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


#7231 kidrocklive   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2218 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:25 AM

As Japanese games have become marginalized in recent years, I wonder if we will see more developers shutter their doors. I think Cing, the makers of Hotel Dusk and Little King's Story, shut down for similar reasons.

BLAH I loved Hotel Dusk



#7232 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3664 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:29 AM

For those that don't currently follow the Amazon Lightning deals thread, Soul Hackers will be $9.99 in a little less than 3 hours from this post.

 

$10?  Good Lord.  I thought it would be $25 at best.  I already have it, and it's a little old-school for the wife, and the brother is too busy crafting mines.  I will get it anyway and decide what to do with it later.

 

I checked the upcoming deals this morning when I woke up.  Where the heck did it come from?  It wasn't there earlier.  Thanks for the heads up!



#7233 Matenshi   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   424 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

Aksys Games has fixed their code input issue, least that's what I have been led to believe.  Now to figure out how to cancel a Paypal order from them and reorder.

 

Yep, they have indeed added a place to input the code. Glad they got it fixed in time. :)

 

The 30% off doesn't apply to the shipping cost, though, so it's not quite as good as I thought. :(



#7234 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   974 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:11 AM

I figured this would be a good place to ask...

 

Can you guys recommend some good PS Vita Rpgs?



#7235 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3664 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:39 AM

I figured this would be a good place to ask...

 

Can you guys recommend some good PS Vita Rpgs?

 

A lot of the best PS Vita RPGs are actually PSP RPGs at this point.  I can't recommend Legend of Heroes; Trails in the Sky enough.  And there are a ton more.  If you go into the shop on your Vita, sort by genre and hit RPGs, you'll get a lot of PSP RPGs.  Check the metacritic ratings and read some reviews first, though, or ask here.  :)  There are some great ones and also some that are not so great.

 

That said, of course, Persona 4 Golden is amazing (and there are quite a few Persona games on PSP, as well as many other greats, like Hexyz Force, from Atlus; lots of PSP RPGs from NISA, too, like the Disgaea games, and there is a Vita Disgaea, too--oh, and I love Cladun, ZHP... the list goes on! this is a cluttered parenthesis).  I also really like the Atelier games on Vita myself.  Ys: Celceta is awesome, as are all the Ys games on PSP.

 

I think there are more Vita RPGs, maybe, but they're not coming off the top of my head.  Ragnarok Odyssey and Valhalla Knights are on Vita, but neither are particularly good, at least in my opinion.  Those are action RPGs, too.  I guess I didn't ask what you prefer.  I prefer turn-based, myself.

 

Hopefully others can chime in.  I know I have beaten the PSP RPG drum a lot more than the Vita drum, but there just is not a whole lot for Vita yet.  I sure hope that changes soon, because the Vita is awash with RPGs in Japan (though I can't necessarily testify to their quality).

 

Wow I sound like a Gamestop employee.  Sorry.  Last word of advice: Read some reviews on anything you're interested in.  You might find a gem amongst the lower-rated titles, or you may find you want to steer clear of a higher-rated title.



#7236 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5202 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:54 AM

BLAH I loved Hotel Dusk

You know there was a sequel, right? It wasn't released in the US but it's called Last Window and it's great. They also did a similar game called Again where you play an intelligence agent. That game uses real photographs for its characters instead of rendering.



#7237 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:58 AM

There are some great PSP RPGs on sale on PSN right now.

Including my favorite Ys: Seven is $7.49.

 

And I agree with Legend of Heroes : Trails in the SKy is my favorite PSP RPG of all time.

Be warned it starts a little slow but when it kicks off, the game is amazing.



#7238 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11308 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:18 AM

Managed to snag the Soul Hackers Lightning Deal.



#7239 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1052 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:33 AM

Thanks guys for letting me know about this (Soul Hackers).  Didn't know if I would get it since I was on the waiting list but managed to get one!



#7240 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:27 AM

Thanks. Got a Soul Hackers



#7241 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4963 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:35 AM

people that got waitlisted for Soul Hackers and got to order, how high was your #?



#7242 alexkidd401  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:55 AM

Where's the link to Soul Hackers?



#7243 psihog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   296 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

Other than $20 Muramasu..

Amazon also dropped Sweet fuse psp and Hakuoki memories of the shinsengumi 3DS to $20 each. LE is unchanged.

Hakuoki: warriors of the shinsengumi psp is $10



#7244 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2309 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

How are Namco and NIS with their CEs? I ask because I know XSeed tends to have their CEs drop after a bit (I'm waiting on Ys) not that they are the only ones. I have a Dark Souls II CE and Danganronpa CE preordered and I'm fine with it unless its likely they will drop later. I almost never watch these two companies CEs so if anyone can weigh in that would be appreciated. I think the NIS one is a website exclusive so I doubt that will drop though I've seen just the game for $35 for preorder.



#7245 StryderOmega  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:26 PM

Dark Souls may drop this time around as previous iterations were just preorder upgrades. This CE, you actually spend extra money on. (The $120 version.)

#7246 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

I don't think the Ys will drop again. They did when they first came out and I had all 3. But they jumped high, ie Ys: Seven.

Gonna be crazy to collect them again as they won't be $40 anymore.



#7247 cloudmd23   Tojo Clan Member CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:53 PM

How are Namco and NIS with their CEs? I ask because I know XSeed tends to have their CEs drop after a bit (I'm waiting on Ys) not that they are the only ones. I have a Dark Souls II CE and Danganronpa CE preordered and I'm fine with it unless its likely they will drop later. I almost never watch these two companies CEs so if anyone can weigh in that would be appreciated. I think the NIS one is a website exclusive so I doubt that will drop though I've seen just the game for $35 for preorder.

 

NIS generally tends to have a limited supply of CEs and once they are gone, they are gone. As of late, they only sell them on their own website (and come with a thermometer indicating how many are left). The only one I've seen that didn't sell through was Mugen Souls, which I believe you can still buy.

As for Namco, its a bit easier to get some of their CEs (except for Ni No Kuni). I think the Xillia CE can be had right now for a reasonable price.



#7248 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4321 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:39 PM

and vesperias ce^

I didn't even know it existed when I preordered vesperia :( though I hear the tin and such suck for actually playing the game...

 

They really only just started doing the whole ce thing outside japan and they print 10k or more each for them. Their 100$ price tags usually shy some people away. xillias is easier to get because the day one limited editions came with everything but the statue. I imagine symphonias wont sell that well considering the regular game is 40 bucks while the ce is 100.  Still while you have better odds of finding one without paying in advance and some drop under msrp you still have to babysit and do a bit of work to get it for that low.



#7249 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6447 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

How are Namco and NIS with their CEs? I ask because I know XSeed tends to have their CEs drop after a bit (I'm waiting on Ys) not that they are the only ones. I have a Dark Souls II CE and Danganronpa CE preordered and I'm fine with it unless its likely they will drop later. I almost never watch these two companies CEs so if anyone can weigh in that would be appreciated. I think the NIS one is a website exclusive so I doubt that will drop though I've seen just the game for $35 for preorder.

I can't think of a NISA exclusive one that has dropped in price. They typically either sell out or last at MSRP forever. 



#7250 Kenshindono   I'm on a Boat! CAGiversary!   4714 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

I can't think of a NISA exclusive one that has dropped in price. They typically either sell out or last at MSRP forever. 

mugen souls?



#7251 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3407 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

Other than $20 Muramasu..

Amazon also dropped Sweet fuse psp and Hakuoki memories of the shinsengumi 3DS to $20 each. LE is unchanged.

Hakuoki: warriors of the shinsengumi psp is $10

Awesome! *BOUGHT*
Thank you for the heads up!! :D



#7252 Ray5555   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

I can't think of a NISA exclusive one that has dropped in price. They typically either sell out or last at MSRP forever. 

Disgaea 4 would like to say Hi. They had to discount that to sell out. I saw both limited editions go for $60 and $30 before selling out



#7253 SpidrMnky   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1896 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

I know it was discussed recently, but is there anywhere that still offers the Shin Megami Tensei IV Limited Edition? Amazon and Gamestop both have it for $29.99 and was curious if anyone knows what the chances are that they still have the Limited edition available? Based on the product details on Amazon it shows the package is  7.5 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches, which is the size of the Limited Edition, but it's just as likely that the product page wasn't updated once they ran out. Any one here bought one recently from Amazon and know if it's the Limited Editions till?



#7254 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3664 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:05 PM

I know it was discussed recently, but is there anywhere that still offers the Shin Megami Tensei IV Limited Edition? Amazon and Gamestop both have it for $29.99 and was curious if anyone knows what the chances are that they still have the Limited edition available? Based on the product details on Amazon it shows the package is  7.5 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches, which is the size of the Limited Edition, but it's just as likely that the product page wasn't updated once they ran out. Any one here bought one recently from Amazon and know if it's the Limited Editions till?

 

I've got one coming from Frys.com.  I can let you know what edition that ends up being.  I am expecting it to be just the game, but you never know!



#7255 ケネディ (KNDY)   Japan Import Gamer CAGiversary!   1052 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

Decisions...Decisions....went over budget already for Black Friday Week...but maybe I can do one more... Sweet Fuse or Killer is Dead (which I think is the LE)....



#7256 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3664 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

Decisions...Decisions....went over budget already for Black Friday Week...but maybe I can do one more... Sweet Fuse or Killer is Dead (which I think is the LE)....

 

Both are really worthy of support.  Sweet Fuse is really quality, though, in my opinion, as far as visual novels go.



#7257 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2891 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

Disgaea 4 would like to say Hi. They had to discount that to sell out. I saw both limited editions go for $60 and $30 before selling out

 

That was NOT a NIS store exclusive so your example is Invalid.



#7258 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

Disgaea 4 would like to say Hi. They had to discount that to sell out. I saw both limited editions go for $60 and $30 before selling out

Yeah, I remember getting it for $40 at Amazon, but that's the point - that one wasn't NISA-exclusive.



#7259 SpidrMnky   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1896 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

I've got one coming from Frys.com.  I can let you know what edition that ends up being.  I am expecting it to be just the game, but you never know!

When did you order it and any chance it arrives today? 



#7260 Jesse_Dylan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3664 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

When did you order it and any chance it arrives today? 

 

I ordered November 28.  It's been shipped, but there's no tracking number available.  I guess it could come today, but I wouldn't count on it.  Sorry!