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GameSector - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

GameSector writes: The Final Fantasy brand was sent into dis­ar­ray in 2010 with both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV. While not inher­ently bad, Final Fantasy XIII still failed to meet expect­a­tions and was wildly cri­ti­cized for its lin­ear­ity, story, and game­play. Rather than move on to Versus XIII or even Final Fantasy XV Square Enix is attempt­ing to undo its mis­take. Does Final Fantasy XIII-2 have the power to change our minds or is this a night­mare?

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Knight_Cid2122d ago

This review is as lame as the sight

deep_fried_bum_cake2122d ago

ahem...site. But yeah it's pretty bad. He says that the character development is bad but most reviews say that it is good.

Outside_ofthe_Box2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

I bet your comment would be different had it gotten a 9/10.

You just can't accept the FACT that 13 and 13-2 were games best suited as spin-offs and don't do the main numbers justice.

Knight_Cid2122d ago

my comment would be different if it got a 7.5 and had a decently written review with valid points.

The game has gotten mostly good scores. 13 averaged an 84

who cares?

iamtehpwn2122d ago

Due to the fact that most people who played XIII-2 all the way through loved it, I don't know what kind of facts we're accepting..you know, other than you're opinion.

Troll-without-Bridge2122d ago

The first guy i see that didn't enjoy the platforming sections. And boy, if you fail at those in FFXIII-2 then you really must suck.

DA_SHREDDER2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

couldn't play it past the first hour point. Nuff said.

@ iam

Dude, this game is not a real FF, I'm over it, so should you.

iamtehpwn2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

The introduction was about an hour, meaning you missed out on roughly...95% of all the new gameplay additions. And how you could not play through the introduction? It was a Solid Final Fantasy Intro.

Not a real FF? Pretty sure when I'm riding and Racing Chocobos and tossing my moogle, it feels like an FF to me. The thing I don't get is, how can anyone says this game isn't a real FF and Versus XIII is? Yeah, don't you remember all the other FF's where you had skyscrapers based on Japanese cities, Third Person shooter mechanics, and a real time combat system? Yeah. When is FF going to go back to that right? That's what a Real FF is all about /s.

Godmars2902122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

Since when has chocobo racing or moogle tossing been mainstays? Chocobos and moogles have become repeating elements since their introduction, but what's been done with them in FFXIII-2 was only under the pretest of fixing FFXIII. If XIII had been done right in the first place there wouldn't be a XIII-2 because there wouldn't/shouldn't be a need for one. At least not in the contest its been presented.

Final Fantasy - to me at least - is suppose to be about *Final* fantasies. Heroes rising and becoming aware of an evil that either threatens the world, or one that has long been active and is in the precess of destroying it. XIII was just about a group of people doing exactly what was expected of them from the evil trying to destroy the world, bring about the return of god and aside from god making an active appearance, evil pretty much won. XIII-2 says that and by all counts it still has yet to get the job done.

As for vsXIII, no I'm not expecting it to be a real FF. Not with the city-state/Romeo-Juliet/Yakuza details that have so trickled out.

Can still hope that it'll be a good or at least an inarguably decent game. Lord knows Square needs one of those...

Outside_ofthe_Box2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

LOL most people LOVED 13-2???
So people LOVED the fact that they got an INCOMPLETE story LOL???
I bet you guys can't wait for 13-3 or have to PAY for DLC to get the COMPLETE story huh LMAO???

Shredder is right. 13 and 13-2 are not real FFs. They should be regarded as spin-offs and nothing more. Just because it has chocobos and moogles doesn't mean it's an FF. You can throws those aspects on to any JRPG lol.

I don't get what your grudge is with Versus. It might be that people are looking forward to it instead of praising a horrible games like 13 and 13-2 like you are lol.

deep_fried_bum_cake2122d ago

So what you're saying is that you didn't care about playing the game and didn't bother. Why start then? Because you obviously had no interest in giving it a chance. Then again you might be lying just to troll the game.

dc12122d ago

I recently got the platinum trophy for FF 13-2.
With the above considered (understanding that this is still my opinion), I very confidently state that the review was fairly accurate (The score a little harsh..but the review is spot on).

In many ways I preferred FF 13.
Outside of the first 20hrs, FF 13 exceeds 13-2 on almost every turn.

I could go on, however would prefer to respond to any rebuttals.

In short, I'm wanted to post my thoughts in defenses of the writer as it appears that he/she is being unfairly bashed on this one.