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Jason Liang

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Sir, we discuss games in this thread, not monetization schemes pretending to be games.

It really does just like like corporate whale hunting #3563
Yeah, imagine shilling for a mobile monetization scheme. You have to be an absolute degenerate to do that. Because of....people like this, we get less games and more shit.
 

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Project: Eternity Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
RanceX: Wound up using the same save for grand invasion and from the skies.
Grand invasion was a cool ending but Kayblis at the end was really easy, not sure if I am upset or not. I guess it's earned considering how strategically hard it is to meet the requirements for the ending, but it still felt a bit anti-climactic.
Also I was today years old when I realized Kayblis name actually means contempt squirrel. Pretty shamefur since I realized the naming scheme for his disciples, but didn't quite connect it.

From the skies was basically just from the sea but shorter (and easier?). Kayblis at the end was fairly challenging though, since I wasn't on Shariela route. The two legendary treasures should be nice for after mode though, or so I hope.

Meanwhile the hornet fight in after mode is really hard. So much immunity and self heals, seems like you'd need to just rng it and hope you can sleep/interrupt her every time she tries to refresh the orbs. I really wish you could save before it though, as having to redo the la sisters fight makes it very annoying.
Now... onto part 2.
 

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MG are making a physical edition of RQM, but still no announced progress on 9... why are they such terrible people?

As for X part 2 (srsly spoilers!)
I'm sad the series is ending on such a mediocre epilogue. I guess it still has time to shape up (I've only found 1 orb so far), but for now the plot progression feels glacial and there's been no interesting/hard bosses, nor do you get the satisfaction of building your team via card drops...

The gameplay side of things is really gutted.

On the plot side, did rance becoming maou give his dick time travelling powers? How did he manage to have a kid with suzume(does she get rezzed in 9,have a kid and then get killed off again?!) ? Or crook/senhime for that matter?
 

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MG are making a physical edition of RQM, but still no announced progress on 9... why are they such terrible people?

As for X part 2 (srsly spoilers!)
I'm sad the series is ending on such a mediocre epilogue. I guess it still has time to shape up (I've only found 1 orb so far), but for now the plot progression feels glacial and there's been no interesting/hard bosses, nor do you get the satisfaction of building your team via card drops...

The gameplay side of things is really gutted.

On the plot side, did rance becoming maou give his dick time travelling powers? How did he manage to have a kid with suzume(does she get rezzed in 9,have a kid and then get killed off again?!) ? Or crook/senhime for that matter?
Well... keep playing.
Senhime was already knocked up in part 1, no?
 

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Senhime was already knocked up in part 1, no?
Hmm. She doesn't look pregnant (image in spoiler)
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But I guess it is possible she had already had her child, but I don't recall it being mentioned, just that she runs the nursery at rance castle (and she does introduce rance to a lot of babies in one scene, so omitting her own would be weird).

And rance shouldn't be making anyone pregnant during Rance X, for obvious reasons.
 

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Senhime was already knocked up in part 1, no?
Hmm. She doesn't look pregnant (image in spoiler)
sengime.png
But I guess it is possible she had already had her child, but I don't recall it being mentioned, just that she runs the nursery at rance castle (and she does introduce rance to a lot of babies in one scene, so omitting her own would be weird).

And rance shouldn't be making anyone pregnant during Rance X, for obvious reasons.
That's... bizarre. I'm not sure how you ended up with Senhime that's not carrying her baby:
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Truly perplexing. Did you somehow not get Senhime as a card?
 

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Senhime was already knocked up in part 1, no?
Hmm. She doesn't look pregnant (image in spoiler)
sengime.png
But I guess it is possible she had already had her child, but I don't recall it being mentioned, just that she runs the nursery at rance castle (and she does introduce rance to a lot of babies in one scene, so omitting her own would be weird).

And rance shouldn't be making anyone pregnant during Rance X, for obvious reasons.
That's... bizarre. I'm not sure how you ended up with Senhime that's not carrying her baby:
rancex22002.jpg


rancex22001.jpg


Truly perplexing. Did you somehow not get Senhime as a card?
I scrolled to the right in the model viewer :)
I did not realize it was her child, for some reason I thought it was a placeholder :M

How do you get the view in your second screenshot?
 

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How do you get the true end in Rance 6? I did everything and I still can't access it, here are my options:
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I have all CGs except for one which I presume is the true end one.

EDIT: Ok, I figured it out, apparently raising Sel's FR to 30 is not enough, you also need to visit every single church.
 
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Hey, at least they're still pretending to work on it, even if progress is glacial.

Meanwhile in Rance X part 2
I'm approaching demon lord's castle with all 5 orbs. Roughly how much is left?

At least the bosses are getting a bit interesting to fight. Also what does Arms' passive do?
 

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So the gacha mobile game Beat Wars Escalation Heroines has Rance as the antagonist of the current event. Nagi and Shizuka are obtainable characters, though you would likely have to spend money to collect Shizuka. Game is probably still not worth your time, but consider this a service announcement for hardcore Rance fans.
 

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Well, I finished part 2, and therefore maybe Rance X. I've gotten most of the stuff I think I care to get, although I will at least try to finish after mode, but I don't think I'm going to do more than that for now.
Part 2 final opinions:
Eeru being related to gods silence was pretty obvious, but I liked the ending well enough. Crook managing to defeat god with diplomacy by essentially going "hey, isn't humanity more fun to interact with in person than it is to watch them suffer from afar?" feels fairly fitting.

As for the entirety of part 2 being the capstone of Rance series: eeeeeeh. It doesn't feel representative of the series as a whole, and is mostly off doing its own thing and then speedrunning* closing off the series in the last 10%. Replacing mostly meaningful choices with mostly biowarean ones, and then having the plot be some cliché coming of age adventure... it's a weird choice. I did like seeing older versions of the main cast though, this was my favorite part of p2.

And it doesn't help that the gameplay is a watered down version of part 1, when it even gets to show up, which is barely at all. There's no 'deckbuilding', the bosses only get interesting in the last 20% and there's no real reason to try and get more power because there's no stretch goals to reach. So basically all the best parts are gone.

And having there be 10 achievements for minor differences in playing through it, that would demand you play through the whole linear thing at least 3 times (and the final 10% 10 times) feels especially optimistic. And also locking a CG behind NG+ is just rude.

*When you spend more time on a tournament arc than the 'heroes lose first encounter with big bad - training montage - return and win' arc, this may indicate some kind of problem with your story.

So yeah, that's the first half of 2022 well spent. So now what? I was really expecting Rance9 to be out by now...
 

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https://mangagamer.org/rance/03/

I guess it was only a matter of time. Translation is by tulip goddess maria. And apparantly Rance 9 beta build is done but they haven't started testing it yet.

My current guess at release dates: 9 late this year/early next, 3 sometime late 2023, X sometime late 2024/early 2025.
 
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