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#1 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 19 Sep 2010 17:50

You dig?

I just spent an amazing eight hours on beating a dungeon in FF12. The feeling of seeing the final boss crumble to its knees after hours of grinding really brings back memories of FFIV. They rarely make them like this they do. 8)
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#2 Post by Baby_Kürsch » 20 Sep 2010 21:55

Thats why I dont like Final Fantasy anymore. 8 hours in one dungeon is not a way I want to spend playing a game!! Lol I played Final Fantasy alot when I was younger though!
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#3 Post by jophelerks » 20 Sep 2010 22:43

I've got 40-odd hours in XII, but I need to train a bit to win the next boss battle. IV is most wonderful, ordered it a few days ago, hopefully I'll be getting it soon. X is also a most sexylicious game. And I plan on getting VIII soon 8)

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#4 Post by Cerbere » 21 Sep 2010 02:10

X was awesome, I've started XII but just haven't gotten as into it as I got into X, it probably just needs some more time.

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#5 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 21 Sep 2010 19:06

IV is most wonderful, ordered it a few days ago, hopefully I'll be getting it soon.


IV is indeed excellent. There isn't a single thing about this game which really stands out, but as a hole, it's very solid and thoroughly enjoyable. I played it on the snes back in the day and last year played through the remake on the DS. It was a great experience going back, because the graphical update and the cgi really do the game justice. I hope they'll do the same thing with FF6 one day.

Which version are you getting?
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#6 Post by jophelerks » 22 Sep 2010 17:04

Got it in the mail yesterday and already started playing it, it's as great as I remembered 8) It's the GBA version. How does VI rate, anyway? I thought V was far inferior to IV, haven't gotten around to playing VI yet.

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#7 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 22 Sep 2010 18:09

FF6 is my favorite in the series (together with 9). And contrary to FF7, it hasn't aged that much, even though it was released 16 years ago. The battlesystem is one of the best yet, and the characters are amongst the most memorable ones ever. The storytelling and the steampunk world are quite excellent. You're not saving the world because you want to save it, but because it's a world which deserves to be saved. That's quite an accomplishment for a 2D digital adventure.
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#8 Post by jophelerks » 22 Sep 2010 18:28

Wow, sounds awesome. I'll definitely have to get my hands on that one.

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#9 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 22 Sep 2010 19:02

Hey, have fun with it. The GBA-version is supposedly the best version on any system.
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#10 Post by jophelerks » 22 Sep 2010 22:37

Really? o.o Well awesome! Though admittedly, playing it on the SNES would be pretty wonderful. If I had one >_>

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#11 Post by rdyfrde » 25 Sep 2010 12:20

I like the series for the most part. Though it's had a few shitty games (FFII, FFVIII, FFX (for the characters)).

My favorite is....FFVII (shocking, I know). Though I also like FFVI and FFIV :)

The newer game's characters aren't that interesting to me. Too whiny from what I've seen in FFXII and FFXIII
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#12 Post by Palantyre » 25 Sep 2010 12:40

I generally dislike jrpgs in general, and am not that keen on the FF as a series either, but there's just something about FF 6 that makes me love it. Probably the great combination of really good storytelling, great characters and one of the best soundtracks in video game history. Seriously, Nobuo Uematsu is a genius.

Just started the game over last night actually, on a SNES emulator.
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#13 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 25 Sep 2010 12:52

I think the charachters in FF12 are excellent. Most of them have backstories which are quite interesting, with the exception of Vaan And Penelo - they're basically nobodies caught up in this adventure, yet they still manage to be likable.

FF13 is a different case. Excellent visuals, but the characters are lacking. The only real character-development is in the first half of the game. After that I found that I hardly cared wether most of them lived or died. The only exception was Shaasz, who remained an interesting character throughout the game.
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#14 Post by capitaohank » 11 Oct 2010 00:53

IV has a great story, but has major issues (specially the 5 dudes party). I'll go with the VI and VII folks.

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#15 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 17 Oct 2010 08:59

I agree that 6 is better, but what exactly is the problem with 4?
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#16 Post by ErHaO » 18 Oct 2010 22:55

I love this series, exept for that massive online crap, they should've just released those as spinnoffs instead of main entries... (some spinnoffs are actually pretty cool too, especially the PSP games Crisis Core and Disgaia). From the ones I've played, I liked VIII the most. Altough the drawing and GF system were kind of broken... But those issues didn't ruin the adventure for me though.

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#17 Post by JerryJones » 04 Mar 2011 11:25

This movie introduced the concept of the gaia, which I believe is a great metonymy for understanding how all life on earth shares a common spirit. As far as the animation is concerned, this is the most realistic description of human characters to date generated by a computer. People enjoy these type of animations.

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#18 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 04 Mar 2011 17:25

Actually the concept was introduced in FF7 as the lifestream... They just took it from there and incorporated it into teh movie.
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#19 Post by Cerbere » 23 May 2011 22:30

General consensus on X? I fucking love this game.

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#20 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 24 May 2011 18:36

Dunno if there's a consensus, I just know I didn't like it. I gave the game another try early this year, but quit playing after 8 hours.
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#21 Post by Edain » 26 May 2011 22:52

No way a consensus, VII is sheer endless awesomeness packed into one game. C'mon, it's got Sephiroth! Weapon attacking Midgar and Fort Junon! The minigames (defending Fort Condor e.g.)! The characters (freakshow featuring Vincent, Nanaki, Cait Sith)!

Next in line would be VIII I guess. I like how they tried a more "mature" look and story.
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#22 Post by Cerbere » 27 May 2011 03:46

From what I've seen there's a whole lot of dislike towards X, and I wasn't sure why. I wasn't saying it was better than VII or VIII, though.

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#23 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 28 May 2011 08:45

Dunoo about the rest of the world, I just found the charachters unapealing and the storyline mundane. FF is all about interesting ppl and involving storylines, and nether of those were found in X.

The next one XII was awesome, though.
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#24 Post by jophelerks » 30 May 2011 21:29

I liked X, but it wasn't one of my favorites. I was really into it the first time I played it, but it doesn't really have any replay value for me. XII was indeed awesome, as well as IV and VIII. Especially VIII. Squall is the shit, whereas Tidus is a pansy.

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#25 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 03 Jun 2011 19:13

Teaser-trailer from FFXIII-2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX13EvNS9cI

By using the pause function:

- Lightning, Vanille, Hope and Yun Fang return
- Some new characters (which kinda goes without saying)
- Battlesystem looks the same, though there are new paradigms
- Town!
- Chocobo and moogle!
- Less linearity in dungeons (the one map shown has a huge sidepath, bigger than anything in the game before)

All in all it looks like this is going to be worth my while. It seems like they listened to the community and corrected what people felt wrong with the first part, and kept what made it great. So I am excited.
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