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Final Fantasy Versus XIII....Sick of waiting yet?


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#1 6er

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:57 AM

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wiki: http://en.wikipedia....asy_Versus_XIII

Playing through XIII-2, and started thinking....

Remember when XIII and versus XIII were announced? you know, back at E3 2006, ALONG with XIII proper?

Anyone else wondering if this is going to be the Duke Nukem Forever of the FF franchise?

Good news parts of the game are going to use SE's new engines, and its supposedly in 100% production now, whatever that means
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#2 lolwhat

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

It'll probably hit Japan this winter or something.

My hype is all gone but it's probably going to be good. At least the art direction looks stupidly great. The animation and design for the main character is so sick; love the floating thing they got going on when he's doing combos.

#3 IRHari

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:10 AM

I think expectations are so high for it and so many people want it, its bound to disappoint everyone.

Maybe it'll be a really good action RPG though, hopefully that's what we'll get.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

Of course I wish it were out, but at this point, I'd rather they take the time they need to make it AAA. It seems Square Enix Japan can do no right by most people, but I still really enjoy FF13 and FF13-2. The sad fact is that you just know 75% of the coverage of this game will be about the delays, rather than the underlying game itself.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

It'll probably hit Japan this winter or something.

My hype is all gone but it's probably going to be good. At least the art direction looks stupidly great. The animation and design for the main character is so sick; love the floating thing they got going on when he's doing combos.


I do have to say that it looks pretty awesome. I do think it is pretty amazing how they've been able to push the bounds of computer animation. It is no wonder they thought they could make movies. Too bad they struggle in writing coherent storylines.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

I do have to say that it looks pretty awesome. I do think it is pretty amazing how they've been able to push the bounds of computer animation. It is no wonder they thought they could make movies. Too bad they struggle in writing coherent storylines.


They should contract out to movie studios. The pros made the story and get the actors, and SE does the animation. Would usher in.a new era of animated movies. Probably scare the crap outta actors since we are probably a decade or two away from physical acting and looks being useless, and "new" John Wayne movies being made again using his voice recording.(John Wayne vs chuck Norris movie! LOL)

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#7 lolwhat

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I'd love more movies to adopt the CGI approach, though it is very expensive and requires a lot of talent. I just really dislike seeing the same group of actors in each great movie. You see them play so many other roles it's sometimes hard to appreciate their characters as much.

Japanese animators are pretty over the top though, sometimes in ways I find off-putting. I would of liked XIII-2's opening sequence more if it was just some slick sword on sword choreography with subtle hints of magic. But instead they gotta fly everywhere and blow the world apart with every swing.

Versus looks more subtle and gritty, and that makes me optimistic.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

I want it to be released and as a PS3 game. If they take a year or two more though, I am fine with that. I have plenty of time to get to it.

#9 Dead of Knight

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Any shit I gave about this game died about 5 years ago.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

Any shit I gave about this game died about 5 years ago.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:49 AM

Any shit I gave about this game died about 5 years ago.


I gotta agree. What made it worse was how FFXIII-2 turned out... granted, I haven't played it outside of the demo (which sucked, frankly) but all the reviews and impressions I've read basically made it sound like SE either does know WTF it's doing or they're just milking the franchise. Actually, it's probably both.

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#12 Axersia

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

This has been my most anticipated game ever since it was announced at Sony's E3 2006 press conference (which I watched live at the time). Well, to be fair, there was a 3-year break inbetween where KH Birth by Sleep took over as my most anticipated game, but this was still my #2 at least. Lemme tell you man, it's been complete torture, and these trailers they keep releasing that show this game is everything I wanted it to be sure aren't helping. I wasn't gonna buy a PS3 until this game came out, but back in 2010 I just got too impatient and bought the damn thing anyway (glad I did too as I now own 50+ games for it).

I gotta agree. What made it worse was how FFXIII-2 turned out... granted, I haven't played it outside of the demo (which sucked, frankly) but all the reviews and impressions I've read basically made it sound like SE either does know WTF it's doing or they're just milking the franchise. Actually, it's probably both.


They have a bazillion people working at Square Enix Japan spread across multiple cities, and XIII-2 and Versus XIII are made by completely different teams. Not saying Versus XIII's development is proceeding smoothly as planned, because clearly it's not, but you can't just assume one game is gonna suck because another with the same publisher on the box did.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:22 AM

After playing FFXIII, and pretty much bored to death, I lost interest or should I say faith in SquareEnix as a developer. Then I played FFXIII-2 and enjoyed it a whole hell of lot more then I thought I would. I never really followed FFXIII versus, so thats the first trailer I saw for it, and damn it looks fantastic.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:38 AM

They have a bazillion people working at Square Enix Japan spread across multiple cities, and XIII-2 and Versus XIII are made by completely different teams. Not saying Versus XIII's development is proceeding smoothly as planned, because clearly it's not, but you can't just assume one game is gonna suck because another with the same publisher on the box did.


I never said or even implied that I'm assuming that it'll suck.:-k I said 3 things in my last post: I lost interest in Versus due to the wait, and that XIII-2 tells me SE doesn't know what it's doing (as in they don't know how to coordination "talent" you speak of) and that they're milking the franchise... or maybe I should have said "milking the series" series since they've been milking the franchise for years now.

Don't get me wrong, if it does end up being good, I'll buy it. I don't hold grudges against a company as long as they deliver a good game in the end (cough*Nintendo*cough*).

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

Eh... Right or wrong, I've kinda come to the conclusion that what they originally showed of Versus was more of a tech demo of their (at the time) brand new game engine than an actual game. Versus XIII is a game I'll probably buy, but I don't expect it to come out anytime soon.

I wouldn't be surprised if XIII-3 comes out before Versus. As far as I'm concerned if it comes out before the Playstation 4 then I'm good.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

This has been my most anticipated game ever since it was announced at Sony's E3 2006 press conference (which I watched live at the time). Well, to be fair, there was a 3-year break inbetween where KH Birth by Sleep took over as my most anticipated game, but this was still my #2 at least. Lemme tell you man, it's been complete torture, and these trailers they keep releasing that show this game is everything I wanted it to be sure aren't helping. I wasn't gonna buy a PS3 until this game came out, but back in 2010 I just got too impatient and bought the damn thing anyway (glad I did too as I now own 50+ games for it).



They have a bazillion people working at Square Enix Japan spread across multiple cities, and XIII-2 and Versus XIII are made by completely different teams. Not saying Versus XIII's development is proceeding smoothly as planned, because clearly it's not, but you can't just assume one game is gonna suck because another with the same publisher on the box did.


Except pretty much any non-port/remake game made by SE in the past 5+ years or so has been shit regardless of team.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

Except pretty much any non-port/remake game made by SE in the past 5+ years or so has been shit regardless of team.


Crisis Core, Dissidia, Birth by Sleep and Type-0 were all in-house projects that were extremely well-received (I can personally vouch for at least Dissidia and BBS). It's always been their outsourced projects that are lacking in quality (Dragon Quest being the big exception). And yes, FF13 and 13-2 weren't particularly well-received either, big deal. Lots of people didn't like 9, 10-2 and 12 either because they were all so different in one way or another from what people had come to expect.

The reason I'm still excited for Versus XIII is because the team behind it has never let me down before. They developed KH1 and its far superior sequel, KH2, which just so happens to be my favorite game of all time. Meanwhile, the team behind FF13 has never made a game I truly enjoyed, and unsurprisingly I ended up disliking FF13 for many of the same reasons as their previous endeavor, FF10.

So yes, I definitely think it's important to pay attention to which team is at the helm.

#18 lolwhat

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:18 AM

We're having a good old time with XIII-2 in the PS3 thread, ya'll weird.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:20 AM

I'm gonna go with DoK on this one. I was a huge Square fan since Final Fantasy II came out on Super Nintendo. I haven't enjoyed one of their games very much since Valkyrie Profile 2.

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#20 Vinny

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'm gonna go with DoK on this one. I was a huge Square fan since Final Fantasy II came out on Super Nintendo. I haven't enjoyed one of their games very much since Valkyrie Profile 2.


I thought Crisis Core and TWEWY were pretty awesome...

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#21 lolwhat

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

It looks like we all enjoy different types of games!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:47 PM

Differing opinions on the internet? Unbelievable.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

I really like FF XIII

That being said it's kind of unfortunate that they are really blowing out it's universe.

The story is passable as a one-shot deal but the mythology is an absolute mess.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

I really like FF XIII

That being said it's kind of unfortunate that they are really blowing out it's universe.

The story is passable as a one-shot deal but the mythology is an absolute mess.


Exactly. I mostly enjoyed the gameplay of 13 (platinumed it), but couldn't care less about the nonsense story. I can't understand what makes them think it's good enough to warrant milking.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

So if this game comes out in 2015ish...then KH3 will come out sometime in 2018 -_-
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

http://kotaku.com/59...us-xiii-is-dead

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

You'd think that after Final Fantasy XIII only came together into a finished game by the skin of its teeth, Square-Enix would realize that spending the first 4 years of development on the FMV cutscenes and then scrambling to build gameplay around it at the last minute isn't the best idea.

Meh. I was never too interested in Versus anyway, the urban/mafia setting didn't really appeal to me. Bring on XIII-3 and XV. I just wonder how much of the work on Versus will be able to be repurposed into other projects (again, assuming there actually was any work done on it apart from the cutscenes).

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

It'll be like Duke Nukem Forever, rise from the dead in like a decade and no one will care anymore.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

I completely forgot about this game.

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#30 6er

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

If game cant get its.problems worked out by now, glad it was cancelled