30 Days of Gaming: Day 23

Day 23: Game you think had the best graphics or art style.

Atelier Rorona. WHY WASN’T AT3 IN THIS STYLE. It’s so pretty!

PS3 games in general are pretty nice looking. More Valkyria lol.


30 Days of Gaming: Day 22

Day 22: A game sequel which disappointed you.

This gaaame. Valkyria Chronicles II did improve on the original in a few ways, with new character classes and streamlined controls, but it shed a few pounds of plot and characterization to fit it in. I disliked all the main characters, and while the side characters did get development, it wasn’t enough to save the story, which ranged from okay to godawful at times. I didn’t mention VC1 in my “best story” post yesterday, mainly because I think I’ve been talking about it too much, but it ranks up there with the two games I did list. VC2 took that and pretty much laughed at it in Avan’s stupid HA HAHAHAHA sound clip. VC3 looks like a big improvement, however.

Another one would be Ar tonelico III. It took a system jump just like VC2, but instead of going console -> handheld, it went the impressive last gen -> current gen jump. Which should’ve made it better, right? Nah. Even if I was a graphics whore I wouldn’t say so. The character models are extremely plasticy, not like you see them a lot in scenes since they usually fuzz out the background for the typical talking heads sequences RPGs do. The amazing battle system from AT2 is scrapped and replaced with a Tales-like action system…that falls utterly flat as all you do is mash button and do 10 damage. There’s only one type of magic, attack magic, and each girl only has one spell. You’ll be seeing it a lot since that’s the only way you can do any damage. I could keep going on but I did review it a while back, so just read that.

30 Days of Gaming: Day 19

Day 19: Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.

I’d really like to live in Gallia, actually. It looks like a nice place, technology is pretty cool…the only downside is that it seems to get in a lot of wars.

My other choice is anywhere in the main story Suikoden world. Except Le Buque, fuck that place, it’s too high up and on cliffs and blargh.

30 Days of Gaming: Day 16

Day 16: Game with the best cut scenes.

Just look at how goddamn pretty Valkyria Chronicles is. This is why people are pissy that the two sequels are on PSP instead of PS3. Though I can see why the creators have said that they’d really have to do a lot better, cause beating this is hard.
Let’s put in a runner up just because we can. I’ve always liked Final Fantasy IX’s cutscenes as well. Then again it is the best PS1 Final Fantasy game.

Early Opinions on Valkyria Chronicles II

Been ages since I last played a new game.

-Music is as awesome as ever, though I’ve had the OST for about a week now so I already knew that.
-I really don’t like Avan much…he’s like Lyner or Lloyd but not AS stupid but MORE hotblooded. Cosette is like Colette, and Zeri is just there.
-Anisette, Mischlitt, other Darcsen girl, and creepy Zeri-loving scout girl are my favorite side characters so far. Need to learn names.
-No I will not use the bonus password/save file characters again. Yet.
-Mechanics are actually really well improved so far. Love how you distribute exp now, doesn’t take as long. Looking forward to the assorted types of terrain and tank types.
-Though there’s so much more stuff, I have to think a lot harder, and I suck at thinking in real-time strategy.

Early Opinions on Valkyria Chronicles

Can you call it early when I’m halfway through the game? Oh well.

-This is proving how much I suck at strategy. I just can’t see ahead as to what I should do turns from now sometimes.
-Also, objectives can be a little unclear, and the maps hard to read.
-Isara is mai waifu!
-Rosie is mai other waifu! And Aika, Lynn, Nadine, Cherry, Ramona, Alicia, Ellet, Varrot…
-Hans is still cute, mooink.
-Everything is less moe than the anime.
-Just because they were in the anime doesn’t mean they’re a good character to use.
-Orders are broken.
-Selvie’s PEW PEW PEW noise scares me ;A;