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GamePro Preview: Final Fantasy XIII plus Video

Ridiculous superstition be damned. Square Enix is moving ahead with the thirteenth installment of the role-playing juggernaut Final Fantasy series.

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sumfood4u3795d ago

FFXIII FTW! All I can say is Pure Mondo Kewlness!

pwnmaster30003795d ago

juuken
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sumfood4u

all u get bubble

and sumfood4 thanks again for the list of tribecalledquest

u the man sumfood4u

hack64643795d ago

FF baby, this game alone justifies a ps3 purchase.

thesummerofgeorge3795d ago

Final Fantasy is among others, the number 1 reason I buy a new Playstation everytime. Looks incredible... The only thing I'm not sure of is (sorry if it sounds sexist) the female protagonist. As a male it might be harder to relate to a female character. But it's way too early to know anything, who knows what characters you'll play through out the game. Super stoked for this game, and unlike too many next gen games, you know this one won't be beat in one weekend.

ThatArtGuy3795d ago

Um, you don't relate to Samus Aran, Lara Croft, or any of the women from Resident Evil?

Can't be that hard.

thesummerofgeorge3794d ago

It's an opinion, not something you can argue with me about. And no I don't relate to lara croft. It was merely a point, sometimes in games like final fantasy if you can't relate to the character or feel where they're coming from it can make the experience less enjoyable (not necessarily saying that's the case here)... That's MY opinion, not yours.

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Silogon3795d ago

Meh, it's alright I suppose but I still don't like the Si-fish theme to it. I like the look and feel of part 9 and will always hold it as the best of the series in my opinion. I would love it if Square ever went back to that style on the ps3.

muddygamesite3795d ago

ok. lets send them an email and tell them to stop making 13, start from scratch and make it look like the previous ones.

eagle213795d ago

Do you know that every game is NOT for YOU. FF 9 is over. They will never go backwards unless it's a spin off. Just go buy something else when the world is playing Final Fantasy XIII. :)

chanto233795d ago

Who the fvck are you kid????!!!! you keep talking sh1t every time something good comes up on the PS3...get your stupid ass comments to the open zone or even better get the fvck out of the PS3 threads. You are the worst kind of fanboy...the ones that don't admit it...go play your 360 or wii if you even know how to play at all...

hack64643795d ago

*cough* TROLL *cough* GO BACK TO THE OPEN ZONE KID *cough* Sorry bout that almost choked on my own spit.

juuken3795d ago

I hate to say this but...you're annoying.

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Rick Astley3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

Nice wishlist but I don't care for online play. Focus on the single player experience. XIII is shaping up to be the best in the series and it's being developed by the teams that made VII and X. =)

Silogon3795d ago

I hope they don't tack on online play to this thing. That's going to signify the end of RPGs as we know them. Why even have one anymore, they'll just become MMO's now. Lame.

Rick Astley3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

I agree. They're working on another MMO so I say leave the online play for the MMO, XIII doesn't need it. Besides, I don't like MMO's.

fenderputty3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

online play wouldn't necessarily make it and MMO though. When I think MMO, I think massive time sink in order to gain one level. I see the need for a party to do missions and gain good XP. Adding an online component to your average single player RPG could be something totally different.

Here's what got me though, have I missed something,

"Unreal Technology (Square Enix has licensed the Unreal engine) to complement the game's beautiful graphics."

I thought they were using an engine built from the ground up? By the way ... I know it's a wish list.

INehalemEXI3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

That MMO is not an FF title though. If said MMO was a new FFMMO I would agree. I want some FF online. You can tell that FF13 will be the MGS4 of its genre. Its SE's pride and joy right now. Versus looks to be great. Online will help with the withdraws after beating FF13, and entertain till Versus releases.

I believe...

FF13 and Versus use Crystal Tools Engine.
Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery use Unreal Engine 3.

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ianp6223795d ago

Usually previews have some kind of information about the game that is being previewed. This doesn't. As mentioned above, it's a wish list.

SUP3R3795d ago

Exactly!
This isn't a preview at all and shouldn't be labeled as one including the 'plus video' at the end cuz it's the same old video from earlier this year.
This really pissed me off.
Previews should have NEW hands-on information.
Bunch of BS this story is.

Harry1903795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

I'm not too hot with the way it's going. I don't want it to turn into an action-rpg. And WTH Gamepro,no hands-on and still a preview?

And what do I care about online play and support.This seems so odd. Is this really FF?
Squaresoft is dead,long live Square Enix.
Don't mess around with the game please.

Rick Astley3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

I wanted it to be an action RPG but it is turn-based. It'll be the most fast paced turn-based combat system ever made for a Final Fantasy game and from I hear it will look very cinematic. Think Advent Children. I'm not really sure what to expect but we'll understand how it works when they FINALLY decide to show it. The series needs to evolve and I personally loved Final Fantasy XII for the changes they made. Some people hated the gambit system but I loved it.

Edit: I'm not rick rolling anybody right now. Final Fantasy XIII will have a very fast paced ATB battle system. Do you guys visit finalfantasyxiii.net at all? http://www.finalfantasyxiii...

Condoleezza Rice3795d ago

At this point,I find myself more interested in White Knight Chronicles and Team ICOs upcoming game more so than FF13,this can all change though with a new video or two from Square.

Harry1903795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

Rick-Roll me?

Edit:(I was trying to make a joke,nevermind)

INehalemEXI3795d ago (Edited 3795d ago )

I remember reading somewhere that FF13's Battle system is similar to FF12's and FF13 Versus is action rpg.

Poirot93795d ago

I totally agree with you about 12 being pretty good and about the series need to evolve. I am a absolutely DIEHARD final fantasy fan, but I must admit that the new non-turn based combat system featured in 12, though radically different from previous iterations, was a marked improvement. I think one of the main reasons that 12 will go down as one of the more mediocre final fantasies (so still pretty awesome) is the story and, more specifically, the characters. The voice acting was average at best and, aside from Balthier, there really weren't any overly likeable characters. Still, the gambit system and the ability to see your enemies before engaging them (even the giant bosses) was an interesting and welcome improvement. At least that's my two cents.

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