Square Enix are taking their infamous Closed Mega Theatre to this years Jump Festa which almost definitely means that any trailers, old or new, will be shown behind closed doors with no filming or photography allowed.
Square has taken an approach that is pure anti-gamer. They don't want to include us in the pre-release promotional process. Either: a) Square feels as though this is creating more hype for a good game, which it's not. or b) The game is a turd and they're embarrassed to show nothing but the same trailers, OR they're just showing tech demos most of the time to the media folks who actually care to cover-up the fact that FFXIII development is going slowly and poorly. And really want the media to step up on this one and tell it how it is. If the game is blowing chunks and Square is hiding behind closed-doors, please, let us know. This company is going down the tubes and it's sad because of what they've done in the past. But ever since they finished the merge, it's been a mess. Last-gen was okay, but inconsistent...this gen? Uh-boy. Star Ocean better deliver.
If the game is suppose to come out next year then why not show something to get people excited again. They know it's Japan's top game, but I think America and Europe are unimpressed as of now, because there is NOTHING to inspire us to look for to this game. SHOW US SOMETHING
--___-- there is something called, spreading false hope... which is excactly what Square Enix are doing now. i mean, don't get me wrong... if i were developer (which i'll be in a few years) i wouldn't show anything that's not ready for public eyes. either.. but i doubt that's what Square Enix are doing, the game has been in development since 2005... I seeeeeeeeriously cannot believe that they haven't come that far... i mean, W T F are you feeding your workers? 4 years into development and all they are showing are same trailers and stuff... i doubt they don't wanna "spoil" anything.. i mean, there are tons of ways which they can avoid spoiling the game... BUT just show us an ingame sequence... and we'll know of those 4 years were worth the wait or no... if they show ingame footage... it won't take 2 seconds before i know if this is worth it or not... 4 fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu**cking YEAAARS... and they haven't even showed us some gameplay...
...-___- I give up.
Game is officially now vapourware. It doesn't exist.
Sorry, no1's listening to ur 'jokes'. That's cos this is the open zone...Let me guess, you've been banned for ur PS3 fanboy comments
Your comment is the definition of hypocrisy die_fiend.
Hypocrisy: 1)The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness. 2)An act or instance of such falseness. Really? I don't believe I professed anything that I don't think is true or that I thought was false...Are you refering to 'ur PS3 fanboy comments?' If so, how is this hypocritical in the slightest? It's probably the reason he was banned...Care to elaborate on what you actually meant?
irony also... lol. Open Zone is funny...
Irony also? As well as...? Like I said, there was nothing hypocritical about what I said...ironic yes, but not also ironic, just ironic...But I don't count as listening. I'm a vapour
I was banned here for saying if the PS3 version of FFXIII was on two discs the 360 version would be on 40 discs showing how ridiculous the idea that the game will be bigger than 50GBs was. Most people would agree, that's a ridiculous thing to be sent to the open zone for. And I wasn't joking there, the game really doesn't exist.
I agree, that's ridiculous. Are you sure you're not playing it down completely? Y would the game be anywhere near over 50gb? And the game doesn't really exist? So what are the people in the Closed Theater actually watching at all these events? Cos they tell us they're seeing FF13
Lets me help you do the math....Let say FFXIII is on 2 disc on the PS3. 1 disc = 50gb 2 disc = 100gb now on the 360 1 disc = 9gb of uncompressed data 11 dics = 100gb of uncompressed data If true, the 360 version could be a maximum of 5 to 6 disc by compressing the data. so where do you get 40 disc from? Therefore, you were spreading FUD and got ban from the Gamer Zone my Sony loving fool.
The Re: Final Fantasy XIII DVD comes out this Saturday in Japan with new trailers for all three games.
By the eyes of fans. I'm willing to wager that those trailers are months, maybe a year old for the media folk.
That Square Enix is so stupid. Just a couple of years ago they were regarded as one of the best game developers and now all they get is hate. And its well deserved. Just what the hell they think they earn by showing CGI trailers to 'limited' audience? I am sick of waiting for some info about FF XIII or Versus.
The bigger they are, the harder they will fall.
First reaction: lol
:( I'm leaving FF behind now, sod it, there are many other high profile games coming with Developers happy to share their work with us, the paying customer, rather than media hob-nobs. I'll get excited again when they show some REALLY info/footage, because right now, it's... Ooooh new info next week :).... Closed door again :(.... it's beginning to grate.
i agree fishy
it SE, what would you expect....? Just hope that FFXIII is the game that we believe it to be....
it better be an epic 2 blu-ray disc experience if its taking them so freaking long since the last one.
Well i'm just afraid that the recent released (The Last Remnant) isn't doing well, i say let's keep our finger cross the Square we know is no longer the one we adore back than.
SE are only hurting the overall appeal of the game by announcing private trailers. Sort of how the delays for Home hurt its appeal. Either show the trailers to the public or don't make a stupid announcement about private ones.. The JPRG market is already hurting as it is and this is not helping FFXIII.
pffft, fvck you square.... it's like this company WANTS to go bust i am still buying FF13 because of my zeal to the franchise.... but any more sh!t from Square and im buying the game on eBay....
They're probably keeping it quiet cos they know how much more impact it will have if people's experiences are all completely untainted by loads of gameplay and trailers and the like. Sure I'd love to see lots of videos etc but if the game turns out to be as great as it can be and no1 knows anything about it, it will be so much better when we actually get to play it
Wow. Square... how stupid can you get?
They'll find something more stupid to do Here's an example: "we've been working exclusively for 360 the whole time. FFXIII is a pure 360 exclusively globally. If you fans don't want to buy an XBOX, that's your problem. Now, you're gonna have to to play our game!" That would be fun. They've already done that to us Star Ocean fans (yes, I bought a 360 for THAT game) :/
F**k you Square Enix
Happy Failday Square Enix.
How typically SE ... Private trailer == they don't dare to release it to the public, maybe cause it wouldn't stand up under close scrutiny ...
This is an argument of advertisement hype vs. actual reception. SE, though really stupid lately, are operating under the idea that the expectations built by hype always crush a game in the end. And it's the truth. The sad fact is that advertising a game through gameplay videos and trailers is a double-edged sword. You get the game out there to generate interest, but if what you show doesn't live up to expectations when the game actually comes out, you get hammered in the arena of public opinion. There's also the fact that gaming media are busy bodies and report everything, even if it was intended to be a miniscule thing. See, if SE announced IN JAPAN that there was going to be a closed mega theater for trailers and the like, they can't be held responsible for the gaming media telling the world about it, and consequently pissing off countries of people who wouldn't have the chance to see it anyway. I'm not saying that SE aren't one of the biggest idiots this gen though, 'cause they are wearing the dunce cap to prove it.
I'm officially turned off on FF. Thank you SE. smh
next: you have to pay for each frame shown on streeet to play it
F#CK them,stupid devs,
Quite the reaction I figured would be said here. I do agree, its a shame SE is holding so much back. If it is what everyone was hoping for, day one we saw the trailer. Then teased @ E3.. ouch. Seems like there's too much secrecy, maybe they are keeping it quiet for a reason. Not sure what happened to SE the past few years. But this doesn't seem like a good sign.
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