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MuscaDomestica

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« on: 09-16-2002 21:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-16-2002 21:21 »

I thought that this game was a joke how the Hell is this thing getting released. There was something seriously wrong with Goofy and Anime style characters on screen together. Am I the only one who sees this as very very wrong?

My only question is how did they get Jack Skellington in the game? Disney pulled out of that movie because it would "tarnish" their immage! WTF!
Just Chris

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« Reply #1 on: 09-16-2002 23:26 »

Whoa, that news is like six months ago, man!

According to the articles I read, Jack Skellington is pure Disney property, but they didn't get characters from Toy Story & Monsters Inc. cuz they're owned by Pixar.

Actually, I think the gameplay works very well. This is meant to be a 'lighter' RPG, with all the Disney worlds and Squaresoft cameos like Wakka. I hope you actually played the game, because any Square fan will love its original gameplay.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #2 on: 09-16-2002 23:45 »

Jack Skellington? From The Nightmare Before Christmas? In a video game? That sounds cool to me. And tyeah, that movie was released by Touchstone Pictures but it is Disney property because Tim Burton created it while he was working in Disney.
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 09-16-2002 23:54 »

Y'know, the whole "look" of anime (the gig eyes and so forth) was inpired by Disney, so it's really not too big a stretch...
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #4 on: 09-17-2002 00:45 »

I saw a pic of it a while ago, just never thought they would make it. Also I haven't read a video game magazine or went to a website in years, the commertial caught me off guard.

Kryten, It has Final Fantasy style anime characters mixed with Disney characters, sort of a clash of styles. I am not saying one is better then the other but it just looks ugly.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #5 on: 09-17-2002 00:54 »

Which leads to the Old Rule-Crossovers=Bad

Don't make me show you 'The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons' people.Those cartoons were bad enough on there own.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 09-17-2002 00:57 »

Gamespot gave it an 8.5 and IGN gave it a 9.0, both out of 10, so I don't know how bad of a game it can be.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #7 on: 09-17-2002 01:04 »

The FF Series Rocks

I Just Don't trust Disney
evan

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« Reply #8 on: 09-17-2002 02:05 »

[Bart/] "I smell a cheap cartoon crossover."
[Homer/walking in] "I want you all to meet Jay Sherman, the Critic!"
wu_konguk

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« Reply #9 on: 09-17-2002 05:10 »

I think it looks pretty cool although the fightoing system is not the same as other Final Fantasy games (which were turn based)nit could still be good.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 09-17-2002 09:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
I Just Don't trust Disney

But I do trust Square, and it's not like I hate the Disney characters, anyway.  I hate the songs, I hate the cheap money-grubbing that will take a classic movie and direct-to-video sequel it, but I don't hate the characters.  My biggest problem with this game is that two of the characters look like cheap Tidus and Yuna ripoffs.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
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Rikku

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« Reply #11 on: 09-17-2002 14:05 »

Which two? The main girl and guy look more like Squall and Garnet IMHO.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 09-17-2002 14:51 »
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OK, so the guy in yellow is less like Tidus than I thought - just the yellow shirt, dark shorts, and black gloves was way too similar to be ignored.  But there is no denying that the girl in white looks almost exactly like a chibi-ish version of Yuna.  If you want photographic evidence I can whip some up real quick.

And by real quick I mean REAL quick.

Dammit Netfirms, why don't you work?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #13 on: 09-17-2002 15:53 »

It's my old error the 'Not Found' page
Nixorbo

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« Reply #14 on: 09-18-2002 00:51 »

Success!

Nurdbot

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« Reply #15 on: 09-18-2002 01:02 »

Nixorbo P.I...hmmmm
Jayz

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« Reply #16 on: 09-18-2002 02:50 »

Looks good to me.

Ignore me the bartman song is putting happy thoughts into my head  big grin
Rikku

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« Reply #17 on: 09-18-2002 14:27 »

The clothes are similar.....
But the girl looks really different in FMV....
Ok, I am defeated. She looks kinda like a chibi Yuna ^_^
Just Chris

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« Reply #18 on: 09-18-2002 21:42 »

Well, all Japanese-made characters look kinda the same in FMV. In fact, most of the FF main characters are spiky-haired youths. Still, Kingdon Hearts has a cool mix of styles and cameos that doesn't have that "hastily put-together" look.
Rikku

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« Reply #19 on: 09-19-2002 13:58 »

True ^_^
BTW, All the characters (FF and non FF) are gonna have voices! How cool is that! ^_^
Nixorbo

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« Reply #20 on: 09-19-2002 17:00 »

Only if they have better lip sync than FFX
Rikku

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« Reply #21 on: 09-20-2002 13:43 »

Yeah, that was a bit annoying in FFX >_<
I just generally ignored it and concentrated on other things
Just Chris

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« Reply #22 on: 09-20-2002 22:40 »

I'd like to delve more into the PS1 Final Fantasies, as I don't have the system. The PS1 is $50, so how much would you think Ye Olde Playstation will sell?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #23 on: 09-21-2002 01:38 »

Just get the PS2, man.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #24 on: 09-21-2002 08:11 »

I think the reason why I was so disturbed was the fact Jack Skellington was in it, I am scared that he might apear now in the horrible direct to video movies that Disney seems to be putting out constantly.

I honestly have not been a big fan of Square after FF7.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #25 on: 09-21-2002 10:57 »

They better not The nightmare before christmas is brilliant and should be left with out a sequal.
Binder

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« Reply #26 on: 09-23-2002 17:26 »

How can you go through all these posts and never mention the games name? It's Kingdom Hearts people. I'm ten hours into it and it still is a fantastic and fun game.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 09-23-2002 22:29 »

I finally know what you people are talking about! I saw a commercial for this a couple days ago. It looks pretty damn scary.
Kryten

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« Reply #28 on: 09-23-2002 23:35 »

Yeah, waht's with that freaky mutant Goofy/insect hybrid-thing?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #29 on: 09-24-2002 00:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Binder:
How can you go through all these posts and never mention the games name?

::Glances through the thread::
::Falls over laughing::

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
evan

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« Reply #30 on: 09-24-2002 01:44 »

 
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Originally posted by wu_konguk:
They better not The nightmare before christmas is brilliant and should be left with out a sequal.

Next year, straight to video, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Columbus Day!
Kryten

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« Reply #31 on: 09-24-2002 11:11 »

Nah, it'll be "The Nightmare before Chanuka".

Jack Skellington: Pardon me, is this Chanuka-Land?
Rabbi: No, it's the Vatican, and I'm Pope Shlomo! *zip*

*sigh* I miss The Critic...
Rikku

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« Reply #32 on: 09-24-2002 14:11 »

LOL
I wanna get Kingdom Hearts when it comes out.......*when* it comes out -_-
Just Chris

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« Reply #33 on: 09-24-2002 23:00 »

Rumor has it Final Fantasy XI will be cancelled for release in the US due to the servers and other technical problems that happened in Japan. The only chance of it coming here is if another big company, maybe EA, decides to help Sony with the online campaign.
bart182

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« Reply #34 on: 09-25-2002 00:52 »

and why is this in the 'its on tv' forum? this is a video game! not movie!


and the game looks cool, even though i hate rpg's.
MizPataki

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« Reply #35 on: 09-25-2002 01:36 »

I'm very intrigued by Kingdom Hearts.  I saw a commercial for it when my sister was watching Hamtaro in Maui last week.  I was immediately entranced by the mix of styles and the clool J-Pop song playing in the background.  I guess there was a reason behind her snatching the remote when I was watching VH1.  big grin
Jayz

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« Reply #36 on: 09-27-2002 09:28 »

The game looks really good, most disney games are big let downs.
Rikku

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« Reply #37 on: 09-28-2002 06:31 »

The Main theme for it is birlliant! I can't remember the name but it's just so Disney/Squaresoft, lol.
You have to hear it to see what I mean....
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