Today Level 5 held its annual “Level 5 Vision” conference, traditionally home to new announcements and new games, but if you’re a hardcore JRPG fan, you may want to sit down point a fan at your face before you get a conniption.
Dark Chronicle 2.. :(
Yeah, don't we all wish... We can very well mourn the death of Level 5 as a relevant JRPG developer.
I wouldn't be so harsh. Ni No Kuni is still one of the best JRPGs this gen, but I admit I don't like how they're favoring mobile gaming or other lame franchises. I use to like Layton games, but now I'm really tired seing a game every year. Enough !
@ShugaCane: I perfectly agree that Ni No Kuni is one of the best JRPGs this gen, the problem is that there's nothing like it in sight. Ni No Kuni was released years ago.
You're right ! I would love to see another DQ VIII or Rogue Galaxy, quality-wise. Those games were dope.
Unfortunately being one of the best jrpgs in this generation means very little. This decline is depressing. Maybe square will go bankrupt again and have a new ip be their final hope and it will actually turn out to be amazing. Then the cycle will repeat. Or maybe the warriors of light closed the loop once and for all. I apologize for the obscure and corny reference.
@abriel are you serious? Ni no kuni was released earlier this year! How is that years ago. Level 5 is doing fine imo and to try and down play them by saying on the best jrps by them was released years ago, when it was only early 2013 is absurd.
2010 on DS in Japan, 2011 on PS3 in Japan
Rogue Galaxy please
I really hope that Wonder Flick isn't that game they teased for Ps4 back in April. Ni no Kuni is so good! If they give the port as much production value that they gave to porting Ni no Kuni DS to Ps3 I'll be happy again but idk.... Guess there's always Project Phoenix lol
I want a Dark Cloud 3 soooo bad. I wish Sony would at least give me an hd bundle of the first 2... something. Ni No Kuni was fantastic, but Dark Cloud is unlike anything made. Even Rogue Galaxy, while great was just like a Dark Cloud tease.
It's a shame that this leaning towards mobile and free to play is happening within bigger developers in the industry. Am still kind of hoping when Shahid Kamal FINALLY announces this so called huge RPG that will have us playing for hours that it's by Level 5. I don't even feel we can really trust Squeenix any more, though FF XV does look like they may finally get some of their magic back, even if it's not a traditional RPG.
Wonder Flick on Xbox One really? I guess since its only a minor title and not a full AAA game like Ni No Kuni I guess they are porting it to an MS console. Surprised either way. But don't think this means Ni No Kuni will come to 360..
were is wkc 3
can we have dark cloud 3 please. I was wishing for dark cloud along side with kingdom hearts 3. one wish down one to go.
People give Square-Enix a lot of flak, but it's pretty obvious that Level-5 are going just as mad about the mobile gaming thing. Not to mention all their rpgs are pretty similar. I mean they have different paint jobs but they're pretty similar. Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy, Dragon Quest VIII, Ni No Kuni. They're not wildly different games. I'm not saying they're bad at all, but what I am saying is that it's just a wee bit hypocritical to criticise SE so harshly when Level-5 aren't so great themselves at times. At the very least SE's games take more risks and are more unique. Still, whatever, they're both good devs as far as I'm concerned.
Yes, this is an industry-wide problem.
wonderflick looks interesting, the other games looks a little boring.
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