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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#30301 scaryice   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:15 AM

Yeah literally almost every good game on the Wii U has been ported at this point. I had hoped but never expected Tokyo Mirage Sessions to be ported to switch. I really want to play Wind Waker HD though, please Nintendo

Still waiting for a physical copy of Fatal Frame...

 

Also, I wasn't very impressed by Wonderful 101 when I played that. It's a step down from other Platinum games imo, nothing you need to play.



#30302 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2020 - 06:35 PM

I've been burned by too many Kickstarters.  I'll just wait for the retail release of Wonderful 101 and get whatever bonus it has that Kickstarters don't get.

Their new slogan should be: Kickstarters, they kick you when you're down.



#30303 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:05 PM

Yeah, got bored, felt like doing something fun, and decided to use my Vita games and build something.

Originally I set out to make something really wide and big, but then start to stack them on top of each other, and as I kept going, it sort of started to turn into something else.

 

Eventually, it just turned into this in the end, which I have dubbed, Vita Metropolis.

 

Welcome, and enjoy your stay! 

 

P.S. Yes, I had too much free time today...

 

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#30304 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   822 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, got bored, felt like doing something fun, and decided to use my Vita games and build something.

Originally I set out to make something really wide and big, but then start to stack them on top of each other, and as I kept going, it sort of started to turn into something else.

Eventually, it just turned into this in the end, which I have dubbed, Vita Metropolis.

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

P.S. Yes, I had too much free time today...

Clearly you don’t have kids or pets. My daughter wouldn’t have let that stand for even 5 seconds. Pretty impressive building.

#30305 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4846 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:51 PM

P.S. Yes, I had too much free time today...


I like that it presumably barely even crossed your mind that you could play some of them instead.

#30306 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2818 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:04 AM

Eventually, it just turned into this in the end, which I have dubbed, Vita Metropolis.

 

My hat is off to you, sir. That is a very fine example of game stacking, as well as a clear indication of having a very great number of Vita titles.



#30307 BigManJapan  

BigManJapan

Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:46 AM

Their new slogan should be: Kickstarters, they kick you when you're down.

Honestly, never had a problem on any of the Kickstarters I backed. 



#30308 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9757 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:52 AM

I think the problem with Kickstarters is by the time you get said Kickstarter you might not be as interested in said Kickstarter anymore or a lot less interested. Also at least some board game Kickstarters I backed had somewhat lackluster gameplay and ended up being donated/gifted/etc... Not to mention some may never come out like me still waiting for Cryamore, Delver's Drop went to poop, and I also funded Soul Saga for Vita I think and I'm pretty sure that specific version wont release. You've gotten lucky. I don't do Kickstarters unless they really need them like a visual novel that succeeded by like $2000 I think, or they have cool exclusives. If you can get the stuff afterwards I'd say just wait unless you just really want or love something. 



#30309 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2995 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:53 PM

Oh and speaking of Platinum games, I beat Astral Chain yesterday. While initially the game didn't feel that amazing to me, the combat really expanded after a few chapters, and I overall really enjoyed it. I recommend checking it out

I beat it just last week too. I liked it alot, reminds me alot of like Nier Automata x Evangelion.

 

I also thought the game initially dragged on, got amazing towards the middle, then started to drag on again towards the end. But overall, the gameplay is very smooth and I love the amount of detail put into the different combination attacks.

 

The one complaint I have though is that the game and promotional material seems to emphasize the male protagonist being the true one, but I actually liked playing the female protag more.



#30310 evilgordo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

evilgordo

Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:05 PM

Wargroove Deluxe Edition Switch, Used for $14.99

 

https://www.gamestop...n/11096960.html

 

 

Yeah, I've been eyeing it for awhile myself, and finally got to this price point.

 

I probably would've picked it up at $19.99 to be honest, but this drop was like drastic, and didn't go down by the usual increments, so didn't even get the chance to consider it used at a slightly higher price.

 

Though, I probably won't get all the goodies from the used set when I go pick it up later today, but fingers crossed.

Thanks for the tip! I was waiting for new copies to drop to $20 again, but used @ $15 right now is too good to pass up.

Took a slight detour to an out of the way GS that had a copy and luckily, all the extras were still in the case (though a tad beat-up).



#30311 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:47 PM

Thanks for the tip! I was waiting for new copies to drop to $20 again, but used @ $15 right now is too good to pass up.

Took a slight detour to an out of the way GS that had a copy and luckily, all the extras were still in the case (though a tad beat-up).

I've talked to a few stores, and apparently, the new was converted to used, which is strange since the new still has a listing up.

 

The one I got from one of the stores was still sealed too. And the other stores had the new guts on the pre-owned section.

Strange indeed...
 



#30312 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5050 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 06 February 2020 - 07:49 AM

I beat it just last week too. I liked it alot, reminds me alot of like Nier Automata x Evangelion.

 

I also thought the game initially dragged on, got amazing towards the middle, then started to drag on again towards the end. But overall, the gameplay is very smooth and I love the amount of detail put into the different combination attacks.

 

The one complaint I have though is that the game and promotional material seems to emphasize the male protagonist being the true one, but I actually liked playing the female protag more.

Weird as I only recall them showing the female protagonist more in videos and such back when they were showing it off.



#30313 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4443 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2020 - 04:17 PM

For those that don't have stock nearby, you can order the UK ver (same content, region free) on eBay for $32: https://www.ebay.com...me/202784057019

Received my Euro copy of Gun Gun Pixies. This was my first time importing a Switch game. I'm happy to report it plays fine, software update works on US store, and I was even able to earn gold coins (wasn't expecting that). I also heard the US dlc is compatible (not that I want it for this game). Nice region free work Nintendo >_>)b



#30314 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   915 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:20 PM

https://twitter.com/...493060177534976

 

The Wargroove deluxe copies are on sale because they no longer contain all content on cart.

 

 

E:

Yeah Pqube was decent with making Gun Gun Pixies the same application across western territories.



#30315 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3642 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

https://twitter.com/...493060177534976

 

The Wargroove deluxe copies are on sale because they no longer contain all content on cart.

 

 

E:

Yeah Pqube was decent with making Gun Gun Pixies the same application across western territories.

 

Wait what? So only certain copies have all content?



#30316 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6404 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2020 - 10:48 PM

Wait what? So only certain copies have all content?

No, there was DLC released after the carts were released, so no carts have "all" of the content.



#30317 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   822 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 08 February 2020 - 02:00 AM

No, there was DLC released after the carts were released, so no carts have "all" of the content.


Why would that entail a discount? That just sounds like every game released this generation.

Also, I didn’t look deeply into it, but wargroove has lots of user created dlc that you can download for free. I got it on switch, and it doesn’t require the Nintendo online subscription.

#30318 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   915 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2020 - 02:45 AM

Why would that entail a discount? That just sounds like every game released this generation.

Also, I didn’t look deeply into it, but wargroove has lots of user created dlc that you can download for free. I got it on switch, and it doesn’t require the Nintendo online subscription.

Maybe make a new run of games with the new name? We're in a world where Sonic Mania was released physically after Sonic Mania Plus (which included DLC)



#30319 Pets0undz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Pets0undz

Posted 08 February 2020 - 12:17 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=CqCnqfFRdjE Shooting Stars Alpha is pretty great.  Glad that NIS America made physical copies available for the approximately 3-5 people in the target demographic.

 

Strikers 1945 II is the main draw here -- one my favorite shmups.  I played a ton of this on PSP when it was confusingly called Strikers 1945 Plus.  The Switch version is head and shoulders over the PSP remake which is more like a pale imitation.

 

Dragon Blaze is a gem I'd never played or really heard of before being included in this compilation.

 

Only complaint is about TATE support.  Yes, you can rotate the screen 90 degrees.  But instead of letting you use the left controller's analog stick and buttons for control (rotated to the bottom of the screen), you're stuck with one hand on top and one on bottom. Unless anyone can explain what I'm doing wrong!

 

There are a few reviews around for more, like Bullet Heaven #202.



#30320 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5050 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:13 PM

Anyone here get in on that yakuza humble key resale from yesterday?  Allyoucanplay had 0 for 4$ and kiwami 1 for 1$  But the site crashed due to all the traffic.



#30321 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9757 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:14 PM

Two big releases came to Steam this week for VNs/eroge games.

 

First VenusBlood FRONTIER International is now officially on Steam. It is currently 15% off. There is an 18+ patch available on Jast USA's website.

 

Steam

JAST USA 18+ patch site (NSFW)

 
Renowned Key VN Summer Pockets released on Steam. This is an all ages VN and considered among the elite of VNs. There is a slight 10% discount currently on Steam. Also know that there is an updated version coming out in Japan and there is a very real chance they will look at the sales of this game to see if they localize that too. If it is localized it could take years. I'm buying this.
 
 
Also just mentioning a free VN that came out called Moe Era. Supposedly better than its cost. It doesn't hurt to try it, which I intend to and will likely give a review eventually on here.
 
 
Also Amayakase – Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend is 30% off and is a JAST USA store exclusive so may be one of those times you can get it if you want it.
 


#30322 evilgordo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

evilgordo

Posted 09 February 2020 - 01:03 AM

Only complaint is about TATE support.  Yes, you can rotate the screen 90 degrees.  But instead of letting you use the left controller's analog stick and buttons for control (rotated to the bottom of the screen), you're stuck with one hand on top and one on bottom. Unless anyone can explain what I'm doing wrong!

Yep, TATE in handheld mode doesn't quite work (I guess devs where only thinking of dock mode?).

But thankfully, FanGamer has got it figured out. I haven't received my copies of Psikyo Alpha/Beta yet, but FlipGrip is a godsend for PinballFX.
 



#30323 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1942 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:22 AM

Ooh man, amazon tried to charge me a $30 restocking fee on an unopened game return. I got on that chat quick and they issued the rest of the refund as an "exception". Watch out!



#30324 Vigilante   Let the Battles Begin CAGiversary!   37521 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:15 PM

Ys: Memories of Celceta - Timeless Adventurer Edition is up on Best Buy's site now for those of us who still have GCU:

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6401990



#30325 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5050 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:44 PM

The lucky chosen few that have gcu *_*



#30326 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   915 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:11 PM

The 4 years from that one charity stream run out roughly in November save for people who maybe were giving it as a christmas gift that year.

After that it's going to be extremely rare.



#30327 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1742 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:36 PM

My GCU expires in April and I figure I am going to make a lot less impulse buys from now on. 



#30328 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5125 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Kirin Lemon

Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:57 PM

Mine is done as of the 14th, so thank goodness Ys appeared just under the wire. I dropped about $250 this morning on stuff I've been holding out on, likely with more to come in the next few days.

#30329 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9757 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2020 - 10:01 PM

Not having GCU cut out quite a bit of impulse spending for me. Now I get stuff as it's cheaper usually after a while instead of around release. Still get high wanted games around release.



#30330 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:20 PM

Physical version of the Yakuza HD collection is out today (the one that comes with the PS3 case for 5.) Just got mine and all the corners are damaged because they shipped it with nothing but a thin layer of plastic around the box. Not really sure if that was Amazon's call or Sega's but it kinda sucks.

 

I'll live though lol, seen way worse in this thread when it comes to damaged stuff.