The ending for Final Fantasy XIII-2 (this is spoiler-free, by the way) just doesn't do it for one ardent fan.
I am frustrated, and angry at the state of the jrpg genre (on consoles) I blame SE, they give us these games which are below Squaresoft standards: FF13, FF13-2, Kingdom Hearts spin off's, 3rd Birthday, Mindjack, Infinite Undiscovery, Last Remnant, FF12 (had poor story), FFX-2....and the list goes on. They have ruined pretty much every game that Squaresoft built for years. Games arent meant to be movies, they can shuv their so called "innovative" auto battle features and games which play itself up their a**
Well sooner or later they will have to deal with the situation, FFXIII-2 is the first ever FF title to have price reduced by half only one month following launch, one can only assume sales aren't going as expected
To be fair, the Kingdom Hearts spin off's are pretty good, and at least Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop are true entries in the series. Though I agree with all else, the games they have been putting out with a Final Fantasy brand (post FFX) could be called good games, but nowhere near the golden standard of what the Final Fantasy name used to be. I would buy a Final Fantasy day one, and know I was going to be in for an epic ride and one hell of a game. Not so much these days, after buying FF12 and FF13 day one and being disappointed, I can't help but keep seeing the "fact" of the matter. When they became SquareEnix, the company fell from grace.
Well, it's getting a little better - not Square Enix, but console JRPGs in general. Ni No Kuni, Tales of Graces f, the Last Story, Xenoblade,and... others that I can't recall at the moment. It might not be what it used to be, but it's still pretty awesome.
I think the effects of this game has been greatly exaggerated. XIII-2 is a good game. Not a great game. Not a terrible game. But a good game. Because of previous FF sequels, I wasn't expecting much but this game really delivered a lot more compared to predecessor. Not the greatest game of all time, but to say XIII-2 is bad isn't true either. It's "Good". And that's what Square Enix needs at the least. A good game to show all hope isn't entirely lost.
i just wish square would just give us more details on final fantasy vs 13 for the ps3. there hast been no more news i just wished square just give us ps3 fans a release date and when it will be out is that to much to ask ?
I think that's coming very soon. last trailer they showed us was that trailer of gameplay in January 2011. sometime last year Nomura said that lots of info + lots of in game footage would be coming in a few months. so expect something at one of the big gaming conferences in Japan, or E3.
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