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2011  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky HD on: October 01, 2012, 02:30:58 PM
import question: when and were can I import and is the PS3 region free?

December 13th, here and yes.
2012  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: September 29, 2012, 11:51:57 PM

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The solution to that might be simple: remove the song, right? Just use any other piece of music from the game’s outstanding soundtrack and call it good. Not so fast. At two points during the game, one of the main characters (I will not spoil anything, you’re fine here) begins to sing that song.

Oh come on.  When was the last time S-E released anything internationally that wasn't dubbed?  This is a complete non-issue.  If they wanted to bring the game over they would.  Looking at the PSP market here there's no need to invent conspiracy theories to figure out why they haven't...
2013  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 29, 2012, 09:24:48 PM
Oh, d'oh.
2014  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: September 29, 2012, 09:24:07 PM
I'm trying to figure out if that's a good sign to whether or not we'll see this game here.

I think it's safe to say it has absolutely no bearing on an international release one way or another.  This is a budget re-release, nothing more.  This happens to tons of games all the time.  Business as usual.

Honestly, I'm not quite sure why this got its own thread...I guess it's good for anyone who wants to import and hasn't yet.  You can get it cheaper.  But that's about it.
2015  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 29, 2012, 03:19:35 PM
This dude looks like a lot like Doomtrain from FFVIII.

But can you suplex this train?
2016  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? 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...
2017  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 28, 2012, 08:03:36 PM
Disgaea is a terrible example.  It's almost intentionally confusing with all the different mechanics they throw in.  Certainly convoluted at the very least.  Not to mention that I wouldn't exactly recommend SRPGs as a starting point anyway.  But that doesn't mean that there aren't more approachable games out there, because there certainly are.

I guess it's true, though, that there's kind of a limit to how complex FPSs get.  You may not like the genre (I'm not exactly crazy about it either), but they all play pretty much the same.  If you can play one then you can any of them.  Wait, that's part of what I dislike about them...
2018  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces on: September 28, 2012, 01:04:33 PM
I'm surprised we've had no mention of Ayesha... shame, cuz it sounds like it got rid of the crappier parts of the Arland [?] series.

Is that really surprising?  Ayesha didn't come out that long ago and NISA typically takes a year or more to localize.  It's not like we had heard anything on Meruru this time last year either.

BTW, what were the crappy parts of the Arland series?
2019  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 28, 2012, 12:21:25 AM
What RPG has a 10-word title?
2020  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: September 27, 2012, 06:02:21 PM
Game of the year for me.  I'm calling it.
2021  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky HD on: September 27, 2012, 04:23:07 AM
It's a PSP remaster.

Have any PSP remasters actually be released outside of Japan?  I'm a bit confused on this issue, because around the same time the PSP remasters were announced there was stuff like the God of War Origins collection being released here.  But that's a bit different.  Those were real ports, with trophies and stuff.  PSP remasters are more like PSP games being emulated on the PS3 (though often with HD assets and stuff).  SCEA can be picky about this stuff...
2022  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? 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...
2023  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? 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...
2024  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 01:52:57 PM
Do you know any Japanese, Lard?  I think that would affect what I recommed...
2025  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 26, 2012, 01:50:01 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the original fat PS3 is much more attractive?  Though it is, admittedly, huge.
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