Excerpt: I started to play Final Fantasy XIII in preparation of the launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Put it down to review the sequel, and am now finally ready to review Final Fantasy XIII. This Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 video game is a work of art and modern technology. This game rivals many of the motion pictures put out by Hollywood. And has some of the same trappings. We get to know deep and complex characters. They each have their own motives, interests, and goals.
Excerpt: At least the fighting was fun — after the game had decided I'd done well enough with the remedial classes and gave me access to everything. Each character can take on a number of roles. Ravagers blitz foes with attack magic, while Commandos deliver powerful melee attacks. Other roles are more specialized, doing things like buffing party members, debuffing foes, casting healing spells and serving as tanks to protect the more frail from powerful assaults.
Excerpt: The Final Fantasy series is one of the most long-running franchises in the video game industry. Spanning fourteen installments, this series has left quite an impression on the youth of many gamers. Now that we have reached the thirteenth chapter in this mighty lineage, how does it stand up to past Final Fantasy games and other games of the genre?
Summary: The final taste in your mouth may not be good if you dislike the way XIII-2 ends. However, it does not take away the fact that Square-Enix listened to their fans and gave them the game FF XIII should have been. The sprawling land masses and many side quests that populate the time traveling story add a lot to the experience.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XIII is perhaps the largest step the franchise has ever taken away from what it is known for. Moving to both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the story is a complex and original tale developed by the long-time RPG creators at Square Enix. The story follows six survivors of the Purge, a government movement meant to eradicate civilians who came in contact with a “Pulse Vestige.” Pulse and Cocoon, humanity’s home world, went to war hundreds of years ago, and...
Conclusion: What we are now presented with, is a very linear game with no option of trying to go off the beaten path and explore as we once did. As well as a very complicated battle system and a story that isn’t well put together, and rather hard to understand, unless you put the time into reading the in-game encyclopedia. 2 Stars.
Gorgeous fantasy RPG with combat & some suggestive scenes.
Common Sense Media
29 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Final Fantasy XIII is Teen-rated, mostly because the gameplay is combat-heavy. Your party of characters will square off against enemies and engage in a turn-based fights, but with the ability to make some decisions during the battle. There is no blood or gore and most of the enemies are nasty creatures. You are also defending your homeworld and way of life instead of aggressively attacking enemies for no reason.