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Nav 05-11-2003 15:25:24

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance review by King_Ghirdra
 
King_Ghidra takes time out from his own fantasy world to enter someone else's for a while.
http://www.counterglow.com/article.php?id=fftar

Cheers
K_G and K_G@home ;)

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 16:17:09

Good review Ghiddy, could you give some specifics on how the battles work? Do you ever have to approach from the rear?

P.S. Jesus, Nav, you can't keep deleting my posts so I end up beginning with a BTW! It's the second time in a row!

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 17:00:40

What I mean is, even the most simple games allow multiple positions and multiple activities from the characters. Does this one implement rear action?

King_Ghidra 05-11-2003 17:14:30

Quote:

Does this one implement rear action?
:brwncard:

You've got to be taking the piss

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 17:19:04

So it's strictly full frontal assault then?

King_Ghidra 05-11-2003 17:21:01

right you, get out, this is a serious thread :bash:

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 17:22:52

The question was actually semiseriously meant. I'd like to know more about the tactical setup...

King_Ghidra 05-11-2003 17:29:09

ok, if you promise you're not fucking with me...

as i mentioned atacks from the rear of an opponent have something like a 20% higher chance of hitting than from the front. Attacks from the side have something like 10% higher. I'm not sure if damage is higher from different sides, i don't think so.

So there is a certain amount of advantage for more mobile charcaters to get round the backs of their opponents. And for any character casting an area effect spell, for example, it definitely pays to move to a point on the battlefied where you maximise the chances of getting side and rear attacks on your target area.

As a corollary, it's also a good idea to keep your characters together in a bunch so that enemies don't get behind your lead characters. This is also a good idea so that your area effect cure spells can hit as many of your own team as possible.

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 17:31:21

Oh, it was placed at the beginning. Didn't see that.

Venom 05-11-2003 17:56:48

You never want enemies creeping up the behinds of your lead characters.

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 18:00:50

Is the rear attack so hard it's detrimental to the characters' health or do you recommend trying it?

King_Ghidra 05-11-2003 19:02:41

right that's it!

*slams door and leaves*

Scabrous Birdseed 05-11-2003 19:08:13

Ghidra! Come back! We love you really.

*gruff voice* Right, you people, stop playing around, serious thread okay!

MDA 05-11-2003 21:57:23

:lol: I'm close to tears, I'm laughing so hard.

fp 05-11-2003 23:07:01

Well I appreciated the review. Thanks K_G.

Kudos for the referencing of Shining Force in the opening too. One of my favourite games! (that and it's sequel)

King_Ghidra@home 05-11-2003 23:18:31

I've just realised there's some kind of bizarre typo where i forgot to finish the sentence, 'This incarnation has been designed for the Gameboy Advance, which has been blessed with'

oh dear :o

guess i was going to say 'many great RPG's'

Actually that line should come out, it's pointless.

Venom 06-11-2003 13:20:10

I knew that review wasn't as good as everyone was saying.

And I've been really thinking a lot lately about buying a GBA.

King_Ghidra@home 06-11-2003 18:18:52

well if you want to 'try before you buy' i could send you the GBA emulator and some 'review games'

anyway, you're just jealous that i am the CG review master

actually i have a jedi academy review and a rather belated DOAxtreme beach volleyball review ready to submit too

fp 06-11-2003 18:22:59

What about a PES3 review?

King_Ghidra@home 06-11-2003 18:36:05

you don't need a review of pes3, you just need a list of shops where you can buy it :D

Scabrous Birdseed 06-11-2003 18:46:33

How about a Tony Hawk's Underground review?

King_Ghidra@home 06-11-2003 18:50:35

when's that out? i haven't got it...

anyway once my import FFXI arrives no other games will be played for about 6 months

fp 06-11-2003 18:51:30

Quote:

Originally posted by King_Ghidra@home
you don't need a review of pes3, you just need a list of shops where you can buy it :D
While in Korea I plan to seek out and befriend locals who have a copy of Winning Eleven 7. I shall then proceed to school them in the ways of footballing righteousness by kicking their puny foreign asses all over the pitch. Yeah!

fp 06-11-2003 18:53:16

PS2 version of Tony Hawk's Underground: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...458583-9330840

Out in a couple of weeks. There are XBox and Gamecube versions also.

Gamespot preview: http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/sports/t...w_6027953.html

Sean 06-11-2003 19:09:34

fp plans to teach Koreans how to play computer games?

:lol:

fp 06-11-2003 19:12:14

Only a very specific sub-genre of soccer games. :p

I wouldn't presume to challenge anyone in Korea (even a deaf, blind, alcoholic grandmother) to any other game, of course.

Venom 06-11-2003 19:23:01

The review master, even coming out of your own mouth that sounds like sarcastic bullshit, KG.

King_Ghidra@home 06-11-2003 19:33:25

if it sounded any other way i'd be disappointed

but the fact remains, i have written more games reviews for cg than anyone else (even if they're the least read)

Venom 06-11-2003 19:45:38

Take heart in the fact that they suck the most.

King_Ghidra@home 06-11-2003 19:52:51

so you want the frikkin gba emulator and games or what

Venom 06-11-2003 20:13:03

:lol: Nah, too much else to do right now. Thanks though.

the_fibber 09-11-2003 01:12:03

Can I have them then? :D

I'm Cumber's brother, decided to come annoy people and sign up for the Angband challenges.

Resource Consumer 09-11-2003 02:20:55

post it on Counterpoint :D If you are Cumber's brother you will be suitably insulted and then welcomed

the_fibber 09-11-2003 04:09:33

Hey, I've had to deal with him for almost two decades, I'm used to insult! :lol:

Resource Consumer 09-11-2003 11:24:38

We insult him as well you'd be glad to know

the_fibber 09-11-2003 12:11:35

I'd unregister from Counterglow if I thought otherwise.

Darkstar 11-11-2003 07:35:29

I thought you did well, KG. Nice review.


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