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#24061 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11527 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:53 PM

My daughter had more fun with the plushie than I had with the game.

#24062 Miker525  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

I heard it's the kinda game where you wish you were playing Akiba's Trip instead.

Maybe I'll cancel and run over to my local GS and pick up Akiba's Trip for a few dollars more instead.... It's that much better?



#24063 PrinnyJ   Stay@HomeDad Gamer CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

I ordered one.... Is this the kinda game where it's better if I played Akiba's Trip... cus i didnt :/

Nope.  It's only related in location.  Sadly, the gameplay isn't even the same.

 

Oh how bad could it be.

It's not terrible.  It plays like a Tales Of game, and I liked the story until near the end.  I still think Akiba's Trip was much more fun and unique, though.



#24064 PrinnyJ   Stay@HomeDad Gamer CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Maybe I'll cancel and run over to my local GS and pick up Akiba's Trip for a few dollars more instead.... It's that much better?

I think so, but they are different enough that it's doesn't feel right to compare them (but I blatantly do).  I'd recommend Trip on the PS4 though, for the much, much shorter load times.  It's totally playable on the Vita, though.  I did one run through on there.



#24065 Tweeg  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

Well I took the gamble and bought 8 Vita games with Gamestops 4/$X sale online, hoping to get at least a few complete games to fill out my collection...Yeah, that was a bad choice.  8 out of 8 were cart only >.<

 

Learned my lesson!

It's Vegas-like odds against you getting complete games when you order used through GameStop.com sadly.

 

Yes, I can. All I have to do is pre-order it from Best Buy or Amazon. The pre-order discount they provide usually drops the price below whatever sticker GameStop will EVER put on one of those titles. And GameStop won't even have any of those games available a month after release anyway.

I chiefly pre-order from BestBuy.com now. So far every game they have shipped to me arrived intact shipped inside of a real box!

 

Yeah, of the 8 games I bought online, none were complete in my area.  I ended up selling the lot for a couple dollars more than I paid.  Back to the hunt!

 

But yeah, my local Gamestops do have some complete Vita games, probably 8-10 per store, but never enough for a B2G1 of games that I don't already own.  I usually grab one or two and combine with PS4 games.  The 4/$X sales is a great deal, IF you can find 4 games in the right price range that are complete...

I ordered fifteen Vita games from them during the "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" sale two weekends ago, all to gift at Christmas. The breakdown of what I received is like this.

  • 7 - In original cases
  • 5 - in GameStop generic black cases
  • 3 - in paper CD sleeves

 

Was quite pleasantly shocked that nearly half the games ordered showed up in their original cases, let alone cases at all! These are gifting out to my niece and oldest three nephews, none of whom are collectors, so absence of the original cases isn't a issue for them.

 

Idk. Bought at least half of my Vita games from Gamestop.

Same here, I got probably a hundred of the R1 releases from them used when I first began collecting the system hardcore. Still a decent resource for anyone just getting gaming on the Vita.

 

Where do these GS with complete Vita games dwell, the shadow realm?



#24066 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2933 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:51 PM

Maybe I'll cancel and run over to my local GS and pick up Akiba's Trip for a few dollars more instead.... It's that much better?

So I'll be honest, I haven't played Akiba's Beat, and really have no interest in playing it. But I did platinum Akiba's Trip and absolutely loved the game. I actually consider it the funniest game ever made, the dialogue is just hilarious! 

 

But there's a reason Akiba's Beat is dropped so low so fast, and Akiba's Trip's price was relatively steady, especially for the 1st year it released. It's just that Akiba's Trip seems to have more style and uniqueness to me, and Akiba's Beat looks like a regular JRPG without much inspiration in it's design from it's trailer. I definitely recommend Akiba's Trip though, since you'd probably never, and will likely never in the future, play a game like that. At least one that's localized in the States. It's a pretty wild experience.



#24067 MikeKeese  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:09 AM

I received my "new" copy of superdimension Neptune today and of course it was just sticker sealed but had art work at least so that's a success at least

#24068 Kique  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:14 AM

Well I took the gamble and bought 8 Vita games with Gamestops 4/$X sale online, hoping to get at least a few complete games to fill out my collection...Yeah, that was a bad choice.  8 out of 8 were cart only >.<

 

Learned my lesson!

Terrible luck. I ordered Hatsune Miku Project Diva F second and Superbeat Xonic about 2 weeks ago from gamestop and both came with the original case/artwork. Project Diva came with the manual too. I don't know if Superbeat has a manual, but it didn't come with one.



#24069 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   668 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:51 AM

I would assume that the more you order, the more likely you are to get a complete copy.  On the other hand, I ordered 8 Vita games, and got 8 cart only.  They were all different games, but to me at least, it seems like they prefer to ship out cart only games...

 

I believe many order are shipped from stores not from warehouse, so the same order can be shipped from different stores, tracking will show from different locations, they are also packed different. So, definitely depends on your luck which store is going to ship your item and what they have in hand.



#24070 KillScottKill  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:12 PM

Finally got a shipping notification for Undertale last night.



#24071 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3816 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

Hi Everyone.

Can someone please list games that run/play better on the vita vs the ps3/ps4 console or the other way around? Picked up Dragon Crown for the vita over the PS3, but heard some vita games has framerate issues over the counterparts.

 

Anything is a must have on the vita? 



#24072 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11527 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

Blackrock summarized it nicely.

#24073 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   612 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

Anything on the Vita is going to run worse than the Console/PC counterpart. A good portion of the games actually have to turn off WiFi/Network Services or lower the screen brightness to squeeze out a little extra processing power. That being said, enhanced versions of games like Atelier and Persona 4 were created for the Vita, and those changes persist into sequels that are back on consoles.



#24074 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3816 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

Anything on the Vita is going to run worse than the Console/PC counterpart. A good portion of the games actually have to turn off WiFi/Network Services or lower the screen brightness to squeeze out a little extra processing power. That being said, enhanced versions of games like Atelier and Persona 4 were created for the Vita, and those changes persist into sequels that are back on consoles.

thanks. Was looking at the legend of heroes trail of the cold steel and heard frame rate issues on the vita, but some say that both ps3 and vita graphics look about equal.



#24075 nnthomas   meeble meeble CAGiversary!   3343 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:49 PM

The Vita version of Dragons Crown can have some framerate issues when screens get crazy. Plays perfectly fine.

 

I played Trails of Cold Steel on Vita as well, no issues to speak of.

 

World of Final Fantasy runs like garbage though.



#24076 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40012 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

Akiba's Beat is just a huge ripoff of multiple other things. They pretty much straight copied the battle system from the the Tales of series. The story's premise is very similar to Persona 4 (and whatever Persona 4 got it from). 

 

It's kind of enjoyable though. If I'm ever really bored I might finish it.



#24077 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11527 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:52 PM

The Vita version of Dragons Crown can have some framerate issues when screens get crazy. Plays perfectly fine.
 
I played Trails of Cold Steel on Vita as well, no issues to speak of.
 
World of Final Fantasy runs like garbage though.

I thought WoFF ran fine, and was pleasantly surprised by how well it performed for a game of such scale on a tiny handheld. One of my favorites on the Vita.



#24078 Chesskid1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:27 PM

Dungeon Travelers 2 and Odin Sphere had reprints and they are available at VGP.

 

Really great news, hopefully when publishers see their games start to become rare and pricey, they simply make more of them.



#24079 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

Dungeon Travelers 2 and Odin Sphere had reprints and they are available at VGP.

 

Really great news, hopefully when publishers see their games start to become rare and pricey, they simply make more of them.

VGP has gotten many reprints done over the years, so that's their "thing" for sure.



#24080 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19859 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:29 PM

Atlus has a very long history with reprint.



#24081 Tweeg  

Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:48 AM

Atlus is opening up their own official webstore tomorrow (Monday October 16th). Watch for all of their collector's edition variants to become exclusive offerings through their own site in the future.



#24082 Tweeg  

Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:13 PM

Only plushes available at grand opening, but I think we all know long term they're planning to copy the NISA & Iffy business models.

https://shop.atlus.com/



#24083 elessar123  

Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:57 PM

Pepita. Bye Atlus, nice knowing you.



#24084 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10998 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

Atlus is opening up their own official webstore tomorrow (Monday October 16th). Watch for all of their collector's edition variants to become exclusive offerings through their own site in the future.

Now they can release a limited run of The Caligula Effect Collector's Edition. :lol:

 

Spoiler



#24085 PrinnyJ   Stay@HomeDad Gamer CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:20 AM

I thought WoFF ran fine, and was pleasantly surprised by how well it performed for a game of such scale on a tiny handheld. One of my favorites on the Vita.

I'm pretty sure the load times were longer on the Vita, but yeah, it ran perfectly fine for me too.



#24086 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   668 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:32 AM

Hi Everyone.

Can someone please list games that run/play better on the vita vs the ps3/ps4 console or the other way around? Picked up Dragon Crown for the vita over the PS3, but heard some vita games has framerate issues over the counterparts.

 

Anything is a must have on the vita? 

 

If there is a PS4 version, I definitely go for PS4 version as I can do remote play with Vita, that's how I did grinding :shame: on DOAX3

If there is a PS3 version, if the game wasn't made to use the touchscreen or touchpad on Vita, I usually will get the PS3 version unless Vita is cheaper or it's easier and I'm willing to do grinding on Vita.

Obviously, I'm not a collector.



#24087 idogames  

idogames

Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:02 AM

Just tried remote play for Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash today... I assume I need to beef up my local WIFI in some way. But it was blurry, artifacting, and eventually cut out when I was streaming netflix to a different device. My wifi is pretty fucking decent. But this didn't compare to my smooth, clear remote play experience on X1. Using a Linksys E4200. No network cables invloved in either of these experiences. Any ideas on what I should look for. I wasn't originally planning on using the remote play feature, but I've found it to be useful for grinding while getting other things done.



#24088 elessar123  

Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:35 AM

Just tried remote play for Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash today... I assume I need to beef up my local WIFI in some way. But it was blurry, artifacting, and eventually cut out when I was streaming netflix to a different device. My wifi is pretty fucking decent. But this didn't compare to my smooth, clear remote play experience on X1. Using a Linksys E4200. No network cables invloved in either of these experiences. Any ideas on what I should look for. I wasn't originally planning on using the remote play feature, but I've found it to be useful for grinding while getting other things done.

Wired PS4, connect Vita to the router (not ad-hoc, which I think is the default).

#24089 Quagmilion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

Man. $12 shipping for a $50 jacket is some bull, but I really want that Jack Frost...

#24090 Bopsilove  

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Oh cool my akiba beat order just came and arrived in a box with my drive girls order. It came with The preorder plush too wow. I ordered from best buy.