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#3301 Slermy

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:46 AM

Akai Katana is a bullet hell shooter by Cave. Very good and very much worth the money if you like "shmups".

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

Akai Katana is a quality shmup imo. But I think Gamestop has it for 9.99... that's what I just bought it for last week, even tho the sticker still said like 29.99 or something.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how long Aksys takes to ship?

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#3304 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how long Aksys takes to ship?



It took about a week I think. They were delivered via USPS if I recall and I received them quickly. Also, very good customer service.

Akai Katana is a quality shmup imo. But I think Gamestop has it for 9.99... that's what I just bought it for last week, even tho the sticker still said like 29.99 or something.


Thanks! Gamestop shows at $24.99 new and $9.99 used. But I'll stop by there and hopefully find a complete, non-thrashed copy. I enjoy shmups but I have been so out of the loop in the past few years since I have been focusing on RPG's it seems.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:45 AM

It took about a week I think. They were delivered via USPS if I recall and I received them quickly. Also, very good customer service.


Not to mention they'll throw in random goodies occasionally. :D

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

It took about a week I think. They were delivered via USPS if I recall and I received them quickly. Also, very good customer service.



Thanks! Gamestop shows at $24.99 new and $9.99 used. But I'll stop by there and hopefully find a complete, non-thrashed copy. I enjoy shmups but I have been so out of the loop in the past few years since I have been focusing on RPG's it seems.


I think I read they converted all the new copies to used in store... So have the clerk scan it if you see a new copy :)
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

It's about around $17 new on Amazon (Akai Katana). Kind of weird how it dropped in price so quickly from its MSRP of $39.99 within a few months of release. Must not have done well?
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Gran Turismo 5 XL is back to $10 (Free Shipping) - PS3 - Amazon

http://www.amazon.co...=gran turismo 5



Awesome stuff. I thought that I might have missed out on this deal. Thanks. 8-)
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#3309 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Yakuza Dead Souls - PS3 - $17.50 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co...op chainsaw ps3

Hmm...Atlus Game of Thrones Artbook Bundle is on sale for PS3 and XB360 for $19.99 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co...rds=atlus games

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http://store.nisamer...?range=17,29,29

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#3310 ケネディ (KNDY)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

Akai Katana is a quality shmup imo. But I think Gamestop has it for 9.99... that's what I just bought it for last week, even tho the sticker still said like 29.99 or something.


I just came back from Gamestop and you're right. I brought a new copy of "Akai Katana" up to the register and he put a used sticker on top of the new and charged me the used copy price of $9.99.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

It's about around $17 new on Amazon (Akai Katana). Kind of weird how it dropped in price so quickly from its MSRP of $39.99 within a few months of release. Must not have done well?


People who don't appreciate a good 2D shooter will take one look at games like Akai Katana and say "Oh, this looks like a 400-point XBLA game. You can play through the whole thing in about 45 minutes. No way I'm paying $40 for it." Completely missing the point that you're supposed to replay it over and over until you actually get good at it. In Japan there seems to be a lot more respect for this type of game, and the craftsmanship that goes into it.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

People who don't appreciate a good 2D shooter will take one look at games like Akai Katana and say "Oh, this looks like a 400-point XBLA game. You can play through the whole thing in about 45 minutes. No way I'm paying $40 for it." Completely missing the point that you're supposed to replay it over and over until you actually get good at it. In Japan there seems to be a lot more respect for this type of game, and the craftsmanship that goes into it.


Haha, so true. Just wait until Lightning Returns FF13, that sounds doomed to failure already with that same game type.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

What's the cheapest I can get Ragnarok Odyssey: Mercenary Edition for? Or the normal edition for a really good price?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

Growlanser IV is $15 on PSN right now.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends is currently down to 24.99 from 39.99 on Newegg.

That's the best price I've seen except for a brief period when Best Buy had it for 19.99, but of course no stores within 100 miles had any stock nor was it available online. Considering the game's relative scarcity and the fact that Newegg discontinued Atelier Meruru after dropping it to 29.99, I went ahead and bit.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

What's the cheapest I can get Ragnarok Odyssey: Mercenary Edition for? Or the normal edition for a really good price?


There haven't really been any good price drops yet. It's a niche RPG that just came out on a system which doesn't have many games of that type yet. It'll probably be awhile.

Cheapest I've seen is $34.99 for the regular edition at NewEgg, with free shipping. Family Video has the Mercenary Edition for $46.99 but shipping probably puts it over $50 and I'm not sure what their packaging is like. (The box for the Merc Ed is highly crushable.)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

I figured this would be the best place to post this. For anyone in the market for this game, there's a listing for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F from a 3rd party seller on Amazon. Used/like new $48 + $3.99 shipping, best price I've seen thus far. I picked up a copy, 5 copies left as of this posting.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

There haven't really been any good price drops yet. It's a niche RPG that just came out on a system which doesn't have many games of that type yet. It'll probably be awhile.

Cheapest I've seen is $34.99 for the regular edition at NewEgg, with free shipping. Family Video has the Mercenary Edition for $46.99 but shipping probably puts it over $50 and I'm not sure what their packaging is like. (The box for the Merc Ed is highly crushable.)


Thanks. I bought the Mercenary Edition for $50 from amazon.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

I figured this would be the best place to post this. For anyone in the market for this game, there's a listing for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F from a 3rd party seller on Amazon. Used/like new $48 + $3.99 shipping, best price I've seen thus far. I picked up a copy, 5 copies left as of this posting.

I've heard some things about this, but is it worth owning if I've never even heard of Hatsune Miku before (though the name is familiar)? It looks like a rhythm game, so how does it compare to the likes of the Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents games?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

I figured this would be the best place to post this. For anyone in the market for this game, there's a listing for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F from a 3rd party seller on Amazon. Used/like new $48 + $3.99 shipping, best price I've seen thus far. I picked up a copy, 5 copies left as of this posting.


Is this the cheapest an import of this has been? Wondering if I should get it.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

I've heard some things about this, but is it worth owning if I've never even heard of Hatsune Miku before (though the name is familiar)? It looks like a rhythm game, so how does it compare to the likes of the Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents games?


I've only played the demo and I really enjoyed it. It's a pretty fun rhythm game and if you like J-pop even a little bit, you'll most likely enjoy this game.

Here's a couple of reviews to check out also:

http://www.playstati...ew-vita-import/

http://www.justpushs...-diva-f-review/


Is this the cheapest an import of this has been? Wondering if I should get it.


Cheapest I've seen it.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

*sigh* My Hakuoki Limited Edition I ordered from Amazon came in today and was shipped in a barely padded envelope and was crushed. Haven't they had years of complaints about LE boxes getting crushed, and yet they STILL do it time after time? Time to send off some complaint e-mails.

What's even dumber is that in the same order, they shipped my two Nintendogs 3DS games in a separate box that was HUGE and had several air pillows in it! They couldn't have switched around the packages? Ridiculous.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

*sigh* My Hakuoki Limited Edition I ordered from Amazon came in today and was shipped in a barely padded envelope and was crushed. Haven't they had years of complaints about LE boxes getting crushed, and yet they STILL do it time after time? Time to send off some complaint e-mails.

What's even dumber is that in the same order, they shipped my two Nintendogs 3DS games in a separate box that was HUGE and had several air pillows in it! They couldn't have switched around the packages? Ridiculous.

Mine was in a box with Brave. I think the key to LE ordering is to add items to the order so they will use a box.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Mine was in a box with Brave. I think the key to LE ordering is to add items to the order so they will use a box.


That's what I did do, and they shipped the rest of the items in a massive oversized box, but my LE in a separate envelope, so that trick doesn't necessarily work. There was plenty of room in that box to fit about 20 more DVDs. I think all the LEs are in a separate warehouse that only has a stack of envelopes to mail things in.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:48 AM

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is no longer available for $48.00. Sadly, I wasn't able to get one.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is no longer available for $48.00. Sadly, I wasn't able to get one.


If you have a PS3 you might want to wait for that version anyway.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

I've only played the demo and I really enjoyed it. It's a pretty fun rhythm game and if you like J-pop even a little bit, you'll most likely enjoy this game.

Here's a couple of reviews to check out also:

http://www.playstati...ew-vita-import/

http://www.justpushs...-diva-f-review/

Aw, poop. They're gone now. :cry: I'll just have to keep a sharp eye out from now on...Thanks for the reviews, though.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:10 AM

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is no longer available for $48.00. Sadly, I wasn't able to get one.


Aw, poop. They're gone now. :cry: I'll just have to keep a sharp eye out from now on...Thanks for the reviews, though.


No problem. I'll keep an eye out on it as well and will update in this thread if I find more at a good price.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:26 AM

Mine was in a box with Brave. I think the key to LE ordering is to add items to the order so they will use a box.


That really is depended on the wherehouse and the person who is packing your stuff.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:02 AM

If you have a PS3 you might want to wait for that version anyway.


Yeah, 6 more songs as well. Hoping it's not just a straight port, and they improve the graphics as well, like Project Diva arcade did (which looks way better in my opinion than the Dreamy Theater versions)