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Demi Axersia ranked .hack//G.U. Last Recode into Most Anticipated Games

4 days ago

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is a Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 remaster of .hack//G.U., a single-player action role-playing game series from the PlayStation 2, developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco Games. The remaster compiles element...

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Demi AxersiaJapanese-style RPG

1 week ago

Anyone else remember the days when JRPGs were so sought after, you just had to pre-order or buy them close to release or else you'd be shit outta luck?

The most recent example I can still think of was Radiant Historia (now a 6 y/o game). I missed the boat initially, and people were trying to pawn them off on eBay at double the MSRP (whether they were successful, I don't know). Atlus then released a second batch a year later due to popular demand, and I was happy to pick it up then.

Now you can go on Amazon and pick up a new copy for 25 bucks from some third-party seller (or, y'know, wait for the 3DS re-release). Heck, I was surprised at the selection of old games in stock at Amazon themselves.

Need a factory-sealed copy of Harvest Moon: Magical Melody for GameCube? Sure, they have those at 20 bucks a pop. Wish I'd known before spending more than that on a used copy earlier this year... Suikoden Tierkreis, one of those DS games I thought I'd missed the boat on and would never own? Again, Amazon has it for 40 bucks. And how about a shiny new copy of Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne for PS2? It's only 15 bucks.

It seems my entire collection has devalued by a lot in recent years. None of my PS2 games are worth shit anymore. None of my Atlus and Nippon Ichi stuff. Games that retained their value for many years, have now completely depreciated.

New JRPGs coming out never reach that status of being a "rare" high-value item. After all, why pay 100 bucks for a physical copy when you can get it digitally for half?

There's also less and less reason to own physical media in the first place. Games come in flimsy cases without manuals, and most games aren't even complete until the day 1 one patch. FF15? A wreck. Type-0 HD? It had that horrible motion blur effect. Dragon Quest Heroes I & II? Had a bunch of content locked away in patches.

I was contemplating whether I wanted to pay 40 dollars for a physical copy of Cave Story on Switch (a game that is, y'know... free on PC), then the publisher goes and announces they'll patch in a "classic" graphics mode... At least the base game is complete, but if I can't pop it in 20 years down the line and have all the patched features without hacking my Switch and downloading them off Emuparadise, what's the point?

Anyway, I've been on an FF stint as of late, so I think I'll be grabbing myself a brand new copy of FF4 DS for 25 bucks. Because apparently I can.

Japanese-style RPG

Eastern role-playing video games are role-playing video games developed in East Asia, including Japan, South Korea, and, to a lesser extent, China.

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Silent Gamer I've been feeling this way for a while now. I bought up a whole load of JRPG's because I thought they would be tough to find, or that they would fetch ridiculous prices from 3rd party sellers. But nope, thanks to PSN and Steam, most of them are available freely. Some are being remade, and the few that aren't can be found online at reasonable prices. In the end, I never paid much for any of my games anyway, and the ones I did oreorder, I've played most of them immediately, so it's all good.

1 week ago

Demi AxersiaNintendo Switch

3 weeks ago

So apparently I missed how the Switch's TV-out tech has already been cracked. Nyko's coming out with its own mini dock this October, but you can already buy a Chromecast-looking solution from China right now:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-Docking-Station-for-Switch-USB-C-Multipoint-Adapter-Type-c-Transfer-To-HDMI-Adapter-Hub/32815354357.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.267.DECc9U

It's pricey, though. Like 50 bucks including shipping. But if I was in the market for a second dock, I'd certainly pick one of those over a needlessly bloated official Nintendo dock.

However, since I don't need an additional dock other than for portability, I just ordered this mini dock shell for 10 bucks so I can transplant the hardware from the original:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Portable-DIY-Replacement-Dock-Mount-Case-with-Type-C-HDMI-USB-Jack-Incision-without-Electronics-for/32815921107.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.uKEqSB

Now, if you wanna keep the original hardware intact but find the docking procedure inconvenient, you can also buy a special USB-C extension cable with a large block on the end to keep it sitting snug inside the official dock:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dealonow-1-0m-TYPE-C-3-1-Dock-charger-Extender-Cable-for-Nintendo-switch/32815964562.html?spm=2114.10010108.0.0.fvAbXZ&traffic_analysisId=recommend_2049_18_83258_iswiall&scm=1007.12908.83258.0&pvid=d6e93477-df62-4e7f-87fe-76292af604d2&tpp=1

That'll cost ya 7 bucks. And if you still want a stand to display your Switch, any kind of tablet/phone stand with space for the USB-C port will do just fine, but there's also passive docks that can serve as either charging docks, or as TV-out docks when connected to the original dock using a USB-C extension cable. Like this one right here for 8 bucks:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DATA-NEW-Best-Price-Charging-Station-Charging-Dock-Cradle-Stand-for-Nintendo-Switch-with-LED-Charging/32802502189.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.399.tcswkH

So lot's of different options, all of them better than Nintendo's official dock. I mean, look at how small they've managed to make it (and that's including USB ports which I don't even need). Clearly it was designed this way to establish the Switch's identity as a console you can take on the go, rather than a handheld with a TV-out port, which is what it actually is.

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Demi AxersiaPlayStation 4 Pro

3 weeks ago

So fucking pissed right now. My PS4 Pro's HDD died. Like, actually died. I've tried it in several different devices and I can't even detect it through a BIOS.

So now what do I do? I don't know if hard drives are covered by warranty (even though they should considering I bought this system last November). And even if they're covered, how long would I have to wait? Days? Weeks? MONTHS?! You always have to send in the entire system as a policy. And do they even cover shipping?

ARGHHH! I don't know what to do. I could just order a new HDD right now and be back up and running tomorrow, but I really think it should be Sony's job to cover the costs.

Not to mention I just lost all my saves as I haven't had a PS+ subscription these past few months. There goes half my playthrough of FF7 which I finally restarted after all those years. At least it should only take like 2hrs to get back there with all the cheats turned on.

PlayStation 4 Pro

PlayStation 4 Pro or PS4 Pro for short (originally announced under the codename Neo) was unveiled on September 7, 2016. Its model number is CUH-7000.

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Gries He TIL: the PS4 Pro apparently does not run cooler than the launch PS4 that I have

3 weeks ago

rockshard PhD since when are you an expert on hardware temperatures? go back in the hole whence you crawled from, consumer peons. - Sony on twitter, probably

3 weeks ago

Demi Axersia 2:30 hours into FF7 and just got to Junon with Yuffie in tow. Should've been faster, but eh, I can't help but having to talk to everyone so I don't miss any items. Finishing a quarter of the game in just 2.5 hours is still pretty good, though. Unfortunately I did lose a few hundred hours worth of RPG completion/new game+ saves, and I lost my Dragon Quest Heroes save that was 3 missions removed from the end. So that'll forever be a black mark on my backlog, as I'm not gonna go back to play this bait-and-switch tower defense game. Ah well, back up your saves, kids.

3 weeks ago

Demi Axersia ranked Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and 4 more pages into Most Anticipated Games

1 month ago

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an upcoming Japanese role-playing video game being developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. It is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch video game console sometime in 2017.

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Demi AxersiaFinal Fantasy VII Remake

1 month ago

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4. It is a remake of the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII, retelling the original story following mercenary Cloud Strife as....

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Demi AxersiaLost Sphear

1 month ago

So are all of Tokyo RPG Factory's games just gonna revolve around death and sad piano music? Because that's not at all what I associate with JRPGs from the '90s. I'd like to have something a bit more cheerful and goofy (and ideally not looking like a Unity game). Any emotional gut-punch along the way will have far more impact. But this game's all like "Prepare to feel something".

And for 50 bucks? Really? You're actually gonna compete with the likes of Dragon Quest XI and Xenoblade 2?

Anyway, that trailer did nothing for me. In fact, it's so boring I just skipped around a bunch and didn't even watch the whole thing. But here it is. Another game from these guys. I wish them luck.

Lost Sphear

Lost Spear is Tokyo RPG Factory's first game after their debut with I Am Setsuna. It's scheduled to be released on PS4, PC and Switch.

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Demi AxersiaCircle Pad Pro

2 months ago

Hey everyone, remember this stupid thing?

I just dug up mine from a box of junk to see if it'd work with Dragon Quest VIII and... HOLY SHIT IT WORKS! Every source on the internet says it doesn't, but it totally does. Maybe these people need to change the battery first. Or maybe they removed support from the western release, which would be a strange thing to do, especially since it supports the New 3DS analog nub.

Makes me wonder how many other games I've missed out on... Are Dragon Quest Monsters 1, 2 and Joker 3 gonna work? Now I gotta check...

Anyway, what a dumb device this was. To think they released it WITHIN A YEAR of console launch. If a second analog pad was so important, why didn't you just add one in the first place?

Circle Pad Pro

The Circle Pad Pro (Known as Slide Pad Expansion in Japan) is an accessory for the Nintendo 3DS that contains a second circle pad and two additional shoulder buttons. It was released alongside Monster Hunter 3 G in Japan on December 10, 2011, and Februar...

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rockshard PhD "Or maybe they removed support from the western release" jeez, why not check first before accusing people of being wrong. Though the battery theory is pretty funny.

2 months ago

rockshard PhD I thought that supporting the new one but not the old is like a regular thing, or do I thought? Smash Bros did it. That\'s what I find odd about all this. It almost makes sense, Ninty doesn\'t want their New model to be upstaged by an add-on, that would be embarrassing for them and would make ppl want the new one less.

2 months ago

rockshard PhD Vita has two sticks far superior to anything on a handheld but it gets no support. =.=

2 months ago

Demi AxersiaNew Nintendo 2DS XL (Liquid Metal Slime Edition)

2 months ago

Hah! Good things come to those who wait. Amazon Japan randomly put up a new batch of pre-orders and I managed to get mine in (they're gone now, of course).

And Gries He, to answer your question from a while back... The New 2DS XL has the same 4.88" screen as the other XL models. It might even be clearer, since my other 2DSes also give a nicer image than my original 3DS due to the lack of 3D functionality.

Of course, it's a "New" model, so it comes with Amiibo support, the additional analog nub, and the higher specs which allow for Xenoblade to run. At only 260 grams it's also significantly ligher than the 3DS XL (336g) and New 3DS XL (329g), and the new design makes it smaller and more compact with very little bezel.

If you think you'll still get some use out of it the coming years, it's actually a really good upgrade. Damn shame about the region-lockout, though... I'm gonna have to look in to what the 3DS piracy scene is like these days, because it's be a shame to get such a nice system and not being able to use it very much. I might just have to order a European system so I can transplant the motherboard. Then I can sell off the Japan/Europe-exclusive orange-white 2DS to an American, and the circle continues.

New Nintendo 2DS XL (Liquid Metal Slime Edition)

A New Nintendo 2DS XL themed after the Liquid Metal Slime from the Dragon Quest series. It'll be released in Japan on July 29, 2017 to coincide with the release of Dragon Quest XI.

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Gries He Nice. Thanks

2 months ago

Demi AxersiaBlaster Master Zero

2 months ago

Alright, major kudos to IntiCreates. Two weeks ago I hit a game-ending bug and sent an email to IntiCreates Japan about it. Today they pushed an update and I can actually continue my game again.

Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master Zero is an Action game, developed and published by Inti Creates, scheduled to be released in 2017.

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