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Submitted by fathoms 413d ago | opinion piece

Editorial: When Does Final Fantasy Cease To Be "Final Fantasy?"

News on the newly minted Final Fantasy XV has us asking a question that really needs to be asked about a series that is quickly becoming a shadow of its former self. (Final Fantasy XV, PS4, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   413d ago
It's not a shadow of its former self. Battle systems have nothing to do with a Final Fantasy...
-_- Final Fantasy is first and foremost about the story, characters, and settings.

Already sick of hearing this about XV and it (not) being a Final Fantasy. It is, and it looks fantastic. This coming from a fan since the beginning who loved the turn based system.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   413d ago
First off why are we hearing these complaints now? We already knew what FFVS13 now called FFXV was going to be like back when it was first revealed. So why the crying now.

It does appear hack n slash-ish, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the case. We should just wait for more details.

The game looks great either way. The battle system might not be traditional FF, but everything else appears to be in some shape or form.
Qrphe  +   413d ago
Square releases more info on Versus back in 2011

"GIVE US MORE INFO ON THE GAME NOW SQUARE!"

Game now is an enhanced version of what they had shown

"SQUARE, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO FF!"

Fair to say, they're a very small but vocal minority.
NatureOfLogic  +   413d ago
@ Snookies12, "Battle systems have nothing to do with a Final Fantasy"

You're so wrong. The engaging gameplay of the battle system is what helps set the tone of the game. The strategic battle system in the classic FF's were equally important as the story, characters and setting. So many rpgs never compared to FF because they were always lacking in one of these areas. FF was successful because it was a perfect mix of story telling, characters and most importantly gameplay to keep you engaged.
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Wolfbiker  +   412d ago
The battles in the older FF were probably that way for two reasons, 1.) Technical limitations to both tell an epic and to be in a huge world and 2.) Because Dragon Quest used it.

Obviously the turned based evolved over time and became beloved but that's not to say it is integral part of the series.
kalkano  +   411d ago
@Wolfbiker

No, no, no. I hate the technical limitations argument. It makes absolutetly no sense. Action-based games have existed for LONGER than turn-based RPGs. There has never, NEVER, been a need to make a game that way.

Final Fantasy is turn-based. Final Fantasy XV is not Final Fantasy.
Sonyslave3  +   413d ago
FF type 0 is battle systems is super fun.
It'll never stop. It'll just evolve. Whether it's from 2d to 3d, action to turn-based, exclusive to multiplat.
ScorpianusNoir  +   413d ago
R.I.P. Final Fantasy
I liked this answer:
Shepherd Book
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 11:08:42 PM
This tripe is no longer the Final Fantasy that I knew and loved. Square Enix has taken the franchise that Squaresoft built and run it into the ground. Have they bastardized their own Dragonquest title in the same manor? I think not. Air Ships, World Maps, Sidequests, stories that drew you in, True Summons i.e. Shiva, Bahamut, Ifrit, Have they ever done anything close to the majesty of Knight of the Round?
Van Halen with Sammy Hagar had the same name but was not the same band as it was with David Lee Roth. Journey without Steve Perry was not the same even though the name stayed the same. Some time ago the name Final Fantasy told you all you needed to know about why you should get the game, now it tell you all the reasons not to.

R.I.P. Final Fantasy
WeAreLegion  +   412d ago
I take it you haven't played a Nomura game?
Wolfbiker  +   412d ago
"Air Ships, World Maps, Sidequests, stories that drew you in"

All of these things have already been confirmed to be in Versus XII so we can only assume that they will be in XV as well.

Maybe an open mind and a little research could do you well.
baraka007  +   412d ago
i hate everything about gaming that's why im a gamer ;) it really does seem like the new gen of gamers think this way
kalkano  +   411d ago
Actually, it's old-school gamers (like me), that are being pushed away, and are questioning whether or not we actually want anything to do with new gaming. I've been questioning it ever since the PS3/X360 gen started. The answer is clearly "no", but I keep holding out hope that there'll be something for me, at some point.
Hadoukameha  +   411d ago
This.
kalkano  +   411d ago
The ultimate insult came during the "Future of Final Fantasy" conference. Not only were we insulted with the insinuation that turn-based "may return" (we're not stupid, we know what you're doing), we also got "we're going to include many difficulty levels, so that it won't be too hard for everyone." <- not an exact quote, but that's what he was saying.

It's like he thinks we want turn-based...so it'll be easy? Being turn-based has nothing to do with difficulty level. In fact, turn-based can be HARDER than action. SquareEnix has no idea what it's fans want. But I guess it doesn't matter, since they're abondoning those fans, and going after the shooter gen.
Hadoukameha  +   411d ago
I thought XIII was bad...God, it's like a classic compared to XV.

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