Is post-game annoying in this as well?

#1DJ_NarioPosted 12/2/2012 4:49:39 PM
I just got the Platinum Trophy for Final Fantasy XIII, and am only now inserting Final Fantasy XIII-2 for the first time.

I want to know something: does this game have annoying farmspots like the first game did? I couldn't stand relying on luck to get the Platinum Ingots to drop at Eden Hall on FFXIII, but I finally did it at 190 hours............... Seriously, that's unacceptable. There should be emphasis on skill and being tested in how well you understand the battle system, not luck and probability in hoping that ingots and traps drop.

Please let me know. Thanks.
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#2ArthellinusPosted 12/2/2012 5:22:57 PM
I would say the only part of Platinum that is unjustifiably tedious is the slot machines Fragment, but if you don't care about your game clock, you can essentially automate that process.
#3DJ_Nario(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 5:28:19 PM
Is it more or less annoying than farming for Platinum Ingots in FFXIII? And is there anything else in this game that's more annoying than farming for ingots in FFXIII? This is important, haha.
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#4tiornysPosted 12/2/2012 5:37:37 PM
Less annoying, and especially less annoying than whatever process you used. 190 hours is at least three times as much annoyance as you should have needed to endure for XIII platinum.

#5DJ_Nario(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 5:58:05 PM
No need to criticize my methods of FFXIII Platinum, I'm asking about FFXIII-2 here. These questions are important!
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#6Emerald_WyvernPosted 12/2/2012 8:42:50 PM
I 1000/1000'd XIII-2 in about.. 70 hours. Only annoyances are the slot machine fragment and fighting every monster.
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#7DJ_Nario(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2012 9:09:27 PM
Sweet, thanks. :) I can see myself 100%'ing this one and enjoying it moreso, but this is only based on what I played of the demo on Xbox 360.
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#8Thomastm3Posted 12/3/2012 1:11:38 AM
The post game is way more enjoyable, farming and raising monsters is fun, getting the fragments can be annoying tho, but nowhere near as grindy as FFXIII
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#9tiornysPosted 12/3/2012 7:36:33 AM
DJ_Nario posted...
No need to criticize my methods of FFXIII Platinum, I'm asking about FFXIII-2 here. These questions are important!

Two points: 1) I did answer your question. 2) I wasn't criticizing your methods, I was criticizing your tone. If your choices about how to play a game lead to results that you find unsatisfactory, and then you blame those results on the game instead of on your choices, you deserve to be called out. Granted, the Treasure Hunter trophy is grindy, and more so than it needed to be, but it's nowhere near 190 hours worth of grindy.

In any case, I hope you enjoy XIII-2 more than you enjoyed XIII. And at some point, you might enjoy going back to XIII and taking on some of the challenges that are designed to avoid grinding in any form.

#10DJ_Nario(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2012 12:46:15 AM
I like to savor my games, and not rush through them.
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