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PSXE Poll Update: Surprise, Surprise, FFVII Wins Again

Perhaps everyone could've predicted the outcome of our latest poll, but we had to give other classic titles a chance against the almighty Final Fantasy VII, didn't we?

Not surprisingly, FFVII won by a landslide in our latest poll asking the readers to name their favorite RPG. Again, we apologize if your favorite wasn't on the list, but the most impartial way of constructing such a selection was to pick those that simply boasted the highest overall review average. Final Fantasy X put in a fine showing for second place, though, and in an extra surprise, Fallout 3 was a very close third. This only continues to prove our theory that the latest titles have more of an impact on our memories; we get the feeling that titles like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VIII might top Fallout 3 if we ran the same exact poll again in five years... But anyway, it shouldn't really come as any surprise that FFVII remains the favorite of the majority, and this should further prove that a remake would be an exceedingly good idea. Square-Enix could really rake in the bucks with such a project, despite the obvious - and totally depressing - fact that they have absolutely no intention to do so.

But this got us to thinking: next to FFVII, what's the FF you would most want to see remade in a spiffy next-gen format? We'll go as far as Final Fantasy X just because we can certainly conceive of a flashier presentation and even clearer and more defined character models. Wouldn't it be nice to see Lulu in HD in all her curvaceous glory? Then again, maybe we just need to leave the sprites of FFVI behind forever and watch the madness of Kefka play out before our eyes in a way we could never have imagined back in the early '90s. We'll be interested to see which gets your vote...

7/5/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (65 posts)

Morals
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:34:34 PM
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Why so little love for Chrono Trigger. ;~;

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fatelementality
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:37:47 PM

It's just not as popular. It's not like it isn't a good game :)

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:59:52 PM

I attribute it to a the avg. age of gamers that frequent this site. I'm of course assuming.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:33:58 AM

I voted for chrono trigger and it is in my opinion the most classic RPG of all time, and it is a "text-book" RPG to tell what an ultimate RPG should play like

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Karosso
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 8:37:07 AM

I voted for Chrono as well, to this date is my favorite RPG.
Playing FF7 now and I must say it will be a tie. There is something about the first RPG you ever completed...
Loved Chrono from the beginning, hope they release it for the PSPN and I will buy just to play it again.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:35:31 AM

I loved Chrono Trigger. But I think Final Fantasy VII sticks out more, being the 1st 3D RPG of it's kind. I hope SquareEnix does the right thong and gets the DragonQuest VIII team together and remakes Chrono Trigger.

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sunspider13
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:39:04 AM

I voted for CT, it was the rpg that was my gateway drug, lol. Been playing rpgs ever since.

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fatelementality
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:36:46 PM
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What did you really expect Ben? I've been playing through the PSN version (not like it's different) and I've made it to the Gold Saucer with an almost perfect playthrough so far. I'm sure that'll change when it gets to Emerald and Ruby. God I hate Ruby. After that, it's Lost Odyssey all the way. Scouts' honor Ben.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:18:39 PM

if let me pick the best RPG this gen (meaning PS3, Xbox360 and Wii) then I will without hesitate pick Lost Odyssey. Nothing compare to its beautifully and sadly written dreams and the music and the epic feeling delivered by the game.

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Metal Head
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:48:21 PM
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Is a sin to die and never enjoy this masterpiece. I haven't touch my ps3 since I bought it for the psp.

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Alienange
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:55:47 PM
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How is Fallout 3 coming in 3rd an "extra surprise?" That game is fantastic. If it had a better story line you'd have seen it at number two.

And no we wouldn't forget about it in 5 years because there'll be a sequel every year from now 'til then.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:01:07 PM

Well the Fallout faithful bash it for not being a true Fallout game and RPG fan's bash it for not being a true RPG.

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Morals
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:03:40 PM

Just cant wait for the DLC!

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Victor321
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:57:52 PM
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Is it just me, or did this recently made poll not have FF7 as an answer...they're getting hard now yay =P

Well, not that I'm angry though. I'll always love voting in polls!!



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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:51:59 PM

The article puts FFVII aside because it's just plain obvious it will win.

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mexgeo86
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:00:42 PM
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FFVI remake would be nice. The opening tune is so memorable. :-P

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:20:14 PM
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Aaaand, I'll repeat myself again: any "first" posts will always be deleted, and so will any replies to such posts.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/5/2009 11:20:22 PM

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:30:40 AM

Amazing that you still have to throw peeps over your lap! WHAAACK!

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infekt
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:33:05 PM
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Can we have other genre polls too?

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Zi3kEN
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:44:43 PM
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YUNA Wins :(

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:07:49 AM

Hell yeah!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:11:27 AM

It's not in THIS poll, now is it?

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Riku994
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:00:09 AM
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*Just clicked* HEY! What was the exlusive you knew about that we didnt!?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:06:42 AM

Sorry, can't reveal it for a while. :(

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tlpn99
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 7:09:33 AM

Lol I asked about this a few weeks ago and was told pretty much the same thing, "not for a while."

After all this you do realise it is gonna be something of an anti-climax they are doing The Doors Guitar Hero or something like that for the PS3 exclusive haha

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Riku994
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:59:45 AM

*low grumbling noises* I was expecting it at E3 lol.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:08:46 AM
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In my book it's FFX/X-2, FFXII, FFVIII, FFIX, and FVII

^In that order respectively.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:16:11 AM

I love the combination of FFX and X-2. I'm so glad Square continued the storyline after X because it really needed closure IMO.

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Arvis
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 3:25:43 PM

Agreed, Vertigo. :)

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:21:04 AM
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I'm surprised at how many people are voting for X for a remake. We're only one generation removed from the original game. I think there is far more to be done in favor of the PS1/SN FF games. I would be in favor of an X remake 10 years from now but there are plenty of other FF games with far more outdated graphics and lack of storytelling design that could benefit from a remake.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:37:46 AM
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As much as I like FFVI, FFVIII would be a better remake.

That game's a classic!
Best FF out of the ps1 era.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:40:54 AM
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Remake of Rinoa and Squall will be awesome, so as all the GFs in the FF8, just imagine the jaw-dropping summoning of Odin, Diablo, Ifrit, Shiva etc with 1080P on PS3.

Next pick will be FF4, greatest story of all. really want to see a this gen Cecil and Rosa.

Followed by FFX and FF9. Cuz their graphics are already pretty good, so to me, less desiring, altho it will still be nice.

FF5 is the only final fantasy I have yet to play, so no idea on that.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:53:02 AM

Why no love for VI?

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:07:45 PM

ff6 is solid on SNES, but somehow i hv no desire to see a remake, it is good just as is in SNES form. lol just my opinion tho

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Zi3kEN
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:00:18 AM
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my favorite ff in order..
(ps1 ff days) FFIX, FFVIII, FFVII (playing my second playthrough on ps3 ff7)

(ps2) FFX2, FFX and FFXIII

my first love rpg (Chrono Cross^^)

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:10:05 PM

chrono cross is awesome. great music, very fascinating story and vibrant color world, one of the best RPG in PSX era.

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Acehiroku
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:18:17 AM
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Of course FFVI ! What are you guys talking about ? Name one FF game other than FFVI which has more than 20 something playable characters with awesome and engaging story, soundtrack and the most amazing villain in FF universe ever, KEFKA ! Not many villain get a chance to rearrange the face of the planet ( Somehow the heroes always able to stop them, but not KEFKA, no sir ). Can you imagine what good voice acting of Kefka gonna be like ? Joker, anyone ? That villain scare the crap outta me. Why so serious ?

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___________
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:27:05 AM
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what about fallout 3?
thats the only rpg i can actualy sit down and play.
all the others bore the shit out of me, cant wait till the DLC comes out.
and i wish they would put the cheats into the ps3 copy, i FINALY found the MIRV and cant use it because nukes are impossiable to find and extremly expensive to buy.

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King James
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:00:08 PM

there was so much wrong with that sentence...Idk where to start.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:39:40 AM
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I still see the 3 PS1 FF titles being pure perfection, though nowadays i tend to include FFX aswell, if i get my ps3 sorted out that'll be the first game i play again.

as for the new pull i'd say either 5 or 6. 8,9,10 are just fine the way they are. 4 has already been remade for the DS. I think FF5 should because other than FF3 it was the least played/know FF game, & when FF3 was remade it did it alot of good.

As for FF6, I think it would just be very good to see it revamped, it was a great game and i think it deserves it.

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Tristan
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 4:00:58 AM
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I think a lot of people can relate to the underlying theme of FFVII which is, rich vs. poor, have vs. have nots. That alone can make you love the game.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:40:39 AM

No it's not. It's about good vs evil. The class warefare was only a small part of it. It was more about the struggle for power and finding ones self. The "haves and have nots" part of it was abandoned before the 1st half of disc one was over.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:31:56 AM
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@ last the best ffviii (imo ofcorse) will win a poll
but if ffvi won i would be happy 2
and i hope to god that squenix checks ur site ben cause if they decided to remake or hell even put the original ffviii on the psn
i would be hella happy
i never knew the end of ffx-2 cause i wasn't really bothered to finish it cause it was hella lame.
1-ffviii
2-ffx
3-ffvi

and ps. word of the day is hella .lol

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RustEDalex
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:01:18 AM
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never really finish a FF game or any RPG vigea game since im not a RPG fan but im starting to get hook to the the style right now im playing the legend of the dragoon(disk2) the Ill head to FF tactics, then Vagrant Story, and lastly FFX-2 thats all my rpg games

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Andysw
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:25:50 AM
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I hope square enix will do a remake and hopefully if they're decent enough will make it exclusive to playstation 3.

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Jalex
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:28:23 AM
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'Final Fantasy VI' is still the best in the series, in my opinion. But I would much rather see 'IV' or 'V' get remade, as those are the only ones on the poll that I don't really care to go back to due to nearly everything feeling so dated.

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Arvis
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 3:32:22 PM

You wouldn't rather see FFVI in 3d with PS3-graphics, voiceovers, cutscenes, etc? I think it would be epic to hear Edgar or Terra speak out loud. So far, we've only heard freaking Setzer of all people acting like a dufus in Kingdom Hearts 2. He still cracked me up, though, calling Roxas "Rucksack." :D

Does Terra speak out loud in Dissidia? I'd love to know.

-Arvis

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Godslim
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 8:14:14 AM
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I want 10 to be remade as its my fav outta all of em :)

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pavlovic
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 9:22:37 AM
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Please stop the RPG/FF polls I know you are big fans, but I can't stand FF anymore.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:35:56 AM

Get over it. You sound like a narcisist.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 10:48:35 AM

This coming from a person with Darth Vader on his display picture....

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:13:28 PM

then you should pretty much quit this site if u r not interested in FF series or would not want to talk about it. no offense.

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King James
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 12:45:24 PM
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Damn recency effect. Fallout 3 is nowhere close to as great as any FF game and ChronoTrigger.

Can FF8 get anymore love around here???

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 11:16:58 PM

agree with my two hands up. fallout 3 can not even be called a true RPG and such type of RPG (so-called nowadays) would not even exist around the golden shine of Chrono Trigger or any of the FF series back then when these games made their names around the world.

Just listen to the music of CT, CC or any FF, that's called RPG music, cuz it brings u fantasy; then listen to Fallout 3, no where close, period.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:03:45 PM
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Why do they remake these great games and then put them on a bleedin handheld? Where's the love this generation?

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King James
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:00:42 PM

they do it because its cheaper.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:45:17 PM

yeah i guess, but it can't garner as much in sales as a big release on a console methinks.

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King James
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:11:25 PM

actually I think it does sell in the millions, but only because of the user-base is large.

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Strker777
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:08:12 PM
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Come on, I'm hoping for an FF8 and or FF6 remake!!! I still think FF5 probably have the most uninteresting storyline so SE don't need to remake it!
"Exdeath Anyone"??? "Come on"!Lol He is the worst FF villian ever!:)

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piratedrunk
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:32:29 PM
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FF VI for me.
That was the game that got me into RPGs in the first place. I would love to see the opera scene in HD with surround sound.

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neighber
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 5:54:41 PM
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I think a Legend of Dragoons 2 would be more exciting remake or FFVIII most of all, then FFIX. but in my opinion ff7 is wayy overated, its good, beat it 3 times, but not that impressive. i think it would be hard making a remake of it since so may ppl beat it some many times.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 6:27:51 PM
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It's actually hard to believe that Legend of Dragoon just kind of stopped at the first installment. I bet you my left testicle there will be some "big announcement about Legend of Dragoon" and then we will find out it's being retooled for a handheld release and everyone will shat themselves.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 12:50:06 AM
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I voted FFVIII for remake, because it's my 2nd favorite FF series only behind FFVII. I think it would be nice if they do a FFVII remake and base all the character models from the animated movie.

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Kr3sn1k
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 @ 1:11:34 AM
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The first time i ever played this game was the third day it released on the ps3 and i have to say this game is the $%@! its amazing i cant stop playing ive already put 60+ hours into it! Its is truly an amazing game and deserves a sequel or another game in the series!

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neighber
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 @ 2:12:52 AM

alot of my friends love it as well but when i compare it to ff8 they say its not even close, i was kinda shocked but i remember y they didnt like ff8 because most ppl dont ever finish the 4 disk or dont get to use the All Mighty LionHeart.. and or get stuck some where looking for someplace they cant find and just quit.(i was one of those ppl)untill i came back to it for an enclosure. im also hoping they also put Legend of Dragoon(rated 9.8 i think) on PSN soon i would love to play again. along with a few others of course.

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