Isaiah Taylor of The Brog believes we've endured the plethora of Sonic titles. Sega fans have put in their time. Why are the mid-to-higher budget titles getting the shaft at Sega?
Yet put the sole blame of their and the Dreamcast's fall on Sony and the PS2?
I agree with the article, sega really need to step up.
its really about sega of america.the japanese company are releasing interesting games and in japan they sell well.the american branch is kinda weird,especially with their marketing and releases dates.that's what the problem is all about ;)
sega wasn't like this before they dropped the dreamcast .. they tried many things and were huge in arcade game and their support on consoles . Now sega of america is gone. all we have now is a twisted version that nobody know where it's headed .. Nothing but weird or bad decisions lately ...
the exclusion of the bunch of minigames from yakuza 3 was a bummer (I almost didn't buy it because of that) but Im playing it right now, and I can only say it is pure fun it is totally worth playing.
I'll never forget receiving the genesis on x-mas day......where's the magic?????
The biggest 2 crimes they committed this generation are not getting more behind Resonance of Fate and Valkyria Chronicles. These games scream quality and polish that the JRPG genre has been in desperate need of ever since the PS2 era ended. If one more JRPG comes out from SEGA that looks as good as those two titles did and they aren't pushing it hard, then I will get in touch with the developer myself and lay it down for them to jump ship. xD
WTF is wrong with that crotch shot? A: Nothing.
Sega are a joke. How many Sonic spin offs do you need?
No more than Mario spin offs.
all rpg fans know of Renosance of Fate. the demo on JP Store rocks. It plays better then WKC,SO and FFXIII
This is more about for every good or great game Sega makes or produces, there are 4-5 if not more utter "WTF" piece of crap.
problem is release date
In Sega's defense, this year, there do not seem to be too many optimum spots to release games.
No offense to anyones taste, but Resonance of Fate is a complete ball of Boo Boo. Are we really that starved this Gen, I play that trash and can't believe my eyes. I had this game at the edge of my radar, forgetting about it till it came out. Tri Cresendo does a better job than Tri-Ace and they used to be the same entity. That game is a no go.
of course you mean offense . If you didnt you'd come up with something better than "it sucks" and "i cant believe anyone is enjoying this" .
@gamingsucksnow Looks like Resonance of Fate is a little too hard for you, and you can't take it... Maybe you should stick with FF13
Thank you kancerkid, I was about to say the same thing. It's frustrating that Resonance of Fate is being trashed because it's "too hard." It's complex, yes, but not unapproachably difficult. Once you get the hang of it, battles become supremely satisfying. More so than most video games, if you ask me. -Arvis
Just bad release dates.
Offtopic whats with that pic for the story?
its from yakuza 3 i think which is from sega haha
Yakuza 3 but it's part of the content that disapeared in the us/eu version
They released Yakuza 3 in the US at the same time Final Fantasy XIII and right before God of War III was released. It's a year late getting here, it had several things cut, and it's being released after Yakuza 4 has already been announced. I've played the Yakuza 4 demo. The bizarre thing is that Yakuza 3 is actually a great game. If SEGA just doesn't give a f*** about a Western release, why don't they just include an option of English subtitles in the Eastern version? I'll gladly import it if it has English subtitles, especially a complete version. I'd buy Yakuza 4 right now if that was the case.
wtf does that picture has to do with sega? desperate enough to get clicks are we? SURE, it's from a sega's game, but the article is not about that game ...
thats from the uncut version of Yakuza 3, which the article is mainly about. And the pic is used in the article
Sega is doing fine from where I'm standing. With great games being released like Valkaria, Bayonetta, and the upcoming Sonic 4, I'm quite pleased. Who cares if a good game gets released on the same day as Final Fantasy XIII. Not everyone is a Final Fantasy fan, you know.
you see THAT is the problem Yakuza 3 and resonance of fate are very good titles Nobody is questionning that it's about common sense ... let's take an exemple ... dante inferno was released BEfore god of war 3 .it would be foolish to try to go against this blockbuster. Same thing on other consoles you don't release bayonetta ( a new IP ) the SAME day one of the most anticipated game of 2010 is out .. it's simply stupid .. i'm not complaining about sega games ( because they showed they still have some talented people ) but the timing their releases HAVE . Is it really hard to NOT release a new game THE SAME DAY the big franchise ( FF13 ) is finally out ? You think anyone is stupid enough to launch a NEW fps THE SAME DAY halo reach will be out ? of course not nobody is stupid enough. Think anyone will launch a racing game THE SAME DAY GT5 will be out ?? It won't happen because in most cases , you need to have some common sense .. and many decisions made by sega as of late are lacking THAT
In addition to the obvious issue of being situated near blockbusters like FF XIII and God of War III, which generally leads to people choosing between games due to financial reasons, Yakuza 3 also just happens to have lots of RPG elements. It's a "brawler/ RPG" just as Borderlands is a "role-playing shooter." I wouldn't release such a game anywhere near the biggest JRPG franchise in the business. BTW, I've loved Yakuza 3 so far. It looks a bit dated technically because it's old, but the game itself is superb. The story has been very moving. It starts out slow, but don't let that deter you from trying it. Heavy Rain used a similar approach to help you become attached to the characters, which worked beautifully. I am very attached to Haruka and Kazuma Kiryu's orphans. Anyone who crosses me and my kids can expect a bit of the old ultraviolence, which may include getting tolchocked with a bicycle. ;)
That picture has given me a boner.
Sega does not know how to handle there products, simple as that. Sonic is nothing but turd compared to it's 16 bit days, the Yakuza series continue to lose interest over many thanks to there overwhelming gap on release dates. Besides anything Sonic, they don't market there IPs here in the US nor do they give newly original and awesome RPGs like VC a shot at success. Sega is just riding on Marios back hoping for someone to pay attention.
I read either in a magazine or on the forums that SEGA and Sony were in talks of having the Dreamcast library on PSN. Can anybody confirm this and possibly throw out a link? I'm curious as to whether or not this is true. Eternal Arcadia on PSN... That would ROCK! Edit: Nevermind, I found it. Check this out! http://games.ign.com/articl...
Nice headline pic showing a girl crouch. Resonance of fate is awesome one of my favorite rpg, its unique Sega America need too promote there games more better . Playb3yond
"WTF Is Wrong With Sega?" The answer one my colleagues in the industry often tells me is that Sega management is an old record player on an executive chair. Occasionally, the vibration from the music makes one of those plastic birds with a tophat bob forward and approve games. 'Hey, look, it's drinking the water! ---> Sonic and the Seven Gates!'
Sega should never have made a US & EU studio. New Sonics, Sega Rally and others where made mostly in the US or EU, that's probably why most Sega games suck
..americans gamers are mostly imateurs.
Chill with the sweeping generalizations and stereotypes. I'm American, and I've been a longtime fan of the Yakuza series. SEGA chose what to cut; I didn't have any say in the matter. I would have obviously preferred it to be 100% intact.
Dude, it's called porn, it's the backbone that the internet was built on. If you are that horny, I'm sure there's over a million websites out there you can tug your pecker to, you don't need some cheap low texture, fake poorly animated fully clothed Japanese chick thrusting her crotch at the camera in a video game. Stop admitting what a loser you are by masturbating to video games, it's not cool, it's beyond pathetic.
I have tonnes to play already so I think I'll wait a while atleast.
Yakuza 3 is an excellent game. I'd strongly recommend the game itself. It's a pretty massive game, too, even after cuts of certain side quests. It's SEGA's approach to releasing it that hasn't been so hot. They waited far too long before they released it in the West and picked an awful release date when they finally did bring it over.
I just want another skies of arcadia. I dont understand why they would bring Vyse to Valkyria Chronicles and not even think about making a sequel to what I consider one of the best rpg's of the century.
Sega please do Shenmue 3!
I'm just amazed there was actually a decent opinion article on N4G once. As far as the article's point. I agree. Sega need to get their stuff straight big time.
i thought everybody knew sega hates money. sega seems to rely on sonic to save them, look how many sonic collections games we have. however, sonic fans seem to hate the 3d sonic games, SA, SAB, SH ect..look at how much hype there is to sonic 4. i also see no adds what so ever either. also people said sega has been messing up the puyo puyo stuff as well, starting with fever, and turning satan into a dr. robotnik character. although i wish they would bring that over, puyo puyo for the win!
I used to be a fan of sega back in the day , got a sega genesis , saturn( think i was the only one who had a saturn and i bought street fighter the movie game with it ) , dreamcast .....Sonic is dead and every other game they put out look like last gen shlt ....except for valkyria chronicles I give them that . Where is fkn panzer dragoon ???????? SEGA........................ come on sega does what nintendont
Sega need to start marketing again, and actually release games with a smaller time scale and not release them amongst other titles. i.e. Yakuza 3 right in the middle of a big gaming period, with BFBC2, FFXIII, Heavy Rain and GOWIII etc.
I was looking up screenshots of cut content from Yakuza 3 and there it was. I haven't heard any complaints about the sexy japanese man at the header of the article, but hey I guess only the immature would dwell on the immature in the article. [If you notice in the article I actually joke that I could see why that part would be cut] I'm pretty grateful that there has been a reasonable discussion on this topic on my site and N4G. Thanks again and yes I'm still a huge Sega/Sammy fan.
Seriously, why aren't more people talking about a new Panzer game?
I keep asking myself the same question.
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