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Posted by Supermarius
@inspectah: i dont think the english voices are cheesy. Those are high quality voice actors and everything they are saying is said with just a bit too much emotion. Thats exactly how the seiyuu say their lines in the japanese version too, im sure. The thing is that i think alot of anime and jrpg fans give japanese voice actors too much credit. Because they cant understand what is being said or hear the subtle nuances i presume are present in the japanese language, fans just give the seiyuu the benefit of the doubt and presume they are there. They kinda presume that it sounds more awesome. I  think you can most clearly see this effect with japanese pop music. There are alot of english speakers who like jpop but hate american pop music. But is jpop somehow way deeper than us pop music, or way more complex? No, you just can't understand the inane lyrics and all you hear are  the catchy tunes. So you get the illusion that its better when its probably just on par.                      
Posted by inspectah

I really don't like FF at all but i can see why people would like it. But i always seem to buy one FF per console gen LOL just to check to see if i might like it . BTW english voices are very very cheesy

Posted by JackiJinx

SAAAARAAAAAAAA! AAAAAAAAAAAH!

Edited by Inquisitor

Airships? Check. 
Super gorgeous CGI but 6 years old in-game engine? Check. 
Giant walking thingy that in reality would be a physical impossibility to stand on its two feet? Check. 
Generic emoness even if the world outside of the protagonists minds is happy candy land? Check. 
Obviously set up love interest that dies half way through? Check.    
Bad guy Sephiroth look-alike? Check. 
 
Its a Final Fantasy all-right. I'm interested.
 
Posted by Durkano

No other game that long will look so amazing, kudos, Squenix, kudos. Names and dialouge are a bit odd though...
Posted by Pageboy

Why all the hate? 
Looks awesome, voice acting isn't bad (although i would like a Jap voice track with sub titles), music sounds great and I will buy a PS3 for this even though I own a 360.  JRPGs are different and thats what i like.
If you don't like JRPGs then don't buy it !!!    
PEACE

Posted by atomic_dumpling
@Djeffers03 said:
" boring, i dont understand why people love jrpg's so much, there all the fucking same, all about young girls "
I believe you answered your own question. Incidentally, I played through Sudeki mainly because the chicks looked kinda hot.
Posted by Woocifer

This looks horrible. Absolutely horrible. The environments, the costume design, the character design... it's candied for sure, it's clean and clear. But there is 0 soul or emotion in any of this. It sounds like a 12 year old trying to be melodramatic, so it fails in both directions.  It's like watching a sap dripping spanish soap opera. Beyond that the design of any and everything is so convoluted for no reason but pageantry. It's arrogantly flawed because it's trying to be something WAY too complex, which becomes EXTREMELY gaudy. I can't focus on the worth of anything in this video because there's too much crap I have to see through in order to understand where the shit starts and where it ends.  The story line in this presentation(which lets hope its presented better in the full title) is just awkward. I can't stand these cheesy RPGs. They come across to me like Las Vegas. Full of lights and loud noises and weird awkward glutton driven actions that really do no one any good at the end of the day. I can't do it...it's just too plastic and too cutesy and too forced. Here's your role-playing game that doesn't have any characters you can relate to, care for, or even understand the actions of. Why did that chick jump out of that floating excuse for a 'hovering Liberace' aircraft? Why did the huge evil looking 'god?' who showed up during a spell turn into a car and then spray exhaust all over the boss? What the hell is with that? Sure, why don't we have one of the super fantabulous spells have a half sea-horse half-golf ball show up and chuck jelly donuts light on fire, but then the half golf ball sea horse turns into a book and the guy reads 43,000 hps off the enemy dragon, lacey, saw blade, neon veined, half pizza head, half crystal ball, 3,000 rockets out of it's toes, flaming hole in the middle of it's chest adorned with spines that shoot cheese sauce....man I'm not even gunna bother going on. I'll just summarize it like this:
 
It looks like an RPG where the Jonas Brothers are main characters saving Duran Duran from the grips of super ultra ridiculous mega tentacle MGS4 transformer worm enemies.
 
Seriously if you dig that stuff, more power to ya... but holy crap I feel like I need to brush my teeth after watching that.

Posted by RollHard86

1:20ish to 2:60ish looks kickass.

Posted by heatDrive88

Emo characters, ridiculous visuals, bad voice overwork, confusing-as-fuck storyline, interspersed J-pop that nobody will recognize in the North American market, and a sense of grandeur that even Kanye West can't match. Very classic Final Fantasy. 
 
I can't be the only one that has been uninterested in the Final Fantasy series since 7 or 8 right? Even then, looking back, I don't know how I put up with 7.
 
Posted by JukeboxJoe
@TeflonBilly said:
" @JukeboxJoe said:
" @TeflonBilly said:
" @JukeboxJoe: Not only are you a huge fanboy, but you're an epic lolcow getting milked dry by a troll. Sometimes I wish there was an intelligence test before you can use the internet "
Ah, you must be the funny guy "
I'm as funny as a brain tumor or a pakistani car accident. you however are a terrible fanboy or an ignoramus of the nth degree. You can decide yourself, but what you should've done is shut the fuck up and licked your wounds. Now go ride a wheelbarrow full of dicks, you simpleton "

Licked my wounds? Do you think you've wounded me with you're harsh words and your 10 year old insults? I'll back off and leave you to caress you're pathetic ego
Posted by Djeffers03

boring, i dont understand why people love jrpg's so much, there all the fucking same, all about young girls

Posted by PenguinDust
@Grimes:   Classic "Hero of the Web".  It took me a moment to figure out it was a joke.  Very well done!
 
The game itself looks beautiful, but that is to be expected.  But, at least in the trailer, I haven't seen that much melodrama in a long long time.  Chances are I'll get get it, but I do hope Square has injected a healthy dose of comic-relief to balance all that tear-jerker mush.
Posted by simian

I might be interested if they release it with a Japanese audio track + Subtitles cause MAN that's some weak ass voice acting.
Also is it just me or do most of the characters very little emotive qualities?

Edited by Shaanyboi

1) That's some pretty shitty dialogue...
 
2) Why can't Square fucking learn how to cut a trailer to make it look.. I don't know... interesting?  No, not 7 minutes... not to a generic j-pop song throughout the whole thing.  Something that gets the point of what the plot is about, done.  Look at trailers like Dead Space, Force Unleashed, Prince of Persia: Two Thrones... Hell, I'm not a GTA fan but the Ballad of Gay Tony trailer is DRASTICALLY better than this.
 
3) Everything about this trailer, and the story they've presented, is exactly why I've given up on 90% of JRPGs.

Posted by egads

Were all FFs this melodramatic?  I honestly dont remember anything like this from FFs before 10.

Posted by Nick

 

This trailer made me less interested in the game.

Posted by Brendan
@ashogo said:
"Well, the flashy visuals lived up to my expectations, for sure. Not sure about the story yet, but I still hate the name "Lighting". "

Remember the name "Cloud"?  Crazy tmes.
Posted by high_seraph

every other game in between now and the time this comes out is pure filler.

Posted by CaptainApollo13

I think that people need to settle down about the english dub, it is not finished, there is not even a solid date for the U.S yet and I have to believe that the main reason is because they are perfecting the dub (and finishing the 360 port). Also, I have a feeling that they might have just thrown an english dub on this trailer and it is not actually from in the game, seeing how it is from TGS. And it really isn't that bad of a dub, not great, but passable, and certainly better than reading subtitles the whole game......
 
Be a little more optimistic, Square Enix usually doesn't put out games of poor quality and that includes the voice acting. You may not like their games but that isn't because of the quality.

Posted by Media_Master

Looks nice

Posted by ashogo
@Lawdaddy said:
" Looks like all the other FF games.  I lost interested a couple versions ago.    I guess that's the way all sequels are though.  I love COD (own all of them) and they all look/play the same.    I guess I'm just not into RPG's anymore.  It would take something very original to capture my interest.  Blah, blah, blah...I'm sure none of you really care what this guy in Washington even thinks anyway.  Who's even reading this?  Who gives a crap?  "
Try the world ends with you on ds. Super original, hellz of addictive.
Posted by ashogo

Well, the flashy visuals lived up to my expectations, for sure. Not sure about the story yet, but I still hate the name "Lighting".

Posted by MiserableGerm
@Gregomasta: Hey little boy, MAN UP! Enjoy your generic shooters and crap. Don't forget the Japanese saved the Gaming Industry so you need to show thanks!
Posted by mattysen

10 seconds in: Close the browser, break my computer and then scatter the remains into the four corners of the earth....YOU DO NOT HAVE A FUCKING ENGLISH ACCENT IN FINAL FANTASY!!!GRRRR!
 
Looks like the Japanese version if they do subtitles

Posted by Kycon90
@loldetaerleo said:
" Wow the voiceacting sure is ass. "
Ya, damn this might be the worst voice acting i've seen in a while.  It sounds like a fan sub someone made down in their basement with a rock band mic or something.
Posted by TeflonBilly
@JukeboxJoe said:
" @TeflonBilly said:
" @JukeboxJoe: Not only are you a huge fanboy, but you're an epic lolcow getting milked dry by a troll. Sometimes I wish there was an intelligence test before you can use the internet "
Ah, you must be the funny guy "
I'm as funny as a brain tumor or a pakistani car accident. you however are a terrible fanboy or an ignoramus of the nth degree. You can decide yourself, but what you should've done is shut the fuck up and licked your wounds.
Now go ride a wheelbarrow full of dicks, you simpleton
Posted by turbomonkey138
@VanTesla: lol responding to trolls . Don't feed them
Posted by turbomonkey138
@DragoonKain1687: the only reason you like the original Japanese voice acting is because you can't understand what they say and therefore it sounds coooool . Im sure if you knew Japanese the voice acting would be about the same shitness as every fucking JRPG god you otaku's piss me off . Respect your own fucking languge .
Posted by haggis

My GOD, who could play this shit? Overwrought acting, incomprehensible fighting, music that makes you want to puke? Men that look like women? Ridiculous voice acting? It's like a fucking soap opera. What a waste of time.

Posted by AURON570

at some points it was obvious that the lips didn't sync with the sound, but other times it fit really well. it's starting to look like more of a cross between FFX and FF12. I haven't played 12 so the battle sequence looks completely foreign, but i'm sure there are in-game tutorials and stuff. looks really good.

Posted by AV_Gamer

Perhaps the first Video Game Soap Opera. I can't wait!

Posted by natetodamax

That was...... beautiful *sheds tear*

Posted by Number1

Damn the english track is way better. The japanese one is hella emo IMO. Gonna get this for PS3 after seeing the quality of the cutscenes itl should look sick in bluray.

Posted by Dryker

Well, the translation seems pretty good. You can still tell its done by a native Japanese, though, but a pretty damn good one nonetheless. Quite a bit of the tense is off, if only they would hire a Japanese translator and then a Western translator to translate that. Athough the cheese would still be present. That's just the way the Japanese tell stories: overly expressive as if each expression is an icon unto itself. Highly archetypical. Very much looking forward to it, just hope I have the time to play it.
Posted by MeatSim

All I saw was a bunch of nonsense and melodrama.

Posted by sickVisionz

The sound/emotion of the voices didn't match up with the animation in the body and face alot of times.  People are screaming but the facial expression looks like they're speaking at a regular level.  Stuff like that kills it for me.  Hopefully there is a jpn language track w/lip-syncing.  I bet the animations and tones of voice match up better on that one.

Edited by bybeach
@Gregomasta said:

" @MiserableGerm: I was really hoping I'd be able to have a team full of 3 badass's who shoot first, ask questions later, and then smoke cigarettes or something else cool.  From what I've seen I might even light girly boy's storyline better then snow or chick cloud's too!  So in conclusion, who else is looking forward to borderlands? "


i am, I hear claptrap wears a dress, so you wouldn`t know.....oo
Posted by BoOzak

The storyline & presentation looks awesome, although i'm not a fan of the battle system. I hated FFX-2's battle system, everything just seemed too chaotic and it felt like it was more about chaining together combos than figuring out a strategy. (i didnt get far in that game so there's probably more depth) Well i'm gonna play it regardless, hopefully it'll ease you into it more than FFX-2 did.. and if not there's always the sexy cutscenes ;)

Posted by loldetaerleo

Wow the voiceacting sure is ass.

Edited by Gregomasta
@MiserableGerm: Well that's a general and foolish thing to say if I do say so myself.  You're generalizing me as an average gamer who has broad range of games when infact you don't know my game collection at all, as I am a pc gamer only at the moment I'll read to you my steam list of installed games.  Braid[maybe he's bitching about stuff but the fact remains he's fucking crazy, not a tough guy who gets punked by some broad(who is also crying about not being able to run away from...life) and a little girly boy],Counter strike 1.6, Counter Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Garry's Mod, Half-Life, Half-Life:Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Left 4 Dead, Osmos, Portal, Star Wars: Kotor, Street Fighter 4, Team Fortress 2, TrackMania United Forever, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 3.
 If you can find a bunch of pussy's bitching and whining in any of those games then please, do enlighten me. 
 
I really had some hope for FF13.  Any FF game is an enjoyable game no doubt, but I'm not into girly boy main characters, or characters full of teenage angst.  So snow seemed like a light at the end of the tunnel.  Then I saw him get bitched out by lightning(chick cloud) and then double bitched out by the girly boy.  The black guy is clearly the most bad ass, looks like someone is killing or killed his son now that's some shit to get emotional over but looks like he just gets angry and bad ass over it(EVEN BETTER!)  I was really hoping I'd be able to have a team full of 3 badass's who shoot first, ask questions later, and then smoke cigarettes or something else cool.  From what I've seen I might even like girly boy's storyline better then snow or chick cloud's too!  So in conclusion, who else is looking forward to borderlands?
Posted by FatalError
@Hilbert said:
" @MiserableGerm said:
"Guys, I think its safe to say we have become alot more worse than YOUTUBE COMMENTS.   Do you guys like that label? "

"
I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way.
Posted by NiteStocker

The acting and writing seems just as good or better then half of the crap on tv .  I'am curious to see how this turns out, tho mounting your summons looks wierd.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Dialogue seems pretty corny, but at least it looks cool. I'd like to see more gameplay though rather than just cutscenes, since that's what you'll be doing the majority of the time.

Posted by JukeboxJoe
@TeflonBilly said:
" @JukeboxJoe: Not only are you a huge fanboy, but you're an epic lolcow getting milked dry by a troll. Sometimes I wish there was an intelligence test before you can use the internet "

Ah, you must be the funny guy
Posted by Hilbert
@MiserableGerm said:
"Guys, I think its safe to say we have become alot more worse than YOUTUBE COMMENTS.   Do you guys like that label? "

 
Posted by Hilbert

 
Not only is the writing shitty, the voice acting is even worse? Sounds like a bunch of leftover hippies wrote this shit. I really hope the game comes with a japanese track and English subtitles. 
 
In fact why don't they go back to the silent movie style. 
 
 

 
Posted by Scooper
@Symphony said:
" @Scooper said:
" That guy doesn't look right. There's no men's men in these sorta games it's all fairies with bad goatees. Except for the dude with the afro, he looks badass! "
What about Yang in IV? Galuf in V? Sabin or Cid in VI? Cid or Barret in FFVII? Steiner in IX? Auron in X? Balthier in XII?  No men's men, wut? You even contradicted your own argument with your last sentence? Augh! "
OK OK! I'll say not enough for me. I did enjoy Barret in VII, he was awesome!
Posted by MiserableGerm

Guys, I think its safe to say we have become alot more worse than YOUTUBE COMMENTS. 
 
Do you guys like that label?

Posted by Hilbert
@Grimes said:
"Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.  Sephiroth... "

Thank you.