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:
- 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.
- Japan Whaling Ban “An Attack on Japanese Culture!”:
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.
- Seitokai Yakuindomo Nipple Exposure Climax:
I’m down for it getting a third myself, but personally I kinda got tired of the humor. After a while you can see exactly where the jokes are going for the most part and it stops being as funny. When it is funny, it is really funny though.
- Fate/stay night 2014 PV Arrives:
Here’s hoping it’s NOT heaven’s feel. That one’s too long, too grimdark, and Sakura’s just not a good heroine. I wouldn’t mind a new route altogether that picked and chose some from all 3 routes, since even HF has some awesome moments in it. I do think that although it was pretty decent, UBW got a bit hosed storyline wise with that movie.
- Ufotable’s Fate/stay night “Best Fate Yet!?”:
Hoping it’s not HF cuz, bleh Sakura. I’d love a full series version of UBW or a remake of Fate, since the original anime wasn’t exactly well produced. HF and it’s overlong melodrama can stay in the VN.