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#1 Posted by mwng (931 posts) -

@venatio: Congratulations! I think it's one of the harder fights. See you back here for the last boss!

#2 Posted by mwng (931 posts) -

@venatio: Fairly sure it won't deactivate its limiters until you stagger it. It may also deactivate them when it hits a certain hp %? Probably best to try and get the stagger to coincide with this point (if it's also hp based).

#3 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

@venatio: I think the trick to the Proudclad was to not stagger it until you know you can kill it. Else it goes mental. I just spent hours knocking it down to 1/3 or 1/4 hp with COMs, then stacked debuffs and staggered it, and made sure to finish it off during the stagger.

#4 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

Much like Hailinel, it's been a while since I did this, so hopefully none of the following is misinformation.

Party looks good, I think they're the stronger characters (even if they do end up getting a little samey).

I tended to find there was almost nothing that couldn't be whittled away in FF XIII by just going syn/syn/syn, sab/sab/sab, rav/rav/rav(or)com to stagger, then com/com/com. And going med/med/med(or)sen if crap hit the fan. Sure it wasn't pretty, but it got stuff done. Possibly need to level up syn on one of your party members 'till they learn how to reduce fire damage? Plus damage resist items I guess?

Abuse of consumable to start the fight, and Eidolons is stuff gets hairy (I think they put everyone back on full hp after they finish?) help too.

Found a video of someone doing that part on Youtube if you've not already watched it.

I think there are worse boss fights coming up too, sorry! Good luck!

#5 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

@hamst3r said:

@viciousbearmauling said:

@hamst3r: After you finish up Gurren, I strongly recommend watching Gunbuster and Diebuster, the arguable inspiration for a lot of Gurren Lagann.

Also take a look at Kill la Kill if you want more of the same type of pacing. It's essentially from the Gurren Lagann folks and while it doesn't do the insane ramp into craziness that Gurren does with the same grace, it's still a fun ride.

Thanks, I've added Gunbuster and Diebuster to my list! I watched Kill La Kill earlier in the year and it was really good.

If you're taking suggestions, I'd throw FLCL in there as well, just to complete the Gainax set, if you've not seen it already.

Also, something to watch out for, both Gunbuster and Diebuster have abridged film versions. I'd strongly recommend avoiding the Gunbuster film, and watching the OVAs instead (as Gunbuster is allllll about the characters. It's more Evangelion than Gurren Lagann). On the other hand, the Diebuster film works a lot better than the OVAs, since it's mostly about the action, a la Gurren Lagann (the character development that gets cut here is mainly from the unlikeable characters in the cast...). In my opinion anyway!

#6 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@secondpersonshooter has a pretty good explanation of its issues somewhere.

It's still one of my favorite threads on all of Giant Bomb.

But yeah, Eternal Tomato wasn't bad, I managed to finish it, and it's stupid optional dungeon. Which is tantamount to it's not badness, else I'd have dropped it. Music was nice, game looked pretty, some of the combat was fun, and you can tell people you played a game based on Chopin and look all intellectual. Still, I'm pleased you enjoyed it enough to make a thread to remind me of it.

My favorite thing about the game though is the end; where it just fades to black, and the only way to advance is to reset the console, or take the disc out. Like, I'd not played a game that did that since the Megadrive or something.

(Also as mentioned above, I'd take Resonance of Fate over it any day).

Edit: I found the map for the optional dungeon, no wonder I blocked it from memory...

#7 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

Unsure if this is the right place for it, but another kickstarter for another anime short. Under the Dog.

Lots of big names banded around the pitch, but stuff doesn't always turn out to be the sum of it's parts. Setting seems a little conventional too, high schoolers with guns! Still, I enjoyed the trailer for all the negativity, and how could I not back a project with such a silly name.

They're asking for $580,000 by Sep 7th for a 26 minute episode/pilot thing.

Trailer below.

#8 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

@wittgkatzi: That's an incredibly comprehensive write up! Cannot thank you enough for taking the time to help me out! I'll probably be using the 1st option and using the TV as a hub initially, since it has all the inputs I need, as well as an audio out for a 3.5 jack. If anything gets garbled for whatever reason, I'll try your other suggestion of a receiver.

Forgot to add, circumaural headphones were my preference, and I probably wouldn't be using them for smaller audio devices. So what you've suggested seems in line with what I was looking for!

And again, thanks everyone! I feel almost like I know what I'm doing now, well, enough not to make a totally rash purchase anyway.

I did try Googling this all first, honest! But I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for exactly, you've all made this a lot easier.

#9 Edited by mwng (931 posts) -

@dusker: Sorry, I was a little vague in the OP! I wouldn't be using them in an environment with a lot of noise, so I don't think I'll need something with noise cancelling, and I doubt I'll be traveling with them, so they don't need to be particularly durable. Reason for picking up a set was mainly to prevent aggravating neighbors with speakers while maintaining a decent level of audio while watching films etc.

I'd mainly be using them to watch movies, I try to watch a bit of everything, so I probably can't be too specific about what ranges I'll be listening to most. But explosions are always fun I suppose. Possibly even playing games.

Currently I have everything plugged into a pretty standard Sony TV via HDMI, the TV has an audio out for a 3.5 jack. Also has an optical out which feeds some speakers, but as mentioned, they're a little loud to use at night.

Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!

#10 Posted by mwng (931 posts) -

Hey all, looking into buying some headphones for movies/music, and have a couple of questions if anyone would mind entertaining them, as I'm a total amateur when it comes to this stuff...

1. Basically, any suggestions? I have a fairly large budget (£200/$330 possibly more if you can convince me) and would like something that sounds like it reflects that audio quality wise. I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile, but at the same time, I've never really owned audio equipment that would allow me to be... I'd just like to experience the difference a decent pair of headphones can make.

2. Would I need a hifi system to actually take advantage of them? I have no idea how audio processing works... Would plugging the player into the TV, then outputting the TV audio via headphones produce the same effect as plugging the player into a hifi, then having the hifi output to the headphones? (I feel like this is a stupid question, but that's what the internet is for I guess!)

Thanks in advance!