- Oct 29, 2017
Ah yes, Erdrick the shill pick.
Can't wait to buy DQ III.
I think what some people mean by “shill” pick, that even I referred to, is that Erdrick would be here mainly for SE to try to shove DQ down the market outside of Japan and try to make it an even bigger multi million franchise.Well, obviously we are getting that DQIII remake for the Switch, ya know?
It’s one thing to try to make a franchise bigger on your own, like SE could’ve just advertised upcoming DQ games better and present it to gamers outside of Japan to get them interested. I mean, the US has shown time and time again that there is a lot of success for RPGs, and they actually did succeed before with DQ8.
But when the reason for inclusion in Smash was basically promotion, it rubs off the wrong way in a lot of people’s eyes.
Smash is supposed to be a celebration apparently, but I honestly can’t agree when people keep throwing out, “oh, but DQ is iconic” or “oh DQ is the grandfather of RPG”, because if we were to go by that leak, none of that mattered and the tipping point was basically a financial opportunity.
Although, I’m hoping I’m wrong and that it was Sakurai and Nintendo that went up for chracters and that they agreed on DQ for the series legacy and SE joined along for the ride. But at the same time, there are other characters that I would rather see that would generally make a bigger splash like Geno and Sora. Geno would be a big deal if you’re going by how Geno’s inclusion would be entirely due to the passion of fans and the creator coming as one. Sora is pretty obvious.
@tehponycorn’s 3 BIG RPGs and @Shishœ’s Japan demand for DQ be damned. The former is literally an arbitrary quota that is based on one country that I doubt anyone cared about and the latter is as vague as you can get in terms of DQ’s popularity and how it relates to Smash since we don’t even know if Erdrick would be someone they would go all over for.