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Monday, 13 February 2012

Toriyama'd

For those of you who have reached this post by searching "Toriyama'd" to find out what it actually means, it refers to how you should expect games directed by him to troll you incessantly and make absolutely no sense. Been screwed over by XII-2? You just got Toriyama'd my friend.

I didn't include this in my review for spoiler reasons, but I really need to vent about the ending to Final Fantasy XIII-2. Probably the worst ending in the entire series, and a desperate grab for a sequel, be it XIII-3 or a DLC. This post contains major spoiler, and by major spoilers, I mean I'll basically be describing exactly what happens. Read at your own risk, and all that jazz.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2: For the love of Etro!


I loved Final Fantasy XIII. It's one of my favourite games in the series, and I was looking forward to this game a great deal, so imagine my joy when I got it two days before it officially was released! Whoo! Anyway, I have a lot to say about this game, so grab the popcorn... or not, because my general opinion breaks down to "Great, but not as fantastic as it should have been."

I'll start with the plot, why not. Basically, Lightning has gone missing, and Serah is the only person who seems to remember her. One night in New Bodhum, Noel Kreiss (which is pronounced curiously similar to Noel Christ) falls from the sky, and he and Serah go on a journey through time to find Lightning while solving mysterious time paradoxes. Meanwhile, they are pursued by Caius Ballad, who see's them as contradictions, which means they must be eliminated.