3) unlucky 13
Originally pitched as another ps2 title, the development staff grew moist over how pretty the ff7 tech demo for the ps3 looked and wanted that level of graphical fidelity for their project
<As it turns out, the ps3 is a fucking nightmare to program for and nothing at all like the ps2 the staff was familiar with
>Work continues at a snail's pace, with story rewrites and characters changing frequently until the project no longer resembles its original vision. Development is even split into strictly segregated teams with little to no communication between groups. The director proves himself to be a vain cunt, dismissing test-player feedback as something to be addressed in a sequel
<Upon release, players are disgusted that they waited four years for a glorified hallway simulator with bland battles, incoherent rambling for dialogue, worse plot twists than a star wars film, and a final boss that can be killed with the basic instant death spell.
<Squenix refuses to admit its failure, and orders two sequels. Neither of these are well regarded by players, and the 13 “saga” is noted as the second major fracture point in the company's dwindling fanbase
4)the movie no on asked for
>TL;DR: Hironobu sakaguchi gets high on his own farts and sees himself as infallible after the success of 7. Wanting to be a big boy and do big boy things, he creates a studio to make a pixar-esque final fantasy movie
>900+ rendering farms and 200 slaves get to work for the next four years
<Final Fantasy: the spirits within bombs immediately upon release because it has fuck-all to do with the series itself, failing to have even a token chocobo show up. When people wanted a movie about Cloud and Tifa, they got an original the character as interesting as wet cardboard
<The 185 million dollar project makes less than half of it production cost back in dvd sales, leading to the firing of sakaguchi from square, the acquisition of the company by Enix, and the death of the man's career in vidya. Sakaguchi has spent the last two decades trying to get back into the indPost too long. Click here to view the full text.