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Project X Zone Price Slashed To $20 On The North American 3DS eShop

Posted by Damien McFerran

Role-playing on a budget

Project X Zone is one of those games that isn't for everyone; the unique mixture of JRPG action and fan-service means that it's only going to appeal to a very focused audience. Chances are some of you may have passed on this title when it first released — but the game has just received a permanent price reduction which could make it easier to take a risk on.

The game is now $20 on the North American 3DS eShop, and will be for the foreseeable future. The price on the European eShop remains unchanged.

"It's by no means a flawless experience, but Project X Zone offers an infectiously giddy thrill that somehow only manages to grow the more time you spend with it," is what we said in our review. "If you have even the slightest interest in Project X Zone, the odds are good you'll come away happy."

Will you be taking the plunge? Let us know with a comment.

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ajcismo said:

Absolutely love this game. If you're into JRPGs and Anime, I would pick this up immediately.



ashlyquin said:

This was available a few weeks ago for $15 as a sale, glad I got it then but $20 is still pretty good. I have enjoyed it!!



Gen0neD said:

Even at full price, its a steal. Awesome game. Not even sad that I didn't wait for a price reduction.



GloryQuestor said:

Since I own (and have played in the past) quite a few of the main games of the characters represented here, it was a must-buy for me, as it would be for any Japanese video gaming fan.

In particular, I like that Kite and Blackrose are here, since I've noticed that .hack is starting to get pushed aside with the anime release of Sword Art Online and getting more forgotten as newer fans come in. (Even though SAO is the older of the two, it's nowhere near the multimedia juggernaut that .hack was.)

Also, one of the biggest cameos for me is Tron Bonne, since a long time ago I played through The (Mis-)adventures of Tron Bonne for PS1 and now miss it all over again. I really wish CAPCOM would just give her more games.



thatfsilva said:

I loved the fan service but the game got tedious in the end. The story makes no sense BUT... I spent like 50 hours on it. So buy it.



DarkKirby said:

This game starts out great but 1/2 way through it starts to drag really hard. The story is basically people (interesting people from different universes) wandering around and random events happening until they practically randomly figure things out, and the combat system never really changes or gets more complex from beginning the end. The enemies at no point are a challenge, but there are A LOT, AND I MEAN A LOT of them and it takes a LONG time to fight through them.

I'm not bashing the game, the interactions between the characters and special attack animations are great, but be aware of of what this game is.



Dpullam said:

I haven't even tried the demos yet, but this is certainly good news for those who were on the fence about buying it.



Kolzig said:

No European price cut? Shame, would've most likely gotten this for 20€ as an impulse buy immediately when seeing such a price.



gaby_gabito said:

Well I want this but I'm debating on whether or not I should get Etrian Odyssey Millenium Girl instead. They're both at $20 on the eShop now.



Starwolf_UK said:

Anyone wanting a European price cut should contact Namco Europe and ask them why, I'd be interested to hear their justification (they won't comment to plebs like us but it doesn't hurt to put pressure on, they might have something to say to a website though even if it is just a no comment). Likewise SEGA regarding Rhythm Theif which has a similar pricing problem (but I think NOE had involvement in publishing both of these so it might not be the companies call).

As for the game, the impression I got from the demo was bosses were going to be super robot taisen-esque of give an enemy about 1 million HP except there is no way to skip animations to make such a thing more palatable. It didn't help I did not full understand combos and SP or whatever you need to do the strong attacks and had to use basic attack and keep SP for healing spells.



DanielHPoetry said:

DANG IT! I just got this game last week and paid $30... It's awesome though. It's worth the purchase



unrandomsam said:

@Starwolf_UK If they were published directly in the US but not in Europe (Only via Nintendo) then there is no way it will happen. Rhythm Thief is dirt cheap physically anyway.

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