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  • OnlyMe 3 Dec 2007 02:16:29 3,104 posts
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    Excellent game. I got to a point where the diffuculty suddenly peaked to unknown hights. So I suggest you get as much experience as possible so you don't run into trouble like me. I think I'm five or six levels lower than what I should be.

    Because of that, I lost interest in the game. Will try again some other time.
  • Charlie_Miso 10 Dec 2007 00:41:30 1,191 posts
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    Dhoulmagus is taking me to skool. Big time. Not happy.

    However having just read this;
    "As has been pointed out earlier in the thread, get Angelo to 30 and he gets Multiheal."

    Gonna have to grind a up a level. Sigh.

    Can see where OnlyMe is coming from.

    Question - I got Dhoulmagus in the first battle before he revealed HIS TRUE FORM (worst RPG cliché ever).
    Will he be in his true form when i go back or do i start from square 1 again?
  • Telepathic.Geometry 10 Dec 2007 01:30:08 11,292 posts
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    Think you might have to start from scratch again. It's true about this game though, that you should really wander off the beaten path at every opportunity in search of opportunities to level up. It's a pity, but if you keep busy collecting your monsters and doing sidequests, you should pretty much be able to level up on schedule. :)

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  • JinTypeNoir 10 Dec 2007 01:46:18 4,377 posts
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    You won't start from scratch, you'll start from the form you died at. I would tell you not to level up, but just to try again. Not only will it be easier, because you'll be stronger from trying again, but you won't be drained from his first form and you'll know what to expect and can probably put together a viable strategy to prepare for it. If you have lots of money, it might be a good idea to try and synthesize magic restoring items. You could try a battle of attrition where you devote most of your attention to keeping high health and just attack when you can. Or you could do what I like to do and gamble into tension attacks. 2 or 3 of those that actually work and you'll take him down easily. There's lots of approaches! Don't go the boring route if you don't want to!
  • Deleted user 10 December 2007 11:26:00
    Charlie_Miso wrote:
    Question - I got Dhoulmagus in the first battle before he revealed HIS TRUE FORM (worst RPG cliché ever).
    Will he be in his true form when i go back or do i start from square 1 again?

    It's not his "true" form. He just used the power of the staff to transform into a demon. ;)

    If you have Multiheal then you're good enough to beat him.
  • Charlie_Miso 13 Dec 2007 04:05:39 1,191 posts
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    cheers gang - was all to easy yesterday

    Bit of a grind to sort Angelo up to lv30, multiheal did make it much easier, as was only having to battle him once.

    benefit of buggering around was got to find the Medal Princess (who I missed out earlier), got fishnet stockings to get Jessica into the Bunny Outfit.

    Playboy Jessica FTW! (Pity she is green and evil now. Not nearly as sexy)
  • SharksInYourMouth 13 Dec 2007 21:08:25 1,960 posts
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    The battle system reeks mostly to be honest, the first ten hours of gameplay will basically all be attack over and over again with the occasional heal.Nothing special.

    Abseloutely insanely huge brilliant world map but with great towns also.

    OnlyMe wrote:
    Excellent game. I got to a point where the diffuculty suddenly peaked to unknown hights. So I suggest you get as much experience as possible so you don't run into trouble like me. I think I'm five or six levels lower than what I should be.

    Because of that, I lost interest in the game. Will try again some other time.

    Exactly the same here!The game suddenly freakin' oppened up, with loads of overpowered monsters!And I was loads of levels behind.I blame the sheer amount of random battles early on, I eventually broke and just escaped lots.
  • SharksInYourMouth 13 Dec 2007 21:10:56 1,960 posts
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    how many towns are in the whole game?
  • Deleted user 14 December 2007 19:49:18
    Does anyone happen to know how well (or badly) this game sold in Europe?
  • HiddenAway 14 Dec 2007 20:00:56 14,877 posts
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    Cid wrote:
    Does anyone happen to know how well (or badly) this game sold in Europe?

    I think it went platinum but I'm not sure...

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  • SharksInYourMouth 16 Dec 2007 01:17:15 1,960 posts
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    Uh-huh, went platinum, didn't sell too badly actually, the cover appeals to little kids I s'pose.
  • Charlie_Miso 24 Jan 2008 23:16:48 1,191 posts
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    So, had 4 weeks off and am getting stuck in again. as a result it's question time, again;

    Just finished the frozen north section - how much longer?

    How do I get the big casino open?
  • Charlie_Miso 25 Jan 2008 00:24:39 1,191 posts
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    sounds good - cheers for the heads up.
  • Youthist 25 Jan 2008 10:25:37 10,010 posts
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    SharksInYourMouth wrote:
    how many towns are in the whole game?
    Lots.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Youthist 25 Jan 2008 10:26:30 10,010 posts
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    Charlie_Miso wrote:
    sounds good - cheers for the heads up.
    Be careful in that casino. It is addictive.

    This was a great game.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Triggerhappytel 25 Jan 2008 10:43:53 2,695 posts
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    Best traditional RPG on PS2 by some way, although I have just started playing - and loving - Rogue Galaxy. Never did beat the last boss though. I sunk over 90 hours into this (!).

    Can't wait to see what Level-5 manage with White Knight Chronicles.
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Jan 2008 19:08:49 8,005 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:
    Best traditional RPG on PS2 by some way, although I have just started playing - and loving - Rogue Galaxy. Never did beat the last boss though. I sunk over 90 hours into this (!).

    Can't wait to see what Level-5 manage with White Knight Chronicles.

    DQVIII is indeed the best traditional JRPG on PS2.

    I am also playing Rogue Galaxy at the moment. It started very well but the Libra Towers really took it out of me. I am now struggling with motivation to get back into the game which is a pity as the rest of it has been great.

    Level 5 have certainly impressed me on the PS2.
  • Charlie_Miso 3 Feb 2008 22:51:27 1,191 posts
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    so....... the godbird.

    help welcomed (well, desperately needed actually)
  • Scimarad 3 Feb 2008 23:09:10 8,536 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:
    Best traditional RPG on PS2 by some way

    I suppose it depends on what you mean by traditional. I really like the visuals and the soundtrack but it just felt a little aimless and dull to me - Maybe it's a little TOO old fashioned for my tastes.
  • Fonzie 4 Feb 2008 09:25:47 1,837 posts
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    Charlie_Miso wrote:
    so....... the godbird.

    help welcomed (well, desperately needed actually)

    Which bit do you need help with?
  • Charlie_Miso 4 Feb 2008 21:09:53 1,191 posts
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    thanks guys - had another go earlier and just scraped through.

    she's a bit tough - but the subsequent reward is well worth it!
  • Charlie_Miso 2 Mar 2008 22:51:57 1,191 posts
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    fuck me, this game just doesn't seem to end
  • Timmy 2 Mar 2008 23:01:19 9,031 posts
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    It's good though isn't it!?

    Would this be a bad time to tell you that there is an extra ending that you can do once you beat the final boss. :p

    It prompts you at the end. Look on gamefaqs for pointers when you get that far, as I don't remember it being all that obvious.

    Are you training up your monsters as well?
    That's one of the best bits of the game imo.
  • Charlie_Miso 2 Mar 2008 23:21:48 1,191 posts
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    yeah - loving it. But seriously,

    beat the big bad in his flying castle and now have to bugger around the map looking for 7 orbs or something

    Stuck on rank B for the monsters - really want to do all of that - any hints?
  • Triggerhappytel 2 Mar 2008 23:39:38 2,695 posts
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    Charlie_Miso wrote:

    Stuck on rank B for the monsters - really want to do all of that - any hints?

    I went on GameFAQs to find out what are the best monsters and where they're found. I really, really couldn't be arsed to discover it all for myself.

    From memory, I think one of the best is the four-armed dude who is found on the little upper left island where you defeat Dhoulmagus (along the left branching path, as I recall), and there's a good dragon dude who's near the monster village, on or near the rope bridge. I hope this is of some help.
  • Charlie_Miso 3 Mar 2008 01:36:58 1,191 posts
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    that is a help - will check it out
    cheers
  • rock27gr 3 Mar 2008 02:43:00 5,561 posts
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    Timmy wrote:
    Are you training up your monsters as well?
    That's one of the best bits of the game imo.


    ???
  • Triggerhappytel 3 Mar 2008 04:48:12 2,695 posts
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    rock27gr wrote:
    Timmy wrote:
    Are you training up your monsters as well?
    That's one of the best bits of the game imo.


    ???

    You didn't do any monster training? I missed out on it too, until I was almost at the very end of the game. You need to go up to the roof of the circular building on the pathway as you first head to Yangus' home town - was it Pickham? You can't miss it; you literally run past the building.
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