Why Square Enix will pull it back after previous disappointment
I really hope so. Almost everything they do as a sequel felt fail-y, and I would love to see square back where they used to be in respect.
Yeah, the sequel bit does scare the hell out of me
This game is more of a fan service this time around. They are giving us what are asking for so if this one bombs, it may be on us, the fans, a little.
Well obviously it will be on the fans, these articles get infested by a tonne of people who hate on the game despite that it is including everything that they wanted from XIII, if the game bombs it's because they didn't buy it. Their loss.
"Fan service this time around" really? For me that sounds more like we need to get money back from this engine that took us years to get 1 game out.
So much hate, I'm officially giving up on commenting on FFXIII-2 articles until the reviews are out.
Yeah but the battle system still sucks. I cant change characters in mid battle, if the person that is set as the leader dies it's gameover, phoenix downs are pretty much useless and so are all other healing items, I cant even fight goon fodder without paradigm shifting(which is garbage all together), and the leveling/status raising system is SEVERELY limited compared to other Final Fantasies. ALL this has to be fixed before I can say, OK, GO for FF13-2. And as I already see, none of it has been fixed. You can't just give me a superficial walk through town and say, "All better :D DERP!" I want a Final Fantasy game, not Paradigm Enigma. Just give me Attack Skill/Tech. Magic Item Run And lets just call it a day Square damn. Let me decide how I want to play the game. I don't need you to do it for me. Just the fact alone that ATTACK is a skill!? COT DAMN MAN! Somebody doin somethin wrong over there at SE.
The sad thing is, people on here will still hate it no matter how good it is, because they hated FF XIII so much and it was such a blasphemous sin (well that's the impression I'm getting).
Yeah and people bitched about things that they praise in others... or at least dont bitch about in other games. Sure, it wasnt the best FF ever, but it was still worth playing.
I didn't hate FFXIII, but I didn't love it. I'm going to go in to FFXIII-2 with an open mind ^^
Well, let's hope others do the same. Also, let's hope its not a total letdown.
Hopefully, but I do think that XIII put a lot of people off. We'll soon see. From what I've seen / heard, FFXIII-2 is already an improvement, what with the more open maps, cinematic actions, live trigger etc. But of course we don't know the story...that could make or break the game. Also I'm hoping for a party of more than 2 characters + a monster slot.
As hard as it can be you have to go into every game trying to ignore the hype whether it be good or bad. If you decided to buy it you have to make your own choices. Does help if the game is genuinely good too though fingers crossed all round on this one i think.
You will go into FFXIII-2 with an open mind and pay your $60. By the time you realize what a crappy game it is, SE will already have your $60 sale and vote. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...
Just stop this.
I want the old Square back.
I think everyone is on that same page
Did they ever really make a stellar game after they joined with Enix?
SE couldn't get any story right, don't even mention their so called strength in emotion. It's all cliche and superficial for me.Hope it fails HARD.
I just want versus 13. I don't care about 13-2 as it has the same battle system as 13.
And FF13-2 will suck because it's the same game. FF13-2 is just the content they had to remove from FF13 and now they're basically selling the same game back to you. This game isn't going to redeem anything as S-E will still be garbage (much like this game).
I do find it funny that at the beginning when 13 was released people were complaining because square had removed a lot of stuff from the game. Your the first person to actually bring that up, kudos to you. I remember square saying that the other stuff wasn't important. I'm curious of how much "other" stuff they are using for 13-2. Still I'll give it a look, have to finish the first one though. I'm right at the end, when you finally are able to roam around on your own.
I like changing things up & wastn a real fan of the direction they went with 13, but in all honesty i wouldnt have disliked it as much just with the simple addition of towns. I was seriously excited in 13 when you get to the town on pulse I thought oh thank god finally an actual town...& then was utterly disapointed to find out it was just another place for fighting in the game. I personally like the cutscenes & dont care for them being taken out, but again i like changing things up so we will see.
what dissapointment was that? Oh you mean ff 13 were I put 90 hours into and was a 85 ranked game? Or do you mean tactics ogre, kingdom hearts recoded? 2 very very fun games?
...Square really seems to be TRYING with this one... something they haven’t been doing for a while. People who complain about FF XIII almost always criticize the linearity, lack of towns and lack of interaction within the game. They’re trying to fix it. However, the complaints just keep rolling in that it will be “just as bad” as the first. Just let Square put some effort into this one, and we’ll see how it turns out.
No it won't... Sorry but it's true this game is just for the fans of FF13 who completed and enjoyed it People who hated FF13, couldn't finish it or didn't even like the look of it wouldn't play the sequel for a number of reasons...one of the reasons is the story why play a sequel to a game you didn't like and didn't understand it's crap story. That's like watching the last Harry Potter film and saying "Who's that" when Voldemort is on the screen. Basicaly they aren't trying because they know people who loved FF13 will buy it anyway and it's not like FF14 where they needed/wanted it to succeed. All these improvments they've mentioned are just over exaggerated so people will "give it another chance"
...but we can only wait until it comes out for us to know if it’s some sort of cash grab, or if it’s really a worthwhile FF game.
Trust me it's Sqaure, it will be a cash grab. Isn't it funny they announce this after how bad FF14 did in sales when they were so confident it would succeed. They may as well make FF13 Versus into a main FF title now, FF15 then after that they can get to work on next gen FF game FF16 early.
...but they clearly didn’t just start developing it right then. They aren’t intentionally trying to piss people off with their actions or anything. They’re trying. Don’t be such a pessimist.
Although I personally had a problem getting into FF XIII, I respect that a lot of people enjoyed the game, and it apparently sold well enough to warrant a second game in SquareEnix's eyes. It certain wasn't a horrible game, it just did not satisfy me the way I expect a FF game to satisfy. I don't plan on pre-ordering this one, because this is one time I really want to wait on the reviews before jumping in with my pocket book. But if SE really delivers and this turns out to be a good game that satisfies both FF XIII fans as well non FF XIII fans it will be a step in the right direction.
I hope so cause the first one SUCKS!!!
What could redeem them is an attempt to actually use their old and est. IPs... (by redeeming I don't mean about FFXIII, just on the whole deal of everything after FFX...) SaGa, Seiken Densetsu (Mana series), Chrono, etc... I know most of the people who worked on these games probably left Square already, but there's nothing we can do about it...
I still want Versus XIII more than this. Hopefully, with XIII-2 and Type-0 completed, they might get more staff on Versus XIII and we will see the ps3 exclusive sooner than later.
Super Nintendoooo Style baby where is Squaresoft???
The guy who write this article is an idiot actually a complete retard for even think to write this article, FFXIII is the worst FF ever old hardcore fans hate it and now they make a sequel to correct the mistakes they make? r u serious? who the fck want to play a sequel of a game they hate? only ppl who like it and finish it will buy this crap it doesn't matter if there is more open style it doesn't matter if there is shops/towns the game have the same idiotic battle system and more westernization who want multiple choices? who the fck want multiple endings? r u going to transform the franchise into a new Dragon Age/Elder Scrolls? this was every1's favorite JRPG franchise idiots and for the past 10 years you destroy it more and more with your retarded choices. Just release Versus already we w8 for 5 fcking years, release it to decide if it's worth it anymore to spent my time with SE, and if some of you like what SE have done with the franchise then good for you but what we play for the past 10+ years its not FF and if u ask me I don't know what the fck is it but hardcore fans like me do not like it.
you sound a little upset?
Anything they add won't change that the game had probably the lousiest cast of characters in a Final Fantasy.
Doubt it. Considering they wont give the gamers what they really want and continue to stick to the "we know what's best for you" attitude I don't think this company will ever come back from the grave they dug themselves.
Type-0 and Versus ARE SE redemption. But SE not sure if they will release Type-0 in the west. And versus is still in the limbo. So there's no redemption for SE and i think we will see the worst case scenario for SE (bankrupt).
So, for all you people condemning the game before it's released, what will you do if XIII-2 actually IS a good game that nobody winds up buying? What will you do if SE sees that the game failed in the West- the way you all seem to want it to- and decide that VsXIII will be a Japan-only title? Most importantly, how in the hell do you say they've fallen off ANYTHING when they've still put out so many quality games? Oh, out of the dozens and dozens of games they've made, a few of them weren't to your liking, so SE must be losing their touch? REALLY? Get over yourselves.
The Final Fantasy series should have ended with FF7.
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