I am on Exiles Widow, with the same name as here if anybody will be playing over there.
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My sub ran out, and I can't seem to renew it via Square's page anymore. Unfortunately, I am located in Japan so I can't buy a NA account via Steam. I don't think I could reactive my NA characters from a Japanese account? I may just have to wait for it to come out on PS4
I don't think you necessarily need to be able to play any possible combination of race, gender, or sexuality in any video game ever made. It sounds like they just assumed a LOT about this game in advance. We don't know that it is an open-ended type game where the character doesn't matter for the story. I mean, they COULD have a legitimate argument here, that they make be able to criticize after the game actually comes out, but we hardly know at this point.
While I am all for more minorities to be represented, I don't want developers shoe-horning things in to try to appeal to every last possibly person. Maybe because I moved from a country where I was the majority in most things to a country where I am a minority, but I have learned to be pretty sparing about my outrage at these types of things. Save it for where it is called for.
We mostly don't have sports teams for cities here, most sports teams represent a corporation or company. Like Soft Bank, a cell phone carrier, has a sports team. There's a few local teams, but I think outside of cheering for national Japanese teams, I can't think of basing my sports preferences based on location. That seems...sorta weird I always thought.
I usually pick the teams I like based on other qualities, like performance. Not arbitrary geographical location.
Single player, sometimes I like MP in games and I do play a few multiplayer-only games like League or MMOs but for the most part, I play games for the SP.
I am the type that never touches MP in a game until I finish the SP campaign.
I've guess you already decided, but there is something in every FF and you can easily start anywhere, excepting the direct sequels (like XIII-2 or X-2). I would wait on FFX, they are re-releasing the HD collection of X/X-2, may as well play that version.
You can safely skip I-III, they were great games at the time but frankly don't age that well. V may be worth playing later on, so you can see the continued evolution of the job system in its different incarnations. IV and VI are both story-driven experiences that have a lot of similarities, and they hold up pretty well. Of this classic era, VI is the title to go with. I don't really agree with the opinion that it is the best Final Fantasy ever, other games that came later add a lot, but it is probably the best classic FF.
For the playstation generation, I would recommend FFVIII, I think it holds up the best of the three. 7 is a good game, but grossly overrated and graphically looks pretty jenky now. IX is one of the only Final Fantasies I didn't like, it trades mostly on nostalgia. Since you haven't played the series before, you would have no nostalgia for any FF tropes, so I can't recommend it.
For the modern FFs, 10 is generally considered to be one of the best, and it still holds up really well. As I said though, a HD remaster is coming out that may be worth waiting for. XI/XIV are MMOs, so another discussion altogether. XII, along with IX, is the other FF I really didn't like very much, but it does do some interesting things. XIII and its two sequels get a lot of hate, but they are actually pretty solid games that I enjoyed a lot. At least XIII is worth checking out, and you can try the sequels if you liked it.
TLDR: Classic generation FFVI, Playstation Generation FFVIII, Modern Generation FFX.
I play very few FPS games, typically one or fewer a year, and for me that tends to be Killzone games. I don't like "modern military shooter" as a setting, so basically anything that isn't Resistance or Killzone is not on my radar.
I haven't touched the MP at all yet, but I am liking the campaign so far. The addition of the OWL adds a lot I think, Ive found all 4 of the abilities useful in the right situations. It took me a while to get used to, since the game is hard enough/you die fast enough that proper use of the OWL is pretty integral. Can't tell you how many times I died in that forest til I realized how important the OWL is.