Yeah, I wouldn’t call the wait the best part by any means… The best part is when the translation has just been released, AFTER waiting for it all that time. And yeah, the buildup does make that all the more exciting, which I assume is kind of what you were trying to say.
I just started Agarest Generation of war on PS3. It’s a lot like EnA (well mostly).
Strategic RPG, you move on the map kinda like Eien No Aselia. There is romances and it’s kinda original.
You start as the hero, and as the story progress you’ll have to choose a wife. Depending on the wife your child will be different (in looks and stats), and you’ll switch at some point to your child to continue on the story.
There are 5 generations, each with different girls and different heroes. There is an alignement gauge as wel l(evil and good depending on your actions and choices, not sure what it does yet).
I’m just at the begining, at first I bought it to pass some time while waiting for EnA, but it’s really engaging, and apparently there are 100 hours of gameplay (20 for each gen), and I’m almost overwhelmed by all the choices… So there might be some nice replay value (not to mention romancing all the girls xD).
Here is the US trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgOOPUj0lwo
Well I didn’t play EnA, just watched some youtube vids. But I didn’t say they were really similar, just they are alike in lot’s of ways.
They are both S-RPGs with dating sim as you mentioned. Both have VN like dialogues (you know the usual with the BG the girl and the dialogues). You roam the world the same way (the map, with dots on it for each lcoations).
And well I guess that’s it, I can’t really say more since I didn’t start EnA yet.
But IMO they are enough alike that EnA fans could be interested in Agarest (which is why I mentioned it here if there are people like me looking for something to play while waiting for EnA :p).
After that it’s always possible to say that even though they are the same kind of games they are not similar because the story or the fighting is different <_<, but that was not really my point.
As seeing you are nearing completion of Aselia, I was wondering if you had chosen your next project yet? And as you seemingly like to translate fantasy RPG VNs, might I suggest you to do Ikusa Megami Zero as your next project? Along with Aselia it’s considered one of the best of it’s kind there and it would be wonderfull to get some of the Eushullys games translated. Or you could do Ikusa Megami Verita (well in this case it would probably raise questions whatever it should be translated before it’s prequels) as it’s probably released by the time you get Aselia out and are looking foward next project, that’s unless it really flops, but considering Verita already looks better than Zero I doubt it’s going to flop. But in the end what you end up doing after this, do what you enjoy most yourself.
I’m personally more interested in “Seinarukana -The Spirit of Eternity Sword 2” as it looks even better than EnA.
But if the team was to choose one of your propositions, I would be overjoiced as well. Those games are looking really good, Verita being the best looking one of the both suggestions. The art is awesome, and the girls pretty xD.
I heard that the Manga Gamer is going to release Valkyrie Complex. Though I forgot where, so take it with salt for now. And yes, it’s not a good idea talking about next projects while a project is already going on, not in the next six months after it’s completion either 😉
I was wondering………since Ive already applied the aselia fix downloaded from the Xuse website to the original jap game…….will it make things different with the patch? should i NOT have applied the fix? =x
And record of agarest war is good in the start but halfway through the third gen you start noticing its craziness…….and its just gets worse from there……i regret ever buying that game……
Well, first of all, the version i am talking about is last year’s Ghostlight release of Agarest in the UK, so things might be different in the new release.
Agarest well…..is quite fun for the first 2 generations or so..even some into the third. But the difficulty of the game changes quite radically, and not only do you have a “turn limit” (limited number of battles you are allowed to fight) if you want to get the “true end”, so you cant grind, once youve made a mistake, its impossible to make up for it, whether it be in the heroine choices or w/e. Also even though i stopped playing the game halfway though 3rd gen, a friend of mine played it all the way through, and what he tells me is…..it was pure torture to complete the game. The game punishes you severely in the later chapters….(random enemies that kill your whole team in one normal attack, and are immune to physical and magical damage, anybody? Oh and you cant run from them) So yeah…
You might like the game though, who knows, but i do reccomend not buying it on impulse after taking a look at the nice art….like i did xD.\
Lol I’m already having trouble with the difficulty and I’m at the first generation :p.
Still I think it’s a good buy even if I do not go past gen 3 (out of the 5).
I mean I paid the game 25 euro, for 35 I had the collector version. And apaprently the game is like 80 hours long. So even if I play 40 hours, it’s still a good hour/euro rate I think.
Only 2% to go for EnA ^^. Last dash until the goal line :D.