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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

@teddie said:

@thatpinguino said:

The amount of assets, world building. and capital that went into that game forced Square to keep making sequels and reusing existing resources.

So you're saying FFXV trilogy confirmed?

A quote has already come out about how they don't think of 15 as a standalone game.

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#2 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

@theblue said:

It looks like they dropped a Japanese boy band into the Midwest and there are also giant monsters and knights.

I still don't know how I feel about playing as a J-pop boy band on a road trip.

Also, is that girl in the trailer Stella? Man, they sure have changed her design in the 35 years it took for this to be made.

haha. I'm still a bit torn on that, too. The Japanese boy band angle continues to bother me a bit. Like they took the Sephiroth lackies from Advent Children and made them the main characters in a game. I hope your cast will end up being more diverse than current indications.Perhaps the car and boy band are just part of the early game.

I certainly hope so. The Final Fantasy games I love are full of crazy and unique characters. Like a dude with a gun for a hand, a living magical weapon, a fire tiger thing, a ninja, a yeti, and even a cross-dressing pirate. One of the things I was disappointed about in the 13 series was you didn't get anybody like that. At the very least I want to see some girls in the party.

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#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@hunter5024 said:

Maybe this will end up being for the best, but no matter how much people might dislike Nomura, it's hard to be optimistic about a director change in the middle of a project. 12 was basically ruined by it in my opinion. Hajime Tabata is an interesting choice for his replacement, I'm willing to entertain the idea after he directed Crisis Core, but I have to wonder how well his vision and Nomura's vision will blend. I feel like a lot is riding on this game, especially given that recent quote about how they're using it to judge the viability of console rpgs. It's really baffling to see changes like that given what this game represents, though just about everything Square does these days is kind of baffling to me.

Despite making me worry about 15, I suppose this is at least good news for Kingdom Hearts 3. Personally I'm more interested in the former though, and I wish its fate was a little more secure.

That is generally true, but FFXV is hardly in the middle of development. There is already a demo planned and will apparently release next year - so within the next 4 - 16 months. Considering by the time it will be released it'll be 10 years in development, switching directors on year 9 is definitely not the same as year 4, 5 or 6. Who knows, maybe Nomura's stuff is already done on this game and he can now focus on KH3.

10 minutes ago, I probably would have argued about it coming out next year, but judging by that trailer I just watched maybe you're right. It could just be that he's putting the finishing touches on it. Personally I doubt development on this game has been earnest for more than 3 or 4 years though, and I'm not so certain it won't be a 2016 game, so that's a little more troubling. However if you're right, then this probably isn't a big deal.

If this is the case though, I do hope they give Tabata his own shot at the main Final Fantasy series though, because he probably won't be able to leave much of a mark on this one.

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#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Regardless of whatever misgivings I have about the story and gameplay, I think I'd have to play this for the graphics alone.

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#5 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

I was hoping we could stop talking about these games now that we're hopefully done with them forever.

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#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Maybe this will end up being for the best, but no matter how much people might dislike Nomura, it's hard to be optimistic about a director change in the middle of a project. 12 was basically ruined by it in my opinion. Hajime Tabata is an interesting choice for his replacement, I'm willing to entertain the idea after he directed Crisis Core, but I have to wonder how well his vision and Nomura's vision will blend. I feel like a lot is riding on this game, especially given that recent quote about how they're using it to judge the viability of console rpgs. It's really baffling to see changes like that given what this game represents, though just about everything Square does these days is kind of baffling to me.

Despite making me worry about 15, I suppose this is at least good news for Kingdom Hearts 3. Personally I'm more interested in the former though, and I wish its fate was a little more secure.

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#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Getting kind of a Dynasty Warriors vibe from this. Various characters with unique but simple movesets, running through big featureless environments, having people yell in your ear about the larger battle you are taking part in, narration that gives you context for the battle you are about to be in. Not really what I'm looking for from Square. Fingers crossed though.

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#8 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

My job is basically an 8 hour break.

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#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Drinking is high on my list of Dumb Things to Be Proud Of.

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#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

I just chalk it up to differing tastes. I've never had a game I love be totally ravaged by them before though. I kind of hope that happens sometime just to know how I'd react. I'd probably blame it on them being incompetent or something.