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Japanese Niche Games Deals Thread: Atlus, NISA, Aksys, XSeed and More!


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#1981 62t

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

Blah, blocked at my office. Could you possible c/p the text for me please?


NISA store has game + artbook + soundtrack
GS edition has game and artbook in a big box

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#1982 kayne2000

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

im curious what people think.

can i preorder more than one copy of a game at gamestop? if not can i go to different gamestops and preorder another copy? and furthermore is it worth preordering an extra copy or two of xenoblade and last story? do you think they are likely to skyrocket in price at some point? im going to have a play the game copy yes but im talking keeping one or two sealed.

it just seems like one of those games that in 5 years a sealed copy will be worth ALOT. i could be wrong though. im seriously considering it. but you guys know a lot more about this than me so im asking.

#1983 Callidus

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

GameStop isn't a Russian bread line. You can pre-order as many copies as you like.

#1984 62t

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

im curious what people think.

can i preorder more than one copy of a game at gamestop? if not can i go to different gamestops and preorder another copy? and furthermore is it worth preordering an extra copy or two of xenoblade and last story? do you think they are likely to skyrocket in price at some point? im going to have a play the game copy yes but im talking keeping one or two sealed.

it just seems like one of those games that in 5 years a sealed copy will be worth ALOT. i could be wrong though. im seriously considering it. but you guys know a lot more about this than me so im asking.


you can preorder as many as you want in one store

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#1985 Romeo

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

NISA store has game + artbook + soundtrack
GS edition has game and artbook in a big box



Ah... so I'm missing the soundtrack but I get a big box instead? How does NIS ship the game them, just a bunch of crap in a shipping box, no unique LE packaging for the game itself?

#1986 Callidus

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

Ah... so I'm missing the soundtrack but I get a big box instead? How does NIS ship the game them, just a bunch of crap in a shipping box, no unique LE packaging for the game itself?


Pretty much, as far as I can tell.

#1987 Romeo

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

Pretty much, as far as I can tell.



Does Totori come the same way? I was hunting that down to match Rorona.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

Does Totori come the same way? I was hunting that down to match Rorona.


no there is only one LE which is the big box version

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#1989 shivan128

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

Pretty much, as far as I can tell.


will have to hunt down a soundtrack now... :cry: I did not think there was a difference! Thanks for pointing that out!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

I'm actually looking into getting Cross Edge. Heard it has Prinnies AND Darkstalkers.

#1991 Meringue

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

Cross edge is freaking terrible

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

Cross edge is freaking terrible


How can it be terrible?! It has prinnies AND Darkstalkers!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

I agree with Meringue, Cross Edge is not very good.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well damn it. I'm thinking of playing through Disgea because I positively love the Prinny games. Which versions are most "complete"? I wanna play 1,2,3,4. They're good right?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

Well damn it. I'm thinking of playing through Disgea because I positively love the Prinny games. Which versions are most "complete"? I wanna play 1,2,3,4. They're good right?


All the main games are good.

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#1996 SgtWiggles

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

There were only 3 good things about Cross Edge

The premise (I loved damn near every character in the game)
The sprites (They looked good)
And the Battle Music (Even though it played for 90% of the battles, it sounded awesome).

Everything else was fail
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

Just a heads up for anyone interested: Atlus's Radiant Historia (DS) re-release is this Tuesday March 20th. I pre-ordered it about 3 weeks ago, got an email yesterday from Amazon letting me know it will ship soon. Amazon is still showing it in stock ($34.99) for anyone interested!

Sorry if this was already posted, I didn't check.



Since I wasn't sure which, if any, other retailers were getting any copies of this, I went ahead and ordered one. Now to just wait for it to arrive...

#1998 kayne2000

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:22 AM

GameStop isn't a Russian bread line. You can pre-order as many copies as you like.


lolol

but do you think these two games are going to increase in value greatly??

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:31 AM

How can it be terrible?! It has prinnies AND Darkstalkers!


You'd be surprised. It was easily the most disappointed I was in a game that year (unless it was the same year Mass Effect 2 came out, I don't remember). The battle system was very much not to my liking. Great characters, but I didn't play it for more than an hour.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:12 AM

So what's the best version of the first 2 disgaea games?

I know there's a few remakes. Trying to choose the best one.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:44 AM

So what's the best version of the first 2 disgaea games?

I know there's a few remakes. Trying to choose the best one.



The best versions would be the PSP versions if you want some added content. Honestly though there's enough meat to the PS2 versions that you wouldn't be missing much if you'd rather them on a console. If you ever plan to get a Vita you'd be better off getting Disgaea 3 on the Vita since all the DLC is included(which is like $50 on PSN I believe).

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

If you don't care about prettier graphics and voice acting, I'd go the DS version of the first one over the PSP version, since there's extra playable characters and the map on the top screen.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

DS Disgaea: more content.
PSP Disgaea: far better presentation.

DS doesn't add *that* much, and Disgaea's presentation is a large part of what makes it so good. PSP's version is the best overall. of course, knowing NIS they'll probably release a 'complete' version down the road. let's say... 10th year anniversary? would be 2013. yes, it's been about 10 years.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

DS Disgaea: more content.
PSP Disgaea: far better presentation.

DS doesn't add *that* much, and Disgaea's presentation is a large part of what makes it so good. PSP's version is the best overall. of course, knowing NIS they'll probably release a 'complete' version down the road. let's say... 10th year anniversary? would be 2013. yes, it's been about 10 years.


Only extra content in DS version is Prinny Commentary and one extra character.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

I was in Best Buy today and saw that the Record of Agarest War Zero LE for PS3 had dropped to $39.99. It's not listed on their site anymore, but according to an employee it's a permanent price drop.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:06 AM

Cross edge is freaking terrible


Agreed. Easily NIS's worst game. Although Last Rebellion is a close second.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

Is it weird that I kinda enjoyed Cross Edge? Figuring out how to do the mega combos was pretty awesome.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Aksys system needs to reprint Blazblue CS Extend for the PS3/Xbox 360. Damn thing hard to find new or used for that matter.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Aksys system needs to reprint Blazblue CS Extend for the PS3/Xbox 360. Damn thing hard to find new or used for that matter.


Amazon has it in stock. Both the regular and LE.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

Yeah, notice that last night they must have recieved more units of the standard because two weeks (less) they canceled on me. Put another order in and hopefully this one will go through. If they don't want to print extra copies then they add the game to PSN/XBLA, they already did for BB CS so why not the enchanced version?

Anyone thanks for the heads up.