3xG says: "In this recent episode of "Don't Buy This Sh*t", "the7thlevl" looks at Final Fantasy XIII. With points bang on point and interesting observations about this latest Final Fantasy edition this video is worth a look."
FF13 was the first final fantasy I bought and actually played and I like it.
It was a disappointment for me.
It was a disappointment, but if it wasn't a Final Fantasy game it would have been a great game to me
Because its true! I think the only people who haven't played Final Fantasy before. Or they're the HARDCORE FF fans that will accept anything Square Enix throws at them as long as its name is Final Fantasy.
Most people who wanted FF13 already bought it. I didn't buy it because I gave up on FF years ago. I don't fault people who still love this type of gameplay and story telling. I personally gave up after not finishing Vii.
And I gotta say, that was not a FF game. It was something else. Something that wasn't as good as all the other FF games I've played.
And I don't care if people agree or disagree. I judt don't put in over 100 hrs into a game for my health.
I don't care what people think or say i liked it and it was the 3rd FF i played.
it was a disappointment for me. they do away all the things that made final fantasy a final fantasy. im gonna condemn square enix a while for destroying my final fantasy. maybe until ffv13 comes out and it dont suck.
I have been enjoying the game for a while now. I'm on the last chapter. It was a good game, deffinetly not up there with the best Final Fantasys, but a good game nonetheless.
The only people who like this game are people who've never played good JRPGs before. Heck, they probably haven't even played any good WRPG either!
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
Versus is gonna be the 1st one i ever buy. even though i had FFX-II but so much was goin on i couldnt even watch my characters perform their moves cuz i had to keep assigning the moves and ish. i hope all JRPGS arent like that EDIT: oh yea i bought VII and stopped playin it and deleted it from my HDD cuz i got stuck inside some tall ass building
You just picked the worst FF game in the series. FF 12 was garbage.
Give FF4 a try, really great story, miles ahead of 13 and 7 and yet it came out years before
no not 12 10-2 i remember when 12 was coming out and i remember really wanting it becuz it wasnt Turn Based but my ideal JRPG from what little i kno of em is something like Golden Sun on the DS. i saw someone playin it and it had these over the top spells u can summon. i dnt see the big deal with 7, all i was able to do is slash wit Cloud, punch wit Tifa, and shoot wit Black Gun Jack. Wheres the over-the-top stuff?!?!
I agree lol_king. I played it for what it was instead of comparing it ad nauseum. So it wasn't like the past titles. I still enjoyed it and instead of caterwauling non-stop I got my money's worth. There should be a second article about 3xg.co.uk called "Don't read this sh*t!"
after the little dissapiontment of XII the XIII is really good, MUCH more dynamic like the X
hmmm, I've never played a Final Fantasy before, should I get it?
I say its worth it. Its only 40 dollars at most retailers and its about 100 hours or so depending on whether you wanna get the platinum. It has incredible replay value.
Such as battling for hours on end with NOTHING ELSE TO DO. The good thing is that once you reach Gran Pulse, you can now do side missions. No, I wouldn't even call them side missions. They're actually side-battles. Basically if you like RPGs, exploration, quests, NPCs, hidden events/places, etc... YOU WON'T LIKE FFXIII!!!!
@rockleex if you like the endless grind of the generic jrpg you wont like FFXIII fixed
...if you’re just starting out, try VII, VI or X... those ones tend to get people hooked.
They would have in their day but there too old now for a new gamer to appreciate. It'll always come back to outdated graphics.
I agree but you should add IV and VI to that list
X sucks! IX rules!
There are Final Fantasy games on the PSN store. I'd rather you play them first before considering purchasing this mess. -End statement
Man I still have to finish this game. Put it on hold cause I'm still playing old games like Dead Space in time for part 2. Surely will go back to it soon after.
Yeah me too, i got it along with Ratchet and Clank: Future the first game last april while buying my ps3, i still havent finished it (despite liking this game a lot) cause im so busy buying a whole lot of other games i have been missing out on or am afraid i will. Gotta finish it when i get home.
Woah. Its jrpg bashing day today.
Anything to take away from the FPS bashing. Thats an all year thing.
au contraire, FPS' are ruining this generation of gaming
There are way too many FPS's this generation. Not enough diversity in the genere's.
Meh , i guess we're in for years of pointless bashing . The way the "press" and some people pile up the negativity you'd think it was a commercial failure , when it was a rather big success , and when it's hard to pnpoint if truly the haters outnumbers the lovers of the game (much like ffxii i guess) It was good enough for me . Whoever's on the fence , dont listen to anyone and make up your mind about it yourself .
was its name recognition. stripe that away and this title would have flopped. its been awhile since I played a final fantasy game and figured it couldn't be too bad but it wasnt long before I realized I was just wasting money. next time I buy a square-enix game it'll be when the price drops to 20.
well but im buying it anyway maybe im just to curious to see it n play from my point of view
Don't read this sh*t: Crappy 'news stories'.
Its by no means a bad game, it just lacked a lot of key elements, that most if not all FFs had, nothing was wrong with the old formula but they needed to change it for some reason. I had a lot of fun with the game and really liked it, but that doesnt change the fact that it was streamlined and linear as hell.
O_o...what the..how did this guy get to chapter eleven with such a horribly lame strategy, its just, WHAT!? It also seems he doesnt quite understand all the mechanics in the game.
Unfortunately I did buy Final Fantasy 13, but I have learned not to buy any future Final Fantasy games unless I try them first to make sure I like them.
Too bad. I already bought it on March 9th. And I enjoyed the hell out of it.
Its a great game i already Finished it but it takes like 16 hours before it gets really good even though the combat system took a while to get use to which changing forms back to back was pretty useful i enjoyed it more then FF 12.
I am a Final Fantasy old fan and I really think FFXIII was the worst of the series. I don' t mean it was a bad game, but I can' t recommend this title. In my personal opinion it' s the most boring, empty and flat FF made. I' m very disappointed with Square-Enix. I' m not saying this to bash the game, I' m saying this to warn people that may not find what they are looking for ( 82/83 on Metacritic don 't represents correctly the real value of FFXIII IMHO ).
The game was okay. there were some good things but this game could have been a lot better.
way to be 5 months late
the game gets way too much hate. Sure it wasn't groundbreaking by my oh my the bandwagons are fun.
I liked it
What a complete garbage this game is. The characters are so annoying. This is just my personal opinion.
I got bored with it half-way through. I regret paying $66 for it. I've bought a lot of games I regretted sure. Some other ones include: Need for Speed: Shift, PES2008-2009 (I liked 2010 ..enough), Street Fighter IV (mostly because I suck at it), Ghost Recon: Advanced Tactical Fighter 2, ... and some from PSN: Gauntlet 2, Joust, Calling all Cars!, Critter Crunch, Inferno Pool. This is just a recent list.. one of the first games I bought which I regretted was PAIN! That said some of my favourite recent (I played) games which I would buy 2 copies (or eBay useless promo chochkies): Demon's Souls, Battlefield: BC2, Dead Space, Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted 2, Fallout 3, God of War 3, Joe Danger..
i agree with that video except i like the battle system
Lol..butthurt diehard FF fans and people that have never actually played a Final Fantasy game in their lives besides FF13 thumbing down comments here today. Diehard FF fans will eat up any sh!t square throws at them. FF13 being that sh!t lol...game was straight trash compaired to the rest of the series, end of story. Now please thumb this comment down so I can laugh at you fools who probably eat sleep and breate Final Fantasy lol.
Not really. I'm a fan of SE but I wouldn't eat up any shit they give me. Blood of Bahamut was one of the worst games I've played in my life. Nier looks awful. Last Remnant doesn't deserve the time of day. The same goes for fans of any franchise lol MW2 was complete garbage, yet Black Op's has a record high in pre-order sales.
who is this guy
i'll try to forget the infantiles coments above ... First anyone saying ff13 is shit doesn't enjoy jrpgs .. Second the high production values ALONE make this game more than OK . Third ..most haters make me laugh ... they haven't finished the game ..in a genre so story driven it's like judging a book halfway ..that make their comments so invalid it's funny
i enjoy JRPGs and love JRPGs in general, yet ffxiii was huge shit.
was funny..I hate the direction SE is taking, I will wait till 14 to go back to FF's, hopefully they wont ruin it like 13
It's little late for that buddy.
just like every other thread that seems to mention this game the discussion, such as it is, has degenerated into pointless partisan disagreements....and far be it from me to stop that so IMHO i liked it. But i guess i am one of those strange people who likes decent narrative and character development more than arbitrary side quests which really only consist of talk or kill random person in some cave which looks like every other cave on the map and exploring the same square mile of terrain and dungeons built from the same 3 tile sets over and over.
did you say decent narrative? are you kidding me? the story was complete BS, if it was for the great visual i would skipped the stupid cutscenes
Wow it's definitely not a bad game, just not the best FF. The battle system is fun as hell and the characters are realistic (as far as jrpgs go)My only real gripes about the game are that it takes forever to open up and THERE ARE NO TOWNS! also there is no real side quests, just kill x monster. Still those aside, so far I've put in 45 hours and im nowhere near finished. Ignore the hate, its a good game
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