In a surprise move, Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida, Producer/Director of the MMO Final Fantasy XIV has appealed directly to the players for help in finding the new direction for the problem game.
It's sad that Square is asking for help. I don't view that as a good move, I view it as a desperation move. S-E thought they knew best when it came to FF14. They thought they knew what MMO players would want. They ignored the beta users. And then they failed. FF14 failed big time, and they're desperate to recoup the massive losses.
Seems like they don't have any idea what to do with this franchise, or the genre in general, these days. I wish they'd just release the ip to Hironobu Sakaguchi where it rightfully belongs. Maybe then we can have the chance to play another epic adventure rather than trying to make each new installment either more mmo like or more western friendly. I'm kinda sad that the last story is only coming to the wii. It looks like it will be a throwback to the golden age of jrpg games. Well hopefully it bombs on wii and nobody buys it so they have to port it to ps3. I really want to play but don't know about buying a new console for it.
how to make back some money....make HD remastered remakes of Vagrent Story; Xenogears and the like..bundle them and tweak the game play and save systems.People will buy that like hot cakes. Just stop making anything else because SE seems to be out of any good ideas this gen.
Remake ffvii or make ffXvi then we can talk square..
"ffXvi" Final Fantasy XVI, why skip Final Fantasy XV?
Hurry up with Versus and I might help
make it good then ill help :D
Funny how so many people hate FF:XIII but are willing to give SE the benefit of the doubt with Versus. SE games have sucked for a long time now, what makes Versus any different?
Maybe if you knew the details of the differences you wouldn't post a comment like that. Shows how much you know about Versus.
a new low
Let the fans make the type of game they want, it ain't to bad, atleast they're trying to fix it, some devs just leave games in broken mess. And it's not like anyone has been charged to play it.
Ok. So apparantly no one knows the issues that went down. In the begining yes they ignored beta users and just did what they wanted. They removed the old team and replaced that team with veteran members of FFXI team and a new director. The new director (who has no experience) is actually doing an amazxing job so far. The game is coming along alot better than before, given 2 months this game could actually be something big. They're deffinately on the right track. Removing the 8 Guildleves a day and implimenting Chocobos will actually help alot.
This is one of the saddest game releases in modern gaming history lol! Our game is crap. We failed. Please help us?
Im all for Square doing that, but it does make them look a little helpless. But I would like to see this happen more often. Companies publicly ask what they want from a sequel or such and then they get the opinions of the player.
look at GW2.. that is all!
Before I hear cries regarding hearing out consumers now, a lot imply this isn't a good move. W/e. Goodluck SE.
FF14 is such a mess.
The first dev to show he has some brains and admit his problems.Now lets hope COD black ops devs do the same :|
MMO's suck, they launch bad but they evolve. You think WOW started out as it exsists now? No, sthey listen to player feedback AND evolve the best MMO's are usually the older ones.
wow was still good and quite playable at launch . There is a difference between a game getting obviously better each update , and being crap from the get go
Blizzard is an exception, they don't release it till it's done. But unlike normal video games MMO's go through SEVERAL major changes before they are 'ready' and that's why I believe FFXIV while currently poor, will get a lot better and grow.
sure after all even the crappier launch of AOC was saved later on . My point was just that while they are never truly ready for launch , some are quite playable and good in the initial state
square enix can easily shape it without help especially if they can succeed making it less Pay2play and free forever and having premium shop items i guess. And changing the battle mechanics, and world map environments.
Ill help you carry wada out the building! Im going to help as much as possible for ffxiv success.
Gamers this gen are developers as well. How many games have been patched because of our own R&D?
The first mistake was to make it online.
Thats very honorable *claps*
lol it's just like saying, that SquareEnix is running out of ideas (but they still like the money tho, which unfortunately they don't get anymore thx to their latest crappy games)
please square just stop ffxiv development and focus on ffversus, the bad pc version already put me off ffxiv, so please don't waste your money
tired of seeing that crap everyday ... 1 . adding more people to a project already underway can actually delay it , with a surplus of useless mouths not familiar with the game in question . Hell the team was already receiving the help it actually needed from the ffxiii team once it was done . 2 . If fixing delays was just a matter of pourring more money and people into a project , every big publishers wouldnt have any delays . 3 . They have hundred of workers , it's obvious each project got its team and isnt going to affect the other ones .
screw you sucksEnix
Yeah, because SquareEnix cared so much about people's input on FFXI.
i need help paying mi rent this month, can SE help me
They want free help? How about hiring some good designers?
"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." — Henry Ford
As a long time XI player my first suggestion would have not been to scrap everything from XI except the damn races >_>, i understand not being a carbon copy but there are still some pretty basic shit it could have taken from XI or at least lesson from XI like i dunno... how about a god damn auction house day 1. There are reasons XI player numbers are relatively stable vs XIV plummeting and alot of people from XIV > XI, take notice SE lol
Tell em give me 60 bucks and I'll help em out...any additional help will be 12.95 a mo.
Believe it or not. I'm not happy with what they have been doing lately as are quite a number of people on this site (& the world LoL). Vagrant Story HD remake & sequel would be a good start. Also I controversially think that they have to start breaking the traditional ingredients of the FF story formats. It's been played to death & has become pretty predictable. I want more mystery & surprises not the obvious. OPEN WORLD... & stick to ONE CONSOLE. The one that will deliver the best product... Quality not quantity. Don't be money whores SE..
I cant wait for this game to be what it should have been at launch. Its hard to play it even still. But i have hope that one day it will be in playable form.
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