Follow

    Final Fantasy XIII

    Game » consists of 17 releases. Released Mar 09, 2010

    This entry into the Final Fantasy universe is set in the worlds of Pulse and Cocoon. Players take control of multiple characters who are caught in a war between these worlds.

    Ogle The Final Fantasy XIII Trailer, Repeatedly

    • 92 results
    • 1
    • 2
    Avatar image for brad
    Brad

    6955

    Forum Posts

    9599

    Wiki Points

    175087

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 4

    Edited By Brad

    Those of you who haven't been paying much attention to video game web sites the last 24 hours or so may have missed the new Final Fantasy XIII trailer that came out. So here, please enjoy.

      



    Ryan and I are pretty into this trailer--especially the super frenetic, action-oriented combat footage. I know Square-Enix has talked about creating a more fluid battle experience in this game, but then again, there's a big fat standard combat menu at the bottom there. So I'm not sure how much different it will be in the final analysis. Jeff got angry about all the no-context name-dropping going on in there, arguing that stuff isn't meaningful if you don't know anything about the back story before watching the trailers. But that's just how Final Fantasy likes to roll.

    One thing I'm sure of: That's a damn pretty game. And since it's being developed first on the PlayStation 3, I feel like FFXIII is better poised than any other game to highlight differences in graphics quality and performance between the PS3 and Xbox 360. I'm really curious to see how the 360 version looks, next to the PS3 one.

    Let's skip the exhaustive analysis of the trailer, since our Final Fantasy XIII wiki has just about all the info that's been released so far. Head over there if you want to know more about the known characters and such.

    Lastly, since Square has made no secret that you won't be playing FFXIII in English this year, we put this list together to help you pass the time until it finally does hit shelves in the West.

    The Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Trailer Drinking Game


    • When you see feathered hair: Take a drink
    • When the hair is feathered upward: Two drinks
    • Inexplicable use of apostrophes: T'ake 'a drin'k
    • Laws of gravity are defied: Take a drink, upside down
    • When you're unsure who's talking: Drink until you don't care who's talking
    • Something looks like an animal but obviously isn't: Drink, then run around on all fours
    • When you think you're watching a trailer for Killzone 2: Finish your drink
    • When the trailer ends: Continue drinking until the game comes out

    So, uh, what are you drinking tonight? And after you've had a few, what do you think of this footage?
    Avatar image for brad
    Brad

    6955

    Forum Posts

    9599

    Wiki Points

    175087

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 4

    #1  Edited By Brad

    Those of you who haven't been paying much attention to video game web sites the last 24 hours or so may have missed the new Final Fantasy XIII trailer that came out. So here, please enjoy.

      



    Ryan and I are pretty into this trailer--especially the super frenetic, action-oriented combat footage. I know Square-Enix has talked about creating a more fluid battle experience in this game, but then again, there's a big fat standard combat menu at the bottom there. So I'm not sure how much different it will be in the final analysis. Jeff got angry about all the no-context name-dropping going on in there, arguing that stuff isn't meaningful if you don't know anything about the back story before watching the trailers. But that's just how Final Fantasy likes to roll.

    One thing I'm sure of: That's a damn pretty game. And since it's being developed first on the PlayStation 3, I feel like FFXIII is better poised than any other game to highlight differences in graphics quality and performance between the PS3 and Xbox 360. I'm really curious to see how the 360 version looks, next to the PS3 one.

    Let's skip the exhaustive analysis of the trailer, since our Final Fantasy XIII wiki has just about all the info that's been released so far. Head over there if you want to know more about the known characters and such.

    Lastly, since Square has made no secret that you won't be playing FFXIII in English this year, we put this list together to help you pass the time until it finally does hit shelves in the West.

    The Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Trailer Drinking Game


    • When you see feathered hair: Take a drink
    • When the hair is feathered upward: Two drinks
    • Inexplicable use of apostrophes: T'ake 'a drin'k
    • Laws of gravity are defied: Take a drink, upside down
    • When you're unsure who's talking: Drink until you don't care who's talking
    • Something looks like an animal but obviously isn't: Drink, then run around on all fours
    • When you think you're watching a trailer for Killzone 2: Finish your drink
    • When the trailer ends: Continue drinking until the game comes out

    So, uh, what are you drinking tonight? And after you've had a few, what do you think of this footage?
    Avatar image for chililili
    chililili

    1432

    Forum Posts

    5932

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 4

    User Lists: 7

    #2  Edited By chililili

    Good trailer, but game will not be released for a while

    Avatar image for arbitrarywater
    ArbitraryWater

    15998

    Forum Posts

    5508

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 8

    User Lists: 61

    #3  Edited By ArbitraryWater

    Best drinking game ever.

    Avatar image for jotun
    Jotun

    601

    Forum Posts

    401

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #4  Edited By Jotun

    It's pretty unfortunate we won't be seeing the game until next year. It was announced in, what, like 2005 or something? Anyway, the graphics look very impressive and the story seems to be on-par with the previous games' in terms of being convoluted.

    Man, can't wait for 2010.

    Avatar image for gaspower
    GaspoweR

    4904

    Forum Posts

    272

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 2

    #5  Edited By GaspoweR

    Drinking game sounds awesome!

    Avatar image for andrewb
    AndrewB

    7816

    Forum Posts

    82

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 16

    #6  Edited By AndrewB

    Funny you should mention it... I happen to have a totally messed up concoction of Tequila, Amp, and a few other things. Watching this trailer could very well mean the death of me.

    Actually, I already watched it. Explosions, guns, swords... it looks awesome. I'm so glad it'll be out on the 360, since the only thing that has ever kept me from enjoying much of the (core) Final Fantasy series is that I've totally lacked any console they've been released on. And now that I might be interested in emulating or otherwise playing them, the graphics are too darn dated for me to enjoy.

    It's going to kick ass to be able to play this game, whenever it actually finds its way onto our shores (because God knows I can speak but a few words of Japanese, as much as I wish it were more).

    Avatar image for aspiringandy
    AspiringAndy

    337

    Forum Posts

    5346

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 4

    #7  Edited By AspiringAndy

    Looks great.
    The evil dudes look like Helghast.

    Avatar image for mcbain
    McBain

    39

    Forum Posts

    526

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #8  Edited By McBain

    Looks great! Too bad we won't be able to play it until sometime next year...

    Avatar image for brainspecialist
    BrainSpecialist

    574

    Forum Posts

    1613

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #9  Edited By BrainSpecialist

    That didn't make the slightest bit of sense.

    Avatar image for mikefightnight
    MikeFightNight

    1227

    Forum Posts

    4905

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #10  Edited By MikeFightNight

    You know what I reliazed after this trailer and tall boy.  I have 0 interest in JRPG's.

    Avatar image for remixrunixlp
    remixrunixlp

    111

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 36

    #11  Edited By remixrunixlp

    Dude, if those are the rules this might as well just  be a three minute waterfall.

    And Jeff, you just don't understand maaannnnn. It's sposed to reel you in with its AURA. Don't you SEE it?!

    Avatar image for systech
    Systech

    4156

    Forum Posts

    2448

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 0

    #12  Edited By Systech

    I'm drinking Mountain Dew Voltage because I actually like that stuff! Weird, eh?

    Avatar image for claude
    Claude

    16672

    Forum Posts

    1047

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 18

    #13  Edited By Claude

    That sure looks like a pretty Final Fantasy game. So old, but never played...

    Avatar image for theuncannygiraffe
    theuncannygiraffe

    68

    Forum Posts

    46

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    It's pretty.... but I am a bit concerned how much the battle system puts me in mind of X-2. However, I have faith. :)

    Drinking games - fun for all ages! :D

    Avatar image for virtorio
    virtorio

    292

    Forum Posts

    238

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #15  Edited By virtorio

    For brief moment I was interested, but was quickly reminded that this is a JRPG.

    Avatar image for bulldog19892
    Bulldog19892

    1835

    Forum Posts

    16

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #16  Edited By Bulldog19892

    That drinking game is awesome, but unless you're beer that shit would kill you.

    Avatar image for andrewb
    AndrewB

    7816

    Forum Posts

    82

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 16

    #17  Edited By AndrewB

    Final Last Fantasy Ever XXXIV: Dub Edition.

    Avatar image for charleytony
    CharleyTony

    1024

    Forum Posts

    426

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 7

    User Lists: 7

    #18  Edited By CharleyTony

    The only thing that the combat reminds me is Chrono Cross...


    Are they dumming the game down to make it more accessible (more action-y)?

    Avatar image for theuncannygiraffe
    theuncannygiraffe

    68

    Forum Posts

    46

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    NahBulldog19892 said:

    "That drinking game is awesome, but unless you're beer that shit would kill you."
    Nah - after the fist 10 or so, your liver becomes immune.
    Avatar image for natedogg
    NateDogg

    503

    Forum Posts

    15

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 12

    #20  Edited By NateDogg

    Amazing.

    Oh and and the trailer was really good as well :)
    Avatar image for neuroticowl
    NeuroticOwl

    12

    Forum Posts

    1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #21  Edited By NeuroticOwl

    I'm getting kinda amped about this one.  That's actually pretty cool, since I stopped liking Final Fantasy around number 10.  Bummer about the protracted American release date and potentially extra protracted 360 date.  And to think, I was getting so used to worldwide releases too.

    Avatar image for smugdarkloser
    SmugDarkLoser

    5040

    Forum Posts

    114

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 0

    #22  Edited By SmugDarkLoser

    ^ But 10 was the last good Final Fantasy.
    This looks like potentially the best in the series.  A definate competitor.  Reminds me of FF7 *yum*

    Avatar image for dalai
    Dalai

    7869

    Forum Posts

    955

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 0

    #23  Edited By Dalai
    Bulldog19892 said:
    "That drinking game is awesome, but unless you're beer that shit would kill you."
    Fuck it, break out the Everclear!
    Avatar image for keyhunter
    keyhunter

    3208

    Forum Posts

    248

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #24  Edited By keyhunter

    No thank you sirs.

    Avatar image for callmerotten
    CallMeRotten

    239

    Forum Posts

    150

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #25  Edited By CallMeRotten

    Yep that's a Final Fantasy game alright. Looks okay, combat looks a lot less boring but who knows how I'll feel about it after a few fights. Square Enix's character design still strikes me as vanilla, I haven't really liked anything they've done since FF8.

    Also, was that Metal Gear Ray I saw hopping onto that bridge?

    Avatar image for highlander
    Highlander

    36

    Forum Posts

    5

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 3

    #26  Edited By Highlander

    Cutty Sark Single Malt 2001, Chilled, I mixed it with some Vault, it's a kick in the mouth (kinda like a certain candy...)

    Avatar image for thomasp
    ThomasP

    1665

    Forum Posts

    145

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 5

    #27  Edited By ThomasP

    Combat looks pretty sick IMO. Great trailer; could have done without the dialogue though.

    Avatar image for suneku
    suneku

    3005

    Forum Posts

    1364

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #28  Edited By suneku

    It's so depressing to see this and realize that it's more then a year away.

    Avatar image for sabata
    Sabata

    829

    Forum Posts

    5

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #29  Edited By Sabata

    Jesus, it's like they pulled half the voice work out of Diebuster.

    Avatar image for philosoma
    Philosoma

    167

    Forum Posts

    5353

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 30

    User Lists: 3

    #30  Edited By Philosoma

    The StormTrooper guys that were wearing yellow rubber overalls are now sporting Helghast helmets! Yeah, it looks really fun - I'm interested in how summoning will work in this game above all. FF13 Versus and Agido are going to be pretty damn cool as well from what has been reported. Fantasy Final!

    Avatar image for twswordsman
    twswordsman

    101

    Forum Posts

    107

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 4

    #31  Edited By twswordsman

    If there were some more games for PS3 that I actually wanted, I'd buy it for this. So far only Killzone 2 and FF13 have teased me...at that's not enough.

    Does anyone else hear that music though...sounds like it came from Final Fantasy 11....
    Avatar image for williamrlbaker
    WilliamRLBaker

    4941

    Forum Posts

    1420

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 3

    User Lists: 0

    #32  Edited By WilliamRLBaker

    Average its in no way the power house graphics that people made out the ps3 was capable of and square would be able to pull out.

    Graphics are markedly not CGI which is par in course for square, Characters look just as weird and male characters feminate just as all ways.
    I may be in the minority but i dont really care as well the inclusion of CGI in the trailer makes me think it will be just like most square games since they've been puting games on cd and thats 70-80% cgi and 20-30% actual gameplay.

    Avatar image for jayzilla
    Jayzilla

    2709

    Forum Posts

    18

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 7

    #33  Edited By Jayzilla

    is it me or does the soundtrack sound like a Love Boat episode? Will there ever be a male Square character that doesn't look like his name should be androgynous like Lindsay, Terry, or Chris? I guess I just don't get what all of the fuss is about with these games.

    Avatar image for isayalotofthings
    isayalotofthings

    4

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #34  Edited By isayalotofthings

    Looks like every other FF i have played. What can i say, the love isnt there anymore.

    Avatar image for m1k3ines
    m1k3ines

    1511

    Forum Posts

    177

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 1

    #35  Edited By m1k3ines

    I would like to see more about Versus XIII instead. From what i've seen its a lot better looking than XIII. This still looks like its going to be good though

    Avatar image for sparky_buzzsaw
    sparky_buzzsaw

    9602

    Forum Posts

    3772

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 39

    User Lists: 38

    #36  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

    I wish I could make out the combat menu better - I watched the trailer on G4 today and it seemed pretty hard to make out what the menu said.  Beyond that, the game looks like 48 flavors of kickass.

    Avatar image for fracture
    Fracture

    273

    Forum Posts

    5

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 2

    User Lists: 4

    #37  Edited By Fracture

    Will have to see how this game controls when it comes out, right now that trailer just looked like a giant Japanese mess of FMV and battles that look like the new version of context sensitive battles.

    Avatar image for liquidsol
    liquidsol

    111

    Forum Posts

    30

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 10

    User Lists: 5

    #38  Edited By liquidsol

    Final Fantasy, what the hell happened to you.  Square-Enix, I would like you to make an instant classic.  You know, like you used to?  Just stop making new games and keep re-releasing the old ones on DS, or remake them.  Please, just put your money into what you do good, or used to do good.  Every other genre has survived, but the love for Japanese RPGs, is sadly gone.  Hopefully someday it will come back, but it's not likely considering all the other good developers out there. 


    Games like this have completely lost their appeal, and instead appear to be non-sensical ADHD garbage.  The music, the setting, the characters, the art style.  None of it mixes.  It's like a peanut butter, mustard, chocolate, and pepperoni sandwitch, thrown into a blender, and made into a smoothie of nonsense.

    Avatar image for pain777pas
    pain777pas

    15

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 0

    #39  Edited By pain777pas

    Do you guys have the best video on the web or what instant and always high quality. You seriously are contenders for the best gaming site. Everything is in place except the exclusive huge game stories. This is the best video of the trailer I've seen so far and no delay. Keep up the great work. I too wonder how this will fare on the 360 and how many discs will they have to take up. This game looks amazing so far. Square you may redeem yourself from the debacles for home consoles this gen with this game. Versus now too please and info and ingame footage would be greatly appreciated.

    Avatar image for red
    Red

    6146

    Forum Posts

    598

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 5

    User Lists: 11

    #40  Edited By Red

    Footage looks good. Beautiful game, although some face models look a little weird. Combat looks like it could be fun unlike FFXII but I'm not too sure about the story....which is why people play Final Fantasy.

    Avatar image for deactivated-596b8044e5f9a
    deactivated-596b8044e5f9a

    179

    Forum Posts

    1829

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 0

    A very pretty game to be sure, but the deal breaker is undoubtedly going to be the combat system.

    Avatar image for incrediblebulk92
    IncredibleBulk92

    948

    Forum Posts

    -1

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 6

    #42  Edited By IncredibleBulk92

    Aaaaan I'm reminded why I'll never play a Final Fantasy game again.  I'm serious now but aren't those characters just the cast of FFX?  Wakka dyed his hair and put a black hat on and I swear the main character is just Yuna. Sir Auron has beefed up and dyed his hair orange but their all there.

    Avatar image for tortoise
    Tortoise

    291

    Forum Posts

    364

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #43  Edited By Tortoise

    Terrible trailer.. showed nothing of any real interest and full of meaningless dialogue. We could see the combat animations, but how does it actually play?
    Also, same floaty CGI as ever with weakass gunplay and a camera stupidly flying around all over doesn't make things exciting.
    I'm still interested in the game proper, of course.

    Avatar image for captain_insano
    Captain_Insano

    3658

    Forum Posts

    841

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 5

    User Lists: 15

    #44  Edited By Captain_Insano

    contrary to popular opinion this trailer has actually gotten me really excited about the FF franchise again. I am curious to see how the combat works as I did really enjoy the system (however antiquated it is) of earlier games like FFVII and FFVIII. I hated IX and didn't get more than a few hours into it. X was pretty good but had areas that irritated me. I never got around to XII and had written off ever really playing the franchise again when I invested into 360 but now hurray

    Avatar image for blood_for_the_blood_god
    Blood_for_the_blood_God

    302

    Forum Posts

    4480

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 6

    Jager bombs are the only way to go for this drinking game, of course opting for the Final Fantasy energy drink instead of Red Bull

    Avatar image for oliver101
    oliver

    146

    Forum Posts

    53

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 2

    #46  Edited By oliver
    AspiringAndy said:

    The evil dudes look like Helghast."
    i was thinking that to
    kinda looks like a mix of 8 with 10 and  i hated them to

    mmm iv not like a ff game since ff9 and i dont im gonna like this one by the looks of it
    Avatar image for teh_destroyer
    teh_destroyer

    3700

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 1

    User Lists: 2

    #47  Edited By teh_destroyer

    Word on the drinking game.The game looks good,time will tell what combat moves the menu at the bottom of the screen will show us.As for what I am drinking tonight,I will be drinking my good old Whiskey with coke.

    Avatar image for akumous
    akumous

    99

    Forum Posts

    0

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 1

    #48  Edited By akumous

    The trailer is now available on PSN for download for those who wants a HD copy. Listen, guys I've been watching the trailer constantly, especially the battle segments, and through my personal scrutiny I came away with this conclusion. The battle system is awesome, because per character is allow to attack 3 times and once the other character is ready he or she can attack as well...It is very dynamic and seamless because they can combo up and chains together, without undermining the traditional JRPG system of the old, like FFX for example...I am getting this on day one for the Japanese release date....:)

    Avatar image for afroman269
    Afroman269

    7440

    Forum Posts

    103

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 6

    #49  Edited By Afroman269

    Never cared enough for any FF game but that drinking game sounds fun. I'll have to write out my will first cus I'll probably succumb to alcohol poisoning.

    Avatar image for demonbear
    demonbear

    1943

    Forum Posts

    7

    Wiki Points

    0

    Followers

    Reviews: 0

    User Lists: 11

    #50  Edited By demonbear

    This trailer reminded me why i don't like Final Fantasy rpgs. This is 60$ saved right there, thanks FF13 trailer. I can use this money on games I'm sure i care about.

    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.