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Posted by Sarnecki

A dude named Snow?  Really?  I'll take 12 any day.

Posted by TeflonBilly

Bwahaha, the comments field here is glorious.
From the Heroes Of The Web to the poor retards falling for trolling about the console wars, I'm amazed some of the posters here haven't been shamed away from the internet.
 
As for the video, it looks absolutely horrendous. Just mindblowingly bad.
Fabulous CG, but should a game in 2009/2010 really have to rely on it's CG to make people pumped?
The battle sequences looked terrible, what the hell was up with the textures?
Summoning Transformers now?
The Japanese gonna take on a racism parable while having a visual steretype in Funky Student there?
Melodrama so overwrought in a 7 minute demo that it already makes me cringe more that FF8's "SAME ORPHANAGE BUT FORGOT!"
 
And this is from a guy who didn't mind disc 2 of Xenogears.

Posted by TeflonBilly

Oh yeah, how dare you people question the name Snow!
 
 

Posted by Spacetrucking
@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.

"
 
 
    
Is that YOU ? Thanks for the laughs dude!
Posted by Roundtree_X
@Xeiphyer said:
"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 :( "

I feel you here...I think I'm gonna avoid them all til the games comes out....
Posted by Symphony
@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!
Posted by JukeboxJoe
@Kazona said:
"@JukeboxJoe said:

" @tedbear said:

" @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. "
"
Are you kidding? Having to do 360 versions of games holds back the PS3's potentional, because developers have to account for the 360's inferior hardware. Looks great, but the music made it seem so cheesy "
You're both idiot fanboys, that is the only fact.  More on topic, I definitely prefer the Japanese voices. "

How does that make me a fanboy? The fact is the PS3 has better hardware than the 360. The 360 does loads of things better than PS3, it's online service for one is head and tails better than the PS3. Why is anyone who says anything again a console automatically a fanboy?
Posted by Lydian_Sel

This franchise has always been shockingly melodramatic but jeez, this looks like a whole new level.
 
YOU COULDN'T SAVE HER!!!!!

Posted by TeflonBilly
@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
Posted by TeflonBilly

I'm just hoping this game will have a scene to top this
 
 

Posted by MCXCI

Ewww

Posted by Hilts

The American voices dont really fit together with the futureistic eastern settings and story. Squaer Enix should employ English speaking Japanese voice actors to give an authentic sound to the dialogue. This would be a minor cost to a huge budget AAA game like FF. 
 
Looks great though.

Posted by MiserableGerm
@Gregomasta: You know the games you play have that stuff in it too. Just not as apparent.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 loldetaerleo

Wow the voiceacting sure is ass.

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 ;)

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 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.

Posted by MeatSim

All I saw was a bunch of nonsense and melodrama.

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 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 natetodamax

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

Posted by AV_Gamer

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

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 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 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 turbomonkey138
@VanTesla: lol responding to trolls . Don't feed them
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 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 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 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 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 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 Media_Master

Looks nice

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 high_seraph

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

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 Nick

 

This trailer made me less interested in the game.

Posted by egads

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

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 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?