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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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Only 2 more episodes til #100! Anybody have ideas on what they should to commemorate the occasion?
Great episode you guys, and I'm extremely excited to pick up Soulcalibur 5 as soon as I get some money. Should be around Monday or so.
I'm going to make so much stupid stuff with the character creator! ^_^
Despite the story I'm liking 13-2 so far, I kinda started thinking honestly all FF's story plots are ridiculous so I think 13-2's isn't that bad, besides having a chocobo in party is just *** lol
The thing is, when was the last time a Final Fantasy game had a heavily armored knight? An old school black mage? A red mage? A monk or fighter? It's all J-pop and pretty boys now and I am completely disinterested. There's no Cecil, no Rydia, no Auron, no Vivi, no Barret. I see the most recent games characters and they all look like one big JRPG stereotype, especially XIII, half dressed and not an ugly one in the bunch.
Good game. I agree with either releasing a new numbered Final Fantasy that's great or rebooting the series. Whatever its future, I will support it to the fullest.
Final Fantasy games simply need to get BETTER STORYLINES and BETTER WRITING to get back to the "juggernaut game series" status. The quality of writing has severely dropped ever since Final Fantasy XII. Get that going again, and the success will follow.
loved ff 12 but men Square doooo something dont do this anymore, have meeeeee!!! have meee to work for you and youll see money coming up on its own to your wallets!!
Just give me Kingdom Hearts 3 already!
You know I watched it because I am going to complain that the end was cut off, at least for me.
"oops, don't have time to fix the story; time travel" that had me chuckling.
Great show as usual.
They need to remake Final Fantasy VII! The best FF I'd ever played.
Trying to finally catch up of my podcasts. Great GI show guys! I still have yet to check out FF XII-2 and SC5. I plan to within the next month or so.
I still don't see myself getting 13-2... 10-2 was weird enough.
(sigh) The first FF game I never truly care about getting. 13 fooled me long enough to anticipate. . . SOMETHING from it. Raise your hand if you had dreams about Lightning's feather costume. . .