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Submitted by mephman 736d ago | opinion piece

10 Changes Square Enix Needs To Make

GamingUnion.net: "With Yoichi Wada stepping down from his position as Square Enix CEO and President following major financial losses, his interim replacement, Yosuke Matsuda, hasn't wasted any time in asserting himself.

In the short time he's had in the role, Matsuda has stated that there will be a major review of the company's duties, how it functions as a business and how its assets are being used. He expects a thorough investigation to find out what works and what doesn't in order for them to become successful again.

Here is a list of 10 things that I hope Square Enix will do in order for them to return to their glory days - something I think we all want to see." (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Square Enix, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

ShawnCollier  +   736d ago
If they do resurrect Secret of Mana, hopefully they don't bastardize it like they did with the World of Mana "reboot".
mephman  +   736d ago
Haha yea.

I still don't understand why they're so dead against a Chrono revival.
Yi-Long  +   736d ago
I would add 1 other change....
... ALWAYS include the option to play the games in the original language, with subs.
Root  +   736d ago
Well Wada is gone....so if they can't turn around now then they are lost for good
kalkano  +   736d ago
It's not quite that simple. Toriyama is the real problem. I refuse to buy anything associated with his name.
mephman  +   736d ago
Amen to that - perhaps they will see the light once Lightning Returns has been shoved out the door.
Root  +   736d ago
Yeah but who was the one that probably put him in charge....Wada

and who do you think wanted more Lightning games and wanted them to be liked....most likely Wada
iamtehpwn  +   736d ago
" I refuse to buy anything associated with his name. "
You most likely already have considering he was a scenario writer for Final Fantasy VII and X.

With that said, he's not a good director. He should really go back to Scenario writing.
kalkano  +   735d ago
@iamtehpwn:

lol. Alright then, smartass. I refuse to do it again. ;)

I also bought 13 and 13-2. I've finally wisened up, though.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   736d ago
Make a game with Nintendo-

Using the Metroid Franchise and making a Dues Ex style Other M for Samus.

(Not saying get rid of the Primes, I just want a better talking/thinking Samus game).

Square/Enix or BioWare...
DragonKnight  +   736d ago
11. Don't segment stories across platforms. Helping out the platform holders by doing this only pisses off fans that don't want, or don't have the money, to buy a different platform for one game.

12. No more closed mega-theatres.
_QQ_  +   735d ago
They should just go multiplat with KH, i don't want to buy a ps vita2, a Nintendo 4DS, and Sega dreamcast to play every KH game. or stick to just one console.
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klecser  +   735d ago
Stop publishing games made by people who think they understand a genre but don't *cough* Heroes of Ruin.
ame22  +   735d ago
Not 10 but only 2:
1. Their Japanese studios focus solely on bringing back the magic of the older FF games.
2. Eidos Montreal is single handedly keeping the Publisher from going bankrupt, they have been delivering one commercial success another from DX:HR to Hitman to Tomb Raider, so they should shift a bigger focus towards the west.
DragonKnight  +   735d ago
No, they shouldn't. Shifting their focus to the West is what put them in the terrible position they are in to begin with. And SE doesn't think that any of their Western games are successful.
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Gamer-Z  +   735d ago
I think Square Enix wasted a lot of money and resources this gen on Final Fantasy XIII sequels, nobody asked for them yet Square keeps pumping them out. Really all Square has to do is listen to the people who are buying their products, we keep asking for FF Versus, A new console version of Kingdom Hearts, and A new Chrono Trigger but instead we keep getting Lightning.
eyeDEVOUR  +   735d ago
Just drop "enix" and go back to being squaresoft... They've made shit games ever since they united.. IMO
Kratoscar2008  +   735d ago
FFXII was a good game though, at least thats something to be grateful about.
CLOUD1983  +   735d ago
FFXII was the reason I stop buying FF games day1 I play it once & never touch it again the battle system was horrible & the story & characters boring, uninteresting & forgetable, this game & FFXIII make me to loose any faith I once have about Square games.
josephayal  +   735d ago
Turn based battle system (ff10)
eyeDEVOUR  +   735d ago
I agree with turn based...but ff10 was horrible to me due to bad voice acting and it was way to linear for a ff ..IMO

The last great ff game was ff9...
edge115  +   734d ago
If they keep going back to handhelds, they should focus on what made them what they are. Secret of mana type game with online co op. hell, even if its just two player co op with that style. Some games in the vein of ff6. My favorite final fantasy game. I mean, it can't be that expensive to create these games, and the nostalgia would sell the games.

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