Ohay another new game.
-It’s sad that the graphics in this are miles better than Ar tonelico 3, and this game came first.
-I don’t like having to buy water…
-The voices are really cute :3
-It seems harder than Atelier Annie. I forget if you lost HP when you did synthesis in that game, but I don’t think you did.
-SYNTHAN GAEMS. I get so into making items for jobs and people…
Ya rly. I mean, we all knew it was coming, but it’s nice to see.
I’ll be here with my popcorn.
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hiku
Playtime: 35:35 on True End path, add on ~3 hours for Bad/Normal ends
Blew through this in just over a week…
9 hours in and at the end of Phase 1, let’s go!
-Since it’s in moonspeak I’ve pretty much been skipping the text…there have been some funny scenes, though
-Okay, purging was a nice gimmick at first, but I’m tired of seeing the scenes and fake boobs now.
-The battle system is mash buttan, die anyway. I’m only on normal and I’m still having trouble with things
-Don’t like how item synthing uses precious DP
-The first song you hear after starting the game is Cutypump. The next is Ep=Nova. It’s like they want your ears to be raw and bleeding before you get to the good shit
-Hearing Tatsumi use “boku” makes me laugh
-Some dungons have an overhead camera that zooms in and out and makes me dizzy
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis
Beat it exactly one week before MK2’s release. Let’s go.
-Oh god dammit they reused sound effects and sprites from Atelier Iris 3. I’m sick of that enemy and sound set.
-Hooray they reused the Atelier Iris 3 battle system and “random” encounter system!
-Still running around to synth items. Buy something from the store to synth an item in the workshop to synth a weapon in the…weapon-synth-place.
-Grow Book reminds me of the Sphere Grid from FF10. Interesting system.
-I thought Vayne would be less of a pussy. At least he can JUMP.
-Vayne is also mysterious. I’M SURE THIS WON’T COME INTO PLAY LATER.
I’ll just direct you over here: http://nisamerica.com/pressevent/2009/
And over here: http://nisamerica.com/games/mk2/
Maybe there’s some hope left? I’m getting optimistic, but considering their track record…it seems like they have a few too many games on their plate for Fall releases, and something’s gonna get pushed back.