Submitted by fozzness 1137d ago | opinion piece

Will English Speakers Ever Get To Enjoy Final Fantasy Type-0?

GamingUnion: "The last couple of Final Fantasy games have been less than stellar for Square Enix, in terms of reputation. Final Fantasy XIV released despite beta testers warning them the game was essentially broken, Final Fantasy XIII released as a sixty plus hour movie with a handful of playable gameplay segments, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 has (so far) sold much less than any of its predecessors. Throughout these debacles gamers have stuck by Square and Square has continually found one way or another to somewhat sully the Final Fantasy name…until now. Final Fantasy Type-0 looks like it may be just the game to "right the ship" for Square Enix, if only they would take the time to localize it." (Final Fantasy Type-0, PS Vita, PSP)

mephman  +   1137d ago
*fingers crossed* I really hope this gets a Western release.
Metamorph93  +   1137d ago
Sadly, I'm starting to care less and less about FF games.
knifefight  +   1137d ago
I definitely understand your sentiment, but I really loved Type-0. Was my favorite FF since the PS2 days.
Here's a review:
Canary  +   1137d ago
Given how many years it's taken for most people to come to this conclusion, I can't wait to see the shack and dismay people feel at being letdown by Dragon Age 3.
KeybladeMaster  +   1137d ago
If Square cares about their fanbase they would. Sadly I dont think they do anymore. The announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-2 last year proves this.
Inception  +   1137d ago
Half years since the released in japan and SE still drowned for 13-2 hype. So the chance they will localize type-0 are very small. Besides, SE aren't like Xseed, Aksys, or Atlus who still brave to take a risk by releasing their game for PSP in the west.
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WildArmed  +   1137d ago
<3 Xseed, Aksys and Atlus.

They stay true to their fans. Never once have I wondered if I'll be able to buy their game in english. They have delivered so far!
knifefight  +   1137d ago
Heheh well when 2 of those 3 companies don't even make games it's pretty easy for "their" games to always be in English XD
Inception  +   1137d ago
Too true. Oh don't forget NIS & Gust. They're also some company that always made all of their fans happy.

Even Xseed and Aksys aren't a developer the risk is still big because the two of them are small company. They must buy the license to translate those games and divide the profit with the developer. Imagine with niche titles like Legend of Heroes or Fate/Extra, the profit aren't as big as Final Fantasy / Dragon Quest. But they're still took those risk and released it in the west. That's why they will always have my hat for bravery.
knifefight  +   1137d ago
Right, I know what a publisher has to do, Inception ;)

I'm just saying that there are no XSeed or Aksys games that are released in Japan but *not* North America, as Skv007 was implying.

You seem to be replying to the idea that XSeed and Aksys "take no risks," which is not at all what either of us said and not at all what either of us seem to think.

Relax man, it's OK. XD
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TacoTaru  +   1137d ago
If it has to be action battles instead of traditional turn-based I guess I don't much care if it is localized.
Kurisu  +   1137d ago
Did you play the Japanese demo? It may be action-orientated but it's a very fluid system. I'm really hoping for an English release.
HarvesterOSarow  +   1137d ago
It's along the same vein as Crisis Core, and while enjoying that game, I thought the combat was on the right track, but definitely needed work. This is basically the teams second attempt to do a Real Time Battle system clashing some of the best fighting mechanics of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, and any good third person action game. Also, this is the most adult FF since Tactics. Blood, betrayal, and massacres...kinda nice to see a change.
izumo_lee  +   1137d ago
most squarenix games do get localized it just takes them forever to do it. i was fortunate to import this game when it was released and believe me when i say this. if you loved crisis core you will love this game.

the story is very deep and often very depressing, it is about kids basically getting involved in a war. i will not spoil it but the ending for this game is one of the most unbelievable endings you will ever witness.
MaideninBlack  +   1137d ago
Screw Type-0. I'm still waiting for Versus!
CLOUD1983  +   1137d ago
SE is half-finished for me Squaresoft was my favorite company and make my 2 all time favorite games SE keeps making one sh1ty game after another the only thing I w8 to see to decide if I am gonna spent my time and my money anymore with them is the release of Versus XIII if that game is also a flop like anything else they release for the past 10+ years I am done with them once and for all, as for type-0 the game looks interesting and I am planning to give it a try but only if they include the original Japanese VO and the Japanese theme song and not change it to something ala-leona lewis sh1t, I watch a Japanese trailer from type-0 and as I have see SE hired the most famous Seiyu of the anime industry to give their voices to the characters and the theme song is quite good also.
izumo_lee  +   1137d ago
yes that bump of chicken song 'zero' is an awesome song that fits the game extremely well. sometimes i do not mind the dub if is done well, games like kingdom hearts and both dissidias have pretty good english voice cast.

if the game gets localized i believe it will stay true to the original because it is on the psp. past squarenix games released on the psp have stayed true to the original game. for some reason a console game by them seem to get butchered..

like i said final fantasy type 0 is an excellent game worth playing cause it retains that feel that has been missing for so long. do not let the action style gameplay deter you cause it makes the game excting and the ability to switch characters on he fly is cool. one thing i did not mention the game is pretty darn hard...you will die quite often.

i do hope for a digital release so i can experience it again on the vita.
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Shivan  +   1137d ago
This article has so many flaws and its from an article writer that

A) doesnt know how to write

B) doesnt know what hes talking about......

13-2 sold more than type zero.......even in japan......so why hes using the sales areguement is retarded.......

"It really does make you question why Japanese PSP gamers get such an extensive experience and why we English speakers are left with merely a broken MMO and a sequel that most fans were not requesting.

Its because the psp is 100 times more popular than the ps3.

This is just one example of stupidity
Rambonz3  +   1137d ago
At least he knows how to spell the word "argument".
Kids these days, I swear.
Shivan  +   1137d ago
At least he knows how to actually post with a point, unlike your post.

kids these days, I swear
Lavalamp  +   1137d ago
I was convinced it was going to happen after Steven Blum let it slip that he was cast as on the characters, but then it turned out to be a hoax. I hate the internet.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1137d ago
Would a vita version be a bit far fetched?
Kurisu  +   1137d ago
PSP, Vita, PSN...I just want it released!
DarkBlood  +   1137d ago
there was some rumour that had a vita version with a snapshot but page was taken down guess it was fake but at this point over here it would make sense to release for the vita
GodHandDee  +   1137d ago
We will see this within this year, mark my words
TheColbertinator  +   1137d ago
I'm hoping for a PSN version.I want this game so badly
tarbis  +   1137d ago
FIRE WADA! And you'll see the english release of both Type-0 and Versus XIII
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Ethereal  +   1137d ago
I want.
catfrog  +   1137d ago
im hoping for a western upgraded vita release
tiffac008  +   1137d ago
I hope we hear something about Type-0 and FFXIIIVs at E3 at the earliest. I'll be shock if SE doesn't mention these two games by that time.

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