Sigma Harmonics Guide

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Aug 28, 2008

Sigma Harmonics Guide by Raestloz at 4:52 PM (14,836 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Raestloz
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    <div align="center"><img src="http://bp3.blogger.com/_mmlC6YEZayU/SD18ikDOC7I/AAAAAAAAAfI/QRFDK5O83sE/s400/sigma_banner.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></div>

    Credit goes to <b>chocomog257</b>

    <b>What's Sigma Harmonics?</b>
    Sigma Harmonics (シグマ・ハーモニクス) is a console role-playing game developed and produced by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. The game was first announced in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, and was developed by the team behind Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

    <b>How's it's gameplay?</b>
    The game is played using the Nintendo DS system's "book" orientation (similar to Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, and other games). Solving one chapter’s case changes the past which leads to a new murder. “The characters who appear are about the same, but the plot outline and puzzle are totally different.

    Sigma Harmonics, just like most of another SQUARE ENIX games, is a great game. It's a combination of puzzle, RPG, and adventure game. You might think of it as Professor Layton with battles, and you actually control Layton. The battle system is unique, utilizing cards based on Chinese Zodiac (shio). Each with different use, you can also change jobs, which changes many battle aspects, such as your speed, your cards, and others.

    Here's a few screenshot, taken from Sigma Harmonics Help Thread (credit goes to GameDragon)
    <b>Battle</b>
    <img src="http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/GameDragon/Sigma%20Harmonics/Battle1-1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/GameDragon/Sigma%20Harmonics/Battle2.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <b>Exploration</b>
    <img src="http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/GameDragon/Sigma%20Harmonics/Game1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g13/GameDragon/Sigma%20Harmonics/Game2.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <b>What's it about?</b>
    The story revolves around Sigma Kurogami (黒上 シグマ) a high school student and "sound user" whose family guards a huge clock sealing off the demon Ōma. One day, his past is rewritten, causing chaos in his present. He then works with his friend Neon Tsukiyumi (月弓 ネオン) to solve an increasingly complex string of murder cases and return his life to normal.

    <b>So? Why do we need a guide for it?</b>
    Sigma Harmonics is a JAPANESE game. For those gifted with the ability to read Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji, and actually <b>understand</b> it, then it's no problemo! But for us who can't even understand what "Arigatou!" means, it's a big trouble.

    Reading above statement, you should already know why we need a guide for it. Yep, we need it to progress through the game. Playing it by choosing any options available may be one way to play this game, but it takes too much time, and by the time you finished the first case, we already finished playing Okami or Twilight Princess.

    <b>Alright, so where's the guide?</b>
    Just below, translated by chocomog257, originally posted in <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=101655" target="_blank">Sigma Harmonics Help Thread</a>, and is used with permission.

    <b>Anything else I need to know?</b>
    Yeah, don't post any silly things here, like " I want the next guide! please hurry! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" /> ". The purpose of this topic is to present you with the guide smack dab in front of your face, not to let it get buried under piles of silly posts. While I can update it by editing my post (the next post). I hope no flamethrower get ignited in this thread, as it's not what I mean in the first place

    And there's a <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=101655" target="_blank">Sigma Harmonics Help Thread</a> to help you should you feel need some assistance, but please don't rush chocomog257 to translate the guide (originally in Japanese <a href="http://sigma.square-enix.info/" target="_blank">here</a>'s the source). He did this voluntarily, just like translators in <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=41" target="_blank">NDS ROM Hacking and Translation</a> forum. If you want to get the game translated, convince somebody there, not here.

    So without further ado, here's the guide
    Updated, for those who found the first guide is confusing, look at the guide again, and there's a map for 2F

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    --Prelude--
    -Chapter 1- The Old Swallow's Poisoning Incident
    Chapter 2: The Woman Who Disappeared On 2nd Floor –The Great Detective Coming-
    Chapter 3: Murderer in Kurogami Mansion
    Chapter 4: It’s Massacre Time

    Chapter 5: Murderer in Kurogami Mansion II -The Great Detective’s Final Account-
    Chapter 6: Offering to the Future
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    2F Map, for those who confused
    <img src="http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/9458/2fmapqz3.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
     
  2. chocomog257

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    Translation of Chapter 2 Walkthrough.

    Source

    Chapter 2: The Woman Who Disappeared On 2nd Floor –The Great Detective Coming-
     
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    Thanks... Maybe Ill be able to understand what to do now... [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, I'm kinda curious what happened to this game. It's still listed on all the usual sites, but no longer available for download at any of them.
     
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    What's listed on what site? Now I'm the one who's curious
     
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    Yeah I noticed that too. The game is no longer available for download on some of my usual ROM sites.
     
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    As far as I know there are at least two other member-register sites that has free download links for this ROM. ^^
    And they are two reliable sites which never hassle us with voting or pop-up ads [​IMG]

    Anyway, I hope to finish the game soon. 5 chapters more to go, waiting for Raestloz to update [​IMG]
     
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    Member Pimpmynintendo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Why is this even here. Not only is this in the wrong section there already is a Help topic made by GameDragon in NDS Game Help, Hints, and Tips.
     
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    Because not everyone will find way to the Help and Tips section, some people would look for a guide here instead. Keeping up in both places is to make sure you can't miss it. ^^

    Anyway, I'm about to start translating Chapter 4. Sorry if I make you guys wait.
     
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    Member Pimpmynintendo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    But the whole reason there is a section for help hints and tips is for guides like this plus theres doesn't need to be two topics.
     
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    The reason why I created this topic is because chocomog started to post the guides in that Help Thread from page 9. It makes us difficult to track it, even more when lots of peole say thanks or ask questions there, tracking where the first guide is, where the second ne is, and so-on would be difficult, much worse if between each translations there are lots of post, making the guides scattered all over the thread, I posted it here, in the first post, so the guide is right in front of your face without having to go to page 9, 10, 13 or any pages.

    This place is where we discuss NDS games, sometimes people will look for guides here, pretty much like somebody who want to ask about M3Simply will go to R4 sub-forum, although there's M3 sub-forum already.
     
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    I am sorry but being lazy and not wanting to look for or even search for something is no reason to post something a second time nonetheless post something in an entirely wrong section.
     
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    Member Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    I'm not the one being lazy, the fact that I posted this topic proves it, if I'm lazy I won't look for the Sigma Harmonics Help Thread, let alone post the guide here.

    A lazy man won't post a topic, it just proves he's not lazy
     
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    You have gotten me off my point so by starting over I will quote this from the forum rules.
    "Before you start a topic, perform a search to see if the question or topic you wish to create has been made before. If it has, post in the topic that already exists. Duplicate topics will be closed."
     
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    Sorry for not replying..... for what? 10 days?

    I'm aware of the Sigma Harmonics Help Thread's presence, in fact I put my idea of posting this topic there first.

    That topic is to help you, say if you're stuck, don't know what to do, don't know what does a card do, how's the battle system, how to beat a boss, how to go to a particular place, go there. If you wanna see the compiled translated guide, go here, thus the title Sigma Harmonics Guide.

    That said, it's more than enough, the guide has finally come to an end, there's no need to keep this topic open for any posts.
     
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    Ugh. You are hopeless pimpmynintendo.

    I looked at your post history and you are way overdoing it on the rules,man.
    Stop trying to be a goodie goodie and for the love of god stop trying to be an authority

    Raestloz made a usefull and organized post that contributes to the forum in a good way.
    More people visit this board then the help and tips section.

    Leave the rules and regulation to the mods.
     
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    I poked around the Japanese wiki and there's more useful stuff... So I'll just post them and stuff from personal experience.

    Tip to get more SP per fight:


    Reward for fighting the Oma on the 2nd floor and the Cat Gods::


    Oh yeah, the translation for Sigma harmonics shouldn't be impossible... There's a Chinese translation out ages ago, fully done, and no bugs I know of. that's the one I'm playing. They've translated Valkyrie Profile too.

    This is that group's website if you want a look: http://zt.tgbus.com/acghh/
     
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    You can download Sigma Harmonics off romulation but you have to be a member.
     
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    How long do you think it will take to complete the game, Raestloz?
     

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