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The Legend of Heroes Thread - Trails of Cold Steel in the Sky

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Crooked Bee, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Ysaye Savant

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    It is not a sword but a stun-caliber - it is a weapon with a flat heavy edge; I believe typical weapon China to defend against swordsmen?. Also he is trained in martial arts and does moves with punching too.

    Also it is not a mech but more like a special suit.

    It is unlikely the blonde girl is his love interest (although I suppose Juna and Musse were a thing for Rean); she is only 16 and he is 22. It is more likely that Eclaire (Silver haired longsword lady - Order Alignment) or Shizuna (8L1B samurai ninja on Chaos Alignment) are the love choices (maybe the hellcat lady on the neutral alignment?).
     
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  2. Shadenuat Arcane

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    A sword is a stunsword, his black hair is actually blueish, and he does martial arts, but it's not martial.
    Mech is not a mech but a hardsuit.

    Wait, when was that a problem for Japanese.

    It's a what they call in jap industry "blonde insert for sales".

    But! I am going to let this slide, if she is not his sister (or he has no sister).

    You confused me here. Who of them is his sister??
     
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  3. Reinhardt Arcane

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    What, you don't like dark-haired shoolboys with swords?!
     
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  4. Shadenuat Arcane

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    I mean it's hard to really say, because we need to decide then if Trails was always a banal representation of its genre and Sky, Zero were also banal (partially giant trees and girls with powers of gods are but idk) and my mind was clouded by both heavy (tea) drinking I engaged to when collecting shiny crystals...

    Or they weren't; but now they just try and grasp into most banal thing to survive, just like, say, Atelier games are not turn based, have no timers and no specifically feminine characters anymore. But try and press the grafix (and ass) and real time. I especially am amused by promises of new engine and grafix, as if they can impress anyone with this stuff; powerful engines is not what people like JRPGs for, their visuals are more about polish and graphical mastery of designers behind concept art, all the special moves you are going to watch 1 time and be impressed and then skip always etc.
     
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  5. Reinhardt Arcane

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    :argh:
     
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  6. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    So some of kuro no kiseki soundtrack rip has been out in the wild and it fuckin slaps so far

    (Video might contain clips that have spoilers)



     
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  7. Ysaye Savant

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    Jindo is in good form with that Boss Battle Theme 1 (sounds a bit like "Exceed!"), whilst the Turn Based sounds like something harking back to the Sky games.
     
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  8. Deflowerer Arcane

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    I did FC Nightmare quite fine (although relied a lot on that confuse spell), but jesus fucking christ on a pogo stick, what the fuck in the fuck is Nightmare in NG SC? Getting buttblasted by the first boss in Prologue. I think I can probably manage by ensuring good positioning, maxed crafts before battle, but damn...

    In general, how does SC NG Nightmare compare with FC?
     
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  9. Jermu Learned

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    done all trails english games on nightmare and sc prologue is the biggest bullshit by far. There are also few nasty hunt quests in sc but after you get earth wall there should be no trouble.

    There is also sc prologue guide which I ended up using which relies on attack food items.

    From all trails games 3rd, ao and zero have best combat for nightmare difficulty.
     
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  10. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    good news my prediction about the action mode is correct. it's more of a low level trash mob fast mode as you can't really cast arts or crafts. there is a charge meter if you fill it, you can unleash semi big attacks. it's also very simplistic, and mostly works like watered down Ys combat. action mode also sometimes can stun enemies to give advantage in command mode (similar to hitting enemies from behind in real time in the older games). you don't get the EXP/sepith x battle score multipliers from action mode too. so this is mostly just to make traversal in low level areas faster without dodging enemies while still get some low bonus EXP/Sepith.

    the main meat is still the command mode/turn based mode, so I am glad trails is still mainly a turn based games.
     
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  11. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    This sounds barely okayish to my drunk brain. I never thought trash mobs were a problem in the series, so was this all actually necessary?
     
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  12. Urthor Liturgist Patron

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    How good is the turn based combat though?

    I feel like the formula is getting a little stale. Cold Steel IV suffered from the quantity of trash mobs I'd say.
     
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  13. cruel Savant

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    Combat in Cold Steel games was perfect for me, I wouldn't change a single thing.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
     
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  14. Shadenuat Arcane

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    so you don't get anything and it's utterlly boring so why have these mobs at all.

    you could 1-shot low levels or avoid them with particular Quartz before anyway.
    japs really are masters of innovating another wheel for 5 other wheels which never were needed.
     
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  15. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    I had a dream I was playing Reverie and Kuro last night. Only to awake to this horrible reality.

    :negative:
     
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  16. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    Reinhardt Hey qt3.14, when will you use that 'oral gun' on me?

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Reinhardt Arcane

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    That's why no one likes rean - he's retard.
     
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  18. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    Can't hear you with your mouth full of my Zemurian ore, babe.
     
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  19. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Well, next protagonist can't be worse than Rean, bottom was hit already, can only go up in level of a typical black haired MC.
     
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  20. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    Russian Owlcat fangirls who have never touched Cold Steel offering their takes on things they have no clue about is cute. Turns my cold steel hot.
    :positive:


    Just like Maxie did.
     
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  21. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Nah, my limited tolerance to retards is completely exhausted in the last few days. Into the trash you go.
     
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  22. Shadenuat Arcane

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    :lol:

    It's a good roleplaying though from Rean. He lived through these many moments with his party members through the series and now tries to play the badass instead of boring nice guy. Kinda like baby Aweigh. :salute:

    Dontcha worry about Steel, I'll play your next gaem.
     
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  23. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    It was the only natural course of action that follows a perenially private profile, hottie. Don't overdramatize it.

    I'm a nice guy! And a baby.
     
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  24. rashiakas Cipher Patron

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    You can really spot the retards in this forum by their anime avatars
     
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  25. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Btw Rean, I know the stand of other posters of this, but I wanna know your opinion: who is Best Girl in Trails?
     
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