Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fixes XIII’s Town Issue

Many fans were disappointed when towns weren’t included in Final Fantasy XIII but it seems from the latest teaser trailer that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will once again include towns.

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versusALL2266d ago

yeah, now people have one thing less to complain about this game. I personally thought it was one of the best games this year, but then again that's just me.

limewax2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

I Loved the world it was set in, now that world can be explored properly, For me day one buy now garunteed. I know I will get disagrees but this is just my opinion.

The biggest let down for me in XIII was that such an amazing world could limit me so much from seeing it. If this changes, it could easily be my personal favourite game world

EDIT: Just watched the video, Moogles too, following the character in gameplay, and some wonderful looking environments. This game looks really good and a bit of a nod back to the FF fans of the ages, The trailer actually seems to me, to be cut in a way intended to showcase the things a lot of fans missed

Yi-Long2266d ago

... but let's see them fix the 'original language isn't available as an option' issue...

Reibooi2266d ago


That isn't gonna happen(and i know I'm gonna get flamed for this) unless they drop the 360 version. SE pretty much stated that the 360 was the ONLY reason the original Japanese wasn't in the original XIII because they wanted the versions to be the same and they couldn't fit the voices on the 360 without more discs and having to pay a crap load for said discs.

Yi-Long2266d ago a potential customer, I don't really care much for which reason or excuse they have to not include it...

...I just care if the game has the original language or not. And if it doesn't, then I'm not going to buy it.

I believe Final Fantasy XIII did get a release in Hong Kong a while ago which had the japanese voices and english subs, but I'm not 100% sure, and I also don't know if it was both versions, or just the PS3 version...

glassjoe2k82266d ago

Here's the problem Yi...You don't speak Japanese. If you did, you would buy the JP version. Since you don't, you honestly have zero context (regardless of how much anime you've seen) to judge whether or not the JP voice actors are any more effective in their native tongue than those of the NA version. You're one of many from the Japanofile generation that believes Japanese = Good with no deeper understanding to back that up. It's pretentious to be quite honest.

Even if you were convinced they were better by reading others that supported this opinion, you really have no way of appreciating it even if the statement's valid. You simply convince yourself that it is so and you're somehow appeased. Like when some claims a random 360 title has .02% less screen tearing than it's PS3 counterpart or whatever inexplicibly pointless thing it is people anguish over these days. Oh well.

dgroundwater2266d ago

I don't think so glassjoe. Much like Yi-Long I want the original voices for the sake of it. I will listen to them because they are the intended seiyu's from the production. I know from trailer watching that I'm more comfortable hearing them, and many hardcore fans are too.

NukaCola2266d ago

So FF XIII-2's "towns" were just part of the 15gb of data deleted from FFXIII do to the policy of keeping the 360 version 3 discs? Sounds like SE is really effing up the Final Fantasy name, and bad.

GrieverSoul2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

OMG!! I cant believe you called someone pretensious because they like to hear Japanese voices over English ones. Dude, I dont speak native english but I can tell how bad performance an English voice over can be. Im used to read subtitles and I always prefer to hear Japanese audio with English subtitles. Maybe the Japanense voice over is bad too but I can feel that they put more heart and feeling to it than its english counterparts. You mention Anime and I can tell that once you see the original Japanese ones you wont go back to the subpar English ones. But maybe its because of the way Ive grown accostumed with. I always read subtitles and I dont mind doing it. However, native speaking english people dont like to read subtitles because they are not accostumed with.

Yi-Long2265d ago

... I LOVE english...

But I DO prefer to hear my entertainment IN THE ORIGINAL language, so when it's an american movie, I want it in english. If it's a french movie, I want it in french. If it's a HK movie, I want it in cantonese. And if it's a japanese game or anime, I want it in japanese.

It's very simple.

mikeslemonade2265d ago

It's gonna be another disapointment, and if it isn't then it just show how starved we are for a good JRPG.

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BiggCMan2266d ago

Thank you! I'm glad at least one other person thinks its a good game. I constantly see people that hated 13, come into articles and say how much they hate. Well if you hate it so much, why are going into articles about it? 13 was a very good game despite its differences. I always say that every Final Fantasy game has been different in their own way, but many of them still very similar. 13 is just a different take on the series, and people need to accept that fact. If you don't want to treat like a Final Fantasy game, then don't. But it was a great game, for many people that actually cared to finish it, and not just complain about the linearity in the beginning and give up.

zackacloud2266d ago

Very good game comparing to other RPGs.

really there no good rpg game this gen in console except

WKC series , FFXIII , Demon/(mybe)Dark Souls , Mass Effect seies and Valkirya Chrono

There no sence way can talk about xiii better than that.

XIII not diffrent from other FF like FF naturalty , XIII loss a lot about meaning of FF game.

sorry about bad english

SLLCKGT2266d ago

Well said. This was an amazing game. I took it as it is. I actually liked how the game was linear in a sense. It keeps you hook to what was going on rather then throw you into a carnival or card game or something. It got most of the story across before it let you explore. I spent 65 hours on that game before finishing.

Anderson82266d ago

thats like saying "if you love it why are you going into articles writing about how much you love it"... when people are expressing an opinion you have to accept that it may not be the same as yours... i love that every ff game is diff it keeps the series fresh and entertaining but i still hate ff 13 and think its the worst one in the series i've played.. you saying its a great game wont change that i'm afraid

Vherostar2266d ago

I liked FF13 too but the problem is I liked it because there wasn't much to compare it to. WKC series is probably the only other decent JRPG out there right now still in development. NIS games are getting stale and samey.

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frjoethesecond2266d ago

Yay!! I thought I was the only one who liked FF13. Also awesome news.

WombBat2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

Game had some major flaws, for starters;
- uncool characters(who wants to play as a chick?)

- lame world, that isnt completely final fantasy style, lack of various environments (snow,desert,etc)

- bad battle system

- no sakaguchi/uematsu/nomura

- no towns

- not as many extra stuff(gold saucer, chocobo breeding)

they have yet to fix most of these

Vherostar2266d ago

Your moaning because it wasn't FFVII basically.. EPIC FAIL.. I want FFVII remake as much as the next guy but this is a completely different game.

theonlylolking2266d ago

I also like FF13. There is no town issue needed to be fixed since there was nto any int he first place. They are just adding it so they can stop the complainers and make the game better.

You do not need cool characters for FF. FF usually has cool characters but these characters are also good. Sahz is probably my favorite character in FF13 and one of my favorite ever in FF.

WombBat2266d ago

@vherostar your an EPIC [email protected]

final fantasy 7 is one of the best and it set the bar.

this game really isnt like any other final fantasy, i would have been fine if they called it something else

i dont want to play as a girl, not sexist but I dont want to imagine myself as a chick and its just too hard to get into

ash_divine2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )


-That's just your opinion

-Again, that's just your opinion

-Not sure what that has to do with anything

-This is a valid criticism

-Fair enough

And how exactly do you know what they have and have not fixed?

WombBat2265d ago

I dont know what they fixed, but i know they didnt
add sakaguchi san/uematsu/nomura

your still a lame ass girl character

the battle system is the same

im jealous of ps3 owners only because of ffv13, the only real game that i want from ps3

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StbI9902266d ago

BRING DAMN VERSUS...FOR GOD DAMN SAKE, who cares for this broken record, bring the damn main dishe already, :(

Kee2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

I think it was good, but the towns in FF games are a way of breaking the action up and letting you find hidden things as well as padding the story out with a bit of side-story.

The whole of FF XIII felt a bit like the challenge missions in crisis core: Stage after stage after stage with no break, just kill monsters and keep moving.

FF XII (although one of the more hated games of the series) was still a great game in my book. They could've improved it by having more memorable summons but that's about it.

FF X was also really good. Great story too.

Now, back to XIII. See how it differs from even those two games? You could go back even further to say: IV, VII, VIII and IX. All awesome games. The PSone days were the days when Final Fantasy was at it's best.

And they didn't need HD graphics or more actiony battle systems to do it.

I'm not really getting to any sort of point here, I know. But they really gotta ascertain what was good about the other games I've mentioned and bring them forward to the new one.

If I was them I wouldn't bother with a XIII sequel and I'd just concentrate on Versus. That seems more like the right idea. (from what little I've heard)

@limewax I just don't feel as though the story needs to be continued. I was fairly happy with the ending (Okay, that's it. On to the next FF game with a different story in a different world.) and this game has so many haters that it may actually flop. And square enix can't really afford to lose any more money.

limewax2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

I do see what your getting at here but I personally disagree with skipping this game, the recent trailer seems to be showcasing a lot of missing features. If this could step up and be better than XIII surely thats only a positive

However I really want Versus, Noctis reminds me of cloud and squall a bit, but darker. That is a role I cant wait to play

EDIT: Actually after another inspection it is pretty clear anyway that no shown sections show towns or anything other than linear paths so far, Hoping for E3 to solve it

Reibooi2266d ago

I also disagree that about skipping this game.

I loved XIII(It certainly had it's issues but it's still a awesome game) And come the end of the game I coulden't help but feel the ending didn't really resolve all that much(aside from getting Serah and Sazh's son back). However that is just my opinion.

That all said not making this game would not in any way make Versus happen faster. The team making XIII-2 is the same as XIII and that is not the same team making Versus. The reason Versus is looking so good is because Nomura is in alot of control and what is probably a smaller team(Smaller teams often make better games. Just look at the Witcher 2)

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2266d ago

No it wasn't. I finally picked it up used. I'm on chapter 12 and can't really find the resolve to finish it. Especially since i just got 4 FREE GAMES FROM SONY!!! Plus infamous 2's coming out soon. Oh wait I'm getting off topic. The point is this game isn't all that great.

Anderson82266d ago

same situation, same lack of motivation to finish it.. i will eventually because i finish all ff titles but this is the first thats i've taken so long over.. i'll have infamous 2, dark souls, uncharted, skyrim etc to tide me over until ff versus drops so i doubt i'll be picking up xii-2 unless some1 forces it upon me

Pintheshadows2266d ago

It took all I had to finish it. I would of enjoyed if it had a coherent story. I finished the game after about 40 hours and was none the wiser as to what I had done. I also found the characters to be a real miss for FF. There was no one present. The only redeeming feature for me was the battlesystem which I thought was very well done. After a while of doing nothing else but battle it grew very old and my patience was tested. For me 13 was the biggest dissapointment so far this gen. I had been looking forward to it and maybe I over hyped myself because I was crushed when I finished it.

My favourite is still 9.

slaton242265d ago

well you cant say this game isnt all that great seeing how its not out yet. The article is based on 13-2 not the original 13...and actually linear i didnt like but still i loved the game because the story was well done and it was gorgeously created with great graphics

TheDivine2266d ago

Me too i loved ff13 also. The world and story were great the one thing it needed was towns and npcs to break up gameplay and add sidequests. This is looking really great, hope it shuts the haterz up.