Submitted by kuromatsuri 2078d ago | review

Final Fantasy XIII Review from Japanese Game Source

Japanese Game Source reviews an import copy of Final Fantasy XIII to see if it will live up to fans expectations, and to help you determine if you should import the game now or wait for a local release.


Graphics Score: 9.5/10

Story Score: 9.8/10

Battle Gameplay Score: 7.5/10

Leveling System Score: 9.1/10

Pacing And Exploration Score: 8.5/10

Continuing Playability Score: 9.5/10

Total Score: 53.9/60 = 89.8% (Final Fantasy XIII, PS3)
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chidori666  +   2078d ago
Battle Gameplay Score: 7.5/10


after all hype 4 years for this game ..

i expected more of this game.
GrandDragon  +   2078d ago
I always thought the Battle Game play was the BEST aspect to this game

They never spent 4 years just on the battle mechanism, don't twist things.
SasanovaS1987  +   2078d ago
and here i thought the story was lacking, and not gameplay...so many inconsistent reviews...
FamilyGuy  +   2078d ago
Inconsistant reviews
Story Score: 9.8/10
Battle Gameplay Score: 7.5/10

O.o This is getting rediculous. The only negative I've EVER heard about this games gameplay was that, in the beginning, it's too easy and all you have to do is mash attack repeatedly. I've seen this game in motion an watched for hooooours. I watched people grind to get CP for hours and not once did I think of the battle system anything less than perfect.

It's strategic, yet fun, fast-pasted and visually pleasing. What more could you want?
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   2077d ago
FFXIII should be in the book of world records as the game with the most inconsistent reviews. I'm getting it still, but WTF is going on?
ThanatosDMC  +   2077d ago
Yup, that cements my decision. I'm really not buying this game. SO4 and Yakuza will be my fix.
rockleex  +   2077d ago
They JUST COULDN'T give it the extra .2 to make it a 90?

LAME. -_-"
Danteh  +   2077d ago
Thanatos, not to be a jerk, but you WILL get this game ;). Almost all the ppl who say that (MW2 boicot, etc) are the firt ones in line, so have fun with FFXII like the rest of us!
blitz0623  +   2078d ago
I'm pretty sure they spent more hours on the graphics part, trying to make the game more beautiful (style over substance). And then there's also the different engine the 360 uses for the game. So technically it's not really 4 years
Drakes_Fortune  +   2078d ago
7.5 battle gameplay score?
Its almost unanimous that is the best battle system in the franchise.
Son_Lee  +   2078d ago
Well, some people may think the battle system is too fast or overwhelming. But a 9.8 for story? That's what I wanna hear!
Gambit07  +   2078d ago
I kept hearing the story wasn't too good, but who knows...
Eamon  +   2078d ago
Looks like most japanese reviews of this game are all complaining about the battle system.

S-E should never have changed from its old Menu & Command Turn-based system.
Neo604  +   2078d ago
no MP or exp point sound really wierd to me.
it's getting to look more like action than RPG.
LittleBigSackBoy  +   2078d ago
I didn't like that there was no MP in FFVIII. But i got use to it. I liked junctioning GFs and stuff. Game was too easy though, you could get level 100 at the start of the game, within 10-15 hours with everyone.
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stephem628  +   2077d ago
Limit Breaks Summons
(per character)
FFVII 7 16
FFVIII at lest 5 16
FFIX zidane had 8 12
FFX 4 8
FFXII 3 13


To me these 2 things made final fantasy combat fun and we are only getting one per character in FFXIII....BS

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