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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2008, 02:15:22 pm »
I would think that all of their N64 games would fall under the same sort of fog that Goldeneye had.

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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2008, 03:40:52 pm »
I can pretty much track my childhood and growth to adulthood alongside the releases of Final Fantasy games. It's funny how my maturation ended up paralleling that of the series itself. I guess I'm just blessed that by coincidence my birth happened at the exact time to make something like this even possible.

Wide eyed and excited,brash and sure of righteousness and good in the world, I felt drawn to FF4 (2 US) on the SNES like no game I had ever been drawn to before. A few years later I was a little more vulnerable, understanding of my need for friendships and trust, and FF6 (3 US) was there as well, Terra and I were going through the same experiences in our lives.


I purchased a Playstation just because of FFVII, and I was rewarded for my trust with only the greatest game to ever grace a console. Bold, deep, mature, it was everything I was craving. The loss of Aerith paralleled a deep personal loss I had experienced just prior IRL, and just like with FF6, I felt like the game and I sort of got through the tough periods together.

This continued with FF8, and FF9 was just what I was looking for at the time, a joyfull reminder of youth and things past, and a sense that it was okay to recapture it and revel in it, even if its time was past.


Once again I picked up a PS2 just for FF games. I would talk about how FFX mirrored my brash entry into a more adult world and relations with the opposite sex, and X-2 led to my understanding and acceptance of that other sex as a full time part in my life, but I just dont have the heart. My soul is crushed. I can't even think about talking about FF12 right now I just can't.



I bought a PS3 for FFXIII and not much else. I put my trust in Square, in Sony, in myself. That trust has been broken. I really don't know what I am feeling right now but it is unfamiliar. I'm angry, but it is more than that. Part of the FF series was making that total commitment to the console, and being rewarded for that commitment with a barrage of emotions, feelings, and sensations that only a game carefully crafted in a symbiotic relationship with a single console could provide. Now that Square-Enix has violated my trust, and this bond, it's not going to be the same this time.

I hate to say it but it looks like I am going to have to forge a life of my own now, without Final Fantasy guiding me along. But right now all I feel like I can do is cry.

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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2008, 03:45:32 pm »
I never knew you were so deep...

Nerdy but deep!

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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2008, 04:13:39 pm »
*Looks at HolsteinCow's post*

Jesus....

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With that aside though E3 doesn't look so bad, watching it right now on G4.
Not much to say other than it's doing good so far, but the fable hands on sucked...in video quality I mean :P
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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2008, 04:38:57 pm »
Mmm..I didn't like fable much, and I doubt fable two will be much different.

It was too linear, in my opinion..
They're collectible! Sorta...


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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2008, 05:49:56 pm »
With the excpetion of Donkey Kong the nightmare that was the Star Fox Adventures and Goldeneye Rare own all their licenses.

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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2008, 05:51:23 pm »
Star Fox Adventures was fun, but it wasn't a Star Fox game.

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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2008, 06:01:21 pm »
Only real problem I had with StarFox Adventures was the weaponry, lack of really good space battles, and the ****ing damage detection >:(.

It wasn't a "real" starfox game as Pat put it, but it wasn't terrible either.
Assault on the other hand failed in many departments but did well with air combat and visuals.
Hopefully the next starfox project Nintendo plans will make up for the falls of previous titles.
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Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« Reply #68 on: July 14, 2008, 06:06:46 pm »
I seem to remember that it wasn't always a Star Fox game, but that Fox and the team were added at a later date.

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Re: E3 2008
« Reply #70 on: July 14, 2008, 07:34:48 pm »
Hmmm. Lightning not the main character?
That's odd, if it's true, but I can't wait to hear about more info on Verses since that's the least known of the FF titles to date next to Agito.

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Re: E3 2008
« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2008, 07:56:32 pm »
Stupid spin offs and convoluted plot points... I kind of hate Final Fantasy now. It's less about the games and more about how much crap they can tack on to the next number in the series.

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Re: E3 2008
« Reply #72 on: July 14, 2008, 08:00:24 pm »
With FFXIII i have to decide what version to get now. I kinda wish I had held off on getting a PS3. Maybe I'll change my tune after sony's conference tomorrow.
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Re: E3 2008
« Reply #73 on: July 14, 2008, 08:02:45 pm »
Stupid spin offs and convoluted plot points... I kind of hate Final Fantasy now. It's less about the games and more about how much crap they can tack on to the next number in the series.

Well sorry to say Pat, as long as the fans want more Square Enix will supply.
Actually it's part of a series that will continue for a number of years, the next couple of titles announced aren't the only ones. There is an "unknown fourth title under way, who knows what's in store.

But no ones forcing you to play any of the titles so no big, I probably won't get these either.
Lacking the proper systems and what not, but I did remember you saying something somewhere, if the music compliments the gameplay and character themes than it's still good. Something like that, not putting words into your mouth or anything; that's all I can remember.
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Re: E3 2008
« Reply #74 on: July 14, 2008, 08:08:53 pm »
If you missed it, here is a recap of the show's big announcements.