I love rpgs but I have never been able to really enjoy dq games, they are too long, too grindy, they basically feel like nes rpgs with modern graphics, sorry to disappoint people wanting this series to take off in the west but final fantasy or persona this is not, at least not now...
Not judging at all since DQ is an acquired taste. But this perfectly illustrates why it's not popular in the west.
The only JRPGs ever that are popular in the west are the ones tailored to western sensitivities. The DQ series does aboslutely nothing to endear itself to the west and that's absolutely fine. It's quite pointless to try and argue if a game should be more popular with a particular audience. Every game is exactly as popular with its audience as it should be and that is how it should be. Might as well ask if the unpopularity of gay porn with straight males is due to bad marketing. Not everygood thing has to be popular with everyone.
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