Sometimes we have to call it like we see and High Score Reviews has some things regarding Square-Enix that they need to get off their chest.
Oh that's simple enough to explain: they cray-cray. Have been since/before the Nova Crystallis announcements.
I feel like any impact this article would've had hinges on one quote. Nomura had no idea he was director. The problem with that is that the quote is being taken out of context, unintentionally i assume. He was told he was director months before we saw the teaser. because he saw the teaser months before we did
Agreed. Mind you, FFVII was in development for 2 years now. They can find a director later on for a concept and a game that already exist. Because its a remake, they have lots of material to work with, concept, art direction, story, characters etc.
Square Enix right now is the best it has been in years, not since the ps2 generation have I looked forwards as many games by Square than now, I'm guessing a lot of it is a mix of really listening to consumers (sales), critics (reviews) and Yoichi Wada stepping down.
Yep, they seem to be returning to form. For us JRPG fans, this is amazing news.
I don't think there's anything wrong with remasters and remakes. Whether or not it's slowing down the production of FF15 I'm not sure. But FF15 has been in production for over 50 years, kind of tough to blame that kind of time frame on the recent remaster craze. I remember as a child in the early 90's, my father used to tell me "son, 30 some years ago Square Enix started working on FF 13 Versus, and that it may not come out today, may not come out tomorrow, but boy you better believe that it will come out in your lifetime." And now with the release of the demo, I have absolute faith that FF15 will be released sometime within the next 5 years.
I want to try whatever you're on.
anyone else suspect that Tetsuya Nomura was pulling everyones leg with that quote?
Funny how out of all the japanese companies taking a crap on themselves, this article focuses on the one that is actually announcing a stellar lineup of games, and is actually announcing games that people want. The problem with FFXV development is that it had to be scrapped, and is being built on a propriety engine that is taking a lot of resources to develop. Luckily, UE4 seems to be a hit with Japanese devs, and much like KH3, I hope FF7R uses this engine and can cut development time/cost by a pretty good amount. God speed Square Enix.
What are they doing? Let's see... Just Cuase 3 new Nier project Final Fantasy 15 Final Fantasy 7 Final Fantasy 12hd (if the rumors are true) Kingdom Hearts 3 Tomb Raider Hitman Dragon Quest heroes Dragon Quest X Dragon Quest XI ...Looks like they are pushing out some great games
^ You missed Star Ocean 5 and World Of Final Fantasy also :) I haven't been this impressed by Square in a very long time. I'm just really hoping they can deliver.
XD and Final Fantasy Explorers...I was really looking forward to those 3 too Oh well, I was quickly naming things off the top of my head but the point remains a very great line up
And Project Setsuna, whatever it is, AND Deus Ex Mankind divided. Really crazy awesome lineup of games
Like to add some VITA Love Romancing Saga Rise of mana they also announced Dragon Quest Heroes 2 and a new front mission http://www.gamespot.com/art...
" because Square seems to be continuously reaching for money where they can in desperation" Desperation? Did you not see how many games they have in development? Do you not get the concept of business? World Of FF FFVII FFXV FFXIV expansions Nier 2 Star Ocean 5 DQ XI KH III along with a new JRPG IP and many more. Sooooo FFXII is getting ported because Square can....if FFXV came out today....they would STILL PORT FFXII, the fact that you think remastering or ports are um "desperate" only shows maybe you don't know much about gaming in terms of a business or just business in general. Rockstar ported GTAV....sooooo with 35 million units sold on PS3 and 360....they still made a PS4, XONE and PC verison, sooo they "desperate" too? "but when a company begins to be the punchline every time they announce a game and when it might be out, then perhaps it’s time to step back and re-evaluate" Why? " Square’s track record, the remake of Final Fantasy VII may not come out" Its been in development for 2 years...you don't actually know how far they are and they only have 1 title that has had long development and thats FF Versus or FFXV, they don't have a track record of that bud. Folks cried about KH II for a long time...yet KH 1 released March 2002 KH II released December 2005 Soooo they sorta don't have some track record of ALWAYS having long developments as FFXIII was first shown may 2006. released December 2009. Mind you, even that title was going to be on PS2, but later put on next gen. http://www.1up.com/news/ffx... "When it comes down to it, we shouldn’t have to wait eight years after their original announcements" We shouldn't but its not your company, not your IP....be happy that they are even still coming out with it, they could have just canned it and called it a day. Mind you, thats with 1 game....they don't just have a history of doing that with all games bud, that is such an exaggeration its not even funny.
Square Enix has turned into JRPG factory for PS4, so I'm cool with it
", it still doesn’t explain their core studios and what they have been doing for the past eight years with the exception of re-release of Final Fantasy XIV" FFXIII FF XIII-2 FF XIII-3 Bravely Default Bravely Second FF The 4 Light Heros Front Mission The Last Remnant KH Birth By Sleep FFVII Crisis Core Dissidia 1 and 2 Star Ocean the last hope DQ IX DQ X Nier Parasite Eve 3rd Birthday and I'm still leaving out quite a few. Sounds to me like they've been pretty busy. Last I recall, Square didn't just only release main FF's and KH's...they sorta also make money on other titles.
You're all over the place in regards to time released, platform, how a game was received and many other factors. ignoring that Square's production issues are around consoles rather than handhelds. I mean, FFS, if the FF13 games where generally regarded as being good, we wouldn't even be having this or many other "discussions".
" doesn’t explain their core studios and what they have been doing for the past eight years" That is what was questioned bud... Mind you " FF13 games where generally regarded as being good"....who said anything about them being good, again...what was questioned was that their main core was doing...they were releasing games lol, questions answered bud. "ignoring that Square's production issues" Annnnnd those are? Because 1 game got delayed for years and years that never even officially had a release date or even a release window? Umm...sure. Productions "issues" or production issue....? Last I recall, they released all their games last gen in timely fashion besides FF Versus. Again...FFXIII announced 2006, came out 2009. FF Crisis Core, announced 2004, came out 2007 FF XIII-2 was announced and released in the SAME YEAR! FFXIII-3 announced 2012, came out 2013 Want more? 2007 the announced FFXIV, came out 2010 Announced are re-release of FFXIV in 2011, came out in 2013 Bravely Default, announced 2011...came out 2012 Soooooo I mean...unless you got many, many examples of um "production issues" I'd stop stating a company has "production issues" based on 1 title.
FF14. The first one.
I suppose I am a little confused. The point of the article was talking about how the company can continually sustain itself in the original studio(s). Yes they have a lot going on in terms of all the games as a whole but the focus is on the actual Square Enix studio, not Eidos, Tri-Ace, etc. A lot of these titles that are being thrown out have come out, not even confirmed, or are being done by other Square owned studios. The article does acknowledge some of the other titles. It is not a question of them having more than just FF and Kingdom Hearts, its about what they are doing and are they biting off more than they can chew.
I felt last gen Square Enix totally lost their way and were pretty much irrelevant. Now I actually look forward to seeing what they do next much like I was in the PS2 gen.
Get'n their shit together that's what, seriously they've completely turned face and i feel other major japanese publishers REALLY need to take note.
Wada has gone. That's all :)
This article express pretty much what most of us wonder also, SE announce way too much stuff way too early & never deliver what they promise or what we hope for, I smell huge dissappointment when they finally release both FFXV & FFVIIR, the first dont interest me in the slightest & as for the second it was my most anticipated game of all time, it was a dream that I have start to believe it will never happen & now that is happening I cant get excited & the reason is Nomura, this guy is going to ruin it for old school fans in order to please the new generation of gamers the brainless CoD mob with few words, mark my words every one, SE is going to face a shitstorm of unimaginable proportions when they finally release this game with the changes Nomura is planing to make.
Wait a minute...I thought square enix was doing pretty well so far...I mean compared to how it was when the FFVII tech "demo" was released...oh and the FFXIV blunder...oh yeah, and releasing two sequels to possibly the worst FF released to date...hmmm... I mean now we've got kh3 and ffxv on the horizon with another tomb raider, hitman, and oh yeah...ffxiv is actually good now...hmm...I think they're on more than just a rebound. they're owning it. oh and bravely default is amazing. much love.
They have definitely regained their form since wada left, and there are loads of JRPGs lined up for all of us, I actually am looking forwards to what they have to offer now, can't wait for the following: FFXV KHIII FF Explorers World of FF FF7R Star Ocean 5 FFXII remaster Dissidia
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