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  • itamae 9 May 2013 20:41:53 9,894 posts
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    [s]Snoozeball[/s] Blitzball should be more exciting too!
  • Ror1984 9 May 2013 20:47:15 4,108 posts
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    @itamae I don't think speeding it up by 17.5% will help it.

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  • Aretak 9 May 2013 20:48:10 10,374 posts
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    Futaba wrote:
    Your fears are justified, FFX-2 has a different composer (X was Nobou's last full game as composer) and the music is awful. There's only a few tracks in the whole game that are any good, the rest has you scrambling for the mute button.
    Can't say I agree with that. One of the best things about X-2 is its soundtrack. There's some fantastic stuff in there, and it generally makes a nice change from the bland orchestral background noise that Final Fantasy specialises in. The less said about Real Emotion the better, but 1000 Words is one of my favourite FF vocal tracks as well.
  • Futaba 9 May 2013 21:02:14 3,536 posts
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    Different tastes I guess but I'm quite surprised anyone coming from previous FFs would like it that much.

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  • Folant 9 May 2013 21:10:55 1,520 posts
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    The majority of x-2 ost was forgettable.

    In fact, aside from the two songs, the only tracks I can remember off hand are Eternity; memOry of lightwaves and Yuna's Ballad.

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  • King_Edward 9 May 2013 21:17:05 11,467 posts
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    "and now, I know,
    The world of real emotion has surrounded me,
    I can't give into it"

    Yeah. The soundtrack was shite.
  • Aretak 9 May 2013 21:35:00 10,374 posts
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    Futaba wrote:
    Different tastes I guess but I'm quite surprised anyone coming from previous FFs would like it that much.
    I guess it depends on whether you think a Final Fantasy soundtrack simply has to sound a certain way or not. Personally, I find 99% of the orchestral music in JRPGs entirely forgettable, with the endless droning of violins and trumpets all blurring into one long track. I think a lot of the best JRPG soundtracks have tried something a bit different to that, such as the Shin Megami Tensei (and especially Persona) games. Not to say there isn't a lot of great 'traditional' JRPG music as well, but people are far too quick to dismiss anything that deviates from it IMO.

    Personally, I consider XIII-2's soundtrack the best in the whole series, simply because it's so varied and such a departure from the norm. X-2's isn't anywhere near that quality, but it's definetly not bad.
  • Futaba 9 May 2013 22:41:07 3,536 posts
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    I've played some of Persona 3, its music was quite different as you say, especially for an RPG (it reminded me of Jet Set Radio more than anything else). I liked it even if some tracks did repeat a bit too much.

    Aretak wrote:
    Personally, I consider XIII-2's soundtrack the best in the whole series, simply because it's so varied and such a departure from the norm. X-2's isn't anywhere near that quality, but it's definetly not bad.
    My favourite tracks in X-2 were Mt. Gagazet and Macalania Woods. FFXI's is my favourite by far though :) Some amazing music in that game.

    Edit: Lol quote fail :x

    Edited by Futaba at 22:47:26 09-05-2013

    Edited by Futaba at 22:50:27 09-05-2013

    Edited by Futaba at 03:01:04 10-05-2013

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  • Ror1984 9 May 2013 22:52:34 4,108 posts
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    I'm playing P4G at the moment, and quite enjoying the music. I even knocked together a few words about it.

    As for Aretak's mention of the XIII-2 OST, while I don't think it's the best FF soundtrack, I do think it's very good. So much so that I bought the limited ed boxset. VIII or X are probably my favourite soundtracks, but pretty much every FF game has some standout music IMO.

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  • robthehermit 10 May 2013 01:10:55 4,257 posts
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    Lost Odyssey > Final Fantasy

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  • Ror1984 10 May 2013 01:23:32 4,108 posts
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    Tales of Vesperia > Lost Odyssey

    I did really like LO though

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  • CosmicFuzz 10 May 2013 07:01:33 25,304 posts
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    FFX2 is seriously, seriously shit.

    Will probably pick up FFX on Vita at some point when it's cheap.

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  • King_Edward 10 May 2013 07:36:17 11,467 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Lost Odyssey > Final Fantasy
    LO is perhaps the sixth or seventh best Final Fantasy.
  • Scimarad 10 May 2013 08:00:29 8,601 posts
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    Don't you mean the third best Shadow Hearts game?
  • Mageme 10 May 2013 09:07:57 2,043 posts
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    Was just looking at those new shots of FF X-2. Isn't one of those from the Last Mission level? Does that mean this X-2 HD version is the International + Last Mission version?

    I didn't mind X-2. Sure it was a cheese-fest but I loved the ending. The soundtrack was certainly different but fitting for the game I think.

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  • aros 10 May 2013 12:03:44 3,273 posts
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    Have they confirmed that these are getting a physical release yet? I will be furious if they are both DD only. It would also be ridiculous from a sales perspective to DD only FF games when they will sell well physically, being a big game
  • Ror1984 10 May 2013 13:08:29 4,108 posts
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    @Mageme Both games are confirmed to be the International versions.

    @aros I don't think anything's been confirmed, but Shopto have the PS3 one up for pre-order, as well as what appears to be a placeholder for X Vita (with the artwork of both, even though they're getting separate handheld releases). I'm confident they'll be physical releases - I'll be massively disappointed if they're digital-only.

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  • Flying_Pig 10 May 2013 13:23:10 11,351 posts
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    Vita needs more physical releases - just to get the retailers and punters interested.
  • aros 10 May 2013 13:52:05 3,273 posts
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    They are listed individually at Videogamesplus I believe too, so hopefully it's a positive indication.

    Final Fantasy on the shelves would surely tip a few people toward picking up the Vita. Sony shouldn't miss the opportunity to advertise the FF games on TV either.

    A two cartridge physical release would be pretty awesome, although unlikely. I would definitely like to see that - it could really move Vita games to the next stage if Sony lowered the cards to a cheap enough price for devs to produce 2 - 3 cart games (If they have no intention of tripling the cart sizes, of course)

    Edited by aros at 13:53:58 10-05-2013
  • aros 10 May 2013 13:55:21 3,273 posts
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    I've just found the following on Google, great news for all of us:

    Retail games will be sold on proprietary flash-based cartridges which feature writable partitions for storing save games, patches and DLC. Initially these cards will come in 2GB or 4 GB capacities, but Sony confirmed they will be able to increase cart sizes as manufacturing improvements make it cost effective to do so.
    Source

    I also didn't realise the carts come in 2gb or 4gb, I thought they were just 4gb. It makes sense why games such as Soul Sacrifice sit at 1.9gb now.

    Edited by aros at 13:56:22 10-05-2013
  • elstoof 10 May 2013 14:10:15 8,092 posts
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    Eh? That was Sony's claim before launch, when they lied about saving to the cart. That was backtracked as soon as it was realised how lucrative the memory card game could be.
  • Zackv4861 10 May 2013 18:22:54 1,133 posts
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    Some of the games do save on the card though.
  • santashi 10 May 2013 20:03:01 5,167 posts
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    Will the Last Mission be included? (Answer: We don't know) - Siliconera

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  • Ror1984 10 May 2013 20:28:12 4,108 posts
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    santashi wrote:
    Will the Last Mission be included? (Answer: We don't know) - Siliconera
    I hope they do include it. These re-releases really need to be the 'ultimate' editions of these games.

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  • JinTypeNoir 11 May 2013 09:45:39 4,392 posts
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    Final Fantasy X is so, so good. But you know, I hope Square Enix puts some time into the Vita versions so that they are more conducive to portable play. By that I mean things like a synopsis or "last time on Final Fantasy X" feature, a stop-and-start-again soft save, the ability to skip cut scenes and displaying the characters and environments at a smaller ratio so you can see as much as you can in the console versions.

    Final Fantasy X-2 can shove a chainsaw up its ass and press the on button for all I care.

    itamae wrote:
    I still think that the expert sphere board is the most elegant system of character progression ever developed, and really would have liked to see it in more games.
    Well, they did inspire a lot of RPGs to rip them off (as usual) and you could say the license grid and FFXIII's system both were modified versions of a sphere grid. I agree with you in that it was the absolutely perfect balance between character uniqueness and giving the player the freedom to develop and customize their character.

    Oh my goodness. If this does well, I think we can expect Final Fantasy XII HD. I'd never make it outside of my house again.
  • PazJohnMitch 11 May 2013 15:15:17 8,617 posts
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    FFXII HD! Now you are talking.
  • Widge Moderator 11 May 2013 15:46:06 13,728 posts
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    Liked the sphere grid and defines roles. X's combat and dresspheres made it even better.

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  • Ror1984 18 Jun 2013 01:30:30 4,108 posts
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    Tiny possibility that sales of X/X-2 HD will lead to XII HD. Maybe.

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  • .Wolfie-kun. 18 Jun 2013 02:15:42 11 posts
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    XII HD? No thanks. Give me VI, VII, VIII or IX, then we're talking.
  • Mageme 18 Jun 2013 09:06:27 2,043 posts
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    I loved the sphere grid level up system... felt like a complete revelation at the time of playing it. I think I read somewhere that it was adapted from the Front Mission games but I don't have any actual knowledge or experience to confirm.

    I think on par with that was the battle system, everything about it felt so right; it was a lovely blend of action, tactics, timing, luck etc. Granted I haven't played as many RPGs as JTN but I don't think I've experienced anything quite so engaging since (although I did find Resonance of Fate's battle system extremely fun).

    On a side note, am I the only one on this planet who liked Blitzball??

    In any way, I too love FFX (and don't dislike FF X-2) and can't wait for this to be released!

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