Report: Final Fantasy is dead, and Square Enix is defiling the corpse
Final Fantasy has had a painful couple of years. Practically every time the game makes it into the headlines, it's bad press. Final Fantasy XIV, All the Bravest, Versus XIII's breast physics...the list goes on.
Is the series just dead in the water? You can definitely make that argument. Almost everything great the series is known for is now over fifteen years old. The PS2-era games were good, but divisive. And there have been more low-points than high points in the past decade.
Kohler makes some excellent points here, and those points make it hard to argue that Final Fantasy still has a pulse.