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TGS 2010: Versus XIII's Realism Is Downright Stunning

Sure, it'd be vastly preferable to have the actual trailer to watch, but that may not happen for a while.

Square-Enix showed off more of Final Fantasy Versus XIII at the Tokyo Game Show, but apparently, that presentation took place behind closed doors. Therefore, you can't find footage for whatever they showed, which is in stark contrast to most all other TGS 2010 media; that stuff has been flying for days. But some sources are at least able to describe what they saw: essentially, the footage showed main character Noctis running about a wasteland, after which he arrives at a city and fights a huge Behemoth. But that's not the part that is going to turn heads; this is the head-turning bit-

"Apparently, the quality of gameplay is so high that it’s hard to believe players can actually control what’s being done on screen."

Famitsu describes the footage as "very fantastic" and "very realistic," and this isn't the first time we've heard a mention of the game's stunning clarity and realism. Producer Tetsuya Nomura tweeted that Versus XIII looked like "a picture taken in real life," and just about everyone who sees it in motion comes away impressed. Now, if we could only have some official gameplay directly in front of our eyes...

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Tags: final fantasy versus xiii, square-enix, ff versus xiii

9/16/2010 8:40:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Falsate
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:13:49 PM
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Yep. We hear it every time, but at this point it poses no significance and only serves to further accentuate the hype thus far.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:31:12 PM

Agreeeeed

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shadowpal2
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:47:51 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


I WANT THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW!!! GIVE ME GIMME GIMME GIMME!

That's what I want to say - BUT DAMN IT I have to see for myself!

C'mon Nomura sama don't fail us.

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TEG3SH
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:31:35 PM
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hallelujah ff is bak,although to be honest FF13 is growing on me

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Arvis
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 9:09:50 AM

Me too. I like the story, it's good. :)

-Arvis

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Riku994
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:34:05 PM
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I'm sure someone with a cell phone will make it in. Low quality yes, gameplay footage...also yes.

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TEG3SH
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:43:06 PM

agree also yes :)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:20:53 AM

Not if they were very secure about it, lol, checking people as they went into the room and such.

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Nlayer
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:48:13 PM
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I do hope this meets our expectations. Also hope it stays as an exclusive and uses the full Blu-Ray disk space. That would be good to hear!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:59:27 PM
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That's excellent news, I don't care if the 360 port is crap as long as we get the definitive version again.

I know it won't release until shortly before the world ends but I'm still looking forward to it. I think I'm starting to accept that all battles are going to be stuck in a real time rut for the next age, but there's always hope for a Suikoden VI.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:08:07 PM

Hell ya, I loved the Trinity system used in III and really enjoyed the Sea traveling in IV.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:09:24 PM

I'm replaying V right now, truly epic twists and turns in that one. You have it LV?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:17:48 PM

I have all of them, big Suikoden fan. VERY underrated RPG. V is fun but takes forever for the pace to pick up, the first 15hrs is errand running.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:41:54 PM

Suikoden.

Gimme.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:12:39 PM

V/VI major awesomeness.

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Arvis
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 9:12:31 AM

V was really good, but I never finished it. It's also the only Suikoden game I've played any significant amount of. I'll have to go back sometime.

Also really would love to play III. Played a demo of that years ago when it first came out and remember liking it.

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:05:56 PM
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Oh lordy!!! I love me some FF and never doubted the awesomeness of this game.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:35:00 PM

There we go, major love for FFm that's what its about

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TEG3SH
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 9:00:04 AM

@ LV

Mr. I take half the crap I said about FF13, now after reaching 30 hours, the game is really fun and I cant put it down

Edit: still hate u for hating on FFviii though ;)

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FxTales
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:06:24 PM
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Are they planning on showing anything for it at TGS?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:08:44 AM

They did already, just not publicly.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:06:36 PM

@SonyOnly
Your avatar is the same pic that's on my desktop background.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:33:39 PM
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*Puts out cigarette on the spammer's head*

I wonder why they had to do this behind closed doors? Some sort of secret announcement?

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:36:07 PM

Rather, I think it's the secret announcement, for another secret announcement.

*Taps pipe against chin*

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:37:17 PM

I'm 7 beers in and frankly don't mind that it's behind closed doors.

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Stabs88
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:41:43 PM

Im sick of these secrets...give me some news! I mean the little bit about it being "realistic" is awesome and i hope to hear more good news...but let the people who cant make it to tokyo see something. If i had the money and time off work, i woulda been there

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shadowpal2
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:05:48 PM

OHH- but secrets are so much fun. Ever played the game? This is Square Enix's most treasured game - they just keep on saying they have a secret, and drag you in and keep dragging you in until they hit you on the head with a Buster Sword to tell you:

"Our new game will be out in 2026 - but do come next TGS - we GOT ANOTHER SECRET WE WON'T SHARE!"

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:11:46 PM

LV, hand down on of those beers, I'll join you in the wait.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:17:46 PM

You okay with Heineken?

I'm currently battling Vampires in the Wind Temple, 3D Dot Game Heroes is some simple RPG fun.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:38:38 AM

3DDotGameSex is awesome.

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to_far_apart
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:39:34 AM

Heineken is alright with me, one of the more refreshing beers in my opinion.

I was in Europe back 4 years ago, and let me tell you, you'd love it in Germany. 1 Euro roughly 1.75 USD I'd guess gets, you two liters.

Kick some Vampire Ass

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Shams
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:51:25 AM

Yeah, I was in England last year, i noticed alcoholic beverages are even sold in the plastic soda bottles (1.5 litre). Pretty wierd considering i've never seen that here in the states. I guess shops have a much easier time getting an alcohol sales license over there.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:45:51 PM
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I forgot about TGS, Im pretty sure im going to be checking this site VERY often, more than usual ;)

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Milonakis
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:03:25 PM
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I'll believe it when i see it.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:04:20 PM
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Then why don't they show it to us? SE has some retarded people running it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:39:27 AM

Wada likes to mess with people. "What? The fans actually want an FFVII remake? ... madness!"

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:10:07 AM

Madness? No, THIS IS SQUEENIX

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TheCrazyMerc
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:37:23 PM
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I so want it....*Drool*

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:47:11 PM
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This is the second most wanted game just very next to the last guardian

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hellish_devil
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:00:59 AM

i expect both alike, both directors, Ueda and Nomura are great and geniuses

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jdt1981
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:48:22 AM
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I hope that unlike FFXIII they will put in the same amount of effort for gameplay, story and characters that they are with graphics.

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556pineapple
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 1:02:13 AM
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I'm looking forward to this. I'm conflicted on what to expect, but I'm still looking forward to it.

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Pandacastro
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 1:08:59 AM
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I remember seeing pictures of a magazine showing gameplay on a website. It look a lot like kingdom hearts gameplay.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 2:13:41 AM
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Why are gaming trade shows so awesome? And how much more are they going to show off? I think the screenshots alone show how beautiful this game will be. It really seems that Nomura and the blokes at S-E are pulling out all the stops on this one. Now... give us a release date alongside TLG, keep it exclusive and start teasing FFXV at E3 next year, yeah? I'd be very happy with S-E for doing that, and I don't need an FFVII remake.
Peace.

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Pandacastro
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 2:51:07 AM

I would prefer a suikoden remake before a FFVII remake

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:28:05 AM

I never played either. Yes, I are n00b. :P

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Underdog15
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:17:27 AM

If you've never played FFVII, then that null and voids your comment about not needing a remake. lol

You have not lived Final Fantasy until you play a majority of the series that made it great.

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Alienange
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:12:17 PM

n00bs are people too

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:24:47 AM
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Damn it sounds like this is the footage will give you a good taste for whats in store, i would very much like to see it.

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___________
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:50:35 AM
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thats what they said about GOW3.
ill believe it when i see it!

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Sir Shak
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 7:52:10 AM

GoWIII is the best looking game on the PS3, what else did you want out of it visually?

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___________
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:20:47 AM

since when are we talking about graphics, i thought we were talking about gameplay?
GOW3 was far too repetitive, linear and had far too much backtracking you feel like your running around in circles throughout the whole game.
not to mention it had no where near enough puzzles, and what puzzles it did have were far too easy, small and linear.
only good puzzle in the game is the garden one, but even that pales to the puzzles in GOW1 or even 2.

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Akuma07
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:06:17 AM

He's from sydney, give 'im a break XD

Seriously, GOWIII might not have been my favourite game, but the visuals are awesome.

I have faith in the FFvsXIII team, i think they can pull through for us this time.

Just stop yanking our chain already... you already have us druelling...without even showing us anything!!!

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coverton341
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:34:04 AM

That is absolutely not what they said about GOWIII. Santa Monica Studios might have said it but SE didn't say it, plus they are two different games in two different genres.

They did make similar comments about FFXIII though so you would be right in calling them out on that but as it stands you're just pissing and moaning for the sake of such as per your norm.

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MoDyDo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:52:35 AM
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Guys, Versus XIII trailer leaked check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzkyvUbGpyA&feature=player_embedded
It looks AWESOME
And there's blood.

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MoDyDo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:34:57 AM

Oh crap, they blocked it

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Kain81
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:22:30 AM
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HERE IS THE FIRST FFVERSUS13 FOOTAGE
http://n4g.com/comments/relatedvideo/4273913

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SolidFantasy
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:16:54 PM

They blocked that one to! Curses I say!! I need to see some game play to justify my hype over this game!

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 7:49:52 AM
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No news item for the best looking JRPG of the gen, The Another World? That almost stole the show and looks prettier than a rose!!

Did i mention it has HD towns and a HD FREE ROAM world map like the days of old!!?

The trailer told me that it is a golden era Rpg with a modern innovative twist with incredible music, graphics, art direction, gameplay and a storyline that could be one of the best and a real tear jerker! It could very well be one of the best Rpg's of the gen and carry a DQVlll type impact on gamers.

Enough of giving Enix space they don't deserve.....and for just info??

The Another World had Trailers, info and a demo on the floor and blew the hell out of me more than any Enix game to date!

Ah well.....I just feel people should be hip to it. It was a major highlight. It just seems like a lot complain over Enix and others about not being true to Rpg roots and write about what you want to see...in pops Level 5 with Ghibli with a god like Rpg that matches your requests and MORE....and you still give space to an Enix game that may or may not be good....and it's just info!

Why are we not supporting what we supposedly want??

If there's a big preview coming or something, i apologies and take it back, but it seems TGS has wrapped up here.....

As for this.....see comment number one.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 8:03:05 AM

If we are reporting on info only.....PROJECT DARK?

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Liquidus319
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:28:37 AM

If I am to be honest, I have to agree with this guys comment!

Okay, sure, we don't know exactly what went off behind "closed doors" at TGS with FF v13. SO it's hard to disregard the potential of the game. However, I fail to see it having the true zest the FF series once had. Thus, I don't look forward to it as much as I should. Maybe when it comes out I will be eating my words from a plate, who knows?

However, The Another World, like you say Lotusflow3r, does hold strong the JRPG elements I so greatly miss these days. The magic, the vibrance, the "feel better, feel good, feel wonderful factor", shall we call it? It's all in this game and to top it all off, it has outstanding visuals, picture-perfect to its most literal context. Plus, a heart-rendering story that is sure to have me passionate about the characters as I once was with DQ's.

You're right to speak up about the lack of news surrounding this game. Games like these need more publicity. The new days are coming, but the old ways are back! Let's publicize this trend a little more, huh?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:38:02 AM

Lotus,

You're right about The Another World looking amazing. Looks like DQ8's engine on steroids. The depth of field is some of the best I've ever seen in a game. Though to be fair it's graphics are more of an artistic water paint approach than the "realistic" one SE seems to be going with for FFVersusXIII

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laxpro2001
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 8:57:37 AM
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SO... hows kingdom hearts 3 coming along?

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SvenMD
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:28:17 AM
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That video does look pretty sweet. The one I saw was short - but the fight with the Behemoth was promising.

I'm getting more excited about this game now.

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Proxy
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:35:09 AM
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Neogaf thread with links to download all the SE trailers shown at TGS :

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=407630

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DeathOfChaos
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:35:35 AM
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Found it!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WPlVkc_GSg

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Akuma07
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:07:48 AM

Woah....

Someone...

Give me a tissue....

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Akuma07
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:09:59 AM

Dude, that looks epic.

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coverton341
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:36:29 AM

That's simply awesome. Even for low quality cell phone footage. Now mix in the epic story that is sure to be present and you have yourself a winner. Even if it is an action RPG. I really cannot wait for this game.

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Alienange
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:16:30 PM

Looks like an action rpg version of FFXIII. What's so good about that?

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Pandacastro
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:32:08 PM

That look real

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CHAOS THEORY X
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:35:25 PM

Aww they nabbed that one too

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Akuma07
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 1:13:05 AM

They may have done better with an action RPG version of XIII.

XIII was already half way there anyway. Maybe more than half haha.

Kingdom hearts were awesome games. Ive been waiting patiently for a next-gen entry, but this will tide me over for now =]

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DeathOfChaos
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:36:27 AM
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watch?v=-WPlVkc_GSg

type that at youutbe, lol. Or copy and paste :p

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Akuma07
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:08:51 AM
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They better start showing real footage soon.

Like.... They have everyone druelling over this game, and they havnt even shown us anything yet =S lol

Did ANYONE here ever think squeenix could do that...ever again?

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Underdog15
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:08:08 PM

People did a tiny bit... they were all putting their faith into this title. If it delivers, they'll maintain some fans. If it shites out, many will give up on them!

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Akuma07
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 1:11:15 AM

Agreed

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piratedrunk
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:44:12 AM
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The footage looks amazing. Hopefully we get the game by the end of next year.

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Alienange
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:29:42 PM
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Not sure why they think it's hard to believe that we can control what’s being done on screen. It's basically KH in HD.

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Masry_XI
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 9:03:27 PM
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I've seen the video , someone uploaded it on gametrailers.
only 30 seconds , but looks really good :)

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