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Old 2010-02-04, 01:48   Link #2021
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The way Toriyama imagined the future form of RPGs is completely the opposite from the way I'd imagine it.
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Old 2010-02-04, 01:55   Link #2022
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I'm probably in the minority here, but does anyone else not like transformable summons? Killing your enemies with magical dust kicked up by your magical Shiva bike feels.... a bit underwhelming.
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Old 2010-02-04, 02:28   Link #2023
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I'm probably in the minority here, but does anyone else not like transformable summons? Killing your enemies with magical dust kicked up by your magical Shiva bike feels.... a bit underwhelming.
From one of the interviews, apparently the transformable summons were thought up by the gameplay team, whereas the art team was adamantly against it.
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Old 2010-02-04, 02:55   Link #2024
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From one of the interviews, apparently the transformable summons were thought up by the gameplay team, whereas the art team was adamantly against it.
Ya, I saw the news. Too bad for me the gameplay team won.
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Old 2010-02-04, 22:47   Link #2025
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Guys, I've finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a PS3 (solely for this game)!

Where is the best place to purchase a JP copy of FF13 from the US?
Apparently PlayAsia is having some kind of sale? http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...I-70-3m3l.html

Does that look like a good deal?
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Old 2010-02-04, 23:52   Link #2026
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Ya, I saw the news. Too bad for me the gameplay team won.
The merchandising department and the higher-ups executives probably lent their supports too as an excuse to sell exorbital overpriced toys :-



Odin and the others are apparently in the works.

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Guys, I've finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a PS3 (solely for this game)!

Where is the best place to purchase a JP copy of FF13 from the US?
Apparently PlayAsia is having some kind of sale? http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...I-70-3m3l.html

Does that look like a good deal?
It's a very good deal. But I should caution you about what to expect from this game given that there is a reason why the price is slashed from this title which is not even a season old.
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Old 2010-02-05, 00:48   Link #2027
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But I should caution you about what to expect from this game given that there is a reason why the price is slashed from this title which is not even a season old.
You just won't give up.

It's actually because it isn't the Japanese firstpress. You'll also notice that it has the "Asia" icon as opposed to the Japan one, and the box shot isn't from the Japanese version. You will notice that the Japanese firstpress edition sells at the same store for double the price.
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Old 2010-02-05, 01:19   Link #2028
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You just won't give up.

It's actually because it isn't the Japanese firstpress. You'll also notice that it has the "Asia" icon as opposed to the Japan one, and the box shot isn't from the Japanese version. You will notice that the Japanese firstpress edition sells at the same store for double the price.
Hmmm... I didn't notice that.
Any idea what the difference is between the Japanese regular edition and the Asian regular edition? Are there any websites I can purchase the Japanese regular edition for a reasonable price?
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Old 2010-02-05, 03:41   Link #2029
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You just won't give up.

It's actually because it isn't the Japanese firstpress. You'll also notice that it has the "Asia" icon as opposed to the Japan one, and the box shot isn't from the Japanese version. You will notice that the Japanese firstpress edition sells at the same store for double the price.
I'm just stating the popular opinion here.

And given that the title's almost a season old, you have to wonder why do they still have the first print in stocks when the publisher had pushed out the 2nd and perhaps even the 3rd batch of prints.

Finally, I have shown proof that I have purchased the game. And having played it, I believe I have the rights to say that if one keeps their expectation low, he might enjoyed for that is exactly what I've done.

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Hmmm... I didn't notice that.
Any idea what the difference is between the Japanese regular edition and the Asian regular edition? Are there any websites I can purchase the Japanese regular edition for a reasonable price?
The game is exactly the same for the Japanese domestical release and Asian regional release. What differs are the packaging, prices and DLC compatiablity. If you are tight on cash, go for the Asian reigional release.

As to the quotation of resonable prices for the title's Japanese domestical release, the game is retailing around 9000+ yen. So you can do a currency exchange rate to see if the online retailer is charging reasonably. For me I will recommend HMV Online Japan
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Old 2010-02-05, 13:57   Link #2030
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Where is the best place to purchase a JP copy of FF13 from the US?
I know these guys are located in California but the price's still $100 for the first print edition.

http://www.japanvideogames.com/Final...8601006187.htm

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if one keeps their expectation low, he might enjoyed for that is exactly what I've done.
Gameplay wise, it feels dry and tedious, the class system is a hassle when trying to do a quick heal or fireball... but at least the graphic is amazing. >_>
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Old 2010-02-05, 14:07   Link #2031
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Another FF game, great.

11 scared me from the franchise, seemed it felt like I had to force myself into beating it.

IMHO.
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Old 2010-02-05, 15:11   Link #2032
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Another FF game, great.

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scared me from the franchise, seemed it felt like I had to force myself into beating it.

IMHO.
I would be scared too since you can't really beat MMOs haha
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Old 2010-02-05, 17:03   Link #2033
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I'm just stating the popular opinion here.

And given that the title's almost a season old, you have to wonder why do they still have the first print in stocks when the publisher had pushed out the 2nd and perhaps even the 3rd batch of prints.

Finally, I have shown proof that I have purchased the game. And having played it, I believe I have the rights to say that if one keeps their expectation low, he might enjoyed for that is exactly what I've done.

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You really don't stop do you.

1. You are not stating the popular opinion. You merely reiterating the opinion of a very vocal group of Japanese critics, while others have enjoyed the game rather that argue with those people. If your version of the popular opinion was correct, then what is this?

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/227/227461/

Dengeki's readers voted FFXIII as their second greatest game. Obviously we have many people who have decided to not agree with you.

2. Why is it strange for an online importer to have extra first press issues lying around?

Playasia misjudged their demand. They're not even a first party retailer for that matter. It's not unusual at all for things to have stock lying around here and there no matter how popular something is.

3. I don't give a rats ass if you've purchased the game and played. You had the rights to say what you felt about the game. You did do that ten or so pages back? What you don't have the right to do is poop on everyone's parade. We get your point, you didn't think the game was all that great, you don't need to go around preaching it like you're some kind of evangelist. Moreover, why are you here if you didn't like it in the first place?

Leave people like me, who have enjoyed the game, and the other people, who are looking forward to the game, alone. Stop ruining it for everyone else.
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Old 2010-02-05, 17:43   Link #2034
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Hmmm, I ended up buying it for 94.99 on YesAsia.com.
The shipping was free and the game itself was ~5 USD cheaper than the other websites.

It didn't specify that it was the first print edition like the other sites though, so I guess that means I'll probably end up getting the normal edition?
Anyone order from YesAsia recently and end up with first print? ;O
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Old 2010-02-05, 22:42   Link #2035
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Anyone know if Chinese PS3 games are compatible with US PS3's? I heard they're actually putting out an official Chinese version this time, possibly with Chinese subs/menu/text + Japanese audio. If that's the case I definitely want to get that version.
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Old 2010-02-06, 01:11   Link #2036
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http://www.amazon.ca/Square-Enix-662...5&sr=8-1-fkmr1

I'm surprised on how cheap the pricing is for the 360 version of the game, especially considering it's 3 discs. I think I might order this now because I'm a little worried it might be a pricing error and that I'll miss out on savings if they fix it later.
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Old 2010-02-06, 01:17   Link #2037
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Actually, Amazon.ca has it on sale. Usually, 60 US games translates to 70 CAN, but Amazon.ca has it on 10 bucks off (highlighted with the price slashed off during search), so we getting it at US price.

Compare with, say, Videogamesplus, of which has the expected price. So yes, for canadians, its a good deal considering you can get it for free shipping, which for me is usually next day shipping despite what the label says.
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Old 2010-02-06, 04:03   Link #2038
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Anyone know if Chinese PS3 games are compatible with US PS3's? I heard they're actually putting out an official Chinese version this time, possibly with Chinese subs/menu/text + Japanese audio. If that's the case I definitely want to get that version.
There's no reasons to believe why the game will not boot when all PS3 games are region free. But you will need to wait for another season or so after the internation English release since the Chinese copies is only slated to be out around May.

Now, in a related news, here is the reason straight from SEX as to why they decide to push out the Chinese translation :-

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PS3が採用しているBlu-Rayディスクは海賊版が存在しないため、欧米や日本と同じようにゲームソフトがしっかりと売れ、アジアで 10万本を超えるタイトルがいくつも生まれつつある。今後、「FF XIII」中文化の実績を背景に大手メーカーの大型タイトルが中文化されるケースが増えてきそうで、今後の 展開が楽しみだ。違法コピーを“物理的に防ぐ”というSCEの戦略がついに実を結んだ象徴的な発表と言って 良いだろう。
http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs...05_347469.html

There you have it. A show of confidence from SEX that the PS3 is indeed the final impregnable bastion in the sea of Piracy, especially that the region of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China isn't exactly well known for their IP Protection.

But somehow the 360 crowds from the afore mention places, who absolutly refuse to adopt a PS3 for whatever reasons, see this as SEX giving them the finger.
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Old 2010-02-06, 07:16   Link #2039
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There's no reasons to believe why the game will not boot when all PS3 games are region free. But you will need to wait for another season or so after the internation English release since the Chinese copies is only slated to be out around May.
Well, getting Resonance of Fate during March anyways, so FFXIII can wait.
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Old 2010-02-06, 08:06   Link #2040
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I would be scared too since you can't really beat MMOs haha
Off topic, but FFXI is like any other FF game. There is a main storyline and a final boss to the storyline. There's plenty of stuff to do after beating the story, but that's no different than other FF games either.
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