gospeedde, on Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:59 AM, said:
I just finished chapter 11, wherein some interesting plot develops (I'm pretty sure I know who did it!). I just got my eighth medal. I'm really curious about how to unlock the last two tabs in the book. I also just leveled my first group up to 11 (I've been leveling them up evenly, so everyone else is at 10) and you get some cool stuff when that happens.
I rely on Mariana too much, she's my favorite.
I tend to get D's or C's for the level grade. I think maybe I take too long; I can be overly cautious.
I'm going to second that this is an incredible game. I wish I had more time to play it (stupid grad school!).
I've never gotten a D grade, so far, and almost always end up with a C grade. I'm not worrying at all about the grades on this, my first play-through, as I'm simply just enjoying the hell out of the game. But when I finish and unlock New Game+, I'm going to try and get some A grades.
You do get many more EXP's and DCT's, though, with higher grading. I did one of the Skirmishes to level up my Lancers for Chapter 7 and got an A on that Skirmish (HINT: orders are your best friend) and it awarded me 30,000 EXP's for doing so.
I just finished the 2nd battle in Chapter 10 and breathed a big sigh of relief when I did. I graded out a C on that battle but then was shaken up when I read on another website that to get an A grade on that battle, you have to complete it in 6 turns or less. Between the train, the mortar fire, the enemies, the constant re-enforcements, the tanks, the Ace Sniper and everything else, I don't see how its possible to complete that battle in 6 moves or less!!!
Like you, I've kept all of my classes at the same level as the Chapter I'm on. The only exception is the Lancers, who I leveled up to 8 before taking on Chapter 7 so that their accuracy would improve. Right now, I'm starting Chapter 11 and all classes are Lvl 11, meaning they just achieved Elite status.... now I can start using Elite weapons like the Flame Thrower and grenade launcher.
I haven't received Mariana as a recruit yet. My favorite recruit so far is Hannes as he's proven to be a pure tank and a half against enemies and doesn't have any really bad potentials. I just "fired" one of my snipers (can't recall name at the moment") because his "moodiness" potential kicked in much too often, meaning he wouldn't fire his rifle.....grrrrrr.
And I love all of the comments the characters make, too.... an example: I use Cherry the Scout quite alot and love it when she runs by any of the male recruits and says "You boys like Cherries?"
Edited by Mendon, Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:10 AM.