Because of the lack of ability to put any opinion of the opposite in the other Megaman Legends 3 thread, and at fact of being -banned- for a week for it. [...] Then again, this is the internet. No such thing as free speech depending on situation and location.
Oh God, no you didn't... Of all the people in the world you could indirectly cite as being against the idea of back and forth discussions
, you chose me
I'll get this out out quickly. First off, in case I haven't been clear, my move in the initial DASH/Legends topic was more of a clear out approach to dealing with people who are going to regurgitate FUD and stick to it like it's the [tornado fang]ing bible. As of now, the price for the 3DS is undetermined for every
region that isn't Japan, therefore complaining about a $300 conversion price is not a valid or strong foundation for the "I'm against 3DS" camp, UNLESS you live in Japan or plan to buy a Japanese 3DS. Secondly, in a discussion thread, you have every right to be for or against a certain topic, thus creating an actual discussion. However, this is your post:
You know, as glad as I am that Legends 3 is coming out, it is retarded to put it out on the 3ds. First of all, it's a 300 dollar system. Considering the fact that it's so expensive and for what it is--a series that is largely forgotten in most gaming backgrounds, most people's attention will be towards Loz OOT release, MGS:3 and so forth to the point where Legends won't make that many sales. Sure, die hard Megaman fans will buy it at first, but in general the masses will not bother. It's going to be the same story as to what happened with Megaman Maverick Hunter X. Unless this game is so great that it will put all other Capcom games to shame. Mark my words. It would have been smarter to put it on on systems that people already have (Wii, Ps3, and 360) than to do this. And namely since there's an idea that the minimum wage will jump again lately, gaming prices will increase soon too. So don't be surprised if you are paying $400 for just the 3ds and Legends 3.
Let's go through this as briskly as possible:
- Why exactly is it retarded to put it on the 3DS, a system that has been gathering an unprecedented amount of hype and enthusiasm from both gamers and developers? What is it that makes it so retarded in Ramzal land as opposed to Capcom HQ where most everyone talking about the little handheld that could have stated that not only is the little system plenty capable enough to do this thing the right way (See Inafune's comments on MT Framework being designed with Legends/DASH in mind and the comments about how well the engine scales onto the 3DS) but was the best fit in terms of getting it out to a new audience?
- Define forgotten. When most Capcom cameo games have at least one DASH character in them, Famitsu's "Game Series You Want A Sequel to most" column ALWAYS has DASH ranking within the highest percentile, and a decently strong Megaman fanbase in the US has clamored to Inafune over a new installment, on top of potential new sales from newcomers to 3DS looking for some good new content, I see a situation where DASH has more than enough publicity as well as a chance to shine like never before.
- The game is coming out in a time frame on the 3DS where quality efforts and content will still be in the nurturing stages. Legends/DASH 3 making the first year of 3DS' library life guarantees that consumer interest will be there since the library will be full of unproven and untested efforts, whereas Legends, or hell the Megaman name itself is certain to catch someone's interest thanks to its legacy.
- What kind of jump in logic leads you to believe that a raising of the minimum wages for the working people will lead to a $100 price jump on the system by it's launch? First off, I seriously cannot believe that this was in any way necessary to make as a point for a gaming forum devoted to Megaman games, but I'll bite since I love to dabble in different things simultaneously. Secondly, that point you raised is still irrelevant given the key detail you missed -- 3DS HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN A PRICE OUTSIDE OF JAPAN. Therefore, any price adjustments you did to get that figure are wholly based on a unproven foundation.
In short, I don't discourage discussion. I love promoting it. What I absolutely hate hate HATE is getting misinterpreted or people using FUD as a crux to their own arguments. Should the 3DS be $300 USD, then I too will resonate with your opinions in my own way, but making a conclusion based on what we have, especially given that this is a company that has been known to undercharge in their currency conversions for other countries and understand the price ceilings for certain goods, doesn't feel like a satisfactory conclusion.
Oh and since I have your initial post up in another tab to read through yet again to really get into this, what's with this "it's a video game, come on guys" nonsense? You're kinda reminding me of this:
So long as everyone is in respectable limits and keeps themselves in line, enthusiasm should never be dampened because one person finds something more trivial than another does. I can't for the life of me understand why people love watching sports as opposed to playing them, but I'll be damned to [parasitic bomb] on their parade with the equivalent of your comment towards the people who are happy for a new Legends game. ("I know the Knicks just made the playoffs for the first time in like ever, but seriously guys, it's just basketball, come on.")
Last, but not least, I think this one should really go without saying, but 10 years worth of time off to pop back up in this day and age and you have worries about Legends 3 not being up to par with modern games? That's the last thing on my mind personally, Capcom's gonna knock this one out of the park, the only question I have currently is how far it's going to go.