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Are you older guys still interested in the ff?

Posted: 6th February 2018 22:22

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I'm going to try to keep this concise if I can.

Started on Final Fantasy for the NES, subsequently played the SNES ones available to me in the US. I didn't mess with II, III or V for these reasons until I was older and they were available. FF, IV and VI were huge for me as a gamer. VII was really impressive too on levels that even VI couldn't accomplish, but I was getting a little older and less impressionable. VIII was the black sheep of the series at that point, to me and to a lot of others, but I found reasons to like it. IX, despite going back to some of the traits I enjoyed... I just somehow got bored with. I haven't finished it to this day and I fully realize it deserves a replay (that I need to get to).

Then came X on PS2. I was thrilled about it. Then I learned to hate both Tidus and Blitzball, but it still had enough else going for it that I was super interested. At the time, the US release was cut in ways that majorly took away from gameplay and between Tidus, that and some other aspects I couldn't stand... I quit the game and FF as a series. I did mess with XI for a while but decided that MMOs are just not for me.

After this point many games were released, some with positive reviews... I've heard glowing acclaim of X since it was re-released but I just never had any interest in the "newer" FF games. I skipped all of them, but I also went back to my favorites and either messed with them or replayed them. So finally XV comes out after all of these years and I decided I'd give the franchise another chance and Hell, why not even play it on console? Got a PS4, got FFXV and I went in with a good attitude and I really enjoyed the experience as a whole. Glad I went through with it.

The TL;DR version, the franchise has it's ups and downs and where those changes occur tend to be wildly varied from one player experience to another.
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Posted: 16th March 2018 15:47

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I am but Tanka, Heart Attack Man, and Zipperman hijacked the series and almost destroyed the company.

Zipperman with his mishandling of trying to force us to like Lighting but making game trying to ram her down our throats of someone no one really liked. Heís only there because of his past successes with FF7, and Kingdom Hearts. With the remake of FF7 looking like heís again doing what he did with FFXV they need to remove him from the remake project. His ideas are not what the consumers wants and every news about what he wants to do with the remake has been frowned upon.

Tanka who created the Everquest clone FF11 and FFXIV which literally penalized you for playing the game had to be kicked out the door and the entire game remade. Square did something right by kicking him out the door like the Square CEO who made all major decisions with the advice from a fortune teller.

Heart Attack Man. Literally the devil. The first to hijack the series and inserted his failed world from Vagrant Story which didnít sell and no one liked except the critics. Yes he made the gem FFT but he also divided the staff when he took over FF12 and pitted his team from Quest which was bought by Square against the original Final Fantasy team. And tried to promote a character worse then Lightning, Vann. Thankfully he had a heart attack and left. He also recently announced his Ivalace world is no longer apart of final fantasy and is apart of his failed Kickstarter series in which he screwed people out of his money.

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Posted: 17th March 2018 18:08

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I am but Tanka, Heart Attack Man, and Zipperman hijacked the series and almost destroyed the company.

Zipperman with his mishandling of trying to force us to like Lighting but making game trying to ram her down our throats of someone no one really liked. Heís only there because of his past successes with FF7, and Kingdom Hearts. With the remake of FF7 looking like heís again doing what he did with FFXV they need to remove him from the remake project. His ideas are not what the consumers wants and every news about what he wants to do with the remake has been frowned upon.

Tanka who created the Everquest clone FF11 and FFXIV which literally penalized you for playing the game had to be kicked out the door and the entire game remade. Square did something right by kicking him out the door like the Square CEO who made all major decisions with the advice from a fortune teller.

Heart Attack Man. Literally the devil. The first to hijack the series and inserted his failed world from Vagrant Story which didnít sell and no one liked except the critics. Yes he made the gem FFT but he also divided the staff when he took over FF12 and pitted his team from Quest which was bought by Square against the original Final Fantasy team. And tried to promote a character worse then Lightning, Vann. Thankfully he had a heart attack and left. He also recently announced his Ivalace world is no longer apart of final fantasy and is apart of his failed Kickstarter series in which he screwed people out of his money.

Okay I can figure out that Zipperman is Tetsuya Nomura, but who are the other two?

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Posted: 18th March 2018 20:25

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 17th March 2018 12:08)

Okay I can figure out that Zipperman is Tetsuya Nomura, but who are the other two?

"Tanka" is Hiromichi Tanaka, who was lead on FFXI for a while, and apparently was also lead on the first iteration of FFXIV. I quite liked FFXI, but I seem to recall fans griping about some of the decisions Tanaka made regarding that game. It's been long enough since then that I don't remember the details, just that Tanaka got a lot of flak.
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Posted: 9th April 2018 14:34

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I am 32 and I play the early FF's and XIV. Honestly, I don't care much for combat that isn't turn based. It saddens me that games will never be pixelated again.
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