A retailer this week price cut Square Enix Co.'s The Last Remnant to under $40 in the latest round of video game price cuts. The retailer is selling advanced orders for the title at $39.99, 33 percent off the $59.99 MSRP.
Wow, that's a fantastic deal. I hope they do the same with the PS3 version.
This doesn't instill me with much hope. The videos on Kotaku showed massive slowdown, texture popin and even model loading. And this was the 360 edition! I fear what the PS3 edition will look like, a U3 engine game...
aside from the massive slow down and pop in, the battle system seemed overly confusing with the multiple battle groups and all. I dont think this game is classified as a srpg is it? Im just not impressed with it, during the exploring video on Kotaku the area was very flat and sparse in terms of landscape. Bring on a real rpg's like WKC for us PS3 folk and Star Ocean for 360.
This is a proof of how half assed the game will be. When they know they will have difficulty selling the game in a particular region, Japanese game prices tend to drop quickly. Now, games that are not half-assed and sell for cheap: DMC4 *Price dropped Pro Evo 09 * Lower Price for NA Lost Planet Colonies * Price dropped But this game is made by Cavia and it is bound to be bad. OOOOPSSS, This is only for one retailer, I should read more carefully.
Square aren't as great as they used to be. The Last Remnant got a 7 from OXM. You need bubbles.
a perma ban does to your bubbles unfortunately. Nah, thank you, but I can survive with 2. Don't get me wrong, I love JRPGs and I think I have played quite a lot of them, but this one seems to stink from far away.
With all of the other AAA games out for PS3/360 this holiday, of course they're going to drop the price on this to make it stand out more. Just like Rare did with Banjo and VP2. Banjo's sales probably won't be too hot, but I really think the drop helped VP2 tremendously. Lower price point does not automatically mean bad either... just look at the aforementioned VP2, or Katamari Damacy.
Usually companies drop a price on a game after it has been on the market for a while but this? With this new i think I'll just rent the game before I buy it now.
This is just the way all the xbox fans kept saying Valkyria was selling poorly (which it isn't) when Amazon dropped the price from 59.99 to 49.99. This one MIGHT be promotional just like Valkyria. I say that because in BOTH cases, only ONE store and/or site were doing such a sale.
wait this game came out? EDIT: Just saw it said "advanced orders" - and wtf at it getting a price cut even before its released? xD
Microsoft wants to have a reason to say that November is theirs with a top SE Title releasing this month. of course everything will be broken down to thousands of dollars and numbers spewed out of nowhere no one will give a crap and just congratulate microsoft.
Oh no. Banjo was in the same range I believe. To launch at that price spells out half-assed title. It is made by Cavia? I didn't know that. There is no way they could handle a game as big as an RPG. Drakengard was ok but RPGs take a hell of alot more work than a hack and slash, explains the iffy texture work and framerate issues though. I hope it is ok, I had some hope for this title.. No good JRPGs til WKC and FFXIII I guess... Kinda depressing since they were so huge last gen. EDIT: cannot find anything that says it is a Cavia game, still no reason for a SE game to launch under price. This doesn't look good.
"No good JRPGs til WKC and FFXIII I guess" Tales of Vesperia was pretty good.
That is a great deal judging from the famitsu review score. I hope they have a PS3 release date announcement soon.
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