A Quick Thought on Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XIII was probably one of the biggest messes I’ve seen in a long time and was essentially working proof of how disconnected Japanese game developers are from the needs of mainstream gaming.
Now in early 2012 we have the sequel - Final Fantasy XIII-2 coming out. I want to be positive about this, maybe Square Enix is trying to go back and fix some of the mistakes they made the first time around. Maybe they are trying to find a way to better connect with mainstream gamers.
However after seeing their proposed monthly DLC schedule I feel certain they are missing the point once again. DLC isn’t a way to connect with mainstream gamers. If the original game is atrocious we’re not going to sit back and say I want $9.99 more of that! Especially not on a monthly basis. You’re missing the point Square Enix, earn our trust again by making an amazing game, then worry about DLC later. I feel this is one of those “cart before the horse” type situations.
I hate to judge the game before it even hits store shelves, but I have a nagging feeling this is going to be another train wreck. No amount of DLC will save you Square Enix.