The people have spoken, and their voice seems to say that even though Final Fantasy XIII was a game that the fanbase, its anticipation level is beyond other games. Here's the top 15.
Gonna go ahead and respectfully disagree with you on that one, people of Japan.
and im gonna disagree with you buying another generic shooter :D on a realistic note though, there are no jrpgs this gen, so while this isnt on my top list i still want to play it. doesnt mean it has to be day 1
I also disagree with buying generic shooters. I haven't bought one since CoD 4. (I'd like to grab another some time soon, but the fankids drive me away.) Re: "on a realistic note though, there are no jrpgs this gen" Dude, really? Demons Souls and Dark Souls, Ni no Muthafuggin Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea 4, the Yakuza games, Nier, Xenoblade if you can import, Tales of Vesperia, Resonance of Fate...some solid console RPGs coming out of Japan. And if you have a PSP, holy crap, the list increases 20fold. XD
After playing FFXIII I am staying for away from this game unless I develop some sort of masochistic tendencies.
Coming from a person who's actually played most of those games, Final Fantasy XIII is a masterpiece that is criminally underrated. While the Yakuza series has had a great story, the gameplay has left something to be desired. Final Fantasy XIII has both in spades. Resonance of Fate has great gameplay mechanics, but a terrible story. Demons Souls has excellent world-building but doesn't have any of the thrills Final Fantasy XIII has, though it is challenging. Nier is, well, yeah... Tales of Vesperia is a great game but highly overrated. The story and characters are extremely cliché and the game beats you over the head with the genre tropes. And while Valkyria Chronicles has an outstanding combat system, the story is very been there, done that. The art style is unique and the characters make a great impression for their brief screen time, but it's no Suikoden and just like Vesperia it abuses genre (read: anime) tropes. I'll admit, I haven't played the others. But judging by the majority you've listed here, you've done yourself and Tanir here a disservice by recommending some barely servicable JRPGs. Maybe learn not to be a hater like the rest of the West. There's an idea.
Lost odyssey..pretty much the best jrpg this gen.
@NeoBasch OR it sounds like we just have different tastes :) Your comment begins with a pompous "coming from someone who's actually played most of those" as if I haven't. I have and I think most of 'em are wonderful. Valkyria Chronicles is my single favorite game of the last decade. In 100 Game reviews I've only ever given out 2 10/10 scores, and that was one of them :) It's fine if YOU don't like it, but hell, I love it and it revolutionized the tactical RPG. You're welcome to dislike Nier -- that's your opinion. It's a rare case of a game being art and definitely not for everyone. For me, it was one of extremely few games that I played purely for the story. That and its soundtrack/direction really hit home. Dislike if you want, but I can't help but love it ^_^ I thought Final Fantasy XIII was a *good* game but not a *great* game and that's just that. Its sequel is something I'll eventually play, but not right away, because I've got Ni no Kuni and Type-0 staring me in the face, plus still have to finish VC3~ Just different opinions, yo. :)
Holy shit I just got a PM from NeoBasch. Dude, reply here until you're out of bubbles, THEN go to PM. We disagree on our most anticipated games. We have different tastes. Boohoo, deal with it and stop acting like any opinion other than your own is invalid.
No JRPG's? Lost Odyssey, Tales of Vesperia? Tales of Graces F and Ni no Kuni coming. White Knight Chronicles is criminally underrated. Eternal Sonata is great. I could go on
lol dude trust me i know of those jrpgs and they are amazing, waiting for Fate extra to come in tommorow and playing dark souls aswell as played most of the games on the list you mentioned. but i meant HD current gen jrpgs. and as for xenoblade......im waiting for a translation version of a pc port using the Dolphin emulator so i can play it in HD also. just sayin, im a jrpg freak and am looking forward to thhis game in some way. mostly because i love lightning lol i have played basically of of psps jrpgs, ps3's and even infinite undiscovery on 360. tho odd you labeled yakuza, i own them but dont consider them jrpgs. typical jrpg is an interactive anime lol. which is great and we need more! besides f13-2 doesnt look bad at all. i thought ff13 was an alright game, so seeing that 13-2 is better in almost everyway i cant see myself being more dissapointed
Yeah I don't understand this.... I mean just wait till XV
I just can't get excited for the sequel to a final fantasy game that was, well not bad - but kinda meh
I find it more disturbing that 2 of the top 10 most anticipated games are girlfriend simulators...
Another big fat "F*** you" to haters , courtesy of the japanese fanbase .
I think it's safe to say the Japanese have a different taste in games to many people in the west, so it's no shock to hear that they're looking forward to FFXIII-2. I wouldn't call it my (most anticipated game) but I'm looking forward to getting hands on with it.
JUST AS PLANNED. This game will sell, because it's better than ff13 on the features part alone
FFXIII-2 looks like a complete FF package, so why wouldnt people be looking forward to this?
i don't belive i have a top 15 list but my top 6 list would look something like this: 1. Final fantasy X (PSVITA) 2. Metal Gear Solid Rising (PSVITA) 3: One Piece Unlimted Cruise SP (3DS) 4. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) 5. Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3) 6. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS)
Have you checked out Final Fantasy Type-0? That game looks awesome! :)
oh yeah, i havent looked into it. supposed to be one of the best FF games. but my psp died years ago and i'm not planing to get a new psp as i'm getting a psvita :P but i can tell u this: if type-0 releases for vita..even just a port without graphic improvements, I WILL buy it :P
but , well then , it doesnt need to be a port , it's compatible . Just get the digital version to be on the safe side , in case there is nothing for umd users on vita .
I think gameplay has been fixed with more free roam but still battle system is lame....I would buy it if it wasnt for the shallow characters and lame plot...worst FF plot Ive ever seen.
sigh, japanese gamers never learns...
Actually all the haters and asses here need to learn.
Looks to me like Japan's excited by the changes SE mentioned they will make. Some people act like it's going to be exactly like XIII.
I will be picking FFXIII-2 up as well, yet i still have many reservations coming from FFXIII. Now I platinum-ed FFXIII, it was fun and enjoyable but left me disappointed in many regards. Mainly the story and characters. Their motivations did not make much sense by the end of the game. They had flipped flopped motives like 4 times by the end of the script, also the second WORST ending in the series(only one worse is FFXII which had the awful boss fight and then basically nothing of any substance for an end). The backstory of the gods is sort of interesting though and that is why I will continue the series in order to figure out how it all ends.Honestly Lightning and Sazh were the only two characters tho with any real DEPTH in the game. Sazh really felt like a father to me which made it very touching. Light felt like she was hiding a weakness that she couldn't let get the best of here due to so many depending on her for strength, also she didn't take shit from anyone. Personally, I feel like the story might spin far out of control in XIII-2 from what I have seen. Now there is time travel, they have undone the ending of XIII to make way for another timeline they pulled out of their ass. None of this seems relevant to what was originally going on in the first one. Sigh.....hoping for best tho.
Final Fantasy is DEAD plain as....
like PC gaming?
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