I'm almost afraid of what Square Enix is going to do in the next generation. I'm afraid that I will never care about another Final Fantasy again. For a 20-year fan of the franchise, that's freakin' terrifying .
And in looking at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII , it's tough to remain optimistic. Still, there may be a glimmer of hope in the form of Final Fantasy X HD . We've just learned that the remaster may include another remaster ; Final Fantasy X-2 . That would make the upcoming package all the more appealing to die-hard followers of the series.
I'm reminded again of a Square Enix PR rep asking on Twitter if people would really want to see a Final Fantasy VII remake. That Twitter page consequently exploded but the most astonishing part of the entire occurrence is that Square Enix was surprised . That proved right there that they've been completely out of touch with the FF fans for a very long time. However, they are doing this remaster, right? And what if it's a smash success? What if it sells like mad? What if it breaks sales records for remakes/HD remasters? Would that be a wake-up call?
Despite the fact that I believe an alien intelligence has stolen the common sense of any and all Square Enix bosses, the company still wants to make money, right? So if they couple the declining sales of the Final Fantasy franchise (no chance this year's Lightning Returns sells all that well) with the super high sales of Final Fantasy X HD , that couldn't really be ignored, could it? Something that clear and obvious couldn't be. Just no way. Then again, that alien intelligence may have done its job too well…