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#3211 kouleefoh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3268 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

How English-friendly is it?

Very unfriendly. Almost all Japanese

#3212 barrit   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1899 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Very unfriendly. Almost all Japanese


I really thought they were gonna bring this over to the US :(

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#3213 Edzo04   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   341 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

mine came form newegg in a bubble mailer which worried me but it is somehow in flawless condition with no dents

#3214 Jeatsee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

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#3215 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   8410 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:24 AM

Awesome, looks like I'll be buying the rest of the D4 stuff I'm missing, along with HDN and Totori's stuff.
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#3216 eilegz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

i wonder WHY Tales of graces F its been never reduced its price, even final fantasy go sub 20 price by now =(

#3217 C-Zero   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1072 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

i wonder WHY Tales of graces F its been never reduced its price, even final fantasy go sub 20 price by now =(


Wasn't Tales of Graces F $40 before? It's definitely worth that much if you like anime style RPGs.

Edit: I wish the USA had a collector's edition for it.

#3218 buckythekat   dv8 King of Concerns CAGiversary!   3196 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

i wonder WHY Tales of graces F its been never reduced its price, even final fantasy go sub 20 price by now =(


dunno why Amazon doesn't discount it but it's only $40 at GameStop

http://www.gamestop....-graces-f/92854

#3219 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19139 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

i wonder WHY Tales of graces F its been never reduced its price, even final fantasy go sub 20 price by now =(


Because FF is a huge series and Tales is still pretty niche

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#3220 Reigami   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:43 AM

Because FF is a huge series and Tales is still pretty niche



Sad part is, so few people buy it new right when it comes out, it always makes NamcoBandai think twice before giving us another...

#3221 Frahps   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   214 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

Speaking of ToGF, I just picked one up from Fry's yesterday. Cheapest I've ever seen it, so I'm glad that I waited. It got marked down to $29.99!
http://www.frys.com/...ubmit.y=0&cat=0

Looks like it's listed at that price on the site, too! In-store only though.

#3222 barrit   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1899 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:07 AM

Sad part is, so few people buy it new right when it comes out, it always makes NamcoBandai think twice before giving us another...


Well we are getting Xillia, so hopefully it sells well enough that they keep giving us more.

#3223 Namerson   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1056 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

Just got my copy of Ragnarok Odyssey from New Jersey. It was in a bubble mailer as well but it's almost in pristine condition, save for a small dent on the side. Not bad at all.
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#3224 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   3839 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Freedom Wars
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

Just got my copy of Ragnarok Odyssey from New Jersey. It was in a bubble mailer as well but it's almost in pristine condition, save for a small dent on the side. Not bad at all.


Unfortunately, that dent means it's not pristine. :/ I honestly don't understand how these companies haven't figured out that sending a fragile, boxed item in a padded envelope will mean it will be anywhere from slightly damaged to absolutely destroyed. They all do it, too; it just boggles my mind.

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#3225 Frahps   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   214 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

I honestly don't understand how these companies haven't figured out that sending a fragile, boxed item in a padded envelope will mean it will be anywhere from slightly damaged to absolutely destroyed. They all do it, too; it just boggles my mind.


Mine came in a bubble mailer with "PRE ORDER CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2!!" all over it :( They used them for marketing...

#3226 jay_remedy   Mila Kunis > Banned   6791 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

Unfortunately, that dent means it's not pristine. :/ I honestly don't understand how these companies haven't figured out that sending a fragile, boxed item in a padded envelope will mean it will be anywhere from slightly damaged to absolutely destroyed. They all do it, too; it just boggles my mind.


He didn't say it was in pristine condition, he said almost.

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#3227 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4246 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Unfortunately, that dent means it's not pristine. :/ I honestly don't understand how these companies haven't figured out that sending a fragile, boxed item in a padded envelope will mean it will be anywhere from slightly damaged to absolutely destroyed. They all do it, too; it just boggles my mind.


Probably because customers like this guy who posted never call them on it and they save lots of money on using flimsy packing materials and lower shipping weights. There are always tons of posts here saying, "well, I got mine with only a few dents, so I am happy,,,". Personally, if I receive something with any damage at all, it goes back. The fact that most people don't share that attitude just encourages New Egg and Amazon and others to skimp on packing.

#3228 jay_remedy   Mila Kunis > Banned   6791 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Probably because customers like this guy who posted never call them on it and they save lots of money on using flimsy packing materials and lower shipping weights. There are always tons of posts here saying, "well, I got mine with only a few dents, so I am happy,,,". Personally, if I receive something with any damage at all, it goes back. The fact that most people don't share that attitude just encourages New Egg and Amazon and others to skimp on packing.


Yeah, because most people don't give a shit about a couple slight dings to a box.

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#3229 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4246 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Yeah, because most people don't give a shit about a couple slight dings to a box.


Well, I think most collectors do. If you don't care about the box, there is generally a non-collector's edition that is cheaper.

#3230 jay_remedy   Mila Kunis > Banned   6791 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

Well, I think most collectors do. If you don't care about the box, there is generally a non-collector's edition that is cheaper.


I don't buy the collector's edition for the box, I buy it for the other goodies that come with the game.

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#3231 Talgrund   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

Mine came in damaged also. Would I just pick defective as the RMA reason? It's telling me they dont do returns for damage during shipment, but they shipped it in a bubble mailer.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Mine came in damaged also. Would I just pick defective as the RMA reason? It's telling me they dont do returns for damage during shipment, but they shipped it in a bubble mailer.


Buy it somewhere else and return your damaged one to them. Newegg will just ship you another one in another bubble mailer. :/

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#3233 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4246 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Buy it somewhere else and return your damaged one to them. Newegg will just ship you another one in another bubble mailer. :/


So, commit fraud and stick an innocent retailer with New Egg's problem? That's ridiculous.

#3234 bruceg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1399 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

I don't buy the collector's edition for the box, I buy it for the other goodies that come with the game.


Diehard collectors who keep the game sealed will get upset if there is a small tear in the plastic wrapping.

Edited by bruceg, 10 November 2012 - 08:13 AM.


#3235 AFC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   313 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Has anyone regularly ordered games from Zavvi outside of the Metal Gear Solid HD LE? They just dropped the price on the Tales of Graces Special Edition to £24.95, but I'm worried about how they'd package it after the blue bag fiasco with MGS. Does anyone have enough experience with Zavvi to know whether that was just a one-off or to be expected? I'd prefer dealing with Amazon UK's (I'm assuming) superior customer service, since I know Zavvi's is subpar. However, the pricing difference is pretty big right now, and I don't know how aggressive Amazon UK is when it comes to sales.

#3236 sabanoo   I like pie. CAGiversary!   1865 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

Has anyone regularly ordered games from Zavvi outside of the Metal Gear Solid HD LE? They just dropped the price on the Tales of Graces Special Edition to £24.95, but I'm worried about how they'd package it after the blue bag fiasco with MGS. Does anyone have enough experience with Zavvi to know whether that was just a one-off or to be expected? I'd prefer dealing with Amazon UK's (I'm assuming) superior customer service, since I know Zavvi's is subpar. However, the pricing difference is pretty big right now, and I don't know how aggressive Amazon UK is when it comes to sales.


It's to be expected with Zavvi. Most of the things I've ordered from them have come slightly crushed. The best packaging I've seen from them is a very thin cardboard wraparound sort of thing.

If it's something smaller though they don't seem to get damaged quite as much as the MGS LE did. I just wouldn't expect it to be pristine.

#3237 storino03   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   643 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I ordered the special edition and it arrived in a small cardboard box intact. First time ordering too. Came to about $40 shipped

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

It's to be expected with Zavvi. Most of the things I've ordered from them have come slightly crushed. The best packaging I've seen from them is a very thin cardboard wraparound sort of thing.

If it's something smaller though they don't seem to get damaged quite as much as the MGS LE did. I just wouldn't expect it to be pristine.


I ordered the special edition and it arrived in a small cardboard box intact. First time ordering too. Came to about $40 shipped


Thanks to both of you for the replies! I'll think about it while I'm out today, and hopefully the price will still be the same if I decide to go for it.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

So, commit fraud and stick an innocent retailer with New Egg's problem? That's ridiculous.


Then don't do it.

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#3240 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19139 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

So, commit fraud and stick an innocent retailer with New Egg's problem? That's ridiculous.


Don't buy online and stick with B&M store for collectors edition

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