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Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo hits Xbox Live

Today sees the arrival of the long awaited Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo which should be available to Gold subscribers any time in the next few hours. The PSN version is also due today.

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RedDead2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

Can't wait to try this out, keeping expectations low though. Due to FFXIII. I can't wait till this game releases, FINALLY S-e will stop fu**ing about with Versus Xiii and start the hype train. September- october I bet, this is TGS 10' = http://www.youtube.com/watc...

iamtehpwn2935d ago

Versus XIII? I'm still wondering what happened to my Western localized Type-0--a COMPLETED game we still don't even have a date for.

Nate-Dog2935d ago

Type-0 wasn't even supposed to release in the West in the first place anyway was it? More likely than not it will be announced formally a little while after XIII-2 is out here in the West too.

D3mons0ul2935d ago

"Type-0 wasn't even supposed to release in the West in the first place anyway was it?"

Nobody ever said anything like that. As far as I know it has been announced for a stateside release this year. Not sure of the date.

Nate-Dog2935d ago

Ah my apologies then, haven't been paying that much attention to it but I know a couple of people very interested in it.

The Meerkat2935d ago

And if this news excites you then you're not a true xbox fan.

scrambles2935d ago

Questions before i try it out.

1. Is it just as linear?
2. Is the "romance" between snow and lightning still like watching 2 bricks fall in love?
3. Is Vanille or whatever still in it? she was just there for eye candy and something for people to hate.
4. Is Hope still there cuz i wanted to hit him over the head with a shovel with all his whining and annoyingness.
5. Is it any less "cinematic-y"?
6. Is it less padded? ie they dont just lengthen game play by adding 400 extra monsters to each level.

(more may come)

KillaManiac2935d ago

Snow and Lightning in a romance? what game were you playing?

Redempteur2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

lol i wonder what game he is playing ( or is he just another Hater for the sake of it )

scrambles2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

sorry i never beat it. i skipped about 3/4ths of the enemies on the last 3-4 levels and got stuck cuz my people werent good enough :D so i never found out >.< and assumed it was them cuz they were the 2 "leadish" characters

edit: been a fan of previous final fantasies but this one just made me start hating it cuz of hears about releases of everyone 1-2 yrs.

and i guess i can deal with the amount of cinematics... its not too big of deal breaker

Redempteur2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

Oh please .. what a weak argument .

"i skipped about 3/4ths of the enemies on the last 3-4 levels and got stuck cuz my people werent good enough :"
Well you just suck at gaming then .. there is no need to grind in FF13 .. and you can't get stuck because there is a shop in every save point.
All teh post game stuff need more dedication ... but being unable to complete the story just means you suck at rpgs ..

You also suck at paying attention to the story too ...

Menchi2935d ago

1 - It isn't. It has been purposefully designed to be a lot more open.

2 - Romance? Between Snow and Lightning? There was never any. If anything, it was more like a brother and sister relationship. He's engaged to Serah.

3. She makes cameo appearances, I believe.

4. As above.

5. I doubt it. SE are known for making highly cinematic titles, and it wasn't really a valid complaint, since Final Fantasy has always been that way.

6. No idea, but, I don't really think FFXIII was "padded" anyway, it was just far too linear, so it seemed all you would do was fight, run, fight, CS, fight again, repeat ad nauseum.

iamtehpwn2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

1. Is it just as linear?

No. In fact, it may be the least linear Final Fantasy in quite some time. There are 9 different ending depending on what you do and the decisions you make in the game.

2. Is the "romance" between snow and lightning still like watching 2 bricks fall in love?

Snow and Lightning aren't in love, but they don't really appear on the same screen for most of the game because Lightning is in a different Realm of the Gods known in Fabula Nova Crystallis as the 'Invisible World', which XIII-2 calls "Valhalla"

3. Is Vanille or whatever still in it? she was just there for eye candy and something for people to hate.

Not to spoil for anyone who hasn't beaten XIII, but no, for the majority of the game, you wont' see her.

4. Is Hope still there cuz i wanted to hit him over the head with a shovel with all his whining and annoyingness.

Yes, but he's a grown man now. And from everything I've seen from livestreams and trailers, he's quite mature now. He's in his 20s when you run into him.

5. Is it any less "cinematic-y"?

Depending on what you mean, If by it has more less Point A to Point B to watch a cutscene as the formula for the entire game, There's a lot more you can do outside of that. There's quite a bit of minigames, monster taming, and a variety of things to do. The Game is open from the start.

6. Is it less padded? ie they dont just lengthen game play by adding 400 extra monsters to each level.

The game appears to have more substance from what I'm hearing from importers. The actual story portion is slightly shorter than XIII, but the game can be replayed several times with several different endings and the Historia crux allows you to go back and change the decisions you made without having to start a new game, but if you want to, there's also a New Game+ option.

BldyShdw2935d ago

@ iamtehpwn

I am actually pretty excited for the game now.

Thanks!

scrambles2935d ago

Thank ya i might actually give it a try now. I sorta feel better for the franchise

guitar_nerd_232935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

Doesn't seem to be on either UK PSN or UK Xbox Live as yet...

Edit: Someone disagreed :S is it up now? a reply would have been more helpful.

guitar_nerd_232935d ago

Yeah it's still not up crazy phantom disagree person.

Apocwhen2935d ago

UK PSN does its weekly updates on a Wednesday.
I'm not sure about Xbox live.

If you have a US PSN a/c I suggest trying that later this evening, when it might be updated at that point.

Nate-Dog2935d ago

Long awaited demo? Wasn't it only announced at the end of last week that there'd be one coming out?

Lex_Dangerously 2935d ago

Duh, this is the interwebs. One week = a lifetime. ;) .... Ot: I'm actually looking forward to playing this LONG AWAITED demo! Lol.

Lex_Dangerously 2935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

Darn double post! This is the first time that this has happened to me.. :/ Well anyway...... blah blah I want to play the demo, blah blah.

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