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moon ([personal profile] lunarsystem) wrote in [community profile] rainbowgames2015-09-09 10:55 pm
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Question Wednesday #7: Midnight Madness

Hi everyone! It's a little late where I am right now, but I'm still on time for this week's QWednesday post! Since Mario Maker is coming out Friday and I'm really excited for it, I've preloaded it so it'll run once midnight hits! Which brings me to this week's question: Have you ever been so excited for a game you bought it at midnight (or as early as possible)? Which game was it? What was your experience like?

And, as always, what are you playing right now?
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-09-10 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you getting the Splatoon amiibos? From what I've read, they're the only ones that unlock substantial content.

There haven't been any amiibos released yet with characters that I really like, such as the Ace Attorney characters. I'm dreading the day that happens. That amiibo fever looks scary.
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[personal profile] modernmodron 2015-09-10 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
OH! I remember my last midnight release! It was actually borderlands and it was a super great experience 'cause I had friends who worked on it and they were super excited to have people play it and they were at the gamestop signing copies.

I mostly play computer games now so I dont go to midnight releases anymore :/ (also im broke so no new games for me, but that's ok because I have something like 4 billion unplayed steam games)
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[personal profile] tepidsnake 2015-09-10 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sure we have midnight releases for some games over here, but I have the feeling they're not as common as in the US. However, I do remember heading super-early into town to wait for the local game shop to open to buy Super Smash Bros. Brawl as early as possible. For some reason, I was expecting a queue, but there were only three people before me~

I also remember being super-impatient for the release of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 because I love crossover stuff like that, Haggar and Arthur were in it, and it was going to be the first fighting game I was going to play online- I was gonna take it seriously and finally learn how to play them properly! (This didn't pan out. It's not a good game to start with).

To be honest, though, I very rarely preorder stuff these days. Only if it's import stuff or I know it's going to be hard to find later (like smaller releases, almost anything on the Vita, etc.). When I do, I order from ShopTo, a UK-based company who are well-known for sending games out so early they'll arrive before they're out in shops

I'm still on Threads of Fate. Still really enjoying it!
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[personal profile] softchassis 2015-09-10 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
I don't pre-order games ever except in two occasions: Sonic Generations and Phoenix Wright vs. Professor Layton.

I did it for Sonic Generations because it looked like The First Good Sonic Game Since 06 (which is a personal lie because I liked Unleashed and Colors).

I did it for PW vs PL because I remember wanting a cross-over between the two games for years, before it became an official thing. When it was announced I promised myself I'd buy it day one, if it ever even came out in English. And it did!

[personal profile] jackvambrace 2015-09-10 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Biggest thing I remember being excited for was Devil May Cry 3 I think. None of the stuff I want ever gets a midnight release, so none of that for me. I did preload Rogue Legacy when it came out though. If I had the money Kingdom Hearts 3 would probably be the only thing that would make me alter my schedule for it. I've wanted that game ever since I finished 2.

I have a pre-order in right now for Xenoblade X. There's actually something of a story behind it in that the only reason I have a Wii U on which to play it is because I happened to have a healthy number of old NES and SNES games that were actually worth a good bit of money. I swear I live near the one good Gamestop on earth. I went in expecting maybe a few bucks, and walked out with almost everything I wanted. Was like christmas. I need to finish everything in Xenoblade soon I guess.

I'm currently playing a bunch of psp games, cause I found out ppsspp actually runs pretty good on my computer. Anything with camera controls is so much easier with a proper gamepad and two analog sticks. Mostly Lord of Arcana and Nanodiver, psp had a ton of monster hunter-esque games that I really liked. Nanodiver and God Eater 2 never made it out of Japan, but I'm having an okay go of using google translate on my phone to get bits and pieces of the story.
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-09-10 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I bought Fire Emblem: Awakening on pre-order. It came two days early!

But I didn't have a 3DS yet so I couldn't play it. So while that early delivery was exciting it was pretty useless. I bought a 3DS console the next day just so I could play this game. Totally worth it!

I generally don't buy games first day because you hear such terrible stories about unfixed glitches released with the games and online content crashing, or the games just being bad and reviews being embargoed. The few preorders or first day purchases I've done so far have all been fine, luckily.

I tried to buy Ace Attorney Trilogy in the 3DS eshop the day it came out, but the eshop went down. But I just bought it the next day.

Every other preorder I've bought I didn't actually get to play until over a month later because they were all Christmas presents: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, Bravely Default, uh, I think that's it. The next first day purchase I plan will be the next Fire Emblem, which isn't until 2016.

Currently playing: Ys Seven on the PSP and it's a fantastic RPG. I can't believe it's not more lauded.
Also replaying Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. I love all the puzzles in the dungeons.

First time posting here, so hello! I just got my PSP. Any recommendations for games? I like visual novels and RPGs.

[personal profile] jackvambrace 2015-09-11 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Not sure if Monster Hunter counts as rpg, but that was kinda the psp's jam, in that same vein you have Gods Eater Burst, which is much more fast paced and brightly stylized, and Lord of Arcana, which is more jrpg-esque. Phantasy Star Portable 1 and 2 are pretty good, especially if you have friends to play with. There's a bunch on Nippon Ichi stuff for it, Disgaea 1 and 2 if you like tactical rpgs, Zettai Hero Project is a roguelike game with that same NIS humor. Class of Heroes if you like first person dungeon crawlers like Etrian Oddyssey or Shin Megami Tensei. Also the first three Persona games are available.

Final Fantasy 1 and 2 both had a really good enhanced port, beautiful sprites and extra dungeons. Star Ocean 1 and 2 also had the same treatment with similar end results. Riviera and Yggdra Union are a pair of Atlus rpgs that are pretty good too.

I don't know any good visual novels for psp offhand, so I second the request for good psp visual novels.
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-09-11 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)

I like the look of Monster Hunter, very much indeed. I played the stuffing out of the Monster Hunter 3 demo for the 3ds, but I had real problem controlling the camera without a second analogue stick. There was supposed to be an option to lock on so the camera would always stay on the monster but it never worked for me, not once. I eventally gave up in frustration.

The new3ds has a second stick for the Monster Hunter camera, but I'm not going to buy that console, at least not yet.

What I'm asking (finally) is if the controls are any better for Monster Hunter for the PSP than for the 3ds? How do you control the camera and run at the same time?

Which console do you think is the game better on? The 3ds is naturally going to have the better graphics because those are the later games, or am I wrong?

It's a game I'm definitely interested in playing, but perhaps in a few years' time.

Disgea looks fun and silly. I think I'll try it, thanks.

I play single player only, and quite a few of the other games you mention look like they'd be more fun multiplayer. I believe the multiplayer has in fact been entirely turned off for PSP in Europe, I don't know what it's like where you are.

Ive tried Etrian Odyssey and other dungeon crawlers before and they didn't really do it for me, although I enjoyed the mapmaking in Etrian Odyssey.

I've heard Persona is a huge addictive time suck which puts me off it. I'm also not keen on schoolkid characters (sorry for being so picky).

Yggdra Union looks pretty interesting. I've never played a card rpg yet that grabbed me but I'm willing to give it another go. Unfortunately that game is only available as an expensive US or Japanese import for us in Europe.

Riviera also looks promising. I'll try to get that one and give it a go, if I can find it likewise. I can only see it for sale right now in German.

Thanks very much for all your suggestions.

[personal profile] jackvambrace 2015-09-11 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the only monster hunter available without importing or softmodding would be freedom, and it's a little rough. I think there might have been an option to hook a dualshock 3 to some of the later psps, but I only have the 1000 model, so can't try it.

Pretty much anything on psp that had a camera would map it to the d-pad, so finger-hooking became a thing. You would put your left index finger on the dpad, and use it to work the camera. It works okay, but it's not ideal.

If you can get it, Gods Eater is probably the best option for offline play, there's a cast of npc characters you can bring with you into fights. It has lock on so the camera is slightly less of problem.

The 3ds I think has a bit better graphics, but slightly lower resolution. Still pretty close to the psp though. So far as controls, I think they finally just added a lock on option. Left shoulder has always been center camera, and now I think if you hold it it's a lock on. Then you can run with right shoulder.
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-09-11 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for clarifying that about the PSP Monster Hunter camera controls.

I have small hands, so hooking my left finger over the d-pad while I use the analogue stick to run would work okay, and a lot better than alternating between the 3ds controls, with the analogue stick to run and the touch screen for the camera. That was appalling! The touch screen kept flipping to a different menu every time I took my eye off it.

The 3ds camera lock just never worked for me. I must have tried it 20 times. I've no idea what I was doing wrong.

I've been looking at Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the PSP.

All the Gods Eater Burst reviews I read talked about the co-op multiplayer, so I dismissed it before, but I'll give it another look. Thanks.
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[personal profile] tepidsnake 2015-09-13 08:15 am (UTC)(link)

For RPGs on the PSP, you probably already have them but Ys I & II were rereleased for the system too, under the title Ys I & II Chronicles (this was released on Steam too with slight improvements, though I'm not entirely clear on what they are). In both games, you're free to switch between the PC-88 soundtrack and a newly-arranged one.
There's also Brandish: The Dark Revenant which was a digital-only release- more dungeon-crawler-y and I haven't been able to try it myself yet, but it's been highly recommended.
Finally, Black Rock Shooter: The Game (also digital-only) is more action RPG than anything else, but is thoroughly odd (Black Rock Shooter herself seems to have accidentally walked into Gears of War or something, she's that out of place) and has a neat battle system!

I also haven't played it myself, but for visual novels, there's Sweet Fuse: By Your Side, an otome game set in a theme park that many of my friends played and really enjoyed. It was also the very last physical PSP game sold at retail in the US, apparently!
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-09-13 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I really, really want to play Ys I & II Chronicles! Next thing in line for me is to find is a copy of that game, after I finish Ys Seven and then go onto Ys: Ark of the Napishtim, which I already have.

I already played Ys I on its own, the great mobile version, after I downloaded it from the Google Play Store. I was surprised at how fun and playable it was for such an old game.

Unfortunately, Ys I & II Chronicles is an expensive import game only in Europe. I had to get an import copy of Ys Seven as well, luckily from someone here who was selling their own imports.

I don't have a PC right now so I can't use Steam. I read an interview where Falcon said that PC was the way they intended their games to be played.

So I'd love to be able play their games like that.

Thanks for the visual novel rec. I'd heard of sweet fuse but never knew it was for the PSP.

I don't have digital connection on my PSP - they switched off the PSP servers last year in Europe, but thanks for the digital recs anyway, in case I one day get a Vita. Brandish looks interesting.

Thanks for the welcome!
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[personal profile] tetsuro_hoshino999 2015-09-11 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
I haven’t bought a game at mid-night or though preordering, because gaming is a costly hobby. In some cases, I don’t even own the console of the games that I would like to have.

I haven’t been playing many games lately because school just started; although I played the Japanese version of Pokemon Blue on the bus today.