Is Square-Enix Relevant Anymore? A Final Fantasy Discussion

With the recent announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-2, the series' devout were left scratching their heads, wondering "Why?" Is Square-Enix irreparably out of touch with their fanbase?

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VersusEM2530d ago (Edited 2530d ago )

I like Final Fantasy XIII

gorebago2530d ago

Me too - people forget how to have fun

crxss2530d ago

SE's only problem that i can see is how long it takes them to release there games after they're announced. FF Versus XIII was announced in 2006...

Istanbull2530d ago (Edited 2530d ago )

Square Enix is not relevant anymore. After years of waiting for the failed FF13 and still waiting for FFversus13, I turned my back on them.

There are much better J-rpg makers: Level 5, Atlus, the "Tales of" developpers.

While in the abscence of a Final Fantasy game when SE was releasing a bad game after another bad game on their beloved 360, I found games like Shin Megami Tensei, White Knight Chronicles or Tales of games to exist!

Pozzle2526d ago

It's hard to have fun when the game feels like a chore to complete.

I didn't go into the game expecting it to be bad. I actually defended it before it's release and thought the negativity surrounding it was overblown.
But when it finally came out and I got my hands on a copy of the game, I was disappointed. It was so....boring to play. It's as though Square Enix got all the elements to make an RPG together...but forgot to add the 'fun'. Did anyone on the team actually play through the game? Because walking through endless corridoors, fighting the same types of monsters over and over, having a battle system that fights for you, etc. isn't fun.

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EYEamNUMBER12530d ago

yes they are still relevant you wanna know what the real problem is the only problem i see is that people now a days seem to think that
square-enix only = final fantasy which isn't the case

Masterchef20072530d ago (Edited 2530d ago )

I just bought it for the PS3. Its extremely linear but its fun. However when we are talking about active combat systems my fav has got to be X2. BTW my fav FF game was 9. I shall never forget that funny little knight who was my fav character in a FF game.

gorebago2530d ago

I watched alot of anime growing up and this game reminded me of one so that's why I liked it.

plus the battle engine was pretty cool.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2530d ago

As long as ppl are still talking about them theyre relevant.

:O So that means the mere fact that you wrote the article means they are. Way to answer your own question.

Close_Second2530d ago

I never got into the FF series. Just don't like the style of play.

earbus2530d ago

They are relevant to me as they own eidos and they make battlestations pacific game of joy as for the other stuff project sylpheed rocked but im no ff fan.

Godmars2902530d ago

Thought the argument was weather or not JRPGs were relevant in Western markets anymore. In that regard, at least on HD consoles, Square did have that ball and they dropped it.

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