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Boba Rhett
02-24-2005, 05:01 PM
Hironobu Sakaguchi will be developing RPGs for the next Xbox! This is big. BIG.

Linky (http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2005/2/24-56)

ZBomber
02-24-2005, 05:08 PM
Well, this is pretty big. :| Does that mean their won't be anymore Final Fantasies outside of Microsoft consoles?

BTW - 10,000 posts. Yay? :rolleyes:

Joetheeskimo
02-24-2005, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
BTW - 10,000 posts. Yay? :rolleyes:

Yay! :bounce1:

:D Pretty cool, anyway. Not that I'm a big fan of FF, but I am a fan of XBox.

lukeiamyourdad
02-24-2005, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Well, this is pretty big. :| Does that mean their won't be anymore Final Fantasies outside of Microsoft consoles?


I don't think so. He's only there to oversee some X Box RPG projects.

It doesn't mean the FF serie will go from Sony to X Box.

RoxStar
02-24-2005, 06:08 PM
Isn't the Final Fantasy franchise owned by SquarEnix?

lukeiamyourdad
02-24-2005, 06:16 PM
It is. It still is and probably will always be.

ET Warrior
02-24-2005, 07:33 PM
2 words: **** yeah!.




Seriously though, that's the only thing that makes me wish for a PS2, is the abundance of RPG's on it...but if Xbox / Xbox 2 will have a plethora of good RPG's, then I am SET! WOOOOO!

lukeiamyourdad
02-24-2005, 07:36 PM
There's only two planned for now involving Hironobu Sakaguchi. I don't think we'll see as many RPGs on the X Box as on the PS2. Besides, they spam so many RPGs, most of them end up being very generic anime RPG.

Taking that road is not that great an idea.

ET Warrior
02-24-2005, 07:37 PM
Unless you're a total RPG junkie like me. SEriously, I'll play bad RPG's all the way through just so I can make my character max leveled......

I have a problem ;_;

BongoBob
02-24-2005, 07:53 PM
Muy excellente :D

I really can't wait for the next xbox. I mean, obviously some awsome rpgs and halo 3 of course XD

LightNinja
02-24-2005, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by BongoBob
Muy excellente :D
o.O xD, muy excelente sounds wierd (just 'excelente') but is well said (if im not wrong :S). Argh, ill have to start thinking about buying XBox cuz my little GC is in a dark corner (im just waiting for zelda :/)

ET Warrior
02-24-2005, 10:23 PM
muy excellente = very excellent.


:)

Rogue15
02-24-2005, 10:37 PM
hey congrats z. XP

sounds cool....tho i haven't touched those 'rpg' for a while. galaxies and deus ex are owning me right now. XD

El Sitherino
02-24-2005, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
muy excellente = very excellent.


:) I think someone from Spain would know that. :p

On-topic: SWEET! I think.... I really have no opinion on this actually.

Astrotoy7
02-25-2005, 12:34 AM
NOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!

look at all you xbox monkeys rubbin your hands in glee !ugh! :(

As the resident LF Final Fantician I have to say that I am bitterly disappointed. Now to stay in touch with my beloved FF I will now have to a buy a microsoft console that has the letter "X" in it :(

damn you Sakaguchi, sellin your scrawny ass to Bill Gates :p

well, every ho has their price I guess :(

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-25-2005, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
As the residnet LF Final Fantician I have to say that I am bitterly disappointed. Now to stay in touch with my beloved FF I will now have to a buy a microsoft console that has the letter "X" in it :( I take it they don't teach the concept of ownership and reading in Ozland. :p

It was previously said he's supervising RPG developement, and Square is the holder of the rights to Final Fantasy.

Astrotoy7
02-25-2005, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
I take it they don't teach the concept of ownership and reading in Ozland. :p

It was previously said he's supervising RPG developement, and Square is the holder of the rights to Final Fantasy.

so, the XB is getting a non-square, non FF RPG, which sakaguchi is developing.... bah ! good luck to 'em then :p

*hugs awesome 99% complete FF game collection*

mtfbwya

Boba Rhett
02-25-2005, 08:47 AM
*sprays Astro down with anti infanboyatory foam* :xp:

TiE23
02-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
*sprays Astro down with anti infanboyatory foam* :xp: *Throws match into foam, lights me, Astro, Rhett, and all of the internet on fire*
Kekekek

TiE

Astrotoy7
02-25-2005, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
*Throws match into foam, lights me, Astro, Rhett, and all of the internet on fire*
Kekekek

TiE

If you mean set me, you and Rhett on fire metaphorically, that's very homoerotic of you TiE... :( :p

*puts on sailor's outfit* ;)

mtfbwya

BongoBob
02-26-2005, 02:55 AM
Astro, you never cease to creep the hell out of us all :xp:

GothiX
02-26-2005, 03:09 AM
I wonder how much of that collection would exist of pr0n.

Astrotoy7
02-26-2005, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by GothiX
I wonder how much of that collection would exist of pr0n.

hey no fair ! everytime I say I have a collection of something, its always you who seem to say its pRon :( I have no such thing !!!


hides Yuna + Rikku + Paine Hentai....... :(

:p

mtfbwya

BongoBob
02-26-2005, 03:18 AM
Well, I would guess about 98.9 percent of his 99 percent collection is pr0n.

Mike Windu
02-26-2005, 10:08 AM
he has it, he knows he has it.

I've seen it. >_> It's not pretty. Cloud + Squall pr0n

Astrotoy7
02-26-2005, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by BongoBob
Well, I would guess about 98.9 percent of his 99 percent collection is pr0n.

Bah ! I was talking about FF games
I have all of them(to my knoweldge) except one of he original gameboy games, and FFXI.

Mike, I know you got KH Hentai, lilke Mickey and Donald :( You sick little man :p

mtfbwya

Vikinor
02-26-2005, 09:33 PM
What exactly is pr0n? And if Final Fantasy goes to XBox who cares? To me it's an overrated sereis. There are WAY too many Final Fantasies. If it is called Final Fantasy have a FINAL one by now jeez!

ET Warrior
02-27-2005, 12:09 AM
Pr0n be the way us internet geeks refer to porn. :)

El Sitherino
02-27-2005, 12:14 AM
Pffft, pansies.

Originally posted by VikingLarz
If it is called Final Fantasy have a FINAL one by now jeez!
Because they're all different fantasies. Thus they are the final ones of their chapter. :)

You kids and your ignorance. :)

Vikinor
02-27-2005, 12:36 PM
Well why not just say porn instead of pr0n? And well if it's the final chapter in different fantasies how do you know what is going on then?

Astrotoy7
02-27-2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Pffft, pansies.


Because they're all different fantasies. Thus they are the final ones of their chapter. :)

You kids and your ignorance. :)

Silly Sithy, you speak as if you actually know what you're on about :p

Final Fantasy X has a sequel for example(FFX-2), and many of the FF games have similar themes, including creatures(Moogles!!) and vehicles. Theyre moreso like spinoffs of each other rather than seperate entities. The upcoming FFXII actually shares a common location with the Final Fantasy Tactics series, which is unprecedented, for three separate games to have that type of overlap :D

But of course, the main reason they are called "Final Fantasy" is related to marketing reasons, and sentimental reasons. As many here would know, FF was producer Sakaguchi's last effort to produce a successful game for the NES back in the day. After having a couple of unsuccessful efforts at creating a fantasy genre game, he was allowed to try "one final fantasy" game before he lost his contract.... his team created FF1 and history was made...

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-27-2005, 01:04 PM
Spinoffs = different stories. Booya.

Mex
02-27-2005, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
so, the XB is getting a non-square, non FF RPG


Thank god! :D

Vikinor
02-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Oh yea I forgot about the Moogle's. They are my little buddies! And I remember reading about how that company was about to go bankrupt but then FF was released and they struck gold.

Mike Windu
02-27-2005, 08:27 PM
No KH Hentai for me :xp:

I've seen those dirty FF piccies of yours Astro...

Anyway, like Astro said, the reasoning behind Final Fantasy's name is due to Square's last ditch attempt to make an rpg before they went under.

As you can see, they didn't go under.


How come nobody listens to my damn explanations, but Astro's...I've already explained the name more than once...

Mike > Astro :p

Vikinor
02-27-2005, 08:32 PM
Obviously. Now they are an overrated sereis that is abusing the title with so many games.

Mike Windu
02-27-2005, 08:43 PM
:rolleyes:

Abusing the title?

El Sitherino
02-27-2005, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
Obviously. Now they are an overrated sereis that is abusing the title with so many games. Have you even played the games?

Astrotoy7
02-27-2005, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Have you even played the games?

he knows what Moogles are ! Thats good enough !! a FF game would not be complete without a Moogle !

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-27-2005, 11:43 PM
pfffft... Anyone could google the moogle.

Vikinor
02-28-2005, 09:06 AM
Yea I played FFX one. All the others sucked. Including the second one FFX-2 that one is just stupid. The online one after that was pretty good, but all the ones before 10 werent that good. And the one coming out what is it? I think its number 12 that one looks pretty good. I am just tired of ALL these Final Fantasy games.

Mike Windu
02-28-2005, 04:52 PM
Yeah man I feel ya. Because all these damn Final Fantasy games are so alike...

It's an atrocity. They're milking us for our money. So what if they have a completely brand new story that has no relation to the last Final Fantasy?

WHERE'S THE CONTINUITY I ASK YOU!

:dozey:

Vikinor
02-28-2005, 04:57 PM
EXACTLY. You feeling drowsy there?

TK-8252
02-28-2005, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
EXACTLY. You feeling drowsy there?

Can you not recognize sarcasm?

Vikinor
02-28-2005, 05:53 PM
Yes I can. Can you recognize going along with sarcasm?

El Sitherino
02-28-2005, 05:57 PM
Okay, this isn't fun anymore.

TK-8252
02-28-2005, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
Yes I can. Can you recognize going along with sarcasm?

Yeah. I was just testing you. ^_^

Vikinor
02-28-2005, 06:01 PM
Who said it was ever fun? OK. We are going off topic. I don't really think that the creator of FF is going to make a lot of GOOD games of FF for the XBox.

Oh I was being tested? Now I feel like a lab animal :(

El Sitherino
02-28-2005, 06:11 PM
... WHY DO YOU NOT READ?!?!

He's not making Final Fantasy games for the xbox. He's overseeing production of RPG's for the xbox. -_-

Vikinor
02-28-2005, 06:57 PM
Oh well I must have lost the EXACT topic with all the arguements.

Astrotoy7
03-01-2005, 12:48 AM
yep, its larz alright :p

mtfbwya

Vikinor
03-01-2005, 11:16 AM
NO. Now I am going to be a nice swe.

jokemaster
03-05-2005, 11:21 PM
Since I'm a fan of all consoles, I don't care as long as he's still making games.

*lights microsoft on fire*

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 12:58 AM
You said your a fan of ALL consoles. Microsoft has the XBox which is a console.

jokemaster
03-06-2005, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
You said your a fan of ALL consoles. Microsoft has the XBox which is a console.

I know, I'm burning it down cause my internet explorer kept freezing up while I was trying to post that.

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 01:22 AM
Ah. Microsoft should take their money from XBox and use it to make a better browser.

jokemaster
03-06-2005, 12:10 PM
Actually they LOSE money for every xbox they sell, they make it back with mass numbers, the games, and the peripherals.

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 12:26 PM
I know that. I meant the money from the games. My mistake.

Rogue Nine
03-06-2005, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
Yea I played FFX one. All the others sucked. Including the second one FFX-2 that one is just stupid. The online one after that was pretty good, but all the ones before 10 werent that good. And the one coming out what is it? I think its number 12 that one looks pretty good. I am just tired of ALL these Final Fantasy games.

You, sir, have absolutely no taste whatsoever in role-playing games. Unless you come up with a substantiative argument as to why you believe all the others sucked and not just some stupid post-count boosting one-liner, you are warned to stop being such an ignorant troll.

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 06:09 PM
I just didn't get into the previous ones before FFX. I think it was because I played the previous ones while FFX was just released and that one seemed so much better than the older ones, but FFX-2 was just dumb. An ignorant troll? ouch :(

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 06:19 PM
Final Fantasy I and II > all.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 07:23 PM
Final Fantasy II is a whore :(

Seriously though, how come my fourth party member has to change so freakin much, I train them to be all tough and awesome, AND THEN THEY GET REPLACED!!!!! ;_;

I think it was because I played the previous ones while FFX was just released and that one seemed so much better than the older ones, but FFX-2 was just dumb.

And just what was wrong with them? Their lack of dazzling 3D graphics? Well that's what happens in old games. The quality of the game and the enjoyment value is actually very high if you're not too closed minded to look beyond graphics. :dozey:

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Final Fantasy II is a whore :(

Seriously though, how come my fourth party member has to change so freakin much, I train them to be all tough and awesome, AND THEN THEY GET REPLACED!!!!! ;_;

I liked it, I enjoyed the challenges that kept coming up. *shrugs*
I'm a challenge whore.

A lot of the older games are better than the newer ones. I still stand by saying Super Mario Brothers World is one of the best games ever. It's replayability is incredible even after all these years.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 08:25 PM
It doesn't bother me that it's a challenge, I just feel so sad when I lose a character who I spent so much time on :(

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 08:37 PM
No I am just saying that when I played the early FF's they just couldn't compete against FFX.

Boba Rhett
03-06-2005, 08:45 PM
That's just like how Pacman can't compete with Half Life 2.

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
No I am just saying that when I played the early FF's they just couldn't compete against FFX. How so? Gameplay? Graphics? What made them seem crap to you?

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 09:05 PM
Once you play the newer stuff with better graphics 1st and then you play the older ones it just doesn't seem as good. Now if I had played those 1st I would say they were alright.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 10:20 PM
Only if you approach it with a mindset that better graphics == better game.

legameboy
03-06-2005, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
That's just like how Pacman can't compete with Half Life 2.

What makes you think that? :p

Just kidding... maybe.

Boba Rhett
03-06-2005, 11:37 PM
Don't worry, I was just being sarcastic. ;)

jokemaster
03-06-2005, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
I liked it, I enjoyed the challenges that kept coming up. *shrugs*
I'm a challenge whore.

A lot of the older games are better than the newer ones. I still stand by saying Super Mario Brothers World is one of the best games ever. It's replayability is incredible even after all these years.
It's Super Mario World, not Super Mario Brothers World


And Viking, I disagre, let's compare Deus EX: Invisible War and Deus Ex, or THief 3 and the original. I'm not gonna argue over this certain example, I don't know, I have only played X, X-2, and VIII, but I'm saying the rule isn't universal.

Mike Windu
03-07-2005, 02:01 AM
That's like saying Jedi Academy is better than Pokemon.



What?

Astrotoy7
03-07-2005, 03:42 AM
*giggles*

I can tell you are all Final Fantasy n00bs...(except Niner of course...)

a *real* final fantasy argument that starts flame wars across the seven seas is whether FF VI > FFIII... :p

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
03-07-2005, 09:40 AM
Or perhaps I just enjoy the first 2 Final Fantasy's because they were the most fun to me.

ET Warrior
03-07-2005, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
*giggles*

I can tell you are all Final Fantasy n00bs...(except Niner of course...)

You may not be able to see from all the way up there on your high horse, but I'm giving you the finger right now :xp:

Rogue Nine
03-07-2005, 05:32 PM
Heh, not my fault I've played all of them at least twice through, with the notable exception of FFXI, which I don't really consider to be a true FF. Stupid Square Enix.

jokemaster
03-07-2005, 06:33 PM
*Bands all of LF together in the form of a giant hand giving Astro the finger*