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@Shaanyboi said:

this is seriously the worst trailer i've ever fucking seen. I think I'll stick with Dragon Age

This is seriously one of the best trailers i've ever fucking seen. I'm glad i ditched dragon age :)

Posted by LiquidPrince
@Cynical_Gamer said:
" The english dub is awful. Why couldn't we get FFXIII with the Japanese track with subtitles? "
It's amazing... What are you talking about. Obviously you haven't heard real bad dubs. Also this song isn't in the actual game, nor has the song in game been replaced... It's just for the trailer.
Posted by Shaanyboi

this is seriously the worst trailer i've ever fucking seen.  I think I'll stick with Dragon Age

Posted by Cynical_Gamer

The english dub is awful. Why couldn't we get FFXIII with the Japanese track with subtitles?

Edited by Cadmus

- "Shoot me!" 
- "NO!" 
- "SHOOT MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 
 
lol the story is going to be a thousands times worse then 10 since they seem to be going in that direction, but it won't be as boring as 12 will be good.

Posted by TheSilentTruth

Not bad voice acting, but then again I'm not to critical of things like that in games. 
  @Jackel2072 said:

" the main problem with the trailer is the music. why they replaced the score with this pop trash is beyond me. "

 Agreed. *ugh* I wish I could mute it.
Edited by Jackel2072

the main problem with the trailer is the music. why they replaced the score with this pop trash is beyond me. oh wait! thats because they're trying to appeal to a western audience. For the futrue most  western gamers play JRPG's becuase... well there JRPG's =p one thing people never talk trash about is FF's fantastic soundtrack. i mean for god sakes they have an entire concert deticated to it! wow i dont even like Final Fantasy that much and im on a rant... now thats saying something.

Posted by jt1080

You haters are f'ing crazy. Game looks amazing. If you aren't into Final Fantasy games and JRPGs then why act surprised that you think this looks "lame."

Posted by krazy_kyle

Terrible, JUST TERRIBLE. 
Cheesy and yuk
Posted by JiuJitsuka85
@G24S said:
" Looks like an animated chick flick. :/ "
 
Final Fantasy: Twilight
 
THE HORROR!!!
Posted by willman2

o my god i cant wait to get this game
Edited by mrmanga
@Leewow: 
Ah ok thanks for info! 
He does sound similar.
Posted by mewarmo990

I lol'd hard. 98% of people bashing the English dub are weeaboos that don't even know any Japanese. IMO from what I've played so far (about 1/3 in) it's very, very good, but not perfect - there is at least one high-pitched squeaky voice that Western audiences tend to hate, and the way Sazh is dubbed in Japanese is a bit stereotypical (from the Japanese perspective) black guy. The Western release seems surprisingly decent. I really liked that they re-synced the animations to match the language track.
 
If you're lucky, Square MIGHT come out with an International Version like they did with FFX, where you have the option of choosing both audio and menu languages. If they can fit both tracks on the disc, and even then, you might have to import it. Be glad that they actually invested some serious effort in localization, even if it does fall a bit short. Why they chose that Leona Lewis song... puzzles me, though.
 
SAZH IS OSCAR MIKE

Posted by zudthespud

So.... Jailbait, Leona Lewis, Jailbait that's actually male, action scenes, title card? As someone who has never played a Final Fantasy game I can safely say I have no interest in starting here.

Posted by Branthog
@championfetus said:
" I think the song goes good with the trailer. Especially the last minute. Looking forward to this. "
Sure, it goes together fantastic with the trailer if you're marketing the game to tween girls. If the game ever had any chance of appealing to me, it lost it all when I had to start listening to this bullshit "girls are doin' it for themselves" top-40 pop charts bland generic warbly voiced "music you'll hear in the dressing room of a Ross Dress For Less store" crap. Whoever thought that was a good idea missed by a mile.
Posted by Branthog

If only I was a twelve year old girl. I would eat this shit up.

Posted by championfetus

I think the song goes good with the trailer. Especially the last minute. Looking forward to this.

Posted by SneakyPenguins

Words can't express how exited i am for this game

Posted by Brazzle

 You know, sometimes I start to convince myself that maybe (just maybe) I might be missing out by totally ignoring the entire Final Fantasy series.
 
Then I see trailers like this, laugh myself silly, and scold myself for being so weak.
 
"And I became lightning"
 
Great stuff.

Posted by Banjo_ace

the vo sounds fine

Posted by Leewow

whats with all the aussie hate (if you are going to be racist go to ign) the song is catchy but isnt fitting but if you are going to completely hate this game cos of one song you are a fool (why are you complaining about and watching a trailer for a game you have already imported)

Posted by Leewow
@mrmanga: snow does sound like nolan north but its not (i looked it up the first time i heard it)
Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

ENDURANCE RUN!

Posted by HiroSeven

This is great, I dont have many qualms with the voiceovers, they're not meant to be realistic just like the game is. I personally prefer the japanese voices, but the NA ones aren't too bad at all.  I don't care too much for the NA musical choice, but then again it could be worse I suppose.
 
Is it true that theres little to no town exploration? If so I think that's where SE is taking a risk, as taking in the sights of beautifully designed towns has been a staple for FF games since FF1 really. I guess this will be the first game in the series that won't have that aspect. Oh well, everything else looks exceptional and I'm looking forward to it's release.  
 
-hiro
Posted by mrmanga

Not to bad voicework. Is that Nolan North i heard somewhere?
Im not enjoying Lightnings voice tough. Other then that looks great and all. Definetly getting this.

Posted by zudthespud
@G24S said:
" Looks like an animated chick flick. :/ "
Posted by G24S

Looks like an animated chick flick. :/

Posted by Yummylee

Yuk
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Edited by xionpunk

I think the english dub is fine, leona lewis however, is killing me. 
 
Edit: man, a lot of people bashing the VO. I'm pretty sure it will be better than 90 percent of the voicework in games originally released in english though. Japanophiles...

Edited by Hamz

Looks interesting

Edited by CaptainObvious

After Lightning's parents died she decided that she would strike terror into the hearts of villains as...Litening. 
  
Also, evil pope is parodying Mr.T?

Posted by Genjai

Not bad. I really do hope the gameplay is closer to FFX than FFXII. It's a personal preference, but I still like turn-based combat.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

I dunno what the hell is going on, but I'm in.

Posted by chrisojemmo

I'm not a Final Fantasy person but this trailer makes me want to buy it!

Edited by Royale

side pony tail FTW! 
 
One thing that SquareEnix doesn't suck at is their cut scenes.

Posted by Ariketh
@HCARyan said:
" Can the Japanese elitist shut the fuck up please?  The voice acting in this trailer is well preformed and well synced.  The song sounds fine, and I don't really care that one J pop song is going to be replaced.  This isn't some no name they pulled off the street to do the song, they actually put thought and effort into it.  Go play an imported copy and stop complaining that you can't hear your video game in its original glorious nippon.  This isn't like the Shining Force 3, we've come way too damn far to have people bitch about THIS voicework.  And if you don't know what I'm talking about then just listen to the horror: 
http://shiningforceacting.ytmnd.com/ "
Lol @ link
 
I dunno. I live in Japan and I am not very interested in this game. Most people I know don't care much about it either. If I were to play it, I would be fine with playing the NA version. Voicework seems good. I don't care for the song, but I don't care much for the Japanese song either, so either way it is a loss for me.
 
I think people only like the voicework from Japan because they don't understand it - even if they don't realize that is why they like it. If they do understand it, then why are they complaining about this? They can just import the game (like you said) and live happily ever after. Not that many people in America speak, or even care to speak, Japanese.
 
People need to chill out. If this having English voice acting is the end of the world for them, then they seriously need to rethink their spoiled lives.
Posted by Slippery

Nothing normal about that aussie accent, its going to grate my terribly if I play this.

Posted by Cefka

Most FF games until now have had a melody as their main theme. My favourite is the one for FF9, it sets the tone for the world... kind of connects you to the destiny and feelings of the characters. A pop song like this does not do it for me. Seems like they are trying to cater to mainstream gamers. The reviews mentioning the one button combat system also hints at this. Voice acting and presentation seems great but what about depth of story and characters?
 
I have played all FF games except for 11 and I have the complete soundtracks for 4-12. I could be considered an FF fanboy... but for some reason I am not getting excited over this. When is FF not FF anymore?

Posted by Southgrove

The hair stands on the back of my neck.

Posted by echopool

1:21 OTACON!!!

Posted by Slaneesh

Not the song i would have picked

Posted by Kirathian

Man I can't stop watching this...  Well at least the last 60 seconds. 
 
GOD DAMN!  The visual feast for my eyes is worth the price of admission for this game.  And I didn't even notice Kanji = Snow until I read it in the comments!  Holy God that's going to bother me during the game. 

Posted by m1k3

HOLY SHIT!!!! that was awesome. Im really loving how much it seems they put into not only the Voice Overs, but ACTUALLY SYNCING THE VOICES WITH THE MOUTHS. Already had this pre-ordered, and cant wait till march.

Posted by WrenchNinja
@KaosAngel said:
Uh, Fang sounds nothing like she did in the Japanese Trailers.  She has a very mature Indian Japanese accent that's unique to the country.
What?
Posted by AuthenticM

Goddamn I want to play this game.

Posted by MikkaQ

All I can hear is that japanese guy from that other promo video saying "Reona Rewis"

Posted by Xeiphyer
@kagekage said:
" If I didn't play FF12, will I understand anything? "
completly unrelated games =P
Posted by HCARyan

Can the Japanese elitist shut the fuck up please?  The voice acting in this trailer is well preformed and well synced.  The song sounds fine, and I don't really care that one J pop song is going to be replaced.  This isn't some no name they pulled off the street to do the song, they actually put thought and effort into it.  Go play an imported copy and stop complaining that you can't hear your video game in its original glorious nippon.  This isn't like the Shining Force 3, we've come way too damn far to have people bitch about THIS voicework.  And if you don't know what I'm talking about then just listen to the horror: 
http://shiningforceacting.ytmnd.com/

Posted by Intrepid

I was bracing myself for the cheesiness and the supposedly bad VO after reading the comments, grimaced a bit when the song hit, but...It honestly wasn't that bad.  Quite passable and a very potential buy.

Posted by Konanda
@RVonE: I disagree with you sir. I believe the English voice acting is just as good as the Japanese voice acting. Personally I prefer what I've heard of the English voice track particularly because of Vanille, Snow and Fang.
@endless_thought:
It also matches with Vanille having an Australian accent as well (albiet a normal one and not the stereotypical kind) and having them both come from Pulse. Also I believe the Japanese accent you are probably talking about is the Okinawan accent, which is one that is stereotyped quite often in Japanese media, therefore it's a likely analouge to giving Vanile and Fang an Australian accent. Not knowing enough about the differences between an Okinawan accent and one you would find closer to the dominant Japanese accent I couldn't tell you if this is true though.