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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:49pm 14/01/10 | 31 Comments
Sqeenix have release their cinematic Final Fantasy XIII trailer with English dub, so everyone hanging to play the game from Western shores can check this out to become acquainted with the characters they'll soon be spending hours upon hours with.

It's great to see in this cinematic that each character has had their lip-syncing animated for the English version of the game, and it doesn't look like too shabby of a job, either.

You can grab the trailer in download or streaming from here, or simply watch the embedded video below.




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DM
Posted 12:56pm 14/1/10
so everyone hanging to play the game from Western shores

This was the reason I bought a PS3 but after hearing it being slammed 6 ways from sunday on a variety of issues, I think i'm gonna give it a miss. I don't want to have to buy a new PS3 (mine only lasted like 6 months or so now the laser wont work anymore) for $500 to play this. Some are calling it the biggest rip-off in gaming history
Dan
Posted 01:03pm 14/1/10
This trailer would almost be badass if it had a soundtrack that wasn't, you know, completely... gay.
Scooter
Posted 01:06pm 14/1/10
Thats what i've been hearing, but since i'm a self-confessed dedicated SE fanboy i'll end up buying it anyway...

It's a shame really, I use to love Squaresoft and Enix games a lot. Games from these 2 companies were 3-4 of my top 5 games... but after the merger things have steadily been going down hill.

For those interisted in a little free FF-Spin off, Fantasy Earth Zero Beta is now open to English speaking players;
http://fez.gamepotusa.com/

Although it's been open to Japanese speaking players for a while... quite a while... going on 4 years... But you can join the Beta! for English players...

More Info;
http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/read/15942/General-Square-Enix-Gamepot-Partner-for-New-MMOG-Fantasy-Earth-Zero.html
tequila
Posted 01:08pm 14/1/10
you know what would be even more awesome?
if the video worked

edit: worked after page reload

last edited by tequila at 13:08:13 14/Jan/10
DM
Posted 01:21pm 14/1/10
FF13 maybe getting called a pile of pig s*** but FF14 looks so awesome. I'm so signing up for that when it comes out. So are my friends. Mabye FF13 VS will be better than what just plain old 13 is

EDIT - That FEZ game may be pretty cool but it's only that beta sign ups that are open, not the actual game by the looks of things. Eh i'll keep it bookmarked for the future.

last edited by DM at 13:21:15 14/Jan/10
simul
Posted 02:16pm 14/1/10
hearing it being slammed 6 ways from sunday on a variety of issues


Cause Famitsu gave it 39/40 instead of 40/40? Or cause of linearity?

The thing to remember is that the initial Japanese release often doesn't include a lot of the extra non-linear end-game missions we are used to. The international releases usually have extra features. The original Japanese release of FF7 didn't include emerald and ruby weapon fights and a few of the boss fights got changed. Same with the other FF's. The hope is that the english version of 13 will have the same process of tweaking / opening up the endgame.
DM
Posted 02:28pm 14/1/10
Cause Famitsu gave it 39/40 instead of 40/40? Or cause of linearity?

No. This is some of the things i've heard.

- The game is pretty much 1 long hallway until around 20 - 25+ hours into the game.
- You can't avoid battles and can't flee from them.
- Hardly any towns.
- Buying items done in save points
- Party healed back to full hp after every fight (good or bad will differ person to person)
- If the main character dies it's game over. Even if others are alive.
- Often the parties are fixed too so you get stuck with what they give you, usually with only 2 people
- Hardly get any money so you can't buy anything better than what you have looted already.
- There are no levels (seems to be carrying on over to FF14 sadly)
- Only 8 items useable in combat
- Not many weapons or accessories

Even with graphics as good as they are, I won't be getting it unless there are some heavy changes in our release.



groganus
Posted 02:40pm 14/1/10
sif you would give a s*** about any of that crap, final fantasy games have always been about the story.. not the actual gameplay.

if they were about the gameplay everyone would of gotten over the series years ago cause its the same tiring s***.
ravn0s
Posted 03:47pm 14/1/10
You can't avoid battles and can't flee from them.


ive seen plenty of vids of people avoiding battles.

If the main character dies it's game over. Even if others are alive.


yep thats really f*****g stupid

last edited by ravn0s at 15:47:13 14/Jan/10
daniel3245
Posted 03:49pm 14/1/10
They were about both actually. You need good gameplay or else no one is going to play. They would rather go read a book for a grand story telling, then face plant into a game that has terrible gameplay (not saying FF13 has this). Trailer looks good, story looks interesting (cocoon is a "city" by the sounds of it), and I'm liking the looks of the final fantasy combat that I have dearly missed.

And DM, I heard there wasn't gonna be any levels in FF14, and it will be nice to see how they accomplish it, and if they do it with some sort of difference. Not everything has to be a WoW clone xD
simul
Posted 04:07pm 14/1/10
- The game is pretty much 1 long hallway until around 20 - 25+ hours into the game.


All FF games have the start hours as linear, just sounds like its extended a bit.

- You can't avoid battles and can't flee from them.


Couldn't avoid battles in most of the others. Not being able to flee would be a pain.

- Hardly any towns.
- Buying items done in save points
- Hardly get any money so you can't buy anything better than what you have looted already.


Well no point in having that many towns if you can buy stuff from the save points. Shopping at save points does sound stupid, but I guess its the same as shopping at a shop thats sitting next to a save point. With regards to money - meh, in most RPGs the stuff you find is better than anything at the shops / what you afford anyway.

- Party healed back to full hp after every fight (good or bad will differ person to person)
- If the main character dies it's game over. Even if others are alive.


The gameplay and difficulty of battles will be adapted to suit these, and it does add in a bit more strategy (re: main character)

- Often the parties are fixed too so you get stuck with what they give you, usually with only 2 people


Im sure thats only for the linear sections, ie: the same as other FF games during some story bits.

- There are no levels (seems to be carrying on over to FF14 sadly)
- Only 8 items useable in combat
- Not many weapons or accessories


Crystarium System is the levelling system in the game, similar to SG system from FFX. The actual levelling in FFX was pretty useless compared to the effect the SG system had, so I wouldn't be too concerned.
According to gamefaqs theres at least 14 usable items in combat and over 100 equip-able weapons.
groganus
Posted 04:12pm 14/1/10
Well no point in having that many towns if you can buy stuff from the save points. Shopping at save points does sound stupid, but I guess its the same as shopping at a shop thats sitting next to a save point. With regards to money - meh, in most RPGs the stuff you find is better than anything at the shops / what you afford anyway.


Like crisis core...
NanaPeel21
Posted 04:15pm 14/1/10
Well i'm 23 hours in and just got the ability to choose my party.... otherwise its all good none of the stuff that people seem to having a crap about is bothering me at all it's an awesome game.
ravn0s
Posted 04:23pm 14/1/10
i love the break system they have in battles.
Sc00bs
Posted 04:50pm 14/1/10
how did u get it early nana?
Sc00bs
Posted 05:01pm 14/1/10
worst music i have ever heard for a game trailer!!!!
Eorl
Posted 05:10pm 14/1/10
@NanaPeel21 You do realise it's not even released yet, right? Blowing steam out of the old bagpipes ey?
ravn0s
Posted 05:11pm 14/1/10
he probably imported the japanese version.
Scooter
Posted 06:06pm 14/1/10
It's out in Japan, so those among us that can read it could be playing it already.
Sadly, i'm not in that sect :(

That FEZ game may be pretty cool but it's only that beta sign ups that are open, not the actual game by the looks of things. Eh i'll keep it bookmarked for the future.


Pretty sure I said Beta in my post, yep there it is.
DM
Posted 06:20pm 14/1/10
Yeah I know you did, but I thought you meant the actual game was released
Twisted
Posted 07:01pm 14/1/10
...so ... wtf was this music? I couldn't watch the whole clip. The music was awful. Must be marketing to game to teens.
NanaPeel21
Posted 07:16pm 14/1/10
Yeah I got it from Japan, and don't worry you won't be hearing that new song much because I haven't heard the one it replaced yet and i've heard it only plays int he endind or near the end of the game anyway.
Damo
Posted 07:36pm 14/1/10
Why isn't this on pc?

That looks like a mad as game..
Methz
Posted 07:47pm 14/1/10
I like the idea of doing away with towns. why the f*** do all rpg makers find that this must be a part of the game for ppl to buy it? towns are f*****g boring and usually just serve as a way to completely halt the flow of game for me.
I mean seriously,when battling for all things epic like most ff games do,why do they decide to just stop and spend a few days at an inn etc.
ViscoS
Posted 07:55pm 14/1/10
Took some elements from other Squeenix games, doesn't bother me so much.

I miss Nobou...
Sc00bs
Posted 10:29pm 14/1/10
ffx was the best one

ive played it maybe 4 times, i'd say its the best story in a game ive ever played, apart from ocarina of time of course
ravn0s
Posted 10:59pm 14/1/10
ffix is my fav. replaying it atm. havent played it since 2000
Midda
Posted 12:25am 15/1/10
sif you would give a s*** about any of that crap, final fantasy games have always been about the story.. not the actual gameplay.

F*** off, that's what movies are for. Games are about gameplay, otherwise it's not a game, it's an interactive movie.
greazy
Posted 12:52am 15/1/10
I like the idea of doing away with towns. why the f*** do all rpg makers find that this must be a part of the game for ppl to buy it? towns are f*****g boring and usually just serve as a way to completely halt the flow of game for me.
I mean seriously,when battling for all things epic like most ff games do,why do they decide to just stop and spend a few days at an inn etc.
Japanese chix want a soft bed that's why.
groganus
Posted 05:35pm 15/1/10
F*** off, that's what movies are for. Games are about gameplay, otherwise it's not a game, it's an interactive movie.


Then explain why a game where the primary elements of game play consist of guiding through a menu to perform attacks is so successful.
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