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#14313277 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 11 August 2020 - 05:07 AM

Finally getting around to playing my $32 copy of Sakura Wars.  Played through the end of the 1st chapter.  ...Didn't like it.  But I have no experience with any of the past Sakura Wars material.  Anyone feel like it's worth sticking through the game?  Is the first chapter pretty representative of the whole?  Thinking of getting rid of the disc to break even.

I played through it and really enjoyed it, but the main appeal is going to be the dating sim elements and story. The combat is okay, but nothing above average. It's a nice change of pace when it shows up once in awhile, but it's a fairly minor part of the game. The majority of the game is walking around and talking to people and making dialog choices. 

 

If you're not interested in the characters/story it's probably not worth playing through.




#14310987 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 02 August 2020 - 03:01 AM

Hamble has 20% off if you're a sub. Do note that the most recent update introduced panty shot censorship.

And people didn't think 2020 could get any worse




#14310250 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/30: DBZ & Two Tribes Sales! $8 Chasm,...

Posted by whoknows on 30 July 2020 - 08:17 PM

Best Zelda games are the Oracle games.

 

 

Breath of the Wild is dragged down by destructible weapons and clunky inventory system. I often avoided fights and exploring because thinking about how I'd have to waste time messing around with weapons afterwards just made it feel like it wasn't worth it.




#14309181 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/30: DBZ & Two Tribes Sales! $8 Chasm,...

Posted by whoknows on 27 July 2020 - 12:59 AM

Can anyone recommend I Am Setsuna? I was disappointed when the Vita port didn't get localized and prefer physical on Switch, but paying an extra $30 to import it ($50 on most sites) feels like a lot for a game that wasn't universally beloved. 

I enjoyed it, but I like snow areas in games and that game has so much snow.




#14306817 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 17 July 2020 - 04:23 AM

Funny story now, though at the time, was fairly angry story.

I went out to get my package earlier, and I noticed that the package was in a plastic bag for some reason. I've never seen a package shipped with a plastic bag on the outside loose like that, sometimes seen it wrapped around tightly outside of the package, but not just loose.

As I got closer, the box looked wet all over. The postman told me a box of hand sanitizer exploded onto my box along with a ton of others, and unfortunately, this was the best they could do, and to call them if there's an issue.

Luckily, the way the person packaged everything, all the contents were towards the center of the box, rather than touching the side, so looks like I avoided any major damage, albeit, all the contents smells like hand sanitizer now...

Covid-free delivery. So thoughtful of them.




#14297703 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 13 June 2020 - 09:55 PM

Sprit Hunter: Death Mark can be had for as little as $7.50 if you're willing to put up with gamestop's 50% sale and checkout with 5 games.

 

I added 2 to my order.  I've seen a few Limited Editions at local stores, I'm hoping I get at least one LE converted to used.  Have heard positive things about the game. 

 

My switch is now my by-far favorite way to play any sort of VN.  Doing a playthrough of U: Prelude to the Fallen right now and really miss the portability.

Well Prelude to the Fallen did also release on Vita...




#14287533 Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Posted by whoknows on 09 May 2020 - 04:44 AM

So like this Kaine figure: 

https://www.ebay.com...ItemCondition=3

 

https://www.ebay.com...ItemCondition=3

 

Both look pretty legit to me but I honestly can't tell. 

I think they look fine. Typically sellers in China will straight up say they're the Chinese version or something along those lines because they don't want to deal with charge backs, like how this one does for example https://www.ebay.com...RAAAOSwpBdd7wvw

 

 

Alternatively, there are a couple on Mandarake https://order.mandar...rd=nier&lang=en




#14285164 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 30 April 2020 - 07:03 AM

What's the word on Sakura Wars? Good or bad?




#14284496 Anime & Manga Steals and Deals (Rightstuf, Amazon, DD...etc)

Posted by whoknows on 28 April 2020 - 02:21 AM

So I just received the Boogiepop blu-ray. It looks like it was repackaged. Shittily if I might add with the wrong plastic wrap. The product page makes no mention of it being used though so that's nice. The discs themselves look to be in pristine condition and at least it's not a bootleg so there's that.

I got mine today and it looks fine. As far as I can tell it looks new.




#14266414 GameStop Exclusive (?) - Tiger Handheld Games (Sonic, Xmen, Little Mermaid, T...

Posted by whoknows on 24 February 2020 - 01:20 AM

The only way Sonic 3 will ever be rereleased


#14245332 Best Buy DOTD: Jedi Fallen Order $39.99 on Both platforms

Posted by whoknows on 16 December 2019 - 02:24 AM

Sadly, I agree with you. 

 

Was expecting much better combat since a good portion of the old GoW team worked on this, but it's really all flash and little substance. Pales in comparison to DMC5 or Sekiro.

 

Played this at a friend's place but feel no rush to pay top dollar for it. Will wait for $20.

Combat in every game pales in comparison to DMC5.




#14205852 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 03 September 2019 - 04:45 AM

This seems relevant, again.

 

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#14204114 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 29 August 2019 - 09:25 PM

I'll try Yakuza 7. I'm glad they're trying something new. The series has gotten stale imo.


#14200978 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 20 August 2019 - 07:04 PM

I cannot wait for this:

 

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The Yakuza 5 PS3 case is an amazing thing for them to do. Def in for this.




#14196635 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by whoknows on 06 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

RIP Star Ocean: Anamesis

It was fun at first, but when they kept repeating events over and over it was pretty clear the game wasn't going to last.

 

Won't be surprised if Valkyrie Anatomia is the next to shut down.