Anyone else think the story sounds really interesting?

#1theofficefan99Posted 4/29/2013 5:00:07 PM
Setting:

"Final Fantasy Versus XIII takes place in modern times. However, the city state home of Noctis Lucis Caelum is the only location in the game that has reached modern civilization. The rest of the games' world isn't as advanced and still remains in the Medieval period. The reason for this divide is due to a cold war over the last crystal, which Noctis Lucis Caelum's city state owns. Noctis Lucis Caelum's city state has protected the last crystal for centuries and is run by a royal family that functions like the modern day Yakuza.

The other nations each had their own crystals long ago, but they lost them due continued war. They have since been in a cold war where they have focused their resources on weapons development rather than on development of their culture. As a result, they all remain in the Medieval period culturally, but are modern in regards to owning weapons such as modern firearms, modern airships, tanks, nuclear warheads and robotic bipeds.

The design of the city state home of Noctis Lucis Caelum is influenced by modern Tokyo. It is specifically meant to be a detailed replication of the city's bustling Shinjuku and Shibuya areas, which are also home to the headquarters of Square Enix. Director Tetsuya Nomura has said that he passes through these areas every day and thinks they're cool, so he took the chance to make use of them as material for Final Fantasy Versus XIII."

Plot:

"Final Fantasy Versus XIII involves Noctis Lucis Caelum, a prince descended from an ancient lineage of royalty. His home country is an isolated and highly developed city state, which has his father as king. This city state holds the world's last crystal. The city state is in isolation of the outside world due to a desire to protect itself from all other nations. The story begins at the end of a long cold war.

Unexpectedly, another nation invades Noctis' city state and steals the world's last crystal for their own. Once news of the crystal's capture spreads worldwide, it ignites a global conflict as all other nations begin to want the crystal for themselves and therefore send their military to capture it. Against this backdrop of a world at war, Noctis and his closest friends embark on an epic journey to try and get the crystal back."

Presentation:

"Director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that the characters of Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be the most realistic and believable in the Final Fantasy series and they will talk and behave like people from the real world. Also, their personalities and mannerisms will be very realistic and unlike what one would normally expect from a Final Fantasy cast.
Jun Akiyama will be responsible for the portrayal of the characters in the Real-Time Events (RTEs) and their facial expressions and body mannerisms in the pre-rendered FMVs. The reason Jun Akiyama was chosen was due to his experience directing the event scenes in Final Fantasy XII. Tetsuya Nomura believes the main characters and supporting characters of Final Fantasy XII felt like real people rather than the anime archetypes one would normally associate with the Final Fantasy series."

I think the story sounds really interesting and I think it'll be very well-presented.

What about you guys?
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#2Panda_KunPosted 4/29/2013 5:52:55 PM
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.
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#3theofficefan99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 6:19:49 PM
Panda_Kun posted...
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.


I don't think that was ever stated. The only time light was mentioned was in the Noctis and Stella conversation about them being able to see the lights in the night sky.
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#4RasukouPosted 4/29/2013 6:30:45 PM
Panda_Kun posted...
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.


Actually, the dichotomy is: myth VERSUS real.

Courtesy of Kazushige Nojima, if he actually said those words.
#5Panda_KunPosted 4/29/2013 6:40:29 PM
Pretty sure there was but oh well. *shrugs*

I think you're just building alot of unecessary hype. Sure, it sounds cool and all but we really haven't seen nothing yet.
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#6zombie_basher13Posted 4/29/2013 6:45:20 PM
Panda_Kun posted...
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.


Dude the main quote for the game is "Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so." This won't be typical good vs. evil, light versus dark. It sounds like a story about war and reality.
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#7theofficefan99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 6:46:55 PM
zombie_basher13 posted...
Panda_Kun posted...
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.


Dude the main quote for the game is "Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so." This won't be typical good vs. evil, light versus dark. It sounds like a story about war and reality.


Which is why it sounds so interesting.
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"Dyin' is easy. It's the livin' that's hard..." Grim Reaper, Maximo vs. The Army of Zin
#8Panda_KunPosted 4/29/2013 7:16:28 PM
zombie_basher13 posted...
Panda_Kun posted...
It's light versus dark. Like we haven't seen that already. And developers usually always makes the game sound way cooler than what it really is. Usually.


Dude the main quote for the game is "Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so." This won't be typical good vs. evil, light versus dark. It sounds like a story about war and reality.


Dooddd. That quote is liek so old. We don't even know if they're sticking to it still. Much like what officebrah posted, how do we know the stort hasn't changed? We got nothing besides old quotes and older trailers. But hey, don't let me ruin your perfect image of Versus. I like being negative so I can be pleasantly surprised if I am wrong
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You, who taste worse than s***, can keep eating s*** until you turn to s*** yourself."
#9PillsberyDoeManPosted 4/29/2013 7:32:10 PM
theofficefan99 posted...
"Director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that the characters of Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be the most realistic and believable in the Final Fantasy series and they will talk and behave like people from the real world. Also, their personalities and mannerisms will be very realistic and unlike what one would normally expect from a Final Fantasy cast.
Jun Akiyama will be responsible for the portrayal of the characters in the Real-Time Events (RTEs) and their facial expressions and body mannerisms in the pre-rendered FMVs. The reason Jun Akiyama was chosen was due to his experience directing the event scenes in Final Fantasy XII. Tetsuya Nomura believes the main characters and supporting characters of Final Fantasy XII felt like real people rather than the anime archetypes one would normally associate with the Final Fantasy series."

we'll see... we'll see...
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EDIT: not so much anymore... (4/28/11)
#10RasukouPosted 4/29/2013 7:40:09 PM
Got him confused with Jun Fukuyama. I thought, "Lelouch is in this game?!!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOf_7Ej_aM

Then again, Fukuyama also voices this dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyg9k0fgvJ8

Yeah . . .