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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#31081 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   853 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:52 PM

Ah yes.  The "Dialogue".  That's what makes the SK games so special.

I was SO CLOSE to importing Senran Kagura Peach Ball because it really looked like it was never coming stateside, but didn't because I wanted to be able to understand the dialogue, then I think less than a week later XSEED announced the localization. Dodged a bullet.

 

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#31082 Photophonic  

Photophonic

Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:16 PM

Since June is coming to a close, here's all my pick-ups from the month.

 

Lots of games, lots of nendos, lots of fun abound.

 

One of my more well balanced months spread across the board.

Nice spread and out of everything there I am jealous of the the Black Rock Shooter Figma. Anything from that series is hard to come by and usually commands a hefty tag that reflects said rarity. 



#31083 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21166 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:53 AM

Nice spread and out of everything there I am jealous of the the Black Rock Shooter Figma. Anything from that series is hard to come by and usually commands a hefty tag that reflects said rarity. 

Yeah, the BRS figmas are all pretty amazing, too bad they're all so damn expensive, per the usual.

Even their nendos are expensive, otherwise I'd have more of their stuff. T___T



#31084 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21166 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:59 AM

Decided to do another collection update.

 

 



#31085 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3213 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:50 PM

Nice collection.

 

My purchases for June... all are switch releases as I mostly play portable...

 

  • Burnout Paradise (love the series, never got around to playing this version because... again, I mostly play portable... walmart discount price)
  • Langrisser I&II (enjoyed the demo, glad I could snag a physical before it's gone from more stores)
  • Cytus Alpha (am a massive fan of the game on iphone... glad to have a physical version finally as this was getting rare)
  • Broken Sword 5 (been wanting to play it for a while, I am a fan of point and click... though don't go for all the games)
  • Neo Atlas (not well regarded but it was cheap and I have been interested in playing it since before it launched)

 

Total spent (taxes and all)... $199.30

 

I did buy a digital game for a few gold coins on eshop... but added no money to my eshop account.  Bought nothing on steam, psn, gog,... etc.

 

For me, this was easily the most I've spent on actual games in a single month in years.  All I have slated this month to buy is Cat Quest 2 (the collection)... assuming it drops before the end of the month.... and I might get Streets of Rage 4 once the retail version hits Walmart if it's discounted as expected.



#31086 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5347 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:06 PM

Yikes langrisser is already out of print and goes for nearly 20 over msrp.  Guess I have to make a choice on either to get it slightly on sale at gamestop or pass. And or hope for a digital sale.



#31087 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3213 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:53 PM

Yikes langrisser is already out of print and goes for nearly 20 over msrp.  Guess I have to make a choice on either to get it slightly on sale at gamestop or pass. And or hope for a digital sale.

It's still on Bestbuy.com... that's where I ordered my copy after striking out with the local gamestop...

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6363203



#31088 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2440 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:42 PM

Yikes langrisser is already out of print and goes for nearly 20 over msrp.  Guess I have to make a choice on either to get it slightly on sale at gamestop or pass. And or hope for a digital sale.

How do you know its out of print? I sold my copy from my CE assuming I could pick it up later for $20 new.



#31089 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20102 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:05 PM

How do you know its out of print? I sold my copy from my CE assuming I could pick it up later for $20 new.

Probably because NISA hasn't reprint many sold out games.  Langrisser CE is like $230 on ebay



#31090 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3213 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:16 PM

Gamestop dropped the price of Langrisser 1&2 for switch to $36.97.  So expect any copies they have to dry up.

 

https://www.gamestop...i/11098897.html

 

How do you know its out of print? I sold my copy from my CE assuming I could pick it up later for $20 new.

Probably because Amazon sold out and hasn't restocked it or given any indication of future stock.   I can't imagine they'd take the risk to print another batch either.



#31091 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:19 PM

Gamestop dropped the price of Langrisser 1&2 for switch to $36.97.  So expect any copies they have to dry up.

 

https://www.gamestop...i/11098897.html

 

This is a clearance price and they will be almost all gutted copies.  But I still plan to grab one since I have instore certificates to burn.



#31092 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2518 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:23 PM

i suspect the days of niche games going on clearance are gone. The niche pubs are all doing smaller runs now. Pqube, NiSa, spikechun, ect games have all been gong out of stock and staying oop since 2019.

#31093 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9816 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:30 PM

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#31094 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5347 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:48 PM

Wasn't aware bestbuy still have them. So that is another option I guess.

#31095 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5007 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:06 PM

In June, I bought a bundle that happened to have GGXrdR in it. I already had GGXrdR2, though.

 

Yeah, that's about it in terms of thread-relevant stuff. Actually that's pretty close to it, period. There was also an iOS soulslike game... a couple replacement 3DS USB charging cables... and some food.



#31096 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9979 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:28 PM

Pretty much the only ones getting dropped well with clearance prices are somewhat non niche companies like S-E and Atlus. Aksys stuff seems to go on clearance a bunch, but every now and then usually their otome games go OOP. NISA, Spike Chunsoft, PQube, IFI stuff usually clearances out only when the games just didn't sell well at all. Their print runs seem very low now. The digital prices drop a good amount, but the physical stuff may get a drop or two and that's it. XSeed i'm not sure about either, but most of their stuff has seen some price drops. Niche stuff has been generally getting niche prints though. Sucks for the prices, but that's just the way it is right now.



#31097 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20102 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:02 AM

Got Langrisser 1&2 as I don't think it will get cheaper



#31098 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:04 AM

Yeah I tracked down a sealed :switch: Langrisser at GS instore today.  Also bought :switch: Yu-no day1 Ed. clearanced to $29



#31099 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   326 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

superxgaga

Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:20 AM

Played the original Langrisser games in the 90s, not impressed with 1-2 remake, Langrisser mobile was actually better tbh!



#31100 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:45 PM

Trying to figure out how to best spend my $5 off $30 in the steam sale.  Narrowed it down to the following options:

1.  MuvLuv Triple Threat ("complete your collection").  For me, it's $33 since I already own the first game (initial two story arcs, from what I understand).  This is going out on a limb a bit since I despite owning the first game, I haven't spent any time with it yet.  I do know that most of the high praise is directed specifically to Alternative, which I would be picking up  Also unsure if the new photonflowers content is worthwhile.

2.  Maitetsu ($7.50) + Datealive Rio Reincarnation Deluxe ($20) + FFXV Episode Ardyn dlc ($2.50)
Again, no experience with any of these, but the sale prices seem pretty decent and they are generally well liked & well reviewed.

3.  Something completely different?

 

I'm just now really getting into the VN's so I welcome any opinions since I know many of you are well versed in the genre.  TIA.



#31101 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9979 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:58 PM

Alternative pretty much completes the MuvLuv story, so it may be worth getting it. I have completed Maitetsu and feel it's a really nice VN overall. It feels a lot more laid back in some ways, but also has it's own quirks. There may be a whole lot of train lingo for your to learn, but I thought it was a pretty good one. Great art and an interesting premise. Maybe not my favorite, but a good VN nonetheless.



#31102 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3213 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 04:26 PM

Some of my BB order showed up yesterday.  What I wasn't expecting was the version of Cytus I ordered said "standard edition", which I figured I'd just settle on, and it showed up as the original release with the bonus disc.  So, I think a standard version must not exist.



#31103 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2440 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:57 PM

I bought Langrisser at $36.97 as well in case it doesn't get reprinted. That will make my flip at a "profit" of -$0.50. Could have been worse. I guess NISA has only been doing a single printing. I know Culdcept, Lost Child, and Alliance Alive all dropped to ~$20 but Ys VIII never did. Ys VIII for PS4 had dropped to ~$40-45 and I'm not sure what price the Switch version ever dropped to.



#31104 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5347 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:10 PM

I bought Langrisser at $36.97 as well in case it doesn't get reprinted. That will make my flip at a "profit" of -$0.50. Could have been worse. I guess NISA has only been doing a single printing. I know Culdcept, Lost Child, and Alliance Alive all dropped to ~$20 but Ys VIII never did. Ys VIII for PS4 had dropped to ~$40-45 and I'm not sure what price the Switch version ever dropped to.

Switch I think also didn't go lower than that from what I recall.  Which is why I picked it up for 27 during the buy 1 get 1 50% off promo since I figured I was never going to get a copy otherwise.



#31105 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:33 PM

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#31106 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:45 PM

ToCS4 reverse cover voting:

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Easy #2 for me.



#31107 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1757 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:52 PM

I bought Langrisser at $36.97 as well in case it doesn't get reprinted. That will make my flip at a "profit" of -$0.50. Could have been worse. I guess NISA has only been doing a single printing. I know Culdcept, Lost Child, and Alliance Alive all dropped to ~$20 but Ys VIII never did. Ys VIII for PS4 had dropped to ~$40-45 and I'm not sure what price the Switch version ever dropped to.

YS VIII for Switch dropped to $48 ONCE at Bestbuy and it's gone!

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#31108 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:38 PM

Blade Strangers, Code of Princess EX, Remilore, Umihara Kawase Fresh

all $10 in eshop. should I just buy 'em all?

Edit: Remembered that I can't put up with fighting game framerates on NS.  Will likely grab the other three.



#31109 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9979 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:10 AM

Blade Strangers, Code of Princess EX, Remilore, Umihara Kawase Fresh

all $10 in eshop. should I just buy 'em all?

Edit: Remembered that I can't put up with fighting game framerates on NS.  Will likely grab the other three.

If you haven't bought I can play about 10 minutes of Fresh if you're interested and I'll give my thoughts.



#31110 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2618 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:12 AM

If you haven't bought I can play about 10 minutes of Fresh if you're interested and I'll give my thoughts.

 

Sounds good. When digital items go on sale with clear beginning and start dates I tend to hold off to the final days to purchase.  Thanks