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GF Rating
6.5

507 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

A Disgrace to the Final Fantasy Franchise!

posted by Thru2much (MANITOWOC, WI) Apr 2, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

If anyone is thinking about playing the new Final Fantasy XIII:Lightning's Return, I'm letting you know right now, it's NOTHING like any other Final Fantasy game. The closest would be X-2, as far as no real storyline, just quest after quest after quest. Which would be fine if you had an unlimited amount of time to get everything done, but you don't. Everything in the entire game needs to be done in a 6 day period (game time) and 1 day of game time only equals about an hour of real time. They give you an ability to stop time, but it only stops it for 3 minutes and then starts up again and you can only do this 5 times. Battles are completely random and usually pop up at the worst possible time and they mean nothing! No exp, no leveling up, just collecting items and getting your butt handed to you over and over again while doing it. If you don't make it to the end by day 6 you get a game over screen and have to start over from the very beginning of the game! All in all, even if you're a hardcore Final Fantasy fan like I am, I do not recommend this game at all! It's one good quality is that the graphics are absolutely amazing, especially if you have a 3D TV, but unfortunately graphics do not make a game, they just make it better. It won't stand on graphics alone.

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1

Horrible

Worst Final Fantasy since the beginning!!!

posted by Astronskas (AUBURNDALE, FL) Mar 29, 2014

Member since Sep 2008

I have played every FF game since the original and this is by far the worst in the series. The game is nothing more than a few side missions and a story that seemed hastily pieced together. I didn't even finish playing the game before I sent it back. If you are looking for a long in depth FF game steer clear of this one.

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Horrible

Embarrassing.

posted by GatorxDontxPlay (ELMHURST, NY) Mar 26, 2014

Member since Jun 2011

An embarrassing representation of what the Final Fantasy franchise once was. Disgraceful.

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