Avin and Mile's friendship was powerful enough to shine through the shoddy translation and still make me feel things during a few events in Tear of Vermillion. I didn't really get anything emotional from Song of the Ocean, though, except "I'm gonna smash these Numeros Empire scum!"
Hmmm....Despite the misgivings about the translation, I wanted to get copies of the PSP versions the Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch and Song of the Ocean. Even cursory examination gives me little motivation to play Tear of Vermillion. The character artwork certainly is one of the highlights of the PSP versions.
Then again, I much prefer to play the PC versions....
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Aug 25, 2010 21:44:39 GMT -5
Yeah, depsite the terrible translation, I LOVED Moonlight Witch, & also loved Cagesong of the Ocean. Tear of Vermillion was ok, but it also had the most grammatical errors, & I just wasnt into it like the other 2.
Out of curiosity, how do the PSP Gagharv games stack up to the PC ones in Japanese? Most of the complaints directed at the PSP games seem to be based on the English translation, and I was curious about how they fared when that was taken out of the equation, as I'm probably going to tackle the Gagharv trilogy after Sora no Kiseki. I already have Shiroki Majo on the PSP, which seems awfully nice, but I don't really have anything to compare it to. And I know the other two titles moved a little further from the source material, changing the battle system to something more Lunar-esque. Are they still worth playing on the PSP, or would it be better to play the other two on the PC?
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2010 23:38:41 GMT -5 by Nalacakes
I've played the Saturn version through, and I don't recall any additional scenes. I do prefer it to the PS1 version though - that's just a straight port on a system that isn't well suited to handling the original, wheras the Saturn version plays to the systems strengths. The battles are interesting in one way - there are no random battles at all, which means that for every encounter you're exactly the level you should be so you an just get on with it and enjoy the story.
The downside is Jurio is utterly useless - he didn't get a single skill throughout the entire game, so the only thing he could do was attack. The other weird thing is they didn't seem to alter the spells to the new system, which meant that even at the end of the game there were spells on sale that I couldn't buy :/
So yeah the battle system is badly broken, but it looks pretty and doesn't stick around too long so it's not so bad.