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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 02, 2010 (05:49 PM)
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Didn't you originally like this game?

Anyway, I'm glad you finally wrote this. Pretty soon people will run out of things to say in FFXIII bashes. On that note, I think you're the first person I know to outright dislike the battle system. Most people, even those who didn't enjoy the game, seem to at least acknowledge it as one of its better aspects. But you did such a number on this game that I'm a little surprised you didn't score it even lower!

I think I'm starting to grow ashamed of myself for enjoying this game. It's got so much going against it, and every time I read a review like this, I'm nodding and thinking, "Yeah, that's definitely true."


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 02, 2010 (06:06 PM)
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I did like it at first, then as I went on, I liked it less and less. And I'm pretty much an FF fanboy. This and probably FF2 are the only ones I've outright hated. Thanks for the feedback, too. FFXIII is still fairly playable, if only because you don't have to do that much, and I was still able to beat it, which is why I settled on a 3.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 02, 2010 (11:23 PM)
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FF2 is hard to play, though I like the main villain a lot. He was one of the cooler villains in Dissidia, too. Sephiroth has long gone the route of just staring out into empty space while speaking in a monotone voice.

Funny, because in FF7 he's not like that at all. He's bat shit crazy and loud about it. Maybe not Kefka loud, but still.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 02, 2010 (11:25 PM)
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I realize I'm in the minority here, but I've always found Sephiroth extremely bland and uninteresting. He dresses like a woman, hangs in the background for most of the story, and whenever he shows up he just mumbles nonsense and then flies away. And he gets his ass kicked by a complete pansy. (I'm referring to the flashback.)

Come to think of it, I can't think of many memorable FF villains. Kekfa is really the only one that comes to mind. Never did play much of FFX, though.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 02, 2010 (11:42 PM)
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Jecht had a cool story but Seymour is a total failure of a villain. And his name is Seymour.

Fuck me.


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 03, 2010 (12:02 AM)
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Seymour was brilliant. Shut your face.


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Author: espiga
Posted: July 03, 2010 (03:57 AM)
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Golbez was pretty badass.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 03, 2010 (04:29 AM)
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Seymour was about as badass as a boss gets. I especially liked when he was choosing between the lavender and the rose handbag. Or am I getting him mixed up with someone else? Either way, Final Fantasy X was awesome.


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Author: Ben
Posted: July 03, 2010 (05:56 AM)
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Golbez was pretty badass.

I agree with this.


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Author: fleinn
Posted: July 03, 2010 (07:40 AM)
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..I thought this was a very good review. A good thread all the way through it, and I'm pretty convinced you're not making things up to fit with the opinion you've started describing the further down in the review I get. Specially like the part about gameplay and story. Seems a good way to describe it from the little of ff13 I've played - that the story is somehow created completely, after they've argued a lot in a committee - and they just forgot they had to let people play once in a while as well.

The only thing is towards the end, maybe - you're repeating almost the same phrase for choice in gameplay that you used for choice in story progression earlier. It's a completely different angle, and it's a good one that describes the context of the battle system really well. I'm not sure.. it could come off as looking like something random that was added to the end of the review (instead of the really good point it was)..?

But this was a really good review.

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Oh, and you know what makes Sephiroth such a horrible villain? It's that the reason why he's mad - is that he knows he's just put in the story to create a motivation for the hero to kill him. He figured that out half-way in the game. Actually, he knows this from almost the beginning, so he just says: what the hell, man! I'm just a bunch of cells that happen to have a completely self-destructive will - so you know what: I'm going to enjoy being the bad guy, you piece of crap. If I'm going to die anyway, I'm going to make sure you suffer first and earn your strength because of ME!

I mean, it's not like he's really evil, is it :D You know just stabbing people at random a little bit and almost crushing the planet - works out in the end.. you know. :p


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 03, 2010 (10:03 AM)
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Seymour was about as badass as a boss gets. I especially liked when he was choosing between the lavender and the rose handbag. Or am I getting him mixed up with someone else?

Yeah, you're mixing him up with Kuja, again.


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Author: jerec
Posted: July 03, 2010 (05:11 PM)
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Thanks for the feedback, fleinn. I'm not really sure about the line being out of place, I read through the review about three or four times over the last week and was moving bits around. But hey, if it makes a good point, I'll just leave them there. No harm in repetition. If it makes a good point.

Or something. Anyway, I can't edit it until after the judges are done with it.


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Author: fleinn
Posted: July 03, 2010 (06:24 PM)
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..oh, crap. I completely missed the tournament thing again, didn't I. Sorry.. this is out of place, isn't it.. :/

..er..but no.. it wasn't that the same point was made twice. It think it could look that way. :)


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