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Old 03-31-2014, 03:30 AM   #51
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Yeah, XII is better than X, X-2, XIII and its sequels.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:13 AM   #52
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Akira Toriyama's the Dragon Quest guy. You mean Tetsuya Nomura.

FFXII is not horseshit at all. It's an excellent game; give it a whirl.
Sorry, I meant XIII, not XII (not a bad game). My bad.

Thanks for other correction as well.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:26 AM   #53
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Yeah, XII is better than X, X-2, XIII and its sequels.
I wouldn't go as far as being better than X. Vaan is a pain in the ass and I hate the gambit system.
But the world is great and there are plenty of huge cities which is nice.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:16 AM   #54
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Vaan is better than Tidus, the sphere grid is much more logical and intuitive, and the world isn't as linear as X or XIII. The gambits I could live with.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:56 AM   #55
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Vaan is better than Tidus, the sphere grid is much more logical and intuitive, and the world isn't as linear as X or XIII. The gambits I could live with.
FF-XII had the better world. It also looked better than X.
Still it made sense that X is very linear. It's a pilgrimage.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:17 AM   #56
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That doesn't improve the gameplay.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:50 AM   #57
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I think the only thing that could have been improved gameplay wise is the fixed camera.
I have the same grudge towards Person 4: The Golden.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:01 PM   #58
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I'd also love me some FF-XII International Zodiac Job System on my PS Vita.
And Type-0 (I heard the fan translation will be out in August so your move Square Enix!).
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:59 AM   #59
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My personal favorite is Final Fantasy 9, because not only did it have a great story along with great characters with their own personalities and the hardships each endures and learns from, with Zidane's longing for a true home, Garnet's pressure to be queen, to Vivi's questioning the actual meaning of life and what it means to live. But also because it's my earliest memory of me asking my brother to borrow it and asking for his help.

That said, I've completed 7, 9, 10 (completing the international version's a bitch), 10-2 (PS2, haven't yet for the PS3), and all I really have left of 12 is defeating Yiasmat (The hardest optional boss of the game).

and I've legitimately enjoyed each game time and time again. Sure each game's central tone is different (with 7's harsh tones of how to deal with death and X-2's more happy-go-lucky tone combined with its own lovestory) and gameplay for all of them is thorough and enjoyable.

Except 8. Hate 8 so damn much, I've tried to actually beat it about 6 times now, can barely continue after the first disc. Not even because it's hard or challenging in the least, but because of how idiotic its gameplay really is.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:49 AM   #60
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FF8s gameplay is fine if you simply refrain from using magic. It's weird for a JRPG to simply stock magic to raise your stats is counter-intuitive but with this in mind the level system is very cool.
However the story is horrible. Squall is just one facepalm after another.

9 has other problems though. The random encounter rate is just too damn high. Other other step triggers a battle. Very tireing.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #61
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FF8s gameplay is fine if you simply refrain from using magic. It's weird for a JRPG to simply stock magic to raise your stats is counter-intuitive but with this in mind the level system is very cool.
However the story is horrible. Squall is just one facepalm after another.

9 has other problems though. The random encounter rate is just too damn high. Other other step triggers a battle. Very tireing.
I don't have so much of a problem with the magic system itself. THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT HOW THEY TIED YOUR STATS TO MAGIC HOWEVER IS DIFFERENT.
Not only can you triple or more your health in the first 3 hours of the game with changing a few tents into 99 Curagas across the board, but the way you can basically break every battle by doing a few card battles, change them into rare items or magics, and attach them all to your characters before you even think of going on the assassination mission. After that, just make Diablo learn the Enc_None ability and you can just wipe anything that's in your way. YOU CAN GET SQUALL'S BEST WEAPON BEFORE THE END OF DISC ONE FOR CHRIST'S SAKE.

There's nothing wrong with giving you the ability to be a little more prepared, but you usually don't get this kinda Game-Breaking Buffs until in the middle-to late game, and that's why it's mostly unbearable to me. Because it's not a fun game if it's not a challenge to you.
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Then don't use this cheat.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:17 PM   #63
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It's not a cheat. It's regular gameplay.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #64
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It's not a cheat. It's regular gameplay.
Exactly, if you know how to exploit the game early, why wouldn't you want to? You shouldn't have to limit yourself to enjoy a poorly designed game.
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Well, it just so happens I purchased FFX/X-2 HD Remastered about a week ago and boy do I feel disappointed. I mean -nostalgia aside- I know it's a great game and all, but they hardly did anything other than clean up the faces (only the playable characters) a little and edit some of the soundtracks. At this point I feel Final Fantasy is just rehashing things for a little extra cash at the expense of the fans.
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Well, it just so happens I purchased FFX/X-2 HD Remastered about a week ago and boy do I feel disappointed. I mean -nostalgia aside- I know it's a great game and all, but they hardly did anything other than clean up the faces (only the playable characters) a little and edit some of the soundtracks. At this point I feel Final Fantasy is just rehashing things for a little extra cash at the expense of the fans.
You can't forget that you also now have the international version. Enjoy fighting the Dark Aeons and Penance. You also have to remember you obtain a cinematic cutscene transitioning between X and X-2, along with X-2 itself being Remastered (also the international version) along with the extra mission after that.

That being said, just because they only made a few things look nicer, you still get that much more content for not even full price.
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You can't forget that you also now have the international version. Enjoy fighting the Dark Aeons and Penance. You also have to remember you obtain a cinematic cutscene transitioning between X and X-2, along with X-2 itself being Remastered (also the international version) along with the extra mission after that.

That being said, just because they only made a few things look nicer, you still get that much more content for not even full price.
Yeah, I did overlook that tidbit. lol
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #68
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Vaan is better than Tidus, the sphere grid is much more logical and intuitive, and the world isn't as linear as X or XIII. The gambits I could live with.
The fuck? Vaan was just a tag along with no character other than "I want to be a sky pirate" which he becomes in like the first act. I loathe Vaan with a passion. Tidus was an actual character that went through change and growth and actually contributed to the plot.
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Yeah, he also laughed like this:

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Vaan was pointless, but at least he wasn't an annoying douche.
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I found Vaan pretty annoying. At least Tidus grew during the story.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:45 PM   #71
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I found Vaan pretty annoying. At least Tidus grew during the story.
As much as I can agree that parts of X were fairly awkward (laugh scene included), that doesn't mean that Tidus didn't advance the plot. He was a character, a person with his own problems (daddy issues sure, but problems) and actually grew past them and developed as time went on and grew with other characters.

VAAN AND PENELO HOWEVER, are two characters that only existed because the game needed idiots to explain the story and the lore along with anything that required said explanation. If you changed the central plot around Balthier and Fran actually being the sky pirates they claimed to be, not much of the game would've changed.
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After two long years of stopping and restarting the game I've finally beaten Final Fantasy IV. It's right up there with VII in my opinion. Next up is to finish X and X-2, then VII or IX.
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Final Fantasy VI is the greatest game in the history of Final Fantasy. Others need not apply. Go home and stroke your moogles.
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Final Fantasy VI is the greatest game in the history of Final Fantasy. Others need not apply. Go home and stroke your moogles.
I disagree with this.
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I disagree with this.
Well, hundreds of scholars from around the world have tirelessly plugged away at the empirical data and they say Final Fantasy VI is the greatest Final Fantasy of all time. You can argue with them
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