1UP: "The news is sad indeed for PS3 fanboys over there, but even the rest of have something to be a little distraught about: The dev team was apparently planning extensive downloadable content for FFXIII, but it all got cut."
Square hates it's fans. Why would you not offer DLC for a game that sold what, 6 million copies? Even on a business side it would work out great. It's like they refuse to give the fans what they want.
Square has a terrible production pipeline. I would imagine that if S-E did DLC, the wait for Versus XIII would increase by a year.
But that shows how inadequate their management is. The soul purpose of management is to manage, if there is a production issue it is their job to figure out solution not shimmy around the problems. That company has become so sad I feel bad for all the wasted talent they have. They could have done so much this generation but they have completely blown it.
Fans of the actual series who own a PS3 or 360 outside of Japan? The author is a douche. And a moron.
the ps3 version back 50 percent cut and there was no towns and no npc shops were all taken out of the game the game was gimped to me ff13 failed to live up to its hype from the 06 trailor everything the graphics were also downgraded shame square
The PS3 version of FF13 was the superior version, it had nothing to do with the 360, if they wanted to add all that stuff in the PS3 version they could have, but they didn't. By your logic the 360 held back the PS3 version of Mafia 2 which is why the grass and various shadow textures were cut from the game then right? Its up to the developers on how much they want to implement in each version of the game, if they wanted to add all that stuff they could have easily done it and just made the 360 version have more discs. Don't blame the PS3 or the 360 for the laziness of the developers.
Here's the problem within your comparison: If you're talking about developer competency, then you are correct. Unfortunately, this is a case of a developer "hijack". FFXIII was immediately COMPROMISED the moment Nomura "left" the project regardless whether 360 is or not involved in the matter. With that being said, I do not find it a coincidence when Nomura dropped the project as soon as FFXIII was discovered to be multiplat. Here are a few "key" points why: 1. Nomura stated that it was NEVER about the graphics but rather the amount of movement and space that was needed and he was very explicit that the PS3 was the only console machine to achieve it. 2. He wanted to implement a new fighting system that would replicate the battle's in Advent Children (You can view this sample in the FFXIII 2007 trailer). The idea was to make battle "seemless" with the gameplay and now he's bringing it back to FFv13 now that he took "over" the project. 3. Points 1 & 2 NEVER made it to FFXIII. Why is that? The answer: Nomura. No amount of graphics can change that. Before I close the subject, you assume that the "superior" version was nothing more than a graphical difference rather than a "design" choice. EVERY Final Fantasy fan has the right to be pissed when the game wasn't designed the way it's supposed to be and we're really beginning to fear for the upcoming FFv13 as well. And even if your "multi-disc" solution is proposed, this is something developers are very very reluctant to do as there ARE royalty costs per disc. It is quite sad, one of the many great games that could've lived up with it's potential simply because people like you justify it by claiming the game was merely comprised by graphics leaving the real story out to dwindle in the dust. -End statement
No its more like the ps3 held back the game itself as square is having trouble with the ps3 hence the delays on VS. and no demo at tgs plus the ddelay of the mmmo. If sonys system did not have to use the harddrive to play 90% of there games thanks to the slow gimpy bluray drive then this would be a non issue. If you dont believe me ask the devs as I work in the industry and talk to the studios about once a week and this is common knowledge but the ps3 is more powerfull in spots but it has alot of limitations to this power and thats the issue with any games that are not linear in development. i know many will disagree and if you do disagree then its more then likley you are like 90% of the ngn community and worship Sony and will not allow anyone to say something that could harm them even its 100% blantant obvious truth like this statment.
you come off as a guy who only wants to hate on one side of the fence. is there a reason why you come off like that? i cant seem to find any posts that would clarify that perception in any other way then what is being seen obv. thru your posts.
reading your comment history is funny. no one believes a word you say and there is good reason for it. your post are clearly fanboyish hell 1/2 of them were deleted. theres better things to do then pretend you know something that just so happens to go so perfectly inline with your opinion on the console war lol. what a joke. i work in the industry i talk to SE all the time i bet you talk to valve all the time and who else? do you talk to Naughty dog or anyone on the other side of the fence that doesn't support your one sided view. lol you make me laugh out loud at my desk reading some of the drivel you type and then try and pass off as a industry insider lol.
square are waiting from ms and ther check book on VS
Honestly, who gives a shit? There's nothing to be upset about here. It's been out on 360 here for a while, and I'm pretty sure that most people who post on these boards don't live in Japan soo......
Man, fuck Square Enix. I don't even think I'll be buying FF VS XIII now, they'll probably cut hella shit and pull this crap all over again. I'm sticking to games in US, some JP developed games and ignoring SE games altogether. Man, fuck this. Used to be a BIG Square fan, I even waited outside for the FFXIII launch party. FUCK SQUARE. And you know that Q&A during the launch party with the camera? I should have said, "FUCK YOU SQUARE ENIX, YOUR GAMES FUCKING SUCK. GTFO AMERICA."
Overreaction much? Seriously, I wasn't expecting DLC with the way S-E is run nowadays. With vaporware games (Last Remnant PS3) and production schedules that are way too long, they are horribly mismanaged.
But this is beyond their normal level of idiocy. They just alienated all fans of the game outside of Japan, not just the one's inside with only a PS3. Worse yet, if this in-game "DLC" turns out to be worthless when the game itself got flamed, the backlash is going to be heavy. Hell, if its was announced Wada hung himself should this go badly, I can only say the bastard did the honorable thing. For once...
Honestly I am not sure that I will be buying FFvsXIII either. I no longer have the confidence in SE that I once had. Final Fantasy XIII is, in my opinion, the worst Final Fantasy game that I have ever played.
As long as FF Versus Xiii remains a PS3 exclusive ( and delivers what fans are expecting at the same time ). I don't really care.
...because I just want FF vs 13 to be a great game! That way all this waiting doesn't feel like it was in vain. FF13 was NOT worth the wait. I refuse to ever try that game.
I'm glad I bought Resonance of Fate, and Star Ocean Last hope International instead of this piece of garbage known as Fake Fantasy XIII...
LOL! Star Ocean IV was terrible in every way. Resonance of Fate was okay, but it got tedious and repetitive very quick. Final Fantasy XIII is better, imo.
So you're telling me a linear westernized piece of crap has more value than Jrpgs that have superior replay value!?
If it gets Versus XIII out quicker...then screw DLC! Edit: I know. :( It's a completely different team. I just really want FFVXIII.
Agree, but it won't speed up Versus XIII.
FF14 And steal some of the eidos workers. FFVs will be finish by christmas.
They are so far behind in development it isn't even funny. It took them years, YEARS, to finalize protagonist costume design.
I can imagine Japanese players will be delighted to have a further dumbed down, international edition, with a new horrifically westernised soundtrack. /s
They get "My Hands", the change that so many fans hated! GJ S-E!
"There's a scene where Serah and Snow are buying a birthday present for Lightning" OMFG now I'm so upset! I'm missing so much! This DLC sounds like something that women love to do with their gay friends. Pass.
SquareE nix is now really just shit. I can already tell FF14 is gonna be shit unless they fix the whole game and release it next year. I just hope Versus doesn't fail.
Whats wrong with FFXIV? I'm playin the beta now and looking forward to it. So far the only complaints I've heard are from the WoW-type fans that complain about everything not being given to them. Graphics look great, Synth system is perfect... I dont get it?
http://n4g.com/user/useract... f#ck square.....
Ps3 gets a 3 year old game like mass effect 2 and xbox owners get the sequel about the same time ps3 owners do....seems fair to me...why the bellyaching and complaining from ps3 fanatics?"???
Lol you can't count at all. I didn't know Mass Effect 2 came out three years ago when it was released back in January 26, 2010. My my were did you allegedly graduated from?
hhaahha crack up... u guys are pathetic...basically this is a multiplayer expansion for FF13 i hope it only comes out for japan..regardless of which gaming platform it goes on
"The news is sad indeed for PS3 fanboys over there," This is FFXIII here, not exactly GOTY material... -_-'
I've lost interest in SE entirely, and I'm one of the people who actually enjoyed FFXII on PS2. I don't know if Kingdom Hearts 3 could even redeem them for me. With the staggering lack of talent under their employment and Yoichi Wada at the helm, they'd likely find a way to totally wreck that too.
Yea FFXII was actually pretty good. I played like 1 hour of XIII then quit. It just didn't feel like a Final Fantasy game to me.
Squarenix is pretty lame this generation. I thought FFXIII was great, but that's about it. Square has made a bunch of failed RPG's for the 360, and then ported some of them to PS3. And their best RPG might have (I can't know for sure) been weakened by a 360 release. Well, well. Versus XIII better not go through the same crap.
What has Sony done to inspire such blind loyalty from their fanbase. This crap is bordering on mind control. Is SE supposed to miss out on potential sales just to satisfy you cry babies?
Mind Control? Lol your lame. Because we dislike a company(or like a company) were under mind control? Yeah...anyways, please show me where someone on this page said anything about SE shouldn't release this game on 360 in japan. I'm guessing that's what you meant by "Is SE supposed to miss out on potential sales just to satisfy you cry babies" . Your probably just some loser talking out of your @ss impersonating a video game character online because your ashamed of your own personality in real life... And for the record, if Sony would have done all the sh!t Microsoft did this gen with their console, it would be the other way around, you people who dislike Sony fans are just hilarious, even when people have legit reasons for not liking another company he you fools are "what has Sony done to inspire such blind loyalty from their fanbase" I can tell you what they haven't done, had the highest failure rate in gaming history, burnt down houses, forced people to pay to play online, dumbed down multi plats...you get the point.
Thanks for giving me a perfect example of the whiny cry babies I was talking about. My problem is not with Sony fans. My problem is with blind obssessed nutjobs like you who pretend Sony or any other game company gives a crap about you. You just keep kissing Sony's ass see how far that gets you in life.
You're so blind to see that it goes both ways. People who complain about one side usually is a fanboy on the other side. keep kissing M$ ass. It probably taste yummy to you.
All fanboys suck but every SE article has a bunch of whiney Ps3 fanboys dominating the comment section. BTW I laugh at anybody who thinks i am a Microsoft fanboy. My two favorite game consoles of all time were made by Sega(Genesis) and Sony(PS2). I play good games no matter the system. You losers keep enjoying your one system.
I have multiple systems. I don't act like what you're accusing other people of being. A loser. You loser.
Lol yes according to your logic I guess all people who like football teams are nutjobs for liking and defending their football teams right? Lol your fucking r3tarded and delusional. Please try again troll.
I'm delusional? I guess your hatred for Microsoft is totally rational.
Lol and no one gives a fuck about what you laugh at, because as far as I'm concerned, your just some lame ass dude over the internet who names himself after video game characters, a video game character wearing a belly shirt I might add..
Lol its hilarious to see a fool who names himself after a video game character running around with an Icon of that character, trolling on a site, tries to call other people losers, it really is. No one said anything about another system not having good games, fools like you just like to throw that in the mix when you have nothing else to say. Lol calling people blind fanboys regardless of the flaws and reasoning behind their dislike for a company. You don't see me praising Sony, you see me bashing Microsoft for legitimate reasons fool. So where is this Sony fanboy logic of yours coming from? Oh wait that's right, you were just talking out of your ass like most Playstation fan haters out there. And you say I'm kissing Sonys ass? Please show me a comment of mine where I say anything about sony and how great of a company they are? Oh wait you cant, like I said, talking out of your ass. The only thing I've done here is bash Microsoft(for legitimate reasons I might add...again). You people are just hilarious lol.
If I am a troll I am a very successful one since I caused this little hissy fit. I believe all you fanboys are the true trolls. I use the name of one of my favorite video game characters because I am on a video game website. When I'm on a sports website I use a name related to my favorite team in that sport. My choice just like its your choice to blindly defend a video game company like your life depends on it. Like I said earlier you idiots can play your one system, I'm sure the great Sony Claus will repay your loyalty.
Yes me stating legitimate reasons to why you are probably a loser in real life and stating flaws of another company is throwing a hissy fit lol. Like I said hilarious. And wtf are you talking about? Lol you continue to talk out of your ass, no one here is defending Sony, no one here has even said a thing bad about Sony for anyone to even have been defending them in the first place lol so wtffff are you talking about? Whitty comments with no substance again calling someone a "Sony" fanboy because they bash MS for legitimate reasons I might add once again. Lol just hilarious. Like I said Please show me a comment of mine where I'm kissing Sony's ass. Please show me.
RROD(highest console failure rate of all time)just to get ahead of competition I might add, holding back multi-plats, xboxes burning down houses, forcing people to pay to play online sound like pretty rational reasons to me lol. You are just hilarious.
Ugh...this game was a monumental disappointment. Some decent DLC could have saved it.
Sigh.... tired of hearing about Square Enix....I lost interest since Final Fantasy XII. FF Versus XIII for PS3 is their last hope.
why there isnt DLC?, i liked the game, and more quest would have been pretty good
So, let me get this straight. Instead of releasing DLC for roughly close to 6 million owners, they instead bring the 360 version of FF13 to around 100k 360 owners in Japan... Its so sad to think that so much content was cut from XIII that a whole another game could been made from it. DLC, which could gave a glimmer of hope to fans is shot down in a fiery blaze. Its so clear that S-E is going down hill. Hell its so bad that fans of FFXIV are currently downloading patches from Bittorrents or download sites. God knows how FFXIV release is going to be like.
LMAO at all you PS3 fanboys saying you won't buy FFXIII VERSUS i got news for ya...SE isn't going to kiss your ass to make you buy it and they probably won't miss your stinkin 60.00. That money can easily be made back when 360 gamers buys it.
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