Hunter5024's forum posts

#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

The store really wants me to consider Contrast. That's troubling.

#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

The anime I've been watching is Metal Gear Solid. Going to start 3 today!

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

I may just because there aren't many games I want this year. And France looks cool. I'm still not sure if I have another Assassins Creed in me though.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

If that's all there is about Persona 5, I gotta say I was hoping for more out of them this TGS.

#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

AI party members are still a threat. I don't really feel like I learned anything new from this video. Maybe that's just because I don't speak Japanese.

I'm in two minds... the whole modern take on Final Fantasy where it's more sci-fi than fantasy isn't new I know, but I sort of miss the medieval style worlds. I think FFXIII burnt me on this style, while FFVII was about as "futuristic" as I like the games to get.

and I miss turned based combat with deeply customisable characters who I am in complete control of.

I sure hope you played Bravely Default sir.

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

This and Shadow Hearts are the 2 HD remasters that I would be most pleased with.

#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

@hermes said:

Is any of you familiar with the work of Tabata? I never played the games he previously worked...

He directed the PSP Final Fantasy VII prequel, Crisis Core. It was the best thing to come out of the FF7 spinoffs.

#8 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

They are both equally good. I used to like Papa Johns more, but when they changed their recipe they caught up. Dominos does a surprisingly good pan pizza.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@hunter5024 said:

@slag: I'm sure it is, but I think you can make the "3 game investment" pitch without necessarily continuing that series. If they removed the references to the previous game, and tweaked the story a little, they could have easily just made 13-2 part of the main series. It probably would have sold better for it too. It wouldn't have mattered that they played and looked similar either because that's the way Final Fantasy has always been.

Part of the reason XIII-2 was made was as a response to the design criticisms that XIII received, particularly in regards to the linear maps, lack of explorable towns, and the nature of the leveling system, among other aspects. They also tinkered around with other things like the conversation system and such, and in general wanted to make a XIII game that would appeal to parts of the audience turned off by the technical criticisms of the original. Though, they obviously had to have come up with the idea for Lightning Returns in some form early on in development, given that the game ends on a cliffhanger.

And while I'm crazy and totally appreciated 13-2 for it, I think it was a really misguided idea to fix those criticisms in a direct sequel. If people didn't like the first one, why would they play the second? Not only that, but because it's a direct sequel, that puts off newcomers because they'd feel like they have to play the one people complain about to get to the one that's supposed to fix its problems. If this had just been Final Fantasy XIV starring Kerah, it almost certainly would have been more successful. As for when they came up with the idea for Lightning Returns, I can't say, but if they'd pictured the tepid sales reaction to 13-2, I doubt that game would exist.

#10 Edited by Hunter5024 (5689 posts) -

@slag: I'm sure it is, but I think you can make the "3 game investment" pitch without necessarily continuing that series. If they removed the references to the previous game, and tweaked the story a little, they could have easily just made 13-2 part of the main series. It probably would have sold better for it too. It wouldn't have mattered that they played and looked similar either because that's the way Final Fantasy has always been.