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Where can you buy this game?

Unread postby Lucifiel » December 25th, 2007, 7:55 am

Sorry guys, I want to buy Tsukihime(not melty blood) but can't really read any Japanese. Also, it's been ages since I last visited any anime forums so I can't remember how to find any specialty online shops.

I tried looking at Himeya shop but... I don't think it's available there anymore.
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Unread postby Message » December 25th, 2007, 8:30 am

Ryuusoul wrote:http://search.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/search/auc?p=%B7%EE%C8%A2&auccat=0&alocale=0jp&acc=jp

It is always for sale on Yahoo Japan Auctions.

You can use an auction agent like http://www.akibado.com to help bid for you.

Oh yeah... it costs a whole lot of money.
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Unread postby Lucifiel » January 30th, 2008, 4:57 pm

Message wrote:
Ryuusoul wrote:http://search.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/search/auc?p=%B7%EE%C8%A2&auccat=0&alocale=0jp&acc=jp

It is always for sale on Yahoo Japan Auctions.

You can use an auction agent like http://www.akibado.com to help bid for you.

Oh yeah... it costs a whole lot of money.


Thank you for your answer. :) And some of those prices... well, they're really similar to what a lot of "vintage" games would fetch like Sierra, Lucasarts, Magnetic Scrolls, etc.

*sighs* If the creators know how popular the "Tsukihime" brand is, then why don't they consider making more copies of the game? Or even putting it out in English? Most folks who live outside of Japan and who don't know Japanese are likely to get it via "other means" instead 'cos of the prices and limited availability.

Call me mean but I really would have only limited sympathy for the developers if they cry wolf about loss of sales and such 'cos really, this is the age of the internet and if one "chooses" to limit their forms of distribution, well... their loss. After all, it's so easy to set up a shop on the internet(heck, even kids do it in MMOs).
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Unread postby Kanzar » January 30th, 2008, 9:06 pm

I can answer the 'English' bit... right now, what you're seeing in this forum is probably the amount of English fans x 0.3. There aren't very many of us, and not all of us would consider buying the English official now, considering we've already shelled out for the original. So that leaves a tiny portion of newcomers to this game, and that's just way too small for Type Moon to even consider doing an official english translation. It's just way too time and resources consuming. :(

...and now that I think about it, I think somebody else mentioned why eroge are so expensive: it's an art form, not a generic porno.

Also: rules of this board state there should be no mention of warez whatsoever.
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Unread postby Lucifiel » January 31st, 2008, 12:53 am

Kanzar wrote:I can answer the 'English' bit... right now, what you're seeing in this forum is probably the amount of English fans x 0.3. There aren't very many of us, and not all of us would consider buying the English official now, considering we've already shelled out for the original. So that leaves a tiny portion of newcomers to this game, and that's just way too small for Type Moon to even consider doing an official english translation. It's just way too time and resources consuming. :(
Eh, you got quite a good point about limited amount of English fans. A lot of gamers just refuse to accept adventure games(American, Japanese, European, etc.) in general due to the downfall of the Western adventure genre in the mid-90s.

And as a result, "adventure" games are no longer acknowledged by most reviewers or players even though Western and Japanese adventure games are radically different in terms of delivery of storyline, narration, inclusion/exclusion of puzzles, etc.

And many gamers just are too snobbish to even look at games from another genre unless they're really popular or 'cos they're unwilling or too lazy to experiment around.

Although, why don't these game-makers consider ever allowing people to buy a game in the original language via the internet? It's not the price but the means of getting them, that makes it difficult for some. Besides, if I were them: I'd sell 2 versions. One is the boxed version and has the expanded stuff: the extras(artwork, side-stories) and the packaging, etc. The other would be the direct download version: only the game itself and the manual, nothing else.

...and now that I think about it, I think somebody else mentioned why eroge are so expensive: it's an art form, not a generic porno.

Oh, I should've been clearer. I was talking about visual novels in general. However, Tsukihime is an eroge, right? I assume it's not easy to find a good VA who can do the "xxx scenes" as well as the "ordinary scenes".

Also: rules of this board state there should be no mention of warez whatsoever.
Heh... I wasn't even talking about warez but was thinking instead of the methods that people use to get hold of games like you know, renting it from a shop or getting from their friends, instead of buying it.

Or even passing along the original cd from 1 person to another: imagine if it reached the hands of 100 over people, many of whom would've bought a game if it hadn't been so difficult to find. Yes, that's legal and it allows people to play the games but that doesn't support the developers any.

*sighs* I'd get the games but I'm totally broke. I just splurged around SGD300++ on a ton of games and stuff. ><;;
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Unread postby mathias » July 4th, 2008, 7:15 pm

Well guys I'm a little bit too slow for this but what should I do if I want to buy a sealed Tsukibako?. I've never use yahoo JP and I can't read japanese so cut the yahoo jp off. I've search on ebay ...no sign for it..same for Himeyashop.If I hired someone to get it directly from japan is it still available for pick some?. Or someone here has a stock for it. - -

Too bad that when it's first released I'm just graduated from kinder garden 555- -
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