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[QUOTE] I've never been able to play any of the Soejima lead MegaTen games. Hmmmmmrmrmrm but Soejima has never done any character designer work in any capacity on any Shin Megami Tensei game. He did replace Kaneko on the Persona series from the third episode. You might be mistaking him with [URL=https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=masayuki+doi&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ]Masayuki Doi[/URL]? I really like all three of them, although personally I don't think Doi's strengths match the atmosphere of SMT so well. Soejima would be a better substitute to Kaneko, actually. I would not mind if they switched roles on each franchise. Or rather, considering that Soejima will be busy on their High Fantasy project for a while, I hope Doi gets to try his hand on Persona and someone new appears for the next SMT game. They all had to be softened up to match the new [URL=http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SMT-Deep-Strange-Journey-Ann-3DS.jpg]generic anime face girl[/URL]. I would not be surprised if the main reason was technical constraint vs cost, really. We'll have a better understanding of development costs and the scope of the project once we know if they simply upscale the Lancarse engine or have converted the entire game to the SMT4 engine. the logical thing to do would have been to get Kaneko to design an anime face girl that fits in that world. Who knows, maybe that was their first intention? Maybe Kaneko is not available or not ke [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] Those are really good points! Sorry I get emotional over stuff like this. Yeah there's so many reasons things could have turned out the way they did and the only thing that's for certain is that I have no clue haha. Thank you for telling me the difference between Doi and Soejima. That makes perfect sense as I also like Soejima's work on Persona more than Doi's work on SMT. I enjoyed Doi's work on Persona 2 that he produced directly under Kaneko. Those masks that he made were awesome. But his work on Trauma Center and SMT basically just feel like Kaneko, but not nearly as good. His drawing's are not nearly as technically precise and his designs just don't have the same flair (but who does?). I feel like an ass reading over these words though. It's not as if he's a bad artist at all. I just ... KAZUMA KANEKO WHERE ARE YOUUUUU?? If he's no longer directly involved in making art, I hope he's living the high life in a senior position (as much as that's possible at a medium sized game company)
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