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Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Hyro-Sama, Dec 18, 2012.
You can watch it here.
It's fucking hilarious.
*Spoony boots up FFXIII. 5 minutes later...*
hopefully after the whole twitter tirade his ego would deflate just enough so that we'll get to see good ol' Spoony and his traditional angry reviews on a regular schedule
Ah, good to see him back on the Final Fantasy reviews; those are always a blast. I'd like to see him get a more defined, concrete schedule...
Sphere Grid was confusing? I loved the Sphere Grid. But I agree with this review entirely. Pretty much exactly how I feel about the game. (BTW I love FFX), but FFXIII was complete shit.
Pretty much my reaction... I gotta give this game a fair trial... but from what I heard, read and seen so-far, I'm really not looking forward to it.
Part 2 has arrived.
Watching this to know exactly how bad FFXIII really was.
Hahahah, didn't laugh like that in a while
Lets just say it's not as amazing as everyone makes it out to be. I literally just played it last week cuz it was practically the only legit game I could spend a lot of time on for the PS3.
The review was pretty funny though, I've seen a few Spoony videos but this kinda makes me wanna watch more .
This is exactly why I turn off my brain when i play games now. it seems so few devs can make a rpg based on a good story any more. the first FF13 did have a good story. It just was never presented well and we were given some damn encyclopaedia to compensate for the lack of narrative which couldn't even get fleshed out cause the story given to us, in it's entirety is contained in mini movies. The only way to get more story is to walk down a set path without having anyone talk in a way that would give you more information. Heck if they had skits, a la the tales series, the story could have been salvaged cause we could get both background info AND character development through them..
I played through this game cause the concept was good enough for me to want to want the characters to succeed but it was a pity completion. since hearing of it's sequels I have washed my hands of it as the game finished in a self containing way and I'd rather not delve deeper into what feels like a forced continuation.
then again i feel ff as a whole has been poorly made since 10 despite it's amazing amount of polish.
Part III has arisen.
Another good review - Let's just hope we don't have to wait another half a year for the next part.
Im playing through FFXIII right now as I picked up XIII-2 recently for £5 new so decided to play through them ready for Lightning Returns.
I can see why people didn't like it but personally I think it is great!
When it first came out I only played the first disc on 360 and just agreed with everyone that it sucked but now I've given it a chance I really like it
I hear XIII-2 is even better and with X/X-2HD coming its a real FF year for me!
As for this guys review (never heard of him) he comes of as a bit of an idiot and some of his points are just not true at all. Also why so late with the review? I think he is just trolling FF for hits!
lol, I remember picking up God of War 3 over this game, and when I later played FF13, I was so glad I made that decision. They better not screw up Versus otherwise I'm pretty much done with FF.
To be fair Spoony has been around for a while and has done reviews for FFVIII, FFX, and FFX-2 as well as other games and movies. His style is always rather brash.
As for why it's so late, he's always working on plenty of things, he keeps up regular vlogs on just stuff, has a vlog on pen and paper games (called Countermonkey). Plus these videos take a lot of video capture, editing, stuff like that. He rarely reviews games as they come out.
Spoony likes to unmask certain issues prevalent in contemporary JRPG games which often make them a chore to play. Read what you've just written - you had to go through the first disc to actually draw some enjoyment from the game - that's not a good sign.
Oh, I can already hear the "but RPG's in general take time to fully immerse the player in the game world" coming my way - no they bloody don't, I know numerous great RPG's and JRPG's which don't take anywhere between 20 and 100 hours to get to the point, you should enjoy the game from the get-go.
I'd also like to point out that in an epoch of fascination with the idea of a sandbox world, "The Final Hallway" is pretty inexcusable in its linearity. When your RPG or JRPG has the linearity of a Rail Shooter, you just know something's wrong.
Spoony's not trolling, he's merely voicing out his opinion on what he finds wrong in the game - it's creative criticism. He doesn't just say "this sucks, don't buy this game" - he states what's wrong with it and why, sometimes even how certain aspects could be improved. It's a very pleasant watch in my opinion.
To be fair though it doesn't even come of as a review like Angry Joe (who I like) this is just complete over anaylsis of a video game. You could talk as he does about FFXIII with like 99% of scifi/fantasy games.
Like when he says Snow can take 100s of bullets but then gets knocked out from one punch from Fang... Well Fang is a L'Cie and therefore uber powerful.
He has some valid points but to me he just comes across as a big kid nitpicking and mocking every small thing in the game. I could do the same quite easily with some board game he plays but I wouldn't because I'm not 10 years old.
Honestly I find his review a little overcritical at points.
I have played FFXIII and actually enjoyed it and I certainly know it wasn't the greatest, and while he certainly makes good points when pointing out issues with the game, he also pokes at things that really don't matter. It feels like he's like a kid that constantly asks why.
I hope it's just him trying to be funny.
So... being critical about something automatically makes you childish? He raises a few good points and of course he's sometimes nitpicking, that's his style - the "review" is supposed to be entertaining first and foremost.