Don't get me wrong, this isn't a terrible game by any standard. But when you hear the name "Final Fantasy" you expect an elite game that will put any other RPGs to shame. This game just doesn't do that. It's a big improvement from the AWFUL FF13. You actually have to ability to roam around a little bit, and there is a level up system in the game. The graphics are amazing but I'd much rather play a game that spends more time on gameplay and story versus how good the game looks. In short if you're into games that are all about graphics then by all means play this, but you're more into character development and storyline then rent this first before you go out and buy it. Maybe after the bad sales of this they'll finally remake FF7...... wouldn't hold my breath though.
posted by DrakesInception (LANCASTER, CA) Feb 3, 2012
Member since Mar 2011
gamers (52%) found this review helpful
I've already played a significantly better time traveling game that has an ACTUAL story, an amazing soundtrack and some of the best characters ever in an RPG, and that game is...Chrono Trigger. FFXIII-2 gets 1 point for their CG cutscenes, 1 point for the strictly ok battle system, and 1 point for the ok non rap, non metal, non j-pop music. I've played FF1, FF2, FF4, FF6, FF7, FF8, FF9, FF10, FF10-2, FF12, FF13 and FF13-2. The truth is, FFXIII-2 is the worst Final Fantasy game ever created, with FFX-2 coming in 2nd. I wouldn't bother renting this. If you want to play a real game, rent Mass Effect 3 or KoA: Reckoning. As I finish typing this, I'm getting ready to drop FFXIII-2 off at the post office. I just want to say thank you to Gamefly for saving some $$ for me <3.
If you are into anime you will love this game, because that is all this game is a long anime video that tells you to hit a button or 2 every few minutes. IF you like games where you actually control the Battles in the game and not just spam the X button over an over dont get this game, the fight scenes in this game are so bad all you have to do is select 1 thing and it does all your attacks for you. There is no Strategy other then useing a healing spell when ur health starts to get low, well that and praying your preset attacks do more dammage then whatever your fighting. I had more fun playing FF7 for PS1 then i ever will with this stupid game. Dont waste your time with it