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[Amazon Canada] STEINS;GATE ELITE - $10 off pre-orders (Std and LE)

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[Amazon Canada] STEINS;GATE ELITE - $10 off pre-orders (Std and LE)

Switch Standard - $69.99
Switch LE - $109.99
PS4 Standard - $69.99
PS4 LE - $109.99

A bit of a niche game/genre. For those who loved the anime, this should be a real treat when it releases.

EDIT: same prices at Bestbuy.ca as well
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This will be the crowning jewel for visual novels. Already had it preordered, but hope others get it too.

Very happy that the PS4 version comes with Linear Bounded Phenogram, which prior to now was only available in Japan on PS3/X360 and wasn't localized.
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What is this exactly?
Anime in game form?

Is it like the PC game?
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Batarang wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 1:31 pm
This will be the crowning jewel for visual novels. Already had it preordered, but hope others get it too.

Very happy that the PS4 version comes with Linear Bounded Phenogram, which prior to now was only available in Japan on PS3/X360 and wasn't localized.
I haven't had a chance to play the Vita games, or any other version actually. So the Switch option definitely has me excited. I've heard people complaining about Elite due to the graphics being used from the anime. Whereas the art from the previous games was unique. I'm impartial...

EDIT: thank you for the DV for "not a good price" whoever you are, lol
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Gotta love the arbitrary nonsense names for this stuff.
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Batarang wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 1:31 pm
Very happy that the PS4 version comes with Linear Bounded Phenogram, which prior to now was only available in Japan on PS3/X360 and wasn't localized.
Was going to order the Switch version for the portable aspect, but the PS4 exclusive Linear Bounded Phenogram os making me change my mind.
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So this is a new Steins Gate game that's based on the anime, which was based on the original game...?
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Jomy wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 3:43 pm
So this is a new Steins Gate game that's based on the anime, which was based on the original game...?
Steins;Gate the anime is based on the visual novel. This is the original visual novel, except it uses the anime for its visuals.

Which is as far as I know the first of its kind for a visual novel to do, so I guess I understand the confusion.
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Jan 26th, 2019 3:10 pm
I haven't had a chance to play the Vita games, or any other version actually. So the Switch option definitely has me excited. I've heard people complaining about Elite due to the graphics being used from the anime. Whereas the art from the previous games was unique. I'm impartial...

EDIT: thank you for the DV for "not a good price" whoever you are, lol
Yeah, but then you'll have people on PS4 complain about the static images if they just ported the original VN. So you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

With this, it's definitely a visual overhaul, to say the least. If people want the original graphics, play the original game. Pretty simple.
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Batarang wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 4:01 pm
Steins;Gate the anime is based on the visual novel. This is the original visual novel, except it uses the anime for its visuals.

Which is as far as I know the first of its kind for a visual novel to do, so I guess I understand the confusion.
Ah yeah, I meant game/visual novel. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Batarang wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 4:01 pm
Steins;Gate the anime is based on the visual novel. This is the original visual novel, except it uses the anime for its visuals.

Which is as far as I know the first of its kind for a visual novel to do, so I guess I understand the confusion.


Yeah, but then you'll have people on PS4 complain about the static images if they just ported the original VN. So you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

With this, it's definitely a visual overhaul, to say the least. If people want the original graphics, play the original game. Pretty simple.
Personally, I love the idea of them using the original animation, brings more authenticity to the experience.
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Batarang wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 4:01 pm
With this, it's definitely a visual overhaul, to say the least. If people want the original graphics, play the original game. Pretty simple.
Yep, this is exactly what I think. The original game is available on steam for only $33.99, and since it's a visual novel it's not exactly graphically demanding, I'd imagine most PCs will be able to run it. I think this approach is perfect, especially for people who are introduced to the series by the anime.

Which for anyone reading not familiar with the series, it is a phenomenal anime worth checking out even if you're normally not into anime. It's a VERY good sci-fi drama that puts most live action sci-fi series to shame..
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Thanks OP!
I literally just put a preorder in at EBGames yesterday.
Time to cancel that.

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