True & Honest Fan
They're turning the Fort Condor minigame into a full on SRPG side game and apparently the actual in game fight during Fort Condor in it's place is going to be a bunch of roided out enemies like Hellhouse and Elegor were.I can't imagine they'll show Zack being alive in part one and not follow it up right? I hope that's the case, though. I'm stupidly excited to see Cosmo Canyon remade.
From a Gameplay perspective it's not sounding bad, like they're changing some stuff but trying to balance it out so it makes sense. There's many gameplay aspects in the original that just would not fly today. Changing the genre mid game and making it a mandatory section like the original did for Fort Condor would not come across well today.
I think any shit with Zack might be handled the same way Intergrade is, they're going to be smaller side games.
You're not really left with a whole lot of options. XSeed lost both Ys and Legend of Heroes because they took eons to get out and were always riddled with trouble. NISA actually made the series be elevated from it's smaller status and they've become more well known because of them. If you don't go with NISA then that means you usually go with Atlus USA, people have the same complaints that Atlus does about NISA but Atlus commands a much higher premium for their services since they're a bigger company. Aksys is another option since they did Tokyo Xanadu but any type of major translation effort like that strains their resources pretty thin and Xanadu didn't do that well, so they're still hesitant. Ys8 despite it's initial botched translation wound up selling the best out of any of the Ys series.Ys is the series everybody heard of but no one ever played. VIII was also published by nisa, lot of the target demograpic has a hard "no buy" stance for everything those turds fuck up, which sadly includes Ys VIII since it had plenty of issues. unless the nips get their head out of their asses and look for a proper western publisher they don't really deserve any money, it's the only way to get the message across.
Really there's so few companies out there for bringing stuff over to the US and translating it when it comes to games. I mean unless you're looking at the larger companies like Capcom or Square Enix who can afford to publish stuff, but they're not really interested in smaller titles. Most of the Falcom RPGs get limited exclusivity deals which help in their development funding. So you need one of the platforms to invest in them first.