Famitsu reports that the Japanese version of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 has finished development.
and now Square Enix have no excuses to not be working on Versus (with a full production team)
We hope.... Versus should have finshied ages ago!.
It's unbelievable. I think the game was announced in 2005. We don't even have a ******* date! How is this possible? Why XIII-2, I don't get it. Why didn't they finish Versus instead of working on that piece of shit. It will be the same as XIII, maybe just a bit better, but that's about it. Versus is what we wanted all these years and they don't give us no nothing. I used to love it when their name was still Square
I find it ridiculous that people say 13 was bad and that 13-2 will be bad too but somehow VS13 will be uber awesome! Wish it would release already just to shut you people up.
Have you seen the latest trailers for Vs13 or read any of the interviews with Nomura? Why wouldn't you think it's gonna be awesome? I don't think it's fair to exaggerate and say things like "piece of shit" when talking about FFXIII but I understand the animosity behind it.
Here's what I want to know. No one had played Final Fantasy Versus XIII and yet so many people talk of it as if it's coming of the RPG Messiah. No one even knows much about it yet. As if they've played it already know it's going to be the greatest game of all time. Don't get me wrong, I too have high expectations for Versus XIII--But you must understand, that the long development time of Versus has a lot to do with the game has transitioned between 2 engines now, many of the CGI scenes are currently being redone in real time, and Nomura, in general, works with a small team at a slow pace. This game isn't too big of distraction. You guys forget that Kingdom Hearts 1 and Final Fantasy X-2 were also developed at roughly same time (although not releasing at the same time), you can even view a trailer for X-2 if you have Final Mix. They have enough staff to work on more than one game.
Right....ok then I'm guessing your a little mad because you like FF13 and the upcoming craptastic sequel, yet people are more interested in Versus.....which actually looks like the FF game we've been waiting for since last gen.
@TheBlackMask You're calling one game you've never played crap and another game you know virtually nothing about better. That we waited 5 years to see gameplay footage of, and we're still left in the dark as what the game is really like. And yes, I'm willing to give XIII-2 a chance because XIII had a lot of potential it didn't tap in on. I want to see how people react if XIII-2 gets great scores.
@iamtehpwn But... we have seen gameplay. 6 minutes of it to be exact. Remember the trailer earlier this year showing gameplay of the game and the games CG. Can someone please show iamtehpwn a link to that trailer? I am on my iPhone and can't link to anything atm.
I've seen the 6 minute trailer. IT features action combat and vehicles. That still doesn't speak very much about the gameplay. If you recall, people still hyped when they first saw FFXIII's gameplay, and incredibly hyped when playing the demo and look how people viewed it at the final release. Final Fantasy is a series I love, but how idiotic and short sighted the fans are recently, it makes me want to disassociate myself from it.
Versus has been in full production for a couple months now actually. This team will probably get to work on the next FF.
This info make every1 happy not because we want to play XIII-2 but because they might finish now at last the fcking Versus they start working on 6 years ago, absolutely ridiculous we might get a PS4 announcement before the ENG version of the game come out they took them 1 whole console lifecycle to finish 1 fcking game isnt this proof of how low SE have fallen?
They announced it 6 years ago but they haven't been working on it since it was announced. They got to work on XIII after they announced all 3 FNC then had other side projects to do like all the main PSP games, Dissidia, Kingdom Hearts, 3rd Birthday etc.. That's why Type-0 is coming out almost 2 years after XIII even though it's a PSP game. They needed to allocate resources properly and not spread themselves thin. Announcing a game early is not a problem but if your going to take 6 years to release the game then there's something wrong behind the scenes. You say it's proof that they've fallen, I just see it as a valuable lesson that's been learnt this gen since things are very different to last gen
That's no excuse in my book sorry, the fact that things is different this generation, many studio release games at the start of the PS3 or 1-2 years later and good games best example MGS4 that imo is the best exclusive of the PS3. You say SE spent time on other projects yeah they sure did that and nothing was worth my time the only thing they release was a bunch of failures westernized piece of crap with a horrendous story & battle system full of auto-battles and spam button fiesta from start to finish, yeah I speak for both XII & XIII, KH is not a franchise traditional JRPG fans care to play that's a game for smaller ages. So in other words they lost time releasing crap games and delay the game most of us want to play, and that's more than enough reason to say that SE is nothing like Squaresoft was when Mr Sagakuchi lead the company, back then the company was knows for releasing only 10/10 games true Masterpieces like FFVII/Xenogears/Chrono Cross, can u tell me 1 good game Square release after the merge with Enix? For me FFX was the last true FF anything that follow is a new bad FF that miss all the classic elements the franchise is knows and loved for, the only thing they care about now is how to compete with CoD they have gone crazy and they thing if they change the game into an fps will increase their sales and steal a pie from the teenage fps freaks that play CoD all day long online.. If the CEO dont change SE will keep singing imo Wada is one of main reason for every bad decision SE take all those years.
I'm of the few who really like FFXIII style. Even completed PS3 and X360 versions. But with frequent release of DLCs on FFXIII-2, I'm going to wait until all the DLCs are included.
and Same battle system.... no thanks
Apparently, they fixed the worst parts of the battle system. But I'm not buying it until I see my friends play it. 12
Cool, now they can start working on that highly anticipated project... Type-0 localization, of course.
We should have gotten Versus instead of this multiplatform garbage.
Thank god, now with this crap out of the way they can finish Versus. I hope they seperate Versus from FF13. Etheir call it Final Fantasy Versus...dropping the 13 OR call it Final Fantasy 15. A game looking this good shouldn't be a spin off to a crap FF game. They seperated FF Type Zero from it...even renamed the game, hopefully they'll do it with Versus. I just can't believe those two games are set in the same universe, they look totaly differen't from each other.
Perhaps when they recently said that "Final Fantasy XV" would take the Action RPG route, they were actually talking about Versus. It's not too far fetched.
Plus Square would also benefit from it, I mean the attention from Final Fantasy Versus has decreased over the years, imagine if they came out and not only announced a release date but also renamed it...it would be even bigger since more people would be talking about both things putting Versys (or FF15 <fingers crossed> back in the spotlight. As the guy said above if they can rename FF Agito 13 to Type Zero then I bet they can do it to Final Fantasy Versus. Face it Square, the Fabula Nova Crystallis didn't work out....they should rename Versus and just include FF13 and it's sequel as part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series instead.
The fact that they pulled Type-0 away from the XIII stigma might be a good hint as well. XIII is like the smelly kid in class at this point.
I agree. Versus really needs to get away from the XIII name. If square is really thinking about the money than this would be the best decision as XIII has a bad rep and having any FF game associated with that name will automatically lose sales because of the crap of a game called Final Fantasy XIII. Square should call it Final Fantay XV, but I would settle with Final Fantasy Versus. Square if you ever cared about fans or money than you will make this happen.
I was against it at first since they share the same mythos but renaming it to XV will probably help it in sales by not being attached to XIII. A bit similar to Sony not calling the Vita the PSP since they didn't want it to be associated with some of the mistakes they made with the PSP. If it all works out better then yea FFXV SE, make it happen.
I don't get it, why do people think VS is going to be any good?
Trailers show a lot but If you also read the interviews with Nomura about the content that's going to be in the game then you'll know why people are extra excited for this game.
Yea Nomura is yet to make a bad game. And a KH style FF with vehicles and a lot of the stuff that you think of when you hear FF is amazing. The graphics look better than anything I've ever seen. For me this could be the best game ever.
People act like SE has only one studio for making games.
People also act like SE has been developing VsXIII since it was announced. They also act like they have some proof that "most people" disliked XIII, and that XIII-2 "will be just as bad."
hmm... and how do you know that vsXIII is going to be good. You and "most people" have to high hopes for this game. So how do you know its not gonna suck. Maybe it will have a boring and overdramatic story, annoying emo characters (just look at noctis) or something else. "and that XIII-2 will be just as bad." lol... your gonna play this game sooner or later like the "most people" who say the same like you.
I don't "know" it's going to be good, but I expect it. My hopes aren't too high, but rather reasonably placed, given that I enjoyed XIII, and this is largely based on what that game did right. (As a side note, I can't recall a single game out of the hundreds I've bought in the past decade+ that I didn't thoroughly enjoy... with the exception of MW2. So I think the chances of me buying and enjoying this game are pretty high.) I don't know it's not gonna suck, any more than all the people who "know" that VersusXIII is not gonna suck. Maybe it'll have an interesting and unique story, with a variety of characters or something else. (Another side note: the word "emo" is overused, and applying it to a character like Noctis- especially when he's built on a Japanese "platform" of personality, in which the "emo" stereotype doesn't even exist- shows that you're using it incorrectly.) Yes, I'm going to play it, because I'm interested in it. I think you're under the misconception that I'm badmouthing it. I assure you that I am not. And like the "most people" who say the same things I do, I will probably enjoy this game. Thanks for your concern, though.
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