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User Review : Final Fantasy XIII

  • Graphics
  • Music (slightly good)
  • Gameplay
  • Story
  • Characters

An Honest review of FF13 (ranma1)

This is a game that made me feel like cutting my penis off and beating the developers with it at some points, and in other points it made be stop in awe to recognise its graphical beauty.

-----What I liked about this game:

(1)The graphics: are really good. Especially the cutscenes, I have not seen many games with similar attention to detail and presentation.

(2)The Music: is decent but none of the themes are as memorable as past FF music.

(3)Customizing: weapons is nice. As well as the crystarium system, it reminded me of FF10's sphere grid. But FF13's version was far more linear and less developed. You didn't get much choices.

That's about all I liked.

-----What I disliked about this game:

(1)The gameplay: is for casual gamers who don't know how to play RPG's. And I am not a casual gamer. One of the main problems is the auto battle feature. I was pressing the X button most of the time as it would play the game for me and choose the most effective attacks against enemies. Some people say you can turn auto battle off, but if you do that the game becomes too hard. Autobattle is the most efficient way to play it.

(2)The characters: are not likeable. I didn't like them, and I didn't like their back stories. Hope reminds me of Justin Beiber, someone I see as a pus*y and whiner.

(3)The story: is terrible. its too difficult to understand and doesnt make sense. I could not understand all the words they threw at me like Falcie, Lcie, Pulse Lcie, Cieth. Like WTF, stop telling me words without explaining what they mean properly. Some may disagree, but me personally, I found it difficult to follow the story (for me this difficulty didn't happen for any other FF's)

(4)And the most of all, it didn't feel like FF: every FF needs mini games and hard secret bosses (at least Omega and Ultima weapon), they were not there.

What FF game only lets you control 1 character? This game does. Still no world map, when will SE add the world map back to FF games? At least FF10 had a big massive world with lots of different branches.

This game has none of that. This game is as fun as walking forwards for 10 hours, then you must jump off a cliff at the end, and that is not very pleasing. ITS PAINFUL ! Because that's all you do in this game !

The FF series doesn't deserve this. FF fans don't deserve this. A series as great as Final Fantasy deserves better...

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Ranma12193d ago

This is an honest review. Its what i really felt of the game.

I just didn't like it. So before anyone says I am trolling. 6/10 seems far for a game of this quality.

deep_fried_bum_cake2193d ago (Edited 2193d ago )

This is actually the most praise I've seen you give this game.

Most of your complaints are valid but the story one is not. The story in XIII in actually quite good and if you pay attention to it, everything like L'Cie and Fal'Cie are explained as it goes on.

I don't think you're trolling here and this appears as it says to be an honest review, but you are a huge FFXIII troll.

Capt-FuzzyPants2193d ago

Yeah the story is actually one of the better stories in games if you put some thought into it. On paper it has a lot of that stuff my English teachers always talked about. I agree that the execution at times wasn't the best, but it wasn't terrible either. The story can be related to what's going on with terrorism in the middle east if you put some thought into it.

Also the soundtrack is better than a lot of the earlier games IMO. I only wish they kept the victory theme and prelude.

iChii2190d ago

The story? Good? I understood the story quite well but it was boring af. Sorry..

Number-Nine2193d ago

It clearly explains what all those names mean. And this is a very shallow 'review'. Could have gone into a lot more detail.

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Hicken2192d ago

To be honest, there are very few legitimate gripes here. And in the event that they WERE legitimate, you didn't give enough info to convince anyone to believe you.

It's slightly more in-depth than your usual hatred of the game. Which really isn't saying much.

dragonrage002192d ago

1-While I agree that the game doesnt give enough explanation to the games mithos on the beginning, once you understand that, you find an very interesting story. 2-The whole "combat system for casual games" is BS to me. Is just different and thats the problem. You still have to manage paradigms (some times constantly), and you cant just put one character healing, and the others attacking (like most ff) since the stagger meter forces you to play as agressive as you can. Buffs and debuffs are also way more important here than ever before. The combat is WAY better than XII
3-When you say theres no secret boss, its clear you havent tried to complete the missions on gran pulse. The last mission is the ultimate boss of the game. Also, the missions open new areas and features to explore, like chocobo riding (which im guessing you havent seen).
4-As for minigames, they are just pointless, and is just silly to bring that up as an argument to say the game sucks.
5-The characters are stupid, but so were the characters in X, and everyone loved that one.
Im tired by now. XIII is far from being the best in the series, but its not the piece of shit so many claim it to be. Its just different. If it was a spin off, im certain it wouldnt get nearly as much hate.

wishingW3L2191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

if it were a spin-off this game wouldn't have even sold more than 500,000 copies nor drawn this much attention either. And you're reaching a new low by saying that FF13 characters have as much depth as the ones on FF10, are you crazy? I hated FFX almost as much as FF13 but you're crazy.

FFX has hidden weapons, hidden Aeons, you can back-track, the story was better told and not to mention the customizations that includes more weapon/armor/accessories variations and the more expansive sphere grid. FFX is in every single way a much more superior game than FF13 and FF13-2 together!

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