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    Question Savior of the Franchise!

    So if one looks around various topics about FFXV there is sometimes talk about this game is going to be the one to "redeem the franchise" or be the "next FFVII" so do you agree or disagree?

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    Too early to tell, I think. It'll be smurfing better than what the franchise has dealt with since possibly FFX, though.

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    As far as the numbers go, FFXIV: ARR has been the franchise's savior. But other than that, what other options do we really have but to hope that this brings the series around? We've been stuck in MMO/Lightning land, and FFXV is the only thing to look forward to now. Remember when they announced FFIX, X and XI at the same time? Those were good times.


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    At the risk of being burnt, I have some degree of faith that they'll be able to turn things around. The next FFVII? The last time they strive to make the next FFVII we got FFXIII, so hopefully they just focus on making a fun RPG with a good story and keeping fan feedback into account. They did a good job turning FFXIV around from its original model, and even the XIII sequels has at least tried to touch on criticism from the previous game even if it still fell short in other places.

    I find myself agreeing with the person who said (I think it was Skyblade) that the franchise can't survive another flop. If this game tanks there may be no bouncing back from it.

    This post is so doom and gloom. Here:



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    People said that XIII would be the next VII.

    Look, there can't be a "next VII". The only game that would be the next VII would be the full-blown remake of the first VII.

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    Return of the open world map and a modern battle system? I want to believe!

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    I just hope its a good game. I hope for good characters and an involving story and gameplay I don't suck at.

    Also, I hope it isn't the next VII because I'm not a huge fan of VII :P

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    XIV: ARR was the saviour of the franchise. That game is practically an open love letter to FF fans.

    I do wonder if XV has been in development hell for so long, that none of the lessons learned from Bravely Default will be implemented.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    XIV: ARR was the saviour of the franchise. That game is practically an open love letter to FF fans.
    I think a lot of people skip it because they don't like MMOs. I actually want to try it out when I'm done with the games on my schedule.

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    I doubt it will save anything. Games that go through development for 6 years and get rebranded halfway through generally don't knock people's socks off. I'm sure it will still be fun, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rostum View Post
    Remember when they announced FFIX, X and XI at the same time? Those were good times.
    I wish I was old enough to remember this happening. That sounds incredible.


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    I think it will revitalize the series in the eyes of the larger gaming public, and will receive wide praise for being so different and unrestricted by a turn based system, much like FFXII did when it came out.

    But as far as longtime FF fans? No, not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post

    I do wonder if XV has been in development hell for so long, that none of the lessons learned from Bravely Default will be implemented.
    I cannot find proof of this information: A friend was telling me yesterday that Square recently interviewed and claimed they removed rpg elements like leveling up, instead you collect new items from bosses to get stronger and removed 'other things' in ff15. I personally do not believe this unless there is proof of this mysterious article.

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    I'm expecting something closer to more recent Kingdom Hearts games over something like old school FF.

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