Joined: 21-July 04
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<Editing and addint to the thread title "From Bandai (Japan release only)." 03/16/07 ~Tombow>
does anyone have details for this game? anything apart from the stuff on magic box would do. like charcters or stages what so ever. even thought DC's release date is closer, there seems to be for news on fma2.
Joined: 31-May 04
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YAY! Finally got to play this game today! ^^
I finished Mustang and Hawkeye's scenario and I'm VERY VERY HAPPY! ^^ RxR fans will love this! ^________________^
Ok... review time. I colored them in yellow so that i won't spoil anyone who doesn't want to....
game interface is cute but lacks interactivity... and woud've been better if they added some more goodies
controls are easy... combo moves are easy... but special moves are still a mystery to me (like how to get that "mini-skirt" attack thing)... environment interface is also similar to narutomate heroes, but gameplay is different.
battle mode (in scenario mode) is done by pairs. so it's you and your AI partner. You can command your partner to come with you or perform combo attack with you but other than that, he does things on his own. There are 3 rounds, but it's non stop. meaning, each party has 3 rounds. If one of the characters die, 1 round is taken from the that team. if the other is defeat, then another round is gone. then if one of them dies again, they finally lose.
it's also very frantic and fast paced. while a character prepares to do a special move (you know, with all the posing and stuff), the actual game play is displayed in a small screen. you can still move around giving you a chance to get out of that place and save your butt from the attack... OR attack the character strong enough to disable his special attack.
characters include: Default: - Ed - Al - Mustang - hawkeye - Armstrong - Hughes
menu include: - scenario mode - battle mode - practice mode - item mode (still don't know how this works though) - game setting - omake
Graphics is okay... Cell-shaded and look very close to anime. controls are a bit jerky though and the frantic pace gets me confused at times... those special attack poses are distracting, I tell you. AI is... pretty stupid. sometimes, your opponent's partner will do nothing to help his buddy.
The battles in the scenario mode are pretty easy... until you get to pride who fights solo! yeah, you da man, pride! :,3
he's pretty tough, but if you're a long range character, he'll be pretty easy. just stay in one place, shoot him before he gets to his swords, wait for him to get up a bit, and shoot him again. keep at this pace and you'll get through just fine. took me lss than an hour to figure this out.
as I said before... I suck at fighting games. so, it means that this title is pretty easy... that or there's a difficulty mode there somewhere that I ignore to change.