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Well, after the long and painful wait for VS XIII XV and the wonderful mess that turned out to be, and the most panned title (FF XIII), what is next for Nomura? How about not being able to complete Kingdom Hearts III. You know, the game he was "pulled off XV to complete". Well rumors have been circulating that development for that game isn't going well and to make the release schedule of 2018, cuts are going to be made. Yay Nomura!!!! (Seriously though, why is S-E insisting on ruining their great franchises with this guy?)

https://forums.khinsider.com/kingdom-hearts-iii/214025-kingdom-hearts-3-development-leak.html



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Im really tired of this blamming on Nomura that has been going on recently.

First, its Square fault announcing KH III when they did, because they knew the game would still take ages to release.Second, Nomura is the director or it is involved on myriad games.He is being stretched thin, so of course the projects are going to face delays because of that.And third, FF XIII Versus not releasing or becoming XV and taking this long to release are not on Nomura, due to reasons 1 and 2.And well, it is the mess we see now because of Tabata.

Now, as for being too perfectionist and thus taking its time to release, that can be Nomura fault.But I prefer they take one extra year with it than rushing an incomplete game like FF XV or butchering it in several pieces like FF 7Remake



Well, apparently it says that other KH games had cut content too, so it doesn't really sound like it's anything new for the franchise.

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So, I guess promotion to president of SE is next then? That seems to be the way SE operate these days

Wait a second. Final Fantasy XIII isn't the most panned title, and Nomura wasn't directing that game at any point. Heck, not only it is a Toriyama-directed game, but Nomura only designed the main characters; there was a different art director altogether for everything else.

EDIT: Nomura got also kicked out of FFXV (or Versus), and SE continues to overcharge him with work to do on other games. How is the dude to blame?



VGPolyglot said:
Well, apparently it says that other KH games had cut content too, so it doesn't really sound like it's anything new for the franchise.

So, not an issue he is incapable of completing the game? New gamer philosophy I guess...



Why in the world are people blaming Nomura for the way FFXV turned out? He was taken off the project by Square management to work on FF7 Remake 2 years before FFXV released. FFXV's issues are 100% the fault of Tabata, who made massive changes to Nomura's plans when he took over, and Square, for rushing the game out after Tabata decided to make massive changes.

Nomura is trying to direct 2 games at once, something that very few game directors have ever tried. It's not exactly easy trying to oversee 2 teams at once, in 2 different cities (Osaka and Tokyo). Square made FF7 Remake his top priority because it's a bigger franchise, so of course KH3 will suffer some as a result. Blame Square for that, not Nomura. It also doesn't help matters that Square has had half of his team working on 1.5, 2.5, and 2.8 throughout KH3's development, just so they could eek every possible penny out of the franchise.

Besides, even with the cut content, KH3 will still be as big as KH2 most likely, and that is still very big. KH3 was supposed to be bigger than KH2 originally, but if the rumors are true and some content is being cut, I'd expect a similar size to KH2. I'm just glad that the rumor says it will release next year, I had feared a 2019 release for it. 



Wright said:

Wait a second. Final Fantasy XIII isn't the most panned title, and Nomura wasn't directing that game at any point. Heck, not only it is a Toriyama-directed game, but Nomura only designed the main characters; there was a different art director altogether for everything else.

EDIT: Nomura got also kicked out of FFXV (or Versus), and SE continues to overcharge him with work to do on other games. How is the dude to blame?

Bad character designs are the fault of Nomura. I never said he directed XIII. 



Jesus, what's wrong with the Square side of game development? They need restructuring ASAP. The Enix side of things, more so Yuji Horii/Armor Project that work on the Dragon Quest series pump out good, quality games all the time. Hell, they're developing the same game (Dragon Quest XI) 4 times simultaneously and they're going to hit their target release date (minus the Switch version). Nomura needs to step down from whatever the hell he's doing or at least focus on one project at time and see it through first.

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bigtakilla said:

Bad character designs are the fault of Nomura. I never said he directed XIII. 

I don't agree with them being bad character designs, what was so bad about them? And character design aside, you atributed the "panned" XIII entirely on Nomura's resume, following your OP's logic train or what I could infer from it. If it is just what Nomura has done, regardless of how little involvement he has had, why not congratulate him for Theathrythm Final Fantasy, the new Dissidia and Super Smash Bros U?