Finished the game and the heck?! <SPOILERS>

#1masked_yazooPosted 1/28/2013 5:41:17 AM
That's a complete Downers Ending if I ever saw one. That means Lightning Returns is the conclusion of the Final Fantasy XIII Series, its a must have then. So did Caius top Kefka? in term of villainy?

Particularly this game lied to us, look at the front cover I see Lightning, I expect Lightning to be the main character, I expect to use her in the whole game... but no. You only able to use her on the prologue of the game (or purchase her chapter on a DLC), and that's a DAMN tease Square. And for that you gave us her almost useless sister (pretty useless if she hadn't have Mog) and a Sora rip-off (well I think he is one of the saving grace of the game) to be the real main characters of the game. Its like Metal Gear Solid 2 again, in that game they force us to play that whiny girly Raiden over SOLID SNAKE.
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#2CatMutoPosted 1/28/2013 6:41:00 AM
I rather like the ending - for one, it gets rid of Sera who is an extremely boring character. I'd like to say she had more personality in XIII and she spent the majority of that game as a freaking crystal.

Also, the ending is good in my opinion because it shows the futility.
Along with the Paradox Endings... you just realize that no matter what you do, if you screw with time, you will screw up. Badly. So better not do anything.

And I never quite got what the terrible, terrible paradox caused in the first place.
To "even things out" Lightning was brought to Valhalla and everybody thinks she's dead/trapped in the Crystal Pillar along with Fang and Vanille. The Crystal Pillar would eventually fall in AF 500 simply because... well, it's Crystal and it wears off.
I'm ignoring this supposed "war" that took place because it was mentioned that it was only one of the things that brought the pillar down eventually.

If the paradox hadn't happened, well, Sera and Lightning would've been in New Bodhum. Sera and Snow would've gotten married.... bam! The Crystal Pillar still falls in AF 500. It would only alter the way of a handful of people in AF 3 and nothing else would change.

Lightning was on the cover because most people know FF XIII -> Lightning. Yes she doesn't have much of a role in the game, but that cover would look really boring if they had... that... damn status picture.. for Sera on it. Again... I've seen that picture of her way too many freaking times!

C-A
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#3masked_yazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/28/2013 3:38:49 PM
Gameplay wise, I don't like how this game turned into Pokemon for no reason, I can forgive the whole 2 character Only main cast but Monster Catching theme? Seriously.

I would love if I start the game again I would still hear Blinded by Light theme not that other theme for those two. And what is the name of the remix version of Blinded by Light in this game?

Whatever happened to the civil war Noel is spouting in the beginning of the game? Never been mentioned again?

I'm also surprise that Serah doesn't even have an Eidolon... Does nobody bats an eye on this? Even if they are free from there curse, but atlease there should be one.. right? Hey also for Snow... why you not use the Shiva Sisters?!

Also I'm surprise Sazh is STILL wearing the same clothes as he did in FFXIII, did the developers got lazy to update his appearance because... he is you know... RACISM!!!

Caius... I know you want to free Yeul from her cursed fate, but you know if you really want to destroy the timeline you could really have killed yourself in the first place earlier. Why can't this guy be part of my party? Geez.
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#4masked_yazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 4:50:57 AM
Just watched the Giant Mistake Ending... Now I get the Civil War Noel is talking about.
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#5CatMutoPosted 1/29/2013 6:38:22 AM
1. If you hate Monster Catching in non-Pokémon games, I know you'll hate Knight of Ratatosk. You have 'cameo' characters in your party at times, but those never gain any levels above the one they currently are, so only you're two main characters are really worthwhile. The rest are monsters, too.

2. Sera doesn't obtain an Eidolon because she is no longer a l'Cie. Remember, the ending of XIII stated that they absolutely lost all l'Cie powers and brands. How come Sera can still use magic? Well that explained that magic became somewhat a natural occurence on Pulse now... stupid, but yes. And the Shiva-Sister Bike appears in 1 Paradox Ending, but is never actively used by Snow.

3. I haven't played his episode, but doesn't he end up in Serendipity pretty much right at the end of XIII and doesn't get out until almost the end of XIII-2? And the casino doesn't seem to have any good clothing alternatives.

4. That is a good question, considering how suicide is how he died so....

C-A
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#6masked_yazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 3:25:44 PM
CatMuto posted...
2. Sera doesn't obtain an Eidolon because she is no longer a l'Cie. Remember, the ending of XIII stated that they absolutely lost all l'Cie powers and brands. How come Sera can still use magic? Well that explained that magic became somewhat a natural occurence on Pulse now... stupid, but yes. And the Shiva-Sister Bike appears in 1 Paradox Ending, but is never actively used by Snow.


Lightning and Caius were former l'Cie, how come they can still use Eidolon then? Speaking of Lightning what was she doing during the whole Final Battle?
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#7Kooler2006Posted 1/30/2013 12:12:23 AM(edited)
masked_yazoo posted...
Speaking of Lightning what was she doing during the whole Final Battle?


Requiem of the Goddess......When Caius told Serah and Noel that he defeated Lightning long before the final boss fights, he wasn't lying. Time in Valhalla does not flow the same as everywhere else
#8CatMutoPosted 1/30/2013 2:54:06 AM
masked_yazoo posted...
Lightning and Caius were former l'Cie, how come they can still use Eidolon then? Speaking of Lightning what was she doing during the whole Final Battle?


....Lightning was blesssed and became the Übervalkyrie of Valhalla.
Same with Caius, he has a goddess' freaking heart, so he can do it as well.
Although it is said Bahamut was Caius' Eidolon, considering Caius practically turns himself into Bahamut, we can debate whether it's an Eidolon or an alternate form.

C-A
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