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Final Fantasy XIII Dispels Negativity

Final Fantasy Union writes, "With it's release in Japan set for December 17th, and few events between now and then, Tokyo Game Show 2009 was really the last big event Square Enix had to showcase Final Fantasy XIII. With one of the longest development times in Final Fantasy's history, Square Enix promising to revolutionize the RPG genre with the game, and so many mounting doubts about the game, Final Fantasy XIII had a lot to prove at the event. Gaming Union got some hands-on time with the game at TGS 2009, and it's time to compare and contrast to see if player concerns were really met by Square Enix."

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mephman2945d ago

After seeing the TGS 2009 trailer, I am really excited for this game!

Natsu X FairyTail2945d ago

Indeed. I shall be buying this.

People were talking about this being Downgraded and bla bla

Just got owned.

Kyll2945d ago

Same, I can't wait for the game. THe TGS demo looked sick too.

Blaze9292945d ago

This has always been a day 1 purchase for me. Ironically, all the negativity was only coming from upset PS3 fans. The exact reason, I think we all know. Sure it was probably downgraded (even if, it still looks great!)...but I think we know the real reason....

SnuggleBandit2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

no blaze, I don't know the "real" reason (unless you mean microsoft)

We had proof...the demo that was released like a friggin year ago...the game looks no better than that!

In the end though i don't really care cause i'm still buying it day one, but its hard not to see that this game has been gimped (content and graphics)

Vivi2945d ago

So glad that I'm not one of those pathetic people who despise this because of console loyalty.

I have and always will be loyal to good games and not a machine.

Makes you wonder what the crying fanboys are like in real life if this is how they act against a video game....

Immortal Kaim2945d ago

Good point. I can safely assume that the whining fanboys on N4G don't actually have a real life, hence their unequivocal loyalty to a piece of plastic. :)

AridSpider2945d ago

Ha...whatever helps you sleep at night buddy....just keep telling yourself that.

@Vivi, I think that's what Blaze was "trying" to infer.

...and z-hayden looks like one of those people you're talking about Vivi. *sigh*

Yarite2945d ago

Everything we have seen recently looks better then the PS3 demo.

First sites reported at how the character models were 'downgraded'. A few sites reported at how the downgrade article was comparing a 2008 build of the game to PC render models that were never released as in-game images.

Those articles were ignored because cryboys needed something to complain about.

Then the TGS trailer showed us how the character models looked better then any image seen previously and the trailer further debunked the few downgrade rumors that were left.

That was also ignored by people since they needed more stuff to cry about.

Then content became an issue even tho the devs confirmed the game would ship on 4 dvd9's and it would be compressed for the 360 so that would mean it's a huge game considering most 360 games are on 1 dvd9.

Of course people decided to ignore the fact that the older FF games shipped on 3 or 4 discs and content wise they were absolutely fine.

Grimm102945d ago

Yeah I noticed how all the locations, cutscenes, CGI and enemy models from the old trailers that released before the game went multi have been in the final game which is a good thing.

It seems like the game going multiplat didn't affect the devs vision which was my main worry at first.

All is well.

Noctis Aftermath2945d ago

The reason why people are upset is because by making it multiplat they take out options which would make the game better(Making full use of a HDD in every console and full use of Bluray and the cell chip), it will be a good game and i never doubted that, the problem is the game will be held back so that it isn't superior on one platform over the other.

Myself as a PS3 owner and long time FF series fan am disappointed, not in it being available to more people i want it to be available to more people, but i am disappointed that it won't be able to be as good a FF game as i had hoped when it was exclusive.

Feel free to flame my opinion, i will be buying this next year and i'm sure it will be good even though it is multiplat.

Cold 20002945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

Day one buy for me.

Dont care what bitter N4G fanboys say.

By the way has anyone noticed that Tekken 6 is actually getting pretty good reviews so far (IGN and Famitsu) though ALL the fanboys (you know which ones) were praying and secretly hoping it was going to suck (you know why).

Anyway FF13 looks damn good in all aspects...except for the story which Im still skeptical about but I'll just wait and see...

bnaked2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

I saw the FF13 and FF14 trailer, and imho, FF14 is looking much better.. I wonder why.. ... ... ...

edit: FF13 will be an impressive game, but in terms of grafics it's not better as Resident Evil 5 or whatever..

Cold 20002945d ago

I prefer FF14's look because its more fantasy-like while FF13 is very sci-fi. But if you're talking about graphics well then you're just spewing pure crap or you actually havent seen the trailers...

Not surprised though, cuz its just like when FF13 went multiplat ALL OF A SUDDEN all PS3 diehards were saying how way better FF13 Versus is and how more exciting it looks and how so much more mature it is bla bla bla when in fact they almost didnt give a damn about it when FF13 was still multiplat.

DaTruth2945d ago

I had no interest in this game until I saw the TGS trailer. I don't know exactly what it was,(possibly the fleshed out personality of the characters) but I watched that video 3 times consecutively. I haven't been an RPG fan for 20 years,(last time I played FF was when there was no number on the end) but I've been playing Demon's Souls more than Uncharted 2 and this game looked really appealing.

And to everyone up there; Since PS3 exclusives have been proven better quality wise than multiplats, of course people will be worried when this goes multi, it is just natural. Given the choice, why would anyone choose less???

DaTruth2945d ago

You're right! You've been a bitter N4G fanboy since you first came to this site, and from before when you were The Mart; And I've never cared what you've said. I have not seen one person on N4G say they weren't getting this game anymore because it went multi, and I've never heard anyone suggest that others shouldn't.

The way you guys engineer things that nobody even said is becoming ridiculous. Fanboys don't need any of your made up stuff, they say enough stupid things as it is!

SnuggleBandit2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

@youall above

i too am loyal to good games...not consoles. The reasons i won't buy a 360 are the failure rate, and online fees. If the 360 had no failure rate, and no online fees, i would pick one up in a second. There are a bunch of good games on the 360, but for those two reasons i won't get one (at least for a while). I don't see how you can call me a fanboy when i admit stuff like that.

And what i said was a valid argument...why say i'm delusional in real life?? why can't you just provide a counter argument?? Instead you feel its necessary to call me a loser?? haha

you guys are the ones that take video games too seriously, not me, nothing in the video game world will never make me lose sleep.

Shang-Long2945d ago

ok everyones down play ....well some ppl have down played FF13 since its multi..but everyting i think we've seen has been ps3 ..if im wrong then i'll shut up lol,

TotalPS3Fanboy2945d ago

but I'll still buy it anyway. After, how else am I going to get my FF fix? Luckily, FF13 Versus will not be downgraded. FF13 will keep me satisfy until the real Final Fantasy comes out: FF13 Versus.

sikbeta2945d ago

"People were talking about this being Downgraded and bla bla"

Let see when FFv13 come out

shinigambi2945d ago

Right now, I could care less. I want to play this game.
Play games, not consoles.

rockleex2944d ago

Chocobo breeding and Chocobo racing.

Card games.

FF7 PS3 tech demo from a few years ago? :P

FarEastOrient2943d ago

I talk about the game being downgraded all the time, even though that didn't stop me from buying it. I still have 3 copies of Final Fantasy XIII coming to me and will play through all three of them and the 1st being the Japanese PS3, than English PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. This is going to be a three way comparison to me since not only is PS3 vs X360, but also English PS3 vs Japanese PS3 versions.

Oh God please keep the English version 1080P also, I've seen Final Fantasy XIII in 1080P and it looks so much better than the 720P trailers they've used for the western trade shows (E3 and GamesCon).

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reintype2945d ago

I for one am not going to buy this game day 1, and no, it is not because this game went multi-plat.

I'm a huge RPG fan (specially JRPGs), but the last FF game I enjoyed was FFX. For some reason this one is giving me FFX-2 vibe, and that' not a good thing.

And based from the videos I've seen, I'm not impressed by the battle system. I thought we were going to get a cross between FFXII mixed with ADVENT CHILDREN. The fact that you have to go to a battle screen is extremely lame in this day and age. What's even more annoying, even when you attack someone with their backs turned, they materialize on the battle screen, ready and waiting for you (WTF?). I know it's a demo video, but demos are supposed to sell the game to consumers, this one's not working.

Besides that, I want to know how many hours of playtime, side quests, number of cities/dungeons etc. or will there be card collections (FF8,FF9), Chocobo Racing, Blitzball or other minigames? Before I begin to even think of buying this game.

FiftyFourPointTwo2945d ago

You know what else is disappointing? SE is considering releasing DLCs. Before the 360 version was announced, they said that FFXIII is going to be a complete game, that there will be no DLCs at all. And knowing SE, we all know its not going to be free.

Noct2945d ago

This is made by the FFVII & FFX team so for that reason I know it will be quality. XII was made by the FF tactics team.

The devs said at release the game will include the full story and everything they have been working on for all these years.

God of War III talked about DLC this week and thats releasing in march....

Uncharted 2 DLC was talked about before the game released.

Heck the Heavy Rain devs said they would like to add more STORY scenarios via DLC...

But please go ahead and cry MOAR!!

Yarite2945d ago

"The fact that you have to go to a battle screen is extremely lame in this day and age."

The transition is a second long and I would much rather have that then FFXII where it felt like you were playing an MMO.

Battle transitions make it feel like your playing a Final Fantasy. I guess you also hate it that this FF is bringing back victory poses and the exp and item menu after each battle?

Sucks for you.

Gabe EatsWell2945d ago

Seems like you didn't get Fifty's point. Sure it will be quality. If it was kept a PS3 exclusive, there will be no DLCs because of Blu-ray. It would have been the complete game that SE promised years ago. But thanks to the failbox DVD storage limitations, we now have a bunch of priced DLCs coming our way. It's SE, you know its going to be priced.

SpoonyRedMage2945d ago

The DLC for The Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery were free, as was the recently released DLC for Order of War(but that's on the PC, so it's expected).

Noct2945d ago

^^ If the DLC was complete at release and actually held back from full game then I would be complaining. Until you provide me proof that it is then I dont have an issue.

My guess is whenever they do release DLC it won't be until months after the English release and thats around 5-7 months AFTER the Japanese release.

Considering the game will probably go in to print in Japan shortly that gives the devs from November (or before since I'm sure theres not much left to do) until June-September time to make it.

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sirbigam2945d ago

We will never know weather it was downgraded or not, if so we won't even know by how much, thats why I'm rootin for verses.

Kyll2945d ago

yeah, I mean, everyone's still going to be at least generally wowed by the game. It's not like it was downgraded so much that it's noticeable in videos.

SpoonyRedMage2945d ago

If Versus doesn't look better it means they messed up bad style. Versus shall look better for three reasons(regardless of platform):

1)Advancements will be made to the Crystal Tools engine between XIII and Versus' release.

2)The Versus developers are already experienced with the engine due to work on FFXIII.

3)The game is being directed by an artist, more emphasis will be put on visuals. It's already obvious that Versus is much more stylised than XIII.

ZombieAutopsy2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

You're partly right but both games are being made right now, yea they are way further on FF13 but its not like they are gonna be that much more familiar with the tools then they are right now. I do agree though that they will focus more on graphics for Versus because of the people working on it.

life doomer2945d ago

Call me a Skeptic
I for one am not going to buy this game day 1, and no, it is not because this game went multi-plat.

I'm a huge RPG fan (specially JRPGs), but the last FF game I enjoyed was FFX. For some reason this one is giving me FFX-2 vibe, and that' not a good thing.

And based from the videos I've seen, I'm not impressed by the battle system. I thought we were going to get a cross between FFXII mixed with ADVENT CHILDREN. The fact that you have to go to a battle screen is extremely lame in this day and age. What's even more annoying, even when you attack someone with their backs turned, they materialize on the battle screen, ready and waiting for you (WTF?). I know it's a demo video, but demos are supposed to sell the game to consumers, this one's not working.

Besides that, I want to know how many hours of playtime, side quests, number of cities/dungeons etc. or will there be card collections (FF8,FF9), Chocobo Racing, Blitzball or other minigames? Before I begin to even think of buying this game.

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