What people are saying about "Special Touch"
Special Touch
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BallongFörsäljaren
over 13 years ago
That sword-shotgun actually looks pretty awsome. (Shot-sword-gun?)
Nerem
almost 14 years ago
Also, just how many minutes of FF13 have you played if the only connection you've found is a Chocobo? Couldn't be very long at all, considering the game is stuffed full of references.
Nerem
almost 14 years ago
"It's rumored that number 13 may be the last installment of the series. "

That's a pretty hilarious rumor.

Considering 14 is already in beta testing.

And there's still two more FF13 games coming out.
about 14 years ago
13 was the first game to not have Nobuo's music as he's writing music for 14. The result, a game that feels like FF but is lacking something (a soul?)
about 14 years ago
-Biggs & Wedge
-Cid
-Chocobos
-Moogles
-terminology (magicite, espers)
-Crystals
-Music
-Monsters (Cactuar, Bomb, Tonberry, Flan, etc)
about 14 years ago
rather than rant, I'll leave it short and simple. Several things exist in almost all Final Fantasy games (if not, just the majority even) To avoid rambling, a list:
'nonymoose
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30189]@Kono[/url] (last) Blah blah, this is getting too long. The point of my drivel is that present FF games are suffering due to poor storytelling and weak character development; an over-reliance on cliches that are absent in older (pre-FFVII) games. Older games had cliches too, but story usually won out.
'nonymoose
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30189]@Kono[/url] (cont.) thrive on the repetition of cliches in a manner even more pronounced than in Western media. This doesn't mean the changes are good, but I respect the attempts to breath life into a series that has been relying on far too many crutches for far too long. (cont. - last one, I swear)
'nonymoose
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30189]@Kono[/url] Speaking respectfully, you are quite wrong. The series has evolved in many ways since its inception and some of these changes have been for the better, others have not. I respect these attempts to make changes as JRPGs - like most Japanese media - have a VERY strong tendency to (cont.)
TLV
about 14 years ago
You're forgetting the gunblades!
CombatBeaver
about 14 years ago
well it seems that something else became common in final fantasy too - girly looking men!
Mario do Armário
about 14 years ago
Looking forward to your take on the CS:S noobfication... I mean, update.
Derp derp
about 14 years ago
Apparently some of you have a hard time distinguishing preference and quality.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/9/6/
Player
about 14 years ago
So if all games with yellow big birds is Final Fantasy so is Grand Fantasia FF too?
Lien
about 14 years ago
Also, kane deserve a official hug of honor for his photonote. It made my day.
Lien
about 14 years ago
I take it the author is a final fantasy 9 fan?

Also known as the one with all the cameos/fanservice
Kono
about 14 years ago
you'll at least like the others. Every game has its fans as well as its haters. Yeah, they could name the games other things, but they are still very similar, share designers and such and constantly trying to come up with non-retarded names is tricky. Infinite Undiscovery, loooking at you.
Kono
about 14 years ago
Final Fantasy is in general no worse or better than it ever was. Any thoughts of that nature are due to nostalgia, tastes changing as you grow, and increasing hardware creating expectations of more. Personally, despite the change of locale and setting, I think that if you love one final fantasy...
Dave
about 14 years ago
Just remembered Biggs and Wedge too. Though I havent come across them in the newest FF game
Anonymous
about 14 years ago
Graphics. It didn't used to be that way and the games were better for it, but ahead-of-the-curve graphics are now a major identifying trait of Final Fantasy games.
Retarded Chocobo
about 14 years ago
KRAW!
D4rkLigh7
about 14 years ago
I would so kill for that weapon as the engineer unlock.
Anon
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30122]@PT[/url]: Anti-Spirals... LOL!!
StarPilot
about 14 years ago
LOL @ Kane's SotN photonote on the chocobo.
BlackMagister
about 14 years ago
Oh like it matters there is a character named Cid?
4tran
about 14 years ago
Aren't you guys forgetting engineer Cid?
Hitman Spike
about 14 years ago
Is... is that a double barreled shotgun attached to the hilt of his/her sword?
Uber Spycrab
about 14 years ago
i like the little guys :D
SRG
about 14 years ago
I sense a greek sparta joke coming.
A Bag of Opinions
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30114]@Babies[/url]: Wait...srsly? The next comic is the 300th? ...Hrm. I expected something quite surprising!
Mikey
about 14 years ago
In my honest opinion, I can play Final Fantasy 1 thru 6 (Don't get me started on Breath of Fire I/II) infinite times and not get bored completely. But I think I only finished 7, X, and X-2 past those...and I've played all but the newest.

If Square went back to sprites and good writers...I'd cry.
Xuncu
about 14 years ago
Heh heh heh: http://ferretcomic.com/504
Dood
about 14 years ago
Moogles. Don't forget moogles.
Bob
about 14 years ago
IMHO, FF games have gone slowly downhill since the PS era, and completely nosedived with FFX.
Techmehreen
about 14 years ago
What makes a Final Fantasy game?

Belts. On everything.
Zodbones
about 14 years ago
lol Shotgun blade thing XD
and come to think about it chocobos = final fantasy
take away the chocobos and you'll end up with a generic jrpg.
Mr. B
about 14 years ago
Not true! They also have reoccurring monsters like Cactaur and Bahumat, as well as spells like Ultima and Nova and summons like Ifrit and Shiva. Also, Cid, Biggs and Wedge.
kdebones
about 14 years ago
Need more female distintion
Hoovy
about 14 years ago
MY BOOLET WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS
Kane
about 14 years ago
You know what always felt familiar to me, switching to new Final Fantasy games? Good music, engaging and fast-paced combat, character development and story-telling worthy of my attention, and mother-fucking phoenix downs. Seriously, anybody else think "Phoenix Down" when they think Final Fantasy?
Indifference Engine
about 14 years ago
Needs more belts and zippers.
XeonV
about 14 years ago
I remember when airships were both simpler ships with propellers, and that they were mighty, sometimes ancient devices of bygone civilizations.

Now they're spaceship-like and everyone has one.
Elijah
about 14 years ago
Don't forget a character named Cid! Every FF game has one of those too.
TheIdiotBox
about 14 years ago
I dream and await for the probably never coming day in which Square-Enix will work on a second Mario RPG... Those were better days.
Jagos
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30130]@Brandon[/url]: Pfft. Chrono Trigger was a brand of quality. Final Fantasy is their main brand but far from the only one in the Square staple. Square has always tried something new. Now they're dabbling back into movies like they did with Spirits within.
Brandon
about 14 years ago
Final Fantasy is not a game series. It is a Square-Enix seal of quality. It is their promise that they put a lot of effort into this game and want it to be successful.

FFXIII had a lot of problems, but you gotta give them credit for keeping the series fresh.
FF games
about 14 years ago
Long FF games are long. Srs'ly.

The fact that I've never even managed to reach the half way point in all the FF games I own... with 20+ hrs. on each... I just told myself I'll come back later, and moved on.
Mark_M
about 14 years ago
Perfect!

...no wait,

I meant boobs.
Nooooo
about 14 years ago
TF2 Arc!! NO!11!
Demoman
about 14 years ago
CORRECT!
PT
about 14 years ago
So this is how Anti-Spirals decided to contain Spiral Creatures after Simon killed one?! INGENIUS
IcarusFountain
about 14 years ago
FF XVIII-2 3D! Crossed-eyes GO!
Merc
about 14 years ago
Well... to me FF is just that. Each game was a Final. Fantasy. Each not connected with the other. This of course bars X-2 which... we'll get back to that some other day yea? :D But still, even though chocobos might not be around I still feel that there's something else that makes FF a FF game.
Alex
about 14 years ago
Changing every time is probably the only reason FF lasted until XIII. [url=#user_comment_30106] @Wolveriner[/url] ATB is fine, but I'd rather be able to fight enemies without going to a battle screen, like in FFXII. Even with the changes they made, it is pretty much the same action timer system.
Babies
about 14 years ago
WELL WHADDYA KNOW, THE NEXT COMIC IS THE 300TH ONE
Alex
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30098]@TommyKoopa[/url] Boohoo! The new games aren't what I wanted them to be so I will pretend they never existed. Geez.
about 14 years ago
Love it
ThatGuy
about 14 years ago
Actually there are RPGs aside from Final Fantasy that have Chocobos in them, Legend of Mana is a fine example. Granted, it's still made by the same company.
spy
about 14 years ago
spy is in isde
Dave
about 14 years ago
I kind of wish they'd make another Soul Blazer game Terranigma was great, but I'd love to see it with modern technology
Wolveriner
about 14 years ago
There are two things I've hated about Squenix lately:
1) Putting the MMOs into the traditional numbering sequence, instead of doing FFO, FFO2.
2) Moving away from the ATB system that worked so well from 4 to 10-2.
Change is good and all, but the new system just lacks the finesse that ATB had.
ColdCedric
about 14 years ago
First thing first I have to say that FF series is a grandular perfection. FFVII is what brings the popularity and the next generation of FF games can sometimes be excellent or repetitive.
Dave
about 14 years ago
They always have jailbait too
Dave
about 14 years ago
As I remember, they went back to their roots when making FFIX and it didn't sell too well. As I remember anyway
Alfador
about 14 years ago
Wait, this is is -2 game? She should be wearing much less than most Nerf Now characters, not more :)
TommyKoopa
about 14 years ago
I don't get this comic. There hasn't been a Final Fantasy since the third one, or was it the sixth one? It's hard to tell sometimes. I do kind of wish they'd make a new Final Fantasy game on a modern system though. However, it ended on the SNES and all we have now are remakes.
derito
about 14 years ago
Well there's the ATB system used in most FF since the fourth. There's ennemies you meet again and again. The spells are the same. The espers/aeons/whatever often are the same. And there's the moogles and chocobos. Oh and they're also called RPG although you don't even role play...
SRG
about 14 years ago
final fantasy comic between a dramatic arc.
status quo.
about 14 years ago
Scowling androgynous protagonist? Check

Ludicrous fantasy weapon? Check

Bland cover art? Check

Oversized ridable chickens? Check

Yep, it's a JRPG alright.
ShadownetZero
about 14 years ago
No actual Moogles in FFXIII
Pandarsenic
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30076]@Anon[/url] You took the words right out of my mouth
Derp Derp
about 14 years ago
[url=#user_comment_30074]@Kingsfoil[/url] Ignoring how ff14 is already announced and everything? Yup totally the last...
Bisected
about 14 years ago
XD, I wonder what chocobos taste like though. I bet it's like ostriches.

Then again, I doubt I could eat one after playing XIII.
Squeebo
about 14 years ago
Lawl.
Anon
about 14 years ago
What about moogles?
Chrian
about 14 years ago
I'd buy it
Kingsfoil
about 14 years ago
It's rumored that number 13 may be the last installment of the series.

I wonder if that's a good or bad thing.
Just a dude
about 14 years ago
Dude is that a shotgun/sword hybrid? Awesome...purely awesome.
starburst98
about 14 years ago
Wark