Heck, if the extras are good, I'll get Totori even if I don't have a PS3 Time will tell - I still haven't seen the preorder for it on the NIS website yet.
I still find it weird that NIS released Atelier Annie over here but not the prequel Atelier Lise... but I did hear on their forums that Lise had a bunch of glitches so that might be the reason... I still would have liked to play it though...
I don't understand Japanese either, so importing them is really out of the question
Yeah, Totori has an Autumn release over here as well...probably a couple of weeks after the US get it. It'll likely be the next game I buy, since the summer is looking devoid of even passably interesting games.
NIS America do some incredible extras, just not outside the US...have you seen the Disgaea 4 super premium edition? It comes with something like ten figurines, plus an artbook as well I think. If I don't see that in stores over here, I'll probably wind up importing the game...the exchange rate is usually fairly kind when it comes to importing from the US to this country. xD
Well, lack of money, plus I don't know about you, but I don't speak Japanese, so importing from Japan doesn't really do me a whole lot of good. xD
I'm not sure about the UK, but I know that in the US Totori's supposed to getting released in the fall. And the releasing company over here (NIS America) is pretty good with extras... maybe not figures, but I know Rorona came with an artbook which I sadly didn't get the chance to pick up. And we poor recent graduates (can't say college student anymore xD) don't have the money for direct from Japan imports...
It's been on my "Buy this as soon as the opportunity presents itself" list for quite a while...especially the Limited Edition, with those adorable figurines. But people on eBay just won't charge a reasonable price for it...either that, or I'm too stingy with my cash reserves now. xD
An entire island? Sounds pretty good...after all, in Rorona you only get to manage the workshop...well, the workshop and the entire town, if you wanted the best endings.
May as well. After all, you can't do anything but wait for someone to get back to you after you've applied for a job! xD
The Arland series in general has fantastic artwork, I think. It'd be nice if they included some additional stuff with the UK release...I mean, Japan got crystal paperweights of the main characters, and I think there were some figures as well. We never get any of the cool stuff D:
I haven't gotten my hands on Atelier Annie yet, since imported copies cost a small fortune...is it any good?
Oh! Rhapsody! That game was so sickeningly adorable! It would have been nice if the songs were in English (I downloaded the English songs, and they're horrifyingly cutesy. xD) but that was quite an enjoyable game, and fairly amusing at times. It was nice to get to know Marjoly, as well - I wondered at her significance as a cameo character in Disgaea before that.
Indeed, there hasn't been much released on the DS recently that has been any good recently, at least not in the way of 3rd party RPGs. Dragon Quest IX wasn't too bad though...
Well, since you asked... Besides the Luminous Arc series, I've played Tales of Symphonia, Atelier Annie (I'd like to play more of the Atelier series but I only have a DS at the present time - maybe when I get a job that'll change ), Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, and the DS port of Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure.
I find myself revisiting those games since there hasn't been much released lately that really appeals to me.