This one was written by Kyouki here of the message boards. Turned out quite excellently, too! Like a lot of Falcom games, it's surprisingly fun despite its simplicity, a lot of which has to do with the awesome music. I picked a good number of songs to put up, as these were my particular favorites. Yuzo Koshiro FTW and all.
You can get by without Japanese knowledge, as the menus and quests are very similar to the original DOS game. There are some extra options in the town, but they aren't necessary... just useful. There's a really excellent FAQ on gamefaqs for the DOS version, and you can use that to get by I would think.
Around the same sort of time, Sierra translated another Japanese platformer for western shores. It's called Zeliard, and it deserves an article!
I briefly played that through... legally grayish means... and it seemed pretty neat. Being a big fan of side-scrolling RPGs, it immediately appealed to me. But I didn't spend any time really getting into it.
Post by ahnslaught on Nov 19, 2006 23:57:19 GMT -5
I don't think of it as Cave not showing interest in the West; rather, I think it's the West not showing interest in them. Seriously, when's the last time a shooter was sold for full price on a console (even Gradius V sold for only $30), or, even better, when's the last time you saw an arcade in the West?
In that type of market, you can't blame a small, focused company like Cave to spend the money to 1) convert the game to a console and 2) bring over that game to the West, where it will sell for $10 like MLF2, as it makes no financial sense.