The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

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Post  jwla on Thu May 28, 2009 6:18 pm

I haven't played any Final Fantasy games except Crystal Chronicles and Tactics Advanced. I love Tactics, though. Mario RPG, though, that is an awesome game. Except Mallow... Toadstool was a better healer...

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Post  milk ducks on Sun May 31, 2009 9:25 am

FFX's Sphere Grid is the best and most powerful character customization utility in the series, imo. Every party member exists on the the same track, but starts in different sections. These sections contain all of the abilities that make up each character's original class, but by obtaining keys, you're able to punch through from any one section into another. This means Lulu, the party's Black Mage, could break into Yuna's section and learn healing abilities. Or that Tidus could learn to be a Thief, or Wakka a Guardian like Auron. Only Yuna learns the ability to summon Aeons, however, so even though you can cherry-pick whatever abilities you want, certain actions can still only be performed by certain characters.

FFXII took the Sphere Grid concept and tried to improve it, but failed badly. FFXII is just bad.

If you haven't played FFVII, you should. But I can tell you right now it isn't world-altering material. It's certainly a good game, but I've never ever believed that it lives up to its own hype.

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Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:24 am

FFXIII. Discuss.

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Post  TheTJ on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:36 am

Thank you Fobby, I will.

So far, FFXIII has held up okay. The plot's not bad and the cinematics are amazing. The voice acting is appropriate (No "FFX Laughing scene") and the leveling system is... easy on the eyes. It's basically the sphere grid from FFX, but seperated by job class and in 3D.

But there IS a lot that is bad. For example, in battle, if the party leader dies it's game over. Even if the other two characters are at full health, it's a game over. They also got rid of the FF overture and the FF fanfare, which was a mistake. The equipment system is annoying, as is the inventory system. EVERY TIME you get a potion, this icon shows up saying you have a new item. I hate that little icon so after every battle I go to the inventory window and highlight every "New" item. Very time consuming.

As for the datalog, it's both good and bad. The bad is that if you don't read it, major parts of the plot go unexplained, like the reasons behind the sanctum's ordering of the Purge. The good is that if you DO read it, it's actually extremely detailed, well written, and on occasion even funny.

But I'll have to beat the game entirely before I render a final verdict.

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Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:47 am

Now, I may only be about 7 hours in the game, But this shit is kinda easy.

i.e. Spam X (Or cast Libra, depends if it's a big fight,) Change to a team with a medic, Spam X, Fight some more, Rinse, Repeat.

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Post  TheTJ on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:50 am

Oh yeah, I did forget to mention. The game so far is super easy.

I got Five stars for every battle until halfway through chapter 3.

Of course, the difficulty might just shoot up at the end of the game.

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:54 am

From what I've heard from /v/, You'll hate

Spoiler:
Odin.

Whoops. Spoilers.

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Post  Weldar on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:14 am

Hmmm, maybe someday I should play more Final Fantasy games than just VI....

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:16 am

IV Bro. IV.

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  DRTJR on Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:07 am

one Question Why does XIII not have the fanfair we know and love

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:44 pm

TJ is going to love Chapter 4.

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  Hans on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:40 pm

FFI > Everything

I love how in the ad. all the show is cutscenes and no game footage, still, from what I've heard it's a good game, I may buy it.

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:31 am

It is an excellent game.

No seriously, You must try it. Even with the shitty cutscenes.

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Re: The Square Thread (Boom. FFXIII.)

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:59 am

This game is now challengingly hard.

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