I don’t get it, (Final Fantasy XIII)

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Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

The other day I was walking in the shopping mall and ended up at the food court, there were about 15 places to eat at and most of them were empty while there was a huge queue at MacDonalds.

I don’t like MacDonalds, I think it tastes like cardboard and I have tried it enough to be pretty sure that I dislike the stuff. Yet I still felt like I was missing out on something really big in life as everyone else was clambering to get it.

So I stood in line, bought a BigMac and suffered through it, it really wasn’t very good.

So why am I telling you this sad part of my life? Well I am having that exact same feeling again with this news about Final Fantasy XIII coming over to the Xbox 360.

I didn’t like any of the Final Fantasy’s and I am pretty sure there isn’t a JRPG out there that I would enjoy, yet I feel like I am missing out.

Hell I thought the news was so unimportant this morning that I didn’t even post about it and now I wander past Joystiq and their posting about FFXIII going to the 360 has 3673 diggs on it already… and counting.

So you know I am going to go out and get this game when it’s released, and you know I am going to hate it…

What is it about this game that is so amazing? Also anyone know a good doctor I can see about my peer pressure issue 😉

Source: Joystiq

Last Updated: July 15, 2008

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  • I’ve never been interested in this series. Now that it’s gong to be available on the 360… I’m still not. 😉

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  • PaasHaas

    This is pretty much on the same scale as Sony standing up and announcing GeoW2 is releasing simultaneously on the 360 and PS3 with no warning whatsoever.

    Its a huge blow for Sony

  • Vg2

    I’ve played final fantasies 1-6 (never played a 3d one) even though I had a PS2… I didnt like where they took the series… but I’ll probably get this one anyway, depending when its released.

  • Vamp

    Don’t worry Lazy, I don’t have any interest in this series either. I do like Mcdonnald’s tho 😉

  • kabraal

    No doubt it’s a blow for Sony. I can guarantee you there’s a crap load of people out there who don’t really “get” Halo (including me) and they can pretty much use the same McDonalds analogy you just did for Halo. Would it be seen as big news and a blow to MS should say a Halo 4 be announced without exclusivity. I’d say it’ll make for very big headline news…

  • Lol, that’s exactly how I feel about MGS4 😉

    I’ll wait and see how the FF13 pans out, but gameplay wise, Vesperia, IU and Last Remnant appeal more, whether it’s the real time combat or 4 way co-op.

    I guess the big deal is that the exclusives no longer “balance” ie, the RPG/JRPG balance of power shifts massively in the 360’s favour.

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  • Bboy

    You see this all depends on whether you have played FF7 or not – Because that is one SUPERB game. Most of the FF fans out there have hoped for something as great with each new release and even though they have probably been disappointing, they’ll play it just in case. I’ve played alot of games and FF7 was crazy good at the time. So yes you are missing out if you never played 7.

    look for FF7 in these charts, it’s up there with Mario and Tetris
    http://www.filibustercartoons.com/games.htm

  • As a Final Fantasy and PS3 fanboy, I’m actually very glad that the game is coming to the 360, so the xbots can get to see what they’ve been missing out on for so long.

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  • Either way i was happy, but still, looking at the jrpgs now coming out on the 360, it suddenly has alot going for it in that area which previously they have never managed to do besides lost oddesy. Im probably one of the only FF fans that doesnt rate 7 as being sent from the gods, actually i enjoyed 9 more but hey thats what this post was about anyway, one mans caviar is another mans peanut butter. At the end of the day, yes lazy you will hate it!

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  • Syph1n

    So how many final fantasy’s have we missed on the ps3 exactly?? 😛

  • Bboy

    😯 Sacrilege! *runs around waving fist in air like a crazed FF7 fan* 😯

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    FF7 interested me not one bit. The only Final Fantasy I have played from start ’til finish to this day – and this is probably the FF that gets the most hate – is Final Fantasy 8. I loved Squall 🙂 ! Anyhow, yeah, I thought this through and this is a huge blow for Sony, but not entirely doom and gloom. Final Fantasy core audience are in Japan – last I checked, at least – and the fact that FFXIII is coming out only on PS3 in Japan should appease Sony a little…though I do think they would have far rather preferred it to still be a full exclusive.

    I honestly still want to know how much money switched hands for this…and why Sony didn’t spurn MSes offer – though, you know, you can’t really spurn the offers of a company that owns a money printing machine.

  • scotty777

    hmmm… sony has to get hold of something that will be a shot to the gut to M$… they really need something that will show M$ that throwing a punch will only involve getting hit back.

    thing is that Microsoft have gotten nothing that Sony can take a hold of, Halo is basically a M$ game, gears well… that’s under a tight grip of M$…

    I wonder what Sony is planning to do to kick M$ in the face, this console war is far from over, and I think that it’s gonna get really ugly for Sony and M$

  • You make it sound like an unprovoked attack. Sony’s been doing worse to MS, undercutting the Xbox1 since before it was even launched. It’s not even payback it’s just business.

    In truth it’s completely unsurprising. SE is not in a particularly good state financially and whether you like it or not, the 360 commands the majority of the “HD” console market, especially in the US. This is not like the PS2 where Sony had more than 80% of the market sown up. This is inevitable as is BioShock Xplat, Eternal Sonata, Ninja Gaiden * and Metal Gear Solid 😉

    PS3 fans should be less worried about the 360 getting access to one title and more worried about the Sony E3 keynote lacking anything compelling or exciting.

  • Well sqeenix have been deveoloping crystal tools for a while cause it already done, this is a tool set that allows the to develope for both consoles (PS3 and 360) at the same time. I think this is just a move on their side to make sure final fantasy reaches everyone that wants it.

  • HungryHooligan

    Ya, I also felt FF8 Rocked the most.

  • HungryHooligan

    I think its a major blow for Sony, i for one and a couple of people i know, would have dug deep in our pockets for a PS3. But if you ask me what makes it compelling, i would say story line. Iv been only playing FPS’s recently (since XBOX 360), which i have to say i enjoy tremendously. The problem is its just not so epic, i play the game for the action and intensity. JRPG’s is all about a story and it more relaxing. Well to me anyway.

  • JimBob

    Oh come, on. The Sony and Microsoft press conferences were equally light on exciting announcements.

    Apart from FFXIII, Micorosoft had no *real* new games to show. Their big announcement was a new dashboard and some Home-like fucntionality of meeting up with friends to chat. Big Whoop.

    I’m as excited as the next person about Fable 2 and GeOW2 – both day 1 buys for me – but I predict that that LBP and R2 (also day 1 purchases) are going to score as high marks on Gamerankings and Metacritic. And these are all games we already knew about, so Sony and Microsoft both let everyone down.

    Sony at least offered a little taste of what’s coming next year – and make no mistake, many people are very excited about Infamous, GoW3, and the Killzone 2 multiplayer stuff that was shown, and rightly so.

    The video announcement was also pretty significant for the US (and later for the rest of us) – you can buy as well as rent films, which is one up from Microsoft’s offering – and you can transfer your films to the PSP.

    Yes, the Sony conference was lacklustre, and yes Home is getting embarassing the whole time, but the Microsoft press conference was redeemed only by the FFXIII announcement.

    Sony seemed to put a lot of emphasis on the PSP, which had some pretty great announcements.

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