Thunderbolt: If Square continues down their road of impulses and grim mentalities I fear a bleak future will be met; a dark place where magic doesn’t exist without a single Phoenix Down in sight.
I'm actually more excited to see what they put out for the portables - 3DS, NGP. Handheld projects have for the most part been solid. Would be nice if Agito got shifted to the NGP or FFVI on either next gen portable. Their console games - developed or published under the SE label - have been disappointing this gen (except for Nier, which I adored - but that was Cavia's genius, not SE's). XIII was not a terrible game, but it wasn't extraordinary either. The only "wow" moment I had (possible spoiler) was the last hour or so of the game. Fantastic, staged final boss fight that got gaudier and gaudier, cinematic after cinematic. There was a bit of the ol' Square magic at work there. But the overall linearity for 50% of the game was a terrible design decision. The world felt far more barren than any FF I can recall. Lost Odyssey and WKC are still my faves this gen. Lost Odyssey, because it WAS a classic FF adventure in HD with some definite adult undercurrents. WKC because it was a simple JRPG with a FREE, addictive online component that I spent hundreds of hours on. I think somewhere this gen certain developers haven't yet learned that consumers of this type of product (JRPGs) are a discerning and critical lot. Sort of like what's happening with the FPS genre now that it has reached a saturation point, you see reviewers becoming more and more fatigued and cynical in their evaluations. You can't just put out a game that has unfriendly, unpopular or unfamiliar elements (see: FFXIV for an EXCELLENT example of SE's ignorance on this issue) and expect consumers to adapt. Not with the sheer volume of competition and choices available to us these days.
I wish lost Odyssey was on Pc, I wanna play it pretty bad, heard the 360 version has alot of technical difficulties and stuff though, also long loading times and I just don't have the space on my 360 harddrive to install it. Still I may get it yet....
I don't know where you heard that from. The game runs perfectly fine, and it's such a great game. That's probably the last good turn based JRPG to been seen for a long time.
If XIII had been put out on the PS2 like it should have been instead of being ported, there likely wouldn't have been an issue. Both Square and the fans just have to hope that vsXIII will deliver. That maybe XIII-2 will show some potential of a JRPG on a HD console.
I hope so lol
lol.. oh man that was hilarious haven't laughed all day until now, thaaaank you.
A long time ago. Since X-2
There has nothing been like FF7 & FF10.
I rather play a Dragon Quest in my PS3 than Final Fantasy as of lately...
The best FF for me have got to be the ones on the PSX. PPl will disagree but i loved FF9.
Honestly, I'm so tired of the same news, I mean, what else can you say about this? Square lost its roots for the last 2 titles, I mean wow!! They made 4 bad titles and a mmo out of 12 good ones and now the ff series is shity, give me a break, find something else to chew on, this type of news is over played. let's start talking about new games and such, not this stupid shit.
THANK YOU! Finally someone who actually has a brain. FF1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12, tactics and Dissidia all were fucking awesome! Not to mention SE overall there is also KH which is something the fans can't get enough of and KH3D is looking extremely good. FFXI wasn't a very good decision but it was still rather popular, FFXIV was a terrible mistake, X-2 was an attempt at a sequel which they have never done that worked rather strangely and FFXIII was a good game, maybe not a good FF game. They learned from their mistakes, XIII-2 will be a lot better I can promise that, Versus I bet will come out next year and finally Type-0 looks great too! It's not run out of gas the simple fact is that they are overworking themselves, when they release one game they promise 2 more are on the way, after those two come out there are 4 on their way, and so it goes.
yes,this franchise has been milked more than call of duty.
Well ff is a different branch than cod, you can't compare the two, what more can you offer on cod? More guns, story and background? But with ff, you can make a whole different game, you can make it a shooter, or anything, that is why it is call final fantasy, you can do whatever you want with the game, it's way more flexible to develop a story for rather than a shooter, I'm not disagreeing just pointig it out.
people should not complain,about something being milked to death....there are like how many final fantasy games? that term apply to every franchise not just a select few...hypocrites bash activision,for living off only one franchise.what about Square?that company wouldn't exist without final fantasy.
slyrunner You got that right. Final Fantasy is just a name used but the games themselves are different overall, Diff. characters, settings, elements and storytelling. COD got to repetitive and old to fast and to soon in this generation at least. You can only do so much with a fps game where as games that are more open the possibility is only held back from what you can produce. You could make a fps role playing game similar to Oblivion/Fallout but it would be hard and different in my opinion.
"yes,this franchise has been milked more than call of duty. " At least they make the attempt to change up the damn formula. It's been an RPG, Fighter, Movie, Boardgames, Third person shooter and within the rpgs each one that had something stand out. CoD imo have been going downhill ever since after 4. People aren't hypocrites because they use it as a name. Where as CoD, they ABUSE that, by making the next one "godly" and by gouging the player base with $15 DLC which can easily be $7, but instead they want to hurt you in your wallet, and admit to it by the head person, Kotick.
Its true it would not be here without FF. The original was called FINAL Fantasy cause it was suppose to be the last game ever they made by Square, but it turned into a success, 10 great awesome games later they stumbled into a rough patch but got back up with FF12. Not to mention Kingdom Hearts which is SE's second most popular franchise and for good reasons. CoD started to get stale at game FIVE! Big difference man. FF hasn't been milked nearly as much if at all like CoD
Hmmm, well, if they quit tryin to go for the WOW factor cut scene and focus on the "heart" of a game, then yeah...they will be fine. Compare FFXIII to FFVI, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana.
No. What has ran out of gas are these pointless blogs.
It ran out of gas a decade ago...just with the FF games already.
GAS: yes. MILK: no. Versus unlike the rest has potential. But only time will tell.
ff gaiden, revant wings, 13= awesome I think all these articles have run out of gas And the article lost all credibility when they said XII stunk which is one of the greats of all time
Have these stupid articles ran out of gas? I swear i see at LEAST 3 per day.
How many more of these articles do we need? I swear, every time I come on to N4G there is a new one, saying the exact same thing <_<
i need more beans
Even though I've become more skeptic when it comes to Final Fantasy, I still have high hopes for Versus.
We will have to wait for VS 13
This article is 8 years late.
This article sucks ass.
The truth is even tho I believe that FFvsXIII will be a gr8 game I still miss the old style traditional turn based battle system that let u think a little what strategy is best to follow unlike a real time action battle system who make u destroy the buttons of your joystick like when u play "Street Fighter" or some other fast paced beat m up, why my once favorite company who created my 2 all time favorite games FFVII & Xenogears didn't make anything good for over a decade now and continue to disappoint their fans releasing one bad game after another.. I really miss Squaresoft.
Not Running Out Of Gas Cause Versus is on the way and director Tetsuya Nomura is a genius
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