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#1 Aug 27 2013 at 9:15 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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Here's an idea to raise a ton of quick cash.

Sell a "Skip All Cutscenes" (including new character creation) item.

Make it a perma "buff" that you could turn off if you choose or you could leave it on endlessly.


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#2 Aug 27 2013 at 9:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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This is a Final Fantasy game, why are you playing it of you're not paying attention to the cutscenes?
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#3vahlmyth, Posted: Aug 27 2013 at 9:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If I want mediocre fantasy writing I have endless choices I can load on to my Kindle.
#4 Aug 27 2013 at 9:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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vahlmyth wrote:
Catwho wrote:
This is a Final Fantasy game, why are you playing it of you're not paying attention to the cutscenes?


If I want mediocre fantasy writing I have endless choices I can load on to my Kindle.

Then maybe you should do that?
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#5 Aug 27 2013 at 9:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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That was a serious question, though. The Final Fantasy series has always been beloved because of the strength of its storylines. For FFXI, all the usual "MMO" type things were simply accessories to unlocking a very deep and very satisfying series of stories. While the game series did have a few genuine innovations over the years for gameplay (the invention of Active Time Battle bars come to mind), it's really been known for it's ground breaking efforts to twist hardware into storytelling efforts. FF6 is as much remembered for having an "opera" about 3/4 of the way through as it is ATB!

If you've made 2-3 characters then yeah, I can see getting tired of the same handful of major intro cutscenes. But that's why I made my three characters in three different cities, so there's less overlap.

I guess to me skipping the cutscenes is like picking the pepperoni and cheese off a pizza. Sure, it's still pizza, but most of the flavor is gone.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#6 Aug 27 2013 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I think he's implying that the cutscenes are not up to par, not that he doesn't like cutscenes.

Some are good, some are really boring or unnecessary.

I still haven't skipped any, though... just in case I miss something.

Edited, Aug 27th 2013 11:28pm by Killua125
#7 Aug 27 2013 at 9:28 PM Rating: Good
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Then why miss the good ones?

I agree that the voice acting is god awful so I switched it to Japanese and it's a lot more bearable for me now.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#8 Aug 27 2013 at 9:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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revenue ideas here's a few ACTUAL MERCHANDISE
OST soundtrack GIMME
artbook GIMME
Keychains/watches/backpacks/posters/stickers/silk wall scrolls/ Silly hats we need hats seriously
Tshirts of all sizes proclaiming your love - in a few weeks when the 1017 is but a mere memory, have a shirt that says I survived 1017 on the front and the back say FFXIV ARR///My other mount's a chocobo///Geyshal Brand pickels on the front with a chocobo on the back///A black tshirt that has Bahamut using meteor from end of an era on the front, and the back say Final Fantasy XIV-A Realm Reborn

just bored add to the list of things youd actually buy
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#9 Aug 27 2013 at 9:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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Silvyrmist wrote:
revenue ideas here's a few ACTUAL MERCHANDISE
OST soundtrack GIMME
artbook GIMME
Keychains/watches/backpacks/posters/stickers/silk wall scrolls/ Silly hats we need hats seriously
Tshirts of all sizes proclaiming your love - in a few weeks when the 1017 is but a mere memory, have a shirt that says I survived 1017 on the front and the back say FFXIV ARR///My other mount's a chocobo///Geyshal Brand pickels on the front with a chocobo on the back///A black tshirt that has Bahamut using meteor from end of an era on the front, and the back say Final Fantasy XIV-A Realm Reborn

just bored add to the list of things youd actually buy


How about a Polo shirt with the little Dalamund instead of an alligator of a horsey? Then I could wear it to work and roll my eyes at everyone who doesn't know what it is and nod knowingly at someone who does!
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#10 Aug 27 2013 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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GO PLAY ANOTHER GAME.
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#11 Aug 27 2013 at 9:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Final Fantasy 14 pfft you've probably never heard of it /sips on fancy *** coffee I can't pronounce much less afford.
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#12 Aug 27 2013 at 9:47 PM Rating: Good
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Silvyrmist wrote:
Final Fantasy 14 pfft you've probably never heard of it /sips on fancy *** coffee I can't pronounce much less afford.

While looking down nose and reading something in a language you don't speak? Lmao!!
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Edited, Aug 27th 2013 8:48pm by LebargeX
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#13 Aug 27 2013 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Killua125 wrote:
I think he's implying that the cutscenes are not up to par, not that he doesn't like cutscenes.

Some are good, some are really boring or unnecessary.

I still haven't skipped any, though... just in case I miss something.

Edited, Aug 27th 2013 11:28pm by Killua125


Actually I find the vast majority of cutscenes in video games poorly written/produced and add little, if anything, to the actual game.

I chalk up the increased use of cutscenes and voice acting to development companies thinking they're some sort of indie art houses instead of game producers.

Occasionally decent voice acting will be done (like in Skyrim) but for the most part the story/writing appears to be done by some guy they found at the nearby Starbuck's who hangs out "writing" on his MacBook.

Homer Simpson once said "I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming"..

The corollary for games would be "I like my video produced by Hollywood, my writing done by authors and my games made by **game** developers"..

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