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#5821 Flanflan  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

I don't recommend buying these Argentina codes from another person.

Since these codes are issued via mail rather than the eshop, Nintendo could easily nullify your game license and refund the transaction.

They nullified most licenses for codes issued via Club Nintendo exploit back then, which left hundreds of people that bought them on ebay with nothing.

Since outlets are reporting this, it's likely to happen.

So if you want to try your luck, do it with your own cards.



#5822 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:06 PM

Looks like it’s happening after all.



#5823 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3185 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:44 PM

I don't recommend buying these Argentina codes from another person.
Since these codes are issued via mail rather than the eshop, Nintendo could easily nullify your game license and refund the transaction.
They nullified most licenses for codes issued via Club Nintendo exploit back then, which left hundreds of people that bought them on ebay with nothing.
Since outlets are reporting this, it's likely to happen.
So if you want to try your luck, do it with your own cards.

I don’t see them doing this, it’s all on their own website on how to change region. Argentina’s low prices appear to be part of a sale and due to Argentina’s inflation going on right now. Some of these same games have been on sale elsewhere for similar prices, Mexico for example.

#5824 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3237 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

It's funny, I had said that I would pay $40 for the games together, but then I saw the individual prices, and almost balked, but $24 for all 3 is good enough, day one for me



#5825 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   708 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Zenax[zd]

Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

Looks like the average is 18 hours for the campaign.

 

18.5 hours

18 hours I'd say is with skipping a lot of side quests and not exploring much. Personally I did every thing I could on my first play through and ended around 27 hours. The game keeps track of everything very thoroughly and by the end I had done almost all the side quests but missed like half the treasure chests actually, a lot of them are well hidden. 

 

Game has a ton of replayability though. It has the usual action game stuff of not being able to do the highest difficulty on your first play through and the game grading you based on performance. But it also straight up just has a bunch of post-game content as well, after the story you unlock a new chapter which has a bunch of challenging combat side quests for you to take on.



#5826 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:40 PM

What ugly ports. 

 

Spoiler


#5827 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3302 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:47 PM

Looks like it’s happening after all.

I was optimistic we'd get this... glad it's happening.  The asia version getting english I think made this a no brainer.   Digital only is a deal breaker for me with the physical Asia release existing... so I'm going to stick with it for now.  If we get a physical version, I may change and preorder that.
 

What ugly ports.

 
The old sprites are better, but this isn't ugly.

I've been a DQ fan since the days of Dragon Warrior on NES... I can deal with some enemy graphics changing. Having the games widescreen is already a plus for playing these in modern times.

#5828 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:34 PM

The old sprites are better, but this isn't ugly.

I've been a DQ fan since the days of Dragon Warrior on NES... I can deal with some enemy graphics changing. Having the games widescreen is already a plus for playing these in modern times.

No, it's ugly compared to the old games. Square Enix doesn't give a damn about their legacy, which is evidenced by how half of their attempts to port their classics to new platforms have significant issues with the art, music, features, and sometimes all of the above that shows how little they care about those games beyond being able to make a quick buck off of nostalgia rather than doing them the justice they deserve. I have DQ on my phone and it looks a lot better than the screenshots on the Switch version, which is still probably not that great. We should be getting versions of these games on par with the Sega Ages or Capcom Legacy Collection series, not these cheap ports.



#5829 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

We should be getting versions of these games on par with the Sega Ages or Capcom Legacy Collection series, not these cheap ports.

This is what really baffles me. In Japan, these are by all means prestige titles, way more than the stuff M2 or Digital Eclipse usually get to work with (or even their own Final Fantasy, those often get better treatment), yet this is somehow good enough for a reissue.

(in case you haven’t seen it somewhere, these are ports built off of 2009 cell phone versions of each game, which reportedly had to make compromises to fit the format, like no monster animations in DQ3)

#5830 Milonguero   system error... reboot CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

No, it's ugly compared to the old games. Square Enix doesn't give a damn about their legacy, which is evidenced by how half of their attempts to port their classics to new platforms have significant issues with the art, music, features, and sometimes all of the above that shows how little they care about those games beyond being able to make a quick buck off of nostalgia rather than doing them the justice they deserve. I have DQ on my phone and it looks a lot better than the screenshots on the Switch version, which is still probably not that great. We should be getting versions of these games on par with the Sega Ages or Capcom Legacy Collection series, not these cheap ports.

Frisky is correct, these are cheap reimagined versions. and cheaper to produce than original sprites.

but, maybe Square-Enix lost the original source codes for these games and the only way to play the originals is using emulation, maybe it would be better than they could include the NES versions in the nintendo app than these new ones



#5831 Leostacks  

Leostacks

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

Frisky is correct, these are cheap reimagined versions. and cheaper to produce than original sprites.

but, maybe Square-Enix lost the original source codes for these games and the only way to play the originals is using emulation, maybe it would be better than they could include the NES versions in the nintendo app than these new one

You may be right; someone at Square Enix mentioned that very issue when they were asked about rereleasing their older games. And considering the old enix library of games seem to be vastly under represented in rereleases and remasters (stuff like Actraiser, Illusion of Gaia, and the original pre-square releases of Dragon quest come to mind), it's possible they just don't have them anymore. And considering no one other than Sega has shown a willingness to work with emulation folks to preserve their old games, I can't imagine Square would go that route. 



#5832 kevlar51   eats babies CAGiversary!   1206 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:09 PM

Ugh at DQ. The resolution between the sprites and the maps are way out of wack.

#5833 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:25 PM

Here are the deals from the weekend:

 

:switch: Pre-orders

Galaxy Champions TV - $4.89 - 30% Off - Ends 10/3

Island Maze - $1.49 - 50% Off - Ends 10/3

 

:switch:

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion - $15.99 - 60% Off - Ends 9/30

Attack of the Toy Tanks - $3.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/29

Beat Cop - $8.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/30

Ben 10 - $7.99 - 60% Off - Ends 9/30

Bird Game+ - $3.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/29

Build a Bridge! - $2.99 - 80% Off - Ends 9/29

Car Mechanic Manager - $1.19 - 70% Off - Ends 9/26

Car Mechanic Simulator - $4.49 - 70% Off - Ends 9/26

Car Trader - $1.19 - 70% Off - Ends 9/26

Catch a Duck - $3.49 - 30% Off - Ends 9/26

Construction Machines Simulator - $26.54 - 10% Off - Ends 10/3

Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior - $3.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/29

Damsel - $6.79 - 60% Off - Ends 9/30

Dead Dungeon - $0.99 - 80% Off - Ends 9/22

The Deer God - $1.59 - 80% Off - Ends 10/3

Distraint: Deluxe Edition - $4.79 - 20% Off - Ends 9/29

Distrust - $7.19 - 40% Off - Ends 9/30

DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/30

Ellen - $7.19 - 10% Off - Ends 9/27

Event Horizon - $1.49 - 75% Off - Ends 9/22

Garage Mechanic Simulator - $4.89 - 30% Off - Ends 9/26

Henry The Hamster Handler - $0.30 - 50% Off - Ends 9/20

Hotel Transylvania 3 Monsters Overboard - $11.99 - 60% Off - Ends 9/30

JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword - $1.99 - 80% Off - Ends 10/3

Julie's Sweets - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/30

Kaiju Khaos - $2.29 - 50% Off - Ends 9/20

Mad Age & This Guy - $4.49 - 10% Off - Ends 10/3

Metaloid: Origin - $6.99 - 30% Off - Ends 9/30

Minesweeper Genius - $1.19 - 80% Off - Ends 10/3

Moonlighter - $12.49 - 50% Off - Ends 9/30

Neon Junctions - $3.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/29

Pato Box - $8.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/22

PAW Patrol: On a Roll! - $27.99 - 30% Off - Ends 9/30

Preventive Strike - $1.79 - 10% Off - Ends 10/3

Saboteur! - $7.20 - 10% Off - Ends 10/3

Saboteur II: Avenging Angel - $7.20 - 10% Off - Ends 10/3

Skee-Ball - $9.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/30

SpaceColorsRunner - $4.19 - 30% Off - Ends 10/3

Storm Boy - $1.19 - 80% Off - Ends 10/3

Submerged - $3.49 - 65% Off - Ends 9/22

Sweet Witches - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/22

Tardy - $2.49 - 75% Off - Ends 9/22

This War of Mine: Complete Edition - $15.99 - 60% Off - Ends 9/30

UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/30

Unicornicopia - $2.49 - 50% Off - Ends 9/20

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition! - $8.99 - 70% Off - Ends 9/23

Warlock's Tower - $3.74 - 25% Off - Ends 9/29

Yet Another Zombie Defense HD - $2.49 - 50% Off - Ends 10/3

Zotrix: Solar Division - $7.49 - 50% Off - Ends 9/30



#5834 tonyvx  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:43 PM

Hey friends, if anyone here is looking for a cheap copy of Link's Awakening and is willing to wait, I'll have an extra copy of the UK version I'm looking to get rid of. If nobody wants it, I'll pop it up on ebay or w/e

 

Claimed!



#5835 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6512 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

I'm finding it really hard to stick to my guns about not stacking a backlog of digital titles, the sales for games that I've wanted are great. But I have to tell myself that between Dragon Quest XI and Link's Awakening I don't much of anything else.

 

Sonic Racing seems like a good pick up any play game though. I should go back and watch the GiantBomb quick look on that.



#5836 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:46 PM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

:switch:

Battle Group 2 - $0.79 - 92% Off - Ends 9/29

The Count Lucanor - $2.99 - 80% Off - Ends 9/29

Escape from the Universe - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

Puyo Puyo Champions - $4.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

Riot: Civil Unrest - $4.99 - 75% Off - Ends 9/29

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder - $8.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/23

Run the Fan - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 9/23

Sega Ages Out Run - $5.99 - 25% Off - Ends 9/23

Sega Ages Phantasy Star - $5.99 - 25% Off - Ends 9/23

Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog - $5.99 - 25% Off - Ends 9/23

Solo: Islands of the Heart - $11.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/29

Sonic Forces - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

Sonic Mania - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 9/23

Team Sonic Racing - $19.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

Unbox: Newbie's Adventure - $5.99 - 80% Off - Ends 9/29

Valkyria Chronicles 4 - $20.99 - 70% Off - Ends 9/23

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition - $34.99 - 30% Off - Ends 9/23 - eShop only

 

:3ds:

3D After Burner II - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Altered Beast - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Ecco the Dolphin - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Fantasy Zone - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Fantasy Zone II - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Galaxy Force II - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Gunstar Heroes - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Out Run - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Sonic The Hedgehog - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Space Harrier - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Streets of Rage - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Streets of Rage 2 - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Super Hang-On - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

3D Thunder Blade - $2.99 - 50% Off - Ends 9/23

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 9/23



#5837 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:56 PM

(the 3DS deals, like literally all of them)

...welp, I’m sorry Switch, this is important.

#5838 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5124 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

I wish M2 had done 3D Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles. And Sonic CD while I’m dreaming.

#5839 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:22 PM

Those 3D Sega games at $2.99 each are a great deal.  If you are even remotely a fan of Sega I would pick them all up.  I'm guessing they are only going on sale for the Genesis Mini launch, and they don't go on sale often so get them at these prices while you can!



#5840 EvilutionDesigns  

EvilutionDesigns

Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:59 PM

Don’t cry for eshop Argentina

Eshop Argentina isn't the one potentially getting damaged here. It's the gamers of Argentina who could potentially no longer afford these games if the prices are raised and the developers who are loosing out on funds. 

I wouldn't go as far as to call it piracy, but its outside of the bounds of my moral doings. 



#5841 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   733 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:22 AM

I was optimistic we'd get this... glad it's happening.  The asia version getting english I think made this a no brainer.   Digital only is a deal breaker for me with the physical Asia release existing... so I'm going to stick with it for now.  If we get a physical version, I may change and preorder that.
 
 
The old sprites are better, but this isn't ugly.

I've been a DQ fan since the days of Dragon Warrior on NES... I can deal with some enemy graphics changing. Having the games widescreen is already a plus for playing these in modern times.

 

 

No, it's ugly compared to the old games. Square Enix doesn't give a damn about their legacy, which is evidenced by how half of their attempts to port their classics to new platforms have significant issues with the art, music, features, and sometimes all of the above that shows how little they care about those games beyond being able to make a quick buck off of nostalgia rather than doing them the justice they deserve. I have DQ on my phone and it looks a lot better than the screenshots on the Switch version, which is still probably not that great. We should be getting versions of these games on par with the Sega Ages or Capcom Legacy Collection series, not these cheap ports.

 

 

Frisky is correct, these are cheap reimagined versions. and cheaper to produce than original sprites.

but, maybe Square-Enix lost the original source codes for these games and the only way to play the originals is using emulation, maybe it would be better than they could include the NES versions in the nintendo app than these new ones

They may very well be cheap, it isn't that the art is ugly, its that it clashes with the backgrounds etc.

 

That art is Toriyama key art, slightly touched up, just looking at the Art book and it is that art for sure. They probably thought they were doing something cool by taking the originals and cleaning them up and making them look 'good' for a high res game

 

Looking through it again, its really the PC sprite that gets me, not only does it not look right against the backgrounds it feels like they didn't get them right in the second game, the first game is okay, and they look fine in the third game.

 

Still gonna buy em, still gonna play em, and my kids will love them and not give a damn, everyone is happy!



#5842 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70317 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:23 AM



#5843 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3629 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:44 AM

Anyone get a weird charge from PPRO.COM on their bank account the same day they made the Nintendo/Argentina purchase? Just happened to notice it tonight. It's for almost the same exact amount as the Nintendo purchase ($0.10 difference).



#5844 helveticastandard   nyaa CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

helveticastandard

Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:52 AM

Anyone get a weird charge from PPRO.COM on their bank account the same day they made the Nintendo/Argentina purchase? Just happened to notice it tonight. It's for almost the same exact amount as the Nintendo purchase ($0.10 difference).


My “Nintendo” credit card charges from the Argentina orders got replaced by those a couple of days ago. The amounts were slightly different as well.

#5845 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3629 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:04 AM

My “Nintendo” credit card charges from the Argentina orders got replaced by those a couple of days ago. The amounts were slightly different as well.

"Replaced", meaning the "Nintendo" charge disappeared? Right now, both have taken money from my account.

 

PPRO LATAM does list Nintendo as a client on their Linkedin page.



#5846 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3185 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:39 AM

First DQ game for me was DQ Heroes. Outside some weird event in FFXIV that had Slimes.. I had never even heard of the series.

So when I see the Switch/Mobile version vs this... I'll go Switch. Widescreen and the graphics do not bother me. 

Spoiler



#5847 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3590 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

TheLegendofTyler

Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:35 AM

Not sure if people saw but the SNES controller is available for Nintendo online subscribers for $30

https://snesc.ninten...tem-controllers

Edit: appears to be temporarily out of stock

#5848 elessar123  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:03 AM

"Replaced", meaning the "Nintendo" charge disappeared? Right now, both have taken money from my account.

 

PPRO LATAM does list Nintendo as a client on their Linkedin page.

I assume you used debit. From my international CC, the Nintendo pending charge is gone, and the PPRO replaced it.



#5849 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:44 PM

Just a word of advice... don't use your bank debit cards on ANYTHING online.



#5850 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3185 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:52 PM

Just a word of advice... don't use your bank debit cards on ANYTHING online.

 

thats basically all i've used for almost 20 years.. explain. 

I keep a zero balance on my CC's and use cash or debit for everything. If I have to pay it off over time.. i don't need it.