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02 August 2016 @ 05:04 am
Playing the older games, Retour and timeline question...  

I used to post here ages ago. It is good to know the community is still here! I have been having a major Angelique Renaissance since re-watching the Neo Angelique anime in February and, much to my delight, finally getting to play an Angelique game with Retour. I've been fangirling it all alone to fervent fanfiction writing levels since March... I'm glad to find somewhere a bit active to talk about it.

Now I would really love to play some of the older games. I just bought the PC version of Etoile, and hopefully I can get to work on an old laptop. I imagine I should be able to attempt Neo Angelique and Maren when I get a PSP. (Are PSPs regionally locked? I am assuming that I should get a Japanese version.) What about Trois, Special 2 and Requiem? Is there any way to play them without buying old Japanese consoles and trying to get them to work with newer US TVs? I saw Requiem on a kind of sketchy website as being downloadable, but I didn't get it to work.

On Retour... I have a lot to say and am not sure where to start. lol. I will happily post a synopsis of Brian's parts, for those who can't play Retour, if there is any interest. It has its issues, but I kind of love his story. I wish I knew when his birthday is! It is a silly thing, but I like to know this stuff!

The most important (for my fanfic, anyway) question is... Is there ever mentioned anywhere just how much time passes on the continent in relation to the flying city? There is rather contradictory information. Brian says more than once, IIRC, that it has been decades... and there is a scene that indicates that is the case, but the priest doesn't age that much. He just goes from about 8 to perhaps 18 or so when I got the game to last over 100 days or so. I assumed that the priest has power like a Guardian's, which is why he ages minimally, but uncertain timelines bug me when writing anything.
Current Mood: nerdynerdy
chiisai_himechiisai_hime on August 3rd, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
Yup, PSPs are unlocked~ (and thank the guardians they released retour on psp so I didn't have to buy a vita). Brian is hnnggg ♥
I had Etoile on a windows xp so I expect it'll work on older platforms. Haven't played the PS2 games, but the JP consoles shouldn't be too expensive now if you have to get one. It's probably possible to get a region free emulator but I'm not too sure about the logistics of that XD
JolineD: Neo Angelique- Hyuga & Angesiriusstar on August 4th, 2016 08:27 am (UTC)
Oh, good. I am glad to know that I can just get a US PSP. Hopefully they are cheaper than the Japanese PSPs. $245 seems a bit steep for old technology.

I loved Brian... I dearly want to find a fan art of him knitting, but have found nothing yet. I just can't believe that it doesn't exist!
Galynthiagalynthia on October 13th, 2016 09:40 am (UTC)
A couple months late to the party but just as a heads up, I've also been re-playing the old PS and PS2 games. However I didn't want to have to buy ANOTHER PS2 just to play Japanese games (region locking is the biggest scam). So what I do is I buy the games, rip them to my computer, and play them with an emulator. So far I haven't had any issues with playing them that way ^-^.