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So? It's made by Silicon Studio. They aren't making this game, so it shouldn't have the name.Bravely Default is a Square Enix IP.
But they didn't, which means they clearly want people to think "Final Fantasy" when playing this game.Guess what? It's not developed by the usual Final Fantasy team either. It's a spin-off. It doesn't have to be developed by the "main" team behind whatever IP it's using to generate more interest/sales. That's kind of the point. You think that the same people who did Super Mario Galaxy made Yoshi's Wooly World and Luigi's Mansion? Or that Game Freak developed the Mystery Dungeon games? I was suggesting Square Enix could have taken the opportunity to build upon the Bravely Default IP by slap it onto this game instead of using Final Fantasy, again.
I really don't see why giving it the Bravely Default name would have made more sense. The Final Fantasy title has been synonymous with JRPG for generations. Even with the franchise's recent reputation, I'm sure the game would still sell better with Final Fantasy in its title.No, it's not technically a Silicon Studio IP. It's a Square Enix IP, outsourced to Silicon Studio. Just like Mario Tennis and Mario Golf are owned by Nintendo despite being developed by Camelot.
My argument is that they could have used this opportunity to create a Bravely Default spin-off and your counter-argument is "but it's not the same developer!" and "but they didn't". Why thanks for pointing out the obvious! It's pretty irrelevant whether Silicon Studio is developing a Bravely Default game or not, especially one that's a spin-off. Again, those are typically not developed by the team behind the main games in the first place. Bravely Default is based on Final Fantasy. Literally. It's the sequel to The 4 Heroes of Light (not developed by Silicon Studio, fyi). It has a lot of elements from Final Fantasy in it and I think they could easily have synced the naming conventions in Explorers with Bravely Default, call it Bravely Explorers and people would not have noticed a difference.
(And really, I didn't plan on just make comparisons with Nintendo games, but they're well know so they do make good examples).