Originally Posted by Draikin 2
I understand that. And obviously it's Sega who makes the decisions anyway, and they're in a much better position to know what is or isn't possible. I'm just disappointed by the sudden alteration of what seemed to be a list of three games that the majority agreed upon. And it seems others agree, but they don't want make a fuss about it because it would ruin the chances of the petition. Something I understand, especially after the time I spent posting on Sega's own forum to get their community to participate in the petition. While TaroYamada could easily alter the petition to include VC back in to the main list (and simply have 4 titles), something tells me that's unlikely to happen, despite how much the support the game got in the Twitter campaign and the original thread. And I don't want to end up in a position where I'm accused of trying to ruin the fan effort.
I guess now that the petition turned out the way it did, the best thing Valkyria Chronicles fans can do now is sign the petition and ask for the game specifically in the comments. Hopefully, they're still motivated to do so, despite the game being removed from Grief's original three choices.
I want to note the bolded, though of course it's reasonable from the vantage point of the petition writer to guess what's most reasonable. And secondly, if the point behind the petition is the selection of low hanging fruit, why choose three titles at once? The idea of low hanging fruit is in the interest of expedience - unless these are all contracted out at once (unlikely) I don't suppose they'll all be quick jobs once approved. We would probably be waiting a year before Sega has satisfactory data points on first choices, and in the meantime the -other- choices cease to exist as a relevant part of the movement. Besides, even as someone who supports the biggest of longshots, it's unreasonable to think Sega is going to just-so connect the dots unless they explicitly express that this is something they may pursue. We would be looking at ports becoming "viable" years
down the line for something like VC. And if the ports fail commercially, those who abdicated their wishes in the interests of what they saw as pragmatism now lost their chance.
The decision to choose titles has splintered the movement and I don't think this is all that debatable, since at its inception the sentiment was clearly general and not about specific titles to choose as representative of the movement. This is even reflected in some of the signature reasons posted, which include people asking for Persona, Jet Set Radio Future, and Shenmue among other things. But if a constraint were necessary, the primary determinant should have been fan demand. That being said, I don't begrudge the success of this movement (I can't rain on the parade, the movement is beyond any one person at this point,) and I don't need a response to this or anything, but in spite of the good intentions behind the campaign I have issues with how it's evolved. Besides, I wouldn't do so, as more games for more people, the better.
Originally Posted by Nillansan
We aren't asking for all the games to be released simultaneously, are we now? SEGA has ported a lot games over the years - even some rather unexpected titles such as Viking: Battle for Asgard and House of the Dead, I am sure that they can allocate a small group of developers to do a few more.
See, over the years. a port now for something like VC would have been opportune, as the franchise is merely in the doldrums. In a couple of years, it is dead.
Originally Posted by SpikedGunner
Something I may have missed in the discussion, but any reason Resonance of Fate isn't included as a candidate?
Quite a few people initially did want Resonance of Fate. Resonance of Fate was made with the "first generation" or iteration of tri-Ace's ASKA engine, designed for PS3, 360, and
PC development. The same thing they used for Infinite Undiscovery and I think Star Ocean 4. They've since demoed a second generation a couple of years ago but I don't believe anything came of it, and I don't believe the 2nd ASKA engine was used for the FFXIII sequels.