Both, really. Her cheery attitude is awesome, and her sincerity is -- as you know from beating the game -- pretty much unwavering. She's just a truly nice person with no hidden agenda and not a single mean bone in her body. Awesome, awesome character with great development and a real fun streak to her.
I'm also really impressed with her in Book of Shadows chapter 1 -- not because of the above screenshot (though that certainly doesn't hurt! heheheh), but because of one particular heartbreaking conversation that I think some gamers in particular would find really impressive due to its realism, spectacular acting and genuine emotional impact. (Edited to avoid spoiler.)
Eve: No, just got the Japanese LE. It came with a music CD, remember? (:
EDIT: Oh, you're not talking Book of Shadows, are you? Never mind, then! Yeah, looks like a few of us have indeed played through the Japanese version thus far.
Adrian: No idea. We'd love to do the sequel, but it's an even riskier venture since it's one of those sequels you ABSOLUTELY HAVE to have played the original to understand and appreciate, meaning it would be pretty much guaranteed to sell fewer copies than the original (or, at the absolute most, an equal number of copies).
Unless it got SUCH GOOD REVIEWS that it convinced people to start buying the original again, or something. Which would be totally awesome. (:
~In the limitless creations of my own imagination~
I don't know if that's necessarily true,
(though this is just me)
I don't understand Japanese (except for maybe...15 words?)
anyways, I didn't understand much of repeated fear, but I still bought book of shadows, (though that's just me)
& if the manga good localized too, that might help spread it, though sadly it couldn't get into one of the widly read manga magazines because it's so short (it isn't never ending like One Piece, Naruto, ect.), so it might make you lose profit...
also, if your translation was good (& by what you've told me concerning Repeated Fear, you really do grasp everything of the games being so it's obviously a really good translation)
then people could comment on the descriptive horror & such, though I truly hope it doesn't become like 999, in which it isn't advertised enough, & so it does sell, but not the max possible.
Also, is there a chance this game could be Teen? xDDD ;-; it maybe rated D in japan, & they usually are more lienent in japan... but maybe for once it could be teen in america?
(I know the game screams bloody murder & make you scared out of your mind, but maybe? It'd also help in sales because you could target more people.)
No chance whatsoever. This game is going to end up with an M rating for sure. There's just no way the ESRB would give it anything less.
There is a question of what it would get in Europe, though. It might be able to slip by with a PEGI 16, though I'm guessing it'll wind up with a PEGI 18.
And trust me, you really do need to have played the first Corpse Party to understand the events that take place in Book of Shadows, as Book of Shadows makes DIRECT REFERENCE to those events, and assumes that you know all about them without ever showing them to you in flashbacks or anything. As an example, chapter 1 proper begins with the argument between Naomi and Seiko, and makes reference to everything else that happened during chapter 1 of the first game up to that point. If you haven't played chapter 1 of the first game, none of that will make any sense.
It also would spoil pretty much the entire first game right off the bat! If you can't read Japanese, I totally understand why you'd say it's not necessarily true... but since these games are very much about the story, believe me when I say that story-wise, you absolutely, positively need to have played the first Corpse Party, or Book of Shadows will confuse the hell out of you (and spoil a million different things!). (: