You said "people here". And your argument was in defense of Nintendo, like for you to accept saying Nintendo that person needs to list all companies that done it? OP is very clear on this being something the market in general have been doing and people gave examples they remembered. Still you didn't took offense that he basically only listed Square Enix.
Apologies my bad, I got too worked up too easily and it clouded my thinking too much. I've calmed down now. I'll have to say generally, yes Square Enix does milk Final Fantasy a lot. But my personal big offender is Sega with the Sonic franchise.
Sega milks the Sonic franchise far too much, while also pandering and heavily relying on nostalgia with general themes and designs (levels, enemies, even boss fights) being rehashed and reused so many times (how many variations of Green Hill Zone have we had?). And yet they aren't able to be consistently successful with the franchise nowadays (besides the brilliant but fan developed Sonic Mania) while leaving so many of their own franchises and IPs (Jet Set Radio, Skies of Arcadia, House of the Dead, Crazy Taxi and much more) locked up and dormant, barely even given a chance to at least develop further or get a sequel.Last edited by AHYL88 - on 10 June 2020