Wednesday, December 25, 2013

New 3DS and games

I got the 3DS on Black Friday with the Luigi bundle. It's the cobalt blue color, and I'm finally really glad I finally got one.

I got some new games too, most of them on sale:

I've got plenty of games to play though I always want more. I like the original system best out of the three that I have.

I got this games case when I bought SMT4 and FE:A. I don't really like it very much. It seems a bit hard on the cartridges when you put them in. The games are plastic, so I want something that's a little more gentle on them. 
It does look cool though. 

(Edit: I'm using this case for now, and will see how it goes. It's a bit hard on the games, but they fit well.)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I made it to the third stratum in EO Untold. I handled the stratum FOE just fine...

TP and random battles are the most problematic issues I'm seeing with making fast progress in this game. I don't mind because it is pretty fun to look at on my new 2DS although I do wish I were more efficient sometimes. So I should see about making some small improvements.

I beat Metal Torrent again, and I'm happy about that... It is kind of the game you want to pick up and play with the intention of winning, although it is fun to play no matter what.

More to come.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Please help support my game habit

Hey all, I just created a new PayPal account using the email address I have been using to apply for jobs with:

Please send me money on Paypal to this email address, and I will use it to buy more games, and maybe an original 3DS on sale.

I bought a 2DS, and I like the system. The original resolution looks crisp and sharp compared to the slightly stretched effect on the 3DS XL. The form factor is great, the triggers (R and L) are very nice buttons, and the mono sound is actually neat in my opinion. However, the downsides are that there are no 3D, and it doesn't have a clamshell design, which makes it less portable than its predecessors.

I want to buy an original 3DS someday. I'm thinking of holding out to see if we get the white 3DS in the USA. The only colors available here are black, purple, and pink.

I finished SteamWorld Dig; this is a great eShop game and I highly recommend giving it a shot! It's very good.

I've been playing Etrian Odyssey: Untold...and it is just like the other EO games...but something feels a bit off; maybe that's because I'm playing in "Story Mode," which means your characters have been created for you, and they are fixed. I'm used to switching around a bit until I find something that works well for me. Later, I will be able to change my story characters' classes, and I might do that if something makes sense to change.

I also bought Rune Factory 4, which I'm glad I got to try out. It's a neat little game. Honestly it has made me interested in the Harvest Moon's a spin-off series from Harvest Moon, which is like a farming simulation. In Rune Factory 4, you are a prince or princess who has their own garden to work on, lives in a castle, and hunts monsters.

Just a small update, and I hope I can find some benefactors to support my gaming habit! ;)

You can also send money directly to my account via my iPhone cell number: 5038801696.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Last day for the Atlus 3DS contest

I know I want more 3DS games. That's why I've been entering this contest like a nut. So, here goes the last entry.

What can I say? Etrian Odyssey is my favorite 3DS series. The art is so cool and the dungeon crawling was very exciting. I admit I've gotten jaded over time after 4 games, so I'm looking for new quirks to keep my attention. I'm actually thinking of playing Untold on the highest difficulty possible. Then I'll have to really flesh out and develop my characters. The only thing is that I like to move quickly through the labyrinth, so if the encounters are more difficult, it might impede my progress and make me frustrated.

I played EO4 on casual the first time through, then on normal with a few level 1 characters. Speaking of which, I also need to figure out if I want to play through story first or go with classic. Kind of torn between it. But I usually only use one main party without switching characters too much, and the story party seems very balanced with the default classes, and there seems to be an option to reclass them later too.

Decisions, decisions. Just glad I finally got my hands on this game, and I hope it compels me to play like these games usually do.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

More EOU skill lists and descriptions


Hp up
Tp up
Atk up
Heal mastery

Delayed heal

Clear strike
Toxin injection
Safe passage

Hp up
Tp up
Atk up
Heal mastery: enables healing skills and increases HP recovered through healing
Scavenge: Raises drop rate  
Focus: recovers TP if user's HP is maximum
Cure: heal 1 ally
Heal: bigger heal to 1 ally

Salve: party heal
Regenerate: HoT 3 turns
Delayed heal: party heal next turn
Unbind: removes binds from 1 ally
Refresh: " ailments
Revive: resurrect 1 ally
Diagnosis: raises crit rate for 1 line (buff)
Immunize: raises party's ele def 3 turns

CPR: gives the party a chance to survive mortal blows with 1 HP for 3 turns
Caduceus: melee bash attack to 1 enemy; may stun (staff)
Clear strike: bash to 1 enemy (higher tech, more damage)
Anaesthetic: sleep 1 enemy
Toxin injection: poison 1 enemy
Curare: paralyze 1 enemy
Safe passage: lowers damage from hazard floors
Chop:  find more resources at chop spots


Tp up
Formula mastery
Fire formula
Flame formula

Inferno formula
Ice formula
Freeze formula
Cocytus Formula
Volt Formula
Spark Formula
Thor Formula
Paoin Formula

Light Formula
Light Tincture
Sight Formula
Return Formula

Tp up
Formula mastery: enables alchemical formulas and raises damage from ele atks
Firelight: ranged fire atk at turn's end to enemies hit by light or pain formulas
Scavenge: raises drop rate of items from monsters 
Focus: recovers TP at a turn's end if the user's HP is at max
Alchemy: discarding converts items into ent
Fire formula: ranged fire atk to 1 enemy
Flame formula: fire atk with splash effect 

Inferno formula: ranged fire atk to all enemies 
Ice formula: ice formula to 1 enemy
Freeze formula: ranged ice that pierces enemy lines
Cocytus Formula: ranged ice attack to all enemies
Volt Formula: ranged volt atk to 1 enemy
Spark Formula: ranged volt atk to 1 enemy line
Thor Formula: ranged volt atk to all enemies
Paoin Formula: melee bash atk to 1 enemy; front line only 

Light Formula: nullifies pays atks to user this turn
Light Tincture: " ele atttacks
Analysis: hitting enemy's weakness lowers def for 3 turns (buff)
Dilution: lowers all enemies' ele def for 3 turns (debuff)
Flee: consumers party's HP to escape
Sight Formula: displays all FOEs on map
Return Formula: Ariadne Thread skill
Chop:  allows the user to find more resources at chop spots


HP up 
Atk up
Gun mastery
Double strike
High caliber
Cover fire

Medic bullet
Head snipe
Arm snipe
Leg snipes
Fire rounds
Charged fire
Ice rounds
Charged ice

Volt rounds
Charged volt
Charged shot
Shell shock
Vulcan stance
Action boost

HP up 
Atk up
Gun mastery: enables gun skills and increases damage with guns
Double strike: normal atks may hit twice (passive)
High caliber: raises dmg of crits
Penetrator: normal atks may pierce enemy lines (pas.)
Recharge: may recover the TP used for a skill (pas.)
Cover fire: when user guards from the back, front may recover HP

Medic bullet: removes an ally's ailments and recovers HP
Head snipe: accurate stab to 1 enemy; head bind
Arm snipe: snipe at enemy arms
Leg snipes: leg snipe gun skill
Fire rounds: ranged fire
Charged fire: charged fire shot
Ice rounds: ranged pierce and ice atk
Charged ice: ranged ice atk to 1 enemy; lowers def until activation

Volt rounds: ranged stab and volt atk to 1 enemy
Charged volt: charged volt shot
Charged shot: charged stab attack
Ricochet: multiple atks to all enms
Shell shock: lowers atk, def, hit rate, and evade of rear enemy line; may stun
Vulcan stance: user's normal atks do more dmg and hit all enemies for 3 turns (buff)
Action boost: the user has a chance of acting multiple times on the next turn
Take: allows the user to find more resources at certain taking spots.

Katana Mastery
Severing Slash
Crit Up
Slantwise Cut
Upper Stance

Horse Slash
Swallow Strike
Flame Grater
Clear Stance
Razor Dodge
Arm Strike
Lightning Stab
Drawing Stance

Beheading Cut
Charging Slash
Frigid Slash
Perfect Chaser
Peerless Stance
Indomitable Cry

Katana Mastery: enables Katana skills and increases damage dealt with katanas
Severing Slash: Occasionally kills all enemies instantly at the start of a battle
Crit Up: Raises critical rate
Slantwise Cut: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy. Enables skills requiring a stance afterward
Upper Stance: An overhead stance that raises physical attack and defense for 3 turns.

Horse Slash: Upper stance only: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy
Swallow Strike: Upper stance only: Multiple melee cut attacks to 1 enemy / Uses the initial strike’s momentum to strike multiple times afterward
Flame Grater: Upper stance only: Melee cut and fire attack to a line of enemies
Clear Stance: A stances that raises phys atk and def for 3 turns
Razor Dodge: Clear Stance only: Evade enemy attacks / Reads the enemy’s movements to dodge their attacks. Activation rate lowers with each time it activates.
Arm Strike: Clear Stance only: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy. May bind the enemy’s arms. 
Lightning Stab: Clear Stance: Melee stab and volt that pierces through enemy lines.
Drawing Stance: A stance that raises speed, hit rate, and evade rate for 4 turns. 

Beheading Cut: Drawing Stance only: melee cut 1 enemy; instant kill
Charging Slash: Drawing Stance only: Melee stab attack to 1 enemy
Frigid Slash: Drawing Stance only: Ranged cut and ice attack to all enemies. / A slash with a blade coated in frost.
Perfect Chaser: Stance only: Follow all allies’ normal attacks this turn with another attack.
Peerless Stance: Stance only: Enables all stance skills for 3 turns
Breath: Restores Hp to the user and adjacent allies
Indomitable Cry: fear to all enemies
Mine: find more resources at mine spots


Hp up
TP up
Curse mastery
Staggering Word
Sapping Curse
Frailty Curse
Leaden Curse
Deceit Curse

Blinding Curse
Madness Curse
Torpor Curse
Corrupt Curse
Stoning Curse
Cranial Curse
Abdomen Curse
Immobile Curse

Evil Eye
Muting Word
Conflict word
Suicide word
Relapse Curse
Revenge Curse
Luring whisper

Hp up
TP up
Curse mastery: Enables Curse skills and increases success of ailments
Staggering Word: stun (passive)
Sapping Curse: lower enemy phys/ele atk 3 turns
Frailty Curse: lower enemy phys/ele def 3 turns
Leaden Curse: lowers enemy speed 4 turns
Deceit Curse: lowers enemy hit rate 4 turns

Blinding Curse: blind enemy line
Madness Curse: panic enemy line
Torpor Curse: sleep enemy line
Corrupt Curse: curse 1 enemy
Stoning Curse: petry 1 enemy
Cranial Curse: head bind
Abdomen Curse: arm bind
Immobile Curse: leg bind

Evil Eye: fear enemy line
Muting Word: feared enemy line unable to move & lowered def
Conflict word: feared enemy line attack each other
Suicide word: feared enemy line attack self
Relapse Curse: lowers all enemies' recovery rate from ailments 3 turns
Revenge Curse: untyped atk that is stronger the lower the user's HP
Luring whisper: raise encounter rate
Chop: find more resources at chop spots

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Protector skills list

HP up
TP up
Def up
Shield Mastery
En Garde

Front guard
Rear guard
Fire wall
Volt wall
Ice wall

Bravery's gift
Shield smite
Shield rush
Party cure
Safe passage

HP up
TP up
Def up
Shield Mastery: skills & inc. def.
Aegis: may survive with 1 HP
En Garde: passive guard
Prayer: party recovers HP and TP after battle (pas.)
Provoke: raises chance of being targeted 3 turns (buff)

Parry: repels all physical attacks to the user's line for this turn
Fortify: raises the user's def for 3 turns (buff)
Defender: raises the party's def for 3 turns (buff)
Front guard: lowers phys dmg to front line 
Rear guard: " rear line
Fire wall: protects against fire for all allies
Volt wall: " volt
Ice wall: " ice

Bravery's gift: raises max HP while taking party's damage
Shield smite: bash to 1 enemy; may bind
Shield rush: bash to all enemies; lowers physical attack power
Cure: restores an ally's HP
Party cure: " party
Flee: escape from battle to floor entrance
Safe passage: lowers damage from hazard floors  
Mine: allows the user to find more resources at mining spots

Highlander skills list

Here's a list of the highlander's skills:


HP Up: raises max HP
ATK Up: raises phys attack
Def up: raises phys defense
Spear Mastery: enables spear skills and increases damage
Blood lust: may perform a normal atk when health is lost (passive)
Turning tide: recover HP for all allies when user slays an enemy (pas.)
Battle instinct: may make all allies immune to ailments for 5 turns after battle starts (pas.)
Allied bonds: When skills use HP, allies recover HP at turn's end

Long thrust - ranged stab to 1 enemy
Head pierce: stab to 1 enemy, may bind head or kill instant
Spear assist: melee stab 1 enemy, gains element of skill that activates it
Draining thrust - conumes HP to attack front enemy line
Draining burst: consumes HP for a melee stab atk to all enemies
Legion thrust: consumes the party's HP for a melee stab atk to the front enemy line
Legion burst: consumes party's HP for a melee atk to all enemies
Delayed charge: consumes the user's HP for a ranged stab atk to 1 enemy 2 turns later

Cross charge: consumes the user's HP for a melee stab attack. Stronger with Delayed Charge.
Bloody offense: consumes user's HP to raise a line's phys/ele atk for 3 turns (buff)
Spirit shield: consumes HP to raise one line's ele def for 3 turns (buff)
Blood fortune: consumes party's HP to raise their ailment success rate.
Stigmata: may bind an enemy and the user.
Black sabbath: drains all enemies' HP/recovers party's HP. Transfers ailments/binds to allies
Limitless: charges up for increased damage on next action, which ignores equipment limits
Mine: allows the user to find more resources at mining spots

Sunday, September 22, 2013

EO:U Gameplay impressions

The core EO gameplay returns here in the form of an EO 1 remake. The gameplay is actually closer to EO IV though because the new interface, battle system, and skill trees seem most like that. This is good because EO IV was an improvement. I find it kind of hard to go back to the older games now that we are in the current generation.

It is quite cool you get one point in skills in the Mastery tree just by putting points into the Mastery skill itself. For instance, on the Highlander, putting 5/10 into Spear Mastery unlocks all the skills down to Spear Assist, which is useful in doing Elemental damage. It is kind of like the Landsknecht's links in EO IV, although I think it only does one attack.

Otherwise, Alchemist, story character Arthur, was my party's most consistent highest damage dealer. Maybe that's because I was using the 4/10 Fire spell bolstered by the Highlander's elemental buff. I was playing on Standard  difficulty by the way, and I will likely stick with that for my first playthrough.

I'm excited to see the full game in October. Thanks, Atlus.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Etrian Odyssey Untold first look

Demo impressions:

I'm excited to have a new game to play so soon after the last one...

Story mode is cool right off the bat and looks to be very compelling. It's nice not to have to try to come up with your own party for once, and the starting party seems well balanced. Highlander is a nice addition to play with.

Otherwise, all of the classes from the original Etrian Odyssey game return, although classic mode is not available in the demo.

Since it's on the 3DS, it doesn't even feel like a remake; it feels new and fresh like EO IV did.

Atlus has done it once again! For me, this is a must-buy.

Monday, September 16, 2013

EO 4 Skills

Now that I'm playing the demo of the new EO, one of the first things I noticed were the skills...

I didn't post this before, because you can see them in the game. However since I made my own list of some classes' skills, here it is:


Sonic Raid - Close-range attack against 1 enemy at turn's start
Blazing Link - melee fire attack on 1 enemy. Adds Fire attack to ally's next strike
Freezing Link - " ice
Electric Link - " volt

Power Break - melee bash attack to 1 enemy. Lowers physical damage 3 turns
Mind Break - melee bash. Lowers elemental damage 3 turns

Power Boost - Increases physical attack power
Vanguard - Lower defense for 5 turns while acting first and increasing attack
(Initiative) - when attacking before enemies, damage and acc increases

Double Strike - attack twice with weapon
Spiral Slice - melee cut attack that splashes
Penetrate - (rapier) stab attack that pierces enemy lines

Iron Wall - increases defense against physical attacks
Swordbreaker - Chance of halving physical attack damage to allies on your line

Improved Link - For 3 turns, more allies gain added attacks from Link skills


Leg Snipe - leg bind
Arm Snipe - arm bind
Head snipe - bind head
Chase bind - passive chase bind

Long Shot - ranged stab attack 1 enemy
Steel Arrow - ranged stab that pierces across enemy lines
Flank Shot - ranged stab to an entire line of enemies

Lock On - Increases critical rate for 5 turns

Scavenger - Increases drop rate for materials from defeated monsters
Spotter - Increase party's hit rate 5 turns

Silver Arrow - Ranged stab attack to 1 enemy that ignores buffs and physical def
Squall Volley - Ranged stab attack to enemies at random

Bullseye - Increase crit rate (Passive)
Eagle Eye - Decrease 1 enemy's phys def for 3 turns

Camouflage - Decrease encounters
High Caution - can prevent party from being surprised

Proficiency - Recover TP when performing normal attack

Nerve Strike - melee bash attack 1 enemy. May paralyze (4/8) - story character's starting skill allocation
Moon Slash - katana, melee cut entire line (1/8)
Skull Crusher - mace, melee bash 1 enemy, head bind (1/8)

Blood Surge - Lose HP/TP when you act for increased damage (2/6)
Endure - Once per battle, recover HP when you get to 0 (2/4)

Roar - eliminates buffs on enemy and does untyped damage (2/4)

Power Boost - Increases physical attack (2/10)

Shockwave - Ranged cut to all enemies, costs HP (4/8)
Ice Slash - ice cut (3/8)
Fire Strike - fire bash (3/8)

Deep breath - recover from blood surge (1/4)

Charge - physical attack power next increased (2/4)
Defiance - pays attack power increases with two weapons (2/8)


Proficiency - Decreases drive cool down by 1 turn (*)
Sharp Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Reduces cooldown by 1 turn (3/6)
Impulse Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Recovers TP. used after Sharp Edge (3/6)

Assault Drive - Melee cut to 1 enemy. Lowers DEF until use. 8-turn cooldown (4/10)
Heat Sink - Reduces cooldown by 3 turns (2/4)

Rear Guard - Has 1 ally act last and increase def, 5 turns (1/6)
Power Boost - Increases phys atk power (2/8)

Cool Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Reduces cooldown 2 turns. Used after Sharp Edge or Impulse Edge (3/6)
Charge Edge - Melee cut atk 1 enemy. Increases atk power next turn. Used after Sharp Edge or Impulse Edge (2/6)

Flame Drive - Melee fire cut. Lowers Def until use. 9-turn cooldown (4/8)
Freeze Drive - Ice " (4/8)
Shock Drive - volt " (4/8)

Hawkeye - Decreases 1 enemy's ele def 3 turns (2/4)
Absorber - Recovers some TP after striking enemy's weakness (2/6)
Hunter Sense

Ignition - Cools drive blade and prevents from overheating 3 turns (1/8)
Overdrive - Null Ignition for ranged untyped atk to all enemies. Lowers Def

Finisher - Recover TP when defeat an enemy
Wide Effect - Skills that target 1 enemy may gain splash effect

Accel Drive - Melee untyped cut 1 enemy. Lowers DEF. 9-turn cooldown.
Drive Mastery - The more your drive blade overheats, the more damage you do.

Element Boost - Increases ele and untyped atk (3/8)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Etrian Odyssey IV Info


Bird - Golden Goose (1st Land) - Omnihunter(y), Tusked Crusher(y)
Plant - Gold Stinkhorn (2nd Land) - Dream Eater (y)
Beast - Happiness Hare (3rd Land) - Ice Pincer (y)
Fish - Dragon Carp (4th Land) - birds (Raging Raptor-y), Omnihunter, Death Mantis (y), Tusked Crusher(y)

Special Foods
Golden Egg (1st Land) A5 Fire/Panic
Black Diamond (2nd Land) D4 Volt+++, Vit+8, Luc+8
Golden Crab (3rd Land) C5 Ice/Death/Zzz+++, Vit+8

Albino Taurus (1st Land) D1 - Rare Breed+,Exp+
Immortal Peach (2nd Land) A1 - All stats increased
Ice Pomegranate (3rd Land) B1 - Tec5,Hp50,TP25
Emperor Peacock (4th Land) A5 - Rare Breed++, Drop Rate+++
Cloud Boar (4th Land, Outside Maze 6) - stats

Dragon Crystals
Ice Crystal (3rd Land) - Rare Breed+++
Flash Crystal (2nd Land) - Drop Rate+++
Fire Crystal (1st Land) - Exp+++

Other Useful Food
Bird - 1st Land Rare, Tec+3,Agi+1,Exp++
Fish - 2nd Land Rare, Galaxy Catfish - Ice/Volt+++, TP+20
Fish - 3rd Land Rare, Sweetfish - Fire/Ice+++, Vit+3, EXP++
Beast - 4th Land Rare, Furry Goat - Str+6,Vit+6,HP+80

Pooka - Vigor Book (2nd Land)
Red Pooka - Power Book (3rd Land)
Gold Pooka - Luck Book (4th Land)
Metal Pooka - Speed Book (4th Land)
Rainbow Pooka - Int. Book (4th Land)

Medica IV?

Items: D R L B I F N A S M
Fairy Chain - D - Effulgent Horn
Mythic Nithsdale - R - Berserker Skin
Demon Mail - L - Kingly Skin
Hihiirokane - B - Dream Carapace
Great Coat - All - Deathly Bud
Royal Byrnie - I - Colorful Tongue
Knight Armor - F - Raptor Talon
Mirage Vest - N - Frozen Skin
Verdant Attire - A - Cursed Eye
Panacea Vest - M - Poison Wing
Sylpheed - S - Chaos Feather

Dragonbane - LNDI - Dragon scales
Durandal - LNDI - Bone Shard (from 5mazeboss)
Yagrush - FMB - Cursed Bone
Fragarach - LA - Fire Fang
Tristan's Bow - Damascus Claw
Kerykeion - pumpkinhead rares
Gennou - FMB - Charged Horn
Shiden Ex - I - Sealed Core
Ameno Habakiri - B - Fallen Scale

Nectar II - Raptor Claw
Amrita III - 3 Eerie Scales
Metopon - 

Great Dragon - weak freeze
Storm Emperor - weak fire
Blizzard King - weak volt

Poison Hammer - S. Orchard
Fire Hammer - S. Orchard
Speed Hammer - Q:Treasure on My Mind
Luck Hammer - Q:Defeat a Violent Baboon
Aim Hammer - 1B2 B2
Arm Hammer - 1B2
Crit Hammer - 1B3
Volt Hammer - 2B1
Power Hammer - 2B2
Leg Hammer - 2B2 C4
Spread Hammer - U.Lake
Curse Hammer - 4B1
Pierce Hammer - Q:A Storied Book
Addle Hammer - Q:Find the demonic voice
Luck Hammer - Q:Defeat a violent baboon!
Speed Hammer - Q: Treasure on my mind
Head Hammer - Q: Curry courier
Stun Hammer - Q: Capture Golden Deer
Stone Hammer - Misty Ravine, B3F
Ice Hammer - Quest
Smart hammer - Quest
Death hammer - 6B3 C5

Burst Skills
Dual Fangs - Explorers Guild
Shield Tactics - Explorers Guild
Book of Flight - Explorers Guild
Zoologics - Miasma F.
Flame Wall - 2B1 B4 (from Wufan)
Black Mist - 2B3 (from Wufan)
Spear Tactics - N.Marsh
Star Fall - 3B1 (from Whirlwind)
Slash God - 3B3 (from Kibagami)
Zeus Wrath - South S.
Ice Coffin - Q: Lost:One Ring
Astrologic Terror - 4B3
Rich Hare's Gift - Q:Small flower's needed!
Pranayama Guide - Q:Mist monster (Burst slot)
Protection I - Q:Rise of baboons (Burst slot)
Fast Hare's Gift - Q: Investigation
Protection II - C. Nest
Ill Star Chart - Golden Keep
Cloudy Records - Maze 5 B1F A3
Snake and Bowl - Maze 5 B1F A1
Might of Stars - Quest: Fallen one


30: +4 skill points, +1 all stats
40: +5 skill points, +2 all stats
50: +6 skill points, +3 all stats
60: +7 skill points, +4 all stats
70: +8 skill points, +5 all stats
99: +10 skill points, +10 all stats


Forest Frog – Frog Fluid: kill with bash damage
Mandrake – Sealed Neck: kill while head is bound
Ghost Owl – Shocked Talon: kill with lightning
Lynx - Sealed Claw: kill while arms are bound
Petaloid – Dangerous Bud: kill with instant death
Hollow Believer – Panic Chakra: kill while confused
Claw Beetle – Broken Horn: kill with bash damage
Maya Owl – Sealed Skull: kill while head is bound (3B1)
Magma Spawn – Scorch Stone: kill with a non-attribute attack (3B2)
Glacier Spawn – Frigid Stone: kill with a non-attribute attack (3B1)
Baboon – Toxic Bone: kill with poison (3B2)
Flame Rat – Flame Tail: kill with cut (4B1)
Medusa Tree – Scorched Sap: kill with fire (4B1)
Purple Anoir – Stunned Tongue: kill while paralyzed, low probability (4B1)
Cursed Shroom – Sealed Cap: kill while head is bound (4B3)
Dragonfly – Shocked Bug Eye: kill with lightning (5B1)
Magma Beast – Magma Core: kill with a non-attribute attack (5--3 B3)
Glacier Beast – Glacier Core: kill with a non-attribute attack (5--3 B3)
Ice Bulb – Icy Seed: kill with petrification (5B1)
Wrath Bloom – Scorched Petal: kill with fire (6B1)
Hollow Magus – Frozen Heart: kill with ice, low probability (6B2)
Muskoid – Deathly Bud: kill with instant death (6B2)
Red Lion – Red Lion Fang: low probability (6B3)

Nightmare Ram – Toxic Eye: kill with poison (6B1) - Formaldehyde
Trigourd – Pumpkin Head: low probability (6B2)
Hexgourd – Pale Bone: low probability (6B2) - Kerykeon for all three
Flygourd – Cursed Vine: low probability (6B2)
Moth Lord – Eerie Scales: low probability (6B3) - Amrita3

Overworld FOES
Raging Raptor – Raptor Claw: kill while legs are bound (Land 3) - Nectar II
Death Mantis – Stony Scythe: kill with petrification (Land 4)

Berserker King – Berserker Skin: kill in one turn (1B3) - Mythic Nithsdale
Hollow Queen – Cursed Eye: kill with curse damage (2B3) - Verdant Attire
Boiling Lizard – Effulgent Horn: kill with fire (3B3) - Fairy Chain
Cradle Guardian – Dream Carapace: kill while asleep (The boss himself, the head doesn't have a conditional) (4B3) - Hihiirokane

Quest Boss
Baboon King - (Kingly Skin): kill while confused (Old Forest Mine)- Demon Mail
Chameleon King – Colorful Tongue: kill with ice (South Sanctuary) - Royal Byrnie
Hraesvelgr – Raptor Talon: low probability (Land 4) (Water-Earth-Wind-Fire-Water) - Knight Armor
Sand Leviathan – Poison Wing: kill with poison (Land1 B3F) - Panacea Vest 
Blizzard King – Frozen Skin: kill with ice (killing without ice will get you the scale instead) - (Land 3)Mirage Vest
Storm Emperor – Charged Horn: kill with lightning (killing without lightning will get you the scale instead) (Land 2) - Gennou
Great Dragon – Fire Fang: kill with fire (killing without fire will get you the scale instead) (Land 1) - Fragarach
Iwaoropenelep – Chaos Feather: kill while confused (Moth's Garden) - Sylpheed
Fallen One – Sealed Core: kill while head is bound - Shiden EX

Monster List

Maze 2
Forest Hare
Fire Bulb
War Bison

Raging Boar
Great Lynx

Glutton Vine
Hollow Roamers

Maze 3
FOEs - Plated Chaser

Magma Spawn
Glacier Spawn*
Cave Bat
Claw Beetle*
Maya Owl*
Demon Hopper

Glacier Spawn
Magma Spawn*
Jumping Frog
Baboon* (kinda rare)

Zapper Frog


Maze 4
FOEs - Cold Watchman, Cruel Slayer

Purple Anoir*
Medusa Tree*
Flame Rat*
Flame Lynx
Steel Barb

Peach Crow

Cursed Shroom*
White Ape
Blue Wallaby

Maze 5
FOEs - Rafflesia (Giant Petal)

Curse Locust
Flying Beetle
Thunder Hare
Sleeping Lion
Vampire Bat
Volt Cat
Ice Bulb* (nw)

Maze 4 B3
FOEs - Silent Killer, Scorching Beast
Volt Cat
Clawed Mole
Bloody Knuckle

Maze 3 B3
FOEs- Calm King
Glacier Beast*
Magma Beast*
Cold Claw

Maze 2 B3
FOEs - Huge Moa
Ice Bulb (east)
Hollow Hoplite

Maze 1 B3
FOEs - Desouler
Angry Ape

Maze 6
FOEs - Pumpkinheads. Nightmare Rams. Moths

Mauler Mole
Beetle Lord
Stun Eryngii
Plated Roller - Sky Iron Shell
Wrath Bloom*

Hollow Magus*
Thunder Spawn

Gasser Tree
King Dragonfly
Red Lion*


Noisy Marsh
FOE - Spotted Frog

*green white blue red yellow

Notes on B3F Maze 6
Test 1 white not effect before or after yellow
Test 2 - no red-- red not directly before green
3 blue, no effect before or after green
4 - green: green not directly before red
5 - yellow has an effect. yellow not before green
6 - not green directly before yellow
7 -  yellow not before or after blue

Friday, March 8, 2013

3/8 Update

I got Nano Assault Ex yesterday. I played through the first 9 or so levels. The game has 32 levels in total. I am honestly kind of disappointed. I like Metal Torrent better, but it's a completely different type of shoot 'em up. I'll keep playing this, maybe it gets better. I hope it's not too hard so that I can beat it.

I've been playing EO3 and 4. I am on the postgame of 4 and still playing casual. I will switch it after I do everything in the game. I'm on the second to last floor of Maze 6. It's pretty a good way. Haha.

Can't wait to try Harmoknight next Thursday.

The other game I thought of that I might be interested in is Donkey Kong 3D (summer).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Next Games

The next games for the eshop I will probably get are Nano Assault EX, March 7, and Harmoknight (demo March 14). The next retail game I will probably get is SMT Soul Hackers on April 15.

In the distant future I am interested in the next Zelda, perhaps EO5, Smash Brothers, SMT 4, Devil Survivors 2 remake...

And when it's on sale, Ketzals Corridors from the eshop.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

EOIV final thoughts

Just finished beating Casual Mode of Etrian Odyssey IV. It was an amazing game. I felt a little choked up at the ending. I guess it was fairly emotional. It definitely feels like an accomplishment. The series feels like it's coming into its own. I felt like I was playing something very polished and cutting edge. The 3D enemy models look good. The only issue was that they had way too much recycling and reusing of the models. There's another term for this - reused assets?

Anyway, according to my activity log, I played 60 hours and 27 minutes up to this point - beating the main story, basically. Throughout the game, I used story characters in my party, along with a Runemaster and Sniper. My Fortress got dropped at Level 40 and Landsknecht at level 55. My Dancer, Medic, and Nightseeker didn't make it much past level 20 or 30. My endgame party was Bushi (Arcanist), Imperial, Arcanist, Runemaster, and Sniper. One of my goals early on was to get the unlockable classes unlocked quickly. I think using one of each classes was my idea originally. However, I built up so much momentum that they got set aside for the playthrough.

There is a ton of things I want to try on a replay. Anyway, money in game wasn't much of an issue because drops are worth a lot, and I only upgraded when I needed to. I'm wondering how much of a difference playing on Normal difficulty will make. EO games are definitely not known for being easy. I think that they get their replay value (which is important to me as a gamer) from the battle system. The mazes are not randomly generated and starting the maps over from scratch might be tedious. There is a lot of experimentation in the battle system, and so much customization that everybody will play it to suit his or her own play style. One of my favorite parts are the mazes. The series has excellent design. There might be a couple confusing parts, including some of the bar requests, but I'm sure there will be threads and FAQs on the internet in case you get stuck. It happened to me only really once or twice in the same line of quests, when looking it up on gamefaqs very easily explained what you had to do. Otherwise, despite being labyrinths, it's hard to get lost if your map is good.

Very good and I hope to find things to do so that I can continue to play and replay it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

EOIV Impressions

So far playing this game has been like an awesome party. I hope my playthrough goes well. I want to play it on Normal next since I started on Casual. My favorite aspect is the exploration and the feeling when you get a good combination of skills going, and make progress. Great game so far.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Entry 2

I beat some games recently.

Etrian Odyssey 3. Very good. May play post game. Quite challenging.

Devil Survivor Overclocked. Great game. Might try to replay it, very happy that I beat it once.

-Impressions of Castlevania 3DS say you can't use d-pad for movement. I will still try the demo.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Entry 1

Upcoming games:

Etrian Odyssey 4, February 26. Preordered.

Castlevania, Lords of Shadow. Demo February 28.

Harmoknight, Demo early March

Nano Assault Ex, eshop.

SMT Soul Hackers, April 16. (Maybe)