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So..I went back to FF XII after a 5 year break..

#1pinkshredderPosted 5/3/2013 11:12:48 PM
And one of the few things I totally forgot about when it comes to most PS2 games is how horrible the camera controls are compared to today's games.

Not only am I not able to change the controls for the camera, but in tight spaces, the camera just goes crazy haha. I honestly haven't seen that happen in a long time and it's one of those things I'll never miss. =P
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#2kel25Posted 5/3/2013 11:17:29 PM
Were the camera controls really that bad? There were a lot of things I disliked about FF XII but I don't remember ever having problems with the camera. I might have to check some Let's Play videos for the game sometime to see how bad it really is.
#3pinkshredder(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2013 11:29:21 PM(edited)
When I think back to when I bought the game and played it a ton, the camera wasn't at all what I had problems with. My biggest issue was trying to figure out the whole gambit system and how to actually use it to my advantage and learn to stay alive.

But yeah, the camera is reversed. So moving the right stick left rotates the camera right and moving it right rotates the camera left which I'm definitely not used. And moving the stick up moves the camera up etc.. So I guess if you like those controls, then your set =P.

Apparently, I'm not the only one! This is all the way in 2009.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/459841-final-fantasy-xii/50740748

Also, I played this game a lot, but never really got that far. I think I was a little too young at the time to really get the gambit system working and slowly forgot most of the story lol. I wasn't really into it like was for FF 7 and 8.
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#4CynicalNaivetePosted 5/4/2013 12:57:57 AM(edited)
FFXII is my least favorite post-8 bit era Final Fantasy game (not counting spin-offs), but I don't remember having camera issues. I like having left move the camera left and so forth, too, but I can't remember if FFXII inverted the direction or not. Most Japanese games do, which I can see making sense for vertical, but I absolutely hate inverted horizontal camera controls.
#5TheBonfiniPosted 5/4/2013 1:06:29 AM
Camera was tolerable since the way you set up the battle system it's automatic anyways. I thought it was a clever battle system.
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#6GodzFollowerPosted 5/4/2013 2:17:32 AM
TheBonfini posted...
Camera was tolerable since the way you set up the battle system it's automatic anyways. I thought it was a clever battle system.


I agree I had fun with it and the customization with the different weapons and everything. It was also rly fun to hunt down and kill the espers, even though they were basically useless later on.
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#7ThamauturgePosted 5/4/2013 3:13:13 AM
FFXII is truly one of the greatest FF games ever made.
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#8theofficefan99Posted 5/4/2013 7:06:24 AM
FFXII was the only game I needed multiple long breaks to get through. It was a pretty painful experience for me. Replayed it, and it's an okay game, but definitely not a good/great one.
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#9TheRavenKCPosted 5/4/2013 7:38:09 AM
I tried to play this a few months ago but my PS2 won't load it for some reason. ):
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#10servb0tsPosted 5/4/2013 7:46:32 AM
FFXII is in my top 5 favorite Final Fantasy. I wish they made FFXII Internaional HD on PS3.
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