Same. I did as many side quests as I could before leaving for Altissia (and reaching Cape Caem unlocks a flood of 'em all over). But now I'm there and overlevelled as all get-out.
Most of my saved photos are of Gladiolus, naturally. I've shared a bunch to my Twitter.
Also, since it's now Sunday here… HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY, FINAL FANTASY!!! Next year's gonna be a big deal, particularly if certain rumours carry any weight…!
I found FFXV to be even more disappointing than XIII, and that's because XV actually does do a lot I like but squanders it all through shitty storytelling, boring samey sidequests, and a messy combat system. And then there's the horrendous treatment of its few female characters, the obvious cut content, some horribly designed set pieces, and a disgustingly blatant set up for an upcoming paid DLC.
And this wouldn't bother me so much if the game didn't have some really strong high points, a good core cast, and a fantastic soundtrack. (whereas FFXIII had a shitty story, it was around the same level all throughout)
I don't hate it (far from it), but it's a disappointing mess of a game. And I'm not even someone who was anticipating the game or had especially high hopes for it. :(
I didn't have high hopes for this game at all either and I was completely surprised at how much I'm loving it as well as how the game just feels like a damn good Final Fantasy thus far (I'm in chapter 3 right now).
I've been playing FFs since 1996 and lived through the golden age of Square's games as well as the shit age (2006-now). I've gone off for years about the delay for this game all that… and every time I play it I feel like I'm getting the game I've wanted from Square all these years. Its great and I love it. I don't have a problem with the characters, aside from Cindy (whom I also love), I haven't noticed any ill treatment of female characters thus far and the soundtrack/world design/battle system are all surprisingly good and all come together into a unified experience.
I'm at the beginning and I'm already dreading getting to the point where I've finished the game I just don't want it to end. It's so good.
Never played FF, but like Gladio. Should I buy the game?
If your only motivation is because you like that one character Gladiolas then the answer is simple: definitely not
Playing a videogame just because it's got "sexy" characters, can there be any worse reasoning?
Buy the game right now. This anon (>>6824) is incorrect and is actively lying to you, buy the game and revel in the company of that hunk.
I'm already in chapter 3 and loving every minute of it. I killed Deadeye but have not found Ramuh yet. I'm gonna explore all of Duscae before going to meet Gladiolus' sister Iris and moving on with the plot.
I've also been thinking about how much I fucking loved playing BloodBorne and how I need to return to that when I'm done with FFXV. DS3 as will since I basically sped through the game with my first character but BB comes first. I got so many games all at once it fucked with my standard MO of thoroughly playing games before moving tot he next so I can get the most of what they have to offer.
"Cheers, love, the cavalry's queer!"
That new comic made me so incredibly happy. Tracer really is the perfect character to write as queer (I still ship Soldier 76/Reaper hard, though), and considering how she's the mascot of what is easily the most popular game of this year, one that will likely keep that title for some years to come, this is all the more of an amazing decision.
I hope everyone realizes how big this is, too. This is one of the biggest and most successful videogame companies in the world, one of the most heavily publicized and general audience-oriented games in practically a decade, and its most visible character, which every player sees prominently when they log into the game, with the reveal being made at the most stereotypically "family-friendly" time of the year. If Blizzard can do that, no other video game developer has any excuse whatsoever to avoid writing LGBTQ characters into their own games. This is one hell of a milestone, one I hope more devs will pick up on.
Fighting games, Overwatch, and Pokemon were big donors.
Anonymous (You) 01/02/17 (Mon) 19:37:59 No.6980
yeah Abzu is pretty good but I had a large problem with it. It's basically "underwater journey". now i have no problem with that in concept but it's not really pushing forward creatively. you have a pretty visuals, cool music, nice pacing and mood…. and that's it. everything you did in journey but… underwater. so for me it felt like a really great retread of a game i already played. not bad but i wouldn't want to play another game like this without some forward creativity. Honestly I wish I could play this in VR it seems like the creative push it needs to not feel like journey 2.0.
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Fuck, just one more chapter left for FF XV. I'm so sad that I don't wanna finish this. ;_;
Also bought Disgaea 5 about a week ago since it was on sale. I'm having a blast with it. It's my first game in the series too. Red Magnus is SUPER awesome (and hot).
I know that feel, anon.
I honestly didn't think I was gonna tear up as much as I did for FFXV, I guess I'm a simple man after all.
SWITCH PRESENTATION TONIIIIIGHT!!!
Just ten hours to go~
What do you think?
I actually love handhelds. But I've been burned by so many launch droutghts I may hold off anyways. Good as Zelda may be doubt it will entertain me for several months. Wish Monster Hunter was on it.
I'm definitely sold. There was plenty there, but the clincher (particularly in the bara demographic): Pimp Bowser.
Also, I'm positive that Squenix will have something Final Fantasy-related to show at the 30th Anniversary presentation at the end of the month.
Everyone, please come vote for Mordecai! Even if you're not planning on playing the game!