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Final Fantasy XIII

by Square Enix
 Ages 12 and Over
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • A New Fantasy Begins: Embark on an adventure beyond your wildest dreams – packed with breathtaking environments to explore, unique allies to befriend, and awe-inspiring enemies to conquer.
  • An Audio-Visual Benchmark: Harnessing the power of The Crystal Tools graphics engine, FINAL FANTASY XIII pushes the boundaries of high-definition cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • A Unity of Speed and Strategy: The familiar Active Time Battle system has evolved, granting players the freedom to execute numerous commands in a single turn in real-time. Now players can enjoy all the strategy and flexibility of a turn-based system, along with the visceral thrill of an action game.
  • Turn the Tide of Battle with Paradigms: A brand-new game mechanic known as the Paradigm System enables players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle. By switching between a variety of roles – including Commando and Medic – players can respond instantly to the needs of an ever-changing battlefield, adapting their strategy to ensure victory.
  • Unleash Devastation with Enhanced Summoning: Introducing Gestalt Mode: an exhilarating take on FINAL FANTASY’s trademark summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, the player uses simple button commands to unleash the combined might of the characters and their transformed Eidolons, inflicting massive damage to any who stand in their way.
  • Lose Yourself in the Drama: An immersive storyline draws the player ever closer to a cast of intriguing characters. Will they have the strength to face their fate, or are they doomed to destroy everything they love?
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B000FN5EYE
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 13.5 x 1.4 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 9 Mar 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 577 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 | Edition: Standard Edition

Manufacturer's Description

A tale of souls from a futuristic civilization illuminated by the Light of the Crystal, the newest addition to the Final Fantasy series is worthy of the title "next generation." Developed by Square Enix, the eagerly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII features the latest in cutting-edge technology and provides tangible, intuitive controls while delivering seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and stunning in-game cinematics.

Take Part in a Gaming Experience that Sets New Standards – The first in the series developed for a simultaneous release on multiple high-definition consoles, FINAL FANTASY XIII pushes new boundaries in cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.; Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge. Whether inputting singular commands in each slot for consecutive attacks, or expending multiple slots at once to activate a devastating blow, it’s up to the players to respond effectively to the battle conditions at hand.; Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms. Consisting of various combinations of the game's six roles, ranging from Commando, the offensive specialist, to Medic, the quintessential healer, paradigms allow players to respond and adapt instantly to any given situation to turn the tide and seize victory.; Witness the Battle Scene Transform with an All-New Summon System – Introducing Gestalt Mode, a powerful dimension of the summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.; Delve into an Emotional Experience – An immersive storyline connects players to an intriguing cast of characters. Will they have the strength to confront their cursed fates, or will destiny prevail over all that they believe in?

From the creative minds behind FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY X comes the latest installment in the critically acclaimed series. As FINAL FANTASY VII was for PlayStation, and FINAL FANTASY X for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY XIII will be the first numbered FINAL FANTASY title for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360, and will look to once again reestablish the series as the RPG brand. Players will follow Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal'Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other. Will they find the strength within themselves to break free of their curse and determine their own fates, or will they succumb to this higher power? With a story that is sure to connect with players' hearts, diverse new characters from world-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and exciting new gameplay features centered around an evolved Active Time Battle system, FINAL FANTASY XIII will be the pinnacle in gaming experiences.


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FINAL FANTASY XIII
Developed for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360, FINAL FANTASY XIII features the series’ most impressive graphical presentation.
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Summons are stronger than ever before, now with the action-oriented Gestalt Mode.
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The evolved Active Time Battle system presents players with countless methods of putting enemies away.
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Story
Cocoon - a utopia in the sky. Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.
Under the Sanctum's rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal'Cie, and believed that tranquil days would
continue forever.
Their tranquility was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal'Cie.
The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse - the feared and detested lowerworld - awoke from its slumber,
peace on Cocoon came to an end.
Fal'Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
They become l'Cie - chosen of the fal'Cie.
Those branded with the mark of a l'Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their Focus or facing a fate
harsher than death itself.
A prayer for redemption.
A wish to protect the world.
A promise to challenge destiny.
After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.

Features

  • Take Part in a Gaming Experience that Sets New Standards – The first in the series developed for a simultaneous release on multiple high-definition consoles, FINAL FANTASY XIII pushes new boundaries in cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge. Whether inputting singular commands in each slot for consecutive attacks, or expending multiple slots at once to activate a devastating blow, it’s up to the players to respond effectively to the battle conditions at hand.
  • Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms. Consisting of various combinations of the game’s six roles, ranging from Commando, the offensive specialist, to Medic, the quintessential healer, paradigms allow players to respond and adapt instantly to any given situation to turn the tide and seize victory.
  • Witness the Battle Scene Transform with an All-New Summon System – Introducing Gestalt Mode, a powerful dimension of the summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
  • Delve into an Emotional Experience – An immersive storyline connects players to an intriguing cast of characters. Will they have the strength to confront their cursed fates, or will destiny prevail over all that they believe in?

Product Description

Introducing unique worlds, memorable characters and extraordinary stories with every new instalment, the Final Fantasy series has continuously reinvented itself over the last two decades, shipping over 85 million copies worldwide in the process. The series is defined by constant evolution, with each release delivering nothing less than the finest creative vision, graphical quality and gameplay system of its generation. Needless to say, Final Fantasy XIII is no exception.

In Final Fantasy XIII, players will embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the floating cityworld of Cocoon and the savage lowerworld of Pulse, encountering a diverse band of would-be allies along the way. With seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and in-game cinematics, and an evolved Active Time Battle system offering a perfect harmony of spectacular action and strategy, this is an adventure unlike any other. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?

  • A New Fantasy Begins: Embark on an adventure beyond your wildest dreams - packed with breathtaking environments to explore, unique allies to befriend, and awe-inspiring enemies to conquer.
  • An Audio-Visual Benchmark: Harnessing the power of The Crystal Tools graphics engine, Final Fantasy XIII pushes the boundaries of high-definition cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • A Unity of Speed and Strategy: The familiar Active Time Battle system has evolved, granting players the freedom to execute numerous commands in a single turn in real-time. Now players can enjoy all the strategy and flexibility of a turn-based system, along with the visceral thrill of an action game.
  • Turn the Tide of Battle with Paradigms: A brand-new game mechanic known as the Paradigm System enables players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle. By switching between a variety of r

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I miss Squaresoft 2 July 2010
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I know I shouldnt review a game that I havnt completed but to be honest I dont know how long this is going to take to complete, I can only play it for an hour a time before getting bored and turning it off and thats coming from someone that has sat and played FF 7,8,9 and 10 and lost weeks, probably months doing so, traveling the world exploring, finding secret weapons, doing optional missions, customising your characters and so on and so on. I had pre ordered this along with a few friends (who also havnt completed it) and got it on release day, 3 months later and im only 40 hours through which says a lot I think, Iv been waiting for the world to open up and to be left free but its just not going to happen, I can feel it, more corridors and cutscenes with endless X and L1 fights of creatures you saw 20 hours ago but now there a different colour and a bit stronger, you can select the moves yourself but dont expect the enemy to wait for you to issue 5 commands and even when you do this the chances are the auto battle would have been a more effective move let alone much quicker and when stagger is involved which sometimes is the only way to defeat an enemy speed is everything so X and L1 it is again. There are no shops, very few people to talk to (about 10 maybe 15 so far) and they never have anything interesting to say about some enchanted hidden sword in a cave ect, if your lucky they might say "hi, be carefull" and give you a potion or something pointless. So the gameplay is quite literally just battles and when that battle system is poor as it is it generally leaves you feeling rather annoyed. Read more ›
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bland, repetitive game with good presentation 22 July 2010
By ProM
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This 13th episode delivers, right from the start, incredible production values in the form of costume, weapon and vehicle design, well orchestrated musics, and graphically polished cinematics and menus. Simple tutorials introduce the new combat system to the player step by step, making the game easy to learn for the least experienced gamers, and without being an annoyance to the most experienced.

The innovative combat system makes battles much more dynamic and interesting in general : even though it's still turn based, it feels like real time because there is nearly always something going on and characters change formations by themselves during combat. An interesting mechanic called "Paradigms" allow you to change your character's role during a combat, which you will find yourself doing a lot for more efficiency. This, coupled with the new "chain" system, which encourages you to focus on one enemy at a time with the right types of attacks, makes battles that are fun to figure out, play and watch. You can also customize each character by upgrading any of their 6 available roles (healer, guardian, physical attacker, magical attacker, enhancer, crippler).

Good, but what about the story, the narration, the feel and atmosphere of the game, which is the most important element of a role playing / adventure game that Final Fantasy games are ?
Unfortunately, this game is a real failure in this department. Right from the start, cut scenes feel like they're out from a bad action/drama movie, using and reusing the most ridiculous clichés. Most of the characters lack an interesting personality, background and motive for their actions. The English voice acting is insufficient, and the dialogs dumb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful 9 Sep 2013
By LA
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I didn't really like the story in XII but at least it had a fun battle system. This game however was the worst final fantasy game I have ever played bar none...and I've played them all! Really boring, pointless, linear, no control over other character actions during combat, confusing/no story line, vast vast open spaces that are really annoying to run across as it takes FOREVER and you have to run across them several times! I didn't care about the characters the way I did in other final fantasies, Lightning is just annoying as is cheesey Snow. The graphics are amazing but that makes no difference to how you enjoy it. I found it such a challange to keep going but I always finish games so I did... and the ending was awful! Don't but this game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Disapointment 15 Jan 2013
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
An awful game, where Square Enix forgot what makes an RPG. Linear, appalling battle system, unappealing characters. The soul of the game, beautiful effects, with nothing else. Still play 7,8 and 10 and Final Fantasy 13 is a shallow cash in on those illustrious titles. Final Fantasy 13 is the only RPG I have thrown away.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Game? 27 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
The negative reviews of this game are simply down to a mis-labelling of the product's category. This is NOT a game, it is several thousand cut-scenes, with some small interactions in-between. While very pretty to look at it will leave some players completely exasperated. Others will love it. Somewhere along the line Square have blurred the lines between movie and game a little too much. This would have made a good animated movie or a good game but certainly not both.

Anyway, as it HAS been labelled as a game, I am reviewing it as a game and giving it a 2-star as I find it almost unplayable due to the constant interruptions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
Game is good, however some of the animations and speech can be a bit cheesy but story is entertaining. Am mostly playing before playing the sequels to remind myself of story
Published 2 months ago by Ross
1.0 out of 5 stars What happened?
Take everything that made the Final Fantasy Series great and destroy it, This game is horrendous the battle system sucks and there is no exploration it's like being on auto... Read more
Published 2 months ago by ally_uk
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Final Fantasy I ever played
Final Fantasy X gave me a mixed mind some of those mini-games were the worst, though Blitzball was quite awesome. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Youjutsusha
4.0 out of 5 stars Back up to standard after a disappointing FF12
Lush scenery as usual but more of the futuristic feel that FF7 had, along with a plot that pulls you in a bit more too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Daz G
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite PS3 RPG..
On par with the quality of FF7.. Immersive story and gamplay. One of my favorite games of the generation! Highly recommended!
Published 3 months ago by Liam
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously?!
Cant comprehend how they could release something so stupid...:| Boring characters, very linear exploration, same with crystarium-you only have to hold X. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hubert
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Fantasy Amazing
This game is next to my collection of every final fantasy game I own and played with an amazing story, with new and exciting gameplay I recommending this to every fan of the final... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Panic
4.0 out of 5 stars Cooooool!
This rpg-game was veeery nice :3 I've never really been into Final Fantasy series but this one was very nice I think :)
Thaaaaaaank youuuu!!
Published 5 months ago by Kafé
4.0 out of 5 stars final fantasy 13
The game arrived very quickly, was well packaged. Have played a lot of f -fantasy games over the years, although the graphics are superb, the turn base battle system has started to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Keith T
1.0 out of 5 stars OMG how is this Final Fantasy??Utterly dissappointing
The worst game EVER!! Having played FF 7,9,10 and 12 this stands out as utterly non-FF. The only thing connecting this to other FFs are the ugliest chocobos I've EVER seen. Read more
Published 6 months ago by PUre Awesome
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