Square Enix releases their second-ever direct sequel to a Final Fantasy game. Is this time-travelling tale worth your time and money?
|Jared Knabenbauer is the ScrewAttack.com Reviews Editor, Hard News host, and a host of our weekly video podcast, "SideScrollers". He has also produced several notable ScrewAttack shows, including Reboot or Retro, Nametags, and Control Issues. He specializes in RPGs, and has a great fondness for Dungeons & Dragons. A comedian at heart, he is one serious gamer.|
I could write an MFA thesis rooted in the objective design of the game as to why this is among, if not the best FF in the series, but I can't be arsed.
I don't care what people say as a ff fan for most of my life i can say the 13 series are good games beside from some corridor paths in the ff 13, making serah a pointless lead character in 13-2 (should have made noel the lead)and the storie s being half decent (not the worst but enjoyable and understandable if you read the data log). I'm looking forward to final fantasy 13-3 because i enjoy that square enix is trying something new and you people say it sucks because it's not ff7 all i can say is ff7 is a good game but it it is an overrated game and you need to remember that every ff is a standalone game and shouldn't be compared to each other and IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT DON'T PLAY IT
Screwattack needs more regular reviewers. we need at least 4. I think the guys over at Giant Bomb know what their doing with how they review games.
square enix should end the franchise
So you're basically saying that you're pissed because he has a different opinion than you? And if you would listen, he said that it's possible to play through the main story in 18 hours, but he admitted that the game is filled with side stuff to do. He didn't say anything about him just running through the game, so I have no idea where you got that from. Also, he pointed out that the Auto-battle system already picked the best options, so there's no point in selecting them manually. So yeah..........boohoo, someone didn't like a game that you did...get the fuck over it dude. And while you're at it, work on your grammar....
So. You criticize slowdown due to the exbawks sucking? The PS3 version has no slowdown at all. And I never had audio issues.
well i actually loved this game :3 the music is awesome, and after completing the game i still can't stop playing. The only bad thing in my opinion are the dlc's. Those are really awesome, that's for sure, but i don't want to pay 240 microsoft points for a different outfit for noel (although i LOVE to see serah in her beachsuit ;3). I gave this game a 9.5 because this game really keeps me going, but i think i'm the only one who would give this game such a grade like this ;3
I felt this was an alright game on its own ... and then I beat it. WORST ENDING EVER!
I'm quite enjoying this game. I quite enjoyed 13 as well.
End the Final Fantasy games NOW!!!
I knew I was going to have the same problem with this game as XIII. There is literally no strategy to this game at all, no selection of moves or different play styles. Couple that with a ridiculous storyline (although not as ridiculous according to Jared) and what do you have? An absolute travesty of an RPG with the name Final Fantasy.
I reiterate, what is there to this game if the battle system and story are awful?! Oh SE you have lost a fan, you will have to work to get me back.
Obviously for those out there that didn't mind or liked FF13's battle system, curve his score up a couple points. I can see he's coming from, in previous FFs like 6 or 7, each character's action was extremely powerful, you could instantly kill a lot of enemies with one Drill/Chainsaw, Sabin Blitz, or limit break (or kill quite a few with summons), so your characters felt more powerful, whereas in 13 and 13-2 a lot of battles take dozens or hundreds of actions by each character and it's more a battle of attrition. Without the auto-battle though, I would HATE having to input every single command for 15 minutes on some of the harder battles, and grinding would be even more of a chore, so I welcome the streamlining. I've never had a problem with any FF battle system since 5.
Almost got the Platinum for this game, and I would give it an 8 or 8.5 out of 10. It sucked me in, and I thoroughly enjoyed most of the experience, but all of the complaints about the ending are valid and thus it leaves a nasty taste in your mouth (although some of the paradox endings are great).
So...it's not "lanier," as in, Lake Lanier, it's linear (pronounced lin-EE-are).
By the end of the game yes but with some of the games you actually need strategy at the beginning
Mashing x? How is it different from any other Final Fantasy game??? I'm pretty sure they all turn into me either holding down x or mashing it while in battles as doing regular attacks is usually enough.
Your game is bad and you should feel bad!
you cant rip off your own story, square enix made chrono trigger too, and the story is a lot different than chrono trigger, they do both involve time travel but this one is about solving paradoxis and chrono trigger was just about stoping lavos from killin everyone
okay seriously stop complaining about the battle system, i get that you dont like it cus of auto battle, theres a solution, dont click it, click on abailitys instead. also i am 7 hours in and still on chapter 3, the point of a game like this isnt to ram through the story as fast as you can, expecially if you complained that 13 was a hallway, then why would you treat this one like it was a hallways too and just run straight through, jared you took one of your main complaints about 13 and repeated it on purpose. im sorry jared, iv lost all respect in you now, that was THE worst review that i have ever seen, 13 2 is a really good game and you dont really need to know what happend in the first game to get it
Agreed!!! GET RID OF AUTO-BATTLE SO STUPID
I loved the battle system. Dont care about the story. All the final fantasy stories are dumb. Someone just ate mushrooms before they started writing.