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Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:10 pm
by Zhane Masaki
So I'm confused; is it available in-store, or online only?

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:28 pm
by Aaron
Got my guide. Reminds me of the old Silver Star guide. Except in COLOR!

Otherwise fairly typical. None of the awesome humor in it though :(

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:35 pm
by Monde Luna
Zhane Masaki wrote:So I'm confused; is it available in-store, or online only?


I'm not really sure I bet someone will respond that actually knows. However, if you check in store availability on the gamestop website I bet you will find that nobody in your area has it. I live in a metropolitan area and I couldn't find a guide w/in 100 miles. (I checked other Metro areas as well). I'm going to assume that getting it online is your best bet.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:26 pm
by Dark_Fairy
Mine has yet to come, but it will later. UPS doesn't like to come to my house until the evening. That's what they always choose to do. ^^;

As far as I know, online would probably be best to buy the guide. Gamestop tends to not carry much of anything that isn't popular. I did a check on my ZIP code and there are no guides within 100 miles either.

Edit: Okay! It came. A lot smaller than I expected, nothing really new to note. It's mainly just a guide. They even used the old PSX art for the character bios. That part was kind of depressing. The good news is that on some of the pages there are some of the new character portraits used in the dialogue scattered throughout random pages. I'm in the process of scanning the cover and back of the guide. My internet sucks, so smaller picture for now...if my internet works right. Which it isn't at the moment, so scaning might have to wait. I want to scan a few more things too (like some of the new character protraits that show up during dialog), but I think It'll have to wait. STUPID INTERNET! D:

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:39 am
by Aaron
I laughed when I read Alex's height (5ft6inch). He's a shrimp. Kyle has a more respectable average height (5ft11inch).

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:51 am
by dairugger
I called my gamestop where i have it preordered, they said it didnt come today, that alot of stuff had not come in that they expected, he thinks itll be in tomorrow tho.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:52 am
by Dark_Fairy
Okay! Here's the cover, back, and spine to the guide (small version, I'll post bigger ones on Friday) for those of you who don't have it yet or don't plan on getting it. Sorry about the blur at the bottom of the spine. >_<;

http://i45.tinypic.com/30nf447.jpg Cover
http://i45.tinypic.com/zy7h4w.jpg Back
http://i49.tinypic.com/5v0sk7.jpg Spine

I'm in the process of scanning the new character portraits used in SSH that are randomly put throughout the guide. I'll post them later.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:03 am
by Monde Luna
Thanks D_F. I totally forgot I orderd super saver shipping so I won't be getting my guide for a couple of days. =) Your work is appreciated!

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:09 am
by ShindoW
I went to grab mine today but it wasn't there and I couldn't stay until later for the shipment to arrive. Will pick it up Monday since I paid it off last night to make sure I get one.

They said when I asked about availibility that they get # equal to preorders + a few extra. I would imagine... 2 tops, lol.

I also didn't get my Heavy Rain promo code... gonna go -Borgan- at them Monday because I wasn't aware of it and they didn't seem to have a clue.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:26 am
by Dark_Fairy
Monde Luna wrote:Thanks D_F. I totally forgot I orderd super saver shipping so I won't be getting my guide for a couple of days. =) Your work is appreciated!


No problem. I figured people would be curious, and plus, I wanted some of the stuff out of it scanned myself. ^_^

Okay, now for character portraits. Just to be on the safe side, SPOILERS are in some of these! There's only like, one as far as I know though. I'll mark it. Also, I am cropping only the portrait out, not the whole page (there's no need for the whole page). Even though they are cropped, some of the background remains. If there's a portrait someone wants COMPLETELY clean, I might clean it up. Just let me know. Also, this is all that's really new or pretty in this guide. The rest is maps or the guide itself so...Taaaaaaa daaaaaaaa! Dark_Fairy is done! Enjoy the scans. ^_^

Alex *SPOILER*
http://i47.tinypic.com/24mys6b.jpg
Luna
http://i47.tinypic.com/sfdr12.jpg
Nash
http://i48.tinypic.com/24b55bt.jpg
Alex 2
http://i47.tinypic.com/33kaatj.jpg
Nash 2
http://i47.tinypic.com/9u16js.jpg
Ghaleon
http://i46.tinypic.com/2v8sio9.jpg
Kyle
http://i48.tinypic.com/c0umx.jpg
Nall
http://i46.tinypic.com/23lhxnc.jpg
Laike
http://i46.tinypic.com/2ytsgt4.jpg
Mell
http://i46.tinypic.com/e0n2hx.jpg
Mia
http://i50.tinypic.com/vdx8h.jpg
Laike 2
http://i50.tinypic.com/2zs76sx.jpg
Jessica
http://i47.tinypic.com/2j9oqt.jpg (TOOK FOREVER! I hate my internet)
Jessica 2
http://i49.tinypic.com/59u62c.jpg
Kyle 2
http://i47.tinypic.com/6h2g3q.jpg
Luna 2
http://i50.tinypic.com/24mugxs.jpg
Mia 2
http://i48.tinypic.com/akv6yv.jpg
Myght
http://i48.tinypic.com/2iqk08h.jpg
Royce
http://i49.tinypic.com/wjf383.jpg
Tempest
http://i47.tinypic.com/357ramq.jpg

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:52 am
by liquidpolicenaut
Thanks for the pics DF! It's pretty much waht I thought it would be...a pretty decent guidebook but not close to the WD ones...

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:58 am
by Dark_Fairy
Your welcome. ^_^

Just so everyone knows, all new portraits are scanned now that way you don't have to keep checking the post. The post is finally complete. ^^;

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:08 am
by fates
Oh snap, awesome! Thanks so much for doing this! 8-)

Mind if I use the Royce scan for an avie? I want to replace this low res image I have.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:00 am
by Alunissage
fates wrote:Oh snap, awesome! Thanks so much for doing this! 8-)

Mind if I use the Royce scan for an avie? I want to replace this low res image I have.

I might have a better-quality image of Royce around somewhere. I'll try to check soon.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:39 am
by Dark_Fairy
fates wrote:Oh snap, awesome! Thanks so much for doing this! 8-)

Mind if I use the Royce scan for an avie? I want to replace this low res image I have.


You can if you want to. Everyone's more than welcome to use the scans for whatever they want.

Also, apparently my internet works better at night. I got the bigger, high resolutioned pictures of the cover and back uploaded.

Cover: http://i50.tinypic.com/15rcrad.jpg

Back: http://i46.tinypic.com/if27gw.jpg

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:30 am
by Vyse of Arcadia
w00t, thanks for all the scans.

Hm, I'll have to pick this one up after all, I think.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:45 pm
by TerraBemani
Just makes me smile and really happy to see another Lunar guide/game nowadays. Even if it is another remake. =D

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:22 am
by Silver Phoenix
I picked up my guide at GameStop tonight, and I recommend you do a search via the Store Locator online instead of relying on an in-stock search. I called a few GameStop's and only the one at the mall had gotten three of them.

I was very surprised at how small the guide is, as the stock picture is deceiving. I though it was going to be a full-sized guide like Prima's Final Fantasy guides. It's pretty much the size that the Sega CD guides were, and maybe even the remakes. I didn't pull them out to compare. It's a shame they didn't put the guide into a larger format with higher resolution images, but what can you expect for $15. I'm pleased with it for the most part.

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:15 am
by Vyse of Arcadia
I picked mine up today (there's a good Gamestop nearby), and it is surprisingly small. The guide, not the Gamestop.

What I'm wondering is, why is the only character to get a full-page portrait Ramus?

Re: Strategy Guide Pic

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:16 am
by fates
Because he needed the whole page to fit?

... ouch, even I feel bad now after that :twisted: