Final Fantasy XIII: 10,000 BC With More Airships?

Topic started by gia on Dec. 17, 2008. Last post by Lemegeton300 5 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
  

Seriously! Raptors.
Seriously! Raptors.

Okay, the first thing I thought when I was watching this new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII was: “are those raptors?!”


Yes, it appears that the upcoming lucky 13 entry into the Final Fantasy franchise will feature dinosaur-like creatures...but don't worry, there are still all sorts of newfangled airship-type things. You'll also spot popular summons Ifrit, Carbuncle, and...well, okay, I'm not sure if the harp-playing feathered chick is a summon or not, but I think it's Siren...she had feathers and a harp in FFVIII, right? I'm a little distressed that Carbuncle now looks like some kind of koala dressed as a court jester.


You'll see other characters who look familiar too, although I'm not sure if it's intentional. A guy with long, pale hair and a sword? A girl in a white hood being escorted as though a prisoner? A perky-looking girl with a bare belly, a lot of packs around her waist, and pink/yellow/red clothing? Methinks you might need to consider a new character designer, Squenix.


That said, the real weakness of the trailer was its failure to incite any interest in either the story or the characters...it looks more like they just pulled together the coolest-looking videos they already had done and jammed them together. The world looks impressively broad, what with its dinosaurs and high-technology and magic feel, but in a trailer it just feels too completely unfocused.


That said, I'm still buying it. You? [Via Topless Robot]

Post by hazelnutman (142 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I got a PS3 for FFXIII and MGS4. No way in hell I'm missing out on this game.

If it's not a simultaneous launch, then I'll just import the Japanese copy ;)

You don't have to think too hard about the Final Fantasy series' settings. I mean a world where huge firearms are available, yet swords are not outdated yet? Sweet!
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I dunno, hazel-- FFVII is my favorite Final Fantasy to date, in part because the world setting was so impressively done. The world really felt large and populated with interesting people.
Post by orz (114 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I seriously can't wait for this game.
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
yep I get it, if only i know how the game look, all we seen is amazing cut-scene and that about it.
Post by Rathany (81 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I'll get it as soon as it's out.  The question is, will it own my soul like VII, IX and X, or fail to impress me like XII and VIII?
Post by hazelnutman (142 posts) See mini bio Level 2
gia said:
"I dunno, hazel-- FFVII is my favorite Final Fantasy to date, in part because the world setting was so impressively done. The world really felt large and populated with interesting people."
Sorry, I meant to say that you don't have to worry about it as in go into the logic of having dinosaurs and airships in the same universe :P

Yes, FFVII was very well done. They fleshed out the world really well, from sleepy towns, to the modest slums. Which reminds me, I should play it again!

Post by Lemegeton300 (300 posts) See mini bio Level 10
gia said:
"I dunno, hazel-- FFVII is my favorite Final Fantasy to date, in part because the world setting was so impressively done. The world really felt large and populated with interesting people."
agreed. they have not really succeeded in creating such an interesting and "real" world since FF7 and FF8. i am hoping 13 is a return to form cos i really did not like 12. Glad to see Ifrit is back though that is a clear step in the right direction.
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