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#30361 Tothoro  

Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:10 PM

There will a regular edition so they won't be around forever.

 

https://smile.amazon...263&sr=8-3&th=1

That's the version I got and the only version I'm aware of. It looks like Amazon sold out (copies ship in 1-2 months), so it might be more popular than people thought.



#30362 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2160 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:28 PM

^ I think that was a reference to that fact that there are two amazon listings.  The Day 1 listing is in stock.  The other one, to which 62t linked, does not not say Day 1 and will start shipping later.  So it's possible that will be the standard edition at some point despite the present use of the same product image.



#30363 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2020 - 01:22 PM

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE - Opening Movie

 

English

 

 

Japanese

 



#30364 nagpo  

Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:03 PM

How many times are they going to show us this opening movie? Just release the damn demo already



#30365 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   790 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:19 PM

How many times are they going to show us this opening movie? Just release the damn demo already


You in that much of a hurry to be disappointed?

#30366 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21103 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:26 PM

Had some time on my hands, so decided to do a quick little project, this time with my Switch games.

 

Whether you have a significant other to share this time with or not, just remember that you can always share in the love.

 

Hope everyone will have a great rest of your day.

The Switch is in the heart!

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#30367 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3870 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:57 PM

Disappointed that the Miku Switch demo only has two songs, but it just makes me want the full game even more. 



#30368 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4784 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:12 PM

Not that I’m one to talk, but you should probably play your games instead of playing with them.

#30369 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21103 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:25 PM

Not that I’m one to talk, but you should probably play your games instead of playing with them.

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#30370 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9664 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:35 PM

Some bigger VN releases this Valentine's week.

 

First of all Mangagamer has a Vntine's sale going on with the blog post here (NSFW). Prices are also effective on Steam. Ask me if you want my opinion on them as I've played probably about 75% of them.

 

Mangagamer released Imouto Paradise 3. There is a slight 10% discount right now on their website (NSFW). I started playing it and it's not as well drawn as the previous games. Also I feel that maybe the sisters, at least the one I'm on the route for (Hiharu), are maybe a little too one note and somewhat annoying honestly. I seem to have a knack for picking worst girls first in these games. So far seems OK and it is a nukige, so don't expect too much story.

 

Their next game release is Funbag Fantasy: Sideboob Story 2 releasing on March 12th, 2020. I'm not sure i'm ready for this one yet, though I've gone through the previous ones and recommend them with Funbag Fantasy > Funbag Fantasy 2 > Sideboob Story 1. This game is a nukige too, but the stories of these tend to be pretty good, though I wasn't as fond of Sideboob Story 1. It became a bit repetitive other than the main story line. I will still buy to encourage these type of games to keep being localized, though I may not play on release.

 

Nekonyan released Senren*Banka as well. It should be on Steam and their own store. Also an 18+ patch is available for the Steam release. Also for me at least Senren*Banka is showing up on green man gaming for a 23% discount under their VIP section. I would recommend this route for more savings. Also 10% off on Steam and their store. I'm going to start playing this one today and will give first impressions likely tomorrow.

 

Nekonyan Store (NSFW)

Steam

green man gaming

18+ patch (NSFW)

 

qureate stealth released TroubleDays on Steam. This one is about an innocent succubus who the main character cohabitates with and I'm sure hilarity ensues. A generous 25% is offered the first week so buy this one quickly if you want it. Also has an 18+ patch. I may go for this but have too many VNs to play at the moment.

 

Steam

18+ patch (NSFW)

 

So, I Hear You Like Sadistic Women / Do S na Onee-san wa Suki Desu ka? was translated by mortalvyses. This is a nukige about a guy on a train and a woman seduces him and hands him a schedule for a train and I'm sure he goes on that train and gets some action.

 

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Also because it was released and very random Projecttheharlemblade released the translation for an old PC-98 VN called Harlem Blade ~The Greatest of All Time.~. It just may be the greatest of all time, but I'm not so sure. I may play someday, but that day isn't anytime soon.

 

VNDB (NSFW)

Translation Patch (NSFW)



#30371 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1941 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

Nekonyan released Senren*Banka as well. It should be on Steam and their own store. Also an 18+ patch is available for the Steam release. Also for me at least Senren*Banka is showing up on green man gaming for a 23% discount under their VIP section. I would recommend this route for more savings. Also 10% off on Steam and their store. I'm going to start playing this one today and will give first impressions likely tomorrow.

 

Nekonyan Store (NSFW)

Steam

green man gaming

18+ patch (NSFW)

I'm thinking of getting Senren Banka. It looks really highly reviewed and I have the ninja girl figure already.

 

Anyway, I got the Azur Lane crosswave LE on PC.

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#30372 Madzane  

Posted 16 February 2020 - 06:03 PM

It appears Catherine Full Body for Switch has been leaked via a Korean ratings board.

#30373 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1941 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2020 - 02:43 AM

Banner of the Maid, a chinese made srpg about the french revolution on steam got an english update on Feb 14th. It's got pretty nice art.

 

Also Daemon x Machina got a PC release earlier last week. Bummed I missed the preorder price. Looks like it performs a whole lot better on PC than it did on the switch.



#30374 phoenixlau   backlogged CAGiversary!   563 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2020 - 04:44 AM

:ps4: Trails of Cold Steel 3 is on sale for $30 at Best Buy ($24 with GCU).  Switch version not included in the sale.

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6329773

 

Amazon has price matched $30, with a couple of cheaper used Amazon Warehouse copies.

https://www.amazon.c...8&condition=all

https://www.amazon.c...=A2L77EE7U53NWQ

 

I believe this is the first time it has hit $30, usually it's around $40-45.  Not sure how low NISA games usually go, but Cold Steel 1 (XSEED) had a low enough quantity at Best Buy to get clearanced out before it could hit my normal buy price.  I had to end up begrudgingly paying $40 elsewhere later, so with dying breaths of my GCU I figure this is as good a spot as any to hedge a copy of this one for safety.



#30375 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4988 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 17 February 2020 - 05:04 AM

:ps4: Trails of Cold Steel 3 is on sale for $30 at Best Buy ($24 with GCU).  Switch version not included in the sale.

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6329773

 

Amazon has price matched $30, with a couple of cheaper used Amazon Warehouse copies.

https://www.amazon.c...8&condition=all

https://www.amazon.c...=A2L77EE7U53NWQ

 

I believe this is the first time it has hit $30, usually it's around $40-45.  Not sure how low NISA games usually go, but Cold Steel 1 (XSEED) had a low enough quantity at Best Buy to get clearanced out before it could hit my normal buy price.  I had to end up begrudgingly paying $40 elsewhere later, so with dying breaths of my GCU I figured this is as good a spot as any to hedge a copy of this one for safety.

Should have just bought it at launch as they gave a preorder discount on both the ps3 and vita versions for cold steel 1. ps3 version was about 34$ and vita was cheaper than that and 10$ more each for the ce versions.  I still kinda regret not picking up the ce for that price.



#30376 akgamerx  

akgamerx

Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

I thought you guys would be amused by this. I actually bought a "new" game expecting it to come opened but at least have the original stuff lol. I bought 2 copies to improve my chances, not only did they send me "1" copy, they sent this one. I don't know how it's even possible to have a company operate at this level of incompetence, it's comical. I bought some used shit from there b2g1 sale, scared to see what those look like.

 

 

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#30377 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2160 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:59 PM

The exact same thing happened to me.  I bought a qty 2 of that game and only received one - just like that.  i guess that the employee from the store that shipped it didn't check to realize the box they gutted was empty.

 

Trying to explain what happened to the person answering the customer service line is like pulling teeth.  Been putting off trying again, but need to.



#30378 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9664 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2020 - 10:41 PM

Senren*Banka first impressions after about 6-7 hours and am on a path now:

 

Honestly it's one of the better VNs I've played in a long while. I'm far from being done, but this one is a nice mix of comedy, romance, mystery, a bit of suspense and just a very interesting setting. The visuals are excellent. Characters have a few different outfits which is pretty nice. The music is kind of old school in it sounds like something that would played at temples or festivals or such. Voices are extremely well done with no character sounding annoying for sure. It takes a while to just get to the the character routes and then those take a bit to get going. There's a lot of reading and all, but it's all written very well. I'm having a lot of fun with this and it's well worth buying. I don't want to spoil anything, but all the characters seem to have some importance to the main story, so it should be fun to go through every route. I'll finish this route likely tomorrow.



#30379 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4988 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:51 AM

I thought you guys would be amused by this. I actually bought a "new" game expecting it to come opened but at least have the original stuff lol. I bought 2 copies to improve my chances, not only did they send me "1" copy, they sent this one. I don't know how it's even possible to have a company operate at this level of incompetence, it's comical. I bought some used shit from there b2g1 sale, scared to see what those look like.

 

 

GS-is-shit2.jpg

 

The exact same thing happened to me.  I bought a qty 2 of that game and only received one - just like that.  i guess that the employee from the store that shipped it didn't check to realize the box they gutted was empty.

 

Trying to explain what happened to the person answering the customer service line is like pulling teeth.  Been putting off trying again, but need to.

Wow they mess up but that is pretty bad.



#30380 elessar123  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:57 PM

I thought you guys would be amused by this. I actually bought a "new" game expecting it to come opened but at least have the original stuff lol. I bought 2 copies to improve my chances, not only did they send me "1" copy, they sent this one. I don't know how it's even possible to have a company operate at this level of incompetence, it's comical. I bought some used shit from there b2g1 sale, scared to see what those look like.

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That's how it's been since at least the PS2 days. My preordered Ar Tonelico was opened. And my Knights in the Nightmare. It's pretty much why I stopped preordering from them even before GCU etc.

 

Edit: That, and the really stupid "you can't change where you pick up the game" BS. So hope you never move.



#30381 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1335 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2020 - 03:20 AM

Got my psikyo bravo from BB today. Despite being in a bubble mailer it's actually in great condition, unlike my yakuza collection which had a bunch of banged up corners.



#30382 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13021 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:00 AM

Got my psikyo bravo from BB today. Despite being in a bubble mailer it's actually in great condition, unlike my yakuza collection which had a bunch of banged up corners.

Yeah, mine was sent in a bubble mailer from BB as well but it arrived in great shape (probably has something to do with the build quality of the box NISA used).

 

Also got the Bayonetta/Vanquish steelbook from BB today and this one they sent in a box.  Arrived flawless.



#30383 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:11 AM

Platinum Games teases major announcement for February 27-due issue of Weekly Famitsu

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct set for February 20

 

I thought you guys would be amused by this. I actually bought a "new" game expecting it to come opened but at least have the original stuff lol. I bought 2 copies to improve my chances, not only did they send me "1" copy, they sent this one. I don't know how it's even possible to have a company operate at this level of incompetence, it's comical. I bought some used shit from there b2g1 sale, scared to see what those look like.

 

 

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If it's anything like my experience during their Christmas B2G2 free used games deal. You'll end up getting new sealed games instead.



#30384 Deuteros  

Posted Yesterday, 10:48 AM

Are the physical releases of Persona 4 Golden and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (specifically, the asian english release) 'final', in that they don't prompt for the download of any patches?

 

I'm a recent PlayStation Vita owner with a small and digital collection of games for it. While the convenience is appreciated, memory card space is at a premium so I'm considering getting physical copies of some of the finest, and largest, games in its catalogue.



#30385 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4988 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted Yesterday, 02:20 PM

I can't recall any downloads for p4 golden off hand but I haven't played it in quite a few years.



#30386 denpanosekai  

denpanosekai

Posted Yesterday, 05:34 PM

Oreshika (Asia) has a 1.01 patch. Changelog is Chinese so I have no idea what it's about.

Persona 4 Golden (USA) doesn't have any patches



#30387 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1709 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

Ricedigital exclusive: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon Infinite Combate Collector's Edition

Available in PEGI and ESRB version, $110 USD shipped after currency conversion.

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#30388 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   5051 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Does anyone know if the Japanese release of Snack World for Switch ever received an update to add English support, now that a localization exists? I'd like to get it, but it irritates me that the Western released was censored.



#30389 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9664 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 10:39 PM

Does anyone know if the Japanese release of Snack World for Switch ever received an update to add English support, now that a localization exists? I'd like to get it, but it irritates me that the Western released was censored.

I doubt it. I think it's mainly 2 outfit changes for the princess and those genie guys. It's not the worst honestly, but i'd rather just play the game since it's been a long wait since the 3DS version came out and the game looks pretty fun.



#30390 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   5051 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 10:53 PM

I doubt it. I think it's mainly 2 outfit changes for the princess and those genie guys. It's not the worst honestly, but i'd rather just play the game since it's been a long wait since the 3DS version came out and the game looks pretty fun.

Yeah, I know of those and some thinly veiled Trump references. It's definitely not the biggest deal, I'd just rather play a non-censored/less-censored version if possible. I figured it was a long shot, though.