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Community => Welcome Center => Topic started by: starfighter9 on August 19, 2012, 04:24:31 pm

Title: Hello everybody!
Post by: starfighter9 on August 19, 2012, 04:24:31 pm
I've actually been lurking this forums trawling for gameplay tips for quite a while, but decided i've lurked enough so i created an account to say hi and participate in threads.

Real Name: Yu Zhun
Sex: Male
Country of Origin: Singapore
Age (upon joining): 20
Hobbies: Videogaming, reading

=Q&A=

Q: How did you come across this site?
A: I came across the wiki searching the internet for im@s, and from there i found these forums. Why i joined is covered already.

Q: Do you play it?
A: Yes, SP Perfect Sun (Haruka, Makoto) and SP Missing Moon (Chihaya, Ritsuko). Considering picking up the DS version but the thought of having to play again in front of my pc constantly referring to japanese dictionaries is just @.@ Don't have an xbox/ps3 so no access to any of the other games for me :(

Q: Who is your fave idol?
A: Chihaya! Even though i played through her story with only a half-baked knowledge of Japanese, I got enough of the important parts (her personality, the main events, etc.) to understand what was going on. I also reloaded over 9000 saves because chihaya spiral effect is wtf, and each morning is like having a bomb thrown in your face and being forced to defuse it by cutting 1 random wire out of 3. That's probably part of her appeal to me though, having played many rpgs i always have a concept that the hardest to play characters are the most rewarding.

Q: Why is your username "<insert username here>"?
A: I am a Star Wars fan.

Q: What are you in to right now?
A: Gaming mostly, been concentrating on visual novels and also the occasional dota 2 game when my friends call me for it. Also camping for Chihaya's route to be fully translated on TLwiki, then i'll stuff the scripts in and enjoy the story in english.

Q: What is your motto?
A: Too lazy to have one. :P

Q: Who's your favorite singer(s) right now?
A: Vocaloid is my current area of interest, top 3 would be Miku, Gumi, Luka.

Q: What are you up to right now?
A: Posting this thread, while queueing for a dota 2 match.

Q: Do you have any expectations from this site?
A: I've lurked around for a while so i have a vague idea of how its like already. If there's any big thing i expect it would be the general lack of haters to be maintained, i haven't seen any flaming going on in all the threads i read so far.

And that's it for the introduction.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 19, 2012, 04:41:28 pm
Welcome! I wish I could play DotA 2, but I signed up only about a month ago, and haven't been invited yet.
Enjoy your time on this forum!
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: animagic4u on August 19, 2012, 09:38:00 pm
Welcome please enjoy your stay!!

Glad to see another VN fan. ^^
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: PinoyCruger on August 19, 2012, 11:37:08 pm
Wow! A Chihaya fan! Good to see one.

Project-iM@s e yƍkoso! (or Welcome to Project-iM@S!)
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: altuixde on August 20, 2012, 08:01:12 am
Welcome!  I'm a Chihaya fan too!  Based on your introduction I'm not sure if you've seen the anime.  Animas made me like Chihaya even more.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Idol_Hearts on August 20, 2012, 08:34:28 am
Chihaya fan huh? I didn't feel anything special about Chihaya, until the end of the anime hit. Every scene of Chihaya made me choke up tears in the end. Now, she's a favorite of mine.

Oops, I talked too much about MY opinion of Chihaya. Anyway, welcome!
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: starfighter9 on August 20, 2012, 09:04:04 am
Wow, so many fellow Chihaya fans :)

I rarely watch anime but after seeing all these comments i'm interested lol. Maybe i'll also get a better idea of the other idols as well. On the other hand i'm halfway in Katawa Shoujo, and also Chihaya's SP:MM route is just 2 scripts away from being fully translated on TLwiki (yay!). I think i will end up sinking a good number of hours trying to fulfil my personal goal: complete Chihaya's story without save/reloading (CHIHAYA SPIRAL MODE  >:(). To those who have watched it, how long is the anime? I imagine it's quite long, if it has to do justice to everyone's storylines.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: altuixde on August 20, 2012, 04:35:10 pm
The anime is currently 25 episodes plus one bonus episode.  Three more episodes are slated to be released with Shiny Festa for PSP.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 20, 2012, 08:34:59 pm
I highly suggest watching all 26 (and soon to be 29) episodes of the anime. It's how I got into iM@S, and I've seen it 4 times. However, make sure what you're watching is not Xenoglossia, as that's a very different show from "The iDOLM@STER." (Well, you can still watch Xenoglossia, but watch the other one too)
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: starfighter9 on August 21, 2012, 03:26:28 am
Ok, i'm interested enough to put im@s anime on my to-do list. Xenoglossia is a case of not-sure-if-want...
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: TheTanStar on August 21, 2012, 04:13:52 am
Xenoglossia is sort of the bastard child of Gundam and im@s, which is not that much of a surprise considering it was animated by Sunrise. It doesn't have the game CVs on board -- think about why that is the case...
It has nothing to do with the series except the character designs. Don't watch it.

Anyway, welcome to the site!
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 21, 2012, 04:46:07 am
Xenoglossia is sort of the bastard child of Gundam and im@s, which is not that much of a surprise considering it was animated by Sunrise. It doesn't have the game CVs on board -- think about why that is the case...
It has nothing to do with the series except the character designs. Don't watch it.

Anyway, welcome to the site!

And they didn't even get the character designs right... For example, Yayoi's not a loli, Chihaya's breasts are larger, and Iori arguably looks even worse than in the rest of the first vision stuff.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: animagic4u on August 21, 2012, 05:50:43 am
Xenoglossia is sort of the bastard child of Gundam and im@s

There's a penguin.
It's Evangelion.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Holy_Knight on August 21, 2012, 05:58:30 am
Welcome to Project Im@s forums!! :) Hope you'll have a good time here.

Q: Who is your fave idol?
A: Chihaya! Even though i played through her story with only a half-baked knowledge of Japanese, I got enough of the important parts (her personality, the main events, etc.) to understand what was going on. I also reloaded over 9000 saves because chihaya spiral effect is wtf, and each morning is like having a bomb thrown in your face and being forced to defuse it by cutting 1 random wire out of 3. That's probably part of her appeal to me though, having played many rpgs i always have a concept that the hardest to play characters are the most rewarding.

(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u221/Matilda_Knights/Some%20Idolmaster%20stuff/Chihayaspiral.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: starfighter9 on August 21, 2012, 07:20:57 am
^ That picture is just so epically true. But that's what makes Chihaya fun to play with. E.g when i played Haruka and Makoto i would just randomly hit buttons without really caring. In fact i basically played the promotions with a half-troll mindset and they never went below the highest mood tier (the pink colour).

Xenoglossia is sort of the bastard child of Gundam and im@s, which is not that much of a surprise considering it was animated by Sunrise. It doesn't have the game CVs on board -- think about why that is the case...
It has nothing to do with the series except the character designs. Don't watch it.

Anyway, welcome to the site!
And they didn't even get the character designs right... For example, Yayoi's not a loli, Chihaya's breasts are larger, and Iori arguably looks even worse than in the rest of the first vision stuff.
There's a penguin.
It's Evangelion.
Now i'm even less sure what to think of it  ??? Penguins, giant mechas, non-dfc chihaya, wat. I guess i'll watch the 'normal' anime first.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Idol_Hearts on August 21, 2012, 07:31:09 am
Yeah, good idea. Xenoglossia kinda screwed up the characters like Yayoi wasn't as enthusiastic as the main series, Yayoi and Iori kept fighting as cats and dogs Those two are best friends usually right? , Makoto kinda became a bully, Yukiho wasn't as shy, etc. And I got that from just from watching a bit of the first episode and a few funny scenes on youtube. Though the opening themes are catching, you shouldn't even bother watching X.

Edit: Well, you could still try X, but only if you're bored and finished the main series.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Cael K. on August 21, 2012, 07:57:08 am
Never had too many problems with Chihaya on SP, but then that was a billion times easier than Boxm@s.

Chihaya got a lot of love in the anime though. Other characters... still some love. Maybe not as much, but eh.

Me personally, I'd say that no one can form your own opinion on Xenoglossia but you, so you might want to pick up a few eps to see for yourself. Just... well, they're piloting mechs and beating each other up at times. Some go emo, others start that way. Yup, things are different. ^^

And welcome, by the way.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: starfighter9 on August 21, 2012, 02:50:14 pm
Hmm i always thought SP was basically a port of the X360. Personally i found it difficult to get good/perfect communications with her and you basically autolose tension on average because of stupid morning greetings >:(.

Regarding Xenoglossia i'm reserving my judgement for later, maybe when i get lots of spare time i'll take a look at it. Not going to write it off just because it's outlandish, Muv-Luv proved you can crossover high-school teenage girls into mecha and make epic win out of it.

Meanwhile I've picked up the first episode of the anime, and its looking good so far. I finally get to see producer's face lol.
Title: Re: Hello everybody!
Post by: Lucky5 on August 22, 2012, 07:22:11 pm
I never did finish SP... considering it wasn't fully translated way back when I tried to, always thought the project got canceled at some point but I know otherwise now.
But this patcher doesn't seem to want to work with me... some parts are either in really small font or the original Japanese which I can barely understand...
I tried playing Dota 2 but apparently people don't like it when you call the heroes champs...(League of Legends player here)
ANYWAY welcome to the forums! Or should I say welcome officially as it seems you've been around for a while!
Enjoy your stay!