04 July, 2015

Custom Lily type B

So yeah, as you might have seen in this week's loot post, I got two of type B (yellow and pink). Painted the hair on the the yellow's front without hairband and long back.

Also since each of these comes with a blank face I used the FAG Gourai's eye decals on one.

It didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.

Other shots:

This week's loot (Indepedence Day 2015)

Also since it's the fourth of July I made this: FUCK YEAH MURRICA

Edit: New version

02 July, 2015

Fire Emblem if: Anya Oukoku

Cleared the second part of Fire Emblem if. Byakuya route was roughly 17 hours, Anya 12. Same number of story stages, but Anya is shorter because you can't mess around in free battles = waste time raising and customising your characters. That being said, gameplay in Anya is way more fun with most stages having unique gimmicks (though some are kind of annoying and a bunch of earlier stages are slogs).

The gameplay is okay.

The story isn't.

For one thing, it's clearly incomplete. I've seen people claim that each route's story is complete on its own. They're lying through their fucking teeth. Literally nothing is explained. The characters are kind of shallow too, mostly due to the short length of the game(s). It wouldn't be so bad if these two parts and the third which isn't out yet were sold as one game, but the gall one has to have to sell each part on its own is way beyond my comprehension. Ugh.

I thought the gameplay was terrible before I started on the Anya route though, so maybe- just maybe- the third route will manage to save all this. Maybe.

Anyway, the usual:

01 July, 2015

Fire Emblem if: Byakuya Oukoku

Cleared the Byakuya route on Monday and am currently past two-thirds through the Anya route. My people from the end of the Byakuya route:

To be honest the game isn't that good. It's not BAD, but Kakusei was just better in pretty much every way. Of the new features the one I like most is the social aspects (the build your own castle thing) but a LOT of the problems with other stuff stem from the inclusion of it. The writing seems a bit stunted, the characters shallow due to the whole multiple route thing limiting the amount of time they get in one route. The customisation is bit limited compared to Kakusei yet skills are easily gotten through the social stuff, and either way a lot of the motivation to raise characters (for me, at least) is sapped away by the fact that you have to start over from scratch in the other routes. The gameplay in the Byakuya route is terrible too, being way too easy for most of the game (it's not even Kakusei easy, it's clear stages on FUCKING AUTOBATTLE easy). The Anya route on the other hand (so far) does a very good job of limiting your resources and then tempting you with optional objectives that reward you with much-needed resources, and cool stage gimmicks, but quite a few of the stages are too tedious, and there are one or two that are plain bullshit unfair at times.