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Feo Takahari

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  1. Originally Posted By: Fin de si├Ęcle It would be a survival horror RPG. I'd play it. The most likely interpretation of your remark is that you're joking about such an unlikely combination of genres. If you have in fact heard of Sweet Home, the RPG that TV Tropes claims was also the first survival horror game, good on you for your knowledge and your reference. Myself, just from what TV Tropes has to say about the game, I suspect those genres should never be combined again.
  2. What? I thought I got 100 in A1 and A2. (I did every last little quest.)
  3. Originally Posted By: Thuryl Originally Posted By: Dikiyoba I only watched the first video, but I fail to see the appeal. I'd rather just go play the game myself. The idea is that somebody plays a game and documents it in screenshot or video form with amusing commentary. The problem is that nobody on YouTube is amusing. I dunno. It's pretty funny to watch Deceased Crab's LP of Eversion as he starts to wonder why the scenery is getting darker. (This is the same Eversion I have in my signature.)
  4. I lasted six episodes, but the compulsion to replay the game became irresistible. I'm writing this in between clearing the Hills of Jars and my planned assault on the Pentil Plains
  5. Am I the only one who liked that system? The overall weight limits were higher, so I could give my agent heavy armor, then not pick up anything until I'd killed every enemy in the region. Fun times . . .
  6. Heust Blade (the "depressed warrior servile") can be really, really useful, but only if you get him when you're at a much lower level than you would normally be at the time you reach him. (He's in the Pit of Misfits, north of Rising. I recommend heading in that direction when you're about level 18, but fighting as little as possible--I was level 25 when I reached him, which was just about perfect.) If you get him later, he'll still have good offense, but his low level will be strongly reflected in his HP totals, meaning it'll be a chore to keep him alive.
  7. I recall an experiment in which genes for . . . I don't remember what, but the eye of something weird . . . were used in a fly in place of the fly's eye genes. It grew "normal" (that is to say, fly) eyes. Messing with genes profitably is hard.
  8. Originally Posted By: Ambignomoi A4 indeed. 227 Chitrachs!!!!! Feo: What in the world was tedious about FF4? Comparing Gatlingers to Chitrachs is spurious. Gatlingers appear only in a handful of random fight setups in a handful of areas. You can always run from said random fights and it's usually very easy to do. And you are not directed to explore an extensive cave system containing 227 Gatlingers, most of which it is hard to avoid fighting. Furthermore, there are lots of ways to 1-shot Gatlingers: most spells will do it, Yang with the right claw, and the Stone spell will take out a group in one hit for 15 MP. Chitrachs are hardy and obnoxious. There is really no comparison. Gatlingers are simply the most irritating enemies I could think of offhand in FF4. As for why the game is tedious in general, I've never been fond of random encounters with endlessly respawning foes. I realize I'm in the minority, but I still say there's something peculiarly pointless about slaughtering one monster after another for the sake of levelling up, but knowing there'll be just as many monsters left when you're done. Of course, this is a feature of the entire FF series--FF4 is only more tedious because, at least in the GBA version, special attacks and spells take a very long time to power up, so most of the time you're better off mashing "attack" over and over and over . . . But anyways, chitrachs stay dead when killed, and bows and spells deal with them just as well as melee attacks.
  9. I suppose for me it was the Demonic Depot in G2. I didn't build my character very well, but I could get through most areas by wit, and by ambushing individual enemies. Turned out an individual rotgroth was more than capable of massacring me even by the endgame. (Yeah, I did a lot of sneaking around in the final areas.) Mind you, I can't think of anything in the Geneforge series as tedious as some of the fights in Avernum 4, and even Avernum 4 was less tedious than, say, Final Fantasy IV. (Forget Chitrachs--Gatlingers must DIE!)
  10. I'm another who likes the Trakovite ideology but doesn't think it's realistic. Though come to think of it, we're talking about a game where glowing goo alters your DNA and dogs spit acid--is realism relevant? If we're going for realism, I might as well add that I don't see how Shapers and creations could live in harmony if more creations were being made for purposes of labor. For that matter, given that the serviles weren't supposed to be intelligent and were supposed to enjoy their work, it would be risky to try making more "dumb" creations in case something else went wrong.
  11. Originally Posted By: monolith94 Unfortunately, those black shades are there permanently, which is a flaw in my mind. Without Sulfras there to hold them there, what's their point? Kind of makes going to the final gauntlet a pain. Come to think of it, you could probably lure some summoned monsters next to the platform and cast wall of blades. Of course, since you don't want to attack your own summons, you'd have to do this BEFORE killing Sulfras.
  12. I thought it was a bit uninspired to have everything degenerate into such a morally grey bloodbath. If I wanted to depress the hell out myself, I'd play I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. Then again, there's really no getting around the fact that if you're going to make a game about slaughtering people, those slaughtered must either be evil (which is unrealistic when there are a large number of them) or not be evil (which necessarily gets depressing, unless the intended audience is borderline psychopathic a la Manhunt.)
  13. Originally Posted By: Doctor J The Huge Roamer and I miss far too often against this one You might have noticed that when recruited characters level up, their HP and Energy increase, but their Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Endurance don't. This means that unless they're really powerful (like Heust Blade, or a glowing drayk I've heard of but never managed to find) they tend to stink after a few levels, particularly in regards to hit and damage. Since they drain away valuable experience, you're better off without most of them.
  14. This gets pretty funny, actually. I remember an argument that the main character in G3 dies immediately and is replaced by another Shaper who does things you can't do.
  15. I'm guessing the problem is that a lot of us don't have the more esoteric sourcebooks lying around. Hell, I don't have any of the sourcebooks, having only played Neverwinter Nights. (Though that game itself might give some hints for how not to balance a Shaper, considering how overpowered the Shifter is even on its own. Don't make the creations too cool, unless they're cryoas!)
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