ElemianKnight wrote:GUST's buyout by TecmoKoei is an official obituary not only for Ar tonelico but for GUST itself as the company we got to know and love.
The second part of this statement is not necessarily true. It still depends on how much freedom GUST would be given while working on their next projects under TK.
If we're lucky, nothing much would have changed except for the release of those dreaded "social games" and the TK logo being stamped onto boxarts. The games themselves would still be developed by the same people, now with a bigger budget, and would still be enjoyable.
On the opposite spectrum, if we're really doomed, GUST would be completely dissolved into TK, and the only traces left of them would be Rorona getting her boobs expanded into F-cup and doing German suplex on Ryu Hayabusa in Dead or Alive 6. And pole dancing in a transparent bikini after the player has completed some random frustrating slot machine minigame.
Well, still too early to talk about whether this is a Bad End, Sad End or Mad End. Might as well observe first.