Did you catch this news yet? I'm honestly sort of flabbergasted as I'm reading it. Apparently, the current director of the series believes Claire "Lightning" Farron is wildly popular, and is floating the idea that she could appear in future FF games, this comes on the heels of the recent revelation that the game formerly known as Versus XIII, now FFVX, will maintain it's links to the mythology of the FFXIII series in general.
Are they honestly not aware of how much damage the XIII series has done to their franchise? Are they honestly not aware that the whole cast is generally seen by most gamers as the worst and most unlikeable in the series history? I just don't understand when exactly it is SE executives decided to climb into an echo chamber and tell each other how awesome everything they do is.
Is SE purposefully ignoring feedback, or are they just ignorant? My hopes for FFXV, or as some fondly call it, Final Fantasy May Cry, grow dimmer by the day. I used to not understand the severe dislike some of my colleagues at another forum had for Motomu Toriyama, but I think I get it now.
From his wiki page...
"For Final Fantasy VII, Toriyama designed events such as the ones taking place at the Honey Bee Inn"
Ah. Right. I still have nightmares about "the group room".