Negima! First Period (PS2)

Posted by DiGiKerot in Random Stuff at February 21, 2006 on 10:37 pm

I’m sure anyone who is into gaming will know of Konami, the developer of infamous games like the Metal Gear series and the Suikoden RPGs, not to mention all those music and dancing games. What people may not realise is that Konami also do a pretty good trade in that lowest of gaming lows – the anime game. They’ve done some visual novels based on titles like Mahoromatic and Saikano in the past, and they are also the developers of the slightly more interesting Negima PS2 games.

The first of the Negima PS2 games is based roughly two seperate storylines from the manga, combined into one, with a few original elements thrown in to keep things interesting. The general outline that the game follows is the same as the plot of the Library Island story arc – with the exams looming, Negi is told that if his class doesn’t do too well in the upcoming exams then he is going to be kicked out of his cushy job! Its just to you as Negi to ensure your girls study in a nice, stress-free enviroment.

Unfortunately for Negi, things aren’t quite so straight forward, as the school is suffering nightly Vampire attacks as well. I wonder whats going on there…

The game basically plays out as a series of days covering the period running up to the exam. Each day typically comprises as an couple visual novel segments, a couple of homeroom sessions, a couple of freetime sections and then a night-time vampire attack section arranged in a set order.

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ashlar
2006-03-24
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I think that’s a pretty darn good description of the game.

Just got the third one a few hours ago, still yet to finish the second. The thrid only comes with Mahora Girls Vol.3, there’s not CD single edition which is a little dissapointing as I’ve been collecting those ones.

:-(


DiGiKerot
2006-03-24
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I just started playing the second one a couple of evenings ago, so you are still ahead of me ^^; My copy of the third game (my god, it looks sooooo wrong….) only just shipped a couple of days ago, so I’ll probably not see it until next week. Its kind of a shame about the CD issue, though ince I got the Mahora Girls CD with the first game, and the song CD with the second (and, honestly, I wish I had for the first as well) I suppose its not that big a deal for me.

Just got Sakura Taisen I&II as well, as it happens. Its nice – I wasn’t that keen on the PS2 version, so its nice to play the original version again.


ashlar
2006-03-27
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Sakura Taisen 1&2, I’ll definatly be playing… when I get around to it that is. I didn’t mind the PS2 version. The battle graphics were nice, even though I thought it lost some of it’s charm. :-/ I actually thought ST-V played better than the ST1 PS2 remake.

I actually liked the first Negima game better than I’m liking the second. It’s easier to follow, hoping the third one will be at least on par with the second.


DiGiKerot
2006-03-27
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I loved the combat stages in STV – I thought some of the design was amazing – but for some strange reason I’m only half way through it. I’ll have to get back to it at some point ^^;

I think I must be about half way through the second Negima game now – it was definately overwhelming at first, given you have to manage all the exhibitions in addition to some of the other tweaks they’ve made, but I think I’m on top of things now. I’m hoping that exhibition progress is kept for multiple plays through, the same way they kept the affection ratings in the first game. We shall see, I guess.


ashlar
2006-03-29
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For sure STV rocked for a new addition to the series. I absolutley loved it!

yeah, I’m not really sure where I am. I imagine the 3rd game is very similar though. But being at the beach instead.


DiGiKerot
2006-03-29
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Well, my copy of the third Negima game actually turned up today. I’ll probably take a proper look at it over the weekend, but the manual makes it look pretty different to the other two…


ashlar
2006-04-04
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you’ll have to let me know how it goes for you. I’m sure it’s going to be a while before I get around to playing it.


Ryan Ridgley
2006-04-17
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Hey. The names ryan(anime,manga lover),and i actually just have a few questions about the first Negima game.
1.I have read your review but just checking.Are the voices even in the game disc?

2.The game comes in english right?

3.And with your own knowledge,how do think the graphics are?

4.And finnaly.Where would i be able to purchase the game?

If you can get a chance to answer these few questions and hopefully send it to my e-mail i would realy appreciate it.
THANKS.


DiGiKerot
2006-04-17
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It’s Japanese only I’m afraid, which I’d imagine kills your interest enough for me not to waste time answering the other questions ^^;


Ryan Ridgley
2006-04-17
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hey, its Ryan,you had answered a question for me today(appreciate it). but I was wondering if you know of any other anime games(English of course)that I could get a hold of.

maybe something like love Hina, Mahoro Matic, Negima(if theres any English versions),ect.


DiGiKerot
2006-04-17
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You don’t tend to get many anime games in English aside from the typical shonen fighting stuff, I’m afraid (I’m thinking One Piece, Naruto, Hajime no Ippo/Fighting Spirit and, at a stretch, Full Metal Alchemist). The problem with anime games is that they are, generally, really, really crap – The PSP My-HiME games, for example, are just about the most god-awful things I’ve had the misfortune of playing in recent memory. Things like the Love Hina and Mahoro games don’t really have that much game content – anything with cute girls in are typically visual novels (lots of reading with the occasional choice, which might have a minor effect on the story), and not really the kind of thing Sony or any other games publisher would actually allow to be published on their console outside Japan.

If you are really, really curious as to what I mean, a US company called Hirameki published an English version of an Ai Yori Aoshi game for the PC recently – I can’t say I’ve played it, since I hate AYA, but I think they might have a demo available on their website. Ever 17, whilst not based on any anime title, is also well worth a look if you are interested in that kind of thing. Hirameki are the only company releasing this kind of thing at the moment, though.


jack
2006-11-04
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i love negima can u tell me if its on english ps2 and where can i buy it plz just send the snser 2 my website


jack
2006-11-19
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i love it


Ben
2007-09-06
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So Does All this mean all youse that are playing Negima! can read japanese im trying to learn it but at the moment all i can read is about 50 Kanji and speak a couple of words can you give me any advice? Pleeease


Chachazero90
2007-12-30
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Can someone please tell me how to do the “measure Kazumi`s bust” mini-game in the first negima game? Its driving me nuts!!!!!

I have unlocked most of the gallery. So if any of you need help, feel free to post and I`ll answer.

I`m having trouble with other parts of the but I`ll post about that later. Please help me.


sheldon
2008-01-06
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i havent goten any of them i just wana know if thay have a english option ????


DiGiKerot
2008-01-06
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Nope – all Japanese, I’m afraid.


sheldon
2008-01-06
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o that sucks i dont know any japanese


sheldon
2008-01-06
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hey do you know japanese digikerot


DiGiKerot
2008-01-06
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Not a significant amount, I’m just crazy enough to not mind slogging through Japanese games (or spend hours pouring over dictionaries whilst doing so). Not really something I’d recommend doing, though, unless you really have to play bad anime games.


sheldon
2009-05-07
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anyone know were i can get a mod chip


robert
2009-07-11
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hey if you guys want a negima game in america

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/USnegimaGAME

sign this petition to make one for the xbox 360!
tell every one!


Roofipl
2009-10-28
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hi guys, i just bought the first game today it will propably arrive on the 9th of november, well iv got a question, my first language is polish my second language is english and i dont know any japanese, so is the game ok to play if u dont know any japanese?cos there is a lot of things u got to listen to in it and choose stuff,itwould be cool if someone did a walkthrough for the game


DiGiKerot
2009-10-28
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Well, it’s been more than a few years since I played it, but I can’t remember any significant problems plowing through it despite my limited Japanese. Your mileage may vary, though.


Alaveso
2009-11-09
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WHEN WILL ALL NEGIMA GAMES FOR PS2
BECOME AVALIBLE IN CROATIAN MARKET
I AM DO SO MACH WANT TO OWN ALL NEGIMA GAMES FOR PS2
PS;I AM NEGIMA FUN FROM CROATIAN CITY OF SPLIT


Ariel
2009-11-26
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I’ll need Japanese, huh?
well, okay then! I’ll learn Japanese…eventually…:P


NegiLoverChloe
2010-05-03
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So… thers no negima games in english well that sucks i cant speak japanese and it looks really hard to start speaking it or even learn it. Im soo glad they made an english dubbed version of the episodes XD coz i love it i found it whiel watching other anime/manga [snip!] (i know it sounds weird watching anime/manga episodes [snip!]) like lucky star and well thats about it but negima looked cool and then i watched the first episode i loved it XD i couldnt stop!! but why did they make two different versions of it i mean thers season one and two but ther like exactly the same which is really weird and confusing coz one is where he sneezes and her skirt lifts up and he either vanishes her top or sees her bear underpants in season one but in season two the rat friend (and i know your all gunna correct me i just cant remember what he is.. :( sorry) is with him the whole time when in the 1st season he only shows up in episode 5 i think… but it could be 6 or 7 hmm… can anyone tell me what thats all about?? and where on earth i can learn japanese??


NegiLoverChloe
2010-05-03
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hi again its me i was just wondering who Negi actually goes out with because im not to fond of the purple headed girl i cant remember her name either so sorry again but i like asuna and i hope he goes out with her i mean she kissed him first so there!! i dont care if any of you diagree but i think he should go out with her and im sorry for asking but i havent finished watching all the episodes yet :/ …… does anyone have msn??? if you do add me XD just ask for my email ok..


DiGiKerot
2010-05-03
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The comic book series upon which Negima is based is still ongoing, and looks to be for some time now, so who knows whom Negi will eventually go out with. There’s plot reasons why Asuna wouldn’t make sense, but that’s well beyonf the realms of the animated versions.

As for the discrepancies between the different TV shows, well, that’s because the first time they animated it they went completely off on their own tangent unrelated to the manga half-way through. For the second series, they basically just made up the whole thing rather than trying to reconcile the two…


NegiLoverChloe
2010-05-04
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ohh okayy XD thanks its kinda clear now so is that creature (the pet rat thingy) an urman and his names camo?? im still unsure


jamal
2012-03-30
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Which girls i have to choice to be negi’s partner?


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