- FFXIII will be the most successfull FF in Europe since FF7
- FFXIII will be the 3rd best selling FF title in america
- FFXIII was recently voted the 3rd best game of all time in Famitsu by readers....so there's many people that see it so high, let alone people who may merely "like" it
So sorry to burst your bubble but they haven't killed Final Fantasy.
Maybe in Japan where the series is in a spiral of declining sales, not in the West though where the series increased in popularity with XIII
XIV doesn't count cus its a MMO.
Another funny thing is we had this thread on weird forums when FF8 came out (I consider FF8 lucky the internet gaming forums weren't so big when it released)....then we had it again with FF10-2....again with FF12....again FF13......now with FF14.
And it still lives, I wonder why.
Clearly fans whining on the internet are in the minority.
The series should continue, we just has the excellent Final Fantasy XIII, Versus XIII is next and Dissidia 012 looks amazing. And of course Agito XIII which seems to be combining the best of old skool FF and new FF's.
Gee, or we measure the quality of titles we play by something other than legacy/namebrand appeal, an obscenely budgeted marketing campaign, and the opinions of other people who don't share the same tastes as us.
Popularity does not in any way equal quality.
And the fact that you discount XIV because "it's an MMO" is honestly one of the most profoundly inane things I've read in a while, especially considering you go on to include spin-offs (Versus XIII, Dissidia) which don't have anything close to "traditional" FF gameplay and structure.
Final Fantasy is a marketing force and the games have big budgets with usually misguided creative direction. They're okay, but not that great these days. They used to be awesome. That's about it.
And declining quality doesn't mean dead...
A series is dead when it no longer sells, when it is no longer popular.
I am addressing the thread title and topic.
I discount FFXIV because most FF fans seem too, but now that it has low scores suddenly people are acting like they even cared about FFXIV and were going to buy it, when they weren't.......yes there are some which were gonna buy it but many really weren't going too. If I do want to count it I can't comment cus I haven't played it. And I can't analyse its sales yet either. So its best we leave it for the time being.
VErsus XIII isn't a spin off.
And I would agree about the marketing campaign bit but really find it hard to believe Leona Lewis adverts enticed gamers into buying FF13, they were bad adverts.
You think they used to be awesome, good, I still think they are awesome. I'm sure we can both live with differing opinions, no?