PSXE Poll Update: Square-Enix Is Down, But Not Out
Well, there's good news and bad news: the bad news is that approximately 40% of you believe that Square-Enix has fallen a long ways from their former state of glory, and may or may not claw their way back.
The good news is, of course, the other side of the poll results: 60% believe that Square-Enix is either still the reigning RPG king, or if they've been knocked off the pinnacle, the new Final Fantasy games will allow them to re-assume their lofty position. The majority of those polled no longer see the veteran RPG publisher as operating at the top of their game (pun intended), but if we remain patient, the likes of Final Fantasy XIII will heal most accumulated wounds. These are interesting results, surely, because it usually seems as if the naysayers are the more vocal group on the Internet; perhaps all you who still view S-E in a positive light should speak up more often! For our part, we agree with the majority of the poll-takers, and if FFXIII doesn't rock our socks, we'll eat 'em. It's just too bad that their IPs lack the quality of the FF franchise; in the PlayStation generation, Squaresoft could almost do no wrong. Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross, Parasite Eve, Legend of Mana, Front Mission 3, etc. It was just amazing.
For the next poll, we take a look at the summer and ask which of the many scheduled titles is tops on your "most anticipated list." Is it inFamous? Red Faction: Guerilla? Madden NFL 10? Batman: Arkham Asylum? It may be a definite challenge to pick just one, but easy polls are boring. If you had to pick, which of these promising titles would you select this summer?
5/3/2009 Ben Dutka