Oh wow, Neph did get banned. When did that happen?
Oh wow, Neph did get banned. When did that happen?
Play with fire too many times and you're gonna get burnt, haha.
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I find it kind of a shame, as though he was very forceful of his opinions, he never went overboard and simply start swearing at anybody.
Anyways, that's off topic, back to Unchained Blades. Anyone here played the JP version? Or heard how it was?
You say this only because when he did, those posts got deleted very quickly.I find it kind of a shame, as though he was very forceful of his opinions, he never went overboard and simply start swearing at anybody.
He was banned for good reason, believe me.
Ah, I've actually played a bit of the Japanese version of UnchainBlades ReXX! What a coincidence, no?Anyways, that's off topic, back to Unchained Blades. Anyone here played the JP version? Or heard how it was?
Easiest way to describe it would be the anime Bas+ard (drat! foiled by our own filters!) meets The Wizard of Oz meets the Shin Megami Tensei series. It has the look of Bas+ard (and a lot of the same over-the-top character types), the basic plot of The Wizard of Oz (but VERY twisted), and the basic gameplay of the classic Shin Megami Tensei games (but in fast-forward, as everything moves REALLY quickly).
It's a fun dungeon-crawler, and a HUUUUUUUUUGE game. Average completion time is something like 80 hours.
I mean, I like having physical copies as much as the next person and if there's one available at my local shop I'll grab it. But my local shop isn't likely to have rare stuff, so if an old game isn't available digitally then half the time I'll be tracking it down online anyway, because I work full-time and the last thing I want to do when I get off work is fight traffic to a Los Angeles swap meet.
That doesn't make me any less of a gamer. What makes me a gamer is that I enjoy playing, and if something that I want to play is only available as a digital copy, I'll buy a digital copy. I'm not always ecstatic with how DD is currently being handled but it will inevitably evolve.
Edit to jump back to topic: Unchained Blades sounds awesome, I'll keep an eye on it for whenever I pick up a 3DS! LOL.
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Anyways, I can't say I've seen Bas+ard or played any SMT games (I've played Persona and Devil Survivor, but those are just off shoots), but a story that's like a twisted version of The Wizard of Oz sounds interesting. I've seen some screenshots, and I like the character designs, as well as the monsters (hopefully there's a lot of variety).
So I've read that combat is your regular turn-based affair, and that you can recruit your own monsters. The last dungeon crawler I played was Etrian Odyssey 3. Could you make any comparisons to that? And regarding the whole recruit your own monsters, how is that done? Any other elements (monster fusion, creating potions, map drawing, visual novel elements, etc)? And what do you mean a faster SMT game? Do you mean that combat is quick?
When I say "faster," I mean both movement AND combat. When you're moving through the dungeon, you're practically flying at mach 5. And combat, though turn-based, doesn't mess around with slow effects or lots of text slowly printing onto the screen -- it's pretty much as fast-paced as it gets. I suppose somewhat ironically, the only other dungeon RPG I can think of with combat this fast is Dinosaur: Resurrection. (:
I've never actually played any of the Etrian Odyssey games, so I can't make any comparisons to EO3, I'm afraid. If you've played Persona 1 or 2, however, I can definitely say that monster recruiting is similar, albeit a bit more streamlined. Combat itself is pure Wizardry/Dragon Quest style, where you see a line of enemies and just pick commands -- but like I said above, it's much faster than you'd expect from a battle system like that. It also has a few extra elements that are kind of unique -- monster followers, of course, but also the possibility of enemies attacking you from multiple directions at once. Like, if you're heading north in the dungeon, you might get attacked by enemies from the north AND from the west, and you can only focus your attention on one direction at a time (while the monsters will be attacking you from both directions).
EDIT: I will also add an anecdote of my own. When I downloaded Deathsmiles IIX off XBL, you have no idea my joy. You have no idea the hours I've poured into that game. Memories? I've got plenty of memories. It was the capstone to a long, one-year journey that began the first time I played the darn thing at a convention the past summer. My memories of not knowing how to shoot, then suddenly winding up teaching half of the game room the small tricks I learned came back to me just as vividly as a memory of hunting down the game. My wait, like others' searches, was finally coming to a close. It is still one of my most played games. Let's take my copy of....I don't know....Devil Survivor Overclocked. Yeah, I hunted for it. Spent money on it. It's rare now. I've played.....3 hours? 4? Barely any? I'm playing more DS games on my 3DS currently [Got a hot date in LovePlus!!] so.....I see your point about searching, totally. As a collector dating a collector, half of boyfriend and I's "dates" are flea-market runs or game store treasure hunting sprees. Few things are better than the rush of getting something you've been looking for, domestic or imported from PlayAsia or whatever. But some of us can enjoy the same feelings via DD, so there is two sides to the story. ^^ I won't try to change your opinion, as you are forever entitled to it, but I guess I thought it was fair to produce a counterpoint for the sake of furthering a conversation. ^^
Back to the topic at hand AGAIN~! As for Unchained Blades, I am someone who rarely plays a standard dungeon crawler. However, I HAVE played P1/P2, and I prefer a faster battle system. Would I enjoy this game? Is the story solid?
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Personally, I greatly prefer physical media but if you just can't do it, that's the way it is. Im glad you're trying your best.
Digital or not, hope you have more announcements inshore for us. I'll be happy for more physical games, but if its digital, I won't turn away, especially if its a game i'm dying for.
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