Posts Tagged ‘Gust’


Ar nosurge

March 20, 2014
Girls and robots, nuff said

Ion & Earthes; one pair of the two sets of main characters.

Some of you may be aware of this but Ar nosurge was released in Japan just recently. I have heard of the news of a RPG in the PS Vita Ciel no Surge series in development that would be released for the PS3 some time last year but I never had the time to followed up on that, next thing I know it was already released, heh. I’ve been particularly interested in Ciel no Surge for a very long time because it’s by Gust and from the looks of it alone clearly is the spiritual successor to the Ar Tonelico series (which I love!!!). It’s not set on the planet Ar Ciel, the Ar Tonelico world, but the whole mechanical surrounding theme is there, and song magic is still there, yeah close enough. Anyway I was never able to actually play Ciel no Surge because, well, it’s for Vita, AND I STILL DON’T HAVE A VITA ARGH. Then they announced a new entry in the series for the PS3, an RPG too (Ciel wasn’t an RPG, it’s some sim of sorts), and I was half-elated. Half because as I usually prefer to thoroughly enjoy a game – its references, cameos and all – I never really liked jumping into a series from its sequels. I guess it can’t be helped with this one. What I’m hearing is that it’s a prequel (?) to the events in Ciel no Surge? I’m not really sure about that yet.

Another point that really piqued my interest was that people are saying the battle system resembles Ar Tonelico 2. As you may have knows if you followed my review on Ar Tonelico 3 all those years ago, I’ve said that Ar Tonelico 2 had the best battle systems (IMO) in the entire series mainly because it had Ar Tonelico 1 to learn from and vastly improve from whereas they scrapped all those experiences by starting over again with an entirely new battle system in Ar Tonelico 3 (which was quite…. ‘bare’, in comparison).

I’ll be placing an order on Play-Asia later today and hope to get it within the week. ok… that’s probably impossible, maybe next week. So, out of my random busyness and having forgotten about this until yesterday, why am I suddenly so eager to buy it ASAP? Because a visit to the Ar nosurge website tells that they are giving out one free DLC of our choice for a period until the end of March. That and coupled with Play-Asia offering free shipment for it! Free shipment always seals the deal for me lol. Anyways, do check Ar nosurge out through the link below if you are interested.

Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi | Buy Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi (Japan Version) for PlayStation 3 (PS3)

The limited edition seem to be still in stock and enjoys the free shipping too but it’s way over my budget. If you are interested you can have a look at that too I guess. The box looks dang cool though, dammit =__= It also comes with music box thing that plays a tune that’s probably vital to the story. Anyway, link to it is below, video review of the music box further below.

Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi [Agent Pack] | Buy Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi [Agent Pack] (Japan Version) for PlayStation 3 (PS3)

Update: seems like free shipment only applies to the cheapest choice in their list instead of free Fedex. Perhaps that was obvious, haha…ha…sigh. Oh well, $9 for Fedex is ok I guess.


Atelier Rorona

April 24, 2009

I haven’t checked the Salburg mail magazines in my inbox for a loooooong time and when I did today I was greeted with this… the 11th Atelier! And it’s on the PS3!!

It’ll be out on the 25th of June. Looks awesome from the screenshots and PVs~ I went around and read some interesting things about its graphic engine like the backdrop being 3D but blends in like an actual painting or something like that but I have yet to see it myself since there was never an actual gameplay trailer, the only PVs so far were only slideshows.

There is the lighting bloom effect, much like Zwei 2

Looks like it has some lighting bloom effect, much like Zwei 2

However there is one problem in my mind: should I be buying this Japanese one now and enjoy this all by myself or should I wait till the NIS release like maybe in a year or two time and let my sister (or whoever else) have a chance with it as well; she did like Atelier Iris after all. However, it is also a fact that she has never touched the PS3 before since I bought it so I also have a feeling she wouldn’t care. One of the reasons why I bought Little Big Planet first before was so she won’t feel too alienated from the new machine but in the end she didn’t really bothered anyway so maybe I shouldn’t neither. I dunno, I guess I have 2 months time to dwell on this. Also, I can get 20% off for it if I pre-order it now through Amazon, that’s RM50 off, 50 freaking bucks… that’s a lot. I can have 10 good meals with 50 bucks.
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