Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby TiamatNM » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:07 pm

I don't think there is one. The game is pretty lacking as far as extras are concerned. A sound test would have been nice.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Alantor2013 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:24 am

Hey, how do I upgrade my weapons? I know u need a weapon with a hammer icon, but where can I get them?
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Darcnova » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:55 am

Alantor2013 wrote:Hey, how do I upgrade my weapons? I know u need a weapon with a hammer icon, but where can I get them?


You need a weapon with the hammer icon, and the required ingredients to upgrade it.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Alantor2013 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:13 am

I see. So where do I get weapons with the hammer icon? Do I get them from enemies or rewards for beating stages?
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Darcnova » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:39 am

Alantor2013 wrote:I see. So where do I get weapons with the hammer icon? Do I get them from enemies or rewards for beating stages?


They drop from monsters.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Alantor2013 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 am

Ok. I'm having trouble trying to S rank a A Guest and a Runaway. The scorpions block my attacks and the desert sharks attack me and I have no way to get them out. How do I earn a S rank on that stage?
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby R353ARCH_D35TROY » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:37 am

Haven't got to that part yet, but mainly time, damage taken, then highest hit combo are biggest factors.

Hit generally is low amount of points, but should come naturally working on low damage.

Less than 100 hit combo is around 100 points, 180 hit is about 190 points. Low amount of score here.

Damage taken is 500 point if no damage, taking minimal damage drops it to around 380, then less for more damage taken.

The majority of points are gotten with low time limits.

S rank seems to be between 1400 and 1500 points.

For strategy there, Plume's Square Square Square Down+Square works really well in butt-bumping enemies into a stun, and enemies that go flying also become a temporary projectile weapon of sorts. Works wonderfully on wolves.

For the sand fish, you can knock them out of the sand if you swing at the right time. You can also jump or block (block works for all direction, not just the way you are facing, but will end your combo) and them come out of sand for a bit, though with an odd period of invincibility just before they attack.

Also you could use X+Square if full SP to clear most of the screen, or simply Down/Down-Toward/Toward Square for the shrimpions if only 1/2 SP.

The biggest enemy will be time, so make sure you are able to kill quickly with minimal hits, ignore all drops, and if you score around 1200 decide if you can get an extra 200-300 points from high hit/low damage taken, of if your times are simply not low enough.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Emerald Emblem » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:54 am

I'm a little disappointed, they promise high speed combat, but it doesn't feel too fast unless they mean the boss battles when a mob of allies join in.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Darcnova » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:47 am

Emerald Emblem wrote:I'm a little disappointed, they promise high speed combat, but it doesn't feel too fast unless they mean the boss battles when a mob of allies join in.


I really don't remember the term "high speed" being thrown around...

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby R353ARCH_D35TROY » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:44 pm

Just to correct a few things I said earlier:
Scoring is based on time, damage taken, highest hit counter.

No damage is 500 pt bonus.
317 or greater hit combo is 1000 pts.

S rank is 1500 or more points, with a higher "master" tag added for no damage.

Easiest way to S rank:
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Plume; Square Square Square Up+Square combo, can continually juggle dead enemies if you have trouble maintaining a combo. For siege (boss) battles, simply finish fast for S rank. For combat and skirmish, combo 317 and then finish fast. Easy.


Best farm tactics, locations:
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Experience: the beginning section of subspace 4, with wolves. Can die in 2nd section or 3rd section lava if you wish to keep levels. Do not "give up" from menu else forfeit your levels.
Items:Side Story 11: Sometimes find Ralges(sp) wing as drop, +20 str, +50 fire element. Beyond the Abyss, get pure electrorock +12 attack +20 electric element as stage reward, +1 skirmish reward.
Honor: Side story 11 or Mock skirmish (since you also need 100 skirmish wins). Mock Skirmish can be won without pressing any buttons if your squad is 99 level.
Upgrade items: Beyond the Abyss I got a sword and an axe, forgot the names off hand but I think the sword started with an "s" and the axe with a "c." Both can be upgraded simply with items sold by merchant.


All the above should be done on NG+.

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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby OverlordG » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:45 am

Got the game last weekend and I already predict the skirmish battles will be giving me some trouble. Other than that this looks to be a fun Vanillaware style game as I expected from watching the images and trailers.
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Rednal » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:08 pm

They get easier once you train your units up enough. ^^ A little grinding should see you through the whole game.
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby OverlordG » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:02 am

Cool. I'll keep that in mind.
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby Rednal » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:11 pm

Ah, and don't forget to enhance items - getting a bonus of +100 elemental damage (or more) can REALLY make things easier. XD
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Re: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PSN only EU+NA June 2014)

Postby OverlordG » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Elemental bonuses. Gotcha.
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