Kitase: Run For The Hills, FFXV Might Be An Action RPG
Well, of course.
According to what Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase told Edge, the next main installment in the epic, long-running franchise could be an action RPG.
Kitase said that action RPG's are "becoming a trend" and "one you ignore at your peril." He added that the nature of Final Fantasy is to present something new with each entry (which I agree with, as each new iteration has been distinctly different), but the global market sees gamers moving away from turn-based systems. FFXIII featured a modernized turn-based approach, if you're wondering.
Therefore, there's every chance that Final Fantasy XV will be labeled an "action RPG."
"Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2‘s battle systems have those elements of speed and action that are the key words for us, though that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to stick to the same route in our next game."
I suppose I could say that gamers weren't moving away from anything, and that instead, they were forced away from turn-based because developers stopped freakin' making the mechanic, but I think Square Enix stopped listening a long time ago. Yeah, we "moved away" because we didn't have a choice, so you ignore this forced trend "at your own peril."
11/16/2011 9:54:50 AM Ben Dutka