zatrox wrote:So, the anime isn't just an adaptation of the games? Huh, I always assumed they were.
As for the fan translation, it would definitely be incredible to see you work on one. In fact, I'm kinda surprised they didn't get one already- I suppose the series isn't really all that popular. And ATII's retranslation really has taken a significant amount of time, but hey, you're almost there!
Nope, the anime is an entirely new story that takes place between the first two games in the series: Popolocrois Monogatari and Poporogue. And I agree with that: it's pretty sad that no one has been interested in doing a full-scale fan translation for it, given the charm of the game.
And thanks for the support! We're really close to ending, and while I don't want to give any temptative release dates or anything, I'm pretty confident that we'll have it finished by October at the least, as the script retranslation and checking is almost complete.
Shizuka wrote:There's only one localized, quite rare Popolocrois PSP game, from Agetec, right? Is that one worth the money spent on getting a used copy?
Yep, that's the one. I'd say that while lacking a large part of one of the two games that form it, it still serves as a good introduction to the series.
...Sorry for getting OT, I got carried away too...
Back in topic, Gust has greatly been improving ever since they released Atelier Rorona, and Ayesha is pretty much shaping to be the culmination of all the learning they did from their first work in the PS3 until now. I think that SpaceDrake has a point, but most likely we won't know what will be their next way of making things until after Ayesha is released and they announce other game. I just hope they take care while programming it, since as far as I've seen and read, Ciel Nosurge, for everything it got right, it was also a buggy mess similar to Atelier Lise, most likely from their lack of experience in programming for the Vita, and the fact that they insisted in forcing the game to be permanently connected to the internet to be played.