Aside from the poster of the game cover, there's nothing really that comes extra with the premium edition. The music however, sounds fantastic. I'm not sure if it's the same in Ciel nosurge, but it looks like they kept the quality of the hymmnos concert tracks throughout the soundtrack.
All the way up to the third game the soundtrack and the hymmnos song magic always felt separated but from the tracks I've listened to in the limited soundtrack that comes with the premium edition, I'm very pleased. I'm gonna make a comparison video soon comparing a rearrangement they did for "Inside AT ~Anomaly~" from the first game. Really fascinating work.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Very straight forward collector's edition. I definitely can't wear the beanie, it's not very deep and in danger of just sliding off my head.
One thing to note is how misleading they were about the music that Nobuo Uematsu worked on. From the looks of it, he worked on the main theme ONLY and even that was a collaboration. Going through the soundtrack, it's noticeable as well. There's a bit of... unnecessary grandeur(?) in the main theme that never really carries on in the rest of the soundtrack.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
So I've been wondering where my Fairy Fencer F limited edition was. I wasn't even charged on the 10th like they said they would and so I decided to take a look back at my order.
I was about to send customer support an email when I scrolled to the bottom that I then saw this.
And then there's this information as well on the preorder pages:
So it basically means that I have to wait until the release date of Ar nosurge to get both games.....
Friday, February 28, 2014
If you don't know what THIS is, THIS is a plastic encasement OUTSIDE of the box itself protecting the actual collector's edition from poor shipping and handling and snubbed corners keeping your mint condition box mint condition. Why hasn't THIS happened as often before?
Monday, April 1, 2013
The main purpose of transliteration is usually for easier learning and/or communication between two languages of different alphabets. So, efficiency towards ease of reading is preferred. Since spaces exist between words and particles in the English language for the sake of ease of reading, the same rules have been applied for transliterations, like the Hepburn Romanization (a style that’s been in use and development for longer than you have been alive).
You see, Japanese is easy in the sense that their alphabet is entirely phonetic and easy to transcribe into English with the exception of a few sounds, unlike Korean or Chinese which both have sounds used in their language that cannot be easily transliterated into English and resulting in awkward spellings and pronunciation by those speaking the latter. Were we talking about either of those two languages, I’d wholehearted agree with you. Official does not necessarily mean correct, especially the (arrogant) missionary and Wade-Giles systems of transcribing Chinese that turned something that sounded like “Guanzhou” into “Canton.” This isn’t Chinese nor Korean though, this is Japanese and so something a Japanese says, can easily be written in English as you know.
Why is talking about Korean important? I answer that by asking a question of my own. Have you ever read a report/essay by a particularly ambitious Japanese grade-schooler or a college freshman studying Japanese? The entire essay is more or less in all hiragana with spots of Kanji making the essay EXTREMELY hard to read because of potential misspellings along with spending time trying to figure out which hiragana are linked together to form each word. Why? Because there are no spaces used in Japanese, so it’s hard to tell whether that to (と) or ha (は) is meant to be a particle or part of another word. With Kanji, spaces are completely unnecessary because most of the hiragana are only used as particles, or particular words for emphasis.
Your suggestion sounded stupid, and your rationale behind your suggestion sounded stupid, so here’s a full length essay in the form of Youtube comments detailing how stupid you sound.