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Xen said:
reviniente said:
Xen said:
reviniente said:
Xen said:
Carl2291 said:
Because it was the worst Final Fantasy of its generation.

I thought you were an electrician, not a stand-up comedian? With that, you should definetely go for the latter! ;)

I haven't heard of much hate for the game and recently got a good friend to start playing it. He always comes to me for advice - I finished it 3 times.

It's, IMO, easily the best FF of its generation. In all aspects but ARGUABLY story+characters (its own aren't good - but perhaps brilliant if you read a certain theory) and ARGUABLY music (FF IX's OST is the best one among all FF's) , it exceeds and supercedes the competition.

Squalls' douchbaggery and suckage can also be attributed to the localization - if you believe the internet, then Squall in the Japanese original version of the game is far. far, different. I'm gonna get the Japanese version eventually and see for myself. Because I fucking love FF VIII ;)

He's spanking right! FFVIII has the most ponderous story in the FF universe: everybody knew each other but they all forgot? C'mon! And don't get me started with the characters; they had less charisma than Col Gaddafi. The only things I liked were the music and the gunblade.

Like I said in another thread, an RPG that relegates story to a second place ought to be something else.

http://squallsdead.com/

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Thanks for the link; very interesting read. I went through it several times and found his analysis had a very engaging, albeit selective logic; something akin to finding a very specific lock that will be opened by a key.

'Everything fits together in an elaborate but perfectly designed puzzle. Everything connects and everything is related. And yet it still seems absolutely ridiculous.'

I must say that I gained a new perspective and appreciation of the FFVIII lore, but in the end, I reached the same conclusion as the author. It renewed my belief that, if anything, the storytelling is fundamentally flawed.

'I choose to believe that this is how the game was intended to be understood because, to me, the game makes no sense otherwise.'

That makes two of us. If SE ever musters the courage to release a remastered version, I would play it again, though.

I've imported the Japanese version to play it without anything being able to be lost in translation, of which the internetz say there could be lots. Squall's whole character, for example. I just need to brush up my reading skills now (they suck).

I'm inclined to believe it only because THEN it makes sense. So fuck, until I play otherwise, this is it!

This is one the resins I will not play FFXIII in English the English version pals in comparison to the original Japanese Version. I all so have all FF game from FFIV-FFXII in Japanese Versions. hope will enjoy it more in Japanese   



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^FF XIII can not be saved in any language. That game will be a piece of crap even in Latin (which they apparently speak in heaven, or so I heard :P ).
If only mistranslation was its only problem, if only.



hikaruchan said:
Xen said:

I've imported the Japanese version to play it without anything being able to be lost in translation, of which the internetz say there could be lots. Squall's whole character, for example. I just need to brush up my reading skills now (they suck).

I'm inclined to believe it only because THEN it makes sense. So fuck, until I play otherwise, this is it!

This is one the resins I will not play FFXIII in English the English version pals in comparison to the original Japanese Version. I all so have all FF game from FFIV-FFXII in Japanese Versions. hope will enjoy it more in Japanese   

No doubt about it; few cultural items (Masters of the Universe comes to mind) are enjoyed better translated than in their original language, however, I don't think FFVIII's problem is language related. It's narrative definetively lacks focus and coherence.



Xen said:
^FF XIII can not be saved in any language. That game will be a piece of crap even in Latin (which they apparently speak in heaven, or so I heard :P ).
If only mistranslation was its only problem, if only.

I understand your feelings on FFXIII.but the Translation was tenable to the point were  several characters personalities were damaged not to mention the crap that was the English version soundtrack. I as many know loved it but thats just me^^ and I do hope you like FFVIII in Japanese^^   



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