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#21 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:46 AM

So, uh, BK said you lot have Skies? *scratch scratch* I'll, uh, I'll be buying this soon then. If the comparison is apt, so much the better. I finished that game like 15 times.
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

And purely based on one page of BK's assumptions, I've gone and bought it. Hardback and all.
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:40 PM

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Oh badass! I'm reminded of the Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia!! I'm only on ch 1 but I hope this style persist.


One of my favorite games ever. IMO it has the most likable full cast in any video game I've played, and I love the feel of sailing through the skies.
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

I really enjoyed this, definitely butcher's strongest start to a series (though that isn't saying much). Enjoyable cast of characters, fun world and some nice world building in the background. I was sceptical at first from the previews but I'm in.
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:38 PM

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View PostBriar King, on 30 September 2015 - 02:31 AM, said:

Oh badass! I'm reminded of the Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia!! I'm only on ch 1 but I hope this style persist.


One of my favorite games ever. IMO it has the most likable full cast in any video game I've played, and I love the feel of sailing through the skies.


Oh Cool!!!! SoA Fans...that game was so awesome ...

I got all sidetracked yesterday and didn't get to the book and crashed early. Will get it hopefully tonight based off this line of thought^
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:36 PM

View PostEnd of Disc One, on 30 September 2015 - 01:40 PM, said:

View PostBriar King, on 30 September 2015 - 02:31 AM, said:

Oh badass! I'm reminded of the Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia!! I'm only on ch 1 but I hope this style persist.


One of my favorite games ever. IMO it has the most likable full cast in any video game I've played, and I love the feel of sailing through the skies.


Let's be brothers? I'm seriously considering SoA for my right sleeve...
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:07 PM

While Final Fantasy is my fav rpg SERIES, SoA is fav rpg game hands down. If it would have sequels and they were on that lvl FF wouldn't have a chance

That said when I read ch 1 yesterday I was bouncing like a child and said to myself Maark needs to try this fucker out.
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:03 AM

In a flurry of reading I've finished. My thoughts largely line up with Historians. It's a really solid beginning to a series (and easily the best beginning Butcher has ever done) and it's a great read throughout. I won't post anymore chapter coverage, as I'm done and there is no need with the rest of you lot now reading it. I really enjoyed and I'm in for book 2.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:04 AM

View PostBriar King, on 30 September 2015 - 08:07 PM, said:

While Final Fantasy is my fav rpg SERIES, SoA is fav rpg game hands down. If it would have sequels and they were on that lvl FF wouldn't have a chance

That said when I read ch 1 yesterday I was bouncing like a child and said to myself Maark needs to try this fucker out.


And then I went and bought the shit out of it and have been humming the dungeon battle theme ever since.

Going to start verrrrrry shortly :3
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:48 PM

^Wow, already halfway through!
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 04:33 AM

Hah, that was just a picture holding it open at a random stage to show Logan I had it.

I'm at chapter 6.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:57 AM

Upto chapter 6. Like it a lot so far
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:51 PM

Finished it. Entertaining, not great.

Would read more.

The ending was kind of cheesy, but w/e.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 09:07 PM

View PostObdigore, on 02 October 2015 - 07:51 PM, said:

Finished it. Entertaining, not great.

Would read more.

The ending was kind of cheesy, but w/e.



I'm guessing it ll turn it out like Alera (Fucking A) where it ramps up to the next lvl on bk 2. For now I'm just happy to be reading what at times is my fav rpg on paper for the most part. I want to know if Butcher is a fan of Arcadia.
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:37 AM

Not reading any upthread posts. 41 chapters in. Is this set in the same world as Alera?
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:45 AM

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:00 AM

Oh yeah and just like I predicted this motherfucker is on ch 41 compared to me on 13. I knew I'd be right on the money with that.
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:43 AM

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Oh yeah and just like I predicted this motherfucker is on ch 41 compared to me on 13. I knew I'd be right on the money with that.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:22 AM

If you ever have the chance and have never played Skies of Arcadia do so. You ll have to find a Dreamcast to play it. GameCube also has an extended edition but I've never played it. The original game on DC was fucking mind blowing at the time in 01. Play it and tell me ch 1 isn't the game on paper. It's a world crime they allowed this game to die without a sequel. It's worth the $ to put into it.
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