Featuring an unforgettable storyline, a battle system blending action and strategy, cutting-edge visuals and awe-inspiring cinematic sequences, FINAL FANTASY® XIII delivers the next step in the evolution of gaming.Read full description
As a deepening crisis threatens to plunge the floating world of Cocoon into chaos, a band of unsuspecting strangers find themselves branded enemies of the state. With the panicking population baying for their blood, and the military all too happy to oblige, they have no choice but to run for their lives. Join them on a desperate quest to challenge the forces controlling their fate, and prevent untold destruction.
Featuring an unforgettable storyline, a battle system blending action and strategy, cutting-edge visuals and awe-inspiring cinematic sequences, FINAL FANTASY® XIII delivers the next step in the evolution of gaming.
Played this on PS3 and have been waiting to get the PC port. The game is very solid overall. People just expect too much because it is a "Final Fantasy" game. The story is a bit convoluted at times and the characters aren't very well-developed. However, the motives of each character and why the bonded together were clear. Final Fantasy series are generally known for their graphics and soundtrack also and I think both had delivered tremendously. The themes are great and the soundtrack is one of the few that I still listen to regularly now. One of the flaws people keep mentioning about this game is that it is a hallway simulator. I find that funny because most of the FFX maps are linear and space and very limited also, the game was still highly praised. The battle system of this game was tweaked that it is much more coordinated/combo based. Your goal is to stagger the enemy by dealing a lot of damage and then chaining more damage on top of it. However, the commando class is better at maintaining the stagger than the savager class and occasionally you have to balance the overall damage output and how quickly you can stagger the enemy. The game is a definite must if you like RPG games.
I love Final Fantasy, but this game is not very good. It funnels you from start to finish with no freedom to explore. I found it more linear than FFX if that's even possible. FF13 is just not a good game because the characters are not relate-able or likable, and the story is just not interesting. My favorite part of this game is honestly just how gorgeous the graphics and cutscenes are. The battle system is okay, but takes a very long time to get used to. Boss fights are overly challenging as a result of a tough to get used to battle system, and can last an eternity if you don't build up your combos properly. I rated this game a bit higher because there were days that I loved it and days I hated it. Overall I didn't really like it, but I did keep coming back to it, so it wasn't all terrible.
This game isn't horrible, but it certainly won't be remembered as one of the best Final Fantasy titles. The CGI and music are phenomenal, but the game play, story, characters, and linear exploration all weigh this game down from its full potential. This game is a Final Fantasy title with an identity crisis. It doesn't know if it wants to be real time combat or turn-based combat. Thus, we have an awkward hybrid that pleases no one. The gear progression system is incredibly convoluted and the character progression isn't much better. I'd probably recommend listening to the Japanese VO over the English VO as the latter is rather obnoxious, especially with characters like Vanille. I really wanted to enjoy this game, because it had so much potential, but it was a let down in a major way.
This is the first entry out of 3 in the Final Fantasy 13 series and is a port of the PS3 game. It is a JRPG which features multiple main characters, the biggest one being Lightning (yes that's what she's called). You start off immediately in a cutscene which just as quickly throws you into a battle. Story wise, you are pushed into a religious, kind of political battle involving godly being known as fal'cie, normal humans, religious humans, and l'cie, which are humans turned into fal'cie slaves. As you can imagine, it becomes a very convoluted story. The graphics are overall very good and beautiful. The gameplay is that of a turn based, in which you attack, wait a certain amount of time for your energy bar to fill up, and then attack again, with monsters attacking in between. It suffers from FPS drops no matter what kind of rig your running it on, but it's usually only in large areas when your walking and won't effect you during gameplay, battles especially. Overall, it's a great game with a good but confusing story that suffers from being to linear, in that it's basically you playing through roughly 50 hours of repetitive battle sequences, with short bits of story given every so often in a repetitive manner. A great game, but not amazing.
In fact, FFXIII is a very good action RPG game, I absolutely fell in love with his lovely soundtrack, his character are also good, and high resolution graphics but it could be better, in one hand, it is too short, in the other hand it has a nice story but in my opinion it is very lineal, exploration didn't exist in this game, I miss it but I can live without it, so, I think it is a good game but it could be better. So, if you loved Final Fantasy like me, you would buy it, you will never regret!
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