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Wonder if Square enix goes out of business/shrink considerably, would Activision cut ties with them and move the COD servers somewhere else from japan?

Hopefully this will happen smile.gif

Why. Why would you want SE to fail? Geezus.

Apparently for better CoD server pings.

All the servers are really in Japan? I find that hard to believe. usually they at least localize to the same continent and CoD has enough sales they should be able to afford servers all over the place. I've never even played a CoD game since CoD2 though...so I don't know first hand.
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Apparently for better CoD server pings.

All the servers are really in Japan? I find that hard to believe. usually they at least localize to the same continent and CoD has enough sales they should be able to afford servers all over the place. I've never even played a CoD game since CoD2 though...so I don't know first hand.

Wants to have SE die so better pings can be had in CoD.

Mother of God.
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Sony is selling 8.25% of their stake in Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest; they are not severing all ties..... people don't read the article.

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Countless Squaresoft games from the 90's deserved sequels. Judging by the way classic games have been "re-invented" lately, I think I'm glad they waited. They may not have had the best influence for staying true to their roots.

I had a hard time finding a Squre game on the PS1 that I couldn't enjoy. That's for true. They really went overboard with the new ideas and concepts these days. Refining some of their greatest work would be the best direction, if you ask me.

This is spot on.
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About time. They have been producing crap for years. They just need to go back to making JRPGs or re-making the ones that fans have been screaming for forever (Chrono Trigger, FF7, Vagrant Story (Just me screaming for that one))

Not everything was crap. KH and KHII were fantastic games, Way better than FF XII or XIII. To me X was the last good final fantasy besides crisis core.
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All i ever wanted was the classic snes and ps1 remakes, how hard was that!... but they didn't listen. this is what happens to companies when they don't listen to their core market.
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Some of you may not know this but electronics and video game industry is not even main source of income for them. Their core business is financial services and life insurances.

Yup. Insurance is #1 for them ($9 billion in 10 years). Movies and Music is #2 ($7 billion in 10 years). Their electronics division has LOST $8.5 billion over 10 years.
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I hope this decision wasn't made after viewing not a yet a released FF15 footage. Because FF15 looks awesome and remains my sole hope for the franchise.
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Not everything was crap. KH and KHII were fantastic games, Way better than FF XII or XIII. To me X was the last good final fantasy besides crisis core.

FF12 had the best combat system of the franchise. 13 and its disgusting spin off children were crap though.
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FF12 had the best combat system of the franchise. 13 and its disgusting spin off children were crap though.

The XII combat wsa terrible in my mind. You could create gambits that played the game for you. My personal preference is complete turn based, but its my preference so I won't push that on anyone. In all honesty though it was no the combat that drove me away from XII but the story and characters, I though they were terrible. I have not seen much footage of XV but if its follows the KH gameplay with a final fantasy story it should be pretty cool.
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Agreed on XII's combat. I didn't love XIII, but I had to actually press buttons in combat. XII literally played itself 90% of the time.
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