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SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
May 15th 2019 at 9:47:29 PM

You do both eventually, and it makes two timelines that you switch between periodically. You can only go so far in one before needing to progress in the other.

Are you playing the 3DS version, or the DS version? I havenít played the 3DS version, but I think that one has three timelines. Not sure how the third one is integrated, though.

Edited by SapphireBlue on May 15th 2019 at 9:47:54 AM

May 15th 2019 at 10:31:26 PM

The third "timeline" is actually a set of vignettes, most unconnected. There's like one exception, which is only four nodes long but still plays out unconnected to the main plot.

Which is a huge waste because up to the end it's the single most interesting thing added by the remake.

32ndfreeze If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive from Australia Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive
May 15th 2019 at 10:35:04 PM

I just picked whatever I felt in the moment, since eventually the game forces you to go back and do the other, there is zero pressure to make the "right" choice.

"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
AceofSpades Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
May 15th 2019 at 11:15:16 PM

I'm playing the 3DS version, but it lets you pick which version, actually, by asking if you're familiar with the original story or not. Since I did play through part of the original story but came nowhere near completing it, I chose the version where I was unfamiliar, and clearly I have forgotten some things so it's a good thing I did. So even if you do think the added content is kind of lame, I'd like to avoid spoilers on the new stuff, please. I'm probably going to play it at some point.

HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
May 21st 2019 at 7:06:53 PM

So, I'm currently watching The Slayers on youtube, and for the heck of it, I decided to also check out on of the RPG's that take place in that universe: Slayers Royal.

Made in 1997, this game was the only time in the franchise( until Slayers Evolution-R almost ten years later) where Naga hung out with the rest of the cast (Gourry, Zelgadis, Amelia, etc) which is interesting considering that whole thing with Naga and Amelia being sisters.

Unfortunately, there's only one fan translation of it, and I could only start from the second part since the first part seems to be blocked on youtube. Still I'll see about giving it a full look, just for the novelty of Gourry meeting Naga.

Once again, wokka wokka!
AceofSpades Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
May 21st 2019 at 7:51:50 PM

I'm up to chapter one now, and have done two sidequests and gotten three more. Also, I'm discovering that this game rewards backtracking in the form of giving you skills so you can get to all of those chests you can't get to. AND I WANT THOSE CHESTS.AAAAAAAAAAAH

Also I really like that it lets party members you're not using one, have a chance to give a support move, and two, get some experience so that you're not leaving them hopelessly behind by not using them when they're in your party. It certainly helps with Rosch who I quickly ended up outpacing while I went through most of chapter one with Rainie and Marcus going through the Sand Fortress.

May 21st 2019 at 8:01:21 PM

Good luck with your first giant spider boss, if they're as hard as they were in the DS version.

AceofSpades Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
May 22nd 2019 at 12:28:55 AM

Spider boss?? Oh boy that sounds fun! I'm going through the Alternate history route now because the part where I try to sneak in with the Satyros requires that I get Kiel to teach me his tricks. Precious baby Kiel.

Right now I'm actually going through the demo because I've convinced myself there's some kind of prize for completing it, but that's probably bupkiss. I'll switch over to the full game once I'm done with chapter one.

May 22nd 2019 at 12:33:48 AM

The trouble with giant spiders was they were so big they can't be moved, which removes a key aspect of the gameplay in moving your opponent around to combo better, and made Aht's trap tiles, which triggered upon being moved on and could be the most damaging moves in the game if comboed right, useless.

HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
May 26th 2019 at 12:29:41 PM

So I previously asked about why Aya Brea was carrying a gun with her to the opera and got some definitive answers about it (in addition to learning a bit more about police in the US.

So now I'm wondering how far that concealed carry licence goes. If she left New York, but was still in America and was still a cop, would she still be required to have her gun with her, as well as her badge?

Not sure why I'm asking; it just got stuck in my head and I figured it's still kinda JRPG related (if only barely) since it's about a JRPG character...

I wish they'd remake Parasite Eve. I'd play it, and the original was a good game. Bet they'd be able to do a lot of new shit with how far graphics have come.

Once again, wokka wokka!
May 26th 2019 at 3:42:11 PM

Thanks to the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Law, she could legally carry a concealed weapon with her, but she isn't necessarily required to have her badge with her.

Actually policing out of state is a whole other bag that varies from state to state.

Edited by Hashil on May 26th 2019 at 4:42:53 AM

AceofSpades Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
May 26th 2019 at 8:08:35 PM

I mean, cops carry off duty for the same reasons anyone else carries a concealed weapon, but I don't think there's anything that requires that they do so while off duty. That would a stupid regulation, really. Also, I'm very sure they're required to have a security check going through the airport, though there the TSA is checking everyone anyway. Concealed carry laws for sure vary from state to state, I remember a bit of a legal issue came up some years ago because some people from like, Virginia or whatever, wanted to be able to carry their concealed guns into DC but DC doesn't allow for that. Police also don't really have jurisdiction to carry out the law outside of the area they're serving in unless they have a very specific reason to be going outside of it, which is a pretty complicated thing and results in both friction and cross-jurisdiction cooperation in big cases.

This is less about rgps though and more a US culture/law kind of question for the OTC.

Edited by AceofSpades on May 26th 2019 at 10:11:49 AM

HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
May 26th 2019 at 8:13:03 PM

Meh. I consider it research for future projects that will (admittedly) probably never happen.

But you gotta point on that.

...Gonna reiterate my previous statement that I wish they'd remake PE.

Once again, wokka wokka!
Jun 6th 2019 at 8:46:50 PM

Looking for a Free JRPG to play: it could be a demo or a fangame, it can be of PSONE quality. I just want a complete game to play through [Rakenzarn Tales was excellent but neither game was complete]. It could be a point-and-click game too.

SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Jun 6th 2019 at 9:29:09 PM

Last Scenario is pretty good. I got a little ways in and liked it. I hear it gets way better later on, so I didnít see the best of it. Maybe if anyone else has played it, they might have more to say.

Yomegami Sanely Insane from Out of Nowhere
Sanely Insane
Jun 6th 2019 at 9:46:09 PM

If you don't mind RPG Maker Eternal Twilight is a pretty good RPG. It takes a lot of inspiration from MMOs and applies them to a single player game, so while that does mean you'll spend a while crafting things and fighting bosses that take a while it also means that a lot of the fights in the game are pretty creative.

AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Jun 9th 2019 at 12:56:37 PM

Pokemon Uranium was one I liked, but I seem to be in the minority. I didn't really mind all the grinding (of which there was a lot of), and... I honestly don't remember why people didn't like it, but I thought it was a fine package overall. I really liked Pokemon Sage, but currently exists as a demo for approximately the first 10 hours of the final game.

Goddammit, Schezo...
Jun 10th 2019 at 6:35:59 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, I will look them up. And no I don't have a problem with RPG Maker games. I also played Pokemon Uranium once but I heard that Nintendo shut it down? If it was finished and is still available I would take a crack at it again.

AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Jun 10th 2019 at 7:34:47 PM

Oh, right, they did.

Even I'm not into fangames all that much, and the only reason I even downloaded Uranium was because I knew the DMCA was coming.

I remember people in the Pokemon General Thread found a safe download on their own despite that, but idk how much that has changed since then.

Goddammit, Schezo...
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