Square Enix will charge $29 for Final Fantasy Dimensions [iOS/And

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  1. pokefloote
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    Final Fantasy Dimensions is delivered as episodic content. The prologue will be free for everyone to enjoy. You can purchase the first chapter for $2.99, chapters 2-4 for $9.99, or the entire collection of chapters for $28.99.

    :arrow: Kotaku
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    Screenshot from "Final Fantasy Dimensions"

    Final Fantasy games are usually worth paying $30 for, right? Thirty dollars is cheaper than the average, new, retail game for a videogame console/handheld system. What about a mobile Final Fantasy built from the ground up for the iOS and Android platforms? Well... Maybe not this time Square-Enix.

    In my opinion, this is way too high a price for what is offered. As some other news sources have said, "this looks like something that came out of RPG Maker". Not that all RPG Maker games are bad or anything, but... Those games are also free. At first glance you can see some reused sprites straight from Final Fantasy IV. Graphics don't make or break a good game of course, but there seems to be some lame translations as well. I don't believe SE gave it their all on this game, and are just looking for some quick cash.​

    The game will be made available August 31st, 2012 for iOS devices and Android.​
     


  2. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    I'll definitely be "trying" it out but you best believe I'll be not wasting any money on it if it's shit.
    Why we get this crap when we could have a team working on a WiiU True sequel to Crystal Chronicles I'll never understand.
    I mean don't you like money SE?
     
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  3. ShadowSoldier

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    This sounds like Square is just running off of their company name to make money now.
     
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  4. AshuraZro

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    Welp, everyone can get over The World Ends With You news and move onto this now!
     
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  5. Celice

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    Remember that this, like the After Years, were originally a cell-phone game. The shoddy graphics were most likely a prime choice then; but after being ported to more gaming-oriented platforms, the game got that washy RPG-maker feel over it.

    I was kinda interested in it, until I saw the really bland menu options and sort of blank presentation. I really don't know what the game is trying to be... other than a cheap RPG. At least the After Years sold itself as an FFIV sequel. This, from what I heard, is just supposed to be a "retro" throwback, which, Square already did, on the DS, with their two remakes and Four Warriors of Light.
     
  6. shengtian

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    Oh,why is it?
     
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  7. ZAFDeltaForce

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    The apple has certainly fallen far from its tree.
     
  8. Crimsonclaw111

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    I've bought some premium games from Cave, but even with as much amazing fun they pack into their apps, the price is under $10 for most. $30 is damn ridiculous though. I thought we were supposed to save money due to lack of printed manuals, boxes, crap like that.
     
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  9. Riyaz

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    lol $30 trolololol se is the best troll on the planet
     
  10. emigre

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    Square in releasing shit shocker?

    I AM SO SURPRISED!
     
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  11. Law

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    ahahahahahahahaha

    It looks like it was outsourced to a group of teenagers with RPG Maker.

    edit: after looking at the screenshot again, I'm betting that this is EXACTLY what they did.
     
  12. dgwillia

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    Its actually a pretty smart move on Square's part. They know part of their fanbase is so braindead they'll buy anything with "Square Enix" on the cover and with "Final Fantasy" in the title.

    Maybe the lack of work/funding for this game will be helping something awesome in the future.
     
  13. shlong

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    Say hello to the new most pirated app ever :D
     
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  14. raulpica

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    With that you're implying that the game is WORTH pirating.

    I'm ready to bet it's not :P
     
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    . nuff said.
     
  16. GameWinner

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    The full game in Japan is around $56.
    What the...?
     
  17. Just Another Gamer

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    Yea got to agree with you there, this doesn't even look that good either but the gameplay might be good and I do emphasize might.
     
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  18. Ace Overclocked

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    This better be as good as the after years, it had a similiar episode system but still...
     
  19. Gahars

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    The prologue is free, and the first episode is only about $4. Try that and then decide whether or not to dump the game; that isn't exactly a huge commitment.
     
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  20. Guild McCommunist

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    This. It's a pretty good way of getting people interested in the game. If you don't like it, don't invest more money into it. Otherwise, if you feel it's worth it, a $30 investment isn't bad.
     
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