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Your favorite lore through all the FF's (Possible Spoilers)Follow

#1 Jan 23 2011 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I am curious...what are some of the stories you guys enjoy in the series?

And what about the story intrigues you in FFXIV?

I would have to say my favorite would be Maidin Sari in IX. I really enjoyed the summoners wall and how Eiko and Garnet were from the same tribe and could both summon.

I havn't gotten far in 14, but I started in Gridania, and I am really intersted in seeing as to how my character and the two from the starting cutscene made the woods mad.


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#2 Jan 23 2011 at 10:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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FFVI and steam punk. Good mix of fantasy and believable sci-fi, my first time seeing something like that too. From the trailers you would think FFXIV would be about the same... but... oh well sometime the down the road maybe.

#3 Jan 24 2011 at 12:50 AM Rating: Good
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Mine would be Xenogears. Now i know it isn't FF, but it is Squaresoft. Xenogears has the greatest story I have ever seen in a RPG. If you have never played it, I don't want to ruin anything, but the people that have played it will agree that the twists and turns in the plot and the sudden OMG moments are......just amazing. I can't think of any other words then that for that game. That being said, go buy xenogears!
#4 Jan 24 2011 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Star Ocean: until the End of time (since you mentioned the child SE sold off..) had the last completely original storyline of any game on the market. Not going to spoil it for ya'll though.

As far as the FF games go, I personally like VI's main plotline as well. Sure, it pretty much has been done to **** and back since then, but Kefka is the single greatest villain ever. He was pretty much the last true villain in the series. He did what he did not because he was emo (VII, XI), sad(VII, XIII, XI, etc), angry (IX, XI,), felt like he was doing the right thing (XII) , wanted the heroes to kill them (XIII), or wanted to bang some time-bending witch (VIII). He did it because he wanted to, and was having the time of his life (and godhood) while he destroyed and remade the world.
#5 Jan 24 2011 at 2:20 AM Rating: Good
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Oh man, I loved Star Ocean: until the end of time. That game had a great story with a great twist. The latest one on the 360 had elements of a good story, like for example how they played off actual scientific theories and such when making parts of their sci fi settings. But there were a lot of flaws, especially in the character development department... Was still a good game though. Probably the 2nd best rpg this gen next to ToV.

As for the FF series... I know this sounds like a cliche fanboy, but FFVII was probably my favorite offline FF game. Everything about it was just amazing for it's time. The characters were some of my favorite of any game to date, (with my favorite being torn between cloud and red XIII) the story was really good, with a very classic feel of the good guy underdogs vs. the big evil machine of shinra. The materia/mako thing as well as the weapons, summons, etc. were all implemented very well into the game and story. And the actual gameplay was almost peerless, especially considering it was all done on the original playstation. And despite the whole post ffvii atmosphere ruining it by over doing it, you have to admit that back in the day, jenova/sephiroth made for one of the better villains out there.

As for FFXI, I also really liked the lore in that game. They did a very good job on it, and it really felt like a robust digital world was layed out for you to explore. FFXIV has a long way to go before it's ready to fill the shoe prints that FFXI has left, but I think it will get there eventually.. They have a solid foundation in place, they just need to build on it, but it will certainly take a lot of time and dev hours to get there, so let's just hope that SE has the follow through, and can manage it without compromising the integrity of what sets the FF mmo reputation apart from all those other hack and slash mmos.

The thing with lore in games, is that if the story is going to hype something up as a super powerful villain, and then when you fight him he's a cinch, it just kind of kills it... For example, I remember in FFXI when some friends and I got to the mission where you found out about that guy from jeuno being evil, and you had to fight him. I've heard how much easier that fight is now, but back then, he was pretty **** fierce... You watched the cinema, got all ready for a fight, and then had to go toe to toe with this evil traitor knight in shining white armor, and he would oneshot the bejebus out of you with his weaponskills if you weren't careful. A tough fight really adds weight to the story... So far in FFXIV, not much of the lore has stuck with me, because you just kind of breeze through it. They talk all big, and then you fight a couple easy prey trash mobs, and it's over... Like wth, they could have sent a couple lone troops to take care of that, why all the fuss...

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#6 Jan 24 2011 at 2:21 AM Rating: Good
I'd have to think about a favorite storyline or segment, but I do have a favorite scene. It's in FFVII, on the first trip to the north crater on disc II. The Shinra big wigs are all discussing something in a room in the crater, and a giant eye opens up on one of the walls. Instead of everyone running away in terror (which would be the natural response), they calmly discuss Hojo's theory about Weapons.
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