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#22951 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2886 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:02 AM

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#22952 Markmallow  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:54 AM

I noticed the Ni No Kuni 2 Collector’s Edition is a part of the buy 1 get 1 50% off deal at Target. If you wanted to buy two of them you’d save $100 on the 2nd Collector’s Edition.

I thought I’d mention this for anyone that might like to open one and keep another sealed.

#22953 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:19 AM

The Kiwami 2 steelbook looks radical though

I liked the steel book for the first game as well tbh. Got no complaints about doing it again.


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#22954 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2271 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:34 AM

Why does Amazon have only a few of the Danganronpa games in stock? Best Buy seems to have more and that's almost never the case. Are Danganronpa 1-2 Reload and Ultra Despair worth it if you have the Vita versions?


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#22955 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5450 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:39 AM

Ni no Kuni II is finally releasing. One of the bigger named games we've had in a while. However I do want to mention that Ghost of a Tale came out of early access on PC last week and I do highly recommend checking it out.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- Azure Saga: Pathfinder (RPG)
- Ghost of a Tale (ARPG)
- Mermaid Land (Puzzle)

Weekly Releases (March 18th - March 24th)

Detective Pikachu
- Platform(s): 3DS
- Genre: Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Assault Gunners HD Edition
- Platform(s): PS4, PC
- Genre: Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Attack on Titan 2
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, XB1, PC
- Genre: Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole - From Dusk till Casa Bonita (DLC)
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1, PC
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Tekken 7: Noctis Lucis Caelum (DLC)
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1, PC
- Genre: Fighting
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.
- Comments: DLC for Noctis as a playable character.

Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita
- Genre: SHMUP / Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Physical release. Includes all DLC.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
- Platform(s): PS4, PC
- Genre: RPG / Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Audio Beats
- Platform(s): PS VR
- Genre: Rhythm
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Earthlock
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Was previously released on PS4. This is just an 'updated' version they're re-releasing it as. Previous owners should 'own' this one.

Titan Quest
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1
- Genre: Hack'n'Slash / Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.
- Comments: Port of an older PC game, similar to Diablo.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Platformer / Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on 3DS, Wii U, PS4, XB1 & PC.

ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes 2 Jet
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Fighting
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only.

Eat Beat Deadspike-san
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Rhythm
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Mobile port. Based on Blazblue.

Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Beat'em Up
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Port from the GBA.

Legend of Himari
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Action
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

What is love?
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Rhythm Girl
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Rhythm
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Sisters In Hotel: Episode 2
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Crypto Girl The Visual Novel
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Warawara Invaders
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: SHMUP
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Episicava - Vol. 1
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Moe Jigsaw
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Jigsaw Puzzle
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Past Releases
March 11th - March 17th
March 4th - March 10th
February 25th - March 3rd
February 18th - February 24th
February 11th - February 17th



#22956 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   1998 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

I hope that kiwami 3 does get made since it was the last game to cut content when brought over (afaik).

oh i completely forgot they did that, it was just the hostess mini game? or what else?

#22957 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1366 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:00 PM

Are Danganronpa 1-2 Reload and Ultra Despair worth it if you have the Vita versions?

I found Danganronpa 1 to be worse on ps4. textures look worse and camera is rough for a console game.  Went back to vita version.  Haven't tried UDG though.


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#22958 incrediblehark   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:11 PM

Sorry if its already been posted but I just saw the Project Octopath Traveler Wayfarer's Edition was available for preorder on Best Buy ($79.99 w/GCU)



#22959 Ponoko Senpai  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

Ni no Kuni II is finally releasing. One of the bigger named games we've had in a while.

considering studio ghibli had nothing to do with this game (bandai just milking a sequel), i'll wait on actual reviews before jumping on it.



#22960 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5450 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

considering studio ghibli had nothing to do with this game (bandai just milking a sequel), i'll wait on actual reviews before jumping on it.

When you look at the titles we've got more recently, it's still a fairly bigger named title when it comes to this thread.

 

Granted I never fully finished the first game thanks to the capturing tied in with a poor leveling system for a capture game for under-leveled allies along with the game dragging its feet too much. It was also the game that is in my top three for worst ally AI I've ever personally experienced in an RPG. Losing fights constantly that aren't even difficult because I have no control over allies skill use paired with my unit choices because I refused to use overpowered ones. Though my luck with AI tends to be when everybody else is going well, my experience is going like shit and vice versa.

 

Thankfully for me they got rid of the capturing mechanic (which I'm never really a big fan of to begin with) which means its down to my luck with AI and the story/pacing. So I'm hoping I end up enjoying it more than the first one, which isn't a terribly high bar to begin with for me.



#22961 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8675 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:23 PM

considering studio ghibli had nothing to do with this game (bandai just milking a sequel), i'll wait on actual reviews before jumping on it.

Ghibli did not have anything to do with it, however character designer Yoshiyuki Momose and music composer Joe Hisaishi is back for this game. So I don't think this is just milking a sequel because they still shelled out the money for those two. Plus it's been 5 years now and we all know how fast they can pump out Tales games.

 

So I have hope on this game.


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#22962 Markmallow  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:24 PM

So I just remembered that Root Double came out on the Vita and thought I’d ask if it’s worth it at $40? Or would you guys recommend waiting for a sell?

#22963 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8402 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:02 PM

So I just remembered that Root Double came out on the Vita and thought I’d ask if it’s worth it at $40? Or would you guys recommend waiting for a sell?

It's good for a VN. Has a lot of intrigue and a very interesting choice system. Many, many bad endings and one true end. It's not one of those games where you get people, so you just make the best of your situation. The perfect price for it is $20, but it's well worth playing. One of the better VNs I played the year it got localized. 



#22964 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4161 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:24 PM

considering studio ghibli had nothing to do with this game (bandai just milking a sequel), i'll wait on actual reviews before jumping on it.

Considering they barely had any involvement in the first game it was idiotic to put much stock into them working on the game in the first place.  And hopefully the second isn't boring as sin like the first 1 was.


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#22965 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4469 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:29 PM

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Character Tharja Shown Off On A Fire Emblem Cipher Livestream

 

An hour of Gal*Gun 2 English Switch footage

 

Your Four Knight Princess Training Story Switch footage

 

New Valkyria Chronicles 4 Videos Introduce Cute Sniper Neige and Loving Engineer Rita

 

Octopath Traveler Gets New Screenshots Showing Characters and More



#22966 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:52 PM

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#22967 Markmallow  

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

It's good for a VN. Has a lot of intrigue and a very interesting choice system. Many, many bad endings and one true end. It's not one of those games where you get people, so you just make the best of your situation. The perfect price for it is $20, but it's well worth playing. One of the better VNs I played the year it got localized.


I appreciate the input. I’m pretty happy to hear it has an interesting choice system. I think I’m going to wait a little while though and see if it goes on sell. What’s great is it’s not going anywhere and I don’t have to worry about it becoming rare due to it being digital only.

I have Chaos Child and the Utawarerumono games that I still haven’t played too, so I’ll probably play through those first.

#22968 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1180 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:28 AM

oh i completely forgot they did that, it was just the hostess mini game? or what else?

https://en.wikipedia...tern_releases_2



#22969 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4469 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:41 AM

Warriors Orochi 4 Gets English Trailer Teasing Western Release for 2018

Spoiler

 

Mary Skelter 2 Gets First Gameplay Trailer Showing Battle

 

Fate/Extella Link To Reveal Two New Playable Servants In A March 20 Live Stream



#22970 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4178 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:28 AM

Mmmmhm, I’m always down for (hopefully) quality musou.

Along with hyrule warriors coming, And I still gotta finish FE warriors.

Just go ahead and announce pirate warriors 4 this e3, m’kay? While you’re at it, gundam warriors 4. Just gimme all of it.

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#22971 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:56 AM

Don't forget Atelier Warriors



#22972 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2438 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 05:18 AM

And Ultimate Warriors

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#22973 Thermopyle  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:19 PM

Anybody play Caligula Effect? If so, thoughts on that? The gameplay looks pretty cool but there's some pretty mixed reports about the game's performance on Vita. This is the first time it's had a sale and the price is decent, but with there being an expanded PS4 version announced for May (though no localization mentioned yet) I'm a bit hesitant to pick it up.


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#22974 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36392 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:29 PM

Anybody play Caligula Effect? If so, thoughts on that? The gameplay looks pretty cool but there's some pretty mixed reports about the game's performance on Vita. This is the first time it's had a sale and the price is decent, but with there being an expanded PS4 version announced for May (though no localization mentioned yet) I'm a bit hesitant to pick it up.

I'd hold off. The improvements to the PS4 version sound significant enough that they might fix most (if not all) of the problems people had with the Vita version. I suspect Atlus will announce a localization of Caligula Effect: Overdose within the next month or two.


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#22975 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4469 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 05:07 PM

Gust To Announce The Next Atelier Game In May Or June, More To Come For Blue Reflection

 

Atelier Marie + Elie: The Alchemists Of Salburg 1 & 2 Fan Translation Complete

 

Octopath Traveler Details Tressa, Alfyn, Ability And Battle Job Systems

 

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Gets Screenshots For Tsuyu, Momo, And Denki



#22976 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kusoge. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10661 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

Anybody play Caligula Effect? If so, thoughts on that? The gameplay looks pretty cool but there's some pretty mixed reports about the game's performance on Vita. This is the first time it's had a sale and the price is decent, but with there being an expanded PS4 version announced for May (though no localization mentioned yet) I'm a bit hesitant to pick it up.

Get the PS4 version



#22977 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5450 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:08 PM

Atelier Marie + Elie: The Alchemists Of Salburg 1 & 2 Fan Translation Complete

Interesting. Owned both games for a while but never the compilation of the two. I'll have to give them a shot in English whenever there's a dry spell between larger releases. Hopefully I remember it around that time.

 

 

 

Speaking of which, the Zero no Kiseki fan translation was at 60% for editing a month ago approximately. Two months prior it was at around 50% edited, so we're looking at 5% a month if it continues at that pace. Ao no Kiseki has been translated but editing won't start until after Zero has finished. I really hope both get done before Cold Steel III releases since it heavily references every Trails/Kiseki arc. So hopefully editing picks up the pace a little bit.



#22978 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19837 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:23 PM

Lost Spehar Switch is back in stock, who knows for how long

 

https://store.na.squ...nintendo-switch


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#22979 mr_top_hat   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   146 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:49 PM

Lost Spehar Switch is back in stock, who knows for how long

 

https://store.na.squ...nintendo-switch

Honestly, I'd imagine for a while. I heard it's a step down from I Am Setsuna, and that game was already mediocre imo. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, that doesn't really stop collectors.



#22980 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8675 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:25 PM

Lost Spehar Switch is back in stock, who knows for how long

 

https://store.na.squ...nintendo-switch

It's on Steam and it's not an exceptional game. I will buy it but since it's on Steam I will buy it at the eventual $7.50 sale.


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