Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monster Hunter X: Solo Run Finished!

As in, defeating the HR7 boss that unlocks your Hunter Rank. Up until that point, every quest I cleared was cleared by myself, even the ones in the party hall. I prepared quite a bit for the final boss by raising my armor's defense to over 550.
So my armor choices throughout my runthrough...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Monster Hunter X: Well, that was the closest I've gotten to time-out quest failing...

11 seconds left. I didn't see Lagia drag his legs, but I realized there was only like 30 seconds left, so I chanced my last trap that I was saving for this moment and thankfully, he was weakened enough to be captured.
I had a bad feeling about fighting three berserk monsters in one quest, but yeah... Somehow managed to get through.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Toushin Toshi: Extra Talk

NSFW, BTW. Mainly because I'm putting some of the CG in the post.
Comparisons with the original, talk about the CG, about the characters, about how evil the protagonist could be in the original, such

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Toushin Toshi: Review

While Stella Glow is the last game Image Epoch created, Toushin Toshi is the last game they released (as Stella Glow ended up being released by Sega).
Now, this game was actually released almost 2 years ago. But after playing Stella Glow and learning about this game, I realized that if I don't take the opportunity to get this game now, it will be forever lost because Image Epoch's bankruptcy means the E-Shop no longer sells this AND there will be no longer any restocks. So I got it.
The Image Epoch president talked about how they spent quite the money creating the game, and after playing, I kind of see why.

BTW, this game is actually the remake of Toushin Toshi 2, by Alice Soft. However, the original is an eroge (R-18) AND was made 20 years ago, so there are quite a number of differences. I'll do some extra talking in a separate post.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New Games!! ( ゚∀゚)

Two exclamation marks because two games. Well, to be exact, I got Toushin Toshi (right) a while back and have already started playing it, but for no particular reason, have not written anything about it. I have completed one route and will write some thoughts later.
Although it is probably hard to find, I definitely would suggest buying the game if you can get your hands on it. JP only, BTW.

And of course, Monster Hunter Cross. Managed to complete 1 route of Toushin Toshi just in time Monster Hunter getting delivered to me.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monster Hunter X: First Thoughts on Weapons and Styles

Based off the demo
Also wanted to memo my thoughts, in case I forgot which styles I want to use in the game

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stella Glow: Translated Song Lyrics, Stats

About stats:
-To give a good idea on how a character's stat will grow and how they compare to other characters
-I chose 45 because that is the highest level the game suggests at any one time

About multipliers:
-I attacked an enemy in various ways and used the basic normal attack as the base for how much damage a move would do (compared to it).
Magic and Physical attacks are two different things, but the same character is using both, so it should still help give an idea on the damage difference
-Does not take into account defense negation, critical hits
-I don't have the English names right now

About song lyrics:
-I translated them on my interpretation of the story/meaning of the songs
-The Japanese lyrics come from other people listening and writing down what they think is being said, meaning it could be wrong, though I have checked and chose what I thought was right
-Credit of most of the Japanese lyrics go to 2ch's thread for this game
-Translating anime -> Easy, translating light novels -> Meh, translating poetic works -> Gyaaaah!

Don't forget you can right click -> view images, etc. to expand them to their original sizes, because they will probably be too small without doing so.

Extra - BGM title translations:
In this post

Main 5 songs (the first songs of each witch that come in the premium pack as a CD too) translated
2nd 5 songs translated
Last Boss songs translated
Added a link to the translations of the BGM titles

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monster Hunter 4G/Ultimate: Ready for Cross!

After being busy with other games and with Cross coming out really soon, I came back to MH4G and my sub-file and cleared the final Village quest as well as unlock the G-special class SOLO. That's the big point. On my first playthrough, I did the G-special class unlocking in a party and did the final Village quest later on. Now without the best equipment possible and people to help me, it really feels like I have reached the goal by myself.

Oh, BTW, this sub-file is a Charge Blade-only file.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stella Glow: Finished Second Playthrough!

Small playable character spoiler below...

And of course, I got the premium items for the English release. Can't play the game though! Hahaha!

PS: Currently gathering a bit of data as well as translating the songs, Will update later on that

Friday, October 30, 2015

Stella Glow: Character Thoughts (Spoilers)

Before I start, I want to mention that below, there will be spoilers for the characters that join you as well as perhaps other spoilers involving the story.
Just random thoughts about the character, both story and battle-wise.

Yes, the person on the left is a guy

Stella Glow: Review

So finally finished the game, so my thoughts...
And before I start, let's just say I liked the game enough to pre-order the ENGLISH version for the pre-order bonuses. Not that I can play the actual cartridge because of region lock, but oh well, sacrifices are needed sometimes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Game! ( ̄ー ̄)

I had to choose between Seventh Dragon (which came out yesterday) and Stella Glow, but I decided to choose Stella Glow. Seventh Dragon looked low-budget, so I have worries about it, but Stella Glow has gotten pretty good reviews everywhere. Also, the art is pretty. (Which is why I also bought the wallpaper for the 3DS as shown below.

The only unfortunate note is that the illustrator for this game announced his retirement(?) from working as an illustrator, though he continues as an individual artist, it seems.
EDIT: Or perhaps he came out of retirement, according to his profile. (?)

On a brighter note, Atlus will be bringing Stella Glow to the US (really always loved their willingness to bring these type of little-known, non-mainstream games). Visit the home page:
Man, that premium edition looks awesome. Especially that Hilda cloth poster.
I can't tell, but is the audio Japanese or dubbed?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fire Emblem Fates: Final Review

So after playing the game on Lunatic as well as normal several times, there are all of my thoughts on all of the routes.
Also, Spoilers alert below:

Fire Emblem Fates: Finished

Pretty much, I've done everything that I can really do.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Smash Bros. for WiiU: Videos

In preparation for the update to 1.1.1, I finally decided to create a youtube account so I could upload videos from the WiiU directly to it.
The only problem is that longer videos can't be uploaded, so I've decided to just use the "Highlight" option. Which sucks, but better than nothing, I guess.
I actually was not able to get that many 1.1.0 videos onto it before I ran out of time, but I will try to upload more often now that I have got everything set up.

The channel is here:

Since the videos are mainly for myself, the titles are always:
The character I am using
What noticeably happens

Also, most videos are wins and they are not necessarily great playing on my part, since I am not that good of a player.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Yeah, I'm not dead yet + Fire Emblem update

It's been a month since the previous post, but I've been busy grinding on FE: if
But I FINALLY completed all of the support conversations (except Female protagonist and route specific characters) for both parent and children, as well as got all of the possible statues to boost my units' stats.
I also completed the My Castle I wanted to create, so here is my address

It's me and 9 of my Waifu. The bottom three groups won't move, the middle group will attack anyone that gets in its attack range, and the two fliers will charge at you. Good luck and enjoy all kinds of different Nyxs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tribute to Iwata-san

I can't fly all the way to New York to visit his temporary memorial there, so I'll do it here...

As an avid video gamer, I always imagined what the video game industry would be like many years from now. I wondered what the video game industry would be like after Iwata retired. But in that imagination of mine, I was already past the climax of my life and kinda just an older man, living through the rest of my life. Yet I am still young. Yet now the video game industry has lost one of its most brilliant leaders. A man who was not only close to video game fans, but was a programmer himself. Could run a business. Could present better than any of his comparisons. It has been many years since I really tried drawing and I've never written Japanese, but in memory...

Thank you very much, Iwata-san! For all the joy you brought us!
We'll miss you and if afterlife exists, please watch over Nintendo and the rest of the video game industry!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

RIP, Iwata Satoru

As many probably already know of this incredibly sudden and shocking news,

Words do not describe my sadness. He did so much, to die this young... And... man. Just... no.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fire Emblem: Fates - Nohr Route (Hard Difficulty) complete! + short Review

Some story spoilers alert for my thoughts, but I'll go ahead and just say this...
In Short:
If you like the Fire Emblem system, buy it
If you want a good story, forget it

Anyways, images of the last boss as well as some of my characters, so there are some spoilers below.
The first part is review, with some story spoilers, and then after another warning and a gap, some images including the last boss.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Game! ∠( ゚д゚)/

That said, I got it on the first day and just have been too busy to write a post.
As for the game, it is the expected.

And yeah, chose the Dark side first. Because they have normal classes instead of all of those weird... Eastern classes.

Oh, and random image of when I decided to choose the Dark side, but now that I think about it, there are spoilers up to Chapter 6, so I'm going to put it in a "Read More" thing.
(Of course, if you can't read Japanese, then there is nothing to spoil, I guess)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bravely Second: End Layer review

Finally finished the game! And so, a bit of talk about it. I'll try to put the spoilers at the very bottom after a gap and warning, so I don't accidentally spoil anything. At the least, I'll try my best?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fufufu... Finally bought it...!

Well actually, I'm a bit late to report it and got it for a small bit of time.
I decided that since my 3DS's controls were no longer 100% efficient for Smash Bros (especially around the down-smash/tilts), and because Splatoon's bundle pack was coming out and I had interest in it, I bought it along with Smash Bros WiiU!
Told ya' I'd get it eventually, hahaha

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Game! And yeah, gave up on Mystery Dungeon

So yeah, I realized it would be way too much stress to beat Etrian Odyssey and the Mystery Dungeon, so I went ahead and got Bravely Second.

 As for why I gave up on Mystery Dungeon, it gets a bit long...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smash Bros For WiiU/3DS Online Data

Haven't really updated in a while, so just a little random update with my current online data.
I mostly do For Glory 1 vs 1, while I occasionally do For Fun Free-for-All.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Game! (゜∀゜)

Of course Etrian Odyssey and the Mysterious Dungeon!
That said, it is more of a Mystery Dungeon game than an Etrian Odyssey game, so I wouldn't recommend it if those type of games are not to your liking.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Completed

I'll make a post later on it, but I was able to complete the medals just in time!
As for Stratus 6, I'll leave that as a secret to get to. Though as far as the hidden boss (Stratus 6 boss) goes, because of his healing move and option parts, it is probably best to One-Turn Kill him. Fighting him normally takes at least 20 turns... on Picnic!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Game Sales: About Posts...

I feel that these type of posts are kinda... meh? Kind of gets in the way of my posts on actual games, yet provides little advantage. I guess I can make some comparisons, but there really isn't any use, so when I get the free time, I'm gonna move all of my past posts on Sales backwards, so that my game posts are all together. Also, I'll probably not make Sales posts, unless something really interests me. In that case, I'll point it out on the title... or something like that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (3/4/15)

I sometimes forget that February only has 28 days...
Putting that aside, looking forward to G-Rank Dara on MH4G.
Also, Etrian Odyssey + Mysterious Dungeon coming out soon. Also, a PV on the battle system of Xenocross coming up!

Not much this week except for the Dragon Quest spinoff

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (2/25/15)

Not a personally exciting week (nothing new to play, nothing really major to talk about), but well, a few new games and all.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monster Hunter 4G: My Current Best Excavated Weapons

Just some screenshots of my best excavated weapons so far. I have others too, but I chose some main ones to pickup on.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monster Hunter 4G/4 Ultimate Expedition Result Calculator

Practicing on Java applets again and finished this little project. It contains two tabs, one where you insert the 5 monsters that appeared in the exploration and it gives you all of the possibilities, and another one where you can search for the monsters you need to defeat in order to get a certain result you want. It's pretty simple, but I think it can get the job done.
Keep in mind that if out of the 5 monsters you defeat, if there is one that appeared more than once, they only act as one monster. So even if you defeat two Deviljhos, you will never get a Deviljho x 2 quest from those two Deviljhos. You will get 2 quests, one for each monster, but the content will be chosen from only one Deviljho. So you can get Deviljho x 1, but not x 2.

I'm not too up-to-date on the Java security issues and all, but I think that if your Java is too updated, there is no chance it will allow you to open the Applet. You need to lower your security to Medium, it seems? But newer releases erased the Medium option...
Maybe I should turn it into Javascript, though that will take some time...I guess future projects should be in Javascript or something.

Game Sales of the Week (2/18/15)

It really is a shame the server for Monster Hunter 4G and 4 Ultimate are not the same. It can't be helped in a way, but still...


Friday, February 13, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (2/11/15)

A bit late, but it wasn't an exciting week anyways, so you know, meh. Since the Smash Bros 3DS version got an update, I've been busy recording all of my videos before I update.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Diary G

As an improvement? from Etrian Odyssey Untold 1, you can visit this dungeon even in Classic mode, so I have heard.


Just like in Untold 1, you can only enter certain parts of the dungeon as you progress through the main dungeons. The final boss of the story mode is fought here. (You don't fight the hidden boss like in Untold 1)

Spoilers alert.

On a random note, this is probably the 2nd time I've seen a game use Ginnungagap.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Monster Hunter 4G: Guide To Guild Quests

Before I start, I am assuming that the localized version, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, will have the same content. So this should apply to both the English and Japanese Monster Hunter 4G/Ultimate.

This article is on the end-game content, Guild Quests. For the simplification, I'm writing everything assuming you are completing the quest.

Anyways, onwards...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (2/4/15)

A little bit of this and that this week.

A bit less than two weeks before Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate comes out in the US!
I want to get some articles done before then...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (1/28/15)

Finally a week where something actually happens. Oh, and yeah, Bandai Namco does it again with the new Tales game. Really, when will the consumers learn BanNam only sees them as suckers?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Diary 5

 Finally beat the main story and am exploring the 6th Stratos.
 So anyways, the original final boss and his castle. Gimmick can get annoying, but you better start to like it quickly, because there is so much of it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (1/21/15)

This week wasn't that exciting, but I believe Tales and LoL will make next week a bit more colorful. Currently thinking about buying LoL.

The main new game of attention this week is Kenka Bancho 6.
Quite an old game, but
4 was around 71,000
5 was around 58,000
Bros  was around 22,000
6 did 24,000
All three above were on the PSP. Not sure what happened to Bros, but the series had been decreasing each game. 6 did slightly better than Bros. So fair results?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Diary 4

Anyways, after slowly getting the most recent weapons/armors by saving up money, I'm finally ready for the 5th Stratos boss.
So here is the article for the 4th Stratos. As always, very beautiful atmosphere and BGM.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (1/14/15)

2ch needs to stabilize soon...

Anyways, for this week... Not really anything to talk about. No new games on the list, and the usual at the top.
And looking forward to XenoCross for the WiiU.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Game Sales of the Week (Christmas Week~1/4/15)

Since 4Gamer posted the two weeks one day after the other, I thought it would probably be simple to just put both weeks in one post...
...And I forgot to make the post... orz
Anyways, quite late, but...

PS: At the Stratus 5 boss, but haven't beaten yet

The first week: 12/22/14~12/28/14
The second week: 12/29/14~1/4/15