[Rant] Yes, We Know You Want Versus XIII

It would be a challenge to find a gamer who legitimately hates Final Fantasy VII, however, ask nearly any fan what their opinion of the newest installments is and you’ll probably get a reaction of utter disdain. Now I have not played every single entry, but I have played most of them between IV and XIII-2, and I see people completely brush off the newest games with barely batting an eyelash because of something someone else said. Defending FFXIII is not the easiest thing in the world, but I would much rather hear complaints from a person who has actually played through the entire game.

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Snookies121995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

I'll start off by saying I have been with Final Fantasy since the very first entry on the Nintendo (you know, back when it was supposed to be Square's LAST game lol). I've played through each and every one multiple times (up until XIII-2).

I have played through XIII and some of XIII-2. I will say they're not bad games. They're pretty solid RPGs to be honest. However they're not the quality expected of a Final Fantasy game. That is why people want to move on, because they see XIII-3 and go... "Oh great, more of the same we had the last two times." That one will probably not be up to par with previous entries either (even if it is good). We want how it used to be, every entry has new characters, world, story, etc. It's pissing off old fans of the series BECAUSE it keeps continuing. If you didn't like the first one, how would you feel if you had to wait for it to have 2 entire sequels before being able to move on?

wishingW3L1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

come on, you still believe that urban legend about Square's last game? Sakaguchi already debunked that a long time ago just like Inafune said that he didn't create Mega Man either, that it was a colleague of his but people still keeps calling him the father of Mega Man.

And man, to say that FF13 was a decent game is being just plain delusional. FF13-2 was a bit better on the gameplay department but the story was way worse than it already were....

Snookies121995d ago

Delusional? No, it was a decent game. The story was fine, the characters were great, it's just that it was completely linear and had no sense of progression.

That thing about FF being Square's last game was because their games weren't selling back then and that was their last hope. It's not a myth, they actually were in trouble financially because their games weren't selling well. It was intended to be his last game, which is why he called it that.

crxss1994d ago

does SE REALLY know we want versus? really...? lol

MaxXAttaxX1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

I played for almost 20 hours and could not bring myself to play one more.

The last FF game I played before 13 was FF12. Despite its flaws, it was still an RPG. FF13 could barely be called that.
No exploration whatsoever or world map. Linear hallway-like conveyor belt level design. Towns, NPCs, shops all annihilated. Floating spheres? wtf. The battle system and summons... story logs... just... ugh.

The argument that you had to play through hours and hours until it starts to get "better" near the end is total bulls**t. NO game should ever be like that. It's bad game design.

Irishguy951994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

I also played it for 20 hours, till I got to the open area of gran pulse, my exact words

"THIS!? This is what i've been torturing myself for! Screw this, I don't have to go through this"

Then I watched the rest of the disappointing story with 'dreadful' characters on Youtube. I'm a bit shocked people thought the characters were anything more than terrible. The story itself was good however it was horribly executed.

Also that's a terrible argument "If they're not FF's".

It has nothing to do with FF. Sure if you compare it to other FF's you surely be disappointed, but other than that, it is just a bad game, for so many reasons which so many people pointed out before.

Ok I may as well repoint them out.

Story/ characters - Horrible execution and simply dreadful characters. You have your overblown idiot type Snow "We're heroes". Seriously I couldn't believe he and NORA were saying stuff like that. Hope with his annoying emo ***(but he actually go decent toward the end). Vanille was generally annoying./ Sazh was the only good one, Lightning was flat and a disappointment.

Battle system: Auto battle/nuff said
Well not really nuff said, the battle system comprised of breaking enemies, which was repetitive and boring, boss battles were somewhat fun. The normal battles were a downright pain in the ***

Music - Very good for a game, so long as you don't compare it to previous FF's, it's very good.

Graphics/presentation - Amazing, it's perfect proof to display that graphics mean nothing when the game is boring and repetitive.

Oh and Baldanders was a utterly dreadful villain.

Outside_ofthe_Box1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

I really don't get those that defend the 13 series. How can you defend a JRPG that is super linear? How can you defend an FF game that ends in "to be continued"?

Square Enix just needs to MOVE ON to next iteration in the FF series. I don't even care if it's Versus at this point. Just give us a new world with new characters with a new story and a good battle system. Lightning and company are getting old and tiring.

blackbeld1993d ago

Final Fantasy 13 is the first FF game that I could not finish.

Playing the game after around 20hours get so tired with Lightning I just quit.

Worst FF game ever! They should stop with Lightning and bring us a male hero and not woman like man wannabe hero. Just give us a real male hero!

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Godmars2901995d ago

At this point, I, I just can't do it anymore. I can look at FF8, see the obvious flaws in its plot and like it as a JRPG, do the same with FF12 and be indifferent towards it, but not FF13. Its just been around too long and is just that much of a mess. Has been in my face for too f***ing long to boot.

Please just make it go away...

Snookies121995d ago

I'm just saying if you think about them as anything OTHER than a Final Fantasy, they're good RPGs.

I thought 8 was great even with the story flaws. FF12 I will agree on though. The game was fun, but the story, visuals, and characters were all so poor. I've played through twice now, and have yet to understand what the hell is going on in that game.

mewhy321993d ago

I just can't play anymore of the Final Fantasy games. I mean, you more or less just play from one FMV to the next. Pales in comparison to games like Skyrim and The Witcher 2.

Bimkoblerutso1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

I loved FF12, and to be honest I loved for many of the same reasons I think 13 is one of the poorest entries ever.

FF12 concerned itself much more with fantasy politics than a lot of FF fans were used to, so a lot of the soap-opera melodrama between characters was dropped for a much broader tale of political intrigue.

FF13 was rife with self-important philosophizing and humorless melodrama, and it almost felt like parody to me. The actual story was interesting enough, but couple the cringe-worthy dialog and characters with the game's ridiculous linearity for 4/5's of the game and it ended up being pretty lackluster.

Ranma11994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

FF10 was the last epic FF

youndamie1994d ago

Yea I agree but XII was really good just not epic.

Dunpeal1994d ago

and aren't they supposed to be remaking it or something? i thought i read that somewhere

Summons751994d ago

And yet I bet your one who says that 13 "sucks" even though 13 an 10 have a ton of similarities. 10 was good but not amazing. I'll buy the remake though.

phantomexe1994d ago

10 was good but 13 was like a bad 80s chick flick. FF 13 is still the only game i've ever traded in. I've never missed a ff game since the nes but 13 was not staying in my collection and there is no way i'd give 13/2 or 3 my money. SE is a train wreck these days.

kostchtchie_1993d ago

exactly, 6-10 were brilliant games, everything after that from SE has been utter garbage

DOMination-1993d ago

10 was similar to 13 i have to agree. Linear corridors replacing the world map the main example..

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BinaryMind1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Huh? I thought this was going to be a rant on Versus XIII not one on the defense of FFXIII?

Treian1994d ago

the game doesn't exist.

Elda1994d ago

I enjoyed all FF games,didn't play 11 but FF-XIII happens to be one of my favorites,I'm off for a few weeks & I'm playing it again.

youndamie1994d ago

Sorry but can you please explain why XIII is your favorite?

Elda1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

@youndamie....FF-XIII is one of my favorites,I like the FF character Lightning & I liked the sci-fi elements of the story & game,I loved the battle system & the different direction Square took with FF,I hope that answered your question!

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