The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about media > Talking about television games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:03 PM
Ben1842's Avatar
Ben1842 Ben1842 is offline
www.RetrowareTV.com
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,427
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torgo View Post
Disgaea suffers from it's own problems, it's most prominent one being its turn structure wherein everyone goes at once. If the player isn't completely aware of everything around them, it's easy to get completely boned and lose half their party in one turn.

Don't get me wrong, Disgaea is tons of fun and stupid grinding aside there's a lot to it, but it's battle system is very dominate-or-be-dominated, with almost no room in-between
I don't think I agree but it may be a differance in party make-up. I tend to use a lot of fighters rather than casters. They tend to be pretty hard to kill in one hit so one mistake can't really ruin it for me.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Ben1842's Avatar
Ben1842 Ben1842 is offline
www.RetrowareTV.com
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 3,427
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spineshark View Post
In FE4 one of the relics is a staff that lets you bring back a character from the dead; unfortunately every time you use it you have to pay 50,000G to repair it which is...kind of a lot, especially given the way money works in the game (it's not pooled, and there are certain conditions for passing it around between characters, mostly involving them being in love or I think related).

It's also designed into the game, in that, letting someone die and then using it is one of a couple options to get past a very difficult part of one mission.
You just described all the things I don't like about the game. All the silly rules about money and items and there is no way to level up new characters easily.
I just find the game frustrating. (but fun for awhile)
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-02-2007, 10:08 PM
Kylie's Avatar
Kylie Kylie is online now
PerpetuallyFrowningBitch
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Windy City
Posts: 5,146
Default

Recent iterations have improved the money/items situation considerably. Permadeath is still permadeath, but I've never seen a mission I couldn't take without death by the second or third time through.

Contrast with that one mission from Advance Wars DS (Yay!) that you lost if an enemy occupied a single missile base.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-03-2007, 06:12 AM
VsRobot VsRobot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,380
Default

I posted video of Advance Wars DS 2 in this thread, which either everyone missed or only I think is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:27 PM
Galadrome's Avatar
Galadrome Galadrome is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Capital of Canada
Posts: 2,557
Default

Unlike everyone I don't restart when character's die, because I ain't a babby. The games are built to be beaten without restarting and the items are there to be used. If you can get over limiting yourself, the games become even better.

One of my fave series <3
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:30 PM
Tanto's Avatar
Tanto Tanto is online now
Watch and learn
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NoVA
Pronouns: He/him
Posts: 9,785
Default

This is a Falselogical level of thread necromancy.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:48 PM
Vaeran's Avatar
Vaeran Vaeran is online now
whatever it takes
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Pronouns: he/him
Posts: 7,846
Default

Unlike Fire Emblem, Talking Time's thread mechanics do not feature permadeath.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:49 PM
MetManMas's Avatar
MetManMas MetManMas is online now
Come, noble knights!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Posts: 20,952
Default

Fut the whack?!

This thread has been dead for nine years. NINE YEARS.

We have a modern FE thread, ya know. And if you wanna talk Advance Wars we don't mind ya making a new thread for that.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-18-2017, 02:55 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 19,427
Default

I deleted and moved my earlier post. But I'm just going to reiterate something I've said before. The forum search function really sucks.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-18-2017, 03:24 PM
muteKi's Avatar
muteKi muteKi is offline
do you feel the eel zeal?
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Green chile cheeseburger capital of the world
Pronouns: they're more hobbyist nouns tbh
Posts: 13,419
Default

Why don't we have a new Wars series entry in this era of Kantai Collections and the like
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-18-2017, 04:02 PM
jovewolf's Avatar
jovewolf jovewolf is online now
Oh No!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daikaiju View Post
I deleted and moved my earlier post. But I'm just going to reiterate something I've said before. The forum search function really sucks.
This is at least partly because the majority of our thread titles and tags are jokes though.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-19-2017, 09:50 AM
Galadrome's Avatar
Galadrome Galadrome is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The Capital of Canada
Posts: 2,557
Default

Yo what the heck, I thought this was contemporary. My bad for not looking at the dates, but I saw this on the front page and just went blammo.

Whoops.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-19-2017, 10:09 AM
balder the brave's Avatar
balder the brave balder the brave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 970
Default

I miss you.

Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-19-2017, 10:11 AM
balder the brave's Avatar
balder the brave balder the brave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 970
Default

Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-19-2017, 10:29 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is online now
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,755
Default

Apparently a couple of gifs are all that's required to get AW music stuck in my head.

This is not a complaint.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Gerad's Avatar
Gerad Gerad is offline
Holy Swine
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,019
Default

I might do an Advance Wars 2 LP if I ever finish DC:SS. Hopefully there'd be some interest in that!
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-20-2017, 03:33 AM
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
Bunk Moreland Bunk Moreland is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA (for now)
Posts: 8,480
Default

I feel like all the hate I saw Dual Strike get has turned it into a really underappreciated DS gem. Especially with faux grimdark anime garbage factory Days of Ruin.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-20-2017, 04:01 AM
madhair60's Avatar
madhair60 madhair60 is offline
Video World S3 is begun!
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 15,224
Default

Both games are excellent.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-20-2017, 04:31 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is offline
Phantoostic Fantasm
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 47,255
Default

All Advance Wars are excellent.

Actually, I still have an untouched copy of Battalion Wars 2 on my shelf. Should really get to that.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-20-2017, 04:43 AM
Tanto's Avatar
Tanto Tanto is online now
Watch and learn
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NoVA
Pronouns: He/him
Posts: 9,785
Default

Days of Ruin is not grimdark. It's got a more serious setting and slightly more realistic character design, but it's incredibly goofy and full of jokes and larger-than-life characters.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 01-20-2017, 04:51 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is offline
Phantoostic Fantasm
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 47,255
Default

The European version is grim and gritty though, isn't it?

The American version just had lots of wacky tossed in because otherwise whoof
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 01-20-2017, 05:55 AM
Yimothy's Avatar
Yimothy Yimothy is offline
Awake
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 2,697
Default

My thoughts while playing the euro version:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yimothy View Post
In the grim and gritty future of Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (aka Days of Ruin) meteor strikes have killed 90% of the population, dust and ash cloud the sky so that no plants can grow, and bandits prey on the weak. Also there's a virus that causes flowers to grow out of your body.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 01-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Bunk Moreland's Avatar
Bunk Moreland Bunk Moreland is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA (for now)
Posts: 8,480
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanto View Post
Days of Ruin is not grimdark. It's got a more serious setting and slightly more realistic character design, but it's incredibly goofy and full of jokes and larger-than-life characters.
Just like regular Advance Wars, but they don't try to frame the story behind "everybody's dead, the world is ruined," and they're also less dumb.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 01-20-2017, 07:35 AM
Bongo's Avatar
Bongo Bongo is offline
oh my car
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Land
Pronouns: he/him
Posts: 21,590
Default

If they had put support conversations in Advance Wars, maybe it would not have died.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-20-2017, 08:02 AM
Tanto's Avatar
Tanto Tanto is online now
Watch and learn
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NoVA
Pronouns: He/him
Posts: 9,785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bunk Moreland View Post
Just like regular Advance Wars, but they don't try to frame the story behind "everybody's dead, the world is ruined," and they're also less dumb.
I dunno, the original Advance Wars continuity is pretty dumb. You could argue that not treating war like a Saturday morning cartoon is less dumb.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-20-2017, 08:03 AM
Bongo's Avatar
Bongo Bongo is offline
oh my car
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Land
Pronouns: he/him
Posts: 21,590
Default

Embrace dumb.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-20-2017, 09:08 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is offline
Phantoostic Fantasm
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 47,255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanto View Post
I dunno, the original Advance Wars continuity is pretty dumb. You could argue that not treating war like a Saturday morning cartoon is less dumb.
I sincerely love that aspect though.

In AW1 it's mentioned that units aren't killed or destroyed, they're scared away. Meaning that my anti-air gun frightened 60% of a plane.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-20-2017, 09:18 AM
dosboot's Avatar
dosboot dosboot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,368
Default

It's a squadron of planes.

Alternate answer: you literally destroyed 60% of the plane. At 100% damage it crashes, and the pilots are "scared away" at that point.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 01-20-2017, 09:25 AM
conchobhar's Avatar
conchobhar conchobhar is offline
[kɾoˈxuːɾ]
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Snowy climes of Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 3,010
Default

Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 01-20-2017, 09:36 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is offline
Phantoostic Fantasm
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 47,255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dosboot View Post
It's a squadron of planes.

Alternate answer: you literally destroyed 60% of the plane. At 100% damage it crashes, and the pilots are "scared away" at that point.
Which interpretation is more Octo between yours and mine, however?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advance wars , fire emblem , hilarious joke , intelligent systems , nintendo , rise from your grave! , rpg , srpg , stractics

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts İyou, 2007