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Square Enix prepping Eau de Toilette Cloud/Sephiroth

Square Enix is following up their Eau de Toilette Lightning perfume from last year with editions tailored for those who wish to carry the sent of Final Fantasy VII‘s protagonist Cloud Strife and antagonist Sephiroth.

While the original release of the Lightning edition baffled some, Destructoid points out that things only get worse in the product description.

Cloud’s unisex fragrance is made of mandarin, lemon, bergamot, melon, peach, and apricot which is backed by Lily of the Valley, jasmine, rose, freesia, carnation, and cyclamen. The base of the scent is cedarwood, sandalwood, amber, musk, oak moss, and vanilla.

So what do you think? It goes without saying this is certainly some of SE’s crappier merchandise. Both fragrances will be available in August 2010 for $85.90USD.

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Let’s talk about the ending…

Its safe to say Nick and I enjoyed playing through FFXIII. Maybe we didn’t love it. It probably won’t replace our favorite RPG’s, but its a good game and its one we enjoyed. It has its imperfections and we are not so blind as fans that we are unable to admit to them ( I’ve expressed a lot of my thoughts on twitter and Nick wrote his review of the Japanese release last year).

It’s funny; while Nick actually thought the story was perfect and the gameplay was the games weakest aspect, I thought the exact opposite. To me, while FFXIII’s story is enjoyable, its one that lacks exposition. Its one that very arbitrarily requires the player to read a bunch of Codex entries to really get a handle on the games world, characters, and the drama they all deal with before becoming L’Cie. Thats a real shame too, especially considering many non-FF fans believe we all prioritize pretty graphics all else. The truth however, is that the scenario, the plot is whats really important to most of us. Its what makes all that sexy CGI necessary to begin with.

Forgive me. I digress. This is not a review of Final Fantasy XIII from any perspective. The point I was trying to make earlier (and obviously lost sight of) is that FFXIII is a flawed game. A good flawed game, but flawed none the less. What is it that good flawed games deserve folks? Why sequels of course. Thats why I’m here writing this on a Sunday afternoon. I want to talk about FFXIII’s ending. How it made me feel and all the possibilities it sets up for the inevitable (in my opinion anyway) Final Fantasy XIII-2 (SPOILERS obviously)

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Square Enix: Why did you buy FFXIII on PS3/360?

If you’ve seen the sales data, then you know that PS3 copies of Final Fantasy XIII practically doubled 360 copies in units sold. Even worse, thats despite the fact that the 360 has nearly double the install base. Now SE wants to know why.

Using a survey over on Square Enix Members, the company is attempting to find out why you purchased FFXIII on the console you did. The quiz is actually pretty blatant, asking things like whether you prioritezed graphics or amount of discs when making your purchase. Taking it though nets you 30 SE members points. That alone might make it worth your time.

Source: Square Enix survey asks: Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 or 360 (Destructoid)

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