Addict of Fiction take a look at FF13 to gather thoughts on FF13-2 this is what they found.
Imo 12 was the worst...half of the characters on that game don't really have any purpose on the story tbh.. I love the random treasures on chest though hehe
Hated 12, then 13, then I thought "Can't get worse then this" I was wrong.
loved 10 & 12 cried the first time i played 13 cause it was so bad
Love 12 , i'm ok with 10 (dont like the chars and story but awesome gameplay at least) and 13 . Can't stand FF8 however for various reasons . And FFII is easily the weakest . The gameplay can't save it , and the story even less . You know it's true , it's that FF game you can't mention in FF best/worst 10 articles , because you didnt play it , or can't bother to finish/remember
13's story sucked but on a personal level i'd put FF12 as worst, then FF8 and FF 13.
FFXIII is pretty mediocre, but nothing will compare to Mystic Quest which is horrid. I personally didn't like what FF X started. It was sort of birthing the linearity that has become Final Fantasy. The game was good, but it's like how RE4 was good and how RE5 kind of repeated the same formula and added fail ontop. FF XIII isn't growth, it's a step..not backwards..but in the wrong direction. I probably want to blame JP for trying to become more western. Which again is silly cause WRPGs are more open now than any JRPG has been in years.
X was great, but X-2 is the worst in franchise history IMO. XIII is a close second.
Am still wondering. How the hell did Square Enix mess up this BAD????
in ff12 there were only two characters that didn't have a purpose to the story Vaan- brother was killed by the empire (thats a reason enough). Basch- framed for the death of the king of Dalmasca and seeks to clear his name. Ashe- Father and hushand is killed by the empire and lost her kingdom(this is your main protagonianist. and thats just to name a few
did anyone else keep falling asleep whilst playing ff13? it was quite boring a must admit.
Heres what japanese gamers are saying about FF13-2: THE MAJOR COMPLAINTS: 1. The story is terrible, as bad as the 3rd birthdays, except this time at least serahs annoying traits make a bit of sense on her 2. Noel is a shoehorn who doesn't belong in the game, terrible character motivations etc. 3. The towns are joke. You basically cant enter any house and theres hardly any NPCs in them 4. You start getting sick of JUST Serah/Noel after the first 15 hours or so...yes there are side characters with better development than XIII but they come for only half of each chapter 5. The graphics have taken a downgrade 6. No its not linear but once again there is really only one big massive roam area (archlytte steppe) 7. The levelling up is worse than the crystarium, some bonuses are cool but its based a lot on chance so it can get annoying. 8. The dialogue is ATROCIOUS 9. The story doesnt really develop much at all...it feels like nothing happens for a long long time. 10. Some people have conflicting views on the rap tracks THE GOOD: 1. The monsters being in the battle system is actually pretty brilliant. The sheer versatlity has improved by a lot 2. The QTEs are more like limit breaks than anything else which is good and most of them look epic 3. Chocobo being able to fly a bit is a good mechanic 4. The Red chocobo story quest is wayy more epic than the actual games story 5. Soundtrack is good. So thats the general sum up from people who have played up to 20-30 hours of the game. I will update with more impressions as they come in source: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa...
That's not a source, all of that "info" is bogus.
Yeah there was only 1 good character in XII. Balthier. The rest sucked and you can't really gave a jrpg with bad characters. Let alone the true* "it plays itself" gameplay that people say XIII had (at least you strategized with switching roles), boring story, forgettable music and it's by far the worst one I've played. People are too dramatic about hating XIII.
12 was abysmal. even as a normal rpg it plain out sucked. bad story, characters were just all reskins of each other, making them un unique, main character wasnt the main character and the gambit system let you walk away for hours and the game would farm and level up for you without touching the controller
Eh, the first half of VIII is quite good. The second half is really terrible. The first half of XIII is pretty damn bad. The second half is quite good.
IDK. I think that even at its worst, FFVIII was still a pretty solid game. Some of the story and character choices towards the end of the game were odd (and I will forever be bitter that Quistis was relegated to a background character), but there was still some solid character growth, some plot related mysteries to be solved, and some fun and memorable boss battles. Not to mention the gorgeous music used throughout the game...and some of the incredible locations (Lunatic Pandora and Ultimecia's castle stand out for me).
I hate FF10-2. But FF10-2>FF13 Due to gameplay
i just hope they will give us a release date for ffvs 13
Are we talking about the main numbered series, or Final Fantasy in general? Because some are just atrocious. Like Dirge of Cerberus, for example.
Maybe for the main numbered series. But for general, imho, X-2, XIII, and DoC are the worst.
Based on its reception I'd say 14 would give it a run for its money.
I think its the worst in the franchise, i thought the paradigm shift was a over glorified tactic switch maybe because I played persona and it had that already but in persona they allowed you to change each individual character during battle. I never liked voice acting so all I did was played the game on mute, it was so linear I call a slow pace action game. I won't be giving FF13-2 a chance.
You played the game on mute, how stupid are you? I think if you played any game on mute you would find it pretty crap. As for the article itself, the writer doesn't even bother to explain how, where or what confused him about the story and contradicts himself. How can you attempt to write an argumentative article using points such as 'me and my friends came to the conclusion' I feel I wasted all 5 minutes of my life expecting a well crafted article pointing out the flaws as well as comparing them to what makes the game great. Is it really that hard to not make a primary school level article with a controversial headline so that idiots like you can put stupid comments on saying that you hated the game because you couldn't be arsed to respect the amount of effort a lot of people put into this game? I'm honestly glad your not giving FF13-2 a chance, it will mean you won't comment on any of the articles in the future.
so am I suppose to like the game because of how many people put the effort into making? if thats the case then everyone should love all games because we should all respect the amount it takes to make them. as for muting a game, I grew up playing final fantasy games that didnt have voice acting like...say FF4 5 6 7 8 9 and they were still great. so voice acting isn't needed for me. I muted persona 3 and persona 4 and I loved them both. I listen to voice acting if it can be done right and the dialog from FF13 was stupid.
FF13 was weak by Final Fantasy standards and arguably the worst in the series. But what is that saying? I mean, looking at it objectively, 13 is a very polished, lengthy and deceptively deep title. It might not appear deep by the standards set in previous FF titles, but it beats out more than 90% of the market in terms of gameplay time. It's not even an inherently bad game. People get angry at SquareEnix for Final Fantasy 13, and yes, perhaps it's a weaker title than most Final Fantasy games, but what have they given gamers in the past? Only 2 or 3 of the greatest games ever made and a handful of classics? Is that not enough? Every series has a dipping point. Final Fantasy is experiencing that at on its THIRTEENTH title. People need perspective here.
pff from what I can tell, I enjoyed FF XIII fully, damn I read EVERY single line from the Menu, every Monster, Every line that told me the story of the City I just entered, EVERY SINGLE LINE! damn that game was awesome! You guys wont buy FF XIII - 2? Well I will, and I will enjoy it to the MAX! :) :) :)
I'm not as obsessed as you but i enjoyed ff13 and will probably buy ff13-2 as well. The haters that didn't see the greatness of the battle system ( because they didn't play long enough to unlock it ) won't understand how cool the game is
I have yet to beat 13 due to RROD. lol..but I plan on getting back to it..The 1st half of the game feel like I'm barely doing anything but watching movie...which I liked but it seemed a bit cheesy at times...(which is normal), Umm, I believe while I may not like FF13 as much as past titles. I appreciate the depth put into the game in terms of the combat mechanics and Graphics. Plus I got to admit, it sure as hell beat out most other JRPGS that came out in the same year.
personally, i thought 13 was better than 12.
I think XI had this crown then it was taken by XIII
What FFXI has to do with FFXIII? One is a MMORPG ( it' s old now, but it has been a great game for years ), and the other is a corridor offline RPG without cities ... You should not talk about games you don' t know, I think.
Sorry but I felt bad for that phrase of yours "games you dont know..." FYI I have played AND FINISHED each FF since FF1 from nes era. I completely sure that I have more authority than you to comment this article, not only because this is my favorite saga, because I am sure that you didnt felt the big dissapoint when we first heard from squenix the following " the next FF will be online..." (that was sad) An online FF means good bye to the strongest points of every FF to date: -Charming Characters (MMO=Zero empathy with the characters) -Deep Story-telling of each character -Graphics, (Worstened Graphics sacrified in order to have big and open zones)
@ leahcim: you just confirmed what I said and what I thought. You have never played FFXI ( when I said "You should not talk about games you don' t know" I was just referring to FFXI ). So don' t talk bad ( or good ) of a game you don' t know. And that you don' t understand that you can' t compare a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game to a Offline linear RPG. In conclusion I won' t go further to respond to your observations about FFXI for obvious reasons. FYI: I have over 3200 hours of experience in FFXI and one of my favorite genre in gaming is JRPGs. I played all the Final Fantasy too, milions of people have.
And XI even as a "shameless" attempt to cash on the serie's fame , at least helped the mmo genre become better and less stale
FFXI doesn't count, i have not played XIII, by now, the worst is FFII.
only game in my ps3 library that I haven't finished simply due to lack of motivation and interest. Half way through it and I just don't care to play anymore, and that was over a year ago.
Certainly not the worst simply because the characters had personality, depth, and development and as disjointed at it was at time, there was a story. The only problem FF13 really had was the corridor issue but really, would it have changed anything by twisting those long corridors up in to pretzels and adding a bunch or random dead ends and treasure chests? Perhaps, but then again a lot of the settings in FF13 would have made no sense as mazes.
The game was, I guess, a poor FF. But it's still a great game. I think people are disappointed to have such linear gameplay in an FF, but it seemed to fit the story and world perfectly to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, though I did have a few gripes. The biggest for me was that it was game over if your party leader died. I'm used to not being in control of all my characters. I'm used to narrow corridors in games. I'm used to "convoluted" storylines. I'm looking forward to XIII-2.
Please, everyone knows that Final Fantasy II is widely considered to be the weakest entry in the series, FFXIII may be disliked but it's not at the level of awful that II is.
THis !! Again , it's easy to spot ... it's usually the FF people can't even remember enough to mention , while going on endlessly about 6 ...7 ..8 and now 13
How can it be when FF14 exists?
12 was one of my favs, 13 wasn't terrible but I hated the characters.
I dont know how people thought XIII was the worst. Better gameplay than XII I stopped playing that after 5 hrs. Then XI was an MMORPG and I just dont care for that.X-2 was just some crap. If anything XIV is the worst that was giant bomb. XIII has awesome combat you dont have to use auto battle its just an option you put in your own commands for stuff.
I never quite understood the hate for FFXII. I thought it was most like the old school Final Fantasy's than any since 6 (maybe 9 thrown in there). It was decidedly different from FFX...that much is for sure. I wasn't the biggest fan of FFX and IMO marks a different step for Final Fantasy. FFXIII is an extention of that step taken by FFX...
While the story didn't captivate me like 7,8,9, and 10 I liked how FF12 was Open and great gameplay. I loved how eache character could use all weapons.
The only things I disliked about 13 was the story it made no sense until the last battle-no thanks to the rest of the game-and occasionally the party ai (If I make you a medic dont walk towards the bahamut or the sentinel plz, k thx). I actually love the paradigm shift. It was like actual battle formations and made sense. I just wish having the leader die didnt cause a game over. Its not like the party member suddenly forget how to use phoenix downs or revive skills. Anyway, the story was the main problem. Fix that and all is well as far as I'm concerned.
Final fantasy mystic quest was the worst but 13 easily makes mystic quest look good in my opinion
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