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THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER 2 => Topic started by: iM@Sotaku on June 15, 2011, 09:05:13 pm

Title: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: iM@Sotaku on June 15, 2011, 09:05:13 pm
I was thinking of buying THE iDOLM@STER 2, but I have a few questions I'd like answered first.
1. You CAN'T produce Ritsuko, Ami, Azusa, and Iori ,but you CAN use them in S4U, right?
2. Can every song go up to 5 idols, or a select few?
3. can you only produce a trio group?
and 4. can you do 4 idols in a song?

Thank you for reading, if you have questions as well, don't be afraid to post.
Thanks to everyone who answers~!
Title: Re: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: BT2 on June 15, 2011, 10:52:18 pm
To be honest I don't think these questions warrant a new topic but meh.

1. Yes but you need to unlock them first
2. Only a select few songs can be used for quintets
3. Yes,it's trios only.
4. No, quartets're not in the game because NBGI is too lazy; I think it's because they don't really have a way to spread 4 characters in 5 slots and make it symmetric without making a new choreography for a song..
Title: Re: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: Cael K. on June 16, 2011, 04:19:49 am
4. No, quartets're not in the game because NBGI is too lazy; I think it's because they don't really have a way to spread 4 characters in 5 slots and make it symmetric without making a new choreography for a song..

I honestly don't know how five minus center would look, but I guess NBGI doesn't think it would look good.

EDIT: Late, horridly late, but it looks like I misspelled five.
Title: Re: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: Setsuna on June 16, 2011, 06:57:00 am
To be honest I don't think these questions warrant a new topic but meh.

1. Yes but you need to unlock them first
2. Only a select few songs can be used for quintets
3. Yes,it's trios only.
4. No, quartets're not in the game because NBGI is too lazy; I think it's because they don't really have a way to spread 4 characters in 5 slots and make it symmetric without making a new choreography for a song..

Although for the quintets, they have to make some quite rapid changes for the songs (Honey Heartbeat in duo or Solo is the most obvious of examples - there's no 'lead' in that song anymore, so certain things don't happen)

It's mostly more effort than it's worth in most cases - it'd be making another quintet subcatergory, and since at the moment only 5 songs even support quintet out of the current 19 (The world is all one, Megare, im@s 2nd mix, Smokey Thrill, Honey Heartbeat) although I swear there's a 6th out there.

You'd have to decide where they are, what they do. It's pretty intensive work planning then executing. Would they eventually? Possibly I guess, if they think it'd sell.

My brain needs to wake up though.

To note, you can guest in a quintet in story mode with a certain type of event and all quintets are limited to 4 stages at this point in time. Otherwise the information here's accurate.
Title: Re: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: ~Lyssa~ on July 24, 2011, 04:17:59 am
Figured I'd ask here anyway since you were asking questions about The Idolm@ster 2... I was wondering if catalogs such as the one with "Kyun! Vampire Girl" and stuff cost msp? I always thought they were free but as I've learned the other day with Idolm@ster and Live For You, it just installs the catalog so you can buy it directly in game or something... I was hoping they don't, but I want a heads up so I know to save up for some points... =__=
Title: Re: Questions about THE iDOLM@STER 2
Post by: BT2 on July 24, 2011, 04:34:04 am
Well, the actual catalogs're free but the locked items associated with those aren't.
When downloading a catalog you're actually downloading every part of DLC that could be used in the game on your HDD for that month, though the items're locked until you paid for them.
Unlike SP, even if you want to download a new pattern or one piece of accessory you'll be downloading a 300+ mb file.

If you have the catalogs you could watch 30 seconds of other users' replay data though.