« on: October 17, 2018, 04:25:00 am »
Those are very interesting games, and as to why I chose pastebin because it was simple and didn't require a account; also the text limit on this site prevented me from doing a direct list. As to get these Saturn games more exposure is definitely another matter, I think it is possible a lot of new generation of gamers may not even be aware of these games (even though Retro has been making a comeback here and there).
If anything the best bet is to do articles for HCG101 as they been really hammering on a lot of obscure games, I think as long someone is willing to do the research then said game might get more exposure. HCG101 as far I know has been growing it's audience, so it would be a good start.
Ultimately as for translation well...participation and interest just needs a refocus, I'm not sure where or how that can happen. I personally blame how Saturn Translation first started out years ago, and it has driven a lot of people away but nowadays far as I know Saturn Translating has gotten some kind of rejuvenation thanks to advancements according to Discord chatter I was following but will see how this scene will evolve later. The biggest letdown I've seen with Saturn Translation was when Shin Megami Devil Summoner got dropped at some point for unknown reasons, but in one way that might have been a good thing because the PSP version is probably the better option since it seems Translators are more proficient to work the PSP rather than the Saturn.
Also it would be good to see how many of these games got ported just to see if can ease the translation process if the Saturn Version is deemed too difficult to work with. On another matter, I think we need more Translator-end documentation on what to expect when messing with these games such as file formats, and other things as I think it would greatly benefit anyone willing to do the dirty work at some point in the future.
Oh btw isn't Anearth that game that looks like it was meant to be a series? I only ever see "First Volume" but not the rest anywhere. One Saturn game I've been interested in was Grandia Digital Museum since it is like a lost chapter of the First Grandia game with it's own plot (I'm not sure if it requires a Clear Save File from the original game to unlock any extra features).