They've wanted to make the Final Fantasy franchise more appealing to Western gamers, but they could've been sorely mistaken. What happens if FFXIII-2 falls short?
Then they will have to bet all their marbles on Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They have not churned out one good HD console game this gen. If Final Fantasy XIII-2 bombs in the west too than their last opportunity to strike gold this gen will be Versus XIII. They will have to throw all their marketing money into Versus XIII... at least I hope so. At least as much as XIII-2 is being marketed.
Agreed. If it bombs, they will take all their development staff and work on versus XIII. Then they will all work hard in using that photorealistic engine they developed and use it for Final Fantasy XV for next-gen consoles.
If XIII fails, then they would have to relied on Versus.
I hope they don't cancel Versus if XIII-2 fails. Wada is crazy and probably jealous enough to do that. He wouldn't want to admit he was wrong and Nomura was right. He might just have to hand the company over to him and step down. Toriyama is a big thorn in the company's side too.
If retardation couple be explained in a paragraph it would be the nonsense you just spewed
I'm not sure Nomura (or anyone) would like to become Square's CEO right now : mo' money but way mo' problems
How is it nonsense? Do you know anything about Versus XIII or why it even exists or was named that? Nomura didn't agree with the direction FFXIII was going. There is a rift between him and Wada, dumbass. FFXIII-2 failing would just further prove that he was right and Wada might not be able to deal with that. He'd be the type to try and save face, which would be ordering something drastic. Think before you respond to me, asshole.
They will hopefully learn that they are an iggnorant bunch and will get the wake up call they truley deserve. Listen to your fanbase Square for once instead of thinking you guys can fix everything....you can't, you've prooved that a number of countless times
Here we go again. Let's all ride the Square Enix hate train!
How is it a hate train? Their games r doing poorly.
final fanatsy vs 13 will sell more than ff13xiii2 in japan i think its time to for square to show us more info on ffvs 13 and its time for a released date annoucment
Hopefully something that fans were actually asking for. Having said that, I've already preordered the special edition.
I don't think the skinny, pink haired, boring and cranky female 'tough girl' protagonist will win wester gamers over FF biggest problem is that the characters and villains suck now - their personalities are so flat. Square should stop trying to guess what appeals to western gamers and just make a FF game, we liked them the way they were before - Japanese.
If FF XIII-2 fails, the series will start appealing to hipsters
Stop trying to appeal to the American market. Make games that we actually PLAY again. Ya know, good stuff.
I have to agree with this comment. I said this long ago. Japanese developers need to stop trying to be who they aren't and stick to what made them great in the first place. They should try to innovate within their own gaming culture rather than trying to appeal to the FPS-esque nature of the western audiences.
To be fair, if Final Fantasy falls, while it will be a GREAT blow to them, it wouldn't be fatal. ONLY because they still have Dragon Quest. However, if Square Enix were to let BOTH final fantasy and dragon quest die, then yeah, the company itself will probably die along with them since those two franchises are what keep them afloat
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