Square Enix Worried FFXV's Length Might Be "Too Much"
Wait...they're worried it'll be too long?
In a recent Kotaku interview, Square Enix boss Hajime Tabata said they were trying to keep Final Fantasy XV under 40 hours in terms of completion length.
But it's getting "harder and harder" to make that happen as they add more content. Right now, he says the team is trying to "work around" the problem because such a length might be "too much for players." I'm sorry, but what the hell is this guy talking about? Since when are Final Fantasy developers worried that the game will be too long? Since when is any developer of a role-playing game concerned that a lengthy adventure will turn off the RPG fans who...uh...you know, want lengthy adventures, usually?
All this really does is prove once again what Square Enix is trying to do, and why FFXV isn't an RPG. It's a mainstream action game with RPG elements that targets Western consumers who really aren't hardcore role-players. Hardcore RPGers have yet to understand a syllable Square Enix has uttered in regards to this game.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV
1/20/2015 11:48:32 AM Ben Dutka