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For years now, many gamers have wondered what Sega's plans are concerning their back catalogue of games. We've seen a few brands rise from their graves, like OutRun and Ecco the Dolphin, but there's growing concern about the future of two of their premier RPG series: The Shining games and Phantasy Star. Where are they going? Will we ever see new entries in the classic style? Join Ken as he rants and raves about the changes made to both of these beloved franchises in our feature Sega: Shaking the Tree or Burning Bridges? (http://www.sega-16.com/2005/11/sega-shaking-the-tree-or-burning-bridges/).
11-29-2005, 12:05 AM
Yeah. . .
I miss the True Phantasy Star and Shining Styles.
While PSU will finally take the single player mode into consideration, it's still short of what a true Kodama Phantasy could be.
As nice as current endevors are, it's still wrong to show such disregard for roots.
On another note...
You must REALLY be loving Dragon Quest VIII to sneak in yet another blurb against those that dislike it.
I haven;t tried it yet, but I've heard disconcerning things about it. Having recently gotten into the Megaten Series, I can see the relevance.
Other RPG franchises have done SOMETHING to set themselves appart from the template that DQ invented.
That is why it's being panned.
Revenge of Joe Musashi
11-29-2005, 11:19 AM
Funny enough I remember that article. I wonder if any of that info was actually true especially the Konami one since Nintendo had them under that third party exclusivity clause. The Captain Commando Mega CD game is true because i remember reading about that rumour in the Japanese Megadrive magazine MegaFan and there was a big possiblity that Capcom was ready to go on to megadrive as early as 91 where they was apparently going to produce Streetfighter 2 for the Mega CD ,of course it couldn't have happened. The only game to actually appear on the Mega CD was NEXT GENERATION, and Chopper Command.
Good feature,thumbs up from me.
On a side note it does appear that Sega have given up on certain franchises and are shopping them around to western developers to tackle if certain news are to be believed. On this list was STREETS OF RAGE,SHINOBI,NIGHTS,HOUSE OF THE DEAD and GOLDEN AXE. I can't believe that sega needs any resurrection on HOTD since that is still going strong with the recent fourth title. It does make you wonder though.
11-29-2005, 01:48 PM
Basically... Yeah, I've felt that way for a long time. Which is why I say screw Sega and stick with the games that actually worked.
I'm no way interested in the new Phantasy Star games. I want the og style games.
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