Originally Posted by Unre
The series are definitely loved in Japan and probably influenced a lot of Japanese RPGs. Many Japanese RPgamers still prefer TB combat and there are some good (Tactical) Simulation RPGs such as Tactics Ogre, which is my favourite, too.
About the publishing right of Wizardry, it appears a company called AeriaIPM has the right now. Many Wiz fans are anxious since the name is not familier with them.