Trails

I'm taking the plunge. What am I in for?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    13 games of absolute kino except when you have to replay lloyd's arc in hajimari

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm taking the plunge.
    Don't. Trust me, it's not worth it in the slightest.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    beating enemies with a large staff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I rabu Estelle

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    make sure to do the rounds every time you advance the story even minutely. don't leave a single word unread so you can boost that playtime to 100+ hours for each game

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't like the characters in FC, you probably won't like SC either, so just drop then and there. Stop at the 3rd game and pretend the rest of the series doesn't exist.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Trails FC is a relatively low stakes game that is primarily for world and character building. It only really ramps up in the last chapter or two. It ends really well, and them taking the time to develop everything really works to the series advantage going forward. The characters are enjoyable

      Trails SC picks up right where it left off and is hits the ground running. The only downside is that most of this game is just a rehash of locations from the original but it's not that bad and is a better game all around.

      Trails the 3rd kind of sucks, but just play this one on the easiest difficulty and melee your way through the entire game for the story. It's mostly fanservice and it's also the shortest game at like 20 hours. But the ending sets up some interesting stuff, and there's a few decent side stories in there as well that fleshes out the supporting cast further.

      But the Crossbell Arc is the best in the series?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Stop at the 3rd game

      Imagine getting filtered by the most kino entry in the series.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bro, let's be real. 3 was awful.

        The story was bad.
        It was yet another game where they just reused environments from the first game.
        It's way more fanservicey to a silly degree.
        Most of the sidestories behind the doors are absolute dogshit (The school one in particular, holy shit).

        Overall, you can basically skip this one aside from the end of the game.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Unironically filtered. It's the best Sky game

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Bro, let's be real. 3 was awful.
          Speak for yourself, pleb.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          >filtered
          >kino
          How to easily spot when a game isn't good and the fans blindly follow it as they have no actual arguments as to why it's good

          >Arguing with someone saying untrue facts
          Why bother

          Samefag, we're trying to discuss the series here, go shit up another thread with your godawful opinions.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >multiple people are calling me retarded, it must a samefag!!!
            Dumbass. You aren't discussing anything by just spouting garbage buzzwords like "kino" and "filtered"

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              We're not discussing anything *with you*, because talking to plebs is like talking to a brick wall. Stick to Xenoslop and Dark Souls 85, this series is clearly not for you.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >still falling back on the "filtered" meme
                Please I'd love to see you actually talk about this video game that you've supposedly have played. Please go into why you like it, I'd love to actually see you discuss video games.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >multiple people are calling me retarded, it must a samefag!!!
            Dumbass. You aren't discussing anything by just spouting garbage buzzwords like "kino" and "filtered"

            have a nice day.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically filtered. It's the best Sky game

        >filtered
        >kino
        How to easily spot when a game isn't good and the fans blindly follow it as they have no actual arguments as to why it's good

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Arguing with someone saying untrue facts
          Why bother

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it was ok
        but the whole premise
        being set in a different dimension
        was kinda "cheap"
        wanted more prober Heretic Hunting with Kevin
        maybe we will get another game with him

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >being set in a different dimension was kinda cheap
          It was a prison manifested from Kevin's traumas created to torment him, in case the Gehenna section didn't completely give it away. The others kinda just got dragged along.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A charming and heartfelt story set in a very detailed world. Decent combat and music. Tons of content. Nothing mind-blowing, just a very good all-rounder JRPG with no glaring flaws.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no glaring flaws
      Sure, aside from the fact it's got easily one of the worst fanbases on Ganker. Which is saying a lot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        good thing i dont have to interact with the fanbase to play this single player jrpg

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kiseki has one of the best fanbases, actually.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >t. literal pedophile

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you signing your own posts before you've even written anything?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. It amazes me that people here unironically defend the shit that came after, considering how much worse it got by the time of Cold Steel.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is one of the absolute worst JRPG series in existence. People claim it has extreme world building and lore, but then notice the bikini DLC and Rean.

    TL;DR: Sexxoo!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      well yeah
      it's only the later games who did that
      the first ones
      not so much

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    trails in the sky wraps up in second chapter. third chapter is an epilogue/prologue for the next arc
    i spent a large portion of my playthrough of second chapter wondering how the story was going to raise the stakes further and if i would have to travel around liberal again for a third time

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get the PC version with voice acting on nyaa

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This 10000%, download the JP Voice packs immediately from the EVO Mod. They're super easy to install and they add so much to the game. The entire game is voiceacted, but in the ENG version they only have voices during combat.

      You can skip the other Evo mods, like the updated portraits (They look way better, but there's significantly less expressions so the OG Portraits end up being better.) and the updated soundtrack are not needed. Just the voice pack.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Get the PC version with voice acting on nyaa

        Wait it can have voice acting?
        Shit, good thing I didn't continue, gonna download that asap

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Google Trails EVO Mod.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://nyaa.si/user/Ganba

            There's a wiki with instructions. Make sure you only mod the voices.

            Don't mod the shit portraits from Evo.

            Thanks bros

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://nyaa.si/user/Ganba

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's a wiki with instructions. Make sure you only mod the voices.

          Don't mod the shit portraits from Evo.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Jap voice mod
          This is where you will discover that the translation is literal fanfiction

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's decent bruv. Localisation you have to alter things a bit to suit the local audience better. Only retards want direct translation.

            Ignore the chud SJW localizers too who change shit for their agenda in other games. Trails in the Sky games are good translations.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This 10000%, download the JP Voice packs immediately from the EVO Mod. They're super easy to install and they add so much to the game. The entire game is voiceacted, but in the ENG version they only have voices during combat.

      You can skip the other Evo mods, like the updated portraits (They look way better, but there's significantly less expressions so the OG Portraits end up being better.) and the updated soundtrack are not needed. Just the voice pack.

      I didn't pirate it but I actually did this already through an auto-voice patch installer I found

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What installer?
        Could you share please?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This 10000%, download the JP Voice packs immediately from the EVO Mod. They're super easy to install and they add so much to the game. The entire game is voiceacted, but in the ENG version they only have voices during combat.

      You can skip the other Evo mods, like the updated portraits (They look way better, but there's significantly less expressions so the OG Portraits end up being better.) and the updated soundtrack are not needed. Just the voice pack.

      Fuck I'm 30 hours in and didn't know this existed.
      Can I transfer my save file to the modded version of the game?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ok nvm I got it working

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do I just put random orbment things in or is there a method to the madness?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Check your notebook, it shows what combinations unlocks what kind of magic, they all have to be in the same line for it to count though, characters with lots of lines on their orbment can get more slots for cheaper but won't get access to the higher tier of magics due to the lines being shorter, compared to a character that only has a single or two lines which becomes more and more expensive to unlock, but they'll have more SP and access to powerful magic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Read the instructions in your manual. There's a chart that tells you how many/what orbament types are needed to unlock the different spells. But don't worry about it too much, the game doesnt punish you for not being efficient. You can pretty much just try slotting in different things and your spell list will auto-update with what is added and taken away so you can judge for yourself if you want to do it or not.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pure, unadulterated kino unlike anything else in gaming.

  12. 1 month ago
    aceman
  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Play Sky and Crossbell, then stop

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Prepare to use a guide for your entire playthrough which really makes these games a lot less enjoyable, but it's a necessity due to the nature of how they're structured. If you don't use a guide, you'll miss about 50% of the story content.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Someone tell me if this is true this is a make or break detail

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's missable quests, books and the ultimate weapon, but the main story isn't locked like that anon is saying

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The game expects you to talk to literally everyone and make sure to follow literally every plot thread. While not impossible to do blind I really doubt you are going to remember in chapter 5 that you need to go back to the town in chapter 3 to talk to a guy in the casino that you talked to his sister in the inn in town 5 and that she made him lunch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes there are arbitrary missable quests where you have to randomly go back to previous towns without any indication within game being given to do so. Without playing a guide you will miss a majority of the game.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you will miss a majority of the game.
          for what game though? in FC you get locked out of returning to an old region the second you enter the next. i dont know if i can return towards the end of the game but i would hope so. one last push to tie up loose ends basically

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >in FC you get locked out of returning to an old region
            Get used to that way. These games never open up like you're expecting. Once stuff is locked out, it's locked out for good as the general story in all these games is very linear.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Without playing a guide you will miss a majority of the game.

          Do you know what the word majority means? If so, do still want to claim you miss a majority of the game but not doing the like 5 missable sidequests in a 60 hour game?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >people always go on about how great these games are, especially the world building
            >actually nvm you should just skip all the side stuff that fleshes out the world
            ...?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              There is a difference between "by not doing a couple hidden sidequests and speaking with optional NPCs, you miss out on a MAJORITY of the world building and story in the game"

              and "You can play through the game and understand 95% of the story by just playing through it without a guide." The worldbuilding and character development of the main characters and (main) supporting cast are done well enough that missing a substory of a fucking baker isn't going to make or break things.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >isn't going to make or break things.
                It kind of does when the whole purpose of the series is reoccurring characters that you find in subsequent games. That's why everyone always suggests "oh just import a 100% save" for exactly the reason because you end up missing EVEN more content.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Give me an example of a reoccurring minor NPC having any significance to the plot or overall narrative of any of the cast.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nielsen. And Anton technically matters for Sharon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Eh, I don't think that's accurate. You miss out on some hidden sidequests, but outside of your bracer rank it really doesn't have that huge of an impact aside from missing out on some side story bits that are essentially not important. You can always just download a 100% save file to transfer into the next game as well.

      You absolutely don't have to go around talking to all the NPCs in a town after every single event either. It might flesh things out for you further, but in an already long game, and you get 95% of the story by just playing. Who gives a shit if you don't know who Sally is in some village that you'll meet a second time for half a second in the next game?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My wife Estelle so cute!

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    im 35 hours and ive entered zeiss now. at the part with the gasoline and engine to be exact. i wasnt very thorough before but i started talking to everyone after every event at some point along the previous chapter.
    how long do you recon i have left in FC? i wouldve guessed something like 40 hours but i dont think the game will wrap up in the next five hours. 60 seems to long, that implies im merely at the halfway point and im at the second to last region.
    does 50 hours sound good? i dont know

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's still a ways to go. Don't be in such a hurry; the final chapters is when it really gets interesting. Besides Estelle enthusiastically shoving her sandwich into Joshua's mouth.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you get to Zero and Azure, just use a guide. Its retarded how many missable events there are. Also until Cold Steel 3, talk to every npc several times and do it again after every new story segment.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >think I just about 100%ed FC
    >beat the final boss
    >achievement say I missed 3 quests
    >there were fucking sidequests in the campus section

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just got to the part with the pillars. Why did saving Joshua only take one scene and a single ship escape?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why did saving Joshua only take one scene and a single ship escape?
      Because Joshua's about as edgy as a spoon. You're a fucking retard. This is one of the many reasons Trails fans are nothing but degenerate filth who need to be fucking purged. Go fuck yourself, you illiterate sack of shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Edgy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But what about all the damn buildup? Why did it all go into nothing?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What exactly did you want? For there to be a huge melodramatic fight? Shut your fucking mouth already and piss off back to DeviantArt you dumb bitch.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          speedreader.
          Did you miss the whole thing where he's in love with her and the reason he left was so she didn't get in involved with the oroboros situation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you talking about SC?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I worked so hard for buildup just for estelle to get broken out of a ship and to make up with Joshua in 5 minutes on a beach.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's the point

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The scene was okay, dunno what you were expecting. I thought it was pretty well executed and didn't ruin the buildup for me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I was expecting more pushback from edgelord there. Maybe a battle or something.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You completely misunderstood his character
              He did everything in his power to protect her from himself, he is never going to hurt her willingly

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Protect from them self would imply hes spooky and dangerous.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Play to the end

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Around 10-15 hours of barely being entertained before you finally quit and regret wasting your time on something so average.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure you drop the serie after the 3rd game

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm very close to finishing CS3 and I got to the infamous part from the webm where they are fighting outside the final dungeon
    It was way worse than in the webms, the cringe was unbearable. At least the theme is a bop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8YX98dvyc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      After i'm done with kuro i'll start there as well

      it might be a year or more to when i reach there but what's wrong with that part?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but what's wrong with that part?
        The animations are horrible, there's this big confrontation between Ouroboros & co and Rean's friends and the academy but everyone's using their default attack animations on repeat in the background or just static shooting the guns. It looks like something someone would make in blender for a shitpost.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Damn, guess they ran out of cash or patience and said fuck it, also stupid question but can i start from cold steel or i need to play sky first yes or yes?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You can start with cold steel but by Cold Steel 3 you're probably gonna wanna go back and play up to Crossbell.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You can probably start with Cold Steel but I think Sky and the Crossbell games are just outright better so I'd suggest starting with those. I actually think I would have dropped the series if I started with CS1 because I hated the repetitive structure of School shit -> Old schoolhouse -> Class trip -> Repeat.

              Got it, will do as you both said, thanks anons

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I started with Cold Steel 1 and 2 and then went back to Trail in the Sky and the Crossbell games and had just as much fun so you're alright, the first two cold steel games work almost entirely standalone but 3 and especially 4 tie all the games together.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well you started with cold i started with kuro no kiseki, so i fucked up way more

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You can probably start with Cold Steel but I think Sky and the Crossbell games are just outright better so I'd suggest starting with those. I actually think I would have dropped the series if I started with CS1 because I hated the repetitive structure of School shit -> Old schoolhouse -> Class trip -> Repeat.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >School shit -> Old schoolhouse -> Class trip -> Repeat.
              My body was tempered by Persona 3. I was molded by it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I like the Persona games too but there's just something about CS1 where it didn't do it for me. It might be the fact that the Persona games give you the option of doing things at your own pace. If you get tired of dungeon crawling then you can just leave and go have some fun with the social sim stuff and vice versa.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      At least they're getting better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUeRk4GtDQ

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A very cute slow burn coming of age story. Estelle is Bestelle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Estelle

      You mean Schera. Estelle is a brain dead retard.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >He hates Estelle
        Fag

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Estelle is a brain dead retard
        only in the American shit translated version lmao

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well I dont know Japanese, you fucking weeb.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >hating on Estelle

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's her problem?

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I need more Kiseki memes for my folder

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    With the advent of HD2D, I really wish the games kept improving on the art style of Trails in the Sky instead of moving to full 3D with stuff like Cold Steel.
    These games still look pretty good while going back to earlier Cold Steel games is rough to say the least.
    And I know a lot of people don't like HD2D due to excessive bloom and other FX stuff and I get that. I just love the isometric style in this and wish they kept it around.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The play dough models were pure SOVL and I'm mad they ditched them in favour of thos shitty 3D models

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >favour of thos shitty 3D models
        It doesn't help the fact that the animations were better using the play dough models somehow. Animations in Cold Steel are just bad.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Blame retard who think 3D GOOD even when they look like unity models that took over a decade to get good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I kind of agree. I loved how Zero/Azure looked and thought it was more charming than the Cold Steel games. I like how Kuro looks though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's because kuro looks like it was developed with a budget above 10$

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kuro 1 and 2 are Falcom's best-looking games in decades, and even CS3/4/Hajimari looked pretty good (aside from some janky animations at times).
      Sky and Crossbell legitimately look worse than the Gagharv games.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ?t=215
        Yeah

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Falcom's biggest mistake was thinking they could transition into 3D with 10 employees and the budget of a cup of ramen.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah...there are a lot of moments like this in the CS franchise that are supposed to be pretty heavy and it almost comes across as a parody because the quality of their animations are so stiff.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, they could have done so much worse. Just look at Pokemon, which went 3D at the same time with infinitely more resources at their disposal. It's impressive how quickly Falcom progressed from CS1+2 graphics to Kuro graphics.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What are the implication of Trails of dicky
    and NISA promoting the love of Children?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Doesn't know Renne's backstory

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But can you romance KeA in the second game? AFAIK you cant.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No because she's your daughteru

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That;s even more a reason to romance her.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The funny thing is that the localizers at NISA absolutely hate e-boifags for obvious reasons but they have to market the games that way anyway because e-boifags pay their bills. They did a queen of Crossbell poll for Zero's release and included Kea in it. She won of course.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Altina
    >Millium
    >KeA
    Does the CS character designer have a fetish for e-bois in hotpants?

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the biggest waste of time in JRPGs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Probably the biggest waste of time in JRPGs
      We're not talking about FF or CT here

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        FF are mostly separate entries. CT is one game. Trails series is connected and it's all fucking dogshit. I tell people to do literally anything else instead of starting this crap.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I played through Cold Steel 1 and then Trails in the Sky FC and I have to say I'm just way more interested in Estelle than Rean. I like where CS is going but I enjoyed the whole "cute little bracer adventure" a lot more. So will probably continue with SC.
    These games really feel like if you don't like the characters then it's hard to continue on. The combat is okay but I'm struggle with the idea that I'll have about 300+ more hours of all of this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Once you play FC, SC and 3rd you can never go back to Cold Steel, they're so much more compelling less bloated, actual stakes and much, much better written that I sometimes feel like I'm playing a parody of the series with Cold Steel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This, but unironically.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Point in that post where I was being ironic, retard.

          Well i just used the wikia and probably spoiled myself on a few things. Here's hoping I forget about the Hexen clan and the return of Ouroboros by the time I play cold steel. SIGH.

          Both of those, especially the Hexen clan reveal are pretty meh and Ouroboros' return is extremely evident by the first Cold Steel game, there are much worse spoilers so don't worry.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >"Point in that post where I was being ironic, retard"
            Its all good man, didn't really think that you were. Just wanted to be clear for others where I stood on FC/SC being considerably better than CS.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Oh good. BTW after 3rd which gasme is next in the series? Isnt it the newly released translation for crossbell?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah it's that one, Trails to Zero.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am playing Kuro now and i honestly miss how good of an MC Rean was couldn't care less about Estelle though

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm also playing Kuro and I fucking love that I don't have to deal with Rean anymore.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're dealing with gayry and that's much worse

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Who are you fooling? We already played five whole games of Rean and Crow's homosexual love affair.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You never had friends lad?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                There's friendship, and then there's Brokeback Mountain "friendship." Rean is 100% homo.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Rean is mentally ill.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >what you did was unforgivable
                >but instead of killing yourself you can repay your debt to society by helping us make things better
                >we need to save Crow
                >so he can go back to school and graduate
                Rean's ideas for how to atone are just extremely and hilariously naive.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The worst thing is that Rean doesn't have anyone around to snap him out of his cocklust by asking the most basic questions:
                >Crow just betrayed us all and tried to kill us. How can you still trust him?
                >What makes you think Thors would allow him anywhere near their campus again?
                >Why would he even want to go back?
                Nope, just a total echo chamber of a game from start to finish where Rean chases after his boyfriend while his retarded classmates say "RIGHT! Yeah! That's our Rean!" Ash and Musse showed up one game too late.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Now post those in Japanese

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Had to use DeepL, but...

                >決して許される物じゃない。
                >What you have done will never be forgiven.

                >待っていろ、クロウ。
                >Hold on, Crow.
                >トワ会長たちのためにも、お前の立っている場所に 必ず辿りついてみせる。
                >For the sake of Chairman Towa and the others, I will get to where you are standing.
                >Ⅶ組とヴァリマール…… 士官学院生のみんなと力を合わせて。
                >Group VII and Valimar: ...... Join forces with all the cadets.
                >そして、俺が手に入れた 全ての“力”を尽くして……!
                >And I got it. With all my "might" ......!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Whether this is true or not it does sound better than Xseed's magical translations

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Whether this is true or not
                There's an entire website with all the Japanese and English scripts pre-Kuro. You can see for yourself: https://trailsinthedatabase.com/
                >it does sound better than Xseed's magical translations
                It's the same shit. Same hypocrisy, same gayness from Rean. There's a reason Rean/Crow are the number one ship among Japanese fans and it's not because of XSEED.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >There's a reason Rean/Crow are the number one ship among Japanese fans
                It's foolish to underestimate the power of fujo's

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                there's literally a character mocking them in Cold Steel

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            But Van is boring

            >i honestly miss how good of an MC Rean
            lmao
            mad that you can't self insert you mean

            How can someone self-insert when the character already has a personality and voice? It's not Dragon Quest MC

            Van is LITERALLY the best thing to happen with Trails in a decade
            Even the fact he's technically McBurn tiers of special snowflake doesn't ruin him

            Van is LITERALLY the best thing to happen with Trails
            How? he is like a generic NPC.
            >no strong personality traits
            >no unique fighting style
            >too passive and friendly with strangers
            >no goals
            >claims to protect his clients yet gets saved by them(wtf)
            What's so good about him?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What was so good about Rean then?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >How can someone self-insert when the character already has a personality and voice?
              Real brother moment

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >i honestly miss how good of an MC Rean
          lmao
          mad that you can't self insert you mean

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I can't think of a better example of "painfully bland self insert JRPG MC" than Rean.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              persona

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but the entire purpose of the Persona MC is to self-insert. Rean is supposed to be his own character and is supposed to be integral to the story

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >has a harem
              >has a blond tsundere that falls on top of him and says KYAAA ecchi baka on his first day of school
              >has a Katana and is trained by the most skilled swordsman in the world
              >is the secret son of the evil mastermind
              >has a mode where he can either be your angle or yuor devil
              >doesn't want to kill his enemies
              >has a gay romance with a guy that betrayed him for fujobait
              >holds back because he can obliterate you if he does it for real
              >has a mecha and was especifically chosen by it to pilot it and it's one of the strongest ones
              >participated in a war but never killed anyone
              >has a little sister complex
              >his little sister and her friends wanna fuck him
              >he's a charisma vacuum whose only moments of personality are a running gag where he wants to kill the ones who get close to his sister
              >is probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet and despite being in a position of power in the army he'll still take time to look for your lost kitty and thank you for it
              I honestly can't think of a more boring, wet cardboard piece of shit protagonist in a JRPG honestly.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                He is like a perfectly crafted market researched anime protag where they had a bingo card of all the shonen MC tropes and they wanted to fill out the entire fucking thing

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I could understand that if Falcom was at least somewhat self aware of this
                But nobody calls him out on this except for maybe Ash, and the games play it 100% straight like if it was endearing or interesting.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The more i think about this the more i find it funny that Xenoblade 3's Noah is Takahashi taking Rean and fixing all the self insert bullshit despite still leaving him a wuxia protagonist.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Everything I've heard about Noah sounds no different than Rean, besides only clogging up one game instead of five. They even ripped off the Ishmelga-Rean twist from Hajimari.
                Xenoslop is and has always been the inferior store-brand version of Kiseki.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Everything I've heard about Noah sounds no different than Rean, besides only clogging up one game instead of five. They even ripped off the Ishmelga-Rean twist from Hajimari.
                Xenoslop is and has always been the inferior store-brand version of Kiseki.

                The best fix that is possible was done and that was removing the harem. It does nothing but make shitty MCs even worse because it completely takes you out of any sense of immersion when for some unknown reason literally every single character falls in love with the MC.
                At least with Noah he's paired with Mio and that's it. They learned from the god awful bullshit that was Xenoblade 2 and Rex.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >The best fix that is possible was done and that was removing the harem.
                The harem doesn't even matter in Cold Steel. It's just side content. Rean only wants Crow.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I am playing Kuro now and i honestly miss how good of an MC Rean was

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            BASED Van never even giving Reancuck a moment to kneel.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Van is LITERALLY the best thing to happen with Trails in a decade
          Even the fact he's technically McBurn tiers of special snowflake doesn't ruin him

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >much better written
        Pardon me for asking this but you did play them in Japanese right? Cause if not, your take on the writing gets discarded

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I actually had fun with the CS gameplay in the sense of finding ways to break it as much as possible. Since they keep building on it for over 5 whole games you end up having a lot of options and they don't do a very good job of balancing them. They definitely nerf the broken stuff from the previous games and you still find new ways to break it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        CS gameplay was the only thing keeping me from dropping the series altogether.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >want to play the newer entries because they seemingly don't look like complete dog shit
          >have to go through hundreds of hours of PS2 tier JRPGs
          What a dilemma...

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Holy fucking shit kys guidefags.
    Just play the fucking game op, don't listen to these retards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have fun missing out like half of the quests which are hidden.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Who fucking cares about that ? Why would anyone need to complete games to 100%. Genuine autism.
        If you love the game, you can always replay it to do the missing content with a guide. But a first playthrough HAS to be blind, else what even is the point.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Trails FC Hidden Quests: 10
        >Trails FC Quests in Chapter 1 alone: 13

        Yeah, definitely half of the quests in the entire game are hidden, huh?

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I HOLD IN MY HAND THE CHALICE OF HEAVEN

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well i just used the wikia and probably spoiled myself on a few things. Here's hoping I forget about the Hexen clan and the return of Ouroboros by the time I play cold steel. SIGH.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hartmann fucked Renne child pussy and you didn't

    You mad?

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    *Carries you*

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >We will never get anohter character as good as Richard
      Fuck this gay series

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >We will never get anohter character as good as Richard
      Fuck this gay series

      THREADLY REMINDER ALAN RICHARD WAS RIGHT.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not really tho...?
        He was being controlled by the brainwashing device.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He was coerced into unlocking the first lock on the Aureole, but his fear of another Erebonian invasion was his alone. Did you not fucking pay attention to the subsequent games?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wow holy shit relax imbecile, if he was so right then why did he retire and never wanted anything to do with the Liberlian army again? Sure he was right that Erebonia was going to invade but his methods to rise to power were bad, he staged a coup and even he himself regrets it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Now say it again without crying.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wow holy shit relax imbecile, if he was so right then why did he retire and never wanted anything to do with the Liberlian army again? Sure he was right that Erebonia was going to invade but his methods to rise to power were bad, he staged a coup and even he himself regrets it.

          stop getting worked up about a silly catchphrase and lurk moar

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What are you on about retard?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Not really tho...?

          Wow holy shit relax imbecile, if he was so right then why did he retire and never wanted anything to do with the Liberlian army again? Sure he was right that Erebonia was going to invade but his methods to rise to power were bad, he staged a coup and even he himself regrets it.

          >Sure he was right that Erebonia was going to invade but

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bunny suit richard with speed buffs
      >nobody else gets to have a turn, ever

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Duvalie gets close in Hajimari.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >2 games in the calvard arc
      >He still isn't back

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every single Kiseki thread is KeA this, Altina that ffs.

    Real men like hags.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hundreds upon hundreds of hours reading text, good luck

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The most boring, exposition heavy experience of your fucking life.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I started Trails of Cold Steel and the movement is legit fucking garbage but I can't find anyone mentioning it anywhere
    is it meant to feel so clunky or am I fucking something up?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nope, that's the extent of their efforts.
      It do be like that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The KBM controls in CS1 are broken. The game thinks you're going to deadzone every time you change directions so the character stops moving for a split second. You'll have to use a gamepad or deal with it. It was fixed in the sequels.

        well fuck me I guess I I just have to deal with it
        good to know it's fixed in the next game

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The KBM controls in CS1 are broken. The game thinks you're going to deadzone every time you change directions so the character stops moving for a split second. You'll have to use a gamepad or deal with it. It was fixed in the sequels.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is this a pc thing? I played on ps4 and havent had any issues with movement or heard any.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He probably means how stiff the turning is when you run, and how you slightly stick to everything you walk into

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Rean moves weird because his knees are fucked up from all the kneeling.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kuso no Kiseki flopped hard

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >that s-craft reversal at the end of Crimson Sin
    Yes
    More of this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The first thing I thought of during that scene was that part in Our War Game where Infermon attacks Greymon and Kabuterimon in the middle of their evolution scene. Holy fucking kino.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when I was playing CS3.
    I was at the city near the sea, in a museum, and I was so curious and excited just reading about the shit in it.
    The giant bell and other ancient items, the dark ages or whatever, this old lore fascinated me, I was reading every little thing, so looking forward to how the rest of the series was going to shape up, what revelations they had in store.
    What a marvelous world, I thought.
    A giant interconnected world of wonderful stories and characters, of boundless potential.
    Like playing through a great adventure anime, full of surprises and crafted with love.
    Then I played CS4.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cant wait for official english release of Hajimari. All Trails discussion will go back to Rean again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >go back to
      >implying
      That's already literally every single Trails thread regardless of what's in the OP, just look ITT. You people are more boring than he is.

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How localized are these games?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on the game but was gonna ask about the same topic but with trails from Zero

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All localizations come in varying degrees of garbage nowadays, even Zero is so you just gotta suck it up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They changed that line for the official release

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Bleublanc somehow teleports a statue into the Mayor's bedroom
          >not a bruh moment according to grumps on the internet
          That's a bruh moment in it of itself

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The Geotrannies are here.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its fun but I dropped it after the orphanage play. Convince me to at least finish it, if not start part 2.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      After that the story actually starts.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was like the end of Chapter 3 and I figured "if the story is just going to be >muh daddy is missing" for another 25 hours I might as well quit. I'll give it a go, I need a low resource game to play on Deck

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still completely baffled how this isn't a thing yet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >XSEED
      That's why. Kondo's actually considering a remake of Sky now just so it can be on modern systems.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >remake of Sky
        >ends up being 3D like Cold Steel
        This is going to be some real monkey's paw shit isn't it...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Kuro production values
          >Now includes Loewe's best friend/sparring partner McBurn
          It will be better than the original.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Falcom is like 10 years behind in market trends, they'll start making Sky switch ports in 5 years.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what am I in for
    I would say "a game" but that might be false advertising.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got to this part yesterday and this webm doesn't do it justice, it's even worse.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Haha
    >Heehee
    >Teehee
    >Rean...
    >Holding back
    >[Character name]... no, [character nickname]
    >So, this is the power of
    >*pant pant* Wew, that was close...
    >"You are pretty strong" "No, I still have a long ways to go..."
    >*character saves the day* "Isn't your timing a bit too good?!"
    >"Heh, you almost makes me wanna go serious"
    >*gives their back to a "defeated" monster* "Watch out!"
    >Character: "..." Other character: "What is it?" Character: "Oh it's nothing... (foreshadowing thoughts)"
    >"Haha. That's our [character]"
    >Alisa: "SH-SH-SH-SHARON?!!!"
    >Rean: *headpats little girl*
    >Rean: *cringe speech* Character: "Haha. How can you said that with a straight face?"
    >HEED MY CALL, VAL- "That won't be neccesary"
    >Character: "Haha. We are like bracers am I right?"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >having to manage 25+ party members and minmax them

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >"Hey, something seems fishy here"
    >"Van-san! Do you think it could be..."
    >"Yea, let's tail him"

    [Embed]
    *follows enemy to sewer/back alley entrance*
    >"Hehe, looks like we had those suckers fooled"
    >"But that was a close one. I better call *those* people and let them know the situation..."
    >"Hold it right there"
    >"Damn, who sent the spriggan? But he's only with a bunch of kids. Get him boys!"
    >"Sigh, we could've talked this out..."

    [Embed]
    *battles ends*
    >"So who are you working for? It's <A>, right?"
    >"They put me up to it, I swear! I didn't have a choice"
    >Hmmm...what should we do with him
    *GREY: SEND HIM TO HEIYUE*
    *LAW: SEND HIM TO THE POLICE*
    >"Yeah, we'll let Heiyue deal with him. They've got connections with the police after all."
    >"No, please! Anybody but them!
    >Well, we didn't catch the culprit. But we got some clues as to their hideout. Let's move.
    >Yes!
    >Aaron: Haha, I'd rather be fucking some pussy right now, but I feel you.
    *enters sewer*

    [Embed]
    >Lots of archaisms here.
    >Yeah.
    *reaches final boss room*
    >"Ahh, there it is, the genesis!"
    >"It's Almata! Tch, what are they planning this time!"
    >"Haha, congrats on getting this far. But it's too late"
    *orbment starts shining*

    [Embed]
    >"Quick, stop them before it activates!
    >"Too late, but I'll have some fun with you all. Teehee"

    [Embed]
    >"This is not going well! Mare!"
    >"Heh, in a bit of a bind huh! Take uh the grender!"

    [Embed]
    >"Van-san! Don't push yourself!"
    >"Finally...they made it"
    *Bracers and police arrive*
    >"Well, looks like we'll call it a day. See you all, next time! Ahaha!"

    [Embed]
    >"Time to head out"
    >"But it looks like we gained a new member"
    *cuts to Van's face*
    >"OH FINE! YOU CAN JOIN"
    *characters do the cheek scratch animation*
    >"Looks like it's going to be a bit more lively around here..."

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does the Kuseki series just have a super computer in a basement somewhere that they feed literally every anime trope from the last 20 years into and then they hit "compute" and it takes ~2-3 years to process and then shit out a game?

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the first game is unironically comfy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >unironically comfy
      >get roped into the first game
      >just a little adventure about exploring a world and doing some quests
      >filling out your bracer ranks while hanging out with your brother
      >in JRPG fashion you finish the game by fighting a god
      When will I be able to play a grounded JRPG with a small scoped conflict...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >in JRPG fashion you finish the game by fighting a god
        You fight a robot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >by fighting a god
        ???
        FC ends in a fight against a robot that gets 1 shot by Cassius.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that gets 1 shot by Cassius.
          Oh I guess I was just dreaming about the end boss fight with it having multiple phases and shooting lasers and magic all over the place

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    chest messages

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The chest messages in 3rd last dungeon
      I wasn't ready for those feels

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Give it to me straight, what is the appeal of this series. No matter how I picture it the attention this series gets on this site looks like nothing more than shameless shilling. And are they seriously 100+ hours each, if they are then why is that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're glorified VNs slapped on top of average turn-based combat. The only real special part of it is the fact it's an overarching story over multiple games which you don't really get.
      So similar to long running anime like Naruto, you get fans that have been following the series their entire lives and it makes up a lot of their personality. That's how you end up with the rabid obsession with it that you confuse for shilling.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >They're glorified VNs slapped on top of average turn-based combat.
        Sounds like most JRPGs...

        Nah, he's wording his question like a disingenuous retard so I'm just going to give him a disingenuous answer which is exactly what he's looking for.

        Why do you think I'm being disingenuous anon. I don't normally assume the worst of everyone while on this site unlike 99% of others. I just have seen this series posted about a lot on here and Ganker but never got into the gameplay or details, just "Play this game haha" etc.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Why do you think I'm being disingenuous anon
          Maybe because you are asking about people to give their genuine opinion about the game but in the same sentence dismissing their previous discussions as nothing but "shameless shilling"??? Maybe that is why?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Most people recommending this series here and on Ganker never seem to give actual reasons as to why I should play this series. Just unfunny "haha" jokes. So I asked for proper reasons. Simple as.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >ask for proper reasons
              >after calling every thread shilling
              I hope you don't mind me being a little apprehensive to spoon feed you anything based on how you're acting.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I don't normally assume the worst of everyone while on this site unlike 99% of others
          I think you do since you just assumed that 99% of people do

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the beautiful girls

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're glorified VNs slapped on top of average turn-based combat. The only real special part of it is the fact it's an overarching story over multiple games which you don't really get.
      So similar to long running anime like Naruto, you get fans that have been following the series their entire lives and it makes up a lot of their personality. That's how you end up with the rabid obsession with it that you confuse for shilling.

      obvious samefag

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, he's wording his question like a disingenuous retard so I'm just going to give him a disingenuous answer which is exactly what he's looking for.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its a very relaxing jrpg with fun writing and good world building
      combat is interesting even if not as complex as it appears
      just raw 2000s jrpg
      also it appeals directly to my specific autism where i have to talk to every npc after a story beat if they have something new to say, and the game does that (almost to an extremely alarming and annoying level, but this is obviously optional)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I take it you know about Resonance of Fate?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I've heard of it but never played... do go on though

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's literally talk to everyone after an event
            It's the only way to get the story too

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I call it doing the rounds, it's literally 70% of the game.
              Sky SC took me 120hrs and Cold Steel 1 took me 110

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Sky SC took me 120hrs
                bro what

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it actually did - no cap

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                When you go talk to every SINGLE NPC after every single storybeat, it adds up.
                And basically every single fucking NPC in Trails has something new to say after every "event" happens, it's crazy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shameless shilling
      There was already a trails thread up hours before this one full of posters shitting on NISA, then this thread was made and the original got reported. what do you think?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        some of us actually like Trails

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Hah! Next you're going to tell me some of you actually ~play~ video games too. Get out of town!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Meds. Now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This looks so fucking bad

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I can't see Rean anywhere, so i-it looks bad, okay?!
            Cope.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              But I tgink Cold Steel and Rean are trash, so what's your argument now ?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, yeah, that's what they all say.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                So you have no argument and your only defense was " you like rean so uhh..." ?
                Is that what kurofags are like ? While you keep posting this litteral coldsteel OC character ?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >So you have no argument
                I don't argue with plebs, I laugh at them.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Ok good to know you're just retarded. Good talk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >are they seriously 100 hours each
      Depends on the game, CS4 is longer but others are closer to 50-60 hours.
      >why are they so long
      Story, tons of dialogue, a near endless amount if you want to get autistic about it.
      >what's the appeal
      Japanese soap opera mainly for men but can appeal to anyone
      >why does the series get so much attention on Ganker
      Niche anime video game series that's not particularly hard to play but can be hard to get into so it's well gatekept. It's the perfect JRPG series for Ganker

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this song made me unironically purchase a pan flute

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck man, just listening to it makes me want to replay Sky all over again.
      Why can't we get comfy low stakes adventures like that ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >low stakes
        >game has you fight a world-ending robot that has a move literally called "Genocide"
        ???

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >world ending robot
          >beaten by super Mario with a staff
          No I get you but I meant more about how FC takes its time to make you travel and learn about the country instead of the world ending plot being thrown to your godly chosen hero of time's face instantly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm mostly kidding, so yeah. I agree, 90% of FC is literally one of my favorite JRPG experience because I'm a sucker for "just go on an adventure and check some boxes" as it reminds me of a kid going through shit like Pokemon Red or early FF / DQ.
            I hate that every game now has to have some insane crazy plot when I'm fine just going on a quest to gather 4 fucking crystals or something.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >beaten by super Mario with a staff
            Have some fuckin' respect for a Divine Blade.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    VERY COMFY, but not super unique. Loved the first 2.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Loved the first game but got burned out in the second one and dropped it. Someday I'll return to it. Comfy game though, I'm just not into reading to much in gaming right now.

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you'll either love it or hate it
    i've never seen a more divisive series

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't hate the series but I definitely wouldn't say I love it. It has pretty much every flaw you could think of as it pertains to JRPGs but the story is engaging enough where it feels like you're watching one of those shitty TV soap operas.
      It's like a car crash (and I mean that in the most endearing way) that you can't look away from.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just don't expect too much and take it for what it is, it's a long running anime series in video game form

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I love it but there are certainly parts, characters and recurring tropes I hate. Good chunks of CS3 and CS4 made me want to slam by head into the nearest desk. Still CS4 has a great ending that made the slog worthwhile. It's sophisticated sloppy soap opera for the anime generation.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i miss when it was possible to actually have threads about these games
    instead every thread is the same shit every time
    >complaining about rean and cold steel
    >people calling the series shit and saying it was never good even through they played every game of this series they think is bad
    >people complaining that the games have anime tropes (like yeah no shit it's a fucking jrpg)
    >people having the exact same localization arguments they've been having for years
    it's so tiresome
    i miss the sc/cs1/2/3rd era where people mostly just enjoyed playing the games and posted about their playthroughs. people would complain about some things but there was never this constant complaining and nitpicking that every thread is now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Falcom threads are filed with autism
      no shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well what do you expect? By now the people who have played it are already done with it. You're not going to get a lot of people talking about their first playthroughs in these threads because they're pretty often filled with immense amounts of spoilers.
      It's like talking about those threads on /vg/ for shit like Katawa Shoujo. How do they STILL have shit to talk about and necessitate a general?

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the best guide for each game?

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >get railed by old men as a kid
    >decade later
    What did Falcom mean by this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >noooooooooooooo she can't just heckin get over her trauma like that!!!!!! she has to be a victim forever!!!

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bros I really really really really like Rean...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No Tita you can't say that! Agate will..!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Agate x Tita shit was so forced, felt like a joke in CS3.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          t. Erika

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hilarious dude.

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    URRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHZUURRR

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they let Josette be playable. Fuck this useless shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they didn't figure out guest party members until zero and azure

    • 1 month ago
      aceman

      Don't bully her, its not her fault Falcom made her useless in two games in a row

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >having to outfit her and tard wrangle her useless ass when she becomes a mandatory party member in 3rd
        Fuck that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Trying to remember what I did for her. I think I made her buffer/debuffer.

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 30 hours into Sky and I would say you're in for a very comfy time. More of a VN than a game really but a pretty good one, if you like low power scale fantasy adventures you'll love it.
    Can't speak for later games though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, you have to appreciate the small scale of FC. That is not to say that it lacks stakes, which they make up for it twicefold near the end but the whole concept of Sky is just a small scaled adventure around the comfy countryside with your friends and a good amount of worldbuilding.

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >FC, SC
    pseudo crpg with grid-based combat and a chapter based story, both games use the same map but SC adds tons of locations and actually opens up
    >3rd
    KINO dungeon crawler

    Haven't played the rest but iirc the psp games are kind of the same while the ps3 later games have more butts and mecha

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can only be grateful I did not know there were skirt delete mods for CS or it would have taken me double the time to play through them

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