People expected too much of XIII.

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2 years ago#61
From: find no fan tar sea | #259
theofficefan99 posted...
No, they didn't expect too much. XIII just didn't deliver.


Yes. This is a Final Fantasy title we're talking about here and not some trashy/cheesy 'tales of crap' games!

The FF standard is HIGH!


RPG fans don't like it when things are different.
2 years ago#62
Tobi011 posted...
From: find no fan tar sea | #259
theofficefan99 posted...
No, they didn't expect too much. XIII just didn't deliver.


Yes. This is a Final Fantasy title we're talking about here and not some trashy/cheesy 'tales of crap' games!

The FF standard is HIGH!


RPG fans don't like it when things are different.


dis
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2 years ago#63
TkShot posted...
Tobi011 posted...
From: find no fan tar sea | #259
theofficefan99 posted...
No, they didn't expect too much. XIII just didn't deliver.


Yes. This is a Final Fantasy title we're talking about here and not some trashy/cheesy 'tales of crap' games!

The FF standard is HIGH!


RPG fans don't like it when things are different.


dis


not true.
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2 years ago#64
zodiac_sword posted...
TkShot posted...
Tobi011 posted...
From: find no fan tar sea | #259
theofficefan99 posted...
No, they didn't expect too much. XIII just didn't deliver.


Yes. This is a Final Fantasy title we're talking about here and not some trashy/cheesy 'tales of crap' games!

The FF standard is HIGH!


RPG fans don't like it when things are different.


dis


not true.


debatable. you can elaborate your opinion and it's an on and on thing.
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2 years ago#65
I guess after the mediocrity of 12, people wanted something interesting.
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2 years ago#66
TkShot posted...
Tobi011 posted...
From: find no fan tar sea | #259
theofficefan99 posted...
No, they didn't expect too much. XIII just didn't deliver.


Yes. This is a Final Fantasy title we're talking about here and not some trashy/cheesy 'tales of crap' games!

The FF standard is HIGH!


RPG fans don't like it when things are different.


dis


Not at all. Games like XII, XIII and XIII-2 have legitimate flaws.
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2 years ago#67
TheGreatPotato posted...
I guess after the mediocrity of 12, people wanted something interesting.


I'm going to go ahead and agree. FFXII is the only mainline FF where playing through the game felt like torture.
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2 years ago#68
People did expect too much of it.

It was the first next-gen FF, the first proper single-player numbered title after XII which divided the series and it had a lot of hype surrounding it.

It wasn't like the PS1 games, and people complained of it's linearity were all too quick to forget that X had just as much linearity, if not more and so felt let down.
2 years ago#69
TkShot posted...
I can understand where most people are coming from. We're so advanced in technology nowadays where we should have games that should meet our expectations.

Remember when VII first came out and people were mind blown how amazing of a game it could be just on the PS1?

I can't really judge XII on the PS2 because I never played it, but I can tell it did try something new with their whole battle system and game play based on looks.

I think XIII series really innovated us with just a good battle system and graphics. The story itself can be judged on your personal gaming preferences, but I can see where they're going with XIII. The XIII series is supposed to be like a modern movie with stereotypical characters that you could relate to with their own interpretation of their Final Fantasy world. XIII also has psychological traits like humanist themes and establishing one's worth. People complained about the linearity. They gave us XIII-2 with fixed game play, however I feel as if they damaged a great story that established in the first game. XIII clearly does a better job at story than gameplay, and hopefully Lightning Returns can balance between the two.

TL;DR, were you really disappointed in the XIII main series itself?


You should totes change your signature to this:

http://i.imgur.com/T2pVq.jpg
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2 years ago#70
Well now people know to expect not so much out of FF. If I were SE I would be sending Big T a thank you card for lowering the bar.
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