Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy is AWESOME!
Final Fantasy XIII is a SPLENDID game. Ignore the haters. The story is awesome and unique.The combat gameplay is strategic. Sound effects are awesome, great environments, and epic bgm. Only 2 HUGE complaints I have are that for some reason, when I go to the save station and try to save or whatever, I mash the dpad and spin the analog all over the place and it takes FOREVER for the game to respond. idk if this is the game or my PS3 or controller (even though they work PERFECTLY when I play other games), but yeah, pretty big problem. :/ Also, once you reach Chapter 11, everyone is SO MUCH STRONGER THAN YOU! You have to do lots and lots of leveling to survive through the rest of the game. Other than that, awesome job, Square Enix! ^_^
Loss of Words
This is overall a game that you, yourself have to play and rate. Final Fantasy 13 has recieved so many mixed reviews. I myself enjoyed this game very much so. i have played every final fantasy thats apart of the main series and this one fits in well, there are a lot of people that say that this game is too linear, and while i do agree i also believe that it still can be called a final fantasy, Square Enix has a solid roster of characters that are intriguing to say the least, the story invelops you so that you dont want to stop playing. The battle system itself is enough to keep you playing with the different paradigms you can create and the strategy that is need to defeat bosses, especially the last boss which can be difficult for most. The graphics are Brilliant need i say more, the cutscenes are beautiful and when you reach Gran Pulse, the world is just amazingly detailed. I dont ever listen to the people that say that everything after 7 is bad, Most of those people probably didnt even beat the other ones after it. meaning they probably played an hour of Final fantasy 13 and didnt even give it time to progress. I say play the game for a bit and if you dont like it then thats fine, but you shouldnt say that its not worth the title of final fantasy. Also look out for Final Fantasy 13-2, Final Fantasy: type 0 and Final Fantasy versus 13!!!!
One Of The Best Final Fantasy Games Ever!!!!!!!!!!
This is so good I love the gameplay So should Buy!
Doesnt Get Enough Credit
This game does so many things well, it returns to the ATB (Active Time Battle) that FF was known for prior to FFX, and it's absolutely gorgeous. The weapon upgrading and item crafting really adds to the depth and the Paradigm systems force you to plan a little further ahead before the battle starts. This is only the second core FF game without random encounters (the first one that's still turn based) and it really adds a lot when you can see what you're about to battle before you actually engage. The game is absolutely gorgeous and the characters really make you care about them, which is nice because you can look forward to many many more hours with these characters in subsequent games. If you love Final Fantasy X-2, picking this up will be a no brainer, the gameplay is very similar, its very cinematic and takes around 60-70 hours to finish in some cases. This game is a great entry in the franchise and cant be overlooked, especially at a $20 price tag new and $10 used. This is a MUST PLAY !
Final Fantasy for the lazy
So I have been reading all the poor reviews of the game. But still decided to purchase the game anyways. I have played Final Fantasy 3, 6, and ended at 7. The game is not entirely go through a tunnel and your done. At the begining it was. Even final fantasy 3,6, and 7 you had to travel through one area to complete what you had to do then move on.The game is still turn base but just more fast pace. It still has most of the qualities of final fantasy. I read that theres no more lvling of the charcters but this is not entirely true. You will still want to grind to lvl the Crystarium. Overall this game is still and excellent game. I did notice that this game is probably more aimed at the entire population instead of us hardcore final fantay gamers. I do miss the fact you can lvl up materia and wondering through the towns. I say final fantasy 13 for the lazy is more of the fact this game has been much simplified than the others I have played. But not as bad as I had read the reviews to be.
As a long-time Final Fantasy fan, I actually very much enjoyed FFXIII. It doesn't deserve the hate it gets from other Final Fantasy fans. The storyline was amazing. The characters were very well developed. Its biggest issue is its linearity. While it does help focus on the story, it takes away the feeling that Final Fantasy usually had. Despite that, it still was a really solid game. It still felt like a Final Fantasy game, but it was a little different from the older Final Fantasy games (which made sense because Final Fantasy fans were wanting something different when XII came out; then they wanted to complain about the fact that XIII was different from the older ones). If you want a game that's consistently good and fun throughout, I really suggest Final Fantasy XIII. Don't listen to the hate it gets from other Final Fantasy fans. This old school Final Fantasy fan enjoyed it very much, and it may go down as one of my favorites from the series (behind VII & X).
its ok but not the traditional ff series
well i can say that i did like the graphics and the music in the game. lightning is a fantastic and memorable character but unfortunately its not a game i would want to play again. the reasons are that 1) i don't like the story 2) the villains aren't memorable 3) the gameplay is very short and there is no free roaming 4) every single character has the same fighting style except when they summon and i also didn't like the summoning either 5) the love story was sickening between sarah and snow 6) no side quests . i think this game was a complete waste of money and time. i hope that if square enix decides to make another final fantasy series that they should keep in mind the success that they had with the previous final fantasy series like 7, 8, and 10. especially, square enix should keep in mind that final fantasy always has a traditional love story and this one was just horrific. the love story is always a the main and someone else. not a girl that looks like she is 12 and a guy who is like 27.
I haven't played a video game or owned a console in six or seven years. I bought a ps3 two or three weeks ago and have purchased several games. This being one of them.
This game is beyond excellent and greatly exceeded my expectations. I can see the works from the hands of the chrono and star ocean series.
I also feel the same steampunk and final fantasy feeling from FF7-9 and some of the nintendo games. It is nice they managed to create such a wonderful masterpeice. I cannot stop myself from watching the intro cinema everytime I boot the game. It is so beautiful and lifelike.
This game is truly a work of art. It was everything final fantasy was ever supposed to be. Every battle and every enemy carefully placed and crafted. This game has its challenging moments and the different characters are all fun. I truly enjoyed this game. I couldn't put it down.
I thought this Final Fantasy would be a lot like Final Fantasy XII but I was wrong,..... but it is still great I enjoy every moment of this game, it was a little confusing at first but I started to get use to it. I like the CP points, it combines the greatness of The License Board (In FFXII) and the system in FFX-2 (I forgot the name sorry) just amped by 10x. Besides that I love the story line, it is great! I love the characters, Lighting is awesome! The graphics are great, so detailed. I love the music its subtle one moment and loud the next moment, I love it. I like the battle system because its kind of new or you could considered a mix of old and new school. I'm an old school final fantasy fan with the turn base battle system and exp and level grinding, which this game has none of that but oh well. I don't mind the linear levels, it kind of helpful because your less likely to miss cool weapons or items. This Final Fantasy reminds me of FF X-2. I would defiantly recommend this game
When I first played Final Fantasy XIII, I was disappointed that it wasn't like all the classic final fantasies such as IX or VII, but people must realize that EACH FINAL FANTASY IS A STAND ALONE GAME. Looking at it through this perspective, it's an amazing game with stunning graphics, voice-overs, and gameplay. The battle system is unlike any other battle system before it using only 6 newly forged classes; The Saboteur, Ravager, Synergist, Sentinel, Commando, and Medic, and having the freedom in battle to 'paradigm shift' between different set ups such as Commando, Ravager, Ravager (AKA Relentless Assault). The storyline takes a while to get into, like a book the first couple of chapters seem boring but once you get further into it, it becomes a classic. I believe people who are close minded about final fantasy being like the classics will not enjoy it, but for those who see it as an individual game will have a great experience with it and it will be a great addition to their PS3 library.