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Square-Enix: Why They Have Faltered

"The creators of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest (and many other titles) have been having a rough time as of late. Many fans and critics have been clamoring for Square-Enix (SE) to return to their former glory. "

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NYC_Gamer1247d ago

SE is now more involved with publishing now days

miyamoto1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

simple...

M and $

j-blaze1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

why? did 360 change the FFXIII's gameplay? story? characters? wasn't the ps3 version the superior version, and was almost 40GB in size? or are you blaming MS for the mythical cut content? even if there were cut contents, would that make FFXIII a better game than it was?

if you don't like FFXIII series blame Toriyama and the writers for it

@ forever3000

at least MS did something, they payed to provide decent JRPGs for the fans, while Sony was wasting money to develop killzone a freaking fps, hell, they didn't even bother to publish Ni no Kuni thanks to Namco Bandai you now can play that game

as for FFXIII, as i said, the problem is in its direction and story not Wada or MS, i really like the game tho, XIII-2 was good too not as previous ones of course

forevercloud30001247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

The cut content is not mythical, its as real as anything. There were design and concept art that was originally released with FFXIII. Later we found that that stuff was never in the game, yet the cities and so forth were later used in FFXIII-2. SE quickly pulled that artwork from the internet. SE's greed and MS's moneyhatting destroyed SE's franchises this gen.

-Star Ocean debuted as a 360 exclusive this gen, sold terribly. Later released on PS3 past the point where no one cared for it anymore.

-FFXIII delayed indefinitely as SE negotiated with MS on bringin it to 360. As well as the massive loss of viable content to make sure it could fit on DVD9.

-Not one exclusive release for the console that brought them the largest fanbase from the past 2 gens, yet 360 had 3 if I am not mistaken, all did terribly.

Their half ass attempts to capture Western audience as if they didn't already have them caused them to lose all respect from their existing fanbase. And the sales of all their stuff have suffered for it.

adorie1247d ago

Wada and maybe Microsoft, seeing as Wada is the CEO and is a decision maker, he is more to blame than anything.

As an echo of sentiments, they do need to return to their roots and embrace the fanbase who propelled them to glory.

DigitalRaptor1247d ago (Edited 1247d ago )

Yet again... j-blaze demonstrating his double standards for all to see. Hate on Sony for things that Microsoft actually does, meanwhile praising MS for those things.

I remember all the times you critisized Sony for not being supportive of Japanese games when in fact they are very supportive of them, but just lean towards western games because they make more money - that is fact.

Microsoft, on the other hand have shown no particular favoured interest in Japanese games anymore. They did that at the start of this gen to try and claim a base in Japan, but after seeing how those games didn't sell that well - which is fact - they dropped support of them. When was the last time Microsoft had an exclusive JRPG or even funded one? And where are your sources to say that Microsoft "payed to provide decent JRPGs"??????

Plus, where Sony has Killzone, Microsoft has Halo, which is also a [...] FPS, which sees a monumental budget from them. A budget many times larger than any support they show for JRPGs or Japanese games at all. Hypocrite, and double standards. You are far too easy to expose.

And why should Sony "bother" to publish a game that Namco Bandai deserve to publish? If a third party studio sees developing exclusively for PS3 as beneficial, that should speak for itself. Demon's Souls, Ni no Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Tales, White Knight Chronicles, Atelier - and the upcoming Versus XIII, the game that's delay you blame Sony for and that every fault the game has lays on them, even though Square Enix are their own company with their own developers who can handle their own projects and need no input from Sony. Like I've said before, why should Sony have to pick up the pieces of the gross mismanagement of a game that Nomura chose to make exclusive to PS3?

Horseymart1247d ago

get back to there roots and re-release Final Fantasy 7 HD remake on PS3

PhoenixRising371247d ago

here's some concepts:

listen to what the fans want. that'll get you some sales for sure!

NeXXXuS1247d ago

I see you like Scar Symmetry 8)

PhoenixRising371247d ago

scar symmetry makes the world go 'round if i do say so myself. glad to see a fellow alvestam fan!

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