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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Romier S, Nov 26, 2002.
Heres the report from Gamepro's website:
Square and Enix merger
Press Conference coverage
I don't want to hear all the fanboy remarks of what's going to happen, I just want to play a Dragon fantasy game...the 2 best RPG makers unite...massive power, wield it. Give us 100 hour RPGs that rule. Multi platform is a plus.
Maybe that means Dragon Quest 5 and 6 will be released on the GBA with Secret of Mana. Good news, even so it rather strange at the same time. I mean these two used to be rivals, but now are one.
Sonic games on a Nintendo system? Square and Enix are the same company? What world are we living in?!?
I have mixed feelings about this. On the positive side, perhaps we will see Dragon Quest games with Final Fantasy-esque graphics, Final Fantasy games with some actual RPG gameplay, Grandia with some actual story/side quests, etc. However, in the end it just seems we are losing something.
I'm glad today isn't April 1st. I would have thought for certain that this was an April Fools Story.
It should be great. Perhaps Enix wants to get in on using Square's distribution channels (outside Japan).
I hope this just means that we get more games over here.
Ther better be some lovin' for Gamecube & Xbox owners in this deal 'cause I'm still not buying a PS2 for my RPG fix.
Well, maybe I will if it goes down to 99$.
Chris: The RPG demographic is currently owned by the PS2, and that's not going to change any time soon, as far as I can tell. Hopefully I'm wrong, but if you're a true console RPG fan, then you really owe it to yourself to check out FFX, Suikoden, Dark Cloud, Kingdom Hearts, Grandia, and the upcoming games like .hack.
Regarding the topic, I have mixed feelings about this. I'm excited about the possibilities, but I'll miss Square as Square, if that makes any sense.
I think it's horrible, the already thin RPG market just got a whole lot less competitive. It could be beneficial if they get some synergies stemming from the strengths of each company, but what are the chances of that happening considering one of the two companies is Square?
I'm a little disappointed - I think of think that when they are two separate companies, there's a competion for who can top who in the RPG segment. Now, I fear that they will time releases not to conflict, etc. so that it may take longer for us to see the products we want.
Hmmm....I smell Dragon Quest Anthology.
I think this can only lead to good things. Granted, it kills some of the competition, but we have two great RPG makers united to make games.
I'll hold back on giving an opinion on this until something is actually done with it to opine upon. I doubt it'll really change all that much in the end, save us potentially getting a bit more of a push in the Dragon Warrior department, which might not be bad.
Lack of competition though is rather disappointing, and it would be nice to see some new upstart company bust onto the scene with the next new revolution in RPGs.
Can anybody program? We can hit Nintendo up for a million bucks and form a development house
Well maybe we'll get games with Dragon Warrior's gameplay and Final Fantasy's production values. What's not good about that?
Oh, nothing at all.
It just has to happen first.