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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    I really dont know and its really hard to choose but i have to say Square Enix because of the kingdom heart games
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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    Based on my observation, these two companies cater for different audiences and they vary greatly in game presentation. It doesn't simply boil down to the preference of who you ask, it roots into more deeper levels and factors such as region, age, and other whatnots which are all interconnected to each other.

    First and foremost, let's take the regional perspective as an example. When we say Square Enix the likely thing to pop out in the mind of a westerner is simply Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts. These games achieved gargantuan success globally and are both presented with cutting edge graphics and other whatnots that could be easily appreciated by almost any gamer.

    Atlus on the other hand never really went neck in neck (it's a big and popular company tho) against Square Enix in terms of overall popularity in both western and global scales. During the past few years when the appreciation of the west towards anime escalated Atlus' popularity started to boom there as well. With it, a lot of Atlus games started to get noticed such as the ones mentioned earlier, the Shin Megami Tenseis and the Trauma Centers.
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    In comes the age factor, most gamers which started to be pledged gamers during the latter game and console generations will MORE LIKELY prefer Square over Atlus. Simply because their very memory of the "great gaming era" are rooted to games such as FF7-FFX, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Cross, Parasite Eve and other games which came out during the "graphical renaissance".

    When asking someone who've started to "play earlier", it's really hard to predict the answer. Both parties have big guns to boast, Square has Chrono Trigger, the Dragon Quests, and some notable ones. Atlus can boast the Growlansers, the Megami Tenseis, Thousand Arms and other notable games during the "graphical renaissance" which managed (barely) to hold on to tradition.
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    Closely related to the regional factor is the anime factor, like what i've said earlier Square's games could appeal to the general gaming populace. Square may be a Japanese company but their games are clearly less-Japanese compared to Atlus'.

    With all the anime looking characters and traditionally animated cutscenes, Atlus games can be easily appreciated by the otaku fanbase and those with a degree of appreciation for the Japanese craft and way.
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    Another factor that i would like to mention is gameplay. Both parties offer complex stories and other fancy things in between but both differ in their fortes. With a long line of big name RPGs, Square is more widely know for it. Their games are probably the-games-to-play in terms of RPGs. They have other great games outside the genre like Ehrgeiz (fighting), Brave fencer Musashi (action/rpg) and other Taito classics...but still, it's their RPGs that come to mind.

    However, Atlus has it's own share of great games in all genres most notably in tactical games but they had weird and unusual elements in them like dating (thousand arms), rock n roll parodies (Guilty Gear)whatnots that might not be too appealing to everyone. Let's put it this way, with Atlus it is so usual to encounter the unusual.
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    I could say that i've kept up with both companies' games for so many years, during the early nineties up to this very day. In my life as a gamer most of the games i've played hail from these two (err...four, taito, square and enix) companies. I could say that my preferences and appreciation is more in tune with Atlus since some of the best games i've played and my favorite game (ever(Brigandine the Legend of Forsena)) are Atlus natives. Square follows close tho...They're my first and second most favorite gaming companies anyway.

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    SQUARE ENIX!
    Of course!
    They make FF and Kingdom Hearts.
    theres no competition when it comes down to it.
    (at least in my mind there isn't )
    + I dont really know many Atlas games so I'm going with the one that I know best.

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    Im an Atlus girl myself. I love Baroque and all the Shin Megami games. Persona 3 is

    my favorite but a lot of the other Atlus games a great. To me they have more thought

    provoking games than Square Enix. Besides I don't like Kingdom Hearts. That was a

    big turn off for me on them.

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    Well Neves there is more good game in Square Enix, actually Kingdom Hearts was fun and unique.

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    I never really took Kingdom Hearts seriously, never really liked it that much as a game that i would play per se, and never played past the city where you could see Squall in a bar. I still give it high regard though. There wasn't anything about the in-game elements that's groundbreaking, except for the fact that Disney and Square characters got together in one game--resulting in a decent plot which gives justice to the legacy and the presence of such big names. It'll breach through the barriers of game immortality, when we think of the great games of the past decades there's Pong, Space Invaders, Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros., and many more...during the coming decades and so on, i know it'll be revered too, it'll be getting high regard, it'll serve as the gaming posterboy of this decade.

    ...I'm currently playing Enix's Bust A Groove on my PSP. One of my most loved games under the Square Enix banner.

    I've said that Atlus and Square Enix are my 1st and 2nd most favorite gaming developer/company/whatnot....Tecmo comes in thired, just so you know.

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    Hahaha..is this really a choice..Square Enix has it hands down.!!all the best rpgs and action games or from them..and im a fan of final fantasy..so yeah they got my back ,^.^
    well dont get me wrong Atlus have some pretty cool stuff too but I have played a lot more SE games then Atlus.. and its cuz SE games attracted more of my attention

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    Re: Atlus or Square Enix?

    Easy. Square-Enix. I only wonder they continue with Compilations of Final Fantasy VII.

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