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GF Rating
6.5

536 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

It's just so bad.

posted by Bonals2 (LOUISVILLE, KY) Feb 22, 2014

Member since Dec 2012

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

In a series that seems to pride itself on nonsense, this one takes the taco. I just can't find anything redeeming about it at all. Just truly totally awful. This is the first final fantasy game that I will be unable to complete.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Back to Basics! Not overdone just right!

posted by Joshh (GARLAND, TX) Feb 19, 2014

Member since Feb 2014

2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

This game is just one you do not want to stop playing. Great story and gameplay is not over dramatic. Some might say to simple but that is what i like . It has quests,loot,side quests, ect. I finished the game in about 30 hours on easy. Only 2 things i found a little irritating is the game is short(but that is part of the story really) and random battles seem to often(but u can run away from them) This game is a solid A to me sit down and escape to another world.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

It's not the future of Final Fantasy, but...

posted by Ahiam94 (COTTAGE GROVE, OR) Feb 17, 2014

Member since Dec 2013

2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

This game isnt' exactly the "future of Final Fantasy". It's not a revolutionary experience that will leave you breathless, but that doesn't stop it from being insanely fun. The gameplay to this game is easily the most fast paced eventful style any Final Fantasy has ever seen. And it never stops being fun.

Whenever I turned this game on, I could never seem to play for less than four hours at a time. While sticking to FFXIII's traditional Paradigm system, it goes about it in a completely different way. It's simple to pick up, but takes a lot of practice to truly understand and master. It's what you could ever want with a game.

Story is great. Very intense way to close the amazing saga that XIII has been so far. I've always loved the world of XIII because of it's depth and realism, and this game just makes the world that much more detailed.

Messing around with costumes and seeing they're different effects was great fun, and a crazy amount of side quests make this game take a while to beat.

Although, there are a few issues I had with this game. Some of the side quests were a little boring. And at other times, side quests that started off interesting enough drug on too long, but that wasn't really too big of a problem.

The voice acting is top notch, yet again. With actors like Troy Baker on your game you can never go wrong. The music is beautiful as always. One of my most favorite things about all three XIII games has been the music, and I was really happy to see that they didn't hold back for the finale.

Overall, if you enjoyed the other two games, you'll surley love this game as well. And, if you didn't care for the other two games, you will probably find somehting to enjoy with this great experience.

I would highly recommend this game to any RPG lover! You will not be disappointed!

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