Final Fantasy XIII
Overrated. decent but overrated.
The game itself at first is absolutely incredible with stunning graphics and incredible game mechanisms, is what I thought when i first purchased the game years ago. roughly 2 hours into the game when the characters finally started to get serious in combat i realized, the game is basically auto combat and just switch tactics when necessary. In all honesty i hated the fact that everything would be controlled by the computer but loved that it was in real time, I'm incredibly conflicted over it. Still You have to appreciate the story and character depth(a lot more significant than most other games out there). in any case, ffxiii really didn't live up to my expectations, this being my first FF game, with me hearing about the FF- army following raving about the series i honestly expected more. What's even worse about this game is that it released at the same time as Resonance of fate, which in my opinion is a FAR Better game, yet didnt receive as much popularity as it should've being overshadowed by the massive franchise known as final fantasy.
This game is great but not perfect.I don't recommend it to hardcore rpg gamers.This game is for begginers, great story , great gameplay but the linear aspect might dissapoint previous folowers to the series.The battle system is pretty amazing .GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING.Overrall get it if you find it for 19.99$ worth it.
Amazing, though quirky
Speaking as a long time fan of the FF series, I'd say this game should impress all but the harshest critics. Admittedly, there are a few off-putting features to the game; but nothing that the full experience doesn't make up for, in my opinion. First off, the game MECHANICS. The battle system in this game may is unique in many ways. Firstly, no more MP, so most attacks and status buffs simply require a certain number of action points to pull off, and these points recharge automatically after every turn. You can stack numerous attacks, and attacks of different kinds, together in each turn. Furthermore, you will often have to incorporate several different strategies into each battle - particularly for boss battles - in order to succeed; this is done by switching roles mid-battle. Each character has certain roles they specialize in (such as "ravager", "medic", etc.) and it will be up to you to create, and use, numerous combinations of character roles as necessitated by the enemies you come across. Another point which many FF fans will love, is the fact that you don't have to train all characters separately. All characters reap the same rewards from each and every battle, even if they are not currently in the party. Finally, the difficulty in this game is sufficiently intense: there will be times when you have no chance whatsoever to defeat a certain enemy, and you will have to avoid them, and optionally come back later when your party is much stronger. VISUALLY, the Final Fantasy name speaks for itself, presenting some of the best graphics in any game, ever. The cinematics are state of the art, as usual. Even the real time graphics, in certain places, are astonishingly refined. The characters are well designed, and some of the monsters will have your jaw dropping when you see them. The AUDIO is also outstanding, featuring everything from epic fight songs to jazz pieces to soothing ballads, again, as one would come to expect from the series. The voice work is top notch. The STORYLINE was probably the make-or-break feature of this title, as numerous fans had complained about the thin storyline of FF12. Final Fantasy 13, these fans should be happy to know, has one of the deepest storylines in the history of the franchise. Above and beyond what was necessary, the game features a "datalog" providing numerous entries regarding the backstory and character details. The characters themselves are interesting and have very deep development, unlike some of the FF12 characters, particularly Penelo. One problem with the storyline though, is that for a large portion of the game there is no explicit "main enemy", like Sin in FF10 - just an abstract being or bunch of beings whom you oppose. Now, here is where some of the minor flaws will be discussed. (1) This game can appear slightly blurry on CRT televisions (non-HD). If you don't have an HDTV, but don't want to break the bank, I'd highly recommend investing in a modest 19" LCD TV for a beautiful cinematic experience. Not just for this game, of course. Such an investment will go a long way in giving you the best experience with all console games, for years to come. (2) Linearity - People who expect a GTA style game where you can do whatever, whenever, will be disappointed. Although, I'm not sure what such fans would be doing playing a Final Fantasy title. Many of the environments have more or less straight paths, with the destination always revealed by a star on the map. However, the game opens up quite a bit and the environments become much larger once you get deeper into the storyline. You can also then engage in tonnes of sidequests including the fan favorite: Mark Hunting! (3) Early on, the character progression is also quite linear. But again, customization gradually opens up and, deeper into the game, opens up completely so that characters can begin to develop outside of their specialized roles (your primary medic, for example, can eventually become an attacker if you so choose). Furthe
This game is simply amazing. I never played Final Fantasy before and boy, was I in for a surprise. The game was epic. It had an interesting and very compelling story, one you'll defiantly get lost in from the start. The music was also very good and had the best voice acting for any game Ive ever seen. Although one of the characters gets very annoying in the game pretty fast, do to her high pitched voice. The action and fighting in this game is done very well and gets you sucked in. The battles are very flashy too. The one thing I can never get over is how beautiful the graphics are. Every detail is done to perfection, and every new area you go to will take your breath away. It is an amazing game worth every cent. This game is defiantly a must have for the PS3.