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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#31111 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5418 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:39 AM

cover #3 for me.  1 was slightly tempting though but at the end of the day that while clean and simple is also kinda lazy.



#31112 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:22 AM

Umihara Kawase Fresh is a platformer with the main gimmick being a fish hook you throw out to swing around on a rubber band line. Enemies are defeated mostly by reeling them in or in the case of bosses triggering something in the boss arena. The new one adds a hunger bar and health meter (in prior games you died in one hit.) Collected enemies and items on the map can be used to make food which restores the hunger bar and gives different abilities based on what's cooked.

 

Later in the game Cotton from the Cotton series of shooters shows up and becomes a second playable character. She can briefly float with her broom which can be put to good use along with the rubber band action of the fishing line. They also advertise Curly Brace showing up but she's a reward for clearing challenge mode (by which point you've beaten everything)



#31113 super1upqueen  

super1upqueen

Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:25 AM

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

Hey now, there's some surprisingly good dialogue in those games ;)



#31114 super1upqueen  

super1upqueen

Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:26 AM

cover #3 for me.  1 was slightly tempting though but at the end of the day that while clean and simple is also kinda lazy.

I also voted #3. I haven't played the series yet (I plan to start Trails in the Sky this weekend), but that cover looked the most intriguing.



#31115 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1322 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:22 AM

I voted 3 as well, although 2 was a close second, but since the main cover is already a group one, I liked having a solo alternative. Out of the 3, 4 is arguably the worst one IMO, and between 1 or 3, 3 had a different color scheme and design aesthetic than all the rest.

#31116 scaryice   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:14 AM

So, I bought the Project Diva Future Tone dlc song pack that just released in Japan. However, it will only work when I play it with my Japanese account. I'd really like to be able to play the songs when I'm using my normal US account, since that's where all my stats/progress are. Is that possible? I have the Japanese Future Tone DX physical copy.

 

EDIT: Both have the system set as their primary PS4.



#31117 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10014 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:17 PM

I played about 30 minutes of Umihara Kawase Fresh. This feels inferior to the previous games. I've only played the original and the one that was on the Vita. This one is pretty much fetch and delivery quest the game so far. You do get to get ingredients and use your fishing hook to get around. It's challenging for sure. You get a story about the girl dreaming about this city and knowing how to get around. You do quests to deliver or get things and that seems about it. I preferred the old method of just trying to reach a door. It seems fluffy but it was fun enough. I will finish it, but this seems more like a play a few quests at a time somewhat repetitive game. Just my opinion of course.



#31118 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5418 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 04 July 2020 - 03:14 AM

So, I bought the Project Diva Future Tone dlc song pack that just released in Japan. However, it will only work when I play it with my Japanese account. I'd really like to be able to play the songs when I'm using my normal US account, since that's where all my stats/progress are. Is that possible? I have the Japanese Future Tone DX physical copy.

 

EDIT: Both have the system set as their primary PS4.

dlc is region locked iirc so it's impossible to use dlc from another region on a account that doesn't match that region.



#31119 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1961 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2020 - 04:34 AM

Sometimes I randomly come across a pretty cool looking game. Metal Unit is still in early access but they've completed all the levels and are just ironing out the mechanics before the official release at the end of this year. It's on sale right now for $7.49. Sexy anime girl pixel art!

 

Also I didn't realize Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and Fairy Tail are coming out this month. So soon.



#31120 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5028 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2020 - 05:01 AM

Sometimes I randomly come across a pretty cool looking game. Metal Unit is still in early access but they've completed all the levels and are just ironing out the mechanics before the official release at the end of this year. It's on sale right now for $7.49. Sexy anime girl pixel art!

Also I didn't realize Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and Fairy Tail are coming out this month. So soon.


For what it’s worth, Metal Unit is in the current Humble Choice, Humble Bundle’s monthly bundle. I don’t remember how the pricing for that works, though.

#31121 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2020 - 07:11 PM

Tracked down a new Yakuza Remastered Collection (Day One) instore at GS today.  They ring up the same as the 39.99 standard edition that's on sale this week.  Figured it might be one of the last chances I'd have to pick up the Day One collection. 

 

Still somewhat bitter about missing out on the 19.99 price mistake at best buy.  But I slept well that night so I'll call it a win.



#31122 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13141 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2020 - 07:24 PM

I was quite surprised that Best Buy shipped my order of Disgaea 4 Complete and Super Neptunia RPG (both for PS4)  in an actual box with air pillows and sure enough they arrived in great condition without any floating discs.  Was expecting a bubble mailer so its always good to be surprised like that.



#31123 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:13 PM

Just noticed Nioh 2 SE drop to $47
https://smile.amazon...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Trying to remind myself that since I will buy the inevitable(?) pc version later, I do not need to buy this now.



#31124 shadow007   映画 | | Vivre Sa Vie | | 映画 CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

shadow007

Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:49 PM

Tracked down a new Yakuza Remastered Collection (Day One) instore at GS today.  They ring up the same as the 39.99 standard edition that's on sale this week.  Figured it might be one of the last chances I'd have to pick up the Day One collection. 

 

Still somewhat bitter about missing out on the 19.99 price mistake at best buy.  But I slept well that night so I'll call it a win.

Do you know what the Day One edition has that the standard doesn't have



#31125 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:54 PM

Do you know what the Day One edition has that the standard doesn't have

Different packaging.  A random ps3 case.  Oh and a sticker.



#31126 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2876 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:36 AM

Different packaging. A random ps3 case. Oh and a sticker.


In other words, not worth it. The PS3 case is, frankly, a weird novelty. I would have preferred Sega include a separate PS4 case as the whole Yakuza series, uncensored, is on the PS4, not the PS3. But who's looking at facts or history nowadays?

#31127 scaryice   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 02:29 AM

dlc is region locked iirc so it's impossible to use dlc from another region on a account that doesn't match that region.

I see, thanks. This would be fine if I could use my save file while on the Japanese account, but apparently I can't do that either.



#31128 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10014 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 02:58 AM

Yeah I honestly dislike that extra case. It's so worthless.



#31129 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5028 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:11 AM

What bugged me about the Day One edition was how cheap the packaging was. It’s essentially just a foldout stiff paper sleeve with some flimsy plastic to hold the discs in place, not really at all what I was expecting given Yakuza’s Day One edition history.

#31130 Joe Fongul   Slave to the Grind.. CAGiversary!   1324 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:10 AM

Found a new copy of Utawarerumono Zan at GameStop new for $41.99 after missing the Best Buy clearance deal for $32,99.  It was a little pricey for what it is, but wanted to add it to my physical Utawarerumono collection.  It's getting harder to find this online for anything less than full retail unless I went for the PAL version.  After seeing the rarity for Prelude To The Fallen, I didn't want to take a chance of it selling out... 



#31131 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2876 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:15 AM

What bugged me about the Day One edition was how cheap the packaging was. It’s essentially just a foldout stiff paper sleeve with some flimsy plastic to hold the discs in place, not really at all what I was expecting given Yakuza’s Day One edition history.


At this point, I'm just waiting for the $20 price point on several PS4 games, this being one of them. Expect a host of PS4 titles to hit that price over the fall and holidays as stores clear out current gen and publishers reprint to take advantage of holiday sales over what is likely to be a difficult economy and limitef next gen console supply.

#31132 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5418 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:56 PM

Played some Ys 8 and finished chapter 1.  It's somewhat similar in structure to celceta so that makes things pretty easy to return to.  Sahad is surprisingly awesome in combat.  Especially aerial attacks.



#31133 denpanosekai  

denpanosekai

Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:49 PM

Played some Ys 8 and finished chapter 1.  It's somewhat similar in structure to celceta so that makes things pretty easy to return to.  Sahad is surprisingly awesome in combat.  Especially aerial attacks.

LOL same here. In fact I had finished Ys 8 a few years ago but decided to go for platinum right after getting platinum in Celceta.

 

Man Ys 8 is awesome!!!



#31134 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2674 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:53 PM

Yeah I really like the latter 50% of the game.  I still find the game to start poorly with some cringy cutscenes and characters that seem to be extremely rough prima vista.  Thankfully, it doesn't stay that way.



#31135 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37645 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

Considering the digital version of EDF5 launched at $59.99, $39.99 seems like a fair price for a physical version:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C3PRT32/



#31136 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5418 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:16 PM

Yeah I really like the latter 50% of the game. I still find the game to start poorly with some cringy cutscenes and characters that seem to be extremely rough prima vista. Thankfully, it doesn't stay that way.

Ugh Yes. Mostly stuff with Laxia. That bathing towel scene is so 90's 80's anime cringe. Also where the f did she even get a freshly laundered towel on a deserted isle. Her personality is pretty generic as well. Sahad would be fine if he didn't say stuff without a filter like a little kid.

Dogi not being playable is lame but at least they have a decent excuse unlike celceta.

The dinosaur scenes were certainly exciting. Shame they can't take it as a pet.

#31137 ar4757   Makoto x Joker is canon CAGiversary!   967 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:19 PM

So, I bought the Project Diva Future Tone dlc song pack that just released in Japan. However, it will only work when I play it with my Japanese account. I'd really like to be able to play the songs when I'm using my normal US account, since that's where all my stats/progress are. Is that possible? I have the Japanese Future Tone DX physical copy.

 

EDIT: Both have the system set as their primary PS4.

I find that odd. I own some of the dlc on my (digital) japanese version of Future Tone, and play it just fine on my US account. I'll try to look into it



#31138 sjc1279   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   282 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:37 PM

did anyone preorder PS4 version of  Fairy Tail on bestbuy?  I placed order 4 times and it's automatically getting cancelled. 



#31139 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:45 PM

did anyone preorder PS4 version of  Fairy Tail on bestbuy?  I placed order 4 times and it's automatically getting cancelled. 

Does that happen with other order?  Might be your card



#31140 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20114 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:47 AM

Also if people want La-Mulana PS4, amazon has 8 copies left at $45.  Switch version is long gone and I don't see it going any lower