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Old 2010-01-24, 08:22   Link #2001
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How is it a big shame? If anything we're going to see more work from Masashi Hamauzu now than if he was still tied to Square-Enix. Yoko Shimamaru is handling Final Fantasy XIII Versus & The 3rd Birthday, Takeharu Ishimoto has Final Fantasy XII Agito and Uematsu is confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV. Doesn't exactly leave much for Hamauzu does it? A HD Kingdom Hearts is probably the next biggest game after the FF titles and Shimamaru will of course be handling that. Sure he probably would've got FF XV whenever that comes out but yeah I'll like to see more from him in the 5 years before that comes out.

And most Square Enix producers split from them once they score a major Square game, for the reasons relentless said. It's not like him leaving Square prevents him from doing the next major FF after XIV. Yoko and Uematsu doing the next two main FF games show that...
I agree. When Steve Jobs was booted out of Apple, he created Pixar. For all you know, Hamauzu could now set up a records company and have greater freedom on composing music. It's all good.
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Old 2010-01-26, 02:53   Link #2002
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How is it a big shame? If anything we're going to see more work from Masashi Hamauzu now than if he was still tied to Square-Enix. Yoko Shimamaru is handling Final Fantasy XIII Versus & The 3rd Birthday, Takeharu Ishimoto has Final Fantasy XII Agito and Uematsu is confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV. Doesn't exactly leave much for Hamauzu does it? A HD Kingdom Hearts is probably the next biggest game after the FF titles and Shimamaru will of course be handling that. Sure he probably would've got FF XV whenever that comes out but yeah I'll like to see more from him in the 5 years before that comes out.

And most Square Enix producers split from them once they score a major Square game, for the reasons relentless said. It's not like him leaving Square prevents him from doing the next major FF after XIV. Yoko and Uematsu doing the next two main FF games show that...
Hmmmm....yeah when you put it that way I guess it is probably best for him to go freelance.
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Old 2010-01-27, 04:47   Link #2003
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This rather late, but I haven't seen it posted in thread:

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Dengeki has released the results of a readers poll in which people voted for what they thought was the best game of 2009. A list of the top 20 has been published on their website and Final Fantasy XIII has managed to secure second place. Although there has been a backlash of Japanese fans who have complaints ranging from Final Fantasy XIII's linearity to there being no levels, it still seems to have won people over. See the full list of top 20 games below.

1. Dragon Quest IX
2. Final Fantasy XIII
3. Tales of Vesperia
4. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
5. Steins;Gate
6. Phantasy Star Portable 2
7. Demon’s Souls
8. PERSONA3 PORTABLE
9. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
10. Tales of Graces
11. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next PLUS
12. Monster Hunter Tri
13. Love Plus
14. Bayonetta
15. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA
16. Shin Megami Tensei STRANGE JOURNEY
17. Layton-kyoju to Majin no Fue
18. THE IDOLM@STER SP
19. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
20. MACROSS ULTIMATE FRONTIER

http://finalfantasy-xiii.net/2010/01...e-of-2009.html
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Old 2010-01-27, 05:48   Link #2004
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Across the Causeway in Singapore, Straits Times reveals that Asia isn't getting XBOX FFXIII. Region coding on XBOX and HD-DVD to blame.
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Old 2010-01-27, 07:06   Link #2005
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Across the Causeway in Singapore, Straits Times reveals that Asia isn't getting XBOX FFXIII. Region coding on XBOX and HD-DVD to blame.
No. It all boils down to SEX's decision to make the 360 port a Euro-American exclusive.

But hey, if you manage to snag a Japanese 360, you can play the 360 release. It's a very little known fact that the Japanese 360 console is able to play American and European regioned coded game as part of MS's tactic to capture the Japanese Market.
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Old 2010-01-27, 13:10   Link #2006
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Across the Causeway in Singapore, Straits Times reveals that Asia isn't getting XBOX FFXIII. Region coding on XBOX and HD-DVD to blame.
Theres two ways around this, buy a foreign xbox and buy the foreign FFXIII, or search the internet for a way to hack your xbox and remove the region coding - however doing so will invalidate your warrenty and may break your console so do so at your own risk.
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Old 2010-01-28, 00:44   Link #2007
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And most Square Enix producers split from them once they score a major Square game, for the reasons relentless said. It's not like him leaving Square prevents him from doing the next major FF after XIV. Yoko and Uematsu doing the next two main FF games show that...
Trivial information supporting the above statement: Sakimoto was already working independently as a founding member of Basiscape (along with Iwata) when he was called in to score FFXII (though I suspect Matsuno called for it since the two worked together so often).

So yeah, Hamauzu going out on his own doesn't preclude him from working on future Square projects. In fact, it allows him freedom to compose for non-Square games! More Hamauzu music is something that I'd like to see personally
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Old 2010-01-28, 00:51   Link #2008
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Speaking of Masashi Hamauzu the Final Fantasy XIII OST came out today so here's to finally no longer having to listen to muddled youtube quality renditions of the tracks.

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This rather late, but I haven't seen it posted in thread:




http://finalfantasy-xiii.net/2010/01...e-of-2009.html
Another month another entirely predictable set of statistics from a Japanese otaku magazine. Ho hum......
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Old 2010-01-30, 04:57   Link #2009
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Kitase confirms Final Fantasy XIII DLC

Back in December, Square Enix hinted that downloadable content was being considered for Final Fantasy XIII. Now, a new quote from producer Yoshinori Kitase has all but confirmed the inevitability of extra content for the huge RPG sequel.

"At first we had plans to release the game simultaneously worldwide," Kitase tells Official PlayStation Magazine. "So we had the intention to deliver identical version between the regions. When we noticed that we wouldn’t make it, we decided to release the game as fast as possible in the west after its release in Japan. We initially had doubts to add extra content to the western version but then it would have taken the international version more months of delay. We did prepare DLC but it will arrive a little later in the west."

This is the first solid mention of DLC since December's hint, which would indicate that DLC is pretty much a given now. As to what the DLC will actually be, who could guess? Why not give a try yourself, and let us know what kind of content you'd like to see?

Source: http://www.destructoid.com/kitase-co...c-161766.phtml
Now to wonder what it's gona be. Must be extra dungeons and such
And how much it'll be ...

Also it's out what the european Special Edition is:

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  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Original Sound Selection: Soundtrack CD including a selection of music tracks from the game that are especially chosen for this Limited Collector’s Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu. The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from FINAL FANTASY XIII, and also liner notes that are written by the composer.
  • The World of FINAL FANTASY XIII: Hardback book featuring character artwork, CG rendered artwork and environments from across the game production.
  • Exclusive Art Prints: 3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters in FINAL FANTASY XIII
  • Unique ‘Brand of the l’Cie’ decal: Collectible decal featuring this most iconic symbol from the game storyline
From: amazon.co.uk
The traditional cover without Lightning seems to be on the slipcase thing or whatever it is. Pretty similar to the CE of Dissidia. No real must haves, but a nice touch.
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Old 2010-01-30, 09:56   Link #2010
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Now to wonder what it's gona be. Must be extra dungeons and such
And how much it'll be ...


Also it's out what the european Special Edition is:


The traditional cover without Lightning seems to be on the slipcase thing or whatever it is. Pretty similar to the CE of Dissidia. No real must haves, but a nice touch.
i was hoping for character skins (preferably characters from previous FF series) although i doubt that but one thing for certain hard-to-obtain items will be in the DLC and maybe new side stories? like in AC2.
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Old 2010-01-30, 17:53   Link #2011
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I don't like DLC, especially not in RPGs.
I hope it's something really unneccessary like costumes or something.
If it turns out that the DLC is something like addition to the story, then...
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Old 2010-01-30, 18:09   Link #2012
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If it turns out that the DLC is something like addition to the story, then...
At most it'll be side stories, though i wouldn't mind extra costumes.
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Old 2010-01-30, 18:47   Link #2013
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I wouldn't be surprised if Versus has DLC announced from the get go... Square need to do something about the high amount of used copies that happened with XIII (happens to lots of other games too). Due to the high price and the linear nature of the game people are racing through them so they can return them, DLC content similar to say.. Mass Effect 2 might help with that.
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Old 2010-01-30, 21:22   Link #2014
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march 9th eh. i'll be home for spring break then. excellent.
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Old 2010-01-31, 04:08   Link #2015
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Gah, this pope boss at the end of Chapter 9 is wrecking me up. I get him down to about halfway and then he uses the autodeath time limit and he spams that ultimate attack often enough that I can never break him. I think I need to spend some time upgrading my equipment...
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Old 2010-01-31, 05:47   Link #2016
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Gah, this pope boss at the end of Chapter 9 is wrecking me up. I get him down to about halfway and then he uses the autodeath time limit and he spams that ultimate attack often enough that I can never break him. I think I need to spend some time upgrading my equipment...
That's precisely what I did prior to fighting him, since people were saying it was such a hard fight and this was the chapter to grind for materials. Got Lightning's second weapon and beefed up Sazh and Vanille's weapons before going in.

I had Sazh enhance everyone while Lightning went to town on the side faces, with Vanille on healing duty. After the faces were gone, I made sure to keep the buffs going while continuing the assault. Managed to make the boss flinch before he fired off his ultimate move, even causing him to miss at one point

Only got three stars for the effort, but at least it was on the first try and he never cast Doom on anyone.
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Old 2010-01-31, 06:49   Link #2017
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Yeah I googled for some Japanese wikis and they said max out crystalium, farm for credit/premium chips and buy crank shafts to upgrade your weapons. I've done barely any upgrading since the beginning so I'll probably try to boost what I've got on hand and try him 1-2 more times before I surrender to the grind...
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Old 2010-02-01, 09:41   Link #2018
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Got the bastard! No idea how you're supposed to take him down in 8 minutes. I was lucky to beat him in 22.
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Old 2010-02-03, 19:49   Link #2019
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Looks like both Scenario and Battle Ultimania are out and some translations of interview are here:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j.../P1080150s.jpg

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Toriyama- We made the map and battles function as parts of the story, so that players get the same feeling as the characters. To achieve this, we wanted the story to progress nonstop, until chapter 11.

-FF13 has fewer towns compared to previous FF games, is this related to the nonstop story?

Toriyama- yes, it is one of the reasons, but more importantly, it is a result of considering HD graphics will be the mainstream. Considering the amount of works to make graphics that deserve HD, it is hard to make towns in the conventional style. In the limited period of development time, to convey the the great story that deserves the name of FF and to convey the battles that entertain players enough, we condensed each element.

Kitase- this thing is related to whether FF7 remake will happen or not. It is very hard to make games on PS3 in the same style as the games in that era had. Making graphics will take enormous time.

Toriyama- this time we put together each element, and made them function fully.

Other interesting interview
-Why no MP this time?

Tsuchida- this time the abilities are made on the assumption that players use them based on the situation. For example, Firaga is not always better than Fire. Which is better is based on the situation. But if there is MP system, even in a situation where Firaga is better, it might not be used because of the shortage of MP, or to save MP, players might not use it. To avoid this, only ATB take costs so that players make full use of strategy.

Concept of the story
Toriyama- we made FF13 to show "what is FF". the concept of the hopeless situation in the game came from the actual situation of the society in the real world.
We want people to find hopes in the hard situation and make miracle happen as Lightning and heroes will do.

-As the first FF title on PS3, you had the strong ambition to introduce something new, right?

Toriyama- Of course. But FF games have always done new things, so not as a first title on PS3, but as a numbering FF game, we took over the spirit. This time, we decided in the first that the concept of FF13 is "the future form of RPG" We imagined how RPG will be in the next 10 years and we designed FF13 that will become the pioneer of the future form of RPG.
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Lightning---21---171cm
Snow---21---200cm
Vanille---19---161cm
Sazh---40---189cm(including afro)
Hope---14---153cm
Fang---21---175cm
Serah---18---164cm
Dajh---6---117cm(including afro)
Nora---163cm
Bartholomew---178cm
Gadot---21---192cm
Lebreau---19---168cm
Maqui---17---162cm
Yuj---19---181cm
Galenth---185cm (Galenth was designed by Nomura and not Nao Ikeda)
Cid---199cm
Yaag---190cm
Jihl---166cm (176cm with heels)
Rygdea---180cm
Amodar---186cm
Some scans:
http://ffplanet.exteen.com/20100203/...ario-ultimania

BTW, The OST is pretty awesome probably up there with my favorites FFVI,VIII and X.

<mod edit: link removed>

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Old 2010-02-04, 01:05   Link #2020
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Wow, I didn't expect Lightning to be that young. She's at most only a few months older than Snow? I didn't see that coming. XD
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