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Edited by Jayzilla

idk really

EDIT: Kill steal.

Posted by Cloudenvy

I loved the Final Fantasy XIII battle system, so I'm in!

Posted by chromo89

is there any reason why they have to reintroduce the battle system? pretty sure any one who cares about FF already knows. still looks good though.

Posted by Tatimus

Really enjoyed 13's battle system. Enough to actually play through the entire game where I had almost zero interest in the story.

Posted by Xdsk

Goddamit now i have to move my finger from the A button during battles. I hope there is an option to disable or auto QTE....

Posted by msavo

I still have Final Fantasy XIII sealed on my desk...

Posted by Hampe

Yes, this is good.

Posted by sixpin

Didn't care for FF13's combat system, so - while not schocking - it isn't great news. Now that they have added QTEs to cut scenes... ugh... I don't like where things are headed.

Posted by wrathofconn

Great news for me, since I won't be buying this game!

Posted by DarkbeatDK

I hope the story is more interesting. I burned out hard on XIII.

I guess I'm more into stories with more humor.

Posted by BabyChooChoo

...will the hallways at least be a little bit bigger?

Posted by spazmaster666

I had no issues with FFXIII battle system, though adding QTEs isn't really my idea of "improvement." I just hope they let you use the full battle system from the beginning instead of spreading it across a bunch of tutorials over a number of hours like they did with FFXIII.

Posted by Humanity

@chromo89 said:

is there any reason why they have to reintroduce the battle system? pretty sure any one who cares about FF already knows. still looks good though.

I kinda hope they would - I HAVE played FF games in the past..but that was like FF3/6 - and I have experience with JRPGs but I never played FFXIII and this is kinda grabbing my attention.

I know it's probably an awful idea to jump into XIII-2 without having played the original - I mostly read that even people who played it weren't exactly sure what the heck was going on in XIII

Posted by RVonE

Too bad they're not trying something different with the battle system. Not that I disliked it in XIII but I didn't enjoy it either.

Posted by Petiew

The QTEs don't seem like a great idea, though I'm glad to see you can change your party leader in battle now.

Posted by Cincaid
Posted by fargofallout

Thank god, QTEs. Just what this game needed to be better. Next they're going to announce that there are even more pointless cinematics with people gasping and sighing and being generally terrible characters.

Posted by Packie

Coming from someone who liked FF113, I really appreciate all the improvements they've shown so far. Only thing that's bumming me out is the awful character designs, even compared to FF13 which really isn't saying much.

Posted by Lashe

@Cincaid said:

Good God.

Posted by edeo

When I played the demo it played almost exactly like FFXIII. There were two characters and a monster that changed based on my Paradigm. The map I was travelling in was very dull. Everything looked the same. Everything looks outlandish, but in that vague kinda boring modern JRPG way.

The Endurance Run inspired me to replay Chrono Trigger and damn, that game is so much more fun than modern JRPGs.

Posted by darkjester74

@spazmaster666 said:

I had no issues with FFXIII battle system, though adding QTEs isn't really my idea of "improvement." I just hope they let you use the full battle system from the beginning instead of spreading it across a bunch of tutorials over a number of hours like they did with FFXIII.

This. I really dont need a 20 hour tutorial, good lord.

Posted by rebgav

@Cincaid said:

Oh shit, so that's what an internet looks like.

Posted by PinkSoda

I hate this and everything it represents!

Posted by sgt_waffles

@Lashe said:

@Cincaid said:

Good God.

I've never seen this video prior to now, and I can't tell if this guy is serious... Kinda scary.

Posted by natetodamax

Well I'm excited!

Posted by Snipper138

I'm an idiot and couldn't wrap my head around XIII's battle system so I wont bother with this.

Posted by MannySavior

@spazmaster666 said:

I had no issues with FFXIII battle system, though adding QTEs isn't really my idea of "improvement." I just hope they let you use the full battle system from the beginning instead of spreading it across a bunch of tutorials over a number of hours like they did with FFXIII.

My sentiments exactly. FFXIII had my favorite JRPG style "turn based" battle system, but it took about 10 hours to actually gain access to the meat of it. Don't really care about the QTEs, but it won't take anything away from it for me.

Posted by Zaapp1

I enjoyed FFXIII's battle system, but it seemed to really play the game for you with it's "pick the best moves for me" feature. The paradigm shifting is really your only input on the fights, so QTEs may actually make it more interactive.

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Posted by gike987

I really liked the FF13 battle system (pretty much the only thing that kept me playing the game), so that it's basically the same with some minor improvements is great news to me.

Posted by Phoenix87

The whole entire Final Fantasy series needs a shot of adrenaline right to the heart and watching that Chrono Trigger endurance run has made this more obvious than ever.

Can anyone on this earth do a 60 second elevator pitch for 13's story. I got ten hours in and I still don't have a clue what's going on.

Edited by ALavaPenguin

I actively hated most of FF13s battle system.... along with most of other parts about it. I was pretty excited for it but man I never found myself beating a game while hating it so much almost the entire way through. I was seriously just going crazy about how much I hated the game the entire time.

I haven't liked modern rpgs in a while though, but even then this game was different in ways I simply could not stand. Man I hated FF13

Posted by Boiglenoight

Pass.

Posted by spiceninja

@Phoenix87: So there are these gods called l'Cie and if they choose you you have to do this thing called a Focus and if you don't do it you become a Fal'Cie which is just a standard enemy you could fight in an FF game. If you do complete it then you become a crystal and live forever, except you're frozen as a crystal so it's kind of like being in a coma. It's a lose/lose situation. Everyone you play as is chosen to do a Focus and then other stuff happens and they all live happily ever after.

Posted by Deusx

X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, MENU, MENU,MENU,MENU, MENU, MENU,MENU, MENU, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, MENU, MENU,MENU,MENU, MENU, MENU, MENU, MENU

>REPEAT

Posted by kollay

Well, that brought some god awful memories of the last game.

Posted by Gahathat

@keef said:

Pass.

Word.

Posted by Seroth

I really liked XIII's battle system, it just sucked that it took like 30 hours for them to fully introduce it to you. I'm guessing that probably won't be the case this time in XIII-2...

Posted by yoshimitz707

@rebgav said:

@Cincaid said:

Oh shit, so that's what an internet looks like.

That has to be fake!

Posted by Zeik

The battle system was the one thing I was hoping would not change much, since it was the best Final Fantasy battle system to date. (Which is not to say it was the best RPG battle system mind you.) If they just improve the other parts of the game this could be one of the better FF's.

Posted by Ujio

@yoshimitz707: @yoshimitz707 said:

@rebgav said:

@Cincaid said:

Oh shit, so that's what an internet looks like.

That has to be fake!

Wasn't this dude a character on The Simpsons for a while?

Posted by SparkleMotion

Better be wary of that simulated gambling.

Posted by Depth

This is very silly.

Posted by ptys

Not very compelling characters, can't stand Snow!

Posted by LiquidPrince

Can't wait.

Posted by Marz

FFXIII combat system was actually pretty fun, it was probably the best thing to come out of the game... so it's a good thing they are bringing it back for this game.

Edited by Just_an_other_muffin

Anyone notice anything new other than QTEs?

Posted by Wiseblood
@yoshimitz707 said:

That has to be fake!

It's a fake (that's Fragmaster of Something Awful fame) based on real whining from Sony fanboys at the time.
Posted by NuDimon

Meh QTE's. :<
Guess Japan is further behind then I thought they were...

Posted by AuthenticM

Can we play as Serah while running around outside of battles?

Posted by Taklulas

@Phoenix87 said:

The whole entire Final Fantasy series needs a shot of adrenaline right to the heart and watching that Chrono Trigger endurance run has made this more obvious than ever.

Can anyone on this earth do a 60 second elevator pitch for 13's story. I got ten hours in and I still don't have a clue what's going on.

And you still won't know till about chapter 11? I think? It gets better at that point at least.

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