Final Fantasy XIII (2009)
"Fainaru Fantajî XIII" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  9 March 2010 (USA)
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In a futuristic city, a group of adventurers must fight the government forces controlled by an alien force to stop its plan to destroy the world.

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Snow Villiers (voice)
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Sazh Katzroy (voice)
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Hope Estheim (voice)
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Oerba Yun Fang (voice)
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Serah Farron (voice)
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Maqui (voice)
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Yuj (voice)
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Nora Estheim (voice)
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In a futuristic city, a group of adventurers must fight the government forces controlled by an alien force to stop its plan to destroy the world.

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The battle within begins.


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According to the president and CEO of Square Enix, Inc., John Yamamoto, one of Leona Lewis's song called "My Hands" will replace the original Japanese theme song for the US and European release as well as the recently released Japan-only International version on Xbox 360. See more »

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During battle sequences, Snow's trench coat has artwork on the back; however, in the field, there's nothing there. These designs serve as Snow's equipable "weapon" as the design changes as the player equips new weapons. Equipped weapons appear in battle and do not appear in the field for any of the characters. See more »

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[first lines]
Oerba Dia Vanille: [narrating] The thirteen days after we awoke were the beginning of the end.
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Follows Final Fantasy: Unlimited (2001) See more »

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My Hands
From the album "Echo"
Used courtesy of J Records/Syco Music
Vocalist: Leona Lewis
Lyricsts: Arnthor Birgisson and Ina Wroldsen
Composers: Arnthor Birgisson and Ina Wroldsen
Producer: Arnthor Birgisson
Mixing Engineer: Manny Marroquin
Assistant Mixing Engineers: Christian Plata and Erik Madrid
Recording Engineers: Rich Cooper, Seth Waldmann, and Neil Tucker
Recording and Mixing Studios: British Grove Studios, London; Conway Studios, Los Angeles; Dean Street Studios,
London; Metropolis Studios, London; The Vault, Sweden; Mixed at Larrabee Sound Studio, North Hollywood
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Visually one of the most beautiful games ever made,but other than that a bit underwhelming
30 April 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It is clear that FF13 tries to innovate the franchise in order to compete with other next gen titles. And while I also think that some changes have to be made it shouldn't lose it's charm of the old JPRG genre we learned to love. Visually FF13 is the most beautiful game of the PS3 at the moment (Although I assume it will be just as beautiful on the xbox 360). Game play wise it is still Final Fantasy,only much more linear (until Chapter 11) with side quests and secret areas to explore. However I must say that the sudden rise in difficulty is a bit shocking. Because clearing the first 10 chapters didn't require much grinding,in Chapter 11 is a must since even the tiniest monsters can beat you in a whim. The new battle system takes time getting used to. And when yo do you will experience one of the most fun and intense battle system created in the genre. But it can be off putting in the beginning since it seems almost too easy in the beginning. In Chapter 11 you will find out however that it is pretty deep and that the first 10 chapters have served as some sort of training levels. (I must add that in the beginning I really missed the old turn based strategy system,but the fights wouldn't have been as intense at it is now.) So visually and game play wise there is nothing wrong. Story wise however this part just falls short. Yes the cut scenes were brilliant and yes there were some solid moments where you learn to care for the characters. Only in my opinion not enough. Not everything is explained in the cut scenes. Most of the background story is explained in the datalog. But even then it is hard to make sense what the purpose of your characters are to defeat the villains. The villains in FF13 aren't as evil as they were in the earlier parts of the franchise. The story wasn't as engaging as it could have been. And to me that is just as important as the visuals and the game play. I'm still playing this game even after finishing the main story for the side quest monsters who are brutally more difficult than the end boss. Overall Final Fantasy 13 is still one of the best games on the next gen consoles. Only people who expect a story as engaging as the for example FF10 will be disappointed.


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