Joined: Apr 2011
May 06, 2012 10:44:28 PM
(May 06, 2012 03:14:58 PM)Youjinbou Wrote: Those weren\'t news, juts rumors.
XII worked absolutely perfectly, in fact they should have just continued with that format. Fighting enemies on the battlefield without annoying screen changes. And with XIII, where you do nothing but fight every 5 seconds for the entire game, this gets annoying REALLY fast. They might as well just kept random encounters.
Exploring the world couldn\'t be any further removed from the XIIIs concept.The only reason XIIIs had any success at all is just the name recognition and the fact that it\'s on PS3 now. Thus they made XIII-2, to cash on the still lingering success of \"HEY, FINAL FANTASY ON PS3, I\'LL BUY NO MATTER WHAT\".
What they need to do is stay away from MMO and jumping the shark with battle system as far away as possible, and focus on what made all previous, barely changing, entries so great. Story and characters.
Unfortunately for you're sake, the annoying screen changes has been a part of Final Fantasy's successful formula for 25 years. And unavoidable fights for 23 years. Not saying you're wrong in your thinking, but keep in mind that others probably like it and have supported the IP for it's lifetime.
I agree that XII was an amazing combat system, it was my favorite. Still holding to ATB and utilizing Gambits, while still holding a menu system for on-the-fly. It was amazing. FF13 just took the gambits and ran with it. I stil love FF13/FF13-2 from combat perspective, but 95% of the time it was just hitting autobattle.
To be honest, unless some big breakthrough happens with the graphics development crowd, I don't see us ever getting another open world FF similar to FF12. It's just not easily done with HD graphics. Sure some companies 'seem' to pull it off using texture duplication and massive amounts of bugs, but it's a developing gamble and takes too much cost/time/risk. I think they are experiencing that with FFV13 as it seems open world'ish.
Lastly, I'm someone that bought FF13-2, and it wasn't because "I'll buy it no matter what!" Square/Enix has been providing 25 years of amazing games from their IP. Sure they don't always make choices that come out to my 100% liking, but I can honestly say that every game I buy from them, I get my money's worth (I use the movie ticket per hour formula lol). While FF13 did have lackluster characters and linear pathing, the visuals/music/overallplot/world was amazing. Sure, I had my doubts for FF13-2, but it still provided me with plenty of entertainment. Which is alot more than I can say with many other IPs in the gaming marketplace these days. Not meaning this to attack you, but just giving my take on your statement.