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Posted by ColdsnapBryan

Crazy helpful, thank you

Posted by PipeAndSlippers
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @PipeAndSlippers said:
" why are the hit points so high? they should just make 1000 the most and scale back from there. "
I've always, always thought that.  But you must admit that it's satisfying when you see the numbers "99999" in red fly out of an enemy because you just landed a devastating critical hit. "
yeah, its like hyperinflation though, where milk costs a million dollars.
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @artofwar420 said:

" @Lind_L_Taylor: But isn't it like its own thing? Sure it takes place in FF universe, but the story is totally on its own. "

Yes.  Every single main Final Fantasy game has had its own, singular story.  The only sequel in the main games has been FFX to FFX-2. "
Well I just finished the video & I'm really non-plussed.  I don't know what it is but I just can't muster up any interest in JRPGs, or most any Japanese games.  I dig their culture & their women, but their games do nothing for me.  I think back in the late 80s & the 90s they had something intriguing, but being older & playing the stuff that we have now, their games just seem stale & uninteresting to me.  I'll keep my eye on it.  If it's not impossible to get an S-rank, I might look into getting the game later on, but I'll have to force my way through it.
Otherwise none for me.  You know if they made it an Xbox 360 exclusive that might have at least perculated the fanboy in me to play the game. :) 
Posted by CowsWithGuns

what gianbomb should consist of: I love mondays, quicklooks, bombcasts, and ask me anything's! this is pure gold!

Posted by squidracerX
@Lind_L_Taylor said:
"I think back in the late 80s & the 90s they had something intriguing, but being older & playing the stuff that we have now, their games just seem stale & uninteresting to me....... You know if they made it an Xbox 360 exclusive that might have at least perculated the fanboy in me to play the game. :)  "
First i want to congratulate a person who can admit fanboy system bias! Why not? if you own a $300 machine of course you want it to be best, and i will second it that if it was an exclusive, (xbox or ps3), it would have made me more interested to at least see what all the hubub was about for xbox paying big $$ to get it exclusive; or maybe what a ps3 focused RPG of that caliber and $$ could look like, (uncharted was so impressive), since its on both consoles for whatever reason I could give two hoots about it!
 
And like I loved the old Final Fantasy games back when i was a kid, (i bought FF1 day 1!!), and i feel bad not being excited anymore, but as you say something about the newer ones... well I can't speak for you, but the character design in this game to me is terrible. I don't think those characters are interesting to look at or look cool at all. Back in FF 1 you had the cool blue haired thief, the red haired warrior, those were characters i liked, but the whole androgynous-metro sexual-emo-spikey haired guys basically from 7 on up just dont grab me. I do like Dragon Quest design because its that cartoony Dragonball style, but FF lost me a while ago....
Posted by Diloman

great review.

Posted by sandwich_adjustment

those are some nice looking characters

Posted by Sephiroth9997

 

Wedding ring is looking good Vinny!

Posted by Xeiphyer

Looks SO Good!! The menu's are super slick. Also loving the character upgrade stuff.
 
Can't wait!!!

Posted by kerikxi

Nice feature. But really I'm a fan of anything you guys do where you just sit around and talk.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Not a fan of the animations much.

Posted by Cramsy

Ask me anything's, keep them coming!!

Posted by MrGetBonus

Man, this looks amazing. Can't wait for this shit now.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0opLid89vEY

Posted by Wright

That is a nice looking chocobo.

Posted by Captain_Insano

This was a great segment because it allows them to just talk without having to play segments as well so they can have a bit more focus.
 
FFXIII looks a bit overwhelming although this has piqued my interest in it quite a bit.

Posted by Maphia

Game looks beautiful, love the AMA format - very informative! Another great video on giantbomb.com!

Posted by HilariousDoubleEntendre

Not to come off trollish, but am I the only one who could absolutely care less about FF anymore? :/

Posted by Brackynews

I honestly miss the sphere grid.
Anyway, it sounds fine, it looks fine, I don't need it to play like some nostalgic leg hump.  
Tell me a story. That's what matters.

Posted by Erdie

I may have to pick that up, it looks like some good fun!

Posted by samsam1029

Picking this up day one! Thanks for the amazing video!
Posted by Reverseface

Vinny's packing some big guns there.

Posted by GEP

Great to see a final fantasy related video with just gameplay even if its limited only to battles.  Is it weird that those menus raised my hype level for the game?

Posted by AlfredPMcLovely

I never want to hear the word paradigm again.
Posted by the_purgatory_station

wow over the top.  yeah that leveling up system in FFX gave me headaches.  how did i beat that game again?  oh yeah, gameshark. 
 
AMA i like.  welcome back brad
Posted by Swoxx
@ZmillA said:
" I played FFVII, ask me anything. "
Which version should i get, PS3 or 360?
Posted by Keeng

Wow. Once again Giant Bomb proves why it's the best game site around. In the five years since FFXIII was first announced, nothing has done a better job at showing the game than this video.  
 
Also, this game looks friggin awesome. I was convinced that I would only be buying this game off the Final Fantasy name and the fact that I love XII, but seeing this certainly showed me the game's merits.

Posted by Keeng
@GEP said:
" Great to see a final fantasy related video with just gameplay even if its limited only to battles.  Is it weird that those menus raised my hype level for the game? "
No, dude! I went into this video expecting the game to continue looking like crap but the instant the menu popped up I was sold.  
 
Sorry for the double post. 
Posted by Picard

Wow -now I'm hyped!

Posted by bluerei

So dumb they renamed the paradigms to these stupid names. What was wrong with keeping the original japanese names of attacker, blaster, healer, jammer, enhancer and defender?

Posted by KingBroly

So when they switched from PS3 to 360 footage (presumably; the "comparison" screenshots Square put out earlier were bs, this might be too), it didn't switch back to PS3 footage did it?

Posted by borton99

Cool idea for a video.  I hope to see more.

Posted by MeatXbeatsXman
@WaylonJennings: They're all independent of each other, so you've got nothing to worry about there.
Posted by Spoonybard37

Sweet!

Posted by insouciant

Great video but bad title. 
 
I've never played a Final Fantasy game and I didn't know XIII was the latest one.  I thought this was going to be a Q&A segment where some guy shows off his knowledge of Final Fantasy XIII trivia. 
 
Don't get me wrong.  The title works.  It attracted a lot of views, but maybe a more accurate title would be "Let's Play Final Fantasy XIII"?
Posted by MjHealy

I still don't get it.....
 
But to be honest I kind of gave up on Final Fantasy a while ago.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

Looks gorgeous but seeing that combat mechanic makes me think if I really want to immerse myself into yet another FF game, particularly one as crazy looking as this.

Posted by Rewcastle

hm meh.
Posted by CrescentFresh

Crazy Japanese.

Posted by ThePantheon

VINNY HAS SUCH BIG GUNS. 
 
HOW DOES HE GET SUCH BIG GUNS?
 
bravo sir.

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Posted by GEP
@WaylonJennings: No the [final fantasy] just means that it may have recurring elements ,characters or terms but they dont reuse the same main characters or have continuing stories.  This one aims to be more new comer friendly so I suggest you keep up with the coverage and decide if its something you want to try.
Edited by babz

Good to see brad back.

Posted by Brendan

After watching this video...I still totally gonna sink a bajillin hours into a Final Fantasy game XP

Posted by MachoFantastico

The final Fantasy franchise is really showing it's age mechanically speaking. 
 
Great closer look at the game though. 

Posted by Branthog

. . . Nah.

Edited by Ragdrazi

Honestly, looking over this thread, I kind of see a lot of "This looks great" but not a lot of reasons why that is. And I understand. That was my reaction too. But thinking about it, it kind of seems to me like the main reason there's enthusiasm here is because it's showing some minor move forward on FF battle system. Finally. I think people are overreacting to a pretty small number of changes to the design. This is essentially just the ATB system with faster refilling time bars and animations that knock your party out of standing shoulder to shoulder. We've been waiting for any progression from JRPGs for years, and now that they're giving us just a little bit people are sort of jumping all over it. It's great that they're moving forward, sure, but when is Japan going to offer us true customization and some really real time battle system. If they need a model, I think they need look no farther than Mass Effect. Seems to me that's a game that could pretty easily be re-skinned with their stupid anime style storytelling (Though I'm not saying Mass Effect had a bad story). In the meantime, I think we should keep in mind the fact that this game is pretty much openly announcing itself as a reboot of FFVII. Curb your enthusiasm appropriately.

Posted by AuthenticM

Video is broken at midpoint for me.

Posted by clubsandwich
Dude.
 
Awesome.
Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

This battle system is considered streamlined...   really?
Posted by Adziboy

This looks so fucking sweet. Are all Final Fantasy games like this? Only ever played one when I was young... 
 
Everything is so streamlined it seems now, and I'm kinda thankful for only controlling one character. I like that. Also, Square Enix are gods at menus.