Personally I’ve become a lot less concerned with whether a creative’s new works are as good or impactful as the best work they put out during their peak years because ultimately, why does it matter? Final Fantasy’s cemented itself in video game history in a way that half of the games out there never will, at this point Square’s just finishing up side quests. Would it be nice if every FF was like my favorite, FF7? Not if it meant Square’s creativity was limited to just regurgitating the game that happened to tickle my fancies the most. Variety is the spice of life, and if something isn’t quite up to your tastes, it’s okay.