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Let's Play Megaman Star Force 3
This game was my favorite in the series, and I still have it. It was a little darker than the other two, but it always kept an idealistic vibe to it, which I liked.
ScorpioRat (edited by: ScorpioRat)
Wow, you started playing Mega Man with the GBA games? The first Mega Man game I owned was X1, and this was back when the SNES was still current. I actually started out by renting the NES era games before I had a Super. I should also mention that I was still in the first half of elementary school at the time.

I also liberally used a Game Genie on the NES games, but could beat the SNES X games without one. Likely explains my fondness for the first 3 X games.
Hunter1
That Noise Wave music never fails to be unsettling, especially when you run into a battle right after it cuts off.
ScorpioRat
Star Force 3 is overall much better than 2, but it does have a few consistency problems.

For one thing, they mention how Luna and Omega don't get along, but this is actually the first time they've spoken to each other onscreen - in both of the previous games, she wasn't aware that he existed at all. Furthermore, he was probably only Reformatted into a wizard that afternoon (The text says he "became" a wizard, not that he's pretending to be one).

And then there's the matter of Brothers sharing secrets being forgotten. That was a major component of it previously.
Mysterion
Onscreen yes, but as they still know that he's originally an alien it's safe to assume that Geo revealed Omega to them sometime in between games.

As for the lost of secrets, given how casually the Brotherband is treated in this game you could say it reflects how Geo's completely gotten over his fear of getting close to other people.
ComicX6
Well... This is a decent start. And despite not having played the game (or really looking for spoilers), I suspect I know what Ace wants with Geo. I blame it on having read that one SM xover...
Hunter1
Hmm... Really, The Day Is Won is either Ace Attorney filtered through Mega Man, Mega Man filtered through Ace Attorney, or original SRW. (Yes, I know the song is MMSF; if it was in a SRW game, I would not blink an eye at it, it sounds that "right".)

And they aren't exactly hiding Ace's intent here...
Hunter1
Maybe Harp Note's form didn't change after registration because Harp is an F Mian and wave changing works differently with them? Or Sonia was nice enough to warn Harp about the Hunger-VG upgrade?

Omega-Xis did say he was reformatted, so that may have affected Megaman's appearance to be sleeker.
ScorpioRat (edited by: ScorpioRat)
One thing about Megaman's new form is that it makes it easier for Omega to manifest separately from Megaman. In the first game, this only happened once - the final area where Cepheas' waves were warping the physical and wave worlds together. Omega split off from Geo after Andromeda was fully destroyed.

Here though, it seems that Megaman might not be a fusion of the two at all anymore.
Mysterion
It could be that Geo has fused with Mega so many times that he's actually using Mega's ghost data to transform now. He's permanently got the power now or something.
ScorpioRat
I remember at least Taurus, Ophiuca, and maybe Libra appearing outside of the fusion in the first game. They could just be a projection I guess, but the ghost data theory's as good as any, really.
ComicX6
...The next boss is going to be noise-possessed Ice, isn't it?
Hunter1
Thinking back, Tauros wasn't the vilest of the F Mians, though. He called out Luna for her behavior, and seemed to have figured out Omega-Xis's deal after their rematch on Hope.
Mysterion
He tended to come off more as F Mian hired muscle than a genuinly horrible being like say, Gemini. I mean, since he seems to be the weakest, he probably just got told what to do all day until he got deleted. Then he's clueless about what he should be doing after and just causes trouble randomly.
ScorpioRat
I would say I called it on Ice being the next boss, but really, her issues were played up so much that the only way you wouldn't see it coming was if this was your first Star Force game...
Hunter1
We're almost done with the "Wizards go berserk" scenarios. They get less formulaic afterward.
ComicX6
Yay, we get the game's power up mechanism but can't actually use it yet! Way to go, Capcom!
Hunter1
Hmm... Can't think of even a semi-relevant comment to make, so...

You got the title wrong; it's The Earth and the Sea and the Sun and the Moon. Cows have nothing to do with it, but Blossom, Marine, Sunshine, and Moonlight do.

Yep, this will Pretty much Cure me of my desire to comment on this one. (And if someone reading this gets the joke, please tell me, so I know the effort wasn't in vain. An extra hint: 2010 anime.)
Hunter1
I have a few comments on the repercussions of this, but I'll wait until "this" is more obvious as to what it is. Also gives Comic a chance to cover them himself.
Hunter1
Geez, they're handing out the Brotherbands and Link Power like it's candy on Halloween...

Getting closer to the point where I can give those comments, but still not there. That, and I want Comic to have the opportunity to take first crack at things, since it is the kind of thing he comments on.
Hunter1
You know, I have my own conjectures as to how Luna ended up scattered into wave fragments by Joker's attack.

Well, to start with, that kind of thing can only reasonably happen to an EM being, and Luna was not one.

OR WAS SHE? We've already seen that Tauros Fire needed surprisingly little prompting to return, and Jack and Tia probably had more Noise cards handy. They didn't use them, but maybe proximity was enough.

My conjecture is that while Joker was menacing Luna and charging up his Dread Laser, Luna was subconsciously initializing a Wave Change into Queen Ophiuca. Joker acted before anyone noticed, but she had wave changed just enough to be blown to pieces instead of outright Killed as a human or Deleted as an EM being.
Mysterion
Villains who aren't phased by the hero getting new powers are generally considered cause to worry, in my experience.
Hunter1
Actually, he pauses noticeably before claiming that Megaman powering up was part of his plan all along. The simple explanation is that Hyde knows the Ace/Joker program can make someone more powerful, but had no idea of what exactly it could do until he saw it for himself.
Mysterion
Now that Comic's said his piece...

My opinion is that Luna at this point is a EM Human (or whatever you want to call it). And you would think this would mean she could Wave Change like it's second nature, but no. Really, the Status Quo sucks at times.
Hunter1
Maybe if she found Ophecius again, she could Wave Change. Or turn into Roll to match with Rockman. Since this is the last game, we'll never know what could have been done with Luna's weird revival.
ScorpioRat
Continuing on from my previous theory, I think that whatever was left of Ophiuca was permanently corrupted and destroyed when Joker blasted Luna to pieces (mid-wave change).

And that crazy theory aside, it seems that Luna had been trying to distance herself from Ophiuca - by getting Vogue, for one thing.
Mysterion
Bets that Hope figures it out by the end of the game?
Hunter1
We're at what, somewhere between 50% to 80% completion of the main story (ignoring postgame and any pre-postgame sidequests)?
Hunter1
From what I remember there's about two more scenarios before the endgame, so I'd say about 70%. Somehow I've already managed to rack up twenty-six hours of playtime.
ComicX6
This scenarion is why I think that Black Ace is the canon version.

Does it make sense for a program pried out of Acid, to give Megaman a Joker-based form?
Mysterion
Well actually in Red Joker it's called the Joker Program instead, which introduces a different issue that I remark upon in the next installment.
ComicX6
We're close to the Point Of No Return, aren't we?
Hunter1
I love Heartless' response at the end here.

Tia: We're going to wipe out civilization. Heartless: Are you crazy?! Tia: Do you plan on stopping us? Heartless: I'd hate to make you cry, so no. Go right along.
Mysterion
...Yeah, Jack and Tia aren't very genre savvy, are they?
Hunter1
Well, looks like this is the longest Star Force liveblog, and maybe the longest overall...
Hunter1
Battle Network 4's the longest, actually, but many of its installments were shorter than usual. This one should be twenty-five installments, bringing it in at third place behind Battle Network 3.
ComicX6
As with the IF bosses from the last game, most of the fun of the R bosses is comparing and contrasting their personalities with the originals.
Mysterion
So... Three updates to reach the postgame proper? This really is a long one...
Hunter1
So, it's finally over. Until next time, then...
Hunter1
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