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by PCEngine_Hunter
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [PS2] Shinjuku no Ookami cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 3059

It's being released by Spike, I think that says it all :/
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Xbox 360 know it all thread
Replies: 150
Views: 46069

I still need to get around to getting Outrun 2 SP for the PS2 which was made by Sega in Japan and is said to be better than the Xbox version of Coast-to-Coast. hmmm - not sure i'd agree with that to be honest, the PS2 version has took a fair graphical hit and didn't feel as smooth as the Xbox versi...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Xbox 360 know it all thread
Replies: 150
Views: 46069

Orta definitely works on the (us) 360. JSRF is on the compatibility list, but I sold my copy a while back, so cant verify it. I can check tonight to make sure orta displays at 480p over vga. How does Orta run on the 360? Is it the same performance as on the Xbox? I will get around to buying the Jap...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Xbox 360 know it all thread
Replies: 150
Views: 46069

While on the subject of Outrun 2 and the 360, you will not want to play the game on the 360, it runs like a dog. I got excited when it finally got added to the backwards compatible list because it is one of the few Japanese Xbox games I have that is on the list and will work on my Jp 360 (packed the...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Xbox 360 know it all thread
Replies: 150
Views: 46069

Unlike the PSP and PS3, the Jp 360 is definitely 100/110v only. I found that out the hard way when I came home last year. I had a problem with my PS3 and 360 after returning from Japan and was afraid something happened to them on the flight home but for the PS3, it ended up being that I was using a ...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [ETC] Sega are making RPG now
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

Yeah, I'm sick of everything going to the freakin' DS. I could not agree more!! It still makes me sick that DQIX is only going to be on the fucking DS, it still pisses me off when I think about it. I'd rather it be on that POS wii than the goddamn DS. A nice big PS3/360 RPG from Sega would be very ...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [TGS] TGS crap nobody probably cares about
Replies: 6
Views: 3162

I'm really looking forward to TGS this year, last year was a huge dissapointment. I am hoping for lots of new game announcements for the PS3 this year as it the system that needs it most. Now that Shirokishi Monogatari FINALLY has a release date, that's one less thing I am hoping for from TGS. I wou...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [360] Price Drop in Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 3593

ill prolly snag one when the cave games start flooding :) how did it go again with the region lock for the 360, would i be able to play any PAL titles on this japanese unit? PAL games are almost always region free. Example: PAL GTA4 vs NTSC US GTA4. I have a Japanese 360 and have been burned rentin...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [DS] Phantasy Star Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

There was mention of a Phantasy Star project before the Saturn was released and it was mentioned a few times in Saturn Fan. I'm pretty sure it was mere speculation (and a lot of hope) on the Western side of things as I've never heard any mention of it in an Eastern publication, and moreover, no fan...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [DS] Phantasy Star Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

On another note, I was kind of shocked to read that Toshiyuki Kubooka did the character designs for this and IDOL M@STER O_O Wow, what happened to him!?! How could the guy that created the characters for my beloved Lunar games and the awesome designs in Giant Robo have made THOSE designs? I guess it...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [DS] Phantasy Star Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

planned Saturn game Who told you this? There was mention of a Phantasy Star project before the Saturn was released and it was mentioned a few times in Saturn Fan. I just wish I still had my magazines so I could read all the stuff I saw in it back then, I lost 6 years worth of Saturn Fan/Dreamcast F...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [DS] Phantasy Star Zero
Replies: 19
Views: 6430

God damn it Sega, how dare you call this PSZero and not have it be a lovely 2D RPG in the style of the MD games. I thought PSU was OK but it is NOT Phantasy Star! I've been waiting since 1994 for another true PS game, it sucks that the planned Saturn game never came to be. I can only imagine how bea...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Must-Have DS Games.
Replies: 39
Views: 13133

I was pleasantly surprised by Kage 2, it turned out to be quite good. It grabbed my attention from the time it was announced simply for being an old arcade style "Ninja Action" game and just an old style Taito game in general, I was not dissapointed. Now if only Sega would make a nice new ...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese games only released in the west
Replies: 47
Views: 13360

Hmmm, looks like I need to find a US version of the game. I have the PAL version but I can't test it to see if it also has the FM Sound. There is only one ROM that I can find (UE) so I guess they should be the same. As for ToToTek, I have been planning on getting the MD flash cart for a long time bu...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese games only released in the west
Replies: 47
Views: 13360

I have seen a converter from the company that produces the flash carts for the MD/SFC/PCE/SMS etc but it looks rather dodgy. I will keep an eye out for one in the future because I am planning to get an SMS as soon as I go back to live in Japan in January. I checked out the ROMS of the games you ment...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese games only released in the west
Replies: 47
Views: 13360

These Western only games are confirmed to have FM sound: Altered Beast California Games Casino Games Cloud Master Galaxy Force Game Box Sテゥrie Esportes Radicais (BR) Golfamania Mテエnica no Castelo do Dragテ」o (BR) Out Run 3-D Poseidon Wars 3-D Rampage Rastan Rescue Mission Scramble Spirits Shanghai T...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese games only released in the west
Replies: 47
Views: 13360

You could list almost every SMS game released after 1987 as not being released in Japan. Monster World II/Wonderboy III The Dragon's Trap was another no-show in Japan (well, until the Monster World Collection, heh) and was released a few years later on the GG only. The awesome Golden Axe Warrior an...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The bastardization thread.
Replies: 52
Views: 26021

Working Designs was mentioned earlier, but no one mentioned how they like the rape the fourth wall by inserting their unfunny sense of non-humor into NPCs. I don't play RPGs ofter (never) but I would be pissed if I were trying to immerse myself in mystical landz and here comes a fucking Austin Powe...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Japanese games only released in the west
Replies: 47
Views: 13360

You could list almost every SMS game released after 1987 as not being released in Japan. Monster World II/Wonderboy III The Dragon's Trap was another no-show in Japan (well, until the Monster World Collection, heh) and was released a few years later on the GG only. The awesome Golden Axe Warrior and...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The bastardization thread.
Replies: 52
Views: 26021

Here's another good one: If you were Irem, and you wanted to sell big in America, what would you do? You would probably take... http://www.vgmuseum.com/reviews/snes/ranma1/1.gif http://www.vgmuseum.com/reviews/snes/ranma1/3.gif Ranma 1/2: Chounai Gekitousen ...and turn it into: http://www.vgmuseum....
by PCEngine_Hunter
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The bastardization thread.
Replies: 52
Views: 26021

WD generally tries to mess with some of their stuff (to nobody's surprise). Oftentimes, it's for the better as they clean up cinemas and reduce load times but other times, they change encounter rates, enemy stats, and item locations. Ugh, I hated WD with a passion. I loved that they are the company...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Sat May 17, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Phantasy Star Portable... anyone going to bother?
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Bah, when will Sega wise up and make Phantasy Fucking Star V!! I hate that we were deprived of a Saturn powered 2D PS game, especially seeing how gorgeous Sega's 2D RPGs such as Magic Knight Rayearth and Blue Seed were. I pre-ordered PSU when I was in Japan in 06 but lost interest by the time I got ...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: I can't remember shit about the RPGs I've played
Replies: 29
Views: 8553

I have always wanted a direct prequel with the first game about the original 4 heroes in The Sliver Star.
by PCEngine_Hunter
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: I can't remember shit about the RPGs I've played
Replies: 29
Views: 8553

Or compared to the Mega CD originals, SSS changes TSS from a brown/green pigmented fetch quest to a much more complete game IMO (although the music is actually worse in pretty much every way compared to the MCD original). There are really too many extras and changes to name here. On the other hand,...
by PCEngine_Hunter
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: I can't remember shit about the RPGs I've played
Replies: 29
Views: 8553

It may be because I am getting old or because RPGs just aren't what they used to be,(I blame YOU Square!!) but the games that have really stuck in my mind are from the 16-BIT and Saturn days. The Lunar games on the Mega-CD I adore and along with Grandia are my "No.1" games of all time. I m...

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