on 12-06-2012 06:16 PM
First of all I wanted to start by saying I love costumes, just love them, if you see me in Home 9 out of 10 times you would see me in a costume! That being said, with the introduction of the Granzella Edo game space on PSHome EU and NA we gained a lot of new costumes to play with. The costumes itself are a mix of fictional and traditional Japanese warrior armours weapons and clothing like Samurai armours, Ronin, Ninjas and even runaway Shinobi!.
I for one love the whole Japanese Samurai and Ninja history, like many other people I grew up on Japanese (anime) cartoons or movies like the Shaw Brothers, 36 Chambers of Shaolin, Drunken Monk or newer movies like Azumi and classics like Enter the Dragon.
I would even go as far as blaming the Samurai Pizza Cats!
For those of you still unfamiliar with the Edo space (Shame on you!) I picked up a short summary from the granzella website:
Operation: Defend Edo, is available to play in the Edo Period Themed Lounge.
Protect the peace of the Edo period! Defeat the Mononoke by utilizing a wide range of attacks and actions. Fight alone, or team up with friends to battle against powerful Mononoke.
Edo is a peaceful city, however there is another Edo you have yet to see. This alternate world is very similar to the Edo you know, however, in the streets roam horrible Mononoke (evil and mischievous spirits), such as Oni and Hitodama.
Choose a mission. Once the mission is finished a blue pillar of light will appear. This light can take you to safety.
In the fight against the Mononoke you can attack, jump, defend, and use a crouching stance. Be sure to make full use of these various actions. Use vertical cuts, side cuts, and other various attacks against the Mononoke.
Operation: Defend Edo is challenging, therefore you must have a weapon equipped. A bamboo sword is available for free, just pull it from the straw figure nearby. In addition, If you go to the clothing store, you can buy a more powerful weapon and also clothing and armour to increase your defensive abilities.
Operation: Defend Edo is challenging either as a solo battle or a group battle with friends.
Examine the blue sign to take on the Mononoke by yourself.
Examine the red sign, along with your friends, to battle side by side against the Mononoke.
Okay! well I think the summary said it all! Now, for those of you wondering which costumes Granzella has given us to play with I've taken the liberty to highlight a few of them and give you some background story on them, please note that not all of them are available in all the regions yet!
Chapter 1: The Last Samurai
The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of pre-modern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword.
Armour in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees by numerous classes; most notably by the samurai , and was seen on the battlefield both on mounted and foot troops. The pinnacle of Japanese lamellar armour is generally accepted as being the ō-yoroi (大鎧, literally 'great armour') type.
The historicity of armour specifically made for ninja cannot be ascertained. While pieces of light armor purportedly worn by ninja exist and date to the right time, there is no hard evidence of their use in ninja operations. Depictions of famous persons later deemed ninja often show them in samurai armor. There were lightweight concealable types of armour made with kusari (chain armour) and small armor plates such as karuta that could have been worn by ninja including katabira (jackets) made with armour hidden between layers of cloth. Shin and arm guards, along with metal-reinforced hoods are also speculated to make up the ninja's armor.
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on 12-06-2012 06:22 PM
Thanks WitchBlade! I also really love the Edo space, wasn't too keen on the game though but i might give it another try. Loving the ninja outfits. I hope all of them finally come our way including those awesome hairstyles. Really well informed post there and thank you for modelling the new outfits for us!
on 14-06-2012 04:17 AM
on 15-06-2012 12:27 AM
Thanks for all your help on this WitchBlade. I finally managed to beat the game! Was actually pretty straight forward once i got the hang of it. Kudos to you though WB for taking the time out to show me how its done, i appreciate it a lot.
For those of you who haven't managed to do it yet, you will need the samurai armour and a good sword. I managed to do it without any of the medicine packs or what not. It's pretty simple. Only kill what is in your way and avoid the big red ogre's. Kill the lanterns that spit fire at you and whenever the cyclops "farts" or swings its weapon around just step back and wait for it to stop, you then have about 5-6 seconds to attack it then step back and repeat. It takes about 15-20 hits for the cyclops to die and you have 2 of them to kill.
Once thats done you need to run into the blue lightning bolt for the game to end
(This is what works for me, it's possible there is other strategy's but this is just my advice.)
on 15-06-2012 12:10 PM
on 16-06-2012 12:15 AM
I bought the throwing stars and knives today but I can't figure out how to equip them in the game. I know you press triangle to use items and press L2/R2 to switch items but haven't been able to find the shurikens or throwing knives. Can anyone help me out? These items weren't exactly cheap so I'd like to be able to use them.
You should be able to throw them with the triangle button, however I don't think they work in EU yet, the JP version of the space is a newer one then ours. The latest costumes do seem to work on the EU version, cept for the ninja controler tutorial still being in Japanese.
The shuriken and Kunai don't seem to work with our version of the space yet.
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