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!
Althalus

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 XBox 360 Trophies


Yesterday, I gave you the trophies that could be earned on PS3. Today I want to take the time to list the trophies for the 360.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 on the XBox 360 will have 31 trophies. The trophy that doesn’t exist for the XBox 360 but does for the PS3 is ‘Master of Time’.

Choco-boco-holic  
Spent a fortune at shops.  
Clock Stopper  
Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies.  
Staggering  
Staggered a significant number of enemies.  
Quick Draw  
Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes.  
Wild Thing  
Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times.  
No Retreat  
Fought a significant number of battles without using the “Retry” option.  
Strategist  
Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts.  
Budding Hunter  
Defeated an army’s worth of enemies.  
 
Secret Achievements
 
Early Riser  
Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed.  
Time Traveler  
Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time.  
Future Espier  
Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.  
Past Gazer  
Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.  
Threat Facer  
Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.  
Sooth Seeker  
Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber.  
Promise Keeper  
Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind.  
Trigger Finger  
Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards.  
Anomalous  
Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending.  
Epic Finisher  
Followed the story to its conclusion.  
Saddle Sore  
Went the distance on chocobo-back.  
Serendipitous  
Amassed a fortune in casino coins.  
Fragmented  
Completed an entire fragment category.  
Defragmented  
Completed every fragment category.  
Scarlet Medal  
Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise.  
Cerulean Medal  
Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill.  
Obsidian Medal  
Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution.  
Supreme Being  
Fully developed all abilities.  
Big Game Hunter  
Defeated every worthy opponent.  
Giant’s Fist  
Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack.  
Beast Tamer  
Befriended a most unfriendly monster.  
Fair Fighter  
Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms.  
Chronosavior  
Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world.  

Reference: Xbox360Achievements
Althalus 🙂

Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Trophies


When it comes to Final Fantasy, getting the trophies are not very high on my priority list, atleast not the first play through. I want to enjoy the game and the story. Now once I have enjoyed the game and the story I believe it is time to take a look at completing the trophies. I am one of those people that believe if you are going to play a game, then play it all. This includes the trophies.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have 32 trophies that a player can earn. Here they are.

Master of Time
Mastered the timeline and obtained every trophy available.

23.35%
Uncommon
Early Riser
Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed.

94.06%
Common
Time Traveler
Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time.

88.39%
Common
Future Espier
Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.

82.65%
Common
Past Gazer
Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal.

80.11%
Common
Threat Facer
Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.

72.03%
Common
Sooth Seeker
Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber.

60.63%
Common
Promise Keeper
Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind.

57.99%
Common
Trigger Finger
Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards.

48.68%
Uncommon
Anomalous
Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending.

26.42%
Uncommon
Epic Finisher
Followed the story to its conclusion.

52.53%
Common
Saddle Sore
Went the distance on chocobo-back.

30.91%
Uncommon
Serendipitous
Amassed a fortune in casino coins.

31.69%
Uncommon
Choco-boco-holic
Spent a fortune at shops.

57.51%
Common
Clock Stopper
Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies.

29.54%
Uncommon
Fragmented
Completed an entire fragment category.

52.59%
Common
Defragmented
Completed every fragment category.

26.90%
Uncommon
Scarlet Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise.

51.72%
Common
Cerulean Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill.

63.05%
Common
Obsidian Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution.

46.38%
Uncommon
Staggering
Staggered a significant number of enemies.

85.96%
Common
Quick Draw
Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes.

83.84%
Common
Wild Thing
Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times.

45.01%
Uncommon
No Retreat
Fought a significant number of battles without using the “Retry” option.

85.29%
Common
Strategist
Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts.

37.74%
Uncommon
Budding Hunter
Defeated an army’s worth of enemies.

86.92%
Common
Supreme Being
Fully developed all abilities.

36.81%
Uncommon
Big Game Hunter
Defeated every worthy opponent.

35.14%
Uncommon
Giant’s Fist
Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack.

32.70%
Uncommon
Beast Tamer
Befriended a most unfriendly monster.

31.17%
Uncommon
Fair Fighter
Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms.

28.71%
Uncommon
Chronosavior
Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world.

36.35%
Uncommon

References PSNProfiles

As always I hope you found this information useful and I hope you join me over at the forums to talk Final Fantasy
Althalus 🙂