I think that the quality of any potential tie-ins is critical in terms of their effect on the franchise as a whole, which may seem like an obvious statement. Less obvious, however, is that the strength of that effect is somewhat proportional to the amount of time between releases. Poor-quality tie-ins have little effect on an established franchise, but when you're launching something new, every bit of exposure has the chance to either attract more interest, or destroy it. People's perceptions are strongly influenced by first impressions, and it can be really hard to overcome that. Front-loading a franchise in an attempt to generate interest can fail spectacularly if insufficient attention is given to those tie-ins, but providing that attention can also siphon away from the main product, either delaying its release, or preventing it from meeting its other goals. Focusing on one thing at a time can sustain interest over a long time by releasing a succession of high-quality products, while spreading yourself too thin equals burnout for both creator and audience, while producing poor products that have no lasting value.
Post by BloodyTears92 on Jul 27, 2016 17:38:14 GMT -6
Just to chime in on the idea of expanding the IP, I agree it should be done after the game launches and is confirmed to be a success, and I'm happy that IGA is open to the idea but is focusing on making his new game first and foremost. As for what kind of expansion, I'd agree with Goob. I'd LOVE to see perhaps a graphic novel series that further expands on the lore of the universe as opposed to just retelling the game. IGA really seems to be putting work into this world and its lore and if we can get something to flesh that out, especially in regards to some event or history that might not make for a great game but would make for a good story, I'd love to see it.
Just as a fast example: Gebel's rise to power and destruction of the Alchemist's guild might not make a good game, but it could work as a comic book or a manga and that would be a great way to flesh things out without having to pour money into games.
Galamoth: purifyweirdsoulXombieMike Well, there's that... but then there's the fact that Soma turns 18 on the exact day of a total solar eclipse seen over all of Japan in 2035.
Aug 21, 2017 11:38:26 GMT -6
Galamoth: IGA certainly did his research: This total solar eclipse seen over Japan will actually occur in 2035, on September 2nd.
Aug 21, 2017 11:38:53 GMT -6
Galamoth: Soma's date-of-birth is September 2nd, 2017.
Aug 21, 2017 11:39:29 GMT -6
Brainiac: Yeah, I tend to think Soma's parents (or at least his mother) were under this eclipse when the seal slipped just enough to allow Dracula's essence to ensoul/reincarnate into Soma.
Aug 21, 2017 12:45:43 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: Pretty sure Soma is 17 in Aria of Sorrow, which is the only CV game with a solar eclipse in it.
Aug 21, 2017 13:41:28 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: Not according to the wiki it seems. I don't know where I got 17 from. Did it say that in the game?
Aug 21, 2017 13:42:32 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: I could check, since I actually own a physical copy, but eh.
Aug 21, 2017 13:42:45 GMT -6
Brainiac: Nope, he just turned 18. Though it's unclear if it's literally his birthday or just recently in Aria. The manual itself specifies 18 for Soma (and of course, 36 for Graham).
Aug 21, 2017 13:47:14 GMT -6
Galamoth: Yep. It may not be too specific, but I tend to believe "just turned 18" means right on the day of that eclipse. It's a double-whammy celebration for our dear Soma Cruz.
Aug 21, 2017 14:50:39 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Dangamer just announced that the Fangamer Bloodstained shirts go on sale to the general public on Wednesday. The backer discount will remain in effect, though
Aug 21, 2017 16:07:26 GMT -6
revient: Did anyone see Dracula's castle?
Aug 21, 2017 16:40:15 GMT -6
Enkeria Gin: I saw at least food. So I am happy. No eclipse here.
Aug 21, 2017 19:01:16 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: revient AHA I see what you did there. Took me a bit. Good one, mate.
Aug 21, 2017 20:45:31 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: Genuinely made me laugh. :]
Aug 21, 2017 20:45:42 GMT -6
revient: Hah.. I thought someone would get a lough out of it..
Aug 21, 2017 21:21:00 GMT -6
Astaroth: i only got to see the sun pull a megaman and use quickmans weapon
Aug 21, 2017 23:52:04 GMT -6
Galamoth: But did the Sun dodge any instant-death lasers?
Aug 22, 2017 7:15:20 GMT -6
Enkeria Gin: Small update about Angel: He have landed, fixed a few lighter work-things and now hit the bed to get some Zzz. All well, big days (for him) coming up! Photos will be shared at a later date. He will stay all week. HYPE!
Aug 22, 2017 7:21:11 GMT -6
castledan: Did he post that in discord?
Aug 22, 2017 8:14:58 GMT -6