posted by JakeAStrife (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Apr 29, 2013
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This game was way better than FFXIII part 1.
The battle system was relatively the same, except for the third party member is switchable and you're stuck with the regular first two. (Kind of Final Fantasy meets Poke'mon)
Now besides the hideous pants that Noel wears, the character design was great. I haven't checked out the DLC costumes because I'm not paying 2.99 just to see a different look.
Anyway the story was nice. I love the ending, and it makes me wish FXIII-3 Lightning Returns would be out sooner.
As far as Trophies go it took me roughly 65 hours or so to get the platinum. They are all relatively easy to get and not one takes more than an hour after you play through the entire story.
Overall... great game.
I have played and beaten most of the Final Fantasy games in the core series ( excluding the MMOs and the various spin-offs for portable systems ).
While I have felt for a long time that Square Enix has been losing its touch - I did enjoy FF13. When Lightning was put on the cover of FF13-2 I figured it would be a decent game since I liked Lighning as a character.
I was wrong. This game is not worthy of the title it bears. Lightning isn't even a playable character ( stupid to put her on the cover then ).
I also hated the way that pets were used in combat - I wanted to play a Final Fantasy game, not some weird Pokemon wanna-be.
Furthermore, all of the time jumping made the game feel very disjointed and hampered the story ( given, many games that utilize time travel fall into that trap ).
I would not recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of the real series.
i was hesitant to play with the low ratings and high availability and all. but this game was very interesting. I loved the new innovative look of final fantasy and its complex time sequence appeal. It was very interesting, and surprised me. i didn't expect this in the ff series, but i'm glad i played it and can't wait for the sequel.