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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#35551 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3881 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:01 AM

I don't game on mobile, but I wasn't expecting Ever Crisis to be so close to the style of psx FFVII.  Hopefully they release it to consoles too like they did with FFXV Pocket.



#35552 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20437 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:07 AM



#35553 nagpo  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:52 AM

I'll be getting crisis core for switch.



#35554 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1687 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 02:00 AM

I will wait and see if Switch version has any issues but it it's a good port I'll go with Switch.



#35555 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11185 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 03:05 AM

PS5 everything for me unless it's a dungeon crawler, than the Switch.



#35556 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1687 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 04:03 AM

I don't have a PS5 yet, maybe I'll have one by the time Rebirth comes out.



#35557 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24693 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 03:38 PM

I really just hope they get rid of that random ass slots thing... I remember a few boss fights in CC where the fights could super long or super short, or super difficult or super easy because of the slots. 

 

PS5 everything for me unless it's a dungeon crawler, than the Switch.

Interesting... can I ask why specifically you like dungeon crawlers on the NS? 

 

I'm still amazed that I can't find a PS5 still. I've signed up for Sony's invite thing multiple times over the past year and Amazon's invite thing recently, and nothing. 



#35558 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38629 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 03:40 PM

I really just hope they get rid of that random ass slots thing... I remember a few boss fights in CC where the fights could super long or super short, or super difficult or super easy because of the slots.

Sorry to disappoint you, but the slots are definitely there in the top-left corner during the gameplay portions of the trailer.



#35559 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11185 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 04:52 PM

I got used to dungeon crawlers portably such as Etrian Odyssey, the Vita ones and before that DS. I just can grind and play better portably. I have played some on the big screen, and it's okay, but for how they usually play, portably when you can is usually my go to. It also helps they're usually not performance heavy games, so the portable systems handle them well.



#35560 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24693 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 06:26 PM

Sorry to disappoint you, but the slots are definitely there in the top-left corner during the gameplay portions of the trailer.

I didn't realize they already have screens and trailer for it, only saw the announcement on my Google feed... sucks it's back. Maybe we'll have the option to turn it off. 



#35561 elessar123  

Posted 17 June 2022 - 08:55 PM

I mostly agree on the portable benefit of dungeon crawlers, but Labyrinth of Refrain is one of the prettier ones. It's also really good for remote play, since nothing is in real time.



#35562 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24693 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 01:00 AM

Question- if I order an in stock item with a preorder at NISA, I know my order won't ship until everything is available but will they charge me for the in stock item now? Or later when it ships with my preorder? 



#35563 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3881 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 01:27 AM

Question- if I order an in stock item with a preorder at NISA, I know my order won't ship until everything is available but will they charge me for the in stock item now? Or later when it ships with my preorder? 

I believe the answer is later at the same time as the preorder.  At least this has been the case so far with a pom plush I ordered.



#35564 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1526 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 03:32 PM

I believe the answer is later at the same time as the preorder. At least this has been the case so far with a pom plush I ordered.


I read this too fast and definitely saw you ordered a porn plush

#35565 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 21 June 2022 - 03:44 PM

Question- if I order an in stock item with a preorder at NISA, I know my order won't ship until everything is available but will they charge me for the in stock item now? Or later when it ships with my preorder? 

I've done that multiple times in the past to get free shipping and they have always charged later. Most recent example was my Disgaea 6 preorder and The Cruel King and the Great Hero :)



#35566 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11185 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 05:08 PM

Visual novel releases:

 

JAST USA released FLOWERS -Le volume sur hiver-. It has a 10% off right now until June 25th. This is the last volume of those games.

 

Steam

 

Forgot to mention Shiravune released Meteor World Actor: Badge & Dagger. This is a sequel to the previous game. The previous game is only available on Johren.

 

Steam

18 + DLC (NSFW)

 

Shiravune also released Icha Icha Steady, which is a fan disk to Study & Steady. This follows just one of the girls. Has a 20% launch discount currently. I liked Study & Steady enough, but it was extremely unstable on my machine. I somehow got it to stop crashing, but there were issues.

 

Johren (NSFW)

 

Also Iffy releasing Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei next week on 06/28/2022. I got my copy pre-ordered. Other than that slow news and not many VN releases. Anime-Expo 2022 will have more announcements from the companies.



#35567 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6241 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 06:56 PM

that trilogy of games.


Hiver is the fourth game, though.

#35568 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11185 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2022 - 08:05 PM

Hiver is the fourth game, though.

Forgot about some since I stopped playing at the 2nd I think. Didn't even wish list the third game. Will hope it goes on sale in Steam's summer sale.



#35569 Twilightsparkle  

Twilightsparkle

Posted 23 June 2022 - 01:08 PM

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival has a release date from Bandai - 9/23/22.  It will have a NA physical release, but probably only Bandai’s own store.  Shipping is showing as 8.99.  This will also have a music pass with over 500 songs.

https://store.bandai...hythm-festival/

 

The Bandai store also has a drum controller up for preorder.  https://store.bandai...rum-controller/



#35570 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1500 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

BoxPizzaBox

Posted 23 June 2022 - 02:50 PM

I periodically check LRG's Coming Soon section as it seems to update fairly frequently.

 

I see Senran Kagura 2's Double D Edition listed under 3DS for 5 days from now, which is a surprise. I guess they secured a reprint of it:

 

https://limitedrunga...eep-crimson-3ds



#35571 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3881 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 07:17 PM

Summer digital sales are live today across steam and eshop.  I think I'm going to grab eshop first and then wait closer to the July 7 end date to buy steam games.  This gives me a chance to see if/how 3rd party sites undercut the steam sale prices.

For eshop I think I'm grabbing:
$17.99 Legend of Mana
$3.99 Penny-Punching Princess

Also recommend (personally own already):
$7.99 AI: Somnium Files  (multiple platforms)
$9.99 Utawarerumono Mask of Deception (steam)
$9.99 Utawarerumono Mask of Truth (steam)



#35572 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6241 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:13 PM

Square Enix Plans to Create “Story-Focused” NFTs

#35573 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11185 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2022 - 11:56 PM

JAST USA having their games on sale on their storefront as well as Steam. It goes on until July 7th.

 

JAST USA (NSFW)

 

Mangagamer summer sale on Steam and their site. Here is the listing of all their games and discounts.

 

Mangagamer (NSFW)

 

Denpasoft summer sale on their site as well for about the same length as the others.

 

Denpasoft (NSFW)

 

Johren summer sale as well. I've played most of these so any questions shoot.

 

Johren (NSFW)

 

If anyone has questions for some niche games I'll answer If I've played them.

 

Also Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Remastered is coming out 07/21/2022. It's an alternate story that takes place at a similar time to Muv-Luv Alternative.

 

Steam



#35574 FlawlesslyFatal  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted 24 June 2022 - 12:01 AM

Metal Max Xeno getting delisted from PSN

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#35575 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24693 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2022 - 01:33 AM

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival has a release date from Bandai - 9/23/22.  It will have a NA physical release, but probably only Bandai’s own store.  Shipping is showing as 8.99.  This will also have a music pass with over 500 songs.

https://store.bandai...hythm-festival/

 

The Bandai store also has a drum controller up for preorder.  https://store.bandai...rum-controller/

Hm... do I get this or not? I really don't want it since I had my fun with the PS2 version but seems like a cool item to have. 

 

Why do I get the feeling that FF7 Remake part 3 is gonna be an NFT game or some kind..? 



#35576 elessar123  

Posted 24 June 2022 - 06:49 AM

Hm... do I get this or not? I really don't want it since I had my fun with the PS2 version but seems like a cool item to have.

The Switch drum is not very responsive, if that helps your decision at all. The PS4 one was better, so I don't know how they mucked it up.
 



#35577 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4121 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2022 - 04:50 PM

The Switch drum is not very responsive, if that helps your decision at all. The PS4 one was better, so I don't know how they mucked it up.
 

Just shooting in the dark here but have you tried updating the drum controller?  Or is it the kind of thing that doesn't get updates like the joycons and pro controller do?



#35578 Twilightsparkle  

Twilightsparkle

Posted 24 June 2022 - 07:21 PM

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival has a release date from Bandai - 9/23/22.  It will have a NA physical release, but probably only Bandai’s own store.  Shipping is showing as 8.99.  This will also have a music pass with over 500 songs.

https://store.bandai...hythm-festival/

 

The Bandai store also has a drum controller up for preorder.  https://store.bandai...rum-controller/

Lo, I was wrong, Best Buy just put up a listing,  So hopefully others will too and you can not pay the outrageous Bandai shipping.



#35579 elessar123  

Posted 24 June 2022 - 07:49 PM

Just shooting in the dark here but have you tried updating the drum controller?  Or is it the kind of thing that doesn't get updates like the joycons and pro controller do?

Mmm, I'm not sure you can update it, but I've also never tried.



#35580 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4121 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:13 PM

Mmm, I'm not sure you can update it, but I've also never tried.

Looking more into this ... I found this mod for the controller which fixes the sensitivity (YMMV).