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Final Fantasy 13 Retrospective Review

The Final Fantasy XIII series has finally come to close with the recent release of the novella epilogue in Japan. Continue Play uses the occassion to look back at the original Final Fantasy XIII, a game that many have called "the worst Final Fantasy/worst JRPG/root of all evil". But heavily problemed as it may be, it isn't all bad.

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snarls200790d ago

not the worst games i've played

TheWackyMan790d ago

The last of us takes that award. LOL xD!!! /s

FamilyGuy790d ago (Edited 790d ago )

That doesn't even make sense as a joke or sarcasm, it's just completely out the blue to mention tlou at all :/

I personally liked FF13, I'm a big fan of the super high quality CGI cut scenes and it was cool seeing the monsters fight against each other on the battlefield. I don't think I had seen that in a game before FF13. The battle system required some thought during a few fights, the weapons were cool, the game wasn't as bad as people try to make it.

Father__Merrin790d ago

ff13 one of the best ff I've played I remember all the hate it got, but with terrific gameplay, stunning graphics and music, good story and voice acting, cool bosses apart from the that barthandalous it was a riveting 70h game

grailly790d ago

I'm not too surprised that *somebody* likes the game, but I never thought anyone would call it the best FF ever.
I guess we just have completely different opinions, as I thought that the story(or at least the writing of it) was bad and the voice acting OK at best.

elda790d ago

I 100% totally agree!

Hellsvacancy790d ago

I thought it was awful, just awful, didn't even finish it, got 2/3 of the way through and gave up

rainslacker789d ago

I thought it was a good game, but I didn't start thinking that until I stopped thinking of it as a FF game. I guess my standard for FF games was just raised up too high because of prior installments.

Otherwise, it had decent gameplay(far from terrific, but could be engaging at times), graphics were it's best attribute, music was awesome, voice acting was mostly good and I consider it acceptable(Vanille being the only one I didn't really like). The story itself was good, but very poorly delivered, and at times convoluted unless you did independent research on what was what.

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NegativeCreep427790d ago (Edited 790d ago )

I remember I was very disappointed with the demo for Final Fantasy XIII-2 but given the right price I guess I'll try out and give the final fantasy 13 saga a chance. After all, Final Fantasy 12 for ps2 was given a very bad rep when it first came out but unsurprisingly it is now considered a cult classic amongst old-school Squaresoft Final Fantasy fans.

FF XII taught me the lesson of not solely relying on "professional" reviews to play a game. I put in over 70 hours into Final Fantasy 12 back in 2009. I think it is one of the most underrated Final Fantasy games of all time, so Final Fantasy 13 may very well be suffering the same case of Media degradation and hatred.

Paprika790d ago

FF XII was epic, just thinking about it is awesome! I'm pretty sure no RPG of its type on ps3 can match it. Had a better battle system than xiii too!

Tdmd790d ago (Edited 790d ago )

I'm very confused about your post. In one hand, this...

"I put in over 70 hours into Final Fantasy 12 back in 2009. I think it is one of the most underrated Final Fantasy games of all time"

...makes me feels like there's no justice in this world unless I hit the agree button, on the other hand, this...

"so Final Fantasy 13 may very well be suffering the same case of Media degradation and hatred."

...makes me feel like the disagree button needs to be seriously raped asap!

XII is awesome, XIII is trash, and I really pity you if you will try XIII expecting it to be anywhere near as good as XII was.

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