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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#36391 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1552 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

BoxPizzaBox

Posted 17 January 2023 - 09:19 PM

Don't make the same mistake I did and look through Squarehard's other recent Tweets if you're hungry, but they are fantastic.



#36392 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 10:12 PM

Don't make the same mistake I did and look through Squarehard's other recent Tweets if you're hungry, but they are fantastic.

This was basically me on the trip,

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#36393 Daniel_Shadow170  

Daniel_Shadow170

Posted 17 January 2023 - 10:50 PM

806 not bad. Hopefully this year you join us in the 1000+ club. Great games you picked up btw.

#36394 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7813 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 18 January 2023 - 12:33 AM

Squarehard posting a picture of me at the buffet table xD

#36395 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25049 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 01:07 AM

US physical release for Front Mission 1st Switch.

 

https://www.gematsu....n-north-america

Isn't this also coming to PS4/5 (physical or otherwise)? Or is it NS exclusive? 



#36396 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 01:27 AM

Squarehard posting a picture of me at the buffet table xD

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#36397 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1703 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 07:41 PM

Isn't this also coming to PS4/5 (physical or otherwise)? Or is it NS exclusive? 

I don't believe anything has been said one way or the other, I expect it to hit other platforms in a few months like Panzer Dragoon did.



#36398 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20515 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2023 - 05:15 PM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfU6eDroSN4



#36399 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13690 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2023 - 04:46 AM

US physical release for Front Mission 1st Switch.

 

https://www.gematsu....n-north-america

I'm glad Forever Entertainment is going retail with Microids for this, instead of LRG like they did with Panzer Dragoon Orta.  I will show my support for this and preorder from Target or Best Buy when available.



#36400 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2169 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2023 - 02:33 PM

Probs once bitten, twice shy with LRG.

I'll be getting a copy, as well.

#36401 scorponok   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

scorponok

Posted 23 January 2023 - 04:08 PM

AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative Collector's Edition $79.99 Amazon



#36402 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11350 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2023 - 10:25 PM

Nekonyansoft is releasing The Future Radio and the Artificial Pigeons on Steam and other places February 17, 2023. I've been waiting to read this and glad the license was saved from that garbage company that had it before. I will post an 18+ Steam patch on release.

 

Steam

 

Crime Opera 2: The Floodgate Effect launched and the developer made the original game and the two fan discs free until tomorrow although you can pay for them. Be sure to pick it up if you're interested in mystery visual novels. This is on itch.io

 

Crime Opera Sequel Sale

Crime Opera 2

 

Kagura Games, known for many many eroge RPG Maker games is releasing an eroge VN this year Spiral Dystopia by LiLiM in 2023. This one has something about a calamity and two girls and some book and I'm sure will be alright. This will likely have an 18+ patch for the Steam version.

 

Steam

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Mangagamer has a New Year New Waifu sale going on and JAST USA has a Lunar New Year sale. Both excellent ways to get their titles and end at or near the end of the month. I've played many of the moeges so any questions on them I can probably answer.

 

JAST USA (NSFW)

Mangagamer (NSFW)



#36403 gpn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   295 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:03 AM

Moero Chronicle Hyper for Nintendo Switch on preorder at Amazon for $29.99. This has been out-of-print for a long time and going for > $100 on ebay.



#36404 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   4137 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:41 AM

Moero Chronicle Hyper for Nintendo Switch on preorder at Amazon for $29.99. This has been out-of-print for a long time and going for > $100 on ebay.

Well, not anymore.  I'm wondering if there any content difference between this Hyper release and the pc version?



#36405 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:47 AM

Re-did my shelves a bit. Now my Switch games are all in one spot.

 

And yes, the Vita games in the cabinet are unfortunately maximized space-wise like that, but I'm planning to make custom labels to slap onto those sides of the case to make them look less uggo. XD

 

But at least now my Switch stuff is much nicer looking. :3

 

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#36406 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4326 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2023 - 04:15 PM

The organization is pretty impressive.  At my age though I look at that many games and just think there's not enough time.  Switch alone, looking at the standard copies at 25 games per shelf section and if it took 20 hours on average to complete a game and you spent 6 hours a day (outside of work, sleep and eating) playing games (pretty hard core) it would take about 7 years and 1 month to complete them all.  That's not counting digital releases, Vita, or any other systems and taking no breaks from gaming... getting no more games and probably limiting any time spent on other hobbies.  14 years 2 months if you cut that to 3hours a day so you can still watch some tv shows / anime / movies and maybe go out on occasion.

 

Still, beautiful organization.



#36407 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2023 - 08:46 PM

The organization is pretty impressive.  At my age though I look at that many games and just think there's not enough time.  Switch alone, looking at the standard copies at 25 games per shelf section and if it took 20 hours on average to complete a game and you spent 6 hours a day (outside of work, sleep and eating) playing games (pretty hard core) it would take about 7 years and 1 month to complete them all.  That's not counting digital releases, Vita, or any other systems and taking no breaks from gaming... getting no more games and probably limiting any time spent on other hobbies.  14 years 2 months if you cut that to 3hours a day so you can still watch some tv shows / anime / movies and maybe go out on occasion.

 

Still, beautiful organization.

Organizing definitely takes me much longer than I would like.

 

Much of my time yesterday basically went into figuring it all out after I started to take stuff off shelves, and then realized what I had planned originally wasn't going to work, so had to re-tool things a bit and create a new plan.

 

If I wasn't still on break, I probably wouldn't have even attempted to tackle this kind of a project, lol.

 

And agree, backlog seems to always grow much faster than I can get through the games nowadays. :x



#36408 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2023 - 12:37 AM

For those who don't care about damaged outer box, great deal on Giraffe and Annika Musical Mayhem Edition, but it's a good price for just the game itself too.

 

They have several of these in stock still at $24.49, so if anybody is interested,

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125664394786

 

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#36409 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21397 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2023 - 01:28 AM

Decided to make the Vita games in the cabinet somewhat less ugly to look at, lol.

 



#36410 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   4332 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 26 January 2023 - 02:58 AM

Not gonna lie; this stuff is difficult for me to look at (in a good way), both as a gamer and someone who grew up poor.

#36411 detsportsfan3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

detsportsfan3

Posted 26 January 2023 - 03:29 AM

Moero Chronicle Hyper for Nintendo Switch on preorder at Amazon for $29.99. This has been out-of-print for a long time and going for > $100 on ebay.

 

(Not so) Limited Run Games. 



#36412 Xenogears   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   879 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2023 - 04:44 AM

Not gonna lie; this stuff is difficult for me to look at (in a good way), both as a gamer and someone who grew up poor.

Always good to just keep in mind that the world is filled with people both with more money and stuff than you and much more needy and poor than you.  There are countless hardships or positive things that can happen in anyone’s life at any moment that far outweigh any pile of games.  And if you are experiencing gamer envy, the person that gets more enjoyment and growth out of what they have wins over the person that has more but gains or learns nothing from it and is just chasing trends.  That’s what’s it’s about, otherwise it’s just a collection of plastic or an ill advised financial investment. I imagine with that big a collection the poster may be in game sales?  If you are buying and selling and searching for deals to offset the cost, its not necessarily about money as much as it is time and effort put into a hobby.  Just straight out buying that much at MSRP without offsetting the cost in anyway would be a lot, but it’s all relative.



#36413 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7813 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 26 January 2023 - 02:42 PM

Decided to make the Vita games in the cabinet somewhat less ugly to look at, lol.

https://twitter.com/...419952771543043


I didn't know variable barricade was a vita release.

#36414 GeeWiz   Cheaper than Cheap! CAGiversary!   2413 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2023 - 03:02 PM

Re-did my shelves a bit. Now my Switch games are all in one spot.

And yes, the Vita games in the cabinet are unfortunately maximized space-wise like that, but I'm planning to make custom labels to slap onto those sides of the case to make them look less uggo. XD

But at least now my Switch stuff is much nicer looking. :3

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I gotta ask. What shelves do you use for these? Particularly the Switch and PS4 games! I've been looking into some for my games and media collection but it's so daunting.

#36415 Twilightsparkle  

Twilightsparkle

Posted 26 January 2023 - 03:22 PM

(Not so) Limited Run Games. 

They released it for Idea Factory who seems to have reprinted other games via VGP as well.  



#36416 gpn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   295 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2023 - 05:04 PM

Well, not anymore.  I'm wondering if there any content difference between this Hyper release and the pc version?

It's pretty funny. I've had ebay emails setup for Moero Chronicle Hyper for quite a while now and typically one copy would show up every 2-4 weeks for $150-$200. Now, since the reprint went up, I've seen 7-8 copies each the past couple days priced $90-$150.



#36417 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3648 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 26 January 2023 - 05:41 PM

(Not so) Limited Run Games.


LRG's contracts don't lock developers from publishing it again. That's definitely a good thing.

#36418 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6430 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2023 - 05:48 AM

Noticed on the front page that Cruel King and Great Hero Storybook Edition is $20 at GameStop. Pre-order was $60, and Best Buy had it for $40 not long after release, so if you can find a decent condition unopened copy at GS (lul), that’s a great way to get a cute game.

#36419 ǝ˥ǝuoʌ   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

ǝ˥ǝuoʌ

Posted 27 January 2023 - 01:31 PM

Noticed on the front page that Cruel King and Great Hero Storybook Edition is $20 at GameStop. Pre-order was $60, and Best Buy had it for $40 not long after release, so if you can find a decent condition unopened copy at GS (lul), that’s a great way to get a cute game.

It's on clearance. Picked it up for $16 a week or two ago. Found a loose case on the clearance shelf, at checkout the employee pulled out the storybook box to put the case in.



#36420 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7813 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 27 January 2023 - 02:22 PM

Having finished Pokémon scarlet wtf at that ending.

I looked at my completed games list for last year and I finished 2. Probably my worst year in recent memory since I started keeping track of it around 2013. Usually I completed at least 9 a year. I can blame some of that into working more since I started floating to other departments around February. I think there was also going down the ff theaterhythm curtain call rabbit hole again since I bought all the song dlc for that before the eshop closes and was sss perfect critical each song on every difficulty setting.

Pokémon arceus was one of the 2 games from last year and I nearly completed the pokedex for it minus shieldon or whatever it was since I never got it to spawn.

The other one was Steven Universe unleash the light which I was surprised got released outside of Apple. As it and phantom fable were both exclusive to their platform for whatever reason years ago.

It added in additional characters for the port that were removed from save the light the previous game on top of bismuth, hessonite sp?, and lapis lazuli who were new. Judging by the cover they may gave updated it since and added in another character as Greg Demayo wasn't in the port when I played it but is now on the cover page for the game when I last saw it.