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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#32731 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1327 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2021 - 08:55 PM

I totally thought the Akiba's Trip Hellbound & Debriefed was a remaster of Undead & Undressed. But apparently Undead & Undressed was actually Akiba's Trip 2 in Japan and this is a remaster of the first game (We never got?) That's neat.



#32732 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 21 March 2021 - 10:04 PM

How does Dante work if Raidou is still in the game? lol 

From the Steam DLC page "Adds a mode where Raidou Kuzunoha is replaced by none other than Dante of Devil May Cry fame. *You can only select this mode when starting a new game."

 

Basically sounds like you're picking which version of the game you want to play when making a new file.



#32733 elessar123  

Posted 23 March 2021 - 08:17 PM

Square Enix just put up the 3.0 hoodie for 350 reward points. Hefty, considering steelbooks are 30 points and last year's hoodie was 75 points.



#32734 Johnny365   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:02 AM

Mad Rat Dead (Switch) is $39.99 at Walmart.com.

 

Only 7 left!

 

https://www.walmart....witch/659256131



#32735 shosaisyu   Waster of Monies CAGiversary!   261 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

shosaisyu

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:05 AM

Square Enix just put up the 3.0 hoodie for 350 reward points. Hefty, considering steelbooks are 30 points and last year's hoodie was 75 points.

 

Makes sense, they're probably trying to get people to rewards point dump because they never release any new rewards ever and people are probably sitting onhuge stashes. I know I am.



#32736 Pikagreg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1799 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:34 AM

Mad Rat Dead (Switch) is $39.99 at Walmart.com.

 

Only 7 left!

 

https://www.walmart....witch/659256131

Never heard of this but I like rhythm games so sure lol 



#32737 Johnny365   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 02:37 AM

Sold out!



#32738 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13432 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 03:02 PM

For those still looking for Mad Rat Dead (Switch), Bull Moose still has copies in stock for $37.99 plus free shipping.  Its the last major retailer I know of that has it in stock and at a decent price.



#32739 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:29 PM

For those still looking for Mad Rat Dead (Switch), Bull Moose still has copies in stock for $37.99 plus free shipping. Its the last major retailer I know of that has it in stock and at a decent price.


I want to know how someone ended up with that name. Does it at least sound better in natural Japanese?

#32740 Tothoro  

Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:42 PM

I want to know how someone ended up with that name. Does it at least sound better in natural Japanese?

A little. The romanji of the Japanese title is "Maddo Ratto Deddo" so they've got the slant-rhyme thing going for them, but the words "Mad", "Rat", and "Dead" in sequence still aren't exactly prime marketing material.

 

I saw it on a few "Best of 2020 lists" from sources I tend to have similar tastes to, though, so it's relatively high on my to-play list regardless.



#32741 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   6323 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 25 March 2021 - 03:28 AM

I don't think I'll ever sell off any of my niche Japanese physical games again. There are some that I got rid of years ago and want to rebuy but the prices are insane. I don't know if it is because of the Covid bubble or if it's because they're scarce now and physical games don't get high print runs anymore so this might be the norm.

Definitely low prints for some. Mostly Nisa and Atlus stuff and anything older fire emblem wise. Especially switch releases since they seem to be getting weirdly smaller prints yet are the more vied for versions due to the portability. Fairy tail and atelier ryza 1 both shot up past msrp.

 

I've waffled with the decision to sell the .hack games and fire emblem path of radiance quite a bit over the last few months since fire emblem alone hit over 350 which is a crap ton of money for an old videogame. I think at one point it was even going close to 400-500 for complete copies and 600-700 new. 



#32742 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20334 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:28 AM

I mean I feel dumb for selling my new Xenoblade 2 CE last year.  The price has at least double now.



#32743 SInX4Lyfe   4.23.12 CAGiversary!   1212 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:34 AM

I mean I feel dumb for selling my new Xenoblade 2 CE last year.  The price has at least double now.

I just payed crazy price for the CE version a day or two ago. $205? I think. Complete...

 

Also the Torna version is crazy expensive as well just got a new copy off of Amazon from third party for $125.



#32744 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10559 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:22 PM

Nintendo LEs tend to hold their value for sure and go up. They are good investments if that's what you tend to do. I'm still going to sell my niche games I consider lesser even if they may go up in value. Do I really care if these Iffy PS4 games go up in price? Not really and while I've enjoyed enough Dragon Star Varnir, other than the extremely annoying grind fest that is the devour sub game, I'm probably not going to miss Omega Quintet or Dark Rose Valkyrie. Frankly those games are not terrible, but quite boring without a decent story so far.



#32745 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9629 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:27 PM

At the same time, most premium games don't even get that expensive on the video game collector's market when compared to other hobbies and collectables.  All of those PS1 jrpgs that many of us like to collect are like $50-$150 still and that's nothing.  Compare that to like guns, art posters, or even Pokemon cards.   Video games are still easily purchasable for the most part.  And if you want to subsidize buying old premium games with the sales of new collectors items then you can easily do so.  You just have to be able to identify the right items to pre-order. 



#32746 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24076 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:31 PM

I mean I feel dumb for selling my new Xenoblade 2 CE last year.  The price has at least double now.

So... what exactly is going on? Standard Xenoblade 2 copies are going for like nearly $100, Torna going for over $100. Is this bc of Pyra/Mythra being added in Smash? 



#32747 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20334 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:35 PM

So... what exactly is going on? Standard Xenoblade 2 copies are going for like nearly $100, Torna going for over $100. Is this bc of Pyra/Mythra being added in Smash? 

In Japan yes.  

 

https://screenrant.c...s-announcement/



#32748 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:15 PM

Decided to check out the prices of some of my games after the PS store shutdown rumor.  Might sell my new Devil Summoner 2 LE sometime.



#32749 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1989 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2021 - 10:42 PM

So this is kinda out of left field, but for those who’ve played it, what’s your favorite iteration/clone of soukoban? If you aren’t familiar with it under that title (it’s gone under several different titles in the west), it’s that super old school puzzle game where you’re pushing boxes to predetermined goal points. Used to play it on Game Boy when I was really young and I’ve been in the mood to play again. Retro or modern doesn’t matter.

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There are a series of cheap hentai games on steam like this.

https://store.steamp...9090/Seek_Girl/



#32750 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5587 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 12:01 AM

There are a series of cheap hentai games on steam like this.
https://store.steamp...9090/Seek_Girl/


Not quite what I had in mind, but good to know. Think I’ll stick to the nudie Qix knockoffs for unnecessarily eroticized classic gaming, though.

#32751 Johnny365   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 March 2021 - 01:53 AM

Decided to check out the prices of some of my games after the PS store shutdown rumor.  Might sell my new Devil Summoner 2 LE sometime.

Why? I still have mine sealed with the plushie.



#32752 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8839 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 26 March 2021 - 10:20 PM

It’s Ys IX worth $70 or should I just hold my Switch preorder? Looking for something to play on my PS5.

#32753 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4372 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2021 - 01:20 AM

It’s Ys IX worth $70 or should I just hold my Switch preorder? Looking for something to play on my PS5.

 

It likes to go up and down on Amazon for some reason, just wait till it's regular price. Or get it used from Gamestop for $54.99.



#32754 toska  

Posted 27 March 2021 - 12:33 PM

its back at 60



#32755 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8839 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 27 March 2021 - 02:26 PM

its back at 60


Thanks ordered it.

#32756 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1025 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 27 March 2021 - 04:34 PM

My Best Buy copy of Balan Wonderworld is delayed. No idea why or when. I seem to recall it had mediocre previews anyway though.

#32757 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1008 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2021 - 05:34 PM

My Best Buy copy of Balan Wonderworld is delayed. No idea why or when. I seem to recall it had mediocre previews anyway though.

I happened to catch a stream of youtuber Dunkey playing it. Personally I would wait for a sale.



#32758 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20334 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2021 - 11:43 PM

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It is basically HD version of a Dreamcast/PS2 era 3D platformer, a type of games that was popular 20 years ago.



#32759 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1008 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 02:51 AM

 

Blue Reflection Second Light announced.

 

There's also a Japan only Mobile/PC game

 

Also an anime.



#32760 nagpo  

Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:01 AM

Some rumors say the sequel may not be developed by Gust