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Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:27 am
by will57
Seventh wrote:Oh, you know, it just occurs to me - this has a story, right?

How lost might a newcomer potentially be?

You know how fighting games use to have stories that aren't that important at all, right? Well this is basically something like that. Not that i'm hating on the game, but really, it comes down to something along the lines of collecting gems for power (or a wish of some sort) and everyone fighting each other for them. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's basically it.
That being said, this time there's an after story which apparently has a couple of CGs (one of them being a hotspring event with the cast of characters).
Also, there's always the Arcana Heart wiki if anyone really wants to catch up on the story/characterization.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:31 am
by Seventh
will57 wrote:You know how fighting games use to have stories that aren't that important at all, right?

It they're there at all, they're important to me. :geek:

will57 wrote: Well this is basically something like that. Not that i'm hating on the game, but really, it comes down to something along the lines of collecting gems for power (or a wish of some sort) and everyone fighting each other for them. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's basically it.
That being said, this time there's an after story which apparently has a couple of CGs (one of them being a hotspring event with the cast of characters).
Also, there's always the Arcana Heart wiki if anyone really wants to catch up on the story/characterization.

Is there continuity between previous ones though?

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:38 am
by will57
Pretty sure that there is a connection between each of them, but it's something different (or similar) each time and it gets resolved by the end of the story, there's no cliffhanger that has to be continued by the next game or anything like that. In short, the only thing you would be lost with is the personality/background of the characters and the setting (like why there's Elemental spirits and such).

EDIT:There doesn't seem to be any sort of Wiki page dedicated to the AH series story (at least, not one I can find) so i'll just post what I can find.
List of character profiles-
http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/04/01/ ... r-profiles

Story- http://www.atlus.com/arcanaheart/
http://aksysgames.com/arcanaheart3lovemax/story

AH2 never made it overseas, so....I have no idea what happened in that and unfortunately I can't seem to find any character profiles for AH2 or 3 characters. :lol:

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:21 am
by Daverost
It's just some character stuff, but you won't be that lost.

The two AH3 stories (base and LM) are self-contained.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:08 am
by affinity7799
The stories are really great. AH1 explains what happened to Mildred like how she became what she is now. Was Angelia in AH2? Yeah I think so along with Light arcana. Weiss, Eko and Scharlachrot were introduced in AH3. AH2 has its story relations that develop into AH3. I think in AH2, Petra and Heart weren't on good terms, well maybe, but AH3 feels like their relationship developed. Ah well, you can stream the story walkthroughs to learn more.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:41 am
by affinity7799
So this will have a beefy instruction manual included? Could be in color.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:32 am
by Yamasura
^ I really hope so... After seeing the nice manual in Xillia 2, companies should learn from bamco. (They seem to be including nice thick colour manuals in every release lately)

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:38 am
by affinity7799
well ironically, "Bamco" didn't include a manual in Battle of Z. :lol: Think they added a digital manual somewhere, but ah well some learn the controls as they play stuff. :lol:

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:57 am
by OverlordG
I was hoping for some more new characters in this update but it's not big deal. I'll still pick up the game in either retail or digital.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:13 pm
by Daverost
The trophy list is up.

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/game ... a/trophies

The platinum is way easier this time around. (I think Parace is the only really hard trophy and there are numerous ways to cheese her by now. Online is significantly easier.)

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:59 am
by affinity7799
So it's up on PSN too

http://bit.ly/1v5UURA

Well wonder if the fighting community will gather a lot of hype for it.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:49 pm
by will57
affinity7799 wrote:
Well wonder if the fighting community will gather a lot of hype for it.

At the very least, there's probably a decent sized community that frequents Dustloop. Most of the Fighting game community already imported and had a good amount of time with the game by now.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:24 pm
by Seventh
So for those of you who got this, what's the single player content like? Meaty enough on its own to be worth the purchase?

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:37 pm
by Daverost
There's a lot to do, if that's what you're asking. Two story modes, a bunch of unlockable story scenes, trial mode, etc.

Re: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3/PSV)

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:49 pm
by OverlordG
Will pick the game up when I have the cash.