Well even though I signed up for this almost a year ago, I guess they finally accepted me into the alpha test. Although a bit too late…
So because I can’t seem to stop myself from trying more mobile games (and because they all have a stupid daily fatigue limit that makes me finish each one really fast) I decided to try a new one lol. I think this just came out for mobage and originally it was for that racist POS Gree. The story is about our heroine (who has no name so you gotta name her) whose mom decides to remarry to some guy with a porn ‘stache. Turns out his son, and your new step bro just happens to be the lead singer of Japan’s most popular boyband COURAGE. So yea now you get to either mac it with your new oniitan or you can hit on all his band members who think you’re so kawaii desu anyway. Read the rest of this entry
Well that hospital game was starting to get on my nerves with all its stupid glitches (I mean seriously if I had paid money for this I’d want a refund!) so I decided to try a different game called Koishite Kareshi. The game is pretty simple: you have 3 guys and you can pick one to be your “boyfriend” and from there on you can do various scenarios and events with him. The game is constantly being updated to reflect seasonal stuff so right now they have a Halloween event going on (although I’m probably going to miss it since I only started this game today ;_;.) I decided to pick Megane-kun cause he has a cool name Ryuugawa Ryuunosuke ww.
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.
First I want to explain something. My Japanese sucks a lot more than you guys think it does. Sure I can get the basic hang of stuff but when I want to write out detailed thoughts about something my Japanese is watered down to “I like it, there’s a few bugs, I got new clothes and I made a video.” Honestly it’s a pain in the ass. I thought that blogging about Tartaros on so-net would give me points for Postar but apparently it doesn’t unless I blog about gamepot’s games…so yea after posting 3 entries I decided I’m gonna blog about Tartaros here.
To avoid unnecessary people finding this site though, I’ve blocked all search engines from indexing it. I will also not provide any translations or registration guides here, this will simply be a game diary, which is what this blog is supposed to be in the first place. I really don’t like the idea of having to run away somewhere because certain retards keep accessing this blog but I also am sick of limiting my writing because my grasp of the language sucks when it comes to MMO terminology. Until recently, I didn’t even know what the fuck the kanji for “Vs” was in Pangya sigh -_-; My Pangya blogging will continue to be in Japanese for obvious reasons, but for now I’d like to blog about Tartaros in English. (And my blog never made it into the fansite list anyway so not like it matters at this point.)
I’m also considering the return of registered user only commenting but I’ve not completely decided on that yet. We’ll see how the engine blocking goes. It only takes a few people to ruin it for everyone. So anyway on to the impressions. Read the rest of this entry
You can log in, and use coins to buy clothes & room stuff for your character. If you get referred by a friend you’ll receive a lot of coins so if you guys need invites/referrals comment with your email in the email box. (This way it will avoid spam bots so don’t actually post your email in the comment box itself, only in the email box.)
There’s not much going on right now. There’s stuff like forums and groups. I created a group for Vocaloid fans so feel free to join that if you want. It’s sorta like poupee girl where you comment on people’s diaries to get your coins, as well as update your own diary to get daily coins. Also you get some coins for logging in. I’m sure eventually there will be a cash system where you can buy coins with cash but right now the site appears to be in beta so everything is “free” or obtainable via task. There’s a fishing system which I haven’t tried yet because the flash on the work computer won’t load but you can catch fish and redeem it for rare items and the like. They also mentioned a gacha but eh you already know how gachas work elsewhere ==;. Anyway it’s kinda cute so I gave it a shot. It’s still pretty new so not much to do but I’ll be keeping an eye on it to see how it develops.
Today I received a key to the Party Castle closed beta that I signed up for a month ago. I’ve been eyeing this thing since back in March because it was supposed to be some kind of a game where you draw a character then you import it into the game and boom your character’s in 3D. Well it’s like that but not quite. If you’re familiar with Pangya’s self design and IMVU, it’s basically a combination of the two. Read the rest of this entry
So a while ago MMOsite (who I subscribe to on my rss reader) had mentioned Prius Online. It’s originally from Korea and its made by mostly the same staff who worked on Ragnarok Online 2 (before they all bailed which is why the game hasn’t had any updates in years.) While browsing NicoNico douga the other day they had an ad for the Japanese version of this game which apparently opened last week! Well I have been wanting to check this game out for sometime so I registered and downloaded it last night. Read the rest of this entry
So even though I got my Wii last week I was stuck playing Wii golf until today when the game finally came Anyway since JP wasn’t home I decided to start on story mode or whatnot with Hana.
So in an ongoing attempt to get more non Japanese speaking friends to play I bring you – the interface! This won’t translate quests for you, but don’t be lazy and use the JP wiki along with Jim Breen like the rest of us!
Anyway the first part of the interface above is pretty self explanatory. You got your red HP and blue MP bar. The yellow is the earned exp bar. The “SP” bar is part of the whole Bright Shadow system. You need SP to use attacks, but you can also convert it to HP or MP. In addition you need it to feed your pets or they will return to egg status. The expel/leave commands are for your party members. Once the purple balls on the right of your status thingy fill up, you can use the Bright Shadow icon thing which will basically increase your walking speed as well as attack and defense for a short period of time. This gauge increases as you fight monsters.
So a while back I really wanted to try this out but I hesitated due to my shitty old laptop and instead played Pangya for like 2 years. Now that Megaten is boring me to tears and Pangya USA is still in limbo…I finally decided to give this game a chance. I’m really glad I did since I think this is what I’m going to be playing for the next few weeks. The best thing about the game is it requires REALLY LOW specs. I think this means even people with crappy computers (I’m looking at you Dan) can play it without their system crashing. I had a little bit video graphic trouble at first but once I set all my textures and stuff on real high everything went smoothly. When you start the game as always you can choose hair style, color, eye color, facial expression, and skin color as well as whether you want to be male or female. (Since this is a Japanese game just assume every female is a dude unless proven otherwise ) Read the rest of this entry
So anyway over the weekend I decided to try playing Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE – aka the Persona MMORPG. I’ve actually been meaning to try the Japanese version about a month ago but was hesitant because I’d be a noob who wouldn’t understand all the complex kanji in the game. Well luckily that problem was solved because the English version came out not too long ago and over the weekend it opened up to everyone and stopped being closed beta. Read the rest of this entry