fine, you guys have mindbroken me, I will play trails. what versions do I fricking play

fine, you guys have mindbroken me, I will play trails. what versions do I fricking play

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what versions do I fricking play
    They're all the same, what do you mean

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the steam/gog versions are all good, just install the voiceover mods and start with sky

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I heard xseed had a really rough time with localizing SC. I have the gog versions of all 3 games. Do i need to patch anything for localization fixes and whatnot? Voiceover mod sounds cool maybe i'll try it out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks. Gonna dig into FC tomorrow.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do the thing that cold steel gay did a while ago where you post play-by-plays.
    That was sorta fun and it would make your thread not shite.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ha ha

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rean…

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Release order.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats that

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't play trails.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trails in the Sky FC - SC - Third
    Trails from Zero - To Azure
    Trails of Cold Steel 1 - 2 - 3 -4
    Any of these are good places to start (from the beginning of whichever you choose.) Sky is the most linear (standard) starting point

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t do it anon. It’s pure slop.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't play trails. If you absolutely have to for whatever dumb reason, just play Sky.

    Trails in the Sky is a genuinely amazing JRPG series and in a vacuum I would happily recommend it to anyone. The problem is the series doesn't end with Sky. I personally loved Sky, enjoyed Crossbell, then completely dropped the series and never looked back with Cold Steel. I didn't even finish the second game, it was atrocious. Somehow one of the best JRPGs and one of the worst JRPGs I've played are in the same fricking series. If you play Sky you either won't like it, which is fine but you've wasted your time, or you will like it, and will have to handle never finishing the characters stories or finding out the mysteries of the world because the series is so fricking awful later on.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >will have to handle never finishing the characters stories or finding out the mysteries of the world
      This is every JRPG except most of them get canceled by the 2nd or 3rd game. Cold Steel isn't as bad as you think it is, and kiseki doesn't end with cold steel, so your choice is to play underealized or mediocre JRPGs or picking kiseki and possibly *maybe* being slightly put off by cold steel being a minor decline from the absolute mastery that is sky and crossbell in terms of writing, but not world design and gameplay, until the series immediately picks up again after cold steel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cold Steel isn't as bad as you think it is
        I played it. Two of them even, although the second was so bad I couldn't finish it. It's exactly as bad as I think it is.
        >until the series immediately picks up again after cold steel
        You can't recover from what Cold Steel does to the series. It burns Sky and Crossbells narratives and characters to the ground and does nothing with the ashes. Trails went from an original fantasy setting with a strong emphasis on character relations and development, and worldbulding, to a Japanese high school full of characters so pathetic and shallow that Persona would be ashamed to use them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You can't recover from what Cold Steel does to the series.
          I am genuinely getting the impression you sense the end is near and you're desperate and coping. First it was the whole series was shit, then it was SC is a worse version of FC, then it was crossbell is terrible, now it's cold steel is terrible. Just accept it bro.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Uh
          No. No I disagree with you completely. Especially since you’re claiming your perspective is just off CS 1 and 2, not 34H.
          You know what game ruined Estelle and Joshua as characters? It wasn’t a CS - it was Zero. Elly and Rixia and Noel didn’t even need a different subseries - they were terrible in their own games.
          Do you seriously think Schera or Zin - in their own games even - are any more developed than Emma and Machias? Cause that’s delusional.
          Do you think Ruan has more worldbuilding built into it than Bareahard?

          The games are the fricking same man, they just changed the artstyle. Even though they all do the exact fricking same thing - you can suck the dick of generic adventurers, you can suck the dick of cops, but as soon as they make them students (not that the age of the characters has changed mind-you) you start foaming at the mouth out of terminal cringe-overdose.
          It’s ridiculous.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sky is great but Cold Steel is where it really hits a new level of KINO. So either start at Sky or start right at Cold Steel.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can explain in a pretty simple way:
    >do you like romance?
    You will like Sky the best
    >do you like detective work?
    You will like Crossbell the best
    >do you like military history and war in general?
    You will like Cold Steel the best.
    You really don't need to do things "in order" especially with such a large series. Pick what is most interesting to you first.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The games do build on the previous ones from both a thematic perspectives and most importantly character relationships and political relationships. Imagine playing Crossbell and not knowing Renne, Joshua, and Estelle's story which plays a huge part at the end plus comes up all throughout the game as well. Or going into Coldsteel without knowing what is going on with Crossbell and Calvard at the end of CS2. You sure CAN just play them separately, but you're absolutely missing out on a lot that people who played them in release order will not miss out on. And the fact that they all do build on each other is one of the actual good selling points of the series and should be embraced not avoided. If you're too much of a zoomer to keep up with 10 continuous games, then go play something like FF where they are separate.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can imagine all of that quite easily tbh. You simply go back and play the other games and the story is assembled, the same as if you go in the "standard" order.
        If I tell someone to read anything in the Western canon, do you know what will happen? They will miss 90% of the references unless they have read the rest of the Western canon. It doesn't matter, everyone starts somewhere.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're supposed to read the Greeks first, and preferably have at least a rudimentary understanding of the Bible.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You simply go back and play the other games and the story is assembled, the same as if you go in the "standard" order.
          That's the thing, it isn't the same at all. This is literally admitting that your first experience will be disassembled until you actually play the earlier games. If you go through in the standard order, you never have this disassembled experience.
          >If I tell someone to read anything in the Western canon, do you know what will happen?
          References aren't the same thing as a actual interconnected story with ever developing plot and relationships. You can read Divine Comedy as a standalone work without having to have read the Aeneas or whatever and the story is just fine in terms of a complete package even if you don't get the references. The fact that you conflate the two just shows you're literally a literal moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the illiteracy of legend
            kek'd tbh

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I accept your concession.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I won
                Literal moron was right KEK

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I did win, correct.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you can't play Cold Steel as a standalone work
                >you can't play Sky as a standalone work
                >etc.
                >but you CAN read Divine Comedy as a standalone work
                kek'd again winner-kun

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The anon literally admitted that you have a disassembled story if you play them separately while conflating a continuous story with just references. Again, I won and you lost and you're a dumb Black person.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >disassembled story
                >divine comedy
                oh no no no non

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you even start talking like a Black person now that you lost, kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >literal moron winner-kun
                kek'd again
                Go look up a synopsis of the book you've never read

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have read it and you're literally the one who was defending that you can read the canons without having to read what they were references. Now you're saying the opposite. You lost twice now.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the illiteracy of legend
                KEK

                I can imagine all of that quite easily tbh. You simply go back and play the other games and the story is assembled, the same as if you go in the "standard" order.
                If I tell someone to read anything in the Western canon, do you know what will happen? They will miss 90% of the references unless they have read the rest of the Western canon. It doesn't matter, everyone starts somewhere.

                >I can imagine all of that quite easily tbh. You simply go back and play the other games and the story is assembled, the same as if you go in the "standard" order.
                If I tell someone to read anything in the Western canon, do you know what will happen? They will miss 90% of the references unless they have read the rest of the Western canon. It doesn't matter, everyone starts somewhere.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes it doesn't matter where you start with things like The Divine Comedy because things like that are not disassembled stories unlike Trails. Trails does more than just reference, it has on-going relationships and plotlines that build from game to game. This is another loss for you.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If OP had started playing trails this all could have been avoided...

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also, I never thought that I would see someone say that it is more important to play a game series in some canonic order than it is to read literature in canonic order. Strange days on /vrpg/, I am not even sure if this one is a false-flag or just a next-level sperg

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sound utterly buckbroken

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the ones with Altina in them 🙂

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pick one and see if you like it, simple as
    I started at Cold Steel and then went back to the older games later

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trails of Cold Steel is the best start

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