Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector's Edition
Great game falls short with graphics
Final Fantasy XIII-2 was an amazing game continuing on with the story from FF XIII. The battle system is still very good with a wire variety of moves and a vast amount of enemies to face. My only real complaint is that when Square Enix announced that FF XIII-2 would only be on one disc they also said that the story would not suffer by "making your xbox work smarter." This was done by not pre-rendering images on the disc, saving a great amount of space but the result was graphics that fell short of FF XIII. All of the cutscenes in the game except for the few more important scenes had graphics which really took away from the characters, their movements and outfits. Lightnings armor which is the best outfit I have seen in any game looks fake and cheap, not to mention that lightning and all of the other characters entire body, especially the face and hair, took a big hit compared to their smoothnes in FF XIII. Still overall an amazing game and definantely worth having purchased limited edition game and guide, as well as steelbook pre order pack from Europe.
Game is great, lacks better DLC
(Review contains minor spoilers based on reviews, if you don’t like spoilers, then don’t read my review)
Well, I currently own the Collector's Eddition & the Collector’s Guide. Don't get me wrong, but the game is fun (and the Guide is very well-made) and is better than its previous game due to greater improvements made that makes it seem better besides having the same battle system. But intentionally, I feel ripped off when I first bought the Collector's (pre-ordered it) having only the Genji Bow (very weak weapon) and a costume that could have been made better for this game. I do like the battle system which it feels I'm needing to play a Sports Game prior to pressing buttons all the time, but movement is still pain during a battle. Honestly think having to use the L and R Triggers to Strafe your characters from left and right to avoid attacks would have been a better option best suited for this game to avoid taking heavy blows that eventually turn you over to a Game Over screen in an instance.
Less said than done, honestly think better planned-out DLC would have made things look better for this game’s initial release than to split downloadable codes onto different websites such as the Omega Battle given Amazon. Also the choice to choose between Accessories with only being limited to 100 (after leveling up some more between both Serah and Noel) was a flaw. So many accessories found in the game, and I was only able to select about only three limited good ones to balance out my character’s stats with my obtained Monsters.
Also, just curious. Months back when I checked this page out, didn’t it showed more downloadable codes, but then comes to where the Genji Bow and Costume was all they had up? I don’t know if that was pushing it, or if it were a very late change, so yeah just made me think truly that having pre-ordered Gamestop’s Edition of the Collector's at full price was a but big mistake now on my part now that the price looks to have been cut now. Not to mention the downloadable content given which didn’t help, which quite frankly, I could’ve switched out for Mass Effect 3 if I had known earlier of this games lack on DLC. Still, comes with a four disc Soundtrack, nicely packaged and comes with an Artbook. Can’t complain much. Just feel ripped off.
For one thing though, Square Enix as the creators who have made this game; have honestly by my opinion have explained their game well enough with using thoughts about “Time & Space;” something that SEGA didn’t do well enough with Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) for the Xbox 360 & Playstation 3. The only thing that still troubles me is how: “changing the future can change the past,” if I remember correctly was the other way around?
Just a rant about the costume selections though, I honestly didn’t like for one thing how this game gives you a moment to play as Serah stuck playing through a dream world of New Bodhum to choose between staying with the fake Lightning (nearest to the end of the game), but the fact tp where she immediately switches to her School Girl Outfit, which apparently didn’t seem reasonable to why you couldn’t select it before and after throughout the game if it were only seen there. Should’ve been given as a free selectable outfit after this part in the game was finished with, and of course.
But still as said than done, I’m not stopping anyone to getting the game. If you want to get it, it’s good. If you’ve pre-ordered it from Gamestop, well, then yeah. Same thing I’ve done, and I admit, it was a stupid decision due to the lack of content.
I loved Final Fantasy XIII-2...it was much better than Final Fantasy XIII because it created a better environment of game play than I had on its prequel. Final Fantasy XIII nonetheless was epic as well, and I didn't get why so many people hated it...I just kept believing it's because of how "tough" it was for them, and couldn't appreciate how Square Enix made such a great game. I just beat Final Fantasy XIII-2 twice, and had all 160 fragments...so that's to say it's not hard, sure it takes good thinking, but not hard; I still couldn't put the controller down even after I beat it the second time, because of how appealing it is to me...no matter what, I always find something new among all that one can find out about the game, and not to mention the achievements were incredibly easy to get, so even though many people will say against to what I've said, don't say it until you at least tried it out, I will say this...it's amazing.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Coming from final fantasy XII, i loved the story line and the entire battle system, so it was kind of weird when i started to play XIII. I wish they would ave kept the open world going for the series that right there was a huge factor in why i bought it, but the battle system they used won me over the most. Im not saying XIII was horrible just the change wasn't really in the best interest of the customers, many people ave said bring the open world back, so im not alone in tat. But i ave alrdy preordered this game so hopefully its a good as the first one
I think that it would be the most awesome Final Fantasy ever made and RPG games with leveling up is awesome.
Not Skyrim By Any Means.
I went out the very first day Final Fantasy 13 was avalible. Thought it was going to be the next generations answer to Final Fantasy 7. Boy, was I disappointed. Everything that made FF 7 great was cut from 13. It still has beautiful graphics and cool characters, but falls short on every other aspect. I hate the battle system. And the bosses were incredibly rediculous to beat with over a million or more hit points. Give me the "Masterpiece" of Skyrim any day over this new gen of FF. It was pretty cool how the Summons changed into vehicles, but not true to FF. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a redux of XIII, Square/Enix are just trying to save themselves from the shame of XIII.
With Skyrim and Amalur due out soon they don't have a chance.
I loved Final Fantasy XIII I don't see why everyone else hated it; they must've been too slow to follow the story and appreciate the game for what it was, not a Call of Duty game. With that said, I have been waiting for this game since I first caught wind of it being in development since last year; I admit I was a little skeptical when I heard they changed the ending to XIII but that was laid to rest when I discovered it was due to a time paradox. From the demo alone I can tell the game will be an improvement over XIII, I am a little mad about japan getting XIII-2 1 month and 16 days before we do; Square better have some awesome DLC for NA consumers for this unnecessary wait. This will definitely be a day one for me so hello alternate costume and Genji Bow. So in closing, Final Fantasy XIII was an amazing game and Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be amazing also so go pick it up. On a side note, I love how everyone whined about being restricted to going to villages, being forced to sleep in inns, and losing all of their HP right before a big boss fight and when Square tries to please everyone they turn around and complain about that too, I already know everyone will complain about it again when this is released; One more thing what is this Final Fantasy VII remake everyone is talking about? I distinctly remember Square saying they will never remake VII because it will never live up to the original.
I hope the game fixes a lot things that were in the previous game, i want it to be more side quests and rpg style. Rather how it was in the previous one where all you had to do is follow one line and the side quest were basically just grinding.
OMG Gonna Cry
i can not wait for this game im going to cry when they hand me my precious collectors edition ff13 made me cry . The story was wonderful and it made me feel like i was with them struggleing with the characters <3
The game itself reminded me a lot of FFX, the fact that it wasn't an open world, greatly disappointed me, the restrictions in which where you could travel, wasn't well thought out. I rather enjoy visiting villages/towns, buying weapons from merchants, and wasting my money sleeping at inns. Them taking that away in this game bugged me greatly. What SE needs to stop doing, is focusing on sequels so much, and finish Final Fantasy XIII- Versus. And finish remaking Final Fantasy VII.