Sylverias wrote:I keep reading this "it's a niche title" argument and that baffles me. I know it was an Atlus game, but did people forget the lesson that Catherine taught us already?
I'm going a little off topic here, but wasn't Catherine... you know, advertised out the ass? I don't remember it on TV because why bother WATCHING TV, but it was a major story in most magazines I saw and places like Destructoid posted frequent news stories about it, plus I'm pretty sure it got great scores all around.
Hell, there has to be SOME reason my brother, who doesn't really like Japanese games anymore, picked it up for $50.
I know I'm quite late getting back to this, but that was my point. If you make a good game and get the name out there, even just through the internet where advertising is cheap and word of mouth can go for miles, people will buy it. Outside of a couple of internet articles months ago that basically said "NISA is publishing it in the US." I've heard nothing about this game.
As far as the major crux of this thread, despite the love that Corpse Party is getting, I still can't bring myself to support digital only releases, especially when the game did indeed get a UMD release in other markets. If it were some indie game, that's another story, but it isn't.
Like I said before, this game is no more obscure than stuff like Neptunia or, as more related comparisons, Z.H.P. If, and this is a big if, there's some sort of collectors edition that has a box I can put on my shelf, even if the game is download only, my opinion may be swayed, but we'll cross that road when we come to it.