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#1 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Well, I imagine by now you’ve likely already decided (and probably have already completed, or not, whatever game you chose :-) ), but in case you haven’t or for anyone else who comes here looking for an answer, I thought I’d provide a few links to some useful (or at least I found them to be useful) discussion on where to start with the Atelier series.

There are these 3 conversations (one, two, three) on the Atelier subreddit, all centered around which of the 4-6 Atelier games (4 on the Vita, 6 on the PS3) to start with, with the third of those wondering about which is more laid back and less restrained (since many of the games have a time limit of sorts to deal with). Obviously the standard grain of salt, your mileage may vary, and to each their own all apply here, but as I said, it helped me at least put all of the games in context with one another.

Me? Well, I bought Totori Plus on the Vita during 2014’s Golden Week sale, but only played maybe 30 minutes of it before something else got my attention. However, for some reason I impulse-bought Ayesha Plus during this most recent sale, and am about 10 hours in, and have found myself really enjoying it so far. I’m using a walkthrough on GameFAQs, but I find that it doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of the game; rather it helps mitigate any stress I might feel from the time limit. Plus my understanding is that this game is the first in the Dusk trilogy, so if it really works for me, I can seek out the other two games in the trilogy, or move over to the Arland trilogy and play those.

Anyway, hope this helps duder!

#2 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

I voted 'Other', since I didn't see Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on there. :-)

I'm 200 hours in, and don't even see the end of that rabbit hole yet!

#3 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

I just took the MH4U plunge myself, so count me in for some hunting with fellow duders please!

#4 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

I'm in the same boat with a lot of folks on this thread: after watching the QL of this yesterday, I immediately looked on PlayAsia for a PS4 copy, which they were sold out of. But! eBay had several new PS4 copies for $58 and free shipping, so in a few weeks I should be te-tu-rus-ing with the rest of ya!

PSN: mrhaydel82

#5 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Hi duders!

Name's Michael. I'll be there for all 3 days with 2 of my buddies (1 of which is another fellow duder), and this is my first PAX! Pretty psyched. Fun fact: During the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, you can see a brief cameo by Stephen King towards the final showdown with Dennis Hopper's character. Blink and you'll miss it!

I'm also down for some sort of meet up for sure.

#6 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Good luck Patrick - you will be missed dearly. But I trust that your next move will be one to watch, and I look forward to seeing what it is!

#7 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Title more or less says it all, and I guess for the most part (IMO) 'criminally overlooked' probably sums up how this game will be as far as 2014 is concerned. Which is a shame!

I'm ~25 hours in and loving it dearly (I uh, may have even ordered the soundtrack on CD from the internets), so I'd love to see at least someone on staff take a look at it (whether that means an official Quick Look or not is arguable), if only to hear their thoughts on a podcast/stream/what have you.

Oh well? I guess let this topic server as another reminder for anyone else that this game is great! And, I'd say it will likely sit somewhere in the top 3 or 5 for me as far as games of the year go.

#8 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

I'll be playing as soon as I get home (around 3PM CST). Super pumped!

Gamertag: mrhaydel82

#9 Posted by mrhaydel (40 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.

#10 Posted by mrhaydel (40 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?