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I hope that this sells well, and that they re-port Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, as well as release the first half of that game, Innocent Sin, since that was never released in English, because you could summon (or talk to) Hitler. Yes, I know that a fan translation of Innocent Sin is out, but it's still not a proper re-port, and doesn't have all the new stuff that's in this.
Oh, that and I hope that this doesn't have the input/visual lag that most remade PS1 games have when played via PSP. That would suck.
To answer the question, I think my preference for the Japanese language track, and the fact that I don't have a 360, will dictate my purchase. That said, it's not like FFXIII PS3 won't have trophies, right? *crosses fingers*
I'm still a bit miffed that they never brought Front Mission 5 across the pond, but any Front Mission is better than no Front Mission.
Fairly well. The original campaign of NWN2 was competent, but the real gem was the story of the Mask of the Betrayer expansion. Best since Torment, really. Storm of Zehir used a lot of P&P style elements, but the story was very thin compared to the others.
As for comparisons to Oblivion, it's nothing like Oblivion. The Witcher uses its engine, and most of the bugs have been ironed out.
It really is eastern Europe and Eurasia that seems to be keeping the fires burning for old-school PC development, isn't it? The Witcher, Drakensang, Men of War, and a bunch of other titles just come out and then blow the socks off of the few folks with enough courage to play a title that isn't backed up by a multimillion dollar hype engine.
It really depends on the game. I suppose the real line between expansion packs and DLC at this point is presence at retail (i.e. none with some exceptions), and quantity/quality of content.
For example, Operation Anchorage and The Pitt for FO3 are DLC for their lack of size and retail presence, but Shivering Isles and Storm of Zehir for Oblivion/NWN2 are definitely expansion packs. A line-straddler in the case of Oblivion would probably be Knights of the Nine, whose size is closer to The Pitt and does not include an all-new campaign or areas. KotN also had no retail presence except as a DLC compilation.
Despite my preference for digital distribution these days I hope that DLC or compiled DLC continues to have a retail presence, if only for reasons of preservation and the used market. You can't distribute DLC (without pirating it), but you can sell an expansion pack/DLC compilation to a friend.