• Is Final Fantasy XIII worth it?
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So final fantasy xii has been out for nearly two month now, I haven't got the chance to play it yet since I don't own a PS3 nor a 360 but I'm really looking forward to play it. However some of my friends didn't like the game for x and y reasons and stopped playing it halfway. So I'd just want to know what are the ups and downs of the game.
It's one of those games that doesn't start out that great, but gets a lot better later. Unfortunately, it gets better a [b]lot[/b] later. So, I'd only recommend getting it if you liked Final Fantasy X or have a lot of patience.
if you wanna 100% it, you'll be likely killing turtles longer than the actual story.
Don't do it man.
Do it. It's fun. Facepunch is an FPS circle-jerk so don't expect much of an answer.
It's pretty linear and repetitive, and the dialogue is horrible.
I've heard it is linear for fourty hours but has a cool combat system. But then gets great after that. IS IT WORTH IT? I dunno.
20 hours. And it's no more linear than the majority of games.
I'd say no. It's boring.
Yes, lasts easily 40 hours and is awesome. Yes it's linear (except for the last part), but it's still great. Oh and 40 hours of linear gameplay is better than 40 hours of free-roam gameplay. Is it the best FF? Maybe not, but Half-Life 2 wasn't the best HL either, but still you saw how awesome that was.
That entire statement is just %100 wrong
[QUOTE=acds;21624775]Oh and 40 hours of linear gameplay is better than 40 hours of free-roam gameplay.[/QUOTE] It's not linear gameplay it's called running between battles.
It's not a Final Fantasy game. If you like very linear games with "Confusing" storyline, get it. If you like Final Fantasies and expect it to be one, leave it alone and bury it.
I enjoyed the game, sadly I haven't had chance to finish I am up to chapter 9. The story made perfect sense to me so far, it is the kind of story that doesn't start you at the beginning then explains how you got there later. Out of the Final Fantasy games I have tried I never really liked any of them (I had tried VII, X and XII) however I really like this one due to its lack of random battles. There are some games with random battles that I really like such as Golden Sun and the Digital Devil Saga games but the way they were in Final Fantasy seemed far too tedious. After a couple of hours the combat system in XIII slowly opens up and becomes very interesting and theatrical (which I enjoy.) It depends what type of gamer you are. I'd watch a few gameplay videos and read a few reviews and see if it matches your taste.
[QUOTE=kevlar jens;21624313]It's pretty linear and repetitive, and the dialogue is horrible.[/QUOTE] What are you talking about? The dialogue was one of the best. Also confusing story line? It doesn't take a straight A student that graduated from Harvard/Oxford/Yale just to understand it.
[QUOTE=gbtygfvyg;21626251]What are you talking about? The dialogue was one of the best. Also confusing story line? It doesn't take a straight A student that graduated from Harvard/Oxford/Yale just to understand it.[/QUOTE] I didn't see what was so bad with the dialogue either (though it's not perfect), Sahzs dialogue gets better later on (pretty bad at the start, but gets good later), and Vanille... Well she was meant to be like that. Also the story is pretty straight-forward for a FF game, [sp]Maker creates everything, humans and Fal'Cie included. Maker gives the Fal'Cie the task of protecting and helping the humans and the world. Maker leaves, Fal'Cie want him back, so they use their power over humans (L'Cie) to trick them into destroying the world to recall the Maker. Since the Fal'Cie can't destroy the world themselves (the same way as a program can't do what it's not programmed to do) they use the L'Cie instead.[/sp] If you watch Lost it's even easier, think that [sp]Jacob is Cocoon, Ben the L'Cie and the bad guy are the Fal'Cie.[/sp]
Final Fantasy 13? GET IT. It is the single greatest game I have ever played. Ever. Just some advice: Don't skip past fights. The game will never give you a field encounter that you cannot beat. If you skip fights, you don't get CP which you need for leveling up. Trust me, I did it on my first playthrough and got the shit kicked out of me by Bar^H^H^H the boss at the end of chapter 9. And yes, it does get a lot better around 17-20 hours in. Not that it was all that shabby to begin with. In conclusion: Get it. In fact, why are you even still reading this? You should be out your door, buying it at your local electronics or game store. Or at least ordering online.
[QUOTE=imadaman;21624970]It's not a Final Fantasy game. If you like very linear games with "Confusing" storyline, get it. If you like Final Fantasies and expect it to be one, leave it alone and bury it.[/QUOTE] Define Final Fantasy game if that's your argument.
If you like linear adventure games that do everything for you, go ahead. If you want the "true" FF13, just get Lost Odyssey.
Lost Odyssey is stupidly bland.
[quote=aurain;21627013]define final fantasy game if that's your argument.[/quote] FF 1-12 Yeah.
you need more vanille go buy it
[QUOTE=chunkymonkey;21628344]FF 1-12 Yeah.[/QUOTE] Witty, but no.
[QUOTE=Aurain;21628781]Witty, but no.[/QUOTE] For me it is and I'm sure it is for quite a few people.
[QUOTE=chunkymonkey;21629013]For me it is and I'm sure it is for quite a few people.[/QUOTE] Explain why
[QUOTE=Jmax;21629055]Explain why[/QUOTE] I think those reasons should be obvious.
All your saying is those titles are Final Fantasy with no reasoning. You're not saying anything about why those titles are Final Fantasy. Here's what Square think the major themes of Final Fantasy are. 1. A band of warriors who become chosen warriors out of their control. [B]2. The Warriors are chosen/guided/seek out the Crystals.[/B]Bold because this is the the key one. FF9 is an homage to old FF's, it's about Crystals. Dissidia is an homage to ALL FF's, It's about Crystals. 3. At the request of an higher power, the warriors set out to save the world. Recurring elements.: Cid, Chocobo, Cactuar, Marlboro, Ochu, Behemoth, Tonberry, Moogles, Gilgamesh, Ultima Weapon, Omega Weapon, Ribbon. Of the central themes of Final Fantasy, lets count what's present in XII. 1. A band of warriors who become chosen warriors out of their control. [B]They're L'Cie[/B] 2. The Warriors are chosen/guided/seek out the Crystals. [B]They're chosen to Become Crystals, Guided by Serah, and seek out Serah and [sp]Dahj[/sp][/B] 3. At the request of an higher power, the warriors set out to save the world. [B]Fal'cie.[/B] Recurring elements.: Cid, Chocobo, Cactuar, Ochu, Behemoth, Tonberry, Ultima Weapon, Omega Weapon, Ribbon. By Square's own reckoning, FFXII is very fucking Final Fantasy. Let's look at a the popular FFX, 1. A band of warriors who become chosen warriors out of their control. [B]No. They're driven by a sense of duty[/B] 2. The Warriors are chosen/guided/seek out the Crystals. [B]No Crystals[/B] 3. At the request of an higher power, the warriors set out to save the world. [B]Debatable, Yevon says do it, but Yevon is doing it to continue the cycle of Sin. Not exactly saving the world.[/B] Recurring elements.: Cid, Chocobo, Cactuar, Marlboro, Ochu, Behemoth, Tonberry, Moogles, Ultima Weapon, Omega Weapon, Ribbon. FFX has more of the recurring elements, but barely any of the Themes. FFX is a real FF, XIII isn't?
FFXIII [B]is[/B] an FF. Heck if you want to be all like "FFY isn't an FF!" (replace Y with number), then you might as well say "Any FF after FF6 are not real FFs", because between FF6 and FF7 was the largest change in all of FF.
FFXIII is the most "FF" game since FF9, which almost doesn't count because it was made as a tribute to "FF". The gameplay does not make an FF. Because Tactics is more "FF" than most FF's.
[QUOTE=Aurain;21630032]FFXII is the most "FF" game since FF9, which almost doesn't count because it was made as a tribute to "FF". [B] The gameplay does not make an FF.[/B] Because Tactics is more "FF" than most FF's.[/QUOTE] Yes, yes it does.
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