Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition
I played the demo and I love it, I can't wait for the collector's edition and the guide itself, please le t it be th 31'st.
I enjoy RPGs, especially Final Fantasies.
I suppose from reading many of the comments here that people no longer have a desire for anything new in gaming. Everything must be a carbon copy of their particular favorite to be worth playing. As a long-time gamer, I find this rather sad. The best thing about Final Fantasy is the constantly changing systems used, that you must learn and adapt too. It's never perfect, but each had a beauty in it's entirety. I am looking forward to this sequel, as it addresses my only real issue with FFXIII, linearity. If you found classes being called by a different name confusing, perhaps you should stick with platform gaming, because they change the names of classes in almost every other genre. And if you struggled through FFXIII because you couldn't get the hang of when to shift paradigms, that's not the fault of a game, nor does it make the game a failure. Your job as a gamer is to learn the system, if you can't do that, it's your own failure. Looking forward to a new system and a continuation of the best story Square-Enix has put out so far.
wow... cant believe some people have nothing better to do than come here and say bad things about a game. I agree the last game might have been way too strait forward and lacked free roam, but honestly, that doesn't make it any less grand of an experience than the previous games in the final fantasy franchise! the first game ever wasn't long at all! the second was completely different from any of the other final fantasy games in both magic use and strengthening your characters. the third game has the class change system, four has set classes and unforgettable story events, the fifth game... i don't know, but i hear its great as well! seeing the pattern yet? the games aren't EVER the same! but always epic in their own ways! i cant wait for this one to come out, so i can add it to my growing collection of epicness! >XD
Try the Demo out First
Play the whole demo...don't rush into it.
Do everything that's needed to be done..level up and explore every monsters and every new features..
Took me 2 Hrs 21 Mins to complete the whole thing so dont judge the game before you played the demo and stop listening to those downers who I guess likes to rush these kinds of games.
I really recommend this game very much!
Something to sort of look forward to in 2012
When I heard about FF13-2, I was like what about versus 13, but after seeing all the action and somewhat a better play/battle style I was like I have to pre-order this. The extras you get for the collectors edition is reasonable so I don't mind paying the extra $20. The story line takes place three years after the first FF13 and looks like in fits right in. Everything about this game is great except for one minor thing I'm not too happy about. According to all the previews I've read and seen, there are only two main playable characters (Serah and Noel). Normally in FF games you have at least 4-5 characters to chose from, but not this time. You get to recruit monsters to fight for you(what is this Dragon Quest, if I want DQ I will go buy DQ). Everything about the game I think is great except for the monster recruiting, but even so as a FF fan I have to buy this to try it. I hope versus 13 and FF Type: Zero get a US release date soon.
Gamers demand and SE delivers
So, what are some things that SE knows we know? FF has awesome musical scores. So what do they give the collector's edition? A 4-disc official soundtrack. SE also has beautiful visuals, so of course they have to include concept art. This is what they're giving us with an addition of only $20. For FF fans, I don't think it needs to be said of how amazing the deal is. As for the game itself, well what was the biggest complaint for FFXIII? The linearity, which while frustrating to me, did not take me away from the amazing experience. Despite that, FF developers are vying to give all gamers a better experience this time around with more exploration, even going as far as bringing back the multiple endings element. That should give reviewers some incentive to give this sequel a high replay value. However, if the quality of the last game with the inclusion of additional freedom in this one is any indication, I doubt they'll need that extra incentive anyway.
Haven't been this excited about FF since FFX
Simple, short review: The voice actors are phenomenal, just like any Square-E title. Graphics, i mean what more can you expect from Square-E than amazing. Gameplay is surprisingly fun ! Choosing to battle or run away is great! Story, it's great! I cant wait to finish this game. I havent been so excited to play a final fantasy game since final fantasy X! Of course it'll be ten times better if you played the original final fantasy XIII. I honestly dont get why people complain about it being too linear, as if final fantasy x wasn;t linear. All you did was follow one straight long path, but the game was still one of the best games out there. I agree with the director of the game, people saw it too much from a western point of view, which isnt bad or anything, but you honestly shouldnt expect grand theft auto roam from a final fantasy title. Oh and the collectors edition case has such a n ice HIGH quality texture to it.
Simply worth it
Many people didn't seem to like FF13 because of the linearity which they did revamp entirely in this game by actually giving so much more to explore! From the demo which came out recently(which I'e played repeatedly) they add in all sorts of new features, some seem kind of awkward like the new Crystarium takes a little time to get used to and all. Obviously many people don't like the idea of using monsters as the 3rd ally instead of having 4-6 characters to choose from but probably because many players just don't want to try something new. Tales of Symphonia 2 tried it and they did really well with it!
It's actually a really good game, give it a chance
Final Fantasy 13 was actually a very strong game, with a really immersive storyline that you can sink your teeth into. The fighting system was solid, also. I really appreciate Square-Enix for making games that are all not like FF7, which to me, was extremely over-rated, but it had its own Pro's and Con's.
People just need to realize that RPG's are going to be changing forever, and FF went with the more cinematic-fighting style look, which people are just going to have to deal with.
YES, we know the first FF13 was linear, and we already know you will have WAY more things to do in this one, so lets all just get ready for another fun game!
Despite the fact that a lot of people don't like final fantasy 13 and 13-2 due to some reason like final fantasy series died after FF 10, I have always enjoy these game and all new feature added to them. Fast piece combat and stagger system save a lot of time to deal with monster, and like many previous ff games, graphics is the whole reason distinct final fantasy from another game. In additional for that, new crystal system gives you more choices for customizing your characters and as a pokemon fan i really like the monster recruiting an use them battle. Although i just played the demo and limited information is given , I still recommend this game if you are a true final fantasy fan(as well as pokemon fan :) and everyone who like amazing graphics.The bonus of pre-order pretty nice so get it while it last.