Star Ocean 6

How are you enjoying Elena's game? Will they fix the subs? They are too small

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They made 6 of those bloody games? jesus....

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      people still play this dogshit franchise
      come to think of it how is it still around

      Hold your horses, this might be the last Star Ocean game. Its one of those series that you either Love or Hate. I love the mediocrity of it, its cringekino

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Can't wait for the last of Squeenix woke trash before they go broke.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That will never happen, tendie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and a gacha

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sad that the gacha died, it was pretty great gameplay wise

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is actually game 8-9 if you count the remakes and bluespheres

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      More.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the first two are the only ones with soul

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Look man there's like 4 sci-fi rpgs that have aliens and even if 99% of the franchise takes place on primitive worlds i need to take what i can get

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    imagine Ella Freya as Elena

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    people still play this dogshit franchise
    come to think of it how is it still around

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I saw some gameplay.
    It just looks like worse Tales of Arise, or even SAO Lycoris

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >worse than SAO licowhatever.

      Lol. Lmao even. You almost had me you sneaky butthole.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It just looks like worse Tales of Arise
      You clearly don't know what you're talking about.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SAO Lycoris is not only the worst sao game it's one of the worst games ever made. The devs are so fucking incredibly incompetent to fix performance issues they made the render distance literally 10 feet whenever you draw your weapon kek.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >square-enix
    >fixing anything

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is there a seraphic gate?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is "Divine Force" a euphemism for rape?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    should I play in english or jap?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >anime game made in japan by japanese devs
      I wonder

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jap voices AND jap text

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      English.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly like zipping around the town's roofs collecting skillpoints more than talking to NPCs
    >Hi there person I have literally never met
    >Let me tell you about the local bakery

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fug wrong image

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think there will ever be mods to make the 3d models look like the 2d art?

        These characters are fucking GOBLINS
        i mean look at this thing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I thought you would be able to self insert much better now that we play as an ugly bastard?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm ugly but I'm not THAT ugly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's just the artsyle they have been using since the early days.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Neither looks like an even more mongoloid-looking version of Haaland.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        His cock is 58m long???

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why are the graphics so ugly? Is this a full price game?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It looks good though. The graphics are SOVL.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Pound for pound, triAce has got the best artistic texturing of every dev alive today.
            They know how to put together the scenery.
            I wonder how good would a game of theirs look with a FF budget.
            I would've let them handle the Silent Hill 2 remake, at least visually, they get it

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Square Enix hired Tri-Ace to fix Crystal Tools so that they could shit out FFXIII-2 and 3. Tri-Ace is arguably one of the most capable Japanese devs in the market on the other side of the big ocean. But they're sadly never given enough of a budget or time to really shine. In their early SO4 dev blogs, they managed to get tessellation and PBR working on a the friggin' 360, a whole generation before that tech actually came to market. Its pretty nuts.

              Are the giant bunny's just fan service or do they serve a purpose in the end?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It looks almost as good as FFXVI, and it's from 2011.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Now On AFM, 11 years ago
                >Wow. Looks absolutely incredible, much better than I expected. Lots of attention to detail. You finally got the character faces right, Tri-Ace. Loved the graphics of your games this generation, but the only thing which looked mediocre are the plastic and inexpressive faces of the character models.
                >You finally got the character faces right, Tri-Ace
                lmao. lol, even.
                If only he could know how bad things really are.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                They did actually make a game that wasn't full kawaiiuguu~ but for whatever reason they chose never to do that again.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what game is that picture from?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Resonance of Fate, easy fun if your feeling like a jrpg but are sick of 4 bros inna row combat

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >easy
                Thank you for not being stupid, but there's actually a fairly large number of people who find that game to be quite difficult, so you might want a caveat like:
                Easy if you can successfully apply reductivism to the game's systems to identify what parts you actually need because it just drops you right into everything.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Given

              Square Enix hired Tri-Ace to fix Crystal Tools so that they could shit out FFXIII-2 and 3. Tri-Ace is arguably one of the most capable Japanese devs in the market on the other side of the big ocean. But they're sadly never given enough of a budget or time to really shine. In their early SO4 dev blogs, they managed to get tessellation and PBR working on a the friggin' 360, a whole generation before that tech actually came to market. Its pretty nuts.

              [...]
              Are the giant bunny's just fan service or do they serve a purpose in the end?

              I'll concede that tri-ace aren't complete trash, but they still can't model faces or humans in general. Also, budget is not the end all be all of what makes a game good. A good piece of media, be it game or movie or whatever, is good because it makes GOOD USE of what it has to work with. There are games made with far smaller budgets than what tri-ace gets to work with that have been instant classics and there are games with MUCH higher budgets (like FFXV) that ended up being shit. Budget can certainly help, but you have to know what to do with the budget. Tri-Ace has never had a big budget and they STILL haven't learned how to work within their means. Instead of spending their resources trying to keep up with the graphical arms race (which they are clearly unable to pull off given SO6, it doesn't look bad but it also doesn't look particularly great either, graphically) they should keep the graphics looking last gen at the most but focus on refining their modelling and animation skills and fucking reduce the scope of their games. But no, they try their best to keep up with absolute AAA games despite never having AAA budgets, and their games always come up short. Instead they should focus on making good low-mid budget games with pared back goals. Underpromise and over-deliver, instead of overpromise and under-deliver like they usually do.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hmm, the art style looks kinda comfy. Is this game any good? I'm kinda in the mood for a slow burn JRPG soon.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Pretty good combat and pretty good world exploration. The only downside so far is the dialogue is weird, especially the princess because she sounds a bit like a virtual assistant or phone tree voice come to life. I keep expecting to hear “For English press 1” coming out of her.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              the one good thing about star ocean is that all the games usually have actual good rpg mechanics that they usually dont water down for normies. Im a few hours in and am enjoying it quit a bit but i love anime cheese games like this

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why is Laeticia so covered up, unattractive, and devoid of any personality?
    meanwhile the rest of the females are cute/sexy
    feels like it was deliberate bad design aka stronk female protagonist mandate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How long until the discount, bros.

      She’s a Princess mate, they can't go around showing a lot of skin

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        3 years give or take

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        She should have an outfit like the protagonist from Code of Princess

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because Marielle was originally going to be the second protagonist.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >trusting a Kenny
        Did something come out of that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://noisypixel.net/star-ocean-the-divine-force-party-member-marielle-protagonist/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She's the one they present on the official front of the game so of course she's covered up. Can't let the ESG crowd feel threatened by feminine skinship.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I saw people complaining about regular attacks using AP, and while that is reasonable, you get a shitton of AP where it almost becomes a non-issue. Im in the opening hours still as Ray and my AP count went up from like 5 to 10, and with the combos you can do thats more than enough

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any romance? If not how are the character interaction at least art they at least fun?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I read there is a lot of endings so I wonder if there is a SO2 styled paired endings deal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hard to say, but both Ray and Laeticia have paired endings with pretty much every party member and each other, and they're referred to Ray/Laeticia and X thereafter, so I don't think they're SO4 ending expansion kind of things and more of paired endings.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >every party matter
        MF FM or gayry endings too?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          gayry ends as well, but one thing is that both Raymond and Laeticia have one unique character endings that the other cannot get. Raymond has an ending with Robo-samurai while Laeticia has an ending with red haired guy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        AHHHH
        do I go with big tiddy OG GF
        or
        blue big tiddy woman

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    10 hours into the game so far and my only problem is the combat feels boring and complete already
    you have your skills and combos setup, rest in the skill tree looks shit
    it's pretty obvious at this point the skill tree is going to expand since at level 30+ half the skill tree is already filled out but it's kind of disappointing so far

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Trees are small because you have to burn SP on upgrading the skills you actually use after you set up your strings.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hope the trees get bigger, because fuck me if not, some of the attack skills are utter dogshit. Magic seems really weak too.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >you have to compile shaders in game after compiling shaders before the game starts

    ok

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the shader compilation exists just to shave off refund time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Yo dawg, we herd you like compiling shaders, so we compiled shaders while you were already compiling shaders

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >elena unlocks fist of fury in one of her skill trees
    Oh yeah, its all coming together now.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Elena has a thigh gap.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh right this exists
    Why dont they try advertising games anymore

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Square has pumped out way too much mid-budget stuff in the past few months to bother with advertising.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's a title they got from the enix merger so they literally don't give a shit about it.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >This game isn't too bad, Universe seems to be pretty fair difficulty wise
    >Get to the bird at the top of Mt. Cotto
    Alright game, you got me good. What the fuck was that boss fight?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bosses seem pretty weird difficulty wise and it continues throughout the game
      the last part is obnoxious as fuck

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The first boss was easy, the second was obnoxious, the third is mash Peerless Guillotine and this bird boss is designed specifically to fuck with the AI. Doesn't help that Blindsiding is inconsistent as all get out when it comes to recognizing the prompt.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Change the target to its tail to knock it down and whale on it forever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The boss was still complete aids.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want to have sex with Elena

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Elena is cute but I want seggs with Welch instead because she's noisy, tomboyish, eccentric, but intelligent, useful and kind

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I like her design she doesn't become a party member does she?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She's the dedicated crafting companion.
          Always there for you, but not a battle member.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Welch has only been playable in like 3 games and 2 of them she wasn't originally playable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      stunning and brave

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They managed to make the sexiest JRPG party member in recent memory

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Literally a android
      Raymond has good tastes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What does "android" mean, Android 18 or 16?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the definition of android is robot made to imitate humans, how human depends on the creator

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      she mine

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >raymundo, midas, nina, albaird

    Elena stays benched forever.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://twinfinite.net/2022/10/can-you-change-character-appearance-in-star-ocean-the-divine-force-answered/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no outfit changes
      literally why
      also no new game+

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        SO doesn't do NG+.Only higher difficulty unlocks. What's missing are battle trophies.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          SO doesn't do NG+ ever.

          i swear i carried stuff over in so3 ps2
          there were lots of outfits too

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            SO3 has a separate save file for the Battle Collection. Each character has 3 alternate outfits that get unlocked at certain percentages of battle collection completion, it was the only game to have alternate outfits.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        SO doesn't do NG+ ever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        :^)

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't had chance to play it yet, is it good?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is a 10/10 masterpiece scene, according to Star Ocean fans.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's 10/10 because of its its so bad its good value. Not because its actually good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      doesn't compare to dinner

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking hate this art style man. I liked the scene though. Especially the part where she hits his hand.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't diss nappy time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >that ineffectual slap
      >taking the stairs one stair at a time
      I genuinely chuckled out loud. That lifeless doll-face is awkward as fuck though, how the hell do they STILL not know how to make 3d models? SO6 makes the same exact mistakes, the only characters that don't look like they were modeled by malaysian child labor are Chloe and Malkya. Malkya especially looks super well done, it's clear they gave her to their top 3d modeler due to the complexity of her design, where as the bottom of the pack got ray because he's such a basic and "easy" design but they couldn't even handle that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure its an artistic decision to use this "style".

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a stylistic choice. Compare Ray's face to any of the Aster 4 people. They give slightly different features to people from different worlds, even they're overall 'human'.

        Ray's got more 'earth human' size eyes compared to, say Albaird or any of the girls.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In all languages she was annoying

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      japanese comedy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are not ready to appreciate SO4.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why did he do it, bros?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dicky sex pussy fuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >PSO2 if it was animated by puppets

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's really disappointing that SO4 didn't stick with the comfy space adventure it had for the first 6 hours of the game. The moment you go to Alternate Earth and blow it up the game spirals out of control and ends up being one of the worst RPGs I've played.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it just me or is Elena the hardest character to use out of the initial 6?

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The world is fun to explore, combat feels satisfying, the characters are more interesting than 4 and 5. It's the best Star Ocean game since 3.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The world is fun to explore

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mostly mean movement through the open world is more fun than normal because of DUMA. It's fun to go around and hunt items. I do agree some of the boundaries are lame.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah DUMA is really great to use. Both in the overworld and battle.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's actually a cave where the enemies scale up in difficulty each time you clear it. Finishing the fight gives a bunch of duma crystals. It's also full of acid water. They wont let you in until you get Elena

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's just one of any number of examples of locations you aren't allowed to visit until story progress permits it, which is cancerous.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Then let me make the mistake of going in there and get fucking raped instead of this gayry

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pathetic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do I get that big duma crystal way up in the sky in the larcasse area? I've tried zooming from all the nearby high ground and rocks I can think of

      Anal pregnancy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nice tummy

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does choosing prioritize framerate do anything? I cant fucking tell at 4k

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's secret recipes you get from side quests. Might be easy to get the failure items for other quests by spamming them before getting the item

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Call me when it's cracked.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    game keeps fucking crashing every 30m

    happens when I load into new areas, happens when I go into the menu, it's fucking chaos

    I run it at 60fps no probs so I don't think it's a hardware issue, it just keeps fucking crashing

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I get that big duma crystal way up in the sky in the larcasse area? I've tried zooming from all the nearby high ground and rocks I can think of

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know but can I make that girl my wife?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        _no

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Dropped

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I played the demo on PS4 a few weeks ago and the performance was terrible. Anyone know what the framerate is like on PC with a Nvidia 1080?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anyone know what the framerate is like on PC with a Nvidia 1080?
      Mostly consistent 60fps at 1080p max settings with infrequent random drops. On my intuition I will blame those on Denuvo.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dunno about a 1080, but I'm on a 2080 and it's smooth sailing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      PC performance is all over the place. Some people are having perfect 60FPS with stuff that barely meets the recommended specs, while a lot of others are getting shit frames and stuttering with i9s and 3080s no matter the settings, the primary cause for the current mixed score on steam.
      My 3700x and 1660 holds a perfect framerate at medium-high 1080p settings with little to no framerate dips.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably DRM being an issue on the CPU end if the game runs on toasters but fucks up on higher end versions of stuff from the same manufacturer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My 1070 works just fine except it hiccups for about a half-second whenever combat begins. That's all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do you think people are gonna answer you if you don't say what resolution you're playing at?

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When the AI's controlling party members, will they use skills that I don't have set in the attack chain?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I know how.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do we eventually leave the planet?

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I keep forgetting to go back to old towns for PAs.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like the game so far but why is it so blurry? Installing HDR and Lumasharpen are absolute necessities to look decent at 4K. I imagine they must be using a very strong aa filter to make it look so damn smudgy. And there needs to be an option or mod to disable DOF and motion blur.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any visual character customization in this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      See

      https://twinfinite.net/2022/10/can-you-change-character-appearance-in-star-ocean-the-divine-force-answered/

      But

      :^)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whats the end game look like?

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    people on steam say it runs like garbage.
    also denuvo.
    fuck this man, i just want to play a good action JRPG

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's becoming fun, but the tech issues are grating. Stutters when going into the menu, random slowdowns when traversing, the HUD still showing KB controls while I'm using a controller.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      then go play NTWEWY

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i already did and i loved it

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >forced to wear the covid mask
    This game is gay.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any compilation images of the translation? I saw someone calling it unfaithful and I'm curious of examples.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese Dub: Sumanai, Elena...
      English Sub: Some captain I am.

      That's just an hour into the game too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That more like the case of dub subtitles only,but then you are right as well

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what's wrong with that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's your average Square Enix localisation which means almost every line of dialogue is rewritten to some degree. You don't get memes thrown around like in other companies' products, but you do get constant minor discrepancies. There are some standout irritants though like

      Japanese Dub: Sumanai, Elena...
      English Sub: Some captain I am.

      That's just an hour into the game too.

      where Raymond's apology to Elena is changed into him being self-pitying instead. Similarly, when Chloe asks Ray if Elena is alright at the start of the game, and Ray doesn't know what's happened to her but can assume she died, in Japanese he says "I'm sure she's alright", whereas in English they just made it "Elena is alright", which is a minor change but significant warping of what the meaning was there.
      I should probably make more note of these things so I can provide more examples.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh yeah, another example early on was when Laeticia and whatshisname wanted Raymond to hang around and explain things to them and Raymond is refusing because he wants to check out the other life pod, in Japanese he said something like "my friends lives are at stake here" whereas in English they changed it to him just saying "sorry buddy, no can do". Totally warps the characterisation when they're making changes like that, like they want Ray to be a hardass in the English version or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, raymond

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are a lot of stuff they say in the game that's slightly different to the translation which would normally be okay but the intention behind the words is completely different so its extremely bad

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How is the music? Are there time gate shenanigans? 4D space?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's fine. I've only been in five or so areas. The music in the starting ruins need to chill out though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >How is the music?
      Completely forgettable.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what a shame

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's fine. I've only been in five or so areas. The music in the starting ruins need to chill out though.

      >How is the music?
      Completely forgettable.

      I don't feel like SOs are much noted for their music. Don't get me wrong, each game has like 4 excellent tracks, but then the rest are utterly forgettable fillter

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is it at least this good?

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm loving it so far.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't see fuck all when fights happen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      just keep hacking and whacking

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I rushed Chino's Supernova. She's a kawaii murderhobo now. I'm going for Ray's Abyssal Gate next but I'm digging my PAWNCH -> Outrage -> Boulder Crush combo. I might put it into the hold one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm going for Ray's Abyssal Gate
      DIMENSION.......
      DOOR!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Abyssal Gate is fun. I'm running that into the one that knocks them up and kicks the fuck out of them, followed by totally not Demon Fang as my bread and butter. If you've got the AP, you can segue into your other chains or hold options, so you can setup some crazy chains. My second chain is Outrage, the one straight up from the start that acts like a quick recovery, then another Outrage. You can dodge roll out of Outrage at any point, so it's an easy, safe combo and it also links well into my first chain. I've also got Gate setup as the hold button for that one so I can supercharge a Gate if I'm surrounded. Haven't quite nailed down what my third chain should be, but I'm leaning towards the slash and kick into Gate into the curb stomp kick that deals extra damage if they're down. As long as Gate doesn't pop them off the ground and teleports far enough, it should all go together.

      For the anon that was asking if the AI will only use whatever chains you have setup, the answer is yes. You can also throw items into their hold chains and they'll use them at the appropriate times.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is it ever economical to have a recovery item in the chain? Although, I am maxing out Albaird's garden gnomeman skill.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Put recovery items on your charge prompts. The AI won't use them unless you have them set and relying solely on Nina's AoE heals is a bad idea on Universe because of how dumb the AI can be.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            how does item targeting work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Abyssal Gate is fun. I'm running that into the one that knocks them up and kicks the fuck out of them, followed by totally not Demon Fang as my bread and butter. If you've got the AP, you can segue into your other chains or hold options, so you can setup some crazy chains. My second chain is Outrage, the one straight up from the start that acts like a quick recovery, then another Outrage. You can dodge roll out of Outrage at any point, so it's an easy, safe combo and it also links well into my first chain. I've also got Gate setup as the hold button for that one so I can supercharge a Gate if I'm surrounded. Haven't quite nailed down what my third chain should be, but I'm leaning towards the slash and kick into Gate into the curb stomp kick that deals extra damage if they're down. As long as Gate doesn't pop them off the ground and teleports far enough, it should all go together.

      For the anon that was asking if the AI will only use whatever chains you have setup, the answer is yes. You can also throw items into their hold chains and they'll use them at the appropriate times.

      Ringer/Ripper/Payback are great choices for starting almost every combo.
      Buster only chains into Wave or Gate.
      Gate is probably at its best as either a combo ender (if Buster works) or a starter due the animation time.
      Outrage and Crush pair well with most skills although I personally like just putting them together as a generic high damage string.

      how does item targeting work

      IIRC it's self first, allies second.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >90% of my SO6 gameplay so far

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so SO 6 is a better Sonic game than Sonic Frontiers?

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >6 games
    at least one game has to be good right?which one should I play?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      None of them, piss off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Both versions of 1
      PS1 version of 2
      3 is debatable

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There are 3 versions of 1.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I should have excluded the PSP version and specified the SNES version and R

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      3 is the best and only a true brainlet might think otherwise.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        3 is only fun in the last 80% of the game and the post game.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >in the last 80% of the game

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            sorry, I'm operating on little sleep, I meant the last 20%

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The postgame is THICC though.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fist of fury
    i knew she was best girl from the start

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Es'owa is so fun, lol
    It took me 3 attempts / loses to realise how to play. Then I put those 4 DLC (because I have digital deluxe) figures into deck, and when I saw how OP they are I decided not to use them. In fact, now I want this mini game as a separate title.
    They need to fix this shit as well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, they needed an editor to proofread a lot of lines by her..

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad albaird got aids

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean thread

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not walking

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how bad is this game really? anything in its favor beyond tits and ass

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA
        One planet, 5 towns, 3 dungeons, and you constantly travel between them for no reason.
        I honestly do not recommend it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There isn't a single good thing about it other than the character designs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's bad, Tri-ace wasn't given time or budget, and what they put out barely feels like an Alpha version. The first few hours of SO6 have more proper cutscenes than SO5 did in its entire run time.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You get to use your entire 8 man party in combat at the same time. It's a clusterfuck, but if you enjoy that it's one of the very few games that does that kind of mayhem.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          More like 6 + 1 NPC get out of jail free card.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You get to use her as a normal character.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No you don't. She doesn't have skills, equipment, roles and you cannot control her directly.

      • 1 month ago
        sage

        I beat it last week. It's fine if you speed through it. I went for a 100% playthrough and the sidequest backtracking, PA completion and such is a huge chore. OK if you like a AA jrpg grind. I like the way the game looks, characters included. Any other game in the series is better, however.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's better than 4 at least

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what? no, hell no it isn't

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I would say you should still play it if you're a big Star Ocean fan. It has glaring flaws but there's at least some things to get out of it. It's definitely the weakest in the series.

        Cons:
        Characters are mostly lame. Diamond slut in your webm is the only redeeming character design.
        Too many characters in combat at once. Everything feels like a clusterfuck all the time
        Story is boring
        Dialogue sucks.
        World is uninteresting.

        Pros:
        Crafting is solid and has a lot to get out of it but you don't really need to do it until the end of the game and the post-game dungeon.
        Some of the combat skills are satisfying
        Graphics are nice and the world is pretty, even though it's boring

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >witch voiced by Endo Aya, who voiced Sheryl
      >her best friend voiced by the guy who played Alto in Macross Frontier
      >they're companions and they have past history

      Its either coincidence or Tri-Ace are Macross fags.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the ass that resurrected SO after 3

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    does the combat get better later or does it stay meh?

    also, if this is denuvo, will there be a chance for outfit mods?

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it just me or the texture often looks blurry?

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have good combos for Elena?

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OH NO NO NO NO HAHAHAHAHA

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they're all "reviews" by people like you though. BRs and Turd Worlders saying "NO WORK ON MI LAPTOP FROM 2003 WTF"
      PC gaming becoming popular has its downsides.

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Refunded. SO is my favorite jrpg series but this is just fucking shit.
    >Compiling shaders for half an hour before getting in-game. Uh okay.
    >Compiling shaders for another half an hour at the main menu???
    >Looks like shit
    >Plays like shit
    >Written like shit
    Reminds me of some kind of jap unity engine solo project.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >second time a character mentions "route looks different on the way back"
    Is this some kind of foreshadowing for plot, or a hamfisted excuse backtracking

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like the PAs so far.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So far they're fucking boring. Is there a single PA that isn't "character stands around and talks to your player character with sometimes a dialogue option"?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have you played Star Ocean?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah. It wasn't very good. The remake was alright though.

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >demo progress doesn't transfer
    what fucking year is it? we've been able to do this forever step it up tri ace

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Star Goycean

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SHUT THE FUCK UP

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats up with the town stutter?
    outside the game runs fine, but holy shit even in the inn its stutter city

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >stutter city
      >not stutter island

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what are you playing on?

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >normal too easy
    >hard mode my party gets wiped in the first 10s leaving me alone

    what the fuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hard Mode expects you to know how to use DUMA properly. Also, maybe its just me but I think Elena is pretty bad on Hard, her wonky hitboxes make it easy for enemies to gang up and murder her.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I started that way and now Laeticia just charges and murders everything with spin2win. Getting auto heal ASAP will weather you through, although I wish it had Xenoblade's expert mode so you can level yourself down.

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why is a star ocean thread of all things good? If it wasn't for threads like these, I would have stop coming to Ganker.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      game release threads are always a good time, as long as they're not some overly popular shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      game release threads are usually full of people who actually play vidya. Really popular shit can get shiposted, but even when Elden came out we still had 'comfy' threads which was the code word for game discussion where people ignored all the bait and it was 80% game talk.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A game not being exposed to a lot of people is sometimes a good thing. NEO TWEWY threads were like that on its first couple of weeks until it got circle-jerky enough to fuck off. Its usually high profile titles that get insufferable. I guess the expectations for Star Ocean are pretty low.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        trials threads were great too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      niche threads are always good bc shitposters know they wont get a gorillion replies with the usual bait

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tendies still are not invading it since they only want xenoblade and fire emblem threads here
      t. Twewyfag

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We had a good Star Wars thread as well.
      Ganker can be good sometimes when...

      Tendies still are not invading it since they only want xenoblade and fire emblem threads here
      t. Twewyfag

      Oh look, console warrior. In reality, South American favela monkeys are ruining the board.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      don't worry
      the chud jannies will be by to ruin it because it's not smash bros or porn

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >go to mines
    >sigh because every fucking JRPG has a mine that gets attacked with monsters
    >expect a Star Ocean 2 or TiTS tier bland tunnel layout
    >it's actually pretty visually interesting

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The mines were my favorite early game location. They look surprisingly nice.

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So what is Welch's master plan for the Eternal Sphere?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is any Welch other than 1/2 remake Welch even a 4D player? In 4-6 she doesn't show any hint of knowing more than she should have. I guess 3's could be.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Its implied that Welch is the same person in every game and she casually breaks the 4th wall or makes a bunch of references to other games all the time.

        So what is Welch's master plan for the Eternal Sphere?

        I think she's just bored and likes crafting a lot.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't remember her making references at all except in the 1/2 remakes. And even then, it wasn't references, it was just her implying that she knew what was going to happen in each respective game. I'm fresh off a replay of all of them too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Make NPCs super powerful and troll the devs

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck do I beat these canon things outside Eda village. They just stunlock everyone to death. I'm trying to blindside but it never gets all of them and the ones that don't get stunned just machine gun me down

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Managed to win by finding a large boulder on the left side of the map that I could hide behind. Would peek out to bait a perfect dodge and get VA charge and then blindside attack. Rinse and repeat. Fuck those guys didn't even feel bad cheesing

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want to FUCK Nina

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >defeated by mother worm
    >no big deal, can just retry
    >no ap during second encounter so can't even do my combos now
    wth

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      transfer characters carry over AP. Since you can't blindside that bro use one of the other two to build up. Too bad you don't have Nina for that fight because then you could just use buffs to build it

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Terrible game and character. No wonder it flopped

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fuck off pleb

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Using DUMA

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which difficulty level do you guys play?
    On normal now and blindsiding enemies end the combat in a blink.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Galaxy is too easy as it is.

      Also, what the fuck:
      >want to go back to play the minigame with people I missed
      >"If you fast travel, scenes will be skipped"
      >walk there instead
      >nothing happens at all
      what the fuck

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I suspect that the fast travel warning is mistranslated and it's supposed to say that you might skip scenes. Actually, I'll check that next time I play.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          on Gamefaqs they say you can't skip PAs with them. It appears to just be banter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Galaxy is too easy as it is.

          Also, what the fuck:
          >want to go back to play the minigame with people I missed
          >"If you fast travel, scenes will be skipped"
          >walk there instead
          >nothing happens at all
          what the fuck

          Yeah they fucked up, it's a mistranslation. The Japanese specifies that what you might miss is conversations between party members on the way like talking about Albaird needing a break.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            stupid fucking chudlators fucked this up yet again because they were too stupid looking for pronouns.

            I'm learning japanese. I've had enough.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        there's some voiced banter that you could potentially skip

        potentially

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This targeting system seriously makes no sense.

        Universe has been a breeze so far aside from the second boss which was a mess.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Incomprehensible.

          god yeah, i wish the targeting was somewhat competent too anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Incomprehensible.

          It feels like I'm playing SO4 on 360 again.
          Why the fuck can't they get the targeting right, holy shit, it's an obvious issue since the first hour.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >"If you fast travel, scenes will be skipped"
        it's a general warning

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Galaxy is too easy as it is.

      Also, what the fuck:
      >want to go back to play the minigame with people I missed
      >"If you fast travel, scenes will be skipped"
      >walk there instead
      >nothing happens at all
      what the fuck

      People were saying the difficulties were locked until beating the game and that game reviews said the game was too easy. What gives?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got the name wrong, I am on Universe. My bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hard, aka Universe

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man I'm having way more fun than I thought I would

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my potato PC can run this at 60FPS even though it turns into a PS2 game. I'm pretty impressed honestly.

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Incomprehensible.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Locking on breaks targeting, it doesn't unlock and switch when the target dies

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the font too fucking small? Can you change the font's size?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They cloned the terrible potato faces and terribad shit from Xenoblade X, might as well clone the small font issue as well to stay faithful to the overall bad experience.

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how many planets are in this game? do you get to use your own ship to travel between them?

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought that was a Final Fantasy game in the thumbnail. Why can't weebs come up with different art styles

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you faceblind?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not a single Final Fantasy looks like this. Star Ocean has more of an early ps2/Xenosaga style to it, and it's a very low budget franchise.

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How does the ninja cyborg samurai guy play like? Any webms?

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >character leaves party for 5 minutes
    >game unequips all their accessories and doesn't automatically equip them afterwards

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how do you get these duma points? does the flight distance extend later on or is there a specific point i need to launch from?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  81. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao you can actually skip the vatting cutscene by mashing R2. I did it twice for the bird boss and didn't see any of it. I was baffled thinking that vatting just teleported me in front of the boss just like duma.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >vatting

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You unlock it later

  82. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what does this game's Welch look like

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I want her to finger me with that wand

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I hope that in one of the remaining episodes of the second season of Poputepipikku they make a stupid Star Ocean joke about Welch and her hand wand

  83. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aaaaand the game just crashed mid battle.

  84. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Refunded it after 80 minutes. Mediocre all around, will only buy again heavily discounted. Also, the HDR is fucking garbage. You need reshade with the levels shader with white levels set to 200, or it's too dim to see anything at all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so you only played for roughly 20 minutes since you had to load shaders for 30m before the game launched then load shaders fo 30m after it launched?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, that took 15 minutes and only once.

  85. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Raymond just says he's from off planet and stuff
    Did they not have rules in place to prevent lower tech planets from finding out about higher tech level stuff?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He makes a comment blowing those rules off. "What the federation doesn't know won't hurt them" or something like that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ray isn't a feddie, he doesn't give a fuck about the UP3.

        What are the backwater bros gonna snitch, whos gonna know what he told them. Those backwater savages should be thankful a good aryan spacenoid is willing to help them with their asinine planet shit.

        right I completely forgot about that. I think I was just too distracted earlier

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ray isn't a feddie, he doesn't give a fuck about the UP3.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What are the backwater bros gonna snitch, whos gonna know what he told them. Those backwater savages should be thankful a good aryan spacenoid is willing to help them with their asinine planet shit.

  86. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like the incipit of an high tech group of humans crash landing on a relative primitive planet and interacting with the humans there. Based only on this and the fact I never played a Star Ocean game, would you recommend this game to me?

    I also like those tits of course.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You would love the first game then

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, characters are literally talking about how to use antibiotic and asking if the android needs first aid.

  87. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Awkward movements
    >Overreactions
    >Cringe humor
    Yep, It's a star ocean game alright. I missed this shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was concerned until I got to Nina. Her exaggerated animations are the kind of jank I expect from the series.

  88. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck is up with the targeting

  89. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The VA gauge becomes a joke if you max out strike gain. Highly recommend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why not dodge gain?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can't dodge an attack if the enemy is blindsided all the time.

  90. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best Welch?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SO3, when she was dirty blonde instead of bright blonde

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anamnesis welch is my favorite by a longshot as she's the only one who doesn't suck fucking dick in gameplay and is canon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >using the shitty psp so2 art
      pls stop

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Welch isn't in the original SO or SO2.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm almost sure they redid it for first R. You are not wrong however.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        retard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wont chance the fact that the second evolution has bad character art

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            ok esl

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sweater puppies Welch
      God damn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The one that invented herself some titties

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I miss Anamnesis. The gameplay was great for a gacha and the alts mostly looked good.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what game

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            IQ-4

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Why is there boobs physic on mobile game but not the main flagship game?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                that mobile game also had top tier models shame it didnt last long literally the only mobile gatcha ive ever played

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the mobage was literally coom bait to get quick cash and it's not on snoy platform

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >quick cash
                not that you're wrong, but wasn't it confirmed that the gacha made more money than the entirety of all of the console games combined? or something insane like that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      idk how i missed this

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        could be because it's not there initially. Her room "upgrades" as you progress through the game and complete her quests.

  91. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >play SO6 and Bayo 3
    >both games have terrible targeting

  92. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >11 hours in
    >Only just realised that I have to equip the passive skills after getting them in the skill tree

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How did you not notice the passive skills menu?

  93. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for me, it's big meaty boot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did one of your party just commit suicide and jumped to the abyss?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why the space garden gnome kill himself twice!?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Did one of your party just commit suicide and jumped to the abyss?

        The enemy wasn't dead.. Went to finish the job.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >goes personally to kill an enemy falling
          Ngl that's baddass

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Perhaps he's wondering why you would attack a man after kicking him off a cliff.
          It's a lot of loyalty for a hired gun.

  94. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >having to compile shaders
    Uh bros, your FOSS operating system?

  95. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      alien flying fish

  96. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish the Es'owa AI wasn't so fucking braindead. I'm up to master 3 and I still haven't come close to losing a match. And I haven't used the pre-order figures either.
    I guess letting the player go first is just too much of an advantage given how it works, you can't lose unless you seriously fuck up at some point.

  97. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Someone probably stubbed their toe on it, Ray.

  98. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nina seems like the high IQ party member so far.
    6 hours in, having lots of fun. It's sad people can't enjoy a nice game.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ???
      Everyone ITT that is actually playing it is enjoying it, though? Doesn't make the game not have a shit translation and potato faces, though. They're just not dealbreakers for me.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >???
        >uhmmm question?
        have a nice day chud

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >buzzwordsalad complete with chud obsession
          go back newfag

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm having a blast with it but I also loved Soul Hackers 2 and Valkyrie Elysium when nobody else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hate that Nina’s buff only lasts 2 seconds.

  99. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    15 years later and reading Hikaru no Go finally paid off. No one can stop me now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can't stop playing it even though it gives you fuck all for the main game unlike Triple Triad so far kek

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the figures you win are good accessories

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wish there were icons on the map that showed skill level and who plays to make it easier to find opponents.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        there's like 2 guys in every town I can't fight because I am Master 2 and can't find who to beat to go up

  100. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why does a robot need big boobs? Conpletely unnecessary

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        gel electrolyte storage containers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If I'm blowing the cash on an android to be my first mate I'm going to make sure we can actually mate too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        retard

  101. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >learn different crafts
    >can only craft 1 item at a time
    >limited as fuck as to what you can craft

  102. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the point of making us choose a protag at the beginning if both characters meet up pretty much immediately and we can freely switch between them at will?

  103. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fuck did i miss a cutscene after salvaging parts for Elena? I fast traveled to the Shrine immediately after beating up the thieves.

  104. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >yet another open world meme game with empty barren fields to """"""""explore"""""""""

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah how unrealistic. Good thing real life doesn't have any giant open fields.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah as opposed to real life with all those giant fields with cool shit and monsters to fight and cute anime tiddy gurls to bang oh wait a minute

  105. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  106. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >13 hours in
    >Only just unlocked the second type of crafting
    This is ridiculous.

  107. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In Japanese she says it's a maiden's secret.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the subs also said "allow myself to introduce myself" during that cutscene

  108. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  109. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit

  110. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm waiting for a crack or a heavy discount before I play the game. Denuvo can lick my dick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kek well, see you in the threads in 2030

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit. I heard this dude went off the deep end but fucking hell kek

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        She's fat?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He is probably, yes. And no surprise with the female MCs, chuds cannot stand playing as men (even though they are one).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I am bi-sexual and fully lesbian

  111. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Inventory gets filled up with gear when crafting
    >Most of it is useless
    >Can only hold 20 of a piece of gear before it starts getting auto-sold
    >No warning before this happens
    >No way to sell multiple pieces of gear at once
    >Every time you sell an item it goes back to the top of the list
    >No way to scroll through the list more than one item at a time
    >The sell confirmation prompt always defaults to no
    Tri-Ace's combat designers might be great but their UI designers need to be fired.

  112. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit elena is so fun bros

  113. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just got to the bit where you can finally move around on your own for the first time. This game has a really strong opening hook. Really nice and to the point.

  114. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I would never know about this game if it wasnt for Ganker.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah thats because they released it the same day as call of fucking duty which has marketing out the asshole. still i dont think theres much crossover in audiences

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >yeah thats because they released it the same day as call of fucking duty
        Yeah, that's the game that did it. That game that has released the same version of itself for the last 10 years. Couldn't be Bayo 3 or anything. You fucking nerd.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nobody woulda gave a fuck or even remembered that game was coming out if it wasn't for all that lame sensationalized drama

  115. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >People keep looking at Albaird’s arm
    >It looks completely normal
    >Game won’t just tell you what’s wrong
    This is going to be some stupid reveal isn’t it?

  116. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this game gives me Star Ocean 2 vibes so I am satisfied.

  117. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    where are the upskirts screenshots?
    get on it gays

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The camera's locked pretty high above the ground, it won't be possible without camera hacks.

      Locking on breaks targeting, it doesn't unlock and switch when the target dies

      No targets are locked on there, you can tell from the cursor's appearance.

  118. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Crafting doesn’t keep a log of what makes what so if you don’t remember go fuck yourself
    Who thought this was a good idea?

  119. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >subs too small
    That fucking sucks. I'm playing Ghost of Tsushima right now. I had a bit of trouble with small subs, but the accessibility options are great. You can make em huge, with a black background so they are always legible.

  120. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there outfits

  121. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    post coomer screenshots

  122. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ouf getting master rank 5 at the esowa game and beating the lady at the port village gives you an accessory with 160% higher drop rate and 30% more fol
    there's also an accessory from one of the masters that gives you 125% extra exp
    give raymond the 100% exp weapon and laeticia with her passive 125%+ extra exp
    that's insane and you get it so early

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You get a 135% exp buff on the princess by level 5, and they had trophies for low level clears. Tri-ace has judged people for grinding or not.

  123. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jailbreak PS4 when?

  124. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For people who beat this, how would you rank it among the rest of the series?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >beat a 100h JRPG 1 days after it came out

      any god gamers on Ganker can answer this guy?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's been out for like 2 days, 1 day if you're on pc. If you're getting an opinion from someone who already beat the game, it's a useless one because it's from a retard who rushed it.

        >It's been out for like 2 days, 1 day if you're on pc. If you're getting an opinion from someone who already beat the game, it's a useless one because it's from a retard who rushed it.

        I thought it came out a few days earlier, also I've grown accustomed to people no lifing long ass games

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The game is 40-50 hours long.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's been out for like 2 days, 1 day if you're on pc. If you're getting an opinion from someone who already beat the game, it's a useless one because it's from a retard who rushed it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i7-8700
        RTX 3070
        32GB RAM

        60 fps with everything maxed out at 1080p Ultrawide

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only 10 hours in. I'd say it's already better than 4 & 5.
      But to be honest, i only play this game to satisfy my nostalgia for SO3 and "primitive planet lmao"

  125. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    pc cucks, post your specs and the FPS you get.
    i heard Denuve assrapes this game performance

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      3090/9900k
      4k60 fps perfectly, gpu runs at like 35-40% usage
      however for some reason I get stutters in towns only, they seem to get worse the longer I play

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      use youtube dumbass
      60 fps on a 1050 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCKqilv1K6o

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it stutters like crazy tho

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >drops to sub 30 fps in combat
        >blurry
        >stutters

        why are you lying? did you even watch the video you linked?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, but as soon as poison water comes into play the game absolutely shits itself for some reason.

  126. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just got Nina and holy shit, they really want me to look at her tits so much. I'm not complaining but... it's hard to play the game with a constant boner.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I did not care much for her when they were doing the trailers, but she's growing to be my favorite.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They don't even jiggle much.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Her reaction to picking the energetic type was great. She's the best character for me right now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >no option for the immature, bullyable type

  127. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Welch is in the game

    confirmed to still be in the MMO universe that 3 made the entire SO universe be in

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, Till the End of Time made all of Star Ocean to be about sufficiently advanced AI deserving human rights.
      Get over it already.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Edge Maverick doesn't deserve human rights

  128. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How long does it take from when you deliver something to when new items arrive in the store? Why didn’t they just make it automatic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does it not update when you leave and re enter town? You can try fast travel to the same town.

  129. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those outlines don't match up with their noses at all.

  130. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So JUST how big is the world in this game? Is it Xenoblade Chronicles X big?

  131. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    WHAT IS THISSS START THE FUCKING GAME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  132. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got any early game tips? Things I've figurerd out for myself are getting and upgrading Laeticia's exp passive and Albaird's money passive and maxing out the scanner range upgrade for DUMA. Anything else to take note of?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      game is too easy even on the highest difficulty u can select.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Increased Money
      Max Duma Scanner
      Buy No Guard/Dodge Enhance for everyone
      The best stat bonuses are the cheaper ones

      >Inventory gets filled up with gear when crafting
      >Most of it is useless
      >Can only hold 20 of a piece of gear before it starts getting auto-sold
      >No warning before this happens
      >No way to sell multiple pieces of gear at once
      >Every time you sell an item it goes back to the top of the list
      >No way to scroll through the list more than one item at a time
      >The sell confirmation prompt always defaults to no
      Tri-Ace's combat designers might be great but their UI designers need to be fired.

      Press Triangle to sell in bulk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Get first aid and auto heal. Take your defensive skills and don't be a retard going all offense.

  133. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Holy fuck that holy bird fight atrocious. Why have a boss you can't reliably hit coupled with the terrible targeting system.

  134. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another random crash
    seriously fuck SE ports

  135. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it fun? Is that bitch Welsh still around?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Answer the damn question!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's incredibly jank with questionable design decisions, terrible writing, middle of the road dubbing, systems bloat and constant backtracking through the same areas over and over. So basically a typical star ocean game. Yes of course welch is in it, she was featured in her own trailer for the game you retard.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Might be right up my alley then.
          Also, who watches Japanese trailers? Do you want everything spoiled for you? Jeez.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >spoilers
            why the fuck are you in a thread about the game after its launched and you still haven't even picked it up if you care about spoilers. Also the story is 100% inconsequential, nothing of note happens for the entirety of the game. The "story" is just a series of excuses and reasons to bring you through the various areas of the game. I tried thinking up something to spoil just to fuck with you, but theres truly nothing I could say that would spoil anything, nothing of importance ever happens throughout the game.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You're implying we should bother reading 90% of the schlock on this site. Hell, I'm barely reading your response. Thanks for the info anyways.

  136. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bunnies just give you garbage regular items when you turn them in
    honestly, one of the last straws for me. I'm sure once they'll throw in a good reward when you find all of them, but seeing my first turn in of all the buns I found just end up being a shower of fucking consumables and accessories that are available from the shops. Whew boy, way to completely discourage anybody from giving a shit about your collecting minigame.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't even been looking for them lel. Too busy playing the mini game.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not there yet but I'm doing it anyway for the achievement so whatever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where do you turn them in?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sometime after reaching the capital. During a story scene where laeticia pulls ray away from the group to discuss something, she brings you to a tree on a hill at night. It's a small zone, nearby against one of the rock walls is one of those big buns you've seen in towns near the shops, you can interact with it which transfers all of your caught buns. Like I said before, don't expect anything worthwhile at all. It's all literally vendortrash.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          thanks anon
          thought I missed it behind a side quest

  137. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MASSIVE
    BIRTHING
    HIPS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Remember: Elena is an android. Raymond literally had her designed that way.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      something about her proportions, specifically her arms, is straight up off. They look either too long or too thick given the rest of her body's proportions. She also has an incredibly short ass that looks especially weird when running. Also her bangs hide the fact that her entire face is beneath the midway point of her head. Tri-ace truly cannot model humans for shit. It's also bravely default 2 levels of bad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ....
        What, you're saying that Bravely has extremely stylized people that don't fit standard proportions? Ya don't say.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          meant to say almost bravely default 2 levels of bad*. The game notoriously has lifeless looking faces with odd facial proportions, along with just being a shit looking game in general due to it's subpar lighting engine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      She shouldnt have been an android and she should have been a blonde tifa

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. The game needs more sci-fi elements, not less.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Remember: Elena is an android. Raymond literally had her designed that way.

      >This character is just Ray’s AI controlled real doll
      Absolutely based

  138. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I now absolutely see what they meant by making Marielle the second protagonist in early versions before budget constraints kicked in. Assuming story would be somewhat similar you would spend first half of the game doing things not on the Dragon Quest planet and once you've linked up with Ray you would spend only just a few moments planetside.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The setup between the three protagonists in 6 reminds me of 3. Sophia was shilled as the heroine but Maria is the one who was more plot relevant.

  139. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I,d wish there is a modelviewer, also different outfits. Hope square delivers..but doubt it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no different outfits, was already confirmed. There is a glossary of characters with 3D models but ofc they don't let you zoom in or rotate them or anything, just a static 3d render. Woulda been super happy if you could inspect the renders like the trophies in smash bros, but god fucking forbid tri-ace makes a smart decision.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Right, thats what i discovered also. Why not give maximum features..a photo Mode could fix this too

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >photo mode
          never getting a photo mode, the most they allow you to do is pause the game during story scenes with the ability to remove the HUD. THAT'S their version of photo mode, not kidding. They probably figure consoles and steam both have dedicated capture systems in place so all they need to do is allow you to remove the HUD.

  140. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone made any broken shit yet with the crafting?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got pic related early on from star ruby which was pretty decent. I've just arrived in the capital and finally found a weapon with higher stats.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >24 hours
        >capital
        jesus I always forget the snail pace people play rpgs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how does crafting work? is it just random?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anyone made any broken shit yet with the crafting?

      Once you get access to alchemy, provided you have the fol, a character in reserve with a lot of SP to boost it you can make higher tier ore via save scumming then use it to Smith better gear. You can use that ore and theoretically keep increasing the rank through alchemy.

      Good way to break the game, reminds me of SO3. Good times.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Since nobody replied, this is what you can by doing what I said. I've only just reached the capital btw.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Holy fuck, gonna do that as soon as I unlock it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Since nobody replied, this is what you can by doing what I said. I've only just reached the capital btw.

        If this game is similar to SO3 I may want to play it. Anyone know how the post game is?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some guy posted his fight against Gabriel Celeste already. (Search star ocean 6 post game) There are two post game dungeons minimum we know of.

          Game is fun, though I'd argue the exploration aspect of SO3 is far superior even if duma is fun. You can go places you shouldn't in SO 3 to grind OP mobs early on.

          Item creation feels a bit simplified, compared to SO 3 nowhere near as much guesswork to make something decent. Though I haven't unlocked synthesis yet.

  141. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Should I grab this on steam (deck) or ps5/xsx?
    I don't feel like playing this on my desktop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wait for it to go on sale or gamepass/ps+. It's guaranteed to happen within a few months, likely january/february

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks anon, I will

  142. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >add in DUMA to make exploring a bit more fun
    >only lets you T-pose through the air for 2 seconds at a 30 degree angle at the most
    >because of this limitation, level design is still extremely formulaic and flat
    >DUMA points respawn, meaning there is no reason to "collect" them as a form of completion
    ya know, that respawning points thing is another big head scratcher. I get its to make it easier to level up DUMA since their shit game design requires you to backtrack through areas dozens of times over, it would suck backtracking so much without anything else to collect after your first run through of an area, but at least it would be fun to have something to search for and check off for completionists other than the shit buns who only give you items you can get from the shops.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DUMA points don't respawn. New ones appear over time. It explains this right as soon as you get it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They don't respawn fast enough if you're implying that you're just going to grind them.

  143. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What the hell is cladheim soluis? What enemy drops this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its a sword for ray, you can buy it from the latest town's shop from when you get that quest.

  144. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no crack, no play

  145. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm actually really enjoying it so far. I don't know if it's just because I got burnt out with how painfully mediocre Tales of Arise was but this is a lot of fun.

  146. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    we cant have a nice scify rpg no, we always have to fucking crash on a medieval fantasy planet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If Harada wasn't retarded we could have had Xenosaga trilogy remaster

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        we cant have a nice scify rpg no, we always have to fucking crash on a medieval fantasy planet.

        this is honestly what I was looking forward to with SO6, SOMETHING to recreate the setting of Xenosaga, even if only a little bit. But nope, this feels more like a budget dragon quest game with worse character designs and a janky ripoff of tales combat. Now that SO6 shit the bed and PSO2 is nothing but gachatrash, I don't think there are ANY japanese made high sci-fi set games out there, or even on the horizon. Honestly kinda depressing, CHOCO is a great artist and developed a really cool and well done tech style with the saga series. Definitely gives me shinkawa inspiration vibes from some of CHOCO's concept arts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you retarded?
      >Franchise has from the very fucking start been
      >"What if sci fi met fantasy?"
      >Why is this game not a completely different thing than it has been its entire2 5 year existence?!

  147. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ray unlocks a skill which fires a beam when taking a hit without flinching
    >It works with VA barrier
    Oh yes this shit is broken on multihit attacks.

  148. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Actionfag here. I just enjoy games with hot bitches and real time melee combat. Doesn't need to be that deep, a button masher is fine from time to time. RPG mechanics are also fine. Will I like this game?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, it's fun and I like staring at the girl's asses while I play as them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this is exactly your kind of game

        It reward good play so you can mash even harder
        It is good

        You can combo in SO6 just like in Bayo and DMC, just don't expect any complex inputs, it's less deep than Tales of.

        Alright, sounds fun. I'll pick it up once it's discounted on Steam. How's the PC port atm? Also why the fuck are Square games always so damn expensive?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fake full screen. Shader compiles on installation AND you have to recompile them in the title screen else you'll get stutters. Some anons had crashes, I personally didnt, but I still experienced some framedrops. Typical Squenix PC port

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >AND you have to recompile them in the title screen else you'll get stutters.
            is this why my game stutters like fuck even with a 3090?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Shader compiles on installation AND you have to recompile them in the title screen
            Explain this to me like I'm a 10 year old.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Long loading times

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              WHen you install the game, it will have a long setup load time where it says "compiling shaders." This is actually bullshit though as after you wait an hour of it doing that, you'll need to go to the system section of the title screen, go to graphics then set the "recompile shaders when you return to the title screen" on for it to actually take into effect

              >AND you have to recompile them in the title screen else you'll get stutters.
              is this why my game stutters like fuck even with a 3090?

              Have you recompiled the shaders in the title screen? If you havent then most likely yes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >ave you recompiled the shaders in the title screen? If
                nope I only did the initial shader compiling on first launch
                I'll try the menu one as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this is exactly your kind of game

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It reward good play so you can mash even harder
      It is good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can combo in SO6 just like in Bayo and DMC, just don't expect any complex inputs, it's less deep than Tales of.

  149. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So it seems V is enjoying the game?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Seems a good handful of anons have been enjoying SO6 so far, although it's not without the usual jank that comes with these games though.

  150. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where do you find a level 3 Esowa Master?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there's one in eda, the 4th town you visit

  151. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anybody got a decent combo setup for Elena? I just got her and I'm using Gladiator, Assassin, then the whip that lashes at a wide area. Seems to work well except she sometimes whiffs the scythe part. I'm thinking Assassin might be best to set first, so she won't be constantly missing with it whenever I'm switching out to someone else.

    I'm also having a ton of fun playing Midas as a melee mage. Gave him the point blank passive and a couple of combos using his instant cast spells and he's just mauling everything. Toss the higher level spells into his charge slots and I'll occasionally get a moment where he just nukes the field with Hispanicule.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gladiator > Assassin > Fists/Lancer
      Lancer > Tamer > Reaper
      Gunner, Eliminator and Reaper can easily combo into themselves respectively
      Buy AP Saver and No Guard if you haven't as yet, she's very susceptible to getting kicked out of her animations.

      I am gonna be honest here the combat has a lot of annoying stuff
      >Companion AI is retarded with some redeeming moments. I have seen them once react to a big AoE from a boss by just backing out of it, but later on another boss had a sweeping ground level attack the AI wouldn't jump over and a pretty much instant kill projectile barrage they couldn't dodge. Essentially it's super dumb compared to something like FFVIIR and will eat shit unless you keep feeding them healing items or simply overlevel them.
      >Another point to add to that is that everything feels like a HP sponge that can instantly kill you precisely because you end up soloing every boss out of frustration.
      >Flinching and knockdowns are GOD AWFUL. There seems to be no tech move including Ray's move that should do that at least for knockdown. It also lasts age essentially meaning you're dead once you get knocked down.
      >Blindsides are very gimmicky. Rather than a skill thing they are more of an ON/OFF thing to do when you have VA, except they sometimes fail due to dumbest shit, like the enemy losing aggro on you and turn to the side before you launch your VA.
      >The stop mode is far too undeveloped. Again comparing it with FFVIIR it lacks a lot of stuff like being able to queue someone to do certain attack even if they are in the middle of another move. It would be especially useful for Nina, but right now if you switch to her for a few seconds whoever you're controlling is probably animation locking himself into certain death.

      Buy No Guard and First Aid for basically everyone who can use it and upgrade them once you get all of your skills. No Guard is basically mandatory for Nina and Midas to function properly. Also, I'm pretty sure you can cancel a ton of animations by dodge rolling.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Buy No Guard and First Aid for basically everyone who can use it and upgrade them once you get all of your skills.
        Yeah they are which I already have but it can't help me when I am doing Universe + underleveled. Basically because AI can't dodge for shit you will have all of them dead whenever you encounter any resistance from enemies.
        >Also, I'm pretty sure you can cancel a ton of animations by dodge rolling.
        Yeah, and that's something I don't have problem with. Soloing things is generally easy except for dying to some OHKO once in a while or when boss summons more enemies, that plus VA guard a champ at tanking hits with the upgrade.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Have you tried using Nina's gather skill?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Of course I did but the problem is that you can't order her to do it. The usual results of setting up something like
            >Gather -> Tingling Chimes (heal skill)
            is AI randomly moving the character you control and then failing to follow up on the combo (even if I had max AP filled up). If you try to do it yourself she will gather everyone then before Tingling Chimes come Ray is already sprinting out of the AoE to kill himself on some boss attack.

            In short it's just suffers from common JRPG disease when it comes to party members. AI is too underdeveloped and you have too little direct control on whether they should fight from distance or what actions they should have queued. Same with a lot of Tales games like the godawful Zestiria AI.

  152. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are there healer in this game? Do I have to rely on blueberries for healing?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nina. She is one of the most interesting healers I've seen in a JRPG.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nina can heal and buff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Learn the passive healing skills first.
      You get a healer 5 hours in but those passives still help.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nina. She uses a bell and is honestly a lot of fun to play. Using the skill that sets up a stationary AOE damage field is so broken.

  153. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am gonna be honest here the combat has a lot of annoying stuff
    >Companion AI is retarded with some redeeming moments. I have seen them once react to a big AoE from a boss by just backing out of it, but later on another boss had a sweeping ground level attack the AI wouldn't jump over and a pretty much instant kill projectile barrage they couldn't dodge. Essentially it's super dumb compared to something like FFVIIR and will eat shit unless you keep feeding them healing items or simply overlevel them.
    >Another point to add to that is that everything feels like a HP sponge that can instantly kill you precisely because you end up soloing every boss out of frustration.
    >Flinching and knockdowns are GOD AWFUL. There seems to be no tech move including Ray's move that should do that at least for knockdown. It also lasts age essentially meaning you're dead once you get knocked down.
    >Blindsides are very gimmicky. Rather than a skill thing they are more of an ON/OFF thing to do when you have VA, except they sometimes fail due to dumbest shit, like the enemy losing aggro on you and turn to the side before you launch your VA.
    >The stop mode is far too undeveloped. Again comparing it with FFVIIR it lacks a lot of stuff like being able to queue someone to do certain attack even if they are in the middle of another move. It would be especially useful for Nina, but right now if you switch to her for a few seconds whoever you're controlling is probably animation locking himself into certain death.

  154. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never played the previous SO games. Have they always been this janky and "inferior" to their other JRPG rivals? I know SO5 was a shitshow. But were the PS2/PS3 era SOs ever genuinely good or have they always been mediocre almost indie-tier budget games?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have quite the nostalgia for older Tri-Ace games so I love the systems they develop. The only good comparison I can make for other JRPGs would be Tales, which I would say Tales is overall better as a series. SO 2 and 3 are my favorites and 3 still has one of the best postgames of any JRPG.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think they were ever great. IMO SO2 and 3 were the best but even they had their share of issues.

      But I can't deny that I put in like over 200 hours into SO3.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jank yes, but if they hook you you will fall in love. That goes for pretty much every tri-Ace game, not just SO.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they've always been like this. You either love em or hate em. I would never have considered them great games, even back in the day. They were kinda just there. Even in the ps2 era, you had FF which was just orders of magnitude above what SO could have hoped to achieve, Tales of (symphonia) was really good, baten kaitos was kinda low budget but had great pre-rendered art, amazing OST and a unique enough setting to elevate it. Shadow Hearts kinda has the same appeals for baten kaitos, decent art, unique setting. Xenosaga better filled in the sci-fi niche than SO with a more convoluted (but also more interesting imo) story. All of those I would say are superior to the SO games from the ps2 era, and those I would say were the best SO games. They have definitely declined in quality over the years but I wouldn't say they were ever great on their own. You either liked them for what they were and looked past the myriad flaws and shortcomings or you didn't. I was fine with what they were back then but nowadays with so many games coming out constantly I just can't bring it upon myself to keep playing this series.

  155. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone else also have stutter frequently?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there's a recompile option in the title screen

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        WHen you install the game, it will have a long setup load time where it says "compiling shaders." This is actually bullshit though as after you wait an hour of it doing that, you'll need to go to the system section of the title screen, go to graphics then set the "recompile shaders when you return to the title screen" on for it to actually take into effect
        [...]
        Have you recompiled the shaders in the title screen? If you havent then most likely yes.

        why is this option is not on by default, so fucking dumb

  156. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Party members leave
    >Rejoin 5 minutes later
    >Re-equip accessories
    >Party members leave 2 minutes later
    >They come back
    >Re-equip accessories
    >They l
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah what the fuck were they thinking with that crap. It’s real annoying.

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