I will have to pick this up sometime when I have some spare cash. Frozen Synapse is amazing.
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Something like 21k rupez and 0 deaths. Just carry a fairy and fear of death be nary.
(also the fact that I have ALttP practically memorized means I found a lot of the bottles really early on since the ones in this game are inspired locationally, just like the rest of this game. Stock up on dat blue drank)
EDIT: According to my 3DS my first playthrough, of which I did a 100% completion run, came in at 20:59. Fantastic game.
I went from having no 3DS at the start of the year to having a 3DS and 10 fantastic games and I am thinking of picking up two more. It is kind of ridiculous how well the 3DS did this year. A Link Between Worlds was absolutely delightful and one of the best Zelda games in a long time - especially after Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, and the DS Wind Waker spinoffs, which were all okay at best.
Yeah, I'm kind of with you. The game is okay when you're actually playing against someone, but the story mode is kind of...incredibly terrible? Like, the story consists of really bad exchanges of text dialogue between the two characters that cannot be skipped. Its not funny dialogue either, just block after block of boring text. The opening and closing comics with each character are better but still nothing special. And yeah, it doesn't really explain the oddities of the characters and how they differ. I mean, its a two button game so I guess they felt part of the fun is figuring it out but I find myself just sticking to Dive and Kick after failing miserable as S-Kill.
And the announcer. Ugh, irritating almost immediately. Just so repetitive. I get it, he's doing a bad accent, but it wears thin immediately and there is no way to turn him off. Asked the devs this morning on Twitter and they have no plan to patch that option in either. So, if I'm going to keep playing it I have to keep hearing that borderline racist goofy voice over and over and over, maybe ten times a round or more. Not sure its worth it.
So while I still like the core idea and enjoy playing against other people moreso than the AI, I'm still not quite getting the degree of unabashed love this is getting.
You can skip the text in story mode by mashing Dive + Kick. It is also like 3-4 text boxes max, so it takes less than a second to mash through it all.
No surprises that Kick seems to be the favorite. No votes for Stream and Jefailey, I shall go play as them immediately! I do like Jefailey's ever expanding head.
I just found this thread. I am #6 Stream on PC :o
I don't think Dr. Shoals is that good. You can react to fly cancels and her mixups don't matter when you are right below her since only one attack can actually hit you. If you use someone with an especially fast or steep kick arc you can punish any attempts for her to come down on you, as at the very least you reset to neutral.
I definitely think Dive and Kick are some of the strongest characters in the game though. They are simple but they have strong fundamentals and you can build Kick Factor fairly easy, which both of them are very scary in, while still having very useful specials.
Markman I don't think is incredibly top-tier just playing for just Justframe. It is fast sure but if you only play for Justframe then you can only come down at one angle. His items let you set up tricky situations (or sticky situations) with the trampoline, glue, oil slick, and chemistry. Playing for Kickbox is kinda rough, but incredibly useful for controlling the air.
Also, calling Mr. N's GTFO useless is really silly. There is no other way in the entire game to control pixels of space that quickly. Don't think of it as a runaway skill since his kickback is generally better for that. You need it for incredibly precise spacing, which is what Mr. N is all about, controlling precise amounts of space to cause you to either just barely miss an attack or for you to come into his domain so he can give you a taste of his footie pajamas. I could talk game all day about Mr. N.
Off-the-top-of-my-head-tier-list, within the tiers the list the names have no particular order.
Redacted, Kung Pao, Uncle Sensei, Mr. N
S-Kill, Markman, Dr. Shoals
The Baz, Stream, Jefailey
Kenny (I wouldn't call Kenny particularly bad, just you can do really well or really poorly depending on the stances you get, so putting him in a tier list is just playing with how generous the RNG gods are to you)
I will probably disagree with at least some of this when I wake up. I kinda want to move
Redacted down but it is more just because I hate the way her Kickback works so much.
Areas re-spawn by leaving and re-entering the area. As the game goes on, you will find yourself needing to grind quite a bit. Unless you are playing on easy, or buy the dlc to boost levels. I've yet to play a Tales game where I didn't have to grind a considerable amount in the mid to later stages.
What? I've never had to grind in these games and I play them on hard by default. A few bosses might take an extra few attempts or an All-Divide when the time comes, but I've never felt like the numbers made it impossible to win.