60°
Submitted by Lavalamp 735d ago | interview

Ragnarok Odyssey Director On How Hunting Games Can Be More Popular In The West

Siliconera: "When Capcom brought Monster Hunter to PSP they started an ad-hoc hunting game craze in Asia, but this phenomenon hasn’t caught on in the West. What would make hunting games, like Ragnarok Odyssey, more popular here? We asked the game’s director, Kazuhiro Irie." (PS Vita, Ragnarok Odyssey)

Myst  +   734d ago
Sometimes it's just the lack of companies bringing such games over. :/ For one thing ad-hoc didn't catch on to well (namely ad-hoc party) because you had to be connected to the router; though you could do the 360 wifi "trick" which also helped to but most didn't know that. So mainly the main thing was that ad-hoc party just wasn't beneficial for a lot of people.

Given the way the Vita is now I think both RO and MH would be far more successful mainly because people won't have to jump through hoops.
dc1  +   734d ago
Looking forward to this one. I will likely pick it up on the weekend its released.
Looking forward to the data when PSV games flow into the market place similarly how PSP games are introduced today.
DivineAssault  +   734d ago
i wish this would come out already in the US.. It was a launch title in japan so im sure its not perfect but i still think its fun.. How hard is it to release it here??? China got it with English
knifefight  +   734d ago
It wasn't a launch title in Japan. Vita came out in December in Japan, this game came out in February.

Xseed is a small company who probably isn't using the same translation that Hong Kong got. I could be wrong on that, but they usually do their own stuff. What's likely going on is the same thing that nailed Grand Knights History, some things with the online interface. Getting these games to work with servers in a different country isn't always as simple as it sounds. :)

Looking forward to the game.
DivineAssault  +   734d ago
Sorry.. Meant launch "window" title.. still, its taking a really long time to release & the newer games soon to follow will be in much btr condition due to more development time & comfort with mechanics.. I just dont want it to feel limited or dated after playing the other games coming out right before it.. Launch window titles should be localized within 3 months of release in my opinion
ronin4life  +   734d ago
capcom is doing all of these things with Monster Hunter tri Ultimate(at least they seem to be)

Can't wait...>.<;;;
tarbis  +   734d ago
Can't wait for next month. ^_^
Xof  +   734d ago
I can't speak for the entire western market, but for me, personally, I haven't really been able to enjoy any 'hunting' games mostly because of the controls and mechanics.

Most of the ones I've played--basically a handful of Monster Hunters and some MH-clones on PSP) have all suffered the same problem--floaty, delayed controls, really slow attack animations, no action-canceling... which are, to me, things that are the exact opposite of fun.

Make hunting games that play like Dark Souls. Then maybe they'll reach that broader market.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

NYVGCC: Battleborn Interview from Gearbox and 2K

5m ago - John Azzilonna: We had a great opportunity to meet up with some of the key talent behind Gearbox... | PC

Enjoy Almost Ten Minutes of Bayonetta Wii U Gameplay

5m ago - NWR:Bayonetta 2 is close to being fully released in Japan and we have here some gameplay for the... | Wii U
20°

New Destiny Events Announced - Queen's Wrath

5m ago - Bungie has announced several new match types and events to help fill the next few weeks with new... | Xbox 360
10°

Bedlam Updated with New Arcade Modes

7m ago - Hardcore Gamer: In Bedlam, players are treated to a trek through FPS history. | PC
Ad

Celebrate the new TV season with Filmwatch

Now - With the 2014-2015 TV season right around the corner, come join us on Filmwatch as we celebrate and give all you TV lovers something to enjoy! | Promoted post
10°

Amazing Thief Guide to Jumping and Falling with Style

7m ago - Tips from Gamergami to help you get farther and less stressed in the new app from Ketchapp! | iPhone
Related content from friends