Two hundred and fifty-five; deux cents cinquante-cinq; nihyaku goju go; 255. This number will be familiar to most gamers. It seems to crop up quite a lot. In the original Zelda, it’s the maximum number of Rupees you could carry; it’s the max number for many of your stats in most Final Fantasy games; it’s the highest number of Effort Points in Pokemon. There’s a technical reason for this. You’ve heard of bytes, right? A byte is made up of eight smaller units called bits. The result is that the maximum number of values it can represent with these eight-digit units is 256 (255 numbers plus zero, I assume). Let me quote Wikipedia for a moment: 225 is “the maximum value representable by an eight-digit binary number, and therefore the maximum representable by an unsigned 8-bit byte.” Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 26 – Disgaea: Hour of Darkness’ »
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In case you missed it, the first part of this set of time-saving tips can be found here. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Disgaea Part II’ »
Disgaea is one of those games where grinding plays a huge role. Some players are even so turned off by the concept of having to level up for hours upon hours that they give up and move on to other games. While grinding is a big part of the series, grinding efficiently can cut down the time needed to get through storyline battles to about ten hours, if not less. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Disgaea Part I’ »
Atlus games are notorious for being hard to find about a week after they hit shelves. People pouring over used game bins for Disgaea or Odin Sphere will be pleased to discover these two games will be easier to find soon. Both will be joining the Greatest Hits series and getting the $19.99 price tag and red bar across the top in September.
Japan is that country that brought us the idea that several big robots could combine to make a giant robot. Compile Heart’s Agarest Senki staff has taken the idea and applied it to RPGs to form Cross Edge, a PS3 collaboration between Capcom, Namco Bandai, Nippon Ichi, Idea Factory, Gust, and Compile Heart. The team from Compile Heart responsible for Agarest Senki is leading the development. Continue reading ‘Japan Combines Every RPG Ever, Forms Voltron, Taunts English Speakers With Cross Edge’ »