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THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER 2 => Topic started by: BlueBird on July 20, 2011, 02:44:09 am

Title: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BlueBird on July 20, 2011, 02:44:09 am
Article: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/19/the-idolmster-2-performs-on-ps3-with-bonus-content/

The idolm@ster 2 is being brought to PS3, anyone planning on importing it? I know I am when it's financially in my favor :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on July 20, 2011, 03:32:35 am
That's pretty awesome! I might import it but it depends on whether I can afford it or not.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 20, 2011, 04:00:24 am
Heh, heh...

Hah, hah! Oh, this is good.

And I'm not laughing because I think this is false, either.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 20, 2011, 04:07:54 am
>hyper mode for expert players

cause everyone knows vesperia is too easy, they should get doubled base stats
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on July 20, 2011, 04:25:54 am
I am sitting here holding onto everything to not run around squeeing like a fangirl.

this is wonderful news. I don't need to drop 400-500$ on the console and game anymore. even if I have to come home to play the game (since I'd need to do some SERIOUS begging to bring it with me to college), I will be dropping money on this and regretting nothing. I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on July 20, 2011, 04:33:32 am
THERE IS A GOD. ADKJASDAJLKHJEKAEKJEKAJOA. *spazzes* D:
I'm trying to keep in control of myself so I don't go run into a wall now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Mind M@ster on July 20, 2011, 04:49:58 am
Still a rumor, but we'll find out in a few days.

Honestly, this doesn't affect me in the slightest.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on July 20, 2011, 05:11:00 am
LOLWAT

It finally goes to PS3 now?
I'd probably be more interested if it were the first game + L4U on the same disk...  Although this is doable considering the amount of content in the rumor, and makes the game more accessible to people in the west.

I guess the sky's the limit now for Im@s.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 20, 2011, 05:15:55 am
27 October, 2011 if the rumors are true.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/touhoupuyo/archives/3919118.html
http://ameblo.jp/sinobi/

Highlights
Adjusted game balance.
Normal and Hyper difficulty.
Comes with all Songs, Outfits, and Accessories (and such) from Catalogs 1-3.
READY!! included as a song.

Special Box contents:
Idolmaster 2 game
Idolmaster Gravure4You! Vol. 1
Vol. 1 of the Anime in Blu-Ray (Limited Ver.)
Box for all the anime Blu-Rays.
Idolmaster 2 soundtrack
Seasonal Idolmaster magazine, Monthly Ai-gura!! 「月刊アイグラ!!」

Gravure4You! is one of three (currently planned) games that allow you to take gravure pictures of the idols.
Vol. 1 is the beach volume, cover is Haruka (each game has one idol covering it).

Preorder bonus: Looks like an anime cel from the anime?
アニメ版「アイドルマスター」の本編を切り取った生フィルムコマ。

27 October release.

(end rumor)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 20, 2011, 05:16:51 am
Will buy if true. I'm thankful for the fact the PS3 isn't region locked. <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ProjectAria on July 20, 2011, 05:18:49 am
Just take my money already!!!

Doesn't this mean the 360 is now dead in Japan?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Asrialterra on July 20, 2011, 05:32:06 am
Gravure4You! Sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on July 20, 2011, 05:38:47 am
I hesitated on buying iM@S 2 for quite a while, and the possibility of it being ported to the PS3 was one of my main reasons.  Once I got my PS3, I decided to snatch iM@S 2 while it was on sale on AmiAmi.  At that point, I trusted their word on iM@S not receiving a PS3 port.

Ha!  I should really learn not to trust Namco on that.

...What I hate the most is that I'm going to buy it anyways.

EDIT: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,645.msg14104.html#msg14104
I hate myself.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on July 20, 2011, 05:40:17 am
Hmm, somehow I feel compelled to acquire this, though mostly if there's anything... notably big in it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 20, 2011, 06:56:17 am
Doesn't this mean the 360 is now dead in Japan?

It might not be good... but it's a little quick of a cross-platform release, I think. I was thinking a year past initial release.

Maybe sales of the XBox360 version have leveled out?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ProjectAria on July 20, 2011, 07:17:37 am
It might not be good... but it's a little quick of a cross-platform release, I think. I was thinking a year past initial release.

Maybe sales of the XBox360 version have leveled out?

Even so it's going to effect DLC sales and we know Japan loves Sony.  I think it really going to effect the Japanese 360 owners, with this new I may just buy the DLC on my PS3 over my 360...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: PluggedBus on July 20, 2011, 07:37:41 am
I was laughing like a supervillain on the inside by the time I finished reading the announcement.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Scotty on July 20, 2011, 07:39:51 am
I love being right. All the time.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Mind M@ster on July 20, 2011, 07:40:19 am
I hope you all still remember this is still just a leaked rumor. Won't know officially until the actual magazine comes out.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cien Laguoire on July 20, 2011, 07:57:46 am
If this turns out being legit, I'm definitely down with importing a copy! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on July 20, 2011, 10:30:15 am
I've been busy (Between study and, well lots of asking around) and there's been a few developments which have been worrying me a little bit.

Granted, ironically, this event doesn't REALLY shift my focus on the project that got stalled (CCNA might ring a bell for those that study computing) although I'm REALLY hoping to get my stuff in order for next week.

Yes, I acquired yet another piece of equipment, which in turn means I'm as prepared as I can get if I have to do a partial platform switch.

From the people I asked, the leaks weren't commented about but I did get told a few things that concern me a lot. Part of the reason for the focus was actually due to some of the developments happening with the 360 version. Namco Bandai weren't too happy with some of that. I don't think that's the entire reason, but the fact it came up in a conversation I had by them flagged something.

However, I understand MS's little upset has to do with the eventual release date of the game, although they can't do anything about it. (Yes, the date is VERY, VERY specific. In fact, it's the earliest they can do so contractually). Apparently they're sort of doing some interesting dancing around in regards to the date.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on July 20, 2011, 01:53:50 pm
Looks like I'll finally be joining the console edition IM@S brigade.  I'm a little nervous though- I don't really like the strategy parts of the games.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 20, 2011, 02:59:44 pm
Bumco'd better add at least 2 of these

* Line editor for songs
* New vocal track for (M)Ami
* Actual L4U'ish, stat-unbound, mini game
* More after commus, after week 20, and other stuff so that your 2nd and 3rd member feel more active instead of being a slightly better iM@S1 mime
* More lessons, though I'm sure nobody'd bother with new lessons neways
* Randomly bumping into one of your rival 765 members during lessons, just like in DS and get an increased stat raise. It'll make one feel the unity between fellow 765pro idols
* Tweaking how the amount of fans affect sales early on in game or just increase the amount of sales the top 20 have.
* Actual lipsynch outside songs, wakawakawaka
* 13 idol songs, THE iDOLM@STER or Ready!!, WaO plx
* More commus for an idol
* Story free, free produce mode, spare me with the jupiter, ryuugu komachi and i cant do it emo nonsense
* Losing in a FES still giving half the rewards, that's just silly. Though I understand the reasoning; Forced losing in FES's. Getting tons of money for doing nothing in Vesperia is just stupid.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Elixir on July 20, 2011, 04:28:12 pm
(http://iforce.co.nz/i/fu5ltnqo.j0v.jpg) (http://www.iforce.co.nz/View.aspx?i=fu5ltnqo.j0v.jpg)


Well, you got your wish.. sort of.

I don't think anyone will agree that iM@S2 is better than iM@S1, it's just not the same.

A PS3 port and all they add is difficulty levels and attach DLC? There's so many things they could have done to improve this game. Like removing mandatory rigged events, balancing amulets, removing rubber banding AI and so on.

I'm not buying it again since there's way too much wrong with the game, but it's still nice that some people will finally get to play. I still can't help but think Namco are getting desperate, and with so much DLC coming to the PS3 version, I wouldn't be surprised if the 360 users who actually bought the DLC were put off by the news. I think this is what they call, "selling yourself short".

But.. I think anyone buying DLC for iM@S2 is deluded. I bought 90% of L4U's DLC. What the fuck for? There's no reason to cry/gloat over a half-assed 8 month late full priced port of a game that wasn't that great to begin with.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 20, 2011, 04:48:01 pm
Bumco'd better add at least 2 of these

* Line editor for songs
* New vocal track for (M)Ami
* Actual L4U'ish, stat-unbound, mini game
* More after commus, after week 20, and other stuff so that your 2nd and 3rd member feel more active instead of being a slightly better iM@S1 mime
* More lessons, though I'm sure nobody'd bother with new lessons neways
* Randomly bumping into one of your rival 765 members during lessons, just like in DS and get an increased stat raise. It'll make one feel the unity between fellow 765pro idols
* Tweaking how the amount of fans affect sales early on in game or just increase the amount of sales the top 20 have.
* Actual lipsynch outside songs, wakawakawaka
* 13 idol songs, THE iDOLM@STER or Ready!!, WaO plx
* More commus for an idol
* Story free, free produce mode, spare me with the jupiter, ryuugu komachi and i cant do it emo nonsense
Seconded (sans the money for losing, I'm no game master and like getting 40,000 money for losing Vesperia :3c)

To be honest, I'm rather surprised that the PS3 release is happening so SOON. Didn't GamiP say he wanted to keep it 360-only?

Nonetheless, it's pretty cool. I just hope that the article (posted here, some time ago, I think) I read that said they found a way to region-lock PS3 discs doesn't come into play, here.

If they add better PV-customizability like the original and L4U had, this would be a must-buy. But, since there's not any DLC that's been released so far that I'm simply -dying- to own, the tacked-on DLC isn't so much of a bribery factor. Neither is Gravure4U.

I don't think anyone will agree that iM@S2 is better than iM@S1, it's just not the same.
I agree with that. Even when I look at it from a (nitpicky) non-storyline standpoint; the lipsynch cuts out early in some songs (you've seen it), in "my song" duos, one of the characters lipsynchs when she isn't even singing, and the voice glitch with Smoky Thrill is just terrible, to me XD "Minor", but definitely audible.

I miss the liberty of the first game's storyline, too...Takagi isn't popping in being like "you wanted to do a promotion today? Too bad, gotta go fight Jupiter", taking up a bunch of time with storyline cutscenes you've seen in every game, and still can't skip...

I love the new graphics, stages, and songs, though...and the Dance lessons. Those are good :D Not to mention the money/store idea for unlocking the ingame costumes is better than iM@S1's system (in which my idols are always in good tension, so I almost never get new stuff XD)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 20, 2011, 05:34:49 pm
I hope so much that this rumor is true!! T_T Then I'm going to import it (and then I try to make a JP PSN Account on my PS3 for future DLC! :D)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sanger _somvold on July 20, 2011, 05:36:59 pm
Now, famitsu confirm 'the idolm@ster Special Box' for PS3
http://www.famitsu.com/news/201107/21047052.html
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on July 20, 2011, 06:24:28 pm
It seems too beautiful to be true...And yet, it is!
I already can't wait until October 27th. I'm gonna finally enjoy the game on my own <3
There's no need to buy a japanese ps3 or anything like that, right?

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 20, 2011, 06:29:07 pm
Nope, unless what TweenDoriru said comes true, you can use an America PS3 to play it.

Man, EVERY GAME I want is coming out this fall. :c Although October 27th for Idolm@ster isn't that far away in comparison to when every other game's release date was announced.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 20, 2011, 06:56:55 pm
Let it be region free!! T___T
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on July 20, 2011, 07:12:03 pm
We still can't produce the four missing girls?

Not getting. >.>

Well...I can't get it anyway...I don't have a PS3 DX
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 20, 2011, 07:24:23 pm
We still can't produce the four missing girls?

Not getting. >.>

Well...I can't get it anyway...I don't have a PS3 DX


That's really a shame ;_; They could do at least an "After Story" or like that, where you can produce the four missing girls... or three, if Ritsuko doesn't want to be an Idol anymore DX *shot*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on July 20, 2011, 08:49:49 pm
Are my eyes being weird or is this a new Floral outfit?

(http://www.famitsu.com/news/201107/images/00047052/hFYT74LU7p1uZOn9C89fuq5i9M57c9iL.jpg)

Strawberry NEO doesn't have those spots iirc and the top of the boots isn't bright pink... Unless they changed it for whatever reason.

Plus more Quintet songs <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 20, 2011, 09:32:26 pm
Your eyes are not being weird, I noticed as well. o:

So yeah, does this mean the Xbox DLC is done for or what? I think it'd be kind of weird if more was released even though an upgraded version for the PS3 is on the way. XD Unless they want both versions to have at least have all of the same songs, even DLC wise.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 20, 2011, 09:40:26 pm
Your eyes are not being weird, I noticed as well. o:

So yeah, does this mean the Xbox DLC is done for or what? I think it'd be kind of weird if more was released even though an upgraded version for the PS3 is on the way. XD Unless they want both versions to have at least have all of the same songs, even DLC wise.

Hopefully they'd release the same DLC at the same time for both consoles, but they might pull a dick move like console exclusives.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on July 20, 2011, 10:13:14 pm
I have to wonder, though,  if they'll allow the idols to sing any line they want in the PS3 version. That would make quintets even better.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 20, 2011, 11:20:14 pm
holy fucking shit
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
OHMAHGAWDOHMAHGAWDOHMAHGAWDOHMAHGAWDOHMAHGAWD
*DIES*
I am getting so hard. Gaaaaaah. I might not get the special edition, it's a little pricey.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Scotty on July 21, 2011, 12:00:31 am
Let it be region free!! T___T

It's on PS3. It will be.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Lushe on July 21, 2011, 12:06:32 am
Well, I guess my prayers were answered. Thank you Namco! Now I play this without having to buy a Japanese 360!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ~Lyssa~ on July 21, 2011, 12:30:16 am
Oh wow. :| Well I just got my Japanese Xbox - even though I already have a ps3 - unless I have the money to spend on adding this to my collection, I'm going to stick to playing it on my 360 for now ^^; but....that preorder bundle.....sounds....... 8| *must keep sanity*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ninjamitsuki on July 21, 2011, 12:34:08 am
YAAAAAY! HOOOOORAAAAAAAAAY!

I'm going to have to wait a little bit longer to get it, but I don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on the Japanese console anymore... I can't wait for October! *cries tears of joy*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 21, 2011, 12:41:24 am
Ya' know, I wonder if this has anything to do with the relativly poor sales IM@S 2 had... This might be an attempt to recover their losses.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on July 21, 2011, 12:57:47 am
Ya' know, I wonder if this has anything to do with the relativly poor sales IM@S 2 had... This might be an attempt to recover their losses.

That's probably the only reason they're doing this.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: PluggedBus on July 21, 2011, 01:15:57 am
Since TweenDoriru said something about it being possible to region lock PS3 games I decided to do some checking and found this.

http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/10/sony-to-region-lock-future-games-via-3-50-sdk/

My expectations have sunk. Since this is Namco Bandai I will not be surprised if they use this.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on July 21, 2011, 01:21:56 am
Aww...I feel bad for any overseas PS3 owners. D:

Namco can be so...mean. :C








*hugs Xbox360 and cries*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 21, 2011, 01:23:07 am
Tales of Graces f (another Namco game) came out in December, some time after that article and it WASN'T region locked. Unless they suddenly want to screw over importers now for some reason. And if Tales of Xillia (coming out this September) isn't region locked, then I'm confident Idolm@ster 2 will be fine.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on July 21, 2011, 01:24:24 am
Since TweenDoriru said something about it being possible to region lock PS3 games I decided to do some checking and found this.

http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/10/sony-to-region-lock-future-games-via-3-50-sdk/

My expectations have sunk. Since this is Namco Bandai I will not be surprised if they use this.

Namco, please...Don't burst my bubble.
I guess it COULD be too beautiful to be true, after all. But wouldn't they make more money by not putting the region lock, anyway? If it's an attempt to recover the "failure" they had with the Xbox one then I don't see the point...But I'm probably missing something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: PluggedBus on July 21, 2011, 01:28:05 am
Namco, please...Don't burst my bubble.
I guess it COULD be too beautiful to be true, after all. But wouldn't they make more money by not putting the region lock, anyway? If it's an attempt to recover the "failure" they had with the Xbox one then I don't see the point...But I'm probably missing something.

Sometimes the company just doesn't seem to care about making more money. Watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_yZvmzLOQ
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on July 21, 2011, 01:39:14 am
Sometimes the company just doesn't seem to care about making more money. Watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_yZvmzLOQ

M'yeah, I agree...
But since the fact that Idolm@ster wouldn't ever get translated (Which is pretty understandable, I gotta say) or even released in America was already clear to us, they could at least make it region free. But hey, it's not like I'm in any Namco producter's head after all...But do Japan hate us THAT much? ;A; (Yes)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 21, 2011, 01:45:35 am
Like I said, chances are it'll be region free. And you can find out for sure two months in advance when Xillia's released whether Idolm@ster will be region locked or not.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 21, 2011, 02:05:54 am
> Before release, people hope for a PS3 release
> Get PS3 release, everyone complains.

I do understand the massive ffffffffffffffffffffffffff especially for people who imported overpriced 360's/have spent buttfucktons on DLC.

Reading about PS3 region locking has just turned me away from the console. I was like "Oh sweet, so when I can get a PS3 I can get it" and spent this morning talking to my roommate about how beneficial it would be to get a PS3 first because of lack of region locking, then I find out Sony has gone "lol, nope" and fucked that up too.

I'm really annoyed at Sony and just really hope it isn't region locked.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 21, 2011, 02:22:54 am
It won't be region locked. It's been about 7 or 8 months and PS3 games still aren't region locked.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Scotty on July 21, 2011, 02:25:46 am
Really.

The 3.5 update merely gave developers the option of region locking. This is not the same as Xbox 360's case in which the region lock is also a hardware issue.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 21, 2011, 02:31:47 am
Mm, I'm confident.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Landir on July 21, 2011, 02:43:48 am
It would be really nice if it is region free. Still, i'm going to get de Japanese 360... just when i was planning to do that and now we have our girls on PS3 too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 21, 2011, 03:17:08 am
I don't see why Namco would go out of their way to region lock the game. It's a hardware issue, correct? Which means it would take extra time/money to actually lock the game. No games have had before and neither have the tales of games, so I doubt they would care.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 21, 2011, 03:41:48 am
However, I understand MS's little upset has to do with the eventual release date of the game, although they can't do anything about it. (Yes, the date is VERY, VERY specific. In fact, it's the earliest they can do so contractually). Apparently they're sort of doing some interesting dancing around in regards to the date.

I knew the timing was suspicious - nary a year after release, and two months removed from Christmas. I was almost afraid they may've actually broken the contract and soaked up the consequences because things were that bad and it was worth it. Glad to know that's (very nearly) not the case, but people still got their sad faces on, it seems.

Bumco'd better add at least 2 of these

(snip)

Add to the wish list: Meeting your rivals after an audition does not make the reporter you were gunning for go away.

I don't see why Namco would go out of their way to region lock the game. It's a hardware issue, correct? Which means it would take extra time/money to actually lock the game. No games have had before and neither have the tales of games, so I doubt they would care.

I'm pretty sure it'd be just a couple of KB at the start/end of the disc, and that's it, but I don't know technical details. Just a guess.

*Happy I haven't bought any DLC*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on July 21, 2011, 05:10:57 am
I wouldn't worry about region lock, especially since the PSP version of the game wasn't region locked.  Even though there are movies and maybe one game with region lock on the PSP, they didn't slap it on SP.  I can't even think of a PS3 game that has region lock on it, and Bamco loves money so I have no idea why they would slap it on there randomly.  They're not going to add region lock to this game in the slightest, end of conversation.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 21, 2011, 07:00:56 am
Official site. Not much on it now.

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on July 21, 2011, 09:22:38 am
I knew the timing was suspicious - nary a year after release, and two months removed from Christmas. I was almost afraid they may've actually broken the contract and soaked up the consequences because things were that bad and it was worth it. Glad to know that's (very nearly) not the case, but people still got their sad faces on, it seems.

Add to the wish list: Meeting your rivals after an audition does not make the reporter you were gunning for go away.

I'm pretty sure it'd be just a couple of KB at the start/end of the disc, and that's it, but I don't know technical details. Just a guess.

*Happy I haven't bought any DLC*

I've been asking about it - Apparently we're talking 24 hours expiry.

I was thinking it was initially a month (There's a 7 month difference) but then I was told about the fact it wasn't quite six months. Some other contractural arrangements adds it up to seven, not six.

For most part, in gaming industry terms, the last week of October is considered a 'dead zone' since the first and second weeks of November are when you want to do the Christmas rampup. In Japan, it's fairly similar release date wise.

Hitting the last week of October for something a) established and b) popular enough to deserve its own attention and capitalise on reports (And im@s 2 is both) is usually a sign they're releasing for a completely DIFFERENT reason.

So I stepped on a few people while I asked some pointed questions. Some of the answers I got back weren't that pleasant. I can't really substantiate all of it though - Some of it is speculation on THEIR half too.

I do need to sit down with you at some point and do some walking through stuff. I've been so swamped I've forgotten what I need to do for my tests...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ProjectAria on July 21, 2011, 04:40:16 pm
Ami Ami is now open for preorders. (http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=TVG-PS3-1020&template=default/product/e_display.html)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 21, 2011, 05:31:17 pm
And what is about other sites like Play-Asia or Yesasia?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 21, 2011, 05:53:42 pm
Why, you like paying more money for the same thing?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 21, 2011, 06:16:16 pm
On play asia the regualr edition is $89.90 US ($86.16 CAD, woot) limited edition isn't priced yet. On amiami limited edition is about $280 US.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 21, 2011, 06:21:48 pm
Official site. Not much on it now.

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/
Ritsuko doesn't look too happy about this.

But I have to say...finally, moar new art! \o/ I want the absurdres version of that to go with the iM@S anime "wallpaper" and the iM@S2 wallpaper Raestloz made~

Since TweenDoriru said something about it being possible to region lock PS3 games I decided to do some checking and found this.

http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/10/sony-to-region-lock-future-games-via-3-50-sdk/

My expectations have sunk. Since this is Namco Bandai I will not be surprised if they use this.
That would be the article I read. I found the link on the forum originally, but I have no idea where so I didn't reference it in my post. However, if NBGI isn't using it, iM@S does indeed have great hope :> Don't let us down, NBGI.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on July 21, 2011, 06:29:58 pm
Ritsuko doesn't look too happy about this.

But I have to say...finally, moar new art! \o/ I want the absurdres version of that to go with the iM@S anime "wallpaper" and the iM@S2 wallpaper Raestloz made~
That would be the article I read. I found the link on the forum originally, but I have no idea where so I didn't reference it in my post. However, if NBGI isn't using it, iM@S does indeed have great hope :> Don't let us down, NBGI.

The only problem is that NBGI pretty much stated that im@s wasn't considered an export title.

Or more accurately, no intention of translating, strictly internal to Japan only. There were a few notices, but one was a reply via twitter (I think) concerning im@s's export. One of the reasons they went to the X360 in the first place as the fact they could shut in the game (And did so quite successfully) to just Japan as a whole. They did so intitially because of brand recognition issues. (You know, underage girls, the ability to do what's seen as inappropiate... you get the idea.)

(Yes, you can always get the hardware and the game out of the country, but that's considerable expense, and is consequently not done often.)

I guess I've done gaming journalism for too long, (And other journalism besides) because I see the possiblity of them shutting it out to anyone not in their core regions (Asia) and I do know about the quiet implementations. Essentially at the moment there's two layers of region coding available, neither which are enforced yet.

You also got to keep in mind that the SDK for 3.5 wasn't rolled out all that long ago - if we were to see any implementations.

Of course, big if, and I've not seen anything to suggest that they definitely have, but I don't think I've been asking hard enough yet. I do however know they would have definitely considered it in their meetings though, so I'm not going to jump up in the air and do a happy dance just yet either.

The timing and the logistics are worrying me A LOT, due to timings (And I've already scored 1 for 1, which isn't making me feel much better)  I'm trying what time I have to confirm if it's all just coincidence or not.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 21, 2011, 07:19:54 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZbO9FhwFF8
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 21, 2011, 08:00:29 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZbO9FhwFF8
That was actually a pretty scary commercial...nice to see clips of READY!!, but not enough to overwrite that voice orz
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 21, 2011, 08:08:59 pm
>Watchs the comercial
The fuck was that 8I
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Evila on July 21, 2011, 08:30:45 pm
The only problem is that NBGI pretty much stated that im@s wasn't considered an export title.

Or more accurately, no intention of translating, strictly internal to Japan only. There were a few notices, but one was a reply via twitter (I think) concerning im@s's export. One of the reasons they went to the X360 in the first place as the fact they could shut in the game (And did so quite successfully) to just Japan as a whole. They did so intitially because of brand recognition issues. (You know, underage girls, the ability to do what's seen as inappropiate... you get the idea.)
Well, all that considered, seems odd for them to suddenly give permission to Crunchyroll to stream the TV series in North and South America just now, doesn't it?

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-724630/new-summer-titles-morita-san-wa-mukuchi-and-the-idol-mster

I know this link is probably better off in the anime topic, but figured it was relevant here too. I'm sure that even now they'll never have plans to translate the game into English or any other language (and that is totally okay with me) but they might as well be happy to take importer money, as anyone who watches the official English simulcast of the anime may end up being tempted to try the game too.

So yeah, after seeing that, I'm really doubtful we'll have to worry about a region lock here. Especially on a console well known for being region free.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 21, 2011, 08:42:02 pm
BT2 confuzzled why the game still uses 360 colored choiceboxes; blue, yellow and red, whereas vocal lesson and everything else uses playstation buttons and their associated colors.
Also, hurray for killing Da/Vi/Vo button line-up. Now I'd need to pick up a 360 controller to remind myself which appeal primary works with which burst.

Though I guess it's still better than the remapping they did in SP.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 21, 2011, 10:59:48 pm
BT2 confuzzled why the game still uses 360 colored choiceboxes; blue, yellow and red, whereas vocal lesson and everything else uses playstation buttons and their associated colors.
Because it has to do with the stats, not the Xbox. Blue=Dance, Vocal=Red, Visual=yellow. It's kind of a thing, I dougt they would change it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ninjamitsuki on July 21, 2011, 11:29:26 pm
You mean... It could possibly be region locked?

*cries*

I understand that it could have a bad rep for having underage girls in it, but the only people who would be willing to import it would be FANS. By region locking, they're locking out buyers. Money, Namco, money? Don't you want money?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 21, 2011, 11:48:57 pm
We also mean it has a good chance of NOT being region locked.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 22, 2011, 02:03:25 am
I understand it's fairly unlikely that it will be region locked, but it only takes one game to start a trend.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on July 22, 2011, 02:12:33 am
So yeah, after seeing that, I'm really doubtful we'll have to worry about a region lock here. Especially on a console well known for being region free.

^THIS

Unless someone links to a piece of reliable information stating they're region locking this bitch, you're just doing speculative reporting/trolling that they are gonna lock it.  They didn't region lock the PSP version despite the ability being there to do so.  Honestly they're not going to with the PS3 version, and no game previously on the PS3 has been region locked.  Idolm@ster has escaped Japan before without region lock, even if it was just portable versions, they're not going to try and hide the game now.  The only region locks that have been placed on the series have been due to the hardware (Xbox360 region locked & the DS version having locks on the DSi enhanced features).  The only thing your PS3 won't play will just be the anime that ships with the limited edition bundle.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 22, 2011, 02:13:43 am
Well if Idolm@ster 2 is the one, that'll at least circulate the game's name more. Ha ha.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on July 22, 2011, 04:18:10 am
^THIS

Unless someone links to a piece of reliable information stating they're region locking this bitch, you're just doing speculative reporting/trolling that they are gonna lock it.  They didn't region lock the PSP version despite the ability being there to do so.  Honestly they're not going to with the PS3 version, and no game previously on the PS3 has been region locked.  Idolm@ster has escaped Japan before without region lock, even if it was just portable versions, they're not going to try and hide the game now.  The only region locks that have been placed on the series have been due to the hardware (Xbox360 region locked & the DS version having locks on the DSi enhanced features).  The only thing your PS3 won't play will just be the anime that ships with the limited edition bundle.

If I recall correctly, region lock was demonstrated with one PSP game. It's somewhere in storage, but such capacity does exist. It's an obscure (and not particularly good) PSP title. I might pull it out sometime and take a screencap.

As well, there are also some games (FFVI or was it IV) which would detect your PSP and set the default language accordingly and automatically, and all UMDs report a region (Which is important for UMD video, which ARE region locked and consequently why all UMDs can force the PSP to report)

As well, I need to check if the Macross Game/BR movie is subject to region encoding. It's a unique hybird, where the game AND the movie are on the one disc.

The last note is that ALL Blue-ray discs are region encoded. This won't matter too much unless you're outside the US as Japan shares the same general region code, with a couple of technical differences as the US region coding. Check the side of the PS3's box sometime, but yes, it matters, and yes, I read the technical brief Sony provided to developers concerning the firmware (Which they need to when they provide firmware on the disc.)

In all cases, they are not enforced because these have to be turned on by developer. (In the X360's case, it's pretty much the same - you can enable it at will, or force the region check to happen.)

I'm used to curveballs and all sorts of oddball statements being made from various internal sources. (I'm a freelance journalist of about what,11 years? When I mean I step or lean on people, I really do mean it.) For operational reasons I don't present it as more than conjecture since it protects them. Namely, I don't like my contacts getting fired. (And I nearly got one of them fired by accidently noting the Atelier Totori release three months before I should have. Long story.)

I guess it's mostly a case of 'Don't celebrate until it arrives in your hands and works as advertised.' I've been subject to series of promises that, well, don't pan out.

All that being said? Odds aren't that high. Thing is, Namco Bandai have well, been known to be absolutely evil. The capacity's there, and they would have been briefed on it. Will they? I haven't heard anything yet. I'll continue my counsel.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on July 22, 2011, 04:51:57 am
I'm not really surprised this is happening. I was more surprised by the fact that they released a game on the PSP, honestly, just because for the PSP that meant that you were limited by the power of that handheld and the fact that the UMD disc space would be a problem for a game with so much voice acting. They got around the game by releasing 3 versions of it, but it certainly isn't ideal.

I bought a Japanese 360 a few years ago to play the original game. Thus, I already have the second. For me, this isn't really that huge of a deal. I haven't bought any DLC yet, but if I bought all of the things I wanted from the first 3 catalogs, it's still cheaper for me to buy DLC than to buy the PS3 game, even the version without all of the extras. Ultimately I just want Honey Heartbeat, Ai Like Hamburger, and maybe some email addresses (already have Little Match Girl). I think I probably would've wanted the PS3 version a LOT MORE if it also included catalog 4. That's the one that I want almost all of that catalog.  ;D

I feel like there's a chance that we may end up getting that song that is on the anime, for the 360 just as DLC that we have to pay for. If not, I'm OK with that.

I think the PS3 users kinda deserve it for having to wait. It reminds me of how the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 includes pretty much all of the DLC for it. I bought all of the DLC for the 360 game. Am I upset? Not really. I've been able to play that game since the day it came out, and I also have access to Mass Effect 1. It's sort of similar. Right now, PS3 users don't have access to the original iM@s or Live For You.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 22, 2011, 05:15:41 am
I played IM@S and L4U and honestly I'm not sad they were never ported to the PS3. It's not that I DON'T want them on the PS3... But 2's coming so I'm happy. LE SHRUG.

But having multiple systems FTW (and yes, I understand some people can't afford to buy all systems or even just find it a waste. Makes sense.).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Michi on July 22, 2011, 07:25:02 am
I'm pre-ordering this ASAP. I'm stoked. While I have a friend with a Japanese 360 and can check out the game that way, I am SO HAPPY I will be able to have my own. And all that DLC! I can't wait. :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 22, 2011, 08:05:42 am
You know, the most disturbing thought occurred to me the other day.

Really, how long does it take to port a game? I've wondered this since I was a kid, and the answer then? ... About a year.

Well, times have changed a bit since then, but I still kinda wonder how long it takes, programmatically speaking, to port a game. I remember Bayonetta had some problems with this, and I can't remember how long that delayed things... but if I were to guess at the amount of time required to port a game given no previous effort to do so, six months seems rushed. Eight months, maybe at the minimum. But I think I'd be comfortable with ten at least. I mean, I'm no insider by any means, so I don't know for sure, but still...

Eight months since release, and we're getting a port. How many of those months will be spent developing the PS3 version? Did they set aside the full eight months to complete it?

... Did they set aside more?

I mean, even the release date is set in stone. To compare, 7th Dragon 2020 is slated for a Fall release but they haven't set a date for it. Namco's hitting the same season, but what makes them so confident they'll make it by this date?

Something about me wants me to say that maybe, just maybe... a PS3 port was always part of the plan.

Well, it's just a thought that occurred to me, and I know I have nothing to back up my guesses, but still...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 22, 2011, 08:12:27 am
No you're probably right about the planned thing. Namco did the exact same thing with Vesperia (there was data for the character Patty on the 360 disk and she's only playable on the PS3 version), Graces, and Eternal Sonata. Although the gap between the 360 and PS3 version for Idolm@ster 2 is kind of short.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on July 22, 2011, 08:53:00 am
Quote from: Cael K.
Something about me wants me to say that maybe, just maybe... a PS3 port was always part of the plan.

It's a brilliant thought.  Because wasn't that the case with Tales of Vesperia (or Vampire Rain?  I'm trying to find the article again)?  That the game was developed for Xbox because the development costs were low, but it allowed them to port it over to PS3 albeit having to include additional content?  Honestly the idea to make a PS3 Im@s could have been around since 2008 when they announced making a PSP version.  Because after a year of the first game out, they released L4U and then announced SP a couple months later.  I'd have to assume during 2007 they could have been looking at the PS3 but chose to release L4U after a year of the first game, and then the PSP version a year later.  Makes me wonder if they have been investigating a PS3 version since those times but never found a way to do it and seem relevant.  Because you are right to question a date that specific, it might have just been a wait for the right moment sort of thing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Elixir on July 23, 2011, 03:51:44 am
everyone seems to be under the impression that untranslated Japanese material automatically makes the article desirable and amazing because it's inaccessible to them, but really, it's not like that. watch the western jRPG fans praise the shit out of neptune II until it's released into English and then they'll still continue to eat it because westerners will purchase anything that's from Japan and has anime chicks in it. they won't realize that it's actually a remodeled Trinity Universe with a bestiary taken from Cross Edge and a battle system that consists entirely of mashing X and R1, they'll just be consumed by the ability to play the game.

they aren't going to region-lock an evidently mediore, months-old otomege with DLC tacked on. the ps3 version is a cash grab, it's not doing the ps3 userbase a favour or trying to branch into a larger audience. if you think otherwise, that isn't your opinion, you are deluded. the series has been out for years. anyone interested in the series would have taken measures to play the games already. you're playing another console's hand-me-downs with DLC attached only because Sony won't allow games from the 360 to be ported without additional content. as for additional content itself? it's a new difficulty level.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Scotty on July 23, 2011, 10:20:08 am
Well, aren't we keeping it super real?

Point is, it's headed to the PS3. It will sell. And people who haven't played it before will do so now. You can give me all the facts and statistics in the world, and it won't keep this from being fact. So no, I'm not deluded for thinking otherwise, I'm using my brain. You basically contradicted yourself as soon as you said it was a cash grab. Duh, yes, everyone knows. Thus the larger audience.

Say I didn't want a 360. This one game interests me, but I'm not going to shell out the money for a console for it. It only interests me, I'm not dying for it. Now I can get it, since it's headed for the PS3. And hey, I might even actually like it, despite it being 'mediore', and less than a year old. Call me nuts.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on July 23, 2011, 04:27:03 pm
Limited edtion box, Gravure for you and the preview of the ps3 release in HD for download
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/386/386008/
Dat haruka (;´Д`)ハァハァ/lァ/lァ/ヽァ/ヽァ ノ \ア ノ \ア / \ ア / \ ア
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 23, 2011, 07:56:26 pm
Ready's dance seems kind of... static. There's not much movement and what little there is is very simple. I still like the song and it's only a preview so whatever~

That gravure thing seems like fun. New PS3 wallpaper for me. XD Ha ha.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on July 23, 2011, 07:58:59 pm
Wow. I'm away from home right now so I've not been checking the forum but while shopping for figures on amiami I noticed the limited edition box. I thought ps3 was a typo. I have an xbox but I would rather have the ps3 exclusives. Cannot wait!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on July 23, 2011, 09:55:39 pm
So this might just be wishful thinking on my part, but in the full PS3 commercial about 40 seconds into the video does that dance in the bottom left corner of the screen before Iori does her rival burst look like the Overmaster dance arranged for 3 idols?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 23, 2011, 10:17:30 pm
So this might just be wishful thinking on my part, but in the full PS3 commercial about 40 seconds into the video does that dance in the bottom left corner of the screen before Iori does her rival burst look like the Overmaster dance arranged for 3 idols?

The dance is familiar but I can't place it. I think it might just be a currently-in-game song.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on July 23, 2011, 10:28:33 pm
I thought that it looked familiar as well, so I've been watching all the dances trying to spot that particular move. No luck as of yet on placing the dance. I'm going to feel really stupid if it ends up being a dance that's already in the game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 23, 2011, 10:37:04 pm
The dance is familiar but I can't place it. I think it might just be a currently-in-game song.
I don't recognize that dance at all (it isn't Overmaster unless they changed parts of the coreography for trios like they did LOBM). I'm not thinking into the DS category because what are the odds of those songs showing up anywhere but it could just be a new song...either way, hooray, something new.

I really wonder how DLC is going to work from here on out...it'll be really cost-inefficient to own both versions of the game. While I doubt Xbox360 DLC will drop in prices any because of this (unfortunately), if they charge 1200MSP for READY!! I will personally swim to Japan and smack the NBGI CEO in the head.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on July 24, 2011, 12:10:06 am
Hmm, speaking of, who wants to bet that READY will be the DLC for this month?

As for the dance, I don't recognize it. Or maybe it's a song I don't use as much.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 24, 2011, 12:19:26 am
Hmm, speaking of, who wants to bet that READY will be the DLC for this month?

As for the dance, I don't recognize it. Or maybe it's a song I don't use as much.

It might be the month after/couple of months to try and keep it mildly exclusive or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on July 24, 2011, 02:59:19 am
You know, the most disturbing thought occurred to me the other day.

Really, how long does it take to port a game? I've wondered this since I was a kid, and the answer then? ... About a year.

Well, times have changed a bit since then, but I still kinda wonder how long it takes, programmatically speaking, to port a game. I remember Bayonetta had some problems with this, and I can't remember how long that delayed things... but if I were to guess at the amount of time required to port a game given no previous effort to do so, six months seems rushed. Eight months, maybe at the minimum. But I think I'd be comfortable with ten at least. I mean, I'm no insider by any means, so I don't know for sure, but still...

Eight months since release, and we're getting a port. How many of those months will be spent developing the PS3 version? Did they set aside the full eight months to complete it?

... Did they set aside more?

I mean, even the release date is set in stone. To compare, 7th Dragon 2020 is slated for a Fall release but they haven't set a date for it. Namco's hitting the same season, but what makes them so confident they'll make it by this date?

Something about me wants me to say that maybe, just maybe... a PS3 port was always part of the plan.

Well, it's just a thought that occurred to me, and I know I have nothing to back up my guesses, but still...

No, you are quite correct - even the fastest porting is usually 9.

Then again I've been busy (and sitting on, for legal reasons) a fair bit of information. As I said earlier, the date they picked was VERY, VERY specific. They don't like being sued for breech of contract either.

I still expect the knives to come out either way.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 24, 2011, 03:32:53 am
Quote
Session Start: Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 2011
Session Ident: #Idolmaster
[22:11] <~AmamiHaruka> http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-326.html
[22:19] <~AmamiHaruka> this pv is a troll
[22:20] <~AmamiHaruka> the anime will have miki and stocking cartoon network artstyle
[22:30] <~AmamiHaruka> ANN says Aniplex, which is still good.
[22:31] <%BT2> aniplex
[22:31] <%BT2> wasnt that a company under sony?
[22:31] <ScottyT14> iM@S 2 PS3 port confirmed then.
[22:32] <%BT2> :|
[22:32] <~AmamiHaruka> Aniplex Inc. (株式会社アニプレックス Kabushiki Gaisha Anipurekkusu?), formerly known as Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Visual Works Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Visual Works Inc., is a Japanese anime and music production and distribution enterprise owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan and established in January 1997.
[22:33] <~AmamiHaruka> X360 is already dead in japan then
[22:35] <~AmamiHaruka> <DeadHouseParty> aniplex isn't an animation company
[22:35] <~AmamiHaruka> <DeadHouseParty> animplex is like bandai
[22:35] <~AmamiHaruka> <DeadHouseParty> they're producers
[22:35] <~AmamiHaruka> gainax still in the game then?
[22:39] <ScottyT14> Shut up and take my money!
And on 1/27 we learned from hamuzou961 that A-1'd animate the thing in the anime topic.

Quote
Session Start: Sun Jul 24 00:00:00 2011
Session Ident: #Idolmaster
[03:16] <BT2> so liek
[03:17] <BT2> NBGI announced the anime before iM@S2 got released on the 360.
[03:17] <BT2> iM@S anime is animated by A-1.
[03:17] <BT2> A-1 is a subsidiary of Aniplex.
[03:17] <BT2> Aniplex is owned by Sony.
[03:17] <BT2> Sony has a console called the PS3.
[03:18] <BT2> Anime aired on tv.
[03:18] <BT2> PS3 game announcement a bit after the anime first aired.
[03:18] <BT2> Anime and PS3 rage/hype 'cheaply' promotes eachother.
[03:18] <BT2> The PS3LE comes with BD vol 1 of the anime.
[03:18] <BT2> So suspicious
[03:18] <[1]Kyo> :|
[03:18] <BT2> NBGI intended to betray MS from the start, or during production of the 360 game, in favor of Sony.
[03:18] <Magenta> it's not suspicious in the slightest
[03:18] <Magenta> nbgi always does this
[03:18] <Magenta> i dunno if you follow the tales series
[03:19] <BT2> i know
[03:19] <[1]Kyo> gg bumco
[03:19] <Magenta> but both vesperia and graces had releases on other consoles before going to ps3
[03:19] <Magenta> both were planned from the start
[03:19] <Magenta> vesperia literally even had hooks that basically said "there's meant to be content here, but we're saving that for the next version :D"
[03:19] <BT2> steal MS's money by being an exclusive first
[03:19] <BT2> sasuga bumco
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on July 24, 2011, 05:04:33 am
Do you think it will work on the PS3 for the US?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on July 24, 2011, 05:12:19 am
Do you think it will work on the PS3 for the US?
as we've said quite a few times in this thread, it SHOULD.
unless namco decides to be a bunch of jerks and region lock it for silly reasons or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on July 24, 2011, 07:41:36 am
Do you think it will work on the PS3 for the US?

*looks at avatar*

ಠ_ಠ
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on July 24, 2011, 08:35:39 pm
Quote
*looks at avatar*

ಠ_ಠ

LOL I'M SORRY!! Don't hurt me!!! DX

XD I'll change it if you would like.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on July 24, 2011, 11:45:05 pm
LOL I'M SORRY!! Don't hurt me!!! DX

XD I'll change it if you would like.

Lol it's ok. It's no big deal.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 25, 2011, 12:26:45 am
Disturbing thought number 2. From CEDEC 2010 (31 August - 2 September).

7:50 - Clockwise, from top left: new shader, post-processing, self-shadowing, five idols, 4x multi-sampling anti-aliasing, 60 fps. The caption: To reduce increasing load, all these systems must be redone... and he adds the fact that they scrapped them completely. As an aside, the details will not be in next month's Gemaga, even if they say they're revealing secrets.

9:00 - Pretty much everything changed. I think he says they stopped using the middleware they were using, and data formats for models and such changed around. Some people are saying this is why the game isn't coming out on the PS3, which I think is... not entirely right.

Maezawa: "We couldn't call this Idolmaster 2 if we didn't remake the everything from the ground up!"
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11972169 (~9:20)

All those comments that said the complete system overhaul was why the game couldn't be ported to the PS3? ... I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it could be the exact reason it could be ported instead...

Also, some comments around Nico point to the official page's artwork.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/

They say there's some very suspicious screen real estate not being used right smack dab center of the pic. Nobody's in the center - Ami and Mami are to either side of the center line, and so are Iori and Haruka. It's like you could stick a face right under Haruka's arm...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on July 25, 2011, 12:45:56 am
Also, some comments around Nico point to the official page's artwork.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/

They say there's some very suspicious screen real estate not being used right smack dab center of the pic. Nobody's in the center - Ami and Mami are to either side of the center line, and so are Iori and Haruka. It's like you could stick a face right under Haruka's arm...

Whoa, you're right!  You could stick an idol in there... a small one, at least.  Can't wait to see what kind of speculatory images Nico will come up with.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 25, 2011, 01:01:54 am
Also, some comments around Nico point to the official page's artwork.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/

They say there's some very suspicious screen real estate not being used right smack dab center of the pic. Nobody's in the center - Ami and Mami are to either side of the center line, and so are Iori and Haruka. It's like you could stick a face right under Haruka's arm...

I...can't unsee it and now it looks really odd. I think it might just be funky/not thought out artwork or something and people are thinking too much into things.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on July 25, 2011, 01:28:08 am

Also, some comments around Nico point to the official page's artwork.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/

They say there's some very suspicious screen real estate not being used right smack dab center of the pic. Nobody's in the center - Ami and Mami are to either side of the center line, and so are Iori and Haruka. It's like you could stick a face right under Haruka's arm...

It does seem kind of strange to have a space like that there, but I think people are just putting too much thought into things. Mere speculation.

...Unless Bamco decides to throw something unexpected into our faces in the PS3 version, like an additional scene at the end foreshadowing a new idol joining 765pro. Just an idea.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on July 25, 2011, 02:44:50 am
I'm now getting a Vesperia Patty vibe from that now...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on July 25, 2011, 03:28:14 am
I dunno. I think they just wanted some symetry, well the most you can get with an odd number of Idols. Okay, Symetry may not be the word I'm looking for, but I'm not sure what a term to use would be...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 25, 2011, 03:56:54 am
Also, some comments around Nico point to the official page's artwork.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/

They say there's some very suspicious screen real estate not being used right smack dab center of the pic. Nobody's in the center - Ami and Mami are to either side of the center line, and so are Iori and Haruka. It's like you could stick a face right under Haruka's arm...
Now, this...I would normally be like "squeee! a new PS3 idollll!!" and be kinda excited but my only issue with that related to this artwork is, well...to make a new character in a franchise, and make them worth the effort of making a new character, you need to put them in a very main / noticeable position. (i.e. how Miki is the "second main" character, Takane and Hibiki were introduced along with a whole new rival company/system/whatever, very flashy and hard to 'ignore', per se...actually, that's 961 for you in a nutshell)

The more I stare at it, the more I do see -just- enough space for an idol there but it seems like no matter how I think of it, unless she's pretty small she'd block out part of Haruka or Iori or maybe if she's big she'll block out both! Even then, there's not much space for her on the box, unless they put her on the side with Makoto, Yukiho, etc. etc. or redesign the whole box anyway since it probably isn't a final design...

...of course, they could've put the idols in off-center circles because the new game is all about Danketsu, too. Depending on what they did with her, a new idol could be fun, though~ I wonder what she'd be like.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on July 25, 2011, 05:02:26 am
Interesting thought, although I suppose wouldn't they have just put a silhouette there?  If they were to have a new character anyways.

I think the pillow is just being used as negative space to highlight Haruka in that image, to remind people that she's the flagship idol.  Since she has a pillow on both sides of her, your eyes are drawn to where she is in the image amongst all the idols.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on July 25, 2011, 05:46:40 am
If there really was another character, wouldn't they already be talking about it? You know, sort of the benefits as to why to buy the PS3 version on top of the ones they've already announced? There's also the fact that there's 13 girls in that picture. That's an odd number and there isn't really a way to create perfect symmetry. I don't think that space in the middle is that large either.

Of course, we ARE talking about Bandai Namco so you never know, but I'm skeptical until I hear otherwise.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 25, 2011, 05:51:37 am
Nope, with the Tales series they announced all the major extras for the PS3 port from the get go. For Vesperia it was Patty and Flynn, two new playable characters, and for Graces f it was extra end game content with new costumes and a playable Richard.

The only way I'd reason a new character if it was DLC, but really, it'd be unrelated to that picture.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on July 25, 2011, 05:56:03 am
 As an extra note: If they really add extra characters through DLC, they have quite a few that would need to be added first and/or would sell better than a new one; namely, Kotori, Eri, Ai, Yumeko, Cineria, and maybe Ryo. Sure, the game wasn't as good as the others, but their inclusion in the anime, to a degree, shows that the characters(at least, the main ones of the game) haven't been forgotten.

 Also, I'd really want to see the Maou Angel girls as DLC, even if as a rival group a la Project Jupiter, with only one or two songs. Just having Tomomi in the idolmaster 2 graphics would be worth it, no matter the price.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on July 25, 2011, 06:00:12 am
As an extra note: If they really add extra characters through DLC, they have quite a few that would need to be added first and/or would sell better than a new one; namely, Kotori, Eri, Ai, Yumeko, Cineria, and maybe Ryo. Sure, the game wasn't as good as the others, but their inclusion in the anime, to a degree, shows that the characters(at least, the main ones of the game) haven't been forgotten.


I would love to see Kotori or 867 productions as DLC idols. <3 Although, it would be cool to create your own idol. But...that's just wishful thinking.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 25, 2011, 06:01:39 am
As an extra note: If they really add extra characters through DLC, they have quite a few that would need to be added first and/or would sell better than a new one; namely, Kotori, Eri, Ai, Yumeko, Cineria, and maybe Ryo. Sure, the game wasn't as good as the others, but their inclusion in the anime, to a degree, shows that the characters(at least, the main ones of the game) haven't been forgotten.
...wait wait, what did I miss? Were any of those characters besides Kotori in the anime? o_0

If they actually did include 876 characters in some sort of iM@S console game, it would be a definite-buy...I know the DS game itself was a flop but the very idols who introduced to us 2nd Vision have been buried XDD That being said, Ryo might not float as well with the dating-sim-esque-ness of the game. I don't think many male producers would want to have that trap falling over them...but I've been wrong before. :D *shot*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on July 25, 2011, 06:24:02 am
 They haven't shown up but, apparently...
according to a leak, Jupiter won't be featured in the anime. Instead we get a lil' bit of 876.

 I included Yumeko and Cineria for the sake of politeness/completeness, and that the two seem to be pretty popular despite being bit characters. (I know that Cineria has hacks including her for SP...)
 I sort-of doubt Ryo would be featured, but maybe the DLC will have him included in a few events or something? Maybe running errands for his cousin or something? I don't know. I'd like to see him sing the Jupiter songs, though. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 25, 2011, 06:34:14 am
...wait wait, what did I miss? Were any of those characters besides Kotori in the anime? o_0

If they actually did include 876 characters in some sort of iM@S console game, it would be a definite-buy...I know the DS game itself was a flop but the very idols who introduced to us 2nd Vision have been buried XDD That being said, Ryo might not float as well with the dating-sim-esque-ness of the game. I don't think many male producers would want to have that trap falling over them...but I've been wrong before. :D *shot*
They weren't.
Some people are deluding themselves and assumed there was a cameo of the 876 trio just because a certain article had a balloon with "hello" in it. Just because it says "hello" doesn't make them 876Pro, it's just some random english. That and/ or people don't know how the DS chars look like.
Also, for some reason traps are quite popular in area 11 and there's still the Ryo eternal pierrot bad end..

(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m631/bakat2/2a.jpg)

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 25, 2011, 03:38:27 pm
Hmm... I want a second outfit for Jupiter in the PS3 Version! X3 Something that suits to Koi wo Hajimeyou.... *shot*

I said nothing!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on July 25, 2011, 04:24:32 pm
Hmm... I want a second outfit for Jupiter in the PS3 Version! X3 Something that suits to Koi wo Hajimeyou.... *shot*

I said nothing!
(*imagines Jupiter G4U version.*)

Hahaha...Well, I heard that people are now demanding for Jupiter to appear more in the PS3 version. (That also includes many theories of R.K. being able to produce again and additional Jupiter related- *shot*)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 25, 2011, 04:50:42 pm
(*imagines Jupiter G4U version.*)

Hahaha...Well, I heard that people are now demanding for Jupiter to appear more in the PS3 version. (That also includes many theories of R.K. being able to produce again and additional Jupiter related- *shot*)

Jupiter in G4U... *imagines it too* Holy shit... *nosebleed + shot*

Oh let's pray for it that Bamco does this! *shot again*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 25, 2011, 04:53:03 pm
Well, heck. If they're doing little mini-things like Gravure 4 U, they could probably squeeze out something like that for Jupiter. Non-attached to the game, so fans couldn't complain about it.

Well...fans could always complain about it, but they wouldn't have to touch it.

I wouldn't hold my breath just waiting for them to do something more with Jupiter, though XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neruibara on July 26, 2011, 01:07:23 am
I'm definitely looking forward to this release. I've wanted to play Im@s for so long, but it would have been a waste of my money to buy a jp 360 for just one game. Now I can finally play it. I'm also being cautiously optimistic about what they can do with Im@s on the ps3. There is so much room on the ps3 disc, so they can fit a lot more content in. There is potential for Im@s on the ps3, but I'm just happy that I'll be able to play it . . . after I save up of course.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on July 28, 2011, 11:11:28 am
I heard that people are complaining about how 360 users have to waste money on MSP to get their DLC costumes and the PS3 users can get the 1st - 3rd DLC costumes for free. (They also think it's not fair in many ways.)

Anyways, photo dump!
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/047.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/021.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/025.jpg)(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/026.jpg)(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/017.jpg)(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/023.jpg)(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/024.jpg)(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/022.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/016.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/018.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/015.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/019.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/020.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/027.jpg)
Photos originally from the link below.
http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110727042/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on July 28, 2011, 11:31:04 am
Dear Azusa and Haruka,

Would it be too much to ask if you could grow your hair out?

Thanks,
Cael
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on July 28, 2011, 11:54:39 am
Dear Azusa and Haruka,

Would it be too much to ask if you could grow your hair out?

Thanks,
Cael
To Cael,

If you told them do to that, then it wouldn't be called "iM@S 2" anymore. (At least call it, "iM@S 2.5".)

Yours truly,
Clear
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 28, 2011, 04:47:01 pm
I heard that people are complaining about how 360 users have to waste money on MSP to get their DLC costumes and the PS3 users can get the 1st - 3rd DLC costumes for free. (They also think it's not fair in many ways.)
This is a big "duh". Honestly, think about it. Buying the entire content of each catalog will cost you a minimum of 4500MSP (minus ones that have more than one Extend, or ones with the 300MSP accessories). In USD that'll cost you over $60 (which will only buy you 3500MSP). I'm sure it translates badly from JPY to USD, but even given the increments MSP cards come in, DLC is a bit steep.

So, you have the dedicated fans buying all this stuff every month, and then NBGI turns around and says "j/k lol we're giving it away for free!".

As I haven't bought any DLC, I'm not personally insulted by their act, but I could definitely understand why people would be miffed about that. Though, to me, this also gives less incentive to buy DLC...like, seriously. If the PS3 release is happening it's happening, but essentially all the stuff in the first 3 catalogs has "no value". Who is going to go back and buy that stuff now? :s Though, I'm sure people will buy it if they really want it that badly.

I'm not a supergenius and I didn't think about this a ton before I wrote it out, but WHILE most people can be like "huh...the PS3 game is $100 and it would cost me way more than that to buy 3 catalogs of downloadable content. Get!", it's really inefficient to own both games for the actual gameplay (if NBGI releases catalogs monthly for both systems), unless you stay off of the DLC, of course~

I couldn't imagine NBGI wouldn't take at least somewhat of a hit on their DLC sales for that act, honestly...but then again, fanboys are fanboys, and they could just rage until the next catalog comes out and still proceed to buy everything. XD

</rant> I honestly didn't mean to write that much. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on July 28, 2011, 05:27:52 pm
This is a big "duh". Honestly, think about it. Buying the entire content of each catalog will cost you a minimum of 4500MSP (minus ones that have more than one Extend, or ones with the 300MSP accessories). In USD that'll cost you over $60 (which will only buy you 3500MSP). I'm sure it translates badly from JPY to USD, but even given the increments MSP cards come in, DLC is a bit steep.

So, you have the dedicated fans buying all this stuff every month, and then NBGI turns around and says "j/k lol we're giving it away for free!".

As I haven't bought any DLC, I'm not personally insulted by their act, but I could definitely understand why people would be miffed about that. Though, to me, this also gives less incentive to buy DLC...like, seriously. If the PS3 release is happening it's happening, but essentially all the stuff in the first 3 catalogs has "no value". Who is going to go back and buy that stuff now? :s Though, I'm sure people will buy it if they really want it that badly.

I'm not a supergenius and I didn't think about this a ton before I wrote it out, but WHILE most people can be like "huh...the PS3 game is $100 and it would cost me way more than that to buy 3 catalogs of downloadable content. Get!", it's really inefficient to own both games for the actual gameplay (if NBGI releases catalogs monthly for both systems), unless you stay off of the DLC, of course~

I couldn't imagine NBGI wouldn't take at least somewhat of a hit on their DLC sales for that act, honestly...but then again, fanboys are fanboys, and they could just rage until the next catalog comes out and still proceed to buy everything. XD

</rant> I honestly didn't mean to write that much. XD
Well...There are some fans out there that refuse to buy any of the DLC costumes. (Or 'at least' buy some of the DLC costumes but not the whole thing.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iWant on July 29, 2011, 03:14:16 am
Good thing I didn't buy the game yet. There should be free DLC for people who bought the 360 version and all the current DLC.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on July 29, 2011, 03:43:47 am
Dat Chihaya! <3 <3 <3

I'm in love with all the idols.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Logan on July 29, 2011, 04:02:36 am
Gravure 4 You reminds me of the DOAX games, which come to think of it, would be a cute and fun game to play if it was gonna include everything DOAX does. :D Sadly, I don't think this kind of game will happen, though. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on July 29, 2011, 06:26:47 am
Who is going to go back and buy that stuff now? :s

I personally don't have any DLC yet. I bought a 3500 MSP card recently. It hasn't arrived yet, and when it gets here, it'll be all blown on stuff from catalog 4 (my favorite catalog!). But whenever I buy more MSP after this card is used up, I'll go back and buy stuff from catalogs 1-3 for my 360 version. I don't see any point to buying DLC that I don't care for, and the amount of DLC I want from catalogs 1-3 is less than the cost of the PS3 game.

Well...There are some fans out there that refuse to buy any of the DLC costumes. (Or 'at least' buy some of the DLC costumes but not the whole thing.)

Do you blame them? Honestly, the im@s DLC is ridiculously expensive for DLC. Even when it gets marked down to half off, like all of the im@s 1 and L4U DLC is currently, that's still a lot. And if you're outside of Japan, you have to deal with buying from an importer site usually, and they do mark up prices a little bit (yes, even taking currency exchange difference into account), which makes getting the DLC even more costly.

Think about it. Even 1 300 MSP accessory will easily end up costing you ~$7-8.

Considering the free MSP I get from the Xbox Rewards program and Bing under my US account, I really wish MSP could work across all regions.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 29, 2011, 06:38:01 am
I personally don't have any DLC yet. I bought a 3500 MSP card recently. It hasn't arrived yet, and when it gets here, it'll be all blown on stuff from catalog 4 (my favorite catalog!). But whenever I buy more MSP after this card is used up, I'll go back and buy stuff from catalogs 1-3 for my 360 version. I don't see any point to buying DLC that I don't care for, and the amount of DLC I want from catalogs 1-3 is less than the cost of the PS3 game.
Well, valid point. It's just not worth it to go back and buy full catalogs for the bonus DLC anymore...not at the prices they're at XD

I hate to constantly complain about the cost of DLC I probably wouldn't if I wasn't broke 100% of the time, but I honestly think it's a bit too much. Wish we could summon the minds of the Japanese fanbase and cause a DLC-strike of sorts to get the prices down :P

I wonder if they'll cut prices on 360 DLC on the first 3 catalogs with the release of the PS3 version in October...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DancingMari on July 29, 2011, 09:29:37 am
I just have a quick (and very important) question...
I just read on youtube that the PS3 version is region free...
can someone tell me if that is true?
because if it is, I will explode from happiness. D:
ALL OF THE HAPPINESS. :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on July 29, 2011, 09:35:52 am
The PS3 is indeed region free. Throughout the topic people voiced their worries that game companies are now able to region lock their games' discs. It's possible they'll do so with Idolm@ster 2, but I personally think they won't region lock it, given Namco's history with their games (none of them have been region locked).

If you want to be sure, wait for Tales of Xillia (another Namco game) to come out in early September, about two or so months before IM@S2 does. If it's not region locked, it's likely IM@S2 won't be either.

Besides that whole potential region locking thing, I've played with two Japanese PS3 games on my American PS3 just fine.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on July 29, 2011, 04:26:01 pm
Quote
The PS3 is indeed region free. Throughout the topic people voiced their worries that game companies are now able to region lock their games' discs. It's possible they'll do so with Idolm@ster 2, but I personally think they won't region lock it, given Namco's history with their games (none of them have been region locked).

If you want to be sure, wait for Tales of Xillia (another Namco game) to come out in early September, about two or so months before IM@S2 does. If it's not region locked, it's likely IM@S2 won't be either.

Besides that whole potential region locking thing, I've played with two Japanese PS3 games on my American PS3 just fine.

Now all we need to know is if our North American PS3s will read the disc....

Let's hope so!!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on July 29, 2011, 07:22:25 pm
With that whole region thing kept in mind...
did they say anything about an "asian" release?

I would like to get the asian version v. the japanese version just so that I don't have to make a new account for the dlc.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TomboyFetish on July 31, 2011, 08:14:11 am
I noticed play-asia started taking pre-orders.
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html

Anyone know if this is the version that comes with Gravure4You and all the other cool stuff?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 31, 2011, 11:02:06 am
I noticed play-asia started taking pre-orders.
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html

Anyone know if this is the version that comes with Gravure4You and all the other cool stuff?
Doesn't the Gravure 4 U thing come in the normal edition?

Anyhow, for $89 this is without a doubt the normal edition. Here is the limited edition (http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2_Limited_Edition/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj3.html), not open for pre-orders as of yet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on July 31, 2011, 03:39:42 pm
G4U won't be in the regular version cause it's the only real reason why anyone'd want to buy the LE even if they don't want the anime ep 1-2 CLE BD set.
Seriously, the game's LE is just a repackaging of the game with reversable cover and the CLE aniM@S 1st BD and you'd be getting G4U, game OST, some images and the i-GRA magazine for 4k extra.

Also again, what's wrong with amiami?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on July 31, 2011, 08:03:43 pm
I was ordering stuff from play-asia/yes-asia (can't remember which) long before I heard of amiami, and I haven't gotten their English ordering page to work yet.  The free shipping option works for me since I'm usually not in a rush.  I may try amiami again the next time I feel like ordering something.

I guess I'll have to miss out on G4U.  I don't feel like fighting the masses for a limited edition.  Maybe people will share their images/videos?  ^^;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on July 31, 2011, 09:12:23 pm
I was always ordering via Yesasia and will do... because you don't need to pay extra for the shipping. I don't touch other Online shops, only if I want something special...

And for IM@S2: I can live with the Normal Edition... Don't need all that fancy stuff like G4U or the Anime in BD :3 Well... it would be sad for the OST but it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on July 31, 2011, 11:01:21 pm
When the time comes it's highly likely I'll be using AmiAmi. I've ordered from it before with no problem whatsoever yet Play-Asia has epically cocked up the first and only thing I've ordered from it, to the point I think I might aswell have put that £50 down the drain.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TomboyFetish on August 01, 2011, 12:36:22 am
Looks like I'll have to wait and see the price for the LE then, because I was really intent on getting G4U, at the very least for being an extension of iM@S that I can fully enjoy without needing a full translation.

Also so I can get a saucy Makoto wallpaper for my PS3 =3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 01, 2011, 12:41:03 am
You know, they advertised G4U to use on your PS3 wallpaper, and it extended out to computers and etc. etc.

Couldn't you just download one uploaded by someone else and put it on your PS3? I mean...my PS3 was primarily used by my brother and since he moved out it (more or less) collects dust so I don't know all its ins and outs, but you can use external pictures for wallpaper on a PSP for sure...

like, if you can upload pictures from G4U, I'm sure someone's going to upload a ton of them, and then everyone has free G4U wallpapers except the guy who uploaded 'em...

then again, I could be taking it too lightly XDD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on August 01, 2011, 01:09:29 am


Also so I can get a saucy Makoto wallpaper for my PS3 =3

Spare a few wallpapers my way, bloke.
^w^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 01, 2011, 02:09:46 am
You know, they advertised G4U to use on your PS3 wallpaper, and it extended out to computers and etc. etc.

Couldn't you just download one uploaded by someone else and put it on your PS3? I mean...my PS3 was primarily used by my brother and since he moved out it (more or less) collects dust so I don't know all its ins and outs, but you can use external pictures for wallpaper on a PSP for sure...

like, if you can upload pictures from G4U, I'm sure someone's going to upload a ton of them, and then everyone has free G4U wallpapers except the guy who uploaded 'em...

then again, I could be taking it too lightly XDD

It'd be awesome if you could do the same thing for in game screenshots/videos you save.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 01, 2011, 02:20:53 am
It'd be awesome if you could do the same thing for in game screenshots/videos you save.
I bet they will do it for the screenshots (a la Project Diva?), though I'm not sure about the videos. I think when you save replays, it just saves the idol info/voice data, costume, accessory, and camera movements -- that is, not all of them compressed into a video. I think. So in actuality, you can't export your replays directly as videos because they -aren't- videos, but the elements of said specific video set to re-play.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 01, 2011, 02:24:21 am
Couldn't you just download one uploaded by someone else and put it on your PS3? I mean...my PS3 was primarily used by my brother and since he moved out it (more or less) collects dust so I don't know all its ins and outs, but you can use external pictures for wallpaper on a PSP for sure...

The PV already showed us that images taken are saved as jpgs(?), most probably@1280x720p, and saved on the PS3's HDD. Transfering and resizing should be easy enough.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on August 01, 2011, 03:14:20 am
Couldn't you just download one uploaded by someone else and put it on your PS3? I mean...my PS3 was primarily used by my brother and since he moved out it (more or less) collects dust so I don't know all its ins and outs, but you can use external pictures for wallpaper on a PSP for sure...
As long as you save them to the PS3, the images will show up under the photos xmb section in a folder and you can select to use it as a background from there like on the PSP. I haven't done it in a while on either of the two, but I'm pretty sure that's the basic gist of how you do it.

G4U might also do what PJD does where it makes a folder for itself in the photos section and you can just grab them from there. But yeah, you can easily get the image file onto another ps3 and use it as a background.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 01, 2011, 08:38:37 pm
@The play asia vs. amiami topic: Amiami never works for me. I always have to convert the price, it has issues with my money and is just a pain i nthe fucking ass for me. I prefer play asia because simple is nice.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on August 01, 2011, 11:51:31 pm
@The play asia vs. amiami topic: Amiami never works for me. I always have to convert the price, it has issues with my money and is just a pain i nthe fucking ass for me. I prefer play asia because simple is nice.

I'd be more wondering if someone was trying to push one over the other that the party is being paid to do so - but then again I'm used to that sort of thing. Granted I've also dealt with all sorts of technological evangelists in my line of work and I tend to find that that it's always somewhere inbetween, so take that statement as you will.

People will take a company they trust and/or done business with before, because of the fact that they're familiar with it. Convienence, familiarity, trust and ease of use are things people will pay money for - cheapest price isn't always the final factor.

Granted, I'm not taking any of the methods, since I've a different route to take (with a few signatures too), but that's the perks of being in the naturally nosy industry.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 02, 2011, 01:57:51 am
I'd be more wondering if someone was trying to push one over the other that the party is being paid to do so - but then again I'm used to that sort of thing. Granted I've also dealt with all sorts of technological evangelists in my line of work and I tend to find that that it's always somewhere inbetween, so take that statement as you will.

People will take a company they trust and/or done business with before, because of the fact that they're familiar with it. Convienence, familiarity, trust and ease of use are things people will pay money for - cheapest price isn't always the final factor.

Granted, I'm not taking any of the methods, since I've a different route to take (with a few signatures too), but that's the perks of being in the naturally nosy industry.
I suppose your right, there.
In hindsight, i guess the msot important thing is that the fans get the game, no matter where you buy it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 02, 2011, 07:42:22 am
@ the Play Asia vs Amiami thing
My problem with Play Asia is that I ordered the game on my birthday (May 9th) and it never showed up so I asked for a refund around the middle of July and they have still not given the money back. I am not sure if it was supposed to take that long, maybe I'm just impatient.

I am not sure if Amiami is any better but I am willing to try.

On-topic:
I hope that I can order this, looks awesome.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 02, 2011, 07:37:22 pm
Here's a topic: Limited edition or regular edition? I think I'm going to go with regular seeing how damn expensive the limited edition is. I mean it's like $200 give or take, I'm not about to murder my wallet =^=
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 02, 2011, 07:56:13 pm
I really want the Limited Edition but it's too expensive... (it doesn't matter from where you order it, it is TOO expensive)
So I'm buying the Normal Edition... >-<
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on August 02, 2011, 08:06:44 pm
Here's a topic: Limited edition or regular edition? I think I'm going to go with regular seeing how damn expensive the limited edition is. I mean it's like $200 give or take, I'm not about to murder my wallet =^=
agreed. while all the extra stuff is nice, I don't think it's worth spending pretty much an entire paycheck of mine on it. ;w;

I still have to go and order it, I've been forgetting haha.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 02, 2011, 08:09:05 pm
Limited edition here!
Although I wish it came with more stuff...(^^;; Sorry, I am needy) preferably a keychain or figure or something of the sorts!

If I wanted normal edition (or even the xbox limited edition) I could buy it wayyyy cheaper for xbox...so I'm going all out for the ps3 version.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 03, 2011, 01:31:13 am
Here's a topic: Limited edition or regular edition? I think I'm going to go with regular seeing how damn expensive the limited edition is. I mean it's like $200 give or take, I'm not about to murder my wallet =^=

That was when the exchange rate was good. At ~75 yen to the dollar, divide the price by three, add it again to the price, and divide by 100.

(19800 + (19800 / 3)) / 100 = (19800 + 6600) / 100 = 26400 / 100 = 264 USD. Now add shipping and deputy fees (if any).

I would like to point out that getting games used is often cheaper than getting them new especially if you wait a few months, and that around release, I can totally see vendors hiking the price to like 29000 yen or something outrageous.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 03, 2011, 02:29:33 am
That was when the exchange rate was good. At ~75 yen to the dollar, divide the price by three, add it again to the price, and divide by 100.

(19800 + (19800 / 3)) / 100 = (19800 + 6600) / 100 = 26400 / 100 = 264 USD. Now add shipping and deputy fees (if any).

I would like to point out that getting games used is often cheaper than getting them new especially if you wait a few months, and that around release, I can totally see vendors hiking the price to like 29000 yen or something outrageous.

As much as I'd love getting the limited edition, it's just too much $ for me. I tend to wait a few months before getting a game instead of getting them at release (unless the game is only having limited quantities released.) I agree, it's cheaper that way. ^^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 03, 2011, 10:27:38 am
@ the Play Asia vs Amiami thing
My problem with Play Asia is that I ordered the game on my birthday (May 9th) and it never showed up so I asked for a refund around the middle of July and they have still not given the money back. I am not sure if it was supposed to take that long, maybe I'm just impatient.

I've been buying from PlayAsia for years and I haven't had a problem with them. However, I've never had to deal with their customer service, as the postal services have never lost my packages shipped from them. I'd suggest to try contacting them again for that refund.

Since I'm not getting the PS3 version, I am looking forward to people here getting it. I'm curious if there's anything else new in the game that they haven't mentioned yet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 03, 2011, 11:11:52 am
@ the Play Asia vs Amiami thing
My problem with Play Asia is that I ordered the game on my birthday (May 9th) and it never showed up so I asked for a refund around the middle of July and they have still not given the money back. I am not sure if it was supposed to take that long, maybe I'm just impatient.

I am not sure if Amiami is any better but I am willing to try.

On-topic:
I hope that I can order this, looks awesome.
It's odd...I, like DJStarstryker, have been ordering from Play-Asia for quite some time.

However, I brutally abuse their customer service feature whenever a package is late / not shipped on time / payment junk / pretty much anything and I always get great service, even when I'm bothering them for what's essentially nothing.

Even with the default slow shipping, it shouldn't take anything over...I'd say a month max to get from HK to you. Unless the package gets trapped in customs or something; I had an insured package with tracking shipped to me from overseas and they totally lost it in customs (...I think), tracking number thus voided.

I think that Play-Asia themselves can't (or are not obligated to) refund your money if it's the mail service that ate it, especially if the package doesn't have tracking/insurance. It's hard to say for sure because I'm not a pro on these technicalities, but I hope that you can get your hands on your package somehow or another :\
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on August 03, 2011, 02:02:46 pm
It's odd...I, like DJStarstryker, have been ordering from Play-Asia for quite some time.

However, I brutally abuse their customer service feature whenever a package is late / not shipped on time / payment junk / pretty much anything and I always get great service, even when I'm bothering them for what's essentially nothing.

Even with the default slow shipping, it shouldn't take anything over...I'd say a month max to get from HK to you. Unless the package gets trapped in customs or something; I had an insured package with tracking shipped to me from overseas and they totally lost it in customs (...I think), tracking number thus voided.

I think that Play-Asia themselves can't (or are not obligated to) refund your money if it's the mail service that ate it, especially if the package doesn't have tracking/insurance. It's hard to say for sure because I'm not a pro on these technicalities, but I hope that you can get your hands on your package somehow or another :\

I should be contacting them again soon about my missing package. They responded pretty quickly and everything and I understand why they wouldn't have to refund, but seeing so many people here and in other places have issues with it puts me right off ordering again unless they're the only place with what I'm looking for (like they were with what I ordered).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on August 03, 2011, 09:40:21 pm
If I wish to buy G4U! on it's own, how much do you think people will sell it for?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nowano on August 04, 2011, 09:52:37 am
G4U Gameplay video...More like photo shooting video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 04, 2011, 10:29:20 am
G4U Gameplay video...More like photo shooting video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI)
Wow! Looks pretty nice! ^-^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on August 04, 2011, 10:52:33 am
http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110803089/
The video for download
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 04, 2011, 11:30:36 am
G4U Gameplay video...More like photo shooting video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI)

Dang, I want this, but I likely won't be able to afford the limited edition, especially with the exchange rate being so bad. :P I wonder if they'll sell G4U! separately later on too...

I like how you can have a set playlist while you're taking photos, including the old songs. I wonder if you can take photos in a different setting than the beach and with different outfits? Or the possibility to have more than 1 idol in a photo? Maybe it's something they haven't shown us yet, or possible downloadable content for later. Way to make more money NBGI...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on August 04, 2011, 01:33:22 pm
G4U Gameplay video...More like photo shooting video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDZAshm4lEI)

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGG
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 04, 2011, 04:47:38 pm
I like how you can have a set playlist while you're taking photos, including the old songs. I wonder if you can take photos in a different setting than the beach and with different outfits? Or the possibility to have more than 1 idol in a photo? Maybe it's something they haven't shown us yet, or possible downloadable content for later. Way to make more money NBGI...
I'd think it's only the beach and only the swimsuits -- that being said "Gravure For You" doesn't really set that in stone by itself, does it? Whenever I hear "Gravure" I only think of the only ways I've ever seen "gravure idols" (in swimsuits) and the gravure swimsuit from iM@S.

I think it would be great for them to release something like this with just the normal stage clothes and/or the normal stages. Or their casuals, even. From watching the gameplay video, it actually kinda looks like fun. But I wouldn't pay extra for it unless it did have more stages/costumes/etc. Come ON, NBGI. I know it's summer but do less stuff with swimsuits D:

Oh, but I do want to know if you can pick what idol is singing what song, or if it's all preset. And why "I WANT" is now "HARUKA RedMIX"?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on August 04, 2011, 05:09:49 pm
The fact it's G4U Vol. 1 makes me think it's yet another DLC mine. Though, if a future update gave me different locations and outfits I wouldn't complain - maybe based around seasonal things?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 04, 2011, 06:20:19 pm
After watching the video I'm a bit convinced...Although, does it allow you to set realistic camera settings. If you look carefully in the photo with Haruka laying down, there is depth of field, but in the other pictures you can see the background clearly.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 04, 2011, 07:24:22 pm
The video looks nice :3
I want that game too but it's only in the LE of IM@S2 and that's too expensive... Let's hope that Bamco releases the game later but with more locations (not only the beach) and more clothes to choose for the girls to wear for the photo shootings.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: digi162 on August 04, 2011, 10:47:11 pm
And why "I WANT" is now "HARUKA RedMIX"?

Look below the "Now Playing" image, it says it's a DJ MIX, most likely a mix set of Haruka personal/image songs?  However it doesn't help that they cut away to another idol, so no idea if it's just a playlist inside a playlist or something professionally mixed.  Also it doesn't look like you can switch who sings the song around, all the BGMs that played in the preview matched who sings the song on the playlist.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 06, 2011, 04:57:29 am
I stopped it just in time to see the "READY!!" album pic.

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/READY.png)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 06, 2011, 05:05:01 am
Those arrows remind me of the same arrows that pop up every time you get into a random encounter in Last Ranker...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 06, 2011, 12:01:12 pm
I'd think it's only the beach and only the swimsuits -- that being said "Gravure For You" doesn't really set that in stone by itself, does it? Whenever I hear "Gravure" I only think of the only ways I've ever seen "gravure idols" (in swimsuits) and the gravure swimsuit from iM@S.

The definition of a gravure isn't swimsuit. Honestly, a gravure idol is just a model that poses in magazines, calendars, photobooks, idol DVDs, etc. They usually try to dress 'em up sexy, so, yeah, swimsuits are very common. But a model who is posing in a normal schoolgirl outfit can also be called a gravure idol in Japan.

Speaking of which, I do expect one of the volumes to be in a schoolgirl outfit. Which one, however, is the question.

I stopped it just in time to see the "READY!!" album pic.

I find it amusing for some stupid reason that READY!! is next to Ai Like Hamburger. You know, like the hamburger is ready to eat? I imagine Yayoi's eyes growing as big as her head in excitement.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 06, 2011, 06:25:57 pm
Look below the "Now Playing" image, it says it's a DJ MIX, most likely a mix set of Haruka personal/image songs?  However it doesn't help that they cut away to another idol, so no idea if it's just a playlist inside a playlist or something professionally mixed.  Also it doesn't look like you can switch who sings the song around, all the BGMs that played in the preview matched who sings the song on the playlist.
It would be really nice if it was something professionally mixed...that'd be awesome XD Better than it being a playlist in a playlist, but I'm not going to get my hopes up too far for that one.

I stopped it just in time to see the "READY!!" album pic.

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/READY.png)
"ARE YOU READY? I'M LADY!"
Is that really how the lyrics go??? :|

The definition of a gravure isn't swimsuit. Honestly, a gravure idol is just a model that poses in magazines, calendars, photobooks, idol DVDs, etc. They usually try to dress 'em up sexy, so, yeah, swimsuits are very common. But a model who is posing in a normal schoolgirl outfit can also be called a gravure idol in Japan.

Speaking of which, I do expect one of the volumes to be in a schoolgirl outfit. Which one, however, is the question.
I'd buy a schoolgirl outfit one...though, I guess it really does depend on which one. My favorite iM@S school uniform is gone, I think XD I wonder if they'll ever release G4U's on the 360...

and I'm still dying to know how they'll do DLC for both consoles. Same content for both every month (which would probably mean no READY!! for 360)? Different content meaning exclusive stuff for each version? More and more broke iM@S fans every month? All I'm really hoping for is that they do their price cut on the first 3 catalogs when the PS3 version comes out. It wouldn't make much sense to leave them at full price (or imo any price at all) after October.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 06, 2011, 08:57:50 pm

"ARE YOU READY? I'M LADY!"
Is that really how the lyrics go??? :|

and I'm still dying to know how they'll do DLC for both consoles. Same content for both every month (which would probably mean no READY!! for 360)? Different content meaning exclusive stuff for each version? More and more broke iM@S fans every month? All I'm really hoping for is that they do their price cut on the first 3 catalogs when the PS3 version comes out. It wouldn't make much sense to leave them at full price (or imo any price at all) after October.

"I'M LADY!" Seriously? I thought they were saying, "Are you ready? I'm ready!" Hopefully it's just a typo. XD

Maybe they'll release READY!! for the 360 months after the PS3 release. I think it would be better if they just had the same DLC content in each version, because if you only have one version and they release really good DLC for the other, it kills you inside. Or they could have the same DLC, but stagger their releases, such as the PS3 being one catalog ahead of the 360 (so more people would buy it for that exclusive).
And it's only fair that they cut the prices of DLC Catalogs #1-#3. If you get the DLC for free on the PS3 and it's still at full-price for the 360, that just seems like a slap in the face for 360 users. :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 06, 2011, 08:59:46 pm
They should've give us PS3 users all DLC packs... *shot*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 06, 2011, 09:38:13 pm
They should've give us PS3 users all DLC packs... *shot*

Now now, it would be nice but we can't be too greedy. It's not fair to those who spent a ton of money on DLC who own the 360 version, and NBGI need to make money somehow.  XD Would've been nice to get Kyun! Vampire Girl as a bonus in there though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 06, 2011, 10:06:32 pm
Now now, it would be nice but we can't be too greedy. It's not fair to those who spent a ton of money on DLC who own the 360 version, and NBGI need to make money somehow.  XD Would've been nice to get Kyun! Vampire Girl as a bonus in there though.

It is only a wish... XD But you're right... it could be really nice to get Kyun! Vampire Girl as a bonus... It's one of my favourite DLC songs :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on August 06, 2011, 11:04:45 pm
"I'M LADY!" Seriously? I thought they were saying, "Are you ready? I'm ready!" Hopefully it's just a typo. XD

Notice how the lyric right after says "765" and some other Japanese? They're probably showing the lyrics of another part of the song or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 07, 2011, 12:03:29 am
and I'm still dying to know how they'll do DLC for both consoles. Same content for both every month (which would probably mean no READY!! for 360)? Different content meaning exclusive stuff for each version? More and more broke iM@S fans every month? All I'm really hoping for is that they do their price cut on the first 3 catalogs when the PS3 version comes out. It wouldn't make much sense to leave them at full price (or imo any price at all) after October.

I'm thinking that both consoles will get more or less identical catalogs each month. I just see one of two possibilities happening.

1) On PS3 game release day, all catalogs 4 and up will be released for PS3 so PS3 can catch up to the 360 game.
-OR-
2) PS3 "catch up" with catalogs 4 and up by releasing things from the earlier catalogs in the PS3 version of the latest catalog. Eventually, PS3 will be completely caught up.

An example of the second one is maybe PS3 will get the latest 360 catalog (what number will we be at by then - catalog 10?) but the PS3 version of the catalog might have some stuff from catalog 4 in it.

(Side comment: I always wondered why they didn't save catalog 4 for release end of September so it'll be out in October but whatever! I can't complain!)

I'm also thinking READY!! may end up being PS3 exclusive. Bandai Namco is sort of known for releasing exclusives on PS3 re-releases. I *hope* it isn't true. After all, the 360 version only has had 1 DLC song so far that works with quintets (Honey Heartbeat). There's so few quintet songs that I really would like to see READY!! on 360. I feel like PS3 users wouldn't have anything to complain about if 360 did get it. After all, 360 users would have to pay 1200 MSP for it. I think it's fair. But, as a 360 player who doesn't intend to convert to the PS3 version, I'm biased.  ;D

Now now, it would be nice but we can't be too greedy. It's not fair to those who spent a ton of money on DLC who own the 360 version, and NBGI need to make money somehow.  XD Would've been nice to get Kyun! Vampire Girl as a bonus in there though.

My bet is they did this on purpose. Just looking at the number of videos for it on YouTube and NicoNico and the number of times I see it listed on the 360 PV leaderboards, it feels like that song probably sold *really* well on the 360. If they can make the PS3 users pay for it as DLC too, why not?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 07, 2011, 12:24:07 am
Notice how the lyric right after says "765" and some other Japanese? They're probably showing the lyrics of another part of the song or something.
The line says ARE YOU READY! I'M LADY! 765プロ・レディーゴー (which would be "765Pro, ready, go"...or "lady, go", if that's how they're wingin' it), which isn't in the song unless they extended it from the TV size for the game. I think it's just normal song info XD

I'm also thinking READY!! may end up being PS3 exclusive. Bandai Namco is sort of known for releasing exclusives on PS3 re-releases. I *hope* it isn't true. After all, the 360 version only has had 1 DLC song so far that works with quintets (Honey Heartbeat). There's so few quintet songs that I really would like to see READY!! on 360. I feel like PS3 users wouldn't have anything to complain about if 360 did get it. After all, 360 users would have to pay 1200 MSP for it. I think it's fair. But, as a 360 player who doesn't intend to convert to the PS3 version, I'm biased.  ;D

My bet is they did this on purpose. Just looking at the number of videos for it on YouTube and NicoNico and the number of times I see it listed on the 360 PV leaderboards, it feels like that song probably sold *really* well on the 360. If they can make the PS3 users pay for it as DLC too, why not?
Honestly, I doubt NBGI would keep it exclusive forever...that being said, I really like the song READY!!, but I think I'd rather 1200MSP (or 600MSP, if I'm lucky) Honey Heartbeat. READY!!'s dance in the previews looks awfully static for such an energetic song.

However, there certainly needs to be more quintet-friendly songs in iM@S2. It's rather disappointing that there's only 4 of them available by default XD

Also, I agree with you on the DLC thing. I think Kyun! Vampire Girl has been the most popular song that's been released so far. The accessories, too -- I think I see the most videos and pictures with the fangs or the nails (or both). Maybe they didn't save the catalog because releasing it in October would be "predictable" or something.

Or they had another catalog leak and were too lazy/proud to pull it back this time XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 07, 2011, 04:15:17 am
"ARE YOU READY? I'M LADY!"
Is that really how the lyrics go??? :|
Who knows? We'll need to see the official lyrics to find out.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 07, 2011, 04:26:17 am
I don't know if this was posted anywhere. Here's the 3rd TV commercial for the PS3 game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4xH5-mCixyk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4xH5-mCixyk)

The guy singing READY!! is terrible. He is not going to help sell copies of the game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 07, 2011, 04:39:04 am
Be it not for the fact that Shiraishi Minoru's sort of well known because he's sorta a cult hit.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 07, 2011, 05:01:36 am
Yeah...I actually have to say, I like Shiraishi Minoru quite a bit, even when he's singing terribly XD I'm not convinced to buy the PS3 version any more 'till the price drops but I'd say it's my favorite iM@S2 commercial so far b: I favor it greatly over the screeching voice in the first commercial.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 07, 2011, 11:06:57 am
Yeah...I actually have to say, I like Shiraishi Minoru quite a bit, even when he's singing terribly XD I'm not convinced to buy the PS3 version any more 'till the price drops but I'd say it's my favorite iM@S2 commercial so far b: I favor it greatly over the screeching voice in the first commercial.
The first one sounded like a horny otaku, this is at least better.

Here's a better, bigger yet clearer pic of the "READY!!" album.
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/READY-1.png)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 07, 2011, 11:08:00 pm
Be it not for the fact that Shiraishi Minoru's sort of well known because he's sorta a cult hit.

I like him better when he's not singing. I didn't care for his goofy songs in Lucky Star for a similar reason - he sings terrible.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on August 08, 2011, 06:58:13 am
Oh, i didn't know the ps3 release was on october 27
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2zgdji9.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 09, 2011, 05:57:58 pm
Is it just me or did the price for the standard edition on play asia go up by, like, $10?
It's almost $100 now... what the helllllllllllllll. 8I
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 09, 2011, 06:01:25 pm
Is it just me or did the price for the standard edition on play asia go up by, like, $10?
It's almost $100 now... what the helllllllllllllll. 8I
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html
I think they just poured the "shipping" cost into the actual price...I could've sworn they had shipping at over $10 earlier XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 09, 2011, 06:25:08 pm
I wished they'd announce an asian release already. I really don't wanna make a new psn account for the game.
I should have made a Japanese one in the first place but when I got psp I had a coupon for a free costume and I couldn't waste it.

And even though it's highly unlikely.... a lot of the asian games I own have English subtitles with the Japanese audio.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 10, 2011, 02:08:22 am
Btw: Is there a chance that we might get more new info about IM@S2 for PS3 at the TGS 2011 besides of all the stuff we know right now...?
Like... I don't know... expanding the Story mode? :3 More Jupiter scenes...? *Fangirl fantasy T_T*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 10, 2011, 02:13:15 am
Btw: Is there a chance that we might get more new info about IM@S2 for PS3 at the TGS 2011 besides of all the stuff we know right now...?
Like... I don't know... expanding the Story mode? :3 More Jupiter scenes...? *Fangirl fantasy T_T*
Hmm...I don't know. For now, I think it's the same as the 360 in story mode.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on August 10, 2011, 06:50:22 pm
Is it just me or did the price for the standard edition on play asia go up by, like, $10?
It's almost $100 now... what the helllllllllllllll. 8I
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html
owch. Makes me glad I went and pre-ordered from amiami just now, at least then if it gets up to over 100$ it's because the conversion rate continues to suck, not because they want to charge me more.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 11, 2011, 01:56:50 am
Keep in mind that the dollar/yen exchange rate really, really, really sucks right now. It's now down to 76 yen to the dollar. I took a trip to Japan in May of last year, and the yen rate was in the high 80's, and everyone thought that was terrible. It's just been dropping and dropping, which means it's getting more and more expensive for us.

Try NCSX for a bit cheaper. They're a legit company, and they're based in New York. They're currently charging $90.90 for the standard pre-order.

http://www.shopncsx.com/idolmaster2-ps3.aspx

They have the special box for pre-order as well, at $269.90. I know the price sounds ridiculously high. Honestly, however, that's only about $10 more than the current yen/dollar exchange rate.

http://www.shopncsx.com/idolmaster2-ps3-1.aspx
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 11, 2011, 02:34:29 am
They have the special box for pre-order as well, at $269.90. I know the price sounds ridiculously high. Honestly, however, that's only about $10 more than the current yen/dollar exchange rate.

It's still ridiculously high. I could buy a Japanese PSP in Japan for that and have change to spare. Heck, it's approaching the price of a PS3 itself. (Okay, a used PS3, but it's still that high.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on August 11, 2011, 02:59:08 am
I think we all get the prices are gonna suck when converted, but I think the upside from amiami is that it's a raw conversion, allowed to fluctuate with the rates instead of being set by a company having to compensate for the rates. Looking at Play-Asia's pricing for PSP games honestly bothers me, PJDe would cost me about as much as a PS3 game here (raw conversion is 56, their price is 61), and that's all without shipping costs involved.

I really hope the conversion rates get better.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 11, 2011, 03:40:17 am
I really hope the conversion rates get better.

This.
I want the limited edition version but the only thing I want is the game and g4u which I assume will be available in other volumes as DLC.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 13, 2011, 07:12:16 am
I've been wanting the yen vs dollar rates to get better for a while. But they've only been getting worse and have just been slowly dropping over the past few years. Unfortunately, I don't see it getting better anytime soon. The US dollar isn't doing so hot. The only way we'd have a chance is if the yen started doing really poorly.  :'(

The upside though is if the PS3 version truly ends up being region free, at least those people out there who don't have a Japanese or Asian Xbox 360 can finally play im@s 2!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 15, 2011, 06:22:22 am
Question:
On play-asia they have an asian version for $63 or so.
Difference?

(I need the asian version anyway)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 15, 2011, 06:54:05 am
Question:
On play-asia they have an asian version for $63 or so.
Difference?

(I need the asian version anyway)
ooh, and they have the limited edition for $298.99! What a steal! kidding...

I bet there's no real difference between the Asian and Japanese versions of the game. Like...when I bought iM@S2's LE, I got the Asian version, and the only differences were that the "Sparkle Package" sticker was in Chinese, and (for whatever reason) there's no ESRB-rating-thing on the box. XD

When I got Wandering Star's Asian version, the package was in Chinese and it came with an English pamphlet. Otherwise, the game itself was exactly the same (I got Perfect Sun & Missing Moon in Japanese versions).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 15, 2011, 04:34:24 pm
ooh, and they have the limited edition for $298.99! What a steal! kidding...

I bet there's no real difference between the Asian and Japanese versions of the game. Like...when I bought iM@S2's LE, I got the Asian version, and the only differences were that the "Sparkle Package" sticker was in Chinese, and (for whatever reason) there's no ESRB-rating-thing on the box. XD

When I got Wandering Star's Asian version, the package was in Chinese and it came with an English pamphlet. Otherwise, the game itself was exactly the same (I got Perfect Sun & Missing Moon in Japanese versions).

Alright. When I got Perfect Sun I had a coupon for free DLC so I used it but I had to have an asian account so I just got one.
So now I want the asian version so I can get the DLC again.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 15, 2011, 08:18:58 pm
Alright. When I got Perfect Sun I had a coupon for free DLC so I used it but I had to have an asian account so I just got one.
So now I want the asian version so I can get the DLC again.
Yeah same here!
I have a special japanese account for this stuff.

Hrm... Well if the Asian version is same game, just different packaging languages then I might just get that one. It's a hell of a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TomboyFetish on August 17, 2011, 08:52:23 am
My last convention didn't bring in as much money as I thought it would, so it looks like I'll be missing out on G4U =( I'll probably wait on ordering the standard edition then, since I doubt I'll have enough money by Oct 27 to put an order down.

I figure they'll still have copies of the game 2 or 3 months after the initial release...right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 17, 2011, 09:20:13 am
Volume 2 of Gravure 4 You is going to be school outfits + school bathing suits. You have to get it by buying volume 2 of the im@s anime BluRay. No pics of it yet, but here's where I got the info. This site is one of the best English language Japanese import video game sites out there, so it's probably reliable. Haven't seen the info elsewhere just yet.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/17/idolmaster_gravure/ (http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/17/idolmaster_gravure/)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 17, 2011, 09:40:03 am
Volume 2 of Gravure 4 You is going to be school outfits + school bathing suits. You have to get it by buying volume 2 of the im@s anime BluRay. No pics of it yet, but here's where I got the info. This site is one of the best English language Japanese import video game sites out there, so it's probably reliable. Haven't seen the info elsewhere just yet.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/17/idolmaster_gravure/ (http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/17/idolmaster_gravure/)
Cue the screenshots-blurred-in-exactly-the-right-places scans!
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas86743.jpg)
^ you can at -least- see Takane in a school swimsuit and Mami in the School Days Blazer outfit.

Also:
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas86744.jpg)

New Extend costumes, and...I don't know if there's anything new with Iori/Ami/Azusa/Ritsuko themselves. Can't read it. XD

edit: Oh, duh. That's a new song, too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 17, 2011, 11:00:12 am
So for each volume of G4U, you have to buy an iM@S anime BluRay? And I can't scrap up enough money for the limited edition just to get the first... D: *still keeping fingers crossed that one day they'll release G4U as DLC or an add-on game* Maybe after all the BluRay discs are released, but...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on August 17, 2011, 03:00:12 pm
New song is "*something* Button".

The extend is "Princess Melody".
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 17, 2011, 04:16:17 pm
"Also:
http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas86744.jpg

New Extend costumes, and...I don't know if there's anything new with Iori/Ami/Azusa/Ritsuko themselves. Can't read it. XD

edit: Oh, duh. That's a new song, too.
"Ryuugu Komachi's new outfit and new release"
"Princess Melody" and "Seven/ rainbow-colored button"


what is this i dont even

[Edit]
Seems to be a special FES set RK uses in hyper mode.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 17, 2011, 04:40:19 pm
I have to buy the blurays?
That's so stupid.
It's too expensive to import blurays. It's nearly $100.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 17, 2011, 04:46:31 pm
I have to buy the blurays?
That's so stupid.
It's too expensive to import blurays. It's nearly $100.
Per volume? :[

I'll put my hopes in that they'll release a master-box sort of thing for G4U with all-in-one. Or that the conversion rate stops sucking.

I want to be excited for the PS3 release and all but everything surrounding it is too darn expensive XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on August 17, 2011, 05:19:30 pm
 Cool! A new Ryuuguu Komachi song! I always thought that one wasn't enough...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on August 17, 2011, 05:31:59 pm
Per volume? :[

I'll put my hopes in that they'll release a master-box sort of thing for G4U with all-in-one. Or that the conversion rate stops sucking.

I want to be excited for the PS3 release and all but everything surrounding it is too darn expensive XD

Well, welcome to the rest of the world - Japan's always been absurdly expensive, but that's due to factors outside the gaming industry as a whole (Think international finance, and you might understand some of it)

As for me? It's still expensive, but then again, I live in a country where games sell for about 100 US give or take a bit, so paying about the same for imports is... well, expected.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 17, 2011, 05:44:05 pm
Well, welcome to the rest of the world - Japan's always been absurdly expensive, but that's due to factors outside the gaming industry as a whole (Think international finance, and you might understand some of it)

As for me? It's still expensive, but then again, I live in a country where games sell for about 100 US give or take a bit, so paying about the same for imports is... well, expected.

I know that much. It's not that the cost of this stuff is a shock or anything...I just don't like that it's so expensive because I can't afford it. b:

Cool! A new Ryuuguu Komachi song! I always thought that one wasn't enough...
I wish they'd gotten it sooner XD I can't wait to hear a preview for what it sounds like.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 17, 2011, 07:13:21 pm
I think they did the new song thing with Ryuuguu Komachi to make it equal with Jupiter?? Because Jupiter has two songs too! *always thinking about Jupiter* x3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ~Lyssa~ on August 17, 2011, 08:44:55 pm
Gah - the more I think about this and see this topic - the more I want this game!! :X There is NO WAY I can afford that preorder package though (which is killing me) - unless I magically get a job and decide to treat myself majorly x__x Also this is assuming this game won't be region locked on the ps3... I mean - I know the ps3 isn't region locked - but if they start region locking certain games I'm gonna have to head to their HQ and make a big deal out of it! ;O XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 17, 2011, 10:07:45 pm
... I mean - I know the ps3 isn't region locked - but if they start region locking certain games I'm gonna have to head to their HQ and make a big deal out of it! ;O XD

This has been worrying me. And also the fact that it could be a porting disaster. It's in Namco's past after all...

I want to preorder it this time though because last time it was sold out for several months before I could get a copy and I still never got around to it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 17, 2011, 11:31:44 pm
I'm waiting a while to preorder it. At least until october as my visa takes off a few bucks each month and this will save me some money in the long run.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on August 18, 2011, 01:25:22 am
hehehe
making an obligation intent to buy the blu-ray anime releases with g4u
genius
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 18, 2011, 03:14:43 am
I know that much. It's not that the cost of this stuff is a shock or anything...I just don't like that it's so expensive because I can't afford it. b:

How much do you want to wait and do you mind getting things used? I don't think I'd be able to afford the limited, and the regular is pricey too.

But then, I have XBox 360 Im@s 2.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 18, 2011, 03:15:23 am
I wonder...do you think they'll make another official fanbook for the ps3 version?
I don't know what the fanbook looks like but if there's xbox stuff in it, it may be confusing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on August 18, 2011, 05:34:44 am
Unless the dollar completely collapses, I am getting the game.  But I don't think I am going to pre-order it - I have plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime, and I can't read Japanese, so I'd be struggling with a walkthrough anyway.  I'm a bit worried about region locking, but I'm a lot more worried about the possibility of PS3-only glitches.  So I'm going to let other people test it out first. 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 18, 2011, 08:45:59 am
How much do you want to wait and do you mind getting things used? I don't think I'd be able to afford the limited, and the regular is pricey too.

But then, I have XBox 360 Im@s 2.
I definitely don't mind used unless they ran their disk through a woodcutter or something...I guess some people don't like buying used stuff, but so long as the game works, I'm good XD

I can wait eons to buy the PS3 release, even longer if they at least slash prices on those first 3 catalogs in October. Well...unless it pops up for really cheap like the 360 version did. Wasn't it spotted for like ¥2500 somewhere a while ago?

I honestly wonder if Play-Asia will ever sell out of the limited edition. XD Or how much they'll drop the prices in an attempt to do so.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on August 18, 2011, 09:24:23 am
I definitely don't mind used unless they ran their disk through a woodcutter or something...I guess some people don't like buying used stuff, but so long as the game works, I'm good XD

I can wait eons to buy the PS3 release, even longer if they at least slash prices on those first 3 catalogs in October. Well...unless it pops up for really cheap like the 360 version did. Wasn't it spotted for like ¥2500 somewhere a while ago?

I honestly wonder if Play-Asia will ever sell out of the limited edition. XD Or how much they'll drop the prices in an attempt to do so.

To be honest, they DID drop the price of im@s L4U stuff about six months (nine I think actually, and I believe it dropped prior to 2's announcement) ago, so if you really want to sit tight catalog wise, do so. I'd recommend it.

The L4U footage is still usable even now on a MAD basis, so that probably goes to show that there's still some value in it. Granted, there'd be no fun in that, but well, discounts usually mean you get handicapped in some way...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 18, 2011, 06:10:14 pm

The L4U footage is still usable even now on a MAD basis, so that probably goes to show that there's still some value in it. Granted, there'd be no fun in that, but well, discounts usually mean you get handicapped in some way...

Yeah but I've seen great m@ds using im@s2. M@d creators have been getting crafty.
There's even been amvs that have popped up in the weekly ranking.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: KodeShikou on August 19, 2011, 03:20:02 am
I should be able to get if if I save about $100 USD a month for the next 3 months, this one included....man I hope the region lock does not happen. That'd make me a sad panda with an expensive paper weight. But damn, what a paper weight! Been waiting to try one of these games for years, the only one I've actually gotten to try is Missing Moon for the PSP.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 19, 2011, 03:31:15 am
As for me, I'm probably going to wait it out for awhile after it's released and watch others test it out first, just in case there actually is a region-lock (although frankly, I doubt there will be.) Also because I'm not sure I'll have all the money by then OTL

I suppose I can live without G4U, especially if they're forcing heavily encouraging you to buy the BluRay discs just to be able to get new volumes of content.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 19, 2011, 07:38:34 am
I have to buy the blurays?
That's so stupid.
It's too expensive to import blurays. It's nearly $100.

Tell me about it. I'm a Shoko Nakagawa fan, and she releases a BluRay of almost every concert tour she does. Shokotan has been doing 2 concert tours a year for the past few years. -_- And I still gotta buy the Japanese Tangled BluRay since it has her on it, and the BluRay for Arietty (Studio Ghibli)... (/end off topic rant)

Anyway, interesting to hear there's going to be more new things for the PS3 game. Am I completely surprised? Not really. I hope they keep supporting the 360 version though. I don't care about Gravure 4 You really, but it would be nice if those extra songs/outfits came as DLC for 360.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 19, 2011, 03:29:34 pm
I found a new preview trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6esMKNH0Mw
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 19, 2011, 07:07:00 pm
I found a new preview trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6esMKNH0Mw
and the new Floral color is "The☆Wild Strawberry"? I wonder if they'll have new Luxury & Starry recolors, too. Besides the ones from the DLC catalogs.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 20, 2011, 07:00:15 am
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/20/idolmaster_g4u_vol_2_screens/ (http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/20/idolmaster_g4u_vol_2_screens/)

Pics of volume 2 of Gravure 4 You.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 20, 2011, 10:26:39 am
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/20/idolmaster_g4u_vol_2_screens/ (http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/20/idolmaster_g4u_vol_2_screens/)

Pics of volume 2 of Gravure 4 You.

For some reason, I feel a bit disappointed. I was expecting you could also use the Best Schoolmate uniform along with the gray one. Also, it'd be kind of nice if you could take pictures of them poolside or something.
I know these are early screenshots, but I guess I was expecting more, you know?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 20, 2011, 07:29:25 pm
8,000 some f'ing yen!?

I like idolm@ster, but not that much.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 20, 2011, 08:00:10 pm
8,000 some f'ing yen!?

I like idolm@ster, but not that much.

For Blu-Ray prices in Japan, I think that could be standard price.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%B6%BC%E5%AE%AE%E3%83%8F%E3%83%AB%E3%83%92%E3%81%AE%E6%B6%88%E5%A4%B1-%E9%80%9A%E5%B8%B8%E7%89%88-Blu-ray-%E7%9F%B3%E5%8E%9F%E7%AB%8B%E4%B9%9F/dp/B0040GJTD4/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1313862910&sr=1-8

Once again, note the used prices (this is eight months after release) and as usual, Amazon can turn some discounts at times. It's still high for us...

Also, for a more recent release (one month)...

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%EF%BC%9C%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%95%E3%82%A3%E3%83%8B%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%83%BB%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9%EF%BC%9E-%E7%AC%AC4%E5%B7%BB-Blu-ray-%E8%8F%8A%E5%9C%B0%E5%BA%B7%E4%BB%81/dp/B004I5BSJU/ref=pd_cp_d_3

MSRP not exactly 8000+, but it's close, and you don't get a bonus game.

EDIT: Uhm, sorry now that I've looked at the article, we're talking nearly 10000 yen, so here's Haruhi Limited. Still Blu-Ray limited edition prices, but...

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%B6%BC%E5%AE%AE%E3%83%8F%E3%83%AB%E3%83%92%E3%81%AE%E6%B6%88%E5%A4%B1-%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E7%89%88-Blu-ray-%E7%9F%B3%E5%8E%9F%E7%AB%8B%E4%B9%9F/dp/B0040GJTDY/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1313863881&sr=1-2
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 22, 2011, 07:18:15 am
Yeah, that's pretty much standard price range for BluRays in Japan. The best place to import BluRays from Japan is Amazon JP (amazon.co.jp). They usually give a pretty decent discount off of the MSRP.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 23, 2011, 01:12:43 am
So far G4U is a ps3 exclusive right?

What a slap in the face for the "loyal" xbox 360 fanbase.
I totally approve of idolm@ster 2 for ps3 and also G4U but console exclusives are only a huge annoyance. Most of us already know how this feels after all...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on August 23, 2011, 07:32:33 pm
I would've raged about G4U if I didn't all ready hate how they're handling it.  Packaging them separately with each BluRay and all is really annoying.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 23, 2011, 10:14:19 pm
I would've raged about G4U if I didn't all ready hate how they're handling it.  Packaging them separately with each BluRay and all is really annoying.
Making up for "lost" fundage? There's like 14,500MSP of DLC included in the PS3 game by default XD Not counting Little Match Girl (or READY!!) and assuming the 300MSP accessories are included, too.

what would that be for us on the bad side of the exchange rate? $60 per 3500MSP card...like $240? maybe add another 1400MSP card because my math sucks XD

...actually, G4U only comes with the limited edition, right? :| What am I counting for, they make up for DLC loss with every sale of the LE XD

However, the really fast announcement of the PS3 version could mean NBGI (or at least, the iM@S sector of things) is in trouble, so maybe they're trying to stay afloat by stealing our money offering bonuses with expensive things.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 23, 2011, 11:30:52 pm
IMO: G4U isn't worth the money. Is it cute? yeah. But I'd probably get tired of it fast enough. But if this is your thing go right ahead b(=^=)b
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 24, 2011, 02:33:10 am
If you have the right skills...(the ability to extract the models and pose them in another software) you can do this yourself for cheaper...

Of course there's the question of legality...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 24, 2011, 03:26:06 am
IMO: G4U isn't worth the money. Is it cute? yeah. But I'd probably get tired of it fast enough. But if this is your thing go right ahead b(=^=)b

I agree. As much as I'd love to have it, once I get bored of the beach setting, having to buy BluRays just to get something new and having to buy the LE to get G4U in the first place just isn't worth it. I want to take pretty-pretty pictures, but I suppose I can enjoy the ones others take as well. :D

Or, just an idea, but maybe for those who plan on getting the LE, there could be picture requests for different idols and poses? Assuming there's a way to upload them. Kind of like S4U video requests.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 24, 2011, 05:16:31 am
Or, just an idea, but maybe for those who plan on getting the LE, there could be picture requests for different idols and poses? Assuming there's a way to upload them. Kind of like S4U video requests.
I dunno if anyone is willing to work their butts off for picture requests, but I do know that they can easily be transferred to a memory stick or something and put onto the computer / phone / whatever. It showed it in the commercial XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 24, 2011, 06:07:57 am
I dunno if anyone is willing to work their butts off for picture requests

This. Since the pictures are so variable (pose, position of camera, depth of field) it would be really hard to make the pictures exactly what people want.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on August 24, 2011, 08:40:08 am
The only thing I don't get about G4U is why they are using it as a blatant money grab, to help push up sales of the im@s anime BluRays. At least, it feels that way to me. PS3 BluRay game discs can hold a lot of data. One volume of G4U isn't going to be using much space on a BluRay. They easily could've made a Live 4 You style "game" that would combine ALL of the G4U volumes and just sell it at full PS3 game price. That would still be a tad expensive for what is ultimately picture creation software, but at least it would probably be a good compromise at profit for Bandai Namco and making something that fans buy for the fanservice. It would probably sell quite a few copies too.

Bandai Namco does make great games, but sometimes they aren't very fan friendly with the things they do.

I think it's a really neat idea, but with the yen hovering between 75 and 76 yen to the dollar, I can't really support it by buying it. I'm sure they're pricing out some of the Japanese fans with the high cost as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on August 24, 2011, 09:45:54 am
This. Since the pictures are so variable (pose, position of camera, depth of field) it would be really hard to make the pictures exactly what people want.

Pondered it (Yeah, I've had a lot of family issues lately. I really, REALLY want my life back) although I do have more than a few reservations this time around about opening such a service.

Then again, I'm nearly 3 catalogs behind, so I'm in enough work as it is. I'll have to think about it, simply on cost grounds. That and to be honest, I've yet to figure out a workable system, and I also have concerns about cost shifting.

Oh, and sorry I couldn't reply on the page, but if you wanted a video I uploaded, I do have the master I used to make it. If you rather use that instead of the youtube just let me know. I'd advise it in any case, simply on the grounds of 'Too much detail loss' but that's just me.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maiku_Ando on August 24, 2011, 03:39:02 pm
I pre-ordered the LE from AmiAmi and looking forward to it. As for the DLC, I will likly not bother with the PS3 DLC, simply because I use it to record the videos,  and I can get better quality videos from the Xbox (HDMI caps Vs compoenent). I like AmiAmi becuase theres the chance of the shop exclusives, which they get as there local, where as yesasia and play asia are not.

On the subject of porting, I know they said its a total remake, but the original arcade imas hardware was a modified PS2, no idea if any of that is usable or not however.
The region locking dosnt bother me much as my PS3 is an NTSC-J Asia model, so unless they lock the JP edition to JP consoles, which is very unlikly, it shouldnt be an issue. No idea how i'm going to play the BD, can't remember if its the same region or not Singapore -> Japan.

G4U may well end up on the PSN as well, I doubt the *only* way to get it will be with the anime, that seems a little too limited, and it would limit them to the Anime's sucess.

As for the PS3 ver in general, i wasnt surprised, they have had the imas store on PSN for SP, and the SP stuff in PS Home has been there ages and was still there a couple months back, I not looked recently to see if theres anything new, hope there is or will be. Anyone been to Namco's area in Home recently?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 24, 2011, 07:00:41 pm
I like amiami too since their prices usually don't suck and they have their exclusives and stuff. However I am not getting the LE because I want that Haruka figure and the Iori one coming out in Feb.

Haven't gone on Home since the PSN outage. Took forever for HK to get back online.  :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maiku_Ando on August 24, 2011, 09:56:11 pm
I like amiami too since their prices usually don't suck and they have their exclusives and stuff. However I am not getting the LE because I want that Haruka figure and the Iori one coming out in Feb.

Haven't gone on Home since the PSN outage. Took forever for HK to get back online.  :'(

They were giving away 2 free ps3 and 2 free psp games to anyone who had an account before the outage, I think its ended already, did you get yours?

I am interested in these figures too, is there a Yukiho and Chihaya one due too? If it looks like the old Yukiho I'd buy it lol
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: R-9A Arrowhead on August 25, 2011, 01:13:53 am
(And besides, IM@S will only ever be on anything that isn't a PS3 anyway, might as well make the jump to the light side...)

I take my X360 and f*ckin' eat it.

It's sick joke by Namco?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 25, 2011, 03:00:57 am
They easily could've made a Live 4 You style "game" that would combine ALL of the G4U volumes and just sell it at full PS3 game price.

Yeah, they could, couldn't they?

... They really could. Like, really. And by really, I mean really really.

Do they read these boards?

Haven't gone on Home since the PSN outage. Took forever for HK to get back online.  :'(

Dunno what it is, Home doesn't update itself for me. It'll try, then the PS3 will just shut off without doing anything.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 25, 2011, 03:42:58 am
Last time BT2 was on home was during this.
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/287/playstationhome12201023.jpg)

Also happened to encounter Scotty 8 hours before day 1 by chance.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 25, 2011, 05:28:48 am
I just go running around in that Haru~run thing. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on August 25, 2011, 04:26:21 pm
Not a good cover.
(http://i53.tinypic.com/1qr3p3.jpg)

RK gets new songs and new costumes :>
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2v3m25x.jpg)

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110822008/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/396/396703/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on August 25, 2011, 05:09:46 pm
I see that G4U is used for more than just swimsuits. XD
That's good to see since it would just be a total waste if G4U was just for swimsuits only.

Plus I like the new RK costumes. They look pretty neat I must say.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on August 25, 2011, 05:24:14 pm
I like the new RK outfits, the hats look a little silly, though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 25, 2011, 05:55:31 pm
I love the new RK outfits! :D I hope, we can unlock these outfits and the new song in the game too, like SMOKY THRILL.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 25, 2011, 06:53:07 pm
I love the new RK outfits! :D I hope, we can unlock these outfits and the new song in the game too, like SMOKY THRILL.
Given that you can see Ritsuko, Chihaya, and Yukiho in one of the screenshots using the new costume and song, that's already confirmed XD
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/011.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 25, 2011, 07:06:15 pm
Wonder what other new things they're going to throw at us.
Is the new RK stuff ps3 exclusive?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 25, 2011, 08:03:04 pm
Given that you can see Ritsuko, Chihaya, and Yukiho in one of the screenshots using the new costume and song, that's already confirmed XD
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/011.jpg)

That sounds good! |3 Can't wait for the game! *_*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 25, 2011, 10:25:45 pm
Wonder what other new things they're going to throw at us.
Is the new RK stuff ps3 exclusive?
I think they'll probably spit it out in a later catalog for the 360. (speaking of that, it's about time for Catalog 7 to show up, isn't it?)

As much as I'm sure they love trolling 360 users right now, I can't imagine anything that's "exclusive" to the PS3 (sans G4U) will remain exclusive for the rest of the life of iM@S2. ...unless they want that life to be short. Are you reading this, NBGI!? :1

and I suppose I am alone in not liking RK's new outfit XD It doesn't have the style that Palace of Dragon has; I vastly prefer their old costume XD Maybe it matches well with the song but it looks straight out tacky to me in the screenshots.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 25, 2011, 11:43:10 pm
As much as I'm sure they love trolling 360 users right now, I can't imagine anything that's "exclusive" to the PS3 (sans G4U) will remain exclusive for the rest of the life of iM@S2. ...unless they want that life to be short. Are you reading this, NBGI!? :1

and I suppose I am alone in not liking RK's new outfit XD It doesn't have the style that Palace of Dragon has; I vastly prefer their old costume XD Maybe it matches well with the song but it looks straight out tacky to me in the screenshots.

Well there's no extent to how mean their exclusivity can be....

I don't like it either for the same reason! I was hoping for China dresses or something like that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 26, 2011, 07:02:09 am
Fourth CM is out.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15352074

Oh wait, wrong one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6esMKNH0Mw&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 26, 2011, 08:05:19 am
and I suppose I am alone in not liking RK's new outfit XD It doesn't have the style that Palace of Dragon has; I vastly prefer their old costume XD Maybe it matches well with the song but it looks straight out tacky to me in the screenshots.

Here I was reading through all the replies and I was worried I would be alone too. D: They give me a kind of "hippie-60s-mod" vibe. Too much pink! I like how Ritsuko's hat looks on her, but on the others it looks funny. It looks like they're doing the same thing with non-RK members having the same outfit as well.

To me, their Palace of Dragon outfits stand out much more, and I like how each of their outfits are unique yet compliment each other. These new outfits look pretty much the same with mild variation.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on August 26, 2011, 06:50:39 pm
I truly don't like these new outfits either...
It's just...Not working for me. I wanted maid dresses ;A;
But I'm glad Ryuugu Komachi has a new song, I can't wait to hear it! I loved Smoky Thrill so I hope I won't be disappointed by this new one. (Maybe Jupiter will get a new song, too? 8D Yeah...I can always dream)

Between, I have been wondering if The Idolm@ster on ps3 will support trophies. Wouldn't it be nice?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 26, 2011, 06:58:11 pm
I truly don't like these new outfits either...
It's just...Not working for me. I wanted maid dresses ;A;
But I'm glad Ryuugu Komachi has a new song, I can't wait to hear it! I loved Smoky Thrill so I hope I won't be disappointed by this new one. (Maybe Jupiter will get a new song, too? 8D Yeah...I can always dream)

Between, I have been wondering if The Idolm@ster on ps3 will support trophies. Wouldn't it be nice?

I like the new outfits! :3 I don't know but they look cute. They may not suit the image of RK but they look cute. (I'm dreaming it too, that Jupiter can get a new song at Hyper Mode, like RK.... 8D)

IM@s2 will get Trophies on PS3 o_O Why not?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on August 26, 2011, 07:21:54 pm
I like the new outfits! :3
That's good to know really, I would have seriously felt bad if nobody liked it...xD

IM@s2 will get Trophies on PS3 o_O Why not?
I was just not sure...But it's cool if they do, this way I will be able to brag over my Idolm@ster trophies to all my ps3 community =3= (Even though they probably don't care...)

Also, I do hope the Gravure For You (Especially the 2nd volume...I'm not a big fan of swimsuits) will be sold separately after the game is out for a while. I'm a big fan of The Idolm@ster, but unfortunately, I am not rich. I already pre-commanded the "regular" version, but taking pictures of Miki or Yukiho in a school girl outfit just sounds so fun...


Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on August 26, 2011, 08:21:19 pm
I like the new outfits! :3 I don't know but they look cute. They may not suit the image of RK but they look cute. (I'm dreaming it too, that Jupiter can get a new song at Hyper Mode, like RK.... 8D)

IM@s2 will get Trophies on PS3 o_O Why not?

Considering that all PS3 games in this day and age since 2009 have had trophy support, i'm pretty sure they will have trophies in it.  ;)

Plus I liked the outfits too. Though I already said that on my previous post. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on August 26, 2011, 09:30:17 pm
Trophies are a requirement for PS3 games, I believe (obviously games released after when trophies were first established).

I hate to add to the redundancy, but I like the outfits too. I think it's lame that the rest of the idols get the same and generic version of the RK costumes though. :/ Why does RK need generally exclusive outfits?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on August 26, 2011, 09:58:15 pm
Trophies are a requirement for PS3 games, I believe (obviously games released after when trophies were first established).

I hate to add to the redundancy, but I like the outfits too. I think it's lame that the rest of the idols get the same and generic version of the RK costumes though. :/ Why does RK need generally exclusive outfits?

Probably to make up for them not being producible. Also to make the proper distinction that they are their own unit even if they still hang around everyone else.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 26, 2011, 11:24:51 pm
Why does RK need generally exclusive outfits?
Also to make the proper distinction that they are their own unit
^This.

If anything, it's actually stranger that the units you are producing don't have their own special sets; You're just using store bought costumes and patterns. From a game makers perspective it makes making costumes easier though less realistic.
You don't see idols in bland stuff in real life now 'mrite?

Smoky Thrill and Palace of Dragon are a vocal set, so it wouldn't be strange to assume the new song and costume are visual imo cause the costume is flashy and the song title sounds silly; It's the same Ryuugu Komachi we know but catering to a different target group.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on August 27, 2011, 08:09:08 pm
 Two things:

1) When do you guys think we'll get to hear RK's new song?

and 2) What kinds of new songs do you want to hear? For some reason, I really want either a middle-eastern style song with an egyptian or arabian theme (the costumes would be awesome! >.<) or another Spanish guitar song, a la Agent Yoru o Yuku REM@STER B. It'd certainly be different, not that I'd mind. All the songs up to now seem to have been playing it safe, with Honey Heartbeat having only minor "60's" undertones that then transferred over to Ai LIKE Hamburger, which is full on 60's...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on August 27, 2011, 08:30:42 pm
Two things:

1) When do you guys think we'll get to hear RK's new song?

and 2) What kinds of new songs do you want to hear? For some reason, I really want either a middle-eastern style song with an egyptian or arabian theme (the costumes would be awesome! >.<) or another Spanish guitar song, a la Agent Yoru o Yuku REM@STER B. It'd certainly be different, not that I'd mind. All the songs up to now seem to have been playing it safe, with Honey Heartbeat having only minor "60's" undertones that then transferred over to Ai LIKE Hamburger, which is full on 60's...

Belly-dancing idols?  Ooooooo... @_@
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on August 27, 2011, 09:11:15 pm
1) When do you guys think we'll get to hear RK's new song?
I'm guessing probably around October?
Unless Ryuugu Komachi's new song comes out soon as a DLC for Xbox.


What kinds of new songs do you want to hear?
I'd like to hear a new song that would reminds me of "I want", a poweful kind of song. I really miss this song ;^;
Even though I would enjoy a new ballad, too...A calm song like "my song" or even "Shiny Smile". I really enjoy these :'3 It wouldn't match Ryuugu Komachi's new outfit at all, but...Oh well xD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on August 27, 2011, 09:40:26 pm
Two things:

1) When do you guys think we'll get to hear RK's new song?

and 2) What kinds of new songs do you want to hear? For some reason, I really want either a middle-eastern style song with an egyptian or arabian theme (the costumes would be awesome! >.<) or another Spanish guitar song, a la Agent Yoru o Yuku REM@STER B. It'd certainly be different, not that I'd mind. All the songs up to now seem to have been playing it safe, with Honey Heartbeat having only minor "60's" undertones that then transferred over to Ai LIKE Hamburger, which is full on 60's...
Tokyo Game Show. Can't remember where I heard this but it's premiering there apparently.

I really want a rock song like Overmaster. Or even a techno song. <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on August 27, 2011, 09:43:52 pm
I'm for a new rock song too! :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 27, 2011, 11:09:56 pm
Tokyo Game Show.

Last year I was excited for Im@s 2 at TGS...this year I'm excited for Im@s 2 at TGS....

 ;D

strange how that works out.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on August 28, 2011, 12:31:54 am
Last year I was excited for Im@s 2 at TGS...this year I'm excited for Im@s 2 at TGS....

 ;D

strange how that works out.
I wish I could find the source for the announcement. But at least we only have to wait until September~

I'm for a new rock song too! :3
Yeah, there isn't a single rock song in idolmaster 2 yet that I can remember.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on August 28, 2011, 02:46:01 am
Yeah, there isn't a single rock song in idolmaster 2 yet that I can remember.

Alice or Guilty didn't qualify enough?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on August 28, 2011, 03:05:59 am
I would actually like to see a new slow song; maybe like a ballroom type?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 28, 2011, 07:38:58 am
For some reason, I really want either a middle-eastern style song with an egyptian or arabian theme (the costumes would be awesome! >.<) or another Spanish guitar song, a la Agent Yoru o Yuku REM@STER B.

THIS.
A bhangra/bollywood-style song would also be really fun to hear. Something that makes you want to get up and dance yourself! :D

Alice or Guilty didn't qualify enough?

I think they mean a rock song that's performable by the idols. Otherwise, Alice or Guilty definitely would count.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on August 28, 2011, 09:24:45 am
I want to listen a song that suits the Halloween-feel like "Kyun! Vampire Girl", however I want Jupiter to sing it.
Plus, new costume!

(Sadly, I could only dream that...)

That or trance/techno remix! :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 29, 2011, 01:10:42 am
I've seen a lot of bloggers (who weren't fans until the anime) say they've preordered the ps3 game...
Do you think if I don't preorder I will be waiting for several months for them to restock? I'm worried!


Edit: Nevermind just preordered!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on August 30, 2011, 04:15:14 pm
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8656/007ayc.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGI9eVK6hlk

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110828001/
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/gfu/vol2.html

Included BGM songs:
Mami: MAMI Yellow MIX (Agent Yoru wo Yuku)
Takane: THE IDOLM@STER 2nd-mix
Hibiki: Honey Heartbeat
Iori: shiny smile
Ami: Overmaster
Azusa: Here we go!!
Ritsuko: ai LIKE hamburger
Haruka: Kimi wa melody
Miki: SMOKY THRILL
Chihaya: Ohayou!! Asagohan
Yayoi: Kamisama no Birthday
Yukiho: my song
Makoto: Kyun! Vampire Girl
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 30, 2011, 06:05:24 pm
So everyone gets their own color mix? Okay...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 30, 2011, 06:10:23 pm
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8656/007ayc.jpg)
Loved Mami's arm-swinging fit, Chihaya's "ku!", and Ritsuko. All of Ritsuko's nyan nyan nyan nyaa~an!

Also! Ami -> Overmaster, Haruka -> Kimi wa Melody. This means they're coming, right? >:3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on August 30, 2011, 06:32:35 pm
Robo Chihaya included as a song. What.

Loved Mami's arm-swinging fit, Chihaya's "ku!", and Ritsuko. All of Ritsuko's nyan nyan nyan nyaa~an!
[/spoiler]
All of this, including Makoto's "...Am I cute?" hnnnng
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 30, 2011, 07:50:03 pm
Loved Mami's arm-swinging fit, Chihaya's "ku!", and Ritsuko. All of Ritsuko's nyan nyan nyan nyaa~an!

Also! Ami -> Overmaster, Haruka -> Kimi wa Melody. This means they're coming, right? >:3

Since they made the playlist, I think it's a really good sign that we may possibly get these songs as DLC in the future. So excited. And although it probably won't happen, I'd love a quintet Kimi wa Melody.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on August 30, 2011, 08:30:46 pm
Since they made the playlist, I think it's a really good sign that we may possibly get these songs as DLC in the future. So excited. And although it probably won't happen, I'd love a quintet Kimi wa Melody.

I kind of hope Agent Yoru o iku doesn't manage to make it's way back. Nothing against the song but there's a lot more I'd rather see, and considering I Want was the last (image colour) MIX...

Also, I don't suppose those songs are full versions are they? I might be grabbing straws but there's a few DLC songs in that playlist.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 31, 2011, 01:11:07 am
I kind of hope Agent Yoru o iku doesn't manage to make it's way back. Nothing against the song but there's a lot more I'd rather see, and considering I Want was the last (image colour) MIX...

Yeah, but Agent was an arcade song and I Want was a l4u song so they're probably going to get the l4u songs out of the way first.

I want to see the other g4us. IMO, these are sort of lame. I like the posing and picture taking but the backgrounds and outfits kind of suck. It would be more fun if it were free range like pick an idol (or even multiple idols would be fantastic!), pick an outfit, pick a background, pick some props, take pictures.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on August 31, 2011, 01:14:11 am
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8656/007ayc.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGI9eVK6hlk

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110828001/
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/gfu/vol2.html

Included BGM songs:
Mami: MAMI Yellow MIX (Agent Yoru wo Yuku)
Takane: THE IDOLM@STER 2nd-mix
Hibiki: Honey Heartbeat
Iori: shiny smile
Ami: Overmaster
Azusa: Here we go!!
Ritsuko: ai LIKE hamburger
Haruka: Kimi wa melody
Miki: SMOKY THRILL
Chihaya: Ohayou!! Asagohan
Yayoi: Kamisama no Birthday
Yukiho: my song
Makoto: Kyun! Vampire Girl

lolololol ritsuko <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 31, 2011, 01:48:50 am
I want to see the other g4us. IMO, these are sort of lame. I like the posing and picture taking but the backgrounds and outfits kind of suck. It would be more fun if it were free range like pick an idol (or even multiple idols would be fantastic!), pick an outfit, pick a background, pick some props, take pictures.

I agree. It would be especially nice if you could have multiple idols in a picture, even if they just limited it to 3 or something--like taking unit pictures! :D They could have different set poses for groups. But I agree, a free range option seems like it would be a lot easier and better.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 31, 2011, 03:16:57 am
I agree. It would be especially nice if you could have multiple idols in a picture, even if they just limited it to 3 or something--like taking unit pictures! :D They could have different set poses for groups. But I agree, a free range option seems like it would be a lot easier and better.

Clever editing and a lot of work can solve that to a degree at least...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 31, 2011, 03:48:59 am
Clever editing and a lot of work can solve that to a degree at least...

If I wanted to be clever and do a lot of work, I would extract the models from the game, pose them how I wanted, and make my own custom backgrounds.
Too lazy though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Nope on August 31, 2011, 05:09:46 am
It would be more fun if it were free range like pick an idol (or even multiple idols would be fantastic!), pick an outfit, pick a background, pick some props, take pictures.

Well, I'm sure that it will work be just like that... after you buy all 9 volumes. :X
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on August 31, 2011, 06:00:12 am
If I wanted to be clever and do a lot of work, I would extract the models from the game, pose them how I wanted, and make my own custom backgrounds.
Too lazy though.

You wanna open a can of worms, add physics, edge highlighting, and shading to the equation. Though that may be able to be done for you, depending.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on August 31, 2011, 02:45:19 pm
You wanna open a can of worms, add physics, edge highlighting, and shading to the equation. Though that may be able to be done for you, depending.

The skillset is there...the time and care is not. I wish they'd just do it for me. I'd pay a lot of money for it, if it were better.

Well, I'm sure that it will work be just like that... after you buy all 9 volumes. :X

Yes, I bet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on September 01, 2011, 01:09:13 pm
Anyone been to Namco's area in Home recently?

So like, I went there yesterday and that place was as good as dead and it took like 9 minutes of waiting for the screen to show SP catalog 11.
They didn't even bother updating the video till the final catalog so I guess that means Bumco gave up on Home.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 01, 2011, 05:09:08 pm
So like, I went there yesterday and that place was as good as dead and it took like 9 minutes of waiting for the screen to show SP catalog 11.
They didn't even bother updating the video till the final catalog so I guess that means Bumco gave up on Home.

They might wait around for the game to actually be released and then maybe add stuff.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Nope on September 02, 2011, 06:04:09 pm
You wanna open a can of worms, add physics, edge highlighting, and shading to the equation. Though that may be able to be done for you, depending.

Well, as I see it, the appeal of G4U isn't just being able to take pretty pictures with lightning and professional visuals but also being able to interact with the girls while taking the pictures. Stuff like Ritsuko or Chihaya getting embarrassed while posing is a bigger plus for fans than just the pictures alone, I think.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 02, 2011, 09:26:26 pm
Just wondering, does anyone know if the 2nd volume of Gravure For You! will be available for preorder like The Idolm@ster itself or do we have to wait until November 23 to order it? I wasn't going to buy it when it was only swimsuits, but now...Oh oh~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 03, 2011, 12:10:44 am
Just wondering, does anyone know if the 2nd volume of Gravure For You! will be available for preorder like The Idolm@ster itself or do we have to wait until November 23 to order it? I wasn't going to buy it when it was only swimsuits, but now...Oh oh~

It's already for preorder. Check amiami.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 03, 2011, 06:10:16 pm
It's already for preorder. Check amiami.

Oh, I see! Thank you!
I'm used to order on PlayAsia so I didn't think about amiami, but I guess there's a first time for everything.
I'm so preordering it!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on September 08, 2011, 12:33:57 am
I'm considering buying the Asia version because it's so much cheaper. For those of you who have the Asia version of the PSP games or the other IM@S games, did the DLC get released the same time as the Japanese version? Or was it slow? I guess I could always get the Japanese DLC, but whatever. Just curious.  :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 08, 2011, 02:12:43 am
On that note... Does anyone have a link to the asia version? I know there used to be one in the thread but I've been having issues locating it and I'm probably just going to get that one. Save a couple bucks.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on September 08, 2011, 02:20:50 am
^

http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4con.html (http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4con.html)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 08, 2011, 03:11:27 am
On that note... Does anyone have a link to the asia version? I know there used to be one in the thread but I've been having issues locating it and I'm probably just going to get that one. Save a couple bucks.

I preordered the asian version! Can't wait! <3
Hopefully the DLC will be in HK again!

Edit:
I'm considering buying the Asia version because it's so much cheaper. For those of you who have the Asia version of the PSP games or the other IM@S games, did the DLC get released the same time as the Japanese version? Or was it slow? I guess I could always get the Japanese DLC, but whatever. Just curious.  :P

It's always on time...however some of the sponsors like Ranka Lee were not available. I don't think that will be a problem.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 08, 2011, 05:30:58 pm
I Cant wait for this game to get but the problem is i cant read jap but still it wont  stop me form buying this game
since its the first time a type of game like this
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 08, 2011, 06:30:38 pm
I Cant wait for this game to get but the problem is i cant read jap but still it wont  stop me form buying this game
since its the first time a type of game like this

In the psp version not knowing japanese actually helped me. (in a sort of annoying way).
Even though my trust level with Haruka sucked I had killer dance/vocal/visual stats because I never had any memories for auditions.

However I'm much better now and can actually understand what I'm doing for the most part.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 08, 2011, 06:40:30 pm
In the psp version not knowing japanese actually helped me. (in a sort of annoying way).
Even though my trust level with Haruka sucked I had killer dance/vocal/visual stats because I never had any memories for auditions.

However I'm much better now and can actually understand what I'm doing for the most part.

ill try my best man to play it even though i do not understand  jap but maybe once i get the hang of it i think i can play it well
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 08, 2011, 08:07:35 pm
The first Playthrough is always the hardest without knowing japanese....
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 08, 2011, 09:09:22 pm
Gravure for you 3 preorders are up.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 09, 2011, 04:38:35 pm
The first Playthrough is always the hardest without knowing japanese....



Still ill try my best to  play as much as possible
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: KodeShikou on September 11, 2011, 04:25:17 am


Still ill try my best to  play as much as possible

Agreed completely. Don't know a word of japanese, but still love playing it. So sad I can't produce Azusa this time around, but as long as Chihaya's there I'll be happy
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 11, 2011, 09:20:31 pm
Agreed completely. Don't know a word of japanese, but still love playing it. So sad I can't produce Azusa this time around, but as long as Chihaya's there I'll be happy


Lets try our best to enjoy this game for the ps3
 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 11, 2011, 11:41:24 pm

Lets try our best to enjoy this game for the ps3
Ahahaha, I do the same thing. one thing I love about IM@s is that even if you don't know japanese, you can still grow attached to your idol.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on September 12, 2011, 12:02:21 am
Ahahaha, I do the same thing. one thing I love about IM@s is that even if you don't know japanese, you can still grow attached to your idol.

She'll hate your guts, but you will still like her. ^^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 12, 2011, 12:13:28 am
Even the strongest of loves can be one sided! i don't even know.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 13, 2011, 07:42:06 pm
I am readying myself once the game comes out on ps3    ill try my best to be a good producer the girls if i can  even though there s a language barrier 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 13, 2011, 08:11:29 pm
I am readying myself once the game comes out on ps3    ill try my best to be a good producer the girls if i can  even though there s a language barrier

That's the spirit! Let's give our best to be good Producer for the girls and make them a Top Idol Unit! :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 13, 2011, 09:54:34 pm
You guys are so energetic.
If the anime turns out to be a deconstruction of being a producer you'll never look at the game the same way again.

On the bright side if there's gameplay stuff you don't understand there's people here to help you.
I just wonder how the interface will be...(It can't be that different on ps3 but it's still weird)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 13, 2011, 10:38:30 pm
Glad to know I'm not the only one who will be playing without (much) japanese knowlege. Well, it's just that I can't read japanese. Anyway, I have been reading a lot on the Idolm@ster wiki, and I have been watching a lot of videos, and I'm actually making myself my own little Im@s guide, so it probably won't be that bad XP

Leaving that whole "Non Japanese-Speaking Producers" topic, I'm curious about how the interface will looks, too (even though it might be very similar). Also, I know the third volume of G4U! is out for pre-order, but does anyone know what is it about? Another school uniform? Another swimsuit (no thanks) ? Maids? 8D
Or...Maybe a volume that will be including Jupiter? Touma wearing a swimsuit, doing provocative poses. Oh. Oh.

Between, only 44 days remaining before release of The Idolm@ster on ps3! I can't wait! Who has pre-ordered their copies, here? I did, the regular version, though. (I am totally broke, lawl.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 13, 2011, 10:56:42 pm
Pre~ordered the asian version. So excited.

I hope for maids...maids or the race girl outfits from iDOLM@STER 360.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 14, 2011, 01:27:27 am
Imma preorder the Asian version soon. It'll be easier on my poor wallet. But I'm waiting until next month because my credit card company has a monthly fee and id prefer to have it all done in one go.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 14, 2011, 01:23:34 pm
Is there really a difference between the Asian and the Japanese version, apart from the price?
I just realised I could have save some money...*Has pre-ordered the Japanese version*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 14, 2011, 05:15:03 pm
Oh mah gosh, guys, guys, guys, guys, guys!!!!! You won't believe this!!!

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/300090_10150308541399537_607434536_8215399_2036200150_n.jpg)

I don't know where to put this so I'll put it here!
(Vocaloid costumes and Shouta in his new white costume!!! It's called "Weiss Jupiter" from what it says.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 14, 2011, 05:17:18 pm
OMG!!! *___* Clear, you made my day!! Touma in white... *drool*
Is this going to be in the PS3 Version or as DLC for the XBOX 360 or for both?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 14, 2011, 05:21:49 pm
Is there really a difference between the Asian and the Japanese version, apart from the price?
I just realised I could have save some money...*Has pre-ordered the Japanese version*

Minor DLC differences.
Crap. I want that miku costume but it probably won't be in the asian version DLC. ;~;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 14, 2011, 05:48:32 pm
OMG!!! *___* Clear, you made my day!! Touma in white... *drool*
Is this going to be in the PS3 Version or as DLC for the XBOX 360 or for both?
I placed it here means it's for PS3. :/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 14, 2011, 05:56:22 pm
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/300090_10150308541399537_607434536_8215399_2036200150_n.jpg)
...what is this, the second part of the PD / iM@S crossover?

*is now angry because I WANT THIS* Geez, NBGI, you've dedicated Xbox 360 iM@S fans and you stomp all over them, huh.

but it -is- extra DLC, not included in the game? : < so even if I bought the PS3 version, I still wouldn't have it because I don't buy pricey DLC?

I have no doubt it would be PS3 exclusive, given that all the Vocaloid game stuff has been Sony so far (there's some Miku thing coming out for the 3DS, but that doesn't help the 360's iM@S any XD).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 14, 2011, 06:09:02 pm
*is now angry because I WANT THIS* Geez, NBGI, you've dedicated Xbox 360 iM@S fans and you stomp all over them, huh.


I shouldn't be talking because I'm a ps3 loyalist who owns an xbox 360

I've been thinking this for a while. Way to throw your 'loyal' fanbase out the window, NBGI
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 14, 2011, 06:29:32 pm
Oh mah gosh, guys, guys, guys, guys, guys!!!!! You won't believe this!!!

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/300090_10150308541399537_607434536_8215399_2036200150_n.jpg)

Ha. HAHAHAHA.
I don't care how much DLC this gonna costs, I'M BUYING THAT SHIT.
(Can't wait to see Miki wearing it. I'm sure it'll looks good on Takane, too.)
And a new costume for Jupiter? A WHITE COSTUME? *Faints*
After all, today just might be a wonderful day.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 14, 2011, 07:33:13 pm
I shouldn't be talking because I'm a ps3 loyalist who owns an xbox 360

I've been thinking this for a while. Way to throw your 'loyal' fanbase out the window, NBGI
I stopped being a PS3 loyalist for iM@S. NBGI, whyyyyy
Seriously, though, I am kind of angry that they're doing this to their Xbox 360 fans. It's like "you spent $120 for the limited edition? Well, too bad, because all that and much, much more will now be available on the PS3 disc. For no extra charge *thumbs up*" I'm not one to promote raging, but I'm really ticked off at NBGI at this point. Region-free is great for anyone who's not played it, but they're mistreating their already-dedicated fans, methinks.

Better view of Jupiter's costume, fangirls.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88302.jpg)
It looks kinda like it's the same costume recolored to be white.

Also, G4U vol. 3 = Winter Casual?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 14, 2011, 07:58:29 pm
I need a japanese PSN Account... .___. *wants Jupiter in white*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 14, 2011, 08:02:24 pm

Justified rant

Also, G4U vol. 3 = Winter Casual?

Well they can just kiss all their fans goodbye. I mean they already upset them with jupiter and now this. I'm happy and I'm getting the game but I wouldn't have objected to just buying the xbox version.

G4U for every dvd set...they're already running out of ideas.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 15, 2011, 12:05:12 am
Is the Miku outfit going to be included with the asian version? I hope so...
Also I'm not gunna lie.
Sexy Jupiter is sexy.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on September 15, 2011, 12:43:57 am
Could this mean that we can maybe use Jupiter in that free song mode thing? Why give them an alternate color outfit if they're not going to do that? Unless this is their outfit just for the PS3 version instead of the black version or something. Or Namco was like "let's give them an alt color for the hell of it".
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 15, 2011, 01:07:48 am
Could this mean that we can maybe use Jupiter in that free song mode thing?
I'm guessing on there's going to be a possible S4U.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on September 15, 2011, 02:09:34 am
Quote
I'm guessing on there's going to be a possible S4U.

I just hope it's on the PS3 disc instead of the Playstation Network, but it will probably not be on the disc, including the miku outfit that I want!!!

I don't even have a Japanese PSN account!!!!!  :'(

How the heck am I supposed to get one?!?!?!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on September 15, 2011, 02:29:25 am
I wonder if Jupiter exclusively has that outfit in the PS3 version or if it's random chance for their appearance(s)...

If they add Jupiter to S4U, maybe they'll add more stuff to it in general.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 15, 2011, 05:56:01 am
Is the Miku outfit going to be included with the asian version? I hope so...
Also I'm not gunna lie.
Sexy Jupiter is sexy.

Doubt it. Does anyone know if Miku Hatsune has rights in asia? If she does then yes.

Information about G4U 3 is up on the website but no pics yet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 15, 2011, 08:08:48 am
Jupiter in S4U would be awesome! *_* Solo version of Koi wo Hajimeyou sung by Touma... *drools*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on September 15, 2011, 09:17:17 am
Jupiter in S4U would be awesome! *_* Solo version of Koi wo Hajimeyou sung by Touma... *drools*

After trying to sing Koi wo a few times  :-[, I honestly think that it is a song meant for a trio. But hey, I'm curious of a solo version.
:-X
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 15, 2011, 12:50:12 pm
Is the Miku outfit going to be included with the asian version? I hope so...
I don't think it's actually included on any version. I can't read that whole paragraph next to the picture, but I spy ダウンロードコンテンツ which reads "download contents"...aka good ol' DLC.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88316.jpg)
Maybe the Miku outfit is in the first catalog with the game release or something.

edit: oh. God.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88312.jpg)
is this really Jupiter S4U? -is this really Jupiter S4U-??
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88321.jpg)
if it is, wtf NBGI. I don't even care that it's Jupiter. But HOW MUCH new stuff is the PS3 version going to get over the Xbox 360 version, huh??? <continuous raging under spoilerblock>

ANYWAY. Game for you guys.
Which is photoshopped? のヮの top? bottom? both?
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88304.jpg)
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88306.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on September 15, 2011, 02:05:43 pm
...I don't know what to say about Jupiter S4U. I won't complain, more content is more content, but, really!?

I'm kind of lost for words.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 15, 2011, 02:11:56 pm
edit: oh. God.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88312.jpg)
is this really Jupiter S4U? -is this really Jupiter S4U-??
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88321.jpg)
if it is, wtf NBGI. I don't even care that it's Jupiter. But HOW MUCH new stuff is the PS3 version going to get over the Xbox 360 version, huh??? <continuous raging under spoilerblock>

ANYWAY. Game for you guys.
Which is photoshopped? のヮの top? bottom? both?
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88304.jpg)
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88306.jpg)
...WHERE DID YOU GET THIS? GET ME THE LINK RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

EDIT:
Quote
【速報】PS3版追加要素

・アニメOP「READY!」を収録
・全体的なゲームバランスの調整
・高難易度モードを追加
・ゲームのテンポを改善
・クインテット対応ステージを追加
・360版で有料だったDLC3号分を無料で収録
・S4Uのカメラ演出機能を改善 (カメラ追加、ショートカット、歌詞のON/OFF、ブルースクリーン)
・竜宮小町に新衣装と新曲を追加
・竜宮小町のプロデュースモードを追加※配信専用←New!
・初音ミクの衣装を追加※配信専用←New!
・ジュピターに新曲←New!
・ジュピターに新衣装←New!
・ジュピターがS4Uで使用可能←New!
・876プロのキャラクターがS4Uで使用可能※配信専用←New!
・初回配信DLCは360版4号〜6号のパック※無料配信?←New!

New song and possible S4U for Jupiter?! Possible 876 characters can be chosen for S4U?! I'm not dreaming, isn't it?
(Initiate "iM@S Fans Rejoice" button now!)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/wGdo49NNr63Fqpfe5kbSeFKD1C5q77RA.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 15, 2011, 05:15:21 pm
Uh. What.

What is NBGI on?
I'm happy for all the fans getting exactly what they want...but it seems so surreal thinking back to a year ago when I bought an xbox 360 so I could play the games and when the boys were first announced.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 15, 2011, 05:48:45 pm
Quote
【速報】PS3版追加要素

・アニメOP「READY!」を収録
・全体的なゲームバランスの調整
・高難易度モードを追加
・ゲームのテンポを改善
・クインテット対応ステージを追加
・360版で有料だったDLC3号分を無料で収録
・S4Uのカメラ演出機能を改善 (カメラ追加、ショートカット、歌詞のON/OFF、ブルースクリーン)
・竜宮小町に新衣装と新曲を追加
・竜宮小町のプロデュースモードを追加※配信専用←New!
・初音ミクの衣装を追加※配信専用←New!
・ジュピターに新曲←New!
・ジュピターに新衣装←New!
・ジュピターがS4Uで使用可能←New!
・876プロのキャラクターがS4Uで使用可能※配信専用←New!
・初回配信DLCは360版4号〜6号のパック※無料配信?←New!
*scream!*
I want 876Pro Characters in S4U!! ;__;

anyway, look at that last one...is the PS3 getting catalogs 4, 5, and 6 for free, too?

While there are clearly more ideal places to stomp and rant (and all you iM@S2-PS3 lovers can look at me and giggle)...I mean, really.
I think no matter what side you're on, you can see that this is almost a ridiculous amount of free new content >> I promise you I'm not just being bitter because I imported an Xbox for this.
I feel so bad for everyone who even bought the game already. Japan or not. :\

A few more points I think we missed (or I missed) that are on that list:
- more quintet-friendly stages
- more S4U camera options (including turning the lyrics off, blue-screen bgs, additional camera options? nothing about lyric select)
- Ryuuguu Komachi Produce Mode

配信専用 is after both the Miku clothes and the 876S4U options. What does that mean?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 15, 2011, 06:29:44 pm

A few more points I think we missed (or I missed) that are on that list:
- more quintet-friendly stages
- more S4U camera options (including turning the lyrics off, blue-screen bgs, additional camera options? nothing about lyric select)
- Ryuuguu Komachi Produce Mode


-More quintet stages = good
-About time for more S4U options m@d videos are gonna get epic
-Wait...what?

What does RK produce mode mean?
Does that mean we can produce RK?
Oh please let this be true.

The thought of 876 productions in s4u is very interesting...as a m@d lover and just graphically.
I wonder what they will look like in shiny HD.

Edit: Oh yeah for clarification which DLC packs will we be getting with ps3 version?
On the wiki it says Little Match Girl, Honey Heartbeat, and I like Hamburger. If that's true I have no need for psn points
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 15, 2011, 07:05:28 pm
Jupiter S4U... hehehehe... *drools* I hope, we get many many different costumes and accessoires for Jupiter in the future... (as DLCs, of course!) *still need to get a japanese PSN Account* D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 15, 2011, 08:18:40 pm
My copy will come soon as soon as i finish earning enough money to buy and ship the game to my country   
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on September 15, 2011, 09:57:44 pm
OK, NOW we finally have a PS3 thing I really want.

I think READY!! is a mediocre song, so I don't care about that. I don't like RK's new outfit. I've never cared for Jupiter, so I don't really care if they suddenly get new outfits, possibly new songs, or become available in S4U.

I do care about that Miku outfit though. I really hope that becomes DLC for the 360 version as well. :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on September 16, 2011, 12:15:57 am
I sure hope that Ryuugu Komachi can be producible!!!!

Also I hope that we can have S4U! for Jupiter too!!!!

Also it said S4U! for 876.... Is it true?!?!?!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on September 16, 2011, 12:31:43 am
I would celebrate Ryuuguu Komachi being producible and seeing 876 in S4U...

But, sadly, I do not have a PS3.

Excuse me while I angst...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on September 16, 2011, 12:36:31 am
Quote
・876プロのキャラクターがS4Uで使用可能※配信専用←New!
Stop it Namco, stop it.  I don't want to buy the same game twice, again.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2011, 12:50:35 am
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15617637

^ nothing more than the screenshots have shown, but a preview bit of RK's new song (I forget the title), the Miku costume in motion, and Jupiter's white costume in motion.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 16, 2011, 12:57:24 am
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15617637

^ nothing more than the screenshots have shown, but a preview bit of RK's new song (I forget the title), the Miku costume in motion, and Jupiter's white costume in motion.
Now on Youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwldvbTYx0

EDIT: Report! Some of this maybe a fake such as:
Quote
・竜宮小町のプロデュースモードを追加※配信専用←New!
・876プロのキャラクターがS4Uで使用可能※配信専用←New!
・初回配信DLCは360版4号〜6号のパック※無料配信?←New!
・歌詞のON/OFF、ブルースクリーン

Source from 2chan
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 16, 2011, 01:01:58 am
Wow I am so not regretting buying this game now.

The extended version or rather game version of Ready! is interesting. Dance isn't that great but it's free so I won't complain here.

I liked the reactions there on NND. lol. Just as shocked as we all were.
Liking Rk's new song/outfit a bit more now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on September 16, 2011, 01:10:09 am
Now on Youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGwldvbTYx0

EDIT: Report! Some of this maybe a fake such as:

Wow. Love RK's new song.
This is totally a big "fuck you" to Xbox users. ::)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on September 16, 2011, 01:16:52 am
It's just how Namco rolls now. I've long accepted that fact.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on September 16, 2011, 01:45:42 am
*sees preview*

....

*snatches Yukiho's shovel*

Yukiho: H-Hey! That's mine! What are you doing with my shovel?!
Me: CURSE YOU NAMCO. *digs a hole and stays in, sobbing to herself*
Yukiho: O_O
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 16, 2011, 02:27:29 am
*sees last three pages*
I came buckets.
The full version of Ready!! is just my style and RKs new song is amazing and \i think it fits the style of their outfits. Stil lthin kthe hat is five kinds of stupid, though.
Jupiter S4U? Squueeeeeee~
And if the Miku outfit is DLC, then it might be like little match girl but who knows.
Also I get the feeling you can't actually use the 876 idols and if you can then it's more than likely going to be really fucking hard to unlock. like, produce every idol, win every audition, get every outfit, etc. that kind of hard.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on September 16, 2011, 03:06:29 am
However much I really, really, really want 876 in S4U, they'd have to record a lot of songs for DLC unless they had their own song pool or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 16, 2011, 05:13:05 am
However much I really, really, really want 876 in S4U, they'd have to record a lot of songs for DLC unless they had their own song pool or something.
Gooood point.

And I have to admit, I feel pretty bad for Xbox users. If I had the xbox version I would be pretty pissed about all this stuff too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on September 16, 2011, 05:28:30 am
(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m631/bakat2/n.jpg)

nanairo botan wasn't that bad imo, was also quite decent live.

Also, I like how people only discuss content and stuff but nothing bout gameplay; it doesn't matter how many costumes and songs they add if the game still sucks :|
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on September 16, 2011, 06:02:05 am
I don't think the game sucks.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2011, 06:22:59 am
Also, I like how people only discuss content and stuff but nothing bout gameplay; it doesn't matter how many costumes and songs they add if the game still sucks :|
While in most cases I would agree, the fact that nowadays (and this COULD just be me...) I use S4U wayyyyy more than I play the actual game, the amount of songs and costumes does add a huge factor. After you unlock/buy all of the stuff it's mostly S4U all the way.

...I'm not as tempted to go back and play the iM@S2 storyline as much as I was with iM@S1, that's for sure.

Also, the fact that 876S4U may in fact be a hoax is...well, expected, but a disappointment. I would have looooved that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on September 16, 2011, 07:31:17 am
Wow. Love RK's new song.
This is totally a big "fuck you" to Xbox users. ::)

I agree. I feel kind of bad (for 360 users) yet I'm so happy the PS3 version will have so much free content, but as they say, "The patient dog gets the fattest bone." Probably won't be able to get the game for awhile, but I'm loving RK's new song, Jupiter's new color scheme (and S4U option?), the Miku outfits, and...yes. Giving the fans what they want.  ;D

And yet, somehow, something tells me NBGI is being a little too generous...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 16, 2011, 08:31:15 am
Hmm... I was thinking: Since Jupiter gets their own S4U, could it be possible that they can get in the near future their own CD release too? (Alice or Guilty and Koi wo Hajimeyou full version! *_*)
I really hope for it, because that would let my dream come true!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on September 16, 2011, 09:14:42 am
Well, just say 'There's been a reason why I suspended operations'.

I'll be reopening with the PS3 version at some point.

I imagine that requests will reopen fairly soon, but considering the conversations I have had with a few people within NBGI, don't celebrate TOO much.

... Okay. Maybe you should, but I really suspect that the asking price will be a lot more than what you'd be expecting. The draft pricing is an eyeopener, to say the least. I just wonder if people are prepared to pay the costs requested.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on September 16, 2011, 09:58:47 am
UGHhhhh
I already want to hear RK's new song in full...

(Anyone know what it's called btw?)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2011, 10:34:11 am
UGHhhhh
I already want to hear RK's new song in full...

(Anyone know what it's called btw?)

(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m631/bakat2/n.jpg)

nanairo botan wasn't that bad imo, was also quite decent live.

Also, I like how people only discuss content and stuff but nothing bout gameplay; it doesn't matter how many costumes and songs they add if the game still sucks :|
?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on September 16, 2011, 11:21:54 am
?

Or actually, I meant the game version, but that works, too if that's what is related to what I'm looking for.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on September 16, 2011, 11:26:54 am
I don't think the game sucks.
Only people who don't own the game, haven't played the game or haven't played the game thoroughly can say that.
Sure, the first 2-3 playthroughs might still be fun but 4-9 is just the same thing over and over again. Also doesn't help that 5 out of 9 idols' story use the same formula.

?

Soem TGS livestream featuring gamiP, Azumin, Nunu and Akki. Also happened to have soem live performance of the new RK song and READY!! near the end.
Live performance of READY!! wasn't that great though..
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2011, 11:30:22 am
Or actually, I meant the game version, but that works, too if that's what is related to what I'm looking for.
Sorry orz I mean, isn't the name of the new RK song "Nanairo Botan"?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on September 16, 2011, 03:36:36 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Da70zfOf7g
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on September 16, 2011, 04:07:09 pm
Only people who don't own the game, haven't played the game or haven't played the game thoroughly can say that.
Sure, the first 2-3 playthroughs might still be fun but 4-9 is just the same thing over and over again. Also doesn't help that 5 out of 9 idols' story use the same formula.

I've done four play throughs that were pretty addicting to me. But number of play throughs aren't really an issue for me. I barely play the games I really love more than 2 or 3 times anyway. :P Can't vouch for the story, but I think it says something if I was willing to keep playing without an ounce of understanding of the Japanese language. I mean, obviously that's just me and would in no way apply to everyone else.

And suddenly the spelling of "through" looks really bizarre.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2011, 06:45:39 pm
I've done four play throughs that were pretty addicting to me. But number of play throughs aren't really an issue for me. I barely play the games I really love more than 2 or 3 times anyway. :P Can't vouch for the story, but I think it says something if I was willing to keep playing without an ounce of understanding of the Japanese language. I mean, obviously that's just me and would in no way apply to everyone else.

And suddenly the spelling of "through" looks really bizarre.
I think the game does get a fair bit of credit -- I've played it at least...hmm, 7-10 times through? and some of it gets a bit stale, particularly the rigged events (where Takagi pops up like "you wanted to go shopping today? Well, too bad, gotta fight Jupiter and lose") and all the story-stuff that you can't skip.
I think if they included a 'free-produce' mode or something, it would be better XD
Honestly, nowadays I play it for money -- I saved the expensive stuff for last so I actually still have two 500,000 money costumes to buy. I'd usually been holding off on playing the game itself 'till someone requested something I didn't have...so then I'd play the game until I had enough money, buy it, and then S4U-ify their request.

Kind of sad, since I left a Makoto/Hibiki/Mami unit unfinished. I liked that unit :P

All in all, I guess it's hard to say the game sucks (it's what we're all on this forum for, right?). Even given that little things like lyric select and producing solo/duo/trio are gone, the actual game can get stale easier than iM@S1 imo. Your unit is a lot less..."customizable" XD

Though, I STILL don't have all the costumes/accessories in iM@S1. Game can keep you coming back forever just to unlock all that stuff
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 16, 2011, 07:13:56 pm
I'll be looking forward to playing hours of this game and unlock (or buy) all the stuff from the shops in the game! :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on September 16, 2011, 09:22:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Da70zfOf7g
Wow. I REALLY like it, it's not what I expected O:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on September 17, 2011, 01:06:33 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Da70zfOf7g

Officially obsessed with this song. Been going through my mind all day. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on September 17, 2011, 03:35:35 am
Only people who don't own the game, haven't played the game or haven't played the game thoroughly can say that.
Sure, the first 2-3 playthroughs might still be fun but 4-9 is just the same thing over and over again. Also doesn't help that 5 out of 9 idols' story use the same formula.

Honestly, I think that the basic gameplay is good enough (if we assume that it's meant to be a single player rhythm game), it's just that it needs some tweaking to be balanced - there were a few oversights. And, as with any game, the gameplay can only last so long. A lot of good games, I notice, give the player a basic set of cool things to do, then as the game progresses, they get more things to play with which change the way the game is played. About when I've finished exploring everything new it can throw at me... well, that's when things start getting stale for me.

In this case, I think it's the amulets that keep the experimenting going, but there seems to be a dominant strategy (and I hate those)... meaning if there's only one way to optimize, then there's nothing much else the game portion can offer once it's discovered. And well, if 5 of 9 arcs all seem the same, it looks like there's little that can be offered there, either.

'Least, that's how I view games in general. I've been happy with games that don't have much game to them, but then I've gone into them knowing that's not what it tries to excel at, and thus did not rate it on its gameplay too highly. 'Course that means there's gotta be something else to pick up the slack. ^^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on September 17, 2011, 03:41:55 am
iM@S2
RK and Jupiter forced events are a waste of time and kills pacing, also RK kills the mood in your unit twice!
The game has unneedlesly complicated mechanics with lots of variables and pretty much all of them can be thrown out of the window if you break the charts early on.

Producing and managing is somewhat more realistic, you manage various regions, work on building fans and stop decaying etc but youd need more planning, assuming youre playing regularly. That is, unless you notice that every playthrough is the same.
You'll always meet the same reporters in the same week if you keep triggering them.

Only 3 lessons, and Bumco's obviously favoring Vi seeing as how it's so easy and has much room for error for perfect. Vo is just unreasonable.
Though I'm complaining that there're only 3 lessons, an optimised playthrough consists of only spamming main lesson up to week 15-18 or so anyways seeing as how popular genres dissapeared.
boxM@S and SP forced you to do more kinds of lessons and are beter in that regard.
To prevent decay from taking too many fans you want to do all lessons at the beginning, adding up to the boringness. Afterwards you'll be wasting time farming fans to get awards and farm money starting from week 40-45.

All characters are the same period. Personality? Quirks? Traits? Those don't add anything to the gameplay a all; In boxM@S we had downward spirals, end of week auto regenerating tension and happy go lucky chars, in iM@S2 it doesn't mater who you pick.
Because of this all idols are reduced to a pile of numbers and the only things worth to consider are 6/2/2 bursts and total stats.
boxM@S trio planning changed the difficulty and gameplay strategy.
The main theme is unity, but aside from morning and evening commus your 2nd and 3rd member are useless plot-wise.

iM@S2 has lazy storywriting, 5 out of 9 idols use the same formula for their story. Also iM@S2 has an enormous lack of commus; boxM@S had millions of commus where you can learn more about the characters. iM@S2 has like what, 20'ish per character and they're mostly workrelated. You won't be seeing most of them either because of the chart-job rank relation.

The problem with the actual game is that youre doing the same thing over and over with little to no variety for 70+ hours, also lacking some of the original 11+5 songs breaks it for me.

Tl;dr.
Ranking in early is too easy and kills every gameplay elements, forced events are a pain, lazy writing, little variety.
I hope they at least fixed the first thing in hyper mode.



boxM@S
boxM@S Vi lesson was stupid and the random element in the game sucked, though the reverse also holds true; because of the random element you can get some giggles from time to time.
2 minute wait times bad.
Washed out colors compared to iM@S2.
Also, easy mode bully P is just silly.
Duos and trios have a line editor. Working on trios in boxM@S is more satisfying than iM@S2.
Much better story than 2 as well.



iM@S SP
SP technically is a better version of boxM@S.
Sure, the game's graphics are lacking a lot and we can't manage duos or trios but the gameplay's a streamlined version of boxM@S.
We don't have to wait for auditions, we can change song or costume before we start an audition at the cost of losing the ability to change one of them for free. You can change costumes as much as you want. We have more types of lessons and the horrible Visual lesson was changed to something still used in future iM@S generations.
2 modes, story has different endings from Free Produce. Free Produce's basically the superior version of boxM@S.
Easy mode bully P exploit gone.
Getting items is easier than in boxM@S.
New scheduling system.
Splitting all the idols up of course is bad.



iM@S DS
DS had great story and great characters, sure the gameplay's lacking but the former 2 greatly outweigh the latter.
Acceptable if you view the gams as a VN with game elements instead of a game with a lot of story.
Story has its silly, greatly exaggerated moments, hyper Yayoi and international superstar singing diva Chihaya.
All endings are completely different and all of them are great.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on September 17, 2011, 05:03:15 am
Ack... losing motivation to play IM@S2... @_@
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 17, 2011, 05:40:16 am
Three things that motivate me to play the idolm@ster 2 on ps3  when it comes out

1 My best friend and brother said if finish the game they will pay me 1000$
2 he will fix my arcade stick for free 
3 my curiosity  of idolm@ster   and   to  try games  that i am not use to 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on September 17, 2011, 06:36:00 am
iM@S2
Producing and managing is somewhat more realistic, you manage various regions, work on building fans and stop decaying etc but youd need more planning, assuming youre playing regularly. That is, unless you notice that every playthrough is the same.
You'll always meet the same reporters in the same week if you keep triggering them.

I actually forgot completely about this, but yeah. I was focusing my gameplay opinions more on the audition strategies, which is auto-pilot even when you play through them after you've locked down your strategy it seems. About the first couple of playthroughs seem to be learning what to do, the rest is execution. Of course, if there's a dominant strategy, you've gotta be prepared to execute the same one multiple times instead of finding new ones. This is why I hate them - games stop becoming deep and multi-faceted. Then there's nothing else there to explore.

But I will say that I consider getting every ending completionist territory, which by and large, I expect to be grinding in about any game there is. So, if the gameplay keeps my interest for like four playthroughs before having to rely on not-gameplay, that's okay - if I want to be a completionist and get everything, I know I gotta be prepared to grind. It's just... well, the not-gameplay has to keep my interest well enough at that point. ^^

And... there's a reason I'm not a completionist in general...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on September 17, 2011, 04:13:48 pm
Only people who don't own the game, haven't played the game or haven't played the game thoroughly can say that.


That sounds kind of biased. What about people who have different opinions or different taste?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2011, 08:09:38 pm
That sounds kind of biased. What about people who have different opinions or different taste?
You know, how about we leave it at this;
Maybe the game does suck? But nobody says you can't like games that suck. Seriously XD

I see on a fairly frequent basis (and have people tell me, like I don't know) that Onechanbara Vortex sucks. Worst game ever. But when it comes down to it, I love slashing tons upon tons of zombies mindlessly with grotesquely large splatters of blood all over the screen! I love anything that lets me pick what my character is wearing! I love that it secretly involves strategy if you don't want to play it so mindlessly! Regardless of the horrible excuse for a storyline and the overdone & overly-sensitive jiggle physics and general fanservice. D3 loves dat fanservice.

No need to fog up the topic going back and forth on whether iM@S2 sucks or not. :\

Anyway, more fangirl fuel:
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88422.jpg)
I give, here. Shouta looks so cute.
Also, ragefans: They're going to the same school as your idols! :3c
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on September 17, 2011, 08:25:16 pm
Maybe the game does suck? But nobody says you can't like games that suck. Seriously XD

Well, maybe I should add that I think all BT2's comments are indeed valid. I disagree with him on like maybe one or two things (and only slightly so, by the way I'm reading it), and still wish there were new songs all over rather than old songs, and...

... well, there's a lot I'd wish for, but I think my reaction is more "Well, that's how it is, I guess..." than anything else.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2011, 08:31:58 pm
Well, maybe I should add that I think all BT2's comments are indeed valid. I disagree with him on like maybe one or two things, and still wish there were new songs all over rather than old songs, and...

... well, there's a lot I'd wish for, but I think my reaction is more "Well, that's how it is, I guess..." than anything else.

I think his comments are valid, too, and imo iM@S2 isn't the best. When I think about it, I probably had the greatest (and easiest, haha) time playing SP. (I loved producing trios & duos in iM@S1, but the fact that SP had those 3 time-slots made it a lot easier to play). I -love- the graphics in iM@S2; the improved lighting, all the new stages, the idols' new looks, the new costumes. I like them better than the ones from the old game, for the most part. But actual gameplay-wise, iM@S2 loses.

But overall, everyone has a different opinion, too ^^; so, what I mean is that going back and forth with "the game sucks" / "no it doesn't" is kinda useless :< Because some of us are going to think it sucks anyway, and some of us are going to think it doesn't suck anyway XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 17, 2011, 09:17:48 pm
You know, how about we leave it at this;
Maybe the game does suck? But nobody says you can't like games that suck. Seriously XD

I see on a fairly frequent basis (and have people tell me, like I don't know) that Onechanbara Vortex sucks. Worst game ever. But when it comes down to it, I love slashing tons upon tons of zombies mindlessly with grotesquely large splatters of blood all over the screen! I love anything that lets me pick what my character is wearing! I love that it secretly involves strategy if you don't want to play it so mindlessly! Regardless of the horrible excuse for a storyline and the overdone & overly-sensitive jiggle physics and general fanservice. D3 loves dat fanservice.

No need to fog up the topic going back and forth on whether iM@S2 sucks or not. :\


Agreed. Besides. Moe sells.
I bet people will buy this game just because of the cutsie characters, familiar VAs and the like even if simulation games aren't their thing. Even if it sucks it's still the new thing. It's still moe. They'll buy it.

Also, ragefans: They're going to the same school as your idols! :3c

Well, Haru~run doesn't have any friends who are boys....so it's safe to say they're not in the same class.

And isn't one of them a bit too old to be sporting that getup?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on September 17, 2011, 09:24:15 pm

No need to fog up the topic going back and forth on whether iM@S2 sucks or not. :\


Sorry, Tween. Didn't mean to make it like that. ^^; But, I'm not saying that he's wrong about the game sucking, though.

If you don't mind, I would like to add something to what you guys are saying:  My biggest issue was the storyline. Not only do you not know a thing about your rivals, (except in the anime, although that's a pretty lousy excuse), but they serve little to no purpose at all, and it renders the whole story pointless. :/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Bunny Kaisui on September 18, 2011, 01:17:15 am
You can watch the full THE IDOLM@STER TGS SPECIAL EVENT 01 here:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15619632

Also, some reports of THE IDOLM@STER TGS SPECIAL EVENT 02:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/407/407982/
http://www.famitsu.com/news/201109/17050529.html

I'm not sure if they said something important about the PS3 game.

There will be another event in some hours: THE IDOLM@STER TGS SPECIAL EVENT 03
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/event/tgs2011/event_0918.html
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 18, 2011, 04:10:32 am
And isn't one of them a bit too old to be sporting that getup?
That would also mean Azusa's too old to to be in there.

(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88422.jpg)
I give, here. Shouta looks so cute.
It's a different hairstyle from his usual one. This pic has to be a fake, isn't it?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on September 18, 2011, 05:21:53 am
But overall, everyone has a different opinion, too ^^; so, what I mean is that going back and forth with "the game sucks" / "no it doesn't" is kinda useless :< Because some of us are going to think it sucks anyway, and some of us are going to think it doesn't suck anyway XD

Yeah. It's not I don't like it, but there're some things that could stand to be improved. But that's that. Sorry for the derail, guys.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201109/17050529.html

I'm not sure if they said something important about the PS3 game.

The page tells you to look here for details on the PS3 version.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201109/16050433.html

撮影時には、ただ淡々と撮影していくのではなく、アイドルから主人公であるプロデューサーに質問が来たりと、コミュニケーションをしている様子も楽しめるのが特徴。
They'll talk to you and ask questions and stuff, so there's communication to be had rather than just telling them to pose and you taking pictures.

ただし、各キャラクターの性格的にあまりやらないようなものばかりを選ぶと、ちょっと不機嫌になるいこともあるという。
Keep on telling them to do stuff they don't like, and they'll start getting frustrated.

Everything else seems to be stuff that we've heard before.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 18, 2011, 08:41:27 am
Yeah. It's not I don't like it, but there're some things that could stand to be improved. But that's that. Sorry for the derail, guys.

[snip]

ただし、各キャラクターの性格的にあまりやらないようなものばかりを選ぶと、ちょっと不機嫌になるいこともあるという。
Keep on telling them to do stuff they don't like, and they'll start getting frustrated.
I think that's a point most people can agree on. I think NBGI had a lot to work up to when they decided to make iM@S2; that is, I think trying to make an entirely new system that was actually better than SP's was a really high goal, even though they're the ones who made the original XD

and, I wonder what happens when they get frustrated. Like, I think that sounds crazy, but do they leave the photoshoot, do they just make angry faces & yell at you, what XD

That would also mean Azusa's too old to to be in there.
It's a different hairstyle from his usual one. This pic has to be a fake, isn't it?
Not only Azusa; Ritsuko would be too old, as well. Takane, well...pushing it XD

and, while anything anywhere on the internet is liable to be fake, this looks pretty legit. The one nitpick I'd have is that Touma's pants are actually different (the squares in the plaid); but they all have certain differences to their outfits. (i.e.Hokuto has red lining on his shirt, ribbons aren't included since it's probably for their different "classes"/ages). I see no logical reason as to why Shouta would change his hair for school, though.

Who knows :s
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 18, 2011, 08:47:06 am
While anything anywhere on the internet is liable to be fake, this looks pretty legit. The one nitpick I'd have is that Touma's pants are actually different (the squares in the plaid); but they all have certain differences to their outfits. (i.e.Hokuto has red lining on his shirt, ribbons aren't included since it's probably for their different "classes"/ages). I see no logical reason as to why Shouta would change his hair for school, though.

Who knows :s
Well...If it is real. I'm kinda glad that they got another kind of costume for them. :3
But I'm more anxious about their new song...What's with everyone talking about possible Jupiter CD coming out?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on September 18, 2011, 12:39:16 pm
This pic has to be a fake, isn't it?
http://jin115.com/archives/51810917.html
You think?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 18, 2011, 02:25:03 pm
http://jin115.com/archives/51810917.html
You think?
The reason I thought this was a fake is because their pants had different patterns on it and I thought their pants would have the same pattern but since it's real...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on September 18, 2011, 07:31:48 pm
So ready for this game once i get  my copy   in the ps3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 18, 2011, 07:41:48 pm
I'm ready for this game too! The first thing I do, when I get my copy of this game is... experiencing in Stage 4 U, which Idols I want to make a Unit for my first Playthrough... Maybe playing Jupiter Stage 4 U too but I think that will be unlocked, when you beated the game for the first time :/ Like unlocking RK after your first Playthrough!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 18, 2011, 08:43:34 pm
I'M LADY FOR THE GAME, TOO 8D
Also ~

(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas88422.jpg)

This one isn't fake, eh?
I'm really glad it's not. I like it, even though Shouta kind of looks like he's 10 on this one...But maybe that's jut me ._.
If they really are available for S4U (Which will probably be the case), then I wonder what kind of accessories they're gonna have. Is Hokuto's glasses one of them or is he already wearing them when you choose the outfit? Hmm...
I kind of wish all of the accessories for 765 Pro were avalaible for them, too...Touma wearing cat ears 8D
Also, funny fact: When I first saw the picture, I thought they were dancing to "relations"...Look at their positions!

(39 days remaining before ps3 release!)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on September 18, 2011, 10:10:35 pm
Just a passing thought, I wonder if there might be 4 character on stage support if they're improving S4U.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 18, 2011, 11:12:36 pm
Just a passing thought, I wonder if there might be 4 character on stage support if they're improving S4U.

Eh maybe only for a song or two. I mean, that would mean redesigning choreography and IMO bamco seems to lazy to do that.

And, hehehe. I've been planning for months. My trio is going to be Makoto, Hibiki & Chihaya =w= I'm not sure if I'll make Hibiki the leader or not though... I mean she's better for game play but Mako-chan is mai waifu... hrm /ramble
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 18, 2011, 11:21:56 pm
Also, funny fact: When I first saw the picture, I thought they were dancing to "relations"...Look at their positions!
...*double-takes*

my God, you're right. Shouta's definitely looks like "relations"...Touma's looks like "Meisou Mind". Dunno about Hokuto, though.

Just a passing thought, I wonder if there might be 4 character on stage support if they're improving S4U.
Eh maybe only for a song or two. I mean, that would mean redesigning choreography and IMO bamco seems to lazy to do that.
They wouldn't have to redesign the coreography; just reprogram the camera. Quartets could be created from quintets the same way duos are created from trios; remove the "leader"/1st position character.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on September 18, 2011, 11:44:09 pm
They wouldn't have to redesign the coreography; just reprogram the camera. Quartets could be created from quintets the same way duos are created from trios; remove the "leader"/1st position character.

Yeah, that's what I meant. There might be space for rent when the leader is taken away from the picture, but some dances look ridiculous in pairs or even solo since they're meant to be for trios.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on September 19, 2011, 12:56:16 am
I'M LADY FOR THE GAME, TOO 8D
Also ~
This one isn't fake, eh?
I'm really glad it's not. I like it, even though Shouta kind of looks like he's 10 on this one...But maybe that's jut me ._.
If they really are available for S4U (Which will probably be the case), then I wonder what kind of accessories they're gonna have. Is Hokuto's glasses one of them or is he already wearing them when you choose the outfit? Hmm...
I kind of wish all of the accessories for 765 Pro were avalaible for them, too...Touma wearing cat ears 8D
Also, funny fact: When I first saw the picture, I thought they were dancing to "relations"...Look at their positions!

(39 days remaining before ps3 release!)

I hope that it's possible for them to use some of the 765pro accessories too...it would be fun to see what you could do with them. XD I'm happy they're real, though...finally, a different outfit for them!

Yeah, that's what I meant. There might be space for rent when the leader is taken away from the picture, but some dances look ridiculous in pairs or even solo since they're meant to be for trios.

I agree. Some of the dances at certain parts just look awkward when performed in a pair or solo. One of the first that comes to mind for me is Me Ga Au Toki, especially in the break part when in a solo your idol ends up walking away for a few bars and it just looks strange. Looks awesome with a trio, though.



Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 19, 2011, 12:59:09 am
Yeah, that's what I meant. There might be space for rent when the leader is taken away from the picture, but some dances look ridiculous in pairs or even solo since they're meant to be for trios.
Yeah, but in the end they all work out. The examples that really stand out for me are Watashi wa Aidoru and Colorful Days XD Once Colorful Days left SP, it's like it was never meant to be a solo song XD Even though they look kind of weird in solos.

I guess those examples are both look okay in duos but weird in solos, though XDD

I think The world is all one!! could easily pull off a quartet and look less unbalanced than it does with a duo. I don't like using duos on that song...it looks really weird to me XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on September 19, 2011, 02:15:18 am
Other cameos to promote the PS3 release...

http://static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/core/fsol/event/110915_idolmaster/index.html#

Azusa's a switch hitter. And, I guess Mami's really left-handed?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 19, 2011, 05:06:03 am
I noticed Makoto is always associated with street hopper. I mean, I know she was on the wallpaper that month and she looks really good in it. but ya' think there's any other reason?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 19, 2011, 05:16:26 am
Other cameos to promote the PS3 release...

http://static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/core/fsol/event/110915_idolmaster/index.html#

Azusa's a switch hitter. And, I guess Mami's really left-handed?


Dat....everyone. <3
I'm liking this promotion stuff. Makes em feel like real idols.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on September 19, 2011, 07:42:17 am
I noticed Makoto is always associated with street hopper. I mean, I know she was on the wallpaper that month and she looks really good in it. but ya' think there's any other reason?

Maybe because Street Hopper is more of a tomboy-ish sporty look and it fits her image? But I agree, it's one of my favorite outfits on her. Although I love to see Makoto in more girly things too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 19, 2011, 12:33:14 pm
I noticed Makoto is always associated with street hopper. I mean, I know she was on the wallpaper that month and she looks really good in it. but ya' think there's any other reason?

Maybe because Street Hopper is a "Dance" item, and Makoto has high stats in dance?...
Nah, that's a really silly reason. But it does looks good on her!
Between, I've noticed Yukiho is always associated with the Starry outfit, which looks beautiful on her, especially the white one.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on September 20, 2011, 02:33:28 am
Maybe because Street Hopper is a "Dance" item, and Makoto has high stats in dance?...
Nah, that's a really silly reason. But it does looks good on her!
Between, I've noticed Yukiho is always associated with the Starry outfit, which looks beautiful on her, especially the white one.
Yeah thats true. Yukiho just looks so.... natural in it, ya' know? I guess everyone has something they're associated with. Iori has the bunny ears, Yayoi has that one starry outfit, Miki always has the cowboy hat, Chihaya has that black & blue dress, etc.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 20, 2011, 05:39:42 pm
TGS coverage on dengeki...slightly old news but if anyone wants to check it out here it is:

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/408/408541/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/407/407982/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/407/407272/

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on September 22, 2011, 11:18:06 am
Ready is a quintet.
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/409/409422/
http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110920085/
Differences of PS3&X360 and Hyper mode. Also, dat S4U Jupiter :>

promote the PS3 release...
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/409/409658/ Harukaka snack
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 22, 2011, 01:24:18 pm
http://www.gpara.com/article/cms_show.php?c_id=27295&c_num=14

Ooh...A solo and trio version of "Alice or Guilty" and "Koi wo Hajimeyou". (No duos? Aww...)
So, their black costume is called "Quiche Black 961SP". (961SP?)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 22, 2011, 06:30:10 pm
Ooh...A solo and trio version of "Alice or Guilty" and "Koi wo Hajimeyou". (No duos? Aww...)
So, their black costume is called "Quiche Black 961SP". (961SP?)

Yay for Solos!! :3333 But too sad, there isn't any duos...
"Quiche Black 961SP"? Oh! A hint to the 961Pro game, where you can produce Jupiter! DX For PS3 and PSVita, please... *double shot*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 22, 2011, 06:36:38 pm
Yay for Solos!! :3333 But too sad, there isn't any duos...
"Quiche Black 961SP"? Oh! A hint to the 961Pro game, where you can produce Jupiter! DX For PS3 and PSVita, please... *double shot*
I don't fancy being a parade-rainer, but if the name of the outfit was supposed to be a hint to a Jupiter portable game for the Vita, it wouldn't be SP, would it? XD
Now, one for the PSP, maybe, but my first guess would've been just that 961 debuted on the PSP so they kept that theme to it. I have noooo idea.

I think it's really odd that JS4U wouldn't allow duos. Why not? :s It's just the trio without the center member and it adds versatility to the mode. Am I failing to understand what you're really doing nowadays, NBGI? :(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 22, 2011, 06:45:09 pm
I think it's really odd that JS4U wouldn't allow duos. Why not? :s It's just the trio without the center member and it adds versatility to the mode. Am I failing to understand what you're really doing nowadays, NBGI? :(

Hmmm...but do you think you'd even be able to adjust the trio and put who you want in the middle?
Because if they don't even let you do that I don't really see the point. Other than multiple camera angles and now you can have the blue background.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 23, 2011, 04:03:40 pm
I agree it would have been nice if we could make duos with Jupiter...But I'm still glad they're available for S4U.
I really hope they'll get more songs, though. I love "Alice or Guilty" as much as I love "Koi Wo Hajimeyou" but I'll probably get bored quickly if these are the only songs they can perform. Now if only they could perform all of the 765 Pro songs...
Touma singing and dancing to Do-Dai...lawl.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 23, 2011, 05:28:08 pm
I agree it would have been nice if we could make duos with Jupiter...But I'm still glad they're available for S4U.
I really hope they'll get more songs, though. I love "Alice or Guilty" as much as I love "Koi Wo Hajimeyou" but I'll probably get bored quickly if these are the only songs they can perform. Now if only they could perform all of the 765 Pro songs...
Touma singing and dancing to Do-Dai...lawl.

I'm laughing very hard only at the thought of it! XDDDDDD Maybe we get a new Jupiter song in the release DLC? That would give us more hope for a Jupiter Album! *_*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 23, 2011, 06:21:41 pm
I think it's really odd that JS4U wouldn't allow duos. Why not? :s
I was hoping that they would add duos for Jupiter, so I can listen to Hokuto and Touma sing "Koi wo Hajimeyou". (Shouta didn't really fit for this song, I wanted to know what it sounds like without him.)

Touma singing and dancing to Do-Dai...lawl.
Touma singing "I Want" sounds more like it, lol.
"Soko ni hizamazuite!"


EDIT:
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/charJupiterprofile.png)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 25, 2011, 09:00:59 pm
EDIT:
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/charJupiterprofile.png)

Now it looks like they're dancing to "GO MY WAY" (2nd image of 2nd row xD)
Thanks for sharing, I hope Jupiter will somehow get more popular with the ps3 release!

Between, anyone, still no info on the 3rd volume of G4U? It's been out for pre-order for a while now...(I know the theme is pretty much obvious judging by the cover, but I wish they'd make a video for it like they did with the previous ones)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on September 25, 2011, 09:45:34 pm
You know, since they're making Jupiter available for S4U, it kinda feels like there really is no excuse anymore. They should put out a Jupiter CD...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 26, 2011, 08:53:22 am
You know, since they're making Jupiter available for S4U, it kinda feels like there really is no excuse anymore. They should put out a Jupiter CD...

I agree to this! They should release a Jupiter CD!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on September 26, 2011, 11:22:58 am
I agree to this! They should release a Jupiter CD!
Plus, an addition into the G4U plz.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on September 29, 2011, 01:10:42 am
People, People!
I found some pictures of the third volume of G4U!
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/wallpaper09.jpg)(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/img_vol03_01.jpg)
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/wallpaper03.jpg)
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/wallpaper06.jpg)
I am definitely buying this volume!
Is Hibiki wearing anything under her coat? oAo
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on September 29, 2011, 05:41:57 am
People, People!
I found some pictures of the third volume of G4U!
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/img_vol03_01.jpg)
sdfksjdfdsf mamiiiiii
too bad I don't have money for these
pictures will suffice though haha
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on September 29, 2011, 05:53:47 am
Can't wait to see Haru~run's.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 29, 2011, 06:06:48 am
(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/img_vol03_01.jpg)
[snip]
Is Hibiki wearing anything under her coat? oAo
jfoeijagieojaga cuuuuute ;A; I now feel like I need G4U.

Also, I believe Hibiki wears short-shorts under her coat, yes. I think.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on September 29, 2011, 04:40:52 pm
People, People!
I found some pictures of the third volume of G4U!
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/wallpaper09.jpg

Yukiho's winter clothes are frickin adorable. XD Too bad I don't have the money to buy this volume though. D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on September 29, 2011, 06:07:38 pm
Oh great D:
Now I'm thinkin of buying the third volume of G4U too
Still want some Jupiter in G4U :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on September 30, 2011, 11:33:18 pm
G4U Vol.3 60fps PV

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110928025/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/412/412061/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 30, 2011, 11:37:35 pm
G4U Vol.3 60fps PV

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110928025/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/412/412061/
Makoto's Vivid Bikini shot *_* nyaa nyaa nyaaa! nyaa nyaa nyaaa!! nyaaaaaa!!! Sooo cute ;^;

Also, I never knew Ami's casual had a skirt until right now. Also soooo cute. I want this volume DX
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 01, 2011, 12:58:02 am
I'm thinking of buying this G4U ;o; Ah what should I do!?
Still have some games, I want to buy...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 01, 2011, 01:03:29 am
G4U Vol.3 60fps PV

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110928025/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/412/412061/

Chihaya and especially Mako-san~
*o*
HnnnnNNNNNG
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 01, 2011, 01:04:41 am
Makoto's Vivid Bikini shot *_* nyaa nyaa nyaaa! nyaa nyaa nyaaa!! nyaaaaaa!!! Sooo cute ;^;

Also, I never knew Ami's casual had a skirt until right now. Also soooo cute. I want this volume DX

Chihaya's was so much cuter...<3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: cocobot on October 02, 2011, 04:44:12 pm
I'm so excited about this release! 

I'm just a little confused as to what version contains what and the prices. Can someone help or send me a link :) Also which website is the best to order from?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 02, 2011, 06:03:24 pm
I'm so excited about this release! 

I'm just a little confused as to what version contains what and the prices. Can someone help or send me a link :) Also which website is the best to order from?

When in doubt the expensive one.
Most websites give an outline of what's included.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 03, 2011, 06:25:44 am
You know, since they're making Jupiter available for S4U, it kinda feels like there really is no excuse anymore. They should put out a Jupiter CD...

I would think they'd have one planned, considering everyone's MA2 songs are out, and Project Fairy got a CD...but it looks like they're focusing on music in the anime now. Hopefully they'll get one soon... D:

G4U Vol.3 60fps PV

http://www.4gamer.net/games/137/G013714/20110928025/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/412/412061/

I want this volume. Out of all the volumes, this one is definitely my favorite. I love all their winter clothes! And Yukiho's on the cover <3 And I never knew that Ami and Mami's bottoms were different. I like the differences they put between them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 04, 2011, 12:41:20 pm
I've been wondering about G4U...

Are the characters seen in the preview wearing on of the two outfit only available in this outfit, or can she wear both? For example in the third volume, can Chihaya wear her winter casual too or can she only wear the vivid bikini? It seems like only the "Main character" of each volume can wear both (Haruka for the first, Mami for the second and Yukiho for the third). It would be kind of disappointing...

(Between, Chihaya's and Takane's winter casuals looks more appealing than Ritsuko's and Makoto's, so they should have switched places if it's the case. Just my opinion ~ )
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 04, 2011, 05:00:08 pm
I've been wondering about G4U...

Are the characters seen in the preview wearing on of the two outfit only available in this outfit, or can she wear both? For example in the third volume, can Chihaya wear her winter casual too or can she only wear the vivid bikini? It seems like only the "Main character" of each volume can wear both (Haruka for the first, Mami for the second and Yukiho for the third). It would be kind of disappointing...

(Between, Chihaya's and Takane's winter casuals looks more appealing than Ritsuko's and Makoto's, so they should have switched places if it's the case. Just my opinion ~ )
I'm sure that both can wear both. I don't remember a totally-video example off the top of my head, but I do know that Ritsuko in vol. 2's video ahh...the 'nyaaa's...♥ she was in the sukumizu, but I have a G4U picture of her in the School Days Blazer that rotates through on my desktop.

I think if they didn't allow all characters to use both, that would be...kinda weird on NBGI's part.

I wonder what they'll do for volume 4...summer casual and tenshi mizugi? They're running out of swimsuits.

If volume 5 was as epic as like...punkish gothic G4U I'd be very excited and yet very sad because I'm not paying $100 for a blu-ray I'm not going to watch just to get G4U XD iM@S anime is great, but I can't watch it without subtitles and know what's going on.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 04, 2011, 07:01:38 pm
I think pajamas or bloomers will be in our future.

If volume 5 was as epic as like...punkish gothic G4U I'd be very excited and yet very sad because I'm not paying $100 for a blu-ray I'm not going to watch just to get G4U XD iM@S anime is great, but I can't watch it without subtitles and know what's going on.

Especially since I'm sure they'll somehow rip off the people who bought every single one by releasing a compliation or something at the end. Seems like them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iWant on October 04, 2011, 08:32:50 pm
Maybe for a future G4U, they could wear those kimonos.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on October 04, 2011, 09:32:39 pm
all i need is the resources and i can buy my own copy of the game 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 05, 2011, 01:08:53 am
I think if they didn't allow all characters to use both, that would be...kinda weird on NBGI's part.

I wonder what they'll do for volume 4...summer casual and tenshi mizugi? They're running out of swimsuits.

If volume 5 was as epic as like...punkish gothic G4U I'd be very excited and yet very sad because I'm not paying $100 for a blu-ray I'm not going to watch just to get G4U XD iM@S anime is great, but I can't watch it without subtitles and know what's going on.

Yeah, I think so too.
I just wanted to make sure as I plan on getting one of these volumes for Christmas (I'm waiting until more of them comes out so I can make a better choice), but if you say you saw Ritsuko in both the school girl outfit and the swimsuit then it's good c:
Also, punkish outfit would be cool, I wonder what kind of background they'd choose for that.
A jail xD

I think pajamas or bloomers will be in our future.

Pajamas...
Imagine taking pictures of your favorite idol in her bedroom, wearing that cute pajama...DO WANT?! Now if only we could take pictures of more than one idol at the same time, but I guess I'm asking too much.

all i need is the resources and i can buy my own copy of the game 

You can pre-order your copy on play-asia like I did, or you can try amiami.
I never tried the latter, but I heard it's trustful. The limited version is kind of expensive, but it's worth it in my opinion!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on October 05, 2011, 04:37:46 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-10-04/the-idolm@ster-2-ps3-port-to-feature-hatsune-miku-herself
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Nope on October 05, 2011, 05:06:59 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-10-04/the-idolm@ster-2-ps3-port-to-feature-hatsune-miku-herself

I guess it's not hard at all to make her sing the Idolm@ster songs.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Mind M@ster on October 05, 2011, 05:12:25 am
I guess it's not hard at all to make her sing the Idolm@ster songs.
Actually article says, "Miku and the other idols in the game will compete onstage in the game, and her songs such as "World is Mine" will rise or fall in the ranking charts, depending on the success of all the idols."

Nothing about Miku singing imas songs.

Weaboo count will x10 now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on October 05, 2011, 05:39:02 am
She's not actually going to appear, right?  Only on the rankings charts, right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 05, 2011, 05:50:37 am
So Miku is actually going to appear in the game? That was kind of unexpected. I'm really interested in what she will sound like singing the im@s songs.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 05, 2011, 05:51:02 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-10-04/the-idolm@ster-2-ps3-port-to-feature-hatsune-miku-herself
Hm, at first I almost just went into spoiler-rage/why-did-I-buy-the-Xbox-one mode, but when I stop to think...I don't know if I actually want Miku in iM@S XD

Like, don't get me wrong. I love Miku. I love iM@S. 2 great things together is great. But somehow I feel like it sort of waters down iM@S...it's hard to say it the way I want to say it ; ; I guess it's like when Sonic & Mario were put in the same game. Kinda like "hay we're doing this for publicity and now all Sonic AND Mario fans will buy our game!! Even though they have virtually nothing to do with each other. Fixing gamepl...what? Pssh, POPULAR THINGS TOGETHER BUY IT

Also, Miku showing up on the charts is a bad thing, realistically. Which is more popular worldwide; Vocaloid or iM@S? Your idols will never top the chart XD Don't kill me, please.

Overall, though, it would be nice to see Miku on stage in iM@S-style in itself. Donno about her singing iM@S songs (minus Go My Way!!, at least -- they already have her singing that officially) but she's at least got her own songs. I think I prefer that XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 05, 2011, 06:24:45 am
Um. What.

Miku...this isn't what your life is for.

The article makes it sound like she won't have that much influence and more or less it's a mini game type thing almost.
Sides...she shouldn't even appear in my game.
A) Too Poor for DLC B) Asian version
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 05, 2011, 09:18:44 am
"Miku and the other idols"
When you say that, I thought the Kagamine Twins, Luka, Kaito and Meiko are going to be in it, too... :/
Suddenly, I'm thinking when will Miku be in the iM@S anime?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on October 05, 2011, 10:43:16 am
Rival Burst!
Kami Summer in my im@s 2
[03:32]<Magenta> wait, why is a new fucking character cheaper than a song
[03:33]<Sharefog|> Onigiri Hat
[03:33]<Sharefog|> Miki's happiness
[03:38]<Magenta> >world is mine
[03:38]<Magenta> HNNNNNNNNNNNNG
[03:38]<Magenta> give me koi wa sensou and you might just make me buy this game twice bumco
[03:39]<Momo-nee> that will come with the wii u release of im@s 2

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2ms282b.jpg)
(http://i54.tinypic.com/i3ihr6.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 05, 2011, 01:27:04 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-10-04/the-idolm@ster-2-ps3-port-to-feature-hatsune-miku-herself

I...am pretty confused right now.

It's just as TweenDoriru said: I love Miku Hatsune and I love Im@s, but...These are two different things. Miku outfits were cools, but Miku herself? Well, as long as there aren't any other Vocaloids included (It would be too much. Unless it's Kaito, then it's totally fine 8D But I'm 100% positive they would not include him even if they wanted to include others Vocaloids. They'd probably choose the Kagamine Twins.)

After all, I think I'm happy.
It's not like she's taking over our Idols, she's just appearing, which is nice.
Also, she looks cute in Im@s style!
Can't wait to have my Unit competing fairly against Miku-Miku! >:3


(http://i54.tinypic.com/2ms282b.jpg)

Kinda tired of swimsuits, but I have to admit this one looks really cute.
I am loving these red dresses, too! Onigiri head?...Nice, I guess xD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 05, 2011, 01:34:17 pm
Uh, about her singing IM@S songs, I'm fairly positive that the IM@S crossover Project Diva 2nd DLC included her and maybe Rin singing Go My Way!! at the very least. Relations might have been the other?

I highly doubt that she'll get a full library of IM@S songs, but if she does get some it wouldn't be the first time.

Edit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFVInK9NsM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI7kr9tq6eQ
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJNear on October 05, 2011, 01:50:56 pm
Hi all 
curiosity :
http://andriasang.com/comyfy/
:)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on October 05, 2011, 02:32:42 pm
animagic4u, there's actually Asian versions of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games on Play-Asia, so I don't see why she wouldn't appear in the Asian version of Im@s 2.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 05, 2011, 04:04:33 pm
Without any sarcasm at all, this couldn't possibly be a bad thing. I can't believe Miku is LITERALLY IN THE GAME. <3 Seriously, LOOK AT HER.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 05, 2011, 05:33:06 pm
I say only this to that: \(°Д°)/

I'm really happy that Miku is in IM@S2! :3 Can't wait for the game!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 05, 2011, 06:27:00 pm
Whoa.
Miku in that artstyle. I'm still trying to comprehend what happened.

animagic4u, there's actually Asian versions of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games on Play-Asia, so I don't see why she wouldn't appear in the Asian version of Im@s 2.

@#$&*! I don't want to compete against Miku!

Well...still! I'm not gonna pay money just to see Miku kick my butt in an audition.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SakuraMaxX on October 06, 2011, 01:39:09 am
Of all things, it has to be World Is Mine?  Why does it always have to be World Is Mine?  Jesus that song is treated like it's the only Vocaloid-based song out there or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 06, 2011, 01:43:31 am
Of all things, it has to be World Is Mine?  Why does it always have to be World Is Mine?  Jesus that song is treated like it's the only Vocaloid-based song out there or something.

It's well known and has a dance routine, is all I can think. I'd prefer another song, but it fits the bill.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 06, 2011, 02:57:00 am
Of all things, it has to be World Is Mine?  Why does it always have to be World Is Mine?  Jesus that song is treated like it's the only Vocaloid-based song out there or something.

It's well known and has a dance routine, is all I can think. I'd prefer another song, but it fits the bill.

Yeah, it was even used in the car commercial thingy.
The song's not bad...

Maybe the reason they picked it is because of the title and wordage.
"World is Mine" v. "World is all one"
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 06, 2011, 02:59:04 am
... I've always wanted someone to doujin out Idolmaster Vs. Vocaloid. Except I was hoping it would be a fighting game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 06, 2011, 03:05:05 am
Yeah, it was even used in the car commercial thingy.
The song's not bad...

Maybe the reason they picked it is because of the title and wordage.
"World is Mine" v. "World is all one"

Good reasoning.  Now that's a rivalry I can get behind!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 06, 2011, 04:46:03 am
Maybe the reason they picked it is because of the title and wordage.
"World is Mine" v. "World is all one"

MY MIND. That makes so much sense, man. XD Awesome.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 06, 2011, 12:37:06 pm
Hatsune Miku vs. Jupiter anyone?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 06, 2011, 05:32:31 pm
Hatsune Miku vs. Jupiter anyone?

I was thinking Kaito or Len perhaps may be a more suitable opponent.


BTW! Amiami exclusives for buying idolm@ster 2 (limited or not) comes with a mah-jong card game thing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rayoku-sama on October 06, 2011, 06:12:33 pm
Aside from me being a newbie here, it's a good chance for fellow iM@s fans to obtain the game.

I'm not sure if anyone posted this already but I'll go ahead and apply it here.  THE iDOLM@STER 2 (http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-4bj2.html)

Basically, it's a link where you can purchase the game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on October 06, 2011, 08:55:43 pm
BTW! Amiami exclusives for buying idolm@ster 2 (limited or not) comes with a mah-jong card game thing.
awesome, was hoping that pre-ordering from amiami would end with a special pre-order bonus. :> doubt I'll actually use them, but I'm sure they'll look nice~ :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 07, 2011, 12:04:08 am
Mahjong huh? Hrm, I like it!
Out of curiosity, the version from amiami is about $74 right? Thats a good deal, actually.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on October 07, 2011, 12:19:36 am
Mahjong?  Do want. 
Do these sort of things appear on Yahoo Auctions later on?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 07, 2011, 12:28:40 am
Wondering for AmiAmi, it obviously says to pay in yen.

Are you able to preorder things from the site and pay with American dollars? Or no?

I know, stupid question... :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2011, 02:17:50 am
Wondering for AmiAmi, it obviously says to pay in yen.

Are you able to preorder things from the site and pay with American dollars? Or no?

I know, stupid question... :-[

Pay with paypal. It converts. :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 07, 2011, 03:32:15 am
I don't know if this was already common knowledge or if people care, but two of the PVs for the game are available for download on the Japanese PSN. The trailers look stunning in HD and on a TV.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 07, 2011, 04:59:04 am
Maybe the reason they picked it is because of the title and wordage.
"World is Mine" v. "World is all one"

Come to think of it, World is Mine implies World is All One. At least to me.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2011, 05:28:09 am
I don't know if this was already common knowledge or if people care, but two of the PVs for the game are available for download on the Japanese PSN. The trailers look stunning in HD and on a TV.

I'll look to see if it's on Asian too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DJStarstryker on October 07, 2011, 08:13:13 am
The scan that shows the list of DLC for the PS3 catalog 1 essentially shows that the catalogs 1-3 from the 360 version aren't completely on disc for the PS3 version. No free email addresses.

If the next 360 catalog is more or less the same as the PS3 catalog... It's going to make me buy more points cards. I like all 3 extend outfits (the sailor swimsuit, the idol school outfit, and the Miku outfit). Argh.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2011, 09:25:20 am
Well, the preliminary price list has been released - I can finally talk about it (even though I've had it sit on my table for about a month and a half) and note that to complete the catalog (which is, missing some of the traditional content (I think standard assessories?) because of the Miku guest content) you'll need about 7000 yen.

http://andriasang.com/comyfz/

... Which is about the cost of the game again. (Just under, if I recall correctly the game itself is 7980 yen on RRP)

(This doesn't include the mails of course, or the DLC money)

I hope you've all been saving up if you're serious...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 07, 2011, 01:08:22 pm
Here's PS3 ver. of iM@S 2 of the first DLC!
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt95eP0oVZ4
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 07, 2011, 04:01:10 pm
Here's PS3 ver. of iM@S 2 of the first DLC!
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt95eP0oVZ4

This gets me even more excited for the ps3 release!
The recolors are not that appealing, but that sailor swimsuit and Miku outfit...Auuu~!
Between, are the horns only a gift you get when you buy the whole catalog? I don't want to buy the whole catalog, but I really want them...They remind me of Catherine (The game) ;__; Plus, Yukiho looks super cute with it!

Also, I wasn't expecting a new song (Or maybe I had just forgot) so I was really happy!
It's nice, because it's soft, a little bit like "Shiny Smile". That's exactly the type of song I was hoping for!
Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 07, 2011, 04:07:30 pm
How unfortunate it is to be an Idolm@ster fan and dirt poor.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 07, 2011, 04:48:54 pm
How unfortunate it is to be an Idolm@ster fan and "to be" dirt poor.
Fixed.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 07, 2011, 05:04:29 pm
"To be" would apply to "Idolm@ster fan" and "dirt poor" in my sentence. Your correction is grammatically correct too, but for me it's also redundant, hence why I only used it once before the two subjects like that.

Basically it's "He is mean and selfish" versus "He is mean and he is selfish". They mean the same thing even though the second one is more redundant.

At least I think. Pretty sure I learned that the way I worded the sentence was still correct, but there's a good chance I'm wrong I guess.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2011, 05:22:50 pm
And to think I was expecting a joke about how all im@s fans are dirt poor and therefore the 'dirt poor' is a redundant term in itself.

</bad joke>
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2011, 06:12:33 pm
I wonder how sales will be for the ps3 version...
will it be a huge success (like I think they are depending on) or turn out exactly like xbox360 (on the discount rack)...

No doubt that Miku is another way to get this game to sell better.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 07, 2011, 06:20:14 pm
No doubt that Miku is another way to get this game to sell better.
Agreed.
I wonder if this will persuade Vocaloid fans who don't know a thing about Idolm@ster to buy the game. It would kind of pisses me off, but at the same time, I guess that way more people would enjoy the game, which is good. Anyway, MMD users almost all know about Idolm@ster now, so...

I say most of them will just stick with Dreamy Theater =p
(Gonna leave before getting off-topic)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2011, 06:24:15 pm
Agreed.
I wonder if this will persuade Vocaloid fans who don't know a thing about Idolm@ster to buy the game. It would kind of pisses me off, but at the same time, I guess that way more people would enjoy the game, which is good. Anyway, MMD users almost all know about Idolm@ster now, so...

I say most of them will just stick with Dreamy Theater =p
(Gonna leave before getting off-topic)

Yes! Don't be a hipster!
As long as more people can enjoy the game that'd be nice.
Just as long as m@ds keep their quality. To be honest I'm sick of anim@s.

To be honest though, idolm@ster isn't as easy to play as Project Diva.
Not that Project Diva is easy...it just has easy UI.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 07, 2011, 10:58:35 pm
Here's PS3 ver. of iM@S 2 of the first DLC!
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt95eP0oVZ4
Hnnnnng, that starry recolor makes me think of the northern lights I love it.
And that checkered uniform in so pretty~

Okay, so I guess I should get this out of the way. We need to use japanese PSN cards for this stuff, right? Any one got a good place to buy those?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 07, 2011, 11:05:32 pm
Hnnnnng, that starry recolor makes me think of the northern lights I love it.
And that checkered uniform in so pretty~

Okay, so I guess I should get this out of the way. We need to use japanese PSN cards for this stuff, right? Any one got a good place to buy those?

Play~asia sells just the codes (no shipping required).
Ebay too. Lots of places! Anywhere you can go that does not require the card to be shipped.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 08, 2011, 01:25:00 am
Play~asia sells just the codes (no shipping required).
Ebay too. Lots of places! Anywhere you can go that does not require the card to be shipped.
Oooh, awesome! That makes things a whole lot easier. Thank fucking god for the internet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on October 08, 2011, 01:48:02 am
Play~asia sells just the codes (no shipping required).
When did this start and does it also apply to MSP?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 08, 2011, 02:13:54 am
When did this start and does it also apply to MSP?

A long time ago. Just buy the "virtual" version.
I'm not sure if they do this for MSP.

For Japan region:
1000 yen: http://www.play-asia.com/PlayStation_Network_Card_Ticket_1000_YEN_for_Japanese_network_on/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-3xk6.html
3000 yen: http://www.play-asia.com/PlayStation_Network_Card_Ticket_3000_YEN_for_Japanese_network_on/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-3xk5.html
5000 yen: http://www.play-asia.com/PlayStation_Network_Card_Ticket_5000_YEN_for_Japanese_network_on/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-3xk4.html
10000 yen: http://www.play-asia.com/PlayStation_Network_Card_Ticket_10000_YEN_for_Japanese_network_o/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-3xk3.html

For Asian users:
200 HKD: http://www.play-asia.com/PlayStation_Network_Card_Ticket_200_HKD_for_Hong_Kong_network_on/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-3y5e.html

I have purchased this before and pretty happy! They get back to you fast. ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 08, 2011, 03:16:13 am
A long time ago. Just buy the "virtual" version.
I'm not sure if they do this for MSP.

I started to think about getting some, as the ps3 version is coming out soon, but will it works on my japanese account, even if my ps3 itself is an american one?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 08, 2011, 03:38:51 am
It should. At least the reverse is true. I played a Japanese game on an American PS3 with an American account, but bought DLC from a Japanese account.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on October 08, 2011, 04:09:19 am
As long as you go onto the Japanese account to activate the card and spend the money, once you install the DLC you can access it from any profile you have on the PS3. The hard part to getting DLC from another region's PSN store is really just getting the money in your online wallet, rather than using the DLC.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 08, 2011, 04:14:07 am
As long as you go onto the Japanese account to activate the card and spend the money, once you install the DLC you can access it from any profile you have on the PS3. The hard part to getting DLC from another region's PSN store is really just getting the money in your online wallet, rather than using the DLC.

I see, so that way, I can use my Japanese account just to buy the DLC, and then come back to my main account to actually use them. Thank you!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 08, 2011, 04:37:56 am
Yeah it'll work! I use my hong kong account on my american ps3 so it's okay!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on October 08, 2011, 04:41:10 am
Uuuu... so tempting, then again, I alreayd have the first version so... maybe I should get both?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 08, 2011, 04:56:22 am
    Kami Summer (song): ¥1,800
    Idol School (costume): ¥1,500
    Sailor Swimwear (costume): ¥1,500
    300,000 Money (accessory): ¥450
    600,000 Money (accessory): ¥1,800
    Mail (accessory): ¥300
    Avatar Pack (accessory): ¥300
So that's about  ¥4800 for the song and the costumes. I'm probably not going to get e-mails because I cant read them and the avatar pack is probably cute and all but I'd rather save my money. And who actually buys money for the game, that's cheating.


Oh, that's right! The demo comes out on Thursday right? How much do you think we'll be able to do on it, anyway? I think maybe a few weeks in story mode and only a few things in S4U!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 08, 2011, 05:51:09 am
    Kami Summer (song): ¥1,800
    Idol School (costume): ¥1,500
    Sailor Swimwear (costume): ¥1,500
    300,000 Money (accessory): ¥450
    600,000 Money (accessory): ¥1,800
    Mail (accessory): ¥300
    Avatar Pack (accessory): ¥300
So that's about  ¥4800 for the song and the costumes. I'm probably not going to get e-mails because I cant read them and the avatar pack is probably cute and all but I'd rather save my money. And who actually buys money for the game, that's cheating.


Oh, that's right! The demo comes out on Thursday right? How much do you think we'll be able to do on it, anyway? I think maybe a few weeks in story mode and only a few things in S4U!

You missed the Miku pack. That's another 1600 yen, and is not listed in that set.

This is required for the World is All Mine/Miku appearance as well as the Miku extra, and from what I'm told, the DLC complete. So in actual fact, you're looking closer to 6000-7000 yen (I think 6400 yen)

The mail is also required, if catalog 1's 360 requirements to complete the catalog are any indication, making it what 6700 yen.

Now, if you don't WANT that horn, you only need what you want, but please add in all the items correctly.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 08, 2011, 06:48:10 am
Umm, how exactly do you make a Japanese account? I have been trying and I always get stuck at the part where you have to put in a address.

Could anyone tell me r give me a step by step process on how to make one on a American PS3? :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 08, 2011, 06:54:49 am
You're required to be able to input an actual valid Japanese address.

A lot of people are sneaky, and list Amazon.jp's head office as their address. Just pull it from their site if you really need one (or just google it).

All that matters is that it's valid (or valid enough) to make it past the lookup it does.

And hope like hell that they won't post any mail your way. Bear in mind, you can't attach a credit card to your account for this reason - no card matching up.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Makoto on October 08, 2011, 09:53:38 am
I remember posting a completely fake address when I made my Japanese acc.

It was a bunch of numbers similar to "350925820525". That being said, I preordered the PS3 game and the limited edition.


Scratch that, I just checked, and I didn't even input an address at all. Post code, everything is blank. Maybe I made it during a special time? I do remember I had nothing to do with researching any valid address business when it came to making my JP PSN acc.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 08, 2011, 03:24:40 pm
You're required to be able to input an actual valid Japanese address.

A lot of people are sneaky, and list Amazon.jp's head office as their address. Just pull it from their site if you really need one (or just google it).

All that matters is that it's valid (or valid enough) to make it past the lookup it does.

And hope like hell that they won't post any mail your way. Bear in mind, you can't attach a credit card to your account for this reason - no card matching up.

Fairly sure I used a University or dorm address in Tokyo to bull my way into a Japanese PSN account. I'd seen a couple of people recommending it, or something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 08, 2011, 04:41:52 pm
wow, I missed a ton of stuff.

But, http://japan-codes.com has cheaper codes than Play-Asia or...anywhere else I've seen. If they don't, send them a link with a cheaper price and they'll drop theirs. However, they're like sold out of them 99% of the time, so you might have to e-mail for that, too.

(I buy like everything from Play-Asia, so I'm allowed to vouch against them for a bit, right?) Personally, when I dropped them an e-mail, they told me when they'd be in stock and e-mailed me again when they were in stock. Bought mine, got the code within seconds. Easy~

I know I'm like a grouch at everything, but does anyone else think it's weird that they're like...using the anime to advertise this release of iM@S2? Like the game is based on the anime instead of vice-versa. There's rarely a PS3 thing that doesn't have the anime plastered on it, you know? That being said, any (and all?) anime songs you wanted to see on stage may, in fact, be coming to the PS3 version in a few catalogs.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 08, 2011, 04:56:50 pm
Quote
You're required to be able to input an actual valid Japanese address.

A lot of people are sneaky, and list Amazon.jp's head office as their address. Just pull it from their site if you really need one (or just google it).

All that matters is that it's valid (or valid enough) to make it past the lookup it does.

And hope like hell that they won't post any mail your way. Bear in mind, you can't attach a credit card to your account for this reason - no card matching up.

Fairly sure I used a University or dorm address in Tokyo to bull my way into a Japanese PSN account. I'd seen a couple of people recommending it, or something.

If it's alright with anyone, could you send or type up a address for me to try out? t would really help me.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 08, 2011, 05:05:00 pm
You missed the Miku pack. That's another 1600 yen, and is not listed in that set.

This is required for the World is All Mine/Miku appearance as well as the Miku extra, and from what I'm told, the DLC complete. So in actual fact, you're looking closer to 6000-7000 yen (I think 6400 yen)

The mail is also required, if catalog 1's 360 requirements to complete the catalog are any indication, making it what 6700 yen.

Now, if you don't WANT that horn, you only need what you want, but please add in all the items correctly.
Welp I fail. I'm just going to go over into my corner of shaaaaaaaame.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Makoto on October 08, 2011, 06:21:53 pm

I know I'm like a grouch at everything, but does anyone else think it's weird that they're like...using the anime to advertise this release of iM@S2? Like the game is based on the anime instead of vice-versa. There's rarely a PS3 thing that doesn't have the anime plastered on it, you know?

I feel the same way about it. It's like one giant commercial.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 08, 2011, 06:25:57 pm
I feel the same way about it. It's like one giant commercial.

Anything to drive sales!
We have miku hatsune, the anime, what's next?

You know, there's nothing like the "good old days". Maybe that's why everyone adores SP because it's pretty much a direct arcade port with similarly styled graphics. I can't hate on im@s 2 because I haven't played it and heck I'm buying it...but it seems they've lost a lot of people on the way
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 08, 2011, 07:20:40 pm
I know I'm like a grouch at everything, but does anyone else think it's weird that they're like...using the anime to advertise this release of iM@S2? Like the game is based on the anime instead of vice-versa. There's rarely a PS3 thing that doesn't have the anime plastered on it, you know?

Nah. I use comparisons a lot, but Persona 4 (Anime -> Persona 4 The Golden and Persona 4 fighting game) is doing the same thing. And whatever works for sales. I was surprised to see people on Siliconera interested in the games because of the anime. I also feel the anime and game are working in tandem. I don't get the feeling that the game is based on the anime, or even that the anime is based on the game (even though this is the true scenario).

And again, Namco just whores out their games in general.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on October 09, 2011, 02:07:05 am
 I'm just going to say what I like about the new catalogue:

I LOVE THE SONG. AND THAT RED CHECKER UNIFORM. They're so awesome. X3

I also really like the new Starry uniform, though I could care less for the other two.  Or the sailor swimsuit...

Also, am I the only one who REALLY REALLY likes having Miku in the game? I think it's an awesome addition, myself.

Of course, it feels like they should be showing us more of Jupiter's S4U. Or at least, it does to me. We haven't really confirmed that school uniform for them, have we? And I'd LOVE to see them get a new song.


EDIT: Just found out that the song isn't ENTIRELY new. Oh well, it's still awesome. ^_^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 09, 2011, 03:20:20 am
I'm surprised miku hasn't been the target of m@ds yet....well maybe I just haven't seen any.
I'm still a bit weirded out by her in that style but maybe I'll get over it. :D

AND THAT RED CHECKER UNIFORM.

Too bad Mikimiki wasn't in that part of the video...woulda looked good on her.
Only DLC I might get.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 09, 2011, 06:03:20 am
I swear all of this DLC is going to run my wallet dry.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Makoto on October 09, 2011, 09:43:00 am
So what exactly is Miku Hatsune doing in our im@s? Just a performance?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 09, 2011, 10:51:59 am
So what exactly is Miku Hatsune doing in our im@s? Just a performance?

more than that.
advertising.
bringing more customers since she's well known
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 09, 2011, 04:17:56 pm
more than that.
advertising.
bringing more customers since she's well known

This.
But if you want to be literal I think she's simply like a rival (like RK or Jupiter).

Now if you could actually produce Miku Hatsune...
This game would fly off the shelves and be sold out 5 minutes past the midnight release. (Do they still do that?)
I don't think they'll make her a producable character but hey, we're talking about the ps3 release. Now I seriously think nothing is impossible from them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 09, 2011, 05:20:39 pm
Minus Project Mirai, Miku is known for being on PS consoles with Diva and Dreamy Theatre.

Any people who buy it just for Miku that don't know Japanese are going to be pretty stumped when they boot the game up, but in the end more sales are more sales.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 09, 2011, 05:21:59 pm
Minus Project Mirai, Miku is known for being on PS consoles with Diva and Dreamy Theatre.

Any people who buy it just for Miku that don't know Japanese are going to be pretty stumped when they boot the game up, but in the end more sales are more sales.

Precisely.
Project Diva and Dreamy Theatre have an easier UI if you don't know Japanese.

iDOLM@STER will take much more trial and error for a patient person...and if you're not patient you might give up right away!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 09, 2011, 06:27:21 pm
Yeah, all of the Miku games require absolutely no knowledge of Japanese to play. iDOLM@STER is a pretty different experience.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 09, 2011, 10:45:41 pm
Yeah, all of the Miku games require absolutely no knowledge of Japanese to play. iDOLM@STER is a pretty different experience.

True. I know the first time I played SP, I was very confused since I'm still learning Japanese, but eventually I managed to figure things out. It helps in SP that at least some of the menu titles are in English, but otherwise it requires a lot of trial-and-error. Out of all the iM@S games, SP is probably the most import-friendly.

I know they're using Miku to get more sales, but I get tired of seeing her everywhere. Too bad they don't use some of the other Vocaloids. SF-A2 Miki and Miki? ;)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ch@osM@ster on October 09, 2011, 11:14:57 pm
True. I know the first time I played SP, I was very confused since I'm still learning Japanese, but eventually I managed to figure things out. It helps in SP that at least some of the menu titles are in English, but otherwise it requires a lot of trial-and-error. Out of all the iM@S games, SP is probably the most import-friendly.

I know they're using Miku to get more sales, but I get tired of seeing her everywhere. Too bad they don't use some of the other Vocaloids. SF-A2 Miki and Miki? ;)

Or Rin and Len and the Futami Twins? :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 09, 2011, 11:48:12 pm
Too bad they don't use some of the other Vocaloids. SF-A2 Miki and Miki? ;)

They aren't owned by Crypton. That's why they don't appear at lives or in games. The only Vocaloid that have a hope in hell are the main six and they'd sooner only put Rin and Luka in if it somehow got that far.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 09, 2011, 11:57:29 pm
If the non-Crypton Vocaloids could gain more popularity, they could make more cameos in general. I know Gumi had her own little virtual concert thing. Not as nice as Miku's concerts, but it's something.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 02:21:27 am
They aren't owned by Crypton. That's why they don't appear at lives or in games. The only Vocaloid that have a hope in hell are the main six and they'd sooner only put Rin and Luka in if it somehow got that far.

I don't know...there's already boys in the game so what the heck. Put Len and Kaito in.
I'd like to see Jupiter get beaten by them. *shot*

However, once I lost to them, I'd feel pretty darn awful.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 02:23:04 am
I'm not sure how I'd feel about the addition of all of these vocaloid characters. It would feel less like an iM@S game if that were to happen. Also, I like your new avatar animagic4u.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 02:24:39 am
I'm not sure how I'd feel about the addition of all of these vocaloid characters. It would feel less like an iM@S game if that were to happen. Also, I like your new avatar animagic4u.

Who wouldn't Haruka is fabulous. :D

Yeah...but if Namco Bandai was desperate they'd do anything.
I'd actually sort of like a idolm@ster x vocaloid game. Where you could produce the vocaloids. Oh well...just a dream for now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 02:28:31 am
Who wouldn't Haruka is fabulous. :D

Yeah...but if Namco Bandai was desperate they'd do anything.
I'd actually sort of like a idolm@ster x vocaloid game. Where you could produce the vocaloids. Oh well...just a dream for now.
Haruka is the best idol. I think the idea of an im@s x vocaloid game would be cool for a spinoff game. Producing the vocaloids could be fun as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 02:30:28 am
In the pv for the DLC (and sorry if I saw it wrong it was so fast) it says S4U when the miku stuff comes up.
Does that mean you get to have Miku in S4U?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 02:31:42 am
I thought the same thing; unfortunately I can't read Japanese.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 10, 2011, 02:39:26 am
In the pv for the DLC (and sorry if I saw it wrong it was so fast) it says S4U when the miku stuff comes up.
Does that mean you get to have Miku in S4U?
I think so, but I imagine it'd be very limited. Most likely just Miku in an un-changeable costume (though one can always hope) and you can pick the stage.
The reason I guess that is because in that scan posted however many pages back, it shows Miku on a non-FES stage, meaning it couldn't have been a PV viewed by losing to her (at least, so I think. My idol units don't lose!...unless the game makes us).

That being said, while Miku would be fun to have variety with in S4U mode, it's an iM@S game before it's a Vocaloid game. So I'm willing to bet it's just her default outfit, World is Mine, and free stage choice. Especially since it comes with the Miku costume and it's only ¥1600 XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 02:49:02 am
I see some seriously awesome m@d videos featuring im@s v. vocaloid in the near future.
Even if all you could do was "World Is Mine"...I'd like to see Miku in some more of the im@s costumes...in sparkly HD.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 02:55:21 am
I'd love to hear some of the im@s characters sing World Is Mine.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 02:59:23 am
Oh yeah, I checked and the promo video is not up on the asian version of PSN.
So when the demo comes out, if it's not on the asian version can someone somehow put it on a USB and upload it somewhere for me.

Thanksies.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 03:01:26 am
I have a Japanese PSN account, what exactly did you want uploaded? The demo or the pv?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 03:02:17 am
I have a Japanese PSN account, what exactly did you want uploaded? The demo or the pv?

The demo. I think it comes out soon.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 10, 2011, 03:06:24 am
The demo. I think it comes out soon.
I've heard it comes out on Thursday. If it's possible to transfer it to USB I'll do it for you. I know some saves aren't able to be transferred, not sure about demos though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on October 10, 2011, 04:15:39 am
BT2 likes how people use the forums as a chatroom these days.

Anyways, it was already established that if one purchases the Miku Original Costume, they'll also obtain Miku as a rival character for special FES's along with her song and both being usable for S4U.
The game'll most probably give you the option of choosing special characters, like Jupiter, and block out invalid costumes/ accessories and song choice.

Also, with the exception of images and non drm movies, content downloaded from PSN are account-locked.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on October 10, 2011, 05:32:01 am
Also, with the exception of images and non drm movies, content downloaded from PSN are account-locked.
uhm, do you mean locked as in who can download it? because I've used Mainichi Issho which I downloaded on my JP PSN on my US PSN account perfectly fine and even earned trophies for it. I've also used DLC that my dad payed for on his account on mine no problem. While I can't say transferring it to another PS3 would work, once it's on the PS3 any account that is hooked up to a profile on there can use it from my experience.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on October 10, 2011, 05:44:39 am
uhm, do you mean locked as in who can download it?
That is correct.

The account that originally purchased DLC, whether it's free or not, is the only one that can redownload the file.

Any account on the registered PS3 system is allowed the usage of any DLC  associated with any account on the system. Services including special subscriptions and avatars don't count because these are tied to an account

Also, one PSN account is allowed to be registered and used on 5 systems and 5 handhelds simultaneously for back-up purposes; system failure etc, though many people use it to share DLC and/ or split costs.
Though illegal to do so, Sony can't really do much against it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 10, 2011, 06:24:50 am
I have a question.
Would the Asian version of IM@S 2 work with a Japanese account? I assume it would but I just want to be sure. I mean, even if it isn't I could still use the jap account for DLC but W/E, I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on October 10, 2011, 07:11:22 am
Sure, you can use your JP account just with an Asian version of the game, though the same can't be said about DLC. PS3 DLC use stricter rules than PSP ones.
If you intend to get DLC it's best buying it from the store with the same region as your game;

Let's say you're currently using a JP account as your main, all your friends and trophies are there.
You can buy and play the Asian version just fine but JP region DLC most probably won't work correctly on your game.
In order to use DLC, unless Bumco adds some revolutionary new security system, you should make a secondary user on your PS3 and register for an Asian region PSN account. When you want to purchase DLC you should use this account.

Like mentioned before. any account can use any DLC associated with any account on the system, so because you have an Asian account with valid Asian DLC you can use and play the game with DLC on your JP account.

TLDR; It doesn't matter which region your console, game or account is from as long as the game and DLC region are the same everything should be ok.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 06:06:32 pm
Yeah they just screwed me into getting an Asian account for SP by giving me free DLC.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 10, 2011, 07:45:16 pm
I see, I see! Thanks for the information, man!

edit: It looks like pre-orders of the Asian edition in playasia have sold out D8 Damn, i never got a chance to preorder. Now I have to wait until it comes out. Assuming it restocks. It will, right? I hope soooo ;~;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 08:56:11 pm
I see, I see! Thanks for the information, man!

edit: It looks like pre-orders of the Asian edition in playasia have sold out D8 Damn, i never got a chance to preorder. Now I have to wait until it comes out. Assuming it restocks. It will, right? I hope soooo ;~;

Thank god I preordered!
Try yesasia. They may or may not have it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 10, 2011, 09:11:44 pm
Thank god I preordered!
Try yesasia. They may or may not have it.
Oh wow they do have it!
Free shipping too. Bitchin'.
You guys are all so helpful and kind I could just hug you all if there wasn't internet between us.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 10, 2011, 09:17:08 pm
Oh wow they do have it!
Free shipping too. Bitchin'.
You guys are all so helpful and kind I could just hug you all if there wasn't internet between us.

Glad you were able to get it. :D
I accept your virtual hug!

I wonder if this game will use the asian controls (like in SP, circle for accept, x for cancel) or the american style controls (x for accept, circle for cancel). I also wonder if it will make use of control elements like the sixaxis controls, L3, R3, etc.
I'm hoping the asian version comes with an english control sheet like SP.
When the demo comes out, can someone please map the basic controls?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 10, 2011, 09:21:28 pm
Glad you were able to get it. :D
I accept your virtual hug!

I wonder if this game will use the asian controls (like in SP, circle for accept, x for cancel) or the american style controls (x for accept, circle for cancel). I also wonder if it will make use of control elements like the sixaxis controls, L3, R3, etc.
I'm hoping the asian version comes with an english control sheet like SP.
When the demo comes out, can someone please map the basic controls?
I could  give mapping it out a try. It shouldn't be too hard. I have a feeling they're probably going with the Asian controls, personally but you never know, I guess.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 10, 2011, 10:29:20 pm
I have the bad feeling I'll be pretty much archiving most of my playthroughs. I stream all the games of im@s I play live, so I'll see what I can do.

If it helps any, I could also walk through the gameplay in person live if you need a session on understanding the game, when I get my copy in. I guess I'll be like Kotori, without the idol career preceeding it.

Although if you count the X360 version... </bad joke>
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 11, 2011, 12:37:10 am


your avatar is HNNNNNNNNG
 :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 11, 2011, 02:29:23 am
your avatar is HNNNNNNNNG
 :-[
Don't sell yourself short, your avatar is mighty Hnnng worthy too! Mako-chan wants to tell you an embarrassing secret~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 11, 2011, 03:25:14 am
Glad you were able to get it. :D
I accept your virtual hug!

I wonder if this game will use the asian controls (like in SP, circle for accept, x for cancel) or the american style controls (x for accept, circle for cancel). I also wonder if it will make use of control elements like the sixaxis controls, L3, R3, etc.
I'm hoping the asian version comes with an english control sheet like SP.
When the demo comes out, can someone please map the basic controls?

I'm pretty sure the game will piggyback on whatever region your console is from. I've seen this happening before - the American version of a game in a Japanese PS3 using O as accept and X as cancel, and vice versa.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 11, 2011, 03:50:22 am
I'm pretty sure the game will piggyback on whatever region your console is from. I've seen this happening before - the American version of a game in a Japanese PS3 using O as accept and X as cancel, and vice versa.


Oh. 'Cuz on SP it was Asian even though I have an American PSP.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 11, 2011, 03:59:57 am
I know PSP games don't piggyback, I'm not sure about PS3 games though. A friend of mine claims they do.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 11, 2011, 04:24:50 am
Don't sell yourself short, your avatar is mighty Hnnng worthy too! Mako-chan wants to tell you an embarrassing secret~
oops. i meant to direct that to animagic. thought i was quoting him her while i was typing.
 :-X :-X :-X
 :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on October 11, 2011, 04:26:24 am
I wonder if this game will use the asian controls (like in SP, circle for accept, x for cancel) or the american style controls (x for accept, circle for cancel).
Every iM@S game uses Asian layout, it doesn't make sense it they didn't.
Remember that circle equals correct and x equalling incorrect.
Changing x to accept would also be counterintuitive; x is currently used for skipping text, the other 3 buttons are for making choices during commus. Choices are put in a triangular layout corresponding with the upper three buttons, by changing the accept button the button associated with the most right choice would in turn become X.

I also wonder if it will make use of control elements like the sixaxis controls, L3, R3, etc.
I'm hoping the asian version comes with an english control sheet like SP.
When the demo comes out, can someone please map the basic controls?
There's no real usage for extra buttons nor for six-axis quirks in this game imo and I doubt the overall layout would be different from the 360 version.

I'm pretty sure the game will piggyback on whatever region your console is from.
While this is possible, most games hardcode the confirm button because basing it on the system is silly.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 11, 2011, 04:33:33 am
Every iM@S game uses Asian layout, it doesn't make sense it they didn't.
Remember that circle equals correct and x equalling incorrect.
Changing x to accept would also be counterintuitive; x is currently used for skipping text, the other 3 buttons are for making choices during commus. Choices are put in a triangular layout corresponding with the upper three buttons, by changing the accept button the button associated with the most right choice would in turn become X.
There's no real usage for extra buttons nor for six-axis quirks in this game imo and I doubt the overall layout would be different from the 360 version.
While this is possible, most games hardcode the confirm button because basing it on the system is silly.

Unfortunately, the PS3 is nortorious for doing some weird, weird system quirks.

If you want confusing, consider this - In a lot of PS3 Japanese imports I play, Circle is confirm and X is cancel... Until I get to the save screen.

It will then reverse JUST for the save. It catches you out a lot, if you're used to doing things on automatic (and it gets really confusing when the reverse happens on your PSP)

As well, it's also been known that some games will softcode cancel - Project Diva: Dreamy Theatre 1 (for some weird reason) reverses the cancel/OK buttons depending on what region you're on.

So yes, hopefully they're smart enough to realise to hard code it (for layout reasons) although if you wanted a 'anti importing measure' that's a half decent way to screw with the importers...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 11, 2011, 04:35:05 am
So yes, hopefully they're smart enough to realise to hard code it (for layout reasons) although if you wanted a 'anti importing measure' that's a half decent way to screw with the importers...
I'm not sure why a company wouldn't want people to import, all it is is more sales.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on October 11, 2011, 04:46:26 am
So yes, hopefully they're smart enough to realise to hard code it (for layout reasons) although if you wanted a 'anti importing measure' that's a half decent way to screw with the importers...
Meh, I'm already happy Bumco decided to stick with the 360 layout and not the horrible pseudo color-coded one used in SP, based on the colors of a Sony layout controller.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 11, 2011, 04:56:22 am
I'm not sure why a company wouldn't want people to import, all it is is more sales.

Well, there's a variety of reasons why imports can be discouraged. It's a long list but I'll sum it up quickly. Some may only apply to certain regions, since they rely on cost effectiveness:

- Smaller company is actively trying to agressively vet for outside markets via a third party licence, or via its subsiduary. Since the companies are structurally seperate, NBGI US may demand (because any sales that are made via importing don't show up on the US side of the sheet) this. It's happened before, particularly if payments are exchanged between the parties.

- Extension to the first point - They don't want cross importing (say from the US to Australia) due to the price parity (For an idea, games in Australia cost about 90 US. Think about that for a moment.) if they intend to release. Needless to say, more money related stuff.

- Sony may demand this, as part of a broader marketing strategy. (This happened, particularly with the PS2). The cross importing is a particularly sore point (and that cost them a LOT of court cases, particularly in Australia.) where they said that they should have the right to declare any import of their PS line illegal, and get Customs to step in. It didn't fly in Australia, fortunately.

- It may not fit NBGI's strategy - they may not feel that im@s isn't suited to any market outside Japan and/or Asia. They indicated this in the past. (Mostly people not looking past the little girl and the idol industry thing) They're warming up a little, but not much.

- And of course, last and not least- Japan just hate our guts and- okay, I'm kidding. Well, sort of.

So there you have it, an incomplete set of reasons why you'd attempt to stymie imports - Granted this isn't going to make much sense until you realise we're talking businesses and money. It's a quirky 'Executive level' decision, and can have as much to do about the individual's position, as opposed to the company group decision.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 11, 2011, 05:21:17 am
oops. i meant to direct that to animagic. thought i was quoting him her while i was typing.
 :-X :-X :-X
 :-[
...
Well I wonder if Yukiho has any room in that hole of hers...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 11, 2011, 05:27:54 am
...
Well I wonder if Yukiho has any room in that hole of hers...

woah

on topic: miku in im@s.
not sure if want.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 11, 2011, 05:28:05 am
...
Well I wonder if Yukiho has any room in that hole of hers...
I took that the wrong way completely
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 11, 2011, 06:12:11 am
While we're on the subject of digging, I've been hearing those "Think before you dig" radio commercials lately- about the underground wires and pipes you could hit if you start digging randomly.  Even more alarming, holes dug in sand can collapse and smother you if you manage to dig deep enough.  That hole Yukiho dug in episode 6 looks like it qualifies.

All this scary talk about imports and DLC is making my head spin.  I'll probably wait and let everyone else go first. ;_;  With my luck, I'll probably mistime it so that it arrives while I'm away for the holidays.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 11, 2011, 06:14:02 am
Unfortunately I don't have paypal money or a credit card to pay for the game right now. So I can either try to bribe a friend to buy it for me and I'll let him come over and play, or I can wait a month or two for it to pop up on amazon so I can use gift cards.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 11, 2011, 06:22:21 am
While we're on the subject of digging, I've been hearing those "Think before you dig" radio commercials lately- about the underground wires and pipes you could hit if you start digging randomly.  Even more alarming, holes dug in sand can collapse and smother you if you manage to dig deep enough.  That hole Yukiho dug in episode 6 looks like it qualifies.


*facepalm*
took it the wrong way as well
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8117/angrymako.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 11, 2011, 06:24:30 am
*facepalm*
took it the wrong way as well
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8117/angrymako.jpg)
Not necessarily a bad image though
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 11, 2011, 05:34:07 pm

- Sony may demand this, as part of a broader marketing strategy. (This happened, particularly with the PS2). The cross importing is a particularly sore point (and that cost them a LOT of court cases, particularly in Australia.) where they said that they should have the right to declare any import of their PS line illegal, and get Customs to step in. It didn't fly in Australia, fortunately.


Well yes, and Sony is crazy about anti-piracy, protection, and etc. Irony, eh?
Also I believe it has something to do with the CERO ratings.
Especially in Europe where the rating board is extremely strict. (French people can certainly relate, right?) Several games had to be severely altered to get their European debut. (Heavy Rain for example)
I don't think they want people to import games without the proper ratings according to their region.

I laughed when I saw that Gravure 4 you is rated CERO C (rating of the original idolm@ster) while idolm@ster 2 is only rated CERO B.
I wish they also rated games on their kanji content. (That way people wouldn't see CERO A and think "oh this game is for children.")
This would really help!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 12, 2011, 09:19:46 am
Well yes, and Sony is crazy about anti-piracy, protection, and etc. Irony, eh?
Also I believe it has something to do with the CERO ratings.
Especially in Europe where the rating board is extremely strict. (French people can certainly relate, right?) Several games had to be severely altered to get their European debut. (Heavy Rain for example)
I don't think they want people to import games without the proper ratings according to their region.

I laughed when I saw that Gravure 4 you is rated CERO C (rating of the original idolm@ster) while idolm@ster 2 is only rated CERO B.
I wish they also rated games on their kanji content. (That way people wouldn't see CERO A and think "oh this game is for children.")
This would really help!!


Well, I do freelance work for the Australian Classifications Board, in writing its reports.

For most part, most censorship of the European version is due to the Australian Classification rules.

This is due to how regioning is done - Australia is part of PAL. (And for all intents and purposes, even though we've moved to HD and stuff, we're still split in NTSC/PAL areas. Go figure)

Australia also has one of the strictest systems in the world, but this is due to the fact that CERO and ESRB ratings aren't actually binding. You can release a game in both of the countries without a rating (In Japan it would default to 18+, and in the US, major game vendors will refuse to stock it.) but in Australia, releasing a unrated game can get you massive fines and jailtime.

And so is misrepresenting a game that exceeds the boundaries that you claim it is. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, how does losing a couple of million dollars sound? (Rockstar got nailed with a huge fine once and suffered a recall over the hot coffee mod.)

So you can guess what happens. It's easier to just take the most stringent bar and just apply it across the board. It's usually Australia, but depending, sometimes Germany is the bottleneck (Left for Dead 2 more or less). France and the PEGI block are pretty good and consistent.

However, due to the fact it's forced, it's very uncommon for a game to be submitted to the board, and not subsequently released. There's costs in processing a report though, and it's all reported publicly too.

(It also has the nice side effect of making the first point of suing the government itself over any 'damage' a child takes when playing a game, assuming that no deception and/or child neglect on the parents' side happened)

I've pondered throwing idolm@ster Live for you to the Classifications board (since I have standing as an expert) just to see if they'll let me do it. And probably get everyone's hopes up or something. And probably cover my butt if I start doing public performances.

That and to put the report in, it'd cost me a couple of thousand dollars. If nothing else, the subsequent report will confuse the hell out of everyone, including a lot of agencies that treat the Classification Board like the Australian release word of god for gaming.

(Yeah, that's one of my part time jobs. I'm someone with a lot of weird stuff up my sleeve.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 12, 2011, 05:39:34 pm
Strange.
In America the game companies themselves have to pay (a large amount of money) to get their games rated by the board.
The ESRB has been getting way less strict IMO, so if iDOLM@STER they'd probably just pretend idolm@ster 2 is the first idolm@ster were to ever get localized it would get a pretty light rating.

iDOLM@STER 2 still has touch communications right? If so, those would be removed in a localization.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 12, 2011, 07:01:27 pm
It doesn't matter what rating it would get. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if Idolm@ster got localised all it would take is one media outlet to go "Wow, it's about dressing under aged girls up in suggestive outfits" and all hell would break loose.

To be honest, if it did somehow manage, it would be reworded and heavily edited and aimed at young girls.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 12, 2011, 07:04:04 pm
Unless Idolm@ster were to goes under the radar completely. Which is completely possible. I can't say for sure, but Idolm@ster's suggestiveness/inappropriateness seems to be on par with the Atelier series, Ar Tonelico series, and Hyperdimension series (all of which were localized). I take this back if Idolm@ster is actually worse though.

Anyway, who's excited for the demo tonight/tomorrow? =D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 12, 2011, 07:23:23 pm
Anyway, who's excited for the demo tonight/tomorrow? =D

;~; Sad. I will probably not be getting the demo. Even though there is clearly Asian region support for iDOLM@STER, the PVs did not go up so I don't believe I will get the demo.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 12, 2011, 08:02:22 pm
o: Why not just make a Japanese PSN account, even if you're not gonna use it for DLC? It's free and I don't remember having too tough of a time making one.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 12, 2011, 10:19:28 pm
Just made a Japanese PSN account so I could play the demo tomorrow. You can make a Japanese PSN account even if it's an American, European PS3, etc. BTW here is a tutorial I found in case anyone has any trouble.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Kfm0gCTX0
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 12, 2011, 10:37:19 pm
Anyway, who's excited for the demo tonight/tomorrow? =D

I AM!
It's a real bad luck for me that the game comes out around Christmas (Yes, October is close to Christmas when you earn 20$ a week) because that's exactly the time of the year where I am the most broke...I'm really starting to think about getting a job, so I can buy plenty DLC...Oh, Im@s, see what you do to me? xD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 12, 2011, 10:52:00 pm
I AM!
It's a real bad luck for me that the game comes out around Christmas (Yes, October is close to Christmas when you earn 20$ a week) because that's exactly the time of the year where I am the most broke...I'm really starting to think about getting a job, so I can buy plenty DLC...Oh, Im@s, see what you do to me? xD

October is even closer to Christmas when you earn $25 a month. What I wouldn't give for $20 a week! I'd love that! XD

I'm not so eager to try out the demo (gee, wonder why) but it also depends on how much you can do with it. i.e. if you have the opportunity to play in S4U mode with the free DLC from the 360 version, yep, I'll download it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 12, 2011, 11:07:07 pm
Bleck. Don't want to make a Japanese account (I already have 3) but I might as well.
What time is the demo suppsoed to come out?

October is even closer to Christmas when you earn $25 a month. What I wouldn't give for $20 a week! I'd love that! XD

2nded.

i.e. if you have the opportunity to play in S4U mode with the free DLC from the 360 version, yep, I'll download it.

Yes! I hope you get to do this. To be honest, as long as Harurun is there and it's in delicious HD at full framrate I'm happy.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 12, 2011, 11:24:17 pm
Based on my experience with other Japanese game demos, it'd be around late tonight, like 10-11pm (my time zone in America is central).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 01:31:55 am
I literally just made a Japanese PSN account.

Now I need to get the demo!!! What time would it work for in America??? I can't wait until the next day!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 01:33:59 am
Like I said, sometime tonight. As of right now, it's the 13th and 8 am in Japan right now. I believe PSN updates sometime in the afternoon or late afternoon.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 01:58:49 am
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Like I said, sometime tonight. As of right now, it's the 13th and 8 am in Japan right now. I believe PSN updates sometime in the afternoon or late afternoon.

Thank you! :)

I'll be waiting to play it!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 13, 2011, 02:02:20 am
Demo should be up in around 4 hours or so. I'm in US central time so that is at a somewhat decent hour for me.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 13, 2011, 03:20:32 am
Must...Stay awake until the demo comes out...
*Has to wake up at 5 AM tomorrow*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 13, 2011, 03:37:35 am
I cannot wait. I already have a japanese account and I even made an Asian one for the DLC~ I wonder how much the DLC will be in HKD... oh well, I'll find out now won't I?
How much do you guys think we'll be able to do in the demo? I say the first few weeks of story... maybe up to a certain point in the plot. Hopefully S4U, but that would probably only be a few songs if not limited idols. Which would make me cry.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 13, 2011, 03:43:21 am
I cannot wait. I already have a japanese account and I even made an Asian one for the DLC~ I wonder how much the DLC will be in HKD... oh well, I'll find out now won't I?
How much do you guys think we'll be able to do in the demo? I say the first few weeks of story... maybe up to a certain point in the plot. Hopefully S4U, but that would probably only be a few songs if not limited idols. Which would make me cry.

I have no idea how the demo will be, but I really hope Ryuugu Komachi will be avalaible (If S4U itself is avalaible, that is...) but if not, well...I'll get over it, I'm getting the game soon enough anyway =p
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 03:46:56 am
Is PSN down again? :O I saw it on my feeds.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 03:47:37 am
http://andriasang.com/comyjb/

You can try out Ready!! and six schedules, the article says.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 13, 2011, 03:49:23 am
I have no idea how the demo will be, but I really hope Ryuugu Komachi will be avalaible (If S4U itself is avalaible, that is...) but if not, well...I'll get over it, I'm getting the game soon enough anyway =p
I have to say, I'm pretty excited. I'm going to play this demo so many times I'll fracture my thumb on the buttons.
http://andriasang.com/comyjb/

You can try out Ready!! and six schedules, the article says.

Ready!!, eh? That's pretty good, actually. I've been wanting to try it out.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 03:51:18 am
Also, I checked and the Japanese PSN is not down right now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 13, 2011, 03:53:17 am
http://andriasang.com/comyjb/

You can try out Ready!! and six schedules, the article says.

Whoa, that's pretty cool!
I'm getting excited!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 13, 2011, 04:21:40 am
http://andriasang.com/comyjb/

You can try out Ready!! and six schedules, the article says.
Very excited for Ready!! with Harurun
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 05:05:57 am
The demo/trial is now up. I'm downloading it as we speak. >w>

And oh my jeebus downloading it is going to take forever. An estimated 700 minutes for me. XDDD Cripes. My friend said it's probably because everyone is trying to download it all at once.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 13, 2011, 05:28:23 am
The demo/trial is now up. I'm downloading it as we speak. >w>

And oh my jeebus downloading it is going to take forever. An estimated 700 minutes for me. XDDD Cripes. My friend said it's probably because everyone is trying to download it all at once.
I have it! :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 05:34:09 am
Mine is at 477 minutes and still going up!!!

I don't have that kind of time!! It's 8:33 P.M. right now and I have school tomorrow!!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 05:39:20 am
Either leave your PS3 on (like I'm so tempted to do lmao and it's almost 11pm for me) or download again tomorrow, since it looks either way you won't be able to play until, well, tomorrow. All the people downloading it should calm down by then, making the download faster hopefully.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 05:43:45 am
Yeah I guess....

But I gotta leave at like 5 in the morning and I wanna play it now!!!!  ;D >:(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 13, 2011, 05:44:12 am
I need to wait until tomorrow, too D8
I'll leave it on all day so it can download while I'm in school.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 05:45:35 am
That's actually really smart! I didn't even think of that!

What percentage is yours at?

Mines at 12%
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 05:48:47 am
That's actually really smart! I didn't even think of that!

PS3 has auto turn off when downloading if you select the option.
Gonna do mine later. ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 05:52:39 am
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PS3 has auto turn off when downloading if you select the option.
Gonna do mine later.

I'm gonna be the bad highschool student and stay up and wait for it to be done!!!! :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 05:55:59 am
Whaaaat mine's at 6%. ;A; Then again, yours started with a shorter estimated download time, too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 05:57:03 am
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Whaaaat mine's at 6%. ;A; Then again, yours started with a shorter estimated download time, too.

Wahhhh! I'm sorry! :'(

Mines now at 29%

I'm currently reading MLIA to keep myself occupied :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 13, 2011, 06:12:59 am
I'm gonna be the bad highschool student and stay up and wait for it to be done!!!! :D

what if it isnt done before you leave?   :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 06:13:33 am
Whaaaat mine's at 6%. ;A; Then again, yours started with a shorter estimated download time, too.

wow is it that big? I'm excited.

I'm gonna be the bad highschool student and stay up and wait for it to be done!!!! :D

It's okay to be bad! It's what college is like!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 06:16:44 am
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what if it isnt done before you leave?

LOL then I'm not sure...
Quote
It's okay to be bad! It's what college is like!

Really?!?!? AWESOME!!!

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 06:24:57 am
Really?!?!? AWESOME!!!

It's only 9 where I live so you can stay up longer. ;D
It's for idolm@ster afterall! Is this your first game? I can see why it's such a big event.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 06:27:28 am
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wow is it that big? I'm excited

No. I pretty much own all of the Idolmaster SP games. I was ony gonna get one but my mom surprised me and got me all three! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 06:33:31 am
No. I pretty much own all of the Idolmaster SP games. I was ony gonna get one but my mom surprised me and got me all three! ;D

Oh. Well when I played boxm@s for the first time I know the graphics (framerate mostly) blew me away. So this should be quite exciting.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 06:35:07 am
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Oh. Well when I played boxm@s for the first time I know the graphics (framerate mostly) blew me away. So this should be quite exciting.

LOL I was so excited that I downloaded the two PVs on the PSN.

THE GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 06:38:51 am
Who are you guys choosing for your demo?
I'm going to pick Haru~run for sure but I think I will try Hibikin in my trio because I haven't seen her on stage for myself yet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 06:43:30 am
Chihaya, Makoto and Hibiki.

My team's name will be New Era once I get the game LOL :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 13, 2011, 06:50:14 am
Yukiho,(Leader) Takane, and Haruka.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 06:51:46 am
LOL Have to go now!!

PLAYING IDOLMASTER 2!!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 13, 2011, 06:52:26 am
I've played a bit of the demo, I love HD Harurun to death.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 13, 2011, 07:11:48 am
Im going to start off with Hibiki, Mako-chan and Chihaya-San! Uuu, I can't wait!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 07:55:13 am
Well I played it and now I need the full game!!!

I was a bit confused about the schedule and that I also wished that when you did a performance, whether you won or lost, I wish that they did not cut off the songs right at the chorus!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 13, 2011, 08:09:56 am
Well I played it and now I need the full game!!!

I was a bit confused about the schedule and that I also wished that when you did a performance, whether you won or lost, I wish that they did not cut off the songs right at the chorus!!!! >:(

That's too bad they cut off the songs, but I suppose that's why it's a demo...sure wish I had a PS3. Will have to wait until Christmas. D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 13, 2011, 08:57:53 am
someone one nnd took the liberty of combining the demo of the beginning part RK's new song with the chorus part from the ps3 trailer
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15872580 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15872580)

Me want full song nao.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 13, 2011, 11:57:51 am
(I couldn't stay awake after all...orz)
I DON'T CARE I'M DOWNLOADING THIS BEFORE GOING TO SHCOOL D:

...Oh also, my first Unit will be Yukiho, Mami and Miki as the Leader :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 13, 2011, 03:01:19 pm
My unit for the game and demo is officially Chihaya, Makoto and Hibiki!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 13, 2011, 03:24:52 pm
Oh, well that's a bit disappointing that they cut off the songs in the demo, but at least I found out now rather than later.

Also, that edit of RK's new song was really good o: lol It was very seamless. Love the song too, of course.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 13, 2011, 04:46:53 pm
I played the demo last night and I thought it was pretty good. I thought it was kind of dumb that they cut off the middle of the songs. But it's a demo after all, so I didn't expect everything. But hey, at least they allowed us to choose whatever idols we wanted for the demo so I can't complain. XD

I'm hoping that I will be able to import the game around my birthday or Christmas.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 06:37:01 pm
OK, so I thought PSN was up but I can't make an account for some reason.
I'm using my laptop to get onto the create an account website but it says it's down.
Are you guys able to make an account from your PS3?

I was trying to save time so my account would be ready by the time I got home.

edit: Demo is not available for Asian accounts.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 13, 2011, 07:04:20 pm
You know, I've mostly been the grouch/troll of this topic, but you know! It's almost magical, so many people getting to play console-iM@S for the first time, even if it's a demo where they cut off the songs. Finally, The iM@S World is all one. Kind of.

OK, so I thought PSN was up but I can't make an account for some reason.
I'm using my laptop to get onto the create an account website but it says it's down.
Are you guys able to make an account from your PS3?

I was trying to save time so my account would be ready by the time I got home.

edit: Demo is not available for Asian accounts.
Wasn't the PSN having more issues or something? Like...well, I know they locked my account because of some other security breach thing.

I don't know if it's international or not, though. I think I have a Japanese account but I forgot which e-mail I put it on :<
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 13, 2011, 07:16:19 pm
Yeah they got breached again....Apparently it was reall small. (Compared to the whole system that is)
I couldn't log on to my account today it kept saying I had the wrong password even though I know for a fact it was right. >.>

I guess no demo for me yet.
But yes, it is pretty exciting that everyone gets to play idolm@ster now!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 13, 2011, 11:24:29 pm
So I don't know how many times I played and REplayed this demo...I pretty much tried all of the possible schedules xD
I'm really excited, because it is my first Im@s game ever *A* <3

Does anybody know if you can do dance and visual lessons, though? I tried the vocal one, but it seems like it's the only one you can do.

Also, call me a noob, I failed at Fujisan Rock fes. Yes.
Well it's my first time trying that kind of game...I did well on the Odyssey one ;A;

Also, I loved how the drill accessory came trough Yukiho's face at some moment.
Poor girl...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 14, 2011, 12:06:15 am
Quote
Does anybody know if you can do dance and visual lessons, though? I tried the vocal one, but it seems like it's the only one you can do.

Unfortunately you can't. I was hoping for that too.

I want this game now! Also yes, I am playing it right now and I've replayed a lot of times!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 14, 2011, 01:02:06 am
I have been playing the demo and despite the cut offs in the middle of songs I actually like it. I was really happy to be able to play im@s for the first time even if it was a demo! XD

At first I kept getting my ass handed to me by RK (Note: This is my first time playing the game) until I realized I could change costumes and accessories in the demo. After that I had no problem beating RK in the Fujisan Rock Festival. 

I kind of wish they would have gave us an option for Visual and Dance lessons as well to see what they were like. Oh well. 

I have replayed it a lot of times as well! XD

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 14, 2011, 02:49:47 am
I have been playing the demo and despite the cut offs in the middle of songs I actually like it. I was really happy to be able to play im@s for the first time even if it was a demo! XD

At first I kept getting my ass handed to me by RK (Note: This is my first time playing the game) until I realized I could change costumes and accessories in the demo. After that I had no problem beating RK in the Fujisan Rock Festival. 

I kind of wish they would have gave us an option for Visual and Dance lessons as well to see what they were like. Oh well. 

I have replayed it a lot of times as well! XD
i was kinda surprised that we only got those three extend outfits. (the pink uniform, swimsuit, school outfit) I was kinda expecting one from the first three XBOX catalogs, but oh well! I spent, like, 20 minutes looking at the outfit. A video is one thing, but in HD the idols are lookin' fierce.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 14, 2011, 03:11:32 am
someone one nnd took the liberty of combining the demo of the beginning part RK's new song with the chorus part from the ps3 trailer
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15872580 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15872580)

Me want full song nao.

The transition between the two is pretty seamless. God, I can't wait until I get the full version of this song...it's always in my head.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 14, 2011, 04:10:51 am
The transition between the two is pretty seamless. God, I can't wait until I get the full version of this song...it's always in my head.
Same, it's very ear worm-ish, eh?
Also I hear it every time I do the fusion rock festival.
Because I cannot beat them. God Dammit.
Beat Touma on my first try though, woot.
Also I just noticed that the buttons on RK's new outfit matches the image colors for all the other girls and their earrings match their unit's image colors and Ritsukos which is on a separate ear which is neat because shes not an idol anymore so she wouldn't be grouped with the others, would she?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 14, 2011, 04:23:13 am
Also I just noticed that the buttons on RK's new outfit matches the image colors for all the other girls and their earrings match their unit's image colors and Ritsukos which is on a separate ear which is neat because shes not an idol anymore so she wouldn't be grouped with the others, would she?

O: Nice find. Would have never noticed it myself.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on October 14, 2011, 01:32:27 pm
DLC
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/415/415072/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sheentaku on October 14, 2011, 03:17:15 pm
Can somebody explain to me how the game play during the concert scenes work? I just saw 3 bubbles and just mashed the the vocal one.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 14, 2011, 03:55:45 pm
Each bubble represents a stat, Vocal, Dance, and Visual (I can't remember the order though). What you want to do is hit any one button on beat with the song. When you hit a button, you'll get points. The value of that button's point multiplier will lower a little bit at the same time. When you hit a different button, the value will go back up. So basically constantly hitting the same button will keep decreasing its value while increasing the other buttons' value (up to a certain point). Therefore you want to switch up which button you press (on beat as best you can) based on each button's point value at that point in time and based on how high you trained each stat, too. There's also this amulet business, but it's not a big deal in the demo.

I don't know Japanese but I know how to play the game, so I'm sure someone else can explain it better than I can.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 14, 2011, 05:08:53 pm
DLC
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/415/415072/

So in im@s 2 the girls send you pictures too? I might actually buy that.

I finally got my demo! All I can say is "dat framerate".
I've played boxm@s but still...it never ceases to amaze me how good it looks!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 14, 2011, 06:20:10 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql2dsAKxJFk&feature=channel_video_title

Extended version of "Nanairo Botan" from NND now uploaded on Youtube, just FYI.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 14, 2011, 07:08:17 pm
The new song of RK is really cool! *_*
I'll definitely try the Hyper Mode of the game later after a few Playthrough's to unlock that song!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 14, 2011, 07:18:00 pm
I'll definitely try the Hyper Mode of the game later after a few Playthrough's to unlock that song!

All the way.
I like this song because it sounds less like what I expect from the idolm@ster and more 'real'. I don't know how to explain it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 14, 2011, 07:40:01 pm
All the way.
I like this song because it sounds less like what I expect from the idolm@ster and more 'real'. I don't know how to explain it.

I agree. It sounds like a "real" released song, not just a song released for a game. If that makes any sense...but I believe I know what you're getting at.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 14, 2011, 08:14:39 pm
I agree. It sounds like a "real" released song, not just a song released for a game. If that makes any sense...but I believe I know what you're getting at.

Precisely! It sounds actually...idolish!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 15, 2011, 12:45:58 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql2dsAKxJFk&feature=channel_video_title

Extended version of "Nanairo Botan" from NND now uploaded on Youtube, just FYI.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnFHExclTOU
I did the same thing.
 ::)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 15, 2011, 02:47:59 am
Is it bad I didn't realize you could do a quintet live until today?
...
It was pretty bitchin'
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 15, 2011, 03:57:23 am
Is it bad I didn't realize you could do a quintet live until today?
...
It was pretty bitchin'

They're awesome, right?

I have been playing the demo again and again, and even changed my minds about some characters...Yes, I actually changed my main team.
I still love you Mami! It's not my fault ; I got a thing for pigtails ;A;
Also, most of you already know that, but Chihaya is so cute. I played the scenario where she had to play in a Musical, and her insecurity was adorable <3

With the dancing/visual lessons, I wish we could do auditions.
I mean, they look fun!
Oh and, I beat the Fujisan Rock pretty easily, after all. I didn't even let Ryuugu Komachi burst a single time! c: *Proud*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on October 15, 2011, 05:02:05 am
 Huh. I don't think the forum has been this riled up about a new song since Little Match Girl, when we heard half the song and wanted to hear the rest of it. XD I mean, there was that big Kyun! Vampire Girl outbreak when it came out, but the hype leading up to it wasn't near as big.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 15, 2011, 02:52:21 pm
Huh. I don't think the forum has been this riled up about a new song since Little Match Girl, when we heard half the song and wanted to hear the rest of it. XD I mean, there was that big Kyun! Vampire Girl outbreak when it came out, but the hype leading up to it wasn't near as big.

Hey, I ended up serving about 3/4 of the requests for Kyun! Vampire Girl, and boy outbreak does not begin to describe it.

And I think NGBI's decision to not include it free on im@s PS3 probably is going to be interesting - twice the sales, and stuff.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 15, 2011, 06:44:19 pm
Also, most of you already know that, but Chihaya is so cute. I played the scenario where she had to play in a Musical, and her insecurity was adorable <3

Chihaya is so wonderful! I love her!

 
Is it bad I didn't realize you could do a quintet live until today?
...
It was pretty bitchin'

I tried this as my second trial but at first I didn't understand how the audition system worked at first (I was really off beat) so I failed.
Got it my second time! I really like how the drill looks in this game! <3

I was laughing really hard because I had Hibiki and Azusa as my backups and Azusa looked purely vampirishly white compared to Hibiki. (Might have something to do with the snowy atmopshere too)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AkinaSumora on October 15, 2011, 09:15:03 pm
I can't play the demo, since I don't have a PS3 yet T_T but I pre-ordered my copy! I went with the Japan version, just in case I feel like spending money on DLC. (I think I'd only do it for songs).

Now I have about 3 weeks to find myself a PS3. Preferably one with less gigs, since I won't be playing all that much on it.

Also, question, even though I think I know the answer. This pretty much goes for any im@s game, but do your idols HAVE to wear the same style of outfit in the same colors? For example, say I wanted to put Takane in the "Morpho Hydrangea" Floral outfit (Costume 01-08 in the compendium), but have Yukiho and Makoto wear it as "Dahlia Noir" (Costume 01-04). Or can they even go on stage wearing completely different costume sets? I've never seen a video that did, so I assume it's not possible... T_T

EDIT: post went weird the first time, sorries >_<
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 15, 2011, 09:27:54 pm
They all have to wear the same thing. Accessories and costumes. Sorry.

M@d creators love to play with this idea by editing their videos so idols wear different accessories and outfits.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on October 16, 2011, 01:55:04 am
It would be awesome if you could mix up outfits. We can only dream....
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 16, 2011, 02:19:16 am
It would be awesome if you could mix up outfits. We can only dream....
That would be pretty great. I mean, I doubt we could do something like that in story mode because of the stats but in S4U! that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on October 16, 2011, 04:58:24 am
Hey, I ended up serving about 3/4 of the requests for Kyun! Vampire Girl, and boy outbreak does not begin to describe it.

And I think NGBI's decision to not include it free on im@s PS3 probably is going to be interesting - twice the sales, and stuff.

 I suppose you're right, but I will say this: the excitement leading to it's release wasn't as much as LMG got, nor as much as Nanairo Button is getting.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sanger _somvold on October 16, 2011, 06:23:40 am
The Idolm@ster 2 PS 3 VS Xbox 360 Graphics Comparison

source : http://blog.livedoor.jp/ps360/archives/53036944.html (http://blog.livedoor.jp/ps360/archives/53036944.html)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VMctzlq_pM#ws

Good brightness and contrast on The Xbox360    Orz
 I will to play the same on the Xbox360...    Orz
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 16, 2011, 06:31:05 am
The Idolm@ster 2 PS 3 VS Xbox 360 Graphics Comparison

bluhbluhbluh lot's of stuff bluhbluhbluh
IMO, I think the PS3 version looks better by a smidgen. I can't really notice a difference.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 16, 2011, 06:41:31 am
I'm not a graphics guru/master/expert, but given that the base graphics look the same, can't that stuff be fixed with a slight adjustment to your TV's settings? ???

I'm all for the 360 having -some- advantage over the PS3 version, but it seems like that's easily adjusted XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 16, 2011, 09:40:11 am
Things I'm having trouble imagining:
If this is a raw shot, how come there are graphical artefacts sitting around, especially around edges? These are bmps, but something makes me wonder if they weren't compressed or processed somehow before being saved as raw RGB data...
Second, hitting up the exact color of the white text... the XBox 360 shot comes back as white. The PS3 shot comes back as a shade of grey. The PS3 can definitely throw out pure white to a TV screen, so what's with this?

I'm more interested in how those shots were taken, and under what conditions they were. You got the same background graphic, for crying out loud, and you don't even have to process it... why is it darker?

Personally, I wouldn't trust these images as far as brightness/contrast goes. Unfortunately, I can't really do my own comparisons since I'm running things through a VGA box (too cheap for TVs) and everything comes out blurry on that... but I encourage everyone that's interested and has access to not-cheap equipment, both systems, and Im@s 2 to run their own test. If you got a monitor/TV with two HDMI inputs, just switch back and forth between them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 16, 2011, 04:41:20 pm
Things I'm having trouble imagining:
If this is a raw shot, how come there are graphical artefacts sitting around, especially around edges? These are bmps, but something makes me wonder if they weren't compressed or processed somehow before being saved as raw RGB data...
Second, hitting up the exact color of the white text... the XBox 360 shot comes back as white. The PS3 shot comes back as a shade of grey. The PS3 can definitely throw out pure white to a TV screen, so what's with this?

Yes. I don't really think whoever did this is approaching this the right way.
Besides...the graphical difference seems to be less than what people can percieve is different.
So I don't really think it matters.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sanger _somvold on October 16, 2011, 09:58:43 pm
It's more important for Thai people.
 
If we've been playing this game before Ported to new platfrom.
And we see that it's not worth buying game a new platfrom.
WE don't buy it because Game console are too expensive.

Now, Many of my friends decided not to buy the Idolm@ster 2 on the PS3.
Orz...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 17, 2011, 01:07:24 am
Well of course! There's no use having two versions of the same game...

Unless the company decides to turn on the people who bought the first version and make the port's release realy super exciting with lots of limited content.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 17, 2011, 03:03:21 am
Same models, same images, same textures, same edge detection, same shadowing algorithms...

The system was rebuilt from the ground up, presumably to facilitate both systems. Different hardware, okay, but I'm not sure how much stuff they'll actually tweak considering this was made for both systems from the start (and okay, I'm presuming here too, but given the release date, I don't think it's a bad assumption to make). I wouldn't be surprised if the graphical differences end up being slight at best, and there's so much conflicting stuff in that thread, I'm having trouble taking anything seriously in it. I'd get together with a friend with a PS3 and a good TV, and do some HDMI 720p comparisons for yourself - then you'll know for sure.

Of course, if you're saying you don't have a friend with a PS3 well... you're with the many others not in Japan who want the PS3 version but don't have a PS3. ^^;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 17, 2011, 03:45:54 am
Same models, same images, same textures, same edge detection, same shadowing algorithms...

The system was rebuilt from the ground up, presumably to facilitate both systems. Different hardware, okay, but I'm not sure how much stuff they'll actually tweak considering this was made for both systems from the start (and okay, I'm presuming here too, but given the release date, I don't think it's a bad assumption to make). I wouldn't be surprised if the graphical differences end up being slight at best, and there's so much conflicting stuff in that thread, I'm having trouble taking anything seriously in it. I'd get together with a friend with a PS3 and a good TV, and do some HDMI 720p comparisons for yourself - then you'll know for sure.

Of course, if you're saying you don't have a friend with a PS3 well... you're with the many others not in Japan who want the PS3 version but don't have a PS3. ^^;

I'll probably run those, although I can confirm that it isn't a fully rebuilt system - it was mostly porting across the board. There is a PC build of im@s 2 that does exist, sort of.

I'll do some benchmarking myself - just be warned you can't actually DO a HDMI 720p comparison - the PS3's HDCP is complete - no ability to do trickery like the Xbox 360's implementation. (And if there's a HDCP breaker, I want to know, because I'm looking for one)

It'd have to be via component, and there's actually no technical difference, apart from possible interference on the cable itself.

Anyway, for most part, the PS3 version is what most people outside Japan will be able to get with only reasonable difficulty, so what you see is the only thing you're getting.

I will note that the X360's release isn't dead yet for a few reasons. For one, you don't get 8 catalogs for free. You only get the costumes free for the first 3, and the other five are interwoven in the following SIX catalogs. (First being reserved for the PS3 release song)

The other 5 come later on the PS3, so in actual fact the X360 players have gotten a six month headstart. Considering how Kyun! Vampire girl got, and some requests for Overmaster, well... we'll be waiting a while.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 17, 2011, 04:13:32 am
I'll do some benchmarking myself - just be warned you can't actually DO a HDMI 720p comparison - the PS3's HDCP is complete - no ability to do trickery like the Xbox 360's implementation. (And if there's a HDCP breaker, I want to know, because I'm looking for one)

Heh... I meant, plug them in on different HDMI inputs, then flip between them and look, but this works too.

The only HDCP stripper that I know of off the top of my head is HDFury. I don't have one myself, but ever since my main VGA box died, I've been thinking about getting one. 'Course I could also get a monitor with HDMI input and be fine too...
 
And about the rebuilding, I was under the impression that they didn't repurpose code from Im@s1 when they made it in 2010 for the XBox, which is what I was referring to (Im@s2 360 -> PS3 is a port, Imas1 -> Im@s2 360 is a rebuild presumably to allow the port to happen). If I'm wrong about that, though... well, I thought I heard that in CEDEC 2010, but I guess weirder things have happened...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 17, 2011, 04:22:45 am
IMO, I think the PS3 version looks better by a smidgen. I can't really notice a difference.

Agreed. The PS3 version looks a bit smoother, but really, the difference isn't much unless you're being really nit-picky.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 17, 2011, 05:25:58 am
Heh... I meant, plug them in on different HDMI inputs, then flip between them and look, but this works too.

The only HDCP stripper that I know of off the top of my head is HDFury. I don't have one myself, but ever since my main VGA box died, I've been thinking about getting one. 'Course I could also get a monitor with HDMI input and be fine too...
 
And about the rebuilding, I was under the impression that they didn't repurpose code from Im@s1 when they made it in 2010 for the XBox, which is what I was referring to (Im@s2 360 -> PS3 is a port, Imas1 -> Im@s2 360 is a rebuild presumably to allow the port to happen). If I'm wrong about that, though... well, I thought I heard that in CEDEC 2010, but I guess weirder things have happened...

From my discussions, im@s2 was a full rebuild but it was built on a third platform and ported across to both. Technically though, im@s 2 was ported to both systems (and has the potential to be ported to a third) from their engine.

As for the HDfury - it's not technically a HDCP stripper. It's mostly a format converter which takes it from HDMI to component.

Since you can fire a true 1080p signal down a component, it's mostly pointless for the PS3 for gaming (it's relevant for any Bluray movie content though and I need to look into it for capture card signal interception reasons) and it does save me a partial headache when it comes to capturing the stuff.

I imagine there'll be people who'd want an uncompressed recording (and I'll shoot exactly 10 seconds at about 800MB) of the footage for people to scrutinise every uncompressed pixel. Don't see the fuss though, since for most people, they're never going to GET the X360 version ever. :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neruibara on October 23, 2011, 03:52:59 pm
Less than a week to the release. I know I am excited. Oct 27 is not only the day Imas2 on PS3 gets release, but my B-day too. It's going to be a big day.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 23, 2011, 05:36:42 pm
Less than a week to the release. I know I am excited. Oct 27 is not only the day Imas2 on PS3 gets release, but my B-day too. It's going to be a big day.

4 days to be precise! (Yes, I have been counting down my days for 92 days) I'm so excited! It will be my very first Im@s game!

Just a silly question, I pre-ordered my copy on Play-Asia, but will I receive it on October 27 or will they send it on that day? (Which means I would receive it like one week later). Sorry, it's my first time pre-ordering something...

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 23, 2011, 05:52:48 pm
4 days to be precise! (Yes, I have been counting down my days for 92 days) I'm so excited! It will be my very first Im@s game!

Just a silly question, I pre-ordered my copy on Play-Asia, but will I receive it on October 27 or will they send it on that day? (Which means I would receive it like one week later). Sorry, it's my first time pre-ordering something...
They'll most likely ship it on the release date, and you'll get it a week later.

Honestly, if you're really excited, can afford it, and they're not at risk of running out (I doubt they are), I'd go up to FedEx shipping if you don't have it already.

I was excited for iM@S2 on the 360 and used FedEx shipping with them for the first time, and I got my game in one day. ♥ My Xbox probably would've been here in two if customs didn't intercept it...but they can't intercept the game if you're in the USA. :>
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 23, 2011, 06:16:29 pm
They'll most likely ship it on the release date, and you'll get it a week later.

Honestly, if you're really excited, can afford it, and they're not at risk of running out (I doubt they are), I'd go up to FedEx shipping if you don't have it already.

I was excited for iM@S2 on the 360 and used FedEx shipping with them for the first time, and I got my game in one day. ♥ My Xbox probably would've been here in two if customs didn't intercept it...but they can't intercept the game if you're in the USA. :>

Whoa, just one day?
That's perfect then, I already chose FedEx for my copy! Thank you for your response!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 23, 2011, 07:31:26 pm
Ugu. I hope my copy get's here fast, too. I've never used yes Asia before so I'm not sure how fast their shipping usually is.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 23, 2011, 07:34:48 pm
Ugu. I hope my copy get's here fast, too. I've never used yes Asia before so I'm not sure how fast their shipping usually is.
I normally shop with Play-Asia, and I'm normally too broke to pay for FedEx shipping ^^; When I use the basic shipping, normally things get to me in exactly 14 days. That being said, I've had things come in 1 week and I've had things come in 4. But two weeks is probably your best bet for normal shipping.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 23, 2011, 07:41:02 pm
Ugu. I hope my copy get's here fast, too. I've never used yes Asia before so I'm not sure how fast their shipping usually is.

2 Weeks.
It's slow.
My personal experience when buying boxm@s
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 23, 2011, 08:16:34 pm
Aw, oh well. As long as it get's here.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 23, 2011, 08:32:08 pm
Well, I order always at Yesasia and that depends really on what kind of product you order there.
If you order a game or a book, it will arrive in two weeks. But if you order CDs or DVDs, it will arrive mostly in one week.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 23, 2011, 09:14:52 pm
4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 23, 2011, 09:19:18 pm
I probably won't be getting my copy till Christmas since I'm broke... OTL
Like the Mariah Carey song, "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS iM@S 2..." ;)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 23, 2011, 09:27:09 pm
I probably won't be getting my copy till Christmas since I'm broke... OTL
Like the Mariah Carey song, "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS iM@S 2..." ;)

The fact that it still fits in the song is brilliant.
Well at least you'll be able to afford DLC by then. ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AkinaSumora on October 23, 2011, 10:16:04 pm
I used the free shipping with YesAsia, so I think it said it would arrive around November 9th...

Well, at least by then I'll know if it's region locked or not! Then I'll know where to get my PS3. (here's hoping RL is not a problem).

Also, this way I'll be completely focused when I start my TEFL seminar the weekend before it should arrive. If the game came before that, I don't think I'd be mentally prepared to study. XP
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 23, 2011, 10:29:24 pm
I used the free shipping with YesAsia, so I think it said it would arrive around November 9th...

Well, at least by then I'll know if it's region locked or not! Then I'll know where to get my PS3. (here's hoping RL is not a problem).

Also, this way I'll be completely focused when I start my TEFL seminar the weekend before it should arrive. If the game came before that, I don't think I'd be mentally prepared to study. XP

When the demo came out I dropped everything and played. XD

I highly doubt it will be region locked. After all the demo wasn't.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 23, 2011, 11:09:27 pm
Can you imagine if they actually ended up region locking it?
Then there would just be a bunch of us with unusable games sitting here and sobbing. It would be the
WORST
POSSIBLE
THING.
Although I doubt they would.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MoonPotatoe on October 24, 2011, 12:13:12 am
I read on a blog that Idolm@ster 2 PS3 will be a free region game ! I thought all japanese PS3 games were free region games , but i'm not sure.
I pre-ordered it , i'm so exciting and I can't wait anymore ! <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on October 24, 2011, 01:15:12 am
curious on the shipping time for Amiami (first time using them so yeah!), though in the end I won't mind even 3 weeks of shipping since I might not go home (where it's being shipped to and where the PS3 I can play it on is) until thanksgiving anyways! : P So I'm not in any sort of rush, though I guess it would be good to tell my parents when to be expecting a package (and to not open it haha xD)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 24, 2011, 02:19:45 am
WORST
POSSIBLE
THING.

Oh a fellow Rarity fan? Delightful. <3 I'm one too. Ignore this if you're not. xD

Don't worry...it'll be region free and fine!

curious on the shipping time for Amiami (first time using them so yeah!), though in the end I won't mind even 3 weeks of shipping since I might not go home (where it's being shipped to and where the PS3 I can play it on is) until thanksgiving anyways! : P So I'm not in any sort of rush, though I guess it would be good to tell my parents when to be expecting a package (and to not open it haha xD)

It's pretty fast. Like a week at latest.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 24, 2011, 03:14:50 am
Oh a fellow Rarity fan? Delightful. <3 I'm one too. Ignore this if you're not. xD
Well, I do prefer Fluttershy, but Rarity is just so fabulous.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 24, 2011, 11:15:06 am
Oh a fellow Rarity fan? Delightful. <3 I'm one too. Ignore this if you're not. xD
Well, I do prefer Fluttershy, but Rarity is just so fabulous.

What's this ponies in my iM@S?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 24, 2011, 11:48:48 am


What's this ponies in my iM@S?

at least they're not bronies
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 24, 2011, 04:56:25 pm
Just bit the bullet and preordered the game, plus Iori's Idolmaster 2 CD.  *gulp*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 24, 2011, 05:16:14 pm
Just bit the bullet and preordered the game, plus Iori's Idolmaster 2 CD.  *gulp*

Welcome to the darkside. :D

at least they're not bronies

Crap, you guys soiled my plan of making a pony parody game called ponym@ster. I was seriously going to do it...I already had scripts written up.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 24, 2011, 05:26:07 pm
Welcome to the darkside. :D

Crap, you guys soiled my plan of making a pony parody game called ponym@ster. I was seriously going to do it...I already had scripts written up.

To be honest, I don't want to play it the very minute it comes out, I just don't want to wait around for a couple weeks when I'm finally ready.  All this talk of voltage meters and bursts and lucky charms puts me on edge.  I'll probably spend more time producing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 24, 2011, 05:29:51 pm
To be honest, I don't want to play it the very minute it comes out, I just don't want to wait around for a couple weeks when I'm finally ready.  All this talk of voltage meters and bursts and lucky charms puts me on edge.  I'll probably spend more time producing.
Producing involves voltage meters and bursts and such ??? You need them for doing Lives/Auditions/Festivals.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 24, 2011, 05:59:32 pm
Producing involves voltage meters and bursts and such ??? You need them for doing Lives/Auditions/Festivals.

I mean the free produce mode, or whatever it's called... where the results don't affect the game.  I'm okay with mini-games for training, I just hate doing it under pressure (like the Memories meter for SP auditions)  *sob*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 24, 2011, 06:39:04 pm
Just take it easy and relax.
You have to have faith in your idols too!

What am I saying?

The point is have fun! It's a game and we're all able to finally play it as one!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 24, 2011, 06:57:04 pm
I mean the free produce mode, or whatever it's called... where the results don't affect the game.  I'm okay with mini-games for training, I just hate doing it under pressure (like the Memories meter for SP auditions)  *sob*
Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. I think iM@S2's complexity wears down after a few playthroughs, though. Unfortunately there's no free mode that includes doing auditions/lessons/stuff...but there's always S4U mode to mess around in with the stages.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sheentaku on October 25, 2011, 02:43:56 am
Games out this week guys, Anyone has had there copy's shipped yet? We should all keep track of where our copys are to compare lol!

Pretty hyped, going to now look at the wiki to figure out how to play this game
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 25, 2011, 03:06:17 am
Welcome to the darkside. :D

Crap, you guys soiled my plan of making a pony parody game called ponym@ster. I was seriously going to do it...I already had scripts written up.


Ponym@ster. PONYM@STER. pONYM@STER? Oh lord, I'm dying here. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 25, 2011, 03:10:04 am
Ponym@ster. PONYM@STER. pONYM@STER? Oh lord, I'm dying here. XD

Just wait...it will be epic.

On topic:
Pretty hyped, going to now look at the wiki to figure out how to play this game

Also, check out the gameplay thread here. ;D
If you have any questions we can help you!

edit: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/419/419111/

you know you want it all, guys.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 25, 2011, 04:46:08 am
edit: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/419/419111/

you know you want it all, guys.

What, does the car come with some sort of limited edition? Do I get one if I buy the limited editions for both systems and the BDs? ^^

EDIT: Okay, joking aside, it looks like you can ride one of the cars (not drive), just ask a staff member for details.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 25, 2011, 05:19:35 am

edit: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/419/419111/

you know you want it all, guys.

Oh, I want it all, alright.

Especially dat Makoto car. Pimped-out ride right there.  ;)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 25, 2011, 05:23:08 am
Just wait...it will be epic.

On topic:
Also, check out the gameplay thread here. ;D
If you have any questions we can help you!

edit: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/419/419111/

you know you want it all, guys.
That Makoto car is the best thing in the world right now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Nope on October 25, 2011, 03:07:00 pm
Ryuugu Komachi extra-episode announced:

http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-4831.html
http://p.twimg.com/AclK5LuCEAAiIyg.jpg

You get to beat Jupiter as RK.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sheentaku on October 25, 2011, 03:11:14 pm
Thats DLC Right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 25, 2011, 07:05:55 pm
I'm thinking...: THis can maybe some kind of episode before the showdown between Touma and RK? Because Touma is arguing with Iori in one of the screenshots, it seems....
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: kozu on October 26, 2011, 12:03:12 am
namco, you are now the greatest trolls in the gaming industry, moreso than valve.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 26, 2011, 01:15:21 am
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/o0765102411569652535.jpg)
Someone rumored that we're able to produce Ryuuguu Komachi at this moment.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 26, 2011, 01:24:09 am
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/o0765102411569652535.jpg)
Someone rumored that we're able to produce Ryuuguu Komachi at this moment.

cue shitstorm.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on October 26, 2011, 01:51:45 am
Well, that's my breaking point...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 26, 2011, 01:59:05 am
Sadly, that's nothing unexpected. You probably might get snappy in about three months when something else is unveiled.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 26, 2011, 02:05:16 am
moreso than valve.

lolz.

Yes this is quite the development.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on October 26, 2011, 03:23:22 am
So, what happens to Ritsuko?

Also, hello Suruga-ya.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 26, 2011, 03:57:24 am
Is it a whole gameplay mode or just an "extra episode"?

Honestly, it doesn't seem like a real deal-breaker, since you still can't use Iori, Ami, Azusa, or Ritsuko as members of your own individualized unit...you'll just be playing FESes with RK instead of your unit, right? and if the storyline is the same as the main game (as in, being un-skippable, and the same things happen every playthrough more or less)...

Well, it'll be nice to have a little extra Ami, Ricchan, Iorin, and Azusa, nonetheless~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Nope on October 26, 2011, 04:15:22 am
It's an extra-episode. The details transcribed by Yaraon say:

-Story is different from the main game.
-The story is shorter than the main game, but it has all the gameplay systems included in it.
-Similar to the "Ultimate Idol" story; with its own festivals.
-7 new songs and costumes? (Yaraon also has a question mark here)
-You act as Ritsuko's assistant and interact with all 4 characters; it has a different story/ending for each character.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AIDOLU on October 26, 2011, 04:18:48 am
About Ryuuguu Komachi....... HELL!! YEAH!!
and there are some videos with kamisummer song at nicovideo.. i am in colombia and here it is 25 oct 9:18pm(so in japan it should not be out)
here yukiho one
http://es.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15991610

edit: guess i am wrong this seems to be the last dlc for xbox games... here is the proof..
http://es.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15991625
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 26, 2011, 05:02:44 am
Quote
About Ryuuguu Komachi....... HELL!! YEAH!!
and there are some videos with kamisummer song at nicovideo.. i am in colombia and here it is 25 oct 9:18pm(so in japan it should not be out)
here yukiho one
http://es.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15991610

How did someone already get a video out?????

Oh well, I WANNA HEAR MAKOTO'S SOLO!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 26, 2011, 05:48:21 am
Oh well, I WANNA HEAR MAKOTO'S SOLO!!!!! ;D

Yukiho sounds lovely...and I don't really like Yukiho that much! :D This was delightful.
I'm looking forward to Harurun, Mikimiki, and everyone else.

oh and Mako too! XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 26, 2011, 05:51:02 am
Yukiho's Kami Summer really does sound lovely. <3

I want to hear Takane's version as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 26, 2011, 03:03:55 pm
Hrnngh...This. JS4U
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/b93629c4.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/b17464d6.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/535a730a.jpg)

Touma's adorable appeal
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/3b9c784f.jpg)

Hokuto's burst appeal in Weiss Jupiter!
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/1b17febd.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/1c46d575.jpg)

and last but not least...Miku!
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/7cd8de1b.jpg)
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/be19f1c0.jpg)

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on October 26, 2011, 03:09:53 pm
Touma's peace sign is so adorable! <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 26, 2011, 04:15:54 pm
Touma's peace sign is so adorable! <3
To me, that's not a "Peace" sign.

It's more of a "Victory" sign, " 'V' for victory!"

Oh, you! XD
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/PIC248tmp.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 26, 2011, 05:11:58 pm
I wish Miku and Jupiter had more costumes.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 26, 2011, 06:24:21 pm
I wish Miku and Jupiter had more costumes.
I could live without extra Miku stuff. But if Jupiter gets anything new it'll be DLC, just you wait.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 26, 2011, 09:51:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WO8VEAg9Is Shouta singing Koi wo Hajimeyou.

Originally to show someone without a nico account, but go for it I guess.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 26, 2011, 11:03:47 pm
So, since the game is out now, when someone here who ordered it gets it, can we get an extensive list on what's new in the game besides JS4U and the 360 Catalogs? I want to know all of what stages were upgraded to support quintets~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 26, 2011, 11:17:21 pm
Touma singing "Koi wo Hajimeyou": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvCQe-FQWqM&feature=channel_video_title

Hokuto singing "Koi wo Hajimeyou": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0LQ6Q9lEDI&feature=channel_video_title

Also have Shouta, but I see someone's already posted it.

Also:

Miku singing "World is Mine": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QESvZKmPKHg&feature=channel_video_title

Ryuuguu Komachi singing "Nanairo Botan": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGnrqqjzLko&feature=channel_video_title

 I can't wait to get this game...  ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on October 26, 2011, 11:21:40 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGKiWvMDLT8
The solo versions for this are pretty slow coming in since this is probably like Smoky Thrill where you have to clear the game first but have an Azusa solo! I really like her version.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 26, 2011, 11:48:39 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGKiWvMDLT8
The solo versions for this are pretty slow coming in since this is probably like Smoky Thrill where you have to clear the game first but have an Azusa solo! I really like her version.

This is really nice! I always loved Azusa's voice, but it sounds particularly good in this song.

I'm getting more and more excited to get my game! UNGH! Tomorrow I'll be running to my house after school! (Even though I'll probably not receive it tomorrow...Probably on friday)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 27, 2011, 12:43:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WO8VEAg9Is Shouta singing Koi wo Hajimeyou.

Originally to show someone without a nico account, but go for it I guess.
I have never loved Shouta's voice more.

Ugh, so excited ~(^.^)~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 27, 2011, 12:51:49 am
Quote
I have never loved Shouta's voice more.

Ugh, so excited ~(^.^)~

I quite liking Hokuto's solo! It's very good, but I love all of them! :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 27, 2011, 01:08:25 am
I quite liking Hokuto's solo! It's very good, but I love all of them! :)
I agree. They really seem to shine in the solo's, I'm impressed!

Out of curiosity, how many people ordered the Asian version here?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 27, 2011, 01:10:42 am
I'm anxious for a long-shot camera angle view of Alice or Guilty.  :-[
I want to see some parts of the choreography that rarely gets shown.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on October 27, 2011, 02:19:55 am
This is really nice! I always loved Azusa's voice, but it sounds particularly good in this song.

I'm getting more and more excited to get my game! UNGH! Tomorrow I'll be running to my house after school! (Even though I'll probably not receive it tomorrow...Probably on friday)
Ever since the teaser of Nanairo Button was released, I've really liked Azusa in this song. O:

I'm looking forward to hearing Yukiho's ver. as well. It seems like it would fit her voice.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on October 27, 2011, 03:30:40 am
Out of curiosity, how many people ordered the Asian version here?

I did! ...But I have yet to get a PS3. LOL.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 27, 2011, 04:18:39 am
Quote
I did! ...But I have yet to get a PS3. LOL.

I have a PS3, but I just got Batman: Arkham City so I have to wait a while!!!!! DX
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DancingMari on October 27, 2011, 07:34:10 am
AH, I'M SO EXCITED~!

Found a version of Nanairo Botan with Makoto Haruka and Chihaya! It's AWESOME. :D

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15999670

It's after the RK version in the vid...

Also, does anyone know how much the first DLC catalog is gonna cost...
I couldn't find the price when I checked the catalog in the PSStore...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 27, 2011, 07:36:12 am
AH, I'M SO EXCITED~!

Found a version of Nanairo Botan with Makoto Haruka and Chihaya! It's AWESOME. :D

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15999670

It's after the RK version in the vid...

Also, does anyone know how much the first DLC catalog is gonna cost...
I couldn't find the price when I checked the catalog in the PSStore...

You can buy it in parts, but I believe the Japanese (not the Asian) costs are somewhere in the 7000 yen for all the costumes and the Miku extend.

There's probably more, and consequently, I'm unsure how much it'll cost if we include those. I'll wait until my copy arrives before I can confirm that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Sheentaku on October 27, 2011, 02:37:36 pm
I did get the asian version and it has shipped!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 27, 2011, 03:40:11 pm
Did anyone here actually buy the limited edition with G4U?

Seems like you can use Hula ALOHA Girl in it, too.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas90510.jpg)
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas90509.jpg)
And the Tenshi Mizugi? with the background the way it is, I'm not sure if this is fan-made or if it's some promotional thing from NBGI.
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas90490.jpg)
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas90502.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 27, 2011, 05:09:50 pm
Dat Mami! It looks really official!

Hopefully my version has shipped. As soon as I get home today I plan on checking the HK PSN to see if the DLC has already gone up. ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on October 27, 2011, 06:23:36 pm
Hopefully my version has shipped. As soon as I get home today I plan on checking the HK PSN to see if the DLC has already gone up. ;D

When you're able to, please tell us the prices of the DLC.  :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 27, 2011, 07:12:55 pm
When you're able to, please tell us the prices of the DLC.  :)

Of course! :D
Also, hopefully there will be a DLC coupon inside the box like when I got Perfect Sun!

edit: I like the new comment meme for READY!
It used to be those arrows now it's a really funny pointy face person! XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on October 27, 2011, 07:48:51 pm
Someone who got the limited edition with G4U totally needs to make a PV of their unit singing Kami SUMMER, incorporating footage from G4U. That would be awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 27, 2011, 08:20:47 pm
Of course! :D
Also, hopefully there will be a DLC coupon inside the box like when I got Perfect Sun!

edit: I like the new comment meme for READY!
It used to be those arrows now it's a really funny pointy face person! XD
Oh, man. I loved that DLC coupon it was great <3

I could try and check the HK PSN store soon, too. In about an hour maybe. I checked last night but alas it was not there.
And does anyone know how to unlock Nanario botan yet? I'm guessing it's like getting Smoky thrill.

EDIT: I took a looksie at the HK prices for the DLC. (So everything I listed are Hk dollars.)
Miku pack $158
Idol@ school $149
Accessory pack #1 $97 (Individual accessories are $30)
Recolor pack #1 $196 (Individual recolors and $74)
Avatar pack $30
Sailor Swimsuit $149
Mail Pack $246 (Individual mails are $30)
600000 money $79
300000 money $45
Onigiri hat Free
Sheep horns Free

I couldn't find kami summer for the life of me.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 27, 2011, 11:23:35 pm

EDIT: I took a looksie at the HK prices for the DLC. (So everything I listed are Hk dollars.)
Miku pack $158
Idol@ school $149
Accessory pack #1 $97 (Individual accessories are $30)
Recolor pack #1 $196 (Individual recolors and $74)
Avatar pack $30
Sailor Swimsuit $149
Mail Pack $246 (Individual mails are $30)
600000 money $79
300000 money $45
Onigiri hat Free
Sheep horns Free

I couldn't find kami summer for the life of me.

When you say "Free", do you really mean free or are these gifts you get when you buy all of the items? I hope it is not the latter...I want these horns so badly ;A;

Also, I checked where is my copy at, and it seems like I'll receive it tomorrow before 12:00AM. I'll be in school...It is probably going to be the longest school day ever.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 27, 2011, 11:33:37 pm
When you say "Free", do you really mean free or are these gifts you get when you buy all of the items? I hope it is not the latter...I want these horns so badly ;A;

Also, I checked where is my copy at, and it seems like I'll receive it tomorrow before 12:00AM. I'll be in school...It is probably going to be the longest school day ever.
I know the onigiri hat is for buying everything, I'm not sure about the horns, though.

My copy hasn't even arrived at the warehouse yet D8 But patience is a virtue and I can take the time to plan my strategy 8I
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 28, 2011, 01:04:49 am
Hmmm...prices aren't too bad considering we start off with the first 3 DLC packages, right?
I might have to go buy me a card. :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 28, 2011, 01:44:12 am
Hmmm...prices aren't too bad considering we start off with the first 3 DLC packages, right?
I might have to go buy me a card. :D

Yeah, it all looks really great! I just wish there was a cheaper place to get HKD than what I've found... 30$ for one card is steep...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 28, 2011, 03:05:28 am
In other news...
Nullpon has already made a cover on Nanairo Botan

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16005190 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16005190)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kasumichan on October 28, 2011, 04:03:12 am
I bought the limited edition and Im hoping to buy the others vol. of G4U (ouch my wallet).

I have the 360 Idol M@ster 2 and if Im saying Im not angry Im lying,but after the port of Vesperia and Graces Im not that much angry but It was a surprise when I saw the news in Famitsu magazine.

Im dont make any comparissons between both yet,maybe when I have more time,but Im not that good to make a real detailed comparisson.

Some information to you that maybe be interest:

Well,I dont know if all of you will be angry in discovering certain things but here we go.

You only have some acessories from the 1-3 catalogs in the beginning and the musics too,the others acessories and costumes you probably must buy in the Rabbit and BK shops.

You can use the Street Hopper costume during the training lessons.

Saw in the last Famitsu magazine (if Im not made any mistake) you unlock the Extra Episode after finish the main game and after finish this episode you unlock the Ryuugu Komachi Princess Melody costume,Nana iro botan Music and an omamori (the one you choose to buy or not after winning a FES) called Ryuuguunotsukai  and if you use this item you can do a...............................................triple Burst Appeal (WTF is this?) well not exactly a triple but a Burst Appeal where all three girls do togheter in the same time (this is amazing).There are some other acessories but I dont know if these unlock after finish the extra episode,but is related with the episode.

In the G4U disc you have:

1st take photos from this month cover girl (in case G4U vol. 1 is Amami Haruka)
2nd you can choose any idol to take photos.
3rd play list bgm where you choose the musics you want to hear during the photo session
4th options
5th credits/staff
6th pandora box you can view the 1st Idol M@ster 2 PS3 PV and the Futami Ami loading scene in fullversion (in 360 you cant view her or only a fews seconds).I think more videos or other things maybe unlock here.

I dont saw any option to use the Hula ALOHA Girl or the Tenshi Mizugi during the photo session,maybe after playing more or unlocking the trohies for G4U (what you just said?),yes there are trophies for G4U too.I get 2 of them playing a little, one is comunicating with the cover girl and the other was after a photo session with Amami Haruka.


Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 28, 2011, 11:18:11 pm
ABGSNBGOSGNS.

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/DSCF3386.jpg)


I GOT IT! I GOT IT!
There's...a little sign reading "Japan only" which caught my attention, but...I'm so happy right now I don't even want to burst my bubble.

Also it came with a little movie-like thingy with Miki on it (The scene in the first episode of the anime where she is waking up on the couch). Can't explain exactly what it is but, I'll take a picture and share it with you guys if anyone's interested. Now if you'll excuuuuse me, I'm going to spend the rest of my life playing this game :B

EDIT: The "Japan Only" sign was a lie! It works perfectly on an American system!


Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on October 28, 2011, 11:24:40 pm
Lucky! xD 

Well. Before I decide to export this game from Japan I just have a quick question. Is the game region free because I don't want to export it and not be able to play it because of some region lock. Though i'm pretty sure it's region free, I just want to make sure first.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 28, 2011, 11:27:24 pm
Lucky! xD 

Well. Before I decide to export this game from Japan I just have a quick question. Is the game region free because I don't want to export it and not be able to play it because of some region lock. Though i'm pretty sure it's region free, I just want to make sure first.

It is region free ; I have just tested it on my American ps3, American session on top of that and it works perfectly!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 28, 2011, 11:46:10 pm
The Japan only thing simply means it's for only allowed for sale in Japan. ;D
Good to hear everything is alright though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 28, 2011, 11:58:40 pm
... I like your hair~
So it's region free, that's good.
Now I get to sit here and wait and explode from excitement <3
Stupid yesasia stop waiting for stock 8I
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 29, 2011, 12:44:08 am

Also it came with a little movie-like thingy with Miki on it (The scene in the first episode of the anime where she is waking up on the couch). Can't explain exactly what it is but, I'll take a picture and share it with you guys if anyone's interested. Now if you'll excuuuuse me, I'm going to spend the rest of my life playing this game :B


Are you talking about a piece of film strip?  Was it a preorder bonus?  I didn't think they would pack those into a regular release.  But that does explain the film strip I saw on someone else's blog... it's a picture of... the credits.   ???

edit: Wait a minute, you got it really fast.  Did you use some sort of Express shipping?

Stupid yesasia stop waiting for stock 8I

Yesasia is a little bit slow acquiring items that haven't yet been released... I don't think they get them before the release date.  But since I don't live in Asia, I don't have many options.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on October 29, 2011, 01:43:00 am

Yesasia is a little bit slow acquiring items that haven't yet been released... I don't think they get them before the release date.  But since I don't live in Asia, I don't have many options.
Aw well, as long as it get's here safe and sound it'll be worth it  :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 29, 2011, 02:34:25 am
Are you talking about a piece of film strip?  Was it a preorder bonus?  I didn't think they would pack those into a regular release.  But that does explain the film strip I saw on someone else's blog... it's a picture of... the credits.   ???

edit: Wait a minute, you got it really fast.  Did you use some sort of Express shipping?

Yes, that's what I'm talking about!
It's cute, I just can't find any use to it xD And yeah, it was probably a preorder gift, as I ordered the regular version only.

Well I chose the Fedex option, which costs like 15$ and, I don't know if it's because I live in Canada, but I have to pay another 25$ when I get my copy delivered at home. So that's about 40$ more, but it's worth it. I was actually supposed to get it yesterday, but they had some problems at the customs office.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 29, 2011, 04:45:12 am
Yes, that's what I'm talking about!
It's cute, I just can't find any use to it xD And yeah, it was probably a preorder gift, as I ordered the regular version only.

Well I chose the Fedex option, which costs like 15$ and, I don't know if it's because I live in Canada, but I have to pay another 25$ when I get my copy delivered at home. So that's about 40$ more, but it's worth it. I was actually supposed to get it yesterday, but they had some problems at the customs office.

When cels were still being used in anime production, if you got your hands on a cel, you literally owned a piece of the anime.  They're no longer necessary, but the tradition lives on in cel reproductions and those film strips, I guess.  One of the things they probably imitated is the uniqueness of the strips, which makes some of them highly desirable (for example, that shot of Yuki Nagato's collarbones in the Haruhi movie).  Looks like you lucked out and got one that matches your style.

Which shop did you order from?  I want one. *o*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on October 29, 2011, 05:05:50 am
Still debating on whether to purchase this or not... maybe I during Christmas.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 29, 2011, 05:34:36 am
When cels were still being used in anime production, if you got your hands on a cel, you literally owned a piece of the anime.  They're no longer necessary, but the tradition lives on in cel reproductions and those film strips, I guess.  One of the things they probably imitated is the uniqueness of the strips, which makes some of them highly desirable (for example, that shot of Yuki Nagato's collarbones in the Haruhi movie).  Looks like you lucked out and got one that matches your style.

Which shop did you order from?  I want one. *o*

Hmm, I see...I can see why people would want them, then.
Yeah, I feel lucky I got Miki out of everyone else!

I ordered mine from Play Asia.
It was my first time buying anything there and I was highly satisfied with their service! (I feel like I'm advertising, sorry about that D:) But yeah, that's where I got it from.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 29, 2011, 05:52:50 am
Still debating on whether to purchase this or not... maybe I during Christmas.

Hahaha, I'm ordering it during Christmas too... /perpetuallybroke
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 29, 2011, 05:53:36 am
Hmm, I see...I can see why people would want them, then.
Yeah, I feel lucky I got Miki out of everyone else!

I ordered mine from Play Asia.
It was my first time buying anything there and I was highly satisfied with their service! (I feel like I'm advertising, sorry about that D:) But yeah, that's where I got it from.
Advertising never hurts XD

I'm not sure if most stores do this or not, but that's something I like about Play-Asia; if they have leftovers of the preorder bonuses, they'll send them to you even if you didn't preorder it (until they run out, anyway).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iWant on October 29, 2011, 06:21:36 am
Use of the Triple Burst
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16008732
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 29, 2011, 07:03:32 am
Nanairo Botan solos for Haruka and Makoto here.

Haruka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_POq70KDTA
Makoto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg5DHXgwHdU&feature=channel_video_title

Azusa & Takane duet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W68sSN2-US8

As well as Project Fairy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU81WqDzx3c

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 29, 2011, 07:20:35 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE)

Hokuto is now heading towards Azusa
:O
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 29, 2011, 07:57:23 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE (http://Hokuto is now heading towards Azusa :O)
Did Hokuto said he's asking Azusa out for a date?! Already?!

My gosh! My dream pairing just actually came true for a moment...I wonder if Azusa really is going out for a date? :D (Hokusa, here I come!)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 29, 2011, 08:23:30 am
Did Hokuto said he's asking Azusa out for a date?! Already?!

My gosh! My dream pairing just actually came true for a moment...I wonder if Azusa really is going out for a date? :D (Hokusa, here I come!)

she rejected him i think
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 29, 2011, 10:36:39 am
she rejected him i think
I don't think so...Hokuto's still 'head over heels' for her.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: RoninatorMarx on October 29, 2011, 01:35:30 pm
Rejection doesn't mean the end of affection. Either way, I'm not sure but I think that's as much ship tease per JupiterXRyuugu pairing we'll ever have in the game. I mean, I bet the 360 folks are following this too, and..... you know...*head points towards the stacked mob equipment*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 29, 2011, 01:52:58 pm
Rejection doesn't mean the end of affection. Either way, I'm not sure but I think that's as much ship tease per JupiterXRyuugu pairing we'll ever have in the game. I mean, I bet the 360 folks are following this too, and..... you know...*head points towards the stacked mob equipment*
Unless plot twist! :P (And it seems like Hokuto's dying to get a date...Maybe I'm watching that vid a 'little' too much...)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: RoninatorMarx on October 29, 2011, 02:17:56 pm
Unless plot twist! :P (And it seems like Hokuto's dying to get a date...Maybe I'm watching that vid a 'little' too much...)

Yes, maybe you are. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on October 29, 2011, 05:02:22 pm
Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE

Hokuto is now heading towards Azusa
:O

What I loved about Hokuto just then was that he was being very polite in asking her out. :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 29, 2011, 05:52:57 pm
Yes, maybe you are. XD
...Okay. (Continues to watch it over and over again...)

What I loved about Hokuto just then was that he was being very polite in asking her out. :)
"That's what a gentleman does!" You can't force a lady to date, unless she wants to.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 29, 2011, 07:51:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94J3YtyF_LE)

Hokuto is now heading towards Azusa
:O

This is cute. I just love how Azusa is really polite, even if she turned him down. I might become a Hokusa fan... *ducks to avoid rain of bricks*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on October 29, 2011, 08:19:03 pm
 Well, I keep seeing RK in their new Princess Melody outfit... Do they no longer use Smoky Thrill in story mode, or is it still one of their songs in-story?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 29, 2011, 08:29:46 pm
Well, I keep seeing RK in their new Princess Melody outfit... Do they no longer use Smoky Thrill in story mode, or is it still one of their songs in-story?
iirc, they use SMOKY THRILL in the normal difficulties and Nanairo Botan in Hyper mode.

That being said, I don't own it. If MissDeidara ever manages to break away from her PS3, I bet she knows. XDD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on October 29, 2011, 08:30:19 pm
Well, I keep seeing RK in their new Princess Melody outfit... Do they no longer use Smoky Thrill in story mode, or is it still one of their songs in-story?

I think it was said Hyper Mode has Princess Melody/Nanairo Botan? Might be wrong though...

also, good to hear I didn't spend 105usd for nothing! Awesome for confirming the lack of region locking. :> My bank cleared the payment but paypal's still processing so, derp. If it doesn't show up before the 4th I'll prolly go home on the 11th to play~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ProjectAria on October 29, 2011, 08:31:48 pm
Pics pics pics of iDOLM@STER PS3 Premium!

(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0002.JPG)
(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0006.JPG)
(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0007.JPG)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 29, 2011, 10:50:25 pm
iirc, they use SMOKY THRILL in the normal difficulties and Nanairo Botan in Hyper mode.

That being said, I don't own it. If MissDeidara ever manages to break away from her PS3, I bet she knows. XDD

Haha! I can't help it, I've been waiting to play Im@s for like two years!

Well, I'm only at week 18 of my first playtrough (Normal Mode) but I can confirm they performed Smoky Thrill on the Rising Moon Festival, and they were wearing that Dragon Palace outfit.

Also, if anyone's interested to see some videos of the ps3 version of Im@s, you can subscribe to my channel :  http://www.youtube.com/user/SwollenPeach
I only have a (failed) attempt to record the vocal lessons and a video of Touma performing "Alice or Guilty" in his new white outfit yet, but I will add more. Not HD, but I think it's not that bad.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on October 29, 2011, 11:22:57 pm
I ordered mine from Play Asia.
It was my first time buying anything there and I was highly satisfied with their service! (I feel like I'm advertising, sorry about that D:) But yeah, that's where I got it from.

I have to admit I'm jealous!  This is my first time ordering from Play Asia as well and I pre-ordered but it seems like they didn't get enough copies to cover all their pre-orders.  My copy still hasn't shipped and when I asked them about it, they made it sound like they are waiting on getting more copies and have no idea when I'll get it.  So I don't think I'll use them for pre-orders anymore.   If they had told me ahead of time or even the day of that they weren't going to be able to ship me a copy, that'd be one thing.  But since I had to ask them, it's left a bad taste in my mouth.  It's just too disappointing when I've been looking forward to playing the game! 

In the meantime, I was thinking about updating the wiki with translations to help keep me occupied.  ;)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 30, 2011, 02:47:52 am
So, for those who are curious about the bonus for the pre-orders...

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/DSCF3394-1.jpg)

That's what the movie thingy looks like! It's not really big, I'd say around 10 cm.
Mine has Miki on it, but there's probably one for every character.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 30, 2011, 02:29:11 am
Pics pics pics of iDOLM@STER PS3 Premium!

(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0002.JPG)
(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0006.JPG)
(http://gensokyo.zomgwtf.net/127_1029/IMG_0007.JPG)

So, for those who are curious about the bonus for the pre-orders...

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/DSCF3394-1.jpg)

That's what the movie thingy looks like! It's not really big, I'd say around 10 cm.
Mine has Miki on it, but there's probably one for every character.

Man...all looks pretty awesome! I can't wait to get this game...didn't pre-order it unfortunately, but at least I'll have something to look forward to for Christmas. I wish the holidays would hurry up and get here! XD

Also, more Nanairo Botan solos:

Ritsuko: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0DVUv4DAHs
Chihaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iaa_8JpKK8
Miki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlD1wXIZ6-k
Ami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcB73J7X03c
Iori: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7szUKREAcjo
Yukiho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYD-wukOgk0
Hibiki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEigg9_3Z0
Takane (in Miku outfit): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQd6gi7NgCM
Yayoi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCBO2Qsesc

Also, if you didn't see my earlier message -

Makoto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg5DHXgwHdU
Haruka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_POq70KDTA

What's interesting about this Mami one is that someone edited it so she looks like Neru Akita. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuRc_vWVL4

Shameless advertising here, I know. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ProjectAria on October 30, 2011, 06:38:55 am
So, for those who are curious about the bonus for the pre-orders...

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/DSCF3394-1.jpg)

That's what the movie thingy looks like! It's not really big, I'd say around 10 cm.
Mine has Miki on it, but there's probably one for every character.

I'm guessing I got the secret preorder item movie thing because I got Kotori.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 30, 2011, 11:34:51 am
Is it me, or are Jupiter members not allowed to exchange positions for both their songs?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: CStar123 on October 30, 2011, 12:34:09 pm
Just asking, but I DONT have to buy a Japanese PS3 to play, right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on October 30, 2011, 01:01:30 pm
Just asking, but I DONT have to buy a Japanese PS3 to play, right?

No sir.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on October 30, 2011, 03:25:18 pm
Is it me, or are Jupiter members not allowed to exchange positions for both their songs?
It looks like they can't.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: CStar123 on October 30, 2011, 03:30:07 pm
No sir.
I'm a girl, but its all good.  :P Anyway, thats good, because that would be wayy too expensive.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 30, 2011, 04:16:17 pm
Is it me, or are Jupiter members not allowed to exchange positions for both their songs?

Unfortunately, they can't.
All of them can do a solo, but they can't do duos, and you can't change their positions if you choose to have the 3 of them performing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: domelola on October 30, 2011, 05:13:23 pm
I translated "Nanairo Button" and just uploaded it.
Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQlRVMSxtE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQlRVMSxtE)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on October 30, 2011, 06:26:42 pm
Thank you for translation! <3
I love this dance.
Those hips! *dies*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 30, 2011, 06:47:07 pm
I translated "Nanairo Button" and just uploaded it.
Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQlRVMSxtE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQlRVMSxtE)

Thank you for the translation, as always.  ;D
I love the lyrics of the song, they're very sweet. /wantsmasterversionnow
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BlueBird on October 30, 2011, 08:09:43 pm
This might be slightly off topic but here is a Yukiho KamiSUMMER!! solo

http://video.niconico.com/watch/sm15991610 (http://video.niconico.com/watch/sm15991610)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 30, 2011, 09:43:22 pm
Out of curiosity - I've noticed there's different loading screens now in the sense the circles act different sometimes (I think).

Are there any more loading screens with characters like Ami's loading song (or more from her?)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on October 30, 2011, 10:43:21 pm
Out of curiosity - I've noticed there's different loading screens now in the sense the circles act different sometimes (I think).

Are there any more loading screens with characters like Ami's loading song (or more from her?)

Well I don't know if it was already like that on the Xbox version, but the circles moves if you press "o" on the ps3 controller. Also, I think Ami's loading screen disappeared :c
I never got to see it, neither in produce mode or S4U! mode.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 30, 2011, 10:56:18 pm
This might be slightly off topic but here is a Yukiho KamiSUMMER!! solo

http://video.niconico.com/watch/sm15991610 (http://video.niconico.com/watch/sm15991610)

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

Youtube link for that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Elixir on October 30, 2011, 11:01:40 pm
So the Miku stuff isn't on the JP 360 store, meaning it's only available for the PS3 version.

So it's built into the disc of the PS3 version, effectively making you buy content that you've already paid for? The "DLC" or should I say,  unlock codes, are 70kb.

Right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 30, 2011, 11:21:35 pm
Well I don't know if it was already like that on the Xbox version, but the circles moves if you press "o" on the ps3 controller. Also, I think Ami's loading screen disappeared :c
I never got to see it, neither in produce mode or S4U! mode.
Press Square and Triangle, too.

So the Miku stuff isn't on the JP 360 store, meaning it's only available for the PS3 version.

So it's built into the disc of the PS3 version, effectively making you buy content that you've already paid for? The "DLC" or should I say,  unlock codes, are 70kb.

Right?
If that's the case, can people dig out the other suspected DLC characters then? I remember people were unlocking Yoda and Darth Vader in Soul Calibur IV without buying the DLC, which was just an unlock for what was on the disc.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on October 31, 2011, 01:15:48 am
If that's the case, can people dig out the other suspected DLC characters then? I remember people were unlocking Yoda and Darth Vader in Soul Calibur IV without buying the DLC, which was just an unlock for what was on the disc.

I was wondering about this, I assume Honey Heartbeat was pulled out of pre-existing files too, right, since it surfaced so early?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 01:22:31 am
Guys, you're walking into DMCAable territory.

I can't stop any of you people from doing it, but breaking ANY sort of digitial 'security protection system' can land you all with big fines, or even jail time. You need to petiion for specific exceptions, and they're hard to get.

Now the odds of you being caught aren't that high (And I sure in hell wouldn't report anyone that actively promoted it) but US law is what it is. If you venture further into the topic, be sure as all hell you want to (and be prepared to be shot at) or make sure you're standing somewhere you can't be shot at (like a country where US laws do not apply.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on October 31, 2011, 01:32:48 am
Brah, none of us are saying LET'S DO IT. I'm just wondering if it's possible to pull up the DLC characters like others did for Soul Calibur IV. Keyword wondering.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 01:34:23 am
Brah, none of us are saying LET'S DO IT. I'm just wondering if it's possible to pull up the DLC characters like others did for Soul Calibur IV. Keyword wondering.

You are aware that wondering is in fact enough to get you in trouble, right? It has a 'promotional' aspect written right into it. Frankly, it frightens me.

Yeah, the DCMA IS that badly written. It sort of surprises me people in the US haven't gotten up in arms about it. Then again....
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 31, 2011, 02:53:49 am
Ugh, all this talk of DLC makes me head hurt (Or maybe it's the fact that I didn't get a full night's sleep).  I was thinking, "Maybe I'll just get that one song..."  But that's not realistic, is it?

I'm kind of unnerved by how much of IM@S's content is paid DLC.  I never bothered with DLC for the SP games because the graphics are too weak to justify it but I did notice they charged for each individual accessory, and separately per idol per song.  I never even tried converting those points to dollars... the numbers are scary enough as is.  Thank god they're not doing per idol per song for Idolmaster 2, right?

But I must admit I am envious of Namco-Bandai's payment strategy.  I've worked on software that's freely distributed (I get paid a salary though) and it sucks.  People still complain, and with no cost attached to requests, nothing stops people from asking for the moon.  How often have I wished, "If only I could charge for DLC!"
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 31, 2011, 03:12:19 am
Ugh, all this talk of DLC makes me head hurt (Or maybe it's the fact that I didn't get a full night's sleep).  I was thinking, "Maybe I'll just get that one song..."  But that's not realistic, is it?

I'm kind of unnerved by how much of IM@S's content is paid DLC.  I never bothered with DLC for the SP games because the graphics are too weak to justify it but I did notice they charged for each individual accessory, and separately per idol per song.  I never even tried converting those points to dollars... the numbers are scary enough as is.  Thank god they're not doing per idol per song for Idolmaster 2, right?

But I must admit I am envious of Namco-Bandai's payment strategy.  I've worked on software that's freely distributed (I get paid a salary though) and it sucks.  People still complain, and with no cost attached to requests, nothing stops people from asking for the moon.  How often have I wished, "If only I could charge for DLC!"
I know they definitely make serious bank off of all that DLC...speaking of that, the Japanese PSN prices are here: http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog1.php

As a friend of mine calculated, it actually costs a fair amount more for foreigners, not being in MSP. :<

3500MSP costs $58.99 while 5000 PSN points/yen costs $73.99 on Japan-Codes (cheapest place I know of). Neither is normally enough to buy a full catalog iirc, but that's still a pretty sharp difference (like the MSP wasn't expensive enough as it is).

edit: derp. Did the math. Catalog 09 will cost you 5500MSP if you buy everything (not counting money); Catalog 01 (PS3) will cost you ¥7760 (provided you buy things in the packs, not counting money/mail).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 03:21:25 am
Ugh, all this talk of DLC makes me head hurt (Or maybe it's the fact that I didn't get a full night's sleep).  I was thinking, "Maybe I'll just get that one song..."  But that's not realistic, is it?

I'm kind of unnerved by how much of IM@S's content is paid DLC.  I never bothered with DLC for the SP games because the graphics are too weak to justify it but I did notice they charged for each individual accessory, and separately per idol per song.  I never even tried converting those points to dollars... the numbers are scary enough as is.  Thank god they're not doing per idol per song for Idolmaster 2, right?

But I must admit I am envious of Namco-Bandai's payment strategy.  I've worked on software that's freely distributed (I get paid a salary though) and it sucks.  People still complain, and with no cost attached to requests, nothing stops people from asking for the moon.  How often have I wished, "If only I could charge for DLC!"

The trick was with im@s that they made it clear on the outset and said 'If you want more, you'll have to pay for it.'. It's a similar trick to antivirus protection - you're told that 'support only lasts X long' after you pay, and you pay a licence to do so.

So the best way to make it clear up front. It does take real guts, (simply because the whole thing CAN fall flat on its face) and you also risk dwindling your support base, but making each one pay more.

The trick is to of course, balance the two so you get a net gain.

Most people don't like it, because no one likes actually PAYING for anything anymore. It's almost expected you get everything free because well, damnit, I paid enough to get unlimited lifetime support, and stuff. That and no one seems to have any money.

... Well, only if they said you did, for one, and paying people to progam costs money. There's no such thing as a free lunch - Although I might add that you may not pay for it, but there's a cost in everything. Even the free stuff I do costs me time (and money) even if no one actually gets charged for request filling, for instance.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 03:33:31 am
I know they definitely make serious bank off of all that DLC...speaking of that, the Japanese PSN prices are here: http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog1.php

As a friend of mine calculated, it actually costs a fair amount more for foreigners, not being in MSP. :<

3500MSP costs $58.99 while 5000 PSN points/yen costs $73.99 on Japan-Codes (cheapest place I know of). Neither is normally enough to buy a full catalog iirc, but that's still a pretty sharp difference (like the MSP wasn't expensive enough as it is).

edit: derp. Did the math. Catalog 09 will cost you 5500MSP if you buy everything (not counting money); Catalog 01 (PS3) will cost you ¥7760 (provided you buy things in the packs, not counting money/mail).

For the exact figures try:

Catalog 4 to purchase out all the costume related items, you needed 6700 points, for reference. Last I checked 2 3500 cards was somewhere in the vicinity of about 140 US.

As well, for some reason, Yes-Asia are selling PSN 10000 yen cards for less than Japan-codes.

http://www.yesasia.com/global/playstation-network-10000-point-card-japan-version/1021395212-0-0-0-en/info.html

That'll add about 1% in PSN's favour, if you were to go in for the long haul. Catch is of course, it's a physical card, so there's a lead time for it.

There's probably cheaper, but I thought I'd just note that for absolute price comparisons. (And I'd like to find a cheaper distributor of cards, myself. Any suggestions? I only (for fairly obvious reasons namely, bulk buying) only do 10000 yen demoninations.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 31, 2011, 03:42:46 am
For the exact figures try:

Catalog 4 to purchase out all the costume related items, you needed 6700 points, for reference. Last I checked 2 3500 cards was somewhere in the vicinity of about 140 US.

As well, for some reason, Yes-Asia are selling PSN 10000 yen cards for less than Japan-codes.

http://www.yesasia.com/global/playstation-network-10000-point-card-japan-version/1021395212-0-0-0-en/info.html

That'll add about 1% in PSN's favour, if you were to go in for the long haul. Catch is of course, it's a physical card, so there's a lead time for it.

There's probably cheaper, but I thought I'd just note that for absolute price comparisons. (And I'd like to find a cheaper distributor of cards, myself. Any suggestions? I only (for fairly obvious reasons namely, bulk buying) only do 10000 yen demoninations.)
Alright, let me just straighten this out...bah, I had that catalog all figured out because I didn't have to fabricate the PSN amounts XD
If Catalog 04 were on the PSN as-is, it would cost a total of ¥7240, under the assumption that both sets of accessories are in packs and that the Gothic set isn't more expensive than the Vampire set like it is on the Marketplace because I wouldn't know how to convert it. So a little more than that, maybe.

If you're buying from Japan-Codes with the price I proposed in the last post, it would cost you $117.98 to buy the 360's catalog, vs. the $139.99 for the PSN?

I'm not really doing the math for the future, though. Where's the lead at, in the leftover?

Also, I honestly have no idea about where to find cheaper cards. Japan-codes will match any lower price you find somewhere else (so you could send them Yes-Asia's price and get your code instantly from them, provided they have it in stock), but I've never seen cheaper than that. Sometimes Play-Asia has better, though not normally.

That being said, I promote Japan-codes despite them having things sold out all the time. The one MSP card I bought, I e-mailed them about the stock and they e-mailed me back when it was in stock so I could buy it, even when I got them to lower the price. Heck, they may have only picked up one card because they were sold out almost immediately after, again ???
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 03:58:26 am
Alright, let me just straighten this out...bah, I had that catalog all figured out because I didn't have to fabricate the PSN amounts XD
If Catalog 04 were on the PSN as-is, it would cost a total of ¥7240, under the assumption that both sets of accessories are in packs and that the Gothic set isn't more expensive than the Vampire set like it is on the Marketplace because I wouldn't know how to convert it. So a little more than that, maybe.

If you're buying from Japan-Codes with the price I proposed in the last post, it would cost you $117.98 to buy the 360's catalog, vs. the $139.99 for the PSN?

I'm not really doing the math for the future, though. Where's the lead at, in the leftover?

Also, I honestly have no idea about where to find cheaper cards. Japan-codes will match any lower price you find somewhere else (so you could send them Yes-Asia's price and get your code instantly from them, provided they have it in stock), but I've never seen cheaper than that. Sometimes Play-Asia has better, though not normally.

Oh, that 1% doesn't actually make PSN any cheaper than X360. I was just noting I could shave about 1-2% off the costs you fired.

EDIT: I forgot to calculate the leftover - the remaining card points (if we used a pure XE middle exchange rate - dock about 5-7% to calculate something 'real) if we assume that 7800 yen is spent (I just added 100 yen for the 4 items which would get jacked up) and there's a remainder of 2200. It's 27.7773 USD on XE, so we'll just say 23-24 US left cause of the fact no one does anything for free?

It's a lot closer. Maybe 2-5% at most, although you're at the mercy of the currency market (and a lot of approximation)

The PSN costs usually have a 10-15% premium attached to them. This is due to the fact the X360's release had a specific deal attached to them which in turn meant MS got less royalty for distribution. Sony didn't cut them a deal in that regard (most of it was in the film/anime space.)

There was a very specific reason I was WARNING people to be careful what they wished for in regards with PS3's im@s2 - I had a draft price list for PS3's catalog 1 and 2 sitting on my desk since Catalog 4 Xbox 360, and even then it scared the hell out of me.

Of course the fact it's priced directly in currency means that if the yen suddenly tanks, you'd get closer to parity, then some (As MS points are fixed floating) but I wouldn't be counting on world economics to balance my im@s budget...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 31, 2011, 04:05:43 am
Oh, that 1% doesn't actually make PSN any cheaper than X360. I was just noting I could shave about 1-2% off the costs you fired.

The PSN costs usually have a 10-15% premium attached to them. This is due to the fact the X360's release had a specific deal attached to them which in turn meant MS got less royalty for distribution. Sony didn't cut them a deal in that regard (most of it was in the film/anime space.)

There was a very specific reason I was WARNING people to be careful what they wished for in regards with PS3's im@s2 - I had a draft price list for PS3's catalog 1 and 2 sitting on my desk since Catalog 4 Xbox 360, and even then it scared the hell out of me.

Of course the fact it's priced directly in currency means that if the yen suddenly tanks, you'd get closer to parity, then some (As MS points are fixed floating) but I wouldn't be counting on world economics to balance my im@s budget...
Ohh, okay. I get it.

So the real tradeoff is in waiting for the dollar to stop sucking against the yen XDD So after a while (long while, probably? XD) the DLC for the PSN can be cheaper than the 360's. Sounds so good...

Well, when that happens, I'll probably still be into iM@S. I'll be picking up my copy then. orz

Though, remember when they ceased availability of the Macross Frontier DLC for SP, due to copyright-whatever? I wonder if they'll do the same for World is Mine / Miku clothes...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on October 31, 2011, 04:18:35 am
Ohh, okay. I get it.

So the real tradeoff is in waiting for the dollar to stop sucking against the yen XDD So after a while (long while, probably? XD) the DLC for the PSN can be cheaper than the 360's. Sounds so good...

Well, when that happens, I'll probably still be into iM@S. I'll be picking up my copy then. orz

Though, remember when they ceased availability of the Macross Frontier DLC for SP, due to copyright-whatever? I wonder if they'll do the same for World is Mine / Miku clothes...

Pretty much. Basically, due to the direct pegging (as opposed to the MS 1.2 points to the yen) it does some funky stuff to the PSN prices when you see pricing fluctuations. I THINK (it's still too early for me to be doing math, you people kill me when I'm answering legal, economic, and mathametical questions in 3 hours of awake time without notice, coffee or even breakfast) what happens is that due to the 1.2 per point multiplier (And the subsequent point conversion), if the yen goes under a certain price point, you end up paying less under the PSN.

However, the reverse also applies.

I'm not really one to give financial advice though (I'm not legally allowed to do it since I'm a freelance journalist, and the government in Australia would be after me if I did (ACMA is fun particularly when you consider I have to report to them))  although I can probably say that I'm personally not confident in seeing the yen tank, at least compared to the US dollar.

But this is from a perspective of someone who remembers that the Australian Dollar (which is my reference point) was at 53c to the USD back in 2001 (and damn it hurt when I was paying my expenses to get to E3 2001 on assignment).

Right now? Uh, 107c AUD to the USD. It spiked to about 110c AUD to the USD at one point too. (If you bought Australian dollars back in 2001, you'd have made 10% a year, even if the only thing you did was stuff it under your matress! A term deposit would have just made it even better.)

In comparison? It's been about 70 yen to the AUD back then, and it's about 80 yen to the AUD now.

Given that, personally, not optimistic about the USD's ability to recover. But I also do international politics and economics, so I have other reasons.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on October 31, 2011, 05:04:46 am
Reminder me never to bring up DLC and pricing again.  Hate currency exchange, hate the state of the USD.  Gonna squeeze in some Atelier Totori and hit the sack.  IMAS 2 won't arrive for a couple more weeks so I've got time to kill.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 01, 2011, 09:07:37 am
Does anyone know what the notice at the beginning of the game says? It's curious to say the least.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 01, 2011, 03:17:07 pm
finally my paypal cleared the payment ;w; it's shipping now and I'll go home next weekend to play~ yay~ this is really exciting haha
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 01, 2011, 04:49:24 pm
Does anyone know what the notice at the beginning of the game says? It's curious to say the least.

My copy probably won't be here for at least another week but.... if you post a picture I could t/l it for you.   :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 01, 2011, 05:02:26 pm
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ww7kmbq0s0x75hv

There you go, that's the notice that I'm talking about.

I'm not entirely sure what it is. The date doesn't signify anything in particular to me, since a lot's happened. For all I know it's referring to copyright law.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 01, 2011, 07:43:39 pm
Oooooo that!  Yeah, it's a copyright law notification.  The laws changed in Japan recently so that it's illegal to not only distro pirated software but to download it as well.  I can't say if it is all games but a lot of the Japanese games I've bought since the law changed have this warning regardless of platform.

It says:
Warning
In accordance with the Copyright Act Article 113 Paragraph 1, it is illegal to distribute game software through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner.  Also, in accordance with a revision made to the Copyright Act, as of January, 2010, it is also illegal to download known pirated software distributed illegally online regardless of if it is for personal backup/multiple copies or not.  We ask for everyone's understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 01, 2011, 10:04:43 pm
It's a bit odd only because it's not present in the 360 version of the game. It should have shown up in the 360s case, which was the only reason why it seems so odd.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on November 02, 2011, 12:52:23 am
My copy shipped last night; I expect it to arrive in a week or two.  But I'm not quite ready... I haven't decided on a trio yet.  Gotta balance between the following:

First order of business will be to figure out how to avoid deleting my data.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 02, 2011, 01:06:45 am
My copy shipped last night; I expect it to arrive in a week or two.  But I'm not quite ready... I haven't decided on a trio yet.  Gotta balance between the following:
  • whose ending and commus I want to see
  • likable voice and personality (including how they sound during lessons since I'm going to be doing a lot of them)
  • whether the voices harmonize well, based on the available songs
  • other aesthetics

First order of business will be to figure out how to avoid deleting my data.
haha this is kind of my conundrum right now too a little. I also don't wanna pick an idol I love to pieces and ruin my first run with her either. ;w;

semi-related side note: thought about getting Kami SUMMER!! right away, but after going through a shit load of trouble to find out my current PSN yen balance, I only have 50 yen... ahahahaaaa... orz Guess I'm gonna hold off getting DLC until christmas.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on November 02, 2011, 03:22:01 am
It's a bit odd only because it's not present in the 360 version of the game. It should have shown up in the 360s case, which was the only reason why it seems so odd.

I found that lately, there've been copyright notices hitting their way into a few newer games out of Japan...

... though come to think of it, the only precedent I have to go on that by are all games by NBGI that came out this year. (Just by memory.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 02, 2011, 04:24:01 am
First order of business will be to figure out how to avoid deleting my data.

My first mistake in perfect sun! Lol
I am for sure doing Haruka, Yayoi, and Miki for memory's sake!

To be honest I'm sorta sick of READY! after repeated abuse of the demo, so I might do that as my final song.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 02, 2011, 05:22:11 am
My first mistake in perfect sun! Lol
I am for sure doing Haruka, Yayoi, and Miki for memory's sake!

To be honest I'm sorta sick of READY! after repeated abuse of the demo, so I might do that as my final song.
I think it's not as easy to do in iM@S2 XD I don't think there's a "delete producer data" option anywhere, you just have to delete it from your harddrive or something. I could be wrong, but I haven't found one anywhere.

Also, it's not like you save your idols' data for office mode or anything, so you don't have to worry about overwriting your beautifully crafted S-rank idol, either \o/ I'd always get so confused after finishing an SP playthrough.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 02, 2011, 05:34:35 am
I think it's not as easy to do in iM@S2 XD I don't think there's a "delete producer data" option anywhere, you just have to delete it from your harddrive or something. I could be wrong, but I haven't found one anywhere.

Also, it's not like you save your idols' data for office mode or anything, so you don't have to worry about overwriting your beautifully crafted S-rank idol, either \o/ I'd always get so confused after finishing an SP playthrough.

Sort of.

It's always sort of. Basically, upon completing a tour of duty (of 55 weeks) to save a ranking score (Which in turn determines what level producer you end up being) your idol team disappears.

Now, here's the problem. There is NO WAY of saving that data. *

To boot, save files in im@s 2 are singular per run. You can't make for example two files in tandem of the same group in the same run.

Now, failing to do this means that you can't producer rank up (It won't commit the rank you earnt for that run until you save the file, which means you lose the savefile of the idol group. It's a trade in.)

All S4U and any im@s2 storymode performances can be saved seperately. It'll even tell you stats of what you earnt in terms of fans, sales and where you did the performance.

You could, in theory make up to 5 (I think?) runs which stop at week 54 (But you wouldn't be able to gain any producer ranks until after you started clearing them.)

If you're worried about the 360 bug where sometimes it won't detect the save file, and assume it's a new installation... When you see a prompt to input your name (as if you started the game for the first time), just quit the game, or reset it. It'll find it again when given a chance. You could always back it up I guess.

*Well, not quite. You could in theory pull off the save file to copy to a PSP or perhaps a USB, but that has issues of sorts, namely you're stuck with the ranking at that point. Certain items won't be accessible until you have a certain rank, but they're usually DLC item related.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 02, 2011, 09:20:22 am
might be me but i think they also changed a few things in term of storyline.

Im only going by this wiki (http://imas.wikia.com/wiki/The_Idolm@ster_Wiki) at the storyline.

It say that Hell training and the audition happens during week 39- 40. However when i got to that point it happened between 38-39 and a free week after that.

I dont own a 360 so i cant realyl say anything about that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 02, 2011, 12:32:08 pm
might be me but i think they also changed a few things in term of storyline.

Im only going by this wiki (http://imas.wikia.com/wiki/The_Idolm@ster_Wiki) at the storyline.

It say that Hell training and the audition happens during week 39- 40. However when i got to that point it happened between 38-39 and a free week after that.

I dont own a 360 so i cant realyl say anything about that.

Normal is almost easy mode actually - You don't suffer morale loss on any losses, but you can't S rank any catergory.

More likely though is that if you make a top 20 before the end of week 40, you qualify for the IA, and don't have to audition for the wildcard spot.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: LandRoverAttack on November 02, 2011, 03:21:08 pm
Wait, so Normal is a new easy mode, and Hyper is the default 360 difficulty? I had no idea! The names are not indicative of that at all. Guess I will start over; at least I wasn't far at all.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 02, 2011, 03:50:20 pm
Sort of. I imagine that since the unlocks for Ritsuko are different, you might have to play through normal once anyway to unlock Smokey Thrill and the Dragon Palace Extend costume. I might be wrong on that count.

I stand corrected - The costume and song unlocks are done via the extra episodes. It IS a lot harder though, and doing them off the bat is considered a bad, bad idea...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 03, 2011, 12:23:21 am
The official math for someone who's got to drop all the money adds up to this. (I've got a 10000 yen card in transit.)

For all item related DLC (Namely, no mail, no pictures, no DLC money) you will need... 9060 yen. (A lot of MADs use the horn, so I'm locked in.)

If you dock Miku and the special extend (at 1600 yen) you end up with 7460 yen, which should alow a direct comparison with the X360 version, which has the exact same setup. (It's about 6000 points, but I haven't checked.)

I hope the Asian version does better for you on the conversion.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 03, 2011, 02:41:00 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 03, 2011, 03:09:05 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*

It did sell 63000 or so copies in its first week. Not quite as much as L4U, but pretty close. It's expanded the market some. I'm not sure of anywhere that still stocks any.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 03, 2011, 03:15:48 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*
Well, it's available on Amazon's Marketplace (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DVVUIC/sr=8-2/qid=1320329461/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1320329461&sr=8-2&seller=), but you'll be paying $150 instead of $100 (if you want it new, anyway).

Also, G4U perfected!
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas91057.jpg)
I wish you could actually do this in G4U orz
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: LandRoverAttack on November 03, 2011, 03:32:59 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*

It seems to still be in stock here! (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=BLJS-10083)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 03, 2011, 03:35:13 pm
In silly im@s news, in the extra episodes, there's a little easter egg.

Normally if you clock on someone to select them, you get the feathery introduction to the game.

Now, you'll get a completely DIFFERENT one if you pick a certain part of their body. No feathers. Lots of embarrassment, and uh, some silly, silly comments.

I did it entirely by accident when I tried to speed through Azusa's scenario. I uh, wasn't expecting it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 03, 2011, 04:43:25 pm
In silly im@s news, in the extra episodes, there's a little easter egg.

Normally if you clock on someone to select them, you get the feathery introduction to the game.

Now, you'll get a completely DIFFERENT one if you pick a certain part of their body. No feathers. Lots of embarrassment, and uh, some silly, silly comments.

I did it entirely by accident when I tried to speed through Azusa's scenario. I uh, wasn't expecting it.

Wait explain this in more detail.
I want to try this...heheheh!
We're at iDOLM@STER 2 and I still have to be the ecchi producer san!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on November 03, 2011, 05:20:29 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*

Aww. That really sucks, especially since you pre-ordered. :(
I see a few copies floating around on Ebay.
Here's an Asian version: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Idolmaster-2-Japanese-Language-Brand-New-PS3-/250921379288?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3a6c1465d8 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Idolmaster-2-Japanese-Language-Brand-New-PS3-/250921379288?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item3a6c1465d8)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DeathStrikr on November 03, 2011, 05:55:49 pm
Quick question.
If I started a game on Normal, can I switch difficulties later on? Or does it promt you to select a difficulty whenever u start a new cycle?

Also, I have an extra copy of the game that I'm selling if someone wants it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PS30CW
Im selling it for $100, so if anyone wants it just buy it off of there.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 03, 2011, 06:13:32 pm
so I got a message from my parents saying my copy is sitting in my room waiting for me next weekend.
I'm still in awe of this glorious shipping speed. xD

but I suppose I'll be posting comments next weekend then, since I'll start playing then~ :>
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MugiMugi on November 03, 2011, 09:43:53 pm
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*

Bought it myself on yesasia ( not the limited edition thought, beyoind to expensive ) and they shiped it this tuesday the day htey said they would a long time ago.

Yet to get the game thought, estimated on monday here, cannot wait :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 03, 2011, 10:06:35 pm
Wait explain this in more detail.
I want to try this...heheheh!
We're at iDOLM@STER 2 and I still have to be the ecchi producer san!

There's really not much to explain. It's in the video archive somewhere. (Justin.tv does auto archive)

Normally in game mode, you select from a photo who you're going to follow. In the mini episode, you'll get a touch moment (in this case you will look) and you'll get to pick who to follow for the short episode.

Normally you'd just pick the one you want, and you'll be fine. You'll see this lovely feathery introduction. Azusa on the other hand (at the least) can be clicked on elsewhere.

I'd do a youtube video, but I get enough weird looks as it is.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Elixir on November 03, 2011, 10:50:53 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tVNWxGbRAI

OK, which one of you did this.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 03, 2011, 11:21:57 pm
Okay, that video is hilarious. His laugh amuses me.

Thanks for the links, guys but unfortunately quite a few of these links are out of my range D8
I'll just have to wait for awhile. Hopefully there will be more copies by Christmas.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 04, 2011, 12:48:12 am
Okay, that video is hilarious. His laugh amuses me.

Thanks for the links, guys but unfortunately quite a few of these links are out of my range D8
I'll just have to wait for awhile. Hopefully there will be more copies by Christmas.
I second this.

Also, how much did you get it at YesAsia for?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 04, 2011, 01:19:27 am
I love this guy.
Whoever you are please tell me who you are.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 04, 2011, 01:20:21 am
'bout 70$. Keep in mind it was the Asian version.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on November 04, 2011, 02:24:10 am
From what I've seen the game is back ordered pretty much everywhere 8I
This really sucks. The game is in such high demand too.
Yesasia never even got any copies in. *sobs forever*

Sorry to hear about that. :(  Which version did you order, Japan or Asia?  I think a couple of us are currently waiting for our copies to arrive (JP for me).

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'bout 70$. Keep in mind it was the Asian version.

edit: oh, okay.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on November 04, 2011, 02:24:32 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tVNWxGbRAI

OK, which one of you did this.

I wish I could be that excited. :/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Michi on November 04, 2011, 10:08:22 pm
My copy arrived today from Play-Asia!! Just the regular edition. It just finished installing so uhh I GOTTA GO. Hahaha. <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 04, 2011, 11:44:53 pm
My copy arrived today from Play-Asia!! Just the regular edition. It just finished installing so uhh I GOTTA GO. Hahaha. <3

Got mine too!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 01:20:43 am
So this is my first time playing an iDOLM@STER game ever and this is probably a total noob question, but I was wondering if the characters are fully voiced throughout the whole game. I just started up the game and was wondering if I was supposed to actually hear the characters talk. If they are supposed to talk is there any option I should mess with to turn their voices on?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Benpc91 on November 05, 2011, 01:23:13 am
All characters that aren't the Producer and nameless people are voiced.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 01:29:10 am
Okay, but my problem is that none of the other characters are talking...not even when I play their introduction video when I'm supposed to select my leader.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 05, 2011, 01:31:50 am
Okay, but my problem is that none of the other characters are talking...not even when I play their introduction video when I'm supposed to select my leader.

Did you watch the whole video? The first part is a pan up and then they talk.
I mean this in the nicest way possible when I say that if you have never played the game before I can't fathom you actual turning off the vocals (because I'm pretty sure it's impossible)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 01:35:36 am
Yep yep, everyone's mouths are moving and their text is popping up on the screen. I used the menu translation on the gameplay wiki to turn the character voice volume up to the max and still nothing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 05, 2011, 01:42:24 am
And you're certain it's not your television?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 01:49:35 am
I am pretty sure. I hear everything except the character voices. Even during the vocal lesson that I just did a piano sound was being made instead of Takane singing the notes. This is quite distressing, I can't play iDOLM@STER without the character voices!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 05, 2011, 02:05:13 am
That's what you get for telling people to shut up all the time kovu :|

Did you play around with them sound options?
There're 3 options, vocals, bgm and voice settings.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 02:08:08 am
Yep. I messed around with those a bit. For the vocal and music volumes, Haruka is singing to let you hear the changes that you're making, but for the dialogue volume there is just silence no matter what I do to the volume bar. There is a little box with some japanese (that I can't read of course to complicate things further) that pops up as soon as I press the start button but before I get to the main menu. Is it possible that that message could be telling me that there is something wrong?

Here is the message that I am getting if someone would be so kind as to tell me what it says.

(http://www.picamatic.com/show/2011/11/05/04/20/7998241_2048x1536.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: domelola on November 05, 2011, 02:11:32 am
Hey guys,

I've translated "Kami Summemr!! (神SUMMEMR!!)" and uploaded onto youtube.
Come and check it out!!

I really wondered how I should translate "Kami".  "Kami" means "God" and it is used as an adjective in this case. It means "great" or "awesome" but it doesn't have any religious nuance.
At first, I translated it "Great" but some people said to me ""Godly" is fine".  So I went with "Godly".  By the way, using "Kami" as an adjective is nothing but an internet slung.
Don't use it in normal conversations... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTTOFAulhE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTTOFAulhE)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 05, 2011, 02:24:12 am
Also, kami summer sounds like kami-sama. Got to love them lyrics written by yura, they're all full of those silly engrish<-->japanese wordplays.

@kovu.
That's nothing, it's just the usual checking catalogue data, please wait and dont mess with your system message.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on November 05, 2011, 03:03:20 am
Yep. I messed around with those a bit. For the vocal and music volumes, Haruka is singing to let you hear the changes that you're making, but for the dialogue volume there is just silence no matter what I do to the volume bar. There is a little box with some japanese (that I can't read of course to complicate things further) that pops up as soon as I press the start button but before I get to the main menu. Is it possible that that message could be telling me that there is something wrong?

Here is the message that I am getting if someone would be so kind as to tell me what it says.

(http://www.picamatic.com/show/2011/11/05/04/20/7998241_2048x1536.jpg)
It's the catalog check. It checks what DLCs you have and loads them for use in game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Kovu on November 05, 2011, 03:54:06 am
My problem was resolved due to random divine intervention or something like that. Thank you for the assistance with my problem.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 05, 2011, 06:24:58 am
Got mine too!

Ah~~  so jealous of you guys.  I hope mine gets here from Play Asia this week.  Waiting is so hard.... I'm also waiting on getting my copy from the Subway Uncharted 3 promo so it's like.... two games I really wanna play and yet both are not here yet.   :'(

I still haven't decided on my initial unit though.  I don't want to use my favorite characters but I don't want to use a character I don't like so much either cause that's not fun.  Decisions decisions...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 05, 2011, 06:32:12 am
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Ah~~  so jealous of you guys.  I hope mine gets here from Play Asia this week.  Waiting is so hard.... I'm also waiting on getting my copy from the Subway Uncharted 3 promo so it's like.... two games I really wanna play and yet both are not here yet.   

I still haven't decided on my initial unit though.  I don't want to use my favorite characters but I don't want to use a character I don't like so much either cause that's not fun.  Decisions decisions...

It's ok Corinth, my should be coming in eventually as well.

I WANT IT BADLY!!!!!!  :'( >:( ;D :D :P :-\
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Elixir on November 05, 2011, 08:48:44 am
Is there an Asian PS3 version? I can't see anything on Play-Asia.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on November 05, 2011, 09:38:37 am
iM@S 2 G4U Vol. 04 is out!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdiMtbfWIWk

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/OrientalRed.png)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: shinn87 on November 05, 2011, 11:22:28 am
I can't for the life of me beat Miku and she's standing in between me and the Awanko's Amulet :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 05, 2011, 11:39:30 am
iM@S 2 G4U Vol. 04 is out!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdiMtbfWIWk

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/OrientalRed.png)

want, really badly. $100+? why must you burn a huge hole in my wallet?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on November 05, 2011, 05:38:08 pm
iM@S 2 G4U Vol. 04 is out!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdiMtbfWIWk

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/OrientalRed.png)

I'm wondering if I should get this or not...I really despite those Halua thingy costumes, but that angel swimsuit with that background....Ungh...Mami was so terribly cute ;A;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on November 05, 2011, 05:42:05 pm
iM@S 2 G4U Vol. 04 is out!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdiMtbfWIWk

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/OrientalRed.png)

The cover looks pretty nice I must say. Probably won't get it though depending on the price.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iTiffany21 on November 06, 2011, 06:59:42 am
want, really badly. $100+? why must you burn a huge hole in my wallet?

I think the reason it costs so much is because they're also being bundled with the blu ray anime in each volume.

Personally, I'm gonna try and get each game as it's released but I'm really excited for Vol. 3. I just love their winter clothes in this one.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on November 07, 2011, 09:44:06 pm
For all of you, who didn't watched it yet...

http://www.youtube.com/user/MasterLL <- You can watch there the Extra Episodes! :3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 08, 2011, 12:36:24 am
MY GAME CAME IN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Logan on November 08, 2011, 12:42:27 am
doodjjerjkle I'm so jelly of all the people getting it, but I'm also really happy for all of youuu~ I don't think I'll even be able to get it for xmas seeing as I don't even have a PS3 yet D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: CStar123 on November 08, 2011, 12:45:33 am
My friend might get it for Christmas, and we're gonna make a trio together. Any trio ideas?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JohnNiles on November 08, 2011, 12:48:15 am
Mine hasn't come in yet, and I'm starting to climb the walls.  Yesterday I cleaned house and started setting up my new PC.  If it doesn't arrive before the federal holiday (Veterans' Day), it's going to be awkward.  I also ordered Iori's last CD, so I'm pining for something to listen to.  I still haven't picked a team yet, despite having the extra time to stew.  Too many restrictions... taking 4 idols out of the mix has drastically reduced my options.

Oh yeah, let us know what pieces of film you got!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 08, 2011, 02:37:03 am
MY GAME CAME IN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

Congrats!! 

I still haven't picked a team yet, despite having the extra time to stew. 

I had some ideas... even a group name picked out.... and then I came up with some other ideas and I'm kinda stuck on if I want to go with my original concept or my new concept or just use both but later after I've played through and gotten used to the game. 

Here's hoping it comes in soon for both of us!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on November 08, 2011, 04:16:47 am
I got my game today too!  :)

Now I need a PS3.  :-[

My film strip thing is of Yukiho freaking out in her chair in the restaurant when she was being interviewed.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 09, 2011, 05:58:41 pm
I got my game on monday. *__*
Anyway I have a question about the film strip: was it a preorder bonus just for the limited edition or was it for both regular and limited editions? I preordered the regular edition on amiami but I didn't receive it. :(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Roba-P on November 09, 2011, 07:35:10 pm
I got my game on monday. *__*
Anyway I have a question about the film strip: was it a preorder bonus just for the limited edition or was it for both regular and limited editions? I preordered the regular edition on amiami but I didn't receive it. :(
I got my limited edition last Thursday.
Haven't got much time to play the first round.

I think the film strip is only available for the limited edition.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 09, 2011, 08:00:30 pm
i got a film strip and i only got a standard edition. I think it varies a bit between online shippers. (I shipped from playasia)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Roba-P on November 09, 2011, 08:09:45 pm
i got a film strip and i only got a standard edition. I think it varies a bit between online shippers. (I shipped from playasia)
You were right, regular edition does come with the film strip.
I just checked on Amiami the bonus film strip is first come first serve only.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 09, 2011, 08:43:02 pm
You were right, regular edition does come with the film strip.
I just checked on Amiami the bonus film strip is first come first serve only.
I see, I didn't notice it. :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 09, 2011, 08:49:22 pm
You were right, regular edition does come with the film strip.
I just checked on Amiami the bonus film strip is first come first serve only.

Basically, it's what's known in the inudstry as a 'First release' bonus. It's not a preorder only item or even some sort of LE only thing, just a 'Limited release'.

It's a mini bonus to con people into buying a game new (as opposed to sitting around for six or nine months and buying it for half the price) and since it's printed in limited quantities, stores only get given so many. Once they run out, well, that's pretty much it.

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 09, 2011, 08:52:05 pm
still envy the person who manage to get this filmstrip (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-11-07/idolm@ster-filmstrip-with-all-12-idols-gets-111500-yen-bid). Made enough money not only to to pay the LE, and probably all the G4U and any extra stuff he wants.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 09, 2011, 08:53:50 pm
still envy the person who manage to get this filmstrip (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-11-07/idolm@ster-filmstrip-with-all-12-idols-gets-111500-yen-bid). Made enough money not only to to pay the LE, and probably all the G4U and any extra stuff he wants.
I envy the person who can throw ¥111,500 at a filmstrip. Must be loaded.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 09, 2011, 08:54:52 pm
still envy the person who manage to get this filmstrip (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-11-07/idolm@ster-filmstrip-with-all-12-idols-gets-111500-yen-bid). Made enough money not only to to pay the LE, and probably all the G4U and any extra stuff he wants.

Oh, that's the filmstrip I got.

... What's so special about it?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 09, 2011, 08:58:47 pm
Oh, that's the filmstrip I got.

... What's so special about it?

that it sold for some redicolous price.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 09, 2011, 09:00:53 pm
that it sold for some redicolous price.

I mean I know THAT. I'm just trying to figure out what's so special about that strip in particular to justify the absurd bid.

Then again, it'd be bad form for me to auction mine off, money or not. I value my relationships than I value the money...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 09, 2011, 09:01:33 pm
I mean I know THAT. I'm just trying to figure out what's so special about that strip in particular to justify the absurd bid.

Then again, it'd be bad form for me to auction mine off, money or not. I value my relationships than I value the money...
Probably just that it has all of the non-Producer-status idols in it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 09, 2011, 09:15:52 pm
Basically, it's what's known in the inudstry as a 'First release' bonus. It's not a preorder only item or even some sort of LE only thing, just a 'Limited release'.

It's a mini bonus to con people into buying a game new (as opposed to sitting around for six or nine months and buying it for half the price) and since it's printed in limited quantities, stores only get given so many. Once they run out, well, that's pretty much it.
Well, it would have been nice if there were enough strips to satisfy every preorder since preordering on August or on September (as I did) wouldn't make any difference for the software house (and for the retailers). But due to the nature of the bonus I understand it wasn't possible, so it's right the "first come first serve". ;)
Just wanted to know if I could stress amiami for my missing strip. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Roba-P on November 09, 2011, 09:27:44 pm
Basically, it's what's known in the inudstry as a 'First release' bonus. It's not a preorder only item or even some sort of LE only thing, just a 'Limited release'.

It's a mini bonus to con people into buying a game new (as opposed to sitting around for six or nine months and buying it for half the price) and since it's printed in limited quantities, stores only get given so many. Once they run out, well, that's pretty much it.
Then I must be lucky to get this bonus, since I placed my order late.

That filmstrip you got must be rare, so ppl is willing to spend big money to get it.

Even though I didnt get Haruka, but I'm happy with Chihaya  :D

I have seen ppl got background only or the producer... :-\
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 09, 2011, 10:15:42 pm
Then I must be lucky to get this bonus, since I placed my order late.

That filmstrip you got must be rare, so ppl is willing to spend big money to get it.

Even though I didnt get Haruka, but I'm happy with Chihaya  :D

I have seen ppl got background only or the producer... :-\

Well, mine's a bit special. If I ever auctioned it off, the people who gave me the copy will know IMMEDIATELY. And well, you can't exactly just sell off gifts like that, and I suspect I'd get more than a few nastygrams if I tried.

Mine's particular in the sense I had a few things done to it. A couple of signatures in fact. Well, that and the fact I actually have two film strips, not one. (The other's just Kotori)

Basically my copy is in every sense 'I cheated the line significantly' but that's due to my history with some of the people working at NBGI.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 09, 2011, 10:26:01 pm
I haven't opened my film strip yet >> << >>
Does that make me a weirdo?

Hmm...if I sell it, could I afford all the DLC...I wonder...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on November 09, 2011, 11:32:04 pm
I haven't opened my film strip yet >> << >>
Does that make me a weirdo?

Hmm...if I sell it, could I afford all the DLC...I wonder...
Except it says NOT FOR SALE on the thing, not that anyone really cares...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 09, 2011, 11:57:49 pm
Except it says NOT FOR SALE on the thing, not that anyone really cares...
That applies for the retailers, I think customers can do what they want with it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on November 10, 2011, 12:27:42 am
I was really surprised that I got one since I have the Asian version.

animagic4u - b...but you'll never know who you got!  :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 10, 2011, 03:51:49 am
I opened mine!
It's the scene where Azusa and Takane are looking at fortunes.
I'm content.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on November 10, 2011, 03:55:52 am
I envy the person who can throw ¥111,500 at a filmstrip. Must be loaded.

Fast forward one year, and the limited first-runs might be in used game shops going for like 6000 yen or something.

Maybe the seller is auctioning off the game in parts - here's an extra, here's another extra, here's the BD, and here's the game. He could probably fund his gaming for the rest of this generation and the next...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AkinaSumora on November 10, 2011, 04:02:30 am
I got my game today too!  :)

Now I need a PS3.  :-[

My film strip thing is of Yukiho freaking out in her chair in the restaurant when she was being interviewed.

MINE IS HERE!!!

I preordered mine from YesAsia and I did get a filmstrip. I think I got the same one as you, Yukiho freaking out.

Now... I need to get a PS3 to play it. I'll probably have to wait until I finish my seminar, then buy it for myself as a reward. *sadface* So no Idolmaster 2 until the end of the month.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on November 10, 2011, 06:55:12 am
MINE IS HERE!!!

I preordered mine from YesAsia and I did get a filmstrip. I think I got the same one as you, Yukiho freaking out.

Now... I need to get a PS3 to play it. I'll probably have to wait until I finish my seminar, then buy it for myself as a reward. *sadface* So no Idolmaster 2 until the end of the month.

As for me, I'm in the opposite situation. I just got my PS3...now I need iM@S 2...oh well, I suppose the demo will have to do for me for another month. D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 10, 2011, 07:05:54 am
I feel so left out....

I didn't get a filmstrip. :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 10, 2011, 04:11:04 pm
I feel so left out....

I didn't get a filmstrip. :'(

Don't feel bad! :D
You still got the game, right?

The conventional American control scheme in this game is great, by the way.
It feels super awkward to play SP now.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AweOfShe on November 10, 2011, 07:27:55 pm
I opened mine!
It's the scene where Azusa and Takane are looking at fortunes.
I'm content.

I'm jealous! The one that came with my LE was Kotori and Haruka. I would kill for a Takane or Yayoi one. D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 10, 2011, 08:52:48 pm
I'm jealous! The one that came with my LE was Kotori and Haruka. I would kill for a Takane or Yayoi one. D:

I'll trade you. lol. I love Haruka. <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 10, 2011, 09:29:32 pm
my film strip was a closeup face shot of Miki. mmm found the vid of it i guess, around  :35-37 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR9l-K-Iy3U)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 11, 2011, 12:04:27 am
Awww yeah, my copy arrived today, right before the federal holiday (with interruption in mail service).  Now I'm a lady too!  It's the end of the work week and I'm dead tired, so I may not play it right away.  I should at least make sure the disc works, and I expect I'll have to update my firmware.

Browser crashed a few days ago and ate my login cookies and the password reset is not sending me my password, so I'm using an alt account until I can get it fixed. -_-

I got a film strip!  I was losing heart because I ordered only a few days before the release and a random credit check held up my order, but I guess I got lucky.  It's a little smaller than I expected; it's hard to make out the details.  It was wrapped in silver foil and attached to the outside of the game with rubber bands.

(http://i.imgur.com/27VkD.jpg)

afu.  Not quite as good as the closeups or napping shots, but I'm happy.  Now I need somewhere safe to put it where I won't crush it by accident. >.>
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Funkies on November 11, 2011, 10:36:17 am
Interesting to hear what filmstrips folks received.  I've yet to come across a badly presented strip yet, so I imagine they paid attention to what was being put on these.  The four panels I have are of Azusa getting lost in the first episode.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/FunktasticMatt/filmstrip-start.jpg)

It ends right as she starts to talk.  I remembered where it was from when I looked at it, and I was amused all over again.  I told myself I'd be quite pleased with a Yayoi, Iori, or Azusa... so happiness complete!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 11, 2011, 10:47:25 am
i have, my friend's filmstrip was terrible. He cried when he saw mine too.

This is what he got.

http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/robokai/IdolMaster/?action=view&current=018.jpg
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 11, 2011, 11:16:01 am
i have, my friend's filmstrip was terrible. He cried when he saw mine too.

This is what he got.

http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/robokai/IdolMaster/?action=view&current=018.jpg
Better than nothing ._. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Funkies on November 11, 2011, 12:03:15 pm
i have, my friend's filmstrip was terrible. He cried when he saw mine too.

Yikes, I stand corrected.  I find it strange they'd include just any ol' scene.  Perhaps they printed the filmstrips from a finished source that went to broadcast?  Or well, probably the material that went into Blu-ray production.  If they used the source materials, I would imagine they would know exactly which cuts had no characters contained within them.  If that's the case there could be duplicate OP filmstrips out there, which would be interesting.

Either which way, all the thinking I've done on the subject comes down to assumption... so I'll just leave it at that.  The filmstrip may not be too exciting, but it's still nice to hold a part of the show in your fingers!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neruibara on November 11, 2011, 01:57:02 pm
Yay! My copy finally arrived. At long last I can play this fantastic game. My unit is doing great so far. Makoto, Chihaya, and Takane seem to be getting along well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: LandRoverAttack on November 11, 2011, 06:18:36 pm
I'm pretty happy with mine!

(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/landroverattack/2011-11-01193336.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 16, 2011, 05:05:01 am
Hmmm, I'm already anticipating in excitement!!!!

What do you all think the next DLC for PS3 will be?!?!?!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: AweOfShe on November 16, 2011, 05:08:46 am
I am praying for the catalogs with L.O.B.M., or Kyun! Vampire Girl.

I never bought any of the DLC on 360, and am trying my best to be patient for those to show up on PS3. XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 16, 2011, 05:16:21 am
Hmmm, I'm already anticipating in excitement!!!!

What do you all think the next DLC for PS3 will be?!?!?!

Considering the next anime soundtrack cd comes out around the end of the month, I think the next will be マリオネットの心.  If not this time, next time.  I can't imagine them not using it! 

I do hope the option to get some of the earlier DLC songs will be included at some point.  I'd love to pick up Colorful Days and I Want~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 16, 2011, 05:19:10 am
Wait, what?  The DLC is not out yet?  I guess I just assumed everything would be available immediately upon release.  That's why they've been flaunting the catalogs, right?

I recently found out that one of the outfits I was looking for is a Catalog 4 DLC item.  *sob*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 16, 2011, 06:37:03 am
Wait, what?  The DLC is not out yet?  I guess I just assumed everything would be available immediately upon release.  That's why they've been flaunting the catalogs, right?

I recently found out that one of the outfits I was looking for is a Catalog 4 DLC item.  *sob*

Optimistic a bit much?

For most part, Catalogs 1-3 X360 are included with the game (if you have to work on unlocking them) and 4-8 will be released staggered across the next five DLC releases. (And that is subject to change, as with any schedule.)

For the tl;dr crowd, the Xbox 360 and PS3 release contents will NOT match up anytime soon, or for at least the next six months. (It's not too long, I'm just repeating myself again.)

You're going to have to wait. It's a case of trying to make the purchases run over a longer period of time, to secure a cash flow, and that's how business works.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 16, 2011, 06:45:25 am
Optimistic a bit much?

For most part, Catalogs 1-3 X360 are included with the game (if you have to work on unlocking them) and 4-8 will be released staggered across the next five DLC releases. (And that is subject to change, as with any schedule.)

For the tl;dr crowd, the Xbox 360 and PS3 release contents will NOT match up anytime soon, or for at least the next six months. (It's not too long, I'm just repeating myself again.)

You're going to have to wait. It's a case of trying to make the purchases run over a longer period of time, to secure a cash flow, and that's how business works.

Yes, I'm optimistic, possibly giddy.  You don't need to tell me how business works.

I concede that Idolmaster's DLC strategy is on a completely different level than other games.  I guess I was thinking of Western releases like Valkyria Chronicles, Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Atelier Totori, which have some DLC but DLC is not central to the game.  Rolling out the DLC quickly there is better because they aren't quite as replayable and players might wander off.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 16, 2011, 06:59:05 am
Optimistic a bit much?

For most part, Catalogs 1-3 X360 are included with the game (if you have to work on unlocking them) and 4-8 will be released staggered across the next five DLC releases. (And that is subject to change, as with any schedule.)


Well that's positive news!  Even if it takes time, I'd like some of the things out of the 360 DLCs.   Does that mean that, as an example, PS3 Catalog #2 would have a mix of new stuff (that would make up Xbox Catalog #10) and some of the stuff from Xbox DLCs 4~8, or perhaps just #4?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 16, 2011, 07:08:44 am
Yes, I'm optimistic, possibly giddy.  You don't need to tell me how business works.

I concede that Idolmaster's DLC strategy is on a completely different level than other games.  I guess I was thinking of Western releases like Valkyria Chronicles, Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Atelier Totori, which have some DLC but DLC is not central to the game.  Rolling out the DLC quickly there is better because they aren't quite as replayable and players might wander off.

For most part, im@s is definitely not like most games, because the expectation with most games is one of a relatively short tail - You expect most people to be done with the game in a period of time (I'm estimating the period to be approxmently six months, if the Disgaea 4 stats are any indication) and that'd be that.

Due to the design (and how it's used in Japan) it's constantly being used. Live for you got some absurd number of catalogs (and I have all the DLC to prove it)  and was basically supported for about 18 months after its release.

In the MAD community, it's still being used, and the game's nearing 4 years old. We're starting to see a move towards PS3's im@s 2 being the standard though. I don't suppose anyone who can speak Japanese could get the code they use to achieve a virtual blue screen via algorithm while we're on the topic?

The projected support life of im@s 2 I'm hearing figures of between 18 months to 2 years, where then a new game (actually two) will then proceed to move ahead to provide further support to the im@s brand.

In short, it's better to not think of im@s 2 as a standard singleplayer centric game, and more something akin to say a multiplayer game, which gets map packs and the like thrown at it at regular intervals.

Or maybe a MMO which has a base pack, plus subscription packs you pay more for. At least here, you only have to buy a pack once, instead of rent it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 16, 2011, 07:17:31 am
Well that's positive news!  Even if it takes time, I'd like some of the things out of the 360 DLCs.   Does that mean that, as an example, PS3 Catalog #2 would have a mix of new stuff (that would make up Xbox Catalog #10) and some of the stuff from Xbox DLCs 4~8, or perhaps just #4?

From what I know (Which is more than I should be saying but I'm more or less declaring retirement) we should (Unless they changed their minds again) see parts of DLC packs combined. Basically, you actually saw the mail packs of catalogs 1 and 4 combined in the first PS3 DLC pack as an example.

How they'll handle the song releases I'm not sure. There were three proposed models to do it.

One of them was about just extending the support life of the PS3 one just six months, and you'd have to see out the X360's life schedule before you'd see the missing catalogs, but that was just discussion on the table.

Second one's the one I described.

The third was to run two seperate schedules - One for the regular releases, and the other for the missing catalogs.

They can change their mind in any instance, but at the moment they're sticking with the first one.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 16, 2011, 08:31:06 am
In the MAD community, it's still being used, and the game's nearing 4 years old. We're starting to see a move towards PS3's im@s 2 being the standard though. I don't suppose anyone who can speak Japanese could get the code they use to achieve a virtual blue screen via algorithm while we're on the topic?


Would that be what they are using in order to do color changes on the new pink school uniform?  I've seen a couple vids on miterew now where they've adjusted it to the idol's personal color and it made me wish that was the default! 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 16, 2011, 04:20:56 pm
My first idea of those ps3 background edited m@ds was actually using a reversal method.
So instead of erasing everything out of the background more like selecting everything in the foreground.

In some m@ds you can still see remenants of background (suggesting that they used a background color matching type thing).

Hopefully there will be a blue/green patch thing for S4U! so we can roll with that.
It would also be nice if the last G4U pack (call it laziness but...) contained a blue/green screen thing.


Also: Does anyone else not like Jupiter S4U? I don't like the character picking method. It's a lot less intuitive than 765 pro's idols.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on November 16, 2011, 06:06:52 pm
I hope, they would add some Jupiter DLC in the future to the PS3 DLC catalogs! :3 Would be cool, if the boys would perform in S4U their own image song (which is in their album that will be soon released)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 16, 2011, 06:20:57 pm
This might have already been posted but:
http://g4up.precog.net/

G4U photos site. Not all the photos are particularly good, but there's quite a lot so I think that makes up for it haha.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on November 16, 2011, 10:47:20 pm
This might have already been posted but:
http://g4up.precog.net/

G4U photos site. Not all the photos are particularly good, but there's quite a lot so I think that makes up for it haha.
Thanks for sharing! It was really...erm...
...Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

(http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x373/Morgane_Mollier/g4u322.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 16, 2011, 11:59:52 pm

Chihaya


I blame my thoughts on the way this picture was cropped.
Every one of those pictures actually...
Ami and Mami look topless when viewed correctly
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 17, 2011, 12:18:10 am
Y-yeah uh... I think you can tell what some of the user's focuses are with some of them... eh he he heee... OTL

well at least there are some nice ones. Looking forward to seeing the other G4Us there as well : P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on November 17, 2011, 02:35:03 am
This might have already been posted but:
http://g4up.precog.net/

G4U photos site. Not all the photos are particularly good, but there's quite a lot so I think that makes up for it haha.

I have now become super giddy. Makoto-saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on November 17, 2011, 03:27:20 am
In the MAD community, it's still being used, and the game's nearing 4 years old. We're starting to see a move towards PS3's im@s 2 being the standard though. I don't suppose anyone who can speak Japanese could get the code they use to achieve a virtual blue screen via algorithm while we're on the topic?

Scrounged up this: (nukIM@S-3) http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14364377

Download link in the description.

Quote from: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14364377
ここからJavieをダウンロードした後、動画内の解説に従ってnukIM@S-3をインストールしてください。

First, install Javie, then install nukIM@S-3 as described in the video.

Off the top of my head, I'd bet this mainly operates on some sort of edge detection algorithm. Which one, well couldn't say unless I delved into the code, then read up on various edge detection algorithms (would not take me a short amount of time).

Also, keep in mind this was like a 10 minute search for me, so there could be something else out there. I can't imagine there wouldn't be a commercial program out there somewhere that can do the same thing too. Maybe something by Adobe?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on November 21, 2011, 12:03:29 am
Maybe you guys already figured that out, if I'm just pointing out the obvious then sorry, but the horns accessory is free.
Just make a Japanese account and make your main account friend with it, then download the item with your Japanese account and your main one will have it automatically.
Or maybe not...But that's what I did and it worked!
Yay! That means I'll be able to buy plenty of im@s DLC after Christmas! 8D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 21, 2011, 12:10:12 am
and make your main account friend with it

Pointless step is pointless.
Every account on a system can use DLC associated with an account holding the rights to use said DLC if it's on the same system.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 21, 2011, 12:49:32 am
Oh. I wasn't aware of that!

So if I create a new profile on my PS3, create a JP PSN account and the download the Horns... it'll be applied to my regular profile too?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 21, 2011, 01:01:20 am
Oh. I wasn't aware of that!

So if I create a new profile on my PS3, create a JP PSN account and the download the Horns... it'll be applied to my regular profile too?
Yup, you got it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 21, 2011, 01:24:30 am
Awesome! Gonna go do it right now!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Funkies on November 21, 2011, 01:38:20 am
Maybe you guys already figured that out, if I'm just pointing out the obvious then sorry, but the horns accessory is free.

As is the Onigiri Head, though it requires buying everything from the DLC... or well, most of it.  "Free" is subjective!  Um, let's see... before I post I'll get the info straight.

Ah... okay... it requires buying everything but the 300k, 600k, avatar pack, and Sheep Horns (odd they listed this).  I got a little confuzzled there, but I think I understand.  You may purchase the Floral/Luxury/Starry outfits and the accessories in the discounted packs, so no need to purchase them separately.  Same with the mail addresses, separately or all together.  So um, 11,840 in total (discount packs included)?  The JP Wiki seems to list that amount as well.  The Onigiri Head is only available in the PSN store (under the folder for the DLC catalog), not from the catalog in the game itself.  It's a nice Dance accessory until you unlock or buy something better.

It is also ridiculous and absolutely appropriate surrounding Miki's noggin.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 21, 2011, 01:44:06 am
I think "random accessory" is an idolm@ster meme. So the crazier, the more appropriate.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 21, 2011, 02:48:04 am
AUUUUUUGH!  I just lost all my Idolmaster save data!  I have no idea how this happened... I might've not been paying attention for a sec, but that wouldn't be enough to delete my data.  Everything's gone, except for the trophies- my other games' data is okay, I think.  I have a backup, but it's old... so much for squeezing in a little gameplay.

I have no idea how this happened.  Maybe it's something to do with the fact that it's an import?   :-[
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 21, 2011, 03:06:00 am
It's a known problem even with the 360 ver.
The game sometimes forgets to autoload your save at the start and the game has autosave on default settings.
Changing options, going to S4U and so will trigger autosave, so yea.
Usually it's best to go back to the XMB or dashboard if you think something's wrong with your save, you don't want to mess around too much in case the autosave will kick in.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 21, 2011, 03:08:53 am
AUUUUUUGH!  I just lost all my Idolmaster save data!  I have no idea how this happened... I might've not been paying attention for a sec, but that wouldn't be enough to delete my data.  Everything's gone, except for the trophies- my other games' data is okay, I think.  I have a backup, but it's old... so much for squeezing in a little gameplay.

I have no idea how this happened.  Maybe it's something to do with the fact that it's an import?   :-[

The only bug I'm aware of is if you attempt to run the extra episodes while you have a game (or several) normal games running, the process of saving the extra episode clear will clear out the first slot of the regular run.

I've only heard of one case of this happening though.

As BT2 noted - if for whatever reason it goes back to the 'Please input your Producer name' screen, exit the game (or reset it) and it SHOULD reload the correct data on reboot.

Then again, I forcibly turn off Autosave, and save manually. It saves me a lot of trouble since I get awareness of errors like that.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 21, 2011, 03:10:56 am
It's a known problem even with the 360 ver.
The game sometimes forgets to autoload your save at the start and the game has autosave on default settings.
Changing options, going to S4U and so will trigger autosave, so yea.
Usually it's best to go back to the XMB or dashboard if you think something's wrong with your save, you don't want to mess around too much in case the autosave will kick in.

Thanks for the info.  Too late for me, though.  I tinkered around in the menu and triggered the autosave (S4U and Options menu).  Guess I shouldn't waste time- time to start the slow, painful, and possibly ineffectual restore process.  REDRUM.


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As BT2 noted - if for whatever reason it goes back to the 'Please input your Producer name' screen, exit the game (or reset it) and it SHOULD reload the correct data on reboot.

Then again, I forcibly turn off Autosave, and save manually. It saves me a lot of trouble since I get awareness of errors like that.
Yep, that's what happened, except I didn't do the smart thing and shut it off immediately.  Back to square 1, maybe 2.  I'll be turning off Autosave from now on. -_-
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 21, 2011, 04:05:02 am
My last and only IM@S backup was done on 11/12, with 6 1/2 hours of gameplay and 26 game weeks.  I might as well start from scratch, because that first playthrough was BAD.

In my haste to deal with my data loss, I neglected to give the development  team a big middle finger.  Whoever let this whopper of a bug slip by, you are not a developer.  You are a fraud, you and your single save file system.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 21, 2011, 05:48:40 am
So I just managed to download the Catalogue 01 and the ram horns! Woot!

If I do decide to spend some money on DLC at some point... is it as simple as buying it through the catalogue on my JP account and then it'll be available on my English account too? Does that work for all the DLC?

On that note, what are those 'Mail' items for reach of the girls?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 21, 2011, 06:06:16 am
Scrounged up this: (nukIM@S-3) http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14364377

Download link in the description.

First, install Javie, then install nukIM@S-3 as described in the video.

Off the top of my head, I'd bet this mainly operates on some sort of edge detection algorithm. Which one, well couldn't say unless I delved into the code, then read up on various edge detection algorithms (would not take me a short amount of time).

Also, keep in mind this was like a 10 minute search for me, so there could be something else out there. I can't imagine there wouldn't be a commercial program out there somewhere that can do the same thing too. Maybe something by Adobe?

Nothing I've found externally - It's generally not a common deployment in commerical suites (Generally, you decide to blue/green screen prior to a shoot, not after)

I've been looking over it, looks like a combination of a edge detection and gradienting. It's curious stuff, to say the least.

I'll have to spend more time (none of which I have TIME for at the moment) to look into it further and probably write myself up a guide, to expand capablities. Too bad this is going to take me for fricking ever since I have so many projects at the moment...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 21, 2011, 06:06:52 am
Okay so uh, answers:

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is it as simple as buying it through the catalogue on my JP account and then it'll be available on my English account too? Does that work for all the DLC?
should be that simple, yes (I haven't gotten any of the dlc to actually know first hand sorry). as long as it's on the same PS3, any account can read the dlc.

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what are those 'Mail' items for reach of the girls?
basically, like the automated mails in-game for things like LUCKY RABBIT sales, the girls can send you mail if you buy their mail dlc. you can get boosts from it from what I understand, but I don't have the money to spare on them so I (again) don't have any first hand information to give you on it :V
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 21, 2011, 06:11:43 am
So I just managed to download the Catalogue 01 and the ram horns! Woot!

If I do decide to spend some money on DLC at some point... is it as simple as buying it through the catalogue on my JP account and then it'll be available on my English account too? Does that work for all the DLC?

It is that simple!  So far the only items people have reported issues with are the avatar packs.

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On that note, what are those 'Mail' items for reach of the girls?

In regular play, at the end of some weeks, you get an email from the boss, the store, etc.  Buying the mail option for each character allows you to get emails from the girls as well.  Sometimes they send pictures of themselves too.  I went and bought all of the mail addresses and to me, it adds to the game play.  You see more of their personality come out, they'll talk about hanging out with some of the other girls, etc.  However, if you can't read Japanese at all, I'd say skip them and save your money for other things.  The mail boost that you occasionally get from them doesn't seem very significant.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 21, 2011, 06:13:02 am
Thanks for the quick answers guys! That really clears things up!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: rerere on November 21, 2011, 10:05:55 pm
Saw this link from another forum:

http://hokanko-alt.ldblog.jp/archives/67090751.html



i wonder if what specified there are true...
it was different from what i imagine of dlc schedule/release will be.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on November 21, 2011, 11:08:51 pm
Saw this link from another forum:

http://hokanko-alt.ldblog.jp/archives/67090751.html



i wonder if what specified there are true...
it was different from what i imagine of dlc schedule/release will be.

quick translation:

new songs:
Jibun REST@RT
Kami-sama no Birthday

Clothes:
Holy Night Gifter was this the SP/L4U holiday dress? I can't remember...
Floral- Nordic Blueberry
Luxury - Night on Stage
Starry- Horoscope Caster/Castor it could go either way, apparently Castor is a star in Gemini

Accessories:
Santa's hat
Exciting gift
Noel Arm Hand
Illumination Anklet

Snow Katyusha
Snow pendant
Snow bracelet
Snow garter ring

Fluffy Wool Neck

Also there's the first DLC stage, Sweet Christmas!

The bonus is "Azusa's Marriage Choker".

Also, G4U five stars Yayoi, the pajama outfit, and a white version of the school swimsuit.

That is, if this isn't just wild speculation XD

I would've preferred Marionette's Heart BUT THIS IS GOOD TOO
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 21, 2011, 11:28:13 pm
I searched and found a couple of references but nothing that really told me what's up..... so....

I'm on my third playthrough right now.  It's week 6 and suddenly the office building changed.  What's going on!  They didn't say why it changed....  Miki (my leader) made a comment about how it would be nice to take a nap in but.....  why did it suddenly do that?  What effect does a new building have on my game too?

Seems a little spoiler-y for new people like me so.... spoiler tags ftw.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 21, 2011, 11:36:02 pm
I searched and found a couple of references but nothing that really told me what's up..... so....

I'm on my third playthrough right now.  It's week 6 and suddenly the office building changed.  What's going on!  They didn't say why it changed....  Miki (my leader) made a comment about how it would be nice to take a nap in but.....  why did it suddenly do that?  What effect does a new building have on my game too?

Seems a little spoiler-y for new people like me so.... spoiler tags ftw.
at certain Producer ranks 765's building changes (it's done this forever, right? I remember it in SP for sure). I think it was 5 and 8?

edit:
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Holy Night Gifter was this the SP/L4U holiday dress? I can't remember...
No, the SP/L4U one was called "Holy Night Dress". So prolly something new?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 21, 2011, 11:47:42 pm
quick translation:

*snip*

Two songs for one catalog?  Gosh, Kami-sama no Birthday is one of my favorites.  I wonder if they improved the choreography.

Exciting Gift is in the Body slot, I wonder what it could be.  A giant ribbon? *cough*
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 21, 2011, 11:53:49 pm
More from the rumor mill (girl games 2ch)
Jibun Restart is PS3 only as are some of the accessories....

Of course, none of this is "official" yet, just information from a flying get.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 22, 2011, 12:12:55 am
KAMI-SAMA NO BIRTHDAY!!!

Please be true!!!!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 22, 2011, 12:39:41 am
Jibun REST@RT!? yesyesyesyesyes please.
I love that song it's  so full of energy 83 Now to wait for heart of the Marionette and Yakusoku...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Maka on November 22, 2011, 12:53:08 am

Exciting Gift is in the Body slot, I wonder what it could be.  A giant ribbon? *cough*
I'm guessing a present or sack of presents on the back, like that one dolphin accessory. It's a little hard to visualize. XD

Either way, I hope this is true. I really want to see Jibun REST@RT's full choreography.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 22, 2011, 04:35:57 am
Huh, I just had to download version 1.01 of the game tonight.

Wonder what it is...  Perhaps a fix to that bug that overwrites your game data?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 22, 2011, 05:34:31 am
Huh, I just had to download version 1.01 of the game tonight.

Wonder what it is...  Perhaps a fix to that bug that overwrites your game data?

Same here. I was wondering what it was... and I'm still not sure.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ninjamitsuki on November 22, 2011, 06:54:29 am
I have it.

My first experience with an HD iDOLM@STER game.

IMO, it's a lot more fun than SP. A LOT more.

The fact that there's an entire wiki about teaching people who don't know Japanese is a plus!

The only downside is that the fact that you have to purchase new outfits and accessories kinda sucks because you might need that money for lessons and publicity. So I don't have much variety for S4U!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 22, 2011, 12:49:08 pm
The only downside is that the fact that you have to purchase new outfits and accessories kinda sucks because you might need that money for lessons and publicity. So I don't have much variety for S4U!

Not sure how far you are in yet, but you should really start racking up decent money about half-way through your first game. The super-expensive costumes will be out of your league until after you've played through a few times... but a lot of the cheaper ones shouldn't be a problem on your first go-through.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 22, 2011, 02:13:22 pm
I have it. My first experience with an HD iDOLM@STER game.
Congrats!  Glad you're happy with it.  :)

Yeah that's a good wiki for people just starting out.  On some weeks, the store has a sale, so that's more of an opportunity to save money.  I agree with DereDereAngel; by the end of your first playthrough you'll have enough money for most things.  Plus you will have unlocked various things after clearing the game once, so there's a lot to look forward to.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 22, 2011, 03:42:48 pm
You guys make me so jealous, I want my copy already! >XD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 22, 2011, 09:38:49 pm
Got it a few days ago, and it's been pretty fun to watch my brothers go at it.

As for the next catalog: Jibun REST@RT? Well, gotta pay for those Japanese PSN cards soon.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 22, 2011, 09:54:47 pm
Got it a few days ago, and it's been pretty fun to watch my brothers go at it.

My brother tried too! He's producing Takane, Hibiki, and Miki.
He really likes the game, it's his first idolm@ster.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 03:38:02 am
Just finished my first play. Unsurprisingly, I didn't win anything at the IAU, so the ending was really sad. :(

Now to try again with a new team!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 03:44:08 am
Um, and now apparently my save file is gone. Is that normal? I levelled up as  producer and it shows in my stats that I produced my previous team, but their actual save file is gone. Not that it really matters, but is that what's supposed to  happen?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 23, 2011, 03:46:04 am
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Um, and now apparently my save file is gone. Is that normal? I levelled up as  producer and it shows in my stats that I produced my previous team, but their actual save file is gone. Not that it really matters, but is that what's supposed to  happen?

I think that's supposed to happen. It happened to me as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on November 23, 2011, 04:10:15 am
You can't continue a file you finished.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 04:11:10 am
I know, that's why I'm saying it didn't matter. However, games don't usually just self-delete files so I thought it was odd.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 23, 2011, 04:37:08 am
I think the last save prompt mentions it (but of course it's in Japanese, so it's easy to miss as just another dialog box you answer Yes to, lol).  I was surprised, too, when it happened, but the wiki says that's normal.  Since I kept my items and achievements, it's okay.  Maybe it's so you don't continue selecting your old unit to do "exhibition" concerts; the game makes you explore new people.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 05:40:16 am
Wow, the Ryuuguu Komachi extra episode is HARD.

I barely won their first performance, but I just cannot win their second. What makes it worse is that each time I lose I have to reload that week and watch all that story text again. There's a lot of it. >.>

Anyone have any tips?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on November 23, 2011, 05:52:17 am
Wow, the Ryuuguu Komachi extra episode is HARD.

I barely won their first performance, but I just cannot win their second. What makes it worse is that each time I lose I have to reload that week and watch all that story text again. There's a lot of it. >.>

Anyone have any tips?
Here's some:
1. Build up the multiplier for the best stat and hammer it (especially on week 3).
2. When your opponent uses their "appeal bombs", win the appeal war using a single, double, then triple memory appeal (Press L1 between memory appeals).

Only managed to lose once during the four runs required (By less than 100 points too; Forgot to mash R1 to burst at the last second!). Nanairo Botan is definitely not a song made for winning festivals.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on November 23, 2011, 06:06:28 am
I haven't gotten the game yet but I was planning on having Yukiho as my leader on the first playthrough but since I want to go for the true ending with Yukiho I decided to pick someone else as the leader for my first playthrough. Mainly because most people I see playing im@s 2 don't get a very good end on their first playthrough.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 23, 2011, 06:18:54 am
Wow, the Ryuuguu Komachi extra episode is HARD.

I barely won their first performance, but I just cannot win their second. What makes it worse is that each time I lose I have to reload that week and watch all that story text again. There's a lot of it. >.>

Anyone have any tips?

On the other hand, since your gear/stats are constant in the extra episode, you won't fall behind others.  The middle match is a weird one, and I keep forgetting how I manage to pass it.  (Since I lost my data, I'm gonna have to do it 4 more times. -_-)  You've got 3 memory appeals to work with.  You're either going to get far enough in front of the opponent so that they won't counterappeal your bar, or provoke them into using up all their appeals early and then trying to control the rest of the match.

If I don't succeed right away, I try shifting the time when I start using the appeals- "early", "middle", or "late" match.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 23, 2011, 06:29:31 am
I haven't gotten the game yet but I was planning on having Yukiho as my leader on the first playthrough but since I want to go for the true ending with Yukiho I decided to pick someone else as the leader for my first playthrough. Mainly because most people I see playing im@s 2 don't get a very good end on their first playthrough.
Of course it's damn near impossible to get better than maybe a normal and at best a good ending on your first run. You don't have the money or the equips to handle much higher than that. The normal ending I've gotten (Miki's) was fairly okay from what I could understand so! Always realize you can go back for her true end too, so there's always that if you want to do your first run with her.

also, these tips for the RK episode are nice since I'm gonna start it in a few minutes haha
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 06:32:03 am
Thank you TheTanStar and JNiles. I appreciate the tips!

I managed to beat the second performance (finally), but  only by 40 points! Phew!

Funnily enough, I thrashed Jupiter by nearly 5,000 in the 3rd performance. Go figure.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 23, 2011, 07:32:21 am
Extra mode is extremely easy imo seeing as how you just need to apply the usual Fes strategies and seeing as how you have more mem appeals than people normally have in their regular playthroughs you can easilly counter the AI's mem appeals.
Iirc the AI has the same amount of memories as you.

Also unless you spare a mem appeal before you decide to burst, for w1 its best to burst with Mami, w2 Azusa, 3 Iori iirc.
Same reason as with dual appealing; lowest stat> highest multiplier.
All RK idols have a 5/3/2 burst, Mami for Da, Azusa for Vi and Iori for Vo.

Just imagine playing with dual appeal but start out a bit with tertiary or even out the scores at the start and build up tertiary multiplier and counter a mem appeal with one of your own.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 08:08:15 am
I still don't really understand some of the burst and memory appeal stuff.

I know using a memory appeal increases your voltage and using burst or memory will deplete your opponents gauge in a Festival. I always just thought the ability to switch between idols for appeal with L1 was just for aesthetics. I didn't realise their stats came into it.

On that note, in the general story mode, when is the best time to use memory appeals in non-festival situations?

Edit: Actually, I had another question before I start my next playthrough... is there a maximum level for your idol unit? In my first game my level went up after lessons at a pretty rapid rate until I hit lv. 16. After that, I did a bunch of lessons (for small stat increases), but never went up another level.

Oh, and what's a 'Keep'? I'd heard it's choosing not to do an encore, but I don't quite understand how that benefits you.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 23, 2011, 04:32:59 pm
I didn't realise their stats came into it.
It's more about the type of burst they have, though it doesnt matter too much for extra seeing as how you have rediculously high stats.

On that note, in the general story mode, when is the best time to use memory appeals in non-festival situations?
Assuming one plays with dual appeal and/or don't have an absurd amount of memories, there isn't. You're just weakening your chain and multipliers.
Assuming one plays for score or normally: Before bursting and/ or after a burst depending on if you can use the multiplier.

Edit: Actually, I had another question before I start my next playthrough... is there a maximum level for your idol unit? In my first game my level went up after lessons at a pretty rapid rate until I hit lv. 16. After that, I did a bunch of lessons (for small stat increases), but never went up another level.
16, though you can continue training untill everything reaches the 60'ish% cap for all 3 stats.

Oh, and what's a 'Keep'? I'd heard it's choosing not to do an encore, but I don't quite understand how that benefits you.
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1136.0.html
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 23, 2011, 10:12:29 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 23, 2011, 11:14:04 pm
So, what's with the double/triple appeals? I know they're associated with memory appeals, but what purpose do they serve?

And I'm not quite sure on what a Keep, Break, and Revival are used for. From what I've read, a Keep has something to do with lives and fans, and a Break and Revival have something to do with the current song your unit is singing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 23, 2011, 11:30:57 pm
So, what's with the double/triple appeals? I know they're associated with memory appeals, but what purpose do they serve?
You gain more voltage and drain more of the opponent's bar than doing multiple individual ones. Outside Fes's it'd be pointless most of the time.

And I'm not quite sure on what a Keep, Break, and Revival are used for. From what I've read, a Keep has something to do with lives and fans, and a Break and Revival have something to do with the current song your unit is singing.
In a nutshell any of the special conditions will increase your sales by a significant amount. Conditions for and the effects have been explained a lot of times in the gameplay thread already so search around. Also, the PS3 version's manual has a much better explanation of those than the 360 one so it shouldn't be too hard to find out either.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 24, 2011, 01:37:18 am
Now on group 3:

Unit name: Sleepytime   (my groups are named after teas...)
Leader: Miki
Support: Makoto and Yukiho

Now, Miki is one of my favorite characters but man.... some of the stuff she says!

During the morning meeting time, I asked her if anything had changed and she implied that the other two girls had gotten fatter.  Oh Miki, you are so cruel!  Another time, she replied that she was sick and tired of being with the other girls in the unit.  This is just during regular morning meeting time with no bad unit statuses or anything. 

This is my third unit in a row with Yukiho.  To be honest, I always found her quite annoying before.  However, as I play IM@S 2, I'm really starting to like her attitude a lot!  Sure, she has her wimpy side, but when you put your foot down, she gets up her courage and takes charge.  I never expected to grow to like her so much. 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Rihsa on November 24, 2011, 07:09:25 am
Pardon me if I missed it, but did anyone else post this? http://imas.ath.cx/~imas/cgi-bin/src/imas92528.jpg
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on November 24, 2011, 07:53:20 am
Finally! Actual info on the DLC! (And by actual, I mean proven. XP)

 I'm a bit worried with that picture of the new Extend on Mami, Miki, and Yayoi, 'cause Miki and Mami have the same one on. I was hoping for something more like in L4U!, where the dress was unique to each girl.

 Meanwhile, the new Floral and Luxury look absolutely AMAZING. <3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 24, 2011, 12:50:53 pm
Oh, I forget to mention this the other day:

Ami's legs

I am not a 'leg-person', but she looks stunning in the outfit Ryuuguu Komachi wear for Nanairo Button in the extra episode. Iori is my favourite character, but my eyes kept wandering back to Ami's pink stockings. I prefer Mami though, so once I unlock that costume I will be putting it on her in S4U.

That probably just sounds super creepy, but I had to express my feelings on the matter!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iWant on November 24, 2011, 03:22:59 pm
Pardon me if I missed it, but did anyone else post this? http://imas.ath.cx/~imas/cgi-bin/src/imas92528.jpg

I expected Kamisama no Birthday to come out, since Christmas is near, but not Jibun Rest@rt. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 25, 2011, 12:28:18 am
I wonder if the Christmas outfit changes depend on what character is where o nthe stage or if that's just how the screenshot was arranged.
Also I really love the color for that floral outfit, it's very fetching.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 25, 2011, 02:06:52 am
Pardon me if I missed it, but did anyone else post this? http://imas.ath.cx/~imas/cgi-bin/src/imas92528.jpg

Interesting extra bit of info from that image:  Jibun Restart will work for quintets as well.   
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 25, 2011, 02:22:15 am
Interesting extra bit of info from that image:  Jibun Restart will work for quintets as well.
yes. this is good.
definitely will make it worth the money. : P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 25, 2011, 06:07:22 am
During dialogue sequences in promotions were you have to touch one of your idols... does it ever actually tell you where you should be touching? My Japanese is decent, but not great and I can rarely figure out what I should be doing. I'm sure it changes from girl to girl and event to event, but anyone have any tips for getting it right?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 25, 2011, 06:16:06 am
I think you're supposed to figure it out on your own, based on the current conversation.  It's much like dialogue choices, except now you have a whole lot more than just 3 choices (usually).

I recall in one promotion scene, I was backstage with Haruka and she was hesitant to step out.  So I had the option to 'touch' her back, which shoved her forward onto the stage.  In retrospect, I wonder if I could have touched her head and caused her to trip and fall.  Or gave her a good-luck slap on the bum.

Of course, I'm sure there are always terrible results if you try to touch your idol's private parts.

I think other selections are not necessarily "touching" but simply identifying a body part, such as the eyes or fingers or ears.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 25, 2011, 06:33:28 am
Jibun REST@RT can support quintets? That's great! Man, pretty soon, Change!!!! is going to be out, and I'm gonna have those three set for the singles you assign to your unit.

As for the touch, Crisu got it right. It does depend on the conversation, and where you touch your idol/point out. When the icon is a outstretched hand, that's signifying a touch. The hand with a finger pointing outward is, well, pointing out stuff.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: DereDereAngel on November 25, 2011, 06:45:48 am
Huh, I hadn't even noticed the differences in hands. I was probably too busy panicking! Haha.

Thanks guys, that's a big help!

One more (probably stupid) question. Once you clear an audition (or win a Fes etc.) and your Unit simply performs. When you hit SELECT to bring up the camera controls, I noticed you can 'Appeal' with X. Seems like if you do it in time it's a success, off the beat and there's an accident. Does this actually do anything useful? Or is it just for taking pictures?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 25, 2011, 04:42:38 pm
Whew! Received my copy this morning. I can't wait to try it out and finally join in some conversation here. :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 25, 2011, 09:04:17 pm
Grats.
You know while helping my brother play the game, I realize all the mistakes I've made on my first produce.

iDOLM@STER 2 has a lot of really different elements than the other games in the series which made it extremely difficult. I found boxm@s and SP extremely easy to do well on your first produce.

Except for accidents. I don't know how I feel about the exclusion of accidents.
The only two times I got an accident was in the forced festival with Jupiter and one time in S4U for no apparent reason.
It makes watching lives more enjoyable, but still, it doesn't feel the same as seeing your first accident free show.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 25, 2011, 09:20:43 pm
@Reosaur: Have fun playing the game! I'm still stuck with schoolwork and other games, so I haven't had time to play it.  :'( Watching my brother and helping him play through it is fun in itself, though.

Grats.
You know while helping my brother play the game, I realize all the mistakes I've made on my first produce.

iDOLM@STER 2 has a lot of really different elements than the other games in the series which made it extremely difficult. I found boxm@s and SP extremely easy to do well on your first produce.

Except for accidents. I don't know how I feel about the exclusion of accidents.
The only two times I got an accident was in the forced festival with Jupiter and one time in S4U for no apparent reason.
It makes watching lives more enjoyable, but still, it doesn't feel the same as seeing your first accident free show.

Yeah, I can really see that, but at least there's things that make the game easier like how the morning greetings aren't randomized anymore. And how the lessons are fairly easy to accomplish.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: LadyMaria on November 25, 2011, 09:53:29 pm
The Christmas outfits are cute...but I can't help but notice they look really similar to Chihaya's cute and girly from the first game ^^; I'm loving the white with the red trim though, super adorable.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 25, 2011, 10:43:22 pm
Well at least they're different from the ones from L4U and not just cheap reprints.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 26, 2011, 12:18:24 am
Grats.
You know while helping my brother play the game, I realize all the mistakes I've made on my first produce.

iDOLM@STER 2 has a lot of really different elements than the other games in the series which made it extremely difficult. I found boxm@s and SP extremely easy to do well on your first produce.

Except for accidents. I don't know how I feel about the exclusion of accidents.
The only two times I got an accident was in the forced festival with Jupiter and one time in S4U for no apparent reason.
It makes watching lives more enjoyable, but still, it doesn't feel the same as seeing your first accident free show.

The only Idolmaster I played prior to this would be SP so would you be referring to the money and the cd sales and stuff that make Idolmaster 2 more challenging? I only had the chance to play about 5 weeks in 2 so far so I guess I haven't been able to feel any pressure yet. As for the accidents, that's kinda cool, I never knew they took them out.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 26, 2011, 12:21:56 am
@Reosaur: Have fun playing the game! I'm still stuck with schoolwork and other games, so I haven't had time to play it.  :'( Watching my brother and helping him play through it is fun in itself, though.

Thanks! I do have other games to play as well... But I couldn't resist popping in Im@s 2. >XD I kind of envy how some of you have other people to watch, it sounds like a lot of fun being able to just look and comment at their progress.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 26, 2011, 03:01:59 am
FINALLY!

I printed the commu guide. This is so helpful ;~; ~~
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 26, 2011, 03:50:55 am
FINALLY!

I printed the commu guide. This is so helpful ;~; ~~

There's a commu guide?! Where? :O
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 26, 2011, 03:52:47 am
http://www44.atwiki.jp/idolmasterim2/pages/31.html

Find your idol's name in the left hand bar about half way down. ;)

Btw, posted in gameplay thread but do you know what "offer" means in the 5 girl lives?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 26, 2011, 03:55:53 am
http://www44.atwiki.jp/idolmasterim2/pages/31.html

Find your idol's name in the left hand bar about half way down. ;)

Btw, posted in gameplay thread but do you know what "offer" means in the 5 girl lives?

Unfortunately, I do not. I haven't gotten to a quintet performance, my apologies. Thank you very much for the link thouigh! D:
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 26, 2011, 06:23:38 am
Finally! Actual info on the DLC! (And by actual, I mean proven. XP)

 I'm a bit worried with that picture of the new Extend on Mami, Miki, and Yayoi, 'cause Miki and Mami have the same one on. I was hoping for something more like in L4U!, where the dress was unique to each girl.

 Meanwhile, the new Floral and Luxury look absolutely AMAZING. <3
I don't know if someone else said this already (I missed a TON of posts on this topic...I stopped getting e-mail updates! orz) but the Christmas costumes in L4U weren't different on every girl.
Azusa and Miki had the same one.
Yayoi and Ami/Mami had the same one.
Ritsuko and Makoto had the same one.
Haruka and Yukiho had the same one.
Chihaya and Iori had the same one.
Aaaand iirc Hibiki and Takane had the same one, but in different colors like in the screenshot.

edit: Whoa. Stage DLC. NBGI please do that on the Xbox please please please please please.

anyway, what made me pop in here in the first place:
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas92667.jpg)

G4U volume 5. Pajamas and white sukumizu? NBGI is determined to have a swimsuit in all of these, huh?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: waterblaze123 on November 26, 2011, 11:39:09 am
How on earth do you beat RK first rival song this computer cheats so much! In the extra ep.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Reosaur on November 26, 2011, 04:46:59 pm
I don't know if someone else said this already (I missed a TON of posts on this topic...I stopped getting e-mail updates! orz) but the Christmas costumes in L4U weren't different on every girl.
Azusa and Miki had the same one.
Yayoi and Ami/Mami had the same one.
Ritsuko and Makoto had the same one.
Haruka and Yukiho had the same one.
Chihaya and Iori had the same one.
Aaaand iirc Hibiki and Takane had the same one, but in different colors like in the screenshot.

edit: Whoa. Stage DLC. NBGI please do that on the Xbox please please please please please.

anyway, what made me pop in here in the first place:
(http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx350/TweenDoriru/imas92667.jpg)

G4U volume 5. Pajamas and white sukumizu? NBGI is determined to have a swimsuit in all of these, huh?

Hah, that's a pretty cute cover. And yeah, I noticed that each of these volumes had swimsuits in them which kinda makes the first one kinda... Well.. Not unique. I can't remember correctly, but do each of the G4U come with that mini idol magazine like the first one did?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 26, 2011, 07:21:31 pm
I got to thinking about this after seeing the hardware based region lock issue with Joysound Dive....

You know the ranking section of IM@S 2 where you see people's high scores and stuff?  I know some of my scores are high enough to get on the chart but I never see them.   That got me wondering:

1)  Has anybody else seen their own stuff in the rankings?
2)  If you have, were you playing under your Japanese PSN acct or a different region PSN acct?


Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: redhairedking on November 27, 2011, 04:29:10 am
It is entirely possible that Bamco tries to do the leaderboards based on country, though that seems to defeat the purpose imho.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 27, 2011, 04:13:34 pm
I got to thinking about this after seeing the hardware based region lock issue with Joysound Dive....

You know the ranking section of IM@S 2 where you see people's high scores and stuff?  I know some of my scores are high enough to get on the chart but I never see them.   That got me wondering:

1)  Has anybody else seen their own stuff in the rankings?
2)  If you have, were you playing under your Japanese PSN acct or a different region PSN acct?

There's from what I know a 4 hour delay (PSN servers are slow for one) so they're propagated quite a bit of time after. It's not a real time update.

From what I know each region will use its own area, so Asian editions would use from what I know an Asian ranking system, and so on. No clue where they lump the importers using EU or US accounts though...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 27, 2011, 08:56:27 pm
Pajamas! I knew it! <3

Must not give in and buy this one...even though Yayoi is so cute ><
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on November 27, 2011, 09:20:15 pm
Ugh... now I have two volumes, I want to buy! D:
Vol. 3 with the winter casual clothes and the pyjama ones...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on November 27, 2011, 09:42:00 pm
When do you guys think they'll make a PV for the next PS3 DLC? It's going to be out in a few days and I haven't seen anything for it yet.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 27, 2011, 10:29:50 pm
Ugh... now I have two volumes, I want to buy! D:
Vol. 3 with the winter casual clothes and the pyjama ones...
I really hope that by some freak change of heart NBGI will compile them all together for release after they're all out. This is G4U vol. 5. To own all the G4Us at this point, it would be over $700 ($300 for the PS3LE and $100 for each anime bluray). TT_TT
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 27, 2011, 11:12:17 pm
When do you guys think they'll make a PV for the next PS3 DLC? It's going to be out in a few days and I haven't seen anything for it yet.

i wont say for sure, but normally you want the pv out before the release, and the release is on tues/wed and i believe the store updates between tue-thurs.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on November 27, 2011, 11:19:44 pm
Yeah. I think that they usually put out PVs around Monday U.S time and Tuesday in Japan. So i'll say the release  will probably be Wednesday U.S time and Thursday Japan time.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 28, 2011, 01:19:54 am
put out PVs around Monday

Actually most of the time everyone gets trolled. The good people at bumco usually upload them PVs way earlier on youtube and set the viewing options to public 2 weeks or so later.

Jerks.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on November 28, 2011, 01:10:22 pm
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619)

its here.

dont know what to say to xbox users ROFLMAO. it didnt mention anything about them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 01:14:46 pm
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619)

its here.

dont know what to say to xbox users ROFLMAO. it didnt mention anything about them.

Not very much actually. The catalog (in its entirety) is available at both ends. Well, apart from the extra stage. The X360 was advertising the catalog just like it normally would in game though.

They seem to be keeping up both, which is interesting.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on November 28, 2011, 01:18:03 pm
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16292619)
[/spoiler]

The motion for "Rest@rt" looks really nice! I'm totally buying it!
Also, this stage looks very cute. Anyone knows how much the stage is going to cost?

Edit: Is "Kami-Sama no Birthday" a dance or vocal song? I couldn't see the color of the star on my screen.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 28, 2011, 01:55:28 pm
Better links:

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog2.php
http://youtu.be/pDj519Muxc0

Kami-sama no Birthday is vocal.

I like that each catalog comes with at least one free item, so everyone gets something. :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 02:16:42 pm
Now time to have some fun and do some math for the win. Well, not ours, since we're more likely to get a heart attack instead...

To get the Catalog 2 complete item you need:

Juuban Rest@rt - 1800 yen
Kami-sama no Birthday - 1200 yen
Christmas Extend -1500 yen
Other costumes (pack) - 1980 yen
Christmas accessory pack - 980 yen
Silver special pack 1 - 1480 yen (And a top 20 posting)
Extra stage - 800 yen
Pearl necklace - 0 yen (but required)
Forgot the charm - 800 yen

That's... 10540 yen.

Well, there goes the money I had banked against it, then some.

The compendium won't be updated for at least two weeks with all the items. Sucks too, since I had it all ready and all...

Edit: Forgot the charm actually counts. My bad.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on November 28, 2011, 03:01:21 pm
 As much as I love the ENTIRETY of this catalog, that charm has me interested. Another triple burst? I think it looks really freaking cool, but... is that all it does? Does it makeover all burst appeals, or just the triple burst? (Meaning the RK amulet is required? Or is it? I thought I read that somewhere...) And are they going to continue that trend? I mean, I kinda want to see what other charms they'd throw at us if they are...

 To comment on the PV and the catalog itself, it's full of love for me. Seriously, two songs, a stage(the stage being something I called a while back, actually), awesome recolors, two sets of accessories, and that charm thing which still intrigues me. And it's Christmas themed. I love Christmas. ^_^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 03:17:57 pm
As much as I love the ENTIRETY of this catalog, that charm has me interested. Another triple burst? I think it looks really freaking cool, but... is that all it does? Does it makeover all burst appeals, or just the triple burst? (Meaning the RK amulet is required? Or is it? I thought I read that somewhere...) And are they going to continue that trend? I mean, I kinda want to see what other charms they'd throw at us if they are...

 To comment on the PV and the catalog itself, it's full of love for me. Seriously, two songs, a stage(the stage being something I called a while back, actually), awesome recolors, two sets of accessories, and that charm thing which still intrigues me. And it's Christmas themed. I love Christmas. ^_^

Well, considering I know the next two catalogs and their tentative cost schedules (Trivia: Did you know the prices actually went down a smidgeon compared to their drafts?) it's been known for a while.

With the charm, you have to wear it. There's one charm spot in the costume setup, so putting it on adjusts the burst.

... it also means I might as well add a PS3 specific list - charm setups, although not very many people ask for bursts these days...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 28, 2011, 03:44:41 pm
Better links:

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog2.php
http://youtu.be/pDj519Muxc0

Kami-sama no Birthday is vocal.

I like that each catalog comes with at least one free item, so everyone gets something. :P
That's the free item you get if you buy everything else in the catalog. :< /party pooper
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 28, 2011, 03:54:14 pm
That's the Azusa thing at the very bottom of the page.  Further up at the end of the accessory list is a neck wool for ¥0.  Back in Catalog 1 (http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog1.php), the free item is sheep horns (with the buy-everything bonus being the Miki onigiri head).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 28, 2011, 03:57:47 pm
That's the Azusa thing at the very bottom of the page.  Further up at the end of the accessory list is a neck wool for ¥0.  Back in Catalog 1 (http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog1.php), the free item is sheep horns (with the buy-everything bonus being the Miki onigiri head).
Oh, oh, nevermind. Geez, when I read that I went back to the catalog page and scrolled up and down multiple times. I didn't even see that before. Whoa...

Man, this is like true discrimination against Xbox users oAo Curse you, NBGI. I'm happy for the new PS3 users but gah. Why did I buy that limited edition TT^TT
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 04:03:44 pm
Oh, oh, nevermind. Geez, when I read that I went back to the catalog page and scrolled up and down multiple times. I didn't even see that before. Whoa...

Man, this is like true discrimination against Xbox users oAo Curse you, NBGI. I'm happy for the new PS3 users but gah. Why did I buy that limited edition TT^TT

You mean apart from the fact that the X360 DLC is slightly cheaper item for item than their PS3 counterparts?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 28, 2011, 04:15:49 pm
You mean apart from the fact that the X360 DLC is slightly cheaper item for item than their PS3 counterparts?
The DLC is too expensive for me to buy on the 360 version, regardless XD and besides, it's actually cheaper to buy the PS3 version than it would be to buy 360 Catalogs 01-03 in full (especially Little Match Girl. I forget if that was a LE bonus or a preorder bonus, though). Not to mention the PS3 version has 2 extra songs on top of everything included in 01-03, and there's legitimately free items in the catalogs.

Trust me, I'd buy the PS3 version in a heartbeat if I could. Though, then I wouldn't have my sole DLC Stylish Denim anymore, which would be pretty sad. Best Luxury recolor ever.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 04:30:38 pm
The DLC is too expensive for me to buy on the 360 version, regardless XD and besides, it's actually cheaper to buy the PS3 version than it would be to buy 360 Catalogs 01-03 in full (especially Little Match Girl. I forget if that was a LE bonus or a preorder bonus, though). Not to mention the PS3 version has 2 extra songs on top of everything included in 01-03, and there's legitimately free items in the catalogs.

Trust me, I'd buy the PS3 version in a heartbeat if I could. Though, then I wouldn't have my sole DLC Stylish Denim anymore, which would be pretty sad. Best Luxury recolor ever.

I got bored and ran the numbers (Yeah, I'm weird, when I have a little free time, I do math) and found out depending on the exchange rate, the X360 version is cheaper by the points purchasing than the PSN is via a straight yen purchase.

At the moment if I recall correctly, it's holding about a 5-7% margin although it fluctuates. Essentially, eventually (if this keeps up) if you buy 9 catalogs on PSN, you'll have 10 (and a bit) on the X360.

Little match girl was a preorder bonus, not a LE one.

There's a real bargain in the PS3 version, although you can't actually get the DLC complete items for catalog 1, 2, or 3. (So a bit of misrepresentation there.)

There's also the fact that two items are not in the X360 version (The Ghost Hands and the Big Winder) and two items are not in the PS3 version (The Pom Poms and the Anywhere Art.)

Why is anyone's guess.

For most part, the PS3 version comes off significantly better off (but that's what getting 7 months extra development time gets you) although it's not all one way, and there's still the ability to patch up the X360 version due its design via a downloadable purchase(Although unlikely).

Overmaster and Kyun! Vampire girl are arguably two of the most popular songs in the lineup, and they're both X360 only at this point in time. We're not going to see a catchup for a while, to say the least, and it would actually be somewhat amusing if they decided to go all out devisive, and make it so that some songs would stay exclusive to both. (Well, amusing for me, but I expect the im@s community to start riots if that ever happened.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 28, 2011, 04:37:32 pm
I got bored and ran the numbers (Yeah, I'm weird, when I have a little free time, I do math) and found out depending on the exchange rate, the X360 version is cheaper by the points purchasing than the PSN is via a straight yen purchase.

At the moment if I recall correctly, it's holding about a 5-7% margin although it fluctuates. Essentially, eventually (if this keeps up) if you buy 9 catalogs on PSN, you'll have 10 (and a bit) on the X360.

Little match girl was a preorder bonus, not a LE one.

There's a real bargain in the PS3 version, although you can't actually get the DLC complete items for catalog 1, 2, or 3. (So a bit of misrepresentation there.)

There's also the fact that two items are not in the X360 version (The Ghost Hands and the Big Winder) and two items are not in the PS3 version (The Pom Poms and the Anywhere Art.)

Why is anyone's guess.

For most part, the PS3 version comes off significantly better off (but that's what getting 7 months extra development time gets you) although it's not all one way, and there's still the ability to patch up the X360 version due its design via a downloadable purchase(Although unlikely).

Overmaster and Kyun! Vampire girl are arguably two of the most popular songs in the lineup, and they're both X360 only at this point in time. We're not going to see a catchup for a while, to say the least, and it would actually be somewhat amusing if they decided to go all out devisive, and make it so that some songs would stay exclusive to both. (Well, amusing for me, but I expect the im@s community to start riots if that ever happened.)
I think if you don't sit around and do math for iM@S, either you don't buy DLC or you have no plans to XD

And how is it that you can't get the complete items for 01-03? I thought they were all included in the game by default. I've even seen the shironeko accessories in it?

And yeah, I can give that the 360 has Kyun!Vampire Girl and Overmaster. Well, and L.O.B.M, not that that's as popular XD I guess I'm thinking of in-game advantages rather than DLC ones. because I can't buy them. Ohoho.

Though, when the PS3 version gets those (it's inevitable, I think) the 360 version better be getting Nanairo Botan. :1

Oh, I forgot to mention. The considerably improved on-stage camera controls in the PS3 version. You think NBGI would at least have mercy on 360-users to fix that up in a free patch? orz

Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 28, 2011, 05:33:58 pm
I don't understand what NBGI's problem is.
One summer ago, it was xbox exclusive, completely loyal to their xbox fans...and now (even though I own the ps3 version) it feels like they're totally ripping you guys off...o.O
The game was the same price and yet ps3 comes with a ton of extras.

Oh, I forgot to mention. The considerably improved on-stage camera controls in the PS3 version. You think NBGI would at least have mercy on 360-users to fix that up in a free patch? orz

But they can't! Because even though there was recently an im@s update for ps3, I've heard that creating patches (and more importantly making them available) for xbox games is more work than its worth.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on November 28, 2011, 05:50:18 pm
The 360 version also had a patch (around 1MB) recently as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 05:57:28 pm
I think if you don't sit around and do math for iM@S, either you don't buy DLC or you have no plans to XD

And how is it that you can't get the complete items for 01-03? I thought they were all included in the game by default. I've even seen the shironeko accessories in it?

And yeah, I can give that the 360 has Kyun!Vampire Girl and Overmaster. Well, and L.O.B.M, not that that's as popular XD I guess I'm thinking of in-game advantages rather than DLC ones. because I can't buy them. Ohoho.


Though, when the PS3 version gets those (it's inevitable, I think) the 360 version better be getting Nanairo Botan. :1

Oh, I forgot to mention. The considerably improved on-stage camera controls in the PS3 version. You think NBGI would at least have mercy on 360-users to fix that up in a free patch? orz

There's 3 items missing - the hamster for completing catalog 1 (Never could get the thing to unlock myself - you need the mobile numbers), the hamburger ring from completing catalog 2, and the racing flag in catalog 3. They're supposed to be there if the entirety of Catalog 1, 2 and 3 are present, but they're well, not.

So technically not true, although to be honest, how many people actually KNOW they exist? What they don't know won't hurt them, or something anyway... so I better keep quiet.

On a serious note, from what various suggestions and discussions I've had, it was floated to add some (if not all) of the extra parts of the PS3 game via either an append disc (most likely a rerelease) or via a download, but it'd be a charged item. (But what were you expecting really?)

From a technical perspective, the PS3 version is just an extended build of the X360 version. (Like I said, 7 and some change advantage in extra time)

All in all the X360 has six and a bit catalogs in DLC that the PS3 doesn't have, a slightly cheaper DLC pricing, and effectively a 6 month head start. The PS3 has more starting features, some unique novelties and a lower starting cost. It also has the novelty of being run on a system that you don't have to import first.

It's not that clean cut (And I say this as an owner of both) although if you're starting out and have no intention of EVER buying any DLC, the PS3 version wins hands down (Assuming you somehow got a X360 out of Japan for like 2500 yen or something. With it, forget it.)

If you're not in it for MAD work, (Namely you don't really care about subtitles), then it's more of a question if you like the novelty that's S4U, The RK extra episodes,  the RK new song and costume sets and what DLCs you like. Having access to six catalogs early (And not missing a beat and still have six catalogs in front)  has its advantages.

If you need them both, well... You're stuck with what you have to do. :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on November 28, 2011, 06:12:52 pm
Small note about the DLC:
The Snow accessories, is it saying you need the "Best 20" trophy to access them, like the White Cat accessory set was for the 360 version? (though I vaguely remember it being a different achievement)

also, seems the freebie for everyone is part of the "Cow" set?

Personally I'll at least get Jibun REST@RT, though I'm thinking about some other things as well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 28, 2011, 06:20:26 pm
Small note about the DLC:
The Snow accessories, is it saying you need the "Best 20" trophy to access them, like the White Cat accessory set was for the 360 version? (though I vaguely remember it being a different achievement)

also, seems the freebie for everyone is part of the "Cow" set?

Personally I'll at least get Jibun REST@RT, though I'm thinking about some other things as well.

The White cat is 'Producer rank 3', and it applied to both. I believe the gothic set (Catalog 4 X360) was 'hit a top 20' to unlock and buy.

I'm guessing the DLC is just snippets from L4U (The horns are a part of that classic set, and for some odd reason, were strangely popular to see Yukiho wear in M@D work. Never figured out why though...)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 28, 2011, 07:00:54 pm
Easy links for comparison
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/xbox/dlc/

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog2.php

Song prices are listed differently depending on the version.  It's the same price (1200 points) on Xbox version for both songs but different prices (1,800 yen for Jibun and 1,200 for Kamisama no Birthday) for the PS3 version.

As other people mentioned, burst charm is PS3 only as is the 2nd item of the Sheep set.  (The catalog video says this is #2 of 4 free items in a row.)   The new stage is also only in the PS3 catalog.  There are two money options for PS3 probably to help them catch up to the money dlc for Xbox.

What's not entirely clear is if you have to buy the burst charm and the new stage in order to unlock Azusa's Wedding Necklace.... They aren't listed as being excluded on the PS3 page (just the money, email addresses, and the free sheep necklace).  That would make getting the necklace on the PS3 version quite a bit more expensive. 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Markus7P on November 28, 2011, 07:03:14 pm
I've found the official Youtube video link of iDOLM@STER 2 PS3 DLC 02:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDj519Muxc0

The most strange thing about the video it was posted at November 08, 2011.
So we could have known about "iDOLM@STER 2 PS3 DLC 02" 20 days ago! Or it was hidden?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: BT2 on November 28, 2011, 07:31:24 pm
The most strange thing about the video it was posted at November 08, 2011.
So we could have known about "iDOLM@STER 2 PS3 DLC 02" 20 days ago! Or it was hidden?

Actually most of the time everyone gets trolled. The good people at bumco usually upload them PVs way earlier on youtube and set the viewing options to public 2 weeks or so later.

Jerks.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Neko-P on November 28, 2011, 10:39:04 pm
Well, considering I know the next two catalogs and their tentative cost schedules (Trivia: Did you know the prices actually went down a smidgeon compared to their drafts?) it's been known for a while.

With the charm, you have to wear it. There's one charm spot in the costume setup, so putting it on adjusts the burst.

... it also means I might as well add a PS3 specific list - charm setups, although not very many people ask for bursts these days...

 Thanks, that clears things up. Of course, now I kinda want to see it used in Honey Heartbeat or something... (Mostly because of the Honeycombs...) Or, for that matter, with Project Fairy, though their song is still Xbox-exclusive... (That time, mostly for color and the actions that go with it...)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on November 29, 2011, 02:42:24 am
Booted up my 360 copy to see this:
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/TheTanStar/1DayEarly.png)
One day early. What teases. I can't even download the catalog yet and this shows up second in rotation.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 29, 2011, 02:51:55 am
Booted up my 360 copy to see this:
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/TheTanStar/1DayEarly.png)
One day early. What teases. I can't even download the catalog yet and this shows up second in rotation.

Actually, it's been there since about 2 days ago. They are evil, and stuff. I guess it's a subliminal advert.

More interestingly, the PS3 version DOESN'T show the catalog, even though they're clearly advertising it more.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 29, 2011, 05:36:32 am
Booted up my 360 copy to see this:
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/TheTanStar/1DayEarly.png)
One day early. What teases. I can't even download the catalog yet and this shows up second in rotation.

That is an awesome picture.... can't wait for it to come up on the PS3 ^^
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on November 29, 2011, 06:06:37 am
Catalog is out for PS3.  Downloading from PSN now.  :)

The graphic for it isn't working though.  It says "Missing Image" but you can tell from the title that it's Catalog #2. 

Edit:  So bummed right now...... you have to have the Best 20 trophy to get the snow accessories but I don't play under my JPN acct..... so it won't let me buy them.  booooooo
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 29, 2011, 06:56:24 am
Aah!  It's so cute!

Hey wait...  Are they not letting me watch PVs of Jibun Restart without buying the song?  :(  lol

I thought if I just downloaded the catalog, I could go to the Rankings section and view other people's PVs of the song.  (I just wouldn't be able to produce my own version of course.)  But is that restricted, too?  ^^;

Edit: At least someone has it on YT already:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUDQhqAjyQ
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on November 29, 2011, 07:13:23 am
Aah!  It's so cute!

Hey wait...  Are they not letting me watch PVs of Jibun Restart without buying the song?  :(  lol

I thought if I just downloaded the catalog, I could go to the Rankings section and view other people's PVs of the song.  (I just wouldn't be able to produce my own version of course.)  But is that restricted, too?  ^^;

Edit: At least someone has it on YT already:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUDQhqAjyQ

Ack, something's missing!  I guess I'll never be able to watch it without thinking of those WHOOP WHOOP sounds from the fans.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 29, 2011, 07:19:03 am
lol that annoyed me a little bit in the anime.

Anyway, that's where YOU come in!  Audience participation!

@Corinth: Huh, interesting.  Buying DLC isn't in my near future, but you have a point that I'd have to play through it at least once on my Japanese profile to qualify for some of those trophies.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on November 29, 2011, 08:18:14 am
Just out of curiosiy, would U.S PSN cards happen to work on Japanese PSN accounts. because I might consider buying some DLC songs when I get the game like Jibun Rest@rt and Kami Summer.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 29, 2011, 08:30:52 am
I believe they don't.  You'd have to get a Japanese card (in denominations of JP yen instead of US dollars).  I think there was a thread there that discussed how, but I forget where that post is.

In any case, there are tutorials online.  Plus places that sell cards like Play-Asia (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zu-49-en-70-26sh.html).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 29, 2011, 08:33:26 am
Crisu's right, you need a Japanese PSN card. US cards won't work. And the prices are hard to swallow...50 dollars for a 3000 yen card? Jibun REST@RT is 1800 yen alone.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on November 29, 2011, 08:41:48 am
Pardon me if I missed it, but did anyone else post this? http://imas.ath.cx/~imas/cgi-bin/src/imas92528.jpg

Wow, I wasn't expecting them to put out Jibun REST@RT so soon, but I'm happy. Can't wait to see what the dance looks like! I wonder how close they'll have it follow the anime version. I really want to see Heart of the Marionette in iM@S 2 now.
If I get iM@S 2 by Christmas, it will be a good Christmas, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 29, 2011, 08:54:16 am
@ikuto-sama:  Someone has already uploaded the dance to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUDQhqAjyQ) if you wanted to peek at it.  I think it follows the anime exactly, just like any of the other dances featured thus far in the show.

Yeah, the US economy is hurting bad right now.  Around 2008 it was good times for us, where $10.00 = 1000+ yen .  But today $10.00 will barely get you 800 yen.  So international things have become a lot more expensive...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 29, 2011, 10:06:13 am
well someone already posted jibun but meh, i'll just post mine too i guess.

Jibun REST@RT - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8PNXfCMV4o
Kamisama no Birthday - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zzv5gtOz_A
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: PinoyCruger on November 29, 2011, 03:14:42 pm
Good news! Second round of DLC will due out at the end of the month!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDj519Muxc0&feature=player_embedded

Also, here's the entire list!: http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog2.php
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 29, 2011, 03:45:57 pm
lol, maybe we should make more separate threads, so posts don't accidentally repeat.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on November 29, 2011, 03:46:44 pm
Good news! Second round of DLC will due out at the end of the month!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDj519Muxc0&feature=player_embedded

Also, here's the entire list!: http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog2.php

I think this already came out yesterday if you see the other post above.

BTW. These Japanese PSN cards are so frickin expensive! I was hoping to be able to buy some DLC but it looks like that won't happen. :< Oh well.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on November 29, 2011, 04:14:52 pm
How is the HKD exchange rate any better then the yen?
I only buy DLC in HKD at least the store's in English so I know exactly what I'm getting. ^^;
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 29, 2011, 05:20:14 pm
Catalog is out for PS3.  Downloading from PSN now.  :)

The graphic for it isn't working though.  It says "Missing Image" but you can tell from the title that it's Catalog #2. 

Edit:  So bummed right now...... you have to have the Best 20 trophy to get the snow accessories but I don't play under my JPN acct..... so it won't let me buy them.  booooooo
That happened to me on the 360 version, too D: I just made another save file in my Japanese account and played a game or two through. You should be able to get it fairly quickly (maybe a speed round first playthrough for items/money, and get Best 20 toward the beginning of your second playthrough?)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on November 29, 2011, 07:23:22 pm
How is the HKD exchange rate any better then the yen?
I only buy DLC in HKD at least the store's in English so I know exactly what I'm getting. ^^;

Possibly. It's repriced in HKD, so bear in mind if NBGI decided to use a really high multiplier (like say 1 USD =10 HKD and they cross matched it with the JP one at the going exchange rates) it could be a lot more expensive.

It's ultimately a currency exchange thing, and that's markets and unpredictable at best.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Icehness on November 29, 2011, 09:27:11 pm
That Candy stage...is amazing.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: iDOL15 on November 30, 2011, 12:00:51 am
This DLC is so beautiful! Jibun REST@RT, The candy stage, 5-people performance. Kamisama no Birthday. Everything is flawless.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on November 30, 2011, 01:37:16 am
This DLC is so beautiful! Jibun REST@RT, The candy stage, 5-people performance. Kamisama no Birthday. Everything is flawless.
I have never seen a more accurate post.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on November 30, 2011, 01:55:27 am
Seeing that Jibun REST@RT in-game uses the same movements as in the anime makes me want to get it even more...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on November 30, 2011, 04:29:23 am
@ikuto-sama:  Someone has already uploaded the dance to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUDQhqAjyQ) if you wanted to peek at it.  I think it follows the anime exactly, just like any of the other dances featured thus far in the show.

Yeah, the US economy is hurting bad right now.  Around 2008 it was good times for us, where $10.00 = 1000+ yen .  But today $10.00 will barely get you 800 yen.  So international things have become a lot more expensive...

I'm really happy that the song is a quintet song...it's about time they put another out! I was expecting Colorful Days or LOBM to be re-choreographed for quintet compatibility, but I was disappointed. Perhaps they just won't do that with the old songs.

The last time I was in Japan was summer last year, and the exchange rate between yen and USD was 91-92 yen per $1.00, and it's only gotten worse since then. I'll go broke trying to buy all the DLC that I want, and might just have to limit myself to certain songs and a few outfits. D:

For some reason, as much as I love the new catalog, I still feel somewhat unsatisfied. I guess because not much jumps out at me enough to make me want it. I must say the new Floral pattern is beautiful though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on November 30, 2011, 07:02:58 am
Here are some Jibun REST@RT solo performances that I've been able to grab from NND so far:

Haruka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz_Sljz1KEc
Takane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZciD-xbbHf4
Ami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyfONE27vl4
Hibiki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x-6fYpBW8E
Makoto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eji-oYJZzTk
Iori: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3k4ZX-QfY
Yukiho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDRW9lcb5Fk
Azusa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZIrh_daZ84
Chihaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4mMIjNb7E

I will post Miki, Yayoi, Ritsuko, and Mami once I find them.

Also, here is Makoto, Takane, and Yukiho performing "Kamisama no Birthday." It seems Jibun REST@RT's release has been overshadowing this song, since there are fewer videos uploaded for it so far. I suppose because it's a new song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHRz6JbeNZ8
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on November 30, 2011, 09:46:13 am
Well i jsut found out the anime Jibun REST@RT a little slower than the one in game, this makes editing a nightmare.
I Speed up the song and it sounds off. I slow down the video image and it looks choppy :/
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on November 30, 2011, 02:11:05 pm
Are you sure?  ^^;  I'm playing the YouTube vid and the anime episode side by side and it looks just about exact to me.

At least the song speed is the same (no BPM changes).  The dancing in the anime may appear to lag a frame or two behind because it's not as fluid as the game animation, but I think it's more of an illusion than an actual slowdown compared to the game version.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 01, 2011, 12:31:28 am
Well i jsut found out the anime Jibun REST@RT a little slower than the one in game, this makes editing a nightmare.
I Speed up the song and it sounds off. I slow down the video image and it looks choppy :/

Anime is traditionally animated at between 15 and 24 frames per second.

The game runs at 59.94 frames per second.

If the anime's animation DOESN'T look choppy, I'd be worried for a whole list of reasons.

Due to the above as well, you should get significant mismatch, even if it was sync'd to the song, because well, less chances to be accurate about it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 01, 2011, 12:56:01 am
Jibun RESTART with the anime audio.  http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16298284

As the comments indicate, those wota calls are loud and annoying, lol.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 01, 2011, 01:02:53 am
Jibun RESTART with the anime audio.  http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16298284

As the comments indicate, those wota calls are loud and annoying, lol.
Are you kidding! I loved those wota calls 8D Although I'm glad we got it without them, they're still pretty fun.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 01, 2011, 01:08:21 am
Quote from: Setsuna link=topic=1353.msg33 :-*163#msg33163 date=1322695888
Anime is traditionally animated at between 15 and 24 frames per second.

The game runs at 59.94 frames per second.

If the anime's animation DOESN'T look choppy, I'd be worried for a whole list of reasons.

Due to the above as well, you should get significant mismatch, even if it was sync'd to the song, because well, less chances to be accurate about it.
In practice, anime is animated at 12 fps; This is known as animating "on twos" as each frame is doubled. High motion/budget productions can have scenes animated "on ones", or a full 24 fps. Also, it's much easier to sync audio by timecode than by frame, especially in this case. I made a while back with some of the audio replaced with the preview version that will illustrate my point; It required many adjustments of a couple milliseconds to line it up perfectly.
http://www.fileserve.com/file/xbRQytx (http://www.fileserve.com/file/xbRQytx)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on December 01, 2011, 01:28:40 am
Are you kidding! I loved those wota calls 8D Although I'm glad we got it without them, they're still pretty fun.

I love them too!  I went to a few girl group concerts when I was in Japan and the calls are just part of the whole experience.  (Not just for gal groups but.... lots of different concerts types in Japan)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ikuto-sama on December 01, 2011, 02:52:17 am
Here are some Jibun REST@RT solo performances that I've been able to grab from NND so far:

Haruka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz_Sljz1KEc
Takane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZciD-xbbHf4
Ami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyfONE27vl4
Hibiki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x-6fYpBW8E
Makoto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eji-oYJZzTk
Iori: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-3k4ZX-QfY
Yukiho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDRW9lcb5Fk
Azusa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZIrh_daZ84
Chihaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4mMIjNb7E


Here are the rest of the "Jibun REST@RT" solos.

Ritsuko: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuR8pNnQ-0
Miki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3rLWApMEOc
Yayoi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6WGqRZG_4w
Mami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gXIXzVbsZ0

As well as a Haruka acapella version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp97Cg0US1w
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 01, 2011, 03:03:16 am
I felt like there was more clothing physics while watching Jibun REST@RT. Is that just me? I think it is.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 01, 2011, 04:10:12 am
@ikuto-sama: Nice!  Love the extraction with Haruka's solo.

@zeda12123: lol, there is a lot of swaying in this dance.  Allows for Hibiki's necklace to go crazy.  Among other things.  :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on December 01, 2011, 05:15:48 am
I felt like there was more clothing physics while watching Jibun REST@RT. Is that just me? I think it is.
the anime, for the record, highly exaggerated a lot of stuff like their hair and some of the movements too
like the hair is still fairly accurate but
sweet jesus did it bounce WAY more than it should
So I guess in comparison the game's movements look I guess a bit more stiff huh....

There's also some stuff in the game that don't move that should (miki's jacket should be moving more, for example) because of model limitations I suppose.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 01, 2011, 06:27:55 pm
In practice, anime is animated at 12 fps; This is known as animating "on twos" as each frame is doubled. High motion/budget productions can have scenes animated "on ones", or a full 24 fps. Also, it's much easier to sync audio by timecode than by frame, especially in this case. I made a while back with some of the audio replaced with the preview version that will illustrate my point; It required many adjustments of a couple milliseconds to line it up perfectly.
http://www.fileserve.com/file/xbRQytx (http://www.fileserve.com/file/xbRQytx)

I'd note sometimes they get funny and start animating at 15 fps (I've no idea why though, PAL is on 25/50, NTSC broadcast is 29.27/59.94 film is12/24/72 or its NTSC equilivant) for some unknown reason, but this is only really known if you work with the raw material for DVD/BR release for PAL territories (I know someone who does, and tells me about the oddities about why sometimes they get 15 fps masters)

But yeah, it probably isn't perfect - I suspect they made it for the anime, then adapted it for the game, as opposed to the other way around (As done for Smokey Thrill, for example)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on December 01, 2011, 06:39:35 pm
Just a question for anyone who has played im@s 2 on the PS3. How hard is Hyper mode exactly?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 01, 2011, 06:43:23 pm
I'd note sometimes they get funny and start animating at 15 fps (I've no idea why though, PAL is on 25/50, NTSC broadcast is 29.27/59.94 film is12/24/72 or its NTSC equivalent) for some unknown reason, but this is only really known if you work with the raw material for DVD/BR release for PAL territories (I know someone who does, and tells me about the oddities about why sometimes they get 15 fps masters)

But yeah, it probably isn't perfect - I suspect they made it for the anime, then adapted it for the game, as opposed to the other way around (As done for Smokey Thrill, for example)
I think it would have been the other way around; It's easier to adapt motion capture footage into animation through rotoscoping (tracing over source video for each frame of animation) than do the choreography twice; once for reference, then another for the game.

I remember the second PV (The anime portion, not the game portion) for the anime was at 16fps effectively, due to blended frames/bad deinterlacing (on a web video no less, where it could have been outputted progressive). It was a pain to remove those frames manually (Yes, I did that to the video and made a separate version).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 01, 2011, 06:44:38 pm
Just a question for anyone who has played im@s 2 on the PS3. How hard is Hyper mode exactly?

It's the hardest thing ever, and you should abandon hope should you ever-

Okay, I'm kidding. I would advise not to walk in right off the bat though. If you know how the flow of the game goes, can reliably land an A rank in PS3 normal mode, and you come in prepared with a decent costume set and charm set and a good amount of money in the bank, you should not generally have too much trouble.

If you don't have a feel for CD sales mechanics though, you might struggle. (Basically, knowing how to invoke breaks, superbreaks and revivals)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 01, 2011, 06:49:13 pm
I think it would have been the other way around; It's easier to adapt motion capture footage into animation through rotoscoping (tracing over source video for each frame of animation) than do the choreography twice; once for reference, then another for the game.

I remember the second PV (The anime portion, not the game portion) for the anime was at 16fps effectively, due to blended frames/bad deinterlacing (on a web video no less, where it could have been outputted progressive). It was a pain to remove those frames manually (Yes, I did that to the video and made a separate version).

Well, as I said, it's weird, because sometimes they don't do the most efficent method (Basically, in the example I put above, The only reason I figured they would do 15 frames, is to 'half a 29.97/30' but it causes mistimings later on.) but then again, anime isn't a highly paid field so whatever works, I guess?

It wouldn't surprise me that it was started later, because Juuban Rest@rt was recorded relatively recently. (As in well after READY!! was)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: blake307 on December 01, 2011, 06:51:22 pm
It's the hardest thing ever, and you should abandon hope should you ever-

Okay, I'm kidding. I would advise not to walk in right off the bat though. If you know how the flow of the game goes, can reliably land an A rank in PS3 normal mode, and you come in prepared with a decent costume set and charm set and a good amount of money in the bank, you should not generally have too much trouble.

If you don't have a feel for CD sales mechanics though, you might struggle. (Basically, knowing how to invoke breaks, superbreaks and revivals)

Alright, thanks for the info. I wasn't planning on doing hyper mode yet. I want to keep playing on Normal mode and learn the game more first before trying out hyper mode. Because I know this isn't the type of game where you can just mindlessly blow through and get an A or S rank on. But I kind of like a little challenge of having to strategize and think about what you are going to do and I know im@s 2 is that type of game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 01, 2011, 07:20:07 pm
I got a PS3 for my b-day, so I finally get to play my Asian version!  :D  :D  :D

My unfinished resume can sit on the back burner for a few days, I guess. ...Yup.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on December 01, 2011, 08:13:51 pm
the anime, for the record, highly exaggerated a lot of stuff like their hair and some of the movements too
like the hair is still fairly accurate but
sweet jesus did it bounce WAY more than it should
So I guess in comparison the game's movements look I guess a bit more stiff huh....

There's also some stuff in the game that don't move that should (miki's jacket should be moving more, for example) because of model limitations I suppose.

I've never been a fan of the anime's character designs, but I like the way they presented RESTART in the anime more.  With judicious use of cuts, a larger stage, and more motion, it really felt like a performance.  Anime characters can change direction on a time and violate physics, but I guess the game models have to follow more rules.  Funny, I was recently thinking how hard it is for real people to pull of the game's dance moves.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 01, 2011, 08:45:19 pm
And yet they can burst/memory appeal then snap right back to the choreographed dance. One can imitate the anime version almost shot for shot given enough takes and enough time as the choreography is almost identical though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 01, 2011, 09:48:35 pm
Funny, I was recently thinking how hard it is for real people to pull of the game's dance moves.

By this you mean- ordinary people or trained dancers?
Because obviously they were danced by real people.

Or are you talking about the dance moves in general and their asthetics?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 01, 2011, 09:51:46 pm
Has anyone with the Asian version been able to buy any dlc songs yet?  ???
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 01, 2011, 09:54:16 pm
Has anyone with the Asian version been able to buy any dlc songs yet?  ???

I haven't ever bought anything but I've looked at the catalogs.
Are they not showing up for you?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 01, 2011, 09:57:30 pm
I haven't ever bought anything but I've looked at the catalogs.
Are they not showing up for you?

They show up in the catalogs, but when I select a song, it shows no price and it says something like "There are no items that you can purchase at this time."

 Everything else has HKD prices on them.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 01, 2011, 09:59:15 pm
They show up in the catalogs, but when I select a song, it shows no price and it says something like "There are no items that you can purchase at this time."

 Everything else has HKD prices on them.

Are you doing it in the PSN store or the one from inside the game?
Try using the PSN store manually by going under disk add ons. The iDOLM@STER 2 can be found under T.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 01, 2011, 10:01:54 pm
Are you doing it in the PSN store or the one from inside the game?
Try using the PSN store manually by going under disk add ons. The iDOLM@STER 2 can be found under T.

I haven't been able to find the songs in the PSN store. Just in the in-game catalogs. (But I'll try searching some more)

Edit: Nope! Haven't found them.

I haven't played through the game yet. I wonder if I need to do that first?  ::)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 01, 2011, 11:43:02 pm
I haven't been able to find the songs in the PSN store. Just in the in-game catalogs. (But I'll try searching some more)

Edit: Nope! Haven't found them.

I haven't played through the game yet. I wonder if I need to do that first?  ::)

I'll check as soon as I get home as I have already beaten a playthrough ;D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 02, 2011, 01:11:54 am
I don't think that will change anything; I've heard similar reports that the songs don't show up on the Asian PSN at all. It seems pretty strange you can't buy them at all. However, the Asian version is compatible with the Japanese PSN, but not the other way around (Don't know why that is) and the songs show up there.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 02, 2011, 01:14:42 am
Yes I just checked and they don't appear at all which is extremely strange.
Catalog 2 also has all the images missing except for a few. o_O

No love? or is this some licensing issue?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 02, 2011, 01:30:03 am
I don't think that will change anything; I've heard similar reports that the songs don't show up on the Asian PSN at all. It seems pretty strange you can't buy them at all. However, the Asian version is compatible with the Japanese PSN, but not the other way around (Don't know why that is) and the songs show up there.
So Japanese DLC works on the Asian version? Oh that's good, yen looks a lot cheaper to buy than HKD.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 02, 2011, 01:59:09 am
That's really messed up. Looks like I'm out 200 HKD because all I want are the songs.  :'(

I guess I'll try the Japanese PSN at some point.

Edit: What's funny is that Kamisama no Birthday from the PSP games is available, so I don't see what the deal is.   ???
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 02, 2011, 02:12:09 am
This is quite strange, I bought several DLC for PSP with HKD and nothing like this has ever happened.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 02, 2011, 02:16:13 am
So Japanese DLC works on the Asian version? Oh that's good, yen looks a lot cheaper to buy than HKD.
That's what I've been told anyway.
That's really messed up. Looks like I'm out 200 HKD because all I want are the songs.  :'(

I guess I'll try the Japanese PSN at some point.

Edit: What's funny is that Kamisama no Birthday from the PSP games is available, so I don't see what the deal is.   ???
Like I said, the Asian PSN does not have the songs through the store, but you should still be able to purchase through the catalogs; SP works differently than iDOLM@STER 2 as the DLC structure is different (Buying DLCs for SP are the actual DLC files; In 2, the catalogs hold all the DLCs, the DLCs are simply licenses). If you still can't purchase it, I recommend the Miku DLC. I believe it costs 158HKD.

Edit: Just tested buying songs using my HK account; didn't work either. That might be because I'm running the Japanese version though.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on December 02, 2011, 04:24:11 am
By this you mean- ordinary people or trained dancers?
Because obviously they were danced by real people.

Or are you talking about the dance moves in general and their asthetics?

Ordinary people.  Oh, I'd completely forgotten about the motion capture.  And now that I look at my original comment, I guess there aren't any impossible moves, just plenty of awkward-looking ones.  (I've seen Youtube footage of someone doing the semi-trip from Shiny Smile- that looks like it takes some coordination).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on December 03, 2011, 02:10:26 am
Who's listened to the full Animation Master 5 soundtrack?  What did you think of it?  I'm thinking of biting the bullet and springing for it- I could get it by Christmas if I act quickly.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 03, 2011, 02:35:18 am
I think it's a great collection.  It has fewer BGM tracks than the previous releases, so whether or not that's good depends on your preference.  Some of the songs have newer versions, like MEGARE is a group version while previously I think only solo versions existed?  Of course the premiere songs are Jibun REST@RT and Marionette no Kokoro.  There are two bonus tracks; a 16-minute one that sounds like an audio drama, and a 10-minute one that actually is just clips of all the songs that played during the episode 13 concert (not as unique).  The BGM tracks that are there are good ones in my opinion; they're the quiet and melancholy Aoi Tori and GO MY WAY!!.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: mallory627 on December 03, 2011, 03:42:05 am
I haven't been able to hear them yet. :'(
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 04, 2011, 12:07:03 am
Well, I gave in and bought Kami Summer through the Japanese catalog and it works on my Asian version. So, I can confirm that Japanese DLC works on the Asian version.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: kiryogi on December 04, 2011, 10:21:55 am
On a diff note from all the dlc chatter, really curious myself but I haven't had a complete chance to compare. I've only touched my copy of PS3 Im@s2 once or twice, each time during the new catalog release. I plan to play it more eventually but anyway. . . Is it me or is the IQ on the PS3 version not as good as 360?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Garraboa on December 06, 2011, 05:34:35 am
Does it work the other way around? I mean, getting DLC from the HK store and make it work with a JP copy.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 06, 2011, 05:40:07 am
Does it work the other way around? I mean, getting DLC from the HK store and make it work with a JP copy.

From the people who've tested it for me, it seems the answer's no. It could be done (It's the same data after all) but I imagine that requires a lot of rejigging (namely, moving the DLC into the right spots on the PS3).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Garraboa on December 06, 2011, 05:43:10 am
From the people who've tested it for me, it seems the answer's no. It could be done (It's the same data after all) but I imagine that requires a lot of rejigging (namely, moving the DLC into the right spots on the PS3).

Aww, I only wanted Jibun REST@RT. It's going to cost me a fortune, especially since I'm already drowning in a huge debt with my brother :P. Thanks for the info  ;)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: ribonbon on December 06, 2011, 01:55:34 pm
Even if it worked for your version, you wouldn't have been able to get Jibun REST@RT anyway because the songs aren't available in the HK store - none of the dlc songs are.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 07, 2011, 02:44:24 am
This is the best m@d ever. Well, it's one of my new top favorites

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16336836?via=thumb_watch

NBGI, Please make this reality.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 07, 2011, 03:28:42 am
This is the best m@d ever. Well, it's one of my new top favorites

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16336836?via=thumb_watch

NBGI, Please make this reality.
Oh my god. What is this eargasm I'm having. I wish when you played the song in story the audience cheered but alas...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on December 07, 2011, 03:33:27 am
This is the best m@d ever. Well, it's one of my new top favorites

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16336836?via=thumb_watch

NBGI, Please make this reality.

That is awesome.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 07, 2011, 04:18:40 am
Aah!  I would so play this.  Would not be hard to add it in as an extra mode to the next release of the game, lol.

That's hilarious.  I've said before that I think the calls are loud and annoying, but if you turn it into a game where I have to pefect combo it, then yes, sure.  :P
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Corinth on December 07, 2011, 06:36:38 am
This is the best m@d ever. Well, it's one of my new top favorites

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm16336836?via=thumb_watch

NBGI, Please make this reality.

I wish this was an option for when you have to watch their encores. 
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 07, 2011, 07:20:37 pm
Wait a second, I fail hard.  (so embarrassed)

So that's actually the L4U engine?  I had totally forgotten how that game was played.  So all the m@d author did was write a Jibun REST@RT version for the game.

...I had thought the entire video was made up.  >_>;;;

So maybe that means I should hope for a L4U release on the PS3...  Since that rhythm game is a little more difficult than imas2's game.  (I started playing imas SP over the weekend, and the lesson mode is way harder than imas2 -- which can be a good thing.)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: animagic4u on December 07, 2011, 09:55:09 pm
That's okay. I was hoping L4U was S4U when I first heard about it in idolm@ster 2.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on December 09, 2011, 10:07:26 am
i tried putting on my brothers triton headphones while playing the ps3 b/c people were sleeping where my ps3 is.

You hear lots of extra interesting things. No sublety msg there.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 09, 2011, 12:05:49 pm
Wait a second, I fail hard.  (so embarrassed)

So that's actually the L4U engine?  I had totally forgotten how that game was played.  So all the m@d author did was write a Jibun REST@RT version for the game.

...I had thought the entire video was made up.  >_>;;;

So maybe that means I should hope for a L4U release on the PS3...  Since that rhythm game is a little more difficult than imas2's game.  (I started playing imas SP over the weekend, and the lesson mode is way harder than imas2 -- which can be a good thing.)

It's not the real im@s L4U engine - the scoring multiplier for the notes increases too low for that (there's a +50 chain combo note bonus every time you clear 50). (It mimics it more or less correctly, but that number of notes should have a higher score than that)

It's just a nice little composite trick. He's known to do several others, including a nice little im@s x happy dance collection one I'd like to see too.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on December 10, 2011, 04:45:35 am
Hmm, I have an amulet question. I managed to grab Niku-Wan, Rinkamo, and Awanko, as well as Sugamo and the secret amulet, Mushaharu (that took a lot of retries to get...)

Anyway, I know the first three slowdown the drain rate of two stats, so I'm thinking: should I use them when I'm in an audition? The drain slowdown might score more points, leading to a better score. Or should I stick to using Mushaharu?

Also, Sugamo is pretty awesome at festivals. Nothing like stopping their Voltage meter outright.

Also, getting a quintet is hard...I want to unlock Ryuuguu Komachi's outfit, and I have Ritsuko available for a quintet. I'm thinking I should pick a quintet-available song instead of relying on lives and picking the song.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 10, 2011, 06:28:53 am
In the early game, when your danketsu is low, burst scores are pretty terrible and may be worse than general appeals.  So definitely stick to slow drain rates then.  I personally like using Shirakawa Yui & Geroonsen in the early game.  All three appeals' drain rate becomes 0.01 per press.  Voltage doesn't fill at all, but I don't need it at all in that stage of the game.

When you're farther along and bursts give you super points, then Mushaharu all the way.

Quintet lives are clearly marked on the schedule screen, right?  o.o  They're the ones with a '5' on the icon.  You perform your normal song as a trio, and then two more people join you for the quintet, and you get to choose from the quintet songs at that point.  So it's an encore performance.  You don't need to be producing a quintet song with your main unit.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on December 10, 2011, 08:28:54 am
In the early game, when your danketsu is low, burst scores are pretty terrible and may be worse than general appeals.  So definitely stick to slow drain rates then.  I personally like using Shirakawa Yui & Geroonsen in the early game.  All three appeals' drain rate becomes 0.01 per press.  Voltage doesn't fill at all, but I don't need it at all in that stage of the game.

When you're farther along and bursts give you super points, then Mushaharu all the way.

Quintet lives are clearly marked on the schedule screen, right?  o.o  They're the ones with a '5' on the icon.  You perform your normal song as a trio, and then two more people join you for the quintet, and you get to choose from the quintet songs at that point.  So it's an encore performance.  You don't need to be producing a quintet song with your main unit.

Ah, thanks for the help, Crisu. Should read the screen beforehand.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: kiryogi on December 10, 2011, 10:15:16 am
Whoa didn't know about Mushiharu before XD (Coming from 360, but early on XD) Dumb question, but which area is the Capital region?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on December 10, 2011, 12:01:55 pm
Whoa didn't know about Mushiharu before XD (Coming from 360, but early on XD) Dumb question, but which area is the Capital region?

Going from left to right on the tabs, it should be the fifth tab.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 10, 2011, 04:15:03 pm
On the map, it is the same location as Lucky Rabbit, the basic lessons, and the Rest option.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on December 17, 2011, 11:37:39 pm
You know, I was going through some magazines at my brick and mortar electronics store over here to kill some time, and I noticed the most peculiar thing in this month's issue of EGM. From memory...

Microsoft has revised their game approval process for the XBox 360 and XBLA. The article said that, in the event that a game is planned to be released on multiple systems, they must be released simultaneously. Further, the game's features and its DLC (including its DLC schedule for future releases), must be identical in content to the other non-MS system releases. If these two conditions are not met, then Microsoft has the right to refuse to... approve the game or something.

I read this and immediately thought of the whole Im@s PS3 release, and laughed. I'm not too sure if there's anything else in Japan helping the XBox...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on December 18, 2011, 12:47:32 am
Ouch... you think it was IM@S that touched that policy change off, or a cumulative effect from a bunch of games? (though Namco Bandai has pulled this stunt repeatedly).

Would be funny if they had a little informative Kotori icon with speech bubble next to the announcement.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Jekroland on December 18, 2011, 09:03:49 pm
already got my copy of the just wish there some way i can understand the game better but ill see what i can do but ask for a little help
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on December 19, 2011, 10:01:16 am
Next Catalogue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DUTq31za0)

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CAPS IN THE WORLD TO DESCRIBE MY JOY FOR 876 LOVE
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: SalemJeanette on December 19, 2011, 10:10:34 am
http://jin115.com/archives/51834235.html

(http://livedoor.3.blogimg.jp/jin115/imgs/4/3/43cc5ac2-s.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: satty on December 19, 2011, 10:16:00 am
Next Catalogue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DUTq31za0)

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CAPS IN THE WORLD TO DESCRIBE MY JOY FOR 876 LOVE

Heart of the Marionette and Ai? Why do I not have money for this? It is painful...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Cael K. on December 19, 2011, 10:27:53 am
Sometimes I think about the fact that the game comes with hardly any new songs, yet there are a bunch of good songs that come out in catalogs. I kinda get the feeling I'm being tested.

Whatever, I'll buy the game used sometime and give the money to Suruga-Ya or someone instead of Bandai Namco. I don't mind spending twice for mail addresses, and I haven't spent anything on anything else, so I feel good on DLC.

Ouch... you think it was IM@S that touched that policy change off, or a cumulative effect from a bunch of games? (though Namco Bandai has pulled this stunt repeatedly).

Dunno, but it might be a possibility. I think they should have seen this coming, heck, we all should have, but having nothing else to keep the system afloat in an entire country because of this... intuitively, I'd say that should've had something to do with it.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Byuusan on December 19, 2011, 10:31:21 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/im2/ps3/dlc/catalog3.php for the DLC Price for Catalog 3

Buying Marionette's Heart and Ai for sure!
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: kiryogi on December 19, 2011, 10:58:51 am
OMFG D: I cannot contain my excitement, but I cry that I will invest in a 5000y psn card this week.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Clear Blue on December 19, 2011, 11:15:28 am
(http://livedoor.3.blogimg.jp/jin115/imgs/4/3/43cc5ac2-s.jpg)
Can't wait for Eri and Ryo! :D
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Saturos on December 19, 2011, 12:21:13 pm
Can't wait for Eri and Ryo! :D

omg its come true

the choreography for heart of the marionette looks epic too...
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: MissDeidara on December 19, 2011, 12:49:34 pm
YAY! I was hoping so hard for ''Heat of the Marionette''!
And I personnally don't really care about Ai (Even though I'll probably buy her pack just to get the costume) but if that means Ryo will be back, then I'll die happy for sure!

Anyone know the prices yet?
I want to buy the song, the Ai pack, the extend costume and that cute headress.

EDIT: Sorry, I was so excited I hadn't noticed someone had already posted the prices...xD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 19, 2011, 01:48:59 pm
ALL OF MY MONEY

Oh man, so exciting.

Quote
最新版のパッチ(2011/12/20に配信予定)の適用が必要です
On Dec 20, there will be a patch for the game released -- to download Ai polygon data, I assume.  So hey -- those of you who have been looking into character extraction, could this patch offer any clues?
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: RoninatorMarx on December 19, 2011, 01:49:38 pm
At first, I thought the news about Ai was fake. There was an angel's choir when I learned it was true.

Inb4thatoneguywhosays876isfanmadenowtheyareinyourbelovedps3
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 19, 2011, 03:20:22 pm
I literally have zero words to describe my excitement.
Fuck.
Ugh i need a place that have a discount copy sometime soon because all this DLC is the most amazing thing.
It looks like Ai has more customization than Jupiter, which is nice.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: JNiles on December 19, 2011, 03:21:40 pm
I could never reconcile the high-pitched singing voice Haruka Tomatsu uses for Ai (it's there in the Go My Way clip) with the deeper one she uses for Kannagi.  I'm happy to hear the latter again- maybe that's her real voice?

Also dig hearing Hibiki and Makoto sing their parts for Marionette.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: TheTanStar on December 19, 2011, 03:59:19 pm
I wasn't that surprised that 876Pro is the next cameo DLC (considering the clues were on the disc and Setsuna commenting about not commenting). Now will the people who deny Dearly Stars *cough* Scotty *cough* stop? Denial is a river in Africa.

What's more surprising is that Ai can supposedly wear Extend costumes (See the end of the catalog video).
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: s8C on December 19, 2011, 04:33:31 pm
Curious to see if Ai functions like Miku, solo only, or if she can be in a unit with 765 Pro idols. She's able to sing Go My Way, and presumably the other songs that were in Dearly Stars at least.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Setsuna on December 19, 2011, 05:31:12 pm
Curious to see if Ai functions like Miku, solo only, or if she can be in a unit with 765 Pro idols. She's able to sing Go My Way, and presumably the other songs that were in Dearly Stars at least.

Well, now I'm permitted to talk more about it (I hate having to keep my powder dry) I'm permitted to talk more about it (and at least provide speculation about some aspects)

Basically, although Ai can WEAR 765 costumes, she can't participate with the other idols. She resides in the 'Guest section'.

The others are coming (Is it not obvious?) and they're showing up for a very specific reason. The only hint I got (more verbal sparring) is to watch the end of the anime, which I imagine he means that it opens to something else.

From my understanding, as the others come, there will be a specific reason to own the others. I cannot confirm it though, since last I heard, it was being debated, but it seems unlikely they won't add that extra reason, at least if the clues I've pieced together are correct.

What bothers me is the timing - I'm not sure if they shelved the Jupiter extension, or if they're saving it for later, because I thought they were going to do that before 876. Then again...

The song choice was more or less expected (Although anyone who's spoken with me with any length probably recalls me mentioning there being a promotional deal for the Anime, and how there's a plan that's explicitly executed. Basically, expect at least three more Anime songs, although I understand the deal's until the end of the BR release. Which order? THAT, I can't tell you.

As for other cameos, Macross is an option (although when, well, is another story. I have to check if there's a Macross release coming up) and I know there's at least one more Diva release (I thinking to coincide with 3DS' release). I also understand there was a negociation for a new one, but not sure how that one's going.

Don't make any mistake, this is a planned and executed proceedure and has been on the cards for about 12 months. Closer to 18 now I think about it, but my sense of time is always a bit lousy.

Anyway, there's enough speculation for you to play hunting with. I don't think I've said anything too obvious, or at least obvious enough to get me, or the people I talk with, in too much trouble.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: nyachan on December 19, 2011, 05:35:07 pm
Marionette's heart will be an instant buy for me haha.

As for 876 girls, I think I'm gonna hold off and wait for Eri since she was my fave of the trio : P I'm a poor college student after all, don't wanna go throwing all my money at namco all at once xD
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Crisu on December 19, 2011, 06:39:17 pm
Nice info, Setsuna.  I think I'll just wait it out and see what happens, but it's great to know that there are still more exciting things in store for future DLC Catalogs, so I'm happy enough to know I won't be disappointed in the coming months.

The end of the anime will have something neat, hmm?  Oh Thursday, please come faster~  I'm already looking forward to a big concert finale in ep25, but I won't turn down more good news on top of it.  :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Logan on December 19, 2011, 06:57:08 pm
Aw, I wish she could be included with the other idols. :( I could understand with Miku, since she's a Vocaloid, but not 876? Oh well, at least she's in pretty PS3 graphics. :)
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: Ghift on December 19, 2011, 07:15:32 pm
I'm going to assume the last of the 3 idols is going to have an extra HELLO!! or something in the DLC with them to put them all in a proper trio, but hell, I'm just happy they're in the game.
Title: Re: Idolm@ster 2 on PS3
Post by: zeda12123 on December 19, 2011, 07:19:15 pm
I'm bett