Final Fantasy XIII-2
I can't wait for FFXIII-2! It's gonna be epic! X3!
Why didn't they just make Lightning a pop singer?
The ending to Final Fantasy XIII contained a contradiction; it broke the rules. But it rang true to the game's overarching theme of the infinite strength of the human spirit, with characters that declared they would contradict all the rules -- a touching note to end on. Final Fantasy XIII-2 then desperately jumps through fanatical loops in trying to dismantle the respectable conclusion of another game, and to a point of near hilarity. Savvy followers may even have questions of smaller magnitude, such as why everyone is suddenly capable of using magic. Well they just can, says the game's datalog. Why didn't Square just make Lightning a pop singer and call it a day?
But it's naïve to say it all ends there, and unfair to claim that Final Fantasy XIII-2 isn't for the fans. It's not even half complete when the credits roll, and a plethora of content still waits untapped. It's a monster collector's favorite hunting spot, a trailblazer's backpack of spoils, and a completionist's paradise. Cameos and salutes to older games abound, challenges to truly test those thirsty for battle await, and powerful skills and items lie in hiding - this is a gamer's game, and it's darn well appreciated.
XIII-2 is going to be twice as good as XIII
final fantasy XIII might not have the praise i wished it had because it's a good game but i hope square can look at what made those guys upset and make the changes but keep the stuff we people who like the XIII already
FF13 - 2 going to be epic!
I saw the trailer and it makes lightning look like a godded xD I cant wait!!!! FF13 was one of the best games ever, and i love it ( flaws and all) and im gnna be one of the first ones buying this!!!
I never actually finished the first Final Fantasy XIII. It was a good game but I lose my appeal for it after a little while and then go back to it every now and again so I'm still working through it. However, I do have one thing to say about the game. I see some people complaining about the battle system and saying why would it change if the battle system used to be so good? Although that is a valid point, I do want to point out that this is a series of games that has lasted for many years now. Look at Call of Duty for example. Everyone is complaining that Modern Warfare 3 is basically exactly like Modern Warfare 2. Final Fantasy needs to switch up their gameplay every now and again so it doesn't feel like you are playing the same game everytime. I agree that I would like to have the old free roaming back. But, a new battle system is welcome to me as long as it sticks and feels like Final Fantasy. (Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 opinion...not like Modern Warfare...stating it from other player reviews and comments).
Don't know why people are bashing this...
The game looks amazing and yet I do not understand why people are bashing 13 and 13-2 so badly. All I have seen is people saying that the first was too linear of a game and if i remember right 10 was somewhat the same. Next is the combat system, oh boy this is gonna be fun. Who care's if it is not turn based I mean really? They tried to put something new into the game and I for one enjoyed it. You know games have to evolve or it would just be the same thing in each game over and over again.The story is good as well, maybe not as good as Final Fantasy X but saying that the story is bad is just going way too far. I loved the first enough to play it over 90 hours and im pretty sure that i will love this one as well. Don't let any of the negative comments effect you're decision in getting the game, they are opinions from people who just want to troll an awesome game because it is different.
CAN. NOT. WAIT.
I "literally" cried at the end of Final Fantasy XIII (as I do with every Final Fantasy AND Kingdom Hearts game), and thought that's the end. But when I heard and saw the trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2, I ran through the house, cheering! I can understand why a lot of people didn't like the first one because of the fact you can't roam a lot. But I see this fact as somewhat part of the storyline. Think about it: if you're a person that society (and government) has labeled as a MAJOR threat, would you honestly go exploring cities just for the fun of it? NO! Of course not, unless you really do want to be captured. And not everyone's gonna like the battle system or characters. You'll find someone on every game that can be a pain. I can't wait for this sequel, and I believe that we should give this game a chance. The first one was probably a miss with some people, but usually with sequels, the producers do correct some of the aspects that people had a problem with.
As for me, I'm already counting down the days!!!! I really hope there won't be a delay!!
For some reason, everyone is bashing the Final Fantasy's that have recently come out. I will concede that Square Soft lost a LOT when it became Square Enix. All of the old final fantasies that are loved by many, Final Fantasies 7-9 were made by Square Soft. I miss those games. I think it has something to do with the fact that RPGs are becoming less popular than shooter games like Halo. But I digress. I miss this days when video games went on for several discs and it took you MONTHS to complete the game, let alone clear it all with all the accomplishments. Hopefully Square Enix will revert to some of that. However, I believe Final Fantasy 13 and 13-2 are and will be enjoyable. Instead of complaining so much, enjoy the game. =) Allow yourself to get immersed in the storyline. I just hope there's more open exploring. Both Final Fantasy 13 and Dragon Age 2 flopped and a lot of people aren't happy about it. AND I HOPE THEY STOP MAKING THE STUPID ONLINE-ONLY GAMES! SOME OF US JUST WANT TO PLAY THE GAME, NOT PLAY WITH OTHERS OR PAY STUPID FEES TO PLAY IT.
it's here, and it's good
finally, it is here. have already allowed it to digest 9 hours of my life so far. no, it is NOT FFXIII. you actually have a choice of where you go pretty much after the first town. while I miss the old gang I have actually encountered Lightning,Snow,Hope (grown up) and some of Snows old "gang" already. yes, you only have 2 playable characters to start. Serah and Noel. pretty quickly you gain the ability to tame (capture) defeated enemies, and have them fight for you. the time travel is a bit weird at first but you quickly get used to it. I have 15 npc creatures captured so far. think your going to just run through this game? good luck. the ability to freely wander leaves you on many quests and I am currently at a grinding (leveling) stage. the 2 quests I have available kick my buttocks. like I said it is not FF XIII, nor should it be. thanks square enix for allowing me to voluntarily decide where I want to go instead of making me go where I need to go.
Personally, I loved FFXIII. The story was incredible, the ATB system was a unique twist on basic RPG battle systems, the graphics were better than any game before or since and the leveling up system was similar to the Sphere Grid in FFX. Now when I first played the game, my first reaction wasn't "Oh wow how linear" and "Oh why can't I explore?". This game was good enough that it didn't need some boring mini games thrown in to distract you from the great story. I didn't care that I wasn't talking to people in towns or mindlessly exploring dungeons for no reason. Even though there was almost always only one path to go, it was still a fun and challenging game. I'm just sick of all these people that want FF to be like VII, VIII and IX. Go dust off your PS1 and play them then! I hope they don't change much in XIII-2. I would like more stats other than just strength and magic. And it would be cool to have a little more personal interaction throughout the story. If you don't like it, cool, but don't dislike it just because it isn't exactly like the Playstation classics.