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With all the Final Fantays Sequel Square is doing now

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:04 am

^ I loves teh FF8 as a legitimate and highly enjoyable game.

Sequels are only bad when they suck so it isn't an issue IMO.

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Post by Crazyswordsman » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:22 am

^8 would've been enjoyable had its characters not come from boilerplates, had the story not become so lovey-dovey (FF is about warriors and politicians, not love dramas) and had the gameplay been somewhat more traditional (I think the Draw system was great, but it needs to be more standaloneish). -CSM

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:56 am

You mean the characters were bland you mean?

Granted, the story became mostly "i luv u 4evr" but warriors need motivation too.

Draw, I liked. But it should have been optional/refined.

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Post by ZeldaGirl » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:35 am

FF9 was amazing - I think it's fair to say it's my favorite FF game.


And while FF7 gets crap for the 'expansion', I will say that some good things have come from it - though I've only played pieces, I'd say Crisis Core was pretty damn good.

You know what game doesn't get enough love? Tactics. God, THAT is an awesome game. Haven't played Advanced, but the original Tactics (and the remake) are seriously good games.

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Post by Swordmaster Link » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:39 am

I have very little FF experience (only beaten VI and tactics Adv. but played I, VII, and VIII), but Tactics Advanced was highly enjoyable for me. It's along the same vein as the Fire Emblem series, so it was up my alley.

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Post by Sim Kid » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:58 am

I actually liked Final Fantasy VIII, but my favourite part was that it wasn't trying to be all "Ye olde british aisles", more of "Modern fantasy." Which is something I'd like to see more.

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Post by Crazyswordsman » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:21 pm

I don't like modern fantasies that much, especially when it involves what Final Fantasy is when I started playing it. Take Xenosaga, for example. That game was so complex I couldn't even get past the first hour or so. -CSM

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Post by 1-up Salesman » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:39 pm

I watched the Laughing Scene. I don't know if I'm ever going to play FF X now.

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Post by Crazyswordsman » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:22 pm

It's a great game. Yes, the characters suck (sans Auron and Wakka) as does most of the voice acting, as does the story, but it's a VERY fun game to play. One crappy laughing scene shouldn't deter you. -CSM

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Post by ZeldaGirl » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:36 pm

I actually liked FFX's voice acting. I mean, everyone gives Tidus' actor crap, but he actually does a very good job reflecting Tidus' occasionally whiney, childish character. Yuna's VA was the only one I can't really stomach; everyone elses is a pretty darn good reflection of their character.

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Post by Crazyswordsman » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:36 pm

From what I understand he actually defends his interpretation in his interviews. Nevertheless I can't stand characters like that, voice acting or not. I couldn't stand Cloud or Squall for similar reasons (although instead of being whiny they came off as jerks). Terra, though an interesting character, was too mental at times to be likeable, although that changes later on. Cecil is definitely caring, although it's hard for me to relate to nobility. That leaves Zidane, and he's just a regular guy with a heart of gold. I can relate to that strongly. -CSM

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Post by Sim Kid » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:58 pm

Crazyswordsman wrote:I don't like modern fantasies that much, especially when it involves what Final Fantasy is when I started playing it. Take Xenosaga, for example. That game was so complex I couldn't even get past the first hour or so. -CSM
I wasn't aware Xenosaga was in a modern era...I've been thinking ever since its release it was more sci-fi and futuristic.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:17 pm

Squall's voice acting was done pretty well, IMO. 'Cause he is a jerk.

Seymour's voice was creepy so I liked his voice actor too.
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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:40 pm

I thought about buying it, but I went and bought FFIV instead. I just beat CT a few months ago anyways.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:42 pm

^ Maybe I missed something, but thought about what?

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:43 pm

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Post by t3hDarkness » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:47 pm

I like the independent remakes of Final Fantasy 1 with the MP system to replace the spells per day.

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Post by JaredThaJa888 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:55 pm

The 2D games are less detailed and thus have more room for expansion.

I think Final Fantasy VI would technically be good for a Prequel.
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