Author Topic: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games  (Read 95909 times)

teck

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2014, 02:19:44 am »
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.

Agreed....  I rarely cross paths with an RPG lover who has played them....  It has been slowly changing though and there is definitely more exposure in the last several years....


disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2014, 07:39:11 am »
I'd say that Tales & Disgaea are about equally "niche"; maybe topping the niche-list (ryhme intended:) -but- still niche  8)
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2014, 12:13:48 pm »
Added 3 more, and also added links to official English trailers for those I could find them for. 

Also check out the note I put on one of the new ones - Sword Art Online.  It's digital only in the US, but there's an Asian physical version that's region free & fully in English. 
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2014, 10:33:33 am »
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2014, 10:47:35 am »
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g

Thanks, added Battle Princess of Arcadias.  :)  That game is very pretty, if I didn't know any better I'd say it was a VanillaWare game.  Shame there won't be a physical release.  :( 
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2014, 11:09:47 am »
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g

Thanks, added Battle Princess of Arcadias.  :)  That game is very pretty, if I didn't know any better I'd say it was a VanillaWare game.  Shame there won't be a physical release.  :(

Yeah, when I looked at it...I thought...Odinsphere!

And, you're right - it's too bad it's digital only  :'(
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




karyann

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2014, 01:15:03 pm »
Awesome thread! :)

I've got to say that even though Tales Of aren't very popular, I know a lot of people who knows either Abyss or Symphonia. I guess it depends on where you're from.

teck

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2014, 04:59:28 am »
Anyone who picks up that import version of Sword Art with the english subs should post their thoughts on it here....  I'm considering getting a copy in a couple months....


Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2014, 11:14:30 am »
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.

Agreed....  I rarely cross paths with an RPG lover who has played them....  It has been slowly changing though and there is definitely more exposure in the last several years....

This doesn't make sense to me, are we forgetting tales of symbols existed? In actuality tales is BECOMING niche that it always being so.

argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2014, 09:38:33 am »
Removed the 2 that released yesterday, Mind Zero & Monster Monpiece. 
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2014, 10:23:18 am »
Removed the 2 that (should have) released yesterday, Mind Zero & Monster Monpiece.

Fix'd...

...'cause I went to GS to pick up my Mind Zero pre-order this morning -and- NO GS stores anywhere have it  :o

They're all listing it as "In transit", though  :-\
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




argyle

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2014, 10:32:32 am »
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed
if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the
desire to be very grown up.” ― C.S. Lewis


disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2014, 12:48:49 pm »
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"




soera

Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2014, 01:07:31 pm »
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)

You realize the only reason she has the crush is cause she knows you and I are buddies? :D

disgaeniac

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Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2014, 02:33:09 pm »
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)

You realize the only reason she has the crush is cause she knows you and I are buddies? :D

goes w/o saying   ;)

EVERYBODY knows that you are, indeed, my lesser better half  :P
"Attempts must be made, even when there can be no hope.
 The alternative is despair.
 And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us"