This Article with IGA on 4gamer.net is in Japanese, but our friend at shmuplations.com translated a bit for us. The bit in red says, "While it's true that we raised the funds for Bloodstained from overseas sources primarily, I hope people understand that the content is not particularly aimed at foreigners; we are making the game that we, as Japanese, would like to make."
"While it's true that we raised the funds for Bloodstained from overseas sources primarily, I hope people understand that the content is not particularly aimed at foreigners; we are making the game that we, as Japanese, would like to make."
I'd just like to comment as a "foreigner" that this is very much a GOOD thing. Devil May Cry was so good and popular world-wide because of how "Japanese" it was. Same with its spiritual successor, Bayonetta. Same with Castlevania. Same with ITS spiritual successor, Bloodstained.
Thank God he feels like that, I feel more relieved now. For some reason japanese devolpers in general tend to forget why their fans like their games. We don't want them "westernized", we like them exactly because they are different.
Post by GenericSoda on Jun 26, 2016 19:16:56 GMT -6
The reason why developers want to appeal to western audiences at the moment is because Japanese console sales are kind of tanking, and since the US is a gigantic country it makes sense to make up for lost revenue there. Sales in the US have traditionally always been higher, even for weird stuff you'd think is niche. Persona and Fire Emblem were really obscure in the past and now they're basically mainstream after the advent of P4 and Awakening.
I appreciate the weird Japanese flair of Castlevania though, and I'm glad that it's staying for Bloodstained.
Thank goodness for games like those. It helps that nowadays culturally, it's more or less mainstream to want to be niche. It may or may not be cool to note that you claimed your waifu on an Inside the Web forum hosted on geocities in 2001 before she was popular, though. We're not quite there...yet.
Lestaroth: Finally back here. Time to update on about everything!
Apr 27, 2017 7:56:55 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Goob's thread was from the news before that they were recording period about two weeks ago. It does make sense to merge them though, same topic basically. edit: moved
Apr 27, 2017 8:07:02 GMT -6
castledan: CURSE OF DARKNESS LOVE. right on purify
Apr 27, 2017 8:41:53 GMT -6
castledan: Has anyone made a topic about transformations?
Apr 27, 2017 10:16:10 GMT -6
castledan: I think that'd be cool. Like a more detailed function of it. Give us many different abilities to do with the transformation or imagine your transformation evolving as you level up.
Apr 27, 2017 10:16:54 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: lol yeah I like almost all of these games a lot. Glad you enjoyed the talk. Anybody else out there, be sure to check out the new BCB if you have the time (it's long! and that's pretty much my fault entirely!)
Apr 27, 2017 10:18:04 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Huh, the forum database seems messed up or something. It says I'm the only member that's been on in 24 hours.
Apr 27, 2017 13:31:16 GMT -6