vampko wrote:I'm pretty sure their profit margin won't see a huge difference. These games pretty much thrive on word of mouth. Basically, us, the NISA fans, will play the game and be all astounded by it. Then, we tell other people how fun it is, and show them it. The rest is all up to the person.
I only got into NISA because my cousin was hyping me up about Disgaea, and let me know who the developers were : NIS. Because of this, I never recognized Atlus as the reason for Disgaea being so amazing. And the first time a blip about a NIS America popped up, I was all over their games. Though, my cousin kind of didn't remain a fan past Disgaea HoD.
So, slap on that M rating if that's what's needed to keep this game from having anything cut. They still have Rorona, which can easily pull a T, and keep everything. Not sure how totori would fare in that respect though...
Interesting. I was brought into NISA because I thought Mana Khemia was a pretty neat game. Purchased and played through everything I could get my hands on at that point.
I also used to be a store manager at Gamestop. This doesn't give me any special powers, only insight into the purchasing practices of teenagers and parents.
Parents generally pay attention to what their kids are playing, despite common held belief. A T rating WILL GENERATE SALES because of that, as well as assure that some sales will happen at all. It's as simple as that. Not letting the potential be there is indeed a limiting factor, and saying otherwise really doesn't make it so.
An M rating will bar people from being able to enjoy the game, based on those simple and previously well documented ideas.
Altering textures in a game usually doesn't detract from the overall experience of it as well. Especially for the instances of which we are referring to. Which include for the most part:
3) Battle Gameplay
If a deciding factor for anyone reading this is whether or not being able to see a little bit of bare skin is going to decide if this game is a purchase. Then your being a tad bit unreasonable, and obviously playing the wrong game.
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I would also argue that there is little chance this sort of game will even receive an M rating unless of overt sexual or extremely violent material.
From what I have heard and seen thus far, there is little to fear from either of those schools of thought it would seem.
Final Fantasy X-2. Yuna Transformation
Sailor Moon The GameTransformation Sequences
Both were able to keep things tasteful enough while keeping the creators original intention of the art to be shown, with little to no alterations made. With the only one glaring problem story-wise in Sailor Moon being that the depiction of Sailors Uranus and Neptune as cousins rather than lovers.
Both titles were brought over with a T rating.
However, I do agree that I wish for very few changes to be made. It's just that I also want this company to be around, so I can receive such games in the future as well.
If that means slight modifications that really aren't all that important, than so be it.