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| "Re(6):Yomigaeru Gyakuten" , posted Thu 24 Feb 08:22|
But then again, at this point, I'm so upset that it doesn't even matter anymore. This the the meanest thing that Capcom could have possibly done. I'll be angry about this for years.
Now I've read the Takushû interview, my anger fell down a little.
So, he doesn't hide the fact that it was some big Capcom guy who said "Let's sell GS out of Japan". But the thing is, when Takushû worked on GS1, he fantasized about the game being released worldwide (a little like the reason why he made the game happen in 2014 or refused to use any immediate reference, because he wanted the game to be still good when it would be remade ten years from now). But of course, it wasn't released and he moved on. That's why there are not much Japanese-only indications or gag beside the name of some characters in GS1; and as a matter of fact, there is the "Suzuki" writting in GS2, or the "Karei" event in the end of GS3, and lots of strange ways of talking (like Hoshiidake Aiga) but GS1 is quite low in the wacky Japanese department.
So, at first, they thought they'll release just GS1 on DS out of Japan. Then they thought they could release it in Japan as well, but if they didn't add anything to it, Japanese players would be sad (I would have said "mad as hell" myself) so they added the new episode.
Then, he says he really likes the DS, and his favourite gimmick is the touch screen. The double screen is quite hard to use effectively for him, but he had a lot of ideas for the touch screen. But since the game was mostly the original GS1, they couldn't change and add tons of new systems in it (I smell a struggle between Takushu and his hierarchy, where he wanted to make a totally new game and they didn't want to take any risks).
So, the new episode is made for people who begin the series with GS1, and Mitsurugi is a key person... for now, but since he's still writting it, it may change in the future (I love this guy).
Also, really good stuff : Since he thought to the japanese fans who would buy the game only for that episode, he made something really huge. He didn't want them to be disapointed with a short bonus (I smell again a disagreement with his boss... I think he really didn't want to release the game again). The players who would discover the game now will be really surprised to see the difference of length between the new episode and the regular GS1 episodes, it's really longer than the 4th (so it's at the end? After Gô?). Also, it will be specifically designed for the DS, so it will use it (probably the touch screen, which he really seems to like) far more than the 4 old episodes.
After reading this, I've calmed down a lot. I really have the feeling Takushû was against this game, but once he was forced to do it, he apologizes to the players by working as much as he can on the new episode. I still resent Capcom, but my love for Takushû nearly doubled with this. And when he talks about the Japanese jokes in GS2 and 3, he talks about the players wanting to go check GS2 and 3 on GBA, so he really doesn'tw ant to make the same thing to the two other episodes (but if they force him, there won't be anything he can do).
Also, the bastard knows how to sell a game.
But more importantly, now, we're sure the new episode is written by Takushû, not some untalented guy who worked on DMC before. Now I just want to know if Iwamoto is doing the art for the new characters, and I will come back to a (moderate) excitement about this game.
Moi : Oui bien sûr mais pourrions nous quitter le milieu de la route et discuter de cela sur le trottoir?
Amaterasu : Oh ils n'oseront pas. Je suis dans mon droit.
Moi : Vous savez je préfère avoir tord et rester en vie.
Amaterasu : Ah ? Pas moi.