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Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII EU box art.jpg
European Final Fantasy XIII box art featuring Lightning
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Producer(s) Yoshinori Kitase
Designer(s) Motomu Toriyama
Toshiro Tsuchida
Yoshinori Kitase
Artist(s) Tetsuya Nomura
Nao Ikeda
Isamu Kamikokuryou
Writer(s) Motomu Toriyama
Daisuke Watanabe
Yukie Hirano
Harunori Sakemi
Composer(s) Masashi Hamauzu
Series Final Fantasy
Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII
Engine Crystal Tools
Native resolution 720p (PlayStation 3)[1]
576p (Xbox 360)[2]
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) JP December 17, 2009[3]
NA/EU/AUS March 9, 2010[4][5]
Genre(s) Console role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) CERO: B
ESRB: T[6]
OFLC: M[7]
PEGI: 16
Media Blu-ray Disc (PlayStation 3)
3 DVD DL (Xbox 360)
Input methods Gamepad
.Final Fantasy XIII (ファイナルファンタジーXIII Fainaru Fantajī Sātīn?) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix and is the thirteenth installment in the Final Fantasy series.^ The former is a long-running Japanese role-playing game series published by Square-Enix.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.It was released for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system in Japan on December 17, 2009 and in North America and PAL regions on March 9, 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.^ Xbox 360 2009 Releases (1) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Announcement Coming On Friday 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 owns america while PS3 owns japan and most of Europe.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.First appearing at E3 2006, Final Fantasy XIII is the flagship title of the Fabula Nova Crystallis collection of Final Fantasy games and is the first game to utilize Square-Enix's Crystal Tools engine.^ X360 is gettin' 1 of the Final Fantasy titles!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The game features both futuristic and natural elements; it is set between a land of wilderness and the high-tech world above it.^ Both of these games are open-world sandbox titles featuring superpowered antiheroes who begin to realize a host of awesome abilities with which to distribute justice and/or malice as they see fit.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The game takes this a little farther, though, by placing the setting in a world which is totally futuristic, unlike FF VI's world where there were only a few futuristic settings (Figaro, Vector, etc.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Following the story of main protagonist Lightning, Square Enix describes the theme of the game as "those who resist the world".[8] Final Fantasy XIII was generally well received on release, with a Metacritic aggregate score of 83 for both versions.^ It features both the classic prelude theme and the final fantasy theme.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[9][10]

Gameplay

Battle system

.The concept for Final Fantasy XIII's battle system is to maintain the strategic nature of command-based battles.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The system stemmed from a desire to create battles similar to those found in Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.^ Final fantasy VII .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Square Enix is currently working with clothing designers "ROEN" to create some outfits for the characters of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Now Playing Posted Feb 27, 2009 3:04 (64,235 views) Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .Like those in Final Fantasy XII, enemies are integrated into the world environment, but by contrast, battles do not take place in the same field.^ It's the theme song to Final Fantasy XII. .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now Playing Posted Apr 30, 2008 6:59 (2061 views) This is a Final Fantasy VIII video I hope you like it !
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arriving on Galuf's world, they find him pitched in a battle against ExDeath, a tree into which all of the evil forces in that world had been summoned.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Instead, there is a short transition and players are transported to a new battle screen, separate from the main playing world.^ Main problem right now is that it seems there is no way around the fact that you need a separate copy of the new instance.
  • WineHQ - Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC appdb.winehq.org [Source type: General]

^ Famitsu also released a bunch of new screens showing the 'Optima Change' ability in battle, and some better quality shots of Sahz's son Dodge (Dahj).
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Each game is evolving in its own direction and take place in separate worlds with their own main characters.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[12] .The Active Time Battle (ATB) system returns, but works differently from its predecessors.^ Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ The videos give us a glimpse at how the battle system works, some of the plot, and a handful of new playable and non-playable characters...
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, after some time, the hero returns from his dissapearence (he dissapeared after the battle) and forms the rebellion, and tries to rescue the princess.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

Users are able to chain large numbers of commands together in order to achieve attack bonuses.[13]
The Final Fantasy XIII battle system, with the option to use "Paradigm Shift"
.The first battle system was shown during the E3 2006, but it was only a prototype.^ February 21, 2008 in Other 11 The game was announced during the final E3 2006, and is one of the Playstation 3's biggest third party exlusive titles.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Now Playing Posted May 18, 2006 1:22 (23854 views) FFXIII Teaser shown at E3 2k6 Sony press conference.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game brings back a variation of SaGa Frontier's battle system, as well as an all-new "duel" one-on-one battle system, and reintroduces the breakable weapons from the first SaGa games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.A new interface was shown in September 2009 by Square Enix in various Japanese magazines and trailers (depicted in the image adjacent).^ May 25, 2009 in Industry News 1 "What is Square Enix expecting?
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ October 06, 2007 in News 18 "Final Fantasy XIII Other products by Square Enix Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ January 16, 2009 in News 10 "The news emerged as Square Enix, the game's developers, reported their latest set of financial results and delivered projections for the coming year.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.In battle, the player can only control one character at a time out of a party of up to three.^ The player controls one of three ships: The Endymion FRS Mks.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Multiple commands can be stacked into slots per turn and released at the same time to form a combo.^ Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ The PS3 and 360 versions will be released at the same time outside of Japan -- although, due to language and other conditions, the game may not be released simultaneously across territories."
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

The number of command slots increases as the characters grow in strength.[13] .These commands include series staples such as Attack, Fire, Blizzard and Cure, as well as new ones such as the non-elemental Ruin and Ruinaga.^ The game brings back a variation of SaGa Frontier's battle system, as well as an all-new "duel" one-on-one battle system, and reintroduces the breakable weapons from the first SaGa games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ And weapons have a limited life as well - all weapons and items can be only used a limited amount of times before they break and new ones must replace them.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ One of the popular Summons from the Final Fantasy Series , it seems that he may very well be getting a game of his own.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[14][15] .The difference between XIII's battle system and the ATB gauge is that these commands can still be placed in the slots even though the bar has run out, and the actions will be executed once the required slots are filled up.^ Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Whether inputting singular commands in each slot for consecutive attacks, or expending multiple slots at once to activate a devastating blow, it’s up to the players to respond effectively to the battle conditions at hand.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ An interesting thing though; While FFXI was running, I turned on the system monitor and noticed that FFXI was causing my CPU to run at 100% at nearly any time...
  • WineHQ - Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC appdb.winehq.org [Source type: General]

.The game does not make use of MP but introduces "cost points" for each command, which determine how many times the commands can be used per turn.^ How many endings are in this game?
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ How does magic work in this game?
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ How many secret characters are in this game?
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Because magic cannot be used outside of battle, the Hit Point (HP) of the party is completely restored after each battle.^ Following the battle, the Mana Family feared that the tree could once again be used for evil purposes, and therefore decided to seal the shrine with a magical pendant.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ HP: Hit Points.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[13]
When engaging an enemy, the camera moves to another position and the battle menu appears, making the battle transitions nearly seamless.[16] .The after-battle victory screen in XIII holds information such as the time it took to finish the battle, the highest number of combos executed, the number of break attacks and the quality of battle which is determined by a ranking of one to five stars.^ Famitsu also released a bunch of new screens showing the 'Optima Change' ability in battle, and some better quality shots of Sahz's son Dodge (Dahj).
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ New this time for XIII is the introduction of a new, long blonde haired, female along with what appears to be an epic battle for a crystal.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Miss Razz via www.eurogamer.net 184 rate Final Fantasy Versus XIII " On-hold " until FFXIII is finished.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The party will be able to purchase new weapons in the game for use in battle.^ Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ I would still throw any new xbox game into the puddle that was in my way to step on while I stroll to a used copy of Heavely Sword.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The game brings back a variation of SaGa Frontier's battle system, as well as an all-new "duel" one-on-one battle system, and reintroduces the breakable weapons from the first SaGa games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[17]
.A "Stagger State" is one of the new features of the Final Fantasy XIII battle system.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The enemy becomes staggered when a chain combo has been maintained for a certain period of time on an enemy, filling its stagger bar to maximum. .When a high level combo has been achieved, the enemy will glow orange and enter this state for a limited time, during which the player will be able to inflict high amounts of damage and, if the Launch ability has been learned, may knock enemies high into the air, disabling the enemy's moves.^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ And weapons have a limited life as well - all weapons and items can be only used a limited amount of times before they break and new ones must replace them.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Every character can move and attack, but can learn new abilities depending on how many "job points" the party has acquired.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

The chain bar will gradually deplete during this period; when it becomes empty, the break state ends.

Roles and Paradigms

.The "Role" system exists in order to control what abilities are available to characters in battle.^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The videos give us a glimpse at how the battle system works, some of the plot, and a handful of new playable and non-playable characters...
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Although similar in battle-style to Nintendo's Legend of Zelda, it differs greatly because of the presence of a good storyline and the ability to develop, and more importantly, control the development of, your character.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Rather than having all abilities available to characters as they are learned, abilities are restricted to certain Roles, similar to the Job system of previous installments.^ Each character, in addition to his job, can use one ability learned from any class.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Instead, the characters have various "jobs" which they can perform - they can be a fighter, mage, thief, ninja, etc.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The Japanese version's Roles are Attacker, Blaster, Defender, Enhancer, Jammer, and Healer, while the English localization calls them Commando, Ravager, Sentinel, Synergist, Saboteur and Medic, respectively.^ Also, the "Black" items for Cecil in the American version of the game were called the "Hades" items in the Japanese version.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Commandos use physical attacks, slowing the rate of stagger decay and striking for high damage, especially with a high stagger percentage, while Ravagers use elemental abilities like Blizzard and Thundaga, greatly increasing the stagger bar.^ Monsters don't have the ability to use any items, but generally have high HP and must continue to eat the meat of stronger monsters if they wish to continue to develop.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Other attributes are like elements, which controls what type of attack the dragon uses, and normal attacks(claws and teeth!
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Synergists use buffs like Shell and Brave to enhance the party's characters, while Saboteurs use debuffs like DeShell and Bio to hinder the enemy.^ During the course of the game, each character acquires one gear which they can call during combat to use against larger & stronger enemies.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ In the Japanese version of the game, Secret Character #2 refers to himself as "ore" (pronounced like "olay") which means "I" in Japanese, but the word "ore" can only be used by men.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ If you are one of all the people that like to play more than one character at a time I believe you will find this most useful.
  • WineHQ - Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC appdb.winehq.org [Source type: General]

.Sentinels provoke enemies, absorb enemy attacks and counterattack, while Medics exclusively heal, using abilities like Cura, Raise, and Esuna.^ Other attributes are like elements, which controls what type of attack the dragon uses, and normal attacks(claws and teeth!
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

Roles, with a specific purpose in mind for each, are the only means by which to direct ally AI.
.Each character may only take on one role at a time, and each combination of three Roles for a given party is called a Paradigm (Optima in Japan).^ Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Consisting of various combinations of the game’s six roles, ranging from Commando , the offensive specialist, to Medic, the quintessential healer, paradigms allow players to respond and adapt instantly to any given situation to turn the tide and seize victory.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Up to six Paradigm combinations may be stored in a Paradigm Deck at any one time.^ Now Playing Posted May 13, 2007 3:13 (4957 views) One of the greatest opening sequences of all time.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While Square has usually dedicated itself to one console at a time, the rumor mill says that Final Fantasy XI may appear on more than one console.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Toroia (from FF IV): This city may have been named after Troy, a city belonging to the Persian Empire of ancient times, which was famous for one particular woman.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.During battle, players may switch between them on-the-fly, called a Paradigm Shift (Optima Change in Japan).^ Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Famitsu also released a bunch of new screens showing the 'Optima Change' ability in battle, and some better quality shots of Sahz's son Dodge (Dahj).
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[18] .Timing Paradigm Shifts correctly can fill the ATB gauges, making switching frequently in battle an advantage.^ Experience the Unity of Speed and Strategy with the Ultimate Active Time Battle system – The familiar system has evolved, granting players the freedom of executing numerous commands in a single turn with the multi-slot ATB gauge.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Adapt to the Ever-Changing Tide of Battle with Paradigms – A brand-new game mechanic enabling players to assign roles to their party members at any time during battle, shifting between combat paradigms.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Jobs played an integral part in the game, and jobs could be switched at any time (as long as there were Capacity Points, which were acquired by winning battles).
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

The Crystarium

.The leveling system for the game is called the Crystarium system which resembles the Sphere Grid in Final Fantasy X.^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Tactics is not a typical Final Fantasy game.
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^ Future Final Fantasy games will be on the PlayStation 2.
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[19] .Instead of gaining experience points after winning a battle, characters gain Crystogen Points (CP) which can then be spent in order to unlock abilities and increase attributes such as maximum HP. Every character has a Crystarium, and within it, different sections corresponding to each Role the character has available.^ However, as they gain "job points" in battle, they can take on different jobs.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Jobs played an integral part in the game, and jobs could be switched at any time (as long as there were Capacity Points, which were acquired by winning battles).
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^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
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.The Crystarium is not initially available within the game, and only becomes available through story sequences.^ In FF I, the characters start out with fixed jobs but get promoted to better jobs roughly halfway through the game, and in the others, the characters can learn new jobs as they become available in their various methods.
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After that point, levels in the Crystarium become unlocked as the story progresses, essentially capping the amount of growth that can be achieved in the middle of the game. .Every character initially specializes in up to three Roles, and the other Roles are not available in their Crystariums until much later in the game; the Roles that the character does not specialize in have much smaller upgrade paths, providing fewer strength, magic and HP upgrade points, as well as fewer abilities than a specialist has access to.^ How does magic work in this game?
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^ Other than that, the gameplay is far more refined than the first FF game: additions like specific places to put armor, ability to save anywhere on the world map, additions of face graphics and more detailed menus, all serve as a great stepping-stone to later Final Fantasy games.
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^ It was vastly different from any other RPG available for the NES, as well as being one of the best RPGs in its time.
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Summons

.The classic summoned creatures called Eidolons (as they were named in Final Fantasy IV DS and Final Fantasy IX) return in Final Fantasy XIII.^ Where did the name "Final Fantasy" come from?
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^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each character possesses only one Eidolon that is summoned from a crystal that sprouts from the character's mark of l'Cie.^ In Gestalt Mode , characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
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^ Reality: There are only two secret characters in Final Fantasy VI, one sasquatch and one mime, and no more than that.
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[13] The Eidolons include series staples Odin, Shiva, Alexander, and Bahamut, and newcomers Hecatoncheir and Brynhildr.[20] .When summoned, the Eidolon stay in battle while the characters accompanying the summoner leaves the party.^ Characters may switch between these jobs any time they are not in battle, but as they stay in a job and earn experience in it, they learn abilities in these jobs.
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[21] .There is also a new feature called "Gestalt Mode" (known as "Driving Mode" in Japan), which when activated joins the summoned and its summoner; Snow can ride and steer the combined Shiva Sisters which is a motorcycle, Vanille's Hecatoncheir can transform into a bipedal mech with machine gun turrets in which she can control, and Sazh can ride and steer Brynhildr as a race car.^ In Gestalt Mode , characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
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^ Shiva Sisters attack Snow, who manages to tame them.
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^ [Snow fights them until, the Shiva Sisters manifest] Snow : What's going on?
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This changes the pace of the combat significantly. .Not all summons turn into mechanical vehicles: Odin's Gestalt Mode changes him into a horse for Lightning to ride, Bahamut's Gestalt Mode is a flight mode for Fang, while Alexander's Gestalt Mode changes him into a large tower which surrounds the enemy and fires lasers at them from all sides.^ Lightning : She was turned into a l'Cie.
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^ In Gestalt Mode , characters and their transformed Eidolons fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
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^ Arriving on Galuf's world, they find him pitched in a battle against ExDeath, a tree into which all of the evil forces in that world had been summoned.
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[22] .The summons play a major role in the game's storyline as well, much like Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy X.^ Now Playing Posted Apr 30, 2008 6:59 (2061 views) This is a Final Fantasy VIII video I hope you like it !
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^ We’re delighted to be part of this effort, bringing great musical artistry to FINAL FANTASY XIII which is a riveting and dynamic gaming experience.” .
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^ Now Playing Posted May 14, 2008 1:31 (3531 views) the ending of final fantasy VII .
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[23]

Plot

Setting

.The plot of Final Fantasy XIII takes place in a world known as Pulse and revolves around the story of the fal'Cie (ファルシ farushi?) (pronounced /ˈfælsiː "fal see"/), mechanical beings with godlike power created by a being called the Maker.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
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Each fal'Cie has crystals residing inside them.[13] .People who are marked by the fal'Cie are called l'Cie (ルシ rushi?).^ The one who disappeared was not the fal’Cie…it was me!
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^ Cid: People believe Sanctum can fulfill their wishes, and I, from within Sanctum who had the power to do just that, was cursed to become a l’Cie.
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^ Cid : If he’s a Cocoon fal’Cie, why would he want us to…to call back the Gods.
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[24] .Each l'Cie has a Focus, a goal the fal'Cie wants him or her to fulfill within a certain amount of time; however, the fal'Cie do not explicitly say what the goal is: l'Cie learn what their Focus is by interpreting visions that are given to them.^ Because they failed to fulfill the Focus they received from the fal'Cie...
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^ That is the true goal of the fal’Cie.
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^ The fal'Cie wasn't within Eden..
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L'Cie may also gain the ability to summon an Eidolon, monsters who fight with the l'Cie. .However, if a l'Cie dies before completing his or her Focus, fails to tame his or her Eidolon, or fails to complete his or her Focus within a set period of time, he or she becomes a monster known as a Cie'th (シ骸 shigai?, Cie Corpse in the Japanese version).^ You can always run the tool again before the next time you start Final Fantasy XI and see how additional enhanced settings work for you.
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[25] .If a l'Cie does complete his or her Focus, the reward is not much better: permanent transformation into a crystal.^ Hope : If a l'Cie completes their focus, they become crystallized.
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^ The only way of completing the Focus to take out the Pulse l'Cie, that ends with us dead.
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^ Serah : Legendary...l'Cie who fulfill teir Focus are crystalized and made immortal.
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For this reason, being chosen as a l'Cie is seen as a curse.

Story

.Some 1,300 years ago, a group fal'Cie constructed a paradise for humanity: the shell-like city of Cocoon, which floats high above the surface of Pulse under the power of the Cocoon fal'Cie Orphan.^ The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Launches March 9, 2010 | 360Sync.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

^ Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
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^ [Ghost] Leo [General] One thousand years ago, humans infused with magical powers granted to them from three goddesses called the "Magi," destroyed their world in the War of the Magi.
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.Then, the Cocoon fal'Cie created life forms and machines for Cocoon's inhabitants to use, and humanity flourished.^ The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
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^ Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
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^ After the spread of Islam, jinn continued to exist as one of three created intelligences: angels formed of light, jinn of subtle fire, and humanity of the dust of the earth.
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.A war was fought between the fal'Cie of Pulse and the Cocoon fal'Cie, and Cocoon prevailed in what was eventually known as the War of Transgressions.^ Pulse fal'Cie are enemies of Cocoon and we're only their tools.
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^ Our objective is a fal'Cie from Pulse.
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^ The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
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.However, fear lingered in the hearts of the people of Cocoon, for the day another invasion might come from the world beneath again.^ Fearing another world domination, the people tried to kill the infant, but as fate would have it, the baby was not killed.
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^ When the time comes that Void shall again envelope the world if within people live the four spirits, Light shall again be born.
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.Although most Cocoon citizens have never seen Pulse with their own eyes, they have been told that it is a dangerous place that has strange effects on those who venture down to its surface.^ One day, while he is with a man on the top of a hill, a great earthquake starts, and they are attacked by a monster; and it's a very strange thing, because monsters have never been seen anywhere for a long time...
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^ Honestly when it comes down to it I just wish developers would take the time and energy to get the most out of both systems using all those systems have to offer.
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^ He praised the "entertaining" characters, but was disappointed with the scenarios they were placed in and the villains who failed to "invoke any of the strong emotions that previous antagonists in the Final ...
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.Consequently, anyone who is discovered to have be in contact with anything from Pulse is immediately subjected to quarantine and exile by the theocratic government of Cocoon, known as the Sanctum.^ Under the Sanctum’s rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
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^ Any l'Cie, anyone who might even become one, they all ought to be wiped off Cocoon!"
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^ Sazh : The military's aim is exterminating anything and anything influence by Pulse from Cocoon, no matter if it's by deportation or just plain slaughter.
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[26] The Sanctum enforces this policy with its strongest military branch, PSICOM.
.As Snow leads the resistance group, NORA, in an attempt to stop the purging of civilians, the mysterious Lightning fights her way past PSICOM soldiers with the aid of Sazh to find a Pulse fal'Cie, Anima, who turned her sister, Serah (who is also Snow's fiancée), into a l'Cie.^ The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
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^ Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
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^ September 16, 2009 in News 4 Last week a new Final Fantasy XIII character was revealed in the form of Lightning's sister and "the cutest character in the game", Serah .
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.Through a chain of events, these three, along with two exiles, Vanille and Hope, are forced by the fal'Cie of Pulse to become l'Cie, and with that became enemies of humanity with the Focus of bringing about the downfall of Orphan and Cocoon.^ Hope : If a l'Cie completes their focus, they become crystallized.
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^ Vanille : Both the fal'Cie and the l'Cie of Pulse are enemies, hence why they're driven from Cocoon.
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^ It'll be over for him if he becomes a Pulse l'Cie.
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.However, this would turn out to be the goal of all fal'Cie for their own shared agenda.^ I own all three consoles so it really doesn't matter much to me if it comes out for the 360.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Honestly when it comes down to it I just wish developers would take the time and energy to get the most out of both systems using all those systems have to offer.
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^ This would mark a major u-turn after the publisher stated there would be no DLC for the game at all a while back."
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Characters

Playable characters

The playable cast of Final Fantasy XIII (From left to Right) Sazh Katzroy, Snow Villiers, Hope Estheim, Lightning, Oerba Yun Fang, Oerba Dia Vanille
  • Lightning (ライトニング Raitoningu?)
.Former sergeant of the Guardian Corps, Lightning sought the Pulse fal'Cie, Anima, in order to ask it to save her sister Serah, whom the fal'Cie had turned into a l'Cie.^ Lightning : It seems that the fal'Cie captured her.
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^ Sanctum's fal’Cie orders were to ‘to lend a helping hand to the Pulse l’Cie.
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^ [She provokes the fal'Cie Anima.
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.However, much to her dismay, Lightning was turned into a l'Cie herself.^ Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
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^ One of the ancient gods, Isis, then turned herself to stone and split herself into seventy-seven separate stones which were scattered far and wide.
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Her l'Cie mark is in the center of her chest. Lightning has long pink hair and is 171 cm tall (5'7").[27] .Originally named Claire Farron (エクレール・ファロン Ekurēru Faron?),[28] (Éclair Farron in the Original release) she discarded her birth name after her parents died in an attempt to emotionally reinforce herself so that she could protect Serah, although this only caused tensions to rise between them.^ It should be noted that these names were used only in the US release of the game; the characters had different names in the original Japanese release.
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^ The dialogue and items have been retranslated from scratch; only the character and location names remain constant from Final Fantasy II on the Super NES. In addition, most of the slowdown problems that plagued the original Japanese re-release have been fixed.
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^ Reality: There are no towns named "Manchuria" in Final Fantasy VII. None of the town names in the North America and Europe versions of the game from the original Japanese release.
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Lightning is very independent and determined, but she is also shown to have a compassionate side. .Lightning's visual design was influenced by Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, as Tetsuya Nomura was asked to design a female version of him to be the protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
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^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ Final Fantasy - Nomura interview .
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.However, Yoshinori Kitase has contradicted this, saying the only similarities between the two are their pasts as soldiers, as Lightning has a more fragile side to her that Cloud does not.^ Once that this mission is complete, however, there's still much more in store for Cloud & Avalanche.
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^ Reality: There are only two secret characters in Final Fantasy VI, one sasquatch and one mime, and no more than that.
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^ Spartan4Life Posted: 2008-07-15 09:54:16.893 To say that only two games are what make a system is simply untrue.
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.Lightning wields a gunblade called the Blaze Edge which is a combination of a gun and a sword (one collapsing into the other), similar to the one wielded by Squall in Final Fantasy VIII.^ Now Playing Posted Apr 30, 2008 6:59 (2061 views) This is a Final Fantasy VIII video I hope you like it !
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^ October 06, 2007 in News 18 "Final Fantasy XIII Other products by Square Enix Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 .
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^ February 21, 2008 in Other 11 The game was announced during the final E3 2006, and is one of the Playstation 3's biggest third party exlusive titles.
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.She can also manipulate gravity with a device on her thumb (though due to Sazh's interference, this device becomes damaged).^ But finds her device is damaged in the scuffle as Sazh notices a nearby airship.
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[29] In battle, Lightning is very agile and uses acrobatic moves. .As a l'Cie, she can summon the Eidolon Odin to fight by her side in battle, who can assume a horse-like form that she can ride on.^ (Assumes his true form) I am a fal'Cie.
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^ October 14, 2009 in Photos 4 Revealed during the Tokyo Game Show trailer Oerba Yun Fang is a l'Cie working with Sanctum who fights with spears and Bahamut by her side.
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^ The characteristic of this game is the "egg monsters": some leaders (on either side) are equipped with an "egg," which allows them to summon an egg monster in battle.
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[30] While riding, Lightning dual wields Odin's detachable sword. .Her strongest unique special attack is called Scene Drive in the Japanese version [31] and Army of One in the North American version.^ Also, the "Black" items for Cecil in the American version of the game were called the "Hades" items in the Japanese version.
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^ Translation aside, what are the differences between the Japanese and American versions of these games?
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^ Reality: There are no towns named "Manchuria" in Final Fantasy VII. None of the town names in the North America and Europe versions of the game from the original Japanese release.
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  • Snow Villiers (スノウ・ヴィリアース Sunō Viriāsu?)
.Prior to becoming a l'Cie, Snow is the head of Team Nora, a resistance group fighting against the government of Cocoon.^ [Snow charges, only to knocked down by a barrier] Galenth : Cocoon is a factory for fal'Cie to manufacture their many human tools.
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^ We've become l'Cie into to defeat it and save Cocoon.
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^ Any l'Cie, anyone who might even become one, they all ought to be wiped off Cocoon!"
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[33] He stands at a tall 200 cm (6'5")[27], and has light blonde hair under a black beanie.[34] He was nicknamed "Mr. 33 cm" by the development team of Final Fantasy XIII in reference to his shoe size.[35] .He uses his fists to take down opponents, focusing on brute force compared to the fast and agile Lightning.^ [Before he could crystalize Keiss, Jegran is forced down by Layle who uses his crystal bearer powers to kill Jegran.
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^ (While she takes down the jets, PSICOM begins in move in full force as one of their summoned creatures stops the train with the engine going over the edge.
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[36] .Snow bears the mark of the l'Cie on his lower left arm, through which he has the power to summon the twin Shiva Sister (シバシスター Shiba Sisutā?) Eidolons, Nix (二クス Nikusu?) and Stiria (スティリア Sutiria?), who can combine into a motorcycle form for Snow to ride while toting a large gun.^ Shiva Sisters attack Snow, who manages to tame them.
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^ [Snow fights them until, the Shiva Sisters manifest] Snow : What's going on?
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^ Snow : You serve the Fal'cie for power!?
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Unlike most grapplers, Snow changes his runes on his coat rather than buying new gloves.[17]
  • Oerba Dia Vanille (ヲルバ=ダイア・ヴァニラ Oruba-Daia Vanira?)
.Vanille is a mysterious but upbeat young girl with red-brown hair worn in pigtails.^ V-Jump have taken their coverage a step further showing yet more new gameplay images as well as revealing the name of the red-haired girl to be Oerba Dia Vanille , contrary to speculation that she would be called Vanilla .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

Originally residing from Oerba Village located on Gran Pulse, Vanille is among those being exiled from Cocoon at the start of the game and is subsequently rescued by Team Nora. She has a childlike innocence and is shown to be very compassionate, but at times she can also be very stubborn. Vanille also serves as the game's narrator.[24] Her weapon is a form of foldable fishing rod with multiple lines that can be reeled and used to attack enemies.[37][38] .She has been a l'Cie for a long time, one of two l'Cie given the Focus to summon the Eidolon Ragnarok, and her l'Cie mark is located on her upper left thigh.^ You have not overcome..Though there is still time for you to learn the means of overcoming a fal'Cie....The Eidolon, Ragnarok.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Basically, there are 3 bosses, two of which were beaten a long time ago by a hero.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ A Long time ago, the Gods left behind both fal’Cie and humans in this world that we live in.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.In battle, Vanille excels at using magic based attacks from a distance.^ Following the battle, the Mana Family feared that the tree could once again be used for evil purposes, and therefore decided to seal the shrine with a magical pendant.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

Her Eidolon is Hecatoncheir, a multiple-limbed, earth-elemental summon who can transform into a bipedal mech armed with machine guns that she can pilot.[39][40]
  • Sazh Katzroy (サッズ・カッツロイ Sazzu Kattsuroi?)
.A former airship pilot of the Military, Sazh wields dual pistols (which can be combined to form a collapsible rifle), and his strong point is striking enemies from a distance.^ Sazh : (pointing a gun at Vanille) Enemy to some kid, I just can't do it.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

His l'Cie mark is at the base of his neck. He has a six-year-old son named Dajh with whom he is very close. .When Dajh inadvertently became a l'Cie and was taken by Sanctum, saving him became Sazh's main motivation.^ If you were your sister...uhh, I mean...There's no way to save a human who became a l'Cie.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[41] .Sazh has a pet baby chocobo that lives inside his afro.^ XboxOZ360 via oxcgn.com 256 rate New Final Fantasy XIII Character Revealed - Meet Sazh Katzroy and His Baby Chocobo!
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Meet Sazh Katzroy and his adorable Baby Chocobo!
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Sazh is described as having good judgment and moral discernment. .He has a gentle personality and is easily moved to tears, and joins the party early in the game.^ The SaGa games (I, II, and III) have a single-person cast, and up to three other party members to compliment this one person.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The latter two games include NPCs which can join the party for a small piece of the storyline, then come and go as they please.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

His Eidolon is Brynhildr,[42] a female fire-elemental knight who can transform into a race car.[43] Tetsuya Nomura based Sazh's appearance on Lionel Richie.[44]
  • Hope Estheim (ホープ・エストハイム Hōpu Esutohaimu?)[25]
Hope is a fourteen-year-old boy with silvery-blonde hair and orange, yellow, and green clothing. He uses collapsible boomerangs in battle. .During the Purge, his mother offers to help Snow and Team Nora fight off PSICOM. She dies during the battle, and though Snow honors her final request to protect her son, Hope nonetheless hates Snow in a grief-induced rage for his connection to his mother's death.^ Finally gnome configuration: compiz :) We had weather effects active before we started doing campaign battles (it can get really shoppy with all the mobs during a storm weather effect) I hope I have remembered everything thing!
  • WineHQ - Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC appdb.winehq.org [Source type: General]

^ Now Playing Posted Apr 24, 2009 2:57 (7,711 views) Final Fantasy XIII. Team Nora searches for volunteers in this cutscene from the Final Fantasy XIII demo.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now Playing Posted Apr 24, 2009 1:51 (24,621 views) Final Fantasy XIII. Team Nora battles the big boss, a modified Behemoth, in this gameplay video from the Final Fantasy XIII demo.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

His Eidolon is the holy-elemental summon Alexander,[45] which transforms into a fortress in Gestalt Mode, and is able to blast enemies from afar with multiple cannons.[46]
  • Oerba Yun Fang (ヲルバ=ユン・ファング Oruba-Yun Fangu?)
.A raven-haired woman who comes from Oerba Village, donning clothing resembling the traditional Indian Sari adorned with tribal accessories, and bearing the mark of a l'Cie on her right shoulder.^ I don't feel like Square "betrayed" anyone, hell I honestly don't remember them ever coming right out and saying "Exclusively on PS3".
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Though she is a l'Cie from Pulse, she originally works for the Cocoon Sanctum under Cid.^ Cid: People believe Sanctum can fulfill their wishes, and I, from within Sanctum who had the power to do just that, was cursed to become a l’Cie.
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^ Cid : If he’s a Cocoon fal’Cie, why would he want us to…to call back the Gods.
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^ Cid : Its because they are fal’Cie created for the sole purpose of the maintenance of Cocoon.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It later turns out she is one of the two l'Cie given the focus to summon Ragnarok.^ The only way of completing the Focus to take out the Pulse l'Cie, that ends with us dead.
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ 'Cie curse humans and turn them into l'Cie, l'Cie are given Focuses.
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^ Sazh : l'Cie Focus aren't spell out for you!
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.She wields a spear that can transform into a sansetsukon in battle, and her Eidolon is Bahamut, who can take flight in his Gestalt-mode.^ Will this be the key to winning over new fans, or will it just alienate newer gamers who are into more action-packed battle systems?
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.As revealed by Tetsuya Nomura in an interview, during the early stages of development she was originally scripted to be a male character.^ December 09, 2009 in Photos 3 "Before Tetsuya Nomura led the look of Final Fantasy, Yoshitaka Amano was the main character designer.
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^ June 22, 2007 in Interview 1 "In EDGE's Final Fantasy special this month, they have interviewed Tetsuya Nomura.
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^ The player doesn't have a choice into the nature of your original characters, but they do have the opportunity to develop them though the gaining of experience.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[47]

Antagonists

.
  • Jihl Nabaat (ジル・ナバート Jiru Nabāto?): An intelligent but cruel Lietenant Colonel of PSICOM with knee-length blonde hair and glasses.^ According to the scans, her name is Jihl Nabaat and she is a Lieutenant Colonel and a "cruel-hearted" villain.
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are also some new shots of Lieutenant Colonels Jihl Nabaat and Yaag Rosch.
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    .Nabaat is first seen in the trailers interrogating the captive Vanille and Sazh.^ Later, Sanctum takes Vanille captive and walking by a containing holding Sazh's unconscious body with them to Palamecia.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    She sees the l'Cie as subhuman and is bent on exterminating them. As the henchwoman of Galenth Dysley, Nabaat is the final obstacle between the main party and Galenth; however, she is killed by Galenth when he decides she has outlived her usefulness.[48]
  • Yaag Rosch (ヤーグ・ロッシュ Yāgu Rosshu?): An intimidating-looking man with a scar on his forehead and silver hair that is tied back in a ponytail. .Rosch is a PSICOM Director who questions his orders from the Sanctum, though he feels he must follow his orders for the sake of the people of Cocoon.^ Cid: People believe Sanctum can fulfill their wishes, and I, from within Sanctum who had the power to do just that, was cursed to become a l’Cie.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I, who have fulfill the desire of the people by ordering the Purge.
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    He is mortally wounded after fighting the main party in Proud Clad; after begging them to save Cocoon, Rosch sacrifices himself to ensure the main party is not pursued.[49]
  • .
  • Cid Raines (シド・レインズ Shido Reinzu?): An Air Force Brigadier from the Sanctum who commands the warship Lindblum and uses a Blaze Edge.^ Cid: People believe Sanctum can fulfill their wishes, and I, from within Sanctum who had the power to do just that, was cursed to become a l’Cie.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [Before he could crystalize Keiss, Jegran is forced down by Layle who uses his crystal bearer powers to kill Jegran.
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    [50] .Like Rosch, Cid doubts the government in its current state and believes that Cocoon should be run by its people instead of the fal'Cie.^ [Snow charges, only to knocked down by a barrier] Galenth : Cocoon is a factory for fal'Cie to manufacture their many human tools.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Cid: People believe Sanctum can fulfill their wishes, and I, from within Sanctum who had the power to do just that, was cursed to become a l’Cie.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Cid : If he’s a Cocoon fal’Cie, why would he want us to…to call back the Gods.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .However, he himself had been turned into a l'Cie with the Focus of helping Lightning's group to overcome various trials.^ Lightning : She was turned into a l'Cie.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When she was turned into a l'Cie, what Focus did the fal'Cie give her?
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    ^ (When the train make a unexpected entry into the Restructed Zone, Lightning makes her move and attacks the PSICOM soldiers while Sazh helps the purgees.
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    .As he wanted to save Cocoon from destruction (which is the Focus of Lightning's group), he decided to abandon his Focus and fight Lightning's group, becoming a Cie'th in the process.^ We've become l'Cie into to defeat it and save Cocoon.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hope : If a l'Cie completes their focus, they become crystallized.
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    ^ Snow : That’s not it…Raines, in his own way…wanted to save Cocoon as well.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Upon his defeat, he became a trial that Lightning's group overcame, thus fulfilling his Focus and became crystallized.^ Serah : But even if I fulfill my focus, I'll still become a crystal.
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    ^ Serah : Legendary...l'Cie who fulfill teir Focus are crystalized and made immortal.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Serah told us to "save Cocoon" right before she crystalized and she crystalized because she fulfilled her Focus.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    However, Cid is revived by Galenth to create chaos in Eden. .Until he realizes he is just a tool/slave of the fal'Cie and Rygdea fulfills his wish and puts him out of his misery.^ Honestly when it comes down to it I just wish developers would take the time and energy to get the most out of both systems using all those systems have to offer.
    • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It might just be a stand-in until the actual box-art is made, or it might be the real-deal.
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    [51][52]
  • .
  • Galenth Dysley (ガレンス・ダイスリー Garensu Daisurī?): The main antagonist of the game and Primarch of the Sanctum, the Cocoon Government.^ Sanctum's Primarch of Cocoon and lord of all fal'Cie.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In reality, he is actually the Cocoon fal'Cie Barthandelus (バルトアンデルス Barutoanderusu?, Baldanders in Japanese version), intending to use Ragnarok in order to destroy Orphan and Cocoon so the Maker would return to this world.^ You have seen it, your joining with Ragnarok to destory Cocoon and the fal'Cie, "Orphan".
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have not overcome..Though there is still time for you to learn the means of overcoming a fal'Cie....The Eidolon, Ragnarok.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [Snow charges, only to knocked down by a barrier] Galenth : Cocoon is a factory for fal'Cie to manufacture their many human tools.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He is ultimately defeated by Lightning's group, and assimilated into Orphan.
  • Orphan (オーファン Ōfan?): A wheel-like, sun-elemental fal'Cie who is the power source of Cocoon.^ The one who disappeared was not the fal’Cie…it was me!
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lightning : It seems that the fal'Cie captured her.
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    ^ Fight Behold, the power of a fal'Cie!
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Orphan's defeat is the Focus of Lightning's group. Orphan desires nothing more than its own destruction above all else so that the Maker will return to the world with Cocoon's demise.

Other characters

.
  • Serah Farron (セラ・ファロン Sera Faron?): Though mentioned by her given name in earlier news, Yoshinori Kitase confirmed her appearance and full name during Gamescom 2009. Serah is Lightning's younger sister and engaged to Snow - a relationship of which Lightning does not approve.^ The magazine also confirms that Snow's full name is "Snow Villiers" .
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Snow and Lightning's eyes) Snow : Serah?
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ September 08, 2009 in Video 5 During their Gamescom Conference Square Enix gave reporters a sneak peak at a new character, later revealed to be Serah , who has been mentioned in earlier trailers.
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    .Serah is the first Pulse l'Cie in Cocoon by the Fal'Cie Anima, and her mark is located in her left arm and also given the Focus to lure most potential l'Cie to the ruins where Anima resides.^ We were made l'Cie by the same Fal'cie that marked Serah so our Focus must be the same too.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pulse fal'Cie are enemies of Cocoon and we're only their tools.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [She provokes the fal'Cie Anima.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .She crystallizes after unknowingly fulfilling the Focus through Lightning and Snow as they attempt to find a means to save her in the fal'Cie's place.^ Lightning : It seems that the fal'Cie captured her.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hope : If a l'Cie completes their focus, they become crystallized.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because they failed to fulfill the Focus they received from the fal'Cie...
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .After Orphan's defeat, Serah returns to normal and is reunited with her sister and Snow.
  • Rygdea (リグディ Rigudi?): A captain working under Cid Raines's command, who later puts him out of his misery.
  • Dajh Katzroy (ドッジ・カッツロイ Dojji Kattsuroi?): Sazh's son, whose mother died when he was three.^ Shiva Sisters attack Snow, who manages to tame them.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lightning :(taking out her Blaze Edge and putting it near Snow's head) Our Focus?
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His mother, Simone, died of illness, so Duran and his younger sister Wendy, were brought up by his Aunt Stella.
    • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .The baby Chocobo that rides around in Sazh's afro actually belongs to Dajh, who bought it at a gift shop during their travels.^ XboxOZ360 via oxcgn.com 256 rate New Final Fantasy XIII Character Revealed - Meet Sazh Katzroy and His Baby Chocobo!
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    ^ Meet Sazh Katzroy and his adorable Baby Chocobo!
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    .When Dajh unexpectedly becomes an l'Cie, he is taken from Sazh by Jihl Nabaat as a martyr for Cocoon to use his power of sensing "Pulse" to track down other l'Cie.^ It'll be over for him if he becomes a Pulse l'Cie.
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    ^ [Snow charges, only to knocked down by a barrier] Galenth : Cocoon is a factory for fal'Cie to manufacture their many human tools.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We've become l'Cie into to defeat it and save Cocoon.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He is turned into a crystal after completing his Focus.^ Hope : If a l'Cie completes their focus, they become crystallized.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Snow :Serah was crystallized, she completed your focus.
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When she was turned into a l'Cie, what Focus did the fal'Cie give her?
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [53] .Like Serah, Dajh returns to normal after Orphan's defeat, and is reunited with his father.
  • NORA (ノラ Nora?): In the Jump Festa 2009 and the official global trailer[54] The four known members of NORA are featured in the first Final Fantasy XIII demo.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
    • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
    • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
    • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The members of the resistance group, NORA, are seen participating in the hijack of the captives' train and the resulting battles, though Maqui does not participate in the fighting.^ (Snow's group fights off PSICOM Soldiers as a Sanctum ship arrives and starts mowing down the resistance) Gadot : This is bad!
    • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was also a secret base for resistance group Nora inside a shop somewhere.
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    Gadot, Lebreau, and Maqui were designed by Nao Ikeda, who based their clothing on the athletic clothing styles of basketball, beach volleyball, and snowboarding, respectively.[55] .The four known members of NORA are featured in the first Final Fantasy XIII demo.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
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    ^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Announcement Coming On Friday 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum .
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    [15]
    • Gadot (ガドー Gadō?): a man with orange hair. He uses a machine gun in battle, providing quick assistance when it comes to executing combos.
    • Lebreau (レブロ Reburo?): a black-haired woman with a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder and a sense of invincibility. She uses a shotgun in combat and acts as the team healer. Gadot and Lebreau are said to be childhood friends of Snow.[56]
    • Maqui (マーキー Mākī?): a relatively younger, blond-haired, worrisome man with goggles on his head. He was friends with Serah prior to meeting Snow, whom he idolizes to the point of dressing himself in an attire similar to his.
    • Yuj (ユージュ Yūju?): another member of the group who is assigned to protect the Pulse exiles by Snow.

Cast

Character Japanese seiyū English voice actor
Lightning Maaya Sakamoto Ali Hillis[57]
Snow Villiers Daisuke Ono Troy Baker[57]
Oerba Dia Vanille Yukari Fukui Georgia van Cuylenburg[58]
Sazh Katzroy Masashi Ebara Reno Wilson
Hope Estheim Yūki Kaji Vincent Martella
Oerba Yun Fang Mabuki Andou Rachel Robinson[59]
Serah Farron Minako Kotobuki Laura Bailey
Maqui Makoto Naruse Daniel Samonas
Gadot Biichi Satō Zack Hanks
Lebreau Yū Asakawa Anndi McAfee
Yuj Wataru Hatano Jeff Fischer
Nora Estheim Komina Matsuhita Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Bartholomew Estheim Masaki Aizawa Andre Sogliuzzo
Dajh Katzroy Shōtarō Uzawa Connor Villard
Yaag Rosch Hiroki Tōchi Jon Curry
Jihl Nabaat Mie Sonozaki Paula Tiso
Amodar Yūji Ueda Dave Wittenberg
Rygdea Yasuyuki Kase Josh Robert Thompson
Cid Raines Yūichi Nakamura Erik Davies
Galenth Dysley Masaru Shinozuka S. Scott Bullock
Orphan Masaru Shinozuka (Shell)
Hiro Shimono (True Form)
Julia Fletcher/S. Scott Bullock (Shell)
Michael Sinterniklaas (True Form)

Development

.Final Fantasy XIII was first shown at the 2006 E3 convention.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60] .Along with Final Fantasy Versus XIII and the PlayStation Portable game Final Fantasy Agito XIII, Final Fantasy XIII is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII project,[61] but is not a prequel or sequel to any of the other installments.^ Final Fantasy Versus 13 .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of the Super NES Final Fantasy games have been republished for the PlayStation.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Square Enix explained that although all three games take place in the same universe, they are not directly related in terms of story.^ Rumor: There is a way to play the game over again with all the characters at their current levels, with most of the same inventory, etc.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ July 28, 2009 in Press Release 19 Square Enix today announced their lineup for GamesCon taking place from August 19 th through to August 23 rd.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The former is a long-running Japanese role-playing game series published by Square-Enix.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[62] .The game runs on the Crystal Tools engine, a seventh generation multiplatform game engine built by Square Enix for its future games.^ The purpose of the Square LA office was (and still is) to work on high-end graphics for future Square games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The former is a long-running Japanese role-playing game series published by Square-Enix.
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^ This is the first time Square Enix and Eidos will be showcasing their diverse range of games together.
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The engine and the game were originally slated to be used with the PlayStation 2 but were later moved to the PlayStation 3.[34]
.Final Fantasy XIII is developed by Square Enix's Product Development Division 1 (led by Yoshinori Kitase), meaning that the development team will look more like it did when Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 were made, rather than Final Fantasy XII.^ Where did the name "Final Fantasy" come from?
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And what better game to showcase than Final Fantasy XIII ?
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.Several of the game's developers have worked on previous installments of the series.^ With the game having been in development for so long, it would be a shame if it ended up disappointing long time fans of the series.
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.Yoshinori Kitase, director of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and producer of Final Fantasy X and Dissidia: Final Fantasy among others, once again returned as producer for the game.^ Or any other Final Fantasy game that's in the Nova Crystallis compilation either ...
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to characters such as the chocobo and goblin (imp), there is the white and black mages from the original Final Fantasy, Cid Pollendina from Final Fantasy IV, Mog from Final Fantasy VI, and a few secret characters from Final Fantasy VII and VIII. * 3.4.14 - Chrono Cross (USA: Chrono Cross) Twenty years after Crono and friends returned from defeating Lavos in Chrono Trigger, time and space are once again distorted.
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^ Now Playing Posted Apr 30, 2008 6:59 (2061 views) This is a Final Fantasy VIII video I hope you like it !
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy X-2 and director and scenario writer of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, directed the game and wrote the story.^ Is Final Fantasy going to get a fitness game?
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^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
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^ It's the theme song to Final Fantasy XII. .
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.Eiji Fujii, previously the movie director of Final Fantasy XII, returned in this position.^ It's the theme song to Final Fantasy XII. .
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^ Are there any movies/direct-to-videos based on the Final Fantasy series?
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^ Now Playing Posted Jan 6, 2007 2:53 (5512 views) Here's our taste test of the Final Fantasy XII blue potion .
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.Isamu Kamikokuryō, previously the co-art director of Final Fantasy XII, returned as well, with Tetsu Tsukamoto designing the weapons.^ It's the theme song to Final Fantasy XII. .
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^ FAQ & the alt.games.final-fantasy newsgroup, as well as some other things found in Final Fantasy games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Now Playing Posted Apr 16, 2007 0:30 (2213 views) There was an Art Museum on Final Fantasy 9 showing art cards that you can buy.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The main programmers will be Kazumi Kobayashi and Yoshiki Kashitani. .Occasionally, developers from Final Fantasy Versus XIII assisted with the development of Final Fantasy XIII.^ Final Fantasy Versus 13 .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63] .Final Fantasy X's battle director Toshiro Tsuchida returned as the battle system director for the game.^ Is Final Fantasy going to get a fitness game?
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Tactics is not a typical Final Fantasy game.
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[64]
.According to art director Isamu Kamikokuryou, many additional areas that were functioning in an unreleased build, from Team Nora's secret base, to Lightning's home and even a zoo, were cut from the game owing to concerns about the game's length and volume.^ Enough to create an additional game, according to Kamikokuryou.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Toriyama was as hush-hush about Lighting as Lightning is about herself in the game.
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^ Once updated, I selected my character(even created/deleted a character), and ran about testing everything I could possibly think of in game.
  • WineHQ - Final Fantasy XI Online Final Fantasy XI 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC appdb.winehq.org [Source type: General]

[65] .Kamikokuryou additionally remarked that the volume of content cut was, in itself, enough to make another game.^ Enough to create an additional game, according to Kamikokuryou.
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ From what I understand, the card itself doesn't support OpenGL well enough to render the game.
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^ What makes more economical sense, to release a game in one area and sell millions of copies of the game, or release generally the same game in another place and only sell hundreds of thousands of copies?
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[65]
.In an interview in Famitsu, Square Enix said the audio and video in Final Fantasy XIII will be compressed onto 3 DVDs in the Xbox 360 version while the PS3 version will be uncompressed and be on one 50Gb Blu-ray Disc.^ Final Fantasy XIII 2009 Trailer .
  • Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation 3 Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Movies - Final Fantasy XIII Videos - Final Fantasy XIII Trailers 18 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Final Fantasy XIII will be released on the Xbox 360.
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^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
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[66][67]
.Initial screenshots of the Xbox 360 version released by Square Enix to compare to the PlayStation 3 version were revealed shortly after to be screenshots from the PlayStation 3 version, with the Xbox 360 control icons pasted on top.^ Xbox 360 is getting the RPG Exclusives from Square Enix .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2008-07-14 12:36:11.26 The last good game Square released was FFVII on the Playstation.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ October 06, 2007 in News 18 "Final Fantasy XIII Other products by Square Enix Platform: PLAYSTATION 3 .
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[68] .Square Enix apologised, claiming there would be no need to enhance the Xbox 360 screenshots and that a mistake was made,[69] and later released screenshots that did come from the Xbox 360 version.^ Xbox 360 is getting the RPG Exclusives from Square Enix .
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^ After Square Enix's shock announcement at E3 that one of the PS3's biggest-hitters Final Fantasy XIII would now be going to XBox 360, it became apparent that exclusivity isn't at the ...
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[68] .Though the screenshots were of low quality, including one with a mouse pointer over it,[70] analysis of the new screenshots and later technical analysis by DigitalFoundry of both versions of the game revealed that the Xbox 360 version runs at 576p, as opposed to the PlayStation 3's native resolution of 720p.^ Xbox 360 Games On Demand (24) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Miss Razz via kotaku.com 148 rate Four New Final Fantasy XIII Screenshots Revealed .
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^ April 14, 2007 in Screenshots 3 Two new scans from English magazine Playstation Monthly have been uploaded.
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[2] Both versions can be upscaled to 1080p.

Music

.Final Fantasy X's co-composer and Dirge of Cerberus's composer Masashi Hamauzu scored the game.^ Is Final Fantasy going to get a fitness game?
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Tactics is not a typical Final Fantasy game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[71] The score features orchestral recordings by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,[72] (which were orchestrated by Yoshihisa Hirano) though there is also synthetic tracks implemented by Keiji Kawamori.[73] .A single featuring the game's theme songs, "Because You're Here" (君がいるから Kimi ga Iru kara?) and "Eternal Love", was released on December 2, 2009 and features vocals by Sayuri Sugawara.^ 'Kimi ga Iru Kara' performed by J-pop artist Sugawara Sayuri is set to be released as a single on December 2nd in Japan .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ September 08, 2009 in Video 0 Also revealed at the Premiere Event today was the title song to the game, a vocal arrangement by Sayuri Sugawara entitled "Because You're There" .
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^ Previews 1 The Western release of Final Fantasy XIII is just around the corner, so here is Gametrailers' import preview to get you up to speed with what you need to know before you play the game...
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[74] .Although the game's main theme was originally announced to be composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Hamauzu was assigned to it after Uematsu was selected as the composer for Final Fantasy XIV, making XIII the first entry in the numbered Final Fantasy series without Uematsu involved.^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Otherwise, it is the same as the odd-numbered Final Fantasy games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII new trailer .
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[75] .The game's soundtrack was released in Japan on January 27, 2010, along with a limited edition.^ January 09, 2009 in News 14 With Final Fantasy XIII being released this year in Japan , Square seem to be stepping up their game, today releasing a fully interactive flash website for Final Fantasy XIII .
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^ December 12, 2009 in Photos 11 The PS3 will be receiving a special Final Fantasy XIII hardware bundle (at least in Japan) when the game is released.
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^ I'm happy at this announcent and i'm looking forward to giving the 360 edition of the game a Go when it releases next year.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The standard version will have four discs, while the limited edition will contain a bonus "drama CD" written by scenario writer Motomu Toriyama.^ This info came directly from the game's lead writer and designer Motomu Toriyama in a interview with Japanese gaming magazine Jump .
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[76]
.On November 13, 2009, it was announced that the song "My Hands," from British singer Leona Lewis' second album Echo, was chosen to replace Final Fantasy XIII's original theme song, "Kimi ga Iru kara," by Sayuri Sugawara for the game's North American and European release.^ Final Fantasy XIII has a TBA date of released, but we can guess it can be in the early 2009.
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^ Discuss in the Final Fantasy XIII forum ] .
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^ Final Fantasy 13 .
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[77] .Yoichi Wada has stated that it would have been better if the American branch of Square Enix had produced a theme song from scratch, but the lack of staff led to the decision of licencing an existing song instead.^ At the end of Microsoft's E3 press conference, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada returned to the stage to drop a bombshell: Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Seigfried's story was retold in an opera by Richard Wagner, in which each character had a theme song which would play whenever a scene involved that character.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Tenchu61 Posted: 2008-07-17 17:53:56.5 i knew square enix would just want to make money in the end!
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[78]
.The album sold 16,000 copies the day of its release.^ Same thing will probably happen with MGS4 since it apparently only sold around 600,000 copies in japan.
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^ A few days ago, you may recall that we reported the PlayStation 3 sold about 16.5k systems in Japan for the week ending April 12th.
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[79]
Tracklist

Release and post-release

.During Sony's media briefing at the 2008 E3, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIII would have downloadable content available for North America, Europe, and Japan.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 .
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^ Posted: 2008-07-15 19:20:14.82 I was going to buy a PS3 but thanks Square Enix!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.A playable demo of Final Fantasy XIII is included in Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete (released on April 16 in Japan and June 2 for North America[80]) on Blu-ray Disc for PlayStation 3, along with new trailers of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII.^ Final Fantasy 13's 80 DVD-discs FTW!!!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ This represents the final release Square Soft has published for the original PlayStation in North America.
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^ Future Final Fantasy games will be on the PlayStation 2.
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[81] .The demo, however, was only released in Japan and is not reflective of the actual game as it was created using an old build of the game.^ In America and Europe they are releasing FFXIII on both consoles, but in Japan it's only for PS3.
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^ SE has the capacity to produce on the 360 as well as the PS3, and it only makes sense for them to release their biggest games on both in order to reap the biggest profits.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Also new is unlimited use magic that can be purchased or created with combinations of stones that are found throughout the game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[82]
.Square Enix confirmed at a Japanese press event that Final Fantasy XIII would be released on December 17, 2009 in Japan.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
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^ E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 .
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.Suntory also plans to release the Final Fantasy XIII Elixir to promote the game's release.^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Tactics is not a typical Final Fantasy game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[83] .At the same press event, Square Enix also announced that it would be bundling Final Fantasy XIII in Japan with a limited edition white 250GB PlayStation 3 Slim with a pink colour print of Lightning on the surface of the console, which will release on the same day.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
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^ Future Final Fantasy games will be on the PlayStation 2.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[84] .On the same day the game released in Japan, a Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation Home personal space, called "Eden - Primarch's Vigilarium", was made available for free in the Japan Home until January 13, 2010 along with a costume and personal space furnishings.^ Otherwise, it is the same as the odd-numbered Final Fantasy games.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
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^ All of the Super NES Final Fantasy games have been republished for the PlayStation.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[85] This space and the furnishings were released to the Asian, European, and North American versions of PlayStation Home on March 11, 2010.[86]
.Producer Yoshinori Kitase, along with other creators of the game, put together a video with interviews and new footage on November 13, 2009. The conclusion of the video announced that the game is to be released on March 9, 2010, for both Europe and North America.^ Trailer for Platinum Games' Vanquish The new game from the creator of Resident Evil.
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^ In America and Europe they are releasing FFXIII on both consoles, but in Japan it's only for PS3.
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^ Both groups were created by Ahmed "X" Hassan as sub-groups of increasingly popular trends on alt.games.final-fantasy .
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[4] .An international trailer for the game showing both gameplay and pre-rendered scenes was released on January 14, 2010 featuring the game's theme song for Europe and North America, "My Hands", by Leona Lewis.^ Seigfried's story was retold in an opera by Richard Wagner, in which each character had a theme song which would play whenever a scene involved that character.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ It must have had something to do with the fact that Final Fantasy IV has finally been officially released in its full, uncensored form in North America.
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^ This is also the first Square game to have hand-drawn anime movie sequencies instead of having pre-rendered movies exclusively.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.One month prior to the game's release, Square Enix had begun promoting the game via a tour bus where gamers could preview and play the game.^ Posted: 2008-07-14 12:36:11.26 The last good game Square released was FFVII on the Playstation.
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^ Jobs played an integral part in the game, and jobs could be switched at any time (as long as there were Capacity Points, which were acquired by winning battles).
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[87]
.Collector's edition for PAL territories get a limited collector's edition for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It includes the Final Fantasy XIII Original Sound Selection, a soundtrack CD that includes a selection of music tracks from the game that are especially chosen for this Limited Collector’s Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
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^ Xbox 360 Games On Demand (24) .
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.The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from Final Fantasy XIII, and also liner notes that are written by the composer.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ Metal Gear Solid, 2 cds, parasite eve, 2, final fantasy 7, 3, part 8 had like 3, part nine had three, res vil 2 had 2,gran tourismo had 2...
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Features from Final Fantasy VI-VIII, such as refining and limit breaks, have also been worked into the game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The Collector's Edition also includes The World of Final Fantasy XIII, a hardback book featuring character artwork, CG-rendered artwork and environments from across the game production.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy I is the game that started it all.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.It also includes exclusive art prints—3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters in Final Fantasy XIII.^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ In Final Fantasy V, unlike in I and IV, character classes aren't fixed.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Tactics is a strategy game with a basically infinite cast of characters.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.Finally, the Collector's Edition includes unique "Brand of the l’Cie" decal, a collectible decal featuring the symbol from the game's storyline.^ Features from Final Fantasy VI-VIII, such as refining and limit breaks, have also been worked into the game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Reality: None of the Final Fantasy games have this feature.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ The latter two games include NPCs which can join the party for a small piece of the storyline, then come and go as they please.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.While the game will be released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in western regions, the game will remain a PlayStation 3 exclusive in Asian territories.^ Posted: 2008-07-14 12:36:11.26 The last good game Square released was FFVII on the Playstation.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 is getting the RPG Exclusives from Square Enix .
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[88] .Final Fantasy XIII is also the first game in the Final Fantasy series to receive its official release in Chinese language.^ Final Fantasy Tactics is not a typical Final Fantasy game.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
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^ This game is not an RPG in the way the the SaGa and Final Fantasy series were.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The localization is handled by Sony Computer Entertainment Asia division and using the original Japanese audio with Traditional Chinese subtitles.^ It should be noted that these names were used only in the US release of the game; the characters had different names in the original Japanese release.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[89]
Both consoles have special limited editions based on the game. .A special Playstation 3 Slim version was launched in Japan with a pink colour print of Lightning on the white surface of the console, by the time of its release.^ This version of Final Fantasy VII, released in Japan, incorporates all of the changes made to the USA version into the Japanese original.
  • alt.games.final-fantasy FAQ (Part 1 of 3) 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.For the western release, a special Xbox 360 Elite with the silver strip on the hard drive emblazoned with the Final Fantasy XIII logo, and a limited quantity of themed faceplates, created by designer Tetsuya Nomura, will be available through a few retailers in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Let's not forget that Final Fantasy 11 was released for the Xbox 360, but not the PS3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 .
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Both editions have a 250 GB hard drive and come with a copy of the game.

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 84.98% (PS3)[90]
82.89% (360)[91]
Metacritic 82/100 (PS3)[9]
83/100 (360)[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A-[92]
Edge 5/10[93]
Eurogamer 8/10[94]
Famitsu 39/40[95]
Game Informer 9.25/10[9]
GameSpot 8.5/10[96]
GameSpy 4.5/5[97]
GamesRadar 10/10[98]
GameTrailers 8.6/10[99]
GameZone 8.5/10[100]
IGN 8.9/10[101]
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 9/10[102]
Play Magazine 7.9/10[103]
PSM3 70%[104]
VideoGamer.com 7/10[105]
X-Play 4/5[106]
Dengeki 120/100[107]
IGN UK 8.3/10[108]
.Final Fantasy XIII sold in excess of one million units on its first day of sale in Japan,[109] and had sold 1,698,256 copies in Japan at the end of 2009.[110] Square Enix had anticipated high sales for the game and shipped close to two million units for its launch.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Your gaming needs are fullfilled.  More $$$= more Final Fantasy so shut the fuck up!!!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[111] .Famitsu rated the game at 39/40, with three reviewers giving the maximum 10/10 and one reviewer giving 9/10.[95] Worldwide the game has shipped 5 million copies.^ And one other thing, when will Square man up and give us an idea of when to expect this game...
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Review Easily one of the Wii's finest fighting games.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[112] .Dengeki praised especially the battle system, stating that the battles are by far the most exciting in the series, and concluded Final Fantasy XIII deserved a score of 120, and that 100 would not be enough.^ Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) .
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII (74) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Final Fantasy XIII Box Art Revealed 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy (series) Views .
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[107] The game was voted as the second best game of 2009 in Dengeki online's reader poll,[113] and in January 2010, was voted the best game ever in Famitsu's reader poll.[114]
.The game's Metacritic aggregates score stands at 83 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, signifying "generally favorable" reviews.^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Square Enix is also releasing a game called The Last Remnant for the Xbox 360 as a timed-exclusive game.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ In all likelihood, the Xbox 360 versions of the games will look either "noticeably" or "significantly" better than the Playstation 3 versions.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[9][10] Universal praise was given to the technical milestone for the series achieved by the game's graphics and presentation. .Electronic Theatre remarked that "there are very few moments when the visual and aural superiority fails to astound",[115] and Edge Magazine felt that Cocoon in particular was an "inspired setting [...] blessed with a vibrancy and vivid colour that often leaves you open-mouthed".[93] Art design also added to the positive reception of the graphics, being described as "magnificent".[96] Further praise was given to the CGI cutscenes,[105][116][117] and the almost seamless transition of visual quality between these and the realtime gameplay.^ There are very few exclusive PS3 games that i care about.
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[105] .Many also appreciated the game's soundtrack,[96][117] with Masashi Hamauzu providing "a score with catchy hooks and blood-pumping battle melodies"[116], though some felt the replacement of the game's theme with one from Leona Lewis was unfortunate.^ As for FFXIII- I agree that its "just one game" and some ppl take it to far, but understand this is one of countless examples of ps3 gettin worked.
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[117]
.The game's new battle system also received near-universal praise.^ FF13 was the signature game for this system- a game former PS owners were holding out buying the new system for....
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The increased pace of battles was appreciated, several reviews describing it as "thrilling";[94][117] Edge Magazine's description of the battle system summarised it as "among the genre's finest".[93] The roles provided by the Paradigm Shift feature also added depth to the battle system and contributed to the fast pace,[94] and having the AI automate the other two party members' actions meant battles in the game "may be the most involving the series has ever seen".[92] The story, characters and voice acting were mostly received well.^ This may very well be the last generation where systems rule and we can finally get to what we all should be complaining about: more high quality games.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I got the PS3 exclusively for FF13 (and God of War 3 and a few other must haves), but mostly for FF13.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The PS3 and 360 versions will be released at the same time outside of Japan -- although, due to language and other conditions, the game may not be released simultaneously across territories."
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Wired remarked that the story was "a little more human and less esoteric than in previous games".[116] 1UP felt that the story was "hardly world-class writing", but that the writers clearly knew the medium well and had attempted to avoid clichés.^ Angeal : You are a little more important than my sword...
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ SE has now said- well lets just milk this for what its worth rather than making the game as good as it could be- it wont be now- it can't be now.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[92] .Reviewers felt that the characters worked well together,[96][92] and that the interactions among them as the game progressed made up for shortcomings in the story.^ Well, I don't feel like getting up, and they have between 4 and 8 discs for this probably incredibley long game, so I get one disc, and 360 owners get 4-8 discs...retards...
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The 360 is easier to program for so most dual platform games and made for the 360 and then crapply and hastly ported to "work" on the PS3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[94] Many praised the main character, Lightning, described by GameSpot as "a likeable, strong-willed beauty",[96] while minor criticism was reserved by some reviews for certain characters in particular, with several commenting on Snow's personality.[92]
.While many reviews lauded Square Enix's attempt to revitalise the Final Fantasy series formula, a mixed reaction was given to the linear nature of the game, compounded by the removal of towns and non-playable characters, and particular criticism for the first eleven chapters in Cocoon,[118] lasting around fifteen[119] to twenty-five[92] hours.^ Final Fantasy (series) Views .
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Your gaming needs are fullfilled.  More $$$= more Final Fantasy so shut the fuck up!!!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So, this literally means that if you like RPG style games, especially Final Fantasy games and games from Square Enix, then the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Play Magazine remarked that the environment, "while greatly detailed, feels flat and lifeless [...] little more than wallpaper thrown over a tunnel that players walk through",[103] while GamePro described gameplay as "a long hallway toward an orange target symbol on your mini-map that triggers a cutscene, a boss fight, or both".[118] 1UP described the linear aspect as the game's "biggest shortcoming", rendering the first section "superficial".[92] EuroGamer felt that the lack of any distraction or exploration made the game "the RPG equivalent of a corridor shooter"[94] but also remarked, among other reviewers, that every entry in the Final Fantasy series has been linear to an extent, continuing that the series' games have only ever offered the "illusion of choice and exploration",[94] but that its explicit removal in this game meant it "[loses] a measure of excitement and romance as a result".[94] However, reviews such as those by Edge Magazine that awarded the game lower scores owing to these aspects also remarked positively that after these chapters the game "hits a sweet spot" and that in addition to the singular narrative, the game offered "hunting side-quests and the simple joy of exploring to see what visual marvel is around the next corner".[93]
.By contrast, reviews such as those by GamesRadar and CVG greatly appreciated its linear nature, the former stating that "the streamlined, focused structure eliminates potential tedium without dumbing anything down",[98] while the latter felt it "a clever move",[117] the player not being "[bogged] down with mundane number crunching, finicky and repetitive levelling-up" and game-controlled party members keeping the game "fresh".[117] Many also noted the gradual unfurling of the player's abilities over this first part of the game, from battle gameplay to selecting the party leader;[94][92] combined with its linear nature, some reviews went as far as to describe these chapters as "boring" until the world of Gran Pulse was revealed.^ Then again, I might skip this game altogether.  I don't have time anymore for RPGs.  Being a soldier and all, you know.  Kinda keeps you busy.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Ill hand it to Microsoft they are being very aggressive, I hope this is the move that finally wakes Sony up.
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I would see so many posts on various websites about how horrible this game would be, etc... Now it's the best news those same people ever heard!
  • E3 2008: Final Fantasy XIII Confirmed for Xbox 360 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[93][116][119] Reviewers such as VideoGamer felt that this was due to the production team's stated influence by Western games, such as the FPS genre,[105] while others felt this was an attempt to appeal to a wider audience than the traditional RPG.[118]

See also


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Final Fantasy XIII
Box artwork for Final Fantasy XIII.
Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Engine Crystal Tools
Release date(s)
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Genre(s) RPG
System(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s)
ESRB: Teen
CERO: Ages 12 and up
Followed by Final Fantasy Agito XIII
Series Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII
.This is the first game in the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII series.^ Final Fantasy XIII to be on 3 discs .
  • Final Fantasy XIII // Current 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Final Fantasy XIII $59.99 .
  • Amazon.com: Final Fantasy XIII: Playstation 3: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII is going to be part of three games that are called Fabula Nova Crystallis ("The New Tale of The Crys...
  • Final Fantasy 13 Countdown Fills Gamers with Rage, Impotence - GameRecoil.com 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.gamerecoil.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For other games in the series see the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII category.
.Final Fantasy XIII (ファイナルファンタジーXIII Fainaru Fuantaji ?) is a console role-playing game by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 relesaed in Japan on December 17, 2009 with overseas releases scheduled for March 9, 2010.^ Final Fantasy XIII releases in Japan, launch images » Leona Lewis in Final Fantasy XIII on March 9!
  • Final Fantasy 13 / XIII / FF13 - Images, Trailers, Characters, Release Date 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.ffinsider.net [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII to be on 3 discs .
  • Final Fantasy XIII // Current 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Final Fantasy is a video role-playing game series, inaugurated in 1987 with a title released to the NES by Squaresoft (now Square-Enix ).
  • Final Fantasy - Heroes Wiki 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC heroeswiki.com [Source type: General]

.The Xbox 360 version will not be available in Japan.^ In those areas it will also be available for the Xbox 360 .
  • Final Fantasy XIII Launches in Japan - Yahoo! News 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC news.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

^ Xbox 360 version .
  • Final Fantasy XIII forum - Neoseeker Forums 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 version will be better then the Xbox 360.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announced - Tom's Guide 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.tomsguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.First appearing at the 2006 E3, the game features are futuristic and set in a high-tech world.^ Unveiled at E3 2006, this title features a high-tech futuristic world, and a heroine who wields a gunblade-type weapon.
  • FF-Fan.com - Final Fantasy XIII - Game Details 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.ff-fan.com [Source type: General]

^ First appearing at the 2006 E3, the game features both futuristic and natural elements; it is set between a land of wilderness and the high-tech world above it.

^ Take Part in a Gaming Experience that Sets New Standards The first in the series developed for a simultaneous release on multiple high-definition consoles, FINAL FANTASY XIII pushes new boundaries in cinematic presentation, sound and gameplay.
  • Final Fantasy XIII for Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.tothegame.com [Source type: General]

.Final Fantasy XIII is the flagship title of the Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy XIII collection.^ Final Fantasy XIII to be on 3 discs .
  • Final Fantasy XIII // Current 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Final Fantasy XIII $59.99 .
  • Amazon.com: Final Fantasy XIII: Playstation 3: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: final fantasy xiii .
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.The plot focuses on the fal'Cie, a race existing beyond humanity.^ The plot known so far is thus: The fal'Cie are a race existing beyond humanity.
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Television Tropes & Idioms 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The fal’Cie, or Crystals, reside in Pulse but have designed the advanced society of Cocoon as the ultimate home for humanity.

^ On the other hand, you have Final Fantasy 13, which its plot revolves around the fal’Cie who has constructed a paradise for humanity: the shell-like city of Cocoon, which floats high above the surface of the world known as Pulse.
  • VG Arabia » The RPG of 2010: Mass Effect 2 or Final Fantasy 13? 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.vgarabia.com [Source type: General]

.The people marked by the fal'Cie for a greater purpose are named the l'Cie.^ The people living inside the Cocoon believed that with the blessing of the Fal'Cie, they could live forever in peace and happiness.
  • RPGFan Previews - Final Fantasy XIII 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.rpgfan.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII revolves around the relationships between these various peoples, and the results of the Fal'cie's mysterious works.
  • GC 2009: Final Fantasy XIII Update - PlayStation 3 Preview - at IGN 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC uk.ps3.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those marked by the fal'Cie for a greater purpose are named the l'Cie (pronounced luh-see ), each one given a special mission known as a Focus; failure to accomplish the Focus leads to the l'Cie transforming into a hideous monster.
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Television Tropes & Idioms 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Some thirteen centuries ago, a mythical Crystal told the fal'Cie to construct a paradise for humanity.^ Some thirteen centuries ago, a fal'Cie - beings created from crystals residing inside them - constructed a paradise for humanity.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announcement Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.electronictheatre.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crystal instructed the fal'Cie to construct a paradise for humanity .
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Television Tropes & Idioms 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The fal'Cie created life forms and machines for its inhabitants to use, allowing stability to develop and humanity to flourish.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announcement Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.electronictheatre.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The shell-like city of Cocoon was created to float high above the surface of the world now known as Pulse, and it was maintained by its own Crystal.^ The city of Cocoon was created by the crystals and is protected by machines.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Preview for PlayStation 3 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ The shell-like city of Cocoon floats high above the surface of the world known as Pulse.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announcement Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.electronictheatre.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both Pulse and Cocoon are maintained by their own fal’Cie.
  • VG Arabia » The RPG of 2010: Mass Effect 2 or Final Fantasy 13? 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.vgarabia.com [Source type: General]

.Cocoon's Crystal created life forms and machines for its inhabitants to use, and humanity flourished.^ The city of Cocoon was created by the crystals and is protected by machines.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Preview for PlayStation 3 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Cocoon's Crystal created life forms and machines for its inhabitants to use, and humanity flourished.
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Television Tropes & Idioms 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The Farsi and Crystal created the Cocoon - a utopian haven for humans.
  • Final Fantasy XIII 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Over time, the people of Cocoon began to fear for the safety of their world, and were worried that it would be cast down from the sky.^ The citizens of Cocoon fear the world below.
  • Crunchyroll - Final Fantasy XIII's Group Info 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.crunchyroll.com [Source type: General]

^ Over time, the people of Cocoon began to fear for the safety of their world, and they worried that it would be cast down from the sky into the hell that they saw Pulse to be.
  • VG Arabia » The RPG of 2010: Mass Effect 2 or Final Fantasy 13? 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.vgarabia.com [Source type: General]

^ Over time however, the people of Cocoon began to fear for the safety of their world, worrying that it would be cast down from the sky into the terrifying world of Pulse below.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announcement Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.electronictheatre.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In present day, the wilderness of Pulse has strange effects on people, and the theocratic Holy Government of Cocoon quarantines and exiles anyone who has been influenced by Pulse from the city with the help of its mighty army, PSICOM. A former soldier of that army, a woman codenamed Lightning is chosen by the fal'Cie against her will to become an l'Cie, and with that to be an enemy of humanity and bring about the downfall of Cocoon.^ Through a chain of events, these three, along with two exiles, Vanille and Hope, are marked by the fal'Cie against their will to become l'Cie - people designated for a greater purpose - and with that become enemies of humanity who are tasked with bringing about the downfall of Cocoon.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Announcement Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.electronictheatre.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They become l'Cie — chosen of the fal'Cie.
  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date, New Details Announced - News - GameInformer.com 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC gameinformer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • FACE YOUR DESTINY ON MARCH 9, 2010 � FINAL FANTASY XIII LAUNCHES IN NORTH AMERICA 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC multivu.prnewswire.com [Source type: General]
  • Worthplaying | 'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Dates - Screens & Trailer 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC worthplaying.com [Source type: General]
  • Elite Bastards - Final Fantasy XIII European release date announced 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.elitebastards.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Final Fantasy XIII: Playstation 3: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The one who disappeared was not the fal’Cie…it was me!
  • Final Fantasy - Wikiquote 3 February 2010 15:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Final Fantasy XII

Developer(s) Square Enix
Publisher(s) Square Enix
Engine Crystal Tools
Release date December 17, 2009 (JP)
March 9, 2010 (NA)
Genre RPG
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) CERO: 12
ESRB: T
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
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^ Seiken Densetsu: The Legend of Mana (USA: Legend of Mana) There isn't much backstory to this game.
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^ Bale Fire via www.psu.com 162 rate Final Fantasy XIII Preview: "Will A Step Backwards Push The Series Forward?"
  • Final Fantasy XIII News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

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