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Ralizah

I've kicked around the idea of trying XIII again after dropping it in disgust not long after release. Never have I been so disappointed by a game so quickly and thoroughly.

FullbringIchigo wrote:

still one good thing even if it doesn't is that the PS4 would take actual skill and planning to finish because these new features seem to be there to make the game easier

...technically, sure, but difficulty in a game should never derive from forcing the player to "plan" around an inadequate system.

I mean, it will make it easier, but the feature that they added should have been in The Zodiac Age on release in the first place. Unlike DQXI S, where I think the exclusive content is fair given how long Switch owners had to wait for the game, this just seems like something that should have been patched into every version of the game. It's not really "extra content" so much as it is fixing something that was broken about the original release.

I doubt the patch is coming, but here's hoping.

Here's a legit bright side: you lot did get a gorgeous-looking steelbox with launch copies of the PS4 version, if I remember correctly. I actually own the steelbox edition for the PS2 version.

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Ralizah

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Kidfried

Final Fantasy XIII. I don't remember much about the game, except that it really burned me on the series. Honestly, I'd rather go for XII again or XV, which I still haven't played.

@Ralizah Honestly, 'fair' is a strange word here, though. Is it ever fair that people who chose to support this game the first, get less than late adopters? Square Enix could be somewhat more respectful towards its fanbase.

This exclusive content would have only be fair if they would have announced about it beforehand. And people could make the decision themselves to either wait for the exclusive content or not.

The only reason Square does this, is because they know the hardcore fans will double dip now. It's business practice that I think is in no way more 'fair' than anything loot boxes.

And yes, it's the reason I stopped buying their games in the first two years after launch.

Kidfried

Ralizah

@Kidfried Well, while they didn't go into detail, S-E did say fairly early on that DQXI S would have some sort of exclusive content, so it's not like this came out of nowhere.

I think it's fair, considering the massive disadvantage this version of DQXI has in launching more than a year later than the others (and, like, 2 years later in Japan). It's not like purchasers on other platforms didn't get access to a full and complete game. None of the stuff being added is going to alter the gameplay experience in any substantive way.

It's the same reason it made sense to me that Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on PS4 with extra stuff, y'know? It's like a way of saying: "Sorry for the wait."

Of course, I'm sure driving hardcore fans to double-dip is definitely a factor as well.

The changes to Zodiac Age will directly impact gameplay, though, and, as I said, it's stuff that should have been there in the first place. It's not really "extra content," like in DQXI S, so I do think it should be patched into existing versions of the game.

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Ralizah

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Kidfried

@Ralizah Rise of Tomb Raider was also Square, and I didn't agree to that whole endeavour either. Everything about Rise's release and such left a bad taste in my mouth.

And DQXI S wasn't announced before DQXI was released, so... yea. You can say sorry for the wait, while also offering the other content as DLC (free of premium) to the first game. They're not losing anything over it... except the money they get from their hardcore fans, who will double dip.

To me it's like the Sony cross-play stuff. I won't lose any sleep over it, but I'm not so naive that I will defend those kind of decisions. I get why they're made, but I don't like 'em.

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Kidfried

Ralizah

@Kidfried In fact, DQXI was the fifth game confirmed for the Switch, and was announced before the system was even officially unveiled.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/22/dragon-quest-11-confi...

It was originally supposed to launch side-by-side with the other versions, but... yeah.

How would your feelings change if S-E pulled an Atlus and the DE was confirmed to come to the PS4 as well as the Switch? Or would it be annoyance about having to re-purchase any version of the game at full price?

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Ralizah

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Kidfried

@Ralizah Sorry for the late reply, but I see you're completely right. Expecting not much of the Switch before it was released, I just hadn't caught up with most of the news then.

I stand corrected, sorry. Then I can better understand where you're coming from.

(Also, I'm not too concerned with platforms either. But yeah, I wouldn't like if the Deluxe Edition released on PS4 standalone, and not as DLC)

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Kidfried

Jaz007

The season pass of FFXV still comes with comrades. I bought the pass and royal upgrade today because of the sale and I can confirm.

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belmont

@Feena A news article is needed since it was launched ... quietly.

Anyway I also couldn't help myself and bought it. Too bad the Luna episode was cancelled.

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belmont

themcnoisy

This thread ain't the same since @FullbringIchigo left. Come back mate.

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belmont

I finished Episode Ardyn. I really liked it. It has two endings that are not very different. The first chapter has a nice synopsis of the worlds lore and history with great voice acting.

I really can't help myself as far as final fantasy is concerned and got FF7 again on the Switch even though I have it on every device imaginable. I was thinking to use the no encounter cheat for a casual (due to the portable nature of the device) low level run. I may be tempted to keep the materia usage to a minimun for some extra challenge in the boss fights. Of course I won't also use Knights of the round.

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Feena

@belmont Finished Episode Ardyn...I was kinda blown away by it tbh. It's great: great story, gameplay, characters and OMG the soundtrack! It's definitely FFXV's best dlc imho and one of the best "moments" of the whole game. With this quality, I am even sadder we won't get the scrapped DLCs.

Does anybody know how many points will give me the BEST score after finishing the game? I got B but I was very proud of my wreckage of Insomnia.

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belmont

@Feena Yes a lot of people made fan of this whole 2019 dlc but I would love to see more, especially the Luna episode. As far as the best moment of FFXV is concerned my favourite one is the alternate ending of episode Ignis.

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FullbringIchigo

Hey i'm back, after that trailer i had too because i wanted to share this
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you can see the Materia IN the Buster Sword, that is some awesome attention to detail

did anyone else spot anything?

did you ever see a hurst go by and think that one day you're going die, they will stick you in a little box and cover you over with dirt and rocks

kyleforrester87

@FullbringIchigo Eh, I only really like that detail if all weapons have materia slots. Plus I dont like how materia seems to keep changing size. Decide if it's the size of a ping pong ball or a tennis ball. Unless it comes in all shapes and sizes, in which case it'd be weird having precut materia slots in weapons and gear.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

FullbringIchigo

@kyleforrester87 i saw you ask about where this battle is taking place in the comments section and thought maybe here more people would answer

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first off i'm not sure where it is, looking at the picture there is a strange thing growing on the wall and what looks like barred windows and cargo containers

it COULD be the underwater sub but i doubt they would show something from that late in the game so i'm thinking MAYBE it's under the Plate, either after they jump off the train or on the climb up to Shin-Ra HQ

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did you ever see a hurst go by and think that one day you're going die, they will stick you in a little box and cover you over with dirt and rocks

kyleforrester87

@FullbringIchigo yeah the sub is the only place I can think of that might look like that, but it’s an unlikely place to show in this trailer. I think the sewers is the most likely place (seems early game based on damage numbers but then the characters HPs are also post Midgar high, could just be placeholders though).

Still, it’s an odd look for the FF7 universe.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

FullbringIchigo

@kyleforrester87 i thought it was the sewers at first but Barret is in the team and he wasn't there at that point and when you take into account other parts of the trailer showed the sewer section with Tifa and Aerith in the team so i figured it wasn't in the sewers

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did you ever see a hurst go by and think that one day you're going die, they will stick you in a little box and cover you over with dirt and rocks

kyleforrester87

@FullbringIchigo I guess if you've got weird mutant monsters it makes sense to create environments that would look like mutants live in them, so it figures they'd add a bit more slime here and there to the industrial environments.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

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