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Edited by Zaapp1

NA? No Way!
I thought they did a good job with this trailer for the western markets, good action shots.

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Edited by Noxpectius

I Want It!!! Also.....I'm oddly sexually attracted to like 80 percent of Final Fantasy XII''s characters......Anyways, where's Versus XIII? I've Always found that One more Interesting Looking.

Posted by Zabant

leona lewis?
 
seriously?

Edited by MikkaQ

Yeah that's not very good.
Typical anime-game-VO, really cheesy, and they pause mid-sentence waay more that a person would.  
Blah.  
Needs more Nolan North I guess.  

Posted by randiolo

wow, amazing.

Posted by lerkybatch

I'm 1/2 way through an import copy of this game and loving it... not sure if I'll be able to put up with the English dubs though. Maybe I'm just a JRPG snob.

Posted by Creamypies

Awesome! I still can't believe this game is less than 2 months away now...

Posted by KaosAngel

Holy shit the VAs for NA/EU is bad.  What the fuck is up with the love song?!  
 
So glad I got the JP version and won't have to listen to this...wow.  O_O

Posted by Myrmidon

I'm really looking forward to this, I like the story, but the song... nothx.

Posted by dillinger

lol.  that song choice was absolutely awful.  however the trailer still looked good.

Posted by JuanHino

I kinda wanted FFXIII until I saw this trailer. Way to much Emo.

Posted by Oriental_Jams

Looks impressive, in game and CGI scenes, but I do wonder why they thought a Leona Lewis song would best represent their game.

Posted by Agent89

Lookin pretty sweet!

Posted by PureRok

Well... I guess I can scratch FFXIII off my wishlist. Not that I was really looking forward to it anymore. Lost interest in this game a long time ago.
 
God that dub is bad.

Posted by MeatSim

Too much melodrama and nonsense.

Posted by KaosAngel

For people wondering, THIS IS NOT THE THEME SONG IN THE JAPANESE VERSION!  
 
Wow, how the fuck did Square fuck this up so bad?!  Hope sounds like a fucking idiot, Snow sounds so bland, and Lightning has no feeling.  A fucking Australian for Fang?!  She's voiced with an Indian Japanese Accent in the real version!  
 
What is up with this shit?!

Posted by Number1
@KaosAngel said:
" Holy shit the VAs for NA/EU is bad.  What the fuck is up with the love song?!    So glad I got the JP version and won't have to listen to this...wow.  O_O "
Explain. Because every japanese trailer i've seen the supporting females sound like little girls and the males sound like.....girls.
Edited by krisp

CUE THE INAPPROPRIATE POP SONG!

Posted by Ventilaator

That song was really really bad. I was literally checking if I had some other window open that could make that noise, that I could close, so I could watch the trailer like a normal person.

Posted by KaosAngel
@Number1 said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" Holy shit the VAs for NA/EU is bad.  What the fuck is up with the love song?!    So glad I got the JP version and won't have to listen to this...wow.  O_O "
Explain. Because every japanese trailer i've seen the supporting females sound like little girls and the males sound like.....girls. "
Uh, Fang sounds nothing like she did in the Japanese Trailers.  She has a very mature Indian Japanese accent that's unique to the country.  Vanila has the Shibuya accent and pulls it off wonderfully.  The trailers for JP FF13 aren't the final versions and ask anyone who has also played the game...the voices are flawless and the theme song is beautiful.  
 
the NA/EU version has the shitty theme song I've ever heard...and a fucking Australian for Fang?!  Hope sounds faggy, Snow is fucking bland, and Lighting's voice is showing NO emotions during the part when she said "She Is Lighting"...the Japanese version is very emotional during that part.
Posted by Number1

What the fuck is up with that song the actually found a song on par with the japanese trailer...if thats possible.

Posted by Jost1

That song is damn similar to Beyonce's "Halo" and a number other pop ballads

Posted by Soulblitz

I don't think the song is bad, but it doesn't fit the trailer. If they went for a more story-oriented, emotional trailer then yeah, if they did it right, I can see the song fitting fine. Unfortunately, it just doesn't fit well with fast-paced action sequences. 
 
Still, it's not like it's going to be playing whilst your fight in the game anyway, so it's not a big deal. Overall, the VAs are pretty good. The only two I didn't quite like were the evil guy (Yaag?), and Vanille. Either way, can't wait for the game.

Posted by KaosAngel
@Soulblitz: The song is supposed to play when Snow makes out with Sera during the fireworks after he proposes and during the credits.  That song is most def not going to fit during the proposal...it's a very emotional scene that shows a lot of heart.  So fucking glad I don't have to play this version.
 
I hope to god Square keeps these voices out or optional for the International Version in Japan.
Posted by AlmostSwedish

Well, that looked just as stupid as all the other Final Fantas games. So good work, I guess.

Posted by shrig32

No options for Japanese voices and pointlessly pinning Leona Lewis onto the soundtrack? Square, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

Posted by Number1
@KaosAngel: Fair enough. But Lightnings sister sounds like a 12 year old in the Japanese trailer and snow sounds like a 50 year old....Creepy.
Posted by Psyael

More drama than a CW show, right here. 
 
I can't really complain about the voices. Yeah, it's kinda cheesy, but from what I can tell the story is appropriately cheesy, too.

Posted by zyn

Woah, English dub is bad!  No surprise really.

Posted by Venatio

Seriously the voice acting isn't bad, damn nothing would satisfy people that always complain about the english VO, it would be better to have a japanese option but frankly this is good enough 
 
Also, damn this game has drama but I expected it from an FF game

Posted by KaosAngel

WHY THE FUCK DID THEY CHANGE THE THEME SONG WHEN THE ORIGINAL ONE ISN'T BROKE?!  

Posted by Andorski

Nolan North should have voiced Snow, and Keith David could voice Sazh.  That would have been fuckin' mind blowing.

Posted by Scarabus

No more f-ing pop songs PLEASE!

Posted by sealedpandora

Wow... I wasn't that excited for this game until now. I though the trailer was great, but the song was WAY too loud!

Posted by Lazyaza

Huh, the english voices are actually not completely terrible and they seem to have modified the lip sync too.  Still if the game has a japanese option I am sticking with that, I really hope it does.
 
The song was typical pop crap, why they used it in this trailer is anyone's guess. Stupidity most likely.

Edited by Number1
@Andorski said:

" Nolan North should have voiced Snow, and Keith David could voice Sazh.  That would have been fuckin' mind blowing. "

I thought it was him. God damn Nolan North impersonators! But imagine Keith David yelling "EVERYTHINGS NOT GONNA BE SUGAR AND RAINBOWS"
Posted by themartyr

Looks pretty good, Leona Lewis was a pretty bad choice for the theme song, but a theme song is not going to decide the quality of the gameplay. 
 
Still think I'll be picking this up.

Posted by Chris

I think that dub sounds great. Very mature sounding voice actors, not the usual anime bullshit. I don't care if it doesn't match the Japanese, I think the english sounds much more natural coming out of the character's faces than the Japanese does since all the characters look western.
 
In regards to the song I have no problem with it. Whether fans want to admit it or not that song represents the tone of the game better than if they had used a metal song or some other wannabe-tough bullshit. Final Fantasy XIII is a hyper-emotional game,  it deserves a hyper-emotional theme song.

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Posted by KaosAngel
@Chris: Did you play this?  I beat it already and already near the final few trophies.  
 
The game isn't some emo-bullshit, and it's only the first 10 chapters when it gets a bit too dramatic.  The new song has NOTHING to do with the tone.  The lyrics of the original game were there for a reason and when the song plays it makes perfect sense.  This does not match with when the song will play.  
 
Oh, I also speak Japanese fluently and read it fairly well so I understood the entirety of the plot.  This is a joke compared to the original VA and theme song...as would anyone else say who has played it.  
 
Go on 2channel and check out the posts on the new NA/EU trailer...even the Japanese know this a joke, and these are people that prefer English voice over the Japanese.
Posted by CandleJakk

So wait, lemme get this straight.
You join a couple of people from a race of hard drives to save a city/culture/race that has decided to populate a bug mid-metamorphosis?
 
WAT?

Posted by nanikore

OOOOH GOOD THIS IS SO FUCKING CHEESY

Posted by FallenAngel

my god i was on the fence about this but this trailer is awesome i want it to come out asap!

Posted by get2sammyb

I don't mind the song, but the way it fits into this trailer is crap, and the voice acting seems pretty terrible. Way disjointed.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

 No sir, I don't like it.
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Posted by upwarDBound

For those complaining about the song and saying the original one was better in japanese, it sounds like the same type of song as this one.  
 
They probably chose this Leona Lewis song so western audiences could understand the words. 
To me it sounds just as fitting as the original one, vocally wise anyway.  

Posted by Subject2Change

Voice acting seems really off to me, hoping PS3 version has Japanese audio tracks so I have that option atleast.

Edited by bartok

Bad voice acting in a Final Fantasy game ? Well I never!!! 
Dude the only reason I play Final Fantasy or any JRPG anymore is the terrible voice acting and the over the top crazy yet some how cliched story. Plus this game seems to have what Final Fantasy 12 manage to ruin - Insane summons that are actually useful. You turn in to vehicles that other characters hop on and ride as attacks. Do I need to repeat that ?

Posted by Aishan
@upwarDBound said:
" For those complaining about the song and saying the original one was better in japanese, it sounds like the same type of song as this one.   They probably chose this Leona Lewis song so western audiences could understand the words. To me it sounds just as fitting as the original one, vocally wise anyway.   "
B-b-b-but it's not Japanese!!
Posted by TheClap

The only thing I understood from this was the guy riding a giant chicken.  I suppose that is universal.
 
p.s. Every number in FF needs to be multiplied by .001

Edited by theredace

It's an impressive attempt at using music to create a more emotionally cinematic trailer, a la film.  But somebody needs to teach these guys how NOT to have character dialogue and song lyrics playing simultaneously at the same volume.  It makes the first half of the trailer painful to watch because my brain can't focus on either.  The second half was well done, though.