Saturday, September 18, 2010

Square Enix Games you'd Love to play but can't.

Well, I decided to do another topic consisting of yet more random discussion. This time, I'm going to talk about a few games from the RPG masters Square Enix that we will never see come into reality.
First up: The World Ends With You 2/Wii.
Oh yea. You are going to hear me talk on the World Ends with You sequel that will never be. Well, to be fair, I do "heart" this game to death. I mean, well, there's so much to do in that game. The plot is just insanity, and so are the characters and their designs, and I got hooked on it since I first started playing it back in late Summer 08. But with all memorable titles, what happens; People begin to spread rumors about sequels. And I know how so many people are probably really looking out for this game's release announcement, but allow me to explain why this will never surface.

For those of you that have successfully reached the ending and finished this game, you may have seen the ending. Neku is returned to the RG with his friends, he escapes from the Reapers and the Noise, and the game just wraps it up extremely well. Now for them to make a sequel would be like with (from what I've heard) what they did with the Terminator films in order for them to continue on with the series after Judgement Day. With the World Ends With You series to ever get a second game, Square Enix would have to re-establish the plot, invent some all brand new species that randomly invade Shibuya, and introduce a new set of villians while bringing back some of the originals, while keeping the main protagonists in another dimension (something other than the UG). The dual fighting system would have to be improved on to incorporate new tactics (such as combating enemies with Neku using standard melee attacks w/o the use of pins to accompany him), and several other noteworthy improvements. If it instead came out on Wii, SE would have to remove the option to control the partner and rather have him/her fight alongside the first player's character (Neku Sakuraba, unless otherwise stated) on the same screen using their own set of psychic pins. Special attacks (when both Neku and his helper perform a massive attack to damage all on-screen enemies at once) should be more varied. Not to mention, more gameplay features, like a "endless" mode, a Player vs. Player mode, and a new version of the mini-game Tin-Pin Slammer.

And so we move on to the second Square Enix game that will never be made, the Kingdom Hearts II Follow-up.
This rumored installment has gone through numerous titles, the most common being Kingdom Hearts III. Many spectate that it would be multi-platform and get released on one, two, or all three major systems of the seventh generation in video gaming.

But just as with The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts II concluded it's plot so well. It returned Sora to Destiny Islands, it removed the Organization XIII premaritally from the series, and reunited Sora with his childhood friends. Sure there have been two games that take place after KHII, one that is currently only out in Japan at the time I'm writing this, and one that is currently in the designing stage, but I highly doubt there will be any direct sequel(s) to the second game.

But for there to ever be a third game directly following the second, It would have to follow similar guidelines as the WEWY sequel. But probably doing so would be more or less a re-hash of the plot to the first game, having Sora getting separated from his friends, fighting off the Heartless/Nobodies/Unversed, and teaming up with Donald and Goofy for yet another adventure. While it could work if done right, no one would want to see a sequel with the same/simliar plot as one of its prequels.

I spoke enough.
OMFG yes epic Mario Kart clone me want.


Joe said...

Too bad over the falling out between Square and Nintendo 15 years ago. We never got Secret of Mana 3 in the States. But there is a fine fan translation available.

Sometimes it's better some games never come out. If Terranigma had actually had been released here, I would have bought it and been very ticked over how much I would have paid for it to make Illusion of Gaia look good.

(by the way, my browser is tagging mana and Gaia as misspellings for some strange reason)

:\ said...

You haven't played KH2 all the way, have you? If you watched the credits in its entirity, you would have seen one last cutscene (not including the secret ending) with Riku, Sora, and Kairi. In case you haven't here's how it goes: Riku and Sora are admiring the Island. Kairi runs up to them with a bottle in her hand. There's a letter inside with the "Mickey Mouse" seal on it, meaning it's a letter from the king. Sora opens it in a hurry. They all bunch up together to read it. Then the game ends. Obviously, they mean to make a sequal. And Nomura said it himself that he knows we're expecting it, and that he wants to work on it soon, but they have been busy with the gap games. Whether it will be called "Kingdom Hearts 3" or something else is the real question. There have been plenty of people saying that the gap games were the sequel. Untill more information about them came out. I suggest you do research before telling people something other than the truth. Kay, thanks, bye.