androvsky wrote:The OP isn't the first person to post in NISA's forums wanting to fund a jrpg. Does that not speak to the frustration of the current fans? The tragic thing is that state of jrpgs isn't as dire as it seems if one is willing to play handheld games. Has the OP played Radiant Historia? Dragon Quest IX? Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky? Nostalgia? And this is ignoring the Wii games Nintendo funded but hasn't localized, like Xenoblade and Last Story, both of which are reportedly quite excellent. It seems the frustration is mainly coming from fans who, after over a decade of a constant flood of good-to-excellent jrpgs on Sony home consoles, are flummoxed by the sudden famine. Can't say I blame them, as I was in the same boat. "Oh, I'll get a PS3 near launch so I can keep playing PS2 jrpgs until the PS3 jrpg flood starts." Oops. Good thing I found other genres I like.
I think that western fans of jprgs would be best served by either wholesale porting PSP games to the PS3 complete with trophies (PS2 HD collection style, or even for PSN release), or at least having publishers and fans petition Sony to allow the PSP emulator to work on the PS3.
Maybe it could be done, but it'd have to be an experienced team that knows how to limit their own scope (the greatest challenge, perhaps), who could hit the ground running. What happens if they get to the end of the budget, but the game's not quite finished? Like there's still interface issues, or the combat is buggy? Maybe the artwork isn't finished for several of the areas? I understand the temptation, but I think crowd-sourcing an rpg is a bad idea.
On a side note, wow SpaceDrake... I'm going to assume you hadn't had your morning coffee yet (or stayed up too late, depending on your timezone). :p
Bleh. The Last Story and Xenoblade were nothing compared to Qoga. And I get my PS3 JRPG fix just fine. Portables don't do it for me. Me thinks some people hold too tightly on nostalgia and aren't ready to embrace the future. Of course Magus will probably give some kind of V/N response, but I can say without a doubt that I won't get this good gameplay in a V/N. You don't see as detailed of world roaming. That's because, in a V/N, it's the story or the romances that are most important. The gameplay's just an added bonus.
I really am lost as to what problems people are having.
*equips anti-fire ring*