Following the two years of producing Dragon Quest IX, Ryutaro Ichimura said he has "graduated" from the Dragon Quest team and is now working on a number of titles. This new Unreal Engine project is one of them.
Wait he considers it a graduation when going from making one of the most creative jrpgs to what will most likely turn into a generic medieval setting? I really hope this game falls flat on it's head and fails hard. Japanese developers have a creative way with games that simply put, western developers just don't get.. they create some of the most stunningly imaginative worlds which are a joy to play through. If you take away that creative imagination from them in favor of trying to appeal to western audiences, simply put, it'll be a HUGE blow for gaming.
"If you take away that creative imagination from them in favor of trying to appeal to western audiences, simply put, it'll be a HUGE blow for gaming." It's funny because that's been their policy for years now. On topic tho licensing the UE3 engine doesn't leave me with high hopes considering the other UE3 games they've produced, just seems they don't know how to use it with textures popping in and such.
All UE3 games have texture pop in. That's one of the... Features
"Despite the game appearing to have a "Westernish" look, it isn't necessarily targeted towards Western gamers. The Japanese developers instead see it as a challenge to create an interesting game to appeal to gamers worldwide" Sounds good to me. FF games didn't jut appeal to Japanese gamers either. It's fanbase is worldwide. I'm glad we are getting more console RPG's from square because they have been lacking in that department compared to the ps1/ps2 days.
Let's see some footage & pictures soon square enix! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
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