• nintendo365 - September 17, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    I couldnt finish FFXIII because I kept falling asleep. Im not just saying that, I was LITERALLY falling asleep watching the generic cutscenes of Snow repeatedly whining about Serah and Hope trying his hardest to be badass. I even bought XII-3 to give the series a 2nd chance, I got to the Serendipity casino and gave the f up. It was too generic of a story and even the combat seemed boring. Sure It was real-timed but still. I dont know what they did, but Square needs to take it back to how FF12 was. ALL real time and ALL fun.
  • marc-lee-de-hugar - September 15, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    FFXII-3? I think you might have meant FFXIII-2
  • SnakeinmyBoot - February 10, 2014 11 p.m.

    Well, you made it farther than me. I got maybe 2 hours in before starting to feel drowsy and just shut it off and haven't touched it since. I'll get all my FFXIII entertainment from a certain internet critic known for his disemboweling reviews of many post FF7 games. It's better watching his videos over again a dozen times than walking down a 40 hour corridor, watching battles mostly take care of themselves and letting the stupidity of the cutscenes gnaw at your sanity. At least 12 had a somewhat engaging story and combat that required your input for tougher battles. Here's to FFXV having an open world with full airship control and combat that demands and intrigues the player, otherwise FF has really become a zombie franchise.
  • Thedigitalg - September 17, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    Does no one read anymore? I understood the story of both games fairly easily. The time travel bits spun my head a little, but no more than Inception's dreams (actually, that's a really good comparison). I was quite angry at 13-2's ending though, the first FF game I believe that had a cliffhanger ending and shitloads of loose ends.
  • ChristopherDalley - September 17, 2012 11 a.m.

    Proof that a 'complex' plot does not equal 'good'. Especially when you're trying to distract everyone from how awful your characters are.
  • marc-lee-de-hugar - September 15, 2013 5:34 a.m.

    For sure especially that idiot Sazh.. jesus what a nob
  • tendollarlameo - September 17, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Holy shit, I understood the entire plot of Kingdom Hearts better than this. And that series has like seven games. FFXIII has TWO and it's still more confusing.
  • Viron - September 17, 2012 12:54 a.m.

    Yeah I still have no goddamn idea what the hell is going on.
  • Tranquilbez34 - September 17, 2012 4:31 a.m.

    I second that
  • marc-lee-de-hugar - September 15, 2013 5:36 a.m.

    Same.. It gives me a headache to think about it.. Id rather just play it but even thats a bit of a struggle.. and I have loved all FF games so far.. though the best IMO are FFVII, FFVIX, FFX, and FFXII.. oh and I loved FF tactics on GBA
  • CUFCfan616 - September 17, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    Lets face it, the first game was just shot through with poor story telling. During the final battle, I knew it was the final battle of the game but I didn't know who I was supposed to be fighting or why. The game had a distinct lack of a proper villain in the vein of Sephiroth or Kuja. A second playthrough should be to find little things you missed or to clear up small plot holes you overlooked initially. It shouldn't be to find out exactly what the hell you did in the first place. Gameplay aside, also dreadful for Final Fantasy standards, the lack of being able to follow a clear story is why I left XIII-2 alone and why I won't be touching this new game. A game and its sequel shouldn't require an article like this to tell everyone what's happened
  • Cyberninja - September 17, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    They also did this for Halo, CoD:MW, God of War, Castlevaina:LoS,Persona etc. Its not that the game needs a article like this but for the people who are interested and haven't played either or people who have played both or one of the games its a good refresher for the story and plot before the new game comes out, or did you miss the part they said it was to prepare for Lighting Returns on the first slide? However I will admit FF13 was kinda hard to follow if you weren't paying attention, but FF13-2 was pretty straightforward.
  • jcross3 - September 16, 2012 10:19 p.m.

    I kinda felt like all of XIII-2 was a giant middle finger to the player. I loved the first game. Kinda wish they didn't give it a sequel and I hate that I'm gonna throw them my money for the third game.
  • gondarpwns - September 16, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    what I want to know is What the hell happened to Snow and Serah? They were engaged? right?
  • taokaka - September 16, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    I always thought Vanille's over happiness was just an act to hide how scared she actually was and to cope with the fear and guilt. Whenever she narrates her true thoughts it's always doom and gloom, whenever she is alone with fang, her best friend who she can say anything to she becomes a whole new person that seeks reassurance and whenever she got in a serious conversation with Sazh and she didn't like the direction it was heading she'd do a 180 and suddenly turn all bubbly and ignorant to the issue. There were more examples to prove my theory but I can't remember them that well because its been ages since I played XIII.
  • pl4y4h - September 16, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    Reading this actually has me more confused and i played it....
  • KidJustKid - September 16, 2012 2 p.m.

    p26 - Caius is the antagonist, not protagonist. Otherwise a sick little summary. I know I'm the minority, but FF13 was my favourite ever Final Fantasy. If they don't mess with the core gameplay too much in 13-3 and stop adding the pointless fripperies, they have a sure purchase from me. Keep it up, and roll on TGS ^_^
  • Lindsaaayerin - September 16, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Thank you for this! There were some things I learned by reading. This was a great article. I don't care what anybody says, I think both these games are great. I like the story a lot. Best Final Fantasy? No, but still worth playing.
  • bigwill1221 - September 16, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    Is it bad if I am imagining the sound/music from FF 13-2 each time you continue the game?

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