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SEGAtlus - How do you feel about the home of Sonic owning Atlus?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Dollow, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. Dollow

    Dollow Yevonite

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    It has been some time since it happened, I was wondering what is everyone's opinion of the SEGA acquisition of Atlus (which includes Atlus USA).

    I was personally a little shocked that SEGA wanted Atlus, and while SEGA was not my first choice for Atlus, I feel that it will at the end of the day was a wish choice for SEGA and Atlus as a whole.

    I am curious as what everyone feels about it, do like it? Hate it? Or just very "eh" about it.
     
  2. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    Could be a disaster in the sense that Sega ruins them. Could be great in the sense Atlus might have access to stuff like valkyria, shining, yakuza, 7th dragon, ect


    We dont know
     
  3. Zack

    Zack Somniac Staff Member Moderator Site Staff UFFSite Veteran

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    I think a lot of people's comments have been completely overblown. Sega has cited very understandable reasons for why Valkyria Chronicles 3 didn't come here (very few people bought the 2nd one and the PSP was already at death's door over here), and only some Sega rep said that they had no plans to localize Yakuza 5 - which basically means "Blah Blah Blah No Comment" in the grand scheme of things.

    Sega has done a great job with Relic and Creative Assembly. They could lean on each other for support in different markets, so I see no issues here.
     
  4. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    The bottom line is we have to wait and see
     
  5. Tsukiyomi

    Tsukiyomi Red Wings Commander

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    I made a remark about this in another thread. Basically i'm gad sega could aquire Atlus since Atlus can help pull in revenue. Likewise I am also worried they will get in the way of any potential Atlus imports. We'll have to wait and see though.
     
  6. Dollow

    Dollow Yevonite

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    I am not hoping for anything that is older that is in JP at this point, I am worried for the smaller games that get localized, and maybe the fighting game they bring like King of Fighters. My main hope this is that SEGA uses Atlus to bring games such as Phantasy Star Online 2 & Nova as well as Yakuza, but then I remember what happened with SEGA West as a whole.
     
  7. Varnis

    Varnis Yevonite

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    I'm still optimistic about this...Usually everyone I've talked to agrees that if Sega lets Atlus run their show as per usual...We've got nothing to worry about...and the possibility that Atlus can be used to localize a lot of Sega's recent 'not-yet-localized' games is also a another positive that could happen, but at the end of the day...both companies will do what's Best for Them.
     
  8. ShinGundam

    ShinGundam Yevonite

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    Nothing... But would be nice if they let Atlus USA localize Yakuza Isshin.
     
  9. APZonerunner

    APZonerunner Network Boss-man Staff Member Administrator Site Staff UFFSite Veteran

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    The problem really is that these things are handled by a very different group of people - SEGA in the West and in Japan are so seperate that investors have floated the idea of selling the Western operation off as its own separate business a few times, even. I just hope localizations actually do happen. I'm sure the Atlus USA team will fight for it though.
     
  10. Ciel

    Ciel Stiltzkin's Apprentice

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    It certainly makes me nervous. I would have preferred if they were acquired by a company like GungHo instead. Hopefully it'll end well.
     
  11. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    I dont even think they did a good job with them
     
  12. Zack

    Zack Somniac Staff Member Moderator Site Staff UFFSite Veteran

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    Exactly how I feel. It's not like it was Sega who bought them. It was Sega Sammy Holdings. Atlus won't just roll over, either, and they know their games better than anyone. I'd like to think they'll let Atlus continue what they're doing since it's been serving them well.
     
  13. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    So far when a company gets bought by another, the end results have not been satisfactory
     
  14. Keriaku

    Keriaku Balamb Garden Freshman

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    As people have been saying, from what I gather everyone involved doesn't want to mess with Atlus itself. They seem to be on the up and up with the hugely popular Persona series going strong, a fresh, solid entry of SMT and capable HD development with Catherine. I can't see Sega doing anything to slow them down.
     
  15. Jenova

    Jenova ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Only time will tell.

    As long as Sega doesn't the impact the localization of Atlus's game (particularly the SMT and Persona series.) I think the new acquisition will work out for all parties involved. (The company and the consumers alike.)
     
  16. Stealth

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    The more and more I think about it. The less I think this will end positively
     
  17. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    Now that we know sega wont touch them, just fine
     
  18. gaiages

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    Interestingly enough, SEGA stated that they wouldn't mind letting Atlus use some of their dormant IPs.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Skies of Arcadia 2?
     
  19. Stealth

    Stealth Red Wings Commander

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    Wont happen
     
  20. Shin Kazama

    Shin Kazama ShinRa SOLDIER UFFSite Veteran

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    I'm more comfortable with Sega opposed to when the rumor was it would be Nintendo. Not that I'm hating on Nintendo, I just think Sega is a better fit for Atlus' style of games. Nintendo has a habit of censoring things that just don't need to be and I don't want that with my beloved Atlus franchises.
     
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