I'm daring to make a Final Fantasy topic on the board. Run for the hills!
(Note: this post uses Japanese numbering only to avoid further brain damage)
I used to love the Final Fantasy series. I started with IV, loved V's setting, and was impressed with VI. I never was able to get the hang of the first 3 NES ones despite trying the originals and some remakes a few times. Like many, I was thoroughly impressed with VII, and I found VIII to be a lot of fun. I hit a wall with IX, disliking many many parts of it, and pretty much completely dropped off the series at that point. X was on PS2, which I never got, XI automatically got ignored due to being a MMORPG, and XII was another PS2 release. XIII came out on PS3, which I do have, but comments about it being the Best Corridor Simulator of 2010 turned me off it very quickly. Don't get me started about XIV.
I'll admit I've always kept at least an eye on the series, since I loved the SNES titles so much and enjoyed most of the PS generation (despite taking forever to get through VIII). Since a large part of the team behind the games changed around X, and the design of the games themselves having evolved quite a bit, I didn't see much appeal in the most recent releases.
Still, I'm curious, and playing a similar-style game in HD might be a lot of fun. That leaves me with two main contenders. In the left corner is XIII-2, which is said to have fixed many of the design problems of the original. I've long being somewhat drawn to XIII, for reasons I can't really explain to myself, and XIII-2 might do the trick. In the right corner, it was recently confirmed that an enhanced version of X is coming to the PS3. I've often seen that one called the "last great Final Fantasy" game, so maybe it should be my pick instead, even if it's older.
What do you think?
Or should I forget all that and get Xenoblade instead, which is finally confirmed for a release in North America?
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