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February 10th, 2009

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10:24 pm - More About Ether Saga
So far I'm really enjoying Ether Saga. Not because it's good, mind you; it's not BAD but it's not great either. I just really love the art style. I'm constantly... you know... while playing this. ^.^;;

Right now I'm transformed into an adorable Bunnyfairy and I just got an adorable Bunnyfairy pet. You can use multiple pets in certain ways, too, so I've got my kitsune fused with me, so we can share our HP pool, and I've got my adorable Bunnyfairy as my combat pet, and I'm transformed into an adorable Bunnyfairy so that we can be adorable Bunnyfairy twins.

As I've learned more about the game, it's become more evident why there's so little character customization. Transformation is a big part of this game. It's based on Journey to the West, and the Monkey King in particular. One of his primary powers was his shapeshifting ability.

In Ether Saga, there are elemental type advantages, but more important are creature type advantages. Each creature type has an advantage, a great advantage, a disadvantage and a great disadvantage against four seperate creature types, and you can gain those advantages by transforming yourself. As it happens, my last quest involved slaughtering thirty toony coins that looked like they ought to be vexing Banjo and Kazooie, and they are weak against adorable Bunnyfairies.

There was one quest I've had so far that said 'Hey this is tough bring a group' but I managed to do it on my own, just by spamming health potions. Well, not spamming exactly. I used like four to six of them though. ^.^;;

Well, that's that. I'm probably going to continue playing this game as time goes on. We'll see if I get sick of goblin genocide eventually, or if they start giving more interesting quests.

Current Mood: tiredtired

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Date:February 11th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hm! Could be interesting, assuming it's not Windows-only.. not that I'm all that well covered on the console front, with only the PSP, DS, and iPhone, as I'm not too keen on adding extra boxes to lug around whenever I move.

Reminds me, I should sniff out Toonstruck sometime - should be fine under emulation by now. ^_^ Always sounded like a very under-recognised title, with a lot of creativity involved.

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Date:February 12th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
It's a Chinese import, so I'm pretty sure it's Windows Only. They don't do Mac or Linux over there, or so I understand.

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