I am sure you all read the articles or at least heard it from someone else about Square Enix thinking about using American teams to aid in the development of their games and I know what are you are probably thinking, "oh noes Final Fantasy is going to be developed by an American team, it will have too much LOTR shit lol." I myself am neutral on this stance but I want to see if it will acutlaly make the games better in that the graphics only compliment the most important aspect of any game: gameplay. It doesn't whether the game is Pong or Halo, the Final Fantasy series is first and foremost a game series and it should focus on making the games fun.
Now, I am not in any camp of the recent FFXIII game being bad or good as haven't played it yet but it seems like the fanbase could at least be open minded. The series hasn't really been going "downhill" as of yet but it seems like large majority of fanbase is disgrunted due to nostaliga. I like the classics, FFX and even XII has some merit but Final Fantasy has always been about exploring new territory meanwhile keeping in what worked. I am not sure how this will benefit the series in the long but I believe that it is too late cry foul at this. What do guys think of this?