The 3rd really felt like something of a fandisk, but Sora no Kiseki is a series with enough interesting characters to warrant a fandisk. I think I’m going to start having nightmares about Chapter 7, because being thrown into a dungeon where I cannot return to the base with only 2 people in my party (1 of which I ditched for a good while and was severely underleveled) was hella scary. The Chapter 7 boss was also scary as hell since it was like Ries and Kevin (~20k HP each) vs. Weissman (~29K HP) and two other things (~39K HP each). Not to mention they got more turns than me OTL I died twice but then realized that Kevin’s new S-Craft did loads of damage and managed to use it twice. Chapter 6 also had some pretty intense fights, but the atmosphere didn’t feel as scary and having a full party is really reassuring~
Now that I’m at the final chapter of 3rd, I’m probably even more hesitant to continue than I was when I reached the final chapter of SC. I’ve still got Zero no Kiseki and eventually Ao no Kiseki to play, but Zero doesn’t have a Chinese translation yet. Plus, it’s got a new cast and I’m still attached to Sora no Kiseki’s cast a lot. After beating 3rd, I feel like playing through SC again because that really was my favorite. Travelling around the country and exploring dungeons is much more fun than 3rd’s sort-of-like-a-dungeon-crawler-but-also-not-quite style.
Also, I’m pretty nervous about The 3rd’s final boss. SC showed us that the developers aren’t afraid to throw us a level 99 boss with 99999 HP that I couldn’t even damage with physical attacks without buffing, and I’m willing to bet that The 3rd’s final boss will bring me tears lol. I used to be amazed at Nyx but I honestly had a harder time with that thing at the end of SC. My inner machoist is getting fired up!