Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is Scheduled for a January 2012 US Release

Hey there.  I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan.  I have gone through most of the games (my boy is hogging the Dissidia series on the PSP) and I must say that I have enjoyed them all.  Even the Final Fantasy bastard game, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest.  Yeah, it was horrible, but if you were new to the CONCEPT of RPGs, this was an easy game to get through and get the gist of how to get through a FF game.  But seriously, how can you not fall in love with the story, the characters, and the music?  Some of the characters and story lines have stuck with me for more than a decade and even today, I've gone back and played some of the classic FF games just to relive those memories.

Anyways, I  received Final Fantasy XIII for my birthday (May) and I still haven't gotten through.  Not because it's too hard or anything like that, it's just that I haven't been able to care the time to get through it.  Aside from it being linear, it's a pretty awesome game and even though you directly control the actions of one character, the battle system is the most engaging battle system to date.  You feel more a part of the party's success as you did in prior FF games.  Trust me, brute strength will not equal success in this game!  They incorporate a good mix of strategy into preparing for battles and I find myself thinking BEFORE attempting a battle.

So you may have guessed that I've been fairly excited with the announcement of a direct sequel to FF XIII.  But now that I've seen the full trailer, I'm beyond excited.  Just by glancing at the gameplay, I see real time action sequences (a la God of War), I see a more interactive background and I see beast allies (a la FF: Tactics).  Check out the trailer below!



Ooooooooo...  From what it looks like, Serah will part of the party and it's unknown (to me at least) whether or not Lighting will be as well.  Oh man!  I can't wait to get my hands on this game!!!  Oh and on a side note, am I the only one that sees Lightning's angel wing to that of Sephiroth's?  Coincidence?  Can't wait to find out!  Later!

6 comments:

You're excited for this game? I have a moogle tattooed on my leg with Final Fantasy tattooed in Japanese under it!

That is freakin' awesome, Kristen. There was a huge lack of moogles in FXIII but in the trailer, that is DEFINITELY a moogle following that guy around. I can't wait for it. I love me some Final Fantasy.

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I read in Game Informer that a moogle will actually be part of your party, like a pet or companion type thing KUPO! .....lmao

I read that same article. I think it said that the moogle would play a more important role for treasure hunting or something a long those lines. Either way, I'm glad to see they're back and I sooooo wanna get my hands on this game! Maybe I'll pre-order 2 and give one away? Hmmm....

Yea, that's one of your giveaways I won't enter because I'll already have it lol.

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