Feedback -- Fall of Duty News, Final Fantasy XIII and Cake!

Posted: March 10, 2010
Feedback -- Fall of Duty News, Final Fantasy XIII and Cake!
Adam Sessler, Patrick Klepek, Andrew Pfister, Matt Keil and Rob Manuel discuss the hottest gaming news including Fall of Duty, Portal 2 and preview GDC 10. Plus, hear about Feedback Games of the Week Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Final Fantasy XIII.

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  • VladimirCR

    Should have been called the Fail of Duty, in my opinion. The Producers need to eliminate glitching, modding, and any other form of unfair play. That's why I left CoD:MW2 for Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Posted: May 23, 2010 1:41 PM
  • Thesmurfman

    Again have to say it you guys are amazing,All of you are great but nothing in the world can beat the beauty of Adam And Patrick...Simply takes my breath away.

    Posted: April 1, 2010 7:47 PM
  • Cathartic Denoument

    So when it comes to FF13, basically, gamers should pay other people to play the first 25 hours of the game for them, on their (the gamers') respective game account, so they (the gamers') could actually enjoy the rest of FF13..

    Posted: March 29, 2010 12:13 AM


    Posted: March 25, 2010 1:24 PM
  • UltimaRatioRegum

    Oh, the great JRPG vs western RPG debate! For me, FF13 is Square's answer to this, and the answer is one that I, at least, didn't want to hear.

    While western RPGs are all about creating new worlds for players to explore and make decisions in, or in other words ROLE-PLAY, Japanese RPGs seem to want to get further and further away from their D&D roots, spending all of their innovation on figuring out new ways of doing combat all the while forcing you to sit through a lame teen melodrama full of shallow characters doing things for incomprehensible reasons. In my opinion, FF13 doesn't even really qualify as an RPG.

    Yeah, I'm kinda done with JRPGs, which is a shame because my love of RPGs stems from great Japanese classics like the Fantasy Star series and the older Final Fantasies and Dragon Quests. I miss those great old games, and kudos to Matt for giving a shout out to Skies of Arcadia, one of my all time favorite RPGs. I'd love to see a sequel to that game, or at least something that shares that game's spirit, like a Miyazaki inspired RPG, where people are actually excited to go on an adventure. It would be a great counter to the more somber tones of modern western and Japanese RPGs.

    Actually, I just thought of another great JRPG series that I'd like to see get a new sequel, Shadow Hearts. Now there was a fun series that had the crazy kind of story and characters that you can only find in Japanese media while still being a rock solid and fun role-playing game.

    Oh, and Panzer Dragoon Saga, a game that was severely hindered by the technology of the time, but is still amazing and would be even better if made with today's resources.

    I'm done.

    Posted: March 25, 2010 10:11 AM
  • Sage_Sakyia

    I think Patrick is headbanging the mic because someone mentioned it in the comments of the prior weeks feedback, where he did it, said something like "You get that mic Patrick!" or something to that extent. Either way, doesn't really bother me, not sure why it would really bother anyone anyway.. I suppose you're annoyed by Adam always using his hands when he speaks too? (I use my hands a lot when speaking also, perhaps not that much, but somewhat) It's how some people relay what they're saying, or helps sorta, I dunno, hard to explain somewhat.

    Anyway, no picking on Patrick, that dude is really good at what he does, and is very, very informative & knowledgeable.

    Posted: March 15, 2010 3:57 AM
  • gl3bm

    stop headbanging the mic patrick

    Posted: March 14, 2010 9:35 PM
  • manta173

    So... love this show, but I don't sit in front of my computer enough to watch it there... 4 days and still not able to get this episode on itunes... seriously what's up with that...

    Posted: March 14, 2010 9:25 PM
  • mawfu

    2 hours in FFXIII and Snow is kissing what is arguably a 14 year old girl. lol

    Posted: March 14, 2010 2:40 PM
  • darkcloud420

    i dont get why people say that the final fantasy games need to be more westernized thay dont just becase u dont like the storys of the games dosent mean outher people dont love the story and characters im a huge animae fan and i dont whant my final fantasy games to become similer storys like something blizzared of bioware puts out just love it for its own styal that square has perfected and i find the coments that u make about final fantasy fans just plain dumb ive been playing fantasy for over 20 years im not a kid anymore but i still love final fantasy maybe becase i grew up with it the same way people fell about mario with every one love but saying insults to the fans of final fantasy games is the same as angering a large part of your fan base u are intitled to your opinion but i find this idea that jrpgs need more western stories just silley thats not what people have been playing the ff games for and thay may be triying to bring a new fan base in but thay dont need to its allreadey thare as young kids get older the fan base grows becase some people are just going to join the club and we oldschool fans of the games arnt going anyware thats why the ff franchise is so large

    Posted: March 14, 2010 2:28 PM
  • AgileNate

    Ha, Sessler, I loved the Brink Security joke :)

    About Final Fantasy. I love the gameplay in Final Fantasy games but I cant stand the anime soap opera story. I was able to deal with it in Final Fantasy 7, 9, and 10 but it just annoys me now. I think what made Playstation 1 games so great was that the graphics where not good enough to display these emotions and with the text I was able to portray the characters the way I imagined them.

    Posted: March 14, 2010 12:05 PM
  • swordgoatz

    couple of things form the non-video-game-world that this episode of Feedback has brought to mind...

    First Did anyone follow the viral marketing that Cloverfield did leading up to it's release? Epic stuff. I actually bought a Slusho hoodie from the "Japanese" website and it got shipped to me (from L.A.) packed with Japanese newspapers. Great attention to detail, and I think it enhanced the movie-watching experience for me 10 fold over my friends who didn't catch the marketing (to the point where I actually screamed the first time I saw the monster, the anticipation had built up that much).

    Second. Perhaps it is my propensity (perhaps born from my obsession with Colverfield viral marketing) that has lead me to think about the whole Toyota recall as a conspiracy for unforeseen gains. First, a series of recalls (which have been spurred by the U.S. government) discourage people from buying the #1 car in the world at a time when the U.S. government essentially owns the big 3 auto makers. Then, the stock prices for the #1 car company in the world fall substantially, creating an extreme buyers' market for the NUMBER ONE CAR COMPANY IN THE WORLD! Once the stock prices bounce back, a bunch of investors are happy.

    Am i just looking for hidden messages, or has the existence of secretive marking shrouded my view of an actual cover-up? As the wise old tootsie roll pop owl once said...the world may never know...

    Posted: March 14, 2010 3:08 AM
  • Ariellog

    Square-Enix can keep their High school Musical Rpg, it been the same set up since ten, really how about a mature FF like FF6 -_-.? Keep your linear crap any way no need for it with the likes of Fallout, Deus Ex , and Other out there. The only Rpg i be playing from japan will have Atlus name in front of it. P.S i do know Square-Enix owns Edios which make Deus Ex so no need to point it out. It still Edios making the game.

    Posted: March 14, 2010 12:35 AM
  • Justa x Hustle

    To converse on the opinion on gamers of now vs gamers of then...I am 23 years old but i highly consider myself a gamer of then. I played games like Duke Nukem and Doom when i was like...what ten'ish? Anyway, on the subject of JRPG's and games in general, we find that developers are still aiming toward a certain age and fan base, while we keep getting older.

    I really wish a game developing company or even an individual developer would have the balls to say "Hey, the games that played this series when it first came out were young...they keep coming back. Lets have the game "mature" with them."

    Posted: March 13, 2010 9:23 PM
  • thefreed

    The truth is we need more mature rpgs, and enough of CLICHE rpg games that's been coming over here for the past few years...
    More variety in the rpg universe, I think that's what we need.

    Posted: March 13, 2010 6:09 PM
  • chrisvandergaag

    Final Fantasy XIII presupposes people who buy it will LIKE the cut scenes, not just impatiently 'wait for the combat mechanics to open up.'

    Posted: March 13, 2010 3:26 PM
  • mrgrim357

    There is a chick in my afro haha. FF13 is a great game. I am glad i have it in my collection. I have about 24 hours into it. Its just FF in HD to me. Being a fan of Final fantasy sinch is premere on NES, its been cool to play it this generation. I like the battles alot and dont mind the story gives caracters depth. Its like they are having issues with themselves
    while dealing with saving Caccoon. My cons are as everyone knows its linear and that they baby sit you for so long. Making the strategy guide obsolete
    if you just pay attention to the tutorials.

    Posted: March 13, 2010 10:02 AM
  • SheoDagana

    Interestingly enough, it used to be that emotional characters were really popular in Japan for a while. The 'emo kids' that everyone pokes fun at were super popular. But now, that trend is coming to a close. I believe even Japanese reviews of Final Fantasy XIII panned the characters.

    For me, Mass Effect 2 was my RPG of the year. It's ironic, because it was less of an RPG than ever before.

    Anyway, great broadcast! Always fun to watch.

    Posted: March 12, 2010 10:31 PM
  • MartinJohnstone

    I don't think i have laughed so much for a feedback ever "Buckles and therapy" had me rolling on the floor.

    Posted: March 12, 2010 8:31 PM
  • SavageHunter

    "When did RPGs.. become less about adventuring and more about -therapy-?"

    Well, I think that they're trying to emphasize 'people have problems.' But they're taking it too far with J-RPG's especially and focusing on very miniscule problems. But being able to resolve those problems benefits everyone and makes the mission easier to do because your teammates are more focused, a prime example of what I'm talking about is Mass Effect 2, where you could solve all of your teammates nagging problems and doubts to make is so they weren't distracted in the end mission and everyone makes it. While 'people have problems' is a good thing to focus on at times its unnecessary to put it in everything. Also, I'd like to know, why is it when FF (which I'm not really a fan of, I only own X) focuses on peoples problems they get bitch slapped, but when ME2 does it its innovative and fun?

    Posted: March 12, 2010 1:11 PM