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GF Rating
7.6

2591 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Thank you Gamefly

posted by DrakesInception (LANCASTER, CA) Feb 3, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

12 out of 24 gamers (50%) 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.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Wait For FF13 Versus....Play at Own Risk of Sanity

posted by Gobind05 (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) Feb 7, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I broke down FF13-2 on my enjoyment and what I thought personally. With that being said, this was a pretty bad game...better than X-2 though

The Very Little Good....
-Good music
-Pretty Graphics
-Noel is pretty cool

The BAD!!!!
-The level design is really bad
So when I say that the level design is bad. FF13 was linear and people complained. In FF13-2, it isn't linear in the sense where your not just running in a straight line but there is a ridiculous amount of back-tracking that prolongs the game needlessly. For example, you press something on the east side of the map and then have to run all the way back to the west side just to run all the way back to the east side. It's dumb. Also, what pushed me over the edge for being done with this game is the final level. I won't go into to detail but it is probably one of the worst level designs I've ever played. You can't run a meter without getting a random battle with ridiculously strong monsters on top of it being in a platforming level.
-While the levels aren't linear the story is
The story in this game is extremely dumb down from FF13. Unlike it's predecessor, FF13-2 is too straightforward in the story. The whole story is finding lightning and stopping time paradoxes. That's it. You find out a little about Noel's back story but not in crazy detail.
-The characters aren't memorable
I say this in the sense of THIS game. Yes, you see everyone from the old game but they are extremely minor parts (except hope...kinda). Noel is the only one that you kind of grow an attachment too. Yuel, Caius, and Serah are boring and easily forgotten. Trust me on this.

-The combat system is improved yet....lacking
The pokemon system is cool but there is a huge lacking in variety of combat types you encounter. Also, the synergistic buffs where out way too fast. It's almost useless.

-That the lame story isn't finished....
Yup, another ga

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not bad, but not great

posted by RobL52683 (LYNCHBURG, VA) Feb 3, 2012

Member since Mar 2010

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

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.

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