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Postby User » 25 Apr 2017, 08:45

after dark souls my new game is final fantasy x

at least, it would be if it let me play the fucking thing. seriously this game is 70% unskippable cut scenes. fucking waste of time, i end up using my phone more than playing

what was with square in those days
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Re: ffx

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 09:52

what was with square in those days: that was the tail end of the golden era for square, and though they have had a few standouts since then, FFX was kind of the last gasp. yoichi wada was seizing power and forcing out almost all of the talent that built their reputation from the NES days thru the PSX era. FFX was notably the last main series entry to feature uematsu as the primary composer, and the last main series credit for hironobu sakaguchi as well (they had some early involvement with FFXI which was being developed concurrently, but had no role in overseeing the game or its expansions). a couple of years later his ambition to create the japanese EA was realized when he secured the merger with enix in 2003. FFXII from 2006 was the last outstanding release in the series, and largely because it was a holdover from the old guard. most of the key staff were either forced out during, or significantly marginalized after its release.

anyway

i'm not 100% sure if FFX was the first fully-voiced console RPG, but it was certainly the standard-setter. they wanted to use the power afforded to them by the PS2 to turn the RPG into a more cinematic presentation, and that's largely been the direction of the main series ever since

the game itself is quite good, but if you have no interest in the story there's a lot of that to slog through. i think due to having no idea how to approach full voiceovers, they made a very strange choice in localization where the english voice actors' delivery was dictated by the animations, which were themselves synced to the japanese voiceovers. the result is some truly bizarre diction, with auron being the notable exception as his mouth is almost always covered over.

out of the PS2 final fantasy games, XII is far superior in pretty much every aspect, though. unfortunately the only way to play it currently is via emulation, the jazzed up re-release is scheduled for july but i think only for ps4 currently. PC version will come 6 months to a year later i'm sure
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Re: ffx

Postby Nick » 25 Apr 2017, 10:05

I ain't remember that many but its been a good long time since I played it
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Re: ffx

Postby zim » 25 Apr 2017, 12:42

uh, you have dark souls 2, dark souls 3, demons souls, and bloodborne

get to it
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Postby User » 25 Apr 2017, 18:47

I am using PC and can't get DS3 easily and i heard DS2 is shit
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Postby User » 25 Apr 2017, 18:48

and stormy i thought ffx was the last ps2 ff, that's why i chose it. Runs like a dream emulated at 2x resolution ony tv too
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Postby User » 25 Apr 2017, 18:49

Just, fucking cut scenes
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Re: ffx

Postby Nick » 25 Apr 2017, 19:46

No they did finally fantasy x-2 a few years after
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Re: ffx

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 21:11

nah FFX was actually the first on the PS2, it came out here in december 2001. FFX2 was released in north america in late 2003, and should be avoided at all costs. FFXII was released at the end of 2006, just a couple weeks before the PS3 system debuted
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Re: ffx

Postby Nick » 25 Apr 2017, 21:22

The real problem here is that none of these games are final fantasy tactics
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Re: ffx

Postby Hitoshura » 25 Apr 2017, 22:29

:idea:

FFXII was yasumi matsuno's last original project with square-enix, same dude that was responsible for FFT and the ogre battle/tactics ogre series, and one of the main reasons the game was as good as it was. he was forced to resign from the project toward the end of the development cycle
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Re: ffx

Postby zim » 25 Apr 2017, 23:51

User wrote:i heard DS2 is shit


you heard wrong splendid mate of mine, take my hand as we cross this meadow, i've played through it about 3 or 4 times :idea:
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Re: ffx

Postby User » 26 Apr 2017, 13:08

Hmmmm ok

What is stormy(s take on ds2
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Re: ffx

Postby Hitoshura » 27 Apr 2017, 04:43

hmm, i think the breakdown is thus:

dark souls = demon's souls > dark souls 3 > bloodborne > dark souls 2

it's the worst of the bunch without a doubt, pretty much the only entry in the series i'd advocate skipping. most bosses are dull and trivial, and the world isn't fun enough to make up the difference. i think they made some improvements with the rerelease but i never felt compelled to go back to it even with fire sale level pricing on steam
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Re: ffx

Postby horse dealies » 01 May 2017, 23:04

i keep seeing this thread's title as an abbreviation for "for fuck's sake"
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Re: ffx

Postby shadowalk » 15 Jul 2017, 13:10

FFX :xx: I think I'll play that again soon.

I'm currently playing Suikoden 4 on a PS2 emulator. :ba:
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Re: ffx

Postby Hitoshura » 15 Jul 2017, 23:31

i still have suikoden 3, 4 and 5 from my days of amassing a billion RPGs i'll never have time to play

and still have never actually played them :redneck: the first two games were wonderful though
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Re: ffx

Postby shadowalk » 16 Jul 2017, 00:11

Suikoden 2, much like Breath of Fire 3 and Chrono Trigger, is pure RPG perfection. :xx:

Suikoden 3 was kind of eh due to the flow of the game being way too dragging at times. Suikoden 4 feels alright. It reminds of me Suikoden 2 in some ways.
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Re: ffx

Postby Nick » 16 Jul 2017, 01:38

Nick wrote:The real problem here is that none of these games are final fantasy tactics
vega wrote:But when I am meeting she is a round circle like egg. :oldryan: . She is eating 88% of foods and I am paying 100% bill.


Ninny wrote:But I've never seen a fat sexy leopard elevator naked, what do I do when I'm not aroused?
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Re: ffx

Postby User » 17 Jul 2017, 08:59

I gave up on FFX, way too much cut scene and not enough gameplay, boring
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Re: ffx

Postby horse dealies » 21 Jul 2017, 19:07

every time i see "ffx" i think "for fuck's sake"

anyone else have this
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Re: ffx

Postby zim » 09 Aug 2017, 17:00

no because x is not s
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Re: ffx

Postby horse dealies » 09 Aug 2017, 17:11

you'll never get your dick sucked with that attitude

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