Hands-On: RPG powerhouse moves to fix previous games' mistakes
No they haven't. If they had, we wouldn't be getting this sequel.
He i talking about correcting mistakes in the sequel silly poster. Also it shows that the article author doesnt know anything about game history.
Yeah, I'm sure miraculously SE learned how to make a good game all of a sudden this gen.
lol someone can't read English
Uhh no... Square Enix showing that they're making a sequel to the dreadfull FF13 shows that they're making an even worse name for themselves. I really do miss the times when Final Fantasy actually had characters that you cared about. The cast in FF13 was good except for fucking vanielle who ruined it. FF13 is officially my most hated game of all time, and I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to hate games at all.
I'd say the only good characters were Fang and Sazh, Snow had the best theme though.
vanille?.. hope was far worse
Like it or not ff 13 had an average score of 85 on gamerankings/metacritic. With these improvements its a 90 game now. People are just bitter square has given 20x support to the handhelds this gen Even just upcoming (considering this new portable gen has just started) consoles: versus,13-2, dq X= 3 Handhelds: ff theorythm ff, kingdom hearts 3ds, dragon quest rocket slime 3, chocobo racing, ff type zero = 5 Thats the way its been this entire gen
It's because they suck at console games this gen and they know it. Handheld gamers are pretty easy to please because they have lower expectations of a handheld game.
false handheld games are just as good if not better than console games.And most of there handheld games have gotten supreme scores. But costs, high attach rate, means handhelds are more attractive. More like console gamers are bitchy moody people that cant be pleased "Scale, content, quality. It's not the same" HAHAHAHAHAHA. Find me another console game that has as much content packed in as dq IX or tactics advance 2, or 4 warriors of light ( 50-70 hours) And scale doesnt equal better. I will take a game like the TWENY, which is like 30 screens. Over a boring open world with nothing to do and generic stuff at every turn
You saying Crisis Core was a bad game?
Crisis Core was an excellent game, but seriously compare handhelds to console games. Scale, content, quality. It's not the same. SE have proven they've lost it when it comes to console games, and since handhelds are not expected to perform at the same scale of console games, it's easier to please everyone. There are great handheld games no doubt, but it doesn't discount that SE sucks this gen.
you are right , it's not the same ... it was actually better than most jrpgs released on home consoles , comparatively :p
"you are right , it's not the same ... it was actually better than most jrpgs released on home consoles , comparatively :p" i agree, Crisis Core is better than most jrpgs on home consoles this gen. because SE suck this gen. but you have developers like From Software, Level-5, and Sega making excellent home console JRPGS.
999, Professor Layton, TWEWY, Ghost Trick, Okamiden, and GS:DD prove otherwise. Especially TWEWY which is one of the best RPG's Ive played, period, on any console. And don't even get me started on the soundtrack for the game, which is easily one of the best for any game. I actually took the cartridge out of my DS, and looked at it trying to figure out how they crammed so much awesome into such a tiny package.
@DragonKnight Hardly the point i was going for joke aside . It's easily one of the best because , suckage of XX or xx company aside , i feel that it could have easily been added as if , content and gameplay included as a ps3 or 360 game . Only of course wih better and more costly graphics . Same goes imo for stuff like valkyria chronicles 2-3, WKC origins , and probably FF type 0 and quite a few ds titles . Wich parts of Shin megami Tensei : strange journey arelower in standards and quite , aside from the obvious visuals ones ? Those and others arent games with lower standards imo , nor lesser titles . They would easily fit in as they are , if only publishers were being cheap enough (not wihout the funds) to make them proper hd consoles games instead . I think it will be even more apparent if they stick to handheld , but rush instead toward machines like vita , in the future
I bought FFXIII after 2 month of it release and rooooooooughly(I mean it from all of my heart) 'am in chapter 11, to right now I don't have any ability to continue it. I can't stand up against it at all.
i doubt i'll ever have enough will power to complete it and i bought it day one
you guys need to realize that hardly everyone disliked ffxiii . Only a few were admantly vocal against it online and still are . Maybe you will all awaken to the idea when you'll see XIII-2 being a big commercial success ... but i suspect that even then people will spin and weasel their way out and rationalize people buying the direct sequel of the game "everyone hates" !
A few? Wow you haven't been paying attention have you?
I enjoyed it and finished it but agree that it isn't a great FF game. If you just play it as a rpg though, it can be entertaining.
ffxiii was a big commercial success so i dont see your point.. it wasnt a big critical success so it was more than a few who were vocal about it ... xii-2 will probably be a big commercial success as well just because its a FF game and they always have good sales but that doesnt mean i or any1 else who disliked the first game will or should enjoy it
@DragonKnight That's the part you wanna play with ? Maybe i still understand some english and realize that a few is a pretty vague number ? Or id i miss n4g and other forums total membership adding up to the FFXIII total sales and all of them disliking it ? Please... but i guess i'll just stop there , and stick with my point : not everyone disliked FFXIII , and there are people looking forward to a sequel , quite many probably (another vague notion), like it or not
Reviews are the problem giving xiii 8-8.5 when they should have givin it 6-7 mediocre at best
It's because graphics are the most important thing this gen. Any horrible game with great graphics can get a good score.
4-7 score exlusive for White Knight Chroniciles
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Has Square Enix finally cracked? There we go. I fixed the title. And yes. They. They need to spend less time playing solitare and perving on the hot girl in the office and more time making games and listening to fans.
Im a fan and they have been listening to me.
So ur the reason xiii was crap with the level caps,liner map non important story (quite sad being a rpg),boring characters ect.
FF13 is a great game. Sure it is VERY linear for most of the game but it is better than most RPG's and games.
The muthaf**kin game is so muthaf**kin wack, muthaf**kin cracker jack needs to take a step back. Do you want some of this? Hell no. Cus Dre is the muthaf**kin Doctor... Can't argue with NWA. They hated it. True story.
SE fixes previous games mistakes... making new ones, i'm sure 2000%.
"The battle mechanics in Final Fantasy XIII-2 are largely unchanged from the previous game with the paradigm system - one of its few strong points - making a welcome return." And this is why sites like CVG need to shut up and stay out of any FF debate. Not only does the combat system suck, but it feels nothing like any FF. I don't even know why they put the FF name in this game when its DNA is clearly a new IP turd.
Get over it. Most FFs only carry a few things over from the last game. Remember how different X was to all the games before it? Or XII after that? And it may not be part of the main franchise, but what about Tactic? Or Crisis Core? Deal with the fact that the FF series has been evolving since entry 1 and will continue to do so. It's not going going to play (nor should it) like its predecessors.
funny thing is i got a feeling he'd be among the first to complain if it was always the same each new ff . They tried something else , you didnt like it this time end of story . Shit happens , there are two ff titles i can't stand . Wich was bound to happen when to trying something new every game . Now it still worked , and the've got more story to tell about that particular ff , plus things to fix , hence a sequel ... . You'll get a shot at a different new FF , just like every other time later on , especially with versus already in developpement .
I haven't hated ANY FF I've played. Got my ass kicked in Tactics, but didn't hate it. Was more than annoyed with Cloud and the- to me- shoddy storytelling of VII, but didn't hate it. Thought the License Board that allowed everyone to use every weapon took away from the identity of the characters in XII, but I didn't hate it. Even though I despised the way Blitzball was treated in X-2 and the bastardization of Triple Triad that became Tetra Master in IX, I didn't hate either of these titles. Each of the games has been its own title. Even X and X-2 were the "story" of two different people in the same world; it's only natural that they should play differently. XIII is the same way. I just wish people would get out of their holes and realize this.
I liked ff13.....im sure most would disagree calling it a bad game and what have you. But i was still fun and thats why i play it sure it was linear and im happy that SE fixed this and listened to the fans. Plus i love that you can capture monsters and that the story is determinded on your decisions. I love games like that.
FF13 was okay at best, for a ff game it was below par, it was too linear until you finally get to gran pulse, the monster varietys seemed kinda lacking for a ff game. No weapons to fight, no towns to visit and lacking on after game content, then ff13-2 announced a yr later, this explains ff13's incomplete impression. @trenso not directed at you. All you damn people stating ff13 was a good game ect and your looking forward to ff13-2, fine but get fucking versus 13 out first. Before the unimportant vague final fantasy spinoff game, the one people don't care about is released. And this is why se for the consoles is almost worthless this gen, they might kill on handhelds but on consoles they are on life support. So unless they release versus and it is the final fantasy game we waited this whole gen for someone needs to pull the plug as far as se's console ff's are concerned.
You know what ? you gusy need to get over yourself . FFXIII-2 is so unimportant , and something people dont give a crap about ... so much that is has been lately among the japanese most wanted list of games /s You guys say the word , but still can't admit to yourselves that an undefined yet probably sizeable amount of people enjoyed the game , and that a probably smaller portion even loved it . If you got issue with Versus' release go bitch at Nomura and its team , not FFXIII-2 . The first one had no negative impact on Versus , nor would XIII-2. And would you all wish anyway that most of the staff involved in the "FFXIII failure" stayed clear and away from it ?
well yea i want versus so bad the only reason why i bought ff13 was to hold me over until versus came along. sure it was sup par to some. but im just optimistic.
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