Tri Ace director Takayuki Suguro has been showing off the team's new SEGA-published Japanese RPG, Resonance of Fate, a preview of which will be up shortly.
square-enix didnt wanted resonance of fate and many new original rpg titles am confirmed
is it really that shocking that a company as large as square is becoming set in there ways?
Square have really gone downhill. The best game theyve made this gen is The world ends with you, a DS game !! Everything else has been average IMO.
I'm actually not surprised Square Enix are set in their ways. They're the Japanese Activision, just shovel out 100 Final Fantasy titles a year and be done with it.
haha not quite as bad as activision. they don't release a FF every year do they? or Final Fantasy: elves edition or something stupid like that. lol
This is great news for me. Star Ocean: The Second Story back on PS1 was an AMAZING game by Tri-Ace and still my favorite game of all time. I was curious why SO3 and SO4 + Infinite Undiscovery were so terrible compared to what they accomplished with SO2. I hope that it was just who they were working with and so maybe Resonance will be a triumph back to Tri-Ace golden days. So far from the trailers and lil info about the game it looks well on its way to being the best JRPG so far since the PS2 era. It'll have to compete against a lot of games though next year in 2010 since it was pushed back. I hope for SEGA this isn't another Valkyria Chronicles release date where most people didn't get to enjoy it till months later at a lower price point. :( I hope Tokyo Game Show really shows a big rebirth for many RPGs at last this year.
Sigh, Square has lost its touch. If FF13 or FF13VS fails to impress, I'll be looking to other companies with a more open mind when it comes to accepting new and innovating RPGs.
Those are just TWO games and we dont even have rough idea when versus could come out, so for PS3 owners is just FF13. SE is too busy wasting money in garbage, they want to be more than a RPG developer/publisher, so its up to Atlus, Sega to bring some quality rpg to th masses. Anxiously waiting for Demons Souls. I'm very curious about RoF.
I'm not very surprised at all.
NamcoXbandai got Great Rpgs also
@Natsu True about Namco Bandai. I want to see more rpgs coming from Namco. Tales of Vesperia is already an old game even with all the new content in the PS3 version.
mippon ichi, banpresto, and sting are also great RPG makers. Most of the time Sting games have altus publish in the west, and nippon ichi is called NIS America over in the west. There are still tons of great RPGs, just so sad:( that there really only has been valkirya chronicles on the next gen consoles. I'm hoping demon souls and white knight can change that trend!
ooh yeh this one is definately on my radar it looks so fresh, i think they choose well going with SEGA, this will give them more creative freedom, way to go.
Dam, Square Enix is lacking in the console department. At least there's other Publishers willing to produce JRPGS. Hopefully other publishers go back to producing JRPGS such as Capcom ( Breath of Fire) Sega (I would Really like to see a new or remake of Skies of Arcadia), Konami (Suikoden) and of course Sony! (Wild Arms, Legend of Dragoon, Legaia and Dark Cloud!) Its really the only genre thats been lacking this current gen.
too bad capcom said that breath of fire didn't interest them for now ..
SE please kick Wada out befor it's too late.
He already ruined Square by even pledging any support for the 360. They haven't even profited from ANY of the games on the 360. Is Wada trying to be take the troll crown from Sega?
The first pre-requisite of having Square-Enix publish your game is for the title to start with Final Fantasy, Resonance of Fate......umm nope doesn't start with Final Fantasy that's why SEGA has it. SEGA is definately the easiest to deal with but can't really beat the quality of 70% of SE's titles.
Let's not shout victory too soon with Sega , however . While they currently rocks with new IP , let's not forget how sega butcher it's old IPs , especially rpgs . Look at shining force's state : half dead most of the time , and when it pop ups it's in crappy games . People should lay off SE for bit , i've yet to see a single one of their rpg sequel turning into a stinker . There are at least 1-2 of them i can't stand (FFX-2 , Front mission 4 ....) but i definitely can't claims they were badly done . Finally , what' the point of sega being more open , if they are even as bad than Namco at porting their games ? And by that i mean their constant fear of US port of some games (like yakuza for sega , and some tales of for namco) .
but I've yet to play a SE produced or published game this generation that even comes close to the quality that was Valkyria Chronicles! Last decent game I've played from SE is Crisis Core. The last decent game I've played from SE on a console was FF12 and though I liked the battle system, I found the story incredibly boring The good ole days of Square that gave us Chrono Trigger/Cross, Parasite Eve and Xenogears are definitely gone.... As for Sega not porting games like Yakuza 3, it's to do with sales. What's the point of going through the trouble of localising that game when I heard that Yakuza 2 only sold 40,000?! Don't get me wrong, I'm pissed as I love the series, especially when they got rid of the English voice acting in 2 and stuck to subtitles making it more authentic, but I understand why it may never see the light of day outside Japan. Look at Valkyria Chronicles. Amazing game, but it's sales wasn't that great which is probably the reason the sequel is on the PSP. I didn't get into gaming just for bloody shooters, so yeah it annoys me when I miss out on these gems.
Yakuza 2 was released in japan in 2006 ... in US and EU ? fall 2008 ... Precisely at a time where only the big usual sports or action franchises (fifa , pes , gta) kept selling big on ps2 , or a few last jrpg gems kept selling . Not to mention the rise of wii/ps3/360 . And the whole time without any kind of marketing plan , despite the initial idea that YA2 was release to prepare the way of YA3 . Despite what sega seems to imply , its failure is entirely their fault . There were various marketing solutions and other kind as well . Hell they could even have released it as a ps3 game (and included yakuza 1 ) , with upscale , on disc or psn . Games like genji 2 were basically "hd ps2" level and sold better than yakuza 2 . Finally , cost of localisation , what kind of excuse is that anyway ? Way smaller companies makes a living of porting jrpg with 3 times more text to translate , for titles that most of the time do at most those 40k sales figures , and they still get benefits from it . So how the hell do Sega manage to lose that much money over japanese best selling title , without the hassle of voices this time around ?
o man don't remind me how SEGA butchered the shinning force series. :(
What does it say about Japan when they keep BUYING these horrible Shining Force games though? Shining Wind did so well that it got its own anime series and became a part of Playstation THE BEST plus got tons of figurines and so forth.
square is also on a path to take their exisiting rpgs and turn them into action adventure and First Person Shooter games... cause.. you know, that's what america wants.. i mean how do you turn Final Front Mission into an FPS? that is one gme i will not be looking for.
Yeah, when I found that out I was pissed! Thanks SE for F'n up a brilliant franchise for the 'West' .....which in some peoples eyes just means North America!
that and them not localizing the last one (wich i massively encourage to download with a translation patch) was indeed a blow . I'm not even giving that new Front mission a chance . Why should i ? If it's good (wich it wont be ) it will be stuck in the path forever ..
SE is relying too much on FF and DQ without looking to the future. What, are they planning on releasing and FF XX and a DQ XIX? People will get tired of it eventually not to mention the hundreds of spin-off games. They should try something new. Then again all their new IPs have failed; however here's an idea: Put something on the PS3 or Wii instead of 360 exclusive.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Parasite Eve 3rd birthday Final Fantasy XIII, XIV vsXIII Dragon Quest IX and X How many games and franchises do you expect from one company? They could just be activision and release a Call of duty game each year or 5 Guitar fail games...
don't forget final fantasy gaiden. Thats looks like the best IMO.
ITs just their game plan of late. They are making mostly games only on the 360, so when they make them they try to "appeal" to the west therefore kinda of diminish the quality a little bit and making it loose what made it be special in the first place. They need to just think about Japan really, then just bring it over to the west. They did it in the past and they sold millions, so why stop now? Most likely SE best game this year is Dragonquest 9 and thats really Level 5 not SE.
Why would Square wanna stick with tri-ace when they developed two of the worst RPG's this gen. Star Ocean 4 and Infinite undiscovery. Renosance of Fate has more chance of being huge fail then success...... Hope it turns out good tho.
most people gave bad scores to SO4 because of the English VO. the japanese version is better from what I've seen over the net
SE is stupid how the hell do they come to "let's release on 360 instead of PS3 or Wii?" A Japanese game will sell on a Japanese console it's common sense. I agree they have every right to make their games multiplat and that's alright; however why the hell make a 360 exclusive in a region where they just don't want the 360. In fact eh only place the 360 sells is here in the US. It's sold 18 million in the US alone that shows it's an American console. No U.S.= No 360.
The dominant market for video games is America = the most money. The X360 is doing better on America than the PS3 and Square wants a piece of the pie so they release these exclusives trying to penetrate this market because they want lots of money. They don't care about Japan because they know that even if the X360 is almost a failure there, if they keep releasing exclusive games the install base will grow and then they will penetrate 2 markets at the same time while evading the additional cost for developing for two consoles. [look for the sales number of Star Ocean IV and Tales of Veperia in Japan for the X360, they are good... Outside of Japan? They are flops] But it appears that things aren't going according to plan so now they bought Eidos hoping for a new IP that will give them lots of western money. Of all the companies Square would have benefit the most if they supported the PS3 since the beginning because of the bigger install base in Japan and and Jrpg followers in general.