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| "Re(3):FF XIII news scans." , posted Sat 26 Jan 04:46|
I'm excited about this game again :)
Haha so the general consensus is "I wanted to hate it, but I can't". I love it!
I'm actually excited about Final Fantasy again! The setting for versus looks really intruiging. It has a very cool mood to it already. You can feel the sense of comradery between all the characters, and it's somehow even cooler knowing that the raven haired guy is the king and that's his posse of young handsome mafia dudes.
I think Nomura gets a harder time than he deserves cos he's always going to be compared unfavorably to Amano, but really there are far worse people working on games that get just as much praise if not more.
Sure the black haired dude looks a bit "emo" (I hate that word so much!) and generic, but some of his friends are very very distinct looking. For instance, one of them looks arabic, and has a face unlike anyone else I've ever seen in a videogame.
Also, the summon redesigns look mind blowing. I love that Ifrit has a human face again (bringing it closer to Amano), and the Shiva Bikes are awesome, and I love Carbuncle's marsupial face, with its Chinese Opera Fool pattern.
There's still all sorts of room for the games to get screwed up, but for now I'm optimistic. It's so tiring hating every new game that comes out, so it's a great relief to feel positive about these new entries in a once beloved franchise.