Like most big publishers, Square-Enix doesn't really believe in platform exclusivity anymore. This is why many have assumed any delays associated with Final Fantasy Versus XIII are due to the developer's new multiplatform aims.
However, while there's no knowing if Square-Enix will eventually port the game to the Xbox 360, game producer Testuya Nomura has confirmed that as of yet, they are not thinking about Microsoft's console. The following information comes from a recent Tweet (as cited by Andriasang ), where Nomura talks about the difference between "multiplatform" and "port:"
"Multiplatform is when you start development on a game with the assumption of optimizing for multiple platforms. Porting is something that's done after you've developed a game specifically for a particular platforms. The debate over porting is decided by the management based off the current market and the costs. All I can say right now as a developer is that Versus is being developed specifically for the PlayStation 3."
This makes the situation relatively clear: even if Square-Enix brings Final Fantasy Versus XIII to the Xbox 360, it will be a port, which will invariably mean the PS3 version will be superior. We all know about shoddy ports ; long-time PS3 owners are all too familiar. But in this case, they shouldn't be too peeved; the designers are only focusing on Sony's machine, which could mean good things…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
if it's any thing like XIII, they can keep it. i ditched 13 to play 8 for th 8th time maybe
You're crazy, well IMO. VIII is to me what XIII is to most of you.
LV what kinda crack are you smoking? XIII isn't a bad game, but it doesn't touch VIII. That game has exploration and towns and ships and a twisting plot and a battle system that isn't lame. The best thing XIII has is its music.
I'm sorry World but I didn't care about any of the characters in VIII, especially Squall. Due to this and how easy the game is (seriously easy) I've never enjoyed it as much as I do other games in the series, including XIII. I can appreciate what XIII does more than VIII.
nananana, it's my opinion, nananana!
LV: Sorry, but at least FFVIII was an RPG. It like, had role-playing elements.
But that being said, I always say the same thing around here- nobody should dump on FFXIII; it's a really great game, and I will always defend it. It just isn't a great Final Fantasy, IMO. That's a different sort of standard.
I liked VIII's gameplay more and it had an air ship and a world map. The story and some of the characters like Squall and Irving were always meh to me, but over all i enjoyed and beat VIII multiple times.
I agree with you Ben, VIII a good game (definitely better than most games out there) but I don't enjoy it compared to the rest of the FF series.
XIII is a very weak RPG, yup but the story was amazing IMO and it kept me wanting to play and I cared about the characters (unlike VIII) for that reason I enjoyed it more than VIII.
Squall's thoughts shown in parenthesis were deeper than anything Cloud ever did or said…
Squall was a crybaby orphan, boohoo. Cloud was a genetic mistake. Squall may have had better "writing" than Cloud but it didn't matter what Squall said, he was still a crybaby orphan with zero self esteem.
@ LV gameplay wise VIII is the best of all final fantasy.
Now for the shocker: Squall after the fight with Edea at the end os the second disk dies and the rest of the game is a dream that squall has after dying. Thats how everything in the end makes sense.there is a theory about it just google it. ta da now after knowing that isn't the best FF ever!!!???
Gameplay wise VII and X were better.
Last edited by Jawknee on 9/7/2010 10:34:08 PM
7 was good, never liked 9
for me, the junctions and the drawing was so fresh and awesome
Best FF's in my book are
100100- Hannah Montana
100101- FF XIII.lol
the game is just that boring……. although the story was starting to be good, all the X mashing ruined it for me
Last edited by TEG3SH on 9/7/2010 10:40:09 PM
I strongly disagree about your take on the gameplay in VIII. I find it to be one of the worst. It's far too easy and "stealing" spells from enemies pails in comparison to the Materia system in VII.
Your comments about Squall dreaming are interesting, I'll look into it for sure.
While i liked the Junctions system over all, Materia is still my favorite system of any Final Fantasy. Also drawing magic was soooooooooooooo boring. The only spells worth drawing so you could see them were Holy, Ultima and Meteor.
I know what you mean Limited, i remember leveling up to 30 or higher a few times before i even left the Balam area in the very beginning of the game. It was simple, and a tad tedious, but XIII just took so much control away from the player, i didn't enjoy playing it as much as VIII. I also liked Zell quite a bit more than Snow. Snow's design reminded me too much of Seifer with a doorag. haha
I did like the rest of the characters in XIII quite a bit.
Last edited by Jawknee on 9/7/2010 11:02:39 PM
Well in this case your opinion is wrong, XIII was easy.
TEG, I read that theory, and while well-thought out, it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Just some fanfic.
By now I'd like to think you've realized my opinion is never wrong. Geesh!
Okay, XIII was NOT easy. It wasn't much of an RPG but it had to be the hardest to actually beat of all the FFs. I mean, by a long shot.
Most all other FFs weren't necessarily hard to beat; only the optional enemies (i.e., the WEAPONs) were challenging.
I will also say that while I don't think VIII's gameplay system is the best (never did like the Drawing system and using spells as "equipment"), it was still a fantastic RPG with a fantastic story. I guess my list goes-
The only reason I put FFXIII down there is because, as I said, I don't really even think of it as a FF. But a great, great game nonetheless. And Tactics beats them all, of course, but that's in a category all by itself. 😉
VI is still my favorite. Heh… Might be because I played it the most though. Everything after 6, except 13 I flew through and couldn't be bothered to play it again. I remember spending hours and hours on 6, though.
It had a ninja.
I like XII's gameplay the most out of the series but consider it to have one of the weakest stories.
Good point on the difficulty of XIII compared to the rest of the series in regards to the main quest. There were some annoying boss battles near the end of XIII.
Regardless of our differences in deciding which game in the series is better it's nice to have informed gamers in the series that feel passionate enough to even discuss such things.
I really enjoy putting on a FF soundtrack and reliving my quests through the different tracks. Yes, I'm that pathetic.
Pfft, not like it matters, come on guys, well all know IX is the best, LOL. or at least VI is pretty amazing too =P
All Final Fantasy lovers are in the same camp, as far as I'm concerned. 😉
I often think I know too much about some of those games and then I remember how much I value that knowledge. FF geek I be, and proud of it.
MadPowerBomber: FFT had the BESTEST ninjas. 😉
Wow TEG3SH! I just looked up the "Squall died" theory, and it makes perfect sense.
I'm getting goosebumps. Didn't even notice that faceless Squall scene before since I was just a kid then playing through the game and not minding the details.
FF8 suddenly really got higher in story-depth IMO (since it leaves the gamer to wonder if he lived or died). Sorta like Inception.
I never got to play FFTactics! It was a handheld wasn't it? Or on the PSOne? My memory is failing me. Stupid headache!
I'd watch what you say about Tactics around here. It's Ben's little golden boy of the videogame world.
I've never said something bad about a game I've not played. :B
…….I'm sorry, can you put "didn't play" and "Final Fantasy Tactics" in the same sentence?
It was on the PS1. They made some candy-ass entry for the GBA, and then much later did a great remake for the PSP.
But I should probably tell you that it's a strategy/RPG, like an old Front Mission or Tactics Ogre. You know, board-based, turn-based gameplay. It's nothing like the other FFs, so fair warning. Still my fav game of all time. 😉
Well, I'm replaying FFVIII right now and absolutely loving it.
There's a review in the PSP and PS1 review section if you're interested.
For me, although I like the Materia system in FFVII, I find that in terms of everything that makes a game, FFVIII is vastly superior. I'll accept the comments about spells as equipment, and the whole drawing system. On the other hand drawing works well in the sense that you don't spontaneously have magic, you have to draw it to you and capture it. Just like you have to defeat or draw GFs to obtain them. It seems more logical than simply having these things occur spontaneously.
Back to the overall impression though, FFVIII outclasses FFVII in terms of graphics, sound, story, and I actually prefer it's combat to that in FFVII. I haven't got to FFIX yet, and it's been a long time since I even looked at a cut scene. So I will have to wait until I replay that one before forming an opinion.
Haha, yeah, somehow I missed FFTactics. All three times around. I have no idea HOW, but it happened.
And that's okay, I'm way old school and have dabbled in every genre of games there's ever been. I just happen to be biased for fighting games, have been ever since Karate Champ. Dated myself there, didn't I? Haha. I can dig a strategy/RPG.
VIII will always be my personal favorite and to say that VIII was your personal XIII means you shouldn't be playing Final Fantasy games, if in your opinion XIII is your idea of a true Final Fantasy.
I died in XIII exactly 3 times, and 2 were on the lame-o eidolons. The bosses were simps. Not sayin I'm great or nothing, just that it wasn't a challenge like say The Sorceress.
Yeah, the Sorcerous caused me to leave Ultemecia's castle and draw some better stuff and get more Aura stones. I ended up getting my 3 core characters up to 9,999hp and also obtained better stock on a few item junctions. I probably would've had Omega Weapon beat if I had a few more Hero potions. His terra-blast was insanely powerful. It was a test of endurance and how many times you could prepare for his terrablast while being invincible. I even lucked out on a try where I landed two Lionheart's (along with a million other limit breaks) on the big lug–still wouldn't go down. He had to have been pretty close to dead.
I thought FF13's end boss was pretty easy–beat him on my first try. I had a pretty solid team going in, I had maxed out level 2 weapons for my core characters–I wasn't going to take the time to get the crazy catalyst for level 3's. I really liked FF13, I actually see myself going back to it to do some more leveling.
what ruined FF8 for me was that tacked on, horrible orphan story line…..REALLY? hey im no story writer but that crap was…crap. Best thing about FF8 was Ultimecia's battle theme music, kick ass track and dare i say better than sephiroth's theme?
I Finished ff8 few days ago. it was 1000 time more fun and more rpg than ff13 and that time compression concept was really cool.tons of side quests.
How come no one is questioning the theory TEG3SH put forward? If it's a valid theory, it'll lift Vlll above all others in story.
Don't tell me you'd rather discuss things like the final boss theme being what factors in you liking it??? Talk about the depth!
Am i too old?
Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 9/8/2010 7:57:46 AM
If everything in VIII after Disc 1 is a dream, then why did Squall and his companions have their first "Laguna Dream" BEFORE the end of Disc 1?
The kills the "Squall Is Dead" theory for me.
P.S. Tactics is the greatest video game of all time!!
Jeepers, all the fun conversations happen while I'm sleeping!! >.<
It's a little late now… but…
I like the story of FFVIII probably best, unless you include the entire FFVII compilation. Then I like FFVII the best.
In terms of battle, my favorite system is FFVI. I absolutely love the fact that every character is immensely different. (One reason why FFIX is a second place for me!) And I love how equipping the esper stones lets you learn new spells (although you can use the spells just by equipping the right esper stone!) It was like a materia system that with enough training would help you learn the spells forever!
The customization in FFV was cool, too. Similar to FFT in a lot of ways!
I guess… I like pretty much ALL FF's. What a fantastic series!
(P.s. to all you who don't know the series well. First of all, you kinda suck a little… Secondly, the term "Final Fantasy" does not imply it's the final game. Every Final Fantasy is telling a fantasy story that includes an element of potential end times… thus making it the final one. Always, your goal is to stop the potential end of everything.)
And one more reply from me to make this the world's longest reply list in PSXextreme history!
I know it blew me away also.
just google it there is an entire website dedicated to it, it is an awesome theory and after reading the website, u can't help but to play it again believe u me ( not that I needed a new reason, for me ZELL, Selphie, Quistis, Rinoa and her dog, Laguna and his Friends, seifer and his friends, and the 2 witches are the best characters to ever grace FF universe, the story was the best IMO)
yeah and here is another one 🙂
I just read that theory and that game just made so much sense to me. Now I actually like that game.The only way to disproved that theory was if a spokesperson from square enix says its not real like the rinoa is Ultemecia theory. The only thing I did not like about FFVIII was how I have to always use limits breaks for the last boss battles.
Btw have any of you heard the FFVII is connected to FFX-2 theory?
Sorry to interject where I do not belong, but you're wrong Underdog. The reason the titles are called Final Fantasy was because the original game was going to be the creators last game if it failed to make any sort of a lasting impression. Considering it went on to be as big as it was, the game spawned, now thirteen sequels and numerous spin-offs, with no end in sight.
The title actually has very little to do with the story in the games.
Come on people, keep the replies coming.
A recent article about Final Fantasy's name.
âIt was something that was decided a long time ago, so my memory might be a bit faulty, but I think one of the things we had decided up front was that we wanted a title that could be abbreviated as FF. That abbreviation has special meaning. So we came up with many different titles, and Final Fantasy was one of them. From there, I think we were quick to make the call. There were some concerns about calling something âfinalâ from the get-go, but in the end we all warmed up to it. On a side note, one other option we liked was Fighting Fantasy, but it was the name of a game-book series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson, so we canned the idea. I wonder what would have happened if we didnât realize this and went with the Fighting Fantasy option.â
The "Squall Is Dead" theory for FF8 is bunk, people! Stop talking about it like it's some brilliant revelation! It's hogwash!
See my above post.
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I agree with Limited that the characters in VIII did nothing to leave a lasting impression on me aside from a bad one. Squall was a whiner through and through and even if the "dead" theory held water it would mark some of the most poorly thought out and executed story writing in the history of Square. But, IMHO VIII already had a pretty poorly written story, though it wasn't my least favourite in the series. That place is held by XIII.
Now, I did not care for the characters in XIII either. I could not connect to any of them on a meaningful level and I just wound up playing the game to beat it, not to get engrossed in the story. Aside from that, the game really was great. The gameplay while not really anything I enjoyed, was something different. The paradigm shifts and battle system were something that was entirely new and innovative. It fell on its face IMO but it was different and risky.
The music was stellar and really shined through and added to the game's atmosphere. Probably the best aspect of the game and definitely the best music in the series.
The graphics were amazing and the cut scenes were top notch as were all the FF games when they came out.
The game did a lot of things different and if we could strip that leading Final Fantasy title off and give it a different title or have this game be the experimental "Dirge of Cerberus" in the XIII universe I don't think nearly as many people would have had the complaints they do about it, but we can't and the complaints are valid IMO. FFXIII is a great game, just not a great RPG or main FF game.
I have no idea where this is going any more nor do I think I even had a clear indicator when I started this comment. So that being said I'm done.
This is really cool and all, but…
FORUMS. I swear they exist.
Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 9/8/2010 7:44:55 PM
Here is another One 🙂
It's easier in here, we do believe that forums exists 🙂
Just adding a comment to make this long list of replies to a post just a tad bit longer, lol xD Ready for the thumb down party :p
I Dont like FF.