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FullbringIchigo

@Feena it looks like the free story stuff deals with Shiva and Ifrit, i wonder how that will fit into the story?

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Feena

@FullbringIchigo I somehow figured out what happened with those two but just because I really wanted to...it surely could be explained more organically but yeah I wonder where they'll insert this... Maybe the train chapters? Or a free "episode"?

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FullbringIchigo

@Feena i'm thinking it's going to be added to the main menu like Verse 2 was so you can access it whenever you want to

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johncalmc

Man, this Final Fantasy XII platinum is a slog. It seems like no matter how much progress I make I've still got a billion things left to do.

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Feena

@johncalmc there are a couple of tricky ones but I found them pretty challenging / entertaining - trial mode stage 100 was intense.

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johncalmc

@Feena I don't think this one is as bad as FFX. That's got a ridiculous amount of busy work. This one at least it's quite varied. I'm just going after the Espers, then I've got to finish the hunts (I'm up to hunt 32) and then I've got to go find all the magics and technics I don't have. Then I think I'm pretty much ready for the trials.

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Tasuki

So I figured what the heck and bought FFIX. I am not sure when I will get around to playing it or if I will like it, given that I have hated the FF series since VII. But I heard this one feels more like the order games.

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FullbringIchigo

@Tasuki yeah it does feel like the older ones, even to the point where you have 4 party members instead of 3

also look at this guy, if that doesn't scream classic FF i don't know what does
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Kogorn733

(moving from another thread--sorry! didn't know there was a designated FF one)

So why do you guys think Square keeps milking FFXV?

Don't get me wrong...FFXV was a fun game. But I wouldn't call it remarkable enough to warrant an entire expanded universe. The world and lore for it aren't anything special, at least when compared with Ivalice, Spira, or Gaia, and its characters are pretty bland compared with other casts in the series. I wasn't too much of a fan of FFXII gameplay-wise with the gambit system, but at least most of its characters were memorable.

Is square actually making a good deal of money off the spinoffs games, movies, etc., that it is producing within the FFXV universe? If not, couldn't its time better be spent working on other games, or the next game in the series?

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Feena

@Kogorn733 sorry in advance for the long reply but there are several points you touched upon!

For the updates to the game itself I just think Tabata and team really love their project and want to realise the vision they had for it even if they were forced to meet a deadline and get the game out last year. They had been working on XV just a little more than 3 years after receiving the terrible task of making a functional game out of a lot of pre existing assets Nomura and his team created for Versus XIII and I think it's almost a miracle the game turned out as it did. I am totally convinced they could really give us a fantastic game if charged with the next FF project from the start.

Then you have Square Enix's will to try this new game as a service trend for things like the comrades expansion, the timed Quest, timed events etc. I don't mind. The next FF won't come out before they released the remake of VII in three episodes (developed by a totally different team)... They have time to spare and experiment a little.

I am not a fan of the expanded universe thing in terms of movies/anime and other medias... I think their angle with this is to create a lot of "entry points" to the XV universe and make different kind of people become invested into it.

Finally, I just played the two games almost back to back and I personally think Noctis & C simply overshadow the cast of XII in the charisma department. Though I like XII its Ivalice setting, the cast striked me (again) as one of the blandest in the series - Vaan and Penelo aside, I can't even say that I actively dislike them as I do with others (like Squall or Serah and Noel) they just don't elicitate a strong emotional response in me. The four Bros? Endearing as hell. True buddies. I also find the world very unique and interesting...can't say I played any other game with a similar setting. The lore is but a missed opportunity since it's not explored too much.

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FullbringIchigo

@Kogorn733 because the game went through at least 3 different versions and game engines multiple rewrites and at least 2 different teams over the span of 10 years so Square need to make their money back

besides they aint "milking" it, that term gets thrown around FAR too much these days, it's ONE game being supported via DLC, it not like they are releasing a game every year with little to no changes like Call of Duty or Fifa and still charging full whack, THAT is milking

if you think releasing DLC over the course of a year is milking then games like Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim or pretty much ANY MMO must be doing it too right, .......No of course they aint it's just the way the industry works now, games cost a tonne to make and they have to recoup the cost somehow

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Feena

@johncalmc yeah maxing out all the sphere grid thing really time consuming - the closer thing in XII is probably completing thr bestiary, you need all the rare monsters for it and need to make them spawn I'm very specific ways...

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johncalmc

@Feena I had a read of a guide and it said I was best to tackle the trials first since most of the monsters feature in that in some capacity. Then mop up the rest. So that's my current plan. I've got all the espers barring two now. Just got to get Ultima and Zodiark. I think I'm underlevelled for that though. I've got myself trapped in the hidden area of the Henne Mines, ran out of MP items so I can't heal, and have no viable means of escape other than running. Dull.

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Feena

@johncalmc maybe use charge or drain for thr MP! Zodiark and Ultima are "interesting" fights (*bites pillow and screams)

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Feena

NBAMobiler wrote:

Fun fact time! you can actually play Final Fantasy 9 in 2 Player (Combat Only) It was never mentioned in the manual =P

http://nbalive-hack.com/

O.o oh I didn't know! Ty

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kyleforrester87

Ah I did try that once.

Second fun fact, which takes me back to the second post I made in this thread:

http://kotaku.com/13-years-later-a-new-final-fantasy-ix-quest...

Also if you look at the water fountain in the hallway on the way to the lift in the midsection of Lindblum castle, Zidane mentions there being no where for the medallion to go. I read today that's apparently that's a Resident Evil 2 reference, which is fun lol.

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Feena

LMAO gotta love the first RE chapters when we were surrounded by zombies and picking up absolutely random things like dragonfly combs and medallions

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