Today, I finally beat the plot to Final Fantasy XIII-2 (I had watched Holly beat it before), one of my favorite games of all time. Not an easy thing to say, in the face even of the rest of the Final Fantasy series, much less the rest of videogamedom. Nonetheless, say it I do. The game is rare, in that it is a sequel in the Final Fantasy series; however, this has advantages, as it gets to draw from the world and characters from Final Fantasy XIII, while adding to them and growing.
With the totally new idea of a Final Fantasy trilogy coming together here soon – Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns comes out in a couple of weeks – it seemed like a good time to recommend this series as a whole to you. I figure people are at all sorts of points in this series… started but not done with XIII, a game plagued with a long straight-forward tutorial-like opening… done with XIII but not through XIII-2… into but not done with XIII-2 like I was so recently… or, like us, perhaps done with XIII-2 and excited for Lightning Returns. The demo for which came out today (or so)…
I want to write a deeper, spoiler-filled review of XIII-2, and I will likely do that in the days to come. And Holly played the Lightning Returns demo tonight, so I’ll let her do a review of that. For now, I want to go spoiler-light, and talk through reasons to play, or at least get through, this series, at a good time to do so – with the end coming out here soon!
Posted in Gaming, Time Travel, Video Games
Tagged Fabula Nova Crystallis, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIII-3, Lightning, Lightning Returns, Snow, SquareEnix
There are so many Final Fantasy games and in all of those games there are so many heroes. Even with so many heroes there have always been those that stand out. Some of the stories are good as a whole, but then you will sometimes have one character that stands out. Either it is an action they performed or the abilities that they are granted that make them stand out. They are not necessarily the strongest characters, but they do have to have a unique aspect that makes them stand out from the group. Starting out Final Fantasy just had the generic fighter, white mage, rogue, black mage, red mage, etc, but as time went on each of the heroes had a personality and a specialty that separated them out from each other. So here are my favorites of all the heroes that Final Fantasy has introduced over the years. Continue reading
Posted in Good and Evil, Lists, Video Games
Tagged Auron, Balthier, Cait Sith, Cid Highwind, favorites, Final Fantasy, Shadow, Snow, Vivi