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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Preview 153

Daemon writes " has put up the first part of a preview of the new Final Fantasy movie. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will be released in DVD format. The story takes place two years after Earth was saved from Meteor at the end of Final Fantasy VII." Great report, but it's very spoiler heavy. Be warned.
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Preview

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  • by uvsc_wolverine ( 692513 ) on Sunday October 24, 2004 @03:10PM (#10615147) Homepage
    Is it just me, or does the numbering system for the Final Fantasy games/movies seem completely random now?
  • Halo: The Movie (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Gogela ( 750552 ) <jason AT gogela DOT com> on Sunday October 24, 2004 @03:23PM (#10615234) Homepage Journal
    With the convergence of the film and game industries, isn't it only a matter of time? I certainly hope so. Maybe we'll see Halo the movie come out in tandem with Halo 3! If they can get Milla Jovovich play Cortana, it'll be a box office smash.

  • Re:Huh... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by yamcha666 ( 519244 ) on Sunday October 24, 2004 @03:27PM (#10615252)

    I've always been fascinated over why Square Soft chose Final Fantasy as the name of the series back in the late-80's when they developed Final Fantasy 1 for the NES.

    Back then, Square Soft wasn't doing too good financially, and the idea of closing up shop was being floated around. So, Hironobu Sakaguchi, godfather of FF, decided to go out with a bang, and create a wild, adventurous role playing game, and dubbed it "Final Fantasy" as in Square Soft's Final game if you will.

    And who would have known that Final Fantasy 1 would resurrect Square Soft and the entire series would turn Square Soft into a legend in the field of console role playing games.

    *drooling* Final Fantasy 6 .... mmmmmm

  • by baywulf ( 214371 ) on Sunday October 24, 2004 @03:36PM (#10615294)
    I've recently started playing FF X and it is hard to tell if it is a game or a movie. And no I am not talking about the quality of the graphics but rather the interactivity. I've played to 1/3 of the way from my guess and it is way too linear. Every map literally has an arrow pointing this way to the next challenge. My guess is some of the battles are rigged to move the plot along as they planned. With a little more automation it could have been made into a movie.
  • WTF don't they hire English Script writers?

    Maybe because this was produced primarily for a Japanese market by a Japanese company and only then translated to English for export?

    Why does a script have to be originally written in English? Is English superior to all other languages? Is Japanese deficient and worth avoiding? Of course not, linguists tell us that all languages are essentially equal. Instead, what matters is the quality of the translation. Some Square-Enix things have been translated quite well, others have not.

  • by Noraa ( 808683 ) on Sunday October 24, 2004 @05:52PM (#10615980)
    Can the recent Final Fantasy games really be classified as Role Playing games anymore? Ever since FF7 the series has been reduced to just fighting monsters inbetween CG cutscenes. Too many games gave been trying to bridge the gap between the movie and the game. It may seem like a good idea, but IMHO it just makes a really boring game. Metal Gear Solid 2 suffered from this. Snake opens door-watch 10 minute movie. Snake walks down hallway-watch 15 minute movie. The entire game was just walking Snake from one cuscene to the next. If I want to watch a movie, I'll go to the video store and rent one. If I want to play a game, then I want to PLAY, not sit through 20 minutes of cutscenes.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 24, 2004 @06:02PM (#10616045)
    Of course not, linguists tell us that all languages are essentially equal.

    Actually, linguists would probably tell that not all languages are equal - however, oftentimes the expressiveness of any two languages used in similarly sophisticated countries (that is, both countries need vocabulary and expressions for roughly the same things) might be roughly equal, since if some languages lack something, they usually make it up somehow.

    Japanese isn't grammatically as flexible or... interesting as English, nor (AFAIK) it has as large vocabulary of synonyms, but it definitely makes it up with its completely mysterious semantic side ("it's not the size of the language, but how you use it!")

    Okay, that was completely offtopic, sorry. :)

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