Monday, July 10, 2017

New Game! Part 2 - The Alliance Alive









Next up is Alliance Alive, developed by Cattle Call and published by Furyu. No, it looks very similar to Legend of Legacy and there are a number of similar staff, but that was developed by Furyu while this is only published by Furyu.

It's theme is the good old RPG. That means a lot, but without even touching on the game content itself, that means:
-No DLC (AKA, let's rip out part of the game and sell it seperately)
-No voices (ROLE PLAYING <- Come up with the voices you think match the characters)
-A BOOKLET
A BOOKLET
BOOKLET! You remember these guys?!

(BTW, Sting is quite irrelevant now, but their Riviera (artwork by Tobe Sunaho) is still an awesome galg... I mean, game worth playing)



New Game! Part 1 - Radiant Historia

Due to saying more than usual with more images, I'm splitting this up into two sections, both with Read Mores.
And by the way, you might be wondering why it took me so long to get these games, but there was a problem on the store side. I have a good idea on what caused the problem, but I ended up minimizing the damage (as in, shipment delay) by switching my purchase to the more-costly limited edition for Radiant Historia. But hey, you do get the full soundtrack along with some other stuff, so it isn't wasted money. Just that I originally did not intend to buy the limited edition version.
(To be honest, the lack of action on the store side was bad customer service, but... Well, whatever. I won't call them out. Next time, just remember to order more than just one version of the game?)


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Monster Hunter XX: Highest Difficulty Deviant Solo-ing 2/3

There probably will not be a 3/3.
Since out of the remaining ones, there includes a couple or few Monsters that are extremely painful to fight against, especially by yourself. Yes, I'm looking at you, you stupid rolling machine and you, you and your tendency to stay in the air 90% of the time.

Anyways, 6 more down.
And a couple of thoughts on each.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

WIXOSS: Booster Pack Opening - WX-19 Unsolved Selector

Two boxes + the Eldora/Aya starter.
...I don't have the card sleeves for the two new decks...
Oh, and I forgot to take an image of the boxes before throwing the empty boxes out, so just an image of the tokens and extra.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monster Hunter XX: Highest Difficulty Deviant Solo-ing 1/3

For the sake of it... and due to certain Monsters, I may not actually end up doing all of them, but I'm trying to go through the Highest Difficulty Deviants through Solo (with Palico, though they rarely survive long enough to matter).
For now, I went through 6 of the 18.

Images of the clear time and short thoughts below:
Note that I was not TA-ing and I was aiming at simply clearing the quest. So I added survival skills or played around a bit with other rarely used skills.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Culdcept Revolt - Why It is Fun (Advertisement)

http://nisamerica.com/games/culdcept-revolt/
So I just wanted to advertise the game a bit by going over some of the aspects of the game I find interesting about it. It really is one-of-a-kind, but it is so one-of-a-kind, it really isn't for everyone. Which is why it needs as much advertisement as possible.
And you know, if you've never played it before, it is worth trying once. Revolt especially has tried to make the single-player mode more fulfilling than ever, so even if you don't want to fight against other people, there is plenty for you to do.

Please keep in mind that what I find interesting can also be the reason why someone might find the game not suitable for them.
Still... Just buy the game and try it.




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monster Hunter Stories: Final Impressions, Thoughts

My thoughts on the game, upon finishing the main story. Of course, there is plenty to do after you beat the game, and Capcom provides new quests and updates (the DLC are free, BTW). I haven't really explored all of that, but so I can only touch a bit on that.

Oh, and last time I checked, the localized version should be coming out this year too. Since the language in the game is... "Monster Hunter language" (except for a few lines), I'm sure the dubbing was easy... (since there wasn't much need for new dubbing)



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New New 3DS! : Onto the 3DS' last sprint? + Transfer Complete

I leave a question mark on the title because I do not assume I will get another new 3DS, as this new one should last me until the successor.

Currently:
Monster Hunter XX, Monster Hunter Stories

Backlog:
Stardust Amazoness, Fire Emblem Thracia, Mercenary Saga 2

Possible buys:
Ever Oasis, Alliance Alive, Radiant Historia, Etrian Odyssey Dungeon 2, Megami Tensei Deep Strange Journeys, Megami Tensei (title unknown?), Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon

I originally did not use a Read More line, but I ended up also adding the steps I took to transfer between systems and the post started getting long.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fire Emblem: Echoes - Characters

Actually, I don't really have that much to say, so it'll just be screenshots of my stronger characters in my army. Any character whose image is now below were considerably useless and not really worth looking at.
Also, these are the levels and stats and classes they were in upon beating the game.

Stuff I want to say (JP names, BTW, since I don't know or care about their English ones):
-Effie's character is very... ugh, but her unit stats are very good. Her only weakness is her RES. After I changed her into a Mage, she was a magic user that had higher defenses than any of my other units, including Armor-types.......
-Dyute's states are a bit higher than they should be. Because I had her drink from the HP and DEF (her only weaknesses) water a few times.
-Overall,
--Physical Wall -> Effie
--Magic Wall -> Dyute
--And the others do their stuff too, but these two are my MVP.
-The Okama Archer (Leo) is actually pretty weak, but as he was my only archer on Celica's side, he played an important row until the two sides met up.

Oh, and I find Dyute (Loli, Genki, Imouto, Fang) very cute.


Fire Emblem: Echoes - Thoughts

Finally completed the game. I bought it when it was released in Japan, but it dragged out all the way until now.
Hey, Monster Hunter was released only a month before it. It's only inevitable.
I'll leave another post for Characters. Mainly pictures of my team.
For this one, thoughts/review on the game. Since the game has been out for so long, I will not hold back on the spoilers, BTW.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thanks, Nintendo Badge Arcade!

You know it's going to end one day, and the day has come... Well yeah, I didn't actually play this game until this year, so I wasn't with it for the majority of its run, but still, that lonely feeling.
(PS: The game itself has not ended, but it will no longer be updated)



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wait, what? (Fire Emblem Echoes)

The localized version is already out for Fire Emblem Echoes? Dang, I really need to finish it then. I've been so focused on Monster Hunter that I haven't even found time to play it.
I mean, both games have good content, but if you have to choose between a complete game that gives you free new quests each week vs. an incomplete game that will no doubt "offer" enough paid DLC to buy another copy of the game by the time the DLC ends, you're gonna choose the complete one. It's more worth it too.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fire Emblem Echoes: Hah?!

Seriously? Not just, okay, buy this one DLC to get an optional class that everyone can be, but now we have to pay extra to just be able to Class Change to the highest level?
You know, there is a limit to how willing I am to buying a game chopped up and sold separately.

We get grinding DLC. Fine.
We have to pay to get certain extra classes.... Fine...
We have to pay to learn about some of the scenario.... Fin...e?
And now we have to pay just to Class Change to the end? Yeah, you can evolve Pichu to Pikachu. Oh but, pay up if you want to get Raichu?
And it isn't, $5 to unlock the final tier classes! It's to pay for each class, one by one. If you buy all of them at once, it's 1500 yen. On top of the fact I bought the game?

Why is the DLC getting worse? What is the next game going to take out and sold to the customers' separately next time?
Who knows? But I'll keep this in mind when I decide on whether I will even BUY the next game. Oh, and yeah, I haven't been able to play much of Echoes because of Monster Hunter, but now that I've seen this, I'm not particularly sure I will play THIS game again after beating it once. Yeah, I'll still beat it once though. Bought it, after all.


Monster Hunter XX: Achievements Completed! + Thoughts

It wasn't that hard this time, especially because I did not have that hard of a time finding the Miniature Crowns. Not sure if it is just because I was lucky or if it is easier to find them in G Quests.


Thoughts on MHXX below:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Game! ( ゚∀゚)



Arc System's Seisou no Amazoness!
I've had a level of interest in the game since it came out, but I never really got to buying it. But now that it's been 3+ years since its release, I've been waiting for a discount to buy it. And up until now, surprisingly, it hadn't.
But recently, Arc System put up a sale that included Seisou no Amazoness! Over 50% off! Putting aside exact money conversion, it's like buying a $50 game at $20! Of course I would buy it. Best chance yet.
BTW, I think there is still a couple days before the sale ends, so buy it cheap while you can. Of course, JP 3DS only. I don't even think this game has been localized anywhere else.

And yeah, I don't actually have time to play it right now.
Currently Playing: Monster Hunter XX, Fire Emblem Echoes
To Play: Fire Emblem Thracia, Monster Hunter Stories, Seisou no Amazoness, Mercenary Saga 2

As you can see, the list is... quite long....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WIXOSS: Booster Pack Opening - WX-18 Conflated Selector

Two boxes + Ulith/Guzuko Starter
There were not really that many cards I particularly wanted this time around. I guess Satorina (Dona deck) and Motsuna (Mel deck), Golden Defense were the ones I were looking for.

Oh, and I loved the baseball card designs, so as many kinds of those as possible.
(And yeah, you can actually use these cards in battles, entertainingly)


 And the results...


Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Game! (゚Д゚)

Not that much of a surprise, but yeah, Fire Emblem: Echoes.
The past two games turned into a galge, so I hope Echoes finally fixes that.... You know, maybe actually doing war instead of magical Doraemon dimensions, having babies, and sexually harassing your army? Yeah.

And BTW, as far as I have played so far, it has been quite good. The characters, at the least, don't slam their "unique characteristics" into your face.
...Outside of the stupid girl obsessed with the protagonist and the okama. Well, we couldn't get a perfect score, but it's close enough.

Oh, and my progress is kinda slow for this game because I am still doing Monster Hunter XX.


I have absolutely no use for this thing...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Monster Hunter XX: G-Rank new moves

Mainly notes for myself on the new moves monsters use in G-Rank. And for my convenience, I will be using the Japanese names, as I am playing the JP version and am not used to the English names.
(Updating as I encounter and realize the G-rank changes)

EDIT1: Added other G2 Monsters + G3 Monsters
EDIT2: Added other G3 + G4 + Named
EDIT3: Added Named Tetsucabra

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pokemon Moon: 6th, 7th Shinies

And FINALLY, I have bred at least one of every new Pokemon. Of course, if there are different available movesets, then I bred more than one of a Pokemon. For instance, I raised two Gumshoos. One for Strong Jaw and one for Stakeout. Five Kommo-os, special attacker, Dragon Dance x 2 (different Speed EVs), Belly Drum, Reversal.
I try to do that for every Pokemon and have done that for every Pokemon up until now.

And upon reaching this point, I encountered two more Shinies!

And I think that posting more than one images makes the post too big without a "Read More" bar, so I'll put this one under it.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New games! (´∀`)

Monster Hunter Stories
I had my eye on this game before, and I heard it was actually a pretty good game, but I never got the opportunity to buy it. Capcom was giving out 50% discounts on it to people who played Monster Hunter and well, if I could buy Stories for only $30, then at least I will buy it to play later.

Monster Hunter XX
Continuing where I left off...
When I first started up the game, I had trouble getting into the Downloads, but it looks like it was a server issue, not my internet, thankfully.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Radiant Historia Remake!

http://radianthistoria.jp/

My body is ready...


BTW, I did complete the original game.
http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/2013/09/radiant-historia-complete.html

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monster Hunter X: Ready for MHXX

After a long time, I finally reached HR999. You get a model in MHXX that records your Hunter Rank from the file transfer and of course, that is a one-time only event, so I wanted to be at the highest possible rank when I transferred files.
Oh, and I haven't gotten MHXX yet.


 Read More leads to images of my weapon use, and my Monster Hunt stats.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pokemon Moon: 3rd, 4th, 5th Shinies

The Shinies I found since my previous Pokemon post. Exeggcute was hatched while under Masuda Method and the other two were found during normal breeding. They all had the right natures, so it was only a matter of leveling them to 100 and using Hyper Training to get them set for competitive battling.
And yes, they are all in Beast Balls because I like the visuals and catched every Pokemon possible in Beast Balls for breeding purposes. And yes, it was a nightmare trying to catch some Pokemon.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Games! ( ゚∀゚)

Frontier Days and Mercenary Saga 2 for the 3DS. I actually bought Frontier Days a while back, when I used some coins and got a discount for it. Mercenary Saga 2 also had a sell a few days back, and I bought it then.
Frontier Days is... think, Age of Empires, without the war. It's actually made by Arc Systems, and by clearing certain tasks/achievements, you unlock a couple of images involving their famous fighter game.
Mercenary Saga 2 is more or less the same thing as Mercenary Saga 3. (Duh?) As it came before 3, the UI actually feels a bit less polished. But it'll do. Cheap too.

Oh, and BTW, the sequel/expansion of Frontier Days is going to be available on the Nintendo Switch too! <- Shameless advertisement



Monday, February 27, 2017

Zero no Tsukaima: Complete!


Complete! FINALLY, COMPLETE!
Compleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! Uoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Hieeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes: No, this isn't Ephraim

Look man, if you are going to write a character... that has already been established, it would VERY, VERY, VERY be helpful if you played the game or AT LEAST read the script. And if you are working on Fire Emblem, I have no doubt you have access to that.
And when you are responsible for writing a game that is pretty much fanservice to fans of the characters, it is incredibly important not to misrepresent the character.
If you are getting paid to do this, try to do more than just scan the web and pick up fan jokes of characters. Yes, fans make fun of how Cecilia (Fuuin no Ken) looks old. But if I recall correctly, her official setting is NOT OLD. So stop making her talk about her age! It's like being forced to read a bad doujin, except it's not fan-based but official.

Oh, and BTW, his Japanese voice sucks too. But it actually fits THIS FAKE EPHRAIM, so in a way, it makes sense that his voice sucks. Because the representation is faulty from the start!
And BTW again, but as you can tell from Wada Sachiko's Tweeter, you can tell the original artist for the game clearly isn't happy either, even though she says it way more subtly than me.

Let me be blunt. THIS IS NOT EPHRAIM!

He is not the character that openly talks about sibling love. In fact, you can say he doesn't even realize how close he is with his sister. He's more of the type that usually teases his sister (which he does in the game), but in the end, they are close to each other at heart.
In fact, Erika is the one that is more of the "Please spend time with me, Onii-chan!" type, even though that is an exaggeration too.




Oh, and guess what? Ephraim is the type of person willing to charge into a fortress with only 4 people, even while those people are trying to tell him it is crazy to try it. But he charges in and does what he needs to do.
In fact, this line more resembles that boss who you fight in Chapter 14 or something, the one surrounded by mountains where the merchant later pops up on the left. Why is Ephraim saying this? Because the writer couldn't find a more natural way to extend the storyline (for what worth the story even has)?
EDIT: Oh, and to be clearer, Ephraim does say this line in the game too. Except the way he uses it is the exact opposite and very cool. One of the reasons he is liked.
Another proof the writer did not bother to study the original source. Using a line from the game sounds smart, right? NOT WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THE CONTEXT OF IT!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mercenary Saga 3 (3DS): Review

I actually had plans to write this at the end of last year, which happened to be before the localized version came out, but well, holidays and everything else dragged it up to now.
It's available on the 3DS right now, BTW. There is also a cell phone-version, I believe (not sure if this is localized), but the 3DS version is the upgraded version and has more content, so you would be wiser to choose the 3DS version.

BTW, same company that made Adventure Bar Story.





Friday, January 27, 2017

Pokemon Sun/Moon Battle Videos

Storage of my uploaded battle videos for Pokemon Moon
This will allow me to keep my storage (in-game) clean while keeping track of videos, if I have time and want to re-watch them.
I don't know exactly how long battle videos last after being uploaded, so there eventually might be dead links? or whatever happens when a battle video number expires, if it does.
EDIT: So apparently, you can only upload 10 videos at a time. Which totally sucks and drains some of my motivation in even battling. And it's coupled with the loss of motivation from seeing the exact same Pokemon every other time. Anyhow, I'm thinking about moving onto another game instead of bothering to breed one of every Alola Pokemon like I originally intended to.

And, I added this post to the right-side "Various Useful Posts" bookmark. Same place as the link to my Smash Bros videos.

Long blonde hair + blue eyes + black kneesocks? Totally waifu material. Pink is a cute touch. I thought about lipstick, but it honestly didn't really match, so I gave up on that idea.
And don't look at me like a weirdo for saying this. A guy needs eyecandy while spending hours riding a bull hatching eggs and all that fun fun stuff.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pokemon Moon: 2nd Shiny + A comment on PokeBank

The whole thing about PokeBank will be after the "Read More" line, since it is more or less just complaining.

So anyways, I was about to go hunt for a Hidden Ability Rockruff. I had a Synchronize Adamant Kadabra at the front of my party. But the first Pokemon to appear... was a Shiny Machop. Huh. Greed Sensors.
 

So yeah, thanks to Kadabra, the nature was Adamant. And as far as Sun and Moon goes, that (and maybe gender) is all you need. Because thanks to Hyper Training, it doesn't matter what the IVs are. Thanks to the Ability Capsule, the ability doesn't really matter either.
And yeah, bad IVs and Guts.
But thanks to Hyper Training and the Ability Capsule, I have a fine Pokemon on my hands.
...Too bad Machamp's Shiny color isn't exactly...



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pokemon Moon: Alola Pokedex Complete (+First Shiny)

Since it is relatively easy to get the Charm item that increases the chances of a Shiny appearing, I wanted to get it before doing anything related to competitive breeding. So for what is probably the first time, I focused on completing the Pokedex.
And I thank anyone who traded with me to get the Sun exclusives.


Also, finally found my first Shiny in the game. Kinda lonely, since I found 2 in Pokemon X/Y before I even cleared the main story.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Years (2017)!

Happy New Years! Hanayo-san gave me my omikuji for the year!


I was able to go through my stock of to-do games a bit...
Xenoblade Chronicles X: Build Augments and fight superbosses
Pokemon Moon: Finish Pokedex, Collect Shiny Charm, Start Competitive Breeding
Elminage Gothic 3D: Last floor of post-game dungeon
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776: Not Started

As for this year, looking forward to Alliance Alive (Furyu) and Monster Hunter XX (Capcom)!