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« Reply #165 on: November 25, 2014, 02:40:08 PM »

I love MK1, but I didn't like MK2 as much.  While MK1 hit a nice balance between silly fun and drama, MK2 went the more NIS route and went a tad bit too far in the humor direction.  That and the villains were absolutely abysmal.

That being said, it's still incredibly fun.  The battle system alone might make it worth a playthrough.
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« Reply #166 on: November 25, 2014, 03:22:11 PM »

I think MK1 is on my "next game" list.
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« Reply #167 on: November 25, 2014, 04:59:31 PM »

You really should play it Dice.  The battle system is really fast-paced and super fun and the music is great.  The characters are completely hammy and over-the-top, though it's entirely intentional, so I can see that not appealing to some.
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« Reply #168 on: November 25, 2014, 04:59:58 PM »

I adore Mana Khemia 1.

I played a bit of 2 but I wasn't feeling it as much. I still intend to go back and finish it one day though.
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« Reply #169 on: November 25, 2014, 05:15:43 PM »

Between the push from both Mongoosey and Cy, I think I will. :)
Eugh, we're doing secret santa at work, I should post a note saying : WHOEVER GOT ME, GIMME $20 PSN CARD (even though budget is between $30-$50)

btw Cyril did you end up ordering the Escha figure??  It looks so pretty, but I'm kinda scared given what I've heard.
I got a "decent quality" Kotobukiya figure that I'm still happy with, so hopefully the end product isn't too bad.

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« Reply #170 on: November 25, 2014, 05:24:44 PM »

I did, mostly because I'm just a GUST collector and can't say no, even to a bad paintjob.  I really should have gotten her secondhand if I didn't want to sound like a huge hypocrite.

Here's one of Griffon's previous attempts at the color transition and hence why I'm worried about Escha's sleeves.
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« Reply #171 on: November 25, 2014, 05:33:13 PM »

Oof that's a nasty attempt at colour gradient.  :/
Hopefully we don't regret it. x)

Worst case, I'll commission that guy who repaints dolls:
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« Reply #172 on: November 26, 2014, 05:46:51 AM »

I know the game is old but recently I decided to get Mana Khemia from the PS store fro the Vita. I knew beforehand the port didn't run well on the PSP but I read somewhere it ran pretty good on the Vita and I can confirm it does.
It does take a while the get used to the muddy backgrounds but the game is great. It starts slow but the characters, the battle, the level up system, the alchemy, it all works so well and they all make the game so much fun.

I became a fan of the Atelier series during the PS3 era so I didn't play any of the previous ones. I didn't have much expectations for this game but I can safely say it surpassed them already and I'm only about 12 hours in.
If anyone here is like me and started playing the Atelier series recently and didn't play the old games, I can already recommend this game. From what I've seen playing it on a PS2 should be much better since it has better visual, loadings (although the Vita loads it instantly) and dual audio which the PSP version doesn't have.

I bought this game while waiting for my copy of Escha & Logy to arrive from mail and now it is still closed while I play this game.

So, anyone else have played this or the sequel, Mana Khemia 2?
Mana Khemia is one of my favorite games from Gust (and probably somewhere in my top 20 games). The characters and plot are great in MK. MK2....it isn't bad, but it is nowhere near as good as MK. In addition to MK2 having more annoying characters overall, the two major plots in it were forgettable (literally as I can't remember how they ended despite still remembering the major plot ending and most of the character endings from MK1).
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« Reply #173 on: November 27, 2014, 01:23:05 AM »

Is anyone planning on getting Ayesha Plus even though they have the PS3 version? I would like to but I cannot justify spending money on a game I already have that have just a few new additions. I might pick it up on a sale. Atelier Shellie however is a game I really want.
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