Continuing to scramble
Compare Scramble to Arena. The first P4 Arena game was made in between base 4 and Golden so it didn't have any referances to Marie. P4 Arena Ultimax retconned this by having Maie briefly mentionned as "away" at the beginning of it and having her as a DLC character. If they make a Scramble 2 or something following the events of Scramble, I imagine Kasumi will have a reason written for her not being involved in the events of Scramble.
Then allow me to give you the good old fashioned Phansite welcome. Just gotta dust off the old youtube link. Here we go. Ahem...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXnH5Ou3wHU<div class='edited'>(edited by Gin)</div>
Shadow Yukiko is harder in base P4. It doesn't have the weakness to Ice that it does in Golden (Though the minion is still weak to ice) and it has Mind Charge that it uses if it knocks down someone (See: Chie).
For General advice, Yu wants a persona that has ice and isn't weak to fire. You can get that with Persona fusion. Remember in Persona fusion in P4 the abilities are random but you can back out of the selection, unselect the personas your using for fusion and rechose them and it will reset what moves you inherit. I can't remember if there is a persona that's resistant to fire, but use that if there is. For the others, Yosuke is the only thing that can heal in this match unless Yu has a persona with Dia that isn't Pixie (Weak to fire). Other than that, use items. Chie is probably your best friends and worst enemy in this fight. She has Bufu but is weak to fire. Guard with her every now and again if you think the boss is gonna try something though there's no real tell unlike Shadow Yosuke. If she uses Mind Charge, guard with everyone.
The Minion resists wind but is weak to ice. It's main purpose is to be an annoyance until you kill it and then never come back once it dies once. It has 850HP. Uses Chie and Yu to kill it quick. As you said, it heals Yukiko which is the last thing you want. It also has Sukukaja which is also a nuisance.
Shadow Yukiko herself is Level 15, so another level or two wouldn't hurt. I think I was around level 12 when I did it though that was a long time ago. As I'm sure you know, her signature move "Burn to Ashes" hurts though it's pretty much just Magilao (Medium Fire to everyone). Guard with Chie often but not so often you aren't using her to do damage. When the prince is out, don't guard with Chie. Just kill it. Shivering Rondo, her other signature moves, only seems to affect those who are hit with Fear from the prince. Since it's not Golden, you don't have to worry about her inflicting it herself
All the info I got is from the Megami Tensei Wiki, which is a nice place if you want to know moves and stats of the bosses and enemies you face. The Prince's data is on the same page as well as a few more tips. Link Below:
Other than that, just don't give up, pack a few revival items if you can get them and heal often with items, Yu or Yosuke. If you can crit with a Physical move from Chie, great. That's a free All Out Attack. Just don't rely on them. Shadow Yukiko has around 1,000 HP in base 4, so it shouldn't take that long if you keep on top of things.<div class='edited'>(edited by Gin)</div>
Nioh 2 Review (Spoiler free)
Well, I did a first impressions thread for the Open Beta of Nioh 2. Figures I might as well book end it by making a final impressions thread for the whole game. I'll be spoiling Nioh 1 here but not Nioh 2.
As previously mentioned, my relationship with Nioh 1 is love-hate. I like the game as a whole, a samurai souls type of deal taking places in Sengoku era Japan. As a history buff, I'm inclined to love the concept. However, certain factors, such as the ludicrusly unbalanced damage you take from everything made the game a large chore, especially against fast enemies such as White Tiger or the DLC's first boss Date Shigizane. The entire DLC in general can burn in hell for this reason. However, Nioh 2 fixes this issue and adds new mechanics that make the game far better simply by making it more balanced.
The game is a prequel to Nioh 1, featuring Hideyoshi, in the game going by his birth name of Tokichiro, as he rises to the top of Japan and you play as The Protaganist (Yes, that's the name the game uses in it's bios), a fully customizable mute who is half Yokai and, as such, can turn into one for a brief period and utilize Yokai abilities. You also have a shiny knife that is inscribed with the name "Hide", so that's what everyone in the game calls you.
Gameplay wise, the game is far more balanced than Nioh 1. No longer can everything kill you in one combo. You come with a new assortment of skills you can use thanks to being a Yokai. You can use other Yokai's abilties, including bosses, by collecting their soul cores. Using this you can equip your self with 2, later 3, of the cores that can do certain things such as inflicting status effects or doing a lot of damage. You can also counter the strongest attacks certain enemies, Human or Yokai, have when they flash red and use that to stun them for a few seconds if you do it right. Depending on the type of spirit type, you can either perform a hit, dodge or guard to knock an enemy out of the attack. Burst counters also have some other uses, such as actually allowing you to escape from the stun after you get Ki broken. Oh, and the game actually gives you enough exp to not fall behind the level suggestion in late game.
The game still has it's flaws however. Certain side quests are still the same where they throw a bunch of mid tier Yokai into a room and have you fight them all. One room in the game has you fight two large bosses with thankfully lessened damage in a small room and says "Good Luck". There's also the Yokai Form which is Nioh 2's version of Nioh 1's Living weapon except it's completely useless cause of how little damage it does when used but it can still be useful in making you invincible for a 5 second or so window. Finally, certain enemies and bosses are still a chore to fight, sometimes worse than even Nioh 1.
Overall however, Nioh 2 is far and away better than Nioh 1 to me thanks to it's added balance changes and new mechanics. If Nioh 1 was a 6, Nioh 2 is easily an 8 for me.
Now, let's just hope they learn from their mistakes and don't fuck up the game with the DLC like they did in Nioh 1.
Most Bullshit Bosses in gaming
So, Like the last list, I was inspired by Nioh. Cause there is a certain boss in that game that sucks all kinds of balls.
<spoiler>Hundred Eyes aka Sir John Dee is the story modes final boss, coming in a mission after the credits roll in the Tower of London,</spoiler> It's attacks are easy avoid, most them involve him attacking past you if you stick to his side, and leave him very open to attack. But that isn't the problem. He summons eyes. At first, they aren't an issue. <spoiler>Dee</spoiler> is just sitting on the ground like a toddler occupied with a toy while you cut them all down then you can go right back to the same attack. Then he summons them again. And moves while they are active. Which leads to when you will die to this boss. If you don't deal with the eyes, they'll likely hit you with the clusterfuck of lasers while your healing or trying to attack. But try dealing with them will likely end in the boss killing you while off screen due his attacks hitting much harder while the eyes are out. It's an occasion of it not being the <i>boss</i> that's an issue but the annoying enemies he spawns that are the real problem with the fight. Which makes it feel like you've been cheated when the boss kills you.
In fact, all fights in general that distract you with normal enemies in the fight can up here. But that's besides the point. What are the fights you find absolute bullshit?
Adult Confidant AU
Scruffy Turtles is back at it with the Adult AU confidant. Now with added actual story in the form of a Webtoons series.
Forum Game: Guess the Game.
Easy rules. Make a Haiku about a video game. The next person in the thread has to guess it and then make a Haiku of a game and so on and so forth. Ready? I'll go first.
Edge. Edge. Edge. Edge. Edge.
Undo. Undo, Edge, Undo,
Undo. Edge Undo.
Pretty easy one for those who have played the game.
Have You Seen Our House?
Our House. In the Middle of Our Street. Have you seen it?
Happy New Year
Think it's officially New Years everywhere in the world now. Means I can officially post this.
Happy New Years, Everyone.
Well, Team Cherry may not be giving us anything to work with for Hollow Knight: Silksong but Christopher Larkin is picking up the slack with two beautiful new pieces.
Most Hated Bosses in Video Games
What are the bosses you hate the most? Not the hardest bosses or the worst bosses. Just bosses for some reason you just absolutely despise. Like, you look at them and the first thing that pops in your head is just hatred and loathing.
That boss for me is Nioh's Hino-Emna. I realised this after reaching a side quest late in the game where you have to fight her that I not only remembered exactly who she was despite not even seeing her since beating her in the story like a year ago but how much I hated her. I beat her easily in a single fight and felt no emotion whilst doing so. I just hate her. She was the first brick wall in the game for me. I died so many times to her paralysis Fus Ro Da move or her random grab attack or that charge. Now I'm much more experianced in the game, I was able to dodge most of her attacks, Fus Ro Da included, and block the charge since she's stunned for a good 5 seconds after using it. It was easy, which I think made me hate her even more somehow. Like a "How dare you go down like a bitch after all the shit you put me through the first time" sort of thing. So yeah. I just hate Emna. She sucks.
What about you? Any bosses that go beyond annoyance and stay with you as a boss you genuinely hate? I'm curious to see peoples answers.