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| "Re(6):Tales of Midriffage" , posted Sun 31 Jul 05:50|
It'll work for Final Fantasy now that the FFVII onslaught is coming. And I won't even mention Guilty Gear.
FF doesn't count, as most of the FF7 games aren't RPGs. All of the Tales games are at least reasonably similar.
Guilty Gear also isn't a fair comparison, because they're just upgrades and each game does progressively less well. So, one might argue that it DOESN'T work. It only "works" in the way that Capcom Fighting Jam "worked"...low profit, low production cost. Either way, crowding the market seems to reduce interest in each sucessive game.
BUT, even if I don't agree with your examples, I wonder if the Tales series is invincible. People buy these games like mad and frequent releases don't seem to harm SRW. The only thing is, this is a pretty rare (and gratuitous) situation as Legendia isn't even out and their releasing pictures for the next in the series. I can't help but think that some people (myself included) will say "Abyss looks better. I'll just hold out for it."
I wanted Legendia for a while, but the fact that I wasn't finished with Rebirth when it was announced made me say "if you can't wait for me, then you can't expect me to play your game." Now, when I finally think I've given myself "space" or some "time off" from Tales games, they announce another one before the one I (somewhat) reluctantly decided I didn't have to play comes out.
Regardless, I realize that my outlook is a bit silly...seeing gaming as an obligation. However, someone who just plays whatever games they see as fun are equally inclined just to "try something new, since they just played a Tales game".
The overcrowded gaming market is causing gamers to choose favorites, and I really don't like that. We've had a goddamned sea of RPGs this year, and you can't play them all, unless you're a rich kid with no friends and no job. (or "independantly wealthy")
This month was ridiculous for action games. Drag-on Dragoon 2, Oz, Sengoku Basara and Genji all came out close to one another. That's too much if you ONLY play action games, but what happens if you like all kinds of games?
There are so many games in series that I like (now it's Legendia and SRWA3) that normally I would buy if there weren't so many other releases (otherwise and in the same series).
Of course, to be fair to Namco, I don't actually KNOW when ToA will be out, but judging from screenshots, it won't be THAT long.