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Everything posted by Seraphim

  1. Just finished 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and, well, I'm kinda underwhelmed. The overarching plot was pretty decent, but the presentation; not so much. I mean, you're just dropped in the middle of things without any idea what's going on, and then you're expected to keep track of a ton of characters and their relationships while the game jumps back and forth between different timelines in basically every scene. Things obviously got clearer as the story progressed, but the hours leading up to that point weren't very enjoyable and I don't feel like the conclusion to the story was satisfying enoug
  2. I'm looking forward to reading this, but there's no way I'm paying the ~60€ asking price in this region (~70€ if you don't own the other Muv-Luv games). I'm going to be busy with Nioh 2 and a few other titles for a while now anyway, so might as well just put this purchase off until it's on sale.
  3. Prelude to the Fallen is just a remake of the original Utawarerumono, which was released long before (roughly 13 years) Mask of Deception/Truth. If you want the most out of your experience, you should definitely play Prelude before the others. You'll appreciate cameos and whatnot a lot more. (I sure did, at least.) And yeah, you can actually get some bonus items in Mask of Truth if you max out the BP and level of a character in Mask of Deception, but they don't make much of a difference if you ask me. They boost EXP and BP gain, but the bonus only affects the character the items are equip
  4. @Stormwolf You should consider reading this. It's based on part of Episode 8 of the manga and explains a bunch of stuff that was left out of the story in the main game. I also disliked how they were being so vague in Umineko, but this clears up at least some of the confusion and improved my impression of it overall.
  5. I do, but I was under the impression that the difficulty and tactical positioning were something kept from the original game. Maybe that's not the case, but that doesn't really change the fact that there are quite a few things I don't like about the gameplay parts of Mask of Deception. Too high damage, too much RNG, no EXP for non-combatants, no decent ways to farm EXP on the side, BP being borderline pointless, and so on. I hear Mask of Truth at least adds shared EXP from the battles, so that's nice. Dunno if they did any other improvements than that, but I guess I'll find out soon enough.
  6. Currently playing Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, after finishing Prelude to the Fallen a few days ago. Admittedly, that one was pretty easy, but what the hell is up with the enemy damage in Mask of Deception? Regular, run-of-the-mill enemies actually hit harder than the main characters of the story and can easily kill them in 1-2 hits, not to mention the AOE attacks that can wipe out several party members instantly. I imagine the developer being like: Makes it feel more cheap than genuinely challenging, really. Especially when you add all the RNG stuff and the fact that they've removed
  7. Are you saying you have a Switch from another region? If so, you should be fine. It's pretty simple to change eShop locale, and I assume the same is true for accessing the Japanese one.
  8. You might wanna put off reading those too. Haven't read them myself yet, but from what I've been told, they're connected and the first one supposedly ends on some sort of cliffhanger that isn't resolved until the final part of the series, Le Volume sur Hiver. Judging by the fact that the previous parts have been released during the summers of 2016, 2018 and 2020 respectively, I'm guessing we can expect the finale to be done in summer 2022.
  9. You might wanna postpone reading Summer Pockets. Reflection Blue, which adds a whole bunch of new content, is at 100% translated and 88.4% edited, and considering the pace Alka's been going at so far, I imagine it won't be long until they're done.
  10. It's Claire Courtney Claire from Mono no Aware wa Sai no Koro.
  11. I didn't even realize until just now that Vol. 7 is the final installment and conclusion to the story. I read Vol. 1 back when it was released in 2017 and enjoyed it for the most part, but since I'm generally not a fan of episodic releases, I decided to put off reading the other volumes until they were all available. I'm kinda swamped with other games and VNs right now, but I'm definitely delving into Phantom Trigger again sometime next year!
  12. This picture made my mind prepared for hacking. Maybe I should dial down my game time in Cyberpunk a bit.
  13. Switch uses a unique type of cartridge, so the only way I know of is if you actually own a Switch, jailbreak it and use SX Dumper to transfer the contents of the cartridge onto an SD card, and then in turn transfer them from that to your PC. If you're not intending to buy a Switch, you might as well just buy the games to support the developers and then download them from somewhere to run them on your PC (assuming they actually run well, which I can't confirm since I haven't delved into emulation for the last 15 years or so).
  14. You sure you aren't thinking of the Mangagamer sprites? Those and the PS3 sprites use the same backgrounds, but I think hungofhydra is referring to using the Ryuukishi07 sprites, which might change the backgrounds automatically. (I haven't tried them myself, so I can't confirm.)
  15. http://hanepin.daa.jp/serika/kouryaku/kakyu-sei.html
  16. Actually, I already finished Adabana a while back, by somewhat questionable means since I didn't exactly have a choice. I'm glad to see it made available on more platforms and would honestly love to buy it now just to show my appreciation for it, but the fact that ANIPLEX seem to be vehemently insistent on keeping it geoblocked on Steam doesn't sit well with me. Until that's taken care of, they won't be getting any money from me.
  17. Well, there's the fact that it's geoblocked in Europe, meaning people over here can't even play it unless they pirate it. I imagine that might be part of the reason.
  18. How much repeating content is there to skip through in R;N? I've heard that the skip function is broken, at times not skipping already read text while other times skipping unread text when it shouldn't, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to manually sort through all the repeating dialogue in each subsequent playthrough just to make sure I don't miss anything. It was extremely annoying in Baldr Sky, but I'm assuming it shouldn't be quite as bad here since this VN is much shorter.
  19. Okay, so I've been reading Air on and off for a while now, but my in-game saves keep disappearing (the actual files are still on my hard drive) so I have to start over and skip through the entire game (several routes in succession at this point) every time I want to continue, and it's driving me more than a little nuts. Basically, I'm leaning towards playing the PSP version instead in order to avoid this issue for the rest of the game, but I read a comment from some dude claiming that there are some h-scenes in the PC version that are somehow relevant to the plot. Considering how Key's h-scene
  20. Unless I'm mistaken, I think this is the first life sign from EXTRA2 since Sprite's revival last year.
  21. I'm excited about R;N, but the localization is apparently a bit questionable, resulting in inaccurate character portrayals and faulty terminology among other things, so I'm gonna wait for the CoZ patch that'll drop in roughly a month.
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