Alessandro (changegetta@inwind.it)
Sun, 10 Dec 2000 13:26:08 +0100


I can tell you it would be great to see Gundam in games for PC, but with the
coming of DC and PS2 the software developing homes (Bandai annd Banpresto,
first of all) will aim to this new consoles. Have you forgotten the Saturn
and PS, and their Gundam's games?Any of them weren't the maximum, we must
admit it, but they never went to be brought to computer. Do you really think
things will change? I'm not sure about this.
Alessandro

----- Original Message -----
From: Echo|Fox <echofox@wingzero.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 7:51 PM
Subject: [gundam] Gundam on PC in 2k1

> As I understand it, Japan is not into PC Gaming. Both your casual players
> and your hardcore players are almost strictly console, yes? Compare that
to
> North America, where most console gamers are casual gamers, with a
> percentage of them being hardcore games. PC gamers, on the other hand,
tend
> to be on the more hardcore side of things.
>
> This is of note because, AFAIK, only a handful of Gundam games have ever
> been released for PC, and none of them have been memorable. But, with
First
> Gundam bringing UC to North America next year, might we start to see some
PC
> games? The Gundam universe has so much potential on the PC platform,
> especially in terms of multiplayer. How about online Giren's Greed? How
> about a MechCommander like game where you control a squad of GM's or
Zaku's
> from a third person view, sending them on various missions? How about a
08th
> MS Team game using a MechWarrior style engine (hell, if editing tools are
> ever released, I want a 08th MS Team TC for MW4! It wouldn't be hard at
> all.)?
>
> Suffice to say the PC market is booming in North America and I'd be
> surprised if Bandai didn't take advantage of it. There's what, 330 million
> people or so in Canada and the US? That's a vastly bigger market than
Japan,
> and if they get some quality games out there it could make for some good
> times. Hell, do what LucasFilm did and just give the license to various
> talented groups and let them run with it (a la Verant making a massively
> multiplayer Star Wars game, and BioWare doing a role playing game in the
> Star Wars universe). There are some damned good development houses in
North
> America and they could bring us some truly kickass games with a license
like
> Gundam behind it. Only thing we need to remember is that the license isn't
> enough, you need a good Gundam game, not just a Gundam game.
>
> What say you all?
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