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4 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:
32 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

If I may add my two cents, I dislike the "if you don't try it you might miss out" argument because, by that logic, we should all go play every single Call of Duty right now. Or Fortnite, or the twenty-something Fifas, or the entire Forza Horizon series or the new Gollum game or the infamous ET game on Atari that killed the industry. Because, how can you know whether you'd like them or not without playing them?

Time is a limited resource, and it is impossible for a person to play every videogame that exists in anyone's lifetime, not to mention the money. You need priorities, and some degree of certainty that you'll enjoy the next game you play. So I find it perfectly understandable to drop a series if you've been severely disappointed by the last few releases and have reason to expect the next ones will be the same. I also find it perfectly understandable to drop a game if you're a ways in and still aren't enjoying it - videogames work on loops, they're not likely to magically change or lose whatever problems you have with them if you've already stuck with them for a few hours.

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3 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

Usually that's what Demos are for. Let you sample a game, free of charge and for a short period of time, so you can judge if to proceed or not further with it.

Most games don't have demos.

3 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

Engage Chapter 11 certainly didn't stop me.

Well, that's each person's decision how much they're willing to put up with. It's not an exact science.

3 minutes ago, Shaky Jones said:

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I like how you apparently count for five people.

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4 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Most games don't have demos.

Well, they should, then.

4 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Well, that's each person's decision how much they're willing to put up with. It's not an exact science.

At the risk of upsetting you further... yes, it's true, but then, "you never know until you try". Hence not exact science. Every case is unique. So you must ask yourself if you want to take that risk.

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7 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Most games don't have demos.

Man those ps1 demo disks were my childhood.

7 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I like how you apparently count for five people

This more than doubles the number of people that agree with you.

3 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

At the risk of upsetting you further... yes, it's true, but then, "you never know until you try". Hence not exact science. Every case is unique. So you must ask yourself if you want to take that risk.

There's an easy answer. Can I play it on my Nintendo PC? 

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6 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

Well, they should, then.

That's absolutely true. But it is not the case.

6 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

At the risk of upsetting you further...

Further? I'm not upset at the moment

6 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

yes, it's true, but then, "you never know until you try". Hence not exact science. Every case is unique. So you must ask yourself if you want to take that risk.

Indeed, that is correct. How you go about choosing is, of course, is up to you. You can look at footage of the game, reviews of the game, descriptions of the game, etc. and determine, to a degree, if it seems like something that you'd enjoy. Some people even pirate games and if they like them, they buy them later to support the devs. But when the time comes to invest an amount of money and hours into a game, you're obviously going to feel more inclined to do so if you go into it with some certainty that it's your kinda game.

8 minutes ago, Shaky Jones said:

This more than doubles the number of people that agree with you.

Can't argue with that, I guess.

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20 hours ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

don't ask me, ask Kaga and/or Manga artist. This is the official FE4 Manga 😛

“Official manga” doesn’t make it canon Shrimp-kun, a writer/artist adapting the video game to another media can take liberties. If the opposite was true Engage would have actually had a functional plot and main character.

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11 minutes ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

“Official manga” doesn’t make it canon Shrimp-kun, a writer/artist adapting the video game to another media can take liberties. If the opposite was true Engage would have actually had a functional plot and main character.

cope

3 minutes ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

Shrimp-kun please tell me you don’t have any sisters.

I have yours

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30 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

cope

 

 

32 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

I have yours

So what’s it like having sexual congress with thin air Shrimp-kun? I don’t have any sisters so it must be an odd experience.

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1 minute ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

I don’t have any sisters

only because i stole her from you

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1 minute ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

So what’s it like having sexual congress with thin air Shrimp-kun?

you would best know the answer to that.

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15 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

only because i stole her from you

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No Shrimp-kun I’ve never had any sisters you fool. I mean I guess you could technically argue that because my dogs are a part of my family they could be considered sisters if…oh my god…OH MY GOD!!!

15 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

You would best know the answer to that.

No I can’t say that I do Shrimp-kun. If you wished for a description of what the inside of a vagina feels like I could be of service but I’m afraid that when it comes to thin air you’ll find me wanting.

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8 minutes ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

No Shrimp-kun I’ve never had any sisters you fool. I mean I guess you could technically argue that because my dogs are a part of my family they could be considered sisters if…oh my god…OH MY GOD!!!

Stop projecting your sick furry fetishes into me

Disgusting.

8 minutes ago, Sidereal Wraith said:

If you wished for a description of what the inside of a vagina feels like

Don't wanna hear that from a furry.

Ewwww

Ewwww

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7 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Stop projecting your sick furry fetishes into me

Disgusting.

Shrimp-kun is okay, we can get through this. Even though you claimed to have…stolen…my dogs…

*Wraith vomits in his mouth*

9 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Don't wanna hear that from a furry.

Ewwww

Ewwww

*Wraith continues to vomit*

Why God, why!?!?

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3 hours ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

ike

Even VNs are starting to have faster localizations

A;C had less than 15 Months - that's faster than all Falcom translations still lmao

The biggest Vanillaware gap was 13 Sentinels, having almost a whole year between JP and EN. But that's because a funny thing happened in 2020.

 

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Let the counteroffensives begin.

Spoiler

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Thar the praise.

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Fourth.

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Olaf means business.😎

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Pretty simple, easy map. Small, rather narrow, the terrain completely discombobulated. It kkinda suits Lash with all the hills.

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Day 5. Central base secured, map is fundamentally won. Spamming Infantry with the occasional Mech from the north, Tanks and a single Rocket from the center.

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Aww... Olaf is a dog lover.🐶

-And who are you to complain about using Black Hole stuff? Sturm was bankrolling your invasion of Orange Star! (I'm sure Grit thought this but didn't say it.)

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I had Olaf pop his CO Power b/c why not? A unique quote for this specific battle? Fully-voiced too, that's nice!🌨️

Won in 16 days.

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I know I skipped over the opening dialogue. Yet against the soft Blue Moon Theme, this scene was rather touching. Weird given how dang lighthearted AW can be, but here there was a moment of poignancy.🙂

Now onto Gri-

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Kanbei! I decided to rotate between between Blue Moon and Gold Comet, since both campaigns unlock at the same time.

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They de-Emperor'ed Kanbei. "Leader", but no specific title. 

TBF, "Emperor" was a little odd. Japan's imperial dynasty has reigned but has not ruled since... pre-Heian (pre-794AD)? Maybe the blink-and-you-miss-it Kenmu Restoration? The late-Heian period's Cloistered/Retired Emperors?

Emperor was odd given any lack of mention of it in AW1, so its removal here is fine.

And no matter what Kanbei is...

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...He is at his very best in Black Hole Rising.😁 Since Sturm was upgraded to +20 Firepower and Defense no strings attached, Kanbei was brought up to +30% Firepower and Defense, while still at only +20% unit cost. Samurai Spirit makes him almost unassailable for one turn. He crazy good, if with the attempt at balance.

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Pretty easy battle, an introduction to Missile Silos. The enemy is guaranteed two, but you work to deny them the all-important center and its six silos.

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This is actually my second attempt at the map. I wasn't happy with the first.

Build order was: Day 1- One Infantry, Day 2- APC, Day 3- Two Infantry, thus this the fourth turn. Only 4k starting income and Kanbei's more expensive units forces this stringent build order.

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Day 7. Just perfect. The center island is secured. (If only the AI sent its own APC towards the island instead of unnecessarily northward.)

The Recon was built alongside the Infantry to try distracting the enemy Missile Silos from the APC, both were successfully distracted.😄

The Recon was actually useful in combat too, usually they're garbage outside of FoW and I don't build them. But a Kanbei Recon is different.

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Two damage to an APC from a full-health Tank. Maybe it Flak triggered his negative luck. Or maybe it was just Kanbei's 30 Def bonus + 30 from terrain that made this laughable hit happen.😄

Flak, considering luck bypasses Defense, should actually be a decent Kanbei semi-counter. But he got screwed by this easy map. 

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Beautiful use of a Missile Silo, which have appropriately hefty sound effects.

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No DUH! You messed with Kanbei!😛

And as with Olaf's first, a 16-day win.

Gold Comet began its liberation campaign in the south of the country, Blue Moon chose the center. Now, the Moon takes action

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directly southwest.

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Re-Boot loves having Olaf shout at Grit. That voice clip gets a lot of mileage.

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So it's going to be a Battle Before Dawn?😉

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About that...

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Your hat stops me from seeing them all.🤠

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Aren't you supposed to be in 'Comet?

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TBF, Grit did defect from 'Star.

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???

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For those unfamiliar with the phrase "bless your heart" is the Southern US's way of saying "God have mercy for your stupidity". Or, if you utter the phrase immediately before or after saying any insult towards anyone, it makes the insult superficially polite 😃, no matter how vicious the insult actually is.

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Really gotta go all Southern by slipping in a mention of cornbread.🤨

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Getting called the mortal enemy of the laid-back guy. Yep, Adder really messed up here. Feels like he might've had the slightest brief glimmer of a chance if he had trimmed out the middle of his persuasion banter.

Me posting 90% of the conversations says how much I've always been fond of this one, ever since I was a child.😄

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The map itself is harder than the three-star difficulty suggests. The enemy outnumbers you, no deployment facilities. Not a single direct combat unit stronger than a Recon. The map forces you to utilize Grit's strengths, which I kinda like.

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Now he has a daily Firepower bonus, despite a CO Power nerf. Actually, did AW2 Super Snipe always provide the same Firepower as Snipe Attack? I know Dual Strike gave SS more. Actually means he has less Firepower under SCOP than during his COP in AW1, but a daily boost is more than satisfactory compensate.

As for Snakey...

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Lies! These lies were written long ago, and they're still falsehoods. His AI is no better than anyone else's, his CO Powers fill up no faster than anyone else. The fact is, he is merely a pure vanilla CO with the only 2-dot CO Power in the game, and his SCOP is also a absolute minimal 5-dot cost. And all his powers do is +1/2 Movement to all units.

Still, for him, blustery boasting of abilities he doesn't have sounds appropriate.

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Why are you smirking that I destroyed your unit? Do you like losing?

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(Jumping ahead b/c I forgot to screenshot this in Grit's fight.)

Why do you yawn upon victory?

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And...

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...but the real jewel...

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...is mid-animation.😈

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I lost a Rocket to the Mechs that didn't show up until later, and one of the two Artilleries too. I could've played this better. But I still won on Day 7, short, but tight.

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Successfully commands a dangerous battle while not fully-rested, Grit be good.

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One last battle, the Gold Comet war effort crawls northward. And Adder returns to the country he is supposed to be invading after having lost all those heavy tanks to a guy who had none.

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The fortress is just a bunch of terrain you can't move onto, surrounded by eight Mini Cannons that deal 3 nonfatal damage to one enemy within range each turn, boring. Destroy all 8 or capture the enemy HQ to win.

The enemy begins with 28 units to your zero, but have no deployment facilities and can easily be denied access to any. Since you do have bases, you're guaranteed to win in the long term, as long as you keep the two forward neutral bases out of enemy hands. As a child, this map discouraged me b/c of the early onslaught and I gave up very early more than once, I know better now.

FoW ofc b/c Sonia is in charge, FoW is her specialty.

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Stronger counterattacks? That sounds new, did they actually buff a CO in Re-Boot Camp?🤔 Why only her?

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Day 5 situation. I remembered the Bomber in the shadows, hence the two Anti-Airs.

Adder wasn't being as damaging as he could've. He was obsessed with Infantry and ignored my vehicles, he particularly wanted to deny me the capture of that neutral city next to three allied ones. I was afraid all the Infantry losses would ruin my Technique score here.

Unfortunately, once the initial wave of aggressors is taken out, the map enters a long boring phase as you try to find the hidden Lab map and take out the Mini Cannons.

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Day 23 I get the secret lab map and destroy the last Mini Cannon, victory. (The enemy captured the neutral northern Seaport and used it to... churn out six useless Landers, and only one Battleship! The latter the sole naval unit with any usefulness on this map. But then, the AI probably isn't smart enough to conclude landing operations aren't needed at all here.)

Managed to get a perfect 300 Score. Surprised on both the Speed and Technique fronts.

Adder has no (bad) chemistry of any kind with Sonia, but then, that isn't a surprise. Her Black Hole bond lay with another.😉

 

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Unicorn Overlord Reveals Character Renders & New English Screenshots - Noisy Pixel

At least one playable oldie in the 60+ usable cast. Just your usual "veteran retainer/caretaker of the protagonist".

 

5 hours ago, Acacia Sgt said:

Bug Time.

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A cricket, as musical a bug as there is. Matching hair is nice too.

 

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Haha, well, if so, I remembered I'd uploaded my run of Ruby Cup with Princia, so I decided to record and upload yesterday's victory also. Super crusty video, Youtube fucking ruins these uploads for some reason, but oh well.

The loop level is fucking insane. There were times it was all I could do just to be able to tell what was happening. Eat your heart out, MK8 anti-gravity. And yet ironically, it was the second easiest level on the cup. Hardest was probably the last one. 14:14 hurt me as much watching it now as it did last night. Funny how Princia was the one who almost snatched victory from me. Girl got a taste of glory a year ago and didn't want to give it up.

Thank you for your fun through ordeal!😃

 

1 hour ago, gnip said:

"canon" is a bourgeois concept, anyway.

After the contentious end of Game of Thrones, I once read an article claiming "canon" is a sexist concept. Because men have long defined what is canon -such as GoT's ending- and women have as long been relegated to the realm of fanfiction to express their views.

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13 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

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Unicorn Overlord Reveals Character Renders & New English Screenshots - Noisy Pixel

At least one playable oldie in the 60+ usable cast. Just your usual "veteran retainer/caretaker of the protagonist

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@Saint Rubenio what's the beard rating on this one?

_____

Anyways, the game does seem to confirm that there aren't any "routes". No funny Tactics Ogre shenanigans. But that doesn't mean there isn't a degree of choice

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As expected, some enemies will be recruitable although they might all be Shura cases. Now I wonder if there will also be a Samson/Arran case or if some character's recruitments depend on another being alive (I don't think permadeath is a thing here).

 

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