[quote=“Parn”]Working Designs didn’t have the resources to bring Grandia over anyways. It took them forever to localize Lunar on the PlayStation.
And Stolar never told gamers to go play PSX or N64. He said that Saturn wasn’t Sega’s future, which made 3rd party developers jump ship, a decision made by Sega of Japan and not Sega of America. Why do you think developers were reluctant to hop onto Dreamcast? Sega of Japan abandoned the Saturn way too soon, and pulled the plug instead of being content on riding in third place.
If Stolar was such an evil person, how in the hell did we get Shining Force 3 Scenario 1, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Burning Rangers?[/quote]
Of Course Working Designs had the resources to bring Grandia Over, We all know they never hit street date, but they had the resources .
Remind me why Saturn users jumped ship ? , because Twat?s like Bernie never brought the software over that?s why . What a way to get support and people behind SEGA, and its upcoming next machine , but effectively saying up yours to the 2 million Saturn users in the west , you?ve brought the wrong system, and we?re not going to back it anymore , buy a PS and N64 if it games you want. This at a time when SEGA image was mud in the streets after dumping on 32X users , Giving the impression that if a SEGA machine doesn?t take off , SEGA will dump it and just make a new console .
Soltar was a complete and utter idiot, his 5 star plan gave no chance to quirky RGP?s and 2D games coming to the West , and that was the strong point of the Saturn where it really out shone the PS
Sure SEGA lost the mainstream long before Bernie took over thank to Tom and the utter mess up that was the 32X , but it would have been so nice and set out a strong and powerful message if SEGA would have brought over the of Silhouette Mirage , Dragon Force II ect. Showing that SEGA sticks by it fans and it still ready and able to bring quality software over.,
To not bring over Grandia at the height of the FF7 hype was nothing more than a total screw up, and then to make matters worse Bernie pisses off one the SEGA better 3rd party supporters (and one of the few SEGA West 3rd party supporters full stop) and the only other corp that would bring the likes of Dragon Force II, Grandia II over.
Sure I?ve no time fro cry boy Vic, but his corp was my last hope and Bernie sh8t on it , this after noises coming from SEGA that they were looking into bringing Grandia over thierself’s . It wouldn?t have made any diff in sales , but it would have pleased the Saturn faithful , showed that SEGA stood by the fans , and if brough out with the likes of RSG, Street Fighter Vs X-Men given Saturn users some pleasure after being the butt of PS fanboy and the mainstream media press jokes. But no Bernie great plan gave us Corrier Crisis Instead
BTW . SEGA Japan backed the Saturn far longer than SEGA America ever did , that much is for sure , what was the point in briging out SF III Pt1, if you’re not going to conclude the trilogy. who made Saga, Burning Rangers ect , becasue it certainly wasn?t SEGA America or Europe that much is far sure . Thanks to those Babbons most of SEGA West Resources was put to 32X development , only for it all to go belly up.
And SEGA America and Europe to look totally ridiculous , by trying to get people to buy the consoles they spent the best part of a year taking down ?we Don?t expect to sell many Saturns?, 32X is the only mass Market next Gen machine .
Thanks for nothing Tom.
Thank Chirst there’s decent people at SEGA west these days , and it seems the SEGA Baboons have jumped ship and working at Microsoft these days