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Posted 11/2/10 , edited 11/2/10
What? This game was the biggest Final Fantasy letdown since XI was overhyped as an MMORPG.

The gameplay was way too linear: run, fight, cutscene, run, fight, cutscene, and so on. The only part that felt remotely like Final Fantasy in terms of gameplay was when you're actually allowed to run around in Gran Pulse and do missions. The battles were pretty much mash A and occasionally LB to switch paradigms. That's not fun to me; what dull repetition.

My reaction to the characters was mixed: most of them were sub-par and unlikable (Hope--dweeb who blames Snow for his mother's death for half the game; Sazh--your stereotypical token black guy) and few were good (Lightning and Fang, need I say more?). I mean, maybe it's because I'm not into cutesy whiny-voiced Australian girls, but Vanille was too annoying for me unlike the opinion of most who have played FFXIII.

The story was actually pretty good. It's what I'd expect from the minds of Final Fantasy writers: a beautiful world with equally beautiful environments run amok by some sort of chaos which involves the main characters. I like it. The twist at the end was emotional and made me shed tears.

The soundtrack... Uh, well. It wasn't Nobuo Uematsu's genius creation so that's already a con to me. It fitted the game well, I'll say. "My Hands" is an alright song, I enjoyed it. Nothing too memorable besides that though. No "One-Winged Angel" from FFVII, "Liberi Fatali" from FFVIII or "Otherworld" from FFX here; just plain game music.

Ok, that's my rant. It was a mediocre Final Fantasy. I plan on getting all the achievements still. The end.
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Posted 12/23/10
its great.
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Posted 12/27/10
I have FF13 but I want FF vs 13 im in love with Noctis.. **drool**
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Posted 1/21/11

X-Intercept wrote:

What? This game was the biggest Final Fantasy letdown since XI was overhyped as an MMORPG.

The gameplay was way too linear: run, fight, cutscene, run, fight, cutscene, and so on. The only part that felt remotely like Final Fantasy in terms of gameplay was when you're actually allowed to run around in Gran Pulse and do missions. The battles were pretty much mash A and occasionally LB to switch paradigms. That's not fun to me; what dull repetition.

My reaction to the characters was mixed: most of them were sub-par and unlikable (Hope--dweeb who blames Snow for his mother's death for half the game; Sazh--your stereotypical token black guy) and few were good (Lightning and Fang, need I say more?). I mean, maybe it's because I'm not into cutesy whiny-voiced Australian girls, but Vanille was too annoying for me unlike the opinion of most who have played FFXIII.

The story was actually pretty good. It's what I'd expect from the minds of Final Fantasy writers: a beautiful world with equally beautiful environments run amok by some sort of chaos which involves the main characters. I like it. The twist at the end was emotional and made me shed tears.

The soundtrack... Uh, well. It wasn't Nobuo Uematsu's genius creation so that's already a con to me. It fitted the game well, I'll say. "My Hands" is an alright song, I enjoyed it. Nothing too memorable besides that though. No "One-Winged Angel" from FFVII, "Liberi Fatali" from FFVIII or "Otherworld" from FFX here; just plain game music.

Ok, that's my rant. It was a mediocre Final Fantasy. I plan on getting all the achievements still. The end.


I think I love you.

On topic; I agree completely with what's stated above. It was so hyped up, and it just destroyed my hopes and dreams.
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Posted 1/23/11
that game was crap and i love final fantasy....
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Posted 1/24/11
the game is pretty and the story interesting however I found the gameplay become very repetitive after a while
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Posted 1/29/11
FF7 >>>>> FFXIII

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Posted 2/2/11
I totally agree with you there. I hope Versus won't be on the same level as XIII. Final Fantasy does not seem like the original series. The best FFs in my opinion were: IV, VI, and VIII (yes I'm a sucker for those love stories).
I hope SE does better with the franchise because seriously the last one bites.

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Posted 2/15/11
It's pretty interesting. Honestly I have the game and dude I need five more achievements, but they're hard!!!

Overall I like the graphics most of all and the characters are pretty cool. I just wish I had lightning's gun/sword. lol!
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Posted 2/16/11 , edited 2/16/11

keito10 wrote:

I totally agree with you there. I hope Versus won't be on the same level as XIII. Final Fantasy does not seem like the original series. The best FFs in my opinion were: IV, VI, and VIII (yes I'm a sucker for those love stories).
I hope SE does better with the franchise because seriously the last one bites.



Those are my favorites too. VI being my top.
On topic though FFXIII was a bit disappointing but the series has evolved by redefining itself. I think it needs drastic changes every once in awhile. I think the creators just went in the wrong direction.

Think about it the game series has basically recreated it's battle system constantly.

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Posted 3/26/11
I really enjoyed this game, the graphics were outstanding, and although I've heard that some people hated the combat system, I thought it was really good. First Final Fantasy I ever played, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted 4/2/11
a lot of people say this game was terrible.

you just need to see that this technological world is improving.
dont get me wrong I enjoy the old final fantasy versions.
but atleast give it a try to atleast mid way game to judge everything, because you dont learn everything from the beginning of any rpg game.
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