Friday, October 4, 2013
DO NOT TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS, SQUEENIX
You guys know that I'm not one to post the most insignificant piece of something and run around screaming and flailing my arms in a comical fashion because I think it's true or anything like that. I don't like to cling to the faintest hope of something that could be, that has proper time -to- be, because more often than not, that never amounts to anything and it just crushes everyone involved emotionally. Getting hopes raised up and getting them smashed always hurts and sometimes it just hurts a ridiculous amount. Which is why I don't do it. I don't like doing it. I don't want to do it.
But goddamnit, this is Drakengard 3 we're talking about here.
Basically the story is that some of those internet sleuths out there noticed a new website registration from Squeenix titled "DrakengardGame.com". It says in very plain detail on the whois site there that Squeenix owns the domain now, but of course if you go to DrakengardGame.com, there is absolutely nothing there. I am pretty sure that it is legit because I can't see any reason for it to not be legit beyond my pure, unadulterated hope.
It's a weird thing to think about, really. Trademarking "Drakengard 3" would have been a flag, of course, but companies trademark shit they don't intend to use all the time, so it wouldn't have been a definitive sign. Website squatting isn't too terrible of a problem though, I don't think, so I don't see the point in registering the website unless you are going to use it. That does bring up the point that it says "DrakengardGame" instead of "Drakengard 3", however. But companies do that shit all the time too, have weird ass websites for their normal-named games and whatnot, so that's even more a point in its favor. Especially because the series has always only been Drakengard over on these shores. Drakengard has only ever been used specifically for -this series-. Drakengard is therefore not ambiguous.
It's tiny. It's a very, very small thing, a kernel of almost miniscule size. But it's something. I want to believe that I'll be able to buy a copy of Drakengard 3 from GameStop with the biggest smile on my face and all the wonder of the world in my eyes sometime late next year or so. I want to believe that Squeenix is going to localize -this- game because they know the very weird niche audience that it has over here that will eat this shit up. I want to take anything and everything as evidence at face value to point towards the logical conclusion of this goal happening.
If it does happen? You better buy the fucking game. I don't care who you are, I don't care what you want. If you're looking for a pure action game, I can tell you that this won't be it. But what it will be is a very particular type of game that has grown amazing over a long-running series. A particular type of amazing game that I will make you buy. If you buy the game, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will slam your head against your keyboard until Amazon has ordered a copy for you.
(I won't. Please just buy the game.)
it's a Taken quote, but you know that already because you're a smart person