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Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 1:46 am
ADA McCoy wrote:
My feelings about this are a little complicated, but still very positive.
Autumn/Fall 2013? That is AWESOME! I never in a million year would have thought we were getting it that quickly. My earliest estimate would have been Feb. 2014 and I was assuming 2014 would have been when we'd get it. This is great news.
Regarding the Title: While I approve of Phoenix being the character-in-the-title and the dropping of 5, I'm not all that crazy about dual destinies. Usually the subtitles are law related, but I can't think of how this factors into the plot unless there's some kind of twist in the game we're not aware of. (I know it's probably based on the fact that Apollo is in it as well, but Dual Destinies still doesn't sound like the subtitle to an AA game. It sounds more like a science-fiction story, to be honest, as if there are multiple destinies or something. But on the other hand, I couldn't think of anything better, so the name is a small thing for me.
Regarding the character's names, great as always.
About the digital release, I'm a little bummed that there's no cartridge but it doesn't bother me that much on a personal, "will I enjoy this". I used to be a only-buy-the-disc guy, but now that I'm used to services like Steam it doesn't bug me too much. From a business standpoint, though, this worries me. If Capcom was worried about making the series popular again, how will an eShop title do this? I've never seen advertisements for eShop games and there's a "casual game" stereotype about them similar to the mobile game market. The decision might be an indication that Capcom is not going to go all out to drum up sales, and that might mean PW:AA-DD is the franchise's last hurrah in the American Market. This decision might be why PLvsAA wasn't announced for the U.S. I would be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about the franchise's future more now then I was before.
On the other hand, if by some miracle this is super successful (or that Capcom decided that the series can make money and still be a cult game by eliminating manufacturing costs) then we might get GS6,7,etc. and even AAI2 in this form.
Overall, while the digital release makes me worry a bit, everything else is super exciting and it's awesome we're getting the game this year.
Well if the series gets does cancelled here, at least you can say that it had a good run. Six, fully translated, officially released visual novels outside of Japan is nothing short of a remarkable feat. Ace Attorney practically re-introduced a whole new genre for westerners, and because of this series; we also have Professor Layton, 999, Hotel Dusk, etc. So yeah, I'd be disappointed if Capcom stopped localizing the games, but I couldn't be happier with the experiences I had with this series while it was in its prime. Which reminds me, I really should start learning how to read Japanese soon.
I agree completely. Not only that, but it's so far been the only game series to successfully make the legal system addictively fun. And it seems like PW:AA-DD is pulling out all the stops gameplay, technology, and story-wise, so if this is the last game we get at least it's going to be a great one.
ADA: maybe you haven't seen advertisements about eShop because you disabled notifications from eShop? I've gotten several of them for particular eShop games, exclusive or not. Not all of them were first party titles either (and the notifications themselves are infrequent), although I doubt Ace Attorney would be advertised this way.
e-Shop isn't all about casual games, but I can see why you may feel that vibe about it. It certainly was like that in the beginning, but they're pushing retail+digital cross-releases and not casual games (like most of Guild01) now.
For sure, the digital release process is cheaper than retail. As long as the lack of retail isn't too detrimental, I can see this being a successful release. Who knows, if some people don't boycott this game out of some misguided sense of justice against the choice of digital-only (those who legitimately can't download the game excluded), the next game could come out retail again.
You're right, I am almost never online with my 3DS and turn all notifications off. That's great if they send notifications out about games like that.
I don't personally believe that about the eShop (I've bought a lot of stuff off of it) but I do think that's a common feeling people have about it. Hopefully that can change.
People who don't buy it because of the digital aspect worry me a bit too. I don't think any hardcore AA fans will boycott it because they know the series can't afford a stunt like that, but I worry the average/casual AA fan or newcomer might not be bothered by not picking it up.
After going through a 6.5 month Ace Attorney Marathon, I have finally finished Dual Destinies.
I certainly won't be re-playing any of these games in the near future, but I really enjoyed the experience.