Sinan Kubba writes in his Very British Gamer column for TheGameReviews on Final Fantasy XIII and how he didn't connect with its world, comparing it to games he did connect with like Final Fantasy X, The World Ends with You, and Assassin's Creed II.
The more I read about The World Ends With You, the more I realise that I really need to play it.
Not enough people have played it.
finished it , not at 100% because it required too much time ..but you should play it for the sound track alone , and the world , and the references , and for the gameplay too ...well JUST PLAY the game
All I can say is if you start it don't stop playing it because you'll have a heck of time trying to get back into the game. I had read all the the help menus again (there are a lot) because I forgot half of the stuff and I still think I am missing some key information.
Definitely worth picking up.
Yeah, I feel like it's a must-play from all the praise I've heard.
While Gran Pulse felt living in the sense of nature, both felt like they felt absent of human life.
Loved the world in TWEWY. I really connected with its hectic, yet thoroughly unique city, and all of the awesome characters contained within.
I never got absorbed into this final fantasy
AC II is awesome.
I really need to finish TWEWY and FFXIII.
My main issue with Final Fantasy XIII is not necessarily the changes SquareEnix made to the world dynamic, so much as it is the fact that it almost feels like the game itself has been dumbed down, somewhat. Why have MP been removed? Why the new linear presententation? Why the lack of complex minigames? The official answer, of course, is that SquareEnix was trying to reinvent Final Fantasy, ultimately making it more accessible. That said, I pose the following question - why tamper with an already winning formula?
Because they are fcking retards that's why.
The removal of MP because they want you to use all magics ,In regular FF system you will end up using attack and limit breaks because the magic are useless. FF 13 has a better system but when it come to Quests and world you need to wait till 3rd disk which is disappointing.
For a failure, it sure did beat every other FF game in terms of sales. I think they consider it a success.
so that it can fit in 3 6gb dvds, a game that originally sapposed to fill up one 50gb bluray disk. thats why
Redrum059...the game was well into development before the 360 version was announced. Stop trying to use the 360 as a scapegoat. They changed it and you don't like it, it's as simple as that.
The World Ends with and Final Fantasy XIII shouldn't be in the same sentence if there isn't a qualifier such as "greater than" after the words The World Ends with and before Final Fantasy XIII.
40 hours in and I'm still enjoying it.
agreed. Why fix what was never broken? You want action rpg? Play Mass Effect, Oblivion, Tales series ( even though it sucks), Star ocean. FF13 felt really uninspired. There was a bunch of cheap and emotionless acting. You dont even need voice to have a good story. How they screwed up this game boggles my mind. FF on the SNES was way better than this turd. WAAAAAY Better, FFX was waaaay better too. Here's hoping that they dont screw up FF14 (totally different dev team) and FF13 versus, which to me will be the spiritual successor to the series. FF13 felt more like a tech demo than anything. Well at least they got the graphics down. Now work on your story telling and fix the combat to its original form Squeenix.
Your opinion is subjective and not fact. I don't think they screwed it up at all. I liked the old turn based style and I really like the new style as well. All games need to evolve eventually.
i disagree as well because my opinion is different than yours .. i love rpgs , i enjoy playing ff13 ,( story complete , 52% of the missions done so far ) and i also enjoy tales of games ( they do not suck )
know what you mean. From what I read, Nomura won't make those same mistakes on FF 13 vs. Although I enjoyed FF13, tales of vesperia, tales of the abyss, tales of phantasia, and both tales of destinies were better than it IMO so yeah... Tales of series doesn't suck. lol
Its people like all of you that are making these companies turn my favorite franchises into crap. Your killing gaming , specifically rpgs. 8 bit dragon warrior games have more soul then those crap games you all mentioned above.
I agree with Blaster, FFXIII was a downgrade from prior entries. They focused too much on graphics and presentation and ignored all those little things that made the frachise so great to me. In FFVII we had chocobo breeding, a love triangle, a bad ass main antagonist, many side-quests and secrets (Knight of the Round, Quadra Magic, Materia Development, The Weapons, Chocobo Racing, etc.). It had a world-map too with many towns and places to explore on your airship, submarine or chocobo... All this made the game feel so huge and compelling to play. In FFXIII we have what? A corridor with monsters, cut-scenes and good music? No wonder the game's selling so great... This sounds exactly like a Call of Duty game(gimped for the casual player). There's no depth. Pulse was as empty and boring as all the other chapters in the game. The missons were a joke, it was all about looking through your map and defeating monsters (if it was too hard just waste more time leveling up). The ending was super sh1t just like the final battle; so anticlimatic that if I didn't know since the beginning that the game had only 13 chapters the ending would have took me by surprise. The truth is that FFXIII is not worthy of the FINAL FANTASY name but at least it was decent. A 7/10 from me, maybe lower.
Blaster_Master...you relentlessly clinging to the past is what is killing gaming for you, not anyone who plays updated games. Franchises' evolve or die, it's that simple. If you don't like it go find another hobby. Saying that we are killing gaming because we like something new and fresh is probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard on this site.
The Final Fantasy Series needs to either End or return to it's former Glory, quick. The World Ends With You however is Brilliant.
I don't know about the rest of you but when I pop in a Final Fantasy game it sucks me in right away and i just cant put it down... I put FFXII in and the beginning video was amazing... then when the gameplay started.... it felt like it was missing something... it felt lifeless a final fantasy game with no soul or heart... i was sad... they better not ruin VS XIII
hopefully they won't since Nomura is heading the game instead of Wada.
So much hate so sad.
Ya Wada is running the company into the ground. All he cares about are the MS checks with 6 american zeros at the end of it.
Agreed. FFXIII has a beautiful world, but it feels so false and backdropy. I feel like I have no concept of what life is like in that place. FF6 did a much better job with that. The largely 18th century setting probably helped. It felt so much more consistent.
Such a great game. FF8 also did a great job of giving an idea of what a normal life was like in its world.
I had the same problem as the article writer. I just felt NOTHING for this game. The characters, the world, the story or even the gameplay after a time since it got extremely tedious.
I really want to play TWEWY but I think I am over the FF games now. A 25 hour tutorial as in XIII doesn't sound all that fun to me.
I need to make a point here... Who said FFXIII picks up at Gran Pulse? There is literally no difference in Gran Pulse and the rest of the game, it's still point a to b, kill monsters as you go and is as linear as any other part of the game.... except it has the same boring missions from XII thrown in as well. I haven't even finished the game yet, got to Gran Pulse, realised there's nothing to do there and continued on... before stopping, because after all that time, I realised, the game is still one big corridor. Gran Pulse is just a big room with nothing to do bar kill monsters. Not a bad game, just incredibly linear and not for better or for storytelling, just laziness.
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