I mean I know nothing about the guy you're quoting, but in this case it's actually a pretty reasonable concern given the nature of the Trails/Kiseki series and it's heavy continuity. I don't think it'd be impossible for a newcomer to jump in here and enjoy the game and get a general understanding, but it's absolutely not recommended with this series
I'm pretty sure Falcom burned every bridge they had. They'll just give the script to every buyer that wants in.
Switch owners can be people who have played on PC or Vita. It's not like all of those games were available on PS4, either (and in Japan the PS4 ports of I & II didn't come out until after III).
It's not like there's a single platform that got all of the Trails games available on it. This line of argument is always bizarre to me - do you think people only ever buy hardware of a single manufacturer? Especially for games like Trails that are targetting more of a niche crowd I'd assume that ownership of multiple consoles is high.
Well without a PC you're already having to play without the context of 3 of the games even on the PS4, it's just how Falcom rolls outside Japan
So what all games provide context then?
Ah, you got a point, forgot about PSV. Yeah, makes sense of them to go after that audience, especially as a fair amount of PSV fans ended up on Switch.Porting Cold Steel 1 and 2 would be up to XSEED, I assume.
And don't forget people like me who played the first two games on Vita and would prefer to continue the game on a handheld system rather than playing it on PS4. It's one of the reasons I didn't pick up CS3 yet.
NF haven't embraced anything that's not called PlayStation. It's NISA that has embraced Switch.
Nobody who would be making a trails OT would ever say this lol. But hey, it's probably not the absolute worst starting point in the series lol. At the very least it's easier to start with this one than say, Cold Steel II lol
What did they do?
Yeah, and a bunch of returning characters too. Obviously the cast of the first two cold Steel games is most prominent here compared to the sky and crossbell characters, but even those have a few who play major roles.
On the bright side, hopefully this means they're outsourcing the PC version. Less of a chance of them doing a repeat of the Ys VIII job this way.
I mean is it just the trails in the sky and cold steel games that need to be played?
Fair, lol. A frustratingly broken PC port would probably be more annoying than no PC port at all.
I mean yea you can 'play' it but without at least 1and 2 as a base the story is entirely meaningless because it relies extremely heavily on events and character interactions in 1-2.
NISA had a sweeter deal (ports to other systems) and XSeed couldn't compete. it's more Falcom chose the publisher that could get their games on more systems. XSeed doesn't have the bandwidth to do Switch ports in addition PC ports
Ideally you'd want to play the two crossbell games (Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki) as well before III, but you'd need to rely on fantranslations for those. A far better fan translation of Zero should be coming very soon and Ao's current fan translation is decent enough, but no official localization is in sight any time soon
Ah, I thought it was an actual falling out, not "they will give us more money" which happens all the time.
I mean I still expect a PC port to come eventually, but yeah it's weird this was announced firstGee thanks NISA. Really cool to support the series on PC for years and instead of getting the newest entry they port it to the platform with no other games in the series so they'll be thrown into the middle of everything and have all the other games spoiled for them.
This release seems to be meant for the Vita crowd more than the Nintendo crowd TBH. Most of the Vita niche development has transitioned to Switch.
Because of that.Gee thanks NISA. Really cool to support the series on PC for years and instead of getting the newest entry they port it to the platform with no other games in the series so they'll be thrown into the middle of everything and have all the other games spoiled for them.