Lasombra Files Episode 14: The AV Club
- Posted January 14th, 2013 at 08:13 EDT by Dane Smith
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(continued from previous page) ...due to a strong library of games. In conclusion, the marketing for Vita needs to clearly explain the unique features of the console, while the games need to be there as well, which is obvious.
Lasombra: You've mentioned you are a big Final Fantasy X fan. We know there is a rabid fanbase that is dying for a remake or Final Fantasy VII and X. Considering Square re-hashed Final Fantasy I, IV, and VI continuously on the handhelds, why do you think they are reluctant at being capitalists and create a product they know will sell a lot?
Ixion: I can see why they wouldn’t want to create a full-fledged Final Fantasy VII remake, as creating that entire world with current-gen graphics, while keeping the open world, would be an extremely ambitious undertaking. Personally, I would rather that time, money, and effort be spent on a new Final Fantasy, since that is the only way we might see new entries that will connect with fans as much as the classics. However, it’s puzzling how a remaster hasn’t been released yet. With the FFVII remake hype at a fever pitch towards the beginning of this generation, a simple FFVII HD remaster with perhaps new quests, items, abilities, etc., would have sold extremely well.
As for Final Fantasy X HD, it seems they simply announced the project too early in typical Square-Enix fashion. They insist Kingdom Hearts HD was in development first, so we might have to wait until that game is released before we hear more about Final Fantasy X.
We have also seen huge demand for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which continues to be put on the back burner, most likely to not disrupt the completion of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Once that is complete, hopefully we will hear more regarding Versus.
Lastly, Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in Japan over a year ago, and many fans consider it one of the best entries in the franchise since Final Fantasy X. But since the PSP market is non-existent in the West, it seems Square-Enix won’t give us that game either. A PSN version would make sense.
I think the red goop running down the side of my face is the blood leaking out of my exploded ear drum. To say the Boss was unhappy with us is an understatement, as he made the Drill Sgt. in Full Metal Jacket sound like a G rated speech for kids at a Sunday school. If I never got the crap beat out of me by a doppelganger then I might have been cowering in the corner from his very impressive tirade. 1 wrecked news van, plane tickets to Peru, and a 1 week hospital stay, all charged to the company expense account. Oh sure, printing a story about how we got captured by the Greek mafia and tortured by people who knew our lives like a book sounded like a great story to me, but apparently the Greek’s might have a problem with that in Episode 15: Beyond the Veil. Something didn’t add up. Call it an investigative hunch, unless we want to call this a gaping plot hole. But I didn’t bother to press him during tirade mode as he told me where to go. Apparently there was another urgent story I had to cover down the street. The local elementary school had a bake sale and a famous celebrity was attending. I guess pointing out that sending a guy who looked like an FBI agent, and a girl who came out of a Soviet-Nazi fashion catalogue, would make too much sense anymore.
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