Of course Square's going to have a hard time convincing people to pay attention: they dropped the ball on their initial release. However, what more can they do?
They've given away a full year of free gametime. They're relaunching the game with new terrain, new game systems, new storylines, and new audio-- they're redoing
the game. They've come out publically, multiple times, acknowledging the fact that their initial game was not received by gamers with praise, and Wada himself has come out to say he and the rest of Square are on top of this. Wada further backed this up by (gently) sacking those responsible for the catastrophe, replacing the team with those he (and the board) considered capable, and then publically
made appearances showing his support for the team.
Let that sink in. The head of a multinational company focused on entertainment shows up multiple times in live events to show his support for the work being done by a team.
There is, quite literally, nothing more Square Enix can do. They are putting everything they can into this.
And yet, the very fact that I'm posting this here (freaking ancient) shows what they've done is having some effect. We'll see if they can get the ball rolling closer to launch, but I suspect there'll be a lot of people willing to give SE a second chance. If for no other reason than they'd like to encourage companies that admit--and try to make up for-- their mistakes.
This post has been edited by crimsonff7: 13 November 2012 - 07:05 AM