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Submitted by MonkeyKHI 891d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy All the Bravest Is An Insult to Fans of the Series

Despite being filled to the brim with nostalgic elements from throughout the Final Fantasy series, All the Bravest is a cash grab through and through and everything wrong with the industry. (Final Fantasy: All The Bravest, iPad, iPhone, Mobile)

Godchild1020  +   891d ago
This shows how off SE has been with it's fans. I hope next Gen they go back to what made them great and not push what made them worse this Gen.
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Godmars290  +   891d ago
Don't hold your breath.
Signs where there that Square was forgetting how to make good games since FF10 if not before. Was more into exploiting its history rather than build upon it.

Dirge of Cerberus?

Next gen is just going to be more of the same. Increased production costs only assure that.
TopDudeMan  +   890d ago
I'm hoping that this gen they were just experimenting with things a little so they know what not to do in the future.

So far I have:
- make a linear ff game not even the greatest ff fans will love.
- make a sequel to said game that no one wants.
- make a sequel to the sequel of said game that no one wants.
- announce a game, make it look awesome, then don't release it, even though everyone wants it.
- make an iphone game where you basically just click on characters to attack.
- make an mmo that is so bad they can't charge a subscription on it for 2 years. Then re-release it under a different name.
- Don't remake/update good games that the fans actually do want to see.

Did I miss anything?
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Ranma1  +   890d ago
Damn, this is coming from a Final Fantasy fan site !!!

Now I even have serious doubts about whether FFvs13 will even be a good game, or whether it will even come out...

@Summons75, I bubbled you down
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Godchild1020  +   890d ago
I don't have doubts about FFVS13 because of one man. Tetsuya Nomura, he has been part of some of my favorite games and has produced/directed one of one of my favorite series to date. So, my hope is still there, if he leaves before the game ships, then I will have doubts.

Also, it's their second game that has been in development the longest. Final Fantasy XII was the previous holder, with over 5 years in development and we know how well that sold and turn out.
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animegamingnerd  +   890d ago
square enix sucks give me back squaresoft
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   890d ago
I heard it made it to the top 25 itunes paid apps.
So quite a few people must of already bought it.

I'm done with Square Enix, everyone holds onto hope (me included) that one day they will go back to making Final Fantasy games from the old days but it's never going to happen.
It's been nearly 12 years since Final Fantasy X was released and several years since FFXII and what have we got since then? There's no going back for this company with the FF series, all they will keep doing is making half assed FF games which are nothing like what a true Final Fantasy game should be, full of DLC and keep releasing the old games to keep the nostalgia going.
That new Lightning costume is an insult to the creators of FFVII and it's fans.

At 2:37
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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capitanandi  +   890d ago
The gameplay looks fine, but all those costly features are absolutely ridiculous. It still looks fun, but I really doubt it'll be worth all that money in the long run. This is a terrible move, not because of the brand, but industry-wise. In that sense though, I don't see how this is an insult to fans of the series.
DragonKnight  +   890d ago
You don't? Taking series characters, putting them in the most barebones game possible, and then making everything completely random and charging money to phoenix down your party? You don't see that as an insult?
capitanandi  +   889d ago
No, I don't. I just won't be buying it. They're a company and if they want to make a grab for some extra cash, so be it. No one is twisting your arm to play this game and I honestly doubt they are actually trying to piss people off. If anything, they just don't care and neither should you.
DragonKnight  +   889d ago
I doubt you care about quality gaming if your attitude is "well they can do what they want."
Summons75  +   890d ago
But....it has cloud in it. I thought by raging I've only played ff7 and actually know nothing about the series fanboys, anything with cloud in it is a divine gift and that's why the majority of haters actually hate ff13 because its clearly not because of the atb based battle system that ff7 also has.

Actually this looked really neat but then they said for cellphones and it killed any interest I had. If it were on vita or the 3ds it would be must buy title.
Godmars290  +   890d ago
Its a pretty looking iOS "game" that's trying to milk $35+ out of you for a $4 casual purchase.

If it were a steaming brown pile with the Square Enix logo on it it would be less insulting.
grailly  +   890d ago
so, SE makes an insult of a game, and you decide to troll the fan community? yeah, pretty immature.
Summons75  +   890d ago
What insult? Hey these games sold well and we had these planned from the start so here is the final game in the lightning saga? Or oh hey, we're working hard on verses 13 and there had been a ton on information so just be patient till we're ready to release?

I don't like or consider mobile apps actual games but its not an insult. There is a market that they see potential in.... It's called business, could they have made a vita or 3ds version, sure, but its not an insult because they didn't.
grailly  +   890d ago
it's really hard to understand what you're saying...

and it's not the fact that it's on iOS that makes it a problem... I like theatrythme on iOS, but in this, there's no gameplay to speak of, it's 4$(which is alot for iOS) and it adds micro transactions on top of it all.

this game is purely using the final fantasy name, characters, and music to make money, this is NOT an attempt at fan service or at advancing the franchise
zgoldenlionz  +   890d ago
Lol everyone needs to chill.
knifefight  +   890d ago
Yeah, they should embrace the fact that game quality has gone down while the cumulative price has gone up. I don't know why anyone's miffed about that.

Edit: Did I say everyone should flip out? Did I? I don't see anywhere where anyone encouraged that. I am confused by your remark below. Can you please link to where I said "people should flip out and rage on forums about it."? I can't find that.
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zgoldenlionz  +   890d ago
Don't buy it then. Or maybe you're right maybe we should all flip out!! And rage on forums about it, I'm sure SE will take note.
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knifefight  +   890d ago
I guess there's also a rule that people can't talk about it?
Except, even you ARE talking about it, right here:
http://n4g.com/news/1158062...

What are you, exactly?

Edit: Telling people to "chill" who are not angry is only a sign that you're projecting your own feelings onto others. I submit for consideration that you are indeed the one here who needs to "chill."
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zgoldenlionz  +   890d ago
Lol chill bro. This whole conversation is pointless, if I wasn't bored with nothing to do I wouldn't even entertain you right now.

Edit: lolololololololol maybe I will "chill".
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   890d ago
its just an IOS game so it dosent matter to me nor is it a big deal. some ppl might have gotten screwed outta some cash tho.
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TheMutator  +   890d ago
psss FF 13 , FF 13-2 , FF:LR is an insult to the real fans
contradictory  +   890d ago
what square? no no they are dead.
the last FF game that came out was XII
my god, i live in denial....good.
League_of_Draven  +   890d ago
It was clear that S-E doesn't care about the fans of the series anymore when they released FF13.
SirBradders  +   890d ago
What a bloody joke even ign posted a video before doing review stating not to buy the game.
tiffac008  +   890d ago
As long as Wada is running SE. The light will continue to get dimmer and dimmer at the end of the tunnel for the FF franchise.
CanadianTurtle  +   890d ago
I thought FF13 was the biggest insult to the fans that have enjoyed the games since the NES and SNES days.
ayabrea93  +   890d ago
it's just getting worse for final fantasy. there's only one game that can appease fans now, so information on it would be handy.
belac09  +   890d ago
FromSoftware, Namco, Level 5, and of course Atlus, all have surpassed square enix in a huge way, they still listen to fans and make fun role playing games, Final Fantasy is nowhere near as good as they like to think, which is sad because i was a HUGE Final Fantasy fan, i hope they will start making better decisions at Square Enix.

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