Forum Overview :: Final Fantasy XIII
NDD plays FF13: the first hour and a half. by Noi Dau Don 03/10/2010, 9:32am PST
I didn't buy it! That's my excuse. I'm not gay! I did however play it as soon as I got up this morning.

1. It is beautiful. Everything looks like a cutscene. It's just ridiculously good looking. Opening cutscenes indicate that this game functions as a guided tour of previous Final Fantasies, I counted 7, 8, X, and 12 on the ride in, with 9/6 incipient. Characters from 7 and 12 with dashes of 9 for rural flavor.

2. Battles: there's an auto-battle command and basically no reason not to use it. The only important decisions you can make during fights at this point in the game are: when to use potions, who to target. Overall resembles hybrid of X-2 and 12 while, sadly, featuring none of what made either system interesting to the pro grindar.

3. The Black Guy. He is sensible, he has an adorable baby chocobo, and everything he does will make you think of this post. It's hard not to read him as Symbolic Negro when he appears to be the only non-albino in the game.

4. Cutscenes - maybe it's just because it's the opening of the game, but there's a cutscene for every two fights so far. Opening scenes heavily quote the opening of X by way of Midgar.

5. Hope you like genre tropes, they occur at a spectacular rate. But it's a Final Fantasy, right? We're not here for narrative innovation, we're here to see the same old shit done in the best possible way.

I was kind of pleased to see airships getting the big wiff while trains - which feature as prominently in Final Fantasies as airships ever did, but don't seem to get half as much credit... DESPITE FINAL FANTASY UNLIMITED BEING TRAIN-CENTRIC AS FUCK - are the opening carrier of choice.

I'm sure there's a plot in there somewhere but we're still in the Happy Introductions part of the game. Looks pretty 7y though.

No ratings yet.
NDD plays FF13: the first hour and a half. by Noi Dau Don 03/10/2010, 9:32am PST NEW
    Black people telling them it's ok to call out fictitious black people as cliches NT by Stuff White People Like 03/10/2010, 10:49am PST NEW
        Yeah, no matter what I'm wrong. by Noi Dau Don 03/10/2010, 11:11am PST NEW
    Save all your component loot. Also - Positive! by Fortinbras 03/10/2010, 11:27pm PST NEW
        LOL Milli Vanilli NT by Morons everywhere 03/11/2010, 4:00am PST NEW
    Hour 9 by Noi Dau Don 03/12/2010, 11:58am PST NEW
        A bishounen appears. by Noi Dau Don 03/13/2010, 11:10am PST NEW
            Sorry, I can't shut up about this. The bishounen SPOILERS by Noi Dau Don 03/13/2010, 3:34pm PST NEW
                I knew it. by Fortinbras 03/13/2010, 3:38pm PST NEW
                    Oh, did you want to have a discussion about bishounen technicalities? by Noi Dau Don 03/13/2010, 4:14pm PST NEW
                        I...I guess? NT by Fortinbras, terribly confused 03/13/2010, 5:01pm PST NEW
            Re: A bishounen appears. by motherfuckerfoodeater 03/13/2010, 4:53pm PST NEW
    Hour 28: we finally get to play the fucking game by Noi Dau Don 03/30/2010, 12:10pm PDT NEW
        Did it ever get better? by Lizard_King 04/07/2010, 9:40am PDT NEW
            Depends on what you mean by better. by Noi Dau Don 04/07/2010, 2:35pm PDT NEW
                RIPLEY NT by Noi Dau Don 04/07/2010, 2:36pm PDT NEW
                Ah, thanks. by Lizard_King 04/07/2010, 2:48pm PDT NEW
        fanart that ISN'T gay? what is going on here? NT by Sword of Justice 04/07/2010, 5:50pm PDT NEW
            A Brief Explanation Of A Seconary Foundation Of Yaoi by Noi Dau Don 04/07/2010, 6:15pm PDT NEW
                Fat, unattractive, single woman who lost only man fantasizes about dreamy boys NT by The summary 04/08/2010, 10:49pm PDT NEW
                    I want you to know: this brings me no joy. But you asked for it. by Noi Dau Don 04/09/2010, 12:16am PDT NEW
                        Isn't this the plot to Naruto? NT by Entropy Stew 04/09/2010, 10:01am PDT NEW
                    That's not fair. That's not fair at all. NT by Souffle of Pain 04/11/2010, 1:00am PDT NEW
                        we recently caused some people on this site to lose their shit NT by Sword of Justice 04/12/2010, 1:41am PDT NEW
                            Re: we recently caused some people on this site to lose their shit by Noi Dau Don 04/12/2010, 3:31am PDT NEW
                                Spinster still struck with incurable craving for cock, won't kill herself NT by the summary 04/16/2010, 1:57pm PDT NEW
    Winning, verdict: not unless you already like this kinda shit by Noi Dau Don 04/16/2010, 1:09pm PDT NEW
        Alternatives by Lizard_King 04/17/2010, 5:01am PDT NEW
            I DON'T HAVE A DS OR A PS3 THERE I SAID IT by Noi Dau Don 04/21/2010, 11:47am PDT NEW
                I will mail you a DS lite by Lizard_King 04/21/2010, 4:40pm PDT NEW
                    let's play some tin pin NT by Sword of Justice 04/21/2010, 5:56pm PDT NEW
                    JUST SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS NT by Charity Man 04/21/2010, 6:14pm PDT NEW
                        I forgot about this shit NT by Lizard_King 04/21/2010, 6:21pm PDT NEW
                    O-oh my god LK thanks but by Noi Dau Don 04/21/2010, 7:56pm PDT NEW
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