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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson
You likely won't believe me, but I just beat Dario...first try lol I was using Serge, Riddel, and Fargo. Serge and Riddel got wiped out in seconds...so I was left with Fargo, blue innate. Well, turns out if you just keep attacking, and using your last points or whatever to cast a blue element, he almost always responds with "Weaken", over and over and over again. So your blue element attacks do barely anything, but then you can just keep attacking in between and rarely even get touched. I had full HP for 90% of the battle, then when he was almost done, I just used blue element cures and attacks in between. My heart was still pounding though cause I knew one wrong move and I would be toasted
I figured that out purely by chance too
So far, the Fire Dragon and Dark Serge or whatever he's called, gave me the most trouble. Fire Dragon the most. All the other Dragons were very easy though.
Yep! That's the strategy I recall too. Make him counter with Weaken. You can also try to sneak in different element attacks in between (that is, if you have a full group). Congrats...there's an element of luck to that battle. I think I had to redo it 2-3 times before winning.
Originally Posted by SwishaMane
Just found this club!
A good friend of mine and I started an oldschool game night every Sat. evening. Using HTPC, we emulate EVERYTHING, and its a blast. Especially when you buy decent USB to retro controllers, and map everything right. The latency is an issue, but its almost un-noticeable... ALMOST!
I added you to the club, because you only listed 3 consoles that qualify, but usually I would need it formatted into a proper list like in the original post (Mega Man had to do this, he had a very long list lol).
You'll find that a lot of the time, 8-bit and 16-bit consoles are what are most popular here. However, I love me some original Playstation.
I would definitely recommend you play Tactics Ogre and Lunar: SSSC (I don't know about the second one). I've finished them both. I would say Lunar is a better bet for it's story and characters (and FMV), but Tactics Ogre is better in terms of gameplay and customization.
My preference in gaming is JRPGs and always has been, I've finished hundreds, so you'll fit right in here. Aaron is playing Chrono Cross and finally trying to finish it. I just finished my repro cart of Bahamut Lagoon for Super Famicom.
Personally, I'm not looking forward to the FF7 remake... FF7 was middle school to me, but I started FF with Final Fantasy 2 (4) on SNES like years before FF7 made it big. I much prefer the original medieval style FF (especially 1-5), but I loved FF7 too. The last FF game I actually finished and liked was 9. So I'm a die hard classic FF fan. Sorry, but from the trailer for the remake it looks like crap to me (no offense); they're changing the game entirely. I think getting rid of turn based combat and turning it in to a button mashing action RPG is what kills it. But, you know, they are likely reusing the FF15 engine and that's how FF15 will be (press one button). I'll just leave it at that, I'm fully prepared to have my childhood destroyed. Chances are I won't buy it, but watch videos and sulk.
Originally Posted by Subassy
SwishaMane said something about a fat PS2 with a 500 gig hard drive. Not sure he directly said he was playing games off it but there's only some many reasons to have a 500 gig hard drive in a ps2. So I inferred that was the use. That inference triggered a memory of a thought from last night, of building a file server with ISOs of all my PS2 (and PS1 and I guess original Xbox games) completely dedicated to playing said games over then network.
I could put emulators as well but I was just talking about games playing on PS2 hardware specifically.
Dude I'm always a PM away if you want any help or advice with this stuff. And I think that mostly everything you said should be okay to discuss, but if you're really worried I will discuss these things with you privately. It's less for piracy and more for the purpose of modding something and making it useful. If Aaron can gut an Xbox and turn it into a PC and load it with emulators, you should be okay to talk about upgrading your PS2's hard drive. I think as long as we don't post links to ROMs or ISOs, softmod installers, or even emulators, we are within the TOS. As it stands, I am yet to hear of a member getting an infraction from a moderator because of this thread and I don't intend for that to happen. We are enthusiasts, not just of PC hardware but of our many game consoles. Part of that is tweaking them or making them more useful to us. As long as we don't discuss the things I mentioned we should be fine. On that note, I've never seen a moderator post in this thread, ever, so I think we're okay. If anything, as long as no one reports any posts we'll be okay
As far as the modding goes, I'm that guy. I've softmodded Xbox, PS2, Wii, PSP, and Vita. So if you want help, let me know.
Personally, I play my PS1 ISOs on my softmodded PS2. I also have a PS1 emulator on my Xbox that works pretty well (although, slow in some games). Lately if I wanna play PS1 games though, I play eboots on my PSP. Strider 2 on PSP is pretty awesome.