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THE iDOLM@STER => Other iM@S games => Topic started by: yukipo on July 16, 2009, 02:39:35 am

Title: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on July 16, 2009, 02:39:35 am
(http://www.andriasang.com/blog/2009/07/01/idol_master_ds_date/2132384372.jpg)
Release date: September 19th
Platform: Nintendo DS

Related media:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Tt4k0Sciw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX38GS1BEQs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b51lT6OWB_Q&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92jl9vZNKrM&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5D1WHPkGyo&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy0ptkR3tzE&feature=channel

This thread is for game discussion, videos, updates, ect. (oh, and maybe for tips once it comes out)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on July 16, 2009, 03:11:23 am
Ryo is a guy
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 16, 2009, 04:35:56 am
A TRAP
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 16, 2009, 05:05:08 am
Ryo is a guy
Sankaku said that like a few days ago. I was surprised to find that Ryo is a guy.

So that's why IM@S DS was given a 15+ rating, not to mention apple head was born when her mother was 16...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 16, 2009, 05:23:16 am
IM@S is starting to fly in the world of reality.
(http://i27.tinypic.com/1zye92o.png)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 16, 2009, 05:46:48 am
This isn't a Ryo only thread.
But while we're on it, swimsuit costumes for the DS game. These girls look pretty, WOAH WHAT'S THAT LUMP?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on July 16, 2009, 05:53:46 am
I'm still hoping the next of those Dearly Station things will show us Coraline Eri's song. Dazzling World was catchy, I'm hoping for her to have a more ballady song.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: digi162 on July 16, 2009, 06:37:03 am
These new characters have all these interesting twists and turns.  I wonder if it was done purposely to try to get people to buy the DS game since poor graphics seemed to be an earlier concern.  Sankaku listed that pre-orders doubled once Ryo's "big secret" was discovered.  So I don't know :-\

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/digicharat162/ryo.png)
KoF fans might get this =d
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 16, 2009, 06:52:05 am
OMG. Art of Fighting FTW!! XD

Now let's not focus on Ryo only here.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 16, 2009, 08:00:14 am
BRAND NEW TOUCH
始めよう~
SAY HELLO!

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 16, 2009, 08:54:42 am
seeing the 3D performance was kind of surprising. It's better than I thought it would be, but at the same time I feel it's lacking.

Possibly because the preview was so small *squints*

but I really love how the characters each have some odd backstory (Ai being born when her mother was 16, Eri being an ex-hikikomori), even though Ryo's takes the cake! XD
Ahh, if only there could be something done about the pricetag...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Ms.DD on July 16, 2009, 02:48:46 pm
I actually really like the graphics in this game! It's good for the DS!!!


Anyways, I really like Ryo, she seems to be my favorite idol in the game now, topping my adopted daughter and Ai.

But one question, how can a 15 year old dude sing so high and girly?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 16, 2009, 03:10:35 pm
But one question, how can a 15 year old dude sing so high and girly?
Trap qualities also affect voice, I think.

*needs to stop reversing Mitsuki Saiga's roles*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 16, 2009, 06:04:33 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/digicharat162/ryo.png)
KoF fans might get this =d

Oh yes, this image was in my head all the time.
This character sparked an interest in the game for me, though I probably won't get the game.
I'm not made of cash.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on July 16, 2009, 06:31:15 pm
I'd love to get this game (since its on the DS) but unfortunately my japanese is still awful...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 16, 2009, 07:16:10 pm
IMO i think the stage performace is a little ....lolwut
i understand its the DS but ...no shading? ;__;
the mouth synch was pretty unexpected considering that its not hard to synch music with a dot and a circle, though i dont know why they didnt do it for the sp.

also, unlike SP they have those colorful song titles when the stage performance starts like in the xbox version. also theres a few custom stages that are all different, unlike SP which just uses a wallpaper.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on July 16, 2009, 07:21:57 pm
IMO i think the stage performace is a little ....lolwut
i understand its the DS but ...no shading? ;__;
the mouth synch was pretty unexpected considering that its not hard to synch music with a dot and a circle, though i dont know why they didnt do it for the sp.

also, unlike SP they have those colorful song titles when the stage performance starts like in the xbox version. also theres a few custom stages that are all different, unlike SP which just uses a wallpaper.

Its Namco Bandai you are talking about. That eccentric Namco Bandai. Sometimes they just do things as they liked and we can't comprehend about why they did this and that.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 16, 2009, 07:42:30 pm
For all the graphic side the DS can't handle they'll have to add something else to distract you, like the mouth sync.

Also if they didn't change some small things from SP, people won't purchase it.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 16, 2009, 07:53:03 pm
also the fact that ryo is a boy male
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 16, 2009, 08:31:33 pm
also the fact that ryo is a boy male

Ah yes, time to order this game.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on July 16, 2009, 11:14:13 pm
Ah yes, time to order this game.
You mean, you haven't already...?
(http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/images/0/0e/Akizuki_ryo.PNG)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on July 17, 2009, 08:42:48 am
Before the big reveal, I figured this was the most likely, if any, of the titles that had a shot of making it over to the US.
They could've tried marketing it to little girls or something along those lines.

But now, there's definitely no chance at all.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on July 17, 2009, 04:09:04 pm
Before the big reveal, I figured this was the most likely, if any, of the titles that had a shot of making it over to the US.
They could've tried marketing it to little girls or something along those lines.

But now, there's definitely no chance at all.

Because one of them is a trap!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 17, 2009, 05:39:10 pm
What does having a trap have to do with the game's rating?

What about kids with two dads?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on July 17, 2009, 05:51:37 pm
What does having a trap have to do with the game's rating?

What about kids with two dads?
How does America handle stuff like this?

From my times spent in the Great Wikipedian Archives, I know that a children's picture book handling issues about same-sex marriage got bashed by the PTA and Christian moms in the US.

[edit]
I am comparing a DS game to a children's picture book, because kids these days read The Very Hungry Caterpillar while playing Contra on the DS.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 17, 2009, 05:54:55 pm
Easy, increase the game rat-

Oh, I see what you did there.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on July 17, 2009, 06:30:16 pm
...because kids these days read The Very Hungry Caterpillar while playing Contra on the DS.
Huh, interesting analogy there.

Personally, I find the new characters are among the most interesting in Im@s... they are certainly unique characters, for sure.

By the way, if I recall correctly, after Ryo was revealed to be a boy, sales and preorders for the game had gone up dramatically. Also, I believe the producer and director of the game liked Ryo the best of the three 876 idols.

So I guess Japan likes their traps, huh?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 17, 2009, 06:35:31 pm
even though thats true, i still find that pretty hard to believe ;__;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on July 17, 2009, 07:32:13 pm
What does having a trap have to do with the game's rating?

What about kids with two dads?

Maybe the US can answer the question better than I do.

Huh, interesting analogy there.

Personally, I find the new characters are among the most interesting in Im@s... they are certainly unique characters, for sure.

By the way, if I recall correctly, after Ryo was revealed to be a boy, sales and preorders for the game had gone up dramatically. Also, I believe the producer and director of the game liked Ryo the best of the three 876 idols.

So I guess Japan likes their traps, huh?

Well, from my point of view, Ryo doesn't look too much of a special idol to me. "She" had that bobbed hair of sorts, loved to do housework and everything(kinda common) so i was kinda eyeing Eri and Ai more, especially Ai in particular.

BUT NOW. Ryo is a boy. That's ****ing win. I am seriously intrigued as to how a male idol is going to perform in an industry that's said to be forbidden to males. I think a lot of others are interested as well.

Looking at Ryo reminded me of several other characters in animes that looked like they are 1 gender, but is actually the other.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 17, 2009, 08:05:13 pm
I am comparing a DS game to a children's picture book, because kids these days read The Very Hungry Caterpillar while playing Contra on the DS.
The only thing Contra can teach kids is: get hit by anything, fall over and die.
Unless they're playing on hard mode, they'll never learn anything from men so no harm is done eheheheh...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on July 17, 2009, 08:17:18 pm
Personally, I find the new characters are among the most interesting in Im@s... they are certainly unique characters, for sure.
Except for Haruka v1.3

The other two are certainly unique though, Eri being an internet star and Ryo in his "own ways."

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on July 17, 2009, 09:19:41 pm
Except for Haruka v1.3
Well, she may not be all that intersting, but her mother sure is.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 17, 2009, 10:07:19 pm
nows a good time to start cracking yo momma jokes
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on July 17, 2009, 10:31:47 pm
nows a good time to start cracking yo momma jokes

(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu254/Laburey/09_07_02.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 17, 2009, 10:45:09 pm
.....;__;

lmao, another unexplainable pic by A1
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on July 21, 2009, 01:07:25 am
Hello.
I'm translating one of the newest articles about im@s DS at the moment. For now I managed to deal with 2 pages and the article is basically 5 pages long. So I'll need one or 2 more days to finish translating it.
It is worth mentioning that it is not explicitly said in the article that Ryou is a guy. Rather, it was said that he was 'a boyish girl'. She also happens to be Ritsuko's cousin. The word 'itoko' (cousin) is written in katakana, so like in English, you can't know whether it's a boy or a girl by the writing alone.

From G’s magazine, #8, 2009

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page84.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page84.jpg)(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page85.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page85.jpg)(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page86.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page86.jpg)(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page87.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page87.jpg)(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page88.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page88.jpg)(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/th_gs_08_2009_page89.jpg) (http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/nikorai/package07162009/?action=view&current=gs_08_2009_page89.jpg)

 (page 84)
“New installment in im@s series”
We’re serious this time.

A completely new work in a highly popular im@s series.
G’s magazine does support im@s world. Newcomers and veteran players, welcome to the new stage!

常連(じょうれん)- regular customer

(page 85)

Become an idol yourself! You'll personally turn into a new idol!

im@s playback. What are the im@s games?
Those are simulation games where as a producer you turn the newcoming idols into top stars. It first started as an arcade game but also appeared with new titles on Xbox 360 and PSP.

Produce idols!

(picture) Now you give instructions to the 3 greatest idols. This is an awfully popular series where you raise your pupils.
- A list of all the titles from im@s series –
7.26.2005
Arcade game is in operation.

稼動(かどう)- operation

1.25.2007
iDOLM@STER released on Xbox 360 (with platinum edition appearing on 1.11.2007)

2.28.2008
Xbox 360 receives iDOLM@STER Live for You (with platinum edition appearing on 3.12.2009)

2.19.2009
PSP witnesses a release of iDOLM@STER SP (Perfect Sun/Wondering Star/Missing Moon – 5040 yen each)

-
In “im@s DS” the producer himself will become an idol. In the previous works the story was told from the producer’s point of view where he promoted his idols. This time we have new idols and we can enjoy their story in the form of an adventure game (AVG). You get help from various people while aiming at your dream (common to the series), that it to become a top idol!

共通(きょうつう)- commonness

(in large font) Let’s “master” everything you need to become an idol.

Believe in your talents and plunge into this unknown business. Once there, learn everything an idol needs to know. As the titles says, let’s “master” the job of an “idol.”

(in large font) Choose one idol out of 3.

(in large font) This girl is YOU!
(picture comment) The girl on the lower screen is a newbie idol and you take her role. You can enjoy the coming-of-age tale about the girls portrayed  and doing your duties as an idol in between.


(in large font) Check detailed profiles on the next page!

A word of encouragement to the newbie idols.

(title) THE iDOM@STER Dearly Stars

Nintendo DS
Data: Bandai Namco Games
AVG (aka visual novel)
Price to be determined
Staff: character design Kubooka Toshiyuki, Tamiya Kiyotaka (TL Note: worked on Lunar and Tales of series)
Producer: Tanaka Fumihiro
Cast: Tomatsu Haruka as Hidaka Ai, Hanazawa Kana as Mizutani Eri, and Sampei Yuuko as Akidzuki Ryou

(page 86)

Associated company is 876 Pro!
Three new faces who dream to become top idols in future!

(vertical text) It’s just that I want to see myself like that, like it’s a dream.

受け継ぐ(うけつぐ)― to inherit, to succees

Very energeric girls who inherit the DNA of former leaders!


No.1 – Hidaka Ai
Profile
Age: 15 years old
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Birthdate:  September 15
Blood type: O
BWH: 78-55-79
Hobby: Bargain sweeps (instant-win promotions). Goldfish scooping.

思考(しこう)-  thought, consideration
突き進む(つきすすむ)- to push on, make way.

(text in the pink box) A new idol who pushes straight ahead using positive thinking. Her mother was once a very famous idol, her name is Hidaka Mai.  The daughter got a huge complex because of that but she’s aiming at the top with her own efforts.

感情表現(かんじょうひょうげん)- expressing emotion
豊か(ゆたか)- abundant

(picture comment) The facial expressions are prone to change. This is a girl who has lots of ways to express her emotions.
(picture comment 2) This is not “Mai, 2nd generation” but is Ai. She relies only on her own skills.
(picture comment 3)  Ai takes advice from a popular idol, Amami Haruka. Meeting with Haruka  reinforced her wish to become an idol.

(large font, green) A complex because her mom was so great
(large font, green 2) Excitement over being able to meet an idol who she looks up to

偉大(いだい)- greatness
-
im@s Playback!

個性(こせい)- individuality
個性豊かだ  - have a very distinctive personality

A group of 12 idols appear on the stage, each with their very distinctive personalities.
This time you’ll meet all of the 12 idols who have ever appeared in im@s series, with their individual style.
Arcade version featured only 9 girls from 765 Pro but the Xbox 360 version added Hoshii Miki. And then im@s SP added 2 more idols, they are  Ganaha Hibiki and Shijou Takane.

Amami Haruka
A bit clumsy girl who gives all she’s got right away just for anything.

Kisaragi Chihara
A calm and reserved girl who is passionate about singing

情熱(じょうねつ)- passion

Hagiwara Yukiho
A girl who became an idol to get rid of her shyness

気弱(きよわ)- timid

Takatsuki Yayoi
She’s a hard worker and she never lets go of her smile. Her cheerfulness is a very powerful weapon.




Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 22, 2009, 02:47:02 am
Thank you for the effort nikorai!

New scan.  :)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Dengeki_Ryo001.jpg)
Someday after school, a male student approach Ryo and confess himself, "It's okay even if you are a boy, please be my girlfriend!".This is not anything new to Ryo, it's almost like daily experience. Feeling unsafe, Ryo decides he has to become a ikemen (A hawt guy) idol. He is then introduced by Ritsuko to the manager of 867 production, Manami. After that...

Updated info on Ryo's background profile.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Dengeki_Ryo002.jpg)
He has been a "testing platform" of Ritsuko's fashion research.
To be exact, he was a dress up doll of Ritsuko...

Ryo's story.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Dengeki_Ryo003.jpg)
It is pretty much similar to the scene in the official comic, which can be seen on this (http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,115.0.html) post.

Ryo thinks he can choose his way to debut...
However, let's see what the 876 boss says.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Dengeki_Ryo004.jpg)
"Must debut as a girl. I won't recognize anything else."

Accept your fate, Ryo.  ;D

Explained by the director, the reason why a male character like Ryo appears in the game.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Dengeki_Ryo005.jpg)

via UME_Black (http://blog.livedoor.jp/ume_black/)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 22, 2009, 03:15:59 am
lovin the big bold text on the title saying
"WILL YOU LOVE ME EVEN IF IM A MALE IDOL?"
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on July 22, 2009, 03:25:19 am
I get it, Ryo is Ritsuko's Guinea Pig, I guess it makes sense...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 22, 2009, 04:11:09 am
Poor little Ryo... Why didn't he fight back? FIGHT BACK! YOU AREN'T A MINEFIELD!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on July 22, 2009, 05:17:18 am
lovin the big bold text on the title saying
"WILL YOU LOVE ME EVEN IF IM A MALE IDOL?"
Where can I mail my answer to?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 22, 2009, 06:49:08 am
To be exact, he was a dress up doll of Ritsuko...
Aww. I think it's so cute that yo do that for your cousin, Ryo. ^^ XD

And the boss seems logical back there. At least, story-wise for s. XD

Where can I mail my answer to?
o.O
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on July 22, 2009, 07:17:04 am
Of course we'll still love you, Ryo.  :D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 22, 2009, 09:14:11 am
I'll treat you as my little bitch brother...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 22, 2009, 12:47:30 pm
The second "Dearly Station" will be available for download through "Everybody Nintendo Channel" and "DS Station".
The title this time is "Extra Stage", and it contains Ai's performance video of "HELLO!!".

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es01.jpg)(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es02.jpg)

Download Period:
Everybody Nintendo Channel: July 22 (Wed) - August 4 (Tue)
DS Station: July 23 (Thu) - August 5 (Wed)


http://www.idolmaster.jp/blog/2009/07/ds.html (http://www.idolmaster.jp/blog/2009/07/ds.html)
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/179/179905/ (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/179/179905/)

Video:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7713591 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7713591)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heOJZqIjxOE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heOJZqIjxOE)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on July 22, 2009, 04:50:38 pm
Why did they put little work in lip-syncing for SP but they do it well here?
Really nice performance though.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on July 22, 2009, 04:59:05 pm
Why did they put little work in lip-syncing for SP but they do it well here?
Really nice performance though.
Feedback from SP, implementation in DS?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 22, 2009, 05:39:26 pm
I bet there's some sort of cheap trick they can pull off on the DS to get the perfect 1 px outline on stuff, I see it in many games and they never glitch up like on any cel-shaded games I've seen before.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 22, 2009, 06:18:08 pm
Large scan.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/news_ryo01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/news_ryo02.jpg)

Clearer version of the DS "Extra Stage":
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7713591 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7713591)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 22, 2009, 07:34:39 pm


(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es01.jpg)(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es02.jpg)

NNNNNNN GRAPHIX
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 22, 2009, 08:16:18 pm
NNNNNNN GRAPHIX

Hope they do make some form of 3D in the NDS...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 22, 2009, 08:19:09 pm
The DS was always good with cartoonish graphics, no idea why developers keep trying to make stuff that looks realistic when the DS clearly isn't good at displaying such things.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on July 22, 2009, 11:22:57 pm
nowano-san
Thanks a lot for sharing the latest scans with us and also for checking my own translation. I should say that information gets outdated very quickly. I've just finished translation the old version of girls (and guy's) profiles when they get completely rewritten.

Still, I think I should finish what I started. It's worth noting that the last 2 pages in the G's magazine article about gameplay are still quite up-to-date. I'll get to them, too but it appears that I can't translate more than 1 page a day so the rest of translation will come in parts.

translation, continued
(page 86)

(in large font, dark) The leading role of im@s DS belongs to one of three idols, big individuals, who will be shown out to 876 Pro. Which girl do YOU choose?
(in large font, purple) An idol who jumped into reality from the Net.

No.2.Mizutani Eri

Profile
Age: 15 years old
Height: 152 cm
Weight: 36 kg
Birthdate:  March 7
Blood type: B
BWH: 82-53-76
Hobby: Collecting images. Jigsaw puzzles.

(text in the pink box) She’s popular in the Internet. A Net idol, that is.
She decided to make her debut in RL too, because it’s a news hook.
A former hikikomori, she’s quick-witted but has a timid character.

No.3. Akidzuki Ryou

(in large font, purple) A boyish girl (TL Note: it should be ‘a girlish boy’ as it turns out) whose cousin is an idol in active service.

Profile
Age: 15 years old
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Birthdate:  September 15
Blood type: O
BWH: 80-59-80
Hobby: Household chores, cooking and such.

(text in the pink box) A new idol who is very stylish, slim and tall. It looks like she made her debut relying on Ritsuko with a certain aim in her mind. Ritsuko is Akidzuki Ritsuko, her cousin and a popular idol from 765 Pro.

高身長(こうしんちょう)- high height, being tall
(TL Note: Ideal husband for Japanese women is one who has - ‘ an academic degree, a high salary and is tall’ 高学歴高収入高身長)

(continued from page 86)

Akidzuki Ritsuko
A very smart idol who sticks to logical thinking (lit. ‘a theorist’). She also happens to be Ryou’s cousin.

Miura Adzusa
Onee-san, a natural airhead, she tends to do things at her own pace and she’s pretty carefree.

Minase Iori
She’s very talented and has great looks. The only bad thing about her is that she’s pretty selfish (=a real whim).
即戦力(そくせんりょく)- ready fire power
素質(そしつ)- character, genius
玉に傷(たまにきず)- spot in the sun (lit. crack in the jewel)

Kikuchi Makoto
A girl who has a charm of looking boyish (lit. androgynous looks. That is, you can’t guess whether it’s a boy or a girl), she longs to look more feminine.

Futamu Ami and Futami Mami
High-tension idols, they can act in shifts as they’re twins.

Ganaha Hibiki
A tough girl from Okinawa who is proud (=100% confident) of her dancing skills.

Hoshii Miki
Extremely stylish and talented, Miki is rather flighty (=whim #2 after Iorin)

抜群(ばつぐん)- distinction

Shijou Takane
She’s called a queen with silver hair, has an awesome charisma to the point of being scary.

威圧感(いあつかん)- intimidating

(to be continued)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on July 23, 2009, 03:14:50 am
So um according to the wiki

Ai's mentor is Haruka (saw that coming a mile away)
Ryo's mentor is Makoto (figures)
Who's eri's mentor? i'm gonna go check out the videos and see who she talks to

EDIT: Okay so Eri is only seen talking to the loli trio (Yayoi, Mami, and Iori) in the first PV. My guess is Yayoi, even though their personalities are at complete odds.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 23, 2009, 03:56:51 am
i be guessing its chihaya.....?
nah, i can see iori though
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on July 23, 2009, 04:02:11 am
Well, in any case don't put too much value to the word 'mentor'. That was just my interpretation of the article. I think the one intended in Eri's case is Ozaki by the way.

Anyway, thank you very much for the great scans, nowano. Added the new info to the Dearly Stars wiki page. (And some old info I was too lazy to add before xD)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on July 23, 2009, 04:24:40 am
i be guessing its chihaya.....?
nah, i can see iori though
Chihaya talks to Ai in the PV.

Who's Ozaki :V
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on July 23, 2009, 04:39:05 am
The producer who scouted Eri and taught her to sing.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 23, 2009, 10:19:16 am
the graphics looks good but Ai's face looks Fat
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on July 23, 2009, 10:23:03 am
Hmm, I must say that Dearly Stars's graphics are quite good for a DS game. Not the best, but still good.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 23, 2009, 11:26:08 am
I can't wait to see Eri's PV (If they will make one)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 25, 2009, 09:21:16 am
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_touch2.jpg)

?!?!?!
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_mysterygirl.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 25, 2009, 05:45:27 pm
LOL WHO IS THAT
it is an arien
she looks pretty freaky though
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on July 25, 2009, 08:45:44 pm
LOL WHO IS THAT
it is an arien
she looks pretty freaky though
Really? She looks cute though~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on July 25, 2009, 08:46:53 pm
I'm guessing its a rival idol or something

Poor Ryo, he looks like he's going to get raped by Ritsuko.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 25, 2009, 09:02:08 pm
Doesn't this game have a lot of generic NPCs anyway?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 26, 2009, 01:12:38 am
Ryou really looks like a girl!!!
But he's not
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 26, 2009, 04:09:40 am
New song in part 4.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ds_station02_newsong.jpg)
Dearly Station #2 (1/4) (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1248536942)
Dearly Station #2 (2/4) (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1248534403)
Dearly Station #2 (3/4) (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1248534173)
Dearly Station #2 (4/4) (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1248533689)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 26, 2009, 04:56:11 am
Owww it's out! thanks for reminding nowano but oww i can't play it!!
bugyobo What the LLEH is that!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on July 26, 2009, 05:02:23 am
Eri's song didn't really click with me.
She was way too soft.

I liked Ryou's more.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on July 26, 2009, 05:04:44 am
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es01.jpg)(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasde_es02.jpg)
UGGGGGH
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on July 26, 2009, 06:52:49 am
UGGGGGH

What's wrong Yukipo, don't like Extra Stage?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on July 26, 2009, 07:11:43 am
UGGGGGH
I found it amusing how Eri's forehead seems to be reflecting light.
Iori has a rival now.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on July 26, 2009, 09:12:32 am
Ritsuko! You naughty girl! Stop picking on poor little Ryo! XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on July 26, 2009, 04:36:36 pm
Eri's song didn't really click with me.
She was way too soft.

I liked Ryou's more.
I'm of a different opinion, actually. I think Eri's singing is by far the best of the three.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 26, 2009, 04:58:13 pm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_touch2b.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: PharyngotympanicTube on July 26, 2009, 05:07:41 pm
I was pleasantly surprised that Namco added subtle hair physics in the DS game (just like in SP).
Little details like these make a huge difference, especially due to the DS' hardware capabilities. :)

Also, is it just me, or does Eri sound very similiar to Iori? ???
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on July 26, 2009, 06:23:33 pm
What's Makoto and Ryou doing?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 26, 2009, 08:01:23 pm
Also, is it just me, or does Eri sound very similiar to Iori? ???
I think Eri's sound is much more impassible comparing to Iori.

What's Makoto and Ryou doing?
Ryo is being introduced to Makoto by Ritsuko for the preparation and training for his audition match with Eri and Ai. Photos are taken by paparazzi, saying that Makoto was having a "Love Love Date" with the new idol (Ryo)...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on July 26, 2009, 08:55:49 pm
Makoto x Ryo, the perfect combination? XD

Reverse-trap x trap FTW!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: mahoshojo03 on July 26, 2009, 11:23:21 pm
Makoto x Ryo, the perfect combination? XD

Reverse-trap x trap FTW!


Yes! I'd love to see this pairing as well! XD

Although, I think if Makoto and Ryo start going out, people would mistake Makoto as the guy and Ryo as the girl! :D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 26, 2009, 11:42:47 pm
wtf is eri wearing lmao
song is okay, do something about the graphix man ;_;
well i cant complain, its a DS. what do you expect?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: mahoshojo03 on July 26, 2009, 11:56:39 pm
Those 3D performances in Dearly Stars actually have some of the better DS graphics that I've seen. However,
compared to IM@S SP, the graphics in Dearly Stars kinda suck.

Oh well. At least the 3D graphics in Dearly Stars is much, MUCH better than those in Princess Debut (my god, that game had awful 3D graphics...)


EDIT:

Looking at that magazine scan, I just noticed that Eri's hat is oversized. My god, that thing is even bigger than her head! I wonder how she keeps that hat on properly? XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 27, 2009, 12:24:39 am
Those 3D performances in Dearly Stars actually have some of the better DS graphics that I've seen. However,
compared to IM@S SP, the graphics in Dearly Stars kinda suck.

This.
Everyone is far too hooked on the graphics, it's on the DS so it'll be a bit on the bad side.
Usually videos/screenshots of DS games make it look worse than it should do.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on July 27, 2009, 12:56:09 am
I didn't notice the graphics because I was busy enjoying the way their mouths don't keep flapping around when they aren't singing.

Also, I couldn't tell quite what it was in the third part. Is the blonde girl an online friend she's talking to, or is she chatting with her Netto Idoru persona, meaning we have to add schizophrenia to her growing list of issues?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on July 27, 2009, 02:32:02 am
Also, I couldn't tell quite what it was in the third part. Is the blonde girl an online friend she's talking to, or is she chatting with her Netto Idoru persona, meaning we have to add schizophrenia to her growing list of issues?
I can't really understand it, but it seemed to me that it's supposed to be her internet persona.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on July 27, 2009, 02:40:10 am
Hello again. Going back to G's magazine article, I've come up with yet another page of translation. One more page to go. I'm sorry for the delay, it's that I have several projects at the moment and have to share time between them. So I had to put the article aside but now I think I'll manage to finish translating it in the near future. For now, enjoy translation of page no. 88. I think the information on the gameplay is quite interesting.

translation continued from page 88.

It’s easy to play, more simply than you think.
(in  large font, pink) Experience the life of an idol with this adventure game.
In this adventure game you can enjoy idols’ daily experience much more than in the games released until now.

Meeting. Schedule meetings with the skillful woman president.

敏腕(びんわん)-abilities

The beginning of your activities as an idol starts at the office meeting. Every Monday you schedule a meeting with Ms Ishikawa, President of 876 Pro. There, you can work out a general plan for your activities. The president can inform you on the current level of your popularity, as well as give you some advice on how you should act. Listen to the president attentively and make use of this information for your activities.

方針(ほうしん)- principle
指示(しじ)- indication
参考(さんこう)- reference
(picture comment) The president of 876 Pro is a skillful woman. She’s a sly person?!
(in large font, green, below, to the left) First of all, check incoming mail.
(picture comment below, to the left) You can get advice on your work from the president, or maybe you’ll happen to get new work… …?
(in large font, green, below, to the right)  You can change choreography and musical compositions.
(picture comment below, to the right) During weekly meetings you can change the outfit and songs that you sing. More than that, you can arrange camera work, choreography as well as many other details.

楽曲(がっきょく)- tune
振付(ふりつけ)- choreography

Business. Collect “memories” experiencing various things.

The most important thing in im@s DS is business. Before doing business you advance through the story by experiencing various activities as an idol, including live events and such. Once you’re into business you’re given alternatives, and you can choose what you like most. The number of “memories” that you can get changes according to the choice made. You can then use them to your advantage during auditions.

(in large font, green) Choose an answer with touch-pen when prompted to during conversation.
(picture comment below) Aim at the perfect memory by touching the answer appropriate to the occasion.

Lessons. Improve your abilities with 3 types of lessons.

Challenge lessons in the form of minigames in order to improve your skills as an idol.
Build up your singing and dancing skills and improve your looks.

鍛える(きたえる)-to forge, drill

(picture comment above, to the left) Complete the phrases from the lyrics after choosing letters (kana) from the left side.
(picture comment above, to the right) Touch the emotion panel flying about the screen.

飛び回る(とびまわる)- to fly about
感情(かんじょう)- emotion

(picture comment below, to the left) Use good timing to touch step panels. Feel the beat. It’s your life!
(in large font, green, in between the screenshots) Get a choreography panel!

(picture comment below, to the right) You can obtain new dancing moves if you successfully complete the lessons.
Audition. This is where you face a comprehensive test of your abilities.

総合的(そうごうてき)- comprehensive
試す(ためす)- to attempt

Beside doing business and taking lessons, the president can prepare auditions for you. Make the best use of your practice lessons you got through, and aim at passing the auditions.

地道(じみち)-steady, honest
積み重ねる(つみかさねる)- to accumulate
生かす(いかす)- to make the best use of

(in large font, green) Your chances to pass increase according to the “memories”?!
(picture comment) First, your pass rate is determined by your skills from lessons as well as your current popularity. You can further increase your rate if you manage to touch the good side of roulette which used your memories.

Weekend. Taking a good rest at home? Or going out?

Idols need to take a rest from time to time.
On weekends you can go out or spend time in your room. If you’re at home you can receive presents from fans.
(in large font, green) You can also make field trips to learn from other idols!
(picture comment) You can go out to look at fellow idols on the stage. And you’ll possibly raise your tension when you look at the girls doing their best.

同期(どうき)same class, contemporary

Im@s playback! The previous works in im@s series were raising sims.

In the previous installments you played as a producer and your aim was to broaden the fanbase and to make it so that your idols successfully pass auditions. The main component is the same as in the DS game but you can also enjoy a full-scale training process.

(picture comment) The lesson is in full swing and it’s full of action.


要素(ようそ)- component, factor
本格的(ほんかくてき)- full-blown, regular
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on July 27, 2009, 03:05:45 am
Also, I couldn't tell quite what it was in the third part. Is the blonde girl an online friend she's talking to, or is she chatting with her Netto Idoru persona, meaning we have to add schizophrenia to her growing list of issues?
To me it seems like she's logging in to chat as "Ellie", with someone else called "Cineria". Though if it's a real person or just a made-up friend, well...?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 27, 2009, 03:19:40 am
Thanks for the translation.
very interesting.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 27, 2009, 10:21:07 am
Some of you guys sound so like someone. =_=

Back on track, thanks for your efforts, nikorai!

Also.....
I think Eri's sound is much more impassible comparing to Iori.
Ryo is being introduced to Makoto by Ritsuko for the preparation and training for his audition match with Eri and Ai. Photos are taken by paparazzi, saying that Makoto was having a "Love Love Date" with the new idol (Ryo)...
Makoto x Ryo, the perfect combination? XD

Reverse-trap x trap FTW!
Yes! I'd love to see this pairing as well! XD

Although, I think if Makoto and Ryo start going out, people would mistake Makoto as the guy and Ryo as the girl! :D
I could already see it now. In the end, Makoto and Ryo is going to be pretty awkward with each other. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 27, 2009, 11:59:13 am
The DS characters looks pretty messed up X_X
Ryou being a trap
Eri a hikikomori(i'm not sure but she's like a lesbian at the manga)
Ai is a teen pregnancy child  ???
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 27, 2009, 12:41:32 pm
The DS characters looks pretty messed up X_X
If this game ever has a sequel or an extension, we'll probably be seeing more....may I say, 'bizarre,' characters. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 27, 2009, 12:53:16 pm
If this game ever has a sequel or an extension, we'll probably be seeing more....may I say, 'bizarre,' characters. XD
Yeah, Its just a comment anyways
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 29, 2009, 08:15:55 pm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_touch_makoto.jpg)
Ryo, I know what you are going to do!

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/182/182278/ (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/182/182278/)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on July 29, 2009, 08:18:54 pm
DONT DO IT RYO DONT NNNNNNN
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on July 29, 2009, 09:17:07 pm
DONT DO IT RYO DONT NNNNNNN
うん、うん。

nowano
Thanks for the link. There's a lot of new stuff to read about again.

Suki Daisuki, MarxMayhem
Thanks for the feedback, guys.
Speaking of the translation. I've just done the last page of that article. I'm sorry for the delays. It looks like I tend to put off the things I've started lately. This time the translation is a bit messy. I'm sorry if there are mistakes, you'll have to correct me. It's that the last page turned out to be quite difficult language-wise. You can see it by the long list of unknown words I wrote out along the way.

(page 89)


G’s magazine is serious about im@s.

Waiting for one’s turn forever. im@s waiting room. The 1st hour.
Starting from this issue, we open up a fan page with whole lotta love for im@s. This time we answer questions about im@s DS that you’re most worried about.

控え室(ひかえしつ)- waiting room
全開(ぜんかい)- full throttle

Q. I’m after im@s now but I’m afraid it’s a bit too late for me.
(15 y.o,. Kuh)
A. Now that the series got a new expansion you have the chance to get onboard.
Yeah, it’s a bit too late to become a fan now, though you must be feeling really fascinated with im@s after reading this article… haha, if you really think so, then worry not!
Now let us take the opportunity to present im@s DS in im@s world, that is to show the plans for new developments with 3 axes as it is shown below. If you become a fan of the series now you actually have a great change to support the new projects from the beginning.

新展開(しんてんかい)- new twist
惹く(ひく)- to attract

•  この映画には実に心惹かれる。
This movie is very fascinating to me.

軸(じく)- axis, shaft

The developing im@s world shown in 3 axes.

From now on, the whole im@s world will be developing in the way it’s shown on the chart to the right (see below for translation – Nick). im@s world is expanding in 3 dimentions around 3 axes with new developments centered about the announcements of new products that continue the series, music, media, and finally, im@s DS and other new games (uh, this sentence is kinda too long but that’s how it was in the original – Nick).

立体的(りったいてき)- 3-dimentional

拡大(かくだい)- magnification

(center axis)
“im@s sequel with 765 onstage”

(expansion axis)
“New game projects/distribution of downloadable content”

(development axis)
“Media projects and idols’ musical activities (career)”

Q. The simulation games are kinda difficult, I’m pretty much confused with them.
(15 y.o., hole digger)
A. Now that the game has become an adventure it’s even easier and more simple to understand than before.
Unlike the previous series, this game doesn’t use complex schedule planning. Since it’s an adventure game it’s made mainly to let you enjoy the storyline. The difficulty of lessons with action component has also gone down. The intuitive control system with touch-pen is easy to understand, and it looks like a million bucks. That means the game is very user-friendly, it’s suitable even for those who are generally bad at difficult game controls.

調整(ちょうせい)- regulation
難易度(なんいど)- degree (level) of difficulty
直感的(ちょっかんてき)- intuitive

Q. This time it’s 2D, isn’t? Won’t the game lose its expressiveness?
(18 y.o., Roson(Lawson))
A. The expressiveness is alive and kicking, now in 2D-like picture.
We have developed a lot of materials for im@s DS to use them exclusively in 2D and nowhere else. Lip-sync and eye-blinking are fully recreated.

素材(そざい)- raw materials
瞬き(まばたき)- wink, blink
口パク(くちぱく)- lip-sync

Q. Does the game feature the idols from previous games? Because you’ll get a punishment if it doesn’t!
(14 y.o., Deko (forehead – you know who it is – Nick))
A. They are featured as your sempai idols.
In im@s DS the girls from 765 Pro appear as sempai idols, famous in the show business world. You can meet Haruka, Ritsuko, Chihaya and Co!

芸能界(げいのうかい)- world of show business
-
First time in history! We start a writer column and readers’ page. And it’ll be continued……(maybe)!?

(taking pictures) The things that were photographed are shown on TV as they are, without editing.
Turned around, it means that this is a column which pours the writers’ love for im@s as it is.

撮ってだし - taking photos
無編集(むへんしゅう)- without editing
転じる(てんじる)- to turn, to shift
前代未聞(ぜんだいみもん)- unheard of, unprecedented
重度(じゅうど)- heavy

Patients heavily addicted to im@s appear! The idols are my girls.
“Hello. I’m AstP and I’m a very sick with im@s, to the point that I play it instead of going to work.
 I was called to talk about the charm of idom@ster but it’s impossible to tell you about it in such a number of letters.  Well if I were to put it into a few words, it’s probably the contentment that you realize when you look at how your idol grows. At the time when you’re not known, it’s really disastrous if you try to go to do business in a bonanza live house, or if you fall at the stage. But don’t be discouraged! If you get through the lessons, you’ll perform better at the stage, your business will become awesome, and your fans will increase in number, too. With that, the atmosphere of gaining popularity seems to consist in looking at the growth of your pupils, you get really happy and excited. And you know, they do become dear to you almost to the point that you want to pet them for real.

重症(じゅうしょう)- serious illness
ぼろい - profitable
ライブハウス - live house, club with live music
悲惨(ひさん)-disastrous, tragic
こける - to fall
めげる - to be discouraged
我が子(わがこ)- one’s own child

Thought, the backside of it is that in your retired life you can end up weeping bitterly every time.

引退(いんたい)- retire
羽目になる(はめー)- to be stuck with, to end up (place/doing something)
 
There’s one more thing. The way the idols move is very cute! And it goes without saying that the video recordings of dances on the stage are very popular, if you look at a certain site.


•  今さらいうまでもない
【形】obvious

But the real cuteness appears when you see the girls’ moves when they talk. It’s like when they giggle, make a doubtful look, the “Huh?” expression, or when they cross their arms thinking. Of course, they are pretty outgoing but it’s actually awesome (continued outside margins)

(black text to the left) The points that you’re concerned about this time.
(in large font, pink, to the left, above the screenshot) Huh? The mommy is cute, isn’t she?
Mai-san is “my waifu”. Now that she’s back to business, will mother and child confront each other?
(in large font, blue, center) Shatchou-san?! Is it really the president?
The president this time is this person! …Well, I don’t mind. This staring look is awesome.
(in large font, green, to the right) The manager who is sorta in place of Kotori-san?
The sort of manager from 876 Pro is a woman. I smell Yukiho here…

仕草(しぐさ)-behavior
欄外(らんがい)- margins
ゲルピン - money-shortage crisis
見切る(みきる)- to see everything
食み出し(はみだし)- jutting out of bounds

(The money-shortage crisis) It’s about running out of money. Or, turned around, it means the page by the readers for whom we even bought presents with the last money we had.
A. Hehe, hello there! So it’s finally the start of im@s fanpage. I’d like some 100 pages of it.

(Handwritten at the picture) I tried to draw ‘love’ in text for the first time.
(comment) Illustrations and text messages are both accepted. The hotter the more useful.
(editorial) No way! How much do you want to write?!
A. But I tell you, no matter how much we talk it’s never enough. Because it’s im@s, after all.
(editorial) OK, then. Let’s talk about it together with the readers.
A. Then send me your love to im@s! And give presents to top performers, like im@s goods signed by Mr Tanaka, Producer of im@s DS.

採用(さいよう)- use
贈呈(ぞうてい)- presentation

(Going as far as one can. The jutted out column) In truth, you have a feeling that the girls are right in front of you, as if they were real. No…you don’t have that feel but they do live on the screen, that’s for sure. But there’s indeed a difference between 2D and 3D. I wonder if they are really going to jump out of the screen on you. (hey, you know, that’s really long! You’ve used up the whole space – by editorial staff)

-
This was the last page of the article from G's magazine #8, 2009. So, my work is done here.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on July 30, 2009, 11:14:55 am
That's some hard translating. Thanks Nick! :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on July 31, 2009, 07:30:05 pm
New iM@S DS PV:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7781545 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7781545)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on August 01, 2009, 01:10:00 am
Rewind Pause and Fast-Foward?
Is this an MAD tool now or something?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 01, 2009, 01:55:33 am
So cheering mode is like that?
For me it's a bit boring
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on August 01, 2009, 09:22:50 am
If this place is accurate, Ai's song is called ALIVE: http://876pro.jp/%E6%A5%BD%E6%9B%B2/

They announce it someplace without putting a preview up or summat
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 01, 2009, 04:07:03 pm
If this place is accurate, Ai's song is called ALIVE: http://876pro.jp/%E6%A5%BD%E6%9B%B2/

They announce it someplace without putting a preview up or summat
You are in the right place. :)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ds_news_3d03.jpg)
Anyway, this was announced in the news last month.
Info of the song remains unknown.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 01, 2009, 05:32:56 pm
DAZZRING WORLD. DAT ENGRISH.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on August 01, 2009, 08:09:28 pm
Hai, Daazuringu waarudo nano da.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 03, 2009, 11:27:25 am
LOL I just noticed that! What's written there is Dazzring World Oh my..
I just noticed why japanese people don't want foreigners in their apartments.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on August 03, 2009, 05:03:01 pm
Dazzring World LOL!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 03, 2009, 11:27:52 pm
I like how the new PV has a lot of stuff that the old PV had in it. At least send us some really new material OTL

though, is putting 3 DS' next to each other like that the only way to get a trio performance or wha? >> (if it says so in one of the articles posted, sorry. I can't understand Japanese XD)

Though, what really finalized my pre-order on this game...(weirdest reason, too) the fact that the Cosmic & Funny costumes light up again. *shot*
I was so disappointed the first time I played SP and realized they didn't. XDD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 05, 2009, 09:46:11 am
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_eri_story.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 05, 2009, 09:50:21 am
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_eri_story.jpg)
:o That female producer looks wonderful
Cineria looks like a good girl (I maybe smelling a trap)
Eri looks emo  :-\
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on August 05, 2009, 04:28:31 pm
^

Wow thanks for those pics!! ;D

Idolm@ster: Dearly Stars (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-4jgc-71-9g-49-en-15-idolmaster-84-j-70-3gui.html) will be available on September 17th(its almost next month!!)..I hope this game would be good!! ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 05, 2009, 06:29:22 pm
The blonde-pigtail girl (I unno, if I'm reading it right, seineria?) looks cute but it almost looks like she's plotting something.

yaaaay for giant preview-pages with big pictures~!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on August 06, 2009, 06:05:02 am
I could already smell some chaos yuri in the midst. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 06, 2009, 10:11:04 am
lol female producer
also cyneria reminds me of misa from deathnote :K
i bet shes gonna one of the other idols in the other ds games.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 06, 2009, 06:50:37 pm
Reminds me of that Dream Club character, whatever her name is.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on August 07, 2009, 01:06:24 am
I have a feeling Cineria is a fan of Eri from her net celebrity days...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 07, 2009, 01:27:14 am
I have a feeling Cineria is a fan of Eri from her net celebrity days...
Maybe you get to ask Cineria that soon.  :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 07, 2009, 03:32:58 pm
Clear scan version.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_eri_story_clear.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 07, 2009, 03:47:04 pm
I have a feeling Cineria is a fan of Eri from her net celebrity days...
It does say on the image that the girl's a online friend of Eri's during her Net-idol days and that they video-chatted often with each other.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on August 07, 2009, 11:41:11 pm
Nice, now there's more new characters.

lol, I wonder if they'll finally show us how 765Pro/President looks like? XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on August 08, 2009, 01:29:22 am
Dazzring World LOL!
(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/chihayaxyayoi/c20090730_imasds_04_cs1w1_256x384co.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on August 08, 2009, 03:04:15 am
It does say on the image that the girl's a online friend of Eri's during her Net-idol days and that they video-chatted often with each other.
Looks like I was right, in a way.
And I just noticed the silhouette on one of the pages. I wonder who that could be? ???
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 08, 2009, 03:41:13 am
Looks like I was right, in a way.
And I just noticed the silhouette on one of the pages. I wonder who that could be? ???
You mean Ali Al-Saachez Ishikawa, the boss of 876pro?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on August 08, 2009, 05:47:29 am
Nice, now there's more new characters.

lol, I wonder if they'll finally show us how 765Pro/President looks like? XD

All the males in the series so far are shadowed out, except for Ryo, who looks like a girl.

Thus, the lady president must look like a man.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 08, 2009, 06:26:11 am
Dearly Station #2.5
Part 1: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249663858 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249663858)
Part 2: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249664202 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249664202)
Part 3: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249663858 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249663858)

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on August 08, 2009, 07:05:46 am
Correct link for Part 3, since it's linked wrong on NicoDouga: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249664889
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 08, 2009, 09:09:13 pm
Correct link for Part 3, since it's linked wrong on NicoDouga: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1249664889
Thx Ben! :)

More:
iM@S SP TVCM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T32J_0pE9rQ)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Ms.DD on August 08, 2009, 10:27:26 pm
Can someone dump some Cineria images (if there are any...)? I would like to see more of her.
Also, did that magazine scan say anything about her? Who does she produce? How old is she?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 08, 2009, 10:28:55 pm
She doesn't produce anyone, she's Eri's friend.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Demeter on August 09, 2009, 07:53:17 am
I just found a self-introduction video on NicoNico, here's the link:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7440245
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 09, 2009, 03:38:20 pm
I just found a self-introduction video on NicoNico, here's the link:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm7440245

That's the Wii downloadable content for DS "iM@S DS Special Interview".

Web version of the Famitsu report on Eri.
http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html (http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 09, 2009, 05:03:24 pm
That's the Wii downloadable content for DS "iM@S DS Special Interview".

Web version of the Famitsu report on Eri.
ttp://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html (http://ttp://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html)

I got redirected to the strangest link ever when I clicked on that.

http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 09, 2009, 05:47:58 pm
Thanks for the notice, link fixed. ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 10, 2009, 10:14:03 pm
Love Eri's outfit in that pic :3
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on August 11, 2009, 08:14:20 am
I got redirected to the strangest link ever when I clicked on that.

http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1226507_1407.html


Thanks for the link... ;D Eri's does look cute...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 11, 2009, 12:33:13 pm
Even w/out that link Eri's still cute.
But still thanks for the link Eri looks more cuter  :D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 15, 2009, 10:34:12 am
Dearly Station #3
Part 1: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250306134 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250306134)
Part 2: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250306072 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250306072)
Part 3: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305971 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305971)
Part 4: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305800 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305800)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 15, 2009, 02:43:19 pm
I'm starting to wish this game was about Eri only.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: blake307 on August 15, 2009, 03:20:09 pm
I'm starting to wish this game was about Eri only.

I kind of agree with that. But I like Ai and Ryo too.

Even w/out that link Eri's still cute.
But still thanks for the link Eri looks more cuter  :D

Eri is cute indeed. Plus Her voice is pretty cute too.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 15, 2009, 05:29:16 pm
I kinda like that part of Ai at the beginning..."にこにこ、どがーっ!"
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 15, 2009, 08:08:35 pm
Part 4: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305800 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1250305800)
Oh wow, that's a great slow song. I didn't expect Ai's voice to be good at those.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on August 15, 2009, 08:45:05 pm
Holy shit.

I don't even like Ai that much but
goddamn. I hope she sings like that on shiny smile.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: PharyngotympanicTube on August 15, 2009, 08:56:37 pm
Wow.  :o
I did not expect ALIVE to sound like that. I can't wait for Eri's version. :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 15, 2009, 10:06:03 pm
I agree. Her voice is surprisingly good o.o It's a beautiful song  :) I can't wait to hear the other characters sing it, too. I really want to hear Ryo's version XD

[edit] also, something else I'm looking forward to; look how colorful these stages are. The PSP version had a few that I really liked (but can never find the auditions for, ahaha), but these are some really cool stages. And the colorful song-title banners, too~
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 15, 2009, 10:48:01 pm
probably the fact that almost anyone can sing slow songs good :K
though i still have to give ai some props for that
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 16, 2009, 12:57:35 am
probably the fact that almost anyone can sing slow songs good :K
Not yayoi. Her aoi tori sounds like death to me.

Ritsuko and Haruka also have problems on some (Tonari ni especially)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 16, 2009, 01:51:07 am
Yeah, I think that not everyone sounds good at every song, even slow ones.

Ami and Mami are my favorites, and I don't like their 9:02PM, or Yayoi-tori.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 16, 2009, 01:53:53 am
Not yayoi. Her aoi tori sounds like death to me.

Ritsuko and Haruka also have problems on some (Tonari ni especially)

lol yes, yayoi tori sounds like death
but i did say 'almost anyone'
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 16, 2009, 05:57:28 am
can someone match up which lady is which in these pictures (orz)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_01.jpg)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_02.jpg)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/character/img/ai_img3_04.jpg) <- lol stoner, both of them
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on August 16, 2009, 05:58:50 am
^Now... one people-- an idol is missing~
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 16, 2009, 06:04:51 am
can someone match up which lady is which in these pictures (orz)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_01.jpg)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_02.jpg)
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/character/img/ai_img3_04.jpg) <- lol stoner, both of them
Ai's mother is on the 'top screen' of the first picture with Ai in it.
I dunno about the other two, though :s
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on August 16, 2009, 07:22:47 am
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_01.jpg)
^Upper one: ELLI-- Eri's Producer.
(http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/character/img/ai_img3_04.jpg)
^the upper one, isn't she is Ryo's producer?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 16, 2009, 07:24:54 am
wow, they all have different producers?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on August 16, 2009, 09:02:33 am
wow, they all have different producers?
That's... I don't know, but it seems the 3 of them is the producers of the 3 new idols.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 16, 2009, 09:19:26 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/game/img/gameImg1_01.jpg
^Upper one: ELLI-- Eri's Producer.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/ds/character/img/ai_img3_04.jpg
^the upper one, isn't she is Ryo's producer?

Why're people calling Ozaki Reiko 'ELLIE' anyways? :0
O/T why's ELLIE filed under 876 staff on the wiki as well?

Also that other person, Okamoto, is a manager.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 16, 2009, 09:26:32 am
no, not different producers.
the girl with the glasses, ozaki is the manager of the productions

the other one with the long hair is the producer of 876 productions, more specifically, eri's producer.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 16, 2009, 10:34:56 am
no, not different producers.
the girl with the glasses, ozaki is the manager of the productions

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7342/44145546.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 16, 2009, 11:23:39 am
...lmao XD excuse me for mixing up the names.
<-- not too interested in the DS title
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 16, 2009, 01:11:19 pm
As I understand it, each of the idols is paired up with his/her own mentor or moral support character.

Ryo has the 876 manager Okamoto, who knows Ritsuko from before.

Eri has Ozaki, the freelance producer who discovered Eri's talents.

Ai has her mother. Good luck.



Contrary to most people, it seems, I didn't like Alive at all. I usually don't like the slow songs, and this one was not good even compared to other slow ones. But to each his/her own, and at least it's true that Ai-chan sounded a little better than she did before. :)

Eri's performance of Hello!! was very good I thought. Voice-wise she's already among my favourites out of all the idols.



O/T why's ELLIE filed under 876 staff on the wiki as well?

Trance Blossom put that in a few days ago.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on August 16, 2009, 04:40:55 pm
Oh, so not different producers? Okay then. Wait, isn't ELLIE is Eri's Inter/net name?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Mabz on August 16, 2009, 05:19:43 pm
Oh, so not different producers? Okay then. Wait, isn't ELLIE is Eri's Inter/net name?
Just to reitierate the info so far:

Eri's support is Ozaki Reiko, Eri's screen name while a net idol was Ellie. Unless Eri has a secret Perfect Blue like plot going on she is the least hyped of the three idols.

Ai's support is her Mother who also gave birth to Ai at a very young age. (The thing that pops up in my head is if Nozomi Tsuji, of former Mini Moni fame, daughter becomes a pop star later in life ><)

Ryo's support is Okamoto Nami who seems to just playing by ear the situation with Ryo.  From what I see Ryo is just a victim of circumstance and hasn't realy thought how being the girliest of girl's will prove your masculinety.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 23, 2009, 07:17:48 pm
iM@S DS Advertisement Poster.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imas_ds_ad.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 23, 2009, 07:21:45 pm
That's a blurry looking poster.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 23, 2009, 07:30:23 pm
That's a flat looking girl on the right :V
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on August 23, 2009, 07:34:05 pm
That's a blurry looking poster.
Well, this is actually a magazine scan, but I hope they will make it a poster...That'd be cool.  ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on August 24, 2009, 01:44:25 am
That's a flat looking girl on the right :V
So I wasn't the only one that noticed. ;)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on August 24, 2009, 08:31:12 am
I could totally use that pic there for a sig. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 24, 2009, 05:10:06 pm
If I were to lose the game cartridge, I'd also lose my save of the game.
That's terrible, does the DSi have some way to manage save data? It probably doesn't but I'm just wondering.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on August 24, 2009, 05:19:00 pm
Really loving Eri's song. Also, do I see flashing lights in the cosmic & funny outfits return in DS? Nice. While I've never played the 360 iM@S, watching the videos always had me missing the flashing lights in SP.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Mabz on August 24, 2009, 06:15:45 pm
If I were to lose the game cartridge, I'd also lose my save of the game.
That's terrible, does the DSi have some way to manage save data? It probably doesn't but I'm just wondering.
Unless the game is utilizing the SD card, you just get the limited space that is on the Game card. I realy don't know how far ahead they thought about this game or if it is simply the jumping board to introduce game concepts for there next console iterations.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on August 24, 2009, 09:42:17 pm
If I were to lose the game cartridge, I'd also lose my save of the game.
That's terrible, does the DSi have some way to manage save data? It probably doesn't but I'm just wondering.
Not that I know of, unless what Mabz said may turn out to be true.
Sadly, one of the disadvantages of having cartridges...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 24, 2009, 09:55:09 pm
You two just repeated what I said but included SD storage in it, I do know the DSi has SD card capability but it can't back the saves up right?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 25, 2009, 12:18:15 am
I do know the DSi has SD card capability but it can't back the saves up right?
Nope you can't backup saves without any 3rd party hardware, not sure if there's already a newer version of an Action Replay, or something similar, or if an older version of the thing works on a DSi handheld or DSi games, but you can back up saves of older games with one.

Or you could always use a flash card :0
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 25, 2009, 05:00:48 am
Really loving Eri's song. Also, do I see flashing lights in the cosmic & funny outfits return in DS? Nice. While I've never played the 360 iM@S, watching the videos always had me missing the flashing lights in SP.
I agree with you absolutely. The flashing lights on those costumes were part of what made me love them so much :3
I was kinda disappointed when I started SP and realized the costumes didn't light up XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on August 26, 2009, 02:08:08 am
I've had a DS for years and never lost a game, I mean unless you're really bad with losing things...if nothing else, you could just keep it in the cartridge it came in.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 26, 2009, 02:28:58 am
I don't lose games either, I just know someone on this forum will do it.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 27, 2009, 04:09:16 am
Hopefully we'll be more careful with such an expensive DS game, yes? I'll be terrified if anyone loses iM@S DS XD

But I can go guilty as charged; I have lost 2 DS games before, when I first got my DS. ^^;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on August 28, 2009, 07:32:02 am
I don't lose games either, I just know someone on this forum will do it.
Flashkarts to the rescue!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 28, 2009, 04:28:34 pm
It could be, but that'll be illegal regardless if you own the game or not.
Everyone that's been telling you it's legal if you own the game is lying, you're not even allowed to have a "back up".
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on August 28, 2009, 11:12:33 pm
That's a flat looking girl on the right :V
DUUUDEE
I JUST noticed that goodlord
My brain hurts
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on August 29, 2009, 09:38:51 am
It could be, but that'll be illegal regardless if you own the game or not.
Everyone that's been telling you it's legal if you own the game is lying, you're not even allowed to have a "back up".
In some countries, it is legal to have a game backup. As far as in the US, it is legal. Same goes for Canada.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on August 29, 2009, 04:27:48 pm
In some countries, it is legal to have a game backup. As far as in the US, it is legal. Same goes for Canada.
Learn2google

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Private ownership

In some countries, it is legal for an individual to personally make backup copies of a game they own. Individuals may make backup copies for various reasons, perhaps as insurance against losing the game or as redundancy in the event that the original game's medium becomes unreadable. See the section on ROMs and Preservation.

However, in the U.S. it has been illegal since 1983 for a user to create their own backups of video game ROMs onto other cartridges. This was decided in the court case of Atari v. JS&A. JS&A (http://people.bu.edu/ebortman/index/atari-js&a.htm) manufactured a "game backup" device that allowed users to dump their Atari ROMs onto a blank cartridge. JS&A argued that the archival rule allowed for this. The court disagreed, noting that ROM media was not subject to the same volatility as magnetic media (for which the law was created). Thus, not being so relatively vulnerable, ROMs were not applicable under section 17 USC 117(a)(2).

Some games companies, such as Nintendo, print warnings inside their game manuals that they do not allow users to make backup or archival copies. Whether or not these warnings in this specific form can be considered valid contracts is legally questionable.
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Video Game Roms are not subject to the same standards that apply to Magnetic media (floppy disks, hard drives) and the copying of a rom image for the purpose of "backups" has been illegal since 1983, as decided in US court case Atari v. JS&A.
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Many people fall back on the Fair use (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html) doctrine in the Unites Stated copyright law, stating that one is only allowed to have a back-up of a medium if one uses it for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research and certain conditions are met. However in the US making back-ups has been illegal since 1983.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: curriegrad2004 on August 29, 2009, 07:55:21 pm
Well, Canada still allows you to do that.

And technically you can make a ROM backup legally in the US using that Fair use doctrine. My reason for this is that the game is stored in a flash chip, not a masked ROM. Back in the Atari days all the games were stored in a Masked ROM.

A masked ROM and a flash chip are two different things here, so technically the flashkarts may be legal in the first place, but with the DCMA in place I doubt that flashkarts could be 'legal'.

EDIT: After googling more, the issue of flashkarts are debatable. Some people say it's illegal, some people say it's in the grey area.

Reasons for this is that the NDS cartridges are most likely using NAND Chips and those chips can be re-programmed, thus treated as recordable media. Fair Use doctrine may still apply here, but any good lawyer can lie to the judge to sway his decision on NAND is not a recordable media.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 30, 2009, 06:08:11 pm
I know this is a tad off-topic to the flash-stuff, but I asked this on the old forum and forgot the answer OTL
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/Moniquekat/ART%20ADVISORIN/zzgmy.png)
in this picture, the bottom-right screenshot is camera choices, right? I haven't seen anything about duo or trios in the previews/Dearly Station videos, so what are there 3 columns for (heck, I don't know if you can tell by the blurb of text under the screenshot)?

Also...the new songs are "ALIVE", "Dazzling World", and "プリコグ", right? Since the song menu (a la izquierda) is full except for one song and none of those are in it...are they only going to be able to sing their respective "character" songs? o_o
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on August 30, 2009, 07:30:03 pm
in this picture, the bottom-right screenshot is camera choices, right? I haven't seen anything about duo or trios in the previews/Dearly Station videos, so what are there 3 columns for (heck, I don't know if you can tell by the blurb of text under the screenshot)?
Actually the screenshot shows the choreography customization interface, but the camera work interface is mostly identical to that anyway.
As far as I can tell the columns are there to allow you to set a sequence of up to three camera angles for each part/line of the song. One of the previews (can't remember which) at some point showed a screen that allowed the player to specify the exact timing of the camera switches, so I guess the columns are flexible.

Also...the new songs are "ALIVE", "Dazzling World", and "プリコグ", right? Since the song menu (a la izquierda) is full except for one song and none of those are in it...are they only going to be able to sing their respective "character" songs? o_o
Dunno, but I'm 99% certain there was either a screenshot or a video with the song menu showing 10 songs (3 of which were ? ? ?'ed) instead of only 8...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 30, 2009, 07:35:39 pm
Actually the screenshot shows the choreography customization interface, but the camera work interface is mostly identical to that anyway.
As far as I can tell the columns are there to allow you to set a sequence of up to three camera angles for each part/line of the song. One of the previews (can't remember which) at some point showed a screen that allowed the player to specify the exact timing of the camera switches, so I guess the columns are flexible.
Dunno, but I'm 99% certain there was either a screenshot or a video with the song menu showing 10 songs (3 of which were ? ? ?'ed) instead of only 8...
all I can read (and understand, haha) is "camera work" (カメラワーク) under the picture, so I guessed it was the camera stuff. That'll be really interesting to see play out in the game, for sure.

and yeah, the article I took this from was from...a few months ago, so maybe that's just like a work-in-progress screenshot? (to get everyone excited that Kiramekirari is in the game!)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on August 30, 2009, 07:55:22 pm
and yeah, the article I took this from was from...a few months ago, so maybe that's just like a work-in-progress screenshot? (to get everyone excited that Kiramekirari is in the game!)
Yeah, either that, or the other one could've been a work-in-progress screen... but lets hope not.

EDIT: found the screenshot I meant, its in this very thread on page 4. The text next to it says "Apart from the 7 songs available from the start, 3 hidden songs have been prepared. In order to use them... ...?" So I guess that suggests each of them is able to sing all 10 songs?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 30, 2009, 08:05:18 pm
Yeah, either that, or the other one could've been a work-in-progress screen... but lets hope not.

EDIT: found the screenshot I meant, its in this very thread on page 4. The text next to it says "Apart from the 7 songs available from the start, 3 hidden songs have been prepared. In order to use them... ...?" So I guess that suggests each of them should be able to sing all 10 songs?

Yes, that scan is more recent than the one Doriru-san referred to, isn't it?

Also, I've taken for granted all the time that the Dearly Stars will perform as a trio in-game, at least as a final performance, but I guess this has been neither confirmed nor denied yet, then.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on August 30, 2009, 08:38:16 pm
Also, I've taken for granted all the time that the Dearly Stars will perform as a trio in-game, at least as a final performance, but I guess this has been neither confirmed nor denied yet, then.
Unthinkable! As Takagi-shachou has told us countless times over, only one will be able to stand at the summit of the idol world! ;)

...but honestly, don't count on it... If the DS had been able to handle duos or trios I'm sure Namco would've added it to the stage mode and shown it off by now. It'd be too big a selling point to waste by saving it only as an extra for the final performance, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 30, 2009, 08:40:40 pm
I just hope there's a trio performance option at some point XD The thing I missed most from SP (besides the flashing costumes) was the ability to have duos and trios.
It just expands on everything that you can do in the game. Even with just 3 characters to choose from, there's a lot of options for different sounding songs and different looking performances :D

the only evidence against this is that there hasn't been any duos or trios shown in any of the previews. But, then again, there's probably quite a few gameplay bits we haven't seen.

It's so hard to say. XD

Oh, and Nanashi-san; there was a different idol-likesomethingoranother for the DS (Kirarin Revolution or...something, I don't remember).
Someone posted a youtube video to the ad while we were still guessing how the stage performances would look XD
I'm sure iM@S has things that the other game didn't, but that game was able to handle 3 people on one stage, so I don't think they'd leave out the feature due to limits.
They'd leave it out to make us buy the 360 game or wait until 2nd Vision console game, maybe...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 30, 2009, 09:08:20 pm
Unthinkable! As Takagi-shachou has told us countless times over, only one will be able to stand at the summit of the idol world! ;)

...but honestly, don't count on it... If the DS had been able to handle duos or trios I'm sure Namco would've added it to the stage mode and shown it off by now. It'd be too big a selling point to waste by saving it only as an extra for the final performance, wouldn't it?


Yes, that's obviously true. Still, I thought that maybe to include one or a few not-so-customisable trio performances in story mode would not be as demanding as a trio stage mode. But I guess that too would have been known by now.

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on August 30, 2009, 10:37:56 pm
You don't need much under the hood to do a trio of.....those things you seem to interpret as idols. All I see are blobs of pixels.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 30, 2009, 11:49:38 pm
You don't need much under the hood to do a trio of.....those things you seem to interpret as idols. All I see are blobs of pixels.
You sound a bit butthurt there, son.
Want to sit down and take a deep breath? Of course you would!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on August 31, 2009, 01:02:17 am
You make me angry. I think I'll challenge you to a multiplayer game.

iM@S DS
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on August 31, 2009, 01:58:05 am
You make me angry. I think I'll challenge you to a multiplayer game.

iM@S DS

http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu254/Laburey/dsmp.jpg (ecchi)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Demeter on September 01, 2009, 05:23:48 am
Dearly Station #4 is up on Nicovideo ^^

Part 1: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251641649
Part 2: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251642008
Part 3: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251642217
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 01, 2009, 07:25:51 am
lmao as usual nakamura eririn sounds like shes has ADHD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 01, 2009, 02:45:22 pm
Hey, can anyone lend a quick translate? What happened to Ryo at the end of the chat between the 876 idols? What was he freaking out about? XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on September 01, 2009, 05:10:00 pm
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Part 3: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251642217
Yay, a trio performance after all? xD

Hey, can anyone lend a quick translate? What happened to Ryo at the end of the chat between the 876 idols? What was he freaking out about? XD
The idols were discussing what parts of the Dearly Stars game they're most looking forward to. Ai wants to design her own T-shirts, Eri wants to use Stage Edit to create her own performance videos and conquer the NicoM@s? rankings, and Ryo says he wants to play the Story Mode first. The other two then agree with Ryo because they want to get to know all kinds of things about eachother. Ryo, wondering if the girls will find out his secrets too, only then realizes that it'd actually be pretty bad if they played his story mode and found out.

... basically it seems like they just wanted to give us another chance to appreciate that "GYAOOOON!" sound Ryo likes to make.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Laburey on September 01, 2009, 05:19:53 pm
Yay, a trio performance after all? xD
When I watched it last night, I knew you were going to say that.  :)

Honestly, this installment wasn't really interesting, and they didn't do much. And the pervy labcoat guy with the pointing-stick wasn't even there. I thought that would be a good thing, but it wasn't.  :P
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 02, 2009, 12:49:05 am
One disappointing trio performance XDD I was watching that and was like "ohh, maybe they'll start by switching off the characters and then during the end part of the song it'll show a trio unit!"

So, unfortunately, I remain without the ability for duos and trios *shakefist*

thank you, Nanashi-san! That's pretty funny XD I wonder if they find out about him somewhere down the storyline...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Nanashi on September 02, 2009, 07:38:12 pm
When I watched it last night, I knew you were going to say that.  :)
Am I that predictable? T_T

By the way, what is Namco trying to tell us by having Ai's mom give her 13-year old daughter extra pocket money to buy a game rated ages 15 and up? I wonder if they're displeased with that rating...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 02, 2009, 10:47:52 pm
New scan. Nothing special this time...
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_sept_01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_sept_02.jpg)

Secret idol revealed?
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/vidavo_newidol.jpg)
A mysterious name which is never mentioned before appeared under Takane's name on the cover preview of the preorder magazine.
Sakurai Yumeko (桜井夢子), who might that be?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 03, 2009, 02:35:31 am
Sakurai Yumeko? She is...the selling point to get people to preorder the game so that they can get the magazine! :x *buried alive*

can someone tell me what the pink text over the screenshot in the bottom right corner of the last scan (phew) says, please? (the one with The iDOLM@STER album art and those camera angle/dance whatevers they are)

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on September 03, 2009, 02:54:28 am
can someone tell me what the pink text over the screenshot in the bottom right corner of the last scan (phew) says, please? (the one with The iDOLM@STER album art and those camera angle/dance whatevers they are)
Like nonowa mentioned before, there's not really anything new on those scans, including the pink text you want to know.
It basically tells you that one can edit dances; motions,  and costumes; patterns.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 03, 2009, 03:03:46 am
aww, I guess that the last thing now is to just wait for the game to come out. What, 15 days?

thank you, BT2 :3
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 03, 2009, 05:45:17 am
i like how it says on play-asia that my sisters copy of dearly stars was already shipped
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 03, 2009, 02:23:01 pm
well, the site does say that it can ship before the release date.

I wish they'd ship mine already because it's going to take up to the release date to get here =A=
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 03, 2009, 03:57:17 pm
I wish it never shipped period.

All hating aside, I find it funny how the previews for this game are as small as the DS screen itself...

Really can't see anything...=3=
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 03, 2009, 11:57:58 pm
All hating aside, I find it funny how the previews for this game are as small as the DS screen itself...

Really can't see anything...=3=

that much I WILL agree with you on. I hate how small the previews are. They're smallER than the DS screen itself.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 04, 2009, 10:12:52 am
Dearly Star “HELLO!!” PV ver.C
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251991087 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1251991087)
So Ai's nickname of 豆タンク (Bean tank) becomes official...

Dearly Star "Live Unit" Introduction
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1252022318 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1252022318)

More new characters from the PV...?
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/pv_newchara01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/pv_newchara02.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/hq_se.jpg)

This guys seems to be the director of someplace.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/newchara_director.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Suki Daisuki on September 04, 2009, 01:39:19 pm
maybe he is takagi shachou?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 04, 2009, 06:43:28 pm
the weird red girl in the first pic kinda looks like mai?
lmao no it doesnt say takagi on the name
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 04, 2009, 11:53:09 pm
the weird red girl in the first pic kinda looks like mai?
lmao no it doesnt say takagi on the name
she does, but isn't Mai's hair more reddish?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 05, 2009, 12:17:13 pm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Newchara_Takeda.jpg)   
The name of this new character is Takeda, and he's a music producer.

http://www.famitsu.com/blog/asami_ssg/ (http://www.famitsu.com/blog/asami_ssg/)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 05, 2009, 01:51:03 pm
In b4 all Chihaya fans rage over her boyfriend.

Also, what happened to that fully voiced feature that the game was flaunting around?

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 05, 2009, 02:09:02 pm
In b4 all Chihaya fans rage over her boyfriend.

Also, what happened to that fully voiced feature that the game was flaunting around?
He's going to be Ryo's boyfriend later in the game.

Only the idols are fully voiced.  :)


This is a scan from a manga magazine aiming at grade school ~ middle school girls.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/girlsmagazine_scan.jpg)
Total of 500 sets of iM@S DS + more will be given out as presents.
They are really trying to sell a CERO C recommanded game to kids... :o
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 05, 2009, 07:22:58 pm
In b4 all Chihaya fans rage over her boyfriend.


which is me of course

lol in that video, the music producer seems to toy with chihaya thinking shes stupid or something.
i like how shes has no clue whats going on.
especially ryo :K

shes talking as if they were both a バカップル
and if they were...
im going to throw away my 6 year long im@s fanship.

takeda produces songs, but sometimes he makes his own songs as well.
for a second there i misread the kanji and thought he was just a producer who just makes songs on the side, chihaya's producer more specifically, thank god im wrong.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: mahoshojo03 on September 06, 2009, 11:23:40 pm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/Newchara_Takeda.jpg)   
The name of this new character is Takeda, and he's a music producer.

http://www.famitsu.com/blog/asami_ssg/ (http://www.famitsu.com/blog/asami_ssg/)

Eh... Chihaya actually gets a boyfriend in IM@S DS?!

Yikes, can't even imagine how much Chihaya fanboys might rage over this... -__-;;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 06, 2009, 11:35:56 pm
Eh... Chihaya actually gets a boyfriend in IM@S DS?!

Yikes, can't even imagine how much Chihaya fanboys might rage over this... -__-;;

if she did then bandai namco would loose more than half their sales
hes a music producer whom chihaya is acquainted with, that is all.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 07, 2009, 06:40:14 am
I know it's quite random, but I'm quite pleased that male, non-idol characters finally get portraits and not just appear as silhouettes. XD


EDIT:

It probably won't happen, but I do wish that they finally show us how President Takagi and NamcoPro look like. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on September 07, 2009, 06:57:49 am
I know it's quite random, but I'm quite pleased that male, non-idol characters finally get portraits and not just appear as silhouettes. XD
Yea, but sadly, the side characters are all mutes... no voice actors.
Not really a fair trade off. :-\
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 07, 2009, 07:01:35 am
Oh really? Wow, that does suck! Especially since I can't read Japanese! (I rely on spoken Japanese to try and figure out what they're saying) XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on September 07, 2009, 07:33:53 am
Yea, a real shame... I would have like to hear what Mai sounded like. She WAS and idol, after all, so she should've sounded... quite appealing. ;)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 07, 2009, 07:35:28 am
yeah, mai should have been an exception at least.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 07, 2009, 08:52:44 am
We wouldn't have this problem if this was on the PSP. XD

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 07, 2009, 06:37:23 pm
We wouldn't have this problem if this was on the PSP. XD



Yes.

This. Enjoy your DS game that breaks its promises to you.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: blake307 on September 07, 2009, 07:23:35 pm
Yes.

This. Enjoy your DS game that breaks its promises to you.

I don't know. It looks alright storywise. And I personally think that Ryo's story is the best of the 3 characters.


(http://16.media.tumblr.com/4gXq2fvFFqfia9qzVhfbWZJ8o1_500.jpg)

The release of idolmaster DS is drawing near guys.  ;)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 07, 2009, 07:28:56 pm
Release? What are you talking about?
I already have mine
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 07, 2009, 07:58:55 pm
Release was so mediocre that not many people noticed it seems...

...unlike that awesome PSP game. Everyone woke up at 12am that day and knew it was out.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on September 07, 2009, 08:16:22 pm
Hey it'd be cool if you'd contribute something for once instead of trolling

Just saying

And I have no idea what you all are talking about, the game's not supposed to be about for another 10 days
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 07, 2009, 08:32:43 pm
Play-Asia has already shipped copies, with h4ataraxia already playing one.

Also, don't throw such dirty words around such as 'trolling' when you don't even seem to know the fine art of it. I have done none on this page.

Regardless, the fact that it's been out to the public way earlier from the actual release date with nobody causing much commotion is weird to me. Hence why I joked about no one caring.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 07, 2009, 08:52:47 pm
not technically mine
only played it for like a good 10 mins.
besides you all know how I'm against the existence of the DS game.

Its my sisters copy, shes addicted that excuse of a IM@S DS game all day.

does this answer your question?
(http://i29.tinypic.com/wqr13b.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 07, 2009, 09:42:26 pm
not technically mine
only played it for like a good 10 mins.
besides you all know how I'm against the existence of the DS game.

Its my sisters copy, shes addicted that excuse of a IM@S DS game all day.

does this answer your question?
(http://i29.tinypic.com/wqr13b.jpg)
luuuuuuucky D:

I doubt it's the star of the iM@S series and have, really, but is it as bad as some have been making it seem? :o
[edit] ASIDE from you being against its existence. I mean, it doesn't make you cry tears of blood and want to hang yourself with last week's laundry.  :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on September 07, 2009, 09:58:18 pm
So I guess it doesn't meet the standards of the other two games, huh? Too bad...
I wonder how it's going to fare critically, though.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 07, 2009, 10:04:04 pm
Its a very simple game, dont even know why it gives you tutorials, aside from the image stats.
only played the first week for ryo though, till i got leeroy'd.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 07, 2009, 10:12:46 pm
Now I'm close to seeing if I should order this.  h4, for those who have like... uh... a beginner like Japanese understanding (I know that didn't make sense), is the game that simple that we could understand it x:?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on September 07, 2009, 10:25:25 pm
if you don't mind botching the communication events, it's probably okay.

I mean the other games' menus are so littered with english & katakana that if you understand those two, you should be able to navigate just fine.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 07, 2009, 10:30:45 pm
lessons are easy, very easy... well i only did the lyrics lesson, but judging for my sisters gameplay it looks like even a toddler can understand.
communication events, you need some japanese knowledge, actually since its a new game and no guides available for commu's your gonna need a lot of knowledge :[
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: mahoshojo03 on September 07, 2009, 11:30:28 pm
lessons are easy, very easy... well i only did the lyrics lesson, but judging for my sisters gameplay it looks like even a toddler can understand.
communication events, you need some japanese knowledge, actually since its a new game and no guides available for commu's your gonna need a lot of knowledge :[

I wonder, can you still pause the game while in the middle of lessons?
(because that's how I pretty much got a perfect lesson on most of my lyrics lessons in IM@S SP >.< )
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 08, 2009, 12:27:27 am
havent even bothered to pause the game, the lyric lesson doesnt even require pausing
but yeah you can pause during communication events. (got a perfect communication memory when i made ryo grope makoto)

edit: instead of perfect communication, they changed it to memory instead.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 08, 2009, 01:00:11 am
Well, pausing helps during lyric lessons, eeeespecially with kanji. XD

though, don't the lyric lessons require you to fill-in-the-blanks from memory? Like, it doesn't have the correct line sitting right above it anymore? *trying to remember from Dearly Station #X*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 08, 2009, 02:22:58 am
theres a few letters on the left and on the bottom theres the lyrics with few empty spaces, drag and drop with stylus to the correct place.
the faster you do it the better rank you get for the lesson, higher the rank the higher the image stat boost.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on September 08, 2009, 02:53:57 am
I wonder how many other people have their copy shipped.  Mine hasn't yet.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 08, 2009, 03:50:41 am
Hey it'd be cool if you'd contribute something for once instead of trolling

Just saying

And I have no idea what you all are talking about, the game's not supposed to be about for another 10 days

Scotty's right in that he's not trolling. He's just giving his opinion. You may not like it but he's entitled to it, just as you can say your own mind as long as it doesn't cross the line.

The only thing he's guilty of is sounding like a broken repeat button. Which isn't punishable either. I think.

Also, Play-Asia hasn't shipped my copy yet. I even had time to modify my order.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on September 08, 2009, 04:33:16 am
Dunno if mine has shipped yet, my dad's the person who I order stuff online through (he's the one with the credit card after all). It's also being shipped with my copy of Pokémon SoulSilver cause I'm not at home to impatiently wait for either game and I've gotta wait until the end of the month for my parents to bring my games up anyways, I've got some US-release games on pre-order that come out in the last two weeks. :P While I'll be jealous of everyone who gets their copies this week and next, at least I'll be getting it I guess. :P
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 08, 2009, 04:42:51 am
im low on budget so im going to emulate the johto remakes.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 08, 2009, 04:54:54 am
h4's sister is just special x:?

Uh I just ordered Dearly Stars today.  So... mine isn't even prepared yet.  Perhaps Play-asia isn't sending out that many copies yet (then again, I have no clue about shipping and stuff like that).

Hope I get DS00 and Dearly Stars at the same time.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 08, 2009, 04:55:39 am
H4ataraxia, did you (or your sister, rather?) preorder your copy really early or something? Maybe they shipped off a certain amount of them first? :s

I don't know, they haven't shipped mine yet. At this rate it'll arrive waaaay after the release date.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 08, 2009, 05:11:11 am
I don't think so...I preordered mine on the very same day that PA opened the order taking for DS. Since mine hasn't shipped, it has to be something other than the time we placed our order.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 08, 2009, 05:37:00 am
lol i dont know really, its not mine and im against the existence of it.
probably ordered few days after it was up on play asia?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 08, 2009, 05:42:30 am
For those who already have the game (probably only one person), does the game work on a DS Lite? I just want to make sure before purchasing my own copy. :D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 08, 2009, 05:49:02 am
"I didn't order it off play-asia, you were looking at my order of IM@S SP which was already shipped long ago, not DS. I ordered my copy off Spin-fusion, the import store next to game play. Games stores receive their games two weeks early, and Spin-fusion being a private owned business they can sell games before the release date, and corporate game stores like Gamestop and EB games can't because they have a contract with the corporation. Thats how you got halo 3 a week before release. Hyper Game also has the DS game in stock across Sawtelle Plaza in East LA, dont know if they're selling it though."

For those who already have the game (probably only one person), does the game work on a DS Lite? I just want to make sure before purchasing my own copy. :D

Yes it does, the game is region free. But if you want to play it on DSi for DSi features, you're going to need a japanese DSi because DSi's are region locked.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 08, 2009, 06:01:10 am
Ah, I see. That's good to hear.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 09, 2009, 02:46:06 pm
New Famitsu scan:
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_fami_sakura00.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_fami_sakura01.jpg)

Sakurai Yumeko:
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_fami_sakura02.jpg)

Famitsu's rating of the game:
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/imasds_fami_rating.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 09, 2009, 03:00:30 pm
so what's Sakurai's role in the game  ???

"aidoru wo, sakurai yumeko wo, yoroshiku desu"?
She's a role model idol, maybe? Or a playable one! nah, wishful thinking.

What's the speech bubble say?

(editeditedit) whoa. Looking closer at the article...Ai finds out Ryo's a boy and tells Eri? :o Well...I'm guessing from the screenshots, anyway.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 09, 2009, 10:40:17 pm
Casual scores for a casual game.

I can tell this game didn't even provide as much hype as the others have before their releases, despite all the surprises thrown in.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 09, 2009, 10:47:38 pm
the critics complain how quick and unappealing the auditions are, how the new change of not being a producer anymore is very hard to get used to if you played the previous titles; gives you a painful nostalgia feeling when seeing 765 idols, how basically the game and its aspects are pretty much made for girls; its a very very girly game, and how lesson, promotion, audition- gets very repetative, also how the characters are just low resolution sprites with only the eyes and mouth moving; the mouth only moves in one shape.

while the pros are:
great voice acting, the 3 idols character personalities are very appealing and unusual, great singing and the new songs are nice and addictive, the graphics for the stage performances are well made; good graphics considering the DS, great for someone who wants to try something new to the im@s series.

like nowano said, its a side story, also some aspects of it are a 'what if' story as well.
the game has nothing to do with the psp version, nor the xbox version.
making it feel like as if the game took place after SP, 961 idols have quit and joined 765 productions, also the 765 idols never had a producer and reached top idol on their own, as well as some strong changes in character personalities.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 10, 2009, 12:10:22 am
Ah well...Just for reference, Famitsu ratings of the iM@S Series:

Xbox360 "iDOLM@STER" 6/7/7/6 Total: 26
Xbox360 "THE DOLM@STER L4U!" 7/8/7/6 Total: 28
PSP "THE DOLM@STER SP" 7/8/8/8 Total: 31
DS  "THE DOLM@STER Dearly Stars" 7/8/8/7 Total: 30
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 10, 2009, 12:54:32 am
So...essentially, the DS game only ranked lower than the SP one? o.o Wow.

I guess their handheld games are doing pretty well! I guess they don't have to worry about having just handheld games "active" (though, SP is the only one that'll be recieving monthly DLC, huh?)

If it were me, I would've ranked both of the handheld ones lower for not having duo/trio performance ability XD

but, basically...the DS game is hard to play if you've been a fan from the beginning?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 10, 2009, 01:01:21 am
they're ranking in ds games category not overall.
obviously the xbox titles are way better, i mean come on, they would be fired for giving a higher rating.

so as a DS game, its pretty good in their opinion.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 10, 2009, 04:55:28 am
so what's Sakurai's role in the game  ???

"aidoru wo, sakurai yumeko wo, yoroshiku desu"?
She's a role model idol, maybe? Or a playable one! nah, wishful thinking.

What's the speech bubble say?
"ラブとか夢とか言っている場合ではありませんっ!"
"It is not the time to talk about love or dream! "

The first sentence is the main point of the speech bubble.
Some people interpret this sentence as a challenge to 2 other games lol.

Love---> Love Plus
Dream---> Dream Club

(editeditedit) whoa. Looking closer at the article...Ai finds out Ryo's a boy and tells Eri? :o Well...I'm guessing from the screenshots, anyway.
H4 provided a good review of the story below  :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on September 10, 2009, 09:29:45 am
Maybe Eri knew and Ai found out that she likes him...  just some wishful thinking.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 11, 2009, 01:10:41 am
Maybe Eri knew and Ai found out that she likes him...  just some wishful thinking.

That would be the most amazing thing that happened.  srsly.

and lol, Silly Ai.  I'm surprised they actually don't recognize him so easily... (He is just a bit more... flat and has glasses)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 11, 2009, 03:50:58 am
actually this is the story
a funny cycle
ryo-kun is being chased around by ai, goes to work one day and talks to ai about how ryo-san has a stalker, but does not say that the stalker is ai, infact its against production policy to reveal ryo being a boy;  ai asks around and visits ryo-san's school but sees ryo-kun and mistakes him for the stalker. thinking ryo-kun as a stalker to the point of being obsessed with ryo-san to even have the same hair style she takes him as a stalker.
kind of funny and ironic no?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on September 11, 2009, 05:16:24 am
Ah well...Just for reference, Famitsu ratings of the iM@S Series:

Xbox360 "iDOLM@STER" 6/7/7/6 Total: 26
Xbox360 "THE DOLM@STER L4U!" 7/8/7/6 Total: 28
PSP "THE DOLM@STER SP" 7/8/8/8 Total: 31
DS  "THE DOLM@STER Dearly Stars" 7/8/8/7 Total: 30

I think the review ratings for the IM@S Dearly Stars was good.. ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on September 11, 2009, 08:10:17 am
actually this is the story
a funny cycle
ryo-kun is being chased around by ai, goes to work one day and talks to ai about how ryo-san has a stalker, but does not say that the stalker is ai, infact its against production policy to reveal ryo being a boy;  ai asks around and visits ryo-san's school but sees ryo-kun and mistakes him for the stalker. thinking ryo-kun as a stalker to the point of being obsessed with ryo-san to even have the same hair style she takes him as a stalker.
kind of funny and ironic no?

lolz, typical anime situation but funny none the less.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 11, 2009, 10:20:59 am
So, Ai doesn't have a clue huh? Dense much? Oh well, I think that makes Ai (and her interactions with Ryo) more interesting. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 11, 2009, 11:47:26 am
tried to make a rom out of the DS game to put it into my DSi flash card.... its 2G aka 256MB
so i gave up, almost all DS games are 20-50MB. Theres an import gamestore in my area taking preorders on dearly stars and will cost 69.99 + tax, but i'd rather save that money for halo ODST :K
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on September 11, 2009, 12:01:57 pm
tried to make a rom out of the DS game to put it into my DSi flash card.... its 2G aka 256MB
so i gave up, almost all DS games are 20-50MB.
Well, what can you expect with the stuff put into it? Many games that have the same filesize are either way-too-long-to-finish-in-one-night types or bombarded with various stuff to make the game experience more pleasing (which is the case of iM@S DS).
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on September 11, 2009, 05:50:53 pm
iM@S DS relation chart thingy, stolen borrowed from the internet.
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5844/asdf0.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7599/asdfzu.jpg)

Note, ignore the bad quality and crappy translation, the thing's done poorly with MS Paint and I didn't feel like spending too much time on this thing.
Also, /me sucks at japanese
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 11, 2009, 07:09:09 pm
>chihaya went to los angeles
no, thats a very stupid idea.
get out of my town and go back to japan, los angeles is a place for rap music and heavy metal.
what the hell are you thinking NBG?
after them hating US and making their products almost impossible to obtain for US fans, now they send one of their idols here? trying to taunt us now i see
just because of that I'm going to emulate this game, i refuse to let bandai namco have my precious money in their pockets, no i kid.
i classify chihaya in dearly stars in another chihaya category.

edit: after reading the real im@s food chain thing, it says chihaya has returned from los angeles, not going.

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 13, 2009, 02:24:13 pm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/vidavo01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/vidavo02.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/vidavo03.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on September 13, 2009, 02:31:46 pm
^Anyone mind translating it? Since it stated "MESS@GE from IDOL" I think it'll be good for us to understand the contents.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 13, 2009, 06:57:07 pm
now it says chihaya is in new york with the original producer me.
sing me aoi tori on the top of the empire state building
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 13, 2009, 08:25:50 pm
I guess you don't like her very much if you want her to sing from the top of THAT building.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 13, 2009, 08:37:30 pm
i dont like the idea
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 13, 2009, 10:03:15 pm
(http://blog-imgs-18-origin.fc2.com/i/m/a/imasnews/135020.jpg)(http://blog-imgs-18-origin.fc2.com/i/m/a/imasnews/135600.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 14, 2009, 04:09:47 am
... Fix that picture, plz?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 14, 2009, 05:50:46 am
What's wrong with it? Also, it's not his.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 14, 2009, 06:19:15 am
... Fix that picture, plz?
so I'm not the only one getting red x's?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on September 14, 2009, 06:19:49 am
so I'm not the only one getting red x's?
I get a blank post.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 14, 2009, 06:35:44 am
lol sorry guys
yes this pic is not mine
lol @ eri's profile message
"Google Fountain of Ellie"

(http://i27.tinypic.com/2ns5p3b.jpg)(http://i29.tinypic.com/fc76sw.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 14, 2009, 07:20:52 pm
now it says chihaya is in new york with the original producer me.
sing me aoi tori on the top of the empire state building

... I never knew Chihaya was the traveling type.

Edit: hummm, Play-asia is preparing DS games to be sent out.  ... Though they sent out my Dream Symphony like today (thought I would get it with my DS game)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 14, 2009, 07:53:45 pm
Chihaya travels with the producer, aka you or the player of the xbox version. she cant bear to not see the producer anymore so she begs the producer to travel the world with her instead for company profit.
this of course gives away the obvious sign

the game is released on the 17th more specifically on the 16th for US customers, dont really know if they're sending it exactly on the 16th or 17th though. I'm getting my copy on the 17th from an import store, cheaper than play asia no shipping prices lol comes with all the preorder stuff :K
I could have got my copy from another import store whos been having the gave ever since the 9th, but they're sold out lol, probably gave that last copy to my sister.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 15, 2009, 12:50:27 am
the game is released on the 17th more specifically on the 16th for US customers, dont really know if they're sending it exactly on the 16th or 17th though. I'm getting my copy on the 17th from an import store, cheaper than play asia no shipping prices lol comes with all the preorder stuff :K
I could have got my copy from another import store whos been having the gave ever since the 9th, but they're sold out lol, probably gave that last copy to my sister.
lucky to have an import store. I don't think there's anything like that around here. So, thank you Play-Asia, for existing. but curse your evil $20 speedy shipping and your slow, slow, slow times a thousand still $4 shipping
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 15, 2009, 05:51:39 am
Chihaya travels with the producer, aka you or the player of the xbox version. she cant bear to not see the producer anymore so she begs the producer to travel the world with her instead for company profit.
this of course gives away the obvious sign
Way to effing ruin it for me.
lucky to have an import store. I don't think there's anything like that around here. So, thank you Play-Asia, for existing. but curse your evil $20 speedy shipping and your slow, slow, slow times a thousand still $4 shipping
You're lucky enough to be able to buy it.
Look at me...
:(
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 15, 2009, 06:47:47 am
Way to effing ruin it for me.

you're not going to get the xbox version anyways bro
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 15, 2009, 06:51:23 am
you're not going to get the xbox version anyways bro
AGAIN...
WAY TO EFFING RUIN THINGS...
>:(
Lol. =D
I'm sure I will when I'm independent, have money, and blahblahblah.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on September 15, 2009, 08:20:41 am
In my country,they don't import Japanese games like Idolm@ster on the DS(mostly games here are the ones released also in the U.S)..

Oh well its likely that my preordered game will arrive on Friday(thanks Fed Ex)..
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 15, 2009, 09:33:02 am
Play-asia now has Dearly Stars in stock and are starting to ship.
They have A LOT of copies apparently 
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2009, 12:24:22 am
Play-asia now has Dearly Stars in stock and are starting to ship.
They have A LOT of copies apparently 
how do you figure?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 16, 2009, 12:27:55 am
Most likely because it said "Usually ships within 24 hrs" for the past day, unlike pokemon it went to "Usually ships within 1 week" in like 2 hours but then forgive me if I'm wrong
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2009, 12:47:42 am
Most likely because it said "Usually ships within 24 hrs" for the past day, unlike pokemon it went to "Usually ships within 1 week" in like 2 hours but then forgive me if I'm wrong
ohh, you mean a lot of copies to send out for the preorders? (no, forgive me if I don't understand x_x)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 16, 2009, 12:51:32 am
If a lot of copies were sent out from pre-orders then it would be out of stock saying "Usually ships within 1 week" or so, but since not that many pre-orders or sales it was staying as "24 hour shipping".
Get what I mean?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on September 16, 2009, 03:59:06 am
On that note, My dad told me that both my iM@S DS and SS shipped this morning~ And since I'm going home next weekend to see the new puppy we're getting, it will be an AMAZING weekend.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on September 16, 2009, 04:05:17 am
Yup i've asked them yesterday thru e-mail and they've said they've got lot's of Idolm@ster Dearly Stars in stock on thier shop coming.Mine's arriving on Friday or maybe this Thursday. ;D

I think the Pre-order bonus is included in newer orders for sure cause they always do that(they did that when i've ordered those Idolmaster games on the PSP last year).
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 16, 2009, 04:14:16 am
around the world race to see who get's Dearly Stars first!

I'm going to guess that Play-asia's pre-order bonus is just going to include the WS Card? (I think I read that a few pages back).
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on September 16, 2009, 04:23:50 am
^

Its the magazine and that L.E trading card(there's a thread for that one here),im talking about the Pre-Order bonus that Play-Asia is giving away... ;D

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kaichi on September 16, 2009, 02:52:05 pm
It seems Earlybox-san already have his copy of the game...

http://www.earlbox.com/ some characters don't have voice DD:

But well, the game is cool imo. Not sure about buy... and that magazine doesn't have anything important DD:
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 16, 2009, 03:06:18 pm
If a lot of copies were sent out from pre-orders then it would be out of stock saying "Usually ships within 1 week" or so, but since not that many pre-orders or sales it was staying as "24 hour shipping".
Get what I mean?

ohh, I get it. I thought you meant it the other way around at first, so I was confused.
around the world race to see who get's Dearly Stars first!
I'll be last! :D *chooses cheapest shipping option always*
I can't believe I placed my order for it in July and I'm still going to get it ridiculously late after the release day. haha.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Mabz on September 16, 2009, 10:21:23 pm
CONFIRMED, DSi's are Region locked FTL! >< now i have to buy a used DS lite since i never owned one.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 16, 2009, 10:32:21 pm
CONFIRMED, DSi's are Region locked FTL! >< now i have to buy a used DS lite since i never owned one.

its been confirmed ever since the dsi came out
i confirmed it on the forums when im@s DS was announced 2 months ago
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 17, 2009, 02:59:06 am
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/vidavo_delicious.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 17, 2009, 03:26:38 am
I'll be last! :D *chooses cheapest shipping option always*
I can't believe I placed my order for it in July and I'm still going to get it ridiculously late after the release day. haha.

You're not the only one who chose the cheapest shipping option XD;;; And don't worry, I did the same with my copy of Persona 4, ordered it in may and it was sent sometime in July, etcetc.

and wry hello there Eri~ ♥

ryo and ai are kinda cute too
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 17, 2009, 03:28:02 am
UGH...
RYO IN A SWIMSUIT...
EFFIN' TRAP...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on September 17, 2009, 03:31:31 am
Ai-chan: aww cute, wait does she have the largest bust of the three?
Eri-Chan: aww, cute she looks so natural.
Ryo-San: OMG Ryo-san!*steal*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: blake307 on September 17, 2009, 03:40:15 am
Ai: You look so cute in that Ai.
Eri: Looking pretty good there Eri.  ;)
Ryo: How could you wear that Ryo-san?!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 17, 2009, 03:42:54 am
Ryo-San: OMG Ryo-san!*steal*

Y-You just stole Ryo to give him off to Kotori again d-didn't you..? ;-;''
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2009, 03:58:49 am
It's weird, looking at those swimsuit pics...to me, Eri looks like the only natural one. Ai's bust looks kinda big and...with Ryo XD I have never seen Ryo look more male than in that picture.

Maybe it's just me, but if you keep the focus about shoulders upward...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on September 17, 2009, 04:00:56 am
I swear I'll regret looking at Ryo in that pic from waist downwards. XDDX
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 17, 2009, 04:26:15 am
emulated the game, put it into a flash cart, ryo's relations and shiny smile is AMAZING
and eri's kiramekirari
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 17, 2009, 04:36:36 am
emulated the game, put it into a flash cart, ryo's relations and shiny smile is AMAZING
and eri's kiramekirari

is Eri's kiramekirari sung with 'energy'?  I have not been able to like this song sung by anyone but Yayoi, Iori, and/or AmiMami for some odd reason ._.;

and can not wait to hear relations and shiny smile sung by 876 pro because I like way too many songs
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 17, 2009, 05:13:15 am
Eri looks like the only natural one.
And I'm sure she feels the same way.
Uhuhuh...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on September 17, 2009, 07:01:12 am
Just got my copy of the DS from play-asia.  It does have the 876 WS PR card and the ViDaVo September edition a.k.a the scans that nowano showed us(the Contents/Overview, MESS@GE from IDOL and 876 Idols in swimsuits.) Didn't have a scanner so can't scan it for you guys.

They also had a very detailed 2 pages on the song "HELLO!!" and its dance. Well, all in all there's quite a lot of good stuff there, and about the 4th idol for Dearly Stars, by the name of Sakurai Yumeko. Is she an unlockable character? Antagonist? I don't have a DS so i don't plan on playing the game anytime soon, so i won't be able to find out, that's for sure.

And lastly, about the swimsuits...
Ai-chan: aww cute, wait does she have the largest bust of the three?

At first when i saw the Dearly Stars game, i was looking through their cover art and i thought i was dreaming when i saw Ai had the largest chest. Well, not anymore.

As for Eri, well, how should i say this? Its like she's a normal girl from a family who just wanted to keep some beach memories, and i like that.

As for Ryo, i am surprised that he EVEN had a bust at ALL. Oh my god. He must have a lot of estrogen or something. And i definitely can understand why he chose not to wear panties but that skirt-like cover instead.  ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 17, 2009, 07:27:56 am

As for Ryo, i am surprised that he EVEN had a bust at ALL. Oh my god. He must have a lot of estrogen or something. And i definitely can understand why he chose not to wear panties but that skirt-like cover instead.  ;D

he wears pads
in one commu he was complaining how he shoulders started to cramp because hes not used to the pads
even wearing a swimsuit, probably the reason why you dont see cleavage :K
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2009, 02:17:25 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQfSvbOfTQ&feature=sub a video of Ai's "kiramekirari".

not as good as Eri's or Ryo's, in my opinion. Kinda squeaky :D

I wonder if this'll be the only way we'll see performance videos from the DS? I don't think there's CFW for DS? XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 17, 2009, 02:32:28 pm
emulate + record everything XD;

I was also listening to a mix of Ai + Miki singing the Idolm@ster the same person who put Kiramekirari up, sounds actually not bad, sad no trio/duet for the idols ;-;'.

The stage that Ai performed on in Kiramekirari, looks like it was like err... in some sort of tropical area or a sacrificial site but uh yeah I won't be going there.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2009, 02:36:58 pm
emulate + record everything XD;

I was also listening to a mix of Ai + Miki singing the Idolm@ster the same person who put Kiramekirari up, sounds actually not bad, sad no trio/duet for the idols ;-;'.

The stage that Ai performed on in Kiramekirari, looks like it was like err... in some sort of tropical area or a sacrificial site but uh yeah I won't be going there.

Ai and Miki did a good job singing the iDOLM@STER together (though they sounded like each other in a couple of parts).
Look at all the empty space on the stage! I think they could've pulled off duo and trio units.

or at least duos. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 17, 2009, 02:40:59 pm
(http://node3.img3.akibablog.net/09/sep/17/idolmaster/102.jpg)
(http://node3.img3.akibablog.net/09/sep/17/idolmaster/103.jpg)

Ai got huge.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on September 17, 2009, 02:51:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQfSvbOfTQ&feature=sub a video of Ai's "kiramekirari".

not as good as Eri's or Ryo's, in my opinion. Kinda squeaky :D

I wonder if this'll be the only way we'll see performance videos from the DS? I don't think there's CFW for DS? XD

WHERE ARE THE BURSTS OF CONFETTI? D< *so used to hearing a "boom!" in parts*

Though, yeah, there really isn't a way to record from a DS without just using a camera or emulating the game on your computer. Kinda sad. D:
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: yukipo on September 17, 2009, 05:09:33 pm
UGH...
RYO IN A SWIMSUIT...
EFFIN' TRAP...
GOD I WANT
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: airgeneralpong on September 17, 2009, 06:19:30 pm
(http://node3.img3.akibablog.net/09/sep/17/idolmaster/102.jpg)
(http://node3.img3.akibablog.net/09/sep/17/idolmaster/103.jpg)

Ai got huge.
Noone could miss her.
Or else, someone's going to crash her...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 17, 2009, 07:11:08 pm
thats a pic of gamers isnt it?

pretty scary ai lol
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 17, 2009, 10:30:47 pm
Ai stares at you from the moment you enter. For all I know, the door is the other way but FOCUS

IT CONVINCES YOU TO BUY THE GAME.

(which is really how the DS is expected to create new fans of the series.)

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 18, 2009, 01:07:41 am
That person who you assume is looking down, looks like he/she is looking at Ryo, ryo go gain more attention than giant Ai gogo while i'll steal that cut out of Eri

But uh, big ai is big just like her bust

(and completely off topic, but do I see Chris Redfield.. with a pokeball?)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on September 18, 2009, 02:33:56 am
If I were at that store I would've thought they were selling apples in that display.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on September 18, 2009, 02:58:36 am
Shiny Smile is awesome on the island stage.

They finish it off with a fireworks burst. Especially nice if you set the camera to the behind view.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 18, 2009, 04:19:59 am
watching pixelated fireworks and stage is awesome bro
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 18, 2009, 07:10:08 am
Wallpapers!

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/DS_wall_thum_01.jpg)
800x600 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_01_800.jpg)
1024x768 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_01_1024.jpg)
1280x1024 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_01_1280.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/DS_wall_thum_02.jpg)
800x600 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_02_800.jpg)
1024x768 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_02_1024.jpg)
1280x1024 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_02_1280.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/DS_wall_thum_03.jpg)
800x600 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_03_800.jpg)
1024x768 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_03_1024.jpg)
1280x1024 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_03_1280.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/DS_wall_thum_04.jpg)
800x600 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_04_800.jpg)
1024x768 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_04_1024.jpg)
1280x1024 (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/wall_04_1280.jpg)

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs_support/enq/list/idolmaster_ds (http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs_support/enq/list/idolmaster_ds)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on September 18, 2009, 08:04:10 am
How come the second ones are deleted? or moved...?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 18, 2009, 08:21:03 am
https://enq.bngi-channel.jp/em/enq/enq_form.php?qIds=4-mcQvoMMDZW
IM@S DS survey is up
for those who provide with a valid japanese address will be sent a printed copy of one of the random wallpaper nowano posted as a wall scroll.
if not a valid address then participants will receive them as computer wallpapers
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 18, 2009, 08:47:18 am
Wow...
Um... That's a long survey.
I think I'd bloody like to understand it :D.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 18, 2009, 03:05:58 pm
It's not TOO long of a survey...though, I think it looks more doomtastic since I can't read any of it.

I think there's one question asking what previous iM@S titles you've played/bought, aaaand...

...

yeah, 'sall I got.

Thank you Nowano for giving us these wallpapers :D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 18, 2009, 04:08:51 pm
1: Rate each of the game elements from satisfactory to unsatisfactory
2: Overall satisfaction
3: From where did you learn about the game
4: What made you decide to purchase the game
5: Where did you buy the game from
6: Why did you buy this game
7: How did you obtain this game (new, used, as a present, etc)
8: Fave character out of Ai, Eri and Ryo
9: Idolmaster character you like the most
10: Which part of the game was the most interesting for you
11: Same as 10
12: Would you buy the next Dearly Stars product if its released?
13: Which game console would you want the next Idolmaster game to appear on
14: How satisfied were you with the ViDaVo preorder bonus
15: Any opinions for this game
16: Which Idolmaster games do you have
17: Which merchandise would you buy if they are released
18: Did you know Bandai-Namco was the maker of this game?
19: After playing this game, will you buy another Bandai-Namco game?
20: Which game consoles you have
21: Which game genres you like
22: How many games have you bought in the past year
23: The gender of the gamer who played your copy of DS the most
24: Age
25: Education level
26: Zip Code
27: Prefecture
28: Address
29: Your name
30: Your email
31: Do you want to receive info from Bandai-Namco at this email address?

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 18, 2009, 04:43:22 pm
How come the second ones are deleted? or moved...?
Link fixed :)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Azem4144 on September 18, 2009, 05:14:50 pm
Link fixed :)
Thanks, kinda like this one because it has the same clothes as the past ones.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 18, 2009, 07:33:49 pm
I'm sorry NBG, what the f*** are you thinking when you guys made this game?
ai digging around ryo's skirt? making ryo give off orgasmic moans to fans?
CERO C? no this should be like D or something, ryo's story play will give you one of two reactions, moe or lol ew.

(http://i35.tinypic.com/152dkzr.jpg)

Ryo: GYOOOOON OH YEAH LETS DO THIS BABY

(http://i33.tinypic.com/3502aef.jpg)

Ai: Ryo-san... your skirt
Ai: Why is there a lump?
Ryo: NO NO DONT DIG IN THERE


(http://i37.tinypic.com/2ro24on.jpg)

Ryo: I love all of my perverted fans!

aside from that, I love being a complete asshole with Eri
made her push Ozaki P in the pool, grabbed miki's chest, made her say "hey sexy babeh" to ryo in the morning greeting, and made her tell iori to shut up.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 18, 2009, 09:59:51 pm
ai digging around ryo's skirt? making ryo give off orgasmic moans to fans?
CERO C? no this should be like D or something, ryo's story play will give you one of two reactions, moe or lol ew.

[Picture removed for the sake of space]

Ryo: GYOOOOON OH YEAH LETS DO THIS BABY
WTF?! LOL

[Picture removed for the sake of space]

Ai: Ryo-san... your skirt
Ai: Why is there a lump?
Ryo: NO NO DONT DIG IN THERE
...
That's... That's just...
... Not... Right...

aside from that, I love being a complete asshole with Eri
made her push Ozaki P in the pool, grabbed miki's chest, made her say "hey sexy babeh" to ryo in the morning greeting, and made her tell iori to shut up.
Wow,
Is it satisfying?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 19, 2009, 04:06:26 am
aside from that, I love being a complete asshole with Eri
made her push Ozaki P in the pool, grabbed miki's chest, made her say "hey sexy babeh" to ryo in the morning greeting, and made her tell iori to shut up.

do tell when/which option to do -- I can't help but say I want to greet Ryo like that.

and thank you nowano for the wallpapers~  I've started to use the second one because I like their srs faces x:

(damn I want one of them as a wall scroll x__x; )
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 19, 2009, 04:13:28 am
do tell when/which option to do -- I can't help but say I want to greet Ryo like that.

when you first greet ryo choose the option かわいいはね (watch him panic)
then on day off go see ryo's concert
then when ryo greets you in the morning choose ヘイ ュー ナイス バディー (direct translation: Hey you nice body)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 19, 2009, 09:08:19 pm
http://i38.tinypic.com/2vty4hv.jpg

Ryo:
screen 1: Every one who's here today!
screen 2: You guys are all damn perverts!
screen 3: Yeaaaaay!
s4: PERVERTS----?
s5: yaaaaay!
s6: You guys like being pervs---?
s7: YAAAAAY!
s8: Once you're a perv you cant go back
s9: YAAAAAAY!
s10: (Oh boy, this isnt working out)
s11: (I'm going to be in trouble if they splash water on me...)
s12: I love all of my perverted fans!
s13: YAAAAY!
s14: takeda: ....Nice live show...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 20, 2009, 01:18:22 am
Wow, what is this game rated again? XD I thought they were selling to like...elementary school girls XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on September 20, 2009, 02:19:55 am
http://i38.tinypic.com/2vty4hv.jpg

Ryo:
screen 1: Every one who's here today!
screen 2: You guys are all damn perverts!
screen 3: Yeaaaaay!
s4: PERVERTS----?
s5: yaaaaay!
s6: You guys like being pervs---?
s7: YAAAAAY!
s8: Once you're a perv you cant go back
s9: YAAAAAAY!
s10: (Oh boy, this isnt working out)
s11: (I'm going to be in trouble if they splash water on me...)
s12: I love all of my perverted fans!
s13: YAAAAY!
s14: takeda: ....Nice live show...

I love you Ryo-san~
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 20, 2009, 02:30:09 am
Ryo's story branch:
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_branch.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 20, 2009, 03:12:43 am
lmao the bad end
"A clown for all eternity"
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on September 20, 2009, 03:58:27 am
So I'm back from Hong Kong, and having played Ryo for 1 hour, I'm in love with this character.

Though it seems like choosing strange/perverted choices every time you have the chance isn't a particularly good idea.
But then, Ryo wetting himself even if you choose all the right things was a nice touch.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 20, 2009, 06:14:41 am
So I'm back from Hong Kong, and having played Ryo for 1 hour, I'm in love with this character.

Though it seems like choosing strange/perverted choices every time you have the chance isn't a particularly good idea.
But then, Ryo wetting himself even if you choose all the right things was a nice touch.
But when you choose perverted choices you got something acutal to touch!  ;D
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_prev01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_prev02.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 20, 2009, 09:24:01 am
oh lawdy that commu is impossible, grabbed her hand, wait, other hand, chest, face and ryo still falls in the damn pool
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on September 20, 2009, 06:53:41 pm
Messed around a bit in stage mode, haven't really played the actual game too much yet cause using a mouse sucks when emulating the thing.
Guess I'll play the game for real when my copy of iM@S DS arrives.

Here's a video of Eri's version of HELLO!! I just recorded for no real reason, Camera and dance settings're both untouched.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9BJUmCDi6M
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 20, 2009, 07:12:04 pm
But when you choose perverted choices you got something acutal to touch!  ;D
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_prev01.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/ryo_prev02.jpg)
... That's Ryo?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Ztrack on September 20, 2009, 07:27:49 pm
BT2, what did you use to capture that video?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on September 20, 2009, 08:58:44 pm
BT2, what did you use to capture that video?
An emulator and some generic free video recording software.

Decided to rerecord Eri's version of HELLO!!; better video quality and more stage effects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHLUbSz50xM
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on September 21, 2009, 04:03:46 pm
... That's Ryo?
It's one of the first few Ryo events.

Ryo goes to swimming pool with Manami-san, to practice posing.
Ryo does some posing, gets negative feed back and tries to run away... but slips.
Before you fall into the swimming pool, you choose where he grabs on.

Nothing seems to be the correct answer here, since grabbing her arm does nothing.
So go for a boob grab.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 21, 2009, 07:08:36 pm
wonder if that gives you a perfect memory.
nonetheless I'm already past that so... ;_;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on September 21, 2009, 11:50:54 pm
Could anyone try this out?

Quote from: 2ch
Dazzling World Male Version:
Select Ryo's "Dazzling World" pressing the R button during Stage Mode.

also...
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk147/dbscatson/topXrookies.jpg)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on September 22, 2009, 03:00:10 am
Could anyone try this out?


Legit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z07KuN3ktTs&feature=channel
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on September 22, 2009, 09:57:27 am
That's supposed to be a "male" version?
Really?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Mabz on September 22, 2009, 11:21:02 am
That's supposed to be a "male" version?
Really?
By Male they do mean Ryo's seiyuu singing in boy voice mode, it's pretty cool
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on September 22, 2009, 09:04:33 pm
Hmm... Doesn't sound that much different to me.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kizuna on September 22, 2009, 10:52:34 pm
Yeah, even the voice isn't all that different.
Somewhat, but not all that much.

He's still dressed as a girl as well.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 23, 2009, 02:30:06 am
Well, he shouldn't sound that much different, right? He's still Ryo...and he's pretty feminine in the first place...

though, I thought he would be wearing his (male) casual or something.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 24, 2009, 03:19:20 am
confirmed that chihaya is going out of japan with producer (as in you) in DS :K

sorry that i didnt take a screenshot, i was multi-tasking while playing DS & halo odst and skipped ;_;
but here is the exact dialogue.

ryo went to drop off chihaya at the airport and to say good bye to her after defeating her in the audition.

Ryo: あっ あそこの男の人なんだか千早さんに向かって手を振ってるみたいです。
Chihaya: えっ? どこですか?
Ryo: ほら、あっち!
Chihaya: それでは私本当に急がなきゃならないです。 まってください! プロデューサー!

ryo: ah, theres a guy over there waving his arm at you chihaya
chihaya: huh? where?
ryo: look, over there!
chihaya: looks like i really have to go. Wait for me producer!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 24, 2009, 05:22:58 am
chihaya x producer ending then?

sounds really cute; does that mean that the producer actually err, existed in DS?  (I think you mentioned a bunch of pages back that the im@s girls might've been able to get to the top without the Producer).

(and how do you manage to play DS and Halo at the same time?  odd combination lol >_>; )
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on September 24, 2009, 05:30:21 am
I totally read that "going out with"
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on September 24, 2009, 05:44:22 am
I totally read that "going out with"

so did I xDDDD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 24, 2009, 05:46:22 am
 (I think you mentioned a bunch of pages back that the im@s girls might've been able to get to the top without the Producer).

seemed like that to me, they didnt mention a single thing without a producer (until now) and were doing perfectly fine and happy by themselves.

edit: They also kind of added more of a "senpai/kohai" feeling to the game, 765/961 idols will occasionaly come to your lesson and instruct you (this will allow you to use character animation during stage eg. miki's 'afu' or yayoi's hi touch) or mail you asking to hang out, before the makoto arc, i had miki instructing ryo's lessons frequently.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nyachan on September 26, 2009, 05:32:01 am
Got my copy now, Started Ai. She's too loud. Also not a big fan of her singing, but hey, that's why I don't care if I screw up her story my first try. xD;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 27, 2009, 10:50:45 am
Ohohohohoho~

I just purchased my own copy of Dearly Stars! 8D

Now, it's time to wait for it to arrive... D:<
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 27, 2009, 11:50:08 am
Ohohohohoho~

I just purchased my own copy of Dearly Stars! 8D

Now, it's time to wait for it to arrive... D:<

Good luck.

Mine shipped on the 15th and it STILL hasn't arrived yet.

F***ing Play-Asia.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 27, 2009, 11:03:07 pm
you guys chose the cheapest shipping option didnt you guys? ;_;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on September 27, 2009, 11:26:18 pm
aren't the Play-Asia waiting games delightful...

waiting for stuff to come from that site is terrible XD Though, hey! They'll send it faster if you pay an arm and a leg for shipping...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 28, 2009, 12:13:14 am
Good luck.

Mine shipped on the 15th and it STILL hasn't arrived yet.

F***ing Play-Asia.

my thoughts exactly.

I bet my copy of DS is probably floating in the middle of the sea right now... 

Boat Shipping vs. Plane Shipping = Cheap vs. Expensive x__x;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on September 28, 2009, 04:43:58 am
Well, I ordered mine from a Californian import-games seller (from ebay) since I live in California. Mine should arrive sometime this week. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 28, 2009, 01:21:15 pm
Got my package today.

Something went horribly wrong somewhere.

I ordered Dearly Stars and Super Robot Wars K, but only received SRW in the package. My copy of Dearly Stars never got shipped.

And this after 13 days of waiting.

Somebody will die for this.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 28, 2009, 07:10:41 pm
oh boy, that must of suck ;_;
did it say it got shipped with your SRW K?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on September 28, 2009, 07:31:26 pm
That really does suck.

Are you sure Play-asia didn't do partial shipping?  I mean, they did (are) with my Dearly Stars and Dream Symphony; haven't gotten either of them yet.  Though the dumb thing was that they shipped Dream Symphony a day before Dearly Stars, didn't understand why they couldn't do both <_<;;

(might mean i have to pay even more handling fees at the post office T_T; )
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on September 29, 2009, 01:20:28 pm
Quote
did it say it got shipped with your SRW K?

Yes, it did. The invoice listed it in the order, and my card got charged for both items.

Quote
Are you sure Play-asia didn't do partial shipping?  I mean, they did (are) with my Dearly Stars and Dream Symphony; haven't gotten either of them yet.  Though the dumb thing was that they shipped Dream Symphony a day before Dearly Stars, didn't understand why they couldn't do both <_<;;

Apparently not. After I emailed them, Play-Asia admitted that they forgot to ship it to me.

It'll take them at least a week to get new copies of DS since it's out of stock (shock! no wai!), and another two more weeks to ship it to me. I'm looking at end-October, at the earliest.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on September 29, 2009, 08:07:31 pm
you better ask for free shipping on your next order
and make it the next day fedex shipping
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 01, 2009, 05:55:57 am
Alright! My copy of Dearly Stars finally arrived today! Time to play as Ryo~!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on October 01, 2009, 09:23:46 pm
Mine copy is still yet to arrive...
I was impatient enough to start playing it through other means though...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on October 02, 2009, 12:32:17 pm
I've ordered another one cause my copy got lost due to that flood...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 02, 2009, 02:26:43 pm
Play-Asia's not doing too well of a job shipping iM@S DS games out, are they? >> So far, I can't tell if anything's happened to mine, but it's arriving later than anything else I've bought from that site...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on October 03, 2009, 02:36:30 am
My copy of im@s DS should be in next week, Perfect Sun and Tales of VS. came in today; and they were sent out four days before the DS game.  I roughly estimate that from Hong Kong to Canada (not sure where everyone else is); about 3 weeks.

So, let's not all fret yet until a month goes by >_>;;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on October 04, 2009, 02:43:59 am
Ugh, all that reminded me that my Dearly Stars arrived 1 day after release, and the plastic is still all unopened as if its new.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on October 04, 2009, 05:22:30 am
Play-Asia's not doing too well of a job shipping iM@S DS games out, are they? >> So far, I can't tell if anything's happened to mine, but it's arriving later than anything else I've bought from that site...

Play-Asia's delivery times are getting longer.

When I started using PA three years ago, I could get my orders in 7 or 8 days, which makes sense since I live in the same region (Asia) and delivery times should be at the lower end of the scale due to my past experience with other sites. Now, 12 or more days seems to be the norm.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: lisondra22 on October 05, 2009, 10:57:24 am
Play-Asia's delivery times are getting longer.

When I started using PA three years ago, I could get my orders in 7 or 8 days, which makes sense since I live in the same region (Asia) and delivery times should be at the lower end of the scale due to my past experience with other sites. Now, 12 or more days seems to be the norm.
Maybe because of the economic crisis in America?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on October 05, 2009, 11:19:05 pm
I believe the cause is more of the fact that import gamers have increased greatly in the past few years.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nowano on October 06, 2009, 06:47:46 am
THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Star Delicious Album (Walkthrough)
Release Date: 11/06/2009
Price: 1785 Yen
http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/product/walkthrough/kou_nds/09187901.html (http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/product/walkthrough/kou_nds/09187901.html)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on October 06, 2009, 07:32:37 am
THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Star Delicious Album (Walkthrough)

...

A-Am I the only one who wondered why it was called delicious Album? .___.;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on October 06, 2009, 08:26:28 am
because its totally delicious, yum yum dandy boy apples(fallout 3 reference) from ai's ringo head
they should fire the guy who comes up with these names. deairy starts, dazzring world
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cien Laguoire on October 06, 2009, 05:57:18 pm
...

A-Am I the only one who wondered why it was called delicious Album? .___.;
Nah, you aren't alone on this one... It's because of a certain idol. ;)
Yea, that Ai and her applehead... mmm, delicious apples.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on October 06, 2009, 10:38:49 pm
And I thought it just meant she was one delicious idol...
Mmmmmmm...
...
=D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on October 07, 2009, 12:17:19 am
And I thought it just meant she was one delicious idol...
Mmmmmmm...
...
=D

No that would be Ryo...uh...yeah...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on October 07, 2009, 03:41:57 am
No that would be Ryo...uh...yeah...
I see...
But I'm a guy.
And I like female ringos.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on October 07, 2009, 04:33:33 am
... I wonder if I should be thankful that Eri isn't an apple head.

So, Dearly Stars came in today; uh, I got... nothing with it -- no ViDaVo! Magazine, nor the WS card.  I assume that's because I pre-ordered it a week earlier or something.

I think I'm more worried about my Dream Symphony: 00 at the moment because it got shipped a day earlier >_>;

-pops in the game- Here I come Eriiiiiiiiiiiiii~
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 07, 2009, 06:26:33 am
So, how many people are left in that around-the-world race for iM@S DS? XD I still haven't gotten my copy in the mail.

*impatient but no money for fast shipping* |3
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 07, 2009, 09:59:17 am
Well, a week after my Dearly Stars arrived, I finally started playing it (I blame Disgaea 2 for this). My first reaction: Lyrics lessons are impossible for someone like me who doesn't know Japanese. (Mainly because you can't pause lessons anymore, unlike in SP) )=

Plus, the auditions are really weird. How come all you can do are memory appeals? Also, since the game goes on a day-by-day basis, is there like a time limit where I have to attend an audition before a certain number of days pass by (like in SP, where you have to win an Idol Ultimate audition before a certain number of weeks pass by)? Or can I just keep doing whatever I want and not worry about any sorts of time limit?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on October 07, 2009, 04:49:38 pm
its really weird but whoever the judge is such as dance, vocal or dance. whichever stat your highest will determine the boost of your memory appeal, thats it pretty much.
auditions are part of the story so you can do whatever you want before the audition for like a good year and still nothing happens, because you'll only audition at most, twice a rank.
there is no time limit in DS
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 07, 2009, 05:04:35 pm
I finished an audition with a 70% passing rate, but I still failed.

I hate luck-based auditions. )=
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on October 07, 2009, 05:28:27 pm
I finished an audition with a 70% passing rate, but I still failed.

I hate luck-based auditions. )=
I deliberately tried losing a few auditions by spamming bad memories in order to get alt. endings but ended up winning them..
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 07, 2009, 07:56:03 pm
Oh man, I tried the same audition again, but this time I messed up on my memory appeals and only got a 40% passing rate. But guess what? I passed the audition this time. So I fail at 70%, but pass at 40%. I must have the worst luck ever. XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Honya on October 07, 2009, 09:02:14 pm
So, how many people are left in that around-the-world race for iM@S DS? XD I still haven't gotten my copy in the mail.

*impatient but no money for fast shipping* |3

I got my copy in yesterday so hopefully everyone in North America should be getting their packages soon.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on October 07, 2009, 09:15:55 pm
I got mine 2 days after after it came out. I think I got mine the earliest.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 07, 2009, 10:14:57 pm
I got mine 2 days after after it came out. I think I got mine the earliest.
duh, you pay for the fast shipping o_o I'd be surprised if you didn't get yours first XD

I do hope that they'll arrive soon, though. Mine's like a full week behind schedule at this point, and when you're waiting for stuff to come in the mail a week takes foooooooorever.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 08, 2009, 12:01:10 am
Mine also arrived about two days after I ordered it. XD

(Then again, I did order it from a Californian import shop)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on October 08, 2009, 04:22:26 am
So I fail at 70%, but pass at 40%. I must have the worst luck ever. XD
Lol, this happens to me everywhere.
Success at high risk and failure at low risk.
Fire Emblem to name one;
97% chance to hit a slow armor knight and PHAIL...
And yet, 35% chance to hit the last boss and win and it comes out alright.
I deliberately tried losing a few auditions by spamming bad memories in order to get alt. endings but ended up winning them..
I remember I always tried so hard to find these rare pokemon when I was younger, then when I finally give up and I'm leaving, or I'm passing through that area not focused on that task, I find the damn thing.

So...
Anybody want to bother researching how many copies were ordered?
Because if there weren't a lot, I don't see much reason for a delay/slow shipping of sorts.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Ztrack on October 08, 2009, 05:09:09 am
I got mine yesterday too. I'm at the part where Ai has to defeat her mom in an audition.

Yukiho's far more appealing in this than in her own route.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on October 08, 2009, 06:26:27 am
probably because they over exaggerate the characters a lot. especially 765 idols.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 08, 2009, 07:58:03 am
I have a question: Did Go Shiina compose ALIVE?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on October 08, 2009, 12:01:34 pm
I have a question: Did Go Shiina compose ALIVE?
Yar, he did and mft, Onoda Hiroyuki?,did the lyrics.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 10, 2009, 07:12:28 pm
Alright, finally got my DS game on Thursday. and now that it's the weekend, I actually have time to play it. :D

Vocal lessons will be my downfall XD I'm -sososo- glad there isn't full-out kanji in the lesson, but it takes me a little while to read hiragana/katakana still...so unless I recognize the part of the song immediately, it's pretty hard for me to do it in the time limit.
That's got to be a downer for people who can't read Japanese at all OTZ

Dance lessons are the best, though. Easier than they used to be, even. :)

So, is this our q&a thread for iM@S DS too?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on October 11, 2009, 01:22:55 am
Okay, I just heavily customized my Ryo's camera angles and coreography panels, and did as much lessons as I could. However, my image level is still level 3, and won't increase at all. Is there something I'm missing here?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Harrason on October 11, 2009, 12:51:26 pm
I got mine yesterday too. I'm at the part where Ai has to defeat her mom in an audition.

Wow. Mai, being logically 29 years old by then, is still competiting with auditions? :o

*Edited for spoilers. Some people may not have played the game yet so exercise judgment when posting*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on October 11, 2009, 06:43:04 pm
Okay, I just heavily customized my Ryo's camera angles and coreography panels, and did as much lessons as I could. However, my image level is still level 3, and won't increase at all. Is there something I'm missing here?
I'm kind of having problems like that, too. Mine's stuck at 5, but moreso than that, whenever I do a lesson, the other 2 image-categories fall. aaaaaalways.
So I'm not really getting any skill from doing lessons XD I use them as easy-tension-boosters more than anything else.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: soulcalibur on November 01, 2009, 10:11:12 pm
Hello, first of all, sorry my english grammar.. m(_  _) m

I have a question: I have idol master for DS .. but it's in japanese of course... I know a little japanese... but I have a problem...  I don't have idea how to save the game ;__;

When I start I press "SUTORI" (Story) but nothing happen.
Then I press over SUTEJI (Stage) and the game start..
I choice the song, then the outfit, (but I have a problem, when I do 'customize' t-shirt, and say 'ok' then the t-shirt return as it was in origin , without my modification! Seems there's not a way to save things....

And there's always written "NO DATA"ano "NO IDOL" even after I play a song on the stage, after the applause, I have 3 choice, or retry the dance, or the automatic dance, or to return at the main menu, and again, the game restart asking me to choice an 'idol'. And always that word 'no data'.. so it don't save nothing.. ;_;


I wonder if exist some 'tutorial' how to play this game? I don't understand how to insert the dances steps... there's 3 coloured 'squares' but I don't understand... please, can you explain to me the main concept of this game?
Please, can you give me an explanation? I'm really really confused!
Thank you in advance!!

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 01, 2009, 10:13:07 pm
Hello, first of all, sorry my english grammar.. m(_  _) m

I have a question: I have idol master for DS .. but it's in japanese of course... I know a little japanese... but I have a problem...  I don't have idea how to save the game ;__;

When I start I press "SUTORI" (Story) but nothing happen.
Then I press over SUTEJI (Stage) and the game start..
I choice the song, then the outfit, (but I have a problem, when I do 'customize' t-shirt, and say 'ok' then the t-shirt return as it was in origin , without my modification! Seems there's not a way to save things....

And there's always written "NO DATA"ano "NO IDOL" even after I play a song on the stage, after the applause, I have 3 choice, or retry the dance, or the automatic dance, or to return at the main menu, and again, the game restart asking me to choice an 'idol'. And always that word 'no data'.. so it don't save nothing.. ;_;


I wonder if exist some 'tutorial' how to play this game? I don't understand how to insert the dances steps... there's 3 coloured 'squares' but I don't understand... please, can you explain to me the main concept of this game?
Please, can you give me an explanation? I'm really really confused!
Thank you in advance!!



can't help you with dance steps but when you play story mode and on the beginning of the day theres 3 options schedule, email and save.
just click save on the very right
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: soulcalibur on November 01, 2009, 10:22:02 pm
Thank for the help... I still don't understand where to save.. in the very first beginner of the game, there's 4 menu:

Story
Stage
Wi fi
Wireless

When I click on Story mode, don't happen nothing... it return again at the main menù--- I don't know why...

And then I don't find the save menu  ;_;  where I can search it? I'm confused... about the steps... there's somewhere some tutorial? Even a brief explanation could be helpful... I just need to understand... the purpose-the main point... I don't know how to explain... ;_;

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 01, 2009, 10:26:17 pm


When I click on Story mode, don't happen nothing... it return again at the main menù--- I don't know why...



you're playing on an emulator aren't you?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: soulcalibur on November 01, 2009, 10:28:13 pm
For now I just try an emuletor.. but I'll delete very soon, because it don't work well. Few years ago I SUPPLICATED the producer of this game to release an european version for xbox360 ( I would buy even 2 copies of this wonderful game) but they don't want... so when I heard about idol master on DS, I wanna tryed... but it's all in japanese.. and it's not my language.. how I could buy the original? If they want to sell.. they need to release the european verions! I remember that I also signed a petition.. but it don't works.... they don't want to give us idol master.  I hope soon there will be a patch for this save - problem. I  really waiting too much time to play this game.. I really don't understand why they don't want we play it. When It will be release in my country I'll buy it for SURE!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 01, 2009, 10:40:07 pm
Of course I'm playing an emulator.. few year ago I SUPPLICATED the producer of this game to release an european version for xbox360 ( I would buy even 2 copies of this wonderful game) but they don't want... so when I heard about idol master on DS, I wanna tryed... but it's all in japanese.. and it's not my language.. how I could buy the original? If they want to sell.. they need to release the european verions! I remember that I also signed a petition.. but it don't works.... they don't want to give us idol master.  I hope soon there will be a patch for this save - problem. I  really waiting too much time to play this game.. I really don't understand why they don't want we play it.

if you have an actual DS why dont you just import the DS version? its region free you know
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: soulcalibur on November 01, 2009, 10:46:49 pm
I don't know japanese well.. only few things... I want to play the european or english version of this game...
I have a DS but it's made in USA... even if I'm in Europe, in my store there was this red nintendo that it's made in USA. ANd idol master is only in japanese and I heard it's not region free at all. Is only for japanese consoles DS. ! I really don' t know how to play this game... I can't buy another DS.... or maybe in future (I'm learing japanese) so maybe the next DS I'll buy in japanese.. and I will buy all the games direclty from Japan! But for now.. I really need to learn  japanese well.. how I would wish to be born Japanese..... ;_;
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on November 02, 2009, 12:02:09 am
Quote from: iM@S wiki
As the DSi is not region free, a non-Japanese DSi won't be able run the game at all whereas a regular DS or DS Lite has no problem running the game at all, but obviously won't have the QR function due to the hardware lacking a camera or two.

Also, I wouldn't count too much on a western release of iM@S.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on November 02, 2009, 04:27:21 am
If you wish to honestly support iM@S, import it from Play-Asia so Play-Asia could at least show Namco how much people are interested in it.
If you're going to play it, then buy it.  There are no patches to iM@S DS for translation or to get rid of the anti-piracy.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on November 02, 2009, 05:15:23 am
Chances of Idolm@ster being released outside of Japan/Asia is almost zero percent. Just import the game, because pirating im@s games is a big no-no. :3
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 02, 2009, 05:53:54 am
Chances of Idolm@ster being released outside of Japan/Asia is almost zero percent. Just import the game, because pirating im@s games is a big no-no. :3

im@s xbox is a money eater lmao, DS and SP are still acceptable
also the update for im@s xbox now causes your modded region free xbox to crash, neat-o :K
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on November 02, 2009, 06:14:59 am
im@s xbox is a money eater lmao, DS and SP are still acceptable
also the update for im@s xbox now causes your modded region free xbox to crash, neat-o :K
When did this patch happen?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sev on November 02, 2009, 06:37:51 am
i swear it almost like a war just to play xbox imas. the only way to win is to learn japanese get a japanese xbox and then buy idolmaster. but if your like me your too broke to do all that.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 02, 2009, 06:44:37 am
When did this patch happen?

2 months ago
before when the lock hacking was banned of catalogs
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: lisondra22 on November 03, 2009, 03:02:09 pm
just get a japanese xbox 360  ~_~
or maybe an asian one ~_~
I just got one but screw the japanese xbox live points  >:(
don't choose free shipping in play-asia.. your 360 might get broken before even getting the cd.
by the way my power cord is fuc*** up (accidentally plugged in 220v and kaboom!)
and the next day the transformer i ordered came ~_~ (the world is screwed up)
by the way all these things we're talking about are off-topic.....
i swear it almost like a war just to play xbox imas. the only way to win is to learn japanese get a japanese xbox and then buy idolmaster. but if your like me your too broke to do all that.
It's not a war ~_~ it's like gambling for nothing...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: nikorai on November 11, 2009, 08:06:54 pm
i swear it almost like a war just to play xbox imas. the only way to win is to learn japanese get a japanese xbox and then buy idolmaster. but if your like me your too broke to do all that.
Yep. I got as far as that.
But to keep this thread on topic I suggest moving to the thread where I started the talk about my xbox 360.

lisondra22
How did you manage to plug a 110v connector into a 220v socket?  At least at my place they are of completely different shape. But when attached to a power converter (aka transformer) everything works perfectly.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sev on November 12, 2009, 03:44:55 am
back to idolmaster DS are there any major issues with the game.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on November 12, 2009, 05:25:12 am
The auditions.


Nrrrrrrgh.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on November 12, 2009, 05:47:29 am
The auditions.


Nrrrrrrgh.

agreed.

well, that and just... just how boring it is compared to the auditions in SP (and in the xbox one I assume).
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Mabz on November 12, 2009, 06:52:39 am
The auditions, if not outright tedious, can be pretty much chance based.
I literaly had a 90% for the audition (started at 70%) and it failed me, to add insult to injury it was on one of the "game over" auditions.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on November 12, 2009, 09:50:10 pm
Lessons don't really mean that much in this game, do they?

I mean, they affect the initial judge appeal percentage, but you can always get that up by being good at your memory appeals.  And even if you aren't good with those, you no matter what have a 10% chance of winning, right?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on November 13, 2009, 12:11:01 am
Lessons don't really mean that much in this game, do they?

I mean, they affect the initial judge appeal percentage, but you can always get that up by being good at your memory appeals. 
Having higer stats seems to affect the decline of a judge's interest as well.

And even if you aren't good with those, you no matter what have a 10% chance of winning, right?
Sadly the inverse is true as well...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 13, 2009, 12:36:41 am
Lessons don't really mean that much in this game, do they?
Well, they mean something to me, for sure. they're more fun to do than the auditions!

Though, the auditions in this game are truly a disappointment. I actually look forward to doing auditions in SP XD I also like the stage performances a great deal, and since iM@S DS goes day-by-day rather than by week (and because of the auditions *shakefist*) it feels like it's a lot longer before I actually get to see a performance.

also, unlocking costumes/accessories is just...ugh. OTZ
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on November 13, 2009, 01:31:59 am
Unlocking costumes/accessories is annoying in DS -- but it's kind of the same in SP imo (although, I'm not very far yet in Story mode so I don't have a definite answer).

But I think I've gotten more 'blanks' on DS for fan mail more than anything >_>; (poor eri don't cry)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on November 13, 2009, 02:13:02 am
Unlocking costumes/accessories is annoying in DS -- but it's kind of the same in SP imo (although, I'm not very far yet in Story mode so I don't have a definite answer).
Sleep every day.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: digi162 on November 30, 2009, 06:21:29 am
Out of my own curiosity for those who've completed the DS version, I was wondering-

a) How many hours have you plugged into the game?
b) How much replay value do you feel is in the game?
c) Have you played it in public?  Any reactions from people? :trollface:
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Lushe on November 30, 2009, 10:33:53 am
Out of my own curiosity for those who've completed the DS version, I was wondering-

a) How many hours have you plugged into the game?

Not too much. Each idol's storyline can be complete in about 3 to 6 hours.

Quote
b) How much replay value do you feel is in the game?

Well, each idol's storyline has multiple endings, so it may take multiple playthroughs to see them all.

Quote
c) Have you played it in public?  Any reactions from people? :trollface:

Yes, I actually play my im@s games in the public quite often (in my university). Surprisingly, people who see me playing actually become interested in the games, and start asking me questions about im@s and such.

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on December 17, 2009, 03:19:18 am
I finally got my copy of Dearly Stars, exactly 5 months ago from today when I pre-ordered it from Play-Asia (**** you, PA, for completely botching my order).

Could someone help me figure out what exactly does the panel system do (the one where you have to insert some colored blocks against the lyrics of the song)? I reckon it has something to do with the choreography of the TV performance, but is it a must to do or can I leave it to the game to decide for me?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on December 17, 2009, 04:14:40 am
Yeah, choreography. The different moves are categorized by Dance, Visual, Vocal and give you a boost in that area if you don't feel like doing the stat games. If you prefer the normal dance though just raising the stats and changing your items is enough; the auditions aren't especially hard.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: quadrain on December 18, 2009, 06:42:36 pm
Is it me or is everyone selling Dearly Stars for less than $30? limited time of course

Update:
Fianlly ordered my copy for $22.90 before shipping from PlayAsia
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: twinklestar on December 19, 2009, 02:47:46 pm
Is it me or is everyone selling Dearly Stars for less than $30? limited time of course

Update:
Fianlly ordered my copy for $22.90 before shipping from PlayAsia

Yeah bought one also as a X-Mas gift for my friend and so far only two copies are in stock right now:

http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-4jgc-71-9g-84-j-70-3gui.html

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 19, 2009, 06:10:52 pm
Kinda makes me wish I hadn't preordered it, considering I spent $60 on it and don't play it nearly as often as I do SP. :s
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on December 21, 2009, 06:21:00 pm
How come I never noticed the Tales of Graces poster in the 876 Pro office before?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on December 21, 2009, 08:46:08 pm
Wait, what? Where? do you have a picture?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: quadrain on December 22, 2009, 12:11:13 am
Yeah bought one also as a X-Mas gift for my friend and so far only two copies are in stock right now:

http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-4jgc-71-9g-84-j-70-3gui.html

 ;D ;D


You're the 3rd person I know that ordered it from the same place lol. I need to go home and get it.

Check out the dates of travel 0.o
(http://www.quadrain.com/Gallery2/d/44370-2/delivery.JPG)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on December 22, 2009, 03:14:03 am
Wait, what? Where? do you have a picture?
I can't take pics from my DS, but if you look in the back of the 876 office (if you don't own it, watch the start of Dearly Station), you'll see a picture of Sophie with the Tales of Graces logo on it.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Picup on December 22, 2009, 07:28:06 pm
XD I've seen that poster tons of times, just never got around to snapping a photo of it -- I"ll nab a photo when I find my camera and DS.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 01, 2010, 07:12:21 am
I can't take pics from my DS, but if you look in the back of the 876 office (if you don't own it, watch the start of Dearly Station), you'll see a picture of Sophie with the Tales of Graces logo on it.
So I guess Im@s DS was hinting the ToG crossover all along.
Wow, nice spotting there.

Comic Market refuled my motivation to play this game again, and Ryo is currently rank C.
Failed the rank D to C audition on purpose first, but the Rank D ending wasn't anything special...
Yet to see the rank E ending where he mentally breaks down, though.

It maybe me, but Ryo's story seems to be the most straightforward and most "shonen manga-like."
Boy loses faith in himself, boy goes through hardships, boy meets girl, and then boy becomes a man.

I thought Ryo was supposed to be a lovely trap. Why is it that he feels more and more of a handsome and kind-hearted male lead as the story progresses? lol
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 01, 2010, 11:13:24 am


It maybe me, but Ryo's story seems to be the most straightforward and most "shonen manga-like."
Boy loses faith in himself, boy goes through hardships, boy meets girl, and then boy becomes a man.

I thought Ryo was supposed to be a lovely trap. Why is it that he feels more and more of a handsome and kind-hearted male lead as the story progresses? lol


How else are they gonna do him, have him be a bounty hunter armed with yo-yos in a nun's outfit? Wait...

But remember, the whole point of Ryo becoming an idol is for him to become a better person from his idol experience. Though a bit flawed in how he ends up going about it (and the reason why we all love him so much), ultimately he wants to make his dreams come true.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 01, 2010, 11:19:42 am
How else are they gonna do him, have him be a bounty hunter armed with yo-yos in a nun's outfit? Wait...

But remember, the whole point of Ryo becoming an idol is for him to become a better person from his idol experience. Though a bit flawed in how he ends up going about it (and the reason why we all love him so much), ultimately he wants to make his dreams come true.
Good point.

I actually forgot about the whole reason why Ryo wants/wanted to be an idol in the first place.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Kyo on January 02, 2010, 03:28:09 am
I was a little disappointed that the game didn't explore more of the relationship between Ryo and Yumeko, especially after she found out that Ryo was a boy. Those two make an interesting pair.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 02, 2010, 04:32:03 am
I was a little disappointed that the game didn't explore more of the relationship between Ryo and Yumeko, especially after she found out that Ryo was a boy. Those two make an interesting pair.

They'll probably get some Drama CDs explaining their relationship a little more.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on January 02, 2010, 09:00:32 am
They'll probably get some Drama CDs explaining their relationship a little more.

i lol'd

yumeko doesn't have a voice
and i'd be pretty dissapointing to give one out of over 9000 voiceless characters from the ds game a voice in a drama cd only
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 02, 2010, 09:04:42 am
i lol'd

yumeko doesn't have a voice
and i'd be pretty dissapointing to give one out of over 9000 voiceless characters from the ds game a voice in a drama cd only

They gave the producer a Drama CD only voice
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on January 02, 2010, 09:09:47 am
They gave the producer a Drama CD only voice

thats an exception, because in the games P's personality is based off you and the choices you make, basically you are the producer himself.
now in the drama cd, you cant make choices or alter the course of the story and many people are hearing the same thing so they adjust the personality to everyones needs and gave him a voice.
P did not have a voice in eternal prism series because the only time he ever had a presence was in eternal prism 3.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 02, 2010, 12:32:21 pm
thats an exception, because in the games P's personality is based off you and the choices you make, basically you are the producer himself.
now in the drama cd, you cant make choices or alter the course of the story and many people are hearing the same thing so they adjust the personality to everyones needs and gave him a voice.
P did not have a voice in eternal prism series because the only time he ever had a presence was in eternal prism 3.

......Why can't she, or the rest of the cast for that matter, have voices for Drama CDs? Think of it this way: In said DCD, the producer is a character that interacts with the rest of the cast through verbal communication. Since it's an audio media, and communication made through visual interaction can't be expressed, the use of sound is required to prove he 'exist' and is part of the cast.

That applied to anyone who may get an appearance in Drama CDs- they will be voiced regardless. No exceptions to whoever will be. If I recall correctly, on one Drama CD, there was a Drama CD-only character intended for plot purposes. If they can go that far, why shouldn't in-game cast members be? >.>

(We're not talking about DS anymore, huh?)

On-topic: What's the worst that happened on a RyoXYumeko relationship (in-game)?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 02, 2010, 12:48:12 pm
Think its the rank D ending, where they don't even develop a relationship.
They just end up as enemies (not even rivals), and that's the end of that.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on January 02, 2010, 08:42:52 pm
i have never played through ai's story and dont plan to since i already know what the outcome is
but i had an demonic awesome eri run and still got a perfect ending :K

Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 03, 2010, 11:11:11 am
Think its the rank D ending, where they don't even develop a relationship.
They just end up as enemies (not even rivals), and that's the end of that.

Wait. Yumeko never knew Ryo's secret then?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 03, 2010, 03:35:13 pm
Wait. Yumeko never knew Ryo's secret then?
Nope, Ryo only reveals his secret in the rank B and A ending.

Rank D ending summary:

So Ryo fails the audition, then staggers outside in his loss.

He goes to the park, saying "anyone nice out there who's willing to comfort a lost traveler?" where Yumeko turns up, disses Ryo saying how much of a failure he is, and Ryo just collapses, saying to himself "I'm a failure. Just another failure..."

The end.



The regarding Ryo, his rank E ending is possibly the most depressing ending in IM@s ever.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on January 07, 2010, 07:03:33 am
He deserves it.

Thankfully these DS games are just a figment of my imagination.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 07, 2010, 07:39:45 am
He deserves it.

Say that again with a straight face~
*hides a large hammer behind me*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: h4ataraxia on January 07, 2010, 08:06:34 am
He deserves it.

lol i think he deserves much worse
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 07, 2010, 08:59:13 am
Wait, why does he deserve a mental breakdown?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on January 07, 2010, 01:25:10 pm
You can't break what's already broken. No sane boy would do what he does. Don't try to excuse it.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on January 07, 2010, 11:52:38 pm
Would anyone like to summarize the Rank E ending for me since I skipped right past it?

EDIT: Ryo's that is
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 08, 2010, 01:55:29 pm
Would anyone like to summarize the Rank E ending for me since I skipped right past it?

EDIT: Ryo's that is
He can't take the "girlification" training any more after he loses the second rank E audition, and loses his real self. He has a mental breakdown, and then suddenly starts acting like he has always been a girl.

He's lost his dreams of becoming a real man, not to mention his real personality. He's lost everything and he doesn't even know.

Living with two personalities was too much for a 15 year old to endure.


[edit]
On the other hand, I love Ryo's true ending, since behind the layers of "lol trap" and "oh noes my pad's gone", it's a genuine boy-meets-girl story.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 08, 2010, 03:47:15 pm
That......*sob* sob*.....That's so sad.....*sniff* *scoops ice creams and eats*

Though can I have your commentary on the rest of the 876 idols' endings?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: blake307 on January 08, 2010, 04:06:38 pm
Poor Ryo-san.  :(  I would also like to know the endings for Ai and Eri-san.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 08, 2010, 07:02:12 pm
I'll post my essay (yeah, I'm actually attempting to write an analytical essay on the themes of each story) summary after I'm done with Ai.
Saving the "main" heroine for last and, well, still haven't finished her story yet.

But really, really short summary:
Ryo - Boy meets girl, girl changes boy, boy challenges the world and saves the girl
Eri - Story of human relationships, trust, dependency on others and yuri
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 08, 2010, 08:27:52 pm
Ryo - Boy meets girl, girl changes boy, boy challenges the world and saves the girl

Then boy gets stripped by two other girls XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on January 09, 2010, 01:42:39 am
Hey doing lessons raises one stat and lowers the other two right? Does it lower the stats a lot or just a tiny bit? I mean, could I theoretically get all stats maxed just through lessons
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on January 09, 2010, 04:41:59 am
Yes, the stats only decrease a tiny bit.
Keep getting good or perfect lessons, and you should get the stats really high.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 09, 2010, 06:14:28 am
There seems to be a stat limit that's linked to idol rank though...
Either that, or it feels like it since the lessons become much more efficient as your ranks rises.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Trance Blossom on January 09, 2010, 08:47:10 pm
Sleep every day.
As much fun as making Eri even more hikikomori is, after a certain number of weeks between auditions presents stop arriving on Sunday.

Seriously though, rest day, rest day, rest day, rest day, rest day, rest day, STAY HOME, repeat
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: H4ataraxia on March 24, 2010, 04:28:07 am
http://www.amiami.com/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=TVG-NDS-2075&template=default/product/e_display.html

wahahaha people finally understand how bad this game is
check the price
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on March 24, 2010, 04:59:29 am
o.O!?!? Wow. That's as surprising as one time, a guy got a new copy of FFXIII for $13.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on March 24, 2010, 05:57:00 am
How much would that be in US dollars?
BTW I saw a copy in a con for 50 some dollars...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on March 24, 2010, 05:58:10 am
That's got to be like...$15-$16, loosely converted? Man, price has dropped a -lot- XD
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on March 24, 2010, 06:55:17 am
Meh. Who knows what happens. Price drops are inevitable anyways. lol Specially on DS games, so I've noticed.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on March 24, 2010, 11:18:51 am
It's been like that forever. Like, since last December, at least in local stores.

The gameplay is crap, and the only good thing is the story.
Plus despite the CERO rating, its not really child friendly nor is it aimed at new players/producers.

But being able to buy a second cart for 3 extra save slots without burning the wallet can't be a bad thing.


[edit]
The worst DS price drop I've seen is the new Zelda DS game though.
Under 1.5K yen in most stores.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Scotty on March 24, 2010, 11:28:38 pm
Meh. Who knows what happens. Price drops are inevitable anyways. lol Specially on DS games, so I've noticed.

I know what happened.

Price drops happen quickly on games that don't sell.

Price drops happen slowly on games that sell well.

I wonder which category this fan made DS game falls under....
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on March 25, 2010, 05:02:21 am
Then what's with that $50 dollar crap in the con, I could have bought it and play through it while I learn Japanese (and fail Japanese horribly)
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: H4ataraxia on March 28, 2010, 05:17:16 am
Then what's with that $50 dollar crap in the con, I could have bought it and play through it while I learn Japanese (and fail Japanese horribly)

probably because its a con and they overprice things.
you'd pay a good load of cash for something you cant get in us (or maybe you can if you're luckier than the little boy in 28 weeks later)
besides think of it as when you go to sixflags or knotts; suddenly sodas and water bottles are like $4

i had to pay $8-10 for the im@s nendo's and trading figures at anime expo when they're like 400-500 yen
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: ProjectAria on March 31, 2010, 05:36:07 am
probably because its a con and they overprice things.
you'd pay a good load of cash for something you cant get in us (or maybe you can if you're luckier than the little boy in 28 weeks later)
besides think of it as when you go to sixflags or knotts; suddenly sodas and water bottles are like $4

i had to pay $8-10 for the im@s nendo's and trading figures at anime expo when they're like 400-500 yen

You have to remember a few things about your argument.  Yes, sodas and water do cost like 4 dollars at parks.  The reason why you had to pay 8-10 dollars for your trading figures is the fact... Yen =/= Dollars , the yen is higher than our dollar,  400 yen is $4.32, 500 yen is $5.40.  Let's not forget they have to pay for shipping cost for those figures.  Since after all we don't live in Japan and they do have to be shipped overseas.  I believe the max profit they are most likely making is one dollar, after all you can't sell or buy without having a some kind of profit.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Sam on April 08, 2010, 05:02:40 am
I know what happened.

Price drops happen quickly on games that don't sell.

Price drops happen slowly on games that sell well.

I wonder which category this fan made DS game falls under....
The World Ends With You is an exception
No I don't care what you say, I speak the truth.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Benpc91 on April 08, 2010, 12:06:13 pm
Supply and demand on that one.  It still has a high demand, but low supply, thus price doesn't drop.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: quadrain on April 15, 2010, 07:06:13 pm
Hard to say with the price drop, since there's a mixture of supply / demand and recession. Truthfully the price on amiami has been like that for months, while play-asia put back the MSRP. I remember around late last year when the game released, it was one of the top selling games, but like any merchandise, sales drop in an negative exponent slope.

Dun think many people buy games from amiami since they're more of figures and merchandise in general.

For the conventions, they're prices are just all over the place. Dun ever trust their prices since either they're way over priced or sometimes under priced. Recently however, they have been slowly keeping with market pricing (got Idolm@ster Christmas 4 You for like $20 at Otakon one year).

As far as in the game itself, the game isn't really crap IMO, but that's form personal experience. Some people may like it some people don't, it's a good right before bed game which I've been doing for a few months since that's the only time I can play the game. Got Eri to Rank C so far.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on January 26, 2011, 04:42:59 pm
Here's me hoping for an Imas 3DS.
The characters and story is too good to waste.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cael K. on January 26, 2011, 06:37:14 pm
Here's me hoping for an Imas 3DS.
The characters and story is too good to waste.

Fix the auditions, and we're talking. Heck, give it the old Arcadem@s/360/SP auditions and we're talking. I'm sure a lot of people'd love that.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 27, 2011, 11:26:45 am
Here's me hoping for an Imas 3DS.
The characters and story is too good to waste.
They better make, even if small, changes to the girls and Ryo's storyline, so people won't be bored if they play it (assuming it'll come, and they're still there).

Oh, and while they're at it: More idols please! *puppy eyes*
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: azuyuki on January 27, 2011, 09:43:00 pm
More Ryo Please!
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: s8C on January 27, 2011, 11:24:42 pm
They better make, even if small, changes to the girls and Ryo's storyline, so people won't be bored if they play it (assuming it'll come, and they're still there).

Oh, and while they're at it: More idols please! *puppy eyes*

It seemed like they had a spare idol in each path with this in mind.

Mai, Cineria, and Yumeko
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 28, 2011, 04:00:27 am
I don't think producing Mai would be such a good thing XD She has already passed on her idol life, right?

Cineria and Yumeko, though = yes please.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BlueBird on February 27, 2011, 10:51:08 pm
Fix the auditions, and we're talking. Heck, give it the old Arcadem@s/360/SP auditions and we're talking. I'm sure a lot of people'd love that.


I haven't been able to find a video, what are the audition like in IM@S DS?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: TweenDoriru on February 27, 2011, 11:57:19 pm
I haven't been able to find a video, what are the audition like in IM@S DS?
I can't provide you a video, but it's very short (30 seconds? I'm not sure, I haven't played it in a loooong time) and the only thing you can do is use Memory Appeals. Memory Appeal goes across the touch screen, and you just have to tap the good memories.

Naturally, the more good memory appeals, the higher your chance of winning the audition. But it's still a bit luck-based, as you can get all good appeals and still lose...

It doesn't even play the song that you're using in your idol adventure, iirc. The 30 seconds is an instrumental short remake of "Hello!!"
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on February 28, 2011, 12:13:30 am
To add to TweenDoriru's post, you'll start with full interest bar of 90%, but it'll drop with a speed based on your stats; better stats is lesser decline.
To raise the bar you use an appeal like mentioned before.
The percentage you have left at the end of an audition is the chance you'll win.
Because the minimum and maximum you can get are 10 and 90% respectively, you can lose an audition with a full bar as well as winning one with an empty bar.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BlueBird on February 28, 2011, 12:54:08 am
That does not seem like much fun...
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Cael K. on February 28, 2011, 12:59:32 am
That does not seem like much fun...

I personally never lost an audition, and had my success rates at a constant 80 - 90%, so I can't verify myself if you can still lose while doing everything right, but if there's one thing to learn from 80's RPGs, it's that luck battles are never good.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on February 28, 2011, 01:39:37 am
so I can't verify myself if you can still lose while doing everything right
It happened to me both ways before :|
If you dont want to waste time doing lessons all the time and just want to go through the story the 10% thing's pretty nice.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Squitter on March 01, 2011, 03:23:13 am
To add to TweenDoriru's post, you'll start with full interest bar of 90%, but it'll drop with a speed based on your stats; better stats is lesser decline.

You do not always start with 90%. That percentage is dependant upon your current image and stats. If the audition is Vocal and your image is also currently Vocal, along with having done many Vocal lessons, then it will be 90%. But if your image isn't the same or you haven't done any lessons it will be low. Personally, the lowest I've seen is 35%.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Pizzaman on March 07, 2011, 07:54:37 am
If anything, gameplay is non-existent in DS.
It's pretty much an interactive manga for the most part. A great manga, mind you.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: enigmaopoeia on March 22, 2011, 08:14:57 pm
I am playing through this game for the first time and also this is my first game into the IDOLM@STER series.  Here are my current stats, I also included the Japanese just in case.  Please excuse my bad translations:

Eri Mizutani [水谷絵理]
Idol Rank F [アイドルランク F]
Image Level 2 [イメージレベル 2]
F Rank - "An Idol Who Can't Sing?" [Fランク - 「歌わないアイドル?」]
And I am about to do the Promotion [営業]: Singing Research [歌い方の研究].

And I have these questions:

1.) Does Lessons [レッスン] really matter?  Whenever I tried to raise stats in one area, the other two always drop.  Maybe my Idol Rank [アイドルランク] is too low?  The only benefit I see is getting Choreography Panels [振付パネル] and making my Idol happy.  So I just kept Vocal [ボーカル] at three stars, Dance [ダンス] at 2 stars, and Visual [ビジュアル] at 1 star.

2.) When can I start doing an Auditions [オーディション]?  Every time I select it, it says "No Auditions - There are no auditions available at this time." [オーディションなし - 現在受けられうオーディションはありません。].  Do I need to finish all of my Promotions [営業] first?

3.) Is there a proper way to do the Schedules [スケジュール]?  I usually try to do Lessons [レッスン] on the weekdays and Promotions [営業] on the weekends.  Is there a time I should let her Rest [休む], aside from making her happy even though her Tension [テンション] meter is full?

I'm sorry for so many questions.  Thanks to anyone who can help me.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: BT2 on March 22, 2011, 09:20:48 pm
1.) Does Lessons [レッスン] really matter?  Whenever I tried to raise stats in one area, the other two always drop.  Maybe my Idol Rank [アイドルランク] is too low?  The only benefit I see is getting Choreography Panels [振付パネル] and making my Idol happy.  So I just kept Vocal [ボーカル] at three stars, Dance [ダンス] at 2 stars, and Visual [ビジュアル] at 1 star.

2.) When can I start doing an Auditions [オーディション]?  Every time I select it, it says "No Auditions - There are no auditions available at this time." [オーディションなし - 現在受けられうオーディションはありません。].  Do I need to finish all of my Promotions [営業] first?

3.) Is there a proper way to do the Schedules [スケジュール]?  I usually try to do Lessons [レッスン] on the weekdays and Promotions [営業] on the weekends.  Is there a time I should let her Rest [休む], aside from making her happy even though her Tension [テンション] meter is full?

1. You gain more stats than you lose, but it gets annoying after a while.
2. iM@S DS wants you to finish marked promos first. You can't do an audition and advance to the next chapter of the story if you miss out on the main plot.
3. Scheduling's overrated, do whatever you want whenever you want, it's not like it matters neways cause there's no time limit in the game.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: enigmaopoeia on March 22, 2011, 10:14:04 pm
Thanks!  I'm glad that I have now more free range on what I can do with Eri.  Now time to finish up those Promotions.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: zeda12123 on February 01, 2012, 02:17:01 am
I have a question: whats the game play like? i found a pretty cheep copy and am considering buying it but I'd like to know more about the game play first. I've never really heard all that much about it.
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Saturos on February 01, 2012, 09:14:20 am
I have a question: whats the game play like? i found a pretty cheep copy and am considering buying it but I'd like to know more about the game play first. I've never really heard all that much about it.

Not as 3D as the other games, of course. There's no time limit when choosing dialogue... I think.
I played it a little when I got the chance. Learned about that much until I realized I couldn't go on with the fact I can't read Japanese. orz
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: liza94 on June 30, 2014, 06:22:23 pm
I have a question for everyone who knows Japanese and/or plays Dearly Stars.

(http://i.imgur.com/uU1NZ5d.png?1)

What does Ozaki want of me/Eri?
Title: Re: iDOLM@STER DS
Post by: Naryoril on June 30, 2014, 10:11:37 pm
そう。最後は目の前でくるくる指回すから自分のペースで、その動きについてきて

my japanese isn't great and i'm lacking the context, but i'd say she want's you to hurry up. And something about moving the finger in a rotating motion.