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<span style="color:#008000;">I finally have FFXII! My roommate and I are sharing it as a mutual Xmas gift. I started a game tonight and WOW. It appears to be a mix of FF9 and FF10 with some new stuff thrown in too.<br><br>
I'm really liking the combat system so far. I always kind of got bored with the old turn-based method (though it was more convenient if you were doing other things at the same time) but the new way seems much more exciting.<br><br><br><br>
Graphics are a big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> so far. The plot seems to be fairly well-done.<br><br><br><br>
Anybody playing XII? I know a few people here have mentioned it (ThirstyJohann and Elena99) so far so I hope they will pop in and talk about their experiences.<br><br><br><br>
I was also thinking that maybe this thread could serve as a place where we could help one another if we get stuck, or provide hints (with spoiler tags, of course. it's no fun if anything's ruined)<br><br><br><br>
Feel free to post whatever you want regarding FFXII!!</span>
 

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I haven't played any of FF games <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:"> Do you think this one is one of the best ones they've made?
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I'm scarcely even 45 min. into the game (been working on 2 computers trying to get them back up to snuff) but I can tell you that so far I really like it. The graphics are really nice and I like the live-action fight sequences as opposed to the traditional turn-based ones.<br><br>
I've played all of them since VII (with the exception of XI) and loved them all so I'm sure I will probably really enjoy this one too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></span>
 

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I'm about twenty-seven hours into the game, at Sochen Cave Place. Terrific game so far -- love the new battle system and license board. The plot isn't particularly interesting in comparison to VII or X, but the great characters make up for it.
 

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I'm not really interested in XII after X. I couldn't stand the characters and their voices in X when I was watching my boyfriend play it. It also seemed like it was just one really long cut scene after another and I'm told it was totally linear.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">X was totally easy, except for the sidequests. It took basically no time to beat the game, though. I don't think that's gonna be the story with XII, however.<br><br><br><br>
I'm still getting used to being able to pan the camera angle whereever I want, and the map.</span>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Elena99</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 are all good. Well, people complained about 8 and 10-2, but the rest are definitely good.</div>
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My friend and I got into one of our big geeky Final Fantasy conversations the other night. We decided that anyone who thought 8 wasn't good is insane <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
People complained a lot about 9, too. I just don't get it. I think people just like to complain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
So I'm gonna throw some in! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I wasn't all that fond of 10. I've seen a whole lot of it, but playing it myself, I got 3 or 4 hours into it and lost interest. Granted, if I hadn't seen my friends play so much of it before and didn't already know where it was going, I might have been more into it, but.. I kind of doubt it. Most of the characters either kind of annoyed me or REALLY annoyed me (not to mention the voice acting), and with this sort of game, if I can't get into the characters, forget it. That they made a sequel baffles me.<br><br><br><br>
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Okay but this is a FFXII thread, and I haven't played any of that, so I'm just gonna shut up now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Mayu,<br><br><br><br>
IMO, if you don't like playing blitzball, then FFX is not a fun game. For me, it all centered around blitzing. The card game sucked. Way better in FFIX. There was a distinct lack of moogles and chocobos too, which is teh suckiness.</span>
 

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Chocobos! I don't want to know how long I spent breeding and racing them. What's that evil black one's name? Finally I found the cheat so you can always beat him...<br><br><br><br>
Not to MENTION the amount of time and effort I put into defeating Ruby and Emerald Weapon, and it doesn't even matter that much. Well you do get that cool Materia.
 

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I'm not a big gamer (I've played a total of... one before now) but so far I love FFXII. I was reluctant to start a new game (I was really attached to X. I'm a dork XD) But I'm glad I did. Only a few hours in, but I know I'll like it.<br><br><br><br>
Who's ya'lls fav characters? So far it's a toss up between Fran and Balthier for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mayuko</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My friend and I got into one of our big geeky Final Fantasy conversations the other night. We decided that anyone who thought 8 wasn't good is insane <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Hmmm... I might be insane, the jury's still out. Actually, I just started playing FF8 a week or 2 ago. I was a big FF7 fan and still plan on going back to finish off a couple leftover weapons. But yeah, I'm finding it hard to get into 8, I just keep waiting for a plot. Plus I'm find whole junction shtuff a little confusing. I'm not sure if I'll finish it.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, anyways, with XII, it's not internet based, is it?<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and has anyone played Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for GameCube? I just got me a GC for Jesusmas and was wondering if I should invest the money?<br><br>
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<span style="color:#008000;">Vonder,<br><br><br><br>
FFXII is not internet-based. Thank GAWD! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I was uber-p/o'd that XI was.<br><br><br><br>
I never got too into VIII either. My roommate loved it, however. :shrug:</span>
 

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I really liked VIII. But I wouldn't have gotten through it without "coaching" from my friends about how to junction everything etc.<br><br><br><br>
I like IX a lot too, tho I haven't finished and don't know if I will. It's really cute tho <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Does everyone name their own characters or use the stock names?
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I generally use my own names. A lot of the time it's either something that I find amusing or one of my pet's names.</span>
 

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I usually use the stock name the first time around, otherwise I'll be lost if I try to use a walkthrough. Then I'll try to use a funny name like ***** or pooface.<br><br>
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<span style="color:#008000;">Okay, so here's a question. I'm not gonna use spoiler tags 'cause I don't think this is gonna ruin anything plot-wise. I'm stuck at a part of the game, right after you leave the village seeking the boy who can give you a sunstone. In the desert, you get attacked like a zillion times in a row and often double and triple teamed.<br><br>
How much did you guys fight early on in the game? I was trying to fight everything and eventually encountered some weird thing that killed both of my characters with one hit.<br><br>
Pissed me off pretty bad how unfair that is, I must say.</span>
 
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