So I just got this, haven't been able to play it yet but have read more than a few sources now. It seems like there is consensus that it is a very well-done game but its too easy. Plus there's no hard mode? Not good but this is where the old school tactic of challenge runs comes in and this seems like a perfect candidate for that!
So lets get some challenge run ideas going here...
Not having played this at all yet I'm thinking obvious ones would be no familiars run, low level game (run from every random encounter), starting familiars only run.
Usually there are innovative ways to add challenge to games where it is unfortunately missing such as abusing game mechanics to prevent exp, etc.
Well maybe this thread will die alone or maybe it will spark some interesting dialogue. Who knows =D --- Syon Grey main page http://tinyurl.com/syongrey
turbanmythPosted 10/9/2013 7:27:59 PM
Playing normal but 5-10 levels under leveled with no OP familiars and no item use during fights except for status removal will be a good challenge enough due to the terrible AI. Try it, but keep a balanced team otherwise it won't be much fun when you're dying a lot. --- As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the wise man wander in the world. --Buddha
I figure my first play through I'll just be naturally overleved, just can't resist those juicy sidequests and familiar hunting but the story seems quite strong enough to make it fun.
After that perhaps I will have some more inventive ideas for some challenge runs --- Syon Grey main page http://tinyurl.com/syongrey
AlltraPosted 10/11/2013 3:20:13 AM(edited)
If you want a challenge, do 3 things:
1) Don't use items. 2) Don't let anyone die / don't use Resurrecting Skills. If you, any of your familiars, or any of your party members are reduced to 0 HP, you have to quit and reload from a previous save. 3) Avoid leveling up as much as you can. --- "Cute" is a kiddy euphemism for "Sexy". Online is the worst thing to happen to gaming.