If you're bitter about the direction Square-Enix has taken as a game maker, we have a little end-of-the-year gift for you.
It seems the company isn't beyond poking fun at themselves, or including a virtual image of their demolished office buildings in The 3rd Birthday for the PSP. If you check Siliconera , you will find an image of what the Square-Enix offices look like after being ravaged by nasties. Of course, the Parasite Eve series is set in New York and S-E doesn't have any offices there but then again, as the article states, there's no rampaging mystery virus, either. At least, not that we know of. Square-Enix continues to take flak this generation for morphing into an unrecognizable – and decidedly less fulfilling – version of the old RPG king, Squaresoft. Sadly, they don't appear to be in a position to right the ship any time soon, and they continue to leave a trail of disgruntled one-time fans in their wake. Therefore, such a pic might touch some deep, dark part of ourselves that wouldn't mind so much if the offices just sorta disappeared…
Aw, we don't mean that. If anything, I think we all believe Square-Enix still has a core of quality that, if tapped correctly , will once again yield something memorable.
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday