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Final Fantasy: Baker's Dozen +1

Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Games and Technology
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So Squeenix is having a party in mid May to celebrate 20 years of Final Fantasy (has it been that long?)

AND also knock us down with at least 13 more FF titles. ( :!!: )

AND announce another forthcoming FF title, previously unnannounced. (christ, let us digest these other ones first!)

Kotaku wrote:
Aw yeah. Ain't no party like a Square-Enix party, 'cause Square-Enix parties don't stop capitalizing on long-running and commercially proven intellectual property like the Final Fantasy series of games. That well known anthem will be proven May 12th and 13th when the Japanese publisher of beloved role-playing games (and the much maligned SaGa series) holds the Square-Enix Party 2007 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy.

On hand will be the bakers dozen of Final Fantasy games shown on the ad above (posted by German game site GameFront), plus, we assume, other IP, some big announcements and unknown surprises. In the above ad that's running in newspapers, it says in Japanese: "And then, a Final Fantasy that nobody knows will appear." Does that mean yet another new Final Fantasy will be announced? Or just that Square-Enix likes the vague hype? Got us.


There's plenty of time to book flights, but don't go holding your breath for that Vagrant Story II announcement. I have a sneaking suspicion you'll just be disappointed. Michael McWhertor

http://kotaku.com/gaming/square+enix/square+enix-party-blowin-up-in-may-246035.php


So I'm all for more FF goodness, but this is getting out of hand, don't you guys think?

No I don't.
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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    counter clockwise

    Final Fantasy (I) / PSP (port)
    XII Revenant Wings / DS
    Tactics: The Lion War / PSP (port)
    II / PSP (port)
    VII: Crisis Core / PSP
    XIII / PS3
    Agito XIII / Mobile
    Versus XIII / PS3
    VII: Advent Children / (the film in HD on Blu-Ray)
    Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers / Wii
    Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates / DS
    VII: Before Crisis / Mobile
    XI: ???? / PS2 (Not sure what this is?)

    -Not shown-
    VII: Dirge of Cerberus: Lost Episode / Mobile
    Tactics A2: The Grimoire of the Sealed Hole / PSP

    And then some new game?

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I think Square has realized that they can pretty much get as blatant as they like about it and nobody's going to stop paying up when the time comes.

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    jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    Tactics A2: The Grimoire of the Sealed Hole / PSP

    Why would Tactics Advance 2 be on the PSP? Sure, a sequel to TA could be on the PSP, but you'd think they'd drop the Nintendo-inspired "Advance" from the title.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    jclast wrote: »
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    Tactics A2: The Grimoire of the Sealed Hole / PSP

    Why would Tactics Advance 2 be on the PSP? Sure, a sequel to TA could be on the PSP, but you'd think they'd drop the Nintendo-inspired "Advance" from the title.

    Sony needs to make the PSP a more attractive purchase?

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So this is when they would announce their Xbox 360/Wii projects right?

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going to guess that with the way the Wii been selling, one of those new games has to be a new FF Wii game.

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    GimeCGimeC Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    FF14 for DS, most likely.

    I'm completely serious.

    Also, watch it be a look-behind-the-shoulder, ala FF9.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I really don't mind them cranking out FF's like there's no tomorrow, because for the most part they manage to make each one very different from the last. Yes, each one is about a rag-tag bunch of heroes out to save the world, but pretty much everything else changes. Including the game engine, which I admire them a lot for.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    I'm going to guess that with the way the Wii been selling, one of those new games has to be a new FF Wii game.

    Besides the one already known?

    And there's only one unannounced game... maybe they'll surprise us and it'll be for 360

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    Kyougu wrote: »
    I'm going to guess that with the way the Wii been selling, one of those new games has to be a new FF Wii game.

    Besides the one already known?

    And there's only one unannounced game... maybe they'll surprise us and it'll be for 360

    Here's hoping.

    Of course, it'll be Final Fantasy VII: Obscure Tertiary Character

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    Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    But... but a bakers dozen is 13.

    Or are we talking about some shitty total? Ah whatever, sleep beckons me.

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    NorayNoray Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I thought there was a new Tactics coming for the DS? Someone please prove me right because I loved FFTA.

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    Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    But... but a bakers dozen is 13.

    Or are we talking about some shitty total? Ah whatever, sleep beckons me.
    AND also knock us down with at least 13 more FF titles. ( :!!: )

    AND announce another forthcoming FF title, previously unnannounced. (christ, let us digest these other ones first!)

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    No I don't.
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    ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Im still Hoping Crystal Chronicals Wii is online. Please make it be online. I mean I have two DS's but many people playing an rpg at consistent times at the same location without it taking 6 months to beat is still a bloody difficult prospect. If we could play with anyone on our Wii friends list that would be grand.

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    LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't think any of us counts the mobile games, so it's not really THAT much.

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    Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    But... but a bakers dozen is 13.

    Or are we talking about some shitty total? Ah whatever, sleep beckons me.
    AND also knock us down with at least 13 more FF titles. ( :!!: )

    AND announce another forthcoming FF title, previously unnannounced. (christ, let us digest these other ones first!)
    Sweet mercy fuck I missread that.
    That's just.. insane...

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    BacklashBacklash Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Noray wrote: »
    I thought there was a new Tactics coming for the DS? Someone please prove me right because I loved FFTA.

    There is, that's what Tactics A2 is. I dunno why Deusfaux has it listed as a PSP game.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    oh snap... well I cant' edit my fricking posts either :(

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    AkatsukiAkatsuki Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I think that's a wee bit ridiculous.

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Sequelitis just grew malignant.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I bet it's a cell phone game

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    BacklashBacklash Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It's not like there's literally 13 sequels coming out.

    3 of them are ports, 2 are for cell phones, ones an MMO that's been out for years, one is a hi def version of an already released movie, and 2 are sequels to side franchises.

    If anything I'm just glad SE is doing something now, as opposed to that period in the PS2 era where it seems like they did Kingdom Hearts and that's it.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    NO TACTICS II MAKES KYLE ANGRY.

    KYLE SMASH.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Backlash wrote: »
    It's not like there's literally 13 sequels coming out.

    3 of them are ports, 2 are for cell phones, ones an MMO that's been out for years, one is a hi def version of an already released movie, and 2 are sequels to side franchises.

    If anything I'm just glad SE is doing something now, as opposed to that period in the PS2 era where it seems like they did Kingdom Hearts and that's it.

    Here's a list of Sony games from 2001 (FFIX) through 2003 (FFX). Mayhaps you could indicate said period:

    PlayStation 2 Final Fantasy X 07/19/01
    PlayStation Memories Off 2nd 09/27/01
    PlayStation 2 All-Star Professional Wrestling II 11/22/01
    PlayStation Final Fantasy Tactics 12/20/01
    PlayStation Final Fantasy VII 12/20/01
    PlayStation Final Fantasy Tactics 12/20/01
    WonderSwan Color Romancing SaGa 12/20/01
    2002
    WonderSwan Color Hanjuku Eiyuu 02/14/02
    PlayStation Chrono Cross 02/21/02
    PlayStation Legend of Mana 02/21/02
    PlayStation Parasite Eve II 03/20/02
    PlayStation SaGa Frontier 03/20/02
    WonderSwan Color Makai Toushi SaGa 03/20/02
    PlayStation SaGa Frontier 03/20/02
    PlayStation 2 Kingdom Hearts 03/28/02
    WonderSwan Color Final Fantasy IV 03/28/02
    PlayStation 2 Nichibeikan Pro Baseball: Final League 04/25/02
    PlayStation Final Fantasy Anthology (PAL) 2002
    PlayStation 2 World Fantasista 06/06/02
    WonderSwan Color Front Mission 07/12/02
    PlayStation 2 Final Fantasy XI 09/26/02
    PlayStation 2 Grandia Xtreme 09/30/02
    PlayStation Final Fantasy 10/31/02
    PlayStation Final Fantasy Origins 10/31/02
    PlayStation Final Fantasy II 10/31/02
    PlayStation 2 Robot Alchemic Drive 11/04/02
    PlayStation 2 Kingdom Hearts 11/15/02
    2003
    PlayStation 2 Final Fantasy X 01/16/03
    PlayStation Final Fantasy Origins 03/14/03
    Game Boy Advance Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 10/24/03
    PlayStation 2 Unlimited SaGa 10/31/03

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    APZonerunnerAPZonerunner Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Birthday is 18th December. 20 years since the release of FF1 on NES in Japan.

    I've been working on a birthday celebration. I've been collaborating with Square-Enix and the webmasters of about thirty FF sites for one big celebratory fan-made website. It's going to be cool. Plug plug and all that. :p

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I haven't bought a FF game since VIII. I'm still trying to shake that one off.

    I've heard X is good, and XII is good.... but I just can't get myself to try either of them.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    FF X is nothing special. It's good if you like the same thing you've done ten thousand times so much that you're desparate to do it again. FF XII is enough of a departure to justify giving the series another chance.

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    TroubledTomTroubledTom regular
    edited March 2007
    I really don't mind them cranking out FF's like there's no tomorrow, because for the most part they manage to make each one very different from the last. Yes, each one is about a rag-tag bunch of heroes out to save the world, but pretty much everything else changes. Including the game engine, which I admire them a lot for.

    Can you imagine if Capcom published FF instead of Square? They'd have to create a spinoff to showcase any detectable difference between games whatsoever.

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    APZonerunnerAPZonerunner Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I haven't bought a FF game since VIII. I'm still trying to shake that one off.

    I've heard X is good, and XII is good.... but I just can't get myself to try either of them.

    Buy IX. Skip X. Get XII.

    IX = Most underrated FF ever. It fucking rules. One of the best, and so, so close to FF6.

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    TzenTzen Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This is a bit off topic, but I'm going to say...

    If you hated VIII back in the day, it's probably worth giving it a second chance now.

    I'm not an FF fan by any stretch of the imagination; I've never beat any FF game. I played a lot of VI, but I never beat it myself because I watched my brother and friend play through it and finish it. I got caught up in the VII hype on release and got to the end, but by then the razzle dazzle had worn off and I had no real desire to level up my characters and finish it once and for all. I think the game gets a rather weak after you leave the city. I still bought VIII when it came out, and I was completely disgusted by it. I absolutely hated everything about it. But I gave it another shot a few months ago and it's really not that bad. If my attention span had held out, I'd probably have beaten it.

    Anyway, that's all i have to say about that.

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hopefully we get something tangible about the CC games.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I just hope they end it eventually. I would really feel defeated when I take my grandchildren to the mall and see Final Fantasy 78 on the shelf. I mean it's bad enough I have missed out on 11, and 12, and 10-2. :(

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I haven't bought a FF game since VIII. I'm still trying to shake that one off.

    I've heard X is good, and XII is good.... but I just can't get myself to try either of them.

    Buy IX. Skip X. Get XII.

    IX = Most underrated FF ever. It fucking rules. One of the best, and so, so close to FF6.

    As long as it's nothing like VIII. I can't believe I made myself finish that game.

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    s3rial ones3rial one Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    IX = Most underrated FF ever.
    Aside from the Godawful ending, I'm entirely in agreement with you. I don't think FFIX was the best, but it's certainly the most underrated, and a damned solid game.

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    APZonerunnerAPZonerunner Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    s3rial one wrote: »
    IX = Most underrated FF ever.
    Aside from the Godawful ending, I'm entirely in agreement with you. I don't think FFIX was the best, but it's certainly the most underrated, and a damned solid game.
    I think if you just take the ending itself, the entire game is fantastic. The ending is loong and awesome, which is what you'd expect from an FF game.

    If you take the last battle with Kuja, also awesome. Necron kinda ruins the whole thing, but if you ignore that middle bit even the ending is awesome. I mean, wow; a 3D FF with closure and a happy, fairytale ending. I really liked that.

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    HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    s3rial one wrote: »
    IX = Most underrated FF ever.
    Aside from the Godawful ending, I'm entirely in agreement with you. I don't think FFIX was the best, but it's certainly the most underrated, and a damned solid game.
    I think if you just take the ending itself, the entire game is fantastic. The ending is loong and awesome, which is what you'd expect from an FF game.

    If you take the last battle with Kuja, also awesome. Necron kinda ruins the whole thing, but if you ignore that middle bit even the ending is awesome. I mean, wow; a 3D FF with closure and a happy, fairytale ending. I really liked that.

    IX has always, and probably always will be (I haven't played XII yet so I dunno) my favourite FF. :/

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    soapofdurdensoapofdurden Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    XII won't replace it. Poor, poor XII...

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    PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Square's basicly discovered they can put Final Fantasy on any sort of crazy idea they have and there's a good chance it'll sell better then otherwise.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Square's basicly discovered they can put Final Fantasy on any sort of crazy idea they have and there's a good chance it'll sell better then otherwise.

    Then why haven't they made a Final Fantasy hentai game? I'm sure it would sell millions.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    s3rial one wrote: »
    IX = Most underrated FF ever.
    Aside from the Godawful ending, I'm entirely in agreement with you. I don't think FFIX was the best, but it's certainly the most underrated, and a damned solid game.
    I think if you just take the ending itself, the entire game is fantastic. The ending is loong and awesome, which is what you'd expect from an FF game.

    If you take the last battle with Kuja, also awesome. Necron kinda ruins the whole thing, but if you ignore that middle bit even the ending is awesome. I mean, wow; a 3D FF with closure and a happy, fairytale ending. I really liked that.

    IX has always, and probably always will be (I haven't played XII yet so I dunno) my favourite FF. :/

    IX was just sooo awesome. It saddens me to know that I will probably never play it again. I actually remember being depressed after parts of the game for several days, namely Vivi's and Freya's storyline. :(

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