The Final Fantasy XIII Saga is the Best Video Game Trilogy of the Decade - Criminally underrated, the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is the best of the decade.
God No FF13 still the only video game i've ever traded in to gamestop. This game was so bad that i picked up 15 way later because of the taint 13 left.
His standards are low... This game has some of the worst storytelling in any FF game. And not just storytelling, but the way the story was presented was even worse! All the key information needed in order to understand the basic concepts of the story are in text logs from the options menu. None of it was actually explained in-game. You were forced to read through the long data-logs of boring text in order to get an idea of what's going on. The reason a lot of people play RPGs is because of the story and characters. And those are aspects the game failed to deliver. Not to mention, everything about it felt less and less like Final Fantasy. Past games were set in medieval, steampunk, and even cyberpunk settings. There were always hints of traditional aspects in the world-building, whether it'd be architecture, enemy designs, weaponry, etc. But FF13 didn't have any of that. Everything felt WAY too futuristic. The monster designs and overall artstyle didn't "feel" like a Final Fantasy game. And don't get me started on the ridiculously cringe-worthy dialogue and voice acting.
Yup it's the ONLY Final Fantasy game that I stopped playing half way through I was that bored.....I even managed to finish FF12 and that game is very tedious.......
That's pretty debatable tbh.
Not going to click because vgculturehq is one of the worst clickbait websites out there.
NO, HELL NO , F No seriously
Been notice a lot lately in so called journalism no one seems to use editors anymore, I'm pretty sure that they meant that it was the worst trilogy of the decade.
I'm laughing like Tidus right now.
The only way that could be true is if those 3 games would have been the only games released this decade.
I'm having trouble thinking of many trilogies that released this past decade. Some started the prior decade and ended this decade(or 2010-2019). I'm sure there must be some. I liked FF13 trilogy well enough, but I would like to know the contenders before claiming it's the best trilogy. It kind of not even a trilogy because it wasn't written to originally be as such, and each part is not even properly a continuation of the one prior.
I think it's better to judge games based on the generation of consoles they were released in, rather than judging them through decades like 2010-2020. It doesn't make sense to do this considering many first entries of series started before 2010. A lot of amazing trilogies on the PS3/X360 started off prior to 2010. Games like Gears of War, Uncharted, Batman Arkham games, Mass Effect. But even if we were to say that FF13 series was the "best trilogy of 2010-2020," that's not saying much. This is because most of the best trilogies started a few years prior to 2010. Saying that FF13 trilogy is the best of the decade isn't much of a compliment since the games were still greatly flawed in many aspects. And there's hundreds of better RPGs worth your time.
No doubt. A decade is just an arbitrary time frame based on a calendar made centuries ago. I liked FF13, but I think ME was a better trilogy. There are likely even one's that I forgot about, or just can't think of off the top of my head, or I never considered them what I'd call a trilogy.
I disagree. I'm a fan of FFXIII it's one of my top fav FF games. I've played the game numerous times & still own my PS3 copy but imo the 2nd & 3rd installment were lackluster,there really wasn't any need for the last 2 titles.
Personally I think XIII-2 was better than the first in almost every way.
I once played lightning returns for 8 hours and felt like i got nowhere
With the time restriction & a million outfits to wear to obtain certain skills was just ridiculous,LR was a bad action game.
I honestly wouldn't now. I dropped out of the first one and never turned it back on.
You too, huh?
I played through most of the first one and quit as soon as I realized that I wasn't having fun. I was forcing myself to have fun because I enjoyed the FF series. I'm "supposed" to like this game, but I couldn't bring myself to enjoy it. It had no redeeming qualities that I enjoyed about previous entries. This game may as fucking well be called Star Ocean or something. It had no place in the FF main-line titles.
FF 13-2 is one of my favorite jrpgs but I disagree. I can't think of a trilogy of a decade though because there aren't many trilogies where all 3 came out 2010-2019. Forza Horizon 1-3 I guess?
Worst trilogy ever, terrible story and characters.
...... i swear some people have some of the weirdest tastes in gaming & they take it personal when you judge them for it
Maybe cause there wasn't any other trilogies in the decade.
*cough* dark souls trilogy *cough*
Let’s add in the better fourth game that is arguably part of Dark Souls named Demon Souls and it is no longer spanning one decade or a trilogy.
Ummm sure dude? o_O
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I gotta go with dark soul
Welp, that's one way to get clicks. I mean, it probably wasn't as bad it was made out to be, but come on, the best of the decade?
It's better than FF15
Agreed. 15 is the only FF I've never beaten. And I'm talking every single, even back to Japanese NES, FF.
Oh god no eww, no way in hell.
Another BS article by Morgan Lewis. Nothing new. Gotta pay those bills, eh Morgan?
I understand you're criticizing the article quality but don't criticize someone for trying to make a buck at the same time. What is he meant to do? Hunt for food and find shelter in a cave so he can post terrible opinion pieces? :D
Maybe write something that isn't clickbaity crap?
Dark Souls/Bloodborne/Sekiro is the best trilogy of the decade. Fight me.
No way will i fight you. If you like games like that then fighting you might mean I die several times over and eventually rage quit lol.
All good, but not really a trilogy. Just a set of three games with similar themes and game design. They're independent of one another though.
Final Fantasy 13 was a mess of a game because it tried to do too much too quickly.
You must have never played FF15
him "fire is hot" you "you must have never touched the sun"
I liked the first two games. I never did play Lightning Returns, although I might pick it up for PC in the future. The games get a lot of hate, but they were actually good games.
I liked the trilogy but this is ridiculous.
Im happy you liked it. Now moving on I have a pizza to pick up in 10 mins.
I hope it's your favourite pizza of the decade
I’d actually agree , it’s probably at least in the nominee list. Was a great series. Far better than ffxv
Well, as bad as the trilogy is, I actually finished all 3 games, while I could never bother to finish some of the most liked fan favorites like 7 and 12 (I finished every other numbered offline games in the franchise), so I guess they're not the worst...
Don't do drugs kids.
ff13 is horrible, the only thing worse are the mobile games S-E shits out.
It's not April yet
This is a joke. I'm a fan of this series but this is a joke lol. There had to have been some real good trilogies. Mass effect and something else
The FFXIII trilogy to me was a truly awful, sad reminder of the state of the once great Final Fantasy series. I remember thoroughly enjoying the amazing Final Fantasy entries up until 12. These games used to have truly mind-blowing adventurous stories, with incredible music and genre-defining gameplay. Today the makers of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts have forgotten how to tell a cohesive story. Everyone’s constantly overly dramatic and full of angst, it’s all over-the-top and completely unrelatable.
Yup. They don’t know how to tell a cohesive story
The Mass Effect Trilogy was better
That was my first thought, but the original came out in 2007. If we confine the nominees into just between 2010-2019, then I'm having a hard time thinking of any other trilogy that could compete. I don't really notice anyone else offering up alternative winners in their efforts to say how much they hate the series. Edit: Just looked it up, and the first FF13 released 12/17/2009. So, if that's the case, I'm going to side with you on Mass Effect. Otherwise, I still don't see anyone offering alternatives besides the souls games, which isn't really a trilogy.
Partially true. In Japan it is a 2009 game. In America and elsewhere it was a March 2010 game.
I’d go as far as to say XIII-2 is genuinely underrated and Lightning Returns has some interesting mechanics and ideas, but the best trilogy? Not a chance. The entire narrative arc is complete drivel and Lightning becomes an utterly dislikable character by the end.
I think the time limit in lightnin returns made it less appealing
Click bait article Just get over it, game sucked big time.
There sure are a lot of clickbait sites these days. Gamingbolt, ccn, this one..... FFXIII is in NO way the best trilogy of any timeframe. I was so disappointed with it. Kind of started a string of disappointments from many games and multiple publishers. Now I leave those publishers alone and have had so many great games to play since.
lol this guy is nuts
I did not enjoy the gameplay of any of the FFXIII games, however I did really enjoy the music. Still can't agree with this.
XIII was not the best. XIII-2 is waaaaay waaaaay better.
Technically it came out in Dec 2009, so not only does it fail at being a decent Final Fantasy, but it fails at being a trilogy released within the decade. Therefore your opinion piece is made moot. Sorry. *shrug*
Came out in Japan 2009. Worldwide was March 2010. So unless you are reading Japanese right now your point is moot.
It doesn't matter where in the world it was first released, fact stands it was out and available to play in 2009. Just because you personally can't read it or understand it doesn't mean it hasn't been released. Was it officially first released in 2009, yes it was, point still stands.