Red Hairdo wrote:All I want to know is if I can upgrade it by downloading the patches from some official TYPE-MOON site or if I'll have to search for official (if they exist) Re-ACT and Re-ACT Final Tuned discs on eBay.
You need to buy ReACT, because it is an expansion, not an upgrade. Final Tuned is however an upgrade, and you can legally download it for free. Note however that there are MANY bootleg versions of Melty Blood and MB ReACT for sale on eBay. Things to look out for:
- There was NEVER a version of MB that included ReACT
- There was NEVER a version of ReACT that included Final Tuned
- There was NEVER an English version of MB or MBR
So if you see "Melty Blood ReACT Final Tuned" for sale, you'll know it's some asshole trying to sell copied CDs. Please note that our translations do NOT work with the bootleg versions of MB*.
If you want to buy the game in order to play it as a fighting game, indeed it may be a better idea to buy Act Cadenza ver.B. However, since Act Cadenza does not have a story mode, you'll be unable to play the game as a visual novel. For story mode, you'll need to buy MB. MBR does not change MB's story mode, so you don't need to buy that per se.