Quantcast
Another Ten Minute Taste: Final Fantasy XIII - Destructoid




Another Ten Minute Taste: Final Fantasy XIII


12:00 PM on 12.30.2009



As requested and promised, here's our additional Ten Minute Taste of the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII. Our first one didn't do much for those that played the Japanese demo, as it covered much of the same ground.

This new one comes from about 3 hours into the game. We did our best to pick a part that showed something new, working hard to avoid anything that would spoil the story. That said, if you're trying to save yourself for the US release, keep in mind that this is well past the first ten minutes. If you don't understand Japanese, you won't have to worry about that, though.

Here you'll see a new stage (shiny!) and some more involved battle tactics. It's definitely more involved than the mindless attacking from the beginning, but it gets even better. It takes a few more hours before the game really opens up, in both the battle system and the world. 

I've been asked a few times for an early verdict. This won't do much for you, but it should be fairly obvious:

If you love Final Fantasy, you'll likely love this. If you hate it and other JRPGs, don't bother. Just as you expected. Big crazy story, shiny graphics, lovely music, just like always. A non-branching storyline in the beginning, though. That's also the case in other series games. Final Fantasy was never an exploration game, so why expect that now? I love this fast-paced battle system when it finally opens up. No healing after battles, no walking through towns to advance storylines. Good changes. Fun game.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Final Fantasy

3:30 PM on 08.26.2014
Final Fantasy creator's next game will head to consoles if it sells 2 million

Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) and his studio Mistwalker (Lost Odyssey) have a new mobile (iOS, Android) strategy RPG coming out this October, Terra Battle.  In the latest Famitsu (via Siliconera, Game Jouhou), ...more



8:00 PM on 08.23.2014
Check out this new Final Fantasy Explorers gameplay video

This new gameplay video of Final Fantasy Explorers has me praying to the ghost of Gunpei Yokoi that Square Enix will localize this game to the U.S. The gameplay looks to be somewhat like the Monster Hunter series and that is...more



12:30 PM on 08.22.2014
Square Enix's Back to School Sale cuts 50 percent off games

Here's how Square Enix's Online Back to School Sale works: the first game is 20 percent off, adding a second takes it to 30 percent off, going all the way up to 50 percent off for three or more games. So, if I'm reading this ...more



View all Final Fantasy






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more