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Etrian Odyssey 3 - Wind Waker edition!

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  • TskTsk Registered User
    edited December 2009
    As much as I hate mapping, I love everything else about this series, so I'll be picking this one up.

    Ninjas and pirates are great, but Team Trifecta is still a zombie short.

  • METAzraeLMETAzraeL Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Oh man, I love the mapping - it's going to fit so well with island exploration, too! It'll be like old-school Wind Waker. The pirate sounds pretty awesome, I have to say.


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  • Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tsk wrote: »
    As much as I hate mapping, I love everything else about this series, so I'll be picking this one up.

    Ninjas and pirates are great, but Team Trifecta is still a zombie short.

    Would a robot be out of place...? Japan does love robots...

    Looking at those map screenshots I'm wondering if you'll be on a ship and the 'labyrinth' you'll be exploring is actually an entire ocean. There do seem to be a lot of water tiles...

  • TskTsk Registered User
    edited December 2009
    They could make robots work, lux from 7th saga being a kind of intelligent golem was a cool way of doing it.

    Islands and sunken cities would make for great dungeons. It would also be cool if you fought other ship crews from time to time.

    Also the EO series has some of my favorite art ever.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I like the new classes a lot so far. I wonder if they will expand the number of possible portraits.

    I thought it was quite a shame that they didn't do it in EO2. The game is first person after all so you never have to even bother modeling them, just make a bunch of different ones.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Every time I buy an EO game I start out playing it hardcore, then I just stop. No reason I just never go back.

    I may actually try RENTING the game this time.

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  • Izanagi-OkamiIzanagi-Okami Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I have an EO2 question. I'm near the beginning of the game, only floor 4, and I was wondering if there was any way for me to unlock nectars yet? I use a war mage for my healer so I can't learn Revive.

    It's a huge pain in the ass to have someone die and then pretty much have no recourse but to warp wire out and then restart the level.

  • DragonatrixDragonatrix Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    I may actually try RENTING the game this time.

    DS games are rentable now? Well, that's news to me.

    Unless you mean "renting" in which case it makes sense.

    And I do that thing you do with most games. I pick them up eventually, but it takes several months normally.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Gamefly does DS games, so yeah, they are rentable.

  • DragonatrixDragonatrix Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Huh, never even heard of Gamefly. To Google!

    Fake Edit: Bah, based in LA? Not much of a help here then :( (unless they do international shipping which I would doubt for some reason)

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  • BlurblBlurbl Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Huh, never even heard of Gamefly. To Google!

    Fake Edit: Bah, based in LA? Not much of a help here then :( (unless they do international shipping which I would doubt for some reason)

    Blockbusters do DS games, and they get new games pretty fast in my experience.

    I rented Scribblenaunts for a week at... £4-5 or something.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Huh, never even heard of Gamefly. To Google!

    Fake Edit: Bah, based in LA? Not much of a help here then :( (unless they do international shipping which I would doubt for some reason)

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I have an EO2 question. I'm near the beginning of the game, only floor 4, and I was wondering if there was any way for me to unlock nectars yet? I use a war mage for my healer so I can't learn Revive.

    It's a huge pain in the ass to have someone die and then pretty much have no recourse but to warp wire out and then restart the level.

    At some point before (or maybe just into) the Second Stratum (floor 6), you'll be able to sell stuff to unlock nectars.

    Just checked my game - I'm in the 2nd Stratum, and they're available for me. I don't remember what I had to sell to unlock them, though.

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  • Izanagi-OkamiIzanagi-Okami Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I have an EO2 question. I'm near the beginning of the game, only floor 4, and I was wondering if there was any way for me to unlock nectars yet? I use a war mage for my healer so I can't learn Revive.

    It's a huge pain in the ass to have someone die and then pretty much have no recourse but to warp wire out and then restart the level.

    At some point before (or maybe just into) the Second Stratum (floor 6), you'll be able to sell stuff to unlock nectars.

    Just checked my game - I'm in the 2nd Stratum, and they're available for me. I don't remember what I had to sell to unlock them, though.

    Did you invest in any gathering skills perhaps? Specifically Take. I've been keeping up to date with mining and chopping so the items probably don't entirely come from those at least.

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I have an EO2 question. I'm near the beginning of the game, only floor 4, and I was wondering if there was any way for me to unlock nectars yet? I use a war mage for my healer so I can't learn Revive.

    It's a huge pain in the ass to have someone die and then pretty much have no recourse but to warp wire out and then restart the level.

    At some point before (or maybe just into) the Second Stratum (floor 6), you'll be able to sell stuff to unlock nectars.

    Just checked my game - I'm in the 2nd Stratum, and they're available for me. I don't remember what I had to sell to unlock them, though.

    Did you invest in any gathering skills perhaps? Specifically Take. I've been keeping up to date with mining and chopping so the items probably don't entirely come from those at least.

    My main party has a Survivalist with one point in each gathering skill (so I can always pick up something), and I've got three additional Survivalists (Minerva, Jack, and Oleandra; guess which one is which!) in reserve who've maxxed one of the skills.

    So, yes. :)

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  • Izanagi-OkamiIzanagi-Okami Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I have an EO2 question. I'm near the beginning of the game, only floor 4, and I was wondering if there was any way for me to unlock nectars yet? I use a war mage for my healer so I can't learn Revive.

    It's a huge pain in the ass to have someone die and then pretty much have no recourse but to warp wire out and then restart the level.

    At some point before (or maybe just into) the Second Stratum (floor 6), you'll be able to sell stuff to unlock nectars.

    Just checked my game - I'm in the 2nd Stratum, and they're available for me. I don't remember what I had to sell to unlock them, though.

    Did you invest in any gathering skills perhaps? Specifically Take. I've been keeping up to date with mining and chopping so the items probably don't entirely come from those at least.

    My main party has a Survivalist with one point in each gathering skill (so I can always pick up something), and I've got three additional Survivalists (Minerva, Jack, and Oleandra; guess which one is which!) in reserve who've maxxed one of the skills.

    So, yes. :)

    I also have three Survivalist gatherers triplets named Gary, Harry, and Larry, but I've spread out their points over only mining and chopping 'cause I didn't really think take sounded important. I guess I'm going to need to grind out a level with em. Thanks though. It's proven remarkably hard to just Google this information.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    TAKE IS KEY! IT'S SO MONEY!

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  • mogdemonmogdemon Kansas, USRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well, may I say Day 1 Purchase?

    Love the artwork. Love the oceanic setting. Not that any of that really makes a difference given we're talking about MF'ing ETRAIN ODYSSEY, my favorite reason to own a DS. Or the series I spent two entire summers eating and breathing. Er, playing! I meant playing.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I'm going to say that you're in the wrong thread.

    This looks like it may end up being the first EO game I pickup, unless I can find 1 or 2 somewhere before this one drops

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Goddamn I need to buy the second one so I can finish it and pick this one up once it's released.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    OH MY GOD did you guys hear all that Japanese in that trailer? SO AWESOME! <_<

    So, question regarding classes; are they simply adding new classes or are they going with a restructure, like taking out the Landsknecht but putting in Pirate - New name and look, but general same function sort of deal?

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    All new classes.
    The class descriptions on that Famitsu site indicates that the Princess will specialise in buffs, Phalanx will be like Protector, Monk will have healing abilities while having unarmed techniques, Pirate will be skilled at using guns and swords and do combo attacks with teammates, and Shinobi will have skills useful for exploring the labyrinth (probably those that reduce encounter rate or prevent tile damage).

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh fuck yes, now I'm definitely sold on it. Mostly because that's ripe for LP material. Which I claim rights to (a few months after it is released) (and assuming I finished EO2 before that).

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The thread title needs a change to "Now with more not-zombies!"

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Sprites still look static. :( Music sounds good though.


    So will this dungeon go up or down?

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Sprites still look static. :( Music sounds good though.


    So will this dungeon go up or down?

    It will progress fourth dimensionally!
    Only one floor but it changes the longer you play the game!

  • BlurblBlurbl Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Maybe instead of up/down you progress along a chain of islands? Goes with the sea theme.

  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Blurbl wrote: »
    Maybe instead of up/down you progress along a chain of islands? Goes with the sea theme.

    Thats what the scan looks like to me. All islands.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    There is a giant tree in the trailer.

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  • dcleedclee Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I still have not played any EO games. Maybe I'll start with this one.

  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    did that say release on 4/3/10 in japan?

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    There is a giant tree in the trailer.

    You're probably sailing from island to island on the ocean on top of and inside of the giant tree.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    That Phalanx class looks badass. Bought day one.

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  • RenegenRenegen Registered User
    edited December 2009
    $70?? Sucks to be in Japan!

    The Phalanx class looks nice indeed, but I looked at the screenshot and I have my doubts about wide open sea bright sunshine island hopping gameplay..

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
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    This looks like a traditional EO level, then there's also this:

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    And that looks like a sea chart, so maybe it's something like the stratums are different islands.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    did that say release on 4/3/10 in japan?

    March.

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  • ExarchExarch Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Auto Pilot? Don't remember that from the other games.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Kind of reminds me of the old-school Might and Magics.

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