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    Default Do you think we'll ever see a more traditional style of ATB in the mainline FF series

    What it says on the tin. And by traditional, I mean FFV-IX style ATB. Why or why not?

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    I'd like to believe we will,but the current culture at SE seems to be against this.

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    I think the closest we might ever get is something similar to ADB, as it seems like FFVIIR kinda flirted with that? But other than that I expect things to stay real time action at this point

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    If we got the exact same play system as FFVIIR I could live happy.
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    I do not see SE ever returning to putting that combat system in the mainline series, no. At this point the semi-action battle systems have become part of the series' modern identity and they wouldn't risk alienating their new fans in favor of a return to roots. That's the role spinoff titles can take.

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    FFVIIR is the best implementation of action RPG based combat that still retains clear recognizable ATB elements. I would like an actual return to traditional ATB,but more games in the FFVIIR style would be a welcome compromise.

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    I doubt it, but "ever" is a long time so who knows

    I for one don't lament ATB fading into obscurity, to me it's the worst part of FF5-9, as well as the worst FF combat system (yeah that includes the XIII trilogy )

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