Why do people praise X as one of the best but hate XIII?

#21kupo1705Posted 2/26/2013 9:12:20 AM
XIII is linear in more ways than one.

X isn't more (ok, maybe a bit more) linear than the previous games.
The previous ones were very linear as well, you just didn't notice it because they allowed you to travel to the next location on a world map, giving you the illusion you could go anywhere you wanted.
There are some exception such as the first one, and the second half of FFVI, but overall they're all linear.
FFXIII took this to the extreme by not allowing you to do anything but walk forward.
#22KittenSndwchmkrPosted 2/26/2013 9:22:49 AM
BlueDragmire posted...
(This is like the 8th bloody time I've answered this topic.)

I think FFXIII repeated many of FFX's worst mistakes:
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- Straight-line world
- Too many cutscenes and characters talking

And then FFXIII add all kinds of new mistakes.


Couldn't say it better.
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#23darkphoenix181Posted 2/26/2013 10:01:43 AM
X was actually fun and had towns.
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#24KittenSndwchmkrPosted 2/26/2013 10:03:09 AM
darkphoenix181 posted...
Most nostalgic games: FF6-FF8, Megaman Legends 1-2, Legends of Legaia, Starcraft 1, Metal Gear Solid 1, Xenosaga ep 1, Champions of Norrath 1-2.


Legend of Legaia.
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#25Elice_CarolPosted 2/26/2013 11:25:52 AM
X is coolio and XIII is swell.
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#26RomangeloPosted 2/26/2013 11:28:38 AM
Toriyama made XIII in the same way he made X.

the difference is X has the best story in the video game history, XIII only has L'Cie crap.
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#27zodiac_swordPosted 2/26/2013 11:32:17 AM
Romangelo posted...
X has the best story in the video game history


http://youtu.be/FopyRHHlt3M
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#28VekkererPosted 2/26/2013 11:39:02 AM(edited)
Everything X did poorly, XIII did even worse. With the exception of the battle system, I can't see how anyone can take the core elements of XIII; Plot, characters, gameplay and world; and claim that it did either of those things better then the 'Serious Era games' did.


People are perfectly free to like XIII more then they like X, that goes without saying. But at least see logic.


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#29VanilleHopenPosted 2/26/2013 12:13:22 PM
If you don't see similarities between the two games you are blind.....

infact the reason I loved ffxiii so much is because it reminded me of ff x...

They are probably my two favorites in the series.
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#30darkphoenix181Posted 2/26/2013 12:19:48 PM
VanilleHopen posted...
If you don't see similarities between the two games you are blind.....

infact the reason I loved ffxiii so much is because it reminded me of ff x...

They are probably my two favorites in the series.


Where can I run around town talking to people in FFXIII?
Also in X I can win most normal battles with the summons alone and pretty stinkin quickly. Please tell me how I can do this in FFXIII.
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