I was thinking of Sephiroth in the original FF7, where he had a few character models and was in the FMVs. I guess it isn't fair to compare FF7 to DOC though.Sephiroth isn't a good example: he only has the one character model, too (excepting the one wing added in some scene). SE didn't slack off on Hojo's design: they just recycled an existing one.
Yeah. It just would be nice to have Square make a decent effort on something... their tactics just baffle me. But I guess it's all money over quality these days.I think the director/author's mantra for movies and books holds true for games, too: it's never finished. If they had their way, they'd work on it until it was perfect - but then it'd never get released.