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Why Final Fantasy XIII-2 Is Better Than Final Fantasy XIII

We just passed 4 p.m. EST on January 28, so I guess I can talk about this now.

First, bear in mind that our review is forthcoming; this isn't it. Second, I must clarify the headline- I'm not saying Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an overall better game than its predecessor. I'm merely here to let fans know about the changes, enhancements and upgrades to the gameplay that, in the view of many, might make FFXIII-2 appear better.

Let's do it.

Freedom

-- Progression: As everyone knows, the first 20 hours of FFXIII were extremely linear; i.e., one path, although we were split into multiple parties. Within the first hour of FFXIII-2, you're running back and forth in a decent-sized area, and within two hours, you will enter the Historia Flux and realize that jumping between times and sections can be done whenever you wish. Certain Gates - which lead to sections in time - can even be closed so you can replay them, and possibly have different results.

-- Freedom of speech: Which leads me to this- when you see "Live" in the upper left, it means you will be presented with a choice during the course of conversation. This is standard fare in RPGs these days, but a first for Final Fantasy. There is no right or wrong choice, but events can change depending on what you choose. You'll also learn more about the story if you take advantage of each Live segment.

-- Interaction: The freedom to walk up to anyone with a (...) dialogue bubble over their heads has been added, which, coupled with the freedom of running around good-sized areas at will, makes it feel much more open. Talking to people will also unlock side-quests, through which you can earn Fragments, which can then be used to bolster your characters (more on that in the Depth part below).

Battle

-- Changes people wanted to see: When the party leader dies in battle, it isn't automatically over; you simply switch to the surviving character. Also, you can switch your character in battle by selecting Change Party Leader in the battle menu.

-- The Mog Clock: When enemies first appear, you will be given a certain amount of time to hit X and strike them. If you can do it while the Mog Clock is still green (which isn't hard), you will be given the upper hand in battle. If it goes to yellow, it'll be a neutral battlefield. You can also run out of the circle in which there are monsters, as denoted by the Clock, if you don't want to fight.

-- Cinematic Actions: The RPG purists won't like them, but they do add some intensity and flashiness to boss battles. You will be given button prompts during cinematic sequences and hitting the correct buttons in time will allow the character to perform the required action. Button prompts also appear for the Feral Link ability for your Monsters.

-- Monsters: The Monsters may be the single biggest addition, as they essentially become your party's third character. They can be upgraded in a Crystarium all their own (by using special items), and they each have their own set of skills and abilities. Monsters can even be fused together to create more powerful allies; i.e., one monster will absorb another and get stronger. Three monsters at a time can be added to your Paradigm Pack, and you can customize which monster is involved in each Paradigm.

-- Fixed Paradigm Shifts: Paradigm Shifts are much faster, so they don't interfere with the combat as they initially did in FFXIII (i.e., the first Shift required an animation, in which enemies could hit you). They can also be customized even further, as you can Tune each Paradigm so the characters act in one of three ways: according to their role, Cross (all attack one enemy), or Wide (attack multiple enemies).

Added Depth

-- Equipping: You can't just put on any Accessory you wish, as Noel and Serah each have a certain allotment of points for Accessories. For example, they start off with 50 points, and the Iron Bangle is 30, so that can be equipped. However, the Rune Bangle, which is another 30, can't be equipped because that would exceed your maximum of 50.  Also, you can bring materials to Chocolina to create enhancements for your equipment.

-- Skill Fragments: The side-quests allow you to search for Fragments, of which there are 160 in the game. Once you get enough of them, you can visit Serendipity (kinda like the Golden Saucer in FFVII), where there are not only Chocobo Races, but a mystic who will grant you extra bonuses for your Fragments. Also, because you can jump around at will, you sort of get that completionist mentality; i.e., "I wanna get all the Fragments; I don't care how long it takes."

-- Environment Interaction: This has been amped up. Mog can be used to bring treasures to you by aiming and throwing him at out-of-reach spots, and he can also use special magic to reverse time rips and bring items and treasures into view, so you can nab them.

-- Temporal Rifts: These breaks in time offer a new puzzle-based mechanic. For instance, the first has you follow a specific path of tiles; you have to grab all the crystals without retracing your steps. They get more varied and difficult as time goes on, of course.

-- Streamlined Crystarium: It's different and upon first glance, it seems simplified because you only follow one path. You just go from node to node, rather than having multiple Crystariums for different jobs. However, as you advance, you'll be given the opportunity to expand in a variety of ways: when the Crystarium expands, it will ask if you want to add another ATB bar, learn a new job (like Saboteur, Synergist or Medic), get a boost for one of the current jobs, or something else. Plus, you choose which class you wish to increase at each node on the Crystarium, so it's like all the Crystariums of FFXIII blended into one.

No, I'm not passing judgment yet. There are definite problems with the game that RPG and FF fans won't like, I'm sure. But I think some of the aforementioned should be made plain, because I'm afraid too many reviews won't mention it all and if they do, they might gloss over it. And being a hardcore FF fan, I believe in supporting my peeps. ;)

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2

Tags: ffxiii-2, final fantasy xiii-2, final fantasy xiii sequel

1/28/2012 3:01:10 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (48 posts)

Highlander
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 3:41:45 PM
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Still not buying it. Yes, call me negative, but a sequel to a game I don't want to play, does not somehow become a game I want to play by fixing a few things and breaking others.

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CrusaderForever
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:08:56 PM

Did you play XIII?

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tes37
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 8:57:14 PM

He was smart enough to listen to what was being said about it. Unfortunately for me, I didn't. Highlander hasn't missed a thing by not playing it.

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Neo_Aeon666
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 9:04:56 AM

Well not playing the sequel to a game you did not want to play or did not play makes sense. In fact, I don't even know why you bother saying that :P

But XIII was fun. Was a very slow starter but I enjoyed it. Loved the art. To me it was a new FF title that did not live up to expectations but was still nice. You can get it used for 15$. The game is worth way more than that in content.

Now XIII-2 offers lots of tweaks and more depth with much less linearity. My major complaint about XIII was the lack of exploration and hidden things and they are back in XIII-2. First day buy.

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tes37
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 12:11:19 PM


So, if it doesn't make sense to you, he shouldn't comment? If you have to play it, to comment, then he can have my spot.

I thought the game sucked.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 7:17:04 PM

@tes37
Same thing with me, I got the game when it first came out but regret getting it now. Wasn't really an rpg fan at that time so I guess I was into it till i started experiencing better rpgs. I managed to sell FF13 for 15$ about a week ago and bought Eternal Sonata for 15$ at EB games today, never thought i'd ever be able to find it so I was quite surprised. Definitely worth it, really regret missing this rpg since i didn't have a ps3 when it came out. I also can't wait to get Tales of Graces F because I just recently became a fan of the series.

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tes37
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 8:04:32 PM

Eternal Sonata is a pretty good game. I picked it up about a year ago. I thought it was better than FF XIII.

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 3:48:26 PM
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From what I played of the demo, I could already tell that FF XIII-2 was going to be a WHOLE lot better than FF XIII was.

There are some inclusions which I felt that SE could have left out, like the cinematic actions, but for the most part everything is a step-up from what FF XIII was/should have been.

Having said this, I'm not so sure about actually purchasing FF XIII-2 after hearing that the story doesn't have a concrete conclusion... :/ It's a wait and see for me...

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Russell Burrows
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 3:50:00 PM
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This game has a lot of PROBLEMS such as incomplete storyline that ends in a third sequel??

MOG targeting is way off.

Why did SE mess with a winning formula to create a failing formula??

Still not interested in this game and that goes triple to the tenth power for the sequel of a sequel of a game that was a letdown..

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:13:20 PM

I'm not mentioning story, which I grant is weak. This is all about gameplay, which is indeed deeper and better; I really don't care what your preferences are.

The overall...I haven't decided.

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Beamboom
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:03:12 PM
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So, true to traditions I'm here to voice a different opinion on the topic ;)

No but seriously, this entire list here looks like *maaaajor* improvements to me. This list looks like a description of a RPG I could easily see myself play and enjoy.

Disclaimer: I've not played the demo so all I know about this game is what is written here. But what is listed here is Good Stuff.


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shadowscorpio
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:21:11 PM

PLaying FF XIII from beginning to end as well as playing the demo from beginning to end twice, I concur. These are definitely improvements.

Its clear that FF XIII stung people pretty bad including myself. I was very dissapointed in how it turned out. I was optimistic about FF XIII-2 and then I heard about how there is no ccomplete ending.

Now, granted this might not be entirely true but its what I've heard thus far. If SE has confirmed this then I stand corrected. If there was a means to obtain the "true" ending I might feel differently. In FF X-2, if you satisfied certain things, you could get the true ending which actually made sense in regards to FF X.

I know a lot of people that where ready to give FF 13-2 a chance are truned off by it now because of this. Seems like an incomplete games with as this "To be continued" after you beat it and all this DLC. Sheesh..

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Beamboom
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 9:32:53 AM

Oh yes I'm one of those. FF13 stung me so bad that I'll probably never touch a FF again (it was my first FF). Worst spent cash ever (and I bought it dirt cheap from the bargain bin).

Only thing that will make me give FF a second chance is if this game turns out to be firmly within my RPG preferences and with top notch reviews from reliable sources. But with Mass Effect and Reconing coming out just around the corner and barely scraped the surface of Skyrim I really don't see me buying FF13-2 on this side of summer, no matter what.

That said, this list here *is* good news. So I'd say, "so far so good". Look forward to try the demo when I get an internet connection again.

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The CEO
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:16:01 PM
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After playing the demo I still think it is garbage. They need to go ahead and release Versus XIII, then make one more called The Final Final Fantasy and quit crapping all over the memories of the ones that were actually good games.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:22:53 PM

SO many people are disgusted in what SE has done to this franchise. Seriously, what is SE thinking. ?

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Beamboom
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 10:08:41 AM

What makes you so sure that Versus will be so much better?

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Underdog15
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 10:15:45 AM

@Beamboom
There's a couple reasons I have a little more faith in Versus. Of course, I'll still wait for release before I really pass judgement.

1) It's more of a stand-alone title. It has it's own vision, and it's own direction. Right from the get go, it identifies itself and what it is. FFXIII's team were well into development and admitted they still didn't have a solid direction in terms of gameplay.

2) Nomura is at the helm. Everything this guy has done has been golden. He's a smart guy who is a little bit of a perfectionist. He establishes his vision in games quickly and sticks to it. While SE may push him into different jobs, he won't sacrifice quality and allow his name to be attached to it. It's a healthy sort of pride, ya know?

3) It has a bit of a darker theme. Granted, darkness doesn't mean more mature, but from what we've heard, it does seem to have less of the bubbly personality XIII had and what XIII-2 is looking like in demos. I feel like the characters, while not necessarily more human, may be a bit easier to relate to for the audience.

4) It has a real time mechanic similar to Kingdom Hearts... a gameplay mechanic that was lauded mightily by critics and fans alike.


I know it's not really something to say it'll be great for sure. But I do feel a little more hopeful about versus than XIII-2. Still, I agree it's wise to "wait and see". Afterall, Nomura does need to support a family. He can't just leave SE if they push him into something he doesn't want. (Although, based on his resume, he'd easily find work with someone else.)

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bebestorm
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:29:14 PM
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Nice you took the time to break everything down. My biggest gripe was linearity. If only XIII-2 had the same party.

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CrusaderForever
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:17:30 PM

I agree, but hold out hope for DLC which will allow me to control Light!

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maxpontiac
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:35:21 PM

That is EXACTLY why I trust PSXE for reviews over every other website on the net.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 4:43:51 PM
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Its really strange. I've follow Final Fantasy since the original NES days. Square-Enix has done a "fantastic" job making it easier for me to let this once incredible franchise go. And that's a sad thing.

I'm hovering under 30 years old know so letting go of something that you have been apart of for so long isn't easy. I know a lot of you out there were quick to say FF and SE are dead, time to move on but I had hope that they would turn things around.

I haven't completely given up on them quite yet and while there have been improvements made to FF 13-2, there is no excitement here. Could it be that the disappointment of FF 13 runs too deep?

Could it be the disaster that was FF 14? Could it be SE's decision milk us an imcomplete sequel that doesn't even have a true ending with loads of downloadable content that would otherwise make it feel like an incomplete game without it?

I have to say that I'm really hoping Tetsuya Nomura will come through with Final Fantasy Versus XIII. I want to be able to say that FF vs 13 will be worthy of the Final Fantasy name because frankly if it doesn't, I don't think I'll have anymore left in me after witnessing 4 FF disappointments. -fin

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Looking Glass
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 5:00:58 PM
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I think I'm probably going to pass on this one.

It seems to me that SE is just straying even further away from Final Fantasy tradition.

And this incomplete story crap in particular totally reeks of corporate arrogance and greed and CoD style milking.

Yeah, I think I'll pass.

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Beamboom
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 5:38:22 PM

This incomplete story nonsense I totally agree with.

For principal reasons it should not be supported, really. Fair enough with all those DLCs that smells like being chopped out of the game, but we should at least demand a complete main story in our games.


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wolfsinner
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 5:32:45 PM
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I'm one of the minority that truthfully enjoyed XIII.
Not the best Final Fantasy, not even exactly FF-ish. But nonetheless, an amazing game.

I'm looking forward to this as these are major improvements over the previous experience. I'm just scared the story might be terrible.

I'm picking up the Crystal Edition on day one, but unfortunately I'll only be able to play it once I finish all my exams. :(

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Temjin001
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 8:52:50 PM

I liked FF13. Having revisited the PSX FF"s over the last year, or so, it certainly isn't the same game format as those in a number of ways, but still awesome nonetheless. The guys around here tend to regard FF13 as a great game, just not a great FF.

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wolfsinner
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 10:54:07 PM

I've been around for a few years now, but I rarely post. I do read comments often, and the idea I always had is that the crowd around here is split among "completely hate XIII" and "It was a good game, just a terrible final fantasy".
Not many around here comment on its quality without adding some kind of disclaimer. :P

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CrusaderForever
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:13:07 PM
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Thank you Ben! Thanks for making my life a living decision! :) Wow, KoA:R, XIII-2 and TM! I am buying XIII-2 but not sure when. I really want to play all of them at once. I cannot play one for 10 hours and then move on to another one. I have to finish the game I am playing now so I can get the most out of it emotionally. I will play through KoA:R and by the time I am done Mass Effect 3 will be out! Almost done with Mass Effect 2 and it is truly huge and outstanding! This isn't fair!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:28:02 PM
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I played the demo and I certainly find it better than FFXIII even if it's only for a short while.
Especially how I'm interacting with the NPCs and taking a bit of sidequest.

FFXIII-2 certainly is on the right track but is it going the right way?
We'll see with this and future FF.

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Temjin001
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 8:50:08 PM
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Cool beings. I want to play this, but it will have to get in line behind the other super great RPG"s I have qued up to play and am playing: Lost Odyssey, Dragon Age, Deus Ex, Skyrim, and Kingdoms of Amul... er oh heck no =p
Hopefully by then FF13-2 can be had for under $20.

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DemonNeno
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 8:52:24 PM
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My first impressions of XIII-2 were a bit mixed. The battles aren't too impressive (the whole rating system is kind of odd to me... Not the end of the world, though) and the dialogue is questionable. Talking to the merchant chick who keeps repeating herself before and after shopping is a bit stupid. As is what she has to say. I wouldn't care if it weren't for the fact that I was trying to up my items per my normal gaming style.

The game looks pretty and the development seems interesitng, although a bit much for starters.

I'll ultimately play this game, but definitely won't drop top-dollar for it. I just need some RPG!! *scratching neck*

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 12:12:39 AM

Of course you can heal from wounds. Use an item to get rid of the wound.

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shadowscorpio
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 9:48:23 AM

@ ff

Actually, If I am not mistaken just like FF 13 you re fully healed after battle. I think that goes for wound damaged too.

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Mamills
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 10:47:29 PM
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damn this site really wants you to play FF XIII-2.

lol, played the demo,

the gameplay seems better, but as i said the biggest problem 13 ever had was a weak ass story and horrible characters and this one seems to be the same.

bargain bin for me, maybe... if i still care about it.
(Probably wont)

(Sorry this franchise is dead to me, way better games out there to play)

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killerbee12
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 12:10:09 AM

Do you have any idea how right you are?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 12:13:40 AM

Oh yeah, we've been promoting FFXIII-2 constantly.

.....oh wait, no, it was the reverse; people were mad that we were calling it out.

Can't please anyone it seems. Whatever. And if you're already dead set on hating a game - which you obviously are - the greatest demo in the world won't change that.

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Excelsior1
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 2:11:45 AM

I gotta side with Ben on that one. I'm thrilled he has having fun with the game. A hater is going to hate but it does look like Square made some signifcant improvements to XIII-2. An objective person should be able to see that.

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killerbee12
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 2:16:38 AM

I played the demo and finished it, but it just isn't that appealing, i don't like any of the improvements (with the exception of the music). Final Fantasy XIII should have just remained one game.
And seriously what happened to Vesus XIII

And also i never hated XIII i'm one of those rare people who actually Quite liked it

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Mamills
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 6:24:07 AM

what sqeenix needs to do is stop dicking around and make their fans a proper game, thats all im saying.

and 13-2 may have been improved but still wont be worth it.
and your right about me hating and no demo will change that, know y?
because its a horrible concept from the get go.

once the concept is bad the entire experience will suffer for it, this goes for games and film.

so yes i stand by it, FF is dead until they figure it out, they obviously dont want to listen

(and dont take it personal Ben, i was just joking about this site really wanting you to play this game, its just there is always an article almost everyweek on FF.
just an observation)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 7:39:07 PM

Leading up to a FF launch, there's going to be news about FF.

Any particular reason nobody says anything about ANY other game that gets just as heavy coverage? It seems like they want a media blackout for FF and if there's ONE article about it, they pretend as if that's all they see, which actually isn't true in the slightest.

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___________
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 1:08:27 AM
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better then XIII is not exactly saying much.
i absolutely hated the demo so i wont be touching this with a 50 foot pole!
however, since $E is so obsessed with westernising
there franchises i wish they would do a new IP but set in a FF like world.
thats the only thing ive loved about the XIII series, just the environments, the futuristic feel to them is really amazing!
id love to see a new IP like that but with normal RPG combat, maybe like what the witcher 2 offers.
now that would be a freaking awesome game!

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Unigumo
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 1:08:55 AM
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O! M! G!
Definitely buying day one! The pet like system caught my eye. Catching monsters? Leveling monsters? Fusing monsters? OH HECK YEAH! That reminds me of Monster Rancher! I don't care if the story is crap. If I enjoy the game that's all I need. Good story is just a bonus for me and DIALOGUE UNLOCKS DIFFERENT EVENTS!?! That's replay value right there! BRING IT!! /chill

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 3:04:14 AM
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FF13's three biggest let down:

boring and semi-automatic game mechanism, linear and dull bunker-ish environment, story makes no sense and boring.

FF13-2, to what I have seen, still have that semi-automatic game mechanism, still have that dull environment, and story still makes no sense, now even alleged to be incomplete....While I accept that SE tweaked it a bit and added into some nuances, however, overall, it is still quite boring...that is what I feel so far.

To be honest, Eternal Sonata, a game released more than 4 years ago, has much more lush and vibrant worlds and way better music score, feels way more magical and play like a fantasy.

Considering the gameplay, whoever designed the gameplay mechanism of the FF13 world must be completely idiotic. Why can't they just dump the whole Paradigm thing, and let player have the full control of each person and manually cast all the skills, magics and special moves in turns -- that change alone would make the gameplay so much better involved and engaging...

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saintaqua
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 1:12:35 PM
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I'm still pretty excited for it.
I enjoyed 13 for what it was. It was not a great FF game but it was still a great game.
If SE had stuck all along to the same tried and true style they'd used in past games they would receive criticism for that too.

Personally, I prefer the style in the old ones, but I felt 12 and 13 were fun and fast paced, leveling up felt less a chore in 12 for example.

I will buy 13-2 and you can call me a traitor, a fake gamer or whatever. I'll probably enjoy it but still sigh that I wish the days of 7-8-9 and 10 were back.

However, I do think our complaints should be heard so the next actual FF will be what we all want.

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burnedknight
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 1:29:46 PM
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I'm still not going to get it i'll pass s.e is dead to me when they start making good jrpg's again i'll buy their games but that isn't happening anytime soon it looks like.

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AnonymousPoster
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 6:22:55 PM
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Considering that ANY Final Fantasy is better than Final Fantasy XIII, this article is kind of redundant. I still don't want it.

I started the demo, had an on-rails battle, pushed some Q...T...E...s (seriously?), wandered around a drab environment, entered the wall of texts explaining the silly names for things they've come up with this time, and quit because I realized that I didn't care in the slightest.

A sequel to a game I didn't like is still a sequel to a game I didn't like. I have no desire to return to a world, characters and story that I did not enjoy. That's like saying: "Well, you didn't enjoy Transformers 2, but you should totally go see Transformers 3! It's better!!" No thanks.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 7:37:32 PM

Yes, I get it. That's not really the point, is it?

As I said above, if you hated FFXIII, you already hate FFXIII-2.

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Mr Bitey
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 8:00:00 PM

Well said. I was pretty much going to say the same thing, but you beat me to it.

I loved X, but the sequel was painful. I actually liked the battle system, but the crap story and recycled environments killed it for me.

I thought XIII was just ok, so I have no desire to play the sequel.

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Gravelight
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 11:54:11 PM
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After playing the demo through, I thought XIII-2 was better than XIII. It's not AS colorful, but still colorful. And I hate toon animated games; the realer the better. But there seems to be more things to do and several ways to go about each task. The fighting is WAY better than XIII, but still strays from originality by far. In fact the ONLY thing they've kept is turn-based action (hit, wait, hit, wait, etc.) But that is what we all know as an FF rpg. Did square miss the reasons why people loved FFs I-IX or what? It's like they were thinking, "They liked that alot, so let's tweak it to make it better", then turns out that THEY were the only ones that liked it like that. But instead of changing it back they ruin the rest of the game. It's dumb in many more ways than one. They could've upgraded the looks without changing the style. I almost want to say, "What kinda drugs are we gonna need to play this one, lol". Whoops I did say that... oh well, I know most understand where I'm coming from. And I agree, VsXIII should turn out better, just hope that disney has nothing to do with it.

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