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Old 11-28-2017, 01:34 AM   #1
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Shinji Hashimoto: ‘2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy’

The more they make the more it hurts the brand. It should be like Dragon Quest, a new game is made every couple years, not every year.



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Shinji Hashimoto: ‘2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy’

Several new titles in development.



2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy that sees the release of multiple new titles, according to Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto.

“Next year will be the 31st year, and our teams are busy working on new titles,” Hashimoto told Edamame Arcade Channel in a new video interview. “They are all gearing up for a big year next year. Next year is going to be a big year.”

Hashimoto added, “Next year will be a big one, and we will bring exciting, new Final Fantasy titles to the world.”

The Final Fantasy series will turn 30 years-old on December 18, 2017.



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Old 11-28-2017, 02:39 AM   #2
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If only they just give up on producing sequels maybe they wouldn't end screwing up even more all those overhyped games.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:50 AM   #3
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The FFVII remake was announced nearly 3 years ago. I wonder if we'll actually get a release of the (faux vomit) first episode of it in 2018.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:30 AM   #4
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There is a new DQ game every year though. They most likely churn out more DQ games then they do FF at this point.

Anyway 2018 is all about Secret Of Mana and Dragon Quest for me. It'll have to be something to change my mind. No way FFVII remake is coming in 2018 and Dissidia is no where near enough.
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There is a new DQ game every year though. They most likely churn out more DQ games then they do FF at this point.

Anyway 2018 is all about Secret Of Mana and Dragon Quest for me. It'll have to be something to change my mind. No way FFVII remake is coming in 2018 and Dissidia is no where near enough.
Not the main DQ series though, the time between DQ9 and DQ11 was like 5 - 6 years? DQ10 doesn't count because it is a MMORPG.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:33 AM   #6
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Not the main DQ series though, the time between DQ9 and DQ11 was like 5 - 6 years? DQ10 doesn't count because it is a MMORPG.
...but it's like 8 years between FFXIII and FFXV or 4 years between Lightening Returns and FFXV.
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Dragon Quest IX was released on 2009 and DQXI was 2017, 8 years between the release.
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So both have long developments then, across many years.
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So...

How long did they took them to release each sequel of Final Fantasy XIII? S-E persistence on this one just kept delaying XV development and surely they want to exploit this one the same way and we know that the ride with XIII wasn't a pleasent one.
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2 years between each FFXIII entry. Lightening was and still is a very popular character in Japan. To be fair each entry was better then the last when it came to the XIII series.

Certainly much better then FFX-2. Which I played again recently and quickly realized why I never remembered anything about it. It had almost no story what so ever.
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To be fair each entry was better then the last when it came to the XIII series.
And also in all fairness that shouldn't be taken as an accomplishment because the bar was set too low.

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Certainly much better then FFX-2. Which I played again recently and quickly realized why I never remembered anything about it. It had almost no story what so ever.
Both sucked.

The debate involves wich one sucked the most.
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Still, FFX-2 is still more fun and better than Lightning Returns.
The worst one has to be FF12: Revenant Wings on DS, that was garbage.
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Why the hell did they thought that turning the game into a real time strategy was a good idea?

Would have prefered no sequel at all. The same goes for Heroes of Mana also released for the DS.
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Never played the FF12 sequel it's in my gigantic backlog of DS games that is in triple figures.

All the mana spin-offs are pretty bad (Children, Sword, Heroes, Legend). Can't even think of the last decent mana game I've played might even be SD3 about 15 years ago when I played it for the first time.
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Forgot to throw Dawn of Mana in there.

From that bunch Legend of Mana is the one that stands out and it's tragic how it accomplishes so much with the story, characters that you can't help but to feel pity or symphaty, stunning 2d visuals and one of the most beautiful soundtracks on the 32/64 bits era and it gets dragged down by a very slow paced beat 'em up gameplay.
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