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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aerospark, Jan 2, 2014.
The first one on one action that I saw so far of the game! Raitoningu vs Mr. Nonipples:
2 hour open beta thoughts:
Looks like characters unlock new HP attacks based on character levels (ex. Cecil gets Paladin Force at character level 2).
You start the game with a random summon and gain more based on battles (maybe through the shop as well? IDK)
There are rare/special avatars that you can earn. They will sparkle and shine.
You can earn outfits in the random shop (already known but I got a Kuja one and was disappointed to learn Kuja isn't playable in this beta).
You gain more ex skills by raising your player level.
The story mode sucks. It forces you to play other modes to unlock "memory" sequences (plot) so you can't just play nothing but story. This is kinda bullshit.
This takes place after the events of Dissidia (Duodecim took place in the cycle before DFF and DFF was supposed to be the last cycle). Could be played off differently like this could be an early cycle because of the whole thing where fewer fighters remain after each cycle but I'm not the lore guy for this series.
You can customize music so you get a specific playlist PER CHARACTER.
You can unlock more phrases for characters. I got one for Cecil that says something along the lines of "I've worn this dark armor for so long there isn't a single mote of light left."
Individual character thoughts
Keep in mind I use English voices as that's how I have played just about the entire series.
I'm surprised he can still walk with how badly he got castrated.
New VA, not nearly as epic or deep as his old one.
No special timing needed on his brave attacks. Just hit and go to work, all the fun is kind of lost with this. I need to go tell a specific friend so we can go cry together as we won't have epic Jecht mirrors anymore.
His EX Skill Fake Out is a cancel of sorts. You can use it to cancel out of any attack (if done during HP attacks you won't inflict HP damage) and canceling into Brave attacks and general EX skills seems to be the most effect use for it. You can't really do a fluid cancel into an HP attack.
I'm not as hyped to play him anymore. I'll definitely still use him when I'm bored of the FF4 cast but HE JUST ISN'T THE SAME!
This guy is scary at range.
Seriously, get in close if you aren't play a marksman type character, he has nothing up close.
Shadow Dragon EX skill really makes or breaks his effectiveness.
Shadowflare is decent.
Not sure how to feel about him.
He's improved in some aspects but in others he feels weaker.
His Flares are back as his neutral brv attacks (ground and air) and you can still have both active at once (both track until they blow up).
Took me a little bit to figure out his ground back brave. It is an explosive seal on the ground whose distance you modify by holding the brv button.
Forward Brv air is his explosive shot. Hasn't really changed.
Base HP attack is meh. Second one is okay (I things it is the huge minefield).
No zap trap (unfortunately).
I just don't feel him.
I expected a bit more.
Only time I felt real excitement is when I hit an opponent with his Stone Throw.
Otherwise he seems kinda lacking in special brave attacks.
Nothing really flashy.
Paladin Force you get at character level 2.
Transforms Cecil into Paladin form.
It has almost no vertical tracking (about the same as Luminous Sphere) and the camera for it really needs some work. I'm serious about that, you don't even see half the attack as it occurs because the camera stays where you were for about half the animation if you hit with it and returns to Cecil right before the HP portion of the attack.
The current roster in the beta isn't final, like the JP beta the roster will be constantly change every week or so. I wouldn't be surmised if everyone EXCEPT Noctis will be playable.
Why everyone except Prince Noodle? D:
Okay I was going to play the demo/beta for Dissidia yesterday but forgot so I need to remember to check it out today! I thought there would maybe just be two characters available so the fact that there's more is cool.
Square for some reason want to keep Noctis' gameplay in the dark. Maximilian is doing character breakdowns for SE and they told him he can't do one of Noctis.
Also, I don't think he was playable in the Japanese beta. Which is so backwards... Why keep Noctis so hush hush? He's the one character most fans and casual players actually want to see
Lemme drop off just a random gameplay screen of Dissidia NT:
I've been playing for a little while too now, I've only taken one image so far lol but I'll try to take more.
They REALLY don't want us to access that Soul Eater HP attack, do they? I don't blame them. It's hella good as a finisher.
Okay from what I've played so far the characters are great looking and the stages look amazing too even if the UI can be really crazy at times, It's cool to see stages like Besaid Island in HD and stuff, They look really good. At first I felt like the battles lasted too long but now that I've got a hang of things and I'm getting better they can actually be really fast actually.
Here's some pictures I've took so far -
I've had like 6 treasures so far and not ONE had a Lightning skin, recolour or weapon... Plz
I really want Equilibrium and the Guardian Corps. recolours... One is based on her Equilibrium(even though its in the game...) and the other is based on her Guardian Corps. Officer skin from 012 including the tights >.>
Yeah the only outfit I've managed to get do far has been one for Vaan, also I'm actually finding it fun so far so that's good, I'm happy I've played the beta to try it out.
Also hey its strange and maybe its because its a beta but even though I don't have PS+ I csan play online with people! Also so far I'm feeling like Terra is the character I like to play as the most.
This is intentional.
Link to the character rotation, Noctis is playable 18-21 and my girl is playable until the 18th so I'm so for Light-Chan ATM. Inb4 I finally get a skin for her after she's gone xD
See? Of course Prince Noodle would grace us with his presence.
And Tidus is now back, yay! :D He turned out to be my favorite, while his old man Jecht is alright too. What character class are they exactly?
Only for 3 days though lol
Tidus and Jecht are both Assassins, so are Lightning, Squall, Noctis, Zidane and Kuja
Character rotation/maintenance is currently happening. You may not be able to get into the beta for the next hour or so.
Cecil's Job Change seems to have less invincibility time, I'm being hit out of it sooner than the last beta so using it to avoid HP attacks has to be spot on.
New Stages. Favorite so far is the one that starts off blank then turns into a field of flowers. Very neat.
Character level is maxed at 3, player level is maxed at 4.
You only get one new HP attack and you get it at C. level 2.
Hopefully with this rotation we see more HP attacks.
As is I'm playing one of two ways with Cecil:
If using Tenebrous Blast/Luminous Sphere I'm primarily using Dark Knight and when using Paladin Force I'm primarily using Paladin.
I really wish you could have both Paladin Force and Soul Eater equipped just so you can more freely swap between classes.
Edit: Character rotation is in the link below.
Lightning gets Razor Gale which is PRETTY FUCKING GOOD!? It's long range AND fucking tracks? I've used HP attack and ran to another charcter a bit further in the map and still got the previous KO lol
Lol...by the time they are finished this will be a completely different game, but I am not sure if it will be a better game. Some stuff is definitely welcome and people basically begged for it since release. Like character switching or Insomnia being a proper, lengthy dungeon. Also a good idea: Exchanging the random royal behemoth guarding the citadel with Cerberus, who also was featured in Kingsglaive and the Omen trailer.
There is however other stuff, that I can already see ruining the actually good parts that were in the game. :/ It looks as if they are going to cram in old Cor and comrades to the very end, when it was the isolation and intimacy of Noctis and his bros being all alone on their way to the slaughtering block that hit a homerun emotionally, even when the prior chapters absolutely sucked story-wise. Like the train ride/Shiva scene they are probably going to destroy what good they had in a misguided attempt to make it better or more epic.
And of course Luna is on the cover, lol:
Who is this Luna? XD