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PSXE Poll Update: A Great Many Don't Care About FFXIII-2

You might want to pay attention, Square Enix. Fans aren't exactly drooling over your new game.

We asked our readers how excited they were for Final Fantasy XIII-2, and on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not interested at all; 5 being super psyched), the answer was clear: the vast majority voted 1; i.e., they "don't care at all."

If there is a silver lining in this, it's that quite a few staunch supporters of the game voted 5. In fact, it was the second-highest group...although there were nearly three times as many people who placed their excitement level at a 1. Perhaps FFFXIII-2 will be one of those love/hate games, but there's no doubt that Square Enix has lost a few fans with this one. On the plus side, let's not forget that several early reviews have been quite positive, and have informed gamers that S-E did indeed fix a lot of the issues that plagued FFXIII.

This week, it's time to gauge your interest for another game; it just went gold and it'll be here on February 14. In this case, we're a little worried that younger gamers have never even heard of the iconic Twisted Metal franchise, and it may be up to the veterans to drive sales. So just like last week, on a scale of 1 to 5, where do you stand?

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2

Tags: psxe poll update, ffxiii2, final fantasy xiii-2, twisted metal

1/22/2012 8:31:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

VampDeLeon
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 9:52:39 PM
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FFXIII was a fine game in itself, even if certain elements that were tradition in every Final Fantasy title were removed (World Map, Shops, control every character).
Truth is, no one really demanded for FFXIII-2, the sequel itself is a Paradox since it deals with the ending of the former game. If there was any achievement SE did with releasing the game was invoking fans to look more forward to VersusXIII, which had been planned to be released at the same time as FFXIII.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:14:26 AM

Ending FFXIII where it did is like ending FFVII at the Temple of the Ancients.

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Excelsior1
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 9:54:34 PM
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I liked FF13 a lot mainly because I liked the characters and the story so I am looking forward to FF13-2. Everything I have read indicates it is an improved sequel. Plus, it's not like there is an abundance of JRPG material out there these days to select from.

I am sorry to say that I have very little interest in Twisted Metal. I still own Twisted Metal Black so it's not like I have not been exposed to the series. It's more like my tastes in games have changed and evolved over the years. I don't think this game is going to very well. I have noticed thread activity for TM is almost nonexistent. I know it's not scientific but it would appear there is very little hype or buzz going on with this game. Maybe it is because younger gamers aren't familar with this series, but the last time I noticed low thread counts when it came to a game was Resistance 3. That game was considered a flop for the most port.


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kokoro
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:06:32 AM

Pfft. Twisted metal rocks.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:24:51 AM

WKC had enormous hype and thread hits.

Justify that.

Yeah... can't judge a game's success on perceived thread activity.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:28:15 PM
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It was a great demo, it showed me a lot of how this game is going to be and no thanks, I'm not gonna buy it.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:43:09 PM
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People said the same thing about FFX-2 before it launched but I found that game to be pretty enjoyable and it was received pretty positively all around.

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gungrave
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 11:38:46 PM
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well now that they have the engine created, they can focus on doing a remake or creating a new FF...a proper one, after the release of FFvs13 ofcourse :)


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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 10:46:41 AM

Haven't SE made comments about using a third party engine in future games?

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:13:10 PM

Not sure about comments, but they've licensed Unreal for three or four games.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:26:36 AM

I doubt the unreal engine will be used for any FF titles. My guess is it'll be used for new IP's.

I know they've done some pretty stupid things in the past, but FF series is known for it's visual prowess. Even FFXIII looked sweet. I can't see them giving that kind of credit to Unreal in the FF series. Even they aren't that stupid....

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 12:12:20 AM
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I preordered the collectors edition (mainly for the soundtrack). I know I'm a hypocrite and I admit it. But only when it comes to FF so don't throw the stones at me too hard.

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Oxvial
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 8:30:04 AM

After how suddenly you turned on RE a series that has more sense going action.... okay LV I'm gonna forgive you but was hard >_<

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:28:50 AM

Man.... and I thought -I- was the hypocrite for admitting I'd get it eventually...

But man..... a COLLECTOR'S edition? At least PIRATE that soundtrack, man!

XD

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___________
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 12:51:34 AM
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so, can we finally put this silliness behind us and let $E get to work on kingdom hearts 3?

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:16:00 AM
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Eh, I think most people will come around to FFXIII-2, especially if it keeps pulling down the fabulous review scores that it has already received. Although I'm a little leery of it, I'll be picking it up rather closely to day 1, partly because I do want it and partly because it's my review :)

As for TM, it isn't going to be a day 1, but I'll get it later this year when the price drops, provided the SP turns out well.

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 11:56:19 AM

Doubt it. Sales in Japan have been horrible, despite review scores.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:14:31 PM

It seems we Westerners put more stock in review scores than do the Japanese. That could just be a misappropriation, but it's something that I've noticed. Besides, don't we all just want to forgive S-E, deep, DEEP down inside?

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:26:51 PM

Not me, I have moved on.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 2:33:57 PM

Since FFXIII-2 is technically a spin-off and not a regular series entry, it's not really surprising to see it sell slow I think. It's sold around a million copies or so in it's first full month so that's not exactly horrible sales. Besides, FFX-2 was a slow seller when it came out but it sold around 4 million worldwide in it's first nine months and this one is on pace to beat that currently. Time will tell though.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 2:44:57 PM

Lawless, the thing is that even if Square Enix did come around they have damaged their rep with their long time fans too deeply.

If by some miracle they began to again resemble their former glory, what they became/did this game gen, I'm confident would not be forgotten. SE really screwed up in my honest opinion.

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dmiitrie
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 11:16:00 PM

I'll forgive S-E when they start making RPGs again and bit a moment sooner.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:30:34 AM

SE is like my prodigal son to me... I really want it to return home... I'd happily dress it in my finest clothes and kill the fattened calf if it'd JUST come home. I want to forgive.

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556pineapple
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:30:33 AM
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Based on recommendations from friends, I'll stick to FF-FFX before playing the more recent ones.

I have a friend who is 20 now, and he hadn't even heard of Twisted Metal. I'm only 4 years older than him, so it really threw me for a loop when he told me that. I'll be having him play it when I get it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 4:41:06 AM
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I replayed the demo for XIII-2, I now love the battle system. The monster developement is so indepth and fun, I cannot wait to really expand it within the game. As for Noel, I was very sceptical at first, but having playing the demo, I can see myself liking him - Still a bit iffy on Serah though.

I know have my PS3 back so I will begin re-playing XIII - first time since I platinum, I wonder if it will hold up or not - we'll see. But as for XIII-2 I voted XIII-2. I am still so happy we're getting it Feburary, When they said winter 2012 I really did think December. Pre-ordered and cannot wait.

As for Twisted Metal, I briefly played Twisted Metal Black, never got into it.

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berserk
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 6:49:50 AM
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Just checked the choice of answer and the results of the poll of ff13 and just can t believe this much people chose 1 .

I was hugely disappointed with 13 ( stopped at chapter 12 )and did nt really care for 13-2 until the demo .Went from 1 to 4 after trying it.

it will definetely be better then 13 since it seem there will be towns , sidequests and the bad weapon upgrade is nt present .

I ll buy it once the price go down a little for sure .

You should do another poll to see how many of those who voted 1 actually bought the game after a price drop . I m rdy to bet at least half of them will buy it in a couple of months .

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Ludakriss
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 8:50:28 AM
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Pretty sure I'll pick me a Kingdoms Of Amalur, start B-Boying more and excersize til the glorious day cometh and we shall experience the darker, the more in depth of Final Fantasy...

Tun-dun-duuuuuuun....

VERSUS.

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Beamboom
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 8:59:35 AM
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"we're a little worried that younger gamers have never even heard of the iconic Twisted Metal franchise" ->

Hehe - don't forget us veterans whose first console is the PS3. I had never heard of Twisted Metal earlier either. There *are* gamers to be found outside the Playstation sphere too, you know... ;)



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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 9:48:41 AM

Yes, but I don't see how they wouldn't at least have HEARD of Twisted Metal.

I haven't played games on PC in probably 12 years...doesn't mean I don't know what games are on it.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:33:42 AM

I've never played Twisted Metal, either Beamboom. But I'd definitely heard of it.

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Fane1024
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 3:45:46 AM

TM didn't have much of a profile in Europe, so I'm not surprised Beam hasn't heard of it.

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 10:18:36 AM
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Well, I'm deeply unimpressed by the FF games this generation. Actually I'm more than unimpressed, but can't think of the word that conveys the feeling.

This won't matter to me. I have to platinum WKC2, and guild my guild to as high a level as we can attain, then I have Uncharted 3 to finish, Atelier Totori to play/finish, Qoga to play/finish, HyperDimension Neptunia 2 to play when it arrives, Aterlier Meruru to pay when it arrives, Ni No Kuni (Wrath of the White Witch) to play when it arrives, tales of Graces F to play, Rune Factory tides of Destiny might get a play, and there is a new PS3 Rune factory game coming too, but I don't know much about either - yet. Then I still have to finish Fate extra on the PSP, Xenogears, and lay my hands on a copy of Dragon Quest 8.

So, FF games? Meh, who cares? I don't.

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 11:00:54 AM

lol, typing is so hazardous; there is a typo that should read "...,and guide my guild to as high..." instead of; "...,and guild my guild to as high..."

and "Aterlier Meruru to pay when it arrives" should be "Aterlier Meruru to >play< when it arrives"

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 12:07:36 PM

Just too many games and not enough time...

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Clamedeus
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 3:17:49 PM

I think you struck a nerve with someone. I agree as well, I don't even care for FF anymore, it was fun while it lasted. Thankfully I didn't buy FF13, and I'm not buying the new one.

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 3:25:43 PM

You know with the RPG backlog I have, I could stop buying games with just the ones on my list and note finish playing until 2013....

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Clamedeus
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 3:47:25 PM

Dang, yeah I need to get more RPG games, there is a lot of great ones i need to play and haven't yet.

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Highlander
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 5:02:56 PM

Obviously I did strike a nerve...aw, perhaps they should have voted in the poll...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:35:33 AM

I'll get FFXIII-2 eventually once I run out of things to play. I won't get it brand new... and I'm actually tempted to make it my first used purchase this generation.

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DrRockso87
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 11:30:19 AM
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I feel guilty but I really don't have any interest in 'Twisted Metal'. Never did on the PSOne days, didn't have a PS2 last generation (did all my gaming on Xbox and Gamecube) and it just doesn't look that appealing to me.

I mean, I think it looks like a great game. If you're into vehicular combat then can't go wrong with David Jaffe I'm sure but just not for me.

Still, I'd purchase 12 copies of 'Twisted Metal' over 'Final Fantasy XIII-2'. So, my vote is 'Twisted Metal': 2/5, 'Final Fantasy XIII-2': .5/5

I do wish David Jaffe the best and hope 'Twisted Metal' sells at least 2 million copies like he hopes. He's a very talented director (in regard to the 'God of War' series I mean).

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 1:31:09 PM
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I'm not ashamed to admit that I actually quite liked the demo for FF XIII-2.

While I know that I won't be purchasing it day 1, I could still appreciate that SE did listen to the fans, TO SOME EXTENT.

The horrid "mash-X-to-win" battle system is still intact, but some elements have been improved upon like:
-being able to change party leader mid-battle,
-control immediately switched to the next character if your party leader is KO'd,
-there seems to be towns, you can actually go up and talk to people,
-there are actual shops (not the only one at a save point >.<) and,
-some illusion of choice (anyone who's played the demo will know what I mean).

All in all, it's definitely a better sequel to the disaster that was XIII, but my heart still yearns for turn-based combat.

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burnedknight
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 2:12:20 PM
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I tried the demo for 13-2 that was all I needed to see and I'm not buying it .

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Underdog15
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 10:55:40 AM
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I will probably get Twisted Metal just to support great original development and ingenuity from folks like Jaffe. Guys like that need to be supported.

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