Gematsu: "Final Fantasy fans have their day. Dragon Quest fans have their day. Pokemon fans have their day. If there are fans of any series that don’t always have their day, it’s those of Namco Bandai’s Tales franchise. Western fans, that is."
Is it not because Namco kind of treats the franchise as a small deal in the West so people perceive it as such?
. It should have it's own game.
The article also forgot Tales of Symphonia (PS2 version) that also didn't see the light of day outside of Japan.
It's actually mentioned under Symphonian Success. There's a reason it couldn't be brought here.
Yeah I didn't scroll down enough to see the Symphonian Success part. I thought the grey line was a start of an ad... X_X;; Couldn't edit my post when I saw it. lol!
Bamco is being stupid by not releasing it on the west. If they are to base the failure of Tales bec of Vesperia on the 360 then they should learn from that mistake.
Whoa, I've only read the Symphonia Success port (atm), and this looks like a really well made article. It'll be a good read when I got time later. Thanks :)
Well to be honest, isn't the answer to this simple.. SPREAD THE WORD!! Get as many people to get Tales of Graces as possible. Tales of the Abyss also if you know enough people with a 3ds.. tales of the abyss was never released in the UK so I will probably pick up a 3ds come release to buy that game. At the end of the day the localization decision makers deal with finance numbers not petition numbers. I don't see how they can't want to localize more Tales games if Graces sells really well and it'll sell better than Vesperia anyway as it's on the platform which over the years has built up a phenomenal reputation for it's jrpgs.
This is a quality article! Nice job, Gematsu! I myself will make sure to do my part as a fan of Tales by picking up anything and everything that gets released in the west.
One thing that we Tales fans, and Namco alike don't really know for sure but need to know is, just how many expecting Tales gamers are there in the West? This is important in addition to the points of the article of continuing to create more fans, and educate some people that this is a series.
I bought vesperia for PS3 even If I don't understand japanese since there's a fan translation coming out. I modded my second PS3 for the whole purpose of playing that game in english. I sure hope NamcoBandai brings Xillia over here!
I feel slightly cheated that I don't get the extra content on PS3 because I'd buy a second copy of the game in a hearbeat, but even so, Vesperia was a great experience on the Xbox 360.
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