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Why do you guys think square Enid became

12-04-2010, 05:03 PM
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Why do you guys think square Enid became

Such a postbox company all the time remaking or porting realllllllly old games to new systems or new portables like the ds, advices, and ESP the psp with almost its entire psp fayalite being ports or remakes? I mean why is it such a respectful company became like this? You don't see heretics porting morrowind to us or a psp do you? Or blizzard porting something that would work real well on the advices like doable 2 do you? So why is square Enid always doing it? Imagine if every company was like that and instead of concentrating on new games they would heavily support underpowered portables every generation more so than new systems. Its like the totally opposite business strategy than activation but I think it actually makes more sense because it takes less effort to port games and costs less making for the advices or the ds than for the 360 or ps3. Oh and I forgot to mention they are also huge and spend a lot of their resources on the Japanese phone market.

(someone correct the title please as my ipad automatically changes Enix to Enid).

Last edited by Stirolak26; 12-04-2010 at 05:07 PM.
12-04-2010, 05:13 PM
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The issue is money and Square-Enix not believing that they can make enough money from off the AppStore to make it worth it for them to truly invest in the iOS market. They believe simply that their resources are better spent elsewhere. It's as simple as that. The indie scene has, for better or worse, crippled the iDevice's ability to compete with other gaming platforms when it comes to gaining the full attention of major multi-platform console devs.

12-04-2010, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dumaz1000 View Post
The issue is money and Square-Enix not believing that they can make enough money from off the AppStore to make it worth it for them to truly invest in the iOS market. They believe simply that their resources are better spent elsewhere. It's as simple as that. The indie scene has, for better or worse, crippled the iDevice's ability to compete with other gaming platforms when it comes to gaining the full attention of major multi-platform console devs.
But they did the same thing to the psp as well outside of like two games ( kingdom hearts and crisis core comes to mind as I don't like fighting games or fissures) and even their psp games weren't totally original but based off other franchises or sequels. Imagine how much better a 3d ff or dq remake would have been on the psp over the ds, and the ds had many while all the psp remakes like star ocean or dragonq jest almost had the same old 2d graphics.
12-04-2010, 05:17 PM
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And why did they make so many ds and japanese phone games instead of like activation does with call of duty concentrate all their resources on making. Huge selling final fantasy every year?
12-04-2010, 05:26 PM
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Yes, they do release plenty of ports of their older games. But they actually have released a lot of interesting, original games, and often experimental, onto the iDevice, which you and most people have probably been ignoring because they haven't pandered directly to what you expect from Square Enix. And I respect them for that as a company.

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12-04-2010, 06:12 PM
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why do you think guys with poor grammar and zero writing skills became get iPads what

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12-04-2010, 06:23 PM
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Who's square Enid?
12-04-2010, 07:47 PM
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I want to know why heretics are making elder scrolls.

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12-04-2010, 08:05 PM
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I feel like I'm in sentence fragment hell.
12-04-2010, 08:11 PM
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