Final Fantasy Versus XIII, an Action RPG Like Crisis Core

Paul writes, "..Final Fantasy Versus XIII title will be more of an Action-based FF than has been seen on consoles similar to Crisis Core.."

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Hitman07692764d ago

I personally think this would be a good thing, I don't want to see the main series stop using turn-based battle but spinoffs using Action are definitely fun as hell too.

Dragun6192764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Final Fantasy Versus XIII looked a lot more similar to Kingdom Hearts, but either way, the battle system looks very enjoyable.

gaffyh2764d ago

Everyone already knew it would be an action RPG like Crisis Core. That's not a bad thing because Crisis Core is one of the best action RPGs I've ever played, but this is in no way "news."

firefoxprime2764d ago

Yup. Like a more mature, darker, and grittier version of KH, or simply Crisis Core. I never played Crisis Core, but I'm well aware of its popularity.

The gameplay in VersusXIII looks awesome, but it felt like a letdown for me personally. Thats what I get for being used to the flashiness of the Kingdom Hearts games...*cries* When the hits make contact, i'm expecting a big flash, not tiny white sparks...time to grow up.

But this game, transformers:WFC, and Spiderman:WOS will push me to finally purchase a PS3.

I always noticed I liked hand to hand combat games more than shooters(still play'em. just perference). I'll always pick up a sword instead of a gun. Must be my tastes in Eastern culture. Also explains why I like games with a learning curve. Learning new techniques, and mastering them. In shooters there's definetly a challenging aspect to the game, but the foundation is simply: "point and shoot". Hack'n Slash all the way!

Godmars2902764d ago

Pretty sure they stopped using a strictly turn based combat system since XII, Hitman.

And between all the vs, -2 and what not, its getting really hard to tell which is the "main" series.

visualb2764d ago

FFvsXIII made me interested in FF, something I haven't felt since FF8

it just

RBLAZE19882764d ago

You know I have to agree with you. After FF8 I was never this interested in an rpg until versus13. Don't get me wrong I played all of them but there was always somethings in each installment after 8 that stopped me from loving them like I did 7 and 8 at the time. FFX kind of disappointed me because it did away with the traditional map and was kind of a shock to me because I had not followed much of it til release but the story line and cut scenes were some of the best and most gripping and the game was still long and huge dispite no world map. But after FFX we all know FF went down the shitter but Versus looks like it might bring it back to life. We'll have to wait and see.

infamous-butcher2764d ago


I totally agree, but then we will have to wait another 6 years to get an ATB or turn based battle system in a Final Fantasy game.

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Ps_alm3k2764d ago

1. Towns

2. Airships

3. MAps

It's the real next gen FF!!! ( Up above already confirm)

saint_john_paul_ii2764d ago

that and crisis core like gameplay makes me give Square a benefit of a doubt and let them see what they can do now after the FFXIII debacle.

RedDead2764d ago

I believe so, I think Nomura said it a while back, they were designing Chocobos to fit into the theme or something, then there was a discussion on the FF-XIII forums about it.

Also Midguard, world map is confirmed, confirmed for years. Type 0 has one aswell.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

The most important thing:

Not a linear game

Also Battles will take place in real-time environments using all regions of the field, from up high buildings to down low streets. Nomura said that the game will feature battles that take place in areas with great differences in height, as shown in the trailer, and the players will have to fight using the full environment. This means fighting what's in front, as well as above and below (vertical battles).[14]

MariaHelFutura2764d ago

Versus in 6 1/2 mins just became my most anticipated game by a landslide.

Darrius Cole2764d ago

I co-sign this sentiment.

The most important thing is that this is not a linear game.

It is followed closely by the next most important thing; which is (drum-roll)

The next most important is that there are actual NPC's that we can interact with i.e, get missions or information from, or buy/sell things from them etc.

visualb2764d ago

"The most important thing:

Not a linear game "

I really hope its open.

One of main things that interests me in FF is an open world to explore (they are epic always)

midgard2272764d ago

um u guys say this is a real next gen ff......yes it is and looks amazing but remember we have not had a world map since ff9. ps2 was the era of losing world maps in most games like wild arms, ff, star ocean etc, only tales kept them really there. and plz ff12 was horrid, the map was ok, but gambit system made u literally put down ur controller and watch it play for u. sorta like macros on ff11.

well cant wait for this, type zero and ff13-2!!!! yay!!!!

Simon_Brezhnev2764d ago

ff13-2 is probably just the cut shit from ff13. i remember them wanting to dlc.

RBLAZE19882764d ago

Yea but they realized they could make an entire new game from the cut content from FF13 instead of selling it as DLC. So the $60 FF13-2 was brought into existence.

Godmars2902764d ago

This looks like what XenoBlade would have been like on an HD console.

Though I'm still waiting for actual airship footage - not that the trailer didn't have tons of other things to make you forget about airships.

Rybnik2764d ago

They were on an airship towards the end, just not the overworld map airship...

booni32764d ago

Thoroughly excited about this game. It's already better than FFXIII looking at ps_alm3k's comment.

chidori6662764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

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not forget too the open world

not linear crap like ff13.. :x

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-Mezzo-2764d ago

I hope this one is good, looking forward to it.

RBLAZE19882764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

I have to admit I was really skeptical about the action rpg elements that this game has been advertised as having but after seeing that long and glorious trailer in the link and seeing all the combat and story action that looks like it could be in uncharted. This game looks like it will blow me away and plus AIRSHIPS and WORLD MAPS and drivable mechs and an interesting story with rpg elements this games looks like it's gonna wipe the floor with FFXIII. I can't wait for next year....Damnit!!! They should switch FF13-2 with the release date for Versus 13.

Also the teams CGI work is astonishing. It almost feels like real life when I saw the CGI scenes especially in the beginning when they are driving the car through that security check point. This game looks epic and I think it will address many complex ideas and topics...Can't wait.

sjaakiejj2764d ago

.. Wasn't it kind of common knowledge that Versus XIII was going to be an Action RPG like Kingdom Hearts? The writer makes it sound like he believed the title was going to be turn based combat..

zootang2764d ago

DC Universe is what I would call an action RPG.

KiasuKiasiMan2764d ago

I thought Nomura said the battle system was supposed to resemble something like Kingdom HEarts Birth by Sleep?

Which is in essence similar to Crisis Core.

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