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I've been replaying the first FFXIII (SPOILERS)

#1GalvanizationPosted 10/12/2012 4:27:34 AM
I've been replying the game (just got Fang's eidolon) and it have to say my initial impressions were accurate. The game has the worst characters I've ever seen in a high-profile Japanese game with VA. The whole cast is so fake and cartoony yet trying to be serious. It's awful. It's like a movie with really, really bad actors and cringe worthy dialogue.

There's was no way this game was gonna be a success in NA and EU. The storytelling and dialogue is terrible. The **** that comes out of Snow, Vanille and Hope's mouth is shockingly bad. Vanille having a narration every chapter is annoying. Really, it was only Sazh that was human and realistic. However when he was KO'd by Jihl Nabaat, he woke up and became cartoony and stupid. It's like Jihl Nabaat messed up his head with her strike.

My point is, playing FFXIII again made me realise that I have no interest in the story and characters of LR. The gameplay mechanics of LR sound good and are the reason I'm waiting for a trailer/demo, but I hold no interest in the story, characters, world and lore.

Dare I say it, Vaan and Penelo were more human and realistic than the entire cast of FFXIII. They didn't have much development or relevance to the plot, but they spoke and acted like real people.
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"JRPGs are not mainly about story. That's just a trend FF started. Look at the huge sales of Pokemon. Do people buy it for the story? No. " ~ Vex
#2ayalorenPosted 10/12/2012 4:30:57 AM
Okay.
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Yes, because canon pairings don't need to be shipped.
#3LolOkayPosted 10/12/2012 4:33:44 AM
Lol Okay
#4Galvanization(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2012 4:34:49 AM
LolOkay posted...
Lol Okay

I see what you did there.
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"JRPGs are not mainly about story. That's just a trend FF started. Look at the huge sales of Pokemon. Do people buy it for the story? No. " ~ Vex
#5VekkererPosted 10/12/2012 4:41:14 AM
You know, as much as I agree with the fact that XIII is ****, this is just beating a dead horse. We all know it.
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#6_Snowx_Posted 10/12/2012 4:41:25 AM
So your second playthough has confirmed your close-mindedness, alien standards and deep-seated hatred for SE and possibly humanity in general? Thanks for sharing your opinion.
#7Galvanization(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2012 4:48:45 AM
_Snowx_ posted...
So your second playthough has confirmed your close-mindedness, alien standards and deep-seated hatred for SE and possibly humanity in general? Thanks for sharing your opinion.

You must be confusing me with somebody else. I still like Squenix, but now just a few select staff members still there. I don't care about anybody else apart from them.

Anyway, the only saving grace for FFXIII for me is the art direction. Some of the locations are stunning. Too bad it's not open world so you can just run around and explore and ignore the terrible story, cut-scenes and dialogue.
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"JRPGs are not mainly about story. That's just a trend FF started. Look at the huge sales of Pokemon. Do people buy it for the story? No. " ~ Vex
#8Destroyer_MagePosted 10/12/2012 5:08:06 AM
Well Balls to you!
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#9MalakTawusPosted 10/12/2012 5:41:00 AM
I replayed the game and still loved it (probably even more since some things were clearer).
You don't like it? Too bad for you.
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#10Galvanization(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2012 5:47:56 AM
MalakTawus posted...
I replayed the game and still loved it (probably even more since some things were clearer).
You don't like it? Too bad for you.

Yeah, it's definitely a case of different strokes for different folks. However, I don't completely dislike the game. I still like the graphics and art direction for some of the locations.
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"JRPGs are not mainly about story. That's just a trend FF started. Look at the huge sales of Pokemon. Do people buy it for the story? No. " ~ Vex