Why a long-time Final Fantasy fan has vowed not to return to the series.
I guess the author of this is going to miss out
Argree, FF15 looks awesome and I am really enjoying FF14 Realm Reborn! Although in my case FF13-1 was my final final fantasy 13 =p
I want FF 15 to be a much more improved gameplay style from Kingdom Hearts 2, but then I want Kingdom Hearts 3 to be a much improved gameplay from FF 15. Just imagine, it would be so much fun! I actually got very interested on the story from FF 13, but they completely ruined it with FF13-2 and destroyed it with FF13-3. Worst trilogy ever! All the potential that it had, and it was obvious the writers didn't have any idea how to continue the story, which makes it obvious that it wasn't planned as a trilogy in the first place.
glad to hear I did not miss out on anything by skipping 13-2 and 13-3. Even if they were awesome I would have never bought them after 13-1.
I don't know too much about Lightning Returns, but I'd have to disagree completely about XIII-2. I returned to it and Platinum'd it a few months ago to find out that it is really an excellent JRPG! Not only did it improve on the flaws of XIII in almost every way, but it streamlined the combat system and, if it was even possible, made it more fun. Take it with a grain of salt, but I'm a sucker for a good time travel story.
his loss.1 not so great entry and hes gonna miss out on every next entry. though im pretty sure the authors gonna be playin xv when its comes out ,rnow hes only looking for hits from haters and defeners
He is missing out on 14 right now. And I will definitely giv them a chance on 15. I mean c'mon, they must get the hint by now.
I hated FFXIII, but I'm enjoying XIV right now, and I'm excited for XV. One bad bit doesn't mean the rest are spoiled. Usually when a company has a bad go, they make up for it the next time. They know they have a lot to lose.
Couldnt stomach FF13. Storyline is hilarious full of inconsistent BS. FF14RR hooked me though minus the stupid randoms as party healers.
There's never any reason to swear off a franchise, unless for some reason you're boycotting them. I mean, if they make a game that turns out to be absolutely great, literally THE best game of the year or in recent years, what is he going to say? "Sorry, nope. They made a bad game before, not going to bother getting this great one."
Final Fantasy XIII wasn't an bad game by any mean. It wasn't a good final fantasy game.
Final Fantasy hasn't really lost it's touch like some people think, It really just any Final Fantasy directed by Motomu Toriyama. X-2, XIII trilogy, etc. You go play FF14:ARR or FF Type-0 and tell me FF's a hopeless case. Or just look at how amazing XV is turning out. Toriyama's bizare ideas has and remains the problem for the FF franchise.
Or lack of
13-2 was my "Final" Fantasy, because after that, they've gone all-out action, and I don't expect them to come back to turn-based. It was bad enough that 13 and 13-2 only let you control one character at a time...
My guess is that they decided on more action with FF 13-3 because of FF XV, maybe so that people start getting used to it. However, the game was supposed to be one part of three games, so being an ARPG wouldn't have matter that much. Now that it's a full numbered title, is understandable that people is skeptic, but I trust that the game is going to PLAY great!. I just hope that the story is as good.
I'm actually happy that with each iteration of FF they did some significant change with the gameplay, unlike some annual games that provide almost no change at all to their gameplay.. not all of those changes are great I admit, but still, gotta love how they dared to experiment with a popular franchise
That is true but i think most fans i see on the comments including me just want the traditional turn based controls back. Don't get me wrong i look at 15 and that kingdom heartsy vibe has me buzzing to smash iron giants in the face but i feel when they go to artsy with the combat it has detrimental effects on the story and exploration-al thus not content staying true to previous iterations, this could be due to wasted resources which is evident with the 13 saga. That's just my opinion.
Change the gameplay. Yes. DON'T CHANGE THE GENRE! Final Fantasy 1-10 all changed the gameplay, but remained in the turn-based genre.
I enjoyed them all from the SNES up until now except the MMO's,some memorable then others though some may not agree but FF-X & FF-XIII are my favorites,FF-XIII-2 is my least fav of all FF games,I'm playing LR:FF-XIII & it's not bad at all also playing the FF-X & X-2 HD,can't wait for FF-XV it looks amazing especially the battle system.I love the FF franchise & as long as they're not MMO's I will always buy to show my support whenever a new one drops.
13 was a huge disappointment for me, it left such a bad taste I didn't even bother trying out 13-2, even hearing it was more open I'm sorry but that paradigm battle system was just awful imo. Not gonna say it was my final final fantasy though, really liking the look of 15 even if it is more action focused, kingdom hearts says hello
Nice try Capcom.
Final fantasy was fun on the snes, ps1, and ps2 days after that it's been a joke.
Agree. Totally agreed.
7 and 9 are my top 2
Final fantasy 13 was so bad cause it was so different, yet cod is bashed every year for being 'the same' lol, heres why if cod is the same every year and madden, it is like its said, "if a game is changed to much, people will complain, if its to much the same; people will yet complain" so that's where lots of developers get stuck yet the real root of it all is haters of said franchises that are successful confusing developers the actual fanbase of each specific said franchise probably couldn't care less about a game being different or the same, they just want a sequel with different stuff, but fake fans of games come in and act as fans bashing franchises like cod and final fantasy and to make themselves look right they'll bash me together and disagree with me and thus that will make them look right; and that is the state of why the internet cod and final fantasy haters is where its at picking and choosing which games you as a collective minority don't like cause it is taking all the attention from your favorite game franchise and your population on multiplayer is less than you want it or not the most so you bash the game with the highest numbers. Its natural as humans to hate success, that's why you game haters and pc fanboys try to sway people with words hard as you can cause nothing you can show people can prove what you say to make people like your favorite over our favorite, its just classic assimilation tactics.
@Gamingtruth I agree 100% with your thinking. The loudest heard are always the critics. But the franchises that are successful will always have their silent fans that will buy something entertaining to them. But bro, you gotta learn to add periods to your text and break off your thoughts in paragraphs. It was very hard to make sense of what you're trying to say.
Its stupid to vow something like that
then good luck .. action with switching members in the battle ( free control ) , open world , promising story , promising Gameplay , awesome team behind it .. yeah that FF XV .. yeah and i am crazy exited about it !! THERE IS NO ( FINAL ) FINAL FANTASY FOR ME, cause it always refreshing and new experience .
Personally i enjoyed final fantasy xiii for what it was, though it's nowhere near the level of final fantasy games like IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX or X. Hell XII is a better game than XIII
FF12 had great gameplay, what sucked was that you played as the sidekick to these characters who had some very interesting story lines. The gambit system combined with open maps made FF12 very enjoyable to explore and to engage in combat. I don't need turn based combat to enjoy a FF game, but I do at least need to do more than just keep tapping "X" to win. SE needs to quit trying to appeal to western gamers and just focus on making a true FF game, because Western gamers actually like Eastern games when we can get them translated. I'm 50/50 on FF15 mostly due to all the delays and the FF13 trilogy crap. If FF15 shows itself to remain true to what was shown back in 2008 then I'll be all in, otherwise FF12 might be the last FF game in my gaming library.
Or the author could just wait for reviews and make an informed decision when future FF titles come out. Why out right stop, just to make a statement. I personally didn't enjoy FF13 but I am not going to stop because of a few bad ones.
Main Problem Final Fantasy XIII is Motomu Toriyama
FFXIII sucked big time FFXV on the other hand has the makings of a true masterpiece.
I might be in the minority here when I say ATB system bores me to death now. Maybe its because I've played the heck out of these jrpg's growing up or maybe I'm more used to the faster paced actions of the FPS genre. But whatever the case, the ATB system is no longer something I want to play with anymore. FFXV so far looks like it has an action oriented battle system with I am very excited about. Hopefully it will have a cultivating storyline of past epic final fantasies instead of what crap XIII gave us.
"Why XIII Was My ‘Final’ Final Fantasy" Because you are acting stupid ? If you are an old' FF fan then you already know that each differs from the other . I strongly dislike FF VIII , i only like its soundtrack , but what would have been the point of me pouting and boycotting the rest of the serie , and missing out on IX-XII wich i enjoyed ?
I agree. I too also wasn't keen on FFVIII, but loved IX and X. I didn't like XII, but that didn't stop me from buying, and enjoying, FFXIII. For as long as FF continues to be made then I will buy the games and judge for myself. EDIT: Admittedly I didn't buy LR, I watched the ending on youtube.
The last Final Fantasy I really enjoyed, was 10, because it was the last Final Fantasy made as a Final Fantasy. Everything after it has tried to be something else, and I've lost interest.
After the extended tutorial opening I actually really like final fantasy 13. It was just good enough to keep going for the first 10 hours or so then starting getting better. 20 or so hours in the game is excellent . So it's not the best in the series but I think it's still one of the best RPGs on ps3.
"still one of the best RPGs on ps3." ^ Not saying much. Not just for PS3. The entire gen was an RPG wasteland.
FF:IX was my last
Until Final Fantasy goes back to its roots I will not buy another one. As far as I'm concerned, everything after FFX has been trash.
Exactly how I feel I'm with u on that after FFX the series become garbage... I'm not very optimistic about FFXV & the full action battle system were u control just 1 char yet again...
I'm fine with the XIII series as a whole it was just different but,I still enjoyed it a lot. The only one I have a problem with is XII I stopped playing cause I was just not a fan of that style of combat. If the author wants more turn based combat from SE Bravely Default is the answer.
Handheld games are NOT replacements for AAA console games.
The things he complained about XIII are the same things I complained about XII. It just wasn't Final Fantasy anymore. In fact, since XI Final Fantasy isn't Final Fantasy anymore. I played I~XIV (and IV The After Years and X-2), but I don't plan to buy XIII-3, and I'll only buy XV if I buy a PS4 for another reason and I decide to give XV a try.
not a bad game but FXIII (all) has the worst battle system in the series
FFXHD remake was my last FF game for PS3. There are fans of FF13 sorry but I'm not one of them it wasn't my favourite title. As for FF15 I'm stoked to see what that title is going to be like.
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