You’ve Outdone Yourself This Time Nomura…..
This may be a little after the fact, but then again I am pretty after the fact. Usual disclaimers apply.
Jeez Louise Nomura, like are you that out of ideas that you keep recycling the same characters. I’m sorry, but the goth-emo characters are really starting to get old from this guy and it’s looking like he’s pandering to Hikkikomori every time he makes a character that looks like Gackt. In fact, the character is even voiced by Gackt now as if we didn’t already get that Nomura is fucking obsessed with the guy. Really though, did we need the latest iteration of this character but with some Vincent, Cloud, Dante and Seifer all rolled into his character design and personality. And I thought Weiss was bad for being like the 4th Silver Haired Bishie in a row to come out of Nomura. It’s about time that this whole Compilation of FFVII thing comes to a close as it really has proven (at least to me), and not just in the rather uninspired characterization and writing, to be little more then a series of rehashed ideas meant to appeal to die hard FFVII fans who couldn’t move on from the original games more then satisfying conclusion.
Yes it’s time to end the fanfiction and move on Square. Fire Nomura’s arse (I beg you), get some writers with fresh ideas and people who can come up with more then one character design, and preferrably one that doesn’t involve Gackt, Belts and Zippers, and start up some new FF storylines. Square’s been really phoning it in ever since the idea to do FFX-2 and to introduce sequels to the franchises (Meant more FF7 and that’s it) and actually I’m glad to hear that their president has diagnosed the issue and is planning to fire some people if something doesn’t get done.
That said, Compilation of FFVII’s utter mediocrity so far (having seen the movie and “played” Dirge Of Cerberus) is just one of the reasons I decided to pick up a copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 Grimoire of The Rift earlier today instead of Crisis Core. The other (again among others) is that I want to support any attempt Square makes to move away from the Nomura style of games and towards something involving more gameplay and less watching what feels like a Tim Burton movie in Japanese. Over 400 playable quests, lots of gameplay elements, a less overwrought story (if the first game is any impression), less enslavement to high end graphics and cutscenes (Square has historically been at their best when working with Sprites and character models and not tempted to pander with flashy cutscenes), the Judge system (Which I LOVE for it’s introducing a random factor to battles that makes you have to consider your actions a little bit more), and NO TETSUYA NOMURA GACKT CHARACTER DESIGNS! And now go here if you want some humour.