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Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0


#29911 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1741 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2019 - 03:59 AM

Also for people that care, I updated the Upcoming Switch Releases 2019/2020

If you want any games added just post them and I will add them.



#29912 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21187 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2019 - 10:07 PM

Looks like I'm into Switch games now too.

 

*shrug*



#29913 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5689 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 08 October 2019 - 10:10 PM

Hmm videogameplusca posted on facebook a bunch of new games they had in stock/back in stock.  One of which was sakura wars or something like that.  I must have missed that getting an english asian or whatever release on the switch as I don't recall that being mentioned before.

 

Ah my mistake it was super robot wars v not sakura wars.  



#29914 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:48 PM

I'm finding AI: Somnium Files..

So now that I'm finished I feel like I should give an update on the game after earlier sharing my positive first impressions.

 
I don't play a ton of VN's so maybe this structure is common.  I've spent most of my VN time with S;G (and it's spinoffs) as well as Danganronpa 1-2 (both series get easter egg references in this game).  Overall I liked AI: Somnium Files better than D1&2 but less than S;G.  Worth playing, but I wouldn't pay $60 for it.  And the LE is pretty worthless, so my cag advice would be just get the SE or digital when it drops below $25.  Shouldn't be too long.


#29915 DarthPwner  

Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:44 AM

Yeah all Nonary Games... games are all like that. You basically get a fat To Be Continued screen when you hit those doors and have to go elsewhere. They do that because at those points, there are spoilers and if you haven't yet taken the other routes, a lot will be spoiled for you and you wouldn't understand them anyway unless you have seen beyond a few of the other doors. I say doors because, literally, there are the #1-9 doors.

#29916 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:37 PM

Yeah all Nonary Games... games are all like that. 

I see.  I did play Zero Escape some but not 999 or ZTD (backlogged).  So I guess it wasn't enough for me to see the pattern / tradition that's continued into this new game. 

 

In other news, I was checking up on my Cold Steel III CE order and it looks like a handful of units are back in stock on the NISA store.
 



#29917 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1741 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:53 PM

I need to replay that series. I played the first one on my PS TV. 

But wanna replay the series on PS4 now that it is on there.

Also Bought Trails in Sky 1-3 on PC but have yet to finish them.

And I own the Vita/PSP version too and part of me wishes they released them on Switch so I can play them again.

I have issues.



#29918 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10148 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:03 PM

I  strongly prefer playing games on the Switch cause it's easy to pick up and put down so I understand.



#29919 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5689 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:14 PM

I see.  I did play Zero Escape some but not 999 or ZTD (backlogged).  So I guess it wasn't enough for me to see the pattern / tradition that's continued into this new game. 

 

In other news, I was checking up on my Cold Steel III CE order and it looks like a handful of units are back in stock on the NISA store.
 

999 is the exception.  Whatever choices you make are the route you are stuck with and some end abruptly idiotically.  I was so annoyed when I missed a trigger for the route I was on and ended up in the true ending adjacent that stops abruptly for no damn reason.  The other games make you go through the routes annoyingly but they let you go to whatever ones at least.

 

I need to replay that series. I played the first one on my PS TV. 

But wanna replay the series on PS4 now that it is on there.

Also Bought Trails in Sky 1-3 on PC but have yet to finish them.

And I own the Vita/PSP version too and part of me wishes they released them on Switch so I can play them again.

I have issues.

 

I  strongly prefer playing games on the Switch cause it's easy to pick up and put down so I understand.

I'm with you guys there.  It's a shame they haven't ported them to the switch yet.  Odds are the escape room games could end up on there eventually.  But I doubt sky or cold steel will anytime soon since they are so busy with localizations of the localized games.



#29920 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 09 October 2019 - 09:56 PM

999 is the exception. Whatever choices you make are the route you are stuck with and some end abruptly idiotically. I was so annoyed when I missed a trigger for the route I was on and ended up in the true ending adjacent that stops abruptly for no damn reason. The other games make you go through the routes annoyingly but they let you go to whatever ones at least.


I'm with you guys there. It's a shame they haven't ported them to the switch yet. Odds are the escape room games could end up on there eventually. But I doubt sky or cold steel will anytime soon since they are so busy with localizations of the localized games.


999 forces you to play every route, before it will allow you to finish the true route.

#29921 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3872 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 09 October 2019 - 10:40 PM

999 forces you to play every route, before it will allow you to finish the true route.

 

Pretty sure that's VLR. You don't have to see every ending in 999, just the prerequisites for the True End. 



#29922 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:52 AM

Pretty sure that's VLR. You don't have to see every ending in 999, just the prerequisites for the True End. 

I will concede that the wikis indicate otherwise and it's been years since I played, but if I remember right,

Spoiler

 

When on the true path you eventually

Spoiler
  By playing through one of the other paths (from the start)
Spoiler

 

So if you return to the start of the game (yet again, thank god for text skip) and take the true path again

Spoiler
 

 

I was completely stuck, until in frustration I played through each branch in sequence order.  It was only after the game had registered that I had played to the end of each path that something changed and

Spoiler

 

Looking on wikis they say

Spoiler

 

Also to clarify, when I say I went through in sequence order, I mean I did a depth first traversal of the paths, so

Spoiler

 

Edit: I'm going spoiler heavy even for a 10 year old game, because clearly some people haven't played it yet.  Also, I still haven't started AI yet, so please... no spoilers for that one.



#29923 NeoMonk  

Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:08 PM

Luigi's Mansion 3 Overview Trailer - It gets a bit spoilery so keep that in mind.

Man, this game is looking promising!



#29924 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21187 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:42 AM

Just curious, but need to part with some of my figures to make space for Switch, and wondering if anybody here would be interested since this seems like a good place.

 

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#29925 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1389 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:34 AM

Just curious, but need to part with some of my figures to make space for Switch, and wondering if anybody here would be interested since this seems like a good place.

You may want to try the figure thread: https://www.cheapass...-figure-thread/



#29926 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21187 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:41 AM

You may want to try the figure thread: https://www.cheapass...-figure-thread/

Didn't know the Master Trade Lists were still relatively active, so that's good.

 

Thanks.

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Edit:
No wait, this is just the deals thread for figures.

Same effect. ;D



#29927 umbry   PokePro CAGiversary!   1741 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 05:55 PM

OMG I hope this comes to the US.

I am already buying all three but a physical copy would be sweet.

https://www.play-asi...guage/13/70d0en

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#29928 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3348 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:26 PM

OMG I hope this comes to the US.

I am already buying all three but a physical copy would be sweet.

https://www.play-asi...guage/13/70d0en

 

I preordered the Asia version when it went live.  It already has English so I'm fine if they don't bother a physical US version.   if only they did an Asia English Switch release for Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2.  That would have been nice.



#29929 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9246 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:27 PM

Indeed.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the mobile ports of those games though.  Wish it was the originals with a fast forward button. 



#29930 jedex   Elite Chemist CAGiversary!   1076 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:28 PM

Just curious, but need to part with some of my figures to make space for Switch, and wondering if anybody here would be interested since this seems like a good place.

2OEPasF.jpg



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#29931 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:30 PM

OMG I hope this comes to the US.
I am already buying all three but a physical copy would be sweet.
https://www.play-asi...guage/13/70d0en


I'm pretty sure it has been confirmed to be digital only in the US. I preoreded the version you linked about a month ago for that reason. I'm really loooking forward to getting it in! :P

#29932 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21187 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:16 PM

I'm pretty sure it has been confirmed to be digital only in the US. I preoreded the version you linked about a month ago for that reason. I'm really loooking forward to getting it in! :P

Those heartless monsters. :*(



#29933 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3348 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:06 PM

Indeed.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the mobile ports of those games though.  Wish it was the originals with a fast forward button.


After playing some of the 2D mode in DQ XI-S... and knowing this is Akira Toriyama's key art used in DQ I/II/III I'm cool with it. Is it exactly what I remember from the NES? No. But it's still DQ... and this will be a much better way for me to replay those games since I will be able to play the entire main series (other than X, of course) between my N3DS-XL and Switch.   Ideally, I'd love the rest of the series to get ported over to the Switch just for the convenience.



#29934 nagpo  

Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:45 PM

Indeed.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the mobile ports of those games though.  Wish it was the originals with a fast forward button. 

It's unfortunate that it's the mobile versions, I agree. But I don't have the first the games at all and this is the only way for me to really get them physically. So I preordered it a while back as well.



#29935 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   918 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:01 AM

It's unfortunate that it's the mobile versions, I agree. But I don't have the first the games at all and this is the only way for me to really get them physically. So I preordered it a while back as well.

Not willing to shell out 200 dollars?

 

https://www.estarlan...n-Warrior/13315   16

 

https://www.estarlan...arrior-II/13316  60

 

https://www.estarlan...rrior-III/13317  70-130 (and not available)

 

Aside that, I'm also strongly tempted to import the switch physical version, but I have to be honest with myself, and admit that I will never actually replay these games.



#29936 nagpo  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 01:43 AM

Not willing to shell out 200 dollars?

 

https://www.estarlan...n-Warrior/13315   16

 

https://www.estarlan...arrior-II/13316  60

 

https://www.estarlan...rrior-III/13317  70-130 (and not available)

 

Aside that, I'm also strongly tempted to import the switch physical version, but I have to be honest with myself, and admit that I will never actually replay these games.

LOL I don't even have a nes



#29937 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2997 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:05 AM

So since folks here often bitch and fume about Sony censoring their games (and no, that's not worth that level of hate), y'all SHOULD be raising hell ovet what Blizzard has and continues to do to oppress free voice.

Now THAT is f%#king censorship WORTH fighting and raising hell over.

I'm closing my Blizzard account as are all my friends. We're also never buying Blizzard software moving forward. Don't give a s@$% what they make or announce. Blizzard can burn in hell.

#29938 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:26 AM

So since folks here often bitch and fume about Sony censoring their games (and no, that's not worth that level of hate), y'all SHOULD be raising hell ovet what Blizzard has and continues to do to oppress free voice.

..what did they do?



#29939 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5188 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:06 AM

what Blizzard has and continues to do to oppress free voice.

Now THAT is f%#king censorship WORTH fighting and raising hell over.

To be fair, freedom of speech is generally only guaranteed in public venues. A private individual or enterprise, in general, has every right to suppress speech they don’t agree with in their own private venues. A lot of people don’t seem to recognize the difference, and this behavior can be scummy, but it’s a right I generally endorse. (I mean, if I were running a store or forum and people started, I don’t know, endorsing genocide or arguing that meringue was acceptable on a lemon pie, I’d absolutely ban them from my establishment.)

That said I have zero idea what you’re even talking about, and the Japanese Niche Games thread seems like maybe the wrong place to bitch about Blizzard in the first place unless it has something to do with these nerds’ Overwatch waifus.

#29940 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2539 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:58 AM

I'm about to go play some overwatch & get some of those cool new waifu Halloween skins.