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Final Fantasy XIII: Sazh's Son Has a Fro TooThe latest on Square Enix's Spring 2010 epic.by John TanakaUS, September 9, 2009 - Final Fantasy XIII's token black character Sazh Katzroy has more than just his baby Chocobo, his flat fro, and the end of the world on his mind. This week's Famitsu reveals that Sazh has a son.Named Dajh (not "Dodge," as you might have heard), Sazh's six-year old son is a lot cuter than his father. And his fro has much better form.As part of the FFXIII story, Dajh and Sazh have, for an unspecified reason, been living apart from one another. They end up meeting after a long time at some point during the course of the game, an occurrence that apparently surprises Sazh.Dajh doesn't resent his father for being away for so long. Famitsu says that Dajh loves Sazh, and screenshots show Dajh hugging his dad and greeting him with a bring smile.From what we can tell Dajh's fro, although certainly large enough, does not house its own baby Chocobo. But it turns out that the baby Chocobo we've been seeing all along is actually Dajh's. Sazh purchased the Chocobo from a gift shop while he was out on travel with Dajh. He gave the Chocobo as a gift to Dajh, although somehow the Chocobo ended up accompanying Sazh on his journey with Lightning.Designer Ikeda Nao tells Famitsu in this issue that Dajh is Sazh's only son. His mother (presumably Sazh's wife -- the Famitsu text doesn't state this for sure) died three years earlier. She also notes that Dajh has a "baby afro," resembling cotton candy (it really does look like cotton candy).Famitsu also has some serious info on FFXIII, including a few details on the game's Paradigm Shift system, known in Japan as the Optima system.As part of this system, you assign roles to your party members. Role types include attacker, blaster, defender, healer, and enhancer. An attacker is a specialist in physical and magic attacks. A healer specializes in healing, but can't perform attacks. You can change these roles on the fly, so if you need a healer, you transform one of your characters into a healer.Groupings of roles are called Optimas (we're using the Japanese terminology here). Executing an Optima Change allows you to switch all the characters into their new roles. You're able to make this change at any point in the battle by bringing up your Optima menu via L1. There's no penalty, and no limit.Famitsu shows an Optima called Rush Assault. This has Lightning as a defender, Snow as an attacker, and Vanille as a blaster. The game has a number of Optimas aside from this, though. Examples include Vanguard, Buster & Support, Assault + Buster, and Strike Shield. Some Optimas are for parties of just two.Some of the details behind how the Optima system are still a bit vague, but in an interview in this issue, director Motomu Toriyama and battle director Yuji Abe said that you'll be able to freely customize your role combinations. The name of the Optima is determined based off the roles that you combine (it doesn't seem as though you can freely name the combinations).Previous reports indicated that you'd be able to take control of multiple members of your party during battle at some point in the game. In this latest Famitsu interview, Toriyama confirms that the player controls the lead character, with the other characters behaving according to AI, as defined by their current role.As for which character you control, this depends on where you are in the story. Eventually, you'll be able to freely select your character. Toriyama wouldn't confirm if you'll be able to freely switch battle members in and out of your party, though (although the way he responded to Famitsu's question on the matter suggests that this will be possible).The Optima System was featured heavily in the Final Fantasy XIII demo that we played yesterday, although it was a bit hard to try out everything without knowing what we should be looking for. This same demo will be at the Tokyo Game Show later this month.And three months after that, on December 17, we'll be playing the final Japanese release! It's hard to believe, but Final Fantasy XIII, Optima changes, afros and all, is almost upon us!
June 25th 2010, been waiting too long...Oh, been playing Final Fantasy: Dissidia. Game is f*ck*ng live. They need to make a full-console version of this. Squall & Tidus >>> _________IntroCloud vs. Sephiroth
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Really need to get a PSP.. missing outCant wait for 13.. glad its coming out around summer times

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Really need to get a PSP.. missing outCant wait for 13.. glad its coming out around summer times
Real talk. This dropping in Oct times, would've messed me up differently.
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Yeah, Versus could EASILY be better than XIII but I haven't seen any actual gameplay yet...They're setting it up like a trilogy apparently...Final Fantasy XIIIFinal Fantasy Versus XIIIFinal Fantasy Agito XIIIAgito will be on PSP.Square Enix don't want me to spend summer 2010 outdoors, it seems.

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spring 010?about f*ck*ng timeit's been 4 f*ck*ng years since they first announced it, need this game in my life/versus sounds/looks heavy, looking forward to that more than ff xiii

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lol @ the bike summon on the first vid 5 mins in WTFthat was lame

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Whats the deal with versus? is it still an RPG, or some action spin off thing?

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>>>>>>>>>>. Final Fantasy 13could possibly make me buy a ps3
This is one thing I love about every Final Fantasy game I have played. The cut scenes are always sick.I am baffed by all of this. What is the new game? What is Versus? Is it only on PS3? That report at the beginning is talking about things as though it's for people that have already been reading or playing it. I have no idea about the whole story or whatever.
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Just started watching some FMVs from FF8. Need to get back to playing all of these games again.What was X-2/12 saying on PS2? Only one I haven't played.

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>>>>>>>>>>. Final Fantasy 13could possibly make me buy a ps3
This is one thing I love about every Final Fantasy game I have played. The cut scenes are always sick.I am baffed by all of this. What is the new game? What is Versus? Is it only on PS3? That report at the beginning is talking about things as though it's for people that have already been reading or playing it. I have no idea about the whole story or whatever.
yeh versus XIII is only for ps3Final fantasy XIII should be on both xbox and ps3Basically Versus XIII is in the same world as XIII but its supposidly gonna be the darkest final fantasy made thus far... this is why im looking extremely forward to it.... the main character could possibly surpass squall& cloud
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I see.Yeah, feel like copping a slim PS3 to just have for certain games. However, I don't know why they would be stupid as to not make it backwards compatible. They can't honestly believe people wouldn't play PS2 games as well as PS3 games.

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People actually rated FF XII, hard, but I didn't feel the storyline whatsoever. When I got to the end, I was like, 'Is this it?'.TBH, hands down, Final Fantasy VI had the best storyline for me. Was epic. Kefka was THAT guy. Final Fantasy X at a close second, was emosh.Versus looks like it might be epic too.

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c/s most of what u guys saidFF7 remake on the PS4? you might laugh but consoles usually have a life span of around 5 years so we looking at 2011/12 release. I can definitely wait

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Heard Square Enix are anticipating 6 million sales for this game

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*glares at xbox*
C/S
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