Bebpo: "ToPX Narikiri Dungeon is basically a mothership Tales in the same way ToD R was on the PS2."Grimmy said:How am I changing the topic? If you see my post above, I'm challenging the notion that Nakiriki Dungeon X is somehow a "mothership" game suddenly. If they spent 4x the staff to remake a game that originally sold 139,000 copies, packaged with a game they milked to death already, and somehow expect to get much, much bigger sales, then they are fools. A remake of a spinoff IS a spinoff and not suddenly a mothership game - regardless of budget and even quality, and I don't see how Namco could change this perception, even with a ton of marketing. As I stated above, a) the Tales team put their effort on the wrong spinoff series.
And even their PSP audience got sick of Namco milking the series by releasing PS2 port after PS2 port - I can't blame them for the "embarrassing lows" of those port sales. Just look at Bepbo's Tales collection - even such a big fan like him didn't bother getting the Tales of Rebirth and Tales of Destiny 2 PSP ports. Somehow blaming the PSP audience as "not being there for a mothership-like game" is disingenuous, and I stand by it.
Developer effort wise this statement is true. Sales wise this developer effort was not worth it. Publishing wise Bandai Namco completely dropped the balls on this one with the idiotic inclusion of a tweaked port-port-port (in which the NDX developer was not involved) and giving it this much room in the marketing. What the PSP audience keeps buying are the RM games, so those will keep coming. Single player story focussed games repeatedly fared comparatively bad on both portable systems, so those won't come anymore.