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#24451 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   804 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:40 PM

It was 13580 + 3120 JPY, so ~$151 shipped. Amiami (and Amazon.co.jp) still has it in stock, and the Vita version is about $20 cheaper. Amiami offering DHL shipping saved my butt, cause SAL Parcel was 5900.

To be fair, Chinese and Taiwanese mahjong are much easier to learn. Riichi is much, much more complicated. I have a Chinese set, but I typically avoid physical Riichi because I have never not messed up the scoring.


Thanks for the info, probably will pick up the vita version then. I've only ever played chinese style, but even then the scoring is complicated as hell. Riichii style is just confusing, but it's the only version most available/accessible.

Lyndis is best Lord.


Can't like this enough lol. Waifu lord is only lord.

#24452 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:33 PM

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Will Get a Downloadable Demo in the West

 

New Ghost of Tsushima Footage Shows Absolutely Gorgeous Environments and Graphics

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Dead or Alive 6 Gets Explosive Gameplay Showing Kasumi, Helena, Ryu, Zack and More in Action

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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin’s Pretty World And Flashy Action Shown In E3 2018 Trailer

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Does Not Have Classes, Stats, Or Any Online Communication

 

Capcom Explains Why There Was Such A Long Wait Between Mega Man 10 And Mega Man 11

 

Tetsuya Nomura Talks Potential DLC For Kingdom Hearts III, HD 1.5 + 2.5 For Xbox One

 

New SoulCalibur VI Gameplay Shows Ivy, Taki, Maxi, and Kilik in Action

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Nintendo Treehouse Live – E3 2018 – First Daemon X Machina gameplay

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Reggie: Nintendo has more to show in the weeks/months ahead, talks lootboxes, stock dropping, eSports

 

Cygames’ Project Awakening early gameplay video shown behind closed doors at E3 2018

 

Hideo Kojima Talks About Death Stranding’s Gameplay Trailer, Actors, Characters, and More



#24453 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11308 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

Thanks for the info, probably will pick up the vita version then. I've only ever played chinese style, but even then the scoring is complicated as hell. Riichii style is just confusing, but it's the only version most available/accessible.


Can't like this enough lol. Waifu lord is only lord.

 

best criticals

Pls no. This don't need the DLC. Unless it's free



#24454 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4321 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:03 AM

Lyndis is best Lord.

 

I just want to solo the game with Hector.

And because of awesome lords like them is why I said most.  Sadly good lord units are a rarity for whatever reason.  

 

That is more than likely a cult of evil/evil organization.  Or at least that's what my vast experience with rpgs tells me. Since 9 times out of ten if there's a church then it's evil.

 

Roy is locked as 5 move sword user with 6 con, not many lords are treated this badly, and there are games like Ike emblem or sigurd emblem out there.

To be fair the stats across the board are lower in that game so it's no wonder.  Most units are lucky if they hit 20 attack.  You can't say that of other fire emblems.

 

5 movement isn't that low though. it's about average.  lyn erika hector ephraim and eliwood all had 5 movement as well.  Ike had 8 in por and 7 in rd so he's an odd exception.  its one of the many reasons why I dislike lord units since they are slow ass swordsman.  In a series where you typically get much better swordsman in the merc class.



#24455 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:56 AM

Roy promo is super late tho, the other lords can usually promote much earlier gaining more move.



#24456 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:29 AM

Fate/Extella Link DLC Lineup No. 2 ‘Resort Set’ trailer

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Japanese Little Dragons Cafe trailer

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Team Sonic Racing Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN LIVE E3 2018

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Zanki Zero details parasites, standard and charge attacks, parts destruction, and co-sleeping effects

 

Senran Kagura Reflexions – Yomi DLC footage

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Super Neptunia RPG details dungeons, battles

 

Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of a New Land official Japanese website opened



#24457 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36690 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:47 AM

I'm so glad Sega released a demo for Shining Resonance Refrain so I could experience how boring the game is. It's sad that this is what we get after years of no Shining games, but alas, preorder canceled. :cry:



#24458 artego   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   225 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:51 AM

Isn't that only half the set? I remember reading this up when the set was announced, and the PS4 version had half the tiles, the Vita CE had the other half...

 

I know there's a pick-up thread, but I wanted to show this off.

 

Got the Fate Extella Link with the mahjong set. It's pretty big. And heavy (almost 6.5 lbs).

 

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#24459 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11308 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:51 AM

I'm so glad Sega released a demo for Shining Resonance Refrain so I could experience how boring the game is. It's sad that this is what we get after years of no Shining games, but alas, preorder canceled. :cry:

The demo is really short though. 

 

As stated by Drakeon. 

"The demo is very short and only contains the very beginning of the game (the tower) with a bit of tutorial. There is very little combat and it's mostly VN style dialogue, so just a heads up. It seems like it lets you save at the end of the demo, thus I assume you'll be able to pick up where you left off with the main game."



#24460 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4321 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:21 AM

Roy promo is super late tho, the other lords can usually promote much earlier gaining more move.

 

Most lords promote late.  Eliwood promotes in chapter 26 and hector in chapter 28 iirc. lyn earliest promotion is chapter 24 or you can promote hector/eliwood instead depending on route.  

erika/ephraim only promote after chapter 16.  

macaih promotes the worst of any character imo since she gets double promotion and both are towards the end of the game in quick succession. 

 

Ike is again an exception to the rule since he promotes towards the middle of his respective game.

 

Then there's marth in shadow dragon who instead of promoting just gets to level 10 more times.  Granted from what I understand he was broken in the original with falchion so whatever.



#24461 Vendetta   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:06 AM

I can confirm that the MJ tiles in the Extella Link are pretty decent, and to my amazement as someone who really disliked Extella, Extella Link is surprisingly very fun.



#24462 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11308 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:10 AM

Gif Drop of Devil May Cry V

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#24463 elessar123  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:11 AM

Isn't that only half the set? I remember reading this up when the set was announced, and the PS4 version had half the tiles, the Vita CE had the other half...

Na, it's the whole set. The promo sets showed only 1/4 of a set (since each pattern has 4 identical ones). But we found out not long after that that it's a full set.



#24464 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

Most lords promote late. Eliwood promotes in chapter 26 and hector in chapter 28 iirc. lyn earliest promotion is chapter 24 or you can promote hector/eliwood instead depending on route.
erika/ephraim only promote after chapter 16.
macaih promotes the worst of any character imo since she gets double promotion and both are towards the end of the game in quick succession.

Ike is again an exception to the rule since he promotes towards the middle of his respective game.

Then there's marth in shadow dragon who instead of promoting just gets to level 10 more times. Granted from what I understand he was broken in the original with falchion so whatever.

But hector and eliwood start at chapter 11, so it's more like 14 16 18 for 3 lords vs Roy's 21x

#24465 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   801 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

Senran Kagura Reflexions – Yomi DLC footage

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Both Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion and the Yomi DLC coming out in the same day was truly a gift from the gods. The only thing that would make this even better is if Ai Kayano voiced the Octolings also.

 

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#24466 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6582 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:09 AM

I'm so glad Sega released a demo for Shining Resonance Refrain so I could experience how boring the game is. It's sad that this is what we get after years of no Shining games, but alas, preorder canceled. :cry:

I haven't followed the Shining series in ages, but yeah, it always sucks when a company returns to a franchise, only to offer a lesser title to long time fans. Then normally like clockwork, they state how no one is interested as the current game often sells poorly due to quality, so they tell everyone how the interest is no longer there and no future games will happen. They love to pass the blame on to consumers, when a simple look in the mirror shows where the issues are. Hopefully that doesn't become the case here, as maybe the game is more than early impressions, but I've seen it happen more often than not.



#24467 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

The demo is really short though.

It's unfortunate that they decided to just have the demo at the very beginning of the game. It doesn't really do much to show off combat and what it does show is very basic and only really solo action outside of a very short and easy final battle in the demo. A place later in the game would've been better or let you at least make it a little further than the town segment that's right after the tower. I recall there being an optional Gryphon hunt that helped show off combat a bit better. It would also show off the camping, which is similar to Grandia camping.

 

Supplice has actually beaten the game though, unlike me. However if the demo made someone not pre-order then that is fine. They can always change their minds if they want after the game releases and people have given their full game impressions.



#24468 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36690 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:03 PM

The demo is really short though. 

 

As stated by Drakeon. 

"The demo is very short and only contains the very beginning of the game (the tower) with a bit of tutorial. There is very little combat and it's mostly VN style dialogue, so just a heads up. It seems like it lets you save at the end of the demo, thus I assume you'll be able to pick up where you left off with the main game."

Right, but after doing more research (that I probably should have done before preordering the game in the first place), I found that the majority of the full game's character interactions are in the same VN style--which I've come to hate in RPGs when not handled like Persona with its interactions--and that there's only one town in the whole game. I'm also not a fan of anything that references 5-10 exclusive terms in as many minutes without explaining any of them.

 

All in all, I just don't think Shining Resonance is worthy of my time, at least when it launches. If I ever buy it, it'll be at $20 or less, and only if I can't find some other JRPG to occupy my time.



#24469 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1500 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:52 PM

I didn't preorder Shining Resonance because I was on the fence already, and yeah the demo did nothing for me. 

 

I wonder if Sega is going to bother patching their new Genesis collection, the sound issues in it are kinda annoying. I would like to play Shining Force and SFII on it but hopefully without hearing a grinding noise every 10 mins or so.



#24470 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   801 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:18 PM

Magic Knight Grand Charion is available for free on PSN

 

Magic Knight Grand Charion - Free

 

>tfw no Little Witch Academia Season 2

 

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I'd honestly prefer a season 2 over Darling in the FranXX which has been a pretty predictable series.



#24471 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4321 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

But hector and eliwood start at chapter 11, so it's more like 14 16 18 for 3 lords vs Roy's 21x

for 2 lords.  you brought up hector and eliwoods join times so you have to segregate lyn.  And that's still only 3-4 chapters before the end of the game for eliwood and hector.  Lyns is about 6 till the end of the game since she can promote earlier than them.  Without counting the extra chapters.  Add those to the pile and it's quite a big difference since she would be promoting 30 chapters into the game and 9 before the end of it.

 

and roy promotes also 4 chapters before the end of the game.

Late promotion is a characteristic found in nearly ALL LORD UNITS.  Just like low movement and middling stats in most cases.  Also I can't recall who brought up con stat on roy but lyns is lower than his and eliwoods was only 1 point higher iirc.  So again every complaint thus far that has been lodged isn't exclusive to him.



#24472 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   3901 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:04 PM

Looks like Resident Evil 2 is increasing in price a bit from the announcement of the REmake.



#24473 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:12 PM

Ace Combat 7 Screenshots Show Gorgeous Weather Effects, Advanced Maneuvers, and World Map

 

Dead or Alive 6 — Kasumi Will Still Have Her Iconic Costume; Devs Clarify Jiggle Physics Aren’t Gone

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ for Nintendo Switch Shines in New Gameplay

 

New Jump Force Gameplay Trailer Shows Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto Heroes in Action

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Ghost of Tsushima’s Gameplay with Japanese Voices Is Just Perfect; will feature optional Japanese voice acting

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Shuhei Yoshida Confirms There Are Still New Unannounced PS4 Exclusives

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Shines in First Nintendo Switch Gameplay

 

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Looks Explosive in New PS4 Gameplay

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#24474 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   224 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

superxgaga

Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

She also got mani katti a 3 weight weapon with 45 uses, also not forced to deploy every map. I'm just saying Roy has it somewhat rougher early on, i mean after promo he can be more broken than Ryoma/Xander in fate. Also that 4 chapters b4 ending only apply to the BS true ending.

#24475 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11308 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

Magic Knight Grand Charion is available for free on PSN

Magic Knight Grand Charion - Free

>tfw no Little Witch Academia Season 2

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I'd honestly prefer a season 2 over Darling in the FranXX which has been a pretty predictable series.


Thanks. I didn't want to preorder the game

#24476 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:13 PM

Dead or Alive 6 Gameplay Shows Tutorial, Alternate Colors and More

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Cygames’s Mysterious Console JRPG “Project Awakening” Will Be a “Grand-Scale Game”

 

The Chances Of Star Wars And Avengers Characters Joining Kingdom Hearts Are Very Low

 

SOULCALIBUR VI Gets Gorgeous 4K PC Gameplay and Official System Requirements

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Visual Novel Hapymaher Launching Next Month

 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown details story, new features

 

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Looks Inevitably Awesome in Lots of PS4 Gameplay in English

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Yoko Taro, Takahisa Taura, Yosuke Saito Talk About A Possible NieR: Automata Switch Port



#24477 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

 

 

Shuhei Yoshida Confirms There Are Still New Unannounced PS4 Exclusives

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Well *of course* there are! I mean, at the very least, though not announced, you *know* there is going to be an MLB The Show 19 (probably 20 as well) on the PS4.  This is that great non-news news. Thanks for compiling the links as always.



#24478 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40026 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

Glad they released a demo for Shining so I could see it isn't awful on Switch. Considering grabbing it there now.



#24479 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2592 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:33 PM

Looks like Resident Evil 2 is increasing in price a bit from the announcement of the REmake.

 

That's not actually surprising. The REmake was a port of an existing GameCube/Wii release, which also got released on the PC. They changed very little in terms of content, mainly just focusing on bringing the game over to new platforms in a stable format. From what we've seen of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it is going to be a top-to-bottom revision, with different gameplay, and full-on 3D graphics as opposed to the pre-rendered backgrounds of REmake. It wouldn't be unusual for them to charge the full $60 for that. It will effectively be no different than a new game. They'll have an existing story to work from, but everything else will have to be re-tooled.

 

If they were giving it the same treatment as REmake, I would not look kindly on a full-priced release. But with the amount of effort they appear to be putting in, I have no problem with it. I may still wait until I can get it for less, this is CAG, after all.



#24480 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:19 AM

Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo is out on the eShop for the Switch. It will carry over progress to the game when it releases. It's a 1.6GB download and I believe will last about 3 hours in length.

 

 

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