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Looking forward to the new one so much it isn't even funny. Least we have DQIX to tide us over, though.
I actually like the way they change the names, myself. They usually end up sounding more exotic and a bit more memorable than the usual classes.
I just hope they won't make the game easier though.
That would completely ruin the main appeal of the game...that and cute portraits, and good atmosphere, and making me use that old rusty imagination of mines that I turned off at some point in the past.
edited 12th Aug '10 10:00:50 PM by Signed
While I do think that (in the third game) Hoplite is much more accurate than Phalanx, I think Phalanx sounds a lot...cooler.
Basically, I disagree with only the third game's renames, the 1st and 2nd were perfectly fine, because Landsknecht means mercenary pikeman and thats what the Landsknecht does.
Anyone notice how in this game, there is a much larger number of GOOD looking female portraits then there are male ones?
Females: Pretty much every class have 1 or 2 good looking ones.
Males: The blue haired Dark Hunter...both alchemists...and perhaps the younger looking Gunner...
I wonder if the artist is a dude...
^ Except Landsknect only used Axes and Swords...no pikes, not even spears.
edited 12th Aug '10 10:04:17 PM by Signed
They were mainly pikemen, but their universally recognized weapon was the Katzbalger, a short sword, which happens to be in Etrian Odyssey I and II.
I wish my Landsknecht had their frilly, elaborate dress though.
Made it to the 20th floor in EO. God, what an evil floor. I beat the boss, with foes swarming towards me, but hey, at least the boss is gone, right? WRONG. One step back, and it's there. I took a rare peek at a guide on gamefaqs, and it seems that I have to kill every last F.O.E. before I fight the boss. Ugh
I was hoping to use my alchemist again for the first time since I made my hexer, but Im realizing that he needs to be retooled if he wants to be useful. Poison isn't as nice as I thought it would be, and it takes awhile to take affect. the thing is that unlike most of my characters, the alchemist can spread his TP in alot of places. It seems like I may have to have him focus on one or 2 magic types to keep it strong
^Most players create two alchemists in order to cover for all the elemental magic types.
And Hexer's are awesome, right?
You CAN create a three-element Alchemist, although it means you don't have many spare skill points for anything else.
General recommendation is Flame, Frost, whatever the Ao E Volt spell is for your spell choices.
Bump because EO 3 just came out today. Im probably picking it up tomorrow.
And in EO 1, I'm nearing the home stretch. I just uncovered the way to the 25th floor. 21-24 was exhausting, worse than the Cathedral in SMT 1 or Avidea World in Persona 1. I dont even want to know what the Bonus area is like (actually, I really do :P )
I feel bad for my alchemist though, he needs some heavy retooling. :/
Sweet, gotta get the game when I have time....and if a game like EO 3 actually appear on the shelves.
Because i can't decipher my new supercard, I was no longer able to play EO 1 and 2, and am now in the process of trying to buy them.
At least I preordered EO 3, so I'll get that soon.
But holy fuck this series is rare. o.O
I'll have to wait on getting the third one, i'm still getting slaughtered repeatedly working my way through the first two. I really want to try the new classes though. Is the farmer a Joke Character or a Lethal Joke Character?
btw, is there any connection to the first or second game?
I beat the second game...still in the first.
I'm glad I pre-ordered the game last week, because the owner of the store forgot it was even coming out and ordered a copy or two (he didn't specify) right after I initially brought it up. Gonna drop by sometime after Thursday to see if it's come in yet, but it took almost a week for Valkyria Chronicles 2 to arrive so I'm not getting my hopes up.
Preorders come with an art book. Feels a bit vanilla, though...
Well at least you GOT your artbook. I wound up picking it up today (well yesterday at this point) afterall, and Gamestop forgot mine. If it wasn't for that, I'd have preordered from Play n Trade like always :(
Well anyways, I haven't played yet. I'd at least like to try to finish EO 1 first, and maybe even EO 2 if I can track down a copy in a timely manner. I almost made it to the final boss chamber, before I died. The last floor is brutal in hurting me alot before my Medic pulls off Immunize.
And for EO 3, I know I'll follow my tradition of one of every character, so I guess I'll see how useful the Farmer is soon.
I wish the male phalanx or whatever they'll be called in english wasn't so ugly...do you think one of the females one could pass for a dude?
In fact, it always bugs me how the majority of the male portraits are so much uglier than the female ones...I could only remember a handful of males that I liked in previous games.
edited 21st Sep '10 10:51:16 PM by Signed
You could probably pass off the female Phalanx with short hair as male. They caught a bit of Viewer Gender Confusion before the male designs were revealed, anyway.
I actually like most of the male designs, though. It helps that there seems to be more of an age spread in 3, like with the Old Master Monk or the elderly Zodiac...
...I don't like the age spread.
Well except the old monk, THAT one fits really well. But the other male monk, the one that reminds me of little harry potter gets on my nerves. Can't I have a less nerdy young male monk?
I hate both male phalanxes (their heads do not fit their bodies) as well as both male warriors. I like the male ninjas and one of the male beast masters though. And the male farmer is okay.
But you know what sucks?...I want there to be atleast some male presence in my party, but in the few class that have male portraits I like, their female alternatives are by far my favourites .
I wish they brought back the blue haired Dark Hunter from the previous games.
edited 22nd Sep '10 12:24:05 AM by Signed
From what I've played so far, it seems to be a bit more forgiving than 2 was (though that's not really saying THAT much). Once you get to the second floor, though, you are going to HATE those freaking huge green birds (am I the only one who read their name as "Lagerbills" instead of "Largebills"?)
My starting party consists of Princess / Hoplite / Monk / Ninja / Arbalist, with a Farmer swapped in as needed for gathering, and it seems to be working well so far, other than the aforementioned killer birds.
Now I need to decide who to use on the final boss now that I reached him. I know I WILL use my troubadour and medic, and I probably won't use my alchemist or Ronin (much as I like my ronin, those stances get in the way of my buffs) so that leaves my Axe landsknect, protector, hexer (who focuses on binds and debuffs), survivalist, and Whipping dark hunter.
My final boss strategy (if you were talking about EO 1): Party consisting of Alchemist, Bard, Medic, Axing Landsknecht and Protector. Have the protector buff up your party defense, and your bard constantly restore TP. And then do damage.
Seriously, the final boss is a breeze once your bard knows how to restore TP.
The pink haired Landsknecht... is he one eyed, or is he just winking?
well again, part of it was that I wasn't able to pull my defense buffs in time. I'm sure once I get past the first couple rounds it'll be more managable. my party is between 46-58 btw (with my troubadour and medic at the top spots because they almost never leave the party while everyone else cycles)
And yes, Relaxing is awesome.
(I am talking EO 1 btw, can't wait to get EO 2 and see how the characters got nerfed/buffed)
and as for the pink haired landsknecht (who happens to be the landsknect I have), I always thought he had an eye closed in exertion.
edited 22nd Sep '10 2:50:40 PM by Barrylocke
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