Early Opinions on Atelier Rorona

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…

Gaming Garble: 33 B.C. Update #3 and More

So summer break didn’t lead to too much on the gaming side…did much more outside and with other things. But I’ve certainly started playing a lot. Let’s look.

Now Playing: My Pokemon FireRed Nuzlocke is still going, slowly. Mainly because I have to draw it out as a comic for the forum…Sakura Taisen slowed down since I’m not in the mood to be married to a guide while playing something.
I’ve picked Harvest Moon GB back up thanks to Lyndis who is also going through it. Of course I had to friggin restart my game when my horse glitched and didn’t grow up. I’m maybe halfway to where I was before, and the horse grew up this time, so here’s hoping for a win.
New games started…Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume is a nice marriage between grid-based SRPG combat and the standard VP battle system. Very intriguing plot so far, and lovely graphics. Yggdra Union is probably Sting’s worst game (unless Riviera WonderSwan was worse but I doubt it) due to the difficulty and RNG. Very tempted to pick up the PSP version and null the GBA copy I have.
Klonoa I just put in for the first time an hour ago, and I’m liking it so far. Something different than an RPG, though the bright colors are making me sick.
AND SOMETHING I FORGOT UNTIL NOW WHOOPS. Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale has an English-language demo out! The Japanese version has been floating around the internet for some time now, but it’s getting an official translation and will be sold sometime in the future. It’s an Atelier-esque game where you run an item shop. Play the demo, and then buy the game.

Gaming News: Ar tonelico IIIer, Qoga was announced at NISA’s press event as expected. Yeah, look at that name change…qoga means “end” or “demise”, which makes for a rather accurate translation of the Japanese title. Of course there’s already rage that “oh they make it seem like it’s the last game when Gust could still continue the series!” Mah. They also announced Cladun and ZHP for PSP. ZHP is going to keep all the anime references it apparently has.
Related but not really, apparently Phantom Brave is getting ANOTHER port. Lame. Also, Valkyria Chronicles 2 has a release date. I’ve already preordered it >:3

Coming Soon: Everyone’s hyped up for some BlazBlue game next week. Arc Rise Fantasia is coming if you like badly voiced RPGs (isn’t it sad, Wii?).

Other News: I think everyone should watch Battle Athletes Victory because I’m reminded that it is one of the best anime that I’ve seen. Going to end up watching it twice more this year -3-

And below the jump is my update on my thinger this year. Beat two more games so I’m up to 13/30, but still no completes…also took out some from my to beat list
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Gaming Garble: wut is dis summer break thing

And what do you mean it’s almost JULY already? If you track it by numbers, I should be at least halfway through Backloggery 33 B.C., but I’m just short of that mark on the :B: side and haven’t touched the :C: side. The Alphabethon is also going slowly, with only ONE game from that list finished. And half my list is greyed out, too.
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Early Opinions on Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

-I like the OP and I like that it has subtitles
-Epic instrumental of Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan in the opening scenes :3
-Sorry, but Gemini can go DIAF. The accent doesn’t help this
-I like Subaru and all, but Ratchet is better. Shame I can’t get her ending on the first playthrough
-Thank god the battles aren’t real-time, I get the controls mixed up
-It feels like I’m playing an anime…

Slow week.5

It’s been about a week.5 since I last posted, right? Okay, it hasn’t been slow in all meanings of the word, but in my gaming it has. I played Pokemon Platinum a lot. My Dragon team is kicking ass 6 ways to next week, even in the Ice gym.

Cross Edge site keeps getting updates, all the characters are there. I’m not following it as closely as AT2 since I don’t plan on buying it. Rosenqueen’s getting a new site, and that’s when preorders should go up.

Other news…well. The world ended on 4/1, and that’s all I’ll say on that.

Time to go to the store. I really need food.

Cross Edge boxart and trailer

Seriously, NISA, stop releasing so much info about this game so quickly! You’re making me WANT it.

Boxart popped up at Amazon. It’s essentially the same as the JP boxart but Miko(to) was moved and someone was taken off to make room for her. I like it, though.

Watch the trailer here. Yes, I’m pretty sure that Yuri Lowenthal is voicing three characters. Miko(to) is a bit high, the AT1 girls don’t have their old voices, and Etna and Prinny are the same as usual.

Um…that’s about it. I’ll have to hear more of course to get a better judgment of what they’ll be like. But it seems…tolerable? Also, the font they’re using for text seems to be the same used in AT1 and 2. Random observation.

Next thing you’ll know is Rosenqueen will put up preorders with epic swag and I’ll drop $70 (since swag costs extra) on a game I don’t have the system for. Then I’ll drop over $400 for a 60GB PS3, and then money for Eternal Sonata and Valkyria Chronicles :X

Cross Edge site launched

http://nisamerica.com/games/crossedge/

I have nothing to say on name changes for Mana Khemia 2, as long as they carry over into that game if/when it’s localized. Marie (Atelier Marie) didn’t get changed, for some reason I was afraid they’d screw up on her. Same with the other characters that have established names (Darkstalkers and AT girls)

My only beef is with “Reyvatail”. Come ON guys, you at least got that right in your mess you called Ar tonelico II. Don’t let that get in the game. Besides, your rep is SERIOUSLY hanging on this game, NISA. If it sucks, that’s three in a row (1 is Rhapsody, 2 is AT2).