Which Franchise Will Win The New-Look Contest: MGS or FF?
Both franchises are undergoing significant, if not radical, transitions. The question is, which one will survive the shift with its legacy intact?
One could argue that Final Fantasy's legacy has already taken a beating, while Metal Gear Solid remains a revered and respected IP. On the other hand, let's not forget that a lot of hardcore stealth aficionados aren't the biggest fans of the new-look entry, The Phantom Pain.
Still, it seems like MGS's new open-world approach isn't receiving a fraction of the flak FF's approach is, possibly because FFXV is an even bigger departure from the franchise norm. When the dust settles, after FFXV and MGSV are on store shelves, what will we be saying? Will we be saying that FFXV has miraculously pulled that series back from the brink, and MGSV simply isn't as good as the previous entries? Or will it be simple; i.e., "MGS is still great; FF continues to slide"?
What do you think? People should be able to offer more educated opinions now that we have both the FFXV demo and Ground Zeroes available to us.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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