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Old 05-11-2003, 15:25:24   #1
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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

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Old 05-11-2003, 16:17:09   #2
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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!
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:00:40   #3
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What I mean is, even the most simple games allow multiple positions and multiple activities from the characters. Does this one implement rear action?
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Does this one implement rear action?


You've got to be taking the piss
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:19:04   #5
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So it's strictly full frontal assault then?
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:21:01   #6
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right you, get out, this is a serious thread
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:22:52   #7
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The question was actually semiseriously meant. I'd like to know more about the tactical setup...
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:29:09   #8
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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.
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:31:21   #9
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Oh, it was placed at the beginning. Didn't see that.
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Old 05-11-2003, 17:56:48   #10
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You never want enemies creeping up the behinds of your lead characters.
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Old 05-11-2003, 18:00:50   #11
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Is the rear attack so hard it's detrimental to the characters' health or do you recommend trying it?
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Old 05-11-2003, 19:02:41   #12
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right that's it!

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Old 05-11-2003, 19:08:13   #13
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Ghidra! Come back! We love you really.

*gruff voice* Right, you people, stop playing around, serious thread okay!
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Old 05-11-2003, 21:57:23   #14
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I'm close to tears, I'm laughing so hard.
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Old 05-11-2003, 23:07:01   #15
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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)
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Old 05-11-2003, 23:18:31   #16
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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

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

Actually that line should come out, it's pointless.
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Old 06-11-2003, 13:20:10   #17
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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.
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:18:52   #18
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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
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:22:59   #19
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What about a PES3 review?
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:36:05   #20
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you don't need a review of pes3, you just need a list of shops where you can buy it
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:46:33   #21
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How about a Tony Hawk's Underground review?
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:50:35   #22
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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
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:51:30   #23
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you don't need a review of pes3, you just need a list of shops where you can buy it
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!
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Old 06-11-2003, 18:53:16   #24
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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
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Old 06-11-2003, 19:09:34   #25
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fp plans to teach Koreans how to play computer games?

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Old 06-11-2003, 19:12:14   #26
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Only a very specific sub-genre of soccer games.

I wouldn't presume to challenge anyone in Korea (even a deaf, blind, alcoholic grandmother) to any other game, of course.
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The review master, even coming out of your own mouth that sounds like sarcastic bullshit, KG.
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Old 06-11-2003, 19:33:25   #28
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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)
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Old 06-11-2003, 19:45:38   #29
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Old 06-11-2003, 19:52:51   #30
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so you want the frikkin gba emulator and games or what
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Old 06-11-2003, 20:13:03   #31
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Nah, too much else to do right now. Thanks though.
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I thought you did well, KG. Nice review.
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