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#13686734 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/18: EA Sports Sale! $13.49 Flinthook, $20...

Posted by TooPoor on 10 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

Would you recommend it if you haven't played the first? Its tough to find that less than 40.

This BF I'm going to get FF XV, Nier, Nioh and Horizon and be set 2018. I'm sure these will be $30 or $20 by then.




#13686562 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by TooPoor on 10 April 2017 - 06:50 PM

Amazon also has the Vita Fate/Extella CE on sale for the first time, usually its $60 while the PS4 one has been on sale a few times. Pretty neat CE.

 

:vita: Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star - 'Noble Phantasm' Edition $43.99

Now I already beat and traded in the game...what to do what to do...

GS has the Vita CE for $39.99 but it shows only for in-store pick up




#13684403 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by TooPoor on 07 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

It was the first post that I hadn't read.

Statement still stands regardless of time.

I get his pain. I do plenty of things that I'm utterly sick of just to save money.




#13682737 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by TooPoor on 05 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

Clicked the DT2-2 link without thinking, and forgot I am at work. Fortunately I have a wall behind me.

 

Please localize DT2-2. Please localize DT2-2. Please localize DT2-2.




#13682637 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by TooPoor on 05 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

Let me tell you that watching anime has not aided me at all in my learning process. Only actual studying can do that.

I really think your experience is an outlier. My Japanese is very limited, but I went through the long and difficult journey of learning English, and so did everybody else around me growing up. It was really helpful to be constantly exposed to the language in times when we were not in English class, movies, TV, music and comics etc. The English teachers always told us to watch English movies and TV shows in our free time. And those who took an interest in American culture (many through watching Friends) had their English skills improving much faster than others. 

 

I would see the helpfulness of watching TVs/Movies as an exponential function, it helps a little when you are just taking off, but you just have to power through; once you can understand basic sentence structures, you begin to pick up a lot of useful pronunciations and phrases. There are also classic "tricks" that almost all English teacher advocates, like watching a movie with subtitles, then watch it again with the subtitles half covered with a paper, then watch it again with the subtitles off.




#13682335 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by TooPoor on 05 April 2017 - 04:59 AM

IMO, this collectors edition is pretty good for the price. You get an artbook, soundtrack CD, a steelbook, and other extra goodies for $100 or less. Still disappointed that the soundtrack CD isn't a persona compilation album like in Japan, but it's pretty good. The packaging is a bit disappointing for me at least. Looks like they didn't glue the outer flap to my box correctly, so it looks mis-shapen.

 

As for the game itself, I've played about 3-4 hours so far, and its got a pretty slow start like P4 except it feels way more cinematic. I love the VN style cut-ins and the music so far is amazing. The only things that really irk me are the constant loading screens (even with the cool loading icons), and some parts of the English dub.

 

After taking Japanese classes, the way they pronounce some characters' names REALLY stands out to me. Not in a good way, more like in a cringy kind of way. Too much emphasis on certain syllables. Makes me tempted to switch to the Japanese dub to see the difference, but overall the English dub casting is good. VAs seem to fit the characters from what I hear.

I would assume if you are taking Japanese classes switching to the Japanese Voice would be the first thing you do. Top-tier voice work and it would help with your learning process.




#13682099 Amazon Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector's Edition + Playstation 4 Deluxe...

Posted by TooPoor on 04 April 2017 - 11:52 PM

It's not Dead btw ;D

You are right, AMZ is not selling the CE on its individual page but has the bundle in stock. Must be a clearance thing.




#13682043 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by TooPoor on 04 April 2017 - 11:02 PM

But you have to have Visa Checkout first. I don't even want more than two credit cards, why would I want the hassle of more online payment services?

I find multiple credit cards very important. One for travel so you get extra points on hotels and plane tickets, such as Sapphire Preferred/Reserved. The Costco CITI card because Costco. Then AMEX for the occasional kick-ass promo offers that they give out. A discover for the same reason as the AMEX. A chase freedom card for the rotating categories. If you have kids, then you pretty much need a Khol's store card. A TJMax card to hunt for goods there. A capital one card since they are doing exclusive ticketing options now. A grocery card which there are plenty of options for. A CITI 2% cashback for when the stuff you are buying do not fall into any bonus cashback categories.




#13680939 Add $50 Amazon Cash and get $10 digital credit

Posted by TooPoor on 03 April 2017 - 09:58 PM

In the past, Digital Credits could be used for PSN codes. I'm not sure if this is still the case since I haven't been offered any credit for a while. Whenever Amazon offers me $1 digital credit for slower shipping I take it, then after a couple of months I exchange for a $10 PSN code.

 

The problem is that the credit usually expires pretty quickly.

Yeah, but lately they started to offer useless credit more often, at least for me. Like Amazon Pantry or Amazon Home Services.




#13678134 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by TooPoor on 31 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

Exist Archive dropped to $9.07 (AMZ) from when I bought it at $9.9. Now I "lost" 83 cents, guess I can't get fries with my burger today fml.




#13677547 Destiny 2 CE on Bestbuy.com (DEAD)

Posted by TooPoor on 30 March 2017 - 11:53 PM

Doubtful I can rebuy the ce that is sold out

...The progression of your logic makes no logic sense.




#13677435 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/18: EA Sports Sale! $13.49 Flinthook, $20...

Posted by TooPoor on 30 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

 

 

Thanks!  That would be awesome if you could do that; you absolutely have my permission.  :)

 

 

Done. I said the developer is my friend just to make myself sound cool. 

(Well I do know you to some extent from your posts here)




#13677126 PSN Weekly Deals - 4/18: EA Sports Sale! $13.49 Flinthook, $20...

Posted by TooPoor on 30 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

Hope this isn't too spammy, but I just announced my new PS4/Vita game if anyone's interested in checking out the trailer.  It's a challenging 2D platformer, something like Super Mario World with some light RPG elements.

 

 

screenshots and more info

Best of luck to you friend. If you want me to help you promote on the Asian Vita forums I frequent, I can cross-post with your permission of course.




#13675085 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by TooPoor on 28 March 2017 - 09:12 PM

Sucks that Amazon doesnt price match anymore but I complained enough they gave me $5 promotion credit for my next purchase so its not that bad. 

I wouldn't hurt my "Amazon credit score" for a couple bucks, I use Amazon so much and have so much credit with them they basically own my ass now.




#13674969 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by TooPoor on 28 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

Exist Archive $9.9 on AMZ. I bought it.