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#1 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

@belegorm:

@belegorm said:

@mrhaydel said:

I'm super interested in this, but I'm wondering whether anyone here could help me decide between playing this on PC, or just getting the Vita version. 'Portability' arguments aside (I do feel like I'd be more inclined to play it on the Vita since I can theoretically do so from the comfort of wherever in the apartment), I can't quite tell what the benefits are (if any) to the PC version, other than a higher resolution.

Looking at the Steam page, it even says the PC version contains 'numerous updates previously seen only in the handheld version', so even in that regard it doesn't seem like I'd be missing much by going with the Vita version.

Thoughts?

I think it's purely based on your circumstances. I mean it would undoubtedly look better on a computer monitor than a small vita screen, but then again I played chrono trigger on a psp and enjoyed it. I don't know what benefits this PC version have; sounds like it's possibly the older PC version with any bells and whistles the portable version had. The steam release of Ys book 1 and 2 had three different soundtracks to use for the game, so maybe in this game different audio tracks might be something, or maybe more extras.

But really whatever platform most suits you now, or whatever time you see yourself having the time to play through the game. It's on sale now on steam so now could be a good time to pick it up, even if you plan on playing it later on PC.

Thanks man, that's pretty much where my mind was going, and of course, in a fit of uncontrollable instant gratification last night, I wound up getting it on the Vita. :-)

Looking forward to trailing in the sky! Or whatever.

#2 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

I'm super interested in this, but I'm wondering whether anyone here could help me decide between playing this on PC, or just getting the Vita version. 'Portability' arguments aside (I do feel like I'd be more inclined to play it on the Vita since I can theoretically do so from the comfort of wherever in the apartment), I can't quite tell what the benefits are (if any) to the PC version, other than a higher resolution.

Looking at the Steam page, it even says the PC version contains 'numerous updates previously seen only in the handheld version', so even in that regard it doesn't seem like I'd be missing much by going with the Vita version.

Thoughts?

#3 Edited by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

I think a lot of the big stuff has already been covered, but there are two semi-minor UI things that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

  • You can right click on a character's portrait on the left hand side to open their inventory screen in a separate window, meaning you can have two or more windows open at once (versus hitting 'i' and using the arrows to cycle through).
  • To make repairs on equipment go way faster, just move the 'repair hammer' to the skill bar of whoever is your blacksmith, open up one person's inventory, hit the number key associated with the hammer, and start clicking away. Cycle through all of your characters, or open up their inventories separately using the method in the point above.
    • Do the same for your identifying glass, because you can identify things from right within chests before you even put them in your inventory. Probably only needed if you're a monster and quickly save-scumming the occasional chest. Don't be a monster! I wouldn't know anything about that though, I've just heard.

Seriously though, up until I realized/thought about doing what's in the 2nd bullet point above, I thought you had to literally right click on each damaged piece of equipment, send it to my blacksmith, repair it, send it back to its owner, and then re-equip it.

#4 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

Well, FWIW, I finally got the promotion to work yesterday (Sunday).

Not super surprisingly it did get far enough in to the process on the website to where it would have shown me the download code, but the page either timed out or errored out before that could happen. However, an email showed up maybe 15-20 minutes later and that had the code in it, which redeemed just fine last night.

So, I guess patience/perseverance are key!

GLHB

#5 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

Thanks duders.

@jjor64 said:

Club Nintendo is telling me that I have already redeemed it, even though I haven't. Now I get to wait for Customer Support to fix it for me and give me my code.

This sounds like the situation I'm in, though I was hoping to just wait it out and see if I get an email tomorrow or Monday before involving Customer Support. :-|

Definitely sounds like launch day woes, and seems to be hit or miss !

#6 Edited by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

I'm up for trying this out as well! I'll add everyone on this thread so far.

My NNID: mrhaydel

#7 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

Has anyone gotten the free downloadable game promotion to work yet?

Club Nintendo's website appears to be under heavy load/having issues since Friday, so I've gotten as far as logging in, it recognizing I purchased MK8, and asking which game I want to choose. After that, it appears as if it's going to send an email with a code to download the title I chose, but the email hasn't shown up yet (not in spam either). The same page where it asked for my email address now just says 'Your reward has already been redeemed'.

I'm just wondering whether anyone else has had any better success or gotten further along in the process - assuming that my understanding of how it's meant to work is even correct! I imagine it could just be slow moving because of the MK8 launch, but who knows...

#8 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

I fully recognize that the game has only been officially out on the PC for what, 30 minutes, but since I've put 40-50 hours into the PS3 version and haven't finished my first playthrough, I found myself wondering: does anyone have any semblance of an idea of whether someone will devise a way to convert console saves over to the PC?

The only time I've even ever dealt with that was moving from the PS3 version of Skyrim over to the PC - which, surprisingly enough there was a way to get that to work, which I was grateful for.

So while it's not without total precedence (not sure how common it is to do this with other multi-platform franchises), I just thought I'd toss the question out there and see if anyone else had given it any thought, or knew of something I didn't. A shot in the dark, I know, but hey, never hurts to ask!

#9 Posted by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

Hello fellow Spelunking duders and dudettes!

My PSN id is mrhaydel82

I'll go through and try to add as many people as I can as well.

#10 Edited by mrhaydel (23 posts) -

I just completed both of the tutorial speedlists for Cop and Racer, and when it returned me to the screen where you choose between being a Cop and a Racer, and I selected Racer, it immediately started an install process (after, mind you, the one it did before the game even launched).

Which, in of itself wouldn't be terrible (though I kind of thought it might have done all the installing it needed up front), but, it started at 33% and seems to be just crawling. It's been a good 20-30 minutes, and it's only gotten to 44%. I wouldn't be surprised if this takes 2 hours or more at the rate its going.

Did everyone/anyone else run into this same thing, or did I somehow trigger an install that could have been done earlier, or something?

EDIT: FWIW, this is a digital copy of the game (not disc).

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