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Steal Final Fantasy XIII Now For An Absurdly Low Price

Anybody who wants to say, "it's not up to FF standards," I agree with you. Anybody who says it isn't worth playing, or isn't one of the better games of the generation...you and me are gonna have words. See, I put 100 hours into it and if you say it sucks, that sort of implies I waste my time with bad games.

And I don't. I really don't have time to do that. But I will acknowledge that it might not be worth the full price of admission for some players; FF has never been for everybody, anyway. That being said, you can't possibly turn it down for the absurdly attractive price of $19.99, can you? Right now, you can nab FFXIII from Amazon for $10 less than the cost of a Greatest Hit title. Most people tend to complain about $60 games that don't last long enough to suit their tastes - to which I say, if one feels fulfilled at the end, length is entirely irrelevant - and in this case, it's $20 for a bare minimum of 50 hours of gameplay. Hard to find a better deal. And as I just said, there isn't much point in waiting until it becomes a Greatest Hit, because it'll be $29.99; hence, now's the time to strike. There's no knowing how much longer it'll stay at that silly low $20 price tag, either.

It's a steal and a half. And with the holidays right around the corner, you know money might be a little tight, so such deals are too good to pass up.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

Tags: ffxiii, final fantasy xiii, ffxiii price, ffxiii ps3

9/12/2010 9:49:25 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (87 posts)

Alienange
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:13:41 PM
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You're right. It's a great game. But I didn't think it was worth the 60. It's times like this that I wish I'd have waited a couple months. I find the price I pay for a game is often directly related to how much I enjoy it.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:30:43 PM

Same =/

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tes37
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:42:04 PM

It's possible you would have blown that money on something anyway, maybe intangible. Some lessons are worth the price of admission.

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godsman
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:56:54 PM

I feel the same way. Uncharted 2 is the only game I spent money on DLC. It's worth $80-100 to me.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:07:44 PM

I should have gotten bioshock 2...

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Beamboom
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 3:56:24 AM

I don't understand those who buy their games at full price. Every single game worth playing drops in price a few months later. The game is the same, the platform is the same, the experience is the same. Only difference is the price.

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tes37
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 6:29:08 AM

Some people aren't cheap and like playing the games when they're first available.

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 6:51:24 AM

No Beamboom, not everybody has the patience to wait.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:16:54 AM

Beamboom: That's not exactly true, anyway. Many games stay at full price for a very long time, especially if they sell well.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 11:54:41 AM

My tactic is to rummage through the second hand shelf in search of gold :) It happens all the time. I've never really felt the need to buy a game on release, with the odd exception.

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Alienange
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:14:34 PM

You raise an interesting point Beamboom.

I'm usually one to wait for a good price drop. The problem was that I really like FF games. REALLY like them. Normally you EASILY get your moneys worth out of a FF game. Getting a fantastic game and delving in on day one is an absolute gamer's delight.

Unfortunately FFXIII didn't turn out be my kind of FF.

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Beamboom
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:30:43 PM

Ben: Of course you're right. There's always exceptions. But they are exceptions.
Alien: I understand what you mean, some games do offer so many hours of entertainment that they are worth every single penny. Especially RPGs. For me Fallout 3 is such a game.
However this is not a question about being "cheap". It really is common sense. If you wait for the price drops you'll easily get twice the amount of games for the same amount of cash. And 20 good games *are* better than 10... ;)

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Underdog15
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:14:08 PM
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Definitely worth $20. You an' me, Ben, have identical opinions on this title. (By the way, if I never mentioned it before, I truly loved FFT as well)

But that's besides the point.

This game was my very first platinum trophy. (And got me addicted to trophies, too!) It took me about 75 hours to platinum. The final Ci'eth stone was a wonderful challenge! (I wish there were more toughies, though, to be honest)

If you've never tried this type of game before, for $20, you might as well give it a shot!

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TEG3SH
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:19:13 PM

KISS A** LOL

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:21:02 PM

Saying you love FFT is never "beside the point."

Everyone in here is just lucky I don't have the time to launch into massive detailed rants about why that game rules so hard. ;)

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 9/12/2010 10:21:51 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:26:30 PM

Maybe you should start a "FFT Nook" here at PSXE where you discuss all your expertise on the game :)

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Underdog15
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:54:41 AM

lol and what could I possibly gain by being a Kiss a$$ on a video game website? lol I've probably beaten FFT 5 times or so now, and I own the original (black label) PS1 game AND the PSP version.

Besides, I like games from all genres, but I'm definitely an FF junkie.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:15:34 PM
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Makes me wonder if I should bother paying full price for VersusXIII, FF titles now lose value faster than most. It's a pretty solid game, but all frosting and no cake if you ask me.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:21:40 PM

Me-thinks this is a freak thing. You won't find FFXIII for $20 at GameStop.

Or maybe you will...hell do I know? LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:25:19 PM

I've read of people finding it for $5 new.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:31:22 AM

I bought this game, shortly after release, for $30 so it's not uncommon for games to be cheap during release week or shortly after. R.U.S.E. is $45 right now for those that are interested. The PS Move Bundle comes with a $25 gaming coupon starting this weekend.

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TEG3SH
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:18:34 PM
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DONT BOTHER Y'ALL UNLESS U HAVE AN ALL FF LIBRARY
I bought it new for around 30 USD ( 19.99 GBP) and I still regret it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:25:41 PM

It was a rather large chore wasn't it?

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TEG3SH
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:30:30 PM

yeah, totally agree, it was like run then story then press X a lot and then a fight and u were like nooooooo u stupid paradigm it was supposed to be the other one:@.
I bought it when I was in the UK and I was so happy to have it in my hand but when I played it, Boy I was disappointed

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:03:57 AM

Your description can be applied to any FF.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:11:12 AM

I dunno man, there was still a tiny bit of strategy in the XIII battles, but for the most part all you had to do for every enemy was hammer them with magic until they stagger, then hit em with physical attacks. Easy peasy.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:41:03 AM

Same could be said for any FF, as I said. "Hit X" all the time. And just because most of the strategy was done outside of battle rather than in it (like most real-time WRPGs) doesn't mean there wasn't any strategy.

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TEG3SH
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:45:17 AM

@ World & Ben

I know it wasn't as crappy as my description inclined but this lashing out is because I'm really pissed off at Squenix.

I really hate this paradigm thingy, way too annoying for my liking

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:08:59 AM

Well I love the paradigm shift thingy, made me feel like I was driving my manual car, shifting gears in an intense racing event....love it ;)

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SvenMD
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:44:13 AM

There's definitely still alot of strategy involved in the shifts and when to shift. It's just a different type of strategy than we are used to in a FF game.

There are also other minute details to fighting. It's actually quite tough to stagger an enemy and then control your attacks well enough to launch them and KEEP them in the air for the remainder of the battle so that they NEVER have a chance to attack you.

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Alienange
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:26:51 PM
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Might as well throw in another cheapy to get the free shipping. A Cabela game perhaps?

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Scarecrow
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:28:54 PM
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I've watched vids of the cutscenes and these characters irritate me to death.

And while it's only $20 it'll go towards supporting Squeeeenix's dumb belief that Westernizing their games is the thing to do. Sure barely any of that money will go to them but the point is in the numbers.

If more people keep buying this failure of a FF they'll keep up with their dumb philosophies.

Call me stubborn, I will not support this game in any way.

There are so many games I've missed this gen that I'd rather spend my money on. Heck there are ps2 games that I've been meaning to get. Some of those Ratchet and Clank games for example.

Furthermore, those $20 would be better spent on ps1 classics or PSN games, imo.

This is my opinion of course.
It's still one of the better games this gen so I can see some giving in.

Agarest War for example is a better buy in my book. Anyway, that's just me.

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Alienange
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:38:25 PM

Better spent on Suikoden for 2.99 on PSN right now and keep 17 for another day.

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Temjin001
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:14:49 PM

Is Suikoden actually a good jrpg to play these days?
I like doing RPG's on my PSP and I'm about 1/4 of the way through FF9. $2.99 is a killer deal, but it has to be good.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:05:10 AM

Suikoden is the second-best RPG franchise ever. All of them are WELL worth playing for JRPG fans (with the possible exception of IV).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:09:35 AM

IV wasn't so bad, I just didn't like the water-world thing.

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Temjin001
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:47:59 AM

Cool, thanks. I'll probably grab Suikoden while it's on sale then.

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TEG3SH
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:50:01 AM

excuse me MR Ben

But Chrono-trigger/ chross or Xenosaga/gears are the second best JRPG franchise ever,, I would even put dragon quest before it.

`just my 2 cents anyway

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:20:19 AM

Not a chance in hell. Two games - Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross - hardly comprise a "series" and I only really liked the original Xenosaga.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 3:05:58 AM

Scarecrow,
I'm with you!

I won't reward SE for gimping up the game for it's loyal Playstation FF fanbase

And since I'm not really into RPG's anyway, I'll just wait till it's in the $10 or less used bargain bin.

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booze925
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:36:55 PM
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WHOA
i don't usually play FF games, but THIS may just be too gud a deal 2 pass!
maybe now is the time 2 give RPG's a try 4 me

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Jawknee
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:47:16 PM

Any of the Final Fantasies on PSN are a better deal. :)

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TEG3SH
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:52:15 AM

@ Jawknee
exactly

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:12:19 AM

booze, go for it!

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Temjin001
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:49:46 PM
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I really like FF13. I just can't jump on the FF13 is not a FF game band wagon. While I'm not a proud FF7 member wearing a "I killed all the Weapons" badge on my chest, I still have spent more time with the FF series than any other RPG. And FF13, to me, feels just as belonging as any other I've played. It's structured differently, I know. But it really is doing a lot of remarkable things that no other JRPG this gen can match. As far as I'm concerned(I am a light jrpg gamer), It is maintaining it's best in class status for this gen of JRPG's and, overall, I wasn't let down by FF13 and I'm confident that I'll enjoy the next major installment of FF(excluding those online games) just as much.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:12:42 AM

Temjin, i'd be interested in your thoughts about the game. How 'bout writing a user review?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:42:06 AM

He should. In the meantime, here's the most recent user review; it was of FFXIII-

http://www.psxextreme.com/user-reviews/99.html

Other user reviews can be found here-

http://www.psxextreme.com/user-reviews/30.html

http://www.psxextreme.com/user-reviews/14.html

There are a few others, too, but they're not as long or detailed as those. Oh, and there's our review, too. ;)

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Temjin001
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:44:10 AM

Oh, I don't know about that. I just finished up on a Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 user review (just posted). Doing a decent review takes a lot of work. But, maybe eventually. It looks like there's some good user-reviews for FF13 available already, too.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:11:16 AM

I put a ton of weight in your reviews, Ben. Sometimes, based on difference in genre-interest, naturally my personal opinion may vary slightly. For example, i never played any GTA's before GTA4, nor was i ever inclined to doing so, but I bought GTA4 purely based on your review, and boy, was i happy. My opinion of the game after completing was identical to your own.

Yet, you enjoyed AC2, and I didn't as much, though i'm glad i gave it a play-through.

Temjin and i happen to be fans of the same genres (adrenaline-inducing, hair-pulling challenges) and share gaming habits and schedule, as reflected by our trophy lists and login times, so in the case of gray-area games (those that are not necessarily must-buys for everyone) his opinion in particular may further tip my own inclination further into trying out a game that i'm on the fence about.

Interesting thing is, he really loved AC2 as you did, but i didn't (though i did appreciate it for all it's achievements). He's a fan of NGS2, just as I am, yet, you're not (from what i gather). We both adored U2, and yet Temjin hasn't even bought it, yet. So personal interest in a game can be hard to predict at times.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:02:23 AM

By the way, Ben, I remember reading your FF13 review and remember enjoying it. I appreciated your before-and-after impressions of it (and your concerns over review games urgently versus the need to play them to a necessary extent of completion), and found your review of it to be convincing, even though I'm not exactly what one would refer to as RPG-nut (I was floored by FF7, but after pumping in over hundred hours into that game but i vowed to never play an RPG again, just like I gave up on fighting games finally this generation due to time constraints).

One thing I'd be very curious to know from you is which game would you recommend over the other: FFxiii or Valkyria Chronicles? Granted, they're very different kinds of games, but since both are JRPG's, i thought the comparison was not totally outlandish.

And even though i gave up on rpg's years ago (almost blasphemous, i know), i found myself sinking in over 60 hours into a couple of playthroughs of ME2, and over hundred hours in Demon's Souls this generation. And while I wouldn't call either game an RPG in the strictest sense, I had a certain Eureka moment, that was covered in both WRPG vs JRPG and RPG vs D&D editorials of yours a while back. I realized other than the standard turn-based rpg's of yore, i couldn't really classify what makes an RPG, anymore.

For example, I know what RPG's involve, yet i found so many other kinds of games that had such elements, but could not be called true RPG's. For example, RPG's generally include grinding, upgrading and leveling, right? Yet we know that DMC, GOW, R&C, and NG's are not RPG's, yet they all involve upgrading and grinding.

OK, well what about exploration and side-missions? Open-world games revolve around that concept, yet we really can't call them RPG's, either.

And then take rare games like Heavy Rain in to consideration where all we do is make actual Role-Playing decisions, yet we can't even call HR an RPG.

And to through salt or lemon juice on the open wound of many, FFxiii was released not only to the dismay of FF fans, but of RPG fans in general (you appreciated the game for what it offered).

Then consider that WRPG's and JRPG's can be almost two entirely different kinds of games, yet they happen to be two subgenres within the same genre, and things can't be anymore confusing.

So, it wasn't really surprising that I'd break my vow from a few years back, just because I'm not quite sure when I'd be doing it or not. A number of genres have assimilated crucial elements from RPG's and other than the traditional turn-based mechanic from before, it is really difficult to classify what makes an RPG. I suppose this was the intention behind making Cladun: This is an RPG: Perhaps to remind us.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:29:16 AM

Edit:

"things can't get anymore confusing" should be "things can't get more confusing".

By the way, thank you for listing the FFxiii user review links. I read Lawless's review last night as well, and found it to be very informative, as well.

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Temjin001
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 11:22:34 AM

I can't say AC2 has become a top 10 favorite series of mine, but I can definitely see what all the positive reputation is about. A few things that stood out to me were this.

A uniquely distinguished setting and story. With so many open-world games that take place in urbanized modern day cities it's quite fresh and intriguing getting to go back in history to see these iconic and memorable locales.

The voice acting was also superb. When a game makes a big enough effort to tell a good story I'll stop and pay attention, and AC2 succeeded in spades on this end.

And very significantly, AC2 blended stealth action into an open-world design remarkably well. Stealth action fans will get their sneaking and prowling fix with a new paradigm of open world design.

While I can nit-pick many functional aspects of the game, the overall package heavily outweighs any contrivances. Granted, the combat action is clunkier and less refined than to my liking(not to say it doesn't present a whole list variables to keep battles interesting). I sometimes wonder if the controls could be better refined--3 input commands to run at full speed? The closer and final details of the graphics are often muddied and lacking in polygonal complexity; seeing that this game is so wide in scale it's totally understandable.

Another noteworthy point I'd like to make. AC2 is a perfect example of what this generation of hardware has done for us. Some games are just so sophisticated in overall design this gen that they can't just be scaled back visually to accommodate lesser the processing(Wii COD4) and still deliver an experience as finely executed. Just look at the PSP AC game. So much of the core essence of the game had to stripped away and scaled back to accommodate the lesser PSP spec that the game simply can not produce an experience that does justice to the series. Other genres are much more scaleable in this regard. Linear action games, and fighters can retain so much of their appeal even while running on lesser hardware.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:14:50 PM

That's exactly what i thought when i played AC1. I thought at the very least, this was a next-gen game, and something we couldn't see or play before. So, I appreciated that about AC2. It indeed was an improvement in almost every way, even adding features, like the ability to swim or boat, and the ability to store your weapons/armor, and purchase new ones, and upgrade your villa. My only misgiving with the game was the actual gameplay, clunkiness of the controls, and the ring-around-the-rosy combat. I appreciated the fact that even that they tried to improve it, and will say the kill animations and parkour represent the very pinnacle of animation in gaming.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:34:54 PM

Thanks Shams. If you're interested in my opinion, I'd go Valkyria over Final Fantasy XIII. The story engaged me better, and FFXIII felt derivative at times, so yeah.
Peace.

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Temjin001
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:29:58 PM

BTW Master Shams, there is a VC demo available on PSN for download. I personally haven't gotten into that game. From what I've played of the demo I could tell it is a quality effort.

I also remember you stating that on prior post that you were interested in Burnout Paradise. It is a good game running at a smooth 60fps and there's nothing else out there quite like it. Criterion should be commended for adding the motorcycle add-on for free. A lot of game value for only $20.

I got my version off of PSN. It works great as a quick pick-up and play style game (just be sure to turn off the game start-up info browser in the options, otherwise getting into the game at launch takes so long).

hehe, and I have every intention of buying Uncharted 2. I happened to have a Blockbuster Game Pass when the game launched. I checked it out two times during the month that service was active. I was able to get some solid time in with it during that time. Including completing the campaign and spending some time online. I was actually working through the game on Hard mode when my first PS3 crashed and died.

And man, I now back-up my game save files to a USB stick. It really was sad to lose all my game data when my PS3 died. I even tried hooking up my old 60GB HDD to a Windows computer to try and extract the saves.. Unfortunately, the file type Sony uses is unreadable on Windows.

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:43:10 PM

Lawless, yes, i would be interested in your opinion, and especially considering how much you liked FFxiii from what i gathered from your review, your must've really enjoyed VC if you'd recommend it over the FFxiii. So that is reassuring.

Sensei Temjin, you have a very good memory. I am interested in picking up Burnout:Paradise (I'm such a fiend for 60fps animation, as well as a speed freak). On the weekend i went to a local gamestop, and i was surprised to find it for the price of $20. Not that it isn't worth that, and then some, but i distinctly remember finding it at gamestop for a value of 7.99 and 12.99 on different occasions. Perhaps, I'm just being a cheapo, but it seems that GS has increased the used retail value of the game. And though I'd like to save as much as possible at Gamestops, I don't mind spending an extra buck on all the dlc, just to reward the developers on a job well done.

And thanks for the heads-up on backing up games. i should really do that, too.

And i feel ya about enjoying U2, yet not purchasing it, yet, but planning to. I'm sure with a wife and kids, you can't buy every game you'd like all the time. So some games gotta wait (especially those selling at full retail price). I'd say that U2 and inFamous represent my very favorite games this generation that i've played so far (with Wipeout HD/Fury, NGS2, GTA4, and R&C's not trailing far behind).

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AntDC
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:56:37 PM
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There's just simply better games to spend money on and play atm. Or DL one of the old Final Fantasies and have a trip down nostalgia lane :)

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tes37
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:57:23 PM
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I haven't played XIII since making it to Gran Pulse and I think the story is the main thing that kept me going to that point. I still want to finish it.

I don't think the game is bad, but my expectation going into the game is what makes the game feel weird to me. I thought I would get more of a similar experience to past efforts than I did.

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:16:33 AM

Try to beat it. I felt a great deal of satisfaction after finishing it, something I didn't feel after beating GoW3. It took me about a month or two. I mention GoW3 cause I feel it was much more disappointing than FFXIII seeing as they all took like forever to release, and FFXIII even made it early.

After all that wait, I beat GoW3 in 3 days and am like "wow, GoW3, is this what really went into development for all those 1000 years, look at your cousins Uncharted 1 & 2, they both made it before you and Among Thieves even sits way higher than you at metacritic, wow GoW3, wow!!!"

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Shams
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:42:39 AM

You're quite right, WWW, if i may say so. I have often called Drake the Kratos of this gen. Although one game is a cover-based TPS, while the other is a hack'n slash with the traditional setup of skirmishes scattered across each level, boss-fights at the end of each, and upgrading weapons, magic, and move sets throughout, they both have the summer box-office-hit vibe to them. In fact, Jaffe often said movies like Indiana Jones were the inspiration behind GOW, and Uncharted clearly shares that influence, and even to a greater extent. They are both highly cinematic action-adventures.

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 9:35:35 AM

Yes Shams, Drake is definitely the new Kratos, the new mascot for Sony this gen, I think he appeals to a wider audience,young and old.

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tes37
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 3:42:17 PM

@WWW

I do plan on getting back to it sometime soon. I just have to be in the right mood. I can't let this one be the only one I don't finish.

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spiderboi
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:01:21 PM
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13 was a letdown for me. I as doing hunts in Gran Pulse then it died for me (the interest for the game). Such a shame. I returned the game to my friend even before I finished it as it was just gathering dust.

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JakMan1997
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:34:08 AM
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I've never played a Final Fantasy game, If I start playing it from XIII...will the whole thing make sense, or are the story lines for each game all one long huge story?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:39:31 AM

None of them are related to each other, with the exception of FFX-2.

However, if you're not into RPGs - or JRPGs, specifically - you might not be interested.

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Gabriel013
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:42:14 AM
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it is on Amazon UK new for £19.99. Not quite as good as your US deal but still better than paying full price.

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JakMan1997
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:56:57 AM
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Eh...I might look into it, I've been getting tired of playing 3rd person shooters, maybe it's time to try a new genre for a bit.

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SayWord
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:04:46 AM
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The story in ff13 was really good and well thought out. I thought the battle system was engaging and just a very sped up form of a turnbased rpg. As Ben said about the strategy before battle I prefere my strategy during mid battle. It feels more realistic to me. Changing strategies before battle just seems cheap and cheating. Though the battles where fast and fun I would have enjoyed it slowed down and allow me to think about what I am going to do then just choosing paradigm shifts that are the same throughout the game. the characters just seemed to one dimensional to me with the exception of a few. Lighting was created to be to much like cloud that it failed to me. This is my main gripe about 13 and is the main reason why I love FF so much is because of the characters to me. Haha sorry for the rant:p

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:03:36 AM

Agreed.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:57:40 AM

no problems! I pretty much agree too. My main beef with the battle system was how un-customizable the AI allies were. It can be really frustrating if, say, you need your sabateurs to cast poison ASAP, but they never do until they've gotten every other spell to stick first...

know what i mean?

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JJJames
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:44:38 AM
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I just brought FF13 this saturday, thought I give ago being it was half price on play.com.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:55:12 AM
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Wow, great deal for a great game. I got it for $70AUD and was happy. So, that puts it at about $30-35AUD. Yeah, it's a crime to pass that up, even if you have a problem with the battle system and characters. I'm not going to harp, if you want to read that you can check the review. Over there <<<<<---.
Peace.

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___________
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:29:31 AM
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meh, as far as im concerned its not even worth 5 dollars.
to be honest the only RPG i have really enjoyed this gen is fallout 3 and Neir.
fallout 3 because there is so freaking much to do, you could literally spend 10 hours just doing side quests and not touch the main story.
Neir because it felt like a old school traditional RPG.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:52:03 PM

But GT5 is worth $800?

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Wissam
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 4:10:36 AM
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Fair price to be honest.

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Hezzron
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 6:45:42 AM
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I picked up FF13 at Best Buy a couple of months back for $19.99. It was on sale for $39.99 and there was a $20 coupon for it online in their Gamers Club.

....oh, and "if one feels fulfilled at the end, length is entirely irrelevant" is word for word my old pick-up line.

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www
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:02:33 AM
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The hero could easily turn villain with the least mistake, ask Tiger Woods or any influential person, and that's just what happened to FFXIII.

I spent more hours in FFXIII than Fallout 3 and most of those games there in the top 20 Metacritic games. FFXIII is just a case of a hero being punished just for quite a few mistakes. We all agreed if FFXIII were to be a whole new never before seen game, it woulda scored higher. FFXIII hasn't been treated fairly at all. It's a great game and simply worthy.

This isn't the best FF but people are manking it look so bad, okay assume it's not FF and just play it, damn!

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JackC8
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:30:13 AM
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I got it for $37 and then Amazon gave me $20 for trade-in. The fact that it's in the bargain bin already speaks volumes.

I'm through with this whole Final Fantasy subject - after 15 hours of XIII I was pretty much in a monotony-induced coma. I've never in my life experienced such a pathetic excuse for gameplay.

Since then I've platinumed Fallout 3, played through Red Dead Redemption, and now I'm on Dragon Age Origins. Elder Scrolls Oblivion is in the queue, and GT5 is arriving Nov. 2.

I don't think anyone could make a serious argument that my time would have been better spent slogging through another 35 hours of that if/then statement that SE tried to pass off as a video game.

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Alienange
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 1:23:36 PM

If game = crap Then
location = bargain bin
Else
location = gamer's console
end If

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Beamboom
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:31:12 PM

Script kiddie! ;)

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Kiryu
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 7:35:05 AM
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Believe me guys Buy Yakuza 3 now and try to play Yakuza 1 and Yakuza 2 and wait for Yakuza 4 ,forget about Final Fantasy.I Beg You!

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:27:22 AM

Great alternative

These Yakuza games have some really engaging stories. A great alternative.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:09:25 AM
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It looks like the sale is off, its up to $33 now. I'd have bought it for $20, but i dont think i'll pay much more than that.

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iPwn_3G
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 11:06:23 AM
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Yep, the sale is done. back up to $32.89

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CrazyIrishBoy
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 11:42:20 AM
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I just bought it for €20 second hand from GAME.. ah well, its in perfect condition anyway

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telly
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:58:55 PM
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Wish I had waited for the price drop! I may not be so bitter toward XIII if I hadn't paid full price.

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DrRockso87
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 11:50:17 PM
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To be honest, I thought Final Fantasy XIII was the most disappointing game I've ever played. I've played Final Fantasy 1, 4 - 10, and 12, and enjoyed all of them (some more than others) but this one was just terrible.

Cringeworthy dialogue, stock character designs, incoherent story, bland music soundtrack, broken battle system, summons are worthless, etc. If I could go back in time and stop myself from wasting 65 dollars on this "game" then I would. Worst purchase ever.

With that said, I suppose if people out there are still interested and want to play (well, more or less endure) this trash then they should be lucky that they won't have to waste 65 dollars like I did. I just hope Final Fantasy Versus XIII can wash the taste of XIII out of my mouth (granted it left an AWFUL taste).

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