KC_MCDOHL wrote:I think your missing the big picture here. Mr. Komuta didnt exactly make his own game instead of a Suikoden game. Konami wanted him to lead an RPG project for the DS, which is what he did. It was Konami's decision to slap Suikoden on the title at a later date. Your making it sound like he ordered Konami to make Teirkries and then ordered them to make it part of the Suikoden world so he could change Suikoden to what he wanted. He may have pushed for Tierkreis to be a Suikoden game but I dont think the blame soley rests on him. I think its naive to believe so.
Mr. Komuta was then simply trying to defend his actions with words, which you cant blame him for really. He was trying to give the game some selling power prior to release. He wouldn't be doing his job properly otherwise.
You have to remember also that Konami are well aware of Tierkreis reaction amongst fans, both inside and outside of Japan. I highly doubt they are going to continue with Komuta's vision of Suikoden after that ...especially when considering that Tierkreis was not originaly meant to be a Suikoden.
Also, Mr komuta has come a long way since then. I have spoken to him alot over the past 10 months, and please bare this in mind, he has often told me that he now wishes to respect fans opinions regarding the Suikoden series. He also said he would use me as a reference to what Western fans really want. I should also add that he used a Japanese/English dictionary so he could read, and reply to, my emails.
That, to me, shows not only dedication to the fan base but also a willingness to make things right.
That is not what has been represented. Konami wanted him to make a proper Suikoden game and he resisted, simply because he wanted to do his own vanity project.
He wasn't doing his job in the first place because he didn't make a proper Suikoden game.
How generous of him that he now wants to respect the wishes of fans, after Tierkreis was the worst selling Suikoden game.
Only problem is, he still isn't doing it.
The only thing that is going to make things right is having someone in charge of the series that actually cares about it.
Not Komuta. If he wants to do original IPs, great, we need more of those. But he needs to be removed from whatever his position to do with this new fraud Suiko game is.
Darkbeat wrote:Konami aren't going to listen to wrathful complaints from people who would fire their members of staff. Nor should they.
Yes, because holding hands in a circle and singing "Kumbaya" is going to get us a canon Suikoverse game.