Beautiful scenery in these games

1 : Anonymous2021/03/19 05:43 ID: m8aej4
Beautiful scenery in these games
2 : Anonymous2021/03/19 07:04 ID: grgfude

The cityscapes were honestly one of the things I liked best about XII

ID: grgry2g

You could tell that was a major selling point. Most of the FMVs weren't featuring the characters everytime, most were an introduction into a new area. I still consider FFXII to have one of the most expansive and beautiful worlds out of the franchise. Few installments have been able to match how vast and detailed Ivalice is.

ID: gri1srw

The environments in that game are very memorable to me.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/19 05:53 ID: grgazb8

Top notch imagineering

4 : Anonymous2021/03/19 13:27 ID: grh7b9o

Ff12 is one of my favorites, I remember picking it up from circuit city, day 1, on Halloween for 37.99! What a steal!!!

Of course my 16 year old self was too cool to do Halloween, so I slammed a monster and played FF all night.

Oh, how life has passed by since then...

5 : Anonymous2021/03/19 11:06 ID: grgujsy

i just started this game the other day and i love it , everything just looks amazing

ID: grgvaso

I played it in my teens on ps2

ID: grgz7sm

I played the OG like OP but I really want the new remake(remaster?)

6 : Anonymous2021/03/19 08:56 ID: grgmog8

Archades always gave me major Art Deco New York vibes for some reason.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/19 13:51 ID: grha17e

I spent hours staring at this concept art when it first came out. Then for some reason I never played the game. I think I'll change that soon.

ID: grhy1kc

Yeah, me too. I don't know why I never played this before? And XIV seems to have passed me by as well. I'm glad I saw this post ☺

8 : Anonymous2021/03/19 14:46 ID: grhgtj7

Ivalice is probably in my top 5 fictional settings across all media.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/19 07:21 ID: grggzbi

Bruh and this is cropped. Look at the whole thing.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/19 07:13 ID: grggfdw

This is concept art.

ID: grgzde9

Yeah but Archades actually really did look this good in my opinion

ID: grii8f4

For all the merchandising that SE does, I've always been disappointed at the lack of merchandising based on their concept art over promotional or in-game art. The "painted" style that a lot of concept art tends to have has such an especially pleasing aesthetic to it.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/19 14:41 ID: grhg4ef

Ivalice is under-appreciated. We got from Nova Crystalis but we never got a XII-2. Greatest shame in FF history.... outside of XV of course...

ID: grhyq17

It doesn't count, but the FFXIV Rabanastre raid was cool. And also a lot of area in that game are similar.

ID: gridz4h

There was kind of a XII-2 in Revenant wings but it was a massive change in gameplay.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/19 09:53 ID: grgpyvi

Definitely one of the greatest video games of all time

13 : Anonymous2021/03/19 12:35 ID: grh20j5

I never liked the game much at all, but it has to be said that the art was (and still holds up as) incredibly pretty.

Visually it set a bar that I'm not sure any SP FF game has topped to date.

ID: grh69no

I've loved this game ever since it came out on ps2, and I have to agree. It's super pretty.

It looks like a bunch of the environment artists moved on to the FFXIV team. At least that's my guess, just based on the art and architecture in that game. And since that's the team doing FFXVI...

Also, the dude who painted this particular piece of concept art is the art director for FFXVI, Isamu Kamikokuryo. He was art director on FFXIII/Type 0/FFXV as well. But FFXVI is a return to a more classic Fantasy style setting. So we will probably see a lot more of this type of city design in a single player FF soon-ish

14 : Anonymous2021/03/19 05:53 ID: grgb1b4

This isn't in a game

ID: grgf4uv

It's Archades, one of the most beautiful cities in gaming.

ID: grgb75t

Yeah it is this from the trailer and you see it before you fight AlCid

15 : Anonymous2021/03/19 14:21 ID: grhdn6n

Nearly completed this just doing the last bits and it is a lovely looking game but just disappointing everywhere else.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/19 16:39 ID: grhvzup

This was the first concept art I saw for Final Fantasy XII. I can't say I fell in love with the Archedes in the game in the same way I appreciate Midgar or Lindblum, for example, but this is undeniably some beautiful work.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/19 16:41 ID: grhwb60

Really wish we got to see more of Archades in XII. Such a beautiful cityscape with room for exploration, but they just focused on getting chops and raiding Cid's place.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/19 16:51 ID: grhxrgc

This has been my lock screen wallpaper for the past month and I had to do a double take when I was scrolling on Reddit just now

19 : Anonymous2021/03/19 17:20 ID: gri1n9u

I love every single thing about FF XII. Every. Single. Thing.

I rarely can pick favorites, but FF XII is in my top 3 FF's.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/19 18:16 ID: gri9goq

According to Isamu Kamikokuryo, the Imperial City of Archades is inspired by the Dream Zanarkand in FFX.

Isamu Kamikokuryo

Archipel did a lengthy piece with him, link:

21 : Anonymous2021/03/19 19:21 ID: grii21a

I am so happy that when i purchased this, i got the special edition steelbook, the strategy guide with the art book and the bonus CD that had the history of final fantasy and how it went over the VERSUS series.

love the art work from this game.

22 : Anonymous2021/03/19 21:20 ID: grix7si

The only nock I really have against the game is that the only non Hume party member is horny teen boy fan service

23 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:01 ID: grjfla8

I remember when XII was first announced this image was in a magazine that I then cut out and stuck on my door


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