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#23941 beard_of_zeus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   351 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:19 AM

This isn't related to the E3 announcements, but I just got my standard edition copy of Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special in the mail today from LRG and popped it in to play, turns out only 2 of the 3 promised pieces of DLC are on the disc, which I'm a bit upset about (especially since it is $9.99 to buy separately, and it being on disc was part of the appeal)

 

As per the product listing, this version is supposed to have have Clarice, Homura, and the voice pack DLC on disc, turns out Homura is not unlocked. I don't think the CE versions of this game have gone out - I know there was a little bit of scuttlebutt because that version has an exclusive 4th DLC (Tatsujin) - but I'm curious if that version has all the DLC it is supposed to...it must be a different printing, presumably, if it has different on disc DLC.

 

The game has been printed already, so I guess nothing can be done, just felt like I've been lied to on this one. Seems like a pretty big mistake to make.

 

 

Like you said, it's probably too late for anything to be done, but I'd suggest tweeting about it and let LRG know.

That's probably the most reasonable course of action...I'm a old man (slightly exaggerating :P) who doesn't care for social media, so I don't actually have a Twitter account. But if someone else happens to see my post and wants to tweet on my behalf, feel free, I wouldn't mind. (And I'm sure someone else other than me who is Twitter-savvy will probably notice the same issue with their copy of the game and complain at some point anyways...guessing I was just the first person to actually open their copy and play it, haha).



#23942 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3650 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:20 AM

Reminds me of their release of the first Seralim, the game is literally unplayable from the disc because it has a massive bug that loses your saves after only a few hours of play. There's a patch for it, but the disc is basically useless.



#23943 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

15x Star Wars/LucasArts games all $29.99 EA when there like $1 on steam all day long. Fuck DAT!

 

 

I was excited, but it doesnt sound like its a collection so Ill pass. Im sure some fans will be excited but Im not buying any of them individually, if they were in a collection I would have got it. Same with turok, Id have gotten it if 1 and 2 were together.

 

Really all that interested me was corpse killer, blaster master, and possibly blazing chrome but Im not sure on that one yet.



#23944 Tothoro  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:21 PM

Reminds me of their release of the first Seralim, the game is literally unplayable from the disc because it has a massive bug that loses your saves after only a few hours of play. There's a patch for it, but the disc is basically useless.

Also, I'm pretty sure the Vita version of Night Trap is still unbeatable because of bugs. 



#23945 beard_of_zeus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   351 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:37 PM

Reminds me of their release of the first Seralim, the game is literally unplayable from the disc because it has a massive bug that loses your saves after only a few hours of play. There's a patch for it, but the disc is basically useless.

 

 

Also, I'm pretty sure the Vita version of Night Trap is still unbeatable because of bugs. 

Man, that sucks to hear about these other issues with some of the other LRG game releases. I feel like there should be better quality control for what we are paying for these copies...sorta sours me a bit on the whole thing.



#23946 redman77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   299 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:50 PM

Man, that sucks to hear about these other issues with some of the other LRG game releases. I feel like there should be better quality control for what we are paying for these copies...sorta sours me a bit on the whole thing.

Agreed. It really sucks for the Vita games that are having issues. Vita cart production has ended, so there's nothing other than patches that can remedy the issues. What's the point of preserving a game if it has crippling bugs that don't allow the user to finish it? Also, releasing physical games that require updates to be downloaded goes against the whole idea of preserving games in physical form for a time in which servers that house the games and updates are closed down. When it comes to Game Tengoku, it's plain and simple false advertising for LRG to say that the purchase price includes specified DLC on disc, then leave some of it off. Consumers paid for something that was promised, but didn't receive it. Offering the DLC as a download in the future is not a good resolution at all. If indeed the Homura ship was left off the disc then LRG needs to make things right by making sure each customer receives a disc that includes what was promised.

 

Given the collectible nature of LRG's games combined with the small print runs, I am assuming many of the releases do not get played by a large number of people. I wonder if there are undiscovered glitches in other games.



#23947 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1615 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:59 PM

This was the main reason I asked about Power Rangers, I wanted to make sure everything is on disc before shelling out that amount of money. Still seems up in the air, as I haven't seen a clear answer about the season pass content since it doesn't actually exist yet. If it's included but requires a download, that defeats the whole purpose of a physical cart.

This whole discussion reminded me of Yonder for Switch. I bought it from Best Buy about a week ago when they had a sale, but it had to download an update before it could play at all. No way to play without updating.

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#23948 beard_of_zeus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   351 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:11 PM

Agreed. It really sucks for the Vita games that are having issues. Vita cart production has ended, so there's nothing other than patches that can remedy the issues. What's the point of preserving a game if it has crippling bugs that don't allow the user to finish it? Also, releasing physical games that require updates to be downloaded goes against the whole idea of preserving games in physical form for a time in which servers that house the games and updates are closed down. When it comes to Game Tengoku, it's plain and simple false advertising for LRG to say that the purchase price includes specified DLC on disc, then leave some of it off. Consumers paid for something that was promised, but didn't receive it. Offering the DLC as a download in the future is not a good resolution at all. If indeed the Homura ship was left off the disc then LRG needs to make things right by making sure each customer receives a disc that includes what was promised.

 

Given the collectible nature of LRG's games combined with the small print runs, I am assuming many of the releases do not get played by a large number of people. I wonder if there are undiscovered glitches in other games.

I agree on all counts, a big part of why I buy these physical releases of games I enjoy is the preservationist mindset (and that's also something LRG likes to tout as well). It bums me out when I pop in one of these titles and see patches still getting pulled down, or hear about issues with other games people have purchased.

 

Your last point is something I was thinking about last night as well...I'm curious how many issues like this might not be noticed until a while down the road. I know I'm personally guilty of buying these titles and not opening them in the case where I already have a digital copy and I'm double-dipping on a physical (which is probably like half the time). Game Tengoku I didn't own digitally and I was excited to check it out, which is why I came across the issue. I've bought a decent amount of stuff from LRG, and this is the first time I feel actively cheated, like you said, it feels like false advertising in this case.

 

I triple checked regarding the Homura ship, to make sure I wasn't going crazy, but there is a very specific menu option in the game where you can see what DLC is available, and it definitely shows Homura as locked (the character even does a little monologue to convince you to buy it), and when you go to play arcade mode, it's not selectable. The Clarice DLC ship is available though, as well as being able to activate the voice pack DLC, so 2 of the 3 DLCs are there.



#23949 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:17 PM

Agree with the sentiments on some issues. all the time spent getting approvals for builds and lacking basic QA is inexcusable.

 

Breaking so many games that belong in a collection into separate releases also makes them unattractive.  Will pass on most of these as well.

 

Bright side is I will no longer have to monitor LRG or spend for releases pretty soon.  It was good while it lasted.

 

Side note - I hate that they still feel their 'E3' presentation is charming enough to do exactly the same way.  I cringed knowing that they chose to continue doing this for whatever reason.



#23950 srocky26  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:52 PM

This was the main reason I asked about Power Rangers, I wanted to make sure everything is on disc before shelling out that amount of money. Still seems up in the air, as I haven't seen a clear answer about the season pass content since it doesn't actually exist yet. If it's included but requires a download, that defeats the whole purpose of a physical cart.

This whole discussion reminded me of Yonder for Switch. I bought it from Best Buy about a week ago when they had a sale, but it had to download an update before it could play at all. No way to play without updating.

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#23951 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   671 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:54 PM

If they really are being released on original systems, then it's an easy pass for me. I'm not a fan of these "official" repro games.

 

I think they may possibly find a decent market for those PC adventure games, though...  Then again, so far they have supposedly sold out of everything they've produced, so it seems like there is no such thing as an LRG misstep.

 

But, if they want to create PC repros of LucasArts adventure games, they win.  They go to Activision and license Sierra games?  I'd be in trouble.   For those, as long as they mimic original box art, I'll be sold no matter what other junk they put in the box.  This is a case where the box is as important to me as it usually seems to be to them. 

 

I am a bit more optimistic when it comes to potential pricing for the PC games.  Not as sure about the NES/GB/N64 games, although I don't think they went too crazy on that GALF cart.   But, given that iAm8Bit was able to sell 2000 copies of Earthworm Jim 1&2 for the SNES for $135 a piece, I can sure see a potential high cost for "Shadows of the Empire".  



#23952 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:55 PM

 

 

Side note - I hate that they still feel their 'E3' presentation is charming enough to do exactly the same way.  I cringed knowing that they chose to continue doing this for whatever reason.

 

It stank of "look how weird and quirky we are and retro" that it comes off as forced and fake. Not ammusing and different like Im sure they intended. I only watched it for maybe 10 minutes then I just stopped and waited for the list of games they announced to just read in 30 seconds instead.

 

Id rather have just had a 10 minute video showing some footage from the games and saying what system it will be on shown back to back.



#23953 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3211 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:00 PM

Right before their E3 video they played the spotlight that one youtuber did on on the company and the last thing Josh says in it is that they are about preserving games so that in 20 years time you can take that PS4 disc and stick it in your system and play the game.  But more and more of the releases since then need patches and fixes and are mostly pointless.  My copy of Golf Story has game breaking bugs in it to where you can't progress without the patch.

 

Blaster Master Zero, from what I could find, likely doesn't have the DLC on cart.  So it's likely falling off my list until it's confirmed the DLC is there.  The dev and LRG has been asked a bunch on Twitter and they seem to be refusing to answer.   That's something I would have considered... but I'm better off just sticking with my digital copy.

 

In researching the Blaster Master Question, I stumbled on a disturbing comment in the inticreates annoucement tweet that I looked into and there's a huge backlash against LRG right now over on Resetera because they are dealing with THQ.  Google Limited Run Games THQ if you want to read it.  It's pretty dark.  I'm glad I don't follow THQ and feel a bit bad at how over the top LRG was in their excitement to deal with the company.  Ultimately I don't hold any of that against LRG as I'd imagine the deal was in place before the events and they likely can't say anything too negative about THQ without it hurting their company more



#23954 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13117 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:37 PM

Anyone else see this little blurb in the description for the Switch and PS4 versions of Power Rangers?

 

 

A brick and mortar retailer will be receiving copies of this game with a different cover. These copies will not be available until a later date and will likely not overlap our own preorder window. Please understand that if you sit out on our open window in order to try and secure a copy through brick and mortar, you may be left empty handed. This retailer also has the ability to not move forward with their order, as it has not been finalized yet. Opt to wait at your own risk.

Since they usually call out Best Buy specifically when they deal with them, this has me thinking another retailer will be carrying it.  My money is on Gamestop as in a previous Fireside Chat Josh mentioned they were talking to Gamestop about a few things (taking in trades, starting to sell titles, etc).



#23955 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1615 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:53 PM

This was the main reason I asked about Power Rangers, I wanted to make sure everything is on disc before shelling out that amount of money. Still seems up in the air, as I haven't seen a clear answer about the season pass content since it doesn't actually exist yet. If it's included but requires a download, that defeats the whole purpose of a physical cart.

This whole discussion reminded me of Yonder for Switch. I bought it from Best Buy about a week ago when they had a sale, but it had to download an update before it could play at all. No way to play without updating.

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I saw that, and I even asked if that includes the season pass, which he believes it does, but I still wish we'd get more confirmation seeing as they haven't given any info on what characters will be in the pass or when it will be released. I'll probably still preorder, but I'm hesitant. I'm also probably making this a bigger deal than it should be.

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#23956 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

Anyone else see this little blurb in the description for the Switch and PS4 versions of Power Rangers?

 

Since they usually call out Best Buy specifically when they deal with them, this has me thinking another retailer will be carrying it.  My money is on Gamestop as in a previous Fireside Chat Josh mentioned they were talking to Gamestop about a few things (taking in trades, starting to sell titles, etc).

I can see this, since there's rumblings of GS bankruptcy, it kinda gives it away.  That and only gamestop would have such horrible practices.



#23957 Gamwhiz  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:16 PM

In researching the Blaster Master Question, I stumbled on a disturbing comment in the inticreates annoucement tweet that I looked into and there's a huge backlash against LRG right now over on Resetera because they are dealing with THQ.  Google Limited Run Games THQ if you want to read it.  It's pretty dark.  I'm glad I don't follow THQ and feel a bit bad at how over the top LRG was in their excitement to deal with the company.  Ultimately I don't hold any of that against LRG as I'd imagine the deal was in place before the events and they likely can't say anything too negative about THQ without it hurting their company more

Huh, that sounds interesting, I wonder what's-

*A google later*

Oh, ok, they're still just bitching about a company hosting an AMA on 8chan a while back, lmao.

 

Honestly find that mindset kinda gross; like, I get it, people say heinous shit on certain forums since those forums are founded on letting people to say whatever they want, so long as it's not illegal - but I just really don't dig this mindset of, like, cascading un-personing being the only reasonable response to it.

 

I don't like that this website lets people I hate express things I disagree with? The website needs to be removed.

I dont' like that this company used this platform to (ill-advisedly, admittedly) engage with a subset of their customer base? That company needs to be shunned and their employees discarded.

I don't like that a second company, completely unrelated, then engages with the first company? Then they are also, via transmissible wrongthink, guilty of racist homophobic trump-aggrandizing rhetoric...maybe?

 

How far does it have to go before the mark of cain dissipates? Are you a neo-nazi if you keep buying from LRG, since you're then involved in the chain? Do I also have to bow in supplication to the morally unimpeachable Reseteran saviors for not agreeing with them? Does conducting an AMA really sully you with equal guilt for posts elsewhere on a webstie, even one  inherently designed to allow for the presence of - entirely sandboxed - discussion and expression of every mindset under the sun ?

Iunno man, "pretty dark" is a stretch and a half from where I'm standing.



#23958 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3211 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:19 PM


Iunno man, "pretty dark" is a stretch and a half from where I'm standing.

I meant pretty dark because if you read the OP's statement in that thread and what happened to them as a kid.. it's dark as hell.  It is an  overreaction in this situation.  I'm not saying LRG's participation with THQ is pretty dark.  I don't hold it against LRG on any of this.



#23959 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

Anyone else notice the prices on Fridays vita games are $30, $15 over asking price?. I thought they were supposed to be $10 over asking price? Or was that inaccurate?

#23960 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6452 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:23 PM

Anyone else notice the prices on Fridays vita games are $30, $15 over asking price?. I thought they were supposed to be $10 over asking price? Or was that inaccurate?

That was their guideline and some recent releases have followed that, but since the Switch came along and PS4 sales quantities have dropped, that doesn't seem to be followed closely anymore.



#23961 falsedichotomies  

falsedichotomies

Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:33 PM

In researching the Blaster Master Question, I stumbled on a disturbing comment in the inticreates annoucement tweet that I looked into and there's a huge backlash against LRG right now over on Resetera because they are dealing with THQ.  Google Limited Run Games THQ if you want to read it.  It's pretty dark.  I'm glad I don't follow THQ and feel a bit bad at how over the top LRG was in their excitement to deal with the company.  Ultimately I don't hold any of that against LRG as I'd imagine the deal was in place before the events and they likely can't say anything too negative about THQ without it hurting their company more

To be fair, on Resetera there's a huge backlash against everything.



#23962 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3211 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:43 PM

To be fair, on Resetera there's a huge backlash against everything.

Good to know.  I don't frequent the site (not even a member).  The way it was worded in the tweet, it was as if people at LRG were involved in this terrible stuff directly.   Glad it wasn't that and was just an unfortunate business relationship.   Which it was noted the people from THQ did post stuff during that AMA which made it clear they knew what that site was and were complicity in that activity.  So it's not all just a complete misunderstanding... though surely LRG's deal happened well before the incident.



#23963 TheProcess  

TheProcess

Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

Hi, I’m new to limited run games. I read through the thread but can’t find an answer to my question. How do I obtain a mystery box? I tried searching online and all I found is by redeeming points which LRG no longer issues. Is there any other way

#23964 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7527 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:54 PM

Hi, I’m new to limited run games. I read through the thread but can’t find an answer to my question. How do I obtain a mystery box? I tried searching online and all I found is by redeeming points which LRG no longer issues. Is there any other way

Normally once a year, they have their HUGE "everything" must go sale, and when I say everything, I mean the held back inventory for damages and lost shipments(no discounts on prices). LOL That's when the offer their mystery boxes as well, and they normally last for a decent time once offered, but it is a specific time of year when this happens(near the start of the year I believe).



#23965 GaveUpTomorrow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1834 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:11 AM

Well the standard edition is $60.

The standard doesn't include the steelbook though, so that doesn't help me. The base cost of $60 is just too high for what is in the game. I realize the base game plus dlc content is $40 digitally, but even that is twice the price they should be charging for the content. Fighters aren't my thing anyways, so easy pass.

On the plus side, they announced a half dozen games I was hoping they would run, so overall very happy with their upcoming offerings.

#23966 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2825 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:25 AM

The standard doesn't include the steelbook though, so that doesn't help me. The base cost of $60 is just too high for what is in the game. I realize the base game plus dlc content is $40 digitally, but even that is twice the price they should be charging for the content. Fighters aren't my thing anyways, so easy pass.

On the plus side, they announced a half dozen games I was hoping they would run, so overall very happy with their upcoming offerings.


Yeah, I think it's priced far too high. Neither skullgirls nor koihime erbu were priced this high and as far as I can tell, both those games had much more content than Power Rangers.

That said, I'm still interested but LRG needs to clarify what's on disc for this game (i.e. verify it's THE complete edition) before I'll consider putting down for a preorder.

#23967 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13117 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:31 AM

Anyone else notice the prices on Fridays vita games are $30, $15 over asking price?. I thought they were supposed to be $10 over asking price? Or was that inaccurate?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.  Heck the alien blob game is under $10 digitally and I believe it was a Vita launch title, or soon there after.  If anything would be $24.99 it should be that.  I hate to say it but its almost as if they saw how fast the latest Vita games were selling so they jacked up the prices as much as they could get away with without a huge backlash, in order to take advantage of the demand.



#23968 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2825 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:43 AM

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Heck the alien blob game is under $10 digitally and I believe it was a Vita launch title, or soon there after. If anything would be $24.99 it should be that. I hate to say it but its almost as if they saw how fast the latest Vita games were selling so they jacked up the prices as much as they could get away with without a huge backlash, in order to take advantage of the demand.


Corporate capitalism at work. I think the prices are too high but so long as collectors keep buying, can't say I blame LRG.

#23969 Tothoro  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:52 PM

It looks like Power Rangers is really stagnating on the LRG site. Switch CEs usually fly off the figurative shelves, but it's not even to the point of low stock yet. I think they really overestimated how popular this would be. Power Rangers is pretty niche, the game bombed pretty hard in reviews, and it's one of their most expensive releases to date. I can see a lot of these making their way to blink boxes or their unannounced retail partner.



#23970 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1615 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:21 PM

Power Rangers will include all the season pass content on disc that hasn't been released yet. Apparantly they replied yesterday and I missed it.e671219aa6d43a8bcd808499dccdaec7.jpg

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