Final Fantasy XIII Trailer

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    Jan 23, 2010 9:18 AM GMT


    Whoo weee!

    And I must, say, this is the first time I've actually seen a black protagonist in the FF series. LOL I remember it was one of the greatest mysteries why there were darker skinned people in the FF games but never someone who you can immediately ascertain is black. But then again, blatantly asian features only started to appear in FFX (Wakka) as well. Previously they all looked very euro.

    Oh, and the blond guy with the scruff? *sighs dreamily*

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  • inuman

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    Jan 23, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    I must say I can't wait for it to hit the stores!!!

    A buddy who's also a huge gay gamer like myself lol and I recently found out that we both love FF and all its series, hell we even play the first one and all the Japanese versions as well. That's one series that has come a very long way and hit almost every console made since its birth on N.E.S.

    This one looks like a good one and also they finally get past the stereotype heroes as well I see and the boring 9999 damage cap icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I CANT WAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This one looks like it has a lot of story to it as well, a lot of character connections unlike 12!

    March can't come soon enough!
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    Jan 23, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    I'm salivating at the mouth.... can't wait! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 23, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    I've been able to play some of it, and it is amazing.

    FF XIII’s protagonist is Lightning, a woman. Unfortunately, the black character, Sazh, is not the protagonist, though he is a playable character. The only annoying stereotype (if you want to call it that) is the guy's afro. The build I played had a chocobo living in his 'fro, which I thought was odd even for a Final Fantasy title. I've always viewed chocobo's as large, mountable chickens, so I was a little offended, but I know Square meant no harm when they developed the character. Snow's the stud who's into guns and bikes. The summoner is sweet, too.

    Both the 360 and PS3 versions are amazing. If you own both platforms, you may want to consider the PS3 version over 360, but both are superior in quality and gameplay. I'm into the 360 version, but only because I can't tolerate having to sit through lengthy load times. It also doesn't help that I'm a 360 achievement whore. The PS3 trophy system isn't really my bag.

    If you've been sitting on the fence waiting for a reason to pick up a PS3, this would be it.

    FFXIII + God of War III x 2010 = PS3 win.
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    Jan 23, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    holy shit man i couldn't agree more. I love the FF series, played them since the first platforms, even kept going with something like 2 years of FFXI online, i was the nerd in highschool if you couldn't tell.

    Can't wait for this and God of War III for sure
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    Jan 23, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Be sure to pre-order at Gamestop so you can get the must-have gamer's collectible of 2010:

    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=76243

    And the same holds true for Bioshock II:

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    Jan 23, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    I can't wait! You all will know happened if I disappear lol
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    Jan 23, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    I can't wait to purchase this game! I surprised they actually uses Leona Lewis song in the trailer. (even though it doesn't blend as well with some of the scenes)

    I Still waiting for more info on Final Fantasy XIII Verses. I hear it's supposed to be Real Time instead of Turn base.




  • ursa_minor

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    Jan 23, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    when it finally comes out, im gonna buy my PS3 (actually the only reason for me to have one, haha). been a fan-player since FF7
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    Jan 23, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    Pfft...7 is when I left FF. Lol I played through most of it, but then the memory card went POOF! and I lost it all, and it just wasn't worth it to me to go back and do it all over again.

    I miss the days of Magikarmor and spoony bards! icon_sad.gif
  • swimjohn

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    Jan 23, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Damn I was almost drooling watching that clip. I looks so good I can't wait.
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    Jan 23, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to this... more than FF13....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3DhIlwLavM


    Oh, and Final Fantasy 14 online for the ps3.
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    Jan 23, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I got to watch someone play this a little when I was in Taiwan. The look and feel is really amazing! It felt like you were in a 3rd person shooter when you were navigating the characters; all the camera work had this really exciting feel to it. Lightning looks pretty badass and she has a gunblade! I'm really looking forward to this; I was pretty disappointed with 12 ...
  • kietkat

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    Jan 23, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Sedative said[/cite]
    Whoo weee!

    And I must, say, this is the first time I've actually seen a black protagonist in the FF series. LOL I remember it was one of the greatest mysteries why there were darker skinned people in the FF games but never someone who you can immediately ascertain is black. But then again, blatantly asian features only started to appear in FFX (Wakka) as well. Previously they all looked very euro.

    Oh, and the blond guy with the scruff? *sighs dreamily*



    I believe there was Barrett from FF7 and Fujin from FF8 both of whom are recognizably black icon_cool.gif

    hmm.... Leona Lewis... this song is ok icon_confused.gif but doesn't seem to fit with the trailer as compared to the japanese trailer
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    Jan 23, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    kietkat said[quote][cite]Sedative said[/cite]
    Whoo weee!

    And I must, say, this is the first time I've actually seen a black protagonist in the FF series. LOL I remember it was one of the greatest mysteries why there were darker skinned people in the FF games but never someone who you can immediately ascertain is black. But then again, blatantly asian features only started to appear in FFX (Wakka) as well. Previously they all looked very euro.

    Oh, and the blond guy with the scruff? *sighs dreamily*



    I believe there was Barrett from FF7 and Fujin from FF8 both of whom are recognizably black icon_cool.gif

    hmm.... Leona Lewis... this song is ok icon_confused.gif but doesn't seem to fit with the trailer as compared to the japanese trailer


    I was bout to say this, thank you.....
    How can someone have forgotten Barret ...roll eyes....
    And about FF XIII it is truly an amazing game, I pretty much love every FF ever released, but this one is just too awesome. Although I have heard some heavy criticism about it, people saying squenix have gone to far from the actual fantasy in this games, I still think is perfect.
    And Versus XIII, I hope they start showing more about the gameplay, because this game looks amazing as well.
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    Jan 23, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    WOW I haven't played FF since FF x-2.

    Clearly I need to get back on this! The trailer looks really fetch!
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    Jan 23, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    reppaT saidI've been able to play some of it, and it is amazing.

    FF XIII’s protagonist is Lightning, a woman. Unfortunately, the black character, Sazh, is not the protagonist, though he is a playable character. The only annoying stereotype (if you want to call it that) is the guy's afro. The build I played had a chocobo living in his 'fro, which I thought was odd even for a Final Fantasy title. I've always viewed chocobo's as large, mountable chickens, so I was a little offended, but I know Square meant no harm when they developed the character. Snow's the stud who's into guns and bikes. The summoner is sweet, too.


    Heh, I meant 'protagonist' as in part of the main party. So yeah, playable. icon_smile.gif

    kietkat said

    I believe there was Barrett from FF7 and Fujin from FF8 both of whom are recognizably black icon_cool.gif


    Ah yeah. Barrett. Though he didn't really strike me as black. I dunno. For some reason I assumed he was one of the darker skinned asian races.

    Barret.jpg

    But then again, considering the very limited 3d tech back then in FF7 it's easy to mistake that, especially given that I grew up to seeing people of that very different skin color and features here too and they had always been Asian, not Black.

    I do now remember his VERY brief cameo in FF7: Advent Children in which it's really more obvious that he is black. (As his hair is now in cornrows and not the Zangef style mohawk as evident in the game itself). I missed it because his appearance happened in the middle of a very action-packed scene LOL.

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    So yeah, not the first then. icon_razz.gif My bad. But... if Barrett was black, he was actually more caricatured and stereotyped then. icon_neutral.gif
  • offshore

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    Jan 23, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    My bf looks like Snow, I'm going to get him cosplay at comic con lol.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 23, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    i feel sad that i can only meet guys with similar interests on line and in a different states icon_cry.gif