Amazon has a well…amazing deal for today. You can get Final Fantasy XIII for the cool price of $18.99.
and trust me, it's not half as bad as people make it out to be.
Maybe you shouldn't have such high expectations, then. I stayed away from this game because too many people were calling it garbage on this site, but I go outside and talk to people and most of them like it. That's the big problem with this site. There's a concentration of single-minded elitists who feel entitled to something they don't deserve in the first place. I bet this game is pretty damn good, but some weasel will pop out momentarily to tell me how it sucks compared to their warped nostalgic experience with FF7.
and disappointing, and a disgrace for the FF series, i swear i dont understand whats going on with Squenix, just one disappointment after the other
Yeah if it wouldnt have had "Final Fantasy" on the box it would have been perfectly ok.
...especially for that price. I got it for $20 when amazon had this same deal a little while ago. Haven't finished playing it yet but it's definitely more linear/different than any other FF game I'm used to. But I'm still interested in how this story turns out and I will keep playing to the very end :) Like Cold 2000 said, this being a "Final Fantasy" game is what caused the backlash. Don't expect too much from it.
Exactly. If it was named something else, nobody would care. It's because the reputation of the Final Fantasy series has been very high, everyone had high expectations. And mainly the fans that had the highest out of everyone since we've been playing FF games since the old days of Squaresoft.
Without the FF label it would be a decent game. But it is not a good FF game. It has very little in common with the core Ideas that made me a huge fan of the series.
it has an amazing soundtrack... If you like ultra linear shallow gameplay but amazing presentation then this is the game for you and for 20 buck you can't go wrong.
the gameplay is not shallow, it can be simple and accessible to garner a wider audience but it has some real depth if you don't just choose auto. I don't like the limited level up options though, I mean strength, magic and HP are not enough options.
Was nothing in comparison to its predecessors. None of the songs moved me or had me humming the song. I can't wait to play Dissidia 2 so everyone will be able to listen to all of the greatest songs of FF and say wow XIII was a stinker. (In comparison)
its a good game but horrible FF -boring last boss imo -f*** LINEAR corridor -1 open area only -LINEAR corridors -did i mention LINEAR corridors?
then i cant argue with you. The game might have been good had it not been the name on the cover.
$9.99 and you got a deal.
The game was nowhere near what was promised at first and that's why it's so disappointing. Whether you believe it or not, going multiplat did indeed hinder this game.
While not the best game, you certainly can't go wrong with that price. Worth picking up if you haven't yet.
yeah it is completely underwhelming but once you get to a certain point it does get better. Although I'd have much more fun playing Final Fantasy 4,8,9,10 for example
good price for those that didn't buy it yet
I stopped playing it at chapter 5, what a boring game..... Even got the CE edition 2 days after launch. Waste of money and time people.
lol try actually playing the game a bit further then. Maybe not your sort of thing yeah, but its worth 18.99. Dont know if you looked first but most people already said the opposite of what you said anyway
I was unable to play it any further, because it's just not as good any of it's predecessors. Plus the characters are 'whimps' IMO, not likeable AT ALL. Yes they mostly said the opposite, so what? Am I not allowed to have an opinion? The game is not worth it IMO.
I'm with you on that, I don't know how the hell I managed to get to chapter 10, but I had more than enough with this game that I will ever need. I even got it for 25 bucks used, and I regret having spent so much on it.
this game is charles barkley "turrable". i guess it's worth the 19 bucks though.
Bubbled you up just for saying terrible in Charles Barkley speech
Kmart had FF13 and Bayonetta on sale for 30 bucks each, Bayonetta was worth it FF13 not so much. FF13 is a pretty looking and pretty dull.
My brother bought a ps3 for this game and he still hasn't even finished it. We both thought it wouldn't be as bad as 12 and it turned out to be worse, as a Final Fantasy game. They are both good games, but 13 seemed to be a 'poor man's' FF X.
I bought his game new at full prize... /face palm
I paid 45 and still feel ripped off.
EHHHH I want it
What I love about 13 is that it showed 12 is a masterpiece.
Their is no game bad enough to make that garbage a masterpiece. FF 13 is not in my top 5 Final Fantasy games but at least it was good.
I admit that i hate this game. But if you're on the fence about FF13, at this price, i'd say go ahead and get it and find out if you like if for yourself. No point in listening to others opinion when you can have your own for under $20.
Screw u Amazon, they already took this deal down, the price increased
Yeah, it's not great but it's descent. I got the game cheaper than this the day it came out... I traded in some games.
A lot of people on NG4 hated FFXII as well and that was one of my favorite in the series. Am I being misled or does FFXIII really suck that badly?
Well it got a near perfect score from the most widely read and respected video game publication in japan and good reviews from most other publications of note, or was given positive reviews by nearly every video game journalism agency or magazine actually worth a damn and it was the fastest selling Final Fantasy game of all time (2) and has current sold over 5 million copies. But hey if you want to listen to a bunch of bitter forum hacks and two bit blogs that would have still complained even if the game was hand crafted by the Gods of pleasure to be a videogaming experience like no other and came with a free reach around, your welcome to. After all, when you can explore a series of 50 nearly identical dungeons and cross a sprawling world of boarderline indstinguishable terrain why would you instead play something that was linear and had character development and plot etc. 1)Summarised with sources neatly here at good old , http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... 2) http://au.xbox360.gamespy.c...
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Game sales mean nothing to me. Beyond Good & Evil and Ico didn't do so well in that department and were two of the best games in the last decade. As for reviews, this installment is one of the most poorly reviewed installments in the series but must of them complain about the games linearity. Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter was quite linear as well and that was enjoyable so that also is not an issue with me. All I want from an FF title is addicting gameplay(ie FFXII mob hunts), a good story, and characters/voice over actors that aren't horrendous.
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