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FF Versus XIII To Be More Traditional?

In case some of the more bitter had already forgotten, Final Fantasy Versus XIII remains exclusive to the PlayStation 3. Yes, it's true that Final Fantasy XIII is now a multiplatform title, but due to the status of Versus, perhaps we should know a bit more about it...? After all, this just so happens to be a PlayStation-oriented site.

Square-Enix has been strangely tight-lipped about this game in the past, and while we do have a video here and there, we certainly haven't seen any gameplay just yet. Furthermore, we have heard that concrete information and details will remain on hold until FFXIII is officially out the door in Japan, which means we'll have to wait a few months. In the meantime, though, one source claims to have a baseline description of Versus. According to TalkPlayStation, this game will - in some ways - be more like the old-fashioned, traditional FF titles from the original PlayStation era. The combat will be real-time instead of turn-based, but as far as the exploring and storytelling are concerned, that'll be closer to games like FFVII and FFVIII. Hence, the return of the world map, exploring ancient ruins and towns, learning of the story sequentially via cut-scenes, etc.

However, as they cite no source, we can only count this information as rumor and speculation. But that brings us to an interesting point: considering we know very little about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, what do you think it'll be like? You can be as vague or specific as you wish, and if you really don't know, just tell us what you'd want it to be like. Personally, I want it to be a FFVII sequel. 'cough'

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

8/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

Laguna
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:00:41 AM
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perhaps there will be an in game World Map like FFVI VII VIII and IX?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:24:42 AM
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If Oblivion can have a world map so can FF Versus XIII.

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The_Chimeran
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:33:22 AM
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Wow, tough question. Well I want it to have the option of a world map with monsters popping up out of no where but also have the option to be able to roam around like 12. Either way i have high hopes for this one. More so than 13.

Last edited by The_Chimeran on 8/28/2008 11:33:41 AM

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robinhood2010
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 12:07:08 PM
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I would like having a world map, like the ones in final fantasy VII VIII and IX! Classic.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 12:58:58 PM
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FFXII had a world map, this is nothing new

Unless people prefer walking around with a mini-character in a mini-world?

They're going backwards....

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fatchad420
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 1:34:23 PM
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Best comparison? A rated M Kingdom Hearts.

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 1:36:52 PM
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Ben..

you going to do a feature on the differences between Versus and regular FFXIII...?

or is it simple enough to explain here?


i have to admit, for what i know about the two games, im still a bit confused on which i should get.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 3:17:55 PM

I would if we knew anything about Versus. About all I know is rumor or speculation, like in this article.

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 3:23:53 PM
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to be honest from what i have read im more interested in Versus than in the regular version.. i hear theyre different and both worth getting.

question is.. which one first! thats if they both come out at the same time.

damn im confused.. lol

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:32:17 PM

or you can buy them at the same time....

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nremdn
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 8:51:58 AM

I was starting to think I was the only one who has been way more interested in Versus XIII than XIII since the info for them both started surfacing. Way before the multiplatform announcement of XIII, and continued exclusivity of Versus. Nomura said it would be a darker Kingdom Hearts. Anything Kingdom Hearts related and I'm sold, plain and simple. Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 are some of my all time favorites, and I was one of the skeptics before they were released. I can't think of anything better than a Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts mix, that my friends has the potential to be RPG greatness.

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Laguna
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 4:41:09 PM
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XII was not world map. It was different sections split off.

The classic world map went anywhere and never closed off unless you went into a city or specific area, etc.

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AceTatsujin
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 5:44:28 PM
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Ben I'm with you. I want it to be a VII sequel! Hehe, and no harsh feelings against XII, that game sucked plain and simple. I hated how they did it. Anyways man, I honestly want Versus more than XIII. Versus seems more promising and it is based on our Earthly world map.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:33:26 PM

im confused, how do you not have harsh feelings towards something only to say it sucked plain and simple?

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:50:29 PM

I think he meant "no harsh feelings" to the people who enjoyed the game, but in his opinion the game sucked.

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Deleted User
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:43:43 PM

you have to excuse crotch riding AARON he gets mad if anyone tries to communicate with ben since he thinks he personally knows him "so well" *sigh*

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:39:24 PM
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Since the beginning of Versus unvealing I have been more interested in it than in XIII. As for a world map in a traditional way... I hope they do implement that rather than the worlds like FFX. When you have an overworld it makes the world seem massive where in FFX the WORLD seemed only to stretch 50 miles at most. The graphics may be less than amazing, but don't you think with the new age technology that they can make an overworld that is more realistic? That or someone needs to come up with a great idea to have an overworld where it's features are more visually stimulating. I also miss flying the airships in the overworld.

As for what I'm expecting from Versus I can't really say. So far I like what they've shown which isn't much... It seems to be darker. Where FFXIII is very vibrant and colorful, Versus seems dark and secret. I actually love the contrast and I'm hoping that they show both of those stories in that way. I have no idea otherwise what I expect... I just have to say I can't wait for both of them to come out.

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AntDC
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 4:59:13 AM

Hmm maybe we get to drive that car in the trailer in the world map. Playing Star Ocean: The Second Story the other day reminded me of the "mini-cities" and world travelling. I wouldn't mind this as long as everything dosn't look to wildly out of proportion.

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Mystearica
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6:55:19 PM
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@dillonthebunny GET BOTH!!! Not many RPGs out on the PS3 anywayz! ^______^

I personally dun min if it's traditional or not as long as it's got good music, good character development, good story, fun fun fun, mini-games/sidequests and a world map...

>..................<

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Riku994
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:32:28 PM
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I want Versus XIII more than 13, like other people have said, only because I like the dark look of the game as Fatcat said. I'm just hoping nothing gets too over or underplayed, meaning like i don't want something to have so much into it it's not good, or not have enough work put into it. You get me?

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LightShow
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 9:39:28 PM
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Isn't the Kingdom Hearts team doing FFVXII?

Take KH2 combat, think of something, disregard THAT thought, think of a totally different thing that's completely unexpected, and tweak it. I have a feeling thats gonna come close to FFVXII, seeing as how the same formula was followed with the jump between KH and KH2, with reactions and the DRIVE meter and all...

Then again, it could be absolutely and completely different, but i doubt it. The KH-style combat (and the menu, for that matter) worked twice, spectacularly, by some accounts. There's no real reason not to take that and put a FF skin on it.

Otherwise, why take the KH team and stick them on a FF title instead of having them take up work on an assuredly ludicrously lucrative KH3 title?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 12:03:23 PM

"Otherwise, why take the KH team and stick them on a FF title instead of having them take up work on an assuredly ludicrously lucrative KH3 title?"

Damn good question.

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 11:56:09 PM
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That would be excellent.

And then there would be the battle system which would be like KH

Last edited by Douchebaguette on 8/31/2008 12:01:32 AM

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, August 31, 2008 @ 12:12:44 AM
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That would be excellent.

And then there would be the battle system which would be like KH FFVII: DoC. Hmmm that sounds like....DMC!

No. I'm far off.

But yay for the old-school World Maps.

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Cloud Strife
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 7:48:35 AM
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Whether there is a world map or not.... FF XIII VERSUS is gonna b kick ass .... specially kicking 360's ass coz the crap despite of giving tonns of $$$$ it cannot get FF XIII versus........!!!

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