Triverse writes, "trategy role playing games (RPG) have always been on the back burner for both developers and publishers in the console market. While the reasons for this are unclear, it is clear that gamers that don’t speak/read Japanese fluently have missed out on a lot of good strategy RPG’s over the years. Titles like Shining Force III Scenario II and III, Sweet Home and many others over the years will never be officially released in North America. That is a shame. For instance the title of our history article today is the first in its long lineage to make it to our shores, a series that actually started way back in 1997, in Japan that is."