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  • Graxlar_v3 14 Oct 2018 08:21:01 8,340 posts
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    Yeah... 8-2 is really generous with itís A rank too.
  • Graxlar_v3 14 Oct 2018 17:50:38 8,340 posts
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    I think chapter 9 just killed the game for me....

    I spent all afternoon trying to work out how to carefully pick off enemies and get to the objective and fuck up every time. I then thought fuck it and put Minerva into the APC, drove to the objective and cleared it in 1 turn :/
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 08:17:46 8,340 posts
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    Chapter 12 done, I just managed to jammy that win in 1 move. I got Claude killed but it gave me the inspire or move options. I clicked move to try and get the lay of the land and managed to run him (thanks to full AP/invincibility) to the objective.
  • oldschoolsoviet 15 Oct 2018 08:38:32 6,759 posts
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    See, I prefer to at least have a 'proper' attempt on the first run through, killing named aces, capturing all camps, majority of enemies defeated and keeping the turn count low.

    I'll aim for three turns, four max, and then cheese it in a replay, which is a shame as I fear players miss out on some of the banter/additional info that plays out between turns. To date, I've only had one mission that rewarded an 'A' after six turns, but that's an anomaly.

    Slogged through to the first part of Ch16 yesterday, and yeah, it's a bit more challenging now.....
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 08:54:56 8,340 posts
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    The idea was to get a bit more of a lay of the land so I could restart after he died and do it efficiently.

    I was fully expecting a 2nd part to the quest and was quite shocked by the speed of completion. Chapter 9 was just an annoyance to be honest. Waltz need to resurrect all the enemies I had just beaten was getting on my nerves. I had done chapters 1-7 normally and went back to A rank them and chapter 10-11 were ones in which you couldnít just dart to the finish line.
  • Mola_Ram 15 Oct 2018 08:55:44 21,765 posts
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    I've done most missions the proper way. But sometimes I get tired of retrying, and just want to continue the story (or finish quickly to grind some xp/money for future missions).

    So if I see a small map, where there aren't any AA guns or barriers on the way to the goal, you can bet I'll eventually be carting my people over there in an APC. It would be a bit of a problem if I could do *every* mission like that, but sometimes it's just nice to have a bit of respite.

    It is a shame that turn count is the only thing that counts for rank, though. I do like the different strategies you can use when you're trying to be turn-efficient, but it would be nice to have other things count. Maybe it could have little battle achievements like "complete using only 3 units", or "complete without using tanks", "complete having killed 5 troopers", etc.
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 08:56:55 8,340 posts
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    ^^^^ this would have been ideal.
  • oldschoolsoviet 15 Oct 2018 09:39:05 6,759 posts
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    The squad stories fufil that to an extent, really enjoy those with their predetermined layout requiring specific strategy - two grenadiers and a lancer in the last one. Pity I had AT mortars and an Anti Inf Lance, when they needed their default weapons lol.

    As for Walz and his powers of Christ - touch the enemy bodies after killing so that they disappear, in a kill-confirm fashion. Only the bodies that remain get resurrected.
  • Mola_Ram 15 Oct 2018 09:43:06 21,765 posts
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    Yeah, I like the squad stories for that reason. I just wish there were more of them.
  • Baihu1983 15 Oct 2018 10:37:08 11,762 posts
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    A next gen game that doesn't have a patch to dl when you install it? Shock!
  • Duffking 15 Oct 2018 10:41:52 16,402 posts
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    Surprised it's still using the "get units to x" mission objectives, would have thought they'd avoid that entire problem for this.
  • oldschoolsoviet 15 Oct 2018 11:27:56 6,759 posts
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    I suppose the team wanted to keep to the formula for newcomers, but a wee side mission where you steered the boat itself might've been fun. Steer close to the cliffs using thon deckguns, lancers etc to take down enemy emplacements, steer away with engineers healing a nearby component to fix the boat.

    It's the kind of thing us veterans would've liked to have seen, along with an increase in scale. Something like a War Thunder size map with numerous tanks and squads moving as groups of 5 etc. Ch4.1 barely dabbles by throwing you the two extra tanks to deal with the assault group.

    Thinking about it on a boring Monday in work, y'know what would work ?

    Valkyria Chronicles Tactics.
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 13:12:38 8,340 posts
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    I do like how easy it is to cheese skirmishes though, it seems fun :).

    Am upto chapter 13 and not looking forward to it after OSSís previous commentd
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 13:54:00 8,340 posts
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    Woo did it \o/ A ranked during lunch.
  • oldschoolsoviet 15 Oct 2018 19:56:34 6,759 posts
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    Heh, I've only just found the easy 'secret' path on 13 this evening in a replay.....

    And there's a reason for that:
    *PSA/slight spoiler* - you'll need to prepare a sacrifice, one person to die in Ch16.

    To that end, I've been grinding to unlock squad stories, and it seems Ch8.1 works well, burning 8CP on one toon, putting them in the APC on the eighth, and using the remaining three to do the drive/capture. That's 16 points towards the 40, so two to three runs for a trio. Guess you don't have to grind everyone with this trio system, but it's difficult to remember who's who.....
  • Graxlar_v3 15 Oct 2018 20:12:34 8,340 posts
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    Game fucked me over on chapter 14 :/ why would it change my fucking mortars

    Quick return to headquarters and a three turn won that would have been a defeat if not for Rileyís very last shot

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 20:37:55 15-10-2018
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 08:52:06 8,340 posts
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    \o/ 15-2 done. I am loving this game but I am starting to feel a little lethargic. I hope it will wrap up soon.
  • Mola_Ram 16 Oct 2018 11:04:16 21,765 posts
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    Lol, they totally stole a plot twist from Snowpiercer.
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 11:08:02 8,340 posts
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    @Mola_Ram have I reached the plot twist? Baring in mind I havenít seen snowpiercer.
  • Mola_Ram 16 Oct 2018 13:24:21 21,765 posts
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    Yes, but it's not a huge deal or anything. :)
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 14:02:42 8,340 posts
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    So, chapter 16 is going to make me cry...
  • oldschoolsoviet 16 Oct 2018 14:04:27 6,759 posts
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    @Mola_Ram

    Finally, someone else has twigged ! Thought I'd put a spoiler tagged comment in a previous post, but seems I removed it for fear of ruining the crucial story beats. :D
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 14:12:44 8,340 posts
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    really feel like i am missing out on something :/
  • Mola_Ram 16 Oct 2018 14:20:57 21,765 posts
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    If you must know, it's to do with giant snow battle cruisers/trains being powered with the invaluable help of small children.
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 14:27:04 8,340 posts
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    oh, ok...

    i get you now lol

    guess, it really was just because i hadn't seen the film.

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 14:27:28 16-10-2018
  • oldschoolsoviet 16 Oct 2018 19:48:16 6,759 posts
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    Can't believe I haven't noticed this until now.....all the squad stories mission titles are plays on war films !

    Knew the C*L*A*S*H one looked funny, but Blackwell Down just made me feel like an idiot.
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 20:17:49 8,340 posts
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    Chapter 17 may kill my interest in the game dead.

    Well that lil rant did me the world of good lol

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 21:41:42 16-10-2018
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Oct 2018 22:23:15 8,340 posts
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    Ok, chapter 18 can well and truly fuck off, I donít have a clue how you can do this
  • Graxlar_v3 17 Oct 2018 06:22:03 8,340 posts
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    Up til 1 last night but I did it.

    D ranked the last mission because it was horrible but will go back to it once I have maxed out everyoneís gear.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 17 Oct 2018 20:12:31 6,800 posts
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    I've fallen way, way behind you guys. Got distracted by too much Forza Horizon 4. Back into VC4 now, though. Been farming 8-1 for cash. Apparently there's a secret character unlocked by having 1 million in cash - not earning 1 million in total, but actually having 1 million at a single time. 8-1 gives 90k for a few minutes' work, so seems a very, very efficient way to get that relatively early on.
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