Post by RyuKisargi on May 20, 2014 21:41:22 GMT -5
I was going through my old backups from when I had a PSP-2000, and I found some partial rips of the Gagharv trilogy I had made way back in the day, got me thinking about it.
So what was the actual thing with that? LoH1 goes first, LoH3 goes second, and LoH2 goes last in the trilogy? I actually loved the battle system for 'em, I remember nearly breaking my first PSP-1000 on the first title when I got it way way back in the day.
... And that now makes me think of Astonishia Story 1, so broken, so awesome still.
Dogi fanboy. Breaking walls since this site was born!
I'm an emulation guy, but I like to buy stuff too every now and then.
In terms of proper release order, it's LoH3: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch, LoH4: A Tear of Vermilion and LoH5: Song of the Ocean. Which, using the American numbering system, would be LoH2, LoH1, LoH3.
In terms of in-world chronology, I think Tear of Vermilion comes first, then Song of the Ocean, then Moonlight Witch. I miiiiight have those first two reversed, but I don't think so -- though I am 100% certain that Moonlight Witch is the last game chronologically. That would be LoH4, LoH5, LoH3 using the Japanese numbering, and LoH1, LoH3, LoH2 using the American numbering.
As for the battle system, it's a pale shadow of the original, which was more of a real-time system -- almost RTS in nature, but with just enough turn-based to even things out and keep them interesting. I liked the original system waaaaaaay better than the one used in the PSP versions -- and it's especially annoying since Moonlight Witch's Japanese PSP port had a battle system very similar to the original PC iteration's, but because Bandai Japan changed it for Tear of Vermilion, and Tear of Vermilion is the game we got first over here, Moonlight Witch's American PSP version got its battle system overhauled to match.
Add to that the unfortunate localization choices, and we didn't really get a fair representation of this trilogy over here, sadly.