At the onset of Final Fantasy XII, gamers could not help but feel a strong sense of deja vu, as the Square-Enix-developed JRPG held a great deal of similarities with the famous series of science fiction films.
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Some of the other FF games have direct comparisons as well, like FFIV. Sakaguchi is an avid star wars fan and Kitase is apparently an even bigger fan than him.
This was done in an issue of OP2M years ago.
Before star wars there was nothing, after star wars there were only copy cats/ sarcasm. Lucas is an avid Kurosawa fan.
And even before that most of the themes are staples of myths , legends , and heroic fantasy books
Its a well know fact however that the FF devs love Star Wars. Red XIII in FFVII was named that because of the Red Squadron X Wings in Star Wars. Not to mention the characters of AVALANCHE were also named after SW characters like Wedge and Biggs
did about 2/3 then got bored...but that doesn't mean it wasnt a good game i know compared to OTHER ff's, for FF fans FFXII was bad, but to me, a non FF franchise fan, it was actually enjoyable =) i liked the smooth battle system and the story was pretty cool! but...it didn't grasp me =( i'm no JRPG fan so, yeah still, this game is too under appreciated I wish it hadn't been called Final Fantasy but something else, just so it would get more possitive recognition
It may have gotten a more positive recognition, but it would have had worse sales. FFXII was great in my opinion because of the quick battle system. I just hated how you learned new abilities in the game. The sphere grid was awesome and having to switch to this new boring system sucked.
Actually Bjornbear, personally I would say I'm an avid fan of the FF series, and for me FFXII was a breath of fresh air. I was not much a fan of FFX for a handful of reasons, namely the "linear" feeling of progression though the game and somewhat of a lack of free-roaming exploration. I was a huge fan of just about every game prior to FFX though. I played FFXI online for a while as well, but the entire online setup with S-E really even now still needs a LOT of reworking. So for me, it felt like there was a long break between FF games. When FFXII came out, I felt it was like an offline MMO, but rich in details. Things like the gambit system, free-flowing battles, and the epic bosses/creatures are what really made the game unique and memorable to me. While there were certain things that I believe they could have improved upon (namely parts in the story and building more connection to your characters), I think from a gameplay perspective, it was an awesome change that took a new look on what the FF series could be like. That's just my opinion though. On topic, other people have mentioned it, but yes, many of the folks lending their hands in the FF series over the years have been Star Wars fans, and characters like Biggs and Wedge appear in multiple games.
Well i'm a FF fans , at least a definitive fan of 1-6 ... ok 7 too (just didnt find it as awesome as often claimed , outside of ites groundbreaking realisation back then) , dislike FFVIII for many reasons , really njoyed FFIX despite it's flaws , enjoyed FFX and XI ... FFX-2 simply doesnt exist , and i found FFXII excellent though flawed .
Im trying to finish this game now on my PS3. I just felt like taking a break from all the shooter i have been playing. Im about 50 hours in and I am loving the story so far. I want to beat it before FF XIII comes out. Yes there are a few similarities to Star Wars but Star Wars also borrows from other stories so I don't have a problem with it.
This isn't really fair seeing how every RPG ever made has something from Star Wars.
there is one major difference. luke skywalker actually becomes the central figure in star wars. at no point does vaan ever really matter to the story, in fact you have to wonder why the rest of the party still let him hang around.
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