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« on: October 16, 2006, 02:15:13 PM »

For those interested, here is the list of songs featured in the game.

source: http://blog.wired.com/games/2006/10/exclusive_elite.html

       1. Walkie Talkie Man - Steriogram
       2. ABC - Jackson Five
       3. Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
       4. I Was Born to Love You - Queen
       5. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
       6. Highway Star - Deep Purple
       7. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
       8. September - Earth, Wind and Fire
       9. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
      10. Material Girl - Madonna
      11. La La - Ashlee Simpson
      12. You're the Inspiration - Chicago
      13. Survivor - Destiny's Child
      14. Without a Fight - Hoobastank
      15. Believe - Cher
      16. Let's Dance - David Bowie
      17. Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
      18. Makes No Difference - Sum 41
      19. The Anthem - Good Charlotte
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 02:16:14 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 02:25:51 PM »

Well, there goes most of my interest.    :icon_sad:  I highly doubt I could sit through that list of shite (with a couple exceptions) no matter how fun the game is.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 02:30:25 PM »

I wonder if this is why Ouendan didn't do very well in Japan, maybe the Ouendan songs are the JP equivalent of the Village People, Ashlee Simpson, and Cher.

I'm still excited about Elite Beat though, a bad song can still be fun if it has good, er, stylus choreography and a fun scenario.  I don't really care for the pottery guy's song in Ouendan but it's still fun to play.

edit:  Also keep in mind that Elite Beat has 19 songs compared to Ouendan's 15.  Choose your four least favorite Elite Beat songs and take them off the list and you've got a much better looking list that's equivalent to Ouendan's amount of content.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 02:59:21 PM »

There are only a couple of songs that I don't like much on that list, and I still think I can play through them.

I'm more pleased with this track list than some of the dreck on Guitar Hero II.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006, 03:14:13 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 16, 2006, 02:30:25 PM

I wonder if this is why Ouendan didn't do very well in Japan, maybe the Ouendan songs are the JP equivalent of the Village People, Ashlee Simpson, and Cher.

You know...I was wondering the exact same thing just yesterday. Great minds think alike I guess...or perhaps poor ones Tongue

Honestly, I want to support the game and I think I'd buy it if I hated all the songs. AT least it doesn't have Hollaback Girl like Lumines Live  crybaby
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 04:30:46 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2006, 02:59:21 PM

I'm more pleased with this track list than some of the dreck on Guitar Hero II.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 07:38:55 PM »

Yeah, not going to get it.  Just don't like.. any of those songs.  Love Ouendan, but jesus, those Elite Beat Agent songs blow.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 11:08:02 PM »

Give me the j-pop in Ouendan over this shit any day of the week.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 06:07:21 AM »

http://ds.ign.com/articles/743/743324p1.html

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2006, 05:17:53 PM »

So EBA is in, but I haven't bought it yet, and so I thought I'd try and finish Ouendan on Normal today.
It took me about 15 tries to get through the next to last (scenario) but I finally got through it.
Now, after a half dozen tries, I can't get more than a few bars into Ready, Steady, Go! before imploding.
I can't seem to get the timing of what they want here.

*sigh* oh well, it was a nice idea.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2006, 07:48:16 PM »

I do wish there was an option to have the Japanese music, but I guess that would actually change gameplay (ie you couldn't just plug in the other song), but it's still a great game.  And like all Japanese games, I'm pulling in a steady C on everything.  I wish they'd be more encouraging.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2006, 07:56:37 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 08, 2006, 07:48:16 PM

I do wish there was an option to have the Japanese music, but I guess that would actually change gameplay (ie you couldn't just plug in the other song), but it's still a great game.  And like all Japanese games, I'm pulling in a steady C on everything.  I wish they'd be more encouraging.

What Japanese music are you referring to?  Ouendan is Japanese only, Elite Beat is English only.
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2006, 01:35:26 AM »

Sorry, I thought that was obvious.  The Japanese music from the Japanese version of the game.  I wish the English version had an option to play that music, but, again, I understand that would be next to impossible.
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2006, 02:43:41 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 09, 2006, 01:35:26 AM

Sorry, I thought that was obvious.  The Japanese music from the Japanese version of the game.  I wish the English version had an option to play that music, but, again, I understand that would be next to impossible.

I imagine storage capacity is a big limiter with these games since there's so much audio, and they're trying to keep the audio high quality.  I believe the DS cartridge can hold up to 128MB, but most games seem to stay under the 64MB barrier.  For Ouendan that leaves at most 4MB a song.  I wonder if they squeezed all 19 Elite Beat songs into 64MB as well or if they opened it up to 128.
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2006, 03:03:40 AM »

If you want to play Ouendan, it's imported easily enough.
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2006, 03:52:05 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 09, 2006, 01:35:26 AM

Sorry, I thought that was obvious.  The Japanese music from the Japanese version of the game.  I wish the English version had an option to play that music, but, again, I understand that would be next to impossible.

As I understand it, aren't they completely different games? EBA is a sequel of sorts to Ouendan, geared towards Western audiences.

To be honest, I'm not thriled with the song list, but the game is still a lot of fun. Even playing through Sk8ter Boi was tolerable. I still hope to pick up Ouendan at some point.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2006, 04:48:17 AM »

Yep, completely different games.  And since the everything from the control inputs to what's happening in the story is keyed to the music, you can't exactly just swap the music files and have everything work.

While I was kind of turned off by the track selection, it seems like people with similar reservations are really, really enjoying it, so it looks like I'll be grabbing it.  Especially since I found out that EBA lets you skip immediately to the playable portions, something that Ouendan was sorely lacking (Damn you Ready Steady Go!). 
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2006, 12:30:26 PM »

Well, Ouendan let you skip to the point where the bar starts to fill...it's just that that part was particularly long on RSG. Could that be what they meant?
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2006, 01:28:50 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on November 09, 2006, 12:30:26 PM

Well, Ouendan let you skip to the point where the bar starts to fill...it's just that that part was particularly long on RSG. Could that be what they meant?

I think they mean that you skip right to the point where you can start inputting commands. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2006, 08:51:36 PM »

Alright, I've played about half a dozen tracks now.
Please, please, please...anyone sitting on the fence do yourselves a favor and go get this right away.
I love Ouendan, but EBA is even better.
I can't really explain it, but it seems to me like Inis refined the presentation a little bit and the game
feels just a bit more like a coherent whole. Regardless of that, the game is absolutely worth the time
of any and every DS game who is remotely interested in a music game like this.

Folks, it doesn't matter that you are tapping the screen to Sk8ter Boi by Avril whatshername.
What matters is you're cheering on this taxi driver driving at breakneck speeds, avoiding the cops,
and trying to make it to the hospital before the pregnant lady in the back seat pops her kid.
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2006, 11:03:08 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 09, 2006, 01:28:50 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 09, 2006, 12:30:26 PM

Well, Ouendan let you skip to the point where the bar starts to fill...it's just that that part was particularly long on RSG. Could that be what they meant?

I think they mean that you skip right to the point where you can start inputting commands. 

I wanted to confirm that what you said is absolutely true.
The finale actually takes place in two different stages (two songs). Each has extended intros (after the initial intro to the final mission) just like Ouendan but you can hit skip an extra time and jump right to it. This was good, because even on the easiest difficulty, Jumpin' Jack Flash took several tries to get through.

Elite Beat Agents is a 10.
No question. All the quirkiness and trademark humor from Ouendan is still there. The scenarios are every bit as outlandish, and in some cases there are direct correlations between scenarios in the two games (in the sense that they picked a song/story with a similar kind of theme to fill a similar role to Ouendan). For instance, both have scenarios with giant monsters, both have scenarios featuring a ghost, both have scenarios involving the body's immune system fighting off an illness. Still, as I've said, EBA is definitely worth playing even if you've played Ouendan already (assuming you enjoyed it).
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2006, 12:28:54 AM »

Update: I just managed something I haven't accomplished in Ouendan. I just finished the game on the second difficulty level.
While there were some stages I had to repeat several times (baseball guy stage and Jumpin' Jack Flash) the difficulty is definitely a bit lower than in Ouendan, and considering there are two difficulty levels to go, this is a good thing.
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