Saturday, April 29, 2006

Apologies for my personal jumbling of RPG info for the 360

Too much information sometimes.

Anyway, I made reference to Square-Enix making several RPGs for the 360. SE is onboard, but I don't believe that they've confirmed any further titles. I think it would be ridiculous to keep the 360 out of the FF support.

I confused the few RPGs that are coming for the 360 that will be made by the Final Fantasy creators. Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey come to mind.

I guess we'll just have to see what happens.

[Edit 4/30/2006: Corrected spelling per comment.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lost Oddessy"

Lost Odyssey*

Oh, and Final Fantasy coming for 360? It would only alienate the Japanese. Honor is very important to them, and I doubt Square would dishonor Sony or their people.

Final Fantasy could do well enough in Japan alone, so there's not much reason to port it to 360. Much less if Final Fantasy fans worldwide will get a PS3 anyway.

Don't worry though. Once Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon come out, the success (if not an important part) of Xbox 360 will be determined: The Japanese will either end up buying the 360 (at least as a second console), or 360 will rest in Oblivion (both literally and figuratively) if it doesn't sell, which will shy away Japanese developers (the best in the industry?).

It's Microsoft's problem to make Xbox 360 desireable to the Japanese, not Square's, nor capcom's nor anyone else's.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Thank you for correcting my error.

I don't think 360 support for FF would alienate the Japanese, unless FF because an exclusive to the 360 (I don't see that happening).

I'm still trying to figure out the FFXI offering for the 360. FFXI was poorly received in the first place for PS2 and it didn't make sense to me that they would bother with it on any other platforms.

But since they released FFXI for the 360, wouldn't they have already "dishonored" their people? I can't say I agree with the dishonor notion.

The RPGs will be important for the 360; I agree with you there.

One thing the world will really need to see is the actual comparison between 360 and PS3. That's what everyone's waiting for. We can read about it all we want, but we won't know until Sony physically presents their mystery console. What I want to see, is how the "promised PS3" fairs agains the "actual PS3". The "promised PS2" was nothing like the "actual PS2", so Sony's up to prove themselves at least a little more accurate this time around.

12:14 PM  

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