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[Let's Play] Magic Knight Rayearth [Part 8: The Rock of Cefiro]

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentChantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
edited April 2011 in Games and Technology
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Magic Knight Rayearth is based on a fairly popular anime and manga by the team known as CLAMP.

Like many animes of the time, it had a game based on it.

Unlike many, this one got a US release.

It also became the very last game ever released for the Saturn in the US.

This game took Working Designs so long to localize that it almost didn't make it to release at all.

Fortunately, it finally did; long after retailers stopped caring about the Saturn.


Almost no one carried it, and even fewer people know the game exists.

So, we're going to fix that!

Part 8

Part 7

Part 6

Part 5

Part 4

Part 3

Part 2

Part 1

Prologue

Like (almost) every LP I do, this will be screenshot.

I have played this before, but it was a LONG time ago. (Re: At Launch)


The animated opening, if you prefer.
(Warning: hilariously awful lyrics!)
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Cefiro, a land of endless green,

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bountiful forests,

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and color-haired schoolgirls.

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Wait, what?

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MKR is a tale of a displaced trio of young girls who become caught up in an epic magical struggle to save a foreign land.

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Or something like that.

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To name a few, we'll encounter mystic wizards,

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cuddly mascots,

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alluring enchantresses,

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and a pretty boy or two.

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Also, some evil people,

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an even more evil lord,

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And of course, a damsel in distress.

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Rah rah.

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Fight the power.

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With magic and steel in hand.

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First update coming soon.

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Shall we begin?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Is this some sort of schoolgirl dating sim or something.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It says Action RPG in bright shiny gold letters, Primus.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh, sure, "action".

    (Is this game 2D or 3D or what?)

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It's an isometric action RPG. It's a Zelda clone. And a pretty good one, if I may say so.

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  • DartboyDartboy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I love that period of PS1/Saturn/N64 games where they felt the need to prominently display the genre of game on the covers. Because clearly you couldn't look at the back of the box to see what it was. Though it was mainly just for Simulation/RPGs, which I guess made it even more pointless because at that point you probably already knew what it was.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Wow. This got a US release? Shocking.

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    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
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    Hey, we haven't even started yet.


    Part 1 will go up tomorrow at some point.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Part 1: The Tokyo Tower Trinity

    In advance, I know these images are a little ugly on the presentational side.

    I'm using a somewhat rough method. It could have been worse.
    Somewhere in a far off land.

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    The time has come... The Magic Knights must be summoned.

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    A tower here,

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    and a tower there.

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    Tokyo Tower, that is.

    It is here that a young redhead will begin a journey to save the entire universe.

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    Or attend a class field trip, one of the two.

    For now, all our supposed heroine can do is talk to the locals.

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    You think?

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    Stop drawing attention to me, you little red-haired freak!
    I'm with store security! We've had reports of that
    clerk over there hassling customers!


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    I'm afraid of heights. Tomorrow, I may even go up to the second floor!

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    This is an express elevator that will take you straight to the observation deck.

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    How'd you get separated from the tour group?

    Introductory Phase!

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    Hikaru Shidoh, Age 14. A young girl from Tokyo.

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    Maybe next time.

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    Nooo... that would be too smart. My life is such a depressing mess.

    Nothing but drama on the first floor.

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    How about the second?

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    You don't say.

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    We played with rocks and sticks all day and we liked it. LOVED IT!

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    Well good for you!

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    Man, these are ancient. What's this game with the yellow pie and white dots?


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    It's just before her time.

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    There's no money for a ticket, anyway...

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    ...OH! Uh, you didn't hear what I just said, did you?
    If you did, it might mean my job.
    The creeps who run this place want us to wear a happy, smiley face at all times.
    Let's see THEM happy and smiley when they're bloated and crampy!



    Moving along!

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    Time to hit the deck.

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    Mostly more students and their griping.

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    And some sight-seeing.

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    It's colorful!

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    Isn't she sweet?

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    I'll be sure to tell if you if I-... *CRACK*

    Shoot.


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    Like you're ones to talk!

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    If he comes over here and talks to me, I'm absolutely gonna DIE!

    Never mind them.

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    Umi Ryuzaki, Age 14; a girl of noble up bringing, from an upstanding private school.

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    Fuu Hououji, Age 14; a reclusive bookworm from yet another school.

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    This cute little mutt is my very naughty dog.
    I have to catch him before he causes any trouble!


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    Wait! I'll help you!


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    (Chase ensues)

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    I'm so sorry! I don't know what's gotten into him!

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    And then, suddenly...

    Cutscene!

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    Dang random solar flares.
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    Or mystic goddesses, same thing.

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    Magic Knights! I summon thee!

    And, just like that...

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    The tower goes bye-bye.

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    Not in [strike]Kansas[/strike] Japan anymore.

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    Meanwhile...



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    Not ominous at all!

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    It appears the Magic Knights have been summoned from beyond the barrier.

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    And so the legend becomes an embarrassing reality.

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    What can they hope to accomplish using these children?

    Even if they manage to release Emerald, their power is of little consequence.


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    Quite true, my liege.

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    Of course, we must watch them closely to minimize any chance for... surprises.

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    As you wish...



    Elsewhere...



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    Since we're all conscious of what's happening, I think we can rule out dreaming...

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    It was a figure of speech!
    But whatever. We have to find out what happened! What is this strange place?


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    It appears we've been blown out of our world and into another!

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    As we were falling, I saw a floating mountain and a volcano in the distance!

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    I noticed that too, though I decided I might be hallucinating.

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    What!?

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    Admittedly, this is a trying circumstance, but we can at least stay civil!
    Introductions seem like a natural starting point.

    Then we can put our heads together and get out of here!


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    Count me in!

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    Then I guess I have no choice. Count me in, too.


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    My mother said I blew in on a breeze, so she named me Fuu; which means wind!

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    My friends call me Umi. I'm fourteen, in the eighth grade.

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    What a coincidence! I'm fourteen, too! I'm Hikaru!

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    You're the same age as me? You look like you're in elementary school!

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    I must admit that I had the very same impression of you!

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    Oh, honestly. I, quite obviously, am substantially more mature than you, Fuu.

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    Emerald must have made some mistake. You can't be the legendary Magic Knights.

    You're just a group of children.



    Next Time: The Great Sage

    Also, actual gameplay; promise.

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  • DartboyDartboy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
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    Umi Ryuzaki, Age 14; a girl of noble up bringing, from an upstanding private school.

    And apparently, she is a Twilight.


    Also, interesting to note the regular schoolgirl has a health bar. Good to know she could survive getting stabbed in the face a couple times, I guess.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I regret not finding a copy of this back in the day. Not that I had any context for wanting it when it came out. CLAMP works weren't exactly high profile back then.

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  • stfuadstfuad Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, man. Back when I was... 17-18? I remember buying this from one of my friends on Hotline. Still have it in a box somewhere, along with some other RPG that had bunny girls. Almost feel the need to dust off the Saturn again.

    Ah! Albert's Odyssey. Good times...

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I've been reinspired, and despite how buggy my screencap method is, I'll press on as long as this game lets me.

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    Stay tuned, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. Part 2 on the way.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This came out SO much longer than I expected.

    Hope it makes up for the wait.


    Part 2: Swords, Sorcery, Mascots
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    I have lived on this world for 745 years.

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    WHAT?!

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    But, who are you?

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    I am Clef. The high priest of Cefiro, and your guard in this realm.
    Until you reach the end of your journey together, you can not return home.



    Meanwhile...



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    Your impudence reveals your age. Master Zagat knows all.

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    The ones Emerald has summoned from beyond the barrier are merely children.
    But now that Clef is guiding them, there may be more cause for concern.


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    That meddlesome priest is the fly in our ointment.

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    The question is, how do we remove him?

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    Alcione.

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    Yes, Master Zagat.

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    The time has come for a little... child abuse.

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    My pleasure, Zagat.

    Elsewhere!


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    You have been summoned to fulfill your destiny, and save us.

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    When Emerald was free, this land knew nothing of danger and suffering.

    All Cefiro lived in peace and harmony, fearing nothing.
    But now this world reels as a dark chaos engulfs us, threatening to consume our very souls.
    Mutant beasts of unthinkable savagery have consumed our world with fear.


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    All of this came about simply because a princess was taken from you?

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    Yes! Emerald was the cornerstone of all Cefiro.
    She alone held the power to keep it in balance.
    You see, in our world, simple thought is the most powerful kind of magic.
    And a soul pure in thought can wield more power than the most insidious of evils.
    Princess Emerald held this world together quite literally with her prayers.


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    Then someone went and took her away?

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    And why would anyone want to imprison her?

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    Zagat, her most trusted aide, has turned this black deed!
    His lust for power has forced him to bind the princess and bind her in darkness.


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    It all sounds so very barbaric. How could it be true?

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    And besides, what relevance does this have to us? We're not of this world.

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    Our best knights, soldiers, and magicians have tried and failed to defeat Zagat.
    The people of Cefiro simply can not challenge the power of his thought successfully.


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    Hey! Hold on a minute! What makes you think you can speak for the rest of us,
    princess?


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    It is by Emerald's wish that you have been called to this land.
    Only by claiming your destiny as Magic Knights can her wish be fulfilled.
    ...and only when that happens will the way home be open to you.


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    So in a nutshell, we have no choice. To get home, we must save Cefiro.

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    Your destiny is to become Magic Knights and to revive the Machines.

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    Machines...?

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    (Oh, who am I kidding...)

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    You must have known that, Clef! There's no way that we could wield magic!

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    I had hoped that you would have at least some magic ability, but no matter.
    Magic Transmission now!


    (Henshin sequence go!)
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    What a rush! I've never felt anything like that! What was it?

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    I tried to give you some of my magic. But it seems that, instead,
    magic has chosen you. Hikaru, close your eyes and feel the power.
    Can you sense it? The strength swelling within your very soul?


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    That's right. You experience the wellspring of your magic.

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    It appears that Zagat's forces have caught up with us.

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    Summon Griffon!

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    But what are you gonna do?

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    I shall stop them from following you! Now go!

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    That's insane!

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    There is no time to argue! Go!!
    Look for the Machines! Volcano, Sea, and Sky... the Machines are there.


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    Go east! Presea is there, within the forest of silence!
    Obtain weapons from her and join Mokona!


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    You always were a weak minded follower, Alcione.
    Your alignment with evil disappoints, but does not surprise me.


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    And yet I remain grateful to you, dear Clef.
    With the magic you taught me to master, I can now do things like THIS!


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    I would expect no less a fight from the greatest magician in Cefiro!

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    I taught you the secrets of my magic to protect Emerald!
    Now you spit in my face by turning the knowledge I taught you to the service of evil!


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    Ah yes, the Clef I still remember vividly. Pure to the last.
    "But how will she defeat me if I taught her," you ask? Simple! I just call on Zagat!


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    As you wish, Alcione.

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    Noo!

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    Ha! Those sniveling Magic Knight wannabes are as good as mine now!

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    There can be no Magic Knights, and the Machines will remain sealed forever!
    I pray they are strong enough, for soon this stone will overtake me...
    And the real enemy is much stronger than Alcione...


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    C'mon, Fuu! Didn't you see the power he had? Of course he's all right!
    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he's already ahead of us at the Forest of Silence!


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    Summon Ice Daggers!

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    That is the most adorable show of courage I've yet witnessed!
    I, dear child, am Alcione.


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    You! What have you done with Clef?

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    Oh, I hope he's all right...

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    Clef is fine. He's far too stubborn to fall to someone as lame as this.

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    Ah, such brave words in the face of impending doom.
    Don't delude yourselves. Your little guardian is solid stone by now, kiddies.


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    Liar! I won't believe it!

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    No way! How can that be possible?

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    Don't worry your pretty little air-filled heads! His time has come, and so has yours!
    Ta-ta, little ones! With you dies the legend of the Magic Knights!


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    Fire Arrow BLAST!

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    WHAT!?

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    AAHHH!


    One painful fall later...


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    I don't believe it, Hikaru! You did it! You really did it!

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    That must have been the magic Clef was talking about!

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    Magic... yes! Yes! That was my... my magic!

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    Speaking of Clef, what're we going to do now? He's been immobilized!

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    I won't believe it until I see it myself! We must go back!

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    Isn't that rather... dangerous?

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    We can't leave him back there if he's in trouble! What kind of person would suggest that?

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    Please, try to stay calm. Raised voices won't solve our problem.
    Hikaru, if we go back and find he is stone, we don't have the means to reverse the spell.
    Besides, don't you remember that Clef told us to save Cefiro at all costs?


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    That's right! Going back now would play right into the hands of those wishing to stop us!
    To save Cefiro, we must follow Clef's instructions and move forward at any cost!


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    I know... you're right. We have to press on.

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    If I remember right, Clef's instructions were that we should head east.
    Yes, I'm sure of it now. He said to head east in the Forest of Silence to meet Presea.


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    Wait a minute. I wonder if this could be the Forest of Silence?

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    And finally, free movement with the trio.

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    Basically, you can switch between the three players at will.
    L & R switch between Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu.

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    Each has different attacks and magic, but that comes later. For now, you just get different portraits.

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    Doesn't take long to arrive.

    For some reason, this area was extremely glitchy. Apologies!

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    It seems as if no one is at home right now.

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    Perhaps this isn't even Presea's house!

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    Did you see that!? The door just... opened!

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    What kind of person leaves their door unlocked? It's not safe...

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    Well, let's not waste time just thinking about it!

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    You mean, just go into the house? Isn't that bad manners?

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    Okay, fine. YOU stay out here with the manners and the monsters, and WE'LL go in.


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    Nice weapon area, but we can't get anything yet.

    Well, we do get to look around a bit, which is always fun.

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    Each of the three make different observations. Frequently hilarious ones, depending on the character.

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    After some more wandering, we find a nice bedroom.

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    And... something.

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    Uhh... Presea? Is that you?

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    We've been sent here by Clef...


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    Kill it! You've got to kill it!

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    They just freak out.

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    Could it be?

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    Moths to the flame.

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    Now that I've caught you, the expense of this cage seems suddenly worthwhile!

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    Why do you call us thieves!? Didn't you hear? Clef sent us!

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    Lies! Simply the lies of a bumbling thief! You can't fool me, criminal!
    The only time is now I shall have a terrible time choosing how to punish you...


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    Punish us!?

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    Yes, punishment! Is that unexpected, thief!?

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    Weren't you listening!? We're NOT thieves! Clef sent us to save your stinking world!


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    Mokona, mascot extraordinaire.

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    Now that I get a good look at you, you're not that scary after all!

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    I know this all must be a terrible misunderstanding!
    I mean, we did come in without permission and you have a right to be angry...


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    But we're not thieves! In fact, now that I think about it,
    the door opened by itself! We just walked inside!


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    Uh... we're not thieves?

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    No! After that!

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    I said the door opened by itself! And yes, it was quite rude of us
    to come in uninvited, but we did call for you repeatedly.


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    That door was held with a lock enchanted by High Priest Clef!
    It can not be opened!
    But... if it opened for you... then you must be Magic Knights!


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    No, my name is Hikaru.

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    I'm Umi.

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    ...and I'm Fuu.

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    We were sent here by Clef to find Presea.

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    Then it finally begins... the legendary battle comes swiftly.

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    Magic Knights, it is my duty to welcome you here.

    By the way, my name is Presea.

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    I'm a senior commander here at Cefiro.


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    Mokona is so happy that you have finally come!

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    Mokona? THIS is the Mokona we're looking for?

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    Please don't be offended. We received very limited instructions from Clef.
    He told us to seek out Presea to receive weapons and join Mokona. That was all.


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    Well, it seems that you have succeeded. Now then, follow me.


    First, some commentary on the surroundings. This is always worth doing.

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    But what do the others think?

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    Presea, tsk tsk.

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    Seems not.

    Okay, back on track now.

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    Presea, did you really make ALL of these weapons?

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    Yes, I crafted each one of them myself. And now the time has come for you to choose one.

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    It's incredibly generous of you to give us these marvelous weapons for free!

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    Perhaps Clef assumed we would expect to pay for fine weapons such as these.

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    Relax. Payment is not what I want from you.

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    You may take any weapon you desire, but ownership remains with me.
    A... loan, if you wish. All the weapons I make are for my use alone.
    Likewise, your weapons will be made solely for your use.


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    But, did you just say that we should pick from these weapons?
    I don't under-..


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    To reach Eterna, you must have SOME weapons.
    Until yours are ready, you may use mine.


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    Eterna?

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    Never fear. I shall make you the best weapons Cefiro has ever witnessed!
    All YOU must do is fight your way to Eterna and gather the materials needed to make them.


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    FIGHT?

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    That's right, Fuu. I'm glad you understand. Now go to Eterna and bring back lots of Escudo.

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    Escudo??

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    In the world of Cefiro, Escudo is the only material suitable for Aura Weapons.
    Weapons crafted from Escudo will increase in power and ability along with their owner.


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    Fantastic! That means you don't have to find stronger weapons, doesn't it?

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    Yes, but the reverse is also true! If you don't become stronger, neither will the weapon!

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    You mean our physical strength, correct? I don't think I have another growth spurt left...

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    Correct. And, Escudo Weapons are required to revive the Machines.

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    "Machines"... Clef also spoke of this. What exactly are the Machines?

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    I do not know the details of their inner workings, but they are immense, and hold great power. But that is getting ahead of the task at hand. First, you must bring Escudo.
    To reach Eterna, you must pass through the Forest of Silence, where magic has no effect.
    Weapons will be your only defense, so choose amongst these wisely.


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    So... you're saying that the forest is populated with slimy, gross monsters?


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    (Presea is awesome, in case you haven't gathered by now.)

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    Few? How few?

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    I'm not sure, exactly. Many warriors have left for Eterna, but none have returned.

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    WHAT!?

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    And that is precisely why I have urged you to TAKE A WEAPON!
    Now that you know the danger, I know you will choose it very carefully.
    Call out with your heart and a magical weapon will be drawn to you.


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    Color coordinated!

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    I'm a member of the archery club at school!

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    And I practice Kendo, the art of fighting with swords made of bamboo..

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    Likewise, I am chief of the fencing club.
    It seems the right weapons 'chose' us, in some magical way. How weird...


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    Not "weird". Destiny.

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    Well then, our destiny awaits. How do we get to Eterna, again?

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    Mokona will travel with you and keep you from straying.


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    D'aww.

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    Wait, what?

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    O_o

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    You have accomplished the first part of your journey. Mokona is now in your party.

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    The most important command to remember is "illustrated diary writing"!

    O_o.

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    Use it often and you will have many wonderful memories of your adventures!

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    See you later, kids!


    Riiiight...

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    For that enlightening fourth-wall breaker!

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    No thanks are necessary. Just bring back the Escudo as soon as you can!

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    It sounds like a daunting task, but we'll do our best on this adventure.

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    I just hope we're alive to tell our story when it's done...

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    What kind of parting comment is that!? Do you want to jinx the whole thing!?

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    Well, it's a mysterious forest after all. Which way do we go now?

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    Whatever way we can! Let's go!



    Fair enough!

    Next Time: Chivalry Cuts Both Ways

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  • TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Does the game keep this relatively light tone for its entirety?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    For a while, but not entirely. It gets pretty serious near the end.

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  • SpaceDrakeSpaceDrake Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, it'll stay light for most of the game, I suspect, but if the ending to the game is anything like the ending to the manga, it's gonna take a sharp turn for the unexpected toward the end. And I do mean unexpected, it's a fantastic twist. Don't spoil yourself on it.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh man, I hope I'm not the only one who came in here thinking this was gonna' be the SNES RPG. Shit was...well, forgettable, really, as now that I think about it I can only remember the faintest of details.

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  • jedikuonjijedikuonji Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Sweet!

    Always wanted to get this and play it, but it's almost always going for $80+ on ebay and I don't have that kind of money for an older game.

    I look forward to updates.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ditto, eager to see this unfold.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Huh, this actually looks like the best translated WD game. I've not seen any pop culture references or anything yet!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This is really funny so far, CJ.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    elliotw2 wrote: »
    Huh, this actually looks like the best translated WD game. I've not seen any pop culture references or anything yet!

    They kept themselves pretty toned back for MKR. Though it has a couple in the Tokyo Tower sequence.


    Also, might not be an update till later in the week. I'll shoot for something on Thursday maybe.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited September 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    elliotw2 wrote: »
    Huh, this actually looks like the best translated WD game. I've not seen any pop culture references or anything yet!

    They kept themselves pretty toned back for MKR. Though it has a couple in the Tokyo Tower sequence.


    Also, might not be an update till later in the week. I'll shoot for something on Thursday maybe.

    I guess it helps that this is a licensed game, and not some unknown Falcom game or whoever it was that made Lunar

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    GameArts.


    Also, few fun facts about MKR's development(from the instruction book translation notes):

    -The opening song was completely rerecorded because they couldn't get the rights to the anime version. It uses the same instrumentation and vocal style, but totally new lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTeroZquiCE

    ^Vastly superior original.


    -Working Designs created that logo from scratch for the same reason. And then it got copied for later anime releases. Irony!


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    -The diary entries(more on these later!) are fully voice acted in the US version. An exclusive.

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  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hee! That *is* a neat logo, though.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Part 3 is on the way.

    In the meantime, remember those diary entries?

    We'll be using them to recap!


    The story so far!



    Hikaru Perspective

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    Umi Perspective

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    Fuu Perspective

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    Yes, these are fully voice acted. Reading them will have to suffice, but use your imaginations.

    Part 3 coming within a little while.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Part 3: Hopeless Romantics
    So off into the Forest of Silence we go.

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    Hikaru's in the lead, and she attacks with a swinging sword. Shortest range, highest damage.
    The forest's aptly named. No access to magic yet. Area's kind of glitchy as well, apologies.

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    Umi uses a fencing style, piercing blade, medium damage.

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    Fuu's arrows have the longest range, weakest damage.

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    Mostly mazes and bugs.

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    Lots of wandering.

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    Progress! You can see unconscious Hikaru in the back, I was careless.
    She's not dead, just incapacitated. Game over happens if all three get knocked out.


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    Audrey here's a bit too powerful for our trio, though.

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    Looks like help is on the way.

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    So much for that.

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    Obligatory bishounen, coming right up!

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    Look! Over there!

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    The only ones prettier than the girls in these shows are the boys.

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    What do you know. Just girls.

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    Anyway! I, the magnificent Ferio, saved your life!
    Why are you so ungrateful?


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    I don't mean to seem ungrateful. I apologize... My name is Fuu.

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    My name is Umi.

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    And I am Hikaru.

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    This is the Forest of Silence. Magic can not be used here.
    What's worse, the place is crawlin' with monsters.

    If your sword skills are not up to snuff, comin' here is an easy way to get your sweet selves killed!



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    Are you implying that we're sissies?

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    I don't know what a sissy is, but I'm saying you all need help.

    Big, beefy, hunter hunk-type help. Like myself.

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    What do you think? You've seen my skill with a sword, and I know this forest like the back of my hand.


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    Do you work cheap? Well, actually, I mean to say, do you work FREE?
    You see, we, uh... don't have any money.


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    All I ask in exchange for my services is food. I haven't eaten in weeks.

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    Food? Is that it? We can do that! Mokona will supply you with all that you ask for!



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    Wait a minute, Hikaru! How can you be so careless with this stranger?

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    For all we know, Ferio could have ties to Zagat! Have you even considered that?

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    If that were the case, why would he save us?

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    It could be a trap to try and get us to trust him. I saw that in a movie once...


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    But if we let him travel along with us, we have a chance of getting out of here alive...

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    So if you don't mind, we'll be on our way now.
    Besides, we generally don't trust 'hunters' hiding near monster nests!


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    So you lied to us?

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    Listen, sister, I'm more of a swordsman, but 'hunter' is not a stretch!
    Never mind... have you heard of a man called Zagat?
    He's said to have kidnapped Princess Emerald.
    I've been pursuing him up until recently, when I was nearly captured.
    I found my way into this forest, and now I can't seem to find my way out.


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    Now do you see, Fuu? Maybe we should ask for his help after all...

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    Yeah, but he's such a LOSER! I mean, he's lost, for heaven's sake!

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    He DID say he knew this forest, and now he admits he's lost too!
    First you tell us a blatant lie, now you expect us to take you at your word?


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    If you insist!

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    But that doesn't mean I can't trail you lovely ladies on my own!

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    Huh?

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    WhatEVER.

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    I'm getting a headache...


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    So back on the grind, mostly mazes from here on out.

    And no, Ferio is of no help whatsoever.

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    This is where you can check diary updates. They update after major story events,
    and can be viewed at anytime. Saving is also done here.

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    And even though he's petrified, Clef still gives advice!

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    Ferio...?

    !!!

    Ah, I don't know of that person...


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    You seem to know more than you're letting on...

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    I don't trust him. He seems to be quiet unreliable.

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    Fuu, you absolutely must trust him if you are to survive the terrors of the forest!


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    Finally, stuff!

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    You need to find every single one of these to unlock something special.

    I never succeeded. I will try.

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    This is useless for now.

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    Two down!

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    Eventually, it shows the way.

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    HP updates!

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    Hikaru's our main girl, so I'm making her into a tank.

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    MP boost for Fuu, since she'll be vital for magic use.

    Except someone's getting impatient.

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    Your sarcasm's not going to help us any. Maybe Mokona knows the way through...

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    princess

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    Maybe you should've thought of that before you got us lost in this stinkin' forest!

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    Hikaru! And you, hush up. It's bad enough you're following us around against our will.

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    An immense request for someone so... feral!

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    Hey, I think that was some kind of insult! No need to get hostile!
    But... okay, I'll be quiet, at least until we get out of this stinkin' jungle.


    After more wandering still...
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    Dead end.

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    All this walking around is killing my heels. Could this day possibly get any worse?

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    There's nothing we can do, so we may as well stop and refresh ourselves.

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    I don't know about you guys, but I'm starving! Mokona, can we have some snacks?


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    Very handy.


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    Fuu, I think we should let Ferio eat with us. I mean, he's been fighting beside us...

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    I don't know, he's so very rude...
    Alright, but I'll bring the food out to him. Still, I think you're much too trusting.


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    Hmm? Oh, it's you.

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    Hikaru thought you might be hungry, so I brought you some of our food. Enjoy.

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    If company is all you require, I'm certain Mokona...

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    Aww, come on! Give me a break, okay?
    You've been playing it tough with me since the first time we met!


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    I certainly try my best.

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    Look, just listen to my story before you leave.
    Outside this forest lies the Fountain of Eterna. Have you heard of it?



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    What?


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    I used to be a traveling entertainer. One day I was invited to Emerald's Castle...
    I was walking around the place, admiring the many treasures. And I was ONLY looking.
    But the castle guards thought otherwise, accused me of theft, and threw me in jail.

    The one who freed me... was Princess Emerald herself.
    As a gift, she gave me the orb I admired so dearly. Basically, she saved my life.

    I owe the Princess my soul. And I will do everything and anything I can to free her.
    It's said if you journey to Eterna, you can gain the power of the Magic Knights.



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    !


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    And that's why I'm going to find the Fountain.
    I need the power found within its pristine waters to save Princess Emerald!


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    So NOW do you like me?

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    How rude! You made up that entire story, didn't you!?

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    I don't know. What do YOU think?

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    I...well...

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    t would be in your best interests to believe me. Besides...

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    Listen here, 'hunter'! We do NOT need your help, and we do NOT need a bodyguard!
    We WILL find the exit! I know we can. I, uh, think we can...


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    You're new at this flirting thing, aren't you, Fuusie?


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    Mokona finally lends a hand.

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    And I think I know just what that beam is pointing at..

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    Guess not.

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    Look out!

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    Summon Ice Daggers!

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    Fuu, get down!

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    You saved my li... [gasp]

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    Alcione!

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    Can you hear me, Ferio?

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    What are we going to do, Hikaru? He's cut up pretty badly...

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    Oh, Ferio...

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    No use entering the Forest of Silence and hunting you down without my magical powers...
    When I can wait for you brats to stumble outside and slay you at my leisure.

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    You're the one who used magic against me...
    Pray that you have the power to back up that impudent little mouth of yours.

    You'll need it to defeat a student of Clef, and a servant of Princess Emerald.


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    A servant of Princess Emerald!?
    Why are you trying to kill us!? Don't you know Cefiro is on the verge of collapse!?
    Princess Emerald is the tie that binds together the fabric of this world!
    She was kidnapped by the evil Zagat, and...


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    Still your tongue, child. I know how the story goes.
    Master Zagat is very good about keeping me informed.
    And he is far more important than the weak-minded tramp you call a Princess.


    Magical warfare ensues.

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    We can't let Hikaru fight alone. Alcione will kill her!
    But I can't use magic! And without any magic, how can I save her? What'll I do!?


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    Puu!

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    Clef!?

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    Yes, Umi. I am using Mokona's magic to speak directly to your heart.

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    You're alive! You're okay! I thought you were...

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    Umi, listen carefully. In Cefiro, determination is the greatest power of them all.
    If you want to save Hikaru, you must concentrate on your thoughts, your prayers...


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    I want to help, Clef! Show me my magic so that I can save Hikaru!

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    I can feel it. Strange words are appearing in my mind...

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    That is your magic! Embrace it!

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    Summon Water Dragon!

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    You may have won this battle, but next time I will soak the soil with your blood!!

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    Thank you, Umi.

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    It was my pleasure! But we'd better check on Ferio...

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    So it's true. You really are the... Magic Knights...

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    Ferio, please hold on. I don't know what I'd do if...
    Why did you try to save me? You silly, rude, beastly, little boy..


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    And to think you tried to... fire me...

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    Ferio! Speak to me! I can't let this happen... We have to save Ferio! I... have to..

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    It can overcome the largest obstacle, and the darkest evil!

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    Summon Healing Wind!


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    He lives!

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    Ferio!

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    I'm alive! You three really are the Magic Knights of ancient lore! Amazing! Fantastic!

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    Ferio..!

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    And you met Clef, the best magician in all Cefiro.

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    Yes. That's when...

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    It all makes sense now. The legend is unfolding before my eyes..
    When a dark cloud arises over the heart of Cefiro, those who are summoned from beyond
    will become the legendary Magic Knights and call upon the power of the Machines.

    My grandpa told me that tale when I was very young.


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    Clef told us a bit about that, too.
    But why do the Magic Knights have to come from another world?


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    I really didn't understand that part either, to tell you the truth.
    Grandpa kind of skipped over it, and I was too young to think to ask.
    But it doesn't matter, now that the Magic Knights are alive and well in Cefiro.
    I'll just have to find another way to rescue Princess Emerald, that's all.


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    Oh, Ferio...

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    I'm in your debt. sparkles2.gif

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    WHA!?!

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    See ya, Ferio!

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    Oh, honestly! Let's just go.

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    Fuu?

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    What's wrong, Fuu?

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    (I could not put the following exchange into words. You'll have to see the screencaps to believe this.)

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    (T-rated game, folks.)

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    Yes, uh, we shouldn't waste our time talking about this!

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    That girl's got it BAD. I hope he's not the weasel we think he is.



    Let's hope not.

    Next time: The Pool of Darkness

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This game's initials have haunted me ever since I started using my own initials on the intertubes.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ...and moist, haha!

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  • stfuadstfuad Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Why were Saturn games so awesome?

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited October 2010
    I think it's mostly because it was pretty much DOA, and there were little to no restrictions about what kind of games you could put on it. Sony and Nintendo on the other hand had all kinds of restrictions about the games, like Sony's famous "Must be 3D" rule (which they still enforce at times)

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    According to Victor Ireland's translation notes, this project took them 30 months, due to rebuilding lost program code and other updates.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Update tomorrow maybe.

    So until then...

    Diary Time!


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    Fuu

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  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Thank you CJ for this wonderful LP. Even though I've saw the 1st season of the anime its still hillarious to read how the story progresses. Hope you make more soon to help me procrastinate at my job.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I forgot, the last diary update.

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    Part 4 is screencapped, and should be along at some time today.

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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh hey I just noticed, were you making a Gurren Lagaan reference in your first post?
    (If so its Roh Roh, Im just sayin) :p

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Part 4: The Cold Shoulder
    So off we go to find the Escudo.

    First, some advice.

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    From this point on, when you face obstacles, magic will be your most valuable ally.


    Thanks Cleffy.

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    One down, hundreds to go!

    Okay, dozens maybe.

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    Ominous.

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    And it looks like we have no other place to go but in.

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    In? What do you mean, in!? Like JUMP!?

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    That's the spirit, Umi! Let's go! You two know how to swim, right?

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    Wait a second! We don't know how deep that pool is!
    We might be Magic Knights, but we still have to breathe!


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    Umi, standing here isn't going to do anything or help anyone.

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    Umi,I'm disappointed in you. Don't you want to save Princess Emerald?
    And this entire world?


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    Fine, Hikaru! Who cares about being cautious when our lives are at stake, right?


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    And away they go.

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    How could they be so reckless? We have to stick together!

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    Oh, Flash! I'm so glad to see you! But how... how did...

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    Flash!? What's happened to you?

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    Bad DOG! Are you even listening to me!?

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    Don't put me through this... not here, not now!



    Elsewhere...



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    Why are... this has to be a dream or something...

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    I've heard of corporal punishment, but that's ridiculous.

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    Mother! Father! Why are you hurting me!?

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    Elsewhere still!



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    Wait a moment... it's me!
    What is this? Am I dreaming? I certainly feel awake.
    Perhaps it's a magical mirror?


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    And she attacks without cause.

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    Countering wasn't very bright.

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    Ouch! This is no mirror! When I struck her, I felt the impact too...
    I can't attack her without wounding myself as well!
    I don't understand...


    And then suddenly, divine intervention!

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    Yes, I am Emerald of Cefiro.
    Magic Knights... do not let sorrow weigh on your hearts and sully your souls.
    Stand fast and meditate on the situation at hand.
    Concentrate on what you behold at the moment. Is it important to you?


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    Yes! Flash is my best friend!
    Whenever I cried, he would be right beside me.
    Whenever I got hurt, he was there for me...
    But now, what's happened to him!?


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    These are my parents! Of course they're important to me!
    They gave me the best childhood anyone could ask for.
    I can't fight the people who brought me into the world!



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    And if something were to happen to me, it would make
    the people who love me very upset.
    Lastly, I'm far too young to contemplate what the world
    would be like without me.
    To answer your question, Princess, I most definitely consider myself important!


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    Then you must consider this... would that which is so important to you
    ever knowingly wish harm upon you?


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    No, it's not true... Flash would never do this to me.
    Flash has always protected me...
    This... this THING is not Flash!


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    My parents would never hurt their only daughter!

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    Even when I'm angry with myself, I would never cause myself harm!


    Fighty time!

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    Not much to it. Magic only works here, but attacking makes Nega Flash drop MP restore items.

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    Fire Arrows make short work of him.

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    Umi's parents are a lot more powerful, but they only fire in one area.

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    And Water Dragon has great range.

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    Fuu's fight is a bit trickier. Since attacking Nega Fuu hurts her, you have to attack, then heal.

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    Still pretty easy.

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    And here we are.

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    Look at that... I had no idea Escudo would be so beautiful.

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    Henshin-a-go-go, baby.

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    It's definitely more distinguished than it was before! I'd even say it's a little sassy!

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    Well, the armor is evolutionary. It seems to have changed as our power and skill grew.

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    Then let's hurry up and get back to Precia!

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    Precisely what I was thinking! Let's go!


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    Yay backtracking.

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    The forest was a pain.

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    We're back soon enough, though.

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    You three truly are the legendary Magic Knights!

    Rest assured I will do everything I can to make the perfect Escudo Weapons!
    You are all quite fortunate to have me available! Escudo can not be shaped by just anyone!


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    Elsewhere yet again...

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    I underestimated their strength... I was unprepared... but next time I'll surely...!

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    Silence. There shall not be a next time, dear Alcione.

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    What!? Zagat! Please! I'm begging you! Just give me one more chance!

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    ....

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    Master Zagat! Please!!

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    The Jadeite treatment. Frosty.

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    Ahh. What a gem this one turned out to be.


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    What's behind dooorrrrrr number two?

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    Ascot, come on down!

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    You're the next disposal henchman!

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    Alcione was never suited to the task at hand.

    Zagat, there's still a chance to stop them. Send me and I'll show them how we... play.


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    Very well, Ascot. Do not return without favorable news.

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    Hee hee hee... this should be fun.

    Back in normalcy...


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    This... is it!?

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    That's right. These are the weapons of the Magic Knights!
    They have been made just for you. No one else can use them.


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    And away we go to the fun overworld.

    Next time: The Broken Township

    cj iwakura on
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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Game continues to look fun. Do you know about how much it tends to sell for?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    $50, thereabouts. It's not as pricey as it should be.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Hell, I don't mind. Cheaper Saturn games means more games I can own.

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