Final Fantasy Versus XIII: Is the excitement still there?

If you are a Final Fantasy fan, you are probably eager to find out if there are any updates for the Square-Enix’ Final Fantasy Versus XIII project, the one game that has the ability to save the franchise from ‘going downhill further’ so to speak.

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versusALL2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

Honestly, I don't care that much anymore about this game, it's been like what 6 years and there's barely any info on the game. I'm not saying it doesn't look good though, I think it looks fantastic but I'm just sick of waiting and clinging on every news that comes with this game, plus there so many good games out and coming out. When it comes out I'll get it but till then.

Godmars2902714d ago

After all this time I just feel to jerked around and manipulated.

Looks good, will likely pick it up when it comes out, but I refused to get excited for any curbs of news S/E cares to toss out.

MaxXAttaxX2714d ago

But if they show me something new(gameplay footage, story trailer and info) and a release date, then maybe.

Army_of_Darkness2714d ago

Is this game really in development or just another tech demo!?!

Peaceful_Jelly2714d ago

there's gameplay and story trailers and lots of info but no release date.

darren_poolies2714d ago

@ Peaceful_Jelly

'there's gameplay and story trailers'

Yet you link one video. :P

On topic I stopped caring a while ago actually.

DatNJDom812714d ago

If it's multiplat, then no. FFXIII showed me how square enix does multiplats. If its a PS3 exclusive then I will.

ZombieAssassin2714d ago

The only thing that could get me excited for this game again would be a set in stone release date.

Godmars2902714d ago

And really sad truth: there's a real possibility that what little has been shown so far after all of this time will barely be remotely close to what's finally released. Look at the original FFXIII trailer. Really look at it.

Could become more so if the thing goes multi while being being in exclusive production.

That word has just been used so much this gen, that its lost it true meaning.

sikbeta2714d ago

The hype for this game banished long ago, it's been years and nothing concrete, I don't even think they're a working on it, maybe it'll make a jump to the next gen, who knows but right now, I don't care about it...

karl2714d ago

i cant say i do anymore.. with so little info

but the game has managed to stay in my mind.. it has soo much potential for being the real FF experience that we all want...

we will see when its released.. if

ABizzel12714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

I think people still care, it's just now people are at the point of "I'll care when they show something new, or a release date."

Being mysterious is often a good way of marketing something, but being a mystery for years is a waste of everyone's time. They should have dropped 13-2, and stuck to making 13vs. My guess is 13-2 was based off of a lot of the content that Square supposedly dropped from the original game, to make a quicker release which is why we're seeing another title so soon.

But getting back on topic, most people still care, they're just sick of waiting.

Developers really missed out on this opportunity. If Square wants to take forever making what should be the best JRPG this gen, then another developer should have stepped up, and beat them to the punch. Having the go to JRPG this gen would help any developer instantly move to the big leagues since there really isn't a JRPG that defined this gen yet. Lost Odyssey, Demon's Soul's, and Valkyria Chronicles are the best rated original JRPG's this gen, but they're all high 8's.

badz1492714d ago

it will come out when it comes out kinda thing with FFvsXIII. don't care about it anymore but when it comes out, probably in another 5 years (joke of course), I'll check it out just to see what was taking them so long!

RedDead2714d ago

There's actually a LOT of info about this game out. PM me asking for what you want, there is alot out...just not alot of vids and a release date.

Still though I agree, they're keeping this too much under there info level. Either they are scared to show it because it sucks....or they don't want to overshadow the other games(FFXIII-2)

Hopefully the latter

The_Devil_Hunter2714d ago

I think it's so ridiculous how Square takes decades on releasing games it's just so frigging annoying. You cannot expect the fans to stay interested with sometimes that's shown once a year or maybe not even at that.

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RememberThe3572714d ago

I agree. I stopped caring last year when we didn't get really anything from them. Thats not to say that wont change, but I just don't care anymore. Same goes for Agent. We're already talking about new consoles yet these supposedly HUGE titles aren't even being talked about yet.

ShoryukenII2714d ago

This. It's worrying really.

thugbob2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

I'm still looking forwards to this game!!!

"Director Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Versus XIII's gameplay will be a realistic derivation of Kingdom Hearts's battle system with some elements of a third-person shooter."

"Battles will take place in real-time environments using all regions of the field, from the tops of buildings down to street level. Nomura said that the game will feature battles that take place in areas with great differences in height, as shown in the trailer, and the players will have to fight using the full environment. This means fighting what's in front, as well as above and below (vertical battles). The battle interface consists of several aspects, mainly Magic, Item, Summons and EX-ARTS."

"The game also uses a real-time event system, allowing players to suddenly be attacked or trigger certain events while walking around. For example, when Noctis reaches a pedestrian bridge, a behemoth beast will attack. Another example is a plane crashing into the road. Implementing these kinds of real time events, which transition seamlessly into the flow of gameplay, takes a long time in terms of development, said Nomura"

"Like some of the previous games in the Final Fantasy series the game will feature large open fields in the world map which allow players to walk through almost anything on the field apart from the mountains. Nomura has also mentioned that the fields are truly vast and that it was very far to traverse from one end to another; thus, to facilitate easy navigation, the game will feature the return of vehicles such as an airship along with a form of fast travel between specific locations on the world map as well as a car, allowing players to easily traverse the large fields. Players can ride cars, aircraft and Chocobos; they can also steal tanks."

"Weapons will have some sort of customization such as elemental attacks as well. The trailer also showed Noctis warping around killing enemies. Nomura explained that players won't be able to warp freely to every spot but will be able to warp to the location where the sword is placed but is limited to an attack gauge. This is one area that is being tested on so it's a matter of time to see if this all makes it into the final product. Summon beasts are in the game and will have to be defeated to be used."

This game will be BEAST!!!

TheBatman_Fanatic2714d ago

Great comment! I too feel the same way and have done the same thing. I am going to wait until Versus XIII comes out to get excited again; I have waited way too long for this game. Square Enix seems to push this game to the side to make other games. For that reason, I won't buy any Square Enix games until Versus XIII comes out. The games that come out by Square Enix right now are not that good anyway so this will be easy. lol

princejb1342714d ago

me 2 i was so hyped about this game but they announce this game so long ago and yet we barely have any info on it, like come on they just recently announced xiii-2 and they already have more info on that game than in versus, like how is that possible?

chidori6662714d ago

probably this game turned in multplataform ....

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pedrami912714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

For the rest of us ? maybe early well placed advertising could remedy the loss of excitement for us.

WhiteLightning2714d ago

Near the release they should announce "Final Fantasy 13 Versus is now a main FF release title...Final Fantasy 15"



That would certainly give it some attention.

MrSpace2714d ago



It's more to do with a personaly issue though, I don't want to see the last looking chance of a decent Final Fantasy game to be related to that crap named Final Fantasy 13 in anyway. The Fabula Nova Crystallis series crap failed Square. Please move on

Crystallis2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

How dare you say my name is crap..LOL j/k. But I agree this series has not lived up to the hype SE was spewing out. FFVSXIII needs to be outstanding and from what i'm seeing so far i think it will be.

iamtehpwn2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )

You say you don't want any more Fabula Nova Crystallis crap yet you say you want Final Fantasy Versus XIII? You realize how stupid that is? Versus XIII's story heavily depends on the Fabula Nova Crystallis Mythology.

Also keep in mind, XIII is the only game from the FBC mythos available so far. Wait for Type-0 and Versus at least to judge FBC.

In fact, if you rewatch the trailers and pay close attention to Noctis and Stella talking, it would seem they're L'cie of Etro.

And that's also why this game can't be rebranded as Final Fantasy XV, though I think it should be.

MrSpace2714d ago (Edited 2714d ago )


They even said themselfs it follows some things but it's not related in anyway. It dosen't stop them to not make it possible.

Oh and I meant the series failed as in all together, they wanted to get these three "amazing" games out one after another.....yet one sucked and the other two havent even came out yet.

Fishy Fingers2714d ago

A few nice trailers and the odd screen here and there dont really cut it when it's dragged out over 3 years without even so much as a release date.

Near release, probably, but right now, more excited for games that are actually coming out.

waltyftm2714d ago

Yes,really looking forward to this, and from what i have seen so far, i wont be dissapointed.

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