The peeps at rhythmemotion.net covered one of Richie Branson‘s earlier songs, however, this song hits a lot closer to home. Justin blogged about Chrono Trigger a few entries ago, and this song also samples a track from the same game. However the subject matter is different.
Richie’s song is an ode to Squaresoft, the once-king of the Japanese RPG. He mentions a few games that came out in the 90’s, and ends on a good point. Treat your fans better, and you’ll get somewhere. He’s absolutely right. I mean, if I were to ask you if you could name an awesome Squaresoft game, I’m sure you guys could just go on and on. I know I could.
- Final Fantasy I-X
- Parasite Eve
- Chrono Trigger
- Final Fantasy Tactics
- Vagrant Story
- Brave Fencer Musashi
- Bushido Blade / 2
- Threads of Fate
I could seriously go on and on…but here’s the big challenge. Can you name anything good that Square Enix has done…actually, let me rephrase that. Has Square Enix made any game that captured the hearts and imaginations of its fans like any of the aforementioned games? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
I’m in total agreement with Richie. And I miss Squaresoft, not Square Enix.
Edit: Added his twitter link after he RT’d this entry. Big ups, Richie.