Actually, unanimous reaction seems to be in favor of that. Not that FF13-1 set a high bar in anything other than graphics.
That's the problem, anything can be better than XIII and SE really doesn't have to make an effort to do another game set in the same setting/universe. I really got bored watching the game in the stream and that's mostly because the it looks exactly like XIII to me and I'm not going to even waste my time in giving it a chance.
And honestly, I didn't enjoy the characters in XIII so that's another reason of no matter how "better" XIII-2 might be I am not not giving it a chance. If anything, I only want SE to release FFType-0 and start giving us more information about Versus XIII.
He sometimes lists Nier and Demon's Souls too, it's just that he seems to put those other games on about the same level as Demon's Souls and Nier. As for his age, lets just say he's been playing RPGs since the NES era, yet he doesn't seem as tied down to the past as most. Hell, last time I asked him what his favorite RPGs were the oldest game he listed was Morrowind and King's Field IV. Granted, he seems to see the good in all RPGs, I think he's definitely exaggerating the quality of most PS3 JRPGs just because there aren't as many to play. Even if they are his kinda games, there are better games in those niches, some of which I'm sure he's played.
Huh. He has been playing RPGs way
before I did... still, it seems that he says what are his favorites by how his mood is, which is something that happens to us all really.
Either way putting games like Nier or Demon's Souls on the same level as Neptunia is just wrong in my opinion. And is not a thing of being tied to the past or even nostalgia is just something of having standards after years and years of playing games of your favorite genre.