I remember the day that I used to be interested in everything that was Square or Enix. From the Final fantasy series to the Dragon quest series they really knew how to execute fantastic gaming experiences.
I'm not sure if it's the fact that I'm getting older or that the market has grown to a state where other gaming giant's such as Bioware and Bestheda have taken the RPG mantle but to me it really seems that Square Enix has lost the ability to make competive games of this genre.
I thought that FF13 was the game that confirmed my suspicions that S-E has grown stale and it's designers have opted for a linear and very predictable approach but the new game FF13-2 is the first in series that I simply am not going to buy.
I thought that I would wait and read the reviews with this one, I have also watched some game footage and frankly it just looks like a complete waste of time.
How can they really expect me to go from a masterpiece like Skyrim to purchase this??? I am not sure what there target market is anymore, I have either drifted away from it or it's just getting much smaller.
I would give anything if they just realised that it's not all about creating graphics and they put all there resources into making a fixed 3d world or a really pollished 2d or isometric RPG with some REAL exploration and role playing.
Granted i guess Deus ex was an ok game but also after the monumental failure of FF14, it's obvious that the company needs to go back to it's roots, stop thinking about investors and cutting corners, pull some money out of the Art department and plough some resources back into Game design and development.