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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #360 on: August 15, 2014, 05:04:27 am »
It makes me wonder if Nojima went on a fanfiction-binge before writing this novella. I've read fanfiction that have the exact same set-ups as this, with either Yuna ignoring Tidus or Tidus sucking at blitzball because he was in an underwater coma for two years. In fact, I think Tidus was still doing stuff in the Farplane during X-2, like at the end of Chapter 3 when you whistle in the Farplane to summon him. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Nojima became a closeted Tidus-hater after penning FFX and X-2. It would explain why he's just bombarding his character with tragedies, out-of-place dialogue and basically turned him into one big plot-device magnet. He's pretty much making Yuna look like a Mary Sue in comparison. At least in X-2.5, he got one good night with Yuna... before his life went to chaos.

And what's with this 'we're not making X-3' thing? Are we just meant to assume that Spira's screwed? Is Tidus going to resolve things with Yuna? Is Yuna gonna do the you-know-what with Kurgum and make Tidus into a serial killer? We need closure on this thing! You know Nojima, if you wanted a positive fan response, you shouldn't have thrown all of these Twilight Zone-like twists and plots into it. If you weren't sure that you were gonna continue it, you should have ended the drama on an ambiguous note instead of an inevitable foreboding atmosphere. You said that the novella and drama were to say that Sin will always be a part of Spira, so the spiral essentially will never be broken no matter how hard people try? Gee, so much for X-2's ending. ._.

How about this for an audio drama: exploring our main character's lives after X-2, as well as watching Tidus and Yuna's growing romance. (GROWING romance. Not that pathetic cop-out Yuna had in X-2.5.) What if I had a plan for a sequel but I wasn't sure if it would work out? At the end, have somebody announce to the characters that something big is going on, and end it as soon as they have their first reactions. Leave it indistinguishable as a good thing or a bad thing, so I don't accidentally back-pedal on what was implied.

Yeesh, I'm sorry for the rant there.

Anyway, along with Grellotine trying to get her friend to translate some of the novel, I found another person on the Final Fantasy subreddit. He's fluent in Japanese, and while he doesn't have the book on hand, he probably asked some of his relatives in Japan to get it for him. Not all hope is lost yet, I think.
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #361 on: August 26, 2014, 08:23:51 pm »
Providing a resuscitation is fine by me.

I haven't checked in for over a month; thought you guys would have long left. There's no more hype about it anymore. People seem to have forgotten, or moved on.
Which is sad.
I don't think the games deserve that kind of treatment, but Nojima did hit us into left field with all of this.


Well, either way.
I personally don't think they're done with Nojima's optimism for a new game. His wacky ideas they're fed up with, but the potential for a new game seems too ripe to dismiss already, especially seeing the success of the HD remaster.
It'd be the perfect introduction...


basic business would warrant some type of follow-up, especially when a creator is interested in continuation, so I won't fold my cards just yet.


With solid translations, more people and a hint of hype from SE, maybe we really can breathe life back in here.

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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #362 on: August 27, 2014, 10:57:33 am »
Things aren't really looking good on my end, my friend doesn't seem interested at all in the translation anymore. But I have more friends who are studying Japanese at university. Doesn't look good, but I'll see what I can do. A solid translation is exactly what we need right now.

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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #363 on: August 31, 2014, 11:18:27 am »
It makes me sad that this forum is so dead already, why SE can't give an announcement of the continuation of this? I mean, its been already a year since they announced the audio drama. And they have to continue the story, they can't just leave the story with the romance in crisis and Sin about to destroy Spira again! I just hope the TGS is our hope for us to know new news of FFX-3.
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #364 on: September 18, 2014, 02:42:51 pm »
Whoa-hoa! Is there a party going on or something? What's with all the guests all of a sudden?

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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #365 on: September 19, 2014, 05:41:22 pm »
They all want to know what the **** is up with the translation without having to converse.

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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #366 on: September 26, 2014, 01:46:42 pm »
Hey guys !

If you really want to know the truth about this novella, I may give you what you seek for, because Lumen Editions will publish it in France in December. I will read it carefully and give you all the answers. But if you know well my native langage, feel free to buy it and read it yourself !  ;)


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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #367 on: September 26, 2014, 02:30:07 pm »
Oh, please do! We need all the help we can get.
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #368 on: September 29, 2014, 03:49:01 pm »
Oh well... I just take a new look at this thread and It seems I missed some posts while I was absent (the truth is that I am following it since the beginning).

But don't worry, you will know everything in December. Lumen has not officially announced the novella yet, but I know that it will be published on 12/04/2014 (4th December).

But don't expect me to translate the novella, it is too much (but I can translate some important passages). I will answer all of your questions and give you the most important informations. My english is not very good but sufficient for you to understand. And of course, if you understand my langage, buy the novella !  ;D

By the way... Am I the only French here ?

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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #369 on: September 29, 2014, 04:11:51 pm »
I speak a tiny bit of French, but definitely not enough to warrant a translation.

Seeing as how it's getting a French translation, there's probably hope that there's gonna be an English translation as well... though I doubt it.

What I want to know about the most is Tidus' 'bizarre' behaviour after his revival. What kind of dialogue he has and what he does that warrants Yuna to break away from him. Also we definitely need confirmation on Tidus' sudden perverted behaviour: that's probably the most controversial part. Especially the part where he pretty much admitted that he, uh... polished his Caladbolg to her at one point if you know what I mean. Some more information on Ifernal and Kushu would be appreciated as well.

I'd also like to see confirmation if he really does contemplate murdering Besaid's village elders. That's just plain creepy and not like Tidus at all.
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #370 on: September 29, 2014, 04:34:55 pm »
Is Sorax truthful ? I mean... I don't imagine Nojima talking about Tidus' Caladbolg - as you say  ;D - so... 'abruptly'

About the translation, be aware that Lumen is a french publisher - they published "FFVII On the way to a smile" in april, "FFXIII Episode Zero -Promise-" in august (and finally FFX-2.5 in December). So yeah... I don't think you will see a english translation so soon...

Do you have an 'official' publisher in UK/US ? (for FF novellas I mean)



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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #371 on: October 22, 2014, 05:16:43 am »
Hey guys ! The official announcement is here !

-> https://www.facebook.com/1442843972617842/photos/a.1442846222617617.1073741828.1442843972617842/1551176761784562/?type=1&theater



So, the title is "Le prix de l'éternité" (So I assume "Eternal Cost" is the right title ?)
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #372 on: October 22, 2014, 10:27:05 am »
Hm, 'le prix de l'eternite' is literally 'the price of eternity'. But like some other translator said, that doesn't really make sense in a European/Western language. Whereas 'Eternal Cost' would make more sense regarding the overall story of the novel, which is both Tidus having to accept the fact that Spira has moved on without him, and Yuna having to deal with Tidus' changes which she pretty much brought onto him.

It's not too far from release either! Hopefully we'll get some answers soon.
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #373 on: October 23, 2014, 05:19:11 am »
Wooh someone post information in a "bull-s-h-i-t" way, on a new thread on neogaf (dealing with the novella), and everyone follows this thing. What a bunch of morons !  >:(
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Re: The Novella: Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eternal Cost~
« Reply #374 on: October 23, 2014, 09:57:26 am »
Really? Can you link it?
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