Conclusion: Final Fantasy XIII is a beautiful, epic adventure that has the same quality and volume of content as other Final Fantasy games, but it feels a bit "light" on the RPG side. Think of it as an incredibly beautiful interactive movie and you will be a happy camper, but of you are looking for a deep RPG, this may not be your game.
Pros: One of the best looking video games made, The combat system seems simplistic at first, but gains incredible depth with time, Very compelling story, far more comprehensible than some Final Fantasy games, Some of the best creature/mob design, Incredible world to play in, One of the best looking video games made, The combat system seems simplistic at first, but gains incredible depth with time, Very compelling story, far more comprehensible than some Final Fantasy games,...
Cons: Stuck in a "tube" no real freedom of movement for half of the game, No towns, puzzles, nor mini-games, Only direct control of the "leader" in combat, Upgrade system very linear, Lacks some of the charm and quirkiness of Final Fantasy games past, Stuck in a "tube" no real freedom of movement for half of the game, No towns, puzzles, nor mini-games, Only direct control of the "leader" in combat, Upgrade system very linear, Lacks some of the charm and quirkiness of Final ...
Excerpt: Welcome back to the world of cringe-worthy dialogue, unlikeable characters, and needlessly complex plot points. With this latest installment, Square Enix has made a concerted effort to Final Fantasy XIII-2 ‘s mechanics from a forward-thinking point of view while simultaneously taking the narrative structure in an even more melodramatic direction.
Pros: Same great battle system from FFXIII, Beautiful visuals
Cons: Unnecessary new game mechanics, Overly sentimental story, Unlikeable characters
Conclusion: Direct Final Fantasy sequels, for the most part, are either really good or the worst thing to ever happen to the series, depending on who you ask. When word got around that Final Fantasy XIII was getting a direct sequel, people were very, very vocal about the news. Some people went “Meh”, others “Cool, I enjoyed XIII” while some of the more colorful “diehard” fans said something similar to: “OMG SQUEENIX IS TEH SUXXORZ I HOPE THEY DIE AND BURNZ!1!1!!! FF IS DED!1!1!
Excerpt: If you've played Final Fantasy XIII , you have an opinion of it. And no matter what that opinion may be, there are thousands of people who vehemently disagree with you, to the point where it facilitates the kind of frothing, incoherent fanboy rage that our particular subculture is so well-versed in.
Excerpt: left me of two minds. The satisfaction of managing its frenetic but elegant battle system stood on one side, in stark opposition to its maudlin, convoluted plot and overlong tutorial. To my surprise its sequel, , manages the seemingly unlikely feat of furthering the rift between the two. While the combat and adventure structure show improvements that directly address its predecessor's critics, the story manages to spiral deeper into an unintelligible narrative abyss.
Excerpt: So let's start off with the story. The Story in FFXIII was decent. The concept was good but (without spoiling anything) I felt it was executed poorly. Especially in how it handled the main antagonist. Granted it had a few interesting twists the story follows a typical anime cliché focusing on friendship and changing ones destiny. The characters were also very cliché however I did rather like them (Snow is my fave).
Summary: While not flawless, a lot has been changed to bring new gamers to the genre. There are still things that need to be fixed, like grinding, and long battles, but Square-Enix has done something special here, and they need to be commended. I realize that I am a hard core Final Fantasy Fanboi, so my opinion is likely biased, but I honestly believe that this is a title that every single gamer out there should at least test out, if nothing else than to see the drastic changes...
Excerpt: Final Fantasy est, à l'heure actuelle, cité comme une référence en matière de jeu de rôle japonais. Ce statut est surtout dû à l'accessibilité de son système de jeu, ainsi que des scénarios riches en émotions, encensés par des scènes cinématiques très grand spectacle. Depuis quelques épisodes, l'univers héroic fantasy frôle allègrement avec la science fiction.