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Reminiscing Neo and EXA

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Reminiscing Neo and EXA

Postby Bulzome » Fri Oct 25 2013 9:23am

I just played through Neo and EXA for the first time since they came out. I played these games a little differently than I first did.

In Neo, I found that the best way to get through the game was to switch between swords, magic and bows, depending on the enemy. I would also wait until I reach a boss or a new area to level up my force arts. This actually worked quite well for me until I'd hit the game's "sudden difficulty curves". Most notable was when...
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The first few Legion Hives were easy, as long I powered up the necessary Force Arts beforehand. After a while, I found myself struggling to make my way through certain areas. I found myself going to Hail Prison for energy and the Desert Temple (I can't remember the name of it) for gold. Even then, I still had trouble with the Spark Demon and Balrog. However, everything seemed to even itself out once I started the final area. The story wasn't bad, despite the terrible voice acting.

EXA, on the other hand, was much easier in my opinion. I played the majority of the game as Toma, using one-handed weapons. I was able to make it through hordes of enemies with ease, especially after mastering the "Killer" and "Pursuit" Power Arts. I waited to power up my Power Arts, as I did in Neo and the game was a breeze. Cyrile was kind of weak at first, but after getting certain spells and mastering a few Power Arts, she would plow right through enemies. I only had a few issues. I had a hard time farming mythril. Xeyon Castle was easier than the training grounds (46-50). As far as the story goes, I only have two complaints.
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Overall, these games weren't bad. I actually enjoyed them more now than when they first came out.

Also, I wasn't sure where to post this topic. If I posted it in the wrong place, I apologize.
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Re: Reminiscing Neo and EXA

Postby Faisal » Sun Apr 06 2014 10:20am

I liked both but EXA seemed a bit unplanned because the map was almost the same as that of NEO that was a major dissapointment :(
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