Never played FF13, got this game as a gift

#18bitPunkPosted 3/15/2013 11:45:51 PM
Is there anything I need to know? or can I just jump right into the story?

My bro bought me this game a while back. I watched him play a few areas in FF13 and thought the dialogue was just terrible, and he had other complaints, so I never played it.
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#2ExternicaPosted 3/16/2013 5:22:58 AM
The title screen gives you a recap of the events of FF13. So you can read through them, if you feel like knowing what happened.

Other than that, having a save file from FF13 will unlock some kind of crystal key-item, which raises the odds of being successful in the casino. However, not by much. But if you're going for all Trophies/Fragments, that thing migth be helpful.
You'll also unlock some extras.

Well, other than that? The gameplay is a little bit different, but as you never played the first, you'd hardly notice. So, just jump in, ejoy the game.
And if you like it, feel free to give FFXIII a try as well. The game isn't as bad, as the fan reaction make it sound like. It reminded me a lot of FFX.
In fact, I thought the first one would be bad and gave it a try, so I could complain as well. (Also, you can find used copies for a good deal).
The first chapters of the game were pathetical easy and the story didn't pick up before the halfway point, but I found it to be enjoyable.
#3DoramiPosted 3/16/2013 11:50:23 AM(edited)
I'm actually plaything through this game without having played FF13.

No. The datalog and infodump dialogs give you what you need as far as the setting goes. If you want to know more, you can read the primers. I can say that without reading the primer, you won't feel lost as to what's going on, though I can't guarantee that you won't come to some wrong interpretations of events. You get a tutorial on the battle system, which gradually unlocks over the first two areas, so you won't be lost there either.
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#4deimos91Posted 3/29/2013 9:01:50 PM
Externica posted...
The title screen gives you a recap of the events of FF13. So you can read through them, if you feel like knowing what happened.

Other than that, having a save file from FF13 will unlock some kind of crystal key-item, which raises the odds of being successful in the casino. However, not by much. But if you're going for all Trophies/Fragments, that thing migth be helpful.
You'll also unlock some extras.

Well, other than that? The gameplay is a little bit different, but as you never played the first, you'd hardly notice. So, just jump in, ejoy the game.
And if you like it, feel free to give FFXIII a try as well. The game isn't as bad, as the fan reaction make it sound like. It reminded me a lot of FFX.
In fact, I thought the first one would be bad and gave it a try, so I could complain as well. (Also, you can find used copies for a good deal).
The first chapters of the game were pathetical easy and the story didn't pick up before the halfway point, but I found it to be enjoyable.


i agree it is like 10 just a little more guided in area design
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#5KayoubiPosted 4/2/2013 5:42:38 AM
XIII-2 is a special case where it is a bad idea to jump right in not just because it's a sequel but because it's playing off an alternate retelling of events. But it's playable just to enjoy the game.

You just won't get that nice feeling when you bump into snow or hope again.