Final Fantasy Isn't Dying, You're Just Getting Old

Everybody has their favorite Final Fantasy game, the one that totally clicks with you. It’s the one that caused you to burn out the power supply on your original Playstation, the game where you maxed out the in-game clock on three separate occasions. Final Fantasy just has this power to inspire righteous devotion in those who choose to follow it. It’s the series that you’ll go to your death defending, no matter how badly the odds are stacked against you. It’s why talking about your favorite entry is up there with god and politics as an example of impolite dinner conversation. Everybody has one and screw you if it’s not the same as mine.

So it’s no surprise that, as more titles are added to the ever growing pile, some fans find themselves getting left behind. Those of us who grew up with the NES or SNES generation of games are adults now, our quests now about paying mortgages and raising children instead of finding TNT or battling pirate hordes. So detached from the current games,...

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GribbleGrunger2137d ago

Nope, the author is getting old. I loved FF and so did the child inside. Unfortunately they neglected that child and catered to the 'perceived' more mature gamer ... Like I said: Nope, the author is getting old.

showtimefolks2136d ago

So it's not the fact SE has messed up the FF series to target a bigger audience of people?

How come some of the best FF games were last gen
How come the best NFL and wrestling games were last gen?

Why is it that when the tech improved instead of games improving many series went down the drain?

It's not that we are getting old, it's that these companies think they can make stupid games tha have grown men not know that some of the games sucked or had bad ideas

Just look at SE and how their share prices are not where they once were so you mean to tell me making bad games has nothing to that with that?

Where is next dues EX?
Why do we need MPin tomb raider
Hitman absolution is such a good game where is the advertisement?

yewles12136d ago

"Hitman absolution is such a good game where is the advertisement?"

Funding for ads went into THIS instead...

showtimefolks2136d ago

I for one am very excited. Maybe one team will focus more on action like hitman absolution while other could do classic hitman games like they use to be

Also just my opinion I believe capcom should do this with RE franchise. One team should work on survival horro RE game while the ther team could focus more on action adventure type of RE that capcom wants

Still they should have given some budget in advertisement to hitman absolution. The game got a lot of bad ap for gaming critics but as a hitman fan I am really enjoying it. I am actually having fun with a very personal story for agent 47.

SE I hope you have the next dues ex game ready to go by 2014 for next gen systems

Snookies122137d ago (Edited 2137d ago )

Yeah, they tried to change things that really didn't need changing. Now Final Fantasy is simply relying on graphics and flashy characters to sell the series, neglecting gameplay and that sense of exploration you get from the older titles. I just wish they'd go back to the world map style the old games had. I don't give a damn if the characters look mini-sized and things aren't scaled as they should be... Give us back the battle system of FFX, X-2, or XII even. Those all were wonderfully done (I'm talking battle systems only here.) Where are our fleshed out mini-games and side things like chocobo breeding, cards, blitzball, monster arenas similar to FFVI or FFX, chocobo hot and cold, etc.? Those coupled with a great story, and unique characters are what made Final Fantasy so special.

stephem6282135d ago

And give me back my multiple Limit Breaks and multiple Summons per character. Only played the first 10 hrs of FF XIII but had the guide and there was no limit breaks and only one summons per character

Son_Lee2137d ago

Final Fantasy has always been a series about change, but certain things should never change:

Certain music tracks need to return (Victory Fanfare, Prelude, etc.)



delboy2135d ago

And turn based fight system, it suits best for rpg.

Hicken2135d ago

I can agree with the things you say should return. But I don't the lack of them made XIII a bad game.

Really, the only thing I need are the missing musical elements. But I imagine that's up to Uematsu.

Son_Lee2135d ago

FFXIII is one of my favorites in the series. The linearity, for me, made the story shine, but I know I'm in the minority.

Yasunori Mitsuda should compose FFXV.

Megaton2136d ago

Oh yeah, everyone just aged rapidly between 12 and 13, that's why nobody liked it. Perfect explanation.

delboy2135d ago

perfect just perfect,now im scared to death waiting for next ff game

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