Kid Icarus Uprising |OT| On a Wing and a Prayer

I did it, I beat every stage on 9.0 intensity. It was a LONG ride, but well worth the effort.
I got 999 999 hearts as reward

♪And to the victor, go the spoils♪

Hardest gaming related challenge i've ever seriously attempted in my life, feels good man. I will post proof of doing so in a few hours.
Good job. You should be proud.

I still can't beat 16 and 13... T_T
 
I did it, I beat every stage on 9.0 intensity. It was a LONG ride, but well worth the effort.
I got 999 999 hearts as reward

♪And to the victor, go the spoils♪

Hardest gaming related challenge i've ever seriously attempted in my life, feels good man. I will post proof of doing so in a few hours.
And here I was being all proud of myself finishing Stage 1 on Intensity of 9. Haha. Great job man.

I feel like I could probably do the foot parts on 9, but I can usually never make it to those. I'm always getting absolutely smoked on the shooting sections. I'm just terrible at dodging the shots. Even letting go of the trigger and flying like I'm supposed to barely ever works for me. I do the barrel roll move often too, but sometimes I screw that up. Would be much easier to do that sort of move with the DPad. Any tips for the flying sections?
 
And here I was being all proud of myself finishing Stage 1 on Intensity of 9. Haha. Great job man.

I feel like I could probably do the foot parts on 9, but I can usually never make it to those. I'm always getting absolutely smoked on the shooting sections. I'm just terrible at dodging the shots. Even letting go of the trigger and flying like I'm supposed to barely ever works for me. I do the barrel roll move often too, but sometimes I screw that up. Would be much easier to do that sort of move with the DPad. Any tips for the flying sections?
Try a different weapon type? The flying segments aren't too bad if you are using Orbitars, Palms, or Claws.
 
Try a different weapon type? The flying segments aren't too bad if you are using Orbitars, Palms, or Claws.
Yeah I just discovered a weapon I really like for the flying stages, I think it's a palm. It's made things easier, which is how I finally did Stage 1 on 9, but shit's just hard as hell! Thanks.
 
Good job. You should be proud.

I still can't beat 16 and 13... T_T
Thanks bro, it was equal parts awesome and equal parts hell.

I can relate, Chapter 13 was a bitch the first few times. What part is screwing you over? Here are few general tips:

-At the beginning run past every enemy and head to the door ASAP. The mudrome can't hurt you if run asap.
-Dark Pit is a bitch. Learn to beat him consistently and you'll be that much closer to finishing this stage. You'll need to attack him after he fires. I find getting in his face and constantly meleeing him to be a good strategy. He's frail, but he can take a beating from afar, especially on 9.0.
-Pace yourself. Rushing through will only get killed.
-You need Pisces heal for arlon. He's a joke on other intensities, but on 9.0 he's a serious threat. Watch out for his laser beam (he'll strike a pose, charge up and fire a vertical laser beam) which does ridiculous amounts of damage.

I found chapter 16 to be pretty easy tbh. One of the better stages to grind for hearts imo. My guess is your probably having trouble with one of the Aurum mobs. Make sure you carry Pisces heal and your best healing items; its ok to use it on the mob, the boss itself is a pushover.

And here I was being all proud of myself finishing Stage 1 on Intensity of 9. Haha. Great job man.

I feel like I could probably do the foot parts on 9, but I can usually never make it to those. I'm always getting absolutely smoked on the shooting sections. I'm just terrible at dodging the shots. Even letting go of the trigger and flying like I'm supposed to barely ever works for me. I do the barrel roll move often too, but sometimes I screw that up. Would be much easier to do that sort of move with the DPad. Any tips for the flying sections?
Thanks. I commiserate with you dude, up until recently I didn't think i'd ever complete a stage on 9.0. There 3 things you need to have in order to consistently complete stages on 9.0.

-Weapon of choice. I'm a blades man. I exclusively used blades, even if I had better weapon types, because I was really comfortable with blades. (There are exceptions though)
-Abilities, they make the world of difference. Strong defense mods (4 ~ 8) can make the world of difference. It's incredible how much damage you can take. Speed is also really important since it lets run past enemies, and increases how fast you move in continuous fire. it even improves your aerial speed.
-Persistence. You will die. A LOT. The trick is to limit how much you play to prevent burnout. Taking breaks will do a world of good. Thinking stages over and coming at it from a different angle works too.
I had to use Trade-off to beat the 3GST on 9.0 for reference.
 
Thanks bro, it was equal parts awesome and equal parts hell.

I can relate, Chapter 13 was a bitch the first few times. What part is screwing you over? Here are few general tips:

-At the beginning run past every enemy and head to the door ASAP. The mudrome can't hurt you if run asap.
-Dark Pit is a bitch. Learn to beat him consistently and you'll be that much closer to finishing this stage. You'll need to attack him after he fires. I find getting in his face and constantly meleeing him to be a good strategy. He's frail, but he can take a beating from afar, especially on 9.0.
-Pace yourself. Rushing through will only get killed.
-You need Pisces heal for arlon. He's a joke on other intensities, but on 9.0 he's a serious threat. Watch out for his laser beam (he'll strike a pose, charge up and fire a vertical laser beam) which does ridiculous amounts of damage.

I found chapter 16 to be pretty easy tbh. One of the better stages to grind for hearts imo. My guess is your probably having trouble with one of the Aurum mobs. Make sure you carry Pisces heal and your best healing items; its ok to use it on the mob, the boss itself is a pushover.
Thanks for the tips, man. I was getting screwed over by the "lunar surface" part every time.

I usually use a Samurai Blade with Life Recovery lvl. 3, Ares Armour, Effect Recovery, Tirelessness and Random Effect for my powers. They seem to work well most of the time, but maybe I need a change.

As for the other Chapter, I made a mistake. It's 17 that I need to beat; I keep getting cheapshotted from behind and taking a lot of damage. Any tips would be much appreciated! ^_^
 
Thanks for the tips, man. I was getting screwed over by the "lunar surface" part every time.

I usually use a Samurai Blade with Life Recovery lvl. 3, Ares Armour, Effect Recovery, Tirelessness and Random Effect for my powers. They seem to work well most of the time, but maybe I need a change.

As for the other Chapter, I made a mistake. It's 17 that I need to beat; I keep getting cheapshotted from behind and taking a lot of damage. Any tips would be much appreciated! ^_^
Ah. Yeah the lunar surface is nasty. What you need to do is MAKE SURE you keep the exotank. Don't destroy it by falling off or you're finished pretty much. You can skip through so many enemies that way. Watch out for hugworms btw. One time I reached hotspring and got killed by that hugworm >_>. I got out the first time, but was too slow on the draw and couldn't kill it. >_>. That's a pretty good skillset. Make sure you're prepared to deal with the room before arlon. You need to deal with poison plant, one of those shelled enemies and the flying turret. Take out the plant first, then working on dealing with the shelled creater while dodging shots from the flying turret snake thing. It's tempting to use items here but you'll need them for Arlon!

That makes a load of sense. Chapter 17 is VERY hard with a defense modifier. I don't recommend trying it all without a weapon with a decent defense modifier since the stage is basically on the rails and you can't move at your own pace. If you don't have on / aren't comfortable with using one, then you need to equip yourself with play dead or transparency in order to deal with mobs that surround you from all directions. The boss itself is REALLY hard too, I recommend you use your best ranged attacks for it.

are 13 and 17 really your last chapters? If you finished chapter 23 and 24 on 9 without a sweat then you are a fucking boss.
 
Ah. Yeah the lunar surface is nasty. What you need to do is MAKE SURE you keep the exotank. Don't destroy it by falling off or you're finished pretty much. You can skip through so many enemies that way. Watch out for hugworms btw. One time I reached hotspring and got killed by that hugworm >_>. I got out the first time, but was too slow on the draw and couldn't kill it. >_>. That's a pretty good skillset. Make sure you're prepared to deal with the room before arlon. You need to deal with poison plant, one of those shelled enemies and the flying turret. Take out the plant first, then working on dealing with the shelled creater while dodging shots from the flying turret snake thing. It's tempting to use items here but you'll need them for Arlon!

That makes a load of sense. Chapter 17 is VERY hard with a defense modifier. I don't recommend trying it all without a weapon with a decent defense modifier since the stage is basically on the rails and you can't move at your own pace. If you don't have on / aren't comfortable with using one, then you need to equip yourself with play dead or transparency in order to deal with mobs that surround you from all directions. The boss itself is REALLY hard too, I recommend you use your best ranged attacks for it.

are 13 and 17 really your last chapters? If you finished chapter 23 and 24 on 9 without a sweat then you are a fucking boss.
Thanks for the tips. I have a Pandora Claw with +6 Defense and +8 Max HP, so I'll practice using those before I attempt 17.

Yes, I did finish 23 and 24, but much sweat was broken. I still stand by my opinion that Hades' Heart is one of the only blemishes on this otherwise-brilliant game. It's one of my least favourite bosses of all time :/

24 wasn't too bad; I can defeat the Space Kraken and Phoenix with minimal/no damage, so it's just the beamspamminess of Gaol, Pseudo-Palutena and the GST that give me trouble. When fighting the Mimicuties and Reaper you need to approach it like friggin' surgery, as one errant twitch can spell defeat.

I also noticed that 23 is actually really easy with a club. I used a Magnus Club with 5 stars in melee and 6 stars in range and I managed to beat all but the boss in one try. The Heart is actually made easier with a club too, as it only takes about 4-5 combos to kill it if your weapon's good.
 
I did it, I beat every stage on 9.0 intensity. It was a LONG ride, but well worth the effort.
I got 999 999 hearts as reward

♪And to the victor, go the spoils♪

Hardest gaming related challenge i've ever seriously attempted in my life, feels good man. I will post proof of doing so in a few hours.
Congrats! You need a better, cheesier victory song though :p
 

BGBW

Maturity, bitches.
Finally beat the game. Much longer than I expected. The game just kept on going. Must say the voice acting really suited this game. More games need witty banter playing in the background.
 

Gospel

Parmesan et Romano
I dont know if you or scrafty were on to play today, but i didnt get a chance to. I was swamped with homework. I did send in the email and we are 100% ready to go.
Good to hear. Hopefully the team numbers stay low like you were saying the other day.

And yea that homework, dude. It's lethal. I don't think i'll be on tomorrow with all the junk i've got to prepare for this coming weekend. can't risk flunking out my last year of college that would be pretty bad news, heh.
 
Good to hear. Hopefully the team numbers stay low like you were saying the other day.

And yea that homework, dude. It's lethal. I don't think i'll be on tomorrow with all the junk i've got to prepare for this coming weekend. can't risk flunking out my last year of college that would be pretty bad news, heh.
Yea ill be busy tomorrow as well.

Speech in the morning, studying in the afternoon, then graduating at night for my associates. I dont know why im graduating tomorrow when finals arent til about ten days from now, but oh well.
 
I just tried reading some AR cards online, is it normal that it takes way to long to recognize it? Or some times, not reading the card at all.
It should recognize it right away, but the camera is finicky and the card has to be pretty clear. I'd say I got 90% of the AR cards that are online without trouble, but some wouldn't scan at all and others I had to mess with. You'll know it's doing its thing if the camera is trying to focus on the image.
 
Oh yeah I forgot to post this. Picture proof of completing all stages on 9.0 intensity.

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Wouldn't it be better just to provide the link?

Also, well done finishing all chapters on 9. Don;t think I'll even beat all chapters on 8.
 
It should recognize it right away, but the camera is finicky and the card has to be pretty clear. I'd say I got 90% of the AR cards that are online without trouble, but some wouldn't scan at all and others I had to mess with. You'll know it's doing its thing if the camera is trying to focus on the image.
Thanks. The funny thing is that some low res and out of focus cards pics are read instantly while other clear and big cards are not recognized at all.


SPOILERS AHEAD DON'T SCROLL DOWN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED
In this particular case, I really don't care but... you could have linked it. People will scroll the thread because... you know... threads are meant to be scrolled and read. It can't be helped. Images with spoilers should always be linked.
 
Thanks for the tips. I have a Pandora Claw with +6 Defense and +8 Max HP, so I'll practice using those before I attempt 17.

Yes, I did finish 23 and 24, but much sweat was broken. I still stand by my opinion that Hades' Heart is one of the only blemishes on this otherwise-brilliant game. It's one of my least favourite bosses of all time :/

24 wasn't too bad; I can defeat the Space Kraken and Phoenix with minimal/no damage, so it's just the beamspamminess of Gaol, Pseudo-Palutena and the GST that give me trouble. When fighting the Mimicuties and Reaper you need to approach it like friggin' surgery, as one errant twitch can spell defeat.

I also noticed that 23 is actually really easy with a club. I used a Magnus Club with 5 stars in melee and 6 stars in range and I managed to beat all but the boss in one try. The Heart is actually made easier with a club too, as it only takes about 4-5 combos to kill it if your weapon's good.

You're an odd one hahaha. Of the handful of people I know who finished all stages on 9.0, they all had trouble with 21 / 23 and 24, but it seems you've finished them before finishing chapter 13 and chapter 17. (which are always completed before those 3) I'm jealous that you finished chapter 24 on 9.0 so quickly, that one gave me hell. Keep it at it bro, the key is to not give up no matter what.

In this particular case, I really don't care but... you could have linked it. People will scroll the thread because... you know... threads are meant to be scrolled and read. It can't be helped. Images with spoilers should always be linked.
Truth be told, I wasn't even going to spoiler tag it. I've seen users post pictures of characters that are "technically" spoilers, there are hades avatars, etc. I don't think it's THAT big of a deal, but if it is i'm sorry and i'll remove it post-haste.

Also thanks.

No more getting trolled by the shop!!
 
Holy Shit finally got this game, Replayed chapters 1 and 2 like 4 times each. Ground controls are great! I expected something bad or regular were I have to take my time to adapt, but I'm alredy strafing around enemies. I'm still experimenting with the sensitivity but it's really good.
 
Just got the game, it looks cool although I'm not so sure about land combat.
Anything I should know before getting in? Do you guys play with homing yes/no?
Nah, don't bother with homing. Just dial up the aiming speed all the way for horizontal and vertical, and increase stopping speed so it stops as quickly as possible. Do this for both flight and land, and you're golden!
 
Holy Shit finally got this game, Replayed chapters 1 and 2 like 4 times each. Ground controls are great! I expected something bad or regular were I have to take my time to adapt, but I'm alredy strafing around enemies. I'm still experimenting with the sensitivity but it's really good.
Glad you're enjoying it. You should post impressions every few chapters just to let us know what you think.
 
Holy Shit finally got this game, Replayed chapters 1 and 2 like 4 times each. Ground controls are great! I expected something bad or regular were I have to take my time to adapt, but I'm alredy strafing around enemies. I'm still experimenting with the sensitivity but it's really good.
Do yourself a favor and go straight to max sensitivity for ground controls, even if takes some more getting used to, its the only way to roll IMO
 

thetrin

Hail, peons, for I have come as ambassador from the great and bountiful Blueberry Butt Explosion
Got my copy of the game today and I'm totally enamored. I love that Sakurai took his love for collectibles, looked at Smash, and said "Yeah, let's do that again but cooler".

I'm blown away. Finally, I have justification for my 3DS.

Nah, don't bother with homing. Just dial up the aiming speed all the way for horizontal and vertical, and increase stopping speed so it stops as quickly as possible. Do this for both flight and land, and you're golden!
Having turned the sensitivity way up myself, I have to concur. It makes turning and circle strafing soooo much easier.
 
And that's all of the currently released AR cards.

Took a ton of trading, but got 'em all in binder sheets! Woo!

...now if I could only get better at 9.0s.

Also
Boss Rush Hard
scares the hell out of me. Anyone here do it?
 
Just got the game, it looks cool although I'm not so sure about land combat.
Anything I should know before getting in? Do you guys play with homing yes/no?
Leave homing on. It's not like auto aim in dual stick FPS, it's a legit feature of weapons. For example my Great Reaper Palm with +3 Range and Homing fires Reapettes that slowly yet persistently chase enemies across the stage and around corners. Not to mention turning it off unbalances the weapon system and makes you unprepared for multiplayer.

Auto Reticle is the auto aim equivalent and that can stay off.
 
Have a question regarding certain treasure hunt panels, specifically the
Acquire all blades, bows, arms, etc. panels (including the "all weapons" panel)

I'm keeping track of all the weapons I currently have in my possession, with the exception of the ones I used to have but discarded for either hearts or fusion purposes

Now I still have a few weapons I must acquire, including some Zodiac weapons

The thing I want to know is in order to satisfy condition for each weapon panel, do I need to have ALL of the weapons in my possession, or will the game recognize the weapons I've already unlocked and will want me to focus on the ones I haven't unlocked?
 
Have a question regarding certain treasure hunt panels, specifically the
Acquire all blades, bows, arms, etc. panels (including the "all weapons" panel)

I'm keeping track of all the weapons I currently have in my possession, with the exception of the ones I used to have but discarded for either hearts or fusion purposes

Now I still have a few weapons I must acquire, including some Zodiac weapons

The thing I want to know is in order to satisfy condition for each weapon panel, do I need to have ALL of the weapons in my possession, or will the game recognize the weapons I've already unlocked and will want me to focus on the ones I haven't unlocked?
you just need to have had it in possesion at one point, the game "remembers" this
 
I can't belive I have such a desire to replay levels, again and again.. I finished chapter 5 and instead of moving forward, I'm replaying older stages in higher dificulties. So good..

Edit: Oh Wow Pittoo sniping me from the top of the temple?