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Submitted by BIoodmask 2006d ago | article

Five Things to Make Final Fantasy XIII Not Suck

It's no secret that Square-Enix isn't the juggernaut they once were during the PS1 and PS2 eras. That's not to say they aren't a respected company, they just aren't the be-all, end-all RPG empire that they were.

Most of this happened with Final Fantasy XII, a game that was critically acclaimed by the media, and roughly half of the gaming populous. The other half think it sucked. (Final Fantasy XIII, PS3, Xbox 360)

ClownBelt  +   2006d ago
Don't westernize the game. Cater to the Japanese more. See Shin Megami Tensei Persona? Atlus don't give a crap about what western wants. They'll release the game whatever they like.
hay  +   2006d ago
And it was one of the best jRPGs even in the west. Square is too far up their a$$es to see how the world works. Someone shove them a periscope there.
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vhero  +   2006d ago
Fantastic article though they got them points bang on and the bit about S-E not being the powerhouse they used to be? 100% correct too.
DarkTower805  +   2006d ago
A little late?
Did anyone tell this guy that the game is done already?
hay  +   2006d ago
Shush! Don't ruin his "journalism"!
Godmars290  +   2006d ago
The one thing that they should have done?
Made the PS2 version since they were a year and a half in. Screw HD consoles if you're not ready to make HD games.

Hell, they could have even made a 360 version.
Meryl  +   2006d ago
we all know how the other rpg's that they made for the x360 turned out;);)
seriously this delay is not Sony's fault SE put too much on their plate and now FF XIII had suffered, they was making too many games, and they wasted all that time on a ps2 game, not to mention they wasted all whole load of extra time when they had to change their engine again because it went multi.
FF Vs and KH:BBS will be my last games, and maybe KH3 depending on the previous two games, after that SE is dead to me, no more SE games
MadMan00  +   2006d ago
@Meryl:

I don't care what anyone says Infinite Undiscovery was a freaking amazing games and 10x better then star Ocean...So many people turned it down just because the graphics weren't amazing and the lip movements were great...other then that amazing story, amazing battle simple and down to it, the new connect feature which was freaking epic and something really cool and new. The Ending was great, there were a lot fo extra things to do after the game as well.

However the Last Remnant had a terrible battle system the story was great though...Worst Battle System I ever seen.

And Star Ocean was really freaking good the graphics were pretty damn good it's just the story was a bit iffy and that was it.

And might I add all 3 games did sell pretty well...Remnant did the worse the other 2 sold quite well especially Star Ocean it's just none got good reviews...what do you expect when half of the terrible reviews at FPS Fan boys and if you read some of the reviews some of them seriously didn't even finish the game....It's LOL funny reviews are terrible now it's nothing but a joke.
PimplePopperMD  +   2006d ago
One through four 'things' - PS3 exclusive.
The fifth - not a Final Fantasy game.
chidori666  +   2005d ago
Things to Make Final Fantasy XIII Not Suck
easy this..

not put this game in 360 ;)
CLOUD1983  +   2005d ago
Patrick have write exactly my thoughts, I am a crazy FF-Fan from the day I play my first RPG FFVII and this is my all time favorite until this day now 13 years have passed but only disappointments I have see from SE except FFX. Let me tell you what I really miss all this years from FF games first of all an "Epic Story" how much i have miss this.. second memorable characters I speak for main char and char's that we will not forget after we complete the game once or twice, we were having a lot of them in the previous FF games.. third the series must return to turn based/random battle system and stop the real time they currently use from FFXII and on, this doesn't feel at all like FF they want to turn FF-console games like MMORPG crap this must stop.. forth like you say SE must make each character special for example in FFVII we have the freedom to setup with materia each characters to the way we like and have them do specific jobs (mage,heal/support,debuffer,su mmoner)each char in FFVII have different stats so not everyone is good to do everything.(for example Aeris was a Caster she was having the highest M.Atk of all) & fifth & last FFVII was having a ton of end-game content and mini-games to have fun, where is all this in the games SE create the past years? I hope SE will consider all this in the next game we will not see the same patern all over again or the series is gonna die..

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