I'm just making one more post to leave this clear: I leave because I got bored of the discussions on this forum for a variety of reasons I rather not go into, that and the fact I don't mix well with this community.
All that said I have
to give a big thanks to the people in charge of the site because you were the ones that made me interested in this genre back in the day by making me see what's so interesting and fun about it. Not to mention that I always enjoyed the reviews for soundtracks that over time made me got into appreciate VGM better, so thanks for that.
Now to make this post a bit more worthy I'll quote some stuff for the hell of it.
Making fans 'salty' since 2009.
1999 to be correct. The whole negativity 'choo choo' train with XIII actually started between 2007 and '08, nowadays that same negativity continues among what is said to be a "minority" of the fanbase. You know, haters gonna hate and all that fun stuff.
Honestly, I'm loving/hating how excited I am for FFX HD... because I know I liked it. I'm in favor of Squeenix just doing HD remakes of beloved titles because their new stuff is...meh.
FF15 looks alright so far... but I'm not anticipating a release for at least a couple of years.
Personally to me FFX was (is?) a decent experience narratively speaking and it's battle system is certainly one of the better aspect of that game. However, in retrospective X (as a game) has *a lot* bullshit I couldn't stand even as a kid. X-2 on the other hand is alright even if Squaresoft expected players to do tedious stuff to get the 100% to see the true ending.
About XV; That's probably gonna be released by the end of next year or 2015. Probably.
I'm looking forward to it with *a lot* of skepticism because is an FF directed by the guy who is in charge of Kingdom Hearts and some of the staff known so far leaves me with a "I don't know about this" sort of feeling about the whole thing. However XV does
looks very interesting and even ambitious. I really like how Hajime Tabata is the co-director though, that dude being on the project is (as far as I know) a very good thing.
I don't know, to me Yggdra sounds more like those people who feel that others' negative opinions on things they have at heart are attacks on their 'self'.
You can think whatever you prefer about me. I really don't care at this point to be honest.
I don't think anyone in this thread harbors malicious intents towards FFXIII:LR to the point where we wish it to be a flop.
That said, I can see why many of us look at it and think «Really Square? Another FFXIII and this time you make a dress-up your doll game ?»
While some elements in the game may be great, the added pandering is somewhat disgusting.
Disgusting is seeing how the emotional attachment for the franchise became a reason to be an asshole to people who honestly enjoys the games as I've seen on other sites.
Would I understand it if I haven't played the first two?
Given how dense the narrative can get at times no, I don't think so. But if you didn't cared/enjoyed the narrative in the first place with XIII for whatever reason then there's really no reason to ask this with LR.