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Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:26 pm
by Starbreaker
jiggles wrote:Balthier was supposed to be the protagonist originally. But Vagrant Story not being a sales hit caused the execs at Square to force Matsuno to switch to Vaan because they wanted something more marketable to Japanese teens than another middle-aged man of experience.


I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be Basch (but for the reasons you mentioned).

Excellent, excellent news. The battle system in XII is pure majesty, probably the pinnacle of the series. Such a fantastic blend between seeming more action oriented whilst still holding a firm core of FF turn based tradition. 

Shame the story was utter garbage. We want Basch for main protagonist! 

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:29 pm
by Roonmastor
Everyone knows you just stomach Vaan until you can play as Balthier

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:30 pm
by Met
I honestly forget Penelo is in it and only remember Vaan because he's the quintessential tag-along protagonist that keeps getting brought up.

I also remember using Vaan to scout out the licence board for things, taking the cheapest path through it to find useful things for other members.

Probably the worst way to play, but it worked...somewhat.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:35 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
I got bored of his back in the day. It just didn't click and I never got round to finishing it but I can say the same about IX and X as I didn't really like/finish those at the time either but later went back years later and loved them so I'm hoping the same will be true with XII.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:05 pm
by Cyburn2
For some reason I skipped this, had Revenant Wings on the DS which was a sequel of sorts.

Need to put this on my to wait for and get list.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:25 pm
by Venom’s Christmas Carol
Lovely! I've been waiting for this one. This was one of the first game i played on my launch PS3, which had PS2 backwards compatibility - but the cut-scenes were borked. What I played I really enjoyed. Fran is sexy although Vaan is a bit too girly looking. This is just a HD remake right? I'm just wondering why it has the Zodiac moniker.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:27 pm
by Rubix
Day one!

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Alongside FF7 this was my favorite of the series :wub:

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:17 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
Venom wrote:Lovely! I've been waiting for this one. This was one of the first game i played on my launch PS3, which had PS2 backwards compatibility - but the cut-scenes were borked. What I played I really enjoyed. Fran is sexy although Vaan is a bit too girly looking. This is just a HD remake right? I'm just wondering why it has the Zodiac moniker.


Probably a HD remaster of the Japan only Zodiac Job System version.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:46 pm
by Banjo
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
Venom wrote:Lovely! I've been waiting for this one. This was one of the first game i played on my launch PS3, which had PS2 backwards compatibility - but the cut-scenes were borked. What I played I really enjoyed. Fran is sexy although Vaan is a bit too girly looking. This is just a HD remake right? I'm just wondering why it has the Zodiac moniker.


Probably a HD remaster of the Japan only Zodiac Job System version.


That is the case. It's arguably the main attraction to this remaster for me, I've heard good things about the revised version.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:10 am
by Vishvanath
Can't wait

One of my favourite games ever

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:08 pm
by Schumi
https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/5788-final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age

So the trophy list for this has gone live on Sony's servers.

Still no actual word of a release date though.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:18 pm
by Jamo3103
Never got round to this one on PS2 and always wanted to play it so I'm definitely looking forward to this release, as others have said, it's about time!

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:06 am
by jawafour
It's launching on 11 July and it's looking good.







Oh, and if you want to get really in-depth about how this Zodiac Age version differs from the original Western release, watch on...


Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:09 am
by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge
I was going to rent this until I saw all the freaking target lines on the combat screen. Kinda put me off from wanting to get into it. I am open to being convinced to change my mind.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:33 pm
by Schumi
Saint of Killers wrote:I was going to rent this until I saw all the freaking target lines on the combat screen. Kinda put me off from wanting to get into it. I am open to being convinced to change my mind.

Pretty sure you can turn the lines off in the menu if you want? Though I might be wrong, been 10 years since I played this.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:38 am
by Vishvanath
Day One

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:52 am
by Slayerx
Can't wait this is arguably my second favourite game in the series :)

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:24 am
by Sleighamorph
I remember way back when the PS2 version first came out I could never get past a section near the start of the game where you were supposed to just run away from someone through several screens, but they kept catching up to me and killing me so I couldn't progress.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:08 pm
by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge
Schumi wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:I was going to rent this until I saw all the freaking target lines on the combat screen. Kinda put me off from wanting to get into it. I am open to being convinced to change my mind.

Pretty sure you can turn the lines off in the menu if you want? Though I might be wrong, been 10 years since I played this.


Starbreaker wrote:
jiggles wrote:Balthier was supposed to be the protagonist originally. But Vagrant Story not being a sales hit caused the execs at Square to force Matsuno to switch to Vaan because they wanted something more marketable to Japanese teens than another middle-aged man of experience.


I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be Basch (but for the reasons you mentioned).

Excellent, excellent news. The battle system in XII is pure majesty, probably the pinnacle of the series. Such a fantastic blend between seeming more action oriented whilst still holding a firm core of FF turn based tradition. 

Shame the story was utter garbage. We want Basch for main protagonist! 


'kay :roll: Looks like I'll be giving this a go.

Re: Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age trailer | HD Remaster PS4

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:08 pm
by Starbreaker
There's a good girl. Who's a good girl? YOU'RE a good girl.

Definitely psyched for this. Fairly sure it'll be my timesink of the year and I'm including Horizon in that.