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Final Fantasy 16's Lackluster Release Sparks Concerns

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: September 13, 2023 at 12:01 PM BST

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📺 Like a Dragon's Epic Summit

Gaming aficionados and fans of the iconic series 'Like a Dragon' have a significant reason to mark their calendars! RGG Studios, the masterminds behind the groundbreaking series, have announced the RGG Summit Fall 2023 scheduled for 20th September 2023. This event promises a riveting showcase with exclusive updates pertaining to the 'Like a Dragon' series. The air is thick with anticipation, especially for the reveal of the newest instalment titled 'Like a Dragon: The Man Who Erased His Name'.

As someone who's been immersed in the world of gaming for over three decades, it's enthralling to witness the evolution of such franchises. Speaking of evolution, let's take a walk down memory lane. Which Yakuza or 'Like a Dragon' title managed to capture your imagination the most? Share your favourite gaming memories and delve deep into the legacy this developer has created.

For those eager to know more, VGC offers a deeper look into the RGG's upcoming showcase. Additionally, get a taste of what's to come with the RGG Summit Fall 2023 teaser on YouTube.

📺 Star Wars Jedi Survivor's Stellar Performance

Shifting our attention to the vast universe of Star Wars, the latest performance patch for 'Star Wars Jedi Survivor' has recently been launched. For the tech-savvy and performance enthusiasts out there, IGN has meticulously examined this patch. Their findings? On performance mode, the game consistently delivers a smooth 60 FPS experience, which is certainly a boon for gameplay.

You can peruse IGN's comprehensive performance review of Star Wars Jedi Survivor patch on PS5 vs. Xbox Series X|S. Having spent countless hours in front of gaming consoles over the years, I can appreciate the difference such performance enhancements make to the overall experience. But, the question remains - Have you tried out Star Wars Jedi Survivor yet? If not, this might be the perfect time to jump into this intergalactic adventure!

📺 Final Fantasy 16: A Mixed Bag?

The gaming world was recently taken aback as the stock value of Square Enix plummeted by more than 30% in the wake of 'Final Fantasy 16's' release. Speculations, discussions, and analysis on the potential reasons for this decline are rife. A comprehensive report by Bloomberg features candid interviews with both former and present Square Enix staff members, shedding light on possible internal management challenges at Square Enix.

Donning my gamer hat - having played 'Final Fantasy 16' and secured the coveted Platinum Trophy - I found the combat mechanics thoroughly enjoyable. However, the narrative did feel somewhat lacklustre. My fingers are crossed, hoping that the much-anticipated 'Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth' brings some redemption and helps buoy the stock price. But gaming is, after all, a subjective experience. What were your impressions of 'Final Fantasy 16'? Dive deeper into the issue with Bloomberg's detailed analysis on Square Enix's stock plunge after FF16 and stay updated on Square Enix's stock performance on Google Finance.

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