Ray Blade Faq version .1b For Japanese Ray Blade for PS by Ashley Curtis (Date 6/03/02) This document is Copyright 2002 Ashley Curtis. Do not reference, alter, or use (this include webmasters, publishers, and magazine staff) without my express written permission. Contents: 1.1 Intro 1.2 Thanks and Email info 1.3 Updates 1.4 Menu Translations 1.5 Gameplay Explained 1.6 Special Ability and Trust Commands 1.7 Characters and Places 1.8 Story/Walkthru 1.1 -------------Intro------------ After pretty much wrapping up my work on Xenosaga. It is time to wrap up some of the other games that have been sitting on the shelf. This game is worth getting hold of if you can find it. Why? The story telling is great, the anime like characters and movies make this a must play! I found it when I was in Akihabara, so if you want to find it keep checking ebay or some other auction place. Also check out some Hong Kong online stores. Or if your able to look around every small nook and cranny of Tokyo, I’m sure it can be found in a small shop. I’ve just started playing this game. I’m not sure how complete this faq will get, and if it will ever get totally completed. If someone wants to use some of the info in this faq for a Dreamcast Version faq of the game please feel free to go ahead. 1.2 ----------Thanks and Email----------- I can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org, please feel free to give help, corrections and ask questions. 1.3 -------------Updates---------- 05/25/02 The first one, Version .0a = well lets start with some menu translations 05/27/02 Version .0b = More additions to the menus, more story translation, added character info. 05/29/02 Version .1a = More menu stuff, added some Trust commands. 06/03/02 Version .1b = Added special abilities 1.4 -------------Menu Translation-------- During Battle mode when pressing the Triangle button during combat the “Main Command Menu” comes up. Main Command Menu フェイス終了 = End Turn 部隊表 = Unit Info 反撃命令 = Auto Pilot 作戦目的 = Mission Review 撤退 = Retreat システム = System (change game settings) セーブ = Save (save your game) 部隊表 = Unit Info Here you can find up to the minute info on every unit. Pressing L1 allows you to change the units shown from friendly units, to enemy units, to all units. R1 changes how these are sorted out. 反撃命令 = Auto Pilot You always start out in Manual mode, however if your bored you can have the computer take over, there are 4 different styles to choose from and they are as follows: 作戦目的 = Mission Review This gives an over view of the mission, your goals and what needs to be accomplished also what will be the cause of defeat. 撤退 = Retreat You will not gain any experience and some money will be lost, this will not work every time it is randomized. システム = System ---------------------------- Battle Menu 移動 = Movement 攻撃 = Attack 信頼 = Trust 能力 = Ability List 待機 = Wait 修理 = Repair 特殊能力 = Special Ability Preemptive Attack Menu 反撃開始 = Counter Attack 武器選択 = Use Weapons 回避 = Evasion 防御 = Defend Please note this menu will not appear if you have your robots on Autopilot. However you can have the Computer decide this for you and maintain manual control of everything else. Just use the R1, R2, L1, or L2 buttons to turn this menu off. ---------------------- Intermission Menu インターミッション セーブ = Save ステータス = Status ユニット改造 = Unit Upgrade プライベ―ト = Private パ―トナ―変更 = Change Partner ヤマトチエック = Yamato Check システム = System 次へすすむ = Finished Save = Well it saves Status = Gives you info on your characters, there robots and weapons. Unit Upgrade = Allows you to upgrade a robots Hp and Armor. Note you may upgrade a robot to the limit, however after every 9 stages you can upgrade again. Private = Allows an event to take place, and to go to private mode. Change Partner = Allows you to change your partner (becomes available later in the game). Yamato Check = Yamato tells you how you are getting along with the girls. System = Change system settings. --------------------------------- Private Mode Menu セ―ブ = Save 移動 = Move 話題リスト = Topic List パートナー変更 = Change Partner ヤマトチエック = Yamato Check システム = System Menu 終了する = End Private Mode Move = Move to different parts of the ship instantly if you like. Topic List = Choose from the list what you want to converse about with other people. Try to note who you will talk about. Change Partner = Change your partner. Yamato Check = Love gauge. System Menu = Change the system End Private Mode = Returns you to the Intermission Menu. Notes about Private Mode: If you want to talk to Ai, you may not be able to if your topic of conversation is not her. The same is true for some other characters. Also note that when asked a question the positive reply is always the first one. For example “Should we go in? 1) Yes we should 2) No we should stop here” or “Will you help me? 1) Yes 2) No, not really”. So keep that in mind in quest for love. Also here is a web page that has how to get each girl by answering each question in the game. http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown/7800/Rayblade/Private.html ---------------------------- Weapons Overview 武器名 = Weapon Name 攻撃 = Attack Power 射程 = Weapon Range 命中 = Accuracy Ratio Effect ?弾数 = Ammo Left 必要闘志 = Battle Points 消費プラーナ = Planner points ---------------------- Unit Overview Picture of Character Pilot’s name Level of Pilot and Experience Robot’s name Hp of Robot Combat Spirit/ Accuracy % ----------------------- Pilot & Robot Overview (This view occurs when you select”能力 = Ability List” from the Battle menu.) (The Top Left Box) Picture of Character Pilot’s name Level of Pilot and Experience Robot’s name Hp of Robot Battle Motivation Points/ Planner Points (The Bottom Left Box) 信頼コマンド 近接 = Close Range Power 間接 = Long Range Power 防御 = Defense Ability 命中 = Accuracy % 回避 = Evasion % 信頼度 = Degree of Trust 信頼コマンド = Trust Command 直感 = Intuition Ability ?? ?? ?? プラーナ = Planner Points (The Top Right Box サイズ = Size (L, M, S) 移動タイプ = Movement Type 移動力 = Speed Value 装甲 = Armor Value (The Bottom Right Box) ユニット特殊能カ = Unit Skills 1.5 -------------Game Play Explained-------------- 1.6 --------------Special Abilities and Trust Commands--------------- Special Abilities プラズマバリア = Plasma Barrier (All long range non physical damage is reduced) 特殊フィールド = Special Field (The damage of all attacks is reduced) 対フィールド = Anti-Field (Nullifies enemy fields and barriers) バリア = Barrier (The damage of all attacks is reduced) プラズマコート = Plasma Coat (All short range damage is reduced) 対実弾バリア = Ball Chain Barrier (All ball chain damage is reduced by 50%) HP回復 = Recover HP (Recover HP) 小HP回復 = Small HP Recover 中HP回復 = Medium HP Recover 大HP回復 = Large Hp Recover プラズマモ―ター = Plasma Motor (Allows elevation change for Robots unable, the power of the plasma motor is the allowance of elevation change allowed) 修理能カ = Repair Ability (Allows HP Recovery) 補絡能力 = Assistant Ability (Complete Ammo Reload, when used in conjunction with the repair ability Combat spirit will lose 5 points) 変形 = Deformation (Change form of movement) Trust Commands 絆 = Bonds (Companion will recover a small amount of HP) 友情 = Friendship (Recovers HP of all “friends”) 激励 = Encouragement (Increases Combat Spirit for 1) 加速 = Acceleration (A unit’s speed increases) ?中= Guidance (For 1 turn Accuracy will be raised) 直感 = Intuition (For 1 turn Evasion will be raised) 鉄腕 = Steel Arm (Adds to Attack, useless if used more than once per unit) 鉄壁 = Steel Wall (Adds to Defense, useless if used more than once per unit) 再動 = Double Move (Unit transfers their turn so another unit can move again) 察知 = Sense (Unit is given affection and increases in attack power) 1.7 -------------Characters and Places----------------- Good Characters Touya Kazemi トウヤ Ai アイ Fuoruzan Yamato ヤマト Alfrena アルフォリナ Roads Yumiiru ユミール Agaruteia Serika セリカ Fien フェイン Oswald オズヴァルド Clovis ケロビス Asa アーサー Gabon ガボン Tyron タイロン Texas ティックス Muruku ムルク Baren バレン Miyasuko ミヤスコ Derrick デロック Bad Characters Backeen バーキン Renda レンダー Resyu レシュ Raymond リーモンド Flores フォレス Gloster ゲロウスター Places Agaruteia 1.8 -------------Story/Walkthru-------------- Note: This is done with the best of my limited Japanese ability. It is 87% correct. I intend this to be a brief explanation of the story, although at times this may vary. Also note these are the stages that I’m encountering and you may uncover a different path in the story. Another note: any reference of “you” means Touya. It all begins with Touya Kazemi day dreaming before class begins. Touya is woken up by a fellow student, they both share greetings and she asks him out for a date. Your best friend butts in asking to go along. Later you run into Kasumi who finds out to her surprise that your going on a double date with your best friend. Suddenly while outside the school 2 huge robots fall from the sky. The bad robot hits the good robot in the back knocking Ai out of the cockpit and leaving Touya no choice but to jump in and save the day! Well he can’t let the school get totally destroyed! Begin Stage 1 -- Stage 1 Strategy Basically just keep attacking. You can’t repair, however your attacks are stronger than his so keep attacking every chance you get. You should survive with about 15 hp left over. -- Anyways Ai is really outset that you are running her Robot, but she gives you some tips for defeating the enemy just the same. Well you defeat your foe! Well, you thought you did anyway. Now you wake up in your room. Kasumi knocks on your door and quickly rushes in, even though you didn’t respond to her knock. Well you can say she was surprised and runs off. Anyways after getting up, and greeting your parents (via picture) you find a note on the table which has the results from last night. Then Touya remembers his injury from the night before. What he thought was a dream, was it true? Well, you get a knock on the door from the girl who asked you out on a date. She reminds you that you have a date with her. As you leave to go you find Yamato the cat. Suddenly a car pulls up with a man asking if you are Touya Kazemi. You find out that the robot you took control of has bonded with you and will not work with anyone else now. Fuoruzan demands that you go with him and Yamato scratches him. After some more explaining Touya agrees to go with him. Fuoruzan explains that you are needed to be part of a classified team. Finally you get to the base which is inside of, yep you guessed it, the middle of no where. Ai meets you at the entrance; she seems not to remember who you are. Fuoruzan asks Ai to show you around. Ai is curious about your cat, and is worried because it is a black cat. Touya explains its just a normal cat and its name is Yamato. Just when things are going good, Ai jumps you with an injection of some sort. Touya is upset and thinks Ai tried to drug him. She explains that she just drew some blood for medical reasons. Next the scene jumps to inside the base, as Alfrena and Roads are talking about their relationship and the lucky guy who just joined the club. At the end Roads gives Alfrena a pretty pendent. Ai starts to give you a tour of the base “Agaruteia”. During this you meet Yumiiru (she is rated the most popular of all the girls in this game according to http://www.winky.co.jp/rayblade/pop/raypop2.pl) she is very kind and says that it will take some time to adjust to your new surroundings. She asks you if you have someone special that you will miss. Touya says no one really, Ai thinks Yumiiru is getting fresh and tells how boys and girls shouldn’t pay any attention to each other. Yumiiru agrees and gets embarrassed. Anyways you get a further tour of the building you meet Oswald, Serika, and Fien. Ai gets upset with Fien because he asks your age. Anyways we find out the Serika is 16 and Ai is 15 years old. In the middle of your tour you find out that Terrorists are attacking the base and its time for… Stage 2 Ai for some reason needs to prove something so she decides to go 1 on 3. Needless to say, she gets ejected again. Leaving our hero Touya to save the day again! -- Stage 2 Strategy Take out the Robot with 240 Hp, I don’t know his name but he is the easiest to destroy, take him out from long range buy using your weapons. Then closs range when he pulls up close. Than destroy Backeen. -- However as soon as you finish with them, Renda shows up with some support. Don’t worry thou because Clovis and Asa save the day! After the battle you talk with Yumiiru and Ai. It seems Ai didn’t take care of your cat Yamato while you were piloting. Oh what will the world be without Yamato? Well you run into the medic Gabon, who says he found your cat and he’ll be alright. What a sigh of relief. Although he won’t be the same Yamato you remember, it seems 80% of Yamato had to be replaced because he was hurt so badly. So now Yamato is a 5 million dollar recovering cat. The bad guys discuss new plans. It seems they plan to infiltrate a woman into the good guys team, you guessed it a new robot pilot should be showing up soon. While waiting for further word about Yamato. You are congratulated by Clovis and Asa, come to find out it was Asa who found Yamato. Then the young nurse comes out not realizing who you are and talks about the cat in surgery (as in the surgery is going strangely). Later Gabon comes out and tells you to come back tomorrow and that Yamato should be fine. The young nurse than realizes that you are Touya and is shocked at her mistake. Now you find Backeen and Resyu planning on when to attack, so that they can destroy the robots. Intermission Guess what the attack takes place! Boom! Well it seems Touya makes it through it, with Yumiiru and Ai watching over you. Although Ai seems a bit jealous because of the attention Touya has been getting. After getting reprimanded by Asa and Yumirru, Ai apologizes for be rude. She says that the fact she didn’t take care of Yamato is what made her upset. Anyways Gabon shows up and says to be patient with Yamato because Yamato needs time to adjust to the changes he had to go thru to survive. Then Touya hears a voice he doesn’t recognize and doesn’t see anyone else. Then out comes the new talking Yamato! Yamato says he got panicked and ran into the line of fire. So maybe it’s not all Ai fault after all. Anyways, Clovis comes by to how you are doing, and is scared out of his wits by Yamato. Somehow you manage to be talking with Alfrena, who takes not of how cute Yamato is. Of course Yamato thanks her for the compliment. Also you get to quickly meet Tyron, Texas and Roads for the first time. Stage 3 As the story progresses every leaves the base undefended to track down the people who attacked earlier. The enemy decides to capitalize on this. However the base seems to repel this attack. Stage 4 While the base has its problems Touya and crew have found some of their own. ---- Stage 4 Strategy Keep to your long range attacks, keep your distance. This one is a piece of cake. ---- There are more problems at the base it seems the infiltrator was… well you find out. The story is very obvious. Tyron makes the rescue with the infiltrator forced to flee. Yamato is impressed with Tyron’s quick action. Ai is really upset about the outcome and falls into your arms. Intermission Now something has gone wrong in the private lab. Well now it’s back to work, Yumiiru asks how Ai is doing. Touya comments that she is tacking it very hard. Yumiiru mentions that she is not surprised since Ai and Alfrena were such close friends. Clovis makes the call to battle. Stage 5 Fight a bunch of bugs. Then the ship saves the day. However I believe it is possible to finish this stage without the help from the ship.