We had a great thread last time. Come discuss your favorite games & characters in the series. Any Cold Steel III speculations?
Currently playing Zero no Kiseki here
Did Renne finally meet her parents in the later chapters? tfw I almost cried in this scene
So what's this I hear about Crossbell games getting a fan translation? I gave up trying to play them because my Japanese is shit and I barely have time to study anyway.
If I remember right they're so distantly connected that they're irrelevant. Also the translation was ass if you're playing it in English.
fuck it I'm just going to go play cold steel instead of watching this
trails > smash
She goes to live with her "parents" in the end.
you would still get to see these two
At least she's good for farming u-materials.
The plot twist is that Ricky is the Grandmaster and Anton is Dominion #0
That's Lloyd's bro's waifu you sick fuck.
>Chapter 3 exam
>finally got to shoot up some nobles
felt good man
That was a bit of a disappointing fight, they put all those restrictions on you and you literally don't need to do anything but buff and spam Arc Slash. I'm in Chapter 3 now and there hasn't been a single challenging fight at all so far.
It is not okay anon. You can't romance her/ get an event with her anyways.
>Arios and Vald still get to pose as if nothing happened.
A lot of people probably died because of them.
FC is the videogame equilivant of Hateful Eight
>Arios and Waldo both poses with their backs turn
>probably still feel bad for
turning against main cast
Its like pottery
>have the sudden urge to play SC
>it's not available
>2 years later
>SC is finally available
>lost the motivation to play it anymore
I just saw that my SC installation on steam has an update queued.
I already beat it and won't go back anytime soon, but does anyone know what they fixed?
They better not have fucked with Thunder God Kick.
Why is Noel so perfect?
>listening to SC Evo music
>Overall sounds pretty good
>Then this comes
What the fuck
Yes, some of them reveal important story about the characters like Rixia, Randy, and Wazy. I think Ellie's is just a confession, I didn't get hers.
>Fateful Confrontation and Fate of the Fairies evo versions
How the fuck did they think those were okay? What the fuck?
Speaking of Tio's mech
>Running through the Orchis Tower
>Find the room with the mech
>It's just an S-craft
What a massive disappointment that was.
You don't really see any numbers for them. It's pretty invisible, you can raise these number by talking to them on certain days but there's never a number under the map that tells you when. An example would be like going to the graveyard during a rainy day and seeing sully talking to the grave keeper and learning about their past and how they manage to meet each other.
>Cold Steel same price as Yakuza 5
What do I get..
"We are the deadful Enforcers, fear us!!....but...not with this theme...wrong disc guys...who did this, was it you Canpanella?"
I just finished TitS SC. That was one hell of a ride.
Now the post-completion depression is setting in.
This, the evo version was like the original but tuned up a little. We also have this one from an special arrange disc:
I was expecting Sen no Kiseki to use that one but oh well. MacBurn got the worse introduction, felt more like a Jaegar theme.
Not him but I don't see how you can finish the first game but not the second. By chapter4 you haven't even gotten Joshua back yet. There's still so much mystery to unravel and story to enjoy.
I'm assuming you like stories in RPGs, right? Don't see how you could get where you are if you don't. You should be in tje middle of a marathon session like I was when I got SC because I wanted to see more of the story.
Are you stuck on a boss or something? I just don't get it.
Chapter 4 ends with a really heartwarming scene. Chapter 5 is where the major happenings begin, and you get a lot of cute scenes with Tita and Agate. Chapter 6 onward is happenings.
Having my fears already. Gonna buy third regardless. I want to know with voices and everything what will happen I expect some good CGs not artistically speaking.
I think the seiyuus of choice will spoil every Ouroboros identity even those who have yet to appear, we will recognize the seiyuu in the next arcs.
Can you link me to these for the third?
>Treasure chest theme
>Low health theme
I know the OST but I don't know which track corresponds to what cause I obviously didn't play it
Someone spoiled Sen 2 for me on /m/ like 2 years ago when it first came out. All I needed to know that the game was That was me too, and the climax of the Emperor Strike Back ending combined.
Of course I like the story but I feel like I got burned out by going full autismo with FC. I only started playing them some months ago and I ended up randomly stopping on chapter 4 for SC.
don't know what you mean by treasure chest theme
honestly I don't remember which one that was if it had one.
this is the event theme
actually I don't have issues with FC evo, but SC evo they fucked up good.
Anyone who can into 日本語:
How are the older games? I haven't played any of these games yet. I figure I should try the Trails series eventually, but I'm autistic or something and usually start a franchise from the beginning even if they have no story connection (I did that with Dragon Quest last year and I'm glad I did, it was a lot of fun). Though I'm willing to skip some games if need be. So how are the older games in the series? I've heard the remakes generally suck so I'll just play the original PC versions if I play them at all. Also, I've heard that the Steam/GoG version of Trails in the Sky is some remaster, though there's no Japanese version. Does it add much aside from somewhat nicer visuals? If not, then I'll probably just play the old version since I know I can buy a Japanese version. If it adds some significant things then I'll consider playing it if I can somehow mod Japanese text in.
>Rean and Crow holding their hands together
>Jusis touching Machias's ass
>we want the fujoshi audience
>They're talking about Ao too.
Still sucks though, now I know that
Rean is osborne's son, claire dies, osborne is still alive(though i kinda suspected this), and that crow dies.
And as for that, Im getting out of here
Yeah I got spoiled for all of those
Sucks, I know
If it make you feel better I got spoiled Cold Steel II before it was even out. The director said something like
Crow will suffer a similar fate to Lowemonth before the game was even out. Can you imagine? we were like, aw dude what the hell!?
I think the Sora FC and SC remakes are fine but the ost and art is different. I like the evo version more mostly because of 5x speed for combat.
Zero and Ao evo are good aside from ost changes in zero evo but the voice acting actually improve a lot of scenes so you should get the evo version if you can.
Do I really have to play sora before playing sen or zero?
I have zero evo sitting right here and I want to play it so bad but I just can't bring myself to go though 3 games that I just have 0 interest in right now, I'm sure sora is a great series but I really dont feel like slogging through it right now.
A major subplot of Zero is based on characters from the Sora games.
I wasn't talking about the Evo versions, but the Steam version which I've heard is a little different from the originals. I'd consider the Evo versions (5x battle speed sounds fantastic), but no Vita.
Better than Sen where you get a quartz in the second chapter that lets you literally end almost every fight on the first turn every single battle, even if you get sneak attacked.
Does anyone have any saves for the PSP version of SC? Preferably at the start of chapter 2. I want to play it on that now cause I'm just that lazy to get up and play it on PC.
at least it can motivate him to play and start the series somewhere. he can just go back later before playing Sen II, like the newcomers of Sen when it was released in Japan. at least he could be in the mood to play Sora after playing Sen.
I'm terrible with languages and work too many hours, anon.
That's what happened to me a few chapters in. Honestly, Trails FC is the best experience I've had with video games in the last ten years for whatever reason and I don't want to wait again.
I'm more interested in those two then sora to be honest. I tried to play a bit of FC evo and I just can't really get into it but I really dug into zero but then when I asked about plot connections in the /jrpgg/ every berated me and made me feel bad for not finishing sora first.
It's not that it's slow or i don't like it, I just like zero's characters a lot better.
FC is all buildup. It establishes the setting and all the characters you'll be using in SC, which is the payoff.
I will say one thing: if you finish FC, there's no way you won't want to play SC.
it worked in Japan when Sen got first released. and it's only the worst not because it's bad but because the others are just better. it's also the worst because they tried appealing to newcomers instead of going back to their usual strengths.
nope. it's even worse. not only do you have the book set that allows you to upgrade to ultimate weapon, it also has missable accessory sets that you have to buy at specific points or you lose another ultimate weapon upgrade. fishing and recipes give important rewards and they're mostly missable. talking to NPC's at school to fill the notes also give rewards. and there are hidden quests that require you to go to places you've been to but not required by the plot at the moment they can be triggered.
Radiant Historia has literally no missable. but it's because you can time travel to any point in the story. so if you missed something from a place you currently don't have access to, just return to a point in time where you have access to said place.
>accessory sets that you have to buy at specific points or you lose another ultimate weapon upgrade
aw fuck, and I thought I was doing a good job with ferreting books and quests out so far.
Something else you should keep in mind while playing is there's a trophy you can unlock for each character toward the end of the game (the dance event), but it requires a certain amount of link exp + another requirement for it to become available to you. For a first playthrough you probably want to focus your efforts on raising the link on maybe 3-4 characters, then carry your links over to NG+ and get the rest there.
As for the other requirements, the guide >>324356505 here mentions when you come upon them.
You can make games with huge exploration while keeping missable to a minimum. This is something that should be planned out by the dev. You should not get punished just because you didn't go to specific place at specific time to get everything, considering a lot of the players that play rpgs are completionist
well, due to Trails having OCD with NPC's and their dialogue, Falcom is punishing you for not talking to everyone that you can talk to after a major event. they only reward those that take the time to read all/most of the script that Falcom wrote or (Xseed translated) unless you have a guide.
am I fucked if I missed some fish in cold steel? will I be able to fish them out of the school and trista spots?
>finish a quest in the current town
>a missable book in previous town
>expecting players to know this
like what the fuck I understand if there's some sort of mission to be done to travel back and forth the city but no
good god I think I became to over reliant on Laura for damage. Team Roer just sucks and I don't know what to do with most of em.
your fault for not talking to EVERYONE before and after doing any major quest.
the game does give you one non-missable weapon upgrade at least. you just won't get two more in one playthrough without going the extra selge, err, mile.
借りてきた猫の軌跡 @Hatsuu 56m56 minutes ago
I don't want to go to work tomorrow... I want to stay home and play Sen II. ;__;
you will be able to fish every single fish type in the Trista river or school pond later. but there are so much fish in all of them so you might have to use a lot of groundbait. take note that each of the two also have a separate set of fish you can catch.
I'm at the final boss of FC, any tips? I had a pretty long bout in phase one, two was EZ, and three was going fine until the very end where it kept slowing my attacks, causing me to drop in turn order.
do i really need to give tips if you chose the 2 best characters?
as long as you have Earth Guard or Earth Wall arts for that one attack, you should be set. and never forget clock up/ex. both of them also have long range Impede so i don't see the problem
That's all well and good but I much prefer Laura "This battle is over in one turn" S Arseid.
Extra turns is kind of pointless when you could have someone who makes it so you don't even need them
you get to have Domination in chapter 6 so Rean can just end any battle in one Gale. having Machias also means that instead of focusing on one enemy, you can weaken many enemies and Machias can finish many with his AoE normal attack or even larger AoE craft. one quest would also give you a free weapon with attack power above what they sell in Roer so have Machias use that.
if it helps, you can actually choose to bond with the boys instead of the girls.
Jusis x Machias
Machias x Elliot
Jusis x Gaius
Rean x Crow
and of course, Rean x anyone
depending on how rotten you are.
What were your guys' favorite S-Crafts?
Personally, it's a little silly, but I really love Phantom Raid.
The Ouroboros symbol shattering in the background is really meaningful and gives me a chill every time. Joshua's line is nice, too: "I will... run no more." It's all very cliche but also very heroic.
>ouroboros symbol shatters before you even get up to that scene
yeah. you can actually ditch the other heroines in the last dungeon but not Emma. i also designed my team for making the best out of Emma. Rean is the evasion tank, Jusis buffs Emma's magic and be her backup support/healer, Machias gives more turns or restores EP.
I swear if they fuck up these:
So how long till we get this?
problem with Emma for Sen is that she is restricted and has to hide the truth. in Sen 2, there are just so many characters. and Falcom likes their Alisa no matter how irrelevant she is at the overall plot of things, unlike Emma who is a necessary character for the trial and awakening.
plus the Rean and Emma pair is a parallel to
the boss combi of Crow and Vita. I also don't think that it's a coincidence that the Azure Abyss helped Crow to awaken Ordine which is blue; while Valimar which is gray or silver is awakened by Rean with the help of Emma whose main element is mirage or silver. each Raiser has their corresponding knight god and witch
But I think that sort of problem gives Emma a bit of charm, she is basically caught between having to keep secrets because of her job and her growing relationship with Rean and the others, so you can tell she wants to open up but she just can't. So the best she can do is try to be indirect about stuff even if they don't get it, like that bonding event where she basically shows Rean her magic without explaining much.
The problem is that they really want to force Alisa as the main girl, which is kind of annoying.
To be honest, all the girls, even Towa, have a better relationship with Rean than Alisa, so I don't know why they keep her in the spotlight. We don't need a blond fake-tsundere, we have Jusis already.
yup. Emma's charm for me is being the plain looking glasses girl with lots of secrets to hide but stays to be supportive to the group and to Rean. one can take note how she disapproves of Celine's more direct but more dangerous approach to their mission. plus she's everything i like from the witch/mage character of the party.
but i can see why many people don't buy it.
it also doesn't help the fact that Alisa still managed to be popular in Asia.
The only problem with Emma is that she probably could have used more focus on her problems, but I guess the game can't keep her secret if it does that. Still, good girl and way better than Alisa who feels a bit tacked on.
In the game there is talk about the three chairmen being the ones who pick the trips, can you guys guess who picked which trip?
Honestly I am surprised there are these many, I thought Fie and Laura would be so popular that Emma would get overshadowed completely and have no fans.
Fuck, just realized they fixed the camera. This is the best i can get.
yes you can equip the uniforms back. it was added later as a patch but i don't know if it would be available at once for the western release.
i am at the opposite side of your opinion though. i like their Sen II default because it shows their personality more.
I mean I get that the Sen II costumes are more unique, but I liked how all of them having a uniform made them feel like they belong to the same team, like they are all part of the same thing. I helped drive in the we are a team thing.
Not to say all the Sen 2 costumes are bad, I really like Jusis, Fie, Emma and Rean, but some of the others look bad. Specially Elliot, he needs to stop letting his sister pick his clothing, it makes him look like a girl.
I think there was a port, but people said it was bad.
it's because they don't start in the same team in Sen II. most of them are separated are obviously not in school.
Jusis in particular is in the noble faction because he is an Albarea. you can just replace the costume anyway after you recruit them, it's up to you.
Powerlevel wise, out of the playable Crossbell cast sans Arios, who'd be strongest to weakest story wise?
Combat system is fun and fast, just play on hard if you want it to be challenging.
Also yes, you can make parties of 6 characters, with 2 in reserve who level up alongside the guys who fight. The rest of the characters that are not used are leveled up in the background, so no one really falls that behind.
Rean still wears a red colored jacket but it's the one more suited in colder areas like his hometwon in Ymir.
Alisa has double zettai ryouiki because she's Falcom's waifu.
Elliot's is eh handpicked by nee-san?
Laura's is Arseid's color of blue, white and yellow just like her father's
Machias's is ok. plain enough for his personality
Jusis's is noble as fuck
Emma's is whatever witches/magic users should be wearing and i really love it
Fie's is her former jaeger uniform
Gaius's are functional but those belts are suspect
Millium's is whatever. she have something as weird as she wants
characters in the support section of the party level up the same as the main party. characters that are not in your party and are working with their own field study on a different place also level up but may be one or two levels lower than yours when you meet them again depending on how much you grind without them but they'll always catch up every chapter with the latest equipment too, which saves money. characters you do not bring in the party on the final dungeon do not level up though.
Lloyd is too busy with Crossbell to go to Erebonia to get a God Knight.
I'm surprised at how many fujos seems to like Fie.
Randy could ask her about how to pick up hot dates, and Fie can tell him
her father isn't deadin return
It's all good
Are you retarded?
You must be retarded.
They fought each other but Xeno and Leonidas say after their endgame fight that Zephyr is together again to regain Rudger.
Garcia was out of the brigade at that time, and Randy was in limbo in Crossbell.
Was the TitS SC Japanese voice patch ever updated to include Mueller's voices? I know he was added into the Xseed PC version hence there being no voices currently, but he's voiced in the PC version of the 3rd (I think), so he should be able to have his voices placed into the patch, right?
It's all KeA's fault. Everything is wrong because of her.
>realise fc save file progress can be transferred
>don't have maximum bp
>decided to play fc again to get max bp
>Played 15hrs in
>Ravennue Monster sidequest expired
>Used only 2 saves
>both saves are after talking with Nial in the Kirsche Bar during the Missing Airliner quest...where the sidequest expires
>fuck my ass
>decided to download a completed save
I'm going to bed
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes = Flash Gordon
The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion = Flash Gordon Gordon's Trip to Mars
The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch = Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean = Flash Gordon The Movie
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC = Star Wars IV: A New Hope
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC = Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky TC = Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel = Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II = Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III = Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
The Legend of Heroes VII: Trails of Zero = Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Honestly I'd love to play the Garghav games, but I'm an English only peasant and the only versions that are in English are those shitty PSP games. The PC music is deliciously Falcom.
>Not taking Emma for a motorcycle ride into the city
>Not taking Sara into the gardens
Talk about playing the game wrong.
Sorry, if I have to I want to be faithful to one girl.
I doubt they will go this route, I mean we have avoided that for the most part until now, so why go the Church is Evil route?
Rean tries to be faithful, but is a victim to the many advances of the females around him.
I wonder. If Grandmaster is the godness then whats the point of the church being against them. Do they know or pretend that dont? I seriously doubt they are clueless.
How can she be the BEST girl if she isn't the BREAST girl?
No, its not. Its considered one of the best, the comparison got it wrong. Here a review I trust:
Even if you dont compare with the best movie at least use your second or third favourite.
She pleases Rixia? Rixia makes food for the workers at the play house.
Speaking of being a cuck, how about that Blade?
Speaking of blade, is Sharon the blademaster during the festival no matter who you bring to play the game, or is it just if you bring Alisa?
I wouldn't know because I used 5/6 of my tickets bringing Alisa to various places.
Crow selected her as a master scammer. She is running an illegal gambling operation disguised as the Blade Master. No matter whom you bring along she will be there. If you bring Crow along, he talks about his operation.
Pretty much. He controls the influence of the nobles and commoners, and becomes the final boss of Cold Steel 4
Diater failed and his daughter left him on prison. We have Calvard and Erebonia now unless Lloyd made Crosbell independent with his dick, creating a legion of children and time resetting everytime with Kea.
>Your father will never be voiced by Jouji
But Ellie wants to be defiled.
Rixia as ninja had sex with the targets before killing them and Tio probably got raped like Renne. Noel probably pleased Randy before. There is no purity in most kiseki games.
Rixia is oblivious to lewd implications and objects to lewd talk most of the time. Tio might have some ground, but she's still an innocent girl after the fact. Noel is a forever alone virgin and at most scissors with her sister. Ellie fucks politicians to gain a political advantage, why do you think she doesn't appear in sen 2 with lloyd? Busy fucking old men for free.
What about that short haired dancer that joined Rixia, I almost laught when she wanted to get close to Lloyd and was in so much disadvantge for being irrelevant while he was in the beach with the others haha
They should get rid of that artist, holy shit
I liked her
And I liked the fact that she was introduced in a hidden quest in Zero.
Made the world feel even more alive, that a hidden seemingly inconsequential quest could introduce a "major" character