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by GLACIER
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: New Rurouni Kenshin anime
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: New Rurouni Kenshin anime

They're testing the waters for commercial viability. Both the manga and anime ended over a decade ago, so there's little way of knowing how popular a new series might be.

If the OVA can reignite the passion of old fans and prove that there are enough paying customers, more anime may be possible.
by GLACIER
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2

Thing is, the graphics aren't even impressive, so I can't for the life of me understand why the frame rate is so low and seems so laggy. Did Nippon Ichi put the junior intern staff on this game? Is it written in Java? (kidding, kidding...) The battles have the same issue and last too long. By reput...
by GLACIER
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Rose of Versailles
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Rose of Versailles

Did they change the director on purpose? Judging by the timeframe, the original director passed away 3-4 months into the series run, so I don't think the change was planned. Anyway, I haven't seen the entire series yet. However, I've read that the mangaka originally focussed on Marie Antoinette but...
by GLACIER
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Wondering about the term "otaku"...
Replies: 15
Views: 1737

Re: Wondering about the term "otaku"...

In terms of general perception, the label may carry a negative connotation - after all, obsessive interest in something so non-practical doesn't conform with social norms. However, those who openly identify themselves as "otaku" embrace the term as a matter of pride and fellowship. Most likely, west...
by GLACIER
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Sakura Taisen series
Replies: 21
Views: 3451

Re: Sakura Taisen series

People who played the all the untranslated Sakura Wars games have said that the fourth game was a letdown, and the fifth game was a slight return to form. The two were criticized for different reasons. Sakura Taisen 4 was a rush job just so Sega could reuse the ST3 engine and milk the popularity of...
by GLACIER
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Currently Airing Anime
Replies: 64
Views: 7055

Re: Currently Airing Anime

From the reviews I've read so far, I see a whole lot of eye-rolling and "ANOTHER visual novel adaptation?" comments, especially for the first two. Seems like we still have a ways to go before we can escape the stereotype of all visual novels being H games with lousy plots. Has anyone actually watch...
by GLACIER
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Dragon Age
Replies: 152
Views: 10351

Re: Dragon Age

It's in part promotion for Mass Effect 3. Besides, publishing rights to most of their older games are held by different companies, which would complicate this kind of arrangement.
by GLACIER
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: FF4:Complete Collection PSP (thoughts?)
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: FF4:Complete Collection PSP (thoughts?)

I don't know a whole lot about this one, but it's derived from the original version of FF4 (2D graphics, albeit redrawn from scratch. I'll assume that the battle balance is based on the GBA version and not the original) as opposed to the DS remake. Extra content includes the after story that was rel...
by GLACIER
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: R.I.P. Japan Games Industry
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: R.I.P. Japan Games Industry

In Japan, another problem is the lack of fresh blood. Among younger people (i.e. those born during the 1980s), not many are interested in joining the industry.
by GLACIER
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: R.I.P. Japan Games Industry
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: R.I.P. Japan Games Industry

The situation in Japan is pretty bad. However, I doubt there will be a big impact on niche, low budget stuff like visual novels.

OTOH, RPGs and strategy games (which have been increasingly tailored for a tiny otaku audience) are likely to fade even further into obscurity.
by GLACIER
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Social Problems in Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: Social Problems in Japan

Yeah, I'd have to say that those topics are extremely commonplace. That article parrots stuff that's widely presented in newspapers (English language versions at that), not to mention games, anime, and manga. Maybe the author's sampling of Japanese-produced entertainment is too limited.
by GLACIER
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Shira Oka demo
Replies: 52
Views: 6852

Re: Shira Oka demo

That's what really gets me about this game. Five years of paying people and assuming that they had the spare cash of two full-time good paying jobs over that time at their disposal considering their marketing tactics... Did they pay people through the entire five years? Development could well have ...
by GLACIER
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Shira Oka demo
Replies: 52
Views: 6852

Re: Shira Oka demo

I've completed the first year of game time so far, and my impression hasn't changed. Stats still take too long to improve, and there are too many interruptions to the process. In a sim, the player needs ample opportunity to work on skills. However, much of the game time is depleted by various story ...
by GLACIER
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Konami and the Tokimeki Memorial Series for boys and girls
Replies: 96
Views: 10239

Re: Konami and the Tokimeki Memorial Series for boys and gir

I don't think i agree with you. Many of Konami relatively, TokiMemo either for boys or girls, is quite a hit. I've never seen a TokiMEmo(I'm particularly sure about TM 4 and Girl's Sides) that hasn't been on the top lists of best selling games.... Tokimemo still hits the weekly lists (mainly becaus...
by GLACIER
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Konami and the Tokimeki Memorial Series for boys and girls
Replies: 96
Views: 10239

Re: Konami and the Tokimeki Memorial Series for boys and gir

5. Konami released Brooktown High in English in 2007. It was okay, I guess, but I'm not sure what audience the company intended to reach. They were targeting the mainstream - basically, the type of people who might enjoy games like The Sims. Where new development is concerned, companies like Konami...