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Old 02-11-08, 12:07 PM   #13
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lyme, way back in the nes and snes hay day, a bunch of final fantasies released in japan didn't get released here, and so the US had its own set of version numbers (1 on NES, 2 and 3 on SNES). This practice was fixed with FF7 on playstation, which retained the 7 in all countries. Also the remakes of the older games also held onto the roman numerals of the original Japaneses one.

xav, what you say makes it seem like every game is just a fresh coat of paint on its genere then. ^^
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Old 02-11-08, 10:15 PM   #14
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Every new FF is slapping a new coat of paint on the same game more or less.
I don't know how you can be serious with this.

FF7 was set in a fantasy-style world with talking animals and characters that floated in mid-air. It was also a standard turn-based system with materia.

FF8 was set in a modern, mechanistic world with grown-up characters and a draw magic system--entirely different from FF7.

FF10 was set in a futuristic realm as the first "all-speech" RPG and featured a magic-sphere acquired ability system--something entirely different from the rest of the series.
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Old 02-11-08, 10:17 PM   #15
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I don't know how you can be serious with this.

Obviously he has never played any of them.
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Old 02-12-08, 09:52 AM   #16
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I don't know how this game fell beneath my radar. I've seen it get some mediocre scores, but the description sounds good to me. I'll probably give it a try this weekend.
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Old 02-12-08, 10:32 AM   #17
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It reviewed quite well over at arsT http://arstechnica.com/reviews/games...cry-review.ars
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Old 02-12-08, 11:30 AM   #18
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Why anyone would want to play a re-make of a re-make of a re-make, I don't know.
Ask any Madden fan...or hell just about any fan of an EA sports franchise.
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Old 02-12-08, 01:45 PM   #19
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Obviously he has never played any of them.
Looks like I hit a nerve. I wasn't being critical of the series persay...I was more or less using that statement to point out that LO gets the deck stacked against it by virtue of NOT being called Final Fantasy. Were it a FF game, the reviews would be better due to the reviewers not knocking some of the facets they are knocking.

Read player reviews all over the net and see what I mean. Most are raving about the game and are NOT knocking the fact that it's a freakin JRPG doing what JRPGs DO.

As to my coat of paint comment...I see it as no different than liking Madden or FPS games (you like what you like). They all have a different coat of paint yet at the heart share the same guts. The little tweaks are not what I'm pointing at.

For instance-

Brooding hero searching for answers (or playing soccer underwater), meets other people searching for answers, meets bad guy/s wanting to take over/destroy the world.

Group of heroes then proceed to talk to everyone they meet, do errands for said people and fight monsters, ride in airships, plunder dungeons and level up until they are powerful enough to face the bad guy.

Rinse then repeat with next RPG.

Now after I've outlined all that...I'll tell you that I love RPGs and I love that whole formula.

Don't get the underoos in such a wad please.
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Is it ok if I get my underoos in a wad? ::
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Is it ok if I get my underoos in a wad? ::
If you want to! Just be careful because cutting off circulation to the boys can cause severe discomfort
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For instance-

Brooding hero searching for answers (or playing soccer underwater), meets other people searching for answers, meets bad guy/s wanting to take over/destroy the world.

Group of heroes then proceed to talk to everyone they meet, do errands for said people and fight monsters, ride in airships, plunder dungeons and level up until they are powerful enough to face the bad guy.

Rinse then repeat with next RPG.
It's old, but it's still relevant..

http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html
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It's old, but it's still relevant..

http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html
I like it!


Started up the LO about 5 hours ago..having alot of fun so far at the grand old lvl of 15
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I like it!


Started up the LO about 5 hours ago..having alot of fun so far at the grand old lvl of 15
how did you beat the bird like creature? You know the 1st real boss. He's taking almost half my HP with his hits...which is bull****.
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