Do any JRPGs get as much noise as Final Fantasy (well besides Pokemon of course)? FF has become the go to JRPG for the West and the West is the biggest market for console gaming. And in general the West has moved on from JRPGs like this. I mean, don't get me wrong they still sell and are decent games but not like more modern games of the genre. Not to mention the production values of FFVIIR are through the roof. People can tell they went all out. The same can't be said for a game like Trials of Mana or many other JRPGs.
Also in my opinion, Trials is the weakest Mana of the first 3 games. The story is just not interesting to me and the world as well is kind of not my thing.