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The old Final Fantasy XIII thread is over, but here is another.

BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Singularity Engine++
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Hey you guys can't really be totally done talking about this game can you? We need a thread at least until Bogey and I finish!

Here is the gayest ass trailer ever


But don't let that trailer fool you, despite the seemingly bad dialogue and the overpowering jpop that that video seems centered around, the game is pretty fuckin sweet!


It pretty much has the best FF battle system ever, and I would even venture to say that none of the characters are horrible! Although Snow is pretty boring.

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And thats a lot to say for a jrpg.


Really though, the main draw here is the battle system, which is centered around a mechanic called Paradigm Shift

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You use these shifts to essentially change your party's classes on the fly mid battle into a variety of customizable combos. This lends the battles not only a fast paced strategic element but it also for maybe the first time ever in an FF game gives them a sense of challenge far beyond the basic "grind until you are the right level and then roll over x fight."

In fact there is almost no grinding whatsoever! You won't even have the option to grind sidequests and shit until almost the end of the game, and then if you want to blow an extra 30 hours doing all that shit well then I guess some people like that.

But it's totally optional!

Anyway lets final some fantasies.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    put this in every page thank you in advance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZSoM5RjBWM

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    PiptheFair wrote:
    shamelessly stolen from the g&t thread

    Weapon lvl ups and stats for all characters
    Lightning

    Blazefire Saber (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Flamberge (max lvl 61) -> Omega Weapon 620/620

    Axis Blade (max lvl 21) +Adamantite -> Enkindler (max lvl 41) -> Omega Weapon 315/315 + ATB Charge (like haste)

    Edged Carbine (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Razor Carbine (max lvl 61) -> Omega Weapon 210/723

    Lifesaber (max lvl 21) + Scarleitte -> Peacemaker (max lvl 41) -> Omega Weapon 520/520 + Improved Raise

    Gladius (max lvl 26) + Uraninite -> Helter Skelter (max lvl 61) -> Omega Weapon 723/210

    Organyx (max lvl 26) + Cobaltite -> Apocalypse (max lvl 61) -> Omega Weapon 750/750 + Leadenstrike(slow atk speed)

    Hauteclaire (max lvl 26) + Uraninite -> Durandal (max lvl 61) -> Omega Weapon 711/711 + Stagger Lock(that character can't cause a stagger, others still can)

    Lionheart (max lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Ultima Weapon (max lvl 41) -> Omega Weapon 508/508 + Quick Stagger(fills stagger gauge quicker conflicts with gamefaqs that says instant stagger which is a synthesis from multiple item types)

    Sazh

    Vega 42's (max lvl 21) + Pervoskite -> Altairs (max lvl 41) -> Total Eclipses 812/822

    Spica Defender's (max lvl 21) + Scarleitite -> Sirius Sidearms (max lvl 41) -> Total Eclipses 713/911 + Augment Maintenance (Buffs last longer)

    Deneb Duellers (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Canopus AMPs (max lvl 61) -> Total Eclipses 608/1125

    Rigels (max lvl 26) + Uranitite - > Polaris Specials (max lvl 61) -> Total Eclipses 1006/1014 + Stagger Lock (this character can't cause stagger)

    Aldebarans (max lvl 26) + Cobaltite -> Sedalmeliks (max lvl 61) -> Total Eclipses 0/1150 + leadenstrike (slow attack speed)

    Pleiades Hi-Powers (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Hyades Magnums (max lvl 61) -> Total Eclipses 1150/0 Paper Tiger (I think low hp?)

    Antares Deluxes (max lvl 21) + Urantite -> Fomalhaut Elites (max lvl 41) -> Total Eclipses 610/616 + Chain Boost (quicker chains)

    Procyons (max lvl 21) + Dark Matter -> Betelgeuse Customs (max lvl 41) -> Total Eclipses 620/414 + stagger maintenance (longer staggers)

    Snow

    Wild Boar (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Fatal Pride (max lvl 61) -> Save the Queen 717/717

    Paladin (max lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Winged Saint (max lvl 41) -> Save the Queen 510/510 + Improved Guard (not sure what it does)

    Rebel Heart (max lvl 21) + Urantite -> Warrior's Emblem (max lvl 41) -> Save the Queen 602/611 + Critical Power Surge (when critical he gets stronger)

    Power Circle (max lvl 26) + Scarletite -> Battle Standard (max lvl 61) -> Save the Queen - 925/202

    Feymark (max lvl 21) + Urantite -> Soul Blazer (max lvl 41) -> Save the Queen 0/1050 + Enfeeblement (negative effect not sure what)

    Sacrificial Circle (max lvl 26) + Scarletite -> Indomitus (max lvl 61) -> Save the Queen 1020/1020 + Paper Tiger (I think low hp?)

    Unsetting Sun (max lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Midnight Sun (max lvl 61) -> Save the Queen 815/205 + Stagger Lock (this character can't cause staggers)

    Umbra (max lvl 21) + Adamantite -> Solaris (max lvl 41) -> Save the Queen 410/620 + Improved Ward (Assists his Sentinel skills, not sure how)

    Hope

    Airwing (max lvl 21) + Urantite -> Skycutter (max lvl 41) -> Nue 526/441 + Critical Shield (I'm assuming Protect at low HP or other status buffs)

    Hawkeye (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Eagletalon (lvl 61) -> Nue 202/917

    Otshirvani (lvl 21) + Scaretite -> Urubtusin (lvl 41) -> Nue 513/713 + Siphon Boost (helps as a Ravager)

    Ninurta (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Jatayu (lvl 61) -> Nue 612/612

    Vidofnir (lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Hresvelgr (lvl 41) -> Nue 305/712 + Defense Maintenance (increases defensive buff lengths)

    Simurgh (lvl 21) + Urantite -> Tezcatlipoca (lvl 41) -> Nue 926/0 + Stifled Magic (Unsure)

    Malphas (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Naberius (lvl 61) -> Nue 832/832 + Paper Tiger (Less hp?)

    Aircanto (lvl 26) + Urantite -> Caladrius (lvl 61) -> Nue 608/608 + Stagger Lock (this character can't stagger)

    Vanille

    Binding Rod (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Hunter's Rod (lvl 61) -> Nirvana 715/216

    Tigerclaw (lvl 26) + Cobaltite -> Wyrmfang (lvl 61) -> Nirvana 828/828 + Leadenstrike (slowa ttack speed)

    Healer's Staff (lvl 21) + Adamantite -> Physician's Staff (lvl 41) -> Nirvana 424/424 + Improved Cure

    Pearlwing Staff (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Brightwing Staff (lvl 61) -> Nirvana 201/912

    Rod of Thorns (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Orochi Rod (lvl 61) -> Nirvana 709/709

    Mistilteinn (lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Einye's Cane (lvl 41) -> Nirvana 403/802 + Ally KO: Power Surge (gets stronger if any ally dies)

    Belladona's Wand (lvl 21) + Urantite -> Malboro Wand (lvl 41) -> Nirvana 403/807 + Improved Debuffing (makes Sab debuff last longer and easier to apply)

    Heavenly Axis (lvl 26) + Urantite -> Abraxas (lvl 61) -> Nirvana 403/807 + Stagger Lock (this character can't cause stagger)

    Fang

    Bladed Lance (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Glaive (lvl 61) -> Kain's Lance 753/314

    Dragoon's Lance (lvl 21) + Urantite -> Dragonhorn (lvl 41) -> Kain's Lance 962/0 + Stifled Magic

    Partisan (lvl 26) + Pervoskite -> Rhomphaia (lvl 61) -> Kain's Lance 307/839

    Shamanic Spear (lvl 21) + Urantite -> Heretic's Halberd (lvl 41) -> Kain's Lance 0/941 + Enfeeblement (no idea, debuff of some kind)

    Punisher (lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Banescissor Spear (lvl41) -> Kain's Lance 517/731 + Stagger Charge TP (TP gain when you stagger an opponent)

    Pandora's Spear (lvl21) + Scarletite -> Calamity Spear (lvl41) -> Kain's Lance 616/830 +Improved Debilitation (increases success rate of SAB spells)

    Taming Pole (lvl 26) + Urantite -> Venus Gospel (lvl 61) -> Kain's Lance 921/921 + Stagger Lock (this character can't cause stagger)

    Gae Bolg (lvl 21) + Scarletite -> Gungnir (lvl 41) -> Kain's Lance 642/642 + Improved Counter (Plus damage to counter)

    enjoy silly geese

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am at the end of chapter 9 by the way, which is probably my favorite chapter so far.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah chapter 9 is solid. THREE PERSON TEAM WOO

    (everyone watch lightning punch snow in the face)

  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    i really want to buy this

    but i kind of havent started on dead space or bayonetta or any of the approximately 40 games i need to beat in my steam library

    plus itd come between this and just cause 2 and ive already spent about 3 hours playing the demo

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah chapter 9 is solid. THREE PERSON TEAM WOO

    (everyone watch lightning punch snow in the face)

    why did you post it in moonspeak

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    it was the first result for "lightning punches snow"

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    no

    no thats not better

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i like snow and hope is the worst

    Who has the worst name in the game; I think it is Lightning

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    despite her being the best character, nothing out-stupids "Vanille" as a name

  • EfesellEfesell Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Lightning is a code name so that is far more acceptable than someone who is actually named Hope.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I was waiting for someone to make this thread.

    Finished the game 2 nights ago so now I'm working on achievements.

    I planned on taking Neochu down last night but my wife watched a marathon of Teen Mom until 3am.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Efesell wrote: »
    Lightning is a code name so that is far more acceptable than someone who is actually named Hope.

    but

    Hope is a name people have!

    Although I guess it's usually a girl's name.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fang is an awesome name

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Efesell wrote: »
    Lightning is a code name so that is far more acceptable than someone who is actually named Hope.

    Lightning isn't her real name?

    ok i guess vanille is the worst then

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    lightning is literally the only playable character with a real name

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    how the fuck is Hope not a real name what planet do you people live on

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  • EfesellEfesell Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Then again I think Hopes name only bothers me because that one chapter was full of puns.

  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I do love the 'future-ing up' some of the real names

    Oh hey what's up "Serah"

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Efesell wrote: »
    Then again I think Hopes name only bothers me because that one chapter was full of puns.

    pun is not the right word, but yes that was a little on the nose.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Efesell wrote: »
    Then again I think Hopes name only bothers me because that one chapter was full of puns.

    those puns were hilarious in a bad way

  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    My niece's name is Hope.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    also I think I like Hope just because of all the duos, he and Lightning were the most capable.

    I wrecked those sections.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    also I think I like Hope just because of all the duos, he and Lightning were the most capable.

    I wrecked those sections.

    sazh and vanille were awesome once sazh got haste

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    by contrast the part where

    chapter 7:
    Lightning gives Hope to Snow and then you have to control a Hope/Snow combo that does NO DAMAGE EVER AT ALL

    was fucking torture

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    by contrast the part where

    chapter 7:
    Lightning gives Hope to Snow and then you have to control a Hope/Snow combo that does NO DAMAGE EVER AT ALL

    was fucking torture

    That was the first part of the game where I skipped as many fights as I could

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I think I might trade this in once I get all of the achievements. I just can't see playing through it again.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    also I admit I did a little grinding in chapter 9 at that one hallway that has a save point at one end and the other exits into a hanger with another save point and going into the hanger respawns all the enemies in the hallway and all those dudes have the chance to drop incentive chips and give great CP.

    I cleared that hallway like 4-5 times before moving on.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    by contrast the part where

    chapter 7:
    Lightning gives Hope to Snow and then you have to control a Hope/Snow combo that does NO DAMAGE EVER AT ALL

    was fucking torture

    Snow just kicked everyone's ass the whole time while Hope sat back and healed him

    That is the only part in the game so far where I have done any 'grinding'

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    but Snow does awful damage compared to Lightning

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  • EfesellEfesell Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If you have enough spare components to upgrade his weapons a bit that section is not so bad.
    Except for those goddamn hoverbikes.

  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I like how after you kill the last boss
    post end game spoiler
    Snow has to ask permission of Lightning to marry her sister. Damn right she'd kick your ass if she chose.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    also I admit I did a little grinding in chapter 9 at that one hallway that has a save point at one end and the other exits into a hanger with another save point and going into the hanger respawns all the enemies in the hallway and all those dudes have the chance to drop incentive chips and give great CP.

    I cleared that hallway like 4-5 times before moving on.

    I didn't do that because OH GOD SIRENS

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wooo onto chapter 10!

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    I still need to sit down and beat this sometime

    I'm on chapter twelve, I think

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So once you are given a choice there is pretty much zero reason to ever use Snow over Fang huh.

    Cause she is so much better.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    I use snow sometimes when the situation calls for tri-disaster

    but yeah, fang is a much better commando/sentinel

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