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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 5:25 pm 



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Looks like they missed the April 21st date. Anyone hear any more news? I haven't heard back from my emails to them, and the store page still lists April 21: https://readytodispatch.com/collections ... n-preorder

Latest tweet is from early April about the City Connection Jaleco licensing stuff. They haven't talked about the release schedule since the last announcement two months ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:07 pm 


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Oh no, guys.
It's happening again. The Milestone localization curse.

First Radio Allergy's GameCube release being canned.
Then Arcade Shooter : Ilvelo [sic] on the Wii being quietly cancelled.
And now Radirgy Swag...it's never going to come out, is it?


(Last time I heard the company handling it who's nototrious for extra long delays blamed it all on the Covid virus lmao so heh what's one more unfullfilled release date promise?)
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 5:15 am 


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When the 21st came and went, I considered posting something, but then thought "is there a point anymore?"

Once I saw that the money from pre-orders of the game itself must have dried up and they started hawking t-shirts in order to cover the pressing, I knew the endeavor... I don't want to say was 'doomed'... But I knew it was in serious trouble.

Personally, if something was supposed to be shipped to me six months ago and the seller was not responsive, I would have already hit up fbi.gov...


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:48 pm 



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I preordered both, Radirgy and The Game Tengoku for switch though I have paid using paypal. If by the the start of the summer there are no news I will claim my money back.
What a bunch of robbers they are.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:56 pm 


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I'd also pre-ordered Ninja JaJaMaru Collection Limited Edition for PS4.
Dispatch Games' complete lack of updates on that release, especially after their last email with no mention of it, confirmed for me that I need to get my money back.
I emailed them multiple times over a month and used their website contact form to request a status update or to provide a refund. They never responded to anything. Finally I filled a fraud report with my credit card provider. I have a "tentative refund" for the PS4 game.
Stupidly, I was wishful that Radirgy S would surface since Dispatch actually acknowledged that game, so I didn't file a fraud claim on that purchase.

Is Dispatch the worst run publisher in existence right now? Seriously is there any other game publisher in recent memory that has been so dysfunctional in their business practices?


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 1:10 pm 


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M.Knight wrote:
Oh no, guys.
It's happening again. The Milestone localization curse.

First Radio Allergy's GameCube release being canned.
Then Arcade Shooter : Ilvelo [sic] on the Wii being quietly cancelled.
And now Radirgy Swag...it's never going to come out, is it?


(Last time I heard the company handling it who's nototrious for extra long delays blamed it all on the Covid virus lmao so heh what's one more unfullfilled release date promise?)


Hey, at least we got Radio Allergy on the Wii. So I guess we'll get this on the Switch 2 or whatever.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:49 pm 


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Is Dispatch the worst run publisher in existence right now?

The only worse one that I can remember were the people that did Strumwind on the Dreamcast.

After the release was like a year late with nary a word, they finally released a statement saying "stop bugging us about your pre-orders and asking for your money back, we didn't do anything wrong because it's not like we forced you to give us money"

It was downright jawdropping.

That said, there was a happy ending in that the game eventually did ship, albeit like three years late.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
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Koa Zo wrote:
Is Dispatch the worst run publisher in existence right now? Seriously is there any other game publisher in recent memory that has been so dysfunctional in their business practices?


Hey, it's no Watermelon. It could always be Paprium.

I'd be fine with delays if we were getting consistent communication. Sometimes we actually hear something back, but the radio silence right now is not encouraging.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:54 am 



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This better come out here, either from Dispatch or another publisher. I'm sick of this curse. If Dispatch can't put it out I'm gonna start mass begging Rising Star, XSEED, etc and everyone else should too.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:06 pm 



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I have the limited edition pre-ordered. I wanted that vinyl soundtrack. I pre-ordered fully aware of this sort of thing happening. I went through the same waiting game for Psyvariar Delta.

I ended up buying that on the JP eShop. I was sick of waiting, but I am happy to support the developers for making a good game that I enjoy.I don't care now that I have both a physical and a digital copy.

I recently did the same with Radirgy Swag. Tired of waiting and I just wanted to be play the game. Game Paradise would be nice to have a physical copy of, also. For a game I don't care as much about, I am definitely not taking a gamble with Dispatch again. I snagged that on the eShop, as well.

Feel bad for the devs who are attached to dispatch though. Sad situation for games that are quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 5:23 am 



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Just chiming in to say I noticed that the devs talked about how to get into endless mode on a live stream half a year ago! It answered two of my biggest questions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2faY_WcgyY

[EN translation of 18:46 in the video]
There are three conditions for going past the dark side of the moon (where you would usually end the game) so as to enter endless mode in Radirgy Swag:
- Get lots of speed items (the pink inverted triangles)
- Get lots of junk and star junk items [apparently this number is accumulative across multiple sessions - you can't get to endless when playing the game for the very first time, no matter how good you are!]
- Keep the antenna bars high for a continuous period

[EN translation of around 21:04 onward]
Enemy placement differs depending on the image shown on the TV in the top right of the screen, just when you press A to start the game.
Color bars: Pattern 1
Static: Pattern 2 [more enemies than pattern 1?]
Map: Pattern 3 [larger enemies appear right from the start]
In a nutshell, press A when the TV shows color bars to get pattern 1, press A when the TV shows static to get pattern 2, and press A when the TV shows the map to get pattern 3.

Pattern 3 might be better for scoring, seeing as it has the most enemies, but pattern 1 may be best for survival (I will need to look into it more though)

Oh I do hope that Dispatch gets their act together and actually publishes the game ... :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:26 pm 


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Slightly off-topic, but is the PS2 version of this considered to be a decent port? I've had my eye on a copy for a while.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:46 pm 


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No, there is lots of slowdown compared to the other versions. Don't bother with it. The last stages are played at like half the intended speed.
I've heard from players that there were also issues with image quality and score saving, but not having a PS2 myself I haven't double-checked that.

The Owakari mode exclusive to the PS2 version has higher difficulty with faster bullets, but since the game slows down a lot, it kinda makes them move at a normal speed instead. Kinda like Karous BoR lol.
Not worth the hassle of playing this version of the game.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:49 pm 


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Wow, thanks for the info. Shame then that it still regularly lists for $100+ on ebay. I saw a factory-sealed copy for $60 last week and was ready to jump on it, but I suppose now I'll hold out.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:35 am 


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Enemy placement differs depending on the image shown on the TV in the top right of the screen, just when you press A to start the game.
Color bars: Pattern 1
Static: Pattern 2 [more enemies than pattern 1?]
Map: Pattern 3 [larger enemies appear right from the start]
In a nutshell, press A when the TV shows color bars to get pattern 1, press A when the TV shows static to get pattern 2, and press A when the TV shows the map to get pattern 3.



OOOOHHHH! Finally!!
That has been driving me absolutely nuts since like August. I was beginning to think it was completely random.
As usual, thank you so much!!

PS the one thing I was correct about was that there was three possible enemy wave levels (I was calling them small, medium, and large). And whenever I noticed that I got a 'large,' I would perk way up because a potential high score run was very possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:53 pm 


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They tweeted this - https://twitter.com/DispatchGames/statu ... 9425534976

Then I got an email saying my order has been sent but when I ordered Radirgy I also ordered a couple Jaleco shirts and the email says only the shirts shipped and not the game...


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 pm 



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I will keep my fingers crossed for get my copies of both Radirgy and The Game Paradise. They’d better ship both together.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:11 am 



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Email from Dispatch came through. They've stated they've shipped orders for existing stock and the Jaleco Pocket Players. Everything else is at least six weeks away. Radirgy Swag, Game Paradise and Rail Sim are all in production; Jajamaru PS4 and Soldam PS4 have been delayed for an unstated period of time due to development issues. They also commented that City Connection publishing the digital version of Game Paradise had been their plan for awhile.

Here's the statement on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DispatchGames/statu ... 3975986177

https://twitter.com/DispatchGames/statu ... 0864118786


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:36 am 



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Well from no on, 4 more months of delay and silence.
I am still wondering why they have not gone out of business yet or even being sued by customers.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 am 


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Pretty shit update to be honest.

I work in games, I've shipped games including one that just got pressed and went to retail last month so I know exactly what's involved in almost every aspect of a release. To wait months for an update on Radirgy and get nothing but "Now Making" is absolutely pathetic to me. Now making what? The localisation? The retail packaging? The pressing? WTF does "Now Making" mean?


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WTF does "Now Making" mean?

Excuses. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
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BulletMagnet wrote:
DoomsDave wrote:
WTF does "Now Making" mean?

Excuses. :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:37 pm 


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M.Knight wrote:
No, there is lots of slowdown compared to the other versions. Don't bother with it. The last stages are played at like half the intended speed.
I've heard from players that there were also issues with image quality and score saving, but not having a PS2 myself I haven't double-checked that.

The Owakari mode exclusive to the PS2 version has higher difficulty with faster bullets, but since the game slows down a lot, it kinda makes them move at a normal speed instead. Kinda like Karous BoR lol.
Not worth the hassle of playing this version of the game.



That is interesting to read - I have the GC version of this and was thinking of getting the PS2 version - primarily because my JP GC doesn't have RGB SCART and playing it with a composite signal has put me off.

I could play it using my Freeloader on my PAL GC or Wii of course but I was tempted to get the PS2 version as my JP slim is rigged up to a rotated CRT with RGB SCART. I have since sourced an LCD panel with a din style s-video port I can use with my JP GC and it looks an awful lot better but I was still tempted to get the PS2 version.

I think you have saved me money and disappointment. Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:28 pm 


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You're welcome!
You can check a run from DamDam here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbOC9fcoec ) for example to see how bad the slowdown gets. She didn't reach stage 5 but it should still give you a good idea.

One note about the GC version : It's one of those few JP games that won't save properly through Freeloader if the console isn't a JP one. (IIRC the other ones are Namco Bandai games : Mr Driller Drill Land, Donkey Konga games, and some Naruto games)

If your Wii is non-JP, can run homebrew and you want to play the game on it, I suggest using Nintendont and virtual memory cards, it should bypass this issue entirely. Besides, Nintendont also allows you to play with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro for GC games to avoid getting stuck with the horrendous GC controller D-pad. Of course, if you already have a compatible stick or any other input device that works and you're happy with, feel free to stick to it.

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WTF does "Now Making" mean?

Excuses. :lol:

Hahahahahahahaha :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:29 pm 


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M.Knight wrote:
You can check a run from DamDam here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCbOC9fcoec ) for example to see how bad the slowdown gets. She didn't reach stage 5 but it should still give you a good idea.


It's like playing with permanent kakusei mode engaged. Also, stage 2 had some really awful tearing going on at the beginning of the level.. it was on par with the PS2 port of Triggerheart during the stage 3 boss battle.
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M.Knight wrote:

One note about the GC version : It's one of those few JP games that won't save properly through Freeloader if the console isn't a JP one. (IIRC the other ones are Namco Bandai games : Mr Driller Drill Land, Donkey Konga games, and some Naruto games)



Thanks. I have a JP Gamecube - bought specifically because of Mr Driller Drill Land!! :)

I have an adaptor that lets me use my PS1/2 stick with my GC. It will also let me use my Wii classic controllers and the Tatsunoko v Capcom stick - I have Radirgy , Super Star Soldier and Castle Shikigami 2 for my JP GC and that pad just isn't good for shooters.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:47 am 


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Aw, man, and I was about to shell out the money to pre-order Swag, but decided to hold back. A day later, I read all the news about the delay. So glad I didn`t throw my money (just yet).
Shame the game hasn`t been released physically in Japan.


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