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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#9811 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40113 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:34 AM

Not going to lie, I think this looks pretty cool.  As long as it's mostly realistic looking and not all obvious CGI crap.

 

 

what do you guys think? (besides obvious whitewashing comments)

Well Japan is doing Japan washing with Full Metal Alchemist, so it's all fair.

 

Except made in Japan live action anime adaptions are usually awful while Hollywood made GitS looks great.



#9812 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2995 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:35 AM

Not going to lie, I think this looks pretty cool.  As long as it's mostly realistic looking and not all obvious CGI crap.

 

 

what do you guys think? (besides obvious whitewashing comments)

I love Scar Jo so I'll be biased for it even if it sucks, I do understand the arguments made against it though. I feel like it's got a heavy Matrix feel to it. Looks pretty neat.



#9813 NeoMonk  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:10 AM

Admittedly I know nothing about Ghost in the Shell but 

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#9814 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11867 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:22 AM

Well, well, well...

 

 

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone Coming West January 10

 


Looks like I'll be making the most expensive single-item digital purchase of my life in January...or I'll wait for a discount some random week.

I really want a physical edition though. 

 

I want it though. 



#9815 NeoStrayCat   Cat Person! :3 CAGiversary!   859 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:47 AM

Why we talking bout movies when this is the JP Niche games topic, lol. Anyways, excited for Future Tone's localization, that being a miracle to come out. Though that's nice that it is coming, I still have PDF, F2nd, and X all on backlog, so...yeah.

 

Also, for what's to probably come this Friday on the 18th, here are 2 things. (Note: May subject to change.)

 

1. Phantom Breaker: BattleGrounds gets 2 new pieces of DLC, Frau Kojiro from Robotics;Notes and a BGM Add-on.

 

2. Trouble Witches Origin to possibly come on Steam on said date on this delay message, though this message is in moonrunes. (Though it was originally scheduled for last week, hence the delay.)

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#9816 SolidSnake86   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:06 AM

Not going to lie, I think this looks pretty cool.  As long as it's mostly realistic looking and not all obvious CGI crap.

 

 

what do you guys think? (besides obvious whitewashing comments)

I've been against this from day one when I found out about the Scarlett Johansson casting but, I have to admit, that trailer looked really good. It feels like they made the effort to stay true to GitS and, for that, I'll go see this one in the theater.

 

I still would have preferred Rinko Kikuchi (from Pacific Rim) as the Major, but after this trailer I'll give the film a chance.



#9817 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:21 AM

Fate/Extella Gets English Trailers For Nameless, Gawain, Li Shuwen, And Cu Chulainn

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Persona 5 ‘Game Mechanics’ trailer

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#9818 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37614 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 01:54 PM

:ps4: Atelier Sophie is $20.99/$19.99 new/used at Gamestop: http://www.gamestop....ous-book/130861

 

Amazon matched the $20.99 new price, but only for Prime members: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01DT2H0BW/



#9819 WhirlwindMonk   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   198 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:09 PM

:ps4: Atelier Sophie is $20.99/$19.99 new/used at Gamestop: http://www.gamestop....ous-book/130861

Amazon matched the $20.99 new price, but only for Prime members: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01DT2H0BW/


Thanks for the heads up, ordered!

#9820 Bronson !  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:17 PM

:ps4: Atelier Sophie is $20.99/$19.99 new/used at Gamestop: http://www.gamestop....ous-book/130861

Amazon matched the $20.99 new price, but only for Prime members: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01DT2H0BW/


Do you have to have played the other games for this or can I start with this one?


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#9821 Bronson !  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:19 PM

:ps4: Atelier Sophie is $20.99/$19.99 new/used at Gamestop: http://www.gamestop....ous-book/130861

Amazon matched the $20.99 new price, but only for Prime members: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01DT2H0BW/


Do you have to have played the other games for this or can I start with this one?


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#9822 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1957 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:24 PM

Do you have to have played the other games for this or can I start with this one?


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It's a new trilogy so you can safely start here.



#9823 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   927 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

It's probably best not to know original Escha and Logy



#9824 sovereignNX-73811   rolling (over) back in style CAGiversary!   5692 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:30 PM

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Oops I meant...

 

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Yay, laziness pays off for not creating a Japan SEN account! 

 

While on this topic...it's time for : Sov's Sov-stories of FAIL!

 

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Oh, what's this? 

 

https://www.google.c...139138859,d.eWE

 

I guess it's fun and listening it to Hi-res is great...although it does feel like throwing GUMI bears on your cheese and wine. Don't ask me; I never tried that before. Wonder if it'll help loosen up my fingers a bit...

 

Yeah, I always come to this thread for this kind of news. Back to waiting and hoping for Vita release then.

They were leaning towards PF4 on Sen III but no one knows yet. Not to be a jerk or anything like that but I'd take it on PS4 just to have the whole game voiced (sans NPCs not in cutscenes). 

 

Oh and Kiseki fans shouldn't miss out on: https://www.amazon.c... sora no kiseki

 

Not bad but I wish they'd do FALCOM SYMPHONY 2017 and everything will be awesome.

 

Peace out peoples...gonna try to work and finish up Cold Steel II. I'm not even halfway through :cry:



#9825 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9969 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

I'd take every game on the PS4. PS3 and PS Vita dual/triple releases are holding back the niche games. I'd rather they use the PS4 architecture to their fullest potential. Glad to see games like FFXV only releasing on this generation of consoles.

 

Also can officially say I think i'm almost at the end of Criminal Girls 2. Course the boss mops the floor with my team and has a boatload of HP(sadly this isn't new). I can see why some people  turn the difficulty to easy. I believe the bosses aren't that much easier but have a heck of a lot less HP. I will finish this game as intended and achieve redemption. The story is OK for the most part and the girls are less interesting than the first.  

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I really hope today is the day to finally beat it. I need to grind maybe an hour to an hour and a half to fully complete the motivation. I'm used to it by now and hopefully I can kick the bosses' butt and get my endings and move on to something else than doesn't push me to insanity and masochism.



#9826 barrit   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2042 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:54 PM

:ps4: Atelier Sophie is $20.99/$19.99 new/used at Gamestop: http://www.gamestop....ous-book/130861

 

Amazon matched the $20.99 new price, but only for Prime members: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B01DT2H0BW/

Good price. I wonder if it'll be better to wait since they tend to have Plus versions? Especially since I won't get to this for a while.



#9827 SPORK94  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

Good price. I wonder if it'll be better to wait since they tend to have Plus versions? Especially since I won't get to this for a while.

There is no plus versions anymore going on from this trillogy. Hence why there was a Vita/PS4 double release.

 

 

 

 

Shallie is the last of the Dusk series and those already had plus versions



#9828 barrit   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2042 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:11 PM

There is no plus versions anymore going on from this trillogy. Hence why there was a Vita/PS4 double release.

 

 

 

 

Shallie is the last of the Dusk series and those already had plus versions

Ohhh, that's good to know. Thanks for the info!



#9829 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:47 PM

Final Fantasy XV Screenshots Show Iris and Cor in Action as Guest Characters and More on Famitsu

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gets New Screenshots on Famitsu



#9830 ck76   Winter is Coming CAGiversary!   756 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:00 PM

I am Prime member and when I tried to add Sophie it came up an error, before then putting it in my cart for $50.  



#9831 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5333 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:26 PM

I'd take every game on the PS4. PS3 and PS Vita dual/triple releases are holding back the niche games. I'd rather they use the PS4 architecture to their fullest potential. Glad to see games like FFXV only releasing on this generation of consoles.

You're not very experienced with the genre if you think releasing on one system or another is holding them back.  As in the majority of cases that's not true.  Outside some console to handheld ports anyway though part of that is compatibility issues and them just being lazy in general.  Like the newest atelier ps4-vita dual release you cannot tell me that they didn't half ass that.

 

 

Most niche games don't use the systems they are on to their advantage.  Only rpgs that I can think of that even use the ps3/360 to the max was tales of vesperia and ff13-1. You could tell during end game/new game plus in vesperia that it could barely keep up with all the spells and actions you could do at one time.  Rita alone could really cause some slow down after insta casting meteorstorm and tidalwave.  Game wasn't built to run both and holy rain and tempest at the same time. ff13- 3 could of but it was such a lazy cash in title even if it had a very good unique combat engine (which i would love to see used in more games but that will never happen). the poor dogs alone "shakes head"

 

 

Tales of zestiria would of been crappy regardless whether if it was a ps4 exclusive.



#9832 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9969 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:37 PM

I know niche games don't take full advantage of the systems (other than blockbuster non-niche games like FFXV), but really the PS3 and Vita are just lacking a bit in power period. We are starting to see poorer and poorer Vita ports such as I Am Setsuna and the new SAO game. I'd much prefer Vita games like Mary Skelter specifically made for the system. I've been playing these games forever so I just would like to see them try harder to get the better technology involved. Disgaea 5 really amped up some things by moving to PS4, and it would be nice to see other games do this too. I can only imagine what the Tales games would be like if the same engine used for the bunch of PS3 games was put aside a bit. Of course those games coming out annually makes them reuse so many assets, so there is an issue there. I enjoy niche games a lot more than the fancier AAA games and at one time they really pushed the genre such as how beautiful Chrono Trigger was at the time or such. Just hoping for a better, less cashed in future is all.



#9833 cheapsychedelic   n00b CAG in Training   7 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:46 PM

I am Prime member and when I tried to add Sophie it came up an error, before then putting it in my cart for $50.

Think it's because it changed price and you were unfortunate enough to be on the precise moment when it did.
I checked 2 hours ago or 3 and it was $20 but now the prime "promo" is gone and it's just listed at the regular $50.

Oh well, I'll grab it used on 2018.


EDIT: Nevermind. Think the current price is for 3rd party, it's gone from Amazon directly they just ran out of stock.

#9834 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5333 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:59 PM

I know niche games don't take full advantage of the systems (other than blockbuster non-niche games like FFXV), but really the PS3 and Vita are just lacking a bit in power period. We are starting to see poorer and poorer Vita ports such as I Am Setsuna and the new SAO game. I'd much prefer Vita games like Mary Skelter specifically made for the system. I've been playing these games forever so I just would like to see them try harder to get the better technology involved. Disgaea 5 really amped up some things by moving to PS4, and it would be nice to see other games do this too. I can only imagine what the Tales games would be like if the same engine used for the bunch of PS3 games was put aside a bit. Of course those games coming out annually makes them reuse so many assets, so there is an issue there. I enjoy niche games a lot more than the fancier AAA games and at one time they really pushed the genre such as how beautiful Chrono Trigger was at the time or such. Just hoping for a better, less cashed in future is all.

tales of games don't come out yearly like sports titles.  You only feel that way since we've been backlogged localization wise so we're still getting games years after japan got them.  If you paid attention to releases you'd notice there was a 3 year gap between xillia 2 and zestiria for example.

 

 

 

 

They do reuse the xillia engine too much but I would like to point out that its due to them closing tales studio and not having multiple teams anymore.  Prior to xillia every games engine was always different due to games being worked on 2 at a time by different teams.  Ignoring that xillias engine is a fault of itself.  If you were arguing going back to vesperias engine and improving it you'd have a point since that one actually used the systems to their fullest.   It cut costs down thus why we are able to get more titles released even if the quality has taken a significant cut as well.  Then there's the last 4 tales of games were sequel/prequels instead of the enhanced ports they used to do. So they had to be closer release wise and of course they reused alot of assets between them logically to cut costs even further. Honestly, I almost miss the enhanced ports to the current situation.

 

The xillias and on can't even handle base and mid spells going off multiples at a time or fighting the number of mobs that they do. Nor have they had any arcane spells since tidal waves last appearance all the way back in xillia.  aoe size for the artes and spells has also taken a significant hit.

 

and lol at disgaea series.  They could probably still run those on a ps2 >.>



#9835 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:04 PM

A Rose in the Twilight coming west for PS Vita, PC in spring 2017

In NA, the $19.99 standard and $39.99 limited edition will be available exclusively via the NIS America Online Store

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#9836 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5333 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:12 PM

On the note of poor releases like sword art online I highly doubt that's the vita's fault it looks like ass.  To me that screams lazy cash in and as you well know licensed games are rarely good. And that's without factoring in the sao series has been halfassed by bamco since the first game.



#9837 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9969 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:27 PM

Think it's time to for me to play Overwatch PC more and hopefully Titanfall 2. I'm so glad they made Overwatch ultimates cost more. I don't mind abilities but seeing ultimates too often made a lot of the game unfun. Course I've been out of it for about 2-3 months so I'm sure i'll be messed up by everyone playing Genji or whatever the hot thing is now.



#9838 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2995 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:28 PM

Why we talking bout movies when this is the JP Niche games topic, lol. Anyways, excited for Future Tone's localization, that being a miracle to come out. Though that's nice that it is coming, I still have PDF, F2nd, and X all on backlog, so...yeah.

I think at this point, anything close to Japanese is fair game for discussion. It's only a matter of time until we delve into Japanese Food, Japanese Cars, Japanese History, and Japanese Porn.

 

Actually, let me tack on something else just because it's Miku:

Gamestop Hatsune Miku Play Arts Kai Tetsuya Version Action Figure $120 $70 (Been looking at this for a while, doesn't look amazing, especially the face, but the Play Arts are usually high quality and this is the cheapest I've seen it.)



#9839 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37614 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:34 PM

A Rose in the Twilight coming west for PS Vita, PC in spring 2017

In NA, the $19.99 standard and $39.99 limited edition will be available exclusively via the NIS America Online Store

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Maybe I'm missing something, but that just looks boring to play.



#9840 godofwar7  

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:44 PM

I think at this point, anything close to Japanese is fair game for discussion. It's only a matter of time until we delve into Japanese Food, Japanese Cars, Japanese History, and Japanese Porn.
 

How about my anime paint jobs in forza horizon 3? :0