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LordGeovanni

LordGeovanni

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LordGeovanni

#2

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

I actually like this. It gives new games possibility, while not eliminating previous games. It also does not eliminate previous systems, because most new games can still play on original 3ds. I honestly don't see any real issue with this. So what if Nintendo isn't calling it a new system. Pretend it is anyway if that is your issue.

@arnoldlayed83 @BigDaddysPizza
This is one of the issues Nintendo has. You two sound like you think the Wii or DS are the same system as the Wii U and 3DS. if you really feel as though you've wasted so much money, you really shouldn't bother ever getting another system. Games will require different systems, simple as that. For you to group old gen systems in with your "expenses" that you are "done with Nintendo" over, it shows that nothing will really appease you.

"My NES won't play Wii U games! Wahhhh!" - same style of complaint...

LordGeovanni

#3

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

All I have to say for this article is that it made me think of Ubisoft as a hyena. After considering why I thought that for a moment, It made even more sense to me. Consider Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony as Lions. Each have their own territories (aka, "target audience"). Hyenas follow around lions to eat the scraps that the lion discards. Ubisoft follows big companies around to collect the $ that the big companies allow them to. Ubisoft starts not making as much $ on the Nintendo systems, and realizes that the Nintendo games are always going to be Hyped. So what? Ubisoft cannot make $ here. So instead they blame the Lion and say for Nintendo to stop making as much $.

Consider that for a moment, Ubisoft wants to make more $ so they tell Nintendo to drop the price of the system. You know, even though Nintendo Already takes a $ loss per system sold. It is just like a hyena telling the lion to not eat as much because the Hyena is still able to move around without dragging its bloated stomach. Go ahead Ubi, I am laughing - just like Nintendo.

LordGeovanni

#5

LordGeovanni commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

@SecondServing
Really, I guess the question is "Do you like/ got any of the Disney and Sylanders figurines?". That would answer if your reply is relevant at all any way. As it is, I haven't bought any NFC except for one of the Pokemon Ruble U figurines and I was quite happy with my purchase. I haven't even gotten the Game yet, I just wanted the figurine and I was happy just buying a "statue" at the requested price. As for these? I am certain that I will collect as many as I can... My wallet already hates me. :(

My reasoning is simple, I wouldn't play the other NFC games. These games? Yes. I will get MK8 for my Birthday, I WILL get Smash for 3DS and for Wii U on release day. Why not fully experience the game? As it is, I even like this over DLC because with a physical device, it cannot be deleted without my permission. (And if there is an issue with my Wii U or 3DS I can still access this info and data).

LordGeovanni

#6

LordGeovanni commented on Feature: All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Ro...:

I couldnt figure out a way to watch the roundtable. :( As it is, I actually saw the trailer on the 3DS eShop already and was going to post on the NL forum about it. What is the best way to contact NL about new News just released?

LordGeovanni

#9

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

@Stomatopod17
I use the 3D capabilities of the 3DS every moment that I can. It is a little difficult to explain how my mind works with this but I will attempt. Imagine that you could never see the color green. Imagine that instead you saw it as some kind of mixture of yellow and blue. No "mixing" of the colors, but instead actual dots of blue mixed with dots of yellow. That is all that you EVER see. And then I hand you a pair of glasses that allow you to see green. The yellow and blue dots finally merge and produce the color green. And not just green, but all the shades of green. Light-green, Pine Green, Forest Green, Blue-Green, Etcetera... All these different colors and you were the only person to not know about them.

That is me. I REALLY cannot see 3D unless it is due to RL. Those "3D comic books" with the red and blue glasses? Never worked for me. Those new "3D Movies", never worked. THIS is the only time I can see 3D. Even the Real Life stuff I say I can see in 3D is because I manufacture the 3D image in my mind. I still see in 2D, I just have developed a way of understanding the image I am viewing. I still have no progress on artificial 3D...

Now, your question, "Could I live without it?". The answer is Yes. But why would I?

LordGeovanni

#11

LordGeovanni commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

@Stomatopod17

All I have to say is that I REALLY appreciate the 3D effects in the 3DS. I have a problem with my mind that forces me to "blur" unimportant things like a person's face. This actually causes me to also be unable to see ANY form of "created" 3D. Until the 3DS. Is that what other people see in the world? My Mind was BLOWN!

LordGeovanni

#13

LordGeovanni commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

@S-Miyahon

It says it in the chart. The chart only uses data from those game systems. Wii and Wii U, XBox360 and XBoxOne, PS3 and PS4, and PC. Pokemon is mostly on Handhelds so would not apply. Just like anything that is on the GameCube, even if it was made during this time specified. The chart is biased. Ubisoft wants to make themself look good...

LordGeovanni

#15

LordGeovanni commented on Ubisoft Data Places Mario as the Second Highes...:

Surprised that Ubisoft would publish this. It doesn't exactly paint them in the best of light to only have two game series on that list. Unless you think that they are pointing out specific others as well... Then again, Nintendo could be "better" because it has two as well with them in better spots or they could be "equal". Only Activision and EA are higher and EA is on there 6 times because of all that "Golden" Shovelware they publish as "sports games".

Regardless of their intentions, they completely disregard everything before 2005 as well as ALL handheld games. (Look at the top of the chart. No Nintendo DS line, no PSP lines) It is FAR easier to say that you make more money than other Franchises when you specifically delete several games. That would include Several Mario Kart games, Several Mario Standard games, ALL the 3DS games that were released lately, Everyone KNOWS that Nintendo has its power in its Handhelds, Just seeing their name up there twice even with a majority of their base being excluded is quite the message... As long as people realize what the message is...

LordGeovanni

#16

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne
I actually have two 3DS, the first was also a Zelda Special Edition. Still, both the Zelda one and the Midnight Purple I got a year later work fine for me. I damaged the Zelda one, but that was my fault, not Nintendo's... :P (Actually, it was this little brat that threw it when I said he couldn't play it. busted up the shoulder buttons, the hinge, and the Wireless communications... :( )

I don't play on my Wii U nearly as much as my 3DSes and I am extremely certain that you have spent more time on your Wii U than Me on mine... But even then, I only ever had that one freeze...

It could also be that I am extremely lucky and you are similarly unlucky... o.0 :( Who knows?

LordGeovanni

#17

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

I wanted to say to anyone reading this that I found out that Walmart stores ship the games to their main company. None of the games sold to them are actually sold at that store! Sad to hear... It is easier to find rarer games when they dont get moved around...

LordGeovanni

#19

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne
I cannot specifically respond to any problems you have had with your game systems, however I have had no problem opening any program or closing the programs either. I have not had a single Lock-up or freeze either. The load for entering a game is usually less than 5 seconds for me and the load for the eShop is usually around 30 seconds. Even if that is "excessive", I don't mind the wait. I have had a 3DS since Christmas 2011 as well and never really notice any improvements to speed, however I admittedly don't mind waiting so I might not notice it changing much...

I also have a Wii U as of Christmas 2013. I only had one freeze happen and that was when my Wii U fell and slammed into the table while it was loading a new stage of Mario 3D World. I would doubt that performance was unaffected by that fall and instead was due to "performance issues".

Please note that I am not saying that you are wrong, merely that I have not had or seen the problems that you have.

As for Sony and Microsoft having the same issues, why should that matter? Microsoft for one has countless patches for their Windows software all the time. I know that the Windows XP had another issue within 4 weeks of Microsoft discontinuing the patches earlier this year. People still using it are in danger and Microsoft already told them they are on their own. I can say that they are pretty good at OS stuff too, why are their systems still vulnerable after so many years? :P

@KnightRider666 @Andremario
I cannot reply to the current 3DS line, but I once left my GB (Brick) outside in a torrential Thunderstorm and not only the GB worked, but so did the two games left outside with it. The games only had those plastic cases around them. I was SO happy.

I also had a DS (Brick) that was useless for me (both screens got smashed by a book landing on something small that crushed the two screens), I decided to put it into one of those Nerf Armor things and then threw it onto concrete from the third floor. No Damage at all. (Yes, I even measured the cracks in the screens and they didn't increase at all. All 20 cracks too!)

LordGeovanni

#21

LordGeovanni commented on Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a...:

I hope that they stick with games for at least the rest of my life. (80+ or more :P ), but I understand why they are branching out. Sony started as a speaker company if I understand correctly. Now you can get Sony TV and a bunch of other technology related things too. Microsoft has the XBox One(Eighty), but also has computers almost completely controlled. It is not surprising that Nintendo would like to expand to new ventures.

What ventures would I like to see? They keep promoting a "Quality of Life", but that just (for some odd reason) makes me think that they want to start producing toilet paper... o.0
I would rather them have things like what they have already stated, entertainment style things. Maybe something like Manga or Anime, or perhaps toys like action figures. I know that I would get the Manga/Anime stuff, but not action figures... Maybe they will continue into board games?

LordGeovanni

#22

LordGeovanni commented on Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition...:

"we always want our users to play with our dedicated game systems that are specifically designed to provide such unique experiences, while at the same time, we may be able to select some portions of these games and make them available on other devices."

THIS is what I like. Give me the power to Streetpass content for Wii U games by using my phone or 3DS to send the signal. I know that the phone would become too stretched if it was all the time, but could you imagine the possibilities?

LordGeovanni

#24

LordGeovanni commented on New 3DS System Update 7-2-0-17 Now Live:

@AVahne

You seem to think that issues are not found with time. It is one thing to say that the entire system should be 100% stable (ie: Unable to be hacked, stable from accidental deletions and errors and corruptions, & also to maintain compatibility with Nintendo servers as well as other 3DS units with different System Update Settings). It is Entirely something different to be able to maintain that.

Please keep in mind that, even with all that above needed, there is still a very large hacking project going on to crack the 3DS. Nintendo needs to stay on top of that as well. That includes maintaining their communication lines as well. It would still be a problem if hackers were able to access the 3DS through "updates" made by them so the stability could actually be changes in data communication as well too!

LordGeovanni

#25

LordGeovanni commented on Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sa...:

Biggest problem that people say on the East Coast of the USA is that the 3DS doesnt have all that many games. They always site things like the fact that we STILL dont have Dragon Quest VII even though Japan has had it for a while. If more games come over, the 3DS would probably sell higher...

Until we start getting more than 50% of the games made, I doubt that the % in the NA region will rise...

LordGeovanni

#28

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

@hcfwesker
I am afraid I do not know what I can tell you. It tends to not bother me as much as others, however I know it bothers me quite a bit already. I could see how that is quite frustrating. I was actually lucky enough to find a Gamestop on a family trip to Florida where they just didn't bother to take the sticker off of its original backing and they literally just slipped it into the cover. That was more laziness than company reasoning, doubt I will ever see another like that...

LordGeovanni

#29

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

@Unca_Lz
Well, that is good to hear. I am sure there was a way for unsold games to be returned to Producer, but I was always told that it gets bothersome. I know that the GameStop by me has a handful of Wii games that never sold from their New state and have just been sitting there for 2+ years. Good to know that they haven't been a huge draw on the store.

LordGeovanni

#30

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

Alright, while this is a reply comment, I am NOT directly saying anyone is wrong or that their post is mistaken. Please take my words as such.

@unrandomsam
We live in a capitalistic society. (While I live in the USA, I do speak about everywhere. Why pay more when you can pay less? Everyone just wants to make a buck.) That is run by a model called "Supply and Demand". When a product is produced, such as Nintendo making a single copy of a game, they SELL to the Middle Man (GameStop). If that game never sells, Nintendo still got the $. The Middle Man may refuse to buy other games from that Producer, and therefore the Producer will have problems. Either way, for that product, they still got paid. The Middle Man then takes that game and SELLs to the User (You in this case). THAT is Capitalism. If you can find another Middle Man to sell you at a lower cost, you will BUY from them. As it is, the Middle Man is attempting to SELL at the highest cost they can.

What is "Unnatural Capitalism" is when the Producer has competition where they already hold the rights to that product. You seem to think that it is the Middle Man at fault. They are not. it is the User (YOU). If you refuse to trade the games back in, there would not BE any used games that "leach away money that should be with Nintendo". The Middle Man's JOB is to make the Middle Man money. You CANNOT get upset with them being in a business to make money. That would just be stupid.

@BinaryFragger
I cannot say your experience is wrong. That would be false. As it is, did you look into the amount of games that they had? The whole concept of the pre-order is so that you are guaranteed the game when it is released. If I pre-ordered a game and some kid ranted and raved until they sold my copy to him I would be REALLY upset. Possibly, they HAD no copies for you to buy. I could be wrong, however I have NEVER had an experience like such.

As for the Rewards Program, that is just a consequence of Capitalism as well. The Middle Man (GameStop Main Company) hires lesser Middle Men (Individual stores) to sell. That is not just Games, but also services. In 10 of the different retail stores that I have worked at, all 10 have had some system that they pushed. If it was their Credit Card, or Batteries, it didn't matter. Failure to meet their quota could cost that cashier their Christmas Bonus, Raise, or even their JOB. Try not to cause them problems just because they are trying to keep their job. (NOTE: This is my opinion, and is NOT based on the situation that you had, as I was not there. They still COULD have just been a jerk...)

@Hy8ogen
I did not initially respond to your comment, however I spent some time thinking about it so maybe I can shed some light on the situation. Let us talk about a game that JUST came out. $40 Yoshi's New Story. We have to separate this into two groups because Nintendo doesn't play ball as well as others, so let's us also say Bravely Default JUST came out as well. Both are $40, right? GameStop may give ~$10 for a trade in of those games for the first ~2 weeks. Then, they will sell them for ~$35. GameStop offers a 10% discount for members of their Rewards Program. If you buy in, you drop the cost of that game by $3.50. If you know your coupons, GameStop offers a $10 discount on Used Games if you cash in points. I will NOT say that EVERY game has that coupon used, but maybe 10% of buyers have one. So that would be ANOTHER $1 loss on average. That means that a Rewards Member that uses there Coupons only buys a game around $30.

If they bought the game at $10, GameStop only makes $20. With THAT, they still need to pay rent, ($1000/month around where I live), PLUS Utilities (About $200/month for electricity around here), PLUS Employees want to get paid, right? So ANOTHER $8.25/hour/employee. GameStop (around me) never has less than 2 employees working. I also spend time talking to the employees to find out the newest games to watch for. I can tell you that they MAY make a sale like I was talking, (~$20 profit), once every 2 hours. That is 4 work hours alone. Or $8.25 times 4, ($33). As it is, They LOSE money at that rate. And that is at that large "profit". The little "sale" that they do like the Rewards Program is JUST enough for them to squeak by most the time. And even if there is a bigger "profit" than that, why shouldn't a company be allowed to make money?

Why did I separate Nintendo from other companies? Because Nintendo retains value. If that GameStop FAILED to sell that game in a month, it would probably have to DROP the price and cause that GameStop to lose the little bit they may have made of that game. Bravely Default is a game that is CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED and yet it has had a drop in price to about $38. By this time next month, I expect the price to be below $35. And GameStop will have to be below that price to sell used. What if there is another month? It will probably be even lower than that! Nintendo is the only company to avoid devaluing so often and that is because they care about that. Whenever I try to sell a Nintendo game, I usually get $25 for that point alone. GameStop knows that the value doesn't depreciate.

@hcfwesker
There are some sprays that you can find to get the stickers off of plastics like the cover plastics. Take a look, they are worth it if that is a pet peeve.

LordGeovanni

#31

LordGeovanni commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:

Wow. So much Walmart Hate, and so much Gamestop Hate.

All I have to say is that I live in one of those "states that are entirely sub-urban" and I have a Gamestop next to a Walmart, next to a Kmart, next to a Target and out of those four, I like the Walmart and Gamestop the most. On one hand, Kmart always is old games (Like a generation and a half behind) and poor maintenance in the store. Target, on the other hand, is a little more expensive than Walmart and also refuses to help out any charities or groups in the area. Including the US Veterans. Doesn't make me ever want to support them.

I really don't see why people get upset about Gamestop. It is a company, not your best friend. Sure, a (somewhat) popular game that was released a week ago may be worth more than $5, but they still have to SELL it to make a profit. Then, there is the cost of holding the game. Say it is a popular Nintendo game? Then they offer more. I know that I could sell Nintendo 1st Party games for $20 or more. But if no one buys the game for a month, they have to reduce the price further and further. They still have to pay the electric, rent, and employees. So that ~$30 they make might still cost them another $22 just to sell the game for that "profit".

It isn't robbery, it is business. Why don't YOU go buy up games and sell them at a profit?

EDIT: Forgot there was a Bestbuy there as well, but they never are near the prices of others, usually has an extra $10 minimum upcharge compared to Target. Which is about $55 for a $40 game brand new in my area.

LordGeovanni

#32

LordGeovanni commented on Review: Inazuma Eleven (3DS eShop):

I am in the USA and all I have to say is that even though this is Download-Only, I will be getting this. (Already have the $, I just want to beat Bravely Default first or I will never get it done!). My reasons?

  • This game was available on the DS, which meant that if I was able to get it imported, I would have a chance to play. I DID. I found some relatives over in Italy and found a few things that I asked them to send over to me.
  • With sales, they may bring over the other Inazuma Eleven games!
  • I will celebrate the World Cup by playing this the ENTIRE time!
  • It is actually in my $-cap for Download-Only games. $20 is my limit. Otherwise I feel as though it is a waste.
  • Encouraging sales of DS games on the 3DS may bring GBA and DS VC onto the 3DS and not just the Wii U.
  • It is SOCCER RPG. What in the world do you think of when you hear "Nintendo"? Exactly things like this! "Middle-Age Plumber that grows on Shrooms, Spits Fire because of Flowers, Flies like Superman because he sticks a feather in his cap, and RIDES Dinosaurs." Compare: "Bunch of Middle-School Children end up earning Superpowers (Sort-of, the Techniques seem like it!) in order to protect their school and Soccer team from being destroyed by other Schools. As an RPG!"

Edit: Wow! I am sort of low on caffeine when I wrote this so it hurts my eyes to read. The message stands true, however!

LordGeovanni

#33

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@PrincessSugoi
Wouldn't work. At least in the United States. The whole "18 years old" thing only works if the parents get involved. They really only get involved when they have their child get denied something. Have you ever seen an adult scream at a game store attendant because they refused to sell an M rated game to a 12-year-old? I have. Children lie and parents don't care. They just freak out on the companies after something bad happens because otherwise it would be their fault for not paying enough attention to their kids.
Just another thing that I support Nintendo for not wanting to get involved with...

LordGeovanni

#35

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@JohnRedcorn
The part of America that is known as the United States. You missed the part about "moral values" I think. Sex is easily discriminated against. (And I mean nudity and sexual acts, not Gender, At least for this topic...). Regardless of amount produced or purchased, it is still against the majority's moral values. It is why there are stupid stories of High School girls being brought up on charges of Child Pornography just because they texted a nude picture of herself to their boyfriend. I really doubt that Japan or the UK would be so intolerant for situations where they want to make a 16 year old girl into a Sexual Predator for LIFE over this type of stupid mistake.

Like I said, Nintendo doesn't want to get involved with stupid things like this. Good for them, I don't want to be involved either.

LordGeovanni

#36

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Yorumi
Please let us all remember that we are talking about the United States, Not "America". That would include Canada, Mexico, and the entire South American Continent. (No, I actually am from the USA, but I know many that get offended with the neglect.)

(Remaining post is to the general population)

As it is, the United States has "moral values" in its society. Ones that allow things like cursing, tattoos, and drugs in its movies, TV shows, and games. The US does NOT truly like religious persecution, nudity, sex, and other similar avenues in its media. While Japan would discriminate against Tattoos, the US discriminates against Religious Hate.

Nintendo is just trying to make sure that they don't have to get involved with all that.

LordGeovanni

#37

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@BinaryFragger
I am not completely opposed to what you say, but just take it from another perspective.

You built something. Put YEARS of effort into it. Let us say that it is something expansive. Millions of people want to use it or already do. Then you have one snot-nosed punk that starts railing on you because you don't want something associated with your product. I am sure that there is Something that you do not like. It could be drugs, cursing, prostitution, rape, sexual acts in general, Teletubbies, Microsoft, whatever. Should you not have the Right to refuse something be associated, especially this intimately, with your masterpiece?

Just consider something for a moment: I wasn't thinking about Nintendo for the entirety of this post. I was thinking of YouTube. Good luck getting Sex and associated acts on it. If you want that, go somewhere else.

LordGeovanni

#38

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Traskin7
Welcome to the commenting side of NL. If you now look towards your left there is a Gift basket with a small pile of cookies. After you have commented on at least 10 articles, please let us know so that we can allow you into the VIP lounge and its awesome Cookie-buffet bar.

More seriously, I actually agree wholeheartedly with your comment. Nintendo has the right to censor their console if they want to. I still don't think that is a good idea. It limits growth. Especially on consoles like the Wii U which is suffering right now. If this came out, I would merely avoid it. Simple as that.
More on Nintendo, I would actually prefer more games with less focus on graphics. I would much rather have a new Zelda game with New concepts like the LBW Buy-your-weapons system than continue playing the same mario platformers all the time. As it is, Mario is only semi-stale, but it is still getting to that point...

LordGeovanni

#40

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@JohnRedcorn
I was merely making a statement that shared description of the game that the Creator himself made. I do not see how that is me "forc(ing my) beliefs on others here". I made a Statement to when I found out about it. Said that I didn't enjoy what I saw and supplied the statement previously mentioned.

Why are you attacking me and my post for something that Truthfully has only factual statements (as the first two statements are from me and therefore I am the perfect witness to their accuracy) that also contributes to the discussion being held. (Where people are discussing why Nintendo isn't "being cool" and letting this game be on the eShop, at least on the initial attempt).

I didn't get the game. Simple as that. Why did I comment? Well... Both the Creator and NL were asking for my input. Just keep in mind that I didn't ask for yours.

LordGeovanni

#41

LordGeovanni commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

All I want to say is that I heard about this game around 2012, (probably when NL was mentioning it). I looked it up around then and wished that I didn't.

To sum it up best, I turn to Wikipedia: "According to McMillen, the game touches on dark, adult themes including child abuse, gender identity, infanticide, neglect, suicide, abortion, and how religion might negatively affect a child; all concepts which video games generally avoid" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Binding_of_Isaac_(video_game)

LordGeovanni

#42

LordGeovanni commented on Weirdness: The Makers Of TV Show Resurrection ...:

Just saying, regardless of their "wishes", the act of putting this game on an illegal system and showing it in their show is not right. It doesn't matter if it is "fiction". It is still something that will encourage people to break the law. I think Nintendo should step in...

LordGeovanni

#46

LordGeovanni commented on Matters of Import: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Sho...:

@KittenKoder
First, I was making a list. There was not a colon after that thought. The two MMORPGs referenced were FFXI and FFXIV. I am well aware of the make-up of FFXII. It also had a character (Vaan) that was not really needed in the story and the fandom had some backlash over that. Bravely Default being "what a Final Fantasy was suppose to be" is the reason why I called it a neo-Final Fantasy.

As for DQ being Dragon Warrior, I am also familiar with that. Dragon Warrior is what I grew up with. The fact that DWVII came out in 2000 and the next game was DQVIII where multiple things were heavily shaken did sway me away from the series. I still hate DQVIII to this day because of the rigid stance on what the characters could learn and the "new" names for the spells. Your belief that "Dragon Warrior" was the original name is actually false, however. The game was always Dragon Quest. It was only in the NA region (and possibly PAL?) that it had to take the name "Dragon Warrior" due to a patent preventing "Dragon Quest". The bigger issues with the fandom were not the fact that the name changed but that so many crucial icons of the games were changed and/or removed. Spells changed their names. Monsters changed their names. Between that and the fact that there was a SIX year wait before another DQ game was made (2006 for DQVIII), lead many to stop interest in the series.

There is also a claim that DQ games don't sell well in the NA and PAL regions, however it is the same issue with Ubisoft and EA not supporting the WII U and then claiming that the games don't sell - SE has NEVER supported their (DQ) games enough for them to sell well.

LordGeovanni

#47

LordGeovanni commented on Matters of Import: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Sho...:

@Weedy
SE didn't actually bring DQIX over. Nintendo stepped in to bring it over. That is why you saw such a large amount of advertisements everywhere - Nintendo wanted to show that DQ was not dead in the NA and PAL regions.

With that said, it means that Squareenix has skipped on the localization of DQ IX, DQ VII (3DS), DQM (Terry), DQM2 (3DS), DQX, DQ Battle, and DQHeroes 3 (the Rocket Slime series). I may be missing another, but even if I am not, it is getting disappointing...

And for anyone mentioning Bravely Default, just consider that it is more of a neo-Final Fantasy. It has Final Fantasy elements without the Final Fantasy name that has recently been dragged through the mud. Since X, Final Fantasy has had two MMORPG, FFXII (known as a waste for several reasons, especially a focus character that apparently had no purpose in the game), and FFXIII (and sequels) that was described as a "$50 movie ticket" due to a lack of exploration through most the game. While I am quite happy with the games like Bravely Default, I still consider them to be a Final Fantasy game.

The difference is that the Dragon Quest games are being ignored even if these "neo-Final Fantasys" are not...