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23 March 2004 @ 02:51 pm
Question about FMA PS2 game...  
Well, I just successfully modded my PS2, and of course this means I can finally import other games ...

Sooo basically I was wondering how much Japanese skill is really needed to successfully play the FMA PS2 (or the GBA) game. Mine is incredibly limited (just what I've gleaned from watching anime, and I know kana, but very very little kanji), and I've been debating whether or not it's worth it to import it or just wait for it to come out domestically (I imagine that it eventually *would*, since it's by Square-Enix, and the anime's so popular it's just a matter of time...) but who knows when that will be ...

Any help'd be appreciated. Thanks!

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Allison M: shake itammo on March 23rd, 2004 12:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't had any problems playing it (ps2 game) ... I can't read J very much at all, either. If you're semi-familiar with action-ish games with a few rpg elements, you'll be fine. I'll admit, there's probably some items in my inventory I'm not utilizing to their fullest (figuring out which are health-recovery items wasn't too bad, and the game won't let you "waste" anything if it can't be used), and I probably have better equipment for Ed and Al than I realize :P but I've only run into a few problem spots, and those were really only with troublesome bosses, and getting lost on a few missions. The message board at gamefaqs isn't highly active, but I've managed to see some help offered there, and last I knew, someone had started a small faq that could be of assistance... besides, it's really fun to see the gang's game-versions, and the animated cut scenes are really nice! I think it's pretty fun, although I've not had time to finish it... *le sigh* Nor have I made it to the two "hidden" bosses near the end of the game.. although I can't wait. ;D