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What Do You Want More: FFXIII-2 Or Versus XIII?

Yeah, we know more about Final Fantasy XIII-2 (which doesn't seem right, but whatever) but some really don't like the direction that game is taking.

Others think Square Enix is fixing things for the avid FF followers. But we've also seen snippets of Versus XIII and we're bound to see more this week at the Tokyo Game Show. So when that happens, you'll be more qualified to answer the question in the headline. Think about it for a minute: based on everything you've seen and heard thus far, which title seems more up your alley? Neither really seems to be a great option for the hardcore role-playing purists; the ones who have disliked the Final Fantasy name since FFXIII.

There's little doubt that both games in question will boast insanely high production values. And obviously, both feature a form of real-time combat, like it or not. If you didn't like FFXIII, maybe Versus XIII is a big enough departure; if you're a new fan, maybe all you want is a sequel to FFXIII. It'll be interesting to read the feedback from both younger and older gamers...

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy Versus XIII-2

Tags: ffxiii-2, final fantasy versus xiii, final fantasy xiii-2

9/11/2011 9:30:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (66 posts)

Riku994
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:51:30 PM
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Versus for sure. I wanted it more than FF13 too. The fact that 13-2 is coming out first makes me rage. The darker tones and the scale of the world makes it really interesting to me and the combat system is very similar to KH, which I love. Also Ben like I mentioned in a previous article, SE did said that Versus won't be at TGS. They could surprise us, but I just don't know what to think.

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ZettaiSeigi
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:51:55 PM
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I'm way more interested with Versus XIII.

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Bloodedge
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:59:03 PM
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I'll get both when they come, but I want Versus more. I'm sure after XIII-2's release, S-E will focus on another title besides Versus, because we all know how much Wada loves the fans ;) XIII-2 has me interested with the time travel aspect. Chrono Trigger/Cross anyone? It can't be worse than XIII in terms of linearity, that's for sure. Versus has a KH style combat system, only less cartoony, which seems like it could be one of the best action-rpgs Square's ever made. Plus, KH3 isn't coming anytime soon, so Versus will have to do.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:45:26 PM

Indeed, wish they would finish versus, not purely because I want the awsome game, but because I really want them to start working on KH3

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Stabs88
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 6:36:08 PM

I agree very very interested Versus, but i cant say i'm not excited to see XIII-2. I liked the last one (except for how linear it was) and some might say im just following the crowd, but i love the old school FF's and a change up is nice. Versus is going to be like my kingdom Hearts. (still waiting for the finisher)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:12:02 PM
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Definitely Versus, but I'll get them both. I may not embrace the sad future of gaming openly but I'll plod along after it as long as I can.

I think they know Versus is the carrot and XIII-2 is the stick so until the carrot is ready we get the stick.

Versus looks like a high production Crisis Core which is bound to kick serious ass without Wada at the helm of it.

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TheCrazyMerc
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:29:43 PM

Agreed, seriously the production of this game looks really good, but im just anxious to see at least another trailer to this game its just aggravating on how they would leave us to the dust like that -.-

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FM23
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:23:45 PM
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Neither!!!

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playSTATION
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:34:50 PM
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none.

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enjoi
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:39:50 PM
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I was never going to get XIII-2 but at this point I've lost interest in versus too.

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Excelsior1
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:14:51 AM

i kind of know what ejoi means about vs. it's kind of difficult to feel genuine excitement for a game that we have not seen or heard much about for what feels like an eternity. there are two games that were announced early this gen that now have almost turned in to mythical creatures...ffvs13 and the last guardian. i hear tlg will be a no show at the tokyo game btw. i now have some concern about that project.

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DrRockso87
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:04:46 PM
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII! Not interested at all in XIII-2 though. Disliked the first one but I'll shell out 60 bucks for Versus XIII. Can't wait.

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StubbornScorpio
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:10:53 PM
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I've been anticipating Versus even while the first XIII was just picking up hype! The fact that XIII-2 is releasing before Versus gives me grief, but I'll live.

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shadowpal2
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:15:37 PM
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Versus XIII all the way. ...well...that's just me and a couple of other people I guess. Turn based RPG is always fun and stuff but I do enjoy my action RPGs. Valkyria Chronicles? Kingdom Hearts? Those are some fantastic games right there.

And...ever since I saw Versus XIII back in E3 2006, I have been waiting for it. My gosh...it's been more than 5 years. I seriously can't wait.

So glad that there has been an official statement saying that it is in 100% DEVELOPMENT MODE NOW. LIKE IT'S ABOUT TIME.

Anyway, other reason I'm putting a lot of hope in it is because it's directed by Nomura. I trust the guy. So I hope the best.

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oldmike
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 1:21:01 AM

Valkyria Chronicles was turn based just had you aim and move by and in your turn rather then the CPU do it all

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Soultaker
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:18:35 PM
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Hated XIII and am not even remotely interested in XIII-2 so bring on vs13

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Clamedeus
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:25:09 PM
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Versus for fure. I couldn't get into 13, so I'm skipping on that.

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Clamedeus
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:10:22 AM

*Sure

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huh1678
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:27:33 PM
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Never asked for XIII-2 in the first place, Still waiting on Versus though

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:40:44 PM
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I just don't care anymore. There are so many better games out there that are worth more my time. Hell there are even some crappy games out there I would rather play. I will not be buying XIII-2 specially since I couldn't put up with the garbage XIII turned out to be. Versus has lost all my interest since it has just taken to long for really anything solid on it.

I'll be satisfied by playing all the old PSone classic RPGs. There is plenty to keep me busy.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:41:26 PM
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I just don't care anymore. There are so many better games out there that are worth more my time. Hell there are even some crappy games out there I would rather play. I will not be buying XIII-2 specially since I couldn't put up with the garbage XIII turned out to be. Versus has lost all my interest since it has just taken to long for really anything solid on it.

I'll be satisfied by playing all the old PSone classic RPGs. There is plenty to keep me busy.

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Geobaldi
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:05:29 AM
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FFXIII-2 for me. Though I am kinda losing interest in the FF series. They're just not as fun as they used to be.

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cLoudou
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:07:59 AM
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Where's Doctor Who, when you need him? Take me 20 years to the future to when FFXV is out. Or maybe take me back so I can stop Wada from being in charge, and get them to keep Sakguichi, and Uematsu.

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Russell Burrows
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 1:01:25 AM
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Skyrim!!

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Claire C
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:52:03 PM

<3 XD

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 1:50:32 AM
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Versus by default because S-E is working too hard on fixing the niggles of XIII, rather than the combat system.

And Ben, do you know something that we don't?
"Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy Versus XIII-2"

Versus XIII-2? Say it ain't so?! ;P

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Mog
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 1:58:27 AM
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Neither because square-enix has never been in my alley.

Square-soft on the other hand was not only in my alley but even in my bed.

Yep, I'm damn serious.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 3:10:12 AM

Yeah... I don't want to know where you put that Gunblade ;P

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Mog
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 3:55:12 AM

and that was how I got the name gunblademaster.


;)

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Underdog15
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 2:02:54 PM

When in bed with Squaresoft, did your gunblade go off?

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___________
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 2:28:43 AM
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definitely versus simply because its much darker grittier, and if anything is going to incorporate some traditional RPG elements its that.
i can see, or id like to see $E taking a little more risk with that, where as -2 is more a mainstream title and because of that they will stick to the more open ideas.
not that i think they will do any different with versus, they wont!
but if they were to then they would be much more likely to do so in verses.

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allDFlavors
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 4:05:42 AM
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Versus... I've never been less excited about a game release that should be on my radar than XIII-2. I still harbor hopes they'll abort XIII-2 in the third trimester and replace it with Versus.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 4:50:54 AM
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In regards to the topic I am actually more interested in XIII-2 at the moment. The problem I had with XIII-1 is that the story and backstory of characters was very vague. The player had to frequently read the datalog to understand what was really going on. Which is just a poor narrative construction. The story should be represented in the game not files.

I am hoping with XIII-2 the depth of the world and it's gods will be explored properly this time and not hide it away in data logs. So I am actually excited to get XIII-2 as if they just left it as XIII I think the true potential for the characters would have been lost.

As for Versus, I do not understand how XIII haters can praise this game, this seems to be the biggest departure from an FF game yet, But people ham over XIII and praise this. It just does not make sense.

I am looking forawrd to it, the 7 min trailer released earlier this year really sold me on the title. But when will we get it? 2013?

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:02:57 AM

It's because Versus XIII isn't a numbered title, so people basically know what not to expect, whereas XIII itself should have played more to the history of the series. They can take creative liberties, and people realise and respect that.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:19:15 AM

Well S-E already screwed up the numeral's with the online games. FFIXV just looks like FFXI-2. & if these liberties involve changing the games identity (Type-0) Then I don't want to know. Type-0 is a Persona game. After playing the demo, I have lost interest completely

I for one enjoyed FFXIII, so when I hear people class XIII not to be like a FF game I can't help but feel annoyed. Especially after XII, I would have no problem if the whole Ivalice branch of games where seperate. But they're just not FF game. They even have a majority of different creators behind it. So In a way I can understand XIII's hate, a I feel the same for XII.

Many moan about XIII not having towns to explore... But I have to say I loved exploring the worlds of other FF games, but when it came to XII I admit even the towns became uninteresting, there was just nothing to do there. So I was not bothered by the lack of towns.

XIII fixed XII's main flaw, the pace of the story. Often with XII you would progress with the game and just forget what you were doing because you just travel through temples and fields with rarely any story progression at a time. XIII's story and objectives we're frequently apparent, so the fact that there were no towns to explore (Because there were towns you actually visted.) was just not needed.

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daus26
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:46:34 AM

When FFXIII and FFvsXIII were simultaneously revealed in 2006, I think most of us had already expected FFvsXIII to be the greater departure in gameplay, as it had no menus for attacks or spells. I personally was ok with that fact because although I've always loved the classic gameplay, I wanted to try something new. It was seemingly a win-win situation for me back then, thinking that FFXIII would satisfy an old FF fan like me, and FFvsXIII to be the FF game I've always wanted to try that is different in gameplay.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:57:23 AM

I have no problem people liking Versus, why would I, it looks exceptional, but it's when people penalise XIII for its gameplay being a departure (which it isn't really IMO) I then become huffy.

Many people whine about the auto battle function, which just saves time for what you would select, if you don't like it you can ignore it. XIII's battle system is more focused on the Paradigms, it is vital you have the suitable Paradigm for the righ moment otherwise you'll be destroyed. I found with this system I would use far more buffs & de-buffs than anyother FF game. It requires the player to really use a variety of skills other than just ATTACK. So I really enjoyed the gameplay and I am glad they have not changed it drastically like they did in X-2. One thing that still annoys me is that if the lead character dies its game over, even if a party member can revive you, It's just an imbalance.

My main concern is that the dark tone of XIII-2 will be too constrasting to to XIII-1, XIII's world was very bright and colourful, I dont want to go through the next game all gloomy. Same with the characters, the best thing about XIII was the charisma of the characters, Each had there own personality and it would freqeuntly clash with another. I just hope they dont change them too much, I already have fears that Hope will turn from insecure to a MGS4RAIDENBADDASS! & if this happens I will be furious!

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Excelsior1
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 6:49:44 AM

@ultima

i totally agree. i always thought ff12 was the more radical gameplay departure than ff13. i just think ff13>ff12 becuase ff13 had better characters, story and even gameplay imo. i guess i'm kind of like you. i always want to go after ff12 when i hear people being overly critical of ff13 becuase i found it to be a pretty dull experience. i especially disliked ff12's mmo type battle system and the pacing of the game.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 7:11:13 AM

No I was never found of the MMO style either, I disliked how You enter a command then you have to wait, in previous FF games with the ATB system, you wou'd wait first then attack, It just felt less tedious.

Also with XII, I felt no need to explore the games magic and abilities. All I needED was a few buffs like Bubble and Haste and repretitive cure and the only offense I needed was attack and what ever the limit break system was called on that game. The summons were just useless. With XIII's paradigm system I was on my feet every battle swapping paradigms and using a broad range of the abilities for each class.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:18:50 AM

@Ultima:

As someone who is more excited for Versus XIII than XIII-2, I just wanted to clarify that excitement over something doesn't necessarily equate to praising it.

I was actually more excited over FF XIII than Versus XIII when they were announced way back 2006 (or was it 2005?). That's because it's part of the main line of FF games while Versus could be considered more of a side project. That made me expect that I'd see in FF XIII the same things that made the previous games great.

There's no denying that Versus XIII's battle system is more akin to Kingdom Hearts than the previous Final Fantasy titles. But to be fair, Square-Enix told everyone that Versus XIII will be an Action RPG almost from the very beginning. That's why they called it Versus anyway. So personally speaking, I know what to expect with the game. And going by the trailers I've seen so far, the game is shaping up exactly what I thought it would be. That's why I'm more excited for it than XIII-2.

I probably should give XIII-2 a fair shot, but since it's a sequel to an FF game that I found mediocre, I really could not force myself to be very excited about it. I know that S-E is addressing the gripes a lot of people had with the first game, but it occurred to me that they wouldn't need to do that if they didn't take a lot of control away from the player. Seriously, game over when the leader dies? I wasn't a big fan of FF XII's storyline and battle system, but at least I could swap my reserve party members in when those in my active party gets KO'd.

To make the long story short, my lack of interest with XIII-2 was mostly because of my disappointment with XIII. For now, I'm still more interested in Versus XIII. Whether it'll disappoint me when it finally comes out is another different issue. I just hope it does not.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:48:36 AM

That's fine if you did not like the game, Overall I rank it somewhere in the middle of the series. It just irritates me when people whine about the game conforming to WRPG standards, whinning that the battles system is too action packed then the drool over VsXIII. I felt more than satisfied after XIII it did live up to the series, while not being the best in the series, it was definatly worthy

I also hated the fact that when the lead character dies its game over, its the biggest flaw in the gameplay IMO.

As for XII option of swapping the party when one dies, I think thats a bit cheeky really, but I guess it worked for that game. I still to this day believe FFX absolutley nailed the battle system. I loved everything about it, swapping live party members, overdrives, how you can control the Aeons like characters. It just plays so well.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 4:00:21 PM

I wholeheartedly agree about the battle system for FF X. Best one out there! Seriously S-E, give us another FF game with the exact same control and we'll be more than happy to buy it and spend hundreds of hours playing it.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 4:00:30 PM

And btw, if S-E really wants to make another action RPG, just give us KH III please! Let Nomura-san finish Versus XIII and let him work on the third main game for the series. If they're going to deviate SO MUCH from what the fans have grown accustomed to in an FF game, just make a new IP and make it their new playground.

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Ludakriss
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:27:37 AM
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Aight. So as a long time fan of final fantasy series I really am only pointing my sights towards Prince Noctis and his colorful friends.

To put it simply. Do I want more of the bullshit tantrums of Lightning, the over-the-top "I've got big balls" Snow or that absolute prick who is annoying to the point that if I'd lose the game because I killed him in combat I'd be worth it a.k.a. HOPE!

Or, as a very fresh take on the "burden" it can truly impose on a person to be a prince or a guardian of something like the crystals (as we all know they're present always in the FF)?

Just to think of the level of sophistication Versus offers. It already blows 13 and the -2 out of the water. And someone gave great example of comparison. Look at how little we know about Versus. It's little but it's enough. Now what about 13 or 13-2. You see what I'm getting at?

I can't help but see Versus as a film by Quentin Tarantino =) An enticing thought ain't it?

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daus26
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:34:23 AM

I agree. We only know little about Versus XIII, but what we know is already incredible.. at least to me.

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daus26
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:31:47 AM
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I'm interested for FFvsXIII more soley because it seems Nomura and his team is really pushing the ps3, unlike FFXIII.

Seriously, the scale of this game is scary incredible to me. If there is to be an FF game that doesn't follow the traditional hardcore RPG in the past, it should definitely be done the Versus way. I can't wait.

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tes37
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 7:22:45 AM
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I'm finding it hard to get excited for any FF title. If I was forced to pick one, it would be Versus XIII.

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TheOldOne
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:00:17 AM
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Versus

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Ludakriss
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 6:37:14 AM

Much props for your nickname =) Back to slumber xD

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Underdog15
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:41:02 AM
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I feel extremely optimistic about Versus because of the incredible team at the helm. I really liked Crisis Core, and the gameplay seems similar but with a little more complexity. It's not a direct Roman Numeral game, so I'm always open to a non-traditional approach to gameplay in that situation.

The -ONLY- FF that had a non-numeral mail title I didn't like was Mystic Quest. Tactics and Crisis Core are two examples of non-main FF's that I absolutely adored. I also really enjoy Dissidia.

Either way, Versus has me excited. I'm a little bummed it's been pushed to the side. It's been hyped for so long... it's weird to ignore it now. If anything, I'm bitter towards FFXIII-2 for being annoying and getting in the way. lol... If that makes any sense...

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:58:30 AM

Apparently VsXIII is back in full production now so if we do not hear anything at TGS you can be sue there will be big news early 2012.

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___________
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 9:43:30 AM

$E have already said versus wont be at TGS, so has sony for TLG.
versus is not surprising though i mean why would they show that off when there suppose to be showing off and announcing a release date for XIII-2?
as for TLG its vapourware to me.
i still remember the day i read that article from a BBC reporter who had seen it...... FIVE FREAKING YEARS AGO!

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Gone
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 9:23:59 AM
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Versus XIII

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Highlander
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 9:49:05 AM
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Neither.

I'd be more interested in SE finishing FFXIV, or working on an HD remake of FFVIII. I now believe that an HD remake of FFVII would be too different and as a result risks being utterly incapable of capturing the mood of the original.

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Condemnedsoul23
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:39:33 AM
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vii

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coverton341
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:48:48 AM
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I used to be psyched for Versus, but alas, I have lost my drive for that game. I was ecstatic when both XIII and Vs were announced and wasn't even put off too much by XIII being announced as multiplat, but after playing the game all my anticipation for anything SE does is deflated.

After FFX, everything they put out has been creeping toward a more action-oriented style with trademark film-length cinematic sequences. For me that just doesn't work for a JRPG and a JRPG is what I had grown to expect from the FF name.

I know, I know, things change and the industry marches forward, but I can't help but feel a little tossed aside by a company that used to cater to that market. And don't misunderstand, I love WRPGs, action games, even the occasional sports game or FPS, but none of that is what I would historically looked for when purchasing a FF title.

So, after much long windedness I will say that I am anticipating neither. I will look to another company for my action RPGs because I feel other companies do it better since that has been their focus for longer. I will now also look to other companies for my JRPG fix as SE doesn't seem to want to make those any more.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 11:00:44 AM

I don't think its fair to dismiss S-E completely, what about Nier, that was a sensational Action RPG and one of my favourite gaems this year. S-E this year alone have Released The 3rd Birthday, Dissidia... 2 & A sensational re-release of FFIV - Packaged with the phone sequel. There are many other S-E titles than FF. Though I am disapointed they decided to jump to the 360 with Lost Odyssey, The Last Remnant & Infinite Undiscovery all games which should be on the PS3.

I tried looking elsewhere this gen for RPG's I played Oblivion - Where I settled down with an Orc and choose peace rather than to save the world from oblivion...

I also tried Resonance of Fate, But I found the battle system to be one of the most diabolical systems I have ever played and just could not bare it.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 1:25:57 PM
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Well, this is an easy question...Versus XIII of course.
Considering the fact that I was more excited about Versus than FF XIII since they were both announced, it's pretty much a no-brainer now as to whether I want FF XIII-2 or Versus.

While I'm probably one of the few who genuinely liked FF XIII's gameplay, most of the story left me confused and I usually put that game on hiatus at least 4 times while trying to play through it.

The only thing that pisses me off now is the fact that FF XIII-2 will be released before Versus :(

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Ludakriss
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 7:05:31 AM

Wait. So the hiatus. Because of the story? And if so what parts or was it just genuinely not good pacing? Or gaming elements that threw you off?

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 3:55:17 PM
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I'm actually looking forward to VersusXIII. It actually looks somewhat decent. However, seeing more of the gameplay will really determine it all for me. SE has this last chance to turn around. Versus XIII will be a do or die for me.

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Warrior Poet
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 4:15:30 PM
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I really liked FFXIII. It was great on its own, just pretty weird for Final Fantasy. But we've seen MMOs and MMO-like battle systems before, and those departures didn't bother me. I would rather have turn-based battles again too, though.

I'm not "excited" for either because FFvXIII doesn't exist yet. I'll be very curious about it though! Look pretty interesting if it ever appears.

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Claire C
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:54:00 PM
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Versus over XIII-2, cept XIII-3 will prolly come out before it so... =P

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eLLeJuss
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 9:41:13 PM
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FF7 Remake...

lolol but seriously...

I want all final fantasy

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VampDeLeon
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:00:42 PM
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I was unsure on how Versus XIII would be, since I was expecting more out of XIII before it came out. Now it's kind of like, "when did people ask for XIII-2?" Either way, whether it flops or not, Versus XIII is going to be a sales success judging by how many are going "forget XIII-2, bring on Versus!"

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Russell Burrows
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 12:59:25 AM
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And yet the main letdowns of FFXIII were no weapon customization, a pointless crystarium and the leader dies and its over.

Anywho back to waiting for Skyrim!!

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Ludakriss
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 7:10:35 AM

Man. I completely agree. And this only makes me think that when people say "which is it? Gameplay or the graphics?" SE has proven that this "choice" actually exists. You know? Look at it. It was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL game.

But like you pointed out...not much of an RPG with no weapon custom, the crystarium which as we all know was capped at certain story points and you couldn't quest or explore until silly border of game was crossed.

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