Figured I'd link to this and get everyone's thoughts here as well. I have to admit I blew a slight fuse at the news (unintentional rhyme, folks), as you can tell from my replies in the thread.
For good reason too.
I just don't get WHY. If they [NOA] could give me a good reason WHY I might be much more calm about this... but as of now it's like they're just content to try and quietly sweep these games under the rug.
I was hoping that after first reading that decision that they were re-thinking some release strategy. A release of the game along with Wii-makes of the other previous installments was one idea I had at one time trying to figure out what was going thru their minds.
Get this game! I'm about to go to bed. All hell broke loose as soon as I found and picked up that camera. Played enough to get to the chapter 2 and save. Good stuff! I haven't felt this way about a game in a long time. I was startled a few times, actually jumped, and experienced a few chills. The way the enemies screw with you and send you into a slight panic is cool. Hell yeah, I thought. The key is to just sit back, relax, explore, and become one with the environment.Oh yeah, don't foreget to turn the lights out. You know what to expect but not when to expect it. Things will be quiet for a while sometimes and when you least expect it....BAM!! and you just want to run but you can't run fast enough. *L* Only gap in getting fully immersed is not being able to read the text. A few words and phrases sound familiar if one has ever watched japanese movies and anime etc. with english subtitles. I don't see what the big deal is about the controls either cause they work. Being familiar with most survival horror games one can figure out what's going on with hints, clues, puzzles and stuff. Easy maps to read blah blah blah... I'm going to really really really take my time with this if I can. I'm tempted to start over again and play the first level several times. Maybe I can read up and learn some Japanese online or something...Hmm. NOA would be silly not to release this here. I know I'm a sucker for the japanese culture, but NOJ has always rocked!