Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Finally

After being behind the curve on getting a chance to play this game,I finally found time this week to take a crack at it.

First off let me say that right off the bat this game surpassed my expectations. I am roughly half way through the game but I have found less to complain about than I thought.

My biggest complaint is still the battle system. I was not impressed with it in XIII and I still am not impressed with it in XIII-2. I have stated this many times, as everyone who reads my blog knows, FF needs to go back to the turn based battle system and eliminated the retry. If yoy you strategy and a little common sense, why would you need to retry? The retry makes for lazy battles and takes the fun out of it.

Another complaint I have, up to where I am, is the lack of playable characters. Yes you have all the monsters to choose from but it’s not the same as using a person. The monsters play no part in the story line so it feels like they got lazy and didnt want to develop back story for characters.

The only other complaint I have is the quiz system. It sucks! Enough said.

Now for the things I like that have stood out in the game. I will more or less just list them as I hope to come back later and go into much more depth. For starters I like how I have the ability to roam around again. I hated the linear feel of XIII. I love that the chocobo races are back. I love how beautiful they have incorporated the original characters into the story. This was one of the biggest surprises to me. And to finish off my likes as of where I am is Mog.

As always I look forward to your comments and hope to see you at the forums!

Final Fantasy Wallpapers – Other

Here are a few random wallpapers for Final Fantasy that I rotate on my computer that I thought you might like.

Althalus 🙂

Best Final Fantasy Character (Part I)

I had a very difficult time trying to determine who I believed to be the best Final Fantasy character. I finally decided it would be best to break it up into two parts – main character and supporting character. This post will cover the Best Final Fantasy Supporting Character and Part II will cover the Best Final Fantasy Main Character.

Even in trying to decide who the best supporting character was I still am having trouble narrowing it down from two. There are two that stand out in my mind and I have decided that for now I will call it a tie! But who are thy you may ask? Here are the results

The nominees are
Mog and Boco!

When it comes to supporting characters of Final Fantasy both Mog and Boco stand out above all others.

Boco, or Boko (ボコ, Boko?) is a recurring chocobo name in the Final Fantasy series. Boco often plays an important role as one of the main characters’ chocobo, or otherwise as a notable chocobo in the game.

Moogles (モーグリ, Mōguri?) are a recurring race in the Final Fantasy series. The name moogle (or Moguri in Japanese, Spanish and Italian and Mogry in German) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words for mole (mogura) and bat (komori). They first appeared in Final Fantasy III and have appeared in some capacity in every main series game since, with the exception of Final Fantasy IV.

The importance of moogles to the plot varies from game to game, ranging from playable characters to simple cameos. Several, such as Mog, Stiltzkin, Artemicion and Montblanc, have made repeated appearances. Although their appearance has changed throughout games, they can easily be recognized by the small wings, usually pink or white fur and a pom-pom hanging from their heads. Moogles are generally mild tempered and like to eat vines and fictional Kupo Nuts.

With the roles that both play in the Final Fantasy series it is too hard to determine the winner between the two. Don’t you agree???

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