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  1. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I can see that.  Not that he's incapable of creating characters with a range of looks and styles that would be appealing from a purely physical aspect in the sense of generating male attention and desire, it's not like his animation style has ever been geared towards romance.  Nor his studio.  That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but there is that sense of range between Bulma and Chichi, neither of which invoke a sense of girlishness except in very rare instances, and then it's not adult female girlishness...it's more like a child (or a child's tantrum...I have to wonder at what type of woman his wife is, lol).

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  2. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Good point.  DQ needs a player controlled character development system that leads to heavy innuendo and potential marriage.

      I mean we've come far enough to have 3 games now with marriage.  Now to take the next step.

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  3. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Also @Erdrick The Hero  I'm talking alongside normal marketing, as an opening.  Remove your feelings from the equation, and you have to admit it would help once that standard marketing continues.  Plus, the phraseology of SE and Horii today, seems to indicate they want to continue DQ's growth in the West.  So I wouldn't allow past events to overshadow future promises and potential outcomes.

      @eal  True, but excess copies for Atlus is 100k+ sales.  SE it's 250k+.

      I'm not so sure it turns off existing fanbases.  That certainly didn't happen for Etrian Odyssey Nexus when they took forever to announce it, leading some to fear maybe it won't see release outside Japan (not Yangus though...nor myself).

      It's impossible to gauge as there's little to no data to work on, and sales related to similar tactics are hard to predict.  If the fanbase has only one option, they're more likely to continue consuming, despite any personal feelings.

      What I usually find in terms of statements made for why people leave gaming fanbases, isn't abuse from the companies (as those people tend to buy anyway), but drastic changes to the core gameplay or general story elements.  Of this we have an abundance of data to work with, from Final Fantasy to Suikoden, to Castlevania, to Metroid, to even Mario.

      Even real numbers to work with along with statements and continued lack of support from certain sections of a fanbase.

      So maybe you could be right, and it could harm a fanbase, but again, there is zero data to work from.

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  4. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      @Erdrick The Hero I still think it would help.  Persona has one thing DQ doesn't: heavy presence on social media.  DQ11 helped push it a bit further (sadly DQB2 is the second most popular, but nowhere near the presence of even Persona Q, let alone the dance based Persona games).

      It's something that would have a better chance of getting the newer, younger, and more active twitter/instagram/etc. fans to start demanding it.

      I'd rather clever viral marketing to spread DQ ever further and farther than it's gone yet, to increase the fanbase and assure it's secured, than not, despite the S&M nature of this particular form, given what we've been through in the past.  For me, I'm already confident any game done this way, would be a shoe-in for release already, much as I believe Atlus is intentionally trolling while definitely planning on Switch releases.

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  5. People: I want Persona 5 as well as older Persona games on Nintendo Switch. Can you please release them to Nintendo Switch?

    Atlus Japan: Does not compute.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      It's viral marketing.  Bait, tease, deny, ignore to force more demand and free press.  You'd think SE would take a few pages out of Atlus' book for growing small niche fanbases.

      It's a good thing DQ already has substantial name recognition in the RPG world thanks to the internet (and DW1...well, for those aware DQ = DW whether they've played DQ since the original NES game).  That plus actual marketing certainly helped, but it would be really cool to see this kind of coaxing for free viral marketing going forward (unlikely, it's not their style).

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    I was really bored earlier, so I decided to spend way longer than I probably should have making a meme based on a Fire Emblem meme I saw several years ago.

    Enjoy.

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    I was really bored earlier, so I decided to spend way longer than I probably should have making a meme based on a Fire Emblem meme I saw several years ago.

    Enjoy.

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    I was really bored earlier, so I decided to spend way longer than I probably should have making a meme based on a Fire Emblem meme I saw several years ago.

    Enjoy.

  9. Roses are red, violets are blue, Kirby’s stuck to my face, whatever shall I do?

  10. The Nintendo Switch officially outsold the SNES at around 52 million units. I wonder how long would it take for the Nintendo Switch to reach Wii numbers.

  11. I am home almost three weeks of hospital stay and two surgeries, thanks to pneumonia.

  12. So, for Christmas, I bought DQ7 3DS again.  Third copy, third Super Kiefer.  Yeah, I really love making these.  Technically the 4th, but I didn't keep my first.  Also decided to make a more refined guide to attempt to get to par at around the 100 hour marker, as I'd rather a lower game time than normal.  The other two are 600 and 900 respectively.

    Plus this is the first one I have two systems to use for self-trading from the get-go, and I love it.

    Also got Etrian Odyssey 5 and Nexus, a 128GB card for my Switch.  So last year was a pretty good year for RPG's.

  13. So, for Christmas, I bought DQ7 3DS again.  Third copy, third Super Kiefer.  Yeah, I really love making these.  Technically the 4th, but I didn't keep my first.  Also decided to make a more refined guide to attempt to get to par at around the 100 hour marker, as I'd rather a lower game time than normal.  The other two are 600 and 900 respectively.

    Plus this is the first one I have two systems to use for self-trading from the get-go, and I love it.

    Also got Etrian Odyssey 5 and Nexus, a 128GB card for my Switch.  So last year was a pretty good year for RPG's.

  14. If you're contemplating shopping at Gamestop, don't:

     

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      At that time, the practices indicated in the video weren't fully in action.  They're there now, and the indicators are pretty shady, and Gamestop going down a pretty dark path, pile driving deeper into the mire they've been digging into for some time now.

      Anyway, the funny thing Yangus, that was THE only good time to go to a Gamestop to buy games in recent periods.  The stores were too busy moving out merchandise, and corporate was in chaos in turn-over and restructuring, that they weren't even offering their usual GI subscriptions and Pro membership.  There was even talk of removing the Power Player and Power Player Pro memberships after the closeouts.  I guess they moved away from that course, and just landed on reducing the bonuses, especially the only worthwhile one: 10% off used.

      Like you, I didn't take advantage of it, though at the time it was more of a money issue.  

      It's sad too, I've been watching Spawnwave since he was at 14k subscriptions or so.  He's been taking in Gamestop refurbishes for awhile, and recently they've upgraded their game and are actually attempting to do a good job (attempting, not doing an actual good job), but the nostalgia push for older games and systems seems to have paid off, like they actually held onto their Funcoland extras, in anticipation for eventual nostalgia.

      They were actually going into a better direction at first...then this drops.  Seems like they put up a corporate facade to get people back in the door.  Which is sad because they were my goto place if Amazon prices were skyrocketing on a new copy of an old game, that it's typical to find in at least one Gamestop in my area.  No longer worth the effort.  I'll buy from ebay or track down from other stores now.

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    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      @Twinkie In this case, I have to agree.  It's too early for a Switch Pro at this point.  Not given system sales are picking up, and games per sale are also much higher than PS4 or XB3.

      They'll eventually have to put one out, but only if they're seeing trouble on the horizon due to how many people have purchased the PS5 and XB4.  Until then, they'll just keep doing small hardware revisions as slightly tweaked and upgraded chipset models come out.

      It also tracks better with Nintendo's stated plan to keep the Switch going beyond the normal system cycle period.  Eventually leading to new chipsets that allow slower general integration for older system purchasers to buy into the next line at a lower price point than the PS5/XB4, and from there new slight upgrades.  So rather than a true "pro" down the line, more like the next model tegra, but maintaining OS consistency and just beefing up the hardware and range of functionality in the OS to compensate with expanded power.  That would keep things going nicely for a long time.  I just hope they push companies to release patches to upgrade older games on the newer system, ala Sony/MS, instead of playing it the 3DS to New 3DS way.  That would keep interest going for older games as well.

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    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Totally forgot about the Oracle games.  Don't forget Minish Cap!

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    1. ignasia

      ignasia

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      Anyhow, I would love to see X as well.  Wii U's are going WAAAAAY up in price now.  I was hoping they'd go down, but demand is high, and I missed my opportunity to buy one around $200, unlike the DS line, which is now below 50 consistently (ebay now, amazon is now going way up, but then most resellers are switching to ebay only, even refurbishing groups).  They're still decently priced on ebay for a refurbished, but price is going up, not down.  Just not as fast as Amazon 3rd parties.

      If Sega were smart, they would consider re-releasing Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1+2+4 as an offline experience with ad-hoc multiplayer that doesn't require a server, but instead the system to handle a 4 player session using Nintendo's ID system to connect without need for Nintendo's online subscription.  That's a pipe dream though, but it would make me happy to see.

      Dragon Quest Heroes 1+2 I think is a likely candidate.  I don't care much about it, but it's good to see more DQ releases here, and I know quite a few people sad at the lack of Switch releases.  My one gripe though, is Nintendo's printing press versus SE.  Prices actually go down on SE games released in physical format on the Switch.  They only go up when Nintendo handles them.  Unless numbers are beyond expectations, but so far the only two games to see actual price cuts on the open market (while the Nintendo store still lists at full price), are DQ's 9 and 7 3DS.  That's it.  Everything else has gone down a tiny bit, then remains at full price until Nintendo stops printing, then shoots up.  Builders 1 could potentially match DQ6 DS in a year if demand keeps up as it is.  Unfortunately Ebay is the best place to go for Builders 1.  Target and Walmart seem the only two places selling for normal price that still have some new copies left.

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      Wind Waker and Twilight Princess would be awesome.  As would a potential remake of A Link to the Past.  Actually, of any potential Zelda game, ALttP remake would get me the most excited.  Though I don't like LA's art style.  It's a bit too disassociated with itself...I don't know how else to put it.  It looks too odd, but if they take that route, I'd still play it.

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      Unlikely, but I would love to see Skies of Arcadia Legends rebuild, to test the waters on Switch, with enhanced graphics.

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    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      X is different.  It's a better game, but a worse storyline.  It's very confused and lacks real focus on what type of story it's trying to tell.  The number of NPCs related to it, who can be recruited permanently, after their temporary story joining, is on par with Chrono Cross.  Not a bad thing, and I like how they handle it, but compared to the smaller full party size in the original game, and thus the greater focus on character storylines and their connectivity, does make for a more engaging and emotionally connecting romp.

      There's also that Chronicles is more like Gears and Saga, and X is more like Monster Hunter, or maybe I should say it's more like Final Fantasy 12 without the mystical focus, with a story.  Blade 1 is focused on the fantastical and mystical, while X is very dry and political with SOME mystical elements.  The development and security of the colony, which is tied to the gameplay, is a nice touch, as it means the gameplay connects to the core narrative, unlike in any other Xeno game.  However it's not the same. 

      The world is more magical, but there's far less...how to put it...regional shifts.  Like Blade 1's new areas are drastically different.  X's new areas are gradually different, and become drastic after going further into new areas.  It's more realistic, but less mystical.  Blade 1 also opens up to new areas after a cave or transitional pathway of some form.  X transitions as an actual world would, because it's an actual full world.

      As a result, Blade 1 also has more uniqueness between areas in terms of creatures, however there are more overall types and total numbers of creatures in X.  The mecha in X are also part of the world, while in Blade 1, they're somewhat an aspect or the totality of that world, as the game and story calls for it.  Like on the Bionis, you'd see a few mecha here and there, leftovers from the mecha assaults, but about 95% of available monsters are biological.  On the Mechonis, you'd see exclusively mecha enemies...well, almost. There are a bare handful of spots on the Mechonis with biological, but it makes sense in context with the lay of the land.

       

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  15. I keep staying up late to play DQX during Kid's Time, but losing track of time until after it's (almost) over. This is starting to tick me off.

    One moment I look at the clock and it's 10:45, and what feels like 20 minutes later it's 1:30.

  16. I keep staying up late to play DQX during Kid's Time, but losing track of time until after it's (almost) over. This is starting to tick me off.

    One moment I look at the clock and it's 10:45, and what feels like 20 minutes later it's 1:30.

  17. Why is Star Ocean priced at $20.99?

     

    Actually why does a lot of stuff on the eShop appear to be just over a nice round number like that? It's dumb. I just wanted to get a classic JRPG with my Christmas eShop card, but no, they had to price it just out of reach.

     

    Maybe I should just pirate the game and give SE the middle finger.

  18. Why is Star Ocean priced at $20.99?

     

    Actually why does a lot of stuff on the eShop appear to be just over a nice round number like that? It's dumb. I just wanted to get a classic JRPG with my Christmas eShop card, but no, they had to price it just out of reach.

     

    Maybe I should just pirate the game and give SE the middle finger.

  19. Merry Second Day of Christmas to the Den! I FINALLY killed the Wanted Atlas from DQH2.

  20. So I just discovered https://twitter.com/DQNoContext.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      @Woodus See above (Erdrick's post...please link this feed to our feed, as it's a stellar edition to the DQ fandom...plus I'm sure Dwaine would get a kick out of it, if he hasn't seen it yet).

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  21. Back from a long absence, and feels good to come back.

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