Why you didn't buy PSCD?

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Why you didn't buy PSCD ?

I don't like art style
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59%
I don't like the card gameplay
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13%
I don't like the sci-fi setting
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7%
I don't like the writing
8
9%
other (please specify)
12
13%
 
Total votes: 92

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Espurr » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:56 pm

I'll honestly buy it. I just haven't got around to it yet with paying back student loans, surviving and saving up for Fallout 4 DLC, XCOM 2 etc etc. I don't know what could be a contributing factor to the stagnating sales. Personally I have bought most of your games on release and play them until every achievement is done. I don't see why other people like me(returning customers) would treat PSCD any differently compared to say; Heileen, Roommates and Planet Stronghold 1. They all had niché playstyles that didn't neccessarily cater to everyone.
In regards to fanservice; the Sakura Spirit franchise is very popular on Steam for its blatant fanservice and "japanese waifu" syndrome. Despite it, most of the people I know who played them either pirated it because they didn't want to spend money on a "porn game" or didn't get any lasting impact from the game because the stories are often rather cliché.
Just my two cents, anyways. Best of luck to you dear creator of wonderful games.
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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by jack1974 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:10 pm

Thanks!
It seems really that I've underestimated the issue of "too many good games released recently" and the poor finances status. Don't worry I understand completely since I've been in that situation too.
Regarding the fanservice idea, IF I really make it, I would do it in a such absurd way that it would be more on the fun side, than sexy. Like Roommates, but even worse :lol:

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Katicflis » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:23 pm

Haha. Just make a porn game already if youre gonna go fanvervicey! Sexy games do sell well. One of the best parts of Loren was the steamy romances. I VERY rarely go for 'all the romances' but I pretty much did for Loren. >.>

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Pace675 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:56 pm

Heh you already know my feelings on PSCD's art, do not like at all, hence my doubts about purchasing Roger Steele, you stated that the art from is better this time around (I am still doubtful but giving you the benefit of doubt here and is awaiting more art before deciding), but I have seen good artist change their style depending on what is needed for that story.

For example same artist:
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One is more raw and works well within the story, the other is more polished and again works with that story too. I will be buying both those games on day one, even support the artist through patreon ^_^

Let us compare PS art (Which is one of my all time favorites and PSCD) The difference is jarring it is day and night. With spin offs people do tend to expect things to remain fairly similar. I understand that the previous artist was slower than molasses in winter, but I would have been willing to wait longer and pay more for the same art quality. I even understand why you want a quicker development time, it lowers costs keeps money coming so you can keep development going and the lights on, with a few good meals in-between XD .

I am almost half tempted to, hmm. Well you could think of an alternate sprite pack for PSCD, to see if it was the art. (Yah I know that is a lot of work and costs A LOT for seeing if it is the character art or not)

It is to early to glean any information from this poll as of yet due to the small sample size, but if the trend does continue, I would say I rest my case.

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by jack1974 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:11 pm

While I didn't think PSCD art would have been such an issue (I mean OK, some people didn't like it, but it wasn't BAD, just different from usual manga) one of the main reasons I was able to finish PSCD so quickly was the artist, together with the writer.

Anyway, of course if the art is really the problem, I won't use this artist (or this art style, painted art) again in future since even if I personally I like it (and many other people too) I need to think at the overall picture :)

Roger Steel as you know had another artist, but even that one wasn't able to keep working on it and quit. Sometimes stuff happens, it's not like I can pay to have 3-4 versions of all the characters/CGs of a game!! :lol: However since I have the old sprites of the main cast already done, I could perhaps allow players to choose the two styles (the CGs though will be done only in the PSCD artist style). That's a possibility.

Just for my curiosity, what you think of an art style like Vinegaria (Moacube's artist) ? that is better? (I think is amazing but at this point I wonder about my tastes haha).

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Pace675 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:20 pm

jack1974 wrote:While I didn't think PSCD art would have been such an issue (I mean OK, some people didn't like it, but it wasn't BAD, just different from usual manga) one of the main reasons I was able to finish PSCD so quickly was the artist, together with the writer.

Anyway, of course if the art is really the problem, I won't use this artist (or this art style, painted art) again in future since even if I personally I like it (and many other people too) I need to think at the overall picture :)

Roger Steel as you know had another artist, but even that one wasn't able to keep working on it and quit. Sometimes stuff happens, it's not like I can pay to have 3-4 versions of all the characters/CGs of a game!! :lol: However since I have the old sprites of the main cast already done, I could perhaps allow players to choose the two styles (the CGs though will be done only in the PSCD artist style). That's a possibility.

Just for my curiosity, what you think of an art style like Vinegaria (Moacube's artist) ? that is better? (I think is amazing but at this point I wonder about my tastes haha).
Nice compromise, and if that is the case, you Roger Steele is back on must buy list, and me poking you is it ready yet? I haz money! :P

As in http://vinegaria.com/ ? absoluty goregous....
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This artist....hire them noa! XD

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Svanhildr » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:26 pm

I voted on other since I will eventually buy it but not for a month or more since I've been on a shopping spree. I don't mind the art, setting, gameplay nor writing.
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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by jack1974 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:27 pm

I actually spoke to Vinegaria in the past and was considering using her for an horror game. But of course depends on her availability, etc. So for now nothing is official :)

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by Pace675 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:29 pm

jack1974 wrote:I actually spoke to Vinegaria in the past and was considering using her for an horror game. But of course depends on her availability, etc. So for now nothing is official :)
Now. This. Is. The. Biggest. Tease. Ever. Not. Fair. Jack!

Mystery game, in the background, mate you are evil, and horror story, color me intrigued!

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Re: Why you didn't buy PSCD?

Post by kadakithis » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:36 pm

I didn't vote because I bought the game, but I will admit I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did because the premise kinda bored me, so setting. Also if I was buying, I would not have gotten it if I did not get the first one. I think Season of the Wolf was a good title because sequels always pressure the consumer and make them feel they need to get the others and that can be a major tipping point. (look at the recent games that try to avoid the number label)

Also PS was an older game so many of the people who originally bought it may not still be watching? Finally, I get that the overall line means going back to other styles, but I just want to say that I felt PSCD's art was the best I have ever seen in your games.

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