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kupomogli

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#13135693 Biohazard - Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS3 Physical Disc) $28 @ Amazon.

Posted by kupomogli on 03 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

Crapcom here in the states is worse than NoA, and that's a HUGE honor they have earned every single ounce of. They have some of the coolest products released around the world, and their shop here is filled with crap toys, and over priced collectible "junk". Then when there is demand for a physical release of something like Phoenix Wright, they just ignore it and move on.

 

They have really gotten just as bad as Konami, so unless Metal gear or Street Fighter is you game of choice, your chances of getting anything cool here in the states is less than ZERO. LOL

Every Japanese dev is screwing the US over.  Pre 2006 I felt sorry for PAL territories because they didn't get sh*t, but after 2006 they've got just about everything released in the US and then some. and on top of that, they've gotten all these great collectors editions that the devs decided to give a big middle finger to if you lived in the US. 

 

Now that digital is getting more prominent, they're also getting physical releases of games more often where as the US gets screwed out of that too.  Bloodborne the Old Hunters for example.  Gravity Rush was announced for US after a lot of people complained, same with Xenoblade Chronicles and Devil's Third.  No idea why, and VGChartz is unreliable but all we have, but if you look at sales of Bloodborne and Gravity Rush PSV, they sold the best at retail in the US, so why are they the only ones that were going to be left out or potentially left out at getting a retail copy?

 

Neither US or PAL regions are getting Yakuza 5 at retail and I can tell you that the game is going to bomb because of it.  You don't release a last gen game digital only at budget price when most people have moved onto next gen already.  Consider that there's not even a demo for the game.  Sega has been doing everything possible to make the series do as poor as it possibly can when it actually gets a western release.  Either that or Sega is just that stupid.   




#13042079 Dark Souls 2 (PS4/XB1) $19.99

Posted by kupomogli on 20 November 2015 - 07:32 PM

Is this game more like Demon Souls or Dark Souls?   Asking because I looooooved Demon Souls but pretty much hated Dark Souls - it was fun at first but I got lost too easy and got tired of replaying the same sections over and over again just to get to the next area.   Demon Souls, in contrast, had that hub world where you could easily jump to different areas, plus, while there was replaying sections over again, there were lots of unlockable shortcuts to get to new areas easier.  So, is Dark Souls 2 more of the same, or is more like Demon Souls?

It's like Demon's Souls and Bloodborne where you can warp wherever you want once you unlock the area.  Dark Souls allows this too, but not until the end of the game.




#13026846 Fire Emblem Fates - Special Edition $79.99 ($63.99 GCU) OOS BB/Amaz...

Posted by kupomogli on 13 November 2015 - 11:34 AM

You get all 3 games, not just one.

 

Technically you're getting one game.  Nintendo being the scumbags they are, are selling the three stories as two different games and a DLC or a single overpriced game bundle.

 

Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones has two different storylines with the option to play through as Ephraim and Erika.  It's not like I had to purchase two different games to play that. 

 

Hopefully this doesn't catch on.  Just think if developers in the past did this.  We'd be purchasing seven different games to play through SaGa Frontier, two games for Kartia, two games for Mega Man X4, two games for Nightmare Creatures, two games for Threads of Fate, two games for Vanguard Bandits, two games for every Warcraft RTS game(base games only so it'd have had expansions for each separate campaign,) three games for Tactics Ogre(plus a bunch of DLC for all the side quests,) etc, etc, etc.  You get the idea.

 

It's Nintendo though, so it's okay.  Just like it's okay that they've got a lot of disc locked content that isn't cosmetic behind a paywall called Amiibo.  $12.99 for some disc locked content.  Thanks Nintendo!




#12963379 God of War III Remaster PS4 $19.99 (10/12-10/25) Gamestop

Posted by kupomogli on 11 October 2015 - 03:09 PM

Even the last of us remastered which included multiplayer DLC and single player expansion was only 49.99

Nope.  Multiplayer DLC, twice the amount of weapons and twice the amount of perks aren't included.




#12953222 Gamestop PUR Deals: Until Dawn $39.99 (10/26-11/1), Watch Dogs Used (10/...

Posted by kupomogli on 05 October 2015 - 10:12 AM

It's most likely only one code, so you would lose out on the 11 dlc packs, bonus weapon pack, and PS4 dynamic theme if you were to give or trade it away. Only the PS4 game is on disc, not the dlc.

Actually, according to the devs this is incorrect.  The game and DLC is on the disc, the code also includes the DLC, but includes the PS3/Vita versions as well though.

 

ArrowheadGS "If you bought the retail version, all the DLC should automatically unlock when you use the disc. As long as you are playing with the retail version you will have access to the DLC! :)"

 

http://arrowheadgame...ployment-today/




#12920051 $7.99 X360 games at toysrus.com (Castlevania LOS 2, MGSV Ground Zeroes,...

Posted by kupomogli on 15 September 2015 - 06:36 AM

How's LOS 2 compared to 1

Some ways it's better, some ways it's worse.  In terms of the storyline, level design, the first game is better.  The second game controls a lot better and has better bosses and enemy design.  Gabriel's movement is slowed down so he's running at a reasonable speed, attacks are slowed down, all feeling as they have more weight to them, damage has been increased or decreased to deal damage based on the speed of the attacks.  While Gabriel no longer has some of the diversity he had on the original one, skills like the saw whip, or square, triangle as a starting combo were removed, as were the special skill attacks used with the gauntlet, his magic is in the form of the flame claws and void sword which control like different weapons rather than the whip with a few more special skills. 

 

As amazing as the first game was, one major problem with it was the constant barrage of tutorial sections.  It happens at the beginning of Lords of Shadow 2 and whenever you receive a new skill, but you were going from tutorial to tutorial all the way to the very end of the game on the original one.  It just really pulled you out of the game.  Additionally the first game had noticeable framerate issues.  It was good for the most part, but some stages you could easily see it running in the low 20s. 

 

On Lords of Shadow 2, the stealth sections are really dumb inclusions, but they're easy enough except for two.  One really, the first problematic one isn't so bad if you remember to use mist.  The second one(the very last stealth section) you have to use mist and a have little bit of luck to get past it.

 

Also.  For the graphics whore in us all, Lords of Shadow 2 easily has some of the best graphics on last gen consoles as well.

 

I'm a huge Castlevania fan and if you try to think of the series as ruining the timeline and not being a different game, you're setting it up for failure.  Both Lords of Shadow 1 and 2 were amazing games imo, some of the best of last gen. 

 

Additionally, if you haven't played it, Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate is another great game.  It gets a lot of hate for being different than the IGA games, but it's a mix of the classic Castlevania games, Lords of Shadow, and the exploration titles and it works really well.  Play it on atleast hard difficulty.  I'd recommend the 3DS version of this game, because even though it runs at sub 30fps it's in the low to mid 20s and runs at consistent framerate so you don't have any frame spikes that effect gameplay.  Mirror of Fate is the pinnacle of games that use the 3D effect well on the 3DS, it's just jaw dropping the effort they put into getting the 3D effect to work well.  Whenever I play the game, except when underwater, I leave the 3D on.  It's the only game worth playing with the 3D on the entire time.  The 3DS version doesn't have boss rush sadly, and the console versions don't have 3D and they have higher framerate but some very significant frame drops that effect gameplay.  I've linked below two videos.  One is the first part of my Lords of Shadow 2 playthrough and the second video is the boss rush from Mirror of Fate.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=JfW1Jyw41K8

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=gw5sE0eqDdU      




#11952990 Gamestop's new Gift Card Exchange

Posted by kupomogli on 24 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Hopefully more stores start to do this.  Let's you exchange any gift cards you receive with a Gamestop gift card.  Makes those great deals because they offer gift cards at certain stores I plan to never shop at again better because I can switch it to a Gamestop gift card.

 

https://gamestop.car...paign=vanityurl

 

This appeared in yesterday's email and I couldn't find another thread that's already posted it(unless it's in one of the all encompassing Gamestop threads.) 

 

*edit*

 

From comments, they take a percentage off for those interested, almost 20%.  Guess I don't shop around enough to know that this feature is used elsewhere.