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#1 Edited by Axersia (1925 posts) -

So here in Europe it seems the game was unofficially-officially released on the 26th. I managed to get it that morning and beat it the next day.

I'm one of those people this game was made for. Got the first game for my 13th birthday in 2002, and played every damn one of them since with the exception of BBS 0.2.

For me the game absolutely delivered. It felt like a big enough step beyond Dream Drop Distance to be worthy of being called "Kingdom Hearts III." I like the changes they made to the level design, combat, and the overall feel of the controls. That said, I do kinda miss the command-deck system and wouldn't have mind trading in "Flowmotion" to get those back.

Disney worlds were handled well but there were a couple of low points. I thought Arendelle had too little interaction with the movie's characters, and the 100 Acre Wood was so short you wonder why it was even there. The high points for me were Corona and Toy Box. It was neat journeying alongside Rapunzel and Flynn to reach the town and even getting to explore it. Toy Box had the best world opening.

In terms of story it's exactly what you'd expect. If you've been following the series, you're already gonna have a pretty good idea what's about to happen, but it was still a fun and emotional experience seeing it all go down.

Anyway, I haven't played it since I beat it, but I still intend to go back to mess around with the Game & Watch clones and explore some more using the Gummi Ship, as I had to rush it to have it beat over the weekend.

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#2 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

So today is a momentous day. The FMV opening to KH3 has been released. It should be a day of joy, but instead it's a day of disappointment.

Japanese:

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English:

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As expected, I'm really not feeling it. At least it isn't full-on dubstep, but it's still recognizable as Skrillex to me and I just don't care for his stuff.

Perhaps even worse though, nothing seems to match up to the visuals. It's just pure chaos and very short. I have to wonder if they didn't already finish the visuals with Don't Think Twice in mind and just slapped on Face My Fears (with some editing).

Oh well, at least "Killers with an X" must be pretty stoked he got to work on one of his favorite game franchises.

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#3 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

That's unfortunate.

Not that it's probably too out of place given the original game opened up with Simple and Clean PlanitB Remix, but the big difference here is that I like Simple and Clean PlanitB Remix. I absolutely despise dubstep.

Also, I didn't even know about this "Poo Bear" person's existence until I read the thread title. So thanks for that.

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#4 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I only started playing this in earnest a week or two ago.

I'm over 30 hours in now, and I must say the game's biggest downfall is the grind. Making progress on people's chapter 2 has been a serious drag. I almost didn't make it through Therion's chapter 2 as his Thieving skills were still at lvl 8, whereas my main party was in the late 20s. Luckily I was able to compensate for that by Scrutinizing some townspeople, and getting a Thieving boost up to 80%.

Still, having to go into these boss fights with one guy who can't really contribute anything to the battle, except for Donating BP with the Merchant skill and using items, kinda sucks.

With my main party now at lvl 38, and everyone else far behind, it seems the best course of action is to just grind out the necessary levels for my mains (seems like most people's stories are beat at lvl 45-50, so that ain't too bad), and call it a day. And that's a real shame.

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#5 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

I picked Primrose in the first demo and really liked her story, so I picked her in the full game as well.

Though if I had to do it again, I'd pick Tressa or Therion just to get the money/equips rolling in right away, as that's been a major issue for me.

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#6 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

For my main party I just equipped new jobs as I found them, so this is what I ended up with:

Primrose
Dancer/Thief

Ophilia
Cleric/Warrior

Tressa
Merchant/Hunter

Cyrus
Scholar/Apothecary

Not the best job distribution if you want to maximize weapon access, but I felt like it fits the characters, and it's worked well enough for me. If I had to do it all over again though, I would've made sure to keep at least Olberic/Haanit and Therion in my main party for their path actions.

Now that these classes have been maxed out (except for their secondary Divine skill), I'm focusing more on getting them the right Support skills. Both Dancer and Merchant come with skills that add to survivability and decrease SP use, so I'm giving everyone Merchant skills first, and if there's still time, Dancer skills later.

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#7 Posted by Axersia (1925 posts) -

@gtb08: No, that's the new "core" title you're thinking of. This is the spin-off/remake out this November.

I say "spin-off," as a lot of the changes made to this game will likely not stick. This is specifically developed for the casual crowd. The crowd that played Go, but hasn't ever played the real deal, or at least not in a long while.

There's no EV training, no HMs. Pokemon appear on the map and can only be caught Go-style, not fought. Multiplayer is downgraded all the way back to the 90s except with online. There's no GTS or anything like that.

But yes, the Go interconnectivity is very much optional. I mean, do you really need the means to import Pokemon in a game that only has a little over 150? I'd make it a rule to only trade for the missing Pokemon.

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#8 Edited by Axersia (1925 posts) -

@relkin:

Sorry if that was my fault. I added the little note about not talking to her in case you tried that expecting to be given a choice, but then I realized that might've been confusing.

But hey, what you just did is easily the hardest challenge in the game (except maybe Boss Rush), so anything else the game throws at you will be a breeze. Might as well try for 100% completion now.

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#9 Edited by Axersia (1925 posts) -

@relkin: Ultimate and Boss Rush are unlocked by beating Normal using only Zangetsu, killing all your potential allies along the way. Just play the first stage again, kill Miriam with your sword, and you'll see what a Zangetsu-only run is all about. That's all I'll say.

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#10 Edited by Axersia (1925 posts) -

Thought about getting one of these but I couldn't decide on how much storage. John Carmack tweeted that support for external storage is coming, and those Micro USB to Micro SD adapters can get crazy tiny. On the other hand, you probably wouldn't be able to install games to it (not unless you root the device, anyway).

Spending 270 euros for the extra 32GB seems a bit much, not to mention that would put it in PSVR territory. But there still isn't much in the way of games out there (I'd play Skyrim VR and that's about it, I think), and the Go is supposed to have a much better viewing experience (not to mention portability), so I think I should go with that.

On the other hand, with PSVR I could just buy a 3D Blu-Ray of Blade Runner 2049, pop that into my PS4, and have it go. Getting 3D movies on the Go is a hassle...

Yeah, I can't decide what to get now. But the whole appeal for me was the 220 euro price point, so maybe I should just get this over with and buy the thing.