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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  • MentalCase950

    At 11:25 of this video function ceased. Damn you inter webs!

    Posted: March 11, 2010 5:23 AM
  • SeNiOrDiNgDoNg

    Whenever I see Matt Keil's silhouette on the feedback line-up makes me think of Dante from Clerks.

    Posted: March 11, 2010 12:30 AM
  • Meatball_Mamba

    I'm honestly surprised you bothered talking about Final Fantasy XIII considering it seemed like a significant portion of the X-Play staff aren't fans, I'm not surprised to see that the conversation was mostly negative - it was definitely entertaining, however. Sessler's Kingdom Hearts call was absolutely amazing. It was a fun discussion, but honestly...it came off at times like you'd brought Rob in just to snicker at him for having to review Final Fantasy XIII and having played it for 50+ hours.

    I definitely agree that Final Fantasy's story needs to grow up (Final Fantasy XII took some steps in the right direction - being less about character melodrama and more about various overarching schemes). I have absolutely no patience for characters like Hope and Vanille. It's a shame, because for all its fal'Cie/l'Cie gibberish the world Squeenix have created is quite interesting and I daresay the game would benefit from focusing more on the mythology and politics rather than Hope's ridiculous desires for vengeance against Snow etc.

    Posted: March 11, 2010 12:11 AM
  • nikkizerocool

    obscure references! yeah!

    Posted: March 10, 2010 11:31 PM
  • Dead_Lilac

    WUH? No cake? I like cake.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 11:26 PM
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    i like jrpgs and there characters/stories and dont think they need to change but thats just me, maybe i was japanese in a past life cuz that would explain why im such a huge otaku.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 11:03 PM
  • Psalmy

    This one had me laughing all over. Great discussion too guys, it's fun to see you passionate!

    Posted: March 10, 2010 10:01 PM

    Hey just to let you guys know the title says Final Fantasy(XII)12

    Posted: March 10, 2010 10:00 PM
  • kayderek18

    I love this show. Really gotta come up with a question of the week, see if Adam can get my user name right.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 9:50 PM
  • TheBaconThief

    That sounds about right for most typical Final Fantasy games, 25 hours. In most, if not all, of the Final Fantasies were slow starters for the game to get good. Jeez it took like 10 hours just to get out of Midgar in 7. And much later than that to actually pimp out your party with materia. 10 was even longer as more of the story had developed before you could really customize everyone.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 9:17 PM
  • Fex_Anderson

    Where do we submit our question's again? I wanted to submit one now that I have an avatar but I didn't see a post for question of the week suggestions.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 8:50 PM
  • thefreed

    I gotta say this weeks feedback was pretty funny.
    I have to agree about jrpgs feeling kiddy sometimes... Now a days I just stick to Shin megami tensei, Suikoden and sometimes tales series. Anyway with final fantasy 13 Japan will learn that we don't like kiddy games anymore.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 7:56 PM
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    Posted: March 10, 2010 7:48 PM
  • RPG-fan

    Dragon Age does not take 32 hours to be good, it's much less than that. Oh Matt Keil, your Dragon Age bashing always makes me laugh.

    Anyway, Matt, what do you mean "give us a story that's more Final Fantasy by way of Heavy Rain"? You mean eliminate the all the sci-fi elements, chocobos, airships, etc for a more grounded murder mystery story? I'm sure, Square Enix doesn't want to alienate the Japanese gamers who continues to buy millions of copies of FF, since a story like HR probably not their thing. As much as I like playing Heavy Rain, the story isn't all that great. If it was made into a movie (I guess, it will be soon), it will be panned by the critics. It's definitely nowhere near as good as say movies made by David Fincher like Se7en or Zodiac.

    Must be tough for Rob to sit there, since he seems to be the only one who like FFXIII. So 25 hours, huh, I'm only 5 hours in, got some time to go.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 7:22 PM
  • pranabowjake

    fun to watch lol, only thing i have to add is that japanese people like the adolescence coming into development, especially if it has an adult concept. i dont quite know why, my co-workers, students and even girlfriend like similar things but in different varieties if that makes any sense. i guess its best described by their types of manga and stories. although they deal with completely different things, almost all of the successful ones all have that kind of growing pains backbone.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 7:05 PM
  • prodigysflawless

    Man i love this web show its consistently great. Week after week you guys have very interesting and entertaining conversations.

    P.S. JASON!!!

    Posted: March 10, 2010 7:00 PM
  • Drakonzo

    Damn, I messed up.... OK; I have an Adam Sessler in my life, not going into details but he is just like the Sess and his name is Jake.
    People like Adam are peculiar,and that's not to say in a bad way. Does anybody else have an Adam Sessler in their life?

    Posted: March 10, 2010 6:59 PM
  • MarshmallowPies

    I love when they talk about teenagers, I'm sixteen and it gives me a good laugh.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 6:56 PM
  • Drakonzo

    I have an adam sessler in my life, and his name Jake. Anyone else have an adam sessler?

    Posted: March 10, 2010 6:55 PM
  • doctheory

    Yeah, after reading the Final Fantasy 13 review, I decided against getting it for now. Maybe I'll try it out down the road, but too many changes to what I've liked about passed FF. I'm not dogging it, & maybe it's improved but I'll pass for now.

    I was a huge fan of past FF & loved FF10 too. FF7 was fantastic, thought FF8 was okay, FF9 was pretty good, & FF10 was great, (Sad to say but I was addicted to that blitzball water-sphere game whatever it was). That style of RPG is kind of what I like to see in FF.
    Sorry FF11, didn't have my ps2 online back then, & FF12, Civ4 killed my chances of playing you.

    Posted: March 10, 2010 6:53 PM