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11/11 Update: Radiant Historia (DS) $16.21 at Amazon -- Prime Eligible


#1 KingofGames   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1366 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:47 PM

Excellent game, fantastic price. Pretty sure this is the cheapest I have seen it brand new. Keep in mind this was once fetching nearly $100 on Ebay.

Radiant Historia $16.21

Again, not sure if this is the cheapest it has been, but you can't go wrong at this price.

Edited by KingofGames, 11 November 2012 - 05:31 PM.

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#2 uiengineer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   570 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:52 PM

i think the expensive version came w/ the soundtrack, etc. is this that version?

#3 KingofGames   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1366 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

Nope, this is the reprint. That version still commands a pretty significant amount, but this is a solid alternative.

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#4 punkmaggit   Masashi Hamauzu > you CAGiversary!   2505 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:27 PM

Nice find!

#5 mindatlarge   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:05 PM

If you have any interest in JRPGs and have been putting off picking this gem up, this is an excellent price for one of the best RPGs in recent years. One of my faves since Xenogears.

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#6 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   19508 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

If you have any interest in JRPGs and have been putting off picking this gem up, this is an excellent price for one of the best RPGs in recent years. One of my faves since Xenogears.


Completely agree. Radiant Historia is my favorite JRPG since the PS1 days.

I think the lowest I've seen it was $20 but that was before the reprint.

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#7 lifeiskewl   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

just wanted to add my 2 cents on how great this game is.

#8 Boss★Moogle   てぃもの魂の伴侶 CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

Amazon still has tons of this reprint. If you can be patient and wait til late November / early December, I'm sure they'll have it for $15-20 at some point during that time.

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#9 Nico8912   Claptrap's Minion CAGiversary!   132 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

Damn, I just bought this a few weeks ago for $35 :(

#10 TrumpetDan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   576 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:19 AM

Amazon still has tons of this reprint. If you can be patient and wait til late November / early December, I'm sure they'll have it for $15-20 at some point during that time.


That's what I'm holding out for, especially considering the size of my backlog. :)

#11 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:05 AM

[quote name='KingofGames']Nope, this is the reprint. That version still commands a pretty significant amount, but this is a solid alternative.[/QUOTE

Nice, I traded cart only a long time ago but kept the box, Manuel, and soundtrack, never knew it was worth much.
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#12 KingofGames   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1366 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:10 AM

For sure. You should be able to get $50~ if it's in really nice shape.

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#13 uiengineer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   570 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:19 AM

Amazon still has tons of this reprint. If you can be patient and wait til late November / early December, I'm sure they'll have it for $15-20 at some point during that time.

way off topic, but the girls in your sig are bad ass!

#14 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   8058 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Binary Domain
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:13 PM

According to the price tracker thing, it dropped to $20 at amazon in mid-November last year. I picked it up for DOTD at $24.50 and it was well worth it.

Very enjoyable, the grid battle system and the change mechanic keeps the combat from becoming stale. The battle takes place on a I think a 3 x 6 grid, you're on one 3 x 3 and they are on the other 3 x 3. When one is in the row closest to front, they do more damage but they receive more damage, and further to the back they do less damage but they receive less damage from attacks (which makes it a good place to put your healers and other support characters)

Each character also has various skills which allow you to do damage while shifting the enemies around the board, stack them as many on one tile as possible through the various push, pull, and slide attack skills, then unleash your strongest attack to hit all of them. This is later complicated by enemies which can't be moved, shield spells which protect enemies standing in certain rows/columns, etc, to keep it from getting stale.

You also have the capability to give your turn to one of your characters or even exchange your turn with an enemy's so that you can have more turns in a row to herd all the enemies together and hit them all at once, as once your string of turns end, the enemies move off so there is only 1 per tile again.

Basically it has some of the strategist aspect of an RTS, while not actually being in real-time so you have plenty of time to plan your string of attacks.

The story and characters also quite engaging and the time travel mechanic is quite well done as you shift back and forth between 2 alternative history timelines with the ultimate goal of saving the world by using the differences between the two timelines to solve problems in the other timeline. Each of those 2 timelines can branch off in other different directions and result in dozens of different endings (both game ending and good).

What's nice is when you hit a bad ending, your not done, the time travel mechanic kicks in and takes you back to the last available node (there's usually a node for every 3-4 events in the timeline). Using the time travel mechanic you can freely jump around to any node in the timeline to replay a section so you don't ever have to worry about missing anything. It also means you don't have to replay the entire game over several times to see every ending. Took me about 50 hours to unlock all the event points and beat the game. Played mostly without consulting a guide until the final chapter and I think I had only missed 15 or 20 events (which you can travel back to at any time to do).

Here's a good example of the mechanics of battle:

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#15 Boss★Moogle   てぃもの魂の伴侶 CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

way off topic, but the girls in your sig are bad ass!


Yeah, they're one of my favorite bands; they always seem to have a song that suits my mood.

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#16 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Here is mine I found


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#17 MrSneis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   670 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

Sometimes you just gotta love Amazon. Ordered last night at 5:30ish, arrived this morning via OnTrac. That's what 18 hours?
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#18 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   4659 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:16 PM

Man bump it up a penny so I can get super shipper savings! I'm probably one of the few people here, willing to toss Amazon an extra penny, to raise their price for the free shipping eligibility.

I dislike it when I see an item for $19.99 and there's no $5.01 filler item. Tried the filler item finder and it has yet to help me since it is usually stuff I don't want or need.

#19 guardian_owl   Keeper of the CAG Shrine CAGiversary!   8058 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Binary Domain
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

They have apparently started some kind of new "add on" program where most really cheap stuff will not add toward the total for $25 free shipping, but will ship for free if the cart is already $25. Here is an example item, a $0.40 christmas bulb.
http://www.amazon.co..._sim_sbs_auto_3

Which means the days of 1 digit filler items is ending.

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#20 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3229 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

They have apparently started some kind of new "add on" program where most really cheap stuff will not add toward the total for $25 free shipping, but will ship for free if the cart is already $25. Here is an example item, a $0.40 christmas bulb.
http://www.amazon.co..._sim_sbs_auto_3


The details:

Add-on Items

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#21 SevereTireDamage   Broken-$$$$ed CAGiversary!   1785 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

Wow, what a ridiculously convoluted way to simply say "You can ONLY buy these items with $25 FSSS orders or more".

#22 AcidRain25   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

Just thought I would resurrect this thread by letting CAGs know that Radiant Historia has dropped to $22.23 at Amazon. This is the cheapest I've seen it since this thread was started but it might go lower for Black Friday considering they still have plenty in stock.

Edited by AcidRain25, 08 November 2012 - 07:35 AM.


#23 blackjaw   probably surfing CAGiversary!   2551 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:04 AM

Great game, buy it!

#24 folkie_1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

I thought this was a truly refreshing JRPG. I had started writing the whole genre off as outdated. This game brought JRPG's into the modern era for me.
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#25 proKoyeon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   615 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

tempting...

#26 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2561 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

Amazon still has tons of this reprint. If you can be patient and wait til late November / early December, I'm sure they'll have it for $15-20 at some point during that time.


I don't know, amazon has been selling out of this.. it's been on and off for the last few months. I could see it selling out by blackfriday

#27 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Man bump it up a penny so I can get super shipper savings! I'm probably one of the few people here, willing to toss Amazon an extra penny, to raise their price for the free shipping eligibility.

I dislike it when I see an item for $19.99 and there's no $5.01 filler item. Tried the filler item finder and it has yet to help me since it is usually stuff I don't want or need.


Gave me a great idea for a business. If only I had something to sell.

#28 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   4659 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Wow, what a ridiculously convoluted way to simply say "You can ONLY buy these items with $25 FSSS orders or more".


Interesting, I always interpreted these "add-on items" as Amazon's very own filler items. I guess I've been wrong.

So essentially, if I were to buy a game at $19.99 that qualifies for free super shipper savings. I would have to find something else for $5.01 instead of an "add-on item" that was going for $5.01 and end up with three items in my cart. The $19.99 game, $5.01 thing, and the $5.01 "add-on item."

Just thought I would resurrect this thread by letting CAGs know that Radiant Historia has dropped to $22.23 at Amazon. This is the cheapest I've seen it since this thread was started but it might go lower for Black Friday considering they still have plenty in stock.


Tempting at that price since I missed out on the original print. I might try to hold out for $19.99 or less.

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#29 grimhope   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

For those of you always looking for fillers for stuff under 25 there is an easy solution. Pre order a game of you're choice with the item you want to buy to bump the price over 25. They don't charge you for the pre ordered game untill it ships so after the item you really want ships, just go ahead and cancel the pre order game and then you have gotten fsss on the item you really wanted!

#30 lilseung   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

For those of you always looking for fillers for stuff under 25 there is an easy solution. Pre order a game of you're choice with the item you want to buy to bump the price over 25. They don't charge you for the pre ordered game untill it ships so after the item you really want ships, just go ahead and cancel the pre order game and then you have gotten fsss on the item you really wanted!


Good method but I'm not sure if its a good idea to do this more than few times.
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