Post by nocturnal YL on Aug 8, 2015 16:41:00 GMT -5
Aaaand Barbara's evil plan worked on me. Now I like this game enough that I may actually think about getting the retail version. That'd be 200 yen wasted on a trial version though, so I'm still not sure about that.
You either pay 15 tomatoes for the voice function (so that the game will actually sing the lyrics), or jump to the retail version. The retail version also allows for music authoring. Sounds great, but the voice option in the retail version is actually rather limited.
Also, as a side effect, the Debut version got me addicted to this. I never thought I'd actually like an overly popular song like that.
They're currently distributing classical music remixes (5 per week, 30 total) ported from Band Brothers DX. This would make the total number of free songs 46.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 18, 2016 15:39:01 GMT -5
I've spent way more than I should have this month. Not that I normally spend a lot.
Earlier this month, I bought two decks of TCG Fire Emblem Cipher cards via amiami. Those cards have yet to be delivered, and I didn't request tracking, so I don't know what has happened to them right now.
A few days ago, I bought 5000 yen worth of eShop prepaid card for DLCs on Fire Emblem Fates (3rd wave DLC) and Daigasso Band Brothers P (various songs and the Recording function). I've only went through the former briefly, and the latter is quite honestly way overpriced.
(Aside: All three products mentioned above are made by INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS. I probably still can't call myself a fan, not having played Code Name S.T.E.A.M. and Pushmo.)
Here's a little rant: Daigasso Band Brothers P is really inconvenient as far as my experience go.
It features a shop that gives preview of the songs, including the full-length audio (with or without vocals) the lyrics, the instruments used and the difficulty. The problem is, it's impossible to gauge the true difficulty of the song if it lists its difficult as 10. The song can very well be humanly impossible.
It doesn't affect my P version, but the retail version allows for very limited game music submission. Basically, only music from a sparsely updated list of games (only Nintendo, Fire Emblem or Touhou games) is allowed. No DKCTF, no Fire Emblem 12 or 14, no Mario Galaxy, only 6 Mario & Luigi 4 songs... And few people upload game music.
Nintendo themselves would make music packs for a discounted price. You even get the first for free! They seem to have varying quality, though. I certainly am not too pleased with their botched version of Senbonzakura or the Smash-short version of Id~Purpose. I'm also not pleased that I redeemed their first pack ("popular music selection"), only to see all of their subsequent packs to be game-themed (Splatoon, Zelda, Splatoon part 2, Fire Emblem).
The recording function costs 15 tomatoes, or 643 yen, which is more expensive than a Famicom Disk System VC game. (At least you get a default voice when you buy Recording; otherwise it'd be scammier than it already feels...) It's fine and all, but Recording isn't instantly available. Instead, you need to have the system perform a lengthy process (presumably converting synthesizer data to waveform). You'd have thought a fairly powerful system would handle VOCALOID audio in real time with little problem...
Speaking of VOCALOID, the amount of downloadable voice artists is absymal. Name a VOCALOID, and you can't find it here. You can find GUMI, Camui Gackpo, Aoki Lapis and ZOLA PROJECT, and that's it. Oh, and additional voices cause 15 tomatoes each.
...But all that ranting aside, I like its gameplay and its easy-to-make nature. It sure helps making its database of music expand quickly. And it's the only official music game to ever play anything from Fire Emblem (except one medley featured in Band Brothers 1), Mario & Luigi, Splatoon and Band Brothers itself.
And for a huge plus, the base game costs only 200 yen, and Nintendo distributed certain game music and ported-from-DS classical music for free (the promotion has since ended), totaling 29 songs. And that's not even counting several always-free songs.
Okay, end of rant.
I'm planning to buy Kirby Planet Robobot as soon as the Japanese version is out. I'm undecided about Star Fox, but I may skip Star Fox Guard and buy only Zero.
This is probably the highest amount of game purchases (in terms of transactions, not cost) done in the same month for me.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
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Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
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Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5