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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JoshF, Feb 5, 2003.
I'm sort of looking forward to this game, but what they've done with the FFX characters is bizarre. Yuna as a pop-singing dual-gun-toting badass? Er, OK Square aren't totally immune from doing bad games (The Bouncer, FF8) but their hit rate is way, way above average. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt until I see it. Even if it does have jumping puzzles (urgh).
The game is suspicious of either being a brilliant set of divergent elements brought together or of being a total bust. They pulled it off with Kingdom Hearts, though. The movies I have seen of gameplay seem pretty cool. Hard to tell without playing it, of course.
Dave- I'd argue that comment about FF8. Artistically (music, art, graphics, CGI, storyline) the game was beautiful. The main problem was that it was a bit too complex (the Junction system is VERY good and VERY effective, albeit hard to understand). Spend a lot of time with the Junction system to learn how it works and you can be undefeatable by the second disc. Though the Bouncer did suck. At least it looked great and had DD5.1 in cutscenes. I'm looking forward to FFX-2. I'm interested in seeing what they did with it.
Being the huge Final Fantasy fan that I am, I'll probably have to get it. Hell, I've got the Yojimbo action figure sitting on top of my T.V.
Tokyopia's initial impressions of the Japanese release of FFX-2 Best quote:
I read part of an interview with somebody involved with this game, and they said they took so many liberties with it in terms of style, gameplay, etc. because it was a sequel, something they've never done, and they didn't have any real constraints. Hopefully, it's not really THAT bad. BTW, anyone know how long it is? EDIT: Actually, I don't trust this review. Why? Because they say this:
We'll see, we'll see. I remember reading bad reviews of FFX and Kingdom Hearts, and I love them both.
I will at least say the writer has a knack for comedy. The impressions from Tokyopia were a riot.
count me in for the not looking forward to its. i guess i just don't understand why they decided to make a direct sequel to FFX- essentially the worst FF ever (so i say, anyway). i'm (only) just over 40 hours into it and have found it to be the most linear rpg ever, and it has about the worst rpg story ever: i'm about to stop reading/listening to the story altogether, and i've never skipped through a single line of text in all of the rpgs that i've played. battles are getting really old, and the upgrade systems, aside from the sphere grid, are worthless (time to upgrade my weapon/aeon- ok, lemme see just how many items i don't have for that upgrade). i also read that they're using the same voices...i don't get this. aside from lulu and auron, the acting is terrible. and even lulu and auron aren't very good, they're just enough not to make me hate them. and hopefully the awful sphere puzzles won't make it into this game (which are tremendously not clever and incredibly boring). unless it gets amazing reviews, i think i'll skip this one. i've played a pretty good number of rpgs, and aside from beyond the beyond FFX is the worst of them. i don't care what events transpire after the ending of FFX; i don't even care what happens from the point i'm at now to the end of if. boo square!
I stumbled across this wallpaper today, and while not a direct FFX-2 image, it is certainly inspired by the new Yuna... -Dave
Well, I disagree with a number of people in here, in that I enjoyed FFVIII (though not as much as the others in the series, probably just because I felt let down after VII.. I'll need to play it again sometime), and I thoroughly enjoyed FFX, as did my girlfriend (who just finished a playthrough). While I am leery of the redesigns and what I've heard, I have been looking forward to this game, and think the idea of sequels to the "Final" Fantasies is a great idea, especially when a game (such as FFX or KH) ends on such an open-ended concept. Anyways. Didn't mean to go on about it, I just wanted to say I'm looking forward to it.
Honestly for me I will buy it and play it through just because ti is final fantasy, that series ahs had so many hits i dont want to risk missing one just because a few people might not like it. also as far as i know I am not int he majority of people when i say FF4 was the absolute best P.S Jamie its cool to see another member from St John's, I thought there were only 2 of us, but it appears there are at elast 3.
I have to agree that FFVIII was pretty disappointing, after I played pass the first disc it just got boring and I had no clue where to go at certain times. When I did figure it out the story just got boring. When I got the demo disc for FFVIII I was really hyped..the beginning sequence was great...after that it went downhill for me. To be honest, I feel that FFX is the best Final Fantasy since FFVI(aka FF3 in the US). To this day I think that FFVII is overhyped....it seems that people who never played (great)RPGs before or those who didn't play the previous Final Fantasies are the ones that give FFVII the most praise. The real gamers know that the highpoint for the Final Fantasy series was FFVI and the previous FFs. I'm not knocking FFVII but the major thing it had going for it was its graphics. I just got FFX-2 and I haven't gotten a chance to get past the intro...but it does look kinda cheesy with the whole Crossroads(3 chicks) vibe goin on. I'll play a little and give my impressions this weekend.