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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mother (Earthbound 0) Flailthrough - Day 17 (Seriously, RUN!)

Alright, to start off this week I've got to extend much thanks, or en Espanol, "muchachos grande," [Ed. That means 'big men'] to AngeliqueDaemon for finding the kindness in her heart to sit and do nothing but power level my characters for a night. This is quite a kindness, because to put it mildly at this point power leveling in this game is driving me bat-shit insane.

Now, without farther doodoo, let's make our way east into a land full of what I'm sure are monsters that are just waiting for an excuse to rip out my liver and wear it as a hat! Yay!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Romancing Saga 2 part 22: "For Bear!" Cried Our Forebears.

And now, we face the man I presume to be the leader of the group that took our beloved Bear and his equally-beloved ATK 19 longsword from us. The boss music plays and he makes reference to Kujinshi, the swordsman of Somon who killed Gerarl's brother and father. It is SO on now. How on? So on that I need to take a magic marker and make another setting on the on switch, past on, marked On+.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Romancing Saga 2 part 21: Trouble Bruin.

The Skeletons guarding the doorway include this pallette-swap-plus-wings beastie, conveniently grouped with the original sprite. Bear loses his penultimate LP to its poison breath.

There is nothing but enemies in those rooms. And then we fight the same group on the way out.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Romancing Saga 2 part 20: Wrong Turns

We survived the pair of Hellhounds. Amazingly nobody even lost LP! The party fought their little hearts out as though it was a boss, but we survived.

The next set, though? Utterly wrecks us, revealing a group fire attack that does 200+ damage a target. Reset time- thank you, treasure-chest-related paranoia, for meaning I've saved in the last ten minutes! It goes better this time, and in the middle of a fight with a pair of Ogres, Bear learns the Ninja's trick of throwing his sword off the back of the screen and having it hit enemies from behind- except for him it does 300 damage! He also goes down again- current LP: 2. Not. Good.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Romancing Saga 2 part 19: Infiltration

I get back to Fort Pile o' Kanji, and the guy who asked me for money is in the bar. I talk to him, and suddenly we're outside and it's dark. Uh... what exactly did I give you 20,000 bucks for, guy? He says something to me and scampers off. I catch up to him at the southmost part of town, around the corner from the fort's entrance.

He leads me further south to a secret passage. We're infiltrating the fort by boat, it seems!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Romancing Saga 2 day 18: ZA DORAGON

The music stays on the "Battle Won!" theme after the big fight, so I'm hoping this means those Metroid-esque slimes won't be back. There are monsters in the next part of the cave though, so I save and put myself on guard. On the upside, Bear's (ahem) barehanded damage is increasing steadily. Seems like he grew back one LP somewhere too- maybe I miscounted due to all the resets?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mother (Earthbound 0) Flailthrough - Day 16 (In which squids are cheap sluts.)

Alright, I guess that we'll start out this trip by going back to the first town to see if we can find some music notes. You know, it has been a long time since I was back in the old neighborhood, maybe I should go check on mom, sis and the dog? Yeah, that sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I'm sure that by now sis has grown into a young woman, hanging out with the wrong crowds and doing all sort of drugs since it's just mom at home, and all she seems to do is sit in the living room and wander back and forth like a ghost, waiting for our father to come home. She doesn't even recognize you unless you talk to her directly, and then she just seems to give you food and send you off to bed... I wonder if she's having an affair yet? There's bound to be someone out there willing to date an empty shell of a woman, because we have to remember someone DID marry Pamela Anderson after all. By now she's probably hooked on drugs too, like little sis, and soon enough they'll both be prostituting themselves to feed their habits, and end up fighting giant squids in the Ozarks...

What? That's what happened to Ron Jeremy.