Something About This GDC Slide Isn’t Quite Right…

By Spencer . March 14, 2010 . 12:56am


This photo was taken from Motomu Toriyama’s panel entitled “The Crystal Mythos and Final Fantasy XIII.” Don’t think too hard about it.

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  • malek86

    Good to see Squenix doesn’t know anything about games from their own subsidiaries.

  • Yep…I don’t get it.

    • There are no WRPGs in the above picture. That’s all there is to get.

      • BK0000

        There are no JRPGs in it either.

        • OK buddy.

          • BK0000

            Final Fantasy XIII isn’t a real RPG. It’s an action game that wants to be a RPG.

          • Aoshi00

            That is quite true, I mean didn’t Toriyama or some other guy say they were aiming for a non-stop narrative like FPS, moving the story along..

      • BK0000

        There are no JRPGs in the picture either.

  • pacanug

    Ah yes, Hitman & Tomb Raider; clearly two WRPG powerhouses!

  • SlashZaku

    So Square-Enix bought up Eidos thinking they’ve been making Western RPGs all these years in Tomb Raider and Hitman? Hmmm…

    I’m kind of sick of Square-Enix’s ‘Western’ fixation and I hope this slide isn’t a hint of them making changes to most of their IPs to ‘cater’ to the ‘Western’ crowd. Just make games as you’ve been doing and go in with the idea of making a ‘good’ game, not trying to make a game tailored to the Western/International market.

    • malek86

      “So Square-Enix bought up Eidos thinking they’ve been making Western RPGs all these years in Tomb Raider and Hitman? Hmmm…”

      That actually sounds plausible. I mean, judging from their recent screw-ups, Squenix obviously doesn’t have a clue of how the western market perceives games. If this keeps up, they’ll never be successful here, and in the process they’ll ruin Eidos too. Mh, not that there was much left to ruin, but you know what I mean.

  • Magic Carpet

    Maybe they have mistaken the word “RPG” for “game” as in Western Games vs. JGames? Any chance? People?

    Back to leveling up Lara Croft now.

    • SlashZaku

      Hardly. This is SE being…SE. This is what they do nowadays.

  • was that siliconera watermark on the slide as well? well played Spencer, well played.

    • Chow

      I was gonna ask that too. lol

  • Hraesvelgr

    So, did he start rambling on about how WRPG storylines suck compared to JRPG storylines again?

  • Aoshi00

    lol, I only recognized Lara Croft and didn’t see the chrome dome, thought it was a shot of Midgar..

  • thaKingRocka

    that explains a lot.

  • Slide aside, what was said at that point during the presentation?

  • Guest

    I must laugh, or else I will cry.

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