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Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Standard Edition (PS3)
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a high quality game, with exceptional contents which exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect; namely, a brand-new story which stems from the previous title as well as a battle system which has evolved further since XIII - and more.
From the release of the first Final Fantasy in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry's most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world.
She spent years fighting her destiny. With courage in her heart, she faced the false gods who ruled over people for centuries.
Her unfaltering determination changed the world. The gods were vanquished, their plans to massacre the human race destroyed. As Cocoon fell, a single pillar formed, connecting the ravaged world to the one below-Pulse, the underworld. It was the beginning of a new era.
However, she was nowhere to be found. Everyone was convinced she was gone-with the exception of her sister, Serah Farron.
Three years later - a single meteorite falls from the sky. As spatial distortions are created, bloodthirsty monsters appear, threatening the peaceful existence of the townspeople.
In the midst of this chaos, Serah is rescued by a young man by the name of Noel. A hunter from the future, he appears in front of her with a message.
"Come with me across the boundaries of time," he says. "Your sister is waiting."
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FF13-2 however is different, the story is related but not too much that it couldn't be a standalone game. There is a fair bit of explaining what happened in the previous game, this all happens via cutscenes however there is a nifty beginners primer option that explains the events of the previous game in chapters (not really needed but definitely appreciated).
Battle mechanics are almost the same excepting the addition of monsters (which is a really cool addition). I don't feel the game completely makes up for the shortcomings of FF13 but it certainly goes a long way. The paradigm system is the primary battle focus again, basically switching between different roles to accommodate the current situation in a fight (taking massive damage? You switch to a more protection/healing type paradigm, that sort of thing). The paradigms can be customized to make them more effective however the level of customization is fairly limited in options.
Unlike most FF games you will only ever have 2 party members the third party member being filled by a monster of your choosing that you have captured in a battle. To my knowledge you can tame almost anything you fight (excluding the obvious such a bosses and the like) after you defeat the foe there is a chance for you to turn it into a crystal and by doing so capture it so that it can fight along side you. Different monsters have different roles they can fill in your party, for example some are medics and heal you whereas some are commandos and will mainly focus on doing big damage for you. You can also infuse monsters together and by doing so give one monster the passive abilities of another, allowing the creation of a hybrid mega monster.
Leveling up is rather dull, you essentially pick whatever role you'd like to level up (Medic, Commando, Ravager etc) and spent your current points (gained all sorts of ways, mainly from battling monsters) on that role. It is rather dull. You can also level up your Pets statistics with certain items gained as loot.
The story in the game i have found to be quite engaging, whilst Noel isn't exactly the most gripping charterer i have ever played he does ok as the main protagonist. Serah is an ok character too, really i found the main characters distinctly average. The antagonist Caius however i thought was really cool, not only visually but he definitely felt like formidable bad guy. The story is about Serah finding her sister Lightining again by using gates to jump through time. Lots of time travel to the same location in different periods.
The bad thing i found about this game was that i felt like i was watching more than playing, I really felt that there was way too many cut scenes. Then one cutscene would lead into another cutscene and i would just get frustrated. I enjoy cutscenes but excepting rare occasions there should be big gaps between game play and cutscenes.
Apart from that i didn't enjoy the autobattle system (the computer selects the optimal abilities for you, you worry about the paradigms). Now i know that you don't have to use it but quite simply there isn't enough time to manually input abilities and worry about paradigms, in FF12 when selecting the abilities tab the fight would pause and you could think about what was the optimal move to use.
Quick time events were done well in this, the fact i can bash all buttons and still win actually made me happy because i cant stand press a button or die QTEs. I just put massive effort into killing a boss and now i die because i can't press X fast enough? Kills immersion, not epic in any way. In this game that doesn't happen because you can press all buttons and not fail.
All in all you should buy this game, i tried to be fair with my review but for £12 well worth the money I'm 18 hours in and am still having a blast.