We don't always like being nonplussed

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Final Fantasy IV Part 57 Light bulbs are the devil's candy

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ogre Battle Extra: In Which We Put A Ring On It

We need to go back to Muspelm and pick up a couple important things.

First, we get the Book of the Dead ("Undead Law" -man, that's a really specific branch of jurisprudence) from one town.

From this town, we get the Dream Crown. That will turn one of the women into my party into a Princess- I just have to figure out which one. My top choices are Aisha and Norn. It'll probably be Aisha- Norn's already a good damage-dealer and Aisha's unit has a lot to gain from the Princess' special skill. The Princess not only gets a couple group-hit Holy attacks, but everyone in a Princess-led unit gets a bonus attack, like a built-in Emperor card. It'll probably be Aisha, but since that could be a great way to tank her ALI, I'll probably wait until I really need it.

But with the Undead Law, we go all the way back to Sharom, where Lanselot slew Uther/Usar.

We meet with Batista the Necromancer, who trades us the Undead Law for the Undead Ring.

When we use the Undead Ring on Warren...

...his journey towards the Dark Side is complete. He is a Lich, with three group-hitting magic spells per battle. If he was doing well before, he's damn near unstoppable now.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ogre Battle 37: Thrust and Rushdie?

So we've now captured every town and temple on the map.

And it's payday.

So we go to fight Slust. I send Warren, because Warren kills everything and it doesn't matter who you send. I call up Shaft to defend the shop town, and we're off!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Editorial: Are You $%*@ing KIDDING Me!?

So Consumerist's Worst Company in America poll is over, and in a final round that came down between Electronic Arts and Bank of America, the winner is...


You cannot be fucking serious.

Have-to-have-an-Origin-account vs. This.

Project Ten Dollar vs. This.

EA "ruining" Bioware, vs. This.

These examples were culled off of the first two pages of Consumerist's BoA tag. They go back to this February. EA's a bad company with many, many problems, approaching customer service and issues of used games and piracy in bad ways, but... can they take your home? Can they ruin your credit rating? Can they damage the world economy?

The answer to any and all of those is a resounding no. EA can attach a lot of strings to a product we buy for recreation and, like any other company on the face of the earth, treat its employees and customers like garbage.

To every gamer who took it upon themselves to encourage voting for EA in this contest: Way to make us look a bunch of entitled children again, guys! Appreciate it.

Ogre Battle 36: Valkyrie Go Down the Hoooole

Matter of fact, Warren meets our Vultan friends first! They're heading straight for our base- I'm going to pull a unit to defend the base and let FLAIL stand back as a last resort. If he's (ahem) bumped off, it's Game Over. Not that they get past Warren, but better to plan. Warren bashes them around, and then they try to capture Kamui's town to recuperate, and he finishes them off.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ogre Battle 35: When we get to 64 I'm titling it "Person of Lordly Caliber"

So yeah, we're way up in the air. If any unit without a living flier is knocked off the edges by virtue of losing a battle, WIPEOUT. So as usual Kamui and Gilbert will be some of our first deploys, though since the shop town's ringed by mountains I send Warren to hold it after Kamui gets it for us. Gilbert heads for this island:

because there's a couple of nifty things to get.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ogre Battle 34: Look! Up in the Sky!

So during our last stage, you might remember, we found a Chaos Gate.

Call me crazy, but I think it might have something to do with the appearance of this floating island! We're going to check that out, but first I have to do some housekeeping. Our army's getting kind of bloated, and we need to make some changes.