Square's best period was in 1995-2000. 8 years for one game vs 5 years for 20.

#1PrintScreenKeyPosted 9/2/2014 9:54:59 PM
1995 Chrono Trigger
1997 FFVII
1997 Einhander
1997 FF Tactics
1998 Xenogears
1998 Parasite Eve
1998 Brave Fencer Musashi
1999 FFVIII
1999 Chrono Cross
1999 Parasite Eve 2
2000 FFIX
2000 Vagrant Story
2001 FFX

Every year they released multiple critically acclaimed titles.
All produced in-house.
I've only listed the best but they had many more good titles.

Their titles were not rehashes like FF13, FF13-2 and LR.
Their titles were not mediocre + carbon copies like Tales Of.

Early 2000s wasn't that bad either.
But now they keep everyone waiting for one game year after year. What about their other games? well..
Dissidia milks their old characters and it's only good not exceptional.
Bravely default was developed by a 3rd party.
Type-0 not even localized.
All the above games aren't even on the big screen.

Like it or not the evidence indicates it will be a miracle if SE delivers for FFXV when it finally comes out.
#2heartlesshero17Posted 9/2/2014 9:57:49 PM
I like how Xenogears is the only game on that list I did not beat



Dammit Heartless get it together
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#3FireMage7777Posted 9/2/2014 10:00:09 PM
This topic is already sad. Also you listed a game out of your own time range
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#4Hammer_of_WrathPosted 9/2/2014 10:02:58 PM
>Nothing good from Square in 1996

Legit.
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#5FireMage7777Posted 9/2/2014 10:07:43 PM
Hammer_of_Wrath posted...
>Nothing good from Square in 1996

Legit.


Super Mario RPG says no, and puts most of the list to shame
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#6_XOFPosted 9/2/2014 10:08:37 PM
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#7find no fan tar seaPosted 9/2/2014 10:17:36 PM(edited)
Pre-merger - SquareSoft was the best. After merger - SquareEnix is a mess.
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#8judge-salPosted 9/2/2014 10:19:56 PM
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#9ajmrowland1Posted 9/2/2014 10:21:34 PM
The game industry in general had more IPs back then. How does square stack up against other companies for this? Please name names if you can.
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#10SAGE_HANPosted 9/2/2014 10:25:46 PM
heartlesshero17 posted...
I like how Xenogears is the only game on that list I did not beat



Dammit Heartless get it together


How could you not beat the best rpg ever?
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