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Status Updates posted by YangustheLegendaryBandit

  1. Finished off my replay of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. I forgot how nice the ending is, especially since it can show how much your efforts in the side quests affected the people of Termina. Kind of sad to have the game done, but had a blast replaying it. Definitely still one of my favorite Zelda games.

  2. I see people call the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time one of the worst Zelda dungeons from the N64 games, but they’ve got it all wrong: the worst one is Great Bay Temple. Replaying the dungeon now, I remember why my replays of Majora’s Mask usually stop here.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      I’m glad I’m not alone on that thought. The water mechanics and machinery you have to work with can be difficult, the stray fairies are a pain to get/find (much harder than Stone Tower’s IMO), and the 3DS version made Gyorg’s boss fight take way too long.

      At least with the Water Temple you don’t have to deal with the 3 day mechanic and can take your time, even if you do have a slap to the forehead moment when you have to go and change the water level cause you missed something. I’d easily take the N64 version of the Temple (where you had to stop and pause to switch to the Iron Boots) than go through Great Bay Temple.

      Thank goodness the other dungeons of the game are really good.

    2. ignasia


      Another reason why I actually need to play through Majora's Mask.  I hate forced time on games, it's one reason I hate Ephemeral Phantasia (seriously, if you miss certain timelines the game progresses and you can miss a lot of stuff as a result, and it does a poor job explaining how it works...though one day...one day I will dive into it and finally defeat it).

      That said...I don't know man, I would say the entire main dungeon in Celda 2: Tug Boat Battlesuit Gundam is my least favourite.  Having to return everytime I go through a main dungeon, and replay EVERY BLOOMIN' floor again and again, and redo every puzzle again and again, and being forced to use the touch-screen is a tad annoying.  I mean the DS touch screen is decent, but not super great, and the boomerang controls are really lacking, so puzzles that require its use are painful.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      I never minded the Temple of the Ocean King. As you progress you get items to speed up your travels through the temple, allowing you to quickly get through certain floors and have plenty of time for the new ones.

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  3. How worth it would it be to play the original SNES/Super Famicom version of DQ6 via the fan translation? I barely played it a few years ago (was a bit DQ’d out after playing the SNES version of DQ3) but would like to give it a chance now, or rather in the near future if I can find a reproduction cart.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Geez, those are some obnoxiously low recruitment rates. What are all the monsters that can be recruited?

      Also, Thanks for the information. I'm not sure when I'll try and get a copy, but I'd love to play it. I always like experiencing the different versions of Dragon Quest games.

    2. ignasia


      Click the link to the guide, and run that search for equip00, the monster list is just below it.

      I didn't put in recruitment rates though, sorry.  Though yeah, it's obnoxiously low.

                  Slime: (around Torukka, around Dhama (lower), around San Marino)
                 Healer: (around Amor (upper/lower), Amor Cave, N of Slime Arena)
           Slime Knight: (around Dream-seeing Cave, Dream-seeing Cave, around
                          Grandmaz, SE of Slime Arena)
             King Slime: (W/N/E of Slime Arena, around Pescado, around Mt. Snow)
           Metal Babble: (around Prison Town, Greed Town Mine, or Pegasus' Tower)
                 Furrat: (around Lifecod (upper), Mountain Path (upper))
                  Lipps: (around Shiena, around Medal King)
               Mud Doll: (Dream-seeing Cave)
         Rotting Corpse: (bottom of Mudo's underground keep)
           Lesser Demon: (around Mudo's Island, Fire Cave)
            Super Tensk: (N of Arcbolt)
              Wind Mage: (Wall of Destiny, around Clearvale)
                 Wyvern: (around Foan or Mage's Tower)
              Dark Horn: (around Foan or Mage's Tower)
               Bombcrag: (around Gandino)
             Boss Troll: (Weaver's Peak (upper))
       Killer Machine 2: (Pegasus' Tower)
             Lamp Demon: (around Sorrow Prison)



      I put in the Slime Knight spawning points anyway, just in case it was my game and really poor luck.  It's very possible I was just exceedingly unlucky.  Though I really need to switch the names over as I used town and dungeon names from both NoProgress and the remake localization.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Huh. Not as varied of a list as I thought there'd be. Figured some more of DQ6's unique monsters would be on the list. Still, it's a decent list of possible recruits.

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  4. I’m finding all sorts of new things in Dragon Quest VII 3DS from me messing around in my first file of the game. That’s the one thing I love about Dragon Quest games: there’s always something new to discover by exploring the world(s) of each game.

    1. ignasia


      Cool, like what?

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      The Greater Leveler for one (at least in DQ7 3DS). Another is the Zoom spell in DQ6 DS that lets you warp between the two worlds. Sometimes random cutscenes. I probably should have kept better track of some of the stuff I found in DQ7 3DS while messing around with my Monster Meadows hunting, but basically I found a few minor cutscenes and conversations I didn't know about in a few towns.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Oh, and treasure chests I've missed. That's another one in some DQ games, especially DQ3 and DQ6. I've replayed DQ3 a few times, but last year when I replayed the SNES version of DQ3 I was surprised how many Tiny Medals I had missed from past playthroughs, as well as secret items or chests I totally missed from not taking the right turns in certain dungeons.

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  5. Welp, now I HAVE to get a Switch. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (aka Monster Hunter XX) will be arriving on August 28th in the west! I knew Capcom wouldn't skip out on releasing the game in the west!


  6. Man, the Flagellant in Darkest Dungeon is great! Can't believe it's taken me this long just to try it out. Great class for causing Bleed damage, can tank hits, has good recovery skills when his health gets low enough, and gets stronger the lower his health gets! Definitely a fun class.

  7. "Elusive, evasive, persistent... Righteous traits for a rogue." -The Ancestor, describing the Highwayman.

  8. Did we lose the dark theme (aka the Den theme) for the site? Cause in all my mobile devices the Den has gone back to the standard white. Any ideas why this has happened @Woodus?

    1. Woodus


      You can switch back, I just did a batch switch for everyone to make sure that no one was "stuck" on the old one.

    2. Brother Jaybird

      Brother Jaybird

      Nah, it's fine. I was just lazy.

    3. RyuKisargi


      I'm liking the new theme, granted I got my hands on a desktop.

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  9. Ah man, I totally forgot the four new King of Fighters XIV were released!!!! My 9 day work streak made it slip my mind entirely! Here I was pumped to play as Oswald and Nadj and yet the release completely slipped my mind!

  10. The new Etrian Odyssey game announcement has me all like:



    1. ignasia


      LOL, would have helped to have given the new title: Etrian Odyssey X.  Given most people would be totally confused given there's no EO VI at least in title.  The FINAL EO game, unless Nintendo decides on another dual-screen console.


      If they do continue the series, it will be without the map making feature, which would be damn hard to pull off in a single screen.  Still, they've done much to expand the regular gameplay, that it shouldn't matter the lack of a map making feature, just have it open up as the party explores.

      I'm really liking the design aesthetic of the new Hero class.  I still need to get EO V.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      It's not going to be the final Etrian game. It's just the last one planned for a dual screen system.


      The speculation right now is that when the series gets to the Switch, it will feature a map on the screen that you can shrink or grow depending on what you're doing, or it will be placed to a particular button for easy access.

      I know the series will continue on. The Etrian team has always done well with adapting to new hardware, or advancing forward with new gameply ideas and implementations to the core of the series. I'm sure the lack of dual screens on Switch will really alter a few aspects, but not harm the base of what makes the series so great. If anything, I'd love to see what the team is capable of doing with the Switch hardware!

    3. ignasia


      That makes me feel better.  EO's approach to class mechanics makes it one of the best tactical RPG systems ever made.

  11. Managed to get the Aloy armor set (based on the lead character of Horizon: Zero Dawn) in Monster Hunter: World. It's really weird to see my character (based on Sir Mervyn from Dragon Quest VII) suddenly turn into Aloy. Only a game from Japan, I guess.

    Still, I'm glad I managed to snag this HZD content. Hopefully when the event quests are recycled I can snag the Watcher outfit for my Palico.

  12. Found a reference to Ico in the Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake! Went exploring on the western beach since it's believed to be the same one from the end of Ico, and sure enough there was a nice shout out to a secret from that game. Now to see if there's a secret hidden somewhere that references The Last Guardian...

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Found The Last Guardian reference! Even had a trophy for finding it! Turns out I just went right past the entrance to it when normally playing! Glad I managed to find it!

  13. MMMMMMMM those battle themes against the Colossi are good. Haven't heard the soundtrack to Shadow of the Colossus in a long while, and the battle music against the 2nd Colossus is so damn good. Gets the blood pumping!

  14. Listening to DQ11's symphonic suite only makes me wish we had the game all the more sooner. Really curious to hear where the songs play in game. Let'a all hope the wait won't be too much longer.

  15. So the King of Fighters XIV is pretty sweet. I regret not getting this game right after getting my PS4, as it's been a blast to play today. SNK delivered another winning game.

  16. How I feel about my DQ7 symphonic suite order being cancelled on me:



  17. For those more familiar with Dragon Quest V, remind me: is the Tower of Zenithia mandatory in the game, or is it optional? I can't remember if you HAVE to climb the tower to make any progress seeing as the place is in shambles and no longer connects to the castle itself.

    1. Democrobot


      Pretty sure you climb it to find the Magma Staff which you use to access a certain part of the map

  18. Since I've been real indecisive lately, my new profile picture is going to be this DragonLord picture I quickly made. Sometimes I wonder why I make these things, but...(shrugs shoulders)

    1. Psaro


      I like it, never seen a dragonlord profile pic around here.

  19. I'm starting to realize where people say they like Maribel as a character. She does have her nice moments and breaks in her tough facade, which are traits I never really noticed due to her berating comments to the protagonist. I'm still not a fan of hers due to her ragging on the protagonist throughout the game, but some of my opinions on her have changed thanks to my DQ7 replay.

    1. TheKingOfTheDragovians


      Am I seeing things here!?

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      I can't think of a smartass response, so no, you aren't seeing things.

      Opinions change.

    3. Fates


      Maribel a best

  20. I sometimes forgot how much I love Dragon Quest. Messing around in the early hours of DQ7 again has been a lot of fun, seeing how all the dialogue changes, how the world grows thanks to your actions...it's all coming back to me why this particular game (and franchise) is one of my favorites.

    1. Psaro


      I love that sailor in Pilchard Bay who always has a cold.

    2. Imutone


      DQ7's attention to detail is the best. It's a shame it will never be popular due to its slow pacing.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      It is slower, but unlike some other games that are similar in pace, I find myself invested in EVERY story DQ7 has to offer and don't notice any slow down. Not all of them are my favorites, such as the love troubles in the herb village, but even then there is still enough there grab my attention and care about the characters.

  21. Woo-hoo! Darkest Dungeon is coming to the Switch! I've loved playing the game on my Vita/PS4! Totally recommend this game to anyone looking for a new RPG.


    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Ah, so the grinding complaints are real then. I've heard reviews mention that, but I just assumed it was reviewers only saying that because it's an RPG.

      I only ask because the PSN version I got came with the Crimson Court expansion. Haven't looked too much into it other than the new playable class that came with it.

    2. BorisTheWizard


      I don't know if the PSN version gives you the option of turning off the DLC, but I would highly recommend it if it's your first playthrough. It adds a mechanic that forces you to do the DLC area, and punishes you if you try to ignore it. 

      Also, as far as the grinding goes, (minor spoiler)


      Completing any level of the Darkest Dungeon (the in-game dungeon of said name, not the game itself) gives all surviving members a debuff that no longer lets them enter the Darkest Dungeon. It basically means that you need a minimum of 16 max level characters to finish the game. I've heard they've added a new difficulty that reduces the grinding somewhat, but I don't know to what extent.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      The PSN version lets you choose to make the DLC part of the game. Also it has different difficulty levels. Wasn't really sure which was which (and didn't even know they were difficulty options until later!) so I just chose the first difficulty.

      Also the Shieldbreaker DLC came out. It's not part of that, but it's a fun new class.

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  22. Darkeater Midir may be the hardest superboss I've had to deal with. He hits like a truck, has tons of health, is surprisingly fast...oh, and he's a giant nightmare dragon who lives at the end of existence.

    What I have gotten myself into...

    1. ignasia


      Wow, he looks like a rather intense fight.

      Hmm...sure, why not.  Just remember you'll need to grow two horns on either side of your head, and adorn yourself with purple robes and a strange headdress.

      Then again, Skyrim alone makes a man a lord of Dragons, though perhaps not a DragonLord?

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      Purple robes sound wonderful. Hopefully I don't get the weird blue skin problem the DragonLord and Hargon have...maybe green or purple instead...

    3. solo


      Sadly i cant fight becuse i dont have ds3 i want to fight this boss who has moves like kalaamet from ds1 who i have fought

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  23. Happy New Year, all! Let's hope the year is full of new quests for all of us! Maybe there will even be some dragons along the way!

    Since Dark Souls III has become a new favorite, I figure it was fitting to make my new profile picture Greirat the Thief for three reasons: he's one of my favorite NPCs, he's a cool thief character (much like a certain bandit), and is a loyal friend/ally to the player character who will risk his neck to help out.

    Oh, and he's got the rockin' blue hat.

  24. I've been jamming out to the Cuphead soundtrack lately. It's easily one of my favorite soundtracks of the year, if not my #1 of the year. Kristofer Maddigan (the composer) and all the performers did a wonderful job. Definitely envokes the frantic nature of the levels and the upbeat jazzy style of classic cartoon music.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      I'd go out and get an Xbox One just to play the game. It looks like something I would absolutely love, and well, I kind of already do without even playing it! Having the soundtrack on my iPod is a good substitute.

      Anyway, I'm impressed this was Kristofer's first compositions for published works. I hope the guy goes on to do more video game music. I'd love to hear what else he can create! You can see more about his music/work in the game here:



    2. ignasia


      Cuphead is cool...yay.  PC dude...PC.  Though yeah the controller would be preferable to keyboard + mouse, but then xbox one controllers supposedly sync with your PC, and you can use it for almost any game.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit


      I don't like to game on PC. It's either home console or handheld console.

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  25. I think Siegward of Catarina might be my new favorite SoulsBorne NPC.

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