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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 10, 2013, 07:04:51 PM
What kind of potential are we talking here?  Is the gameplay like Bayonetta meets Valkyrie Profile meets Final Fantasy's 1-12 meets Pokemon meets Grandia meets Diablo II or are we talking Project X Zone with T&A?
Yumina the Ethereal is like Aselia the Eternal, except with better graphics and a focus on comedy.  It was made by the same people and it's rated similarly by English users.  The ecchi content is probably less than 1% of the overall experience.
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 10, 2013, 06:31:20 PM
You won't review a game just because the game is rated for those who are aged 18 or over, regardless of its potential?  That's a shame.
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi RPG for Agarest War fans on: July 10, 2013, 05:47:42 PM
Long time no post for me.  Would RPGFan be interested in reviewing this title?
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 10, 2013, 05:47:12 PM



Background
After 3 years in the making, JAST USA is finally ready to release Eternal-Will's popular adult visual novel RPG Yumina the Ethereal.  This will be the highest profile ecchi RPG to ever be officially released in English.  It's highly rated on both VNDB (8.3/10; #5 ranked in untranslated RPGs) and Erogamescape (80/100), and is particularly praised for its strong gameplay melded with moe romantic comedy and sci-fi themes.  The game was developed by members of the same team that worked on the popular titles Aselia the Eternal (released) and Seinarukana (also being worked on by JAST).

Recommended audience
Are you a fan of the Agarest War or Ar tonelico series?  Looking for something a little more story-focused than Agarest War?  Or perhaps more...ecchi?  This may be the game for you!

Synopsis
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"The Student Council Election is your only hope. Fight, win, and change your destiny!"

Midorishita Yumina is a junior at the prestigious Jinbu Academy. Far from being a model student, Yumina skirts the precarious line between barely passing and failing hard. One day, a young man named Akashima Ayumu transfers into her class. Ayumu claims to have been sent by his father, an eccentric and possibly delusional man who ordered Ayumu to find and protect Yumina, whom he believes will one day save the universe.

Ayumu and Yumina are at odds from the moment they first meet. They bicker endlessly, day after day, until finally Yumina goes too far and starts a fight just before a critical test. Her failure dooms her to repeat the year.

But just when it seems all hope is lost, a mysterious girl named Kurokawa Kirara appears and invites Yumina to run for Student Council President.

According to Kirara, whoever wins an Election War and becomes President will have the power to change any school rule he or she likes. Realizing that this is her only hope of becoming a senior, Yumina agrees to join the race, and drags Ayumu along for the ride!

Thus begins an epic tale of love and friendship in which youthful passions run high and debates shake the foundation of the heavens.

Who will emerge victorious!?

Free trial
JAST has released a playable demo which includes the entire first chapter of the game, including story segments and combat.

Release date and availability
Yumina the Ethereal is scheduled for August 30 release (discs are currently being pressed), and is available through JAST, J-List, and RightStuf in hard copy or downloadable format for PC.

School-life OP
Sci-fi OP
Official site
Gameplay overview
Combat tutorial
Free trial (includes the entire first chapter of the game)
VNDB
User review
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 14, 2011, 03:20:11 AM
I respect someone who can own up to their mistakes.  I'm glad the affair was straightened out.

As for Ar tonelico 3...the game's been getting bad press all around.  Even in Japan, the reviews were less favorable than usual.  One possibility: the game really doesn't live up to its predecessors.  A second possibility: the transition to the PS3 has resulted in inflated expectations.  I expect the "truth" is somewhere inbetween: GUST made too many changes to the formula and ended up with a less than polished product because of it.  In addition, the game is now faced with a far more critical crowd than the previous two games met.  I see people complaining about elements in Ar tonelico 3 that were very much present in the previous 2 games.  NISA calls it "Qoga", not 3...but that's just marketing.  This game is for people who played and liked the previous 2 games.

It should come with a sign:

Here there be moe.  Otaku: Welcome back.  All others: Turn back now.

I have a feeling this game will let me down a bit.  Nonetheless, it's Ar tonelico.  As long as the core elements from the original are there, I can't not like this game.  This series was made for me.
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 14, 2011, 12:43:50 AM
I didn't read the entire thread (in fact, I only read the tail end of the argument).  I don't even post here anymore.  But I just thought I'd show up to say this: I can't believe you banned WildArms over something this silly.  Not to mention the way the RPGFan editor responded would've gotten HIM banned on any other site.  Disgraceful.  As moderators, you have a duty to not use your banning powers for selfish reasons.

I had my own issues with the review--but it looks like RPGFan doesn't value dissent.  A pity.
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How long do you play games a day? on: February 02, 2010, 09:39:54 PM
has this topic turned into anything interesting, yet?

Which only goes to show that we're more well-adjusted, responsible, and *gasp* NORMAL than expected.  Either that, or the addicts aren't responding because they're too busy playing games to waste time talking about them on teh Intarwebnet tubes.

So you're suggesting then that message board addicts are more normal than game addicts?
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How long do you play games a day? on: January 28, 2010, 10:56:06 PM

My highschool wasnt easy, but i could pass the tests without studying much in my house, just paying a lot of attention in class, as for homeworks.. i barely do them, good thing it just represents 10% of the notes. So i had a lot of free time in my house :D

And now.. in college..., well it actually depends in what are you studying (i think most of the ppl that went to college know that there are careers not as hard as others), and i know i picked the second hardest of my college (first one being phsicologist), and is telecomunications engineering.. and for a way to describe it, we a good part of what electronic and system engineeres see, with a plus of all the wireless comunications, so well, we have now around 6 classes, in high school i had 12, but hell, college is like the same multiblied by 3, and in school my mom or dad could take me, now i have to use subway and bus (i spent 1 hour to go, and 2 to get back to my house) and i spent from 7 am until 4-5 pm in the college, is like my house already (thanks god for handleds), so when im finally in my house, im tired as hell, i can barely see my ps3 shining there and besides, now i do have to study in my house :(

Well yeah, 3hrs of traveling kind of kills your day.  I lived on campus, so classes were never more than a 15min walk away.  Also, I was taking 15-16 credit hours per quarter, as I was in no rush to graduate (I entered with a significant amount of transfer credit, and since I wasn't paying the bills, there was no reason not to stay the full four years).  Also since my bills were covered, there was no need to get a side job.  As a science major I had some hard classes, but nothing too bad.  So yeah, undergraduate days were great.
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: January 27, 2010, 08:46:56 PM
Also, I'm pretty sure that the video in that link has been posted once in this thread already and probably more times in other threads.

Nope, Aksys released ANOTHER trailer with ero themes.  That makes two now, plus some bawdy press releases.

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Dincrest: Of course, the ploy backfires on someone like me.  My line of logic is "why waste money on that when I could get a pair of real eroge titles from Peach Princess or something?"

Because JAST's lineup of RPGs sucks...though Mangagamer's upcoming Koihime Musou could be interesting.  On the other hand, Japan has a ton of 18+ RPGs available (Sengoku Rance being one of the best, now fan-translated).  Still, games like Ar Tonelico and Agarest War have a certain charm to them.  Hell, Ar Tonelico 2 ranks near the top at Erogamescape, a site that compiles user metascores for visual novel-style games (18+ or otherwise).
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 27, 2010, 12:51:27 AM
Maybe if you read this review and decided the series deserves a second chance?

NOTE: I think Jeremy Parish's is most relevant to me, but Joystiq's is interesting in how someone who didn't care for the original falls in love with the new game.

I'm sort of worried about all this talk of battle system redesign and a more action-like system.  I'm not too thrilled with the prospect of a glorified Halo, albeit with a stronger focus on story...I got into the series expecting an RPG with FPS-elements, not an FPS with RPG elements.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 26, 2010, 09:39:41 PM
According to Wikipedia and every other source I could find, Resonance of Fate isn't even out yet.  Expected release date in Japan is Jan 28.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 26, 2010, 09:31:42 PM
According to the IGN review, playing the prequel deepens the experience.  If you didn't like the first game, why would you bother with this one?
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How long do you play games a day? on: January 26, 2010, 09:20:43 PM
I play around 3-5hrs a day on weekdays, and around 10hrs a day on weekends, for a total of around 30-40hrs a week I'd estimate.  Other than web surfing and message boarding, gaming is all I really do in my free time.

Back in my undergraduate days I'd play MMOs for 8-10hrs a day.  It's pretty easy to do: go to class for 3-4 hrs, do whatever work has to be done immediately (maybe 1-2hrs), then game the rest of the day.  When exams came up that would eat up the weekend or the day before, but other than that, I never had more free time than in my undergrad days.  Even high school kept me busier.  I wish I could've been an undergrad forever.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: January 15, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
I thought the Agarest War trailer was hilarious.  What's even more hilarious is people's responses: there's actually morons out there that after watching the trailer now think Agarest War is a hentai game.  Really.  Even my mother, who knows 0 about games, was able to quickly deduce that the ad was simply a marketing joke.

Its the same marketing ploy most movies use these days. Take the absolute best of the movie and stick it in a trailer to deceive people that the movie in question is higher quality than it is. After all why would anyone show you the best parts of something for free (especially given how barely watchable said trailer usually is)?

What?  I don't see how your comment applies at all to the Agarest War trailer...
30  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: January 14, 2010, 08:56:41 PM

That article presents 0 evidence showing that said commericals resulted in lost sales.  Kind of silly considering they put it in the article title.

I thought the Agarest War trailer was hilarious.  What's even more hilarious is people's responses: there's actually morons out there that after watching the trailer now think Agarest War is a hentai game.  Really.  Even my mother, who knows 0 about games, was able to quickly deduce that the ad was simply a marketing joke.
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