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Submitted by Romudeth 737d ago | video

Agni’s Philosophy Tech Demo

STFUandPLAY's Romudeth writes:

Remember that Final Fantasy tech demo from E3? Agni’s Philosophy showed us what we can expect from the next Final Fantasy game and it was impressive to say the least. I didn’t really have the game on my mind until Tor sent me this link.

The video is a demo showing off the different things that can be done on the fly to the main character. (E3, Next-Gen, Tech)

Update Another Agni's Philosophy tech demo video was added. You can see it by clicking on the story.

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Godmars290  +   737d ago
Square, stop thinking and talking about aesthetics and get back to mechanics. Story plot and characters. Please.
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Nemesis4567  +   737d ago
Well said!! Story plot and characters was one of the main things that made Final Fantasy enjoyable. Good Graphics can only take you so far.
osamaq  +   736d ago
its not 100% that microsoft or sony will reveal there consoles in e3 2013 ,,,

nothing for we don't know, last year they expected to be revealed but nothing happened

so nothing is for sure...
Why cant we have both incredible graphics and also story, gameplay, and characters etc? One of my favorite things about Final Fantasy games besides everything I just listed was the art and if we can have a powerful gaming engine that enhances the art and beauty than I am absolutley down for this attention to the graphics engine
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wishingW3L  +   737d ago
because Square clearly can't handle both. They focus so much in graphics that we end up with weak games like FF13 with no content or an awfully bad written stories that makes no sense like FF13-2. And that's without mentioning the incredibly bad characters. =/

Square doesn't has the skills to make huge worlds like in the old games while maintaining the graphic quality they want to achieve, so they end up cutting lots of corners just to offer better graphics to the graphicwhores. Like if their games were ever just about that... Better graphics only gave us a game that was just a corridor with monsters and then for the sequel they gave us Megaman (a bunch of different maps where you chose where to go first but is all disjointed and just as linear).
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Godmars290  +   737d ago
Once upon a time we did. From FF4 to FF10 at least. Those game presented worlds with some level of interaction and even character. FF12 did as well, had cities you could literally walk though, but still failed in the basics of having people with an airship who *walked* everywhere.

And then FF13 utterly failed. Was nothing but a well decorated setting you walked through.

The short of the matter is I want vehicles to make a comeback. To be introduced to characters who I'll get to see and make grow and develop as people, not just a collection of stats in the guise of archetypes going through motions. That's where FF12 mostly and FF13 fully failed.

@Menchi:
What has Square done in recent history to even suggest that they still have an understanding of the importance of character story or especially game mechanics?

No, its only been about graphics from their presented POV. They've even outright lied about how the 360 version of the game looked. Repeatedly had advertising "mix-ups" between pics and video.
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this running on a single gtx 680.
http://www.dsogaming.com/ne...
Menchi  +   737d ago
Normally, I'd agree with you, but this is a tech demo, as in, they show you what their graphical engine can do, not what there story is going to be or what the a certain game would play like.
xtreampro  +   737d ago
Why are all your comments stupid?
Ddouble  +   736d ago
Why should they stop thinking about aesthetics. Isn't that one of things FF games are known for.

Why do you think people were hyped for Versus the moment they laid eyes on it in 2006? They didn't see the gameplay or know anything about the story back then. The anticipation hasn't changed and now that we've seen gameplay it makes the wait even more unbearable because it looked very good.

That is what FF games are all about, great graphics, story, characters, plot etc. They excel in all areas. One should not be compromised for the other.

It's fine to complain about the story and mechanics but what does that have to do with a tech demo? This is meant to show that next gen games will look the part.
Godmars290  +   736d ago
They should stop making it the central focus. They found a balance with FF4 thru FF6, but almost after that the scales started to tip the wrong way. My point is that out of story, characters, game and aesthetics one has severely compromised the others.

How the hell do you actively point out the worth of such yet still don't understand?
AsheXII  +   736d ago
Can we stop spouting sensationalist things that have nothing to do with the article in order to gather popularity as some sort of communist state?

This is a technical marvel, the article is about technical specifications. Why can't people be happy with the possibilities.
j-blaze  +   737d ago
looks amazing!
Yangus  +   737d ago
This visuals amazing.
I wait next-gen Final Fantasy.
Hellsvacancy  +   737d ago
Im still waiting for a current gen FF game
Spacemagic  +   737d ago
Turn based battles and sprites plz
I_am_Batman  +   737d ago
How about playing FF1-6? These games are still there you know.
PS4isKing_82  +   737d ago
If ps4 and 720 actually produce graphics close to this, I'm afraid wiiU will be dead once the industry sees they can achieve visuals of this level. I hope not since I love my wiiU but wow what a gap in power this will be between them. I'm both sad and excited for next gen now.
Chrono  +   737d ago
The reason Square didn't do well this gen is that they were not prepared properly for the HD transition. But they are already preparing for the next-gen now so that they don't fail again.
wishingW3L  +   737d ago
that's no excuse because they already have an engine and all they have done with it is FF13-1, 2 and 3... What they actually need is to form a better team and fire Toriyama for good.
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wishingW3L  +   737d ago
who gives a F* about graphics when these guys can't even make decent gameplay anymore?
Ddouble  +   736d ago
You must have missed Crisis Core, Dissidia and Type-0.
Not only do they play great, they also look great too.
Jac5al  +   737d ago
Looks great.
bayonetta  +   737d ago
Stunning
Gorbenshore  +   736d ago
Wow, simply amazing.
R6ex  +   736d ago
Gorgeous babe!

My PC is ready for this next-gen game ... bring it ON!
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LKHGFDSA  +   736d ago
looks pretty standard to me. I don't see what the fuss is about. it's just one character standing there, not moving whatsoever.
the close ups aren't that bad, but let's 'face' it, you'll never make use of that feature in a game.

I mean really, next gen? show me cloth physics and smooth realistic animations. maybe have individual fibers of clothes and hair strands move around in the wind without being pre-determined.
honestly this looks like a tech demo for last gen, "hey guys! look how her coat reflects light!".
landog  +   736d ago
so this is what it can look like on a pc with a badass i-7 and a gtx 680

what the heck is it going to look like on ps4? the ps4 and nextbox will be nowhere near as powerful as an i-7 and gtx 680 with 32gb ram (thats what this demo runs on)

ps4/nextbox won't even be half that powerful...so i don't get it

so what are they really trying to show, are they going into pc gaming all the way or what?

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