There have been series of concerns about the production capacity of top quality games Square Enix should be providing in the market. AAA games’ sales such as Tome Raider failed to meet internal expectation. The company also hit a new low point with its mascot game’s fiasco, Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.
In 2016, Square Enix has started to regaining the fans’ trust via announcing many sequels of their famous series. We can expect to play Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts II.8 and III, Nier: Automata, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XII Remaster and Dragon Quest XI in 2016 and 2017. In this article we shall be discussing about other old J-RPG titles’ sequels Square Enix should be making in order to boost its production and get back its glory days.
Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross Sequel
Chrono Trigger is Square Enix’s precious IP. It was a great game and its sequel Chrono Cross is even a better game. We all hope for a new sequel which will be in glory HD for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This will help the company get back lots of fans. If Square Enix really wants to break sales’ million mark and become one of the leading games company, then they shouldn’t waste one of the greatest RPGs game like Chrono Trigger/Cross.
A new Final Fantasy Tactics
Till this day there has never been a good turn-based strategy like Final Fantasy Tactics. The game’s depth is what make it one game Square Enix should be making, and it is perhaps one of the games that fans actually liked. The game was remade for mobile but the experience is never there. This game can make Square Enix earn a lot and sell more copies to the market. Turn-based strategy games are rare to find on the console market these days. This make any good games instant big hits.
HD remake/sequel of Actraiser
Actraiser, developed by Quintet and published by Enix (Now Square Enix) was released in 1990 on SNES console. It has a really creative idea which combines traditional side-scrolling platforming and city sim. The SNES console has limited in power so game’s combat and city planning gameplay couldn’t be explored in depth. If these features are to be remade in a powerful console, everyone will let out scream of joy.
A sequel to the Quintet Trilogy
Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma are called Quintet Trilogy, which were developed by Quintet after Actraiser was completed. That’s why you can see many similarities between Actraiser and the trilogy. There were among the top action RPG games of the SNES era. Having a current generation game like them is awesome and will be able to fulfill gamer’s thirst for genre diversity.
A new Tactic Ogre game
Tactic Ogre is similar to Final Fantasy Tactics in both gameplay mechanic and graphic. Tactic Ogre also has a remastered version for PSP and it is a great game. Square Enix should develop a new Ogre Battle for console. More on-screen enemies and better skill effect is my wish if a new Ogre Battle is developed for modern game consoles. This and Final Fantasy Tactics will sell a lot with its great plot and unique game mechanic.