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LM_Nova

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Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« on: June 16, 2015, 01:35:56 am »
Because after years of denial this has just been announced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ4_t_GqGAM

So I say to all my fellow FFX fans keep hope alive because it's probably already in development ;) .
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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 07:55:24 am »
Haha, that was pretty exciting, right?!?!?!

I'm so glad VII is finally get it's long-awaited remake...

but I think that's the difference. :p

for one, there's an INSANE level of demand for a vii remake that has been bubbling for YEARS.

there was some demand for x-3 after they released the remaster, but they **** it up by turning most people off with the supplemental material they came up with.

sigh. I don't think we'll ever get a X-3.

i think the best we can hope for is that maybe, after they remake some of the other older games, they'll remake x in glorious HD. That is my dream. :p

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 11:23:28 am »
I know, right? VII gets its long-awaited remake...

And what's the next-most popular title in terms of sales and fanbases? FFX!

Though I'm very, very divided on whether or not I want X-3 now. Back before all this audio drama and novella business I would've given up my left lung for a third sequel. (Did you know how hard it was; impatiently waiting and clambering for that audio drama extension; teasing me with Tidus' monologue and thinking it would be a lovely homage to the characters for their tenth anniversary, only to have it all crashing down and have my soul shattered?) If they decide to drop all this sequel-bait, it might be cowardice on their part, but I'll still be happy because it'll give them a chance to start X-3 over from scratch and maybe finally please us fans.

Though you know what I really want as a continuation in the X series? An extension of X-2, where the Gullwings reunite, Tidus becomes a member and they go on lots of wacky adventures all over Spira. It'd give them a nice excuse to explore more of Spira's history and landmarks. I'd call it Final Fantasy X-2+ or something.
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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 04:03:46 pm »
I thought FFX-3 had way more of a chance than a FF7 remake so it's definitely possible now!

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 12:26:13 am »
I'm not
I thought FFX-3 had way more of a chance than a FF7 remake so it's definitely possible now!

Exactly! And hey, if folks are so deeply opposed to the original idea for X-3 the developers can always do a prequel game instead. Auron, Jecht and Braska fans unite 8) ;D

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 08:59:15 am »
Ehhh not me. A prequel with those three sounds super boring.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 09:45:19 am »
Yeah, I love Auron Braska and Jecht, but I feel like we already know too much of their story through Yuna and Auron's pilgrimage for it to be exciting! There would no surprises. D: The only people who would care would be major FFX fans. I think anyone else would be like "why would I play a game I already know the ending too?" haha

If they did a prequel, I think something at Yunalesca and Zaon's time period would be cool, though. Like, during the war!

maybe Shuyin and Lenne could even be in it. :p
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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 12:52:12 pm »
Can I assume you guys didn't play FFVII: Crises Core? I'm not criticizing, a lot of people didn't despite it's critical acclaim due to the fact that it was on the PSP.

Crisis Core in my opinion is the best tale out of the compilation series, second only to the main story of Final Fantasy VII itself. There is a straightforward approach in the story telling for this game that was sorely lacking in the other installments.

One of the stand out appeals of this game is the fact that side quests are not designated. Being allowed to pick and chose your own "Missions" really do shave off a good deal of time that would other wise force you to perform tedious and (on some accounts) treacherous battles. For someone who isn't a hard core gamer this option is a delightful treat. Although, as any Final Fantasy fan will tell you, neglecting fights will cause you to lose the opportunity to level up. And make no questions about it, down the road such decisions will cost you dearly. 

The expansion of details regarding old characters is rather engrossing. Taking what little we knew of Solider First class Zack Fair from the original game and turning him into a solid protagonist with hopes, dreams, ambitions, and even love in the form of our favorite Flower Girl. In the case of Sephiroth, you actually find yourself having sympathy for (whom we were all lead to believe for years was) the devil. As for the first time it's explained how isolated, confused and betrayed he must have felt by the company that raised him. The establishment of the origin for Cloud is a well done surprise, stressing his weaknesses as well as his admiration and friendship with Zack. Square humanized Mr. Strife again, a factor that caused me to regain respect for the character, especially after the brooding hero plastic surgery that was performed on him for Advent Children.

The newcomers are equally as welcomed and are introduced and woven into the scene without being overbearing, complementing the old fan favorites well. Genesis is slightly  obnoxious, but Angeal will break your heart and you’ll even run into an old familiar hidden character!

My point is you know what's waiting for you at the end of this game but it still tugs at your heart. Any game that can achieve that makes it worth wild.
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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2015, 02:52:35 pm »
Crisis Core fulfilled a potential for expansion that I don't believe a prequel with Auron, Braska, and Jecht has. It may have enough content for a PSvita sized game, but a full scale console game? No way in hell. The next console game in this series would either have to be FFX-3 or like kk said, a prequel going 1000 years back that's around the time of the war between Zanarkand and Bevelle and the creation of Sin. Either of those two could encompass a vast scope in world and story telling that's necessary for such a game.

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 03:04:13 pm »
I believe that with a sequel it needs to be a completely different experience from its predecessor or, as you all said, a continuation dating a very long time ahead or behind the predecessor. Everyone always says that Braska's pilgrimage would be a good prequel, but really, X tells us a lot about it in both the main story and the Jecht Spheres. Not to mention there are a lot of fanfiction about it and in the end, they just go with the traditional 'sacrifice to save Sin' method like the other pilgrimages. It's too vanilla and predictable. The 'climax' was already told to us in Zanarkand and there is just no real reason why we should have a whole game centred around it.

This is also why I'm not too hot on the supposed X-3's material despite everything else; it feels like it's going to rehash the exact same morals, caricatures, atmosphere and development of the original X. Chuami will probably resolve her father issues and move past her aggressiveness, just like Tidus. Yuna will probably be persuaded to not use the Final Aeon again, just like in the pilgrimage. Tidus and Yuna will probably build up their relationship again, just like the whole of X's story. It's like a complicated deja vu machine with added contrivance and drama. I'm all for seeing FFX's world again, but for goodness' sake, I want to see something different.
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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 04:40:07 pm »
yeah, I loved CC! But as CrystalofLies said, it was following a totally different plot than VII. We knew the end, but that's just about all we knew. At least everything in between was totally different. Auron Braska and Jecht are following the exact same path in the same world, ya know?? Idk, I mean I would enjoy it, but that's because I'm a huge fan of the original games... but I think the average fan would be bored, haha.

But yeah, I agree... the idea of X-3 was ALWAYS something I wanted... but after the audio drama? nahh. Not following the audio drama. Rehashing Sin would just be... disappointing. I would want a new villain... new conflicts. Not just BATTLE WITH SIN PART 2: OH BUT THIS TIME HE'S BECKONED SO HE'S DIFFERENT! Yeah, sure. xD

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2015, 08:21:03 pm »
The thing is, with the audio drama, I never got the impression that Sin was the villain of FFX-3 or that he would be relevant to the plot other than "why was  Sin beckoned"? I think that was just supposed to be a surpising twist to the drama in order to keep people tuned in for more. I could see the Sin problem being solved in the first hour of the game. There's obviously something much bigger happening.

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 08:48:47 pm »
The thing with Sin coming back reminded me of Seymour. Wasn't he the one who was obsessed with taking control of Sin to satisfy his nihilistic needs? A small group of Guado could have wished for a leader from the original bloodline, so they beckoned Seymour, who beckoned Sin... well.

As much as I abso-****-lutely love Seymour, I wouldn't want him to be back just for that.

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Re: Don't Rule Out FFX-3 Just Yet
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2015, 01:13:27 pm »
I understand the argument against  Auron, Jecht and Braska prequel, but really it's all about execution. There's enough unseen history  between the three characters to make a full game. Auron is obviously my favorite, but Braska is a very interesting unexplored character. It's too easy to say he was simply motivated by the death of his wife. He could have known far more about Yevon than he ever expressed in the Jecht spheres. Also Auron had a life before the pilgrimage with him rising through the ranks of the warrior monks. It sounds like he had a complicated friendship with Kinoc from the way he reacts to him at certain points in the game.They could deviate from traditional storytelling and make it a Russian roulette of perspectives between the three. 

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