Rednal wrote:1) Last I checked, yeah, the petition reached somewhere around 1500 signatures. That might not be high enough to prompt NISA to change their minds. They can't do everything that everyone wants - if you want a company to make a change, you usually have to demonstrate massive support for it. As... passionate... as many anti-censorship people are, I'm not sure they've actually demonstrated that yet.
Actually these kind of niche games currently tend to sell between 10k and 20k in their opening week on Steam and then they go from there, using the 1500 people you can estimate that 1000-2000 will not buy the game, that's about 10% increased sales potential right there, again considering the time they have spent on The Firefly Diaries which sold about 5k (anywhere between 2k and 7k actually) I wonder what other incentive they need for this.
Mugen Souls and Mugen Souls Z should have proven something since they're comparable to neptunia games in price, target audience, interest, and frankly I can see them being less broken than the latest Neptunia titles on release, they should have had comparable sales.
I know, I know Mugen Souls/Z is not published by NISA there, but sales don't happen in a vacuum, and the potential for lost sales I suspect is greater than the "confirmed" 1500 people, also for all my ranting CG:IO could be successful, you never know.
Anyway this is damned if you do and damned if you don't situation:
- if the game is a success NISA won't revert the changes, because why should they if the game sold?
- if the game is a failure NISA will think there's no market /a small market for these games and won't revert the changes because, why should they invest resources into something that has no market?
- if the game is a succes they'll release CG2 in the same state and brush off criticism
- if the game is a failure CG2 might never come, let alone in a director's cut version, since again why put effort into something if the first didn't sell well?
Lastly at OP, hope for a fanmade patch otherwise I doubt NISA will use its resources to undo the changes.