The lights are on
The GI show is back, with discussion on two of the year's first big releases. First up is Final Fantasy XIII-2, the controversial followup to the already controversial Final Fantasy XIII. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by lifelong FF fantatics Phil Kollar, Joe Juba, and Andy Reiner. Joe and Phil have played the game extensively, while Reiner, feeling as though Final Fantasy has lost its allure, hasn't played it at all. This mix leads to some interesting discussion about the game's strengths and considerable weaknesses, as well as speculation about what Square Enix should do to right the ship. In the second segment, Matt is joined by Dan Ryckert and -- for the first time -- GI video editor Jason Oestreicher. Both are huge Soulcalibur fans and have a lot to say about the excellent new sequel in the series.
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ahhh, the GI show. a much anticipated part of my thursdays
If FF13-2 is as insane as some of the songs on its soundtrack (I'm looking at you Crazy Chocobo), then I think I might really like it. At some point I stopped hating the FF13 story and just went with the ridiculosity :)
I listen on my ride to work on Fridays. However I'm sitting in front of SC5, it was waiting for me at work since Tuesday while I've been sick at home. I might need to listen while watching my Thursday night shows to get my fix. Trying to wait until 10, but I'm sleepy as sin....
After watching the stream earlier this week, I want to buy both of these games. ^_^
Sweet, new podcast talking about SC V and XIII-2! This is going to a good listen tonight :)
2 more weeks to go baby
Oooh, now THIS should be interesting.
I may be the only one, but i still love my final fantasy with menus
Final Fantasy has turned into a rent-only series.
Thanks for your thoughts regarding Final Fantasy guys. I've been pretty disappointed with JRPGs this generation. There are bright spots, but I think overall something needs to change.
*SHAMELESS PLUG* I just wrote about the state of the JRPG in my blog recently, within the limited scope of my opinion. Check it out! www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/breadloser_blog/archive/2012/01/28/do-i-really-want-to-play-another-japanese-rpg.aspx