My money's on a simultaneous PC/PSP release. It'll be a first for Falcom, but it seems like the best possible route they could go, and it makes the most sense.
The only reason I don't think they will do that is because it can hurt the sales: whoever decides to buy the game will end up choosing the version they would like the best, instead of both. But if they distance the release dates, the profit will be greater:
Let's suppose it will come for PSP first. The sales will be something like: people who would rather choose the PSP version + people who would rather choose the PC version, but decided to buy this version first (the PC gamers who can't wait or something). Then once it's released for PC, all of those who would rather play it on PC, having previously bought the PSP version or not, would buy it. (Of course, there's still a chance some of said people would quit after acquiring the PSP version, but I think that would be a minority.)
That's what I think anyway. I may just be wrong too, of course. (I'm no marketing manager or salesman anyway.) xD
Oh, also, there's something I forgot to mention. In order to further bait people into buying both versions, the version that is released last usually has something the previous version didn't: it can be an item, a side-quest, an expansion...
Anyway, yes, we will see. xD Who knows. I'm more interested about Ys SEVEN's "multiplatform" thingy, actually.
However, I don't really have much to add to the topic aside from that. Even if it was PSP-only, that would almost be a plus for me (disregarding the fact that I wouldn't be able to read 98% of the game's text).
*dies* Estelle as a 'dumb jock' is *so right*. XDD
She still has her moments in the game, too. But that's eventually what makes her so awesome.
To be fair, everyone around her (especially in the beginning) is more experienced, smarter, or both. She's one of those "stupid" characters who need to be present in order for other characters to explain the setting to the player. I thought she looked badass enough for a bracer-in-training when I first saw her.
Honestly, I fell for Estelle pretty quickly, because she actually broke the mould in quite a few ways. One, female protagonist. That really doesn't happen often. Two, she isn't a damsel in distress either. The one time she does get herself caught, instead of sitting around waiting around to be rescued she actually shows some pretty awesome initiative and breaks right back out - probably one of my favourite scenes. She's got some pretty strong spirit too, it's very hard to keep her gloomy for more than five seconds, which when overemotional seems to be the order of the day lately is always nice to see, and made me laugh a whole lot during the course of the game. The usual 'sun' image used in the game is pretty appropriate, and you can see why the rest of the party loves her so much.
For the above reasons (SC outfit is nothing to do with it, I swear!) she currently occupies a spot in my top three favourite protagonists along with Ryudo from Grandia 2 and Yuri from Tales of Vesperia
Bah I got the LoH2 that was released on psp here.... and was put off by the series to say the least. I wanted to like it, I really did.... but honestly, this "amazing story" I keep hearing about was just not there for me. The battle system especially felt so insanely vanilla that I could barely sit through it.
Couldn't bring myself to finish it unfortunately. Is LoH6 better? I always wanted to try it, as it seems to be the generally best-regarded of the bunch.
I still haven't mustered up the effort to play PotMW after sitting through both ToV and SotO. I mean, they were.... erm, acceptable, but probably the most monotonous games I've ever played (or close). I could tell there was a good story to be had underneath the grammatical mess, though, and the games did have a nice sense of journey.
In it's defense, the story seemed charming enough despite the only-average dialogue. I only got to the part where Chris and Juno get on that ship and those two thieves plot (and later fail miserably) to stealing the Silver Dagger. Really, by then I was just tired of the gameplay since I had played the previous two games, AND I got Demon's Souls. I'll still finish the game at some point.