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Natsume Brings Over Mystic Chronicles

TwinBahamutTwinBahamut Staff HealerRPGamer Staff
edited February 2013 in Latest Updates
Not content to merely give everyone glorious farming RPGs, Natsume will be giving us an RPG experience that is both much more traditional and a touch more obscure. Feel free to brag to us if you've heard of this one before.

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  • PawsPaws Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2013
    So a few things we weren't able to put in the press release:
    1. Yeah, this is an iOS game, sort of. Think of it as an enhanced port. The PSP game is nearly twice the size, both in content and in raw wordiness.
    2. The game's been completely re-localized; the iOS version suffers from a really BAD translation.
  • AurianAurian Member Full Members
    edited February 2013
    I was playing the iOS version awhile ago, but I didn't get very far. I just found it rather bland. Maybe this version will prove to be better though.
  • PawsPaws Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2013
    I was looking into picking it up but after reading lots of reviews that call it a potentially good game with a horrible translation I was turned away.
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited February 2013
    This game is an exact copy of Fantasy Chronicle from Kotobuki Solutions: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rpg-fantasy-chronicle/id441242571?mt=8
  • PawsPaws Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2013
    It IS Fantasy Chronicle. Or, as I said in the first post, actually an enhanced port of it with a completely new localization. Natsume and Kemco are working together on it. Kotobuki published the iOS version, and has nothing to do with this one...thank goodness.

    Edited to clarify names. I always get them backwards.
  • DaylightDiesDaylightDies Member Full Members
    edited February 2013
    I am excited for this one. The Kemco phone games all look pretty cool, but I have a Blackberry and no desire to game on my phone anyways.
    Bean Forever
  • Rya_ReisenderRya_Reisender Solipsist Snowflake Full Members
    edited February 2013
    Well Fantasy Chronicle was my favorite game from them because the gameplay is quite challenging but not impossible, the dungeon design is nice and the story is quite a bit uncommon. Just didn't get why they would localize it again and then re-release it. Or that everybody looked down on me for liking Kotobuki RPGs but this makes it to the news. =D
  • ZeraseZerase Member Full Members
    edited February 2013
    Well I'm pretty sure most people mentioned already that the translation was bad and that warrants a re-release and people probably are interested now because it's a re-release.
    Zerase ^_^

    Recently Finished: Suikoden II
    Currently Playing: Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Final Fantasy V

  • PawsPaws Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited February 2013
    Rya.Reisender said:
    Well Fantasy Chronicle was my favorite game from them because the gameplay is quite challenging but not impossible, the dungeon design is nice and the story is quite a bit uncommon. Just didn't get why they would localize it again and then re-release it. Or that everybody looked down on me for liking Kotobuki RPGs but this makes it to the news. =D
    Doing some research, Kotobuki publishes a lot of Kemco's games (and other companies as well) -- choosing good games for the English market and releasing them with crap translations. I can see why you'd like them and why you'd be ignorant of their detractors' issues.

    Again, however, this isn't just "same game new dialogue" -- the PSP version (developed after the phone's release) has considerably more depth and breadth than its iOS counterpart.
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