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Posted by divakchopra

Dragon Age will blow this out of the water.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

@VanTesla 
 
I knew someone was going to say something about it lol. 
I decided to leave his comment alone since I knew someone would do a better job than say "no" like I would. 
 
I think the only Final Fantasy that has blood in it is the new one, "Final Fantasy Versus 13", will be the first game to have blood in it. At least, that's what I remember reading.
Posted by 88Fingers

oh noooo's it's teh emo final fagasy game.
 
Once again, the Japanese show  just  how out of touch they are with
what's relevant in gaming today.
 
ugh... feminine looking "men"
turn based rpg... ugh ugh ugh
 
Times have changed. English game developers
have totally surpassed Japanese gaming.
 
Bethesda,  Bioware,  Blizzard
 
Now there's quality game developers.

Posted by Meteora
@HCARyan: So what about the time Square jumped from Nintendo to Sony, eh?
Posted by catalystex
@88Fingers said:
" oh noooo's it's teh emo final fagasy game.  Once again, the Japanese show  just  how out of touch they are with what's relevant in gaming today.  ugh... feminine looking "men" turn based rpg... ugh ugh ugh  Times have changed. English game developers have totally surpassed Japanese gaming.  Bethesda,  Bioware,  Blizzard  Now there's quality game developers. "
two words: cultural difference
Posted by Zaapp1

Think I'll buy 5...

Posted by WarlordPie

Yep, it's final fantasy. Voice acting is decent, the combat looks interesting... could of done without the random clips from the story set to crappy j-pop though.

Posted by lolwot

I don't think the Japanese voice acting is better just because you can't comprehend it.

Posted by Meteora
@lolwot: I agree. All the voices in Japanese sound the same, every single Japanese drama I've encountered so far.
Posted by HCARyan
@Meteora said:

" @HCARyan: So what about the time Square jumped from Nintendo to Sony, eh? "

That's a copy paste from someone on the NeoGAF forums.  It was also parodied in this youtube video, which is pretty hilarious when people take it seriously: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-uTnqYHZ-I
 
The point of posting it was to show how retarded one sounds when they argue about which console is better.
Posted by D_W

Oh man.. This is game is going to be hilarious!
Posted by insane_shadowblade85

@catalystex 
 
Exactly. I don't see why all of us in the West can't comprehend that. That stuff works over there because it's been apart of their media history, and every time a lot of us in the West see it, we think, "That looks so dumb, why is it popular." 
 
I'm sure the Japanese do the same thing when they look at what we like and what we consider popular. 
 
Japanese games have super pretty dudes,  while western games have characters that look like they've been roiding for the past decade.
Posted by Pathos

IS it me or does the guy @ 4:01 look a little bit like Otacon from MGS4?

Posted by MEBs

Looks good.

Posted by Nexas

Kanji shacking up with Rise?

Edited by GioVANNI

"Save... cocoon."
 
: |

Posted by gunslingerNZ
@HCARyan said:
"

Square just shot themselves in the foot.

I don’t know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I’m an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It’s not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance. 

What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXIII for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square’s games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.

Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.

"
Wow what was square thinking! They really should have consulted with an expert on their own culture such as yourself before making this move, idiots!
Posted by juice8367

I actually liked most of the voice acting but the cheesiness of the script is sorta annoying.

Posted by Delta_Ass
@GioVANNI said:
" "Save... cocoon."  : | "
They were totally channeling Steve Gutenberg.
Posted by IMTHEONEKILLINU
@HCARyan said:
"

Square just shot themselves in the foot.

...

What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXIII for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square’s games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.

Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.

"
Oooohhh reeeaaallllyyyy?  You honestly think this game is the end for SE?  Sorry, but that made me laugh.  So they'll only sell half a gazillion, rather than a whole gazillion.  I'm no FF fan, in fact I've never finished a single FF game, but this game is going to sell.  I don't have the faintest idea of the plot, but it's damn pretty and I'm buying it.  The Japanese are going to buy it too.  I'm guessing at the very least, half a million units in Japan in the first month alone.
Posted by Delta_Ass
@insane_shadowblade85 said:
"Japanese games have super pretty dudes,  while western games have characters that look like they've been roiding for the past decade. "
A lot of Western games are shooters with you playing the role of some sort of space marine, or modern day soldier. So it makes sense that they'd be at least a little muscular. When the games aren't about war, the protagonists generally look like somewhat more ordinary people, like Niko Bellic, Max Payne, etc.
 
There's no real reason why you always have to be an effeminate 15 year old boy with crazy hair.
Posted by Gregomasta

Thanks for the 7 mintues, makes me remember I want nothing to do with FF.  Final Fantasy, where everyone's bitching and crying about being a pussy.

Posted by Grimes
@gunslingerNZ said:
" @HCARyan said:
"

Square just shot themselves in the foot.

I don’t know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I’m an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It’s not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance. 

What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXIII for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square’s games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.

Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.

"
Wow what was square thinking! They really should have consulted with an expert on their own culture such as yourself before making this move, idiots! "
FAREWELL... HERE`S A TOAST TO YA. *Drinks milk*
Posted by Captainlunchbox
@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... "

Hahahahhahhahahaha.
Posted by insane_shadowblade85
@Delta_Ass:
Well, don't quote me on this stuff, but the games with young kids as the main character are usually aimed toward that younger audience. If kids around that age are gonna play the game over there then they want those kids to be able to identify with the characters more. 
 
And that's true about the buff dudes, but you can still see my point on some level. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with either one, it just gets to me when people on US message boards call out things they see in Asia as dumb. Being an Asian that was born and grew up in the US, I've had more than my fill of it. 
 
Also, I actually like both character types. Again, being an Asian in the US I've been exposed to both super tough/gruff Western characters with the rough scratchy voices, to characters who are young in age and looks that have been popular in Japan since it spread to a lot of Asian countries. 
Posted by Champy
@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! "
that''s what i was thinking, that afro guy is the most pro!
Posted by guiseppe
@88Fingers said:
" oh noooo's it's teh emo final fagasy game.  Once again, the Japanese show  just  how out of touch they are with what's relevant in gaming today.  ugh... feminine looking "men" turn based rpg... ugh ugh ugh  Times have changed. English game developers have totally surpassed Japanese gaming.  Bethesda,  Bioware,  Blizzard  Now there's quality game developers. "
Ever see a Blood Elf male in World of Warcraft? They're pretty damned feminine looking and they are the creation of Blizzard. Sporting anime-looking hairstyles. Something that originates from Asia. Furthermore, people have different tastes in games, if you don't like it, don't buy it. I on the other hand can't wait til this comes out as I've enjoyd every FF game I've played so far. And I doubt it'll be any different with this one.
Posted by LaszloKovacs

I think I grew out of the Final Fantasy games at some point. Everything since FFX has been absolutely toxic to me.
 
@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... "
POST OF THE CENTURY.
Edited by Delta_Ass
@insane_shadowblade85 said:

" @Delta_Ass: I'm not saying there's anything wrong with either one, it just gets to me when people on US message boards call out things they see in Asia as dumb.  "

People only call out stuff in Asia when it's dumb. Take sushi for example, they don't call it out, cause it's not dumb. Sushi tastes good. That's why it's internationally popular. There's no anti-Asian or anti-Japanese agenda at work here. When people learn about stuff like tentacle rape hentai, or schoolgirl panties sold in vending machines, guess what, they're gonna call it out as being dumb.
 
It's equal opportunity disdain here. Take Uwe Bolle. He's not, as far as I know, Asian. Yet we make fun of him a lot. His movies are crap. Just like this Final Fantasy trailer. They're both fair game for ridicule.
Edited by Unlogik
@HCARyan: 
 
Haha! Obviously your an expert on Japanese culture. Because you've read books on feudal Japan and played games with samurai right? At least that what it seems like form your cultural ideals of Japan, but in reality a lot of the successful people in Japan are in their position because they've swindled, stolen, and lied to get where they are. Hell, the biggest music label in Japan is funded by Yakuza. 
 
Get your fanboy junk outta your ass because we all know you're gunna buy it anyway. Shit, I will.
Posted by Tarsier

These are the worst mouth animations I've ever seen.

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Posted by Count_Elmdor

Looks like your typical overwrought Japanese melodrama from TV, complete with the cheesey pop song behind it all. 
 
I think I'll just replay a non-Nomura FF this go around, thanks.

Posted by Kajaah117
@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... "
Where's Shawn Elliott when you need him? I smell a hero of the web.
Posted by Progman9000

I'm baffled as to why anyone making this game thought "Snow" was a cool name.

Posted by Alphazero
@X360_boner said:
" Wish this was 360 exclusive so they didn't have to tone down the blood and violence, once again the 360 is kept from reaching its full potential because the ps3 version is holding it back. "
I question if you, Mr. X360_boner -- if that is your real name -- are totally impartial on the matter of differences in content between the PS3 and Xbox360.
Posted by pong

@Tarsier said:

"These are the worst mouth animations I've ever seen. "

That's because this was originally in Japanese. They're just dubbing it over with English and trying to make it synch as best as possible. I mean considering how different the japanese and english language are, the synching is decent for the most part.

Posted by Xeiphyer

UGHHHH!!!! Why did I watch this?!?! I am really looking forward to FF13, but this was just full of spoilers... I really wish I didn't watch this :(

Posted by Delta_Ass
@mjwyoshi64 said:
" I'm baffled as to why anyone making this game thought "Snow" was a cool name. "
Well, look at what they've used in the past. Names like "Cloud" and "Squall."
 
This is pretty much par for the course, I'd say.
Edited by KuwabaraTheMan

Game looks fucking awesome. Easily looks like 2010's GOTY right now (although Mass Effect 2, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and Dragon Quest IX will be strong contenders), and the game is absolutely stunning. The combat looks great, and the story seems incredibly interesting. I also thought the voice acting in the trailer was great, and the music was really fitting. I can't wait.

Posted by bshirk
@ptys: 
 
No, most of Square's key members left the company after the Square-Enix merger, which is one of the major reasons for the downfall in quality of their products.
Posted by bshirk
@GrumpyTheDorf: 
 
Hahaha if only that weren't true.
Posted by Det1

holy crap, this final fantasy actually looks awesome!
...save for the combat system, of course.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Yep this is typical JRPG voice acting...
 
Heh looks like they did not finish the in-game voice acting yet.

Posted by Progman9000
@Delta_Ass said:
" @mjwyoshi64 said:
" I'm baffled as to why anyone making this game thought "Snow" was a cool name. "
Well, look at what they've used in the past. Names like "Cloud" and "Squall."  This is pretty much par for the course, I'd say. "
True.  Although while those are still not good names by any means, Snow just seems... Mismatched.
Posted by JackLumber
@OllyOxenFree: 
 
i.e. Mostly Shit. The voice acting and the music killed the trailer for me. I don't know if I could play through a whole game like that. (admittedly, some of it was the lip synching. Check out Snow laughing near the beginning of the trailer.) 
 
Which sucks, because visually, it's amazing.
Posted by Beomoose

3 thoughts:
 
I'm already sick of the douche in the trenchcoat
 
Effing AMAZING visuals
 
Brother with a fro, taking down fools with his whip? WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Edited by ChrisTilton

WOW. This voice acting is TEEEERRRRRIBBBLLLEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Astonishingly terrible.
 
EDIT: Just finished watching. That's probably one of the most cheesy d-grade videos I've ever seen. I'd be embarrassed to have my name associated with this.

Posted by CL60

Is it just me or does the lip syncing in the CG cutscenes look awful but the lip syncing in-game looks good?

Posted by GoodKn1ght
@DragoonKain1687 said:
" Maaan the dubbing sucks serious monkey hairy balls. Wish I knew Japanese. Damn man, how can it be so bad after the amazing work in Final Fantasy XII? "
i think they haven't localized it yet, i could be wrong though
Posted by Sly_Ry

I just don't get it.