Saturday, 9 August 2008

Random Sega Saturn Find : Japanese RPGs.

I just recently went to a garage sale and bought a carton of Japanese games. Some guy had gone to Japan to learn to be an interpreter and brought a bunch of games home. His Mom helpfully sold them to me. Mostly they were PS and PS2 games (Including Lunar Silver Star). However I did notice that I got three Sega Saturn games in the mix.

Here they are. I think they are all pretty much standard JRPGs. Albert Odyssey is a brilliant 2D romp that I already have (NA release). Did I ever do a review of that game?

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However, the other two I have never really heard of. All I know is that they are spin offs of the Megami Tensei series of games and never were released in the US (Damn you Stolar!!!) So it's sort of the same gameplay. Please let me know if you have heard of them or if they are rare at all. I know Nocturne on the PS2 has gotten to be super rare lately and the rise in popularity of Altus US games has made more North American video game enthusiasts collect these games.

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I would be happier to get some shmups or fighting games that I could actually play but I am not going to turn my nose up at Saturn games of any kind.

3 comments:

nick944 said...

Are those two Atlus games playable if you don't know Japanese? If they are I'm definately going for them (I've been adicted to Persona 3 for a while now)

elend said...

Oh I tried that Soul Hackers some weeks ago. It's more like a visual novel like Hotel Dusk, imho. I guess it's quite nice, but I don't speak japanese. Hehe.

NebachadnezzaR said...

What you have there are indeed the first two games of the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series Devil Summoner. Never played them, although I hear the 2nd game, Soul Hackers is pretty good, if you understand Japanese, that is.

Don't know about rarity, but it should be cool to have them around in the collection.

Oh, and have you played Lunar? I would like to hear your opinion on that one.