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#28801 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 04:03 PM

Picked up both games today at Play-Asia. Looks like they may sell out of these quickly.



#28802 Hairlesswookiee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   114 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 04:55 PM

Just checked...looks like both are already sold out.



#28803 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 05:01 PM

Just checked...looks like both are already sold out.

Yeah I'm not surprised.  IIRC Aqua Kitty is fairly popular and was limited to 1500 copies.  The other game was a shooter (popular genre) and had pretty good reviews.  It was limited to 1200 copies.  

 

I wonder how many more Vita releases they will have.  It all has to be coming to an end soon sadly..



#28804 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 05:21 PM

Yeah I'm not surprised.  IIRC Aqua Kitty is fairly popular and was limited to 1500 copies.  The other game was a shooter (popular genre) and had pretty good reviews.  It was limited to 1200 copies.  

 

I wonder how many more Vita releases they will have.  It all has to be coming to an end soon sadly..

They are rumored to have at least two releases per month for the rest of the calendar year.



#28805 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

trinken wir

Posted 13 May 2021 - 05:48 PM

They are rumored to have at least two releases per month for the rest of the calendar year.

... so another $500 on Vita games. I am glad I skipped some of these so I will not feel like I need to get them all. Still hopeful for Steamworld Dig 2. I somehow missed Habroxia 2 thinking the preorder window went into January. That and Ghoulboy are the only ones I regret missing.

#28806 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 06:42 PM

... so another $500 on Vita games. I am glad I skipped some of these so I will not feel like I need to get them all. Still hopeful for Steamworld Dig 2. I somehow missed Habroxia 2 thinking the preorder window went into January. That and Ghoulboy are the only ones I regret missing.

I always only buy what I want and intend to play. I have skipped a lot of their releases because I don't like visual novels or any of their lewd anime games. I have a large backlog of games from them to play as well as games from LRG. I looking forward to not having to buy anymore Vita games at the end of this year. I love the system but I have tons of games to play for it.



#28807 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 06:58 PM

for anyone missed them you can still get them here

 

Astro Aqua Kitty [LIMITED EDITION] - PS VITA [PLAY EXCLUSIVES] | VIDEOGAMESPLUS.CA | Home for the Hardcore Gamer!

 

Takotan [LIMITED EDITION] - PS VITA [PLAY EXCLUSIVES] | VIDEOGAMESPLUS.CA | Home for the Hardcore Gamer!



#28808 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 09:18 PM

I guess we know why they sell out so quick.  Is this a reseller site that scoops up a bunch of them as soon as they go live?



#28809 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6702 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2021 - 09:20 PM

I guess we know why they sell out so quick.  Is this a reseller site that scoops up a bunch of them as soon as they go live?

No, they have a distribution deal with Play Asia/Eastasiasoft and many other limited publishers and have a designated allocation of the releases.



#28810 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6328 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 10:51 PM

You must be new if you have never heard of vgpca before. They aren't a reseller. They are a place that sells imports and such. Got digimon through them on the vita years back since it was not being localized physically.

#28811 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:40 AM

Thanks for the info. I have heard of the site but since they are charging $10 more than PA , I assumed they were a reseller

#28812 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6328 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 01:47 AM

Are you sure they are charging more? Gotta factor in its cad not usd so after conversion rates it might be cheaper.  Also since they are on this continent and now ship from new york it's much faster than importing from outside the country.  Shipping for imports is usually pretty slow and or expensive.



#28813 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

trinken wir

Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:04 AM

I paid $45.xx usd after conversion for Unmetal at vgp. That is basically what Play Asia charges $35 plus $10 shipping. They must have a volume deal with Play Asia since they would not be making enough to even cover shipping if they were paying what the rest of us are. They are charging the same as Play Asia.

#28814 Staind204   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2489 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:24 AM

Are you sure they are charging more? Gotta factor in its cad not usd so after conversion rates it might be cheaper.  Also since they are on this continent and now ship from new york it's much faster than importing from outside the country.  Shipping for imports is usually pretty slow and or expensive.

You're right it's not a lot more since they offer free shipping.  Looks like it's just a few bucks (plus any savings you miss out on by not using a PA coupon).  Either way, nice for people that missed out on the PA offering.



#28815 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2021 - 06:26 PM

Thinking of getting a Vita for the collection. Any recommendations on what would be easiest to jailbreak? Listings on Amazon mostly look to be import japan consoles. I was leaning towards a white model (1000) because my PSP is black and I'd like some contrast! (best reason ever). ~150 on amazon seems reasonable?  :-k

 

Looks like it's hindered by a custom charge port and needing an extra SD card adapter? 

I have the 2000 Aqua Blue imported from Japan. I was lucky enough to get it new from Japan 2-3 years ago before they stopped producing new consoles. I pair it with a NYKO Powergrip and it makes the handheld experience much more comfortable.

You can check out RetroGameCorps youtube channel for a visual walkthrough if you want but don't rely solely on a youtube video as things can change in the process over time as videos get outdated.

 

The 2000 has the advantage of longer battery life (I hear around 1 hr longer) and built-in storage (makes jailbreaking the console easier without needing proprietary sony memory cards). Also it uses a more standard charging cable whereas the 1000 model uses proprietary charging cables/adapter. 

 

The main advantage of the 1000 is the OLED display and as long as you are comfortable with the pros/cons compared to the 2000 then you could go with it but personally I was leery of 2012 OLED technology lasting especially since most likely you would be getting a used 1000 with mileage already accrued on the panel.

 

I hope I didn't break any rules with posting anything above lol



#28816 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1446 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 12:19 PM

ASTRO kitty and Takotan already shipped/shipping. Looks like they have everything on hand already.

Will very likely be like this for the remainder of releases

#28817 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1177 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 03:40 PM

I got my shipping notification too!

 

It's really nice to purchase a new, limited release and have it ship in a reasonable amount of time *Cough*LRG*cough*



#28818 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37999 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 03:51 PM

I got my shipping notification too!

 

It's really nice to purchase a new, limited release and have it ship in a reasonable amount of time *Cough*LRG*cough*

Agreed. I think Super Rare Games is the only other "limited" seller that usually ships out their offerings fairly quickly.



#28819 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6702 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 04:07 PM

I got my shipping notification too!

 

It's really nice to purchase a new, limited release and have it ship in a reasonable amount of time *Cough*LRG*cough*

Sure, but Play Asia has some pretty bad delays on other "exclusive" titles, including Seabed which is now 13 months since preorders opened with no firm release date in sight.  



#28820 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1177 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 04:29 PM

Sure, but Play Asia has some pretty bad delays on other "exclusive" titles, including Seabed which is now 13 months since preorders opened with no firm release date in sight.  

That is true. I just want a little win! :whee:



#28821 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3637 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2021 - 05:34 PM

As bad as LRG is, they were mostly good during the vita days (not counting skullgirls kickstarter-esque deal, and probably something else I'm forgetting).



#28822 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 17 May 2021 - 07:00 PM

*coughCosmicStarHeroinecough*

#28823 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

trinken wir

Posted 19 May 2021 - 10:38 PM

Looks like Ratalaika followed suit and several of their games are $1.99 and crossbuy ps4/vita. Any of them worthwhile?

#28824 Miker525  

Posted 22 May 2021 - 03:09 PM

Not sure if anyone here is actually playing through their copy of UnMetal but I'm fairly close to the end and I'm absolutely loving it. A little bit stuck if anyone has any ideas. I'm in chapter 9 and

Spoiler


I've really enjoyed the game as the gameplay really feels so true to the original metal gear games. The story is ridiculous but in a well written fun parody kinda way. Really glad I picked this up.

Edit: I figured it out. This game is really great. It's a shame only those who ordered the play Asia release can play it (legally). Def worth playing if you have it

#28825 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8442 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM

Hatoful Boyfriend and Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star will be delisted from the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Android and iOS digital stores at the end of May.

 

https://delistedgame...the-end-of-may/



#28826 Moofboy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2021 - 06:25 PM

Any new cross buy worth getting from the Days of Play sale? Probably going to grab Blasting Agent and Twin Robots because of the price… maybe Thunder Paw. Anything else?

#28827 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2021 - 07:14 PM

Any new cross buy worth getting from the Days of Play sale? Probably going to grab Blasting Agent and Twin Robots because of the price… maybe Thunder Paw. Anything else?

Twin Robots is an awful game but it has easy trophies. I wouldn't recommend it even at a $1.
I enjoyed playing Blasting Agents and I have not played Thunder Paw.

 

Current Vita games on sale I would recommend.
I believe these are all cross buy.
 

Rogue Aces

Shakedown Hawaii

Thy Sword
Metagal

Ultratron

Metal Slug 3

Last Blade

King of the Fighters 97

Samurai Shodown V

Slain Back from Hell

Odd World New and Tasty

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones

Nova-111

Titan Attacks

Lone Survivor

Xeodrifter

Super Destronaut DX
10 Second Ninja X

Vertical Drop Heroes
League of Evil

Reed 2
Random Heroes
The Swapper
Devious Dungeons



#28828 Moofboy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2021 - 09:00 PM

Any of those have stackable trophies? Not a major selling point, but is still nice. Pretty sure I have a few from the list from ps+, but will double check.

*edit*. Added Super Destronaut, Random Heroes, and Ultratron so far. Thanks!

#28829 Madzane  

Posted 07 June 2021 - 03:19 PM

Horizon Chase Zero and Luckslinger up next for Play Asia:

https://www.play-asi...utm_source=PAEX

This is a decent announcement, Horizon is one of the better racers I’ve tried in the past few years ( provided you are fine with the retro gameplay).

#28830 Madzane  

Posted 07 June 2021 - 03:21 PM

Luckslinger:

https://www.play-asi...utm_source=PAEX