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cafu1982
02-24-2005, 11:10 AM
Bakumatsu Roman: Last Blade 2-in-1 (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz6.html)
http://www.snkplaymore.jp/official/kof94/online/img/p_gekka01.jpg
http://www.snkplaymore.jp/official/kof94/online/img/p_gekka02.jpg



Garou: Mark of the Wolves (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz7.html)
http://www.snkplaymore.jp/official/kof94/online/img/p_mov.jpg



Out for PS2 in Japan 12 May 2005, $65 a piece.

Rade K
02-24-2005, 11:38 AM
65$ !! :eye: :eye:

RamonG
02-24-2005, 11:41 AM
What pill said!

Nesagwa
02-24-2005, 11:42 AM
Whens the US Xbox release eh?

Chicago Cheeseburgler Crew
02-24-2005, 11:48 AM
Whens the US Xbox release eh?

yea

Tung Fu ru
02-24-2005, 11:54 AM
$65!!!??? That's way too much. I'm just glad that I own all three games, fuck buying a port if you can buy the real thing. Shit I payed about $65 for both LB1 and LB2, and around $50 for MotW (I got them off Ebay, cart only)

Freelancer
02-24-2005, 12:31 PM
$65 is high, but you're getting a lot for your money.
SVC Chaos (xbox) started out at $49.99 and quickly dropped to $29.99 several months later. I'm sure the same will probably happen here.

Orochi Iori Y
02-24-2005, 12:45 PM
$65!!!??? That's way too much. I'm just glad that I own all three games, fuck buying a port if you can buy the real thing. Shit I payed about $65 for both LB1 and LB2, and around $50 for MotW (I got them off Ebay, cart only)

That is a Japanese price converted to dollars. I think that is a pretty standard price for a game in Japan, like $50 here.

gmw
02-24-2005, 12:45 PM
$65 is a fairly standard price for PS2 games on release in Japan, especially with the dollar so weak at the moment. If these came out in the US, they'd be cheaper for sure.

Spike23
02-24-2005, 01:08 PM
Whens the US Xbox release eh?

never........or 6 months to a year after the Japanese PS2 ones.

now for those complaining about the $65 price.........it's standard and always has been for most Japanese PS2 releases. so it's not really a surprise. also, take a look at the games you're getting for the price.

not too damn bad considering there ARE people around without access to a Neo Geo system to purchase them on.

just be happy that SNK Neo Geo is still kicking in some way or another (and bringing 3 of the best Neo games to the masses once again).

neojedi
02-24-2005, 01:23 PM
I'm curious as to whether they reprogrammed the LB1 port from the ground up. The slowdown made the PS1 version of the Last Blade almost unplayable. Still, it'd be nice if they kept the PS1 intro.

JHendrix
02-24-2005, 01:26 PM
Yeah, that's the standard price for a JPN PS2 game.

Besides, how could you say it's a rip off considering what the home carts or even MVS carts can go for?

mark-art
02-24-2005, 01:30 PM
Wow, hopefully this gets a stateside release. Kind of ironic since I just bought LB1 for my aes. Meh. I'll definately pick this up for LB2 tho, the cart goes for way to much. Same for Garou. Damn aes. heh.

cafu1982
02-24-2005, 01:32 PM
Yeah, that's the standard price for a JPN PS2 game.

Besides, how could you say it's a rip off considering what the home carts or even MVS carts can go for?

Thats my thinking.

I paid $112 for a mint LB1 JPN AES, & I want LB2 but Im not about to pay $300+ for it. Id happily pay $65 for LB 2-in-1 for PS2, it hopefully will be a good port as SNKP have been doing recently for PS2 (KOFs). It will especially good with those new PS2 neo sticks just released :drool_2:


I doubt these games will come out for xbox.... ever. but personally if I had an xbox id just get teh romz... but thats just me.

norton9478
02-24-2005, 01:35 PM
I hope that they really add some good stuff in there.

I can get THe MVS copies of those games for $130........

I don't pay more for ports than I do for Carts..

I expect them to be cheaper in the US........

JHendrix
02-24-2005, 01:38 PM
I hope that they really add some good stuff in there.

I can get THe MVS copies of those games for $130........

I don't pay more for ports than I do for Carts..

I expect them to be cheaper in the US........

MVS copies of those for $130? That's a bit ambitious I think, or if you're lucky enough to find someone with a bonnified gamers condition that doesn't demand a decent asking price.

Still, I'd pay up to $100 for MOTW if it were on XBox w/ Live. Same thing with LB2.

Dean
02-24-2005, 01:47 PM
If this were to make it to XBox Live I'd be on it like stink on shit. LB1 for everyone.

kafuin_gaira
02-24-2005, 01:49 PM
Still, I'd pay up to $100 for MOTW if it were on XBox w/ Live. Same thing with LB2.

no way. $30-40 is reasonable for a 6+ year old game when the only new addition would be network play.

i don't see any reason to get either of these on ps2, garou and gekka were already some of the most graphically impressive games on the neo. no need for a rebout here.

neo_X7
02-24-2005, 01:50 PM
If there as good as KOF 00,01 was the PS2 then yes but if there like KOF03 then fuck no!

RAINBOW PONY
02-24-2005, 02:08 PM
eh, LB 1 and 2 are OLD, 30 tops for both, MOTWs may be worth 49 retail, but it's still old, i paid that for the dreamcast version when it came out.

SNK should just make a "our best fighters" compilation, and put all 6 games on 1 disc :kekeke:

but, xbox ports plz.

JHendrix
02-24-2005, 02:22 PM
no way. $30-40 is reasonable for a 6+ year old game when the only new addition would be network play.

i don't see any reason to get either of these on ps2, garou and gekka were already some of the most graphically impressive games on the neo. no need for a rebout here.

It was meant as a metaphore for how desparate I am for a good SNK fighter on Live.

Plus I <3 MOTW like no ones buisness. :)

Amano Jacu
02-24-2005, 02:24 PM
I hope that they really add some good stuff in there.

I can get THe MVS copies of those games for $130........

I don't pay more for ports than I do for Carts..

I expect them to be cheaper in the US........

Well, you can get the MVS, but something like 99% of gamers out there don't have a MVS set-up but do have a PS2.

That being said, that price is for the IMPORT Japanese version, and remember how hard the $ sucks now. When they are released in USA and Europe they will possibly have a budget-price like 30$/.

gmw
02-24-2005, 02:47 PM
If there as good as KOF 00,01 was the PS2 then yes but if there like KOF03 then fuck no!

:spock:

I thought KOF 03 was perhaps the most impressive PS2 port yet. Certainly a step above the ports of 00 and 01. Am I missing something?

Takumaji
02-24-2005, 03:01 PM
:spock:

I thought KOF 03 was perhaps the most impressive PS2 port yet. Certainly a step above the ports of 00 and 01. Am I missing something?

Visually, the 02 port is not very good as well, so add that to the list. If you let the Neo version and the port run side by side, the PS2 version really makes you puke with all those worn-out sprites where you can hardly make out facial expressions. The 2k2 DC port is much better.

I agree about 2k3, IMO it's one of the best SNKP PS2 port so far (technically speaking).

norton9478
02-24-2005, 03:20 PM
MVS copies of those for $130? That's a bit ambitious I think, or if you're lucky enough to find someone with a bonnified gamers condition that doesn't demand a decent asking price.

Still, I'd pay up to $100 for MOTW if it were on XBox w/ Live. Same thing with LB2.


The Stigma of of owning/playing Ports is worse than the stigma of owning/playing Gamer MVS carts.

Break it down like this:

Garou can be had for $80
I bet you could get both Last Blades for $50 total if you looke around...

chimpmeister
02-24-2005, 03:28 PM
Lets hope SNK doesn't f**k up again and censor the U.S. releases of these games, like they did with the English release of Last Blade on the DC (released by Agetec, but censored by SNK Japan). What a joke that game was . . . :mad:

SouthtownKid
02-24-2005, 03:30 PM
The Stigma of of owning/playing Ports is worse than the stigma of owning/playing Gamer MVS carts.

Break it down like this:

Garou can be had for $80
I bet you could get both Last Blades for $50 total if you looke around...I got MotW for a lot less than $80 a year ago. JHendrix is a knowledgeable guy in general, but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about with MVS. I agree you could get all 3 games for $130 without much trouble. Maybe inflating the games' prices in his mind helps justify his not paying for the games...?

Hmkay
02-24-2005, 03:42 PM
I got MotW for a lot less than $80 a year ago. JHendrix is a knowledgeable guy in general, but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about with MVS. I agree you could get all 3 games for $130 without much trouble. Maybe inflating the games' prices in his mind helps justify his not paying for the games...?
Indeed... I got Garou for like $60... And both Last Blade games for $30 each.

NeoGeo Hunter
02-24-2005, 04:04 PM
Thats a good news to hear I hope it will soon be released to the U.S as well:multi_co: EXPLOITS. PS2, RULEZ. :multi_co:

JHendrix
02-24-2005, 04:09 PM
I got MotW for a lot less than $80 a year ago. JHendrix is a knowledgeable guy in general, but doesn't know what the hell he's talking about with MVS. I agree you could get all 3 games for $130 without much trouble. Maybe inflating the games' prices in his mind helps justify his not paying for the games...?

:envy:

I was assuming this breakdown:

MOTW - $80
LB2 - $50
LB1 - $30

Why? Because that's about what I paid for each one, 4 years ago when I bought this stuff. :p

So yeah maybe I'm out of touch, but I figured those games wouldn't really move around in price much considering they're all high quality titles.

Heck even after I sold most of my games and went ROMZ, I still have my original MOTW and LB2 carts. Actually I think I paid upwards of $60 or so for my LB2 cart.

Rade K
02-24-2005, 04:15 PM
Well, for 65 bucks a pop, they better be throwing in SOMETHING. Like a pleather terry jacket to go with my cheap-ass terry hat.

JHendrix
02-24-2005, 04:24 PM
Well, for 65 bucks a pop, they better be throwing in SOMETHING. Like a pleather terry jacket to go with my cheap-ass terry hat.

The JPN PS2 version does have online play.

Blue Steel
02-24-2005, 07:31 PM
Just wondering if anyone's planning on getting the KDDI service here in the states? I don't know where the guy that started this thread about KOF '94 ReBout (http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110099) was actually located, but I am guessing Rome. I have a Japanese PSTwo and I want to play these ports online, but I'm just not sure if it's possible. Can anyone clarify?

Just a couple of weeks ago the dollar was worth more than then yen, but I think that only lasted a day or two, just thought I'd mention that.

norton9478
02-24-2005, 07:58 PM
Yeah,

Jian Yao realy killed the gammer MVS market....


:envy:

I was assuming this breakdown:

MOTW - $80
LB2 - $50
LB1 - $30

Why? Because that's about what I paid for each one, 4 years ago when I bought this stuff. :p

So yeah maybe I'm out of touch, but I figured those games wouldn't really move around in price much considering they're all high quality titles.

Heck even after I sold most of my games and went ROMZ, I still have my original MOTW and LB2 carts. Actually I think I paid upwards of $60 or so for my LB2 cart.

KRONOS
02-24-2005, 08:02 PM
I'm in full agreement here that $65.00 is a bit high for those PS2 titles.

The price problem has to do with many aspects of Japan. In Jp. you have a huge population in the work force creating a massive amount "middle men". There are all these extra guys doing a job that doesn't require so many people. But, all these "middle men" have to make a salary, so the production cost rises and the burden of these expenses gets placed on the consumer.

The other problem is that Japanese consumers don't sneer at prices the way westerners do, if a store says,

"Hey, this is the shin hatsubai deal of the century muthafuckas, so slap down that credit cardo now!"

...then the public will obey, like passive sheep.

However, with the JP economy having taken a nose dive, greed incorporated has been slapped in the face with a harsh dose of reality-people aren't buying the way they used too. Sony knows that rabid otaku fans (and probably myself) will pick up MOTW rehash, & LB1 & 2 extra saucy edition at the release price. However, for the patient, those prices will decline when they are re-rehashed as SNK BEST series for about $25.00, just like KOF 2000 & 2001. But unfortunatley, it'll be too little, too late. So FU SONY.

SouthtownKid
02-24-2005, 08:06 PM
:envy:

I was assuming this breakdown:

MOTW - $80
LB2 - $50
LB1 - $30

Why? Because that's about what I paid for each one, 4 years ago when I bought this stuff. :p

So yeah maybe I'm out of touch, but I figured those games wouldn't really move around in price much considering they're all high quality titles.

Heck even after I sold most of my games and went ROMZ, I still have my original MOTW and LB2 carts. Actually I think I paid upwards of $60 or so for my LB2 cart.I forgive you. :mad: :conf: ;) (boog style)

Ironically, people like you going Romz, probably helped decrease demand and helped people like me get my games cheaper. :emb: :make_fac: :kekeke: and, of course: :cool:

norton9478
02-24-2005, 08:09 PM
Back in the 90's when CD's were sold in Japan, they always had extra tracks to make up for the fact that they had to pay so much god damn more for them.

Now days with video games, we get them cheaper and sometimes packaged with other games.

Japanese video game players are getting screwed.... It will be even worese if they can further curb the selling of used games.

Cain Highwind
02-25-2005, 06:08 AM
I just hope they're ported as well as 2k3 was: Little to no loading time, AST, Hi-res demo scenes, soft filtered sprites.

On a related note, I was reading on Insert Credit something about the Garou port was featured in a recent issue of Dorimaga, but the article never went into any detail at all. Anyone snag that issue, or know what it said?

SuperPang
02-25-2005, 08:25 AM
Not many people here import PS2 games do they. :oh_no: If the games are standard retail price in Japan they'll be 6,800 + tax, as most are. SNKP are not charging $65 - that's a combination of Play-Asia's mark up and your economy. So essentially they're the equivalent of $49.95. They may be above your SRP thanks to the exachange rate but they're actually below ours :mr_t:

Electroman
02-25-2005, 08:46 AM
MVS > All

Lashujin
02-25-2005, 09:40 AM
MVS > All

I would say any legit hardware>All, this Romz whoring is unstopable though it would appear.

Electroman
02-25-2005, 11:14 AM
I would say any legit hardware>All, this Romz whoring is unstopable though it would appear.

Agreed 110%. And most of us have grown up with cart-based gaming. Always the single biggest pet peeve of mine with optical-based media is the loading time, despite FMV, animation, and redbook audio soundtracks.

I'm so spoiled with NEO AES/MVS, that it has shaped the way I play any game now. I expect all arcade-ish games to have infinate credits, zero wait time thanks to ROM memory, etc.

zapatistab
03-03-2005, 04:19 PM
Looks like MOTW price was lowered. And it will also be bundled with the PS2 Neo Stick as another option.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz7.html

Also the release date for both games was moved to May 26th. But I'm sure that's not set in stone.

Chicago Cheeseburgler Crew
03-03-2005, 05:16 PM
MVS > All

CPS2 > MVS

cafu1982
03-03-2005, 06:47 PM
Looks like MOTW price was lowered. And it will also be bundled with the PS2 Neo Stick as another option.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz7.html

Also the release date for both games was moved to May 26th. But I'm sure that's not set in stone.


40 bucks aint bad at all, I paid $30 for MS3 on PS2 from the same site & it was well worth it.

Kumavnmitsurugi
03-03-2005, 07:05 PM
There is nothing wrong with ports...someone mentioned that the PS2 kof 2k2 was a bad port, I personally thought that that port was amazing.... All neogeo ports are very good and worth owning. Even if they are not 100% arcade perfect (which i think most of them are) they are all great games!

And yes the Garou and LB 1+2 will be excellent additions to my PS2 collection :glee:

rockhoward
03-03-2005, 07:56 PM
Where the hell did he get the price from? Last time I checked some Japanese websites (which is this morning) it was 3800 yen for Garou and 7800 yen for Garou with Neo Geo Stick 2 package. I've never seen an announcement made for Last Blade collection. It'll be about 40 dollars which is pretty reasonable for Japanese import games. Even for Garou with Neo Stick 2, Neo Stick 2 alone costs like 6500 yen so it's a nice deal. I'm guessing that he assumed that because standard Japanese games cost abour 65bucks.


Looks like MOTW price was lowered. And it will also be bundled with the PS2 Neo Stick as another option.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz7.html

Also the release date for both games was moved to May 26th. But I'm sure that's not set in stone.

I guess I'm a bit slow

Chicago Cheeseburgler Crew
03-04-2005, 10:38 AM
Question is, will you be able to play these online with a modded ps2?

Would it even work in the US with a JPN ps2?

genjuro1
03-04-2005, 11:00 AM
Agreed 110%. And most of us have grown up with cart-based gaming. Always the single biggest pet peeve of mine with optical-based media is the loading time, despite FMV, animation, and redbook audio soundtracks.

I'm so spoiled with NEO AES/MVS, that it has shaped the way I play any game now. I expect all arcade-ish games to have infinate credits, zero wait time thanks to ROM memory, etc.

IMHO, the AST in CD-games makes the experience much better. Final Fight CD, and SS2 CD had AST's that were leaps and bounds better than the rom-based midi-versions.

P00t
03-05-2005, 02:07 AM
Motw is gonna be $39.10

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-70-iz7.html#

Insaneclown
03-05-2005, 08:34 PM
Whens the US Xbox release eh?

Yeah, good question. Tell us when? Ohh I cant wait for this game. :p

Evil Wasabi
03-10-2005, 11:37 PM
worthless to release anything on the PS2. Put all new games on the X-Box and make them live capable. Who uses the PS2 for online gaming?! FFXI fags? Fuck them with a fucking electric eel.