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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by dsheinem Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:55 am

SpaceBooger wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Awesome, congrats! When you say "CD version" - it isn't the same game/story, is it? What do you mean?

The Sega CD version is both of the Game Gear games (Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force Gaiden II) and one extra scenario.


right, but I was confused as we aren't playing that....
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Jmustang1968 Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:08 am

Xeogred wrote:
Awesome, congrats! When you say "CD version" - it isn't the same game/story, is it? What do you mean?


dsheinem wrote:
SpaceBooger wrote:The Sega CD version is both of the Game Gear games (Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force Gaiden II) and one extra scenario.


right, but I was confused as we aren't playing that....


No, it is a direct sequel. To me it is a natural progression to go continue the story line with a sequel fresh after beating the 1st...
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Xeogred Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:49 am

dsheinem wrote:
Xeogred wrote:I think I can make it! Beat the first two battles of chapter 8.

Damn I hate Chimeras / Torch Eyes.


Yeah, I hated the fucking Chimera. Torch Eyes were at least weak. It seems the Chimera were elusive and dodged most hits, plus they were strong.

Good luck - you have one more day!

Yeah, I just hate when the Torch Eyes do their laser attack (and sometimes do it twice), usually hits pretty hard.

Yikes, guess I better beat this tomorrow ... err, today!
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Xeogred Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:13 pm

Well I missed the deadline, but I will finish it!

I blame Skyrim... and well, close encounters with the job hunt. :P
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Ivo Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:10 pm

I finished my "new game plus" in the GBA remake, wanted to recruit everyone and collect all cards this time. Musashi is quite strong, but Max is just the best unit by far, and unlike in my first playthrough I didn't even use any of the stat-boosting items (the turbo pepper is the most tempting).
Max seems to know he is awesome - after promoting he often just sort of "bitch slaps" the air, sending a shockwave that kills the enemy (I've gotten this alternate animation both when he gets a "Super attack" but also without getting the critical).

With the White Ring, Black Ring and the Chaosbreaker equipped (and mostly he is the only unit that can equip those) he can cast Aura lv 2, Blaze lv 2 (mostly useless faced with Chaosbreaker spell) until the items decide to show cracks (you can then repair them) and Frost level 4 (I think you can just do this all the time as you can't crack the Chaosbreaker). Then he still gets enough MP to cast 2 or 3 Supernovas, and he can simply attack with a high natural stat and the powerful Chaosbreaker.

Mawlock can do a lot of imbalanced stuff with the cards, but the most broken thing is very likely using Max's card and Mawlock's card (with perhaps 2 other ally cards) to give Max (with perhaps 2 friends) 3 moves each turn. I never actually tried that but must be quite fun - by turn 3 you get your 3 best units end up moving twice, then re-load the cards with Mawlock's card, turn 4 Max moves three times and by turn 6 you get 18 moves (12 regular+the extra 6) each turn!

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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by noiseredux Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:12 pm

it really sounds like the GBA version is a very different game?
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Jmustang1968 Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:44 pm

noiseredux wrote:it really sounds like the GBA version is a very different game?


Not that different... Just some added stuff and balance tweaks.
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Ivo Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:51 am

noiseredux wrote:it really sounds like the GBA version is a very different game?


It is just that one of the new units can do ridiculous stuff if you want him to. You don't need to use him at all.

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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by racketgirl Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:31 am

racketboy and racketgirl are in chapter six--we have had a lot of fun playing! I had never heard of it before and I really got into it :) racketboy often ends up watching me play!
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Re: Together Retro: Shining Force

by Xeogred Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:32 am

I still need to finish it. :roll:
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