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Tothoro

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#14131643 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Tothoro on 16 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

 

Incidentally, can anyone recommend for or against Cross Tag Battle or Warriors Orochi 4?

There's been some drama about CrossTag Battle's DLC. I don't know the full details, but I believe that one of the DLC packs with some kind of story component became vaporware and is speculated to be re-released on a Definitive/Complete edition down the road. So I'd vote against that one, but I can't speak for Warriors Orochi.




#14131064 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 15 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

It looks like the Spelunky CE is still in stock for every platform. Given how fast the standard Vita copies sold I'm genuinely surprised that more people didn't get it. I get that the crowd is less and less enthralled by CEs, but the CE was about the price of a standard copy on eBay when I checked after last week's bloodbath.




#14127739 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 07 February 2019 - 11:13 PM

I would love to purge a bunch of my collection, the only thing preventing me is how much of a pain-in-the-ass it is to deal with buyers. I don't sell often, but when I do I always seem to get someone wanting me to do international shipping or trying to scam me into a refund somehow.

 

For anybody that didn't see it in the latest e-mail, earning points for the new rewards program is ending next week.  Points will expire at the end of the month.

That didn't last long.




#14127525 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 07 February 2019 - 02:46 PM

Shipping updates for anyone interested (updates in bold):

 

Spoiler

 

Since I last posted (three weeks ago) they cleared the following games from the queue:

  • Blind Boxes/Blowout Sale items
  • Dragon's Lair Trilogy (PS4)
  • Defender's Quest (PS4/Vita)
  • Mages of Mystralia (PS4)
  • Broken Age (Switch)
  • Butcher (PS4)
  • Race the Sun (PS4/Vita)
  • Cosmic Star Heroine (Switch) + Artbooks
  • Yooka-Laylee (Switch CE)
  • Layers of Fear (Switch)
  • Everspace (PS4)

In terms of the sheer number of releases (including CEs and different platforms) it seems like they stayed about equal (i.e. shipping out as much as they released). Last time I did an update like this they lost ground (albeit during the holidays), so it's progress at least. 




#14127049 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Tothoro on 06 February 2019 - 01:11 AM

All good, it will be used. 

 

Question for all the resident VN connoisseurs here.   I haven't played many VN's, though the last I played was SteinsGate (and its sequel - really enjoyed them).  Looking at muvluv on steam as I have some space to fill to hit the $5 off $30 discount.  The variance among reviews is confusing - some bombing it while others heralding it as the greatest VN of all time.   You guys recommend it?

Muv-Luv (which is really two games - Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited) is a very mediocre rom-com, but gets better with Unlimited. Its sequel, Muv-Luv Alternative, is the one that commonly gets high praise. Muv-Luv sets up the stage for Muv-Luv Alternative, so I'd really recommend toughing it out through the original to get to MLA.




#14126700 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Tothoro on 05 February 2019 - 02:54 AM

FFXIV has always looked cool to me, but I'm just not an MMORPG person. Between the social pseudo-requirement and time commitment, it just isn't something that's super compatible with my normal workweek. If I had a few months off I'd love to dive in, but unfortunately that doesn't really happen in corporate America. I guess that's just part of the melancholy of adulthood, though.




#14125160 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 01 February 2019 - 12:38 AM

No one has brought it up yet, but Limited Run is probably starting a new trend tomorrow with the Game Tengoku release in that the collector’s edition will have exclusive DLC not available in the regular print. Regular print version is $40. Collector’s edition with all game content is $100.

They did update it to denote it was only the Tatsujin DLC that was exclusive later. Still shitty, but at first it seemed like it was all of the DLC (three characters and a voice pack).

 

As much as I love shmups, I really hate this practice.




#14122762 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 26 January 2019 - 06:12 AM

 

Am I missing something with this game? I played it for the first time a few years ago and it didn't seem like the kind of thing that needed to be rereleased on every platform. I get that it's a really old game and was a big deal back then, but it didn't age well.




#14119841 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Tothoro on 18 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Maybe because NISA keeps stealing all of their projects! lmao.

 

In all seriousness, though, I was not aware of that. I hope that doesn't adversely affect them. 

Brittany was one of the folks that left, I guess this might be why?




#14119723 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 18 January 2019 - 03:46 PM

Shipping updates for anyone interested (updates in bold):

 

Spoiler

 

Since I last posted (around the new year) they cleared the following games from the queue:

  • Kingdom: New Lands (PS4/PC/Switch) + Vinyl
  • Late Shift (PS4)
  • Phantom Breaker (PS4 CE/Vita CE)
  • GALF (NES)
  • To the Top (PSVR)
  • 8 Bit Adventure Anthology (PS4)
  • Another World (PS4/Vita)

So overall, they've increased the number of releases pending shipping over the past two weeks. Most of the stuff that slid was originally slated for December, but it's also worth noting that the Outlast Switch games all moved back a month. I don't see this pattern changing any time soon; even with two shipping queues they seem to be losing ground. Reasonably, I'd expect everything in the spoiler tag above to actually ship out 1-2 months later than noted aside from the top few in January and anything they bump to the top (which they appear to be doing with Jak).




#14119281 Official Collector's Edition Compilation IX - 2018

Posted by Tothoro on 17 January 2019 - 03:06 PM

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Trails of Cold Steel III was announced and the LE is up now: https://store.nisame...emy-edition-ps4




#14118271 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by Tothoro on 14 January 2019 - 11:42 PM

Yeah, eBay sucks as a seller nowadays. I remember I had someone try to return something because of a rip in the plastic wrap that was pictured and noted in the description. I don't know if they just didn't look at the listing or were trying to scam me, but it took far longer than it should have for me to win the inevitable eBay case. I rarely sell things to begin with, but at this point I'd almost rather take it to my regional game store and get half as much to avoid the hassle.




#14118091 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 14 January 2019 - 02:38 PM

I just read this news bit about Celeste DLC : https://mynintendone...t-will-be-free/

 

Does anyone know if the physical will have the DLC on the cart?

LRG's been asked a few times and as far as I'm aware there's been no official response. I'd guess not based on how dodgy they're being.




#14117039 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 11 January 2019 - 12:34 AM

Someone on Twitter zoomed in on the games in the background of the Super Meat Boy post and Axiom Verge for the WiiU is on the right edge of the shelf.  

Tweet for reference:




#14116297 Limited Run Games Thread - The Switch is on!

Posted by Tothoro on 09 January 2019 - 02:00 PM

How long does it usually take to get confirmation that they received my reward tickets? I sent them to LRG more than a month ago. The support ticket I started was answered after a week on Dec 31, saying they are backed up and will answer me as soon as they can.

I just need confirmation they got my damn reward tickets. Is it going to take 5 more weeks for them to apply it too?

Since support is backed up, you'll probably have to be pretty persistent to get through right now. If you're worried about it, I'd recommend responding to the ticket again or reaching out to their support on Twitter.