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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: September 15, 2011, 07:22:13 AM
This game has insane production values, I wouldn't be surprised if it had the highest budget for a PSP game ever.

That's because it is. =)

The game been development for 3-4 years and on 2 UMD's due to the Director not wanting to cut content. The Dev staff making the game as if were a hiqh FF mainline title.

Jeremy Parish has a hands-on:

http://www.1up.com/previews/tgs-final-fantasy-type-0-dark_6http://www.1up.com/previews/tgs-final-fantasy-type-0-dark_6
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 15, 2011, 01:24:56 AM
TGS Trailer:

http://gamingeverything.com/?p=9187

Digging Hope's new look (though he's looks like a salaryman now lol), and Snow's alright.

BTW, according to some Japanese speakers you can change Leaders now!

Changing leaders on the fly?

Yes.
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: September 15, 2011, 12:56:28 AM
Awesome TGS trailer here:

http://gamingeverything.com/?p=9184
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 15, 2011, 12:54:48 AM
TGS Trailer:

http://gamingeverything.com/?p=9187

Digging Hope's new look (though he's looks like a salaryman now lol), and Snow's alright.

BTW, according to some Japanese speakers you can change Leaders now!
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 11, 2011, 03:52:06 PM
I'm pretty optimistic about FFXIII-2, not only working "time-travel" into the game the "right" way, but looks like the Dev staff seriously addressed most issues (pacing, level design structure and lack of player control in general). It's more gameplay focused nature (like FFV and X-2 but not as extreme) will probably sit better most people.
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 09, 2011, 11:31:45 PM

Sounds like it's just domain squatting.
67  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 04, 2011, 05:57:12 PM
In XIII-2 Light was summoned to the other world to protect Etro. I don't know what she's protecting her from but something obviously goes wrong and that is why Noel comes back. On second thought, it might be the guy with the purple her from the reveal trailer. They show him fighting with Lightning so he's probably the threat.
The monsters that are attacking the village at the begining of the last trailer are coming through some kind of portal so I'm guessing they're also coming from the future.

I actually think they are coming from the Valhalla (the world Lightning is in) to Pulse in the past where Serah and co are and eventually destroy mankind at some point. This would link both Lighning, Serah and Noel situation together rather nicely.
68  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 04, 2011, 01:41:04 PM
Personally, I'm also more interested in the gameplay (as you seem to be implying) than the story. I don't think I've really seen FF as games to play mainly for story after VI itself, and even that was more "IV WAS AN AWESOME GAME AND ALL THOSE OTHER SQUARESOFT GAMES WERE AWESOME AND THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME TOO." Too bad maturity's only half the reason I don't think like that anymore, but that's beside the point. Anyways, if the gameplay turns out great I'm definitely onboard, as long as the execution is TOLERABLE (and it probably will be, or at least not as grating as SO4) then I'll give the game a fair chance.

Yeah, that was what I was implying.  We all know the story is gonna SUCK, no matter what amount of turn-around they can manage with XIII's train-wreck plot.  I hope I am wrong, but I dont' really have much hope for the story to turn out OK based on the current spoilers. 

On the other hand, they can still redeem themselves with expansive environment, big cities and good combat.  The trailer makes the game look promising in those aspects.

The stuff in Jump isn't a spoiler, it's the basic plot of the game. Everything written there was all implied by past trailers and the E3 demo that the party would be moving through time. FFXIII's plot itself is mostly done and FFXIII-2 is more it's only thing like FFX-2.

How well FFXIII-2 plot turns out will definitely depend on it's execution, but look at it this way: since the Dev team is introducing the concept of time-travel right in first few hours of the game like in CT and not some dumb mild-way plot twist for shock value, the theme will probably be used in a meaningful fashion.




He said ENTIRELY on Pulse.

But do ruins really count? =P
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 2 IS Remake on: September 04, 2011, 01:07:15 PM
The MegaTen games ARE generally good about allowing you to control the encounter rate. Nevertheless, the post-PS2 MegaTens >>> Pre-PS2 MegaTens on average, and it's showing with how critics thus far are receiving the game.

You mean in terms of reception or encounter rate?

It's mind-boggling that P2 Eternal Punishment could get 8s and 9s when it came out for PS1, and this is getting 5s and 6s, and while it's not the same game, it's nearly identical in style. Even Nocturne got great reviews when it came out....and suddenly people are complaining about the encounter rate for this? I guess people really want their hand held nowadays.

To be fair RPGs and game industry in general has changed since then. People now are much less likely excuse pitfalls and clunky gameplay of yesteryear like that, especially when a Remake should smooth this stuff out. One of the reasons P3 and 4 were so well receive is because a lot of these issues were streamlined or fixed.

Anyway, if there's way to lower encounters to more manageable levels, it won't much of a problem then.
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 04, 2011, 12:53:59 PM
Neither of those were sequels to generally reviled games, and you DID see posthumous backlash like this to Chrono Cross anyway.

With recent spoiler, looks like the plot of this game is gonna go down the drain.  Plus the monster collection mechanics aka toS2. 

However, I will still buy the game though, looks like miles better than 13 itself.

When gamers heard that you would only be using 3 party members in FFX-2 for the whole game there was quite a bit of an uproar. It turn-out well end with it having the best battle system and gameplay in the series since FFV.

The very same could happen with FFXIII-2 since it has the elements, it just needs to be less linear. SE isn't Namco either and is known for having their crazy game mechanics work, so I think we should havee some faith there.



I will be sold if FFXIII-2 is entirely on Pulse...

We already know that this isn't the case. The whole playable demo they've shown takes place on cocoon and Light is in an entirely different universe.

Actually, it does take place on Pulse the area in the E3 demo was just one of ruins of Cocoon.  The E3 also had Noel making use of Time Gates to travel to sections the of area the party couldn't reach.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 03, 2011, 10:59:00 PM
I'm being cautiously optimistic myself. And a LOT of this has to do with how SE's been over the last several years, at this point it looks entirely possible that their Eidos content will be the great stuff while the rest is either trash, non-existant, or Dragon Quest.

I dunno, while their console offerings haven't been great (Front Mission Evolved and Mind Jack) but their hand-held games are some of the best on DS and PSP. Even T3B despite it's terrible plot had great gameplay which makes it miles better than PE2.
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 03, 2011, 10:39:47 PM
Well if that's the case then it probably doesn't what kind of plot FFXIII-2 had anyway, it would be heavily (and probably unfairly) criticized till it came out. I'm not big a fan of FFXIII either (more neutral), but in the end this different game much like FFX and FFX-2.
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 2 IS Remake on: September 03, 2011, 09:56:44 PM
I pre-ordered this.

Looks very slick and fun.

I just hope the encounter rate is humane

It's worse than Digital Devil Saga.

Ugh, I'm not so sure if want this now. I have a very low tolerance random encounters nowadays especially high ones.
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 03, 2011, 09:54:35 PM
New info provided by Jump:

Code:
Noel is from the future. He's the last surviving human from his time.
Lightning continues fighting as a knight protecting a shrine of the goddess Etro in Valhalla now.

Yep, this game is dumb. This reminds me that I still have to sell my copy of XIII... I should buy a pizza with the money I can get.

;9

So not a fan of Radiant Historia or, Chrono Trigger? Because this pretty much the same basic premise. Don't see anything wrong with it.

Also this more like background info rather than spoiler since SE revealed it.
75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: September 01, 2011, 05:48:05 PM
65 New screenshots:

http://www.andriasang.com/e/galleries/2011/09/02/ff_type_0_screens/

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