SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I thought they were planning several different games based on a single universe, named Fabula Nova Crystallis.
The thing about Fabula Nova Crystallis is that the only recurring number is XIII, and two of the games (Type-0 and Versus XIII) are totally unrelated to the Lightning Trilogy outside of certain terms. It's a lot like the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, although everything in the Compilation was directly and neatly tied together, so it's more along the lines of the Ivalice Alliance. (Tactics, Tactics Advance, Tactics A2, XII, and Revenant Wings, and only the last two have any real connection)
Short version: This is far from the first time they've done this.
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:The first of them is FF XIII. In fact, it wasn't even supposed to have a number, initially.
At least, that's what it says here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabula_Nova_Crystallis_Final_Fantasy
Uh...it doesn't say that there. It says the number XIII was removed from the name of the collection, after Agito XIII was renamed to Type-0.
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Oh, and despite everything going against the possibility of yet another FF XIII sequel, Squeenix seems adamant at making you like the FF XIII universe. I give you...Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Check it out here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Returns:_Final_Fantasy_XIII
What, exactly, was going against the possibility? Square had the means and the motive to make it happen, and XIII-2 ended in a massive cliffhanger, it was pretty obvious it was going to happen. Despite bitching and moaning about it all, people still buy Final Fantasy no matter what.