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It is the Japanese PC gaming time, Which game do you recommend me to play first?
joelrd 
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Posted 1/8/12 , edited 1/8/12
I really like to play Japanese Games but the problem is that I only own a gaming PC but thanks to Steam, Capcom, Square Enix and other Independe Studios. I bought a lot of Japanese Games. So I was thinking that it is time to sit and take my to time to play those great games. Also I would like to know your opinion about those games.

I forgot to add games urls:

Cave story+ http://store.steampowered.com/app/200900/
Last Remnant http://store.steampowered.com/app/23310/
Recettear: An Items Shop's Tale http://store.steampowered.com/app/70400
Chantelise: A Tale of Two Sisters http://store.steampowered.com/app/70420
Satazius http://store.steampowered.com/app/203990/
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Posted 1/8/12 , edited 1/8/12
Another company selling localized PC games is Rockin' Android. Some of their computer games are now available on Steam.

Cave Story started as a freeware, independent game. It takes thirty seconds to download it, and just a minute or two more to apply an English patch. You don't need to have Steam to use it. If you like Cave Story, then look into La-Mulana, which is also free on Windows.

Many of Falcom's action/RPG games have existed on Windows. The problem is that most of the English versions only exist on consoles... Still, if you search a bit, then you can find fan translation patches for games such as Ys Origin or Ys VI.

Also, there's this thing called Touhou Project. It's kind of a big deal these days. You can learn about Touhou games here: http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki

There's a lot of hidden gems in the doujin soft scene. If you look around a bit, you can find some amazing Japanese PC games created by small groups or individual people. These independent games can belong to any category, including shooting, fighting, and roleplaying. It might take some time and money to import legit copies, so make sure you're committed before you decide to buy an import doujin game.

There's occasionally an translated RPG on Windows, such as Farland Symphony. But it's easier to find a low-key online RPG.

The visual novel scene isn't for everyone -- if you're not interested in stories, it's not for you. Plus it takes some effort in order to find visual novels which have coherent English text, and something other than NSFW content. If you're interested, let me know what sort of fiction you like, and I can provide recommendations.
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Posted 1/10/12
@caddyalan, Thanks, Those games that I have in the list. I bought them on steam, but I would be great if you can recommend me titles

@jessica613 Thanks, I will take under consideration
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Posted 2/6/12 , edited 2/8/12
Another indie Japanese game was translated and recently released by carpe fulgur fortune summoners

http://store.steampowered.com/app/203510/

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-FSSES/fortune-summoners-secret-of-the-elemental-stone
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I've only played Last Remnant, and I was pretty satisfied with the game. It still has the nice turned based system for those who enjoyed the older games and the graphics are sweet. So really this is the only game I can recommend due to no other opinions on the others =P.
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I would say, The Last Remnant. It's the only game I've played or have even heard of from that list. I have it on my computer and still need to finish it.
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