RAND GRIND CHECKLIST: 1) Recruit Deis (See the video for how). 2) Make a party with Deis & Super Sten. 3) Swim down (and left as needed) from HomeTown/Newhaven to find the Island of Giants. 4) Grind Rand to LVL 18 via the following strats: —Atomic Goo: Death —Chorking/Tyorkin: Battle item, Chop-Chop/Slice, or Dragon. —Anything Else: Switch
ENEMY AI: A.Sludges/Atomic Goos (No resistance to status ailments; Will always outspeed if no grinding) 1/64 defend Otherwise, 8.0 with probability 17/256 (if over 50% HP), 33/256 (if over 25% and at most 50%), 65/256 (if over 12.5% and at most 25%), or 129/256 (if 12.5% HP or under) Otherwise Attack
Chorkings/Tyorkins (Immune to spell-casting, but weak to Wind): 1/64 defend Otherwise, Attack or Cast a Spell Spell list: Poison Breath & Zombie Breath
Gatlingheads (Immune to status ailments; Will always outspeed if no grinding): Use Cure 4/Restore when under 75% HP (heals up to full no matter what) Otherwise, 1/64 defend Otherwise, Attack (75%) or Iceblast (25%)
K.Sludges/Goo Kings (Immune to status ailments; Perfect accuracy with Death; Will always outspeed unless Deis is LVL 74): 1/64 defend Otherwise, Death with probability 17/256 (if over 50% HP), 33/256 (if over 25% and at most 50%), 65/256 (if over 12.5% and at most 25%), or 129/256 (if 12.5% HP or under) Otherwise Attack
Post by fionordequester on Mar 31, 2021 1:54:54 GMT -5
I actually wasn't sure whether or not to post this... But after making the first X2 episode, I realized that the walkthrough route's going to be a little different from the speedrun route. So, here you go. Consider this a prelude to what you might expect, or pass it so you don't get spoiled on the levels. I leave it to you...
NOTE: I made the thumbnail this time, reusing some of the elements Vrime used for X1. The frame counter and "Power button pressed" message is there to let verifiers know that I'm not playing back a movie file. This was recorded all in one sitting, no save states used. Will link it on the Leaderboards when it's approved.
I beat Rad Gravity (NES) today and Beyond Good & Evil (GC) the other day, was playing the latter for most of the week. BG&E is a mostly linear Zelda-like with some interesting ideas and an unusual premise, where you play as a (female, non-white) journalist photographer trying to expose a corrupt paramilitary force while joining an underground rebel force and defending your home planet against alien invasion. One of the mechanics seems to have inspired either bash from Ori or aimed throwing from Guacamelee, or perhaps both - you have your CPU ally stun enemies and then you can do an aimed hit while the game pauses to knock them into obstacles or other enemies. While the game feels kind of cut short and underdeveloped in some areas it's well worth playing if you're into the GC era Zeldas and more linear MVs, and presentation-wise I was pretty impressed with it.
Rad Gravity on the other hand, well, it's a pretty creative and quirky earlier game in the genre, using a hub map to let you travel between solar systems and being one of the first games I've seen with a teleporter beacon tool (you place it somewhere and can then teleport there while in the same room) as well as puzzle-style boss fights a la Zelda 3 onwards. However it's just really rough around the edges, with no checkpoints within areas and a lot of trial & error involved in the progression. It's also not as open-ended as it first appears. Still you might wanna check it out if you don't mind using a guide for some parts, and it does give you unlimited lives.
Post by fionordequester on Apr 10, 2021 0:19:14 GMT -5
Wow! A grand-spankin' resistance group and everything! So this is who Gandalf the Elder Tree was talking about! But can we brave the bowls of the Thief's Tomb, and get them what they need? Find out, today!
Post by fionordequester on Apr 12, 2021 12:34:28 GMT -5
You all ready for double jumps? For how to get Morph Moth's Heart Tank without the Crystal Hunter? For more special weapon pwnage, A.I. exploitation, and mini-boss quick kills... and also the most obnoxious achievement in the game? Then welcome back to X2!