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Posted by FunExplosions

aww

Edited by AllanIceman

Woot! Never played FF. I just like the cut scenes.

Posted by Creamypies

Kanji likes girls. Confirmed.

Posted by GrumpyTheDorf

"Lets turn summons into transformers! "
"That sounds like a GREAT idea!"

Posted by ISmoochyI

WHAAAAAALESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Posted by geddon_jt

The music ruined it for me... 

Posted by Cub3

I'm really surprised at how well the voice acting is turning out. I cannot wait.

Posted by Meptron

hope it has a japanese language track w/ subs...

Posted by BeardedFerret
@creamypies said:
" Kanji likes girls. Confirmed. "
I thought it sounded more like Dojima but I think you're right. GET BENT SHIVA.
Posted by DragoonKain1687

Maaan the dubbing sucks serious monkey hairy balls. Wish I knew Japanese. Damn man, how can it be so bad after the amazing work in Final Fantasy XII?

Edited by DiGiTaL_SiN

Could this be the next endurance run? I hope not.
 
Also, is the guy that does the voice of Snow the Kanji guy too?

Posted by Creamypies
@BeardedFerret said:
" @creamypies said:
" Kanji likes girls. Confirmed. "
I thought it sounded more like Dojima but I think you're right. GET BENT SHIVA. "
Hahaha yeah! It's definately Kanji... I IMDB'd it. I'd have to imagine his primary summon would be a watermelon?
Posted by BeardedFerret
@creamypies said:
" @BeardedFerret said:
" @creamypies said:
" Kanji likes girls. Confirmed. "
I thought it sounded more like Dojima but I think you're right. GET BENT SHIVA. "
Hahaha yeah! It's definately Kanji... I IMDB'd it. I'd have to imagine his primary summon would be a watermelon? "
He can't be in the same party as lightning or he'll get a blood nose.
Edited by Lepuke

Man, I hope that the voice overs can be turned off in favor of text only.
At least if I read it in my head like a book I can make the character voices in my head fit the dialogue a lot better.
 
EDIT: Wow now that I have finished that I must say... the trailers music was not fitting at all. (In my opinion horrible.)

Posted by LeadNinja

Everyone has such clear skin in Final Fantasyland.

Edited by Grimes

Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.
 
Sephiroth...

Posted by empire_man

Lightning looks kinda anorexic.

Posted by DerekDanahy

Lol wut?

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Edited by Scooper

That guy doesn't look right. There's no men's men in these sorta games it's all fairies with bad goatees. Except for the dude with the afro, he looks badass!

Posted by Lepuke
@Grimes said:
" Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.  Sephiroth... "
I really do like Final Fantasy and all, but that right there is pure awesome.
Posted by mrburgwad

PAAAAAAAAAAATHHHOOOOOOSS.
 
(But yeah it looks huge and terrific.  The type of hyper-melodramatic story where my friends and I will be like "Psh, heh-heh, super cheesy, heh-heh," on the outside, but like "omfg" on the inside.  Will buy.  Will enjoy.)

Posted by Burns098356GX

Anybody just not liking these new FF settings? Its like FF8, but like even more techno. I liked the more traditional medieval settings.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

Yep that's a final fantasy cut scene all right

Posted by Kyle

Okay, fine, I'm finally sort of excited about this game.

Posted by Metiphis

Yeah it's pretty rare in a game where the voice acting doesn't make me roll my eyes.  This wasn't bad.  Progress!

Posted by pbhawks45

Is that Kanji?

Posted by tedbear

Do people still care about games from Japan ?
Other than the Japanese lol

Posted by Zuul
@Grimes said:
" Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.  Sephiroth... "
Holy shit dude... get a life
Posted by buzz_killington

The lip synching is very distracting... VERY distracting.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@Grimes said:
" Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.  Sephiroth... "
You sir, are in my "cool book". 
Anyone who says Western games don't have a "soul" need to be beaten to death.
 
Oh and this voice acting in this game is terrible.
Edited by Delta_Ass

This is just embarrassing. How could those voice actors say that dialogue with a straight face? It's just... ugggh.
 
I mean, didn't you expect that girl to say at one point: "It was raining the day I was born." And then the other chick goes, "And you were the Lightning in that rain."
 
All set to that atrocious J-pop music.
 
They also decided to model a black guy with asian eyes for some reason.

Posted by MattQ

 In this video: Snow does his best Roman Polanski impersonation.

Posted by Branthog

More of the same from a ridiculously convoluted series.

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Posted by GregIsRad

Yep. That's Final Fantasy alright.

Posted by Nomin

What this game needs is a multi-headed dick to cleanse it out of all foppish corn. I thought most Final Fantasy was the veritable cheese king of the RPG fandom, this is downright cheez whiz that even  Uwe Boll wouldn't touch. Give me Persona meat dimension of absurdity over this highfalutin soap any day.

Posted by nate64
@Grimes said:
" Ah yes, Finaru Fantasi . High-art... The zen of video games. The plots in these games are richer than any film or book ever written. I scoff and the western attempts at duplicating the magic of these games with blunders such as Fallout, or Planescape: Torment... When Sephiroth stabbed Aerith (Aeris for you plebians) I slammed my controller to the ground in a whirl of rage and sorrow. After waking up several hours later with self-inflicted claw marks all over my body, I grabbed the controller. This was not the end. No. this was the beginning... I would have my revenge on the one who killed her. I mouthed the word, but did not speak it.  Sephiroth... "
I hope that's hyperbole because saying any Final Fantasy has the best story of all times is just slightly wrong.
Posted by Besetment

Beautifully rendered cutscenes and what looks like a fairly entertaining battle system, ruined by corny melodramatic dialogue and poor storytelling. Hey, it's a new Final Fantasy game!

Posted by idiotic_genius1

Looks good. I'm excited
Posted by Agent_Lost

Let see, Sarah is
 
1. Engaged to Snow
2. Lightning little sister
 
oh yea, she going to die.

Posted by X360_boner

Wish this was 360 exclusive so they didn't have to tone down the blood and violence, once again the 360 is kept from reaching its full potential because the ps3 version is holding it back.

Posted by HCARyan

 16 will get you 20 Snow.
 
Also, I decided the voice acting is going to be awesome after hearing the line, "You think you die and everything will be sugar and rainbows!?" It's not all synced perfectly, but the delivery was great.

Posted by destruktive

I'm looking forward to it :D

Posted by Ubiquitous

Aside from all the ridiculous badly acted melodramatic prose and the J-Pop this game looks awsome. I do mean freakin fantastically awsome BTW. Not sure though, I'd really like to know more about the actual story rather than hear the drivel that I don't even want to hear when I'm playing the game. I also would've been more satisied by 7 minutes of straight badass eye candy coupled with the music from the first few minutes of the video instead of the latter terribleness.
Posted by Darth_Cuddles

I have to have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by gunslingerNZ

this looks sorta shitty, officially unsold...

Posted by BinaryDragon
@X360_boner: you my friend are mad.
Posted by VanTesla
@X360_boner said:
"Wish this was 360 exclusive so they didn't have to tone down the blood and violence, once again the 360 is kept from reaching its full potential because the ps3 version is holding it back. "

 
 I hope you are making a bad joke...... The game was made for PS3 only for years then later on did Enix think about making it for the 360..... 
 
 Because of the 360 porting it delay the original release date for the ps3 version but added new stuff for the delay. FF is not about blood and crazy violence it is about story...... 
 
 Honest truth is the ps3 will be better in the sense of graphics and pace for it is fully using the blue rays capability so the 360 will still be good but not as good as ps3 I bet a 1000 yen on it. 
 
 360 is overbloated and already has a better mass of exclusive games so ps3 deserves better but you just wine and cry about me me me...... I own both systems but honestly the 360 fan have to have it all is dumb.... 
 
 If this was not a lame attempt at a joke than you have a problem my friend.....
Posted by ptys

Seems like final fantasy is now just driven by cute girls, vein males,  cheesy story and pop music... They should take a look at FFVII... are same people even still working at square!!!

Edited by Meteora

I was pretty much grinning from the cheesy-ness I'm getting from the game and facepalming at the same time... The voice acting is meh, but we'll see. Though FF13 is going to be on my top list on games to buy, asides from MW2.

Posted by HCARyan

Square just shot themselves in the foot.

I don’t know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I’m an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It’s not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance. 

What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase FFXIII for either system, nor will they purchase any of Square’s games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Square has alienated an entire market with this move.

Square, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.