It actually infuriates me that most people will only remember this game because of the character animations. People need to grow up,lol.
Dead or Alive suffers this same fate. Take away the jiggle gimmick, and it's actually a really good fighting game series. (I'm not counting the beach stuff. That's just lame fanservice). Sure Dead or Alive 5 was overshadowed by Tekken Tag 2 or P4: Arena, but it's a hoot to play.
And I wonder if Dragon's Crown has a sense of humor about the "jiggle." Like in Code of Princess, Solange traipses around wearing less than a bikini (though she insists it's a designer royal gown *chortle*) and the running gag throughout is people telling her she's dressed like a hoochie or chiding her to put some clothes on.
Dragon's Crown is not the first nor will it be the last to get this kind of attention, but it just happens to be the current lightning rod of righteous indignation. And it IS a good game under the "gimmick." But it's like this: Let's take two identical rock bands, same level of musical talent, same level of songwriting, same everything. Only difference is that one band is a plain-clothes band that doesn't have a lot of presence and the other is very visual: fog, lights, stage outfits... which one will get more publicity? Which one will be remembered?