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« on: June 22, 2011, 06:22:24 AM »

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/06/22/saga-and-mana-series-on-ice/

Square Enix held an investors meeting in Japan where Yoichi Wada (President), Keiji Honda (Executive Vice President), and Yosuke Matsuda (CFO) answered audience questions.

One attendee asked if there were any plans for the Mana or, as its known in Japan, Seiken Densetsu series. Plans are for more ports of Mana and SaGa series games, but starting a new series based on those franchises are not being considered at this time.

(And we're not even getting the ports.)

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 07:08:25 AM »

You do realize that both these franchises turned to shit in the ps1 generation and haven't recovered right?
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 07:42:38 AM »

You do realize that both these franchises turned to shit in the ps1 generation and haven't recovered right?

I like both Saga Frontier 2 and Legend of Mana, so you're incorrect.

Also, Romancing Saga for PS2 is a good game.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 07:47:13 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 09:21:04 AM »

It's over guys. SNES era Square is over. They couldn't make a good Mana game if they tried.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 11:33:18 AM »

It's over guys. SNES era Square is over. They couldn't make a good Mana game if they tried.

The PSX era Square was just as good as the SNES era and the PS2 era was still pretty darned good too. The problem is that the company crumbled with the current gen (barring a few titles).

But yeah, don't understand how they can't make a good Mana title (I liked LoM). It seems like the perfect series for today's interests since it's an action oriented RPG. And it's multiplayer! Wouldn't it be cool to be able to play online with your friends like in Badlands?
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 12:18:59 PM »

Because of that HORRIBLE DISGUSTINGLY PAINFUL Dawn of Mana, I doubt a new mana title will ever come to fruition.

Also, I'd love a new SaGa Frontier. Was one of my favorite fuck around games. I always enjoyed getting bored, starting a T-260 file and massacring everything possible.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 12:19:35 PM »

The PSX era Square was just as good as the SNES era and the PS2 era was still pretty darned good too. The problem is that the company crumbled with the current gen (barring a few titles).

They crumbled once Gooch left. Wada has driven them into the ground.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 01:30:33 PM »

It makes sense. SE want every title to be this blockbuster event and frankly, none of those games really fit that bill. The good news is that plenty of other companies are bringing JRPGs over that don't suck, though Atlus is usually involved somewhere.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 01:54:42 PM »

The more promising RPG that is going to be released by Square Enix this year is Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The most compelling JRPGs put on consoles this generation are made by Mistwalker.

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 02:20:50 PM »

starting to look grim for the VP series.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 02:57:02 PM »

That's why I crossed it off the list.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 05:18:14 PM »

The SaGa and Mana series are piles of shit (except FF Adventure and Secret of Mana, fuck those who like Seiken 3), so I'm not hurt by this news.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 05:34:42 PM »

Dragon Quest 10 will be on a console I gave up on last year.

Kingdom Hearts will get milked on lazy handheld versions for the next 3 years.

Final Fantasy 15 will get announced,delayed,released and slammed in the reviews before I see a new trailer of Versus XIII.

Square Enix is really having fun with their epic failure.
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2011, 05:53:45 PM »

The SaGa and Mana series are piles of shit (except FF Adventure and Secret of Mana, fuck those who like Seiken 3), so I'm not hurt by this news.

The new ones are always the ones who are wrong the most.
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