HumanTon, is the game over after the credits? Or can you keep playing?
Can someone explain to me something about the story?
This game is so weird sometimes!
Oh and the padding in this game is beyond ridiculous! Give me more target teleporter stones already, ffs!
Kind of stuck on this one, have just finished the stalk the guy out of the castle quest, and only have mission board quests remaining. No idea where in the city to go next to move things along - any tips?
Sir Maximillian (main gate at the castle) or Aldous (chancellor in the throne room) should have new missions for you.
I was doing the escort Symone quest (the rich guy's daughter) and tried to pick her up so I could carry her where she was going and hurry the fuck up. Instead, I got arrested and failed the mission, also apparently missing the chance for the gold idol. Sad.
Still worth it though. Stupid spoiled brat.
Speaking of weird, I heard it's possible to romance Symone.
Well it's a shame because I really like their cutscenes and their different ideas than most other games (the entrance to the duke's audience hall was brilliant, for example).
But I admit, I don't get the story at all besides "you have to kill the evil dragon, durrr".
Finally saw the end credits today. It could use some polish but it's such an awesome game at it's core. Big shame that it was largely ignored in the west and while I'm glad to hear that there is a strong desire to continue the series I fear what changes will be made to attract a wider audience. This has been my GOTY by far.
Too much running around the same places over and over again (with the same monsters). Other than that it's awesome.
Just got this yesterday on sale at Target, can't wait to play it. Based on what I've read, sounds like a magical archer might be the most fun to play. :) Yay!
I hear magic archer is good but overpowered.
Oohhhh, any recommendations then? :) Or should I just find out on my own. I typically play a magic user in games like these.
I haven't played it, but it sounds like you can sort of mix it up while you develop your character pretty easily, to try out new things. Experiment! :)
Striders and...was it Ranger it was called are two very, very good classes to have fun with. Basically, they are the "climb the monster and gourge out its eye with your dagger" classes.
I know Hark says Assasins are the greatest fun to play, but I never tried them.
I would though, REALLY suggest you have a bow for the final parts of the game, since a warrior have it tough in some of the battles.
Btw - Prepare to be blown away by the game...one of my absolute favorite games to have pure fun it! I giggle with glee at times while playing it..and I NEVER giggle...
Oohhh, I like the sound of the "climb the monster and gourge out its eye with your dagger" classes, gotta try 'em. :)
And yay, can't wait to be blown away. ;)
IIRC, you can't start as magick archer, I think you have to start out as a non-hybrid class. Once you get to the main city (Gran Soren), you can change your class at will (only while in town). You have to purchase a class using discipline (basically experience points) but once you buy a class, you can switch back and forth at will. The only pain is that you strip naked whenever you switch, and the inventory system is pretty cumbersome.
Some skills will be retained between classes (if you learn a dagger skill as an Archer, and switch to a Ranger, who also uses daggers, you can still use those skills), so it's relatively easier to go to a related class. You buy skills with the same discipline points used to unlock new classes, so you should save up a bunch before switching, or you'll be gimped while you level up your new class. You also level up a rank within each class, which unlocks more skills for purchase so you have to stick with a class for a while to get the more powerful skills. You can't just switch and immediately buy your way to proficiency.
So, there's no explicit penalty for switching, but there's a noticeable implicit penalty.
Generally, you'll switch classes not because one is so much better than another, but because you get bored of doing the same attacks over and over.
Magick Archer tears the shit out of undead, and is generally fine otherwise. It's easier to play ranged than melee in general, since the AI isn't great at engaging from range or kiting or anything like that. Also, since player death = game over and pawn death is no big deal, close-in higher risk professions are hard to recommend. It's hard to say any of them are over-powered, since it's single player anyways. Magick Archer isn't as overpowered as Royal was in Demon's souls, if that means anything to you.
Oh, also, something to keep in mind alter in the game: Archmage doesn't get any healing spells IIRC, so you'll still want a pawn Mage even late in the game. Something to keep in mind if you like having a healer (I do).
Ohhh, thanks for the tip Wheeljack. :)
Regarding going up in level for a certain profession (where you get red marks that mark progress). Once you fill up completely on red marks, can you not get any better at that profession? Or do you continue growing. I can't tell, but I thought maybe once you get 10 red marks, one of the marks turns larger and it starts counting up again?
Once you get 10 marks (Or was it 11?), you are at the peak of that profession and cannot get any better.
So I'm still in the first encampment, and wow do I need to get used to this combat system. I chose a Strider since I liked the combo of arrows and quick blades, and it's been serving me well, but switching from bow to knife is still an issue I need to overcome, and climbing monsters is tough so far.
With all that said, I'm kinda loving it. :)
I find the combat system the most fun I ever played but yeah, its quite tough in the beginning. The world has its odd moments but all in all, its a VERY well crafted world that everyone should try out and have fun in!
Yeah, it seems really impressive, both the world and the combat system so far, I just have to adjust to it. It's likely the most complicated system I've yet played on my PS3.
This game is my GOTY so far.
You can see what skills transfer over in that if you choose another profession that uses some of the same weapons (Bow, dagger, sword for instance), as your previous profession, those skills will be available on the new as well.
Oh, question, I saw that my character leveled but...am I supposed to do something with that? Like spread points around or some such?