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


#451 Wargamer   War is my hobby CAGiversary!   287 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:25 PM

I JUST got Record of Agarest of War in the mail. Pretty damn fast considering the destination (Puerto Rico). Very well packaged, give my props to your shipping guy.
Gonna read the manual soon and pop this in my 360.

#452 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3802 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:38 AM

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Kenka Bancho is on sale for $19.99 at Gamestop. It's not available online, so it's best for you to check in-store. Been waiting for this to drop in price.

#453 rainking187   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:01 AM

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Kenka Bancho is on sale for $19.99 at Gamestop. It's not available online, so it's best for you to check in-store. Been waiting for this to drop in price.


It's actually been this price for a while. Good luck finding a non-gutted copy though. I sent this to Amazon using their tell us about a lower price thing a while ago, and they dropped the price by like 17 cents. :/

#454 Altanis   Banned Banned   1738 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:17 AM

Not too much of a special, but Populous DS is back down to $9. It's $15 at Kmart (as comparison), if you can find it, so it's a decent deal I guess:

http://www.amazon.co...ref=oss_product
Note: Sold by GoCrazy Games, fulfilled by Amazon.

#455 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:29 AM

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Kenka Bancho is on sale for $19.99 at Gamestop. It's not available online, so it's best for you to check in-store. Been waiting for this to drop in price.


"Kenka Bancho" is awesome and I hope the others are released. For those who are wondering what the game is about, you're literally gang leader and you go on a school trip. But other schools are on the same trip and have different schedules of areas they are visiting.

Each of these gangs have their sub-leaders and leaders and you literally kick their butt and you get their respect and they can also be your partner when taking on other gangs. But the game has different storylines. There is a girl that likes you from your class, you can grow your relationship with her, or another girl from a high school nearby and more.

Still haven't beaten the boss (no retrys on the boss but you can start on over on your last save) though. In a way, reminds me of a modern successor to "River City Ransom" because you can buy things from shops and even enhance your fight style.

Anyway, definitely a game worth owning on the PSP. But yeah, hopefully you can find a complete version used.

#456 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3802 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:47 AM

^ The game is $19.99 new, and $17.99 used. Considering the way Gamestop treats their used stock, I say it's best to drop the two extra bones.

#457 Panda Wizardry   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2641 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:57 PM

I wish Amazon would lower kenka bancho to 19.99, would be an instant buy for me at that price.

#458 UltraMysteryDopplega   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   173 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 05:11 PM

"Kenka Bancho" is awesome and I hope the others are released. For those who are wondering what the game is about, you're literally gang leader and you go on a school trip. But other schools are on the same trip and have different schedules of areas they are visiting.

Each of these gangs have their sub-leaders and leaders and you literally kick their butt and you get their respect and they can also be your partner when taking on other gangs. But the game has different storylines. There is a girl that likes you from your class, you can grow your relationship with her, or another girl from a high school nearby and more.

Still haven't beaten the boss (no retrys on the boss but you can start on over on your last save) though. In a way, reminds me of a modern successor to "River City Ransom" because you can buy things from shops and even enhance your fight style.

Anyway, definitely a game worth owning on the PSP. But yeah, hopefully you can find a complete version used.



The best part is that translated, the title is something like Badass Rumble: Badass Rumble

#459 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 05:58 PM

Atlus Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) has dropped from $29 to $14.99. Better get it now! (Remember, the game comes with a free download of Yggdra Union as well)
http://www.amazon.co...93213566&sr=8-2

Also, 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3) dropped to Black Friday price - $14.99
http://www.amazon.co...93213497&sr=8-1


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I've been waiting for "Knights in the Nightmare" to drop. But needed another game to get that free shipping and figured I'll pick up Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (wii) since it dropped to $11.99.

#460 OtakuGamer   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:47 PM

Atlus Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) has dropped from $29 to $14.99. Better get it now! (Remember, the game comes with a free download of Yggdra Union as well)
http://www.amazon.co...93213566&sr=8-2

Also, 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3) dropped to Black Friday price - $14.99
http://www.amazon.co...93213497&sr=8-1


I ended up getting both of these. I was also looking at this -
http://www.amazon.co...93219715&sr=1-1

Is Mimana worth the $21 price?

#461 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:56 PM

I ended up getting both of these. I was also looking at this -
http://www.amazon.co...93219715&sr=1-1

Is Mimana worth the $21 price?


It was $19.99 from the Aksys store and it came with a CD soundtrack. Unfortunately, the sale ended last week earlier this week :(

#462 elessar123  

Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:24 PM

I ended up getting both of these. I was also looking at this -
http://www.amazon.co...93219715&sr=1-1

Is Mimana worth the $21 price?


General gist is no. I did buy it for ~$20 to collect though.

#463 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:21 PM

General gist is no. I did buy it for ~$20 to collect though.


Reviews for the game weren't stellar in the US, especially in Japan. But I did buy it as I'm open to playing a lot of the Japanese RPG's. But unfort. the version I got was a gutted version via using the gamestop code for $18.99 days before the Aksys sale.

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Happy the Knights in the Nightmare went down. I was so close to buying a used DS copy from Gamestop...but held off because I was hoping that game would go down to under $20 and $14.99 is great.

#464 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3492 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:03 PM

Mimana was $10 from Gamefly. I didn't pick it up cuz I figured it would suck.

#465 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:03 PM

Mimana was $10 from Gamefly. I didn't pick it up cuz I figured it would suck.


still that price to KEEP IT no more buy it... might try to get it in my Q before the price goes up.. i would keep it for 9

#466 arcane93   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3671 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:48 AM

Atlus Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) has dropped from $29 to $14.99. Better get it now! (Remember, the game comes with a free download of Yggdra Union as well)
http://www.amazon.co...93213566&sr=8-2


is this at all worth getting I'd I've already got the DS version and don't care about the Yggdra Union download?

#467 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:14 AM

From The Abyss 6.99 shipped amazon

#468 elessar123  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:43 AM

is this at all worth getting I'd I've already got the DS version and don't care about the Yggdra Union download?


Then probably not. I don't plan on ordering the one I ordered today, but I do already have the DS version as well. Basically, the controls are supposedly better on the DS.

#469 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:50 AM

is this at all worth getting I'd I've already got the DS version and don't care about the Yggdra Union download?


I also heard the PSP controls are better but I suppose its all subjective.

#470 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:53 AM

Hmm...Has anyone played "Neverland Battles". Noticed Amazon and other retailers list it as an Atlus game but it's from Yukes (don't see the Atlus logo anywhere). It's going for $10.86. Is it worth getting?

#471 rainking187   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:34 AM

Hmm...Has anyone played "Neverland Battles". Noticed Amazon and other retailers list it as an Atlus game but it's from Yukes (don't see the Atlus logo anywhere). It's going for $10.86. Is it worth getting?


There's a demo on the PSN. It's not great, but it seemed alright.

#472 mxpowar   Menace II Sobriety CAGiversary!   1360 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:19 AM

Hmm...Has anyone played "Neverland Battles". Noticed Amazon and other retailers list it as an Atlus game but it's from Yukes (don't see the Atlus logo anywhere). It's going for $10.86. Is it worth getting?

I bought it on release because I love SRPGs and card-battle games but I just didn't like it at all, especially since, even though it looks like it from the screenshots, it is actually NOT a strategy RPG but more like a crappy version of Othello. You have to take control of squares on a grid and the cards you can play are dependent on how many squares you control. If this sounds interesting to you, I would say try to pick up either of the Culdcept games instead (you could probably pick up the X360 version for pretty cheap nowadays).

#473 Myka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 08:04 AM

999 is already out of stock in Amazon, hope they restock soon or I will regret not buying at $31.99.

From The Abyss 6.99 shipped amazon

Has anyone played it? The reviews seem to be average at best though can't really complain with a $6.99 price tag :P

#474 Byakurai   CAG Busta CAGiversary!   1290 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2010 - 08:29 AM

Has anyone played it? The reviews seem to be average at best though can't really complain with a $6.99 price tag :P


It plays very similar to Chrono Trigger. I noticed a few graphical glitches and such, but overall the game is above-mediocre. Probably the most annoying part of the game is the amount of grinding that you have to do (the abnormally high encounter rate does speed up the process.. a little)

#475 Altanis   Banned Banned   1738 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

I've played a bit of From the Abyss. It's not bad. I wouldn't say it's much more than a budget-style title though. I'd give it a B-/C+ though. It's not bad, that's for sure.

For $7 you can't really go wrong. I picked up a copy for $10 at Kmart, and have enjoyed it so far. I'm not that far into the game though (3-4 hours maybe? Not really sure)

#476 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1055 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 02:17 AM

More drop downs on Amazon:

Steal Princess (DS) - $16.93
http://www.amazon.co...93502428&sr=1-7

Master of the Monster Lair (DS) - $12.70
http://www.amazon.co...3502428&sr=1-10

Spectral Force Genesis (DS) - $12.02
http://www.amazon.co...93502742&sr=1-8

Muramasa (Wii) - $13.77
http://www.amazon.co...93502742&sr=1-3

Curious, did Atlus' Hexyz Force go OOP???? Amazon has not received any new copies in months....

#477 elessar123  

Posted 28 December 2010 - 02:24 AM

Curious, did Atlus' Hexyz Force go OOP???? Amazon has not received any new copies in months....


Wouldn't be surprised. Quick look shows Gamestop having it in stock online. GoHastings and Buy.com do not. Probably a good idea to pick a copy up if you were waiting for it to drop.

#478 autche   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:08 AM

I didn't see this mentioned (did a search) but I just ordered Atelier Rorona: The Alchemists Of Arland through amazon for $34.98. http://www.amazon.co...93617221&sr=1-1

#479 Cheska19   Fang Banger. CAGiversary!   2222 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:30 AM

Is the digital copy of Persona 3 Portable ever going to go on sale? :(

#480 orcishlad   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

orcishlad

Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:34 AM

Is the digital copy of Persona 3 Portable ever going to go on sale? :(


Well... It WAS on sale for $19.99 about a month ago.