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Good news and bads news.

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:17 am
by 3DOKid
if you are like me, you will have wondered what Blue Forest Story is all about and if it is actually any fun at all to play.

Well - the good news is Mrs 3DO Kid is playing right now. And it looks amazing. The character graphics look like they are hand drawn, the whole effect is like very polished, it looks amazing. It's not as technically acomplished as FF7 but it sure is prettier.

The plot, from what i can gather is it's a journey of self descovery for the lead character.

the bad news? It's a bit rubbish to play.

Well - i guess you can't have everything.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:43 am
by Trev
Well - the good news is Mrs 3DO Kid is playing right now
Dear wife of 3DO Kid -

Please provide us with an english walkthrough.


Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:59 am
by Gunstar
never heard of it, can someone direct me to info/screenshots or anything like that?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:09 am
by Lemmi
the only thing i could find was the youtube clip by 3dokid

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:18 am
by 3DOKid
That really doesn't do it justice. PLus also that bit of the game is the playble bit of the introduction :shock:

In the introduction game you have to take a ball of rice (like a Japanese snack) to the temple, you end up giving one piece to a dog (although you have the option not to) you then scamper off into the Blue Forest to collect a herb (I think) anyway you and your mate get surround by baddies, the lead character has a gaming moment, turns into a demon, wipes out the all bad guys single-demon handed and then you can start the game proper.

It's actually a lot better than I explained it...

Blue forest story.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:12 pm
by 3DOKid
The bubbles bursting on this one. The graphics are quite unique. The story is in the same highly convoluted theme as FFVII. A journey of self discovery and family intrigue. But, and I've just watched Mrs 3DOKid battle through a dungeon, and it's random battle-tastic. Every few seconds. Again and again and again and again. I would have broken the machine in two simply in rage by now.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:00 pm
by Trev
So I'm guessing I shouldn't hold my breath for the walkthrough? :(

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:17 am
by Vance
Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese gaming. I have no knowledge of how the European releases work, so I'll concentrate on American and Japanese differences here.

If you've ever realized you're not strong enough for a dungeon and you have to run around the world map outside for a few hours to gain experience despite the fact that you've been beefing up in a manner that would have you cruising through it in most other games... if this makes you sigh, you have more in common with Americans than the Japanese.

They LOVE exp harvesting. Love experience days. RPGS tend to be 50+ hours with some reliability. And their RPGs are usually retooled when theyre brought over here.

Take the Playstation game Persona. First person view in dungeons and you'd occasionally have one of those days where you take five steps and have a fight. Then another five steps, fight. Then four and another damn fight.

Persona's encounter rate was REDUCED for a Western audience. In the Japanese version it was three steps at most, most of the time, then BAM. The enemies were tougher in the Japanese version. They gave much less experience in the Japanese version. I think experience levels were also closer together in the American version, it was that crazy.

I'm not sure what it's like these days. My friend who localizes stuff at Nippon Ichi says they don't dumb the games down, but they're more like tactics games from what I know.

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:11 pm
by 3DOKid
God bless america (n versions of Japanese games then).

I would have gone insane.