Despite a rich history of sprawling adventures, this latest outing for the Final Fantasy series is as linear as a taut string. But even without the expected wealth of side quests, there's plenty you could miss if you're not paying attention.
Err... All of these things are explained within the first hour of the game, save for two. Still, it's a decent list of things most FFXIII players should keep in mind if they want an optimal advantage against monsters.
Stay Awake. Do I really need to say more? ;/
game is awesome, and now the open world is to open, i get so dang lost in it lol. my only complaint is there isnt more limit breaks and the main enemy is not cool wat so ever
ithought the game was to linear
ummmm if u played it urself u wud see the first 24 hours is linear.......then it becomes freakin epically big and open. atleast 20 hours of open world exploring. ENOURMOUS monsters, and dude u dont know big till u see the monsters urself lol, they r like buildings
If you enjoy epic scale stuff I suggest you take it up a notch (or 10!)and play any god ofwar game especially the 3rd one! ;)
Really? Look, I'm an avid fan of FF, but this one was by far the most linear one of the bunch. I have 70hrs logged and I just beat my first play through last week. Even when you get to chapter 11 and you can start exploring the only place you can explore are the plains (granted its massive). But still... and even so after you're done farming, you are back to the same thing after.
Nice tip for upgrading your equipment... Start off with 36 sturdy bones, they will give you a X3 bonus
? i was aware of that by playing the game ... make you wonder how some people are playing rpgs
yeah lol, they made seem like it was news, the only thing i wasnt sure of is how to find the chocobos, besides that all else is explained for us
Lol I clicked on this thinking it would have 10 fun things to do in FF13 that were off-the-beaten-path. Nope. This is like 10 super-basic things EVERYONE should be doing already just to play the game efficently. So stupid.
change the title to "Ten things people do in FFXIII"
1. Position the camera to look at Lightnings ass. 2. Get Hope killed. 3. Ignore all of Snow's dialogue. 4. Try not laugh when Odin turns into a space horsey. 5. Ok im bored...
lmao to number 1 u cant see light's ass she has shorts under her skirt lmao, u can only see vanille and fangs ass haha.........so wat i tend to test games if its possible or if they just put crazy shadows down there lmao, my gf makes fun of me cuz of it :D to number 2, hope has no hp so thats a common thing and the reason i dont use him. snow.....his actor is cool, met him once.....but snows character is meh :D Odin is badass!!!!! for a horse and yeah im bored too......back to drawing XD
yea these are pretty much like duh. i didnt know how to get chocobos but i was doing the seethe stones so i woulda found out eventually anyway. and yeah like a 24 hours of gametime is like rails linear but FF fans get all the exploration and discovery they need at chapter XI an if you think its short, try to kill a shalong giant ass elephant alien thing, and when you see how far you are from that, you'll see that the game is not as people made it seem. i almost didnt get it cuz people kept saying it that..
"Pressing Y will activate moves early" I can't find Y on the better version FF13. Anyone wanna help? xD JK. But really, he called chapter 9 early in the game...-_____-
Anybody saw Kevin Butler's tweet? "I feel bad for bald people. They have no place to keep their baby chocobo."
blah ,10 hrs in , Chapter 5 , I don't know more i can take , I keep hearing things will get better , but man this is torture .... walk .... cutscene....fight.....save.... ..eideleon fight......repeat..... odin was such a pain in the ass..... ....I'll have to start giving it a shot once I platinum demons souls.... 2 trophies to go:P
Enjoy the story, take in the environments, master your battle tactics, read up on the codex, grind, get your equipment upgraded. There are 64 side missions including the Oerba robot, and chocobo mini game in C9.
If you found Odin hard, you obviously are doing something wrong. It's a VERY easy fight.
Don't blame the game for your apparent lack of skill.
I'm on my 153rd logged hour. probably going to finish the game tonight. Definitely a fullfilling gaming experience if approached without a massive bias. Waaaah linear! God of War 3 is linear. Uncharted 2 is linear. Modern Warfare is linear. More linear than FFXIII Is that a problem? No, it's not. If you have a problem with linear games (funny how critically acclaimed games are not defined linear, but "streamlined" to say basically the same thing), then you have a problem with half the current offering of the whole gaming industry.
It's the maps. In GOW3 you end up going over the same areas twice, and yet it still has more exploration than FF13. While most of the items are sitting in a large chest, the placement of those chests are what makes the difference. Many are placed behind a shallow wall or corner, while others are hidden and require an acquired item to reach. At the end of the day, it keeps you alert to your surroundings at all times. FF13's maps are shoe stings with a small piece of thread here and there sticking out to one side. All of the treasure orbs are sitting in plain sight in those places making them hard to miss. As for the later part of the game where it opens up... didn't make it that far. Keep falling asleep so I gave it back to my cousin. The point is, Maps make the difference between a linear game and a great game.
Right, but those games work as being linear. That's how they are structured. But a linear RPG? No way, that's definitely not supposed to happen. Especially with FFXIII. I mean that game is painfully linear in a genre that isn't supposed to be at all.
Oops sorry i didn't mean to disagree with you I clicked the wrong button. Anyway, did anybody notice there were like.... 10,000 save points throughout the game? And then a few more "would you like to save your game" between those save points lol. At the end when you open the final door, there is a save point. When you open the door, it asks you if you wanna save your game, and then at the other side there is another save point. I just thought that was pretty funny.
Oh i noramlly did these things, the timing of your attacks is really effective!
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