If There's One Franchise You Believe You Could Fix, Which Is It?
No, you're not a developer. But you're convinced you could fix a franchise that has taken a southward turn.
Maybe it's your favorite series of all time, and you're just appalled at the direction it has taken over the past generation. Maybe you can't stand to see what's happening to Resident Evil, or maybe you're beating your head against a wall for what BioWare has done with Mass Effect.
Me, I figure everyone knows I'm bitter about what Square Enix did to my beloved Final Fantasy franchise. And "bitter" is putting it lightly. Not only am I convinced I could resurrect this once-great franchise from the proverbial ashes, I'm also relatively certain it wouldn't take that much effort. It would simply highlight what the fans have been screaming about for years, which would be fused with the unfortunate necessities brought on by the march of time. Square Enix hasn't yet figured out how to adapt, and they certainly haven't listened to the fans.
It would have to encompass more than just returning to the franchise's roots. I would understand that going in. But I can absolutely guarantee that at the very least, I'd have the pulse of Final Fantasy nation, which Square Enix hasn't bothered to check in years. So what's the one company you believe you could help? What's the one instance where you'd be a kick-ass consultant for a development team?
4/16/2013 11:15:44 PM Ben Dutka