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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

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  • 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
    Spoiler:

    enjoy silly geese

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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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)

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  • 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"

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i'm out, follow me on twitter @uninten , steam is GaryMyNemesis
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    no

    no thats not better

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i'm out, follow me on twitter @uninten , steam is GaryMyNemesis
  • Mr. GMr. G Are those your drums? 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

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  • 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

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  • Mr. GMr. G Are those your drums? 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 Are those your drums? 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

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  • 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

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

    chapter 7:
    Spoiler:

    was fucking torture

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

    chapter 7:
    Spoiler:

    was fucking torture

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

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  • 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 Are those your drums? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Balefuego wrote: »
    by contrast the part where

    chapter 7:
    Spoiler:

    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
    Spoiler:

  • 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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