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w00t [Jun. 3rd, 2005|09:09 am]
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Got to the end of Eien no Filena. It's interesting how much the game reminds me of Magic Knights Rayearth. There's the same sudden jump in difficulty in certain areas, mystical healing spots to help level up, and a very strange level progression near the end of the game. The faq I was working from reccommended that you be around level 49 when you got to the final boss. I was in the high 60's purely thanks to doing chest hunting trips and returning back to the healing spot to heal up. I was levelling, on average, about every five battles. After 50ish, you don't seem to get any new skills.

The music is quite nifty in the game. Graphics aren't stunning, though the battle interface is nifty. Oddly, the final area enemies took a surprising amount of damage from spears even though spears weren't higher in attack levels (I was getting 500ish damage from a spear versus 300ish from a sword.)

I get the feeling that one scene was supposed to be shocking. Near the end of the game, you run into a room with the cliche glass tubes and floating people in them. There's some purple kitty outfits that were worn by some bizarre dancing people earlier, some dead people in a side room, and copies of them in the tubes. It could be that they were killed and cloned somehow? I'm not sure. Still, rather surreal.

You also get an interesting battle where in you're surrounded with all the people who died over the course of the game. It messes up the drama a bit when you find out that the strongest attack against them is the puppy gnawing on them.

Filena seems to end up running off at the end of the game instead of posing in a bizarre princessy outfit. I am curious what's going on near the end of the game since there seems to be a flotilla of little kids with blond hair tottering around.

satsu's translation has only one obvious typo that I saw. The in battle learning text for Gappy's Steal attack is written as Steak. I could be wrong on that since I had the text speed jacked up pretty high.
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[User Picture]From: white_aster
2005-06-03 04:00 pm (UTC)
I am curious what's going on near the end of the game since there seems to be a flotilla of little kids with blond hair tottering around.

....Invasion of the Poppets! ^___^
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[User Picture]From: yukie1013
2005-06-03 04:02 pm (UTC)
*gigglefit!*

Quick, quick, bust out the cookies!
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2005-06-03 04:28 pm (UTC)
*snerk* There was more than five of them though. They were toddling around outside Filena's castle.
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[User Picture]From: yukie1013
2005-06-03 04:53 pm (UTC)
We may need to rethink the amount of cookies required in this case :O
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2005-06-03 05:27 pm (UTC)
*snerk* Indeed.
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2005-06-04 03:39 am (UTC)
Different weapons have different attributes (slash vs thrust vs smack with hammer, i think), so I guess that effects the enemies somehow.

I'll have to check that Steak thing out. @_@

Do you have a save or savestate near the end of the game? I lost my Filena saves a while back. D:
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[User Picture]From: corvid
2005-06-04 03:29 pm (UTC)
It doesn't show up in the menus, when you use the skill, or anything like that. I only saw it when Gappy learned the spell. I also vaugely remember seeing kanji in a message box pop up after using - I believe the Poison Thrust spear skill. I suspect it was a 'You've poisoned him' kind of thing. It only happened once though, and my memory's bad enough that I can't swear I remember when that was.

I've got a Mac ZSNES freeze state right near the final boss, and a true save (also ZSNES) in the final dungeon, but not right next to the final healing point. If you give me an e-mail, I could send one or the other to you?
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[User Picture]From: satsu
2005-06-05 03:49 am (UTC)
Done! Thanks!
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