Oh, are they? >_>
uh? The gameplay has absolutely nothing to do with Onimusha.
Didn't know there were only 40 million people in the world :D Still a long way to total domination :D
I know that predictions can be surpassed for the right price, but with their forecast they're giving information to investors telling them "this is what we think we'll sell."
That means that they don't think that they'll surpass that prediction, and that they most probably don't intend to drop the price.
I actually doubt it. reason for that is that they predict to sell only 800,000 units in the full fiscal year.
That's very low for a console receiving a price drop.
That's all right. Sanity is overrated nowadays :D
@monkeyDzoro: That might be how it sounds, but that's not really how it plays. It plays very similar to a souls game.
The way you fight, character stat progression, the way you pull enemies with stones, the way you loose currency when you die, you can recover it, but you loose it permanently if you die again before you don't, shrines that work basically like bonfires, hell, even the shortcut system is the same.
If this game had "from software...
It's basically Dark Souls in Japan. The similarities are really uncanny. It has a few interesting twists of its own tho.
For instance, the markers that in Dark Souls let you see the shadow of the enemy? Here you can actually fight them for loot.
Oh, don't worry, after 18 years working in this industry, I don't believe I have to envy anyone's "connections" (real or alleged, but the sole fact that you think that your "connections" are enviable is hilarious).
Things will change. They always change. They changed with film, they changed with rock. They changed with fashion. They changed with anime. They will change with games as well.
As for your usual false "every...
Sure mate. And Her Majesty the Queen of England told me her recipe for Porridge. It's yummy.
The fact that you justify nonsensical censorship says it all.
Luckily history teaches that the battles against censorship always end up being won, no matter how some defend this kind of disgraceful practice. It's just a matter of time.
Feel free to believe "your friends" the censors on who does the censorship. Lol.
The funny part, is that you accuse others of not being objective.
Because Nintendo says so? Nintendo also says that the changes are due to "requirements and regulations" in target countries, which is also objectively false.
You're trying way too hard.
This kind of decisions are normally taken on a publisher level, not on a developer level.
"Not Bravely Second"
Seriously? Are you for real? They went as far as censoring its *artbook,* Not just the game.
The truth is that Nintendo has been on a neutering crusade on a large majority of the JRPG (and other Japanese games developed by second and third parties) it publishes, with a lot of changes that are absolutely disproportionate to any rating board requirement, and have nothing to do with legislation.
Another part of that truth is that they blame "requirements and regulations" that simply don't exist, in order to put up a smoke screen, hoping that fans wouldn&...
The regional changes made to The Last of Us were made in response to actual legislation (and I mean legislation with legal repercussions, not even rating board regulations, that don't have legal value in most countries). Absolutely nothing of that applies here.
Do you have some other misplaced and disingenuous comparisons to make?
"You really do not know that. What if Atlus and Nintendo did not want this game to get an M for Mature? "
Keep up the excuses. You're pulling out extremely old games from a time in which changes were a lot more widespread than now.
Luckily those times are long gone, at least for most (excluding Nintendo).
And lol at "speaking with treehouse." Considering their influence on many of this kind of changes, there's zero surprise that they consider Nintendo's influence as minimal.
As for "deciding what content it is ok...
Keep up the improvised defense mate. I'm sure Nintendo is grateful. Lol.
And you mean localizing on Nintendo's platforms? lol. Because the games you mention (besides Dungeon Travelers, which has content that borders on the hentai, and is a completely different case, but the disingenuous comparison is notable) that's what they all have in common.
On the other hand, Atlus games don't get this kind of alterations on other platforms. Wonder w...
"More than 75% of JRPGs get some kind of change like this"
I wouldn't make up statistics if I were you, because this one is ludicrous.
"I am considered one of the formost experts on JRPGs"
I'm sure you consider yourself one of the (what?) experts on JRPGs.
As for others, just lol. Considering your obvious brand affiliation, you really need to expand your horizons a bit. There are a ton of a...
"All JRPGs get costume changes like this"
There is a TON of JRPGs out there that don't get this kind of changes. If you think all JRPGs (or even the majority) get costume changes for the west, then you simply don't play many JRPGs.
"some worse than others, but who are we to judge."
The paying costumers.
And comparing changing Hitler...
From what I saw so far, it looks really good. I really dig the art style. And it's platinum so...
Indeed. What I saw was really promising.