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Final Fantasy: Spirits Within
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Posted 12/11/06
Yeah and FF7 made them very rich.
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rms4wwf wrote:


lusulpher wrote:


azrael910 wrote:

There is a logical reason for the name "Final," but I'll not deprive you of the 3 minutes of work it would take to find out that reason.


I'm one lazy bastard. I guess I'll never know.


reason why final fantasy called final fantasy taken from my good friend wiki.

By 1987, declining interest in the FDS had placed Square on the verge of bankruptcy. At approximately the same time, Square designer Hironobu Sakaguchi began work on an ambitious new fantasy role playing game for the cartridge-based Famicom, inspired in part by Enix's popular Dragon Quest (known to some in the United States as Dragon Warrior). Sakaguchi had plans to retire after the completion of the project so he named it Final Fantasy because it was his final game, although it was also going to be Square's final game. It's commonly believed that the game was named Final Fantasy because of Square and not Sakaguchi, although Sakaguchi himself has confirmed it was named because of his plans for retirement. Either way, Final Fantasy turned out to be far from Square's or Sakaguchi's last game. Final Fantasy reversed Square's lagging fortunes, and became their flagship franchise.


Thanks. But is FF that good? Everytime I played it, it was always the leveling up that made it mediocre for me, nothing but hack-and-slash training, and then overglorified super attacks, really turns me off.
But when they started making the long cutscene attacks repetitive, I just quit. It's an okay game world but it isn't that interesting. The plots are too much like soaps I used to watch.

In FF 12, they have some nice strategies,but once you set the gambits, it goes back to hack-wait-and-slash.
My college buddies actually had me playing when it reached "grind" stages! I was good at it, but I was killing everything in the game because I was pissed at the lack of control of plot!

If it is a fantasy, shouldn't I be allowed to pursue my own game goal
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Posted 12/11/06

lusulpher wrote:


rms4wwf wrote:


lusulpher wrote:


azrael910 wrote:

There is a logical reason for the name "Final," but I'll not deprive you of the 3 minutes of work it would take to find out that reason.


I'm one lazy bastard. I guess I'll never know.


reason why final fantasy called final fantasy taken from my good friend wiki.

By 1987, declining interest in the FDS had placed Square on the verge of bankruptcy. At approximately the same time, Square designer Hironobu Sakaguchi began work on an ambitious new fantasy role playing game for the cartridge-based Famicom, inspired in part by Enix's popular Dragon Quest (known to some in the United States as Dragon Warrior). Sakaguchi had plans to retire after the completion of the project so he named it Final Fantasy because it was his final game, although it was also going to be Square's final game. It's commonly believed that the game was named Final Fantasy because of Square and not Sakaguchi, although Sakaguchi himself has confirmed it was named because of his plans for retirement. Either way, Final Fantasy turned out to be far from Square's or Sakaguchi's last game. Final Fantasy reversed Square's lagging fortunes, and became their flagship franchise.


Thanks. But is FF that good? Everytime I played it, it was always the leveling up that made it mediocre for me, nothing but hack-and-slash training, and then overglorified super attacks, really turns me off.
But when they started making the long cutscene attacks repetitive, I just quit. It's an okay game world but it isn't that interesting. The plots are too much like soaps I used to watch.

In FF 12, they have some nice strategies,but once you set the gambits, it goes back to hack-wait-and-slash.
My college buddies actually had me playing when it reached "grind" stages! I was good at it, but I was killing everything in the game because I was pissed at the lack of control of plot!

If it is a fantasy, shouldn't I be allowed to pursue my own game goal


Your complaints could be applied to pretty much every JRPG ever made. Do you even like JRPGs at all?
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Posted 12/11/06

lusulpher wrote:


rms4wwf wrote:


lusulpher wrote:


azrael910 wrote:

There is a logical reason for the name "Final," but I'll not deprive you of the 3 minutes of work it would take to find out that reason.


I'm one lazy bastard. I guess I'll never know.


reason why final fantasy called final fantasy taken from my good friend wiki.

By 1987, declining interest in the FDS had placed Square on the verge of bankruptcy. At approximately the same time, Square designer Hironobu Sakaguchi began work on an ambitious new fantasy role playing game for the cartridge-based Famicom, inspired in part by Enix's popular Dragon Quest (known to some in the United States as Dragon Warrior). Sakaguchi had plans to retire after the completion of the project so he named it Final Fantasy because it was his final game, although it was also going to be Square's final game. It's commonly believed that the game was named Final Fantasy because of Square and not Sakaguchi, although Sakaguchi himself has confirmed it was named because of his plans for retirement. Either way, Final Fantasy turned out to be far from Square's or Sakaguchi's last game. Final Fantasy reversed Square's lagging fortunes, and became their flagship franchise.


Thanks. But is FF that good? Everytime I played it, it was always the leveling up that made it mediocre for me, nothing but hack-and-slash training, and then overglorified super attacks, really turns me off.
But when they started making the long cutscene attacks repetitive, I just quit. It's an okay game world but it isn't that interesting. The plots are too much like soaps I used to watch.

In FF 12, they have some nice strategies,but once you set the gambits, it goes back to hack-wait-and-slash.
My college buddies actually had me playing when it reached "grind" stages! I was good at it, but I was killing everything in the game because I was pissed at the lack of control of plot!

If it is a fantasy, shouldn't I be allowed to pursue my own game goal



Which FFs have you played on?
I am a long time FF fan (( well ok, maybe not ancient, but I've played almost all the FFs, FF7 was my first and I was... *thinks* I dunno, 8 or something then? *can't remember when it was realised* )) And on some of the games leveling up and general battling bores the hell out of me, and I end up running away alot because I can't be bothered xP
But on a few of the games I really enjoy the battling :P

Anyway...Back on topic.
I really like SW, it may not be your typical FF, and maybe they should've given it a different name to make it less disapointing for some fans, but I think it has a great storyline which really isn't that confusing ^.^ (( I got what was going on when I first saw it and that was when I was....ahhh, don't make me figure out my age again @.@;; ))
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as much as i love Final Fantasy....that movie sucked balls.
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I kinda expected something to do with the Final Fantasy storyline when I first heard about it. Then, when I first watched it, I was really disappointed.

I watched it a second time when they screened it on TV and I actually liked the movie. The storyline is not bad. And the graphics are really good. It really looks as if the main character were real.

It isn't that bad.
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Posted 12/19/06
Got a slightly unique POV here: I had never seen nor heard any details of the FF games before seeing the movie. (Why not? Dunno really...) So I had no idea what to expect.

So my initial, unsullied impressions were:
Premise: reasonably fresh, reasonably sound.
Plot: the backstory limped a little, the overall plot concept was as original as Star Wars' (ie. not very, but still worth using).
Characters: Dull. Only a couple are even vaguely memorable, and I really couldn't care less whether most of them lived or died.
Graphics: Good for the time.
Action: mostly pretty good.
Overall: nothing outstanding, but it's not a complete waste of time. Save for when there's nothing better to do.

I must admit, though, I hate the concept of producing your own story (usually a film), then adding a few distinctive character names, concepts and a title from someone else's well-established and popular work (usually a book) because that way it sells more (I, Robot is a prime example). However, if it's the same person/group writing both, it's a different matter, and I'm prepared to let the work stand on its own merits. I can see why many real FF fans feel badly cheated, because it really has no connection to the games at all (I've seen some of them since), but as far as I'm concerned it's a reasonably good movie.
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Posted 12/19/06
It looked great on screen, but I just thought the story was average.
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'Final Fantasy`: Spirits Within'.... was a good movie.... but the reason they called it Final Fantasy... was to sell tickets. But, the movie did not sell and it screwed up royally. People who say, it's childish to rate a movie based on the name of the movie, must be dillusional. If you were told that BATMAN movie was out, and all you saw was Robin talking about Batman. But, Batman was no where to be found, you would be pissed off too.

The only thing good about the movie was 'James Woods'... If it was called something else it probbably would be a decent film.
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Posted 12/19/06
Did not live up to the hype
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Posted 12/19/06
i think that it was the fisrt cgi movie that was made so realistic and breathtaking ... the story was briliant and the whole idea was amasing ... i love it ... and i preffer it that advent children , advent children was more likely fan made , than movie for the masses ...
p.s. which remind of appleseed which is the first cell shading cgi , that used the cell shading technoly in its full bloom
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Posted 12/19/06
I'm a big Final Fantasy fan, but that film sucked monkey ass. I hated that they made Ben Affleck into a cgi charakter and let his bad acting destroy the Final Fantasy Universe, he was the true evil.
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Posted 12/19/06
sad sad day when ben affleck is in a final fantasy
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Posted 12/21/06
I hate Spirits Within...I LOVE Advent Children
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Posted 12/31/07
This was a great movie. The graphix kicked ass. I loved the story line so much.
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