::Edited out your quote, as the post was way too long with it::
Hi Paganini! Good to hear from you again. Truly and seriously no worries at all about the delay in posting - I actually thought you'd received the game and were spending 98% of your free time playing it instead of posting on Arlong Park - but then I assumed as you're as enthusiastic about this game as I am, you'd be writing tomes of info about the game as soon as it was in your hands (as I have pretty much done). Very good to see you back again.
17 Days? That's really not on. How can the postal service be that slack, even though you're fairly far away? (Then again, New Zealand isn't really the closest to anywhere…unless you like Antarctic Penguins...) I can imagine your anxiety.
I've tested it with the freeloader only once, after backing up everything except my Mario Kart Wii (NTSC US version) and the Super Smash Brothers Brawl (NTSC US version) - as these won't save for some silly reason (possibly because they're tied with Friend Codes/Wii's Internet connection details?) - and though it loads, it asks me to update to 3.3 (written in a Japanese Warning message I was able to decipher). Of course I didn't do this, and can still play the game normally through via the two freeloader load method. I'm not too sure if this is only for my console, as I don't have anyone else around me with a Wii, let alone a Freeloader, let alone a copy of Unlimited Cruise:sad: Loading twice works, loading once doesn't work for me. I'm happily sticking with 2 loads. Just to answer your burning question:ninja:
I completely agree with what you say - Unlimited Adventure was awesome, and this game is equally awesome (with some extra awesome topping - Brooke/Thiller Bark characters/Black Beard/Kuma, regenerating SP bars etc)
Fingers crossed for those characters in Unlimited Cruise Eps 2, but we don't really have that long to wait (if it's Japanese Winter - that would mean a release before the end February - though I'm hoping it'll be around Christmas/Early January). Please don't apologize Paganini, you're posts are also really interesting to read, full of detail and burning interest in the game. I can really see you're a fellow One Piece fanatic like me. Just about anything One Piece I'll gladly play/watch/Read. Even bought Battle Stadium D.O.N and Grand Battle 3 just because they're One Piece related:blink:
Supernovas (as I'm sure just about everyone would agree) would be super chou-brilliant for Eps 2, though it's looking kinda shaky as they stretch out the fight with Odz bit by bit (maybe Toei animation is being controlled by the Kage Kage No Mi...).
Paganini, thats very nice of you to say so I am honoured to hear such praise. I always want to be thorough with my posts, and especially if someone asks a reasonable question, or wants some information, I am more than happy to as detailed need be. I am sorry if I waffle on bit too much though. You're posts are really informative too, and your ethusiasm is really fantastic. There should be more One Piece fans such yourself!!
Arggggg! Typo on the Sogekingu theme song. I should know better - especially being an Usopp fan myself Thanks heaps for pointing that out! Silly me for not being careful enough, but great eyes for spotting it. You're right, I am happy to have it corrected. Excellent reference to the original Hiragana.
Please tell us when you get the game, as your thoughts are highly valued.
Take it easy, I've got some Wapol to wipe the floor with tonight!
I do feel like that I have to apologize for answering your post late whereas a month has passed since you answered my last post and I answered your post. There are almost three weeks since I received the game and those three weeks sure have been fun. The game is great and it's actually better than I expected. Because we didn't see the exact gameplay in Tom's videos because he only showed us the fights with the bosses. What we didn't see in those videos and many other videos is the amazing scenery on each of the four islands, the graphics, the attacks and more importantly The Thousand Sunny gou . It's so fun to able to explore the interieur and exterieur of the Sunny and to be able to visit the rooms that are not locked in this game. I also like the fact that you can go to Chopper, Sanji, Usopp (and Franky) to make their things and go to Nami to save your game. The fun thing about this is that they appear and you ask for their assistance by calling and they appear and assist you and often say something funny to you. It's also very fun and informative to read the dialogue between all of the crew members when you talk to them. That is also something that makes this game look like the all the great point and click adventure games that we know of. It also makes the game more personal and extremely funny and entertaining for One Piece fanatics like myself. It's so fun to see their expressions and read what they are saying to each other .
The canon and the kuwagata are a good addition to this game and like many have said it makes the back tracking much easier and more convenient than it was in One Piece Unlimited Adventure. The aquarium is also a good addition because you don't have to worry about the space in your bag or your inventory anymore. The great thing about this game is that you can do almost everything on the Sunny that they do in the manga and the anime . I also like the whole concept and think that it's just absoluletely spectacular and actually more spectactular than I expected from watching the videos. The regenerating SP bar is simply amazing .
It's so fun to fight the bosses and fight as them in VS mode and Survival mode and Boss Rush is also a great addition to the game, the concept behind that is great and well thought through. It's like a longer version of VS mode except for the fact that you can play as all the Straw Hat Pirates like you do in the game. It was simply rejoicing to see Brook , Kuma, Kuro, Moria, Nightmare Luffy, Wapol and Blackbeard, the Spaceys and many more things. It's fun to play against them in the game and in Boss Rush mode and to play as them or against them in VS mode. There are so many things that I can say about this game, but I think I'll stop for now .
I do actually spend 98% of my freetime or so playing the game and haven't therefore answered your post until now. It's true that I would have been writing tons of posts with informations regarding the game if I had recieved it sooner and also if there hadn't been so many posts by you, yamatadragon, EvilGamerX, tSUu, RuNa and many more. But if I find something useful to write about that no one has written about in this discussion than I will do so.
Yes it's true that 17 days would not be considered good like you said and I received the game in 21 days. The reason is obviously like you mentioned earlier the fact that I live pretty far away like you do . I actually like Antarctic Penguins . I didn't say that because there are Antarctic Penguins in Iceland like some of you might probably think:blink::ninja:. I expected that you could imagine my anxiety whereas you have the game and you had it before I finally received it.
It's good to know that your game works although you inserted the Freeloader only one time and the warning message that asked you to update to version 3.3 came on the screen and that you were able to prevent the update. It was also good that you backed up your games. It would not have been good if you would have lost the progress that you had made in those games. It's extremely odd that Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Brothers Brawl don't save. What's your opinion on the Wii steering wheel that's supposed to be used with Mario Kart Wii. I ask you this because I am curious and because I am also thinking about getting Mario Kart for Wii and some other games, when the economy crisis in my country comes to an end :sad:. Many people in my country own a Wii but I am not sure whether they own a Freeloader and I am positive that they don't own One Piece Unlimited Cruise or One Piece Unlimited Adventure and that I am the only one. So I understand your feelings.
Isn't it certain that One Piece Unlimited Cruise Episode 2 will come out next year, possibly in January, February or March . We will find out soon enough. Thanks for saying that my posts are full of detail and burning interest in the game. It's true that I have a burning interest in the game, and I apologize for apologizing but I tend to apologize a lot . It's true that I am a One Piece fanatic like you and possible everyone on Arlong Park Forums. I do also play, watch and read everything One Piece related but it's extremely hard to find something One Piece related in my country. There is actually only one store that sells One Piece related goods :sad: and the products aren't many and the price is extremely high. It was funny that you said that the Toei animation team was probably being controlled by the Kage Kage No Mi , but at that time I didn't agree and I still don't agree because I think that Toei is doing a marvelous job . You also probably noticed that the Toei animation team stopped stretching the Oz fight, but now there is no episode for two weeks, it will be hard to wait but that's what we need to do and then the awesome fight with Kuma .
You deserve a praise for your posts because they are great. Thanks for saying that my posts are also informative and that my enthusiasm is fantastic. All One Piece fans are unique so no one should need to be like someone else, but I understand what you are saying and I thank you for saying that. I agree with what you said about answering thoroughly if someone asks a reasonable question and it's good to be as detailed as one can be. I do also waffle on bit too much like you said that you do and you can see that by reading this post. Its length is insane :blink:.
You are welcome . I made a reference to or actually wrote the original Hiragana like you said and wrote it in Japanese because I am studying Japanese . I also don't want to see only the usage of romaji because the kanji is beautiful and it's my opinion that japanese is the best and the most logical language in the world. Romaji is not Japanese, romaji is used to teach foreigners Japanese before they can write Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. It's okay to have romaji but it would be good if the kanji and/or Hiragana and Katakana would be there too. I am talking about when people use romaji in general . Thanks for saying that my thoughts are highly valued I do really appreciate that.
Because you have obviously beaten Wapol since it has been a month since, I answered your last post and you wrote your answer to my post, then I would like to ask you how far you've come in the game and what does your percentage say? It's also bad to hear that you haven't been able to play the game because you are moving, but that's something we have to do, one day or another. Good luck with moving and take it easy . Now I will stop this endless post that doesn't seem to want to stop by itself .