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PS3 and 360 to complex says square enix

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Wii_BrEnDo2007, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    Check out this article:
    Square Enix CEO: 360, PS3 too complex
    Talking up the DS and Wii, Yoichi Wada believes that the two next-gen consoles are 'over-engineered' and 'mismatched' to gamers' needs.
    By Emma Boyes, GameSpot UK
    Posted Jun 12, 2007 4:35 pm GMT
    Square Enix dropped the bombshell in December that the latest in its Dragon Quest role-playing game series, Dragon Quest IX: Guard of the Starry Night (working title), would be coming exclusively to the DS. As the last installments of the game--which is very, very big in Japan--were on Sony's PlayStation 2 and original PlayStation, the news was a head-scratcher for many.

    Square Enix's president and CEO, Yoichi Wada, has now explained the decision, which he says was made so that the "widest array of people" could play the latest installment in the RPG series, reports the Financial Times. He believes bringing the series to the DS means the game could find fans outside of its current audience.

    Wada appears not to be a fan of complex next-gen consoles like the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, which he calls "over-engineered." He told the newspaper, "There are too many specs--and you also need a high-definition TV, a broadband connection, and a deep knowledge of gaming--these consoles are mismatched to today's environment. In a year or two years, they will fare better."

    The Square Enix executive believes that the ground has shifted in the gaming industry. "[Whereas] in the old days,we could just focus on the PlayStation or the Game Boy," he said, "the environment has changed completely." A new breed of gamer has also emerged on the back of the release of Nintendo's marketing push to embrace nontraditional gamers--including women and older people--and this means, Wada says, "we have to make games for all kinds of people."


    looks like they are walking in the right direction with a ds exclusive
     
  2. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    nobody cares cause i made the thread right?
     
  3. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    I care! This is some of the best news for Japanese Nintendo owners for ages, and gives a glimmer of hope for the rest of the world. The only note of caution that I would offer is that games that appear in Japan often don't make it to the UK (where I am).
     
  4. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    True, though it only says it of today:
    Just thought I would point that out before some others get in...

    Heck, maybe in a year or so, I'll consider getting a 360. (Though I doubt I will have it online).
     
  5. Diomedes

    Diomedes WiiChat Member

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    this is is great news, if only they would move the entire FF series back to where they started, Nintendo's platforms
     
  6. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    i will be sticking to my wii and of course the best selling games console at the moment ds
     
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    Diomedes WiiChat Member

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    Thanks for letting us know that
     
  8. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    hey no problem dude
     
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    Yeah dude, great find. I'm not familiar with the dragon quest series. But this does give me hope that Final Fantasy will come back to Nintendo.
     
  10. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    yeah hopefully it will it is great news and thanks for regonizing it
     
  11. guitarguy9

    guitarguy9 WiiChat Member

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    Square Enix is right on. Nintendo is winning because they appeal to a broader market. My mom was the one in my family most excited about the wii, and i know plenty of girls who want one. Meanwhile, the PS3 and 360 appeal to... gamers, gamers, and more gamers. Ya, thats a pretty large target market, but i'd say the rest of the world is a bit bigger.
     
  12. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Well, to be fair, not every gamer. I consider myself fairly hardcore. However, the label in the west of the hardcore gamer seems to revolve around mature games and FPS. I don't limit myself to those, which is part of the reason I've got a Wii - although I'm looking forward to most of the mature games. I'm even looking forward to MK Armageddon on Friday.

    However, the PS3 and 360 doesn't have what interests me atm. May get a 360 next year, but only once there's some games that I'm really interested in coming out.
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Thats a nice find. I have always been a DQ fan, so I am pleased that it will be on the DS. I may also consider getting a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in two years though.
     
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    I'm a little like that too, I've become more interested in mature games such as shooters. I never liked the Resident Evil games and never played one but now I have an interest and planning to get RE4 when it's released.
     
  15. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    Yeah, the guys at square love the Wii. They have been playing their office Wii constantly apparently.

    They've stated in interviews that future Final Fantasy games (13 and on) will NOT be PS3 exclusive, but available on the 360, and Wii if they can adapt them. Also, they intend to make a number of Wii and DS exclusive Final Fantasy games, both the crystal chronicles series and tie in games like FFXII: Revenant Wings.
     
  16. Wii_BrEnDo2007

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    yeah it is briallint news aint it
     
  17. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    Ya finally a thread i can enjoy from you brendO :wink:

    just dont keep bumping it with random comments like you do all you other threads.

    hopefully square can remake 7 and bring it to ds, screwing psp over in the process
     
  18. guitarguy9

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    Haha ya, sorry, i shoulda been a bit more specific. Some serious gamers are Wii fans, but its not necessarily all Nintendo is aiming for, whereas the 360 and PS3 aim for those markets and thats about it. Wii fans are a bit of a grab bag, so naturally some "serious gamers" are gonna make their way over to the Wii.

    Especially FPS fans. I think the Wiimote is just gonna make that series so much more fun. I've never been an FPS fan really (too fake when using a remote), but i cant wait for RE4 (which i've yet to play) and Metroid Prime 3.
     
  19. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    7, 8 or 10. Or all. Although the trailer for Crystal Bearers does look pretty good...

    Certainly good to share in the square of love...

    Fair enough. Though I do feel that developers have just been testing the water mostly. I think they've got a positive response, and hope that the Wii will have a fair share of "hardcore" games. I've been very picky in teh past when it comes to FPS. Goldeneye, classic. Perfect Dark, Amazing. Apart from that, I think only Turok 2 is the only other FPS that I've actually really liked (and that's more to do with the cerebral bore). As for the Resident Evil series, I've been a fan since the second game (the first one didn't have the same quality in my opinion).

    I think you're right about the 360 and PS3, although I feel more people are begining to realise that those consoles aren't neccessary to have a good time. Heck, it seems to be a drawback at times: The three most popular console on the market today have worse graphics than their rivals: DS, Wii and PS2.

    Anyway, back on topic. I think Squareenix are doing a good job, and at least with the wiimote and DS touch screen, chances of getting literally a port will hopefully be very small. *crosses fingers*

    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. 4 is the one that started raking in new fans. Now that it's coming out for the wii, I think Umbrella Chronicles may be more of a hitter than Resident Evil 5!
     
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    blankconnection Playing is Believing

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    I cant remember but I think I played Dragoon Quest on playstation 1 before, I remember some Dragon rpg game on ps1. other then that I'm not familiar with it either.
     

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