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Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: April 22, 2019, 03:40:21 pm »
LRG will be starting preorders for Lumines Remastered for both Switch & PS4 this Friday. They will also be selling a CE for both systems which includes a 2LP vinyl soundtrack. The game by itself for Switch will also be sold at BB at a later date.

I am VERY tempted by that CE, but this would be my first LRG CE. Any way of knowing about how much shipping they would charge on that thing?

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: March 28, 2019, 05:53:41 am »
Super Rare Games sent me this in an email yesterday:

On the subject of the 15th game, we will be announcing it next week. This is an indie game that I consider to be a hidden gem. The artwork on the front cover is absolutely stunning and think it will be something people will be very happy to have on their shelves. It's an RPG but from a sub-genre we haven't explored before. The narrative in this title is very rich and it has been on the Switch for a while in digital form.

Anyone have any guesses?

They also said they're going to be increasing their print runs for future games from 3-4k to 4-6k, so that's good.

Oh, and Strictly Limited will be putting up Raging Justice for the PS4 & Switch this Sunday.

Modern Video Games / Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« on: March 19, 2019, 02:40:53 am »
I was mostly done w/ my 3DS when Alliance Alive came out, so I'm happy to see that port. And I'm curious to see more about Destiny Connect.

BTW, Gamestop has sold out of preorders for the PS4 Trails of Cold Steel 2 port. Not sure if that's a sign of a super small print run or what, but I went ahead & locked in the first one from them & the second from BB just to be on the safe side.

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:07:13 am »
What? Man, you're killin' me Play Asia!!!

....awww, c'mere you. I can't stay mad at you!!!

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:57:54 pm »
Hollow Knight will be at BB huh? Good, that's one I can wait on & save a few bucks (my GCU membership still has another year left on it). 

The Messenger is a must-buy. On the fence about Fairune, has anyone played any of those games? There's definitely bang for the buck in that set w/ the number of games included, but if they aren't that great to begin with then it doesn't matter.

Also, what's the word on Warned Collectors? Are they reliable?

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:33:01 am »
Hmm is Bloodstained Curse of the Moon any good? Looks interesting.
It's a fun but short homage to NES era Castlevania. It's rather easy (or possibly, simply not full of bullshit like the NES games) so you notice the briefness of it. It perfectly fits its $10 price tag, if LRG puts it up for more than $20 with no significant content added, I can't say it'd be worth it.

It has a fair amount of replay value tho - branching paths, multiple characters to switch between and quite a few different endings.

Also keep in mind they confirmed this will be one that Best Buy carries as well.

Modern Video Games / Re: What are your fave games of this gen?
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:34:58 pm »
Top 10, in no order:

Breath of the Wild
Fallout 4
Super Mario Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (a great gen for Odysseys ;) )
Final Fantasy XV
Injustice 2
God of War

There are several that I haven't played that, based on the praise they get from others, might make my list if I had - but I imagine we could all say that. Not enough hours in the day!

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 26, 2019, 12:25:23 pm »
FYI, while not limited releases Play-Asia is selling Asian English physical copies of both World of Final Fantasy Maxima and Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! for the Switch. WoFFM comes out this week while CMDEB comes out next month. They are priced $46 & $47 respectively, and my order for both only cost $10 to ship to the US. Use code GEMATSU to knock $3 off.  Seeing as this is the only way to get these games physically for the Switch, I figured someone here might be interested. :)

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:10:17 am »
Just a heads up, this was including in their Toejam & Earl release email they sent out yesterday:

Best Buy will be receiving 7,000 copies of this game on Switch from us with a different, non-foil, cover. Best Buy's copies will not be available until a later date and will likely not overlap our own preorder window. Please understand that if you sit out on our open window in order to try and secure a copy through Best Buy, you may be left empty handed. Best Buy also has the ability to not move forward with their order, as it has not been finalized yet. Opt to wait at your own risk.

There's a lot of CYA in that message, but I'm confident enough now to wait - especially since it wouldn't be the end of the world if I did miss out on TJ&E. If I can get the game for cheaper (my Gamer's Club Unlocked membership is still active for another year) AND not have my money tied up for months waiting on the game to get made, then I'll happily wait.

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:45:37 pm »
Q.U.B.E. 2 for Switch went up for preorder from Super Rare Games this morning - there are only 23% left in stock as of this posting.

I also dropped $5 down on the Trine trilogy at lunch. I'm in for Toejam & Earl from LRG, but I'll wait until next month both because this month has been SUPER expensive, and because they may put up another preorder before this one ends where I can combine shipping.

EDIT: Oh, and remember that Battle Chef Brigade, also for the Switch, comes out through Best Buy this Friday!

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:00:51 pm »
Man, R-Type was my favorite shmup back in the day, so Dimensions is a must!

That, Varsus Collection and QUBE 2 - and I know Play-Asia is going to announce something new any day now. Busy month! I'm glad the currently announced LRG releases don't really appeal to me.

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:17:18 pm »
I'll wait & see if there's a Switch port of Spelunky.

Also, Best Buy has Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe up for preorder for the Switch for $35, comes out on the 15th. Super Meat Boy comes out from them this Friday.

Oh, and Super Rare Games is taking preorders for Q.U.B.E. 2 for the Switch starting on the 13th.

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: February 03, 2019, 05:00:06 am »
My wife decided to pop in The Observer - a LRG release we picked up last year but that neither of us had played - and we were surprised to see it started an 8gb updated. That was very disappointing, since part of the point of LRG releases, I thought, was to have the game complete on the disc. Has anyone run into this with any of there others? Specifically, I mean really big updates to their games. Any update would defeat the purpose to some extent, but an 8gb update is ridiculous IMO.

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:10:50 am »
Those kinds of super technical platformers aren't generally my cup of tea but I was thinking of giving it a shot

Same here, but I figure it's worth trying given all the praise and worst case scenario it's usually pretty easy to sell & recoup what you paid for LRG releases, especially the Switch ones.

Also thanks for the heads up on the Wonder Boy release. I have a preorder with SLG right now but I guess I'm still not on their mailing list.  :-\

Modern Video Games / Re: Limited and Obscure releases
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:27:49 am »
Today is the one day that all three of this month's switch preorders are up at the same time. Been waiting to save on shipping.

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