It took a year for Final Fantasy XV to reach what some may consider a complete state. The Final Fantasy mobile games are cash grabs. Maybe the series needs to go on hiatus?
"It is okay for series to go on hiatus. Sometimes, it even ends up being for the best. Assassin’s Creed took a brief breather, and the result was the amazing Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Maybe, once all of this Final Fantasy XV stuff is worked out, Square Enix should do the same for the Final Fantasy series. Take a pause. Give people time to miss it. Work out some new ideas. Make a game that is 100% ready at launch, instead of maybe finally finished about a year later." While I agree with the sentiment that the next game should be a 100% ready at launch. I don't think Final Fantasy needs a break or needs to die because it's not a yearly franchise like Assassins Creed and there is always a huge gap between each game. Also, I never thought I would see the day there would be a dispatches.cheacc article without a scantily clad female on the thumbnail. Good job i guess XD . Here is hoping you would do the same on your website.
The only reason its not a yearly franchise - which Square has mentioned several times of wanting to do - is because every-time they announce a title they set overambitious benchmarks with graphics that then cause cause delay upon delay. You did notice how added content happened between the FF13 titles right? FF15 as well? That's what they want to do in lue of yearly game releases. As if that's not going to cause - increase - franchise fatigue.
Speaking of Square and RPG this is a related story. The new president (as of 2014) has said several times he is taking square back to their roots. This is one of them. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
I think people DO miss it. Remember how people reacted to FFVII remake announcement? Even console launches did not get such a awesome reaction! It may seem like they are not giving people time to miss it. But since 200 they have not been making Final fantasy games. Instead they have been making action adventure or action RPG's and throwing the title Final fantasy on it. No one cheers for action adventure final fantasy games (unless they dont know it is one).
Every numbered entry is a different story, in a different world, different mechanics, with no connection to the others.... This guy does realize that this is basically the same as saying all JRPGs should just stop for a while, right? I mean, Final Fantasy 10 and 15 have as much in common as Tales of Zesteria and Legend of Dragoon...and the same applies to all of the games, excluding direct sequels of course (like X-2).
I lost interest in the FF series after ff13...
What kind of stupid question is that
It is not stupid. The quality of FF games has been in a steady decline since Monolith and others left square. I hope they make a come back, but they need better characters, story and gameplay.
Not really. We’ve had various great FF titles over the years. It’s never gotten to the point where it should end as a franchise and it’s ridiculous to even bring up the notion
I agree, it's never gotten that bad. In retrospect so many studio including Monolith haven't been delivering A+ material either. Xenoblade 2 from what I hear was a disappoint and follows cliche JRPG tropes.
Final Fantasy is now the world's longest identity crisis...
They should look back at what made Final Fantasy so good. I feel like they themselves don't even know what kind of game they want to make
I'd kill for a Final Fantasy that was at least something like 6 through 9.
I feel like the closest we ever got in recent years was World of Final Fantasy, that felt very similar to classic FF to me. Anything after X doesn't feel like it has that magic or charm.
Yes a company should let it’s biggest flagship that helped it survive through dire times just stop existing 😑
It is dead. its undead now. Just, as I seem to keep doing, waiting for someone to apply Phoenix down, after an excessive and needless fight, to put it down.
No. Why should it?? Every main new entry is basically a new Ip, it just keeps the final fantasy title. This means you can just skip any that aren't to your liking.
Jenni Lada articles are the worst, she always puts stupid pictures in the headers for hits as well.
Final Fantasy XV is the best since IX. In my opinion the franchise finally managed to evolve well
You misspelled "worst ever".
Nah, it was good. Maybe not for old fossils who were around since the first one though. XD
You misspelled "trying to put words in people's mouths"
12 and 13 were worse than 15.
I agree with you
I don't understand their hatred about FFXV, it's a luxury AAA JRPG, very well made and impressive, just everything I expect from the franchise and I'm happy that it sold very well
@StormSailor, Popular opinion seems to be that most people like FFXV but it was a mess of a game, once you finish it you can easily tell it went through development hell. I just want them to leave FFXV alone and do better on the next mainline title.
Not even close. 15 isn’t even better than 13 let alone 5,6,7,8,9, 10.
Man I really hope your kidding; ff12 and 13 were absolutely horrible games. FF12 was an mmo disguised as a single player game, and FF13 was on rails.
FF12 isn’t my favorite by a long shot mostly because it was offline MMO, and the gambit system while interesting wasn’t my thing. The world and story were excellent though even if the main protagonist kinda sucked. FF13 was linear but it had a straightforward story in the vein of FFX, an amazing score, and memorable characters. The paradigm shift system is extremely underrated. Ff15 is just boring. The world is empty and lifeless. The combat is janky, and I didn’t care for the Bromance.
@meka2611, I could believe he is absolutely serious, 12 and 13 were not good games but that goes to show how badly 15 went. People seem to love 15 just for the "road trip in an open world with an action battle system". It's biggest fault is the story and characters.
It would make sense if it was an annual series but it's not so....
Nope. I loved XV and XIII. Like where the franchise is headed. Also, VII remake is already a thing. Get outta here, cheatcc.
FF xv is a good game, but not what I hoped for after 10 years of development
It needs to go back to it's roots and focus more on the story rather than graphics and open world. What's the point of having a huge pretty open world if it just feels empty.
Considering one FF game of the main series takes more than 3 years to make, no, it doesn't need a hiatus.
Nope! Let this opinion piece die.
Should Zelda die as well, and mario, and other classic games? F$#k No!!
Those franchises are built on pretty solid mechanics. The FF series is still trying to figure out how to make a good battle system.
I think they're struggling with alot of things lately, at least they're solid when it comes to the graphics, can never fault Square-Enix for graphics.
15 is not s good FF
What's the alternative? Multiplayer paywall games that repeat year after year. I'll stick to what I know thanks.
what lol - Final Fantasy is not even yearly release - Every Final Fantasy innovates on Game play & Story. - They don't use same game play as previous entry no matter how popular it is. - Obviously when a team is testing new Game plays some will be loved some won't. I give full credit to Square for making new gameplay for each entry.
Final Fantasy does not innovate on anything, anymore. They copy whatever's popular.
Not really. It is time to let SquareEnix die though, and have them sell off their properties in bankruptcy.
I hate to agree with you but a LOT of people would like to found a real Final fantasy game with the intellectual property behind it. I think it is much too expensive to purchase though.
Some pathetic comments in here. Blindly defending this whored out, used up, dried up, worthless pile of junk of a franchise. Take a look at everything since XII. If you think that constitutes a "Final Fantasy" game, then wow, I feel bad for you. This is of course, to say nothing of the typhoon of mobile shovelware that carries the franchise name too. This series should have died well over 10 years ago, since its owning company can't seem to do it any justice whatsoever.
Final Fantasy games have always been hit or miss though. Personally I hated FF8, thought it was dumb as hell. Others hated FF9; FF12 is also divisive. And no one can argue that 13 was a pile of junk.
That is anecdotal, like saying my cousin didnt like it. But world wide 1 through 9 was critical, and mass sales hits so that is not a hit and miss history. It is after Squares THEN new president came out and said turn based takes twice as long to make and twice as many people to make. And then said they was going to go action rpg. That is when things started going wrong permanently. He said they would convert peoples. He was wrong instead he lost fans.
The mobile games, all the F**king mobile games.
Author should go write for yahoo, fit right in with the rest of their stupid articles
What?? No!!! Final Fantasy was always different in every chapter, with common elements, so every game felt like a new game. Ok, let's forget XIII (a trilogy... in FF.... really?! What a waste, like FF X-2) and XV... but they can't kill a so big franchise, there are so many things they can still do! Unless a "XVI" will ruin it for good, so in that case... yes, they can kill it.
Nah, it's time to let Hiroyuki Ito direct a Final Fantasy again (Director of VI, IX & XII, also creator of ATB).
Is it actually playable now? Have they fixed the story, made combat more interesting, added meaningful side quests, changed the shitty perk system to something more in depth, stopped the hunts from being a repetitive pain in the arse, added more summons, gagged Prompto, and fixed the unstable frame rates?
It's never going to get any better than it is now, so it's pretty much a no to all your questions.
They need to make the game with the ability to pick the combat. Option A) turn base Option B) what ever SE pick when they reinvent the wheel. Disliked ff15 due to the poor controls. They got to stop trying to create new control schemes each game. They never master the combat system, and then change it up yet again to a rushed half arsed attempt.
I just want a return to exploring a whole world and stumbling into new towns or dungeons and then finding someone who I can recruit to the team. I miss that about the recent FF games.
(Rolls eyes so far they disappear into the back of my head)
The hell is this?
If you don't like it, just stop playing it. Others, like myself, have enjoyed all the FFs that we've have played so why would we want them to "let it die".
Let go of a cocktail of RPGs that sold more than 5 million for each main installment even though its heavily critisized? Even Persona 5 which is the best RPG ever exist couldn't sell that much.
P5 is less known...
If it was AAA, it would have.
The combat system wasn't good enough in ff15. Same reason why ff7 remake wont be as good as it should be.
If they start going with the multiplayer/loot box/daily quests in all their games... maybe yes. Sad to say.
Nope. Despite it's flaws, I enjoyed FFXV.
Nah, they just need to do a better job at the RPG part. At some point along the line someone got the bright idea that it needed more action and that it needed to have all the RPG choices made for you so the game essentially plays itself. Can we just get a more turn based old school Final Fantasy where you make all the party's decisions rather than them just doing whatever? I feel like they started going downhill after 9 which is when all the do everything for you stuff started to creep in. At least in 10 it still had turns though.
There are huge gaps of time in between each main Final Fantasy game. And ever since 9, they have been clearly different from each other. I don’t know what game all these people who are writing these articles are playing but FFXV was great when it came out.
* Why does Dispatches.cheatcc.com always want to kill games? Are they twisted ? Like what is their deal?