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R. Kasahara

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In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

Yesterday, 02:56 PM

I'm not a huge Japanese figure expert or collector- but anyone think it's worth picking up the Bring Arts 2b figure? It's a pretty pricey figure for me and I don't really know anything about Bring Arts (in terms of quality and whatnot). 
Nier was a dope ass game and I do want the figure but I collected a few of the Kotobukiya bishoujo figures (only Japanese series I'd say I collected) and found out recently that they're re-releasing some of the ones I already have (vs some of the older ones I missed). It makes it hard to justify paying so much for something.

No. The 2chan link lilman posted earlier no longer works, but it seems like the figure turned out pretty badly. Bring Arts is a pretty new line, so no one knows if it's decent overall or not, but Square Enix's previous history with action figures has been hit or miss.

I might go for the machine lifeform set, as the one that came with 2B looked okay, but 2B herself is an easy pass (gotta finish Automata first, though). Not sure if trading figures are your thing, but Square Enix makes good-to-great ones, so the NieR:Automata Trading Arts Mini set will probably turn out well.

In Topic: RPG Thread XX has over 100 hours of gameplay

17 April 2018 - 05:45 PM

JEKKI and I have been sharing our NieR:Automata progress on Twitter; here's our conversation, if anyone's interested. Currently, both of us have reached Ending B and are taking a break from it for a little while.

As for what I think about the game so far, I like that the janky aspects of the original NieR have been polished up. The sidequests and fishing in particular are way better. The story doesn't have as much mystery to it, though, in part because the machine lifeforms are easier to understand compared to the Shades. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to enjoy the story without having to run to translated supplemental materials online (also, I like that the weapon stories are in-game this time, a la Drakengard).

A few spoilery plot thoughts:


In other news, I reached the 20th floor in Etrian Odyssey V not too long ago, so hoping I can wrap that up soon. The news about Etrian Odyssey X came as a bit of a shock to me, since I thought they'd be done with the 3DS by now. It sounds like it's gonna be a big celebration of the whole franchise; I'm looking forward to it.

In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

15 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

If you don't renew and signup for premium again later, I think you still get the points bonus, but you have to wait until a renewal before you are eligible for the shipping discount.

I can confirm that you do get the points but not the shipping discount if you sign up again later :razz:

Speaking of which, that's a pretty nice shipping discount. My renewal deadline's coming up in May, and I'm wondering if I should go for it. Shipping aside, TOM's regular prices are pretty high, and their best deals don't happen that often.

In Topic: The Video Game Soundtrack Deals Thread (OP Revamped 04/28/16)

13 April 2018 - 05:37 PM

The bonuses have been announced for the Breath of the Wild OST: an illustrated clear file and B6 notepad. It seems like all stores will have the same bonuses, though it's not clear if the memo pad design will be different between shops.

In Topic: Japanese Video Game Figure Thread

12 April 2018 - 04:21 PM

I already got the Atlas and P-body figmas but dammit, I want the Nendos too! They're super adorable!!

Curious to know if P-body's head is removable as well, since that isn't shown in the promo shots.