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Incline The Valkyria Chronicles Thread

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Vaarna_Aarne, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Why post Valkyrie Profile news here?

    Anyways, 2nd game was already total shit anyway.
     
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    Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Yes and no. The story was Garbage, but i kind of liked it in this strange fucked op surreal way.
    Lets go to school and have school time anime adventures, but with a back drop of a massive war.....
     
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    Hope after all?

    http://www.siliconera.com/2016/05/2...-big-changes-make-less-action-y-strategy-rpg/

    2 also had the best character development system, mostly because it was the simplest. Kill enough things as a class to spec into the upgraded version of that class. Always an underrated system.
     
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    This reminds me I'm still not done with VP1
     
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    The mission where you have to destroy that big tank is literally the worst.
    It's basically a turn-based Hidden & Dangerous with animu cutscenes but with a better tactical approach.
     
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    It truly is amazing how often the oft-used quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is right on the mark.
     
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    Just beat the first one. A solid strategy game that I appreciate because it offers game-play that manages to be different from the norm and yet still enjoyable. The only problem with the game is that the end-game levels dive into typical overpowered jrpg boss territory. The last bosses also tend to have abilities that break established rules.
     
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    Whole lot of nothing.
     
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  10. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    It's been out for two weeks, reviews are mixed at best.

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    Boob bigger than head.
     
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    Saw that a lot when I was in Barcelona.
     
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    Does anyone know how to get in contact with the people that made the VC3 english patch? I would like to improve the text overflows, typos etc and translate the DLC and other untranslated content. I need their help with decrypting some of the DLC files (XOR encryption?) and I NEED their tools (if they made any) for editing the .mtp files because SEGA decided to increment the bytes of the text by 1 so hex editing these files manually is way too cumbersome.
     
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    Yeah, they don't respond there but I just found an email I missed before so I might try that.
     
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    interdasting
     
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    Series died after the first one.
    Just like Dead Rising
     
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    I know I'm quoting a post older than my join date, but ffs, every time I see this thread I am reminded that VC is the greatest game I can't play.

    I mean, awesome combat but the writing is actively painful. I've tried to play it three times and I simply crumble after some exceedingly retarded cutscene. I mean, Rance games are less aggressively dumb than VC.

    It's like the writers feed on the pain of non-otaku audience.

    The pain :negative:
     
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    While VC does some mistakes in writing and "looks" like it has common anime problems, VC is relatively free of anime garbage. IDK where you quit but VC is one of the better written games.
     
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    VC2 makes VC1 look like Dostoyevsky.
     
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    Completely agree. There's so much bullshit about vegetables, pig creatures, and HA HA FUNNY!, fortunately the gameplay itself was fucking great.
     
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    I can't even

    BEGIN

    to imagine the horror
     
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    I think the key point to understand is that vast majority of game writing is absolutely atrocious. Valkyria Chronicles at the very least feels like it has actual characters who develop in a proper manner, and Max's improbably supply of giant tanks aside for the most part it has a (standardfare) story that makes sense (for example the plot isn't figuratively AND literally kidnapped by the Joker like in Arkham City), and there is chemistry in the romance (which is more than, say, a certain studio that CATERS to a particular crowd obsessed with this stuff, and it comes off as, errrrr, fanservice)

    For example, I'd say VC1 was more enjoyable storywise than for example Mass Effect 2.

    So I suppose what I'm saying (and said ages ago) is that 99% of games have absolutely shit (or non-existent) storytelling. Doom could be the best vidya story ever if they just incorporated some manic adlib self-monologue to it in the vein of the legendary masterpiece-tier comic adaptation.

    Well there is the team mascot but that's really small and something Japs cannot help themselves with, I'd jot down a negative mark on the fact that the plot above the character-level story (the ancient secrets and ancient stuff stuff) is very standard fare (though they have the courtesy of having no prophecies, my pet hate cliche when used straight), but I think overall what makes it is that the character-level story works, there's a sense of genuine chemistry with Welkin and Alicia (and the game does take its time with this), and it has a number of bits where it diverges from the default setting for stories like Zaka's reaction to the demolished Darcsen concentration camp barracks.
     
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    I get your point.... however....

    VC is atrocious. Let's take another example: last anime I saw without clawing my eyes out was Yamato 2199: it's dumb and naive, and it has a shitton of Japanese things (cute sidekick, female uniforms, toodeep4you stuff) but it's honest and direct, a simple if cliched story told well. Hell, I like Automata and that's also japanese as fuck, particularly the toodeep4you refs.

    VC is dumb. FLOWEEERS MY FATHER GOT A PANTHER TANK IN THE BARNYARD WAR IS BAD MMMKAY GYPSIE JEWS HAHAHA QUIRKY HUMOUR ANIMALS

    Being stupid is not a problem: most games marry a serviceable plot with adequate gameplay and that's good. I can play a game where I can ignore development or the plot: ME 2 is utterly stupid, but the shooting is serviceable. VC is very good but I literally can't, it's dreg done for otakus by otakus that can seriously watch this kind of crap and tell me about "character development". Offensive in a very basic level. We're Gundam level here, and I barely managed to watch MS08 team before laughing at the ending.

    I'll be blunt: the Selvaria or whatever DLC is better because the character is a nondescript stormtrooper dude blowing stuff up under a stupidly dressed hentai character. If all the game was like that, it would have been golden.
     
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    Yup VC2 is garbage. Tried to play it since loved VC1 but that game aside from combat model isn't anywhere near VC1.

    VC3 kind of fixes a lot of issues with VC2 but still it is waaaaay more anime'd than VC1 with typical anime shit.
     
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