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Author Topic: FF XII  (Read 692 times)

KrakaJak

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« on: November 02, 2006, 12:20:59 PM »

Who's got it, is it the suckiest suck ever to suck, or is it like, totally the best game evar?
Inquiring minds want to know!
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 02:31:25 PM »
"Played" it in the original Japanese.  It was ten pounds of ass crammed into a five pound sack, then tucked between two slices of fresh-toasted ciabatta.

(I put quotes around played because the motherfucker PLAYS ITSELF.  The mouthbreathers at the game magazines can spooge all they want to; what we have here is a $50 CG movie aimed at all the girls who picked up VII because "Sephie-chan is teh KAWAII!")

No, not bitter at all.  Why do you ask? :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 10:28:55 AM »
Lol
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 04:20:20 PM »
Quote from: fonkaygarry

(I put quotes around played because the motherfucker PLAYS ITSELF.  The mouthbreathers at the game magazines can spooge all they want to; what we have here is a $50 CG movie aimed at all the girls who picked up VII because "Sephie-chan is teh KAWAII!")

No, not bitter at all.  Why do you ask? :)


I know someone who likes XII, but she fits that description. ;)
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006, 05:05:45 PM »
My lady is playing it.  It's super-pretty.

She agrees that it damn near plays itself, but considers that a good thing (I don't, myself).

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2006, 05:54:39 PM »
Does it play itself anymore than installments like VIII or IX did?  I enjoyed both of those, in spite of the fact that I felt like I was consuming a very elaborate Choose Your Own Adventure book from my childhood.

And, yeah, that's how far out of the loop on these flashin' lights and whistles games I am.
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2006, 07:28:15 PM »
Yeah, it does.  You turn on the "gambit" system and the computer handles the combat for you.  Any time we ran into a boss we couldn't beat, the computer would do just fine.

Honestly, I think the Japanese "v-novel" is the future of gaming.  You just watch the game play itself, make a handful of decisions and watch one of a dozen or so endings.  Like P&M said, Choose Your Own Adventure with a pretty, new hat.

Yuck.

The good thing is that there are still fine, oldschool games coming out.  You just have to look a little harder than you used to.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2006, 02:31:00 AM »
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/09/07

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