Virtual Console: Lack of RPGs

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  1. rdurbin
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    Anyone else notice the lack of RPGs on the Wii's Virtual Console. No Dragon warrior's, Final Fantasies, Breath of Fire, Chrono Trigger. Do they think RPG's wouldnt sell well on VC or what. For the most part they just have classic games, action, puzzle, arcade. Today's Release of Harvest Moon for SNES is at least getting closer, I guess. Yeah I know some of you are probably saying Zelda is an RPG. I really dont consider it one and I have the zelda collection that includes all the zelda on VC except for Link to the Past.
     
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    Probably just doing the obvious...cash cow shovelware. Toss it on the DS for $35-40 over the normal price and get all the fan/obsessed fanboys to buy it and make more money than a quiet ported cart game in digital form.

    I mean really FF4 and the DQ4-6 setup is a good sign of that as is.
     
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    You can play the snes rpg's using an emulator disc if you want
     
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    He meant in a non-thieving legitimate way.
     
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    wow, im surprised now. Phantasy Star II released on the Virtual Console. Not bad at all, I hope they release IV someday and possibly shining force.
     
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    but tons of this stuff has been remade for gba and is being remade for ds. but i think at least chrono trigger should be on VC
     
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    I'm really looking forward to when chronno trigger comes out on VC, I'll finally get into that game and hopefully recognize it's apparent genius.
     
  9. rdurbin
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    heh, I never noticed and I check every week on mon/tue.

    According to the RPG genre section there are 19 games

    Beyond Oasis, Breath of Fire II, Double Dungeons,Dragons Curse,Dungeon Explorer, Ghouls n Ghosts,Harvest Moon,Landstalker, Light Crusader,Neutopia,Neutopia II, Paper Mario,Phantasy Star II,Shining Force, Shining in the Darkess,Sword of Vermillion,The Dynastic Hero, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wonder Boy in monster world.

    Many of these games are not even RPG in my opinion. Anyone else find it wierd that Zelda 64 is an rpg but all the others are not? If anything zelda II should be the only zelda that an RPG. Ghouls n Ghosts?? RPG??? Oh well...
     
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    Two games at a time is horrible.
    Three games per week was bad enough!
    Whats next?
    Negetive five?

    Really, they should be shoveling twenty of these every other day. Esepcielly seeing as for the price you barely get squat.

    Especially if its an RPG, it should have all the manual's art plus extras in the guide.
    Not to mention soundtests and loads of fan extras.

    Instead we get a slapped together emulator's manual more or less and a lame savestate option.
    For a full five bucks?
    Gah, its alot of suck.

    I would probly end up buying Seiken Denetsu 3 if it was imported with english text. Though with emulators and the rom we already have that plus a three player hack.
    Nintendo is years behind what free emulators could do from the start.
    Much better when playing RPGs in my opion. What with some with really difficult points you can get stuck in :/
     
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    haha that is exactly what i'm going through.

    i've tried the emulators but i can't seem to get into it.
     
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    I think the problem with getting high grade RPG's on VC is the fact that the companies can make alot more money remaking them and putting them on a DS as a full cart. Most of the "RPG's" that are there already are the stuff nintendo made themselves and more of the low grade stuff that kinda sucks. Phantasy Star II coming out is a good sign but the phantasy star games are already on at least a PS2 sega game collection
     
  13. rdurbin
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    true, but it costs money to remake the games, even if you dont change anything at all. VC is just an emulator. These RPGs would make alot of money, I think. when the last time chrono trigger been remade....98,99. Mario RPG...never? Im sure most of the problem is Square-enix. I only see one game on VC from them. That game is Actraiser, not really an RPG and not really Square-enix, more like Enix
     
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    I doubt SE will put any FFs on VC though, they are always being remade and can easily sell way better without VC. Chrono Trigger will probably also be remade, much more money that way.