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Final Fantasy XIII

Released on 09 March 2010

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (107 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Introducing unique worlds, memorable characters and extraordinary stories with every new instalment, the Final Fantasy series has continuously reinvented itself over the last two decades, shipping over 85 million copies worldwide in the process. The series is defined by constant evolution, with each release delivering nothing less than the finest creative vision, graphical quality and gameplay system of its generation. Needless to say, Final Fantasy XIII is no exception.

In Final Fantasy XIII, players will embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the floating cityworld of Cocoon and the savage lowerworld of Pulse, encountering a diverse band of would-be allies along the way. With seamless transitions between real-time gameplay and in-game cinematics, and an evolved Active Time Battle system offering a perfect harmony of spectacular action and strategy, this is an adventure unlike any other. Do you have the courage to face your destiny?

  • A New Fantasy Begins: Embark on an adventure beyond your wildest dreams - packed with breathtaking environments to explore, unique allies to befriend, and awe-inspiring enemies to conquer.
  • An Audio-Visual Benchmark: Harnessing the power of The Crystal Tools graphics engine, Final Fantasy XIII pushes the boundaries of high-definition cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • A Unity of Speed and Strategy: The familiar Active Time Battle system has evolved, granting players the freedom to execute numerous commands in a single turn in real-time. Now players can enjoy all the strategy and flexibility of a turn-based system, along with the visceral thrill of an action game.
  • Turn the Tide of Battle with Paradigms: A brand-new game mechanic known as the Paradigm System enables players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle. By switching between a variety of roles - including Commando and Medic - players can respond instantly to the needs of an ever-changing battlefield, adapting their strategy to ensure victory.
  • Unleash Devastation with Enhanced Summoning: Introducing Gestalt Mode: an exhilarating take on Final Fantasy's trademark summon system that elevates the action to a whole new level. In Gestalt Mode, the player uses simple button commands to unleash the combined might of the characters and their transformed Eidolons, inflicting massive damage to any who stand in their way.
  • Lose Yourself in the Drama: An immersive storyline draws the player ever closer to a cast of intriguing characters. Will they have the strength to face their fate, or are they doomed to destroy everything they love?

customer Reviews

 Average rating (107 reviews)

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| | See all jpviegas's reviews (1)

The game is great and everything that the reviews tell about it, I just got really disappointed that I got the platinum casing that has very cheap look. If I knew that beforehand I would have bought a used copy with a much nicer casing.

 It's the Polar Opposite to Final Fantasy 12

| | See all Oman666's reviews (13)

No exploration until late in the game, no towns to interact with other characters, no shops (it's all done with menus), it's the complete opposite to Final Fantasy XII (12)...

So what does that mean? Well, it has a storyline for starters and an epic one at that. The linearity in the game only means you are dragged deeper and deeper into the world, which is stunning. One of the nicest games I've laid my eyes on.

Yes, there are no towns, yes there are very little side-quests... but with a main story line that is very good and a battle system which, in my opinion, is the best in the series. This game is a must buy.

If you hated Final Fantasy XII (the majority of fans did) you will love Final Fantasy XIII. It's very reminiscent of Final Fantasy X, just with better voice acting.

Enjoy everyone =]

 WOW just WOW buy it !!!

| | See all BeanMGF's reviews (5)

been waiting for this game for ages and i managed to get it a few days early and it hasnt dissapointed firstly the graphics are outstanding from the characters to the world that you play in . the story is very very gripping you can tell there is a big storyline between hope and snow but you dont know what itis and not to mention the other four characters they all have very intresting backgrounds which you will find out more about as you progress all in all the i have to say the graphics are the best i seen in a game the story look great but beware WILL keep you entertained for the forseeable future so dont make any plans !!

 FF has lost it way :(

| | See all scaine's reviews (1)

iv been a massive fan of the FF games for years now , i think i started playing them around the 7th instalment. Every time they have released a game since then i have never been anything other that delighted with it. however with FF 13 they have changed or taken away the very aspects which made all their other games as successful as what they were. Things like the option to explore the game and progress to the next mission in your own time or whenever you feel you have your charecter up to a reasonable level. This freedom is not available until long into the game and even then there is a level cap so its really pointless. overall i think square should take all the copies of this game back, refund every singal person the money they wasted on it and design a game like they used to. WHY CHANGE A WINNING FORMULA. very disapointed guys. poor show :(

 One of the best in the series thanks to the battle system.

| | See all Phoenixflare's reviews (1)

Some of the complaints have mentioned its linearity, does that mean it is a bad game - no of course not. FFX was linear also but that was still a popular FF.

One of the best aspects of this game is the battle system, which is the most polished it has ever been. There are not towns akin to previous FFs where you can stay at inns to recover your health and buy things, but there is still the occasional town. Your health recovers at the end of each battle and all the shops (which grow in number as you progress through the game) are registered at save points, which are around almost every corner. This system keeps the game very fast paced, just like the battles, all of which is necessary to feel more immersed in the plot and the characters situations.

One thing that impresses me is that each role has a purpose, unlike a lot of previous FFs whereby magic was really just a gimmick towards the end, because physical attacks were much stronger. Summons and every role are now useful. Attackers - obvious what they do. Blasters do less damage than attackers but push the break bar up on enemies by using black magic to allow the attackers to do more damage. Enhancers buff your team, Jammers debuff your enemies and put various negative status ailments on them, Defenders, support the team by being the punching bags of your enemies while the rest of your team can even heal up or attack uninterrupted and Healers, fairly obviously use white magic. These are the names of the Japanese roles, i think the western roles are Commando, Ravager, Synergist, Saboteur and Medic respectively. You can change these roles using a system called Optima Change or Paradigm shift in the Western version.

The characters are some of the best that have been created throughout the series, and the lead, Lightning, dubbed as the 'female Cloud' is the best lead since....well since Cloud. The storyline is also one of the best.

You may have heard that there is no traditional levelling up, which is true: There is something called the crystarium/crystallarium which is a series of crystal spheres that contain various attributes, abilities and accessory slots, that doesn't allow a lot in the way of deviation from its set path - much like the rest of the game, however there is a different crystarium for each role, and to start with you get 3 roles for each character and towards the end you unlock all the roles for each character, which you 'level up' by using cp (crystal points) attained from defeating enemies, just like exp.

Lastly you can't ignore the beautiful graphics, which really do look great and at times it's difficult to tell whether what you are watching is FMV or in-game graphics. However you only think that when the graphics are in fact in-game, but when it is FMV you will know, as it looks like Advent Children, just with more colourful scenery.
Overall, i really enjoyed this game, more so than IX, X and XII, but I can't bring myself to say its better than VII and VIII (the earlier games i didn't like, apart from VI).

Probably a 4.5/5. It's definitely worth buying, still has certain down sides, but the linearity doesn't detract from its enjoyability factor and when you play it you'll know what i'm on about. Oh and the boss battles are the most challenging of the series.

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Rating16+ (PEGI)