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What if (scenarios, endings, etc)...
« on: January 03, 2014, 08:45:30 pm »
While I was talking with my sister about all the info that is out so far about the audio drama and the novel x-2.5....and how we would have like to see prequels instead, her of the trio (Braska, Auron, & Jecht) and me of Lenne and Shuyin (and the war between Bevelle and Zanarkand)...surely you jest...

She mentioned that she would have also like to see something like a side quest in X, that would allow you to play as previous summoners (Braska, for example) or even on how the fayth became a fayth (it would be interesting to see them in their human forms, since we know how Bahamut looked like when he was still alive).

We also think it would've been interesting if they had included alternative endings, in which Yuna can pick one of her guardians to make the final aeon. A lot of people probably wouldn't like this...but I think it'd be interesting to see how a final aeon would look like if it was made with Tidus, Kimahri, Rikku or any of the other guardians.

What other things would you have liked to see in this HD remaster?

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Re: What if (scenarios, endings, etc)...
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 09:39:58 pm »
I would've liked to see a story detailing the Braskian trio, as detailed in my post in http://ffx3chat.createaforum.com/general-discussion/what-are-your-feelings-towards-a-supposed-ffx-3/:

I personally would very much like to see a prequel with the Braskian trio.
It wouldn't have to be a ground-breaking game, or anything with huge, suspensful developments; it would be more a game to enjoy and appreciate the little nuances and details of their journey. A game that focuses more on it's gameplay and interplay between characters rather than the overall gravity of the story.

That I believe, however, is the second main roadblock to making a prequel as seen through the eyes of a SE higherup.
They'd need engaging gameplay ideals. Something not too far from the first two, but not something as to completely throw off the fan base. I don't know what direction they'd go for that, seeing as how Braska, Auron and Jecht are already rolecast in specific battle types; no new classes to invigorate the formula.

I'd still like to see a prequel, though. If done well, people would happily accept it as canon for it's smaller details concerning the journey and it would be held as not a huge advancement in Final Fantasy history but a very enjoyable detour of it's normal formula.

As long as they paid generous attention to the details in their trip as to compensate for lack of an engaging plot, the game would work well in terms of holding interest. Gameplay, as I stated, could be a roadblock, but something that could be overcome with a bit of brainstorming.


I've recently started having thoughts about how fun it would be to experience a story in the setting of Machina War-era Spira. Running around while havoc and chaos is unfurling about you sounds ripe for good, intense action and many interesting plot developments.

Or, perhaps, to combine your idea with stories of how fayth are made, we can dive into the life of a millennium-old unsent, and his journeys through Spira. Somebody like Maechen, who has been alive since before the Machina War, would've had such an interesting life and been involved in so many engaging events. There could be how he factored into the Machina War, shedding light on the real Yu Yevon and nature of the conflict between Bevelle and Zanarkand, and the postceding years would detail his interactions with the newly formed Church of Yevon, including how the pilgrimage fayth were made.

There are many interesting subdiversions to be had with a thousand year life. I wonder how Maechen would feel about it.


Ah, but if I had to ask about what the HD remaster had to offer, I would've liked new enemies and a new dungeon. Perhaps more light shed on the Machina War would've been nice, too. A few extra cutscenes and areas would've been better than a shoddy bump in quality.

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Re: What if (scenarios, endings, etc)...
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 02:47:41 am »
I think there have been quite a few characters already presented that seem to be from 1000 years ago, or in other words from the zanarkand-bevelle/machina war, like Yunalesca, Yu-Yevon, Lenne, Shuyin, and now this unsent! So I think a prequel with any of this characters or I guess even new ones about this time period would be interesting. Although, it would still be good to know more about the characters that we already know very little about. Was Maechan alive before the war? Is he 1000+ years old? I don't remember...Maybe he is an unsent  ??? Oh yes he is unsent (I just looked it up on wiki... :D)

Ah, but if I had to ask about what the HD remaster had to offer, I would've liked new enemies and a new dungeon. Perhaps more light shed on the Machina War would've been nice, too. A few extra cutscenes and areas would've been better than a shoddy bump in quality.

Yes, I think it would've been great if they added new things like optional dungeons and extra cutscenes, besides the audio drama.

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Re: What if (scenarios, endings, etc)...
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 10:01:58 pm »
I think there have been quite a few characters already presented that seem to be from 1000 years ago, or in other words from the zanarkand-bevelle/machina war, like Yunalesca, Yu-Yevon, Lenne, Shuyin, and now this unsent! So I think a prequel with any of this characters or I guess even new ones about this time period would be interesting. Although, it would still be good to know more about the characters that we already know very little about. Was Maechan alive before the war? Is he 1000+ years old? I don't remember...Maybe he is an unsent  ??? Oh yes he is unsent (I just looked it up on wiki... :D)

Ah, but if I had to ask about what the HD remaster had to offer, I would've liked new enemies and a new dungeon. Perhaps more light shed on the Machina War would've been nice, too. A few extra cutscenes and areas would've been better than a shoddy bump in quality.

Yes, I think it would've been great if they added new things like optional dungeons and extra cutscenes, besides the audio drama.

Maechen is my personal favourite character.

How do you justify a half-blind old man who travels just as fast and efficiently as you?

Just the thoughts of Maechen kicking fiend ass with no effort makes my mind swim with joy.

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Re: What if (scenarios, endings, etc)...
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 05:16:10 pm »
Although I don't know what kind of fighter Meachen would be, since he is a scholar, I do wonder how a young Maechen would look, if they made a prequel with a story of a 1000 years ago. Maybe he was already old looking like that...but if Auron, an unsent can age, I guess Maechen can too...surely you jest

While I love the idea of seeing how the guardians would have looked like as a Fayth or Aeons, I didn't even think of fan-arts people might have done until I stumble on some interesting ones, which look great in my opinion  :D

This one by nachtwulf


I also like how Xemnas-The-Leader colored it too


Another fan-art by nachtwulf of Yuna's Final Aeon from Tidus Fayth


Another interesting fan-art Fayth by Kurimja
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