Stuff from the last post until now

Beaten:
Disgaea DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Knights in the Nightmare
Um Jammer Lammy
Elite Beat Agents

So yeah, I’ve been busy with portables. On the console front…lol.
I got Skies of Arcadia Legends, got to the first save point.
Ar tonelico III was announced, I’m getting that.
Valkyria Chronicles II was announced and isn’t a console game, getting that too.
Mom bought my PS3 but I can’t play it until Christmas 😦
Still on that topic, the Valkyria Chronicles anime finished and I gave it a 6/10. Now watching Tatakau Shisho and Tales of the Abyss…the former is a really confusing show, maybe a 7/10 right now, and the latter is awesome, probably a 8/10 now.

School sucks.

Cross Edge interview

Sure a lot of info coming out about this game recently.

An interview with Nao Zook

Is there going to be lots of voice acting in Cross Edge? If you need someone to voice a Southerner, I do a mean Hank Hill impression. You could fly me out and I’ll record some lines for free. What I’m really trying to ask is will there be Japanese and English language options?
Nao: Haha, I wish you would’ve told me that before! I am sure you’d do a great job on it. But unfortunately, all the voice recording is done, and there is quite a lot of it in this game. All of the original Japanese voices are included, and we also recorded over half of the total voiced lines into English.

From that last sentence, I wonder if they meant “all the dialogue” when they said “all the voices” or if “all the voices” just means that everyone who had a voice in the JP version has at least one voiced line? Confusing. I hope that they really had enough localization and debugging time. Debugging time, mostly.

Also, at the end of the interview, they essentially announced that we’re getting Atelier Annie, which is the newest Atelier game released on DS. It just came out this month, in fact. That’d make it the first traditional Atelier game to come over to the US! I wonder if we’ll be getting Rorona too?

Cost to repair my laptop?

$1341.85!

If I didn’t need it for school, I wouldn’t have gotten it repaired. They needed to replace the outer case, the LCD screen, and the video card, and because it ended up classified as “user-created damages”, warranty didn’t cover it.

Thank goodness for a backlog, I guess? This is one reason why I won’t be buying many games from now on. I said that I would buy Prinny, Mana Khemia 2, and Cross Edge. Prinny was preordered last week, but I plan to wait for post-release reactions for MK2 and CE now.

Maybe I’ll get Suikoden Tierkreis instead? Or that DS Valkyrie Profile game, though it’s an SRPG. Not going for the Star Ocean remakes right now, going to wait for used copies of those to pop up…

Early Opinions on Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth and Rune Factory 2

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
-The graphics are a bit blurrier than I’m used to, but still beautiful.
-I keep getting bored when I have to sit through 30+ minutes of recruitment every chapter. I just wanna do the dungeons~
-I plan to do the Seraphic Gate this time. Hooboy.

Rune Factory 2
-The days seem to be longer than a normal HM game, longer than the first RF even. I’m only in Summer!
-However, raising people’s FP and LP is a lot easier. I’ve got 4 girls ready to marry me. Granted, this is Generation 1 that I’m talking about, and I’m sure it’s harder in the longer Generation 2 section.
-Speaking of Gen2, I want to get there quickly, but really want to get all the girls to 10 FP/LP first…especially Rosalind, since she gives 50k Gold for one of her late quest rewards!

Early Opinions on Disgaea DS

-I’m getting used to Michelle Ruff as Etna, though I miss her original voice
-The music quality did suffer, but I haven’t noticed if the graphics have like some people say.
-I miss the voice acting, but honestly if I hadn’t played the PS2 version already, I don’t think I would’ve noticed.
-I’m 7 hours in, and I’m only at the START of Episode 2! Been grinding in item world. I already have a level 40-some Statistician.
-Pleinair is GOD. She’s my highest leveled at 13, and NOTHING hits her. Laharl is 11, Etna is 8. Whoops.