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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 05:11:04 AM »
Final Fantasy XIII character progression system explained

Though the effeminate hairstyles have managed to stay in tact as the Final Fantasy franchise has evolved, one element seems to change from game to game: The character progression system. From Materia to Guardian Forces to the Sphere Grid and plain ol' leveling up, the series has introduced some novel forms of strengthening your characters. It sounds like Final Fantasy XIII will be no different -- according to the latest issue of Shonen Jump, the RPG introduces a new progression system called "Crystalium."

Andriasang laid out the gist of how the system operates -- instead of gaining experience from battles, players earn "Crystal Points," which they can then spend on new abilities and stat boosts which are arranged on a circular chart. As you progress down one of the chart's specialization trees, you unlock stronger abilities; Fire leads to Fira, and so on. Sounds a lot like the aforementioned Sphere Grid -- but we suppose we'll have to wait until we get our hands on the game before we can make a more insightful assessment.


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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009, 04:28:55 PM »
I'm going to buy FFXIII.

I like some turn-based RPGs.  ChronoCross is still in my Top 10 all-time games.  I play it at least once every 2 years.  I cannot say the same for FFVII.

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2009, 04:30:49 PM »
7 was my all-time favourite until i played 12. So much better, no random battles breaking up the gameplay. Took me 145 hours to complete everything FF7 only took 90hours to do everything.

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 02:37:21 PM »
Square-Enix is lining up an announcement regarding Final Fantasy XIII on November 13th.
The news came thanks to FinalFantasyXIII.net, which realised Square-Enix's "A Henchmen Inventor Tent Unto" tease was an anagram that meant "Announcement Nov Thirteenth."

So the only thing left to do now is speculate exactly what the announcement will be. Anyone have a gut feeling on this one?

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 08:13:24 AM »
Cloud will arrive half way through the game riding ruby weapon with his hand up Squall doing a ventriloquist act.

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2009, 08:03:03 PM »
Cloud will arrive half way through the game riding ruby weapon with his hand up Squall doing a ventriloquist act.
 

Either that or a definate release date ;)
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 04:59:33 AM »
I suppose your idea is more logical, it's nice when they hint at other games in the series. I had a wet daydream when Cloud and Squall were mentioned in FF9. GEEK ALERT

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 08:19:52 AM »
Square has revealed two new character classes for next year's MMO venture Final Fantasy XIV; Gladiators and Pugilists.

The Gladiators are "expert swordsmen, known for their battle prowess with blades of all designs," according to the official site. "They favour combat at close range, where they masterfully execute a deadly array of hacks and slashes."
Pugilists are more about close-quarters, hand-to-hand combat. "Some have become so adept at this manoeuvring that that they are able to negate the reach advantages of even the longest blade or spear," it says, showing off range of knuckle duster-like weapons. They're thugs, basically
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2009, 08:27:22 AM »
GLADIATOR'S READY!!!!!




couldn't resist, sorry  ;D


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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2009, 10:16:10 AM »
 :D lmao


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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2009, 11:16:19 AM »
 :D very funny
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2009, 01:18:15 PM »
Final Fantasy XIII launches March 9, 2010 on 360 & PS3

Final Fantasy XIII will launch in North America and Europe on March 9, 2010, just a few months after it debuts in Japan and nearly four years after it was originally announced. Since that time, Square Enix's flagship role-playing game has become a multiplatform project -- the English version will debut on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 simultaneously -- as well as the first part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series. It's also no longer the highest-numbered Final Fantasy game.

"We know that our fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installation of the franchise -- FINAL FANTASY XIII will exceed all expectations," said John Yamamoto, president, chief executive officer and official title shouter of Square Enix, Inc. "Coming simultaneously to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for the first time, FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available to all players who are looking for the most immersive gaming experience of 2010."

And you'll have to look -- we hear Q1 2010 is already swamped with immersive gaming experiences. That's not a complaint!


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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 02:42:17 AM »
I have no idea what you lot are on about here. ???

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2009, 07:26:21 AM »
'tis a veritable geek fest

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Re: Final Fantasy XIII
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 10:56:11 AM »
GEEK SQUEEK!


 

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