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Title: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 20, 2012, 07:06:40 AM
Here we go... again. First trailer


For people unfamiliar, some additional info
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/31/lightning-returns/
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/03/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-has-a-world-that-changes-in-real-time/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Dreams In Stardust on December 20, 2012, 07:11:14 AM
"You should know who I am"

Well no dip Square's been trying to make us like you for being one of the strongest characters in FF canon jeez.

But is this all we have on this game?
I'd like to know more about it before saying anything, although it's not a good sign to be confined to ONE city.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 20, 2012, 07:13:37 AM
Check first post, added additional info
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on December 20, 2012, 07:21:46 AM
Bright red markings on important areas to traverse?  When did Lightning become a Runner?

It's nice to see more on the Final Fantasy series that I actually care about, and more-so my favorite charracter, but similar to XIII-2, she's been completely remodeled, and I can't find any sense in it.  From military grade gunblades to....whatever that is she's using now?  At least in XIII-2 when she became godess of all time and space she kept a gunblade.  Just made it god-tier.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

So confusing still....but no different than when XIII-2 was announced.  Guess we'll just wait for more info.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Jango on December 20, 2012, 07:22:24 AM
So according to the trailer, it's the Final Final Fantasy XIII :laugh:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Noctis on December 20, 2012, 07:27:40 AM
I don't care what anyone says. I loved the last 2 and am looking forward to this one. I still have to beat the DLC for XIII-2, unfortunately.

And Lightning has a different design involving armors and special gunblades every time because they said they wanted to make her look more fantasy like in the previous Final Fantasy's.
And since when did Lightning become a God? Nevermind, I remember now. Caius killed the previous Goddess or something, right? And Lightning was chosen as the next Goddess. Dammit. I'm going to have to play around XIII-2 a bit to remember the story.

     Posted: December 20, 2012, 07:30:21 AM
Her new design looks like that of a sadist/tyrant. It's different and I like it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Ryūku Tsukuyomi on December 20, 2012, 07:38:48 AM
Oh god another one ? geez.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on December 20, 2012, 07:40:50 AM
Lightning became a god in a sense when what's-her-face in the statue Etro made her guardian of all of existance.  She was just human with such powers, though, didn't really become a god until that event at the end.

And look more fantasy...?  I can see the irony, but part of the reason I first got into XIII was because they were straying from that.  Ugh.  Well, at least you can change her looks...

Hopefully they don't go all DLC crazy on things designed to be there in the first place...but I doubt that'll be the case.  Just this time, don't cause false hype.  I was freaking out over a mention of a side mission with Ezio Auditore or greater reference like that, just to learn it was just you can pay $5 to dress Noel in Ezio's outfit....
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Insigniawarfare on December 20, 2012, 08:26:30 AM
I'm not really into that whole 13 day time base shit but considering that they said they will have different events for each play through then thats fine by me. Other then that the game looks awesome but i still need to get more info about it before i make my decision of it being one of my main games to get next year. I guess it's time to finish up on FF13-2.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Cazaki on December 20, 2012, 08:35:42 AM
Well. I hate FFXIII still but this looks better. The Paradigm shift, break and such looks to be gone so we might get actual FF-type gameplay. But at the same time it still looks terrible, you pretty much cannot make this lore likable IMO.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on December 20, 2012, 08:49:10 AM
...Ouch.

I'd forgotten about that Majora's Mask-esque time limit for this one.  Adding the customization factor in, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Link mask somewhere in the game.

I just hope switching weapons is possible to get rid of that replacement sword for Sephiroth she's using.

Curious now, what with Lightning's ability over time, can you return to any point you want, like Prince of Persia or Braid, or just to set places in time?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Nanashi_1337 on December 20, 2012, 02:37:30 PM
I would rather prefer they create another FF game, and not another sequel of XIII. Oh well, hope it's the last one and they move to another one.

So basically, they're aiming to something similar to Majora's Mask with the day system. I honestly liked Majora's Mask and the way you had to play, so I'm kind of interested on what they will do here.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: JudaiZX on December 21, 2012, 05:02:53 AM
The trailer in the first pist got taken down.... Damnit
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Hoshi on December 21, 2012, 08:51:40 AM

Found another one
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: EM20XX on January 08, 2013, 08:46:37 AM
I loved the last 2 but I am getting to the point where I’m getting tired of Lightning. The stories to these games are always cheesy too. I love the game play to these games and all the different things you can do. I just hope this time they give a better story to go with it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: 「ⒻⓊⒸⓀⓎⒺⒶⒽ」 on January 08, 2013, 09:52:40 AM
Why tired of her? She has maybe 30 mins screentime in the second game lol (15~ at the beginning, and then she appears every now and then through the game)

excluding her DLC/arena stuff
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: SNT on January 08, 2013, 10:03:15 AM
Blinded By Light remix sounds alright, if a little hollow in places.  Good thing, always was my favourite track from XIII.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Moon Girard on January 16, 2013, 04:49:14 PM
http://gematsu.com/2013/01/lightning-returns-introduces-new-character-lumina
http://gematsu.com/2013/01/lightning-returns-first-look-at-lumina
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on January 16, 2013, 06:11:33 PM
Another Serah....could do without.

Wait, using Lightning as a toy?  Did the whole goddess thing just up and disappear?

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 05, 2013, 02:09:18 PM
So.... thats Snow with that hair
(http://i.imgur.com/JVhyxVO.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on June 05, 2013, 02:15:51 PM
Should have kept the bandanna.  Went from a punk with rather regular hair, to a black suit and....that.

Then again, everyone looks a bit wrong in this game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Mgbenz on June 05, 2013, 02:22:56 PM
Ugh, even worse than his XIII-2 look.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on June 06, 2013, 02:44:44 AM
I just realized who he looks like now. (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iVuRBXOCNPc/UARB2nDn8lI/AAAAAAAAAg8/TIiD4h9yF8M/s1600/MTS_Wicked_sims-790427-marl4.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: 1Ultima on June 06, 2013, 01:05:37 PM


Here have a E3 trailer
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 06, 2013, 01:09:30 PM
Here have facebook pics
(http://i.imgur.com/SpmGp3y.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/D9I8NG4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/viykw0b.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Y9esyaF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yqltEQo.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0ljvrcT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6wvydDH.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on June 06, 2013, 01:18:21 PM
Oh yay, Marluxia Snow's an enemy now.  More Lightning beating up Snow, that's appreciated.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

The actual body damage done, such as cutting off that one creature's tail, is a nice addition.  Don't know if it has any actual gameplay usage or it's just to make things pretty, but it accomplishes the second part.

Those glasses are still absolutely ridiculous, though.

Wait, a scimitar and a cudgel?  Seriously, what's with all these weapon downgrades?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Moon Girard on June 06, 2013, 03:56:31 PM
Lame Snow was much better when he less classy looking and just beat people with his fist instead of using a weapon this game seems like it's a Lightning fan fiction.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 06, 2013, 04:00:47 PM
http://www.4gamer.net/games/182/G018237/20130606055/
(http://i.imgur.com/t2mdejT.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Hoshi on June 06, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
Oh god, want.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 07, 2013, 07:17:32 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/06/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-screenshots-fight-lightning-fight/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Popolov on June 07, 2013, 11:26:59 AM
I love this game . thanks for trailers .
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Hoshi on June 07, 2013, 05:45:45 PM
New trailer featuring Snow, who I now want to cosplay as again.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 09, 2013, 10:42:28 AM
(http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/255732-gallery-here-s-the-e3-grounds-and-lobby-before-the-chaos/e3-2013-photo016-noscale.jpg)

 :wiseguy:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on June 09, 2013, 11:28:31 AM
Full story http://www.destructoid.com/poster-says-final-fantasy-xiii-3-is-coming-to-pc-255744.phtml + lots of commenters who think its a mistake or photoshop stuff
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Aki-Sora on June 09, 2013, 11:41:27 AM
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 09, 2013, 11:42:39 AM
I'm still waiting for Sonic 06 for PC :(
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on June 09, 2013, 12:00:56 PM
Your picture's dead, Soknasful.

Would be really weird to put the third title of a series on a different system.  I couldn't imagine the newcomers' confusion......but then, Mass Effect seemed to do well enough, and people seem to be happy for Diablo III on the 360, so what do I know?

That said, I'm just going to chalk this one up as a mistake until further notice.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Aki-Sora on June 11, 2013, 05:26:41 AM


Demo game play!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 11, 2013, 05:40:15 AM
Your picture's dead, Soknasful.

Would be really weird to put the third title of a series on a different system.  I couldn't imagine the newcomers' confusion......but then, Mass Effect seemed to do well enough, and people seem to be happy for Diablo III on the 360, so what do I know?

That said, I'm just going to chalk this one up as a mistake until further notice.

The gameplay is so different to the previous ones there would be no problem with that. In fact they can include the other story related crap in a prologue wall of text and call it a day, nobody will care really. I personally wont.

Wow between this and XV, I'm definitely giving FF another chance. I never noticed her disco pants but damn, her entire costume fucking sucks, thank God for alternative costumes.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: Long John Killer on June 11, 2013, 02:34:10 PM
The gameplay I'm not worried about, but just summing up appox. 180 hours of gameplay for the past two games for people to read before they even touch Lightning Returns doesn't sound too appealing.  Never mind just losing people everywhere writing up XIII-2's many alt. timelines and such.

Tell newcomers to this one it's a story about this solider girl, but it's not about her, it's about her and 5 others cursed by a god, but it's not a god, it's a sort of demi-god who follows another god who's also a demi-god, but then they die and everyone's happy, but then Lightning's a god, and none of that matters because her school teacher sister's an archer, and so-on and so forth.  Good god, I'm getting lost myself and I've played through them.

They did include that small summary of XIII in XIII-2's main menu, but it doesn't exactly cover it all.  I suppose they can do that again......I just couldn't imagine people starting that far into a series and not wanting to know as much of the past events as there is.  Maybe it's just me.

Anyways, I just really hope they have her XIII and/or her XIII-2 outfit in here rather than what they've shown so far, even if it's another bonus item for having saved files of the previous games or something.  Because the outfits they've shown so far.....really aren't impressing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 - Lightning Returns
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 12, 2013, 08:01:57 AM
May as well drop this here


     Posted: June 12, 2013, 02:15:14 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/12/final-fantasy-xvs-plot-is-about-noctis-life-after-he-is-kicked-out-of-his-home/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Aki-Sora on June 13, 2013, 08:02:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TlsfLqo.png)

LIGHTNING RETURNS`s custom reveal !
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mgbenz on June 13, 2013, 02:32:04 PM
Good to see Nomura still has that belt fetish going on.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on June 13, 2013, 10:45:29 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/13/catgirl-outfit-yep-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-has-one/
(http://i.imgur.com/YWZXcql.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 13, 2013, 10:52:24 PM
...Just damn it all.

Quote
I just really hope they have her XIII and/or her XIII-2 outfit in here rather than what they've shown so far
...Or at least I hope these other outfits and their skills don't become a reliance in the game.  Also...

Quote
Remember the original Final Fantasy XIII, where Lightning was hot without being sexualized and played for fanservice? I miss that.
This.  God, I hope these outfits for skills and stats are not needed.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on June 13, 2013, 11:16:13 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/13/catgirl-outfit-yep-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-has-one/
(http://i.imgur.com/YWZXcql.jpg)

I guess Lightning does have a feminine side...and a cosplayer side...

Eh, she kept hiding herself anyways, so I don't really care.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on June 13, 2013, 11:26:59 PM
I was hoping for a skimpy bathing suit costume, but that'll do!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: megaman_zer0 on June 14, 2013, 03:59:47 PM
so I got an FF14 beta code for ps3 today. looks like the servers are flooded though can't even finish the registration process.

edit:and off to the races we go.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 17, 2013, 09:30:07 PM
Another outfit and continued disappointment. (http://25.media.tumblr.com/c97fb52f2213ed58013c1af5e0f1b667/tumblr_mo9hqnaGEt1r3rqdjo2_250.gif)

Please don't make this title the Other M of XIII, guys.
Title: I'm glad Versus got renamed into XV.
Post by: S.D. on June 17, 2013, 09:37:55 PM
XIII is pretty garbage so it's not like it really matters.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on June 17, 2013, 09:43:50 PM
Wait, I thought Lightning was supposed to be about the whole "STRONG INDEPENDENT FEMALE CHARACTER" thing, but this seems a bit contradictory of that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 17, 2013, 09:52:36 PM
Sorry, but I cordially disagree on XIII being garbage.

And a lot of XIII-3's been rather contradictory and detrimental to character development thus far....which is a damn shame.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on June 17, 2013, 10:34:20 PM
Sorry, but I cordially disagree on XIII being garbage.

And a lot of XIII-3's been rather contradictory and detrimental to character development thus far....which is a damn shame.

Are we even sure Lightning herself IS a character? We do need to remember she discarded her name and sense of self years before XIII itself.
I can easily see her being...

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

This time rather than just Lightning, but whatever. Still loved XIII and XIII-2 could have been better so who knows.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 17, 2013, 10:56:19 PM
...Lightning and Claire are the same person, she doesn't have split personalities or something.  "Lightning" is just a nickname given to her from her time in the Guardian Corps, not some new life persona.

That doesn't explain the change in character at all.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 17, 2013, 11:06:57 PM
they should have just made a separate game/ff revision, I hate ho sqre is so scared of creating / dropping characters, even final fantasy xiv, which has a name change is recycling characters.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on June 17, 2013, 11:24:47 PM
It's not really that they're scared to drop the characters, the Lightning trilogy was decided pretty early (not talking about the FF13 / FF Versus 13 / FF13 Agito trio, but it was at least already decided when they started FF13-2) so it's not weird for them to go through with the story they wanted to make. If anything, it's simply taking quite some time to finish, so it feels to us like we're spending three numbered games on it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on June 18, 2013, 12:28:05 AM
Lightning looks silly in that new outfit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Duos.act on June 18, 2013, 12:31:22 AM
I like that outfit.

/me spreads his arms

Come at me bro.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on June 18, 2013, 12:36:12 AM
you wanna fat lip bub
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on June 18, 2013, 10:04:13 PM
...Lightning and Claire are the same person, she doesn't have split personalities or something.  "Lightning" is just a nickname given to her from her time in the Guardian Corps, not some new life persona.

That doesn't explain the change in character at all.

1. No shit they are the same person, that wasn't the point I made.

2. Lightning states in XIII she gave everything up including her name to take care of Serah so technically, Lightning and Claire can easily be 2 different people at this point.

3. Lightning might as well be a new persona and Claire named HERSELF Lightning, it wasn't a nickname she adopted.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 18, 2013, 11:30:56 PM
Hm, you're right on the third part, my mistake, but I distinctly remember a scene where she's explaining how other members called her it and it stuck.  Sure it's somewhere in the 90-so hours of game there....but it's as unimportant as this whole Claire thing.

Unless she was a 15-year old stripper before her mother died, this still doesn't make a damn bit of sense, other than to give unnecessary fanservice in all the wrong ways.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on June 20, 2013, 05:05:12 AM
Hm, you're right on the third part, my mistake, but I distinctly remember a scene where she's explaining how other members called her it and it stuck.  Sure it's somewhere in the 90-so hours of game there....but it's as unimportant as this whole Claire thing.

Unless she was a 15-year old stripper before her mother died, this still doesn't make a damn bit of sense, other than to give unnecessary fanservice in all the wrong ways.

I don't really see how you need to be a stripper to decide you want to dress a bit provocative or skimpy.

And yes, I'm absolutely sure in Chapter 3, Claire called herself Lightning based on exactly what she believes she truly is, not what the soldiers called her and stuck.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on June 20, 2013, 06:12:37 AM
It was an exaggeration....though the way news has been going it might not be so soon enough.  The point being, it's out of character.  Not a real bright move to mess with the character's design when the game focuses all about them.

Next she'll be going on how she misses Amodar.

Besides...
Lightning looks silly in that new outfit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 24, 2013, 01:13:00 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/24/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-will-have-a-final-fantasy-x-outfit/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: TempesT on June 24, 2013, 01:31:08 PM
Out of all the outfits so far that one suits her the least, imo.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on June 24, 2013, 10:08:33 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/24/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-will-have-a-final-fantasy-x-outfit/

Give me FFX-2 Rikku or Yuna outfit...NAO!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on June 25, 2013, 03:38:42 AM
FFX-2 Rikku plz
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 25, 2013, 12:38:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/r8wFiTQ.jpg)

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/24/meet-the-main-characters-of-final-fantasy-xv/

Quote
    • Noctis Lucis Caelum: A childhood affliction endowed Noctis, heir apparent to the throne of Lucis, with the mystical power to see a heavenly light, through which he could sense others’ deaths. Noctis rejects rigid royal conventions and acts as somewhat of a renegade, much to the dismay of those who tend to him. Yet while “Noct” may act brash at times, he does so in defense of those loyal to him.   
   
    • Gladiolus Amicitia: As lord of the noble House Amicitia, Gladiolus continues a line sworn to protect the crown. “Gladio” shares a friendship with Noctis that transcends birth and title, and his loyalty to his liege is born not of duty, but of brotherhood.   
     
    • Ignis Scientia: Ever the unwavering voice of reason, Ignis was weaned on shrewd logic and a classical education from boyhood so that he might one day counsel the would-be king, Noctis. He applies the deep mutual understanding and trust they have built over time to help smooth over Noctis’s brusqueness with others.   
     
    • Prompto Argentum: The puckish playboy Prompto befriended Noctis in his school days. He wears a chip on his shoulder as an outsider to the royal circle, but remains eager to do all he can for the cause.   
   
    • Cor Leonis: A living legend of Lucian lore, Lord Commander Cor Leonis’s devotion to the art of war is surpassed only by that to his king. Little love is lost between the ill-starred stalwart and Noctis’s retinue, yet honor binds him to keep watch over the group all the same.
   
    The only crystal left to the world lies in the Kingdom of Lucis. Upon striking a peace with the garrison state of Niflheim, Lucis rejoices in having at last brought the cold war to a close. Their celebrations, however, are premature. Under the guise of amity, Niflheim dispels the anti-armament runewall and launches a full-scale invasion of the kingdom. The peaceful lives Crown Prince Noctis and his entourage once knew are consumed by the flames of war as they struggle to mount a resistance.
 
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on June 25, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
...

...Cloud, all is forgiven.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mgbenz on June 25, 2013, 02:22:33 PM
Final Fantasy: Backstreet Boys
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 01, 2013, 08:11:07 AM
For anyone wanting more info, or for those confused on what exactly is going on in FF15, read this thread, its quite detailed.
http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/32229/t1878468-final-fantasy-xv-everything-we-know-so-far/

Title: Lightning gets a Cloud Strife costume
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 02, 2013, 01:26:05 PM
Well it was bound to happen.
(http://i.imgur.com/PEOybtQ.jpg)

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/dress-lightning-up-like-cloud-strife-in-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 02, 2013, 01:29:51 PM
Terrible they brought hope back.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 02, 2013, 01:56:02 PM
Wasn't Hope shown a while back already?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 02, 2013, 02:08:41 PM
Looks better than the bikini.

I miss young Hope.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Ryūku Tsukuyomi on July 02, 2013, 03:09:46 PM
Jeez why would they use such a iconic costume on such a character ?  :anxious:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 02, 2013, 03:13:17 PM
Maybe coz they refer to Lightning as the female Cloud, and maybe when they created her they wanted a character similar to Cloud, but female. I dunno...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: SlySuavity on July 02, 2013, 03:25:18 PM
If anything that'll be the closest thing we have to a FFVII remake. :U
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on July 02, 2013, 04:56:08 PM
Still buying FFXV. Still buying FFXIII-3.  Both still look amazing.  Additionally, I love the butthurt going on with Cloud's costume.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: 修羅 on July 02, 2013, 06:02:54 PM
XIII-3 looks fucking cool if it really is going to be an action game, but restricting the playable characters to just Lightning makes me really sad.
At least I can hope for more fighting styles, right?
Title: Lightning Dress up Emulator: Final Fantasy XIII
Post by: Moon Girard on July 03, 2013, 03:28:52 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/
(http://i.imgur.com/D45RvhB.jpg)

Title: Re: Lightning Dress up Emulator: Final Fantasy XIII
Post by: Xhominid on July 03, 2013, 09:23:18 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/
(http://i.imgur.com/D45RvhB.jpg)

I love those outfits and Cloud's outfit...which bugs the crap out of me to hear people bitching about it when the developers outright stated Lightning was supposed to be based on a female Cloud in the first place. It's supposed to bring it full circle and be a homage to that dumbasses, not ANOTHER chance of a FFVII remake...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Zeo on July 03, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
That Cloud outfit is boss. I don't care what anyone says, for every horrible outfit Lightning has there will be plenty good ones to make up for it. As long as the game plays well, I'll be getting it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 03, 2013, 09:26:31 PM
sounds interesting. I believe in Kazushige Nojima
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-has-a-new-drama-sequence-during-the-credits/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 04, 2013, 05:04:59 PM
http://gematsu.com/2013/07/final-fantasy-xiv-has-lightning-costume-more
Quote
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will feature a number of Final Fantasy XIII cross-overs, Square Enix confirmed at Japan Expo in France.

A Lightning costume can be obtained by fighting alongside Lightning herself. There’s also a Snow costume for males, and weapons from Final Fantasy XIII.
(http://i.imgur.com/YxU9NC9.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/YLMrWye.jpg)

Can't wait for them to Shoe Horn Lightning into FFXV and KH3 (but that one is a given), that Snow costume is cool.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 04, 2013, 05:07:45 PM
Anyone confirm if they shoved in Lightning as a bonus boss in the new FF7 rerelease
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Roman55 on July 04, 2013, 05:12:38 PM
No what they did is give Cloud a bonus Lightning costume.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 04, 2013, 05:56:35 PM
Japan expo trailer.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 04, 2013, 08:48:35 PM
Woohoo, I love Fang, now I want Vanille back as well.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: SNT on July 05, 2013, 03:01:34 AM
Bonzer.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on July 06, 2013, 07:04:17 AM
Japan expo trailer.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt5Zz3augD4[/youtube]
Oh, my wife is happy that her waifu, Fang, is back again.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 08, 2013, 08:49:37 AM
Japan Expo Gameplay


     Posted: July 09, 2013, 11:31:55 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/09/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-makes-money-easier-to-get-and-other-details/
Title: Lightning strikes a pose
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 18, 2013, 12:19:14 PM
lol
(http://i.imgur.com/6dsx0XY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BzE0V25.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Websta on July 18, 2013, 12:27:31 PM
:stare: must... avert... eyes...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: 1Ultima on July 18, 2013, 01:18:12 PM
Square Enix: Forever classy.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 18, 2013, 01:32:48 PM
Good grief.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: SlySuavity on July 18, 2013, 01:33:36 PM
Lightning, what happened to you?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Zeo on July 18, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
*throws up*
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 18, 2013, 03:53:26 PM
Oh for FUCKS sakes.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Ricepigeon on July 18, 2013, 03:58:55 PM
And to think that people used to call Sephiroth a Gary Stu back in the day... This, however, takes the cake.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 18, 2013, 04:00:15 PM
I actually get the feeling that there are some in SE that hate how Lightning's being shoved down everyone's throats and are trying to ruin her credibility by dressing her as a slut.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Ricepigeon on July 18, 2013, 04:05:00 PM
And while Lightning is falling into the depths of becoming the ultimate mary sue in history, SE is trying to simultaneously work on the next big FF game that will outperform FF7's popularity before they even consider an FF7 remake?

Yeah, good luck with that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 18, 2013, 04:10:12 PM
When they do that KH1 remake they'll replace the bonus Sephiroth battle with Lightning.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: 1Ultima on July 18, 2013, 04:51:39 PM
Speaking of KH, do you think that Lightning will get a KH costume to wear?
You know.  For advertising and stuff.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 18, 2013, 05:17:56 PM
.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 18, 2013, 05:30:26 PM
I'm hoping for a tifa outfit complete with breast pads.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on July 18, 2013, 05:33:56 PM
I'm hoping for an Aeris outfit complete with belly hole.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 18, 2013, 05:49:58 PM
oh, and a moogle outift  for kawaii desu~yo !
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Websta on July 18, 2013, 05:52:45 PM
oh, and a moogle outift  for kawaii desu~yo !

SE will probably charge you 5 bucks for that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Ricepigeon on July 18, 2013, 06:55:02 PM
Well at least they didn't give her Saber, Miku, and Reimu outfits... yet :smug:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 18, 2013, 07:20:01 PM
reimu and miku are pretty much a safe bet because they are generic enough; saber is the only one she might not get because ti does nto has enough belts.
Title: Re: Lightning strikes a pose
Post by: Xhominid on July 18, 2013, 10:43:18 PM
lol
(http://i.imgur.com/6dsx0XY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BzE0V25.jpg)

DAMN!

I mean how dare they....I mean..damn.

But I'm not really sure how they are ruining her image...when she barely had any...
Not to mention that this is still mainly 1 out of 100, I think calling her slutty is way off base unless all of her costumes are as risque as this.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 18, 2013, 10:45:30 PM
It's less slutty and more just dumb and pointless. And it kinda go's against the kind of character she is supposed to be.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 18, 2013, 11:06:46 PM
It's less slutty and more just dumb and pointless. And it kinda go's against the kind of character she is supposed to be.

And the developers acknowledged the fact the win pose is against her character.
But that's the point of cameos sometimes, it doesn't always NEED to make sense, especially since like FFXIII-2, she has a default outfit that she's always gonna wear, so past pointless whining, it honestly shouldn't matter.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 18, 2013, 11:16:58 PM
Well it is a little disheartening to see more characters being lessened for the sake of stupid fanservice, but I don't really care about final fantasy anymore so have it your way I suppose.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 18, 2013, 11:27:17 PM
Well it is a little disheartening to see more characters being lessened for the sake of stupid fanservice, but I don't really care about final fantasy anymore so have it your way I suppose.

I'm not trying to defend it as it is against her character and the developers have stated it, but when you have 99 other outfits to aim for, the outfit itself will obviously not matter within the storyline at all...it seems absolutely ridiculous(would use the other "R" word, but that's too offensive) to act like this is destroying her character like a single outfit and pose which the developers again have stated is OOC for Cameo purposes suddenly ruin her character and cause this much disproportionate disdain really does make me not regret how much I despise the Final Fantasy fanbase and why I'll never state I'm one ever again...

The fanbase is dead to me.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 18, 2013, 11:32:39 PM
The last part makes it sound like you think im a part of that fanbase. Im not.

Also, I never said it's "destroying her character". I just think it's dumb and pointless and thus kinda disappointing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 18, 2013, 11:43:01 PM
The last part makes it sound like you think im a part of that fanbase. Im not.

Also, I never said it's "destroying her character". I just think it's dumb and pointless and thus kinda disappointing.

I never stated you were and I read how you aren't in Final Fantasy anymore nor did I put words in your mouth at all.
I said exactly what I stated from mainly the reactions here and on the Gamefaqs board of LR:XIII.

I mainly said it because it's beginning to piss me off that it's not the games that are deteriorating in my eyes, it's the fanbase becoming a collective of vindictive bastards that will never be satisfied till Square Enix dies.

This is not the first Final Fantasy I've seen people bitch about even the smallest details, but this is honestly the straw that is breaking my mind. It's getting to the point I hate when people even mention the series or say how XV is gonna save Square because I already know whats gonna happen next.

It's mainly pent up frustration and my bad if it came off as an attack, I didn't mean it like that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 18, 2013, 11:47:44 PM
I never stated you were and I read how you aren't in Final Fantasy anymore nor did I put words in your mouth at all.
Alright. My bad.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 19, 2013, 08:06:35 AM
cool idea?
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/18/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-lets-you-target-enemies-body-parts/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 19, 2013, 09:53:52 AM
cool idea?
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/18/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-lets-you-target-enemies-body-parts/

I believe that's old.

I believe a new trailer is out, but I'm not sure since that may be old too.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 28, 2013, 06:39:38 AM
http://gematsu.com/2013/07/lightning-returns-vanille-fourth-continent-more
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/07/27/more-information-on-lightnings-boob-job-in-lightning-returns-ffxiii-emerge-yes-theyll-jiggle/
 :stare: That first question in the Gematsu Q&A.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Markpachi on July 28, 2013, 06:47:42 AM
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/6269/ots2.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/JbEJrao.png)

 :pwn:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 28, 2013, 11:09:40 PM
Considering people asked these questions and Toriyama and Goto aren't taking this too seriously, I don't really see much of a problem..

Though on Gamefaqs :wall:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 28, 2013, 11:24:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JbEJrao.png)
Wow, that's gotta a be a new low for them.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Websta on July 28, 2013, 11:35:22 PM
I really REALLY hope Lightning comes out of this with her dignity intact.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on July 28, 2013, 11:48:04 PM
How much does the DLC to remove all this cost?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 12:02:28 AM
*looks at recent posts*

 :wall:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 29, 2013, 12:59:24 AM
I really REALLY hope Lightning comes out of this with her dignity intact.

I heard that in the cat suit the tail is 100% a butt plug.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 04:45:44 AM
I don't know why there's any point in me trying to bring logic into situations where people don't care for it...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 08:59:03 AM
You don't seem to have a a terrible good idea of "logic" if you think we should just drop the subject out of discussion because the creators of the game don't clearly much are about the character.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
You don't seem to have a a terrible good idea of "logic" if you think we should just drop the subject out of discussion because the creators of the game don't clearly much are about the character.

There's a difference between not giving a shit about a character(which trust me, I've seen happen far too often in literary and video games) and simply tossing things in that honestly should have zero effect on a character at best.

The only thing I see as "logical" is the rightful complaint of how Lightning can get a Cup size increase while in crystalization, there is nothing logical in acting like getting a breast size increase ruins her character because of random nonsense or I guess every woman in the world should be ashamed of their bodies then.

This seems more like nonsensical nitpicking than any "logical" thinking you guys are doing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 12:07:52 PM
No one said that this "ruined her character" either. All im saying is that out of all the dumb and pointless things they have done to her, this one is the most dumb and pointless of of them all. Im pretty sure I have the right to express that opinion just as you have the right not be bothered about it.

Just because you don't see a problem with something does not mean that other people won't. Stop acting like your opinion about the issue should be an universal one.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 07:02:14 PM
No one said that this "ruined her character" either. All im saying is that out of all the dumb and pointless things they have done to her, this one is the most dumb and pointless of of them all. Im pretty sure I have the right to express that opinion just as you have the right not be bothered about it.

Just because you don't see a problem with something does not mean that other people won't. Stop acting like your opinion about the issue should be an universal one.

So having jiggle physics on someone is now an issue? Is this seriously where you are going with this? Because unless it's all over the place like DOAX2, I STILL don't see this as much of an issue past people blowing their stack over nothing.
I'm sorry I can't fathom people crying and moaning about stupid issues if it's anything about Final Fantasy because I seen this all the time after X and hear about issues before that point.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 29, 2013, 07:09:45 PM
I'm sorry I can't fathom people crying and moaning about stupid issues if it's anything about Final Fantasy because I seen this all the time after X and hear about issues before that point.

I forgive you.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 07:11:31 PM
So having jiggle physics on someone is now an issue? Is this seriously where you are going with this? Because unless it's all over the place like DOAX2, I STILL don't see this as much of an issue past people blowing their stack over nothing.
I'm sorry I can't fathom people crying and moaning about stupid issues if it's anything about Final Fantasy because I seen this all the time after X and hear about issues before that point.
Well I don't give a shit if you are tired of hearing complaints of things in final fantasy. Im still free to express that I find the sudden fanservice being loaded on a character to be dumb and pointless.

Only reason why im still saying it in fact is because you keep replying to me about it. If you could just get over the fact that people might not like this turn in the way the character is treated and quit acting all condescendingly. If there is anyone making a big deal out of something here, it's you.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on July 29, 2013, 07:16:36 PM
So having jiggle physics on someone is now an issue? Is this seriously where you are going with this? Because unless it's all over the place like DOAX2, I STILL don't see this as much of an issue past people blowing their stack over nothing.

Yup you hit the nail on the head everyone is complaining about the Jiggle Physics it clearly has nothing to do with Toriyama making her breast bigger for no good reason other then pleasing himself.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 07:40:51 PM
So having jiggle physics on someone is now an issue? Is this seriously where you are going with this? Because unless it's all over the place like DOAX2, I STILL don't see this as much of an issue past people blowing their stack over nothing.

Yup you hit the nail on the head everyone is complaining about the Jiggle Physics it clearly has nothing to do with Toriyama making her breast bigger for no good reason other then pleasing himself.

And I agreed that it made no sense of HOW it happened or the fact Toriyama did it because(Kamiya wanted Bayonetta to have glasses so badly), but calling her a slut and a degration of a character honestly shows how much sex is not wanted in the West. To me, that's a bigger problem when we promote murder and gore by the dozens, yet despise mass murders and murders in general.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Markpachi on July 29, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
Enlarged breasts caused all this commotion? Wow.
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 07:53:51 PM
Welp, gotta break my own rule I guess.

calling her a slut
No one here did that.
degration of a character
When it kinda goes against how she has been before and it's done only for dumb and pointless fanservice, then that's exactly what it is.
To me, that's a bigger problem when we promote murder and gore by the dozens, yet despise mass murders and murders in general.
How is this related?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mgbenz on July 29, 2013, 09:39:44 PM
Square-Enix has been whoring Lightning out for the past few years and you people only whine now that they've reached the point where they're sexualizing her? Her XIII-2 outfit was already a red flag.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
I never played XIII-2.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 29, 2013, 11:23:21 PM
Welp, gotta break my own rule I guess.

calling her a slut
No one here did that.
degration of a character
When it kinda goes against how she has been before and it's done only for dumb and pointless fanservice, then that's exactly what it is.
To me, that's a bigger problem when we promote murder and gore by the dozens, yet despise mass murders and murders in general.
How is this related?

1. I never said here, did I?

2. Against how she's done before? Her XIII outfit shows leg, her XIII-2 outfit shows leg as well and nothing really stated by HER that she wears practical getup as the only thing. The ONE time I remember her acting as such was in a novella talking about one of Snow's N.O.R.A. members and how she was dressed while wielding a hot ass gun. I'm not saying that as an excuse, but considering we only have what we think vs. the developers and how they say if she's OOC or not, I don't think our fanfiction will win.

3. It was a suggestion if the trend I'm seeing, tis all.

Square-Enix has been whoring Lightning out for the past few years and you people only whine now that they've reached the point where they're sexualizing her? Her XIII-2 outfit was already a red flag.

Funny that no one really raised a stink about this at all till now, and when I mean that, I mean every other female Final Fantasy character. None of them were really called whores or anything at all past the usual brigades, but Lightning wears a semi-practical getup and starts doing the same thing to only a few costumes, and everyone blows their shit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Duos.act on July 29, 2013, 11:28:53 PM
Outfits that show leg are pretty different from outfits that consist of a tiny ass skirt, a sports bra and fucking animal parts. 
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 29, 2013, 11:34:38 PM
aaaaaaaah
1. Whoops.

2. She was not wearing straight up fetishistic clothing while making sexually suggestive poses. Also magical boob job.

3. :X

4. Every female protagonist? Not even close.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 01:32:24 AM
Outfits that show leg are pretty different from outfits that consist of a tiny ass skirt, a sports bra and fucking animal parts.

ONE OUTFIT does not suddenly spoil the whole game. It does not destroy a character, it does not eat your children, kill off humanity and torches the planet in a Solar System wide Supernova.

You don't need to use it, end of story.

aaaaaaaah
1. Whoops.

2. She was not wearing straight up fetishistic clothing while making sexually suggestive poses. Also magical boob job.

3. :X

4. Every female protagonist? Not even close.

2. THAT. WAS. ONE. OUTFIT. YOU. DON'T. EVEN. NEED. TO. SELECT.
Seriously, stop acting like it's her starter outfit or every person who gets a bikini outfit is a whore by default.

4. Except yes, it is. Only a few FF females in the party wear something like Lightning's, and even that is fetishized to some extent:

FF4: Rydia basically wears a shaman get up that shows cleavage sideboob and plenty of leg.
Rosa doesn't show off as much, but it still makes no sense for someone like her to wear it.

FF6: Tera(not counting Dissida) and Celes wear Leotards.

FF7: Tifa wears a tube top with a microskirt with suspenders, Yuffie wears a tube top as well with short shorts with her fly unziped, Aerith is an exception.

FF8: The only game with absolute exception on the heroes' side.

FF9: Garnet wears a VERY form-fitting jumpsuit, Trance, she wears what is apparently a swimsuit(?). Freya is exempt.

FFX: Yuna shows off her bra and side boob, Lulu shows off massive cleavage and Rikku had her intro scene.

FFXII: Ashe has a microskirt that has been shown prominently in official work, Fran wears...a metal swimsuit. Penelo is the exception till Revanant Wings.

FFXIII: Fang wears an outfit that easily shows off her black bra and panties and Vanille wears a short skirt. Serah in XIII-2 wears a one piece(I have no idea what that is...a cuirass?) that shows of generous cleavage.

I obviously don't count female kids, and this from the Final Fantasy games I've played and especially in the 2-d side, there were plenty of out there clothing options.

This is not something that happens in a blue moon.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on July 30, 2013, 01:38:27 AM
2. THAT. WAS. ONE. OUTFIT. YOU. DON'T. EVEN. NEED. TO. SELECT.
Therein lies part of the issue, as that's not exactly clear.  They say you can customize your character and all....but then in all the trailers, show that in the end, you have to use all these pointless other outfits and skills to actually get anywhere in battle.

And trust me, people haven't always been happy with past character outfits either.  This is their grand finale to the story of Lightning, though, and they're making the same damn mistakes.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on July 30, 2013, 01:41:01 AM
Jesus Christ Xhom, stop overreacting to everything. This is not that big of an issue.
2. THAT. WAS. ONE. OUTFIT. YOU. DON'T. EVEN. NEED. TO. SELECT.
Seriously, stop acting like it's her starter outfit or every person who gets a bikini outfit is a whore by default.
I never said any of those things. But it's still included and given enough media attention that it's clearly ment to be a selling point of sorts. Interviews directly admitting of the pointless sexing up still withstanding.

Ergo: dumb and pointless fanservice. Which is the only point I have been trying to make trough this whole discussion. I never said anything about it making her a whore or about the uncountable damage this will cause to the human race. You are the only one saying stuff like that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 01:43:22 AM
None of the previous characters have a design that went as far as those. Even those female characters who are designed with that purpose, like Lulu. And no one ever cared that Rydia showed skin or cared about Yuffie's shorts, there's no sexualization in it (I mean beyond the typical hentai derivation). Even Tifa's skirts is nothing extraordinary, all she has is her joke of a chest but again, nobody cared much.
And the problem is more that they're showing off a swarm of dumb outfits like that, not just one. It's just so random, and it's almost the only focus on the entire character they're doing at this point, that's what the problem is. Even before the cat one, it was costume after costume, like a bad gag running stale, and then the cat parts sent it over the edge. The boob job is the cherry on top of the cake, they talk about it as if it mattered. Players may not have to care, but the problem is that the devs care to do stupid things like that, and yes, it detracts from the character.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 01:51:45 AM
2. THAT. WAS. ONE. OUTFIT. YOU. DON'T. EVEN. NEED. TO. SELECT.
Therein lies part of the issue, as that's not exactly clear.  They say you can customize your character and all....but then in all the trailers, show that in the end, you have to use all these pointless other outfits and skills to actually get anywhere in battle.

And trust me, people haven't always been happy with past character outfits either.  This is their grand finale to the story of Lightning, though, and they're making the same damn mistakes.

Except in one of the trailers, it showed Lightning had a Guard lvl 2 in one of her old outfits, meaning that skills can be upgraded to some extent.
I'm not saying you don't have an issue with that, but I doubt the Cameo costume will be the forced gamebreaker of all things. That makes no sense in my eyes.

Jesus Christ Xhom, stop overreacting to everything. This is not that big of an issue.
2. THAT. WAS. ONE. OUTFIT. YOU. DON'T. EVEN. NEED. TO. SELECT.
Seriously, stop acting like it's her starter outfit or every person who gets a bikini outfit is a whore by default.
I never said any of those things. But it's still included and given enough media attention that it's clearly ment to be a selling point of sorts. Interviews directly admitting of the pointless sexing up still withstanding.

Ergo: dumb and pointless fanservice. Which is the only point I have been trying to make trough this whole discussion. I never said anything about it making her a whore or about the uncountable damage this will cause to the human race. You are the only one saying stuff like that.

My bad, I seriously need to stop visiting Gamefaqs so much...the negativity is stressing me out with how moronic people can be...

Yes, it is pointless of story lines and everything else, that is obvious. But they stressed us making Lightning to our tastes. It would make no sense to have some outfits that are basically the same crap that she would want to wear if that's the case, sometimes going around and taking liberties isn't so bad since we already seen her default outfit. In the end, I'm not arguing about it as pointless fanservice, I'm more or less calling people out when they say it kills her character or destroys the story or some nonsense when most likely, just like any other outfit in any other game past Easter Eggs, it'll be ignored.

None of the previous characters have a design that went as far as those. Even those female characters who are designed with that purpose, like Lulu. And no one ever cared that Rydia showed skin or cared about Yuffie's shorts, there's no sexualization in it (I mean beyond the typical hentai derivation). Even Tifa's skirts is nothing extraordinary, all she has is her joke of a chest but again, nobody cared much.
And the problem is more that they're showing off a swarm of dumb outfits like that, not just one. It's just so random, and it's almost the only focus on the entire character they're doing at this point, that's what the problem is. Even before the cat one, it was costume after costume, like a bad gag running stale, and then the cat parts sent it over the edge. The boob job is the cherry on top of the cake, they talk about it as if it mattered. Players may not have to care, but the problem is that the devs care to do stupid things like that, and yes, it detracts from the character.

1. DK, those outfits were sexualized, there's no if, ands, or buts about it. You can't have your cake and eat it too. It's either the one outfit shown that suddenly causes her to be like this or everyone else.

2. A swarm? This is the only outfit that caused the uproar it did(well, past the Cloud costume). There was no swarm, this was the only one. Unless there are far more than this than her practical wear(which atm, it's not), then you guys would have a point. But it's not.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Duos.act on July 30, 2013, 02:04:19 AM
Don't ever visit Gamefaqs, it is the shithole of the internet.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 02:07:34 AM
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Lightning_Returns:_Final_Fantasy_XIII_Garb
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/
26 costumes, several of them being pre-order bonuses, meaning just here as eye-candy.
Swarm. Stale running gag. Catgirl outfit being the straw that breaks the camel's back with how ridiculous it's getting. And the sexualization is just one thing, people can usually deal with it. Unless it's just stupid and a random addition for no reason on top of a lot of other random additions for no reason. So yeah, the other girls in the series are fine, this one is too much, not because of the outfit itself (no one cared in its original game in case you haven't noticed) but because of context.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: SNT on July 30, 2013, 02:12:47 AM
XIII-1 outfit?  That's all I need.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 02:49:22 AM
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Lightning_Returns:_Final_Fantasy_XIII_Garb
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/
26 costumes, several of them being pre-order bonuses, meaning just here as eye-candy.
Swarm. Stale running gag. Catgirl outfit being the straw that breaks the camel's back with how ridiculous it's getting. And the sexualization is just one thing, people can usually deal with it. Unless it's just stupid and a random addition for no reason on top of a lot of other random additions for no reason. So yeah, the other girls in the series are fine, this one is too much, not because of the outfit itself (no one cared in its original game in case you haven't noticed) but because of context.

Um seriously? They are just preorder costumes...and with FFXIII-2'd preorder stuff, none of THOSE were gamebreakers at all, simply items that would help for the first Chapter or 2 and then become obselete.
And the context itself argument makes no sense. There's no real context past "Cameo outfit", there's nothing in there that shows they were planning on making Lightning a stripper or something, so I feel this whole thing is out of control.

And besides, even of 12 of those costumes are preorders, that is still only 12 out of 100, you aren't missing anything especially if they aren't Gamebreaking in the least, which considering their track record, they won't be.

Don't ever visit Gamefaqs, it is the shithole of the internet.

Yeah, I'm thinking of moving away from there. Past the few good communities in there, it's nothing more than incessant pools of hatred and bile most of the time laden with ignorance, both shown and masked by trying to act sophisticated.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 03:14:25 AM
Oh wait, you're still stuck on the sex part of the complaints. You think everyone is fixated on the catgirl outfit and the juggling boobs only because everyone hates catgirls and juggling boobs and sex in general. You don't know what context means to begin with.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 04:33:35 AM
Oh wait, you're still stuck on the sex part of the complaints. You think everyone is fixated on the catgirl outfit and the juggling boobs only because everyone hates catgirls and juggling boobs and sex in general. You don't know what context means to begin with.

Not really. I'm more on the path of "I don't understand why people believe these things suddenly destroy her character when this is the most risque outfit and got a simple cup size increase" part of the complaints. And I do know context, the main arguments people USE don't have the right context.

Llong John is basically being smart about it, he's not doting because of the costume itself, but will they be FORCED to use certain costumes.
I can agree with that, but not with the ones that make no sense.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 04:59:56 AM
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Lightning_Returns:_Final_Fantasy_XIII_Garb
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/
26 costumes, several of them being pre-order bonuses, meaning just here as eye-candy.
Swarm. Stale running gag. Catgirl outfit being the straw that breaks the camel's back with how ridiculous it's getting. And the sexualization is just one thing, people can usually deal with it. Unless it's just stupid and a random addition for no reason on top of a lot of other random additions for no reason. So yeah, the other girls in the series are fine, this one is too much, not because of the outfit itself (no one cared in its original game in case you haven't noticed) but because of context.
To which you replied that it didn't mean she would be made a stripper, and that they were just cameo and not gamebreaker, which has nothing to do with what I said when I pointed out the swarm of costumes (26) that made no sense and were eye candy for no reason.
THIS is the right context of the complaint, not YOUR context. The context of breaking the game is your own context which you're trying to force onto the complaints (before claiming that you don't understand them), but YOU have the wrong context.

You want to know why people complain, this is why people complain. Too many costumes, stupid pointless costumes, stupid changes for no reason (boob physics), paying way too much attention to stupid details (cup size), running gag are why people complain. Not many people were complaining that this would break the game, assuming these extra costumes had certain bonus, because that actually isn't the point of the complaints. The point of the complaints isn't that it's breaking the game, it's that it's a bad running gag. That's the context of the complaint, the swarm of useless costumes (26 is a swarm).

You don't HAVE to agree with the complaint, but if you want to know why, this is why. So just go ahead and disagree and say it's okay if she has even more dumb costumes as long as they're optional. It's okay, you have a right to not care about it. But some people do get annoyed, and it makes sense even if you don't like it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 30, 2013, 07:35:49 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/29/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-brings-back-vanille/
Wasn't sure if I was gonna get this game, but now.... with my fave Vanille back, as well as fang. Pre-order.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 06:46:08 PM
DK, that's your issues, your context.

I've seen people denounce LR:XIII SPECIFICALY because of the fact she has a cameo outfit, which may or may not be useful in some way, and she got a simple cup increase, which no one noticed till someone questioned Toriyama on it or he stated it in a non-chalant way.

Your anger isn't everyone else's anger, and you need to understand that this forum is completely TAME in terms of people being reasonable compared to Gamefaqs and NEOgaf.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 07:43:59 PM
I've seen people denounce LR:XIII SPECIFICALY because of the fact she has a cameo outfit, which may or may not be useful in some way, and she got a simple cup increase, which no one noticed till someone questioned Toriyama on it or he stated it in a non-chalant way.

Your anger isn't everyone else's anger, and you need to understand that this forum is completely TAME in terms of people being reasonable compared to Gamefaqs and NEOgaf.
Not here. There's been a grand total of ONE person calling her a slut, and some responding "calling her a slut is a bit much".
It's not "my" anger - I'm not angry at anything, I didn't care as soon as they started showing those things. It's what people say here - it's what people HAVE said in this topic. There have been people joking about a FFXIV costume. There have been people bringing up the different cameo outfits beyond the catgirl one, making fun of it by requesting more cameo outfits (silly ones - Aerith complete with the hole in her stomach from Sephiroth killing her). There have been people making fun of how they're trying to shoehorn Lightning everywhere - saying she could be a hidden boss in the KH HD remake replacing Sephiroth.

This IS the context here. You're mad at the context from some other place. If you're mad at Gamefaqs and Neogaf, take it there, don't jump at people here for things they didn't say. And don't tell ME that I'm mixing up what people say here with what's said at other places. Saying that this forum is tame in comparison to other places is MY argument against your being mad at people HERE, not yours. I have no idea how you even think it makes sense to tell me that this place is tame, when I'm the one telling you that people here aren't calling her a slut and are simply annoyed by the silliness. You're the one jumping the guns saying "you people are crazy, she's not a slut, and anyway all the other female characters have worn slutty outfits, I can't understand your complaints, they make no sense".
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 30, 2013, 08:08:49 PM
I've seen people denounce LR:XIII SPECIFICALY because of the fact she has a cameo outfit, which may or may not be useful in some way, and she got a simple cup increase, which no one noticed till someone questioned Toriyama on it or he stated it in a non-chalant way.

Your anger isn't everyone else's anger, and you need to understand that this forum is completely TAME in terms of people being reasonable compared to Gamefaqs and NEOgaf.
Not here. There's been a grand total of ONE person calling her a slut, and some responding "calling her a slut is a bit much".
It's not "my" anger - I'm not angry at anything, I didn't care as soon as they started showing those things. It's what people say here - it's what people HAVE said in this topic. There have been people joking about a FFXIV costume. There have been people bringing up the different cameo outfits beyond the catgirl one, making fun of it by requesting more cameo outfits (silly ones - Aerith complete with the hole in her stomach from Sephiroth killing her). There have been people making fun of how they're trying to shoehorn Lightning everywhere - saying she could be a hidden boss in the KH HD remake replacing Sephiroth.

This IS the context here. You're mad at the context from some other place. If you're mad at Gamefaqs and Neogaf, take it there, don't jump at people here for things they didn't say. And don't tell ME that I'm mixing up what people say here with what's said at other places. Saying that this forum is tame in comparison to other places is MY argument against your being mad at people HERE, not yours. I have no idea how you even think it makes sense to tell me that this place is tame, when I'm the one telling you that people here aren't calling her a slut and are simply annoyed by the silliness. You're the one jumping the guns saying "you people are crazy, she's not a slut, and anyway all the other female characters have worn slutty outfits, I can't understand your complaints, they make no sense".

Jesus DK, I'm not even talking about you or the context anymore, I really AM talking about everyone else NOT IN THIS FORUM(This emphasis, not anger btw).
You can have your reasons, they are your reasons alone and they don't seem braindead so I don't really have a reason to argue with you past what I see from Squenix's usage of DLC in D012 and FFXIII-2. What I'm mainly talking about is exactly what you brushed off and believe people aren't going apeshit because of a simple breast size increase and one skimpy outfit shown when they are.
From your context and my context, they are from two different ways of thinking and I have no issue with that, I'm only speaking against pure ignorance, that is all.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on July 30, 2013, 08:29:27 PM
I haven't said that no one on Earth was going apeshit about the breast size, I was saying that no one here did that. My problem is that since the beginning you're attacking people saying things like "I don't get your complaints, it makes no sense" and "this guy is the only one here with a sensible complain when he asks if the DLC outfits will break the game, unlike everyone else so far". You have been specifically targeting people here, claiming people here didn't make sense. You've been specifically arguing against people here about how reasonable the DLC outfits were. You said your posts were in reaction to what was said "here and on Gamefaqs". You specifically "looked at the recent posts" (here) and went :wall: talking about people refusing logic in this discussion.
You specifically targeted the "logic" people HERE were using in their complaints. Don't backpedal trying to claim you meant people elsewhere. You asked for reasons and the logic behind the complaints, I gave you some.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Tsunamidusher on August 18, 2013, 02:00:16 AM
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn : Open Beta

Anyone else trying to do this?

Square's really made a great game here... which is what I would have said in the closed betas I was apart of previously.

With the current open beta, there's a bug that prevents the player from getting into the level teens of gameplay... not a beta stopper, a full on bug. Any praise I could give this game, knowing this bug will be fixed past open beta, is completely squashed by the fact I can't play the game much!

*HEAVY Sighs*
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: megaman_zer0 on August 18, 2013, 07:32:42 AM
don't understand what you mean by level teens of gameplay. do you mean you can't level up past level 10? Eveything is working fine for me.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Tsunamidusher on August 18, 2013, 10:24:47 AM
I think it's a PS3 thing. But certain instances and class event scenes disconnect the player immediately to a 90000 error code. So noone could level up or go to other contents.

Mostly happenning around lvl 10 or 15. Some cases 20, like the murader
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 14, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
New vids



So much costumes
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Nero D. on September 15, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
im glad i missed out on the costume debate holy shit yall are ridiculous

all these outfits imply is that youre able to get into her pants now


ffxiii lightning was unfuckable, if only because she'd chop it off without a second doubt if you touched her


fanservice is all it is, probably and definitely non-canon i hope
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on September 15, 2013, 07:28:33 PM
Probably only with particular costumes.  I can't imagine the catgirl-esque costume would be canon.

Though it will result in some amazing doujinshi. P:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Berry on September 16, 2013, 12:47:18 AM
Posting so page doesn't get broken
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on September 16, 2013, 03:22:06 AM
Probably only with particular costumes.  I can't imagine the catgirl-esque costume would be canon.

Though it will result in some amazing doujinshi. P:

Doesn't matter, I'll still make her wear it since the main costumes I saw on the trailers doesn't show as much skin...

And I honestly do like it anyways since it's still pretty tasteful.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: EM20XX on September 19, 2013, 07:17:20 AM
I have not got a realm reborn yet but it’s on the top of my list. All 3 of these games look awesome and when I get lightning returns I’m making her wear the cloud outfit! lol
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 19, 2013, 08:03:35 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/18/final-fantasy-xv-screenshots-and-kingdom-hearts-iii-screenshots-from-tgs/


Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on September 22, 2013, 02:57:32 PM
It's halfway there MightyKombat.
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/21/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-gets-an-aerith-costume-from-final-fantasy-vii/
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Cloud isn’t the only Final Fantasy VII character you’ll get to dress Lightning up as, in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. You’ll also be able to outfit her in Aerith’s clothes. Take a look at the costume in the video below.
While the Cloud outfit is a pre-order bonus in the U.S., the Aerith costume—which has only been announced for Japan at the moment—can be acquired as a bonus that comes with the V Jump magazine strategy guide for the game. Final Fantasy Network spotted the costume during a stream.
Square Enix have not detailed how the Aerith costume will be made available in North America and Europe.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on September 22, 2013, 03:26:10 PM
Oh lulz.

is it too much to hope someone  jumps down from the sky and impale lightning at this point

But knowing how super-special-awesome Squeenix is making her out to be she'd probably tank it
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on September 22, 2013, 03:28:52 PM
They must be pretty desperate and try out everything to make sure the game won't bomb
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on September 22, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
is it too much to hope someone  jumps down from the sky and impale lightning at this point
Did you check the end of the video above your post ?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on September 22, 2013, 03:55:37 PM
Wha- OH OUCH

Oh my god they did! Best part of the video right there. Its not "Masamune through the gut" but it works.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on September 22, 2013, 08:29:59 PM
It's halfway there MightyKombat.
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/21/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-gets-an-aerith-costume-from-final-fantasy-vii/
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Cloud isn’t the only Final Fantasy VII character you’ll get to dress Lightning up as, in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. You’ll also be able to outfit her in Aerith’s clothes. Take a look at the costume in the video below.
While the Cloud outfit is a pre-order bonus in the U.S., the Aerith costume—which has only been announced for Japan at the moment—can be acquired as a bonus that comes with the V Jump magazine strategy guide for the game. Final Fantasy Network spotted the costume during a stream.
Square Enix have not detailed how the Aerith costume will be made available in North America and Europe.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aO-GfCaeRLs[/youtube]

Oh dear god, that is hilarious...even wearing her ensemble is liable to get you penetrated...

They must be pretty desperate and try out everything to make sure the game won't bomb

Actually...people are looking at it favorably now...but considering it's a Final Fantasy game...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 26, 2013, 02:28:01 PM
In other news...
Moar Lightning shoved in yo face
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 27, 2013, 06:57:34 AM
Demo - Exploration And Battles



Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on October 10, 2013, 09:40:11 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/09/closer-look-vanille-lightning-returns-lightning-dress
(http://i.imgur.com/TPdr7du.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lNEepvg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/J9eIiE5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zBHrJiI.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Websta on October 10, 2013, 09:45:03 PM
So when did Vanille become Indian?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: MightyKombat on October 10, 2013, 09:45:49 PM
That purple dress looks good on Lightning.

Certainly looks better than half the other outfits bar the Aeris and Cloud ones.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on October 14, 2013, 10:57:49 AM
More gameplay
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on October 29, 2013, 05:46:39 AM
I wonder this will work if you manage to exterminate every type... no more fights besides boss fights?
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/can-eradicate-entire-species-monsters-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on October 29, 2013, 06:00:20 AM
...That sounds rather evil.

Wait, how do you exterminate "skeletons" as a species?  If you do, does everyone everywhere lose their bones?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Bastard Mami on October 29, 2013, 06:20:54 AM
peta endorsed.
Title: Next Final Fantasy by Eidos
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on October 29, 2013, 11:07:54 AM
Seems the next Final Fantasy after XV will be made by Eidos.
http://www.destructoid.com/eidos-could-be-next-in-line-to-make-a-final-fantasy-game-264465.phtml

Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on October 29, 2013, 11:18:10 AM
Could be, not will be.  Nothing final yet.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Websta on October 29, 2013, 11:21:28 AM
If it does happen... It'll certainly be something. Kinda excited.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 06, 2013, 11:35:24 PM
Behold, the god of the FFXIII series, Bhunivelze.
(http://i.imgur.com/mIiB2DC.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on November 06, 2013, 11:40:46 PM
...As compared to the last god over everything, the goddess of time, space & creation, and the one before that, the sword with two heads.

So what's this one's deal?  New guy running this new world, Lightning going to kill him?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 06, 2013, 11:44:25 PM
Dunno, but he or she reminds me of Seymour from FF-X
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Cazaki on November 06, 2013, 11:51:36 PM
Actually looks more like God Kefka than anything.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 06, 2013, 11:58:02 PM
Now that I look at it again, kinda looks like Adel from FF-8
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: megaman_zer0 on November 07, 2013, 05:16:35 AM
that's the guy who dethroned the first god I'm looking for the video that explains the lore right now but can't find it :(
no video but found this
Spoiler: contains the entire lore of ff13 (click to see content)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 07, 2013, 10:04:16 PM
Let's go shopping
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on November 08, 2013, 03:57:28 AM
@Long John
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...As compared to the last god over everything, the goddess of time, space & creation
She isn't the maker of everything, neither is Bhuni. The Maker is the one who created the 3 Gods, who created the world of FFXIII so technically, The Maker is the biggest guy over everything.

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and the one before that, the sword with two heads.
Orphan isn't a god, he's a Fal'Cie...okay, a lesser God, but not exactly ruler of everything, just Cocoon.

Quote
So what's this one's deal?  New guy running this new world, Lightning going to kill him?
I forgot exactly what Bhuni is supposed to be, but FFXIII-2 kinda stated some things that can easily be as foreshadowing about Bhuni's point of being here which means:

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on November 08, 2013, 05:53:52 PM
It was an exaggeration....though the way news has been going it might not be so soon enough.
Just making fun at their "If it needs reasoning, they're a god" logic, but thanks for the explanation, though.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on November 09, 2013, 03:10:24 AM
It was an exaggeration....though the way news has been going it might not be so soon enough.
Just making fun at their "If it needs reasoning, they're a god" logic, but thanks for the explanation, though.

Ah, messed up there then...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on December 03, 2013, 07:19:53 PM
Final Fantasy XIV: ARR is coming to PS4. (http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-hits-ps4-in-april-266809.phtml)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Moon Girard on December 07, 2013, 04:19:38 AM
So does anyone here have FFXIV:ARR I'm a MMO junkie Enjoy MMO's a lot and the Collectors Edition is $15 bucks on PSN+ right now so i was thinking of picking it up, is it worth it?


http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/06/yunas-final-fantasy-x-2-costume-coming-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has a costume based on Yuna from Final Fantasy X, but a video of the Chinese version of the game uploaded to YouTube shows Lightning donning Yuna’s Gunner outfit from Final Fantasy X-2 as well. You can catch this at the 3:37 mark in the video below. (Thanks, Game Jouhou)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=76f1Fb75sis

Square Enix will probably announce the second Yuna costume as DLC for Lightning Returns in the near future. We’ll keep our eyes open for more news.
Yunas Final Fantasy X 2 Costume Is Coming To Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII screenshot
(http://i.imgur.com/Y971mKn.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on December 07, 2013, 04:28:43 AM
More outfits to not care about...

Surprised they haven't gone all-out on "guest star" outfits from non-FF games like Noel being Ezio or those Mass Effect armors from last game.  Well, still got some time before its release.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on December 07, 2013, 06:33:12 AM
I'll wait for nude mods.  That'll be awesome.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Long John Killer on December 07, 2013, 06:42:26 AM
Dare I question why you'd really want that?

The comments there confuse me.  People expecting that FF X/X-2 costume to be read from save data.  Guessing then it's for Playstation then, what with that HD re-release?  So no 360 version, then? (Unless I missed that game was also on the 360?  Didn't think so)

Fine by me, I can do without Barbie: Lightning Edition, but seems odd of them to do that now.  After making the whole issue of it being multi-platform to begin with for this series.
Never mind, somehow I mis-read that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: megaman_zer0 on December 07, 2013, 08:41:12 AM
FF XIV patch 2.1 details
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Byakko on December 07, 2013, 11:50:04 AM
More outfits to not care about...
There are 80 of those (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/19/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-costume-based-final-fantasy-vi/), by the way.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Snakebyte on December 07, 2013, 11:56:36 AM
I keep looking in here hoping for FFXV news and getting Lightning outfits.

I hate you all ;;
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Hoshi on December 07, 2013, 05:30:40 PM
I keep looking in here hoping for FFXV news and getting Lightning outfits.

I hate you all ;;
You should check out the Smash Bros thread then. They post new info every day.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on January 30, 2014, 06:06:07 AM
Check out this cool retro sprite trailer for Lightning Returns
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: EM20XX on January 30, 2014, 06:36:24 AM
I played the demo for Lightning Returns and I thought it was pretty fun. Can’t wait to get the full game. A lot of people say they didn’t like 13 but my only real problem was the characters were rather corny. I love the game play to the FF13 series and how unique each game is. It will be nice to finally finish out the 13 series and then wait for 15 (hell I already waited this long).
Title: Lightning gets a Tomb Raider costume
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 05, 2014, 05:07:43 PM
Was wondering when this would happen
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on February 05, 2014, 05:13:00 PM
Well they really all going all out with the degrading women angle. Wark wark.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on February 05, 2014, 07:57:04 PM
Hmm? But that costume is fine. What's so degrading about it?

(Now to wait for a Hitman costume)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mechy on February 05, 2014, 08:11:20 PM
It's a joke about how the new Tomb Raider was really just a punch of torture porn dressed up as a uncharted ripoff.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: EM20XX on February 05, 2014, 10:33:01 PM
It's a joke about how the new Tomb Raider was really just a punch of torture porn dressed up as a uncharted ripoff.

I disagree with that lol. compared to older tomb raiders she was way sexed down. I personally liked tomb raider better than uncharted and even though they maybe similar I would not call it a rap off. As for the DLC I’m not too impressed by it but depending on how much I like the game I may pay for it.
Title: Re: Lightning gets a Tomb Raider costume
Post by: Xhominid on February 06, 2014, 12:00:02 AM
Was wondering when this would happen
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAW4HBPicY[/youtube]

I may actually buy this DLC as long as it's not stupidly overpriced...

I feel that this costume actually works for Lightning somehow...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on February 06, 2014, 04:47:08 AM
So I'm playing the demo to XIII-3 (in a attempt to diversify my gaming library)... I suck, and my only experience with RPGs are from GTA and the likes (bad pun). No prior knowledge to say that "HURR DURR NOT FFXI OR VII"or whatever. Seems fun... wouldn't know anything about the characters (except from what I hear in other gaming sites which most of it's probably blind hate).

As a complete beginner, anything I should know that the tutorial won't tell me? (since developers have done such an amazing job at teaching people how to play their games)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on February 06, 2014, 05:45:13 AM
So I'm playing the demo to XIII-3 (in a attempt to diversify my gaming library)... I suck, and my only experience with RPGs are from GTA and the likes (bad pun). No prior knowledge to say that "HURR DURR NOT FFXI OR VII"or whatever. Seems fun... wouldn't know anything about the characters (except from what I hear in other gaming sites which most of it's probably blind hate).

As a complete beginner, anything I should know that the tutorial won't tell me? (since developers have done such an amazing job at teaching people how to play their games)

The game actually does tell you plenty enough...but here's the best way I can describe certain things they dont tell you:

1. There is Just Guard in which if you Guard at the right time, you take zero damage AS WELL as have your ATB gauge get completely refilled on the spot.

2. Certain enemies can get their limbs removed if you strike at it enough(Zaltys's Tail can be removed), taking away atleast a move.

3. Use Libra(I believe it's RB or LB) to check every time you do an elemental move, as that helps stagger the enemy alot more.

4. You can use items in battle with zero repercussions, so go all out.

There are more knowledgable people around on Youtube with this game so go ask them, I mainly just know the intermediates and what the demo tutorial told me.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Cazaki on February 06, 2014, 02:27:01 PM
It's a joke about how the new Tomb Raider was really just a punch of torture porn dressed up as a uncharted ripoff.

No.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on May 13, 2014, 07:24:14 PM
Some small new scenes of FF XV, cam copy though, skip to 20 min mark
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on July 17, 2014, 07:56:34 AM
Square Enix has surpassed 2 million accounts for Final Fantasy XIV; averages 500K daliy users. (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/04/final-fantasy-xiv-passes-the-2-million-subscriber-mark/)

So much for Final Fantasy is dead; maybe not as good as it used to be.

Heh, thought the total # would be a bit higher (still pretty good being vanilla was atrocious). 500,000 players at $12/month minimum sounds like a good amount though.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on July 17, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
Square Enix has surpassed 2 million accounts for Final Fantasy XIV; averages 500K daliy users. (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2014/04/final-fantasy-xiv-passes-the-2-million-subscriber-mark/)

So much for Final Fantasy is dead; maybe not as good as it used to be.

Heh, thought the total # would be a bit higher (still pretty good being vanilla was atrocious). 500,000 players at $12/month minimum sounds like a good amount though.

People been saying that doom train since FFX, I just really don't care anymore since FF fans at this point can barely even say what they want without stepping all over someone else.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Lost_Avenger on July 17, 2014, 08:58:12 PM
It needs... remakes of the psx games as well as FF 12 International HD for my vita. X-2 hd made me like the game.) I really didnt light Lightning Returns and mmos arent my thing. They should go back and do some fan service. Imo.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on July 18, 2014, 12:25:52 AM
I will play one of the older games one day. Probably X-2, isn't that the one with the idol entrance (shows what I look for in a game, lol).

MMOs aren't my thing, I've always preferred doing things alone and hate working in teams. Although I'll admit I don't exactly know what I'm talking about on that front.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on September 07, 2014, 02:07:00 PM
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224994/More_evidence_of_Final_Fantasys_existential_crisis.php

Fuck Square-Enix and the mad monkeys working there. Goddamn.

link fixed
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on September 07, 2014, 02:16:02 PM
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Since it was announced, the mobile market has come to dominate Japan -- with a side of portables. Triple-A is a much smaller niche of the market, and most enduring Japanese console RPG franchises have either gone portable or carefully constrain their budgets and scope to focus on the key elements their fan-bases most enjoy. Final Fantasy is the last general-purpose HD epic, and Tabata knows it.

Seems more like typical incompetence on SE's part than them doing anything "anti-consumer."

In the era of online multiplayer, rpg's aren't an aaa genre anymore; they have no choice but to either decrease the budget for their titles or move to portable/mobile. Otherwise, they'll just continue losing money (which I totally expect them to do).

Also, link directs to an article about zbrush. :confused:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on September 07, 2014, 09:36:14 PM
I'm not sure if for some stupidly weird reason gamasutra is blocked in my country or what (I mean, nothing ever gets blocked here to begin with) but I'm unable to load any article from that site since 3 months ago by now. What the hell?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Snakebyte on September 11, 2014, 05:19:31 PM
After all the years of bullshit I went through waiting for Versus XIII news and getting more XIII sequels shoveled in my face, I am seriously annoyed that we have one thread for both here. =/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Renzo F on September 12, 2014, 06:11:31 PM
I could gladly accept less multimillion shit like FFXIII / FFXV and embrace more modest-budget games like Bravely Default.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Xhominid on September 12, 2014, 07:24:13 PM
I could gladly accept less multimillion shit like FFXIII / FFXV and embrace more modest-budget games like Bravely Default.

Even though I actually like the XIII saga, I do have to agree that it's in Squenix's best interests to leave the AAA market and focus on budget titles and rebuilding classics than focus on graphics and other nonsense.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Renzo F on September 12, 2014, 07:33:55 PM
I liked XIII too. And A LOT; XIII-2 is the first game where I unlocked everything... but I think they can make fun games with less money.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 17, 2014, 09:15:53 AM
So what's this mean?
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/steam-logo-final-fantasy-xiii-portal-page/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on September 17, 2014, 09:59:49 AM
It means that some people will have even less reasons now to buy a console if they have a modern PC
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on September 17, 2014, 01:28:51 PM
It means Lightning will return, duh. :P
Will probably buy one of the older titles first, didn't even know 7 and 8 were on steam.

Appearently Type-0 will come with a demo of Final Fantasy XV. (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/17/report-final-fantasy-xv-demo-coming-2015/)

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A demo for Final Fantasy XV will be available in 2015, Game Informer (link down) are reporting. The demo, titled Episode Duscae, will let players sample an early portion of the game.

Some elements of the progression, Game Informer say, have been altered to fit the demo format. Additionally, they state that a demo voucher will be included with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which will release on March 17th in North America.

The Final Fantasy XV demo will be released for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but whether or not it will be available the same day as Type-0 is unconfirmed.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Insigniawarfare on September 17, 2014, 01:51:33 PM
Cool FF XV won't be exclusive to Playstation anymore as it seemed, since the game was first shown.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Snakebyte on September 18, 2014, 04:12:51 AM


If this topic doesn't bring me the news I want? I'll fucking BRING THE NEWS TO YOU!
Title: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on September 18, 2014, 04:50:24 AM
You could have post FF Type-0 and Agito Trailer as well lol. The title should be changed to Final Fantasy megathread or something along those lines.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Final Fantasy Agito
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: 2Dee4ever on September 18, 2014, 05:12:46 AM
I'm glad I haven't beaten type-0 yet though it doesn't look that bad on my pc. Too wait or not to wait... Sucks it's only ps4 :/
Final Fantasy XV Hype died a long time ago. Honestly, regardless of mixed opinions I'm more interested in them working on Final Fantasy X-3, but then again they'd be drawing string trying to draw that story out..

If Square Enix whats to make some money and get more fans back into the rpg genre they need to focus on a new "core" Dragon Quest game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Snakebyte on September 18, 2014, 05:16:15 AM
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Final Fantasy XV Hype died a long time ago.

No it fucking didn't. I am buying a PS4 tomorrow for this game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: 1Ultima on September 18, 2014, 09:53:54 AM
 Nomura steps down as director of FF15  (http://m.uk.ign.com/articles/2014/09/18/tgs-2014-final-fantasy-xv-director-leaves-project-focusing-on-kingdom-hearts-iii)

IGN said:
Tetsuya Nomura has left the Final Fantasy XV project, on which he was serving as Director. Final Fantasy Type-0 and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Director Hajime Tabata will step up from Co-Director to FFXV's main Director.

Nomura, notable for his iconic Final Fantasy character designs and leading the Kingdom Hearts series since the original game's release in 2002, will now "focus his full efforts as the director of other highly anticipated titles," Square Enix said, "including Kingdom Hearts III." It did not specify which other games Nomura is working on.

These changes come as part of a "development restructure" within Square Enix. "Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date,” said Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda.
"Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the [Final Fantasy XV] story and universe in addition to creating the character," Matsuda said. Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support.”
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Mgbenz on September 18, 2014, 02:05:12 PM
Final Fantasy XV Hype died a long time ago.

Nope. Still hyped as ever. It and KH3 are the only games that will make me buy a PS4.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on September 18, 2014, 02:10:44 PM
What if both games are coming to the PC too?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Renzo F on September 18, 2014, 04:00:27 PM
It will be good for Sqaure Enix. More people will buy their games, so they can continue making more games. That's it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Speedpreacher on September 18, 2014, 04:34:33 PM
What if both games are coming to the PC too?

I think it's a good bet for FF, but I doubt KH3 is going to any other platform.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Niitris on September 18, 2014, 04:58:51 PM
Official confirmation of FF XV demo codes to come with Type-0. (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/09/18/final-fantasy-xv-demo-coming-soon-ps4/?emcid=social_20140918_31845206)

Please be excited.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Snakebyte on September 19, 2014, 12:50:41 AM
I now own a PS4.

Got no games for it though. Might be able to pick up Second Son soon. It's the only thing I want until 2015.

Probably just gonna stick the thing in my closet for another six months.

(It was on sale and it's better for me financially to spend the money at this time of year, it's less retarded than it sounds. I'll be picking three or four things up on launch in the first half of next year.)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy XIII-3 / Final Fantasy XIV / Final Fantasy XV
Post by: Insigniawarfare on September 20, 2014, 10:03:37 PM
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Agito, and XV TGS demo gameplay.
Type-0 HD starts at 6:15
Agito starts at 12:25
XV starts at 22:55
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 22, 2014, 11:49:58 PM
FF XIII on steam will be released October 9th. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/292120/)
Rest of series scheduled for Spring 2015.

Square Enix (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-xiii-returns-windows-pc) said:
The FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy is officially making its way to Windows PC starting on October 9th when the first game of the series will be made available on Steam, the Square Enix Online Store and other digital download services at a price of $15.99. Later next Spring, the rest of the games in the trilogy will be made available to complete the epic saga.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on September 23, 2014, 12:05:49 AM
I'm surprised as many people are hyped for XV considering how bad XIII was.

I'm pumped myself actually. Looks great. If there's one thing I want, it's that Gilgamesh is in this game as well.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 23, 2014, 01:47:09 AM
That's the entire point. We're hyped for XV BECAUSE XIII was bad. We've been waiting for a good game this entire time the XIII travesty has been going on. Different team, different direction, ended up even being different engine and console. There's no reason to assume the quality will be related.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 23, 2014, 01:57:39 AM
Wish I could feel the same way. Part of XIII being underwhelming was because it was rushed/incomplete (as evidenced by XIII-2). In an even more expensive and time-consuming industry, no real reason to believe that there isn't a possibility for that to happen to XV. Don't blame people in the slightest for being apprehensive (especially after what they tried with XIV).

Doesn't help that Square Enix isn't a company I have all the confidence in the world in. Then again I don't have much of an attachment to Final Fantasy or anything SE for that matter. I just hope XV winds up decent (and by that I mean $60+ dollars decent).
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 23, 2014, 02:07:43 AM
Well I mean

They announced it in what, 2006?

On what planet could it be rushed?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 23, 2014, 09:49:18 AM
Yeah, if anything, it seems to me like they're trying to do it "the old fashioned way", finishing the whole thing they planned from the start and adding everything they want with the quality they're aiming at, and it's a lot harder + taking a lot longer than the previous generations and they're having trouble going the distance.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 23, 2014, 10:54:17 AM
There's that, but it's not the only thing I'm concerned about. However, I'd rather not continue being a downer about it.

Really big article with lots of reading.
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/final-fantasy-xv-director-talks-development-open-world-combat-demo

Summary:
Quote
- Game is 55% done from the two years new director Hajime Tabata has been working on it.
- Graphical quality is at 70%
- Dev team is around 200-300
- Game is open world
- Weather has an effect on attacks
- 30 minutes real time = 1 day game time
- Travel by car
- All male party; only Noctis is playable.
- Time and weather mechanics will be in the demo
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 23, 2014, 11:00:26 AM
it's not the only thing I'm concerned about. However, I'd rather not continue being a downer about it.
If you're thinking they might drop it or shelve it or something like that, they've gone way too far for that. The last few videos from TGS are fucking gorgeous, with the visuals, details, lighting, effects and the way the characters moves. No way this just trails off and disappears now.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on September 23, 2014, 06:01:03 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-22/fans-are-having-a-field-day-photoshopping-the-final-fantasy-xv-trailer/.79079
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Cazaki on September 23, 2014, 06:06:31 PM
Something tells me I'll still not play this game. Final Fantasy is so far away from it's RPG roots that I might not be able to get into these games anymore.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 23, 2014, 06:17:23 PM
Yeah, I'm probably worrying too much. Barring extraordinary circumstances, worst case scenario it becomes as polarizing as XIII (which although not "great" wasn't unplayable garbage). That said,

Something tells me I'll still not play this game. Final Fantasy is so far away from it's RPG roots that I might not be able to get into these games anymore.

That's the point; they don't want to make the same thing over again. In the interview it was said that repeating the same formula would result in the franchise becoming stale. I do agree with the approach they're taking, even it if does wind up displeasing a lot of people who want it to stay in it's roots. Of course execution will determine if it was a good thing or not.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on September 23, 2014, 07:04:41 PM
You know? The FF games people liked most (excepting FFVI) were "okay" to me, like FFVII, FFIX... and the games people hated with all heart are my favorites (VIII, XII, XIII).
So if it is any indication, if XV ends being bad I'll be completely sure I'll like it :p
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 23, 2014, 07:26:31 PM
Aye, just when I was starting to feel better about it.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-09-22-meet-hajime-tabata-final-fantasys-latest-saviour?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialoomph

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Tabata's also in pursuit of a Final Fantasy that's not as overwhelming as its predecessors, and one that can be enjoyed by a broader audience. "With Final Fantasy 15, I do want to make it more casual," he says. "Of course the depth of the game is going to be there, but I want to make it so players can easily experience the satisfaction of the depth of the game." There's an option to set that car to drive itself, allowing players to sit back and take in the sights - although there is also an option to drive it manually, should they want to engage more fully with the world.

"Another example is in the combat," explains Tabata. "With the hardware specifications of the newer consoles, it's possible to set it up so you have different enemies and different choices of attacks you can enter in, but I want to simplify that. It'll basically be a one-button action, and the AI intuitively outputs an action that kind of satisfies, gives you that instant gratification, and it connects with the simple touch of a button. I myself am not getting any younger. I don't want to be frantically pushing buttons. I also want to utilise the intelligence of the hardware spec, and not have to go through too much hassle or trouble in order to execute moves."

All for more accessible, but not sure if want.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on September 23, 2014, 08:53:39 PM
Well, certainly selecting

> ATTACK
_MAGIC
_ITEM

Like a madman for the past 27 years hasn't been a problem for me, and it won't be a problem now.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 24, 2014, 12:38:13 AM
It's been a huge problem for me, and I can barely play games that do it anymore. XII was bliss.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: TempesT on September 24, 2014, 01:25:57 AM
lol why would you want a game that plays itself.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 修羅 on September 24, 2014, 01:39:37 AM
the games people hated with all heart are my favorites (VIII, XII, XIII).
I didn't hate XII but I really didn't like Vaan. Hurts more when you learn Balthier was supposed to be the main char but Vaan was shoved in there later on to fit the "average FF fan" demographic at the time, demoting Balthier to party member status.

Figures one of the more developed characters in the story, and one of the coolest, gets internally upstaged by whatever person thought Advent Children was a good movie. hue
Now, it's the salt talking, but at the same time it's pretty terrible. Like, if Vaan at least had a personality in his own game (Dissidia 012 made Vaan pretty cool), he could've made the game a lot more bearable. He's just there to be... there.

Never played Revenant Wings though so I dunno about that. Heard it was weird but I wanna play it.

Good thing XII itself was good, wish they ported it for Vita so I could play it anywhere. Great timesink.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 24, 2014, 01:50:29 AM
lol why would you want a game that plays itself.

lol why would you want a game where all you do is hit X.

XII provided the same mechanics and saved on the thumb strain. Mashing the attack button on a menu screen is not enjoyable or skillful, nothing is lost by automating it. I took control when I actually had to do something more complicated. Against enemies I could kill without looking at the screen, why should I need to push buttons? It's the same kind of autopilot. It just took my poor abused X button out of the equation.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Japanese Jesus on September 24, 2014, 02:03:28 AM
lol why would you want a game that plays itself.

THE STORYLINE.

I can't imagine anyone finds turn-based gameplay to be exciting especially after you have seen all of the attack animations.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on September 24, 2014, 02:17:37 AM
I find turn-based gameplay exciting the same way I find ANY gameplay exciting - through proper use of mechanics and sufficient challenge.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 24, 2014, 05:00:06 AM
lol why would you want a game that plays itself.

So I don't have to frantically push buttons? :sadgoi:

I was trying to be optimistic but... yeah, this sounds awful. And they said it couldn't possibly be more dumbed down than XIII, amazing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on September 24, 2014, 03:00:19 PM
Complaining about FFXII playing itself is just about the same complaint as beating KH games by just mashing the attack button. It's all highly exaggerated.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on September 24, 2014, 03:40:35 PM
Gambits where great, it was almost like old-school MUGEN-AI coding.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on September 24, 2014, 07:42:18 PM
Well, the JP playerbase hate the idea too and started a petition to get SE to change the battle system (https://twitter.com/jkermarrec/status/514761755760021504) so it can be less "video" and more "game."
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 24, 2014, 08:19:33 PM
I honestly wouldn't read too much into an interview quote. It could mean any number of things. The way I interpreted it was it was an option. Gonna be super disappointed if it isn't, but this is far from confirmation.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: TempesT on September 24, 2014, 10:43:12 PM
"thumb strain"

Kids with these baby hands.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on September 25, 2014, 04:14:32 AM
"baby hands"

Kids with these pointless ad hominems.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on September 25, 2014, 11:04:38 AM
Man a pettition this far into development? do they want it delayed for 2 more years? Sometimes I think people don't realize the effects of what they are asking would be.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: EM20XX on September 30, 2014, 10:14:11 AM
I’m looking forward to Type-0 and 15 and in a much bigger way then when I felt for 13 (Even though I think 13 gets bashed for what’s wrong and no one talks about the good and yes there was a lot of good!). I don’t like to judge games till I get them and have a feel for them but I think these games will be great regardless.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on October 02, 2014, 03:13:10 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-09-22/fans-are-having-a-field-day-photoshopping-the-final-fantasy-xv-trailer/.79079

And new director Tabeta is apparently wants people to do it too.
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/02/final-fantasy-xv-director-encourages-fans-make-car-memes/

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As a result, Square Enix have released art assets of this scene (and two others) for fans to mess around with.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on October 04, 2014, 12:39:11 AM
it refuses to die:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-10-03/final-fantasy-xv-meme-gets-official-assets-fan-makes-incredible-chrome-browser-extension/.79488

if TL;DR

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ff15-internet-car-driving/acbomgcfbkgbbomhfclpojgceiglbnhl

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on October 19, 2014, 05:21:22 AM
Expansion to FF XIV announced:



Release set for Spring 2015.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on October 31, 2014, 08:07:43 AM
omg new vids
http://gematsu.com/2014/10/final-fantasy-xv-shown-behind-closed-doors-paris-games-week

Update:

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on November 11, 2014, 06:03:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOehqHxuOKs

Final Fantasy XIII-2 on Steam set for December 11th. (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/11/final-fantasy-xiii-2-coming-steam-next-month-will-support-60fps-1080p/)

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Steam also mentions that the PC version of the game will be capable of running at 60 frames-per-second, and will support resolutions of 720p, 1080p, and more. It will also include a range of DLC from the console release of Final Fantasy XIII-2.

edit: video taken down
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on November 11, 2014, 09:02:42 PM
http://www.artstation.com/artwork/balamb-garden

I both love this for being awesome and hate this for getting my hopes up.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on December 11, 2014, 02:51:37 PM
So yeah, FF7 PC will be ported onto PS4, Square Enix really had everyone going.

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-announced-playstation-4/
X and X-2 remaster will also be on PS4; release date Spring 2015.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on December 15, 2014, 01:39:56 PM
makes sense they would port it to newer platforms going forward.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 15, 2014, 05:57:44 PM
English voices
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on December 15, 2014, 06:05:15 PM
I get a strong VII~VIII vibe from this game. I think it's going to be a commercial hit
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 15, 2014, 07:38:18 PM
Yeah, I'm loving what I'm seeing so far
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 19, 2014, 11:49:07 PM
Boobs
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/final-fantasy-xv-might-series-first-female-cid/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on December 19, 2014, 11:53:21 PM
Boobs
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/19/final-fantasy-xv-might-series-first-female-cid/

BOOOYAH!!!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on December 20, 2014, 03:04:30 PM
If time allows from like the hundreds of other things I wanna do today, guess I'll give VII a quick spin. Only seen it, never played it myself.

Anyway, videos:
ENG Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ2Kwyz_RfU)
JP Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HvgPzpbLhM)
New Female (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oufzYhnBfqM)
Town (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdFmrGwDF6c)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on December 20, 2014, 04:19:09 PM
FF Type-0 HD Jump Festa 2015 Trailer


FF Android/Iso game trailers in spoiler
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 23, 2014, 12:21:43 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/20/final-fantasy-xv-tons-details-jump-festa/#khEyRsVi9r05V6iR.99
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    The giant monster shown at the end of the trailer is indeed Titan.

 

    Summoned Beasts can be acquired after fighting them, and there are various other conditions for acquiring them as well.

 

    Titan will play a big role in the story, but the demo won’t include him in. It will instead add another Summoned Beast that is not a big part of the story. You’ll get to summon this Beast, and it is said that it will be a dynamic one that will surprise players.

 

    The giant size of Titan seen in the trailer is how he’ll look when you summon him yourself.

 

    The town in the trailer is shown in a seamless fashion; however, at the current stage, Square Enix can’t say for sure whether the entire game will be seamless. Again, they say that they’re doing their best to make it all seamless, but important scenes will likely require some loading. The demo, however, will be completely seamless.

 

    The town shown is called “Lestarg” and it plays an important role in the story surrounding Titan. While big, it is not one of the largest towns in the game, and won’t be in the demo. There’s a hotel where you’ll get to rest, eat, and shop, along with all kinds of other events.

 

    General Cor Leonis will join you and fight in the party. there are some party members that will join as temporary guests, and Cor is one of them. He’s not a friend of Noctis and the others, but an aide to his father. He’ll be there to look out for Noctis and Co.

 

    If you go a while without sleeping, the stat boosts you get from foods and such will lose their effect.

 

    The sleep element has been added to further emphasize that these characters are living people, so they’ll need to get rest just like any normal human. You can eat meals at camp for extra status effects.

 

    You’ll need to take a breather in order to level up. So basically, if you don’t rest at a camping area, you won’t level up. This will make it possible for people to challenge themselves at beating the game at a low level.

 

    You can go three days without sleeping, but any longer than that and you’ll begin to see negative effects.

 

    One day in Final Fantasy XV is the equivalent of a real-life hour, so a day lasts for about 40 to 45 minutes, and the rest is night. This bit is currently in development, so it’s subject to change.

 

    There will be moments where you’ll need to go on fighting for days at a time.

 

    There are also trains to travel inside, and these will have their own spaces within them. You’ll travel by train at times, and can freely walk around inside when you do.

 

    Cindy (or Cidney in Japanese) doesn’t have much to do with the story, but she’s a mechanic who’ll talk to you about gameplay. While we still don’t know exactly what kind of mechanic she is, she’ll appear in the demo. Square Enix’s male staff members have been putting a lot of effort into creating her.

 

    At the moment, Square Enix are working on adding more action varieties, and they feel that magic isn’t looking too impressive, so they’re not showing it. They need to work on it, but they’ll do that after they’re done with the Summoned Beasts.

 

    At first, they decided on only having Noctis use magic, but they felt that it wouldn’t be as fun gameplay wise, so they’re changing it up a bit so that everyone in the party can use magic.

 

    Square are adding various languages for the demo version that will release around the world, but due to the heavy amount of content and problems in schedule, Square Enix can’t say for sure whether they’ll all be included in the initial release.

 

    Insomnia is the capital of the Kingdom of Lucis, where Noctis is the prince of. This is where a ceremonial signing will take place.

 

    Square Enix prepared all kinds of scenes for the latest trailer, but since they didn’t use them all, map director Yasuyuki Matsunami got pretty upset. Tabata justified his reason by saying that trailers can be made in two ways: to advertise or show the state of development. They showed Behemoth and weathers in the previous trailers, and Tabata says this was put together in a rush. As for Jump Festa 2015, the focus was advertising, which was done by the editing studio, and not in cooperation with the development staff. For this reason, they weren’t able to include all the scenes that were requested by staff.

 

    Some of the omitted scenes were shown separately at the event, including one that highlighted Cindy, and another with town exploration.

 

    There was a much older version of the town, but the latest version had a lot more going on that was shown in the trailer when you see Noctis and friends cruising in there. The full-release version will look nicer, and will have more people walking around. If you go near them, you’ll also get to hear them speaking.

 

    You can purchase ingredients to cook at camp. By eating those foods, you’ll gain positive effects. By properly sleeping, you’ll maintain its effects.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 23, 2014, 12:28:34 AM
lol food + sleep life simulator, that's new
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on December 23, 2014, 12:40:22 AM
We Brave Fencer Musashi now.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SlySuavity on December 23, 2014, 11:57:51 PM
lol food + sleep life simulator, that's new

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/22/The_Sims_Coverart.png)

:P

Sure is an interesting dynamic to get by, in any case. Not something emphasized very often in RPGs gameplay-wise, I imagine.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 24, 2014, 12:06:51 AM
New for Final Fantasy obviously...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 26, 2014, 06:50:33 AM
So the guy that leaked the changes to FFXV ahead of last year's E3 has a couple more bits of FF news.

One, FFXII HD is basically confirmed at this point.
Two, there's a non-big budget, non-FFX, non-FF7, FF spinoff title headed to consoles. Could this be the fabled home version Dissidia?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on December 26, 2014, 08:48:13 AM
S-E is going to releasing Play Arts Kai figures from XII, nice timing huh? Hopefully it's the Int/Zodiac version.

I'd like to see a 2v2 Dissidia (So pretty much make it play like the Gundam VS series)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 26, 2014, 03:02:03 PM
Could this be the fabled home version Dissidia?
I didn't dare hope for that. "Fabled" ? Do you mean there have been rumors about it, or was that just wishful thinking from random people on the Internet ?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on December 26, 2014, 05:23:34 PM
So the guy that leaked the changes to FFXV ahead of last year's E3 has a couple more bits of FF news.

One, FFXII HD is basically confirmed at this point.
Two, there's a non-big budget, non-FFX, non-FF7, FF spinoff title headed to consoles. Could this be the fabled home version Dissidia?
you got some kind of source for this info?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on December 26, 2014, 05:28:14 PM
i think taht one was alreayd confirmed, too bad my source is sancom so I can't search for it atm (or was it ann, I will search asap).
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 26, 2014, 05:29:01 PM
you got some kind of source for this info?
So the guy that leaked the changes to FFXV ahead of last year's E3 has a couple more bits of FF news.
He posted that on Neogaf, in a list of various other leaks on other games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 05, 2015, 01:36:48 PM
New Trailers

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on February 15, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbkraGvmzWE
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on February 15, 2015, 09:58:21 PM
http://mugenguild.com/forum/topics/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade--165052.0.html
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 20, 2015, 11:23:34 PM
Some details regarding the FF XV Demo
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/20/final-fantasy-xv-director-shares-latest-episode-duscae-demo/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Makkah on March 17, 2015, 04:27:43 PM
My interest in this game just went Super Saiyan!

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on March 17, 2015, 07:33:23 PM
SASUKE SUMMONS SUSANOORAMUH

That summon anim, very old school. Really captures the ominous feel of the summons in FF7/8
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on March 17, 2015, 07:57:12 PM
I just noticed Square Enix removed multiplayer mode for Final Fantasy Type-0.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on April 23, 2015, 05:14:53 PM
More Final Fantasy coming to Steam.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on April 23, 2015, 07:14:14 PM
Yuss!!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on April 24, 2015, 04:24:06 AM
After Years is pretty awful though. I mean, I know it would be hard to top the original but it really isn't that good. I'd rather play FFX-2.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on April 24, 2015, 05:00:06 AM
After Years is pretty awful though. I mean, I know it would be hard to top the original but it really isn't that good. I'd rather play FFX-2.

I didn't think it was nearly as bad as you think it is.

I liked fighting Gilgamesh and Ultima weapon, and playing as Golbez was cool.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on April 24, 2015, 05:04:57 AM
I don't know, I just wasn't a fan of how the chapters were handled.. then again, I keep forgetting that the original After Years was a mobile game with timed releases so bleh.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on April 24, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
I don't think I even finished it on PSP. It was literally "go through the same areas as the original game once more, get to the end, look at the Moon, and say 'something's going on' then leave" and nothing more. The only thing that was new story-wise was Cain, and then playable Golbez. It plays hard on nostalgia, you need to play this game 10 years after playing the original, not right after it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on April 26, 2015, 12:13:39 AM
Why do you tease us so Squeenix, why?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on April 30, 2015, 02:40:27 PM
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo is receiving a 2.0 updated version some time in May.
Which will feature some improvements and include a new targeting system, better camera control, and a new kind of dodging.

Sources:
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/27/final-fantasy-xvs-episide-duscae-demo-update-coming-additional-combat-actions/
http://www.vg247.com/2015/04/28/final-fantasy-15-episode-duscae-2-0-re-release-date/
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/28/final-fantasy-15-episode-duscae-demo-getting-an-update
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on May 01, 2015, 06:00:35 PM
Direct 12 Demo... zomg
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on May 02, 2015, 01:01:32 AM
So the guy that leaked the changes to FFXV ahead of last year's E3 has a couple more bits of FF news.

One, FFXII HD is basically confirmed at this point.
Two, there's a non-big budget, non-FFX, non-FF7, FF spinoff title headed to consoles. Could this be the fabled home version Dissidia?
you got some kind of source for this info?

I truly hope FFXII HD is a true thing(AND for the PS3 as well as PS4) because I know they will make IZJS the port they will be carrying over and it's SO much better than the original by leagues.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on May 02, 2015, 01:18:02 AM
If FFXII HD happens, I will get rid of my PS2.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on May 02, 2015, 02:59:22 AM
One, FFXII HD is basically confirmed at this point.
Two, there's a non-big budget, non-FFX, non-FF7, FF spinoff title headed to consoles. Could this be the fabled home version Dissidia?
One down, another to go.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 02, 2015, 04:23:46 PM
https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/605707631794094080

Type-0 steam port confirmed. I win again, consoles! :doom:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on June 02, 2015, 09:48:37 PM
Fuck ya!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on June 04, 2015, 04:10:28 PM
FFXV Episode Duscae 2.0 demo update release next week on the 9th of June.
Also any type of new updates wont be shown until gamescon.
(http://s29.postimg.org/6t7exd7sn/UFs_LRAY.png)
Source: FFXV Active Time Report 6.0 youtube live stream.
Title: Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming To PlayStation 4, remake, not HD port... remake
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 15, 2015, 10:00:12 AM
and the internet is gonna break
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/15/final-fantasy-vii-remake-is-coming-to-playstation-4/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Ryūku Tsukuyomi on June 15, 2015, 10:03:10 AM
Inb4 confirmed to be a fake.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 15, 2015, 10:24:28 AM
Quote
FF7

I hope it's not true. Two spinoff games, a feature film, an anime and countless other shit, and now this? Meanwhile FF8 and FF9, both better games, get no love at all.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 15, 2015, 10:26:49 AM
How is it beating a dead horse if all the fans have continuously been crying for it ? Is it just because it's a game you don't like ? People actually want all this.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 15, 2015, 10:31:25 AM
Beating a LIVE horse, then, whatever. I'm not interested in turning this into a semantics shitshow.

And it's not that I particularly hate FF7; I just see it as the weakest PS1 era FF, which gets all the attention I wish the later two also got.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Ryūku Tsukuyomi on June 15, 2015, 10:36:10 AM
FF8 and FF9 sold less than FF7. Everyone want this remake since like 10 years now so do the math.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 15, 2015, 10:43:08 AM
The only sales figures available bundle in FF7's International re-release to its total, something neither 8 or 9 got. But like I told Byakko, not interested in turning this into a semantics shitshow.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 15, 2015, 10:46:56 AM
This isn't semantics. You're saying they're giving too much attention to FF7 and they should Frozen it, and other games deserve more. We're saying there's a huge fanbase and it's very vocal and there's no reason not to do it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on June 15, 2015, 10:51:40 AM
I hope it's not true. Two spinoff games, a feature film, an anime and countless other shit, and now this? Meanwhile FF8 and FF9, both better games, get no love at all.

Maybe it's because FF8 and FF9 don't look horribly dated and don't have a sequel that ends on a cliff hanger? So no one is clamouring for a sequel/Remake of games that don't need them?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 1Ultima on June 15, 2015, 01:33:51 PM
So is this replacing the port they were doing or are they doing both?

Also, i agree with SNT to a degree. FF7 gets far to much attention imo. And while i would prefer an FF8 remake, I'm happy that they're finally doing an remake of their most requested game.

(Now remake FF6 too plz)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 15, 2015, 01:39:26 PM
Pfffft, who cares about FF7? Gimme Lighting Returns on Steam already!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 15, 2015, 01:56:02 PM
Why would you want that waste of time and hdd space
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on June 15, 2015, 04:01:04 PM
and the internet is gonna break
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/15/final-fantasy-vii-remake-is-coming-to-playstation-4/


Ishaan is committing website suicide. That took long enough.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 15, 2015, 04:25:41 PM
Why would you want that waste of time and hdd space

Exactly! Good to know someone else thinks the same about FFVII  :jester:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 15, 2015, 04:28:19 PM
If this happens for real, I'm getting a PS4 sooner than expected.

FFVII 4 lyfe
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 15, 2015, 07:53:10 PM
Exactly! Good to know someone else thinks the same about FFVII  :jester:
He meant Lightning Returns...

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 15, 2015, 07:58:33 PM
And here I thought the jester emoticon made it obvious that I was twisting his own words as a joke.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 16, 2015, 03:47:43 AM
Well. So that happened. As dead set against it as I was, that trailer still got me hype.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 16, 2015, 03:48:24 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! FANS WILL NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT THIS NOW, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on June 16, 2015, 03:52:17 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! FANS WILL NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT THIS NOW, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

:D

Honestly FF7 isn't even my favorite FF game and I am pumped for this.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 16, 2015, 04:38:24 AM
What he said.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Chronan on June 16, 2015, 04:58:12 AM
Well. So that happened. As dead set against it as I was, that trailer still got me hype.
Same! But I'm going to spend the day up through it's release going under the assumption they'll fuck it up as well as inject it full of undesirable Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus characters and references. Just doing what I can so I won't be disappointed. :D

If they do anything in regard to changing the story (and they better not fucking do it!) do not change the whole Cloud overcoming Sephiroth in the Mako reactor like the FF7 anime OVA did. They took a fantastic moment and made Sephiroth just decide to jump into a Mako Reactor as part of his evil plan.. it didn't make sense. Not sure if Crisis Core restored Cloud to his former glory there, never made it far enough in to find out.

Two last hopes for it:
1. Japanese Voice option -or- a no voice/reading option.
2. No shitty dubstep remixes to replace the old score. :)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on June 16, 2015, 05:00:26 AM
I can confirm Crisis Core restored Cloud's boss ass moment.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 16, 2015, 05:04:07 AM
It's funny how people is already bitching about Square going to screw it... didn't everyone wanted this with all their strength to be done and now they are saying it's a bad idea?
Geez :(
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 16, 2015, 05:07:41 AM
Welcome to FFVII fandom.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 16, 2015, 05:08:32 AM
It's funny how people is already bitching about Square going to screw it... didn't everyone wanted this with all their strength to be done and now they are saying it's a bad idea?
Geez :(

Dude...it's the Final Fantasy fanbase, this has been the case since...ever now.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! FANS WILL NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT THIS NOW, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

:D

Honestly FF7 isn't even my favorite FF game and I am pumped for this.

This as FF7's success may actually mean a FF9 Remake release...oh sweet jesus fuck yes.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on June 16, 2015, 05:09:58 AM
Welcome to FFVII Final Fantasy fandom.

Fixed.
Almost as bad as Sonic.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Flowrellik on June 16, 2015, 05:11:23 AM
*Sees the remake trailer....feels hope in his heart again*
My childhood is back ;u;
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: anthonygamer on June 16, 2015, 05:12:45 AM
That FF7 Remake trailer made me cry. Holy shit I'm hype right now!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 16, 2015, 05:19:49 AM
The time between today and the release date for FFVII is going to be meaningless for me in my life.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on June 16, 2015, 05:35:26 AM
so am I the only one who noticed the Play it first on PS4? as in it might not be exclusive?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 16, 2015, 05:39:31 AM
Nope, already discussed about that some pages ago.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Chronan on June 16, 2015, 05:52:00 AM
It's funny how people is already bitching about Square going to screw it... didn't everyone wanted this with all their strength to be done and now they are saying it's a bad idea?
Geez :(
Different people with different opinions, at different points in time. Popular opinion of Square/Final Fantasy has been in pretty heavy decline since FF9. and not everyone was a huge fan of the prequels/sequels of FF7. It's totally understandable people could be thinking they might fuck things up. I wanted a remake when the PS2 first came out, and then stopped caring after the PS3 came out just due to my own opinions of the direction they took things with the series. I mean FF13 and the Dirge of Cerberus characters/plot are enough reason to understand why people might be somewhat apprehensive.

I'm not sure how bad the fanbase is shitting on it though other than I already got the same old "FF7 was always overrated and always sucked!" people talking to me, but I've generally despised the fanbase for as long as I can remember. :|

As for anyone saying the remake is a bad idea though, it's one of the best decisions from a video game/business standpoint Square has had in awhile. It's a guaranteed moneymaker, which is what the ideas been since people were begging for a remake over a decade ago. It's a great idea and undeniably so!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on June 16, 2015, 05:55:26 AM
Well now I'm required to find a working PSOne to play through my copy of VII.

Yeah, Tomb Raider on One, this on PS4, with any luck they'll drop their exclusiveness around the same time.  Though learning of Hitman, I might have reason to get a PS4 anyways.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 16, 2015, 10:13:56 AM
I'll be expecting a new "compilation of FF7" on PS4, with the remake, a Crisis Core (even if it's not remade, just playable as upscaled, I don't care), the Advent Children Complete movie, and maybe Dirge of Cerberus (though it didn't make a lot of noise). Probably not Before Crisis, that'd be asking for too much.

... Oh, I'll get the remake alone too, of course.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 16, 2015, 07:14:37 PM
this makes me wonder which was the new final fantasy game that was better than final fantasy vii so they could remake it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 16, 2015, 07:30:24 PM
You're implying there was a better recent one? You're mad, sir.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 16, 2015, 07:45:41 PM
this makes me wonder which was the new final fantasy game that was better than final fantasy vii so they could remake it.
Crisis Core
You're implying there was a better recent one? You're mad, sir.
That was the joke.
They just went with saying it's for the anniversary.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 17, 2015, 02:04:26 AM
I keep seeing how much everyone is hyped for FF7 Remake but a thought occurs to me...

How many of those people are silly enough to believe it's going to be EXACTLY the same as it is from 1997?

Unless they TRULY aim to bring back the World Map...or make certain you can access the secret areas with the Colored Chocobos and no go the FF12 or FF15 way...yeah I will be seeing people complain about that...

Let's not forget the small things on top of that. But again, the fact that this is a REMAKE means that people will have to make certain to get ready for these changes(Like Resident Evil for the Gamecube level changes)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Ryūku Tsukuyomi on June 17, 2015, 02:11:42 AM
If they remove the world map, it would be a good way to bring in an open world instead. And no its not gonna be the same game as in the 90', would be pointless. All they have to do is make the same game with changes that make us forget the 90' version because of how good they would be.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on June 17, 2015, 02:12:15 AM
I really hope there are huge changes, honestly.  I'd rather new than prettied-up old.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on June 17, 2015, 02:14:45 AM
As long the changes make sense and don't add nothing or end up making something worse, I am fine.

I don't want it to be like Majora's Mask 3d.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Sookoll on June 17, 2015, 04:15:53 AM
I really hope there are huge changes, honestly.  I'd rather new than prettied-up old.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-28-any-final-fantasy-7-remake-might-delete-things-add-elements

Personally I can promise that if there are even small changes, I will call the game shit and complain about it online.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on June 17, 2015, 07:30:15 AM
I think the battle system in particular is very outdated, and that modern technology could add a lot more to how the story is told. I'd want the basic plot to be the same, the characters, all the areas, but the actual dialogue and scenes themselves to be different, and the gameplay to be modernized. Imagine an XV-style VII, with genuine action gameplay instead of mashing X on menus?

I'd want them to preserve materia, but I could do without battle screens, random encounters, and turn-based combat. I feel those are relics of a bygone age.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on June 17, 2015, 07:38:42 AM
The fans would kill them if they changed the battle system.

Most people I know love the turn based Battle system. (I like it too.)

However Crisis Core wasn't bad, I enjoyed it, something like that would be acceptable.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on June 17, 2015, 07:49:43 AM
I know, just saying what I really want. I don't expect to get it.

I'm the guy who loved Final Fantasy XII because of how amazing its battle system was.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 17, 2015, 10:01:17 AM
The fans would kill them if they changed the battle system.

Most people I know love the turn based Battle system. (I like it too.)

However Crisis Core wasn't bad, I enjoyed it, something like that would be acceptable.

I can honestly handle ANY battle system that isn't FFX's battle system(that made the game WAY too easy).

But otherwise, for story purposes, I honestly want the remake to acknowledge the Compilation(because otherwise, what the hell is the point if it isn't?) give references to DEEPGROUND, Angeal and Genesis and even that chick from Before Crisis(Who had that Proto-God Materia thing) as well as show that the Turks is more than Reno, Rude, Elena and Tseng(Have a Cissnei cameo).

Basically I want them to World Build with what they created with the remake because if they don't, then it just makes the Compilation feel pointless.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Sookoll on June 17, 2015, 02:01:48 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-remake-s-story-could-deviate-from-/1100-6428247/

Uh oh, they're gonna make a really bad remake to sell more of the port.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 17, 2015, 02:06:50 PM
Or they'll update the game to account for the rest of the compilation, like Xhom said. I'm expecting things like Cloud sounding less like a delusional / mythomaniac dumbass when explaining he really thought he was Zack, by insisting on what we saw in Crisis Core, not have him walk on the ceiling, that sort of stuff. Maybe not Angeal and Genesis, though, that's just Zack's story, that's not for FF7.
Also I could imagine them updating the combat system (maybe not going full "real time"), and those who want the old system will naturally go for the HD port.

And then I'll want an HD Crisis Core.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 17, 2015, 02:14:38 PM
I'm fine with that. Change everything that was awful in the original game (Well, pretty much the entire game!) and I'll buy it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 17, 2015, 03:52:46 PM
There's nothing awful about the original, it was great by that time's standards. It's just that the standards have changed, even in the story telling department, so I'm 100% on board with updating what's needed to bring this to greatness by today's standards.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Cazaki on June 17, 2015, 03:59:39 PM
there's a lot of things the original game has that won't be translating well to modern audiences, and I have a feeling that Square will change it for better or worse.

For example, I don't think we'll be seeing the Midgar Serpent again
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 17, 2015, 04:04:53 PM
I don't think we'll be seeing the Midgar Serpent again
Why do you think that?
(http://i.imgur.com/bETVHSW.jpg)

It's meant to convey the extent of how much of a bad ass Sephiroth is, which is pretty much the central plot of the entire game :P
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Ricepigeon on June 17, 2015, 04:10:56 PM
there's a lot of things the original game has that won't be translating well to modern audiences, and I have a feeling that Square will change it for better or worse.

You mean like towns? :smug:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 17, 2015, 04:41:49 PM
(https://scontent-gru1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/17183_792312984209919_2597914144206783631_n.jpg?oh=87d07d474bf1f13cf838f856a9648d36&oe=5632C4EA)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 17, 2015, 04:46:58 PM
I know, just saying what I really want. I don't expect to get it.

I'm the guy who loved Final Fantasy XII because of how amazing its battle system was.
I love you, will you marry me?


It's meant to convey the extent of how much of a bad ass Sephiroth is, which is pretty much the central plot of the entire game :P
And also it serves as a restriction to no get beyond the marshes without a Chocobo :P
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 17, 2015, 04:47:55 PM
There's nothing awful about the original, it was great by that time's standards. It's just that the standards have changed, even in the story telling department, so I'm 100% on board with updating what's needed to bring this to greatness by today's standards.

Well while I do believe that my stance towards FFVII has changed over the years(FFIX and FFXIII saga did overtake it), I do still like it mainly due to my nostalgia so them giving it the modern feel can do wonders.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bea on June 17, 2015, 05:00:08 PM
http://www.vg247.com/2015/06/17/final-fantasy-7-director-says-please-look-forward-to-crossdressing-cloud-in-the-gritty-remake/

Glorious HD crossdressing confirmed.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 17, 2015, 05:03:11 PM
Hopefully with variations depending on the quality of your items.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on June 17, 2015, 05:16:55 PM
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordbird_zpsf45c1928.png[/avatar]The crossdressing scene is all well and good, but what I want to know is if they're keeping the chocobo incest minigame.  The only true way to earn Knights of the Round is by recklessly irresponsible livestock inbreeding.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 17, 2015, 05:19:25 PM
OMG I could never get on board with that part of the game, the grinding was horrible.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Cazaki on June 17, 2015, 05:52:04 PM
I don't think we'll be seeing the Midgar Serpent again
Why do you think that?
(http://i.imgur.com/bETVHSW.jpg)

It's meant to convey the extent of how much of a bad ass Sephiroth is, which is pretty much the central plot of the entire game :P

I was referring to the midgar serpent that's essentially a beginner's trap. I think they'll end up taking that out as a way to appeal more to casuals who need their hand held. Just kind of an example.

I also feel like a lot of the side content like the Gold Saucer will be changed or replaced entirely. Anything having to do with party members that aren't Tifa or Aeris also needs to be expanded because the supporting cast pretty much become silent and unimportant by the end of the game
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 17, 2015, 06:01:38 PM
I wonder if this scene will get fixed nwo that they have more polygons.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t117/maximilianjenus/cloudlook.jpg) (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/maximilianjenus/media/cloudlook.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on June 17, 2015, 08:38:20 PM
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava-6.png[/avatar]Not that anyone was expecting different but Nomura says it's not just a graphical overhaul;  They're expanding the story and refining and modernizing the gameplay. (http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-will-have-new-story-bits-updated-gameplay-294280.phtml)

Quote
"I can’t get go into details," Nomura said, "but this is not a simple remake. Let’s say for argument’s sake that we only pretty up the graphics for current gen hardware, I don’t think that would surpass the original version."

Obviously. People's thirst for this project for years has given me plenty of time to think about it, and even the original game's environments don't scale for people that are human proportioned and not made from Mega Blocks. That's to say nothing for 20 year old game systems and a story/writing that definitely aren't as good as you remember.

The original version is a game that came out in 1997, and if you look at it today, you can feel how dated the graphics and the game system are," before noting that even its flaws and restrictions are very much considered as part of the package. "We haven’t shown any gameplay yet, but since we’re updating them quite a bit, please look forward to that," Nomura told Dengeki Online.

"Since we now formally revealed Kazushige Nojima’s name for the scenario, there will be more plot devices in the story, so I think you can also look forward to that," Nomura said. "if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times."
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on June 17, 2015, 08:38:20 PM
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava-6.png[/avatar]Not that anyone was expecting different but Nomura says it's not just a graphical overhaul;  They're expanding the story and refining and modernizing the gameplay. (http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-will-have-new-story-bits-updated-gameplay-294280.phtml)

Quote
"I can’t get go into details," Nomura said, "but this is not a simple remake. Let’s say for argument’s sake that we only pretty up the graphics for current gen hardware, I don’t think that would surpass the original version."

Obviously. People's thirst for this project for years has given me plenty of time to think about it, and even the original game's environments don't scale for people that are human proportioned and not made from Mega Blocks. That's to say nothing for 20 year old game systems and a story/writing that definitely aren't as good as you remember.

The original version is a game that came out in 1997, and if you look at it today, you can feel how dated the graphics and the game system are," before noting that even its flaws and restrictions are very much considered as part of the package. "We haven’t shown any gameplay yet, but since we’re updating them quite a bit, please look forward to that," Nomura told Dengeki Online.

"Since we now formally revealed Kazushige Nojima’s name for the scenario, there will be more plot devices in the story, so I think you can also look forward to that," Nomura said. "if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times."
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Hephaistos31 on June 17, 2015, 08:41:55 PM
Please, keep the Active Time Batlle system..
Oh my god...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: The 100 Mega Shock! on June 17, 2015, 09:12:24 PM
the battle system will actually be replaced by a remake of Ehrgeiz: God Bless The Ring
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on June 17, 2015, 09:12:58 PM
I know, just saying what I really want. I don't expect to get it.

I'm the guy who loved Final Fantasy XII because of how amazing its battle system was.
I love you, will you marry me?

I don't know, I might need to whore myself out to someone Square to make XII HD a thing...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Ricepigeon on June 17, 2015, 09:13:44 PM
Save Aeris DLC: $4.99
Lightning Farron party member DLC: $9.99

Calling it now
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 17, 2015, 09:22:23 PM
Gladly paying those $9,99   :bow:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: R565 on June 17, 2015, 09:24:04 PM
EX Endings? Activated by DLC?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 18, 2015, 03:20:17 AM
Not that anyone was expecting different but Nomura says it's not just a graphical overhaul;  They're expanding the story and refining and modernizing the gameplay. (http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-will-have-new-story-bits-updated-gameplay-294280.phtml)

Quote
"I can’t get go into details," Nomura said, "but this is not a simple remake. Let’s say for argument’s sake that we only pretty up the graphics for current gen hardware, I don’t think that would surpass the original version."

Obviously. People's thirst for this project for years has given me plenty of time to think about it, and even the original game's environments don't scale for people that are human proportioned and not made from Mega Blocks. That's to say nothing for 20 year old game systems and a story/writing that definitely aren't as good as you remember.

The original version is a game that came out in 1997, and if you look at it today, you can feel how dated the graphics and the game system are," before noting that even its flaws and restrictions are very much considered as part of the package. "We haven’t shown any gameplay yet, but since we’re updating them quite a bit, please look forward to that," Nomura told Dengeki Online.

"Since we now formally revealed Kazushige Nojima’s name for the scenario, there will be more plot devices in the story, so I think you can also look forward to that," Nomura said. "if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times."

I hope it's either the Gambit System...or Lightning Returns level combat system(dear god you can say whatever you want about Lightning Returns, but it's combat system is fucking sublime)

Save Aeris DLC: $4.99
Lightning Farron party member DLC: $9.99

Calling it now

Give me Zidane Tribal DLC and I will pay 20$ for that shit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 18, 2015, 04:25:34 PM
I hope it's either the Gambit System...or Lightning Returns level combat system(dear god you can say whatever you want about Lightning Returns, but it's combat system is fucking sublime)
That's not going to fucking happen. Ever. Even tho, I liked the gambit system.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 18, 2015, 04:56:33 PM
turn based/ atb is good.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 18, 2015, 05:22:42 PM
I wasn't too convinced of that ^ until I played Child of Light recently, and it just felt natural and innovative, even if it was the exact same old thing :P ... somehow they can make it work, or the system itself shouldn't feel "obsolete" just because there are newer ways.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 18, 2015, 05:29:37 PM
it depends on how much do you prefer strategizing over pure action/level grinding.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on June 18, 2015, 05:29:58 PM
Well Child of Light had a unique feature though using the fire fly to slow down monsters from attacking in there turn base system, which helped a lot when fighting bosses that had faster pace in recharging and attacking faster than you.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on June 18, 2015, 05:39:47 PM
Exactly, it was turn based / ATB, but that specific element kept the player engaged directly in the battle itself, affecting the outcome to some extent with focused specific actions (Man, COL is such a good game :nice: )

Anyway, ATB, all for it. I hope they keep it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 18, 2015, 05:45:00 PM
Well Child of Light had a unique feature though using the fire fly to slow down monsters from attacking in there turn base system, which helped a lot when fighting bosses that had faster pace in recharging and attacking faster than you.

I remember ffvi/ct already having slow down the enemy/speed up your characters spells.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 18, 2015, 05:49:29 PM
You mean Haste/Slow? Yep. They were in there in FFVI.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on June 18, 2015, 05:56:04 PM
(https://scontent-gru1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11425848_1028588643833111_8695960627829503453_n.jpg?oh=ae57372b133de2802bd8ecf89817fa01&oe=5634A32C)

I would pay for a DLC where Tifa gets killed though.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on June 18, 2015, 06:01:45 PM
Yea they did but using the firefly instead of waiting for your turn to cast a spell when the opponent can easily speed pass you in the charge bar to attack depending on level of monster is imo more helpful. It also makes you feel like you have more in control over situation you have in battles.
Having action elements but keeping turn base atb the main concept. Thats what makes it unique.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on June 18, 2015, 06:17:37 PM
(https://scontent-gru1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11425848_1028588643833111_8695960627829503453_n.jpg?oh=ae57372b133de2802bd8ecf89817fa01&oe=5634A32C)

I would pay for a DLC where Tifa gets killed though.

Why you little-

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 18, 2015, 06:32:53 PM
Having action elements but keeping turn base atb the main concept. Thats what makes it unique.
Anyone played Eternal Sonata? The system was cool for me... kinda like real time-turn based combat.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 18, 2015, 06:38:08 PM
what's real time turn based combat?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on June 18, 2015, 06:39:37 PM
Nope never played it but it did crossed my mind long time ago. Is it any good?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 18, 2015, 10:19:54 PM
what's real time turn based combat?
Every character/enemy has a turn. When it's the turn for a certain character, the actions are performed in real time: you have a time counter to perform whatever you want to do. The timer runs out and your turn it's over.

 Well, I liked it a lot. The story was good considerig the setting: you are living inside Chopin's dream and the gameplay was pretty good too.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on June 18, 2015, 10:30:40 PM
It plays like Valkyria Chronicles, but you also had the light and dark mechanics added into the mix, plus you kept unlocking stuff that made the game harder (The timer goes down even if you stay still) but more rewarding.
Eternal Sonata was fun.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 19, 2015, 04:40:16 PM
Oh, and if you have a 360 and a PS3 go for the PS3 port. It has more stuff on it, like Crescendo and Serenade as playable characters.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 19, 2015, 09:19:38 PM
Re: the "they said they'd wait until they could make a better one" matter
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/19/why-square-enix-decided-to-finally-make-the-final-fantasy-vii-remake/ said:
“And there’s one more thing—we’re hitting that age.”
“Of all the staff that worked on the original Final Fantasy VII, and those who are working on the remake, I’m the youngest one,” Nomura explains. “I’m 45 years old now. If we continued on without doing a remake, [Yoshinori] Kitase and [Kazushige] Nojima are well older than me… so, yeah,” Nomura explains with a laugh.
But then again
Quote
“I often hear from fans that simply giving it better graphics alone would be fine, but if that’s all you want, then the previously mentioned Final Fantasy VII for PS4 would suffice
HD ugly blocks are still ugly blocks though ! So no, it wouldn't suffice, it would only be a bad joke.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on June 19, 2015, 11:58:15 PM
so, basically, they figured out they would not be able to do a better game before dying of old age so theyg ave up :P
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 10, 2015, 03:01:11 PM
For all them SJW's out there
(http://i.imgur.com/h0A8TSu.jpg)

Also, since nobody posted it


Every monster looks so huge in this game
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on August 10, 2015, 04:54:31 PM
For all them SJW's out there
(http://i.imgur.com/h0A8TSu.jpg)

weirdest boner

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on August 10, 2015, 11:12:15 PM
That's cool and all but when are they going to show how would the protagonists look like if they were male? :llama:
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on August 20, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/s720x720/11113894_1040724435962315_6170753683733987593_o.png)

Final Fantasy 7 on iOS (https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy/photos/a.597630026938427.1073741826.362460097122089/1040724435962315/?type=1)

This is not a joke. Although the lack of revamped graphics pisses me off (SMH >_<)

Link to the Apple Store page is in the link I put as well.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on August 21, 2015, 02:38:27 AM
Although the lack of revamped graphics pisses me off (SMH >_<)
You had some unreasonable expectations then.

More importantly, Triple Triad is out for iOS and Android.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on August 21, 2015, 03:42:08 AM
Actually knowing the way they work you're probably right.

Also Triple Triad?  Can you post a link if it does not bother you SD? Cuz I don't know what it is and what it has to do with Final Fantasy.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Sookoll on August 21, 2015, 04:04:54 AM
Triple Triad is the card game from Final Fantasy 8.
Title: You can't be serious...
Post by: S.D. on August 21, 2015, 04:06:16 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/08/20/triple-triad-is-now-playable-on-the-final-fantasy-portal-app-for-smartphone/

FFI is there too. Free for a limited time.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on August 21, 2015, 04:09:36 AM
Triple Triad is the card game from Final Fantasy 8.

I never played final fantasy 8 unfortunately.

Also SD don't assume I know everything.  Thanks for posting the link tho ^_^
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on August 21, 2015, 04:15:18 AM
There was no reason to even think FF7 on iOS would have improved graphics beyond the very first slight update on PC.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Titiln on August 21, 2015, 04:59:43 AM
i can't imagine the outrage if ff7 got a significant graphical upgrade on fucking ios instead of any console or pc port
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on August 22, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
Fuck Triple Triad actually.
(http://i.imgur.com/cpii5f6.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on September 17, 2015, 08:21:01 AM
Updated Dawn trailer
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on September 17, 2015, 10:37:04 PM
"Fifteen years ago..."

They are talking about the development process for this fucking game, right?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on September 18, 2015, 12:15:50 AM
"Fifteen years ago..."

They are talking about the development process for this fucking game, right?

God I'm so old to remember that...
Title: Final Fantsy 7 Gameplay trailer is out
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 05, 2015, 07:54:31 PM
OMFG!!! I came.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 05, 2015, 08:31:19 PM
Looks like Biggs, Wedge and Jessie are getting a little bit more development. It's likely to make their SPOILERLOL death LOLSPOILER more emotional than the snooze it was in the original.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on December 05, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
waht would be surprising would be having biggs and wedge survive and become important characters in a final fantasy game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on December 05, 2015, 09:11:05 PM
Still waiting to how Cait Sith looks in this game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: TrinitroRoy on December 05, 2015, 09:11:14 PM
The best thing: The crossdressing scene from the original is appearantly confirmed to return (although I still need to find a linked source for that).
Now I curse myself for not having a PS4.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 05, 2015, 09:15:21 PM
Yes, it's confirmed, there's a trophy for having Cloud be picked by Don Corneo over Tifa and Aerith.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Zemilia on December 05, 2015, 09:27:59 PM
Just woke up to see the trailer.. Am I the only one here to think that they're taking FFXV's route for gameplay instead of what FFVII was (Action RPG instead of Turn-based)?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on December 05, 2015, 09:29:36 PM
Nope, you aren't, and I'm glad that they are going the FFXV route with the battle system.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on December 05, 2015, 09:48:45 PM
^ Me too. Also, thanks, seriously. Probably wouldn't have seen this for a few days if I didn't check it here.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 修羅 on December 05, 2015, 09:56:02 PM
FF7 Remake looks a lot like how Versus XIII was supposed to be: KH-like active combat system with being able to switch characters, the latter being the one thing XV did not retain in the end. (that turned me way off)

Though all this confirms to me is that Aeris will be boring as shit to use and we won't care much about losing her since she'll more than likely be a crutch. In the original game, general healers are important when you're not really good on curing magics with other chars or item management. Her being gone meant you getting more than likely fucked over if you were reliant on her specifically since she had easier access to the better support spells and most of her LBs were MP-less super variants.

In an action game, though? She can die for all I care (it'll still be sad tho :/), but at least it won't change the flow of the game as much.


EDIT: I wonder if this means Vincent will be five different playable characters, though. Plus this makes me hype as FUCK for Yuffie!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on December 05, 2015, 10:27:01 PM
Too early to know how the battle system will be like. I bet the entirely of that fight was heavily scripted like the original FFXIII reveal, with gauges and numbers that mean nothing and a system that will be nothing like in the released version.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Japanese Jesus on December 06, 2015, 02:04:55 AM
Cloud looks scrawnier and more malnourished than usual.
Title: Re: Final Fantsy 7 Gameplay trailer is out
Post by: Xhominid on December 06, 2015, 02:29:24 AM
OMFG!!! I came.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3sBZ5Nr4hc[/youtube]

Wow...I'm really liking the combat system and the changes...
Biggs, Wedge and Jessie looks pretty good in the new age(hopefully they do get development this time). Barret looks like a combo of Wesley Snipes and Mr.T now.

I mean just damn...hopefully they make the Advent Children costumes unlockables because while I like Tifa's and Barret's FFVII attire, I love Cloud's AC attire and rather have that.

This gives me hope for a full on FFIX remake too.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on December 06, 2015, 02:46:17 AM
The overworld exploration looks like some mix of Rise of the Tomb Raider laid on top of Lightning Returns, while the combat seeems between FF XV's lite-KH grounded combat and KH's jumping like a spaztic rabbit when not gliding, rolling or comboing.  I like what I'm seeing.

Still feels adequately odd not being turn-based, but there's other options for that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 06, 2015, 02:58:24 AM
I mean just damn...hopefully they make the Advent Children costumes unlockables because while I like Tifa's and Barret's FFVII attire, I love Cloud's AC attire and rather have that.
They went nuts with those in FF13 for Lightning, I'm expecting the option to be there. Beat up Sephiroth with an Omnislash while wearing the dress of the Don Corneo event, why don't you.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Cobra Caddie on December 06, 2015, 09:39:23 AM
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Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on December 06, 2015, 02:24:35 PM
I wonder if the fact that they are going with this battle system means we might get the crisis core story added in as well?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 06, 2015, 03:28:23 PM
I woul die on the spot if they did that, but I really don't expect it. The most it might get is a few key sequences, but the whole "Genesis is Sephiroth's Sephiroth, Angeal is Zack's Zack" will go in the dump. It can get the relevant bits with Jenova, Sephiroth vs Zack, and Zack & Cloud's friendship, as maybe some extra hidden missions or if they can fit it in the story. Crisis Core was my favorite battle system (except maybe the summon roulette).
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on December 06, 2015, 04:05:47 PM
I woul die on the spot if they did that, but I really don't expect it. The most it might get is a few key sequences, but the whole "Genesis is Sephiroth's Sephiroth, Angeal is Zack's Zack" will go in the dump. It can get the relevant bits with Jenova, Sephiroth vs Zack, and Zack & Cloud's friendship, as maybe some extra hidden missions or if they can fit it in the story. Crisis Core was my favorite battle system (except maybe the summon roulette).

*high fives DKDC

Crisis Core was my fav. battle system as well (hell, it was my first Final Fantasy game ever played), but I have to agree with you in the summon roulette, it was annoying as shit to get a summon you don't need in hard battles like.... Minerva or Genesis Avatar, sometimes the results I would get were plain annoying.

As much as I would love the Crisis Core story, I have to agree that it would pop up in the remake with relevant story bits, like what was stated above.



That song actually works quite well, holy shit!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on December 06, 2015, 05:16:55 PM
Honestly if they don't add in the hints of the events that happened in Crisis Core or Dirge of Cerberus, then there really is no point for this remake.

They decided to go all out with the Compilation and add all these new elements(especially for Crisis Core), they seriously don't atleast add in the hints of Genesis, Angeal and Minerva, they might as well just make the games non-canon if they are that ashamed since a good chunk of the FF7 fans I've seen wanted a remake for this reason.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on December 06, 2015, 05:47:50 PM
Now as hype as the FFVII remake but FFX/X-2 HD remasters are pretty much confirmed for Steam in case there was any doubt: https://steamdb.info/sub/64178/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 07, 2015, 03:16:20 AM
press release said:
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) - During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.
Uh oh.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on December 07, 2015, 03:27:25 AM
They're going for authenticity and making it multi-disc.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on December 07, 2015, 03:29:51 AM
Wonderful. Compilation of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Maybe they can call it Fabula Nova Bullshitus
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: S.D. on December 07, 2015, 03:55:04 AM
Dirge of Cerberus Remake collab with Platinum Games.
You know you want it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 07, 2015, 04:10:19 AM
Dirge of Cerberus nothing else matters after those words
You know you want it.
I know I don't, does that count?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on December 07, 2015, 04:15:57 AM
press release said:
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) - During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.
Uh oh.

We wanted a FF7 Remake with Compilation elements within to make it actually make sense within the world of FFVII, not go full on Compilation AGAIN.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 修羅 on December 07, 2015, 04:17:15 AM
Dirge of Cerberus Remake collab with Platinum Games.
You know you want it.
Even better if they'd put in multiplayer like the original release.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on December 07, 2015, 04:20:27 AM
I won't lie, I'd go nuts for a remake of Crisis Core.

Or an upres for Steam.

Or a release on PSN so I can play it on my PSTV for god's sake
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Whiplash- on December 07, 2015, 04:26:00 AM
Can we get a remake of any kind for before crisis? I mean seriously, it's like a ten year-old japan exclusive Cell phone game that almost no one has played.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on December 07, 2015, 05:32:19 AM
I won't lie, I'd go nuts for a remake of Crisis Core.

Or an upres for Steam.

Or a release on PSN so I can play it on my PSTV for god's sake

You don't really need that. (http://i.imgur.com/RQ53NWf.png)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: TTTTTsd on December 07, 2015, 02:11:35 PM
So I've done some digging and I found these translation notes on the reason for multi-part distribution among other things (looks like they're designing an ARPG that I can potentially actually play, apparently going for an easier system than most modern Square stuff despite the ARPG elements)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1152062
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 07, 2015, 03:26:18 PM
So now I'm expecting the whole first chapter to be all of Midgar with exploring the city to see areas from Advent Children, and expecting Biggs-Wedge-Jessie to have their own side stories in Midgar.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Tyrant Belial on December 07, 2015, 09:07:52 PM
It'll prolly be each disk is now it's own separate entire game with an overarching story. With additions to make each game worth getting.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 07, 2015, 09:18:25 PM
There wasn't any shot of anything outside Midgar, everything was in the streets. I'm a bit suspicious that it'll just follow the original 4 disks. Plus it's pretty easy to keeping tossing stuff to explore the city. I guess it'll depend how many episodes there will be in total.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on December 08, 2015, 01:17:18 PM
I'm going to be kind of pissed If I can't explore the wole world at least in the final installment.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on December 08, 2015, 01:21:32 PM
I don't see why not at least if you have all the episodes.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 21, 2015, 05:06:53 PM
http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/12/21/413208/
Quote
The date event will be fully voiced, but due to changes in the social situation certain scenes have to be implemented carefully, like the Honey Bee Inn.

FML...some SJW shit
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on December 31, 2015, 04:40:45 PM
Final Fantasy IX is finally getting a PC port, comes to Mobiles as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oDeSJI0qJc&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on December 31, 2015, 04:50:55 PM
You beat me to it. I don't know, the 2d backgrounds look low res...
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on December 31, 2015, 04:53:48 PM
To mobiles? Interesting, I'll be looking forward to this. Zidane/Steiner/ViVi team, here I come! :)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on December 31, 2015, 06:29:45 PM
FUCKING FINALLY. It took them 15 years like WTF?

I don't care about mobile but PC means we can finally get mods.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on December 31, 2015, 06:53:17 PM
Were there any mods for ffvii on  pc though that are worth to mention?


I really hope they might port more of their old gems now to pc...xenogears..ff tactics and legend of mana come to mind
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on December 31, 2015, 07:12:36 PM
Were there any mods for ffvii on  pc though that are worth to mention?


I really hope they might port more of their old gems now to pc...xenogears..ff tactics and legend of mana come to mind

Just Xenogears, to hell with the other two.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Sookoll on December 31, 2015, 09:20:51 PM
Hella cool.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Chronan on December 31, 2015, 10:13:12 PM
Were there any mods for ffvii on  pc though that are worth to mention?


I really hope they might port more of their old gems now to pc...xenogears..ff tactics and legend of mana come to mind

Just Xenogears, to hell with the other two.
No way. FFTactics on PC would be fantastic. Even with the PSP version there are limits to the modding capability and a hacked apart PC port would allow even more barriers to broken, and I jailbroke my PSP just to mod FFT and replace some sprites and tweak some OP shit and give Luso more originality. I'd be all over this shit if they released a PC version: http://ffhacktics.com/
I could get my Alicia, Lavian, and Radd to be more special with unique sprite sets :3. Still haven't played an SRPG more engrossing than FFT!

FF7PC modding had some kind of cool things. Going from the original PC version (I never tried the steam version), but http://forums.qhimm.com/ had the patches that fixed all kinds of broken shit, like CPU bound chocobo and motorcycle chases, and people made replacement music to swap the midi soundtrack out with an mp3 one so it actually sounded as good as the PS1 version. There were some graphics and difficulty mods too, but nothing that really jumped out at me otherwise. A good difficulty mod was what I really wanted something along the lines of a NewGame+ style difficulty, but most of the difficulty mods for FF7PC I remember seeing were bullshit difficulty things that made every fight an arduous task, the game became a grindfest, and every boss battle was like 15-30 minutes long of spamming potions and heals every other round.
[Edit] Spoke too soon about the difficulty patches looks like the modding of it is still going strong since the last time I checked, the absurd difficulty ones are just more popular for some reason.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on December 31, 2015, 10:50:14 PM
Were there any mods for ffvii on  pc though that are worth to mention?

I consider the Reunion set of mods from the forum Chrono linked on par with the GBA port of FFVI in terms of sheer improvement to a game and if Square Enix released that with redone cutscenes and called it the FFVII remake I would be satisfied.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on December 31, 2015, 11:43:16 PM
- In addition to high-quality graphics, "auto save function," "fast mode", "boost function", "achievement function" is also newly added, and easier to play, and you can enjoy with ease at any time.

^^ from the famitsu
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on January 06, 2016, 07:41:44 PM
Final Fantasy IX PC Will Let You Turn Off Random Encounters

FFIX has a steam page already, additions are

Achievements
Seven game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes.
Autosave
High-definition movies and character models
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on January 06, 2016, 09:20:20 PM
Why the crap do the backgrounds look horrible? I mean FFS FFIX's backgrounds were already HD and compressed for the PSX.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Laharl on January 11, 2016, 02:29:03 AM
heres hoping modders can fix that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Makkah on January 11, 2016, 02:46:47 AM
Why the crap do the backgrounds look horrible? I mean FFS FFIX's backgrounds were already HD and compressed for the PSX.

Square lost most of the original assets, I think.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on January 11, 2016, 02:30:16 PM
For a huge gaming company they sure do love losing their assets for their biggest games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 1Ultima on January 11, 2016, 07:01:31 PM
That's what, twice in the last 5 years? (Lol KH1)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on January 31, 2016, 11:21:29 PM
New Gameplay
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on January 31, 2016, 11:42:50 PM
Niflheim ? They're trying to ride on FF7 ? Also looking very Metal Gear Solid.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on January 31, 2016, 11:49:57 PM
Good Lord, the more gameplay footage I watch, the more I want to play this!

Female Dragoon looks awesome as well. Loved that clash of weapons before they cut to the title.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: extravagant on February 04, 2016, 07:29:54 PM
NEW DEAD FANTASY CROSSOVER!!
(http://www.freestepdodge.com/attachments/mod_screenshot1460-jpg.17932)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: extravagant on February 04, 2016, 07:34:29 PM
Anyone here slightly skeptical about the FF7 remake?

I mean the original FF7 had great dialogue and lots of cuss words, slang, shit talking, and etc...

Who thinks the remake will be able to emulate a ghetto Barrett, a potty mouthed Cid, and many other "original FF7 dialogue" moments?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on February 04, 2016, 07:44:54 PM
Get it in Japanese, there will be no change because that's not even an issue in Japanese. It entirely depends on how the translators will want to handle it, and you can already blame them.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: walt on February 05, 2016, 09:07:07 PM
Who thinks the remake will be able to emulate a ghetto Barrett, a potty mouthed Cid, and many other "original FF7 dialogue" moments?
I think it's all up to the quality of the Voice Acting, specifically the director needs to be able to convey attitude, emotion or aggression out of his actors without necessarily having to resort to cursing ... which even if it came to that, it's 2016 motherfucker, we have "T for Teens" in the case of a couple of "shits" here and there, and "M for mature" in the case of F-bombs.

I'm not skeptical at all for this game, other than the fact that it will turn out to be more than 1 game, which if the quality promised is achieved, people will buy anyway.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on February 05, 2016, 09:17:55 PM
Actually, I've been curious if they'd change Tifa calling Barret retarded or not.  Just a quick swap to "stupid" would work, but dunno if they'd even bother, or if it's even big enough to be on the radar.
Title: September 30th is the day of FFXV
Post by: DatKofGuy on March 31, 2016, 12:10:33 AM
The date has been set friends
http://gematsu.com/2016/03/final-fantasy-xv-launches-september-30
http://gematsu.com/2016/03/new-final-fantasy-xv-demo-leaked-follows-young-noctis
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on March 31, 2016, 08:11:54 AM
hoooo boooy here we go. The game date was officially announced as the 30th September. There is a 5 part anime OVA that will be coming out, first ep below, and a cgi movie and a mobile game. So much trailers...





Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on March 31, 2016, 09:04:14 AM
Straight up crying happy tears. I'll buy a PS4 tomorrow for this.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on March 31, 2016, 02:45:24 PM
Finished the Platinum Demo, its quite short, about 20 mins, but goddamn. So beautiful, felt like I was playing a realistic looking Kingdom Hearts
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Niitris on March 31, 2016, 09:14:44 PM
http://www.gamereactor.eu/news/404293/Square+Enix+expects+to+sell+10+million+copies+of+Final+Fantasy+XV/

10,000,000. Sounds realistic
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on March 31, 2016, 09:25:27 PM
I dunno, it's multi-platform

It may do it in a few years or so
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on April 12, 2016, 07:55:51 PM
Random tidbits about the FF7 remake
http://gematsu.com/2016/04/final-fantasy-vii-remake-producer-discusses-scale-compilation-changes-more
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Compilation of Final Fantasy VII: “If there are any areas [from The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII] where we can use the settings or the characters, we do want to try to incorporate it in there, so it gives off that sense of nuance and those other stories existing,” Kitase said. “But, of course, it would be difficult to follow up on everything that happened in this universe. So, maybe some of the characters who weren’t as famous won’t appear or be mentioned. But in terms of the characters and instances that remain in the memories of our fans, we do want to try our best to integrate that in some fashion in the world.”
So I might expect sections from Crisis Core, but not necessarily the tiniest stuff like Cissnei's addition to the Turks. Hopefully without lingering too much on Sephiroth's Sephiroth and Zack's Zack (whatshisname guy in red and Angeal). Wouldn't bet on major parts of Dirge of Cerberus, maybe some of its resolutions about Vincent, but hopefully not those godmode stuff with the materias (I barely know what that game was about).

Quote
Action: The game is action-based (well, not “completely” action, according to Kitase), because, according to director Tetsuya Nomura, “Final Fantasy (in terms of action games) is best represented by Dissidia in the current landscape.” Kitase adds, “In terms of the image of the battle system, that’s where we’re getting the feel from. It won’t be as action-focused as Dissida, of course, but the the visuals and how the gameplay feels in essence will be drawn from that Dissidia-esque style.”
Well it's not turn-by-turn but if the base is Dissidia then that should be good enough. I was a big fan of Crisis Core.

Quote
Also, while we want to understand their concerns, we also want to get them excited for the story and seeing how it can be revamped and refreshed.
Story changes ? Let's see on what scale they want to change stuff first.

Siliconera's take on that interview
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/04/12/final-fantasy-vii-remake-may-see-areas-characters-spinoffs/
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So, there isn’t any pressure to include every character and storyline from the Compilation content?
Yes, there may be instances where the characters appear themselves, or are just referenced in dialogue.
Eh, not quite the same as the possibility of including even sections of the other games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on April 14, 2016, 12:43:07 PM
Final Fantasy IX now available for PC via Steam at a 20 percent-off launch price of $16.79, Square Enix announce
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on April 14, 2016, 10:57:47 PM
Ouch.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgCAx2oWIAILcwP.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on April 15, 2016, 06:06:34 PM
I just watched a video and I think it also runs @20fps or so... I don't understand WHY.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on April 15, 2016, 11:00:47 PM
And its 20GB big lol. SE fucked up.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on April 15, 2016, 11:24:49 PM
Is it really 20GB on Steam? The actual data is just around 7GB. WTF is with all that dummy data?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on April 15, 2016, 11:35:30 PM
I hope it's place holder for hd textures.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on April 15, 2016, 11:51:21 PM
That would require massive amounts of their time. Not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on April 16, 2016, 12:01:14 AM
Didn't they already lose the original textures ? And they had to redo those from scratch or something ? If they had been planning for HD textures, they've have gone straight for it instead of this, I imagine.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hatter on April 16, 2016, 12:22:42 AM


Yeeesh, that really is hard to look at.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on June 06, 2016, 11:26:21 AM
*doesn't need to cast Raise, got a Gambit for that*


Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on June 06, 2016, 11:53:15 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 1Ultima on June 06, 2016, 01:10:20 PM
Woah Nice!

EDIT: Wait there was a Japanese only version? Why? is it like the International version of FFX?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on June 06, 2016, 04:12:19 PM
yes. it fetured a job system and new end game weapons.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on June 06, 2016, 07:36:59 PM
Seriously not a fan of it being PS4 only...but I'll still accept this over not having a FFXII IZJS over here in the States at all.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on June 06, 2016, 10:42:57 PM
Without a doubt this will be released on PC. You just have to wait till 2018, or 2019 maybe.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on June 28, 2016, 12:25:33 AM
Dat VR tho...
(http://i.imgur.com/FGsCFtr.gif)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on June 28, 2016, 04:35:04 AM
creeper mode activate xD
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 08, 2016, 12:20:00 AM
Ep 3 is out
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 23, 2016, 06:52:27 PM
Loving the additional stuff for this game
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on July 25, 2016, 03:20:56 PM


HEAVENWARD
Title: Final Fantasy XV or Final Fantasy in General
Post by: ☆★Anastasia☆★ on July 25, 2016, 08:01:52 PM
Who's excited for the new Final Fantasy XV or Final Fantasy XII (Remake Edition)? I know I am, you should tell me who's your favorite character in each game?

Well, my character from FFXV is Gladiolus Amicitia. Just like everything about him for some reason. ❤️
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Griffin JAGElroy on July 25, 2016, 08:19:30 PM
yes. it fetured a job system and new end game weapons.

Welp, in that case, now I have a reason to save up for a PS4.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on July 28, 2016, 11:18:57 PM
Some epic battles are in store
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on July 29, 2016, 01:17:52 AM
FFXV also has some epic product placements.

(http://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FFXV_AmericanExpress-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 15, 2016, 12:12:32 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/14/final-fantasy-xv-rumored-delayed-november-29-2016/
urgh... sigh!!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on August 15, 2016, 12:21:14 AM
I'll wait for an official announcement before voicing any displeasure.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: GTOAkira on August 15, 2016, 09:13:26 AM
And its confirm

Quote
[Important Message] Director Tabata announces Final Fantasy XV release date change from Sep 30 to Nov 29, 2016 #FFXV
https://twitter.com/FFXVEN/status/765080755127013376
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 15, 2016, 09:17:57 AM
FML... Im gonna have a heart attack when the game comes out and then there is still a day 1 patch
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SlySuavity on August 15, 2016, 09:48:33 AM
Here's to hoping this doesn't go the way of Duke Nukem Forever?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Cazaki on August 15, 2016, 10:10:16 AM
Not a good sign, something probably went terribly wrong while they were in their final testing phases of the game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on August 15, 2016, 10:37:21 AM
Wow. Fuck that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on August 15, 2016, 05:04:25 PM
Son of a bitch

I was goddamn counting on having plenty of goddamn time to play it before goddamn February

I had it pre-ordered and everything
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 17, 2016, 03:43:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lIXJp9q.jpg)
Old Noct looks good
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on August 17, 2016, 03:47:26 PM
Why did he turn white?


Anyway HOT.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 17, 2016, 03:51:36 PM
Not sure.
More pics
(http://www.finalfantasy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Gentiana-Luna.jpg)
(http://www.finalfantasy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Areana.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on August 22, 2016, 08:52:51 AM
Son of a bitch

I was goddamn counting on having plenty of goddamn time to play it before goddamn February

I had it pre-ordered and everything

^ ^ ^ ^ ^

My pre-order's fully paid off and what the fuck do I play in October now.

Thanks, Squeenix.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on August 24, 2016, 01:46:22 AM
I'm looking forward to FFXIIHD due to how I hated so hard how crappy the License Board was in the original game...not to mention how much of a bitch it was if you wanted to make certain characters based on certain classes.

I'm still gonna wait on FFXV a little. I have no issues with it in and of itself, but I'd rather get first impressions before getting it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on August 27, 2016, 02:24:18 PM
the Dissidia thread said:
Three characters revealed: Ace from Type-0 and two original characters that'll take Cosmos and Chaos' places.



Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on August 27, 2016, 03:54:27 PM
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia teaser trailer for IPhone/Android

Interesting they have Ace in the main Dissidia arcade game but they have Rem Tokimiya in this one.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Ash- on August 27, 2016, 04:29:11 PM
Why Rem?! give me Queen right now!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on August 27, 2016, 08:27:34 PM
Yda!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 30, 2016, 02:06:00 PM
Kingsglaive movie is out on digital
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xenomic on August 31, 2016, 02:20:52 AM


Here, have FFXV Justice Monsters Five. Yes, it's another mobile game, and I think it's a pinball game of sorts?? Music is pretty nice though.

I wasn't expecting a Dissidia game like that at all. Would definitely love to see more of the in-game models for characters, and curious who else will show up in that game too!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on October 15, 2016, 10:31:28 PM
The next major expansion for FFXIV was just announced. 



Looks dope.  Although I jumped in late enough that I haven't even started on Heavensward yet.  Also, they're ending PS3 support with this expansion. (https://www.destructoid.com/square-enix-announces-final-fantasy-xiv-stormblood-ending-ps3-support-392986.phtml)  Sucks for everyone who's not on PC.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on October 16, 2016, 07:51:59 AM
The next major expansion for FFXIV was just announced. 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAobb8_SzHY[/youtube]

Looks dope.  Although I jumped in late enough that I haven't even started on Heavensward yet.  Also, they're ending PS3 support with this expansion. (https://www.destructoid.com/square-enix-announces-final-fantasy-xiv-stormblood-ending-ps3-support-392986.phtml)  Sucks for everyone who's not on PC.

Yeah most had a feeling that the PS3's support was going to end with 4.0 so I'm glad I have a PS4 now.
Too bad I gotta re-buy A Realm Reborn and Heavensward again for it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Dycize on October 16, 2016, 02:50:46 PM
Actually you won't have to.
The article said:
Though, like Destiny, you can upgrade to the PS4 version for free if you want, and it will be supported until the launch of Stormblood.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on October 16, 2016, 06:40:40 PM
Actually you won't have to.
The article said:
Though, like Destiny, you can upgrade to the PS4 version for free if you want, and it will be supported until the launch of Stormblood.

So I guess it will be for the last PS4 Upgrade Campaign, but when will they say when it actually starts? Because all I got is when it ends.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on October 19, 2016, 05:39:58 PM
World of Final Fantasy (PS4/PSV) – 9/9/9/9

Famitsu gave it a very high rating, good news
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on October 21, 2016, 05:51:00 PM
I played the demo and I can't feel a connection to this Pokemon thing they have going. I just don't like that kind of games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 27, 2016, 06:52:52 PM
 Kingdom Hearts Sora is being released as free dlc this winter for World of Final Fantasy (http://gematsu.com/2016/10/world-final-fantasy-add-sora-kingdom-hearts-via-free-dlc-winter)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 10, 2016, 01:58:50 PM
Final Fantasy XV Aiming for 1080p/60 FPS and 4K/30 FPS Modes on PS4 Pro

http://www.dualshockers.com/2016/11/10/final-fantasy-xv-ps4-pro-1080p-60fps-4k-30fps/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on November 11, 2016, 03:36:24 AM
Gameplay from the new demo Final Fantasy XV: Judgment Disc which was released in Japan only.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 13, 2016, 07:38:07 PM
Well you could get it if you have a jpn psn account... it's 13gb though...so big for a demo. Lotsa people have been complaint about glitches and bugs but ive played about 3 hours and no problems.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 20, 2016, 01:00:54 PM
So if twitter is to be believed
(http://i.imgur.com/6FGFpTE.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 20, 2016, 03:05:31 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cw-_plsUcAAPr7L.jpg)
Final Fantasy XV’s latest playable demo is full of bugs and a lot of people posted funny images and videos with them.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/11/14/final-fantasy-xvs-latest-playable-demo-is-full-of-hilariously-terrifying-bugs%E3%80%90photos-videos%E3%80%91/

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on November 20, 2016, 03:18:22 PM
That's not a bug, it's a political statement.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 20, 2016, 03:27:17 PM
(http://powderedwigsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/hillary-clinton-secretary-of-state.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 20, 2016, 09:12:45 PM
well dammit
(http://i.imgur.com/qFuNerx.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on November 20, 2016, 09:21:27 PM
I know, right ? If only there was a bigger version of this image so we could actually read what it says ! But we only have this picture for ants, dammit.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 20, 2016, 10:00:56 PM
Day 1 Patch Note (the 7,4GB patch)

Version 1.01
Various bug fixes
New items and cutscenes
Cutscene adjustments
Deeper combat, driving and other game mechanics
Saved games must be updated to work with the current version of the game.

Loved Sim Ant back in the days... ............. ....

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 20, 2016, 10:02:45 PM
I know, right ? If only there was a bigger version of this image so we could actually read what it says ! But we only have this picture for ants, dammit.

ok... I dunno what happened there.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on November 21, 2016, 06:46:15 AM
Wasn't the entire point of a delayed launch NOT to have a day 1 patch?

What the fuck, Squeenix.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on November 21, 2016, 11:40:33 AM
Nothing is ever over, there's always some little things you'll want to fix until the last second. And even long after that last second. Even if you add more seconds to push that limit back, you'll still find more things to change afterward.
I guess their boss just said one day "okay, that's enough, finished or not, this is what we'll release, the rest will be in patches".
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on November 21, 2016, 03:29:05 PM
FINAL FANTASY XV – 101 Trailer Extended Cut
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on November 21, 2016, 03:36:14 PM
Nothing is ever over, there's always some little things you'll want to fix until the last second. And even long after that last second. Even if you add more seconds to push that limit back, you'll still find more things to change afterward.
I guess their boss just said one day "okay, that's enough, finished or not, this is what we'll release, the rest will be in patches".

If they hadn't explicitly given the reason for the delay as 'Day 1 patches are unfair and we don't want to do that to our audience', then sure. I don't mind them, but what a bunch of fucking hypocrites
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on November 21, 2016, 05:41:18 PM
Street Date is broken since several days ago around here in Perú. Still, if I waited 10 years I can wait a few more days.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 21, 2016, 07:06:10 PM
Trophy List
http://www.powerpyx.com/final-fantasy-xv-trophy-list-revealed/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on November 23, 2016, 09:20:38 AM
Spoiler: you know what this is, don't whine if you open it (click to see content)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on November 23, 2016, 10:51:54 PM
Holy shit, that is cool.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on November 25, 2016, 11:59:53 AM
Spoiler: holy shit ______ looks fun to use as well (click to see content)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Greed- on November 25, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
Spoiler: holy shit ______ looks fun to use as well (click to see content)

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on November 25, 2016, 09:40:47 PM
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on November 28, 2016, 10:00:09 AM
Patch 1.02 is a thing, so you have to download around 16 GB already on day one through two patches.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on November 28, 2016, 11:33:48 AM
Quote
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata explained that a hefty day one patch was originally in store for the game, but ultimately he didn’t want fans who play offline to be unable to experience the game at its best. Instead, he wanted the game to be in its most polished state as soon as players put in the disc.

“Originally I was thinking it would be okay and we could put all of the extra updates into a day-one patch,” Tabata told IGN. “But at that point I learned there are maybe a lot of people out there who play in an offline environment and don’t have internet. When I found that out, thinking about it again, I’m glad I didn’t make that decision.”

RIP Tabata's credibility.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on November 28, 2016, 04:53:56 PM
Game's playable without the 1.02 patch, and you get a goblin killing area to get used to the combat while you wait for the first area to install. Overall took about 20 minutes messing around with weapons and parrying and warping before starting the game proper.

Which btw, love it so far.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on November 29, 2016, 08:17:23 AM
Base game is playable yes.. but saves are incompatible with the patch.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 04, 2016, 01:42:27 AM
Spears are so much fucking fun. Slow attacks on the ground, but some of them launch you into the air, where you become untouchable if you've got airstep. You're practically a Dragoon, it's awesome.

Base game is playable yes.. but saves are incompatible with the patch.
Played it on launch night, made a save. Resumed said save after the update. I have no idea what you're talking about.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 05, 2016, 12:10:52 PM
Thats what a lot of game sites were reporting.

Anyway,,, Mobius is on jpn steam, get it here while you can
http://store.steampowered.com/app/504730/?cc=jp
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: rednavi -RETIRED on December 05, 2016, 08:14:24 PM
Dunno about you but that link probably never worked in most of the countries.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on December 06, 2016, 10:59:23 AM
Worked fine for me. Just the update took forever for some reason
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on December 07, 2016, 12:40:27 PM
Rumors.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzAEcJIUoAA4yuH.jpg)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 15, 2016, 01:47:06 PM
First FFXV DLC pack about Gladiolus' in-game absence.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: TrinitroRoy on December 15, 2016, 02:21:17 PM
Seeing the previous FF past fanservice, it better have Battle on the Big Bridge then, or I will riot!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on December 21, 2016, 09:08:36 PM
Big time voice actor Tasia Valenza has shared that she's joined the FFXV cast (https://twitter.com/TasiaValenza/status/811647036273496064), presumably for a future DLC pack. She's most famous as Poison Ivy in most Batman properties, Sniper Wolf in the MGS franchise, Shaak-Ti in animated Star Wars titles... and Ultimecia in Dissidia: FF.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: "Bad News" Hoffmann on January 20, 2017, 11:12:19 AM


FFXII looking great on PS4
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on January 20, 2017, 06:02:13 PM
Aaaaaai no 60 FPS? The menu looks animated @60fps but the game doesn't.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on January 31, 2017, 09:43:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EEJvl7c.jpg)
Heh hahhahahahahahaha

(http://i.imgur.com/xAqJGdh.jpg)
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

The story is a Cup Noodle Limited Edition Final Fantasy Boss boxset, with one noodle cup for each end boss in FF. This comes complete with an Ultima Weapon themed fork. There is also wine, wineglasses and cakes but they're not nearly as funny.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on February 01, 2017, 01:12:10 AM
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92uV_p1kDTY[/youtube]

FFXII looking great on PS4

Heard the game is going to come out mid-July...Gonna preorder it early when I get the chance. Fran, Ashe, Penelo group for LYFE(well with the IJZS change, I may finally have to use all 6 of my party members now rather than force myself to do so)

(http://i.imgur.com/EEJvl7c.jpg)
Heh hahhahahahahahaha

(http://i.imgur.com/xAqJGdh.jpg)
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

The story is a Cup Noodle Limited Edition Final Fantasy Boss boxset, with one noodle cup for each end boss in FF. This comes complete with an Ultima Weapon themed fork. There is also wine, wineglasses and cakes but they're not nearly as funny.

Quina looks at that fork with love and disgust at FFXV for not including him/her.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: MightyKombat on February 01, 2017, 01:55:12 AM
Huh. That Anniversary collection looks neat but I already started getting most of the old FF game son PS Vita. I'm playing the PSP version of FF1 right now, its pretty good.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 01, 2017, 02:54:36 AM
XII HD got dated July 11th, yeah. Not sure if there's a new trailer or anything to go with it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: megaman_zer0 on February 01, 2017, 09:14:30 PM
Trials of Bahamut


Not sure if this is going to be some kind of AR/VR thing or if its just straight up LARPing
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 03, 2017, 11:41:44 AM
Offroad Regalia will be a thing eventually! check at 50:33


Quote
February 21

Update
    PS4 Pro full-HD 60fps support
    Limited-Time Quests: This time we’re getting Hunts as part of the new limited-time quests that are being added through the update.
    Level cap increase from 99 to 120
    Photo storage capacity increase from  150 to 200
    Music Player available while riding Chocobos

DLC
    Booster Pack+: Bundle that features Boost Sword weapon, Dragon Mod fishing rod, Aviol reel.
    Booster Pack: Free version featuring the “Magitek Exosuit” (Delayed due to reasons, Square Enix stated that due to similarities with Power Rangers, they’re going to change the designs on the suits and will share more info on its availability later.

March 28

Update
    Chapter 13 Update: An update to improve on the game’s Chapter 13. It’s been revealed that you’ll get to play as Gladio for a short period of time as well for the chapter.

DLC
    Episode: Gladiolus DLC

March 31
    Platinum Demo: Final Fantasy XV to be removed off PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

June

DLC
    Episode: Prompto DLC

A shame about the exosuits, was looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 03, 2017, 04:22:05 PM
Looking forward the PS4 Pro update; lucky for me I'm still far from finishing it.

I only hope it isn't like it was on The Last of Us Remastered, here you got something like "uncapped FPS between 30 and 60"
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Lost_Avenger on February 06, 2017, 11:38:46 PM
I only hope they get better at doing their pc ports. XIII and XIII-2 were garbage. If the frame rate dropped for any reason, the game would then cap your frame rate at a lower rate. Causing some severe slow down to like 15fps in some cases. I dont remember a patch ever coming out to fix the terrible frame rates either. Pretty much lost all respect for the company after that trash or a port.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on February 15, 2017, 12:38:33 AM
Steam having a FF 30th anniversary sale.
Everything 50% off except FFXIV online bundle which is 34% off
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/final-fantasy/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 15, 2017, 02:14:48 AM
Are any of the FF Steam versions worth playing?

edit: Specifically the Steam versions, I'm familiar with all the base games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on February 15, 2017, 02:17:50 AM
Apparently FF3 is the 3DS remake with 3D models and everything, and 5 has the extra classes from some other reissue.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on February 15, 2017, 02:25:50 AM
Basically, everything is the same as the mobile versions. 3D 3 and 4/After Years, graphical and UI "updates" to every other non 3D game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 15, 2017, 02:42:22 AM
Alright, I never played the 3/4 remakes, that and 9 would be all that catch my interest but I have 9 as a PS1 classic so I'd have to look into the version differences. Thanks.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on February 15, 2017, 02:43:06 AM
Oh wait wait, After Years got a 3D version too ?? The version I played (I think it was a PSP version ?) was 2D even though it came long after the 3DS remake of FF4, after the 3DS version in 3D, they redid 4 again in 2D like FF1 and FF2, and AY was in the same style. But they went ahead and redid that in the same 3D engine of FF4 on 3DS after all ? Not bad for an obscure phone game from before smartphones, I guess the 3DS and PSP versions were popular enough. That's a big change. Yeah, 3 and 4+AY are absolutely worth it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Lost_Avenger on February 16, 2017, 12:12:55 PM
The steam version of ffIX has some enhancements, but they kill the experience for me (like max level, large amounts of gil, etc). FFX on steam is the best version since it has speed up and auto-battle to speed up the process. 5 and 6 mobile are kind of meh. Im told 5 is a bad port. I have 6 and 7 on my phone and occasionally lose my save on 6
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 19, 2017, 12:51:18 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2017/02/18/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gets-first-gameplay-image-including-first-boss-fight/
Seems to be very much a reskinned FFXV
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: _Data_Drain_ on February 19, 2017, 01:18:30 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2017/02/18/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gets-first-gameplay-image-including-first-boss-fight/
Seems to be very much a reskinned FFXV

I haven't played that game.... Is this a good, or bad thing? Should I be worried?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on February 19, 2017, 02:50:15 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2017/02/18/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gets-first-gameplay-image-including-first-boss-fight/
Seems to be very much a reskinned FFXV
The combat system still has the classic ATB and the main commands, according to the article. They also mentioned that they are very much aware that a lot of people want the classic command style to remain, so it shouldn't stray too far away from it - it's just that they can move around, presumably in real time. And since you can move around, it looks like it's a lot more interactive - like hiding behind crates and destroying background elements.
Moving around in real time and making actions in ATB reminds me a lot more of the old Grandia 2 style, which was really nice (from what I remember).
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: SNT on February 20, 2017, 11:36:03 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2017/02/18/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gets-first-gameplay-image-including-first-boss-fight/
Seems to be very much a reskinned FFXV
I haven't played that game.... Is this a good, or bad thing? Should I be worried?
It's a friggin beautiful thing. The combat in XV is great, and I'd love to see more FF games get the same treatment once they're done with VII. Next decade.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 20, 2017, 07:00:11 PM
The combat system still has the classic ATB and the main commands, according to the article. They also mentioned that they are very much aware that a lot of people want the classic command style to remain, so it shouldn't stray too far away from it - it's just that they can move around, presumably in real time. And since you can move around, it looks like it's a lot more interactive - like hiding behind crates and destroying background elements.
Moving around in real time and making actions in ATB reminds me a lot more of the old Grandia 2 style, which was really nice (from what I remember).
This sounds a lot like Crysis Core, and that's not a bad thing for me. The combat there seemed like real time, but had turn based structure.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on February 20, 2017, 07:25:05 PM
Oh yeah... It was one of my favorite games and I completely forgot about that one, it's completely fallen off the grid :( But Crisis Core had only a single character, I always figured it wouldn't be easy to port to the classic "multiple characters" style.

edit - oh, I've been secretly hoping that it would be incorporated in this remake though, back when they showed the first images and mentioned a revamp of the game system. They did mention that the story of FF7 was made up of several parts (hinting at the different games) and they wanted to take that into account, I've been hoping it meant some of the other stuff from Compilation would get at least a chapter, a mention or something.
Most of the Genesis crap and Dirge of Cerberus can be skipped though.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 20, 2017, 11:12:41 PM
Don't bring the pitchforks and torches, but I'll be happy with something similar to FFXII too, since you had direct control over three characters, but they could fight on their own if you didn't want to command them.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 21, 2017, 07:36:04 AM
FFXII was the best in the series from a gameplay perspective. I'm buying the remake on launch, and I refused to buy 13 because of how many steps backward it took from 12 before I even knew how bad it was.

Put 200 hours into it on the PS2 and will pretty happily do so again this summer.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on February 21, 2017, 09:02:31 AM
It's honestly the exact opposite for me.
FF12 tried way too hard and basically brought about the good and bad parts of a single player type MMO. The Gambit system, while the best Micro-Manage system, really encourages micromanaging play to the level of making FF13's Auto-Battle jealous.

Not to mention the mess of the License Board system or how about ridiculous the treasure chests and otherwise are. Atleast the Zodiac Age changes alot about the base FF12 gameplay.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Lost_Avenger on February 21, 2017, 12:27:07 PM
I hated 12. It was my least favorite from a gameplay and story perspective. I think the story should have been told from a different perspective instead of lame ass Vaan. The gameplay was also really meh for me. I did like the gambit system and wish other games would adopt it as an ai customization option.

That being said, my favorite version of the gameplay may have been X-2. It was still turn based, but the characters moved around in battle and their placement determined things like aoe damaging skills and even inflicted damage (back attacks did double damage). If they were to allow you to move the character around, it would have been perfect for me. Sort of like XIII, but without battles being too long and too easy to just spam auto battle.

Biggest issue with XV is the rushed 2nd half story, the battle camera in battle, and the obvious amounts of cut content that will later be used as dlc (how a character disappeared and came back with a scar on his chest, what happened during the leviathan battle that led to a certain character being permanently damaged, etc). I think the game needed at least one to 2 more years to fully develope and we instead got a rushed out, unfinished game
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 21, 2017, 04:29:08 PM
I really enjoyed 12's story. While there was a bunch of shit that didn't work--Vaan after the beginning of the game, Penelo, etc--there was a lot that did, and it was tonally so different from the 'band of idiots traipsing around and saving the world with the power of friendship' bullshit that 10 was insanely guilty of that it felt great to me. It was more realistic overall, it had a lot of politics and a lot less herp derp. I loved it. I'm just not going to say it was objectively good.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Xhominid on February 22, 2017, 12:36:55 AM
I hated 12. It was my least favorite from a gameplay and story perspective. I think the story should have been told from a different perspective instead of lame ass Vaan. The gameplay was also really meh for me. I did like the gambit system and wish other games would adopt it as an ai customization option.

That being said, my favorite version of the gameplay may have been X-2. It was still turn based, but the characters moved around in battle and their placement determined things like aoe damaging skills and even inflicted damage (back attacks did double damage). If they were to allow you to move the character around, it would have been perfect for me. Sort of like XIII, but without battles being too long and too easy to just spam auto battle.

Biggest issue with XV is the rushed 2nd half story, the battle camera in battle, and the obvious amounts of cut content that will later be used as dlc (how a character disappeared and came back with a scar on his chest, what happened during the leviathan battle that led to a certain character being permanently damaged, etc). I think the game needed at least one to 2 more years to fully develope and we instead got a rushed out, unfinished game

I actually have to agree, X-2 has the best combat system in FF, just way too good. And yeah, XV could have been alot better and let's say there was ALOT of things I was disappointed on with XV when I finished Chapter 9. It's not a terrible game, but it could have been alot better.

I really enjoyed 12's story. While there was a bunch of shit that didn't work--Vaan after the beginning of the game, Penelo, etc--there was a lot that did, and it was tonally so different from the 'band of idiots traipsing around and saving the world with the power of friendship' bullshit that 10 was insanely guilty of that it felt great to me. It was more realistic overall, it had a lot of politics and a lot less herp derp. I loved it. I'm just not going to say it was objectively good.

You can say that for alot of RPGs. And to me, Vaan and Penelo seriously do bring down the party in XII for me mainly because they are so pointless.
And even though I like her alot, Fran doesn't really do much either...not to mention she's the worst statistical party member in the game...somehow.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 22, 2017, 07:58:36 AM
To me that was part of the appeal. It added to the realism. These people were way out of their depth and getting carried along by events involving more powerful people (in terms of political power).

That's exactly what would happen in real life.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Hoshi on February 22, 2017, 08:25:39 PM
To me that was part of the appeal. It added to the realism. These people were way out of their depth and getting carried along by events involving more powerful people (in terms of political power).

That's exactly what would happen in real life.
While I agree with the realism portion, games shouldn't be designed to drag characters along that don't serve a purpose of some sort. Even "weak" characters should show some sort of character development so that you have a connection to them. When a game becomes to "real" even in terms of characters, that's poor design.

Having said that, I really enjoyed XII. I'm not saying that the story or characters in the game were bad, but my statement was a general one in regards to all games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 22, 2017, 08:28:24 PM
Anyone still playing FFXV? I haven't finished it yet, and I haven't found exploits for EXP or AP, so the new timed hunt is a good thing for me: IIRC I got around 100K exp and 300AP for beating 100 cactuars. They wre a pain in the ass, but the mission can be replayed and I can level up faster with it.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on February 22, 2017, 08:40:20 PM
I pretty much stopped after I heard about the patch, because I think I'm at the point in the story where that would be relevant to me

Hasn't been easy avoiding spoilers
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 22, 2017, 10:21:12 PM
Are you talking about chapter 13? I don't know if they fixed it, and I have no idea what a fix for it means, I'm just hoarding side quests right now....
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on February 22, 2017, 10:38:51 PM
New cutscenes or something to flesh out what is apparently a complete left turn

By necessity I don't know the specifics
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: 1Ultima on February 22, 2017, 11:18:50 PM
Anyone still playing FFXV?

I got to Chapter 8, got bored and sold it.
But not before buying the season pack because I'm a fucking moron
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on February 22, 2017, 11:31:08 PM
I just bought XV yesterday.  Been waiting for it to drop to half off or less, which it did.  Dealt with getting each XIII title at launch, and while I enjoyed them my wallet left enough of a complaint that I decided to hold off for a bit on this one.  Got the two demos for it though and it doesn't look like it'll disappoint.  Just curious why they stole the Batmobile, is all.

Done a good job avoiding any spoilers on it, got the movie prerequisite before playing waiting as an aside to watch before I start the game.  However, I just finished World of Final Fantasy, then started VII's PSN release with the updates because it's VII, why not?  I also got X and X-2's remastered collection, as well as I picked up that Digimon Cyber Sleuth game that's gone full admittance of being a Pokémon clone but decided to throw some Persona in there just for the hell of it.  I don't want to run into RPG burn out, so I've been putting XV off even further for now.

I might just skip VII until the Remake's release gets closer though, it's not like I haven't played that one before.  Though if the rumors of XIII getting a bundle with whatever updates and fixes that would come with it turn out to be true, I admit I will be strongly tempted to get it as well.  I was going to add IX to the list to boot, saw it was on sale for the PS3, but gotta have some sort of limit here.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on February 23, 2017, 08:52:53 AM
I pretty much stopped after I heard about the patch, because I think I'm at the point in the story where that would be relevant to me

Hasn't been easy avoiding spoilers

This. I'm holding off until the patch.

I believe it hits in March.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 24, 2017, 01:48:13 PM
http://gematsu.com/2017/02/final-fantasy-explorers-force-first-details-screenshots
Color me interested
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Hoshi on February 24, 2017, 05:34:02 PM
Meh. It's a mobile game and looks boring to me.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 27, 2017, 07:40:54 PM
So FFXV gamefiles have been datamined and lookee here...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5ZatqWVAAEwRZa.jpg)
https://mobile.twitter.com/DickWhitehouse
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on February 27, 2017, 10:51:00 PM
I like the final look for Noctis. That outfit looks weird.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on March 03, 2017, 09:13:29 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/1ijqsh.jpg)
Oh snap... alternate realities are a thing... does that mean the wedding actually does happen?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Insigniawarfare on March 11, 2017, 05:38:38 PM
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age special editions announced
(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FFXII-The-Zodiac-Age_03-10-17_001.jpg)
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Source: http://gematsu.com/2017/03/final-fantasy-xii-zodiac-age-special-editions-announced
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on March 12, 2017, 09:12:38 PM


This looks pretty fucking awesome, it's too bad the game itself doesn't reflect that he went through a trial like this. I assume you get gear that you can give to him in the main game, but that just makes me more antsy about progressing until all the DLC is out because I've heard
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Renzo F on March 13, 2017, 07:28:55 PM
Spoiler: About Ignis chapter (click to see content)
Title: Final Fantasy XV Pc version announced
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 21, 2017, 02:37:15 PM
Well well well
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on August 21, 2017, 04:43:30 PM
Private video.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Snakebyte on August 21, 2017, 06:28:02 PM
Your link's dead. I'm guessing it was something about this?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/637650/FINAL_FANTASY_XV_WINDOWS_EDITION/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 25, 2017, 12:42:30 AM
Final Fantasy XV X Assassin's Creed
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on August 25, 2017, 01:57:53 AM
So, Altair's outfit has always been a soft spot for me, since I started with the first game when it came out and I really enjoyed his story and the overlapping story into Ezio's following Altair's code and his tomb and yadda yadda, I like this being a thing in XV.

But this is at least twice now to my knowledge Assassin's Creed has crossed over with Final Fantasy, before being XIII-2.  What's the deal?  Was weird enough then, but others were getting in on the crossover train like Mass Effect and J-Pop stars, XIII-2 just wanted to be weird.  Not that XV is quite dead, per say, but it's a bit late to be looking for significant advertisement in it for the new Assassin's Creed game.  Was this a long planned thing and I'm just out of the loop?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on August 25, 2017, 02:56:39 PM
Apparently is was planned long ago, there is an AC easter egg in the Omen Trailer that dropped before the game released, also Altairs costume is unlocked from the dream egg you get for finishing the Moogle Carnival.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: DatKofGuy on February 01, 2018, 07:19:05 PM
PC benchmark is avalaible
http://benchmark.finalfantasyxv.com/jp/
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: BlazeHeatnix on April 12, 2018, 03:28:46 AM
One of these days I'm going to play X-2 all the way through. But damn is it hard to convince myself to.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Chronan on April 12, 2018, 08:44:15 PM
One of these days I'm going to play X-2 all the way through. But damn is it hard to convince myself to.
Not worth it. Just go to Youtube and lookup "Leblanc Massage", it's the only part that was memorable.
There, I just saved you 20 boobless hours.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: BlazeHeatnix on April 13, 2018, 12:55:32 AM
One of these days I'm going to play X-2 all the way through. But damn is it hard to convince myself to.
Not worth it. Just go to Youtube and lookup "Leblanc Massage", it's the only part that was memorable.
There, I just saved you 20 boobless hours.

I mean, I genuinely like some of the gameplay and the battle system is excellent. Hell, I actually enjoy a lot of the writing too. It's just the constant minigames get in the way.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on May 10, 2019, 12:46:48 AM
Hey guys, guess what actually still exists?

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Beta158 on May 10, 2019, 01:06:19 AM
Whooooooooooooooooooo wheeeeeeeeeeee it’s about damm time.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on May 10, 2019, 02:47:55 AM
It doesn't really look too different from the quick tease we saw from CC2. I thought they said they at least redesigned Cloud to be a bit more scrawny like FF7 because they didn't want to make him look like the older bulkier Advent Children version ? (well, bulkier compared to that original FF7 design anyway)
Judging by the Sephiroth hallucination, they'll put more emphasize on the mindfuck that Cloud experiences, hopefully. It'll make him look less like a delusional, mythomaniac jackass.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on May 10, 2019, 03:10:23 AM
I just want to see all the goofy shit I loved about FFVII.   Where's cross dressing Cloud in Don Corneo's love palace?  Where's the Tifa vs Scarlet bitch-slapping minigame?

Where the fuck is Cait Sith?
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on May 10, 2019, 03:14:12 AM
Where the fuck is Cait Sith?
Part 2 most likely, won't the Gold Saucer be later ? They never even remotely showed the tiniest hint that we'll see anything outside Midgar in the first part, I'm not expecting too much. Bitchslap fight would be even later.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on May 10, 2019, 03:56:47 AM
Part 2?  Are they breaking it up into multiple releases or something?  I know it was a huge game back in the day but they've gotta be able to squeeze it all onto one disc by now.

I just wanna see how they reconcile all the ridiculous junk that makes FFVII what it is with the hardcore, action packed look they're pushing now.  Like, at some point everyone's favorite edgelord is gonna have to pop out of a coffin in a basement and transform into Jason Voorhees.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on May 10, 2019, 05:43:11 AM
The word quickly came down in the first year that this was gonna be an episodic release

Probably because they thought they'd get something out of Nomura faster that way
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Mgbenz on May 10, 2019, 06:56:10 AM
If we consider the first episode to being the entire first disc they will have to show all the party members at some point They haven't even shown Tifa yet.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Ash- on May 10, 2019, 12:57:35 PM
I wonder how they will handle some of the controversial shit the original game had, also it seems like Sephy got a new VA.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on May 20, 2019, 06:37:51 PM
From reddit, grain of salt etc.

2 parts, all of disc 1 then everything else, both full price
Playable demo coming (ps plus required because fuck everyone I guess)
Femcloud (fade to black, you don't see him change) and squats are in
Characters designs are faithful but touched up, redesigned monsters, Red XIII clones
Toned down smoking and verbal abuse because it's 2020 I mean 2019
Regular light hits do chip damage, triangle heavy hit finishers do the actual damage (makes me think of Dissidia)
heavy hits change with the weapon equipped, you see the actual equipped weapon and even the materia on the weapon slots (weapons only, not accessories)

... apparently the guy also says shops are preparing for preorders already, makes the whole thing sound like bullshit because I have no hope of seeing it for another year. Two parts only sounds also a bit off to me because it's a whole fucking planet they have to model even in the first disc. Too much work for no reason.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Speedpreacher on May 20, 2019, 09:43:12 PM
Yeah I'm not sure about the validity of that considering every single thing they've shown so far is Midgar

If that first ep is all of disc 1 then this thing isn't coming out until 2030
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: logansam on June 10, 2019, 05:33:33 AM
2020 03 03



Almost there
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: logansam on June 10, 2019, 05:51:58 AM
The new final fantástico tactis amazing

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: -Ash- on June 10, 2019, 06:07:22 AM
I was expecting an HD version of the FFT graphic style, shame.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 10, 2019, 11:57:54 AM
Almost there
wtf is that Heidegger ? Talk about a redesign. And I assume those are generic enemy spirits at the end harassing Aerith...
The new final fantástico tactis amazing
I'm surprised they just ditched the original Brave Exvius story. They're calling it War of the Visions but they don't seem to be showing any of the visions from the mobile game...
edit - oh wait, duh, that's because the mobile game is still going and they want it to keep selling.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: logansam on June 11, 2019, 03:46:50 AM
Tifaaaaaaa

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on June 11, 2019, 03:59:33 AM
Godsdamn, the combat in Remake looks so clean.  Kingdom Hearts style attacking and movement with an ATB time-freeze mechanic for materia and limits?  Yes please.

Looking at how much production is going into just the opening Mako Reactor mission alone makes it pretty obvious why they have to split it into episodes.  This thing is going to be even more massive than the original.

:EDIT:  Ey, the red-headed stepchild of Final Fantasy makes its triumphant return.

Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Beta158 on June 11, 2019, 04:25:58 AM
Three cheers for Squall HIP HIP HORRAY HIP HIP HORRAY HIP HIP HORRAY *Throws confetti* We thought you’d never come back to consoles!
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on June 11, 2019, 04:40:50 AM
Ok, reactions to both VII Remake and VIII Remaster are astonishing from myself, but especially for VIII because I thought an underlying reason why we don't see as much of it with ports and whatnot was they lost the actual source materials to, well, port or remaster.  Was a copy found?  Did they just recreate it from scratch?

Regardless of the story though, of course I'll get it.  And Remake just continues to look better and better each trailer, was already sold on it just existing.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on June 12, 2019, 01:04:00 AM
The full 7:Re presentation

Spoiler: rundown (click to see content)
So that Reddit "leak" wasn't that far off, but half of it was most likely guesswork that wasn't too far-fetched (it did have straight up false stuff, like all of original disc 1 for the first part).

I don't really like the orchestra renditions of the couple of themes at the start like the opening theme.

Playable demo at their booth so we should see videos flooding in. I'm assuming they won't give more than the first bombing mission, and only in the reactor, not even outside in the city.

edit -
https://gematsu.com/2019/06/square-enix-uncertain-how-many-games-will-span-the-final-fantasy-vii-remake-project
apparently they're still in the planning phase for part 2, so it's not impossible at all that things will change around depending on how much they want to extend the content like they did with Midgar. But the other games have a lot less content outside Midgar to draw from, so that'll probably be all about the weapons and the Ancients and Jenova lore at best, then filling up the rest of the world for Nanaki and Yuffie and so on. And Nibelheim.
At least they should only redo the second game once, not twice like they did with CC2.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hulkhogan on June 12, 2019, 05:58:18 PM
Ok, reactions to both VII Remake and VIII Remaster are astonishing from myself, but especially for VIII because I thought an underlying reason why we don't see as much of it with ports and whatnot was they lost the actual source materials to, well, port or remaster.  Was a copy found?  Did they just recreate it from scratch?

Regardless of the story though, of course I'll get it.  And Remake just continues to look better and better each trailer, was already sold on it just existing.
if they recreate it from scratch, it could be possible that all the existing glitches (especially those skips) and manipulations found by the speedrunners will be fixed :'( I have the PC version currently and glitch like the Rinoa skip in the train only works for the original ps version.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: hulkhogan on August 20, 2019, 05:01:29 AM
final fantasy 8 remaster will be released on 3rd of September 2019: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/20/final-fantasy-8-remastered-release-date-announced
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: k6666orochi on September 11, 2019, 06:18:01 PM
Final Fantasy VII remake new trailer
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 11, 2019, 07:36:45 PM
Advent Children-style bike chase yay

edit - I never played Dirge of Cerberus but the part where they're climbing up the staircase while being shot at is making me think of that cutscene from DoC. It does feel like they're trying to give everyone a taste of all the spin-off games.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on September 12, 2019, 02:59:07 AM
Wow, they somehow made Don Corneo even sleazier.  Cool to see they kept the goofy "workout with spandex-clad musclebeasts" minigames, but they have to know what they're doing teasing cross-dressing Cloud like that.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on September 12, 2019, 03:22:59 AM
Yeah, wonder if they're expanding on the gym owner's role in the story?  Was just there to be a surprise cross-dresser for a laugh that you couldn't tell right away from the simply polygon count and give you the wig part of the costume.  We already presumed things would play out different and we can see some of the events are similar but slightly changed.  Tifa joining coercing Cloud into the costume rather that finding out afterwords for example.

I dunno if I like the idea of President Shinra showing up via hologram now better.  Something more personal about him showing up there in the flesh as big a person he is to the world to see off the end of Avalanche.  Love the frog morph keeping the Buster Sword though.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 14, 2019, 02:52:05 PM

Battle gameplay against a Behemoth-looking boss named Apsu. Was there an enemy with that name in FF7 ?
edit- oh, of course, it was the sewer boss Aps. I hope they'll fix those bad translations and name it Apsu like it should.
Lots of videos on the reactor demo have finally been popping up, too.

Music sounds great.


This one has another run at the reactor mission, but at the 30 minute mark, you get the Honey Bee squat game. (and then the Apsu fight)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Lichtbringer on September 14, 2019, 10:43:51 PM
I'm wondering who the new Soldier Character is that appears in Bike Chase.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on September 14, 2019, 11:30:51 PM
I'm taking the less exciting route and presuming that guy's not a unique character and instead is one of the SOLDIER 3rd Class enemies you fought in the Shin-Ra building right before finding Jenova in her storage container and you get to the whole Hojo forcing Red XIII to mate with Aerith cutscene. (Which now that I think of it, is that something they're going to really do again in the remake...?  Kinda really messed up stuff there)

For being enemy super soldiers, they're kind of nobodies as far as enemies go.  Especially for being in the same program as Cloud.  And I think that weapon you see with them is the one they drop when you farm them in the original game?  So this could just be a way to make something out of them while also referencing Advent Children.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 15, 2019, 12:08:32 AM
(Cloud didn't actually get into the Soldier program, but he did get the Mako treatment) I thought the actual Soldier enemies were noticeably stronger than the generic soldiers with the triple-eyed helmet and the scarf. They were nameless, but they were an actual threat in the Shinra tower. Then again, everyone in your party is supposed to be able to fight them off, and the other second and third class you meet in Crisis Core (Luxiere, Kunsel etc.) don't seem to have nearly the same level of superpower as the likes of Zack and everyone else. Looking it up a bit, it seems they did get Mako treatment, but I guess not anywhere close to Zack and the others ?
That guy has clear eyes but not glowing, I don't know if that's supposed to be Mako eyes ? Maybe it's the lesser level of Mako treatment, so probably second class, but then that doesn't make him any better than the other second class Soldiers you meet in Crisis Core, who don't do shit. Zack starts Crisis Core as a second class so maybe that's where this guy is.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on September 15, 2019, 12:28:20 AM
They could also just be reinventing the terms of what Soldiers can or can not do in terms of power and abilities, they're touching up everything else in the lore thus far, might as well really hammer in that super soldier difference.  I forget what the deal was with the Sephiroth wannabes in Advent Children was, where they were with the Mako infusions.  I know the main one was so in-tune with it he did accomplish what he sought out to be and became the vessel for Sephiroth to return (And promptly lose when supposedly infinitely stronger yet clearly not?  AC has a few issues to say the least) but I don't know where on the scale the others in the movie fall also doing bike tricks just like this dude.

And yeah, I know the whole memory thing with Cloud and all that, should have said Zack, sorry.  And I dunno, I don't recall them really putting up much of a fight.  Especially with a save point in the same room as them should something go wrong.  I do recall they had some nasty spell with them that would occasionally get the best of you if you weren't paying attention but like I said, save point right there.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 15, 2019, 12:50:10 AM
Well, as far as putting up much of a fight goes, it's obviously subjective because level up and gameplay and all that, but I remember they hit a lot harder than all the other common enemies before. The design change with the sword and the different helmet also made me think back then that they were supposed to be a step up from everything before.

There's the Mako infusion that everyone in Soldier got, probably with different levels of response hence the entire class system, and then there's the big load of Jenova cells, only a few got those (successfully). The confusing part is that Cloud makes a point to say that Soldiers are specifically the guys who got Jenova cells on top of Mako (as opposed to other regular soldiers who also have Mako), but then everything else after that is in direct contradiction with that line. The way I understand it, first there was Sephiroth with both Mako and Jenova cells, then they tried with just Mako and that gave Soldier at various levels of compatibility (but no one getting close to Sephiroth), and then they tried again to add Jenova cells and they kept getting mostly failures. Angeal, Genesis etc. have Jenova cells and they decay because of it, but Zack doesn't get any Jenova cells, does he ? He's one of the guys who only get the Mako treatment, but he goes from second to first class. There definitely was a period where the Hojo gang made Sephiroth with both Mako and the cells, then a period where they tried without the cells and it was below their expectations, and then they tried again with the cells and it gave a whole bunch of failed clones (starting with the Nibelheim survivors).
The failed people with Jenova cells become the failed clones in black capes, and the Advent Children gang are some of those clones with Jenova cells who have the potential to be forcibly transformed into Sephiroth. All the black cape guys we meet in FF7 were like that - only we were told that they would have a "reunion" to become Jenova, but Advent Children shows us that the reunion gives a new Sephiroth, not Jenova. I don't remember if the game actually told you that straight up, but every time you "meet" Sephiroth, I'm pretty sure it's one of those failed clones who get turned into him, but only for a moment and then they die. You know, since the real Sephiroth's severed torso is in the crater/cave where Cloud gives him the Black Materia. I'm pretty sure this only became really explicit with the Advent Children gang, when Kadaj does exactly all that.

All of this was more or less already present, sitting around in the various episodes and murky, but it's definitely worth rephrasing and making it clear and explicit in the remake. So yeah, maybe that guy will be part of it.
Crisis Core made quite a mess with those G and S cells and projects. I never really understood what was what or when.

edit - https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/SOLDIER:1st uh, so first class are also common enemies. So only Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal had a notable amount of Jenova cells with the big G and S projects, and Cloud got his cells only after Nibelheim. And there's no particular rank difference between Sephiroth and the other nameless first class.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on September 25, 2019, 08:31:20 PM
https://www.siliconera.com/2019/09/24/final-fantasy-vii-remake-gets-new-screenshots-for-tifa-barret-battle-system-box-art-and-more/
There's a shot of the materia menu with materia slots on the equipment pieces.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on September 25, 2019, 09:52:25 PM
Did they adjust tifa's model?
She looks like half a cup bigger, and more importantly, her arms and legs look tonned instead of just skinny compared to what I remember when she was first revealed.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on November 30, 2019, 11:26:39 PM
https://gematsu.com/2019/11/final-fantasy-vii-remake-details-turks-avalanche-cloud-abilities-chocobo-aerith-and-barret-visuals
Just a few bits of system stuff and interviews. I don't think there's anything really new, it's stuff that's already been mentioned in passing but a bit more detailed. I like the part where weapons have abilities that you can level up and learn for the character then use with other weapons.
Rude looks amazing. But what's that about the slum church housing Shinra's crashed test rockets ??
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on January 31, 2020, 04:07:39 PM

Damn.
"Beauty is not male or female"
"Don't say anything.
- just one word ?
- don't you dare.
- so pretty !"
Hojo remembers Cloud this time, it seems.
That song really makes me think of Crisis Core, that was a beautiful OST.
Oh, English version on Twitter.
https://mobile.twitter.com/finalfantasyvii/status/1223184143971954688
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on February 01, 2020, 12:16:55 AM
Godsdamn, that looks clean.  Red XIII looks great.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on March 05, 2020, 01:19:08 AM
Red XIII will only be a guest for certain sections and not a fully playable character. They wanted to spread out his character arc and give him time to develop.

Took a run at the demo. Man, that's kinda scary. Between trying to pull off some moves to realize that your atb gauge doesn't quite have one level available yet, making sure the boss in't shooting at you (as if you would have the time to react to bullets), wondering if the other character you're not currently controlling has anything good to pull off with their atb gauge or if they're just doing their basic attack, not deciding fast enough if I should block or dodge an incoming attack... Things go really fast in battle, I died to the scorpion boss once. I'm gonna have to pause with the command menu pretty often. And it doesn't help that I kept fumbling between Cloud's and Barret's menu without being sure where I was going in the menus with which trigger button.
That pressure got me panicking around those menus a couple times. I really don't blame anyone for demanding a classic mode.

I find it really annoying that the pause menu in battle doesn't allow you to do shit. I realized too late into the scorpion fight that Barret had the lightning magic (I didn't even realize I had that materia at all when Barret became playable because I didn't comb through the menus multiple times) and I didn't assign that command to a shortcut so I had to go through the menu every time. But then again, I don't know if I'll get used to it enough to just breeze through a fight with just the command shortcuts, anyway.

The target lock felt weird, I'm pretty sure that on a couple of occasions, just moving the camera made me fuck up which tiny enemy I was targeting and mess up commands.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: extravagant on March 05, 2020, 02:38:33 AM
Sometimes simplicity is the key; and I honestly would have preferred turn based FF7 "remake" I really don't like the new system. So I haven't gotten mental and hyped over it all this time because I simply am not too impressed with it yet. Nice graphics, but they messed up Tifa.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Neocide on March 05, 2020, 03:06:58 AM
Red XIII will only be a guest for certain sections and not a fully playable character. They wanted to spread out his character arc and give him time to develop.

Took a run at the demo. Man, that's kinda scary. Between trying to pull off some moves to realize that your atb gauge doesn't quite have one level available yet, making sure the boss in't shooting at you (as if you would have the time to react to bullets), wondering if the other character you're not currently controlling has anything good to pull off with their atb gauge or if they're just doing their basic attack, not deciding fast enough if I should block or dodge an incoming attack... Things go really fast in battle, I died to the scorpion boss once. I'm gonna have to pause with the command menu pretty often. And it doesn't help that I kept fumbling between Cloud's and Barret's menu without being sure where I was going in the menus with which trigger button.
That pressure got me panicking around those menus a couple times. I really don't blame anyone for demanding a classic mode.

I find it really annoying that the pause menu in battle doesn't allow you to do shit. I realized too late into the scorpion fight that Barret had the lightning magic (I didn't even realize I had that materia at all when Barret became playable because I didn't comb through the menus multiple times) and I didn't assign that command to a shortcut so I had to go through the menu every time. But then again, I don't know if I'll get used to it enough to just breeze through a fight with just the command shortcuts, anyway.

The target lock felt weird, I'm pretty sure that on a couple of occasions, just moving the camera made me fuck up which tiny enemy I was targeting and mess up commands.

what mode were you playing in? because when I open the battle menu whatever during a fight it slows down the actual fight itself. You didn't have enough time to choose then? The targeting thing I noticed too, was very easy to lose a lock on.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Person Man on March 05, 2020, 03:48:10 AM
Red XIII will only be a guest for certain sections and not a fully playable character. They wanted to spread out his character arc and give him time to develop.

That's a bit of a let down, but understandable.  He doesn't show up until right before the party escapes from Midgar, which is where the first part of the remake ends IIRC.  May as well hold off on fully implementing him until players actually have a decent opportunity to use him.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on March 05, 2020, 09:52:40 AM
what mode were you playing in? because when I open the battle menu whatever during a fight it slows down the actual fight itself. You didn't have enough time to choose then? The targeting thing I noticed too, was very easy to lose a lock on.
That was when I was trying to use the command shortcuts. And when I used the menus, I fumbled around between having to exit the menu, deal a couple more attacks to charge an atb bar (and block or dodge something), then reopen the menu. It's a lot of things to pay attention to, even with the slowdown - and it's a lot of different button inputs to keep up with at high speed when you're not in slowdown. And honestly, even in slowdown, it's easy to not know which button does what at a glance, so unless you look at everything carefully between every single button press, you can still mess up.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Bastard Mami on March 05, 2020, 05:04:04 PM

Took a run at the demo. Man, that's kinda scary. Between trying to pull off some moves to realize that your atb gauge doesn't quite have one level available yet, making sure the boss in't shooting at you (as if you would have the time to react to bullets), wondering if the other character you're not currently controlling has anything good to pull off with their atb gauge or if they're just doing their basic attack, not deciding fast enough if I should block or dodge an incoming attack... Things go really fast in battle, I died to the scorpion boss once. I'm gonna have to pause with the command menu pretty often. And it doesn't help that I kept fumbling between Cloud's and Barret's menu without being sure where I was going in the menus with which trigger button.
That pressure got me panicking around those menus a couple times. I really don't blame anyone for demanding a classic mode.


That sounds hot AF. makes me want to play the game.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Neocide on March 05, 2020, 06:10:37 PM
what mode were you playing in? because when I open the battle menu whatever during a fight it slows down the actual fight itself. You didn't have enough time to choose then? The targeting thing I noticed too, was very easy to lose a lock on.
That was when I was trying to use the command shortcuts. And when I used the menus, I fumbled around between having to exit the menu, deal a couple more attacks to charge an atb bar (and block or dodge something), then reopen the menu. It's a lot of things to pay attention to, even with the slowdown - and it's a lot of different button inputs to keep up with at high speed when you're not in slowdown. And honestly, even in slowdown, it's easy to not know which button does what at a glance, so unless you look at everything carefully between every single button press, you can still mess up.

Yea I understand the button mix up that happens to me too. Didn't feel overwhelmed by the menus though. I think it's something you can improve on in time
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on April 04, 2020, 03:27:37 AM

They're trying real hard to bury the lead about how much of the original game we're getting in this part 1...

edit - preorder is delivering physical copies early, it's go time for me.
Feels like the  ATB gauge charges a lot faster, it's much easier to pump specials and potions more regularly.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on April 21, 2020, 05:47:13 AM
Wow, really ? No one ?

48h for the normal mode, missed Tifa's Purple Pain and Aerith's Planet Protector (and you can't go back until you finish the game), and that fucking Raise materia takes forever to level up, so I missed that last battle report and Bahamut. Well, at least I have something to do with the chapter selection ! Beside switching the audio to Japanese, anyway. I loved Barret's performance, but I have to redo this in Japanese.
"Nailed it, I know, moving on !" was the best line in the whole game.
Jessie... was a funny surprise the first time when she suddenly got a personality in the demo, but for the whole game ? I dunno, it feels really weird. Even Cloud asks her if she's that desperate (and yet he still doesn't clap those cheeks for SOME reason). At some point it's just super weird and creepy that every single girl wants to jump his bone.

No item, no MP regeneration, hard mode sounds hella scary. Chakra, Pray, and Elemental materia will be great to mitigate the lack of items, cures, and elemental magic, but if one character dies in a fight, I'll just assume I'm fucked. Typical game plan is to stock pile on items because you never know when you'll need that extra single potion even in the end game (and keep those grenades but never use them), now it'll be "never use any spell because you never know when you'll need that last MP". Great.
Spoiler: The very end (click to see content)

On another note,

They made the AI do most of the work on lip sync with any language, facial expressions depending on the intonation of the voice actor, camera placement during minor NPC interactions, etc. That's insane.

edit -
doing my second play on Hard, and I really appreciate how they spread a shitload of dialog and visual cues all over the game that sprinkle very tiny details about the past (for Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth). New players can take the time to replay this multiple times and notice all of those little dialog hints. So if you're a modern new player that likes to analyze his games and theory craft, you can gather up all those bits of information, line them up and connect them to understand the sequence of events, and figure out why Tifa hates Shinra and Cloud hates Sephiroth. You even have an equivalent of the Gold Saucer date scene, with a possibility to see Aerith, Tifa, or Barret in that night scene in Aerith's garden in chapter 14, and if you get Tifa, you can back up your understanding of their past some more.
This should be working rather well on today's Internet and Youtubers analyzing every detail of a game, even though it's easier to just look up the original game's wiki.
Spoiler: the end, again (click to see content)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on April 24, 2020, 08:04:45 PM
I've been thinking about the game for some days now, mulling it over since beating it, and it occurs to me what all this is reminding me of in the back of my mind.  This Remake is essentially the Evangelion Rebuild movies.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

I will be that crotchety old fan and say I'm not particularly liking what they're doing with Biggs, Jessie and Wedge with their key alteration.  But I'm also not going to flip out of it and will wait to see what they do going forward.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on May 01, 2020, 11:24:56 AM
In an interview in the recently released Ultimania, Nomura / Nojima / Kitase talk about the number of episodes there will be and when the next will come up. People have been worried that they still don't know how many episodes there will be and that must mean they don't fully know where they're going with the story.
In a nutshell, they do have a plan for the story, but they haven't decided how they'll cut it up. If they put more of the story in one episode, then it'll take longer to release that episode, and if they want to release it faster, then there will be more episodes.
My understanding of that is it'll probably rather depend on which story beat they want to end each episode on, like when they decided that the departure from Midgar was definitely a story beat worth ending episode 1 on (and then used the opportunity to pad Midgar a lot more). And like a big part of Midgar, it'll probably also have serious implications on how much padding / filler there will be in each section of the world depending on how they cut it up.
Spoiler: a point in the interview about the ending (click to see content)
So... When's the next major story beat ? Cosmo Canyon, Gold Saucer, meeting most of the rest of the cast, the Temple... I feel like we should get introduced with the Black Materia and explain the clones and the Reunion soon, but if they want to get that far, they'll have to avoid putting nearly as much padding as they did for Midgar. Or shift things around since Aerith will want to speed things up now (like move the Gold Saucer and Dyne later, Barret already got a good share of exposure). So just the eastern continent and southern islands IMO. The city of the Ancients, the North Crater, Cloud's mind can take episode 3.
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Long John Killer on May 01, 2020, 03:42:46 PM
Spoiler: So about that ending (click to see content)
Title: Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread
Post by: Byakko on May 01, 2020, 04:46:57 PM
Spoiler: ending (click to see content)