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Leynos said:

For most of the reasons people shit on XIII they praise X. Both have a lot of the same problems from being too linear to a terrible plot and characters. Not to mention the godfucking awful Nomura art design strikes again. 

I don't think is is necessarily true at all. While both are linear, FFX offers the ability to revisit old locations, especially since there is additional stuff for you to do. FF13 you can only go back to Chapter 11 and 12 (parts of only I believe). 

While you could argue that FFX might not have a strong plot or characters, comparing that to FF13 is incredibly disingenuous. The plot in FFX is far more comprehensive, and far easier to keep track of. Story beats at least make sense, and character motivations (and their growth) do too, in part.

This is not the case in FF13. It presents a barebones story that is only fleshed out through pages and pages of encyclopedia entries. It also manages to be more difficult to follow due to the heavy use of in-game vocabulary that they somehow expect you to understand from the moment they are uttered. on top of this, most the cast are just completely flat with almost zero growth.

If you ask me, even if you consider FFX a weak entry, it's mile better in virtually every department to FF13. 



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Jade Raymond (Assassins Creed, Watchdogs) has made a new independent studio Haven Entertainment Studios and are working with Sony Playstation on a new IP. Source

Pretty cool, game will be long ways off but a new stealth action game wouldn't go amiss. But yeah after all the mishaps with publishers maybe she won't get cancelled this time xP

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Leynos said:

Uematsu I like to think is 50% responsible for how special FF used to be. I don't think he can make a bad score. The Last Story is his weakest I know of and even it's still great. The music was the only good part of X. After he left no FF soundtrack has been worth listening to.

No way. XIII soundtrack was sublime. The main battle theme so good I could never get tire of listening to.. and thats only one of the tracks.

While no Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu is a great composer.



That was mediocre



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Respectfully, nope and hard disagree What would you consider non mediocre musical scores from VG's from the last decade?



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I remember SE made a survey for the fans on a global scale asking about what they thought of FFXV demo back then. Yoko Shimomura work ranked the highest. The music got a great average of 9.3 out of 10. Her work on XV score is nothing short of amazing IMO, and according to the feedback, most people seem to agree. Modern FF game have issues for sure, but the quality of the music is not one of them. I wouldn't bother to reference some XV tracks since the matter is highly subjective.

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BraLoD said:

Why is GoW5 not winning the pool by a landslide, btw?
Only GotG contender announced up until now.

It is kind of hard to be that much hyped for a title of a game. No matter how good the previous game was :p

FFXVI full reveal took people by surprise, they showed a fair deal of the game.



Tempted to download and try FFXV Royal Edition.. I tried getting into the game (shortly after launch) but couldn't due partly due to sluggish nature of the movement and input lag. Which should be alleviated somewhat by the performance mode. I read somewhere its enhanced on PS5 - 4K/60 can anyone confirm?



Never bring up an arbitrary number. It's like Meta scores. It's a number that says literally nothing. It does not go into detail. It's just a number. You can't compare the art with a number. Hey, I can say The Ninja Warriors Arcade Soundtrack is a 10/10. Does that mean it's better than the 9.3 soundtracks? One is an arcade action game. The other is an RPG. One is to be upbeat to keep with the action. The other is to set tones and moods. Aiming for something entirely different. So even if I were to agree with a 9.3. It doesn't make Ninja Warriors better at a 10 when they aim for something entirely different. Now I can compare FFIX to FFVII in the same genre and series yes as to which one I enjoyed more. That said I would not put a number as FFIX OST is different than what FFVII is aiming for with its tone and story. Music helps tell a story. FFXV has an incomplete story and what is there, is bad. So the music can't really help tell it. It's not a very memorable OST. Like I said. No FF has had a bad OST. But none are very memorable. I can hear every FFIX track in my head. Can you remember every FFXV track in yours?

As for a number, it tells nothing about the art in analytical detail. It's a person who is saying "your opinion is invalid because a number that is someone else's opinions says so" You are not speaking yours but posting someone else's....in a simpler way that also just tells me jack shit. Don't reference the website's opinions. Speak your own.

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Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

hinch said:

Tempted to download and try FFXV Royal Edition.. I tried getting into the game (shortly after launch) but couldn't due partly due to sluggish nature of the movement and input lag. Which should be alleviated somewhat by the performance mode. I read somewhere its enhanced on PS5 - 4K/60 can anyone confirm?

On Lite mode it is it is 60 fps but I think the 4k is upscaled not native: