This has been one hell of a week. And tomorrow isn’t looking any better.
Thank you, PSN Flash Sale, for giving me plenty of distractions in this time of chaos.
if frickin scandal and grey’s anatomy can have sex scenes.. why the hell can’t castle. all three shows are on abc. c’mon.
okay we had some makeout sessions.
different writers, different creative teams, different cast, different characters. different stories being told….
Also Castle is not driven by a primetime soap opera play book. The other shows are. It’s not the network, it’s the type of story. Plus, I must say again, good things almost never come from sex on primetime TV.
Let us also not forget a statement by a certain actress regarding not wanting her character to be objectified because she serves as such a positive role model to young women around the globe.
Through the House of the Undying Ones and What Daenerys Targaryen Found There. ( Part I )
Mustadio: I wonder if he’s strong?
Worker 8: I am very strong!
Ramza: Well, then…beat Mustadio up!
Ramza: Help! Phoenix Down! Where’s the Phoenix Down?!
Battle with Velius, the Warlock/Belias, the Gigas
"God Stone bearer, with me now do treat. Your spirit and my flesh as one shall merge. Life undying yours forever more."
Christ almighty, this fight. This fight. This is the one that almost drove me to quit Final Fantasy Tactics and leave it unfinished, as I’m sure was the case with many FFT initiates.
Velius shows us that he’s a more canny opponent than Queklain was by summoning three Archaic Demons to his side as soon as Ramza’s own reinforcements arrive. More often than not, he’ll then proceed to launch his favorite opening attack, summoning Cyclops. Cyclops is maybe the most powerful summon in the game short of Zodiac, and if you aren’t smart enough or fast enough to get out of the way, it’s liable to kill one or two of your party members outright.
The units left standing after Velius’ opening onslaught are unlikely to survive a second salvo of attacks consisting principally of Dark Holy (Unholy Darkness), courtesy of the Archaic Demons.
And as if that weren’t enough, Velius possess the ability to take you out of the fight with just a glance. Seal has short range, but it launches instantly, and it never misses- if you’re hit by it, you’d better hope you’ve got a Chemist handy.
Funny thing about this fight; I had recorded five of the above gifs, and said to myself, “Okay, let’s wrap this up so I can gif his death animation.” I expected to breeze through the fight without much difficulty. Because I underestimated the challenge that Velius can present to the inattentive player, he completely slaughtered me.
It was disappointing, sure, but honestly, I feel the Velius gifset really isn’t complete if it doesn’t include a “Game Over” screen. Wouldn’t you agree?
Totally agree. And yes, this battle is probably one of the most difficult in the game. The worst part is that if you go in unprepared to Riovanes Castle, as we all do as beginners, you’re kind of fucked. And you’re stuck. You can’t leave and level up your characters or try a different formation with your units. If you have no idea beforehand that you’re going to be stuck at Riovanes until beating Velius, and there’s no saving yourself. You have to make do with what you’ve got or completely restart. And that’s a shit ton of stuff to redo just to beat one boss battle.
He’s so much easier nowadays since I know how to prepare for the battle and counter everything he throws at me, but I was 10 years old when this game came out and I played it for the first time. IT WAS A NIGHTMARE. My brother and I wanted to chuck the damn TV, controller, PlayStation and game disc out the window on more than one occasion.
But damn, I love Wiegraf as a character anyway.
Tactics is my fav Final Fantasy.
Hilarious because my Ramza is currently a Lancer, too. Probably won’t be by the time I get to this part of the game though. Haven’t decided what I’m doing with him yet, really.