History Videogame / FinalFantasyXIII

7th Sep '16 3:37:07 PM bt8257
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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 plagued 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 plagued 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.
29th Aug '16 7:29:07 PM ArchmarschalVonLowen
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** The Eidolons are giant mechanical humanoids who can convert into the forms of vehicles or robotic animals in their Gestalt Modes. [[{{Transformers}} Sound familiar]]?
13th Aug '16 12:52:24 PM xxdster
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** From a certain perspective, the death sentence of becoming a l'Cie is more or less like getting cancer or HIV, and all of the characters react to it in different ways one might react to that kind of thing.
8th Aug '16 7:03:11 PM ElectroKraken
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* AfterCombatRecovery: Your party is restored to full health after ''every'' battle -- which is good, because some of the bosses and enemies are ''seriously'' hard.



* AmbiguousRobots: So the military creates biological weapons from wild creatures, but it's difficult to tell whether the resultant... things are metal, meat, a combination, or ''neither''. Then you have the fal'Cie.



* AfterCombatRecovery: Your party is restored to full health after ''every'' battle -- which is good, because some of the bosses and enemies are ''seriously'' hard.
* AmbiguousRobots: So the military creates biological weapons from wild creatures, but it's difficult to tell whether the resultant... things are metal, meat, a combination, or ''neither''. Then you have the fal'Cie.
4th Aug '16 5:19:14 PM AuraXtreme
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* SmurfettePrinciple: Among the Undying Cie'th, ''Zenobia the Butcher'' is the only one referred to as female.



* SpamAttack: Lightning's [[UnstoppableRage Army of One]] and Sazh's [[MoreDakka Cold Blood]] [[LimitBreak full-ATB moves]]. Also, what happens naturally when you're queuing up five or six Attacks or Ruins in a row during the late game.

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* SpamAttack: Lightning's [[UnstoppableRage Army of One]] and Sazh's [[MoreDakka Cold Blood]] [[LimitBreak full-ATB moves]].moves]], as well as Hope's [[HolyHandGrenade Last Resort]] if you only have one target. Also, what happens naturally when you're queuing up five or six Attacks or Ruins in a row during the late game.
12th Jul '16 1:10:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Lightning, Serah and Vanille. All three of the pink variety.
9th Jul '16 10:44:25 PM omegafire17
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Most of the enormous mecha bosses have some sort of explanation. Then there's the final boss of Chapter 5: a big metal robot-bug. It is clearly not part of the local fauna, and the military zone that you walked through was made to develop biological weapons, not mechanical ones.
** The Chapter 5 boss is actually a literal example- it's huge, it's inside an orb that in geostationary orbit, it's an actual bug, and there is never any explanation as to where it came from. It is a Giant Space Flea from Nowhere.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Most of At first, the enormous mecha bosses have some sort of explanation. Then there's the final boss of Chapter 5: a big metal robot-bug. It is clearly not part of 5 - the Aster Protoflorian (a giant bug thing) - looks to be completely out-of-place with the site's local fauna, and the military zone that you walked through comes almost literally out-of-nowhere. The site in question was made to develop developing biological weapons, not mechanical ones.
** The Chapter 5 boss is actually
but this thing looks mechanical... [[SubvertedTrope however]], looks at the datalog reveal that thing ''is'' a literal example- bioweapon, ie a living creature gone through a whole host of enhancements. Apparently looks can be deceiving, though it's huge, it's inside an orb that in geostationary orbit, it's an actual bug, entrance is still quite sudden and there is never any explanation as to where it came from. It is a Giant Space Flea from Nowhere.somewhat out-of-place.
8th Jul '16 3:09:26 AM omegafire17
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* AllThereInTheManual: The datalog, which is required reading if you want to have a full understanding of the backstory and terminology. The plot summary in said datalog even fully explains the characters' motivations that are either implied or vague in game. In other words, you'll find yourself reading the datalog after nearly every cutscene.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The datalog, which is required reading if you want to have a full understanding of the backstory and terminology. The plot summary in said datalog even fully explains the characters' motivations that are either might be implied or vague in game. In other words, you'll find yourself reading the datalog after nearly every cutscene.game..



** And sometimes AI healers will focus on healing annoying but mostly harmless status ailments over recovering HP. Which can be a problem when the party leader is low on HP and the Medics are removing things like Deprotect. They may also focus more on healing the living party members instead of reviving a fallen one to help.

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** And sometimes AI healers will focus on Medics follow a certain AI structure, as do the others, but their's might not fit every situation. They start with healing annoying anyone alive (particularly the leader) at/below 30% health, then 70% health, but mostly harmless status ailments over recovering HP. Which can be a problem when the party leader is low on HP and the Medics ''only'' once both conditions are satisfied do they turn their attention to those requiring Raise, followed by removing negative status ailments, and ending with whatever damage hasn't been healed yet. You'll need to control a Medic role to do things like Deprotect. They may also focus more on healing the living party members instead of reviving a fallen one to help.out-of-order.



** Thankfully, the two above examples are fixed in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 the sequel]] where you can choose if your AI companions attack separate targets, or go after the same enemy as the party leader you control when you customize your paradigms.

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** *** Thankfully, the two above examples are fixed in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 the sequel]] where you can choose if your AI companions attack separate targets, or go after the same enemy as the party leader you control when you customize your paradigms.
7th Jul '16 7:47:45 PM Bissek
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* PinballProtagonist: The party spends more than half the game simply trying to survive in a world where virtually everyone is trying to kill them for reasons beyond their control.
24th Jun '16 3:26:25 PM TheBuddy26
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[[caption-width-right:335:The Defiers of Fate. And Serah. [[note]]From left to right: [[TheBigGuy Snow Villiers]], [[TheChick Oerba Dia Vanille]], [[SixthRanger Oerba Yun Fang]], [[TheHero Lightning Farron]], [[OnlySaneMan Sazh Katzroy]], [[TagalongKid Hope Esthiem]], [[TheLostLenore Serah Farron]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:335:The Defiers of Fate. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Serah.Serah]]. [[note]]From left to right: [[TheBigGuy Snow Villiers]], [[TheChick Oerba Dia Vanille]], [[SixthRanger Oerba Yun Fang]], [[TheHero Lightning Farron]], [[OnlySaneMan Sazh Katzroy]], [[TagalongKid Hope Esthiem]], [[TheLostLenore Serah Farron]].[[/note]]]]
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