‘86, been with FF since I watched my brother play IV. This Carbuncle is not a good design
FFXIV has a monopoly on everything good in the franchise. It’s like the offline entries are just kinda there as an obligation with nothing new to add
I’m not sure if Square wants this to actually succeed so they can continue to pretend they’re still in their glory days from twenty years ago or this is a desperate cry for help saying “We don’t want to keep making FFVII! Please stop us!”
Square’s midlife crisis made manifest
Yeah, it’s really fascinating at how this is a weird, Communist, propaganda, SFX-laden version of the New Hollywood movement where money is being spent willy-nilly to make blockbuster after blockbuster, but most of the films are either bombs or crap.
It’s not even just the plot holes, the logical leaps, or deus ex machina, it’s the fact that the game doesn’t really have a central theme. Seriously, what IS the thesis of FFVIII’s story? IV was about a man redeeming himself after a lifetime of serving an empire (i.e. it’s never too late to redeem yourself), VI was an… Read more
VIII’s problem is that it literally has no story. No one in it has an arc, and there’s no theme to really tie everything together. It tries to be a “love story”, but because Squall is a selfish dickhead who treats everyone like crap and Rinoa is just a trophy with zero agency, it’s really retrograde. It’s a bunch of… Read more
And that’s pretty pathetic; for as clownish as I’ve found the villains post-FFVII could be, I can still generally remember their names.
Like I said, Kitase is a guy who has a seriously skewed worldview. He seems to think FFVII is a traditional RPG despite the whole point of it being a massive deconstruction of a lot of RPG tropes. It’s no wonder he doesn’t get that maybe going for a guy like Basch would garner surprise results. Read more
In all honesty, they probably just used Vagrant Story as an excuse because they have a patronizing view of the franchise. Kitase has convinced himself that there’s a “traditional” Final Fantasy when in fact the whole point of the franchise had been to try new things, experiment, and explore new concepts, worlds,… Read more
And somewhere the director of XIII is going “YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND MY GENIUS!!”
This is not good for 2K (even if the Housers are dickheads)
Good, stay angry, the GOP hates it when people fight back (see the 2018 massacre they encountered). And if you encounter some crybaby whining “But it’s rigged! They’re just too good!” promptly slap them, tell them to stop feeling sorry for themselves, and fucking drag them to the polls. If you truly want an end to… Read more
You can take off your tinfoil hat
The sad part is this won’t shut up conspiracy theorists who insist we’re getting a “Switch Pro” any day now. Tech junkies need to learn what design is