Final Fantsy X

  • Sep. 20th, 2011 at 7:07 PM
subarukun: (Kenshin Oro)
It’s been ten years already? Really? I’m getting really, really old.
So Final Fantasy X gets a 3D remake for the PS3 and Vita because of a ten year anniversary. Great! It's a sensible choice, as it is one of the most popular games adn development will not be too hard. It's not the game most people would have hoped for, though.

I mean liked the story and loved the characters and it was entertaining enough to play it more than once, but it was also the first Final Fantasy game that bored me to death with epic long cut scenes that made me forget I was gaming and even more so with a linear world map (if you want to call it world map). And it started a sad trend that led us to FF XIII. It’s my biggest complaint with the current game makers preoccupation with graphics over decent world maps.
(Just in a few days the ICO and Shadow of Colossus remake arrives and I get to play something that has a feel of a big world AND looks gorgeous.)

I get that Square Enix is trying to make the quick money here: converting FFX will be an easier remake than, say FFVI, VII, VIII or IX , all of which would make me squee with happiness and anticipation and it’s no secret that a remake of Final Fantasy VII is what their fanbase has been asking for since a certain trailer was made public. Making this games for the new generation will take a lot more time and cost a lot more money, though. So either they get on it soon or they won’t do it at all.

What Square should be really preoccupied with, though? Making new games that are selling worldwide, putting out new and good and maybe even original content... And it seems they are not even realizing that's the way to go. Selling out old games and character is a way to make money for a time, but not in the long run.