Jump to content


* * * * - 23 votes

Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#14311 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

dsman3717

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:00 PM

I've been enjoying Persona 5 but I still can't get used to the English voice for Morgana. Everyone else's English voice is pretty good though.

 

Now talking about Fire Emblem Heroes, it looks like Camilla is currently destroying Hinoka in the Voting Gauntlet (which is kinda sad because I prefer Hinoka). So I guess I'll be sticking with Camilla after this round ends, since Hinoka will be out. :/


ilovehinata.png
Currently Playing: Switch: Mario Kart 8, Zelda: BotW  :ps4: Injustice 2, Akibas Beat, Persona 5   :ps3: Yakuza 5, Yakuza 1&2 HD   :xb1: Dead Rising 4, Battlefield Hardline   :360: Catherine, Tales of Vesperia  :wiiu:  Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Twilight Princess HD, Xenoblade Chronicles X   :vita:  Atelier Shallie Plus, Steins;Gate 0, Root Letter   :3ds:  Fire Emblem Echoes, Pokemon Sun, Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice Mobile/Browser games: Fate/Grand Order, Tales of Link, LLSIF, Kantai Collection 

Spoiler

#14312 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs! is down to $7.54 on Amazon:

 

https://www.amazon.c...ak special gigs

Cuz no one wants it. And it was a bad idea to do a "Better version" of a title that not a lot of people bought. imo



#14313 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   10732 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

Let me tell you that watching anime has not aided me at all in my learning process. Only actual studying can do that.

I really think your experience is an outlier. My Japanese is very limited, but I went through the long and difficult journey of learning English, and so did everybody else around me growing up. It was really helpful to be constantly exposed to the language in times when we were not in English class, movies, TV, music and comics etc. The English teachers always told us to watch English movies and TV shows in our free time. And those who took an interest in American culture (many through watching Friends) had their English skills improving much faster than others. 

 

I would see the helpfulness of watching TVs/Movies as an exponential function, it helps a little when you are just taking off, but you just have to power through; once you can understand basic sentence structures, you begin to pick up a lot of useful pronunciations and phrases. There are also classic "tricks" that almost all English teacher advocates, like watching a movie with subtitles, then watch it again with the subtitles half covered with a paper, then watch it again with the subtitles off.


Mathematically Correct.

Use factual statements, logical deductions, mathematical calculations and objective analysis; not rage.

My Trade List Currently inactive, no time to play any games _(:3」∠)_

NI_YA_SHA_BI.png


#14314 elessar123  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:54 PM

Cuz no one wants it. And it was a bad idea to do a "Better version" of a title that not a lot of people bought. imo

Honestly, it was a bad idea to release the normal version at all. They should have just gone straight with the better version.

 

I only bought it cause it was cheap, because the game looks like it's only worth $10. It has worse graphics than Yggdra Union. Somehow.


Spoiler

#14315 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2108 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

Cuz no one wants it. And it was a bad idea to do a "Better version" of a title that not a lot of people bought. imo

I paid $16 for it like a chump. Haven't even played it yet. If it drops to $7 I'll get another to hold for 4 years and sell at $16 so I can tell myself I only paid $7 for it.


Smile Support Society. We play horror/retro games -  Games I'm Selling/Trading


#14316 elessar123  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:20 PM

I paid $16 for it like a chump. Haven't even played it yet. If it drops to $7 I'll get another to hold for 4 years and sell at $16 so I can tell myself I only paid $7 for it.

Don't worry, it'll drop to $6 so you'll end up having paid even more for it.

 

Quit while you're ahead.


Spoiler

#14317 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1002 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:29 PM

Cuz no one wants it. And it was a bad idea to do a "Better version" of a title that not a lot of people bought. imo

What's funny is I'm playing the Vita release now to lessen the backlog. The collector in me is going to pay the $7 however.


Please check out my mom's books - https://museituppubl...367-susan-royal

Cloyd-Royal.png
Currently Playing:      :ps4: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse :  :vita: Tokyo Xanadu :  :psp:  7th Dragon 2020 : :pc: Trails in the Sky SC :  :3ds: Dragon Quest V

Games Beaten 2017

Spoiler

Games Beaten 2016

Spoiler

 


#14318 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   3732 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

NiOh Director Talks About the Possibility of a Sequel, Upcoming DLC, Transform Skins and More

 

Fire Emblem Echoes Gets New Commercials Showing Story and Gameplay

 

Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Gets Plenty of Gameplay Footage; Demo Coming Tomorrow



#14319 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   19919 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:45 PM

$5 or bust on Tokyo Twilight!


gjDkeqL.gifv3llIct.gif

Spoiler

#14320 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   10732 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

Clicked the DT2-2 link without thinking, and forgot I am at work. Fortunately I have a wall behind me.

 

Please localize DT2-2. Please localize DT2-2. Please localize DT2-2.


Mathematically Correct.

Use factual statements, logical deductions, mathematical calculations and objective analysis; not rage.

My Trade List Currently inactive, no time to play any games _(:3」∠)_

NI_YA_SHA_BI.png


#14321 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3497 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:15 PM

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs! is down to $7.54 on Amazon:
 
https://www.amazon.c...ak special gigs


Well Fuck , now I feel silly for buying it at $11 and change.

I've only played the first chapter, but I'm actually kind of enjoying it. Gameplay is a little irritating, but I like the atmosphere, art, and characters so far.

#14322 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1002 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:59 PM

Well Fuck , now I feel silly for buying it at $11 and change.

I've only played the first chapter, but I'm actually kind of enjoying it. Gameplay is a little irritating, but I like the atmosphere, art, and characters so far.

I like it as well. I can see where people wouldn't like it as much, but I'm on sort of a VN kick as my last three platinums are VNs....so easy plats, lol.


Please check out my mom's books - https://museituppubl...367-susan-royal

Cloyd-Royal.png
Currently Playing:      :ps4: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse :  :vita: Tokyo Xanadu :  :psp:  7th Dragon 2020 : :pc: Trails in the Sky SC :  :3ds: Dragon Quest V

Games Beaten 2017

Spoiler

Games Beaten 2016

Spoiler

 


#14323 NeoMonk  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

About 8 hours into Persona 5, can't say I'm feeling the hype yet. 

Just feels like more Persona... shocking right?! 

I will admit though between the bad voice acting & the hilarious sarcastic response options

that's been the best part of the game so far. 


anigif22d8b.gifu12V9k5.jpg


#14324 godofwar7  

godofwar7

Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:59 PM

If this is what you call bad voice acting then I can't imagine what can be considered good voice acting. They have a... curious choice of pronunciation for some names, but overall voice direction has been great.



#14325 elessar123  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

2f9.jpg


Spoiler

#14326 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   9031 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:15 PM

Theyve shouldve done the Extended treatment to a different title tbh. Not like a lot of people were clamoring for a PS4 version of Tokyo Twilight to begin with

#14327 NeoMonk  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:19 PM

I can't imagine what can be considered good voice acting.

3, 4G, Q? Just to name a few, INMATE!  :rofl:


anigif22d8b.gifu12V9k5.jpg


#14328 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   39548 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

Has there been any word on Dragon Quest Heroes for Switch coming west?

 

 

Also I'm tempted to import Musou Stars, but that's probably a given for being released here...right?


you are a pillar of the video game/gaming community.  

Thanks you are truly a pillar of the community!

 

It's because of pillars like you, I remain in this community.  Thank you!

 

Spoken like a true pillar. The community sends its many thanks.

 

How dare you speak to the pillar of our community that way. If he says you're a closet vita fan he knows what he's talking about.

 

 


#14329 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   7977 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:40 PM

I think the worst part about P5 so far is the movement controls.

#14330 NeoMonk  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:42 PM

Has there been any word on Dragon Quest Heroes for Switch coming west?

After they cancelled pre-orders on AZ/BB we haven't heard anything. 


anigif22d8b.gifu12V9k5.jpg


#14331 aaronrodgers   Yo...Siggy, Phido! CAGiversary!   1776 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

aaronrodgers

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:07 PM

After they cancelled pre-orders on AZ/BB we haven't heard anything. 

My pre-order is still active on AMZ, just the link leads nowhere now when you click item description.

 

 

Has there been any word on Dragon Quest Heroes for Switch coming west?

 

 

Also I'm tempted to import Musou Stars, but that's probably a given for being released here...right?

The Warriors Orochi series did pretty decently here, so I could see it happening.

 

Also the fact that William from Nioh is in it makes it a must-buy for me.


95438.png

LT1B2oV.png


#14332 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3497 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

The name entry doesn't allow enough characters to make the name I want for my P5 protagonist.

Damn it, Atlus USA.

#14333 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7550 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

I liked the Warriors Orochi series quite a bit. I would buy Musou Stars. 



#14334 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3497 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:47 PM

Wait, can you not switch between Japanese and English voices in P5 without starting an entirely new playthrough?

What the actual Fuck ?

#14335 DarthPwner  

DarthPwner

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:49 PM

Wait, can you not switch between Japanese and English voices in P5 without starting an entirely new playthrough?

What the actual Fuck ?


Nope! I had to start a new record about 30 minutes in because I figured that out. Prefer the JP voices. The English ones weren't that good, in my opinion

#14336 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3497 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:54 PM

Nope! I had to start a new record about 30 minutes in because I figured that out. Prefer the JP voices. The English ones weren't that good, in my opinion


Fortunately it didn't take me that long, I wanted to compare the train cutscene in English and Japanese, just to give me a better baseline on what I thought of the English. If I can't switch back and forth, though, I'm not even going to bother with the dub.

#14337 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2423 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

7 hours into P5, this is probably the most refined and stylish game I have ever played. Persona 5 is to Persona what Grand Theft Auto V was to the GTA Series (not just the #5...) They pretty much kept the core values of the series while improving on every little detail that they can. The game is also super accessible to newcomers as well, similar to how GTA V was over 4. There are tutorials for every little thing, gameplay elements are slowly added in over time to ease people into it. Also housing possibly the best-explained lore yet, P3's Tatarus and P4's TV world weren't very well explained, and felt like a plot advancer mixed with magical aspects. The plot points and story telling in Persona 5 is super well done, they explain everything as clear as they can, and you can ask for more info or skip longer explanations.

 

But the highest praise I have for this game is that it is the true successor to Persona. By that I mean, if you love Persona, it is everything you can ask for. Everything that was great about P3/P4 is kept and improved. The gameplay is improved to make battles faster and more fluid. The dungeon crawling has more variety and is more efficient to navigate (A run button!!! Fast Travel!!!) Story telling is 100x better, the main character actually can talk now, and Morgana helps to fill gaps in dialogue. And just about everything else you can think of is better: can save almost anywhere, a ginourmous world map, death checkpoints, etc. It might seem obvious, but a lot of games don't do that. Just look at the Final Fantasy, or Metal Gear Solid series. Many of the sequels in those games wind up taking the series backwards in some ways.

 

Another thing I have to say is that this game has terrific graphics. Now when most people say good graphics, they mean 1080p, 4K, 60 fps, vibrant lighting, realism, etc. But a lot of those games that have good graphics, Watchdogs, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, just seems... bland. For Persona 5, by good graphics I mean that the menus are very well designed. Loading/transition screens look like an art piece. Normal dialogue, scrolling through stores, navigating battle menus look like you are visiting an art gallery. The game is filled with overwhelming eye candy with no dull scenery in sight. 

 

Again, I cannot stress this comparison enough, just like how GTA V was the pinnacle of open world games and the GTA series when it first launched (probably still is up there), P5 sets the highest standard of JRPGs and the Persona series.

 

A weird thing is that all the female voices sound like Risette to me... Maybe I just really miss her or something...

 

Also, do the Velvet Room twins remind anyone else of Rom and Ram? What's with this weird obsession over polar opposite twin little girls?

 

Spoiler

 

 

Where's the unboxing video? I was expecting an unboxing video.

No video this time, I think I triggered quite a few people last time.

 

I did pick up Attack on Titan at Best Buy though while on line for P5.


Check out my new album! BRW Tries Español (Horribly)

Flips Won't Die - Suckira     Incognito - BRW Fonsi Ft. Nico Yazawa

 

Check out the CAG Backloggers Anonymous Group! Game of November: Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed

 

AWD Unboxing Video      AWD Unboxing 2: The Revenge     Nier Automata: Black Box CE Unboxing


#14338 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3497 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

I'm about twenty minutes in and I have to say the intro is mostly making me miss P3 right now. It's obviously way too early to be making any conclusions, but the intro definitely isn't drawing me in as quickly, aesthetically or in the (tiny amount of) gameplay I've seen so far.

Also having a little trouble getting over the plaid pants in the uniform, but only insofar as it's making me chuckle.

#14339 DarthPwner  

DarthPwner

Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:08 PM

I'm about twenty minutes in and I have to say the intro is mostly making me miss P3 right now. It's obviously way too early to be making any conclusions, but the intro definitely isn't drawing me in as quickly, aesthetically or in the (tiny amount of) gameplay I've seen so far.

Also having a little trouble getting over the plaid pants in the uniform, but only insofar as it's making me chuckle.

Lol I was explaining the beginning story to my wife and told her the guy he is staying with cause he got into trouble is the guy dressed fruity. She replied, which one? They both look fruity!

#14340 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   5696 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:18 PM

I haven't been feeling well so I've only gotten to play one hour of P5.  Seasonal allergies just hit us like a bomb.   The bobbing camera during some of the cutscenes was making me sick last night because I have vertigo.  I hope that I'm able to play some more tonight.  The art and anime from the opening scenes was fantastic.  I still can't get over the fact that I'm finally getting to play Persona again in HD on the big screen.


You begin to suspect that your bowl is a portal to the Meat Dimension.