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#6481 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:48 PM

Uh I'm probably late to the party, but did Amazon in any way sponsor this last batch of 3ds eShop sales?

Hoping for good things tomorrow!


The two companies probably have a joint "sales" division up there in Washington.

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#6482 johnnypark   Farewell My Viking! CAGiversary!   3369 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:16 PM

I actually played the Vita version to 100% and it's the only game I have ever gotten a platinum on(the only game I ever tried to anyways). Right after that, the 3DS version was released and I tried the demo, and couldn't believe how poor it looked. I know the 3DS isn't going to show as well as the Vita, but it is very bad looks wise.

 

Over at the 3DS forums on Gamefaqs, they swear the gameplay is still intact, and if the 3DS is the only way to play this game, you should go for it. I say if this is your only way to play this "Better than Mario 2D platformer", buy another way to play it. LOL

 

2D Mario has really been on the decline over the years, and like most games "N" once did better than everyone else, Rayman Origins is another example of how the industry has left them behind, and just making the same stale game over and over doesn't get the job done anymore.

I did the exact same thing, Platinum'd the Vita version and then tried the 3DS demo. Yuck. A resolution hit alone wouldn't be a deal breaker even if it doesn't look as pretty, but the Circle Pad for me just isn't precise enough, especially when the game runs so choppy. It's a mess, and it's clear why the port was delayed by almost  year.

 

It's available on Vita, PS3, 360, PC, Wii, AND most of the Origins levels are included in Rayman Legends (Vita, PS3, 360, PS4, XBO, Wii U).

 

Most people are going to own one of those other platforms. Do the right thing. Avoid the 3DS version at all costs.


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#6483 Raww   Special Agent CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:37 PM

I can't decide if I should get Shantae and the Pirate's Curse now for the Wii U, or wait for a similar sale on the 3DS version.

 

Portability & 3D seem to make more sense; anybody that's played them have an opinion?



#6484 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   2662 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2015 - 04:53 PM

I can't decide if I should get Shantae and the Pirate's Curse now for the Wii U, or wait for a similar sale on the 3DS version.
 
Portability & 3D seem to make more sense; anybody that's played them have an opinion?


I've only played the 3DS version, but the Wii U port was not originally planned when they were making the game assets, so I'm not sure how well the sprites transfer to the big screen.

#6485 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59550 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:30 PM

Here is the new deal for today:

 

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/6

 

Ending Soon:

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker - $39.99 - 20% Off - Ends 7/27

 

New Releases:

 

3D Streets of Rage 2 - $5.99

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - $14.99

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria - $9.99 - Cross Buy

Epic Word Search Collection - $7.99

Fantasy Pirates - $0.99

I Love My Cats - $24.99

 

It's nice to see a new Cross Buy game. More info on the new version of Dragon Fantasy.


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#6486 benjamouth   Thanks Larry Davis for the sig !! CAGiversary!   7210 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

Thanks Frisky, I wish Isaac had been cross buy.

 

Now I'll wait for a sale on it.


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#6487 leichstein   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:13 PM

I really wish Nintendo would be more adopting of Cross Buy. I'd be more inclined to buy the Binding of Isaac for a fourth time if they did.

#6488 Togepy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:15 AM

Nintendo's press release says Shantae 3DS and Switch Force 2 will be on sale on the 26th. Does it say anywhere how much they'll be?
Cause if you're not cheap, you're not trying!

#6489 commandercody83   SAMURAI!!! CAGiversary!   912 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 02:39 PM

NOTE: Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is for New3DS only.

I know I've mentioned it before but i'm repeating now that it's available for sale.
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#6490 Irukandji   Gold Guns Girls CAGiversary!   1039 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2015 - 04:28 PM

I'm enjoying the Binding of Issac so far but I think 15 bucks was a little too much. I would recommend waiting for a sale. 


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#6491 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:41 PM

Reminder that there's only 1 week left to redeem Club Nintendo game codes which expire July 31.  This also includes the Mewtwo DLC which has to be redeemed through the game itself.  I'll try to throw out another reminder next week as well.


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#6492 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59550 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

Mighty Switch Force 2 - $4.49 - 25% Off - Ends 8/2

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/2

 

Ending Soon:

 

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland - $12.90 - 48% Off - Ends 7/31

Toy Stunt Bike - $2.49 - 50% Off - Ends 7/30


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#6493 daveydarko  

Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:38 PM

Just curious, whatever happened to the Miku theme that was supposed to be coming out? Also, finally going to get Shantae so that's cool. I missed it the last time it was on sale.


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#6494 EldritchOnRye  

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:49 PM

Just curious, whatever happened to the Miku theme that was supposed to be coming out? Also, finally going to get Shantae so that's cool. I missed it the last time it was on sale.

 

Good question.  I thought it was supposed to be out already.


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#6495 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5623 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:57 AM

Mighty Switch Force 2 isn't really much better or worse than MSF1. Using a fire hose is just a bit more satisfying than a gun but beyond that it's the same exact crap. I think it was cheaper in the last big Wayforward sale too but, this ain't Steam, kiddos. Only Atlus is your sales friend here.

 

I don't think much of it but I won't begrudge you dopes jumping on the bait.

 

Shantae though. Yeah it's pretty but it goes nowhere and does nothing. It IS better than Xeodrifter now that I played that hunk of crap but it doesn't quite reach good. Note that Pirate's Curse is on PC and WiiU as well for those who have diversified gaming portfolios.

 

There's no point in Nintendo adopting cross buy if they're going to half-ass it, which they always do. Cross buy is stupid in its current state without a unified account structure, which is also necessary to transfer save files and sync progress.

 

EDIT: I also don't think much of singing of Nintendo's decline. They have looked weak at all times ever since the N64 but they managed to stay in the game. That's what they do and how they work. But they have created nothing but extremely polished and clever games recently. Splatoon was an incredibly full-throated support of a new IP. Captain Toad was a great ride. 3DW was decently polished, and I will maintain that no NSMB game is bad. NSMBU by itself is excellent and NSLU even more so. If you include Dong Freeze, one of the best damn platformers since the SNES era, then they are not too far behind the curve.

 

They're not at the top of the game, not even just comparing against their former selves, but Nintendo STILL has the magic touch. Even their weak games stand ahead of the competition. I mean, hell, Capcom tried to do the same thing Nintendo did with working with western studios. Nintendo gave us Metroid Prime, Dong Freeze, and Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, who all shine over Capcom's efforts, DmC (And I LIKED DmC, still do.), LP3, Strider, DR2. None of these are especially bad but Nintendo still stands head and shoulders over them.

 

EDIT2: I don't need to tell you this but SoR2's 3D is so good it makes me think impure thoughts about my 3DS.


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#6496 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10212 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 02:05 AM

Well I just traded 4 snack packets of Frosted Flakes to Miyamoto for 10 eShop games of my choosing so you guys might want to stock up on Box Tops for Schools and whatnot so you can afford the Mighty Switch Force games.



#6497 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:22 AM

My brain just exploded trying to comprehend what you just said.

#6498 Togepy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:44 AM

Mighty Switch Force 2 isn't really much better or worse than MSF1. Using a fire hose is just a bit more satisfying than a gun but beyond that it's the same exact crap. I think it was cheaper in the last big Wayforward sale too but, this ain't Steam, kiddos. Only Atlus is your sales friend here.

I don't think much of it but I won't begrudge you dopes jumping on the bait.

Shantae though. Yeah it's pretty but it goes nowhere and does nothing. It IS better than Xeodrifter now that I played that hunk of crap but it doesn't quite reach good. Note that Pirate's Curse is on PC and WiiU as well for those who have diversified gaming portfolios.

There's no point in Nintendo adopting cross buy if they're going to half-ass it, which they always do. Cross buy is stupid in its current state without a unified account structure, which is also necessary to transfer save files and sync progress.

EDIT: I also don't think much of singing of Nintendo's decline. They have looked weak at all times ever since the N64 but they managed to stay in the game. That's what they do and how they work. But they have created nothing but extremely polished and clever games recently. Splatoon was an incredibly full-throated support of a new IP. Captain Toad was a great ride. 3DW was decently polished, and I will maintain that no NSMB game is bad. NSMBU by itself is excellent and NSLU even more so. If you include Dong Freeze, one of the best damn platformers since the SNES era, then they are not too far behind the curve.

They're not at the top of the game, not even just comparing against their former selves, but Nintendo STILL has the magic touch. Even their weak games stand ahead of the competition. I mean, hell, Capcom tried to do the same thing Nintendo did with working with western studios. Nintendo gave us Metroid Prime, Dong Freeze, and Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, who all shine over Capcom's efforts, DmC (And I LIKED DmC, still do.), LP3, Strider, DR2. None of these are especially bad but Nintendo still stands head and shoulders over them.

EDIT2: I don't need to tell you this but SoR2's 3D is so good it makes me think impure thoughts about my 3DS.

I like Mighty Switch Force and Shantae. What puzzle platformers and Metroidvania games do you think are better then? I'm looking for suggestions on what to play. Preferably ones available for 3DS or Vita since I mostly only play portable nowadays. I like the GBA Metroids, Limbo, Stick it to the Man and on Android Leo's Fortune. I didn't like Guacamelee, Fez, Thomas was Alone, or Boxboy.
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#6499 Momouchi   Drowning in backlog CAGiversary!   2367 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

I completed 5 dungeons on Etrian Mystery Dungeon and gave up. The game started out fun, but the idiotic AIs kept getting themselves killed before I could help them. Luckily it trades in for the same price I paid, so no harm there. I guess I'll just wait until the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon comes out.

 

Tl;dr Don't recommend Etrian Mystery Dungeon


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#6500 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   10612 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:15 AM

I completed 5 dungeons on Etrian Mystery Dungeon and gave up. The game started out fun, but the idiotic AIs kept getting themselves killed before I could help them. Luckily it trades in for the same price I paid, so no harm there. I guess I'll just wait until the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon comes out.

 

Tl;dr Don't recommend Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Yep, which is why I went through 95% of the game with a dancer, and had parties only for FOEs and bosses.


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#6501 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2118 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:27 AM

It's funny you mention that.. I was looking at the new Etrian out next week and I remember not bothering to complete Dungeon.  At all.  I just didn't care after a few of the dives.



#6502 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5623 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 03:16 AM

I completed 5 dungeons on Etrian Mystery Dungeon and gave up. The game started out fun, but the idiotic AIs kept getting themselves killed before I could help them. Luckily it trades in for the same price I paid, so no harm there. I guess I'll just wait until the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon comes out.

 

Tl;dr Don't recommend Etrian Mystery Dungeon

For me, controlling the AI was part of the fun of the game. Once you understood their quirks, you could play them pretty decently and keep them out of trouble.

 

It is a game of herding cats though. I don't recommend it because it's just not a balanced game at all. It's clearly not a Shiren game but Shiren left all his toys lying around and none of them serve any purpose because spacing is not even remotely as important in EMD as it was in Shiren. And then late game enemies just take way too much damage to the point where a monster house isn't "Oh shit Im gonna die" it's "Oh shit the level is now gonna take 30 minutes longer."

 

 

I like Mighty Switch Force and Shantae. What puzzle platformers and Metroidvania games do you think are better then? I'm looking for suggestions on what to play. Preferably ones available for 3DS or Vita since I mostly only play portable nowadays. I like the GBA Metroids, Limbo, Stick it to the Man and on Android Leo's Fortune. I didn't like Guacamelee, Fez, Thomas was Alone, or Boxboy.

Guacamelee... oh, well then.

 

Just off the top of my head, Gunpoint. Crush3D. The Rabi Laby games to include Witch's Cat(These are an acquired taste.). Wario Land 2 and 3. Yumi's Odd Odyssey.

 

Metroidvanias are a genre I don't have a lot in my head. Shovel Knight doesn't count but it is still superlative. Guacamelee is my go-to but you vetoed that. Shadow Complex and Rochard maybe? Proper Metroids, of course (But not Castlevania Metroids because they all ruin themselves with that stat system.).

 

The Vita doesn't have anything to match this because the Vita has no games at all. The closest I could get to that genre on the Vita is Counterspy which is more of a light stealth, sometimes time crisis cover/light-gun shooter without a light-gun thing with a roguelike bent.

 

To me, Shantae is just boring. It's pretty but there's just nothing interesting about the platforming or the combat. SatPC is still easily the best of that lot by miles and almost playable. They all certainly aren't as aggressive and soulless a waste of time as Xeodrifter. I just continue to be triggered when I remember they ask $20 for SatPC when SK is six times the game SatPC is for $15.


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#6503 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10212 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 02:20 AM

Never mind, got it sorted out.



#6504 FriskyTanuki   Believeland CAGiversary!   59550 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 06:11 PM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

Castle Conqueror Defender - $3.99 - 20% Off - Ends 8/20

Demon King Box - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 8/20

Quell Memento - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 8/20

Toys vs Monsters - $1.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/23

 

Ending Soon:

 

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 8/3

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland - $12.90 - 48% Off - Ends 7/31

Mighty Switch Force 2 - $4.49 - 25% Off - Ends 8/2

Petz Beach - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/3

Petz Countryside - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/3

Petz Fantasy 3D - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/3

Rabbids Travel in Time 3D - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

Rayman 3D - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

Rayman Origins - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/2

Tetris Ultimate - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 8/3

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D - $7.49 - 75% Off - Ends 8/3

 

New Releases:

 

Best of Board Games Mahjong - $9.99

Best of Board Games Solitaire - $9.99

Flick Golf 3D - $5.99

 

Updates:

 

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Ver. 1.2.0

 

Xeodrifter is a new Cross Buy game, so you can grab the Wii U version for free if you own it on 3DS.


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#6505 daveydarko  

Posted Yesterday, 06:21 PM

...and still no Miku theme. Just saying.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:29 PM

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#6507 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 07:04 PM

Has anybody played "Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels?" I've been interested in it since I heard about it a year ago, but I've been waiting (in vain) for a sale.

#6508 helveticastandard   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 11:57 PM

...and still no Miku theme. Just saying.


Someone must have messed up last week, it will probably go up with the game in September. Though maybe it will be included with the digital version like in Japan? Argh I can't wait.

#6509 daveydarko  

Posted Today, 12:27 AM

Someone must have messed up last week, it will probably go up with the game in September. Though maybe it will be included with the digital version like in Japan? Argh I can't wait.

I completely understand how you feel. Yeah, I kinda thought it was weird they would even put a theme out with over a month to go but it'd be cool. I know the delay for this game has been crazy. I was so ready when they first announced it. At least I know it'll be worth it. Well I think it will be. I really hope this does well in the west on Nintendo. The more Miku the better. Lol.


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#6510 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5623 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted Today, 01:02 AM

Has anybody played "Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels?" I've been interested in it since I heard about it a year ago, but I've been waiting (in vain) for a sale.

It didn't stay on my 3DS for very long, that's for sure. You walk into a giant team freeze tag cluster Fuck and walk back and forth across it to get codes and enter codes while avoiding the tag chief. That's pretty much it. I never unlocked cute cop animu girl mode because there was no way I was finishing cute thief animu girl mode.


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