Why Final Fantasy XIII doesnt suck.

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#151 Posted by Dookysharpgun (586 posts) -
@vidiot said:
" Was this thread, that was already at it's time of conception dealt with a subject that's been debated to death, brought back to life in-order to advertise a user review?
Now we get to talk about all this stuff again? How about I just post a link to my thoughts, that I wrote a year ago. I think I'm allowed to do that.

*Waves to people in the past* "
No, but it was an amazing coincidence that has not gotten me anymore recommendations, so speaking from a technical point-of-view...no.....if I was advertising, I'd be getting money of some sort :P

Hey....leave those people in the past alone, they have no idea how good they have it...
#152 Posted by TheWan (70 posts) -

For me, the battle system, the lackluster ending, and Hope's constant whining throughout the whole game is what made be sad that I bought it. The battle system is the worst in the series. If the game can pick the best magic, healing, and attacks faster than I can why would I ever do anything but hit auto-battle? The ending was just so boring. Fighting Dysley over and over again was just boring. He didn't even seem that threatening of a character. Finally, Hope was never needed in the game. I found myself just yelling at my TV, "Leave him behind or just let him die, so I don't have to listen to him anymore!"

#153 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TheWan: The battle system is the worst in the series? It's easily the best in the series.
#154 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@vidiot:  In all fairness, there have been far worse ways to revive year-old threads.
#155 Posted by MightyDuck (1524 posts) -

I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII for the time I played it.  I believe I was about 30 hours in and could not beat the latest form of "Bartolomeus" (or something similar, can't remember his exact name).  I really need to go back and try again, although I'd probably have to level grind, which, I'm not a big fan of doing.

#156 Posted by Lelcar (800 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @TheWan: The battle system is the worst in the series? It's easily the best in the series. "
I agree. FFXIII has the best battle system in the series.

I think FFXIII is amazing. There's really nothing that I didn't like about that game, and the nerdrage reaction to it baffles me, honestly.
#157 Posted by President_Barackbar (3474 posts) -
@Hailinel:  Like saying "totally agree man" in response to something someone posted a year and a half ago
#158 Edited by sixghost (1679 posts) -
@TheWan said:

" For me, the battle system, the lackluster ending, and Hope's constant whining throughout the whole game is what made be sad that I bought it. The battle system is the worst in the series. If the game can pick the best magic, healing, and attacks faster than I can why would I ever do anything but hit auto-battle? The ending was just so boring. Fighting Dysley over and over again was just boring. He didn't even seem that threatening of a character. Finally, Hope was never needed in the game. I found myself just yelling at my TV, "Leave him behind or just let him die, so I don't have to listen to him anymore!" "

That's a pointless complaint about the battle system, because there really is no "best magic". All the magic spells do the exact same amount of damage unless the enemy has some sort of resistance/weakness. The fun of the combat system isn't in scrolling through a list of spells and choosing the best one, it's constantly managing your paradigms to build stun/heal/damage. Also, the auto-battle sucks at healing, so have fun doing that manually.

You're right about the rest though. What an awful game.
#159 Posted by Vic2point0 (43 posts) -

Linear

This is a bunch of bullshit. Nearly every other JRPG is linear but deiced to use smoke and mirrors to make the player think that they are exploring. Persona 4 for example was extremely linear but yet that was still a superb game and noone cared about it being linear because of the smoke and mirrors? thats bullshit.

No, it's not bullshit. FF13 is far more linear than any other FF I can think of. It's not an illusion that you get to explore in all the other Final Fantasy games; it's a fact! You get to choose where to go and what to do. In FF13, you absolutely have to do everything in a very strict order. Hell, even the character skills development is ridiculously linear!

Auto-Battle

Alot of people are complaining about Auto-battle being in the game but its simple, DONT USE IT. Its seriously one of the most stupidest things to complain about. Lets use TF2 for and example, dont like the scout class and think its for noobs? dont use it rather than bitching about it. Its there as an option if you dont like the option then dont use it.

Except that you get penalized in this game for not doing every battle "fast enough". Not only do they throw a one-star rating in your face for not winning "correctly", but that affects how likely you are to get the best loot when the battle's over. Fail.

No Towns

I dont see why people would miss towns that much in the game, they never brought much to the games anyway. I dont see why its a problem to buy your items at the save point and to get side quests a different way, Also, if you have played the game you would know that a town wouldnt make any sense to the story so I am happy that square left it out opposed to tacking it on and throwing on some shit to the story just for there to be a town.

Towns are fun to explore, side missions are always a plus, and in general people like a little down time and change of pace in their video games (but still be able to play it - no, a ton of cutscenes is no substitute for towns and cities).

That being said, I wasn't TOO bothered by their being no towns, but the linearity and uber annoying characters are unforgivable.

#160 Posted by StarvingGamer (8560 posts) -

Auto-Battle

Alot of people are complaining about Auto-battle being in the game but its simple, DONT USE IT. Its seriously one of the most stupidest things to complain about. Lets use TF2 for and example, dont like the scout class and think its for noobs? dont use it rather than bitching about it. Its there as an option if you dont like the option then dont use it.

Except that you get penalized in this game for not doing every battle "fast enough". Not only do they throw a one-star rating in your face for not winning "correctly", but that affects how likely you are to get the best loot when the battle's over. Fail.

Weird necro. Maybe you just bought the game on PC and need to gripe about it? Anyways...

Not sure what you're trying to say here. Are you arguing that you're penalized for not using auto-battle because you end up with 1-star ratings? Because then you are playing the game very, very poorly. If you know what you're doing, battling manually should almost always give you a better rating that auto-battle unless you're significantly overleveled for the encounter.

#161 Posted by TheBlue (438 posts) -

@vic2point0: A 4 year old argument for a 4 year old thread. Honestly, did you need to gripe about this game that badly?

#163 Posted by bargainben (426 posts) -

the man took 3 years and 7 months to formulate a rebuttle

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