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Title: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 26, 2012, 12:25:17 PM
So since I am going to Japan this week, I am going to do some shopping.

Anyone have any suggestions on good import games for PSP/PS3/DS?

So far I can think of......

Retro Game Master 2
Final Fantasy 3 (has English apparently)
Aquanauts Holiday
Tokyo Jungle
Echochrome 1/2
Forbidden Siren

Anything else?
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: John on September 26, 2012, 12:37:40 PM
I don't know if this is just Lard being anti-digital, but three of the things listed there (FF3, Echochrome, Tokyo Jungle) are available on PSN.  I'm fairly certain you have a US account.

As for import-friendly games:

Osu! Tatake! Ouendan! (DS, We got a version of this as Elite Beat Agents.  Ouendan has Jpop)
Tales of Vs. (PSP)
Sengoku Basara HD Collection (PS3)

I know people are very fond of the Hatsune Miku games, too.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Seultoria on September 26, 2012, 12:45:59 PM
The Super Robot Taisen Z2 games.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Tomara on September 26, 2012, 01:10:18 PM
Quote
Tokyo Jungle

Is available on PSN for $15. So unless you see it on sale, it's probably not worth it.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 26, 2012, 01:42:11 PM
The Super Robot Taisen Z2 games.

Seriously. If you've played Original Generation 1 or 2, you'll be pretty set with these ones. They're fun games all their own, too.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on September 26, 2012, 01:52:57 PM
Do you know any Japanese, Lard?  I think that would affect what I recommed...
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Aeolus on September 26, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
Final Fantasy 3 (has English apparently)

But FFIII was already released out here on the DS years ago.

That said, grab Queen's Blade+Gate (PSP). :v

If you meant to write 3DS in the title, grab Senran Kagura Burst; don't bother with Senran Kagura 1 since that's been included and updated in Burst. :V
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 26, 2012, 08:34:17 PM
I don't know if this is just Lard being anti-digital, but three of the things listed there (FF3, Echochrome, Tokyo Jungle) are available on PSN.  I'm fairly certain you have a US account.

As for import-friendly games:

Osu! Tatake! Ouendan! (DS, We got a version of this as Elite Beat Agents.  Ouendan has Jpop)
Tales of Vs. (PSP)
Sengoku Basara HD Collection (PS3)

I know people are very fond of the Hatsune Miku games, too.

I'd forgotten about the Basara collection, thanks. Didn't know about Ouenden either.
Echochrome got an English release but Echochrome 2 is a PS3/Move release. I don't think it's on PSN at all. And FF3 and Tokyo Jungle I'm not being anti digital about. Just that I have an opportunity to buy some discs, so I'm going to take it.

Do you know any Japanese, Lard?  I think that would affect what I recommed...

I can get by but I'm a little rusty to be honest.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: (Tunnels) on September 26, 2012, 08:46:01 PM
Sakura Taisen 1&2 Compilation for PSP. GameFAQS has translation FAQs for most of both games content.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: insertnamehere on September 26, 2012, 09:03:20 PM
How about that Suikoden on PSP?
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Andrew on September 26, 2012, 09:07:13 PM
Jump Ultimate Stars is great fun on DS. Kinda like Smash Bros, but with Shonen Jump anime characters.
Tales of Hearts, but obviously that is text heavy.
Project Diva on PSP is good fun if you like rhythm. No JP required aside from menus.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on September 26, 2012, 09:38:47 PM
I love the Project Diva games but not everyone is into vocaloids so I guess I hesitate to recommend it to people unless they know what they're getting into.

If you're willing work your way through a lot of Japanese cutscenes (not all voiced, but at least the big plot stuff is), Valkyria Chronicles 3 is the best game in the series, in my opinion.  It plays basically like 2 did, so at least that part shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

If you want something a little different, Idolmaster 2 (for PS3) is worth a look.  No, really, at its core it's a fairly challenging management simulation game, though it also has rhythm game and visual novel components.  Most of the game can be done without knowing much Japanese, though it's definitely an issue in the visual novel segments...
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 26, 2012, 10:27:38 PM
Sakura Taisen 1&2 Compilation for PSP. GameFAQS has translation FAQs for most of both games content.

Aren't those on the HD collection?

How about that Suikoden on PSP?

Have working English versions already made from my copies of the English games.

Oh and have Jump Superstars already - but thanks :D
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: (Tunnels) on September 26, 2012, 10:55:49 PM
Sakura Taisen 1&2 Compilation for PSP. GameFAQS has translation FAQs for most of both games content.

Aren't those on the HD collection?

No idea, I didn't even know there was an HD collection.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 26, 2012, 11:27:25 PM
What HD collection? Sakura Taisen doesn't have any kind of HD release as far as I know...

http://game.sakura-taisen.com/
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 26, 2012, 11:49:18 PM
I'm brain dead. I was thinking of Sengoku Basara, sorry.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: insertnamehere on September 27, 2012, 01:02:26 AM
How about that Suikoden on PSP?

Have working English versions already made from my copies of the English games.

I was thinking the tri-ace one.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 27, 2012, 01:27:29 AM
Oh that.

Someone on here (Ashton I think) said it wasn't very good.
And those new games aren't Suikoden anyway.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Taelus on September 27, 2012, 01:45:39 AM
Tales of Eternia is UK-only, but if you like Tales games, it has some of the best music and combat in that series.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Dice on September 27, 2012, 02:21:47 AM
Tales of Eternia is UK-only, but if you like Tales games, it has some of the best music and combat in that series.

Combat? Questionable (Reid really does all the work, and I think Max and Chat were last minute additions since only their final skills are worth it).
Music?  Definitely a soft spot for it there.

ToE was awesome portable gaming as well.

Was FFT-0 pitched at all?
If you have a JPN PSN account, just look at the amount of stuff there you could potentially buy.
I doubt I'd go to Japan for the games since I can't really understand it -- but for fashion and accessories or cool ass toys I'd go crazy.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on September 27, 2012, 03:37:17 AM
I believe somewhere, deep down inside, that Type-0 is still going to be localized...

I don't know why I believe this...
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 27, 2012, 07:04:21 AM
No, Type-0 wasn't mentioned, thanks Dice.
Neither was Ace Attorney Investigations 2 or that Saga game for the DS......I can't remember the exact name.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Aeolus on September 27, 2012, 08:02:58 AM
No, Type-0 wasn't mentioned, thanks Dice.
Neither was Ace Attorney Investigations 2 or that Saga game for the DS......I can't remember the exact name.

You mean SaGa 2 or SaGa 3? Because both have had remakes.

[Serious post] Valkyria Chronicles 3, Growlanser 1 PSP, Fire Emblem DS2 (there's a translation coming along), SRW OGs 2 (should be out by now),
and SRW L (I happen to like the series list in this one and its better than K but still made by B-team, no asshat Mist Rex (but it does have the Thundercougarfalconbird original), no GunXSword stomping faces forever :(, and YMMV on Macross F and incomplete EVA rebuild).[/Serious post]
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 27, 2012, 08:34:09 AM

You mean SaGa 2 or SaGa 3? Because both have had remakes.

[Serious post] Valkyria Chronicles 3, Growlanser 1 PSP, Fire Emblem DS2 (there's a translation coming along), SRW OGs 2 (should be out by now),
and SRW L (I happen to like the series list in this one and its better than K but still made by B-team, no asshat Mist Rex (but it does have the Thundercougarfalconbird original), no GunXSword stomping faces forever :(, and YMMV on Macross F and incomplete EVA rebuild).[/Serious post]

For DS? I thought it was just. I know there's a fan translation for one of them but I can't remember which one.
Forgot about VP 3, but I will check out Fire Emblem if there's a translation coming for that as well, thanks.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Yoda on September 27, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
aquanauts was released in english
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Eusis on September 27, 2012, 03:19:33 PM
I believe somewhere, deep down inside, that Type-0 is still going to be localized...

I don't know why I believe this...

Because there will always be other platforms to port and dump it on. This is SE, they LOVE doing that thing and you must be aware of that, and the allure of getting a "missed game", even without as long a wait as something like FFV, will make it worthwhile. At worst they finally shove one out when we see an iPhone 8, but I hope it doesn't come to that even if it actually would be fitting given the development history.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 27, 2012, 04:28:40 PM
FF Type-0 International Version for 3DS. :p
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Akanbe- on September 27, 2012, 04:55:11 PM
I doubt I'd go to Japan for the games... but... for cool ass toys I'd go crazy.

No need to go to Japan. I'm sure someone has Demon Princess Kay's contact info and she can hook you up.

(http://i.imgur.com/KzLIl.gif)

...

In all seriousness, I don't think fashion was overly expensive when I visited unless you bought foreign stuff (like what you can get here) which you obviously wouldn't.  I only bought the best Engrish shirts I could find plus a cool native one or two.

Game wise, Osu Tatakae comes to mind.  Also like you said, Ace Investigations might be good, but probably loses its appeal if you don't fully undersand it I imagine.  Depends what you're looking for.  Stuff be expensive.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Annubis on September 27, 2012, 05:35:01 PM
Actually.... Metal Wolf Chaos
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Aeolus on September 28, 2012, 01:26:30 AM
I believe somewhere, deep down inside, that Type-0 is still going to be localized...

I don't know why I believe this...

Because there will always be other platforms to port and dump it on. This is SE, they LOVE doing that thing and you must be aware of that, and the allure of getting a "missed game", even without as long a wait as something like FFV, will make it worthwhile. At worst they finally shove one out when we see an iPhone 8, but I hope it doesn't come to that even if it actually would be fitting given the development history.


FF Type-0 International Version for 3DS. :p

This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Ramza on September 28, 2012, 02:06:15 AM
I believe somewhere, deep down inside, that Type-0 is still going to be localized...

I don't know why I believe this...

Because there will always be other platforms to port and dump it on. This is SE, they LOVE doing that thing and you must be aware of that, and the allure of getting a "missed game", even without as long a wait as something like FFV, will make it worthwhile. At worst they finally shove one out when we see an iPhone 8, but I hope it doesn't come to that even if it actually would be fitting given the development history.

If only they'd get off their duff and remake Live A Live. Considering all the love it's getting from SE's own music dept (check virtually every "SQ" album and find one or two LAL arrangements), you'd think something would be in the works. It came out 20 years ago, and to this day is Japan-only, no remakes.

And it's a friggin good game.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 28, 2012, 12:10:31 PM
This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!

The version America has of FFVII is the International one (without the 4th bonus disc with the background information about the game that the Japanese Int. Version has over there though), and Europe has the International Version of FFX by default but that's mainly because the game was released like a year later when Japan already had the Int. Version in January 2002.

...oh and the version that America and Europe got of Dirge of Cerberus is the International Version that was later re-released in Japan. So that's a thing.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Aeolus on September 28, 2012, 01:14:22 PM
This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!

The version America has of FFVII is the International one (without the 4th bonus disc with the background information about the game that the Japanese Int. Version has over there though), and Europe has the International Version of FFX by default but that's mainly because the game was released like a year later when Japan already had the Int. Version in January 2002.

...oh and the version that America and Europe got of Dirge of Cerberus is the International Version that was later re-released in Japan. So that's a thing.

The international version of FFVII was done in part by contracting out to the US which is where those cool looking (for the time) CGIs came from; like the ones used in the Motorcycle Chase, the Flashback scenes, Aerith's death scene, the handing off the Black Materia to true Sephiroth scene, and the ending sequence (you'll notice that the 2nd disk is utterly bereft of them beyond the Black Materia scene).

And FFX doesn't count since I live in the motherfuckin' USofA dude it would've been phenomenally stupid to not have released the International version of FFX to a region without any FFX.

Plus both of those cases were done by Squaresoft, not Squeenix which has batted a 0/1000 average thus far.

DoC doesn't count because fuck DoC right up it's creepy, under-aged ass chasing ass.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on September 28, 2012, 02:01:24 PM
Almost forgot Fatal Frame 4 since theres a patch for it
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Taelus on September 28, 2012, 04:21:54 PM
This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!

The version America has of FFVII is the International one (without the 4th bonus disc with the background information about the game that the Japanese Int. Version has over there though), and Europe has the International Version of FFX by default but that's mainly because the game was released like a year later when Japan already had the Int. Version in January 2002.

...oh and the version that America and Europe got of Dirge of Cerberus is the International Version that was later re-released in Japan. So that's a thing.

The international version of FFVII was done in part by contracting out to the US which is where those cool looking (for the time) CGIs came from; like the ones used in the Motorcycle Chase, the Flashback scenes, Aerith's death scene, the handing off the Black Materia to true Sephiroth scene, and the ending sequence (you'll notice that the 2nd disk is utterly bereft of them beyond the Black Materia scene).

And FFX doesn't count since I live in the motherfuckin' USofA dude it would've been phenomenally stupid to not have released the International version of FFX to a region without any FFX.

Plus both of those cases were done by Squaresoft, not Squeenix which has batted a 0/1000 average thus far.

DoC doesn't count because fuck DoC right up it's creepy, under-aged ass chasing ass.

I liked Dirge of Cerberus... :(
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: insertnamehere on September 28, 2012, 09:33:37 PM
You like Sting?
Blaze Union, Gloria Union, Yggdra Unison.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on September 29, 2012, 03:21:28 AM
For Yggdra Union, at least, there's no need to import...

But yeah, Blaze Union is good.  I still haven't played Gloria Union, but I ought to some day...
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: John on September 29, 2012, 09:05:32 PM
For Yggdra Union, at least, there's no need to import...

But yeah, Blaze Union is good.  I still haven't played Gloria Union, but I ought to some day...

There was a spinoff for the DS called Yggdra Unison.  Was spawned from a cell phone title.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on September 29, 2012, 09:24:48 PM
Oh, d'oh.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: insertnamehere on October 01, 2012, 08:15:16 PM
Umm, also falcom stuff like Nayuta, Brandish, Zweii, etc.
For something Evangelion-ish, you could try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVwX1mUics8) game
And if you really like Sengoku Basara, you may wanna keep an eye out for this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB4mf9jK1W4) one, a fighting game developed by Blazblue/Guilty Gear people, but sadly region locked
Plus SB3 got a re-release on PS3 with some new characters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wsC9Hf9PoI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGjfA9K03FY
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on October 04, 2012, 12:57:12 AM
Well I got

Ni No Kuni DS (the book is beautiful)

Ouendan 2

Jump Ultimate Stars

FF 3

FF Type 0

Grand Knights History

Echoshift

Boku No Natsu Yasumi PSP

Resident Evil 4/Code Veronica HD release for PS3

A 6-disc re-release of the Persona Innocent Sin OST with both the original and remixed soundtrack.

Not bad overall
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: John on October 04, 2012, 03:51:38 PM
Grand Knights History

I snagged an import version of this myself.  Unfortunately, the language barrier for this one is relatively high and I only have some idea of what's going on.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Aeolus on October 04, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
Grand Knights History

I snagged an import version of this myself.  Unfortunately, the language barrier for this one is relatively high and I only have some idea of what's going on.

I'm still disappointed that we didn't get this.

DAMN YOU VANILLAWARE!!!!!
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Lard on October 06, 2012, 01:12:06 AM
XSeed is just as much to blame as VW
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Kevadu on October 06, 2012, 01:55:25 AM
XSeed is just as much to blame as VW

No, they're really not.  They actually had the game translated.  It was done.  Vanillaware completely dropped the ball on this one.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Yoda on October 06, 2012, 04:50:36 PM
Well I got

Ni No Kuni DS (the book is beautiful)

Ouendan 2

Jump Ultimate Stars

FF 3

FF Type 0

Grand Knights History

Echoshift

Boku No Natsu Yasumi PSP

Resident Evil 4/Code Veronica HD release for PS3

A 6-disc re-release of the Persona Innocent Sin OST with both the original and remixed soundtrack.

Not bad overall

An impressive shopping list. Unfortunately it's also protocol to disclose the tab!
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Eusis on October 24, 2012, 03:54:03 PM
XSeed is just as much to blame as VW

No, they're really not.  They actually had the game translated.  It was done.  Vanillaware completely dropped the ball on this one.

Yeah, Xseed made it very clear what happened, and in almost all cases it depends on the developer to get the localization put in, not the publisher, so don't go blaming them for this. Even if you try to argue that they should've known Vanillaware couldn't handle it that's ALSO VW's responsibility as they should've evaluated if they had the man power or not before finalizing the deal.
Title: Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS?
Post by: Taelus on October 24, 2012, 06:37:38 PM
XSeed is just as much to blame as VW

No, they're really not.  They actually had the game translated.  It was done.  Vanillaware completely dropped the ball on this one.

Yeah, Xseed made it very clear what happened, and in almost all cases it depends on the developer to get the localization put in, not the publisher, so don't go blaming them for this. Even if you try to argue that they should've known Vanillaware couldn't handle it that's ALSO VW's responsibility as they should've evaluated if they had the man power or not before finalizing the deal.

There is no way this is XSeed's fault. XSeed is fucking awesome and brings people games that they would NEVER get otherwise, but they can't do it all on their own.

Also, I'd really like to play Grand Knights History. Give these fancy grajamate school Japanese skills a whirl in real time. Maybe I should pick it up.