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Posted by Fantus1984

One of the most underrated games on the 3DS - looking forward to this new one and it is on eshop this time! :D

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Airships and crystals all day long.

Posted by Hailinel

YES YES YES

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Posted by ManlyPup

Yay, finally!

Posted by Mr_Creeper

Skipped the first one because I heard there wasn't much to it, for the price. Seems like more of the same here.

Posted by RecSpec

GOTY contender status.

Posted by HammondofTexas

Final Fantasy is the worst.

Posted by CorruptedEvil

music from Type 0 in a localized game even though it has never been released here? weird

Posted by DS23

@corruptedevil: Project Diva F has a song set in PSO2 and PJDF is out in the states while the latter...

Posted by MormonWarrior

Hmmmm I dunno looks like the exact same game with different songs. The first game was kind of a mildly fun trifle but I get more from looking up the songs I like in YouTube than playing this. I think I'll pass the second time around.

Posted by Forcen

Is there any reason for me to buy the previous one now? Are the old songs in the new one?

Edited by BasketSnake

The first game got me my single streetpass from all my ten or so games. I brought it to a games convention.

Posted by Turambar

The first game was kind of the reason I bought a 3DS.

Posted by CorruptedEvil

@ds23: Project Diva is a special case in that it is a very niche game, Final Fantasy, while not nearly as big here as it is in Japan, is still well known even to people who arent into video games.

Posted by tm24

@mr_creeper Whoever told you there wasnt much to the first one was grossly uninformed. There was a bunch of songs and this one more than doubles the song list by including everyone from the first one and adding a bunch more

Posted by Turambar

@forcen said:

Is there any reason for me to buy the previous one now? Are the old songs in the new one?

From the looks of it, they're all there, so no real reason now.

Posted by Rirse

This game is already GotY for having Mystic Quest songs AND the ability to play as Benjamin in the game.

Posted by Deathpooky

Dumped a ton of hours into the original. I could see getting this depending on how much they've added.

Posted by Mr_Creeper
@tm24 said:

@mr_creeper Whoever told you there wasnt much to the first one was grossly uninformed. There was a bunch of songs and this one more than doubles the song list by including everyone from the first one and adding a bunch more

Can't remember which reviews I read, but I could see their point at the time. I've never been big on rhythm games, so I didn't see the value in it, myself. It's great that there's a ton of music, though.

Edited by Forcen
@turambar said:

@forcen said:

Is there any reason for me to buy the previous one now? Are the old songs in the new one?

From the looks of it, they're all there, so no real reason now.

Sweet!

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

New characters and new songs, I am looking forward to this.

Edited by Turambar

@mr_creeper said:
@tm24 said:

@mr_creeper Whoever told you there wasnt much to the first one was grossly uninformed. There was a bunch of songs and this one more than doubles the song list by including everyone from the first one and adding a bunch more

Can't remember which reviews I read, but I could see their point at the time. I've never been big on rhythm games, so I didn't see the value in it, myself. It's great that there's a ton of music, though.

The down side was each song fit into one of three categories: battle, event, and field. Of the three, only battle songs had much in the way of replay as playing them on ultimate difficulty was really god damn hard. Field songs on the other hand were unfortunately obscenely easy.

Posted by FreakGirl

Loved the first one, will love this one :D Can't await getting my hands on it...

Posted by Duncecap

As a real rhythm game fan it is a shame they locked all the hard content in DLC or in the very high "chaos" section. The chaos mode had different beat maps compared to the regular version and were often harder than the ultimate versions. They were also the only beat maps that had the swipe notes that span, so you had to judge where they were going to be when they were ready to swipe.

The RPG type stuff was glossed over by most reviewers and called inconsequential but in the high end of chaos mode sometimes it was very important to build your characters skills and items in a specific way or you would be unable to do the damage required or get the speed required during the stages. Sure it wasn't the most in-depth thing but it was still extra value.

I really hope they don't force you to play everything on easy, then medium, in order to unlock the harder modes. It made me fall asleep trying to play the easy modes the first time round.

Posted by Mr_Creeper
@turambar said:

@mr_creeper said:
@tm24 said:

@mr_creeper Whoever told you there wasnt much to the first one was grossly uninformed. There was a bunch of songs and this one more than doubles the song list by including everyone from the first one and adding a bunch more

Can't remember which reviews I read, but I could see their point at the time. I've never been big on rhythm games, so I didn't see the value in it, myself. It's great that there's a ton of music, though.

The down side was each song fit into one of three categories: battle, event, and field. Of the three, only battle songs had much in the way of replay as playing them on ultimate difficulty was really god damn hard. Field songs on the other hand were unfortunately obscenely easy.

Yeah, that falls in line with what I remember them saying. Is there anything else to the game? I'd imagine you unlock characters and whatnot, but how much does that effect the gameplay?

Posted by Psychohead

Woah, is that Ramza Beoulve at 1:05? Well shit, game, you had me "hello." Here's hoping their vaunted "221 songs" are actually on the cart and not locked behind DLC again.

Edited by Locolocky

Ramza! Tactics in da house!

Posted by Turambar

@turambar said:

@mr_creeper said:
@tm24 said:

@mr_creeper Whoever told you there wasnt much to the first one was grossly uninformed. There was a bunch of songs and this one more than doubles the song list by including everyone from the first one and adding a bunch more

Can't remember which reviews I read, but I could see their point at the time. I've never been big on rhythm games, so I didn't see the value in it, myself. It's great that there's a ton of music, though.

The down side was each song fit into one of three categories: battle, event, and field. Of the three, only battle songs had much in the way of replay as playing them on ultimate difficulty was really god damn hard. Field songs on the other hand were unfortunately obscenely easy.

Yeah, that falls in line with what I remember them saying. Is there anything else to the game? I'd imagine you unlock characters and whatnot, but how much does that effect the gameplay?

Different characters have different skills which either buff you in battle stages, field stages, or are attack/healing spells. If you are simply trying to finish a stage and not much more, their impact on game play is limited with only healing spells having much of an impact.

However, if you are trying to get certain item drops by going a certain distance in a field stage or killing a certain number of enemies/bosses in battle stages (including items that helps unlock more characters), they are a much bigger deal.

Posted by Kain55

The first one is easily one of my favorite games I've played in the last few years. My excitement for this is excessively high.

Posted by UltimAXE

I'm a relatively new 3DS owner and have been eyeing the first Theatrhythm for awhile now. Guess I'll start eyeing this one instead.

Posted by Mr_Creeper
@turambar said:

Different characters have different skills which either buff you in battle stages, field stages, or are attack/healing spells. If you are simply trying to finish a stage and not much more, their impact on game play is limited with only healing spells having much of an impact.

However, if you are trying to get certain item drops by going a certain distance in a field stage or killing a certain number of enemies/bosses in battle stages (including items that helps unlock more characters), they are a much bigger deal.

You get what you put into it, it seems. Which is totally acceptable. Thanks for the info, duder.

Posted by Eribuster

Hurrah! 200+ music tracks is a crazy amount. I can't wait to get this.

Posted by RE_Player1

I remember when the guys made fun of the original when it was announced. Turned out to be one of the best 3DS games.

Posted by drac96

I played so many hours of the first one and even bought some of the DLC. This one has at least double the content and I can't wait for a release date!

Posted by shottyB

Can anyone ID the song at 0:52? .. Love that song

Posted by csl316

I really, really liked the original.

It took me a second to realize they were describing the game on the bottom, watching/playing Theatrhythm just makes me ignore things.

Posted by SpaceJamLunchbox

I, apparently, am only in to FF spin-offs. I loved the first game despite knowing almost none of the characters or songs. I just hope they do the DLC differently this time out. Buying each song for $1 was a bit much.

Posted by sunnyside_lakes

Guess I'll have to stay with Osu as I am DS-less.

Posted by Fantus1984
Posted by GunstarRed

Crazy metal version of One Winged Angel from Advent Children... I'm In!

LOVED the first game.

Posted by Nephrahim

I'm so glad this is coming. I've wanted to buy the first one, but I heard this was coming out and decided I would like it better (FF9 is my jam and I want Garnet in my party) so I was bummed they didn't announce it was coming here.