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Old 03-17-2012, 02:52 PM
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:37 PM
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:54 AM
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So far it's been nothing but disappointing. Buggy, linear, and badly executed. It doesn't feel like RE at all. It's just a SOCOM game with an RE skin.

Only tried one of the online modes so far, which is just a boring 4 v 4 team mode. The more interesting modes don't have any players yet, as you'd expect at the moment.

That really sucks, it looked like it had so much potential. I'll just rent it for a night then.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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You were perhaps more hopeful than I was then. I didn't really think squad-based missions had much potential for RE at all. I did at least think it would be a bit like playing Left 4 Dead with an RE storyline. It kind of is, but I'm mostly getting irritated with doors miraculously locking and unlocking whenever they need to advance the storyline in a certain direction. It just makes it all a bit boring.

There's really no reason why they couldn't make it more free-roaming. You're in a city, after all.

I'd recommend renting it for a night to try it out before spending RRP on it. Not that I'd recommend spending RRP on any game under any circumstances anyway. Only fools do that
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:05 PM
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Honestly the gameplay always looked like a mess to me, the only thing that interested me was the ability to play as all those different characters with different abilities, and the ability to alter the storyline? (I heard you could kill off some main characters?). I'm obsessed with RE so I'll pick it up eventually, but I think I'll get Silent Hill HD Collection this tuesday instead.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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I'm only about eight hours into Final Fantasy XIII-2, but I've been pleasantly surprised. With XIII I went into the game expecting to hate it and that may have clouded my experience playing, whereas with this one my expectations were already so low that the fact that I'm not hating it has been a pleasant surprise. It's too early to form a final opinion, that usually takes shape within a few years of playing a Final Fantasy for me, usually after the next game in the series is released and is even worse that the previous making me realize that the earlier game wasn't that bad, but here's what I think so far.

Pros
+ No annoying party members or NPC's (ten points for no Vannille and Snow)
+ the new guy, Noel, is actually pretty cool. At this point he's reminding me of a younger version of Auron (from FFX)
+ Serah is actually not as annoying a charater as I'd thought either
+ I actually like the Crystalarium leveling system
+ I like that if you die in a battle you go back to the map screen, rather than back to wherever you last saved (losing all your EXP and found items)
+ Chocobocoina
+ It's nice to revisit areas that I remember from the previous game

Cons
- I like the combat but at this point it's really easy, I expect it to get a bit more involving later on
- the story is a bit of a mess, I have issues with time travel
- the game (like all FF's since X) takes itself a bit to serious. They need to lighten up once and a while
- the music sucks. More techno and rock based than I've ever heard in a FF. Usually I like a few tracks like that per game, it's been a bit much this time around, so far
- the older I get the less I can identify with the characters

We'll see in a month or two when I've beaten it how I feel. At this point I like it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:20 AM
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Honestly the gameplay always looked like a mess to me, the only thing that interested me was the ability to play as all those different characters with different abilities, and the ability to alter the storyline? (I heard you could kill off some main characters?). I'm obsessed with RE so I'll pick it up eventually, but I think I'll get Silent Hill HD Collection this tuesday instead.
There is talk of that, yes. I've not reached a point where that's happened yet.

Capcom are basically trying two things. a) to get a piece of Left 4 Dead's action, and b) to hook in franchise geeks with links to previous storylines.

There are quite a few hints at RE2/3 bits of storyline. I've encountered Hunk, William Birkin, and Nicholai so far, with some neat hand-offs to bits of RE2 storyline. It's easily the best part of the whole experience.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:51 AM
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I'm mostly getting irritated with doors miraculously locking and unlocking whenever they need to advance the storyline in a certain direction.
Speaking of doors, did they by any chance bring back the classic "wait ten seconds for the door to open" gag?
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There are quite a few hints at RE2/3 bits of storyline. I've encountered Hunk, William Birkin, and Nicholai so far, with some neat hand-offs to bits of RE2 storyline. It's easily the best part of the whole experience.
Needless to say, considering RE2/3 is the best of the whole franchise
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ORC honestly looked nothing but terrible to me from the trailers.
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