Thoughts On FF13... so far

Posted by AdamosX2 (42 posts) -

Although Final Fantasy 13 has consumed most of my time lately..

 

God of war 3 did come out today......so i tore myself away from squaresofts latest opus for an hour to channel the rage of kratos.

Keeping with the GOW legacy the game opens with an absolutley incredible Boss-sequence. The hydra in the original was great..and the collossus in GOW2 just set the tone for the entire game....

However nothing could have prepared me for the sheer epic brutality of the Posiedon fight that kicks off GOW3.....i promised myself i would focus my attention back on FF13 after this indulgence...but wow. Im extremley anxious to tear into the rest of the game come this weekend.

Back to final fantasy...

Its funny that alot of people are proclaiming you can "hold X" and just auto attack your way through the early portions of the game. Are we playing the same game ?

 

About 10 hours in and its easily one of the most challenging Final fantasy games to date. The battle system is fully blossoming into an incredibly strategic-fast paced visual assault on the sense....oh and its tough, crazy tough. I am enjoying the satisfaction that surviving some of these battles has provided my gamer soul. Not necessarily what im "used" to from an RPG...but a welcome change of pace.

Also i just cant get over how gorgeous this game is....ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS! Down to every last detail....breathtaking viceral fantasy beauty. I just cant get enough of it.....the visuals go along way to immersing me in the games unique combat style.

I have some interesting thoughts on the pacing as well...but ill save those for fridays podcast.

FF13 has shaped up to be one of the most talked about games in a long time....fridays show should be alot of fun.

 

Hell i even managed to sneak in an hour of pokemon soul silver.....very solid pokemon experience overall, defintley a bells and whistles update to a GBC classic.

#1 Posted by AdamosX2 (42 posts) -

Although Final Fantasy 13 has consumed most of my time lately..

 

God of war 3 did come out today......so i tore myself away from squaresofts latest opus for an hour to channel the rage of kratos.

Keeping with the GOW legacy the game opens with an absolutley incredible Boss-sequence. The hydra in the original was great..and the collossus in GOW2 just set the tone for the entire game....

However nothing could have prepared me for the sheer epic brutality of the Posiedon fight that kicks off GOW3.....i promised myself i would focus my attention back on FF13 after this indulgence...but wow. Im extremley anxious to tear into the rest of the game come this weekend.

Back to final fantasy...

Its funny that alot of people are proclaiming you can "hold X" and just auto attack your way through the early portions of the game. Are we playing the same game ?

 

About 10 hours in and its easily one of the most challenging Final fantasy games to date. The battle system is fully blossoming into an incredibly strategic-fast paced visual assault on the sense....oh and its tough, crazy tough. I am enjoying the satisfaction that surviving some of these battles has provided my gamer soul. Not necessarily what im "used" to from an RPG...but a welcome change of pace.

Also i just cant get over how gorgeous this game is....ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS! Down to every last detail....breathtaking viceral fantasy beauty. I just cant get enough of it.....the visuals go along way to immersing me in the games unique combat style.

I have some interesting thoughts on the pacing as well...but ill save those for fridays podcast.

FF13 has shaped up to be one of the most talked about games in a long time....fridays show should be alot of fun.

 

Hell i even managed to sneak in an hour of pokemon soul silver.....very solid pokemon experience overall, defintley a bells and whistles update to a GBC classic.

#2 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -
@SeniorBonerpants: hoe much have u played?
#3 Posted by xyzygy (9618 posts) -
@DuhQbnSiLo said:
" @SeniorBonerpants: hoe much have u played? "
Don't take him too seriously on this game, he comes into threads and says things like ITS GARBAGE. I HATE THIS GAME. ITS CRAP
#4 Posted by Hailinel (22704 posts) -
@SeniorBonerpants said:
" I found this game rather easy, also it's crap. "
Way to not back your statement up there, champ.
 
And yeah, FFXIII can get pretty tough.  I've had more than a few field enemy encounters that turned into long, drawn-out affairs because of their difficulty.  The game is very lenient when you do wipe since you can restart at the point just before the fatal encounter, but the battles themselves are a real challenge.  I can't imagine anyone getting as far as I have (I'm in the middle of Chapter 11 right now) by just selecting Auto-Battle every time.  I haven't even used that option since maybe two or three hours in.
#5 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @SeniorBonerpants said:
" I found this game rather easy, also it's crap. "
Way to not back your statement up there, champ.  And yeah, FFXIII can get pretty tough.  I've had more than a few field enemy encounters that turned into long, drawn-out affairs because of their difficulty.  The game is very lenient when you do wipe since you can restart at the point just before the fatal encounter, but the battles themselves are a real challenge.  I can't imagine anyone getting as far as I have (I'm in the middle of Chapter 11 right now) by just selecting Auto-Battle every time.  I haven't even used that option since maybe two or three hours in. "
I have to back you up on that one. The enemies can get pretty tough later on. I beat the game and now I'm working on the mark missions. One enemy, Neochu, is one pain in the ass. He has a screech attack that deals more than 10,000 damage. Your best bet is to keep trying to get rid of him with Death, but that only works 2-3% of the time if you have the right equipment. Anyways, one thing I do have to argue is that you can blow through the game with just Auto-Battle. You just have to Paradigm Shift through what roles you need.
#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4969 posts) -
@AdamosX2 said:
" so i tore myself away from squaresofts latest opus"
It's made by Square-Enix. ;)
#7 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

When does the game get more difficult? I just got to chapter 6 and I'm breezing through it.

#8 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

GRAPHX YEA

#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (15606 posts) -

Anyone who says you can just press X and auto battle is either just trying to be a dick, or hasn't gotten far enough into the game to get their ass handed to them.

#10 Posted by pegasuswinks (84 posts) -

I think a lot of the things people are complaining about FFXIII stem from early impressions that just ruined everything else for them. The game's pacing is questionable for sure, but it's absolutely disgusting when people just play 5 hours of the game and say how terrible it is when FFXIII is really a 50+ hour game with so much more to offer.

#11 Edited by AdamosX2 (42 posts) -

pegasuswinks:

    "...it's absolutely disgusting when people just play 5 hours of the game and say how terrible it is when FFXIII is really a 50+ hour game with so much more to offer."   
  
AdamosX2 : 
YES!.... I FULLY agree with that. Its Disgusting.
Great Job ;)
#12 Posted by Mo0 (64 posts) -
@pegasuswinks said:
" I think a lot of the things people are complaining about FFXIII stem from early impressions that just ruined everything else for them. The game's pacing is questionable for sure, but it's absolutely disgusting when people just play 5 hours of the game and say how terrible it is when FFXIII is really a 50+ hour game with so much more to offer. "
To be fair, if the game is still boring you 5 or 10 hours in, can you blame anyone for giving up?  It's a shame that they're not seeing the actual good part of the game, but that doesn't mean they're a terrible person for moving on after spending that much time spinning their wheels.

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