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[Let's Play] Dragon Force: Part 2 - Pincer Strike

HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Games and Technology
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Dragon Force - The Legend of the Gallant man of the Forest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Qeu8B820w

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(Introduction)

Gongos' Introduction
Part 1 - King of the Jungle
Part 2 - Pincer Strike

(First post)
(Note - English isn't my native language, so don't be surprised if you see errors here and there. =/)
Gentlemen.

It has come to my attention that this board has already seen a journey through Legendra with cj iwakura, who finished the game as Junon. (http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=37245)

I have joined the PA forums with the intention of doing a new Dragon Force Let's Play: Although I will be giving myself a few challenges.

1: I will never change a character's class unit. That means if I get characters such as Teiris and she's using archers, I won't use a crest to get dragons and faceroll to victory.

2: I will never abandon a castle, nor back down from a battle. That means Retreat will never be an option, even if I get attacked in a 1:5 situation.

3: No chasing enemy officers down if they retreat from a castle I recently conquered or defended. That makes the game a bit more lengthy.

That being said, my screenshot quality will be better than cj's.

First things first. I offer you the possibility of chosing my destiny. Since some of you might have already seen iwakura's run through, I'll even add the 2 secret characters into the selection! Anything but Junon and Reinhart, for obvious reasons. (It would've been far too easy to roll through Legendra with harpies anyway.)


But if you need a description of the 8 kingdoms from my point of view, I can type it out, but I don't have as many image ressources as our previous host. :( For now, at least. But his thread has all the information you'd ever need, monarch screenshots, continent's shape and whatnot.


ON WITH THE CONTENT! ... ... Yeah.

(Straight from Wiki: ) Dragon Force is a real-time strategy and tactics video game from Sega created for the Sega Saturn. It was created in Japan and translated for U.S. release by Working Designs in 1996. A sequel, never translated, was released for the Saturn in Japan in 1998. The first title was re-released for the PlayStation 2 as part of the Sega Ages series.

The kingdoms I'm willing to play are as follow.

First, we have Highland Kingdom. Dragon Force's White Knight, Wein, rules over the south-eastern region of Legendra with justice, peace, love, bla bla bla, etc. Highland is usually considered as the beginner's choice. It's a region fairly easy to defend, with decent officers such as Rudger and Galam who uses soldiers and cavalry respectively with great CMD (which improves units on the field of honor!).

Then, we have one of the secret characters.
Goldark, of Fandaria Empire. I won't reveal any spoilers about our Mad Lion just yet, however. He is viewed as the main threat on Legendra as he wishes for nothing less but complete domination of Legendra. He rules over the North-western region of Legendra with jaw-dropping firepower, and is easily one of the most interesting monarchs to play as. To unlock him, we must finish the game at least once. Something I've done many times already.

Next, there's Teiris, of the Palemoon Kingdom. The Queen of Elves rules over the forest at the middle-eastern corner of Legendra. We're in for a rough start should we select her; Archers are worth zit, and that's her main forces.

Mikhal of Izumo Nation
, located south of Fandaria. His only troops are samurais, and they're nothing to sneeze at, as they're the only effective troop against a bigger threat - dragons. However, being south of Fandaria would mean that we'd get pummeled around over and over. Interesting.

The second character we unlock...
along with Goldark is Reinhart, King of Tradnor Kingdom. He uses mages. Now usually, mages are really poor fighters (although slightly better than archers since mages kills zombies), but Reinhart is the most powerful magician of Legendra. I'd tell you more about it, but I've spoiled enough already. Surprisingly, Tradnor starts with an impressive army. However, they begin in the dead middle of the Continent, and that means everyone and their mother will be attacking us from all flanks.

Leon of Topaz. Kung Fu. Martial Arts. Monks. Jackie Chans. Best zombie killers in the game. Starts north of Tradnor, between Fandaria and Tristan. Quite a rough beginning, but it gets easier later on in the game once we get some cavalry and casters to make up for our weakness against harpies and soldiers. This Kingdom is all about brute strength.

And last but not least, we have Gongos of Bozack, which might prove to be the most difficult scenario after Teiris with the conditions I've given myself. We're located south of Izumo, and our other neighbor is Highland. Which means Soldiers and Samurais. However, Gongos focuses mainly on the beast units, which sadly shares a weakness against the both of them. HOWEVER, the monarch's personnality makes up for it, I guarantee you.


The choice is yours to make. I do have an idea of which Kingdom I'll pick, but maybe you can influence my final decision before I start the world domination stuff and what not.

What will it be?

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  • sorinevsorinev Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Reinhart.
    I am intrigued by your screenshot at Gamespot of Reinhart blitzing through the continent before Wein does. That's one thing that annoyed me about his scenario and it's why I never really play it; things just move too quickly for my taste.
    1: I will never change a character's class unit. That means if I get characters such as Teiris and she's using archers, I won't use a crest to get dragons and faceroll to victory.

    How strict are you planning on being with this? Are you only going to use any given general's default, AI selected troop type, even if they have more than one class they can naturally use? I wouldn't mind being able to use other types that they are natively capable of :P (Cinna -> Harpies; Teiris -> Cavalry; etc.)
    3: No chasing enemy officers down if they retreat from a castle I recently conquered or defended. That makes the game a bit more lengthy.

    That's what I've taken to doing in recent years. Not only does it mean a longer game, it also means more awards and more levels. Although since you plan to never change troop types, that particular benefit is somewhat less important; as it's mainly an award builder for the endgame, where I load all the DF members up with dragon crests.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    sorinev wrote: »
    How strict are you planning on being with this? Are you only going to use any given general's default, AI selected troop type, even if they have more than one class they can naturally use? I wouldn't mind being able to use other types that they are natively capable of :P (Cinna -> Harpies; Teiris -> Cavalry; etc.)

    The only exception I MIGHT do is at the beginning of the game. If, for instance, I select Highland, I wouldn't hesitate to give Rudger monks and leave the soldier job to Wein and Link. That's it. Everyone else will keep their AI units.
    sorinev wrote: »
    That's what I've taken to doing in recent years. Not only does it mean a longer game, it also means more awards and more levels. Although since you plan to never change troop types, that particular benefit is somewhat less important; as it's mainly an award builder for the endgame, where I load all the DF members up with dragon crests.

    Dragons aren't a necessity for me. Although I like building up levels to see how much MP my officers can get in the end. I always stack Astea statues and give them to my monarch. It feels so good to have unlimited magic for a fight or two.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I absolutely endorse this, as you well know.


    And !Reinhart

    I love his attitude so much.

    If you want, I could copy over the intro.


    I was actually considering doing a Reinhart run through afterwards, but I doubt the board would find my going through it again very interesting. :P So more power to you for this.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWD7z9a3hbc

    Here's the alternative intro, have a small taste of all the monarchs. :)

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And here's the John Truitt(re: awesome) intro:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxc8Kd6KfAs


    Oh, and I realize storming Legendra with a Harpy & Dragon brigade is the easiest, but it was mostly a casual run through. :P I'm tempted to play along with Reiny and see how I do.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I absolutely endorse this, as you well know.


    And !Reinhart

    I love his attitude so much.

    If you want, I could copy over the intro.


    I was actually considering doing a Reinhart run through afterwards, but I doubt the board would find my going through it again very interesting. :P So more power to you for this.

    Oh, feel free to copy Reinhart's intro over here. So far, it seems like I'll have to go through his story again :)
    Although I think since I'm doing a Let's Play, I'll try to slow things down and not take over the whole continent before Wein. I still need to capture a lot of generals to hand them over to Goldark to train my chosen ones, though!

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I absolutely endorse this, as you well know.


    And !Reinhart

    I love his attitude so much.

    If you want, I could copy over the intro.


    I was actually considering doing a Reinhart run through afterwards, but I doubt the board would find my going through it again very interesting. :P So more power to you for this.

    Oh, feel free to copy Reinhart's intro over here. So far, it seems like I'll have to go through his story again :)
    Although I think since I'm doing a Let's Play, I'll try to slow things down and not take over the whole continent before Wein. I still need to capture a lot of generals to hand them over to Goldark to train my chosen ones, though!

    I screencapped the Truitt intro, but most readers here prefer video, so I guess the clip above will do. I don't have anything from the Reinhart campaign, so if he wins(which he better :P), I think it's all you.


    I do have a breakdown of the six 'normal' kingdoms, for what that's worth. I'd have to add the two hidden ones to it.
    Highland Kingdom
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    Palemoon Kingdom
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    Tristan Empire
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    Topaz Kingdom
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    Izumo Nation
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    Bozack Nation
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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    GONGOS! GONGOS! GONGOS! I love his scenario. It's practically a parody of all of the others, and since we've already seen one "serious" scenario by Mr. Iwakura, why the hell not? Goldark is my 2nd choice.

    Crests are for losers! Good on sticking with the default. That's all I ever do anymore too, though sometimes I'm forced to ditch archers/mages for the odd endgame boss here or there. (It can make one of the secret bosses in the PS2 version a total pain in the ass, too.)

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    ...Alright, then here's the intro screen of the two secret characters.
    Tradnor Kingdom
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    Fandaria Kingdom
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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    GONGOS! GONGOS! GONGOS! I love his scenario. It's practically a parody of all of the others, and since we've already seen one "serious" scenario by Mr. Iwakura, why the hell not? Goldark is my 2nd choice.

    Crests are for losers! Good on sticking with the default. That's all I ever do anymore too, though sometimes I'm forced to ditch archers/mages for the odd endgame boss here or there. (It can make one of the secret bosses in the PS2 version a total pain in the ass, too.)

    ...Should I Debug and do event 415-418? ;)

    Goldark: 2
    Gongos: 3

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Gongos or
    Goldark

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    GONGOS! GONGOS! GONGOS! I love his scenario. It's practically a parody of all of the others, and since we've already seen one "serious" scenario by Mr. Iwakura, why the hell not? Goldark is my 2nd choice.

    Crests are for losers! Good on sticking with the default. That's all I ever do anymore too, though sometimes I'm forced to ditch archers/mages for the odd endgame boss here or there. (It can make one of the secret bosses in the PS2 version a total pain in the ass, too.)

    Reinhart's is pretty humorous too, for the most part, since he's such a smart mouth. :P But I can accept Gongos as a second.

    I love how the two hidden characters are so polarized.
    With Goldark, you have the deadliest army around, but no one will join you. With Reinhart, you have the weakest, and everyone joins you without lifting a finger.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    With Goldark, you have the deadliest army around, but no one will join you. With Reinhart, you have the weakest, and everyone joins you without lifting a finger.

    Tradnor has the most powerful army at the beginning of the game. You have Ardor, Uryll, Gigg and Reinhart. That's already enough to beat the whole game. :D

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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The only way I ever played as Tradnor:
    Bum-rush Fandaria and take out everyone in that country ASAP, grinding Reinhart's level like mad. The AI kingdoms will gradually auto-level to catch up with Reinhart (they usually stay about 3 levels behind your highest-leveled officer), meaning that Wein's party won't be hideously underleveled by the time he joins you.

    Makes for a really short game, though.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The only way I ever played as Tradnor:
    Bum-rush Fandaria and take out everyone in that country ASAP, grinding Reinhart's level like mad. The AI kingdoms will gradually auto-level to catch up with Reinhart (they usually stay about 3 levels behind your highest-leveled officer), meaning that Wein's party won't be hideously underleveled by the time he joins you.

    Makes for a really short game, though.

    Makes a Reinhart game much more interesting. :D My brother used your technique, though. Mine is that much more exciting...
    because of the time limit.

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  • sorinevsorinev Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm torn about the Goldark votes.
    While he is my favorite monarch and favorite scenario, and it is by far the best and most interesting, I don't think it poses much of a tactical challenge considering the requirements for this playthrough. Gaul and Scythe's mages seem more powerful than can be attributed to mere command score. Plus their magic is just so fun when you're on the delivering end of it. Plus there's all the other generals you get within the first few weeks, due to storyline. This scenario, while my favorite from a storyline and fiction perspective, is far too easy :P. Playing as Goldark, one tends to just plow through everything like it isn't even there.

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  • kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm pretty disappointed that I never heard of this game before; looking forward to the playthrough.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    This seems cool,I loved the other LP. Wish you luck!

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    sorinev wrote: »
    I'm torn about the Goldark votes.
    While he is my favorite monarch and favorite scenario, and it is by far the best and most interesting, I don't think it poses much of a tactical challenge considering the requirements for this playthrough. Gaul and Scythe's mages seem more powerful than can be attributed to mere command score. Plus their magic is just so fun when you're on the delivering end of it. Plus there's all the other generals you get within the first few weeks, due to storyline. This scenario, while my favorite from a storyline and fiction perspective, is far too easy :P. Playing as Goldark, one tends to just plow through everything like it isn't even there.

    Well...
    When I play as Goldark, I never use the extra generals. I only rely on the original 5 officers and Talon's crew.

    I'll let people vote for what they want for a bit before I start things up for good. I'll be doing this LP through snapshots, and, of course, we'll discuss strategy and tactical before each invasions.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hmm. No one else then? So far it looks like I'll be doing a Gongos run. :D Sounds like fun with my current objectives.

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  • kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    !Reinhart

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  • AdelliosAdellios Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm probably late but !Reinhart

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So another for Reinhart! We have a stalemate between Tradnor and Bozack so far, and Goldark isn't too far behind. I'll decide who I'll play tomorrow once I log in, so there's still time to pick your country!

    EDIT: Or Reinhart is ahead.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Actually all things considered, I'll ask everyone who voted for Reinhart to re-consider. I don't think I can see myself playing as Reinhart for my first LP run through. Everything happens so fast and the story ends up being so short.

    cw iwakura will probably do a better job than me for our Red mage anyway.

    However, I'm still ready to run Gongos or Goldark and any of the other chosen ones but Junon!

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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    There was one thing about Mikhal's scenario that always bothered me.
    Unless my game is bugged or I just missed some stuff, the subplot with the neighboring evil samurai dude is never resolved. He just disappears, never to be seen again. There's also some pics related to these guys that are on the disc but never seen in the game to my knowledge.

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    Anybody know what's up with that?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I can endorse going with Gongos if Reinhart will be too tricky. Maybe I'll do Reinhart in the meantime with similar restrictions(I won't do class changes, not sure about that retreating stuff though :P), and post occasional updates. Nothing overly thorough.


    As for that Mikhal scenario,
    I recognize Shirox in the first picture, and that's one of Mikhal's generals? Maybe he harms Shirox, and she betrays him after he attacks Shirox? I guess it was left out for some reason or other.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    About Mikhal...
    I'm fairly certain that's Sayaka and the guy in the background is none other than Hayate.

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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The purple-clothed officer is Sayaka, and from what I remember she starts the game aligned with said evil guy.

    The first picture appears to be Hayate coming to Shirox's rescue.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well... I can at least put in an intro... Since it seems everyone wants a Gongos playthrough (or chosed him as a second option should I decide not to pick Reinhart!)

    Dragon Force - The Legend of the Gallant man of the Forest.
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    Rygar.jpg: Goldark has finally declared war.... against everybody! It is just a matter of time before he turns to us.

    Gongos.jpg: Huh. It looks like a different kind of winter is coming. A storm of war will be blowing over this land soon. Yes, yes.

    Katt.jpg: I wonder if that is the reason.... ... The forest is fearful and makes strange sounds, lately.

    Gongos.jpg: You have felt that too, Katt? I have been noticing that for a while. Yes. It feels like the forest is trying to warn us of danger.

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    Rygar.jpg: ...But to take on ALL the other kingdoms in the land? It is like cutting your own throat, ... making so many enemies at the same time. Goldark knows this and yet he still went to war...

    Gongos.jpg: You are thinking he has some reason to believe ... that he can win this war?

    Rygar.jpg: Probably.

    Gongos.jpg: Well...it is troublesome all the same. Yes.

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    Baghib.jpg: With Gongos leading, and us behind, they shall not win!

    Yuni.jpg: Yeah! I'm going to give Goldark my killer punch!

    Baghib.jpg: Hey, Yuni! That little fist in Goldark's big fat face? No way, sugar pea! Better let yer big brothers do it!

    Yuni.jpg: You're mean, Baghib! I can scratch his eyes out, then!

    Gongos.jpg: Hah hah hah hah! Heee..hah hah hah! With a spirit like Yuni's... no beastman need be afraid of Goldark, right?

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    Katt.jpg: Something very frightening is waiting to happen....

    Gongos.jpg: It is Katt's rare training as a spiritual guide. Your sensitivity is so sharp, you hear the forest's warning. Something will happen soon. Yes...yes. Anyway, littles ones, no matter what happens, do not worry. As long as I am here, I will protect Bozack. Harrrrrrgh!

    Katt.jpg: Lord Gongos......

    Gongos.jpg: Hmmm, do not look so worried. It is your smile that keeps up the soldier's spirit.

    Rygar.jpg: Lord Gongos, shall we make plans against Goldark?

    Gongos.jpg: Alright, yes. We are going back to the castle! Yes. I am also getting very hungry....

    Yuni.jpg: So is Yuni!

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Okay, now to see if I can get Gongos' theme up on YouTube or something. :D

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  • kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh? Each Monarch has a theme-song?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yep, all eight campaigns have individual tracks.

    Here's two samples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq9YbzLjLJQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fbyFQF0Kc

    My two favorites, though Mikhal's, Leon's, and Goldark's are also really good.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    kedinik wrote: »
    Oh? Each Monarch has a theme-song?

    Correct. The whole Dragon Force soundtrack is great, and each Monarch's theme song fits their personnality. You'll just have to hear Gongos's. Being a beastman, the first sound you hear are battle drums. Goldark's sounds dark, heroic and intimidating. Reinhart's got lots of harps, Wein's is heroic, etc.

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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'd hook up the PS2 and play the Sega Ages version alongside this one if I wasn't already occupied with other stuff. Need to keep working on that backlog.

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    The art in the PS2 version is pretty sweet, though it seems the designers were strong proponents of the impossible shirt.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I kind of prefer the art in the original, especially the portraits, but it's still nice work.


    Anyway, I've been convinced. I'm going to do what Hematophilia isn't.

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    Yep, I'm doing a Reinhart campaign, fresh off the heels of Junon's conquest.

    And for all the times I've beaten this game, I'm going to take on a similar challenge. No class changes. Reinhart will use nothing but Mages, and same for his commanding troupe.


    Also, I won't be thoroughly detailing the campaign like I did for Junon. I'll just be posting occasional highlights, my progress, and interesting developments. Probably the plot if people want.

    This is still Hema's LP. I'm just tagging along. :P


    Perhaps you can think of it as a race between Bozack and Tradnor. ;-)

    As we've seen Gongos' introduction, without further ado... here is Reinhart's.

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    Yes. It appears to be so. As the power of Astea wanes, it is only a matter of time before he breaks the seal.

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    The other day, I felt the warm light of Astea in the east.

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    She probably presented a revelation to someone... with the last of her strength.

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    The Eight Warriors of the Star Dragon, do you think?

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    Yes, Tsugal. The ones given Harsgalt's power. At this crucial time, they must be out there somewhere.
    They might not know who or what they really are, though. I'll bet they're very surprised when they find out!
    We must gather those Warriors of the Dragon Force, and join our strengths as soon as possible!

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    Lord Reinhart, a messenger from Fandaria brings a letter. I think you should read this.

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    ...from Fandaria?

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    It's a declaration of war from Goldark. Not only against us, but with every kingdom in the land.

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    I always imagined Goldark would start a war someday, but I didn't expect him to be fair about it and announce it.

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    Wasn't the death of the last king due to his plotting?

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    I hate to say it, but it is almost certain, yes. I regret that I could not save Gyzzdark.

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    It wasn't your fault, Lord Reinhart. You weren't there. Don't be so hard on yourself.


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    It wasn't Lord Reinhart's fault. But that is the past. It is more important now to decide our course of action.
    Fandaria's prosperity has shown amazing growth lately.
    Their army has many outstanding commanders. Kharhaz comes to mind...

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    And, their fighting spirit is at an all-time high.

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    Plus, there are magic users like Gaul and Scythe. It is obvious that they are not human.

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    I would not be surprised to learn Madruk commanded them.
    At the ancient battle against Madruk, there were three of a magic race called the Apostles of Darkness.
    I'm guessing that Gaul and Scythe are two of those three.

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    Oh... it's beginning to make sense now... I understand why they have so much power.

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    Then, who is the last one?

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    I don't know. I've tried, but... I can't feel that power anywhere in this land.

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    I wonder if Goldark himself is the last one?

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    Goldark... hmm......

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    He has his dark side, that's for sure. If he is an ordinary human, then it's understandable that he may be controlled by Gaul and Scythe.
    I can also feel the light within him.

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    The light that can lead Legendra to a better future? That would be unbelievable. One thing is clear.
    We must prepare a military buildup. We have to be prepared to meet the coming invasion.
    I will inform Presto and Bardal.

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    I have an idea. To start, I would like to arrange a meeting... with the sovereigns of the surrounding kingdoms.
    That would be Topaz, Tristan, Bozack, Izumo,and Palemoon.

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    I wonder if they'll respond to our offers of negotiation?

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    Whatever it takes, my friends. We shall do whatever it takes.

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    Does that mean we do battle and take them as prisoners?

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    I know it would be tough... um, our army can do that, right?

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    Then, how about Highland?

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    I have a few favors I want to ask of King Wein. But, I do not want Madruk's minions learning of this!
    Carry on as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. If it comes to a fight, use all the resources you have.

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    I will see that all units receive the order, Sire.

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    Oh, and explain this well to Presto. He must understand the seriousness of this.

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    Yes, Sophie. What is it?

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    It's about the... people who joined you the other day. You know... Uryll, Ardor, Santana... Gigg.
    Do you think we can really trust them?

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    Of course we can, Sophie. Ardor is a knight of justice and honor. He can use magic and we can expect good things from him.
    Gigg treats us with trust and respect, does he not? It wouldn't be wise to discriminate against him because he is a dragonman.

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    Yes, but Ardor's loyalty is for Lady Uryll. Lady Uryll has some dark cloud hanging over her.
    And I feel the presence of evil in her man, Santana. I wonder if they might not be serving Madruk?

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    Mmm, you might be right. Perhaps Santana is. But not Uryll. She is looking for something else.
    It will be alright... as long as we are careful.

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    But... I just think she may be dangerous, m'lord.

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    Perhaps you are jealous because she is so beautiful?

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    Lord Reinhart!! I am just worried about you.

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    Ha, ha, ha! I am just teasing you. Well, let's go. Presto and the others tire of waiting for us, I'm certain.
    We'd better hurry or they might fall asleep again.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    You know, that first shot of Gongos and his two generals really bothers me. Mostly because the guys get to look as normal as they can while the girl is posed to give the viewer a good look at her ass.

    But then there's Junon, the ruthless black knight, who never once gets played for fanservice, as far as I could tell.

    So... I guess I'm not really sure what I wanted to say.

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  • kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    This game has a great soundtrack, from what I've heard so far; you weren't kidding, Hematophilia.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Since Knowledge is power, I'll type out the Troop flowchart.


    Soldier: Good: Archer, Mage, Monk, Beast
    Average: Soldier, Samurais
    Bad: Cavalry, Harpies, Zombies, Dragons.

    Cavalry: Good: Soldier, Archer, Samurai, Mage
    Average: Cavalry
    Bad: Monk, Beast, Harpies, Zombies, Dragons

    Archer: Excellent: Harpies
    Good: Monk
    Average: Mage, Archers
    Bad: Soldiers, Cavalry, Samurai, Beast, Dragons
    Very bad: Zombies

    Samurai: Excellent: Dragons
    Good: Archer, Mage, Monk, Beast
    Average: Soldier, Samurai
    Bad: Cavalry, Harpies, Zombies.

    Mage: Excellent: Harpies
    Good: Zombies
    Average: Mage, Archers
    Bad: Soldier, Cavalry, Samurai, Monk, Beast, Dragon

    Monk: Excellent: Zombies
    Good: Cavalry, Mage
    Average: Monk, Beast
    Bad: Archer, Soldier, Samurai, Dragon

    Beast: Good: Cavalry, Mage, Archers
    Average: Monk, Beast
    Bad: Zombie, Soldier, Samurai, Dragon

    Harpies: Good: Soldier, Cavalry, Samurai, Monk, Beast, Zombie
    Average: Harpies
    Bad: Dragons
    Very bad: Archers, Mage

    Zombies
    : Excellent: Archers
    Good: Soldier, Cavalry, Samurai, Beast
    Average: Zombies
    Bad: Mage, Harpies, Dragons
    Very bad: Monk

    Dragons: Good: Soldier, Cavalry, Archers, Beast, Zombies, Mage, Harpies, Monks
    Average: Dragons
    Very bad: Samurai
    Katmando is good against anything, but seems to have a weakness against beasts. They hit him alot more frequently and harder.

    Sirens are used by Scythe's final form. They are good against everything, however seems to be particuliarly weak to Harpies.

    Kyoems, Results of Kyoem's Phantom spell, are good against everything but samurais.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, fellow DF players.

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  • HematophiliaHematophilia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I fully endorse your run with Tradnor!

    However, there's one thing I hate concerning the Mikhal and Reinhart scenario.
    When you beat Kyoem, you can never capture Sayaka, and she's a really good ninja. As for Reinhart, like it or not, you're losing Santana. It's not that I like him, but losing an officer just for the sake of the storyline bothers me. Oh well, expect me to use Santana in my scenario with Gongos if I don't kill him. He dies so easily. :P

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