Leaked FF Versus XIII Footage: A Conversation-Starter
Okay, you can all stop sending me links to the leaked footage. It's obvious that even 30 seconds of Final Fantasy Versus XIII can create a conversation maelstrom. :)
Anyway, you've probably already seen it, but here's a link to a supposedly non-removable video. We say "non-removable" because most others have been taken down; especially those found at YouTube. It's clear that Square-Enix doesn't want this footage to get out, which is why we won't be embedding it into this article (or anywhere on the site). But at least it's worth talking about: it appears to be a very wide open world, almost MMO-like, although it's difficult to get an idea of size and scope from that brief clip. Then there's the action, when the character takes on a massive foe in the city...thing is, we didn't really see anything there that distinguished the game as an RPG. These days, the lines between genres are more blurred than ever and we knew it wouldn't be turn-based, but we're definitely missing the role-playing aspects in that video.
It's too bad it isn't very good quality, either, because we're interested to see more about that vaunted realism and beautiful clarity. At some point, Square-Enix will release something new that shows us more in the way of gameplay, and they'll actually let people post it. In the meantime, we reserve the right to reserve judgment.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII
9/17/2010 9:04:53 PM Ben Dutka