Final Fantasy XIII, A game that haunts me.

Posted by KingPossum (236 posts) -

I put this game down at about 22 hours playtime a few months back and didn't think too much of it at the time. 
 
Now it seems that even though I put this game near the bottom of a full Gamefly queue, it was on the top of my list of games I'll be receiving in the next couple days. 
Normally this isn't that big a deal if I get a game sent to me that I don't care much for. I'd just send it right back and hope I get a really good or newer game to try.  
 
That's how I received and beat Castlevania: Lords of Shadow last week.  (Great story, good combat mechanics, really could have used camera control mapped to right stick which ends up being rarely used in game, especially after I had just come off finishing Bayonetta
 
But it's different with this one, I haven't put down a game after investing this much time before (let alone an RPG) and this one was the first that I honestly gave up on without feel much remorse. It went back into it's envelope and I send it back without thinking too much about it and the achievements I missed out on.
 
So now it's coming back to me like a curse, somehow it ended up back on my list and overtook many other games I have been eagerly awaiting to play. Even though I have Dead Rising 2 sitting on my table waiting to be played, this challenge is on it's way to my mailbox and I decided I'm going to give it one more chance. 
I can't promise I'll finish it quickly but I'll damn well try and get it done before October is through. I'm a bit worried that I'll have to relearn the combat system but I'm guessing a few long levels of grinding party battles should remedy that. 
 
A few more achievements and being able to step away from the game for this long might end up making it a better experience. 

#1 Posted by KingPossum (236 posts) -

I put this game down at about 22 hours playtime a few months back and didn't think too much of it at the time. 
 
Now it seems that even though I put this game near the bottom of a full Gamefly queue, it was on the top of my list of games I'll be receiving in the next couple days. 
Normally this isn't that big a deal if I get a game sent to me that I don't care much for. I'd just send it right back and hope I get a really good or newer game to try.  
 
That's how I received and beat Castlevania: Lords of Shadow last week.  (Great story, good combat mechanics, really could have used camera control mapped to right stick which ends up being rarely used in game, especially after I had just come off finishing Bayonetta
 
But it's different with this one, I haven't put down a game after investing this much time before (let alone an RPG) and this one was the first that I honestly gave up on without feel much remorse. It went back into it's envelope and I send it back without thinking too much about it and the achievements I missed out on.
 
So now it's coming back to me like a curse, somehow it ended up back on my list and overtook many other games I have been eagerly awaiting to play. Even though I have Dead Rising 2 sitting on my table waiting to be played, this challenge is on it's way to my mailbox and I decided I'm going to give it one more chance. 
I can't promise I'll finish it quickly but I'll damn well try and get it done before October is through. I'm a bit worried that I'll have to relearn the combat system but I'm guessing a few long levels of grinding party battles should remedy that. 
 
A few more achievements and being able to step away from the game for this long might end up making it a better experience. 

#2 Posted by CharleyTony (923 posts) -

Don't feel too bad about this, I bought  FF13 and I played a couple of hours (I'm currently at the huge field where you start getting hunting missions) and I completely stopped playing it. It still baffles me, as I am a huge FF fan, that I haven't been enjoying this game. 
Just to think how this game is perceived now that it has been out for a couple of months makes be wonder what Square Enix was thinking when making it.  
 
I really miss the "Honoribu Sakaguchi" FF games...

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