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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Fivelives » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:20 pm

Aubade wrote:uhhhhh, I don't remember that on the last boss, and I beat it in 1 shot, while getting the achievement to do it in a timely manner........


Google it - it does exist, and was one of the major complaints that a LOT of people had about the game.

http://www.gamespot.com/final-fantasy-x ... -54056227/

FF Wiki wrote:Orphan starts the battle by casting Doom on the party leader.

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Orphan_(Final_Boss)

Etc, etc. There was a long rant by one of the Megatokyo guys that posted here about it, too (I forget the name, but it should show up on the FFXIII thread somewhere in the Asylum if you do a forum search - or just look through the Megatokyo webcomic rants, I think they have a search feature on it). Well, not just the last boss, but pretty much the whole entire game got raked over the coals in a 3 part rant on the Megatokyo website.

Either way, I'm glad they fixed it and controlled character death isn't going to be an instant game over in XIII-2.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Aubade » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:23 pm

Hmm, I must've got lucky, 'cause I didn't have a single problem with it, and 5 starred all the 3 stages of that fight.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Nothan » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:30 pm

I picked mine up yesterday, but I never finished the first one because I got extremely frustrated after arriving at Gran Pulse and trying to do all the misc side missions. I kind of quit after some really hard ones and ended up youtubing the ending. I didn't really understand it because everything they did up to the end seemed to completely contradict their original goal.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:31 pm

Holy shit this game is beautiful.

Granted, it's also the first PS3 game I've ever played, so I don't know if that's just the norm for modern console games.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Aubade » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:57 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:Holy shit this game is beautiful.

Granted, it's also the first PS3 game I've ever played, so I don't know if that's just the norm for modern console games.



Most of the Modern console games look awesome, but Square Enix always splurges on graphics! I haven't played 13-2 yet outside of the demo (I picked it up, but have worked 2 12 hour days O.o) but 13 blew me away with it's graphics, so I'm assuming 13-2 is awesome.

EDIT: Lol, I mistakenly edited your post with my response at first >.< Damn old habits and new mod buttons!
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Era » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:46 am

Anyone else find the FFXIII voice acting to be a little off? :( Maybe it's just my brain being a special little snowflake, but it annoyed me a little.

I finished the first disc of the game, then shelfed it. I do intend to finish it, someday, but I can't say it had the same gripping storyline/gameplay as I've come to expect from FF games.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Aubade » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:08 am

There were a couple characters where the voice acting was like...uhhh okay? Namely, Snow/Hope, and some of the NORA members, in my opinion.

Put about 3-4 hours into XIII-2 Last night, had a BLAST. I absolutely love it, open world roaming is back, you can travel between all of the places you've been to backtrack. Exploring the world is rewarded very well, and overall I really am captivated with the story (The last part could just be me, I tend to like pretty bad stories haha.)
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Nothan » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:14 pm

I think the voice acting is more or less the same. The voice actors are the same at least from FF13. Off topic, I actually went to the FF13 pre-launch event with a friend of mine that won some contest and we met the girl voicing Lightning and the guy voicing Snow. They did a pretty good job with their characters imo.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Fivelives » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:16 pm

It's one of the best movies I've ever played!

There are some minor niggling issues with animations, but I can forgive those. I really like the story and characters so far - they even made me like Hope and for that, they really worked a miracle there. I even kinda like the pokemon aspect of it, too.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:53 pm

I just ran into hope fifteen minutes ago. I hated the whiny little puke in 13; he's kind of admirable now. I have three different portals going to different threads, and I know I have to backtrack to a couple places to do some side quest stuff.

So, Final Fantasy Corridor this is not.

One major concern is that people who haven't played 13 may be a bit lost; the story leans heavily on the events of the first. It may not matter much in the long run, but without the backstory this is probably even more confusing.

One great design choice is that the usage of time portals makes it episodic, and easy to say "ok I'm going to stop *here* so I can eat/sleep/be responsible."
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Sabindeus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:10 am

I never had a problem with the linearity of 13. I mean I pretty much played every other FF game like that anyway (with a FAQ for the hidden shit) so... yeah. Don't see why everyone hated on it. I'd much rather further the plot than explore.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Fivelives » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:36 am

Sabindeus wrote: I'd much rather further the plot than explore.


Part of the fun of RPGs is how you further the plot. You go to cities, talk to people, figure out what's going on and then decide what to do about it. You generally also have the freedom to tell the plot to GFI while you traipse off and do side quests with all the attention span of a kitten in a tinsel factory.

FFXIII kinda took ALL of that out. There was little to no interaction with anything but your party and the enemies while you ran down a tunnel for 20ish hours. RPGs are supposed to build a world for you to explore, and that's where FFXIII failed miserably, at least for me.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby fuzzygeek » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:52 pm

Just finished 13-2.

What.



The.




FUCK.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby Sabindeus » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:08 pm

Fivelives wrote:
Sabindeus wrote: I'd much rather further the plot than explore.


Part of the fun of RPGs is how you further the plot. You go to cities, talk to people, figure out what's going on and then decide what to do about it. You generally also have the freedom to tell the plot to GFI while you traipse off and do side quests with all the attention span of a kitten in a tinsel factory.

FFXIII kinda took ALL of that out. There was little to no interaction with anything but your party and the enemies while you ran down a tunnel for 20ish hours. RPGs are supposed to build a world for you to explore, and that's where FFXIII failed miserably, at least for me.


Yeah no I really don't care about any of the stuff you mentioned. I have very different standards for my tabletop RPGs as opposed to my video game RPGs. The square-enix style of direct storytelling with no choice involved is something I greatly enjoy. Separately, I also enjoy the freedom provided by a pen and paper RPG with a good DM. I'm not a huge fan of the open-world style games like the Bethesda games.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Postby aureon » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:52 am

fuzzygeek wrote:Just finished 13-2.

What.



The.




FUCK.

Is that a positive, a negative, or an evangelion comment? =p
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