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Can Square-Enix Turn It Around This Generation?

OnlySP: Square Enix has declined to bring Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts III to E3 this year. That isn’t a huge surprise since there is little evidence that either of these games are going as well as the developer says (year after year after year in the case of the former). Also if there is anything to show Square-Enix might wish to do so at the Tokyo Game Show instead.

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kalkano750d ago

Well, they're off to a bad start with XV being an action-RPG. But, they did mention something about needing to get back to old Final Fantasies, but having to release XV first. So, I'll wait for XV to pass by, ignore it and it's 2 sequels, and wait for news on XVI.

I'm not getting my hopes up, though.

ArchangelMike750d ago

Yeah I'm really dissapointed that FFXV is not going to be at E3. For me that means that it's unlikely to release this year. I know peeps are saying TGS, and I agree there 'might' be a teaser trailer or something at TGS, but I doubt a release date will be announced.

Then there's KH3, which, if FFXV is anything to go by, might end up not gettign released this gen anyway? I mean, how long has FFXV been in development now, it missed the whole of last gen!!! So don't hold out for KH3 this gen imo.

Then there's the remasters. I'm guessing that Squenix will do another remaster, especially after the success of FFX remastered. I bet they do FFXII next (which I would absolutely love btw), and in this way fill the interim periods.

They'll probably push Tomb Raider 2, and Hitman though besides their FF franchise. SO all in all, I don't think they'll turn it round this gen at all!

vishmarx750d ago (Edited 750d ago )

screw square ,im done waiting.
itll come when itll come.

alot more to look forward to.
ps3 is definitely fetting its jrpgs,(p5,zestiria,xillia etc)
hope the same could be said about ps4,
in the meantime,i think i got plenty else to play.
jrpgs need a fresh new start with p5 and xv,rather than being rushed for the sake of it
ive grown bore with the mediocrity of the genre in the last 8 years.
and need to fall back in love with em

sonerone749d ago

well that FFXVI is next gen already :( as things happening these days :(

Irishguy95749d ago (Edited 749d ago )

'Good start'. Regardless of your opinion, money wise -> FFXV will sell alot. Gameplay wise it's awesome looking(you admit this). You're just bummed out your favorite series took a massive change. I'm just happy we're gonna be getting a game that looks like what FF could have been if it didn't have hardware limitations like it did in the past.

I mean really the only possible reason anyone has to diss FFXV is that it's not turn based anymore. Simply put, anyone who judges the game and trailers on 'quality' seems to be massively impressed. You yourself admit this and are just annoyed about its name. What happened to SE is they stopped making good games. What they need to do is bring the quality back up to the consistency of before. Which is exactly what FFXV is doing.

kalkano749d ago

"Gameplay wise it's awesome looking(you admit this)."

Absolutely not.

"what FF could have been if it didn't have hardware limitations like it did in the past."

Never happened.

"You yourself admit this and are just annoyed about its name."

No. Why do you keep saying that?

elda749d ago

Gone are the days of slow turn base,bring on the fast action battle system which looks amazing!

kalkano749d ago

So you think millions of people (turn-based fans) shouldn't play games anymore?

cpayne93749d ago

Sort of like trading strategy and deep gameplay mechanics for flashy visuals and for people with short attention spans. Modern gaming in a nutshell really.

KinjoTakemura749d ago (Edited 749d ago )

Ridiculous. There are only a few action RPGs of late that are even worth mentioning. Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma, Demon Souls, Dragon Age, and Skyrim. The rest are average to extremely horrible. Mugen Souls is the type of turn-based RPG that sells. Tales of Graces, Tales Of Xillia, Valkyria chronicles, are all games that prove that turn-based rpgs are not going the way of the dinosaur. Nocturnal Doctrine is coming in a few months and I already have it on pre-order.

yokokoroma748d ago

This is well said, someone else who recognizes the flaw of FF XV being a JARPG. The combat in the game looks terrible, and I can guarantee it's the reason it's not being shown at E3. There aren't many gamers who can observe these things, and noted such things makes you a rare gamer.

On the issue of Square Enix turning things around this gen, highly unlikely. They still seem to be caught up in XIII, which means they don't comprehend that it's not the type of FF game, longtime FF players want. When it comes to JRPG, nothing will trump the traditional turn-based JRPG. It's what made JRPGs popular in the first place.

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weekev15750d ago

Tbh Square aint what they used to be. Monolith soft are gonna be killing them. X looks like the kind of game Square should be making, instead Square seem intent onHD remasters, please just focus on the games you have Iin development that folks have been waiting on for eons.

Hopefully they will use e3 to announce localisation of Bravely Second which would be a nice move.

Xof749d ago

To "turn it around" wouldn't they have had to have been going in the right direction at some point? All SE has ever done is mooch off the brand-recognition of old Square and Enix IPs.

AiirJordann23749d ago

Probably the same old teaser trailer they been releasing. Im so tire of SE fuckin over everyone. I guess were have to wait and see what happens

LostFlock749d ago

No... Honestly im looking forward to both FF15 and KH3 but they really should have never announced or teased KH3, its basically Versus 13 all over again. Its obvious 15 will come out first and once they had a firm release day then tease KH3, but never like what they're doing now.

elda749d ago

Agreed!..Until they have any game they are making near completion then they should start announcing it not when it's just a concept & nothing has been even started.

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