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  1. The big thing that the LE comes with is a Blu-ray edition of Flashback 2012 (plus a whole lot of printed extras). For me, even if the quality may not be that good (depending on the materials they had access to master it), having a copy of Flashback 2012 that'll play natively in my PS3 is worth it for me. Was dreading having to buy that seperately.
  2. I wanna subscribe to the theory that II is a fictional show within the Macross universe. If memory serves, a couple of the vocal songs from II appear in the 7 TV series so one would assume it fits in somewhere, even though it's been officially denied as a part of the timeline.
  3. So did anyone catch tonight's episode/season finale "Reincarnation?" In the third segment, I know I caught the "Alien Attack" theme from Robotech, the Battle of the Planets main theme, and some Voltron music as well. I know I'm missing some. Anyone else recognize anything else? What I'd like to know is how they got the rights to use all that music. That was pretty cool though. Best finale ever!
  4. This particular game doesn't come out until April 14, which is probably why no one's commented much. The game itself should be easy enough to play; many people with no knowledge of Japanese can navigate the menus with the help of a menu translation guide, or those with basic katakana knowledge can navigate most of the menus. The game mechanics are easy to grasp as it's no different than many turn-based tactical strategy games (ex. Final Fantasy Tactics). The only thing you miss out on is most of the story, although if you've seen some or many of the series involved, it's fairly easy to follow. I only have basic Katakana knowledge and maybe learned only 200 or so Kanji in University, but I've been able to enjoy the other games regardless. For me, the appeal is in being able to play with so many robots from different series together in different scenarios, and the turn-based strategic nature of the game allows me to take my time and savor the game. Plus, with the games that have squadron support (ex. Super Robot Wars Alpha 3) I think it's cool that you can put an EVA and a few Valkyries in a squad, and then make the Valkyries throw support cover fire while the EVA goes in with its main attack. Of course, YMMV in terms of how you enjoy the game.
  5. So Banpresto's making a sequel to the Super Robot Wars Z for the Playstation 2, but it'll be debuting on the PSP this time and in *two* parts. The first part is entitled Super Robot Wars Z 2: Hakai-Hen (translation: World Breaking) The new series that will be appearing in this game: Armored Trooper Votoms Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Treachery Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (1st Season) Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen Chikyuu Bouei Kigyou Dai-Guard Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Guren-hen Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers - Along with those that appeared in the previous game. More details here. Famitsu is also streaming a promotional video for the first game as well. This line up is looking pretty good, but I still miss the classic Macross series. I'll be picking this one up for sure.
  6. Interesting, looks like you can play in EX Gear as well according to the video. Looking forward to this one too. At this rate, there'll probably be at least one more game after the second movie comes out.
  7. I think we saw some 3D cell-shaded Sheryl in there. Very interesting!
  8. Well, the PS2 handled ACE games fine, so in terms of hardware processing power, the PSP can handle a game like this. It'll be interesting to see how the game controls work out, considering you're losing a pair of shoulder buttons and an analog stick. Still though, I'm excited! Going to pre-order this one as soon as it's available.
  9. If and when you do decide to get a PS3, you can probably find a used copy of ACE:R for cheap. I have to say that the graphics and cut scenes look great though! They've really tried to mimic the look and feel of the TV series, at least when it comes to MacF.
  10. I got this in the mail shortly after Valkryia Chronicles 2 came out, so I've been spending more time with VC2 in order to finish it first (and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep comes out next week, so I have no idea how I'm going to balance all these video games). I have played a bit of ACE:R though, starting with the Mac F campaign. I only completed the first scenario, but in terms of gameplay, it seems similar to the previous ACE games, so if you enjoyed those, you'll probably enjoy this. If your only exposure is to MAF and MUF and you're looking to play the Valkyries here, the control scheme is a little different and takes some getting used to (ex: switching modes also uses the right analog stick, although the directions are reversed from MUF; i.e. up for Batroid, down for Fighter). Also, I seem to recall being able to use missiles in Gerwalk mode on the VF-1s and YF-19 & 21 in ACE:2 and ACE:3, but it seems like on the VF-25, you can only use them in Fighter mode (although I do need to play more to learn the controls and glazed through the tutorials so I could be missing something). Weapon placement and choices in the various modes is different as well. However, the gameplay (at least with the Valkyries) doesn't seem as "fast" as with the PSP games (although Fighter mode seems to go too fast for me, in terms of movement, but I suck at fighter mode in all the games with Valkyries in them ), but again, it's like comparing apples and oranges as they're different games from different series and different studios. I haven't played ACE 2 or 3 in a while, but ACE:R in terms of gameplay speed seems to be about the same. It was fun though, for the little bit that I played. I'm definitely looking forward to playing through the MacF and Super Robot Wars OG campaigns, and I'll post more thoughts once I have time to do so. However, if you're looking for a similar experience to MUF, you might as well get the Macross F movie Blu-ray with Trial Frontier included; I'm pretty sure the experience will be the same.
  11. Another problem is that (as of 2002) HG owns the trademark to the name "Macross" (at least in the US) as it applies to animation and books, so if there were to be a domestic US release, it'd have to be named something different, or a deal would have to be worked out with HG to use it. I'm pretty sure Big West wants nothing to do with HG at this point and would prefer to just ignore them, Western fan base be damned. Still though, I really can't understand why they can't include English subs on these Blu-rays and DVDs. It's not stopping me from buying them, but I find it hilarious that the MacF TV series Blu-ray menus are entirely in English.
  12. Apparently this game has sold 189,000 copies so far. So at say $80 a pop, that's like over $15 million, if my math is right. That's a good thing for the franchise, right? Or are those numbers average? http://superrobotwar.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/srwhotnews_acer8_sale2.jpg Article: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/81637/the-japan-preview-822-edition-ace-r-opens-well/
  13. Not sure if this is the right place or not, but the Macross Frontier Music Clip Shuu Nyankuri Blu-ray and DVDs are starting to become available for preorder at various places around the 'net. Can't tell if there's a pre-order bonus. CD Japan doesn't list anything in regards to first press extras. HMV Japan seems to have the cheapest price right now (pre-shipping costs) if you take advantage of their multi-buy promotion. Amazon Japan has it listed, but unavailable for order. Chose to get mine from CD Japan. CD Japan currently has the DVD listed as Region 2 and the Blu-ray as Region Free. 40 minute runtime with 5.1 and stereo options. Release date Dec 15, 2010. Description: "Music clip collection release from anime series “Macross Frontier” featuring eight music clips and popular scenes from TV series and theatrical features. Also includes newly-created footage such as interview with Ranka and Sheryl and TV spot starring Ranka plus choreography footage starring 3D character version of Megumi Nakajima & May’n." Anyways, I would have thought it'd be cooler to name it Flashback 2062 or something like that Edit: And only eight songs? That's too bad. Lots of music to choose from, but I guess that's why there's the Budokan video.
  14. Looks like some people have gotten their copy early on 2ch and it looks like you can have Custom Soundtracks based on situation (Normal, Boss, Chase, etc). That'll be so cool! Can't wait for this game to arrive; problem is that it'll probably take two weeks to get to me since I got it from YesAsia using the free shipping method http://superrobotwar.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/a-c-er-released/
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