@demoskinos: Just throw it in a box in a closet. There will come a time when you get nostalgic for the 360. Trust me, my NES, SNES, N64, Master system, Megadrive, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2 and Gameboys all still get used, even if it's a couple hours per year.
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@hailinel: Ok. Point made. There are things that people aren't exactly taking into account here. But to put it in the context of this thread, what if the (lots of) people assuming one button, automated combat because of Tabata's comments are right and all of that cool sounding shit is reduced to mashing X? Is that not a concern that should be raised?
Yeah, I get that there are probably a ton of dicks out there on other forums, screaming bloody murder over it, but here there were some apprehensive comments and a few jokes about QTEs. And I'm sure you'll say otherwise, but I have to believe you can see where people are coming from. For a lot of people who were pleasantly surprised by that TGS trailer after being burned by FF13 this is kind of a bad omen. Know what I mean?
Speculation is part of a games pre-release and that speculation can only be built on what we know.
Things we know:
- The game is pretty
- The director is Tabata now
- Tabata said some things
That quote is one of the only things to discuss and people don't like the sound of it. Knowing that, how would you like this discussion to go?
I am English and I speak only English, unless you count the 10 or so French words I know. I think people who speak multiple languages are fucking awesome. Having never needed to learn another language (because my native one is so wide spread obviously. Thanks, British colonialism!) it blows my mind to think there are people who speak 3+.
@hailinel: I'll quote it again:"It'll basically be a one-button action, and the AI intuitively outputs an action". That makes it sound like you press X, game does cool thing. I find it odd that you dont get that from that comment.
And nobody is "screeching" or saying that the game is somehow irredeemable because of this comment. They're just saying it sounds shitty. When all we have to go off to gauge how excited we are for a game is some trailers and comments from the developer then we respond accordingly, which is to say "hey, that sounds bad".
@hailinel: I did play ff12, and choosing attacks from a menu is different to pressing x and having the game select attacks for you. There's a level of strategy which gets lost. I mean yeah, we're extrapolating from his comments, but if you think tapping X for the length of a full JRPG with no autonomy in attack selection sounds good then me and you have different ideas of good.
This conversation came up in another thread. People are blowing his comment severely out of context.
"Casual" does not mean "dumbed down" or "Will be Angry Birds". And most Final Fantasy games feature one-button combat, when you come down to it.
"It'll basically be a one-button action, and the AI intuitively outputs an action that kind of satisfies, gives you that instant gratification, and it connects with the simple touch of a button."
Even in context, that sounds to me like "just tap X to badass".