Submitted by annexation 1864d ago | article

Impassioned Plea For Dark Cloud 3

We're emailing Level 5, begging for a proper sequel to Dark Cloud 2. Learn how you can help! (Culture, Dark Cloud 2, Dark Cloud 3, Industry)

HelghastKid  +   1865d ago
Level 5 isnt square, they arent going to ignore our plea for a sequel. WKC2 is the last game in the franchise and now they are working on ninokuni (PS3) maybe after that?
Tommykrem  +   1865d ago
Yeah, Square has always been good at listening to fans. How's that FFVII remake coming along? Nah, I'm just kidding, it's probably underway.
HelghastKid  +   1865d ago
LOL what im saying is Square isnt dependable for shit and Level 5 is. Reading is fundamental my friend.
-Alpha  +   1864d ago
Dark Cloud 2, along with San Andreas, and Shadow of the Colossus was my FAVORITE PS2 game.

I hated that they focused so much on WKC.

I've never experienced something in RPGs as great as I did in DC2. The music is surreal and emotionally stirring. The world is charming and endearing. It's one of those games that you hold dear to your heart and I've been waiting forever for a sequel.

People have asked Level 5 for DC3 for so long. The JRPG genre needs this game. The PS3 needs this game. This genre has been the most disappointing and I really do hope DC3 can help remind me of the PS2 days of RPGs.
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sunnygrg  +   1864d ago
I really do hope that Level-5 starts development on Dark Cloud 3. Its inevitable but the time of release is the only worry. Please bear in mind that Level-5 are currently working on at least 11 titles.

That being said, I cannot wait for the International release of WKC2.
SOAD  +   1864d ago
How many copies did Dark Cloud sell? Dark Cloud sold how many?

If these games only sold modestly, I think it's a little selfish of the fans to want Level 5 to make a third one because in this terrible economy studios are closing down right and left. If the IP isn't a moneymaker, why do gamers demand that the studios risk their livelihoods on the "impassioned" requests of a few fans?
Anorexorcist  +   1864d ago
Dark Cloud 1 obviously sold well enough to warrant a sequel.
Dark Cloud 2 got even more critical praise than the original and debuted at a time when Playstation 2 adoption rates and userbase were bigger than when Dark Cloud 1 launched (which was at launch of the PS2 console).

"If the IP isn't a moneymaker, why do gamers demand that the studios risk their livelihoods on the "impassioned" requests of a few fans?"

That is a logically-reasonable statement, but you must consider the what I like to call the "Family Guy Principle"; If initial interest or sales in a product are below-expectations, but post "impassioned" fan demand for a resurgence or continuation for the product is strong enough, companies will reevaluate their strategic plans and can find financially-plausible cause to resurrect a product. having said that, Dark Cloud has sold well enough in Japan alone, so that part of your comment is not a reasonable concern.

I truly believe it is not a matter of if, but when another Dark Cloud entry releases.
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BlackBusterCritic  +   1864d ago
Sales dont matter to many devs.
The Atelier series has 10 releases to date, and total sales havent even reached 1 million, yet they released a new Atelier game on PS3, and developing the sequel already. Same goes for the Disgaea series; 8 total games in its library, but just barely reaching 1 million sales total, but they're STILL developing a sequel. We dont know everything that happens at the developer, publisher, and investor segments of gaming, so trying to directly define what determines if a game gets a sequel is pretty much a waste of time for us gamers.
annexation  +   1864d ago
I believe Dark Cloud 2 sold in excess of 1 million.
Myze  +   1864d ago
The far more important thing is, if Sony is willing to fund the project, that is what matters. Obviously Level 5 would have to be on board, but if it's about success, DC3 is more of a safe bet than WKC ever was. The 2nd game sold fairly well for a non-FF or DQ RPG, and it sold enough to where a sequel should at least make a profit. Sony has proven that they are willing to back a project even if it seems like a "risk," if it's a project that will deliver a quality and unique experience (let's face it, good JRPGs are very unique this generation).

Anyway, apart from that, I very much hope they start work on DC3, as it is my top most wanted game at the moment (with a few others right there with it).
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1864d ago
If they do go bankrupt i have faith in Square or another major Japanese company to buy them out so they continue to make great games.
Cyrax_87  +   1864d ago
I've never played a Drak Cloud game..
But that Ninokuni game they're making is looking phenominal, I'd be more than happy to just play that until they release DC3.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1865d ago
Yo, forget this game. I think a petition to Sega for a Skies sequel is more important than this.
Sigh  +   1865d ago
I think Dark Cloud 3 is imminent. It's just Level-5 is still busy making other stuff.
-Judge_Fudge  +   1864d ago
dont care for this casue im too busy being delicious
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1864d ago

I love Dark Cloud!

I love WKC and Rogue Galaxy also, but I want DC3 more!
rambler  +   1864d ago
I probably would have, if the article wasn't a steaming pile of literary garbage. Good day.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1864d ago
Rogue Galaxy still kept the Dark Cloud 2 feeling and gameplay.

They should do a Dark Cloud1,2/Rogue Galaxy HD collection
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MetalFreakMike  +   1864d ago

There, I made a ass of myself but at least I tried lol. I would be great for one and two to come out as HD classics with trophies.
CombatEvolving  +   1864d ago
Bringing back memories, I'd love a third. I never got to beat #2 though. Sony needs to do HD remakes for the series.
despair  +   1864d ago
agreed HD Dark Cloud 1&2 and then part 3 released 6 months later would be great
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1864d ago
I watched my friends play a little of one but i never played which kind of sucked. But that made me get two and i loved it definitely in top 5 or 10 favorite games.

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