It was more like "So when we getting it?" to "OMFG we BETTER get the Limited Edition! Or I SWEAR!" and here we are now "Nope, no thanks. I'm sending hate mail cuz we're are not getting a disc or more importantly the Limited Edition. I'm boycotting NOA!!!" Ughh this is why I hate limited editions. They corrupt the modern day gamers.
I've said this before and I'll say this again, those who really care about the series will support the digital only NA release. Those who b***h and moan about it never really cared about the game to begin with and dont really want it. With this attitude there will be no next Fatal Frame in NA, it will be Japan and PAL exclusive..... AGAIN. NOA are giving us a chance to prove to them that we really care about the series and we really want future games localized. How? Buy the game off eShop and rate it 5 stars without a second thought. Thats how. Those in PAL regions can do this with the retail version too.
Yes I agree it is embarrassing, makes me not want anything to do with the fandom anymore and wait for somebody like Gab to tweet or make a video of the next game being announced. If we dont get the next Fatal Frame it will be THEIR FAULT not NOA. They have NOBODY to blame but themselves for not supporting the official release when the chance was given.
Okay, I wasn't going to quote anyone about this at first, but seeing your signature change has just made it an itch that I have to scratch. And I want to start by saying this is not a personal attack, so please do not take it that way. I just want to point somethings out that I think you are overdecorating and maybe clarify some things.
Firstly, I know there are people who are calling for boycotts and some of them even posted on Operation Zero's facebook/twitter. The people running it and the majority of people assisting are not supporting this attitude, and they are calling it out when it pops up. Boycotting doesn't help. It just doesn't. Operation Zero is not calling for boycotts. They are trying to get people to show they want Fatal Frame over here as a true retail release because people are willing to pay for one, and some people have legitimate concerns about digital only releases. They are active customers, not whiners, and it isn't fair to label everyone as such just because they haven't resigned themselves to a digital only release. Most of the people involved aren't even calling for the Limited Edition set the UK is getting, just a physical copy. It is perfectly fine to be satisfied with a digital only release, and it is also perfectly fine to let the company know you are willing to pay for a physical copy.
Secondly, if NOA is so petty and unprofessional that they can't distinguish the random ragers on the internet from people expressing interest in their product, NOA and their customers and their games are all in serious trouble. If you want to stay afloat as a company, you can't look at a place like tumbler that operates in extreme views of everything and assume that the world revolves around it. This is the internet. Rage happens, everywhere. You have to be able to recognize it and compartmentalize it.
And that brings me to my next point about what I have in bold from your statement. It is NOA's fault if this does badly over here. They have done next to nothing to show it exists. If the few ragers are enough to put a dent in the sales, then it isn't selling enough to be worth NOA's time anyways. I'd love to blame the haters for anything wrong with this, because they are frustrating and awful to listen to, but in reality they don't make that much of an impact in the scale that they are in. If haters were the ultimate force behind failing games, Silent Hill would not have made it past the sequel. Heck, the complaining about that series gets worse and worse each time, and yet they keep making games and bringing them over here. And that IS an abusive fanbase.
Calling for a physical copy to be released =/= not supporting the game. It isn't inherently ungrateful, though I feel like “grateful” is often confused with “relieved.” I plan on buying it even if it is a digital only release, but that doesn't mean I don't want a physical copy. And NOA isn't going to know that unless people tell them. I mentioned before that I called their support line and asked if there was a possibility at all that it would get a physical copy over in the US. The woman I talked to said that it has not been decided as Eshop only at this time. She also said to encourage others to call and express interest if they want a physical copy released over here!
I don't think this game will sell like hotcakes over here. No Horror game really does. But I don't think this is going to fail over here either, and it certainly won't fail because people tweeted/called in to show interest in it. Games fail when they go unnoticed. Or are just terrible, but I really don't think this is the case here.
I know that went on a long time to get to my final point, and I apologize for the length. I just think that while there are a few sore spots out there, this isn't a bad fanbase. Out of what pops up for this series, I see far, far more support & passion for it than I ever do people hating on it for whatever reason. I don't want anyone to lose sight of that because there a few troublemakers that get mixed in. Love and Happiness and Crimson Butterflies. Sorry for the wall of text.
Edited by Clarelis, 04 September 2015 - 09:50 PM.
Such order in the midst of chaos makes me woozy and disoriented.