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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#29311 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3180 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:12 PM

You are one weird dude.

#29312 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9382 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:38 PM

I'm lucky I never got caught playing my pink/white 3DS XL in public. I might have been arrested on the spot.



#29313 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2990 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:23 PM

I decided to make an unboxing video for Super Neptunia RPG CE as fast as possible, and it was so fast, I ended up being able to fit it all into a gif.

 

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Also in video form with world's fastest commentary.

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#29314 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3618 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:33 PM

If a parent let their kid anywhere near a grown man playing with something so tacky and child-oriented, I would argue that is gross negligence on the scale of letting their kids go up to get free candy from the nice clown in his large, unmarked van. Same warning signs.

 

The normal switch, on the other hand, is an elegant tool suited for rooftop parties and fine dining establishments. If you wish to go out in public, I would recommend that option instead.

I'll have to excuse those who chose portability and battery life over the judging eyes of Dark Sage.



#29315 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3618 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:34 PM

I decided to make an unboxing video for Super Neptunia RPG CE as fast as possible, and it was so fast, I ended up being able to fit it all into a gif.

And away it goes into the closet to never be looked at again! Ah, the rewarding life of a collector.



#29316 elessar123  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:37 PM

I decided to make an unboxing video for Super Neptunia RPG CE as fast as possible, and it was so fast, I ended up being able to fit it all into a gif.

I'm actually surprised there's no art inside the case.



#29317 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4483 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:12 AM

Sorry, no I haven't, just basing that on the screen shots lol


This one is crossbuy with Vita, has online play, and has bonus artwork to look at from the stuff I remember. Pretty sure the ACA version won't have any of that, since they are straight arcade ports I believe? I'm sure online play is dead by now though. You could also severely reduce the health of your opponent after a loss in story mode, which is nice for people that really suck at fighting games I guess.


Thanks for the replies. I've been watching some YouTube playthroughs of the arcade mode for the Code Mystics version (PS4) and ACA version (X1, since I can't find any PS4 videos of that version for some reason). It wasn't the greatest comparison (two different platforms, two different characters being played, the ACA version was being played "full screen" (still at 4x3 ratio, but filling the entire height of the screen) while the Code Mystics version was being played bordered (not filling the entire screen height)), but overall, they seem fairly similar. I didn't notice any emulation slowdown or hiccups in either version, nor any misdrawn sprites or backgrounds. The main visual quality difference went in Code Mystics favor, as the pixels in the ACA version seemed more blurry (this may have something to do with the different resolutions, though, I've noticed similar issues in ports of old fighting games that let you play bordered or unbordered in the past).

I wish there were more reviews of the ports, I can barely find any information on either of them.

#29318 NeoStrayCat   Cat Person! :3 CAGiversary!   857 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

NeoStrayCat

Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:50 PM

To be fair Souffrir, the only differences between both the the ACA and the CodeMystics versions of The Last Blade 2 is that the ACA NG version is based on the MVS version (with various options [game, audio, and display wise] to change in-game.), the cross-buy/save/play PS4/Vita CodeMystics version is based on the AES version (with the boss character playable, but done as a button code). Some options vary in that too, but it does have unlockable artwork and you can play online against players on both versions.

 

But in retrospect, both versions will play the same. (Since its the same game with some minor differences between both ACA and CM versions.)



#29319 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4483 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:54 AM

To be fair Souffrir, the only differences between both the the ACA and the CodeMystics versions of The Last Blade 2 is that the ACA NG version is based on the MVS version (with various options [game, audio, and display wise] to change in-game.), the cross-buy/save/play PS4/Vita CodeMystics version is based on the AES version (with the boss character playable, but done as a button code). Some options vary in that too, but it does have unlockable artwork and you can play online against players on both versions.
 
But in retrospect, both versions will play the same. (Since its the same game with some minor differences between both ACA and CM versions.)


Thanks for the detailed info. I think I'm leaning towards the CM version since it's got the extra artwork and cross play and I'm not necessarily looking for a thriving online community; is there anything you can think of that might tip the scales in the other direction, though?

#29320 NeoMonk  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:12 AM

Danmachi: Infinite Combat coming to PS4/Switch/VITA/PC November 28th

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#29321 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9382 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

That Danmachi game is getting an Asian English sub release too. I'll likely get that. It looks kind of like a lesser budget Ys clone from the few bits I've seen of gameplay. That works for me.



#29322 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:47 PM

I was rummaging through AWD's current 20% off bin.  There are some pretty cheap off-region listings for Steins;Gate Elite and Nier GotY

 

Someone beat me to the copy of Etrian Odyssey Nexus, but I also noticed it is $24.55 new for what looks like the first print edition.  Lowest I've seen it.  Disclaimer: may very possibly arrive in a bubble mailer.



#29323 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:37 PM

I was rummaging through AWD's current 20% off bin.  There are some pretty cheap off-region listings for Steins;Gate Elite and Nier GotY

 

Someone beat me to the copy of Etrian Odyssey Nexus, but I also noticed it is $24.55 new for what looks like the first print edition.  Lowest I've seen it.  Disclaimer: may very possibly arrive in a bubble mailer.

The 1-star review convinced me to buy these:  "It’s forieg & fails anywhere other than the UK"



#29324 Vigilante   Hold On to That Hatred CAGiversary!   37100 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:55 PM

I was rummaging through AWD's current 20% off bin.  There are some pretty cheap off-region listings for Steins;Gate Elite and Nier GotY

Just an FYI, the DLC in Nier GotY is on a code slip and not on-disc, so you'd most likely be buying it for the case artwork.



#29325 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2019 - 04:01 PM

Correct.  It's possible you'll get a working code (I doubt these are all returns/tradeins) but you'd need to create a PSN account to the matching region in order to redeem.  The game disc will play fine.

 

Or, perhaps better summarized: "It’s forieg & fails anywhere other than the UK."



#29326 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2626 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:11 AM

Just an FYI, the DLC in Nier GotY is on a code slip and not on-disc, so you'd most likely be buying it for the case artwork.

That's correct. Nier GOTY is just the vanilla release with a code.



#29327 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:59 PM

I finally went ahead and grabbed Etrian Odyssey Nexus for $24.55 from Amazon. Just opened my package and it is the launch edition. Still that price now if anyone is interested, not a prime only price(says it won't ship until July 20 now though).



#29328 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:11 PM

I finally went ahead and grabbed Etrian Odyssey Nexus for $24.55 from Amazon. Just opened my package and it is the launch edition. Still that price now if anyone is interested, not a prime only price(says it won't ship until July 20 now though).

Good to hear.  I chose the slow shipping so I'm still waiting on it.  Did they send yours in a box?



#29329 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:15 PM

Good to hear.  I chose the slow shipping so I'm still waiting on it.  Did they send yours in a box?

Nope, bubble mailer. 



#29330 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   806 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:38 PM

Just a quick reminder that Umihara Kawase Fresh still hasn't appeared on the western Nintendo eShop regions and is as of right now still the first physical only Switch title.



#29331 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 12:15 AM

Amazon haul time; my package came in.  One day late because of those workers walking out and protesting at the Shakopee distribution center on Sunday.

 

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$44 total after a $10 credit.  Bought like two things at Whole Foods while shopping there for the first time on a whim this week, got another $10 Prime Day credit.  Nier is still sealed and Etrian Odyssey is the launch edition.  I am pleased. 



#29332 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1871 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 12:57 AM

Etrian Odyssey is the launch edition.

The $24 deal just ended as well.. back to 39.99.  Probably going to go through with my order but paranoid about it arriving bubblemailer'd and flattened.



#29333 Tothoro  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:08 AM

Just a quick reminder that Umihara Kawase Fresh still hasn't appeared on the western Nintendo eShop regions and is as of right now still the first physical only Switch title.

Pretty sure the same is true for Penguin Wars, or at least it used to be.



#29334 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:48 AM

The $24 deal just ended as well.. back to 39.99.  Probably going to go through with my order but paranoid about it arriving bubblemailer'd and flattened.

The box isn't much thicker than a normal game case so even in a bubble mailer it has a good chance of not getting flattened. Mine had no damage whatsoever.



#29335 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11780 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:56 AM

Anyone hyped for Fire Emblem Three Houses? 

 

I am. It comes out next Friday.



#29336 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:20 AM

Anyone hyped for Fire Emblem Three Houses? 

 

I am. It comes out next Friday.

I have a backlog as it is so I'm just going to wait since it has a season pass and play it next year when all the content is out.



#29337 NeoMonk  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:01 AM

Anyone hyped for Fire Emblem Three Houses? 

 

I am. It comes out next Friday.

From all of the previews it sounds to be the best FE in a longggg time!



#29338 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4483 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:51 AM

Anyone hyped for Fire Emblem Three Houses? 
 
I am. It comes out next Friday.


I like that they didn't try to pull the Pokemon gimmick again, but modern FE has too much DLC for my tastes.

#29339 Renzler   Dude CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

Famitsu gave Three Houses a 37/40 score.

#29340 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:13 AM

Ursula is excited. 

 

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I only have the Three Houses CE on order from three different retailers.