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@  acceptance : (20 June 2018 - 02:09 PM) I think
@  acceptance : (20 June 2018 - 02:29 AM) Sick nasty.
@  acceptance : (20 June 2018 - 02:29 AM) No More Heroes 3 is a thing.
@  Mig64 : (15 June 2018 - 02:36 AM) I'm not really sure how I feel about it, it felt a bit too different, could either work very well or not work at all, no middle ground.
@  Fire Blazer : (12 June 2018 - 10:18 PM) not having super high hopes for it
@  Fire Blazer : (12 June 2018 - 10:18 PM) the names and art are interesting
@  Fire Blazer : (12 June 2018 - 10:18 PM) new FE looks ok
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 09:07 PM) A post on SF refers to "brigade based tiles" and "squad based controls"
@  Mig64 : (12 June 2018 - 07:59 PM) Those generic units following the character give me hope that we can have actual large scale battles instead of turning everything into a glorified skirmish.
@  Mig64 : (12 June 2018 - 07:56 PM) Seems like a very fitting name for the character, then.
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 07:27 PM) oh hey doing more research on that - the "gard" part is in fact cognate with "guard," so Edelgard approximately means Nobility Protector.
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 07:26 PM) (Also, Edelgard is an interesting name - -gard is a common ending for old Germanic feminine given names [think Hildegard] and Edel is German for noble)
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 07:24 PM) The thing I thought might be interesting for gameplay is that it looked like maybe there were "units" that were actually ~a dozen generics. You can see a large group of archers and a large group of mages attack simultaneously.
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 07:24 PM) I appreciate that Edelgard is wearing pants and not exposing her cleavage. These are useful things in battle.
@  Rujio : (12 June 2018 - 07:23 PM) There's not much there.
@  Mig64 : (12 June 2018 - 07:18 PM) Hey, guys, did you watch the Fire Emblem: Three Houses trailer? Thoughts?
@  acceptance : (12 June 2018 - 12:19 AM) Abyss 3DS will never be a thing that makes sense to me lol.
@  Fire Blazer : (11 June 2018 - 08:33 PM) but maybe they'll just remake it from the ground-up one day, who knows
@  Fire Blazer : (11 June 2018 - 08:33 PM) I already played it for PS2 and 3DS, so I think I'd have passed on that
@  acceptance : (11 June 2018 - 03:35 PM) Although in terms of remakes I would have preferred an Abyss PS4 version. Beggars can't be choosers and all that, though.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 - True Ending/Overall Thoughts (Spoiler-Free)


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:12 AM

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 - True Ending/Overall Thoughts (Spoiler-Free)

Beat Copen's route and then got the true ending on Gunvolt's side. (Copen felt kinda OP btw and I didn't even use much in the way of upgrades or the like.)

The ending wasn't just bittersweet, it felt kind of empty and... just not very well-done overall.

To start, this game seems very independent of the first still, like they hadn't really considered the sequel when making the first game. I don't remember Mytyl being a thing at all before, for instance. But ok, whatever. Happens.

Then the actual ending didn't really answer various questions, felt kinda nonsensical, was a bit anti-climactic in a sense, and overall it was just... not a great ending. Not an impressive one, not one that was particularly memorable, not a happy/sweet one, it was just kinda disappointing, not terribly so, but I value final bosses and endings because I feel like if a game is well-concluded it makes my memories and overall impression of it that much more positive, and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is a fun game overall (even if it's mostly just action with some weird bosses and stuff), so yeah.

Fun though it was I don't think I'll be too excited for a sequel though (and there's potential for it), not if it's going to be more of this kinda writing. The little chats are sometimes nice and 8-4 added a lot of flair to the dialog so it's not really that (yes it was 8-4, I saw as much at the end, which explains why the text and voices hardly matched up, if at all, lol), it's moreso the overall story that's weak, and I don't see that being fixed. I almost wish they went for something simpler where it's easier to enjoy it: a simple, well-executed story is often better to me than a slightly more complex story that's trying too hard to be cool or whatever

That's all I got for ramblings, glad to be done and not a bad experience, maybe about an 8-8.5 not including the story and about a 7.5 including it, so still solid.


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