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ExireHG
ExireHG

They've always written 'melodramatic garbage', including the magnificent perfection of FFVII. Most of their main characters have had some kind of severe complex, except recently Zidane, Vaan, and Lightning. Something about 'even through darkness there's always light at the end of the tunnel', it's a classic way to write any fantasy story. XIII was a great story with characters I liked, just that everybody hated the extreme linear nature of it. Easy to forget how flawed VII was, despite it's popularity. 'Fans' just like to complain I think.

Some complain about the terrorist/gun thing too...which has also been around since the beginning. AVALANCHE, gunblades, any and all Final Fantasy evil empire army, etc. Anyway. I'm hopeful with Versus putting Final Fantasy back in place a bit more. A main male character with...well, character. Less Zidane/Tidus and more a mix of Cloud/Squall in a truly explorable world. Don't forget your roots SE, that's where your problems lie.

Adgemon
Adgemon

Very great. New engines will be able to make games much more like reality that you will see no difference or even may get to be much better than any entertainment stuff. I hope it happens and Square Enix says so too on its website. The luminous team is working hard.

Valacan
Valacan

Looks pretty. Now can Squeenix actually write a plot that isn't melodramatic garbage this decade?

0m39AX
0m39AX

There are some textures that look current-gen, like wood or stone. Nevertheless, polygon-count is fucking amazing. The particles really seem to be processed in real-time and look like real little spheres, not just a flat effect(I don't know the technical term in this case).

drumma1
drumma1

To those complaining that they graphics don't look good. Sure, this demo may not have intense graphic realism. However, look at all the small artistic details, and the massive amount of set pieces and objects. Look at the huge area and landscape it was rendering. That's what makes it next-gen.

CieloPerso
CieloPerso

I don't understand. The bad guys won?

fattass21
fattass21

what people dont realize is how much detail and programming that was taken to do. you can say how this gen stuff can do the same, but no, this is far better then i imagine this was going to be. i cant wait to see how the gameplay is. 

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Looks amazing! Can't wait to see what it will all be like. Especially in gameplay.

xSagez
xSagez

That is a badass demo. Awesome.

DoujinshiFan_2K
DoujinshiFan_2K

Very impressive. But i guess it will only be in a new Final Fantasy game since the chances of seeing FFVII remade like this are far too remote.

Battle_Pants
Battle_Pants

Not impressed. Is this really Next-Gen? It's not that much improvement.

translucent17
translucent17

I saw this a while ago looks good man.... bring on the games! can't wait for new sony/soft consoles but I fear a repeat of the 360/ps3 release where people were waiting in line for 3 days in tents.... wish they could figure out a better supply plan so this wasn't always an issue

crusaint
crusaint

yes, the graphic may only be a little better than PS3 but the entire game (if made) will be fully rendered as this movie, which means cinematics and gameplay will have a blur since it has the very same graphic.

 

in short, the game will has a full FMV/Cinematics quality graphics.

tgwolf
tgwolf

The guys still look like they're made of play-doh, and there's still this annoying slate look, this glazed granite look to the eyes that no one has ever really corrected. I honestly don't see how this is much better than the PS3 graphics I have seen, though the animation looks a bit better. The fact that this worked on a PC is encouraging, much more on the 360, but where this is a cinematic, I don't see a great improvement. If this were gameplay footage, I would be somewhat more impressed.

tgwolf
tgwolf

...So we've gone from heroes, to heroines, to anti-heroes, now to anti-heroines...Guys, am I the only one concerned with this? Evolve into men and take back our world.

1947gamer
1947gamer

Square Enix needs to do something with this as a game. I agree with Vid forget FF there are enouf of those just call it what it is Agni's Philosophy.

SsangyongKYRON
SsangyongKYRON

What really matters is the substance. Yes I like what I see but I want to see more.

VidGamAnonymous
VidGamAnonymous

Square Enix, please turn this into a game. It doesn't have to be a Final Fantasy game, it can be a new IP, just make it kick-ass

nomee_lover
nomee_lover

don't believe this stuff until i see any game plays, as this was happened before as well in the case of kill zone . i lost my trust

Chucknorium
Chucknorium

Only 2018 until this is replaced by another with no release date. SE has to be hiding something big. Though I'd survive another 6 months with KH3D on PSV :).

FireVixen
FireVixen

Reminds me of Penzer Dragoon. :D

Talshere
Talshere

Like with so many tech demo's...Can you guys use this as a concept plx, I wana play that game!

GothikaGeist
GothikaGeist

The Technology looks great. Other than the tech though, I was just... confused? Can it really be a Final Fantasy filled with guys shooting AK's? Good example of: Just because you CAN have it, doesn't mean you SHOULD have it.

optimuserik
optimuserik

this just makes me want it more . GOOD VIDEO !!!

Halloll
Halloll

next gen doesn't seem as much of a leap as I hoped

zsoujiro
zsoujiro

Awesome, but I want to see Versus XII first...

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Middle-eastern guys with AKs?  Really?

*That's* what they picked for the game where you can have anything?

badboy9003
badboy9003

Yanno...I just thought of something. That crystal in the priests hand looks a LOT like a Final Fantasy Crystal....and that "Dragon" that came out of the large nest of cavern doors seemed like it was summoned.

tu2pac
tu2pac

If it's anything like Versus XIII we'll only have to wait a decade until we see game play!

tu2pac
tu2pac

... it's a CG movie running in real time lol .... not the same thing there Square ...

Breyant
Breyant

I've watched this a few times now and like it more each time. Hopefully this will be FFXV. Seems like an awful lot of work for a "tech demo".

Mellowcow
Mellowcow

Really? Arab terrorists with AK-47s?

The amount of vision at Square Enix really amazes me. -.-"

Elann2008
Elann2008

@fullxtent

You're a silly man.  There isn't a game out that looks this good IN-GAME (graphics).  No game out today looks like CGI-quality.  Not even FF13.  In 5 years, we won't even have PC hardware that can handle it yet... let alone consoles. 

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

WAWOO it's SQUARE ENIX

 

yeaaaaaah for sure i will get this amazing game ... love it :)

 

also the girl is very hot lolz :)

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

 @Battle_Pants

 For real time, that's quite an improvement. The atmosphere and effects aren't overly spectacular but any gen can do that. It's the level of detail shown in the models that current gen cannot do.

cherubim51
cherubim51

 @Chucknorium i think your right... it was only a matter of time before the programing started getting out of control I cant wait till platforms are so strong programers are being pushed instead of the other way around. SE is def hiding something. 

FireVixen
FireVixen

 @Halloll This is in game footage, not cinematic. That's pretty dang good. :D

cherubim51
cherubim51

 @naryanrobinson could have been anyone... the AK is the most accessible weapon in history, and putting a shroud on doesnt make you middle eastern.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

 @Breyant Just thought you might be interested to know, the Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer, the newer one that lasts about 3 minutes, it took a little team of people 3 years to make.

Halloll
Halloll

 @Elann2008 you kiddin, games now on ps3 and 360 are as good as CGI of ps2 games, and ps2 games as good as ps1 CGI