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Submitted by Spectator1 202d ago | opinion piece

Analysing Square-Enix's Vow to Return to Making Games for Core Fans

gamrReview's Ben Burnham: "Square-Enix wants to return to the business of making Japanese games for the core gamer.

That was the sentiment expressed by Company President Yosuke Matsuda in a recent discussion with Nikkei Trendy, following what was seen as a rather difficult 2013 for the Japanese publisher and what turned out to be the surprise worldwide success of their 3DS RPG, Bravely Default." (Bravely Default, Dev, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Hitman: Absolution, Industry, Square Enix)

kalkano  +   203d ago
Until there's a new, console, AAA, turn-based Final Fantasy, this is nothing but words.
ritsuka666  +   202d ago
Square will not return for the glory days.
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thorstein  +   202d ago
Indeed. I wish they had never swallowed up Enix. Enix would be monstrous now. It seems as soon as it happened all Enix titles and creativity was shoved to the side.
Tempest317  +   202d ago
Agreed. Give me a turn based, non-tactics rpg.
OrangePowerz  +   202d ago
Doesn't have to be turn based. FF XII wasn't turn based and still a good JRPG. They just need to get away from that westernized FF13 approach.
Tempest317  +   202d ago
Agreed, XII was a phenomenal game...however I (and most of my friends) prefer the traditional turn based style of the original FF titles. They allow for more strategy and a wider variety of tactics, and allow time to plan out battles without having to worry about reaction time. Honestly a battle system like kotor (or a lot of older bioware titles) would be great as well. Real time with the option to pause and plan commands/actions is second only to pure bred turn based imho
chrissx  +   202d ago
Ah the good old days when square soft gave us amazing final fantasies. I'm afraid those days r gone.
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Godmars290  +   202d ago
Square Enix will never be able to make games like Squaresoft did so long as CG cutscenes have priority over game mechanics and story/character development.

That is the exact issue: they do eight plus hours of cg cutscenes. Something which has to take years longer to make the game portion.
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Kurisu  +   202d ago
Final Fantasy XV could win back the core fans. Final Fantasy XV-2 could drive some fans away. And by the time Noctis Returns is released there will be no fans left at all ;p

Joking aside, I can't wait for Final Fantasy XV. I'm going to be all over that pre-order like a rash when a release date is announced!
Whitey2k  +   202d ago
We asked for a remake of FF7 n they cant b bothered yet they made a remake of other final fantasys

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