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#32251 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10333 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2021 - 08:48 PM

Link to the Past is still likely my favorite. I hope for all the BOTW talk it's pretty cool. I'm starting it tonight haha.



#32252 Tothoro  

Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:17 PM

Some news today now that everyone's waking up from the holidays:

 

https://noisypixel.n...a-january-2022/

 

Not much niche in here, but Ghostwire Tokyo (Evil Within devs' new game) is slated for October.

 

https://noisypixel.n...-soldier-japan/

 

Also some news about whatever's next for FF7R. I normally wouldn't think of trademarks as news, but this is the first thing related to "Part Two" that I can remember.



#32253 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10333 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:43 PM

Something tells me PS5's second year is going to match PS4's second year with a bigger game to start the year, such as Infamous: Second Son, and likely Ratchet and Clank for the PS5. I believe Bloodborne was near the end of the that year, but I remember it just being a bit devoid of releases. We'll see for the PS5, but it feels like that already for me anyway. I have a backlog a million miles long, so I don't mind.



#32254 super1upqueen   Shinobi Student CAG Veteran   173 Posts   Joined 0.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 12:11 AM

Some news today now that everyone's waking up from the holidays:

 

https://noisypixel.n...a-january-2022/

 

Not much niche in here, but Ghostwire Tokyo (Evil Within devs' new game) is slated for October.

 

https://noisypixel.n...-soldier-japan/

 

Also some news about whatever's next for FF7R. I normally wouldn't think of trademarks as news, but this is the first thing related to "Part Two" that I can remember.

I'm really really hoping "Ever Crisis" has something to do with Crisis Core. I don't care if they completely redesign Genesis to get around paying Gackt, just rerelease that damn game already. It expanded on not only Zack (one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters), but also Sephiroth, turning the latter into a genuinely sympathetic character. And, with the direction they may be taking with FFVIIR, people need to learn more about Zack.

 

EDIT: that reminds me, anyone remember that rumor a while back that Crisis Core, Before Crisis, and Dirge of Cerberus were going to be ported to Switch as one package? Maybe that's Ever Crisis. That would be sweet!



#32255 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3429 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:35 PM

Wait there were more than one? What’s this secret Zelda game, how come you’ve been holding out?

You've seriously never heard of Zelda II: The Adventures of Link?  It's on Nintendo Online's NES app.

https://en.wikipedia...venture_of_Link

 

Maybe I missed the /s at the end of your post?



#32256 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5369 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:16 PM

You've seriously never heard of Zelda II: The Adventures of Link? It's on Nintendo Online's NES app.

https://en.wikipedia...venture_of_Link

Maybe I missed the /s at the end of your post?


No, I was actually confusing it with Metroid 2 and was thinking it was on GBO. Just goes to show how memorable Zelda II was for me, I guess.

#32257 dragonx   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   66 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:49 PM

Fun fact: Zelda: A Link To The Past was the inspiration behind Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

 

https://www.gamespot...source=gamefaqs



#32258 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5369 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:55 PM

Fun fact: Zelda: A Link To The Past was the inspiration behind Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

https://www.gamespot...source=gamefaqs


I find it suspect that it was the inspiration—the series had already played with a lot of the same ideas in Simon’s Quest, albeit much less competently—, but I certainly buy it being a really big one. LttP essentially is a metroidvania, just from a top-down perspective and with no platforming. The first time I played a metroidvania (which was neither Metroid nor Castlevania), my own reaction was that it felt a lot like a Zelda game.

#32259 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40129 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:00 PM

BoTW is fine. Got kind of boring. If "Zelda" wasn't in the title people wouldn't still be talking about it.

#32260 elessar123  

Posted 13 January 2021 - 08:22 PM

Pretty much. And if it didn't have Zelda in the title, it probably would have been rated 1-2 points lower.



#32261 elessar123  

Posted 13 January 2021 - 08:26 PM

I finally played the Bravely Default 2 demo cause I was bored. I don't know how I feel about it. I don't remember too much about Bravely Default (did beat), so it felt like a cheaper version of Octopath Traveler (got through most character's chapters and got bored) to me.



#32262 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 06:31 AM

There are some UPPERS items on the Xseed store (You have to hit $49 for free shipping though). An artbook and a 2 disc soundtrack.

 

Wonder if they were planning an LE at some point.

 

Artbook $4.99:

https://store.xseedg...ppers-art-book/

Uppers_AB.png

 

 

Soundtrack $9.99:

https://store.xseedg...ers-soundtrack/

 

UPPERS_Soundtrack_Inside.png



#32263 elessar123  

Posted 14 January 2021 - 07:41 AM

That soundtrack would have been a great Steelbook.



#32264 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2563 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:56 AM

That soundtrack would have been a great Steelbook.

Ha!, I second this.

I also noticed the archival edition of rune factory 4 special has already sold out. That was pretty fast, I don't think it ever went on sale either.

#32265 DtroitPunk  

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:40 PM

Looking for advice on Atelier Ryza 2

I missed out on the LE box.

Thinking I'd prefer the physical copy of the disc and then to buy Season Pass but wondering if that means I will miss out on any items or content that way?

I know if you get the Playstation Store pre-orders you get certain content but no t-shirt bonus for physical...

Any info or advice to help me decide is appreciated.

I will be getting the PS4 version to utilize save wizard, btw.



#32266 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:55 PM

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Some items will be missed out on, I think. The Nostalgic Straw Hat Accessory is a digital pre-order only apparently.

I'm not sure about the digital deluxe edition costumes. I'm unsure if you can buy separately those if you get the physical edition.

The Sonnet of Dawn costume was listed as 'early access to' in the LE images, so I think that will be available for purchase later.

 

I believe the shirts are codes that get emailed with a pre-order shipping, going off assumptions like the Best Buy listing (if you add it to your cart, there is an extra 'included free, pre-order bonus' item added).

So I suppose you *could* pre-order a physical + pre-order the digital Ultimate Edition, redeem the email code bonus for the physical, return the physical, and wait for the sonnet of dawn costume to get everything without effectively buying the game twice.. But still technically buying the game twice.

 

I doubt I'll use all the costumes myself, and I'm only really interested in the black outfits from the DDX, plus the Sonnet of Dawn. So I probably won't pre-order at all, and I'll just wait to see if they offer that outfit outside the Premium Box and then wait for the DDX to go on sale.



#32267 super1upqueen   Shinobi Student CAG Veteran   173 Posts   Joined 0.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 09:38 PM

There are some UPPERS items on the Xseed store (You have to hit $49 for free shipping though). An artbook and a 2 disc soundtrack.

 

Wonder if they were planning an LE at some point.

Oh yeah, they're offloading the stuff they already made for the canceled PS4 physical version. I hope they make some decent money back, that must have been a bit of a financial blow for them. I think I might pick these up if I can find something else I like for the free shipping. Thanks for posting this!



#32268 Miker525  

Posted 15 January 2021 - 01:31 AM

Anyone know how much shipping is without hitting the $50 minimum. Kinda want the uppers stuff

#32269 DtroitPunk  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:43 AM

lu4lihyu70661.jpg

Some items will be missed out on, I think. The Nostalgic Straw Hat Accessory is a digital pre-order only apparently.

I'm not sure about the digital deluxe edition costumes. I'm unsure if you can buy separately those if you get the physical edition.

The Sonnet of Dawn costume was listed as 'early access to' in the LE images, so I think that will be available for purchase later.

 

I believe the shirts are codes that get emailed with a pre-order shipping, going off assumptions like the Best Buy listing (if you add it to your cart, there is an extra 'included free, pre-order bonus' item added).

So I suppose you *could* pre-order a physical + pre-order the digital Ultimate Edition, redeem the email code bonus for the physical, return the physical, and wait for the sonnet of dawn costume to get everything without effectively buying the game twice.. But still technically buying the game twice.

 

I doubt I'll use all the costumes myself, and I'm only really interested in the black outfits from the DDX, plus the Sonnet of Dawn. So I probably won't pre-order at all, and I'll just wait to see if they offer that outfit outside the Premium Box and then wait for the DDX to go on sale.

Where did you find that chart?



#32270 gpn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:43 AM

Anyone know how much shipping is without hitting the $50 minimum. Kinda want the uppers stuff

I ordered the two Uppers items and the two Corpse Party items and shipping was around $9.



#32271 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5369 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2021 - 02:47 AM

Anyone know how much shipping is without hitting the $50 minimum. Kinda want the uppers stuff


There’s a shipping calculator before you check out if you start the process. Ended up being like $7.25 or something for me. I might have gone for it if I had more interest in the actual game.

#32272 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   983 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:11 AM

Where did you find that chart?

/r/Atelier modified the graphic used by Koei Tecmo Europe. The EU premium box is actually being sold directly through a "Koei Tecmo Europe" store (really the same place Idea Factory Europe and NISA Europe ship from) so their graphic included it unlike Koei Tecmo America.

 

The Puni shirt (limited to physical console preorder) and straw hat (digital preorder only) are the two things you have to buy before the 26th. Sonnet of Dawn is listed as "Early Access" on the premium box product page so it might become available later.

 

There's no DDX upgrade pack so you're just making yourself spend another $70 later ($50 for inevitable sales)

 

In theory the early purchase summer outfits should be free to claim on eShop and PSN, but Steam requires a purchase to get DLC for a game (designed to protect people from buying DLC for games they don't have)



#32273 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:05 PM

Yeah, the chart was from Reddit, but obtained via a google image search. I remembered seeing a chart on Koei Tecmo's site at some point so I just search for "Ryza preorder bonus chart" or somesuch.



#32274 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:31 PM

I don't know if they still do, but in the past Xseed would usually throw in a freebie for orders from their merch store too. I got a soundtrack for The Last Story while buying Senran Kagura cards a few years back that way.

 

On that note, I do recommend the 'Special' Senran Kagura cards. :3 That Kagura is great

 

Spoiler


#32275 cloudmd23   Tojo Clan Member CAGiversary!   234 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2021 - 04:38 PM

There's nothing that turns me off from a game more than seeing a Fuck ing preorder chart that looks like that. I didn't realize Koei was becoming Ubisoft now.



#32276 super1upqueen   Shinobi Student CAG Veteran   173 Posts   Joined 0.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:01 PM

I don't know if they still do, but in the past Xseed would usually throw in a freebie for orders from their merch store too. I got a soundtrack for The Last Story while buying Senran Kagura cards a few years back that way.

 

On that note, I do recommend the 'Special' Senran Kagura cards. :3 That Kagura is great

One time, I ordered some Ys art books and collectibles and got a butt-ton of freebies with it: Last Story soundtrack, Akiba's Beat plush, Fate/Extella cards (which encouraged me to buy the game), a Trails in the Sky poster, and some other soundtracks for games I don't even have. It was a really exciting mail day lol

 

When I bought SK Estival Versus, I got the Hanzo art cards, then found out later that XSEED put the other packs up for sale. However, they had already sold out when I learned of it. Fast-forward a couple of years and they just reappeared, so I ordered the five other sets and put all six sets in a Ho-Oh/Lugia portfolio (only the best for my shinobi girls). I'm glad XSEED still has the cards in stock, as they are SO worth the price.

 

When I went to order the Uppers collectibles, I was quoted $7.24 for shipping, making the total $22.22 if I order nothing else. I'm mulling it over, since they'd be cool to have and XSEED is a great company I have no problem giving money to.



#32277 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 09:46 PM

Sorry for all the image spam lately, but I was curious about what the front of the soundtrack looked like as the store page just shows the inside.

 

I found a small look at it in this image on their twitter, it's the leftmost object

 

Spoiler


#32278 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3178 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 10:17 PM

Sorry for all the image spam lately, but I was curious about what the front of the soundtrack looked like as the store page just shows the inside.

 

I found a small look at it in this image on their twitter, it's the leftmost object

 

Spoiler

Looks cool, but I just can't get into buying VG merch.  It takes a lot for me to buy any of it (price aside).  So much of it is just garbage in the end that I'm never going to get much use out of. 

 

The only VG merch I buy is when it just comes stuck with the game.  XSeed games typically come with artbooks and other trinkets, which I buy depending on the title.  That's about it. 

 

That all said, I do appreciate the post, OP.



#32279 DtroitPunk  

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 04:20 AM

I ordered the physical Atelier Ryza 2 from Best Buy. 

Now, I really wonder if the T-Shirt DLC will be sent by email and be redeemable without opening the game?



#32280 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1269 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 04:58 AM

Won't know for sure until it happens, but it *seems* like it in my worthless opinion. Mostly because they indicate it's a bonus for pre-orders from "select retailers" which makes me guess it isn't a first print code in the box situation.. But yeah no official confirmation one way or the other.