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Re(10):So uhh... Megaman Legends 3 for 3DS?
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[QUOTE] What's more, I should have mentioned this in the other post, but I think a lot of older gamers feel marginalized at this point; as games have become a non-geeky (or at least, less geeky) hobby, the market has expanded massively and often times their interests simply aren't on the agenda for companies who are eager to make money, not please a marginal market; I think the real factor here is that western developers are better at producing games for the market-at-large, rather than for niche gamers. Again though, this is why I look forward to the era of digital distrubtion: cutting out production and the middle-man can only be beneficial to the industry and will (and has already) result in more entertaining, budgety titles, often with a small team of developers. Just like in the old days! [/QUOTE] Just like Rugal said, the west is not really any more innovative or creative than than the rest of the other countries. To give you a better idea what the current mondus operandi is in the west, take a look at a wonderful quote by Zynga's CEO: [QUOTE]"I don't fucking want innovation. You're not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers." http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-09-08/news/farmvillains/[/QUOTE] You really can't create anything new and exciting in an environment like that. I am willing to bet something just as wacky happened at Capcom while Ono and Killian were trying to push for a new fighter to come out. The higher ups at Capcom wanted to churn out copycat/no risk games just like the west; and Ono probably had to put his job in the line just to get a new fighting game out. There is plenty if not much more innovation outside of the US. But to get those games out they will have to adapt to systems similar to Steam. For example, the doujin game [URL=http://store.steampowered.com/app/70400/]Recettear[/URL] was localized by a small company, and as I understand it actually sold pretty well. There is enough of market for more creative and traditional games, but it really doesn't belong in regular stores anymore. THEY WILL BECOME ART HOUSE GAMES, IF YOU WILL
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