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| "FFXII: Rel. date, Matsuno rumored to be out." , posted Mon 1 Aug 02:29|
First, FFXII finally gets a (supposedly final) release date: 3/16/2006 in Japan. According to some, the game may be finished sooner, but they will delay the release date to not make it coincide with KH2. If that's true, maybe we won't have to wait that much in America and Europe, if it isn't, the game will fall to late 2006 probably.
Also, according to this 1up article, Matsuno may have left the game (either fired from the project or by own will), due to conflicts that appeared after Sakaguchi left Squeenix. Although the article doesn't say anything about this being a rumour, there is some doubt about the credibility of this, since no other media has written about this.
Also, the game battle mechanics seem more or less equal than the E32004 demo, featuring semi-turn based battles, with no transition between the map and the battle, and a system resembling to FFXI and KOTOR.
For more information on the demo and gameplay questions, Gamespot preview.
I don't really know what to think about all of this, really... I had my hopes really high, but now I am having some doubts... Specially if Matsuno left. Anyway, I still wait for this eagerly.
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| "Re(6):FFXII: Rel. date, Matsuno rumored to be" , posted Mon 1 Aug 12:26|
It's not like Kingdom Hearts...
But it's not like FF10...
It is slightly reminisant of online games, but it is so much more fun to play because it's responsive, fast, and the graphics are really nice.
Imagine online games with absolutly no lag, and faster attacks. That's bascially what I remember of the demo in 2004. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that your character doesn't "react" when hit, nor do the enemies (then again, they might have changed this since I played it). In that respect I wish it was more like the previous games.
I liked how you had to corral off enemies too, and do crowd control, it's much more fun in a game like FF12 than in an online game... IMO.
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