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Wolf Kanno
10-28-2014, 10:38 AM
At the recent Lapis Dream Orchestra concert in Kyoto, Sakaguchi and Uematsu got together and started reminiscing about the old days and how much fun they had making FFVI together. They spoke in detail about how most games have shifted to 3D and both wanted to make another old-school 2D game. While this may have simply been two old designers reminiscing about the old days, apparently Nobuo really wants to get this done and plans to pitch the idea to Square-Enix. How this would work out is anyone's guest but who here wouldn't be excited to to see a Sakaguchi/Amano/Kitase/Ito/Nobuo helmed 2D RPG?

Source (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/28/nobuo-uematsu-wants-make-2d-rpg-final-fantasy-vi-team/)

Fynn
10-28-2014, 08:37 PM
:omgomg:

The Man
10-28-2014, 10:30 PM
GIEF NAO.

Motdrafin
10-28-2014, 11:55 PM
HYPE :onnanoko:

Vyk
10-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Its one of those things I would buy simply to support it even if I don't like the end product. They both deserve another chance to make one of their dream games. It's like if Hayao Miyazaki decided to come out of retirement and make another movie. It's a no brainer :)

Colonel Angus
10-29-2014, 05:22 AM
It'll be a FFXIII 2D remake.

Depression Moon
10-29-2014, 05:35 AM
I doubt Square Enix would accept their idea.

Mirage
10-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Then they can go to a different publisher. With such a team, I'm sure they won't have problems finding someone to publish their game. If all else fails, they can publish it themselves through steam and PSN.

Sephex
10-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Ever have a huge boner that just tore through your pants at the speed of awesome? Because that's what just happened by simply hearing that this could be a thing.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
10-29-2014, 09:34 AM
This sounds like something I could really get behind, especially with the classic 2D feel. I can't help but feel that a 2D game would be a handheld or mobile game, but that's not a bad thing.

Sephex
10-29-2014, 10:03 AM
Ever have a huge boner that just tore through your pants at the speed of awesome?



This sounds like something I could really get behind

Thanks, man.

The Man
10-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Nowhere in the article did anyone mention wanting to make a sequel to FFVI, so I'm not sure why SE owning FFVI matters.

Loony BoB
10-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Yeah, the only problems with SE that could come up would be 1) if they wanted to link it to SE games, which I don't think they would, and 2) if they wanted to use any existing SE employees, which I don't think they would.

Wolf Kanno
10-29-2014, 08:03 PM
I don't know, a joint project between Mistwalker and Square-Enix would probably be good publicity for both companies. The game would probably do well on just the brand recognition alone, so from a business standpoint I can't see why this couldn't happen since SE and Mistwalker have collaborated with other companies on joint projects before. It really comes down to whether Sakaguchi has mellowed out from his banishment in the early 2000s and if SE still has members of their board members who are still holding a grudge. Considering Sakaguchi has mellowed out on his stance with Sony in the last few years and most of the interviews with old staff from SE show they all still like the Guch, at this point it really comes down to silly company politics and whether the people involved have time in their schedules to do anything.

Who knows, maybe this wouldn't even be a new game, it's possible from some of the stuff they were talking about that the project could very well be a FFVI Remake since the article mentions how both Uematsu and Sakaguchi wish they could have done a more for the game. Whether any this comes to pass is anyone's guess but SE is trying to be more open and change their image among their fans, a game reuniting with the series creator could be a nice PR stunt even if the game never surfaced.

Vyk
10-29-2014, 11:11 PM
I can't help but feel that a 2D game would be a handheld or mobile game, but that's not a bad thing.
I can't remember the last time I actually played a mobile/handheld game to completion :( There's just something about the dynamic that wears off on me for some reason

Skyblade
10-30-2014, 06:00 AM
I can only hope that they can pull off the return to 2D roots as well as A Link Between Worlds did.

Spooniest
10-30-2014, 11:22 PM
If this happened, it would not only ignite this very message board with furious speculation as to the future of the Final Fantasy series, but also turn the trend towards 3D games on its ear.

I've always felt that the idea of a 3D game world being shown on a 2D screen is just axiomatically clunky by its very nature. It was fine when 2D games were trying to give the illusion of 3D, because the control scheme wasn't affected (see Stage 2-1 of Ninja Gaiden 2 for an example of what I'm talking about...Megaman: Maverick Hunter X is a more modern example). But trying to give a 3D control scheme to what is still (and likely is always going to be) a strictly 2D playing field has just ruined the immersion for me. Not to mention, it's expensive and time consuming to render textures in 3D.

Plus, if Nobuo is jazzed for it, then there's a very good chance that the music for it is going to be world-endingly awesome.

Want. WANT.

WAAAAAAAAAAANT

Loony BoB
10-31-2014, 06:04 PM
I've always felt that the idea of a 3D game world being shown on a 2D screen is just axiomatically clunky by its very nature. It was fine when 2D games were trying to give the illusion of 3D, because the control scheme wasn't affected (see Stage 2-1 of Ninja Gaiden 2 for an example of what I'm talking about...Megaman: Maverick Hunter X is a more modern example). But trying to give a 3D control scheme to what is still (and likely is always going to be) a strictly 2D playing field has just ruined the immersion for me. Not to mention, it's expensive and time consuming to render textures in 3D.
If you don't think aesthetics or platforming are important in games then this is fine, but I think they have their place and really enhance the experience for a lot of games.

Vyk
10-31-2014, 07:59 PM
I can't imagine playing a 2D Skyrim would be a very enthralling experience. Unless I totally missed the point of that post