For the record, Gaijinworks has been around for a while, though they haven't done anything TOO significant compared to Working Designs since inception.
Yeah, I know, I guess I was going for a more flashy title.
I knew that Working Designs was a known name, and that Gaijinworks is relatively unknown because they haven't exactly been active... until.
What a way to pop back into the scene, I say!
Yeah, my feelings pretty well resonate with yours. Glad to see you're a part of it, too. It'd send a very, very nice message to the industry if this succeeds. I wouldn't say I'm desperately hoping for the game. But looking forward to it, nonetheless. Especially with all my bonus stuff. "Not desperately" doesn't mean I'm not heavily looking forward to a nice gigantic box of anime jRPG game goodness flooding my mailbox.
Also, I doubt most SomethingAwful goons would agree(I guess that only popped into my head since SpaceDrake is a Something Awful user. I don't think I have much in common with their culture, to be entirely honest, no offense to SpaceDrake), but I found it a somewhat interesting novelty that Class of Heroes is one of the few jRPGs with actually heavily anthropomorphic or "furry" characters in it. Japanese media doesn't exactly seem to be super fond of such character designs, furries or animal people or whatever you'd call them, as Western cartoon makers. For whatever reason, I'm not sure. Not beyond adding ears and a tail to a girl, at least. It might draw flames to me for saying this, but again, I think it's an interesting novelty about the game since the design is so rare in Japan. I'm not a furry, I just think that variety is the spice of life, you know.
There's also always going to be one of those times when one is in the mood for a super dungeon crawlery dungeon crawler. And it's and itch these two games can definitely scratch. So yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to it in its own ways. It's just no game of the year, or anything. And definitely something that goes well beside Etrian Odyssey copies.
All the more amazing if this Kickstarter can succeed. Not only to "Gaijinworks", but the annals of Kickstarter in video game history. Surely a lot of other companies would take note and possibly start doing the same thing.
I also missed out on a lot of good Working Designs back in the day. Mostly because I was a teenager, depending on parental income instead of my own. That goes for games in general. As a kid, I managed to spend a couple hundred dollars a year on games. Now I often spend that much a month, especially given how much catching up I have to do.
If they can prove that making an awesome deluxe version for a non-so-well-known JRPG sequel can be financially viable, imagine what could happen with a game that more people want!
Indeed. Very well put.