Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Review copy question

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  1. 1UP

    1UP Member

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    I am not really sure where this should be posted so I am hoping I was right in posting it here.
    I have a buddy (He has tried to register here but his account won't activate or whatever I am not sure) who was looking into buying (what I am assuming) is a review copy of Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne. The problem is (and I could be very wrong about this) is that the Disk ID is the same as the retail copy SLUS_209.11. Based on screenshots he has sent me. (The seller sent him some screenshots of the file list).

    The main reason this is of interest is because there is a folder with network plugins and from some research I did, there were early version of the game that had LAN play.

    I don't think this is a fake but it just seems weird to me that a review copy has the same ID but has different files than the retail version. Has anyone ran into this before?

    Retail file list
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    Potentially the review copy
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    Network IRX Files
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  2. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    IDs can be solidified months before the game comes out. I cant speak of whether or not this is real past that, but ID being the same isn't necessarily an indicator.
     
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  3. sp193

    sp193 Site Soldier

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    I think it is okay. My TOOL had a pre-release disc left inside, which had the same ID as the final game.

    But as usual, the discs for this console are hard to validate as being authentic or not.
     
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  4. Foas

    Foas Prototype Enthusiast

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    Looks like a review copy to me, The network irx's are probably just leftovers from earlier in development as I'm pretty sure Nocturne was already out in Japan at the time of this build, but who knows, pretty cool build though, if we're lucky it might even have some early localization stuff.
     
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  5. limbofunk

    limbofunk Active Member

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    Did your friend wind up purchasing this?
     

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