Be honest- do you actually understand the FFXIII series story so far?

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2 years ago#1
Do you understand the storyline or not? - Results (691 votes)
Yes, it makes perfect sense. No problem
27.79% (192 votes)
192
Yes, but I only understood it after reading the wiki/datalog
25.33% (175 votes)
175
No, I don't
22.58% (156 votes)
156
No, and I'm even more confused than ever after reading the datalog/wiki
7.67% (53 votes)
53
No, but I understood the wiki/datalog perfectly, and it still doesn't make any sense no matter how you spin it
12.16% (84 votes)
84
Other
4.49% (31 votes)
31
This poll is now closed.
What do you think? Does the story make sense or not?
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2 years ago#2
Perfect sense.

Datalog is a must, so not reading it is your own fault.
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2 years ago#3
I understand the entire series, and I haven't read a single datalog entry directly explaining the story.

I really don't see why people think it's hard to understand...
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2 years ago#4
Yes and no.
On one hand, the story isn't nearly as Deep and complex as it Think it is, but really rather laughably stupid. And on the other hand, you've got some big key plot Points hidden away in datalogs that no one reads or other illogical places. "Hey, you guys wanna know what happened at the end of XIII? Well, **** you, we'll release that information in a guide. That we won't translate into English, the language the majority of you speak, or even release it outside Japan lolol".

My excuse for 'not getting it' (If I ever need one) would simply be total apathy about the whole mythos at this Point. Just can't find an excuse to care.
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2 years ago#5
kewldude475 posted...
I understand the entire series, and I haven't read a single datalog entry directly explaining the story.

I really don't see why people think it's hard to understand...


If this is true, what you think is you understanding the story may be completely different from what the creators intended. I felt the same and then almost fell off my chair when I read the wiki
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Proud and secure True Gamer
2 years ago#6
I think I understand most of it, but I keep having this burning question:

How does Motomu Toriyama keep getting work?
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2 years ago#7
BluezHighwindz posted...
I think I understand most of it, but I keep having this burning question:

How does Motomu Toriyama keep getting work?


The people love him. Can't argue with a track record of success!
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Proud and secure True Gamer
2 years ago#8
I mostly understand everything in this series, except for two things:

FF13 spoilers.







1. Why did Fang attempt to attack Vanille after agreeing to kill orphan during the cutscene in between the final boss battles.

2. During that same cutscene, when Lightning and crew returned from being ceith, why did Snow and Light apologize to Fang? She was the one who had just betrayed them, so.....? -__-
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2 years ago#9
I understand it, the only confusing part is the time travel thing in XIII-2.
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2 years ago#10
It makes perfect sense to me, and even the time travel in FFXIII-2 gave me zero problem, the only thing to understand is that it doesnt use the usual concept of time.
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