Kotaku: To kick off 2010, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has issued a public statement outlining the publishers corporate goals as they head into the new year. And that goal is? "Taking Root".
Damn, and here i thought he was going to give us all a present by announcing his retirement.
we can all dream i clicked on this story thinking he was quiting if anybody should be fired its this guy man hes annoying he screwed up me favourite devolper wada a trully hate you
"Yoichi Wada resigns as Square Enix President, Sakaguchi steps in, leaves Mistwalker" *wakes up from dream* :(
Is just a matter of time....
im crossing me fingers everyday
And that goal is? "Taking Our Money". Bring back Hironobu Sakaguchi, change the name back to Squaresoft, and start creating some good original games again. We're never going to see a game as great as Vagrant Story, Xenogears, or Chrono Cross thanks to this guy's foolishness.
-Chrono Cart DS -Leona Lewis and Lightning Sing Along (Wii) -Xenogears of War (360 exclusive, as stated in numerous press releases and interviews, made to capture the "power" of the system... Later ported to the PS3.) SE have become a bit of a joke this gen. FFXIII I'll be buying only on account of it being my Modern Warfare. Star Ocean: International, because the 360 version was a mess and I still have a guide that I ordered off of Amazon to make use of. And Nier I'll get, as I like Cavia (the developers). Other than that, and a few PSP tiles I have a sick infatuation with (Parasite Eve, Final Fantasy again) not much. Every one of those purchases will make me a little disgusted with myself :P
you do know Wada was the president during Square Soft also
That's true ScubaSteve1... Let's google him anyway.
During which, the company was struggling with the Square Enix merger and the massive failure (that I really liked, nonetheless) that was "Spirits Within". He was not onboard for ANY of the creative masterpieces - FF VII, Vagrant Story - that we all wax nostalgia for. In fact, I believe that a great deal of the consumer loyalty towards Square is born of the trove of quality titles that the company USED to create; not what they embody presently. If you ask me Wada is an opportunist and a businessman, who cares little, if anything, for gaming as an art-form or hobby. Perhaps that's exactly the type of personality is best suited to being CEO, but he comes across as a duplicitous as$hole. His IGN bio is here, in case you want to fact-check my claims: http://stars.ign.com/object...
I wish their goal would be to stop milking Final Fantasy and releasing horrible spin off games for the DS, PSP, PSN and XBLA. SE is driving themselves into the ground in a hurry.
'Backing the xBox 360 last year has lost us SOOOOOOOOOO much Money' 'SONY forgive us, we Fecked-UP!!!' ;-D
just give me the following: a) KH game on current gen console. b)FF7 remake, you didn't give PS3 owners a dang RPG in the beginning, its time for us to get our "thank you" fans want it, press want it. sure the FF7 haters don't, but who cares.... there are more who like it than hate it. c) release FF13Vs in a timely manner d) go back to being SquareSoft, ya know actually putting out quality games. IU & TLR were a waste of time and money.
I'm not sure where all this anger towards SE comes from honestly. SO:TLH and IU were not made by them so I wish people would stop using that excuse. FFXIII took a long time but no longer than FFX and FFXII did so it can't be that. FFvXIII looks awesome, and they are hinting at an FFVII announcement. The Last Remnant wasn't great so I'll let that one slide, but then again, Squaresoft made some pretty average games back in the day as well, it's just most of us in the west never got to play them ;) I guess the point I'm trying to make is that I think it currently seems to be quite cool to hate SE simply because of a certain thing that happened at E3 '08..
E3 08 did play some part in the hate because it pushed the release date of FF13 to 2009/2010 not because it went multi. The big hate with SE is more because they say something then later change their minds or play off a decision like it was "planned." The rumor of 14 going to 360 I could care less about because I met some cool people who played the 360 version yet I don't want it to push the release day for "hardware" issues or some other type of BS. I miss the old SE where it was FUN games, now its all about money and I say again if FF13 is bad that's the last FF I'll ever by (14 I don't count in the series) or almost any game they make.
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