Project-iM@S

THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER SP (PSP) series => Topic started by: Elixir on June 20, 2012, 12:20:58 am

Title: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 20, 2012, 12:20:58 am
(http://i.imgur.com/NyZDp.png)

Official Site (http://idolmastermirror.channel.or.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/)
Platform: Playstation Portable/Vita Compatable
Developer: Bandai Namco
Release date: 10/25/2012 (all 3 versions)
Genre: IM@S Rhythm Game
Pricing: 5,980 yen (retail ver) | 5,380 yen (DL ver)
First Press Bonus: Backstage Pass (login to allow players to access a Special Secret Site)

The three PSP versions:

Honey Sound: Ritsuko, Haruka, Chihaya and Azusa
(http://i.imgur.com/NgFZm.jpg)

Funky Note: Mami, Iori, Yayoi, Hibiki, Ami
(http://i.imgur.com/VhkSx.jpg)

Groovy Tune: Takane, Yukiho, Miki, Makoto
(http://i.imgur.com/5tHbG.jpg)

First trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmkHpFEg_IE)

Main theme is "MUSIC♪"

Original announcement of the PSP trio: http://taletalesource.blog69.fc2.com/blog-entry-2896.html
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on June 20, 2012, 12:24:30 am
Well, I haven't expected this... but yeah, I would have thought that they would release for the PSVita considering that it has more power...

Oh well, I'm getting this although my sister will probably yell at me for hogging the PSP, which I'm currently doing to play SP.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SalemJeanette on June 20, 2012, 12:30:37 am
グルーヴィーチューン:星井美希、萩原雪歩、菊地真、四条貴音

Missed listing Makoto in Groovy Tune
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 20, 2012, 12:31:06 am
Woohoo!

I wonder if the graphics have improved... the SP games were pretty shaky in that regard.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on June 20, 2012, 12:35:44 am
But still, I wonder if they are going to use the gameplay from iM@S 2 or keep the original system. Who knows, but I'm interested in how they will do this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SalemJeanette on June 20, 2012, 12:42:47 am
Also wonder what songs are they going to recycle again :p
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 20, 2012, 12:47:34 am
I wonder if there will be new rivals.  C'mon Kuroi, start that rap group- you know you want to.   8)

edit: I don't like rhythm games. :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 20, 2012, 12:54:27 am
Looks like a rhythm game. They say something about hitting pink and blue buttons when they get to the center of the screen.

I am reminded of Gitaroo Man dodging. Or rather, I am reminded of Gitaroo Man anything.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on June 20, 2012, 12:59:02 am
Sold.

I effing love rhythm games.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 12:59:42 am
sold
wait shit I need a vita first
Okay I'll get that AND THEN I'M SOLD
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 20, 2012, 01:00:49 am
sold
wait shit I need a vita first
Okay I'll get that AND THEN I'M SOLD

Quote from: http://taletalesource.blog69.fc2.com/blog-entry-2896.html
機種/PSP

Does that help?

... Does it help your wallet?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 01:03:03 am
oh yes it does 0u0
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 20, 2012, 01:04:15 am
They updated the blog entry with a little more info on the game:

It isn't an idol raising sim. The groups in each game are fixed, and you attend festivals to play a rhythm game something along the lines of tapping buttons to match the icons on screen. So basically, it's something similar to L4U.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 01:31:35 am
All you had to say was im@s psp game. Sold.

Although the idols trouble me. Obviously I want Haruka and I also like Azusa, but I don't know if I really want Chihaya and Ritsuko as much.

Looking forward to this development.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 20, 2012, 01:38:06 am
YES.YES.
A rhythm game that is all about iM@S!All I need to do now is find my PSP charger.In the meanwhile i'm going to play some im@s songs in Taiko  for the iOS.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 01:39:06 am

Although the idols trouble me. Obviously I want Haruka and I also like Azusa, but I don't know if I really want Chihaya and Ritsuko as much.

same.

I'm a big fan of makoto and Yukiho, I like Miki the least and Takane I'm indifferent about...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: blake307 on June 20, 2012, 01:55:18 am
I would get Groovy Tune mainly for Yukiho. I like Takane too and Miki somewhat but i'm not much of a fan of Makoto. But Either way I would get this if I had a PSP which I don't sadly.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 02:02:22 am
I really want the "loli" edition...This is gonna hurt my wallet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on June 20, 2012, 02:43:53 am
I'm guessing "GO MY WAY!!" and "relations" would be no brainers when talking about the song list. Without those two songs, it's not iM@S.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 02:45:48 am
I'm guessing "GO MY WAY!!" and "relations" would be no brainers when talking about the song list. Without those two songs, it's not iM@S.

No, it's not an iM@S game without "The iDOLM@STER".
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 20, 2012, 03:55:45 am
Just saw this. Kinda upset that they split Makoto from Yayoi and Hibiki this time, but she's up there with Miki, and those are my top favorites, so I guess I'd be okay with either one of those versions...

Inevitably, though, I'll wait on the Best versions to come out and buy all three. (Because let's face it, it's iM@S. It will have Best versions.)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on June 20, 2012, 04:13:48 am
No, it's not an iM@S game without "The iDOLM@STER".

Which one? It took me a lot of time to take a liking to 2nd Mix. At first I was like "Bleh. Where's the original?" :V

Those two songs, on the other hand, have made their rounds ever since ther inclusion on the 360. Dunno which ones I would consider the most iconic.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 20, 2012, 04:48:47 am
Can't wait! I'm just going to preorder all 3, from the get-go.  ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: troutfish on June 20, 2012, 05:38:23 am
Yesss, rhythm games are my favourite and what got me into iM@S in the first place. Now to borrow my friend's PSP...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Rihsa on June 20, 2012, 05:52:30 am
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5w9liiQ6g1r2y9o5o1_1280.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5w9liiQ6g1r2y9o5o2_1280.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5w9liiQ6g1r2y9o5o3_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5w9liiQ6g1r2y9o5o6_r1_1280.jpg
From here (http://nopantsnight.tumblr.com/post/25478187968/from-the-upcoming-psp-rhythm-game-the-idolm-ster)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 20, 2012, 06:01:20 am
... Those don't look like PSP graphics?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Rihsa on June 20, 2012, 06:02:56 am
2nd and 4th link says PSP.

But you're right, it doesn't look like PSP graphics.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 20, 2012, 06:06:54 am
... Music videos?

Is someone at Namco playing S4U and running it through a BlackMagic, then pasting another UI over it?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BlueBird on June 20, 2012, 06:13:34 am
I'm convinced this is for Vita and the blog is trying to troll or not release full information. Those graphics are to reminiscent of a 360 or PS3 version of the game. Maybe it's multiplatform for Vita and PSP? On a personal note, I still want to chose what they wear on stage and for there to be DLC songs.

An idol sim on Vita would be nice too...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on June 20, 2012, 06:21:58 am
From the looks of it, Either they have something like prerendered graphics or something with magic,  or they are also making it for the Vita. Whatever it be, it reminds me a lot of K-On! Graphics like that can't look that good on the PSP.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BlueBird on June 20, 2012, 06:24:03 am
it reminds me of K-On!, Theatrhythm FF, and Project Diva. I hope they're not pre rendered and that this is for vita.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on June 20, 2012, 06:53:31 am
Hoping these are for Vita, the graphics look too good for PSP. I wouldn't mind a rhythm game, though I was kind of hoping for a sim game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: iDOL15 on June 20, 2012, 06:57:05 am
Oh. Dear. God. YES!


I'm ready.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5vpf0voXW1qc1vfso1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 07:26:14 am
damn and i was hoping I wouldn't need to buy  a whole new system

but

The idols jamming on instruments and also music videos? I'm still sold.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 07:26:41 am
That's a psp game?



You had me at new im@s game, but this...holy shit! Those are awesomely beautiful!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BlueBird on June 20, 2012, 07:50:57 am
Well if it's a rhythm game, I hope it doesn't stop them from making a real idol raising sim on PSV.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Fuyuhotaru on June 20, 2012, 07:56:06 am
sold
my PSP is going to get more love
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 20, 2012, 08:16:30 am
Given the graphics, I highly doubt the games will be PSP exclusive. They're just too good. Even K-ON's prerendered graphics were not nearly this smooth. Maybe they found some way to have really really nice and smooth graphics on the PSP, but I doubt it would be such a huge jump. There's probably more to this than meets the eye. Robots in disguise!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on June 20, 2012, 11:11:40 am
Well, I haven't expected this... but yeah, I would have thought that they would release for the PSVita considering that it has more power...
PSP has bigger userbase (not to mention the Vita isn't selling really well). Even after the relase of PS3, there were anime-licensed games coming out on PS2...

K-ON's prerendered graphics
Wait, what? Had no idea...

Honestly, I hope this is multiplatform. I prefer real-time graphics...
Rhythm game... Not sure... I mean, I love DDR/Stepmania etc., but Project Diva wasn't as good as I hoped to be and this looks kinda like PD. Maybe I just got used to the western kind of music games (Rock Band, DJ Hero) too much? Even on handhelds (RB Unplugged rules)...

Also: Dang! If they swapped Ritsuko with Takane, Honey Sound would be prety much perfect for me...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 20, 2012, 11:31:05 am
Instruments? What manner of sorcery is this?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on June 20, 2012, 11:54:10 am
Im sorry. Those Graphics, PSP, that really hard to believe. Well cant wait to see the final product for sure.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on June 20, 2012, 02:35:52 pm
This is still most likely PSP.

Pre-rendered. Videos.

Judging from these screenshots, I can guess at how it'll play, and from what I gathered, it's already a better rhythm game than Project Diva (As if that's a challenge). I can see how they can make it more challenging as well, instead of just flooding the chart with more notes like PD. Still getting.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AbsoluteZero45 on June 20, 2012, 04:20:43 pm
I'm sold on this as well.  Though my 2 favorite idols are split up once again...  Coming to the PSP does strike me as a little odd, but maybe they'll plan to do an HD re-release of the game on the PS3 like they did with Project Diva and K-on!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 20, 2012, 06:02:25 pm
Wow just the graphics. :o Is it really going to be released for the PSP but either way i'm going to get it for the Chihaya holding a guitar. 8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 06:05:00 pm
Judging from these screenshots, I can guess at how it'll play, and from what I gathered, it's already a better rhythm game than Project Diva (As if that's a challenge). I can see how they can make it more challenging as well, instead of just flooding the chart with more notes like PD. Still getting.

The gimmick looks interesting can't wait to see it in play.
I hope there will be customization..otherwise they'll need to compensate with a bunch of super fan servicey animations.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 06:30:23 pm
This has been bothering me for awhile but don't those in game screenshots kind of remind you of those slot machines (name escapes me) that game out not long ago?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 06:53:31 pm
Live in Slot?

You're not alone. I was thinking the same exact thing.

Also. I think Yukiho should play the shovel in band mode.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 20, 2012, 07:07:23 pm
Coming to the PSP does strike me as a little odd, but maybe they'll plan to do an HD re-release of the game on the PS3 like they did with Project Diva and K-on!

That would be nice, but those were Sega games. As much as Namco likes to cash in on whatever they can, they don't seem to like putting in extra work. I doubt they'll follow the trend.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 20, 2012, 07:45:23 pm
If Namco says its on the PSP then its on the PSP. The scan even show the button layouts which clearly says PSP on top of it The graphics do look amazing, but if you look closely, they aren't that great compare to the 360/PS3 counterpart. It will suck if they were pre-rendered, but the PSP is capable of great graphics.

As for the game, I'm sold. I'm obviously getting Groovy Tune because of Yukiho and I really like Makoto. I don't mind Takanae at all, but Miki I just don't like her that much.

Funky Note would be my second choice because it has Iori and the twins. Hibiki is pretty awesome and Yayoi is just adorable.

Honey Sound, meh. Haruka is the only one I really like from that group and Chihaya is okay for me. I just don't like Azusa and Ritsuko.

I will be getting Groovy Tune for sure and hopefully I can afford Funky Note as well.

I just hope Namco doesn't save the best songs and costumes and other cool stuff for DLC only and only gives a cheap selection of songs.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: troutfish on June 20, 2012, 08:05:42 pm
Some more info here > http://andriasang.com/con1k8/imas_shiny_festa/
I'm also hoping for a decent selection of songs, but of course, everybody's tastes are different. We'll see when the time comes. I'll just sit here and wait until a PV is released.

Also. I think Yukiho should play the shovel in band mode.
...Namco, please.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 08:10:54 pm
Quote
In addition to live stage performances, referred to as "Live Style," the game's rhythm sequences also include "Anime Style," which pull clips from the Idolmaster anime, "Drama Style," which show dramatic sequences, and Band Style, which show the girls performing as a band (as opposed to the dancing and singing in the Live Style).

I wonder if makoto on a bike is going to be a drama sequence, same with Ritsuko on a bed. I'm also really digging the few costumes we can see.
so what songs do you guys expect? The makoto screen with the bike makes me think at least Jitensha, but I dunno how well that would fair for all the idols... maybe it'll have different songs in each version?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: iDOL15 on June 20, 2012, 08:12:34 pm
Does anybody think they're will be remixes in the game (for band style)?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 20, 2012, 08:42:59 pm
PSP has bigger userbase (not to mention the Vita isn't selling really well). Even after the relase of PS3, there were anime-licensed games coming out on PS2...
Wait, what? Had no idea...

Honestly, I hope this is multiplatform. I prefer real-time graphics...
Rhythm game... Not sure... I mean, I love DDR/Stepmania etc., but Project Diva wasn't as good as I hoped to be and this looks kinda like PD. Maybe I just got used to the western kind of music games (Rock Band, DJ Hero) too much? Even on handhelds (RB Unplugged rules)...

Also: Dang! If they swapped Ritsuko with Takane, Honey Sound would be prety much perfect for me...

Actually, I'm not sure if K-ON had prerendered graphics. That's just what I inferred from the earlier posts, but it may not be true. Scotty brought up a good point about how it could just be a video, which would actually make total sense and allow for awesome graphics.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on June 20, 2012, 09:17:40 pm
If Scamco insists on cashing in on DLC (which they will) they better give some pretty good preorder bonus dlc. Thanks for the link troutfish.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 20, 2012, 09:23:17 pm
So they are pre-rendered graphics arterall, is that what I'm getting at? As long as it doesn't look obvious like it was poorly implemented, I don't mind it at all.
What confuses me is why are there other idols from the supposes other versions of the games?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 20, 2012, 09:37:25 pm
What confuses me is why are there other idols from the supposes other versions of the games?

This.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 20, 2012, 10:07:36 pm
Just saw this. Kinda upset that they split Makoto from Yayoi and Hibiki this time, but she's up there with Miki, and those are my top favorites, so I guess I'd be okay with either one of those versions...

Inevitably, though, I'll wait on the Best versions to come out and buy all three. (Because let's face it, it's iM@S. It will have Best versions.)

Well I'm glad they put Makoto and Yukiho together this time since they are closer friends I guess.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on June 20, 2012, 10:30:20 pm
So they are pre-rendered graphics arterall, is that what I'm getting at? As long as it doesn't look obvious like it was poorly implemented, I don't mind it at all.
What confuses me is why are there other idols from the supposes other versions of the games?
I suppose that could be some form of multiplayer, or maybe an opening animation or something.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 20, 2012, 10:45:09 pm
I suppose that could be some form of multiplayer, or maybe an opening animation or something.
I was thinking multiplayer, too. SP had a form of cross game compatibility, right?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on June 20, 2012, 11:14:38 pm
I was thinking multiplayer, too. SP had a form of cross game compatibility, right?
Yes, the office mode...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 20, 2012, 11:37:05 pm
Live in Slot?

You're not alone. I was thinking the same exact thing.

Also. I think Yukiho should play the shovel in band mode.

Bompmaster has you covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1VL88Knido

53 seconds in.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on June 21, 2012, 12:35:24 am
What bothers me about the fact that they're using pre-rendered videos is that I'm pretty sure we won't get any form of costume/accessory customization at all.  I liked changing up my unit's outfits in Live For You :<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 21, 2012, 12:58:15 am
Bompmaster has you covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1VL88Knido

53 seconds in.
It would be funny if they actually put "Who put the bomp" in to their song list. 8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 21, 2012, 01:01:32 am
LOL yes that's exactly what I was referencing.
I hope the song list is really nice.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 21, 2012, 01:03:13 am
I hope the song list is really nice.

Nah, they'll just have a few unique songs per game so we feel like getting them all. You know they'll do it. -_-
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 21, 2012, 01:05:35 am
Nah, they'll just have a few unique songs per game so we feel like getting them all. You know they'll do it. -_-

The truth.
What bothers me about the fact that they're using pre-rendered videos is that I'm pretty sure we won't get any form of costume/accessory customization at all.  I liked changing up my unit's outfits in Live For You :<

I feel like this won't be the case because Namco Bandai lives on DLC.
They can't release this without DLC.

If it is the case I guess DLC would just be musics.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 21, 2012, 01:20:45 am
Let's just wait for a trailer and see how the game really is.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on June 21, 2012, 01:24:31 am
There will probably be a trailer coming soon to "officially" announce the game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 21, 2012, 01:28:26 am
Tokyo Game Show is coming up in fall. They'll probably have some big unveils there.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 21, 2012, 02:33:21 am
Tokyo Game Show is coming up in fall. They'll probably have some big unveils there.

Hopefully an iDOLM@STER 3 unveil.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 21, 2012, 02:37:02 am
Hopefully an iDOLM@STER 3 unveil.

No offense, but I hope you're joking.
The game came out a year ago. It's way too soon. They have a lot more DLC they could milk out.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 21, 2012, 02:49:07 am
*Searches the TGS schedule* NOOOO.In the meanwhile i'll wait for Ep 26, but there is still a probability that it'll come out next year.  :'(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 21, 2012, 02:54:07 am
No offense, but I hope you're joking.
The game came out a year ago. It's way too soon. They have a lot more DLC they could milk out.

I thought it was longer than that. Nevermind, I guess it should be another 2 years before they announce it. The original came out in early 07 while the second one (360 ver.)came out early 11 which is 4 years apart. I guess it's too soon then.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on June 21, 2012, 03:25:05 am
No offense, but I hope you're joking.
The game came out a year ago. It's way too soon. They have a lot more DLC they could milk out.

Moreover, I think there is a higher chance of Idolmaster 2 SP releasing on the Vita before another sequel comes out...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AIDOLU on June 21, 2012, 04:36:53 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 21, 2012, 04:43:27 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/
Would some one mind translating this.Anyways I like the logo's since their very iM@S like. :)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 21, 2012, 05:02:04 am
I think it says that there is going to be a live event on the 23rd and that the first preview will be shown or launch on the website.

I hope that's the date when the website fully launches. So Only 2 days away.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 21, 2012, 05:22:00 am
Maybe their going to show the PV at the 7th anniversary concert.I have got to find a live stream. :-\
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on June 21, 2012, 06:53:13 am
Well, all we can do now is wait for the 23rd.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on June 21, 2012, 06:56:59 am
I'm a little apprehensive, but maybe that's just because this is a somewhat different approach than what the normal games aim for. Not that it was surprising, a Project Diva style iM@S would be the best way to hook fans that got to know the series via anim@s.

Still, with all this pre-rendered stuff going on, maybe I'll just stick with S4U for the time being. Customizing the idols is such a huge part of the games that I've become addicted to (except the pacifier, just....weird :/)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on June 21, 2012, 06:59:51 am
Still, with all this pre-rendered stuff going on, maybe I'll just stick with S4U for the time being. Customizing the idols is such a huge part of the games that I've become addicted to (except the pacifier, just....weird :/)

I literally just saw a picture of Yayoi with the pacifier posted in another thread.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: DancingMari on June 21, 2012, 07:35:03 am
Ugh, I really want these...
But I don't have a PSP D: .
Are PSP's region free?
I was thinking about getting one anyway for KH:BBS and some other games, but I'd rather not have to buy two separate PSP's.
I really like rhythm games so, I'm really excited for this. :D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 21, 2012, 07:56:12 am
PSP's are region-free.  Their price also decreased a while back.

I use mine to catch up on all the old RPGs I never got around to buying the first time.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 21, 2012, 08:42:59 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/

7th Anniversary... Time sure does fly.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 21, 2012, 06:29:30 pm
7th Anniversary... Time sure does fly.

You can say that again! Interested to see where this keeps going.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AIDOLU on June 21, 2012, 08:05:52 pm
Closer images:(the same posted before)

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201206/21016594.html
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Fuyuhotaru on June 23, 2012, 04:20:48 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmkHpFEg_IE
trailer
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 23, 2012, 04:44:07 pm
Chihaya on guitar.... hnnnnggh.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 23, 2012, 06:15:56 pm
Looks great. I like the new song. There might be more. At 1:15 I think it says something like "Game songs! Anime songs! CD songs! And, of course, new song(s) too!"

My knowledge of Japanese isn't great, but I'm pretty sure that could mean there's only one new song.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on June 23, 2012, 07:13:59 pm
We've only had a little video and I'm already even more excited.

Although I am getting a little worried over how much customization we'll be getting, or lack of it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Rihsa on June 23, 2012, 07:19:51 pm
I saw Miki wearing a Luxury outfit with the LOBM bathing suit hairstyle. That's something.

I dunno, I think it'll be fine.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 23, 2012, 07:42:00 pm
We've only had a little video and I'm already even more excited.

Although I am getting a little worried over how much customization we'll be getting, or lack of it.

That's practically my main concern since everything are just videos which gets old right away.

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Hitsuji-chan on June 23, 2012, 07:47:43 pm
Hmm.. looking forward to this game. :]
But they've split them again, argh.....
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on June 23, 2012, 09:16:10 pm
I'm so excited! The graphics look great! Too bad they've split it into 3 versions again...my poor wallet! OTL
I’ll probably get Groovy Tune (with Takane, Miki, Makoto, & Yukiho) first since those are my favorite characters. The other versions are Honey Sound (Ritsuko, Haruka, Chihaya, & Azusa) and Funky Note (Ami, Mami, Yayoi, Hibiki, & Iori). 
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 23, 2012, 09:47:30 pm
Official site got some updates.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/

Release date 25 October. First run bonus is a... pass to view a special web site. Excuse me, did I read that right?

Thankfully, Honey Sound encompasses most of my fandom. This will keep me satisfied with my wallet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on June 24, 2012, 12:03:22 am
I saw Miki wearing a Luxury outfit with the LOBM bathing suit hairstyle. That's something.

I dunno, I think it'll be fine.

Oh. Didn't see that the first time around.

... I'm suspecting that someone out there will try and edit the video to give Miki brown hair a la Awakened Miki. It was done on her LOBM costume, but it sort of fell flat because of the yellow on her bathing suit. Also, background stuff, but eh.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 24, 2012, 12:44:01 am
Official site got some updates.
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/

Release date 25 October. First run bonus is a... pass to view a special web site. Excuse me, did I read that right?

Thankfully, Honey Sound encompasses most of my fandom. This will keep me satisfied with my wallet.

October, huh? Sounds good to me. I'm going to grab all 3 from the get-go. By the time October hits, my wallet will have recovered from being bent over by G4U for 8 months.  ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 24, 2012, 01:41:44 am
Wow comes out pretty soon!~ Can't wait!

Oh one thing with Band mode. Will the music be rearranged for the instruments? Because not all of the songs suit guitar, keyboard, drums, and etc.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 24, 2012, 02:28:51 pm
Updated the thread

Also, thinking about this some more, there's not going to be any character customization whatsoever, since everything is pre-rendered. I have more or less lost interest because of this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 24, 2012, 03:05:06 pm
I'm just gonna leave these here...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-24/idolm@ster-shiny-festa-to-bundle-3-new-anime-episodes

http://youtu.be/Ye9YKRKW0Nk?t=1m18s
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on June 24, 2012, 05:23:35 pm
I'm just gonna leave these here...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-24/idolm@ster-shiny-festa-to-bundle-3-new-anime-episodes

http://youtu.be/Ye9YKRKW0Nk?t=1m18s
*Mind Blown* :o NOW I CAN'T WAIT!The episodes look amazing.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: PinoyCruger on June 24, 2012, 05:33:10 pm
I AM FREAKIN' MIND BLOWN MY BRAIN!!

*Mind Blown* :o NOW I CAN'T WAIT!The episodes look amazing.

I can't wait for these episodes, but I saw Hibiki crying in a theme ride with Iorin and the twins.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 24, 2012, 06:00:24 pm
I still haven't caught up with the anime series (Still on BD Vol. 4). :P
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on June 24, 2012, 07:19:04 pm
as much as i want the UMD, i must spare myself the shipping cost and get the DL :<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 24, 2012, 10:37:54 pm
Oh yay. Something to make me buy them all. Just like I thought would happen. Well whatever, if they wanna bundle something like a 23 minute anime episode and not something lame like a restricted song list, sure. I'll give them that. At least they're putting in some effort, though something tells me to expect L4U special episode quality.

If this keeps up, the secret sites that you can access will also all be different.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 24, 2012, 11:23:50 pm
No bonus if you get the DL version. I hope the OVA that comes with the game I want to get is the best one.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on June 24, 2012, 11:58:03 pm
New episodes! I can't wait to watch them at least 4 times each! The animation quality looks about the same as the normal show, so at least there's that. Even if the episodes themselves aren't that great, I'm sure I'll still like them.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 25, 2012, 01:44:39 am
though something tells me to expect L4U special episode quality.

My assumption is that they do something like that as well; probably a little background based on how they were split up/chosen into the units they are now, and how the group chemistry/dynamic is. I'd be fine if it were to be episodes like that.  ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on June 25, 2012, 06:13:36 pm
No bonus if you get the DL version. I hope the OVA that comes with the game I want to get is the best one.

I know, but i cant afford the shipping cost for it :<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 25, 2012, 09:29:56 pm
Are your shipping options that bad for price? I always thought Play-Asia gave pretty good rates (enough to be ignore-able anyways). That is if you're willing to wait a little over half a month for your stuff. But then again, I guess the UMD itself is pretty pricey anyways.

Well, DL's not a bad option anyways, at least you can (hopefully) carry it over to the Vita, if you bought/plan to buy one.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on June 25, 2012, 09:50:06 pm
naw it not that, it mostly because i dont want to pay shipping cost if im really just after the game, and it also faster to get the psn code than it is to wait for the shipment. the epi.... i just hope someone uploads it or something D=
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on June 25, 2012, 10:03:44 pm
Ah, that's true. Well, I wouldn't worry about the animes being uploaded. You'll probably see the RAWs a day or two after release.  ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Idol_Hearts on June 26, 2012, 12:28:20 am
Now I wish I had a PSP and Japanese language classes. PSP: So I could get the game, Japanese classes: I don't want to mess up on anymore Idolm@ster games just because I can't read kanji
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on June 26, 2012, 12:30:37 am
Now I wish I had a PSP and Japanese language classes. PSP: So I could get the game, Japanese classes: I don't want to mess up on anymore Idolm@ster games just because I can't read kanji

It's a rhythm game, so I think you're fine on one account.

The other though... at least you can throw money at the problem and it will be solved in a matter of days. Granted, it's a good chunk of money. At least it's two months removed from Christmas...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 26, 2012, 02:28:28 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2889&page=top
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888&page=top

All three are up on Amiami. Play-Asia and other import stores are likely to come soon.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on June 26, 2012, 04:07:36 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888&page=top
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PSP [w/First Release Bonus] IDOLM@STER Shiny Festa Honey Sound (Haruka Amami, Chihara Kisaragi, Azusa Miura, Ritsuko Akizuki)(Preorder)
::)
I had to...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 26, 2012, 04:22:43 pm
So do we know yet how the anime is going to be distributed? I know it'll be one of three things: On the game, on a separate disc, or on the website you get the code for. The problem is that I don't know which, and if it's on the game, it might still be on a Best version, which I'd rather wait for... Otherwise, I need to pre-order ASAP to guarantee copies with the anime, but only if it's on disc and not DVD. If it's on the website, then I'm definitely waiting for a Best version because I don't care for digital distribution.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 26, 2012, 04:50:16 pm
http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3A%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC+%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E3%83%95%E3%82%A7%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%2Ci%3Avideogames&keywords=%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC+%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E3%83%95%E3%82%A7%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF&ie=UTF8&qid=1340721488

Amazon.jp, always cheaper than Amiami for those living in Japan.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on June 26, 2012, 09:35:28 pm
Count me in, I just preordered Groovy Tune on amiami ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on June 26, 2012, 10:16:10 pm
Stuck between two purchases right now. If I end up backing out, count me in for Honey Sound!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 26, 2012, 11:08:01 pm
I'm waiting for either Playasia or CDJapan. I prefer to use paypal for import games since I like to pay right away.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kyo on June 27, 2012, 02:25:24 am
Pre-ordered all 3 at AmiAmi at the speed of light.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on June 27, 2012, 04:18:58 am
Groovy Tune for  me :D!!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on June 27, 2012, 05:03:22 am
I have this thing against preordering things that have a decent possibility of being disappointing, based on whatever information is available at the time.   ._.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on June 27, 2012, 08:09:40 pm
I have this thing against preordering things that have a decent possibility of being disappointing, based on whatever information is available at the time.   ._.

If you liked the rhythm and L4U aspects, you'll like this. If you preferred the accessory managing and time management, you won't.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on June 28, 2012, 06:03:01 am
I'll have to hold out until Christmas for this, unfortunately. Hopefully it won't be sold out by then. I'll probably ask for Groovy Tune since it has all my favorite characters, then just wait to buy Honey Sound and Funky Note next summer when I go to Japan, since that was pretty much what I did in acquiring the SP games.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on June 30, 2012, 11:33:23 pm
I hope there is Asian version for these game. What are the chances for an Asian release though?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 01, 2012, 12:28:02 am
I hope there is Asian version for these game. What are the chances for an Asian release though?

I hope so too. It's probably pretty high. SP also had Asian release.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 01, 2012, 01:45:27 am
I know SP had them. If they do make Asian versions, I can definitely afford 2 versions or all 3 depending on how cheap they cost.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 01, 2012, 11:23:12 am
Alright... I guess this will be the first iM@S game I buy, do to issues with obtaining one of those fancy translated copies of SP.
Now... figuring out how to order it while maintaining a certain level of self-respect...

And the language barrier...

Gosh, I hope these aren't too expensive along with shipping, and that they are even playable without any knowledge of Japanese.
And that my family won't bother me too much about it.  :-X
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 01, 2012, 03:22:39 pm
I hope there is Asian version for these game. What are the chances for an Asian release though?

I'm afraid the chances are very slim. In Shiny Festa there will be some aniM@S clips and you know... aniM@S songs weren't available for the asian version of iM@S2. :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on July 01, 2012, 05:46:54 pm
Actually, only the DLCs weren't released. READY!! was on the disc, so there still is a chance for an Asian release. Expect for that version to get the shaft though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 02, 2012, 01:32:03 am
I got the Asian Version of iM@S 2 for the PS3 and it's exactly the same as the JP version with the same content. You simply can't download most of the DLC songs from the Asian PSN. You can download them from the JP PSN and it will work on the Asian version of the game. I know this because I have almost all the DLC songs on my Asian copy running.

So if there is a Asian release of these games, the content on the game should be exactly the same for either version.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 02, 2012, 05:27:10 am
I got the Asian Version of iM@S 2 for the PS3 and it's exactly the same as the JP version with the same content. You simply can't download most of the DLC songs from the Asian PSN. You can download them from the JP PSN and it will work on the Asian version of the game. I know this because I have almost all the DLC songs on my Asian copy running.

So if there is a Asian release of these games, the content on the game should be exactly the same for either version.

This.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 02, 2012, 05:35:58 am
On the topic of DLC, if these really are pre rendered videos in game, what kind of dlc would we get?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on July 02, 2012, 05:43:26 am
More songs of course!
Serious Answer: Potential covers, DLC songs, etc. that weren't originally in the game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on July 02, 2012, 08:13:45 am
Maybe A and B Remixes, like L4U had.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RoninatorMarx on July 02, 2012, 12:21:11 pm
On the topic of DLC, if these really are pre rendered videos in game, what kind of dlc would we get?

I don't believe it's pre-rendered videos. My guess is that the game will be significantly lacking in songs and costumes, and Namco will make up for it with lots of DLC. And since there are three games in this series, your wallets are already dead.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kyo on July 03, 2012, 02:56:28 am
I don't believe it's pre-rendered videos.

http://www.4gamer.net/games/171/G017161/20120627042/
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ライブもまた華やかになっており,掲載したスクリーンショットでも分かるように,13人全員が歌って踊るステージが用意されている。これらのCGムービーを背景に,ボタンをテンポ良く押して,ゲームを進めていくというわけだ.

The live has become more glamorous, 13 idols will be singing and dancing on stage as can be seen in the screenshots. Press the buttons correctly against the CG movie backgrounds to proceed onwards.

http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201206230005/
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CGムービーによる映像に合わせてアイマス曲にノッて楽しむリズムゲームとなっており、

CG movies are matched with Idolmaster songs to produce a fun rhythm game

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=479755
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As a rhythm game, in order to liven up the event the player will tap the buttons to the tempo of CG movies.

http://www.senpaigamer.com/sony-psp/idolmaster-shiny-festa-information-pack-game-and-animation-screenshots-06292012-1748
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The CG Animations also going to have BGMs.

Quote
In the game with the background music you can enjoy various of videos.

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 03, 2012, 03:47:03 pm
http://andriasang.com/con1q9/imas_shiny_festa/
I found this a minute ago, not too much new but it has the control scheme.
This is going to be really easy from the looks of it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 03, 2012, 06:33:14 pm
So the anime is on the UMD. That's good. That means it's probably too much effort to remove it when the inevitable budget version comes out.

I'll be waiting the year (or less, if previous titles are any indication) that it takes for the Best versions to come out and then I'll grab all three. I'm sure someone will creatively rip and sub the episodes before then >.>
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on July 03, 2012, 08:14:23 pm
Control scheme seems extremely basic.  Seen much worse.  Hope they can actually make the rhythm game aspect of it entertaining rather than just try to push whatever eye-candy they can push.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 03, 2012, 09:05:43 pm
Control scheme seems extremely basic.  Seen much worse.  Hope they can actually make the rhythm game aspect of it entertaining rather than just try to push whatever eye-candy they can push.

Eye candy = fake difficulty.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 03, 2012, 10:35:28 pm
There's the voltage meter but... if the videos are prerendered how could there be burst appeals?!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on July 03, 2012, 11:34:45 pm
So the anime is on the UMD. That's good. That means it's probably too much effort to remove it when the inevitable budget version comes out.
Except that means less place for game content. :-/ Rock Band Unplugged and K-ON! rhythm game were IIRC taking almost all of the UMD place and here each song has additional video as well...

There's the voltage meter but... if the videos are prerendered how could there be burst appeals?!
What are burst appeals? You mean the appeals from auditions/shows in original iM@S? If so, who says they are going to be ingame? Most likely if the meter is low, they'll add a subtle red overlay and that's all...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 04, 2012, 04:19:32 am
So the OVA will be in the UMD itself which means less disc space for game content which means Namco is going to make the "rest" of the content that could have been on the disc as DLC content. Nice move Namco.

If it's separate UMD, then that would be great but it will be region lock.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on July 04, 2012, 04:32:24 am
Anyone who was suckered into buying UMD videos knows that they are bad quality and not worth anything. Hopefully a proper disc release will announced.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 04, 2012, 06:28:57 am
Don't UMD videos used outdated codecs which are inferior the newer psp encodes?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on July 04, 2012, 08:40:52 am
Alright... I guess this will be the first iM@S game I buy, do to issues with obtaining one of those fancy translated copies of SP.
Now... figuring out how to order it while maintaining a certain level of self-respect...

And the language barrier...

Gosh, I hope these aren't too expensive along with shipping, and that they are even playable without any knowledge of Japanese.
And that my family won't bother me too much about it.  :-X

iM@S games are playable with little knowledge of Japanese, although when it comes to promotions and communication events they get a bit harder as you're basically making random choices and don't know whether or not your idol will give a good reaction to it. I bought SP when I knew hardly any Japanese and I was able to play it just fine. I would recommend that you have basic knowledge of hiragana and katakana though, as it's helpful. However, it looks like Shiny Festa will be a rhythm-oriented game rather than producing, so you should be fine without knowing any Japanese.

Some games are pretty expensive. These look more expensive than SP was. I bought iM@S SP Perfect Sun and Wandering Star while I was in Japan so it wasn't as pricey, but importing Missing Moon from Play-Asia cost me about $60.00, and that was after it had been released for awhile. Buying a game on its release is usually a lot more expensive, which is why I wait it out. Also, if a "Best" version comes out, it's a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 04, 2012, 10:19:25 am
 :) Yes, I figured this would be the perfect game for me to introduce myself too, and although I heard that SP is perfectly enjoyable without Japanese, I don't think I could stand failing the idols in communications. Guessing just doesn't sit well with me. Hopefully, this game will be more to my speed.

Sorry, I don't know nearly enough about the iDOLM@STER games.
What does a "Best" version include? What's a good estimate until they're released?
How much do you think Shiny Festa would cost just as it comes out, or pre-ordered?

Er, I suppose I should head over to that thread we have about shipping from Japan for most of these questions but I suppose they are related to Shiny Festa.

Though, on a more objective topic:
There seems to be an awful lot of gripes about Shiny Festa, namely DLC. Is it at all possible for a foreign PSP to download Japanese, iM@S DLC?
And just to double-check: PSP doesn't have a region-lock, does it?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 04, 2012, 11:49:00 am
What are burst appeals? You mean the appeals from auditions/shows in original iM@S? If so, who says they are going to be ingame? Most likely if the meter is low, they'll add a subtle red overlay and that's all...
Don't think so, when you start a performance the voltage meter is always empty and it can only increase, not decrease.
Burst appeals are special appeals you can use when the voltage meter is full in "traditional" iM@S games.


:) Yes, I figured this would be the perfect game for me to introduce myself too, and although I heard that SP is perfectly enjoyable without Japanese, I don't think I could stand failing the idols in communications. Guessing just doesn't sit well with me. Hopefully, this game will be more to my speed.

Sorry, I don't know nearly enough about the iDOLM@STER games.
What does a "Best" version include? What's a good estimate until they're released?
How much do you think Shiny Festa would cost just as it comes out, or pre-ordered?

Er, I suppose I should head over to that thread we have about shipping from Japan for most of these questions but I suppose they are related to Shiny Festa.

Though, on a more objective topic:
There seems to be an awful lot of gripes about Shiny Festa, namely DLC. Is it at all possible for a foreign PSP to download Japanese, iM@S DLC?
And just to double-check: PSP doesn't have a region-lock, does it?
Totally region-free. ;) And yes, you can download japanese DLCs, just need a japanese PSN account and a japanese PSN Card (or a japanese credit card :p)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 04, 2012, 04:43:53 pm
What does a "Best" version include? What's a good estimate until they're released?

Best versions include the base game. In other words, no pre-order bonus content (like DLC or posters) or anything like that. Just the vanilla content that you would get if you bought it used or something.

As far as an estimate, probably less than a year from the original release. iM@S2 PS3 is getting a Best version in August and the game originally came out in October, so it was only 10 months.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 04, 2012, 05:33:27 pm
:) Yes, I figured this would be the perfect game for me to introduce myself too, and although I heard that SP is perfectly enjoyable without Japanese, I don't think I could stand failing the idols in communications. Guessing just doesn't sit well with me. Hopefully, this game will be more to my speed.

Sorry, I don't know nearly enough about the iDOLM@STER games.
What does a "Best" version include? What's a good estimate until they're released?
How much do you think Shiny Festa would cost just as it comes out, or pre-ordered?

Er, I suppose I should head over to that thread we have about shipping from Japan for most of these questions but I suppose they are related to Shiny Festa.

Though, on a more objective topic:
There seems to be an awful lot of gripes about Shiny Festa, namely DLC. Is it at all possible for a foreign PSP to download Japanese, iM@S DLC?
And just to double-check: PSP doesn't have a region-lock, does it?

The PSP and PS Vita are region free... but the PSN accounts are locked to the country you create it in.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on July 04, 2012, 09:42:54 pm
Unless you have CFW with some plugins... ;)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 05, 2012, 04:39:31 am
Is PSP DLC locked to the account you bought it on, or is it like PS3 where any account can use it after it's been downloaded?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on July 05, 2012, 04:47:16 am
A PSP/Vita can only be linked to one PSN/SEN account at a time, so that can't happen at all.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 05, 2012, 04:52:36 am
I log in and out of accounts all the time on my PSP, I even have a japanese one that works fine. I don't use it too often, but still.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 05, 2012, 11:29:24 am
I've only ever encountered one demo that wouldn't run unless the PSP was synced to the right account (Higurashi Daybreak Portable), but I haven't tried DLC yet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 07, 2012, 09:43:22 pm
I have a love/hate thing for this title.

I hate this is for PSP. As such, I will not be ordering these. I will be playing them of course, but I can't support such a lazy idea from NBGI. Not this time.

I do love how it's purely a rhythm game. It's a great way to get some more use of the iM@S library of songs we normally wouldn't be able to see in the main games. This isn't a mothership iM@S game, so there's no reason to act sour over the fact that you can't customize. I would take pre-rendered videos over terrible 3D models with un-synced lips any day.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 08, 2012, 01:01:23 am
I would take pre-rendered videos over terrible 3D models with un-synced lips any day.

Completely agree.
Sides. The prerendered videos look darn good.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 08, 2012, 01:06:51 am
yeah that's true.
I always liked the customization but if all the videos are as good as what we've seen it could be worth it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 08, 2012, 01:42:26 am
So wait, were you saying being on PSP was the lazy idea? And why is it a problem if it's on PSP? It's still a very popular and successful system in Japan, and it would be here if developers and publishers didn't bail on it so early.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 08, 2012, 01:51:01 am
So wait, were you saying being on PSP was the lazy idea? And why is it a problem if it's on PSP? It's still a very popular and successful system in Japan, and it would be here if developers and publishers didn't bail on it so early.

The vita is alive and thrists for more titles.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on July 08, 2012, 02:26:21 am
if all the videos are as good as what we've seen
Basically this. I won't believe anything unless I see it on the PSP screen...
Until that, I remain skeptical...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on July 08, 2012, 02:32:14 am
I'd expect a playable demo on PSN after TGS. We'll see then.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 08, 2012, 07:36:04 am
So wait, were you saying being on PSP was the lazy idea? And why is it a problem if it's on PSP? It's still a very popular and successful system in Japan, and it would be here if developers and publishers didn't bail on it so early.

That's what I'm saying. NBGI chose PSP because it's quick and easy at this point. They can go ahead and suck up the fact that it'll easily be pirated. This could have done very well as a Vita PSN download, like Mutant Blobs or Escape Plan, which have been very successful titles.

Yeah, then there'd be the problem of availability to us in other countries, but I'd rather have them support Vita quickly than make easy cash.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 08, 2012, 03:42:14 pm
The problem there is that Vita's install base is a lot smaller and PSP download games still work on it. If the hardware boost isn't necessary, there's not much point in taking that financial risk. Besides, the life cycle of the system isn't over yet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 08, 2012, 08:40:39 pm
Not saying it's over, the PS2 lived on way past PS3's release. I only wanted them to embrace the new hardware sooner, not later.  Had it come out on VIta, the install base would be that much closer to PSP's. But whatever, it's on PSP, I'll still be getting it. With a sour look on my face.

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 12, 2012, 09:26:15 am
Not saying it's over, the PS2 lived on way past PS3's release. I only wanted them to embrace the new hardware sooner, not later.  Had it come out on VIta, the install base would be that much closer to PSP's. But whatever, it's on PSP, I'll still be getting it. With a sour look on my face.
I agree. I feel like it was a poor buisness move, developing it for the PSP rather than the PS Vita when it so desperately needs new titles, not to mention the creater hardware capabilities. But as you said, it's easier for them to crank out another title on the PSP rather than muscle through the new technology, and we'll still buy it regardless.

However, this is a blessing for me. Other than Touch My Katamari, I have no inclination to buy a PS Vita so I'm very grateful it'll be released on the PSP instead.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 12, 2012, 01:02:38 pm
I certainly wouldn't have minded another Vita game to justify my purchase, but when they're putting out three of them, I'm glad it's PSP. It's significantly cheaper that way.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on July 15, 2012, 04:16:14 pm
Eugh! A rhythm game on the psp without customizable characters?
What was namco thinking?!
Might pass on this unless I hear theres going to be a mode thats not 2 buttons...it looks way too easy right now
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 15, 2012, 06:45:10 pm
Eugh! A rhythm game on the psp without customizable characters?
What was namco thinking?!
Might pass on this unless I hear theres going to be a mode thats not 2 buttons...it looks way too easy right now

We don't know that for sure. I'm still waiting for more info before I set my pre-order.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RisingStar on July 15, 2012, 08:04:05 pm
Does anyone think this game will be considered canon, or a spin-off?

I'm considering ordering Honey Sound, but the thought occurred to me after reading the thread.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 15, 2012, 08:47:45 pm
Does anyone think this game will be considered canon, or a spin-off?

I'm considering ordering Honey Sound, but the thought occurred to me after reading the thread.
My guess is that it will depend on what happens in the episodes that come with the games. it could be non canon one off things, or something that could be canon or even flat out canon.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on July 15, 2012, 10:26:13 pm
What was namco thinking?!
Renders -> possibility to use existing assets -> more money saved from art department.

Also no need to use 3d -> less optimization is needed -> money saved from programming department.

Plus simpler mechanic (connected to previous one), no 3d manipulations etc. -> less things that can mess up -> less bugs -> money saved from QA department.

Less costs + already big userbase = profit.

As simple as that. It's just a simple cash-in, even if it may turn out OK...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on July 18, 2012, 07:31:06 am
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/17/idolmaster-shiny-festa-has-these-songs-in-it/

Nothing really to note, but I figured I'd link it anyways.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on July 18, 2012, 08:18:25 am
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/17/idolmaster-shiny-festa-has-these-songs-in-it/

Nothing really to note, but I figured I'd link it anyways.

I wonder if all the songs in the games will be the same, or they'll split some up based on which characters are in the game. I hope there's more M@STER ARTIST and original songs, since I'm kind of sick of the mediocre anime songs. Although not all of them are.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 18, 2012, 09:57:48 am
What was namco thinking?!

Their lips are synced.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 18, 2012, 04:00:58 pm
ooooh, i like the song list so far.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on July 19, 2012, 08:59:47 am
Covers revealed: http://i.imgur.com/EzFk2.jpg
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on July 19, 2012, 09:47:24 am
Covers revealed: http://i.imgur.com/EzFk2.jpg

They're cute! Wasn't expecting the anime art style, but it's all right. For some reason, Hibiki and Miki's faces look funny to me. Something with the eyes...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 19, 2012, 12:08:06 pm
Groovy Tune wins  8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 19, 2012, 01:19:39 pm
I like Funky Note's.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on July 19, 2012, 09:26:26 pm
No Kubooka art. :(

They're better than the G4U covers at least.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 20, 2012, 09:05:02 am
No Kubooka art. :(

They're better than the G4U covers at least.
I didn't like those either.

But these are so cuuute! I love the costumes.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: PinoyCruger on July 20, 2012, 12:52:21 pm
Covers revealed: http://i.imgur.com/EzFk2.jpg

The convers are awesome, but I prefer Groovy Tune is the perfect winner for this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RisingStar on July 20, 2012, 04:33:09 pm
Covers revealed: http://i.imgur.com/EzFk2.jpg

They look awesome, I like them all!

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/17/idolmaster-shiny-festa-has-these-songs-in-it/

Nothing really to note, but I figured I'd link it anyways.

I believe we'll see the iDOLM@STER 2nd Mix and shiny smile as standard, maybe relations. Popular songs like I Want and L.O.B.M. might be DLC, as with Overmaster.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 20, 2012, 07:28:25 pm
Nice covers, Groovy Tune is the best one.

More screenshots and better cover screenshots.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201207/20018167.html
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on July 20, 2012, 10:05:27 pm
But these are so cuuute! I love the costumes.

Yeah, they're pretty cute at least. Funky Note is my favorite one, since it has all of my favorites on it.

I was just expecting/hoping Kubooka to do them again. I guess he just does the main installment covers or something.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 20, 2012, 10:25:27 pm
5980 for each game... Pretty expensive, but considering that I might get a Vita, I might just as well buy PSN points and download the game when it comes out since it's save me some for the shipping costs. :/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 21, 2012, 12:54:49 am
I guess everything is pre-rendered then which leaves no room for customization :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 21, 2012, 02:35:05 am
5980 for each game... Pretty expensive, but considering that I might get a Vita, I might just as well buy PSN points and download the game when it comes out since it's save me some for the shipping costs. :/
Eh, is that 5980 yen?
Uhm, is the yen good or bad right now? In relation to the Canadian dollar, I mean. ._. I was uh, kind of hoping to keep the price, including shipping and all the other bundled swag under about $120.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 21, 2012, 02:54:16 am
Eh, is that 5980 yen?
Uhm, is the yen good or bad right now? In relation to the Canadian dollar, I mean. ._. I was uh, kind of hoping to keep the price, including shipping and all the other bundled swag under about $120.

It's in one of the articles linked above, but yes... the Yen is pretty strong at the moment, which is why USD/CAD to Yen is pretty much crap right now. Also a reason why Japanese companies are losing money because the strong currency is making them get less revenue from sales made from their overseas division.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 21, 2012, 04:49:20 pm
5980 for each game... Pretty expensive, but considering that I might get a Vita, I might just as well buy PSN points and download the game when it comes out since it's save me some for the shipping costs. :/

That's MSRP. No one's actually charging that much.

Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E3%83%95%E3%82%A7%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF-%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC-%E5%88%9D%E5%9B%9E%E5%B0%81%E5%85%A5%E7%89%B9%E5%85%B8-%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E3%82%B5%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E3%81%AB%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%81%A7%E3%81%8D%E3%82%8B%E3%80%8E%E3%83%90%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E3%83%91%E3%82%B9%E3%80%8F%E5%90%8C%E6%A2%B1/dp/B008EGS5XG/ref=wl_mb_recs_3_dp)
AmiAmi (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dshiny+festa%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ~Lyssa~ on July 22, 2012, 09:35:19 pm
5980 for each game... Pretty expensive, but considering that I might get a Vita, I might just as well buy PSN points and download the game when it comes out since it's save me some for the shipping costs. :/

This for me. I just got a vita the other day as an early birthday present... hoping I can save up enough money to just get all 3 versions digital... I don't want to collect anymore umd's.... ;__; why so expensive? I guess there's no point in complaining since it's im@s and I want. x.x;;; ..... I hope digital versions are up same day as release...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 23, 2012, 07:22:58 am
That's MSRP. No one's actually charging that much.

Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%8B%E3%83%BC%E3%83%95%E3%82%A7%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF-%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC-%E5%88%9D%E5%9B%9E%E5%B0%81%E5%85%A5%E7%89%B9%E5%85%B8-%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E3%82%B5%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E3%81%AB%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%81%A7%E3%81%8D%E3%82%8B%E3%80%8E%E3%83%90%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E3%83%91%E3%82%B9%E3%80%8F%E5%90%8C%E6%A2%B1/dp/B008EGS5XG/ref=wl_mb_recs_3_dp)
AmiAmi (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dshiny+festa%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1)
Hey, that ain't bad! About... $88 for one game and the shipping, which is easily in budget. I promised myself I wouldn't spend over $120 importing this so I'm pretty excited this is affordable for me! Maybe I'll pick up some iM@S merch while I'm paying for shipping anyhow. =w=
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ProjectAria on July 23, 2012, 01:26:38 pm
As much I would love to play the games in the vita because I really do.  It would be cheaper just to buy the UMDs with EMS than the digital downloads for me.  Point cards are pure murder if you dont live in Japan.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 23, 2012, 05:15:48 pm
As much I would love to play the games in the vita because I really do.  It would be cheaper just to buy the UMDs with EMS than the digital downloads for me.  Point cards are pure murder if you dont live in Japan.

It mostly depends where you get the points from. Of course, if you have someone vacationing in Japan to buy them for you, it's probably cheaper. That said, I ironically paid more to buy a copy of Wandering Star from Playasia rather than downloading it. I paid $72 dollars for PSN points from Japan Codes to download Missing Moon and with that (also wanted to download a DLC song as well for my Let's Play of Idolmaster 2, which is why I bought the points too), I think it came about a few dollars cheaper providing that you can actually find a copy of it since that is out of print.

Still, I think you can still buy a significantly cheaper download copy (about 500-700 yen) if you have a physical one through the UMD Passport program. Not sure if it worked because it wouldn't recognize my copy of Wandering Star, probably because the cheaper version is out... but whatever.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on July 23, 2012, 07:43:03 pm
Play-Asia finally have preorders up. I get Play-Asia credit if you buy through these links. Congratulate me for making a wondrous thread and being the first to bring this miraculous information to this forum's attention.

Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Honey Sound (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55el.html)
Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Funky Note (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55ep.html)
Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Groovy Tune (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55er.html)

Or, you can just buy them without helping me out whatsoever, like a shameful person (http://www.play-asia.com/paOScore/19-71-99-49-en-15-shiny+festa.html).
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 23, 2012, 07:57:32 pm
Play-Asia finally have preorders up. I get Play-Asia credit if you buy through these links. Congratulate me for making a wondrous thread and being the first to bring this miraculous information to this forum's attention.

Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Honey Sound (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55el.html)
Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Funky Note (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55ep.html)
Buy The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Groovy Tune (Sony PSP) at Play-Asia.com> (http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-ip9m-71-9f-49-en-84-j-70-55er.html)

Or, you can just buy them without helping me out whatsoever, like a shameful person (http://www.play-asia.com/paOScore/19-71-99-49-en-15-shiny+festa.html).
Okay, so here's an unintelligent question: I hear all about Japanese and Asian copies of the iDOLM@STER games, but I'm not entirely sure on the difference. And I assume Play-Asia sells the Asian copy?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 23, 2012, 08:16:33 pm
I hope there are Asian versions coming out.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 23, 2012, 08:18:39 pm
I hope there are Asian versions coming out.
Same
these are a little steep for me ;c
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 24, 2012, 04:57:06 am
I want to get at least two versions and the JP versions doesn't help. It's almost like paying for a JP PS3 game now.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 24, 2012, 10:06:10 am
Okay, so here's an unintelligent question: I hear all about Japanese and Asian copies of the iDOLM@STER games, but I'm not entirely sure on the difference. And I assume Play-Asia sells the Asian copy?
That's the japanese version, as you can see there's a japanese flag under the title. ;) At this time there's still no word on an asian version.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 24, 2012, 01:01:37 pm
Still, I think you can still buy a significantly cheaper download copy (about 500-700 yen) if you have a physical one through the UMD Passport program.

I completely forgot about that thing. How does it work?

And I assume Play-Asia sells the Asian copy?

They sell both Asian and Japanese, as well as PAL-territory and North American games. The item's page will indicate which one it is.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 24, 2012, 04:13:30 pm
I completely forgot about that thing. How does it work?
You download some application from the Japanese Playstation Network and run it with the UMD in it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 24, 2012, 04:22:30 pm
Cool. Are those permanently tied to your PSN account even if you don't buy them immediately?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on July 24, 2012, 04:35:59 pm
Cool. Are those permanently tied to your PSN account even if you don't buy them immediately?

Not sure since I haven't successfully bought one...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Roba-P on July 26, 2012, 03:32:53 am
Just watched the online show about the gameplay from nico video. I edited the video myself and uploaded to youtube.

They showed the following songs:
Go My Way
乙女よ大志を抱け!!
Brand New Day
Ready

But Ready ended early because they have to cut into CM...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS-wudRFhZo

Please let me know if there's problem with the video.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on July 26, 2012, 03:46:39 am
Looks pretty easy, but fun. Though I'd assume there'd be multiple difficulties. Either way, looking forward to it!  ;D

Video's fine for me btw. Thanks for the upload!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on July 26, 2012, 03:49:06 am
Just watched the online show about the gameplay from nico video. I edited the video myself and uploaded to youtube.

They showed the following songs:
Go My Way
乙女よ大志を抱け!!
Brand New Day
Ready

But Ready ended early because they have to cut into CM...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS-wudRFhZo

Please let me know if there's problem with the video.
Wow, it looks like some of the songs that have received less attention from Namco are getting at least partial dances in glorious HQ, judging from Otome yo. I dunno about anyone else, but I'd rather have that than customization.

I think there are multiple difficulties? Go My Way had like a fraction of the button presses that the others did. Maybe different songs are harder.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 26, 2012, 04:27:02 am
I hope you can turn off the rhythm sound. The videos look good though, I like the Haruka running around at school.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 26, 2012, 04:35:36 am
Thanks for the video.

I'm trying to figure out what's going on at the end where they're swapping out characters. Hibiki and Makoto on stage at the same time is what caught my eye. I noticed it's a quintet performance, though, and only one of the three versions even has enough people for it. I haven't been following too many details regarding the game. Has this mechanic been explained yet?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 26, 2012, 11:22:17 am
Wow, thanks for the video..  ;D
It looks amazing.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 26, 2012, 03:05:56 pm
good job with the video!
I like the first one where they would change outfit in the middle of the song, seems neat. The second one was also pretty cute.
I'm also a little curious of Ready, though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 26, 2012, 05:44:50 pm
Okay first song- "this game is way too easy"

*skips ahead to Otome*

@_@;;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 26, 2012, 05:51:59 pm
4 themes.

anime, theater, live, and band.

Of those 4, each song will let you choose between two.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 26, 2012, 08:00:32 pm
Hey, I like easy difficulty. I'm terrible at an even simple beats, so if every song plays like Ready I won't have much to complain about.

The theme idea sounds great. I'm not a huge fan of the anime in the background, (I'd rather see the dance) but I'm thrilled to see band and live.
Do you know what theater is?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 26, 2012, 10:41:55 pm
Theater is like drama skits.

For example, when playing Jitensha and the background is Makoto riding her bike. Things like that.

You'll have the choice of switching between both themes on the spot during gameplay. If you fill up that meter on the top left by playing well, you can activate it for a point boost I'm guessing, and of course, a change of scenery from one theme to the other.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 26, 2012, 10:57:45 pm
Theater is like drama skits.

In short  they're going to use it as fake difficulty by showing you fan servicey scenes.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RisingStar on July 26, 2012, 11:43:07 pm
I think the difficulty depends on the song. Go My Way is kinda a slow, easy to listen to song while Otome, Brand New Day and Ready were much faster with more beats, I guess.

The game looks great, but they split the characters into 3 games. Is that for a certain mode and all the idols can perform in another mode like S4U, or did they show all the different games? ???
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on July 27, 2012, 12:07:13 am
So, you can pick any of the four styles for any song?

We have Tonari Ni as a confirmed song...

I really hope it's something like that "3A07" MAD, if not better.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 27, 2012, 01:03:23 am
In short  they're going to use it as fake difficulty by showing you fan servicey scenes.
Doesn't sound like fake difficulty to me.
Sounds like motivation. If I do well, I can switch over to fan service? Yes.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on July 27, 2012, 01:45:40 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/system/clip.php
Smoky Thrill confirmed

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/spec/pkg.php
HQ cover images
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 27, 2012, 01:57:27 am
So, you can pick any of the four styles for any song?

No, I believe each song has two styles.

I'm doing a terrible job explaining it, so here's a link:

http://andriasang.com/con221/imas_shiny_festa/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on July 27, 2012, 02:01:02 am
In short  they're going to use it as fake difficulty by showing you fan servicey scenes.

They'd better have a replay option, 'cause there's no way I can concentrate on the game and the background at once.

Although I suppose there's still the internet and people with capture equipment.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on July 27, 2012, 02:15:15 am
No, I believe each song has two styles.

I'm doing a terrible job explaining it, so here's a link:

http://andriasang.com/con221/imas_shiny_festa/

I'm loving the shiny bursts. Glad you can change the music clips during the songs.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on July 27, 2012, 02:25:33 am
Oh. Huh.

I'll be holding out for Tonari Ni's Theater setting. (Willing to bet that it's like Otome yo Taishi wo Idake!! in that preview, with the default being the animation, and the burst being the Theater.)

Also, still really like Miki's alternate hairstyle. Not sure why, but I am.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on July 27, 2012, 06:18:35 am
They picked the wrong anime screenshot for Yakusoku, lol.

Did anyone else notice the Kyun Vampire Girl screenshot? Dat Yayoi/Iori.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on July 27, 2012, 08:17:55 am
They picked the wrong anime screenshot for Yakusoku, lol.

Did anyone else notice the Kyun Vampire Girl screenshot? Dat Yayoi/Iori.
Yeah, I just did and was about to comment on it! Isn't it cute? Iori must've been scared poor Yayoi, sooo cute.
http://andriasang.com/con221/imas_shiny_festa/images/2448x/

But more to the point of actual gameplay: I think you explained it better, Scotty! It's kind of confusing. So just to double-check:
1) There are four different styles
2) Each song has two different styles
3) The styles for each song are pre-determined. For example, I can't choose to play Ready!! with any two of the styles. They are already decided (For example, anime and stage)
4) You can swap between these styles by doing well in the game.

A question though; can you choose the style to start with? And are there any benefits to using your Shining Meter? I imagine it'd be like Guitar Hero's Star Power, where the notes are worth extra points while active.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on July 27, 2012, 08:44:43 am
Bingo to all of that.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xkillo147 on August 09, 2012, 06:53:29 pm
If you haven't heard about the new info then here it is. ;)
link=http://www.famitsu.com/news/201208/09019374.html (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201208/09019374.html)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 10, 2012, 03:32:28 am
If you haven't heard about the new info then here it is. ;)
link=http://www.famitsu.com/news/201208/09019374.html (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201208/09019374.html)

I have no idea what all the text says, but I do understand the pictures. The episodes look awesome, and I can hardly wait to watch them!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on August 10, 2012, 05:14:08 am
Pirate Yayoi. Do want.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on August 11, 2012, 04:52:31 am
Hey, word on the grapevine is that the cash you score for hitting the notes can be used to buy outfits. Does this mean that not all videos are pre-rendered? Or are there more modes? Speculation, speculation...
 http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/09/youre-invited-to-the-international-idolmaster-music-festival/
Even better, each Shiny Festa OVA will have it's own unique OP with a new song.

What do you think of this? Will this influence which game you're gunning for?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 11, 2012, 06:47:48 am
Hey, word on the grapevine is that the cash you score for hitting the notes can be used to buy outfits. Does this mean that not all videos are pre-rendered? Or are there more modes? Speculation, speculation...
 http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/09/youre-invited-to-the-international-idolmaster-music-festival/
Even better, each Shiny Festa OVA will have it's own unique OP with a new song.

What do you think of this? Will this influence which game you're gunning for?

3 new songs! Awesome!
And new outfits? Maybe you choose a main idol as an avatar or something and you can dress them up like that.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on August 11, 2012, 11:52:41 pm
Oh cool. Three new songs.

I'll be getting them all eventually anyway.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on August 12, 2012, 02:49:11 am
3 new songs! Awesome!
And new outfits? Maybe you choose a main idol as an avatar or something and you can dress them up like that.
Mhm, that seems likely, but will they influence your score at all?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on August 12, 2012, 11:47:00 pm
Wow, now I must have the Yukiho version and with Takanae doing the OP of that particular OVA, it's just going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 17, 2012, 10:14:04 am
Nice, new outfits? I'm excited. Maybe there's a free play mode and then you can dress up an idol to play the rhythm game? Who knows.
I'm still going for Groovy Tune, although I will get them all eventually. Groovy Tune is priority though since it contains almost all my favorite idols.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Roba-P on August 19, 2012, 03:54:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plzrMbUKwAk&feature=youtu.be
PV2 recorded from the Live Show - iM@S Summer Matsuri

HD ver. will be released by Namco Bandai tomorrow
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on August 19, 2012, 04:45:13 pm
The Funky Note episode looks really cute, and I think its song, Visionary (I assume that's what the katakana means) is also cute. I really like all the songs, though, and the episodes look good too.
But do the videos for each game transition into music videos, or are penguin suits part of Funky Note's episode?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on August 19, 2012, 06:09:03 pm
All that Miki screen time. I love it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on August 19, 2012, 06:53:31 pm
Just saw this posted on Crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/08/19-1/video-groove-along-with-new-idolmster-shiny-festa-promo) (with a smidge more of the recording at the tail end). Talks about the first-print bonus, too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on August 19, 2012, 08:18:35 pm
A little too much Miki for my tastes
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on August 19, 2012, 09:46:49 pm
Songs are cute. ^^

All that Miki screen time. I love it.
A little too much Miki for my tastes

I thought the PV was gonna be mostly Miki. LOL. Even though it was only that short bit.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Clear Blue on August 20, 2012, 07:51:57 pm
The song "edeN" is very nice. I'll wait till it comes out, so I can put in my mp3! :D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on August 20, 2012, 11:42:47 pm
http://youtu.be/Pm6bais2o7Y

Slightly better version.

Enjoy Miki in better quality.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: PinoyCruger on August 21, 2012, 02:57:02 pm
http://youtu.be/Pm6bais2o7Y

All songs of the three versions were awesome, and Ricchan's doing some Indian stuff~!

DAT A-CUP ANGST CHIHAYA!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on August 21, 2012, 04:34:47 pm
The song "edeN" is very nice. I'll wait till it comes out, so I can put in my mp3! :D

Indeed. I really dig that song.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on August 22, 2012, 09:21:42 am
OH MY WELL ISN'T FUNKY NOTE JUST THE CUTEST EPISODE EVER.
Not sure what I expected with Yayoi, the twins, Iori and Hibiki but... CUTE!!
Just to gush for a sec:
Hibiki's expression in the horse costume!!
The girls in penguin costumes!
Yayoi and Iori as baby seals!!
CUTE!!
The song is alright too. Nothing amazing, but nice all the same.

Really, just, adorable. I wonder how that much cuteness even has a basic storyline. I'm really interested.

The other two episodes look good too, as do the songs! I especially liked edeN and I certainly didn't mind Miki's screentime. (Though it seems Takane is nowhere to be found.)

And just to close,
Yayoi in a plane too! Adorable!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on August 23, 2012, 01:58:23 pm
I'm still undecided on what to get... bandai namco just had to split my top 3 chihaya, miki and hibiki into 3 different games :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Clear Blue on August 23, 2012, 02:23:50 pm
Indeed. I really dig that song.
It's so catchy for some reason.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on August 26, 2012, 08:35:38 am
I'm still undecided on what to get... bandai namco just had to split my top 3 chihaya, miki and hibiki into 3 different games :(
Well, what song is your favorite? Or what episode looks the most interesting?
(Or, which game has the most Hibiki?)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on August 28, 2012, 02:37:08 am
Just watched the new PV and all 3 versions look so good. Haruka's version(forget what it's called) is still my top pick though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on August 28, 2012, 03:13:50 am
Well, what song is your favorite? Or what episode looks the most interesting?
(Or, which game has the most Hibiki?)
That is also part of why it's hard to decide, i don't really have a single favourite song and also the episodes don't really matter imo - in the end you would be able to find uploads on youtube or something lol. I'll probably end up with honey sound, because chihaya.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: The Blizzard on September 05, 2012, 05:30:26 pm
I especially love how edeN sounds, so I might get Groovy Tune, or Honey Sound because of Chihaya.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on September 06, 2012, 10:48:03 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-PSP-2969
Do want ::)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on September 07, 2012, 12:59:32 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-PSP-2969
Do want ::)

I'd love to have that, but man, it would cost an absolute fortune.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on September 07, 2012, 10:43:06 pm
I'd love to have that, but man, it would cost an absolute fortune.
I know, that's why I'm going to buy just Groovy Tune. XD
But maybe in the future I'll buy Honey Sound too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on September 08, 2012, 01:51:14 am
Covers revealed: http://i.imgur.com/EzFk2.jpg

(http://i.imgur.com/NgFZm.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/5tHbG.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/VhkSx.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 08, 2012, 08:19:09 am
Here's the highlights from Famitsu on Shiny Festa, nothing shocking, but a quick read:
http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/every-song-in-idolmster-shiny-festa-has-2-pvs-switchable-mid-song-through-shining-burst/
Just clarifaction on how the Shining Burst meter thingy. Cool enough.

And... thannkssss for that guys. I check out Shiny Festa on AmiAmi, I'm pretty much ready to pre-order Funky Note when suddenly
BAM PSP CASES
BAM CARD SLEEVES
BAM 765 WINDBREAKERS
BAM IDOL SHIRTS
BAM HIBIKI SWAG

Where's the "Pay with soul" option? Come on!

(And if anyone else has already pre-ordered, especially the triple copy pack, they should post those "Special clear files", whatever they are. I know I'll post Funky Note's when I find out what it is and how to obtain it.)
((And also what/all the Hibiki swag I will buy.
And also the conversion of JPY to CDN.
I've never ordered from Japan before. I don't even know what I'm doing.
I just want to hand them all my money and wait for iDOLM@STER things. ))

(((Yes yes I'm on my way to that ordering for Japan thread. I just feel so stupid.  ::) Gnyuh)))
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on September 08, 2012, 04:49:18 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-PSP-2969
Do want ::)

So I want to get this triple pack, just for convenience, but then I'd have to drop Zero no Kiseki Evolution, or the Stage 2 Nendoroids. Damn you October!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on September 09, 2012, 11:33:30 pm
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/spec/shop.php

Can someone translate this page please? I really wanna know about all the exclusive preorder bonuses. XD Lalabitmarket preorder bonus seems interesting. :o
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on September 09, 2012, 11:42:14 pm
Any word on the Asian version?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kimidori on September 12, 2012, 03:54:18 pm
Idolmaster Shiny Festa’s Star Of Festa Mode Is Idol Vs. Idol (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/11/idolmaster-shiny-festas-star-of-festa-mode-is-idol-vs-idol/)

Quote
(http://cdn.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/image_thumb19.png)

More details about the music/rhythm game Idolmaster Shiny Festa come from Famitsu which announced the "Star of Festa" mode. This five day event is locked until you get enough fans and improve your idol rank.

 

Each day in Star of Festa mode has three songs to play. The third stage is an idol battle where you’ll have to perform live against 876 Productions, 961 Productions, and Cinderella Girls (from a social Idolmaster game). Beat the rival idols and you get a business card as a reward. Star of Festa mode takes place over five days where votes are cast on who is the best idol group.

 

Idolmaster Shiny Festa is actually three separate titles – Idolmaster Shiny Festa: Funky Note, Idolmaster Shiny Festa: Honey Sound, and Idolmaster Shiny Festa: Groovy Tune. All three games come out on October 25.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on September 12, 2012, 10:32:20 pm
Quote
Each day in Star of Festa mode has three songs to play. The third stage is an idol battle where you’ll have to perform live against 876 Productions, 961 Productions, and Cinderella Girls (from a social Idolmaster game). Beat the rival idols and you get a business card as a reward. Star of Festa mode takes place over five days where votes are cast on who is the best idol group.

... YES. That is all.

More seriously... All three?! And now, the Cinderella Girls?! Maybe we'll finally get dances and models for the girls with CD's? (And, also possible, other girls from future CD's in the form of DLC...) Or of the other 876 songs, like Hanamaru, Himitsu no Sangoshou, and Crossword (Also Happeace)? Or the CD image songs for Jupiter? And more?

I am now more excited for the game than ever before.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on September 12, 2012, 11:51:37 pm
And now, the Cinderella Girls?!

And now...I'm not buying this game.

Well...

maybe if they release an Asian version that's half price (like the rest of them)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on September 13, 2012, 12:01:53 am
I'm waitin' for either an asian version or a 'BEST' edition that'll come out in a year.
Still too pricey for what it gives me, thanks.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on September 13, 2012, 12:23:17 am
I had the money to buy two of the three games, but I've spent it on a 3DS. I having second thoughts on getting these games. If it's like Project Diva, it just gets boring for me right away since you really don't do anything. If it's like K-ON!, it would be playing it for a long time. The OVAs are nice, but those a guranteed that they will be subbed and release.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on September 13, 2012, 12:24:24 am
And now...I'm not buying this game.

Well...

maybe if they release an Asian version that's half price (like the rest of them)

It'll most likely just be CG names in the rival section. Nothing more.

Which is all I want. Well, I want even less than that, no mention of them whatsoever, but oh well.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on September 13, 2012, 12:32:35 am
Idolmaster Shiny Festa’s Star Of Festa Mode Is Idol Vs. Idol (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/11/idolmaster-shiny-festas-star-of-festa-mode-is-idol-vs-idol/)

Wow, I guess I'm not missing anything then. Cinderella Girls? Nah man, I guess I should save my money for Xillia 2 instead, better yet I think I should just buy one of SP games that offers much more.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on September 13, 2012, 02:19:46 pm
I'll be waiting for a Best version to buy all three. I want all three and I don't really want to pay full price for all three. Or rather, while I can afford to, it's really not a good idea.

I'm so excited for that information. The DS trio, Jupiter, and Cinderella Girls? Sign me up. My hype is immesurable.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on September 13, 2012, 06:34:04 pm
I'm not sure if I want to get the game as other people are having some doubts. I have already bought the first half of 3000 yen PSN money to download the game, but I may wait a few weeks after to see how the reviews are like before diving in and download it on my Vita.

If not, I may save the money in the account for some other Japanese games.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on September 13, 2012, 10:36:08 pm
I wanted to grab all 3 at once, but I'm going to just grab 'em one at a time after all, as I finish with 'em.

I'd grab all 3 at once though if they each had a different LE. I'd be so screwed if that happened. :P
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on September 15, 2012, 02:31:17 am
I'm going to wait for the reviews and impressions. I want to know how much content we are getting per game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on September 15, 2012, 03:37:57 am
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/festa/spec/shop.php

Can someone translate this page please? I really wanna know about all the exclusive preorder bonuses. XD Lalabitmarket preorder bonus seems interesting. :o

From left to right, top to bottom.

Asobit City: Bromide
Animate: (Single) One bromide each game you buy (Set) Bromide album
Ami Ami: Clear file, Sacoche bag (don't ask me why they're called this)
Imagine: Library card (Magical Pack only)
Enterking: Postcards
Chara-Ani: Bromide set
Gamers: (Single) Bromide (Set) Tapestry
Game Ark, Takara-Jima, Papyrus: Telephone Card
COMG: A bromide omg
Seagull: QUO card (denomination unspecified)
Theta Shop: Telephone card
7Net Shopping: PC wallpaper
Sofmap: Telephone card
Toranoana: Bromide
Trader: Bromide
Neowing: Microfiber Mini-cloth when will these end
Happinet Online: PSP wallpaper
Fammys, Otakara-Souko: Telephone card
Family Book: A4 size clear file
Medialand: Bromide almost there
Lalabit Market: (All three) Storage box for all three
Lawson: (Single) Original printed Shikishi (Set) Original Live Pamphlet
WonderGOO: Miki Tapestry, Miki Rice ball case, Yukiho and Chihaya Mug and I'm done

Notes
Sacoche bag - I could explain it, or you could go to Ami Ami's site (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=TVG-PSP-2969) and look at the bag. That's a sacoche bag.
Imagine's Magical Pack - For certain items, can be ordered from Imagine in (what they call) a Magical Pack. As far as I can tell, it's Imagine's way of saying, "Get me a library card with this preorder."
QUO card - These are magnetic cards you can use at convienence stores, gas stations, etc. They seem kinda like a bus card or something. 'Cept of course, you can't use them here.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on September 15, 2012, 12:49:27 pm
Thank you very much ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 17, 2012, 07:49:14 pm
Eh... what's a bromide? Some kinda chemical?

>_> I want that Miki Tapestry though. I wonder if it's for all three or just one...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on September 17, 2012, 09:25:41 pm
Eh... what's a bromide?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromide_(Japanese_culture)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 18, 2012, 05:35:33 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromide_(Japanese_culture)
Thanks!
Sounds... remotely interesting. I'd probably have to see the actual picture before deciding on anything but that Miki tapestry is still a front-runner.
Or a mini-towel, whatever I'd use it for.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on September 22, 2012, 08:21:51 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2e-z62Oww&feature=g-u-u

New PV. Needs more Miki.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 22, 2012, 08:58:51 am
Needs more Takane, jeez.

Boy, that was another really good PV! Yayoi eating poor Iori, waaah.

More importantly, did anyone notice how smooth that star burst (or whatever) transition was? That was flawless! I hope it's as smooth as that in the real game. And of course, I'm still looking forward to seeing more of that Band mode!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on September 22, 2012, 10:10:11 am
It'll be flawless, since it's all pre-rendered.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on September 22, 2012, 04:14:20 pm
This by far my favourite preview so far.

I think the music videos are awesome.
"Vault that Borderline" reminds me of a K-ON! ending.
"Visionary" is adorable.
"edeN" is really cool.

Also, the whole game looks really cute, and the art is awesome. I personally think that the pre-rendering is worth it for the awesome graphics.

And the inclusion of 961, 876, and the CG idols really surprised me, even if they don't really do much. They're called rivals, though, so it may be kind of important to the game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on September 22, 2012, 04:27:23 pm
I have to admit i'm pretty impressed with the glimpses of in game video we saw
I'm still waiting for the price to go down ;=w=
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on September 22, 2012, 08:17:17 pm
Did that edeN video just give me a double dose of Makoto? I think it did.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AbsoluteZero45 on September 23, 2012, 04:49:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2e-z62Oww&feature=g-u-u

Super hyped to play this after watching that.  Also I want that Wall Scroll at the 2 minute mark. ^^
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on September 24, 2012, 03:57:01 am
Super hyped to play this after watching that.  Also I want that Wall Scroll at the 2 minute mark. ^^

Same! Gonna snatch it up on Mandarake after the game hits.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 24, 2012, 04:12:34 am
Non-believers! I always wanted this!

I hope we'll learn more actual details about the game soon though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: The Blizzard on September 28, 2012, 04:39:49 pm
I'm not sure if someone pointed this out yet, but there is a PV for Vault That Borderline! It is a bit LQ though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YxvQ8WKKoI

Anyways, I'm looking forward to getting it, despite not having a PSP. *Sadface*
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on September 28, 2012, 04:50:04 pm
I'm not sure if someone pointed this out yet, but there is a PV for Vault That Borderline! It is a bit LQ though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YxvQ8WKKoI

Anyways, I'm looking forward to getting it, despite not having a PSP. *Sadface*
sounds interesting, it'll take time to grow on me.
I hope they release eden next
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on September 28, 2012, 11:13:14 pm
How'd they get that?

edit:
Did... is that a rip of a rip? From YouTube, to NicoNico, to YouTube? Why! (Low quality all the way through it seems, however.)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on September 29, 2012, 02:08:13 am
I'm not sure if someone pointed this out yet, but there is a PV for Vault That Borderline! It is a bit LQ though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YxvQ8WKKoI

Anyways, I'm looking forward to getting it, despite not having a PSP. *Sadface*

Thank you for this link!

After seeing this, I realized how much I like the direction and setting in all the videos. They're really awesome to watch. I can hardly wait for the other two!

Also, a new version of the 3rd PV has been released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q4eyXH_zXMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q4eyXH_zXMc)

Differences:

In the end, when it shows a lot of different parts of the game together at once, it plays the part of the main song that was played in the 1st PV (You'll understand if you watch the 1st PV, then both versions of the 3rd).

Also, there's a part at the end that says that you can get a backstage pass (apparently from the premium shop site, whatever that is), which allows you to get a code for "The world is all one!!"

You can also get a code for a special Shiny Festa version of Haruka for Cinderella Girls.

(This info is almost exclusively from reading the katakana, so someone who can read Japanese might be able to tell you more than what I said)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on September 29, 2012, 06:03:11 am
Stupid Scamco... Maybe I should squander some of my tuition money to preorder the complete set, but then I can't play it on my Vita...
I seem to be in quite a dilemma.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Roswell on September 29, 2012, 07:12:58 am
If someone I liked a lot was getting a CG card, I would totally get this game... But since it's just Haruka, I think I'm gonna pass. I'm interested in the game, but not enough to buy it solely for the game, lol.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: lalachan on October 01, 2012, 05:14:39 am
I haven't read all the posts in this thread so please forgive if this is a double post!

The companies HMV Japan, AmiAmi, and Neo Wing all have original pre-order chain goods.
Basically what this means is if you pre-order from these companies you get special things on top of the already promised pre-order goods.

There are 23 chains participating but I only mention these because I can confirm that they will ship overseas*

Ami Ami/Tsutaya - a set of three folders and a satchel bag

HMV Japan/Lawson - Concert booklet for the Shiny Festa release concert as well as a set of 3 "signed" cards. (The cards are "signed" by the girls from each game.)

Neo Wing/CD Japan - A set of 4 micro fiber cloths, each with a scene from the "THE IDOLM@STER" anime.
(For those who don't know, When you pre-order through CD Japan you are pre-ordering through Neo Wing)

I'm still going through all the chains to see if some others have overseas shipping. Happy Pre-ordering!

*While software is rarely embargoed by the Japanese Trade Commission, Currently all consoles are considered "high technology" by the agency and are not to be sold and shipped through online stores to outside of Japan.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: lalachan on October 01, 2012, 05:37:39 am
How'd they get that?

edit:
Did... is that a rip of a rip? From YouTube, to NicoNico, to YouTube? Why! (Low quality all the way through it seems, however.)

Namco showed all three videos at the "Namassuka? Sunday" event at TGS. Unfortunately only "Vault That Borderline" was shown during the live stream. (The event went into overtime and the other two were cut off.)

That video is a recording of the stream.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 02, 2012, 08:31:09 pm
Honey Sound CM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL0f1vgHGvY&feature=g-u-u

Funky Note CM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxA31UivrMc&feature=g-u-u

Groovy Tune CM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T67nBLCorI&feature=g-u-u
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 05, 2012, 12:50:36 pm
Wonder if i picked the one i want too quickly. Preordered Groovy Tune simply b/c it has all my fav idols in it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on October 05, 2012, 02:05:16 pm
According to the second CM, Team Funky Note has conquered the world.  Welcome to our new overlords?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on October 05, 2012, 03:48:07 pm
According to the second CM, Team Funky Note has conquered the world.  Welcome to our new overlords?
I, for one, welcome our new moe overlords.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 10, 2012, 03:40:32 am
The return of penguin Yayoi!

Xenoglossia (2007):
(http://i.imgur.com/xVnv6.jpg)

Funky Note (2012):
(http://i.imgur.com/w2RZ4.png)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 10, 2012, 09:48:11 am
The return of penguin Yayoi!

Xenoglossia (2007):
(http://i.imgur.com/xVnv6.jpg)

Funky Note (2012):
(http://i.imgur.com/w2RZ4.png)

I didn't realize that! Kind of funny, don't you think?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 10, 2012, 08:22:25 pm
concidence, i swear. but it awesoem
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on October 11, 2012, 06:48:16 am
HURRICANE-DRILL-PECK-THAT-YOU-CAN'T-DODGE GO!

Or whatever she said.

... Was that seriously Yayoi's Xenoglossia counterpart? Reeeeally? :O I thought they just both had similar hair, maybe...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on October 11, 2012, 09:55:41 am
I'm glad they packed most of the idols i don't like on one game: Ioir, Yayoi and the Futami twins. I just wish they would have put Ritsuko (or Makoto) on there as well instead of Hibiki

But this way i was able to order the other 2 games without reservations ;)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 11, 2012, 12:39:19 pm
I was quite torn been choosing between  Iori, Yayoi, Hibiki and the futami twin vs Yukiho, Makoto, Takane and Miki. Since i can only import 1 game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Rihsa on October 16, 2012, 03:57:47 am
http://lwp.jp/idol/campaign/static/idol/

Rin's there for some reason.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 16, 2012, 04:10:44 am
http://lwp.jp/idol/campaign/static/idol/

Rin's there for some reason.

Can I get a translation on the Metamorphose part? I love that brand!! <3
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on October 16, 2012, 04:45:17 am
http://lwp.jp/idol/campaign/static/idol/

Rin's there for some reason.

From the bits and pieces I can see. It looks like it has to do with points... and hmm, Kirin barenji...? Isn't that a drink brand or something?

Either way, it looks like it involves collecting points. More points equal a bigger reward. The biggest one being something that involves an Idolmaster event on December 28th, involves the Cinderella girls too.

As for why Rin is there. She has sorta become the poster-girl for Cinderella Girls, so I'm not too surprised she's there.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on October 16, 2012, 05:37:27 am
Can I get a translation on the Metamorphose part? I love that brand!! <3

If it's just the one line on the page, it says "Outfit Collaboration".

... Hell's bells, that outfit.

Step 1: Buy stuff.
Step 2: Get receipt with a printed confirmation code.
Step 3: Go to our page, click on Redeem Stuff.
Step 4: Respond to our empty mind-control mail and register your soul with us.
Step 5: Enter your confirmation code.
Step 6: Profit.

SP Course: Im@s Shiny Festa + Cinderella Girls Special Party in Shinjuku Blaze, 28 December 2012 (20 points, 600 winners)
A Course: Rin Shibuya 3D Poster, signed by her VA Fukuhara Ayaka (10 points, 50 winners)
B Course: Original Yukiho figure, by MegaHouse (5 points, 500 winners)
C Course: Set of 3 rubber straps (Uzuki, Rin, Miki), by Fat Company (1 point, 3000 winners)
W Course: Im@s Shiny Festa and Cinderella Girls clear file (20 consolation points, first 1000 served)

From the bits and pieces I can see. It looks like it has to do with points... and hmm, Kirin barenji...? Isn't that a drink brand or something?

Yup. They make drinks of all kind, but only the crappy yellow stuff ever makes it to America.

http://www.beverage.co.jp/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 16, 2012, 06:31:49 am
If it's just the one line on the page, it says "Outfit Collaboration".

... Hell's bells, that outfit.

Thanks for the translation. ^^

I'm cursing right now.
Their clothes are already expensive...and now they're doing a collab. I hope they mean in the game and not a real life outfit...==; *prays*
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on October 17, 2012, 04:23:10 am
I'm cursing right now.
Their clothes are already expensive...and now they're doing a collab. I hope they mean in the game and not a real life outfit...==; *prays*

... I will only say that you can decline to look at Metamorphose's main page, should you wish. Your call.

In other news, Lawson's online shop is apparently HMV, and they ship internationally. If you order from there and don't get a printed shikishi, then you're probably in the same boat I am.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 18, 2012, 08:52:52 am
Being the overly obsessed iM@S anime fan that I am, I realized something about the Funky Note TV commercial (The one that's about 15 seconds long).
I'm going to talk about very minor anime spoilers, but they are still spoilers, so I'll use the spoiler tag.

In episode 25 of the anime, 765 performs a mashup of READY!! and CHANGE!!!!, and at about 10:30 into the episode, you see a shot of Iori and Mami dancing. In the rest of the song, Mami was wearing pink, but for this shot they forgot to recolour her outfit, leaving it yellow (The shot was just lifted from the first opening video for the anime). This has bothered me for a while, but I realized that 9 seconds into the TV commercial for Funky Note, you can see that they corrected this error if you look at the square in the top row second from the left. Just a nice touch that shows the effort Namco and A-1 put into their work.


If anyone doesn't understand, just tell me and I'll add some pictures/videos.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: kantou on October 18, 2012, 01:50:13 pm
 :)All my favorite are in Groovy tune
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on October 18, 2012, 07:44:34 pm
Being the overly obsessed iM@S anime fan that I am, I realized something about the Funky Note TV commercial (The one that's about 15 seconds long).
I'm going to talk about very minor anime spoilers, but they are still spoilers, so I'll use the spoiler tag.

In episode 25 of the anime, 765 performs a mashup of READY!! and CHANGE!!!!, and at about 10:30 into the episode, you see a shot of Iori and Mami dancing. In the rest of the song, Mami was wearing pink, but for this shot they forgot to recolour her outfit, leaving it yellow (The shot was just lifted from the first opening video for the anime). This has bothered me for a while, but I realized that 9 seconds into the TV commercial for Funky Note, you can see that they corrected this error if you look at the square in the top row second from the left. Just a nice touch that shows the effort Namco and A-1 put into their work.


If anyone doesn't understand, just tell me and I'll add some pictures/videos.

You're a pro, Yodudes. I think I see it.

And you're right! Namco and A-1 have a commitment to quality that I think is really valuable in the constantly growing good-enough" indie game shovelware market.

Edit:
So embarrased. I put it in the quote! >_<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 18, 2012, 09:39:17 pm
Actually, there are two major goofs during that segment (yes, there is another), and they were fixed for the disc release (like any good disc release), so it just means they used the corrected version.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 18, 2012, 11:38:58 pm
Actually, there are two major goofs during that segment (yes, there is another), and they were fixed for the disc release (like any good disc release), so it just means they used the corrected version.

Yeah. I realized today that it was probably fixed on the disc, but it's still nice.

What's the other major goof? I just watched the video again, and I couldn't see one. Is it the wrong name for the second song?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 19, 2012, 02:46:19 am
As to not flood the thread with extraneous images, I'll just link to them:
TV (http://db.tt/OW7l7whK) BD (http://db.tt/lOV6d71y)
It's more of a continuity issue here rather than an actual animation flub -- They walk down the stairs, but are shown at the bottom already! Funnily enough though, this happens right after the previous goof.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 19, 2012, 03:10:15 am
As to not flood the thread with extraneous images, I'll just link to them:
TV (http://db.tt/OW7l7whK) BD (http://db.tt/lOV6d71y)
It's more of a continuity issue here rather than an actual animation flub -- They walk down the stairs, but are shown at the bottom already! Funnily enough though, this happens right after the previous goof.

Wow. That's pretty surprising, especially considering how many times I've seen the video without noticing that.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kimidori on October 19, 2012, 10:23:50 am
another gameplay video, it a bit lag though.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDRJ8JNrRpE
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 20, 2012, 01:03:38 am
another gameplay video, it a bit lag though.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDRJ8JNrRpE

Thanks for the video. I like the song a lot, but the part of the song played in the first version of the 3rd PV isn't in the video. Maybe it's the bridge for a full version?

Never mind. I just missed it. The animation from the 3rd PV, like the part where Ami and Mami play a xylophone, is not there, however.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on October 20, 2012, 01:14:39 am
http://nopantsnightproductions.tumblr.com/post/33824054120/
Here's a gameplay video of edeN.

I need this as dlc. </3
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Logan on October 20, 2012, 02:00:47 am
Seeing MUSIC and its performance makes me wonder why imas doesn't release singles and PVs like an actual idol group ;w;

Also, MUSIC is probably one of my most favorite songs right now. It sounds so good.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 20, 2012, 04:59:33 am
Is that gorgeous or is that gorgeous?! Man, the anime videos are really good quality! Can't wait for the games (LOS QUIERO YA!)

Now if they could do something about Iori's finger... :/ (see FN cover)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on October 21, 2012, 09:05:11 pm
another gameplay video, it a bit lag though.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDRJ8JNrRpE

MUSIC is really adorable! I can't wait for the M@STER version. edeN sounds kick-ass too. I'm definitely getting Groovy Tune first since I can only afford to import one at a time :P
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on October 24, 2012, 02:55:35 pm
Available now on amiami \o/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 24, 2012, 04:08:52 pm
I bought the set of three games, so I should have an extra Haruka card. Too bad I have to wait for the set to arrive in the mail.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Fuyuhotaru on October 24, 2012, 05:04:26 pm
I bought the set of three games, so I should have an extra Haruka card. Too bad I have to wait for the set to arrive in the mail.
can you sell her to me?
though we need to be in the same trade block for that to happen
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 24, 2012, 05:39:57 pm
First videos are up! Seems the uploader got Honey Sound:

ラ♥ブ♥リ♥: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195884
Vault That Borderline!: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195765
MUSIC♪: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195675
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 24, 2012, 07:21:00 pm
likewisei want that card :< Should i consider getting a PSN version of the other 2 version i didn't get while waiting on my UMD version to ship in? :<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on October 25, 2012, 12:08:31 am
I ordered the remaining points needed to complete the purchase, but I wonder when the game will get on the PSN network. It's already 7 AM and there is no sign of it anywhere.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ProjectAria on October 25, 2012, 12:20:40 am
I still have to wait until Nendoroid Petite THE IDOLM@STER 2 Stage 02 BOX come in!  I could of gotten the games shipped today but I don't want to buy double the shipping price for the games and petite. I want to play now!  ;_;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 25, 2012, 12:29:57 am
First videos are up! Seems the uploader got Honey Sound:

ラ♥ブ♥リ♥: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195884
Vault That Borderline!: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195765
MUSIC♪: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19195675

Thanks for the links!

I'm still waiting for a link or something to "Visionary," which I have yet to hear the full version of.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 01:41:19 am
Hello! I'm GeN the Idolmaster! or just call me GeN for short *ehe~*

I'm a short time lurker but now i've finally signed up just because of Shiny Festa. My favorite idol is Iori, then Makoto and Miki (Takane takes runner up).

I've went ahead and grabbed the niconico vids and uploaded to my youtube account for people who cant access the site or dont have a nicovideo account.

Here's MUSIC (normal version) - http://youtu.be/MIi2kEB97aE
EDIT: Vault That Borderline (band version) - http://youtu.be/0OMl1trHZt0
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: NeoZero on October 25, 2012, 01:47:20 am
I still have to wait until Nendoroid Petite THE IDOLM@STER 2 Stage 02 BOX come in!  I could of gotten the games shipped today but I don't want to buy double the shipping price for the games and petite. I want to play now!  ;_;

I'm in the same boat as you.

It burns!!!11 ;A;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 02:11:05 am
Here's 'Lovely' (anime version) - http://youtu.be/boacrByoYNs
More vids and versions are coming! thnaks to the uploader from nicnico
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chiz on October 25, 2012, 02:28:07 am
Thank you for the links!

Doesn't seem like anyone's uploaded Eden yet? Can't wait for my copy >_<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 02:35:10 am
Here's 'Tonari ni...' (wedding dress version) - http://youtu.be/BEsskWj6ACI
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on October 25, 2012, 02:54:01 am
FYI, niconico.com merged with Nico Nico Douga, so it should be easier for all of us to access JP content.  (I was never able to get it work...)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 25, 2012, 02:55:03 am
Thank you for the links!

Doesn't seem like anyone's uploaded Eden yet? Can't wait for my copy >_<

Actually, Maka uploaded this earlier.

http://nopantsnightproductions.tumblr.com/post/33824054120/ (http://nopantsnightproductions.tumblr.com/post/33824054120/)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 02:57:41 am
here's 'Lovely' (lots of hearts and kiss version) - http://youtu.be/QnUZ3yyKCdY
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: pichupal on October 25, 2012, 03:05:09 am
Here are some videos on Nico right now. Seems to be mostly Azusa right now. Didn't get lost this time.

(I sort of feel like I've been kicked out of the .jp section of niconico now... all that trouble a few years ago making an account...)

Kami Summer - Lol Chihaya is the lead.
Swimsuits - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197295  (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197295)

Tonari Ni - Song seems a lot more depressing if it happened during a wedding...
Normal - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197241 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197241)
Wedding - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197735 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197735)

Shalala - Didn't actually know this song was on here...
Dance - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197721 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197721)
Pyjama - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19196913 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19196913)

Lovely - I would've prefered Mythmaker for Azusa.
Dance - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197693 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19197693)

BTW, does anyone have a songlist for the games?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 25, 2012, 03:14:14 am
I found this one:

http://notkoichance.tumblr.com/post/34195932758/shiny-festa-song-lists

All games share six songs.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 03:20:27 am
I found this one:

http://notkoichance.tumblr.com/post/34195932758/shiny-festa-song-lists

All games share six songs.

*looks at list*
GeN: Ready.........Do Dai........ jibun restart............nanairo button...........WHAT?! no MEGARE?!!!!

TT A TT

EDIT: Here's Shalala (sleepwear version) - http://youtu.be/md8d4_T9VJo
EDIT AGAIN: Shalala (special version) - http://youtu.be/sF7_BjwvAys
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 25, 2012, 03:45:27 am
I found this one:

http://notkoichance.tumblr.com/post/34195932758/shiny-festa-song-lists

All games share six songs.

Translated/Transliterated List:

Honey Sound:

Music
Vault that Borderline
Otome yo Taishi wo Idake!!
I Want
Yakusoku
Me Ga Au Toki
Tonari ni... (I think, but it's hard to tell)
Lovely (Raburi)
Ippai Ippai
Mahou wo Kakete
Shiny Smile
Shalala (Sharara)
GO MY WAY!!
Kami Summer!!
The iDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
Watashi-tachi wa Zutto... Deshou?
Jibun Rest@rt
Watashi wa Idol

Funky Note:

Kiramekirari
Ohayou!! Asagohan
Start→Star→ (Suta→to Suta→)
Positive
Next Life
Brand New Day
Futari no Kioku
Nana Iro Button
Do-dai
Kyun! Vampire Girl
Visionary
Honey Heartbeat
Smoky Thrill
MUSIC♪
THE IDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
Watashi-tachi wa Zutto... Deshou?
Jibun Rest@rt
L.O.B.M

Groovy Tune:

edeN
Heart of the Marionette (Marionetto no Kokoro)
Furufuru Future☆
ALRIGHT
Kosmos,Cosmos
Jitensha
Meisou Mind
Kazahana
Overmster
Kimi wa Melody
relations
Little Match Girl
Agent Yoru wo Yuku
THE IDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
Watashi-tachi wa Zutto... Deshou?
Jibun Rest@rt
Massugu
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 03:49:20 am
and i quote again, "WHAT?! no MEGARE?!!!!"
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on October 25, 2012, 05:19:15 am
Someone PLEASE tell me that Overmaster pulls Hibiki from Funky Note, and that Smoky Thrill (and Nanairo Button...?) pull(s) Azusa from Honey Sound. Seriously, they sound best with all their members. I'm worried mostly because the listing hints that Takane's solo songs will be Kazahana (Yay!) and Overmaster (which really should be PF's), and that Iori has Futari no Kioku (Yay!) and Nanairo Button (which is RK's.) I'm hoping that Takane's other song is Kimi wa Melody, since she's always been strongly linked to the song (at least, in my mind...) Not sure about Iori, so I'm probably going to be disappointed. Sigh.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on October 25, 2012, 05:30:00 am
Wah... Funky Note didn't get Kami Summer... Q^Q

Instead we got Honey Heartbeat and Nana Iro Button. Rage!

... Man, this makes me want to get all the games. So I can have all the songs ;d

(Hey, are these Haruka card promo thingies a redeemable code? I'd love to give it to someone here. Maybe hold some kind of contest for it.)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 25, 2012, 05:57:00 am
i'm getting all three, so there's no complaints form me : D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 25, 2012, 06:02:41 am
(Hey, are these Haruka card promo thingies a redeemable code? I'd love to give it to someone here. Maybe hold some kind of contest for it.)
It is a redeemable code, just like the single promos.

Not trying to sound greedy, but I'd be interested in any extra promo codes...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on October 25, 2012, 06:06:47 am
I was waiting all day, but it's finally up on the Japanese PSN at 11:30 PM EDT. It costs 5380 yen each, I think... but decided on downloading Honey Sound for now onto my Vita. Maybe I'll get the others later on when it gets a price drop of some sort.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on October 25, 2012, 06:10:00 am
It is a redeemable code, just like the single promos.

Not trying to sound greedy, but I'd be interested in any extra promo codes...

I have a forum game in the works. When I get the code, it'll be our grand prize. Winning team gets entered into the draw for it.  ;)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 25, 2012, 07:30:55 am
edeN PV anime!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uoh3pSTRro

eden CG:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp0FcgnKhp8

 Most of the Shiny Festa PV's have been removed from NicoNico ;A;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: MugiMugi on October 25, 2012, 08:57:13 am
Yeah this release finally got me to get a new Memorycard to be able to play JP PSP games, Got the Funky Note version myself. Thought still a damn hassle to switch accounts ><

Been waiting for this one for quite some time :)

As for the Shiny festa, it showed up on PSN ~3h ago or so, have yet had time to play it due work but yeah :D

(PS as a side note, where on PSN are hte IM@S SP games I've heard that they supposedly are there)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on October 25, 2012, 09:40:55 am
Lack of Nemuri Hime and Aoi Tori makes me rage. I smell a DLC trap. Hoping the PSN asia release comes out faster.

@above: Just search for idolmaster (or アイドルマスター if you're on jp psn) and all the im@s games pop up, scroll down a while and the SP ones appear.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on October 25, 2012, 01:49:28 pm
If there are going to be DLC songs (huh of course there will be), I'd live to see some of the official rearranges (more precisely the Jazz versions). Just because (they are awesome).

Still, some omissions are... -_-
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on October 25, 2012, 01:58:28 pm
(I sort of feel like I've been kicked out of the .jp section of niconico now... all that trouble a few years ago making an account...)

You shouldn't feel that way. You can change your region/site language at the bottom of the site (which will bring back the old theme if you're in Japanese) and you can change your comment language from the video window. (I have mine set to Japanese comments since English comments are pretty much non-existent.)

The comment numbers will default to whatever your region/language is, but the view/MyList counts are universal. Nothing's really changed other than being able to have it in something other than Japanese now.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Markus7P on October 25, 2012, 08:54:16 pm
ATTENTION!

It seems that Shiny Festa videos are taken down at nico.  :(
Here is Tecuro's Shiny Festa list link:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/34310295
Yesterday they were up, now theye are ALL gone. :'(

So everyone be carefull when you post Shiny Festa video. It seems nico taking it down.
(And who know what will YouTube do latter.)

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 25, 2012, 09:47:47 pm
Already? I was thinking of recording some FESTA video when i learn how to, but now i dont want to :<
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 25, 2012, 10:10:29 pm
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=31030619  Kickass edeN Fanart

anyone knows if that's the biggest size the uploader has? I'm not much of a Pixiv user :/
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: blake307 on October 25, 2012, 10:30:21 pm
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=31030619  Kickass edeN Fanart

anyone knows if that's the biggest size the uploader has? I'm not much of a Pixiv user :/

Love it! <3 To be honest i'm not sure since I don't really use pixiv. I just mainly browse through pixiv.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chiz on October 25, 2012, 10:56:43 pm
edeN PV anime!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uoh3pSTRro

eden CG:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp0FcgnKhp8

 Most of the Shiny Festa PV's have been removed from NicoNico ;A;

Thank you, thank you for these links!  ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: pichupal on October 26, 2012, 12:02:04 am

You should be able to just click on the picture. But since I already did just that:

(http://i2.pixiv.net/img34/img/yasuchiki/31030619.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 26, 2012, 12:06:14 am
So far I've seen/herad edeN, Vault That Borderline, and Music, I haven't seen anything for Visionary... It's like no one has Funky Note or something.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on October 26, 2012, 04:57:26 am
Some initial thoughts: Compared to Project Diva, the controls are simpler, which is a plus. However, this doesn't mean it's not easy as there is some difficulty like the line changing different positions and hold notes. The hold notes tricked me a bit since I was playing too much Project Diva that I released it and I got a Bad grade... I guess I need to unlearn some stuff, but so far... the gameplay is pretty good although nothing too special. Still haven't played the other modes though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 26, 2012, 07:35:07 am
Here's a video of some Funky Note gameplay, pretty long actually. Visionary is in it, 33 minutes in, so b patient :p :

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26422848
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kimidori on October 26, 2012, 09:38:01 am
Here's a video of some Funky Note gameplay, pretty long actually. Visionary is in it, 33 minutes in, so b patient :p :

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26422848

OMG! Visionary is too adorable!! seriously, I think it the best new song of all 3 shiny festa game, with the best animation too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 26, 2012, 11:05:27 am
Some vids going up from Funky Note. Note it bad quality, i dont have proper recording equipment for the PSP.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on October 26, 2012, 11:54:20 am
Here's a video of some Funky Note gameplay, pretty long actually. Visionary is in it, 33 minutes in, so b patient :p :

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26422848

*watches video*

Those button press sounds... o_O  ear rape...  I knew it was a mistake to put Yayoi on drums.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 26, 2012, 05:03:48 pm
Looks like both of the edeN videos are down on youtube now.

man i was listening to that all day yesterday i knew i should have ripped it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 26, 2012, 06:55:01 pm
Looks like both of the edeN videos are down on youtube now.

man i was listening to that all day yesterday i knew i should have ripped it.

I ripped it. Just gimmie a sec to upload it.

There: http://www.mediafire.com/?1bvo8z407fzc917

Namco cant stop the fandom! (It's only anime version, sorry)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 26, 2012, 07:33:22 pm
I ripped it. Just gimmie a sec to upload it.

There: http://www.mediafire.com/?1bvo8z407fzc917

Namco cant stop the fandom! (It's only anime version, sorry)
Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on October 26, 2012, 07:45:07 pm
I ripped it. Just gimmie a sec to upload it.

There: http://www.mediafire.com/?1bvo8z407fzc917

Namco cant stop the fandom! (It's only anime version, sorry)
Thanks so much! This might be my new favorite idolmaster song, wow.

The PV is pretty amazing too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Byuusan on October 26, 2012, 10:27:34 pm
well rank SS isn't as hard as i thought. Go to Threater, set a random list, put repeat on, go sleep, turn off volume, etc. Wake up, rank SS >.>
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chiz on October 27, 2012, 01:24:14 am
I ripped it. Just gimmie a sec to upload it.

There: http://www.mediafire.com/?1bvo8z407fzc917

Namco cant stop the fandom! (It's only anime version, sorry)

Your the best! Thank you for uploading this along with your streams ^^
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ferslayerx on October 27, 2012, 01:33:46 am
Yakuzoku Gameplay
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/idolm@ster?before=1351280970
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 27, 2012, 01:49:52 am
Yakuzoku Gameplay
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/idolm@ster?before=1351280970

ARUKOOOUUUUU!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Megane~Girl on October 27, 2012, 04:58:31 pm
I found a bunch of gameplay videos!
Jitensha http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257)
Kosmos Cosmos http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19212861 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19212861)
Kazahana http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19212446 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19212446)
FuruFuru Future http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19211860 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19211860)
Kyunpire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sA2gviRcq0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sA2gviRcq0)
ALRIGHT http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19215741 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19215741)
Marionette no Kokoro http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19214354 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19214354)
Jibun REST@RT http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19213754 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19213754)
Do-Dai ( quality on this one's kind of low) http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19210659 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19213257#!sm19210659)
Agent http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19217467 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19217467)
Meisou Mind http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19216480 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19216480)
Kimi wa Melody http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19214959 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19214959)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 27, 2012, 09:51:21 pm
Just started playing earlier today, but I won't give my opinion on this until I've played a bit more. So far, this is a much better rhythm game than Project Diva. That's for sure.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 28, 2012, 12:41:27 am
I wouldn't say that this is significantly better than Project Diva. There are serious reading issues with this game (Try playing Jibun REST@RT, it's difficult to read what you actually need to do). The pre-rendered videos don't add to the game either.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 28, 2012, 01:50:54 am
I'd rather have pre-rendered videos than what PD had on PSP.

Also, PD has read issues as well, but you know what makes this game better? You can change the speed to help you read better. Automatically better.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 28, 2012, 04:10:42 am
Except the reading problems were almost no issue for anyone that could focus properly. When you need to change the speed, then there's a real problem.
Also, I'd rather take slightly pixelated graphics that allow for customization over blurry, blocky videos that scream cash crab; If you really had a problem with it, you could play the PS3 version. It reminds me of the Sega CD FMV game era, which was more of a dark age than anything.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 28, 2012, 04:25:49 am
That's a huge exaggeration.

It's also humorous how you call this a quick cash grab, and then point me to the PS3 version of PD, which was also a cash grab. I'm not arguing that this was a lazy thing to do, I'm only saying that if you tout your game as a rhythm game, you make the mechanic a priority over everything else. When a rhythm game offers you custom speed, that's a good thing, and not a reason for you to think it has a problem with reading. There is no one size fits all when it comes to speed in rhythm games, and for SEGA to not recognize this, shows how little experience they have with rhythm games. You can argue that SEGA has had a long line of rhythm games, but really, the only good one to ever come out of that company was Space Channel.

Anyways.

Worked my way to Groovy Tune, and just from the OVA, I need not see any more. This is the best version. All Miki, all the time. Wonderful. 10/10.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 28, 2012, 04:38:16 am
Here's a video of some Funky Note gameplay, pretty long actually. Visionary is in it, 33 minutes in, so b patient :p :

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26422848

It's adorable!
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on October 28, 2012, 05:23:44 am
I'd rather go with the prerendered video with no customization than the realtime rendered garbage in Project Diva.  You know there's a problem when your rhythm game drops frames.  I'm running Shiny Festa on my PSP-1000 and it runs fine even on factory clock settings.  Runs even nicer when overclocked.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 28, 2012, 05:36:54 am
Good rhythm game fun with moe backgrounds you'll be surprised you can actually watch.
Kotori is still annoying with her mandatory tutorial thing.

Pre-rendering is totally beautiful but it's still better than waiting through loading times and having poor quality. ^^ Not bad, Namco Bandai! It gets my vote over P. Diva.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on October 28, 2012, 11:06:04 am
Got Funky Note today and I'm naturally enjoying it a lot. Haven't really dug into most of the features yet, pretty much just playing through every song right now.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: PinoyCruger on October 28, 2012, 04:35:34 pm
I dig for this MV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF9801S5xTI
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 28, 2012, 07:28:37 pm
Question for those with the game: I'm curious can you change the singer or are they pre set?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on October 28, 2012, 07:30:39 pm
They're pre-set.  On the song selection menu there's an indicator showing who appears in the song. 
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 28, 2012, 07:58:54 pm
They're pre-set.  On the song selection menu there's an indicator showing who appears in the song.
ah, I figured as such. Thanks for clarifying.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 28, 2012, 09:59:01 pm
The entire music video for Visionary! My life is complete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo3Hpfh6JM8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo3Hpfh6JM8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 28, 2012, 11:10:29 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4X94ED2f1w

I will not rest until I achieve this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on October 29, 2012, 12:16:28 am
How about this:
MUSIC♪ 100% on MASTER difficulty:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K70LzL8o_I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K70LzL8o_I)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 29, 2012, 12:43:26 am
That's not a hard song, even on master. Show me furufurufuture. Then you can color me impressed! I can only S that right now.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on October 29, 2012, 01:15:15 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4X94ED2f1w

I will not rest until I achieve this.

Ok, I take it back.  That other video wasn't ear rape- this one is.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 29, 2012, 01:33:38 am
That's tender lover to your ear, silly.

How about this:
MUSIC♪ 100% on MASTER difficulty:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K70LzL8o_I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K70LzL8o_I)

I just noticed that he was using an item. That one basically makes it so that if you hit a note, it's perfect. Simple achievement made simpler.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 29, 2012, 02:14:33 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6Vh0vvCQAM0cIK.jpg)
Playing with Haruka!!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on October 29, 2012, 03:49:26 am
Got Funky Note today and I'm naturally enjoying it a lot. Haven't really dug into most of the features yet, pretty much just playing through every song right now.
what are you doing here ikari gai.
go home.
(in all seriousness, Shiny festa is a kinda YMMV game. Some might say its an awesome rhythem game, some might say otherwise. Im in the middle)
Oh,and speaking of Sentai.
I dub thyne ranger team in Visionary the "Kawaii Sentai LoliRanger".
All opposed say nano.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 29, 2012, 04:08:08 am
Due to the fact that I notice things sometimes, I noticed something in the Visionary video. Near the beginning, there's a shot of Mami and Hibiki in the plane, and their hair is being blown toward the middle. The next shot shows Iori and Ami, and their hair is also being blown toward the middle, which would mean that the wind is somehow blowing in two directions at once.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on October 29, 2012, 04:18:05 am
Due to the fact that I notice things sometimes, I noticed something in the Visionary video. Near the beginning, there's a shot of Mami and Hibiki in the plane, and their hair is being blown toward the middle. The next shot shows Iori and Ami, and their hair is also being blown toward the middle, which would mean that the wind is somehow blowing in two directions at once.
Ever think their going fast?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on October 29, 2012, 06:10:44 am
Ever think their going fast?

Maybe their hair is actually supposed to be blowing backward, and it just looks like it's going to the side to me. That would make sense, then.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on October 29, 2012, 07:28:23 am
Is the intro lengthy or they have just put the episode in the beginning?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 29, 2012, 07:34:49 am
That's the whole OVA right there in the beginning.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: xatmos on October 29, 2012, 09:10:33 am
Makes me sad Diamond was not included for Shiny Fiesta. Guess have to settle for Futari No Kioku
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on October 29, 2012, 09:42:08 am
That's the whole OVA right there in the beginning.
Oh well, don't really want to skip. Guess I'll have to wait until I have more time... :-/

So basically we have a music game with an 25min long intro. That shit's MGS-tier...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Squallff8aus on October 29, 2012, 12:23:58 pm
Downloaded all 3 games off PSN for my Vita. Not bad i guess. Not as hard and fun as project diva though. The graphics also look a bit bland 'cos of the quality of the videos.

Wish they had made this for the Vita. The graphics would have been a lot better if they did. No need for pre-rendered graphics if that was made for the vita.
And you could have had Augmented Reality with the Vita camera. Imagine the Idolmaster girls singing on your desk! Just like the case with project diva f.


Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on October 29, 2012, 12:36:38 pm
Is the intro lengthy or they have just put the episode in the beginning?
Its the episode. Press start to skip it
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 29, 2012, 01:04:30 pm
Anybody have any idea on the story between gameplay are? Im playing Honey Sound and it seems like the in-game story has somethin else goin on. A translation or a quick summary will do plz?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Squallff8aus on October 29, 2012, 01:08:20 pm
I'd rather go with the prerendered video with no customization than the realtime rendered garbage in Project Diva.  You know there's a problem when your rhythm game drops frames.  I'm running Shiny Festa on my PSP-1000 and it runs fine even on factory clock settings.  Runs even nicer when overclocked.

You say that because you probably don't own a Vita yet :)
If they made a vita version it will be really awesome. I'm sure Namco Bandai can make idolmaster 2 run on the vita just fine if they wanted it to.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: MugiMugi on October 29, 2012, 01:20:26 pm
Anyone who know or have a translation of what hte items do that you can buy. The only categories of interest is the first and last secion, the others is just changing the look of things.

The temporare powerups ( first section ) I got no clue what they do LOL, And the last section got expensive things that you unlock over time, yet again no clue what theese do at all ^^.

If anyone know it would be really nice if you could let us know.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on October 29, 2012, 01:43:48 pm
You say that because you probably don't own a Vita yet :)
If they made a vita version it will be really awesome. I'm sure Namco Bandai can make idolmaster 2 run on the vita just fine if they wanted it to.

Vita master race, reporting in.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 29, 2012, 04:07:45 pm
GeN gives a review of Shiny Festa and tutorial on how the game works (part 2 will be up later): http://youtu.be/Zgrq6bri0wc
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 29, 2012, 04:55:56 pm
Not bad! PSP was a tad loud though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on October 30, 2012, 12:53:42 am
Here is the song list for all 3 versions:

Honey Sound:

MUSIC♪
Vault that Borderline!
乙女よ大志を抱け!!
I Want
約束
目が逢う瞬間
隣に・・・
ラ♥ブ♥リ♥
いっぱいいっぱい
魔法をかけて!
shiny smile
シャララ
GO MY WAY!!
神SUMMER!!
THE IDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
私たちはずっと…でしょう?
自分REST@RT

私はアイドル♥

Groovy Tune:

MUSIC
edeN
マリオネットの心
ふるふるフューチャー☆
ALRIGHT
Kosmos,Cosmos
自転車
迷走Mind
風花
オーバーマスター
キミはメロディ
relations
Little Match Girl
エージェント夜を往く
THE IDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
私たちはずっと…でしょう?
自分REST@RT

まっすぐ

Funky Note:

MUSIC♪
ビジョナリー
キラメキラリ
おはよう!!朝ご飯
スタ→トスタ→
ポジティブ
Next Life
Brand New Day
フタリの記憶
七彩ボタン
Do-Dai
きゅんっ!ヴァンパイアガール
Honey Heartbeat
Smoky Thrill
THE IDOLM@STER
READY!!
CHANGE!!!!
私たちはずっと…でしょう?
自分REST@RT

L.O.B.M


Bold indicates that these songs are in all 3 versions of the game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Markus7P on October 30, 2012, 01:03:16 am
Oh well, don't really want to skip. Guess I'll have to wait until I have more time... :-/

So basically we have a music game with an 25min long intro. That shit's MGS-tier...
3 x 23min

I found them.

One for Honey Sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DswOLcLSiIw

One for Funky Note:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ra0IoKcvIo

And one for Groovy Tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47irPSrbWOE

Small part of them (at the beginning and at the ending) are the same.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Markus7P on October 30, 2012, 01:53:39 am
I also found those too.

Haruka - Otome yo Taishi wo Idake!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3aO6uO4j4

Chihaya -  Yakusoku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF_5GCpUL3k
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heero81 on October 30, 2012, 04:41:37 am
Anything on how to claim the backstage passes? bit lost atm
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mallory627 on October 30, 2012, 05:15:52 am
Does anyone know how you actually play the game? Do you use the control pad or the buttons?

Also is it region free??? I hope so. I WANT IT!!!! :'( :'( >:( >:( ;D ;D :) :)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on October 30, 2012, 05:46:23 am
PSP has no region lock, or certain other security measures, if you catch my drift.

As for controls, dpad and left shoulder controls notes from the left, face buttons and right shoulder controls notes on the right.

Anything on how to claim the backstage passes? bit lost atm

You can't access backstage? Just follow Kotori's forced tutorial. Go to the shop, buy the item, use it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 30, 2012, 05:50:24 am
Does anyone know how you actually play the game? Do you use the control pad or the buttons?

Also is it region free??? I hope so. I WANT IT!!!! :'( :'( >:( >:( ;D ;D :) :)

How to play: Like any other rhythm game out there, you need to press the left(blue) and right(pink) buttons in time to the target where they meet. the green buttons are required to press both left and right buttons at the same time. You can any directions on the D-pad and the left shoulder button to play the left button, while cross, square, triangle circle and the right shoulder button for the right button. there are two main modes where you can actually play. Stage Mode lets you pick the songs. The more you play on a higher difficulty level, the more 'fans' you get to increase you idol rating and your 'memory appeal' (i call it that because the heart icon looks similar to idolmaster 2's icon, but i think it's called something else) which you can use during Star of Festa Mode. You can also earn Money this way to purchase items and customizable features form the in-game shop. The Star of Festa Mode takes you to the festival thats goin' on in Vacation Island. This is where you get to select three songs to perform. Before you play the third song, you get to choose which rival you get to go head to head with. If you win, you get to have her Name Card, which can be viewed under Records to see the said rival's information. These rival idols are cameo'd from The idolm@ster Cinderella Girls mobile game. Some of your stats as a producer carries between versions of the game and is saved as a different file. What i know what carries on is your producer name, the Money earned and the item you've already bought in the shop.

Is it region free?: Yes. Very yes. you can pretty much buy any game from japan and it'll work on your non-japanese PSP. Go thank Sony for being that awesome!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mallory627 on October 30, 2012, 01:56:08 pm
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How to play: Like any other rhythm game out there, you need to press the left(blue) and right(pink) buttons in time to the target where they meet. the green buttons are required to press both left and right buttons at the same time. You can any directions on the D-pad and the left shoulder button to play the left button, while cross, square, triangle circle and the right shoulder button for the right button. there are two main modes where you can actually play. Stage Mode lets you pick the songs. The more you play on a higher difficulty level, the more 'fans' you get to increase you idol rating and your 'memory appeal' (i call it that because the heart icon looks similar to idolmaster 2's icon, but i think it's called something else) which you can use during Star of Festa Mode. You can also earn Money this way to purchase items and customizable features form the in-game shop. The Star of Festa Mode takes you to the festival thats goin' on in Vacation Island. This is where you get to select three songs to perform. Before you play the third song, you get to choose which rival you get to go head to head with. If you win, you get to have her Name Card, which can be viewed under Records to see the said rival's information. These rival idols are cameo'd from The idolm@ster Cinderella Girls mobile game. Some of your stats as a producer carries between versions of the game and is saved as a different file. What i know what carries on is your producer name, the Money earned and the item you've already bought in the shop.

Is it region free?: Yes. Very yes. you can pretty much buy any game from japan and it'll work on your non-japanese PSP. Go thank Sony for being that awesome!

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PSP has no region lock, or certain other security measures, if you catch my drift.

As for controls, dpad and left shoulder controls notes from the left, face buttons and right shoulder controls notes on the right.

THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!! THIS HELPED A LOT AND NOW I NEED TO SAVE UP!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 30, 2012, 04:20:39 pm
Does anyone else dread getting special mc on certain songs?

No? Just me?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on October 30, 2012, 04:29:45 pm
Does anyone else dread getting special mc on certain songs?

No? Just me?

L.O.B.M

I.hate.Pastel.Bikini (◣_◢)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 30, 2012, 10:19:30 pm
There are songs i just wanna enjoy the anime normal mc. but i can just rewatch em in the Theater Mode while i concentrate on getting SSS on Stage Mode.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 30, 2012, 11:25:53 pm
Okay i'm curious again, what's even in the in-game shop? I know power ups and such but what else could there be?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on October 31, 2012, 12:13:53 am
Okay i'm curious again, what's even in the in-game shop? I know power ups and such but what else could there be?
From what I've seen you can buy different sounds. Like there's one that replaces the noise when you hit a note with "nano~". I think there's one for all the idols?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on October 31, 2012, 12:33:10 am
oh yeah, i had heard about those. Makes sense
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on October 31, 2012, 02:56:39 am
Okay i'm curious again, what's even in the in-game shop? I know power ups and such but what else could there be?

Items: these are items that can support your rhythm game play. These can help register your inputs close to 'perfect's and there's also an item that straightens out the lines that curves and bends across the screen.
Icon set: these are the 'left' and 'right' button cues. you can customize these to your gameplay pleasure. there examples out there that you can have it your fav idol's head.
Target: The target is where both the left and right buttons meet. there's a star, heart etc.
Line: these are the things that each left and right buttons have. there's a selection of thickness and a choice between gold or blue+pink
Handclap: this is the sound effect when you successfully press the button onto the target. and there's quite a few sfxs to purchase. like, a cymbal and drums, taiko drums, words voiced by idols, animal sounds, etc
amulets: i'm not too sure about this but the only one ive purchased increased the maximum amount of 'memory appeals' to 10 instead of the default 5

Remember that you get to unlock more items in the shop as your idol ranking gets higher.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on October 31, 2012, 05:41:09 am
I replaced my center beat thing with a star, but I'm waiting for better skin things.
The basic Haruka one is very generic...and before anyone says it...I know. It's Haruka. But jeez. Couldn't they have at least done ribbons?

I keep using the "Fan plus" item so I can rank up and unlock better things soon.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heero81 on October 31, 2012, 06:37:35 am
i meant the backstage pass codes that came with the game to get the additional stuff
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on October 31, 2012, 06:57:51 am
Here is the song list for all 3 versions: (heat's edit: along with idols whom sing each song)

Honey Sound:

MUSIC♪ - IM@S Allstars
Vault that Borderline! - Haruka + Chihaya + Azusa + Ritsuko
乙女よ大志を抱け!! - Haruka
I Want - Haruka
約束 - Chihaya
目が逢う瞬間 - Chihaya
隣に・・・ - Azusa
ラ♥ブ♥リ♥ - Azusa
いっぱいいっぱい - Ritsuko
魔法をかけて! - Ritsuko
shiny smile - Haruka + Chihaya
シャララ - Azusa + Ritsuko
GO MY WAY!! - Haruka + Chihaya + Ritsuko
神SUMMER!! - Chihaya + Ritsuko + Azusa
THE IDOLM@STER - im@s Allstars
READY!! - im@s Allstars
CHANGE!!!! - im@s Allstars
私たちはずっと…でしょう? - im@s Allstars
自分REST@RT - im@s Allstars

私はアイドル♥ - im@s Allstars

Groovy Tune:

MUSIC♪ - IM@S Allstars
edeN - Miki, Yukiho, Makoto, Takane
マリオネットの心 - Miki
ふるふるフューチャー☆ - Miki
ALRIGHT - Yukiho
Kosmos,Cosmos - Yukiho
自転車 - Makoto
迷走Mind - Makoto
風花 - Takane
オーバーマスター - Takane
キミはメロディ  - Takane
relations - Miki,Yukiho,Makoto
Little Match Girl - Yukiho,Miki,Takane
エージェント夜を往く - Makoto, Miki, Yukiho
THE IDOLM@STER- im@s Allstars
READY!!- im@s Allstars
CHANGE!!!!- im@s Allstars
私たちはずっと…でしょう?- im@s Allstars
自分REST@RT- im@s Allstars

まっすぐ - im@s Allstars

Funky Note:

MUSIC♪ - IM@S Allstars
ビジョナリー - Yayoi, Mami, Hibiki, Iori, Ami
キラメキラリ - Yayoi
おはよう!!朝ご飯 - Yayoi
スタ→トスタ→ - Ami, Mami
ポジティブ - Ami, Mami
Next Life - Hibiki
Brand New Day - Hibiki
フタリの記憶 - Iori
七彩ボタン - Iori
Do-Dai - Hibiki, Ami, Mami
きゅんっ!ヴァンパイアガール - Iori, Yayoi
Honey Heartbeat - Hibiki, Iori, Yayoi, Ami, Mami
Smoky Thrill - Iori, Ami, Mami, Hibiki, Yukiho
THE IDOLM@STER- im@s Allstars
READY!!- im@s Allstars
CHANGE!!!!- im@s Allstars
私たちはずっと…でしょう?- im@s Allstars
自分REST@RT- im@s Allstars

L.O.B.M


Bold indicates that these songs are in all 3 versions of the game.
oh hai, dont mind me,just upgrading your post.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on October 31, 2012, 02:31:10 pm
Shiny Festa was #1 in sales this week.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497823
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 01, 2012, 03:25:23 am
Shiny Festa was #1 in sales this week.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=497823

I find it interesting how iM@S sold almost 3 times more than AKB. Maybe fictitious idols are more popular than real ones?
Or maybe the PSP just has sold more than the 3DS has.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ProjectAria on November 01, 2012, 05:58:33 am
You say that because you probably don't own a Vita yet :)
If they made a vita version it will be really awesome. I'm sure Namco Bandai can make idolmaster 2 run on the vita just fine if they wanted it to.

I really wished they made it for Vita than PSP.  My vita sometimes get lonely just sitting there waiting to be played.
IMO I think Honey Sound > Funky Note > Groovy Tune.  (in before Scotty says I have awful taste)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on November 01, 2012, 06:41:34 am
I couldn't find a proper list of shop items anywhere and the wiki page is woefully lacking, so i decided i might as well train my Japanese reading skills and make a rough translation.
These are the items that you use with a song, in the shop window its the top left button (アイテム). 2 items are still locked for me because i'm only rank A right now, i'll update when i rank up to S.
Edit: I've ranked up, added the items. They're just 'super' versions of the Z versions anyway.
My japanese is not very good (im still learning) so feel free to point out if i made any mistakes.
I also included my own opinion on each item.

All the .Z items are permanent infinite-use versions of the normal items, I didn't include a separate entry since it's all the same except for the 「消費されません」 at the end of description which means its not used up after a song. Thus you should always just buy the Z versions since you can endlessly use them, it's definitely more worth it in the long run. Only one item per song use though, and you have to go backstage to change which item is set to be used.

ターゲットサポーター
Target Supporter
ターゲット判定かちょっと大きくなります。
Target determination is a little bigger. (Increases the 'hitbox' of the target, you have more leeway for mistakes)
めざせ, フル コンボ!
Aim, full combo!

Imo this item is cheap as hell, i used it once and instant 100% SSS. It seems to upgrade all 'Good' to 'Perfect', at least that's my impression after using it.

アイコンサポーター
Icon Supporter
ロングアイコンな離しても大丈夫。
It's ok if you let go in the middle of a hold icon.
うっかりしてもこれで安心!
Don't worry about accidents!

This isn't as useful imo unless you have severe hit-and-lift-finger issues. It's still kind of cheap though, considering how it lets you autoignore all hold notes.

キラメキプラス
Kirameki Plus
キラメキメーターが上がりやすくなります。
Kirameki metre goes up faster.
これですぐにキラメキMAX!
With this, quickly max Kirameki!

Didn't even bother to buy this, not much use imo. If you want to see more of the Special PV, Theatre is there for you. Use itemslot for better stuff.

キラメキガード
Kirameki Guard
キラメキメーターが下がりにくくなります。
Kirameki metre decreases more slowly.
コンボが切れてもこれで安心
Peace of mind even if your combo breaks. (What a stupid description, as if our primary concern is maxing Kirameki.)

Even more useless than above, because you only seem to lose Kirameki on Bad.

ファンプラス
Fan Plus
ファンが増えやすくなります。
Easier to gain fans.
いつも以上にキラキラしてる!?
I'm shining more than usual!?

Exactly what it says on the tin. One of the more useful items imo, but comes at a hefty 35000 price for the Z version (normal is 3000).

ちょーファンプラス.Z
Super Fan Plus Z
Same as above, but bigger increase.

思い出プラス
Memories Plus
思い出か増えやすくなります。
Easier to gain memories.
みんあとの距離も縮まるかも?
See the distance (between you and the idols) decrease?

This increases memories gained by 50%, and imo is a must for memory farming for use in SOF. I have this on pretty much all the time.

ちょー思い出プラス.Z
Super Memories Plus Z
Same as above, bigger increase.

シンプルライン
Simple Line
メロディーラインがまっすぐになります。
Melody line becomes straight.
まずはこれで歌な覚えましょう!
Learn a song with this first!

Instead of the fancy-pantsy curly-whirly/ziggy-zaggy lines, you get ... a straight line. Useful for practice as the description says, however its only really useful for practicing when you have no idea of the relation between notes and song rhythm. When playing songs i already know i noticed no improvement at all. Also makes it kind of boring, and if i want to practice i'd rather put memories/fan plus to farm more of those.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on November 01, 2012, 07:07:19 am
I guess now's a good time to lament the fact that my charger port has ceased to function on my PSP. And the fact that the post office banged up the signed shikishi I got.

... At least I can charge my PSP in USB mode.

しょぼ…

EDIT: Whoops, it was the charger. Somehow had the old charger plugged in instead of the new one like I thought, so I thought my PSP had finally had it. Still got a banged up shikishi, though. -_-
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 01, 2012, 12:20:57 pm
I find it interesting how iM@S sold almost 3 times more than AKB. Maybe fictitious idols are more popular than real ones?
Or maybe the PSP just has sold more than the 3DS has.

In all fairness, it probably has a lot to do with the awful Mii designs.

http://i.imgur.com/aMmbc.jpg
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Clear Blue on November 01, 2012, 02:10:55 pm
I just borrowed my friend's PSP to play this and it was great along with all the anime scenes. (Especially Honey Sound, lots of Jupiter cutscenes!!! :D)
My friend had all three games for free! Because he had another friend from Japan who hacked the game and extracted it.

Sneak peek pic!
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l591/Jennifer_Au/171982_419090084813094_1689548441_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on November 01, 2012, 02:55:25 pm
As soon as the money get's on the credit cards, I can backorder Funky Note...  :'( I'm so jealous of you all.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on November 01, 2012, 03:30:05 pm
In all fairness, it probably has a lot to do with the awful Mii designs.

http://i.imgur.com/aMmbc.jpg
I remember seeing that picture and being like "Eugh." Then I googled the AKB48 groups.
Unfortunately, I couldn't tell who was supposed to be who.
They probably should have gotten the devs of happy dance collection to do that game...
Edit: 50 posts! What a milestone!
To the Adults section!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RisingStar on November 01, 2012, 04:26:46 pm
Any word on the anim@s episodes that came with the games? :D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on November 01, 2012, 08:58:55 pm
So, I saw シャララ on special finally,and I need to ask a question. About shipping. if you don't like this thing then don't read on

1: Does this mean that Azusa and Ritsuko are possibly going out?
2: Also,did 自転車 reconfirm Yukiho+Makoto?
Non-shipping question:
3: ...is it me or does シャララ use Idolmaster 1 Models for Normal? I don't think I've seen that hair(or costume,except for that Iori song) combo in Idolmaster 2. It seems kinda off to me
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 01, 2012, 09:39:51 pm
In all fairness, it probably has a lot to do with the awful Mii designs.

http://i.imgur.com/aMmbc.jpg

Those are indeed pretty bad.

So, I saw シャララ on special finally,and I need to ask a question. About shipping. if you don't like this thing then don't read on

1: Does this mean that Azusa and Ritsuko are possibly going out?
2: Also,did 自転車 reconfirm Yukiho+Makoto?
Non-shipping question:
3: ...is it me or does シャララ use Idolmaster 1 Models for Normal? I don't think I've seen that hair(or costume,except for that Iori song) combo in Idolmaster 2. It seems kinda off to me

You mean this video of Shalala? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQIw3FAQ-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQIw3FAQ-4)
If so, there's absolutely no way they're iM@S 1 models, as both Ritsuko and Azusa have completely different hairstyles.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 01, 2012, 10:26:04 pm
So, I saw シャララ on special finally,and I need to ask a question. About shipping. if you don't like this thing then don't read on

1: Does this mean that Azusa and Ritsuko are possibly going out?
2: Also,did 自転車 reconfirm Yukiho+Makoto?
Non-shipping question:
3: ...is it me or does シャララ use Idolmaster 1 Models for Normal? I don't think I've seen that hair(or costume,except for that Iori song) combo in Idolmaster 2. It seems kinda off to me

So it follows then that since in Visionary, Yayoi eats Iori that ship is canon.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on November 02, 2012, 12:59:39 am
So, I saw シャララ on special finally,and I need to ask a question. About shipping. if you don't like this thing then don't read on

1: Does this mean that Azusa and Ritsuko are possibly going out?
2: Also,did 自転車 reconfirm Yukiho+Makoto?
Non-shipping question:
3: ...is it me or does シャララ use Idolmaster 1 Models for Normal? I don't think I've seen that hair(or costume,except for that Iori song) combo in Idolmaster 2. It seems kinda off to me

1. No. They were most likely hanging out.
2. That's been a thing way before Jitensha.
3. Those are iM@S 1 models.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on November 02, 2012, 01:17:45 am
Those are indeed pretty bad.

You mean this video of Shalala? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQIw3FAQ-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQIw3FAQ-4)
If so, there's absolutely no way they're iM@S 1 models, as both Ritsuko and Azusa have completely different hairstyles.
Normal Ver,not Special.
So it follows then that since in Visionary, Yayoi eats Iori that ship is canon.
I can deal with that.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 02, 2012, 01:34:10 am
Normal Ver,not Special.I can deal with that.

Oh. I hadn't seen that one. Scotty's right. They're iM@S 1 models.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Logan on November 02, 2012, 01:57:22 am
Technically can't they be considered iM@S 2 due to the shading and such? They don't have the iM@S 1 look.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: pichupal on November 02, 2012, 04:41:15 am
I think it's just an iM@S 2 model with long hair for Azusa, and Ritsuko's is in Im@s 2 already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GpfeTTTbgo

Edit: Ritsuko in L4U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te5L5eW__Xw
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Kimidori on November 02, 2012, 05:03:50 am
Mahou wo Kakete also use Ritsuko IM@S 1 model.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 02, 2012, 05:48:32 am
Technically can't they be considered iM@S 2 due to the shading and such? They don't have the iM@S 1 look.

Shading is local to a game.
So in other words even if it's an old model with new shaders it looks new.

I don't see why NBGI would go out of their way to make something NEW. ^^;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on November 02, 2012, 06:40:48 am
So the money you make is share-able among all 3 titles, and your producer name sticks as well.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Logan on November 02, 2012, 07:39:41 am
Shading is local to a game.
So in other words even if it's an old model with new shaders it looks new.

I don't see why NBGI would go out of their way to make something NEW. ^^;
That makes sense.

They may have edited her hair some, though. Obviously it moves like iM@S2 hair, but it has more. Err. Slits? Where her hair separates.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: lalachan on November 02, 2012, 08:20:39 am
In regards to the is it 1 or 2 models for "Sharara" I'm no expert but, I believe them to be models from IM@S 2 for a few reasons.

1. Azusa's hair movements.
I will be the first to admit I've never played IM@S 1 but I just spent half an hour hunting down IM@S 1 footage of Azusa.
In every video I found, her hair moves as a chunk. Much the way Takane's hair moves. When she sways, There is little fringe hair moving.
However, in the SFHS video, her hair separates as she sways back and forth.

2. Ritsuko's hair style
In all L4U videos I found of Ritsuko in her Pajama costume, Her hair has "crimps" which is consistent with the fact that she always wears her hair in braids. Her IM@S2 model doesn't have these crimps but slight waves. (She wears her hair in a bun)

3. Hair Color
Both Ritsuko and Azusa have slight hair color variations from IM@S 1 and 2. Azusa's hair is a brighter blue in 2. In one her hair was closer to a Navy Blue than the blue she has in 2.
Ritsuko's hair also lightens up in two. Her color goes from a Walnut Brown to a Chestnut Brown. A little lighter and with more red coloring in it.

Also as far as having a hair style not in IM@S 2, they do the same thing with Miki in "Marionette Heart" for Funky Tune. I've never seen Miki with her hair up (I've seen in G4U in her Yukata but I don't know if that is in actual IM@S 2) but in Funky Tune she has her hair up.

Well that's just my two cents.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 02, 2012, 04:03:07 pm
Sales numbers are up for specifically which versions of Shiny Festa sold which amounts.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43885143&postcount=451
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: lalachan on November 02, 2012, 08:50:49 pm
I have to say I'm not surprised that Groovy Tune sold the most.

and not just because two of my favorites are in it. ^_^; I thought the set list was really solid.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heero81 on November 03, 2012, 05:15:10 am
Groovy tune really needed Hibiki to complete the Proj. Fairy set...would of love to have seen the trio do overmaster.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Megane~Girl on November 03, 2012, 05:10:43 pm
I found a video with  Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CBy5XOEyvM&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CBy5XOEyvM&feature=related)
I'm freaking loving Ritsuko's Ryuuguu Komachi outfit!
ALSO! This isn't a gsmeplay video, but it's from shiny festa and  it's really cool so... yeah!
Brand New Day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 03, 2012, 06:22:38 pm
I found a video with  Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely gameplay
Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely (http://Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely)
I'm freaking loving Ritsuko's Ryuuguu Komachi outfit!
ALSO! This isn't a gsmeplay video, but it's from shiny festa and  it's really cool so... yeah!
Brand New Day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage)

The first link doesn't work properly.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on November 03, 2012, 07:13:57 pm
The money is share-able through all 3 games meaning that anything you bought can be use on either version.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on November 03, 2012, 07:55:38 pm
I found a video with  Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely gameplay
Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely (http://Mahou wo Kakete! , Watashi wa Idol & Lovely)
I'm freaking loving Ritsuko's Ryuuguu Komachi outfit!
ALSO! This isn't a gsmeplay video, but it's from shiny festa and  it's really cool so... yeah!
Brand New Day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEf8fW7hEPE&feature=player_detailpage)

This is what caught my eye when Shiny Festa was announced- the band videos, not the other stuff.  Everyone looks surprisingly sedate.  I thought Yayoi would be pounding on the drums like Animal.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Megane~Girl on November 03, 2012, 10:24:13 pm
The first link doesn't work properly.
I think I fixed it, if it doesn't work I'll try again.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heero81 on November 04, 2012, 10:19:26 am
Any information how to get the DLC, step by step or is it not open yet?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Megane~Girl on November 04, 2012, 02:58:06 pm
Funky Notes OVA has been subbed!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 04, 2012, 11:15:33 pm
I think I fixed it, if it doesn't work I'll try again.

It works! Thanks!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on November 05, 2012, 11:12:52 am
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2889&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1

Currently discounted to 4,170 yen each.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 05, 2012, 12:28:29 pm
Funky Notes OVA has been subbed!

Who subbed it and is there any chance I could get a hint as to where to find it? Preferably as a download and not as a stream. I keep looking and can't find it.

EDIT: Nevermind, found it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Makoto on November 07, 2012, 03:00:35 am
So I just got the game.. I have no clue as to where I'm supposed to redeem the Backstage Pass...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on November 07, 2012, 04:08:25 am
GeN gets a PSP Component Cable to play shiny Festa through his TV. yep
Now GeN will save up for a HD PVR.
http://youtu.be/akivAExP-mI
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on November 07, 2012, 10:32:55 am
After playing for a while i have to say that the Star of Festa mode is really disappointing. I can understand if they give different point totals for songs of different difficulty ratings, but it essentially locks you into playing a select few songs over and over again just to get a S or better result because the difference is ridiculously big. I tried SOF expert mode and the only way i could clear it was by spamming 9/10 difficulty songs, and given how important familiarity is at higher difficulties i ended up using the same 3 songs every day. You can't even get 20k points in 1 day for a bare minimum clear even if you 100% SSS 3 8 difficulty songs, that's how restrictive the mode is. At this point i would pay good money for a 'unified' game containing all the songs so i can at least have some variety in SOF mode.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: lalachan on November 07, 2012, 08:11:34 pm
I noticed that too. I was a little bummed because some of the songs I wanted to play I couldn't win with. LE SIGH.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 07, 2012, 09:04:07 pm
I'm stuck doing that too.
It makes the game play extremely mind numbing IMO.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 08, 2012, 09:44:58 pm
Just FYI since no one else mentioned it, Groovy Tune's OVA was released with subs yesterday. (It was good :3 </obviousbias> )

No sign of Honey Sound just yet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 08, 2012, 09:47:50 pm
can anyone translate what the items in the last shop category are? my japanese isn't good enough unfortunately

the first item in there has something to do with SoF, something with 3 songs, but no idea what exactely
i haven't unlocked the next item yet, so no idea either
if i understood this correctly the next 3 items increase the maximum number of hearts an idol can have. i don't know by how much, but with 2 of them bought i could have over 25 hearts on one idol.
and then there is another one i haven't unlocked yet.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 09, 2012, 01:54:15 am
Just FYI since no one else mentioned it, Groovy Tune's OVA was released with subs yesterday. (It was good :3 </obviousbias> )

No sign of Honey Sound just yet.

I actually really liked the OVA too. I liked it a lot more than Funky Note's (which I was looking forward to the most), which I thought was kind of boring. It was honestly pretty interesting, but a bit awkward.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on November 09, 2012, 08:55:03 am
how the fuck do i grind for money besides theater?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 09, 2012, 09:01:07 am
just play on stage? also completing SOF gives you 30k plus some extra cash in the end
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on November 09, 2012, 10:09:43 am
just play on stage? also completing SOF gives you 30k plus some extra cash in the end
Playing on stage doesnt seem to give me money each time,though
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on November 09, 2012, 10:31:55 am
It does give money, at the results screen on the left side below the performance breakdown it shows how much you earn. For best farming you can just buy the target supporter Z and then farm master-level songs. Just pick any song you like and are familiar with, it gives you such a large margin of error you get full combo SSS all the time. Pretty good money.

can anyone translate what the items in the last shop category are? my japanese isn't good enough unfortunately

the first item in there has something to do with SoF, something with 3 songs, but no idea what exactely
i haven't unlocked the next item yet, so no idea either
if i understood this correctly the next 3 items increase the maximum number of hearts an idol can have. i don't know by how much, but with 2 of them bought i could have over 25 hearts on one idol.
and then there is another one i haven't unlocked yet.
The last category is amulets. First item seems to give you an additional option in SOF mode to let your idols choose songs for you, the one just below the default random (I'm not really sure on this either because my japanese isn't much better). Next item will let you go backstage and set the mc to special. Last 3 up memory limit to <something> (not sure about this because i only realised this existed when i had 2 unlocked and bought up to the 50 one), 50, 99 respectively
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 09, 2012, 10:34:08 am
doesn't the target supporter z cost like 12k? or are these 12k just to unlock it and after that it's cheaper?

edit: argh, i just tried it. if you buy it once you have an unlimited supply of those (i don't know if they are better than the non Z or if the only difference is the unlimited supply). and i wasted about 50k by now for target supporters. And i was wondering how people here could always have the fan plus or memory plus active with a cost of 3k per song...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 09, 2012, 05:21:22 pm
Sales numbers for this week.

Overall:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498824

By version:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=44156328&postcount=397

Only Groovy Tune ranked in the top 20. Looks like that's the most popular one two weeks in a row. Makoto love.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: kantou on November 09, 2012, 10:42:12 pm
Sales numbers for this week.

Overall:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498824

By version:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=44156328&postcount=397

Only Groovy Tune ranked in the top 20. Looks like that's the most popular one two weeks in a row. Makoto love.


I bought groovy tune by I'm a fan of makoto, Takane and Miki chan and funky notes as curiosity it really is fun version the characters are cool mainly Iori and Hibiki.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 09, 2012, 11:14:33 pm
The last category is amulets. First item seems to give you an additional option in SOF mode to let your idols choose songs for you, the one just below the default random (I'm not really sure on this either because my japanese isn't much better).

i just tested that, it seems to be something like the "leave it to the idols" in Im@s 2. They weren't good btw (around 5000 points at idol rank B)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on November 10, 2012, 12:12:41 am
has anybody tried to figure out the rating system after performing a song? Like, what factors determine a SSS, SS, S, A, B?
to illustrate this, I was attempting to get a SSS full combo score on READY!. This is what i got:
SS (96%)
PERFECT - 340
GOOD - 22
NORMAL - 1
BAD - 3
MAX COMBO - 311
SCORE - 1,007,000
Is it the amount of notes you hit successfully? Is it the higher score? :v
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on November 10, 2012, 01:03:11 am
Your Ranking is based on the percentage of Perfect hits, which is the percentage given by the game. The cutoffs I can remember are as follows: S rank is 80%/85% (not sure about this one), SS is 95%, and SSS is 98%.

As for the DLC, you need to input the pass code into the site (after signing up), then take the code outputted and use it in PSN (Just a note: the DLC is 66MB). Like SP, the DLC folder is for all three versions. I might just give away my extra DLC codes...

If you're wondering, the special video for The World is All One!! is a video of the Taiko no Tatsujin (both im@s characters and actual Taiko no Tatsujin characters) sprites.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 12, 2012, 02:49:54 pm
just to say it: i have fallen in love with edeN. It's an amazing song, up there with the very best im@s songs. I hope it will come as im@s 2 dlc soon, and i hope they will soon release an album with a full-length version.

From the songs that also haven't appeared in a game yet i also like Alright and jitensha.

I don't like the "new" songs on Honey Sound nearly as much. Maybe it's because i haven't played it much so far.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on November 13, 2012, 07:45:47 pm
edeN is the best new song out of the three. I just couldn't get into the to other two. I'm enjoying Groovy Tune the most since I like most of the songs. I just can't get into the other games that much.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: kantou on November 14, 2012, 01:05:21 am
edeN is the best new song out of the three. I just couldn't get into the to other two. I'm enjoying Groovy Tune the most since I like most of the songs. I just can't get into the other games that much.

Groovy Tune is my best version (Best characters,Best song) funky note is fun but I did not buy honey sound only character I like is Chihaya....She would be in the groovy tune instead of Yukiho.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on November 14, 2012, 01:27:17 pm
After playing for a while i have to say that the Star of Festa mode is really disappointing. I can understand if they give different point totals for songs of different difficulty ratings, but it essentially locks you into playing a select few songs over and over again just to get a S or better result because the difference is ridiculously big. I tried SOF expert mode and the only way i could clear it was by spamming 9/10 difficulty songs, and given how important familiarity is at higher difficulties i ended up using the same 3 songs every day. You can't even get 20k points in 1 day for a bare minimum clear even if you 100% SSS 3 8 difficulty songs, that's how restrictive the mode is. At this point i would pay good money for a 'unified' game containing all the songs so i can at least have some variety in SOF mode.

I'm going a different route to that problem: farming name cards. To do so, you leave the first 2 songs to the idols and take as 3rd song whatever you like. You should be good with the song, preferably be able to full combo it. It doesn't need to have a high difficulty, because your rival is limited to the same songs as well it seems. I could easily beat all 3 Jupiter members (the only SSS rivals i'v seen so far) by playing "Music", even though it's just an 8 star song. I could also beat SS idols with 7 star songs without (didn't try it against jupiter on those).
If there is no new rival you can get a card from, just restart the game. If you loose the song you can restart the song and try again without penalties or the need to wait/go through menus again. I admit it's a bit tiresome, especially when you already have a lot of name cards. But now i'm at about +1800 points and after this "farming run" on expert i'll give it another shot on clearing expert.
With an 8 star song you can get 5850 points quite well. If it's the 3rd song and you beat a rival it is somewhere around 6700 points. This makes 18400 points, so you need about 1600 points from name cards. If you got that, it also "unlocks" the 8 star songs for expert SoF. I don't know how many points you can make with 7 star songs.

Btw i went this route not because i was tired of playing the same songs over and over, but because i wasn't good enough with the 9 and 10 star songs. Though i haven't tried them for a while now, i assume i got much better by now, considering how much "easier" the 8 and 7 star songs have become :p
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 14, 2012, 02:53:39 pm
For anyone that didn't see it already, the Honey Sound OVA was released with subs yesterday.

My least favorite group, but we got some good Jupiter time.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: starfighter9 on November 14, 2012, 03:23:08 pm
I'm going a different route to that problem: farming name cards. To do so, you leave the first 2 songs to the idols and take as 3rd song whatever you like. You should be good with the song, preferably be able to full combo it. It doesn't need to have a high difficulty, because your rival is limited to the same songs as well it seems. I could easily beat all 3 Jupiter members (the only SSS rivals i'v seen so far) by playing "Music", even though it's just an 8 star song. I could also beat SS idols with 7 star songs without (didn't try it against jupiter on those).
If there is no new rival you can get a card from, just restart the game. If you loose the song you can restart the song and try again without penalties or the need to wait/go through menus again. I admit it's a bit tiresome, especially when you already have a lot of name cards. But now i'm at about +1800 points and after this "farming run" on expert i'll give it another shot on clearing expert.
With an 8 star song you can get 5850 points quite well. If it's the 3rd song and you beat a rival it is somewhere around 6700 points. This makes 18400 points, so you need about 1600 points from name cards. If you got that, it also "unlocks" the 8 star songs for expert SoF. I don't know how many points you can make with 7 star songs.

Btw i went this route not because i was tired of playing the same songs over and over, but because i wasn't good enough with the 9 and 10 star songs. Though i haven't tried them for a while now, i assume i got much better by now, considering how much "easier" the 8 and 7 star songs have become :p
:O Your post made me do some research and realise that name card bonus is actually based on the namecards you have, i always thought it was based on the rank of the idol you vs. Anyway i took a bit of time here and there on the train to school to practice and i can reliably S/SS Watashi wa Idol (10*), SS Mahou wo Kakete (9*) and SS + full combo the iDOLM@STER (9*) which turns out to be about 6300, 6200, and 6300 points respectively. i use them in this order because i'm best at the iDOLM@STER out of these 3, this on avg turns out to be about 20800 per day, my namecard bonus is only 1030. I managed to complete SOF expert using these 3 and got SS rank. As to being good at 9/10* songs i think being good at other songs doesn't help much - even after obtaining my SSS full combo on the iDOLM@STER, Lovely still messes me up pretty badly.

In this song lineup MUSIC is my favourite new song. I'm split on which version i prefer though, while Honey Sound has Yakusoku it is disappointingly short, then they put in Me ga Au Toki which is my only hated Chihaya song, also Vault That Borderline! is meh, i kind of dislike it. The rest of the songs are decent. Groovy Tune has nice stuff like Alright, Kazahana, relations, Marionette no Kokoro, etc. and i agree edeN is the best of the 3 new songs. I see almost nothing i like in Funky Note because i dislike the lolis, Hibiki is the only reason i would touch it, if i ever do so.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 14, 2012, 04:19:19 pm
Shiny Festa barely hanging onto the charts in the #20 position this week.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=499766

That's probably the last we'll see of it.

Not a terrible performance, though. Not by any means.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: altuixde on November 14, 2012, 06:25:59 pm
In the Honey Sound OVA, Touma seemed to be more antagonistic than he was in episodes 24 and 26. I wonder why.

Edit: Added spoiler tag.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: RisingStar on November 14, 2012, 08:06:32 pm
In the Honey Sound OVA, Touma seemed to be more antagonistic than he was in episodes 24 and 26. I wonder why.

I noticed that, although Haruka seemed unfazed by his taunts. He was never harsh towards them, I think he just likes getting them riled.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 14, 2012, 08:22:41 pm
As for the DLC, you need to input the pass code into the site (after signing up), then take the code outputted and use it in PSN (Just a note: the DLC is 66MB). Like SP, the DLC folder is for all three versions. I might just give away my extra DLC codes...

If you're wondering, the special video for The World is All One!! is a video of the Taiko no Tatsujin (both im@s characters and actual Taiko no Tatsujin characters) sprites.
I just registered on lalabit market but I can't find where to input the pass code, can you give me a link please?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AbsoluteZero45 on November 14, 2012, 09:13:01 pm
I just registered on lalabit market but I can't find where to input the pass code, can you give me a link please?

I think this is the site:  http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp?prm=U=14:P2=023272:P5=0001:P6=956:P10=10
Although I tried registering on the site earlier and I kept getting a "servers down for maintenance" error.
I'd appreciate any help figuring out the process to redeem my code, or if that's even the correct site.  I honestly don't know why they didn't just include the download token inside the box instead.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 15, 2012, 12:16:57 am
I think this is the site:  http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp?prm=U=14:P2=023272:P5=0001:P6=956:P10=10
Although I tried registering on the site earlier and I kept getting a "servers down for maintenance" error.
I'd appreciate any help figuring out the process to redeem my code, or if that's even the correct site.  I honestly don't know why they didn't just include the download token inside the box instead.

http://luna.elotrolado.net/2012/11/idolmster-shiny-festa-backstage-pass/
Found this one. :)

Honey Sound (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/serial/4//)
Funky Note (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/serial/5/)
Groovy Tune (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/view/imas-festa-g/)

Login using your lalabit market password, then input the backstage pass code to redeem your psn code. ;)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 16, 2012, 04:59:46 am
Merchandise from AmiSports:
http://product.amiami.jp/amisports/products/2012/aspx-1001/aspx-1001.html
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AbsoluteZero45 on November 16, 2012, 06:09:24 pm
http://luna.elotrolado.net/2012/11/idolmster-shiny-festa-backstage-pass/
Found this one. :)

Honey Sound (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/serial/4//)
Funky Note (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/serial/5/)
Groovy Tune (https://lalabitmarket.channel.or.jp/serial_campaigns/view/imas-festa-g/)

Login using your lalabit market password, then input the backstage pass code to redeem your psn code. ;)

I can't seem to register on lalabit market.  I get up to the part where they're supposed to send you an e-mail comfirmation, and I've waited close to 2 days now and haven't recieved anything.  (Is it supposed to take that long?)  I even tried again using a 2nd e-mail address to no avail.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on November 16, 2012, 10:40:36 pm
Okay, late to the party (due to Falcom binge), but I went and ordered Funky Note finally, with the backstage pass bonus.

So to confirm, I only need one of those backstage passes (as in, it's the same thing for all three games)? Cause I plan to get the other two versions, but at a later date, even if they don't have the pass.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 17, 2012, 12:50:21 am
In the Honey Sound OVA, Touma seemed to be more antagonistic than he was in episodes 24 and 26. I wonder why.

Edit: Added spoiler tag.

We don't know when these episodes take place. It could be before episode 20. Chihaya also doesn't seem really happy like she does after that episode.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: altuixde on November 17, 2012, 02:47:58 am
We don't know when these episodes take place. It could be before episode 20. Chihaya also doesn't seem really happy like she does after that episode.

I thought that might be the case. One clue is that, during the concert, Jupiter still had the resources to put on a huge special effects show. I hope the story writers eventually make it clear when these episodes take place. I also hope that the Shiny Festa OVAs aren't the last we see of the anime. Puchimasu doesn't count, because I think that's an alternate universe storyline. Is it? I don't know because I haven't read Puchimasu.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on November 17, 2012, 03:09:32 am
I thought that might be the case. One clue is that, during the concert, Jupiter still had the resources to put on a huge special effects show. I hope the story writers eventually make it clear when these episodes take place. I also hope that the Shiny Festa OVAs aren't the last we see of the anime. Puchimasu doesn't count, because I think that's an alternate universe storyline. Is it? I don't know because I haven't read Puchimasu.

Between the Io Forehead Lasers, the Miura-san Teleportation Device, and the Haruka-san Death Mob (just add water), I hope it's an alternate universe. ^^
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: pichupal on November 17, 2012, 03:39:59 am
Considering Puchimasu uses iM@S 1 designs, Ritsuko's still an idol/manager hybrid, Takane and Hibiki (not Miki... i think) are still 961, and the Producer is P-san, It's safe to say it's a separate universe.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on November 17, 2012, 04:08:50 am
Considering Puchimasu uses iM@S 1 designs, Ritsuko's still an idol/manager hybrid, Takane and Hibiki (not Miki... i think) are still 961, and the Producer is P-san, It's safe to say it's a separate universe.

Takane and Hibiki is already part of 765pro in the Puchimasu manga. If anybody hasnt read the manga yet and wish to do so, i can tell ya it's pretty funny and very cute. There is this one time i recall Iori and Miki both tail P-san throughout his day and he covers his 'P' head with a mask of an actual person as he puts on a 'face' in his business meetings. At the end, Iori was gonna confront him about it but instead gave him mad respect.
I'm pretty damn excited for Puchimasu~!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on November 17, 2012, 10:54:49 am
I can't seem to register on lalabit market.  I get up to the part where they're supposed to send you an e-mail comfirmation, and I've waited close to 2 days now and haven't recieved anything.  (Is it supposed to take that long?)  I even tried again using a 2nd e-mail address to no avail.
No, you should receive it in a few minutes. Are you sure that you filled "correctly" all the fields? If you make some mistake it should show you a red text.

Okay, late to the party (due to Falcom binge), but I went and ordered Funky Note finally, with the backstage pass bonus.

So to confirm, I only need one of those backstage passes (as in, it's the same thing for all three games)? Cause I plan to get the other two versions, but at a later date, even if they don't have the pass.
Yes, you need only one pass to download The world is all one. But you should use a second pass if you are aiming to the SR+ card in Cinderella Girls.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on November 17, 2012, 05:17:36 pm
Okay, thanks for clarifying. ;D

Guess I'll try and get two of 'em then.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on November 17, 2012, 08:17:35 pm
Since the game is out for a few weeks, I did manage to write some of my first impressions of the game on my blog a week ago if you are still on the sidelines on getting it - http://chikorita157.com/2012/11/10/idolmster-shiny-festa-first-impressions/

In short, it's a fun rhythm game, but it definitely needs more DLC songs to buy since after playing all those 20 songs, you wish there was a bit more.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on November 26, 2012, 03:35:55 am
I believe there is a small amount of DLC out already. It might be preorder DLC, though i am not sure.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 26, 2012, 03:22:02 pm
Sure enough, Shiny Festa is out of the top 20 this week. As a result, there aren't any sales figures, but we do still have a ranking.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=44658395&postcount=353

I could see it hanging around the top 50 for a week or two more at least, but who knows? Either way, seems like it did well for itself.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 26, 2012, 05:44:59 pm
I believe there is a small amount of DLC out already. It might be preorder DLC, though i am not sure.

The game needs DLC to take more money from the players because it was cheaply and poorly made in the first place?
Pathetic.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Julio on November 26, 2012, 07:09:38 pm
They should just focus on making a PS3 version since the game was literally created on the PS3 and simply capture the videos to make the PSP games.

Imagine a PS3 version with all the exclusive songs from all 3 PSP versions, but allows you to customize the costumes, character positions, who gets to sing it (when applicable), and stages all rendered in real time. Using your iM@S 2 save data, you get to use all the costumes and accessories you unlock or bought. Oh, all 3 OVAs would also be included in HD.

I would totally buy it if they made it happen.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 26, 2012, 07:24:38 pm
They should just focus on making a PS3 version since the game was literally created on the PS3 and simply capture the videos to make the PSP games.

Imagine a PS3 version with all the exclusive songs from all 3 PSP versions, but allows you to customize the costumes, character positions, who gets to sing it (when applicable), and stages all rendered in real time. Using your iM@S 2 save data, you get to use all the costumes and accessories you unlock or bought. Oh, all 3 OVAs would also be included in HD.

I would totally buy it if they made it happen.

*cough* Dreamy *cough* Theater


It's way to obvious for them to ignore...I think it will come out in due time.
 
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on November 27, 2012, 09:20:26 pm
Okay, okay, I finally got my copy of Funky Note! Not too late for my two-cents, am I?
(And really waiting for a translation on the shop here... Right now all I buy is cosmetics because that's all that makes sense...)

The game needs DLC to take more money from the players because it was cheaply and poorly made in the first place?
Pathetic.

I don't know, I wouldn't say the game was poorly made... I consider poorly made to involve some really poor oversight as far as actual gameplay and I'm enjoying it enough (ON THE 2-STAR SONGS AT LEAST...)

Cheaply? Yes, good god Scamco. Not nearly enough songs in any one title, only seperated into such small lists for the sake of money money money.

I'm waiting for that BEST version thingy I heard about... to buy Groovy Tune. Nearly nothing at all interests me in Honey Sound, but I'm really struggling to not crack and order Groovy Tune right now. How long do you think it'll be until they release these "BEST" version thingies? (Alternatively, I'm totally fine with buying some DLC if I knew how to navigate to it... :P)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 28, 2012, 02:09:52 pm
Well, the first PS games to release the PlayStation the Best versions were the iM@S SP games on PSP. The games originally released on February 19th, 2009 and the Best versions released on January 28th, 2010, less than a year later.

The other release to do that was iM@S 2 on PS3. The game originally released on October 27th, 2011 and the Best version released on August 2nd, 2012, barely nine months later.

For comparison, I'll also list the Xbox 360 titles.

iM@S 1 - Original: January 25th, 2007; Platinum Hits: November 1st, 2007 (nine months)
iM@S Live For You - Original: February 28th, 2008; Platinum Hits: March 12th, 2009 (just over a year)
iM@S 2 - Original: February 24th, 2011; Platinum Hits: August 2nd, 2012

Basically, every iM@S game gets a "high seller budget release" of sorts no more than a year later (with the exception of iM@S2 on 360, which probably had its sales slowed significantly by the updated PS3 release). I'd say expect these around August to September next year.

Actually, come to think of it, I guess the DS game never did get any kind of budget release, but Nintendo doesn't usually do those in the first place, and even if they do it's only for first party games.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on November 28, 2012, 08:07:32 pm
I don't know, I wouldn't say the game was poorly made... I consider poorly made to involve some really poor oversight as far as actual gameplay and I'm enjoying it enough (ON THE 2-STAR SONGS AT LEAST...)


IMO, they should have gone to NND said, "Hey m@d creators make us videos and you get to be in the game" instead of making some of the MVs like they did. They were cheap. I've seen better work in MMD sadly.
I hate to be such a downer on this game, but if they gave it more time and more work maybe it would have been a wonderful addition to the line and certainly a supplement to L4U since it's so difficult in comparison.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on November 29, 2012, 01:48:31 am
IMO, they should have gone to NND said, "Hey m@d creators make us videos and you get to be in the game" instead of making some of the MVs like they did. They were cheap. I've seen better work in MMD sadly.
I hate to be such a downer on this game, but if they gave it more time and more work maybe it would have been a wonderful addition to the line and certainly a supplement to L4U since it's so difficult in comparison.
It felt kind of half-and-half.

Music is a Friend had a pretty terrible MV, really, but... while I don't know about the other games, Brand New Day on Funky Note had a gorgeous Band MV. But maybe I've just never experienced another game personally before, so I might be a bit biased.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Yodudes0 on November 29, 2012, 06:05:33 am
It felt kind of half-and-half.

Music is a Friend had a pretty terrible MV, really, but... while I don't know about the other games, Brand New Day on Funky Note had a gorgeous Band MV. But maybe I've just never experienced another game personally before, so I might be a bit biased.

You think Visionary had a bad anime video or a bad theatre video (or both)?
anime:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SuBfG1hVo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SuBfG1hVo)

theatre:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAkDXOTQ2M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAkDXOTQ2M)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on November 29, 2012, 06:24:32 am
You think Visionary had a bad anime video or a bad theatre video (or both)?
anime:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SuBfG1hVo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3SuBfG1hVo)

theatre:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAkDXOTQ2M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAkDXOTQ2M)
Right! The name was changed to Visionary! Thanks for the links.

I meant the theatre. The anime clip was good enough, but it was the theatre that stands out as especially bad to me.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on November 29, 2012, 08:33:08 am
I agree, I definitely found some of the theatre videos were very disappointing. Having M@D creators contribute to the game would have been a lot more aesthetically pleasing and entertaining, especially considering some of the videos in the actual game come off as lazy to me. *in Timmy's dad from Fairly Odd Parents' voice* Scamco...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: DJStarstryker on November 29, 2012, 09:49:47 am
I don't really get the complaints about not being able to customize. But then again I've been playing music games since the late '90s, starting from Parappa the Rapper. There's a lot of music games where you're stuck being able to see only one background and it never looks different, with no customization.

I've got all 3 games, and I find them all fun. I'm kinda glad I picked up all 3 though. I originally debated on only getting Honey Sound, because I do like Chihaya and Azusa a lot. But that's actually my least favorite of the 3 games, just because the song selection on it isn't quite as good.

The thing that bothers me the most is the number of repeat songs that are across each game and the fact that the high scores of those repeat songs don't carry over between games. So, essentially, if you're trying to get all of those achievement-like goals, you have to play those particular songs over and over. It's quite annoying. But I don't regret getting all 3. There's songs I like on all of them that are exclusive to the particular game it's on.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on November 29, 2012, 03:51:18 pm
I'd have loved to see actual new dances for a lot of the songs instead of like... just swaying like in Kazahana or powerwalking like in Jitensha.

Also I hope that the inclusion of Watashi wa Idol and Massugu mean they'll be future DLC because they're two of my favorite idolmaster songs of all time!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on November 29, 2012, 03:58:49 pm
I'd have loved to see actual new dances for a lot of the songs instead of like... just swaying like in Kazahana or powerwalking like in Jitensha.

Also I hope that the inclusion of Watashi wa Idol and Massugu mean they'll be future DLC because they're two of my favorite idolmaster songs of all time!

On the topic of DLC, I'd really like to see Hibiki get Tip Taps Tip and TRIAL DANCE.

Why TRIAL DANCE isn't her personal song yet, I have no idea...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on November 30, 2012, 01:32:20 pm
Looks like we only get one more week of Shiny Festa in the rankings.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=44914064&postcount=369

Barely made it at #50. It'll certainly be out by next week.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: DJStarstryker on December 01, 2012, 08:28:40 am
I'd have loved to see actual new dances for a lot of the songs instead of like... just swaying like in Kazahana or powerwalking like in Jitensha.

Also I hope that the inclusion of Watashi wa Idol and Massugu mean they'll be future DLC because they're two of my favorite idolmaster songs of all time!

I didn't mind Jitensha, personally. It was like a music video with Makoto on a bike and running around and all of that. And Kazahana... well, realistically, it's very hard to dance and sing well. I don't expect to see someone moving much during a ballad.

The only song that kind of bothers me on the cheaping out front is Next Life. She literally is just walking down stair sort of things the entire song. It's the most boring MC to watch by far in all 3 games.

Still kinda surprised. It's been over a month since the game has come out and there's no DLC minus the first print The World is All One.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on December 01, 2012, 11:16:09 am
unfortunately they special MC of Alright is also really cheap. Jitensha is way better.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on December 01, 2012, 04:28:54 pm
It needs to be said. The Band MC's were all really good. Maybe some others had some shortcomings... but at least the Band was good.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on December 01, 2012, 05:17:52 pm
It needs to be said. The Band MC's were all really good. Maybe some others had some shortcomings... but at least the Band was good.

No. They're not polished at all.
The high hat goes up and down AFTER the song ended! This could have been easily avoided.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on December 01, 2012, 08:54:58 pm
No. They're not polished at all.
The high hat goes up and down AFTER the song ended! This could have been easily avoided.
Oh, does it? I didn't even notice. Maybe I'm just easily impressed.

Uhh... MUSIC's anime video was really good, then?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Gremmie on December 02, 2012, 08:27:51 pm
Did anyone get this "secret" SSS Idol rank?
I've managed to clear the last remaining song with SSS Full Combo (Lovely-10), and also the fan number reached 500.000 with this, and I'm wondering, what exactly triggered the rank to go up.

Are there any new features or items available with SSS Idol rank?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on December 04, 2012, 11:40:56 pm
Reposting here, for posterity.
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/04...international/

Namco isn't one to file patents without means.
Get on the hype plane, iM@S might just be leaving Japan.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on December 05, 2012, 12:12:02 am
Reposting here, for posterity.
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/04/is-the-idolmaster-going-international/

Namco isn't one to file patents without means.
Get on the hype plane, iM@S might just be leaving Japan.


Fixed your link for you.
In other news, I'm not entirely sure how that would work. The Shiny Festa games are kinda geared towards the anime. And by "kinda geared towards" I mean "almost entirely based on." I mean, they have new anime scenes for the new songs, there are anime-first songs(and some anime-exclusive songs...), and the anime hasn't really been ported oversees yet. (Barring Xenoglossia, which I've yet to see for many reasons. Most of them being a lack of true interest.) Maybe that's part of the plan, too...? Would be awesome, at least...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on December 05, 2012, 12:49:41 am
well it's full of cute girls and rhythm games have been pretty popular, plus it's not like the anime loving group is exactly a tiny group anymore (hell they brought the madoka movies over seas and i heard those did pretty well here)
then again the psp isn't a popular system, and as you said Idolm@ster itself isnt a big franchise here
maybe a download only port? I could see that
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 05, 2012, 03:24:12 am
Any English release is a good release, but Namco better be aiming for North America, too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on December 05, 2012, 04:50:27 pm
Wait. The game's in Japanese? I didn't even realize.  ???




All joking aside, I doubt this means much and even if it does mean anything how long it will it be and what will be the quality of the English rendition.

And why did they have to pick one of of their worst games to be the ice breaker? I still say DS would have been great. They're already talking about some juicy topics Americans love to talk about- teenage pregnancy, crossdressers, and how the internet destroys today's youth.

Oh well. This is a good thing for others who are looking to get the game.
But I wouldn't go out and buy it even if it was at the Gamestop less than a mile from my home.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on December 05, 2012, 06:21:54 pm
They've filed patents before, but never followed through. lol

It'd be great if it does happen, but just keep expectations in check. Sure beats Victor Ireland's filthy hands touching the series. :P
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on December 05, 2012, 07:16:56 pm
They've filed patents before, but never followed through. lol

It'd be great if it does happen, but just keep expectations in check. Sure beats Victor Ireland's filthy hands touching the series. :P

2nded
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on December 06, 2012, 12:21:59 am
They've filed patents before, but never followed through. lol


Oh, have they? In my experience with Namco, I haven't seen them file a patent without following through with a product. (Beautiful Katamari, Katamari Rolling Amore, etc.)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Roswell on December 06, 2012, 12:44:11 am
Oh, have they? In my experience with Namco, I haven't seen them file a patent without following through with a product. (Beautiful Katamari, Katamari Rolling Amore, etc.)

Tales.
So many Tales.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 06, 2012, 02:30:42 pm
And why did they have to pick one of of their worst games to be the ice breaker?

Rhythm games are far more accessible to a general audience. It's no surprise that the most stripped-down and basic iM@S game is the first to be given a shot outside Japan. As it is, the series is very Japanese, admittedly too Japanese. If we're lucky, we could see a more standard game after this, but this is definitely the opportunity that's been needed for the series and I'm not going to be the one to spit on it.

They've filed patents before, but never followed through. lol

True, but they've had 7 years to file a trademark for iM@S and haven't until now. Why bother all of a sudden, and why trademark Shiny Festa with it? It's awfully suspicious behavior if they have no intent of localization.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on December 06, 2012, 06:12:11 pm
It's not that I don't agree to some extent, but it's a lot easier to deal with disappointment if I keep my expectations in check is all. I'm not going to expect anything out of NBGI. I dunno, I can't seem to look into it or over-think it with a lot of optimism at the moment. But if something does come out of it, like an official announcement, then all the more better. :P

Though on the subject of Shiny Festa, my Funky Note arrived. Blazing through the content right now. The OVA was pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on December 07, 2012, 12:00:59 am
I have to admit, I agree that the timing is pretty suspicious. Normally they trademark tales of games pretty early. I dont want to get excited but this is getting me anxious
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on December 07, 2012, 03:52:33 am
True, but they've had 7 years to file a trademark for iM@S and haven't until now. Why bother all of a sudden, and why trademark Shiny Festa with it? It's awfully suspicious behavior if they have no intent of localization.

Someone changed his mind and decided to do it just in case? Me personally, I wouldn't set my expectations too high. It'd be cool if it happened, but I usually don't like setting myself up for disappointment.

... Though I wonder how it'd be taken. Im@s can still be considered to be the fringe of the fringe.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Setsuna on December 07, 2012, 04:34:45 am
If you see a trademark registered 'at random', sometimes the reason is entirely defensive.

Or namely, they're doing it to defend their IP, even if they have no plans to do anything with it in the future.

The best way to see a trademark registration is this: You file with the country/region the trademarks necessary to launch the IP, but it is an OPTION.

Namely, you don't have to. (IP law is pretty complicated, but it amounts to 'You can trademark just about anything that isn't considered public domain, as long as no one else can prove prior art to the date of your application.')

You technically don't even have to register the trademark at all, but it saves a lot of legal headache if you do.

Sometimes of course, you trademark with the intention of making sure no one can make anything that could be considered 'conflicting' with your work or could be seen as 'unfairly similar' to your work and thus can be seen as an 'infringement' usually via 'conflation'.

Or basically, you register because you may not have any intention of releasing, but you don't want ANYONE ELSE to release something with a similar sounding name, image, or concept.

I put the quotes for a reason - what the law says is considered those terms can get pretty silly - Apple (The computer company) tried to sue Woolworths (the biggest of the supermarkets in Australia) over the fact that Woolworths had an apple shape in its trademark, and argued that the apple in it was unfairly conflating the two brands together. (Even though of course, Apple and Woolworths aren't anywhere NEAR each other market wise.)

It took the ACCC (An Australian Government branch) to tell Apple to quit it, for being, well, a bunch of morons, if for no other reason, Woolworths had the trademark registered for about 20 years, and it wasn't going to win, and if the courts somehow ruled in favour of Apple, they'd get right on changing the rules in Australia to prevent that sort of stupid from lasting more than a week.

It's not the worst of it though - intel previously wanted the letter 'i' as a trademark and spent years suing people for it (including apple, as you can guess), and unknown to most of the anime fanbase because three people (I was one of them) killed the story before it went to ANN) the word cosplay was at threat of being trademarked in the US via the Bourne Convention, via Singapore.

That option expired in 2007, but I think we should be thankful that there's a limitation to how long you can wait before you can request an automatic granting via a trademark export, and the fact that, of course, the people who did register it (check Sinagpore's trademark registry if you doubt the story) never clued into the convention that permitted the export to Japan and the US with no contest.

-----

The long and short of it is? A trademark implies either a defensive option to prevent similar IPs from using anything similar, or an intention to actually use the IP.

Don't count on a release until you get news that confirms that, well, someone's going to do something OTHER than file the trademark application in a drawer.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Garraboa on December 07, 2012, 06:40:59 am
Oh dear, the news already got to Destructoid:

http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-namco-bandai-may-localize-an-idolmaster-game-239895.phtml

Many broken hearts expected thanks to this :V
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 07, 2012, 03:50:48 pm
I wouldn't consider it terribly random, as the games have only been out in Japan for two months. It seems pretty well timed.

But we'll just have to see. Either they will or they won't. The only way to know would be if someone tried to reach them for comment and they bothered to respond.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on December 07, 2012, 05:03:15 pm
Oh dear, the news already got to Destructoid:

http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-namco-bandai-may-localize-an-idolmaster-game-239895.phtml

Many broken hearts expected thanks to this :V

Key word: rumor.

RUMOR
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on December 09, 2012, 09:45:12 am
They're definitely aware of the western audience the series has. A buddy of mine who is a fellow im@s fan asked some Namco guys at the most recent Anime Expo about the series and they said that when the time to figure out what games to bring over from Japan rolls around Idolm@ster always comes up in discussion. Always gets rejected, he wasn't allowed to say why though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 10, 2012, 01:43:09 pm
Because Namco.

http://i.imgur.com/woren.jpg
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 11, 2012, 10:08:25 pm
Already posted in another section, but I'll post here for relevance.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/11/idolmaster-shiny-festa-trademarks-registered-in-the-u-s-too/

Can we get excited yet?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on December 12, 2012, 12:39:35 am
And why did they have to pick one of of their worst games to be the ice breaker?

Shiny Festa runs circles around DS.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on December 12, 2012, 05:05:48 am
Shiny Festa runs circles around DS.

At least DS is decent and an actual idol sim.

When it comes to what America likes, it's not Festa. It's not any idolm@ster.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: digi162 on December 12, 2012, 08:41:56 am
Kinda reminds me of when Idolm@ster content showed up on the NA Xbox marketplace.  I remember that too was treated like a sign that IM@S was coming to the states, but mehhhh nothing happened.

My guess for a release is no, since PSP has been dead in NA for a long time now.  Stores around here don't even carry anything PSP related anymore asides from Vita, and even that is fighting for shelf space right now.  The game would have to be a PSN download only or slapped onto a Vita cartridge.  Plus could they get away with subtitles or would they try and dub sections of it?  Just doesn't seem so simple to me but who knows what will happen.

It could be that with the next IM@S installment, maybe they have something more global in mind, so they're protecting their property before they venture out?  WHO KNOWS.  IT'S FUN TO GUESS.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on December 12, 2012, 10:01:44 am
I PSN untranslated release of Festa is probably the most realistic expectation at this point. Cave did it on XBL with Deathsmiles 2.

Kind of pointless since Sony devices are region free and you can get them legitimately right now anyway, but it would be a cool gesture to cut out some of the steps and have it available on our marketplace.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 12, 2012, 02:15:51 pm
Kinda reminds me of when Idolm@ster content showed up on the NA Xbox marketplace.

Is any of that still up? I don't recall ever seeing any.

Quote
My guess for a release is no, since PSP has been dead in NA for a long time now.  Stores around here don't even carry anything PSP related anymore asides from Vita, and even that is fighting for shelf space right now.  The game would have to be a PSN download only or slapped onto a Vita cartridge.  Plus could they get away with subtitles or would they try and dub sections of it?  Just doesn't seem so simple to me but who knows what will happen.

A) You're wrong about PSP. There are still plenty of games lined up. The next Corpse Party comes out this month (probably next week), I think Aksys picked up another Hakuoki, NISA has the new Generation of Chaos in February and still has Black Rock Shooter lined up, there were like 2-3 PSP games that came out just last month, and I honestly forget what else is already planned for next year. PSP isn't dead. It's on the decline, sure, but it's not dead.
B) Yeah, it's pretty much guaranteed to be digital. I'm okay with that. And yes, they can get away with no dubs on PSP.

Quote from: Zerorush link=topic=1746.msg45724#msg45724
I PSN untranslated release of Festa is probably the most realistic expectation at this point. Cave did it on XBL with Deathsmiles 2.

That absolutely won't happen. SCEA is already strict enough with their policies on Japanese games. They definitely won't let something untranslated get put up.

In fact, did the movelist ever get translated for Guilty Gear? I haven't checked the PSN version, but I know it wasn't on the 360 version and there was speculation that that was why it was delayed for so long on the NA stores. If it's been translated, then there's your answer, indicating that they won't accept untranslated content.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on December 12, 2012, 03:17:47 pm
That absolutely won't happen. SCEA is already strict enough with their policies on Japanese games. They definitely won't let something untranslated get put up.

They have many times before.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 12, 2012, 05:13:15 pm
Do tell, because I've never seen any untranslated games (not undubbed, untranslated) on a Sony system in North America. (EDIT: Wait, those PS1 Imports, I guess. But that's it. I guess they -could- do it that way, but we'll see. I doubt they will. I think that's just an exception since those games are two generations old and no one will/can translate them anymore.)

Also, regarding the Xbox stuff, was it this?

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A6%E3%83%BC/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024e4d07ea

First I've seen of it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: The Blizzard on December 12, 2012, 10:34:03 pm
Quote
Also, regarding the Xbox stuff, was it this?
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A6%E3%83%BC/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024e4d07ea

First I've seen of it.

Well, you see, a really long time ago, a couple of times for like a really short time, you could like randomly see it and stuff on the Xbox Marketplace, and like, I think you were also able to buy the Themes and Gamerpictures. I thought it was strange since it was like in Japanese and all and I was like around 12-14 years old.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 17, 2012, 01:10:37 pm
If anyone's interested, the price on the accessory set at AmiAmi just keeps falling lower and lower. They must be having a really hard time selling it. It's up to 58% off now.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2978
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on December 19, 2012, 03:55:38 pm
If anyone's interested, the price on the accessory set at AmiAmi just keeps falling lower and lower. They must be having a really hard time selling it. It's up to 58% off now.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2978

I bought one, but I hate to inform you that the quality is barely passable. The case is thin and broke within two days, and the logo and 765Pro emblem scraped off even sooner. The stickers are cool, at least, but I'm not sure if they're still wroth $15, let alone the $30 I paid.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on December 20, 2012, 01:25:41 pm
I wasn't that interested anyway, personally. I doubt the case even fits ye olde PSP-1000.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on December 22, 2012, 03:10:11 am
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2889&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_cate2%3D162%24s_saleitem%3D1%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1

Currently discounted to 4,170 yen each.

Discounted even further to 3,480 each.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AweOfShe on December 22, 2012, 08:53:51 am
Grabbed Groovy Tune this time. If there's another drop, then I'll grab Honey Sound.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: GeN on January 10, 2013, 11:52:32 pm
I just got a Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition so i can record my Shiny Festa playthroughs. Check it out! Me playing Groovy tune, Kimi wa Melody by Takane Shijou.
http://youtu.be/u0_voYqhdWY
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: digi162 on January 13, 2013, 05:07:44 am
I am incredibly late to the Festa party, but I finally got a hold of Funky Note.

GAWD such wasted potential with this game.  I wish they had not of focused on this special video stuff for each song and had just made one really good video to go with each song.  I think it was Honey Heartbeat I was playing, but the first video was just so bland before they poofed into DLC costumes with fireworks in the second video.  I was thinking, why bother, just make ONE decent video instead of making you work for the decent one.  Or you leave a decent one and get tossed into an awful scene of Hibiki walking down a flight of stairs for instance.  I would have rather had a tiering Fever system that launched you into selected modifiers like stealth, hidden, speed, etc. than special videos.  Video changing during the song is a cool idea, just would have been more practical I think on a console than on a handheld where you're hurting for space.

Everything else is pretty impressive, plenty of unlocks and all the music is default available (unlike most rhythm games).  It's just that decision to have two videos to each song is such a waste of space.  If they stuck with one, then with the free space they could have added 15-20 more songs with their own videos.  Or even tacked on a large song library that cycles through screenshots of the anime for background animation.  Considering the amount of grinding you have to do in this game, there should have been more songs to play through...

What would you guys change or add to the game if you could?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: redhairedking on January 13, 2013, 05:38:51 am
Honestly my only real complaint in lack of content in each version. I wish there were more songs on each.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on January 28, 2013, 01:21:39 pm
Funky Note is a whopping 47% off at AmiAmi.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2889&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Didolmaster+ps%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1

Groovy Tune is 38% off.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2890&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Didolmaster+ps%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on January 29, 2013, 04:40:37 pm
Aw, groovy tune is sold out

hrm, i might cave and get funky note while it's cheap and before it sells out
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on January 31, 2013, 06:08:38 am
Starting to regret buying these so rashly! Funky Note is so cheap!!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on March 04, 2013, 01:20:57 pm
They're still having trouble getting rid of the accessory set at AmiAmi. It's down to 79% off.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2978&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Didolmaster+ps%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 04, 2013, 06:27:44 pm
They're still having trouble getting rid of the accessory set at AmiAmi. It's down to 79% off.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2978&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Didolmaster+ps%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1

Wow that's cheap. I have issues with taking UMDs out of their cases and I have issues with putting stickers on my PSP but I might get it so I can stick them elsewhere.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 20, 2013, 12:28:48 pm
Errr by when do I need to use up my Backstage Pass (it's in my dorms now but I am at home now)? :X
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mallory627 on March 21, 2013, 05:28:31 am
I don't even know how to use my backstage pass cause I only have a Japanese account on my PS3.  :'(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on March 21, 2013, 10:23:59 pm
I don't even know how to use my backstage pass cause I only have a Japanese account on my PS3.  :'(

http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1746.msg45140.html#msg45140 ;)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 21, 2013, 11:40:46 pm
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1746.msg45140.html#msg45140 ;)

So in other words, I go make a Lalabit account, then input the Shiny Festa code and then use the PSN code from this in a Japanese PSN account?

PS: I do believe that the Backstage Pass also allow you to purchase exclusive goods, but seeing how the codes will expire by end of this month... :X
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: BadBoy25 on March 22, 2013, 02:56:36 pm
So in other words, I go make a Lalabit account, then input the Shiny Festa code and then use the PSN code from this in a Japanese PSN account?

PS: I do believe that the Backstage Pass also allow you to purchase exclusive goods, but seeing how the codes will expire by end of this month... :X

Yep
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 22, 2013, 03:01:42 pm
Ah I see... So how do I get a Japanese PSN account? (sweat)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 22, 2013, 03:07:28 pm
Ah I see... So how do I get a Japanese PSN account? (sweat)

Type those exact words into Google ;3
I made mine so long ago so don't remember all the fine details.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 26, 2013, 06:27:42 pm
Type those exact words into Google ;3
I made mine so long ago so don't remember all the fine details.

Lol, you have a point, that's the easy part actually...

I am still stuck at the Lalabit Market though (didn't expect that to be the tough one; no guides somemore!); not even sure what to put in for my name (let alone address e.t.c)!

And the last day I can use the code is on 31/03/13...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 26, 2013, 07:23:38 pm
Lol, you have a point, that's the easy part actually...

I am still stuck at the Lalabit Market though (didn't expect that to be the tough one; no guides somemore!); not even sure what to put in for my name (let alone address e.t.c)!

And the last day I can use the code is on 31/03/13...

Could you take a picture of the form? Maybe we can help you.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 26, 2013, 07:26:13 pm
(http://luna.elotrolado.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/im004.png)

Thanks man, this is the best I got so far (from one of the posts here); it is asking me to input my name in Japanese characters and its pronunciation. Also, it is asking me to use a Japanese address...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 27, 2013, 12:36:28 am
If you know how to write your name in katakana that works.
There should be a prefecture with 外 first. Pick that and set your zip code to 7 0s.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 27, 2013, 04:43:41 am
Hmmm... Katakana for both name and pronunciation?

And I can't find such a prefecture (not even online :X)...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 27, 2013, 03:14:46 pm
Hmmm... Katakana for both name and pronunciation?

And I can't find such a prefecture (not even online :X)...

It's not a real prefecture. Just some forms let you say you don't live in Japan.
That kanji means outside . ^^
What I usually do is write my name in romajii and then katakana for pronunciation if necessary.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 27, 2013, 03:38:14 pm
It's not a real prefecture. Just some forms let you say you don't live in Japan.
That kanji means outside . ^^
What I usually do is write my name in romajii and then katakana for pronunciation if necessary.

Err what I meant was that you cannot select that from the drop-down box they gave you for that section :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 30, 2013, 05:44:22 pm
Ok fine, I am going to use my Chinese name for the name section; how do I find the correct Japanese pronounciation for it?

And as for the address, I will just go ahead and plonk in some placeholder data until I get a real one in the future (somehow... ;)  ) Is it possible to change the address? Or rather more importantly, where do you guys find your "address"?  8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on March 30, 2013, 08:24:17 pm
Ok fine, I am going to use my Chinese name for the name section; how do I find the correct Japanese pronounciation for it?

And as for the address, I will just go ahead and plonk in some placeholder data until I get a real one in the future (somehow... ;)  ) Is it possible to change the address? Or rather more importantly, where do you guys find your "address"?  8)

Just use your Chinese pronunciation and write it in Katakana as best you can. ^_^
Not sure about the other part.
And as previously mentioned just use a school or something. ^_^
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on March 31, 2013, 01:02:49 pm
...and I'm in! Thanks for the help man! I guess the hard part is just getting a Japanese name; the Katakana part is pretty easy since there are English-Katakana converters online ;)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2894/screenshot002oe.png)

PS: Most of the details can be changed after account creation thankfully...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on April 22, 2013, 09:00:00 am
Ok guys, apparently, Shiny Festa is released for iOS now.

Both in Japanese and US Apple Stores  8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 22, 2013, 09:18:47 am
The US Apple store?!

This is a big thing. First U.S. iDOLM@STER release! However small it is.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on April 22, 2013, 09:31:06 am
The US Apple store?!

This is a big thing. First U.S. iDOLM@STER release! However small it is.
Im confirming: YES.
YES IT IS IN THE US APPLE STORE
BUT IT IS $55 BUCKS.
APPARENTLY YOU PAY FOR THE SIZE
NAAAAAAAAAMCOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on April 22, 2013, 09:43:30 am
You forgot about DLC. ;_;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on April 22, 2013, 10:02:10 am
Can anyone confirm if they're cutting out content from the PSP versions to resell as DLC or not? If all of the original stuff is free and they instead use the DLC market to deliver new songs I'd definitely be down for purchasing this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on April 22, 2013, 10:04:39 am
So basically they don't want us to buy anything so they can say that they won't localize mainline iM@S, because the franchise doesn't sell in the west.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: The Blizzard on April 22, 2013, 10:07:06 am
Hell, I'd buy it. I mean, it probably cost that much to buy the PSP version. As long as most of the songs I like are free
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on April 22, 2013, 10:10:59 am
So basically they don't want us to buy anything so they can say that they won't localize mainline iM@S, because the franchise doesn't sell in the west.
That's honestly why I'm tempted to buy and support it even if its a horrible cash in port.

From what I've heard its been a real battle for the im@s supporters in Namco's western branches to convince Namco Japan that the series has potential here. It'd suck for it to fail and us never get another shot at more releases :c
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on April 22, 2013, 10:44:21 am
55 USD (Around 68 SGD)...

That's slightly cheaper than ordering from AmiAmi :S

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on April 22, 2013, 11:45:32 am
Honestly feel like I wouldn't be able to laugh hard enough if y'all dropped $55 on something that got immediately thrown to the bargain bin even if I put the bullhorn right to your head.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 22, 2013, 12:37:41 pm
Ugh. They were renamed, too.

So basically they don't want us to buy anything so they can say that they won't localize mainline iM@S, because the franchise doesn't sell in the west.

That's the impression I got. I'm going to make sure to complain a lot on their forums later.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Maka on April 22, 2013, 01:46:54 pm
i'm laughing because people have been clamoring for a NA idolmaster for years then when it finally comes y'all find 600 things to complain about
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 22, 2013, 01:57:29 pm
That's because there's nothing to justify here. It's literally the worse-case scenario.

Made a topic on the community forum. Feel free to throw some further comments at it. After a few posts, I'll probably tweet it to the community director.

http://www.namcobandaigames.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13432
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on April 22, 2013, 02:40:00 pm
Don't look at me, I knew bad things would happen.

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z223/sakuramaxx/1366624239272.jpg) (http://s193.photobucket.com/user/sakuramaxx/media/1366624239272.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on April 22, 2013, 03:58:08 pm
HOOBIES: All Sports, Plushies

Anyways, this is okay with me. I'm not going to buy this simply in hopes that it will convince Namco that THE iDOLM@STER can succeed here because I already own the game, but had I not already owned a PSP copy I'd probably buy it in a heartbeat. As it is, I kind of want Harmonic Score... but I'd really just like Harmonic Score for listening to the song's off my PSP, and Rhythmic Record to actually play on the iPod touch.

Really- it's a lot more convenient to play on iOS than on the old PSP. I just can't justify that much money for a game I already own and I don't care for the rhythm portion with anyone other than the loli rangers.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on April 22, 2013, 03:59:33 pm
Makoto's hoobies
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: PinoyCruger on April 22, 2013, 04:35:08 pm
Don't look at me, I knew bad things would happen.

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z223/sakuramaxx/1366624239272.jpg) (http://s193.photobucket.com/user/sakuramaxx/media/1366624239272.jpg.html)

I fell like I'm gonna die when English is released!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Accoun on April 22, 2013, 05:40:02 pm
Western parents gonna love it.

(http://i.imgur.com/R2fs9Kw.jpg)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on April 22, 2013, 05:46:38 pm
*facepalm* Bad localisation is bad :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on April 22, 2013, 06:29:43 pm
Trapped.

Buy -> "Yay!  We can finally charge Japanese prices in America!"

Don't buy -> "Why didn't they buy?  They said they would buy it if we localized it!"  And whoever stuck their neck out for the localization gets in serious trouble.


For what it's worth, I don't have a smartphone.  I've been holding off on getting one... I prefer a desktop computer for my computing needs.  Not specifically planning to get an iPhone either.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on April 22, 2013, 06:40:43 pm
...and it's not on Android also; not everyone has an iOS device you know :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: digi162 on April 22, 2013, 06:45:07 pm
E-mail is a fun hoobie.

I'm wondering who will purchase this, because I would assume everyone who is into IM@S would have already purchased the PSP versions already.  It was such an import friendly game to begin with, but I guess if you don't have a PSP, this version will probably be appealing.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on April 22, 2013, 06:45:42 pm
I only see sheep purchasing it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: blake307 on April 22, 2013, 07:02:06 pm
As much as I like im@s, 55 dollars for a mobile game is just ridiculous in my opinion. Plus not everyone has an iOS device. But that's just my opinion at least.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: DarkMorford on April 22, 2013, 07:16:33 pm
To be fair, the PSP digital downloads are 5380円 each, which is right around that $55 USD mark. (The UMDs have a sticker price of 5980円, about $60 USD).

So they're not stupidly overpriced. Just stupidly overpriced for an iOS title.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on April 22, 2013, 07:18:09 pm
To be fair, the PSP digital downloads are 5380円 each, which is right around that $55 USD mark. (The UMDs have a sticker price of 5980円, about $60 USD).

So they're not stupidly overpriced. Just stupidly overpriced for an iOS title.

This.

The localization issues (ACCIDENTs lol?) are not helping it either :(
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: altuixde on April 22, 2013, 07:27:30 pm
They only support newer iOS devices, ones with at least an A5 chip. I wonder why.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on April 22, 2013, 07:34:35 pm
E-mail is a fun hoobie.

I'm wondering who will purchase this, because I would assume everyone who is into IM@S would have already purchased the PSP versions already.  It was such an import friendly game to begin with, but I guess if you don't have a PSP, this version will probably be appealing.
Exactly, I agree. It's not about being "sheep" or it being too expensive (Once again, it is the same price for the same game on a different device. No one complained when they sold THE iDOLM@STER 2 for the PS3 on the same price  ::))

The game is so import-friendly as it is that most iM@S fans who wanted the game own the PSP version already.

It's a fine port, honestly. Just not a great game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 22, 2013, 07:36:20 pm
I don't have Shiny Festa for PSP yet but I might get the IOS version despite its price.

I really do want to support iM@S in the west no matter what.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 22, 2013, 07:49:15 pm
Does anyone have Haruka's translated bio? I wanna see how much they destroyed her.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: chikorita157 on April 22, 2013, 08:42:10 pm
*facepalms at the price*

Scamco at it's finest... but why on the iOS? I don't play mobile games on my Smartphone since it drains the battery too quickly and I use my phone for other things. Would rather have it released on the PSN... oh well, I own one of the games already, but I'm laughing at this.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: AbsoluteZero45 on April 22, 2013, 10:05:52 pm
In my opinion, I'm kinda split on the news.  On the one hand, they finally localized an Im@s game, are supporting it with new DLC, and branching out by releasing it on the IOS.  On the other hand, $55 felt overpriced for 1/3 of a PSP game, and it feels even more so now being released for the IOS market. 

In the end, none of this will really affect my decision to purchase as I have no way to play IOS games at this time.  Maybe when I finally do, the price will come down and they will patch the translation errors.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 22, 2013, 10:30:00 pm
Yes, I'm also split. I'm so glad iDOLM@STER is finally in English, but it HAD to be an overpriced smart phone game.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Compassionate Sadist on April 22, 2013, 10:42:17 pm
As much as I like im@s, 55 dollars for a mobile game is just ridiculous in my opinion. Plus not everyone has an iOS device. But that's just my opinion at least.

Yeah, pretty much. I'm really disappointed, honestly.
And wouldn't people who aren't iM@S fans but might be curious about it going to be turned off by the high prices? Kind of a bad decision on their part, imho.

also, lol "hoobies"
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 22, 2013, 10:47:38 pm
"hoobies" will now be a regular part of my vocabulary.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on April 22, 2013, 11:50:14 pm
In my opinion, I'm kinda split on the news.  On the one hand, they finally localized an Im@s game, are supporting it with new DLC, and branching out by releasing it on the IOS.  On the other hand, $55 felt overpriced for 1/3 of a PSP game, and it feels even more so now being released for the IOS market. 

In the end, none of this will really affect my decision to purchase as I have no way to play IOS games at this time.  Maybe when I finally do, the price will come down and they will patch the translation errors.

I've seen a few people say that all of the DLC songs are free and it is indeed all of the PSP version's default library of music. Supposedly to cut down on the download size of the game. So essentially its the full game if that's true.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Saturos on April 23, 2013, 01:15:37 am
Ugh, I recently got a 5th gen iTouch and I currently am conflicted about this one. I want it, yet, I don't. I'm unable to jb, too, damnit.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 23, 2013, 03:51:07 am
So how is the actual translation?  Is it as good as fan translators such as Namassuka or the fan subbers for the Anime?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 23, 2013, 02:34:36 pm
I put some links to bigger websites reporting on this with all of the negative responses on that Namco topic, but I'd like a few more posts in it before I push it to Namco. Only four posts so far.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: WarOmnimon on April 23, 2013, 03:01:07 pm
...gah.  Just, gah.  I can understand putting out $55 for a console title, but for an iOS release?  As much of a fan of iM@S as I am right now... no thanks.  The shoddy translations don't help much either.  They should have just released the xBox 360 and / or PS3 games if they wanted to release something.

Oh well... at least they tried.  They just need to try harder.  8)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 23, 2013, 09:07:21 pm
Okay, one misspelled word, "hoobies", doesn't represent the entire translation. 

Can someone who actually played the game can tell us how is the actual translation? Is it as good as fan translators such as Namassuka or the fan subbers for the Anime?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 23, 2013, 09:13:01 pm
It's a very, very straight forward translation. For instance the Futamis still say "Nii-chan" and honorifics are kept. The Futami laugh is changed to "Mwahahaha". Miki still refers to herself in the third person but the nanoing isn't taken into account. The character's mannerisms are actually captured pretty well in the translation.

The grammar is perfectly fine aside from that one hilarious typo.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 23, 2013, 11:25:55 pm
Quote from: ninjamitsuki on Today at 10:33:42 PM

    "As I said, no real "localization". It's all a very straight forward translation.

    I actually do like when some liberties are taken to spice up the English script, but that kind of approach wouldn't work very well with iDOLM@STER."


Oh really? That's Awesome!  Thank You Very Much ninjamitsuki!  I really appreciate it in answering my questions and concerns.  I think I will buy it then.

More people need to buy this game to motivate Namco to translate Idolm@ster 2!

Yes, I know its expensive.  But the translation as, ninjamitsuki, says is pretty good and keeps the Japanese Culture.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 23, 2013, 11:48:26 pm
Last Question.  Did they keep the Japanese Voice Actors for the OVAs that came with the game?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 23, 2013, 11:52:53 pm
Last Question.  Did they keep the Japanese Voice Actors for the OVAs that came with the game?
Yes, it's subtitled.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on April 23, 2013, 11:55:38 pm
Still curious if anyone can confirm the full song list.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 24, 2013, 12:44:22 am
Yes, it's subtitled.

Awesome!!  Thanks ninjamitsuki, I appreciate it.  I'm going to buy it.

By the way, Zerorush is asking if the game contains all the songs the PSP version has.  Can you confirm this ninjamitsuki or anyone else who owns the game?  We have to get more people to buy this game to motivate Namco to translate other Idolmaster games like Idolmaster 2.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 24, 2013, 01:00:25 am
To conserve space, some of the songs have to be downloaded. However, all of the DLC is free so it technically has all the songs.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 24, 2013, 01:24:49 am
To conserve space, some of the songs have to be downloaded. However, all of the DLC is free so it technically has all the songs.

Cool!! Now I'm definitely buying this game.  Really Appreciate your help!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on April 24, 2013, 02:16:06 am
Petitioning for the Hobbies field in the community intro form to be officially changed to "Hoobies".  ;D


I'd like to clarify that I would not let the price stop me from getting it (though I would not get all 3 games, and I would most certainly let a bad game stop me... did we ever reach a verdict on whether Shiny Festa is good or not?)

Earlier in a moment of delirium, I was actually entertaining the thought of getting an iDevice.  If I were an Apple developer and not a Windows developer, I would have one, but I'm not, so I don't.

The options:
iPod Touch: I need something small enough to jog with, but a tiny screen would be a waste for a rhythm game.
iPhone: not a phone fan, too small.
iPad Mini: I can't really justify getting a tablet computer; the only thing I ever wanted one for was for browsing walkthroughs while playing portables.

Bleh.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Neko-P on April 24, 2013, 03:26:17 am
It's a very, very straight forward translation. For instance the Futamis still say "Nii-chan" and honorifics are kept. The Futami laugh is changed to "Mwahahaha". Miki still refers to herself in the third person but the nanoing isn't taken into account. The character's mannerisms are actually captured pretty well in the translation.

The grammar is perfectly fine aside from that one hilarious typo.

... Actually, you know what? That sounds like EVERYTHING THE COMMUNITY HAS EVER WANTED IN A TRANSLATION. Like, holy crap, that's perfect. Even including the awkward laugh change.

Now if only it wasn't, you know, $55. Probably still gonna consider supporting imas...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 24, 2013, 03:56:34 am
Yes, I know $55 is kind of expensive.  But as you said, it has everything the community wanted in a translation so why not support the game?  Buying the game may motivate Namco to translate more Idolmaster games like Idolmaster 2.

Also, would you rather pay $55 and play the game Fully Translated right now, or wait 5 or more years for a fan translations.  And that fan translation may never happen.

It's been 2 years, and there is no fan translation for Idolmaster 2.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 24, 2013, 04:17:54 am
The reason there isn't a fan translation for iM@S 2 is that there's really no way to make that possible since it's a modern console game. I don't know how one would apply a patch to a ps3 game, but then again I'm not a hacker or translator so...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 24, 2013, 04:32:58 am
The reason there isn't a fan translation for iM@S 2 is that there's really no way to make that possible since it's a modern console game. I don't know how one would apply a patch to a ps3 game, but then again I'm not a hacker or translator so...

And that's the point.  Its too hard for the hackers to hack the game for now.  It's been 2 years so far and there is still isn't anything about translating Idolmaster 2.  Who know how we have to wait for it?

This is where Namco can help out.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: digi162 on April 24, 2013, 06:07:36 am
I thought about what has been said about supporting this release in hopes of more IM@S titles.

If sales did well for this release of Shiny Festa, and they wanted to translate more IM@S games, wouldn't they go after Cinderella Girls next lololol?  I can't see them releasing a console game based on good mobile sales.  Wouldn't good mobile sales only justify bringing over more mobile games haha?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 24, 2013, 07:40:10 am
I'd love there to be an English version of Cinderella girls. Sounds very easy, similar games have already been localized, and I'd like to play it if it were in English.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on April 24, 2013, 08:48:57 am
i'd actually buy it (at least groovy tunes) if it were on any other device. But i'm NOT going to buy an 800$ phone just for this. especially when i could buy a freaking PS4 "soon" for less money.

ok, a windows phone would be out of the question as well.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on April 24, 2013, 03:49:31 pm
You could always buy a $330 iPad mini instead.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 24, 2013, 07:51:35 pm
Yes, I know $55 is kind of expensive.  But as you said, it has everything the community wanted in a translation so why not support the game?

Becasue I refuse to support those kinds of business practices.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on April 25, 2013, 01:37:01 am
You can buy an iPhone 4S for only $99 to play the game.  The website says you can still play the game with an iphone 4S, an iPad, an iPad mini, and others.

That's only when you're committing to a new 2-year service contract, not when you want to just purchase the hardware.  That's when you  buy an iPod Touch or iPad.  I'd recommend an iPad since they're useful for more purposes.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 26, 2013, 03:53:25 pm
The problem is, Is there any other way to play the Idolmaster games that is translated?  The only way is to rely on Namco to translate the idolmaster games.

Yes there is fan translation, but that can take a really long time.  Maybe 3 or more years.  In fact, the only idomaster game that even has a translation is the SP series and they are still not completed with the translation. 

I'm not saying the SP translation is taking long time.  I'm saying to wait and play a completely fan translated idolmaster game will take a long time.  This is where Namco can help out.  Buying the game may motivate Namco to translate more Idolmaster games like Idolmaster 2

See, your argument is that we should support Namco because they're the only ones that can officially translate.

My argument is that I refuse to support Namco on this title because I don't want to encourage them to handle future titles like this. I want them to do it the right way, then they can have my money.

EDIT: Also, seriously, more posts in that Namco topic. I want at least 10 there before I pass it on ._.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 27, 2013, 06:52:55 pm
That's only when you're committing to a new 2-year service contract, not when you want to just purchase the hardware.  That's when you  buy an iPod Touch or iPad.  I'd recommend an iPad since they're useful for more purposes.

Or you could just buy a ps3/xbox360 get the actual idolm@ster games and enjoy them for the same/cheaper price.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 28, 2013, 12:11:00 am

My argument is that I refuse to support Namco on this title because I don't want to encourage them to handle future titles like this. I want them to do it the right way, then they can have my money.


What do you mean by the right way?  Namco did alot right things in localizing this idolmaster game.

1) They kept the Japanese Voice Acting in the game

2) They kept the Japanese Voice Acting in the OVAs as well.

3) The Translation is pretty good

4)  The character's personality are actually captured pretty well in the translation.

5) They kept and retain the Japanese Culture in this game.

This is pretty much everything what an idolmaster fan wanted in a localization.  This is why I bought the game.
The only thing to complain really, is that they should of released the U.S version not only on an Apple device (such as an iphone, iPod Touch, iPad,  iPad mini, and others), but also on the PSP as well.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 28, 2013, 12:26:16 am
It's just that it's overpriced for such a bare bones rhythm game.

Even the original PSP version of Shiny Festa is overpriced when you think about it. But let's see what they do with further localization. I think the next target for them should be Cinderella Girls because social gaming is really big now and it could work out.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 28, 2013, 12:30:18 am
It's just that it's overpriced for such a bare bones rhythm game.

Even the original PSP version of Shiny Festa is overpriced when you think about it. But let's see what they do with further localization. I think the next target for them should be Cinderella Girls because social gaming is really big now and it could work out.

That' true.  The PSP Version is overprice as well.  Some of the DLC Catalogs for Idolmaster 2 are overpriced.  This isn't anything new.

Also. Would you rather pay a little extra money to play a fully translated game, so you can understand and enjoy what the idols are saying.  Or wait 3 or more years for a fan translation, and by that time Shiny Festa 2 might get released.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on April 28, 2013, 02:27:25 am
OH, SCAMCO. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. T_T

I would buy the game if it were on any OTHER system...I wonder why they chose iOS? I have an iPod Touch 4th generation and it says it's compatible, but with my luck, I'd buy the game only to have it crash every time it tries to load. By the way, for those who have purchased it, how much space does it take up? It seems like it would take up quite a bit.

I'm going to Japan this summer anyways so I might as well pick up the games there, like how I did with SP. I feel like a console/handheld is a more reliable system than an iPhone or iPod.

However, the game is the type of localization any iM@S fan would want. Too bad they just didn't release it on the PSP. Unless this is simply a prelude to things to come...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: idolfanaticV1 on April 28, 2013, 03:04:15 am
Ikuto-sama, it takes 2.69 GB of data, not including DLC songs.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on April 28, 2013, 03:35:32 am
Ikuto-sama, it takes 2.69 GB of data, not including DLC songs.

Thanks! That's actually less than I thought it would...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on April 28, 2013, 04:14:17 am
What do you mean by the right way?  Namco did alot right things in localizing this idolmaster game.

1) They kept the Japanese Voice Acting in the game

2) They kept the Japanese Voice Acting in the OVAs as well.

3) The Translation is pretty good

4)  The character's personality are actually captured pretty well in the translation.

5) They kept and retain the Japanese Culture in this game.

This is pretty much everything what an idolmaster fan wanted in a localization.  This is why I bought the game.
The only thing to complain really, is that they should of released the U.S version not only on an Apple device (such as an iphone, iPod Touch, iPad,  iPad mini, and others), but also on the PSP as well.

It's overpriced, not only in the sense of a PSP title, but in comparison to the majority of games offered on the iOS platform. Not only that, they decided to go ahead and give us a censored version. A translation of Shiny Festa does not warrant such a price, no matter how great the job was.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 28, 2013, 05:16:57 am
Censored??

What?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 28, 2013, 05:20:28 am
Yeah, I know.  I never heard anything that was censored in this game.


And also.  I know this game is a little bit overprice, but is there any other way to play this game in English?  If there is another way to play this game in English, then let us know. 
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chance4U on April 28, 2013, 03:22:59 pm
Censored??

What?

I think what Scotty is referring to is that Namco replaced most of the bathing suits in game with other costumes.

Examples:
Yayoi doesn't change into "Sailor Swimsuit" in the US ver of Kiramekirari. She instead gets "Full Bloom Yukata Dress".
765PRO doesn't wear swimsuits in "L・O・B・M" anymore. Namco changed it to "Hula ALOHA Girl".
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 28, 2013, 05:39:17 pm
I think what Scotty is referring to is that Namco replaced most of the bathing suits in game with other costumes.

Examples:
Yayoi doesn't change into "Sailor Swimsuit" in the US ver of Kiramekirari. She instead gets "Full Bloom Yukata Dress".
765PRO doesn't wear swimsuits in "L・O・B・M" anymore. Namco changed it to "Hula ALOHA Girl".

Wait...they do that, but,
That Ami translation...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 28, 2013, 10:25:05 pm
She's referring to the fact that Ami still refers to herself as "sexy" even though she's only 13.

The swimsuit thing doesn't make any sense, though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chance4U on April 28, 2013, 10:41:17 pm
The swimsuit thing doesn't make any sense, though.

I guess they were trying to avoid being in a bit of a scandal for having underage girls in skimpy bathing suits included in a game for four year olds.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 28, 2013, 10:50:00 pm
But that's the least of concern.

You can have tight outfits and jiggle physics. You can have a song sung by a 14 and 15 year old with risque moaning. You can have songs about sex. You can have a 15 year old girl being a total horn dog to a man in his twenties. You can have 13 year olds going on about their sexy bodies.

But god forbid you put bathing suits in it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on April 28, 2013, 10:58:33 pm
Hasn't Apple removed a lot of games for various reasons?  I bet if they ever became fully aware of the lyrics/dialogue, the games would be removed.

edit: I should clarify.  Every once in a while I see news about a game being removed, usually for being controversial, often outright vile (like that baby shaking game).  That indicates that Apple isn't looking too closely at their store- not surprising, isn't it overwhelmed with shovelware?  So some games squeeze through the approval process and then get taken down later.

I'm not sure what, if any, games have been taken down for hard-to-justify reasons.  I am not an Apple fan so I don't go searching for this stuff.  I'm not sure what would happen if someone complained.  Some anti-game nuts will go after anything... they tend to get shrugged off... with respect to Western games at least.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Saturos on April 28, 2013, 11:12:02 pm
Hasn't Apple removed a lot of games for various reasons?  I bet if they ever became fully aware of the lyrics/dialogue, the games would be removed.

I better buy one of these soon then lmao.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 29, 2013, 12:17:39 am
I'm hoping that more people will buy this game.  By this way, it will motivate Namco to translate more idolmaster games such as idolmaster 2.

 I'm worried that if people use the overprice excuse and not buy the game, it will convince Namco that nobody cares about idolmaster and will not localize any more games.

For once we actually have something that we want and all people do is find something else to complain about.  Atleast, the localization is pretty much perfect, except for the price.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 29, 2013, 12:19:36 am
Honestly, I think that it's "too late" to translate iM@S 2. But I think iDOLM@STER 3, whenever it comes out, should have a planned English release. I would be so happy.

Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: mariokirby on April 29, 2013, 12:40:02 am
Actually, it's not too late.  Idolmaster 2 is the current Mothership title because just this month they released the new catalog.  In otherwords, Namco is still working on idolmaster 2.

As for the price, hasn't Namco always overprice the idolmaster products such as the DLC catalogs and others?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 29, 2013, 12:50:42 am
I'm hoping that more people will buy this game.  By this way, it will motivate Namco to translate more idolmaster games such as idolmaster 2.

 I'm worried that if people use the overprice excuse and not buy the game, it will convince Namco that nobody cares about idolmaster and will not localize any more games.

For once we actually have something that we want and all people do is find something else to complain about.  Atleast, the localization is pretty much perfect, except for the price.

Sadly I never wanted this.
I really just don't think iDOLM@STER can survive here. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 29, 2013, 01:19:07 am
I would really much rather wait on iM@s 3 than have iM@S 2 localized, because that would mean I would have to buy all my DLC all over again. ;_;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 29, 2013, 02:37:39 am
I would really much rather wait on iM@s 3 than have iM@S 2 localized, because that would mean I would have to buy all my DLC all over again. ;_;

Unless the DLC worked cross version. It works that way with the Asian and Japanese releases so I often download from multiple stores. The Asian one is a lil friendlier since the item descriptions are already translated into English.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on April 29, 2013, 03:39:48 am
I'm hoping that more people will buy this game.  By this way, it will motivate Namco to translate more idolmaster games such as idolmaster 2.

 I'm worried that if people use the overprice excuse and not buy the game, it will convince Namco that nobody cares about idolmaster and will not localize any more games.

For once we actually have something that we want and all people do is find something else to complain about.  Atleast, the localization is pretty much perfect, except for the price.

I'm hoping people would buy this less.
If Shiny Festa were to be successful, it would only show that it's completely fine to alter and censor the game, thus giving me a lesser version. I don't want an iM@S 2 or 3 without swimsuits, and altered character bios. Not when we have niche titles that have such content and there's no fuss made. It's not whether or not it's fine to show such a thing in NA, but whether or not its fine to give me less for more.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on April 29, 2013, 03:44:45 am
I don't want an iM@S 2 or 3 without swimsuits

There would only be 3 outfits in the game at that rate.  ::)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on April 29, 2013, 04:05:08 am
I don't think they'd remove swimsuits for a console release, I think what they did in the app was just to appease Apple's weird regulations. Especially considering they were willing to keep everything else, which is much more "inappropriate" than swimsuits.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on April 29, 2013, 04:41:27 am
I don't think they'd remove swimsuits for a console release, I think what they did in the app was just to appease Apple's weird regulations. Especially considering they were willing to keep everything else, which is much more "inappropriate" than swimsuits.

I'd rather not talk about iOS regulations. Not even the Apple employees who regulate releases understand them. I seriously doubt it had to do with that, and more to do with how timid NBGI is acting with the idea of iM@S in NA.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 29, 2013, 02:01:08 pm
For once we actually have something that we want and all people do is find something else to complain about.

We wanted iM@S in English, but no one asked for... this.

And I don't think it'll send the message that no one wants iM@S if we all send the message to Namco that we don't like they way they handled it and are treating us.

(Please, someone please go complain in that Namco forum topic. They've told us to address concerns on their forum. That's why I made it.)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Heattokun on April 30, 2013, 10:54:51 pm
My problem is that when i tried playing a song i had this horrendous unplayable lag.
I uninstalled my copy of HS/...HS and now im gonna play something thats unrelated.
so yeah.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on May 01, 2013, 01:34:04 am
My problem is that when i tried playing a song i had this horrendous unplayable lag.
I uninstalled my copy of HS/...HS and now im gonna play something thats unrelated.
so yeah.

Does Apple's store have refunds like the Android store?
I'd hate to think you wasted your money on an unplayable game...
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: SakuraMaxX on May 01, 2013, 03:09:31 am
Apple store does not do 15 minute refunds, or any type of refund except for extreme cases (like when someone's dumb enough to let their kid make $10000 worth in in-app purchases)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: altuixde on May 01, 2013, 04:25:39 am
You can get a refund if you purchased the wrong version of an app, like buying the iPhone version instead of the iPad version, but you have to contact a human (it's not entirely automated). This video explains how to do it:

http://cnettv.cnet.com/get-refund-your-ios-apps/9742-1_53-50103346.html
(fast forward to 2 minutes, 25 seconds)

I imagine that Apple would give you a refund for other legitimate reasons too.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on May 03, 2013, 04:27:23 am
So I just got an event in the game where Miki and Takane talk about the pains of having big breasts... IN ENGLISH.

That's ok, but not swimsuits? Okay...

Rated 4+
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Zerorush on May 03, 2013, 09:42:36 am
Don't see the big deal with the loss of swimsuits. I actually get kind of upset every time a new catalog outfit is ANOTHER swimsuit variation or a new statue/figure is yet again another bikini.

Seriously, there are so many awesome and creative outfits in this series and everyone just defaults to the one that shows the most skin.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on May 03, 2013, 06:47:58 pm
The big deal is that it was an unnecessary change. In a game where you can't customize anything, and have little to no choice, it's frustrating not being able to play with the original content because of your region.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on May 07, 2013, 11:40:24 pm
Some afterthoughts:

This would have been a very wonderful release, censorship aside, had it been handled with a little more care and attention to the market it got released in.
Had they took into consideration the iOS market, I'm sure NBGI would have found more success in this if they released one version, with just iM@S allstars songs bundled in. (Of course, there's the issue of which episode to play in the beginning, and the whole different idol units in Shiny Festa mode, but it couldn't have been too hard of a task to make that work) Then, charge for individual idol songs. Or sell them as a pack for every idol or something. Instead, just like the PSP version, the iOS version oozes of laziness, and reeks of missed opportunity.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on May 08, 2013, 01:37:50 am
Some afterthoughts:

This would have been a very wonderful release, censorship aside, had it been handled with a little more care and attention to the market it got released in.
Had they took into consideration the iOS market, I'm sure NBGI would have found more success in this if they released one version, with just iM@S allstars songs bundled in. (Of course, there's the issue of which episode to play in the beginning, and the whole different idol units in Shiny Festa mode, but it couldn't have been too hard of a task to make that work) Then, charge for individual idol songs. Or sell them as a pack for every idol or something. Instead, just like the PSP version, the iOS version oozes of laziness, and reeks of missed opportunity.

The DLC idea is good.
This would have lowered the cost of the base game to give players a little taste of the game and if they liked it they could have bought the extra packages instead of dropping a bunch of money on it up front.

Honestly, I feel like this iOS release was their plan from the beginning based on Shiny Festa's gameplay style with the lack of button association.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on May 08, 2013, 11:11:13 pm
Don't see the big deal with the loss of swimsuits. I actually get kind of upset every time a new catalog outfit is ANOTHER swimsuit variation or a new statue/figure is yet again another bikini.

Seriously, there are so many awesome and creative outfits in this series and everyone just defaults to the one that shows the most skin.
Agreed. I miss Yayoi's cute little sailor suit but it was replaced by an equally cute costume.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on May 12, 2013, 01:42:36 am
Has anyone gotten their save to go across different versions?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Elixir on May 17, 2013, 05:59:41 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888

Amiami has Honey Sound for 1,980 yen.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Saturos on May 18, 2013, 12:57:55 pm
Got melodic disc on iOS. It's great. And I did of course see the change in costumes like Miki's wedding outfit for furufuru future was changed to colorful ballerina and Takane's vivid bikini changed to best school mate in kimi wa melody.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chance4U on May 18, 2013, 07:14:29 pm
Got melodic disc on iOS. It's great. And I did of course see the change in costumes like Miki's wedding outfit for furufuru future was changed to colorful ballerina and Takane's vivid bikini changed to best school mate in kimi wa melody.
Don't see the big deal with the loss of swimsuits. I actually get kind of upset every time a new catalog outfit is ANOTHER swimsuit variation or a new statue/figure is yet again another bikini.

So what exactly changed in the iOS release? Costumes? Backgrounds? Anime video clips?


I actually approve of the lack of swimsuits. I never liked them in the first place... Why on earth would you wear a swimsuit onstage, especially with so many cool outfits available?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on May 18, 2013, 11:52:37 pm
They censored a WEDDING DRESS?

Not that makes no sense.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on May 18, 2013, 11:54:44 pm
They censored a WEDDING DRESS?

Not that makes no sense.

Well I'm out. You don't take away my wedding dresses and think you can get away with it.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Scotty on May 19, 2013, 12:04:07 am
Miki never wore a wedding dress in furufurufuture.


I actually approve of the lack of swimsuits. I never liked them in the first place... Why on earth would you wear a swimsuit onstage, especially with so many cool outfits available?

Yeah, it's pretty stupid to wear swimsuits at the beach while singing about summer.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Saturos on May 19, 2013, 01:16:03 am
Miki never wore a wedding dress in furufurufuture.



Oh, my bad. I could've sworn she did in the PV I watched.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ninjamitsuki on May 19, 2013, 01:50:34 am
Oh.

Well that clears up a lot of things.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: JNiles on May 19, 2013, 03:48:26 am
I like swimsuits. ;_;
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Saturos on May 20, 2013, 06:30:42 am
I have the money to buy the other two... Buuuut, I'm not that crazy.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on May 20, 2013, 06:36:46 pm
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-PSP-2888

Amiami has Honey Sound for 1,980 yen.

Ah, man. That's the one I wanted the least, but it won't be that cheap again even once a budget version hits... Guess I'll add it to my late-May order I had for some pre-orders and hope the other ones drop in price elsewhere.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on May 22, 2013, 06:24:03 am
AND WHY THEY NO RELEASE IT ON ANDROID?!

(inb4 darkarn, you have a PSP so just use that!)
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on May 22, 2013, 06:49:09 am
AND WHY THEY NO RELEASE IT ON ANDROID?!

(inb4 darkarn, you have a PSP so just use that!)
Considering it's our one thing we have over you guys, I'd call this a small victory.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on May 22, 2013, 09:19:32 am
Considering it's our one thing we have over you guys, I'd call this a small victory.

How mean! Hmph! *pouts a la a certain tsundere idol*
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on May 22, 2013, 06:38:26 pm
AND WHY THEY NO RELEASE IT ON ANDROID?!

(inb4 darkarn, you have a PSP so just use that!)

Same reaction as iDOLM@STER 2.
"Why no Ps3 version even though I have an xbox?" -> Months later Ps3 release.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on May 22, 2013, 06:40:29 pm
Same reaction as iDOLM@STER 2.
"Why no Ps3 version even though I have an xbox?" -> Months later Ps3 release.

...and NBGI started to ignore Xbox =_=
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Bro on May 22, 2013, 07:51:32 pm
I'll be waiting over here with my Wii, watching Namco and Nintendo in their little slap fight and dream of Katamari and iDOLM@STER.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: darkarn on May 22, 2013, 07:56:53 pm
I'll be waiting over here with my Wii, watching Namco and Nintendo in their little slap fight and dream of Katamari and iDOLM@STER.

I rather be playing than waiting y'know? :D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Cael K. on May 23, 2013, 03:41:11 am
Same reaction as iDOLM@STER 2.
"Why no Ps3 version even though I have an xbox?" -> Months later Ps3 release.

DUN DUN DUUUUUN!!

You can't fool us this time, NBGI!
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: idolfanaticV1 on May 30, 2013, 07:08:35 pm
Has anyone gotten their save to go across different versions?

No. I've gotten Honey Sound (Harmonic Score) and Groovy Tune (Melodic Disc) and there is no carryover. Fans don't transfer and for the six songs associated with all versions, high scores don't transfer either.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Naryoril on May 30, 2013, 10:46:10 pm
well, for the psp there is some carry over. the unlocked character cards which give you extra points during SoF are shared. And iirc the cash and unlocked items are as well.
No idea about the iPhone version though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: idolfanaticV1 on May 30, 2013, 11:01:57 pm
No idea about the iPhone version though.

That's what I had meant. Between iPhone versions there is no carryover. The iPhone regards them as separate apps in that regard.
On another note, I wonder if we'll see The World is All One as DLC on the iPhone version.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on May 31, 2013, 01:52:46 pm
I have a question about the backstage pass stuff. That's closed already, right? How did you get the DLC song? Was it a code or was there a download?

In other words, can I still get it from an external source or is there no longer any way to get that particular DLC? I've got a first-print copy of Honey Sound coming in just a little too late (I think?).
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: TheTanStar on May 31, 2013, 06:49:12 pm
According to my backstage pass cards, the code on them to redeem for the PSN code expires on 2012/3/31. So unfortunately, you're SOL for using the actual pass code. Feel free to try the unused PSN code I've PMed though.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Roswell on May 31, 2013, 09:04:55 pm
It's a worth a try though, I've had codes that expired years prior that still worked somehow.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on May 31, 2013, 09:07:36 pm
Thanks, was just curious. I know some games have gone the direct DL route for DLC offered on the web (Killzone Liberation), so I wasn't sure if the backstage pass offered that or a PSN code. Wanted to check.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on June 11, 2013, 01:13:34 am
Definitely closed. So is the Cinderella Girls card redemption, unfortunately.

The site for the backstage pass is still up but if you try to log in and redeem your code, you get a page that says that the promotion is over.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Chance4U on July 04, 2013, 03:09:58 pm
Price Down!
SHINY FESTA is now $26.99 USD from July 4th - July 10th to commemorate "THE iDOLM@STER in Japan Expo" in France!

I can finally afford Ritsuko~!   :D
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 04, 2013, 05:35:10 pm
Still not low enough for me to bite on an altered iOS port, but a nice gesture. Too bad it isn't more... permanent.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 05, 2013, 07:20:30 am
I'd bite if it was in more fucking countries than america god damnit
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 05, 2013, 01:05:31 pm
It should at least be somewhere in Europe if the sale is for a French expo. Not sure where you are, though.

Of course, you could always just make an American account, buy iTunes codes digitally so they get emailed to you (I dunno, Amazon or some other site should do this), and then download them if you really wanted. You can have apps from multiple accounts on an iOS device. I have some JP store apps like THE iDOLM@STER MOBiLE i on mine.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on July 05, 2013, 06:12:20 pm
I didn't know they had separate stores for America and Europe because I thought when the rumored copyright stuff was floating around it was for a European release as well.

At any rate, I still think it's too expensive for what it is
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: zeda12123 on July 05, 2013, 11:22:33 pm
I only live up in canada which makes it even more frustrating then if I was european
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on July 08, 2013, 01:39:46 pm
I didn't know they had separate stores for America and Europe because I thought when the rumored copyright stuff was floating around it was for a European release as well.

It was leaked for Europe first, IIRC.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: ikuto-sama on August 07, 2013, 11:54:33 am
I just got back from Japan a couple weeks ago. I picked up Groovy Tune for 2980 yen in Akihabara. Factoring in shipping, is that reasonable compared to online?
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: animagic4u on August 07, 2013, 05:30:48 pm
I think that's a decent price.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on August 08, 2013, 02:32:51 pm
It's usually that or more on Amazon, so I'd say you did well.
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: altuixde on April 07, 2014, 03:49:31 am
The Shiny Festa apps for iOS are discounted to $38.99 USD until May 14. Still too much, but it's better than $54.99 USD.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idolm-ster-shiny-festa-rhythmic/id581869945?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idolm-ster-shiny-festa-melodic/id581870864?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idolm-ster-shiny-festa-harmonic/id581870543?mt=8
Title: Re: Idolmaster Shiny Festa
Post by: Daverost on April 07, 2014, 12:53:44 pm
Saw that, wasn't impressed. Namco's idea of a "sale" on these things is ridiculous. Even on sale, it's still cheaper to get the PSP games.