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Nicaragua  +   1026d ago
I totally agree. FF13 was simply a turd of a game and even if content was cut out to make it fit on the 360 then it still dosnt explain why what remained was so utterly lame.

Terrible storyline.
Awful characters.
Combat with zero challenge.

The blame lies with Square Enix, not the 360.

PS: Advent Children was awesome, how dare you suggest otherwise :)
jadenkorri  +   1025d ago
i personally never heard anyone blame the 360 for ff13 being bad...

PS: advent children dvd - awsome
advent children bluray - epic
-GametimeUK-  +   1025d ago
You don't hear much of it today since Final Fantasy has received universal hate from the internet, but this was a quite common point of view for PS3 owners at the time of FF13's release. As a matter of fact, it was a comment I saw on N4G just an hour or so before writing my blog that inspired me in which a user had claimed the 360 ruined FF13.
InMyOpinion  +   1025d ago
All PS3 fans on this site said that the dumbed down 360 version was the reason the game sucked. They blamed it on the lack of Blu-ray.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1025d ago
I agree, too.

When the game first launched, it was easy to blame the 360, because we all had this assumption that Square-Enix was still a top-notch company.

"Past Final Fantasy games have been so amazing, but this one sucks. What's going on? Oh, it went multiplatform? That must be the problem".

But as we've seen more and more of SE's games (and the lack of quality) this generation, gamers realized that FF13 sucked because SE sucks nowadays.

It's that simple.
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-GametimeUK-  +   1025d ago
Hit the nail on the head. If you asked me if I wanted to play FF13 with all the absent content added I would still say no because at the end of the day the foundations of the game are awful.

Final Fantasy Advent Children is a subject I often debate online. It seems it could just be bad taste on my part since I am always in the minority. I will just say I am not too fond of the dialogue, over the top editing or the story in general. Plus, I thought FF7 had an ending where I was happy to leave it at that. Final Fantasy to me works better than a game than as a movie, but that is just my opinion.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. :-)
DragonKnight  +   1026d ago
I used to think the 360 was to blame for the cut content. That is until SE admitted that they planned the FFXIII trilogy since 2005/2006. That means that the situation is actually worse as they purposely cut out content that could have likely made FFXIII a more tolerable game just to stretch it out across 3 games.
SilentNegotiator  +   1026d ago
Squeenix would have messed it up on any system.
Kratoscar2008  +   1025d ago
That comment with Cox voice is totally awesome.
JimmyDanger  +   1025d ago
Good article.

Truly for me, as you stated, the rot began with FFX.

Suddenly - corridors hours long. No card game. Rather tame sidequests. Grid system?

I still can't understand why anyone who loved VII,VIII or IX could think it was a "breakthrough". For me it was the beginning of the decline.
-GametimeUK-  +   1025d ago
Thank you for reading. I actually enjoy Final Fantasy X, but it was the turning point for the franchise. I wish they would have expanded on Final Fantasy X's features rather than make them more restrictive, focused and shallow.
Godmars290  +   1025d ago
It actually started with FF7. That's when the focus started on presentation and they began over-relying on series lore. Having excess characters in the party you switched out on the fly lead to things like the grid system and narrow corridors.

Some fans caught it in FF8, but not enough complained. Even now with the obvious mistakes of FF13 Square can't really admit to mistakes and keeps on plodding along.
BanBrother  +   1025d ago

I agree. I don't know why FFX is held in such high regard. I loved all the older ones, but FFX, while not 'bad', just left me bored. It did have amazing graphics though.

My theory is, and always has been that FFX was so popular as it was the first FF on the PS2, and the most popular. I think that the older gen cherish FFV, VI and VII, while this new generation wanted to have 'their' game.

It is just one of those games I will never understand the admiration for. I had more fun with the Blitzball than the game itself lol. In saying that, I quit at around 45-50 hours, spending a good 20 hours on blitzball.
wishingW3L  +   1025d ago
I hated FFX with a passion but I can see why people liked it. And even with the many changes FFX still felt like a FF game while FF13 was just a mess.
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JimmyDanger  +   1021d ago
Man. I put 100's of hours into that game. Got limit breaks and Ultimate Weapons for all but 2 of my characters. Insanely cruel Chocobo racing perfects, lightning strike and Blitzball season sidequests. I played that game every night for at least 2 months - probably three.

And I have the memory card (somewhere) to prove it.

And I feel DIRTY!
tehpees3  +   1025d ago
IMO FF XIII sucked because it wasn't an RPG. The game was on a set path and felt more like an adventure game. The freedom was gone and TBH the concept didn't feel very FF like. It was like Final Sci-fi then Final Fantasy.
FamilyGuy  +   1025d ago
Godmars290  +   1025d ago
The move to HD is to blame for what happened to JRPGs. The rush to higher grade graphics and production costs. And as much as some don't want to admit it, some but not all blame falls on MS for that. They threw out money, promised bigger sales and urged anyone who jumped aboard their ship to get games out ASAP which created limited adaptability. That's why few beginning HD JRPGs failed to either take any real advantage of the hardware, changed little from PS2 if not PS1 era games, or turned out like FF13 did. Even now, six years after the fact, JRPGs have devolved rather than advanced, with only a few like Ni no Kuni being an exception.

But yeah, its not all MS's fault. Just some.
maniacmayhem  +   1021d ago
"some but not all blame falls on MS for that. They threw out money, promised bigger sales and urged anyone who jumped aboard their ship to get games out ASAP"

Please provide proof that MS did this. If I remember a while back correctly (and I could be wrong) it was you who also blamed MS/360 for the way FF13 turned out.
MS launched an HD system first and every company knew it. Game companies wanted their games out and selling to make a profit on a new system.

No game in the beginning on either system took advantage of the new HD hardware. Only now late in each console's life are we seeing what these systems can really do.
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OmniSlashPT  +   1025d ago
This article is 4 years late lol Have you noticed that they're releasing FFXIII-3 right? I'm pretty sure everyone has dropped that idea of being xbox's fault a couple of years ago.

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