Psionic Bird Thrower
- Apr 14, 2016
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My question is what happen to all the cool games we used to see on the enix side of things?
What happen to games like Actraiser?
What happen to games like Brain Lord?
What happen to games like Soul Blazer?
What happen to games like 7th Saga?
It just feels like all we get now days is FF and DQ.... mostly FF.. not so much DQ..
I miss when it was Enix and they would try new games with different franchises..
But i think the issue might be the cost of development.... it costs WAY more now days to make a game then it did back on the SNES, so they're less willing to take a risk and mess with a new IP.. or other types of gameplay.
Bravely Default surprised the HELL out of me!
I love the Bravely games!
BTW... i'm an ass hole about it, i nick named the B.D games .. "Final Fantasy done right"... kinda ass of me i know.. but i really have lost interest in the FF games.
I got that one FF game on my tablet though.. Final Fantasy Dimensions, i LOVE that game!
The industry in general feels like it's leaving gamers like me in the past though, in favor of realism and military style shooters.... i will never understand that mentality.
On my PS3 the other day, i bought Grandia 1 for the PS1 and i been playing the HELL out of that!
I love the story and the humor and the art style and voice work... ..
It does not feel like we get games like that anymore though....
I blame the influx of "dude brah gamers" that exist now days... they're the majority and everyone keeps trying to cater to that demographic...
Just look at games like Operation Raccoon city.... Capcom took a horror game series and tried to make something to appeal to the dude brah/COD camp.
I feel like the same thing keeps happening here with SE... they're trying to appeal to that crowd and make tons of money of them, and it's not exactly working as they want.
... anyhow.. i've ranted enough...
Square Enix might be pushing FF more and more because it gains more revenue than the other IPs do. That would be my explanation for that.
Bravely Default is mostly critically acclaimed because its flavor and gameplay is much more in line with the classic Final Fantasy games (NES era mainly) than the Final Fantasy games we get now.
I also hate the need for jaded, realistic FPSes, but I don't actually see gritty military shooters to be gaining popularity in the near future. Lots of gamers don't like how tired and done the genre is (not that they'll stop buying each and every game they complain about), quirky games like Stardew Valley and Undertale explode in popularity fast, Nintendo is still going strong and most of those toxic masculinity games don't last because they have to compete with Call of Duty.