• http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Polson/1174777937 John Polson

    ok well i hope sells are good enough to convince the proliferation of CAVE games coming to the US. We need Ketsui and DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu, along with this game. Here’s to also hoping we see Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets on Live or in some other release the world can try. :)

    • Nico87

      Well, considering CAVE had to start a fu***** poll just to show MS that interest actually exist for CAVE XBLA ports, I strongly doubt that we’ll see anything besides Guwange (won the poll), which has already been announced.

  • Aoshi00

    Did you get the pre-order arranged BGM DLC card, how many extra tracks are there? The guy crooning “Joy to the World” in Jpn was kind of annoying from the trailers.. and I don’t like the new chibi look so much (even though Supe and Lei are cute), even Rosa looks like a kid. Is this actually a prequel to Deathsmiles? Not that the story has much relevance, just wondering if it’s an artistic choice. I prefer Inoue Junya’s more mature drawing (his new Btooom! manga is so violent). Satan Claws, nice name :)

    • http://www.siliconera.com Melinda

      Sorry for waking up late, I’ve been busy, and yes, I did get the DLC BGM card. In fact, I have the OST that came with it.

      From what I can tell, it replaces nearly every soundtrack in the game when turned on.

      The second game is a sequel, the artwork style has changed. I don’t mind the chibi look, only because of the fact that it really does make things all the weirder.

      This is confirmed in one of Rosa’s endings, because you’ll get to see Sakura, post Death Smiles 1.

      Personally, I liked the Joy to the world, only because of the fact that, well… you have this psycho who’s trying his very best to kill you, and well, you hear what I found to be one of the most… just wrong songs you can think of while facing off against him.

      • Aoshi00

        I see, it just seems like a weird art choice to make everyone look 5 yrs younger, it would’ve made more sense if it actually were a prequel where everyone was younger. I thought of getting the LE like Mushi2 and Ketsui then decided against it, the 3D and chibi look just don’t sit well w/ me. And the DLC card came w/ the regular ed too, so I didn’t think just the OST was the extra $60 (the chibi chars on the slip case doesn’t scream “collect me” either :). I actually canceled this and ordered Xenoblade instead, hope I made the right choice. I’m getting the US ver. of Deathsmiles again though for all the goodies, and the Eng. dub would be something new.

        • http://www.siliconera.com Melinda

          Yeah, the OST seems a bit of a steep ask (Although I was concerned they were going to pull the voice acting again)I found that the 3D effects were more charming than anything else, but that’s just a matter of personal taste.What I found more interesting was the fact that despite the initial reports of the game not being all that good (And the arcade mode shows how much it paled against Deathsmiles IIX mode) I think Cave pulled through.It IS significantly easier, for experts anyway, but I’m more happy for the fact I now have three other people who have decided to take up shoot-em-ups as a serious game proposition, which goes to show they did something right at least…

          Oh, and if anyone wants to see a stage in action, I caught a friend of mine playing one of the stages.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZj78Xhc7A&fmt=22

          I didn’t get the time to give this in on time. That’s Arrange Mode, Level 3, Field C, from one end to another with the Arrange Soundtrack on.

          • Aoshi00

            I thought I was going to get this, since I’m getting like all the 360 shmups, but when they put up the 2nd trailer in HD, I watched it three times and told myself I really don’t think I like the 3D look :(.. have to admit the two bears doing the cross kick are pretty cool though :) I dunno, I don’t mind Senko no Ronde Duo being 3D, but I want them to stick w/ 2D sprites, even better w/ HD upgrades like the first Deathsmiles, Mushi2, and Espgaluda 2..

          • http://www.siliconera.com Melinda

            Well, considering you have a Japanese 360, I’d argue it’d be worth a look.

            I found it oddly weird, because of just how many detractors came into play. I don’t necessarily blame them, Arcade Mode wasn’t all that good, compared to DSIIX mode.

            I guess it might come down partly to the fact that I actually like the Chibi look due to the charm it gives – It sets up some of the most adorable shots in the game… and some of the worst jokes you’ll see played on Lei. I still think he got set up something bad.

          • Aoshi00

            Very nice gameplay video and music, I’m sure the game is fun (heard the arranged mode is better than arcade mode too), kinda torn if I should get this. BTW, the DLC card was not included in the game but packaged separately instead right? I hate it when you aren’t sure if you’re getting the card. How about the OST for the LE, are the arranged tracks on it? If so, the soundtrack might actually be worth it.I want to get these drama CDs (you can preview some of them), see I want them to look like this, not some inexplicably shrunk munchkin :(.. I guess I prefer the darker stuff from Inoue to the cuter stuff.. would be nice if these drama all came w/ the LE http://www.cave.co.jp/event/gcommerce/deathsmil…Thanks for all the input.

          • http://www.siliconera.com Melinda

            That’s correct – The card was a first print only thing. They weren’t too clear on that bit, but I decided it was worth it.

            It’s on the easy side (Death Smiles 1 is HARD in comparison, but we’ve no 999 mode yet so no apples to apples comparison yet)

            Unfortunately, there’s only the main soundtrack, and the CD actually missed one of the regular songs too – The track when you’re in the Menu is missing.

            Arrange mode is fun (The video linked is from Arrange) and yes, Arcade mode really, REALLY pales in comparison to either of them.

            There was a reason why everyone was so doubtful with DSIIX – The arcade was a bit disappointing. Can’t blame them – I sort of looked at it once, then went straight back to IIX/Arrange mode.

            I’ll be posting more videos later – the most interesting part I found is just how it drew outsiders in to give the game a try. I have to fend people off these days…

  • masuto

    Wow…just wow.

  • SupaPhly

    oops wrong article

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