The Last Story coming to North America as well!

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#1 Quantum9 on 7 years ago

[url]http://www.joystiq.com/2012/02/22/wiis-the-last-story-coming-to-north-america/[/url]

Unlike Xenoblade, XSEED games will be handling localization of this one. Awesome, awesome news. That's two of the three Op Rainfall games, but to be honest, I heard Pandora's Tower was pretty much crap so I'm not really needing that one.

#2 TheAnarCHris on 7 years ago

I often forget that XSEED exists. But good for them!

#3 Mesoian on 7 years ago

Everyone who wanted to play this game has played this game.

That being said, It makes me wonder if TLS, Xenoblade and that other mistwalker RPG were profitable. In this day in age, I don't see how a japan only Wii game can be.

#4 Archelon on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Mesoian;4296322]Everyone who wanted to play this game has played this game.[/QUOTE]

Didn't you say the exact same thing about Xenoblade?

I haven't played either, and I want to play them.

#5 Mesoian on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Archelon;4296502]Didn't you say the exact same thing about Xenoblade?

I haven't played either, and I want to play them.[/QUOTE]

Then you didn't REALLY want to play them.

Out of all the people I know personally who were up in arms about those games not coming out here, I don't know a single one of them who hasn't finished those games months ago. It all boils down to conveinence and how japan doesn't really get how that works. Any passing interest people would have had to play these games came about the whirlwind of exposure the games received a year ago. If XSEED is publishing it, there will be no advertising, no special deals, no prepurchase incentive and worst of all, the hardest of the hardcore who have been drooling for these games have mostly already resorted to...other methods...to play these.

It reminds me of stuff like, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or The Descent; foreign films that are good but don't have the hollywood structure. No one picks them up or brings them to the states for years, so true film aficionados resort to...other means...to see them. And when hollywood sees that these movies are spread around and film circles are talking about them, they buy the rights and either change the endings (The Descent) or reshoot the movies all together (TGWTDT). If they simply stuck to reasonable timelines, they wouldn't have these problems. Delaying the timeline for any reason only bleeds revenue. Dare I say, this won't be a good investment for XSEED.

#6 UNIT0918 on 7 years ago

Sweet! I'll be picking this game up as well. And after grabbing this game as well as Xenoblade Chronicles, I might finally decide to get a Wii as well.

#7 Archelon on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Mesoian;4296697]Then you didn't REALLY want to play them.[/QUOTE]

Maybe I'm just not as willing to resort to those...other means...you spoke of to play them?

Is that really so hard to believe?

#8 DarkFujin on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Archelon;4297294]Maybe I'm just not as willing to resort to those...other means...you spoke of to play them?

Is that really so hard to believe?[/QUOTE]

This.

I also have not played this game yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. I want to support the game, not piracy.

#9 TheAnarCHris on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Archelon;4297294]Maybe I'm just not as willing to resort to those...other means...you spoke of to play them?

Is that really so hard to believe?[/QUOTE]

CASUAL!!!

I kid, like you and DF, I'll pick em up once they hit US retail.

#10 KaCrack on 7 years ago

So Operation Rainfall ended up working in the end. Gotta love those happy endings ^_^ Now hopefully all the gamers who were behind the movement buy these games to prove their point. (I've personally had Xenoblade on preorder despite having stuck my middle finger up at NOA and modding my Wii just for that game)

#11 Quantum9 on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=DarkFujin;4297320]This.

I also have not played this game yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. I want to support the game, not piracy.[/QUOTE]

If I'm not mistaken, hacking the console so it can play import games is not illegal...if it was, sites wouldn't have reported how to do it. I think what Mesoian was referring to was gamers who wanted to play the game imported it from Europe.

But considering I'm too lazy to hack my console (not to mention Nintendo keeps putting out firmware updates that kibosh them), I'm definitely picking up both of these games.

#12 Mesoian on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Quantum9;4297720]If I'm not mistaken, hacking the console so it can play import games is not illegal...if it was, sites wouldn't have reported how to do it. I think what Mesoian was referring to was gamers who wanted to play the game imported it from Europe.

But considering I'm too lazy to hack my console (not to mention Nintendo keeps putting out firmware updates that kibosh them), I'm definitely picking up both of these games.[/QUOTE]

No, I was referring to piracy. I honestly forgot these games were released in Europe. I also like supporting the games industry, but when they act this silly for god knows why, I can't really pity them.

It's bad business to say "Naw, we're not going to put this out anywhere". It's a poison that directly affects the revenue stream of the project from the dawn of the game in its native country to the point where you can find it for 3.99 in a bargin bin. I honestly believe there's nothing XSEED can do to turn a profit on this game. The only thing they can draw on is the morbid curiosity of the few people who still consider JRPG's to be a positive thing in this country.

I really want Mistwalker to do well, but their business planning for these projects has been nothing short of abysmal.

#13 Quantum9 on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Mesoian;4297852] honestly believe there's nothing XSEED can do to turn a profit on this game.[/QUOTE]

Nintendo is essentially handing them a finished game and saying "Here! Go sell it!" In other words, every sale they make is basically free profit, as I'm sure much won't be spent on marketing or production costs.

Besides, they've been around for about 8 years now, and have done pretty well for themselves bringing over niche games.

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