Returning to FFXII
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:13 PM
I'm playing it through again now, and after around 17 hours I'm going to come out and say it. It's the best Final Fantasy in the series and one of the best games ever made.
In six years, it hasn't aged a bit. If you erased it from history, upped the resolution and added decent shadows, released it tomorrow it would stand toe to toe with Skyrim/Amalur/Xenoblade. In fact, I'd argue it trumps those games.
The art design is magnificent. The voice acting is wonderful. The plot, sense of place, adventure... it is exactly what I want from the franchise.
It feels like a perfect evolution. Check these two screens.
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Now, I know you can move around in XII, but it's still exactly the same combat dynamic. You heal, use buffs and cause damage whilst conforming to a set move timer. Position is arbitrary and arguably just there for show.
The classes, sweeping political intrigue and small fry rising to fulfill potential and end the diabolical plans of an evil despot. It's all in XII.
Add the hunts - totally addictive - and you have a game that, for me at least, is close to perfect. Please, please go back to this template Square-Enix because you stupid fuckers nailed it and you didn't even realise.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:22 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:56 PM
If it works on an emulator I might give that a go, but otherwise I'm stuck till they decide to release it on PSN or something.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:48 PM
I started this again a few months ago and sat in my bed for three days running around the Mensa place levelling. Went back to Skyrim and forgot.
Think il have another shot tomoz
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:34 AM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:02 AM
The plot ruined it for me. Never finished it because I got so bored with the political bullshit. The rest of it was pretty good, and Fran is the best FF character ever.
Maybe it's all the Game of Thrones I've been watching but I'm finding the plot pretty good so far. And I'm so moist for Fran.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:26 PM
Gran? I ment Fran - bloody iPhone
Or did you..../Freudian Slip
Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:21 PM
XIII and XIII-2 were good, but way too far up their own silly arses compared to previous games.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:38 PM
BUMP!! The remaster is good. I will have more to say after tonight, as I am planning a decent session on it.
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