• Final Fantasy Talk: FFXII Zodiac Age Reaction


    Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has many fans waiting in anticipation! This long-awaited HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII is finally coming to PS4 in 2017.

    Join me as I sit down with Wolf Kanno to talk about everything new in the HD rerelease of this wonderful Ivalice epic.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Final Fantasy Talk: FFXII Zodiac Age Reaction started by Fynn View original post
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    1. Karifean's Avatar
      Karifean -
      Nice video. Now I'm once again sad it's not gonna be out until next year.

      The talk about the sandsea reminded me that in the IZJS version the BGM for the Nam Yensa Sandsea was changed from the same drab sandsea theme you're probably sick of by that point of to the Cerobi Steppe theme. And that was like... wow. Just by changing up the music the entire area has a completely different feel to it, making the sandsea trek feel a lot less monotonous.
    1. Ayen's Avatar
      Ayen -
      OMG Wolf Kanno sounds like somebody else I've listened to on YouTube. Who! Who! This is going to be bothering me all smurfing day now.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      I was not expecting Wolf Canoe to sound like this.


      Oh neat video too.
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      The voice was definitely interesting to work with
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -


      You guys look different than I'd imagined
    1. Ayen's Avatar
      Ayen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post


      You guys look different than I'd imagined
      The funny thing is I'm the one here who people actually have confused for an Asian.

      Twice.
    1. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
      Wolf Kanno -
      I love how only one comment has actually been on the actual topic.
    1. fat_moogle's Avatar
      fat_moogle -
      Good video guys! I'm actually looking forward to this game more now after watching this. I almost completed FFXII but didn't get around to it in the end. Like you both said, FFXII was so different from past entries that I didn't really feel the game appealed that much to me, but I've wanted to go back to it for a while and see if I can gain a new appreciation for it. I think the new job system might help because it will feel like everyone has more of a role to play in battle. Also interested in hearing some of the new music and hearing the cast again because I remember the voice acting being very good.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Seriously though I really enjoyed the Podcast. I'm not much of a podcast person but you guys kept it interesting, it flowed well, you worked well together, and it didn't overstay its welcome. You also covered a few things I was thinking. So good job guys!
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      I'm certain Canoe is cheating and not using his natural voice. Or he's doing some audio postprocessing!

      Even after learning about the actual meaning on Uhlan (which i knew before listening to this podcast!), I still like to imagine some brainstorming session among the dev team and some guy says "ok so we need a name for this class that's using a lance, any ideas?", then another guy is like "Uh, lan..." and the first guy immediately interrupts him and shouts "GREAT let's go with that."
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
      I'm certain Canoe is cheating and not using his natural voice. Or he's doing some audio postprocessing!
      I wish. My wife just told me that compared to him I sound pre-pubescent in the video

      Anyway, I think there were actually more of these little touches in the job names, wasn't there? Wasn't there one called the Momunofu or something?
    1. Ayen's Avatar
      Ayen -
      Wolf and I need to do a podcast now. The power of our combined voices can break the internet!
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ayen View Post
      Wolf and I need to do a podcast now. The power of our combined voices can break the internet!
      Don't you want me there with my German accent?
    1. Karifean's Avatar
      Karifean -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Ayen View Post
      Wolf and I need to do a podcast now. The power of our combined voices can break the internet!
      Don't you want me there with my German accent?
      Oh please god yes.
    1. Psychotic's Avatar
      Psychotic -
      Wolf Kanno totally did a different voice in the intro to this, I'm tellin' ya. Confused the hell out of me when he spoke to Fynn in a totally different voice.

      SOURCE: I edited the voice files.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      Yeah, there was defos some put on voice at the start that mellowed out...
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      The intros will always sound weird tho. Like, listen to me take off at the speed of sound in the beginning
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      Okay, I can't watch the whole thing here at work but everyone's comments about WK's voice I had to hear a little bit of it. WK, your voice is so deep and smooth
    1. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
      Wolf Kanno -
      My voice just naturally slips into that tone I use in the beginning. Mainly when I'm reading off stuff. I've been told I have the making for a very smooth villain voice.
    1. Bubba's Avatar
      Bubba -
      Perfect accompaniment for my train journey to work this morning!

      I still have my original copy of FFXII. Unfortunately, my purchase of it coincided with the death of my PS2 from a water infection. That being the case I've never experienced the game. I remember the reaction to it upon release though and I agree with everything you guys said. Including how some attitudes to the game seem to have changed over the years.

      Having recently aquired a new PS2 the question I need to ask myself is... do I wait for the HD version or do I experience it sooner than that in all its retro glory?
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