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The series has REALLY gone downhill, starting from FF9.

I wouldn't be surprised if this were accurate.
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you're far off target there bud.... FF ain't a dying franchise at all.

FFI all the way to FF9 are amazing games, some are the best video games of all times. FFX and FFX2 were failures (at least in my book, some consider FFX to be a great game). FFXI is a good MMORPG too, under appreciated at that. And then FFXII was actually a pretty damn good game.

And you were saying???
NOO dont say that lol i loved FFX.

X and VIII were definitely my favorites. (X-2 was an abomination that cant be put into words )


And as far as FF being a dying franchise, they've just been trying new things, albeit with mixed results and reactions. Some people liked it some people didn't. They will definitely get their act together soon, FFXIII will rock hopefully.
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I actually liked this review, it seems like somebody who doesn't have an unhealthy fixation with the Japanese finally reviewed a Final Fantasy game...

His points are valid, from what I saw the combat system isn't much better than Tenchu DS, which got a 4.3.

The dialog horrible, from what I've seen its demeaning to even a 7 year old. And the fact that they force you to watch it over and over again if you're stuck on something is a major detriment to the game.

Maybe this game doesn't deserve a 2/5, but I've always been more partial to the 10 scale, so maybe a 5.5 or a 6 once you take away the "ZOMG FINAL FANTASY!11!!!1" factor.
    
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I actually liked this review, it seems like somebody who doesn't have an unhealthy fixation with the Japanese finally reviewed a Final Fantasy game...

His points are valid, from what I saw the combat system isn't much better than Tenchu DS, which got a 4.3.

The dialog horrible, from what I've seen its demeaning to even a 7 year old. And the fact that they force you to watch it over and over again if you're stuck on something is a major detriment to the game.

Maybe this game doesn't deserve a 2/5, but I've always been more partial to the 10 scale, so maybe a 5.5 or a 6 once you take away the "ZOMG FINAL FANTASY!11!!!1" factor.
Well the main thing that gives this game edge is the story, the music, and the looks. If you take away that "Final Fantasy Factor", then you wont have the story, music, or looks.
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Well the main thing that gives this game edge is the story, the music, and the looks. If you take away that "Final Fantasy Factor", then you wont have the story, music, or looks.
Well apparently one of the major griefs about the game is the story. If what was shown in the video is a representation of the story I think I'll save myself the time and go watch Ninja Turtles or whatever the latest Saturday morning fox kids anime is.

Aside from that you just have looks and music. It does indeed look good, and I'm sure the music is good, but they would've been much better off just making this a UMD movie rather than forcing us to endure the mind numbing gameplay.
    
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Most of the reviews I've read have been 7-9/10.

Anyways, I would not say that FF is even close to a dying franchise. Each game makes millions and millions of dollars. Whether you like the games or not, that is a fact. So maybe dying in terms of ingenuity and story. You'd have an argument there, but I'd still disagree. FFXII is a great game, with a great story, and a relatively unique combat system.

And from what I've read FF:CC was pretty much given a full blown (console-like) budget.
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This is the only thing that has prevented me from trying this game:

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The combat system does an awful lot without being asked. Zack automatically locks onto a target, and he’ll automatically move in range if he’s too far away to hit it. It’s easy to clear many regular encounters by tap-tap-tapping the “attack†button with one thumb. No other effort required. There’s a balance to be struck between keeping a fast pace and making sure the player still feels a little challenge. Crisis Core leans too far in that first direction. When you can mop up several encounters in a row without even looking at the screen, you have to wonder whether you’re getting your money’s worth.
    
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Well apparently one of the major griefs about the game is the story. If what was shown in the video is a representation of the story I think I'll save myself the time and go watch Ninja Turtles or whatever the latest Saturday morning fox kids anime is.
All of the clips from X-Play's review where from the first hour of gameplay only. Not a good representation of the storyline or gameplay whatsoever. Notice how the review showed no footage of Cloud, Aerith, Genesis, the Turks, etc. even though those characters are prominently shown in promo artwork? It was a rushed and biased review on X-Play's part.
    
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I likeit but If I want hardcore RPG on My PSP I just go back to my Disgaea^^ just critted 40m with Winged Slayer on lvl 6800 jave over 24k lvl in transmigration. beat that Zack.. or Cloud..
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Well apparently one of the major griefs about the game is the story. If what was shown in the video is a representation of the story I think I'll save myself the time and go watch Ninja Turtles or whatever the latest Saturday morning fox kids anime is.

Aside from that you just have looks and music. It does indeed look good, and I'm sure the music is good, but they would've been much better off just making this a UMD movie rather than forcing us to endure the mind numbing gameplay.

LOL
Story is the main heart of every Final Fantasy game and Crisis Core is NO exception especially when its an FFVII prequal.

Again - you're siding with a reviewer who didn't even play the game and is reading a script. And the script was written in a way that its meant to insult the game for humor like they do to every other game both bad and good. Which is wrong.

Not to mention, they only showed you the first 20 minutes of gameplay. That's sad. Gamespot almost got their throats slit when they only showed the first hours of gameplay for Kane and Lynch.

The gameplay is not mind numbing and its actually quite fun. It's a portable game here - not some next gen console game that is supposed to have every RPG feature here.

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likeit but If I want hardcore RPG on My PSP I just go back to my Disgaea^^ just critted 40m with Winged Slayer on lvl 6800 jave over 24k lvl in transmigration. beat that Zack.. or Cloud..
I actually just finished that game 2 days ago. Very fun. Winged Slayer FTW.
I'm currently watching the anime.
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