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Fortune: Square Enix hopes the 'Fantasy' never ends

FORTUNE -- Even though Square Enix now owns storied franchises like Tomb Raider, Thief, and Deus Ex; it's the sci-fi, fantasy role-playing game Final Fantasy that has sold more than 100 million units and has connected with players around the globe. The game publisher has just released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster soon will be released for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita (March 18), and the first next-gen title, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, launches April 14 on PlayStation 4.

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rodiabloalmeida1320d ago (Edited 1320d ago )

It should have ended sometime ago. But Square-Enix will not give up, as long as theres people buying this damn poor franchise that FF became today. I wonder how much hype people get when SE announces a new FF saying that it's gonna be the best in the series bla bla bla. Oh boy, I miss Square (without the Enix) so much.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1320d ago

It's lasted this long so it will probably keep going as long as gaming is around.

kalkano1319d ago (Edited 1319d ago )

"Final Fantasy XIII is the 23rd most popular PS3 game, with 5.1 million units sold"

Units sold, and popularity, are two very different things. A TON of the people that bought it, didn't like it.

"Square Enix's flagship franchise has built up a very loyal following since its launch back in 1987."

"Had", not "has". It "had" built up a very loyal following. Then, they drove us all away.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1318d ago

The REAL games already ended after the PS1. Now they don't know what they're doing with the games anymore (especially when it comes to the battle system). When they actually get to making a FF game like the days of PS1 and before THEN I will start playing them again. I don't care about any of the PS2 corridor FF games, MMOs, and real-time battles. I also don't care about their future FF hallway games + spinoffs nor do I care for their Kingdom Hearts Versus 13 game + inevitable spinoffs that they'll milk until the following gen.

Zichu1318d ago

Ive played a little bit of FF1, but it felt abit weird. I will have to try it again. Ive also played a little of FF5 and that was way better FF7, 8, and 9 were the best from the PS1 Ffs. FFX & X-2 were amazing. I played alot of FFXI, enjoyed every moment of it. FFXII was also a fave of mine.

FFXIII was enjoyable, but was a different FF game.

Kos-Mos1318d ago

You won`t find a studio that creates better human-like characters than Square Enix.
Just look at the lifeless robotic characters western studios creates.

DCfan1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

You don't get to bash a western bug fest this easily.
I agree though, not to mention the hilariously awful sex scenes western studios try so hard to implent in their games.

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