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Games of Interest - Discounts and more...
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:17:04 PM »
Find below a partial list of games of interest on Steam. Also feel free to post about sales on any platform.

The most important must-buys:
Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
Fortune Summoners

"Indie" games made in Japan in the Steam Store:
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
Cave Story+
Fairy Bloom Freesia
Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils
99 Spirits
Eryi's Action
War of the Human Tanks
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Croixleur (coming soon)
Higurashi When They Cry (coming soon)

Other Japanese games your may be interested in:
Agarest: Generations of War
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Final Fantasy VII
La-Mulana
PixelJunk Eden
LUMINES™
Cladun X2
Ys I and II Chronicles+
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Ys Origin
Magical Drop V
Yosumin!
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
A ton of classic Sega games including: Phantasy Star II, Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium, Shining Force and Shining Force II, cheaper by far to pick these up in the collection bundles.
The Last Remnant
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst

Fighters:
Vanguard Princess
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION
Street Fighter® IV
Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition
Street Fighter X Tekken
Guilty Gear Isuka

Shumps in Steam Store:
Gundemonium Recollection
GundeadliGne
eXceed - Gun Bullet Children
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX
eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package
Hitogata Happa
Satazius
Ether Vapor Remaster
Razor2: Hidden Skies
Sine Mora
Ikaruga

‘Anime' styled games, JRPGs, or games that are inspired by Japan in Steam Store:
Septerra Core
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord
Shantae: Risky's Revenge (coming soon)
Long Live the Queen
Shadow Warrior
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
Skullgirls
Skulls of the Shogun
Magical Diary
Noitu Love 2: Devolution
Wanderlust: Rebirth
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders
Sengoku
Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Blade Kitten
X-Blades
PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords
Legend of Fae
Mark of the Ninja
Mini Ninjas
Karateka
Skyborn
One Way Heroics

Games which draw inspiration from elsewhere in Asia:
Mysterious Cities of Gold, China
Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage, China
Jade Empire™: Special Edition, China
Analogue: A Hate Story, Korea
Hate Plus, Korea
Kung Fu Strike - The Warrior's Rise, China
Rag Doll Kung Fu, China

Software
RPG Maker XP
RPG Maker VX Ace

Games made in Japan but less applicable to our audience:
A-Train 8
NiGHTS Into Dreams
Space Channel 5: Part 2
Jet Set Radio
Sonic Generations + ton of other Sonic games, look ‘em up.
Crazy Taxi
Clan of Champions
FINAL FANTASY XI Ultimate Collection - Abyssea Edition
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition and Devil May Cry 4
Dark Souls™: Prepare To Die™ Edition
Ninja Blade
Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition
Lost Planet® 2
Resident Evil 4 HD
Resident Evil 5

Games based on Japanese IPs but not made there:
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Ridge Racer™ Unbounded
Dead Rising® 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Rocket Knight
Front Mission Evolved
Silent Hill Homecoming
LOST PLANET® 3
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 11:52:45 PM »
A few of the "Inspired by" games, most notably Jade Empire, are actually set in China.

Not super important, but helpful if anyone wants games specifically focused on China or Japan.

Other than that, great list. Thank you for taking the time to compile a complete list, partial.

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 02:39:13 AM »
Yeah well I threw in Analogue, and then I decided since that was there I should stick Jade Empire there too. But you're right might separate them.
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 03:51:03 AM »
Ooh nice list, I could use this as a checklist to see what I already have and go from there. Of course Carpe Fulgur games are all owned already.  I shouldnt buy stuff this sale, so many games on the backburner and still I keep buying. Looking forward to sale though

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 07:05:52 AM »
Freesia isn't a shmup.  Unless you meant a different category name for the whole thing, since you don't seem to have a category for non-shmup cutesy animesque games.

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 01:40:38 PM »
Fixed! Hmm dunno how that got there  ;D. Well animesque games I am putting under 'Somewhat Inspired by Japan', unless they did actually come from Japan (Fixed! Changed the category name a little). And nah shmups are the only genre I separated, since there are quite a few on the store now. Whereas the other games are fairly varied in genre, hence it didn't seem as useful.
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 02:35:38 PM »
Oh, I usually use that term to refer to the so-called anime art style in general, not just non-Japanese works using that style.  But that doesn't really matter.

I'm interested in who the publishers are, and particular which games are considered "indie".

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 09:45:36 PM »
Yeah well I thought of doing it that way, but then it is often hard to tell without spending a reasonable amount of time looking it up whether something is indie or not. Given a lot of them are released under larger publishers here, and I am not too up on the scene actually in Japan. In the end I just went for putting "indie'ish" things up the top, and the rest in the less applicable category. Now that I think of it I probably should move those Sega titles down.

EDIT: OK, did some rejigging of categories, think we are getting something close to final. I believe CTHCC, Cave Story, and Freesia are the only Indie ones. Let me know if I am wrong there. I am thinking I shall leave the shumps alone, so that will be a mixture of indies and the 'big boys'.
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 10:11:45 PM »
PixelJunk Eden seems to be listed as indie.  However, I have no idea whether Q-Games, Ltd. is an indie/doujin developer/publisher.

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 02:43:11 AM »
Just for the record, if and when this winter's Steam sale goes up, our titles will most certainly be featured. Anticipate!

Also, posters who do not own the Ys titles and Phantasy Star IV by the end of this sale will be dead to me. Dead.

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 03:13:09 AM »
I own the Ys Games, but I don't think I'll be able to afford much this sale :/
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 03:59:01 AM »
I own both Ys games currently on Steam. :)  I've beaten Oath and I considered it a very good game.

Would get Phantasy Star IV but...my backlog is huge!  Seriously, look at how many games I have open, and how many Steam games I haven't played (read from the bottom up).  (Sure, I don't plan to play all of them, but there's still a lot in there that I do intend to play.)

(Also, my TF2 time is artificially inflated.)

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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 07:57:36 AM »
Noitu Love 2: Devolution is fantastic.  Doesn't take more than a couple hours to blitz through but is fast paced, lovely pixel art, satisfying combat and great tunes.

I played a Ys game and a Phantasy Star game for the PSP a couple years ago.  I found them both utterly unlikable and dropped them both within a couple hours.
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 02:49:03 PM »
PixelJunk Eden seems to be listed as indie.  However, I have no idea whether Q-Games, Ltd. is an indie/doujin developer/publisher.

Yeah well when I did a quick check, they are independent. But they don't really seem to be a doujin developer as such, given they work fairly directly with Sony/Nintendo, so I decided to not list it as indie (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-Games).

Also, posters who do not own the Ys titles and Phantasy Star IV by the end of this sale will be dead to me. Dead.

I own everything except PS, shall see about picking it up at some point as I have never played any of those titles.

I own both Ys games currently on Steam. :)  I've beaten Oath and I considered it a very good game.

Would get Phantasy Star IV but...my backlog is huge!  Seriously, look at how many games I have open, and how many Steam games I haven't played (read from the bottom up).  (Sure, I don't plan to play all of them, but there's still a lot in there that I do intend to play.)

I do need to play Origin, I blitzed through Oath as well, but still haven't gotten around to the new one. No playtime on FS? tsk tsk! Though to be honest I only have 3 hours on it, need to finish it off sometime.
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Re: The Games of Steam [A complete list]
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 12:48:20 AM »
My only experience with Phantasy Star is Portable 2, which I'm slowly grinding my way through.

I see that the Sega Collection in question has PS1-4, but I have no idea which ones are considered good and which ones can be skipped.