Should Final Fantasy be realistic or cartoon/anime style?

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#1 samanthademeste
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Should Final Fantasy be realistic or cartoon/anime style?
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#2 magitekk
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It's more like a mix of the both right now. It takes off of realism because of 3D graphics and then it also takes off of anime because all the dudes look like girls :)

 

glad to be of assistance.

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#3 Yonathin3155
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There should be a "don't care" option. Because as long as it's fun to play, I honestly don't care. I like the cartoon/anime style and the realistic style.
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#4 lazyathew
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I don't really consider any of the games aside from XIII to look "realistic" actually. the PS2 games and Advent children kinda look like a mix of the two, then XIII goes for a bit more realisim, but even that looks a little anime style.

I personally like the mix the best actually. Advent Children and the the high res cutscenes from X look particularly amazing in my opnion.

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#5 valereth-1
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Considering the anime looking characters are always drawn by Tetsuya Nomura, who has no style at all, I think I would prefer a more realistic approach, like that of Final Fantasy XII
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#6 cjimrun
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I don't really consider any of the games aside from XIII to look "realistic" actually. the PS2 games and Advent children kinda look like a mix of the two, then XIII goes for a bit more realisim, but even that looks a little anime style.

I personally like the mix the best actually. Advent Children and the the high res cutscenes from X look particularly amazing in my opnion.

lazyathew

100% agree. They've gotten into a kind of life-like anime cgi style that I think is the best looking stuff out there. AC looks very realistc, but the characters are still anime-based. I'd like to see how far they can go with it.

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#7 Lightning__Evil
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I agree with the life like anime style that they have going and that we are talking about. I just don't want it to stray into cartoony stuff like IX with Zidane's tail. I have nothing against Zidane or IX I just prefer the anime realistic style
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#8 Koi-Neon-X
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I believe that either anime or realistic would be okay. I love anime so I think that would be interesting to see.:) I also enjoyed "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" (amazing)

 

Final Fantasy VII Chibi Red XIII

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#9 Double_Wide
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This is a very good topic:

I say a combination of both. Keep the main series realistic but have a side series of 16-bit games for portables or PSN/XBOX Live downloads.

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#10 cjimrun
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This is a very good topic:

I say a combination of both. Keep the main series realistic but have a side series of 16-bit games for portables or PSN/XBOX Live downloads.

Double_Wide

That would be awesome!  I'd love to see sequels to some of the newer main-series titles, but designed like the old 16 bit era games.

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#11 magitekk
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Now that I think about it, FFTactics was very anime style.

 

...on another note, what was up with the characters and not having noses? Was it like some weirdo birth defect or something?

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#12 lazyathew
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...on another note, what was up with the characters and not having noses? Was it like some weirdo birth defect or something?

magitekk

I find it funny that you say that, since the character in your avatar doesn't have a nose, lol. But yeah, I find that wierd too, it actually took me a while to really notice though, lol.

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#13 cjimrun
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FF is of course Japanese and I've always found that the humour and subject matter were very Eastern. The character designs themselves only really got there in the post 16-bit era thanks to the improved graphics. For me it was Advent Children that really showed what it was that they were going for in terms of look. Say what you will about the rest of AC; looking at life-like anime characters still blows my mind. On the other hand though, every game since has gone for that look and I find the character designs are looking more and more like actual Japanese people. Especially in the Vs XIII trailer. Wouldn't it be interesting to see a "classic-style" game with realistic looking characters? I mean like Black Mage, Ninja, Dragoon, etc... but with todays cgi possibilities. THAT would be something to see.
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#14 Yonathin3155
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I honestly can't see a classic style Black Mage in any way other than a cartoony art style.
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#15 Lightning__Evil
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Maybe they could some how incorporate such characters back into the games but would it be the same. The question it seems for style is do you want the game like the originals in terms of gameplay or do you want the characters like that. It seems like they tried to reconnect with characters from older games with Dissidia and it may not be their common style but the game worked well and was alot of fun to play.
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#16 magitekk
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[QUOTE="magitekk"]

...on another note, what was up with the characters and not having noses? Was it like some weirdo birth defect or something?

lazyathew

I find it funny that you say that, since the character in your avatar doesn't have a nose, lol. But yeah, I find that wierd too, it actually took me a while to really notice though, lol.

 

It's there, small, but it's there.

Btw, it's Zidane.

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#17 magitekk
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On the other hand though, every game since has gone for that look and I find the character designs are looking more and more like actual Japanese people. Especially in the Vs XIII trailer. Wouldn't it be interesting to see a "classic-style" game with realistic looking characters? I mean like Black Mage, Ninja, Dragoon, etc... but with todays cgi possibilities. THAT would be something to see.cjimrun

 

I think they're actually starting to make their characters look an awful lot more western, like Noctis' father. Noctis, on the other hand, looks insanely Japanese.

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#18 DreadDLordD
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Noctis, on the other hand, looks insanely Japanese.

magitekk


Specifically speaking, insanely alike to Sasuke.
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#19 magitekk
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[QUOTE="magitekk"]

Noctis, on the other hand, looks insanely Japanese.

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Specifically speaking, insanely alike to Sasuke.

 

Yeah, like seriously, what's with that?

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#20 DreadDLordD
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Even more freaky and coincidental is how Noctis' eyes turn crimson during battle.

I sense copyright infringement from SE!
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#21 lazyathew
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It's there, small, but it's there.

Btw, it's Zidane.

magitekk

Really? that's Zidane? lol, looks very different from the Zidane I saw, just the one from Dissidia. Is that what he looks like in the Final Fantasy IX? lol.

Looks awesome though :)

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#22 magitekk
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Look right now?
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#23 lazyathew
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Look right now?magitekk
Ah, I see, yeah. Did you do that picture?
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#24 magitekk
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[QUOTE="magitekk"]Look right now?lazyathew
Ah, I see, yeah. Did you do that picture?

Eeeew, no :?

 I drew it, I didn't.....'do' it :cry:

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#25 lazyathew
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[QUOTE="lazyathew"][QUOTE="magitekk"]Look right now?magitekk

Ah, I see, yeah. Did you do that picture?

Eeeew, no :?

I drew it, I didn't.....'do' it :cry:

... what? :? That's what I meant! What were you...? Whatever... lol
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#26 Lightning__Evil
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I get it. He was using do in a literal sense but yes he drew it. He is an awesome artist ;) thumbs up to you and your art magitekk
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#27 magitekk
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I get it. He was using do in a literal sense but yes he drew it. \Lightning__Evil

 

Mr./Ms. Lightning__Evil, I like you and all, but this being in my nature, I felt it just had to be done.

*ahem*

 

No s**t sherlock.

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#28 Lightning__Evil
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Yes its Ms. Lightning__Evil. Lightning for FF and Evil for Resident Evil. Probably my two favorite series even if they don't really match will each other.
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#29 magitekk
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Yes its Ms. Lightning__Evil. Lightning for FF and Evil for Resident Evil. Probably my two favorite series even if they don't really match will each other.Lightning__Evil

 

I think they have their similarities.

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#30 Lightning__Evil
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Maybe very character driven stories but other than that they seem very different especially with the settings and kinds of enemies.
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#31 lazyathew
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I am currently playing through Resident Evil and Final Fantasy XIII right now, lol. A few other games as well, but these are the two I spent most time playing for the last week.

No similarities have really stood out to me though...lol

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#32 Lightning__Evil
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O jeez ur gonna get me asking questions. Which RE? Which Console? How do you like it? Sorry, I need to know! lolz ;)
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#33 magitekk
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O jeez ur gonna get me asking questions. Which RE? Which Console? How do you like it? Sorry, I need to know! lolz ;)Lightning__Evil

 Lol, you sure sound like an RE fan.

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[QUOTE="Lightning__Evil"]O jeez ur gonna get me asking questions. Which RE? Which Console? How do you like it? Sorry, I need to know! lolz ;)magitekk

 Lol, you sure sound like an RE fan.



I reckon her part time job probably involves going to secluded third world countries with post-apocalyptic areas full of twisted zombies and doing what girls are badass at. There's some inspiration for you LE.
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#35 lazyathew
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O jeez ur gonna get me asking questions. Which RE? Which Console? How do you like it? Sorry, I need to know! lolz ;)Lightning__Evil
lol.

Right now I am playing through Chris's story on the Wii version of the original Resident Evil. I already beat it on Jill's story. It's pretty fun. I also played Leon's story on Resident Evil 2. So far these are the only RE I've played actually. But once I finish the first 2 I will get 3 off PSN, then probably 4 on Wii, then 5 PS3.

But unfortunately I lost my file on RE2 when my old PS3 broke, so I'll have to play Leon's story again before I play Claire's, oh well.

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#36 magitekk
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[QUOTE="magitekk"]

[QUOTE="Lightning__Evil"]O jeez ur gonna get me asking questions. Which RE? Which Console? How do you like it? Sorry, I need to know! lolz ;)DreadDLordD

 Lol, you sure sound like an RE fan.



I reckon her part time job probably involves going to secluded third world countries with post-apocalyptic areas full of twisted zombies and doing what girls are badass at. There's some inspiration for you LE.

 

Or on a darker level, makes a living through WeskurrrrrxLeon fanfiction 

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#37 Lightning__Evil
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OMG that drawing is so funny and it fits Leon. I have nothing against him but the girls are the ones whos shoes I wanna go in and kick some zombie butt. I'm not writing a yaoi fanfic for RE, no thank you!

Thats cool Lazyathew! I thought that downloads on the PSN were connected to your profile name so you might be able to get RE2 back but ya that stinks about your saved game. I have every game in the series except the one for the game boy color and the 2 survivor installments. I would definitly suggest that you play RE:zero. It might actually be my favorite out of the early games. The mechanics of switching between the two characters was nice and I love Rebecca. She's inexperienced but is smart and can keep up with her ex-marine counterpart. Plus she looks so kick-a$$ in her leather outfit that you can unlock. I have it for GC and Wii. 

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#38 magitekk
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Glad you liked it, cause I drew it just for that post xD
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#39 Lightning__Evil
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Thanks magitekk! You are good at drawing and seem to be able to do it really quick. I missed the other part about going to post-apocalyptic settings and doing what I do best. I just got contracted for another mission in two weeks. Anyone wanna join me?
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#40 magitekk
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I've never once played RE, so I can't really follow :/
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#41 lazyathew
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Thats cool Lazyathew! I thought that downloads on the PSN were connected to your profile name so you might be able to get RE2 back but ya that stinks about your saved game. I have every game in the series except the one for the game boy color and the 2 survivor installments. I would definitly suggest that you play RE:zero. It might actually be my favorite out of the early games. The mechanics of switching between the two characters was nice and I love Rebecca. She's inexperienced but is smart and can keep up with her ex-marine counterpart. Plus she looks so kick-a$$ in her leather outfit that you can unlock. I have it for GC and Wii.

Lightning__Evil

Yeah, I forgot to mention that I do have Zero for the Wii as well. I might play after 3, not sure yet. But I'll definitly play it at some point.

And I just realised I can actually put in disc 2 and play Claire's story without having to play Leon's again, that's cool. And yeah, getting the game back was no problem since it's connected to the profile, but files are not, so they are gone. I just started Claire's story tonight. Beat the first game with Chris yesterday.

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#42 Fantasy_Gamer
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I always liked cartoony character designs.. That's why I love FFVII and FFIX.
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#43 DreadDLordD
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I always liked cartoony character designs.. That's why I love FFVII and FFIX.Fantasy_Gamer


VII was like the reincarnation of Lego Fantasy.
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#44 valereth-1
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[QUOTE="Fantasy_Gamer"]I always liked cartoony character designs.. That's why I love FFVII and FFIX.DreadDLordD


VII was like the reincarnation of Lego Fantasy.

Lego Final Fantasy. That would be....interesting
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I would like to see one..
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#46 lazyathew
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Lego Final Fantasy would be pretty interesting to see.

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#47 Lightning__Evil
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It would be interesting but I don't like how lego tries to copy everything now. When I was little they had a lego amusment park thing where you were the manager, some spy type game with its own story and plot, and lego town I think it was called. All original lego games that I liked and now all they do is copy other stuff.
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#48 magitekk
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It would be interesting but I don't like how lego tries to copy everything now. When I was little they had a lego amusment park thing where you were the manager, some spy type game with its own story and plot, and lego town I think it was called. All original lego games that I liked and now all they do is copy other stuff.Lightning__Evil

Yeah, I getcha. But legos is huge, maybe the companies that produced stuff like starwars and whatever the heck else legos has done payed to have those things lego-fied.

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#49 DreadDLordD
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I doubt there will be any collateral between Lego/SE but you must admit that the graphical style of VII was very lego-likey. That time playing the game I thought they would release Lego figure made versions of the characters lol! 

 

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