Thursday, December 22, 2011

SPC Mailbag - December 22nd, 2011

Christmas is quickly approaching-- just three days away! I think since Santa Claus is digging deep into his toy sack that I should dig deep into my mailbag to grab three letters (e-mails) that would make for an interesting discussion. I wonder what three they will be... No point dragging this on. Let's read some questions!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 sold the least one week amount of copies in Japan for a mainline Final Fantasy game. Do you think the Final Fantasy brand is dying out? What can Square Enix do to remedy this?

Ooh. A Final Fantasy question! How exotic! The problem with the Final Fantasy series is that the brand has been used way too much in the past five years. I mean, how many spin-offs has the series had lately? We've seen two Dissidia games, multiple Crystal Chronicles titles, and Final Fantasy Type-0, to name a few. Perhaps it's brand fatigue that is causing the series to not sell up to the standard the series was known for.

To fix this Square Enix should clean house. They should release everything they've been working on. If the game is bad, cancel it. No use tarnishing the brand even further with another poor game. Then let the series rest for a little while. The people will note an absence in Final Fantasy titles and want more. This is the way to get people interested in the series again. I mean, when Tales of Xillia outsells Final Fantasy XII-2's first week, you know something is gravely wrong.

Who put QTEs in my Final Fantasy?

How does my site become an affiliate with SuperPhillip Central? What do you personally look for when obtaining new affiliates?

Usually all you have to do is ask me via e-mail to see if I want to affiliate. As for what I look for, I tend to affiliate with like-minded sites who have a fair amount of activity and aren't on an extended hiatus for too long. If your last story was in 2009, there's a good chance that I won't affiliate with you or I will take you off the affiliate list. Affiliates are an important part of site relations. The mutual relationship between sites allows for users of both to check out each other's sites, gain readers, and make new friends among one another's sites. Thus is the circle of life.

Didn't you use to have your stories featured on GoNintendo? What happened to that?

Oh, that's a simple question. I got tired of the owner of the site's need to get hits by using sensationalist headlines, false rumors, among other things. Plus the community is god-awful. I'll leave it at that. (I had something much meaner here earlier.)


Ah... nothing like holiday season vitriol to end an edition of the SPC Mailbag. Let's close 'er on up and retire to the living room where the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, chocolate chip cookies are carefully nestled on top of the counter, and the Christmas tree is loaded with lovely lights. If you have a question that you would like answered by yours truly, hit me up with an e-mail at superphillip32[at]yahoo[dot]com.


Jeff said...

I'd like to network with you, but unfortunately I can't find your contact information. It's probably because I'm blind. Regardless, I run a gaming blog called Volatile at and I'm always looking to network. Hope to hear positive news!

Unknown said...

Hello. My e-mail was listed in this blog post. Though you needed to replace the [at] and [dot] with @ and . respectively. I did that to not get any spam e-mails from bots.

Anyway, I added your blog to the affiliates. Thanks, and I hope you stick around, perhaps follow the site through Google, and enjoy!