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I meant as the only console. #1.1.1
1249d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Nice. I especially like the Castlevania reference.

Too bad this is only on Xbox. I do think it's transparently dishonest that they make their "points" slightly more than a penny. As if they think people are so stupid as to believe they are spending less than they are, or hoping they will spend more by believing you are no longer using money but some fake kind of credit that isn't really worth anything. #1
1249d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Yeah, I got mine today and I pre-ordered Day 1. #1.1.1
1251d ago by hintonmj | View comment
You shouldn't have to play the first one to enjoy this game. Square is using the Noel character as the clueless character that needs everything explained to him, so it may actually detract from those who played the first and don't need all it reiterated, but I think this game will be enjoyable to many more people than the first. #1.9
1259d ago by hintonmj | View comment
@ crXss: You don't have to get the Collector's edition for the Original Box art. The regular version gives you all the good extras anyway, the soundtrack and art book.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...

It's $2 off at Amazon right now if you pre-order. I love their release day shipping. #1.1.2
1335d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Article fail... people who like SE don't care about most of the games listed. For the ones we do care about, they are not the best examples of hope. FFXIII-2 is the only one (on this list) I'm looking forward to for redemption. #7
1392d ago by hintonmj | View comment
I just found this in my email. The first thing I thought of was Catherine because of the bright pink and the "Do you still like us?" as a reference to people going ballistic at the "no plans" comment. #11
1401d ago by hintonmj | View comment
The Japanese probably weren't as harsh on FFXIII because they don't mind empty grindfests (Monster Hunter). Now, I enjoy a little grinding, but FFXIII was a little too repetitive.

The western audience never asked for an RPG version of a rail shooter. Even the casual gamers would like a sense of immersion and exploration. #7
1412d ago by hintonmj | View comment
I was waiting for someone to comment on this. It is such terribly written article that I kept wondering if this was one of those auto-translated articles or if English was the author's first language. I hope it wasn't.

Besides the writing itself, half the points were very poorly made. The logic was lacking and evidence was slim. For instance, why was Square waiting a year to release the game on 360 in Japan such a blunder? Was releasing it simultaneously on both... #10.2
1425d ago by hintonmj | View comment
When this game arrives, it will be the 'real' FFXIII. The original FFXIII will seem like a backstory prequel. #1.2
1433d ago by hintonmj | View comment
I was being tongue-in-cheek as well as making an ironic comment. I found it humorous that you were dissing unpolished games while posting an obviously unpolished blog. I didn't mean to insult your intelligence... too much. ;)

And I didn't mean to imply that prices should be dropped in a predictable way, but I'm not convinced that would be a problem. People pay more for early adoption all the time. The only way consumers could actually control prices is if they all... #3.1.1
1445d ago by hintonmj | View comment
As long as they make a real world to explore, especially with towns and dungeons that don't look like spaghetti, it will be a worthwhile venture. Have a more continuous, less dumbed-down, development system. Make every map more open with less thin paths. I'm guessing they used those so often because it didn't require them to draw surrounding areas in most cases, so they need to learn to streamline or draw faster. #49
1445d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Just so you know, your title reads: "If your game sucks, don't charge 60 dollars bucks."

How could you not know how bad your blog title was before you released it? Not to mention your grammar throughout.

But seriously, maybe the question should be why do companies that make the best games feel the need to artificially hold the price of the game to $60. Eventually the price would go down, but how many people would be willing to pay $80+ for thei... #3
1445d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Grow some, and take that question mark away. #5
1447d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Finally, I've felt like I was the only one anticipating this re-release, and thus there was no new information since the announcement. Too bad the date isn't shown. #2
1470d ago by hintonmj | View comment
The author seems to believe that it's naive to want the illusion of non-linearity. I think it's a very reasonable criticism. What are games except one big illusion? Half of the fun is tricking ourselves into believing there's more to a game than their actually is. I want to feel like I am exploring even when my choices are limited. You can have an extremely linear game and make it feel like you're in a real world with real choices, even if it's just an illusion. That&... #27
1482d ago by hintonmj | View comment
This article was everything I was hoping to hear
When I heard all the complaints about the game, I was really hoping it was really how this guy says it is. I'm glad FFXIII is going to be a true experience. I was worried linearity meant there was going to be no depth. I don't think this is the case. I just hope there is something to explore at some point and not simply run around finding crystals so I can then run somewhere else and kill a monster, find new crystal, and repeat. There just better be more to it than that. #3
1787d ago by hintonmj | View comment
I should be...
released on PSN... I'd buy it, but I don't need another console taking up space in my house. #2
1797d ago by hintonmj | View comment
I'm mentally preparing myself for what FFXIII is and getting excited.
I'm starting to think this game will be as great as I always thought it would be. Now that I'm prepared for a mostly linear, MGS type experience, that is much much longer than MGS, I am hyped up once again.

If you think about it, a more non-linear game is still linear if you do all the side-quests as they become available. A linear game just forces you to do all of the content. I've always liked having side-quests, but I do all of them anyway, become overpowered, and breeze thr... #2
1815d ago by hintonmj | View comment
Great little article
This felt like an article written specifically for me. It sounds like it's coming from my perspective and puts my mind at ease with the few criticisms we've all heard about the game. I did my best not to believe them, but it was still hard without some other people playing the game saying the criticisms are not very founded. #1
1824d ago by hintonmj | View comment
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