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    Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

    It's all about the combat in this latest JRPG from the guys at Square Enix.
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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    I guess from the short review, what it really means is..

    People who loved the series before will love it more...

    But people who dislikes the FF series will just continue on to dislike it...
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    At the beginning the fights are meaningless as you have no skills & I found my self rapping "X" (as that's pretty much all you can do other than heal), then its just sit back a watch some FMV, move then more FMV, fight then guess what more FMV *tip - If you don't want to watch the FMV hit "start" (pause) , then "select" to skip* !!! Once you have the Crystalium & Paradigm system you can start to enjoy the Fights...Lots of watching FMV for the first part but its enjoyable, I'm looking forward to getting past this 15 hour mark so the game can open out !...

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    is it better than 7/8/9/10 though thats what i wanna know


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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    I think it really all depends on your expectations of the game.

    I think some will be disappointed, some enthralled and others pleasantly surprised.

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    is it better than 7/8/9/10 though thats what i wanna know
    lol, difficult question. It's different. A recognisable FF universe made more accessible and streamlined, perhaps to attract a new audience.

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 (official)

    It's certainly more aciton orientated than previous games. Well the start is anyway, I'm still within that 15 hour starting period that seems designed more to show you how to play the game than anything else.
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    Still at the "watching FMV stage while constantly doing Ability > Blitz/Grenade" myself, although the story and FMV have both been quite captivating.....

    Nothing less then I expected though and I am sure it will open up sooner-or-later and become immense!
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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

    Sounds a bit like the Sphere system in terms of levelling up, I much prefered this over the simple levelling up to lvl 100.

    Don't like the sound of the initial buildup but if the story is nice I won't even notice.

    Short review but gets to the point, wish there were more screenshots of the brilliant graphics though

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    Sounds a bit like the Sphere system in terms of levelling up
    It is! Its just a bit crazy though as its 3D and so I've bought the wrong upgrade a few times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    It is! Its just a bit crazy though as its 3D and so I've bought the wrong upgrade a few times
    I love it cos it makes the characters so much more versatile!

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

    Never played a FF but quite fancy this... is it available on xbox360?

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    Re: Reviews - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3

    Philipp: Yes it is

    I'd suggest you pick up Lost Odyssey first though, it's £10 or so and is created by the same people from the older FF games, it's worthwhile trying if you haven't already

    I can see FF13 dropping in price on the 360 soon after release because of the low resolution and short gameplay time (I think Lost Odyssey is actually a longer game)
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    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post

    I can see FF13 dropping in price on the 360 soon after release because of the low resolution and short gameplay time (I think Lost Odyssey is actually a longer game)
    The poor port hasn't stopped people buying third party games for the PS3 for the last 3 years On the other hand i think LO is around 80 hours compared too FF13's 60. My experience from LO was that the first disc was great and then i got onto the second disk and just felt like WTF am i even doing so never got past that point, sadly, maybe i'll give it another go this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    The poor port hasn't stopped people buying third party games for the PS3 for the last 3 years On the other hand i think LO is around 80 hours compared too FF13's 60. My experience from LO was that the first disc was great and then i got onto the second disk and just felt like WTF am i even doing so never got past that point, sadly, maybe i'll give it another go this summer.
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    I'm onto Disc 4, Disc 2 was a bit slow, but 3 was good. Doing a bit of side stuff now though
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