We don't always like being nonplussed

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! So what did you get?

That Guy's Mother Flailthrough will return tomorrow! Until then, all of us at Flailthroughs wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays.

It was a good Christmas for games: I got Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light from That Guy and AngeliqueDaemon! She got him a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game and its matching guide; he got her Dragon Quest IX. I got her DQIV, and him Final Fantasy V Advance and a Pokemon Emerald guide. Plus, That Guy is almost ready to get himself a PS3, so this opens another channel for import gaming for the site! (Plus I'll finally be able to play Disgaea 3.) Here's hoping everybody else got something new to play too!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Torneko Day 20: Worst. Death. EVER.

Alright, time to head back in so I can pay for my wife's car dealership or whatever the hell. I don't think Torneko is Ignorance, but his wife is totally Want.

Heh heh. A Dragon Shield +5 is enough that I'm taking 0 damage from slugs and Slimes. I'm doing pretty well outside of needing bread. And a sword. I have found plenty of healing herbs and Sleep Staves, though, so I'm holding up. Plus I run across an Escape Scroll, so that helps too.


I just pulled an incredible stupid you guys. I'm dying of hunger, and letting my HP run down before I take an Herb to get my HP back to full and my Stamina back to 5%. And I run facefirst into a Chimaera. It does 10 damage to me, leaving me at 1HP. Now, I have a Sleep staff, so I decide it's smarter to put it under first so I don't lose 10 of the HP I'm going to the trouble of restoring. So I put the Chimaera to sleep.

Except I'm starving, and every turn costs me 1HP.

You can guess what happens next.

This is absolutely the STUPIDEST way I have EVER died in a videogame in the history of ever, and here I am recording it for posterity. I lose my kickass Dragon Shield and my Power Ring. There's other goodies in the vault, but that was so. Damn. DUMB.

6000 Gold left to get for my wife to start franchising Nene's Bar in other towns, or something. Monday!

Sorry for the short post, but there's cookies to bake and presents to unwrap here at Flailthrough Headquarters. Merry Christmas to everybody celebrating, and have a good weekend one and all!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Torneko Day 19: The Grand Tour(neko)

I sit in a corner to heal and eat a small Bread to get my Stamina back, and then move on. I'm doing okay, but unless I come across some more healing and/or Fire Breath herbs I have my doubts about withstanding five more floors of this. Hell, I have my doubts about THIS floor.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Torneko Day 18: Stop the music!

Hot damn! The first room of Floor 20 nets me an Escape Scroll. I've got a couple herbs again too, and the Ikazuchi Staff is great for taking out otherwise-resilient, high XP-yield Golems. What I really need though, if I'm to get to Floor 27, is some BREAD.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Torneko Day 17: A New Ring and a New Record!

Okay. So, my wife's running my shop, and now she has a bar. Isn't it going to be a tremendous drain on her time, as a busy entrepeneur, if she's having to nurse my portly, bludgeoned ass back to health every other day?

What I'm suggesting, honey, is that it'd be better for the business all around if I took an early retirement.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dragon Quest VI: It's almost time!

With Christmas almost here I look ahead as retailers do (and check for the candy on December 26th if you don't believe me) to Valentine's Day. Why? Well, as the precursor to the next installment of Discount Candy Day* it's always pleasant to see. But more importantly, Tiny Cartridge reports that Valentine's Day is when we get Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation for the DS in North America. This is big, exciting news to me, since DQVI is the very last of the mainline Dragon Quest games that has never been released in English. Tactics Ogre PSP is due the same day- frankly I'm going for DQVI first, but I doubt that'll surprise anyone...

*Discount Candy Day is the happiest, most cost-effective time of year. It's also the only holiday to come four times a year, on February 15th, whatever the Monday after Easter is, November 1st, and December 26th.

Torneko Day 16: Neat Ring! And I AM a mortal man doomed to die, so...

Well, one important thing I've learned about my mystery ring: it keeps me from getting hungry. I'm still at 100% Stamina after exploring the first floor completely. Two crucial aspects of this boon: I don't have to carry bread, and I can idle to recover HP with no penalties. Floor 27 is looking like an actual possibility now.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mother (Earthbound 0) Flailthrough - Day 2 (Ha ha, Racism isn't funny.)

We begin out next trip by setting out of the house for the first time... and I have to say, I'm a bit underwhelmed. There's a whole lot of nothing outside, and aside from my trusty dog, who isn't as trusty as he was in the SNES version and won't travel with me, I see almost nothing. I start to think that this means no random battles, but then I remember that this is the NES, not the SNES, and that the encounters may not appear on the screen. About that time, I'm attacked by this guy right here.

Meh. x7
I'm going to call him the Apathetic Centipede, because he appears to be shrugging. He's not too much of a fight to be honest, though he does do more damage to me than anything I've battled so far.