Submitted by seanoc 1124d ago | opinion piece

Great Debate: Is Square Enix right to stick by the Final Fantasy XIII series?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be the next entry into the famous Final Fantasy series.

This won’t please everyone because the FFXIII branch of games has split the fan base with many keen to see Square Enix move on.

In this debate, PS3 Attitude writers Stefhutch20 and Seanoc argue the case for and against another game in the XIII series. There’s also an open poll below so everyone can have their say. (Final Fantasy, PS3, Xbox 360)

TifaLockheart  +   1124d ago
Great article.
NYC_Gamer  +   1124d ago
SE will stick by what ever makes them profit like any other company
HebrewHammer  +   1124d ago
Lucretia  +   1124d ago
the series sells, the 13 games do have millions of fans, so why not continue it while Versus is being made? they still need to make money while they concentrate on versus so they can just keep the 13 series games, besides, the story in 13-2 was pretty good, and the ending was awesome, it needed a 3rd game.

just because the cry babies can't accept change or want only perfection doesn't mean that the series doesn't have fans, honestly the haters are the minority.

the normal gamer still enjoys them even if its not as good as passed FF games, its still better than 9, 10, 10-2 and 12 imo.
GrahamGolden  +   1124d ago
better than 10 ? lol
try harder buddy

check the rewards-nomination-reviews 10 took then open that mouth again.

and btw go check the sales of ff13 then go check ff13-2 CLEARLYYYYYYYYY ppl LOVED it lol give us a break kid
GrahamGolden  +   1124d ago
ff13-2 sold only 2mil WW....great profit sure lol
ToZanarkand86  +   1124d ago
No. Because it's shit.
caseh  +   1124d ago
I'm with you.

FF13 was nasty, didn't complete it. FF13-2 didn't last no more than 5 mins of the demo, whining emo muppet characters led me to hold the power switch sooner than expected.

I'm done with FF games for the foreseeable future, I always give in thinking 'maybe this one will remind me of the epicness that I experienced with FF3' but no, each time I feel like I've forked out top dollar to be bitch slapped in the face with a turd.
ToZanarkand86  +   1124d ago
Its a shame really.
The FF brand used to mean something... These days? Its a whored out brand name, nothing more.
Carl_Shocker  +   1124d ago
Nope because they are focusing on the minority when the majority of us want them to move on

FF7-9 remake
FF Versus

Oh but no they keep focusing on FF13 despite the majority of FF that hate it.
belac09  +   1124d ago
you forgot type 0.
lashes2ashes  +   1124d ago
Sadly world wise I think 13-2 was not as interesting now that the fal cie or whatever were defeated I like the story idea of all these huge corrupt gods running different parts of the world. Just wish the game play was more RPG heavy.
Roper316  +   1124d ago
While they certainly aren't my favorite FF's and to me should not have the name FF but they have to finish what they started. I dislike incomplete story arcs more then games using a name to get sales when it is obvious that is what they are doing.

While XIII-2 fixed some of the issues in XIII, it also created a big issue at least to me, that being the party. What kind of JRPG especially a FF game has a 2 person party? The other huge issue to me is the lack of skill classes for the characters. I don't want my whole party to be able to do the same things, it really takes away from the strategizing of who you should use in your party.

So hopefully they will take what each game did right and fix what both did wrong. But this really needs to end the story arc of the XIII series and SE needs to move on to a more traditional style FF game.
SirBradders  +   1124d ago
great article but sadly ff13 i really tried to enjoy but it's like SE have taken the series backwards and then forwards they got rid of so much stuff which made a FF game.
Jdoki  +   1124d ago
Yeah, I did my best to like FFXIII. But the longer I played the less I liked it (and I didn't like it much to begin with). Never completed it, never intend to go back to it.
SirBradders  +   1124d ago
Same as me makes me wonder if VS13 will really be worth buying after these 3.
Jdoki  +   1124d ago
I'm glad SE stuck with the FFXIII series... It makes it easier to know which games to avoid.
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richierich  +   1124d ago
No more FF13 games Please
TheColbertinator  +   1124d ago
I'm not a fan of the XIII series.However I still want to play Type 0 and XIII Versus
Snarkasaur  +   1124d ago
I feel like everyone ranting against the XIII series also hates math. Like Republicans.
Hicken  +   1124d ago
I feel like they're hating simply because it's there. They didn't get what they wanted out of XIII, so they missed the fact that it's actually a good game. And since they hated XIII, they gave XIII-2 no chance.

Naturally, despite the improvements over XIII that XIII-2 represented, they will hate Lightning Returns just the same: doesn't matter how good it is, it's part of the story that spawned off XIII, so it automatically sucks.

Freakin shame.
Tzuno  +   1124d ago
This futuristic look doesn't help SE so much. They need to return in old times with knights, wizards and monsters and with a story about the end of the world.
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seanoc  +   1124d ago
Sorry the site's down guys. All Go Daddy sites affected.
GrahamGolden  +   1124d ago
ff13 sold more than 8mil WW
ff13-2 sold 2mil only do u really think they should ?

didnt square got the memo already ?
fans want versus not this trash
mananimal  +   1123d ago
For better or worse, Final Fantasy is part of their DNA, like a Mascot in a sense, its deeply rooted with the name Square(square/enix).

It'd be like Nintendo getting rid of Mario, its tht rooted in the foundation of Square, specially with Japanese gamers, eastern gamers.
madjedi  +   1123d ago
I don't think se has a choice but to stand by it, they already pissed off a huge chunk of their fanbase. Not smart for a non shooter dev.

The smart thing is too concentrate on making versus the best jrpg of the generation and release it, se will do the opposite and whore out another unwanted spinoff.

Is it too early to call se the activison of japan, or did capcom already claim that title?

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