Record Of Agarest War 2 Has Bathhouse And Massaging Mini-Games

By Spencer . July 7, 2010 . 2:05am

imageDengeki has bits of new information about Record of Agarest War 2. Scans from the magazine reveal mini-games and in one of them you get to play as a masseuse.

 

The massage mini-game boosts the status of the game’s heroines after you give them an oil massage. Compile Heart also created a bathhouse mini-game where players adjust the water temperature. Get it just right and you’ll increase the heroine’s feelings towards you.

 

Affection levels with the girls change the course of the game. Your next hero is (pro)created via the soul breed system. Dengeki also mentions towns in the game can evolve during the generation change too. A village can grow into a bustling metropolis with new facilities.

 

Record of Agarest War 2 is scheduled to come out this fall.


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  • Kunio_kun

    Aksys, please???

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Ohhh i hope the 1st one did well, so aksys can bring this one!

  • MisterNiwa

    Someone massage me please.

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      okay, *squiky* *squaky* *blob*

      • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

        *facepalm

        • MisterNiwa

          You’re just jealous.

      • MisterNiwa

        Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    Can Atlus or Xseed get this, instead of Aksys this time?

    • Hraesvelgr

      Why? I think Aksys’ translation was a little too liberal at times, but they did pretty well with it overall.

      • SeventhEvening

        I thought the translation was fine, but it was some of the worst marketing I’ve ever seen. I think they chose to target perverts, when the game really isn’t that risque. They should have targeted strategy buffs and highlighted the soulbreed system more. Every time I thought I wanted to check the game out because the soulbreed system sounded cool, they’d release some cheesy video with pornomusic or announce more pillowcases.

        Maybe that’s just me though.

        • Hraesvelgr

          Nah, I agree with that. I guess they were trying to get “other” people interested in it as well, though. Wonder if it even helped them at all.

          • SeventhEvening

            That’d be something interesting to see. I know in my case, I wound up not buying it, but watching a friend play it. I thought the 360 retail release was too embarrassing to buy (I was working at a gamestore, so I work with those people) and I thought the digital release was too expensive (after all, I can’t buy or sell it used). So I’m one customer they lost with that strategy.

      • http://honorless.net honorless

        IIRC, this guy’s still bitter about the 360 version of Agarest getting a retail/LE release—and is quite convinced that Atlus or XSEED could manage a PS3 retail release with all the goodies for Agarest 2.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

          Actually, it’s more that I would’ve really liked an English dub. I could care less about the goodies. Did I think it was crappy of Aksys to not release them for PS3? Yeah. But I didn’t mind downloading the game. On the other hand, though, I imagine a choice of an English dub would’ve gone a long way towards a PS3 retail release, for one.

          Not to mention, I didn’t like the whole porno advertising that they went with on this one. They not only stacked the deck in favor of the 360 version, they ignored the people who would actually enjoy the game, in favor of appealing to the pervs in the audience.

          I would rather see the next title treated somewhat respectfully and correctly.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Lee/518924335 Tommy Lee

            Wasn’t almost every line voiced? That’s a lot of dialogue to be dubbed and I don’t think we have enough VAs to cover every character.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

            They could very easily do what NISA do and just have the major scenes voiced in English.

            Plus, as I said above, the game advertised like it was Queen’s Blade or something.

          • http://honorless.net honorless

            I have no idea what her source was, so this could be entirely BS, but Miruki made a comment about the lack of a dub for Agarest being part of a stipulation from IF because they were so horrified by Chaos Wars. http://www.siliconera.com/2010/04/20/oh-dear-arc-rise-fantasias-dub/#comment-45794253

            Not sure how well that holds up, though. Trinity Universe is getting a dub…but NIS helped develop that one, so there could be some special exceptions being made there.

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      Besides, Aksys just did more like a clean up of the European Version for Agarest Wars, all other games i’ve played, directly from Aksys, has the translation pretty much at Atlus’s or NISA’s level

  • http://www.themogblog.com/ Edward Walton

    Come on Aksys, gotta do it one more time~

  • cowcow

    The graphics don’t do the material justice so it’s hard for me to care

  • http://www.tbstactics.com mjemirzian

    They might as well just throw away any pretense of strategy or combat and make your victory dependent on how well you do at massaging and pleasuring your harem.. er.. heroines.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      A SRPG always will involve strategy regardless of what that entails.

      • http://www.tbstactics.com mjemirzian

        LOL. Agarest War is more grinding and tedium than what laughably amounts to ‘strategy’. They might as well call it a grind fanservice RPG.

        • Ereek

          . . .not really. I didn’t grind at all beating Agarest. I spent a bit of time grinding for the True Ending bosses, but during the normal game? None.

          However, I will admit that by the end of the game you rely on pretty much the same strategy for bosses, especially the True Ending.

          • http://www.tbstactics.com mjemirzian

            Those hundreds of forced random encounters throughout the game that artificially lengthens it by 40-50 hours is called forced grinding. Of course some empty-headed players take it a step further and grind even more on top of that. Calling the game anything close to ‘strategic’ is a joke.

          • Ereek

            Now, I’ve been saying exactly what you said – repetitive required forced battles – about the title since before the US release of the game, so I’m not going to disagree with you about that.

            However, I wouldn’t define that as grinding. That’s why these slang terms are so hard to use. Things like “JRPG” and “WRPG,” too. Not everyone uses them the same way and it causes confusion. It might be best to say instead of grinding “long, pointless, mundane required battles” to clarify your statement.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kevinlor Kevin Lor

          y do u need to grind? this game is ez as hell! playing on hard and its still ez. U just need some strat in ur fights.

  • masuto

    Hmm…personally, I’d say forget Agarest Zero and focus on bringing over Agarest 2.

  • Trotmeister

    Those who are begging publishers to localize this game – have you people actually played the original Agarest? It’s freaking H O R R I B L E. I bought it on PSN on day one and I STILL can’t bring myself to play it more than like few hours a week. It’s so bad it makes me depressed.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JCKKFWPSVYOMU6HP6YHDG265XE Gordy Sqrl

      You could stop playing it and leave it to the people who DO enjoy the game. Like me, for example. I loved it and have finished it three times so far.

      • Trotmeister

        Unfortunately, I am obliged to play it through and review it.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JCKKFWPSVYOMU6HP6YHDG265XE Gordy Sqrl

          Ow. My sympathies, then. I’ve done reviews where I hated the game. It’s never fun. Good luck.

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          that is one review i dont wanna read

          • Trotmeister

            Don’t worry, you won’t have to. It’ll be written in russian.

          • Ereek

            Actually, now I’m curious, since that is a language I can read.

            Of course, I probably won’t agree with it, and I’ve written a review of my own, but sometimes it’s nice to read opposing opinions.

          • Trotmeister

            I’ve no idea when I’ll finish my review. Now that Agarest 2 is announced, I might wait for it to be released, check out Zero in the meantime, and make an article on the whole series. I do that sometimes.

            If you’re interested, you can read my other TRPG reviews. They’re collected here – valour.ru.

          • Ereek

            Replying up here because I can’t reply below. Thanks for the link, I’ll look around at work later.

  • Guest

    But does it have actually enjoyable gameplay?

  • Guest

    Don’t worry, you won’t have to. It’ll be written in russian.

  • http://otoboku.se manga

    I´d love to see what they made different in this title. So far it seems as if they have chosen a bit different layout for battles and that you have to play minigames to increase the heroines feelings for you.

    Both good and bad.

    I don´t call Record of Agarest grinding. There are a set amount of battles that you fight trough. Other than that there is no need to run around in circles looking for battles to increase your stats. That is what I call grinding.

    I just hope that someone picks it up and brings it over to the states so I can decide then if I want to buy it or not.

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