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Edited by honeycut1

Is this the one that got 40/40 from Famitsu?

Posted by Vexxan

@honeycut1 said:

Is this the one that got 40/40 from Famitsu?

Sure is.

Posted by The_Reflection

how many of these -2 till they make and -3 and just say fuck it?

Posted by JackSukeru

Serah is so damn tiny that it bugs me.

Posted by Commisar123

Is this where the real game of FF XIII starts?

Posted by Afroman269

Not being a straight line helps.

Posted by clank543

I think I'm skipping out on this. This style of game hit its peak with FF10 and I don't see it really making a strong return unless they take a nice, long break from the series.

Posted by Humanity

Please someone stop me - I never played XIII but for some reason I want to play this I don't know why I don't even like JRPGs that much..

Posted by SepticShock

Not so good, Al...

Posted by Larsa

Kinda excited for this for some reason, didn't hate XIII. Really enjoyed the battle-system and the music.

Posted by Spooty

Excited to play as Boel and Berah!

Posted by DJ_EuroGhost

Still haven't finished XIII, and this will be the first time I skip a console FF game, the battle system in XIII was interesting, but everything else didn't appeal to me at all, and building on the XIII fiction sounds thoroughly uninteresting to me.

Hope this game makes SquareEnix the money they need tho, and with the strong sales of XIII they probably will.

Posted by Phatmac

Meh.

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Posted by RobKenno

I loved Final Fantasy XIII am I crazy? Also thought it was one of the best looking games ever...

Posted by Melgin

I had no issues with the "linear pathing" that 13 had. A couple of loops and dead ends are not as much of a game changer as people make it out to be. I actually didn't much care for the open worldness of 12 and would take 13's battle system over that any day.

I feel the people who hang on the linearity as the "thing that broke the game" just may not be the audience that this style of RPG is for. Give me combat that can still be enjoyed after 2000 fights, a storyline that at least feels impressive (as all RPG stories are cliche), and characters that I don't hate and I am good to go.

Posted by Tha36thchamber

I don't know about this. I guess Square-Enix is trying to redeem itself after the backlash form XIII. I know that by reusing the assets form XIII in this one it saved them time and money, but I think they would have been better served by just making an all new game and not taking 5 years to do it.

Posted by Philzpilz

I liked ff13, I'm looking forward to this one too.

Although, tbh, the time mechanic worries me, if only because i get paralysed by choice

Posted by xyzygy

Yeah, completely excited for this. Will probably be my first purchase of 2012.

Posted by AwesomeAquaman

I use to love Final Fantasy, what happened?

Posted by Djstyles92

@Whizbang: Well you weren't even clever with your trolling. Such a lack of creativity.

Posted by masterpaperlink

I'm playing xiii now, its pretty fun. I was expecting it to be teerible.

Edited by DaBuddaDa

Does every video and article of XIII-2 have to have a snarky, mean-spirited sub-headline?

Posted by cikame

No idea what this is supposed to be.

Posted by Konanda

@RobKenno said:

I loved Final Fantasy XIII am I crazy? Also thought it was one of the best looking games ever...

No, you just are in agreement with one half of the populace. In reality the game was not universally reviled as the Internet may have you believe. The truth being that it was divisive with some people who played it found it enjoyable and some people didn't along with that there was a select few who really liked it and a select few who absolutely despised it. Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with XIII-2.

@DaBuddaDa said:

Does every video and article of XIII-2 have to have a snarky, mean-spirited sub-headline?

I've been wondering about this for a while as well.

Posted by fox01313

The more I see of this, the more it appears as how FF13 should have been had they known what people would have said about it & any complaints about it.

Posted by BasketSnake

Yeah...no. Skyrim.

Posted by SomeJerk

I enjoyed XIII as the action-adventure and not RPG it was, but eh.. this will be a late spring purchase unless I get a great bargain bin deal. It would be a non-purchase if I ihadn't ipcked up Xenoblade (EU) already, that's the goddamn JRPG of the generation.

Posted by teekomeeko

I love how they had to put "multiple paths to explore" as a feature, when that's basically standard for RPGs in one way or another. Hilarious Japanese attempts at being like the rest of the industry aside, the game looks way better than XIII, and I was one of the the ones that liked XIII.

Also, monster accessories.

Posted by Leekspin

It's like Brad doesn't realize that flashbangs can be thrown OVER the seats while he is crouching or bounced off walls to go around corners

Posted by UsbCable

@RobKenno: If your crazy then I'm batshit bonkers.... O_O

Posted by Fattony12000

Where can I buy a Suck Box?

Posted by kerse

@Leekspin said:

It's like Brad doesn't realize that flashbangs can be thrown OVER the seats while he is crouching or bounced off walls to go around corners

wrong video lol

Posted by katsu044

Looks..more Open? don't mind if it's linear again as i one of the few that didn't care about that,just hope they give us something to do other then hunting rare monsters :/.

Posted by edeo

@RockmanBionics: Every scene with Sarah and Snow in the first game felt very rape-y to me.

I played the demo for this game. I don't get what would make this game any better than the first.

Posted by FunExplosions

I hate Japan

Posted by Tophar01

@The_Reflection said:

how many of these -2 till they make and -3 and just say fuck it?

Oh god, final fantasy XIII-13

Posted by Deavyin

This video is deceptive. If they want even the slightest chance that I pick up this game they need to say one thing, which they didn't in this video: TOWNS WITH NPCS AND ACTUAL SHOPS.

"multiple pathways". Who cares if you are still just running straight forward and each of those pathways eventually converge and take you in what is essentially a linear fashion straight forward.

Posted by Slaneesh

@Deavyin said:

This video is deceptive. If they want even the slightest chance that I pick up this game they need to say one thing, which they didn't in this video: TOWNS WITH NPCS AND ACTUAL SHOPS.

"multiple pathways". Who cares if you are still just running straight forward and each of those pathways eventually converge and take you in what is essentially a linear fashion straight forward.

That will be added in FFX-13 V3-X2

Posted by MasterMind34

@Deavyin: They've already said there will be towns, NPC's, and shops.

Edited by superxash

holy crap... actual world exploration?!?!?! my god... what a concept.

And oh thank god they put a male hero in the lead... was worried that Square was trying to be TOO different there for a second. 9_9

Posted by Faint

I'm still unconvinced.

Posted by beeftothetaco

I don't get how people still take this franchise seriously.

Posted by vidiot
@Slaneesh said:

@Deavyin said:

This video is deceptive. If they want even the slightest chance that I pick up this game they need to say one thing, which they didn't in this video: TOWNS WITH NPCS AND ACTUAL SHOPS.

"multiple pathways". Who cares if you are still just running straight forward and each of those pathways eventually converge and take you in what is essentially a linear fashion straight forward.

That will be added in FFX-13 V3-X2

I don't understand this statement. Every Final Fantasy game has design that eventually converges in a linear fashion.  
The game has multiple paths (time travel) and multiple endings. The demo I played at PAX had about three different variations on tackling a single boss. 
 
This doesn't exonerate XIII-2, I'm still skeptical from the mess that was XIII, but unless something radically changes I don't think XIII's bottle-necked design choices will be something to worry about. 
 
Then again, who knows, they're Square. About as reliable and predictable these days as a recovering drug addict. 
Posted by McDunkin

Yes. Now show me an airship.

Posted by gosukiller

@beeftothetaco said:

I don't get how people still take this franchise seriously.

I know that I shouldn't, but my love for previous installments (6, 7 and 10) compells me.

I know I'll just be disappointed again, but I'll still play this from start to finish.

Posted by Addfwyn

Gorgeous environments, but it's Square so that's no real surprise. A bit hesitant on the multiple pathways (and noted multiple endings and story progression) that has been talked about here and other places, as well as Square execs expressing fondness for how WRGPs have done some things. If I wanted a WRPG, I'd play one. One of the things that makes me love JRPGs so much is that it's about telling a good pre-written story (like a book) as opposed to a more watered down story for the sake of 'choice. I quite liked the linearity in XIII, as well as cutting out all the fat to make a much leaner and more enjoyable end product, I thought it was quite forward looking for the genre.

Will have to see exactly how they handle it (one week left!) but it's Square, so I'll have faith. FFs are pretty diverse, so nobody is going to like every single one, I didn't, but they are at least a stamp of quality even if it isn't the type of game you like specifically. Plus I believe Serah is playable, so that's a win right there as well.

@FunExplosions: Gee, thanks.

Posted by Leekspin

@kerse: Yeah, stupid auto play switches videos and comments :(

Posted by Tsai

Serah looks uncomfortably skinny :/

Posted by mosdef

@AwesomeAquaman said:

I use to love Final Fantasy, what happened?

PC games took over the consoles and Japan never adjusted.

Posted by HHAP

the scene at 1:05 reminded me of the Great Hollow from Dark Souls. Ahhh.. bad memories.

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