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The recent DVD release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children was met with mixed remarks, but even so, there was no denying the intensity and beauty of the battles. From Tifa's church encounter, to Cloud's gargantuan fight against Sephiroth, the movie felt like one beautiful cut-scene. However, this experience was no game. With the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII, Square-Enix want to bring the experience to gamers' hands. Find the full article inside.
In an interview published at Japan's Dengeki Online gaming site, the director of Final Fantasy XIII, Motomu Toriyama had this to say. "FFXIII attempts to see how far it's possible to make FFVII Advent Children's battles into a game. FFVII Advent Children is a video production, and it showed us battles that have not been achievable in FF so far. With FFXIII, we're focusing on how far we can realize the video."
Of course, people will have to wait a while to try out FFXIII's gameplay, but Toriyama revealed to Dengeki that his team is working on making a playable build of FFXIII in time for next year's E3. Presumably, this means that the Tokyo Game Show and the December Jump Festa, both typically strong shows for Square Enix, won't offer hands-on time