FF13 help, or this is going in the garbage for the second time.

#1 Posted by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

I played FF13 when it first came out, until Chapter 11. Got to  Hecatoncheir and got uber frusterated and quit. I started playing from the begininning again and was havimg fun with it again, until... Hecatoncheir ! Just can't seem to get his guage full before that damn doom counter kills me. Just having Vanille and Fang doesnèt help either. Any available faqs arnt helping, im spamming Saboture but nada. Any help would save FF13 from the garbage.

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Blaster Blaster Blaster

Blaster Attacker Blaster
Blaster Attacker Attacker

Switch between those and rush.
#3 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -

Hecatoncheir's gauge goes up fast if you hit him with status effects like Poison repeatedly.  Have Vanille spam status effect spells on him like crazy while Fang is in Sentinel mode.  Switch paradigms quickly if you need to heal, then switch back and keep nailing him with status effects.

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#4 Posted by JJGIANT (755 posts) -

Fuck that game, Fuck that....game!!
#5 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Just... just put it back in the trash.

#6 Posted by htr10 (330 posts) -

seriously dude, throw it in the garbage next to FFVIII and any other FF games that you keep having to replay because of frustrating parts.  life is just too short.
#7 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

Oh god, this game frustrated the fuck out of me, i thought the story was quite endearing, but the difficulty in some of the later boss battles is just stupid


Its like half the game is to easy and the other is to hard :/
#8 Posted by TepiDDeatH (70 posts) -

Its like every so often, SquareEnix but something frusterating in there just so they could say our game doesnt suck, you suck.

#9 Posted by lokey013 (109 posts) -

Status attacks are definitely your friend...but keep at it...you're almost done!!! DONE I SAY!!!

#10 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

FF13 isn't hard, I beat that game before 2010 started, beat it in about a week and half.  

All you do is go:

Enchanter Enchanter Attacker

Blaster Enchanter Attacker
Healer Healer Attacker
Jammer Blaster Attacker
Blaster Attacker Attacker
Blaster Blaster Blaster

Once you use those and mix them around the game is easy as fuck.  
#11 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" FF13 isn't hard, I beat that game before 2010 started, beat it in about a week and half.  

All you do is go:

Enchanter Enchanter Attacker

Blaster Enchanter Attacker
Healer Healer Attacker
Jammer Blaster Attacker
Blaster Attacker Attacker
Blaster Blaster Blaster

Once you use those and mix them around the game is easy as fuck.  
"
Good trolling. Or maybe you don't realize that Hecatoncheir is one of the special summon fights.

They can take a few tries, but all I had to do was to copy his name into Youtube and a foolproof strategy popped up - just a tip.
#12 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Grissefar: Uh?  It's already proven on the site I had that game from day one in Japan, and I beat it real quick.  None of the summon fights were hard for me, only the missions that were post-Titan trials (dunno what they were called in English).  I even beat the final boss on my first try.
#13 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @Grissefar: Uh?  It's already proven on the site I had that game from day one in Japan, and I beat it real quick.  None of the summon fights were hard for me, only the missions that were post-Titan trials (dunno what they were called in English).  I even beat the final boss on my first try. "
So I guess a congratulations is in order. Next time you should try not to confuse the OP as much though.
#14 Posted by xyzygy (9895 posts) -

I don't really see how this is a problem... Hechaton is Vanille's Eidolon and Vanille's main role is a Saboteur so I thought it was quite obvious to pound him with status effects to get that gauge up.


@KaosAngel: Try explaining the roles in their English terms maybe he'll understand a bit better :P
#15 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

Was it that hard?


I don't remember being that hard...

I'm just stuck because I always stall at the last bits in any RPG because I don't like it to end. I should just finish it. Eventually.
#16 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @Grissefar: Uh?  It's already proven on the site I had that game from day one in Japan, and I beat it real quick.  None of the summon fights were hard for me, only the missions that were post-Titan trials (dunno what they were called in English).  I even beat the final boss on my first try. "
You fanboyishly gushed about the game for months on end leading up to the release, and then fanboyishly bashed it in equal measure afterward.  Your opinion on FFXIII is so ridiculously cartoonish that there's no point in discussing the game with you.
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#17 Posted by tunaburn (1886 posts) -

i absolutely love that game. i was sad when i beat it. i want another one!

#18 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -
@tunaburn said:
" i absolutely love that game. i was sad when i beat it. i want another one! "
I really enjoyed it, too.  I thought it was more or less FFX with a more active combat system; a concept I had no trouble getting behind.
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#19 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Hailinel: Doesn't matter, I finished it within less than two weeks and before 2010 started.  I got almost all the trophies too, aside from the crazier ones with 100% completion with the weapon creations.  The same will happen with FFXIII-2 and Versus XIII, i'll pick it up from Japan or have a friend ship it to me as a gift.

The fact that I did it is something very few people on the site can even state.  My trophies even back it up.
#20 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @tunaburn said:
" i absolutely love that game. i was sad when i beat it. i want another one! "
I really enjoyed it, too.  I thought it was more or less FFX with a more active combat system; a concept I had no trouble getting behind. "
I always get so happy when I see other people saying that they enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII. When reading various forum posts about the game it often seems like I'm the only one who really did love that game, despite its flaws.
#21 Posted by Hailinel (23905 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @Hailinel: Doesn't matter, I finished it within less than two weeks and before 2010 started.  I got almost all the trophies too, aside from the crazier ones with 100% completion with the weapon creations.  The same will happen with FFXIII-2 and Versus XIII, i'll pick it up from Japan or have a friend ship it to me as a gift.The fact that I did it is something very few people on the site can even state.  My trophies even back it up. "
I don't care how many hours it took you to beat the game or how many trophies you have.  Your ability to discuss the game in even semi-intelligent terms is suspect to a ludicrous degree.
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#22 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @Hailinel: Doesn't matter, I finished it within less than two weeks and before 2010 started.  I got almost all the trophies too, aside from the crazier ones with 100% completion with the weapon creations.  The same will happen with FFXIII-2 and Versus XIII, i'll pick it up from Japan or have a friend ship it to me as a gift.The fact that I did it is something very few people on the site can even state.  My trophies even back it up. "

#23 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@blueduck: ...level 24 Virgin and I'll take the sign and use it as my avatar.  No lie.
#24 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @blueduck: ...level 24 Virgin and I'll take the sign and use it as my avatar.  No lie. "
I'm a bit confused about something here so maybe you could clarfy: When did you play it and how long did it take you?
#25 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -
@tunaburn said:
" i absolutely love that game. i was sad when i beat it. i want another one! "
Agree. I have also fallen in love with the soundtrack, its amazing! :)
#26 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

Play with yo dick instead.

#27 Posted by Nick (654 posts) -

I'm playing through this right now, first Final Fantasy I've played since FF6. Seems pretty good, I like it.
#28 Posted by PK_Koopa (583 posts) -

That's Vanille's summon right? I Kept Fang on Sentinel while he attacked, then went all out on him everytime he stopped. Use debuffs on him and heal when you need to. It's a pretty simple fight, just make sure Fang keeps his attention. I didn't bother making Fang a saboteur for that fight, I just made her a Sentinel/Commando depending on if he was attacking/using looming wrath. Just don't waste any time and you should be set.

Also I'm part of the people who enjoyed FFXIII as well. I understand what people hate about it, but it's not enough to distract me from my overall enjoyment.

#29 Posted by Dooops (227 posts) -


*takes out his cane* I am thinking this game my be for people that have been gaming a long time.  A hard game nowadays is not hard. Go play some old original NES game. Hell we used to play broken games.

 

Anyhow, yes there are some mobs that are really hard UNTIL you find the easy/effective way of beating it. Don't just give up if it is hard, read up on how to beat the boss and then enjoy the rest of the game. You might have to get out of your comfort zone and use a different strategy than the COM+RAV+RAV, then RAV+RAV+RAV ... stagger ... celebrate!

#30 Edited by jaycrockett (429 posts) -

I had to put down this game for a few weeks at the final boss, because I refused to change out my party composition.  I had spent all my time and money progressing three of the characters and I was damned if I was going to switch them out for crappy Vanille.  Eventually I cooled down and switched Snow out for Vanille and blew out the boss the first try.
I think it only took two tries for Vanille's summon, but I believe that was one of the cases I leveled up for a while to make it easier.  There is a section where those clockwork dudes are that is really easy to grind up in.

I think FFXIII may be the most extreme combination of excellence and shitty shitty crap that I have ever experienced in the same game.

#31 Posted by Marcsman (3120 posts) -

A trashpicker eh?
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