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FFXV's cut content volume is worth bringing up again.

kiphalfton

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Square Enix screwed people with the initial release, the royal edition, the mod maker, and the DLC. A buttload of false promises they failed to deliver on.

This could have been a HUGE open world that modders helped fill in the gaps, like the elder scrolls games, but nope SE dropped all support for this game and left it to die essentially.
 
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kiphalfton

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I for one can't wait for Tabata to announce his new JRPG later this year. I've heard the working title is "It Takes One (Button)" and it's a shoo-in for multiple GotY awards.

Yeah. We even got first hand experience with some of the combat revisions. Episode Duscae 1.0 had some pretty significant differences from the actual game at release and the game seemed to just get more and more simplified with each revision.

As someone who had very little interest for FFXIII back in the day and was all about Versus XIII this is a topic that still chaps my ass.

Holding down the attack button was seriously stupid. Then the “grenade” magic attacks were awful as well. The only thing that made FFXV combat serviceable was airdance. Had they just stuck to copying Kingdom Hearts basic combat, it would have been fine.
 

TGO

Hype Train conductor. Works harder than it steams.
I mean, you don't even know what "this" even might be.

What if that person does the same shit as Luna.

That opening is just at night, you leave that date to fight mechs, they race out of the city with their car, it breaks down....

The game starts.

What if legit....thats it? So...I don't know what to say about all of this besides, we don't really know how any of that really was going to turn out, can someone not really look at the trailers of what FFXV is right now and imagine what they want from it? Lets say, as a hypothetical...what you see from FFXV right now, got delayed or something. All you saw was the trailers...you might say "i want this" not knowing how bad FFXV would turn out, so....how do you know this wasn't going to just be more of the same? This is the biggest issue I have with a lot of this btw as its not that I don't wonder myself what this would have turned out as, simply that if so much of the story was done poorly, its possible what ever was done before, was just as bad.

Why would I need a few scenes to fix 100 hours of a bad game?

So, I think you want what you thought "this" was going to be, if they ever do some directors cut in the future or remake, remaster etc and add all of that, for all we know it might be just as bad as FFXV turned out or something lol.

One day.
Okay I would like to see how this version would have played out, the world seemed slightly different to it and looks to have played slightly different.
Be interesting to see it.
I definitely like the style of it so I'm interested to see what could have been.
 
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NT80

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Is Final Fantasy 16 also in trouble the way Versus 13 was? I don't think there's been anything new shown since the gameplay reveal 2 years ago and doesn't seem like there's any new info on the horizon either.
 
It's a shame since I found the 4 mains to be great. The story I wish was more complete. I'm just not a fan of the world. I wanted a Fantasy World not Earth 2.0 with magic and monsters
 

EDMIX

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Okay I would like to see how this version would have played out, the world seemed slightly different with looks to have played slightly different

You still fight mechs in the main game, that area is still in the main game and the writer who literally wrote the story was ok with the changes as the general idea of what they had was still intact, which tells me.....what was removed might have been for the good of that game and it may have not contributed as much as many might think. I don't think Square is spending almost 10 years on this, to remove a massive amount. Look at Luna, for fuck sakes...SHE IS IN THE GAME, yet you can look at the trailers about that whole wedding thats going to happen and her character and would be dead wrong about how its executed in the final game, thus...what you saw from the actual FFXV trailers, didn't fucking magically turn into a Romantic love story for the ages.

Could one not argue, that what you saw from those Versus 13 trailers may have been just as limited on how the final game would play it if left just like that?

So because of how Luna's character and story plays out, even how the main bad guys story plays out, it seems like what you see in the trailers is simply a snippet into what the final game is actually about, one could just say the very same thing about what you saw regarding that world. Mechs are still in, you start the game during the day vs night and a love interest is in the game. So I stand by that the final game might be just as bad as what they removed lol I still like FFXV, but I don't hold onto this idea that what was cut was somehow going to massively change that game. I still wonder what it would be like, but I wondered about FFXV's story before release watching trailers of the final game and the story was still bad lol Who knows.

talk about Versus 13, here is Kingdom Heart 4 teaser trailer announced

Verum Rex is real, Versus 13 alive in KH4?

lol yea...no.

This is more forced into some fanfiction area then even the whole cut stuff from FFXV. You telling me even showing a fucking modern city is getting people to believe that shit is in the game?

Come on now man, unless they are literally telling you this, I don't see anything regarding Versus 13 or this "Verum Rex" in that KH4 teaser. I see a modern city......thats it.
 

TGO

Hype Train conductor. Works harder than it steams.
You still fight mechs in the main game, that area is still in the main game and the writer who literally wrote the story was ok with the changes as the general idea of what they had was still intact, which tells me.....what was removed might have been for the good of that game and it may have not contributed as much as many might think. I don't think Square is spending almost 10 years on this, to remove a massive amount. Look at Luna, for fuck sakes...SHE IS IN THE GAME, yet you can look at the trailers about that whole wedding thats going to happen and her character and would be dead wrong about how its executed in the final game, thus...what you saw from the actual FFXV trailers, didn't fucking magically turn into a Romantic love story for the ages.

Could one not argue, that what you saw from those Versus 13 trailers may have been just as limited on how the final game would play it if left just like that?

So because of how Luna's character and story plays out, even how the main bad guys story plays out, it seems like what you see in the trailers is simply a snippet into what the final game is actually about, one could just say the very same thing about what you saw regarding that world. Mechs are still in, you start the game during the day vs night and a love interest is in the game. So I stand by that the final game might be just as bad as what they removed lol I still like FFXV, but I don't hold onto this idea that what was cut was somehow going to massively change that game. I still wonder what it would be like, but I wondered about FFXV's story before release watching trailers of the final game and the story was still bad lol Who knows.
I don't really care about that, not really interested in changing what FFXV turned out like either.
Just curious what they had originally planned and would have liked to see it, bit like RE1.5
be interesting to see what could have been
 
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EDMIX

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I don't really care about that, not really interested in changing what FFXV turned out like either.
Just curious what they had originally planned and would have liked to see it, bit like RE1.5
be interesting to see what could have been

You'll see with the remaster ,remake, directors cut, special edition, remix, anniversary edition......1.5X lol

Knowing Square, its inevetable. They can just add all those scenes in, add all the movie stuff in order of the events thru the game etc and we can see once and for all if it was really all that we thought it was.
 
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