Pirates Claim US Final Fantasy XII Leaked

Yesterday, the rumor mill suggested an early copy of the US version of Final Fantasy XII, not scheduled for a release until the end of the month, leaked onto the pirating scene. Given the especially large download size and the need for torrents to grow a decent number of seeds (hosts who provide the files for "leechers" on torrents), however, there was little to no confirmation on whether the files were legit.

Considering only a few days ago there were false scares that Gears of War had similarly leaked (though how anyone would play a possibly leaked Xbox 360 game is another matter entirely), more details were needed. Since then, several sites have sprouted torrents for the game, with a growing number of users announcing it's completely in English and playable..

Aquanox6273d ago

I honestly believe that gaming websites should stop publiciting piracy achievements, whether they're true or false they only encourage people to find out and try to get a pirated copy of those games, specially for the ones that haven't even been released in such a big territory as the USA.

whateva6272d ago

how many game sites are you on

bilal6273d ago

available at every torrent site...


Final Fantasy XII Is the Perfect Final Fantasy Game to Play After XVI

Final Fantasy XVI makes big changes to the series. It has a new approach to combat and a mature story, that makes XII the perfect game to play after.

Flawlessmic165d ago

It's always a good time to play ff12. But more importantly absolutely everybody that has a ps5 should be playing ff16!!

What a game yoshi p and his team have delivered, we can only hope they have been handed the keys to next main line final fantasy and they can go back to back!!

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GhostScholar163d ago

He turned final fantasy into a 3rd person action game. A good one for sure, but not final

Flawlessmic163d ago

What is final fantasy?

If your telling me it's turn based/party then people aren't actually final fantasy fans they are mechanic fans of turn based games not final fantasy.

I could point to 20 different reasons why this is a proper final fantasy but going off everyone opinions apparently what makes a final fantasy is the mechanics and nothing else lol.

I guess final fantasy hasn't been final fantasy since X-2.

GhostScholar163d ago

I’m not saying just the turned based aspect makes a game final fantasy or not. It’s not that it’s not turn based only. I don’t like the combat at all in 16. It’s better than 15 for sure, but it just doesn’t feel like a final fantasy game. It reminds me more of the Witcher 3 than final fantasy. The setting, the look of the world. No sci fi aspects.

Flawlessmic163d ago (Edited 163d ago )

i still have to disagree dude, final fantasy games are made up of so much more, they have a certain heart & soul to them that make them easily identifiable and this game has all that heart and soul of a FF game as well ff staples below.

- the music
- chocobos
- moogles
- summons - Super heavy influence
- a grand epic story/ ps. they have done medieveil before like with ff9
- crystals - Super heavy influence
- cid

I mean the fact this game is basically all about crystals and eikons is about as FF as it gets, throw in the rest and i get it being action game may be weird but this is FF game through and through.

in terms of Sci fi, id say your probably still very early on in the game.

This is coming from an old school FF fan.

Terry_B165d ago

I also recommend Devil May Cry 3-5 if you liked FF16 a lot.

MrNinosan163d ago

Played them all, and no... Not at all like FFXVI except parts of the combat

Gardenia163d ago

I don't know if this is serious or sarcasm, but it says a lot of what Final Fantasy has become.

lucian229163d ago

ff12 was the worst ff imo; no character was unique because of the class system, so in cutscenes no character had an assigned weapon; they were all different skins of one another; the game played itself, the main character wasn't the main character and it was just a big eh

Nacho_Z163d ago

I think I preferred 12 to 13 but I agree with your assessment. It was very bland and not much fun to play.

lucian229163d ago

i liked 13 combat wise, and i think story wise, but then i really liked the 2nd game, and lightning returns was....odd but i liked it.

MrNinosan163d ago

Sounds like you were late to FFXII and only played Zodiac edition.

FFXII is a great game, still today, and with Zodiac, it became even better.

lucian229161d ago

nope lol i got ff12 at launch

GhostScholar163d ago

Final fantasy 7 remake is better than 16 in every way

lucian229161d ago

not at all; while i love my ff7, ff16 is epic constantly; no game has epic battles the way this one does

MadLad163d ago

Still the last one I really enjoyed.
Series is just all over the place anymore and, while people like the new arpg gameplay, it doesn't do anything for me.

goldwyncq163d ago

The world is the real star of XII. I didn't care about the character nor the story but the worldbuilding was excellent.

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Final Fantasy XII director shoots down 17-year rumor about the game's main character

First, the rumor itself. When Final Fantasy XII originally launched in 2006, plenty of players were left disappointed by protagonist Vaan, who many deemed to be dull and apathetic. From this, a rumor sprang forth than companion Basch was originally meant to be the protagonist of Final Fantasy XII, but was switched out of the role at the last minute.

This rumor has gained traction ever since, to the point where multiple outlets have reported it as fact, and Final Fantasy XII’s Wikipedia page (opens in new tab) even mentions it as part of the game's development. Now though, years after the rumor originated, original Final Fantasy XII director and scenario writer Yasumi Matsuno has stepped in to quash the rumor.

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