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Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana
I didn't realize a lot of recipes were based of alternative ingredients to create new ones. Norman got a bunch now. Heading to Flawless Marvel.

Updated about 2 days ago

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PS2
Tales of Legendia
I guess I'll do the character quests. After playing something else... obviously lol. ;_;

Updated about 4 weeks ago

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NDS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Vanilla Lv 17- About to get my vocation changed.

Updated about 2 months ago

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about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
I'd still try to get 'Rorona Plus' as it's both available on PS3 (as well as Vita) & a superior version than the original Rorona release. The PS3/4 games are a lot different to the Iris series, and more in keeping with the traditional Atelier format of time-management (ie. 3 in-game years to complete the story, but synthesis, exploring & fighting takes up hours/days of that time frame).

Love the Puni Brothers and their (mostly useless ) appearances in the games, but banner itself is from Atelier Iris 2 (my fave of the PS2 games)... well until I recently changed it back to my original Nier theme

Also... Sweet treats, meow!
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
philia bomb~
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
As you've already got the PS2 games, then you'll definitely need: the PS3 games, the Vita games & the PS4 games... oh, plus the DS one! All of them are great (I'm obviously biased), super adorable & really enjoyable!

The synthesis system can easily take up most of your time, especially if you delve into trying to make the best quality items possible. For example; Baking Powder can be used as an ingredient to make Baking Powder, which can increase it's quality. Repeat that over & over to reach it's max quality (79), then you can drop the super baking powder into everything else to make them better quality items. It never ends! Another one is Norman's 'Peach Cocktail' recipe which can make loads of items just by changing a sinlge ingredient!
While you don't get anything special for better quality items in Iris/Mana Khemia games, it plays a huge role in the PS3/4 titles.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: February 17, 2010
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2015
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Yes!, Atelier Iris! I whole-heartedly approve
Can't even begin to imagine how long I spent with the game at university, playing til 4am making bread & bombs with alchemy!
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeahhhhh, the credits rolled, but in cases like that it's clearly not really extra stuff. It's like with Rune Factory 4 where the credits roll 3 times, and the first time is basically just after introducing all the villagers.

Believe me, I share your pain on Legendia. I think I got partway through Chloe's character quest before Nutty asked why I was even still playing, and I didn't have a good answer.
about 4 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Legendia is awful, so I never finished the character quests. Unfortunately, they also make up like half the game and most of its story, which means I don't consider it . One day I'll have to suffer through more Norma.
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey Philia, been a while. Yeah I'm doing well thanks, how's you?

As for the new Layton game, it's available on mobile (came out earlier this year) and the 3DS version only just came out. I seem to recall reading it was out end of October in NA, but I could be wrong. But you guys should be getting it over there.
about 3 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I started Super Motherload on a whim yesterday, and was surprised how fun and addictive it was. I played for like three hours straight. I think I'm right above Delta.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yeah. When it was made there was talk about it maybe having a sequel, however Nomura made it a stand alone. But when they wanted a second game Nomura had to cobble something together. Problem was he was limited with what he could do cause Disney had a strangle hold on their property (of course) so they had to work around things. When Nomura started on KHII he realized he needed something to kind of tie in the ending of KH to KHII without making KHII way too damn long so he made chain of memories. You don't have to play it however it does help to answer a lot of questions. Then he made 358/2 days which helps a little too.
Square wanted him to start releasing games every year so that is why Birth by Sleep came out (amazing game), Dream Drop Distance, Re:Coded, releases of everything, the japanese browser version of unchained chi (i think its called), then the NA/PAL mobile version of that. With the KH 2.8 that released this year they are set to meet next year with KHIII.
Random fact: In Kingdom Hearts, Disney stated that they were only allowed to show Mickey once in the game so that is why he appears when he does. They saw the success and decided that they could show him more after that.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
It can be hard really. However the series has always had a soft spot in my heart. Its nice from a game play stand point that I can set goals for myself by just saying "finish this world up" and that helps.
My son also likes the disney characters so its fun having him sit next to me and laugh when Goofy is a turtle.

I do agree though that it is annoying the just corniness and blah that happens. The convoluted part I keep in mind is only because the first game was made to be a single title itself, but then they had to make it into a whole thing. Then with budgets and timing of the FF titles they had to cut certain pieces out to release quickly and then add other titles. The Final Mix collections really do help with putting it all together
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
So you didn't get pawned when he used his special move ? Were you just really strong or did you move your team around to dodge his AoE ? In my case I pretty much never used the move command in that game except when I went up against Clyde. I figured out that I could move a bit around just enough to keep at least one character out of his AoE and then only was I able to beat him .

Was that in the Volcano stage ? I remember a volcano and indeed getting my team killed at least one time. After that I was super careful and always took no chance at all destroying those random encounters .
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Oh yeah right, I all but forgot about those two. They're in no way lightweights
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sooo, have you met Clyde ? ( Seeing your comment about getting pawned by the bosses brought him back to memory, yet again )
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I can't decide between you being lucky of being oblivious to this auditory massacre or being sad for you missing the whole unholy glory of it.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Hahaha, indeed

The combat system is great. I really loved the Final Fantasy 1 feeling of the magic system as well as the ability to cast higher level spells by combining two lower level ones or just creating some effects that you can't get otherwise. I didn't have too much trouble with the bosses. Well, I'm lying a bit, that first fight against Dyno really set the tone. Gawd it was pretty hard. Clyde was no pushover either . Okay the more I think about it and the more I remember the boss fights as being hard indeed hehe. If I remember correctly you could easily wipe against common ennemies if you weren't careful and just mashed the attack button... Which was nice, it never troubled me.

I noticed the game before it even came out but then was turned off by the, oh my god, awful English dubbing. Then I looked a bit more into it and at some reviews and I don't even remember reading or watching something positive about it . Last I remember someone was whining at how difficult and unfair and way too long for nothing boss fights were. Finally I decided to give it a shot for myself after seeing the game being sold new at 20$.

That game is nothing short of excellent. Not five star material but a real solid experience that I couldn't wait to get more. I got obsessed with finding and leveling up every piece of equipment containing tetrominoes . I just grinded XP on my weapons. Really liked the characters too. Well, most of them, I pretty much hated Niko . The story was pretty nice too and the game is really colorful and pretty to look at.

Once you get over the atrocious dubbing and more than often clumsy translation and just don't take it seriously it really grows on you. It's soo bad that it's almost good .

I wish you still more fun with that hidden gem. There are some games we play in a game that we'd like to replayi for the first time. ARF is one of those in my book.

"Must answer my calling"
about 4 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Ohhhh that's true, you probably can't get all those DLC quests without the Nintendo Wi-Fi thing. Still, the grottos don't require online and I think at least some of the Legacy bosses were offline.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Arc Rise Fantasia, what a great gem on the wii. And the dubbing is just hilarious
about 4 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
DQ IX is an okay game until the post-game. Then it becomes an incredibly addictive random dungeon crawler for completing quests and fighting old DQ final bosses. It's also fairly simple to manipulate the RNG to get the random dungeon boss' best drops using the Hoimi trick.

To put it simply, I think the main story took me around 40-50 hours to beat. Maybe a little more. I have well over 200 hours clocked on it now and still intend to go back and finish up the last 8~ or so quests I have left one day.
about 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
DQ8 3DS changelist that I found real quick:

-No random battles! Enemies now appear wandering the field.
-Game speed can be toggled in battles, making them go by much faster than the original PS2 game.
-Creations with the alchemy pot are now instantaneous! No more pacing around for something to finish combining.
-The bottom screen features a mini-map as well as quick access to fast-travel options once they are unlocked.
-Stats have been adjusted and tweaked.
-New story scenes
-FREE weekly item downloads until September 2017.
-In addition to the game's already extra-meaty post-game, there are two NEW post-game dungeons to explore.
-Two newly-playable characters! If you played the PS2 original, you've met them already as Red and Morrie. While battles still only allow four characters fighting at a time, the leftover 2 characters can be swapped in without wasting a turn, Final Fantasy X-style.
-A photo mode that allows for photography of your posing party, or menacing monsters. These photos can then be shared via StreetPass to earn items.
-Blue and Purple-colored chests now appear in-game and replenish daily, granting rare and sometimes exclusive items if you're lucky!
-Unlockable alternate costumes for everybody, instead of just two characters.
-Voice acting for all the new story content.
-New monster arena content, new recipes, new monsters, new items!
-An all-new optional ending.
about 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Just updated my backlog massively and recorrected a lot of titles. <3