Platformers sure have been making a comeback in a big way these past few years. It’s also very interesting to watch Atlus branch out into different genres that are so different from their other licenses.
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.