9/16/12

The Game and Anime I have been playing

Havent update for a while now huh.

Anyway.

Dangan Ronpa is really good~~~

Spoiler though.
 I wished this girl wouldve live though.


Too bad. 
The First guy that died in the game. Sorry. The first guy to be accused as murder in the game.


Recently I have been addicted to sharing these pictures.
PEPSI and GUNDAM colab

 
Dragon ball. There are 8 versions. I currently have 6. Can you guys name the characters with just looking at the shirt? ;D

 Ive been busy with my sent japanese things to you service. This is one of them.

Im also busy with my part time jobs. Which explains why I didnt update the blog for a while. Sorry future me.

The Anime Im watching this season are....

Accel World
 
 Just started watching this recently actually. Havent watched it before because.... Sorry for this.... The main character isnt really appealing.

Although!! After watched it a few episodes, the story shines through. The virtual setting is great. Its ep 23 right now when Im writing this but Chue turning into dark side made me felt so NTRed. Why Chue, why~~~~???????

The light novel itself is still continuing, so I'd hope they make a second season for this story.




Sword Art Online


Taking place in a virtual world. Seems familiar to Accel World? It should be. They are from the same author. In fact SOA take place a few years before AW. The is even a drama CD called VERSUS where kirito and Silver Crow fought.

The story is so great that I cant wait for the next week that I picked up the light novel and read them.

Still..... Its great.

Hyouka


Im curious!!. No, this got nothing to do with Geass. I picked up this anime because KyoAni created it. Great story. Even greater drama CD etc.


Yuruyuri 2 
Funny~~~~

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Currently out of game to play.

Waiting for Xillia 2 and Dishonored. Skipping Borderland 2 unless it is really really good. Skipped Mayonaka Arena too. Hated Fighting game. Will get iot if the price dropped to 3000yen for used game.

Recently finished Tales of Graces F. Great Game. Cant wait for Xillia.

Am currently playing Accel World on PSP.

Will make short FAQ or walkthrough if there are requests. Somebody asked me to do Nagato Phase just a few hours before through twitter. That..... Is..... Really long time ago.

Still try helping the dude though. Not by making a walkthrough, just helping the part where he got stuck.




7/6/12

Dungeon Twister ( my personal review & strategy )

I posted last week about Dungeon Twister and how I am excited about the game right?

Here is my personal review.

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First Impression


When I started to download the game, I was rather shocked. The file is only 156MB. Almost like a mini. The price is $9.99, which seems kinda overprice I think? Bought it anyway, though. Huuuuu~

Loading screen was as expected, simple. Just text. Font type Arial. Havent seen one of those since... I dont know, cheap ps2 games?

However, presentation asides, the game - the main dish - is an A plus.

Modes


As usual, single and multiplayer mode. No splitscreen though, not that I care.

Single mode consists of Tutorial, Challenge, Simple Game and Advance Game.

I was..... A n00b in this game. I only heard about this game a week before it came out at playstation blog. I was paying a really close intention at the tutorial

The tutorial is great. I just knew this game and here I am, on challenge 12 of the game. BTW, on default, there is only 10 challenges, after youve beaten the 10th challenge, the 11 will unlock, and after you beat that, the 12th will unlock. Im still thinking how to beat the game using only 2 pieces AND without the +4 , +5 , and +6 battle card.

In a sense, even if you dont like playing online, the single mode is great. They even rank you up in the single player mode.

You got points when you beat the challenge mode...


And then they rank you up.


When I took this picture I was at no.13. Im currently.... at 10 place. Which bring me to my next point.

My name is bugged!!!! Seeing why all the other player didnt get their name bugged, Im guessing it is because Im playing with my Japanese account I think. Racist, racist everywhere. ( Lol, im just joking, but please, repair that bug. )

Oh, havent play the multiplayer modes.

Reason is... The game itself is quite long. Imagine you playing chess online. Plus Im a new player, although Im quite good Id prefer to play against someone I know first, however none of my friends play this. T_T

Im guessing everyone feels the same as me so the game didnt got many online players. Anyone wants to have a round with me please invite. Akimura87

Graphics


The graphic in the game itself is above average I think. Unlike the loading screen, you can control the camera, follow the opponent moves, zoom in, zoom out etc. The models are made above average. I was hoping when you move the pieces, there is an option that enable the camera to turn into 1st person view, the fireball cutscene couldve be more dramatic, but nope. Though maybe its better that way. This game is a board game, not an action game. 


Sound


Not really noticeable.  It wouldve been better if each of the pieces got their own catch phrases or something. ( Phrases that left an impression to me is from red alert. Mean green and unseen. Surely you know what unit says this right? Leave the answer at the comment )


AI level


Challenging but not good enough.

There was this one time, the thief, wallwalker and warrior has already passed the goal line or killed ( No longer usable, no one can get through the locked door ), I managed to trap most of the opponent by rotating the floors. With nobody able to access the rotating device, all the AI did was pass his turn. The AI could have just move and take the really long way or just use the Troll I didnt manage to trap, but nope.


In a nutshell


Great game for board game lovers. Though seriously, could have been MUCH better. Great board  game, great idea, the refreshing originality is there but the digital implantation is really weak. Hopefully there is an update or great DLC coming up. Im giving this game a root 3 point.

Root 3, quite difficult to describe. Its best if you dont show it to elementary students.

By the way, IGN gave a 3/10.

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My strategy in playing the game.

Pieces

Thief is the most versatile piece, with 5 box range movement, 2 attack and defense, the ability to ferry other pieces across pit and open/close doors, it my most lovable piece of the game. It is also easy to abuse the piece and score 2 victory points in one move. Get the speed potion, get the treasure and get out.

Mage is quite good. 4 box range movement with 1 attack and defense. A fragile old man that can hover over pit and enemy which is quite useful. Get him a fireball and you get a free 1 victory point.

These two are best to put at the edge of the board and let the other take the center. Easier to take all your pieces out.

Troll is your.... Troll. Put him at the opponent gate is probably the best idea. With 2 box range movement, 4 attack and defense, he is really slow but pack a punch. You can easily kill the idle pieces with it. Even if he is ganged upon, he can regenerate, or you can just move him pass the line. An easy 1 victory point.

Cleric is your field medic. With 4 box range movement, 2 attack and defense, the best way to play him is to pair him with another piece. Crucial because if you didnt heal your piece, your pieces die, which lead to you losing a point and cant getting a point. Oh, FYI, carrying your piece with another piece across the line didnt count as two victory points.

Goblin is great if your aim is to get through the line only. Getting him over the line equivalent to 2 points. With 4 box range movement, it shouldnt be too difficult if you try. He is quite fragile with 1 attack and defense though, best paired with another piece.

Mechanic is great because turning the floor anti-clockwise can be a great game turning point. However he is quite slow with only 3 box range movement. So best to be put in the middle.


Warrior is your fighter, great if your strategy is to destroy the opponent pieces. Quite slow with 3 box movement but pack a punch with 3 attack and defense. Oh, he can break the doors too. Useful if your thief is far and rotating the floor is too much of a trouble.

Last but not least, wallwalker. Like the name, she walk through wall. However she only walk through wall if you stand in front of the wall. Meaning you have to go to a wall, stop, wallwalk. 4 box range movement so quite handy, quite fragile with 1 attack and defense.

Main strategy


Speed


Get through the line. Solo move through unguarded path. Main piece would be thief, wizard and goblin I think. However getting the thief early in the game isnt a good idea.

Combat


Kill the enemy. My favorite. Best if you kill the weakling and avoid the tanks. Might want to ready cleric just in case. Get the wizard his fireball for an easy kill.

My strategy


Get the wizard his fireball. Kill someone with the fireball, 1VP. Gang up/use a strong piece to kill a weakling or two for a 1 or 2VPs. If your Troll is near the line, just cross for a VP. After managed to get 3VP, get the wizard and thief out. Speed potion helps.






That is my opinion. Leave in the comment for your thoughts. Invite me for a game sometime.

6/30/12

The game Im interested in as per 29/6


Game is a hobby to me.

Let see.... What have I been playing lately?

  • MAGIC THE GATHERING 2013 ( seriously, why is it when I play online I never found another player? Nobody in Japan play Magic? ) add me on PSN to challange or team up with me.


My psn ID is akimura87. However please leave a message that you read this and decided to add me.

  • A friend of mine lend me some of his games in exchange for my dragon dogma ( in which you're very much welcome to use my pawn ). The games are Assassin creed revelations, Dark Souls, and GUNDAM unicorn UC. Havent tried GUNDAM UC yet, Im still trying to get Enzo to be the real estate agent of Istanbul, and I have been monsters breakfast in Dark Souls. They did say that you learn to play this game by dying a thousand times but I didnt expect they mean that literally.
  • Oh, Mass Effect 3 developer has released an extension of the ending huh? Ive yet to see that either. 
Basicly Ive got a lot of games to play, but still, there are games that interests me.

Here are the lists.

Firstly, out next week on PSN, a board game entitle

  • Dungeon Twister
Im a fan of strategy games. And this game really look like my kind of game. You control some pawns, each with their own ability. There is the one that can rotate the room of the board, a pawn that can walk through wall, etc etc.

Reminded me of Commandos. 





Out on PSN the first week of July. Demo will be out at the end of august.

  • Super Dangan Ronpa 2. Farewell Zetsubou Gakuen
I dont know if there is an English version for the first installment but this game is really great. Dont waste your time playing Akiba strip or Conception ( Both are great games though )

Firstly, the story. If its any good as the first one than the plot is very rich ( as most of the Japanese games ). It is about a number of extraordinary students trapped inside a school, and then murder cases happen.

There is this one time that you have to name yourself as the killer to proceed, the part where your girlfriend got kill, etc etc.

The system also is very sexy. It is not the usual, investigate, puzzle and point out the suspect game ( Insert Blue Toad reference here ). You have to make your case and do the trial amongst yourselves. Note that it is not your usual trial ( Insert Ace Attorney reference here ). Really unique, really original.



Out at the end of July.

  • Tales of Xillia 2

Japanese are crazy for the tales series. I wasnt a fan until last year, a Japanese friend lend me her software and Im hooked. I finished the game twice and even defeated the hidden boss feels like... Well, like a boss.

There hasnt been much information of the game yet. But on the cutscenes, you've got to make choices. To duck or charge etc. Hopefully those choices matter in reaching the ending ( Insert Mass Effect 3 reference here ). The battle system seem to be the same as the first installment. A good thing since I hated the tales 2D fighting system.

We will wait and see. Since the game is so hot in Japan, expect the used game to be in store at half price a month or two after the release.


Out early November.
  • Not a game but heck, K-ON the movie


Not going to buy them. The worst I will do is rent them at Geo or Tsutaya. Last anime movie I watched was Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu I think.

Out middle July

OK, by now you must have think that my interest is only on Japanese game right? Not really. I stressed them out because you cant see much of them getting the spotlight on IGN or Gamespot.

Im too excited with these games.

Dishonored by the studio that created Skyrim and Fallout.

The creative way to kill your target intriguers me. I think Ill be raping the save and load button on this one.


Borderland 2

Aaaah~~~ The great Pandora. I am currently searching for a friend to explore Pandora together. Will get it if one of my friend get this. I like how the game combine RPG and FPS. But playing it alone cuts the game excitement in half.

And of course..... The highlight of the year....

Black Ops 2

Mostly because I am ( and Im pretty sure most of the fans are ) not really fond of Modern Warfare 3.



Still playing it if my friends invites me though.


Again, do add me on PSN akimura87 if youre up for a match or want to team up. ( Prefer the latter )

Who is that guy?

Just finished lapor diri to JPA thingy.

The tutorial is outdated and the form is not properly programmed.... I wonder if I can make money reprogram the form and update the tutorial.

*By outdated I mean that the tutorial and the site didnt match.

*By poorly programmed, i mean that even if you re continuing your study you have to fill where when what and the proof of your SPA.

Bah~

Got a part time job interview tomorrow. Failed the tutor interview on the account "seeing a foreigner might scare the students". (;_;)

The job tomorrow is at Gindoki. They dont serve alcohol, so thats good enough for me. Their free sauce got pig as an ingredient though.

6/29/12

ARGH~!

Dont you just hate it when you wrote a really long post and suddenly it all lost.

That is what just happened two minutes ago




Im going to sleep.

Will rewrite that thing that I have written another day

6/23/12

This title over here

Kinda the title font Lol Updating using ipad right now. Is it just me or you cant upload picture if youre using ipad? Im thinking of reviving this blog. Have no idea what to wrote though.

6/22/12

From Japan To You

Most of you dont know, but Im now under no scholarship whatsoever. However, I still insisted on continuing my master study here in Japan.

To make thing worse, my wife who was under scholarship last year, was cut from her scholarship.

To make money, my friend and I from Malaysia came up with this idea to make a forwarding service.


The idea is simple.

If there are things that can only be bought in Japanese website and the website doesnt provide international shipping, we buy it and sent it to the buyer with only 10% of service tax.

Check it out if you are interested or just wondering what is that, press HERE for the link.

Please spread the word.

Thank you.


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