Final Fantasy XIII-2 inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim

Square Enix discusses how they've been inspired by Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim while also commenting how they don't see other games in the genre as competition.

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Optical_Matrix2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

I think Square Enix need to stop taking inspiration from Western games and start looking to their back catalog of great RPG for inspiration. Remember FFXIII....they said Call of Duty was a big influence on them and we know how that turned out (

Tuxedo_Mask2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

I agree, but at least Skyrim is an RPG.

ElliePage2241d ago

Too bad Skyrim is still in beta.

Ranma12241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

Maybe there saying that it was inspired by those games to make it seem they tried to make the game OPEN WORLD.

The truth is....there is really only one big massive roam area (archlytte steppe) in FF13-2!!

Do you really think SE would listen to their fans and make FF13-2 more open like past FF's???

FF13-2 is just a quick cash in.

rabidpancakeburglar2241d ago

Why does a huge open area matter so much to you? There is clearly plenty of open areas, just because they aren't massive doesn't make it a lesser experience.

papashango2241d ago

Too bad skyrim was the best game to come out in years

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Ranma12241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

In FF13-2, the best ending finishes with "to be continued..."

So they are probably making FF13-3 and will claim its to address the issues of FF13-2 (where they have towns, but cant go into any buildings).

Lets talk with our wallet this time. Am not gonna buy 13-2. Lets give SE a message !

rabidpancakeburglar2241d ago

Then stop commenting on the articles. I can see disagrees coming here for telling a troll to stop trolling.

Megaman_nerd2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

if you can't even enter the buildings then what is the point of the towns? My god Square, why you so lazy?

Pozzle2241d ago

Wait...they have towns, but you can't enter the buidings? WTF that's the main reason I love towns! I love rummaging through people's houses and taking to the NPCs. D:

iamtehpwn2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

Actually, I don't know about everyone else, but I don't want them to simply "Go backwards". I don't want them to just create a traditional FF in HD--I want them to innovate and surprise me while keeping what makes Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy.

Actually, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII are perfect examples of keeping the Final Fantasy experience and evolving at the same time.

Rush2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

Can people stop praising FF XIII versus, I know it's an easy way to get agrees around here....

Quite simply the games not even out yet it could be completely horrible even worse then FF XIV. Lets not pretend you have seen enough of it to decide otherwise.

I get that type-0 is already out and you could of played the Japanese important but I find that unlikely also.

PS, How is 13-2 not evolved it's basically final fantasy Pokemon with only 2 main playable characters seems nothing like the past FF games...

Also don't try to use the exclusive argument to pretend that's why Versus will be good, FF XIV was a PC exclusive and more graphically powerful then the PS3 could possibly handle and that was still shit.

Hence why they are redoing the entire graphics engine so it will run on the PS3.

iamtehpwn2241d ago

^ Don't get me wrong. I'm not really praising Versus XIII, and I actually have played the full version of Type-0 in Japanese. At times, Type-0 strongly feels like a PSX final fantasy, but with a real time fast paced battle system and cinematic nature. What I said in regards to Versus XIII is that it both changes the Final Fantasy formula while keeping traditional values of final Fantasy like Overworld maps, Vehicles, Summons,etc.

Pozzle2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

I think the problem is that Square aren't really innovating with any of their recent FF titles, but neither are they creating games that traditional FF fans would really, really adore. They're at this bizarre crossroad where they need to decide what elements they want to innovate, and what elements they want to keep old-school...because right now they keep making weird experimental mish-mash games that have some great ideas, some ok ideas, and a lot of really bad ideas...and it's just depressing seeing a once incredible and innovative company that made some truly memorable title come out with games that are...well...not as great as they could be.

At this point, I would gladly take a traditional styled Final Fantasy with no innovation than one that is directly ripped from Western developers. At least then I might get a bit of nostalgia from it. Instead of trudging through the game thinking "this could be so much more than it is".

Heck, it has been about ten years since games like FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX and FFX were released and there are gamers who are still wow-ed by certain moments, scenes, character development or elements in those games. Could the same be said of FFXIII or FFXIV in 10 years? Probably not.

Ranma12241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

10 years ago it was WRPG dev's getting inspiration from FF.

Today its the other way round

Not to diss wprg's


*weeps in sorrow*

TheHater2241d ago

this happened. Like the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words"

_Aarix_2241d ago

Sorry I accidently disagreed thehater. Youre right, wada needs to go. If they make a 13-3 then the dug their own graves.

DrRobotnik2241d ago

Maybe Square Enix should take their inspiration from Squaresoft.

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TurretKiller2241d ago

Wow twice in one day....I never usualy like to use this but Square are trying so hard to make people buy this it's hilarious

If your so interested in the western market, why don't you just turn FF into a FPS while your at it /s

GraveLord2241d ago

How could they have been inspired by Skryim if came out only 1 month before XIII-2 was released in Japan?

TheHater2241d ago

ever heard of Square Enix time machine? They used the time machine from Chrono Trigger to go forward in time. I thought this was common knowledge. LOLZ

shammgod2241d ago

Best comment here! SE is obviously talking out of their ass

banjadude2241d ago

As soon as I read the headline, I thought of EXACTLY what you said, GraveLord.

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PshycoNinja2241d ago


Oh Square... you never learn.

D3mons0ul2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

This is why Nomura's going to kill your asses with Versus XIII. He understands what it means to be a Japanese developer. He's been under Wada's thumb for too damn long.

I hope he quits and starts his own company. This is bullshit.

They do nothing but push his ideas to the side for the sake of trying to hit it big with the masses. YOU CAN'T FUCKING DO THAT.

You have to just get in there and make good games. Games that you think are awesome, nothing that panders to ANY specific demographic. Why can't they understand this?

Fire that overly monetary minded piece of shit already. It's clear that he won't stop seeing nonexistant dollar signs as they DONT fall into his accounts. He's a delusional nutbag at this point and he's dragging EVERYBODY down with him. Wada is essentially the madman muttering to himself at the bus stop. Anybody who was once a fan of Squaresoft should be pissed about this.

Has nobody told him that westernizing games isn't appealing to most fans of JRPGs and the people he's trying to reach out to will just disregard it because it's not a shooter or they aren't familiar with the title at all?

I'm sure somebody has told him, he just doesn't listen.

And it's Kitase saying this? I hope he's just the unfortunate messenger in this case. I'd hate to believe he's a member of the Modern FF Bastardization Squad. He helped write FF7.

BiggsnWedge2241d ago

I'm not bashing vs13 but it does look like a game inspired by western developers. I mean one of the side characters u play shoots a gun in 3rd person lol

PshycoNinja2241d ago

"I'm not bashing vs13 but it does look like a game inspired by *Kingdom Hearts."


D3mons0ul2241d ago

Your logic is astounding.

BiggsnWedge2241d ago

Actually I take that back. Now that I look at it FFvs13 reminds me of a mix between FF8/FF7/Kingdom Hearts/Crisis Core

In terms of story/setting/gameplay I mean

papashango2241d ago

What it means to be a Japanese developer?

Lol the hell?

Gamer-Z2241d ago (Edited 2241d ago )

"They do nothing but push his ideas to the side for the sake of trying to hit it big with the masses. YOU CAN'T FUCKING DO THAT."

Exactly! The thing is they are suffering from what i like to call "The COD Effect". They want to make a FF that appeals to the masses and gains crazy popularity but they don't know or don't under stand how so they are butchering FF in process trying to figure it out. The truth is COD didn't gain its popularity from IW making some standard cookie cutter FPS, on the contrary IW had to reinvent the FPS genre as we knew it through creativity, innovation and hard work. Squeenix only needs to look back at what made past FF games so great, those games were truly original chock full of creativity and innovation. You can tell that the creators of the original FF games poured their hearts and souls into their games making each one a master piece and if they can only do that again they may be able to attain COD's level of success, basically just make great games!

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