Since I can’t post this on Instagram due to its width, here’s an unfiltered picture of all 3 versions of the Mandragoras CollectaCard. (My favourite card. ♥)
To get Holofoil, a card needs to be a level 4. Once it reaches level 7, the Platinum version is unlocked. Levelling simply consists of getting the same card multiple times. Cards unlocked through passwords also count toward the levelling.
Can’t wait to get the Holofoil and Platinum versions of Ozma~! (How can a sphere have different poses? I take it it’ll change in size or the colours will be in a different position?)
It turns out all the fun is in the Chaos Shrine. The Series courses just suck big time.
It’s strange cuz whenever I do one of those courses, I FEEL the grinding, but when I only focus on Dark Note Scores, I’m fine. ^^~
I need to play the FFIV Final Battle music more often. I’m actually surprised the game doesn’t take into account the tunes played in the Chaos Shrine for “Most Played Song” cuz lord knows I’ve played Something to Protect a billion times with a billion different note patterns already.
The randomization has been rather nice lately; it’s stopped hammering me with FFIX and FFXII music. However, they’re still heavily cycled into the courses so I’ll still get them every now and then. .___.
Anyway, I’ve updated my ProfiCard! XD I love FFIII Cid! He looks like such a jolly character~! I even unlocked him as a character to use. ^o^~! You know, it’d be funny if Square trolled everyone and made every crystal unlock some version of Cid. I think my next unlock is Locke or a silhouette that looks like Ashe. I got about 2 – 3 shards left for both.
And here’s the stylus that’s been getting me through all the stages. ^o^ I was using a fat one that I bought from Play Asia a while back but I found that it kept causing me to do horribly. 😦 Since the stylus that came with the 3DS was getting me a better performance, I figured that its size (and possibly the tip) was the problem.
This Taiko no Tatsujin stylus is part of a pair that came with the first DS Taiko no Tatsujin game. The second one also had an identical pair too. :3
Huh. I never noticed that the ones that came with the third game were golden. :O (Damn Nintendo for region locking the 3DS. I can’t play the 3DS Taiko game. >:0)
Since I am error prone, I hardly have any Perfect plays and absolutely no Perfect courses. XD Here are some quick thoughts about the game:
Field and Battle stages are pretty fun~!
The game has some of my favourite tracks like the Main Theme of FFIV, Main Theme from FFI, Battle at the Big Bridge (FFV), and Fight with Seymour (FFX).
Hilarious randomly generated bylines from the FF characters at the start of every stage. For a while, I seriously thought Square went back to the doofus(es) that did the Final Fantasy Tactics (PS) localization. None of the text the characters were spewing out was making any sense! XD
Lots of unlocks.
Series courses are too short.
Presentation’s all right. The Event stages look particularly unimpressive though since it’s just gameplay and cutscenes from the games as background.
Lots of unlocks. (This is a con because … see next line.)
Grinding. Lots of it. Lots and lots of it.
The randomization of the tunes for the Dark Note courses is very poor. Nearly half of the ones I unlocked so far consist of some FFX and FFIX battle tunes. >_>
Not fond of the slide triggers since when there’s a lot of notes or a quick-paced song, it makes a lot more sense to flick to hurry to the next trigger than to slide. Maybe I just gotta learn how to do short slides.
No SpotPass support, only StreetPass.
I really wish the game would randomize the tracks in the series courses. I don’t want to HAVE to play the same ones over and over. And ergh, there needs to be innovation in the music/rhythm game scene. I’m getting really tired with the whole grinding bit as the only way to advance in levels. I mean, yeah, this game is based on an roleplaying series and grinding is a staple of RPGs but dammit, it’s a rhythm game. :3 Square could have tried for something new.
Also, grinding for points and unlocks is a bit boring now too.
Hmmm. I wonder if it’s possible to get every single Dark Note w/o StreetPass? Since I’m a hermit, having the StreetPass feature is incredibly useless for me. The only time I’d ever get anything will be at PAX East next year and who knows if anyone would still be playing the game by then anyway. SpotPass would have been a much better choice, IMO.
Anyhoo, here’s my ProfiCard. It’ll probably change at some point … providing I play the game again.
Random photo of the Mandragoras (from FFXII) card. XD I love these guys~!