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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#27331 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6940 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

Wait, why would they remove it?

Licensing issues normally, as most digital titles have a limited shelf life based on how they where offered in the first place.



#27332 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11673 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

Just a heads up, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth was pulled from PSN. Can expect physical copies to start raising in price now.

Prices are already high up for the Vita version. As the title went OOP last year



#27333 biledriver   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   994 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

biledriver

Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:58 PM

Prices are already high up for the Vita version. As the title went OOP last year

Crap. I knew I should have picked one up when it was $40 or so. Oh well.

 

Speaking of which, any Vita fans on here that can suggest physical games to look for in these darkening days? Thinking mainly in terms of games with english subtitles at least although I'd pick up a shmup without translation but I have never seen many on Vita.

 

Only thing I don't really get into are the visual novels.



#27334 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:48 PM

well there is the famous persona 4 golden.  

 

tales of hearts r is engrish sub.

 

exist archive was an alright dungeon crawler though it starts out really hard since until you get your 5th party member you are at the mercy of rng for items and equipment.  I did the evil ending for the lulz. it is very cheap to find.

 

I have not played akibas beat but it is also cheap.

 

trails of cold seel 1 & 2 are good two is significantly better paced than one.  but both have better versions elsewhere.



#27335 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   293 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

superxgaga

Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:06 PM

Oh no dont play exist archive on vita, super long loading,and potential crashes in dungeon that could cost you up to an hour of progression. Altho if u just collecting the game, it's pretty cheap on both ps4 and vita. I just plat it last week, super grindy, but I liked the characters and some of the funny conversations/events

#27336 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:21 PM

If you do the story stuff and skip optional dungeons it isn't grindy.  Or at least wasn't for me.  I didn't 100% more than a few dungeons either once I unlocked double jump and such.

 

Oh as a warning the game is insanely heavy platforming for an rpg.  Some of the dungeons are a total nightmare to get through.

 

Loading wise it was maybe five seconds an area, two per battle outside bosses and three during screen transitions on my og vita.  I don't recall having the game crash on me either.  Combat system is very unique too. never played anything like it.



#27337 superxgaga   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   293 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

superxgaga

Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:31 PM

well most grinds comes from post game and some of the trophies where u rely on RNG whether the MC learns a skill/class from your teammate. I'd say main story is about 20-25 hours depends on your choice of ending  in the "evil" ending you get mass stat boost to your party so u dont have to grind for items and levels. and 60-70 hours for plat,



#27338 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3802 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

Saved over 250 quartz for Merlin in FGO and didn't get shit. It's all up to the iTunes gift cards I get from my clients to come through now. 



#27339 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4277 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:54 PM

Just a heads up, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth was pulled from PSN. Can expect physical copies to start raising in price now.


Just the Vita version, or did the PS4 version get yanked too?

#27340 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1090 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Dead_Batteries

Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:09 AM

It's all up to the iTunes gift cards I get from my clients to come through now. 

I laughed too hard at this. I know the pain.



#27341 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

intelligentidiot

Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:11 AM

Just the Vita version, or did the PS4 version get yanked too?


Appears to be both:

https://www.playstat...-north-america/

#27342 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 December 2018 - 04:05 AM

meanwhile I saw an ad on facebook about a guy selling fire emblems, ogre battle 64, chronotrigger snes, soul blazer, lufia ect for 1$.  Figure it has to be some kind of scam.  Either that or a pissed off ex girlfriend.   It's in columbiana ohio for any of you interested.

 

Oh and a friend told me they have a bunch of free 1 seasons of anime on microsofts store.  I looked through the list and it has yu yu hakusho right off the bat.



#27343 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1889 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

Free: Xmas Shooting - Scramble!! (DRM free download)

 

Hentai bundle (NSFW) - It's literally just hentai. Not video games.



#27344 jimmywolf   wolf CAGiversary!   477 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2018 - 06:29 PM

Saved over 250 quartz for Merlin in FGO and didn't get shit. It's all up to the iTunes gift cards I get from my clients to come through now. 

 

 

I laughed too hard at this. I know the pain.

am sorry that  rng was not on your side, i feared that outcome myself but got lucky and pulled him with the tickets i saved up. just keep in mind he will have another rate up so you can always try for another shot later.



#27345 NeoMonk  

Posted 22 December 2018 - 06:42 PM

Miku Racing 2019 showed off.

 

Dragon Quest XI S - Switch Trailer



#27346 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 December 2018 - 07:00 PM

so dq switch is gonna finally release this decade eh?



#27347 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9159 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:21 PM

Dang Indiegala barely listed those hentai manga and now it's already bundled....



#27348 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   643 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 22 December 2018 - 11:34 PM

Free: Xmas Shooting - Scramble!! (DRM free download)

Hentai bundle (NSFW) - It's literally just hentai. Not video games.


The XXX-mas hentai bundle has zero holiday themed books. Total missed opportunity.

#27349 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1889 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:47 AM

Dang Indiegala barely listed those hentai manga and now it's already bundled....

Yeah I bought 2 in their last sale. Just glad I didn't buy more.



#27350 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:01 AM

Going through the 7.99 and under list for gamestop now. Will update as I find things.
 
ff15 ps4
quantum break
no more heroes wii
ff tactics advance gba
yugioh forbidden memories ps1
super monkey ball adventure gc
final fantasy 1 & 2 dawn of souls gba
ragnarok odyssey ace ps3
ff theaterhythm 3ds
disgaea 4 ps3
disgaea 3 ps3
rodea the sky soldier 3ds
ff4 gba
chrono cross
project xzone 1 3ds
castlevania judgement wii
phantasy star universe xbox360
mega man battle network 5 team colonel
record of agarest war 
record of agarest war 2
mega man battle network 5 team protoman
super monkey ball touch & roll ds
Akiba strip undead & undressed ps3
freedom wars psvita
time & eternity ps3
space invaders gba
yoshi topsy turvy
knights in the nightmare ds
majin and the forsaken kingdom ps3
mega man network transmission gc
bully scholarship edition wii
adventure time finn and jake investigations ps3
super monkey ball step & roll wii
deception 4 blood ties ps3
quest 64 n64
eternal sonata
killer is dead
enchanted arms ps3
ff theaterhythm curtain call
natural doctrine ps3
tokyo twilight ghost hunters ps3
digimon battle spirit 2 gba
touch detective 2 1/2 ds
 
Also yakuza 0 bayonetta bundle on fanatical for 17.99 


#27351 NeoMonk  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:30 PM

Sony censors Brave Neptunia, Switch version remains uncensored.



#27352 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2821 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

The XXX-mas hentai bundle has zero holiday themed books. Total missed opportunity.

Just edit the screens and put santa hats on everyone.

Sony censors Brave Neptunia, Switch version remains uncensored.

This comment is not about the changes themselves, but it really annoys me that they're comparing in-game PS4 footage to promotional images and saying "See? Switch is uncensored." Unless I misread that, they have no actual in-game proof of Switch content. It's like saying a movie is censored because a scene from the trailer wasn't in the actual movie.

#27353 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6940 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:50 PM

Damn, between the US government and gaming censorship, I feel like I'm in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone. You know the ones that end and your more confused than when the episode started? LOL

 

The days of "N" forcing change in games seems to be dying off, while Sony is keeping it fresh and at the forefront of gaming. WTF has happened? I guess at this point it's safe to assume the PS5 will be an epic nightmare, as Sony has gotten a "big head" again, and seem ready for some more PS3 levels of going full retard.



#27354 Miker525  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

Damn, between the US government and gaming censorship, I feel like I'm in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone. You know the ones that end and your more confused than when the episode started? LOL

The days of "N" forcing change in games seems to be dying off, while Sony is keeping it fresh and at the forefront of gaming. WTF has happened? I guess at this point it's safe to assume the PS5 will be an epic nightmare, as Sony has gotten a "big head" again, and seem ready for some more PS3 levels of going full retard.


Since the PS4 launched Sony's had a big head. I've been doing my best to shift away from buying PS4 games and getting most of my games on X1 now as Microsoft clearly has future proofing in mine and games look better on my X1X. Sony has been my go to obviously for exclusives and for the weirder Japanese games but it looks like the Switch will be taking over for my weird Japanese games leaving Sony with just the exclusives for me. And I'm honestly excited to be more or elss ditching the PS4 as much as I can. It's a great system but Sony has been getting so anti-gamer I feel that I'm more than happy to move as much of my business as I can back to Xbox

#27355 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6940 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:12 PM

Since the PS4 launched Sony's had a big head. I've been doing my best to shift away from buying PS4 games and getting most of my games on X1 now as Microsoft clearly has future proofing in mine and games look better on my X1X. Sony has been my go to obviously for exclusives and for the weirder Japanese games but it looks like the Switch will be taking over for my weird Japanese games leaving Sony with just the exclusives for me. And I'm honestly excited to be more or elss ditching the PS4 as much as I can. It's a great system but Sony has been getting so anti-gamer I feel that I'm more than happy to move as much of my business as I can back to Xbox

Yeah, I always thought the PS4 was going down the same road as the ONE, but once MS announced first, Sony was able to correct course, and get back gamers goodwill. I also liked how they really built the PS4 around what developers wanted, and that helped get the bulk of the support.

 

I'm a handheld gamer mostly, so while I always planned to get a PS4(and still do), I was never in a rush to do so. And I can't argue with the library that system has built, but I've seen this shit to may times, and know how it ends. Do any of these guys look at gamings history? It's not that old, and the epic level of poor choices has been made on all sides, by all involved.

 

Not since the NES, has any one company dominated two gens in a row except for Sony(PS1-PS2), and the DS came real close to PS2 numbers, so I would that wasn't a clear two gen dominance. So do they just think they are going to dominate this next gen simply because the PS4 did well? Boy they are in for a rude awakening, but it's not like I haven't seen this many, many times over a rather short 30-40 year span of modern gaming.



#27356 JCAll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1985 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:36 PM

Damn, between the US government and gaming censorship, I feel like I'm in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone. You know the ones that end and your more confused than when the episode started? LOL

When they remake The Obsolete Man it's gonna be about Videogames.  The government will be burning our Steam accounts, Burgess Meredith will be swearing on a Gamecube instead of a bible, it'll be great.



#27357 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4544 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

Yeah it's a shame that sony is doing what nintendo did on the wiiu.   You have to wonder why nintendo slowed down.  I guess the mad hatter of gaming said change places again?



#27358 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3802 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:44 PM

I hope the Switch gets Catherine. No way I'm supporting Sony anymore. I'm done. 



#27359 Miker525  

Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

I hope the Switch gets Catherine. No way I'm supporting Sony anymore. I'm done.


I was excited for the Catherine remaster but with how Sony has been acting I just instead rebought og Catherine for Xbox since it's backwards compatible with Xbox One. It's on sale for $4. Well worth it since I originally played on PS3

#27360 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1255 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:35 AM

Just edit the screens and put santa hats on everyone.
This comment is not about the changes themselves, but it really annoys me that they're comparing in-game PS4 footage to promotional images and saying "See? Switch is uncensored." Unless I misread that, they have no actual in-game proof of Switch content. It's like saying a movie is censored because a scene from the trailer wasn't in the actual movie.

Misleading headline aside, the article does mention that the Switch version isn't out yet and they'll update when they hear from the devs or upon it's release, but considering how all the other releases that have been censored on the PS4 aren't on the Switch, they're presuming it will be the same case here until they have more info.