"atejas said:I played FF7 in the past few months, and I just couldn't finish it. The story was not intriguing and the character development wasn't too good. I didn't put the graphics into account since the game is 10 years old."FFX-2 was the first game they made after Sakaguchi left, right?Nah i think you can tell Sakaguchi was geting smaller and smaller actual roles and work in the company right around FF7s release and thereafter specially with the spirits within debacle which wasn't a debacle since that movie was fine as long as you didn't go in thinking of a final fantasy movie though that was the fault of square for naming it final fantasy.
As per the topic at hand, I lost faith in Square long ago when i first played and beat FF7 it was just downhill from there the only keynote was tactics."
As for SE, I must say that they are pulling EA moves around now days, but I think they are not too bad yet. Some games, like Infinite Undiscovery, is not developed by them, but they take the full blame for the game, which is shown in the TC's post. Like someone said before, Tri-Ace developed it while SE just published the game(so their full role was to supply the money for the game). I think their expansion to the US is a pretty good move, but only if the US division can create original titles also, and not from their HQ's back-catalog.