Thursday, July 18th, 2013
This was another of the many "thank god for 12 hour matches early" kind of polls, because this was one of the most predictable matches of the entire contest. You'll get that a lot in any seeding contest, but the craziness of Summer 2013 definitely did not happen early. Luigi crushed, the end.
I will however use this space to defend FF12 a little bit, since Balthier is the s***. Yeah, the plot sucks until the Occuria reveal what's up. Yeah, the licenses are stupid. But the gameplay is fun, the music is decent enough, Balthier is Balthier, and FF12 has the best optional content in the entire series. That counts for a lot, especially the hunts. Doing all of those was a BLAST, and by itself is almost convincing me to replay the game again.
Doesn't make for a good contest match, but hey!
I always forget Balthier exists. Most of the time I forget Final Fantasy XII exists. You know I once had to explain to a kid in high school that no, Square Enix didn't skip from FFVIII right to FFX, there was in fact a full FFIX and it was really good. I had to show him on Wikipedia before he believe me.
That's sad. Like FFXII!
Even sadder: The state of Beyond Good & Evil 2! It's been teased so many times and it's just now showing up at E3 with a full trailer. Still no real gameplay, though. Like most Ubisoft games it's probably going to be a fair-to-good open world game where you explore and collect feathers or something.
That's about it for this match. Luigi does his thing. Did anyone play that remaster of FFXII? Is it better? I remember this board was torn apart when it came out. It was like a mini B8 Civil War. A lot of people loved it but others hated it. At least people actually liked it, though. Unlike FFXIII.