Okay. We all know there was an entire shit storm over the Final Fantasy XIII announcement. Yes, it was coming to Xbox 360. Fanboys suddenly grabbed their chests and screamed that it was the end of the world.
Ever since then they’ve been going insane. There’s an entire legion of hater cultists on YouTube. A bunch of wiggers and idiots and juggalos are talking about how the game had to be “dumbed down for the Xbox 360”, which is unmitigated nonsense. So first of all, the amount of traditional JRPGs on Xbox 360 greatly eclipses those on the Playstation 3, even when accounting for the year head start. RPGs are simply experiencing evolution just as they always have.
Unlike the fanboys, some of us have actually done the research and actually tracked the development of both versions of the game. Square-Enix didn’t even begin development on the Xbox 360 version of the game until the Playstation 3 version was complete. This was a 5 year project, afterall.
They ran into no technical difficulties because the games were not developed simultaneously. The only thing that is different about the Xbox 360 version of the game is that it will be on probably 3 discs, and the CG will be compressed. However, you won’t know it because it won’t be by very much.
Conspiracy theorists have been claiming that Final Fantasy is being dumbed down in terms of gameplay because Square-Enix wants to appeal to a worldwide audience. This is clearly nonsense because we are as “hardcore” (for lack of a better term) as anyone. That there aren’t towns or merchants in the game has nothing to do with the target audience.
It has to do with Square-Enix changing Final Fantasy just as Final Fantasy has changed since it was on the NES. And then to have Sony fanboys whine and bitch about the notion that it’s a Playstation franchise. Bullshit. They seem to not remember anything before 1995, because once upon a time Final Fantasy was identified with Nintendo. And we all know what happened with that. The battle system has changed, yes. But if anything Final Fantasy XIII has made things more challenging because in Final Fantasy XII, you focus on gambits and ultimately it plays itself. It’s by no means tactically difficult. Whereas Final Fantasy XIII is a bit more hands on and involved. This was stated by Gamespot a long time ago.
They have yet to bring up one good reason why Final Fantasy XIII, a game NONE of them have even played, is somehow dumbed down because of the Xbox 360. They’ve ignored Kitase, Tsuchida, Nomura and Toriyama, and they’ve decided to just fabricate a bunch of conspiracy theories.
Of course this is status quo. However, this psychology of viciously slandering everyone involved, and then defecating on anyone who tries to inject some sort of coherent reasoning, is just nonsense. Unmitigated dumbasshattery that really gives the community a bad reputation.
In short, I’ve yet to see a claim that can be backed up by evidence. And people saying that the game has no large areas because the Xbox 360 isn’t powerful enough clearly haven’t seen this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lphvuX65jD8
I could go on and on…and on, but the proof is in the pudding, and the fanboys know that we know that they know that we know that THEY KNOW that in point of fact there has not been a great disparity between Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. That’s because it’s a wash.
So a big FUCK YOU to all the console fanboys and PC fanboys and juggalos.
Do the world a favor and go pull your lip over your head and swallow.