History VideoGame / FinalFantasyXIII

17th Feb '17 12:44:35 AM omegafire17
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's one of the main themes of the game. The party's mere presence as Pulse l'Cie is making the civilian population panic and the government resorts to increasingly extreme measures to capture them and restore the peace, and as l'Cie the party members can either fulfill their Focus to destroy Cocoon, or refuse it and turn to [[FateWorseThanDeath Cie'th]]. They come to believe there must be a way to TakeAThirdOption, but in the meantime they evade capture, mow down enemy soldiers, show off their l'Cie powers in public, and in general constantly escalate the already thick tensions of the people. A good portion of [=NPCs=], and briefly some of the party members themselves, are of the opinion it would make things easier on the world if they just stopped trying and died. As for specific examples:
** [[spoiler:Cid attempts to free himself of his Focus and save the world by killing the party, only to end up defeated and ripe for ressurrection by the BigBad as a puppet that goes on to fuel discord and destruction on the streets of Cocoon]].
** [[spoiler:Snow ''doesn't bother covering up his Pulse l'Cie tattoo'', so he ends up causing the exact kind of panic that the party went back to Cocoon to prevent]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It's one of the main themes of the game. The party's mere presence as Pulse l'Cie is making the civilian population panic and the government resorts to increasingly extreme measures to capture them and restore the peace, and as l'Cie the party members can either fulfill their Focus to destroy Cocoon, or refuse it and turn to [[FateWorseThanDeath Cie'th]]. They come to believe there must be a way to TakeAThirdOption, but in the meantime they evade capture, mow down enemy soldiers, soldiers as necessary, show off their l'Cie powers in public, public [[note]]Snow did so to get civilians out of the line-of-fire, when otherwise they would've been hit by friendly fire[[/note]], and in general constantly escalate the already thick already-thick tensions of the people.people thanks to situations forcing their hands. A good portion of [=NPCs=], and briefly some of the party members themselves, are of the opinion it would make things easier on the world if they just stopped trying and died. As for specific examples:
** [[spoiler:Cid attempts to free himself of his Focus and save the world by killing the party, only to end up defeated and ripe for ressurrection resurrection by the BigBad as a puppet that goes on to fuel discord and destruction on the streets of Cocoon]].
** [[spoiler:Snow ''doesn't bother covering up his Pulse l'Cie tattoo'', so he ends up causing the exact kind of panic that the party went back to Cocoon to prevent]]prevent. [[MortonsFork However, not long after this Cocoon is mass-invaded by Pulsian creatures thanks to Barthandelus, so even if he'd covered up the panic would've happened anyway]].]]



** [[spoiler:Pretty much everything the party does for the whole game, up to and including killing the final boss, is exactly what the BigBad (said final boss) wants you to do. [[FromBadToWorse And worse still, the BigBad intentionally set it up so that's ''all'' you can do - whether it's done by one group of L'Cie or another future group is irrelevent]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Pretty much everything the party does for the whole game, up to and including killing the final boss, is exactly what the BigBad (said final boss) wants you to do. [[FromBadToWorse And worse still, the BigBad intentionally set it all up so that's that's]] ''all'' [[FromBadToWorse you can do - whether it's done by one group of L'Cie or another future group is irrelevent]].irrelevant, even if they want it done sooner rather than later]].]]
4th Feb '17 2:43:16 AM omegafire17
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* ShipTease: An example that's almost [[InvokedTrope invoked]], in-universe. In an optional cutscene in the Yaschas Massif, Hope and Vanille have a fairly long conversation, ending with her thanking him for his words. Hope then says she should keep smiling, as it makes him happy when she does - Vanille's terribly flustered in response to this surprise, not knowing what to do... until Hope starts chuckling. He never answers her question of whether it's a joke or not, merely that they're 'even', but it's implied to have been one.



* SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness: Level 2. The game's linearity created a huge amount of controversy, not only about whether it was good or bad, but whether it was true to the series.

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* SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness: Level 2. The game's linearity created a huge amount good deal of controversy, discussion, not only about whether it was it's good or bad, but whether it was true to the series. series.
26th Jan '17 7:38:18 AM omegafire17
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is the first part of the "ten year project" known as ''Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy'', which was envisioned as a series of ''Final Fantasy'' games all sharing a common mythology. Unfortunately, development was filled with problems: the two biggest being an excessive amount of time spent developing the game engine, and a general lack of a cohesive vision amongst the development team. As a result, feedback for the game has been more than a little bit mixed. While it received relatively warm initial reviews (currently holding 83 on Metacritic), [[BrokenBase fan reaction has been broken]] [[{{Understatement}} to put it mildly]], often citing its painful linearity and poor and convoluted storytelling.

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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is the first part of the "ten year project" known as ''Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy'', which was envisioned as a series of ''Final Fantasy'' games all sharing a common mythology. Unfortunately, development was filled with problems: the two biggest being an excessive amount of time spent developing the game engine, and a general lack of a cohesive vision amongst the development team. As a result, feedback for the game has been more than a little bit mixed. While it received relatively warm initial reviews (currently holding 83 on Metacritic), [[BrokenBase fan reaction has been broken]] [[{{Understatement}} to put it mildly]], often citing its painful linearity and poor and convoluted storytelling.
24th Jan '17 11:21:36 PM immortalfrieza
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* CannonFodder: It isn't until the party returns from Pulse that the standard PSICOM and later the Guardian Corps enemies in general stop being anything more than annoyances that are regularly slaughtered by the hundreds with little effort especially once the player becomes competent at the battle system, and even then with a little level grinding those aren't an issue either. This is particularly noticeable with PSICOM because they are repeatedly stated to be Cocoon's "elite" forces specifically designed to counter anything Pulsian yet are barely a problem for the party.
20th Jan '17 8:34:16 PM SwiftSeraph
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* RodandReelRepurposed: Pulse tribesmen have complex rods that function as both weapons and lassos-slash-bridles for the various wild mounts flying around.
18th Jan '17 5:50:42 PM lalaTKG
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The [[RegionalBonus European edition]] comes with a soundtrack disc, artbook, and a l'Cie temporary tattoo, so that you too can impress your friends with your totally bitchin' MarkOfTheBeast!
27th Dec '16 2:26:31 PM ADrago
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* LostForever[=/=]BrokenBridge: With the exception of the ones on [[spoiler:Gran Pulse]], ''every single treasure chest in the game'' is lost once you leave the dungeon it's in. Fortunately, most of them don't give out things that are all that rare. There are a few weapons and accessories you can't buy in stores found in chests, though.
** There is also one point in the game where if you don't fight an optional boss that is way too strong for the party at normal progression, you'll have to choose between two treasure chests. The one you don't pick will be lost.
** The final dungeon won't allow you back into its main bulk after you reach the end, so much for the level grinding.
** If you don't find all five parts to repair Vanille's pet robot, Bhakti, before fighting [[spoiler:Barthandelus]], then they disappear, and you lose out on a bunch of useful items.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** With the exception of the ones on [[spoiler:Gran Pulse]], ''every single treasure chest in the game'' is lost once you leave the dungeon it's in. Fortunately, most of them don't give out things that are all that rare. There are a few weapons and accessories you can't buy in stores found in chests, though.
** There is also one point in the game where if you don't fight an optional boss that is way too strong for the party at normal progression, you'll have to choose between two treasure chests. The one you don't pick will be lost.
** The final dungeon won't allow you back into its main bulk after you reach the end, so much for the level grinding.
** If you don't find all five parts to repair Vanille's pet robot, Bhakti, before fighting [[spoiler:Barthandelus]], then they disappear, and you lose out on a bunch of useful items.
21st Dec '16 6:56:57 PM Bebop
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->''Cocoon--a utopia in the sky.''

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->''Cocoon--a ->''Cocoon—a utopia in the sky.''



->''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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->''The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse--the Pulse—the feared and detested lowerworld -- awoke lowerworld—awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.''



When a Pulse fal'Cie is discovered within the walls of Cocoon, [[TheEmpire the ruling government]]- fearing the creation of Pulse l'Cies- take drastic measures by quarantining the entire district where it was found and ordering that everyone within be exiled to Pulse. Seeking to rescue her missing sister from the chaos of this "Purge", a young soldier known only by the codename "Lightning" rebels against the government and breaks through the military blockade to the Pulse fal'Cie.

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When a Pulse fal'Cie is discovered within the walls of Cocoon, [[TheEmpire the ruling government]]- fearing government]]—fearing the creation of Pulse l'Cies- take l'Cies—takes drastic measures by quarantining the entire district where it was found and ordering that everyone within be exiled to Pulse. Seeking to rescue her missing sister from the chaos of this "Purge", a young soldier known only by the codename "Lightning" rebels against the government and breaks through the military blockade to the Pulse fal'Cie.
10th Dec '16 10:39:05 PM InterestingCarSalesman
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is the first part of the "ten year project" known as ''Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy'', which was envisioned as a series of ''Final Fantasy'' games all sharing a common mythology. Unfortunately, development was filled with problems: the two biggest being an excessive amount of time spent developing the game engine, and a general lack of a cohesive vision amongst the development team.

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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is the first part of the "ten year project" known as ''Franchise/FabulaNovaCrystallisFinalFantasy'', which was envisioned as a series of ''Final Fantasy'' games all sharing a common mythology. Unfortunately, development was filled with problems: the two biggest being an excessive amount of time spent developing the game engine, and a general lack of a cohesive vision amongst the development team.
team. As a result, feedback for the game has been more than a little bit mixed. While it received relatively warm initial reviews (currently holding 83 on Metacritic), [[BrokenBase fan reaction has been broken]] [[{{Understatement}} to put it mildly]], often citing its painful linearity and poor and convoluted storytelling.
10th Dec '16 5:16:38 PM MacronNotes
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* AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage: The Stagger system encourages this, with a damage multiplier that goes up to 999%. Using attacks the enemy is weak to increases it faster, and some enemies become more vulnerable when staggered, such as losing their armor and becoming easier to stunlock.

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* AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage: AttackItsWeakPoint: The Stagger system encourages this, with a damage multiplier that goes up to 999%. Using attacks the enemy is weak to increases it faster, and some enemies become more vulnerable when staggered, such as losing their armor and becoming easier to stunlock.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Once you get to [[spoiler:Pulse, like you knew you were going to eventually]], you can come across the somewhat large turtles known as Adamantoise. If you engage it in battle, it will ''[[ForMassiveDamage step]]'' [[OneHitKill on you]].

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Once you get to [[spoiler:Pulse, like you knew you were going to eventually]], you can come across the somewhat large turtles known as Adamantoise. If you engage it in battle, it will ''[[ForMassiveDamage step]]'' ''step'' [[OneHitKill on you]].
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