QUOTE(kokoro_shadow_angel @ Nov 30 2005, 03:40 PM) [snapback]322132[/snapback]
wow, i suddenly feel excited for college LOL
*sigh* well, not drooling over Pride!Ed...i'm drooling over Al and Roy! LoL...well, to each her own ^^
well, don't know much about phantomphobia...i'll see what i can find out about it...idk if it'll have a better story the bluebird but you said blubird has better programming...and i personally prefer the bluebird art....then again, art can only take you so far when you reallie wanna know the story....
well, since I already finished the game once, I don't mind giving you a simply summary cuz you are one of the few that didn't just brick me with requests for game/gallery/whatever...
(yeaa, I love Al in BBI too... Roy is okay... but Al in Phantomphobia is a really cute guy =w= Niisan-complex xDDDDDDDDDD jsut kidding.)
[day1] One day, armor!Al and Ed were doing an alchemy experiment @ eastern head quarter... then some sort of error occured. and Ed got thrown to this alternate world... (you don't get to see armor!Al anymore from here) and he fainted due to hunger (i think) and was rescued by human!alter!Al (as shown above... he looks awfully a lot alike to Heiderich except for eye color and niisan-complex =w=~~)
(oh yea, he lost his silver watch when he arrived)
Then Ed learned that (the screenshot was Ed woke up and saw human!Al, thinking that Al had returned to normal) this is actually not his world because... alchemy is forbidden (alter!al doesn't know alchemy) they didn't burn down their house (altho Trisha did die of illness, hoho-papa did left them) ...etc. Same as BBI... this game saves everyday at night. (at this point, Ed and Al were supposed to be working in Central to make some money then return to Resembool... alter!Al believed this Ed is his real brother... even up till the end of the game, alter!Ed remains a mystery.... since there is supposed to be a second part to this game but it was never released
[day2] Since they are returning to Resembool the next day, they decided to hang out in central to shop and stuff... then in an antique store, Ed found his Silver Watch and the store owner (who FOUND it) said Ed has to pay him 100000 for the watch back... Ed just had the feeling that getting the watch back may help him get back to his world, so... they then went off to get 5000 more dollars (they have 95000 savings)
How to get the 5000? It's through card game... find a kid in the little alley, and he will play against you... in my case, if you won, you get 2500; lost, loss 700 (but since you have no money at the beginning, if you lose first card game, you get gameover... also, from PP's message board, some people said that their winning wasn't 2500... so I guess it's randomized.... it was 2500 for me both times) so... the best way of winning + getting the most money outta the kid would be, beat him once... you have 2500 now, then lose once, leaving you with 1800... then win twice more, giving you a grand total of 6800... he just won't play with you anymore after you got over 5000
Now that you have enough money (oh yea, you play as Ed in the game thru out the whole game, not like BBI, where you get to play as Al and Roy for a short while) you went back to the store... well, the bastard store owner tell you that someone bought the watch for 800000, and will come pick it up tomorrow... so, since you are ED, you went to beat up the store owner and took the watch back xD Sweatdropping, Al left the store with you, and took 5000 from you cuz he says it's for daily expenses... (aww ;_; my money) then you go home and sleep... (no, not on the same bed as Al... ;_; but then hey, they never specified that its' NOT the same bed, so it COULD be the same bed xD *gets stoned*)
[day3] You notice that the Silver watch is moving backward...wondering if it has sometime to deal with you being in this alter world... anyways, go upstairs now, in room 3 an old lady will give you a crystal ball which she claims can make people love you more... (but you dunno how to use it) Then you went to hang around central yourself (however, you were told not to go to the forest area since there was murdering events there)... and you went to the forest (you have to.
or else the day won't end) and either...
1. see a chimera
2. see two soldiers get killed off
and you were spotted too... anyways, after that, you ran back to central... here is sth optional, go visit the fortune teller and give her the crystal ball... she will preform the magic trick once for you free, then it's 500 once later on (choose whether you want Al, Roy, or Envy to like you more... I choose Al of cuz. =w=) and the fortune teller can also tell you which person likes you the most at the time being (if you didn't see Envy in day 2, then it's Al.) for free.
So, you went to the antique store area and notices that soldiers were surrounding it and all... then the kid that plays card game with you tells you that some suspicious kids (which is Ed and Al) stole a watch from the store... and beat up the owner... from the kid's description, you immediately realized that it's you... well, you then ran back to the inn you were staying at, finding Al trying to get you to leave with him asap... but, too late, a few soldiers caught you and brought you away...
Al got locked up, while you got throw to the Fuhrer's room... and you realized that the Fuhrer is Roy (which you were very amused by how that useless became fuhrer) then the Fuhrer told you that Edward Elric is a strange being... as both the country and the Elric's family history, does not have the existant of this person.... (this part confused the hell outta me... what's with Al? @_@) and also, Roy somehow figured that you know alchemy, and asked you for help to track down and destroy this underground alchemy group (Roy himself knows alchemy too, even tho he is the fuhrer ¬_¬;; the fuhrer breaking the country's law...) If you don't help Roy up, then both you and Al will get thrown to jail for...
1. stealing the silver watch (here you find out that Roy was the idiot that paid 800000 for the watch)
2. murdering of the soldiers in the forest
so, chioiceless, you agreed to help Roy, and then you return to the Inn with Al, and explained a bit to him...
You are supposed to go to the HQ to meet Roy to get your mission details... Hughes came to pick you up, and Al insisted to go to HQ with you... then the 3 of you went to the HQ... altho Roy was angry that Al also came (yay Al!)... but since he didn't specify that Ed has to come alone... anyways, you received info that the group might be in the forest area... so, telling Al to go back to the Inn first, you went to the forest to investigate...
then in a hidden church in the forest, you found... Envy, who claims to be the head of the Underground Alchemy group (i will shorten it as UAG from now on) "oroborous" (how do you spell that tattoo? ^^; ) and tells you that if you want to join, you have to beat him in a card game (if you lose, you get game over... I lost 3 times ;_; cuz Envy has more HP and Attack point than you...) Then Envy talked more with you, you learned a little more detail about him... (there is no other homunculus in this game, but I think if... part 2 is ever released, other homunculus will be there.) and you returned to central, to the Inn, answering more of Al's concern, and sleep...
(oh yea, both Roy and Envy in day 4, told you to go see them asap on day 5)
you got a fever... and armstrong came visit (XD *points to screenshot above)
after sleeping for a while, you felt better and went to the cafe of the Inn (actually, I go there everyday just to see Al more xD; ) and realize that Al has been working there to earn a living because you two had to stay in Central for who-knows-how-much-longer... thanking him, you left and went to HQ to report to Roy (I forgot the details of this...)
then you went to the church to look for Envy too and Envy asked you to clean his room for him (actually, i forgot whether this was for day 5 or day 6...)
Then Envy questioned whether you were from the military or not... then told you that he doesn't mind exchanging some sort of info with you... cuz Envy thinks that Ed might be able to help him understand alchemy more (Envy can't use alchemy)
.... i don't really remember what was going on for day 5, so let it be now. xD;;
... not sure if the first thing done was to roy or envy... forgot. ^^;
So you went to the church again, (forgot whether room cleaning was here or day 5 xD;; )...
then Envy asks you to take a walk with him... and by the pond, you realized that Al (<3 xD) has actually been worried and followed you around... then we get the mouth fight *points to screenshow above xD*... and Envy noticed that the chimera was coming, so he saved YOU (not Al!!), and Al got attacked by the chimera... so, to save Al, you... have a card game with the chimera ._. (again, lose = game over... the chimera is even stronger than Envy) after beating the crap outta the chimera, angrily, you left with Al...
Went to HQ. You report to Roy that you two were attacked by the chimera... then Roy asks you to invite Envy to the hunt for chimera... Al, being all confused about what was going on, especially after you confessed that you know how to use alchemy (actually, I forgot when this confession was. xD), ran off... then Roy tries to make you stay saying that "this is the only place you belong to" or sth like that (ew, my head hurts xD;; ) but I had Ed chase after Al... then had Ed not to bother Al when Al is frustrated by the water fountain...
then at night, you explained a bit of stuff to Al (like how you are not of this world... you are from the other world... blah blah blah) and i forgot the details, but Al isn't mad at you anymore...
Al isn't too happy that you have to go look for Envy today again, but he can't do anything about it since he has to work ;_;
Anyways, you went to the church to invite Envy to do chimera hunting with you... and he accepted, then both of you went to see Roy to discuss battle plans and all (this part would be funnier if I attach screenshots to explain, but since I am too lazy right now... and thus short summary is getting too long >_> I will save it for later) so, later on, you will start chimera hunting with Envy...
and of course, you made Al worry about you again after you told him this at the Inn...
~to be continued~ (dammit, release part 2 already!)
what's crappy about this game:
- frequent crashes (even tho I only completed the game ONCE, i think i played it like 3~4 times already)
- out of character-ness (especially Envy... he is like the world's most annoying Edward-fangirl. seriously.)
- frequent error (like the screen going black but the game still running)
- not minimize-ab;e (BBI is minimize-able)
- Print screen key doesn't work (I had to download a separate program to take screenshots... but when I use the screenshot program, the game tend to crash faster)
- I hate how they drew the eyes... (even tho I like how this game feels more fan-made and more shounen-ai than BBI.)
- too short.
- the whole plot itself is out-of-character (but then, it's because it's alternate universe)
- lack of characters
What this game is better than BBI:
- card game! <3 the card game is very entertaining... a lot of variety... unlike BBI, which only had "attack" "defend" "alchemy" "heal", PP's card game has like Al, Envy, Armstrong cards... many characters/FMA plot related cards that are very funny and hilarious...
there is even this uke!Roy card xD, but I forgot what it's function was... and this one which you can transmute human!Al (soo cute!) and double all your attack from then... awesome card game *-* (but it's easy to crash, again...)
- umm... it's hilarious whenever Envy is around.
- ... well I like nii-san complex!Al... =w=
; that's it.
... short summary... short eh? took me 40 minutes @_@