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Power to Kojima and his gang - though it still annoying that he calls his company by his own name, it't not like he does all the work.

But come on, that Andrew House guy is an opportunistic suit, just like Don Mattrick or guys like that. He's one more of these people who knows nothing about the industry he's in, but is getting his slice of the pie because videogames are booming these days. It's a problem plaguing most creative industries. None of them need sha...

289d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Just read Yoshinori Kitase's blog post thing. The sheer size of the project apparently requires that it be released in multiple parts. Needless to say, episodic games aren't typically as big as this sounds like it is. Kitase said that they don't want to condense the original game at all, and instead want to beef it up. Episodic games are typically pretty bite-size, highlight-reel type fares, not games that are much much bigger than Final Fantasy VII

They haven'...

291d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Confirmed non-episodic. Either going to be several full-sized, self-contained games like the Mass Effect series, or three discs released at separate times.

291d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

This game is obviously coming to PC - nearly every Final Fantasy game is on Steam or is going to be (X|X-2 is coming soon, VI just got released, albeit the horrible version).

293d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

(Deleting a double post)

295d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

This is a cagey answer disguised as an open and transparent one.

They need to elaborate on what they meant exactly when they said that each part will be a "unique experience," and will have "it's own story."

I don't want each disc of the original game made into a self-contained Final Fantasy game, and I also don't want each part to be a condensed, highlight-reel, season-pass type experience, i.e. episodic.

What...

295d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

"What I see as the problem is why can't the multiple disks be a part of the same purchase??"

I suspect that the reason they aren't doing this is that they wouldn't be able to complete all three games until like 2020. People are already sort of blue-balled because of Versus / XV. I just hope we don't have to wait TOO long between the parts.

I wouldn't even think of it as three different games though. It's more as if they'r...

298d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

They've yet to really clarify what they mean when they say there will be multiple parts. I don't think it will be episodic though. Surely they don't think that a season-pass, highlights-only version of the game is a good idea? I trust they're not that stupid.

I don't want to repeat myself too much, but I'm willing to bet that there will be a "part" for each disc of the original game - so, three parts. Kitase said that to maintain the level of...

298d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

No, this article has it all wrong. The parts should represent each disc of the original game, not 10 hour episodes. I don't want everything from the first episode to be un-revisitable, and I want stuff to carry over. I want the parts to be seamless.

Having three parts makes sense because if the game is massive, squeezing it into one part might force them to sacrifice stuff to make it fit. Spreading it across multiple parts gives them more than enough space. There's al...

298d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I'd say money definitely factors into it, but it also seems likely that to develop all three discs would take a long time, and it'd mean a repeat of Versus XIII / XV.

Kitase has said, in the interview that's doing the rounds, that the level and volume of detail in the Midgar we saw was extremely high, and that to maintain that quality for the entire game would require splitting it across multiple "discs." You could interpret that as meaning they want to...

298d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Copying my comment from recent article: "If each "episode" is really just discs 1, 2 and 3, I wouldn't mind, because stuff carried over across the discs.

What I really don't want is for locations in disc 1 to become completely un-revisitable in disc 2, or for stuff gained to not carry over between discs. You could revisit places in the original game because disc 1 events weren't coded into the same locations in disc 3, which freed up space, I think...

298d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

If each "episode" is really just discs 1, 2 and 3, I wouldn't mind, because stuff carried over across the discs.

What I really don't want is for locations in disc 1 to become completely un-revisitable in disc 2, or for stuff gained to not carry over between discs. You could revisit places in the original game because disc 1 events weren't coded into the same locations in disc 3, which freed up space, I think. The same could be done with this game. Perhap...

298d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

I don't understand this google translation at all. Could anyone give me a few bullet points?

Questions about this seemingly episodic approach though:

Will levels and equipment etc. carry over between episodes?

Will locations become inaccessible across episodes? Will all the locations visited in the first episode be utterly un-revisitable in the second?

What does it mean that each part will provide a "unique experienc...

298d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I just can't make sense of the google translation of this article. Can anyone sum up what was said?

298d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Wow... that's like popping a balloon with a pin. I guess this won't be the massive game I hoped it would be...

298d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

The entire avalanche crew were instantly recognizable, as was the music. The atmosphere of Midgar was pretty much spot on. To me, it's as if they've made the pre-rendered areas real time, and given you free control of the camera. I also instantly recognized that scene where Cloud gets surrounded by ShinRa troops in the more privileged part of Midgar.

I surprised they showed gameplay WITH English voicework though - they must be further along with this than we thought. ...

299d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

"The Witness Beta Comp" is in there too.

299d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I thought that Evan kid was Esther for like the entire video. Looks good though.

300d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Seems recognizable to me - pretty faithful, proportionate versions of Jessie and the other Avalanche guys. Definitely captured the Midgar atmosphere too. And god that music - such a fantastic arrangement of that song. I was wondering how they'd handle the music, and I feel like they're going to knock it out of the park.

300d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

Hahaha, seriously man, is it really that big a deal? How do you handle REAL problems if you can barely handle stuff like this? I'm sure if you just lightened up you'd really enjoy the game.

I personally think this game looks wonderful. It's what I expected - it seems to have a XV type combat system and and open world - but it's also so much more. I really get the sense they've managed to "fill out" the game. I was worried they'd have trouble ...

300d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment