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Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
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any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I was going to snark about how Masquirin and Grace would make so much of a difference, but really, this early on, they really would.

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Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

The existence of a mage-staff special attack invites a lot of questions. Does it randomly proc instead of a spell, or have you actually got to be insane enough to melee on a mage to see it?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Maces? Those are actually a weapon class? Who uses them? Warriors, priests?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Is there any actual payoff for not killing the possessed villagers, or is it like one of those "game over if you kill one" scenarios?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

This still feels kind of early to be fighting a dude with triple-digit hit points. I guess the super crits help on that front, a little bit.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Julian getting one-shot by Galm was just kind of hilarious. It's odd that even the Bulzome people are frightened of him and what he might do.

That sudden yet inevitable betrayal at the bridge was just kind of sad. I mean, why can't we get knockback attacks that push people into bottomless chasms and kill them?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

A little sad that buffs don't give you a ton of XP anymore. You are wasting your turn for them, after all.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I thought all knights were hybrid characters, with the throwing spears. Or do you mean he's got 3-square range weapons like a real archer?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

So how much mithril did you actually trade in, and how much do you have left?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I do like that the Elbesem Orb is still useful. ...I don't like that they don't tell you, you just start doing poo poo damage to Fiale and figure it's just because he's a boss.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

So is there, like, a second promotion layer in this game? It seems like you're going to be level huge by the time you get done dealing with this.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

A centaur named Dauntless is actually pretty cool, in a different-people-take-different-types-of-names kind of way.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I like the wing weapons, for some reason. Just the idea of fliers straight-up ramming for damage.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Man, is that the second time we've been led into a room by people who are deceiving us?

At least we didn't fight in the castle corridors.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I suppose Basanda was hiding the fact that without her the Titan would go berserk, but we really couldn't have left her alive.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Do those mercenaries join the Force or just give you an extra character on the next map?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Yeah, I do have to wonder what possesses you to drop something from a tall place in a world where birdmen exist.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

geri_khan posted:

Medion's story is pretty interesting, because it's pretty much the opposite of what I thought it'd be. Medion seemed like the "cooler, more competent" Synbios to me, at least in Scenario 1 - probably because he kept showing up to pull Synbios out of a crisis. So seeing that he's actually pretty marginalised among his own people is interesting.

He can be cooler and more competent. I think the point of what we've seen so far is that despite that, he's basically being backstabbed by his brothers and their apparatus of power.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Aw. I was expecting a throwdown on the streets of town. I guess it was not to be.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

It is interesting to have a ninja so early, but I wonder if she's actually going to be useful.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Aw yeah magic support. You are going to have the best artillery.

...kind of weird about David, though. A dude with no primary weapons.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Wait, so if Zero gets one-shot before he can get to you, you can't hurt the Kraken since he's carrying the orb?

Ouch, man.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Wow, that's kind of a brutal map for saving people on.

Nice to see Bulzome diversifying, though!

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Wow, is he already a level 3 promoted unit?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

That freeze ball seems very problematic to manage. How could you even get everybody down to Fiale? Maybe if you gave it to a flier... do you even have one of those?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

"Prince Medion, you're popular, you'll be able to talk to everyone."

6x "Gosh, Prince Medion is great, I wish I could meet him."

A good reputation doesn't do a thing for you if nobody knows who you are!

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Man, Medion just folded like a cheap suit.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Do the Dark Sword and Chaos Ring have any, uh, curse-based downsides? They sound like they ought to.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Kind of tremendously hypocritical there, Medion. You're willing to strike what might be a killing blow but then you cheap out when it doesn't work?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Is Domaric still killable on the battlefield or will the monsters not strike a killing blow on ONE OF THEIR OWN?!

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

I suppose the saving grace of this whole affair is that the Bulzome monks are crap at vulcanology. Sink into the lava my rear end.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Lotish posted:

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.

I understand that familial and political obligations override personal opinions and, given Domaric's tendency to not give a gently caress about the deaths of his children, Medion is basically volunteering for the chopping block if he actually refuses his father for reals, but seriously? The game is just rubbing it in our faces that it doesn't care what we think.

Shining Force 3: Scenario 2: "But Thou Must" The Game.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Man, all this support level drop thing just makes death even more punishing than it hitting you right in the wallet.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Were David's last words "what's really happening here?"

Even his last words suck.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Man, what. What was this whole scenario's "But Thou Must" count? Dozens? Hundreds?

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Good lord that was a solid wall of exposition to start this game off. I suppose given two previous entire games there's a lot to recap.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

So this is largely going to be a ranged-attack force? Looks like it right now, anyway.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Wait, they're going to make you fight the Laser Eye twice in a row? What the hell.

Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

That drift from "well, you helped save the empire" to "YOU drat TRAITORS ARE ALL UNDER ARREST" was worthy of a Groucho Marx routine.

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Glazius
Jul 22, 2007

Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail.


Clapping Larry

Is Bresby just an advisor, or does he have a combat presence?

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