New Square Enix President Promises to Continue Releasing “Memorable Games”

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jagstar443860d ago

hopefully memorable in a good way and not memorable in a final fantasy 13 way..

pompombrum3860d ago (Edited 3860d ago )

Lol, FF15 reminds me more of Devil May Cry than it does FF7. It's better to just accept the reality that the company who made FF7 no longer exists.

-Foxtrot3860d ago

True but at least FF15's battle system looks way better then FF13's

Maybe for FF16 they'll go back to turn based, Lost Odyssey did it and it was a blast. They just need to make it a little bit more fast paced so you don't end up getting a tad bored during long battles while you watch magic/limit breaks/summon animations. The ring system worked well in Lost Odyssey, it was like an expanded version of the R1 trigger on Squalls gunblade in FF8.

I think with turn based once you have a random encounter it quickly transitions you into the battle....no little start up sequence where the camera flashes to different angles showing you the map and the characters pull there weapons out.

Summons753860d ago

"They just need to make it a little bit more fast paced so you don't end up getting a tad bored during long battles"

What you just described WAS the ff13 battle system....geez you haters cease to amaze me how blind your hatred makes you.

wishingW3L3860d ago (Edited 3860d ago )

I too hope turn-based is back after FF15 and what I really want is for it to be more like Chrono Trigger where you could combine magic spells and no silly transitions when getting into a battle.

Although I don't think we'll ever see a FF16 this gen since Nomura said that there were direct "sequels" planned for FF15. Square are really scared to let go of the FF name to make new Triple A IP's like they did back in the day with Parasite Eve, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Man, Xenogears, etc.

But I don't care what they do with the franchise, I'm pretty sure everything is gonna be fine as long as Toriyama is not at the helm of any project.

-Foxtrot3860d ago (Edited 3860d ago )


LOL...what I described is NOTHING like FF13's boring, lack luster, repetitive battle system which relied more on luck then how strong you actually were...not too mention instead of carefully selecting options like summons, magic, fighting etc in a well planned out battle which required a little strategy from time to time you just mashed the X button at times.

Oh and don't say "blind haters" when the game was actually crap...people who like FF13 are in the minority and you are part of that. If you like it fine but don't make out it's a good game and people are blind haters...thats hitting a new low to defend it

MRMagoo1233859d ago

@summons (in foxtrots defense)

FF13 wasnt even a final fantasy game it just had the name in it, if no one knew who made it and it had no title not one person would say i wonder if this is a new final fantasy game.

I am a HUUUUGE final fantasy fan, my email address shows that, the fact i named my daughter Rinoa shows it,i have all of the OST which i listen too very very often, so i am no hater of the games but FF13 was shit you could do every fight by pressing the auto attack. If square wants to be top in the genre again they need to go back to their roots and start making their amazing games again. If they keep on the route of this action based rubbish they will keep going down hill.

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Goku7813860d ago

Please be closer to FFVII we're all gonna die, instead of FF13 somewhere over the rainbow.

wishingW3L3860d ago

if anything is gonna be closer to Kingdom Hearts. A much more darker and realistic version of KH.

Tetsujin3860d ago

I actually like 6 over 7, although I'd welcome a re-release of both games on pc/console.

CrossingEden3860d ago

Wonder when people are gonna accept the fact that ff13 series is extremely popular in japan and that maybe it doesn't seem appealing to them because as much as they would LIKE to be, they aren't and never will be japanese.

maximus19853860d ago

let me get this straight, so are you saying because we arent japanese we simply dont understand why ff13 is in actuality a great game?

-Foxtrot3860d ago

Not really

Most Japanese gamers like anything Japan made so it's obvious they are going to like whatever FF is thrown at them.

Just because Japanese people like it means jack s***....compare that to the rest of the world and you'll see the majority of people hated FF13.

It's not like FF7-10 for example where it was popular all over.

Thats how much the series has declined with FF13.

MRMagoo1233859d ago

Exactly, all the final fantasy games where hugely popular even when they made it action based in ff12 instead of turn based (i wish it was still all turn based i love it like that for ff games) then 13 hit with its odd easy mode gameplay where you could auto attack thru the entire game and the story wasnt that good along with some pretty bad characters it all went down hill on top of that they made it linear as friggin heck.

IMHO bring back the old school style of ff game like 6,7,8,9 and 10 games and give us back a huge open world to explore with air ships and chocobos and the sales will come back and the fans will come back.

rainslacker3859d ago

I'm one of the few people that liked FF13. Not so much as a FF game, but as it's own stand alone work. People berate the story because it was poorly delivered by the characters, but at least half the characters were actually good. The bad ones dragged everything down though.

To me, FF13 was more a spin-off FF game. If it had been it's own thing(a new IP), it probably would have done pretty well. However, people put very high expectations on it.

To me the game seemed incomplete. Too much was missing to make it a full title FF game.

However, you don't have to be Japanese to appreciate the game. Most of the themes were fairly cliched and understandable to anyone with more than a middle school education. FF was probably the least Japanese of all the FF games. It is quite literally the most westernized FF game to date.

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