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Kard8p3
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(05-01-2012, 09:53 PM)
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Later tonight IGN should have a post-release interview with Sakurai.
Tom_Cody
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(05-01-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kard8p3

Later tonight IGN should have a post-release interview with Sakurai.

F5
Anteo
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(05-01-2012, 11:49 PM)
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The controls are fine, ymmv of course. I think it's easier for those who have played shooters before. In my case, I know that in a shooter (1st or 3rd person view) you never see all of the action and can be hit by something you didn't see. Good positioning (back to wall) and quick camera turns are your friends if you like close combat. You can aslo take it slowly and snipe everything from afar so the camera may not be a problem then.

The online is fine too, if you want to play a balanced game, play Light vs Dark. Free for all is more chaotic and rewards overpowered weapons as far as I can tell. In LvD you can play with low level weapons and still be usefull to your team. I like to play with low value high speed claws for example, the risk for going close on the enemy team is mostly negated by the low value so the team life bar won't suffer that much from my death.

Edit : Up to chapter _22_ GOTY

Edit 2 : And the final boss is down! What an amazing ride! Loved every second. Team Sora :bow
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abasm
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(05-02-2012, 03:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Anteo

The online is fine too, if you want to play a balanced game, play Light vs Dark. Free for all is more chaotic and rewards overpowered weapons as far as I can tell. In LvD you can play with low level weapons and still be usefull to your team. I like to play with low value high speed claws for example, the risk for going close on the enemy team is mostly negated by the low value so the team life bar won't suffer that much from my death.

As I understand it, the points you earn/lose in FFA are also based on your weapon value.
Anteo
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(05-02-2012, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by abasm

As I understand it, the points you earn/lose in FFA are also based on your weapon value.

Even then, it's easy for someone to steal kills and run away. I don't know, I can't find a way to win with a low value weapon.
Lonely1
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(05-02-2012, 03:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by abasm

As I understand it, the points you earn/lose in FFA are also based on your weapon value.

Those who kill the most will always win, though. At least in the 100% of the FFA games I have played.
jokkir
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(05-02-2012, 04:14 AM)
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I tried to buy it today but it was sold out yet again. Just how well is this game selling anyway. >>
Freezie KO
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(05-02-2012, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Freezie KO

Been trying to clear levels on Intensity 9 (and if not, I'll settle for 8). But I'm having a bitch of a time on Chapter 9. Do the three sacred treasures suck? Should I be avoiding using them? I like killing Ornes... :(

Re-asking. Anyone? Opinions on the three sacred treasures?
ScraftyDevil
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(05-02-2012, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by jokkir

I tried to buy it today but it was sold out yet again. Just how well is this game selling anyway. >>

I dunno about the US, but it's selling like angelcakes here in Canada. I walked to Best Buy the other day to buy a new stylus, and got 6 KI StreetPasses on the way there. Out of curiosity, I checked their stock once I arrived to find that they were sold out. I asked a clerk about it and he said that the last 4 shipments have all sold out in days.

So yes, it is rather popular.

Originally Posted by Freezie KO

Anyone? Opinions on the Three Sacred Treasures?

Skip 'em. If you're serious about attempting any Chapter on 9.0, Ornes should be nothing more than a mild nuisance to you. The 3STs simply don't have the power nor the abilities necessary to easily beat the chapter. If you don't use the weapon you're best with, you're gonna have a bad time.
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Freezie KO
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Skip 'em. If you're serious about attempting any Chapter on 9.0, Ornes should be nothing more than a mild nuisance to you. The 3STs simply don't have the power nor the abilities necessary to easily beat the chapter. If you don't use the weapon you're best with, you're gonna have a bad time.

Thanks. I was doing well with 8's and 9's leading up to Chapter 9. I failed miserably a couple times on that Chapter and I couldn't tell if I started sucking or if it was the treasures.
Nub
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(05-02-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Thanks for playing sephiRK!

I forgot what your name was on here.

The guy on my team, mitch, is my friend who just got the game today. Thats why I was playing.
likeGdid
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(05-02-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Dropped my entire 250k+ heart savings into an offering for Viridi on a whim.

feelsliberatingman.jpg

And just found the Kid Icarus Uprising Weapon Fusion FAQ.

This stuff is even more headache-inducing for me than EV stuff in Pokemon. It looks like it would take a ridiculous amount of farming/grinding/fusion chain planning just to get a weapon you want, with good attributes to boot. Luckily I was able to get the weapon I wanted for attempting lvl 9 solo missions (6*R Laser Staff) .
Anteo
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(05-02-2012, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by likeGdid

Dropped my entire 250k+ heart savings into an offering for Viridi on a whim.

feelsliberatingman.jpg

And just found the Kid Icarus Uprising Weapon Fusion FAQ.

This stuff is even more headache-inducing for me than EV stuff in Pokemon. It looks like it would take a ridiculous amount of farming/grinding/fusion chain planning just to get a weapon you want, with good attributes to boot. Luckily I was able to get the weapon I wanted for attempting lvl 9 solo missions (6*R Laser Staff) .

Ummm wow.. I didn't excpet the fusing to be that complicated
Incitemaybe
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(05-02-2012, 07:16 AM)
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My partner and I sit next to one another and try to get into online games together......I think we've been successful 3 times out of millions of tries.

I wonder why this game won't allow you to play online with strangers and friends......kinda sad really.
Karsticles
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(05-02-2012, 07:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Incitemaybe

My partner and I sit next to one another and try to get into online games together......I think we've been successful 3 times out of millions of tries.

I wonder why this game won't allow you to play online with strangers and friends......kinda sad really.

You mean why you can't ruin people's times by curbstomping them with friends?
StAidan
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(05-02-2012, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by likeGdid

This stuff is even more headache-inducing for me than EV stuff in Pokemon. It looks like it would take a ridiculous amount of farming/grinding/fusion chain planning just to get a weapon you want, with good attributes to boot. Luckily I was able to get the weapon I wanted for attempting lvl 9 solo missions (6*R Laser Staff) .

Yeah, I fuse weapons all the time trying to work myself up to something I like using, but my single and multiplayer weapons are still ones that I got within the first week of release. This fusion deal is one of those "never stop trying" types of things.
Chopper
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(05-02-2012, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by likeGdid

Dropped my entire 250k+ heart savings into an offering for Viridi on a whim.

feelsliberatingman.jpg

And just found the Kid Icarus Uprising Weapon Fusion FAQ.

This stuff is even more headache-inducing for me than EV stuff in Pokemon. It looks like it would take a ridiculous amount of farming/grinding/fusion chain planning just to get a weapon you want, with good attributes to boot. Luckily I was able to get the weapon I wanted for attempting lvl 9 solo missions (6*R Laser Staff) .

Oh man. I tried reading that FAQ, and my brain just sort of shut down. Hoovered all the fun out of the fusing I've been doing. I think I'll stick with mindless luck.
jokkir
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(05-02-2012, 04:41 PM)
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I'm going to try getting this from future shop today. I might as well just price match too with the Walmart price. Hopefully it's not sold out -__-
Nub
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(05-02-2012, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chopper

Oh man. I tried reading that FAQ, and my brain just sort of shut down. Hoovered all the fun out of the fusing I've been doing. I think I'll stick with mindless luck.

I prefer mindless luck as well. Its how i got my six star range melee/range magnus club.
StAidan
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(05-02-2012, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chopper

Oh man. I tried reading that FAQ, and my brain just sort of shut down. Hoovered all the fun out of the fusing I've been doing. I think I'll stick with mindless luck.

Yeah, I don't think there's much point in knowing all the numbers behind the process anyway. The weapon type conversion chart that we got early on is enough for my fusing needs. Breaking out a spreadsheet and running all the other digits is just too much like work :)

One useful thing that does come out of that faq, though: I hadn't really noticed that some chapters have a higher chance of dropping certain weapons over others. That might help me pick up some more stuff useful for fusion.
ScraftyDevil
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(05-02-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

I prefer mindless luck as well. Its how i got my six star range melee/range magnus club.

That's also how I got my precious Samurai Blade. A little luck can go a long way when fusing.
Incitemaybe
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(05-02-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

You mean why you can't ruin people's times by curbstomping them with friends?

That's pessimistic and definitely not how every or even a majority of situations would work.

There are many solutions if that's what you are afraid of besides just not allowing you to play with friends online.

As it stands now you can only play with a friend online against bots, which gets boring quickly, human opponents are much more interesting to play against. Perhaps another mode so those who get angry and frustrated at losing games can still feel insulated by the idea of illusory fair play?

Not only that, but I get curb stomped regularly just by picking free for all, it's just how games work, people will be better than you. Perhaps a level based matchmaking could have been implemented ala Mario Kart.

There are many solutions, I hope something changes for a (hopefully) sequel. I'm a huge fan of this game, warts and all.
Chopper
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(05-02-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by StAidan

Yeah, I don't think there's much point in knowing all the numbers behind the process anyway. The weapon type conversion chart that we got early on is enough for my fusing needs. Breaking out a spreadsheet and running all the other digits is just too much like work :)

Fancy reposting that for us latecomers? :)
Karsticles
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(05-02-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Incitemaybe

That's pessimistic and definitely not how every or even a majority of situations would work.

That's exactly how it tends to work.

There are many solutions if that's what you are afraid of besides just not allowing you to play with friends online.

You can play with friends online, you just can't mix friends and randoms.

As it stands now you can only play with a friend online against bots, which gets boring quickly, human opponents are much more interesting to play against. Perhaps another mode so those who get angry and frustrated at losing games can still feel insulated by the idea of illusory fair play?

Who cares about losing games? It's not about losing, so why bring it up?

Not only that, but I get curb stomped regularly just by picking free for all, it's just how games work, people will be better than you. Perhaps a level based matchmaking could have been implemented ala Mario Kart.

It's not an issue about skill, so why bring up skill?

If you want to play with your friend, there's a really simple option: expand your friends list. Go on places like GAF and GFAQs, and add frequent players to your list. Enjoy.
Gospel
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(05-02-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

That's also how I got my precious Samurai Blade. A little luck can go a long way when fusing.

I see the stars and modifiers and just combine away like a madman, hoping to get what I want. Usually works.

i wish life was like this.
ScraftyDevil
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(05-02-2012, 10:00 PM)
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Team IcarusGAF: Round 1 WINRARS

They should really change condiments, 'cause that weaksauce ain't working.
Gospel
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Team IcarusGAF: Round 1 WINRARS

They should really change condiments, 'cause that weaksauce ain't working.



It was a heated match, both sides sweating with passion and pride and the regular chemical components of sweat, but we prevailed.
StAidan
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(05-02-2012, 10:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chopper

Fancy reposting that for us latecomers? :)

Aye, check it out:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=533
nron10
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(05-02-2012, 10:22 PM)
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After seeing the results from Team IcarusGAF's first game, I think everyone else in the tournament should be wetting themselves. The points they managed to put up dwarf everyone else.

As the person running the tournament (and a member of the Round 1 losing Nintendo World Report Staff Team), I'm looking forward to seeing some kick-ass Kid Icarus players duel. Second Round should be interesting...
Nub
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(05-02-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by nron10

After seeing the results from Team IcarusGAF's first game, I think everyone else in the tournament should be wetting themselves. The points they managed to put up dwarf everyone else.

As the person running the tournament (and a member of the Round 1 losing Nintendo World Report Staff Team), I'm looking forward to seeing some kick-ass Kid Icarus players duel. Second Round should be interesting...

Haha thanks man. We only became angels in two out of our three games, and i'm pretty sure our angels health never dropped below 75% health either time.

And to answer your email, i'm glad we were able to play as well. It was looking like we weren't going to be able to, but we finally got a chance to today.
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Chopper
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Originally Posted by StAidan

Aye, check it out:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=533

That's brilliant mate. Cheers.
Insaniac
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(05-03-2012, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

I prefer mindless luck as well. Its how i got my six star range melee/range magnus club.

what attributes out of curiosity?
Nub
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Originally Posted by Insaniac

what attributes out of curiosity?

I'll have to check later when I get on my 3ds.

And also an article with Sakurai talking about the controls

http://ds.ign.com/articles/122/1224194p1.html

I couldn't agree more with this quote

"If a player used to touchscreen-based aiming played against someone used to right-analog control, the first player would probably dominate. The speed is on a whole different level."

The way you have to move and aim in this game, it just will not work with a second analog stick.
Insaniac
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(05-03-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

I'll have to check later when I get on my 3ds.

And also an article with Sakurai talking about the controls

http://ds.ign.com/articles/122/1224194p1.html

I couldn't agree more with this quote

"If a player used to touchscreen-based aiming played against someone used to right-analog control, the first player would probably dominate. The speed is on a whole different level."

The way you have to move and aim in this game, it just will not work with a second analog stick.

yeah let me know.

Also, the difference in the controls is as simple as comparing mouse vs dual analog. a dual analog would never compare to a mouse
ScraftyDevil
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(05-03-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by nron10

After seeing the results from Team IcarusGAF's first game, I think everyone else in the tournament should be wetting themselves. The points they managed to put up dwarf everyone else.

As the person running the tournament (and a member of the Round 1 losing Nintendo World Report Staff Team), I'm looking forward to seeing some kick-ass Kid Icarus players duel. Second Round should be interesting...

Veni, vidi, vici.

I just want to win so I can go on the podcast and troll everyone with my horrible Hades impression.
Nub
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

Veni, vidi, vici.

I just want to win so I can go on the podcast and troll everyone with my horrible Hades impression.

Ok, now we have to win haha
Roto13
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(05-03-2012, 04:28 AM)
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I will not be satisfied with the next Smash Bros. if Hades isn't in it.
Lonely1
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(05-03-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

I'll have to check later when I get on my 3ds.

And also an article with Sakurai talking about the controls

http://ds.ign.com/articles/122/1224194p1.html

I couldn't agree more with this quote

"If a player used to touchscreen-based aiming played against someone used to right-analog control, the first player would probably dominate. The speed is on a whole different level."

The way you have to move and aim in this game, it just will not work with a second analog stick.

Yeah, but I believe the dual analog user would have the advantage on a melee fight. :P I would play with the stylus with a ranged weapon and with the CPP when using a melee weapon.
Anteo
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Originally Posted by Lonely1

Yeah, but I believe the dual analog user would have the advantage on a melee fight. :P I would play with the stylus with a ranged weapon and with the CPP when using a melee weapon.

Uh? if anything, one would have an advantage in snipe fights with the cpp, I really can't keep the touch controls steady enough for a shoot =/. In close quarters you really need the quickest camera turns to keep up with your enemy, especially if it's wearing +4 speed claws.

Also, I had Viridi and Pit talking about claws in the (late game spoiler)Lighting Chariot Chapter. Was amusing, Viridi was saying how her nails were better than my claws and everything she could do and destroy witn them.
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ScraftyDevil
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Round 2 belongs to Team IcarusGAF. We took them down, and I'm not talking downtown, I'm talking six feet underground!
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil



Round 2 belongs to Team IcarusGAF. We took them down, and I'm not talking downtown, I'm talking six feet underground!

Gospel
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(05-03-2012, 10:08 PM)
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Good lord, I am still shaking
Karsticles
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(05-03-2012, 10:17 PM)
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Haha, nice work fellas.
Nub
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(05-03-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Since round 3 isn't til the 8th - 10th, that's perfect for me.

My finals end on the 8th, so i'll be free pretty much all day on the 9th and 10th to play.
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

Since round 3 isn't til the 8th - 10th, that's perfect for me.

My finals end on the 8th, so i'll be free pretty much all day on the 9th and 10th to play.

My finals aren't over until the 9th, but that doesn't mean I can't play on those days. Anytime you guys are ready, I'm cool.

Ah, I'm so happy that we got that match victory out of the way so I can just relax and see the Avengers tomorrow without having to worry about figuring out a match time! ^_^
Kard8p3
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Someone made so Uprising characters with Soul Calibur 5. Did a decent job too. There are a couple character spoilers.

http://tinycartridge.com/post/223443...-very-accurate
Karsticles
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The men look fine, but SC female faces are weird.

Also, I beat something hard today!
Boss Rush on normal, go me!

I got a 5.5 ranged star Viridi Palm with +3 Shot Range and +3 In-Peril Attack Boost. It really mows bosses down if I let my health get low.
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Originally Posted by Kard8p3

Someone made so Uprising characters with Soul Calibur 5. Did a decent job too. There are a couple character spoilers.

http://tinycartridge.com/post/223443...-very-accurate

Wow. I need the recipe for that Hades. He's amazing.
Nub
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Does anyone have any recommendations for recording 3ds gameplay?

I want to record our tourney matches, but have no idea how I would go about doing it.
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Originally Posted by NubInaTub

Does anyone have any recommendations for recording 3ds gameplay?

I want to record our tourney matches, but have no idea how I would go about doing it.

Put a phone camera on a tripod, or buy a device that projects the 3DS's top screen onto a television and a camera that records whatever's onscreen.

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