Monday January 10, 2011 14:34
Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Demo Guide and Impressions
Today is January 11th, 2011, and the Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Japanese Demo is now “Officially” available to the public. You can download the demo at PSP2i Demo Trial Page. You should place this Folder within the GAME folder for your Playstation Portable.
This is where you place the demo within the PSP directory.
Infinity Trial License Expiration
On Monday February 21st, 2011, the trial license for the Japanese version of Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity expires. To continue playing online, players must register their Infinity License which comes packaged within the UMD version of the game, and is automatically included with the downloadable version of the game.
Importing Your Previous Save
You can Import your previous Japanese Phantasy Star Portable 2 Save files by pressing the Import menu on the title screen. Select the second menu option 前作セーブデータ which will import your previous save. Once you do this you will have 5 Fusion Codes フュージョンコードx5. These will show up in the last tab of your items menu. Fusion Codes are needed for the Weapon Synthesis system.
If you import your previous save and your character is over level 100, and battle type level 20, they will not gain any exp or type points within that state. Only Battle Types below Level 20 are able to gain type points.
New Game as The Dewmans
You can of course create a new character of any of the existing races. Also you can start out as the new race, The Dewmans. Dewmans are very proficient with Melee and Force weapons and have high accuracy, but they have extremely low HP, defense, evasion, and stamina. This race is meant for expert players who can evade or block attacks.
Whatever race you choose for a new character, you can gain up to level 100 and type level 20 within Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity’s Demo.
[Story Mode] features Episode 1 and Episode 2. You can play up to two chapters in Episode 1. Alternatively you can play the Prologue portion for Episode 2.
[Multi Mode] features ad-hoc gameplay with those who also have the demo.
[Internet Multi-Mode] features online gameplay with others across Japan. You will need an Infinity Trial License which is available only at the Japanese Playstation Network and requires a Japanese Playstation Network Account. You can download the Infinity Trial License on January 20th, 2011. It is in a first come first serve basis.
[Friend Search Mode] allows one to download and transfer their own character data to other PSPs nearby. You can also receive other character data and import them into your game. With this function you can bring your friend’s characters into your party offline!
Friend Search Mode can also be activated during Story Mode, press the Triangle Button to Activate and Disable it.
The following Missions are available, please note some missions may need to be unlocked before they are accessible. Some modes do not display all missions.
- Parum Free Missions
- 海の底の古代遺跡 Undersea Ruins
- 遺跡の奥に眠るモノ Sleeping Warriors
- 草原の支配者 Plains Overlord
- Moatoob Free Missions
- 熱帯雨林の猪突獣 Jungle Charger
- Neudaiz Free Missions
- Multimodes Only: 流水の神殿 Sacred Stream
- Multimodes Only: 桜華の法撃 Sakura Blast
- Clad 6 Free Missions
- 蒼穹に響く戦慄 Resonant Quiver (Pending Title)
- Multimodes Only: 蒼海の巨殻獣 Crustacean of the Sea (Pending Title)
- Clad 6 Tactical Missions
- 焔帝の猛攻 Fiery Onslaught
- マキシマムアタッククロスI Maximum Attack Cross I
- Trading Missions
- トレーニング交換所 Training Exchange
- 砂漠惑星のオアシス Desert Oasis
- マキシマムアタック交換所 Maximum Attack Exchange
You can play these missions of C, B, A difficulty rank. Fiery Onslaught has the additional S rank difficulty available.
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Infinity Missions are VR missions. These missions include random enemy appearances based on data that is embedded within the mission itself. Missions are collected in items called Mission Disks, these disks must be taken to the Code Counter on your ship.
Ami found a Mission Disk!
You would then register these Mission Disks which will convert into Mission Codes. You can then play these Mission Codes at the Mission Counter and find even more Mission Disks along the way.
Infinity Missions can be combined with other Infinity Missions to create new ones. This can only be done if you have enough composition points to produce it. Here are some points to know..
- Each Mission has it’s own composition point requirements.
- Points you gain by completing Infinity Missions only apply to that mission.
- In other words you can’t transfer points you gain in one mission to another mission.
To gain Synthesis Points, you have to clear the mission. You can check the total amount of points you have by checking the information described below.
Infinity Mission Synthesis Points
ミッション合成P Mission Synthesis Points show you the total amount you have and the required you need for synthesis.
合計 The total amount of synthesis points you have so far. In the screenshot above, you have zero points.
必要 The amount needed to use this mission code for synthesis.
In order to gain synthesis points you must complete the mission over and over. You gain more synthesis points based on what difficulty rank you complete. In the example above, this mission code is not available for synthesis because the total amount is zero and the required amount is 10. After completing this mission once, the player will have enough points needed to use this mission for synthesis.
The higher the LV attached to the mission code, the higher amount of points needed to use the mission for synthesis.
Combining Mission Codes
Mission Code Synthesis.
The base mission you select will use the field the mission currently has. The plus mission you select will use the boss that is currently on that mission code. When you start synthesis, you will combine the two mission codes to create a new mission. The new mission will use certain aspects and effects from both missions.
Infinity Demo Mission Code Combination List.
The top three Base(Fields) and the top three Plus (Bosses) in the screenshot above is available in the demo. When you acquire or combine mission codes, their names will combine creating new or duplicate names. So you can have several Snow Shelled Beasts and Summer Shelled Beasts.
Friend Search is available within the Demo. This allows you to download your friends’ or strangers’ characters throughout the day. You can activate this feature in Sleep mode (at the Friend Search Mode in the Title Screen) or Story Mode. This mode requires two or more PSPs to come in contact with each other.
A new menu option will appear in the Start Menu > Community section. This is called Support Character. Within this menu you can add “マイキャラクター or My Characters” which are characters that you created in your save file. You can also invite “フレンドキャラクター or Friend Characters” which are characters you downloaded and registered through Friend Search.
Invite Characters to your Party
Invite “My Characters” and “Friend Characters“ just like how you would invite a regular NPC in the english version of PSP2.
Highlight the パーティー Party Menu
- Inviting My Character
- Highlight the Party Icon
- Select Invite to Party パーティー招待
- Select My Character マイキャラクター招待
- Select characters to join!
- Inviting Friend Character
- Highlight the Party Icon
- Select Invite to Party パーティー招待
- Select Friend Character フレンドキャラクター招待
- Select downloaded character to join!
Applying Charge Shot II
Charge Shot II is a new attack animation for all ranged weapons. Charge Shot II is reminiscent towards how Photon Arts worked on guns in Phantasy Star Zero. The demo allows you to change your guns over to this new Charge Shot by paying a fee. You can select “Change Charge Type” to start the process.
The menu should open up with all guns in your inventory. You would then pay a fee based on the grind price to change the weapon over to Charge Shot II. You can alternatively change a weapon back to Charge Shot I. Check the gun’s second page to see what charge type it currently has.
How to Get Colonel Sanders Partner Card
Colonel Sanders can be obtained in the demo. In order to receive his partner card, you must find KFC Gurhal! It is located in a Multimode only mission on Clad 6 called 蒼海の巨殻獣 Crustacean of the Sea (Pending Title). Look for the crab boss within the mission pictures.
On sector 3 of this mission you may randomly find a rainbow portal to KFC Gurhal off to the side before using the catapult jump to the boss portal. If it doesn’t appear you’ll have to restart the mission. When you arrive you can talk to the two NPCs to get your stamp per visit. When you obtain enough stamps you can purchase various colors of Colonel Sanders Suit!
As long as you talk to Colonel Sanders you can obtain his partner card. He also sells various items you can use within the demo.
- KFC Gurhal Menu
- カーネル・ステッキ打 Colonel Stick (Dagger) 5000 Meseta
- カーネル・ステッキ法 Colonel Stick (Wand) 5000 Meseta
- ケチャップガン Ketchup Gun 3000 Meseta
- マスタードガン Mustard Gun 10000 Meseta
- チキンライン Chicken-weave 1500 Meseta
- パーティーバーレル Party Barrel (Room Item) 3880 Meseta
After the mission, head to your room to pick up the title ケンタッキーを発見した to receive your Free Colonel Sanders Suit カーネルサンダーススーツ which is only for males and is based on whether your character is a cast or flesh.
You can take screenshots by holding down the select button, until the camera icon pops up. Then press the Start button to take the screenshot. The screens can be transported to your computer, on your PSP directory, check for a Picture folder.
Demo ≠ Retail
Sakai isn’t done yet, and the retail version of the game is still in production. However he wants your input and impressions about the demo because things are subject to change in the retail version!
Well this ends our little mini guide for now, but come back later for more pictures and features. The translations page in the sidebar will be updated with some menu translations!