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Ralizah

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I just hope The World Ends With You does as well- that's a really high-quality game that deserves to be played by a modern audience.

At $59.99, I doubt it. It's an HD version of a decade old Nintendo DS game.

Maybe if there was still a JRPG drought on the system, but we're going to be drowning in the things soon.

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darkfenrir

@JaxonH Yeah... multi plats tend to be ignored and it's sad :') Hopefully Shining Resonance will also have good sales on the West, it's been a little hard when 3rd party somehow made a ton of excuses to not sell stuff... orz TWEWY is good stuff, I hope it does well as well. My usual seller still not have the page up though... sad.

I do remember that SE did put FF3 and 4 on DS, as well as Revenant Wings and the spin offs. But other than that... nothing. I'm still hopeful they'll ever put FF9 on Switch.

Anyway I think we should get back to Ys8 topic.

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darkfenrir

@Ralizah Actually, the price in Japan seems to line it up to $40 game (it's around 4800 yen which is 37 Euro / 43 dollars)

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Ralizah

I'm finally getting that weird flickering thing during cutscenes that people have complained about, but it's not constant. Hopefully NISA patches it out entirely.

@darkfenrir Sensible pricing in Japan, huh?

I'm still holding out hope that SE will port the FFXII remaster to Switch.

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Dezzy

@Ralizah

They didn't even port to Xbox. Nor with FFX. Obviously still some kind of Sony agreement in place.

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JaxonH

@Ralizah
I dont think that'll be an issue. Being a decade old or being a DS game won't matter. What matters is being a nice HD game today that's a full experience. Games get remasters all the time, and most of them are from the last decade. Some sell full price, some don't, but most people (the ones who haven't played it) will judge it based on what it is as if it's a brand new game. If it looks like it's interesting to them they'll buy it. Not that I think lowering the price wouldn't help of course- I do think it would help (when doesn't it, right?). But prices drop. Full price is never forever (unless you're Mario Kart Wii 😁)

The only real problem is, it seems to be more niche with the art style and gameplay style. We'll see though.

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EvilLucario

I've been playing this game docked for the most part nowadays, but just last night I took the Switch out for handheld play and wow I think this games just looks much better handheld than docked for some reason. This is definitely a game best suited for handheld play.

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Ralizah

Still looks crisper to me when docked (as it should), but there's not really a huge gap in the presentation between the two modes (as it should be; talkin' to Monolith Soft here ).

I've mostly been playing handheld, though, as I just find it to be more convenient.

@JaxonH It hasn't been my experience that Nintendo Switch games tend to sink much in price, but I think TWEWY be a much more compelling purchase when it hits the $30 - 45 range.

Just look at something like Shining Resonance: a much more recent HD remaster of a game we never even got, making it effectively a new game, but it still has budget pricing. Also: every remaster from Sony is budget priced, even the ones with tons of work put into them.

Heck, if we get the Switch port of Valkyria Chronicles 1, I doubt it'll be priced over $20, even though it's effectively a new game for Nintendo audiences.

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EvilLucario

@Ralizah Idk, I might be talking out of my ass here, but it looks a bit sharper in handheld to me for some weird reason, and I'm using a 20" monitor at 1080p. It really looks pretty damn good in handheld when I look at it compared to when I dock my Switch.

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Ralizah

@EvilLucario I've heard VERY different impressions from people. Some think it looks a fair deal sharper on the TV. Some think it looks better on handheld.

I have a large-ish 1080p TV at home, and, for me, it definitely looks nicer. Especially in really grassy areas, which look a tad rough in handheld mode.

Overall, though, I've been pretty happy with this port so far. It's not perfect, but it definitely doesn't deserve the negativity it gets from some people online.

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EvilLucario

@Ralizah Yeah this port is still pretty good. At the very least I'm glad it exists so I and others got a chance to play it, because damn I am just having such a blast playing this game.

Also I just noticed you posted in that Reddit thread about Ys in r/NintendoSwitch I have been getting pretty used to Flash Guards now, though Flash Dodges still feels weird to me. A lot of the clunkiness problems I had with Flash Guards/Dodges still persist, but it's been toned down massively for me now.

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Ralizah

@EvilLucario Yep. The timing can take a bit of getting used to with the dodges, but I've had the same experience with Platinum games like Nier: Automata and Bayonetta. Only clunkiness I've experienced is with the targeting system. Specifically, how trying to move the camera will change which enemy you're targeting.

I had to improve my dodging skills to survive my encounters with those horrible sunflower enemies, since I'm playing on Hard difficulty.

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RR529

I'm about 24 hours in and have just hit 50% completion of the map. The newest area I'm exploring, the Primordial Forest, is absolutely kicking my butt, especially those giant flying insects that I haven't figured out the Flash Step/Guard timing on, and those blue Primordials which hit hard & in packs.

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EvilLucario

Just got to Chapter 6 today at 33 hours, filling out 90% of the map. Damn, these chapters are pretty dang long. I totally thought that during that event in Chapter 5 that would be the end of that, but nope the chapter kept going, which I found interesting. No big deal.

Now I'm really getting the hang of Flash Dodges/Guards. Still think the timing can be wonky, but it's working better now.

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Cynas

Just beat the game with essentially 100% (All side quests, complete approval for all characters, caught all fish, etc.). Overall took me about 50 hours, maybe a little less counting the time I left it running without playing. Really glad I picked up this game! I'd recommend aiming for the True Ending, although it really shouldn't be that hard to get through a regular playthrough.

I have a couple minor complaints about the ending, but other than that I really enjoyed the game's story. I'd give the overall experience an 8/10.

I think I'll pick up the other Ys games, probably starting with Legacy of Ys: Books I and II on the DS.

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Quarth

Is there a shortage of this game in Europe? At least here in Sweden, neither GameStop nor the online shops seems to have the game in stock. Did they underestimate the interest from the consumers or has there been a delay in some parts of the world? It seems strange that the game would have sold out in a week.

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Kaile

@Quarth That may be the case, my copy arrived week after release and there was no info about release date being pushed back so i guess they either got the shipment too late or they didn’t order enough copies.

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I'm really interested in this game, so might order it, but maybe it's good that it's not in stock at the moment seeing as Octopath Traveler will be released in a week.

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RR529

Last I checked the game was at #22 on both the North American & Japanese eShop, which isn't so bad, considering it's had to compete with both Crash & Wolfenstein II (at least in NA). At least it has some exposure now.

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