Is this going to be another case of "this is the last chance I give Square"?
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^ Normally, I'd agree with you. I played WoW and after 8 months, I wondered, "why....what the hell was that for?"
Just one look at a battle video and I'm instantly bored to death
MMO's boredom rinse & repeat
They could have tied up the loose ends with making a competent XIII-2 game to begin with.
Hell, they could have also made a DLC ending. Would have pissed a lot of people off but whatever. Par for the course.
They made this game in the desperation to pull in more $ to make up for the loss of revenue that FF XIV has taken since the XIII series can recycle stuff from the original XIII and reuse Crystal Tools engine to cut costs. Plain & simple
Magical_Moogles posted...Final Fantasy XIII doesn't suck because it's *different*. In actual fact I wouldn't say it's a bad game -- just a very average (or below average) RPG which is below typical standards of the FF series. For me there are notable gameplay flaws such as the linearity, the repetitiveness of the battles, the uninteresting story and annoying characters. It doesn't offer a complete Final Fantasy experience, and the production team quite clearly cut corners so they could offer pristine graphics. Final Fantasy XIII was a commercial success but probably among the first of the main-series to not be critically successful. Final Fantasy XIII-2 didn't fare much better either. The company know that the original game was lackluster which is why they developed FFXIII-2 to try and fix the problems that were apparent in the original. Again, it has NOTHING to do with being different. Fans of the series are criticising this compilation because they are average at best. Fans who don't like FFXII for being different or for other personal reasons do acknowledge that critically there is a good game there --It's just not their cup o' tea. FFXII divided fans, but it didn't receive quite as big a backlash as FFXIII or FFXIII-2.
Actually I think you're right about the battles. It's not any worse off than other FF games. I think all the FF games could be a bit more strategic and challenging. The strategy of a battle relies entirely on the timing of when to paradigm shift, and it's not enough. The problem isn't entirely based on the fact that auto-battle is a solution to every battle either (with a few exceptions). I think the reason why it felt more repetitive is because you are running down these narrow corridors with nothing to do but fight monsters. There are no secrets or places to explore, there's no towns or branching stories/sidequests. The fact that the game revolves entirely on "fight and run", is what I feel the only reason why the battles felt more repetitive.
Ill give her a Sonny With a Chance.
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i really wish people would stop hating on ffxi just because it was a mmo. especially when large majority of ffxi haters never even played the game, they just gonna hate cause it's different. when i first found out about it being a mmo, my first reaction was to hate too, but i decided to give it a try, and i'm glad i did.
despite the issues with the game nowadays, anyone who actually plays the game, and even those who quit knows that when it comes to lore and story FFXI works hard to live up to the Final fantasy legacy, and is more deserving of the final fantasy title than any of the games that came after it.....haters wouldn't know that tho, because they are too busy blinded by irrational hatred.
as for the topic, honestly i really disliked ff13, the story was all over the place and poorly written and handled. the characters were only a slight improvement over the bland ones in 12, but due to the pacing of the game being a lot faster than other FFs they are only partially fleshed out, and it makes it hard to care about them and their struggle. the battle system was ok it's just the party AI is really stupid(won't heal, or healing people already near full hp) and the whole battle is lost if the character you control dies( what's the point in giving you a tank role, if the AI is going to walk your characters over and stand them next to the tank so they can eat AoE?). it just wasn't what i came to expect from final fantasy. final fantasy was a bad final fantasy, but the gameplay made up for the bland story and characters, and made it a good game on it's own. 13 is just a mediocre game on it's own.
i still havn't beaten 13-2 but i don't like it because it messes up 13's already subpar story and replaces it with "wtf?". the gameplay is better, but the writing takes the 13 series to a new low. it's like toilken writing another lotr book, and in it aliens go back in time and steal the one ring so frodo and gang have to go to the future to get it back, and it rewrites the events of return of the king to frodo and aragon's time travelling adventures.
all that said, i'm a sucker for final fantasy, lightning returns is probably going to be more garbage, but i have to try it to find out for myself, even if it only serves to push me further away from the series.
The weak die out and the strong survive....which are you?
Square Enix obviously have lost their way; they can[t make good games anymore, let alone being a shining example in JRPG's.
-13, 13-2, Hitman, Sleeping dogs are good games...
-Versus is coming. Stop doubting.
-14 was a disaster. Doesn't mean that they lost their way. Be glad they actually try to fix the problem rather than letting it die out.
-At least 2M people would want this sequel (just guessing). Also this game didn't destroy the fanbase. Ever since X-2 this fanbase had imploded.
-Versus, Type-0, and 15 will be redemption. Just watch.
Versus XIII is coming in 2014, BO2 will be awesome, and PS4/Xbox 720 is coming in Dec. 2013. Lightning Return will be super awesome.
when it comes to lore and story FFXI works hard to live up to the Final fantasy legacy, and is more deserving of the final fantasy title than any of the games that came after it.
That's hardly saying much
No, that was XIII-2.
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