So I figured since these mobile games are ongoing (and have stupid daily limits of how much you can see) they’re gonna take me too long to write a review for so instead I’m doing a PREVIEW! I stumbled upon Mobage which I thought was restricted to Japanese cell phones only but it looks like they have an unrestricted version for android phones running Android 2.1 or higher. You do not need to register a yahoo japan account as long as you download the app (you need to allow for non market apps to download to your phone) from sp.mbga.jp. Once you launch the app you can just register via app and you will be able to access all their games (well at least the ones available for smart phones – not Japanese feature phones.) Most games are web based so that’s why phones running 2.1 and higher will have flash on them to be able to run them. Some are app based which will require you to download the app to your phone and run it simultaneously with the site.
In the next week, I plan to delete my tinierme account. However it would be a waste as I have vocaloid sets for Kaito, Luka and Meiko as well as over 600+ items in my closet that I’d like to give away to someone. I asked on twitter and since TM is so shitty nobody wanted anything….so I figured I’d ask if any of my blog readers wanted any of the items. At this point it’s first come first serve so comment below if you want anything specific….or if you just want me to send you everything (or only male items or only female items, only room items etc.) I plan to chuck the account this weekend so if you want anything speak up or forever hold your peace.
Well I figured I’d compile the list for reference purposes
Kooh - February 3
Hana – April 9
Cecilia – June 23
Lucia - July 8
Nell – August 16
Max – September 17
Nuri – October 8
Arin – November 15
Azer – December 1
Kaz – December 31
Anyone’s birthday close to any of the characters? (｡･ω･｡) I’ll update this post once we get everyone else’s birthdays.
Pangya US listed Arin’s birthday as 11/5 which is wrong. I’m going by what Japan says since anything from there is a hell lot more official than whatever crap SGI pulls out of their ass Lol looks like they fixed it in 2011.
So I’m sure everyone’s heard it by now but for anyone who’s been under a rock:
We are proud to announce that we will be releasing Fate/Extra and Hakuoki for the PSP!—
Aksys Games (@aksysgames) July 02, 2011
So yea Hakuoki & Starry Sky have been picked up by USA publishers. My thoughts? Well I’m jealous that I can’t be working on these projects with them and getting paid for it! (not that it would ever happen seeing how I’m on the opposite end of the coast il||li＿|￣|○il||liｶﾞｰﾝ。 ) I’m not really that excited as I don’t think Starry Sky or Hakuoki franchises are ALL THAT GREAT. There’s a lot of better games (Cough TAKUYO cough) but for a foot into the otome market I think they made the right choice. Let’s face it, I still get a shit ton of hits daily on my starry sky in spring post and I get hits for Hakuoki in RUSSIAN. So needless to say, I think both games have a pretty big following despite what anyone may think and it will help earn revenue for both companies so that perhaps one day they can pick up better games for the English market.
So without me knowing (or caring) apparently Bright Shadow Japan FINALLY closed its doors in February!
They even had some campaign to give items to people starting new accounts on Gamania’s other games (Divinia & Lucent Heart.) Well not surprising as this game was outdated & crappy and last time I played on the JP servers there was practically nobody on. In the darkness of this closing, Beanfun, which recently picked up Lucent Heart decided to also pick up Bright Shadow which Failpot USA dropped. Supposedly the English Bright Shadow will reopen on July 8th (so very soon actually!) but you have to think about this: The Japanese version of BS is gone, Korean’s been gone for a while…don’t know if the Taiwan one is still running but basically you got a dead game reopening. What does this mean? It means there will probably be no new levels or content updates EXCEPT for the multiple gacha items that Japan had spewed for like 2 years until they finally shut down. Maybe while they’re at it, Beanfun will also revive Fantasy Earth Zero who knows ┐(‘～`；)┌
So unless you just wanna mess around with BS for old times sake, I wouldn’t recommend the English version. You’re essentially playing a zombie game at this point. I’d recommend playing Beanfun’s Lucent Heart (although I hear there’s a BR invasion recently ) Neither of those 2 games appeal to me so I’m just waiting on my closed beta pass for
Ragnarok Online 2 Lime Odyssey! ( Actually seeing that the same team who dragged on RO2 the Gate of World is now dragging their asses on Lime Odyssey…I don’t have much hope for this either tbh.. ( ´_ゝ`)).
In other news if you’ve been under a rock Prius Online English has been open for a while but I’ve decided to pass up on it since essentially the only cute thing are the lolis and the playable characters are kinda fugly or furry lol. Also they banned like almost every country ever which is good for the certain spammer countries but bad because now some of my worldwide friends can’t play with me.
Update: And so 1 year later Beanfun shuts down bright shadow on August 30, 2012. Let’s hope it stays dead for good this time lol.
Well continuing with the trend of games I blogged about & quit…now looks like ai sp@ce is gonna kick the bucket on June 30th, 2011. Guess a game where you just play gacha & dress up your waifu and play a stupid water shooting game (which is awkward to control) just wasn’t making any money for dowango. Oh well it was a fun game…for about a week lol. The character models were really nice. I would hope they would use the data to turn into some kind of actual online game some day. Oh well for now, so long Ai Sp@ce!
I’m not a tartaros pro and I don’t really spend money on the game anymore so I guess here’s a guide for cheap but still doable weapons armor. Read the rest of this entry
Because for some reason they decided to bump down the challenge level entry requirements but left the in challenge level cap & enemy levels the same, I made a nice little image with the correct levels!
I can only imagein the purpose of this was to either frustrate people into thinking they need uber weapons or to allow veterans to bring their newbie friends to higher challenges. Either way it’s not that bad of a move except when you got level 55 people coming into a level 63 challenge and wondering why they can’t kill anything and keep getting their asses kicked ＼( ^o^)／
Looks like the 2 sheep challenges are the only ones that stayed within the original level requirement….guess protecting sheep they figured you can’t screw around lol.
If this was 6 months ago, I would have bought Lucia’s Kimono in a heartbeat. In fact I think I had requested they bring it back and I wanted it all this time. But now that it’s released I just don’t seem to care. I almost forget to login to the currently on going login/play event to be honest. The idea of spending anymore money on Pangya just annoys me. I think the Kimono is lovely but now that I got Lucia’s magical girl & wedding dress, and bath towel, and SSAF, and the swimsuit I bought that I only wore for about a week…yea the last thing I need to do is blow $15 on pixels without having a job first. Read the rest of this entry
As of the 5/12 maintenance:
- Nagi’s shielf guard has been nerfed. Great let’s nerf an already weak character!
- Elpin Frost Wave skill has been changed from Magic to Physical attack property.
- Cromodo’s Blizzard skill is back to requiring level 53 not 50.
- Elpintos Wake Soul skill has now a freeze effect on TOP of taunt. (Adjusted after testing.)
- Elpintos Ice Justice changed from Frost Bite to Freeze (I believe it goes from being “slowed down by ice” to just frozen in place.) Edit: I tested this out, it’s actually really helpful for boss battles so no complaints here!
Other stuff just includes certain status ailments now depend on the tokusei that “increases” the chance of those ailments. I played with Pinko & Cromodo today but I haven’t noticed any major changes. Other adjustments:
- Robo Donjan lv 35 challenge – the one room where you gotta kill 100 guys, now only require you to kill 90. ┐(‘～`；)┌
- The hentai buta yaro map in Arnica (58-59), when you pull the flag it used to give you a massive debuff. That debuff’s been removed. (About the only decent change sigh.)
Other adjustments are fixing Soma’s electricity stuns, Aerlot & Ilishia becoming overpowered, & restoring Cromodo’s ice window so it’s not shitty and back to doing damage like before.
While I’m not happy with ice wave being turned to physical, I do like what they did to Ice Justice. Also I didn’t realize until now that I’ve been using Freezing Limit which does significantly more damage than freezing field (ice commander.) 2ch is bitching that magic Elpin is over but it’s really not that bad. In any case I was able to do Dendou Ex at 46 without dying so maybe it’s not so bad after all ?_? Still won’t take Elpin to public parties because I spam Refuge every 2 seconds lol.
In other news, the spy guns for the guys are rentals. Lol rentals? Why would you bother with a rental when you can buy permanent stuff in the auction nowdays…what are they thinking…┐(‘～`；)┌
So after a couple experiences with Elpin the last couple days I’ve come to the conclusion that sadly 2ch is right…Elpin is probably the weakest character next to Nagi, but at least Nagi can heal. I decided to compare my 45 Soma and 46 Elpin’s attacks at Kishidan Ex.
Elpintos has a 40+10 and Soma has a 40+11 weapon. Elpintos physical/magic is about 3900/3700 and Soma is about 4100/4200. Not much of a difference right? Their con/crit is the same and Elpin gets a buff that increases con/crit and a passive buff that increases her attacks by 500. So let’s compare:
JK for Elpin is Refuge where she recovers SP and does damage in the surrounding area. Soma’s JK is just a regular attack where he jumps into the air and crushes the ground doing a circular attack as well. It’s pretty obvious who’s doing more damage. Additionally apparently this skill for Elpin is considered “annoying” by Japanese players because it spreads the enemies apart and doesn’t kill them. Soma’s spreads them apart too but typically the attack is strong enough that it will kill them as well.
Well since my first post was unsuccessful (need Japanese email bleh) I decided to look for more otome games on the android market and this time I found ones that are actually playable! I downloaded 2 demo games so I guess I’ll just post my impressions and links for you guys to try them out!
First one I tried is イケメン★ホスト学園 春馬編 demo. Basically the story is about a girl (whose name I forgot so I just wrote in hinano ) who goes to some otome high school while her childhood friend Kanzaki Haruma goes to some ikemen host high school. Anyway the demo was basically him coming to pick you up for school and getting all tsundere and shit It’s pretty stereotypical but he’s really cute!
The art is really nice and it has save/load/auto-mode in the demo. There’s no voice as usual for a cell phone game but there’s music. The game has 3 different routes for 3 different guys but sadly its $3.74 per guy so it’s definitely recommended you try the demos for each guy before considering purchase. Personally I liked Haruma haha so I would recommend him for sure ;D. You can buy the game here or try the demo here.