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March 25, 2012 09:30:45 AM
(March 25, 2012 05:48:57 AM)qwertyguy1212121 Wrote: Actually, a vocal minority hated the game, whilst those who enjoyed or even loved it aren't keyboard warriors crying about how it isn't FF VII all the time. If the internet were as advanced as it is now upon the release of FF VII, I assure you it would also have gone down as a distatseful, linear game that isn't 'truly' Final Fantasy.
I'm going to have to completely disagree with you. Sure FFVII wasn't that great of a story, and it's not my favorite. However, if you think it would have "gone down as a distasteful linear game" then I have doubts you played it when it came out. It wasn't the story, it wasn't the characters, it was the presentation. When FFVII came out, it was during the 2nd year of the PS1 lifetime. It pushed the limits of the console while at the same time it brought in cinematic storytelling that was never seen before. Crossing real time play with CG scripted videos. It was ahead of it's time and changed how games told stories from then on.
I don't mean to be harsh, because that's your take on it. And I agree, many games would have faired differently back then if they had internet soap boxes. However FF7 isn't one of them. You can see that when you look at it from the perspective of it's release time, not today's standards.
(March 25, 2012 05:48:57 AM)qwertyguy1212121 Wrote: I loved FF XIII, it's my favourite console game ever. But I haven't bought FF XIII-2. Why? Because I don't like the fact that they are messing with the story. I don't like that Noel looks like an idiot. I don't like the fact that you only play as Lightning for about 5 minutes. I don't like the fact that the game caters to only right the 'wrongs' of the original game, trying to please those who hated XIII and leaving those who liked it generally annoyed. I don't like that the story has such a different atmosphere from XIII and sounds nowhere near as good. I don't like that the graphical quality and scope of the game is significantly lower than that of XIII. I don't like that Serah dresses like a hoe. I don't like..
And yet I'll still probably buy it. Just not now. Perhaps if they release a 'complete edition' I'll get it sooner.
I agree, I hated when they said they were pretty much changing everything that made FFXIII great. While I didn't like the linear tunnels, everything else in the game was beautiful and amazing. I enjoyed the story telling and HD visuals that were pretty much dumped in 13-2. Every time I fire up FF13, I always get stuck watching that amazing intro... so beautiful.
Also, don't discount Noel too quick. I did, and he ended up being a pretty awesome character. I still stand by my statement that if he was the lead, and Serah was removed, this game's story could have been something much better.