The arrival of Square-Enix's newest game, The World Ends With You, is quickly approaching and reviews are beginning to trickle out. It's getting great scores but Hooked Gamers have noticed a common comment about the company. When they can create new game worlds as interesting and unique as The World Ends With You, why don't they do it more often? Most of their games are sequels or spin-offs to their successful franchises.
So with all that in mind, Hooked Gamers decided to take a look back at the success and failure of the new IPs they've put out over the years, specifically ones that the original Squaresoft developed and that have come out in the US. The history of the company yields an impressive list of original ideas. In the interest of keeping the posts (relatively) short, this feature will be posted in 3 installments. First up, the NES and SNES era.