Why didd FFXIII-2 sell less than X-2?

#61FireMage7777Posted 10/6/2012 2:52:51 PM
Kagayaku08 posted...
FireMage7777 posted...
Kagayaku08 posted...
FireMage7777 posted...


Sure it does. It illustrates that you're wrong


no.


Yes. The fact that could decide whether to do Bevelle first or Miihen, or could just do the story stuff, etc. are all factors that make X-2 less linear than X. You're wrong, admit it


no


Whether you admit it or not, regardless, you're STILL wrong...and really that's all that matters about that
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#62VekkererPosted 10/6/2012 3:03:22 PM
Kagayaku08 posted...
if i had said FF 13 outsold FF 9 and thus is "good" while FF9 is "bad" wonder what vekkerer and the rest here would have said?

as to why it sold less: whole different economic situation.


Why are you dragging me into that? I've never bothered to use sales=quality as an argument, I despise it.
If I cared, I probably would've called you a fool.
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#63nemesiskite55Posted 10/6/2012 3:03:35 PM
kupo1705 posted...
Vekkerer posted...
Well X-2 was good. I'd build a reasoning around that fact.


No it's not.


What's not good about seeing animu-like girls change clothes mid-battle?

Seriously though, I thought the mid-battle class-changing was a neat addition
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#64kupo1705Posted 10/6/2012 3:04:34 PM
nemesiskite55 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
Vekkerer posted...
Well X-2 was good. I'd build a reasoning around that fact.


No it's not.


What's not good about seeing animu-like girls change clothes mid-battle?

Seriously though, I thought the mid-battle class-changing was a neat addition


I don't want to see that.
#65KevinCCPosted 10/6/2012 3:11:54 PM
"X-2 was an awesome game. I was a little hesitant at first with the 3 female girly pop thing it had going, but once I accepted it I truely appreciated the awesome gameplay."

This. My hesitance was from just how "girly" the outfits and names were ("Garment Grids" with "Dresspheres" of miniature sizes... and Yuna's running animation), but when I focused on the gameplay, I realized how well-crafted it is. The Job-changing during battle adds another layer of potential strategy (though a White Mage spamming Pray defeats most encounters and gets her all her spells in Chapter 1...).

I'm doing the same with FFVI right now, replaying it to try to complete it... I've noticed the incredible depth of characterization this time, especially on leading ladies Terra and Celes. I'm about ready to have it join 8, 12, 4, and 5 in my personal Top 5 FFs (My main-series list is odd, excluding XIOnline, XIVOnline ("Online" in the title DQs them and I haven't played them), XIII, and XIII-2 (No PS3/360 means I haven't played them), but including X-2).
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...as opposed to an average game.
#66nemesiskite55Posted 10/6/2012 3:12:41 PM
kupo1705 posted...
nemesiskite55 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
Vekkerer posted...
Well X-2 was good. I'd build a reasoning around that fact.


No it's not.


What's not good about seeing animu-like girls change clothes mid-battle?

Seriously though, I thought the mid-battle class-changing was a neat addition


I don't want to see that.


It was in jest, son.
Hence why I added the "seriously" part
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#67CTBradumsPosted 10/6/2012 3:18:14 PM
Two reasons:

1. XIII was terrible, X was not.

2. Back when X-2 came out, Square-Enix was still on top of the gaming world and hadn't trudged down the road of terrible games and sequels. Now, we're more than aware of Square-Enix's track record with sequels and games, and it's not as positive as it once was.
#68Allied77Posted 10/6/2012 3:22:20 PM
It pains me to say it, but X-2 has more coherent substance than XIII-2. That, and FFX was a good game, so naturally more people clamored at the thought of a sequel. XIII? Not so much. It's the game that's spiraling FF into its last days.
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#69rokkumanPosted 10/6/2012 3:53:59 PM
Both X-2 and XIII-2 have decent enough gameplay, but I lost brain cells playing both.
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#70kupo1705Posted 10/6/2012 3:54:30 PM
nemesiskite55 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
nemesiskite55 posted...
kupo1705 posted...
Vekkerer posted...
Well X-2 was good. I'd build a reasoning around that fact.


No it's not.


What's not good about seeing animu-like girls change clothes mid-battle?

Seriously though, I thought the mid-battle class-changing was a neat addition


I don't want to see that.


It was in jest, son.
Hence why I added the "seriously" part


I know.