Well let's look at it this way,
Blizzard takes 5 years to release 1 games... actually starcraft to starcraft 2 ...how many years? 10? or 12 ? Sure they have quality in turn of stability, if they don't they should pack up and go home. In 10 years. The saddiest point of the whole process is, Starcraft 2 play exactly like starcrat 1. What is the differences? Of course, you have quality. If starcraft is quality them, starcraft 2 would be quality enough because it is just a port over.
However, can you say the same with FFXIV to FFXI? Can you really say FFXIV is a port over of FFXI?
Now let's look at FF, I believe when starcraft released, FF8 or FF9 released, yes there is quantity but the quality of a FF 10, FFX-2,11,12,13,14... are increasing. While starcrat 2...still look and play the same as starcraft 2. I think blizzard is just lazy and exploiting the American's taste.
I mean look at FF12 vs FF13, can you tell me you are not amazed by the quality in term of graphic and story indepth and game play against pervious FF12? It is complete different as well. Yet, blizzard choose to release games in similar quality and add some more features.
Let's look at Diablo 3, Heck, it look like darkstone or even never winter night which is a game i played 10 years ago. Blizzard are really lazy aren't they?
They can fool you, but they can't fool me, i am not here to playing diablo 2-2. or starcraft 1-2
Edited, Feb 28th 2011 5:00pm by wrongfeifong
I wouldn't say FFXIV is an exact port over of FFXI, but you have to concede the fact that it does borrow heavily in many aspects i.e. the three starting nations, the five races, many monster models look like high-res FFXI monsters (goblins, flan, raptors etc). Not to mention they're already recycling lore (talking about the Far East.)
I much prefer FFXII to FFXIII, and I didn't even like FFXII that much. Yeah, FFXIII might look nicer, but that's about the only thing it has going for it, in my opinion. And that's the problem with this argument, we're both arguing opinions that are completely subjective. If Blizzard is lazy, so is S-E, since the success of their company is owed to blatantly copying from everyone else (FF1, which saved the company, copied DQ, FFXI, whose success is the reason we have FFXIV now, copied EQ.) Let's not forget about the endless stream of ports and remakes.
Also, StarCraft is immensely more popular in South Korea than it is in American, if Blizzard would try to exploit anybody's taste, it would be theirs.
And they're not fooling me, I don't play WoW or StarCraft. Edited, Feb 28th 2011 3:35pm by superdupernuker