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#14220650 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by AugustAPC on 22 October 2019 - 12:33 AM

25 fuckin' dollar shipping on that.




#14220109 Contra Rogue Corps - 19.99 - GameFly

Posted by AugustAPC on 20 October 2019 - 01:42 AM

Modern day Konami is useless. 

It's kinda depressing. They've fallen further than Capcom ever did. I still love me some modern Capcom, but when they showed the trailer for this game, I was surprised no one was talking about how unbelievably bad this game looked. I mean, I made a post here asking why no one was roasting it. It looked like... prime material for being mocked... it looked like it was meant to be a joke.

 

But remember how fucking good Konami used to be?

 

 

Just seeing that classic logo and jingle made me so fucking excited as a kid cause you knew you were gonna play something awesome.




#14202417 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by AugustAPC on 24 August 2019 - 03:27 PM

Steelbooks, figures, and plushes are what I look for in CEs personally. Artbooks are cool, but I don't know that I've ever looked through one more than a handful of times, and I don't think I've ever actually put a soundtrack CD in a CD player.

 

Other paper products like posters, art cards, or the movie tickets/IDs from the River Girls CE just feel like cheap ways to fluff the profit margin to me. Five cents to print each off, add $20 to the price and people eat it up for some reason.

 

I understand the appeal for cartridges and they are a little more work and cost, but it's not my cup of tea. I don't like loose carts personally, but most of my collection is disc-based so that's more of an individual thing.

 

I'll be picking up a standard for River Girls, and I generally pass on LRG CEs. Beyond the value proposition being underwhelming, they also tend to get delayed into oblivion moreso than the standard editions.

I can see why people like steelbooks, but they present the same problem as GOTY editions, for me. I hate inconsistency. That one spine that stands out. I hate it.

As for figures, I never want this in a CE. I collect figures, and there's ALWAYS a significant drop in quality when it comes to game CEs. They end up taking up space that I'd rather give to something with quality.

CDs and Artbooks are hometown for me. CDs gives me a digital and physical library at the same time, as I can easily rip the songs and I can still keep a physical collection. I also appreciate being able to look through a game's art assets on paper... but I'm the guy who won't buy digital comics.

 

Fuck soundtracks and artbooks. That's the shit places should pack in free or as preorder gifts, CE's need fun stuff that stands out and makes sense for the game, not throw-away trash that cost barely a thing to make but we get jacked up prices for like those two things.

Wonderful, detailed contribution.




#14202367 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by AugustAPC on 24 August 2019 - 06:57 AM

The little knickknacks in the collector's edition are actually pretty cool. Better than most of the pad items that are included in a lot of other CEs. At least there's no soundtrack on cassette... but I'm not a fan of the non-functioning game carts. I'd wish they'd cut that shit out. They're not that appealing to display. Waste of money. Put that towards better stuff like artbooks.

I still hold that every CE should include a soundtrack and an artbook. Those should be like the first two things. Fuck low quality plushies or figures, Fuck fake carts, Fuck unusable, anachronistic media. Gimme that soundtrack and high-quality art.




#14201340 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by AugustAPC on 21 August 2019 - 07:20 PM

I didn't know they were human traffickers.




#14193504 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 27 July 2019 - 07:37 AM

Kill La Kill. I'm not even sure many people were interested in that one to begin with considering how not good it looked.



In terms of graphics? It's uneven, but I certainly wouldn't call it a dumpster fire, or even bad. The charatcers all look good and animate well, but the environments are really bad.

In terms of gameplay, it looks alright. At least from what I've seen. I don't play many anime arena fighters, nor have I seen the show, but it looks about par for the course, perhaps with a smaller budget.


#14191080 The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Edition PS4/XBO $31.50

Posted by AugustAPC on 20 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

So Josh from Limited Run Games mentioned he put in an offer for the physical rights to all of Telltale's games. He ended up not getting them because they likely wanted to sell it to someone who wanted all the rights, and not just physical.

So, with any luck, this new producer may release their other games physically. They certainly deserve to be.




#14188039 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 11 July 2019 - 11:34 PM

I decided to make an unboxing video for Super Neptunia RPG CE as fast as possible, and it was so fast, I ended up being able to fit it all into a gif.

And away it goes into the closet to never be looked at again! Ah, the rewarding life of a collector.




#14188038 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 11 July 2019 - 11:33 PM

If a parent let their kid anywhere near a grown man playing with something so tacky and child-oriented, I would argue that is gross negligence on the scale of letting their kids go up to get free candy from the nice clown in his large, unmarked van. Same warning signs.

 

The normal switch, on the other hand, is an elegant tool suited for rooftop parties and fine dining establishments. If you wish to go out in public, I would recommend that option instead.

I'll have to excuse those who chose portability and battery life over the judging eyes of Dark Sage.




#14186105 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by AugustAPC on 06 July 2019 - 12:19 PM

Y'all know this is a site about video game deals...right?

I thought it was for thrifty anal fetishists.




#14185903 Limited Run Games Thread - RPG Masters of the Universe

Posted by AugustAPC on 05 July 2019 - 07:10 PM

Every morning is easy when you stop buying into LRGs bullshit

You're such an activist.




#14183844 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 29 June 2019 - 11:19 PM

Sony, what the Fuck? I mean, you started off so well this generation. Why are you becoming such fuckwads?

Pride goeth before a fall.




#14181830 Indie/Limited/Obscure Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by AugustAPC on 25 June 2019 - 04:26 AM

He's not. It's good to see people not taking advantage of others' mistakes.




#14177688 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 13 June 2019 - 06:38 PM

This is Collection of Mana, a compilation of the original first three games. Trials of Mana is the remake of the third.

Kinda confusing.




#14176892 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by AugustAPC on 12 June 2019 - 03:56 AM

We'll have to see but I don't think how it looks is exceptionally any worse than how the PS2 titles looked.

Honestly, that is a pretty sad statement to make in 2019, a little more than a year off of the PS-friggin'-5.

 

That being said, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

 

Exhibit 1: Contra on the PS4 (why the Fuck is there a panda in this game, again?)

Spoiler

 

Exhibit 2: Tekken 5 on the PS2

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