B4ULoveShine wrote:vampko wrote:It's not like 3 really shut down the series. There are still tons of things that could be done with the Ar tonelicoverse. I thought that this game 'tied up everything' as someone else put it. But, it still barely touches the surface of the overlying things. All it did was solve the problem (temporarily) of Ar Ciel. As with the other Ar tonelico's, it basically just solved their own problems. Also they could seriously think about fixing the world, and not all these artificial places they have.
They of course, likely won't go that route, but I really do think this series is nowhere near the actual end. Please, add your own thoughts to how this could continue, or debate how it really did tie up everything. I tend to get things wrong pretty often, so this could easily be me misinformed or misinterpreting something.
Either way, let's discuss the future of Ar tonelico ~
Personally speaking, I've always thought Ar tonelico would be better off sold to NIS, given Namco Bandai's priorities (read: Dragonball and Naruto).
Since NIS America handled the outside of Japan marketing, I believe NIS, in general, would handle the franchise better than Namco Bandai did. In addition, this franchise would receive a much-needed fresh air, since it only got buried by Dragonball and Naruto.
And the franchise isn't actually made by Namco Bandai: it's made by Gust. NB only acts as their publisher in Japan.