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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#36271 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 01:51 AM

Bought Fire Emblem Three Hopes. I already owned Valkyire and Star Ocean, and I'm waiting till Diofield gets cheaper on PC (Just because the controls would be much better on PC I'm assuming since it's a RTS/RPG Hybrid).

All of these $30-40 Square Enix and Sega published games are going to continue to fall.  I wouldn't play them right away so I'm pretty much waiting on all of them. SE in particular seems to have pushed out a ton of titles in the past few months.

Three Hopes is also part of the AWD 20% discount.. so I'm going to give it a try for $23. Also grabbed :switch: Digimon Survive with GS certificates.  Hopefully the performance is bearable on nsw?

Happy Thanksgiving to all cags!



#36272 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:05 AM

Digimon survive is a visual novel / srpg. It'll run fine on the switch since it's barely low grade disgaea ps2 level at most.

I played it entirely in handheld mode Fwiw.

#36273 spoderman  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:29 AM

All of these $30-40 Square Enix and Sega published games are going to continue to fall.  I wouldn't play them right away so I'm pretty much waiting on all of them. SE in particular seems to have pushed out a ton of titles in the past few months.

Yeah they'll be down to $20 in 3 months probably.



#36274 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:45 AM

I'm wondering if people can vouch for the quality of titles like Harvestella, TO Reborn, and Star Ocean.

I recently finished Somnium Files: Nirvana Initiative. 

 
I also recently used the FFIX Moguri Mod on steam deck and really recommend that (without the music changes).



#36275 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25052 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:55 AM

I'm wondering if people can vouch for the quality of titles like Harvestella, TO Reborn, and Star Ocean.

I recently finished Somnium Files: Nirvana Initiative.

I also recently used the FFIX Moguri Mod on steam deck and really recommend that (without the music changes).


Can't speak on the Remake but I played the TO on the PSP and if you liked FF Tactics, you'll enjoy TO.

#36276 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8294 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 04:02 AM

Final Fantasy 35th anniversary celebration is next month. We could see Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster or even Final Fantasy IX Remake.

#36277 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2173 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 04:45 AM

Final Fantasy 35th anniversary celebration is next month. We could see Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster or even Final Fantasy IX Remake.

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#36278 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25052 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 05:11 AM

Final Fantasy 35th anniversary celebration is next month. We could see Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster or even Final Fantasy IX Remake.



We will get Final Fantasy Tactics and IX... NFTs.

#36279 elessar123  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 08:00 AM

...and I'm waiting till Diofield gets cheaper on PC (Just because the controls would be much better on PC I'm assuming since it's a RTS/RPG Hybrid).

I didn't like the controls a whole lot on console, so I tried the demo on PC. It's somehow worse.

 

That said, I finished it, and sort of enjoyed it, but it felt like it never reached any of its potential. Play the demo if you're interested. If you enjoy it, the rest of the game isn't actually any different. It doesn't get any deeper on any aspects.
 



#36280 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:31 PM

UTAWARERUMONO : MASK OF TRUTH ps4 launch edition is getting a reprint at vgp and will be on sale for 14.99 cad today. They didn't mention in the email but the vita version was also reprinted and is currently 49.99 cad. Not sure if it will get the price reduced once the sale begins. 



#36281 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20517 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:54 PM

UTAWARERUMONO : MASK OF TRUTH ps4 launch edition is getting a reprint at vgp and will be on sale for 14.99 cad today. They didn't mention in the email but the vita version was also reprinted and is currently 49.99 cad. Not sure if it will get the price reduced once the sale begins. 

On Twitter they said Vita version will not be on sale.  Also I think this is more leftover stock instead of reprint as Altus does not have the license any more.



#36282 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20517 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 02:55 PM

on a related note Utawarerumono spin off announced

 

https://www.gematsu....-for-ps4-switch



#36283 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25052 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:05 PM

UTAWARERUMONO : MASK OF TRUTH ps4 launch edition is getting a reprint at vgp and will be on sale for 14.99 cad today. They didn't mention in the email but the vita version was also reprinted and is currently 49.99 cad. Not sure if it will get the price reduced once the sale begins.


Seems kind of disengenious to reprint a "launch" edition... also I thought Vita game production was cut-off like a year or two ago?

#36284 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:40 PM

On Twitter they said Vita version will not be on sale.  Also I think this is more leftover stock instead of reprint as Altus does not have the license any more.

That would make sense but I have to wonder if these are like on a palette in the back of the warehouse buried on the top shelf or something that they keep finding these launch editions years after stock had dried up. 



#36285 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 03:42 PM

on a related note Utawarerumono spin off announced

 

https://www.gematsu....-for-ps4-switch

Meh.  I like Nosuri well enough but she's not a strong enough character to carry something on her own.  It would give a chance for her and her brother Ougi to get more development though.  Also another prequel so anything that happens during this side timeline stuff is whatever. 

 

inb4 ougi is the culprit or something in every case. 



#36286 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2173 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 04:01 PM

I went ahead and bought the $17 PS4 version of Digimon Survive and got the slowest shipping option (for Amazon bucks!) just in case the Switch version becomes available at that price.  I would order that and then cancel the PS4.

The saving grace is that I can remote play the PS4 version on my Steam Deck or forthcoming Retroid Pocket 3+.

 

EDIT:  Banger deal on Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe from Play-Asia, $80



#36287 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11350 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 05:08 PM

There are other BF Play-Asia deals like Dead or Alive Beach Scarlet Switch and Grandia HD Switch for 10 bucks off. Not amazing but they're there.



#36288 ǝ˥ǝuoʌ   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   335 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

ǝ˥ǝuoʌ

Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:11 PM

Gamestop has Disgaea 6 Complete PS5 for $19.99 on clearance. Also found My Hero One's Justice 2 PS4 for under $10. Both still in sealed plastic.

 

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#36289 Twilightsparkle  

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:11 PM

How is Eiyuden Chronicle Rising?  It’s on sale for 2.99 in the eshop but don’t want to buy it if it’s something I’ll drop after an hour.  



#36290 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   2614 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:39 PM

How is Eiyuden Chronicle Rising?  It’s on sale for 2.99 in the eshop but don’t want to buy it if it’s something I’ll drop after an hour.  

Had no idea this was on sale.  Grabbing this now, thanks for bringing this up!  



#36291 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:40 PM

Gamestop has Disgaea 6 Complete PS5 for $19.99 on clearance. 

Thanks, dood.  Still waiting to get a ps5 console but I grabbed this.  Ordered one for store pickup using trade credit and rakuten 12% cb.

If the website shows at least one copy available, that currently means the store has 2+ in their inventory and should pick a non-gutted one for you (unless store inventory is off).  For this reason, store pickup is much more probable to yield a sealed copy than ordering it for shipping.



#36292 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:42 PM

How is Eiyuden Chronicle Rising?  It’s on sale for 2.99 in the eshop but don’t want to buy it if it’s something I’ll drop after an hour.  

Haven't played yet but based on what I know.. it's a fairly short, retro-inspired side-scroller that functions as a precursor to the upcoming Hundred Heroes title.  Fairly well received so whether you drop it will be up to you.

It's almost certainly worth $2.99 on eshop (unless you're like me and have access to it on gamepass or such).



#36293 phoenixlau   backlogged CAGiversary!   602 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 09:54 PM

Less than 20 or so used "Good" copies of Digimon Survive (PS4) up on Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Qualifies for the AWD 20% off sale, so

 

$15.64 --> $12.51



#36294 Tothoro  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 10:46 PM

on a related note Utawarerumono spin off announced

 

https://www.gematsu....-for-ps4-switch

I'm surprised to see another spin-off announced, and with such a quick turnaround at that. Didn't think Utawarerumono was that popular. Probably going to be shorter given the budget pricepoint. I also think this is the first time an entry will be on Switch, though I can't imagine this will be a good entry point to the series based on the plot blurb from the article.

 

There's also a backlog building of unlocalized titles - Zan 2, Monochrome Moebius, and now this one. Hope NISA picks them up soon.



#36295 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1703 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 10:54 PM

I'm surprised to see another spin-off announced, and with such a quick turnaround at that. Didn't think Utawarerumono was that popular. Probably going to be shorter given the budget pricepoint. I also think this is the first time an entry will be on Switch, though I can't imagine this will be a good entry point to the series based on the plot blurb from the article.

 

There's also a backlog building of unlocalized titles - Zan 2, Monochrome Moebius, and now this one. Hope NISA picks them up soon.

I'm still hoping to see that Dokapon/Utawarerumono spinoff as well.



#36296 Tothoro  

Posted 25 November 2022 - 11:29 PM

I'm still hoping to see that Dokapon/Utawarerumono spinoff as well.

That would be dope, but if the Final Fantasy + Dragon Quest Dokapon game didn't make it over I'd have a hard time holding my breath for Utawarerumono. :/



#36297 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20517 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2022 - 01:04 AM

Sadly I think NISA is done with Aquaplus.  They will need to find a new western publisher for their console release.



#36298 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   2614 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2022 - 01:58 AM

Hmmm...Maglam Lord worth $25 (on amazon)?

#36299 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 02:12 AM

I haven't played it but I bought it during the target 45% off sale back at the start of the year. 



#36300 Miker525  

Posted 27 November 2022 - 04:15 PM

Has anyone played Kyoei Toshi? I kind of really want to play it, the idea of Disaster Report with Godzilla and other monsters sounds amazing. But of course the issue is I'm English native speaker whose tried and failed time and again to learn Japanese. I've tried looking around for a fan translation of sorts and found a Google Drive but not sure how good it is. Curious if anyone's played the game and what their experience was and if it'd be possible to get through playing this way