Paul looks at the current push for gaming sequels and asks if they are always of benefit to the original.
Not enough actually. The series started to lose itself at FF7. Then there was the mistake of not calling FF online that instead of FF11. FF13 and its direct sequels were just a complete derailment.
The series might have started to lose itself at FF7 (considering the jump to 3D), but that doesn't mean FF7-FF10 weren't masterpieces in their own right. The real issue was post FF10. They did 10-2 which had great combat and a generally good story with horrible execution and terrible dialogue. Then there was as you stated FF11. Which SHOULD have been FF Online so as not to mess up the numbered entries. Then 12 came along, which had fun combat, a great world, but the characters and story were boring as hell. Then came the 13 series. 13 itself had a great world and a decent story with some interesting characters (I mainly attribute this to Sazh). However it was restrictive as heck. No exploration aside from the giant field outside of Cocoon, the Crystal system sucked because it was all linear with no real chance to go your own route. Then we get 13-2 which most people didn't ask for. It was a pretty decent game, but the fact they're going for a third entry shows how inept SE really is. Why are they milking the 13 franchise when it wasn't even anywhere close to being the best in the series?
....Will there ever be a Final, Final Fantasy?
not so-named I suspect, but all things eventually end i guess
i really liked FF7-10 but as i got older parts of the games seemed too childish or light hearted im not sure how to explain it. think of the moggles in FF13 and FF13-2 they annoyed me so much. im not against sequels if there's still a good story to be told but when they'r just milking it they do tend to be crap.
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