>local movie store going out of business
>see star ocean for only $6
>"why the hell not?"
>only a few hours in
>get 4th companion
>it's literally a toddler after my dick
What the fuck Japan?
>be on /v/
>see thread of faggot OP getting bent out of shape over a video game character being sexual
What the fuck /v/? I want SFW normie facebook faggots to leave.
What the fuck am I watching?
Man, everything about the characters in this game was the worst thing ever.
Except Reimi's ass I guess.
Who was the biggest whiny bitch. Fuck that weak-ass faggot.
>Implying you wouldn't a Lymle
Here is the Japanese voice track of the same scene.
I'm a fucking ween and I love Star Ocean, but this game is too fucking much.
Yeah, but he was
responsible for blowing up Earth, even if it was one from an alternate worldunlike his green elf friend who just found out his new would-be girlfriend just died and didn't say a fucking word about it and let it consume his soul.
>Lemurians are generally small in size, a product of the environment they live in, but there is another reason why Lymle looks so much younger than her 15 years: At the age of six, an errant symbol pattern she drew opened a portal to the demon realm, sending several decades' worth of hatred and fear flowing into her heart all at once. To keep herself from breaking down, she shut off all emotional outlets in response. Since then, she has not aged one bit, her body and behavior frozen at a state of being six years old.
It's legal in Japan.
>but there is another reason why Lymle looks so much younger than her 15 years: At the age of six, an errant symbol pattern she drew opened a portal to the demon realm, sending several decades' worth of hatred and fear flowing into her heart all at once. To keep herself from breaking down, she shut off all emotional outlets in response. Since then, she has not aged one bit, her body and behavior frozen at a state of being six years old.
It really was. It didn't help that Green Mega Man wasn't as awesome as I thought he'd be. But it's been too long and I can't remember why. I even tried replaying it once, but I stopped after the tutorial battle. It was awful and the only cool thing about it were the Blindside attacks.
I just bought international on a whim
it's fun, but everything is so cringy, I probably wouldve been better off emulating 2.
Also fuck the devs putting manual target cycling on select isnt fixing the fucking issue.
Myuria didn't look like a saucer eyed alien like Reimi, she looked more normal. It's Ironic because Myuria literally was an Alien. Star Ocean has always been shit at designing aliens, they're always humans with a little quirk and varying proficiency in symbology.
>tfw still can't get over what they did to muh Star Ocean
I'll forever be mad as hell. SO4 is damaging for the soul.
>Everything else is great
Star Ocean as a series is the most overrated series ever.
Every single time it does the same fucking bait and switch that you'll be going through various worlds that represent numerous eras and cultures in time.
But nope, stuck in a medieval world 80% of the time without it pulling off the Star Trek thing where your massively superior tech and knowledge can doom the planet in one quick stroke.
Fucking Rogue Galaxy did its job better and I don't even remember why I dropped and sold it.
That was one of my problems. What's the point of being able to manually change targets if it goes back to auto targeting?
Second main problem was the characters weren't much fun to use compared to the ones in 2 and 3. Especially my two favs.
How is it even perverted though. It's all implied stuff anyways... Who cares if it's a kid or some 1,000 year old demon. If it was Unteralterbach then yeah you could complain but nothing in this thread is otherwise that bad. Bunch of over dramatic babies, I swear.
I still find some joy in it but yeah I bought it on 360 when it came out
never played SO before that
I wanted the ps3 version when I heard target switching was fixed, forgot it existed until earlier this month. I'm not too upset with it because Im doing it with commentary from my friend and we're laughing at how bad it is.
>enemies enter Burst mode 5 times faster than usual
I hate how they gave her the best damage output yet dish it out through multiple hits. They should've reworked how that gauge worked.
>don't forget about "anything"
Which is why I wished we could have at least gotten something similar to a Radiant Mythology for it so I could enjoy my favorites together in one last game.
Looks like we need another blond-haired protag to even the odds.
>tfw I still I want another SO despite it being violated and shit on
Also, Valkyrie Profile.
Agreed but I needed Myuria for certain reasons.
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN
There are people on /v/, right now, that pre-ordered the limited edition version of this game.
Everyone that voiced a character in that game is related to the president/ceo/whoever the fuck is in charge at 03 Entertainment. Thank god they disappeared after the 2008 recession.
>I'm a fucking ween and I love Star Ocean, but this game is too fucking much.
Hey, remember Star Ocean: Second Story? Wasn't that a great game?
Hahaha... good times.
that girl is moe but damn that voice acting...
pretty much this! I'm so glad they added the Jap Dub. It made the game 100% times better.
Star Ocean 4 and Infinite Undiscovery where the two jRPGs that almost made me not want to give ToV a chance.
Star Ocean started out alright but then
counter earth happenedand it went down the shitter.
Infinite Undiscovery started out alright too, during the start you get a faint look at the original ideas they wanted to include in the game (the stealth segment) but everything felt so unpolished from pair attacks to secondary party members (who felt more like they couldn't finish them in time).
What both games have in common is the protagonist going full edgemeister for a while.
10/10 I rarely see games do this
Also everyone always shits on this game but I think its really fun. The story may be horrible but its no worse then the plot twist of SO3. I can forgive that if the game is fun, and it is.
Meracle is best girl
Best: Opera pre Second Evolution
Also holy shit at Precis in that picture. Shit is hysterical.
>I liked the Arc Rise Fantasia Dub
Get FUCKED nigger
Literally the worst dub I've ever heard only behind Tales of Eternia
I was so fucking hyped for Arc Rise Fantasia then when I actually played it right after the tutorial fight I just fucking stopped. The voices were unbearable.
It's one of the only two games I ever actually had to undub. Normally im completely fine with all dubwork but fuck man ARF was so bad.
It had it's good points and I played it far longer than SO4 but it just felt so rushed. They cut the day/night cycles and the changes that cycle would have brought. The secondary party members felt like cut characters.
And IIRC you have to rely on the AI to heal you. And while you could access the inventory to take a potion, it wouldn't pause the game so you're left with either relying on the AI or getting pounded hard. But that part could just be my memory lying.
I did like the story to some extent and it's more understandable why "main character" goes Edgemeister.
There is one thing I'll never forget though. That blue knight,..Edward? There's an event where he walks up to you and tells you "Yeah sorry for being mean to you, you're alright" a bit later he fucking hates you. That was just so unreal.
>I did like the story to some extent and it's more understandable why "main character" goes Edgemeister.
It didn't last long but I enjoyed that him going all edgemaster actually changed his lines in battle. In battle he sounded way cooler that way.
I also enjoyed the twist as to why the other guy looked like you, since
he was actually your father that you never met and he stopped aged due to some magical bullshit. And he actually died halfway through the game protecting you.
>That blue knight,..Edward?
Oh man FUCK that guy. He was a fucking douchebag for like 70% of the game.
>There's an event where he walks up to you and tells you "Yeah sorry for being mean to you, you're alright" a bit later he fucking hates you.
You've never told yourself "HEY THIS GUY AIN'T HALF BAD" then later they act in the kind of way that reminded you why you hated them in the first place? The hate will come back just as hard.
In the dub she sounded like a dead fish
There is MANY things wrong with SO4. Welch is not one of them. SO4 Welch is best Welch
>skintight purple suit
Yeah he was more enjoyable in battle when he was in edge mode.
Yeah when I read the manual I thought he might be a cool guy but then you meet him and realize that he's a fucking douchebag.
While I enjoyed the combat and a few of the characters I felt like Infinite Undiscovery was a huge letdown for tons of reasons. If I remember right, the enemies just kind of come out of nowhere. All the villains seemed like they would have been cool if they had been fleshed out a little. Shit, I only think one or two even gave their names. My biggest gripe though was the secondary character nonsense. There were a few characters I really wanted to use but because they were secondary I couldn't.
Not even the best girl in her own game
Peppita was better design-wise and in battle.
How the fuck did a dub that terrible even happen?
I remember there being some really good Meracle doujins
>Yeah when I read the manual I thought he might be a cool guy but then you meet him and realize that he's a fucking douchebag.
I think more fondly now then I did to it back then. Sure Edward was a fucking douchebag ASSHOLE but im fine with this now. Now that I think of it, its actually refreshed that there was a character that didn't immediately start sucking MCs did.
You know what I mean? Just because you're a band of heroes traveling together doesn't mean you all have to like each other.
>SO3 characters are based on anime tropes
They're also the blandest characters in the SO series in my opinion.
>SO4 characters are based on fetish fuel
The maker of the games wanted to make an eroge but he boss wouldn't let him, so he just made SO4 lewd as fuck.
>Star Ocean 4
its a mixture of parody of its own genre mixed with loads of fan service for star ocean fans
if you have to take games seriously, this is not the one for you. has the best combat in SO and a loveable cast of 7 stereotypes and 1 relatively normal guy who is the only one who sees whats wrong with omnicide
I'm amazed how shit Peppita starts out but when you actually level her up to everyone elses level she is a fucking POWER house. Jesus Christ it was insane.
One hit killing niggas all day every day.
>actually defending SO4
That fucking game is one of the shittiest RPGs I've played.
i agree it was disappointing after SO3, but when i stopped comparing it to previous titles i started having fun with it.
its also one of the hardest games ti get Platinum on. enjoy your 950+ trophies
They're not amazing or anything, but they had more depth than the rest of the characters.
Also, it's not like any of the other characters in SOs have much depth. The greatest irony the PA system basically ruins character development in SO1 and SO2.
I remember this one attack of hers where her robe thing would go all Dhalsim and stretch out FAR as fuck and would do INSANE amounts of damage
Peppita best SO3
>forgetting best SO3 character
No. I enjoyed Drakengard more than SO4. It's a fucking awful game, the combat was good, but not enough to save it from the awfulness of everything else.
Nope. There's about four months between the start of the show show and the game being released, unless you're trying to say they were appealing to manga Narutards, which I sincerely doubt.
>Nel a best
Fucking boring and generic and ingame she gets fucking outclassed by EVERYONE
>Peppita a okay
More like a delicious brown girl who is also the physically strongest character in the game for some reason.
Naruto anime started airing in October 2002, SO3 came out February 2003.
Is that a year in between them? No.
Is that half a year in between them? No.
It's not hard to research things before you make an idiot of yourself you know?
I liked his backstory, it's a shame most of it was in the dictionary. I fucking loved the dictionary, the only other game I know that has it is Xenosaga.
I didn't mind it, but it was very poorly written. The way I see it, the 3D world (your world, the "game") has basically become a parallel world to the 4D world. Blair even says at one point that the 3D "world" should be put in a museum, because it now has sentient life. This is the explanation I liked the best, because everything up until that point is NOT pointless. But, when you talk to the NPCs in the 4D world, they say they're "playing" as character on star ships and whatnot. This doesn't make any sense. The Executioners are bloody terrifying, I seem to remember.
Dude, I love the Drakengard series, but for all the shit the first game gets, SO4 needs more. It fucking killed me. I finally lost all patience when Edge destroyed not-Earth.
The dictionary was incredibly done.
Also it's the only place that explains >>257997331
That said, it has some spoiler problems. I'm pretty sure I read the Maria article before I met her
Does it need a year? No.
Did they notice how popular it became with retarded little kids who are just reaching adulthood today, in time to add another character pandering to Narutards? Yes.
Keep posting I need someone to laugh at.
So a character critical to the first half of the game was suddenly added in, what, a month or two before release?
Seriously, what is your obsession with considering her a character pandering to Narutards? In fact, go ahead and tell me how she panders to them outside of being a ninja, because of course Naruto invented ninjas, or a ninja using magic, which also was obviously invented by Naruto.
I had literally zero interest in Albel, why would I ever take him with instead of Nel?
I did some experimenting, I had more fun playing as Nel, Mirage, Cliff and Maria than Peppita.
Who is your favorite?
Did you even play the game? She does the same retarded running animation in battle as Naruto, she has the exact personality as a character I don't care enough to remember the name of, I guess all she needed was an orange tracksuit alternate outfit. Maybe they didn't have enough time for that.
That depends on how tolerant to forced bullshit you are before you get to have fun. The entire game until you get Meracle (and Myuria) as permanent members is complete utter shit.
And the story while slowly improving after that point, never reaches up to "hey this is maybe at least decent" because the whining NEVER stops.
The only fun you can get out of SO4 is by playing as Meracle or Myuria and just fucking around while literally ignoring every word spoken by anyone in the game, except maybe Meracle because she's token happy-go-lucky DFC catgirl.
I always choose Opera. In the numerous amount of playthroughs I've done I've gotten Ashton once and Ernest once. I tend to just let Ernest die on Expel for the special PMs Claude has with Opera on Nede.
And it shames me to admit, but I wrote fucking fanfiction back in my High School days around these PMs. They were lost over the course of who knows how many reformats.
Can we at least agree this edgelord was cool as fuck.
>Replaces that annoying green haired fuck
This guy >>258003578 is right. Welch is voiced by Laura Bailey. You've probably heard her in numerous shit since she's all over the place. I personally hate her goofy anime voice while I love her in some stuff (like Kaine from Nier).
Naruto did not invent that running. Naruto did not invent anime cliches.
Your desperate reaching would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Just admit you didn't think out the time frame when you made your comment and move on.
Thats all I need
Meracle is love
Meracle is life
>arumat is an anagram of trauma
>thanatos is a god of death
>tells little girls he is death incarnate
and people say donte is edgy. this guy is edge incarnate
>I had literally zero interest in Albel, why would I ever take him with instead of Nel?
Because he he literally the same as the Star Ocean 1-2 protagonist. He has the same fighting style and moves. He is also stronk as fuck.
>like Kaine from Nier
You have good tastes.
He's one of the try-hard edgiest characters I've ever come across in video games, at the time at least, everything about him put me off the minute I saw him and heard him.
>She does the same retarded running animation in battle as Naruto
Naruto didn't invent that way of running you FUCKING PLEBEIAN.
Whats next, you think he invented ninjas? He isn't even what popularized ninjas(in japan at least)
The best kind of titties
>having to choose between fucking Ashton and fucking Opera+Ern
Gah, why couldn't I just leave Chisato and Noel. I always wanted all three. For me, it's 50/50, my last playthrough was Opera+Ernest.
It's not only that, it's the creepy, plastic looking dolls and the weird fanservice. I just felt it was pretty inappropriate, like Reimi's OTT bum juggle. However thought that Lymle/that winged twat were acceptable characters people would enjoy needs to be shot. I never got as far as getting the not-Albel dude with the scythe.
Sorry, once I got Ashton, I never looked back. Also, in the beginning, I used Rena because her punches were quick as shit.
>thanatos is a personification of death
Fixed that for you.
I was gonna say that she wasn't too bad of a character if she was the only one with retardation problems instead of making a holy trinity of retards with Meracle and the bird but now that I saw that, I'm really happy that I bought that on PS3 and instinctively chose the jap audio because, holy shit it's insufferable.
Have the best characters of SO4 dressing up as the best characters of SO3
>tfw never got enough battle trophies to get the 4th costumes for everybody
Can this be done the easy way in PSCX2?
>we will never go on more goofy adventures with Vashyron, Zepyhr and Leanne
>we will never leave Basil
Its better then his normal outfit
>Didn't know about battle trophies
>Played on the difficulty that didn't have them
feels bad man
>tfw never got enough battle trophies to get the 4th costumes for everybody
That was the fucking worst. I think it was 95% of the trophies or something to unlock fourth costumes? I remember I had about 80 something percent. I wanted those damn maid costumes.
Right? I loved the lack of an overarching plot until towards the end, the sort of slice of life style was fucking great in RoF.
Skip to 1:30
I bet I know exactly what scene that is. It's Vashyron getting excited, right?
Goddamn, I've still got my original PS2 savefile with like 82% or some shit. I always wanted Fayt's school outfit. I like school outfits in JRPGs, has Jude dressed in his school outfit for most of Xillia.
Just got done downloading
There was way more then you let on
And I haven't even checked Pixiv yet
>Everything Terrible About SO4: The PA
I'll be honest, Meracle looking way too long combined with the director's original intentions put me off even fapping Fuck this shitty game
>Not Tao or Makoto
Because normalfags and recent influx of newfriends on 4chan thinks anything with a bust smaller than upper end of B, or in anime cases, C are underage and disgusting.
And if they themselves find them attractive they hate themselves for it and will openly flame anyone that likes em. Vicious circle etc.
That said, Meracle is easily one of few saving graces of SO4 and she is far from enough for me to ever recommend SO4 to anyone. She'll forever be that "no one must know my secret" when it comes to why I have SO4.
Also Rachel mah nigga.
Don't remind me. I love SO2 so much.
Cats sure do love milk
Hyped for Xillia 2 coming out next week?
>DLC for 1 carries over to 2
>So much good costume dlc
It's almost amazing how much cats love milk
Whether Rachel is loli or not could be debated, but her appearance and demeanor makes me find it hard for someone to justify calling someone else a pedo for liking her/playing as her.
Anon, I haven't been hyped this bad for an age. Even nicer because I'm a recent convert to Tales (got introduced to the series when they released Tales of Eternia over here in EU, on PSP). We get it on the 22nd, I should have it by the 21st though (pre-ordered). Got my Asbel and Yuri costumes ready to go.
Even the story of SO2 starts to get iffy after a while
Lets be completely honest here the Star Ocean games don't have terribly great stories.
Nice settings, characters, and gameplay but the story isn't why you're playing.
I love you too anon-kun
>Eternia on PSP
You have my condolences friend
That dub killed the game for me.
Don't remind me of the pain of not having nice things
I actually agree with this
Also another point I didn't like about SO3 was that they spent so much time on that second planet. SO3 was my first SO3 game and I thought it was going to be a cool spacefaring rpg but then you get stuck in generic fantasy land for half the game.
Maybe its because its 1am and im tired but I don't comprehend the question
The best fucking name ever is what it is
I still have another 3 or so pictures lined up and I haven't even checked Pixiv yet
As she should
>Looks like she finally ate Serah.
Since I can't post this on a christian imageboard have this
Last picture for now
Its time for me to dive into the depths of Pixiv
>Shows cloaca from whence it came
What the actual shit.
Did a really quick google search to get some more stuff
Drakengard 3 is fucking amazing
Why haven't you played it
What. If you're talking about the protruding thing, that's the way all Drakengard dragons are designed. When they fly, they wrap their legs around it. Apart from that, yeah, that scene is aggravating.
Why they put THAT scene there, I'll never know.
>8 whole pages of art on Pixiv
Wish me luck /v/ this might take a while
When is there not?
As the end of my dump I'll rar up my Meracle lewd.
>No PS3, went with the Wii.
>Got Opoona, Dokapon, Xenoblade and The Last Story out of it, though.
Not really a good deal there bro
Sure those games are good but when it comes to weeb games PS3 reigns supreme
PS3 is pretty cheap now you could get one
Hell if you get a new ps3 you should be able to mod it.
I'm wondering the same; I played through part of it when I was 17 and somehow didn't mind it too much, apparently. In any case, I don't think any VA can handle a script as bad as that.
I fucking adored Opoona, and I'd think it'd have a bigger fanbase if it were on the PS3.
Honestly, I wasn't too wild about the PS3 due to that $600 pricetag. Brother went and brought it for $550.
All this reminds me to play Star Ocean 2 again. God, that was a great game. The scifi/rpg mix, all the private actions and secrets and leveling up your killer moves. The voice acting was memorable and hilarious and it gets that perfect blend of classic scifi with crazy japanese stuff.
Do you remember this one song that comes out of nowhere in a dungeon and its flat out a song from SO 3 I think? Could have been 2 maybe.
>all this Laura Bailey voice
I really need to buy this game.
I don't remember there being any SO3 tracks, but they used some SO1 tracks for Roak and SO2 tracks for that one dungeon on EN II. Perhaps this is the song you're thinking of?
AWWWW SHIT NIGGA
STAB THE SWORD OF JUSTICE!
So fucking good!
Trivia: at one point, triAce considered adapting character models to the american tastes, but then refrained due to budget and time constraints.
I can only imagine the mess it would have been.
I had fun with SO4 the moment I realized what I should be expecting from it.
By the time I got Arumat, I was honestly more pissed that they didn't let you pursue a waifu besides Reimi than I was about the story.
>There's a Star Ocean Doujin with Meracle as the lead
>It isn't translated
They should atleast re-worked Reimi. It's hard to fap to her because her face bothers me. She doesn't look like her 2d portrait.
TFW aa2 will never have a dub or teacher on administrator sex.
I'M BACK FROM THE DEPTH OF HADES AND I COME BRINGING GIFTS
MERACLE FOR EVERYONE
EXACTLY 60 PICTURE OF MERACLE TO BE EXACT
JESUS CHRIST GUY WHO SAID THERE WASN'T ANY FANART OF HER YOU COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG
HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS YOU'RE IN FOR A RIDE
>You will never a curvy cat loli
Why even go on living?
They seem to be a popular paring as they are in a lot of pictures together
Did they game do anything to par them up? I don't remember jack shit.
I mained him the second I saw that sick as fuck scythe
>Americans are the only reason this scene sucks!
They certainly didn't help
Even just calling it "Nap Time" would have improved it 5,000%
That's the twirl'n punch, right? It takes to long to connect. It works best after an X-claw as the damage continues even after Meracle is already readying Comet Impact. Even then people don't really like that move since it's insanely huge multipliers are hindered by it being a single-hit attack and that it reaches the cap really easily.
There is nothing wrong with SO3's plot twist.
THERE I SAID IT.
I actually enjoyed how ridiculous and out of left field it was, but SO3 was my first SO so I can imagine how someone who was more invested in the series might have been off put.