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I just read an interesting article about why digital copies of video games are often more expensive than physical copies, when by all logic they should be cheaper.


The article concludes with: "At some point, physical media will disappear, but gaming will probably be one of the very last holdouts at this pace."

It's odd to think of a future in which music, movies and books are mostly digital, but one in which video games of all things still have to be bought in a plastic box from a store, just to prop up retail pricing structures - even if all that's inside that physical box is a download code, which is something that already happens.

I finished a few games recently (Broken Sword and Children of Mana) and in a rare spirit of completionism went back to Bravely Default.

I loved this game so much at the start. How can such a fun game go so wrong? I've made it to chapter six now, after increasing disenchantment, and at last I have the final job asterisk. Woohoo! Kind of fun again! I can now be a conjuror! All jobs got!

Only now I find out that all the spells that the conjuror uses can only be found in chapter five, and I'm in chapter six now. So the conjuror is essentially useless to me unless I want to start a new playthrough after over 100 hours of this one.

It's little things like that which make the second half of this game such a frustration. I honestly had more fun in the demo. I played that through twice.

It's such a pity. The art is so entrancing in this game, the gameplay so well done and enjoyable, but the plot is such a thing of frustration. I have very little interest in the next game any more, and I couldn't have imagined feeling that way during the first 50 hours of gameplay.

Date: 2015-09-04 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] dagbok
Talking about Susano-o? I got it at Chapter 7, after I had grinded my characters high enough to withstand the hit (if you decline the owl-man's offer for the first time he won't let you try again until you leave the island on the flying ship and then get back there, just fyi). Not sure why all guides say it's only on Chapter 5, that's ridiculously misleading and frustrating.

That said, the whole re-repeating everything everytime you got a new chapter was pretty boring for me too, so I only re-challenged the bosses whose backstory I wanted to know more about. But from what I've read on Japanese sites the sequel has some backtracking but does fix some of the most pointless fluffing around, so I'm personally looking foward to it.
Edited Date: 2015-09-04 08:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-09-04 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] dagbok
In which sense? You want to make different states before passing to the new chapter? If so do it, so you can see the different bosses as you prefer.

Weird, I did definitely get it at chapter 7, no kidding. I checked a guide (I know...) and they said something about defeating Barbarossa to unlock the owl summoning Susano-o from the 3rd chapter on. Not sure if it would work, but just in case I'm throwing this in too.


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