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    They did all that fixing up and improving but Vaan's abs still look like nightmare fuel ??



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    I guess this means it wasn't just a case of poor graphics. Vaan's abs are actually like that.
    everything is wrapped in gray
    i'm focusing on your image
    can you hear me in the void?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
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    I find it funny that Mateus' super attack didn't even one-shot a standard creep ^^
    That's the espers for you. I really struggled trying to find a use for them.
    There really isn't one. They look cool, but 100% of all battles are winnable w/o them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Angus View Post
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    I find it funny that Mateus' super attack didn't even one-shot a standard creep ^^
    That's the espers for you. I really struggled trying to find a use for them.
    There really isn't one. They look cool, but 100% of all battles are winnable w/o them.
    Not only are they winnable without the Espers, I really can't think of a SINGLE major fight that the Espers make easier. Okay, if you can trigger their nuke (which is laughably difficult for some of them), they may let you end a generic mob battle immediately. But on any complex fight or boss, they just make the game harder and less fun.

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    They're controllable this time around, though
    Including the super attacks?
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    Yep. They are fully controllable. Same goes for guest characters. This has the downside of Larsa no longer being the free hi-potion kid, but on the other hand you get to fully control guests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
    I guess this means it wasn't just a case of poor graphics. Vaan's abs are actually like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Stylistic choice. They've never bothered me, tbh.
    If by style you mean 'emaciated'. Going to have to disagree with you: I think I ended up using Vaan the least out of all the party members because of those strange abdominals.

    Espers are only worth it if you're just levelled enough for an area (or under-levelled), and you're facing a boss that loves to use status ailments. Espers are immune to most ailments. I remember Belias being useful against the Elder Wyrm. And Vossler. Other than that, I never used Belias ever again. The problem is longevity, really. They're situational, and become obsolete rather quickly. And you have to sacrifice a party member.

    Being able to control them might help, though.


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    They never made him look emaciated, more as if they were painted on. And since all the character models were made to be a detailed representation of Akihiko Yoshida's brushwork, I can certainly get behind that stylistic choice.

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    If everyone's abs looked like that in the game, I wouldn't mind. But as far as my memory allows, he's the only one with these 'painted' abs.


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    He's the only main characters with bare abs, though. Basch barely counts since it's just a keyhole-type thing. But what a sexy thing that is with the potholder and stuff




    Now that I look at it, those abs look just as painted on as Vaan's

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    The problem with Vaan's abs is primarily how... dark, they look. They look sunken in, or the colour inverted or something.


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    I suppose his holy groin does provide good amounts of uplighting.


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    Actually, now that I look at them side by side, basch's abs actually bother me more. It's like he just shaped parts of his skin with a grill or something to make himself look ripped even though he doesn't have that much muscle.

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