dealsfinal fantasy xiii-2 (ps3) for $20.00

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Say whaaaaat? I haven't even opened the first FFX13 yet. Lol.

Is the second one worth getting?

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I hope it's better than the first one. XIII pissed me off so bad. It was just a cinematic Final-Fantasy-for-Dummies. Seemed more like a tech demo than anything else, really.

Sooooo seconded, is this one any different from the first?

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New seems to be out of stock. Used is 18.99. Use code CAG16 to save %16 more.

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Really a great game. Thank you.

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A very cool game!Just for PS3

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I liked it more than FF13. Definitely a lot less linear, battle system tweaked more to my liking, but it is a much shorter game.

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I liked XIII and XIII-2. I think 2 it had it's ups and downs compared to the original. The characters were really bland (which was one of XIII's strongest points and the story was pretty subpar without any real rationale for how or why anything worked.

On the other hand combat was improved by actually being able to switch who you controlled on the fly. Exploration was also vastly improved.

It was definitely a fun game and well worth playing.

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Long time player of FF series here, if you are hoping 2 is a drastic improvement over XIII, forget it.

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@kikuichimoji: LOL. I wish it was available for PC. I loved the movie and the game sounds like it's just about my speed.

Ah, I see this is 8, not 7. Need new glasses. Same is true, though. I love the graphics on the FF games, but they aren't my kind of game-play and I don't have a PS anyway, so I haven't played them. But if they were available for PC I'd get them just to fool around and look at the pretty pictures.

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13, not 8. 8 is VIII, this is XIII. ...well technically XIII-2.

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@moondrake: you can get emulators for the older ones.

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I don't see why everyone hates on FF games other than 7. If Square made a game that was 7, with a different story, everyone would just say it doesn't compare. So they make something else and everyone cries that it isn't as good as 7. I played 7, and yes it was good, but it wasn't the "omg it's so amazing I played it when it was released and I was only 12 years old so therefore I have rose colored glasses and it is the greatest JRPG of all time"

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@andrasko15: I don't think it's a matter of hating on all FF games other than 7. I think it's the fact that FF games typically have large expansive worlds, lots of character customization, and fun battle systems. This game, on the other hand, is utterly and completely linear (with literally no exploration at all), with hardly any character customization (other than picking which "role" you want to level up), and a battle system that requires nothing more than hitting auto-battle. It seriously is a gorgeous FF movie interspersed with combat scenes, which come across as a slow-paced action-rpg.

If I had bought this game, I would have beaten it, but I got maybe 20 hours in, realized I wasn't having fun, and sent it back to Gamefly. Everyone says "Oh it gets better after the 20-30 hour mark," but the reward for playing that long shouldn't be relief of boredom.

I'd much rather play Xenoblade for the Wii. Now THAT game is a good example of a JRPG.

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I hate when people say that you just hit the same button over and over. Which Final Fantasy did you do different? I actually do a WHOLE lot more work in 13 and 13-2 than any other Final Fantasy before it.

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@rockaby: It seems like just about all of the other FF games had more expansive "ability" lists, plus you got to control other characters. Maybe that's what it is, only being able to control the main character (other than the paradigm shift thing) made it seem really slow-paced and that it doesn't require much input. The fact that you can win battles without ever touching your controller is scary.

Or maybe FF games just aren't my cup of tea anymore. I'm certainly not the only one let down by FFXIII though.