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Collectors Edition well worth the extra money (IF you're a FF fan),
This review is from: Final Fantasy XIII - Collector's Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
If your a final fantasy fan then the collectors edition is a must, although you don't get that much compared to some other PS3 games that are collectors edition it's still a decent product.
You get two l'Cie brand stickers, some art prints, a proper quality hardback book featuring various artworks and of course a sound selection CD.
The CD consists of 10 tracks:
01 | Prelude to Final Fantasy XIII
02 | Final Fantasy XIII The Promise
03 | Defiers of Fate
04 | Saber's Edge
05 | The Haning Edge
06 | The Vestige
07 | Promised Eternity
08 | Lake Bresha
09 | Eidolons
10 | Blinded by Light (Battle Theme)
Although it would be better with the whole soundtrack, I still really enjoyed the tracks that are on the CD.
Now as for the game, I would of prefered if the artwork on the front cover was a plain background with the symbol like ALL of the other Final Fantasy's are like, but that's just me being picky.
The storyline in my opinion is absaloutely fantastic, I enjoyed every single bit of it; it's serious, funny, can be cheesy at some points and of course emotional. Not to mention the graphics is jaw dropping and will make you speechless, I know Final Fanatsy have always been on top of CGI but seriously, this really does out do any other game graphics wise.
The best thing about this final fantasy is you see the story from ALL different aspects as you switch from character to character, so instead of having one main character they ALL seem as important as each other and ALL have a very important role for the story.
The game is quite linier, but to be honest I didn't care, I got so into the storyline you just don't care that you are going in a straight line while battling enemies.
However from chapter 11 their is a HUGE area which is not linier at all and although you get pointed to the right direction of where to go, this area is SO explorable and there is SO much you can do which I personally really enjoyed.
The battle system is actually rather good, you can either auto-battle where the computer will automatically fill in the gaps for you, or you can manually input your own abilities.
Auto-battle is great for when you know all the weaknesses of the enemy your fighting against as it will input the right attacks for you, but in order to find out your opponants stats is to use as many different attacks you can on them unless you scan them, which you can then go straight into auto-battle.
You don't have MP in this final fantasy and you heal after the fight has finished, instead you have TP (technical points) which are used for certain specialised moves, or to use your summon.
There're many different classes you can switch too:
Commando: Pysical attacks.
Ravager: Magic attacks.
Sentinel: Provoke the enemy to attack you so that other team mates don't take as much damage.
Synergist: Help your team mates by boosting their stats.
Saboteur: Weaken your enemies.
Medic: Heal your allies.
Each role is VERY important so you have to think carefully which ones you want to combine. You can generate a few different combinations and switch them anytime in battle using the Paradigm Shift to change your battle strategy.
Overall in my opinion this game is a must for any final fantasy fan and if your new to RPG's then this game would be a great starter.
(To all new people to Final Fanatsy; ALL FF's have a totally different storyline so no matter what one you pick, you wont be missing any storylines so you can jump straight in).