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…
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
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.
Ya rly. I mean, we all knew it was coming, but it’s nice to see.
I’ll be here with my popcorn.
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Genre: SRPG/Visual Novel
Playtime: 21:03, Subaru’s ending, English VOs
A review of a game that changed my opinion on an entire series…
-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…
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.