Feb. 7th, 2011 11:24 am
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I've started to replay FF13 just for the hell of it.
Vanille is a lot less annoying on the second play through. Now that I know she's from Pulse from day one it's easier to sympathise with her. Her over the top cheerfulness is just her putting on a brave face due to the constant "People from Pulse are scum" remarks. Poor kid.
Soon as I got control of the Battle Team command I switched it so I'm fighting with all three girls and I haven't looked back. Even though it means going without the Haste and Protect spells. The only male character I like is Sazh. I don't even bother upgrading Snow's and Hope's abilities or weapons. Because I hate them.
The girls are more fun to play anyway and their character design is a lot more interesting. Vanille is cute as fuck and Lightening and Fang are too cool for words.

So yeah, I'm enjoying 13 more on this second play through. The story is making more sense too. And the weapon upgrading thing isn't as much of a pain as it was on my first play through either. On my first playthrough I managed to make it to the final boss without coming close to mastering anyone's weapons or accessories once though. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Still don't like the restrictions on exploring the world map and the severe lack of side quests though. Side quests make a Final Fantasy game. Still, it's way better than the dull FF12 characters and even more boring FF12 story. And I don't really care about the love story between Snow and Serah. I don't care. The part of the storyline that tugs on my heartstrings is Sazh looking for his son. I already know what happens and I'm still bursting into tears on his behalf while I'm rolling my eyes at Snow and his BLOODY ANNOYING 'your hero's coming to save you Serah'. Fuck off Snow you dick.

Date: 2011-02-07 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I...still haven't finished my first play through. >_> FINAL FANTASY GAMES, WHY YOU DO DIS TO ME?

Date: 2011-02-07 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You haven't? Where did you get up to? Did you get stuck?

Date: 2011-02-07 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm assuming it was the final chapter, the area that's all platforms hanging in nothingness. I just got really frustrated, put it aside and started playing Batman, and never picked it up again.

It seems to be a running theme with me and Final Fantasy games, same thing happened with IX and X. Got up to the final areas then stalled on the bosses. The only ones I've finished has been VII and X-2.

Date: 2011-02-07 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I know where you mean the enemies are really difficult in that part.
If you've kept a save point where the three portals opened up then warp back to Pulse and do that side quest with the crystal thingys. You'll get some components to upgrade weapons and some chrysterium points. Also, fight some Adamanchelids for Gold Dust. I think it sells for something like 20,000 gil so you can buy crap to upgrade with. Same goes for cactuar dolls if you get some, I think they were about 10,000, but they hardly ever seem to drop.

Date: 2011-02-07 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Or wait! No! If you have the portals saved, warp back to Eden. You'll get Incentive chips. They're only 2,500. But they drop more often than Gold Dust with the Adamanchelids. Also the weird things I think they're called Vampires and the female soldiers both drop Perfume which I think is worth 12,000 and the Vampires also drop one of the transformation rock things which sell for 7,000 if you don't use them.
One run in Eden from the save point up to the Adamantoid (which you won't be able to fight but can easily avoid) netted me on average about 30,000 gil so I upgraded a load of weapons around there by running up and down fighting for a few hours!


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