So many journals about the new DA front page and I'm still not seeing the difference.
I heard there is a 'fair exposure system' going on but I don't really see it happening? Lol but then again I wouldn't notice the new page much since I hardly ever go there.. I usually find new artworks/artists via others' favourites. :3
I just saw magazine scans over at FF-XIII.net
and... hmmmmmmm. Can't say I'm too thrilled about the game because the characters don't seem to look very interesting. : Just more Cloud and Roxas lookalikes. I can't read Japanese so I don't know any in-depth information yet but I see so much resemblence of previous Final Fantasy characters in these new ones......
And then there is FF Versus XIII - I still don't know what it's about or what its relation to FF13 is.
There are so many series, mini series, sequels, prequels and whatnot from SquareEnix to keep up with that I've lost track of what is what anymore.
AND THEY ALL RELEASE SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER *explodes* I don't understand why they're so impatient to release all these games! Anyway, the characters in FF Versus XIII also look like older FF characters! =_= If it's not their face, it's their clothes..[link]
: Lightning is similiar to Ashe (FF12) because of her outfit, it's like they used the same template of long top with a split + miniskirt, and the blonde guy (I read his name somewhere else before and now I forgot >_< Anyone knows his name?) looks like a hybrid of Seifer (FF8) and Irvine (FF8)![link]
: The outfit's style is like Lenne's (FFX-2) ([link]
: The blonde guy looks like older Roxas (Kingdom Hearts 2). O_o [link][link]
: That black-haired guy who has been referred to as "the prince" reminds me of Squall (FF8) - facial expression (he's sulky like Squall/Cloud) and is that a gunblade..?[link]
: Somehow the blonde guy looks more like an older Vaan (FF12) in this picture, and the guy with the glasses sorta looks like he's wearing Reno's (FF7) outfit
: So mafia-looking! Turks (FF7) again?[link]
: Hoods always scream "Organization 13!!!" (Kingdom Hearts 2) =_= ([link]
I mean, the details are completely different of course, it's just that I'm seeing a general style that's being repeated on these 'new' characters and it's not just within Final Fantasy but the styles from Kingdom Hearts are crossing over too. SquareEnix seems to be recycling their ideas a lot. The frequent release of prequels and sequels over all the gaming platforms is annoying, I can't keep up with them anymore and they're overkilling the hype. I used to look forward to each Final Fantasy game at a time and it felt more special back then... there was enough time to enjoy the game and absorb the story, appreciate the aesthetics and get to know the characters. Now it's about finishing each game to catch up with the "story" and it's completely over-commercialised, and no matter how much merchandise they can churn out, I don't feel compelled to buy anything because I don't fall in love with the characters anymore.
Bah. Back to swooning over Dante for now, I guess.. I hope Devil May Cry 4 doesn't disappoint!
Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!!
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