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ThreeLeggedHyena
Jan 27, 2009


Gup posted:

I don't know how much game I've got left for just the main story.

chat -
Each of those locations you mentioned with the glowy gold doors (The fourth is Lost Izalith through the Demon Ruins, past Queelag's Domain/Chaos bonfire.) holds a boss of course. Once you defeat all four bosses, you unlock the final area. So really, it depends on how long it takes you to complete those areas. But you're mostly there!


I can't wait for my copy of Dragon's Dogma to get here. I'm pretty clean set on Magic Knight, the big blunt smashy weapons are an absolute favourite of mine and the Magic Shields look quite cool from what I've seen of them. I was worried you'd be stuck with some kind of little toothpick sword and buckler, but this doesn't seem to be the case. You can very much do a 'hulking viking warrior' look as much as a dashing mage-fencer.

As 'generic fantasy' as this setting looks, it does some things that few others I've seen seem to. It's got a diverse seeming representation of cultures! Lots of accents and skin tones actually represented in the NPCs as well, it looks like. I'm loving that - while I'm not one to go 'my immersion is ruined!' when everyone is a carbon copy, I rather appreciate the seeming effort to diversify.
Of course this is Capcom, so it's likely more awful than I know. I'll see firsthand soon!

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ShineDog
May 21, 2007
It is inevitable!

Should Diablo or Dragons Dogma get my moneys? It's a hard one! The DD demo certainly scratched a "party of awesome warriors" itch, with combat that felt enormously heroic in a way that almost every ARPG fails at.

rizuhbull
Mar 30, 2011



I made a pretty good Balthier clone. A travesty there's no sideburn options. The character creation is pretty in-depth if you fiddle with the details. Plus having both a slot for clothes and armor is loving amazing. More games need to do this. Wearing a steel breastplate makes me cringe for my nips just thinking about it.

Game gave me a smile when one of my pawn's yelled out "Tis but a flesh wound!" in the heat of battle. Reference's beaten to death, but didn't expect it from a Japanese dev.

Mokinokaro posted:

It's based on IGN's review solely, which other reviews and streams have proven is incorrect.
Oh IGN, what'd they give Dragon's Age 2 again? A 8.5 was it?

DD

DA2


rizuhbull fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 10:09

Gup
Mar 17, 2008


ThreeLeggedHyena posted:

chat - So really, it depends on how long it takes you to complete those areas. But you're mostly there!

Thanks! I think I'll try to finish the game first, before moving on to DD (who am I kidding ...).

And for the poster above me talking about a certain game site, guess you can't spell ignorant without IGN.

I stopped caring about their game reviews a long time ago. Don't get me wrong, not hating on them, but besides their specials/exclusives/TV show reviews they ain't got much going on for me anymore.

ClownSyndrome
Sep 2, 2011

Do you think love can bloom on bob-omb Battlefield?


IGNlol

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


4 and a half hours until gamestop opens... I'm glad that this is the release date, because yesterday was my birthday, which means birthday money. Too bad I can't play all day tomorrow because i told my father i will help him install and AC unit.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



I have no idea how you are supposed to import the demo characters I made into the game. Someone said they're supposed to appear as the default, but...no?

edit: Oh yeah, I played the Japanese demo...

Binbin
Jul 15, 2003



Oh man this game is actually really good! I can't seem to figure out how to redeem my pre-order code for rift crystals though...Teddy Roosevelt really needs those specs!

OK Octopus
Nov 26, 2007

drunk octopus
wants to fight you


You lucky bastards. Mine JUST shipped. Looking forward to seeing your pawns in action.

I notice that the OP mentions I should turn off the dynamic camera. Details as to why?

Gherkin Jerkin
Jan 22, 2006

With great power, comes great crunchability...


It really breaks up the gameplay unnecessarily. "My lord! Grab hold! I shall send you to the beast!" [Gameplay pauses and camera swoops over to focus on pawn's clasped hands]

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


Gherkin Jerkin posted:

It really breaks up the gameplay unnecessarily. "My lord! Grab hold! I shall send you to the beast!" [Gameplay pauses and camera swoops over to focus on pawn's clasped hands]

Oh man, that was my only complaint from playing the demo. I'm glad you can turn it off.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


I've just played Dark Souls, Skyrim, and a bit of Dragon Age. I don't think I can deal with another Western fantasy world, but I think I'm going to trade in Skyrim this week and get Dragon's Dogma. I've played mages recently, so I think I'll go with an Archer or a Magic Archer.

How many games have used the Stinger move anyway? Besides the DMC games I've used it in Bayonetta and Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Manatee Cannon
Aug 26, 2010


To be fair you're using it as Dante in MvC.

Buckwild Dorf
Apr 5, 2011

by XyloJW


So my David Bowie pawn seems to be going over real well.

Too well. Now his responses to victory are classified as 'arrogant.'

Wandered off the starting story path twice and decided against it after getting my rear end handed to me by bandits. To be fair, I hadn't bought any skills in a long time and bandit mages are the worst.

Oh, and a great way to kill goblins is to through a jar of oil on them. No fire needed, it's an instant kill for some reason.

Nelson Mandingo
Mar 27, 2005



When people say this game is hard they're not joking. I'm in a dragon-infested area and have to avoid every fight to survive.

iastudent
Apr 22, 2008

You walk through life not knowing who the idiots are! That gives them the element of surprise! And that's how they ruin your day!


skinny white boy posted:

Wandered off the starting story path twice and decided against it after getting my rear end handed to me by bandits. To be fair, I hadn't bought any skills in a long time and bandit mages are the worst.

If you're playing fighter/warrior, as soon as you see someone carrying around a staff or starting up a spell, you better drop everything you're doing and Blink Strike their rear end.

Nahxela
Oct 11, 2008

Execution


Arthil posted:

It's a Strider skill, I believe?

Brackhar posted:

Is there a dodge button I'm missing? I want to play a melee Strider, but if there isn't a dodge of some kind...
It's a dagger skill and it requires you to be like level five vocation or something, at the cost of ~1,300 or 1,400 DP. It doesn't immediately unlock.

Buckwild Dorf
Apr 5, 2011

by XyloJW


iastudent posted:

If you're playing fighter/warrior, as soon as you see someone carrying around a staff or starting up a spell, you better drop everything you're doing and Blink Strike their rear end.

Strider but they have a similar attack. My solution for one group I found on a mountain pass was to start tossing them all off the cliff. My solution to the Catacombs in Dark Souls has once again paid off in spades.

iastudent
Apr 22, 2008

You walk through life not knowing who the idiots are! That gives them the element of surprise! And that's how they ruin your day!


Does anyone know if the augments from mage/sorcerer for increasing magick damage also apply to the magick shield skills for Mystic Knight?

E: On second thought, considering my playstyle with Mystic Knight, I might switch back to my starting vocation of fighter for a little bit.

GameFAQs posted:

Prescience - 7 - 4,500 - Performing perfect blocks are easier, +5 frames

iastudent fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 12:22

Nahxela
Oct 11, 2008

Execution


iastudent posted:

Does anyone know if the augments from mage/sorcerer for increasing magick damage also apply to the magick shield skills for Mystic Knight?

E: On second thought, considering my playstyle with Mystic Knight, I might switch back to my starting vocation of fighter for a little bit.




Man, you don't need that. The window for parrying isn't that bad.

3D Budgie
Sep 11, 2011




Farnese and Serpico from Berserk.

Shame you can only have a party of 4. I'd love to play as Guts' New Party.

Malachite
Mar 2, 2004


How important is encumbrance?

I want to sprint all over and spam attacks, so making a small character sounds ideal. But that does mean the littlest knight will be limited to light armor instead of plate? Or is that purely for loot and/or tossing dudes around?

Gyoru
Jul 13, 2004



The Day 1 DLC is up on XBL.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/P...15-d80243430814

80 points for the 10 quest pack.

Malachite posted:

How important is encumbrance?

I want to sprint all over and spam attacks, so making a small character sounds ideal. But that does mean the littlest knight will be limited to light armor instead of plate? Or is that purely for loot and/or tossing dudes around?
You mean your weight limit? If you're a hoarder like me, it's pretty important. The weight levels go from Very Light, Light, Average, Heavy, Very Heavy, Overencumbered. You want to be at Light encumbrance at the worst because your movement speed will start suffering significantly at Average and above. There's an augment that increases your carrying capacity too that's useful.

Gyoru fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 13:15

Harlock
Jan 15, 2006

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Gyoru posted:

The Day 1 DLC is up on XBL.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/P...15-d80243430814

80 points for the 10 quest pack.
So $10.00 all said and done for the on disc DLC, assuming it's the same thing. If this is part 1 (10 quests of 100).

Nelson Mandingo
Mar 27, 2005



Wait, the Warrior class only gets to use 3 abilities?

ClownSyndrome
Sep 2, 2011

Do you think love can bloom on bob-omb Battlefield?


Idea for main/pawn combo: Blackadder and Baldrick

Might make my characters tonight to save time on release day

Hihohe
Oct 4, 2008

No rules... Cat Town...

Not sure if its me, but playing a mage is hard. Spells are pretty badass though.

also anyone do that escort quest with the Ox, THAT SUCKS BALLS! I WENT THROUGH ALL THAT JUST TO DIE IN THE VERY END! Be prepared for that. You have to start all over... sucks rear end.

Eddain
May 6, 2007


Is there a google doc somewhere that we can add our names to, in order to share free pawns?

bear is driving!
Apr 6, 2005

How can that be?


What determines what kind of armor you can wear? I'd like to play a Mystic Knight but I don't want to be stuck in robes. I'm envisioning myself as Sauron, all plated up with a mace blasting fools with magic.

OK Octopus
Nov 26, 2007

drunk octopus
wants to fight you


Eddain posted:

Is there a google doc somewhere that we can add our names to, in order to share free pawns?

Maybe we could start a second thread just for pawns/players? Everyone make one post with game name, system, and pawn name, plus relevant pawn details. We can go back and edit the post as we play and grow. That way, we can pick and choose who we friend.

Lotish
Dec 10, 2008

I pick up my Devil Axe...
...and DEVIL!


Mystic knight definitely gets to wear armor--at least the same armor as a fighter, with some unique pieces like magic shields.

ChibiSoma
Apr 13, 2008

Man that ain't no riddle. Just an extremely rude personal question.


Get the last copy Best Buy had, get it home, go to install it... 360 makes some ugly, ugly noises and the install won't start.

So hurray, either my copy of the game is hosed in the ear or my 360 is dying. Again. For about the fourth time in a year.

Lemme kill some manticores and poo poo, god dammit!

E: Thought it might be the hard drive, but the game saves/loads just fine and plays alright without being installed. Obviously I don't want to just play from the disc, though. Anyone got any ideas?

ChibiSoma fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 14:38

Nahxela
Oct 11, 2008

Execution


bear is driving! posted:

What determines what kind of armor you can wear? I'd like to play a Mystic Knight but I don't want to be stuck in robes. I'm envisioning myself as Sauron, all plated up with a mace blasting fools with magic.
With every piece of equipment, there's a grid of icons that represent the different classes. I don't remember all of them yet, but the ones that are highlighted denote which classes can wear what thing.

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


bear is driving! posted:

What determines what kind of armor you can wear? I'd like to play a Mystic Knight but I don't want to be stuck in robes. I'm envisioning myself as Sauron, all plated up with a mace blasting fools with magic.

It's determined by class but Mystic Knights do indeed wear heavy armor, not robes.

Dogbutt
Nov 25, 2011

Look at my face.


It makes me really mad I can't play this game until Wendsday. I hope everyone is having fun so far.

By the way, can your main pawn change classes at anytime?

Edit: Also I can't decide if I want to make my pawn an anime, or something silly or cool. Decisions decisions...

Dogbutt fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 14:50

ImpAtom
May 24, 2007

Watch that tongue... sticky!


ChibiSoma posted:

Get the last copy Best Buy had, get it home, go to install it... 360 makes some ugly, ugly noises and the install won't start.

So hurray, either my copy of the game is hosed in the ear or my 360 is dying. Again. For about the fourth time in a year.

Lemme kill some manticores and poo poo, god dammit!

E: Thought it might be the hard drive, but the game saves/loads just fine and plays alright without being installed. Obviously I don't want to just play from the disc, though. Anyone got any ideas?

My copy did this too. I think it may be something with the game as other things install fine. I just kept trying and it eventually installed without trouble.

Milli
Sep 28, 2009


friendship is magic
in a pony paradise
don't you judge me

Ugh I want so badly to play this game, but I am absolute poo poo at it. This chimeara in the demo is kicking my rear end so hard, it's ridiculous.

Obviously the solution is to buy the actual game and practice like a madman

3D Budgie
Sep 11, 2011



Some of the class information for this game is strange. The official site and the OP here, says that Mystic Knight can only use 1h swords/maces and shields. This video http://youtu.be/5lds9KFgoZ4, shows them playing Mystic Knight with a staff and shield combo.

Does anyone with the game have the correct information for class restrictions etc?

ChibiSoma
Apr 13, 2008

Man that ain't no riddle. Just an extremely rude personal question.


ImpAtom posted:

My copy did this too. I think it may be something with the game as other things install fine. I just kept trying and it eventually installed without trouble.

Okay, it's good to know it isn't just my copy then. I'll keep giving it a go. Thanks for the info, man. I want to get to killin' giant things!

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Gyoru
Jul 13, 2004



3D Budgie posted:

Does anyone with the game have the correct information for class restrictions etc?

Fighter - 1H Swords/Maces, Shields
Mage - Staves
Strider - DW Daggers, Shortbows
Warrior - 2H Swords/Hammers
Sorcerer - 1H Staves, 2H Archstaves
Ranger - DW Daggers, Longbows
Mystic Knight - 1H Swords/Maces/Staves, Magic Shields (towershields)
Magick Archer - 1H Staves, DW Daggers, Magic Bows
Assassin - 1H Swords/Maces, Shields, DW Daggers, Shortbows

Gyoru fucked around with this message at May 22, 2012 around 14:58

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