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Why Final Fantasy 13 Isn’t a Final Fantasy Game

This isn’t a Final Fantasy game, but no one has really been able to explain why. Lots of people don’t like it, so much more than any entity before, and it’s been chalked up to the overwhelming number of drastic changes, bu that’s not it. It’s that the core of the game changed. To the point that it just isn’t even recognizable.

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Redempteur2202d ago (Edited 2202d ago )

every ff changed ..ff13 was no exception ..
no matter was some say it's still a great game

"it makes every character the same."
no if yoou played youd realise that some characters are better suited for some tasks than others

een with sentinel maxed lv 5 , hope won't be as good as snow or fang at the same level .it's easy to understand that by playing ..besides there are faqs explaining this as well

facelike2202d ago

I can't wait for the follow up article called "Why FFXIV is really a Final Fantasy Game."

caladbolg7772202d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

"no matter was some say it's still a great game"
You spout this like it's a fact. When it isn't. You can plug your fingers in your eyes, cry "lalalalalala" and try to pass off your opinion as fact, but that won't make it the truth. It's an opinion. And it's an opinion that I do not share with you. IMO, FF13 was a mediocre game and a very poor Final Fantasy, maybe... just maybe the worst Final Fantasy to date.

That's my opinion. I know not everyone feels this way, but I know for a FACT that many people do feel the same way that I do.

RedPawn2201d ago

I give Final Fantasy 3 that nod.

USEYOURFIST2201d ago

i feel that its is an average adventure rpg but as a final fantasy game it is awful, it seems to have lost its soul and dont get me started on them making 14 online after saying they would never make another numbered game online mmo but call it something differnt.

Kamikaze1352201d ago

Heh, yeah, but FFXIV is a major game so I can't blame them. The graphics look amazing for an MMO and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to play. Then again, this is Square Enix we're talking about; their word is NEVER solid. Whenever they say they won't do something, we can expect them to pretend they never said that.

caladbolg7772201d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

You mean FF3, as in, the one they remade for the DS? Or FF3 as in FF6?

My guess is that you mean the Japanese FF3 that was remade for the DS here in the States (instead of the SNES Final Fantasy III aka Final Fantasy VI is universally renowned as one of the best FFs, and subsequently best RPGS, of all time). In which case, I can see your point. Although, personally, I enjoyed the time I spent playing FF3-DS more than I did playing FF13.

Redempteur2201d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

tsk tsk ..

-ff13 is a challenging game ( chapter 13 and all the rank A mission are not a walk in a park )
-beautifull ( on the console that matters )
-quite long to complete ..

it doesn't have design flaws for a rpg ..it just doesn't look like a ff game .

Whan the horde of haters will finally die ( because it's cool to hate ) you'll find people like me who enjoyed ff13 not expecting a ff , but expecting a good rpg ... just like all those who were crying their hate of ff12 because it looked like ff11 too much

they gave you a full open world to explore ( ff12) you guys cried , they gave you a streamlined experience up to chapter 11 , you guys cried .. take off your nostalgia googles off ff7 or ff8 because you were spoiled with it .

SURE ff13 could have been better i dislike some characters and the wya they were hadled in the story.

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Kamikaze1352201d ago

Even though Final Fantasy games changed, they always retained a few things that made them Final Fantasy games; exploration, moogles, towns (lol), airships (at least all of the ones I played), tons of interactions, variety of side missions (the only side missions in FFXIII were fighting monsters), and they usually had good endings. The ending for FFXIII was "eh" to me. I feel like it ended at the climax of the ending. They better release a sequel that continues the story and fixes the mistakes FFXIII had.

Redempteur2201d ago

spoilers ***

oh but that was a good ending

all of them go against their fates .. and succeeded.
cocoon is freed from the influence of the fal'cie . everyone except vanille and fang lives ( in the main cast ). as for vanille and fang , as soul mates they stay together as crystal untill some other event wakes them up ...

All of them escaped certain death and they did it by preventing the fall of cocoon and the death of everyone inside ..
sorry that's a good ending .
i admit it happened too fast but that was a classic "good ending" ..if only the music was better ...

DA_SHREDDER2201d ago

your entitled to your opinion. But regardless, FF13 was not only a shitty Final Fantasy, but it was a horrible rpg overall. FF on the NES offered more depth and adventure. Im good on this series if this is all they can offer anymore.

sikbeta2201d ago

FF13 is a Final Fantasy game, it's just SE that f*cked up the game by cutting loads of content and make it so linear, but it's a FF game anyway...

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GSpartan7772202d ago

Halo Wars was not a Halo game. Mario Party is not a mario game. Sonic Riders is not a sonic game. This article is not an article. This is another pathetic article written by a wannabe gaming journalist telling us what we should believe.

Spenok2201d ago

Very well said. Lol this is just another reason not to go to this site.

BlackBusterCritic2202d ago

The entire face of the game was warped to appeal to frag-heads. It's nowhere as good as ANY of the previous Final Fantasy games. Hell, it didnt even score higher than FINAL FANTASY X-2!! WHICH WAS A SPIN-OFF!! The gameplay was way too simplistic and automated, and as far as content, its lacking greatly. There is 0 variety in the game. Everyone will end up with the same characters and everyone will defeat the bosses the same way. Hell, compare FF13 to FF10 & 12. FF10 kills 13 with only two words: BLITZ BALL. You could easily spend 200+ hours playing FF10 & 12 because of all the content the game offered. Omega Ruins, secret Aeons, Blitz Ball, ultimate weapons for each character, customizable weapons, customizable Aeons, customizable characters+SPHERE GRID, (that was all FF10, now for 12)amazing monster hunts(marks), customizable characters, secret marks, secret summons, amazingly vast world and exploration, secret bosses, great battle system, secret weapons, bazaar items, VIERA, and so much more. FF13 is by far the WORST FF game to exist.

Apotheosize2202d ago

you said it bbc.

What was wrong with sidequests? (one dimensional monster hunts do not count)
Nothing.
What was wrong with an open world?
Nothing
What was wrong with npcs?
Nothing.
What was wrong with in-depth customization, you know RPG ELEMENTS?
Nothing.

What was wrong with SE when they made this game?
Everything.

BlackBusterCritic2202d ago

Those were more complaints I had. NPCs? Towns? Non existent FOR NO REASON. Square Enix has COMPLETELY FAILED this generation. I would consider them to be worse than Rare. Square Enix's best games have all been on portable consoles, this generation.

Apotheosize2201d ago

I still have mild hope for Versus, they've confirmed some things like airships, open world, seamless battles, mature setting etc..if they dont deliver well I'll be very disappointed...

whatis2201d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

Towns weren't excluded for "no reason". It was because HD towns are too much work!

So just give SE a break why don't you!?

Source:

http://www.joystiq.com/2010...

ThanatosDMC2202d ago (Edited 2202d ago )

I wish they'd put unique mini-games like Blitz Ball and Tetra Master Card (FF8) on all future FF titles. FF9's card game sucked.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2201d ago (Edited 2201d ago )

FF Versus XIII Is the real Next Gen Final Fantasy.

There will be exploration, so I assume there will be NPC's with along of other Features.

Besides it will use the best performance of the PS3.

Nomura is the Chief of this Final Fantasy.

ranmafandude2201d ago

you are so right. i felt they dumbed the game down for people that don't like jrpgs or rpgs period after a few hours into the game. it was a fucking straight line for god's sake lol.i'm surprised i even finished this game lol.i think it was because the trophies were so easy to get lol.when i completed it i didn't connect to the characters or the story at all. it felt like playing a first person shooter's campaign which you usually don't care about the characters at all with few exceptions(half-life, etc.)

willie62892201d ago

that has been the story for square this whole generation. trying to get the xbox crowd. they have done everything they can to appeal to the as you put "frag-heads".

I agree that 10 was good, I personally didn't like 12, didn't like the battle system. I am more for the old school battle system. 12, and even worse so, 13 just don't do anything for me.

If Square would get over their hard-on for the xbox and release an old fashion RPG, don't care if it is multi or not, just not aimed at the frag heads, I think we could finally get a good RPG from them.

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CrzyFooL2202d ago

Lost Odyssey was the actual FF13!!

FunAndGun2202d ago

After hitting X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X....for the first 5 hours, I stopped.

ThanatosDMC2202d ago

You're not alone on that one. Well among the other things that turned me off.

pustulio2201d ago

Yu jin xiang

After that son of a bitch i stopped.

Even tho the little i played i liked it but i think it's just me.

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