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Erpy

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I’m not sure if I want to buy this now or wait for all the 3 games to hit this year and binge them all in a row.
At release, people in Japan used to think CS3 was the end of the story arc. Then they got to the end, realized that Falcom managed to end it in a cliffhanger more spiteful than the one at the end of CS1 and promptly got out their Kondo-shaped voodoo dolls en masse again.

So yeah, can binge CS1 and CS2, as long as you're confident in your ability not to get burned out. CS2 doesn't end on a cliffhanger. CS3 does.
 

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just beat Zero. What an ending....tears were shed...

Starting AO now. I see a lot of people like AO more than Zero, but I tend to disagree with a lot of people on what's considered good, so lets see just how good it is, because Zero was fantastic.
 

Aaronrules380

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I fucked up and forgot to use a battle scope on
Alisa
during one of the practical exams. No platinum for me I guess! Serves me right for not having multiple save files.

I beat the game on my Vita a long time ago, so it's great playing through once again. Nightmare difficulty has certainly been interesting so far, though not a huge deal since Machias breaks the game.
I don't think you can actually get a platinum on a single playthrough since one requires all master quarts, and there's one part where you have to choose one of 2 for a given playthrough
 

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just beat Zero. What an ending....tears were shed...

Starting AO now. I see a lot of people like AO more than Zero, but I tend to disagree with a lot of people on what's considered good, so lets see just how good it is, because Zero was fantastic.
Ao is a lot better, possibly the best in the series.
 

Skulldead

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I'm at 4 hours so far, i'm actualy impress by the setting and the story so far, WAY less anime then i thought (shining resonance was simply horrible on that department). Nightmare mode is perfect difficulty so far, better stay that way during all the course of the game. Great game so far !
 
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just beat Zero. What an ending....tears were shed...

Starting AO now. I see a lot of people like AO more than Zero, but I tend to disagree with a lot of people on what's considered good, so lets see just how good it is, because Zero was fantastic.
Do you speak Japanese? Or is there a way for us English speakers to experience these games?
 

Erpy

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Do you speak Japanese? Or is there a way for us English speakers to experience these games?
There are fan-patches, but the Zero one is a pre-editing leak so until the editing process is finished (hopefully this summer) playing it involves tuning out a fair amount of overly-literal phrasing and occasional gibberish if you start talking to NPC's.
 

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Do you speak Japanese? Or is there a way for us English speakers to experience these games?
Played the translation. It's really not as bad as people make it out. Yeah there's spelling errors and stuff but it didn't prevent me from enjoying the characters and story. Who knows when that final translation will come out.
 
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Played the translation. It's really not as bad as people make it out. Yeah there's spelling errors and stuff but it didn't prevent me from enjoying the characters and story. Who knows when that final translation will come out.
That might be something I have to do after I play through the Rereleases of CSI&II.

Is it on PC?
 

Erpy

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Played the translation. It's really not as bad as people make it out. Yeah there's spelling errors and stuff but it didn't prevent me from enjoying the characters and story. Who knows when that final translation will come out.
Presumably in a few months. They're clearly aiming to have it done before CS3 comes out.
 
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Zerker updates his twitter name to reflect the part of the game he's currently editing and it's been on the same small area for the past couple months meaning there hasn't been any forward progress. I would actually be surprised if it comes out before CS3 at this point. Even if it does, it's going to be cutting it pretty close.
 
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I’m in the middle of Chapter 3 and can’t stop playing. Lol... it’s 1 in the morning and I have to be up early to run errands. This game and characters are really enjoyable.

I can’t believe I’ve never given this series a try before and to think I pick this up on a whim.
I finished Chapter 3 last night, and I feel exactly the same.

It's been a long time since I've been so thoroughly absorbed in a game's story. And the combat system in this game is utterly sublime, I love it.

I found out last night that Millium and Aloy (Horizon) are voiced by the same person. Holy shit, Ashly Burch has crazy range.
 

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I just made it to Chapter 4 Free Day.


I had a question about the Trails of Cold Steel 2 collectors edition.

Does it come with a soundtrack like the first one does? I have GameStop credit to burn through and want the Second game.


Edit: What’s the deal with the GameStop app having imthe collectors edition for pre order with no product details and have a pre own price despite the fact it releases on May 7th?
 

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Oh jeez Cold Steel 2 comes out so soon? Been blazing through the game and just got to Chapter 6, its been a while since a game engaged me this much and I just spend all my free time on it. I just finished SC and will head into 3rd, hopefully can knock out 3rd before CS2 releases.
 

Clocian

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Digging the gameplay improvements from Zero to Ao. You can tell AO was the game that came before CS1. On chapter 2 right now.
 

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Made it to the
trade conference
in AO. Pretty cool knowing what happens at this exact time in CS1 and getting a different perspective on it.
 

nivorae

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I just made it to Chapter 4 Free Day.


I had a question about the Trails of Cold Steel 2 collectors edition.

Does it come with a soundtrack like the first one does? I have GameStop credit to burn through and want the Second game.


Edit: What’s the deal with the GameStop app having imthe collectors edition for pre order with no product details and have a pre own price despite the fact it releases on May 7th?
The CS2 LE contains the following;

  • Physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II on PS4
  • Ouroboros Emblem Pin
  • Musical Selections CD containing 23 full-length tracks
  • SteelBook® case featuring only artwork, with a separate outer package design
 
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Oh jeez Cold Steel 2 comes out so soon? Been blazing through the game and just got to Chapter 6, its been a while since a game engaged me this much and I just spend all my free time on it. I just finished SC and will head into 3rd, hopefully can knock out 3rd before CS2 releases.
May 7th is still just a placeholder date for the moment so you still might have time.
 

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Made it to the field trip of chapter 4. Killed some enemies in those underground areas for some Mira and now Laura/Fie got themselves some nice up to date and upgraded weaponry. I missed the powerhouse Laura. <3
 

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The CS2 LE contains the following;

  • Physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II on PS4
  • Ouroboros Emblem Pin
  • Musical Selections CD containing 23 full-length tracks
  • SteelBook® case featuring only artwork, with a separate outer package design

Nice.. I’m going to preorder it later today. I can’t wait until I play my way up to the Trails of Cold Steel made for the PS4. The first game is charming giving me those PS2 era vibes.

I’m debating if I want that Fire Emblem Seasons of War Edition.
 

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Well chapter 2 of AO has to be the best early chapter of any trails game I've played thus far. Wild ride already. If it continues it probably will end up being better than Zero at the end.
 

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Some time this quarter.

Cold Steel 3 is planned for this Fall/Autumn.

I went yesterday to GameStop to preorder it and the employee was saying it’s been May 7th for awhile. They’ve been trying to push preorder for Cold Steel 2. I ended up preordering The Collectors Edition and the early access Edition for for Cold Steel 3.

I... Need them Soundtracks.
 
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Kromeo

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Made it to the field trip of chapter 4. Killed some enemies in those underground areas for some Mira and now Laura/Fie got themselves some nice up to date and upgraded weaponry. I missed the powerhouse Laura. <3
I never had any need to do it until a particular fight in the second game on hard, but if you set Laura up right you can literally one shot bosses with her
 

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I’m curious, what build is this? I’m hesitant of searching online myself because people are brazen with story spoilers
Generally speaking you just put a lot of strength quartz, etc. on Laura and have her use her 200CP S-Craft after buffs, but specifically there's a mid-late game quartz that's pretty useful.
The Domination Quartz doubles the character's damage output for their first attack. Notably, this doesn't include buffs or anything, so you can set Laura up with her craft that increases her attack power by 50%, have Alisa or someone restore her CP, and then use her S-Craft. A lot of bosses can be one shot by this strategy, the only real problem is when you have multiple fights in a row, or Laura isn't in the party. And even then you can still do less effective versions of this strategy with other characters in combination with other buffs, or with Zeram items to restore your CP.
 

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Generally speaking you just put a lot of strength quartz, etc. on Laura and have her use her 200CP S-Craft after buffs, but specifically there's a mid-late game quartz that's pretty useful.
The Domination Quartz doubles the character's damage output for their first attack. Notably, this doesn't include buffs or anything, so you can set Laura up with her craft that increases her attack power by 50%, have Alisa or someone restore her CP, and then use her S-Craft. A lot of bosses can be one shot by this strategy, the only real problem is when you have multiple fights in a row, or Laura isn't in the party. And even then you can still do less effective versions of this strategy with other characters in combination with other buffs, or with Zeram items to restore your CP.

Thanks! Laura always struck me as a miniature Hulk but I haven’t figured out a good build for her or Rean.
 

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There's also the fun "max out the moebius master quartz and pump your entire team full of attack boost items + zeram capsule OTK" strat
 

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Just completed chapter
4
in AO....

WWWWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!

My body was not ready for all that fuckery. I did not think the ending of CS1 could be topped, especially from a psp game with it's limitations but yeah.....wow.....I have questions I need to ask the vets who have beaten all the games so far once I complete this one. Goodness.....and to think most westerners won't even experience the **** that goes on in these two games....criminal...
 

shimon

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Just completed chapter
4
in AO....

WWWWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!

My body was not ready for all that fuckery. I did not think the ending of CS1 could be topped, especially from a psp game with it's limitations but yeah.....wow.....I have questions I need to ask the vets who have beaten all the games so far once I complete this one. Goodness.....and to think most westerners won't even experience the **** that goes on in these two games....criminal...
I told you it gets better :) Glad you're enjoying the game, it really is something special. And 100% agreed on the "criminal" part about people missing out on this gem of a game.
 

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Just beat AO, and man....I'm so emotionally drained. It was indeed better than Zero, and I'm gonna have to say that zero/ao is now my favorite arc so far. Pretty bummed that it only has two games, but I hear CS3 is like a melting pot of stuff from all the arcs so willfully when that comes out later this year there will be returning cast (Please don't say if they return or not). They straight up spoil CS2 at the very end lol. Oh well.

I'm looking forward to returning to Erebonia in CS2 next month and see how the fuckery unfolds in that. Can't wait!
 

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Question for vets.

In Zero we see
Joachim
power up and change
appearance with the white hair, red eyes taking the medicine
. In CS1
Raen
does something similar. Is this explained in later CS games or is there really no connection? I've only completed CS1 last month.

Also I saw on Amazon that the release date for CS2 on Amazon changed from the 7th to the 28th. So it looks like we have our release date even if they didn't officially announce it yet.
 

nivorae

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Question for vets.

In Zero we see
Joachim
power up and change
appearance with the white hair, red eyes taking the medicine
. In CS1
Raen
does something similar. Is this explained in later CS games or is there really no connection? I've only completed CS1 last month.

Also I saw on Amazon that the release date for CS2 on Amazon changed from the 7th to the 28th. So it looks like we have our release date even if they didn't officially announce it yet.
it isn't really explained from what i recall, though there is room for theorisation related to Sen IV.
Regarding release date i won't take anything unless XSEED tweets it out, they really need to get this shit figured out because it keeps being a big issue with their releases.
 

Jake2byFour

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Question for vets.

In Zero we see
Joachim
power up and change
appearance with the white hair, red eyes taking the medicine
. In CS1
Raen
does something similar. Is this explained in later CS games or is there really no connection? I've only completed CS1 last month.

Also I saw on Amazon that the release date for CS2 on Amazon changed from the 7th to the 28th. So it looks like we have our release date even if they didn't officially announce it yet.
Same with GS, date changed. Best Buy still has the 7th date.
 

ryodi

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I’m the UK so no Special Edition for us and I made th mistake of ordering a US copy from Amazon.com. It arrived squashed in bubble wrap because they didn’t put it in a box. Lesson learned, I’ll be ordering CS2 from VG+. The steelbook is gorgeous and a ful colour manual is a nice bonus.
 

Clocian

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Went ahead and bought CS2 on steam. Couldn't wait lol. Wasn't sure if my laptop could run it as I'm a noob to PC gaming, but it works just fine. Kinda sucks I couldn't import my PS4 CS data though...
 

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I’m just over 81 hours and in what I’m thinking is the final dungeon which I’m hoping it’s not.

I love this game and have 2 and 3 physical collectors and early adaptor editions pre ordered and paid off.

With that said...

I’m gonna be pissed if I’m really at the end of the game and won’t be able to see the fruits of my labor I’ve been building for the past week. I’m hoping my frustrations are a design choice and not because I didn’t play the game the way it was intended to be played. I’ll voice those frustrations after I watch the credits roll.
 

Kromeo

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I’m just over 81 hours and in what I’m thinking is the final dungeon which I’m hoping it’s not.

I love this game and have 2 and 3 physical collectors and early adaptor editions pre ordered and paid off.

With that said...

I’m gonna be pissed if I’m really at the end of the game and won’t be able to see the fruits of my labor I’ve been building for the past week. I’m hoping my frustrations are a design choice and not because I didn’t play the game the way it was intended to be played. I’ll voice those frustrations after I watch the credits roll.
You'll know you're in the final dungeon when you hear the amazing music, I won't spoil anything but it's not the end of the game though...
 

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You'll know you're in the final dungeon when you hear the amazing music, I won't spoil anything but it's not the end of the game though...

This is really really encouraging. Though this whole soundtrack has had nothing but amazing music. We’ll see. My disabled ass would envision myself doing a back flip if I’m just at the halfway point. I love deep long JRPG’s.
 

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Where in the game are you?

6 month mark. I just beat the 7th floor of the old school. There’s a mech now. I was supposed to go back and talk to George but I’m taking a break.

Roughly how far am I? I personally hope I’m just at the halfway point because I don’t want it to end.
 

shimon

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6 month mark. I just beat the 7th floor of the old school. There’s a mech now. I was supposed to go back and talk to George but I’m taking a break.

Roughly how far am I? I personally hope I’m just at the halfway point because I don’t want it to end.
I'm afraid I've got some bad news...