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Submitted by Shayera 1530d ago | preview

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Preview - CheatCC

"To say that the Final Fantasy series, running since 1987, is popular, is a bit of an understatement. The series has reportedly sold over 97 million units worldwide, and has dozens of video-game, movie, comic, and book tie-ins. The main (numbered) series reached fourteen last year with the release of the MMO Final Fantasy XIV, which had a lukewarm reception. The Final Fantasy series is interesting in that each "volume" doesn't relate to the previous game: each entry takes place in a new world, generally fantasy or science-fantasy, with new characters and a new plot. The only exceptions to this rule are 2003's Final Fantasy X-2, a direct sequel to Final Fantasy X, and upcoming Final Fantasy XIII-2, a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII." (Final Fantasy XIII-2, PS3, Xbox 360)

stephmhishot  +   1530d ago
Light <3

Isn't it funny now how the Japanese are being blamed for being out of touch after there was all that talk from SE about how 13 was going to be catered toward the casual end of the Western audience?

Then the game is one of the best selling in the series and apparently fulfills its focus (eh eh eh) of appealing to that casual audience, but since the game was disappointing to hardcore gamers and reviewers, its because the Japanese are out of touch?

I fail to see how A led to B and then somehow skipped to T.
Otheros00  +   1530d ago
It is the worst selling FF.
frjoethesecond  +   1530d ago
No it's not.
imoutofthecontest  +   1530d ago
*clap...clap...clap*

Way to write a synopsis of the Final Fantasy series and pass it off as a "preview" of a game we know almost nothing about and is 9-10 months away from release. Now watch the hits roll in. Great job.

-_-
StarCSR  +   1530d ago
I was thinking the same thing! :)
Tex117  +   1529d ago
Thought same thing
zeddy  +   1530d ago
ff13 put me to sleep on many occasions and im not even kidding. ff10x2 was also dull and i got excited over that too so i wont be making the same mistake.
Visari  +   1530d ago
My friend wondered what FF13 was like so to describe it to him, I took a hotdog and threw it down the hallway.

I may need 2 hotdogs to explain this one.
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vudu  +   1530d ago
heh! I can't think of a better way to explain it. +bubbles
Visari  +   1530d ago
It's also how I told him his girlfriend was cheating on him.
Masterchef2007  +   1530d ago
I was expecting a preview of the actual game. But not this
anasurimbor  +   1530d ago
sigh....
hintonmj  +   1530d ago
The Japanese probably weren't as harsh on FFXIII because they don't mind empty grindfests (Monster Hunter). Now, I enjoy a little grinding, but FFXIII was a little too repetitive.

The western audience never asked for an RPG version of a rail shooter. Even the casual gamers would like a sense of immersion and exploration.

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