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  • OT: Anyone else snag FFXIII?

    Got it at midnight and put three and a half hours in so far. Initial impressions:

    I *hate* Vanille. Sounds like she was voiced by an Asian pr0nstar and her little gasps and giggles drive me up the wall.

    I love Sazh's "Dance like I'm white even though I'm black and have a Chocobo in my 'fro" dance after victories.

    Just unlocked the crystal system and I think I'll like it. Not sure how I like the paradigm system yet. I think when I get used to it it'll be badass.

    Lots of cut scenes and the story started out a bit slow but is picking up now. You need to read your datalog as it doesn't always go into a lot of backstory detail. Once I read that **************** started making a lot more sense and I was more excited.

    Since my point of reference is still the SNES versions I can't compare it to the others, but I enjoyed it so far. Also paid up my GoW III pre-order so I'll have that next week!
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    Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


    I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









    Originally Posted by rickenvox


    Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









    Originally Posted by PFB


    Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

  • #2
    I usually get them when they come out, but I dont have a PS3, so this one will be awhile.
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    • #3
      I MAY have been playing it for a week

      I love Vanille. The whole asian pornstar thing is so played up, I love it. I hate Hope. Also, could Hope be more of a Roxas (from Kingdom Hearts) clone? I think not.

      The Crystarium system for leveling is BADASS. I love it.

      Also, when battling, you really need to work the paradigms and use the "auto battle" function instead of trying to input commands (with the exception of healing items).

      That's what gives this battle system the immediacy and action-oriented feel that makes it great, IMO.

      For what it's worth, this is the most beautiful-looking game I've ever played.
      Period.
      Bar none.
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      • #4
        I have other games to catch up on before I pick this up.
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        • #5
          I usually get them when they come out, but I dont have a PS3, so this one will be awhile.


          It's on 360 too, but the video quality took a hit.
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          Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


          I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









          Originally Posted by rickenvox


          Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









          Originally Posted by PFB


          Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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          • #6
            I MAY have been playing it for a week

            I love Vanille. The whole asian pornstar thing is so played up, I love it. I hate Hope. Also, could Hope be more of a Roxas (from Kingdom Hearts) clone? I think not.

            The Crystarium system for leveling is BADASS. I love it.

            Also, when battling, you really need to work the paradigms and use the "auto battle" function instead of trying to input commands (with the exception of healing items).

            That's what gives this battle system the immediacy and action-oriented feel that makes it great, IMO.

            For what it's worth, this is the most beautiful-looking game I've ever played.
            Period.
            Bar none.


            Being that I have no attraction to any asian pornstar EVER, that's p[robably part of why she annoys me.

            But yeah, it's gorgeous. Equally as good as Avatar, but hopefully weith a better storyline...
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            Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


            I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









            Originally Posted by rickenvox


            Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









            Originally Posted by PFB


            Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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            • #7
              It's on 360 too, but the video quality took a hit.


              **************** you it did.

              http://www.videogameszone.de/aid,706189/Final-Fantasy-13-Grafikvergleich-zwischen-PS3-und-Xbox-360-Version/Bildergalerie/?menu=browser&mode=article&article_id=706189&entit y_id=132140,216740&image_id=1256731&page=1&order=

              If anything, sections of the 360 version look BETTER than the ps3.

              [in b4 huge 360 vs ps3 war]
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              Originally Posted by Sex Panther


              I never called myself "Love Panther" or "Commitment Panther".





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              • #8
                I hear the first 20 hours are walking through a tube and pressing X to defeat enemies, while occasionally watching a cutscene. Is this the facts? If so, count me out.
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                • #9
                  I hear the first 20 hours are walking through a tube and pressing X to defeat enemies, while occasionally watching a cutscene. Is this the facts? If so, count me out.


                  This is not the facts.
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                  Originally Posted by Sex Panther


                  I never called myself "Love Panther" or "Commitment Panther".





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                  • #10


                    I saw them side by side. Trust me, I normally buy all multi-platform games for 360, but the PS3 looked so much better.
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                    Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                    I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                    Originally Posted by rickenvox


                    Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                    Originally Posted by PFB


                    Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                    • #11
                      I saw them side by side. Trust me, I normally buy all multi-platform games for 360, but the PS3 looked so much better.





                      We're back to the "variables" talk.
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                      Originally Posted by Sex Panther


                      I never called myself "Love Panther" or "Commitment Panther".





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                      • #12



                        We're back to the "variables" talk.


                        Which are?
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                        Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                        I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                        Originally Posted by rickenvox


                        Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                        Originally Posted by PFB


                        Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                        • #13
                          Which are?


                          if you saw them "side by side" then were the tv's the same model? Same manufacturer even? Were the myriad of tv settings (contrast, backlight, black level, etc etc)the same? What about cables? Were they both HDMI? Both component?

                          Then again, if you didn't see them "side by side" how can you make any sort of accurate interpretation of which is better? You would have to remember exactly how the first set was rendered...
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                          Originally Posted by Sex Panther


                          I never called myself "Love Panther" or "Commitment Panther".





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                          • #14
                            if you saw them "side by side" then were the tv's the same model? Same manufacturer even? Were the myriad of tv settings (contrast, backlight, black level, etc etc)the same? What about cables? Were they both HDMI? Both component?

                            Then again, if you didn't see them "side by side" how can you make any sort of accurate interpretation of which is better? You would have to remember exactly how the first set was rendered...


                            Gamestop had them both running on the same TV. The difference was definitely noticeable. Fine detail in hair and clothing is much better in the PS3 version, but the frame rate on the 360 gets a bit of an edge. The PS3 one just looks better, all around. In another week or so I can compare on my own home system but with these "variables" at Gamestop the PS3 wins.
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                            Originally Posted by Dew Knot Hump


                            I've said this before but **************** Musicians Friend in their stupid ****************ing faces.









                            Originally Posted by rickenvox


                            Realizing Ringo's talent is just a litmus test to identify musical idiots









                            Originally Posted by PFB


                            Ringo may have been the weakest link of the Beatles, but that's like being the worst president on Mt. Rushmore.

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                            • #15
                              The 360 version is running at like 576p (Prerendered cutscenes too) versus the ps3's native 1080p.
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