Did ff12 do good enough to warrant an hd release.
I don't remember people speaking to fondly of it.
I didn't really like it much myself.
I feel like this is the only FF game right now that hasn't been re-released in some form or another, so it feels like it's only a matter of time. :|
I think there has been a lot of love that grown for the game since then. I remember Gametrailers was pretty harsh on FFXII but 9 years later it's placed as the 4th best Final Fantasy game ahead of FFVII and FFX.
I also thiink that FFXII was probably 3 years ahead of its time and proobably didn't get the recognition it deserved. In 2006 open world games (especially in RPG's) weren't really that big in consoles. Fast forward to now and you don't see many games that ins't flaunting how "open world" their games are, which includes Square-Enix with FFXV and Lightning Returns. I guess the best example is Xenoblade Chronicles and it shows how much gamers want an open world experience even from JRPG's,
To be fair I recall somone in Neogaf saying the recent growing appreciation of FFXII was a result at how bad FFXII was retrofiting how people felt about FFXII.
As for warranting an HD Release. Let's put things to perspective.
- FFXIII got two sequels.
- FFIV whose NA sales was considered a dissapointmnet got like a million re-releases, remakes, and remaster.
So yes FFXII warrants an HD Re-release.