Looking past Final Fantasy XIII-2 and waiting on Final Fantasy XIV might not be the best idea.

First of all, Square Enix still needs to produce Final Fantasy Versus XIII . Secondly, according to Gaming Everything citing the Game Informer review of FFXIII-2, it seems another sequel is "inevitable." Yeah, that's right.

After calling the storyline "laughable and insulting," the critic said that upon completing the game, you're likely to see the words "to be continued," regardless of which ending you get (there are multiple conclusions). And the thing is, despite all the downloadable content planned for the title, what's left hanging in the air probably can't be handled by simple DLC. Here's the quote:

"To make matters worse, you aren’t even getting a complete story. The canonical ending (there are multiple other ‘what if’ endings) concludes with the words ‘to be continued’ and it’s not a scenario likely to be resolved with future DLC. After the credits, I sat in disbelief, wondering if I had done something wrong or somehow missed the true ending. I didn’t. Square Enix intentionally left the story incomplete. The announcement of Final Fantasy XIII-3 is inevitable."

You know, at least Square knew enough to stop after FFX-2 (not that that was a bad game). As for FFXIII-2, I've been playing it for approximately five hours now and although I won't have the review done for this weekend (embargo up tomorrow), there's something I will do- I'm going to make a thread in the forums that outlines the changes and enhancements this title features as compared to its predecessor. The fans need to know.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII-2

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aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

that song by drake is hot garbage. Drake needs to stop acting like he's something the whole world knows he's not.

And im doubting Ben would listen to Drake.

PLUS: its off topic


Last edited by aaronisbla on 1/27/2012 2:41:21 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I love Drake and fully plan on seeing him in concert. Don't hate on Drake, hate on Vallartaboy's post.

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
9 years ago

LimitedVergo, I never imagined you liking Drake. You don't come off as the type that listens to him lol. For the record I'm a Drake fan too.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Drake? Nathan Drake? Don't know any other Drake.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago
auroro
auroro
9 years ago

random

Ichigo40
Ichigo40
9 years ago

Well I don't know how to take that…I surely hope they don't start work on FFXIII-3 considering FF Versus XIII is the game I and along with others are waiting for.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

No kidding, if they put that game off any longer it will have to be a PS4 title.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

Incomplete story?? FF is never meant to be a trilogy!! What are they thinking over there?! SE, get over it, please.

Please, just please get Vs.XIII out the window before XIII-3 if it's true.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

WTF

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

yeah…. ?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Apparently 3 mediocre games add up to one awesome game?

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

You still have that pre-order? LV? xD

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Haha, yeah I sure do. I honestly thought about it and realized I'm still going to want it since it's a FF game and the soundtrack alone I'd pay $80 for. I really enjoy the FF soundtracks.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 1/27/2012 2:59:31 PM

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

You could buy the soundtrack and not the game…but well sure you are hardcore for this franchise.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

The soundtracks are the price of a game or more. It makes sense to just get them bundled together.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

If I don't like the game I would only pay the soundtrack even if cost me more, I wouldn't cooperate for this awful direction of making a third one, you just really liked XIII enough to still have desire for this and that's fine.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Um…LV, I hate to tell you, but this may be the first FF soundtrack you despise, as there's more licensed music with lyrics rather than classical pieces. So like weird heavy metal/rap tracks for bosses and some J-Pop-y stuff elsewhere…

I actually think it fits the game but I'm probably in the minority.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Incredible, they still want to pump out a 3rd installment of series that has not gone down well this Gen. Why not go back to their roots and do things properly the first time around!?!?

Off topic: Its my birthday today guys 🙂 , and I was gifted an Asus Transformer Prime Tablet. What a beast of a machine.

Q!

`its.green.its.little.its.droid`

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Congrats, pal!
And OMG you lucky SOB. I've been drooling over that Transformer Prime since day one. It's a beauty like no other. Perfection, signed by ASUS.

Oh btw Qubex, if you want to share tips and experiences with games and other apps for Android head over to the forums and we'll make a thread about Droid goodies!
Nowadays we are all challenging each other in Wordfeud over there. I lose. A lot.


Last edited by Beamboom on 1/27/2012 11:23:36 AM

gumbi
gumbi
9 years ago

Now THAT'S a birthday gift! Somebody deserves the biggest thank-you ever.

I've been coveting the Prime since Asus announced it. But I need some hands-on time before I can justify the purchase.

gumbi is jealous.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

Happy Bday Qubex

If the embargo is up by tommorow than I'll just strart checking Metacric to see how its scoring. I'm buying FF13-2 for sure. I'm okay with cliffhangers but I stilll want FFvs13 before the next main FF game.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Happy Birthday! 🙂

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Thank you guys for your thoughts and messages, means a great deal.

Yes, who else would do this but your parents. So they have both received very special hugs and a big thank you. It was gifted to me at a top class Italian restaurant, with the staff all gathering around to sing a belated birthday song. I was very embarrassed, but then the whole restaurant joined in as well… it was surreal with the Parma Hams hanging lazily down from the ceiling witnessing all of this.

Great fun… A 32Gb micro SD card was also thrown in for good measure, bringing the beast up to a staggering 64Gb of solid state goodness, and the keyboard dock was also gifted… did not know what hit me…

Talking of an amazing Android platformer you guys need to check out gameplay videos of Corby. Its a Little Big Planet ripoff of sorts but damn good.

Also, if you want to see the Primes Tegra3 quad core processor and gpu being maxed out watch the Nvidia tech videos for Glowball 1 and Glowball 2. Pretty amazing.

Q!

"quad.core.goodness"

*Sent from my Transformer Prime Tablet 🙂


Last edited by Qubex on 1/27/2012 11:53:09 AM

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
9 years ago

Happy b-day Qubex 😀

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Qubex, Downloading Cordy now! 🙂
Please tell if you find other goodies. Here's one for you if you like puzzles: Apparatus. Looks good, and clever concept.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Is that the best tablet out in the market? How would you compare it to a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Happy birthday Q, you're a jolly good fellow.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Happy BD, Qubex!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Damn Q, you're such a cutie!

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Happy birthday Q!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Happy birthday. 🙂

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Happy Birthday Qubex!

Sony needs to get moving with that PlayStation Suite so you can game on that Prime. With Bluetooth DS3 controller support of course. Imagine

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Thank you all, much appreciate your birthday wishes, thanks again.

Spent most of the weekend so far setting the tablet up. Still some way to go to get it the way I want. Anyway it is happy times at the moment…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"


Last edited by Qubex on 1/28/2012 7:15:09 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

… And so was it that SE introduced Final Fantasy as an annual release.


Last edited by Beamboom on 1/27/2012 11:15:13 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

hahahaha…. sorta seems like it, yeah…

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

@beamboom

It's been almost 2 years since FF13 launched. A biannual release is better fitting description.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 1/27/2012 12:11:08 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Excel, it starts now. Hence "introduce". The Annualism had not started back then. 😉

No but really, SE did state so a while back, didn't they? That they wanted faster release schedule, annual releases etc.
This is just an incredibly stupid way of doing it. Who wants half a game, sort of (if what they say is true)?


Last edited by Beamboom on 1/27/2012 12:39:30 PM

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

biannual = twice per year
biennial = every two years

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I think LV summed up what I think pretty well…

I don't know how to take this…. seems………. strange? Obviously going by what forumites say isn't a very good indicator of what everyone wants, but I've always been under the impression most people just want to get versus already.

Perhaps Versus continues the story? FFXIII-2 travels in time afterall…

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

::face palm::

PlaystationLifestyle gave XIII-2 a 5/10.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

The 3 major sources recorded on Meta-Critic so far (all big name sources) all scored an 8. Which is slightly lower than FFXIII, and more than a full point lower than the series average.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

It looks like people are starting to cry foul. If this kind of thing doesn't get the Square-Enix executives to come to their senses then we're in trouble.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Think that's gonna wake them up?
PFFT!

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

You know what, I don't care. Let Square-Enix release Final Fantasy XIII-3. I won't purchase it like I'm not purchasing Final Fantasy XIII-2.

BUT for the love of God, PLEASE, Square, PLEASE, release Final Fantasy Versus XIII before you announce another installment! Please!! This is just sad.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Could you imagine? lol

Russell Burrows
Russell Burrows
9 years ago

Happy birthday Qube!!
Try a few games from Glu mobile on the tablet.

That Assus is a very good tablet.

My Son and I both got the Acer Iconia 7 inch tablets on black friday for 189 at best buy along with the Sharp 42 inch HDTVs for 199 and the Lenovo laptops for 179 and the 199 PS3 bundles and the Vivitek Qumi LED projector and the Gateway netbook for 149 and Skyrim.

Ooops went off topic.

But what is SE thinking???
I mean WTF!!! a trilogy??
Yuck!!
FAIL! try again SE!!
Not buying FFXIII-2!! and a big NOOOOOO!!!!!!! to a screwed up, lackluster and worthless sequel!!!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

SMH

Really SE, really? You think these guys planned FFXIII as a 3-part game to begin with or did they really think "fans" wanted to play 3 games in this series?

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

So essentially it seems that the Square-Enix executives assumed that the second game would sell well enough to warrant a sequel and that there would be sufficient demand for one. How arrogant.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
9 years ago

WooHoo! 120 dollars saved! Thanks S-E.