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Completed World domination? Threads of Fate (aka Dewprism) MEGATHREAD!

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Crooked Bee, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Radisshu Prophet

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    What
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    fuck?
     
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  2. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Oh, nothing special. Just my personal favourite game ever. :oops:
     
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  3. Excidium P. banal

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    When do we get do the NSFW part?
     
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  4. Edward_R_Murrow Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Interesting. I'll be watching this. Quite a departure from hardcore dungeoneering. Or is it? :M
     
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  5. quasimodo Augur

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    That was just to trick you into following this LP.
     
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  6. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    :o :oops: :P

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  7. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Carona Forest is the tutorial combat area

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    You might be surprised but this is actually a pretty enjoyable action-RPG
    Better than the Witcher 2 that's for sure

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    Later we'll be able to sell the monsters we'll kill

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    The coins are used arcade machine-style: they are your "lives" and let you continue onwards after a defeat

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    Mint can jump

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    And attack in melee

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    You can regenerate Mana Points by melee-attacking
    HP don't regenerate though. No, not at all. Hardcore!

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    Pollywogs are here for our training

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    They are the easiest enemy in this game

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    But first and foremost Mint is a magic user
    (Had we chosen to play as Rue, we'd have gotten a different storyline and a different set of abilities -- like shapeshifting)

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    The magic system is pretty varied
    Magic itself comes in different "colours"

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    Every kind of magic can be used in different "effects"

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    We only have four kinds of magic attacks in the beginning, but there's a lot of them to pick up along the way

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    White magic comes in Spread and Vulcan (rapid fire) effects at the moment

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    Cutter and Droplets are the only Blue magic effects available to Mint now

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    Different enemies are vulnerable to different kinds of magic
    And the usefulness of different effects depends on the enemies' number, speed, attack patterns, and positions

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    Blue-Droplets, also known as Raindrops, are cool when you have several slow enemies in front of you

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    Blue-Cutter aka Triple blades is pretty powerful but costs a lot of MP and is therefore only worth it against stronger enemies

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    White-Vulcan = Rapid fire is the most basic magic attack. Not powerful but, well, rapid.

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    A treasure chest with 3 Bronze Coins


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    "The silver coin and gold coin allow you to continue your game as well".

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    The difference between brozen, silver and gold coins is the amount of HP and MP they restore when resurrecting you

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    Saber Tigers are much stronger than Pollywogs; they rush at you and knock you off your feet

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    Bastards

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    The Mandola is a nasty plant with long range attacks

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    They are best slain with Rapid fire

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    And so the tutorial area is done with

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    Mint trips over as she enters the next screen
    And that laughter sure sounds familiar

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    Huh, what's happening there?

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    NSFW! :o


    [​IMG] Come on, baby. We ain't gonna hurt you.

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    [​IMG] Yeah, got no money for dinner, either. Eh-heh, Eh-heh.

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    So what will our pretty princess do?

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    :yeah:

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    WHEN

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    SUDDENLY

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    THINGS GO A-FLYING

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    :yeah:

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    :o

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    Fuck yeah!

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    Take that!

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    :roll:


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    [​IMG] The hell do you think you're --

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    :o

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    :yeah:

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    GIRRL POWAH

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    [​IMG] You're the thug that knocked me down at the docks!

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    So angry!

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    :o

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    [​IMG] Smokey, take the girl hostage!

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    [​IMG] Just shut up and get the girl!

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    :roll:

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    We see the pink-haired girl running away

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    :yeah:

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    So dumb indeed


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    [​IMG] Eh-heh, Eh-heh!

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    And so the battle begins

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    The enemies follow you even when you jump on things

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    Triple blades help us a lot in this fight

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    We beat 'em good!

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    And run away he does

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    :smug:

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    :yeah:

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    Mint is oh so smug right now

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    The girl approaches her

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    And bows

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    She's so bashful


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    [​IMG] I wanted to beat those guys up anyway.

    [​IMG] Gee, if you didn't come, I don't know what would've happened to me.

    [​IMG] Oh, by the way, what's you name?

    [​IMG] I'm Mint. I'm a princess, but you don't have to be formal with me.

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    [​IMG] You know what, you can just call me Princess Mint.

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    :facepalm:

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    :decline:

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    [​IMG] Hold on, are you Elena?

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    [​IMG] I heard from someone in town. She said you came out here to look for your parents.

    [​IMG] Ohh. No wonder.

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    :roll:

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    [​IMG] Yes. You're right. I came here to look for my parents. They haven't been back for 5 days.

    [​IMG] I'm so worried about them...

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    :o

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    [​IMG] I have to go find them fast, Mint. It was nice meeting you.

    We can't let the girl get away

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    [​IMG] Yes?

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    [​IMG] Your father's name is Klaus, right? He owns an antique shop in Carona and is out here with your mother, Mira.

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    Tah-dah!

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    [​IMG] That was amazing!

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    :roll:

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    [​IMG] Come on, let's get going. I'll help you look for your parents.

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    [​IMG] You wanna find them, don't you? So I'll help.

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    [​IMG] Thank you so much! I really appreciate this. Ok, let's go.

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    Elena runs away

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    :yeah:

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    One step closer to world domination, yay!
     
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  8. Excidium P. banal

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    What the hell, you fight with hoops?

    Does that mean you'll post pics of yourself?

    (pic related):M
     
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  9. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    heh that's one wacky game.


    If you're using epsxe you may want to try the 1:1 pixel option in the video settings, it tries to keep 3D models to their correct aspect ratio and it works most of the time in such games. The prerendered backgrounds wont be affected but at least the character models wont look so wide.
     
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  10. juggernaut Educated

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    I was expecting terrible Final Fantasy style combat, but it looks more like Zelda or something, which makes me like this game a bit more. 3 weeabees out of 10 so far
     
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  11. lightbane Arcane

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    Oh girl, you done it, incoming attack of angry potatos-lovers in 3, 2, 1...


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    Despite this being a true rape face, I don't think that's reason enough for this lp to be NSFW.
     
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  12. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Thanks, I'll try that. Not in the next couple of updates though, I'm afraid.

    Never really liked the Zelda games. This is much more fun. As far as JRPGs go, this is probably the only one than is 10 weeabees out of 10. Once I'm done LPing it, my mission here on the Codex will be accomplished.
    :rpgcodex:

    *Sigh* Only Kuroneko-sensei would be the one to understand me. :/

    It may be not NSFW (although I'm sure your employer would think otherwise), but it is definitely NSFS, not safe for sanity, yay!

    :yeah:
     
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  13. spekkio Arcane

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    Wrong aspect ratio - check.

    Shitty accelerated graphics instead of :obviously: software mode - check.

    Atenntion whoring - check.

    :yeah:

    I haven't played this one yet but my sis did and enjoyed it.

    God speed you, o mighty Bee.

    :salute:
     
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  14. Cenobyte Prophet

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    :smug:

    I don't know, looks interesting so far. If I can find the necessary time, I'll try to follow this LP.
     
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  15. nihil Augur

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    Interesting. :) I've been meaning to play this. Is the gameplay more interesting than button mashing and potion spamming? I.e. requires skill and timing, learning attack patterns, etc?
     
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  16. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Sorry, spekkio-kun, I like this wrong aspect ratio for some reason, it looks good on my monitor. So screw you. :P

    Ditto.

    You should play it ASAP. That's the only way to atone for the sin of not having played it. It's the only good JRPG, after all. :smug:

    There are no potions apart from those your enemies drop, so no potion-spamming. There is a healing spell we'll learn later on, but you can't buy any HP-restoring items or anything. Get hit too much -- waste a life. But the gameplay difficulty is pretty easy, really; bosses do require timing and learning the patterns though; some precision jumping is required as well.
     
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  17. spekkio Arcane

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    ^

    Prepares a well thought-out response

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    Butthurt detected. :obviously:




    But srlsly: I'm just bitching for bitching sake, I don't care what graphical options people use in their LPs, as long as there's rage.

    :M

    Maybe except ghostdog and his shitty fucking scalers from hell.

    :x
     
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  18. nihil Augur

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    Might have to give it a try, then!
     
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    This game seems really weird. I approve.
    :salute:
     
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  20. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    You know what makes me butthurt most? The fact that you've abandoned LPing. I feel so lonely out here. :cry:

    You should! It's fun wacking beasties in this game, and bosses actually have different tricks to keep you interested, at least in your first playthrough.

    Jaedar is back. :love:
     
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  21. spekkio Arcane

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    Well some oldfags are still active...

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    :love:

    Unfortunately, some of them found a new way in life:

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    :salute:
     
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  22. KalosKagathos Prestigious Gentleman Learned

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    Best spekkio's post yet. :lol:
     
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  24. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    And so our evil little princess has decided to help Elena find her parents

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    In the hope Elena's father, Klaus, leads her to the relic Mint so much desires

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    This area is a non-combat one at the moment, but it will become populated with enemies later

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    Water, columns and shit

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    Elena's patiently waiting for us

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    And we follow

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    Looks like the girl has found her parents on her own

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    They sure sound surprised

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    Klaus is one innocent-looking bastard


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    [​IMG] You haven't come home for 5 days! I was so worried about you!

    ...

    [​IMG] !? Dad, what happened to your leg!?

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    Elena looks relieved

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry, darling. I guess I became too caught up in my research again.

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    [​IMG] Actually, I almost got mugged by these brutes, but Mint helped me.

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    Mint appears!

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    Cutesy as ever


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    [​IMG] That's Mint.

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    [​IMG] She helped me look for you two.

    [​IMG] Oh really...? Thank you for all your help, Mint.

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    :roll:

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    [​IMG] Oh, and that's my wife, Mira.

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    [​IMG] It sounds like you helped Elena through a lot of trouble. Thank you for helping her.

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    :roll:

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    SHOCK!

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    Really, how!?


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    [​IMG] So I thought maybe you had the same question.

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    A rival! :P

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    Huh?


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    [​IMG] His name is Rue.

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    Rue is this game's second hero
    I could've chosen to play his route, not Mint's, but he's too boring

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    Rue's introduced as a typical silent JRPG protagonist, nodding his head in response
    (He'll become more talkative later)

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    "He looks like a weirdo". A jab at a JRPG cliché?


    [​IMG] He got here just before you did.

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    :o

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    Mint takes a closer look at Rue

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    But the boy is as unruffled as ever


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    [​IMG] I've been looking for the relic for some time now.

    [​IMG] I've visited many ruins, read through ancient manuscripts...

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    [​IMG] Yes, yes. It's like a hobby.

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    [​IMG] Recently, I found a vital hint that may lead me to the relic.

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    [​IMG] Atelier...?

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    [​IMG] That's right.

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    [​IMG] We believe that this magician did some research on the relic.

    [​IMG] If we go to his atelier, maybe we can get more information about the relic.

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    [​IMG] Well...

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    :/

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    Mira leads Mint to the edge of the cliff

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    I wonder what's there below?


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    [​IMG] If the legend is true, there should be some kind of special area down there.

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    Below, you say? :roll:

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    Too steep? :roll:

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    No way to climb down there? :roll:

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    ;)

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    WHEN SUDDENLY

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    :o

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    :yeah:

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    :salute: :salute:

     
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    :love:

    This game is so colourful. I love it.
     
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