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A scary thought about Square-Enix's Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360

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ZenfoldorVGI said:
Stats87 said:
Luppien said:
i think you verry much overrate the ff XIII spin-offs. I think xbox users will propably look to the last renmant,star ocean or other rpgs :)

 

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is not a Spin-Off

it is just two different Director's who wanted to each make their own vision of FFXIII.

 

That's exactly right. The TC has inadvertantly owned Sony fanboys.

That said, to the casual audience, FFV13 WILL be viewed as a spinoff.

So it's a safe bet that Square gave the FFXIII name to the team they thought would do the best job.

Despite what could be the excellence of Verses, in all likelyhood it will sell very poorly compared to XIII.

 

That just shows you how important a name can be.

Also, I am not a huge KH fan, and I believe XIII to be the more traditional experience of the two games just based off assumptions. Therefore, I'm more excited about XIII, because imo, Verses has been really low profile, and there must be some reason behind that.

 

I would assume the XIII is going to be AAA. I can't make that same assumption about Verses for those same reasons. I can't go into more detail if you'd like.

The casual audience and oh... 90% of the "hardcore" audience. This is the very first thread i've seen on this site that hasn't called V13 a spinoff.

Everyone was fine calling it a spinoff.... until Sony lost FF13.  Go figure.  Wonder if it gets announced for 360 if people will go back to calling it "just a spinoff."



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The only thing MS needs to worry about, is quality. If this game is going to be a system seller. If it's better on the PS3, it will sell a lot more PS3's then 360's.

If MS didn't pay a fortune for this title, then it still a huge win for them, but depending on what the product will be, it might not change the landscape as much as they hoped.



Was Kingdom Hearts a posion pill for the PS2 because the spin off was for GBA? Where the PS2 FF spin offs any good? No on both counts. I wouldn't worry, buying it on 360 will be fine if you so choose.



Diomedes1976 said:
Another thing is that if the game isnt dumbed down it can come in a neat 50Gb Blu Ray ...and the X360 version be a 7 disc thing more expensive and with worse controls(the DS3 pad is better ).....the 360 may have bitten more than it can chew this time.

 

 

I would normally have agreed with you... it is the same with every game... except... It's widely acknowledge and hyped that Versus will be better than the core FF XIII. More over, there is a chance that Versus might come out before the Core since it is only now that they will begin work on the Xbox version.

I realise they said it was gonna be a port of the PS3 version but even with that in mind, there will be a lot of work to adapt a gave designed for such a different architecture as the CELL vs the tri-core Xenon. We all know how badly a port can be when Valve made by far the worst PS3 game in Half-life.

SE will likely not allow the Xbox port to be as bad as Valve did and as such, I believe they will take all the time necessery to perfect the game so that it is relatively close in quality than the PS3 version.

Since the FF XIII is less than a year away from release in Japan, I would say it would be safe to assume that Versus will not be very far away.

 



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shams said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
@Fei-Hung and others: FFXIII could be released at its full potential on XB360 too so to push RRoD vulnerable units beyond their thermal limits and brick them, for example.

People are really finding creative ways to convince themselves that FFXIII on the 360 "isn't that bad...".

Maybe Sony should release Resistance, LBP & GT5 on the 360?

...

The reality is that this announcement by SQE may mark the flood of exclusives becoming non-exclusives for both consoles. In the end, all 3rd-party titles will either come to both HD consoles (or the Wii) - or titles will need to IPs owned by the platform holder (or have huge amounts of money exchange hands).

 

Ahem, I like to be sarcastic about MS legendary reliability , but I don't need to reassure myself in any way, sales will tell us the effect of MS' remarkable (here I'm not sarcastic, if they had a role in SE decision it's a good move) achievement.

About exclusives becoming less and less, I already agreed in previous msgs in other threads, as neither of the two HD consoles has a great share, hardcore games generally need both to thrive.

 



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Shoestar said:

I would normally have agreed with you... it is the same with every game... except... It's widely acknowledge and hyped that Versus will be better than the core FF XIII. More over, there is a chance that Versus might come out before the Core since it is only now that they will begin work on the Xbox version.

 

Where is that acknowlegded? We got pretty much nothing from FFVSXIII compared to FFXIII. FFVSXIII is behind in development compared to FFXIII and will stray a lot from the typical FFs, bot in flair and combat. Also FFXIII looks better than it´spin-off, as FFvsXIII seems plagued by Nomura´s emo-sickness.

I bet the xbox360 version won´t take long because FFXIII is developed on PC, actually that´s why most of the translating team concentrates on the PS3 version because they know how long it will take.



the PS3 version will be better than the 360 version and we get Versus exclusively dont we



One is called Final Fantasy XIII. The other is called Final Fantasy XIII Versus. No matter what you think, the majority of the audience will *perceive* it is a spin-off. Spin offs are never *perceived* as better than their original namesakes. Unless you can make an argument otherwise for how the general population will perceive the game, this whole argument is moot.

Also, Seeing as there's this whole "complete experience" debate going on. Please tell me how much more GTA IV sold on the 360 strictly because of it's DLC or how much more Fallout 3 is going to sell on the 360 strictly because of it's exclusive DLC. I mean, come on, the PS3 doesn't have the "complete experience" so it must be a huge factor right?