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#6121 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 01:32 PM

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#6122 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5501 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:32 PM

Well, Fuck it. I'm just going to post what I've got for the Steam Summer Sale. It's not everything but at this point I don't really care. Would've had it out yesterday but I forgot I was switching internet providers which left me without internet for the part of the day I was available. I also did not bother double-checking links or for spelling errors, so you'll have to deal with it (A couple visual novels are probably in the general list, but I can't be bothered to move them). I also added in a couple titles here and there that weren't Japanese, but fit the thread in other ways.

 

If you want to know its lowest price for a game so far on Steam, you can use the enhanced steam addon/plugin for Firefox or Chrome to check for that on the stores page. You can also use SteamDB to view deals by tags, which these probably house the most thread related titles:

 

Anime

Shoot 'Em Ups

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#6123 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8496 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:42 PM

I am going to think over the day if I want SO5 (I'm a huge fanboy with SO2 being one of my favorite PSX games), and I will likely like the new one if it's better than SO4, which I found too mmoish and boring. Also Adventures of Mana....me wanty.....only PSVita game I want more is the Romancing Saga Vita game,but it is coming and i'm sure will be stealth released as well, along with the Shiren game coming next month. 



#6124 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6813 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

Anyone have a change of heart over ordering their Star Ocean 5 CE and no longer want it?

 

Long story short, I got screwed out of my copy and am trying to find one. 


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#6125 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:26 PM

I will be waiting on Star Ocean 5, looks decent to me but not a full price day one purchase. I would've been happier getting the PS4/Vita port for Star Ocean 2 if SE ever decided to localize that.


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#6126 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6813 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:43 PM

Star Ocean 5 CE is back up !

 

https://store.na.squ...ors-edition-ps4


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#6127 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6813 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:54 PM

After watching Summer Wars last week I'm tempted to give this game a try: Koi-Koi Japan [Hanufuda Playing Cards]

 

http://store.steampo...com/app/364930/


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#6128 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8496 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:58 PM

After watching Summer Wars last week I'm tempted to buy this game and give it a try:

 

http://store.steampo...com/app/364930/

It's cheap, has positive reviews, has Steam cards and well you want it. Just get it. Better than when I ordered that stupid busty girls mahjong game, though those cards sold decently.



#6129 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5501 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:10 PM

Oh yeah, there are a couple of Steam Summer Sale bundles that use their new dynamic bundle system and decrease in price if you own any of the games in it already:

 

JRPG Bundle

Metroidvania Bundle

 

They're not particularly good (Extra 15% Discount), but the only one I don't own in the JRPG Bundle is Disgaea and am able to get it for a few bucks cheaper than the Summer Sale discounted price if I decided to bite. Hopefully more developers/publishers switch over to the dynamic bundle system as owning games in the bundles often stops me from ever purchasing them.



#6130 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:12 PM

I will be waiting on Star Ocean 5, looks decent to me but not a full price day one purchase. I would've been happier getting the PS4/Vita port for Star Ocean 2 if SE ever decided to localize that.

I'm with you. I have enough games that I know I have pre-ordered that I don't need to get this until its under $25. Any JRPG PS Vita port is wonderful.


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#6131 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6813 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:22 PM

There's a new "Mid-Year Sale" on PSN today.  Lots of good games on sale.  Prices are for PS+.

 

FREE  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven demo:  https://store.playst...cid=sceapp:home

$5.99 Tales of Hearts R:  https://store.playst...OHRFULLGAME0000

$15.99 Ar Nosruge Plus:  https://store.playst...RNOSURGE0MASTER

$11.99 PS4, $7.99 Vita  J-Stars Victory VS+:  https://store.playst...earch/q=j stars

$3.99 Tales of Symphonia Chronicles:  https://store.playst...000000000000263

$8.74 Tales of Graces f:  https://store.playst...ALESOFGRACESFDC

$5.99 Tales of Xilia 2:  https://store.playst...ALESOFXILLIA2DC

$3.99 Omega Quintet:  https://store.playst...AMEOMEGAQUINTET

$15.99 Megadimension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies:  https://store.playst...EKIBLANCNEP0000

$11.99 Ray Gigant:  https://store.playst...AYGIGANT0000000

$5.99 Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth1:  https://store.playst...EPTUNEREBIRTH01

$2.99 Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2:  https://store.playst...EPTUNEREBIRTH02

$15.99 Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland:  https://store.playst...PP0000000000000

$2.99 Mega Man Legends:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$3.99 Tales of Xilia:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$0.99 Mamorukun Curse!:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$11.99 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS3:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$14.00 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 PS4:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$15.99 Toukiden: Kiwami Vita:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$9.99 Astebreed:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$15.99 Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$22.49 Class of Heroes 2G:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$1.99 Gradius V:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$23.99 Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$1.99 Monster Monpiece:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$1.99 Shantae: Risky's Revenge:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$7.99  Shantae and the Pirate's Curse:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$11.99 Sword Art Online: Lost Song Vita:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$17.99 Sword Art Online: Lost Song PS4:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$14.99 Transformers Devastation:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand

$11.99 Trillion: god of Destruction:  https://store.playst...m_content=Brand


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#6132 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4532 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:28 PM

Gal Gun: Double Peace official English trailer

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7th Dragon III: Code VFD demo now available in the Americas

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven ‘Chapter 8’ trailer

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#6133 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   610 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:29 PM

Wow, Megadimension Blanc for $16 with that PSN sale. Man, that game really dropped and it's not even that old.

 

Guess it makes sense since I found it kinda meh. It's supposedly an improvement to Neptunia U, but for some reason I don't feel like it's any better, but probably worse. :/


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#6134 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8496 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:33 PM

Lame to hear though for cheap i'll give it a shot. I'm sure the Sega one coming this year is likely not great either. Just a bunch of reused assets....I want Ray Gigant though, so that's a no brainer.

 

Also 7th Dragon demo...need to try it out. Likely not getting much games in July/August to save money and catch up on the backlog. I have I Am Setsuna pre-orderd and Shiren...good enough for me there. I do love dungeon crawlers, but just have too much of a backlog right now.



#6135 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   610 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:40 PM

Lame to hear though for cheap i'll give it a shot. I'm sure the Sega one coming this year is likely not great either. Just a bunch of reused assets....I want Ray Gigant though, so that's a no brainer.

Yeah, hopefully the Sega one is better. And I completely overlooked Ray Gigant on that list, I'll be getting that as well. For $12 I'll bite.

 

Also, looks like Sony finally added the God Eater 2 Rage Burst pre-order option on the PSN store for PS4. Looks like I'll be getting that as well today, so I can get the code for God Eater Resurrection and download that later today too.


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#6136 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1006 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

Bought rebirth2. Thanksssssss

#6137 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1758 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:35 PM

There's a new "Mid-Year Sale" on PSN today.  Lots of good games on sale.  Prices are for PS+.

 

FREE  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven demo:  https://store.playst...cid=sceapp:home

$5.99 Tales of Hearts R:  https://store.playst...OHRFULLGAME0000

$15.99 Ar Nosruge Plus:  https://store.playst...RNOSURGE0MASTER

$11.99 PS4, $7.99 Vita  J-Stars Victory VS+:  https://store.playst...earch/q=j stars

$3.99 Tales of Symphonia Chronicles:  https://store.playst...000000000000263

$8.74 Tales of Graces f:  https://store.playst...ALESOFGRACESFDC

$5.99 Tales of Xilia 2:  https://store.playst...ALESOFXILLIA2DC

$3.99 Omega Quintet:  https://store.playst...AMEOMEGAQUINTET

$15.99 Megadimension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies:  https://store.playst...EKIBLANCNEP0000

$11.99 Ray Gigant:  https://store.playst...AYGIGANT0000000

$5.99 Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth1:  https://store.playst...EPTUNEREBIRTH01

$2.99 Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2:  https://store.playst...EPTUNEREBIRTH02

$15.99 Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland:  https://store.playst...PP0000000000000

Sweet! I hope Let's Fish goes on sale for $3 or less. Passed on it last time.

 

Ray gigant dropped fast. That just kills the early supporters.



#6138 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:39 PM

So is Ray Gigant worth $12?


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#6139 draco259  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:11 PM

Double discount Grand Kingdom came in a bubble mailer, but was in perfect condition.

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#6140 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:13 PM

So is Ray Gigant worth $12?

I thought it was. Platinumed it a few weeks back. Felt it was a pretty solid dungeon crawler with a decent storyline and memorable characters. Had a Demon Gaze/Operation Abyss feel to it, but with in depth playable characters. 


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#6141 daveydarko   I'll Miku-Miku You (For Reals) CAGiversary!   1570 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:19 PM

Yeah I have every freakin' one of those games and paid full price. That's just great! lol nah. oh well i think I'm just going to start waiting on buying games, I mean I'm spending way too much and then they go on sale for 1/4 the price in a couple of months. I'm glad for everyone else though, that's a great sale! I got Hatsune Miku anyways so I don't need anything else for a while! lol :)

 

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#6142 elessar123  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:32 PM

There's not a physical Ray Gigant, is there?


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#6143 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20762 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:33 PM

There's not a physical Ray Gigant, is there?

Not for the West. :*(


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#6144 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:35 PM

There's not a physical Ray Gigant, is there?

Not that I'm aware of.


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#6145 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6813 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 06:57 PM

I added a bunch more things to the list, scroll up and check my previous post (#6131).   Not everything was live when the sale first started.  I'll continue to add things as they go up.


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#6146 NeoMonk  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

The more I play Star Ocean 5 the more of a mess it becomes.

I got stuck in this one boss battle for 3 hours because the game basically forces you to have a specific role learned to make it ez mode otherwise it's a pain in the ass in which you'll keep getting a game over.

The Mechanic is to keep Anne alive thru waves of MiniBosses that destroy her in 3 seconds, not cool.

Difficulty spikes in bosses are greater and greater the further you go along & it's not fun.

Grinding only does so much, it's about unlocking roles & leveling them so your character doesn't die in 3 seconds...

I don't enjoy that at all, Mind you this is on Normal... I don't wanna know wtf Hard is like. Let the tryhards figure it out, I sure as Fuck ain't.

 

 

Is dual audio on disk? If so I owe my friend 10 bucks now........ :roll:

The option is there for JP or English audio but I haven't tried it yet. So I'm guessing yes.



#6147 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:34 PM

My ZTD from Best Buy shipped this morning. Better be here tomorrow.

#6148 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5501 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:46 PM

No new free DLC on PSN this week. There are a couple of free static themes that showed up mid to late last week though.

 

 

PS4

Dragon Ball Xenoverse “First World Tournament Winners” Theme

NARUTO Ultimate Ninja Series Thank You Theme

 

PS3

Dragon Ball Xenoverse “First World Tournament Winners” Theme



#6149 kipz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:57 PM

I Am Setsuna artwork, pre-order bonuses announced

I Am Setsuna is due out digitally for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on July 19 for $39.99.

I tried that briefly at E3 and it seems cool but I was not expecting $40


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#6150 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

The more I play Star Ocean 5 the more of a mess it becomes.

I got stuck in this one boss battle for 3 hours because the game basically forces you to have a specific role learned to make it ez mode otherwise it's a pain in the ass in which you'll keep getting a game over.

The Mechanic is to keep Anne alive thru waves of MiniBosses that destroy her in 3 seconds, not cool.

Difficulty spikes in bosses are greater and greater the further you go along & it's not fun.

Grinding only does so much, it's about unlocking roles & leveling them so your character doesn't die in 3 seconds...

I don't enjoy that at all, Mind you this is on Normal... I don't wanna know wtf Hard is like. Let the tryhards figure it out, I sure as Fuck ain't.

 

 

The option is there for JP or English audio but I haven't tried it yet. So I'm guessing yes.

That was one of the major things I read was that regular fights you seem overly powered, then the it spikes for boss battles and they become utterly unfair. I quit playing Demon Gaze due to the fact that some of the end game boss battles were specific in strategy, and kept seeing my tanks get one hit killed. It was at least a fun game until that point. I can only imagine playing a boring game like that.


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