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kye
post Dec 6 2007, 06:43 PM
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Exactly what the topic says. I have just got the game, Its been out a long time I regret not getting it but ive been very busy. I don't know what to expect at all, the last FF I played was X and I have played all previous games and loved each one in its own right. It will be here at 9AM tomorrow morning (ordered online).

Is 12 good? live up to the FF name? Long? story etc etc? All i know are a few character names and the basic plot outline.

Please don't spoil things for me, I like to play through with all surprises in tact biggrin.gif

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post Dec 6 2007, 07:44 PM
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Well, I know there's some mixed feelings about whether FFXII is good or not. From what I've read here, many people really liked it, but others will tell you it was disappointing and not worth the long years we've waited for it. And some say it's the worst FF out there. However, whether it's good or not will be up to you. I will tell you that I love it, though, and it is probably my favorite FF, along with FFIX, of all time.

The game is long; without a doubt this has to be the longest FF yet. I don't quite remember exactly how many hours it takes to complete the story, but it might've taken me anywhere from 70-80 hours (but I did a few side quests along the way).

So all you know is a few character names and the basic plot outline... that's probably a good thing. I think the less you know, the better. While playing through it, just keep in mind that the story will have a different feel to it compared to past FF stories (this time, the story is more event-driven rather than character-driven). Anyway, good luck with the game, and I hope you enjoy it.
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post Dec 6 2007, 08:01 PM
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I thoroughly enjoyed the game as a technical showpiece, the gameplay is far and away superior to past systems, which in all honesty really began to piss me off. The story is...thinner, i dunno but i think for fans what was annoying was the lack of substantial character development. It had a decent story imo just a bit dissapointing. But as Ethereal Blade mentioned, the content is insane, the story itself should take like 60 hours and tbh the side-quests equate to more.


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post Dec 6 2007, 10:57 PM
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The gameplay is very good IMO. The music is good but not as good as Nobuo's. The story is interesting but thin. The length is good and there is a lot to get out of the game.

My second equal favourite FF.


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post Dec 7 2007, 07:02 PM
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It's a good game.

The whole new style of it is very interesting to work out. The Gambit system is an excellent new combat system. The graphics are at the usual great FF standard. As steiner says, the music is not as good as Uematsu's, but it's still good.

Not my favourite Final Fantasy, but it's one that I wouldn't mind replaying.


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post Dec 10 2007, 04:47 PM
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Well, I'm about 3 hours into the game now. [spoiler] I just went down into the palace sewer after Kytes unlocked the gate. It seems now the story gets interesting tongue.gif[/spoiler] I was kinda getting worried and bored running around desert environments so early on.

Im starting to get used to the battle system, im kind neutral to liking it. Its ok, not good, not bad imo.

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post Dec 10 2007, 05:56 PM
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^You havnt got gambits though yet. And gambits make the battling more fun IMO.


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post Dec 10 2007, 06:44 PM
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Yeah, the gambits add tons to the depth of the battle system.


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post Dec 11 2007, 10:06 AM
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Yeah, you won't have to keep hitting the attack command. I loved that aspect and other monotonous things that in previous FF's you had to redo over and over you will be able to set them up as you wish.


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post Dec 11 2007, 03:11 PM
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Yes it's definately good, and when I first played through I personally loved FF12. Enjoy!

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post Dec 11 2007, 03:13 PM
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i'll say its good when you get into it and get some summons and weapons but near the beginning and end i think its boring


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post Dec 20 2007, 03:49 PM
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My personal opinion is that Final Fantasy 12 is one of the best I've played!
I think its right up there with X and VII(VII being the best!)

but everyone is right,though, wait til u get gambits and summons, the battle system gets alot better after that biggrin.gif
i haven't finished the game yet but i'm 45-50 hours into it and i'm loving every second of it!!!!!!!!
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post Dec 20 2007, 06:07 PM
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Is 12 good? live up to the FF name?


IMO, it is not that great...BUT, it diffenantly deserves a one time play through. It is a FF after all, and every FF deserves to be played atleast once! happy.gif Once you play through, you will make your own decision if it is good or not.

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Long? story etc etc?


It wasn't as long as X or VII, but that could be because I lost the desire to get 100%, to where as other FF's I wanted to get the perfect game. The story is alright....really good at the beginning, but to me, it seems to lack something towards the end.

Overall....Just Play it! Then give us your opinions tongue.gif


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post Dec 22 2007, 04:15 PM
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This game is now a greatest hit. Which costs better with its 25 bucks or so in Canada. It must cost around 18 bucks in the USAs, right?


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post Dec 24 2007, 09:14 PM
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I saw it at gamestop for like $20...used was $10....needless to say, I was a little upset I spent the $55 on it and had it reserved, but hey...live and learn right? xD


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post Dec 24 2007, 10:25 PM
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I thought it was quite captivating. Wasn't keen on it at first, but as I progressed it became more interesting. The gambits add structure and depth to a battle system that I didn't like a first. The summonings aren't as good as I anticipated. A disappointment in its own right. The story isn't as good as it could be. I preferred FFX's storyline. Overall, a worthy game. Enjoyable most of the parts. Definitely one of the best PS2 games I own biggrin.gif

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post Dec 25 2007, 01:14 AM
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I hated the game my 1st time through. I have just started replaying it now for a 2nd time, and loving it.

Because it is so different from the earlier titles, I think I need time to adapt to the new style of play. Overall, the game is good. I just don't feel a connection to the cast unlike in the other games.


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post Dec 26 2007, 10:58 PM
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You're supposed to ask people's opinions before buying it. Now that you've got it, play it!
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post Dec 27 2007, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(lithorose @ Dec 26 2007, 06:58 PM) *

You're supposed to ask people's opinions before buying it. Now that you've got it, play it!


Nay. I'd never do that. I'd rent the game first then buy it if I like it. Or I'd read meany reviews... Though, asking advices on forums is not always the best choice.


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post Dec 29 2007, 02:34 AM
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Renting and reading reviews works too. But my point was only that if you already have the game, just find out for yourself.

(And being an FF12 site, what are the chances of anyone telling you NOT to play it?biggrin.gif)
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