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#20611 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4668 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

 


#20612 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Chrono Gear

Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:52 PM

Did Bayonetta Climax ever go up? I don’t have any data for it on camelcamelcamel but there’s 2 listings already with tons of sellers.


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#20613 elessar123  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

Did Bayonetta Climax ever go up? I don’t have any data for it on camelcamelcamel but there’s 2 listings already with tons of sellers.

Yes, without Prime discount. Went up like the day after the announcement.



#20614 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

reaperztoll

Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

I thought Tiger! Tiger! Was already pretty easy just obnoxiously repetitive.

#20615 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3920 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:02 PM

Someone talk about Bad Apple Wars so I can justify not paying attention to it in the current sale.

#20616 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4668 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:23 PM

 


#20617 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5571 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:45 PM

I thought Tiger! Tiger! Was already pretty easy just obnoxiously repetitive.

The later stages are a bit harder with enemy density being higher as well as "faster" for newer enemies, but they don't give anymore ether nor do they really give better drops... So they're practically worthless. It's just absolutely dumb that it's the only way to upgrade that blade. Oh that and either waiting for Tiger RNG or finding some ridiculous obscure chest to unlock it so you can craft the higher tier equipment for them.

 

When you factor in all three, the ether required to fully upgrade them is absolutely ridiculous. Did they really expect people to play Tiger! Tiger! to accumulate 100k+ Ether? That's playing a stage perfectly 50+ times. Well, it's technically not necessary and I used them the entire game with barely upgrading them but it was wholly unsatisfying leaving so much locked or lower tier.



#20618 reaperztoll   Banned Banned   3366 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

reaperztoll

Posted 13 December 2017 - 11:52 PM

The later stages are a bit harder with enemy density being higher as well as "faster" for newer enemies, but they don't give anymore ether nor do they really give better drops... So they're practically worthless. It's just absolutely dumb that it's the only way to upgrade that blade. Oh that and either waiting for Tiger RNG or finding some ridiculous obscure chest to unlock it so you can craft the higher tier equipment for them.

 

When you factor in all three, the ether required to fully upgrade them is absolutely ridiculous. Did they really expect people to play Tiger! Tiger! to accumulate 100k+ Ether? That's playing a stage perfectly 50+ times. Well, it's technically not necessary and I used them the entire game with barely upgrading them but it was wholly unsatisfying leaving so much locked or lower tier.

No I totally agree. I just got to the point pretty quickly where I could get 3 or 4 perfects out of 5 runs on the 1st stage so I just ran that. I like this game but it has a ton of bizarre design choices.



#20619 luxoflux  

luxoflux

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

Yes, without Prime discount. Went up like the day after the announcement.

Thanks for saying something, have added to my list. I am sure Amazon will fix the prime discount as it gets closer. Shame the US is not getting the EU special edition. 



#20620 elessar123  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:11 AM

Actually, I'm second guessing myself. I swore it was put up, but I don't see it in my browsing history.



#20621 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   3468 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:33 AM

Think I'll continue with Skyrim and other games and leave XB2 on hold until that patch drops.



#20622 Pheria   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1199 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:18 AM

Anyone in here played Dark Rose Valkyrie? I see it's $15 in this weeks holiday sale on PSN. I did check and it has mediocre review scores but I couldn't tell if the few I looked at were from people that generally enjoy CH games like Neptunia and Fairy Fencer. If I had more money to blow I'd just go for it, but you know holidays and stuff.

I only played very little of the beginning. I like CH games like Neptunia and Fairy Fencer, but Dark Rose Valkyrie falls in a lower tier for me where Omega Quintet also resides. I'm assuming the two are done by a similar team, but it could just be the difference in character design.



#20623 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1786 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:31 AM

I'm a little late but it looks like no one posted it yet so

 

Humble MangaGamer and Friends Bundle

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Higurashi Ch 1 & 2

A Kiss for the Petals - Remembering How We Met

 

Avg Tier($7 at the time of this post)

If My Heart Had Wings + Soundtrack

LoveKami -Divinity Stage- + Soundtrack

Go! Go! Nippon! Complete Collection

Higurashi Ch 3 & 4

 

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Higurashi Ch 5

LoveKami -Useless Goddess- + Soundtrack

Princess Evangile All Ages Version



#20624 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:53 AM

I only played very little of the beginning. I like CH games like Neptunia and Fairy Fencer, but Dark Rose Valkyrie falls in a lower tier for me where Omega Quintet also resides. I'm assuming the two are done by a similar team, but it could just be the difference in character design.

Yeah, I put about 10 hours into Omega Quintet and it wasn't enjoyable. I can see Dark Rose Valkyrie being the exact same drag. Of course, DRV looks easier to platinum at the least.



#20625 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4668 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:03 AM

 


#20626 nagpo  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:31 AM

pretty hyped for this. It's looking better. graphics have improved and so has the amount of characters on screen



#20627 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4668 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

 
 


#20628 DarthPwner  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

I've bought Steins;Gate four times already lol! I will get the Switch version for this, making that total five times. Those characters are VERY near and dear to my heart. Can't wait to play that 8-bit rendition!

#20629 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2753 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:27 PM

I've bought Steins;Gate four times already lol! I will get the Switch version for this, making that total five times. Those characters are VERY near and dear to my heart. Can't wait to play that 8-bit rendition!

I really *really* disliked the game. It rubbed me in all the wrong ways. I pretty much hated all the characters save Daru (whom I loved) and Suhuza (who was OK).

 

Then I watched the animes and then I *got* it. It's funny that the medium used to present the story made such a difference to me. I havent bought Steins;Gate 0, but eagerly await the anime.



#20630 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   501 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:06 PM

I really *really* disliked the game. It rubbed me in all the wrong ways. I pretty much hated all the characters save Daru (whom I loved) and Suhuza (who was OK).

 

Then I watched the animes and then I *got* it. It's funny that the medium used to present the story made such a difference to me. I havent bought Steins;Gate 0, but eagerly await the anime.

 

I was also very disappointed with Steins Gate (vita), but mostly because I had been playing games like 999 and Danganronpa and went in expecting puzzles or something.  Instead it was a straight-line VN with almost no story choices.  It might as well just have been a book.



#20631 NeoMonk  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:39 PM

That looks pretty damn cool, so while someone was screen capping the anime they were actually working on this version of the game  :-​ 



#20632 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2536 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:56 PM

It might as well just have been a book.

 

You've just described the vast majority of visual novels. Games like the Zero Escape series and Danganronpa are the exception, not the rule. If it's not for you, then it's not for you. But you probably should have done a little more research before assuming that it was going to be identical to other experiences that aren't representative of the genre.



#20633 DarthPwner  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:13 PM

Hey, if they made a book of it, I'd have bought that too! I just like the narrative and the characters are so well developed. I especially like all the endings... You don't get those in the anime. I thought the anime was just ok, comparatively.

I didn't care as much for Steins;Gate 0, but I did like seeing the characters again. I especially liked seeing the future versions of the characters! (Daru did look like a pimp!) I didn't care for it as much, mostly because Okabe wasn't as bold as he usually is. He was mostly depressed in it and I think it took away a lot from his character. (And the fact that his alter-ego Kyouma was absent until the end...)

#20634 kipz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

Hey, if they made a book of it, I'd have bought that too! I just like the narrative and the characters are so well developed. I especially like all the endings... You don't get those in the anime. I thought the anime was just ok, comparatively.

I didn't care as much for Steins;Gate 0, but I did like seeing the characters again. I especially liked seeing the future versions of the characters! (Daru did look like a pimp!) I didn't care for it as much, mostly because Okabe wasn't as bold as he usually is. He was mostly depressed in it and I think it took away a lot from his character. (And the fact that his alter-ego Kyouma was absent until the end...)

I'll always watch/read/play new S;G content for my precious Mayushii



#20635 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   630 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

dsman3717

Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

If I remember correctly, the branching of the story for the Steins;Gate VN was through texting certain responses to specific characters throughout the game.

 

I thought this was kinda unique, but at the same time kind of annoying. I had to look up a guide for why I didn't get the route of the character I was hoping for constantly.

 

I think I am still missing a few specific routes, but never got back to the game.

 

I'm not too sure about Steins;Gate 0. I haven't played long enough to determine how routes are progressed (or if there are any at all lol)



#20636 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2753 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:22 AM

You've just described the vast majority of visual novels. Games like the Zero Escape series and Danganronpa are the exception, not the rule. If it's not for you, then it's not for you. But you probably should have done a little more research before assuming that it was going to be identical to other experiences that aren't representative of the genre.

Much like the other poster, I was also unaware that it was more book than game. However, it was suggested to me by folks on these boards *because* I had expressed fondness for Zero Escape, Phoenix Wright , Hotel Dusk, and Danganronpa games. I suppose I *could* have done more 'homework', but these were pretty much the same folks that said if I liked Zero Escape and Phoenix Wright, I'd like Danganronpa...and they were right, so in I went. 

 

If I remember correctly, the branching of the story for the Steins;Gate VN was through texting certain responses to specific characters throughout the game.

 

I thought this was kinda unique, but at the same time kind of annoying. I had to look up a guide for why I didn't get the route of the character I was hoping for constantly.

 

I think I am still missing a few specific routes, but never got back to the game.

 

I'm not too sure about Steins;Gate 0. I haven't played long enough to determine how routes are progressed (or if there are any at all lol)

I'd be stunned if anyone was able to suss out the way to get all the endings sans guide. The mix of required text answers, particularly for Kurisu's ending are just have no particular rhyme or reason. Even understanding their relationship as portrayed in the "true ending", it seems like some of the choices would have been answered differently than what is required. Additionally, some of the endings (I'm looking at you Farris) didnt seemed earned at all. At least there's the auto-skip function, so if you have an hour or so, it may be worth it to save scum through the choices just to see what's there (with guide in hand of course).



#20637 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2933 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

I've bought Steins;Gate four times already lol! I will get the Switch version for this, making that total five times. Those characters are VERY near and dear to my heart. Can't wait to play that 8-bit rendition!

I also really love the characters! I always say this, but Moeka reminds me so much of myself.

 

And Mayuri's "Tutturu!" is just so darn cute.



#20638 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:40 AM

Much like the other poster, I was also unaware that it was more book than game. However, it was suggested to me by folks on these boards *because* I had expressed fondness for Zero Escape, Phoenix Wright , Hotel Dusk, and Danganronpa games. I suppose I *could* have done more 'homework', but these were pretty much the same folks that said if I liked Zero Escape and Phoenix Wright, I'd like Danganronpa...and they were right, so in I went. 

Yeah, where I don't follow all titles that closely sometimes, I have yet to buy a VN not knowing it before hand. I had never heard of SG until the Vita version came around, but in checking it out at the time, almost anything I could find showed it was a VN. But due to all the great reviews, I decided to grab it. I still haven't tried it yet, and where I wish it was more interactive, a good novel is always great to read, so I'm fine either way.



#20639 BigManJapan  

BigManJapan

Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:40 AM

I'd be stunned if anyone was able to suss out the way to get all the endings sans guide. The mix of required text answers, particularly for Kurisu's ending are just have no particular rhyme or reason. 

While I enjoyed the game, I thought it was going to be more of an interactive experience (like getting to choose more dialogue choices than the very few options we were given). The texts you do get to pick from make zero sense in the context of which ending you get. When I got my ending I was baffled how it happened. Nor did it motivate me to replay the game to get a different character's end. Enjoyed it for a one-off experience though, but I liked the anime infinitely more.



#20640 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4668 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:40 AM