New Final Fantasy XIII-2 screens show proof of PS3 bias!

Forgive us, but this being a slow news day, we decided to drum up a little unnecessary scandal in lieu of not much else to say about the following Final Fantasy XIII-2 screens. Unlike its previous, detail-heavy images, how could one infer anything but CONSOLE BIAS from today’s single PS3 exclusive screen?

Above: But how will millions shift their Paradigms on 360? HOW?!

I mean, it doesn’t show any new aspect of FFXIII-2’s combat system, plus the cross console screens show little more than out of context cinemas.

Above: Wow. So this is how the Cocoon looks from the inside.

Clearly, today’s screenshots were meant as giant slight to Microsoft, and it’s dirty pool we simply can’t condone. Feel free to fight it out in the comments below as we struggle to find something more newsworthy to post about.

Above: Sarlacc pit puppetry

Until then, GamesRadar will continue to try and derive controversy from today’s innocuous FFXIII-2 screens, because there’s a good chance this goes all the way to the White House!

Above: This screenshot is too new for words!

Oh yeah, Carolyn Gudmundson actually played the game at E3 and liked it quite a bit. Head over to her preview for something more professional and substantial about the game.

Jul 11, 2011


  • ParanoidAndroid - July 14, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    kiing8kong6; missing the point since 2011.
  • kiing8kong6 - July 13, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    What a pathetic story to put on here. Who gives a fuck if they are from one console.
  • waffman11 - July 12, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    The player obviously wasn't doing very well. I mean, if you're going to have Sony bias in your game, the enemy needs to be attacked in its weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE. Silly Square Enix.
  • admjwt - July 12, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    im hoping this will be better then 13...but versus should be more of a prioirty for SE then continuing the one FF i refuse to ever complete
  • GringoStar - July 12, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    So when a Multiplatform game comes out and there's a 360 screen shot, it just shows the developer being unbiased? I was really hoping it was something much more obvious like someone holding a Ps3 controller or exclusive content. Blah, you're getting just as bad as IGN.
  • rballa2 - July 12, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Way to make hottest article on N4G with a joke.
  • Aletheon - July 12, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Most gaming sites play the xbox version of games ifngiven the choice, so Sony needs some BIAS once in awhile.
  • Vhero - July 12, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    The game are clealy running off the same code as the original you can tell this from the looks of it and the battle system. So they not bothered changing anything other than the story and characters. This also means like the first game the game is more optimized for PS3 since the original game was an exclusive. It's nothing to do with BIAS. If you want to play FF games you should get a ps3 simple as really instead of getting it on the 360. As unlike MS Sony hasn't paid for ti to be multi-platform. I mean FFXIII Versus is still a ps3 exclusive and no doubt will stay that way. So for the complete FF experience get a PS3. I have both a 360 and PS3 as I am a gamer and enjoy the best of both.
  • bawrash - July 12, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    You are either slow or bias, cvg have already made a mention how there is no difference between screenshots of both versions.
  • VermithraxDagon - July 12, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    Can I has Shadow Hearts instead?
  • quincytheodore - July 12, 2011 6:57 a.m.

    Would you rather they photoshop the L1 into LB? I'll be honest and say I'm quite excited for this. I even still have XIII OST on my playlist. If they can incorporate exploration, but still maintain the fast pace gameplay (yes, I think it's good) and still give screentime to all char (I don't want "Main char saves the world... along with some other dudes") it will be good. I like RPG, don't care if it's WRPG or JRPG, as long as it's good. But realistically speaking, I wonder how this will fare against ME3, both of them are supposed to be on early next year. This is probably the best big title JRPG can offer in recent time, but against ME3? I wouldn't take that chance against if I were SE. On the screenshot. I think Noel is shaping up to be ignorant cliche shounen type, sadly so. Does anyone notice that Lightning is a bit younger, fuller lips and cheek, compare to XIII?
  • lovinmyps3 - July 12, 2011 4:36 a.m.

  • OhUltra - July 12, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    @The_King_of_Nothing The battle system of FF is always evolving. FF: 6 classes, stat boosts through leveling up with experience points FFII: Classes (but they don't level), stat boost through use of certain thing that you want to boost the stat of, chocobos, back row to place characters in during battle FFIII: Jobs introduced (classes that can change), return to experience system, summons FFIV: 5 party members (previously only 4), real time battle system introduced, white/black/summon/ninjutsu magic distinction FFV: 26 jobs, ability points that increase job levels, job-specific abilities can be kept if a character switches jobs FFVI: more powerful attacks can be used if health is low (sometimes), relics, gaining magic points to learn spells FFVII: Materia to customize abilities, limit breaks FFVIII: complcated ass junction system, enemy levels scaled FFIX: Trance mode, abilities basically learned from equipped items + ability points FFX: World map is always full-size, Conditional turn-based battle system, Aeons FFXI: MMORPG, so yeah FFXII: battles take place in real time in the overworld itself (as opposed to a separate battle screen), no random encounters, gambit system, license board FFXIII: Paradigm system, control restricted to one character, Stagger mode, Gestalt mode FFXIV: MMORPG, again, yeah If any of that's wrong, it's because I've played about half of them and never actually finished one. Though, the only one I particularly disliked was FFXIII. Control of one character, stupid-ass paradigm system, no freedom, no characters I cared about except Sazh. Anyway, point is, they're all at least a little different.
  • g4m3rk1dd - July 12, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    "Geeez Final Fantasy should go back to being ps exclusive no one plays RPG on the 360 anyway" no one plays RPGs on the 360? seriously?
  • eliguy83 - July 12, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    I really liked XIII's battle system actually. I know you didn't really *do* anything other than switch paradigms, but I liked it. I mean, there wasn't much else *to* like. The rest of the game sucked. The story was meh, the characters were meh (except for Lightning, Vanille and Fang), the overworld up to Gran Pulse was a joke. The graphics were gorgeous though, but this is Square so that's kind of a given.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - July 12, 2011 1:22 a.m.

    @Clovin64 Good point. Where is Sazh? He better have a role in this. Sazh was awesome. He also had great music along with him.
  • venom65437 - July 12, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    I bet no matter which version you get they'll both suck. :)
  • Clovin64 - July 12, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    A few new screens, but still no sign of Sazh? Boo! For the record, I'll just throw my hat into the ring and say I loved FFXIII and I can't wait for this one.
  • pr0tostar - July 11, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    Funfact: You see that Fal'cie(hand) under construction? Those are all Sony components! Funfact: Fal'cie's brains are cell processers! Funfact: It's RIGDERACER! RIIIIIIIIDDDDGE~RAAAAACER!!!! OMGWTFSONY WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!?!?!?UMADBRO???
  • The_King_of_Nothing - July 11, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    @TheCakeIsaPie Epic Win! @crumbdunky I hope you only played one of the FF games and played none of the rest because there is no difference in the first 12 games in the battle system. I am sorry though that the screenshots don't show something as complex as the "not battle system" (I still cannot fathom how you came to that conclusion). Those bastards! @everyone else I do not understand your bitching at 13. It was the only one I could stand to look at for more than an hour. I even tried 7 for about 5 hours before realizing that absolutely nothing has happened. Literally. Nothing. I found the story interesting and the characters seemed to be characters to me. There was some slower parts, but how can you avoid that with a game that long? Is it change that scared so many to believe they hate? Or are people blindly following someone's review? I still can't figure it out.

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