10 Biggest Square Fails

Oh how the mighty have fallen. This list of the 10 Biggest Square Fails chronicles the fall of one of the most well know and successful third party game developers ever. Squaresoft used to be a household name for gamers. Known for games such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 which continue to show up on “best games of all time” lists, Square made a few really bad decisions which eventually led to them merging with Enix, and things didn’t get better from there. Now, the RPG giant is focusing their efforts on publishing rather than development, and by their own admission, the games they put their name behind have been “commercial failures.” In a way, it was Square’s downfall that contributed to the downfall of the JRPG as a dominant game genre. These are the 10 Biggest Square Fails.

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kalkano1708d ago

#1: Slapping the Final Fantasy brand name on their new action-RPG series.

-Foxtrot1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

#11. Final Fantasy 13

#12. Continuing the 13 series into it's own smaller franchise

#13 Continuing pushing games the majority don't like instead of doing what fans want

...I could go on

EDIT: Oh I wondered why they didn't put FF13 down, apparently in their Best FF games list on the next article they have FF13 on their. Thought something was up.

rodiabloalmeida1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Everything in that article is true! Specially numbers 3, 6 and 8. I couldn't agree more with number 8. And I hate Square-enix for number 6.

-Gespenst-1707d ago

1. Drakengard mightn't be the best series, but it's pretty established and does have a fanbase. Nier- I haven't played it- seems really awesome. And then of course both Drakengard and Nier are in the same universe, so it's a pretty committed series.

2. I never played The Bouncer, but I have the soundtrack and it's masterful. Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi, just like Final Fantasy X-2.

3. Yeah, they've become a bit of a faceless corporation in a lot of respects. But they still have creative minds on board that are perhaps struggling through this corporate bullcrap.

4. The Crystal Chronicle series is really good? Well, not as good as the mainline games, but they're totally solid.

5. Final Fantasy X-2 is superb, no matter what any stuffy, wannabe macho, secretly homophobic d-bag says about it. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a solid game too in all departments. Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII? Not a bad game, good story, nostalgic, kind of like a DmC-lite, and great music. Perhaps not a critical success, but an enjoyable game. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings? I actually haven't had the chance to play it yet, but it looks pretty decent.

6. Not continuing Chrono TRIGGER? They did. They made Chrono Cross, which is every bit as awesome. There's also the more obscure text and image based game Radical Dreamers. It's not great I guess, but Chrono Trigger WAS continued. The problem about continuing it any further is that the original team are totally dispersed; they're working for all sorts of different companies. If SE were to tackle a Chrono game on their own, it mightn't turn out very well or please fans. I think they probably know that. I hope they do.

7. Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is underrated. It's simplified sure, but it has charm.

8. Perhaps this shouldn't have happened.

9. Yeah this was obviously a bit of a disaster.