Falcon Critical wrote:"I'm Baasch Von Ronsenburg from Dalmasca!" was really the FFX awkward laughing scene of FF12 for me, and it just draaaaaaagged.
Worth it retroactively for the old Mega64 skit. But yeah, pretty bad, though I still think the laughing scene is worse.
I watched Xavier stream a little XII last night. I love how the new job system works, I generally like how the remaster looks (though it's hard for me to suss-out its exact visual quality from a stream, much less a stream running through my forest internet), but there's definitely aspects of XII's overall direction which age it in ways no mere remaster can completely modernize without going much deeper (and spending much more money.)
Mainly it was the in-engine cutscenes I think. The way some of those are shot just feels super weird looking at them again in 2017. It's hard to even explain. I guess a lot of subtle iteration has happened in this area in the last decade which you don't always notice until it's gone. Not just in camerawork and editing, but also mocapping as well, probably. Going back to KOTOR after Mass Effect (or back to Neverwinter Nights after Dragon Age) might produce a similar jarring feeling.