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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-04-14 08:14:58
Stop Giving Square All Your Money
Back in 1987, there was a failure of a videogame development company called Square. On the verge of bankruptcy, their director Hironobu Sakaguchi released one last game...his Final Fantasy. Clearly, that name was a misnomer.
One of our beloved forum members, iroNY, asked how exactly Square-Enix was "milking" Final Fantasy VII. Well, just count the number of spin-offs up there. Final Fantasy VII Snowboarding? Really?! I didn't even count Final Fantasy VII Advent Children since it wasn't actually a game. I also didn't bother listing the avalanche of Japan-only releases.
A small handful of these are truly great games, but this cavalcade of spin-offs and re-releases is simply ridiculous. Terrific games like Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VI should be $10 downloads for Wii Virtual Console or Xbox Live Arcade, but instead, we keep supporting full-priced retail versions of these relics. Knock it off.
And for the record, IV, V, VI, VII, Tactics, X-2, and XII were good. Yes, X-2 (pretty girls changing outfits/classes FTW), not X. That was simply a pretentious remake of VII.
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