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How to kill a popular game series

BeefJack: "What’s the clearest path to killing the magic of a great videogame series? Running it into the ground, writes Yuliya Geikhman."

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Megaman_nerd2400d ago

I don't know how to explain this clearly but I think the main problem of Square is that they have become too greedy and they are trying to copy the business model of Activision to achieve the same success as the COD series but things aren't going according to plan.

Square tried to make FFXIII play like a FPS game, Square want to make FF a yearly franchise, Square is catering more to the Xbox crowd (even though the sales are on the PS3), Square is making way too many FF sequels/re-releases/spin-offs/ etc. too fast.

Gamer-Z2399d ago (Edited 2399d ago )

Exactly and people wonder why Activision gets so much hate over the COD series. If you don't get its because COD affects other games but the only problem is, that copy and paste yearly strategy only works with COD it wont work with any other game.

gypsygib2400d ago

Deus Ex Human Revolution was my favourite RPG this year.

FF still cool but I don't like the cast of characters in FF13, who wants to play as a skinny girls with little emotional depth and pink hair.

gypsygib2399d ago

How about one's with nice bodies.

Godmars2902400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Deus Ex was Edios, a Western developer, so they hardly count as Sqaure turning around.

@BldyShdw:
Fat like this? Yes.

[email protected]2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Eidos right? :)

D3mons0ul2399d ago

People who don't live by stupid biases.

undercovrr2400d ago

To tire us of Final Fantasy games you actually have to release them.

Tanir2400d ago

for real lol. ff13 alot of people hate, tho i think 12 was the worst (being able to beat bosses without holding the controller or being in the room = fail)

now if Versus sux (which it wont since nomura is behind it) then we can say square is doomed, but with this ff13-2 looking atleast better than 13 and Type zero being an amazing game i dont know how people keep saying square fails with just ff13 and 14 as a supposed failure

tiffac0082400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Good one! You get +bubs for speaking the truth.

Up until now FFXIIIVs is still in-development status, while the localization of FF Type-0 is in limbo. Nothing concrete and yet SE is going to announce a new FF game next year. -_-...

Why don't they release their pending FF games first before they announce a new one? :/

@Pyscho_Mantis (below)

I don't think its a developers problem, I think this is a case of management problem.

FinaLXiii2400d ago (Edited 2400d ago )

Im pretty sure FF will be back on top when Versus and Type-0 come out.

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