Feb 18, 22:00

PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:10 PM
     Rainbow Six Siege MouseTrap anti-cheat targets pesky spoofers

The all-new Rainbow Six Siege MouseTrap anti-cheat is yet another addition to the FPS game's ever-changing roster of protection systems. Specifically targeting spoofers, Ubisoft hopes that MouseTrap will stamp out some of R6's most irritating cheaters.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:10 PM
     Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 update finally ends reload frustrations

Have you ever cornered a lone Rainbow Six Siege operator as they reload and gone in for the kill, only for them to turn around and blow your head off? Frustrating, isn't it? The Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 update, however, finally fixes the FPS game's reloading system, as well as making some big changes to the compensator and muzzle brake.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:09 PM
     New Rainbow Six Siege operator Brava turns enemy gadgets against them

Bringing the fire to Year 8 Season 1, new Rainbow Six Siege operator Brava hails from the heart of Brazil and uses her hacking skills to turn enemy gear against them in Ubisoft's FPS game. Sounds fun, right? Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the latest addition to the Rainbow Six Siege squad.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 6:41 PM

Earlier this week, globular suck 'em up Slime Rancher 2 received the Song Of The Sabers update. It adds a new, snow-covered zone called Powderfall Bluffs filled with prehistoric slimes. There's a trailer for the update below - but its also a "secret" designed such that some players might never find it, says its game director.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 5:58 PM

Natural Selection 2, the asymmetrical scifi shooter from the makers of Subnautica, is no longer in active development. Unknown Worlds say that after over ten years of support, it's now "time to look to the future and continue on to other projects within the company."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 5:30 PM

A new Steam feature allows you to transfer games between machines using your local network. If you've got a game installed on your desktop PC, and you want to play it on Steam Deck for example, you can now transfer it between the machines without having to re-download any files.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 5:09 PM

Diablo 4 is due to launch on June 2nd, but it'll be playable before that during two beta periods in March. Those who pre-order the game will be able to play during an early access beta between March 17th and 19th, while everyone else can access an open beta between March 24th and 26th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:38 PM

Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic is a citybuilder about wrangling supply chains and logistics. Sin is a big fan. Unfortunately the supply of the game itself from Steam has been halted, and its developers allege that it's due to DMCA takedown notices filed by a "once a respected member of our community."

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Twinfinite Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:28 PM
     Puppet-fueled nightmares are headed your way this summer.

Twinfinite Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:04 PM
     A glimpse of the hell that awaits us.

Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 6:00 PM

Wild Hearts Beginner's Guide

Azuma is a dangerous and untamed place. Filled with powerful Kemono brimming with nature's fury, the land itself seems hostile. But you can build. You have the technology. And we have a very quick guide for players just starting their Wild Hearts hunting careers (or perhaps reading up as they wait on a patch for some of the reported performance issues). Read on for a quick handful of tips to help a budding Kemono-slayer bloom.

Karakuri are the Key

Perhaps the biggest single tip one can give a new Wild Hearts player - be they a Monster Hunter veteran checking out the latest contender or a green newbie having their first brush with the monster-hunting genre - is not to ignore the Karakuri. Without Karakuri, Wild Hearts is a serviceable attempt to bite Monster Hunter's style. With it, it's a distinct beast of its own. It can take a little bit of getting used to, but before long being able to plop down impromptu structures made of crates, springs, and well-placed Dragon Karakuri will become second nature. And nature it is, seeing as the Celestial Thread that powers your Karakuri is key both to the story and Wild Hearts' story mode.

Build, Build, Build!

Just as using and learning the Karakuri system is the key to unlocking Wild Hearts' depths, building both in and out of combat is the best way to get into the mindset Omega Force is seeking. Staying aware of your Thread supply in combat is a must, but don't be miserly. Basic Karakuri are temporary: They'll be destroyed quickly and are meant to give you momentary advantage, such as by using a Bulwark to blunt a Kingtusk's charge or setting up a trap to immobilize a large Kemono. Should you run out of Thread in a scrap, there are multiple ways you can compensate. If you're in multiplayer, your friends can help complete your structures. You'll also be able to extract thread from nearby rocks and trees, and even the Kemono itself, if you break through its defenses.

Why not Build-A-Bear?

In the earliest hours of the game one of your best friends won't be a Minato resident or your Tsukumo helpers, but the clockwork bear sitting outside the entrance to your first camp. The Training Bear is a buildable Dragon Karakuri, and it's useful because it provides you a safe target to practice your combos with. Activating training mode will even play out a brief weapon tutorial to get you familiarized with a weapon's abilities and timing. The Training Bear will prove itself useful throughout your journey, though you'll only need one or two per area, since fast travel will let you save on Dragon Karakuri materials.

Chase the Dragon (Karakuri)

Speaking of Dragon Karakuri, you'll want to fill Azuma with your constructions. Dragon Karakuri are permanent, and give you long-term benefits, like having tents and camps to fast travel to, forges to upgrade your weapons, and even spots to draw precious healing water from. Get used to seeking out Dragon Pits and unblocking them, because they're how you can ready the land to take your many structures. There are limits on how many Dragon Karakuri you can place in an area, though you can raise that limit by upgrading the local Dragon Pits, as well as demolishing unneeded structures.

One other tip: You can place Dragon Karakuri almost anywhere. They don't have to be beside or near a Dragon Pit. Find the best location for you. Being able to establish what are effectively your personal fast travel network is a good convenience feature you should take advantage of. Some semi-secret areas even allow you to place Dragon Karakuri at a steep discount in materials, allowing you to save a bit on some of the more expensive structures.

Seek Inspiration through Practice

The story mode of Wild Hearts has an odd habit of giving you Kemono to chase that you're probably not quite ready to face at the point you get the objective. Don't go rushing ahead to kill the Kemono. You're likely to be underequipped and will face frustration. Instead, consider queuing up a previous hunt or two via a campfire. This is a good opportunity to gather up monster materials to use for upgrades, as well as get some practice time in with the Kemono. Just as with other hunting games, learning a monster's attack patterns and weak spots through repetition is a key part of the game flow.

Wild Hearts gives you an extra reason to do a bit of Kemono "farming", though: Awakenings. During certain fights, you can see "flashes of inspiration" that will give you the opportunity to unlock a new type of Fusion Karakuri. You'll get your first brush with Awakenings during your story-mandated first encounter with the Kingtusk, and through it, learn how to create a Bulwark Karakuri. But opportunities for Awakening are found all over the place, and you can find hints on how and where to unlock them in your Karakuri development tree.

Wild Hearts is available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out Siliconera's official review of the game.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:00 PM

What's Your Favorite Final Fantasy Song?

With Theatrhythm Final Bar Line out now, it's essentially a "best of" collection of Final Fantasy and Square Enix game songs. There's so much to it. It got us feeling music this week. So we figured let's all share some of our favorite songs from the series, to help add to our playlists!

For all of its flaws, I think we can all agree that Final Fantasy XIII had a killer soundtrack. As someone who has been unapologetically a huge Final Fantasy X girlie for like 20 years now, it says a lot that my favorite song from the entire Final Fantasy franchise is from FFXIII. All of the songs that use "Serah's Theme" as its motif (such as the "Sunleth Waterscape" theme) are just so catchy! It reminds me of when I first turned on Final Fantasy XIII and the excitement around it, considering how long the wait had been. -- Stephanie

When I get a question like this my first instinct is to answer "Battle" from Final Fantasy VI, but the trick there is that there've been at least five or six different, distinct versions of that theme since the days when I knew the game as Final Fantasy III on the SNES. There's the original one, with the harsh guitar buzz and deep bass of the SNES' unique sound chip, the tinnier, more "chippy" rendition delivered by the Game Boy Advance's hardware, the almost dance-hall-style version found in Dissidia, and the Pixel Remaster version that consciously strives for the original composition, but pulling in real instruments to make up for what used to me emulated with bit-screeches. And there's even the hard-driving, slower version put out by The Black Mages in their own cover. The piece contains multitudes, and for me will be the iconic Final Fantasy music track.

Well, the iconic music track AFTER Final Fantasy VI's "The Decisive Battle" (the boss theme), of course. -- Josh

There are a ridiculous number of truly amazing Final Fantasy songs out there, many of them doing interesting things, so it's pretty impossible to pick a single "best" one. I will say that I'm a bit bummed that one of my most loved ones isn't in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line right away! "Tifa's Theme" is so haunting, no matter which rendition of the FFVII track you pick, and it's truly an extraordinary piece. — Jenni

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 18, 2023 6:38 PM
     Quick ways to earn money in Like a Dragon: Ishin Thriving Garden PlotIn Like a Dragon: Ishin, there are some expensive items you'll want to purchase. You will require more funds virtually every time you turn around, but they can be scarce. Luckily, there are ways to get around that. Here's our guide on quick and reliable ways to earn money in Like a Dragon: Ishin. Note: Stay tuned for our Like a Dragon: Ishin! guides and features hub. Quick ways to earn money in Like a Dragon: Ishin During your adventure, you'll likely want to spend lots of money purchasing and upgrading weapons. You might also need to pay to recruit better soldiers for your squads, since they provide passive skills in combat. And you have a villa to pay off, along with other expenses. To earn money most dependably in Like a Dragon: Ishin, plant a garden at the villa and improve it as early as possible. There's no faster way to reliably amass a fortune in the main campaign. Screenshot by PC Invasion When you first acquire your garden, after gaining access to Ryom...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:36 PM

A release window trailer was also released.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:21 PM

Will feature a "significant look at the game"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:07 PM

Feb 18, 14:00

Kotaku Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM

Much of the science fiction genre would have you believe that artificial intelligence would bring about humanity's downfall by rising up and slaughtering its creators, but the recent boom in AI tech has instead amounted to labor crimes like journalistic malpractice and robbing artists of their commissions. So while AI…


PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:28 PM
     Diablo 4 beta release date and open beta details

The Diablo 4 beta release date isn't far off now we have an official release date for the next Diablo game.

The full Diablo 4 release date has been confirmed for June 2023, but before it lands in our demon-slaying laps, Blizzard has announced the plans for the beta with players who pre-order the game to get early access to the beta. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Diablo 4 beta release date, how to sign up for the closed beta, what the beta will contain, and more.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:36 PM
     Diablo 4 beta date announced with opening cinematic reveal

Blizzard reveals the next Diablo 4 beta release date, letting players eager to get their hands on the upcoming fantasy RPG game know exactly when they can do so. Speaking at IGN Fan Fest, Diablo 4 game director Joe Shely tells fans they will be able to play the next beta in March, alongside the reveal of the game's opening cinematic.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:54 AM
     Bizarre Wild Hearts PC performance fix confirmed by developer

With the first Wild Hearts PC patch aimed at fixing performance problems in the Monster Hunter style game still in the works, some players have spotted an easy fix that improves the frame rate dramatically - and it's not what you might expect. While this simple settings change isn't resolving the issue for everyone, Wild Hearts developer Omega Force confirms that the tweak can, in fact, result in notable performance improvements.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Wild Hearts review, Wild Hearts monster list, Wild Hearts weapons

PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:45 AM
     Battlefield 2042 season 4 release date trailer is close-quarters chaos

EA and DICE deliver a Battlefield 2042 season 4 gameplay trailer that showcases what players can expect from the next season of the grand-scale multiplayer FPS game. The trailer shows off action on the incoming Flashpoint map, a glimpse of the newest addition to the ranks of the Battlefield 2042 specialists, several weapons perfect for close-quarters, and a high-mobility vehicle that acts as a superb spawn spot.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:08 AM
     Diablo 3 season 28 start date, seals, legendary potions, and rewards

It's almost time for the Diablo 3 season 28 start date, giving fans plenty to keep them busy in one of the best RPG games on PC. While Diablo 3 is now over a decade old (don't think about that too much, or you'll turn to dust faster than an unfortunately placed NPC in a firestorm), there's plenty of reason to come back to the Blizzard game and stretch your loot-gathering legs as we prepare for the Diablo 4 release date to arrive.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:29 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy unforgivable curses and how to learn them

Want to know how to learn the Hogwarts Legacy unforgivable curses? You can go through the entirety of your wizarding adventure without learning how to cast any of these special curses, so you need to know which quest line to prioritise if you want to become a dark witch or wizard.

Unlike some RPG games, you don't have to worry about anyone judging you for using unforgivable curses because Hogwarts Legacy doesn't have a morality meter. This means you're able to cast these Hogwarts Legacy spells without being called out by your fellow students, but you have to live with the knowledge that you're using dangerous and evil magic. If that doesn't bother you, here's what you need to do to unlock Crucio, Imperio, and Avada Kedavra.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:22 AM
     Diablo 3 season 28 aims to get players ready for Diablo 4's arrival

Blizzard says it wants the Diablo 3 season 28 release to celebrate the arrival of Diablo 4 ahead of the release of the next instalment for one of the most storied RPG games on PC. Revealing the full Diablo 3 patch notes for its latest season, the developer places an emphasis on progression and "tying material goals to meaningful choices."

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Twinfinite Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:00 PM
     These cards are the treasures you can find from the latest set.

Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:00 PM

alhaitham artifacts

In a way, Alhaitham is like every other Dendro character in Genshin Impact when it comes to what Artifacts you want to put on him. Generally speaking, if you wish to run a Dendro character, you want a 4-piece Deepwood Memories set in order to make the most of its effect. However, this effect takes place even if the character with the set is inactive. So choosing Artifacts for Alhaitham heavily depends on who you run with him.

When you choose your Artifacts for Alhaitham, you should prioritize: Dendro DMG, Elemental Mastery, and the usual Crit stats. You can honestly put everything into Elemental Mastery, too. This is because Alhaitham's Dendro DMG increases every time you Ascend him. So which sets should you try to go for? Luckily, both of his best-in-slot Artifacts are available in the same Domain.

The best Artifacts for Alhaitham are:

4 PC Deepwood Memories

As mentioned earlier, you do not necessarily need Deepwood Memories on Alhaitham himself. You can even put it on a non-Dendro support if you wish. When it's the 4-piece set, using Elemental Skills or Bursts will decrease the opponent's Dendro RES by 40%. Since Alhaitham's kit makes heavy use of Dendro DMG, this is always going to be a major boon.

4 PC Gilded Dreams

Dendro is a fantastic element when it comes to elemental reactions. So if you have someone in your line-up running Deepwood Memories, you can put Gilded Dreams on Alhaitham. In fact, Alhaitham's best Artifact set is Gilded Dreams. You will have to think about what elements you put in your line-up because of Gilded Dreams's buff. Personally, I recommend stacking Alhaitham with non-Dendro characters to boost his Elemental Mastery instead of his ATK.

2 PC Deepwood Memories + 2 PC EM

If you cannot gather 4 pieces of the aforementioned two Artifact sets, you can give Alhaitham a chimera set instead. You can probably get away with two different Elemental Mastery sets (for example, 2 Wanderer's Troupes and 2 Gilded Dreams). However, I find that having that Dendro DMG boost from Deepwood Memories gives the best results.

In a manner of speaking, Alhaitham is a fairly easy character to build. He simply needs Elemental Mastery because he fully depends on a sub-DPS to help him with reactions or to buy time for his long Skill CD. You can build him as a solo Dendro DPS. However, even if you choose that path, the Artifacts you would put on him are the same as if you build an EM-focused Alhaitham. There are literally no wrong answers so long as you farm the Spire of Solitary Enlightenment Domain.

Genshin Impact is readily available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 12:00 PM

Stone Ocean Father Enrico Pucci Nendoroid Can Hold a Disc

The next JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Nendoroid is on the way, and this time the antagonist Father Enrico Pucci is ready to play. The figure includes options for different cosmetic changes, which may be a spoiler for those just starting this storyline. The figure will show up in August 2023 in Japan. Not long after, it will make its North American debut in October 2023. It will cost ¥6,160/$45.99.

There are two "standard" face plates for Father Pucci. One is neutral, while the other makes him look more frustrated. The third one is the one that may spoil people for later events in the series, as it is his New Priest look. He also comes with a few particularly notable accessories. He can hold a disc, for one. You can also have him with or without his belt. Finally, there's a little bit of Dio he can carry as a memento.

Here's a closer look at the Nendoroid and some possible poses.
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Good Smile Company's been releasing quite a few Stone Ocean Nendoroids of various characters. For example, recently Weather Report and Narciso Anasui ones appeared too.

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Father Enrico Pucci Nendoroid will appear in Japan in August 2023 and North America in October 2023. Pre-orders are open until May 11, 2023. People can stream the anime on Netflix. Viz Media will release the manga in English in Fall 2023.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:00 AM

genshin impact ganyu ascension materials

Even years after her playable debut, Ganyu remains one of the best DPS characters in Genshin Impact. Fortunately, with the passage of time, Ascension Materials for Ganyu are fairly easy and straightforward to find. You can find all of her Ascension materials in regions that were available at launch. That means that even new Travelers should be able to build their Ganyu without any issue.

Here are the Ascension Materials and Mora to set aside when building Ganyu:

Ascension 1:

  • 1 Shivada Jade Sliver
  • 3 Qingxins
  • 3 Whopperflower Nectars
  • 20,000 Mora

Ascension 2:

  • 3 Shivada Jade Fragments
  • 2 Hoarfrost Cores
  • 10 Qingxins
  • 15 Whopperflower Nectars
  • 40,000 Mora

Ascension 3:

  • 6 Shivada Jade Fragments
  • 4 Hoarfrost Cores
  • 20 Qingxins
  • 12 Shimmering Nectars
  • 60,000 Mora

Ascension 4:

  • 3 Shivada Jade Chunks
  • 8 Hoarfrost Cores
  • 30 Qingxins
  • 18 Shimmering Nectars
  • 80,000 Mora

Ascension 5:

  • 6 Shivada Jade Chunks
  • 12 Hoarfrost Cores
  • 45 Qingxins
  • 12 Energy Nectars
  • 100,000 Mora

Ascension 6:

  •  6 Shivada Jade Gemstones
  • 20 Hoarfrost Cores
  • 60 Qingxins
  • 24 Energy Nectars
  • 120,000 Mora

In total, you will need: 420,000 Mora, 46 Hoarfrost Cores, 168 Qingxins, 18 Whopperflower Nectars, 30 Shimmering Nectars, and 36 Energy Nectars. You can obtain the Nectars from Whopperflower enemies all over Teyvat. As for the Hoarfrost Cores, they are drops from the Cryo Regisvine World Boss in Mondstadt. Qingxin flowers are in mountains around Liyue. You can also grow them in your Serenitea Pot, which is a luxury OG Ganyu mains did not have.

For her Talents, Ganyu takes Diligence. You can obtain Diligence Talent Books from Taishan Mansion every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. Her Weekly Boss Drop is the Shadow of the Warrior. You can obtain them from Childe. To level up a single Talent all the way to Level 10, you will need:

  • 1,652,500 Mora
  • 6 Whopperflower Nectars
  • 22 Shimmering Nectars
  • 31 Energy Nectars
  • 3 Teachings of Diligence
  • 21 Guides to Diligence
  • 38 Philosophies of Diligence
  • 6 Shadows of the Warrior
  • 1 Crown of Insight

Ganyu's Crit DMG increases with every Ascension. So you should Ascend her all the way. As a Cryo character whose best-in-slot Artifact Set is Blizzard Strayer, the more Crit DMG you can stuff on her, the better off she'll be.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. You can only pull for Ganyu in Genshin Impact when the Adrift in the Harbor Character Event Wish is live.

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Siliconera Saturday, February 18, 2023 9:00 AM

How to Build an Effective Party of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Characters Final Fantasy

Okay, so, when you head into a stage in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, you're doing so with a party of four characters who are very likely from Final Fantasy games and spin-offs. As there are RPG elements, given you're facing monsters in both the Battle Music Stages and Field Music Stages, you might wonder if there are some people who are better than others. While there are some folks who will be somewhat stronger or perhaps more useful in certain situations, as you'll happen upon stages with enemies that have certain weaknesses or a challenge that might call upon a certain sort of magic, there are really no "best" characters in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. Rather, it can come down more to a good party composition and going with people you personally like best instead. Because even if they aren't learning a skill like Meteor, staying loyal to someone you like can make them great.

As this is RPG-like in some ways, health is an issue. Missing notes lowers the party's HP, which in turn can cause you to fail a song if you "fall" in battle. You also might happen upon stronger than usual foes or come across a challenge that involves beating a boss, which means a supporter who can debuff enemies or apply buffs to allies helps. Which means picking out a strong party is a must.

How to Build an Effective Party of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Characters Final Fantasy

What are Some Good Final Fantasy Character Party Compositions for Theatrhythm Final Bar Line?

Well, if you are just beginning the game and everyone is at level one, I'd say a balanced one is for the best! Make sure you have a healer on hand. Aerith (FFVII) is a good one. So are Ignis (FFXV) and Y'shtola (FFXIV). There are actually two versions of Y'shtola unlocked when you open up the FFXIV path. Both learn healing skills, but the second option is a "Magic Type" that both learns wind magic and cure spells. That can be helpful if you're confident enough in your skills that you think you'll rarely miss and want another damage dealer around. Going with a Defense Type character such as Gladio (FFXV) is a good idea! If you pick someone like Snow (FFXIII), he learns basic defensive spells like Shell and Protect almost right away, as well as the healing Regen. After that, round out your group with a Physical Type and Magic Type character to cover any possible weaknesses. There are a ton of good ones, so any characters you particularly like will do.

Once you're further along in the game, doing things like gathering CollectaCards or Summonstones, you might want to build a party around getting extra items. Having two Hunter Types on board could assist with that. These tend to be characters who end up getting skills that can steal or maybe make drops easier. Rikku (FFX-2) is good for CollectaCards, and both Paine (FFX-2) and Yuffie (FFVII) work for Summonstones. Choosing Locke (FFVI) can help with items after he levels up a bit. I'd also recommend Noctis (FFXV) for a crew geared toward getting stuff, as he eventually learns the very helpful skill Mug while also being a strong damage dealer.

If you're looking to complete challenges, then a team that is geared toward wiping out foes could be a good idea. I found the Magic Type Krile (FFV) helpful, due to her strong magic and ability to buff and debuff enemies. The same goes for Aranea (FFXV), whose entire existence revolves around dealing damage as a Physical Type and inflicting Dark and Silence on foes. Terra (FFVI) can be quite helpful, as she learns an array of different elemental spells and can eventually dualcast them when she's at a high enough level. I'd also suggest rounding out that crew with someone like the FFX-2 version of Yuna, as she'll be able to deal damage and apply things like buffs.

How to Build an Effective Party of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Characters Final Fantasy

How Can Increasing Star Levels Make Any Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Character the Best?

Okay. Here's something cool about Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. Getting a someone to level 99 isn't that difficult. If you keep them in your party for around three Final Fantasy series in Series Quests, you might get near maxing them out. They'll also continue learning new skills as you do. For example, by the time I had Sephiroth at level 99, he knew the Silence Attack, Silence Buster, Fire Blade, Ultima Blade, Fire, Fira, Thunder, Meteor, Berserk, and Hell's Gate abilities.

After hitting level 99, a character hits the level cap, but they can still see their star level increase. You won't see more skills from what I've seen, but getting up to star level 9 means their stats continually increase until you hit that cap. So with Sephiroth, a character whose highest stat will always be strength and second highest will be agility, it means you'll continue to see those pass the B and C "grades" to make him an even better Physical Type.

This holds true for any character you like, meaning anyone you use consistently and find works for you can be an absolute rock star.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is available for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:50 AM
     Like A Dragon Ishin Shinsengumi Barracks Mission ReceptionistAs you wander the streets of Kyo in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, you'll encounter numerous adversaries. Shortly into the campaign, you can start building a squad of allies that offer combat perks. Their abilities will prove invaluable in battles to come. Here is our guide on how to expand your squad in Like a Dragon: Ishin! Note: Stay tuned for our Like a Dragon: Ishin! guides and features hub. How to expand your squad in Like a Dragon: Ishin In the campaign's third chapter, you join an organization that soon allows you to recruit squad members. Your new allies join as cards you can equip in 3-4 slots corresponding to your attack styles. The cards you place in corporal slots often provide passive benefits, such as stronger defense or even passive health restoration. You should use those benefits at every opportunity. To expand your squad in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, recruit soldiers by paying for their services, dispatching them on missions, besting them in street combat, or complet...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:38 AM
     Like A Dragon Ishin It's A Long Story Answers 1Early on in Like a Dragon: Ishin, you'll run into a woman who talks too much. This kicks off an early substory that forces you to empathize with a separate woman who can't stand to listen any longer. This Like a Dragon: Ishin substory is appropriately called It's a Long Story and it's your job to listen to a loquacious woman in Ryoma's place. The basic gist is simple – she asks Ryoma to listen to her talk and see just how bad it gets. Naturally, this means that you are the one she's going to be talking to. Understandably, not everyone is going to care what she has to say. You're meant to read her dialogue (which goes on for minutes) and remember key aspects of what she's said. At the end of this section, she'll then ask you three questions and, if you were paying attention, you should be able to answer them. Since you're reading this guide, however, you probably don't want to read all of that, so I'm j...

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:50 AM
     Destiny 2 Strand unlock grind won't be nearly as tedious as Stasis

The Destiny 2 Strand unlock grind will be less tedious than the grind to earn Stasis and its Aspects and Fragments. Although Bungie team members previously suggested they learned some lessons from Beyond Light's Stasis Aspects and Fragments unlock process, the confirmation that the forthcoming Darkness-based Destiny 2 Strand subclass will require less grind than its predecessor in the FPS game is a relief.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:00 AM

Our fortnight of RPS Magic Week has ended (a little bit of chronomancery there) has ended so do catch up on all the witchery and wizarding if you want more to read this weekend. Beyond that, hey, do tell: what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on!

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Gamer Empire Saturday, February 18, 2023 5:13 AM
     Sometimes, you want to start over in a game, whether it be because of something you prioritized incorrectly or simply because you want to experience […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, February 18, 2023 4:09 AM
     Human bodies are not powerful enough to survive in a world such as RimWorld. Due to this problem, many players might want to improve their […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:58 AM
     Trade is one of the main ways that humans can get everything they need in life. In RimWorld, trade is exactly what you need to […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:50 AM
     RimWorld likes to make players tread a morally gray line as they try to survive the harsh planet they landed on. There are many things […]