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Gadget Trial: Now in 100% more English /56k

AroducAroduc regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
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Gadget Trial is a relatively recent Advance War-ish SRPG released by Kogado, one of the (if not the) top PC strategy game companies in Japan. N-1 is also pretty intimately partnered with them and have been porting a ton of their games to the PS2 over the last couple years. And oh hey, a complete English patch was released for it (and the downloadable demo).

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As for the mechanics themselves, I'm still trying to get a good grasp on them. It's very VERY similar to Advance Wars, but as you progress, you also gain access to extra suits for each specific unit type that you can equip before the battle which alter the unit stats for that battle. There's also some kind of AT bar which I haven't fully figured out. Of course, I'm played all of one stage and was all "let's throw myself into the fire and see what happens" and that didn't turn out well at all. It's not a dating sim or the like. There's no interaction with anything outside of the battles, though like all Japanese PC games, it does like to tell a long and involved story and go on at length. Luckily, the characters are pretty funny, for being mechanical self-replicating doomcyborgs. Heck, one of their heads is blown off at the start of the first campaign battle. :P

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It also comes with a challenge mode, and a fully functional map editor, and since this is a PC game, that means you can easily share maps and the like. Yes, it's cutesy. Welcome to Japanese PC gaming. Everything is either brightly colored sprites, cute, hentai, or occasionally all three.

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Relevant Links:
Demo:
http://www.kogado.com/html/kuma/gt/download.html

English Patch:
http://yu-ri.is.moelicious.be/

If you want to buy the full game
http://www.himeyashop.com/product_info.php/products_id/4527

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    looks pretty damn sweet

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I see they have the proverbial "Tank Girl".

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    I love Major Mihakyoniichi.

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    chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    He looks like he's going to rape someone.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    He looks like he's going to rape someone.
    he has a hole in his right hand trouser pocket

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    ze swift classze swift class Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ha, this looks sweet, downloading now.

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    MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    This makes Portrait of Ruin's character artist look like fucking Rembrandt.

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    DamionDamion Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    looks like alot of fun! downloading now.


    eighty eight bucks for the full version :(

    thats really pricey. at least for my budget.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    Damion wrote:
    eighty eight bucks for the full version :(

    thats really pricey. at least for my budget.

    Welcome to the collector's market of Japanese PC games. :?

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    DamionDamion Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    Damion wrote:
    eighty eight bucks for the full version :(

    thats really pricey. at least for my budget.

    Welcome to the collector's market of Japanese PC games. :?


    I knew there was a reason I never became full blown collector of imports.


    though.... if this demo rocks as much as it seems it will. I'll be holding off on some games till next month.

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    CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Damion wrote:
    looks like alot of fun! downloading now.


    eighty eight bucks for the full version :(

    thats really pricey. at least for my budget.

    dear god, I haven't even downloaded the demo and I know I'm not buying it. I'm sorry but that is four to five times more then I was willing to pay from looking at this. Now I don't know if I still want to download the demo knowing that I am not going to get the full game.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Mumblyfish wrote:
    This makes Portrait of Ruin's character artist look like fucking Rembrandt.
    I have the opposite opinion. Want to fight about it?

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    WHY wrote:
    I see they have the proverbial "Tank Girl".
    It looks more like a blowjob tank to me.

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    What are the system requirments? Can't read Japanese, obviously.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kaseius wrote:
    I love Major Mihakyoniichi.
    I see what you did there :wink:

    Oh man, I've been playing the hell out of this game for a couple of days. I suck so goddamn bad, but it's damn fun. On 4th battle now.

    Yeager suit Nei for frontline combat + Blocking factories with Souka for the win.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    What are the system requirments? Can't read Japanese, obviously.

    Neither can I, but if you have to ask, your system can handle it. You should be able to deduce the relevant numbers from below. Japanese PC games are designed to be run on laptops and the like, not be resource devouring monsters like PC stuff.
    ▼ タイトル ガジェット トライアル
    ▼ ブランド 工画堂スタジオ
    ▼ ジャンル メカ少女戦術SLG
    ▼ 対応OS Win98SE/ME/2000/XP
    ▼ メディア DVD-ROM
    ▼ 定価 税込\8,800(税抜\8,381)
    ▼ 発売日 2006/06/23
    ▼ 必要メモリ容量 / 推奨 256 MB
    ▼ 解像度 / 色数 800*600・ハイカラー
    ▼ DirectX 7.0以上

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    ▼ DirectX 7.0以上
    says it all, DX 7, pretty much anything today should run it.

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ah, I got it. They fuse with the units. Makes sense now. That Battleship looks hella cool.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    Suriko wrote:
    Kaseius wrote:
    I love Major Mihakyoniichi.
    I see what you did there :wink:

    Oh man, I've been playing the hell out of this game for a couple of days. I suck so goddamn bad, but it's damn fun. On 4th battle now.

    Yeager suit Nei for frontline combat + Blocking factories with Souka for the win.

    I dunno, I'm kind of a fan of the Western suit just for her sukushii qualities. :winky:

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    Also, I did a double take for Izen's little "Watashi wa heitai, heitai yahoo!" chant ("I am a soldier, a soldier, yahoo!"). See if you can guess what I misheard it as. :P Shouldn't be hard.

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    KrizKriz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    it just wouldn't be an Aroduc thread without heavily-armed lolis.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Either I haven't found a zoom function, or the graphics are tiny on my 1268x1024 screen. I've been playing the game using an Advance Wars mentaility, but capturing buildings seems hit or miss. Or maybe it's done only on factories. I dunno.

    I do like the story sections though (y)

    [edit] I'm being retarded - there's a fullscreen function :oops:

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The way building capturing works is you have to have Aizen stand on a factory/city/town, and then when that unit's turn comes up, it will begin to capture the town and a bar will appear under that town. Just leave the unit on there and it will capture on its own.

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    AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kaseius wrote:
    The way building capturing works is you have to have Aizen stand on a factory/city/town, and then when that unit's turn comes up, it will begin to capture the town and a bar will appear under that town. Just leave the unit on there and it will capture on its own.

    Oh jesus christ.

    I forgot that only infantry in AW could cap buildings too D: Would help if they had some capturing animation to go along with the process...

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    I dunno, I'm kind of a fan of the Western suit just for her sukushii qualities. :winky:
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    :winky:

    Also, damn mission 4 to hell. Enemy keeps spamming tanks and bombers, which rape me to no end D:

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    core tacticcore tactic Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Suriko wrote:
    Aroduc wrote:
    I dunno, I'm kind of a fan of the Western suit just for her sukushii qualities. :winky:
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    :winky:
    This is like the official 4chan game or something.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    This is like the official 4chan game or something.
    The main character is Kyon v1.2 and the female cast is made up of two lolis, a rei clone/quiet type, a MILF and an adolescent blonde.

    You have a good point.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    Airan wrote:
    Kaseius wrote:
    The way building capturing works is you have to have Aizen stand on a factory/city/town, and then when that unit's turn comes up, it will begin to capture the town and a bar will appear under that town. Just leave the unit on there and it will capture on its own.

    Oh jesus christ.

    I forgot that only infantry in AW could cap buildings too D: Would help if they had some capturing animation to go along with the process...

    They have the bar thing, and Izen tells you when she's done capturing. It's probably something explained in the manual. That's one of the fun things about playing these games, you have no fucking idea what's going on and get to learn everything on your own. :P

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Suriko wrote:
    This is like the official 4chan game or something.
    The main character is Kyon v1.2 and the female cast is made up of two lolis, a rei clone/quiet type, a MILF and an adolescent blonde.

    You have a good point.
    Mihakyoniichi~ <3<3<3

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    Also, I did a double take for Izen's little "Watashi wa heitai, heitai yahoo!" chant ("I am a soldier, a soldier, yahoo!"). See if you can guess what I misheard it as. :P Shouldn't be hard.
    "I am a pervert, a pervert, yahoo!" ?

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    Also, I did a double take for Izen's little "Watashi wa heitai, heitai yahoo!" chant ("I am a soldier, a soldier, yahoo!"). See if you can guess what I misheard it as. :P Shouldn't be hard.
    "I am a pervert, a pervert, yahoo!" ?

    Maaaaaaaaybe.

    Also, I'm not entirely certain what I did right, but I laid waste to the third stage.

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    I think it was realizing that the two close cities would be a battlefield and setting up artillery to wreck bloody havoc on them while creating the bottleneck from hell over in the SE while I could fortify my conquests. They only went after the NW compound once, and that was (accidently) taken care of by flying Souka over and ending up next to a nearly dead transport heli. Almost every death there was infantry or scouts in the bottleneck, plus one artillery. Didn't lose a single tank. It was still all mostly accidental though. :P

    Also, the powerup units get after 5 kills is absurd. That beginning Souka unit I had was one-shotting their helis at the end. I can only imagine what Yu-Ri could do to them. Deliciousness.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I find Yu-ri kind of worthless. I mean, if you completely block off a path between her and the enemy, it works out, but that has never happened.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    Kaseius wrote:
    I find Yu-ri kind of worthless. I mean, if you completely block off a path between her and the enemy, it works out, but that has never happened.

    She's a tankbuster, or the bottleneck punisher. Just keep her hidden, take out scouts so she stays hidden, and then use infantry to lure the little darlings into her range. And if you've got multiple ones, spread them out so a rogue tank can't just run in and be next to two of them and thus, manage to take them both down.

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So this is advance wars with loli?

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    PataPata Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kriz wrote:
    it just wouldn't be an Aroduc thread without heavily-armed lolis.

    Either you sig this Aroduc or so help me I will.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kriz wrote:
    it just wouldn't be an Aroduc thread without heavily-armed lolis.

    Either you sig this Aroduc or so help me I will.

    As will I.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So this is advance wars with loli?
    Nyoro~n

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited January 2007
    yalborap wrote:
    Kriz wrote:
    it just wouldn't be an Aroduc thread without heavily-armed lolis.

    Either you sig this Aroduc or so help me I will.

    As will I.

    Not better than my sprite harem so tough beans.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Aroduc wrote:
    yalborap wrote:
    Kriz wrote:
    it just wouldn't be an Aroduc thread without heavily-armed lolis.

    Either you sig this Aroduc or so help me I will.

    As will I.

    Not better than my sprite harem so tough beans.

    Well in it goes, sir!

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    WHY wrote:
    So this is advance wars with loli?
    Nyoro~n
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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kaseius wrote:
    WHY wrote:
    So this is advance wars with loli?
    Nyoro~n
    mg]
    Oh god, I've been wanting an explanation for that particular meme for a while now.

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