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Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:57 pm
by Friday
I'm glad to hear the game gives you more leeway. Games should give people more leeway.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:14 pm
by pacobird
I would say the really important links beyond the ones mentioned (and party members, obviously) are Sun (for lots of money and otherwise easier negotiations), Star (for party-swapping and easy escapes when ambushed), Moon (for keeping all party members leveled), and Strength (to break the fusion level cap).

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:36 pm
by Kayma
I'm nearing the end (I assume?) but it looks like a missed out on maxing one of the evening confidants since they dont' seem to be available anymore. TOO SAD, especially since it looks like I'll max everyone else.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:00 pm
by Niku
That kind of stuff really chaps my ass. To this day I never picked up FFX-2 again when I got to the final chapter and activated every sidequest but one thanks to missing an optional dialogue prompt or something in the penultimate chapter.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:30 am
by Mongrel
Earlier, I mentioned that missing the SINGLE dialogue prompt on one day for the Death link was what finally broke me when playing P3. I just stopped once I realized.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:25 pm
by Defenestration
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Cleared the game. 66% trophies first go. Not planning on NG+. I just don't have the time and I already got all the important things, the confidant plots, done anyway.

After sleeping on it... I really, really liked this one. The core theme of rebellion was unpacked in very interesting ways, and as everyone who ever saw a trailer for this game stated, it has style for days that counts for so much. Using the death and recasting of a voice actor to smokescreen plot swerves was great too, though in retrospect I feel stupid for not being more disturbed by how the Velvet Room appears.

There's a lot to mull about mechanically too I think; If we take the writing and put it to the side, how exactly did they keep a turn based JRPG feeling so *fresh* to me beginning to end? Obviously the presentation and quality of life features that speed up combat enormously helps, but that only goes so far. I think part of it may be how social links impact gameplay in such a huge way. Going through Star and Tower especially left me giggling when I unlocked new perks with just how *crazy* new options in combat they give can be.

I definitely like it more than P4, that's for sure. I'll need to think long and hard about whether I like it more than P3.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:32 pm
by Defenestration
By the way, what's the current "BEST GIRL" poll at? I claim Star.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:54 am
by Niku
fuck you you can't make me choose

and so i didn't

much to the constant stern protests of my fiancee for being a monstrous player of hearts

(though to be fair I spent all my actual date time with Priestess)

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:14 am
by Kayma
Turning down Empress was brutal.... loved it. Fortune is my favorite that I didn't pick. Priestess was my pick, but her confidant story was only OK.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:50 pm
by Lyrai
Priestess is good if only because I imagine it makes the interrogation worlds more awkward.

"I wanted her code name to be Rider."

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:53 pm
by Lyrai
pacobird wrote:Doubt I'll ever hear all of Futaba's lines.


You know those items from vending machines that decrease attributes in exchange for something else? Use those liberally. Use them on a party member you don't use much (Star-Swap them in) or who you're not sure will stick around for long. Just use one, guard until Futaba mentions the status ailment (I think she has ~2 lines for each per person?) repeat.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 7:54 pm
by Büge
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Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:40 am
by pacobird
showing up in my smt4 samurai cosplay and arguing with the doorman that the outfit is technically available in p5 as DLC

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:52 pm
by François
Image: I sacrificed my world so yours could continue to exist. I saved ALL of your ungrateful butts. And now I get to wreck them.

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:03 pm
by Mothra
Bow howdy you really let jesus take the wheel when you rent a DVD in this game huh

I've been trying my god damnedest to bring back Serendipity for an entire week now and the game refuses to let me go to the DVD store. It's like 5 days overdue now. I almost got there today but Morgana scolded me for not pawning that counterfeit olympic medal to the arms dealer ASAP, so I figured I had to do that first, but then the arms dealer made me hold a fucking loaded .45 in a paper bag so the cops wouldn't find it on him, which meant I had to go straight home again!

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:03 pm
by Mothra
Oh my god my talking cat just transformed into a bus and we're doing donuts in the collective unconsciousness

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:03 am
by Mothra
The DVD remains in my possession a full week and a half after it was due

I've lost all control of my life

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:16 am
by Niku
luckily as someone who also got dvd-fucked, i can tell you on good authority that the first time you have a late rental they will just make you promise to NEVER DO IT AGAIN with no charge

the FIRST time

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:27 pm
by Mothra
Okay you know what??? I'm just going to keep the fucking DVD, fuck it. Fuck this.

In other news:

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:50 pm
by Spram
Defenestration wrote:By the way, what's the current "BEST GIRL" poll at? I claim Star.


Well at first I was all about the Panther, but she got old fast once the game made me feel bad about Makoto getting in trouble. Then there's the punk doctor and the shogi player. I think I like the shogi girl, which I'll call shogirl, but I'm not sure. Then there's maid mom teacher. Futaba is a little grill, let's not touch that and Haru has stupid hair. Sae's shadow looks like a Kim Possible villain, so I don't know what to think about that. But just to be a contrarian I will say Ms. Usami because even though she looks angery she seems like a pretty chill woman so maybe I got a chance with her.

I just (spoilers for late game) stole Shido's treasure (btw: expect me to misspell Japanese names) and now I'm waiting but where does the game go from here? I mean, a bigger threat would be something like a devil showing up and causing chaos or maybe taking down something bigger than a Japanese politician, like the American president? The Pope? I liked how grounded the non-metaverse stories have been so far and might be disappointed for the game to go all weird all of a sudden. I expect Akechi to still be alive, but that would be too obvious. I can't imagine anything the game can do now to not be stupid, but I have come this far and I cant stop. Hopefully the game wont end with me putting Jesus in the electric chair so I can get the holy grail so I can teach Satan how to use a circumcision attack, which is the only thing stopping God (showing up as a giant naked woman) from stealing the youth of Japan's future. Oh shit I'm going to hell now just because I played Religious Pokemon.

PS: I've delivered all my dvds late and never had to pay extra, not that it matters because I'm now swimming in money thanks to spending too much time in Mentos, the freshmaker.