Before Final fantasy 7 a company called squaresoft was on the brink of shutting down,So It decided to put all it's money on a single game called Final fantasy VII,which turned out to be a massive success,selling around 10.2 million units,and gracing the original Playstation with revoltionary gameplay,a fantastic story, and musical score that is still unmatched by any else these days.
And since the final Fantasy series has been a gigantic success,selling over 90 millions copies worldwide,and each game coming out with superior quality,but that only regards that last generation that is.Since SquareSoft has become Square-Enix the company has been nothing but greedy,the quality of their game has significantly been lower this generation,And worst of all what makes me dispise them ,is the lately abscent loyalty to Sony and the Playstation Platform in General.
It First Began With Final Fantasy 13 on Xbox 360,this was likely the biggest slap in the face ever for Playstation fans,and Square-Enix Showed their allegiance to the Microsoft's platform,Through months nearing the completion and release of Final fantasy XIII,I learned to accept the Fact that FF13 was coming to Xbox,I thought "Ok,It's probably only one game,Let's Allow Xbox fans to Enjoy this single Final Fantasy game",But since thenit has got out of control,At the launch event of Final Fantasy XIII In Korea,Wada mentioned the possibility of Final Fantasy Versus 13 coming To Xbox,I considered Final fantasy Versus 13 to be a reboot to the series,returning Final Fantasy to it's former Glory,But how could it?when hardware and storage limitations of The xbox 360 hold the game back from it's intended glory,Like what happened in Final Fantasy XIII,It took 3 dvds on Xbox 360 ,And yet the game was extremely linear,Nomura has promised that Versus was completely open world like It's legendary predecessors,In addition,As impressed as people were with the visuals of XIII,I thought that They were merely ok(not including CG cutscenes).So I'd like to see wada say that they're puting VersusforXbox on over 5 discs.I swear If They put Versus on Xbox,I'll cry myself to bed for weeks!
Finally,what made me lose my god-forsaken mind is the fact that Square Enix isdiscussing Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox ,Isn't it a suitable time to stop already,and Why they haven'tyou ask?Simple,Microsoft has nothing to invest in besides The Xbox,they own the money that SEso desperatelycraves.The Foundation of loyal Final Fantasy Fans grew on Playstation platforms and have been diverted to other platforms,mainly because of the lack of promised exclusive Final Fantasy titles on the ps3,but can't Square Enix rebuild that foundation of Fans by releasing Versus exclusively for the PlayStation 3?
15+M fans of Final Fantasy existed in the previous generation,But much has been lost because of the quality of games.Some Might Believe like myself That Nomura is the only remaining hope for square enix,But until he proves his ability to Design Supreme Final Fantasy,I can't imagine a bright future for the company.
I Guess all of The mentioned above could be summedup into one Line"I dont completely hate them, Im just not a fan of most of their discisions... and idiot president."
-You cant trust anyone these days. Sure its for money but sony fans have been nothing but loyal to SE and now they screw sony over?
-Enix has always been more frugal, took less risks, whereas Square was more innovative, high budget, etc.
It seems Enix runs the company once they merged.
So, now SE is more of a multiplat company, although they've shown more support for 360 this gen than PS3, again that's business.
However, It's Ironic that Square isn't as awesome as they once were. That merger really hurt the company imo, and unfortunately, that was about the time the 360 came out. Bad timing, I guess.