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#4711 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2472 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:03 AM

Sounds like a lot of people don't understand what Kickstarter is.

#4712 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7424 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:07 AM

Sounds like a lot of people don't understand what Kickstarter is.

I always wonder if people feel smart when they post this. 



#4713 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   213 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:27 AM

Yeah, I don't remember voting either, or ever being asked for that matter, but this campaign took so long from start to finish, anything could have happened. LOL

 

 

it was in update #104 aug 8 2017  

 

NOTE: We’d like to remind everyone that DLC was created exclusively for Backers at the “$55 and above” Tier. Since then, a lot of you have requested that this be released publicly for those who missed it. At this time, our desire is to keep this content exclusive to those who backed it. However, we’re considering releasing it at some later date, after a lengthy exclusivity period.

 

We’d really like to hear what you, our Backers, think about this. Please share your opinions in the comments section of our Kickstarter Page.

 

 

 

 

 



#4714 tylerh1701   Post deals, not your blog. CAGiversary!   30580 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:17 AM

I think all the stuff looks cool. But not $200 cool.

 

But that's kickstarter. You never give money expecting your full value in return. Its nice that you get some cool stuff and helped contribute to the game being made. But if you treat kickstarter as an investment strategy you're gonna have a bad time.



#4715 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

I think all the stuff looks cool. But not $200 cool.

 

But that's kickstarter. You never give money expecting your full value in return. Its nice that you get some cool stuff and helped contribute to the game being made. But if you treat kickstarter as an investment strategy you're gonna have a bad time.

Most well done KS actually have great values compared to what retail will be. Then you have those like this one, where no savings at all is offered, and your paying retail and then some. Which isn't how backers should feel in the end, but it does happen.

 

Most of the KS I have participated in that had bundles like this, have all been great. As almost everyone gave great value for the items offered, and due to KS exclusive stuff, all had great value over what was originally paid. With a KS like this, I could see from the start the best I could hope for was some form of "retail" value, but once you take ages to ship and the exclusive items are no longer exclusives, retail value becomes a pipe dream and that's what happened here. As I had to pay retail for everything and after the wait, I can get all items cheaper if I had waited. This is not the way to treat KS pledgers.

 

If all this stuff was exclusive, even if you may not see $200 worth of stuff(which it wasn't), you could still sell it for what you paid and then some. So then the delay and lack of quality isn't that big of a deal, because at least you can say you made money for your troubles. The Muv-Luv I'm waiting on would be a perfect example of this done right, as it's been delayed, and while I don't know what the end quality will be, there are tons of items exclusive to the KS where I know I can sell that set for double what I paid, EASY! LOL So no real risk, unless it doesn't ship for some reason.

 

The new Sense Cyberpunk campaign is another one with no value at all, and I knew that before I pledged. I was OK with the possible burn and huge gamble, as Cyberpunk games don't happen often, and this one look worthy of support. If a Shantae situation happens again, I'm OK with that. As I rarely if ever end up on the short side of KS, so a risk here and there is fine. That's why I'm not to bent out of shape for the Shantae issues others may be having, but Wayforward is for sure on my "No KS List" from this point "forward". LOL



#4716 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22469 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:54 PM

Sounds like a lot of people don't understand what Kickstarter is.

 

I think all the stuff looks cool. But not $200 cool.

 

But that's kickstarter. You never give money expecting your full value in return. Its nice that you get some cool stuff and helped contribute to the game being made. But if you treat kickstarter as an investment strategy you're gonna have a bad time.

I think we all knew the risks of KS by the time this campaign went live... there'd had already been a number of high profile KS scams/flops by the time this campaign. But this was being done by a reputable company and one I wanted to support so I figured they'd do a better job than this.  

 

I also dumped a lot of money on Shenmue III. I never cared for the games and never understand the following but man oh man, both the fans and Yu Suzuki's passion are amazing that I actually wanna see the game happen. 



#4717 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

 I also dumped a lot of money on Shenmue III. I never cared for the games and never understand the following but man oh man, both the fans and Yu Suzuki's passion are amazing that I actually wanna see the game happen. 

LOL, the reasons you gave is exactly why I avoided this campaign. I couldn't stand the game, and really didn't get the push for III, so I steered cleared of this with a passion. I also didn't think it would arrive in my lifetime, so that may have been another reason why I avoided it.



#4718 Madzane  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:05 PM

Not sure if I missed it. Wasn’t one of the “Limited “ release companies unveiling a 2D shooter this month?

#4719 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 22 July 2018 - 07:25 PM

Severed coming soon bitches! LOL For sure one of my most anticipated physical Vita titles so far, and I hope this does well enough for maybe Guacamelee to happen at some point(fingers crossed).

 

https://www.play-asi..._eid=d717133e21

 

EDIT: $35 plus free shipping can't be beat........Oh wait, yes it can, as we can all get $3 off of that as well. LOL



#4720 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   213 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:38 PM

Not sure if I missed it. Wasn’t one of the “Limited “ release companies unveiling a 2D shooter this month?

 

Steredenn is coming next weekend from strictly limited games

 

https://www.strictly...n-binary-stars/



#4721 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2472 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:46 PM

I always wonder if people feel smart when they post this. 

It doesn't make me feel smart it makes me feel that other people can't read. 



#4722 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:25 AM

With Severed on Thursday and the LRG releases on Friday, it is going to be an expensive couple of days!



#4723 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2435 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:46 AM

With Severed on Thursday and the LRG releases on Friday, it is going to be an expensive couple of days!

Agreed. I've been pretty conservative on LRG purchases lately but with my desire to get Severed, Everspace, and Exile, I'm really hoping the mystery game is something I actually don't want. 



#4724 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2335 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

Nothing for me from this week (unless that LRG mystery game ends up being Fez or something else I really want).  I played enough Exile from the PS+ freebie for the Vita to know it's unpolished and really not a great game at all.  Severed... that was PS+ too I think.  I'm fine just having it digital.  Everspace... I don't think its for me.

 

 

I also dumped a lot of money on Shenmue III. I never cared for the games and never understand the following but man oh man, both the fans and Yu Suzuki's passion are amazing that I actually wanna see the game happen. 

As one of the huge fans of Shenmue (it's pretty easily my favorite game series of all time).  Getting deep into the game it really starts to feel like you are living this other life because of how much detail there is.   Playing it in December is pretty perfect since it matches up the typical weather and holidays in game and it makes it that much more immersive.   I did back the Kickstarter (my first one ever) and it was worth it because Yu Suzuki is the mastermind of the game series and this was his life long passion project... so it's in the right hands.  I didn't go for all the extra crap... just a physical copy for PS4 and I'm good.

 

I can totally understand people not wanting to get involved with the series when it was incomplete.  Hopefully with it done and the other two games getting ported, people will open their minds a bit and give it another chance.   It's just not the kind of game you rush through to finish... it's more for people that love to explore and really enjoy the game world, solve mysteries, fight, goof off, and so on.



#4725 chokaay   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   22 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:42 PM

Just noticed www.limitedrungames.com has OXENFREE (Nintendo Switch) for pre-order starting 8/3/2018.

 

Even though I bought a digital copy from eShop for $4.99, I might also order a physical cartridge as well...



#4726 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:22 PM

Anyone else get their Shantae 1/2 Genie-Hero backer rewards and wanna post their thoughts on it? I just got my platinum pack (coin, OST CD, shirt, lenticular poster, hardcover artbook, and a digital copy of the game) and am pretty disappointed. The lenticular poster is nice but the artbook is kind of a joke- it's basically the same size as the one from the special edition the game launched with, except it has backer exclusive pages and is hardcover. Shirt is pretty cool design, and the CD and coin are just that. 

 

This is not $200 worth of stuff IMO (assuming the game digitally, was $30). 

My stuff just arrived today, and yeah, this is $50 worth of stuff at best. This art book is a HUGE disappointment, especially when you consider the full size ones that are often a part of CE's now a days. The 3D picture is really nice, but still not $200 nice, as I would have rather just paid for this on it's own. As it's really the only nice unique item that was offered.

 

This is really the first bundle set I have received where I felt "ripped off" from a KS, and I had pretty low expectations from the start. I'm still glad I supported the project, as it was mostly to see that the game was made, and paying above and beyond for stuff like this, is how that happens. Was all the funds put to good use, who can say? As I have stated, Wayforward is for sure on my "no fly list" going forward, but I still plan to support KS for stuff like this, as I have personally had great experiences in the past.

 

 I only ever had one campaign that didn't deliver, and I got a "credit" for that situation, so it was far from a total loss. And this was the first campaign that delivered, and I was less than thrilled about what was offered. So over many years, my track record has been very good, but I will continue to size up each campaign going forward and act accordingly. Also, thanks to LRG for handling the shipping, as once again my box was pretty beat up, but the contents arrived in great shape. As I have had several "damaged" items from KS over the years, so proper packing is always great when it happens.



#4727 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3518 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

Upcoming limited releases for the next several days:

July 26th:
Severed - Play-Asia - 11:00 AM EST (Limited)

 

July 27th:
Everspace - Limited Run Games - 10:00 AM EST (Open Pre-Order)
Exiles End -  Limited Run Games - 10:00 AM EST (Limited)
Mystery Game - Limited Run Games - 10:00 AM EST (Open Pre-Order)

 

July 28th:
Steredden - Strictly Limited Games -  6:00 PM EST (Limited)



#4728 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22469 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 02:34 AM

As one of the huge fans of Shenmue (it's pretty easily my favorite game series of all time).  Getting deep into the game it really starts to feel like you are living this other life because of how much detail there is.   Playing it in December is pretty perfect since it matches up the typical weather and holidays in game and it makes it that much more immersive.   I did back the Kickstarter (my first one ever) and it was worth it because Yu Suzuki is the mastermind of the game series and this was his life long passion project... so it's in the right hands.  I didn't go for all the extra crap... just a physical copy for PS4 and I'm good.

My brother loves the series, he even imported the European release of Shenmue II on Dreamcast (long before the Xbox port). I wanted to give the games another go but just couldn't get used to the controls. I'm glad they're getting a PS4 release, gonna def give it another go. 

 

Also, as someone who acknowledges that graphics aren't everything, I still find technical aspects of games super impressive. I thought the Saturn version of Shenmue was absolutely amazing- they had some talent people working on that game. 

 

My stuff just arrived today, and yeah, this is $50 worth of stuff at best. This art book is a HUGE disappointment, especially when you consider the full size ones that are often a part of CE's now a days. The 3D picture is really nice, but still not $200 nice, as I would have rather just paid for this on it's own. As it's really the only nice unique item that was offered.

 

This is really the first bundle set I have received where I felt "ripped off" from a KS, and I had pretty low expectations from the start. I'm still glad I supported the project, as it was mostly to see that the game was made, and paying above and beyond for stuff like this, is how that happens. Was all the funds put to good use, who can say? As I have stated, Wayforward is for sure on my "no fly list" going forward, but I still plan to support KS for stuff like this, as I have personally had great experiences in the past.

 

 I only ever had one campaign that didn't deliver, and I got a "credit" for that situation, so it was far from a total loss. And this was the first campaign that delivered, and I was less than thrilled about what was offered. So over many years, my track record has been very good, but I will continue to size up each campaign going forward and act accordingly. Also, thanks to LRG for handling the shipping, as once again my box was pretty beat up, but the contents arrived in great shape. As I have had several "damaged" items from KS over the years, so proper packing is always great when it happens.

Well... if it's any consolation, by my count, only about 1,000 of those artbooks were made based on backers- so we can feel special about that. But I wouldn't be surprised if Wayforward pulls another fast one on us and say "due to fan feedback, we decided to release a better artbook with all the KS exclusive stuff bc they said it was ok during some vote somewhere". 



#4729 Tothoro  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Severed is up now: https://www.play-asi...ition/13/70c5pb



#4730 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   873 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:03 PM

Shipping not free anymore?

Finally showed free after 5 minutes. They got some folks I’m guessing.

#4731 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7424 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

$8.90 shipping, getthafuggouttaheah



#4732 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

Shipping not free anymore?

Finally showed free after 5 minutes. They got some folks I’m guessing.

Yeah, it's always amazing this shit happens each time, like they have never released a game with free shipping before?



#4733 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   3926 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:16 PM

Free shipping is fixed.



#4734 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3256 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:26 PM

I bought Severed this morning with the hope it has a new trophy list. I have looked everywhere and found no confirmation of a new list but most of Play-asia releases have had a separate trophy list. Fingers crossed this is the case. I would really enjoy playing the game again and earning another platinum for this release.



#4735 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36708 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:39 PM

I bought Severed this morning with the hope it has a new trophy list. I have looked everywhere and found no confirmation of a new list but most of Play-asia releases have had a separate trophy list. Fingers crossed this is the case. I would really enjoy playing the game again and earning another platinum for this release.

Unlikely--most (if not all) of those Play-Asia releases with separate trophy lists were games by eastasiasoft.



#4736 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3256 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 04:00 PM

Unlikely--most (if not all) of those Play-Asia releases with separate trophy lists were games by eastasiasoft.

That is not entirely true. Sir Eats Alot, Reverie, Unepic, One More Dungeon, Bleed, Bleed 2 all have separate trophy lists in NA and AS. That is the reason I bought these specific releases. There are others releases with separate trophy lists that I did not buy also.

 

Eastasiasoft is a publisher and a game developer. The games they developed are Rainbow Skies, Lost Sea, Rainbow Moon and the Söldner-X.



#4737 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36708 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

That is not entirely true. Sir Eats Alot, Reverie, Unepic, One More Dungeon, Bleed, Bleed 2 all have separate trophy lists in NA and AS. That is the reason I bought these specific releases. There are others releases with separate trophy lists that I did not buy also.

 

Eastasiasoft is a publisher and a game developer. The games they developed are Rainbow Skies, Lost Sea, Rainbow Moon and the Söldner-X.

My mistake, thanks for pointing that out.

 

It couldn't hurt to ask Play-Asia on Twitter if their release of Severed has a separate trophy list, as they tend to be quite responsive there. Full disclosure: I'd buy a copy if they confirmed a separate list.



#4738 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3256 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:01 PM

My mistake, thanks for pointing that out.

 

It couldn't hurt to ask Play-Asia on Twitter if their release of Severed has a separate trophy list, as they tend to be quite responsive there. Full disclosure: I'd buy a copy if they confirmed a separate list.

Many people have asked them on Twitter but they have not responded.

I even DMed eastasiasoft and they didn't reply to my message.

It seems to be a mystery at this time with lots of speculation either way.



#4739 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

N.E.R.O. Nothing Ever Remains Obscure (PS4) may be getting a re-release on 10/26/18 as a listing just showed up on Best Buy with that release date.  $19.99 before GCU:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6278213

 

The Switch version is also supposed to come out on that date ($29.99 before GCU though):

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6278200



#4740 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5948 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:59 PM

Looks like Home Sweet Home will be a Gamestop exclusive for a physical PS4 release - 

 

https://www.gamestop...gamestop/166253