For anyone who never recieved the instruction manual with their copy
of PDS, you can rest easy. I have uploaded the complete PDS instruction manual for your viewing pleasure. You could possibly even create your own. Well hope this helps anyone who needed it.
Well here it is
More unoriginal material for your site eh? j/k
I have the US version. I’m pretty sure that the Japanese (and possibly European) version is considerably longer. You should try to get them.
I have a European manual; it seems quite long, but then again, the Japanese one is probably considerably different.
The European one is massive, and almost entirely made redundant by the in-game tutorials, which in themselves are made redundant by their sheer useless at times.
Example: The tutorial claims that attacking an enemy from the side does weak damage, which is nonsense.
I always thought the European one was massive since it had it translated into a couple languages? Correct me if i’m being stupid here. :anjou_embarassed:
As far as I can remember it’s more like three to five languages, but on the other hand it did have fairly small print (sort of like the old European Mega Drive manuals); unfortunately I also seem to remember that the European PDS manual just used the English text from the US manual. The Japanese manual actually looks pretty nice, as it’s printed in colour with diagrams and a bit of artwork here and there… but of course, it’s not really of much use to us non-Japanese speaking fans (what with 95% of the text being in Japanese).
I just wish the English PDS manuals could have been printed in color. Its a pity we have to view the artwork found in the manuals, in black and white. Are the European manuals in color?
Well sorry for anyone who needed to view the manual. My site is down for the day. It will be back up tomorrow so its no big deal.
Unfortunately no; the PAL manual actually has less / smaller pieces of artwork than the US manual, too. I’m fairly sure that all the artwork that ended up in the manuals can be found on Lagi’s site though, in larger and full-coloured forms.
[quote=“Arcie”]The European one is massive, and almost entirely made redundant by the in-game tutorials, which in themselves are made redundant by their sheer useless at times.
Example: The tutorial claims that attacking an enemy from the side does weak damage, which is nonsense.[/quote]
I didn’t understand what “beating them to the punch” was until i played through it near the end of my second time (like… 3 years) and even then i think it was because of someone mentioning it on the forums.
Now I know what it is… it seems kind of cheap and easy. I prefer bashing the button like winter heat hoping i’d atack first
The only time you really need to do the “beating to punch” thing is against Atolm, when he’ll just teleport behind you and smack you one if you don’t.
I dunno, I remember finding it useful in several fights. It’s handy for any fight where you have to rely on quick use of your gun, 'cos bashing the button tends to lead to Edge zapping away at whatever target he first locks on to (invariably your enemy’s pubic hair, or Brick Wall Organ).
No, you’re right. It’s the same with them all - you think you’re getting a nice, large, informative manual, but it’s actually just the translations!
And yeah, it is in black and white.
I actually find it quite useful a lot of the time, although it may not be absolutely necessary in the majority of those cases.
On a similar note to Scott’s late discovery of that tactic, it took me a while to realise that you can just use Holy Sphere on Lathum and expose his weak point instantly - instead of wasting loads of shots by using the gun! :anjou_embarassed:
Ah, but then it savages you with its “scalding breath” move - the best tactic I’ve found is to use your lasers to destroy large groups of the lumps on its back quickly, as this’ll usually uncover the weak spot quite fast while leaving you at least one relatively safe zone to camp in while you finish the job.
Holy sphere is much better.
On a similar note to Scott’s late discovery of that tactic, it took me a while to realise that you can just use Holy Sphere on Lathum and expose his weak point instantly - instead of wasting loads of shots by using the gun! :anjou_embarassed:[/quote]
thinks a moment
I seem to remember trying that once, seeing 120 damage done (as per the norm), but the mounds remained intact. I know I did Chain Laser once and wiped out the mounds…
Lance’s tactic works for me though.