Nostalgia is What Died, Not Final Fantasy

Here's why critics declaring Final Fantasy dead after the latest news about Lightning's bust size says more about them than the acclaimed series.

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Ksar1873d ago

Nostalgia died because we all grown up.

But i completely agree.

GenericNameHere1873d ago

Same as for Pokémon. I still don't get why people act like Kanto was the best, when other regions have done much better. Heck, what classifies as a "Pokémon"? A living trash can't be considered a Pokémon, but a living Pokéball is perfectly A-Okay?

Nostalgia can be a double-edged sword. A lot of people demand a new Crash Bandicoot by Naughty Dog, but how realistic would it be to think everyone's gonna like it? The nostalgia fans are gonna be like "oh, this is crap! Leave Crash dead, you greedy bastards! This industry's going down, smh!"

As for FFXIII, I don't think it's nostalgia that killed it. More like underwhelming. 4-5 years into the Xbox 360's and PS3's generation cycle, and all we get is a linear game, and the giant field of Gran Pulse? No HD towns? A game that looks pretty good, but is set to autoplay? (Defending the game: some of the bosses need you to think, like stagger rate, buffing and debuffing so you don't DR your ass kicked, etc) As Final Fantasy is a giant franchise, I think we were expecting too much for the first HD FF games. That, and Lost Oddysey was clearly a better JRPG than FFXIII