Quote from MikuruX on January 28, 2013, 22:58
I think a lot of groups are trying to stay safe a profit off the Touhou bandwagon which I clearly understand but it really makes things stagnant when you don’t get to see new things & original characters being created.
I’m sorry, but that feels like a gross oversimplification. Just hink about it: you have a fully structured and proven setting, packed with dozens of likeable characters that can fit just about any role you can think of, and a plot that allows you to completely skip the first act of most stories. Who WOULDN’T want to use such a convenient set of tools, specially when it comes at no cost at all (more on this shortly)?
There are probably some who do it for the free marketing and/or bandwagon hype, but to lay all the blame on this is downright offensive to some of the devs. But, indeed, why would they choose NOT to use it? It saves a lot of effort, and the only cost is a distribution restriction.
Which brings me to the point of this reply; I often see people complain about those same points in various places, yet none of them actually do anything about it. And the solution is very simple: talk to the devs. Show them there’s a PC market out there that isn’t Touhou. Kotaku published an article* on this recently, and it shows just one of many misconceptions these devs have regarding the PC.
If you want to fight this problem, and I’m fairly certain we all here want it, them we really have to start doing something about it. And the easiest, yet most effective, way is simply talking. Groups like Nyu-Media are already doing a great job at changing this scenario, but we really need to take action instead of expecting others to do all the heavy work.
Sorry if this sounded too agressive, by the way. It’s just… this way of thinking, of expecting stuff to resolve itself, when it’s well within our power to help solve it, just gets on my nerves.