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Square Enix Admits Final Fantasy XIV Damaged Brand

_xeno_ (155264) writes | about 3 years ago

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_xeno_ writes "It's taken a year since Final Fantasy XIV launched to what can at best be called unfavorable reviews, but Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada is finally willing to admit that the (still subscription free) MMO "greatly damaged" the entire Final Fantasy brand. Despite this damage, Wada said that Square Enix will continue to work on "reviving" the game, with an upcoming patch promising to finally introduce such series staples as chocobos and airships. Even so, there's still no word on the PS3 release, which was delayed until the game was "fixed," nor is there any sign that Square Enix feels the game will be worth charging a subscription fee any time soon."
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Zombie franchises can't be killed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#37530100)

Seriously? Because if the series seemed to survive making sequels directly off other sequels in the series, outside the rest of the lack of continuity they have (worst offender: FF X-2, the one whose numbering all but confirms that these are just the most generic of RPG worlds and they're effectively marketed by serial number), only to have their core fanatics somehow emboldened by it, I highly doubt they could do ANYTHING to damage the brand, so long as they just duct-tape on a chocobo, an airship, and a guy named Cid somewhere in the game.

I'm actually looking forward to the diehards desperately trying to defend "Final Fantasy X-2-III-6-iv-4/129-8" as anything other than absurdity. It'll be hilarious.

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