Board 8 > Ok, back to playing through the Kingdom Hearts series...

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red13n
02/07/19 4:09:43 AM
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Didn't quite do this in the timeframe I wanted.

More specifically, I was playing through Chain of Memories, breezing through and then Riku broke me.

And then by the time I was unbroken real life got chaotic and then I started sprinkling in some WoW again and then there was some Spyro to play and then lots of Smash all while life was kind of hitting the fan.

So I sat down yesterday at like 2 in the morning and was like "fuck it, its a card game, lets break it". And then Riku melted. And so did everything else.

And then about an hour ago I ran into Vexen. An hour later, I realized how I'd learned to break the game with Riku wasn't good enough and I had to go back to good old mechanics from before Riku and use what I knew of those to mix in what I learned from Riku and actually play the game while breaking it at the same time.

And also remember that despite being loaded with Donald cards during the fight, to never, ever, ever, in any circumstances summon Donald vs Vexen.

So now Vexen has been defeated and we are moving on.
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JonThePenguin
02/07/19 4:25:39 AM
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Donald in general is risky in any fight with elementals in CoM.

Also tag.
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red13n
02/07/19 4:57:05 AM
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oh no not again already...
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metaIslug
02/07/19 5:11:51 AM
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I really like the card game, and by that I mean the GBA one. We never got the 3D one in Europe. By comparison I find the normal KH games to be really boring
red13n
02/07/19 5:20:01 AM
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he is packing a lot of 9s this time.
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red13n
02/07/19 5:32:51 AM
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ok Vexen round 2 took a bit.

I thought I'd messed it up. I was out of cards, down to a sliver of HP and Ice Needles inbound, which I haven't managed to dodge fully yet. Vexen was on his last bar and a half and I was feeling demoralized.

Then Donald saved my ass. Called triple Donald with a clutch Curaga, no ice followup(I think he may have actually cast fire I heard a grunt of pain, but I was too focused on my deck and health to pay attention).

A reload and a few attacks later and I was moving on.
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red13n
02/07/19 6:36:09 AM
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Riku apparently came back for more but didnt really bring anything new so he fell over.

The worst thing is when I take my boss deck and don't unequip it for trash. Because I definitely have a decent blizzaga setup to knock out large packs of trash really easily(I'm sure there are better, but this has served me well for a long time).

Now, I've heard the KH storyline gets incredibly convoluted. To this point, its not been all that complicated, at the very least, way simpler than your average jrpg. Is this where it finally starts to go off the rails? Cause I'm guessing this is where its going to start going off the rails.

Also Axel ahead of the pop culture curve on snapping people out of existence.
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pjbasis
02/07/19 7:28:13 AM
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HanOfTheNekos
02/07/19 7:37:56 AM
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If you play them all, you'll be able to follow
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hombad46
02/07/19 8:06:51 AM
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red13n posted...
Is this where it finally starts to go off the rails? Cause I'm guessing this is where its going to start going off the rails.


IMO it starts going off the rails after 2. DDD is when it's a mile away from the rails but still going
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red13n
02/08/19 5:03:39 AM
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oh this boss is way more annoying than its KH counterpart. Also the camera is not cooperating in the slightest. Breaking its cards takes the hands away.
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red13n
02/08/19 5:09:39 AM
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hmm ok, annoying, but still easy.

A test of patience.
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red13n
02/08/19 5:15:55 AM
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Riku back again? He really is persistent.
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red13n
02/08/19 5:18:24 AM
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haha ok he pulled out the old attack I could never dodge in KH and killed me with it.

good for him.
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red13n
02/08/19 5:32:05 AM
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oh no save or room or anything between bosses. If I lose this it better not make me do both fights.
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red13n
02/08/19 6:22:56 AM
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The trash in castle oblivion is really tough. Not dying but had a couple close calls. Might need to invest some time in making a much more broken trash set. I'm sure some of these abilities break the game in ways I havent seen yet.
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Grand Kirby
02/08/19 11:50:09 AM
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I stopped playing through Riku mode in my KH series replay. CoM can be... rough.

You should definitely keep going through to reach KH2 though
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Okay, I rolled a 14. What's that mean? Hsu
That you're a cheater. This is a 12-sided die. Chan
red13n
02/08/19 5:23:39 PM
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I know Riku mode exists...is it necessary storyline-wise?

I am not quite sure what exactly it is.
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MartinFF7
02/08/19 6:19:48 PM
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Everything melts in Riku mode, just breeze right through it.

If my CoM memories are right it was all about the Jafar + Ars Arcanum combo, good times... and the equivalent on the Riku side.
JonThePenguin
02/08/19 6:22:24 PM
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It definitely sets up Rikus arc for the rest of the series, yes.
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paperwarior
02/08/19 6:24:48 PM
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Riku mode isn't exactly a breeze but it's way less annoying and more legitimately fun overall.
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mnkboy907
02/08/19 6:35:53 PM
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Riku's side is arguably more relevant to the overall storyline than Sora's. It's definitely more relevant to his character arc than Sora's side is to his.
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Change is weird.
red13n
02/09/19 6:03:04 AM
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Trinity Limit seems very good.

Also I ran out of green map cards. Thats a long annoying backtrack.
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red13n
02/09/19 7:17:57 AM
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Axel has me stumped. I feel like I've really been cheated on attack cards as I've been going along. I can count the number of 7+ cards I have on one hand.
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red13n
02/09/19 7:28:21 AM
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ok not too bad. Had to apply what I learned to make some better defensive barriers, since I had to make up for my lack of cards with the monster card that gives my cards +1 on use, I lost my ability to use 0 cards.

No 0's meant I had to bake in a few 9/9/9 defensive walls.
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Raka_Putra
02/09/19 9:39:29 AM
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I don't think I'll ever play CoM or its 3D version again, the system is too obtuse. More power to you though.
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pjbasis
02/09/19 11:24:55 AM
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If you don't play Riku's mode there are several characters you won't even meet lol, is it necessary
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red13n
02/09/19 3:05:37 PM
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pjbasis posted...
If you don't play Riku's mode there are several characters you won't even meet lol, is it necessary


keep in mind I don't even have access to it yet, so I didnt know if it was just "play as riku" or "riku story".
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JonThePenguin
02/09/19 3:10:31 PM
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Yeah. Its a full story for him. He only gets premade decks though.
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pjbasis
02/09/19 3:35:18 PM
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red13n posted...
pjbasis posted...
If you don't play Riku's mode there are several characters you won't even meet lol, is it necessary


keep in mind I don't even have access to it yet, so I didnt know if it was just "play as riku" or "riku story".


It was mostly an lol to people not just saying "yes its necessary"
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WiggumFan267
02/09/19 11:18:41 PM
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red13n
02/10/19 3:46:45 AM
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Marluxia is very scary.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:12:54 AM
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ok I gave up and started looking for advice on this fight...

all these recommendations are telling me to load up on 8/9 cards....

but seriously, where the hell are people even getting these high ranking cards? 97% of my cards are not that high, and my attacking cards as I said, less than 10 that are 7/8/9. It seems like either I got completely fucked by RNG this game or there is some trick I don't know about to obtaining cards.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:19:59 AM
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ok wow i dodged a lot of blossom shower but it just keeps going. if there is an end to it I havent seen it.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:22:37 AM
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I almost had him and he pulled out the 9 9 9 blossom shower.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:33:32 AM
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I think I have been defeated and relegated to finding a suitable method for grinding cards.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:40:39 AM
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I accidentally rechallenged him by running into the wrong door and beat him.
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red13n
02/10/19 4:49:01 AM
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oh boy round 2...
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red13n
02/10/19 4:52:58 AM
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i cannot skip this short but likely final cut scene of Sora walking up to the door.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:19:03 AM
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oh hell it wasnt even his final form.

I had a plan.

My plan didnt go this far.
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Grand Kirby
02/10/19 5:24:49 AM
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red13n posted...
ok I gave up and started looking for advice on this fight...

all these recommendations are telling me to load up on 8/9 cards....

but seriously, where the hell are people even getting these high ranking cards? 97% of my cards are not that high, and my attacking cards as I said, less than 10 that are 7/8/9. It seems like either I got completely fucked by RNG this game or there is some trick I don't know about to obtaining cards.

Have you been creating a lot of Moogle shops? That's where you primarily get new cards.

Anyway I got through that battle the same way I got through every single battle in the game; Firaga spam with a few 0s thrown in for breaks. You don't really need high numbered cards for that.
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Okay, I rolled a 14. What's that mean? Hsu
That you're a cheater. This is a 12-sided die. Chan
red13n
02/10/19 5:29:00 AM
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ok i take it back.

this strategy of ragnarok spam actually will work.

I actually flubbed it at the end. But I had him to less than a bar first try.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:29:34 AM
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full ragnarok + a handful of 0s. I flubbed it by forgetting to use my Jafar.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:30:00 AM
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if I can't beat him soon I'm going to be really disappointed because I literally just choked the one shot away.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:36:12 AM
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ugh ok lost the second round because I lost target of him and got stuck hitting his dumb little bit things.
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Murphiroth
02/10/19 5:37:48 AM
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Sleight spam is how I beat the game. Early game I just spammed Sonic Blade, late game Ars Arcanum with a few Sonic Blades still in there. Everything just melts under those moves.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:40:53 AM
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please no more forms.
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red13n
02/10/19 5:58:02 AM
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I actually enjoyed the game but the credits were a huge sigh of relief.

Very challenging game. I mean, once you had the strat capable of beating the boss easily, it wasn't, but getting to that point wasn't always easy.

Always felt like a constant build of knowledge. Would find strategy that worked, roll further along. Hit wall, forced to redevelop strategy. Roll for a little bit, repeat. Was fun, but a little mentally taxing. Actual in-game speed could get really fast when you would approach a wall.
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red13n
02/10/19 6:02:54 AM
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Also Namine is still kind of evil.

Onwards to Riku mode.
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red13n
02/10/19 6:30:07 AM
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ok before I get in another green card situation, how hard do I need to stockpile map cards for Riku?

Because random encounters seem to be only for map cards and exp, so I can pretty safely rush through here.
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