So this game is unapologetically an old school Zelda game (specifically the original Zelda game). Does this type of game still work in this day and age of developers basically holding your hand in open world type games? It's my understanding that there will be points in this game where you won't really know where to go next and will have to explore. This is very different from Infamous, for example as I'm currently replaying it, in which there is a way point for where to go for the next story type mission. I'm interested in this game and I think I will pick it up, but I'm curious if others are really interested in this game or if it's a little too "hard core" for this day and age. Also, if you are picking it up, have you been playing video games for a long time or are you a newer gamer? I have a feeling this game will be more popular for people who have some old school zelda nostalgia.
Will this game sell?
This game will probably be worth getting regardless of whether is sells. Regardless, it's getting a fair amount of press and any/all (p)reviews I've seen have been positive. It is likely the publisher will be happy with sales figures.
The real question-- why do you care if a game sells? It has little bearing on the game being a worthwhile experience (esp. single player games).
I've been gaming for a long time but I didn't get into Zelda until The Wind Waker so I have a lot of experience in gaming but I'm not nostalgic for 8-bit adventure games. That said, this game really excites me. Aside from the excellent presentation. the game seems to have a great attitude which the Quick Look supports.
All that, combined with a $40 price tag, makes it an easy sell for me.
" I finished it soon after getting it, I didn't find anything relating to the gameplay - "hardcore". It's nostalgia driven JRPG fare that will appeal primarily to fans of the genre, but hopefully many others also. I hope it does because it is a good game. "Awwwwwww. Damn. I was hoping it would have some of that Demon's Souls replayability.
My local Hastings only got one copy in and the dude had to look for it for like a half hour before he came back to the front with it. It certainly won't sell if stores don't fucking carry it. I should call Walmart and see if they ended up getting many.
edit: Walmart had zero. Something makes me think it didn't sell out.
" My local Hastings only got one copy in and the dude had to look for it for like a half hour before he came back to the front with it. It certainly won't sell if stores don't fucking carry it. I should call Walmart and see if they ended up getting many. edit: Walmart had zero. Something makes me think it didn't sell out. "It's an Atlus game, they never sell crazy copies and places like Walmart or Target won't usually carry it. Why? Because it's not a FPS or a big name title. As much as I hate Gamestop, they are a blessing if you are a fan of lesser known developers. Atlus is one of my favorite developers and a lot of the time I have to preorder from Gamestop to be guaranteed a copy. Either that or use Amazon.com.
But, as for the title of this thread, will the game sell? Yeah, it will sell. It's not going to sell crazy amounts, but the Atlus faithful and a handful of new fans will latch on. You need to think smaller with these types of games...they won't compete with the Modern Warfares of BioShocks, but they will do well on their own.
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