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Offline Artwark

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Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:07:48 am »

So Yuji Naka..the dude behind Nights and Sonic is now working on Square Enix!

https://gonintendo.com/stories/300181-yuji-naka-known-for-sonic-and-studio-prope-has-joined-square-en?page=1#comment-176574

This should be interesting to say the least. What do you guys think?


Offline Randroid

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 11:13:17 am »

Offline segaismysavior

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 01:08:53 pm »
Quick, get that guy on a new Gex game, stat!  >:D



Offline Berto

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:41:42 pm »
Outside from SEGA, I like his Ivy The Kiwi and Let's Tap but Rodea the Sky Soldier is dissapointing.

Offline Artwark

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 11:12:27 pm »
Outside from SEGA, I like his Ivy The Kiwi and Let's Tap but Rodea the Sky Soldier is dissapointing.


Did you play the Wii version of it? I heard that is the better port of the game since it was intended for the Wii and nothing else.


Also, are you guys are upset about this?


Offline Barry the Nomad

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 02:21:17 pm »
He was wasting his time at Prope, so I'm glad he is back to working for a large company. I just hope they let him create something good. No more tap the bear to make it stand please.

Offline Berto

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 02:47:48 am »

Did you play the Wii version of it? I heard that is the better port of the game since it was intended for the Wii and nothing else.


May be, I only play the 3ds version of it.
Nobody here sold the Wii version. I have a Wii but I don't have a Wii U.
It's just Ivy The Kiwi is fun for both version (Wii and NDS), why couldn't Rodea be the same.

And I agree with Barry, it's nice to see he is back to working for a large company.

Offline Centrale

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 09:28:06 am »
I think he will get back in his groove and do some great work! It's a very different thing trying to handle the day-to-day administrative tasks of running your own company. I'm sure he'll appreciate an environment where he is free to focus on his programming.

Offline Barry the Nomad

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 02:06:02 pm »
And yes, Rodea for the Wii is great. Such a shame they messed up the Wii U and 3DS versions, though I hear Prope didn't develop those versions. The Wii one feels sort of like NiGHTS meets Sonic Adventure's action stages.

Offline max_cady

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 06:35:12 pm »
So many ways to look at it...

On the one hand, if you're a software developer chances are is that once you reach a senior position, you'll be likely being working in a more administrative role, much less hands-on. That turns some off, Yuji Naka is probably one of those.

I haven't looked much into what Prope has been doing, but not much apparentely since their latest update was all the way back in April 2017.

The other way look at it, it's the completely random nature of it. Working for SquareEnix on some big RPG maybe? I mean he did work on Phantasy Star...

Offline Team Andromeda

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 04:49:55 am »
Can't see this working out well at all. Naka got a good team leader and not used to taking orders lower down the chain line and also the main reason he wanted to leave SEGA was that he didn't like working with large team lines anymore.

Prope was a Waste of time and also SEGA investment too. Naka should never have left SEGA truth be told and I bet he'll end up back there in 3 years time
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Offline CrazyT

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 04:47:07 am »
Guess the guy still wants to develop games.

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Re: Yuji Naka joins Square Enix!
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 07:22:04 pm »
I could see it being like they give him a decent pay and leave him alone to develop stuff, hoping for some sort of Miyamoto situation where Naka creates some cool new game that Square can sell.