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The Big Final Fantasy Question

Kotaku: ''Is Final Fantasy dead? Should we stop getting excited about the series? Is it time to abandon all hope?''

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kalkano1084d ago

I've answered this question, in-depth, about 2000 times this week. So, I'll go with a very simple, "Yes".

zeal0us1084d ago

Maybe to the some of the hardcore fans who loved the traditional way FF operated,believes FF is dead.

I would have to say no mainly because FF series is SE's golden goose. SE will never killed series so long as it remains profitable. Even if SE decided to drop FF it would just be replace by another series that they would keep popping out until your kids move out or have kids of their own.

Need4Game1084d ago

Final Fantasy is dead.

The Question is, can Square Enix Revive it?
FFXIV tells that they could possibly do it.

SkyCrawler1084d ago

IDK if phoenix down will work this time :/

Edito1084d ago

Im with you, YES a big YES.

I didn't finish XIII and im not excited about any FF even XV.

clouds51084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

I agree. It died when the guys who created Final Fantasy started leaving Square Enix. I think it was around FFX (the old devs where still very involved in FF IX which was developed alongside FFX, and as advisors for FFX - if I remember correctly that is :) ). It was also the moment when Square Enix started sucking at a whole...
Even though I loved games like FFVII I don't want Square Enix to do a remake of that game. I'm almost certain they would fuck it up... They just don't get the characters.
Cloud for example isn't the cute emo boy. He's a cold soldier who just doesnt give a fuck. Look at how they portrayed him in Kingdom Hearts One (which was designed by the guy who did most of the characters for FF7/8/9), there they got him completely right. I'd rather play the original, who needs fancy graphics anyway :)

Nevertheless, FFXV looks like a cool game. The only thing that is wrong with it is the name. They should just stop calling it Final Fantasy because Final Fantasy is dead.

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Nerdmaster1083d ago

I also think the series is dead. The last great game was FFX. But I'm still buying the games hoping that Square will use a Phoenix Down eventually.

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SexyGamerDude1084d ago

No, it's not dead. We still have XIV and XV look forward to.

And if they increase the jiggle physics and breast size a little more and add in bikini DLC, I might buy Lightning Returns.

kalkano1084d ago

Can't tell if serious...

SexyGamerDude1084d ago

I'm serious. Don't you agree that XIV and XV look like great games?

kalkano1084d ago

Not at all. I don't care about the MMO Final Fantasy games, and XV is more Kingdom Hearts, than Final Fantasy.

But, my comment was directed more toward your second sentence...

SexyGamerDude1084d ago

Oh, no I wasn't kidding about my second sentence. If I'm buying the game might as well get my money's worth, right?

Lightning was never really appealed to me that much and now that she is the only playable character they should look for a way to make her appeal to a wider audience, right? And what better way to do that than through glorious fan service? Serah had beach wear dlc, Lightning might as well get some too. I'd pay for that, big time!!

And since they already took the time to add in bigger breast and jiggle physics, they might as well keep expanding on that.

kalkano1084d ago

I don't understand why stuff like that sells. You know the internet is full of porn, right? I'd rather my Final Fantasy games take themselves seriously. It's become a joke.

helghast1021084d ago

"I don't care! lalala what you say doesn't matter!"

That's what you sound like.

FF is far from dead.

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adorie1084d ago

Once "jiggle" decides game sales, I will contemplate dropping out of this hobby.

I would rather a game sold by it's merits, and not several pairs of anti-gravity tits, throwing two sheets to the wind.

Hicken1083d ago

They're not even trying to sell it based on that. It's simply the answer to a question, and now it's become a huge deal.

For my part, I've enjoyed every FF I've played since VII, and I've played EVERY FF since VII. And I simply can't understand why some FF fans slam certain games: they all have their good points, they all have their flaws.

EXVirtual1084d ago

No. I find it funny that everyone was craving Versus but it turned into XV, everyone says Final Fantasy is dead. Well I've got news for ya FFVII fanboys. Turned based RPGs on consoles are the past. The tech was too slow to handle something like FFXV. Move on guys. FFXV will surpass VII. I'll tell ya that for nothing.

EdoubleD1084d ago

Exactly, the conclusions some of these so-called 'hardcore/traditional' fanboys really stagger me. So one of the mainline entries was bad, turns out every new entry will be 'crap'. It sucks that some people have this way of thinking. Both ARR and XV look promising, yet because they aren't turn-based they're not a 'True FF', whatever the fuck that means.

helghast1021083d ago

"So one of the mainline entries was bad"

Come on, FF2 wasn't terrible.

Lovable1084d ago

Yawn...another article about FF being dead.

It's not dead. How many FFs are coming out again? Yeah that's dead alright.

ThisJarContainsTHC1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

The Lightning saga was dead on arrival

FF as a whole is still very much alive. XV is coming and looks quite incredible, like a throwback to the golden age of FF.

Did you forget about Type-0? even though it wasn't localized, surely it must count for something. It's one of the better FF games according to anyone who knows Japanese.

But how do you tell when a franchise is "dead" anyway? Lack of sales? lack of spotlight? company goes under? What determines the so called "death" of a video game franchise. I think it'd be chalked up to word of mouth and pretty much everyone has nothing but praise for XV. That game's been hyped to hell since it was prematurely shown at E3 2006.

How could anything "dead" generate any sort of hype?

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