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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."

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kalkano908d ago

Until there's a new, console, AAA, turn-based Final Fantasy, this is nothing but words.

ritsuka666908d ago (Edited 908d ago )

Square will not return for the glory days.

thorstein908d 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.

Tempest317908d ago

Agreed. Give me a turn based, non-tactics rpg.

OrangePowerz908d 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.

Tempest317907d 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

chrissx908d ago (Edited 908d ago )

Ah the good old days when square soft gave us amazing final fantasies. I'm afraid those days r gone.

Godmars290908d ago (Edited 908d 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.

Kurisu908d 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!

Whitey2k908d ago

We asked for a remake of FF7 n they cant b bothered yet they made a remake of other final fantasys