Janelle Hindman has completed Final Fantasy XIII and reviewed it. In her opinion, the good slightly outweighs the bad as she gives it a "Very Good" ranking.
they kept all the good ideas for final fantasy versus xiii =)
I don't know much about Versus XIII. Please tell me the good ideas :D
Versus has alot more promise, FF13 was made as a safe bet it didn't take to many risks and Versus is trying something different.
That's the way i like someone who uses the full 10pt scale.
is there any more pictures of FFversusXIII ingame shots? Iv never seen that screen.. if you have more please post the links..
FF XIII was just to sell and to move some PS3's FF versus XIII on the other hand is the real deal
Like I said yesterday, this game WILL get murdered in reviews here in the west. The main reason is most reviewers will not play the 40 hours required for the game to become it's full potential. Ch11-13 are like an entire awesome FF game in itself. The first 10 chapters are just a drowsy filler of a mess. Glad to see she completed it. I'm sitting at a solid 8/10 for it in my book right now, and depending on how the ending fairs it might get a bump to higher 8.X, but if it blows well 7.X here we come. :/ There is a lot of good things here in this game... it's just a shame SE didn't spread it out over the course of the game and instead just dumped it on you at the very end. It ruins pacing to say the least.
Are you kidding zlatko? All big review sites go with the flow and base scores on reputation of a series. Every FF game released has always had good reviews from the west. FF13 will be no different.
@Cartesian3D No in-game footage except Nocits and stella first meeting which is a year old video http://www.gametrailers.com...
Why didn't the review mention the Open World exploration? Considering how this Game has been criticised falsely for its lack of exploration I find it amazing how the reviewer didn't try to debunk that myth... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Thank the FF-FAns who bit_ched about FFXII. IMO its open world was the best, gameplay was the best,even Story was good but thanks to the bit_ching they changed everything back instead going forward .
Even if this game gets mediocre reviews its still a day one purchase for me. Iv waiting so long for it!
the reviewers dislikes had nothing to do with the new ideas and more to do with the lack of old ideas (towns) and poor story telling/dialogue, which has been a problem in general with a lot of JRPGs lately. Removing towns sucks. They really made the world feel more alive. sucky. The new battle system does look pretty sweet though.
I'ved played the game, it's at least a 9. I don't know where the hate from this game is come from but...weird.
"Replay Value - Bad" That's a lie, this reviewer CHOSE to stick to the story and do nothing extracurricular that was present in the game. She beat it in 47 hours but just yesterday I was watching this feed http://www.justin.tv/rrrrui and he's 91 hours in after all the post game missions and activities (chocobo treasure hunting ect.) I'll tell you one more thing, the after game missions and unlockables are worth the time, this guy does moves and fights enemies you'll never see 47 hours in. And it all looks fantastic.
if a game "requires" a 40 hour wait for it to become good. Does said game deserve a 9 or 10? f**K no.
How many hours did you put into previous final fantasy's? 40 hours is nothing in those games, it's like playing less than half a game.
@zlatko No, big sites/magazines will finish the game before they give a score. I never heard of RPGLand, so I am not giving too much credit to this review. @FamilyGuy No... he is right. If you aren't having fun with the game and you have no clue of what this game is all about after 40 hours then it's not for you or the game has a bad storytelling. You won't know everything about the storyline in 40 hours but I NEVER had to play a Final Fantasy game for 40 hours to know if it's an incredible game or has a bad storytelling. BTW, I am playing Final Fantasy since the NES era.
If Versus is better than FF13 then it'll be downplayed since it's an exclusive like the many others. "Eventhough teh battle systemz is great and innovative it failz cuz it's not subpar," or something like that.
Stupid SE, they're making so much mistakes, if this game don't make a good job in Europe or America on 1 of the 2 Consoles or both, Sony will definitely need to buy some Stocks or SE will fall, this is the best seller game for SE in a long time and everyone is killing it
@Hisiru Um, there's a picture in the review of her postgame save file...
And? I will wait for some big magazine or website like IGN, and then we will have a real score.
Well you made a remark that seemed to imply the game not having been finished so I thought I'd point that out. I apologize if that's not what you meant ^_^ I think in general there's too much focus on numbers here, because they're all different things to different people. To me, the text is what matters. Only thing I can say is that IGN lost me more than once, one big step in their decline being the FFTA2 review a while back. Basically just a features list or preview x_X http://ds.ign.com/articles/... I don't think it's the review outlet so much that matters as the individual review and the text of said review. If the review sounds like something that resonates with you, then hey, you'll probably agree. If any given review's negatives are things you don't mind and its positive points are things are not, then you'll probably disagree. Just how it goes. :)
I see this game as being one that is better then the reviews say it is. But, this is not a bad review. The 7 means that it is "very good" and even in the opening paragraph the author writes: "Despite some poor design decisions, though, Final Fantasy XIII is worth playing, even if it isn’t a must-play." From what I gathered (I'm not reading that whole thing), the game is good but not mind blowing. And frankly, I was going to rent it anyway.
it's becoming increasingly clear that this isn't the next-gen FF i was looking forward to (i.e. open world navigation,100hrs gameplay,jaw-dropping graphics). Whether it is due to limitations imposed by the multiplatform decision or SE's incompetence, this is looking like GTA4 all over again...taking a big step backwards (yes i did enjoy FF12 ALOT, esp. the Mark Hunting quests even though i was bitterly disappointed with the story...it had such promise sigh~)
well, according to their review system (which is very different from most peoples' i think) they thought the game was very good. for example, a 5 from them is considered average and is not a bad score, read their review system for any consolation http://rpgland.com/criteria...
can i be more disappointing?
"^You're a joke How many hours did you put into previous final fantasy's? 40 hours is nothing in those games, it's like playing less than half a game." are you an idiot? the difference between past final fantasy's and this one is that the old ones drew you in during the first hour while having 100's of hours of gameplay. to have to wait 40 hours? It's no wonder why mediocrity sells nowadays. nutcases like you are completely oblivious to reality.
http://img75.imageshack.us/... ^ I don't get it. @[email protected] What am I looking for?
Old school map world
I hope they judge this game hard. I guess the story is meh, I'm getting from this review.
Isn't the game practically shovelware without the climactic story though... This is why pure RPGs are dying and square/enix wanting to milk DLC will only add insult to its injuredness. 7/10 sounds about right, with no online... Oh right, they have that other game that milks subscribers, wouldn't that look foolish.
I don't know, for all the praise he has been giving through the entire review a 7 seems kinda low... He likes everything about the game except for the story. So the author deducted 3 points just because the story's bad?
If you look lower, the Replay Value is marked as "Bad," and the review also mentions that there were some questionable design choices, so Story isn't really the only negative -- maybe the biggest though.
... it's kind of stupid to dock so much off of the story when you are playing it in you second language. I don't know how advanced his Japanese language skills are, but I'm sure at least a few things were lost in translation... But who knows, maybe the story sucks. Sounds kind of awesome from what I've seen...
Look at their criterias: http://rpgland.com/criteria... A 7 means that the game is "very good". Basicly I think its an okay criteria for the scala...
7 – Very good. It’s like a 6, but significantly stronger in key areas. So it's basically a 6 LOL Edit: The disagrees, it was RPGland's words, not mine. LOL
You may as well quote more of it for context ;) "LOL" From the criteria page: 5 – Average. This is the center of the 1-10 scale, and therefore, the sum of games for a given system balance out to about this level of quality. ...While the number may reflect some missed expectations, a 5 is not a “bad” score. 6 – Good Has one large or numerous small flaws, but provides an above-average RPG experience. 7 – Very good. It’s like a 6, but significantly stronger in key areas. 8 – Great. Not without flaws, but a very well-done and memorable game. A bragging point for developers. -------------- So I don't see how it's "basically a 6." Yeah it's "Basically a 6," where a 6 is an above-average RPG experience and a 7 is "stronger in key areas." In that, I suppose you are right, and I suppose by your own way of looking at it, all games are "basically a 1 LOL?"
"I suppose by your own way of looking at it, all games are "basically a 1 LOL?"" What are you talking about? It was RPGland who stated that. Yeah right blame me if it makes you feel better. LOL "You may as well quote more of it for context ;) "LOL"" I only took 7 cuz the poster (DopyG) mentioned 7. Or do you want me to quote the whole website? LOL
So it got a near perfect battle system, superb presentation but a story which could of been better and it gets a 7........interesting Still getting this day 1 and the collectors edition, even if the story isnt perfect it sounds like it will still be an enjoyable experience.
well they see a 7 as a very good. thats good enough i would say =D
Final Fantasy XIII:Medicore.
i disagree. i think its gonna be quite good. probably not the best, but a very solid and good game.they put so much work in it and its a ff game after all i have never been dissapointed. its not allaways as perfect as 7 but whatever.
can you read the review BEFORE commenting please ?
oh well, thats what 360 fans get for mocking FF fans and PS3 owners: a shoddy port ;) /s
A shoddy port? The 360 version doesn't even exist yet, or had you forgot. This is a review of the PS3 version...how would you know what the port is like when it's not completed? Oh yeah, you don't have a clue. So 360 fans mocked FF and the PS3 version was poor? You're 2 clever 2 describe. Also, it's spelled ouch.
SARCAZM!!!!!....god damn =/ read the whole post next time geezus. I'm actually looking forward to this game, and i'm not even a FF fan - damn you people think you're so smart =P read the whole post /s = sarcazm Oh and its ouch! with exclamation mark if you want to give the full effect ;) (thnx for the spell check =))
That ' /s ' wasn't there before, so don't even try and tell us it was lol. So you edit your comment because you forgot 2 indicate sarcasm then say 'god damn!' and 'geezus!' acting like we're stupid for not understanding. How are we meant 2 know it's sarcastic when you're comment is so random? What do you mean ouch! with an exclamation mark? The word doesn't have one attached to it so it's ouch. I wasn't shouting at you or trying to get the 'full effect' (?) I wasn't trying to teach you. Clearly it didn't work very well because you spell Jesus - geezus and sarcasm - sarcazm. I think you should go back to school and forget about gaming for a good few years. Anyways, this review seems ridiculous, I really can't see this game being so mediocre after the length of time it took to make (and don't blame the 360 for it). It's most likely ridiculously good but this woman is a bit of a tard...
i wrote a big a$$ testament, like yours, but you know what? you're not worth it, and it was a waste of my time, and a waste of energy, and the best way to give it back is just to say: sure, what ever makes you feel awesome and superior. merry christmas
Japanese RPG's suck! When you compare JRPG's with Mass Effect, Oblivion, Dragon Age and a few westerns RPG's you realize that... JRPG's are too linear and boring. The only good things on them are the CGI or cut scenes and the art. Why male characters looks like females? Why is always the same bullshit? Why we cant have a character that is imperfect in JRPG's? How about a damn Fat PS3 Fan that is the main Character in a JRPG? Final Fantasy is the same bullshit over and over again. Why they succeed? Because the Final Fantasy fan base is Girls. That is why they give you this metrosexual guys. @ the SonyMoronSlaveEternaL down me DO you believe that i really care that i have one bubble??? YOU LIKE MANY OTHER MORONS here care about bubbles and agrees. I dont gives a fnck if you agree with me or NOT! http://www.destructoid.com/... Dude i dont gives a fnck about Final Fantasy RPG's anymore.
cry more one bubble man!
WTF? Characters are NOT perfect in FFXIII, they all have their sorrows and troubles you moron. It amazes me how you can call FF boring when you prefer Mass Effect?!!! WTF that is the most dreary depressing game I have ever plaid, next to Oblivion...which gave me a headache. http://www.youtube.com/watc... On the other hand that does't look dreary or depressing at all, in fact it makes me feel interested and involved in the action. And lightning doesnt have to be fat, its an ideal to have a "healthy human" as your main role rather than having to play some brainless steroid junky
I told you so. It sucks but would listen to me? NO, you wouldn't. I love how FF fangirls took my bubble away for telling the truth LOL
some people love to hate the most popular or judge it harder because of its reputation. "its ff! so it better be a 13/10!!!!!" Oh it has to be the next ff7!!!!" all people want this gen is sex and char creation in their rpgs, thats why most jrpg's r getting reviewed bad with exception of demon souls and valkyria. people are sick of jrpgs feeling the same??? yet they play great games like oblivion and fallout and dont complain they r the same game with guns or swords, with a horrid story and low presentation. people play kotor, mass effect and dragon age and dont complain that its the same game or strongly similar. people r morons is all. now im not even speaking about this review, im speaking about all the people who wanna see it fail and they they know how bad it is because they never played it. i will say i have always been more interested in ffv13 but i know im still gonna like this game. damn people expect to much, freakin spoiled bratz lol
Well you know the American media if its an american game it can be the same and get free passes
Basically MW2 is great but FF13 isnt. /sarcasm
Going by your own theory you just want the game to be good and to succeed but even you haven't played it. You're just on the other side of the same coin buddy, the only good thing being that you are optimistic about it. But then don't comment on the people who are getting negative vibes about it cause they are using as much logic as you are
Anyone whos already played the game, how does it play? How many side quests? I've heard that the final 3-4 chapters are much better than the rest, how so?
game still sounds fine to me, even with the linearity and lack of a high level of RPG elements to it. I always was more jacked for vs for some reason ne way
FF13 looks boring as hell
I must admit, ever since XIII was announced multi-plat, there has been cast a negative light amongst fans that the quality will go down. It didn't help in the matter when it was announced that the "White Engine" (designed specifically for the PS3) to emulate combat sequences from FF7: AC which will make for an interesting aspect in gameplay was canned in favor of multi-plat engine dubbed (Crystal Tools), with the entire gameplay modified. Hence, another expectation to why FFv13 would be the "true" successor as what was unfinished in the original product would be properly utilized in this game. Heck, even the title is omnimous as heck: "versus" 13. Like the game was meant to challenge FF13. -Go Figure!
first, the crystal tools is the white engine. it was called the white engine when it was only cell-compatible, but then they made it multiplatform since GDC 08 (maybe confirming way before E3 08 that FF13 was going multiplat.)
Oh my mistake... -End statement
Looks like Square arent the RPG gaint they used to be:(
I don't like what i am hearing about this game. There are too many first rate titles coming out to go on a 'Final Fantasy XIII is a great game crusade" right now. I'll just chalk this one up to another beloved series corrupted by Microsoft and move on. I shudder to think what will happen to Metal Gear Solid.
and how is Microsoft to blame for this games Mediocracy , FF just isnt the top of the line Western RPGs are the waty JRPGS are washed up roll with the times bro or i feel sorry for you
Sorry, I still like JRPGs better. Most WRPGs are just shooters dressed up as an RPG. Either that, or a World of Warcraft clone. At least JRPGs don't have a severe case of identity crisis.
are you kiding me???? the textures of XIII is horrible. look in the pic the textures is broken in the tons of parts of Characters This screenshot is from the older build of the game. ---> http://www.uffsite.net/imag... and a later build of the game than the screenshot above.-----> http://www.uffsite.net/imag... blame of ms for this broken graphics
Who should we blame for your broken links...