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30 November 2004 @ 10:39 am
More Disgaea stuff  
This post will probably only be of interest to gaming geeks in general and FF fans in particular :)

I started out naming all the non-story characters after characters from books. When i thought up the FF series idea i renamed most of them but left the Cleric named Meredith and the Red Mage named Cailet. Other than that, i've got:

Female Warrior: Celes
Male Warrior: Cyan (I was going to name the Ronin/Samurai character Cyan, but the Ronin are clearly female)
Female Brawler: Tifa
Male Brawler: Sabin
Knight: Cecil
Ronin: Faris
Scout: Vincent (because so far Scouts are the only class good with a gun)
Rogue: Locke (Althouhg i'm _really_ tempted to rename him Link. He looks very similar and spends a lot of time picking up and throwing things =)
Ninja: Edge
Archer: Rosa
Green Mage: Rydia
Blue Mage: Shiva
Star Mage: Rena

I also created four skulls (the male equivalent of mages) but i couldn't think of four ugly male FF mages, and really their only purpose is to server as knowledge slaves to Flonne so i just named them Larry, Moe, Curly and Starry.

There are three classes left to unlock, Angel, Majin, and EDF.

Majin are the super class, so i'm going to create a TG Cid for that, at least if the Majin are male :) All of these names will depend on what sexes the class turns out to be. Could name the Angel Sephiroth, but that would be kind of weird. If Angels are female i could name her Aerith, but i've never really been that impressed with her. I'm thinking of naming the EDF Vincent (since they're the class that's _really_ good with guns) but i'd need to think of something else to name the Scout in that case.
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Kirinkirinn on November 30th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
Possible not-terribly-attractive male mages: Minh, Tellah, FuSoYa, Galuf, Strago, ... Ciat-Sith? ;) Seymour?

Other guy with guns: Irvine

Angel: Terra?
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 30th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)

Argh! I'm trying to avoid anything to do with FF8 :)

My mind is blanking, who's Minh? And don't you mean Garuf? ;)

Terra is a great idea though, thanks! Now i just need to get another 70 levels for my knight, 60 for my archer, and 50 for my cleric so i can make an Angel and see if the gender matches :)

Have you played Disgaea? If not you really should. I seem to remember you liking FF Tactics at least somewhat, and this has even better gameplay overall, a comprehensible story, and lots of anime references :)
Kirinkirinn on November 30th, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC)
Minh (aka Minyuu or something) is a minor playable character from FF2.

I haven't played Disgaea, though I've heard much about it. I'm sure I _would_ like it, and that combined with the fact that it looks like it has the kind of systems that could easily suck up multiple-hundred hours make me fear it greatly.
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 1st, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, i haven't gotten around to FF2 yet.

It's not _that_ bad :) I'm about 60 hours in and i'm on episode 12 of the 14 main chapters, and that's with a medium amount of leveling up and stuff.

I think it's only the side worlds that start to get really insane, or if you get the Dark Assembly to raise enemy levels. Yes it will take god-awful amounts of time if you want to get level 9999 characters with maxed stats, but that seems like something you'd end up doing for an hour or so at a time before taking a break and playing a different game or doing something else for awhile. One faq i was reading was estimating that it would take about 17 hours of leveling in the best area to max out your bonus stats (part one of the three step stat maxing routine, but definitely the longest part) and even i'm not insane enough to do that all in a row :)

Oh, and it has New Game+ and multiple endings according to the faqs :)