First off, welcome to the forum. That is cool that some people are able to play online already. Are you using the headset to talk to the other players? Also, do you have to ante(bet) cards against your opponents and are there different levels of opponents to choose from(Casual, Hardcore, etc.)? I am waiting for the U.S. release so it will be a while before I get online. Good luck with the online battling!
Last Edit: Nov 28, 2006 22:32:42 GMT -5 by Lizardman
Post by Kuroi Kenshi on Nov 29, 2006 8:51:19 GMT -5
Welcome to the boards! It's amusing that I caught you on live and sent you the friend invite already this week and now see you on the boards. I also sent a message with my email. I look forward to getting games in with you shortly and between the handful of us with a beginner to mediocre Japanese level and with the help of Owell and PzKwIVG, I think things will go very well. Good times ahead for all Culdcept players. Thank you, LIVE.
Post by themonkeyking on Nov 29, 2006 20:16:09 GMT -5
Lizard Man, like you said, Culdcept does use the headset and I have been chatting to those who have wanted to (but for the most part it seems that the Japanese players I have played against have been reluctant to talk except to apologize when you land on their huge rented, unbeatable areas that force you sell off your last monsters to pay...hehe)
point 2: I read in the rulebook that ante of cards is a way to play online (actually I read it as it was the only way to play, but seems it is my mistake) However, no matches have had card ante, sadly. The matches I played awarded cards using the same system as story mode does.
point 3: there is a rank system. Since I haven't won any online games, my rank is zero. Everyone starts at the bottom as you win you get points, you can then select to play versus similiar or higher rank in ranked matches to improve and get even higher. For me at zero, it seems like such a lofty goal to even get a single ranking point...hehe.
Kuroi, that is cool and thanks for the friend request and live messages! Can't wait until you get your copy! Should be fun and hopefully I won't be such a pushover by then.
(Actually before online play I thought I was decent but my eyes have been opened. Fortunately between all the cussing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth, I am learning some amazing strategies.)
Thanks for the report, I hope this game comes to the U.S. soon! I like that you always get cards for playing matches(even if you lose!). I am curious to find out other players strategies, I have read that alot of Japanese players prefer playing alot of spells and only between like 16-22 creatures and a small amount of items. Many of them use spells to go around the map quickly while avoiding other players territories, collecting alot of castle bonuses along the way. I am quite the opposite though, I like to run between 24-30 creatures in my books with alot of items and very few spells. My books focus more on taking territories and less on getting lap bonuses. It will be very interesting to play against different styles of opponents.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2006 23:01:10 GMT -5 by Lizardman
Post by themonkeyking on Nov 29, 2006 23:53:37 GMT -5
Bingo, you are correct. They focus very little on other players at all. Holy words are used to manuever away from other territories instead of bring them to your own. Lots of spells and very few monsters put out (maybe 5 or 6 depending on the board). Most spells work to speed up or increase monetary reward. Also the stock system is used with the accumen of an inside trader. It is very frustrating and I have shocked Japanese players and was told I was too aggressive for trying to take away others properities as much as I do.
Howdy, gents. My gamertag is El Funk, feel free to add me. I'll be on Saturday assuming my copy finally arrives in the mail then. From what Kuroi tells me we'll be on by Monday the latest. We'll certainly hit you fellas up for some games.
Post by InfiniteMHP on Dec 10, 2006 9:19:44 GMT -5
This might be a stupid question but...do you need a Japanese 360 to play the Japanese version of Culdcept? I apologize if this question has already been answered. Currently, I have a 360 and would buy this game in a heartbeat if I thought I could play it on my machine.
Post by Kuroi Kenshi on Dec 10, 2006 13:48:53 GMT -5
It is safe to assume almost all if not all NTSC-J games are region restricted and only play on Japanese systems. However, the same cannot be said about other systems. (ie. US and Chinese versions of Ubisoft games, Gears of War, and several others work on any system).
Post by Kuroi Kenshi on Dec 12, 2006 8:55:54 GMT -5
It's interesting how so many of Xbox's game titles play in english. Even the interfaces were riddled with english text on the previous system. I'm not too sure about all the other titles that play with english language on the 360, but I can give you a quick run down of some US games that work on NTSC-J systems.
As mentioned before: All Ubisoft games. Call of Duty 3, Condemned Criminal Origins, Gun and Gears of War. Lost planet, Quake 4, and Tony Hawk (I believe).
Honestly, if you're looking for more games with English on them that work in your Japanese system, check into Asia region games(China). Almost everything is region free (ie. plays on US and Japanese systems) and has english in the game. They're usually only $40.00 US currency too.
Here is a great site for imports no matter where you're located.
You'll note that the majority of US games are region free. The non-japanese publishers aren't really concerned with profit loss from global market competition. Though why the BK games are region locked is beyond me.
Post by Kuroi Kenshi on Dec 12, 2006 12:22:19 GMT -5
You dare to question "Sneak King"!? If they didn't region lock that, BK would crumble upon itself from the losses.
Yes, Japan is very strict on their policy of games remaining inside country boundaries. How amusing that many people still import a plethora of systems and games from one country to another. I feel for the European gamers.