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Edited by Mesoian

Gotta love the fact that the non-combat gameplay for this is a 1:1 parallel of Sonic '06.

Posted by ArcyD

After playing this game for around 14 hours, i will say that the game plays more like a FF game than the other 2. There is a lot more customization options and you pretty much can go anywhere you want at anytime so you can decide the order you want to do think in. But i will say that this story so far is complete crap. But considering how the second game messed up the story so much with time travel and the addition of gods, it's no reason that this story is all over the place.

Edited by Delta_Ass

"Also... apparently God is a city?"

That's a sentence I never expected to hear on a quick look.

Posted by Homelessbird

This would be depressing to watch if I wasn't playing Bravely Default right now.

Edited by Reisz

Remember boys and girls if someone tells you to show your Eradia to God. Yell loudly and call an adult.

Posted by Oni

This game looks like boring turgid shit. Don't know why anyone over 16 would play this, unless you hate yourself and having fun in your free time.

Posted by RVonE

@rvone said:
@moseswalker said:

The entire FF13 trilogy is awful. Just some bad games. It's even more egregious considering it came after FF12 which is arguably the best game in the series. Toriyama shouldn't be allowed to director another FF ever again. Bring back Hiroyuki Ito.

Nope.

*Arguably

Even still.

Edited by Morningstar

This looks like it is even worse than FF12.

Posted by Homelessbird

Wait... is it just me, or is this just a Kingdom Hearts game without the Disney?

Posted by soundlug

@clonedzero: Given that a quest marquer appared when Brad a talked the NPC about the numbers... you are probably right.

Posted by Seroth

I think the game looks pretty cool. Gameplay seems strange and Japanese. Battle system looks fun. The Dead Rising-style timer seems interesting.

I really don't have any real attachment to the story or characters, but the gameplay being based around Lightning playing dress-up seems pretty weird and out of character of what I remember from the original FFXIII (never played XIII-2). I kinda wish this game was a Barbie-branded game, because 1) it'd be hilarious, and 2) the dress-up mechanic would fit. I would also take a LEGO game in which you transform into different minifigures.

Framerate still looks like trash, though. Does the PS3 version run any better?

Edited by sixpin

The FFXIII series bums me out. With the exception of any MMO shenanigans, every title from One until XIII had something about them that made me want to play them. XIII was the first Final Fantasy game I just walked away from and never went back. Here's hoping that XV is better.

In regards to this QL, I feel like Brad worries too much about moving things at an action game pace when he's in the driver seat on these videos. It is an RPG! And a convoluted one at that. Slow down and show it for what it is. Rushing just makes this (as Kevin VanOrd put it) mediocre game seem worse.

Posted by Dimi3je

@tr0n:

cokolino, zakon.

Posted by lachrymoses

People would have defended that Ashes Cricket game too if it were made in Japan.

Edited by Sooty

What a load of wishy washy crap, how this series is still alive I don't know.

Edited by JackSukeru

Y'know, I'm still kinda hopeful for Final Fantasy XV, but after cringing my way through this Quicklook, I just...I just hope it isn't this. Please let it be a little more grounded.

Edited by Sessh

Brad's understanding of the plot is something else. I mean even if your are not familiar, with the definitively convoluted plot, who would think that the city itself is god and not maybe just named after him?

Oh and yes, the choice of having a search the whole city thing as the first main quest is terrible.

Edited by SledgeGBay

Having actually played through most of it myself, I just want to throw out there I have really enjoyed it. So there.

Posted by Milkman

It's hard to imagine something any less appealing than this game.

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Posted by Robaota

I cannot understand how Brad liked the combat in FF13, it was an AI simulator. It really was a bad game, I was so unbelievably excited for it too.

Posted by Aegon

Wait... is it just me, or is this just a Kingdom Hearts game without the Disney?

It's just you.

Posted by Aegon

I'm still optimistic for FFXV. I don't know why as the entire XIII series has been an absolute train wreck and IV was a complete disaster.

XV is being developed by an entirely different team. Doesn't mean it can't be a train wreck, but it'll be something different.

I'm also hoping it'll turn out well.

Edited by CDUB901

Watching this just makes me want FFX next month even more. God damn that was a game

Fuck this trilogy...I'm so glad FFXV changed it's number to get away from anything to do with the number XIII

The only good thing about the number XIII as far as FF goes is Red XIII

Edited by jbuchan76

@thornie said:

Stupid outfits and dumb haircuts - check

Convoluted battle system - check

Completely ridiculous story that is impossible to follow - check

Stupid fucking anime style and melodrama - check

Japanese as fuck - check

Ugh.

Such a wonderful thing, just makes me giggle inside.. all the hallmarks of a JRPG. :)

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I'm going to make a wild assumption that this quick look contains people acting super dismissively about modern Final Fantasy.

Posted by flasaltine

The outfits mechanic is so stupid. It is cool that in battle you can change your combat style but the whole thing about changing outfits is so dumb. Why do your clothes change combat styles? It just makes no fucking sense.

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@cdub901 said:

Watching this just makes me want FFX next month even more. God damn that was a game

Fuck this trilogy...I'm so glad FFXV changed it's number to get away from anything to do with the number XIII

The only good thing about the number XIII as far as FF goes is Red XIII

I'm really looking forward to FFX. Hope it's a good port on the VITA.

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Posted by aktivity

@robaota said:

I cannot understand how Brad liked the combat in FF13, it was an AI simulator. It really was a bad game, I was so unbelievably excited for it too.

I liked it too. My only complain is it took 10-12 hours of boring corridors, before the game finally gave me full control over the combat and the world opened up. After that point I finally starting enjoying myself, off-course I fully understand people not wanting to stick with it for that long.

Posted by ghostyTrickster

This game looks kind of fun in a dumb way and makes me want to go back and check out 13 and 13-2.

Edited by Efesell

@flacracker: because that is what job systems do in every FF to feature them.

Posted by PollySMPS

@arbitrarywater: Pretty much. And a whole lot of "Why doesn't this videogame stuff make sense in a real world way, but I never think to ask those same questions of other games." I tapped out at around the 20 minute mark, so I'm assuming there's some "WOAH GUYS JAPAN HUH?" too.

Posted by Chicken008

So if anyone wants a good FF game they'll get Bravely Default.

Edited by Delta_Ass

So if anyone wants a good FF game they'll get Bravely Default.

Seems like the... default choice.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

@arbitrarywater: Pretty much. And a whole lot of "Why doesn't this videogame stuff make sense in a real world way, but I never think to ask those same questions of other games." I tapped out at around the 20 minute mark, so I'm assuming there's some "WOAH GUYS JAPAN HUH?" too.

Don't forget the utterances of "Remember when Final Fantasy used to be good?" That seems to be a popular thing to say among Games Journalists who haven't played Final Fantasy games since 2001.

Edited by TruthTellah

Hey, guys, Lightning Returns is a little...

weird

Weird.

WEIRD.

WEIRD.

WEIRD.

Edited by RenegadeMike

Yeah!? Well, I don't like the realistic looking versions of you guys either! Yall dont know nut'n bout no Final Fantasy.

Posted by Senate4242

I liked XIII and XIII-2. Sure they were not the best Final Fantasies, but they were still entertaining if not nonsensical.

This however..I am about 10 hours into it, and I am not enjoying myself. I do not like the time limit, you feel stressed doing anything. You can stop time, but in order to continue doing so you need to participate in battles which only provide a little bit of cash, maybe some materials or quest items, and a little bit of EP.

I am not at all surprised they got stuck on that quest. I did too, and had to get some help. They give you some vague information on these quests, and if you are in the right area you may get a marker on the map, but for the most part you are wandering the map, stressing that time is constantly ticking away. And my understanding is, if you screw up enough quests, you lost the game and you have to start over A la Dead Rising.

I hope it gets better further in and there is less emphasis on time, but I find it unlikely. So far I am disappointed.

Posted by rethla

"Weird i didnt even notice that" - Brad about a core game mechanic.

Edited by gringbot

Thank god this game is out...

This means no more FF13 trailers, time to let this series die finally. I'm so sick of Lightning and the FF13 games.

Posted by DoctorFaust

@chicken008 said:

So if anyone wants a good FF game they'll get Bravely Default.

Seems like the... default choice.

Or you could be brave and try something new.

The combat seems really interesting. I wished they focused more on that. A Final Fantasy game with a nonsense story and completely lame non-combat gameplay? Does that really surprise anyone? No, so show us the stuff that actually makes it different.

Posted by Milkman

The outfits mechanic is so stupid. It is cool that in battle you can change your combat style but the whole thing about changing outfits is so dumb. Why do your clothes change combat styles? It just makes no fucking sense.

It's pretty clearly their way of incorporating the Hatsune Miku like "dress up the anime girls" mechanic.

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Posted by CornBREDX

The combat system seems interesting, everything else seems uninteresting.

Posted by SharkMan

this game looks boring as shit!

Posted by ProfessorEss

@doskias said:

The part of this where it's a video game seems like it might be legitimately fun

Yeah I occasionally crave this type of gameplay but I'm just not into lengthy cutscenes these days. Especially games that are front loaded with them.

Looks nice. Some pretty ornate stuff goin' on.

Edited by Thermonuclear

It was pretty good when he talked to the NPC and it marked the minimap then they didn't see it.

Posted by EuanDewar

Damn man, it must be a bummer being a fan of the XIII games. All you see is negativity.