Tell me about it, and is various cases a game like this which "hardcore" gamers have been asking for for a long time, simply doesn't sell because those same people don't buy them when they are released.
And thus don't even get released in other markets.
What harcore gamers, my hypothesis is that all these people that talk/claim they are hardcore gamers aren't really. As far as I know, most people from my day that talk and act like harcore gamers and/or say they are into retro, really aren't and don't have good tastes in games like a hardcore gamer would.
Now take people closer to the current generation of gaming claiming to be hardcore and into retro, do you think they stand a better chance at appreciating older games than someone from that generation?
I'm just tossing this out to see what others think, and to help me get a better understanding, hopefully. Don't mean to sound like I know it all, or that I'm a harcore gamer, but I'm definately more hardcore than alot of other people that claim to be, which is part of what brought me to that question.
Another thing that bothers me, is that the media (magazines, net) is basically telling everybody what is hardcore or not. And people are really just repeating what they hear, about a game being hardcore/timeless classic, instead of experiancing that game fully themselfs. And by fully I mean beginning to end and maybe even repeat playthroughs for it's enjoyment to kick in. Reason I mentioned this is because there are games that are overated or too overated, and should be asked for.
Yet another reason could be that whatever hardcore gamers are left only care about the old games, therefore old by used carts off ebay, and don't care about the current state of the industry.
I don't know, I kinda wote too much maybe.