kalkano (User)

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"Hating SEGA, and SquareEnix for killing my two favorite franchises(Shining Force, and Final Fantasy)"

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"The bottom line is FF got so enormously popular based on the turn-based system. It didn't start going downhill and losing fans until they went real-time. So that should speak for itself."

Exactly. No one seems to realize that it's a whole other market that's into these games. You're not going to pull in the CoD crowd...You're just going to drive away the only people that actually care about your games, and you'll be left with nothing...Lik... #10.1
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"Which is more important? Growing a new fanbase or keeping the original?"

I'm in the original fanbase group, and I think the answer to this is "both". BUT, it seems like SquareEnix has been focusing too heavily on the new fanbase.

Really, what they should be doing is letting their games speak for themselves. They should be getting the younger gamers into modernized versions of the same kinds of games that us older gamers got into. I... #7.1.1
1d 2h ago by kalkano | View comment
No, they aren't. 13 sold on brand name. Then, the brand name was tarnished, and 13-2 sold about 5 million less copies. Then, the brand name was tarnished more, and 13-3 sold about 2 million less copies than 13-2.

Yeah, yeah, not as many people buy sequels, "blah blah blah". There's no denying that each game in the 13 series damaged the brand, which reduced sales of future games. #6.1.2
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"there are plenty of games that keep the old school FF battle style alive."

Really...? Games that aren't shovelware...? #1.4.1
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"By the time we got our first, Japan was on their fourth. Which, weirdly enough was our Final Fantasy I."

Wha...? Japan's Final Fantasy 1 was our Final Fantasy 1. #12
1d 16h ago by kalkano | View comment
I see no sign of positive change. In fact, I still see signs of it getting worse. Still expecting a crash... #5
1d 17h ago by kalkano | View comment
"Megaton" has been used so often and without restraint that the word no longer has any meaning. #26
1d 17h ago by kalkano | View comment
Terribly wrong. The decline of the Japanese industry is hurting the industry (as a whole) a ton. It's the main reason I hate modern gaming, and it would give a huge boost if they could get back to normal. #1.4.1
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
^ The west also needs some good JRPGs. #1.1.3
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Why is this question being asked? We all know it's lack of Japanese games. Coincidentally, it's the same reason I haven't bought one. #12
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
2...? You do realize that Fire Emblem: Awakening was Fire Emblem 11, right? #4.1
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
Translation: "Making games is expensive. We're going to put less in future games, so we spend less money." #13
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Developers will always say that, no matter what, because that attitude increases sales. #22.1.1
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It's not too late. I'm playing the first one now. #22.2
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
I feel exactly the same as the author. #4
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
"We want to focus on creating games for Japanese players. After all, if we create fun games for Japanese players, players abroad will start to take interest. We'll handle worldwide matters after sorting things out at home."

I LOVE that this attitude finally seems to be catching on in Japan. I just hope it's more than talk, and we start to see results soon. #5
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
They fell behind in terms of gameplay a LONG time ago. Not because the western games have great gameplay, but because the japanese games are trying to EMULATE the western games, instead of being themselves. #3.1.4
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
Elder Scrolls games are extremely versatile. You can play them so many different ways. I did a playthrough of Skyrim literally doing nothing but hunting, gathering, and selling (basically living as a hunter).

The Witcher (while great) is very static. There's really only one way to play. That doesn't mean it has no replay value. It does. It just isn't the same as an Elder Scrolls game. #3.1.1
2d ago by kalkano | View comment
In my mind, it's pretty simple.

1) The last 10 years have seen JRPGs look (graphically) more like shovelware.

2) JRPGs have, illogically, been trying to emulate WRPGs, removing the reason we loved them in the first place.

3) JRPGs, lately, have almost exclusively used an anime-ish artstyle, which turns some people off.

There are many other reasons, but those are the big ones. #1 is a huge circle of misconception.... #1
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Drivel. It's just as good as it was the day it was released. The game hasn't changed. #5
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