And yes, I'll concede that it'd be thematically appropriate. Its kind of like putting lemon zest in creme friache. I certainly don't dislike it, and it still goes wonderfully with beluga caviar and blinis, but I prefer not having the ever so slight bitterness with citrus undertone. I tend to seek a more "pure" taste of the sour to compliment the salty beluga.
That's so full of references I don't get or have any experience with, it might as well have been written in another language.
I think it needs to be localized.
Redneckpride4ever's post or DQVII?
The food example didn't work, so I'll try a beer example:
Bud Light lime is a thematically appropriate drink that I enjoy drinking on a hot summer day, but I still prefer my PBR. I have to be in a very specific mood to want a citrus flavored beer. I don't dislike citrus flavored beer, and I understand its popularity. I just prefer it less adulterated.
Of course, when it comes to PBR, my attitude is this:
Reviews have no bearing on if I purchase a game. I do miss rental shops- as a kid I could rent a game and decide if I liked it or not. Sometimes a maligned game could be one I liked. Let me give you an example.
I first rented WWF Wrestlemania as a kid. Even then I knew it wasn't a wrestling simulator of any quality. I still ask for it at Christmas. Why? Even today, I acknowledge that its a decent 8-bit one-on-one fighter with cool characters, as far as NES goes. The characters had distinct strengths and weaknesses, and they were well drawn. This game is what lead me to my Mortal Kombat phase years later.
Another example is FLying Dragon Secret Scroll. I got it as a birthday gift. Its quirky fighting style is often maligned, but I actually found it to be an interactive style. You need brain power and strategy to reveal the Tusk soldiers' true identities.
When I played the original Zelda as a kid, I indeed enjoyed it, but even at 9-10 years old had mixed feelings about the play mechanics of the overhead view. The world was also desolate.. I much preferred the side view of the black sheep Zelda 2. And the towns were in fact my favorite element of the game.
I beat the ever bashed Final Fantasy 2 when I was 24. Though I agree the combat system is.... wonky, I love the way the story unfolds. My hometown was invaded and I had to start an insurgency. The story wasn't up to modern standards (even in 2003), but the pacing of it was fluid. I actually felt like I was going to free my kingdom. Right at the start when I had to bring the ring from Scott to Hilda, I felt like I was actually working on a mission to accomplish something. It remains my favorite FF,
I know you're still purchasing it, but I'd ignore the reviews. Who knows, maybe eals's description is a positive for you. Mastering every skill and trade may be exactly what some players want. I mean there's people who revocated all 10 times or whatever for every class in DQ9.
I loved the whole customizable system of DQ9, I played through the post game story line, but I sure as hell wasn't about to level Legacy bosses to 99 and all that stuff. But that's me: for you it may be a positive.
I'm probably sure that's why they have a lot of different DQ styles for different preference of the players. I would imagine you would like the DQ Monster series as well.
Ye, I might try someday. I never played any DQ Monsters series.
But for example about Customizable or not.
FF3 on DS was a game I loved and think it is much better than FF 4 in almost every single way.
I prefer a story like FF3 than FF4, it was a little too much linear, but pretty epic, in FF4 you go from one place to another lose characters in your party all the time and are forced to play with some boring characters, have some parts of the story that try to be sooo epic that become just bs, in my opinion.
Also I think regular turn-based is a much better battle system than ATB.
ATB does nothing but make battles not only overdrawn, but stilted as hell. Turn based is superior in every way.
I remember a year and a half ago I had some postcards made (with a typo sadly). I could revisit that concept, done better and cheaper. Lemme 'splain... and read everything before you say "WTF type of tangent is this guy going on?".
The postcards and the old Eden take action button that lead to an email for were direct ripoffs from Gun Owners of America, a gun lobby I am a member of. (Not trying to get political here, just stating facts). That site is responsible for thousands upon thousands of people pestering politicians. Same with the postcards they send for you to mail out. They are called "the pitbull of the Second Amendment". They get people riled so much that even the NRA sometimes retracts a position of compromise on legislation. And with only 300,000 members vs. the NRA's 5 or so million.Again, I'm making a point here. That small group made a huge one wobble. Why? Because their members jump and jump on stuff, never giving up. Hmm... gun politics aside, that model seems similar to what OpHero has been doing.
One issue we had (besides RiCK leaving a ROM link) was we never got the traffic we did from OpHero. I think the concepts themselves could be used, minus a website. We have enough traffic now. We've used twitter properly, and OpHero has riled up the folks. Atop this, my We Demand USA FB page has gotten more traffic and helped get the word out. I also revamped and renamed my old FB page for Eden into "We demand more Dragon Quest Outside of Japan". Me and the owner of Hero work together and share info to get the word out. Roto runs his Dragon Questers group. I actually convinced a guy in France to make a "We demand in France" page, in French.
Now ignasia was saying we could have pinned threads for easy access to SE contact info. I offered to pin links to my pages. I may be able to get OpHero to do the same. I am blessed to actually have ANdrew as a FB friend, contact is simple. With pinned links to ignasia's contact info, people can clike a makeshift take action button and have the tools they need, including cut and paste messages.
Now the postcards didn't garner much interest. However, I don't find it impossible for us to revisit the concept as PART of a mail bomb. Back in 2012 I suspected a drought coming, which is why I started the FB page. And my hunch, sadly, proved correct. Well, now we have the momentum. I think we can actually get folks to sign a simple postcard. If we got say 100 signed, that's 100 pieces of mail clogging us the SE offices.
We need to not let the train slow down here. Can we do this? I think quite so!
"According to the interview, Miyake even has a copy of said letter with him. What this means for those of us hoping to see Dragon Quest VII localized (or any other JRPG for that matter) is that all these campaigns and petitions do get attention. They work to some degree that cannot be argued."
I truly think Reggie's little statement about them not working was merely his way of trying to dismiss OpRainfall. He likely didn't like the fact that the company was bothered by the consumers, and came up with his little statement to save face and discourage future happenings of the same ilk.