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#20071 Pheria   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

Amazon has the 2TB Firecuda SSHD for $65.99 - I've been eyeing one for a while and it's a pretty good price for it. Most comparable deal I've seen is if you combine one of those ebay coupon codes for $15 or so off with it ordered from Newegg's ebay storefront which will get you it for $75-80

 

It's a good upgrade for PS4's internal drive and Digital Foundry has done some coverage on what kind of load time decreases you could see. Personally I'm at about 2TB worth of stuff already, so I'll just keep using a 4TB external until larger capacity ones are available one day.

 

https://www.amazon.c...45-a50876e69d4b


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#20072 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4174 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:40 AM

Final Fantasy XIV director still interested in a Switch version, “positive discussions” taking place

 

 


#20073 Pheria   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1132 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:00 AM

https://www.amazon.c...al+edition&th=1

 

Walmart has the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition for $82 and Amazon is matching - if anyone wasn't able to get a GCU order and still wants a discount (the 20% off on collector's editions with prime happened before this listing went up, right?)


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#20074 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11071 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:19 AM

https://www.amazon.c...al+edition&th=1

 

Walmart has the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition for $82 and Amazon is matching - if anyone wasn't able to get a GCU order and still wants a discount (the 20% off on collector's editions with prime happened before this listing went up, right?)

Fucking awesome thanks. Saves me from paying MSRP at Gamestop and I had some GC's im sitting on due to Amazon's fail ass sales anyway


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#20075 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4174 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:30 AM

Yoko Taro Talks About NieR: Automata’s Success and Plans to Continue Working with PlatinumGames

 

Super Mario Odyssey producer on approach to development, theme song, Pauline, higher age rating, more

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These Persona 5 Makoto and Futaba Figures Will Steal Your Heart; Tae Takemi Also Coming

 

 


#20076 NeoMonk  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

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#20077 CommanderShiro   Teal Mecha CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

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I must have Makoto figure. *throws money at computer screen*


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#20078 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5274 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:21 PM

Since we're at the end of November, I'm curious what thread related lesser known games that other people in this thread have played and really enjoyed in the last year. I'm talking about the games that don't get big recognition such as Persona, Tales of, Final Fantasy, Nier, etc. Since it's technically not the end of the year and I doubt many have played much of November's games, I'll say the release window is from last November to current. If you could also give a small blurb for the game too and mention one thing you didn't like or thought the game could do better as well. It's not a requirement though.

 

Since I'm the one proposing this, I guess I should list a few:

 

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception & Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

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Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

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Xanadu NEXT

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A Hat in Time

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I'm leaving Trails out of it since I'm certain I shill that series enough. Which is also *cough* conveniently on sale over at Steam until Monday.



#20079 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2769 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Wanna get this one now...

 

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#20080 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10009 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

I rather buy a Tae figure than a Makoto and Futaba figure



#20081 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19786 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:27 PM

I rather buy a Tae figure than a Makoto and Futaba figure

I am getting all of them


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#20082 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4174 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

18 minutes of Atelier Lydie & Suelle gameplay

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Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura already at the top of the Japanese eShop charts

 

14 minutes of Resident Evil Revelations 2 Switch footage, Xbox One video comparison

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#20083 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2769 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

I rather buy a Tae figure than a Makoto and Futaba figure


I rather get a Haru and Becky figure than a Tae figure.

But... No love for Ann? Surprising, Olengie.

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#20084 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10009 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

I rather get a Haru and Becky figure than a Tae figure.

But... No love for Ann? Surprising, Olengie.

I don't want a figure of Ann in her Phantom Thiefs outfit. 



#20085 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   526 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:23 PM

I rather get a Haru and Becky figure than a Tae figure.

But... No love for Ann? Surprising, Olengie.


I was completely thrown off by Becky, completely forgot about..but yes definitely Becky. I want a Hifumi one too, don't see any love for her.

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#20086 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2202 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 12:35 AM

Has everyone ever ordered figures from Gecco Direct? I wanted this Knight of Astora Figure but it sold out before release. Any chance they make more and do these figures ever go on sale? $300 is a lot of money.


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#20087 Supplice   Hmph CAGiversary!   4174 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:02 AM

Has everyone ever ordered figures from Gecco Direct? I wanted this Knight of Astora Figure but it sold out before release. Any chance they make more and do these figures ever go on sale? $300 is a lot of money.

I order a lot from them and their products are usually made to order when purchasing directly. Any sales or extras will have to be gotten from other retailers. 



#20088 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2769 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:15 AM

Has everyone ever ordered figures from Gecco Direct? I wanted this Knight of Astora Figure but it sold out before release. Any chance they make more and do these figures ever go on sale? $300 is a lot of money.

I purchased the Quiet figure, not from them but from a 3rd party seller a while after it sold out. It's my most expensive figure to date, but it's absolutely beautiful. I quickly glance at my collection of figures on top of my desk from time to time, and that one always stands out and captures my eyes for a split second, it almost looks too real. So I highly recommend their craft if you find it elsewhere.

 

I recommend checking Ebay and Amazon, or just using Google and seeing what pops up. When buying from Ebay though, be careful of bootlegs. I'm also seriously considering the Doll from Bloodborne.


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#20089 aerozero   The man from nowhere CAGiversary!   986 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:15 AM

Has everyone ever ordered figures from Gecco Direct? I wanted this Knight of Astora Figure but it sold out before release. Any chance they make more and do these figures ever go on sale? $300 is a lot of money.

 

Your best bet would be to take advantage of the Otaku Mode Sale and try to find filler to get the 20% back in points.

 

I think the ANIMENYC17 code still works for 10% off too.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 02:18 AM

Gal*Gun 2 will be sold physically in the west

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 screenshots and overview for The Leftherian Archipelago, Temperantia, and Tantal

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 producer on when development started, what makes this entry different, Canvas system, more



#20091 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1017 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:47 AM

That's great to hear. I plan on going back and platinuming the first release on Vita. Looks like I'll buying this for the PS4.


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#20092 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10009 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:10 AM

thank you based PQube



#20093 luxoflux  

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:12 AM

Excellent news and day one. This was not a game I ever imagined to receive a sequel. 



#20094 Tothoro  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:37 AM

That's great to hear. I plan on going back and platinuming the first release on Vita. Looks like I'll buying this for the PS4.

From what I've heard, framerate drops make the platinum on Vita very, very difficult. The list is cross-platform and I believe the game is cross-save, though, so if the going gets too rough you can always switch over to finish it off.


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#20095 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1017 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:04 AM

From what I've heard, framerate drops make the platinum on Vita very, very difficult. The list is cross-platform and I believe the game is cross-save, though, so if the going gets too rough you can always switch over to finish it off.

Thanks for the advice. I wouldn't mind owning the physical PS4 release as well anyways.


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#20096 moja   Not Good Enough CAGiversary!   52 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:04 AM

Damn, Nintendo, you are making the Switch real tempting lately..



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:06 AM

Switch day one for sure.

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#20098 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   1892 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:38 AM

uhhg why cant they add move support to it like the first one, or VR >:[

#20099 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1682 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:38 AM

Since we're at the end of November, I'm curious what thread related lesser known games that other people in this thread have played and really enjoyed in the last year. I'm talking about the games that don't get big recognition such as Persona, Tales of, Final Fantasy, Nier, etc. Since it's technically not the end of the year and I doubt many have played much of November's games, I'll say the release window is from last November to current. If you could also give a small blurb for the game too and mention one thing you didn't like or thought the game could do better as well. It's not a requirement though.

Not surprising but Atelier Firis is my GOTY. Firis got mixed reception among Atelier fans. Older fans didn't like how much it changed, and newer fans didn't like the return of the time limit. It was in a tough spot. But I loved the game.

 

The world felt vast and well designed. I can wander through the hills and forests for hours. It wasn't linear and I could skip entire towns and events and come back to them later. The game has so much content, I have 80 hours in it and still didn't get all the endings. It's probably been the most fulfilling Atelier game I've played to date.

 

The characters are mostly enjoyable. Some moreso than others but Firis is always a hoot to play with. She's cute and funny. Speaking of which, the character dlc are reasonably priced and offer quite a bit of extra content including additional events and character endings.

 

The combat makes a comeback from the horrid combat in Sophie. It doesn't do anything too special but it works. The combat for Lydie and Suelle looks like they're taking it to the next level. Atelier Firis is now one of my favorite Atelier games, and I hope the next game builds on that to deliver an even bigger experience.



#20100 Tothoro  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:37 AM

Since we're at the end of November, I'm curious what thread related lesser known games that other people in this thread have played and really enjoyed in the last year. I'm talking about the games that don't get big recognition such as Persona, Tales of, Final Fantasy, Nier, etc. Since it's technically not the end of the year and I doubt many have played much of November's games, I'll say the release window is from last November to current. If you could also give a small blurb for the game too and mention one thing you didn't like or thought the game could do better as well. It's not a requirement though.

2017 Releases I Completed: The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, Final Fantasy XV (+DLC 1 & 2), The Fractured But Whole, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, Collar X Malice, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, Fire Emblem Warriors

 

A lot of these were surprisingly disappointing (my personal opinion obviously), but here are my top three:

 

3. Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash: Aside from the obvious "plot", it's a surprisingly solid third-person shooter. I tend to dislike what I refer to as "squad-based shooters" (Overwatch and the like), but PBS was a light-hearted romp that wasn't online-only and offered a pretty complete experience offline. Customizing gear and trying out different loadouts was fun and the mechanics felt surprisingly solid for what I expected to be a generic spin-off title.

 

2. Zero Escape: The Nonary Games: Zero Escape is a solid VN franchise that doesn't get the love it deserves. TNG was my first exposure to the franchise, and the polish on 999's remake was excellent. Virtue's Last Reward was a little clunky in comparison, but I enjoyed watching the series unfold. I typically don't play games in a series back-to-back (I get burned out too easily), but I marathoned The Nonary Games and Zero Time Dilemma shortly after. It's a great value (which I'm always a fan of) and one of the best stories I've experienced in video games period.

 

1. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: I feel like it wasn't advertised very well, because I was expecting more of a third-person action/adventure game and in reality the game is more of a walking simulator with puzzles and occasional combat sections. Ninja Theory did an incredible job with this title. Each of the different components feel great; combat is super-fluid, the puzzles are interesting and work well, the story is thoroughly engaging, and it all fits together perfectly. I don't want to go into too many details for spoiler reasons, but they take a very serious subject and address it in a thrilling and immersing manner. If you do play this, heed the warning to play with headphones; it makes a world of difference.

 

And just for fun, my biggest disappointments:

 

3. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk: Berserk is one of my favorite franchises of all time. I thoroughly enjoy muosos as well. This game manages to bastardize both. The first major arc of Berserk (The Golden Age) is handled fairly well, but each subsequent arc skims the story quicker and quicker, and some smaller arcs are omitted completely. It's also just a bad muoso. You're alone most of the time, there's very little variety in the gameplay, surprisingly few characters (and even fewer who are relatively viable), and the extra mode is a horrible grindfest.

 

2. Final Fantasy XV: I almost feel like it's cheating to put this on the list, but everyone knows the issues by now. Great worldbuilding, interesting characters, and it all flounders out halfway through the game. The first DLC (Gladiolus) was pretty great - felt a bit like a FF/Dark Souls crossover and had some pretty challenging aspects to it. The second DLC (Prompto) was just decent, but with a God-awful snowmobile minigame mode. Seriously, the physics are laughable. I don't know how the minigame made it through quality assurance.

 

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: I love Zelda. Majora's Mask is my all-time favorite game. The series has been near and dear to me since I started playing games. BotW did not feel like a Zelda game. It felt like successful pieces of major games from the past five years were pieced together into an incredibly polished, but ultimately generic and non-unique experience. It really feels like each Zelda component was added as an afterthought; the game could be reskinned and sold as a completely new IP. Dungeons are gone, getting new equipment is gone, story is (mostly) gone, and instead we're left with a vastly empty, almost too open world.


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