Digimon World 2 : Moonlight/Sunburst *Pre-play* (Spoilers abound!)

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Well, yours truly got extremely lucky and managed to get a copy of both Moonlight and Sunburst and have been getting into both games a little bit and thought that I'd share the differences and ideas within both versions.

A nice touch on both games is that there are a bunch more humans around in both versions. Both "Light Fang" and "Night Crow" have their own leaders and humans that follow them, as well as much different versions of the storyline; though both factions clash and interact within both games.

You can choose to be a boy or a girl in either game, and all four sprite characters look quite nice; with the Sunburst characters in shades of yellow and red, with the Moonlight characters in purples and blues.

However, if you thought you'd only get 1 Digimon to start out with, you'd be highly mistaken. Each game starts out very similar to Digimon World 3; with each character getting to pick 1 of 4 sets of Digimon to start out with. The sets each include the main new Digimon (Coronamon or Lunamon, depending on the version) and 2 other 'backup' higher level digimon. The sets seem to depend on mixing old and new Digimon (such as one of Moonlight's sets : Pandamon, Lunamon, and Lillymon or Sunburst's Leppamon (Kudamon's Adult Form), Coronamon, and Karatenmon) There are 4 sets, each including the respective starter at level 20 and the other remaining Digimon at level 35 each.

Sunburst's story starts out with the main character arriving in the Digital World's main city (name unknown, at this moment; I couldn't manage to translate it) and meeting up with a member of Light Fang. The action starts up right away after meeting with the main human in charge of Light Fang and the Digimon leader, Ophanimon (with a small redesign, very cool looking, in my opinion). The main character is then lead to the Arena where a tutorial of 3 fights begins against 3 members of Night Crow. After winning, the character is then taken to Light Fang's personal area (.dot hack fans can think of this as the personal guilds of .hack//GU) where the storyline picks up immediately. A mysterious force (shown as a red-hooded ghost-like character) appears and wreaks havok while the main character is guided through their first farm-type area (lead by Tailmon). When the character returns to the Light Fang server area, they arrive to see all of the Digimon on the Server reduced to Digitamas and the humans unconscious, which leads to the character fighting an unknown "skull-domed" entity (in which the battle is fought with their own Digimon reduced to Level 1, except for the new main Digimon; who is still at Level 20.)

After the fight, the character is then swept into doing a few missions which leads to finally getting to go off into different areas and fighting Digimon.

That's about as far as I've gotten in Sunburst, now for Moonlight's turn.

Moonlight's game begins alot differently, as we learn that Night Crow is far worse off than Light Fang in terms of area and the like. Night Crow's Server space is dim and dark, and looks very worn-down (compared to Light Crow's bright and new-looking digs), with even the characters seeming to dress in more shoddy-looking clothes than their counterparts in Light Fang. The human in charge here is a girl, along with her Digimon counterpart, ChaosDukemon. The main character here is lead through the 3 tutorial battles via people in the Night Crow organization, where soon after, the 'red-hooded' entity arrives, bringing with it a host of hostile Digimon, which begin to attack the humans within Night Crow. The main character manages to beat the Digimon horde and arrives to watch the 'red-hooded' entity speak some sort of warning to CDukemon and crew before vanishing.

Unfortunately, I spent way too much time playing Sunburst to get any further in Moonlight, but due to the change in storyline, I'll try to keep playing both a bit more and see what I can find out.

Overall, between the 2 versions, I managed to find some unique and cool new features. Both Sunburst and Moonlight introduce new characters and recolors of some of our favorite Digimon. (one example being that Piyomon can now evolve 2 different ways; one into the normal Birdramon and one into a recolored Birdramon - name unknown at the moment) Also, from the previous example, Piyomon's Ultimate form is not Phoenixmon as it was in the previous game, but a (new?) chimera-like Digimon.

Also, during battle, the battle animations have evolved into new animated forms, with attacks swerving around before hitting the target digimon, and the like.

In conclusion, these 2 games seem much more evolved than their previous versions, with a ton of new features and Digimon and 2 very different storylines to boot. I'll keep working through my versions and let you know what else I can find out!
 

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The recolored Birdramon is Sabirdramon, the Chimera Digimon Gryphomon. Both old Digimon.

But thank you for the Info ! Very interesting !
 

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[quote author=Kaeri link=topic=2784.msg43847#msg43847 date=1175194709]
The action starts up right away after meeting with the main human in charge of Light Fang and the Digimon leader, Ophanimon (with a small redesign, very cool looking, in my opinion).
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What's the new addition to her design? A new pattern or weapon?
 

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CrimsoniteX -> I believe this is correct, I just haven't gotten far enough to unlock it yet...plus I'm sure I'd get pwned at such an early level. ^-^;

AlforceVeedramon -> She looks a bit brighter overall, plus I believe that they animated her more (her wings move when she walks, etc) and I believe that her screenshot 'circle' (shows up when speaking with her) was redesigned, as well. If I can manage to get pictures of it, I'll post them later on.
 

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[quote author=Kaeri link=topic=2784.msg43855#msg43855 date=1175199076]
CrimsoniteX -> I believe this is correct, I just haven't gotten far enough to unlock it yet...plus I'm sure I'd get pwned at such an early level. ^-^;

AlforceVeedramon -> She looks a bit brighter overall, plus I believe that they animated her more (her wings move when she walks, etc) and I believe that her screenshot 'circle' (shows up when speaking with her) was redesigned, as well. If I can manage to get pictures of it, I'll post them later on.
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What do mean animated more? And how was her circle changed...

You do know she wasn't in the original right?
 

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If I remember correctly, and I could be wrong...but I believe she was part of a side-quest for Omnimon/Omegamon where she sharpened the Digimon's blade back up for it.
 

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you're right, she was one of the several Digimon that only appeared for side-quests
 

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I've managed to snag the names of most of the Light Fang members. Still have some I have to hunt down so I can rip their sprites. Some names I couldn't quite figure out, so I just left the phonetic pronunciations.


Light Fang

-Commander Gurea - male - green hair - Leader of Light Fang
-??? - male - Sunburst Player Character
-??? - female - Sunburst Player Character
-Ko(ma?)chi - female - brown hair, pigtails
-Tonpei - male - red hair
-Chiiku - male - blonde, red bandanna
-Parusa - male - blonde
-Kenpa - female - blue hair
-Gaou - male - dark brown hair, red headband
-Raira (Lila?) - female - light brown hair, poofy, red...hair bandanna thing
-Riiton? - female - spikey blonde hair, tan


Night Claw

-Commander Julia - female - light blue hair - Leader of Night Claw
-Sayo - female - Moonlight Player character
- ??? - male - Moonlight Player character


Other


Referee - male - blonde, red sunglasses - Referee
 

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Someone posted on 2chan BBS these codes for Moonlight, that are very like the codes used in the first game to get the Dot Digimon:
20406002
20060402

I have no clue where to put them, or what they do. Someone needs to find out and try them.
 

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Devkyu -> Thanks for the names! ^_^

SakuyamonX -> I'll take a look shortly and let you know.
 

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Damn, I really need to pay attention in Japanese class more.

Okay, Light Fang organization lives in Shine City, Night Claw inhabits Dark Moon City.

The Cities are broken up into areas. For Shine City, so far, I've found the Square, Hall, and Market.
 

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Newton and Dorothy are also members of Nightclaw.
 

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Those codes can be entered in by talking to Valkyriemon in the Arena area. The codes only work for moonlight and give DotFalcomon and Sukamon. Anyone have more codes? I'd like to get Dot ShineGreymon. XD
 

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[quote author=FET-Kun link=topic=2784.msg44013#msg44013 date=1175278392]
Those codes can be entered in by talking to Valkyriemon in the Arena area. The codes only work for moonlight and give DotFalcomon and Sukamon. Anyone have more codes? I'd like to get Dot ShineGreymon. XD
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Try 70307991
 

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[quote author=Anubimon link=topic=2784.msg44017#msg44017 date=1175279664]
Try 70307991
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It worked, and I've got Dot ShineGreymon!! He's made things a lot easier as far as leveling goes, and with his help I won two Tournaments and am now a Silver Rank Tamer. Though, I barely won the second one...I fought fought Parasimon, MoonMilleniummon and Vademon and they were in the high 30s.

My Digimon consist of Firamon, ShineGreymon, Tailmon, Galgomon, Veedramon, and Centarumon.
 

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has there been any confirmation of Alforce in the game yet? And how early can you degenerate, not counting the forced degeneration at the beginning of the game?
 

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[quote author=AlforceVeedramon link=topic=2784.msg44064#msg44064 date=1175294134]
has there been any confirmation of Alforce in the game yet? And how early can you degenerate, not counting the forced degeneration at the beginning of the game?
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I beleive you can degenerate right at the start if you wanted, but I can't 100% remember. I know you can at least do so after beating the first boss, Aquilamon, cause I devolved a Digi at that point. If all goes smooth, I might be able to evolve my Veedramon to his Perfect by tomorrow morning and then we'll know.

In the meantime...even though new routes are opening inside the maps themselves, I still can't figure out the next step to further the story.
 

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great, I look forward to it. I'm already happy that we'll all be able to have our own personal Zeromaru, but if Alforce is in the game, then that's just the icing on the cake.
 

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Ah, looks like if the Digimon is lvl 1 you can't devolve them. Not a big deal, but that's what you get when you convert data...a lvl 1 Digimon, so you have to go and lvl it quick before doing anything else.
 
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