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x_revenge Dec 5, 07
That's all fine but Star Ocean 4 is still scheduled to be released for ps3...
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bruceleethree Dec 5, 07
I hate turn based games, therefore I hate Square Enix.

Oh and their art direction isn't my type.
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kik36 Dec 5, 07
Obviously you didn't play FFXII, or the Kingdom Hearts series.......They're not turn based.

I think that he makes a great point about the PS3 though. However, SE could easily exploit the PS3 into a multimedia machine for their company. Whether they like it or not FF and DQ do make up over half of their profits, so they would do well to cater to the fans of those series.

Still I truly hope they can make some very radical games in the future that are nothing like the FF and DQ games already out there that stand out on their own.
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x_revenge Dec 5, 07
SE has made other games that are good except
FF and DQ.I hate every FF released after X (excluding only the movie and DoC) and I don't like DQ altogether.Meaning the only thing that has me still going for them is SO and VP.SO ends if 4 is released only for the PS3 and VP 3 probably won't come out so their
only hope is to rollback to FFX's gameplay for their FFXIII unless that too is released only for the PS3... That would mean bye-bye SE, there's a lot of other great RPGs like Grandia or Shin Megami Tensei or Atelier Iris without a Square or Enix word in their developers' name.
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Bill Gates03 Dec 5, 07
Do you guys agree what he defines the 360, Wii, and PS3 as?
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Cecil DK Knight Dec 5, 07
I agree with Wada's perception of the PS3, my biggest argument with the PS3 console is that it isn't defined as anything. Sony's trying to do too many things with it, and the majority of people have PCs for their multi-purpose hardware. If I were to buy a PS3, it would be for gaming, not all the bells and whistles. As for the Wii, I don't agree that it's just a 'toy' I bought a Wii for games like MP3, SSBB, SMG, TP, SPM, and RE. Those are just a handful of games that wouldn't be acceptable on a 'toy' console.
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x_revenge Dec 5, 07
I agree with what he says about PS3...I mean c'mon!Why the heck would I want a *gaming console* to have so many things? I'll never use a blu-ray anyway andI have a PC that can do anything it does so why get it?It's just craving for attention and I don't like that so forget the PS3,who can give 600 hard earned euros/dollars for a machine that copies everything and is terribly overpriced?
About the WII...I don't think of it as a toy at all.Everyone who says that is just jealous or hasn't tried it.I'll get one myself in some time.About the 360 I really don't know what to say...that too is made to resemble a computer and connects to one too but that's M$ for you...the main idea is that its a gaming console...not some kind of all-use gadget...that's why I prefer it to the PS3
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 5, 07
I agree with Wada, honestly, on all 3 consoles. Most of your comments say you do not agree with his perception of the Wii.

I'm not sure exactly why Wada says the Wii is a toy, but looking at Nintendo's marketing strategy, I can understand where he is coming from.

I think the Wii is a GREAT piece of hardware, first of all. I enjoy playing around with it, and it has good games, though I do not own one personally because I personally don't have enough interest in its game collection to make the $250 worthwhile.

When you look at Wii ads, who do you think they are trying to target? Certainly NOT gamers. Gamers who have a Wii or get one generally already know what they want and how to find new games. Yet Nintendo is expanding their market beyond just seasoned gamers... to young children, family, people who, honestly, would SWOON the basic WiiSport package... and probably WON'T be purchasing Metroid or No More Heroes.

Sure, FF and other RPG's still get released on Nintendo machines, but as many industry big wigs have already said, the Wii has such a broad appeal it's difficult for them to pinpoint a specific group to cater toward (or exploit) when producing a game.

Just my take on things.
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jedi master gabby Dec 5, 07
Yeah, Nintendo's marketing for the Wii, is pretty bad. They are showing it as a childrens toy instead of a gameing machine.
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bruceleethree Dec 5, 07
Right now XBOX360 is the only serious gaming machine, with the catalog of 2008 and including some of 2007 360 is the best in terms of game selection.

PS3 makes up 74% of all blu-ray player purchases. This obviously tells us the PS3 is more a high-def entertainment system than gaming console.

The CELL processor is still in infancy, the dual-shock controller isn't here yet and the games aren't as enticing as the PC catalog.

Peace.
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Guest Dec 6, 07
I personally agree with Wada's perseption of all three consoles. I bought the 360 to sell at christmas 05' and ended up keeping the damn thing. My Wii is played only by my mother when she is in town and my PS3... well they almost had me. that is, until I did some internet research. Most of the games that I like are on the 360 or are coming to the 360 and the only games that havn't been announced for the 360 are FFXIII and MGS4(Probably will get ported within a year after release. just my assumption based off of what Konami's president said in an interview awhile ago) and it would look like SquEnix may just as well renig on the PS3 exclusivity for FFXIII, or not. doesn't really matter. I've had more fun playing Mass Effect than I have ever had playing FFanything(with exceptions of FFIII/VI for the SNES) and I don't particularly care for DQ, though I did have a lot of fun with DQVIII on the PS2. EH, just my opinion though.
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Keefah Dec 6, 07
I like this and totally agree, 360 should it keep it up and Wii should really bring out more games gamers would like. TBH the wii to me is a minigames machine!
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Dragoon_X Jan 2, 08
I agree with the PS3 comment. Right now, all it is is simply a expensive blu-ray player.

However, the other 2 I think have been switched. Given, the Wii isn't aimed at 'hardcore' gamers, but it is moreso than the 360. Everyone I know that has a 360 play it just every now and then. It's more of a toy to them than he says a Wii is. Mystic Aurora hit the nail on the head. 360 is for the casual players that are content to have it all the same. Also, it really isnt Wii's fault. Given, it had a bad start due to bad developers, but now they are begining to get it right.
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Dragoon_X Jan 2, 08
I agree with the PS3 comment. Right now, all it is is simply a expensive blu-ray player.

However, the other 2 I think have been switched. Given, the Wii isn't aimed at 'hardcore' gamers, but it is moreso than the 360. Everyone I know that has a 360 play it just every now and then. It's more of a toy to them than he says a Wii is. Mystic Aurora hit the nail on the head. 360 is for the casual players that are content to have it all the same. Also, it really isnt Wii's fault. Given, it had a bad start due to bad developers, but now they are begining to get it right.

But Wada got the Square sucess correct. FF is good and all, but the things like the amazing Star Ocean and Radiata Stories (I dont care what you say, that was a good game with a great idea behind the split story).
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