Prince Maker 3 to get a Japanese translation

6 03 2014

The author has announced a translation for Japanese for MSN3. Also, adding Japanese voice overs. So, they’re looking for Chinese->Japanese translators and Japanese voice actors. This is good news for people who can read Japanese.

Also, they’re moving Time to Star to IOS which will be done by Hydrozoa which has made some games/moved some of her games to IOS.

http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=4852

-Edit-
So I ask about English translation in the weibo post about this news and if it’ll be done after the Japanese translation, she said will consider if the Japanese translation is successfully done since for English translation also need to find people and quality checking.





About MSN3 translation

30 10 2012

I’m sorry to say but I have to cancel MSN3 translation because the author has finally confirmed the rejection of my offer today. I have been waiting for about 2 months since I started asking and she said she has to ask the other members with no reply after a long time so I ask them about it again yesterday. Actually, we haven’t started much and has stopped working on this once I didn’t get any ‘ok’ from them when I ask them 2 months ago.

They said they want to handle the English or Japanese translation by themselves because they think it’s too big a project and a lot of things need to be translated from the core.

Right now there is no public announcement from them if they’re going to translate MSN3 to English. They seem to be tied up with making new games. I’ll update if there is any news. Sorry for wasting your time if you have applied for the recruitment.





MSN History Timeline

30 09 2012

From here:
http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=2439
Additional info here(need to reply to view som part of the post):
http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=3041

For people interested in the background story and MSN 1.
This may clear up some confusion or maybe increase more confusion. This list is made quite some time ago, there are stuff that may have been corrected in new MSN game releases … meaning it may be outdated or wrong in some parts. So it’s not foolproof. This list is made by a game member and edited by a player later. If not wrong, this info is what included in the MSN2 commemorative booklet.

I also omitted MSN3 timeline because of MSN3 spoiler.
And please finish the main story of MSN2 before reading this as it is spoiler for MSN2.
Under cut.
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MSN3 prequel review and download

22 09 2012

STORY
MSN3 Prequel is the adventures about Rayche & Cadywit these two brothers(I know they look wa-y different to be brothers. This is their story…). They were NPCs in MSN3. When they were kids, there was a disaster at their village and their parents died. 8 years later, they both formed a mercenary group and take missions. In this game, there will be people joining them on the way(7 ppl total including the brothers)



There isn’t much connection to MSN3 as this is an independent story but it talks about the origin of Dean’s 3rd son(which is Yuluo’s) name. Because of MSN3 spoiler I cannot say more about Dean’s 3rd son… Also, this game talks about how Aleno’s parents meet and give birth to him/her. Aleno is the caretaker in MSN3.

For this game, the head give the artists more freedom to use their own styles compared to previous games. Meaning there is no strictly following a certain style and colour for all artists. So you can see some characters look different in style and colouring.

Also…the dialogue boxes become smaller than ever! Smallest I’ve seen. ^^; If want to translate it is very hard without modifications.

BATTLE SYSTEM
The creator already warned many times that the battle system is very very weird.
I think the battle system is ok and is more about strategy compared to normal RPG games.

The battle is automatic and the characters will attack without your command.
For each turn, the characters will trade position from the front to the back position and vice versa.
What you need to do is before battles, you need to arrange the characters into the 6 box positions, 3 in front and 3 in back.
You can only put 4 ppl into the battle group so arrange wisely.

Each characters also has different effects during the front or the back.
Like during the back, Rayche will block attacks up to certain points made to the front person and absorb the rest.
Cadywit will increase the attack of the person in front.
At the end of each turn, there will be a small timer and a few different stones for you to use, you can heal, change places, increase attack or increase help value.
For each battle, you can use 2 stones at first and it’ll increase 1 stone for each 5 turns.

Battle Screen Tutorial

SPECIAL FEATURES
This game has relationship system where your relationship increase if you battle a lot with each other. They’ll also interact with each other during battle(but dialogue zips through fast!) if your relationship is high enough. Relationship drops if they are not in your battle party. So relationship managements are necessary too for endings.

There are also lots of endings and stories for each character to collect. You have to collect individual stories by camping around on the map. Mostly, you have to camp around a certain landmark like the lake or a camping shelter etc. It is easy to spot.

There is an achievement system. You’ll be given achievement points if you can fulfill the requests in the adventure logbook. Like fight with a certain monster, reach a certain level in the Battle Arena, getting an ending, getting a story. All of these can be traded for points.

What does points do? Points are used to buy engravements. These engravements are power-ups that you can equip to each person. Each person can equip 2. Power-ups include increasing HP, attack in a row, give enemies certain debuff etc…

What else…? Oh yes, certain achievements will only be unlocked after the first playthrough. Btw, even without much random battle grinding, you can still finish the game. I take it back, you need to grind levels as much as possible for the final 3 bosses. It is so hard. TwT It is also best to read guides before you start(if you easily ragequit) since I almost ragequit(and I rarely feel ragequit) at the end because I bought the wrong engravements. But luckily after I arrange the characters and level up a bit, I barely passed to level 2 and I get back my points for engravement reassignment for the 2nd round of the game.

MY ADVICE
After you get 4 ppl, be sure to go to the arena to fight 2-3 times before you do anything else.
This is because your characters will get fatigue if you fight any random battles and all their stat values drop drastically!
You will be having a really hard time fighting boss battle if you have bad(there’s a blue arrow down) fatigue value.
The best condition is having an orange up arrow and they’ll deal damage like crazy.
There’s also a so so condition which is the middle. Boss battles doesn’t give fatigue.(so you can actually avoid all random battles).
Back to topic, you can ONLY decrease fatigue by resting in the arena(camping, going to inn doesnt!). And you can only get resting allowance only by battling in the arena, 1 battle, 1 allowance. And enemies get harder and harder for each battle tier. So your rest are limited. Use wisely!
Btw, if you don’t use that character in battle, their fatigue will decrease also.

->Download page here or you can go to the Downloads section above<-

There is a wallpaper based on this image in the game download also:

 





MSN Fanart/Fan Video

12 09 2012

You can see a lot of them here:
http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/forumdisplay.php?fid=5

But a lot of them need to be registered/reply to post to see.
If you see a dotted box with a lock and words: 本帖隐藏的内容需要回复才可以浏览, you need to reply to that post
If you see a dotted box with a lock and words: 以下内容需要积分高于 10 才可浏览, you need reputation 10 which you’ll get after registering

The person who drew the wallpaper fanart a few posts back has a few great fanart posts, she goes by the name 靄羅 but other than the wallpaper post, the others need to be registered to see but they are really great posts with all kinds of expression faces of Baiyu and Aleno for some kind of RPG setting. The chocolate armor demon king Aleno makes me laugh(made by his butler Kaylen(克里恩 goes with this name in the end)).

Also, there are some at tumblr:
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/prince+maker

Actually, there are a few fan AMV video, they are great artists so are considered fanart slideshow also, I’ll link to those I know(mostly Kaylen(克里恩) centered):
Kaylen at first Caramelldansen then Aleno laugh at him saying it’s not exercise dance, he started to dance some other song with pretty crazy moves, this is very funny.
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzAwMjA4NDEy.html

24 hours Convenince Store – Talk about Kaylen using his personal time after Aleno sleeps
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzQ2MTAyMzE2.html

Kaylen always pretends to be dead when I came home
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjk5MTg1NTcy.html

Look At Me – Talk about Kaylen’s feelings when he found out Aleno likes Simon. He wanted to leave but couldn’t because he have no courage to do so.
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzE4NTYzMjQw.html

Aleno Simon & Kaylen’s story(based on Freedom Days Aleno)- SPOILER
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjc2NTEwMjU2.html





Hot Wallpapers of MSN3 characters

31 08 2012

EDIT: It seems she updated the post with the nude pics today 1/9

Woot, really really nice! There is actually a nude version too… 😄 She may make them into wallpapers later. If you want to see the no clothes pic, I saw them like 2 months ago at weibo(you probably need to go back and back into history).

No need to register to see. 1440×900 wallpaper

http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=3759

Teaser Baiyu, Himi & Edea(Ares and Lyle available also):

Btw, there is also Lyle desktop pet young and uncle versions available(same artist as last Ares pet and this wallpaper artist):

Warning! He’ll be kissing Ares at some times! And dance naked lol.

http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=3552





Alfagame 7 years anniversary game list slideshow/video

29 07 2012

Alfagame released this 7 years anniversary video which is a slideshow showing all the games they make over the years (the bigger ones), they didn’t list some of the minigames(without story) :< It is actually a video foretelling the release of MSN3 prequel "Don't forget the Starry Sky" at the end of the video. So yeah, it'll be out during the next holiday in October(in China).

Also, this is released quite some days ago but I was a bit pissed(or probably lazy) to find out that vodpod videos and vodpod widgets are gone so I didn't managed to post it(I'm always like that and only post something a few days later). Which I later found out that it was acquired by Lokerz. So now I can't embed youku or any China based video sites. If you're interested you can click on the link to see. It also shows a picture of Endless that you guys are so curious about.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDMxMzk0Nzk2.html
Awesome music by Mouse as usual.

There is a special event at Alfagame forum where they’re requesting for comments or anecdote about their games. Which basically people give how they get to know the game, how they feel about the games etc. You can also see some preview and info about the MSN3 prequel.
http://www.alfagame.net/newbbs/viewthread.php?tid=3724