Mana Khemia: Student Alliance Takes Extra Credit PSN Download Class

By Spencer . June 25, 2009 . 11:16am

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Loading times ruined Mana Khemia: Student Alliance for me. Even with the jumpstart feature the game chugged along. Perhaps, Mana Khemia would work better if it was saved on a memory stick.

 

We’ll find out soon since Mana Khemia: Student Alliance is heading to the PlayStation Store… in Hong Kong. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong has Mana Khemia: Student Alliance slated for release on PSN next week and it’s the English version localized by NIS America. Since a downloadable version is ready I’m counting on Mana Khemia: Student Alliance to appear in North America’s PlayStation Store too. It’s not like NIS America is shy about digital distribution or anything…


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  • Ereek

    The load times ruined MK Portable for me, as well. I already own the physical copy, so I probably won’t be getting this.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    I already own the PS2 version so I wouldn’t need this either. Though that version has it’s fair share of slow down during some game areas, the loading is bearable. I urge to hunt it down. I think it gotten reprinted recently.

  • Lucky

    Can you play PSP downloaded games on your PS3? Or do you have to transfer the games over to your PSP?

    • http://thestoppableforce.net/ stoppableforce

      PSP downloadable games have to be transferred to the PSP.

      • Malek86

        Are you forced to move them, or can you simply copy them? I wouldn’t mind being able to at least keep some games stored on my PS3′s HDD.

        • http://thestoppableforce.net/ stoppableforce

          Copy. They just hang out on your PS3′s HDD.

  • entrydenied

    I wonder whether they’ll fix the endgame weapons bug.

  • Malek86

    I bought it. Not too shabby. The load times are much better, apparently (I’ve looked up the UMD and PS2 versions on Youtube for comparison). Moving between some areas still takes a bit of time, but doesn’t seem too different from the PS2 version. And battles now take less than two seconds to start. I heard people say the UMD version even lagged when jumping, but there is none of that here. I did notice a one-second lag when closing the menu screen (not when you open it), but only that much. Unfortunately this doesn’t solve the framerate problems and slight lag during battles, but at least now it’s very playable.

    It comes at 112hkd, which is about 10€, so that’s pretty low.

    There is still the option to install data, but I haven’t used it because I don’t want to waste another 250Mb on my stick, and besides, wouldn’t it be useless now?

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