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#1 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

Maybe this will end up being for the best, but no matter how much people might dislike Nomura, it's hard to be optimistic about a director change in the middle of a project. 12 was basically ruined by it in my opinion. Hajime Tabata is an interesting choice for his replacement, I'm willing to entertain the idea after he directed Crisis Core, but I have to wonder how well his vision and Nomura's vision will blend. I feel like a lot is riding on this game, especially given that recent quote about how they're using it to judge the viability of console rpgs. It's really baffling to see changes like that given what this game represents, though just about everything Square does these days is kind of baffling to me.

Despite making me worry about 15, I suppose this is at least good news for Kingdom Hearts 3. Personally I'm more interested in the former though, and I wish its fate was a little more secure.

That is generally true, but FFXV is hardly in the middle of development. There is already a demo planned and will apparently release next year - so within the next 4 - 16 months. Considering by the time it will be released it'll be 10 years in development, switching directors on year 9 is definitely not the same as year 4, 5 or 6. Who knows, maybe Nomura's stuff is already done on this game and he can now focus on KH3.

#2 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

This probably just means that he's done all he can - perhaps the game's "direction" role is pretty much done (cutscenes and story and taken care of, or whatever) and now they just need to fine tune everything. I think the addition of a new director will be good because if some of Nomura's design decisions were fucked then this new guy could add his own take on them. I heard that Type-0 was actually a very refreshing Final Fantasy game.

#3 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

It looks to play like a much more action-y Last Story, which is definitely fine by me. The party characters seem to try and combo with you. My god this looks good.

#4 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

Sounds awesome, also didn't know that Type-0 was getting an HD release. That will be great to tide me over although I know next to nothing about that game other than that it's related to XIII and XV, being part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe.

#5 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

@bigjeffrey Wow... that gif is absolutely incredible. I need this game.

#6 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

Nope. I have the same thing and it doesn't run pretty much any new games. It's a mid-late 2012 card, and integrated at that, so it's not going to run a lot of newer games. It does run some though! Diablo 3 runs wonderfully on it.

#7 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

Unfortunately I don't see it happening.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

Very smart move from both parties involved. If Notch was collapsing under the pressure of the name Mojang and Minecraft, then this is perfect - let a large corporation handle it while he can go do other things.

I wonder if he got to keep the Scrolls game though.

#9 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

@theht said:

Yeah, it'll probably be easy to find nominees.

But Dark Souls 2 is gonna win.

Can someone explain to me what it is about DS2 that people seem to not like? It reviewed well and I've heard so much great stuff about it, but for some reason on this site it has a bit of a negative air associated with it. What's the big deal? I haven't played it yet, but I am a huge fan of Dark and Demon's.

#10 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

I actually found MGS1 too be the least interesting (AKA most boring) of the entire series. It hit its prime with MGS2 and should have ended there because 2 was brilliant. Completely brilliant story and gameplay.