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    Square Enix forms Final Fantasy Committee to ensure series quality

    In an effort to bolster the quality of the Final Fantasy series going forward, Square Enix has deemed it necessary to bring together some of the franchise’s top creators in what they’re calling the “Final Fantasy Committee.”

    According to a report by FF-Reunion, the committee will be headed by Yoshinori Kitase, Hajime Tabata, Naoki Yoshida and Motomu Toriyama. Details remain sparse, but their meetings will take place to ensure the quality of the FF series going forward. Long time series character designer and now director of Final Fantasy XV Tetsuya Nomura, however, appears to be separate from this initiative as his priorities lie within another timeline.
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    Finally some other people than toriyama incharge

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    FFXIV ARR is the first good FF in over a decade. It's a shame we never got to see Versus in whatever form it was supposed to be in rather than having three iterations of XIII rammed down our throat.. No to mention XIV 1.0.. Which should have never hit shelves in the state it was in.

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    Can only be good news, I think; haven't enjoyed a Final Fantasy since XII, and even then I wasn't entirely sold on it. X was the last one that floored me with its brilliance.

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    Finally some direction in leadership, bring it back to its roots and start from there.


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    Thank goodness! This can only positive. Maybe it will mean FF games will not go through the grinder before releasing.




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    When you hit the most bottom rock and then hit it a few more times...of course the only way is to go back up. So yes, great news.

    Whether it will return to its greatness? Shyyyt...don't tease me bro lol.

    I've been dreaming about a proper FF game since 1998.

    that makes Itachi 4 damn i'm old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    When you hit the most bottom rock and then hit it a few more times...of course the only way is to go back up. So yes, great news.

    Whether it will return to its greatness? Shyyyt...don't tease me bro lol.

    I've been dreaming about a proper FF game since 1998.

    that makes Itachi 4 damn i'm old.
    5, cuz i turn 20 in 2 weeks

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    Square Enix was really getting into the $#@! with the Final Fantasy series. I just wish they put just as much effort into their other rpg's they have. They tend to just throw those on the shelves while putting 100% effort into the FF series. Such a pity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi_God View Post
    Square Enix was really getting into the $#@! with the Final Fantasy series. I just wish they put just as much effort into their other rpg's they have. They tend to just throw those on the shelves while putting 100% effort into the FF series. Such a pity.
    Dude, they don't put 100% effort in the FF franchise. Don't kid yourself. Versus XIII wouldn't have been non-present for a whole gen if they weren't acting like $#@!heads and milking XIII because their profits were tanking.

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    Sounds like a pointless move, more to net some PR points than anything else.

    How does a committee made up of the same people that work there now, change anything?

    These decisions were made and cleared with the brass in the past, what difference does putting a name on something do? The structure is exactly the same.

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    Great! I can't wait for them to announce Final Fantasy XV-2.

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    Bit too late for that ship after the disaster that was the initial FFXIV and XIII, XIII-2 and "Lighting Returns".. Let's not forget about the vaporware FFXIII versus or whatever the hell they're calling it now.

    What ever happened to games like IV? V? VII? VIII? IX? X? And XII?

    Ever since the last gen dawned Square has done nothing but take a careening sky dive into the pavement.


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    it was pretty much downhill for me after 9...i appreciate 9 now but back then i wanted every FF to top 7. but after playing 4, it's safe to say 7 is nowhere near the best.

    just give us a FF2-FF6 remakes and we'll be happy for another generation.

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    I really want to see a final, Final Fantasy.

    I'm ready for this series to be put out of its misery forever.

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    FF hasn't been good since the FFIX. It's been nothing but over dramtic teen drama with cliche all over the game.

    I would LOVE to have a non overly japanese FF. One where after the fight the party memebers don't strike a pose and go "Yeah!!!" and "Hmmph!!!!!".

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    Hiroyuki Ito should have been working on Final Fantasy XV but instead Square Enix decided to take their sweet time with Final Fantasy Versus XIII and rename it. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedOrb_Collector View Post
    How does a committee made up of the same people that work there now, change anything?
    Quoted for truth.

    It's not like Sakaguchi is leading this committee or anything. It's the same guys who got us in this mess. lol

    The main problem is Toriyama. Final Fantasy won't stop being like this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Locomotive
    over dramtic teen drama with cliche all over
    ...unless he's canned. But he seems to be in high-esteem over there.

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    Wow, I just looked at Motomu Toriyama's credentials.. He's literally been in every game in the series I thought was weak or downright hated.

    http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Motomu_Toriyama

    They can't fire this guy quickly enough.

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    Toriyama is in charge of the Mary Sue saga.

    Also known as the Lightning saga. She's the John Cena of Final Fantasy protaganists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedOrb_Collector View Post
    Toriyama is in charge of the Mary Sue saga.

    Also known as the Lightning saga. She's the John Cena of Final Fantasy protaganists.
    For those of us who stopped watching wrestling in the 90's, what does that mean? lol

    For me, it's like she's the "I'm not feeling it, but they keep bringing her back, so I guess they don't want me to be a fan anymore" hero of the FF series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    For those of us who stopped watching wrestling in the 90's, what does that mean? lol
    A character loved by the brass for some reason and pushed down the throats of the crowd.

    John Cena is the most hated top face of all time. Lightning is the same for FF.

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    Lefien you thought VII and X were bad?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    Lefien you thought VII and X were bad?
    he was only the event planner and event director.

    are they talking about maybe, gaming events?

    [img]http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081113025411/finalfantasy/images/5/50/Toriyama_03.jpg
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    ok, i just found out why the recent FF games have been so cheesy now.
    Last edited by Omar; 10-18-2013 at 15:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    Lefien you thought VII and X were bad?
    VII was when I saw the scales kind of balance and tip towards sucktitude. It was a nice balance between the old series and the new graphics-fest and cutscene driven storytelling. In that regard, VII was good, but it was a bad sign of things to come because the fans that got on board with it were in it for one thing. X was god-awful. When you relegate the airship to being a fail game of darts to find secret $#@!, you fail hard. When area maps are nothing more than a glorified rat race between arrows, you fail even harder.

    Do bare in mind, I was playing Final Fantasy since the first one came out on the NES. Unlike a lot of the post-VII bandwagoners, I liked IX and hated X passionately (never beat it, in fact, I didn't care enough about Meg Ryan and his daddy issues to finish that tripe).

    VI was the pinnacle of the series, creatively. Whatever it was that people saw in VII, substantively, was laid ground for by VI. For all the people just razzle-dazzled by the FMV CGI, thanks for ruining a good thing called Final Fantasy.

    ..Now, you know why XIII makes me see red and want to throw kittens in a blender. I literally just got stoned and watched my roommate beat the first one because I was too bored to actually play it (that is, if you contend one even truly "plays" FFXIII in the first place). XIII-2 made me livid, just because it shouldn't have existed. XIII-3 makes me want to load fertilizer in a UHaul and drive it through SE headquarters. XIV 1.0 made me want to videotape panda torture.

    It's not that I'm against change, either. I enjoyed XI thoroughly, except it's overwrought grindiness. I enjoyed XII as well, when I uninverted the controls. The story was pretty serious and the combat was a nice evolution for the series. XIV ARR is one of my new favorite FFs, as well. It just amazes me that it took so long to get it right. I also don't know why they couldn't put Versus out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    Lefien you thought VII and X were bad?
    He didn't start directing until FFX-2. And then he started both directing AND writing with the FFXIII games.

    He has too much control now.

    You know I love FFX, so I guess Toriyama is a good cut-scene director. But beyond that....not a fan.

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