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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#25321 kintanos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   516 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:53 AM

Since it was being talked about earlier, I decided to go for the Fate Extella Link LE on Amazon JP.  I ordered 3 days ago and received it already.



#25322 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4787 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:13 AM

Atelier Rorona DX, Atelier Totori DX, and Atelier Meruru DX full-length trailer

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Border Break PS4 tops 300,000 players in one week

 

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit Announced for PS4, Switch, and PC with First Screenshots

 

Varnir of the Dragon Star Gets Opening Cutscene and Bonus Art Trailer (NSFW)

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Hanasaki Work Spring! Getting PS4 Release in November in Japan

 

Deemo for Switch physical edition launches October 25 in Japan



#25323 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2801 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:50 PM

Hmm when was the last time we had see through consoles and handhelds.  n64 and gba?

I have a blue translucent 2DS. I think they made a red one too. Oh and there was that green OG XBox. 
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#25324 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8845 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:24 PM

Not much into translucent consoles. I did like that purple one for a Gameboy Color a while back though.

 

Also been on vacation so my review of Hapymaher is still coming. I'm working on Sweet Switch right now, and will be done in a few hours, so I'll try to do that one too. I know some people like my VN reviews, so I'll get it out sometime hopefully in a week or so for both.



#25325 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:55 PM

Since it was being talked about earlier, I decided to go for the Fate Extella Link LE on Amazon JP.  I ordered 3 days ago and received it already.

Same, got mine yesterday and ordered on Monday.  Just an FYI to folks, the MJ tile set are not regular full-sized tiles.  They're between the normal ones and miniature sets in size and the pictures are printed on as opposed to etched into the tiles.



#25326 dsman3717   Saber is Life CAGiversary!   658 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Kinda off-topic, but have any of you gotten Bullet Girls Phantasia from Play-Asia?

 

I was considering getting the game, and was wondering if anyone else had some thoughts on it.

 

The Limited Edition is also pretty tempting, but it looks like they are still expecting their stock to come in.



#25327 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8845 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:05 PM

Kinda off-topic, but have any of you gotten Bullet Girls Phantasia from Play-Asia?

 

I was considering getting the game, and was wondering if anyone else had some thoughts on it.

 

The Limited Edition is also pretty tempting, but it looks like they are still expecting their stock to come in.

Mine just barely shipped, but when it comes in I'll play it an hour and give some thoughts. It just came out, so I'm not sure who got it yet.



#25328 NeoMonk  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:11 PM

Persona Q2 New Ad (Showing Gameplay)

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#25329 elessar123  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

I was considering getting the game, and was wondering if anyone else had some thoughts on it.

Mine shipped maybe Monday? I haven't gotten it yet.



#25330 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11291 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:04 PM

Still waiting on my Shikhondo Soul Eater to come

#25331 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3496 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:40 AM

CrossCode is hitting version 1.0 on September 20th!

 

Unfortunately as far as I'm aware it's still PC only. There were a few articles stating it was "running on a PS4" back in the last PAX East, but I haven't seen anything to substantiate it from the developer or publisher. Since it runs using HTML5 and Java, it would need some kind of wrapper or a port to an entirely different engine to bring it onto consoles. It's possible that it could come out on the PS4 at some point, but I'd be wary until I hear it from the developer as I searched for proof but never found any somewhat recently.

 

Steam Page

Official Site

 

You can find a demo of the game on the Steam page, which is a download. There's also a demo on the official site that runs directly in your browser as well. It's one of my most anticipated indie games this year and I recommend checking it out.

I asked about the PS4 version on the Steam forum and a dev responded "the PS4 version will be released at a later time" so it looks like it will be coming eventually.



#25332 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11556 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:44 AM

Still waiting on my Shikhondo Soul Eater to come

Mine just arrived today - the PS4 version.



#25333 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:44 AM

just got my game from play-asia today  no coupon, last time i ordered SRW X they had it  tho



#25334 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5651 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:56 AM

I asked about the PS4 version on the Steam forum and a dev responded "the PS4 version will be released at a later time" so it looks like it will be coming eventually.

Seems like you're correct. It would be nice if they had something in a bit more of an official capacity instead of a random reply in a forum though.



#25335 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:11 AM

I don't know if its considered niche, but I am so damn excited for Dragon Quest XI to come out.

It is one of my favorite series besides Pokemon.

I can not wait to play it day one and enjoy all the fun to be had.

I pre ordered at GameStop for the buttons, just wish i had enough for the CE version.



#25336 Tora Chan   Making gainz and taking names CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:43 AM

Anyone play Cosmic Star Heroine? Wanted to hear about how the game is before buying it for myself



#25337 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6567 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

Anyone play Cosmic Star Heroine? Wanted to hear about how the game is before buying it for myself

I haven't personally played it, as I'm waiting on my physical copy to arrive, but I have read tons of reviews. If your familiar with the type of RPG's this game pays homage to, then your probably in for a treat. If your mostly in to current style big bang type RPG offerings, this game will probably leave you wanting.



#25338 denpanosekai  

denpanosekai

Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:58 PM

I don't know if its considered niche, but I am so damn excited for Dragon Quest XI to come out.

It is one of my favorite series besides Pokemon.

I can not wait to play it day one and enjoy all the fun to be had.

I pre ordered at GameStop for the buttons, just wish i had enough for the CE version.

On that note, I received an email from the Square Enix store saying Shipping? Now it includes a lanyard too, I guess I can retire my Dragon Quest Heroes lanyard.



#25339 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   387 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:18 PM

Anyone play Cosmic Star Heroine? Wanted to hear about how the game is before buying it for myself

Depends on what you are looking for, the game is fairly short for this kind of RPG (I got the plat trophy in like 18 hours) and the story and characters aren't that interesting imo (it's been less than a year since I played it and I can't even tell you a name of a single character in the game at this point), but, the gameplay is actually really solid. 

 

Pretty standard turn based RPG but you can only bring a certain amount of commands into battle (kinda like Pokemon) and for the most part they can only be used one time before you have to pass a turn using a recharge command to make them usable again. What makes it work though is that the game has a massive amount of buffs/debuffs you can apply and a hyper meter for each character that gives a big damage bonus every few turns (the meter charges at different rates for each character.) So the whole combat revolves around looking a few turns ahead and trying to plan it out so you stack as many damage increases as possible on your strongest attacks. On top of that each character also has very unique mechanics that make them all feel different, and there is something like 10 different party members so you have a lot of options.

 

My only real complaint was that when you found a good combo it breaks the whole game, normal enemies are a OHKO and bosses are like 3-4 turns max (even the optional super bosses.) Still worth playing though if you want an interesting battle system, there just isn't much else to the game other than that.



#25340 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:48 PM

On that note, I received an email from the Square Enix store saying Shipping? Now it includes a lanyard too, I guess I can retire my Dragon Quest Heroes lanyard.

Mine is still in the chest with the keychain unopened.



#25341 dnl2ba   Inadvertent collector CAGiversary!   404 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:16 AM

Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is back in stock at Best Buy for $19.99 / $15.99 GCU. Thought I'd missed it since it was on clearance before it went OOS.

 

Edit: It appears OOS in search results, but Add to Cart appears on the item details page, and I was able to check out.



#25342 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2086 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:11 AM

I'm going to shoot myself

#25343 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8845 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:27 AM

Ummm has anyone else noticed that on Amazon maybe for some newly created pre-order games such as Punch Line (was going to pre-order this), Girl Metal, newest Atelier game, Death end Re:Quest, Zanki Zero, Liar Princess, Princess Guide, Penguin Wars, P5 and P3 dancing games, maybe others.....but I don't see any 20% off pre-order price for any of those. 

 

It may be speculation of course, but it maybe the beginning of the end for the pre-order discount. These games don't fall under the remaster rule or whatever for that, so it may be sneaking off of newer listings and well that's it for it. 



#25344 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5651 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:21 AM

I'm not feeling particularly creative this morning since I'll be busy all day. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm missing a thing or three from the list.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- Lingering Fragrance (Visual Novel)

Weekly Releases (August 12th - August 18th)

Death's Gambit
- Platform(s): PS4, PC
- Genre: Action Platformer / Metroidvania?
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Published by Adult Swim.

Phantom Doctrine
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1, PC
- Genre: SRPG / Espionage
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Similar gameplay to XCOM and their previous title, Hard West.

Super Night Riders
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Racing
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Previously released on XB1 & PC. Retro arcade inspired motorcycle racing.

Space Hulk (Re-release)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: SRPG
- Comments: Physical release only. It released digitally some time ago.

Space Hulk Ascension (Re-release)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: SRPG
- Comments: Physical release only. It released digitally some time ago.

XCOM 2 Collection (Re-release)
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1
- Genre: SRPG
- Comments: Includes all DLC, but not sure if it's on the disc or not.

Cosmic Star Heroine
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on a bunch of platforms.

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4, Vita, XB1 & PC.

The Coma: Recut
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released for PS4, XB1 & PC. Korean indie game. Remaster.

West of Loathing (LRG Release)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: RPG
- Comments: Physical edition release by Limited Run Games.

Dragon Spear
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Action RPG / Beat'em Up
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Korean dev.

Newton and the Apple Tree
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

SpaceExcavators
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: SHMUP / Sidescroller
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Neko Dungeon
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Roguelike / RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Lucy Got Problems
- Platform(s):
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: Yes.
- Online: N/A


Past Releases
August 5th - August 11th
July 29th - August 4th
July 22nd - July 28th
July 15th - July 21st
July 8th - July 14th



#25345 bigstew  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:35 AM

Ummm has anyone else noticed that on Amazon maybe for some newly created pre-order games such as Punch Line (was going to pre-order this), Girl Metal, newest Atelier game, Death end Re:Quest, Zanki Zero, Liar Princess, Princess Guide, Penguin Wars, P5 and P3 dancing games, maybe others.....but I don't see any 20% off pre-order price for any of those. 

 

It may be speculation of course, but it maybe the beginning of the end for the pre-order discount. These games don't fall under the remaster rule or whatever for that, so it may be sneaking off of newer listings and well that's it for it. 

yeah saw that, you should contact them to find out, also it wasnt just hd remakes but i believe also all in one collections which girl metal would fall under



#25346 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6567 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:37 AM

Ummm has anyone else noticed that on Amazon maybe for some newly created pre-order games such as Punch Line (was going to pre-order this), Girl Metal, newest Atelier game, Death end Re:Quest, Zanki Zero, Liar Princess, Princess Guide, Penguin Wars, P5 and P3 dancing games, maybe others.....but I don't see any 20% off pre-order price for any of those. 

 

It may be speculation of course, but it maybe the beginning of the end for the pre-order discount. These games don't fall under the remaster rule or whatever for that, so it may be sneaking off of newer listings and well that's it for it. 

Yeah, they've been all over the map with this in recent times. To my knowledge, most standard games will get the discount at some point, but it also seems a HUGE YMMV type situation. Something else that me and a few others noticed, was them having games up maybe a day or two, only to have them leave months leading up to release, with no return. Oh wait, the return happens, but not until the games official release date, and then the discount is of course gone.

 

I rarely if ever preorder new games, so these shady practices haven't hit me to hard, but for those who really rely on these discounts, I would contact CS and state your case. I know in the past, many will get them to add the discount, or commit to saying it will be applied. Then when shit goes south, you have proof for a discount.

 

Of course CS is all over the map as well, so one person may offer a free month of Prime, the next a credit, maybe another says your SOL, etc. I know anytime I contact them with any type of issue, they normally give me something that makes up for the problem. But I don't contact them all that much, but when I do, they know they  Fuck up! Of course this is all what was destined to happen after Amazon ran everyone else out of the game, so now they can pretty much do whatever, whenever.



#25347 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1813 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:43 PM

Kinda off-topic, but have any of you gotten Bullet Girls Phantasia from Play-Asia?

 

I was considering getting the game, and was wondering if anyone else had some thoughts on it.

 

The Limited Edition is also pretty tempting, but it looks like they are still expecting their stock to come in.

 

The limited edition preorders all got delayed because they didn't include the playing cards so play-asia is waiting till those come in hopefully next week to ship them out. Really grinds my gears especially since I paid for the 3 day shipping.

 

They're really letting Mel take over and do whatever he wants lol.



#25348 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6567 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Yeah, I'm interested in Bullet Girls Phantasia as well, but even if I heard it was terrible, I would probably still grab a Vita copy for the hell of it. LOL

 

Based on all the past Play-Asia "T&A" exclusives, I'm 99.9% sure this was way over produced, and I'm really just waiting on a proper sale. That sucks that the LE orders got delayed, but I can't blame them for waiting(even though it was their FU), as shipping the cards after the fact would cost a ton. They still could have offered up a proper discount or coupon for peoples trouble, but that seems unlikely. I'll for sure be keeping an eye on this, but the current asking price for a standard Vita cart is insane. I held out for DOA to get cheap, and I'll do the same here.



#25349 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:46 PM

Ummm has anyone else noticed that on Amazon maybe for some newly created pre-order games such as Punch Line (was going to pre-order this), Girl Metal, newest Atelier game, Death end Re:Quest, Zanki Zero, Liar Princess, Princess Guide, Penguin Wars, P5 and P3 dancing games, maybe others.....but I don't see any 20% off pre-order price for any of those. 

 

It may be speculation of course, but it maybe the beginning of the end for the pre-order discount. These games don't fall under the remaster rule or whatever for that, so it may be sneaking off of newer listings and well that's it for it. 

Yea, I've noticed that for awhile now.  Everything I locked in right around E3 has 20% off.  Everything I preordered since about a month after E3 hasn't received the 20% off yet.  Granted they are some pretty niche games (Moonlighter, Death and Re:Quest, Valthirian Arc, and Punchline), but it has made me wonder the same thing.  It feels like they are quietly getting rid of the 20% off. 

 

I don't preorder many AAA games so I'm not sure if any have gone up for preorder since early July that have the 20%.  But the 7 or so other niche games I have on my list to watch on Amazon that I have added since July, also do not have the 20% applied.



#25350 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4787 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:52 PM

Nekopara Vol. 2 Confirmed For PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

 

New Horror Game Teased by Bandai Namco

 

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy Artist Explains How the Game’s Waifus Were Designed

Spoiler

 

Little Dragons Café Gets Making Of Video Starring Yasuhiro Wada and Tomio Kanazawa

Spoiler

 

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment for PC Releasing This Month on Steam

 

Persona Q2 dev on how the project came to be, music, decision to feature Persona 3 female protagonist, more

 

Okami receiving the vinyl treatment