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  1. I picked up Bloodstained recently. Got 100% Map completion and it's a VERY good game. Really scratched my Metroidvania itch.

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    2. DrippySlimeStar

      DrippySlimeStar

      I've been thinking about getting it since it's been getting pretty good reviews. I haven't played SoTN or any game like it so I wouldn't have anything to compare it too which I see as a plus.

    3. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Yeah I've wanted to check that oput Yangus, thanks.

    4. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Cool, glad to hear it. Hope you enjoy it whenever you pick it up.

  2. Gintama finally ended. Wasn't able to catch up with before it did like I wanted but I feel more motivated to now that it has a definite ending.

  3. Beat FF8! Ignasia's tips reall you helped!

    With that done, I think it's a good thing I decided to return to FF8 after all these years and appreciate in a way I wasn't able to back then.

    Onto NG+ in Sekiro!

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Awesome buddy.  Cheers and have fun with the next round of PAIN, you masochist, you!

  4. At the final boss of FF8. Any tips are appreciated.

    Now, let me finally finish this game that I absolutely have not given it's deserved credit over the years.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      1) Triple , Triple , Triple

      2) Aura , Aura , Aura (impacts crisis level, which impacts how often you go into Limit Break Mode)

      3) Holy Wars if you have any (24-second invincibility, or the trial which I believe gives 6-second, to the party!...refine...Holy Wars can be created by refining the Gilgamesh Card for 10, or 10 Holy War-Trial's for 1 Holy War).  So use them AFTER Triple and Aura are cast on everyone, as that 24-seconds is in real-time.

      4) 1st battle: any spell type but holy.  So all summons pretty much, except for Alexander.  You can try to poison her.

      5) 2nd battle: When she summons in Griever, HOLY (super weak to it, 2.5* damage, also Wind 2* damage)

      6) 3rd battle: Water (3*) or Thunder (2*), do NOT use Holy or you'll heal her.

      7) 4th/final battle: no bonuses, but no healing either.  Everything is 100% damage.

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      Three ways to exceed 9,999 damage cap:

      1) Aura and Limit Break abuse, particularly Squall's.  Lionheart is insane for overall damage.

      2) The GF Eden (you can get her from Ultima Weapon or Tiamat in Ultimecia Castle) can hit a damage cap of 60,000 when fully boosted, and is neutral property.

      3) Quistis' Blue Magic, Shockwave Pulsar.  Learned from Dark Matter (refine 100 Cursed Spikes with Tool-RF...farm them from the Deep Sea Research center, near the save point inside, you want to fight the Tri-Faces).  Aura in effect will boost the damage naturally as SP is affected by the hidden stat "Crisis Level," which determines Limit Break.

      Vs Ultimecia, at 4~37 spirit, from levels 1 to 65, the damage output, depending on your hidden Crisis level, will dish out, and I'll assume her Magic stat is at 70 after Junctioning:

      Ultimecia Level 1:  8,411 (CL 1) ~ 20,390 (CL 4)
      Ultimecia Level 65:  7347 (CL 1) ~ 17,812 (CL 4)

      So with Aura on, you'll be dishing out tons of damage with Quistis.

      Let's say you have 100 Magic as your stat?  Possible to hit Ultimecia at level 65 with 19,482, at Crisis Level 4.  So don't worry so much about maximizing her stats, as the spell itself is quite potent on its own.

      4) Cactuar at level 100 will always deal 10,000 damage per summon.

      5) Not quite possible without a pocketstation...yeah, that was one thing Square did that screwed over a lot of players.  The Chocobo summon through completing that mini-game learns an upgraded skill that allows for eh...decent damage (4th battle has 4~37 Spirit from level 1 to 65, and that changes output from 405~3750, and with 1 Spirit, damage goes up to 15,000...yeah, only +3 spirit and the damage drops from 15,000 to 3,750).  I thought I'd mention this anyway, since FF8 is being remastered, and no doubt the Chocoboworld system will be implemented without the pocketstation (clearly), so it will be useable.  I forget if there is a way to reduce Spirit.  I think there is, but I'd have to do further research.

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Thanks for the indepth guide ignasia!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Anytime bro, anytime.

      Oh, I forgot one thing.  Risky, but you could actually set up for low HP % wise (so maximize your HP value with Junctioning, 9999 being preferable if possible, and it doesn't mean sacrificing core damage stats to lower values).

      From there you time your Triple + Aura + Holy War as Critical Level 4 is much easier to achieve naturally with under 30% HP (well, under 50% helps, but under 30% really makes an impact, I think 24% and below is the lowest point where you have the highest chance to shift back to Critical Level 4 after a Limit Break is used...meaning you'll constantly go back into Limit Break mode and any attacks that use Critical Level as a determinant for Skill/Spell power will likely just stay there).

      Then just time it with your Holy Wars.  Technically Lion Heart if you can pull off over 7k per hit will just dominate every battle (literally move you from one form to the next and about 3~4 of them for the final form, which has a buttload of HP...I forget how much, and I can't find a good wiki with that data for some reason, but I think it's in the 300k range).

      I do believe every form switch will reset your Holy Wars, but I'm not sure.

       

      Technically you don't need Holy Wars for Ultimecia (you definitely do for Omega Weapon however), but if that's all you have left to do, and you have any left over, definitely use them.  Or if you're not interested in the hardest version of the hardest boss in FF history, and yeah, he makes Ozma seem like a joke without Holy Wars...that's the broken aspect about that item, it's like an easy-mode to super-hard-mode switch.  Even Ozma fully powered down, and using Dark absorbing equipment is more threatening than Omega Weapon if you have the right setup and a good portion of Holy Wars to keep your party from being wiped. 

  5. Beat the final boss of Sekiro! Easily my favorite of the game. I'll return to FF8 now but I'll be starting NG+ on Sekiro as soon a I finish that off.

  6. So after some long and hard thinking... 

    Sekiro is my new favorite game of all time. At long last, Majora's Mask has been dethroned.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Why has it replaced Majora’s Mask?

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Oh yeah, a while ago I said Breath of the Wild was my favorite. I changed it back to MM a while ago. Lol

      But in a sense, I like it for a lot of the same reasons I like MM. Soulsborne has always had MM feel with me. The emphasis on cycles and repetition and the structure of questlines.  Sekiro just happened to finally be the one I liked more than MM. 

  7. So I was making pretty good progress in FF8...then I picked up Sekiro.

    This game may seriously be my favorite of all time. It's already my favorite Soulslike game.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Definitely on my list of must-haves.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Gah, you’re making me want it too, Dragovian. I put off buying it since I was running into free memory space issues with my PS4. It will have to wait until later this year.

    3. solo

      solo

      sekiro is awsome i got it myself i have yet to finish it 

  8. I've gotten the Ragnarok in FFVIII, with the world pretty much opened up I guess I'll really start side quests now. And uh, getting rid of Random is gonna be a pain for Triple Triad. 

     

    Eyes on Me is also a really good song. Squall and Rinoa are well developed.

    FF8 is a good game I secretly liked it all this time I was only *pretending* I didn't like it....yeah...that's it.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Oh.  MAKE SURE TO SAVE before taking on Seifer in Lunatic Pandora in a SEPARATE file.  Immediately following that battle is the point of no return.  Literally one of the worst forms of it.  You can go anywhere in the world, but interact with nothing.  No battles, no draw points, no npc conversations, no shopping, no farming, no making new weapons if you haven't completed your final weapons, no card game if you wanted the best cards...NOTHING.  It's like the biggest #$*! slap, but it's also cool because of the story elements at play.

      This is especially true if you ever want to take on Omega Weapon and Ultima Weapon.  I don't think you can enter dungeons at that point, and Omega is brutal in this game (easily the hardest version of any super boss ever, but is also the easiest with Holy Wars and that spell that allows triple actions...so both brutal but easily broken, especially if you're level 99...Omega has by far the highest spikes in stat gains all the way through 99, and is kind of easy at level 1 if you managed to stay that low...Ultima Weapon is actually harder at level 1).

      Anyway, thought I'd give you the heads up, as you're forced to the final fight after Lunatic Pandora.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      @ignasiaBravely Second does something like that. When you beat the last few bosses in the Kaiser’s floating keep, the game throws you into an (for lack of a better explanation) empty world. You can go to any of the previous locations, but there’s no interactions of any kind. Things don’t change until you save, go back to the title screen, and then notice a new option is available.

      I remember thinking I had screwed up something, but once I chose the new option and noticed a big old change during the opening sequence (when I did it again because I screwed up the first time I tried the new option) I realized what was happening and what I needed to do in the opening.

      Mother 3 is another game that really likes to use “points of no return.” In particular without any warning either. Earthbound at least gives you the heads up on what will happen when you use the Phase Distorter in Saturn Valley and beyond, but Mother 3 doesn’t really foreshadow the points of no return very much from what I remember of the game.

  9. On Disc 3 of Final Fantasy VIII!

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Hot damn, you really move fast.

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      I surprised myself to be perfectly honest. I expect my pace will slow down because I'm gonna be taking my sweet time for side quests and optionals. Queen of Cards, Tonberry King, Doomtrain, Ultimate Weapons, Limits, Omega Weapon, etc. 

       

      Didn't expect to come around to liking it so much now though.

  10. Beat the 1st disc of FFVIII. I uh...

    Take back every joke I ever made about it.

    1. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      That battle system is still jank though ngl. But I love how exploitable it is.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Hey, now you’re going to get into the part of the game where everything starts to go kind of crazy. It becomes Mr. Squall’s Wild Ride once you hit disc 2.

    3. Slimeknight

      Slimeknight

      @King What legal exploits are there?  I try to keep a low level and have my best limit break characters low on HP in order to use more limit breaks.  I am kind of nervous playing the game because I heard you can get stuck if you over level or something.

  11. And at long last... after all these years I finally feel like giving Final Fantasy VIII a second chance. So I guess I’ll boot it up on the ol’ PS1.

    1. Slimeknight

      Slimeknight

      This is one of the games I am playing now.  I am the farthest I have ever been but I am still on the second disk.  It could well end up being my favorite game.   Be careful because the enemy scales with you.  Early on make sure to get the skill that makes it so you do not have random encounters because in many ways you want to avoid leveling.  Message me if you want any more tips.

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Uh thanks. I’ll take you up on that offer for help I guess, if I find myself needing.

  12. Gotta say I’m digging the new FFVII Remake trailer. It actually looks good. But there’s so much that could go wrong with game that I’m anxious. Especially if SE will stick to episodic releases... please no.

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    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Hmm I suspect it’ll be Sephiroth talking in Cloud’s mind. People have theorized for years who the voice inside Cloud’s head was. I subscribed to the theory that it was always Sephiroth, so if that’s the case it’ll be nice to have called it right after all these years.

       

      Also ai suspect that the scene at the end with Sephiroth is the flashback of Nibelheim. I hope it’s teasing the iconic scene with Sephiroth walking through the fire.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      I remember that being a long-time theory, and it makes sense, however given Cloud develops a form of Multiple Personality Disorder where his brave side is hidden from his cool and aloof side, and his child side is further hidden (they never really explored this, but it stems from the basis for Fei Fong Wong in Xenogears as the original build and concept was initially the original build and concept for Xenogears).

      So based on the actual development notes it would be his own personality, and a part of himself he's kept hidden (his child side and brave side), while the side we all know is in control.  However as it's very shallow in presentation and never fully developed as a concept, and is essentially treated as memory issues by the time Tifa saves him in the Lifestream, it leaves the door wide open to insert Sephiroth.  Especially given Cloud was given Mako infused Jenovah cells after the events in NIblehiem, because he took out Sephiroth.  Then of course we know that Sephiroth can communicate directly with Jenovah infused soldiers, and takes over their mind as his disciples.  Sadly that too is WAY underdeveloped.  It would be nice to see some utilization of those controlled soldiers.  Like an army going up against Shinra and the party.  Or mass slaughter of a certain area to distract on intent and direction while Sephiroth prepares the Northern Crater for his body transformation.

      The biggest issue though is the set for that particular scene looks less like the Mako reactor room in Niblehiem than it does almost anyplace in Midgard.  Plus it talks about Sephiroth's current plans, and the dialogue is goading, as if reference past events.  So it's unlikely to be a flashback, it would be a current event.  So it could be a hallucination.  It could even be at the top or near the top of Shinra Tower, in the jail cell, after Sephiroth clearly freed the party...like a new scene midway into that, as a more proper introduction.

      I expect the first release to be all events through the escape of Midgard.  I expect the second release to be through to the events in Nibleheim in the present, and the third to be everything else beyond that point.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      I missed something.  Pause the video at 58 seconds.  Notice the ground, there's a white stripe as from a road.  Should be interesting to see when this is (maybe in the midst of escape?).

       

       

  13. I finally beat all of the Data Organization XIII members in KH2 Final Mix. Lingering Will here I come!

  14. I finally got Platinum in Bloodborne.

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    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      That is a good one to end on since it’s the secret ending. Personally I’m not a fan of that ending, but that’s a discussion for elsewhere so it isn’t spoiled haha.

      How long did it take for you to get the hidden Chalice Dungeon boss trophy? That was one of the last ones I went for and man, you have to be real precise with the order you do when going for that trophy/boss! Good boss fight though, so the payoff was worth it.

    3. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      It took me a long time. Probably the trophy that I found to be the most tedious. Especially the second to last boss, Bloodletting Beast, which had no business being as difficult for me as it was. But the pay off was worth it,

    4. solo

      solo

      i am working on it 

  15. "Askeladd is my slave name. Let me teach you the real name my mother gave me. Lucius Artorius Castus. The legitmate King of Britain."

    1. Dwaine

      Dwaine

      Nice to see you, Askeladd.

    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      What happened to Lord British?

  16. I went ahead and used the most generic zero effort pfp so I could at least still have a new king every month *technically*.

    I'm gonna try and be more active.

    1. eal

      eal

      For November you should be a picture of a text from King’s Game: The Animation.

    2. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Oh hi Dragovian. I was just thinking about you and wondering where you’d gone.

  17. Dang, I put DQXI aside for a while, don't know why, I was having so much fun with it. Gonna pick it up again soon.

  18. Just one more day.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      ...until the Nameless King brings down the thunder.

  19. "Ask yourself this: "Why do I fight?"

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    2. eal

      eal

      Do Seven Deadly Sins King next if characters literally named King count.

      Also Prince Endymion became King Endymion at one point right?

    3. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Yeah I mean I used King Bradley and he was just literally named King. Fuhrer was the title.

      Also isn't King from SDS actually the King of Fairies?

    4. eal

      eal

      At one point he wasn’t sorta.

      Most people just know that’s his name not that he’s a literal king

  20. I've beat Dark Souls remastered. I liked a lot. I'll be moving into Dark Souls III later. Maybe do an NG+. I want to write down how I feel about it compared to Bloodborne later.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Cool, I’d be up for reading that.

  21. I arrived at Anor Londo in Dark Souls. Gotta say this is probably gonna be my favorite area. I love the architecture and feel to it.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I definitely need to get the remastered edition.  I haven't played it.  So what's the architecture like?

    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      Well when you get there there's a nice sunset overlooking the city. The city itself is made of white marble with instrresting checkered patterns on the floor. There's a lot of neat little segments with you crossing the roofs, rafters, and finding paths that give you good views of the city. It's a kind of ethereal feeling I get exploring it.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Sounds very pleasant for such a dark game.

  22. "Glory lies beyond the horizon. Challenge it because it is unreachable. Speak of conquest and demonstrate it."

    1. eal

      eal

      A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell.

  23. I've beat the Hunter's Nightmare and gotten all the DLC weapons. 

    I went ahead and polished off all the weapons for the main game. Currently only have 4 trophies till Platinum, and I'll be able to get 2 more very soon. Might as well go the distance for the 100%.

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    2. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      I'm at Layer 3 of the Defiled Chalice. I believe after this one I'll have the final chalice for the secret boss. I have access to the Lecture Builing which is where I'll find Augur of Ebrietas. From there I can go to the Nightmare Frontier for my final special hunter tool, Messenger's Gift. After that all there is beating the game two more times.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Oh yeah, the Messanger’s Gift! I didn’t find that till my 3rd playthrough. They did a good job hiding it in the Frontier (and hiding it behind a nasty enemy too, those cursed Winter Lanterns).

      Good luck getting the rest of the trophies! It’s wonderful to get that platinum. If you want a good trophy to end on, consider the sunrise ending for last.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      Nice going.  Reminds me I really need to finish up my normal playthrough.

  24. YES!!!!! FINALLY BEAT LAURENCE THE FIRST VICAR!!! 

    This had to be the hardest boss for me in Bloodborne. It was an honorable, battle.

    Now on to the Orphan of Kos and I'll have beaten the Old Hunters DLC.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Hey, congrats! Laurence was my trouble boss of the DLC too. Good luck with the Orphan!

  25. "I myself have never believed in faith or God, if they exist, perhaps this is there way of divine justice and providence."

    1. eal

      eal

      Which is ironic considering the goal of a certain character and the people he’s surrounded by.

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