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15 August 2009 @ 03:41 am
Fullmetal Alchemist Wii - Akatsuki no Ouji (Summary + Comments)  
I have finished chapter 6 of the game. Here is summary and my comments about the game, behind the cut!

A simple description of this game is... a big party filled w/ crack? lol
If you are a fan of the PS2 FMA adventure games, you're gonna be disappointed (I am one of them...)

I haven't cleared the game. Just finished Chapter 6, but won't have a chance to play Ch 7 until Sunday x_x
This game is mini-game based. Although I like mini-games, the mini-games in this Wii game is just... average. Not that fun, and you can get bored from it easily.

But I guess the mini-games were made to use the motion-detection funcion of the Wii... so that's why there is no fighting component in this game at all (ie, no button smashings)
So if you like leveling up and such, this game has none of that.

There are mini-games such as... searching for items, fixing the automal, escaping via underground routes...etc
This game only uses the Wiimote. You don't need the nunchuk for it. Hence the motion controls is... hard to be precise, because it all depends on if you held the Wiimote correctly. =\

The boss stage of chapter 1 took me like an hour @_@ For that stage, you need to swing your Wiimote up/down/left/right to dodge Roy's attacks, and if you missed *one*, you have to start over. Sometimes even if you did the motion correctly, the Wii'd still say you did it wrong... perhaps your angle was off by a little, I don't know. I was so relieved when I finally passed that part, since it was getting really frustrating =_=; It would be much easier if it's about pressing the right buttons lol... instead of depending on motion detection...

In order to fully enjoy this game, you need to be able to read at least some Japanese... enough to understand the story. Unlike the old PS2 games (which is all about beating up chimeras and killing bosses through button smashings), you actually need to think about what the hints mean, look for the correct items, and do the correct actions. (Well I guess you can follow a walkthrough to do it, but what's the fun of that?) Although for most parts, you can still proceed in the story even if you failed the missions, but then you won't be able to collect the CG's and such. If you can read Japanese, the detective part of the game is very easy, because other characters will tell you when you made a mistake, or missed a key item.

My favourite part of this game would be... 99% of the game is dubbed. EVEN THE MINOR CHARACTERS. This is the biggest reason why I don't play anime games in English cuz I can't stand the English voices =P


Chapter 1 (play as Ed, Al, Riza[Envy], Roy)

The prince has arrived, so the Fuhrer decided to host a festival to welcome the prince. Ed was taken away to enter the State Alchemist race, and left Al in the marketplace... In the marketplace, Al met Elena from Aerugo. While Ed is in the race, Al brought Elena around the city, and they agreed to meet up again the next day at noon. (zomg Mary Sue... even worse than Armony...)

During the final round of the race (Ed VS Roy), Al and Elena were watching in the audience. During the fight (the fight was... not hard, just annoying... Wii sensor = bad), an unknown explosion happened (Envy, who took form of Riza, was behind it). While protecting Elena, Al's head fall off...

Chapter 2 (play as Ed, Al)

Ed's automail was damaged during the race yesterday, so Ed and Winry have to look for materials for fixing it, so that Winry can enter the automail contest.

On the other hand, Al went to the clock tower to wait for Elena (he went at 9:30!!! geez). Elena still didn't show up by 12:30, so Al decided to look around for her in case she got lost. (Though Al also worries that it's because she saw that he doesn't have a body) When Al finally found Elena, Elena screamed "Get away from me!" and then ran away (urge to kill this Mary Sue?), so Al went to watch the automail contest alone.

After winning the automail contest, a bad news strikes... Roy was arrested, for an attempt to assassinate the prince! (the unknown explosion during the battle yesterday injured the prince)

Chapter 3 (play as Ed)

In order to save Roy, Ed and Al have to collect evidence, and Ed is going to be Roy's defendent! (HAGAREN x PHOENIX WRIGHT FTW) However, for this part, even if you successfully collected all evidences and managed to defend Roy, you'd still end up losing the case in the end. Both Ed and Roy will be jailed...
Youtube video for this part because it's too awesome (Only the trial. Collecting evidence isn't fun to watch xD)
part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWOeHkncee8
part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfeSmmR-Tj4

Chapter 4 (play as Ed, Fuery, Roy)

Ed and Roy got locked away... Ed will try to escape, but in order to do that, he'll have to do chores (mini-games) everyday. If he did well during the mini-game, he'll get a chance to collect info on escaping. If he didn't manage to escape by the 6th day, Al will come and bribe the guards, so that the mini-games would become easier and Ed will get more time to collect info everyday.

Once Ed manage to escape, he'll get caught and beaten up by Breda, and thrown into Roy's death penalty cell (Breda will put Roy's gloves and a walkie-talkie into Ed's pocket so that Roy can use it later). After Fuery destroyed the transmitter connected to Roy's cell, Roy and Ed will escape from the cell.

After they escaped, the prince decided to let them go. The prince then goes have a dinner with King Bradley, and discuss about the peace agreement for the two countries.

Chapter 5 (play as Elena...........)

I think this is the most pointless chapter of the game lol.

Elena felt bad about mistreating Al earlier, so she decides to look for Al (w/ Winry and Riza's help) and apologizes. After finding Al, Elena and Winry get invited to Riza's place to have a pajamas party (wtf?). They started telling ghost stories... and after all three of them finished, Winry and Riza disappeared after a lightning and thunder. Elena has to look for them inside the dark house (the electricity got cut)... and it's pretty creepy ._. I really hate this part not only because it's hard to see and find the hints (the screen is all dark and red), you also have to keep hearing Elena's scream.....................

After picking up a creepy telephone, the light came back and Winry beat up Ed. Was it Ed who was trying to scare them? It turns out... the creepy voice from the phone... was from someone (thing?) else. Was there really a ghost?!

Chapter 6

At Armstrong's place, a party for welcoming the prince is hosted. (This is where you see all those bikini screencaps, and Riza's purple dress). During the dinner party, you can play as any character you like (Ed, Al, Winry, Roy, Riza, Elena) and switch anytime before 9pm. The best couple will get to watch the fireworks together. Of course, the key of the party is to create a couple, so I attempted to make Ed and Al the couple... (cuz I don't ship Edwin, I don't like Elena, and I want to save Roy/Riza for later) and failed miserably lol. For my first try, I got Roy and Al... so I restarted that part, and I ended up with Ed and... ARMSTRONG WTF.

Chapter 7... getting there =P

Well overall, I love the 99% voice acting, and the crack jokes in this game. However, I still prefer the PS2 adventure based games, because button smashing and leveling up are always fun. =P

For those Ed/Win fans, this game is overflooded with Ed/Win, so you can consider getting this game when/if it's out in US. Ed blushed in front of Winry like 2~3 times as far as I remember.......... while Al blushed over 9000 times in front of Elena =_____=; (I really don't like Mary Sues.............) Roy/Riza is there, but not explicit yet, because for half of this game, Envy disguised as Riza -.-;

I guess you could say there is Roy/Ed too (alone... in the same cell...?), but then Roy is so darn uke in this game lol. The only thing that's lacking in this game... is elricest OTL (why is there no elricest hints ;_; )

PS. Lin/Greed is in the game too. He appeared for one very small scene in chapter 2, when Al was searching for Elena.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
bakyura.: pierce my heart;;pleuvoir on August 15th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Roy getting arrested. . . . a pajama party. . . making a couple. . . and Greedling for like five seconds.

I need a Wii and hope that this game comes out in America.
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on August 15th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hmm I think he had like 5 lines. I'm sure it's longer than 5 seconds xD
hayaaateuh: FMA - Roy Objection !hayaaateuh on August 15th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for the info!
Oh God, a Phoenix Wright crossover! Does Edward say "Objection" too ? xD

Pajamas party. Oh. I... They... WTF?!

This game seems to have much fanservice with Armstrong's party and Greeling appearance. But why have they got to use a Mary-Sue again ? ;o;

(Sorry for my bad English btw >__<)
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on August 15th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yes he does say OBJECTION. Did you watch the youtube video?
hayaaateuh: FMA - Roy Objection !hayaaateuh on August 15th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yep! But I wasn't sure it was what he said.

It's funny that Edward seems more concerned about Roy's lot than Roy himself xD
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on August 15th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Roy is indeed concerned. If you made the wrong move during the trial, he gets really pissed off and worried. On my video I made all the correct moves, so that's why you don't seem him looking concerned.
hayaaateuh: FMA - Roy Objection !hayaaateuh on August 15th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Okay, after all, he has a more normal reaction than I first believed xD

And I have a little question ! Do you know where was the true Riza during all this time ?
armor-alchemistarmoralchemist on August 16th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
I have no idea actually... I don't think they explained where Riza was at that time (it's possible that I missed it though)

Well, Roy and Ed know that it's Envy's doing. After all at this point they already know that King Bradley is a homunculus. So even if Riza knows, she probably can't do much...
hayaaateuh: FMA - Roy Objection !hayaaateuh on August 16th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I had forgotten that she was already under King Bradley's command. So yes, it's plausible that she can make nothing because of Pride's watch or something like that...

Thank you so much for your answers!
Pickles the Great: FMA | MMMmm scientific innuendo.pictash on August 15th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
I think it sounds like adorable time wasting.

sdfgs91_cat_lover on August 15th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
XD... umm WOW...

I can't think of much else to say.
tansyuduri92tansyuduri92 on January 20th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
I actualy think Elena looks realy good for Al

Alphonse is such a gentleman he really deserves one of those traditional proper mannered refined upper class aired woman. Someone who isn't as much of a fighter and appreciates him for who he truly is (not as a fangirl) At the same time there is something in Alphonse that has to look after someone, has to be there to shied protect and cherish, all together thats something that no one BUT an Elena can give him.

I also think its makes the point that you dont have to be a fighter to be a good character.

she also actually reacts to Al unlike 99% of the AlXSue couples I've come across
tansyuduri92tansyuduri92 on January 20th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Oh you are another EdXAl fan?
armor-alchemist: nosebleedarmoralchemist on January 21st, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
no I'm not just another EdxAl fan. I'm an one-of-a-kind EdxAl fan. XDDDDD
tansyuduri92tansyuduri92 on January 21st, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
not just another fan
how so?