Cave_Johnson_

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  1. I live in the US, so there are no import fees at least. I mostly import games and music which are generally more expensive in Japan (and that's not including shipping). For example, the most recent album I pre-ordered was about $30. Yeah it's the limited edition, but the regular one is only a few dollars less. I remember trying one translation and quitting about five sentences in (it was that terrible). That was quite a while ago, so things might have changed since then. I'll have to look into more, although, last time I said that I completely forgot and did nothing...
  2. The scene at the end of chapter 1 (when this song plays) is just great. That's when I first thought that this game was amazing, and it never let me down after that.
  3. I now have God Eater ready. Getting the set of rank 14 equipment was a lot faster/easier than I was expecting. Also, I had a five dollar off coupon on ebay, so I just bought the second game for only $8.99.
  4. Huh, maybe I don't remember this game as well as I thought. Come to think of it, I can't even remember if that fight is in chapter six or seven. Yeah, I don't think there are any characters in the main cast that I actually dislike. I don't think it's just you; Josette just isn't good in battle. If you feel bad about not using all the characters, then worry not, their time will come. Or maybe it won't. You'll see. I remember that part being pretty rough on nightmare, probably because NG+ doesn't change anything for that. It would probably be impossible (on nightmare, anyway) without those crafts. I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the way physical damage is calculated is the same for all three games. Damage has always seemed to increase or decrease exponentially. In a way, I think there is a "damage threshold" of sorts. If a character's attack stat isn't high enough (in relation to the enemy's defence) it will simply do no damage. The math behind it all is probably much more complicated than that, though. I was tempted to get the collector's edition, but then I thought about how much I already spent on 3 and 4... I'll probably get the regular edition eventually but I'll pass for now. There isn't a better one? I know there's the spreadsheet, but that's a different thing entirely. I think there's a better translation, but it might just be a patch for the Chinese PC version.
  5. Alright, so I think I might able to finish God Eater in time. I've played this game so much lately that it's in my head at this point. Every time I close my eyes, I see it — Aragami, and I'm hitting them with the scythe, over and over... On a more serious note, I seem to have missed the first trophy. Yeah, the first one you're supposed to get, that "unmissable" one. I guess that's what happens when you play the demo and import your save to the full version. I thought about saving that one for last, but there's something even simpler that'll I use instead.
  6. You don't have to worry about missing any doors (in case you were wondering). There is a point of no return, but the game makes it very clear when that is. Yeah, the various gladiator accessories in this game are some of the best in series. There is a completely broken strategy in the Evo version that allows you to win without the enemies ever getting a turn. With the right quartz and a few gladiator headbands/belts it's possible, but not really necessary.
  7. @Neku-tan With the Baka Hentai PP now closed (it's been inactive for a long time now) I think you can add Valkyrie Drive. The fourth Flowers game already came out, so you should add that as well. If you need help with anything relating to this PP, I'd be glad to. I'm not sure how much help I'll be, though.
  8. @Leon Castle Now that the Dengeki Bunko PP is dead/locked (good riddance) can we finally add Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls where it rightfully belongs? It's nothing personal, but the reasoning for it being in that PP was so fucking stupid... I know it's not your fault nor the previous owner's. I've stayed quiet about this for too long, so I felt I had to say something. Anyway, I got Re;Birth 1 plus a while back, I just haven't got around to playing it yet. I might start it soon, but I want to focus on the Vita anniversary event right now.
  9. I think it might be easier to just start over at the point I'm at. Using a checklist from the beginning would probably be the best way. Yeah, I learned that the hard way. I never played the Vita version, but I do remember hearing that it was a bad port (when it first came out). Anyway, thanks for the advice. I think I'll attempt it again sometime soon, maybe after I'm completely finished with Resident Evil 2.
  10. Oh yeah, I remember looking at the achievements and thinking they were impossible (for me, at least). I never really cared for achievements for some reason; I have over 100 games on Steam and not a single 100%. I did use Hugo EX when I tried the first time. Oddly enough, I didn't find it all that frustrating until I got to the final boss. I must've spent at least an hour on that part alone. The thing is, I can only fail so many times before I lose it. I couldn't take it anymore and just gave up. What I should've done was take a break and come back to it later, I know that now. I do want to try again eventually, when that'll be, I don't know. I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit, though. Whatever the case, the fact that you could 100% the Steam version at all is quite an achievement. I can't imagine the amount of persistence and determination you'd need for that. It's not something I could do, that's for sure.
  11. Believe me, I tried... Ys Origin is one of my favorite games. I even own three different versions of it. That doesn't mean I'm any good at it, though. Nightmare boss rush destroyed me and has kept me away from this platinum for almost a year now. I managed to make it to the end, but I just couldn't beat the final boss. I wouldn't mind trying again, but having to start from the beginning kills it for me.
  12. I must've spent like two hours cross-referencing my map with a complete one, but I could never find that chest... I'm convinced it doesn't exist. Aside from the ones I'm currently playing, Celceta is the only Vita game in my collection that I haven't platinumed. I love Falcom, but I don't think I'll ever platinum an Ys game at this point.
  13. I don't know much about anime tropes either, so I was mostly going off my own observations. Kate is probably the most obscure example I can think of; I doubt many people here have even heard of Sketchbook: Full Color's (weird slice of life anime from 2007). I'm sure the foreigner stereotype goes way farther back, but that's the earliest example I can think of. I guess it's a good thing that I don't care about Kingdom Hearts then; the last thing I need is another distraction, lol. Well, I do think she's cute, but I was actually referring to how useful she is in battle — unlike Canon who shoots me all the damn time...
  14. I haven't made as much progress as I would've liked, but here's an update: I've finished everything except the trophy for obtaining all weapons in Bullet Girls 2. I held off on buying one weapon, so that'll be easy to do later on. In short, it's a very well done sequel. The story mode is twice as long since there is a separate scenario for the original cast and the new characters. Of the new characters, I like Jerii the most (technically "Jelly", but neither really sounds like a French name). In a lot of ways she's just the typical "foreigner" character, (see Kate and Karen) but that's fine with me. While she is French, the writers didn't seem to get that quite right... As for the trophies, they're more or less the same as the first game. I feel like I didn't have to grind as much, though that could be due to the longer story. In other words, more missions = more money/underwear drops by the end. As with any grind, I got through it by listening to music. In total I think it took about ten albums worth (yeah, I'm using that as a unit of measurement) to get the money necessary to buy everything and get all the underwear. I recently got into Yousei Teikoku, so most of that was me going through their discography. Anyway, before I go more off topic I'll move on to what I wanted to talk about next. At this point, I'm not sure if I'll finish God Eater in time. It's too early to say for sure, though. I've been way too distracted by other games lately. I've played Tales of Vesperia quite a bit since the definitive edition came out, and I just got Resident Evil 2 (remake) last night. It's not that I don't like God Eater; in fact, I really enjoyed the 25 (or so) hours I've played so far. I of course named/modelled my character after Renne, and I'm using the scythe. Oh yeah, and I can see why people like Alisa so much now.
  15. Doodsday is here everyone: (I can't believe he changed the title for today, lol.) In all seriousness, I laughed when I saw this announcement. There are a number of people who (imo) deserve exactly this. For example, not even ten minutes after this was announced on twitter, someone replied with "fuck off and die". Over a localization... and that's just one of many (absurd) examples. That said, I don't exactly like NISA, either. They don't have the best track record, and we all know what happened with Ys VIII. Either way, I'm in no hurry to replay Sen III; I'll wait to see what happens. Quite honestly, I think everything will turn out (mostly) okay.
  16. *sigh* Do we really need another thread for this? There's two already: Yeah one trophy is different, but does it warrant a third thread for this? I don't think so.
  17. I can't seem to find anything about this coming out in English. Based on the trophy list, I would assume that it is happening. However, when I google it all I get is the trophy list on here. I doubt it, but if anyone knows anything I'd love to hear about it.
  18. That's odd. I guess it'll just be announced when it releases, then. My guess is that it will just be a stealth release like Nurse Love Addiction. According to vndb, it's only ever been on PSP and PC: https://vndb.org/v7301
  19. I don't think I mentioned this before, but this will be the third time I've platinumed it. At this point, I could probably do it in my sleep, lol. It's too bad I didn't get X on Vita; perhaps then I'd actually be motivated to finish it.
  20. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-27/yuruyuri-ova-crowdfunding-campaign-launches-meets-goal-5-times-over/.141373 I never thought they'd turn to crowdfunding, but if that's what it takes for more Yuru Yuri, I'm fine with it. It hasn't been long and they already reached five times the goal amount. Here's the link to the actual page if anyone is interested: https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/103528 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-26/hitori-bocchi-no-marumaru-seikatsu-school-comedy-anime-posts-1st-promo-more-staff/.141344 Oh yeah, and there's going to be a Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu anime. Apparently, the first announcement was back in August, but I completely missed it... Anyway, for those of who are unfamiliar, Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu is a 4 koma by Katsuwo — who is also the author of Mitsuboshi Colors. I was kind of disappointed when Mitsuboshi Colors got an anime, since Hitori Bocchi is far better and deserved it more (imo). At least now we can have both.
  21. I'm only missing one trophy in Project Diva f now. I just have to watch the video of the last song. Maybe I'll go back and finish X now... but damn, the grind is unbearably boring. Also I'd like to add Bullet Girls 2 and God Eater Resurrection to my list. I already have Bullet Girls 2, and will probably start it soon. I'm still waiting on God Eater to arrive, though.
  22. Persona 4: Dancing All Night Dancing All Night Obtained all trophies At first, I couldn't remember why I didn't play this more when it came out. I love rhythm games and often play them long after getting the platinum. However, I shelved this game almost immediately after getting the platinum the first time. It only took about three songs for it all to come back — the music sucks. Before the torches and pitchforks come out, allow me to clarify; the songs themselves are fine, but most of the remixes are shit. It seems many of them follow the same template: strip out everything that makes the song good, add in some unnecessary drum machine sounding bullshit, and throw some awful effects on the vocals. Fucking brilliant, really. The "Snowflakes" remix is pretty good though; I'll give them that one at least. Anyway, enough ranting, let me think of the positives... well, the story is decent, and the gameplay is fun. I'd rather talk about Persona 5 Dancing instead, since it's basically everything this game should've been. Moving on: Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Dancing in Starlight Obtained all trophies. When I only had a few trophies left, I noticed that I was close to 5,000. This is actually another reason why I platinumed P4: DAN again, but I'll get back to that in a moment. Due to a lack of planning and/or awareness, I had nothing lined up. I needed 56 more trophies, which would've taken a lot longer had I got them from some of the other games I've played recently. It was then that I remembered P4: DAN — not only was it 40 easy trophies, but I also wanted to play it again anyway. It was perfect (except for the disappointment I felt when I remembered why I didn't play it that much in the first place...). Once again, I got the platinum and shelved the game soon after. Figuratively rather than literally this time, since it's digital. Didn't I say I was going to talk about P5D? Oh, right. I prefer Persona 5 to 4 in almost every way, so it's hard not to be biased when talking about the spin-offs. Even so, had the roles been reversed, I doubt I'd prefer P5D. Yes, the remixes really ruin the game that much for me. Moving on, P5D fixes the biggest problem I had with P4D. The songs are kept intact, and not butchered by atrocious remixes. There are remixes, but the original versions of those songs are also in the game (except for a few). It's not entirely accurate to say there is no story. There's nothing like the story mode in P4D, however. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, though. Instead, it has been replaced by social events. There are eight for each character, and it takes quite a while to unlock and view them all. There isn't much to say about the trophies; much like P4D, they're incredibly easy for a rhythm game. There's no real grind to speak of, either. Anyway, I still haven't played Persona 3, so I won't be playing the spin-off anytime soon.
  23. Four dollars for Magic Attraction is really cheap, even for the regular edition (assuming that's what it was). Missing a deal like that really sucks. Yeah, I can't recommend Mandarake enough. It's nearly impossible to just browse. The deals are too good to pass up, so I often end up buying a lot. In a previous order, I got the limited edition of Alive & Kicking for 400 yen. Right now they still have copies of Great Activity and Ultimate Diamond at around the same prices I bought them at (here and here). In fact, they probably have most of what I bought still in stock.
  24. I couldn't pass up that "great" 10% off sale.