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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF6 aka FF3 in the original SNES release was a better, more detailed story than FF7, but not by much. I still say Kefka has to be one of the most vile villains of all time and I LOVED Gogo's customizable menu. The thing that puts FF7 ahead is the superior graphics; it was the first total reinvention of the games appearance. In FF1-6 one can see a steady improvement in graphics and character design but there's little originality. FF7, with the advent of far superior machines, was able to accomplish things only dreamed about previously by game designers. I think the more realistic graphics of the cinema sequences helped endear the characters to many people more than previous games' characters did.

FF8 wasn't bad per se, but it tried to hard to be FF7 as opposed to being its own game. FF9 was definitely retro, I think, in many ways. I think it embodied a more traditional FF story line than what was seen in the previous two incarnations of the game. I definitely dug it.

Another example, and I think an even more startling contrast was Kingdom Hearts 1 vs. 2. I mean, you watch like what, 45 minutes of cinematics before the game even starts.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KH2 was one long cinematic, where you hit the x button a lot and occasionally the triangle button.

At least that's how it sometimes seemed.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...which would have worked better if the plot was coherent. I loved the game, though, but I may be a sucker for cutscenes.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't get me wrong: FF7 was revolutionary. It brought immersion, storytelling and the interaction of the various facets of gaming to a level rarely (if ever) seen prior, not to mention the enormous graphical leap. They did things previously unthinkable in a mainstream game (kill off a central, primary, playable character, with no introduction of a "new" character immediately thereafter who fills the role?).

But 9 was better.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Secret wrote:
...which would have worked better if the plot was coherent. I loved the game, though, but I may be a sucker for cutscenes.


Yes, it was quite fun, but fun like a $20-$30 movie. Not fun like a $50 video game (which is what I spent on it).

I assume you meant KH2
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KH1>>>>>>>KH2. I wanted it to be so much better than it was. I wanted more cool things to kill too. What was with the number of bad guys being so low? Seriously, the game boy game that linked the two main games together was better than KH2.

And as a side note, the strategy guide was super huge for a much shorter game and sucked all around. Are they making a KH3? I was told they were but I haven't heard anything real yet.

So ya'll are saying that I need to dig out my playstation and play FF9?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More or less
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S. I love that the topic of the thread is "Face the world" and we're all talking about playing massively time consuming video games Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrew wrote:
immersion, storytelling






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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lasairfiona wrote:
Are they making a KH3? I was told they were but I haven't heard anything real yet.


Yes. There was apparently a trailer at the end of KH2, and the maker of the game has said they would - but they're not calling it KH3, and apparently it's not a direct sequel.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Secret wrote:
Lasairfiona wrote:
Are they making a KH3? I was told they were but I haven't heard anything real yet.


Yes. There was apparently a trailer at the end of KH2, and the maker of the game has said they would - but they're not calling it KH3, and apparently it's not a direct sequel.


Judging by the trailer at the end of KH2, I would think not. It looked pretty much completely unrelated except for the presence of keyblades.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, forgot about that part.

I think I cast Knights of the Round two, maybe three times (other than for Emerald weapon).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
andrew wrote:
immersion, storytelling








pshaw this is nothing. When I wanted to take a break I'd have someone w/ quadra magic and W-summon cast Bahamut Zero (this won't work w/ knights of the round) and then have the other two people mimic it. 24 castings of Bahamut Zero takes a quite a bit of time.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what any of that all means but sure!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
I have no idea what any of that all means but sure!


W-summon doubles a summon, quadra magic multiplies the casting of any spell or summon by 4 (so 8 castings for the price of 1). mimic will replicate this, but there are only 2 of this materia in the game. The game doesn't let you do this with knights of the round but you can do this with the second longest/second most pwerful summon, Bahamut Zero.
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