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Jack Croft
10-05-06, 16:59
OMG go to

www.gamespot.com (http://www.gamespot.com) watch halo 3 and ff 13 mindblowing!:D

thompa89
10-05-06, 20:31
OMG finally!!
Halo RULES

MiCkiZ88
10-05-06, 20:33
no.. final fantasy rules! :jmp:

RAID
10-05-06, 20:41
lol

I still don't have FF12, still not out in europe :(

Tomb Raider Jay
10-05-06, 20:44
I hate Halo but I do have a 360.
Final Fantasy XIII will hopefully be an awsome start to rpgs on the PS3 especialy as Final Fantasy XII will be the last goodbye to my PS2....sniff...sniff
Did you notice Square totally snubbed Xbox 360? :confused:
Ah well who cares hopefully Fable 2 will be worth the wait! :D

RAID
10-05-06, 20:46
Hopefully FF12 and FF13 won't be crap like FFX and its sequel X-2.

Spitfire
10-05-06, 20:52
the ff12 got GODLY reviews from Japanese reviews so im betting its going to be phenominal.

FF13 looks STUNNING so thats a start and finally, the new gameplay style and battle system looks to kick the HELL out of the old Turn based battles.

Tomb Raider Jay
10-05-06, 20:56
Hopefully FF12 and FF13 won't be crap like FFX and its sequel X-2.

Why do you think Final Fantasy X is crap?
I loved FFX I thought the story was amazing, I never thought for a minute Yuna was gonna die and the ending was so sad :( its my favourite FF so far.
X-2 was crap and totally ruined the brilliance of X. Did they really need a sequle anyway?:confused:

MiCkiZ88
10-05-06, 20:59
Hopefully FF12 and FF13 won't be crap like FFX and its sequel X-2.
OMG!! :yik: that's the worst I've heard ever!! everyone I've asked.. THey've LOVED ffx!! omg! *faints*

Tomb Raider Jay
10-05-06, 21:08
Please tell me you people aren't stuck in the days when FF7 was "the best game ever" and don't like the new Final Fantasys?
FFXII has got amazing reviews from Japan hopefully the english translation will be just as good. :)
FFXIII looks like its on another planet its almost sci-fi and very futureistic.
Can't wait!
Have you played any Xbox rpgs? - they all suck apart from Fable. :D

Spitfire
10-05-06, 22:29
Please tell me you people aren't stuck in the days when FF7 was "the best game ever" and don't like the new Final Fantasys?
FFXII has got amazing reviews from Japan hopefully the english translation will be just as good. :)
FFXIII looks like its on another planet its almost sci-fi and very futureistic.
Can't wait!
Have you played any Xbox rpgs? - they all suck apart from Fable. :D

that is my biggest problem with Microsoft, im looking for a good RPG system because I play games for deep and rich stories like the Final Fantasy Series has always provided. And even if any good RPG's are made on the xbox like Starwars Knights of the old republic, they always come out on PC anyways.

As for FF XIII, Final Fantasy has to evolve like every other game and I have total faith in these people and here are the reasons why.
-The gameplay and whole over all game itself is being handled by the team who made Kingdom Hearts, this only means the action is going to be faster, crazier, and more brutal and exciting then the "too old"-school-turn-based-system.
-The art direction is being handled by the team who made Advent Children, this only can lead to greatness, the character models already look just plain amazing in real time and while it's clear they are real time models from certain upclose photos, when it's in motion it looks godly!
-And finally the story is being worked on by the minds behind ffx7,8, and 10, all the best ones in my opinion.

Final Fantasy XII Is looking gorgeous so far and already we can see their dedication to change the series for the better with it's all new fully 3D worlds with a moveable camera and a new battle system that is all in real time, Final Fantasy is just getting better. What is there to complain about?!

viper456
10-05-06, 23:23
Please tell me you people aren't stuck in the days when FF7 was "the best game ever" and don't like the new Final Fantasys?
FFXII has got amazing reviews from Japan hopefully the english translation will be just as good. :)
FFXIII looks like its on another planet its almost sci-fi and very futureistic.
Can't wait!
Have you played any Xbox rpgs? - they all suck apart from Fable. :D

I LOVE ff7 ITS SUCH A GOOD STORY! but i love the new ones too. Infact i love all the FF from 7 onwards, they are a great!! :D

Spitfire
11-05-06, 01:56
For those who aren't familiar with FF XIII so far, Here's some info:

E3 2006: Final Fantasy XIII Showcased

Pretty much everyone expected Square Enix to announce another Final Fantasy title at their E3 press conference. Few could have guessed they would announce three Final Fantasy XIII titles. The series is collectively being called Fabula Nova Crystallis (that's "the new tale of the crystal" to those of us not fluent in Latin) with two of the titles appearing on PS3 and one on mobile phones. The premiere title, simply known as Final Fantasy XIII, was the most talked about and had a wild trailer to back up the discussion.

Final Fantasy XIII is not a prequel or sequel to the other two FFXIII titles announced today in the traditional sense. As Square Enix explained, they're linked through a common mythology but do not have any common characters, worlds, or stories. They all take place in the same universe, but aren't related to each other directly.

The video trailer of Final Fantasy XIII shown at Square Enix's press conference was longer than the one shown at Sony's later in the day. It featured a futuristic world with a female protagonist who kicks some serious ass with a short sword-gun combo, similar in appearance to Squall's Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII. It started with her soaring through a city and then followed her on to a train as she fought soldiers in a battle where she was clearly outnumbered. The train sequence ended with a giant mechanical scorpion-esque monster attacking from above.

A collective gasp was heard in the audience when the movie went from what appeared to be pre-rendered footage to a full set of menus indicating that nearly everything we saw was made using the in-game engine. We were then taken through a series of environments ranging from futuristic cities to dense jungles. All of them were lushly detailed with plenty going on in both the character's immediate vicinity and in the background.

Everything we saw in the trailer pointed towards a title that leans heavily towards the action side of the RPG spectrum. The press release also described "intuitive controls" and real-time gameplay, further cementing this title's action status. Although much about Final Fantasy XIII is still up in the air, one thing is for sure-- this is one incredible looking game.

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MEDIA VIDEO
Trailer for Final Fantasy XIII (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826843/vids_1.html)

Credit to IGN (http://www.ign.com) and Gamespy (http://www.gamespy.com)

Spitfire
11-05-06, 02:11
For info on Halo 3

Bungie grant expectant 360 owners a taste of the last installment in the Halo trilogy. The main course isn't until 2007.

Rusting hulks are scattered along the horizon. Moving slowly back through a blasted heath, with a few scrubby trees breaking the rocky topography, rolling dirt blows over the wreckage of a recently conquered planet. Perhaps this is Earth after the final, fruitless battle has been lost.

Amid the weeds and a fallen sign rattling in the breeze, an armored warrior can just be seen striding forwards on a distant outcrop. As the camera continues to pull back, wreckage is strewn and slowly filling with dust. A flash of blue light jolts through the ether; Cortana is twisting and writhing,

Stepping firmly through the wreckage of battle units, Master Chief heads through the smoke, clasps his weapon, and surveys a promontory in front of him. His armor is pockmarked with small arms fire. Cortana attempts contact, with a mixture of worry and rage, as she flicks in and out of existence. The reflection of a gigantic crater can be seen reflected from Master Chief's visor.

The Covenant arrive with a massive display of craft both small, large, and sun-blocking in its immenseness. Covenant craft swoop in, startling nesting birds from the cliff side as the camera twists around, as the invasion force begins to investigate the giant circular structure embedded in the valley below Master Chief. Lightning arcs from the sky, and a maelstrom of cloud and energy circles the center of the crater.

Slowly, huge metal fronds begin to point skywards, as the massive, and possibly ancient structure begins to open. Smoke is expelled from the gaps, and the cliff Master Chief is standing on begins to fall away. Master Chief takes a step back, as his visor is bathed in white light. Covenant ships attempt to circle around the structure. The light increases. Master Chief takes a step back. Everything turns to white.

"This is the way the world ends ..." Cortana murmurs.

Finish the Fight. 2007.

So ends Bungie's latest attempt to systematically send their legions of fans into spasms of joy, and also keep them salivating for (by our reckoning) at least a year before the last in the franchise ships. With Bungie telling anyone who'll listen (i.e., everyone) that this is real-time, and not much more (save that the epic music involved a full orchestra), we're left with a mothership full of questions, such as;

What's up with Cortana's long-distance threatening/scared tomfoolery? Why is she affecting the dying moments of Cain from Robocop 2? Is this Earth? What's that giant valley-sized crater with its huge opening pincers and atmospheric disturbances? When is the game going to be playable? Where can I download the highest resolution version of this trailer and check it out for myself?


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MEDIA VIDEO
Halo 3 Video Trailer (http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/734/734817/vids_1.html)

Credit to IGN (http://www.ign.com) and Gamespy (http://www.gamespy.com)

Jin Uzuki
11-05-06, 02:50
the ff12 got GODLY reviews from Japanese reviews so im betting its going to be phenominal.

FF13 looks STUNNING so thats a start and finally, the new gameplay style and battle system looks to kick the HELL out of the old Turn based battles.
Yes, yes and yes. ;) :wve:

Jin Uzuki
11-05-06, 02:55
A collective gasp was heard in the audience when the movie went from what appeared to be pre-rendered footage to a full set of menus indicating that nearly everything we saw was made using the in-game engine. We were then taken through a series of environments ranging from futuristic cities to dense jungles. All of them were lushly detailed with plenty going on in both the character's immediate vicinity and in the background.
I wouldn't be surprised, really, but I'll be stunned at the sight of it! ;) :wve:

oocladableeblah
11-05-06, 02:59
i never really like final fantasy because of the stupid turn based thing except ffx that one was good. even though it was turn based. is the fighting syle going to be different on this one thats what ive heard if so ill try it out.

Spitfire
11-05-06, 03:03
i never really like final fantasy because of the stupid turn based thing except ffx that one was good. even though it was turn based. is the fighting syle going to be different on this one thats what ive heard if so ill try it out.

From the look of it Suare is Revamping the Series, they have already started with Final Fantasy XII with a new more realtime battle system that has consequences for not selecting ur actions quickly, but remains to have the original Turn based style as a playable option too.

Now with Final Fantasy XIII, it looks like they are throwing out the Turn-based system all together and going with fully real time menus and actions, no waiting periods nothing. If this is the case I'm incredibly excited, i think they should take this route entirely, it's only natural to give this one a more actiony feel with that type of Intro Teaser.

Even the second FF13, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, has been confirmed to be a completely real time action game by the creator's of Kingdom Hearts, so that is a for sure new step in the Final Fantasy Universe. I'm completely supportive of the change as long as they keep the leveling rpg elements into perspective.

oocladableeblah
11-05-06, 03:07
cool then i might get this game. so the fighting is going to be similar to kingdom hearts

Spitfire
11-05-06, 03:12
Brand New, Scans of Final Fantasy XIII
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Jin Uzuki
11-05-06, 03:16
Kingdom Hearts combat play is fantastic (visually), but is rather tedious in the controls department. The X button does it all. I hope for the best for the 13th Fantasy. ;) :wve:

Jin Uzuki
11-05-06, 03:19
And from what we've read, those shots are in real time, aren't they? Brilliant. :wve:

Spitfire
11-05-06, 03:19
Kingdom Hearts combat play is fantastic (visually), but is rather tedious in the controls department. The X button does it all. I hope for the best for the 13th Fantasy. ;) :wve:
Im sure they are going to keep it final fantasy style with the different combat selections and magics, i dont think it will play exactly like Kingdom Hearts, i hope not, it wasnt bad by all means, i just prefer something new.

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 08:21
Do you guys think Final Fantasy XIII will be a must have PS3 game?
Afterall Final Fantasy X was arguably the PS2s best RPG - until Final Fantasy XII that is!:D
However FFX did age quickly in terms of gameplay because of the new concepts introduced by Xbox RPGS such as Fable & KoToR.
Do you think Final Fantasy XIII will be able to evolve and cope with the next generation RPGs on Xbox 360?

FFX had a brilliant story and was great overall whereas Fable & KoToR had weaknesses, for example in both games the combat wasn't particularly good :(
If Fable 2 has a better combat system and includes extras that were cut from the original game it could rival Final Fantasy XIII for best RPG! :)
I think we need competiton in the RPG market to alow for changes and growth in RPGs.

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 08:53
omg those scans!! *drools* beautifull!! as always a final fantasy game is!

Spitfire
11-05-06, 10:35
What Final Fantasy as always had with everything else put aside is Production Value, it's not made to be just a regular RPG with a so-so story, Square is known for this franchise so they keep it hot and different to bring back the Novelty of their series every time.

Final Fantasy X was an amazing RPG and had quite a few difference from the previous games, then they show XII, it looks to play completely different, i call this evolving don't you. Then they showed their new XIII collection and they clearly stated they are changing the franchise with these games in the series for the better I hope. I have a funny feeling that Square is taking all their RPGs in the Right direction.

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 10:43
I have played the demo with Dragon Quest and the battle system for XII is bloody awsome by the way! :D
Its like real-time but somehow turn-based as well.
The graphics are amazing and better than X and I swear looking at screen-shots does not do the game any justice you have to see it for yourself!
It is totally re-inventing the concept of RPG and I hope FFXIII is something similar! :D

Xbox rpgs suck by the way have you played any?

Spitfire
11-05-06, 10:45
I have played the demo with Dragon Quest and the battle system for XII is bloody awsome by the way! :D
Its like real-time but somehow turn-based as well.
The graphics are amazing and better than X and I swear looking at screen-shots does not do the game any justice you have to see it for yourself!
It is totally re-inventing the concept of RPG and I hope FFXIII is something similar! :D

Xbox rpgs suck by the way have you played any?

My point exactly, Final Fantasy Series is headed in a new direction that seems to be pleasing more than just their old audience and attracting new people.

And i totally agree, Pictures NEVER do any games justice, and if it looks good in a picture, you know it looks damn good in game.

And no i never really liked any Xbox rpg, all the ones i kinda liked i got for PC anyways, same will go for me with the 360.

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 11:00
I am glad the series is moving away from the old turn-based battles as many people I have talked to say they don't play FF because of the turn-based battle system. I have always preferred real-time combat in rpgs its just so much more exciting than pressing a button on a command menu :D
Its pretty dam cool being able to see your foes on the feild rather than have the screen cracking every few minutes to load a battle. And you can even aviod monsters if you want to.

FFX was the last turn-based FF in the series and it was great but I agree with you its time for the franchise to move forward. :D
Thats actually why I'm not complaining about the price of PS3 cause if you want better and ever changing game experiences you have to be prepared to pay a price for it and the PS3 is worth evey penny in my opinion.

I'm still looking forward to playing FFXII but FFXIII has got me all excited for the future of Final Fantasy.

Microsoft don't really deserve a SquareEnix game in my opinion because they have that guy whos making Blue Dragon and I hope it sucks!
Besides they have Fable 2 as there leading RPG. :D

Spitfire
11-05-06, 13:19
LOL
I don't have any resentment toward the guy making Blue Dragon for Xbox, if anything it will come to the PC and then i can play it :D

I too am very glad for the new direction Final Fantasy is taking for the series.

And i too feel the PS3 WILL be worth Every single penny, it's just an advanced piece of machinery, you want advance, you better have the doe.

As the wise chinese man said
"Good food no Cheap, cheap food no good"

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 13:46
Do you think the old "die-hard" Final Fantasy fans will like this new direction Square Enix is taking? :confused:

Yeah I suppose the guy making Blue Dragon is okay but it is a Japan exclusive thats why I am a little ticked off, if it was coming to America or Europe I would be fine with it but why keep it in Japan?

I keep hoping that at least one japanese developer will work on an Xbox 360 rpg but its not looking very good for MS :(

thompa89
11-05-06, 17:36
Sorry byt Final Fantasy SUUUCKS BIG TIME
bläääääääää :P

And Halo Rules! Thats right ^^

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 17:45
Sorry byt Final Fantasy SUUUCKS BIG TIME
bläääääääää :P

And Halo Rules! Thats right ^^

I could just excuse your ignorance but Final Fantasy is the best RPG series to date and thats a fact! :D

And if anything Halo is the game that sucks! :ton:

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 17:46
It's pretty useles to convince action and scifi freaks to lovable stories told by square enix... aint it.. :(
there are just so many that just drool for violence and nonsence action

Lost_Raider
11-05-06, 17:47
And if anything Halo is the game that sucks! :ton:

Hey man, watch it, I hate RPG, but you don't see me bashing FF all the time...:p

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 17:48
Hey man, watch it, I hate RPG, but you don't see me bashing FF all the time...:p
well. he had his/her right to bash halo for the post obove him/her

thompa89
11-05-06, 17:51
I could just excuse your ignorance but Final Fantasy is the best RPG series to date and thats a fact! :D

And if anything Halo is the game that sucks! :ton:

Well thats a lie :tea:

even pokemon is better!! :ton:

:jmp: Halo :jmp:

end of discussion ;)

thompa89
11-05-06, 17:52
Hey man, watch it, I hate RPG, but you don't see me bashing FF all the time...:p

Whoo... one who doesnt like rpg :D

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 17:54
Well thats a lie :tea:

even pokemon is better!! :ton:

:jmp: Halo :jmp:

end of discussion ;)
PO.. PO.. PoKEMON :yik: *faints* yuck yuck yuck!!! .. phuey.. * that word left a bad taste on my mouth! :(

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 17:54
well. he had his/her right to bash halo for the post obove him/her

Indeed I did. and its he by the way Tomb Raider JAY :)

Sorry to the person who likes Halo :wve: but in my opinion I don't see how holding down a trigger and blasting at respawning enimies is fun. :confused:
I don't bash games either but saying FF sucks was nasty :ohn:

Lost_Raider
11-05-06, 17:56
Whoo... one who doesnt like rpg :D

Well, not my style...I would prefer have all my the tools in the beginning and tackle a near impossible problem head on...as efficient as possible.

All the wait, experience that kind of stuff feels like a drag to me...

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 17:57
Indeed I did. and its he by the way Tomb Raider JAY :)

Sorry to the person who likes Halo :wve: but in my opinion I don't see how holding down a trigger and blasting at respawning enimies is fun. :confused:
I don't bash games either but saying FF sucks was nasty :ohn:
didn't have time to read the name.. ok he! :D
anyways.. final fantasies are the best roleplaying games there are! and I totally love rpg's.. the best stories are in final fantasies... not anything like those xbox rpg :hea:

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 18:04
Yeah Final Fantasy is the best RPG series and sold over 20 million games world wide so what gives people the right to bash it? :confused:

Nothing thats what! :mad:

Sorry for the rant but why do you think Microsoft were so eager for japanese support for Xbox 360? So a Final Fantasy game would help sell there console thats why!
I love my 360 but they will never outsell the PS3 at least not in Japan because of Final Fantasy :ton:

Lost_Raider
11-05-06, 18:07
In Asian market, RPG and strategy game is more preferable than FPS IMO...

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 18:08
Yeah Final Fantasy is the best RPG series and sold over 20 million games world wide so what gives people the right to bash it? :confused:

Nothing thats what! :mad:

Sorry for the rant but why do you think Microsoft were so eager for japanese support for Xbox 360? So a Final Fantasy game would help sell there console thats why!
I love my 360 but they will never outsell the PS3 at least not in Japan because of Final Fantasy :ton:
well.. not obviously.. wans't it that in less than a week the final fantasy advent children sold over 700 000 copies.. so that means so many psps were sold or even more in that time if people dind't have em :)

MiCkiZ88
11-05-06, 18:10
In Asian market, RPG and strategy game is more preferable than FPS IMO...
and why would it just be ;) I think many people already know the reason for it.. but here in finland every person I know have's or a member of their family has a final fantasy game...

Tomb Raider Jay
11-05-06, 18:19
To Lost Raider sorry if I bashed Halo you obviously like it but I got all steamed up when that guy said FF sucks.

Halo doesn't suck but I just don't like it. I tried to play it with friends on the multiplayer and even they didn't like it so I gave up on it.
Maybe I'll try playing it again :)

Anyway FFXIII looks awsome I hope Square Enix do the PS3 proud!

Sorry again if I sounded like I was bashing :)

Spitfire
11-05-06, 19:56
OK comparing Halo and Final Fantasy is like comparing Oranges and Apples, both are games but totally different genres.

It's not likly that people will like both RPGS and FPS.

Halo in the FPS genre is top notch, but has lost alot of its novelty already. That doesn't dismiss the top production values and great story that the game brought out into the FPS world. (I think Gears of War will blow it away and looks way better, if anything that game more than halo would make me want a 360)

Final Fantasy in the RPG genre is beyond top notch soley for the fact that's managed to create a new story every single time that is engrossing and has the abiltiy to feel innovative and different. So far many other RPG's have been made but havent had the success of the Final Fantasy Brand.

And it is this that gives both series their reputation for being the best.

thompa89
11-05-06, 20:36
Indeed I did. and its he by the way Tomb Raider JAY :)

Sorry to the person who likes Halo :wve: but in my opinion I don't see how holding down a trigger and blasting at respawning enimies is fun. :confused:
I don't bash games either but saying FF sucks was nasty :ohn:

maybe, but it true
Sorry all FF fans :D

Cant see the fun with FF (played the old ones and the new ones)

Xbox360 haves an FF game

Spitfire
11-05-06, 20:57
maybe, but it true
Sorry all FF fans :D

Cant see the fun with FF (played the old ones and the new ones)

Xbox360 haves an FF game
Lol, it's not really like a True Deep and rich story final fantasy like the others, its an odd MMORPG, which i myself didn't like to much so i dont look at that one as a true game in the series.