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Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
Ding-ding! Going down...
Feb 9th 2013 at 8:13:32 PM

I'm trying to find these wood dwelling guys for one of the early quests. Where are they?

Edit: Found them.

Also, just watched a monster so scared of me run into water and drown. Huh.

edited 9th Feb '13 8:17:14 PM by Nicknacks

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Feb 10th 2013 at 9:08:57 AM

I find it hilarious that while some enemies do recognize, others really are just Too Dumb to Live and charge right at you. And more often than not, miss completely.

Totally different story in the dungeons, though. Tenacious little bastards.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Feb 10th 2013 at 9:20:10 AM

There's a helluva lot of monsters near the second town who rabbit as soon as they see me. Including ones that gleefully battered my lower levelled Oliver earlier on. Makes taming the ones I need for the quest in the second town harder than it could be.

edited to add:

Finally got the little blighters. Also plugged up the volcano by beating up the monster Shadar set on me, cured the Cowlipha of town number two of her heartbreak and got the letter saying I have passage on the ship.

Not bad for one nights work.

edited 11th Feb '13 7:02:46 AM by TamH70

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Feb 11th 2013 at 6:48:54 PM

Done Magmadness. Hardest bit of which was finding the thing I was meant to fight. I went up to the top of Big Smoky a couple of times before I gave up and went hint hunting on google.

I also made a curry. tongue

Time to bin it for the night. Much as I would like to keep on playing.

jedimaster91 Professional Nerd from In my world Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Professional Nerd
Apr 9th 2013 at 5:32:38 PM

Picked this up a few days ago. I'm a huge Hayao Miyazaki fan, so when I heard Studio Ghibli was behind this venture and Joe Hisaishi was doing the music, I had to have this game. I just passed the Temple of Trials (and I HATE the Trial of Friendship -_- )and doing some sidequesting before heading up to Mt Smokey. Initial impressions are fantastic. Love the music, the animation is GORGEOUS, and the combat system is growing on me.

Although, Drippy gets on my nerves.

Just once more to the breech, dear friend, once more.
SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Apr 10th 2013 at 2:55:01 PM

[up] Glad you like it!

I've been playing for about a week and a half now. I love it so far. I'm supposed to be headed to Solitary Island, but I'm derping around a little and taking my time.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Apr 10th 2013 at 3:42:16 PM

[up][up]Drippy in Japanese with English subtitles is hilarious. That Osaka-ben is to die for.[awesome]

jedimaster91 Professional Nerd from In my world Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Professional Nerd
May 5th 2013 at 7:05:23 PM

We won't talk about how long it took me to sneak past the guards in Hamelin palace. >.> I flipping hate stealth missions.

Just once more to the breech, dear friend, once more.
danna45 Owner of Dead End from Wagnaria Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Owner of Dead End
May 5th 2013 at 8:59:26 PM

Yeah, that was a real pain...

"And you must be Jonathan Joestar!" - Sue
FFmax Badass Samurai Dog from USA
Badass Samurai Dog
May 5th 2013 at 9:11:00 PM

Just got this game a couple of weeks ago. I really wish we could use the golden glim tricks freely like a limit break instead of randomly appearing on the battlefield. Maybe if this game gets a sequel they can work on it.

edited 5th May '13 9:14:32 PM by FFmax

jedimaster91 Professional Nerd from In my world Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Professional Nerd
Jun 15th 2013 at 11:37:37 AM

So, doing the post game Conductor's quest and I'm on the last bounty hunt, Zodiarchangel. Ugh! All the other hunts for this quest I didn't have any problems with. This time, Chaos is kicking my butt. Stupid boss casts it right when I'm right in the middle of trying to cast a spell so I can't defend. The cinematics don't help since they interrupt the battle. And stupid Esther keeps casting her buffs when I'm trying to get out of getting pummeled to death. Wastes all her MP on that and then dies because she doesn't have anything left with which to heal.

Meh. I'm taking a break. I'll try again later.

Just once more to the breech, dear friend, once more.
FFmax Badass Samurai Dog from USA
Badass Samurai Dog
Jun 15th 2013 at 12:00:04 PM

[up] Yeah that battle had a huge difficulty spike, have you been grinding on the Tokos near Perdida? I maxed out my familiars and characters after a few hours. If you aren't already I would highly recommend using Marcassin because he's a much higher pool of mp.

edited 15th Jun '13 12:03:17 PM by FFmax

jedimaster91 Professional Nerd from In my world Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Professional Nerd
Jun 15th 2013 at 1:00:02 PM

Yes on the Tokos, not so much on Marcassin. I haven't used him at all, so he's waaaaaay underleveled and I'm really not in the mood to grind him up that much. Everyone else is high 80s/low 90s (main chars and most of my familiars). I figure I'll max out my main characters first and then maybe I'll work on him.

In other news, I finally cleared Nevermore of all the chests. Yay!

Just once more to the breech, dear friend, once more.
Dec 5th 2015 at 12:14:37 PM

Sequel time!

Ghibli won't be involved this one, sadly (are they even doing anything nowadays?), but the art-style is still intact, Joe Hisaishi is still around and Level-5 are developing everything again.

edit: oh good god, that cel-shading.

edited 5th Dec '15 12:36:23 PM by LE0Night

Dec 5th 2015 at 12:52:05 PM

Ghibli announced that they had no new projects and were going into 'protect IP' mode a while back so yeah they are pretty much out of the business.

GiantRobots ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED from Victoria Harbour Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED
Dec 5th 2015 at 1:14:19 PM

Heh, Ni no Kuni Ni.

mega-dark Moe Game Console from Planeptune Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Moe Game Console
Dec 5th 2015 at 1:40:00 PM

Is the first game worth getting. I was on my radar for a while but never got since I'm kind of broke. Got some money now and I'm just wondering if it's worth it. I am a RPG fan so I know what I'm getting into.

Hyped for Hyperdimension Neptunia V 2
Dec 5th 2015 at 1:56:20 PM

It's a good RPG, the overworld plays a lot like Dragon Quest VIII and IX but with a real time combat system utilizing mons gained Dragon Quest V style.

The story is umm very Ghibli, simplistic but nice The world is very colorful and unique.

edited 5th Dec '15 1:59:30 PM by Memers

wehrmacht belongs to the hurricane from the garden of everything Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
belongs to the hurricane
Dec 5th 2015 at 1:57:46 PM

it's worth playing for the audiovisual presentation alone. it's not every day you get to play an interactive ghibli movie.

TamH70 Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Dec 5th 2015 at 2:52:17 PM

Ni No Kuni is the best traditional JRPG I've played in years. (I kinda prefer the tactical JRPG genre more now.) If you can get it, bite the seller's arm off.

Dec 5th 2015 at 3:00:14 PM

It is on PSN for 20$ last I looked.

mega-dark Moe Game Console from Planeptune Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Moe Game Console
Dec 13th 2015 at 1:06:28 PM

So I just picked the game up and I'm an hour and a half in, got my familiar and got my fireball and I'm ready to take on the world. I just got a few questions. One, other than for lore reasons, am I going to need to be doing a lot of translating? Two, is there any missable events that I should be aware of before I get there?

Hyped for Hyperdimension Neptunia V 2
Dec 13th 2015 at 1:13:09 PM

Translating? Huh?

Umm missables lets see. There is no way to miss any trophies, or items, or ownable familiars.

Firefry is missable as an enemy encounter. He can ONLY be fought on the Road to Ruin, which is the little path behind Perdida which leads into Miasma Marsh.

Bestiary entries 387-396 can be missed entirely. They are all called "Wretch" and are different versions, These disappear as soon as complete the area.

Malco from the Gungeon
Dec 13th 2015 at 6:34:31 PM

Translating yes. You are supposed to use the cypher quite a bit. However you can just look at a guide if yer strapped for time. There's (fairly) no-spoiler guides for just the messages.

My girlfriend and I tend to call the protagonists Olive and Evanna respectively.

edited 13th Dec '15 6:39:39 PM by Malco

My DA account... I draw stuff sometimes!
TokoWH Hopeless optimist from America's armpit Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Hopeless optimist
Apr 3rd 2018 at 5:57:37 AM

So, while I hate to commit thread necromancy (especially since I mainly lurk the forums), I'm surprised no one is talking about the sequel to this game.

I haven't played the first game so I can't really comment on how it compares to the first one but I quite enjoyed it. Kind of wish they didn't drop most of the Mon aspects but I can understand why. Programming movesets for a wide variety of playable monsters in an Action RPG would probably be a budgeting nightmare.

Either way, still really enjoyed what I played of the sequel. In what can be considered the 'post-game' at this point with a few Bonus Bossess and Bonus Dungeon to complete.

Definitely interested in picking up the first game now. Heard it got a PS4 remaster. My question; is there anything majorly different from the PS3 version that makes it worth getting besides an upscaled resolution? If not, I'll probably get the PS3 version of the PSN since it's only 20 bucks from what I checked. (Of course, this is if the PS4 version even exists. I keep reading conflicting sources on that.)

edited 3rd Apr '18 6:14:44 AM by TokoWH


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