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Final Fantasy XIII / Final Fantasy XIII-2: Love it or Hate it
« on: May 04, 2012, 04:27:05 AM »
Obvious spoilers ahoy if you have not finished Final Fantasy XIII-2!!!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released to answer fan's complaints about the first game. For those that didn't enjoy Final Fantasy XIII or were disappointed with some aspects of it, I'd like to hear your thoughts about the sequel if you played it!

Please don't only post "I loved it" or "I hated it." If you are going to post, please post a full opinion. I'm not asking that you post an essay stating every single aspect of why you loved or hated it, just that you elaborate more than just blatantly says "It rocks/sucks."

I just finished it yesterday, and I loved every second of it. It was a significant improvement in all aspects that FFXIII lacked. While I wish I could have played more than just Serah and Noel for the entire game, I grew to like them, even moreso than the original characters from FFXIII.

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Current Generation / What are your: Top 5 video game soundtracks?
« on: December 10, 2011, 07:29:45 PM »
I don't think there's been a topic like this.  :D Instead of us posting a billion different tracks from every game in history, post the game and then the particular track you like from that game. So if I worded that wrong:

1) Game: ________, Track: _________. (Naming the composer and giving a link to the track is optional)

Final Fantasy games are not allowed to be mentioned, giving that we already have two different topics on that matter.

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Current Generation / Most under appreciated games of all time?
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:53:04 AM »
What's a game you've played that was completely enjoyable, yet was hated or was vastly under appreciated by a good majority of people? Or perhaps a game that no one has even heard about, but for those who did, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hated it.

All games apply, including Final Fantasy titles (if any >_>).

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Current Generation / Favorite Boss Fights in any video game?
« on: August 15, 2011, 07:51:39 PM »
(That includes Final Fantasy)

We've all had them. We kept that one save file right before the boss fight. Why? It's either because it was a challenging fight, it represented an epic battle in terms of the story, or the music that played during it was probably just plain awesome. But it's always the one boss that you'll keep coming back to every once and a while.

So what are your favorite boss fights? If you plan on elaborating further, mark it as a spoiler please. :) There's no limit to how many you can put.

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The 3-Dimensional Era / FFX-2: Love it or Hate it?
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:12:39 PM »
The first sequel in the series, Final Fantasy X-2, was a controversial one indeed. Bringing a much more lighter tune to Spira compared to the much darker predecessor.

Did you enjoy playing this game, or did you hate every second, minute and hour playing it? Or are you in limbo and can't decide?

Personally, I enjoyed this game. I enjoyed the reintroduction of the job system that was apparently missing since Final Fantasy V and liked the fact that you can change it up on the spot in the middle of combat and add a little more strategy to battles. The battle system is easily one of my favorites in the series.

I wish the same could be said about the story. I know the "depressing and dark" theme of Spira is now gone, but I feel this game felt a little too... flamboyant, at times. I did, however, like the more upbeat feel of Yuna now and Paine felt like an interesting contrast to Yuna and Rikku!

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The Good Old Days / FFIV: Love it or Hate it?
« on: August 19, 2010, 10:49:42 PM »
If you had to pick, would you say you love the game, or hate the game? Explain the reasons why you feel this strongly about the game in this thread and share your opinions.

It still remains my third favorite FF.  I love the characters, the story of redemption, the music and the gameplay. It had great villains and playing it again these days gives me that nostalgic feeling. It also spawned one of the greatest insults in the history of gaming. Tellah's insult is a FF monument. xD Can't say much because I haven't played it in a while, but I'll expand once I finish the DS version again.

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The 3-Dimensional Era / FFVIII: Love it or Hate it?
« on: August 19, 2010, 10:40:07 PM »
If you had to pick, would you say you love the game, or hate the game or you feel like your in the middle? Explain the reasons why you feel this strongly about the game in this thread and share your opinions.

I loved this game. I thought the story was good, nothing special. I think FFVIII’s soundtrack is one of the best. There are so many varying moods and atmospheres expressed through the instrumental pieces composed by the one and only Nobuo Uematsu. The music is truly meaningful when you get into the story and listening to it brings back a lot of fond memories. The gameplay is sort of easy and Drawing is actually quite annoying. I don't hate the Junction System, but I sort of found it confusing the first time I played it for some reason. X)

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Well, it looks like Final Fantasy XIII was a disappointment for some. What do you think could have made Final Fantasy XIII more fun for yourself whether or not you enjoyed it or not. :)

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The 3-Dimensional Era / FFVII: Love it or Hate it?
« on: July 01, 2010, 06:57:57 PM »
If you had to pick, would you say you love the game, or hate the game? Explain the reasons why you feel this strongly about the game in this thread and share your opinions. Please try and elaborate on your posts.

The character roster is incredible. Whether you love him or hate him, Cloud is probably the best protagonist the series has ever seen. A man acclimatised to the ravages of war, fittingly playing the role of a mercenary in a dystopian world where morality is so cheaply compromised. Then there's the iconic death of
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Players had never experienced the death of a
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and were thrown a curveball when it did happen. I myself was left stunned by it, I kept thinking "No, surely not. Surely Cloud's dreaming." A stunning plot twist and Square deserve huge credit for such an incredibly gutsy move that paid huge dividents to the player's experience and indeed the entire series.

The visual and gameplay design may look a bit outdated now but were great for it's time. It felt like the FFXIII of today.  ;D

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The 3-Dimensional Era / FFIX: Love it or Hate it?
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:28:32 PM »
If you had to pick, would you say you love the game, or hate the game? Explain the reasons why you feel this strongly about the game in this thread and share your opinions. Please make sure you elaborate with a full opinion. It's not asking for anything big, just to avoid spam posts.

To me, Final Fantasy IX seems to be the last true final fantasy in a while. To elaborate, I mean it brings back the roots of the series. Final Fantasy IX is simply an adorable game, and is everything you could hope for in a Final Fantasy. I liked it because of its environment. I like the games based off fantasy like this. What's more I throughly enjoyed the side quests be it playing cards, hunting for treasure, or catching frogs. And of course I absolutely loved the characters. It was very refreshing to come away from the drama in VII and VIII and instead encounter lighthearted conversations. The references to older FF games were also a bonus- e.g. "No cloud or squall shall hinder us!" Having Moogles to save your game was just soooooooooooooo cute! How can you not like Moogles?

No offense, but anyone who hates this is nearly insane.  :o

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The 3-Dimensional Era / FFX: Love it or Hate it?
« on: June 18, 2010, 09:38:56 PM »
If you had to pick, would you say you love the game, or hate the game? Explain the reasons why you feel this strongly about the game in this thread and share your opinions.

X is my third favorite ff game (behind VIII and IX). I think it is brilliant. The storyline is fantastic, because it is clear and straightforward. I also find it to be fascinating. The characters are wonderful; Tidus drives me a little crazy, but this is only because of his horrible voice and clothing. His personality and love for Yuna makes him rather charming. Yuna is beautiful and sweet, and I think the romance between her and Tidus is just amazing. Rikku is one of my favorites as well because she is adorable and fun, a good counter to one of the ore serious characters. Lulu's air of mystery and *ahem* well-endowed assets make her a memorable character. Kimahri, Auron and Wakka are all great characters as well.

As for the battle system, I personally love the turn-based play. This may be because fast paced games freak me out, but it makes strategic battling much easier. As for difficulty of battles, i think X is one of the toughest. VII and XIII were both very easy to beat for me. VIII is tough, but not too much so. I haven't played every ff so I can't say which is hardest, but I believe there are quite a few boss battles in X that make it very tough.

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Final Fantasy XII / FFXII: Love it or Hate it?
« on: June 18, 2010, 03:27:52 AM »
Well, I saw that there was discussion of FFXII in the FFXIII: Love it or Hate it topic. I guess this could become some kind of forum fad where people can give their opinions about the game? Please don't make posts just saying I LOVE IT or I HATE IT. If you are going to post, please post with a fair opinion.

So what was yours about Final Fantasy XII?

I love this game. I loved the Hunts as they were a great time waster. And the loot-selling system was more realistic than monsters just happening to drop cash. The License Board infuriated me. It was like an extremely lazy version of the Sphere Grid. The Gambit System was a pretty good idea, it went along well with the combat style. The espers were absolutely useless unless you met all the requirements for their final attacks, which weren't really that great anyway. And I couldn't stand Quickenings. Hardly ever used them.

I also love how the story is more serious and political compared to other Final Fantasy titles. No more of the love interactions between characters, the political story in this game kept me at the edge of my seat at all times. There just isn't any character interaction between Vaan and Penelo after certain points in the game, which I sort of hated.

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Surely I can't be the only one who doesn't like the rating system Square Enix put in this game? I've liked it before and didn't really care too much about it... but now that I'm fighting the marks in the game, I've come to dislike it.

This game puts a high standard on the players, and I have to admit that I'm still not grasping the battle controls 100%. I'm fighting the first mark in Titan's Trials and I refuse to believe I suck so badly that I'm having no stars or anything from this.

In conclusion, I also don't understand the meaning of this. Score, time limit? What this exactly do? Other than gaining CP and TP after batlles; I can't grasp what this system means. I mean, it doesn't keep track of your scores so why care about it?

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Final Fantasy XIII / FFXIII: Love it or Hate it? [ SPOILERS ]
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:07:17 AM »
I completed it two days ago, so here's my final, overall verdict. I neither love it or hate it. I'm in the middle. I enjoyed most parts of the game. Others, not so much. There have been much discrepancy surrounding this game and I'm not surprised. It's a brave move forwards from the old JRPG mold which was always bound to polarise views.

On the story - it is not the best I have seen, but still typical of an epic Final Fantasy storyline anyhow. The setting and lore is certainly interesting - particularly everything to do with the Fal'Cie, Cocoon, War of Transgression etc. Just like FFXII, a lot of attention was put into setting and story that makes FFXIII a highlight over its current JRPG competitors. Unfortunately I did not like everything. Some aspects of the story I found disappointing
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On the gameplay - the linearity wasn't torturous. Even in the earlier chapters there was still gameplay there. However, until Chapter 11, the game just feels like a marathon of battles and the odd cutscenes. As the player you just seem to be rushing forwards, determined to reach the finishing line. It did help the story flow quickly and efficiently though, but up until you are free to do sidequests later and to run around, it was a bit limited in terms of gameplay. The battle system can be praised. It was more dynamic, albeit made a little easier compared to previous games.

On the visuals and music - they are mostly spectacular. The graphics are as astonishing as ever and there are a handful of beautiful CGI sequences embedded. SE really have paid a lot of attention to visuals. The soundtrack is not the best out there, but it did the job well. I do wish the more traditional themes are there, such as the Prologue opening theme and the battle victory jingle.

My question to you is: Did you like FFXIII or not?  ;D

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Sandsea / Lucky Lucky
« on: September 21, 2009, 07:00:48 PM »
Yes... haha at the title ::)
Do you ever believe in luck? Has any moment of your life had lucky or unlucky moments? Do you ever feel as though you are lucky, or just plain unlucky?

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