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why does squenix keep putting shitty as-is mobile ports on steam? chrono trigger sitting at "mostly negative" within hours

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  • 02/27/2018 08:18 PM

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kentona
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mostly money, probably.

E:
this is a PC port of the mobile game, which was a port of the DS game, which was a port of the Playstation game, which was a port of the SNES game.
Sooz
Look, if you set a sheep on fire and hurl it with a trebuchet, naturally it's going to die.
4225
For the same reason spam emails put in only the lowest amount of effort: There's less money put in, and enough people are uncritical and spend money on it that they make a profit.
meanwhile some free fan project 5 years in the making gets shut down by legal threats
They made a quick buck for this shitload of fuck
Unannounced port comes out of nowhere and no UI shown in the Steam screenshots.

They know what they did.
author=kentona
E:
this is a PC port of the mobile game, which was a port of the DS game, which was a port of the Playstation game, which was a port of the SNES game.

It's ports all the way down.
Clearly this must be why CT wasn't included on the SNES Classic
The thing that gets me is that you didn't really have to do anything extra to port this, leave the filters alone keep the pixel aspect ratio good and it's a passable straight port at best. I guess the phone -> PC mouse interface is pretty shit so it takes effort to undo that.

https://twitter.com/thatsmytrunks/status/968534796816343044?s=20
that twitter links a "widescreen" prototype and that looks awful too! Is pillarboxing so anathema to some people?
Is pillarboxing so anathema to some people?

unfortunately, yes, a lot of people will shriek incoherently at any amount of unused screenspace
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5146
Well, they fired all the people who care about the company and replaced them with people who plan to be gone in a year. So they aren't particularly concerned with the backlash or the damage to the company's reputation, only with this quarter's sales, which go up the more things they release.
unity
You're magical to me.
11059
Yeah, the Squaresoft I once loved is long dead and this is just another attempt to wring cash from its corpse ;_;
kentona
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author=LockeZ
Well, they fired all the people who care about the company and replaced them with people who plan to be gone in a year. So they aren't particularly concerned with the backlash or the damage to the company's reputation, only with this quarter's sales, which go up the more things they release.

that sounds very american style
Sooz
Look, if you set a sheep on fire and hurl it with a trebuchet, naturally it's going to die.
4225
I think it's the eventual endgame of capitalism.

author=bicfarmer
meanwhile some free fan project 5 years in the making gets shut down by legal threats


To be overly fair to them, there's a kind of problem in copyright law where you need to enforce your personal copyright claims or else you risk having less control over future uses. It's sort of a wiggly area, but I can't blame a company for wanting tight control on their property, even though that also ends up being super douchey to fans. It's a really sticky question, because there's no 100% right answer on either side.
Basically allowing someone to use your IP unofficially runs the risk of opening the floodgates for other to legally do the same. There are numerous companies that actively look for loopholes like this, hence why tobyfox had to impose merch restrictions when Undertale first blew up, for instance.
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