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Old 12-05-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Preview: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Sen gives us a whirlwind tour of next month's Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Check out 13 + 2 Things about FFXIII-2 on the main site!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Man, fuck this game.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:38 AM   #3
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Phakiel, why the hate?

I REALLY enjoyed the first one. This one should be good.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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Yeah I totally hated the first one, such a lame attempt at a game, story bleh, characters were awful except for Oerba Yun Fang who was also super hot, and the fucking system. I dont understand why I have to fight enemies with a million hp, why? a random battle can go for like half an hour and you get shit for skills points. The game was so broken it was downright unplayable for me, the only thing that kept me going is that I try to finish every game I own so I had to endure.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:25 AM   #5
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I stopped caring about Final Fantasy after X.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:32 AM   #6
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XII wasnt bad, shitty main character but its FF, you kinda expect the main character to be horrible, still a fun game.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #7
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but its FF, you kinda expect the main character to be horrible, still a fun game.
It's so sad that this is the norm, now. Like really unfortunate.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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My assumption is that they try to make the main character a "universal" character, but it usually ends up that the main character is extremely bland as a result.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #9
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Actually they dont, they try to give him/her personality but it always backfires. I think the last game with good balanced characters was FF6 and that just was with a handful of them like Terra, Celes and Locke, the rest wasnt bad but werent that particularly good, maybe Sabin and Edgar.

After that well it has gone downhill. They tried the silent brooding dude and got Cloud, the worst character out of a gang of horrible characters so bad the best one is a fucking cat robot. Then Sqall, who was so barren of a personality it was offensive since he wasnt even a silent protagonist. Then came Zidane who was so in your face you wanted to punch his face, with the only saving grace being Vivi and a secondary character like Beatriz (who fucking ruled man), then FFX which was ugh, FFXII only had Balthier really and FFXIII just craps all over the fucking dog I was offended.

I think they shouuld try something like Yuri from Shadow Hearts or Maya from Persona, hell the entire cast from both games except maybe Luccia, Gepeto and Ulala respectively, now those characters were well written, they were interesting and had a hint of realism. which so rarely games have.

To be fair, characters and story have never been FF forte, the best well rounded one was 6 and that was really like a fluke, eeverything went right then, and then they just still delivered great games, but never achieved the balance they had in 6. And then they merged with Enix and all went to complete shit.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:55 AM   #10
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Eh, I still hold my argument. Either way, however, they usually stink.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:48 AM   #11
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Welp, Famitsu gave FFXIII-2 a 40/40.

About this time before FFXIII released, the maps were shown and the lack of towns was leaked, and everyone just knew it was gonna be blah. This is better.
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I think it'll be good.
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Fuck you.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #14
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Yeah.

Let me buy you a drink.
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