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#31741 akgamerx  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 03:06 AM

Crazy, that Ryza 2 Switch Ripoff edition sold out in 1 day.



#31742 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1830 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 03:52 AM

Crazy, that Ryza 2 Switch Ripoff edition sold out in 1 day.

Wow, I expected Switch would sold out but wasn't expect under 24 hours.

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#31743 super1upqueen  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:07 AM

Daaaaamn, I'm shocked Ryza 2 on Switch sold out so fast. I figured $120 would be a bit too rich for most people.

 

Was the first Ryza censored?

Not that I know of, which made people have hope that Fairy Tail would be fine. But, after the Fairy Tail nonsense, I worry for Ryza 2.



#31744 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:37 AM

Daaaaamn, I'm shocked Ryza 2 on Switch sold out so fast. I figured $120 would be a bit too rich for most people.

 

Not that I know of, which made people have hope that Fairy Tail would be fine. But, after the Fairy Tail nonsense, I worry for Ryza 2.

Thanks for the info :)

 

Also, out of curiosity I checked the PS4 version and it's also sold out! I wonder if using imports meant that they just had a very limited stock of what was left over from the original production run and just had a single stock for both versions...



#31745 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1830 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:42 AM

Thanks for the info :)

Also, out of curiosity I checked the PS4 version and it's also sold out! I wonder if using imports meant that they just had a very limited stock of what was left over from the original production run and just had a single stock for both versions...

Wow, either more FOMO or it's a really small print

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#31746 super1upqueen  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:46 AM

Thanks for the info :)

 

Also, out of curiosity I checked the PS4 version and it's also sold out! I wonder if using imports meant that they just had a very limited stock of what was left over from the original production run and just had a single stock for both versions...

Holy crap, you're right. I checked the PS4 version a half an hour ago and it still had over 50% in stock. Not having too much stock due to it just being Japan's leftovers is a good theory. I also wonder if they're worried the game won't sell well, so they're doing a lower print, but the first game sold really well so I don't know. I think I'll go to Gamestop tomorrow and pre-order my standard copy, just to make sure I get one. Low print + Puni t-shirts = instant pre-order.



#31747 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:41 AM

You can do the shopping cart trick on the European store to see how many copies they have left. There's 99 of Switch, PS4, and Steam left that can be exported. 

 

It's also sounding like a physical PS4/Switch copy is going to be necessary for the Puni t-shirts. The Japanese marketing for the Steam version doesn't seem to mention them (their own PS4/Switch Puni shirts being a Gust Online Store exclusive) Only the early purchase summer outfits that people have their panties in a wad over them hiding Seri behind another character in the American ESRB marketing.



#31748 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 07:24 AM

What's the deal with these Puni shirts? (besides the visual of course)



#31749 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37738 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 01:26 PM

Hooray, FFIX is getting a physical Switch release in Asia (likely meaning it'll have English support like the FFVII + VIII double pack):

 

https://nintendoever...pening-in-asia/

 

...That boxart is trash, though.

 

Spoiler

 

Logo-only on a white background. That's all you had to do, Squeenix.



#31750 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1247 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 01:59 PM

Was the first Ryza censored?

I think most of the questions about if Ryza 2 would be is because a Japanese trailer showed up with some changes, then they came out after that and said there wouldn't be any censorship despite it.

 

https://www.silicone...-outside-japan/



#31751 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1247 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 02:35 PM

https://www.silicone...ctober-21-2020/

 

Reminder to this thread that PS3, PSP, Vita support is disappearing from the web store soon, with mobile following about a week later.

 

This is especially important for Vita, because the Vita store when accessed from the device itself doesn't show all the content in its alphabetical lists, doesn't always return results in searches, etc.

 

Your download list will still work, but the Vita download list is a list of *all* playstation store content, not just Vita. So you'll have to scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll until you get to the game you want. Then if you tap download, you have to return to the TOP of the list. This is a nightmare, especially for a game with some DLC. You scroll forever, tap download, get returned to the top, scroll forever gain, tap download for one item, repeat. Think Valkyrie Drive / Senran Kagura and how many different DLC items there are for hair, accessories, underwear, etc. If you wanted to install everything, it's very, very tedious.

 

I mostly kept a PS3 plugged in through the Vita gen and also downloaded everything to a PS3 whenever I bought it, but I'll be going through and checking it this weekend.. I also don't feel great about the longevity of a PS3 going forward so I'm also going to probably download every Vita game / DLC that isn't already on my device and back it up using QCMA (open source content manager program for Vita, that works with the built in Content Manager application on the Vita). Note that for those sealed games you never got around to, but had some free DLC you grabbed - the DLC installs into the game file I believe (not 100% sure on this, need to check), so unless you crack open the game, install the DLC, then back that up in QCMA you'll be missing the little DLC extras. You can queue them to a PS3 though.

 

Navigating the download list on the playstationstore website is also a bit rough. I highly recommend the PSDLE browser extension. It can give you one big, long list that you can browse and filter by PS4/PS3/PSP and whether you want PS+ included (another annoying thing about the download list on Vita is that if your PS+ ever expires, then you renew *ALL* those PS+ games get put at the top of the list).

 

You can also export your whole download list to a text file to keep track of what you own. If the PlaystationStore is removing the ability to browse your download list, PSDLE probably won't work after the update too. I'd recommend just saving a text file in case you ever want to reference. Worst case you can go through the download list on the vita itself and grab something you forgot later, and if you save the list in the default (date) order, it'll be in the same order as your download list. So if you were to scroll quickly, wait for the tiles to load, you could tell if you were before/after whatever you're looking for in this hypothetical if that makes sense..

 

PSDLE:

https://repod.github.io/psdle/

https://chrome.googl...gndcnmhii?hl=en

 

 

You can click on individual items in PSDLE and then click the Vita or PS3 button to queue downloads to your devices, but keep in mind that these devices have limits on how many they can have in their queue. PSDLE won't tell you if you queue too many, but if you go to the official download queue on the playstation store website under your account, you can see if you put too many and if some failed for that reason - you can also press retry here.

Edit: Sony possibly removed the download list/queue links under where you click your profile image on the browser store. Direct link still works, for now:

download list: https://store.playst...s/download/list

download queue: https://store.playst.../download/queue

 

Anyway, plan of attack for me is:

1. Queue PS3/Vita stuff to PS3 since I don't have much to do there.

2. Save off PSDLE export for future reference of all PS3/PSVita/PSP content.

3. Browse all Vita content in PSDLE (either by date or alphabetically)

4. Whenever I encounter a game, also go grab all its DLC as in a few cases (Hatsune Miku Project Diva X for example) the DLC may not be alphabetically in the same place.

5. After queueing the downloads to Vita for the game + DLC (you can force it to grab it by restarting your Vita, same for PS3, if it isn't picking up the download from the web), install the DLC items

6. Back up the game with QCMA to a PC drive for safe keeping.

 

Then if I ever want to play something that wasn't installed/didn't fit on my memory card in the future, I could check what I should have for it - via the PSDLE export/backloggery/whatever, then just go grab it through content manager on my PC.

 

 

It's also a good time to grab any Vita / PS3 games you might've had your eye on. The PS3 store generally shows everything it has, at least, but it is slow. For Vita, as mentioned above, the store is awful and doesn't show everything. So if you really want something, the next few days may be the time to get it.

 

 

Edit 2: Final Notes after completion:

 

I've finished going through it myself, thought I'd share what I learned.

The Vita seems to only be able to handle queueing for install 14 items at a time. The rest will result in 'could not download messages'. These messages will populate first before the ones that can download. So if you queue 50 things and just see failure after failure, that's what's happening. After you install the 14, press 'retry' on the queue for the failed items, and restart the Vita + wait a few minutes for it to pull in from the queue again you'll get 14 more.'

 

PS3 is pretty similar. The limit is a lot higher, you may need to go back and press 'retry' and power cycle the PS3 several times to get through huge queues.

 

HIGHLY recommend making sure the "WiFi in Power Save" option is disabled under power save settings.

This setting is very counterintuitive. It SOUNDS like it means, "use WiFi while in sleep/power save mode". That's not what it does. What it actually does is "run WiFi in a mode that saves power". You can get worse performance on your downloads if you have this set.

 

That's about it.. It was a huge pain in the butt. Popping in cartridges/downloading digital games, downloading DLC 14 at a time.. Installing them, restart, get 14 more, repeat until done, and then copy over to PC. But it's done and it feels good to have a backup.

 

Valkyrie Drive Bikini Party Edition, Cross Edge, Mugen Souls, Mugen Souls Z, and the PS3 agarest games were the worst. They had SO freaking much free DLC I wanted to grab and download just to have.

 

At the very end, literally as I was writing this post and wanted to just transfer over a couple of Vita PS+ titles that I figured "may as well" - content manager freaked out on me. It wouldn't connect. I reconnected my cable, and when I did it said I had no content on my PC. Somehow EVERYTHING was wiped, after about two days spent doing this. Thankfully.. I have a 64GB card and -most- things were on there still, so all I have to do is copy again.

I think what happened is that the official content manager application opened at some point and QCMA fought with it.. I have no idea. I only have to download a few games again, but be careful. Before you delete something, or switch memory cards, you may want to make a manual backup of what QCMA stored just in case. But other than this one weird hiccup, it was smooth sailing for me. Just tedious.



#31752 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 03:24 PM

I think most of the questions about if Ryza 2 would be is because a Japanese trailer showed up with some changes, then they came out after that and said there wouldn't be any censorship despite it.

 

https://www.silicone...-outside-japan/

The ESRB trailer had a (post-production) smear over a scene where a character's skirt flipped up and rearranged characters in an outfit DLC advertisement to cover the character's butt. The same trailer for PEGI/Europe and Taiwan did not. This is the same ESRB that wouldn't let Smash advertise they have characters from Assassin's Creed or No More Heroes, instead saying Smash x Altair and  Smash x Travis on the screens they usually have a game logo.

 

PEGI

ESRB



#31753 nagpo  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 06:34 PM

Hooray, FFIX is getting a physical Switch release in Asia (likely meaning it'll have English support like the FFVII + VIII double pack):

 

https://nintendoever...pening-in-asia/

 

...That boxart is trash, though.

 

Spoiler

 

Logo-only on a white background. That's all you had to do, Squeenix.

hell yeah. my ff7 and 8 combo is arriving today actually. i didn't like FF once it hit 10 so these classic ones are great for the switch collection



#31754 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 07:32 PM

If you just want the Premium Box stuff, there's still about 90 of each SKU on the Koei Tecmo Europe store for Ryza 2 preorders for export

 

The Steam version probably is a worldwide key but you'll likely need a EU account for the PS4/Switch DLC included.

 

https://shop.koeitec...ition-pre-order



#31755 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:04 PM

NA copies of Ryza LE restocked.



#31756 elessar123  

Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:07 PM

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Limited Edition has a small restock!



#31757 podunk320   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   327 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:48 PM

NA copies of Ryza LE restocked.

Wait.......restocked????? Im sorry when did this sell out? I must be out of the loop because I never got an email from them that their supply was at 50%, or 25% or 10% like they usually send out. And when I got their email today about "restocked", I thought it was a typo lol



#31758 Vinn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 12:00 AM

Ryza 1 CE was the last straw for me on getting the CE ver. of the Atelier series.  I have basically gotten almost all the Atelier CEs since Escha and Logy but the CE have gotten skimpier and more expensive.  When Ryza 1 CE was up I looked at what I was getting for $100 compared to what I got for the Date a Live CE for $85.  I just ordered a standard edition from Best Buy after that. 



#31759 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23625 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 01:54 AM

Hooray, FFIX is getting a physical Switch release in Asia (likely meaning it'll have English support like the FFVII + VIII double pack):

 

https://nintendoever...pening-in-asia/

 

...That boxart is trash, though.

 

Spoiler

 

Logo-only on a white background. That's all you had to do, Squeenix.

I was about to post that FFVII and FFVIII are also being released in the Europe... long after they've been available in Asia. Don't get why they don't just release FFIX in Europe too. 



#31760 Tothoro  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 01:57 AM

I was about to post that FFVII and FFVIII are also being released in the Europe... long after they've been available in Asia. Don't get why they don't just release FFIX in Europe too. 

Gotta get those double-dippers. I'm sure some people will even buy it three times if an ESRB release comes later.



#31761 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 04:21 AM

Ryza 1 CE was the last straw for me on getting the CE ver. of the Atelier series.  I have basically gotten almost all the Atelier CEs since Escha and Logy but the CE have gotten skimpier and more expensive.  When Ryza 1 CE was up I looked at what I was getting for $100 compared to what I got for the Date a Live CE for $85.  I just ordered a standard edition from Best Buy after that. 

The last couple have been essentially the Japanese "Premium Box" which was the low tier LE available in Japan. Beforehand they would swap out some more Japanese things like the clear file and translate the art book but now that's not even happening.



#31762 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23625 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:43 AM

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This post was insanely helpful- I wish I knew about this before. Is the idea behind this list that I could easily use to manually search for something I downloaded in the future? 

 

I can't remember the last time I accessed the PS store on my Vita or PS3 but I do know I got quite a few PS+ games and free themes/avatars that I might want to check out in 20 years for no reason or something... 

 

Pretty cool to see my download history... my first PS+ store download was... the Iron Man demo in 2008?:-? 



#31763 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1247 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:25 AM

This post was insanely helpful- I wish I knew about this before. Is the idea behind this list that I could easily use to manually search for something I downloaded in the future? 

 

I can't remember the last time I accessed the PS store on my Vita or PS3 but I do know I got quite a few PS+ games and free themes/avatars that I might want to check out in 20 years for no reason or something... 

 

Pretty cool to see my download history... my first PS+ store download was... the Iron Man demo in 2008? :-? 

Yeah, that and you can use it to queue downloads. I'm not sure about PS3, but Vita's download list is chronological and doesn't exclude purchases from other systems. If you really needed to, you could at least figure out where in your download list something if you needed to go back and grab it.

 

If you click on an item in the list from PSDLE you can also queue it to download on PS3/Vita. I don't think the download queues are sticking around after the store update, but you can use it now to download some stuff. Download queues are finnicky, but usually if you restart your system and give it a couple of minutes it'll grab what you stuck in the queue. You can look at the queue here. In my experience Vita stuff doesn't usually remove itself once it finishes for some reason, and the Vita can only have 14 "waiting to install.." DLC items before it starts failing downloads for other stuff.. So you have to install those, queue 14 more, restart, repeat...

 

A lot of old PS3 stuff worked by having both a 'demo' and a 'full game unlock' of some kind. So if it was a PS+ game, maybe an unlock key is your next item in the list.

 

Something weird happened at the end of my mass download, install, copying to PC through QCMA. I was basically done, but decided to back up a few PS+ games I was on the fence about. Somehow, at the very end everything I had copied to my PC got wiped. Still not 100% sure how, but thankfully almost everything was still on my 64GB memory card so I just have to copy it again. The cable on my Vita doesn't pick up a connection if it isn't super tightly inserted sometimes, so my best guess is that it came loose for a second, and reconnected. This reconnection caused the official Sony Content Manager Assistant program to launch. I'm guessing they were fighting or something, and the result was all my stuff disappearing. So yeah, after big steps you may want to make a manual backup of the files on PC. I also copied everything to PS3 that I downloaded to Vita, so it's there too at least. It was about two days (plus lots of WoW classic/videos while waiting on the longer progress bars) of popping in cartridges, downloading, installing, restarting, downloading 14 more DLC items, repeat forever, and backing up to PC so it freaked me the heck out when it all vanished.



#31764 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1247 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:39 AM

My first PSN download ever was the Wipeout Pulse demo in 2009 - I remember I bought a PSP when DJMAX Fever came out, so that may have been my first physical game, excluding a pack-in Ratchet and Clank I think.

 

First PSN purchase was Um Jammer Lammy in 2010

 

First PS3 download was Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 demo.

 

My first Vita download was.. Facebook. ._. 



#31765 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1830 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 06:40 PM

KT announced today Atelier Ryza 2 will not have PS5 physical copies, the plan to release only in Japan has been scrapped.

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#31766 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2977 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 07:52 PM

I was about to post that FFVII and FFVIII are also being released in the Europe... long after they've been available in Asia. Don't get why they don't just release FFIX in Europe too.


Want the PS4 version. Anyone know if Square is the only one selling the Euro release? Presume not as their page makes no mention of exclusivity.

Yeah, hope PS4 gets an FF9 physical release, too. Would make sense.

#31767 cloudmd23   Tojo Clan Member CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

Want the PS4 version. Anyone know if Square is the only one selling the Euro release? Presume not as their page makes no mention of exclusivity.

Yeah, hope PS4 gets an FF9 physical release, too. Would make sense.

Play Asia has it, I know.



#31768 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8759 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 04:27 PM

Has anyone here played Moero Crystal H on Switch? I started Moero Chronicles on Steam, and I'm kinda enjoying it but holy heck I'm getting tired of the battles every 2 steps. Was curious if Crystal H managed to make the random battle rate a bit less than Chronicle.



#31769 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5666 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted Today, 02:43 AM

Neat my neighbor totoro bluray steelbook limited edition came today in the mail. I've never seen it before outside a clip here or there on the internet and bobs burgers.

 

Oh heads up fairy tail and is it wrong to get boobs rubbed in your face in a dungeon are on sale on gamefly for 24.99. 



#31770 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3580 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 03:58 AM

My Neighbor Totoro is one of my favorite video games of all time. It's right up there in my top 10 with sock-'em-boppers and the-cum-jar-formerly-known-as-play-'doh.