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  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jan 2019 16:17:56 5,639 posts
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    One RPG at a time! I've made the mistake of juggling them, but ones always gets abandoned forever and fatigue tens to set in for the 2nd one, spoiling the experience somewhat.
  • ChiefGB 12 Jan 2019 20:07:49 10,213 posts
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    Iíve sacked off both this and octopath. Mainly because Iíve not had my switch on really for months. I did rather enjoy this but itís possibly a bit much to get back into the swing of.
  • THFourteen 28 Jan 2019 12:24:24 51,185 posts
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    I'm not sure i like Torna as much as i like the main game.

    It's good but not great. Don't like (but understand why) the blades are all chosen for you either.

    Edited by THFourteen at 12:24:34 28-01-2019
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Jan 2019 13:19:31 25,915 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Iíve sacked off both this and octopath. Mainly because Iíve not had my switch on really for months. I did rather enjoy this but itís possibly a bit much to get back into the swing of.
    Easy peasy , I recently restarted from scratch and am loving it
  • DangerousDave_87 28 Jan 2019 20:10:54 5,639 posts
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    @THFourteen I think part of what makes the base game so great is all the flexibility you have with building your own team of characters and blades. With the unlocking of blades you're constantly encouraged to mix things up, which keeps the combat feeling fresh throughout.
  • Zero_g 29 Jan 2019 21:27:11 312 posts
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    @THFourteen
    Iím inclined to agree, I found combat quite restricted when compared with that in the base game.
  • THFourteen 1 Feb 2019 13:13:00 51,185 posts
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    I'm about 20 hours into Torna now and my overall feeling is one of ...meh.

    Issues i have with it

    1) The music isn't as good to the extent that i dont even bother with headphones or volume most of the time.

    2) Too much of the dialogue is un-voiced, and its like they didn't bother to make cutscenes for scenes that they should have, and did in the base game. Takes away the immersion and characters

    3) Fucking community raising - game forcing you to do endless fetch quests with no interesting story or goal to the mission - biggest gripe so far

    4) Not being able to change blades (altho i see now that you can change their element which was unexplained to me by the game).

    5) Blade combo system not as good as last time where it told you what you need

    6) Driver combo system also not as good as last time as you have to switch characters all the time which is effing annoying

    I guess i have to remember it was DLC and not an expansion, but still...

    Edited by THFourteen at 13:14:10 01-02-2019
  • Ror 1 Feb 2019 13:28:52 18,269 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I'm about 20 hours into Torna now and my overall feeling is one of ...meh-meh-meh!
  • THFourteen 1 Feb 2019 16:37:47 51,185 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I'm about 20 hours into Torna now and my overall feeling is one of ...meh-meh-meh!
    Ha. Actually that plays into the other thing which is i dont particularly like the characters either. Addam is alright but the others are meh(not-meh-meh-meh just meh.)

    And no heropon.
  • Armoured_Bear 4 Feb 2019 17:55:41 25,915 posts
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    I'm on Chapter 7 now which has been quite a shitty slog but I did like the reveal of Nia's secret :)
  • Ror 4 Feb 2019 18:52:15 18,269 posts
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    I found that, once you're past the halfway point, it just keeps getting better and better.

    Reminds me, I must get back to my playthrough of the Wii game.

    EDIT Also, I'm heading back to Japan in April (fingers crossed...). I think I'm going to make a point of seeking out Xenoblade merchandise :)

    Edited by Ror at 18:54:13 04-02-2019
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Mar 2019 11:45:10 25,915 posts
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    I'm on the final chapter now, I think I'll spend a wee bit of time deciding on and levelling up my favourite blades before ploughing on.

    At the moment I like
    Zenobia
    Praxis
    Kassandra
    Ursula

    From the DLC I have shitloads to upgrade Poppi but not sure how yet.
  • gamecat 20 Mar 2019 13:03:20 816 posts
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    Upgrading Ursula is tedious AF.
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Mar 2019 13:06:04 25,915 posts
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    gamecat wrote:
    Upgrading Ursula is tedious AF.
    Yep, I only have her at Level 3, might dump her.
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