And Nippon Ichi is a well known Fortune 500 company of course. Or was it the other thing, a company barely anyone outside of some small niche (and a positively tiny one outside of Japan) has heard of.
What works for one company won’t work for another, and certainly a big company like SE can’t take the tactics of a dinky thing like NIS as a way to turn itself around. The same applies to just going “back to roots”–those games we loved so much were made 10-15 years ago, the market has changed significantly since then and games that have tried to imitate that formula have been selling less and less because there’s less demand.
I think what SE needs to do is focus more on making a few quality, big games with some more original IPs, and for real consoles rather than portables or mobile. Rather than try to recapture past magic, they need to adapt to today’s market, because it is leaving behind those too caught in the past.
Recent comments by SpideyPHL:
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You’re joking right? Tell me you’re joking.
- Top 20 Ideal Anime Sensei:
Not quite, there’s a new GTO drama airing right now, so him being ranked this low is unforgiveable. Incidentally, I work with teachers in Japan and know some who actually fit these personality types. One of the ones I worked with last year was a walking moe bomb.
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I can’t be the only one that’s just completely turned off by how ahegao seems to be in every hentai lately, to say nothing of how they’re all going so far into being graphic that it turns out being kinda gross. And this is coming from someone who’s “loved” hentai for nigh on 20 years, but I feel like I can’t really watch anything recent because it’s just loaded with this ahegao fulfill every disgusting fetish in one video attitude. I guess it’s what hentai is pushed to when ecchi BDs are …
- School Milk Banned “For Destroying Japanese Culture”:
I eat school lunches in Japan but I’m lactose intolerant, it’s actually quite annoying having to drink milk every time because I get the shits afterwards. Still, while the kids complain sometimes you can’t argue with the nutritional benefits, and milk’s good stuff! Also, I disagree that it’s so bad with white rice. Rice pudding’s milk based after all. That this was even considered, let alone got through, is pretty scary.
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I’m glad to see it. I’ve had whale here though, it’s delicious. I may care about the health of the oceans (if for no other reason than ensuring the food supply into the future) but I don’t blame them for doing it. It’s like a slightly fishy beef, awesome.