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Actually, it took them just 1.5 years to translate Cold Steel 1. That's still a while in its' own right, but when compared to the 4+ years its' taken to get Trails SC out, it's practically a walk in the park. And incidentally, Cold Steel 2 is actually supposed to have less text than Cold Steel 1, as quoted here from one of the localizers. Just scroll down to post #12, though I'll still quote the relevant information.
So hopefully, we'll get Cold Steel 2 in a year or two, going by this.
edited 5th Jun '15 9:20:42 PM by kkhohoho
Sky SC is shaping up to be the holy grail of JRP Gs and it had better live up to this expectation.
Well, I'll tell you right now, don't expect SC to knock your socks off from the get-go. I've heard that SC starts off somewhat like FC; it's a bit slow, taking its time to further develop the characters and the current situation. However, it still doesn't take as long for the ball to get rolling as it did in FC, and once it starts rolling, it does so for a quite a bit longer then it did in the first game. (The game's supposed to be over 80 hours, so it's also got that going for it.) But yeah; it's supposed to be a tour de force, so here's hoping it lives up to that reputation.
Well Indiana Jones teaches us that the Holy Grail isn't particularly glorious on first sight itself. :)
So, Trails of Cold Steel 1 was at E3, and we've got a trailer along with a gameplay demo featuring some commentary on the series. Also, according to said commentary, it seems that Trails of Cold Steel 2 is expected to be released next year in 2016, just a year after Cold Steel 1. (If that.)
Trails seems to be shaping up to be the little series that could...
edited 21st Jun '15 5:47:22 PM by kkhohoho
Did anyone know that it was released on steam?
I just got it on steam.
You mean the first game? That's where I got it. (I also had it on PSP, but my PSP broke down a while back, so I had to get it again on Steam. Bleh.)
If you've never played Trails before, then you should know that it takes a while for things to get going. The first game is one giant set-up for the second, introducing many important characters, locations, and plot-threads that will get picked up on and used to the fullest in SC, and it's only in FC's ending that you get a taste of what's to come in SC. (From what I've heard about SC, anyway.) FC's still good, with interesting characters and incredible writing, but it doesn't really stand on it's own. Thankfully, SC should be coming out by the end of the summer, so you shouldn't have to wait too long to continue the story. (Unlike some of us who played FC when it first came out in the US nearly 5 years ago...)
Trails in the Sky SC coming next week, October 29.
WINTER 2014 IS OVER
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HAAAAAAAAAALL....
Finally. Fin. Al. Freak. Ing. Ly. It's finally fricking here. And this with Sen coming out in just a few months to boot. Just... Halle-fricking-lujah. God bless XSEED.
Now I just need to figure out whether to get it for my PC or my PSPTV...
the devs recommend the PC version◊ because it supports patching.
I know that, but if I get the PSTV version, then I can just play it while lying on my bed all day, whereas if I get on my PC, then I'll be sitting up in a chair instead. It's basically the optimum version VS personal comfort at this point.
edited 23rd Oct '15 12:57:47 PM by kkhohoho
With the right setup, you can play the PC version while on your bed instead of the PSTV version.
There's an importing system, right? I wouldn't mind getting it on PC but the PSP Trails 1 is the one I beat...
This I know. The problem is that my room is so small and filled with so much stuff (including stuff I need, like my bed,) that to play the PC version on my bed without completely rearranging nearly everything would involve taking my TV out of my room and putting my computer monitor there in it's place, which would be more complicated than it sounds, trust me. It's not worth the time and effort that would have to be put into it, and if I wanted to play it on my bed that badly, then I might as well have just gotten the PSTV version from the start. So it's not as simple as you're making it sound, no offense.
...Did someone moves Christmas on November?
'Cause it's like many AAA games get published on November....
That is the time Christmas rush games are released, late oct early Nov. Gotta give them time to put things on store shelves for the parents to buy and kids to ask for it.
It absolutely has to be released before Black Friday.
Finally, Winter 2014's come. I love you XSEED, you guys are the real MVP.
Oh FFS, I don't have my Trails 1 data anymore on my PSP, gotta beat it again on my vita before it's released.
If you have the Nvidia Shield, it's the easiest play to play the PC on your bed. LOL
I just started my Tit S FC replay on Steam a few days ago(since I originally played it on the PSP) but I suppose it'd be rather difficult to finish it before SC releases.
I'm running a new game + for some achievements i missed. Currently beat the prologue and am about halfway through chapter 1 so far.
EDIT: OK stopping for today: Just got into Ruan and had the orphanage burn down
Edit2: Just finished the game. Still missing some stuff but i was rushing anyway. Managed to get most of the achievements i was missing anyway.
edited 26th Oct '15 8:43:20 PM by TwilightFalchion
Game out in five hours. The hype is real, boys.
EDIT: Welp, it's out. It's out.
I really dunno what to say, it's been forever since the translation announcement and now that it's out, I have no words. Guess I'll be enjoying it when it finishes downloading.
edited 29th Oct '15 9:08:23 AM by danna45
I'm pretty excited. The first Trails in the Sky is notable for me, but because it's ground breaking in plot or gameplay, but just because it's so well executed. The battle system is tight and the character customization is simple but deep, the plot does a great job of making you care about the characters, and I do love how the plot turns into stopping a coup as opposed to your standard save the world junk. It was a thoroughly enjoyable ride from start to finish.
The only thing the game could really use is sone balance. Spellcasting is 10x than melee in the first game, and there's really no reason to use anybody other than Kloe and Olivier once you get the choice. I'm hoping second chapter dues something to alleviate this.
Oh, it does, at least as far as Agate is concerned. He gets a massive upgrade to his CP gain Craft, wherein he gains a whopping 150 CP at the cost of 70% of his hp, and that health loss is easily remedied with a Tearal spell or a healing item. Couple that with the fact that he gets a brand spanking new screen-filling S-Craft, and Agate basically obtains what a walkthrough for the JP version calls 'the el-cheapo method' which involves just spamming his S-Craft every other turn and healing him up between said turns, effectively making him the most powerful — and broken — character in the game.
edited 29th Oct '15 10:22:23 AM by kkhohoho
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