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Submitted by Xerolt 736d ago | opinion piece

Was Final Fantasy XIII-2 An Improvement over XIII?

Techdeville writes: Final Fantasy is a franchise that everyone has heard of by now, either directly or indirectly. The series has about sixteen main games, and numerous spin-offs. Recently, though, after the release of XIII, fans have begun to think that the franchise might as well be considered a ‘Dead Fantasy’. (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, PS3, Xbox 360)

no_more_heroes  +   737d ago
"If you fear that the battle still may not be in your control, due to ‘auto-battle’, you can set the cursor to always be on abilities so that you can select your characters moves manually, allowing you greater control over the game."

You could do that in XIII...
Lucretia  +   736d ago
exactly, its proof that they dont know wtf they are talking about.

and well if u do use that option 13-2 will be WAAAAAAAY to hard honestly. I dont see the point of needing to click cure 6 times when auto battle will do that for me. only when i want to do specific commands do i take control of that, otherwise the gameplay is about paradigm shifting correctly and using the right team
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   736d ago
This battle system is set up in a way that is too hard to click everything yourself, its just too fast. It's still not a bad set up though. The strategy for this battle system isn't during the battle, but before the battle.
Shikoro  +   736d ago
God, how I hate when people say that stuff about Auto battle. There is no way in hell that you will get to the half of the game without switching paradigms and choosing commands on your own.
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Irishguy95  +   737d ago
Better in some ways, but still ****
DA_SHREDDER  +   737d ago
one turd was bigger than the other.
Spenok  +   735d ago
One troll was bigger than the other -.-
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Dark11  +   736d ago
Yes , but still the game sucks.
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Summons75  +   736d ago
I honestly liked both, but 13-2 was an improvement. Still sticking to what Square said about them not having any plans for 13-2 though.
Catoplepas  +   736d ago
ITT - Opinionated assholes judging a game they haven't played.
Hellsvacancy  +   736d ago
Ive never been bummed by a dude before, do i need to to know im not gonna enjoy it?

I played FF13 (80% of it) didnt enjoy it (hence the 80%), my 6th senses are telling me 13-2 would be no better, i hated the characters more than anything

"Follow your instincts " my Dad use to tell me as a child, whos right?

Edit: No Lucretia, they really havnt let me down, IF FF13-2 has all these things then why isnt it recognized more? from what ive been told (from friends who have actually played it) its just a bigger game, not better, just bigger

You seem to of enjoyed it, thats great, people loved Prometheus, i hated it
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Lucretia  +   736d ago
and ur instincts have failed you and you "DIED"

13-2 has exploration, tons of content, is harder, better story and characters. so not sure how ur instincts worked
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   736d ago
@ Lucretia

FF 13-2 is in now way harder than the first. I had some issues with the bosees in 13, but 13-2 was pretty much a cakewalk.
spunnups  +   736d ago
anything is better than zero, that is, unless its another zero
Spenok  +   735d ago
Well, seeing as how the first one wasn't a zero. I don't see where your comment was going with this one. If you think 13 was a zero, than what is a 10? Surely NOTHING on your gaming scale could even muster up a meager 5/10.

Sure, 13 wasn't a FF great like FF's of the past. However it was far from a terrible game as SOO many people on the internet like to pretend. If you didn't enjoy a game. Which is fine, why constantly go to articles and bitch about it? What does it get you? Self satisfaction that people get to read your hate for it? Is it you just trying to vent your anger at something you didn't like?

Or is it in the hopes that SE just might see your post and change something in the inner workings of their company and go back to what they used to be? BUT then again people like you tend to believe SE is dead and they can do NO right. And that everything they make is complete crap and the company is thus doomed.

So, did I hit the mark or am I off?

Also, not trying to harp on you specifically even if it seems like I am. I just see so many people giving SE such hard time, when clearly a lot of people (the article OP included) haven't even touched the game(s).
Kos-Mos  +   736d ago
Immaturity is getting bigger on n4g. Congratulations kids commenting this article.
Spenok  +   735d ago
Lol look at my comment directly above yours. I couldn't take it anymore, so I kind of ranted on someone >.>
Kamikaze135  +   736d ago
Better gameplay, but the story was a huge step down.
Pozzle  +   736d ago
Yeah, the whole time travel thing was just a great, big mess, and was really un-needed imo. Same goes for the time travel plot in The Third Birthday...there were plenty of logical ways that the Parasite Eve world could have been expanded, so I don't know what the hell Square chose to introduce time travel in a series that was never about time travel.
Kamikaze135  +   736d ago
I agree. I really enjoyed the concept and it even started out well, but it fell apart too quickly. If SE DOES release FFXIII-3, then I hope it takes the best of both games and add more - a giant world, great battle system with human allies, monster catching as an option, epic story, great graphics, and a worthwhile conclusion. No DLC...unless the content actually gets developed AFTER the game gets released.
Godmars290  +   736d ago
Honestly by all counts yes, but then XIII was not just completely flawed it was uninteresting. Better to have moved on and build based on its mistakes than build upon the full work in attempt to correct its mistakes. Continue a story I didn't care about.
cfountain  +   736d ago
I enjoyed 13-2 compared to the sleepwalk I had through 13. I guess Im one of the few that actually want a 13-3...after Versus 13(or whatever they change the name to if its not cancelled) and Kingdom Hearts 3(or an HD edition)
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   736d ago
Honestly I liked the first one better, but 13-2 did fix the issues taht people had with the first one for the most part. There was something that just wasn't working. I don't really know what it is, but it just seemed less inspired than the first I guess.
GrumpyOla  +   736d ago
13 had much better graphics than 13-2 or any other JRPG out there. The difficulty lies in getting 5 stars in battles by carefully selecting you team, weapons, accessories and paradigm customization.
-Gespenst-  +   736d ago
Considering the nightmarish admin / communication problems that plagued XIII's development, it's a pretty incredible game. Jawdropping soundtrack and the amazing overall design and visuals would be the highlights for me. XIII-2 makes a lot of improvements and is definitely a lot meatier, which is what you want from an FF game, but there are certain things that I think XIII has over it, ie more playable characters and perhaps a more coherent story. Still though I think they're both pretty great games in their own right. I'm predicting that XIII-3, if it makes the same leap as the second from the first, will send the series off on a high note.
iamlegend9999  +   736d ago
Hell yeah.......
KingofGambling  +   736d ago
Was Final Fantasy XIII-2 an improvement? don't care.
I just believe that they could skip FF 13-2 and a potential/rumor FF 13-3 so they can focus their main resource on FF Versus.

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