Fan Demand Could Produce Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Pack

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Fan Demand Could Produce Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Pack

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Square Enix isn't averse to collecting all three FFXIII games if fans really want it.

Once the action-oriented Lightning Returns is finished, Final Fantasy XIII will exist as a bona fide trilogy (we hear those are all the rage these days). The bad news is that by time all is said and done, the three FFXIII installments will be separated by four years or so. In terms of tracking down videogames, that can be a long time. Enter the "trilogy pack," which collects all three games for a reduced price. Will FFXIII get one? According to Square Enix, the answer is a resounding "maybe," if fans really, really want it.

First things first: If Final Fantasy XIII does get the trilogy treatment, it won't be until well after the release of its final installment. "We are currently devoting all of our efforts to Lightning Returns," says Motomu Toriyama, the game's director. "Although we would certainly like to give it some consideration - if there were a big enough demand from the fans." Toriyama did not specify exactly how Square Enix would catalog fan demand, although the standard channels would probably apply: online forums, e-mail, petitions, social media, carrier pigeon, or however else folks choose to get in touch with game developers.

The first obvious question here is, "Who needs a Final Fantasy XIII trilogy pack?" The drop-off of people who bought the first game to the second was steep, and many hardcore series fans are inclined to buy each game at the time of release. Of course, if Toriyama really wants to gauge fan interest in such a project, he might just let a hint drop into the games journalism sphere and watch the reaction. Just saying.

Source: VG247

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I think they'd prefer to have Final Fantasy Versus.

Fans would already have the first two games. Why would they ask for an opportunity to buy them again?

Keith K:
Fans would already have the first two games. Why would they ask for an opportunity to buy them again?

It's for the people that never played the other FFs before and don't have a last gen console/PC good enough to emulate last gen consoles.

I wouldn't mind getting it if it had extra stuff in it like an artbook or OST.

They'll probably release the trilogy pack only in Japan though, they're obssessed with Lightning.

Side note: They really should make a plushie of Mog from 13-2. I would be on that shit in an instant.

I honestly just wish they'd let FF13 die and start anew... Square Enix is too stubborn.

Seriously, when it takes 3 attempts to make a game good, it's a sign that you should just give up.

The stupidest thing to do is to risk your entire company on trying to make a good MMO.

FFP2:
It's for the people [that] and don't have a last gen console/PC good enough to emulate last gen consoles.

Is there a working 360/PS3 emulator? And are we already referring to them as "Last-gen"?

FFP2:

Keith K:
Fans would already have the first two games. Why would they ask for an opportunity to buy them again?

Side note: They really should make a plushie of Mog from 13-2. I would be on that shit in an instant.

Personally, I want a Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers moogle plush!

OT: I wasn't a fan of the FF13, while the mythology, music and visuals were excellent, I thought the battle system, narrative and characters (except for Sazh, he was brilliant) were rather boring. The crystarium and weapon crafting systems were terrible and characters I was supposed to care about, I didn't (like Yaag Rosch)

I loved FF13-2 to bits, I didn't think I would, I loved Serah and Noel as a duo and there was no romance between them, which was a breath of fresh air (after the shit Snow went through to get her back, I would be pissed if they were made a couple) The story was less obnoxious because it stuck to Serah and Noel and only them (with some very small exceptions) The combat was faster, I loved the monster taming, the cystarium was revamped to not suck, no more pointless weapon crafting, it improved nearly all my prior problems (although there was not enough Sazh and his DLC was only 2 casino games)

I am excited for Lightning Returns, but why have Lightning as the only playable character, she was honestly a very boring character (badass, but boring)

Somewhat related, am I the only one who was always bothered by how Lightnings hair NEVER moved from her shoulder even when falling, doing flips and fighting?

DVS BSTrD:
I think they'd prefer to have Final Fantasy Versus.

Well thank fuck for that, i was beginning to think i'd just imagined Versus, hearing someone else mention it is quite a relief. Fuck yes, i want Versus, not Lightning Returns and certainly not a trilogy release of games, two of which i own, one of which i adore and the other i really, really would rather not have bought.

I guess its easier for Squeenix to churn out more shitty sequels than working on a real game.

Even though I actually enjoyed XIII-2 and to a lesser extent XIII I highly doubt there is any demand for a trilogy pack of these, void the hate most people who want the game will have bought the game.

Square Enix: "We'll keep giving you more FF13 until you LIKE it!"

TizzytheTormentor:

OT: I wasn't a fan of the FF13, while the mythology, music and visuals were excellent, I thought the battle system, narrative and characters (except for Sazh, he was brilliant) were rather boring. The crystarium and weapon crafting systems were terrible and characters I was supposed to care about, I didn't (like Yaag Rosch)

I loved FF13-2 to bits, I didn't think I would, I loved Serah and Noel as a duo and there was no romance between them, which was a breath of fresh air (after the shit Snow went through to get her back, I would be pissed if they were made a couple) The story was less obnoxious because it stuck to Serah and Noel and only them (with some very small exceptions) The combat was faster, I loved the monster taming, the cystarium was revamped to not suck, no more pointless weapon crafting, it improved nearly all my prior problems (although there was not enough Sazh and his DLC was only 2 casino games)

I am excited for Lightning Returns, but why have Lightning as the only playable character, she was honestly a very boring character (badass, but boring)

Somewhat related, am I the only one who was always bothered by how Lightnings hair NEVER moved from her shoulder even when falling, doing flips and fighting?

Finally, someone else who sees Final Fantasy XIII-2 the same way I do. A vast improvement over the first game. As for Lightning's hair, that's the only thing that bothers you? The clothing and jewelry that all Final Fantasy characters wear has always bothered me because of that reason--especially necklaces. These people are wearing huge necklaces, or at least necklaces with long cords, and doing flips and spins and the thing never moves! I wear a very short necklace, almost a choker, and I have to tuck it inside my shirt just when I run otherwise it smacks me in the face. A necklace like Squalls? Forget doing anything other than walking.

The only possible way I would buy a trilogy would be if it came with some sweet, sweet extras. Like major extras, not just costumes or in-game stuff. I've bought the other two XIII games on release, and I plan on buying Lightning Returns on release too, so there's no reason for me to pick up a trilogy edition.

I just want them to get done with Versus so they can fully commit to Kingdom Hearts 3. Something tells me that would sell more anyways.

Sniper Team 4:

TizzytheTormentor:

OT: I wasn't a fan of the FF13, while the mythology, music and visuals were excellent, I thought the battle system, narrative and characters (except for Sazh, he was brilliant) were rather boring. The crystarium and weapon crafting systems were terrible and characters I was supposed to care about, I didn't (like Yaag Rosch)

I loved FF13-2 to bits, I didn't think I would, I loved Serah and Noel as a duo and there was no romance between them, which was a breath of fresh air (after the shit Snow went through to get her back, I would be pissed if they were made a couple) The story was less obnoxious because it stuck to Serah and Noel and only them (with some very small exceptions) The combat was faster, I loved the monster taming, the cystarium was revamped to not suck, no more pointless weapon crafting, it improved nearly all my prior problems (although there was not enough Sazh and his DLC was only 2 casino games)

I am excited for Lightning Returns, but why have Lightning as the only playable character, she was honestly a very boring character (badass, but boring)

Somewhat related, am I the only one who was always bothered by how Lightnings hair NEVER moved from her shoulder even when falling, doing flips and fighting?

Finally, someone else who sees Final Fantasy XIII-2 the same way I do. A vast improvement over the first game. As for Lightning's hair, that's the only thing that bothers you? The clothing and jewelry that all Final Fantasy characters wear has always bothered me because of that reason--especially necklaces. These people are wearing huge necklaces, or at least necklaces with long cords, and doing flips and spins and the thing never moves! I wear a very short necklace, almost a choker, and I have to tuck it inside my shirt just when I run otherwise it smacks me in the face. A necklace like Squalls? Forget doing anything other than walking.

The only possible way I would buy a trilogy would be if it came with some sweet, sweet extras. Like major extras, not just costumes or in-game stuff. I've bought the other two XIII games on release, and I plan on buying Lightning Returns on release too, so there's no reason for me to pick up a trilogy edition.

Lightnings hair stood out, mainly during cutscenes, never thought about the jewelery.

Also, for the trilogy, they could include an art book and have all DLC in the collection for 13-2 (and possibly Lightning Returns) I won't be getting the trilogy collection (if it is made) I have the first game (and regret paying full price for the limited edition) and my sis has 13-2, but after 60 hours, I am finished.

Trishbot:
Square Enix: "We'll keep giving you more FF13 until you LIKE it!"

To quote Vince Mchmahon: "You will eat shit and like it!"

I would probably buy it, if it were reasonably cheap (say, fifty bucks or less -- preferably less, since the likelihood that I buy it goes up as price goes down) and for a system that I already have, which is basically the PC right now but could be different in the future.

Basically, if it were the equivalent of the old "Greatest Hits" collection for the PSX, I'd be inclined to pick up a copy.

TizzytheTormentor:

Personally, I want a Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers moogle plush!

Pic won't load:(

Keith K:

Is there a working 360/PS3 emulator? And are we already referring to them as "Last-gen"?

I meant FF games that are on the PS2, PSX and SNES. As much as I love 13 and 13-2 there's no denying that the "Golden Age" FF games are infinitely better.

Kinda OT: Are people whining about Versus and KH3 already? Really?

I think fans would like it more if they never have to see Lightning again.

Seriously Square Enix just going to have to accept it no one likes Lightning or FFXIII that much even after 3 main games and other spin offs. Perhaps maybe it's time for FFXV or Versus XII if you've still got it locked up in the 4th level basement of HQ?

I think this article focussed on the wrong part. FFXIII has fans now?

It's probably going to come out in a year or so afterwards anyway. They'll probably toss in a mini-artbook + soundtrack, plus whatever DLCs the games had and title it the FF13 Trilogy box set or something like that.

I'd rather get a Final Fantasy that didn't suck

FFP2:

TizzytheTormentor:

Personally, I want a Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers moogle plush!

Pic won't load:(

Keith K:

Is there a working 360/PS3 emulator? And are we already referring to them as "Last-gen"?

I meant FF games that are on the PS2, PSX and SNES. As much as I love 13 and 13-2 there's no denying that the "Golden Age" FF games are infinitely better.

Kinda OT: Are people whining about Versus and KH3 already? Really?

Just type Final Fantasy Crystal Bearers moogle and it's the first result!

Well, FFVersus13 was announced back in 2006, it's been 7 years, people are tired of waiting, a lot of people want them to finish Versus 13 because they also want KH3, arguably more anticipated than Lightning Returns.

The Artificially Prolonged:
I think fans would like it more if they never have to see Lightning again.

Seriously Square Enix just going to have to accept it no one likes Lightning or FFXIII that much even after 3 main games and other spin offs. Perhaps maybe it's time for FFXV or Versus XII if you've still got it locked up in the 4th level basement of HQ?


It says "She must not be forgotten"

Well, if you want her to be remembered,why did you make her character so boring!?

That's amazingly masochistic.

FFP2:
I meant FF games that are on the PS2, PSX and SNES.

The article is about FFXIII, XIII-2 and Lightning's Return being bundled together. No one wants a 3 game bundle containing 2 games they (likely) already own.

if they do a trilogy for PC or WiiU I'll buy it, otherwise I don't really care, even if they do a trilogy for PS3

We really don't need anymore FF13, Hell we didn't even need the first one, let alone the sequel and a boxset...<.>

Can I just have a 3DS remake of Final Fantasy VI instead? Pleeeeeeease Squeenix?

Sounds cool but I don't i'll buy it because I already have final fantasy XIII and XIII-2

and I can't wait for lighting returns later this year.

If fans demand it, you say?

They don't.

Port the KH final mix collection(s) out of Japan.

The end.

Definitely won't be interested in a trilogy pack, seeing as how I couldn't make it past the first disc of XIII due to losing interest. I didn't even know they were making the third game.

I'd be more interested in playing the other games in the series that trying more this installment.

TizzytheTormentor:

Well, FFVersus13 was announced back in 2006, it's been 7 years, people are tired of waiting, a lot of people want them to finish Versus 13 because they also want KH3, arguably more anticipated than Lightning Returns.

Square got too ambitious with Versus... Isn't it the longest dev time for a FF game? I remember FF12 taking like 4 years to make.

I don't get what people see in Versus though (from what I saw in the E3 2011 trailer). I'm not trying to be an ass but what is all the fuss about? Apart from the incredibly good graphics of course.

Also, I noticed that 13-3 has a similar combat system... Hmm.

FFP2:

TizzytheTormentor:

Well, FFVersus13 was announced back in 2006, it's been 7 years, people are tired of waiting, a lot of people want them to finish Versus 13 because they also want KH3, arguably more anticipated than Lightning Returns.

Square got too ambitious with Versus... Isn't it the longest dev time for a FF game? I remember FF12 taking like 4 years to make.

I don't get what people see in Versus though (from what I saw in the E3 2011 trailer). I'm not trying to be an ass but what is all the fuss about? Apart from the incredibly good graphics of course.

Also, I noticed that 13-3 has a similar combat system... Hmm.

It looks great, the combat was only in it's development stages and can look much better. Many people don't like the 13 trilogy and want to see how Versus13 holds up, people are willing to try it.

Still wish they kept the monster taming, I loved that about 13-2.

i still haven't even played past the opening battle in 13-2, though i have watched someone else play it and its much better than 13 was.

why the hell are they even mentioning fan demand? i can think of one thing fans have been demanding from them for years
which they wont even consider making

Another XIII game that isn't Versus? Fucking hell Square, I don't even care that much about FF, I just want to see a damn end to the XIII world so I can see the final KH of the Xehanort saga. Seriously, we won't see head nor tail of it until Versus is done(thanks to the director) and you have yet to put it out after 7 years. I hope to God that there was at least some form of pre-production going on for KH3 after all this time, because it sure as hell doesn't look like they are doing much with Versus.

I'm super confused.

1. There are Final Fantasy XIII fans?
2. There are enough of these mythical Final Fantasy XIII fans that a "desire" or "demand" for a product by them is some how greater than the Final Fantasy VII or Chrono Series fans?

I call bullshit.

Sorry about this tangent, but you know why the expectation of KH3 causes people to whine? Because it genuinely confuses us consumers who are like 'we want the product! give it to us pleeeeeease!' and then they don't. Imagine if the Avengers, which was excellent and made a lot of money, had the expectation of a sequel but the company never got their ass going to make it. All the fans would be screaming at them, 'Why aren't you making it? I will pay you to make this sequel!' I think this applies to any desired remake or sequel.

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