Today Square Enix had a juicy reveal to share related to its upcoming mainline Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XVI.
I was silently hoping there would be some additional media like they did with FFXV. The demo, anime and movie added quite a bit to the story back then.
Except, the anime and the movie did a better job of telling a story than most of XV's game did. And it wasn't even included IN the game it was based off. Don't get me wrong, I actually really like FF XV. I think it's a genuinely great game despite it's story being disconnected and rushed at times. I just wish they'd done a better job of focusing all those story elements into the game itself. Rather than relying on outside media to do it before the game even released.
i watched the movies ... announcement thing and it was awkward as hell. i liked the game but i shouldnt need to watch or read stuff to get actual story, just because the game doesnt provide it properly
Only game so far i paid in full before it was released, i hope i dont regret it :D
Hey I’m with ya in spirit, lol! Just paid in full as well. Let’s go! 👊
Square Enix president Takashi Kiryu provided an official statement on Final Fantasy XVI's sales and mentioned interesting plans for smaller IPs.
Well that kills a huge narrative... https://n4g.com/news/256644...
We'll you'd think the announcement of DLC would have hinted at that. If the game did poorly they would have just moved on. And if you bring up Forespoken DLC they sold a season pass at launch and had to do it.
That article should have never been approved to begin with, since stock market "news" is invalid on N4G. It's also based on the literal fake news alleging that Kiryu-san said that FFXIV's sales disappointed. I've been saying that was fake news for ages (the distortion was obvious like the sun), and today we got the receipts. Unfortunately, the many sites that ran away with that narrative without doing a shred of research will get away with it because they always do.
Wait for that Takashi Mochizuki spin!
Go FFXVI. I wonder what small IP they have in mind. I would love a Parasite Eve game that plays like the RERemakes and keeps the survival horror tone.
More stsr oceans. Please
We just got divine force and second story R(demo is on psn by the way) out in nov. But i would like to see a AAA star ocean that looks as good as FFXVI or FF7R.
O yea. I got my star ocean 2 paid off, just playing the waiting game. I played 10 minutes of the demo and deleted it. Seen all I need to see. Put about 250 plus hours into divine force. It would be dope as hell if a star ocean got the ff treatment.
Give me more PE please! I never got to play "the third birthday" but I would love to see the series revamped.
Don't try the third birthday. It's as much Parasite eve as Dino crisis 3 is Dino Crisis. The RE games sell well so i don't know why they won't make a PE game in the same style. Diversify their portfolio.
This ongoing saga hurts my brain. The game sold 3 million at launch. Case closed. The game sold great.
Everyone knew the sales were great, the problem is that Square-Enix wants the sales of 1 game to be a tentpole supporting a dozen other failures. That is a fairly difficult and unfair standard of success.
But they really don't. They never said they were disappointing to begin with. That was fake news,
If only square would realize that ps owners like some of these smaller games they keep shoveling to switch only.
I like how they tgat sounds of the making other existing games into AAA. Meaning star ocean, valkyrie, etc into AAA budget. Guess they seen its hard to make a new good one going by forspoken so they he wanna focus on existing titles.
Forspoken was a great game. If you've never actually played it you should give it a try for yourself. Just like everyone who hasn't played it but likes to pretend they have.
Never said it was bad, I liked the demo and was one of the ones defending it. I was saying they seen the reaction to forspoken a new IP and know they better off sticking with current IP and not taking the risk again.
No doubt. That last part wasn't really directed @ u lol. But you should play the whole game if you haven't, the demo was not a great representation. It's addicting and fun. I'm playin on very hard n it's a good challenge.
I really liked Forspoken. The problem is too many people put so much stock in site reviews/influencer reviews/social media opinions. For most games it just takes 1 tweet that spreads and it destroys any chances the game had. Also people seem to be very weary of new IP. I know my tastes, I just need to know if a games runs well or not. I also liked Immortals of Aveum and Callisto Protocol.
You know i really do hope it didn’t meet the expectations so that they never make an FF game like this again, easily the most disappointing and boring game i played in at least two years and i love FF games.. this game is not an FF game in any way shape or form. Also “in line with expectations” sounds a bit weird to me.. yeah the game definitely fell a bit short of their expectations.
For me who played every single Final Fantasy game and spinoff, FFXVI for me is one of the best FF-games.
More than FFXV?
I mean levii92isnt wrong. It seemed a far cry from a ff game. Couldn't even do elemental damage. Wtf kinda rpg.